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by minusfive
Sun May 31, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)
Replies: 28
Views: 11177

Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Senator_Jay wrote:I intend to play, whether or not I have a team!
I'm relieved that Jay didn't lose (and thus besmirch his Monstrosity title), but unrelieved that he will be playing this (I assume) at VETO.
by minusfive
Sun May 31, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT mirror at uWaterloo (27th June)
Replies: 30
Views: 12985

Re: NASAT mirror at uWaterloo (27th June)

adosreme wrote:Peter Cordiero
Hey man, that's Peter Cordeiro, man
by minusfive
Sun May 31, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18361

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

I've completed my MORE WEIGHT pack; I can't send it to anybody, but I'm happy to do private readings for any interested (and non-attending at Waterloo's NASAT) parties.
by minusfive
Sat May 30, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash Side Event at uWaterloo (27th June)
Replies: 5
Views: 3482

Re: Trash Side Event at uWaterloo (27th June)

What is the difficulty/distribution (no sports, does this mean more of something else?)?
Also, if it was played shootout, it would allow MORE WEIGHT and some rounds of this (does it have a name? does it dare speak its name?) tournament councurrently, if we're running out of time.
by minusfive
Sat May 30, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)
Replies: 82
Views: 39148

Re: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)

The Jordan Palmer Experience The Jordan Palmer Experience is an exhibition team designed to allow me to play with as many people as possible on my last day of quizbowl life. If you are looking for a team but can't find one, it's probable that you can jump on my (exhibition) team for a few rounds an...
by minusfive
Sat May 30, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)
Replies: 36
Views: 17028

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)

I'll make it to Ottawa Hybrid this coming year, I swear! I'm not afraid of Canadiana. Says he will come to tournament in Canada, sometimes even going so far as to register, in the last year: 4 Comes to tournament in Canada: 0 Maybe not afraid of Canadiana, but when was the last time you played in C...
by minusfive
Sat May 30, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT mirror at uWaterloo (27th June)
Replies: 30
Views: 12985

Re: NASAT mirror at uWaterloo (27th June)

Ming-Ho, much like James Joyce and Warren Harding, I have sent correspondence (to you with my entry; I'm playing with Aayush+others?).
by minusfive
Wed May 27, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18361

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

Nothing uninclusive Uninclusive in what sense? I can't imagine writing an all inclusive hard ass-set that will include the entire playing field. I mean nothing along the lines of insulting/denigrating people of a particular group/worldview, a la Modern World. Feel free to not include answerable que...
by minusfive
Wed May 27, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18361

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

where do we draw the line between the legitimate and the ridiculous? If you could expect to see it at a mainstream tournament of amazingly high difficulty, do it. If you can see yourself mocked by the "quizbowl community" for writing it, and you think that the ridicule would be legitimate, then ste...
by minusfive
Mon May 25, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18361

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

Hi Peter,
For a guerrilla tournament like this, you don't need to submit it to anyone first. Just bring it the day of (flash drive works best). Letting people know you're bringing one helps, though.
by minusfive
Mon May 25, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18361

Re: NASAT mirror at uWaterloo (27th June)

Cheynem wrote:if you want to further discuss the sub-tournament, please start another thread.
Hi Mike, sounds great. Could you please split it off, so that the above discussion comes with it (and so I can quote-answer Peter's question, above)?
by minusfive
Mon May 25, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18361

Re: NASAT mirror at uWaterloo (27th June)

Black Miao wrote:doesn't that spell out MEREWEIGHT?
Touche. In addition to being an awesome tournament, it's also a paradoxical one.
by minusfive
Mon May 25, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18361

MÖRE WEIGHT

I am playing the main event of the day (NASAT Mirror) with Lil' Aayushy (TM). But also: With Aayush's tacit (yet vaguely disapproving) consent, I am announcing a guerrilla side event for this day, Mocking Eventacronymswhichare Really Execrable, Which Even I Got Hate Towards (MORE WEIGHT). The rules ...
by minusfive
Fri May 22, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Click Here to Become Sad
Replies: 59
Views: 28743

Re: Click Here to Become Sad

I remember I wrote a 25(ish?)/0 Canadiana pack for CLEAR at Rutgers in December; as it was for people who didn't study Canadian history and stuff it's a little rudimentary (for Canadians especially), and should only take >10 minutes to read over/play, but if anyone is interested, PM me and I'll send...
by minusfive
Tue May 19, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Click Here to Become Sad
Replies: 59
Views: 28743

Re: your official Canadian cavalry regiment discussion threa

First of all, I don't appreciate Jordan's implication above that I don't know anything about Canadian history because I don't share his and Patrick's perspective on it. Don't care/YOUR ARE WRONG/If the shoe fits. The history of Canada is (perhaps even disproportionately, given Canadians' penchant f...
by minusfive
Tue May 19, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Click Here to Become Sad
Replies: 59
Views: 28743

Re: CO History 2015

Furthermore, Canadian history questions have their own special flavor of terrible, such that I personally find the appearance of Lord Strathcona's horse-based unit to be a breath of fresh air. Usually it's a parade of Liberal triumphalism, teleological interpretations of confederation as a natural ...
by minusfive
Sun May 17, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)
Replies: 82
Views: 39148

Re: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)

Rein, who should we send the packets to, and when are they officially due? I'm not Rein, but you normally get until the day before, and send it to someone on the West Coast. Also, is there someone running this tournament I can confer with to see if our gobstopper-like ideas are too stupid to use? I...
by minusfive
Fri May 15, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 67895

Re: CO History 2015

bird bird bird bird bird wrote: I'll have a full post about this after MSNCT is over.
Notwithstanding the craziness of those off-the-chain MSNCT after-parties, can we get a distribution please so that entrants and hopeful entrants can start writing?
by minusfive
Sun May 10, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 10375

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

Also, Jake Sundberg is BOSS at Math and some science (Lederberg Champeen), so he should be on that list.
by minusfive
Sun May 10, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)
Replies: 12
Views: 6814

Re: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)

There are multiple threads on this same subject, some of which involve perceptions of threats (don't go to a stand-your-ground state, Eric!), but I'm only going to say this once. I am very flattered to be included in this colossal waste of time and effort. Having said that, this is a colossal waste ...
by minusfive
Sun May 10, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 10375

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

Since there is now a new category for Geography, I would like to say Jay Misuk is one of the greatest I have ever seen in this category. He yearly destroys the Canadian mirror of Geography Monstrosity. Jay is indeed great at history and geography, but I would point out (sorry, Jay!) that he didn't ...
by minusfive
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60895

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016

I have very little stake in this, but will there then be no trash nowheres nohows at CO 2015? That's...disappointing, to say the least.
by minusfive
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 67895

Re: CO History 2015

Jay Misuk and I are interested in playing, although it might help to know things like how many people on a team, basic format, whether the field has already been capped, and other minor details like that.
by minusfive
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 10685

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

This, by the way, is the second time in a short period that you have posted something that basically endorses a severely counterproductive attitude towards quizbowl. I have to ask: why are you so motivated to undermine the whole idea of reasonable standards of behavior at tournaments? I can't tell ...
by minusfive
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 10685

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

This analogy is straightforwardly disingenuous. If you walk out of a terrible film it does not affect the ability of others present to enjoy that film to the extent that they otherwise would. The analogy is apt in that even though another viewer *could* participate by themselves, they could loudly ...
by minusfive
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 10685

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

The problems I have with the reasoning that started this thread is the following: 1) Teams are PAYING to be there and play. They are PAYING CUSTOMERS. While remonstration is fine, it makes about as much sense as arguing with me to see the end of a terrible film. 2) No team has a "right" to compel an...
by minusfive
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 58250

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

I see one at 500 Thompson; is that to be avoided, or simply not preferable?

Also, regarding the (very) late afternoon pause; is that a dinner break, or are we going right through?
by minusfive
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 59917

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

Last year at CO, Matt Weiner mentioned to us that an Ontario 2015 VCU Open site can be held with no mirror fee if it was done instead of VETO. Does this agreement still hold? Given that VETO is happening this year, and that it's being held before the date of VCU Open, that question is almost certai...
by minusfive
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 58250

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

I appreciate that everyone is likely busy on matters of more moment, but I had a couple questions: 1) I understand that a 50-team schedule (which was a beauty to behold) had been worked out. Now that there are 2 less teams, can we get a peek at the schedule, please? 2) Will there be prizes? For whom...
by minusfive
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19521

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

My predictions for the Divisions:

No One E-Mails the Colonel
The e-brary of Babel
The Blog According to G.H.
The Forum Post of the War of the Pig
by minusfive
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19521

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

I will maintain my prediction that Liberty will beat Ottawa by 30ing an evolutionary theory bonus. I'm soloing, so they'd better beat me by more than that. Your ICT prediction was (in many ways) uncannily accurate. I predict that no Canadian team (and Pat) gets beat to a TU on Mackenzie Bowell, but...
by minusfive
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 58250

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

I think recording games is a great idea. But also, this thing I said:
minusfive wrote:
t-bar wrote:The following teams have officially registered and paid (0):
Could we get an updated list of teams that have paid please? To the best of my knowledge, my team's payment was made some time ago now.
by minusfive
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19521

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Kudos.
But it wouldn't be complete without:
Mike Cheyne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE
by minusfive
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 58250

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

t-bar wrote:The following teams have officially registered and paid (0):
Could we get an updated list of teams that have paid please? To the best of my knowledge, my team's payment was made some time ago now.
by minusfive
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 26722

Re: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting

Seems to me that the nature of quizbowl is to resist absurdity whenever possible, and to read the (apparently transcendent) "quizbowl rules" to avoid them conflicting with each other, similar to constitutional interpretation. Therefore, we can get our first principle by stating that not all prompts ...
by minusfive
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats
Replies: 17
Views: 6279

Re: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats

Nabonidus wrote:Are you sure that event wasn't itself part of an alternate timeline?
The darkest timeline.

Maybe Sam?
by minusfive
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)
Replies: 17
Views: 8726

Re: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)

I won the neg prize of surprizing kwality with 22 negs over said 9 rounds (6 in the last game, in which I, playing solo, lucked out in by 5 points).

A big thanks to Leslie and Rico for reading, Peter Cordeiro for scorekeeping, and everyone who showed up for making this so damn fun.
by minusfive
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)
Replies: 17
Views: 8726

Re: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)

odin_envy_me wrote:Just the one team from Waterloo, actually.
If there are only 3 teams for this, can we push the start time back a bit, please?
by minusfive
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats
Replies: 17
Views: 6279

Re: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats

What's wrong with betting on matches in tournaments that you're not participating in? I guess only that it may be illegal, along with everything else that is fun, such as pronouncing Arkansas incorrectly. But I would argue there isn't any problem on "betting" (the legal kind) when you're in the tou...
by minusfive
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 18841

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

A very enjoyable day!!! I want to thank Head Editor Brendan and all the subject matter experts (really cool questions, even if sometimes your biases showed---looking at your soccer questions, one-who-shall-not-be named!) for a great set, Shelby and Dennis for running a smooth and buffet-compatible t...
by minusfive
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 37568

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

"In the film Mr. Deeds, the title character goes to this restaurant"..."In an ad for this product, Megan Mulally wore a tuxedo"..."Chuck Yeager once threw one [of] these products at J. Edgar Hoover" My search for all of these things did not turn up the result. What are the answer-lines, I am dying ...
by minusfive
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 37568

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

I haven't played/seen this set, nor do I have anything to do with writing/promoting it. Having said that... If there's ever a distinction to be made for something "too trashy even for trash", I would think personal hygiene products and horrible YouTube channels like the one hosted by that stupid hig...
by minusfive
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)
Replies: 17
Views: 8726

Re: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)

So, less than 2 weeks from the tournament, are there any other teams (than Ottawa) planning to play? 'Cause we can't play ourselves.
by minusfive
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl 2015 announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 29178

Re: College History Bowl 2015 announcement

My preference would be for a delay. I think I speak for several teams (Ottawa, McMaster, and Waterloo) travelling together when I second this. A delay hurts nothing, and could get us a more favorable venue, while rushing this tournament will potentially lead to a sub-optimal tournament and a hefty ...
by minusfive
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats
Replies: 17
Views: 6279

Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats

Occasionally, I will see people posting pictures of themselves holding up dollar bills after these events, emblematic that they have won some sort of contest on something like a) an answer line coming up b) an answer line not coming up c) a particular performance d) Jordan Palmer looking particularl...
by minusfive
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 18841

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

Just a couple of questions: 1) Since it was raised, what is the format of the tournament going to be? Full round robin, followed by playoffs, or something a little more innovative? 2) We are at the ugly number of 12 teams, any awesome 13th team we haven't heard from? Is this still true? With less th...
by minusfive
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7713

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Just want to echo all the comments above. A big thanks to Joe Su for organizing, our devoted readers Christine, Britney, and the Queen's team (whose names I don't know but whom I hope to see again at many more events), and all the competitors! A very fun day, and certainly a challenging one!
by minusfive
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 7863

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

A very fun tournament. Thanks to Carleton for hosting (and congratulations for winning!) and thanks to all the volunteers.
by minusfive
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41833

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

This is a friendly reminder to all and sundry to register for ACF Nationals. A large number of teams have accepted their bids, but many fewer than that large number have actually filled out the form, so if you'd please go ahead and do that, I can get you your invoices for the tournament. Also, if y...