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by Chimango Caracara
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10242

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

I didn't play this question, but when I looked at that packet I had to read the leadin several times to parse it. It seemed like it was saying that there was one mole of the compound in the iodoform reaction or something. I almost certainly would have negged with ketones on that clue since it menti...
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10242

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

I think there was a factual inaccuracy in the tossup on "aldehydes." It led in with something about how "besides secondary alcohols, the methyl forms of these compounds undergo the iodoform reaction" and I buzzed in with "ketones," since methyl ketones do in fact undergo the iodoform reaction, but ...
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 12769

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion

I enjoyed this set. I have no specific points to raise, but I wonder if others were as thrown off by the use of "this reaction" in a tossup on "hydrogenation" and a bonus part on "SN2" as I was? It looks like wikipedia describes both in passing as singular, codified reactions, but I am unconvinced ...
by Chimango Caracara
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10242

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

The LASA A/UVA B packet as a whole seemed to have several misplaced clues. Bororo in the second line of Levi-Strauss, very obvious description of The Rape of Europa in the second line of Titian and ballroom dancing in the second line of Fugard all stood out to me. The bildungsroman lead-in for The P...
by Chimango Caracara
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Literature and Arts Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Literature and Arts Discussion

I find that at a lot of tournaments, I'm unable to buzz early on literature questions even when I've read a work because of unhelpful clues. However, at this tournament I seemed to recognize more clues from works I was familiar with and felt like I was actually rewarded for reading the works that we...
by Chimango Caracara
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 12769

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion

I was one of the people who voiced some mild disappointment in the biology subdistribution. I haven't actually gone back to check, but I do recall many questions on molecules, hormones, neurotransmitters, a few on organelles, cell types, organs, diseases, etc., but I don't remember any ecology or e...
by Chimango Caracara
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 19582

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

Sorry, I made a valiant attempt to write legibly that apparently failed (although for some reason succeeded for the B team's roster).
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 19582

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown University (2/23/13)

gamegeek2 wrote:We don't plan on bringing a C-team anymore, if that helps. We're not sure if we can field a B-Team at this event, either.
False. Dartmouth will be bringing a B team. Please take statements made by Will Alston with a grain of salt.
by Chimango Caracara
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10619

Re: VCU Closed discussion

Okay, I retract my criticism of that bonus. I feel like I have heard it as a bonus part in a lot of packets, but perhaps this perception can be attributed to the misinformation effect. However, I do think that bonus variability was a problem at this tournament. One example that comes to mind is the ...
by Chimango Caracara
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10619

Re: VCU Closed discussion

I don't think ecosystem engineers is a hard part. I learned that in high school. It comes up all the time in quizbowl (probably in at least 20% of all quizbowl ecology bonuses). I'd just like to take a second to respond to this. You must have gone to a pretty good high school, since my fairly decen...
by Chimango Caracara
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)
Replies: 24
Views: 8882

Re: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)

I would like to apologize on behalf of Dartmouth C. None of the players on the team had ever played at a tournament before. One had attended only one practice, one had attended two and one just came with his friends without ever even coming to practice before. Given the team's lack of experience, I ...
by Chimango Caracara
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10619

Re: VCU Closed discussion

The two arguments defending these tossups are something to the extent of "these clues are totally important in contexts of what classes study," etc. It doesn't matter if that's true for whoever wrote them, because it's not what the majority of the people for whom you are writing encounter in their ...
by Chimango Caracara
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10619

Re: VCU Closed discussion

I wrote the horses question, although I wrote it for the earth science/paleo subdistribution rather than history of science (it may have been altered slightly and used in the latter subcategory). Many of the clues were things we discussed in the evolutionary bio class I'm currently taking, so I thin...
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)
Replies: 21
Views: 4547

Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

I'm so happy this was canceled since I wasn't going to be able to stay for the second day. Now it will hopefully take place at a tournament I can play it at.
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8943

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

gyre and gimble wrote:Also, if the field gets big enough, would MIT mind if we ran a mirror of Ike Jose's myth tournament after Penn-ance? I've been wanting to play it and I'd imagine others in our region do too.
I would love to play this.
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 7069

Re: Question Specific Discussion

If memory and a quick look over the Dramatis Personae for King Lear serve, I don't think there are any uncle-nephew pairs in that play. I don't remember hearing the uncle thing in the question but the Fool does call Lear "nuncle" so maybe that's what it was referring to. I thought calling an ideal ...
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)
Replies: 41
Views: 20625

Re: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)

Dartmouth should have three teams. We'll update you as the date approaches.
by Chimango Caracara
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8943

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

Dartmouth should be sending two teams but we'll get back to you with details in the next few weeks.
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6635

Re: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012

Dartmouth will likely have two teams. If our new buzzer system arrives in time, we will bring it.
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10495

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012

Dartmouth will be sending one or two teams.
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Dartmouth will actually be sending three teams and three staffers (including the heretofore presumed dead Aaron Pellowski).
by Chimango Caracara
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Dartmouth will tentatively be sending two teams and two staffers, with more definite information coming in the next week.
by Chimango Caracara
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 29029

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Although I have read "The Year of Spaghetti," the clues in the cooking spaghetti tossup did not make me think of it, and when it got to the part about The Thieving Magpie , my thoughts were along the lines of "Stop thinking about The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle ! That's not the only thing in the world to...
by Chimango Caracara
Thu May 31, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)
Replies: 21
Views: 4547

Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Finally, a chance to show off my knowledge of extinct xenarthrans.
by Chimango Caracara
Sun May 06, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 10177

Re: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here

I would like to write for tournaments during the 2012-13 school year. Subjects I feel very comfortable writing questions for: biology, literature, mythology, religion, painting, sculpture, architecture, anthropology, linguistics, psychology, history, geography, paleontological earth science Subjects...
by Chimango Caracara
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8770

Re: MUT 2012 Discussion

The main thing I do remember, however, is that the religion distribution felt like a list: We must have 1 Jainism tossup, 1 Sikhism tossup, 1 Baha'i tossup, 1 Rastafari tossup, etc. I'm pretty sure I actually frauded (I'm pretty sure I'm using that word correctly) the Baha'i tossup solely because I...
by Chimango Caracara
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)
Replies: 55
Views: 9539

Re: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)

I did notice an increase in the ecology/evolution at MUT. In particular I liked the coral snakes question. Since most quizbowl players should now be able to recognize which color pattern is deadly, I predict a marked decrease in the number of [Snakes on a Plane was a movie released in 2006. You may ...
by Chimango Caracara
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 21607

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

Just a couple of notes on my favorite subject: I don't know how many teams were denied 10 points because they said "Arawn" but Editors 1 Bonus 10 should have that as the answer and not Annwn, which is the Welsh underworld. Also, the guy in Editors 6 Bonus 8 should be Gronw Pebr and not Gronw Pedr. ...
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 9423

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

It looks like Dartmouth will have only one team, although two is still a small possibility.
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)
Replies: 55
Views: 9539

Re: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)

(I'd be fun to play that kid from Dartmouth on a paleo packet to see who comes out on top) Challenge accepted. Anyway, I would also say that American folklore (Paul Bunyan, Champ the lake monster, the Mothman) should get more play in the myth distro. I agree. I also think cryptozoology clues are co...
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brick Tamland Invitational Tournament (BTIT)
Replies: 16
Views: 3762

Re: Theme Packets

JMAC the Chef wrote:Pokemon
I wish I could be there.
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145858

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

A great way to learn Greek mythology is the old Sierra city-builder "Zeus: Master of Olympus" and its expansion, "Poseidon." Oh man, I loved those games. Also, "Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom" is a good source of Chinese history/mythology knowledge. And you can keep saiga antelope and giant sa...
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)
Replies: 19
Views: 5512

Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

Dartmouth is definitely bringing one team. Additional teams are unlikely but not out of the realm of possibility.
by Chimango Caracara
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145858

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I've gotten two tossups on Prague because I've been to Prague. I got a bonus part where the answer was "Josiah Bounderby" without knowing that he was from Hard Times because as a kid my dad would often affect a pompous voice and say, "I'm Josiah Bounderby, of Coketown." Most of my knowledge of medie...
by Chimango Caracara
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Repeated Toss-Up Answer Lines in a Set
Replies: 14
Views: 4241

Re: Repeated Toss-Up Answer Lines in a Set

The only repeat I had a major problem with at ACF Regionals was in one packet that mentioned Sousa's King Cotton march in a bonus part about him and then included a later bonus with "cotton" as an answer. Both explicitly referred to the King Cotton slogan. They were both the easy parts of their resp...
by Chimango Caracara
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 37659

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

I was disappointed to see that a couple of my questions were actually made incorrect through editing. I don't know if people edit without fact-checking that often, but I would like to emphasize that editors probably should not try to correct factual errors in submitted questions without the source ...
by Chimango Caracara
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-ACUI Region 1 SCT at Harvard
Replies: 23
Views: 6233

Re: NAQT-ACUI Region 1 SCT at Harvard

Is there going to be an issue because Dartmouth didn't play a tiebreaker?
by Chimango Caracara
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (Jan. 29th)
Replies: 29
Views: 8947

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (POSTPONED)

Dartmouth was planning to field one team since we'll be there for Penn Bowl but if it's postponed we likely wouldn't be able to come.
by Chimango Caracara
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)
Replies: 21
Views: 5294

Re: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)

Dartmouth is coming for sure; you should be getting the official notification tomorrow.

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