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by Beast Mode
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 41882

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Can we get some more action on the plans for this? Based on the posts in this thread, the schedule I proposed to Collin (who hasn't gotten back to me) is this: Saturday (the academic day): -The Modern Age -Thought Monstrosity -GEODUCK Sunday (the trash day): -Super ACRONYM -There Will Be Stock Clue...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7937

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

I assume these are happening as normal this week? I'm in town for a conference and can hopefully drop in. Indeed they are. I'll be out of town on Wednesday the 14th, but others will presumably be there. (PSA: on days when I can't make it to practice and unlock the UAC office, practice happens on th...
by Beast Mode
Sat May 27, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7937

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Because the Union will be closed on Memorial Day (this coming Monday, May 29), practice that evening is cancelled. We'll resume the following Wednesday (May 31).
by Beast Mode
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 7937

Open summer practices at the University of Michigan

Starting next Monday (May 1), the University of Michigan quiz bowl team will once again be holding summer practices open to all. They'll be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the University Activities Center (UAC) office, which is on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union ( 530 South S...
by Beast Mode
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 26911

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

I'll throw my...

[ puts on sunglasses ]

...hat...into the ring.

If I get a single tossup, I'll consider the evening a success.
by Beast Mode
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

When does SHAWARMA II come out? I've been waiting for years. I hope to have it ready by the next HSNCT. Update: this won't happen, as I've currently written 13 tossups out of 100. I think even the August open is too optimistic a goal, but if I end up being wrong, hosts can certainly run it then. Mo...
by Beast Mode
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11541

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

I delegated protest adjudication to Saul, because I was too overwhelmed to do it properly, and because he volunteered. At the time, I didn't realize that he was the one who moderated the round. I stand by and endorse his ruling. Given that it seems like* he's changed his ruling, do you also stand b...
by Beast Mode
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11541

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Beyond all of this, why were you and Saul the ones doing research on this protest? Isn't the rule for protests that the person deciding them doesn't know which teams are involved? I don't question your honesty (or Saul's), but having the moderator and scorekeeper for the match under protest do the ...
by Beast Mode
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11541

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

That's rather galling, given that it appears that whoever decided the protest did absolutely no research before doing so. (If that person wants to disagree, I'll point him to the fact that the word "Holocaust" appears in literally the first search entry on Google when you Google "Ari Libsker" "Stal...
by Beast Mode
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36010

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Looking at the list of who's coming, I think enough people might be new to driving in Ann Arbor that it's worth repeating my past parking advice. -The nearest parking structure is the Maynard Street parking structure , which will be free on Sunday. -Metered street parking is free every day after 6:0...
by Beast Mode
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

I'm now opening up the set for a week or so of discussion before I post it. Fine work, Saul. (Thanks to Aakash Patel for asking me if I was still planning to post the set, thus making me realize that I'd completely forgotten to do so for a month and a half. Sorry, everyone.) Turns out the rounds ar...
by Beast Mode
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla Action Packet Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3606

Re: Guerilla Action Packet Tournament

Was there a previous one of these? What did I play like a packet of at NSC? Yeah, Saul wrote a photo action packet and Wilton wrote a general action packet. SAUL WILTON HELP My packet was about reenacting historical photographs. I read it to staffers twice at NSC; one reading was on Sunday during l...
by Beast Mode
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

I've had a request to mirror this on August 20, so discussion and uploading won't take place for another few weeks. This happened, and I didn't have any other requests for an end-of-summer mirror, so I'm now opening up the set for a week or so of discussion before I post it. Let me know if you need...
by Beast Mode
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

I've had a request to mirror this on August 20, so discussion and uploading won't take place for another few weeks.
by Beast Mode
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

Cheynem wrote:When does SHAWARMA II come out? I've been waiting for years.
I hope to have it ready by the next HSNCT.
by Beast Mode
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

I'd like to post SHAWARMA I on the archive by the start of August, so email me in the next week if you want a copy to run it for people who still haven't seen it. Assuming no one makes such a request by the end of Chicago Open weekend, I'll open things up here for a few days of discussion before pos...
by Beast Mode
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 25503

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Conversations at HSNCT and NSC alerted me that a Facebook status, changing my signature here, and word of mouth haven't been enough to spread the news. Sorry about that. This fall I'll be returning to the University of Michigan to start an MS in Information (MSI) through their School of Information ...
by Beast Mode
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 52840

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

Just pointing out to people that there aren't any more rooms left in the Ann Arbor North, ACF rate or not. I held off posting in case ACF had any official recommendations. If people still need hotel rooms, I'd recommend one of the other hotels near the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor North (in the US-23/Plym...
by Beast Mode
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 52840

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

EDIT: The relocation of the group rate hotel to the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor North (see Rob's post below) makes this news much more relevant, and I've edited this post accordingly. Starting this weekend, a stretch of the M-14 freeway northwest of downtown Ann Arbor will close for a months-long resurfac...
by Beast Mode
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK at Columbia University - February 20, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3933

Re: MLK at Columbia University - February 20, 2016

For those interested (and whose travel plans can accommodate it), I've gotten the go-ahead from Ben and Eliza to try to run a mirror of BUTT after MLK wraps up. Eliza tells me there are eight rounds, so if we get five teams we can do a double round-robin, with teams staffing during their bye rounds ...
by Beast Mode
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 19008

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

I have a few things I could potentially read for this, none of them original works: -I recently won a Star Wars original trilogy trivia night put on by Trivia A.D. (which New Yorkers with unhealthy knowledge of certain pop culture topics should totally check out) and wrote down the questions. There ...
by Beast Mode
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

Per a request, I'll be maintaining in this post a list of "public" mirrors of the set (as opposed to, say, a team just running it in practice). If I've forgotten your public mirror, email me. -Penn emailed me the week before their Penn Bowl mirror about running it either at Penn Bowl (October 24) or...
by Beast Mode
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6857

Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

At long last, here is the official announcement for the first of two tournaments titled SHAWARMA (Saul Hankin Admittedly Watches Appallingly Random Movies; Apologies). Both are visual tournaments about movies I like a là Connor Teevens's awesome TAMIL . Despite the title, most of these movies are on...
by Beast Mode
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57727

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

The parking structure on Maynard Street between Liberty and William is the one to shoot for. I see one at 500 Thompson; is that to be avoided, or simply not preferable? Avoided, as that one requires a UM parking permit 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday, according to this page . (It's listed as 508 Tho...
by Beast Mode
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41334

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

A few PSA's from an insufferable Ann Arbor native and Michigan alumnus: On-street parking is sometimes available and there is a pay garage close to the tournament site. Both of these are free on Sundays, and on-street parking is free Monday-Saturday after 6:00 p.m. From searching online, I came upon...
by Beast Mode
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31299

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

For the Columbia team's end-of-semester party, I wrote a packet on architectural trash that I could read for this. I wrote a dreadful packet (15 short tossups) for this same party on "things from my classes this semester," "sports I follow," and "real answers with Columbia meta clues." I could read...
by Beast Mode
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Will's Questions (Euro, World, Economics) (DEES)
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Will's Questions (Euro, World, Economics)

Will's being pretty generous thanking me Same. My so-called "assistance" as a "co-editor" was editing (under Will's auspices) the Polish history questions, the Peace of Westphalia tossup, and the Stalingrad bonus. I'll join in the chorus of people lauding Will's hard work. I also wrote the followin...
by Beast Mode
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (DEES)
Replies: 26
Views: 6483

Re: Specific Question Discussion

This voting tosusup suxxx -- from the very beginning it's a thing people do as individuals to affect a group outcome in large numbers, which economists/social scientists study... Saul wrote this! But don't throw him under the bus, because I fed him the answerline, three quarters of the clues, and S...
by Beast Mode
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 74256

Re: Preseason Poll

In hopefully-more-accurate Columbia news, Saul Hankin is starting a master's program there (or at least he was planning to as of HSNCT). That's accurate, though I'm so bad that it hardly bears mentioning. (Thanks for the shout-out, though!) Plus, I plan to be inactive for the fall semester; if I do...
by Beast Mode
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44484

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

If you're still taking entrants, I'd like to sign up "Rogue Squadron," a team of myself, Connor Teevens, Connor's housemate Dillon, and Kurtis Droge.
by Beast Mode
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316305

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I wrote a packet of 30 Star Wars (movies only) common link tossups for evening play at this year's HSNCT. They're short (~4 lines apiece, no powers) and ill-advised. I'll read them on the IRC (#starwarslinks on SlashNET) this Monday (June 9) at 10 pm EST, unless there are many objections. EDIT: This...
by Beast Mode
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northwestern U
Replies: 60
Views: 23294

Re: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northweste

Just wanted to remind everyone to make sure that you have transportation arranged to Northwestern, or let me know if you need a ride. Also, this is pretty much your last chance to sign up if you haven't yet done so, so let me know by Monday morning at the absolute latest if you haven't yet. I negle...
by Beast Mode
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 8428

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

The other gripe is that the score clues in the music tossups were pretty systematically terrible. In the interest of full disclosure: most of the D1 music tossups were written by me (including the three you mentioned). It wasn't my goal to monopolize the music distro, just to fill needs that were t...
by Beast Mode
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3712

Re: General discussion

This tournament also has some weird distribution issues. Kurtis said that writers were allowed to pick answers in packets, which I think led to things like "the Saul packet", for example. I don't know what you mean by "pick[ing] answers in packets." On the answerline spreadsheet, I'd claim all the ...
by Beast Mode
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26925

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I'll play. I know only a very modest smattering of American history, British/European history, Jewish/Israeli history, and some historiography of what I studied in college. I'll be happy if I break 10 ppg, but I'm also hoping to get a couple of sick first line buzzes. Pick me if you have similar pla...
by Beast Mode
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)
Replies: 10
Views: 3825

Re: 2012 Autumn Classic at University of Michigan (12/1/12)

Hi, all. One of our freshmen, Ned, has written a packet (~20/20) about the Mass Effect video game series, and he'd like to read it after the tournament if there's interest. Anyone interested in playing it should email him at edmiborn [at] umich [dot] edu. There's no cost to play it. If you're not su...
by Beast Mode
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 23368

Re: Question-specific discussion

In one by-election, all the candidates endorsed by this man had to sign a pledge to vote with his party, except for one man, who ran for office in Galway. Earlier, during the 1885 parliamentary elections, this man issued a manifesto ordering his followers to vote Tory, but realigned with the Libera...
by Beast Mode
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2596

Re: General discussion

First time poster, long time fan, everybody. I’ll begin by voicing some warm and fuzzy feelings. This was my first participation in writing a collegiate tournament outside of packet submissions and NAQT writing. It was a good time; I got to represent “important” topics that I haven’t seen in quizbow...