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by mlaird
Fri May 04, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Acceptable question answer
Replies: 21
Views: 8064

Simple solution: Questions Galore should never write questions again.
by mlaird
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Badminton?
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Badminton?

Hilarious:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/15 ... kerfuffle/

First off, I had no idea that it was spelled "badminton".
Also, opinions on this sport of dedication and "sophisticated racket skills".
by mlaird
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Get your name change on again!
Replies: 66
Views: 20131

Thankyoumayihaveanother?
by mlaird
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

I would like to say that I am very excited about the development of Aegis Questions, Inc. Hey thanks. If you really want to help out (this goes for anybody) send us any of your comments and critiques by way of our email: aegis [atsymbol] aegisquestions [dot] com. We really take anything the teeming...
by mlaird
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39443

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
by mlaird
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dad's Old-Fashioned Root Beer
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Blue Cream Soda? Can they do that?
by mlaird
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Results from the 2007 NAQT Illinois State Qualifier —

1.) New Trier
2.) Maine South
3.) St. Ignatius
4.) Carbondale

Morning Stats
Playoff Stats
by mlaird
Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

styxman wrote:Scholastic Bowl has considerably more participating schools than some of these activities - why can't we have a two day final?
More matches + More days of a tournament = More Money the IHSA has to spend that it doesn't want to spend. Especially on us, the dregs of the activities basin to them.
by mlaird
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pepsi Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Pepsi Blue tasted like Christmas in your mouth. As soon as I heard it was being discontinued, I bought all I could. I still have an unopened 12-pack sitting in my basement on a shelf as a conversation piece. This stuff is a collectors item now, I once saw a 12-pack going for around 60 bucks on ebay,...
by mlaird
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Why can't we do a big ol' round robin with all 8 teams? then have the top two square off in the finals or top four square off in a semi-finals --> finals playoff? Granted, 9 rounds of thirty questions is pretty darn long. It would be nice to see it, though. I do think it's funny that IHSA and some c...
by mlaird
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Well, state tournament brackets have been posted to http://www.ihsa.org/activity/scb/index.htm

What does everyone think?
by mlaird
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

i dont know if this skews the data at all, but our last game against stevenson was mostly reserves vs reserves since the sectional was decided after 2 rounds. I figured this would be the case in a few places, but we don't have any other data to go off of, so this take all my stats with a grain of s...
by mlaird
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Results so far: Here are the results from Sectionals: Advancing from Class A: Beardstown (163.3 PPG + 117 PAPG =280.3 Avg. Pts scored per game) Latin (308.3 PPG + 118.3 PAPG = 426.6 Avg) PORTA (262 PPG + 110.6 PAPG = 372.6 Avg) Columbia (231.3 PPG + 107.3 PAPG = 338.6 Avg) Fairfield (210.6 PPG + 11...
by mlaird
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 31214

For the record, both Chris Ray and Eric Kwartler blow mad-style chunks, and here's a quote.

"'What is best in life?'
'To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of the women.'"
by mlaird
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: We need to get another thread started here
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Don't tease the octopus, Kiddies!
by mlaird
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

OK guys, dunno about you, but it bugs me when random non-programming, non-scripting, computer-related questions are put under Math: Programming and Scripting. FAT is not a programming question, and neither was MBR at State last year. Those are no more about programming than "Hard Drive" is. And yes...
by mlaird
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Quiz Bowl Software
Replies: 1
Views: 2011

Aegis Questions, Inc. has a public demo of their Question Editing Database as well, available here:

http://www.aegisquestions.com/editor.html
by mlaird
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Um, out of interest, I noticed that Auburn was consolation champs, but what happened to Bloomington? Granted, with these questions, who knows what could have happened, but what were the opening matches like?
by mlaird
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mueller buzzes
Replies: 19
Views: 5991

Rothlover wrote:What's wrong with my politics or what q's I play?
Whoa whoa. Let's not get off topic here.
by mlaird
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

cornfused wrote:From the Great Auk site...

9. What is the first noun in the Pledge of Allegiance that includes a long vowel sound?
9A: "Allegiance."

Um... what about "I?"
I can't believe you got as far as number 9.
by mlaird
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Aegis Questions is now accepting applications for new question writers for the 2007-2008 season. We invite all current seniors, older players, and coaches to apply. Check out our online application!
by mlaird
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Police on tour
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

I'd just like to say that I really don't care if they are old guys now. They're still my favorite band of all time. I will pay that $100 fee for the fan club to go to a concert if I have to. Seeing as I wasn't alive the last time they toured, I am amped to see them, even if they suck. Some of their ...
by mlaird
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Wikipedia says that the general form of a linear equation is Ax + By + C = 0, and I've seen it like that in most of my math textbooks. Wait a minute. Did the Masonic q ask for standard form or general form? That same wiki article shows Ax + By = C for the standard form! It's wikipedia. Check out th...
by mlaird
Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

4. The answer given is: Copper Two Sulfate, but since it only says "copper sulfate" on the page, the moderator will not take it. For the record, my instinct as a moderator of some high school tourneys, would've been to rule incorrect to give the opposing team a chance to give the exact answer on th...
by mlaird
Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Tegan wrote:
BarringtonJP wrote:As an outsider, I'm curious if anyone can tell me what company was used for this year's Masonic questions.
If the company is smart, they will NOT permit their names to be found out!
It was Great Auk. Oops!
by mlaird
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

STANDARD FORM BLAH BLAH BLAH Check it out: http://www.mathwords.com/s/standard_form_for_the_equation_of_a_line.htm It's the questions fault for being dumb. That seemed to be the trend of the day. Masons? Masonic Bowl is another (albeit a terrible one, and that's saying a lot) state wide, sectional-...
by mlaird
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA's lexicon is really funny
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Another good one can be found here:

http://sugroups.wustl.edu/~collbowl/lexicon.html

I am all for this.
by mlaird
Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Breakout from the Fenwick Octangular: Gold Division (Teams that have placed 1st or 2nd at a tournament this year, or were state champs last year): 1.) New Trier 2.) Auburn 3.) OPRF [note: a three-way 6-1 tie was broken by points scored] Silver Division (all the other teams that weren't 'B' teams) 1....
by mlaird
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Let's go ahead and fix that double post, and I'll just post the roster for Fenwick: Wheaton North St. Patrick Lake Park (2 Teams) Fremd (2 Teams) St. Ignatius IMSA Wheaton Academy Libertyville Montini (2 Teams) Marist New Trier Notre Dame Waukegan OPRF Carmel (2 Teams) Fenwick (2 Teams) [Edit: DOUBL...
by mlaird
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

David Riley wrote:Does anyone have/wish to post a complete list of the attending teams?
Check the last page, I totally posted one. Also, you got an email from Draski with it.
by mlaird
Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Y'know, I'll just go ahead and fix Nick's post for him, since it was meant as a zing to me. The seeding in the New Trier Subsectional is as follows: 1.) MS 2.) NT 3.) ME 4.) Deerfield 5.) LA 6.) Lake Forest 7.) Notre Dame 8.) Highland Park 9.) Evanston 10.) Niles West 11.) Elk Grove 12.) Glenbrook S...
by mlaird
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Super Bowl XLI
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

I was a big fan of the Bud Light "Rock beats paper" ad.

I was not a big fan of Peyton winning MVP over Addai or Rhodes, nor was I a big fan of the gloriously inappropriate shadow puppets during halftime. The pregame show also sucked.[/url]
by mlaird
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

It also helps to have your players carry their IDs so that if you have an outstanding freshman or sophomore playing on fr/so, they can't level the charge that you're playing juniors and seniors on your fr/so team. Wait wait. Are you honestly serious? is there a story behind this that I haven't hear...
by mlaird
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

well, I started this. oops. I just think it's a problem when the captain does something, and the rest of the team isn't on board with it. For instance "teammates will introduce themselves by whoever buzzes in first." My other beef is that that specific "unique" method of introduction has become so w...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

B-teams might be seperate? People seem to like doing that nowadays.

Another thing that people seem to like doing nowadays is introducing their teams by whoever can buzz the fastest or in alphabetical order by brand of jeans, etc. Come on. Just do it from the left or right.
by mlaird
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Thought some folks might want to see the lineup so far for the Fenwick tournament in two weeks. This, and the New Trier Sectional make up the most brutal of meets this year. Wheaton North St. Patrick Lake Park (2 Teams) Fremd (2 Teams) St. Ignatius IMSA Wheaton Academy Libertyville Montini (2 Teams)...
by mlaird
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

And also of interest, results from the WN F/S Falcon Classic:

1.) Auburn
2.) Loyola 'A'
3.) Stevenson
4.) Fremd

Quarterfinalists: New Trier, Fenwick, Wheaton Warrenville South, Moline

'B' Team Champion: Loyola 'B'
by mlaird
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

The thing that bothers me isn't so much the undeserving teams going to Peoria, it's the fully deserving teams that are left sitting in front of their computers, constantly refreshing the IHSA schobowl page. The fact that one of either Maine South or New Trier isn't going to Peoria already sees the s...
by mlaird
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Technically every high school tournament could open to any high school in the country from Vanderbilt to Case's tournament to Maryland to whoever. Most nationals are open... you have to qualify first, but there are no other restrictions. Carlo means "open" in the way that masters tournaments are op...
by mlaird
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

The guy with the numbers screen name needs to edit the Aegis Question out of his post and Brad, you need to edit your quote of him. Conference questions are not cleared until after the District 207 Championships.
by mlaird
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

I'm convinced that Maine South Fr-Soph could have beaten Loyola if Coach Biondo had offered to shave his head ..... but then again Coach Biondo is a sane, rational man. You offer to shave your head for winning Nationals or maybe state .... not some podunk 10 team tournament. That's right, you heard...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Pst... styxman,

editing=reenabled
by mlaird
Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Of course, as Mr. Egan points out, there is the seeding problem--teams might not want to go to strong tournaments and hurt their records. Perhaps IHSA could instruct coaches to carefully examine the team records & results before seeding instead of applying a numerical formula. a team that goes to t...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Third, the problem of bonuses being in the last three is, as you point out, impossible to solve without putting all the questions on the same page. However, an effort was made to place extremely "trashy" bonuses as far to the beginning of the round as possible. I can't imagine one becoming angry be...
by mlaird
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Re the Auburn tournament: I'm not one to air my dirty laundry, especially in a forum where I'm not sure the persons it's regarding are frequenting. So I'm forwarding this to Ms. Greene as well as posting here, since I want responses. Something I've noticed, not just at Auburn, but elsewheres as well...
by mlaird
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Re: No respect!

To quote Rodney Dangerfield, "We don't get no respect." We beat Naperville North, Fenwick, and Deerfield by over 100 points each, and we defeated Latin. We're definitely not #1, or even in the top 5, but we feel like we're being ignored. Dude, that poll is complete garbage, don't worry about it. If...
by mlaird
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

After what will probably go down as one of the longest and most grueling days in Illinois Scholastic Bowl History, we have these results from the Davey and Goliath Throwdown I: 1st Wheaton Warrenville South 2nd Fremd 3rd Stevenson 4th Loyola Also making the playoffs: New Trier, Naperville North, Mai...
by mlaird
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

Hey. I helped write those questions, and I'll be the first to admit (since no one actually has yet) that they do in fact probably take longer. They shortened the morning to 16 questions at WN's Kickoff (which created a problem with us having to re-order the questions), and it still went longer than ...
by mlaird
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 265538

I think that it would be a HUGE sway if we ever get the Masonic Series on board with pyramidals. The money is what makes a lot of smaller schools compete in that, and they aren't going to turn down the opportunity because of the questions.
by mlaird
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Davey and Goliath Throwdown (12-9-06) @ Loyola Acad. (IL)
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Field Update 11/22/06: Hoffman Estates Fenton Fremd Loyola (2) Libertyville Naperville North Quincy (2) Fenwick (2) Stevenson (2) New Trier Eisenhower Carmel Wheaton North (2) Marist (2) Lake Zurich Maine South Homewood-Flossmoor Wheaton Warrenville South Evanston Lincoln-Way East Leyden Kaneland Mu...