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by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: blatant sexism (or something like it) in quizbowl questions
Replies: 19
Views: 10144

I don't recall ever hearing a bonus on male reproductive organs. In high school, I heard a tossup on the prostate, but that was it. As for the females, in high school, I saw a bonus about the female reproductive system and another bonus about the menstrual cycle. In college, I've only heard bonuses ...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 22921

Re: thoughts

as for mythology: I never understood why it wasn't a subset of literature. You could argue that mythology, while often written down, also has a very significant social and historical dimension that literature doesn't. I mean, nobody built temples to Dostoyevsky. Nobody conquered land in his name. N...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: World Quizzing Championships?
Replies: 3
Views: 3193

I googled and found some sample questions: Art & Culture 1 - In which century did Arizona, New Mexico & Oklahoma become states of the USA ? A: 20th (1912, 1912 & 1907) 2 - People found to be speaking which language were persecuted in Japan, Germany & Russia during the 1930s ? A: Esperanto 3 - What d...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Keeping a Team Alive
Replies: 4
Views: 3457

5) Again, something I was always too lazy to do, but try to get hooked up with other organizations in other, subtle ways. This can be mentioning QB to random people in other clubs, or helping with some kind of bowl at another club. At UVA, we let the Black Student Union borrow our buzzers for a Bla...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 22921

If I went by just what I hear at practice, I'd think that there were only four rivers in the world, and that five of them were the Brahmaputra.
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Fright
Replies: 12
Views: 6962

as a player, i find that when i miss something in my category, i frequently look back and remember the questions i miss and try to get them if they ever come up again at a later tournament I half-jokingly renamed my Hard Drive "Von Moltke" after I came up blank on tossups about him twice in practic...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 246678

Please don't say "Illinois Quiz Bowl" unless you are refering to a program at the University of Illinois.

At the high school level, it is SCHOLASTIC BOWL.
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Officiating Book
Replies: 13
Views: 6290

(in Illinois, it is perfectly normal for coaches to split duties in moderating during a match). That's one thing that I had serious issues with during my high school career in Illinois, especially since I played only in a local league with no moderators. Lots of coaches had thick accents, and this ...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer Fright
Replies: 12
Views: 6962

From a theoretical standpoint, increasing rewards for early correct answers while decreasing punishments for incorrect answers should do the trick. Of course, if you whatever format you play in tournaments has negative pointage for incorrect answers, that approach could backfire as, faced with the h...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 6
Views: 4266

Can anyone say "tossup"?
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Ever Scholastic Bowlers
Replies: 14
Views: 9397

I was pretty good in high school, but, alas, I never played outside something in Chicago called the "Metro North League", so I don't have anything to measure myself against. There was a guy named "Nick" from Latin that was pretty good too. Since Latin plays in things that people have actually heard ...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319085

Re: defense

i am the one that committed the neg. during the whole question they were talking about the speech. i do not know why i felt it necessary to blitz. even if i didn't fuck it up, the subsequent bonus was on japanese novels. i could not think of one to save my life so get off my back. 'Sup; actually, I...
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 6
Views: 4266

I have found the "random page" option to be somewhat useful when I cannot think of a topic to write on.

If you make sure to double-check anything you get off there, I don't see the harm.
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Star awards
Replies: 5
Views: 3830

ACF Fall at Illinois was my first college-level tournament ever, so I can speak for it and it alone, but only the top three in D1 and D2 were mentioned and "decorated".