Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Old college threads.
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

This is an announcement for Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom, a novelty subject tournament where all the questions are about animals.

The tournament will adhere to the following per-packet distribution:

3/0 Mammals
2/0 Birds
2/0 Reptiles and Amphibians
2/0 Fish
2/0 Invertebrates
2/0 Natural History (extinct beasts, geologic periods)
2/0 Mythical Animals
2/0 Other Academic (Literature, Social Science, Art, etc.)
1/0 Meta
2/0 Trash

I expect there to be 5 packets of 20 questions each.

The tournament should be complete by November or December of 2010. I am open to mirror it at a single location (such as TIT or IO) or at multiple events (such as one HS tournament and one college tournament). Please contact me if you are interested in hosting this event.
Last edited by Skepticism and Animal Feed on Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:55 am, edited 4 times in total.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
crobbins52
Lulu
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:30 am
Location: Dixon, IL/Searcy, AR

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by crobbins52 »

Oh man, I want to play this. Sweet idea.
Caleb Robbins
Dixon High School '08
Harding University '12
Baylor University '17
User avatar
Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Yuna
Posts: 852
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:05 pm
Location: Evanston, IL

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant »

Oooh, sounds like fun.
Farrah Bilimoria
Formerly of Georgia Tech and Central High School (Macon)
User avatar
Auks Ran Ova
Forums Staff: Chief Administrator
Posts: 4143
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:28 pm
Location: Minneapolis
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Auks Ran Ova »

MORE DINOSAURS
Rob Carson
University of Minnesota '11, MCTC '??
Member, ACF
Member, PACE
Writer and Editor, NAQT
User avatar
abnormal abdomen
Rikku
Posts: 346
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by abnormal abdomen »

I want to see noted entomologist (I think?) Mike Laudermith play the 2 insect questions.
Abid Haseeb
Auburn High School '12
Brown University '16
Writer, HSAPQ
Writer, NAQT
User avatar
Boeing X-20, Please!
Rikku
Posts: 406
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:40 pm
Location: Evanston, IL

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Boeing X-20, Please! »

Ukonvasara wrote:MOAR DINOSAURS
fixed.
Nolan Winkler
Loyola Academy '12
UChicago '16
User avatar
naturalistic phallacy
Auron
Posts: 1455
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 12:03 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by naturalistic phallacy »

Animal science, the best kind.
Bernadette Spencer
University of Minnesota, MCTC
Member, ACF
Event Manager, PACE
Order Support and Administrative Assistant, NAQT
User avatar
Cheynem
Sin
Posts: 6826
Joined: Tue May 11, 2004 11:19 am
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Cheynem »

I would have preferred Bruce Arthur's Wild RMPFest where the questions are animals, RMP, or even better, both.
Mike Cheyne
Formerly U of Minnesota

"You killed HSAPQ"--Matt Bollinger
User avatar
Kwang the Ninja
Rikku
Posts: 480
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:25 pm

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Kwang the Ninja »

Oh man, Bruce, is there any chance this will be ready for Delta Burke?
Dallin Kelson
Chipola '11, UF '13
User avatar
grapesmoker
Sin
Posts: 6368
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:23 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by grapesmoker »

I hate the idea of this tournament, and yet I want to play it so badly.
Jerry Vinokurov
ex-LJHS, ex-Berkeley, ex-Brown, sorta-ex-CMU
code ape, loud voice, general nuissance
User avatar
Mike Bentley
Sin
Posts: 6131
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:03 pm
Location: Bellevue, WA
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Mike Bentley »

Man Jeremy Eaton is going to destroy this.
Mike Bentley
VP of Editing, Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence
Adviser, Quizbowl Team at University of Washington
University of Maryland, Class of 2008
User avatar
Jeaton1
Wakka
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:24 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Jeaton1 »

I echo Mike's sentiment that I am going to enjoy this tournament a whole lot.
Jeremy Eaton
Maryland Academic Quiz Team
User avatar
DumbJaques
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 3084
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:21 pm
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by DumbJaques »

I will fly out to California in order to be on Jeremy Eaton's team for this.
Chris Ray
OSU
University of Chicago, 2016
University of Maryland, 2014
ACF, PACE
User avatar
AKKOLADE
Sin
Posts: 15601
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:08 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by AKKOLADE »

The weekend before.
Fred Morlan
University of Kentucky CoP, 2017
International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, co-owner
PACE
former (?) hsqbrank manager, former NAQT writer & subject editor, former hsqb Administrator/Chief Administrator
User avatar
Auroni
Auron
Posts: 3107
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:23 pm
Location: Urbana

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Auroni »

Ronnie the Bear wrote:The weekend before.
I tip my hat off to you, sir.
Auroni Gupta
UIUC
ACF
User avatar
Sima Guang Hater
Auron
Posts: 1880
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:43 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Sima Guang Hater »

All the parts of biology I'm terrible at? Sign me up.
Eric Mukherjee, MD PhD
Brown University, 2009
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Medicine Intern, Yale-Waterbury, 2018-9
Dermatology Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2019-

Writer, NAQT, NHBB, IQBT, ACF, PACE
User avatar
BGSO
Tidus
Posts: 685
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:36 pm
Location: Champaign-Urbana and Arlington heights IL
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by BGSO »

Is Bruce's mom going to allow Charlies Dees to visit Bruce's Wild Kingdom?
David Garb-
Buffalo Grove High School '09
UIUC-'13

Former member of the most dysfunctional scholastic bowl team in Illinois.
(11:23:30 PM) garb: Wait, are you talking about the porn or the reeses?
User avatar
Bananaquit
Lulu
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:51 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Bananaquit »

I love the idea of this tournament, and I want to play it so badly.
Greg Tito
Maggie Walker '10
William & Mary '14
User avatar
Important Bird Area
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 5670
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:33 pm
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Important Bird Area »

Should we arrange some kind of showdown on those 15 bird tossups?
Jeff Hoppes
President, Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance
former HSQB Chief Admin (2012-13)
VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
Editor emeritus, ACF

"I wish to make some kind of joke about Jeff's love of birds, but I always fear he'll turn them on me Hitchcock-style." -Fred
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

The distribution has been tweaked. There will now be trash, meta, mythology, and an "Other Academic" category, which should make the tournament more accessible to people who don't necessarily spend their free time reading the "tapir" article on Wikipedia.

Also, if you can't or don't want to play this tournament, but are interested in writing tossups about animals from literature or video games, please contact me ASAP.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
Auks Ran Ova
Forums Staff: Chief Administrator
Posts: 4143
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:28 pm
Location: Minneapolis
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Auks Ran Ova »

Morraine Man wrote:The distribution has been tweaked. There will now be trash, meta, mythology, and an "Other Academic" category, which should make the tournament more accessible to people who don't necessarily spend their free time reading the "tapir" article on Wikipedia.
My interest has skyrocketed.

(still needs more dinosaurs though)
Rob Carson
University of Minnesota '11, MCTC '??
Member, ACF
Member, PACE
Writer and Editor, NAQT
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

This will be happening November 20, 2010, following the conclusion of that afternoon's Minnesota Open.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 »

Assuming I can get there, I'll staff for this.
User avatar
AKKOLADE
Sin
Posts: 15601
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:08 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by AKKOLADE »

This is still happening, right? I'd like to show it to my zoology professor after it's done.
Fred Morlan
University of Kentucky CoP, 2017
International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, co-owner
PACE
former (?) hsqbrank manager, former NAQT writer & subject editor, former hsqb Administrator/Chief Administrator
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

This is still happening. Saturday night after MO.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
Unicolored Jay
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 783
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:28 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Unicolored Jay »

Are there going to be any mirrors of it or not?
Jasper Lee
University of Tennessee
The Ohio State University '14
Solon High School '10
User avatar
rylltraka
Rikku
Posts: 485
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:55 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by rylltraka »

It would be mirrored at the UCLA site if interest were to be shown.
Mik Larsen
USC '08, UCLA '14
User avatar
Jeaton1
Wakka
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:24 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Jeaton1 »

You have an infinite amount of interest from me. Please host this.
Jeremy Eaton
Maryland Academic Quiz Team
User avatar
Cheynem
Sin
Posts: 6826
Joined: Tue May 11, 2004 11:19 am
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Cheynem »

Will this be shootout or should we begin the Poodle Dee, Poodle Deux process?
Mike Cheyne
Formerly U of Minnesota

"You killed HSAPQ"--Matt Bollinger
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

I have made scoresheets for both the shootout and quads formats. Barring a travel disaster and/or my death or maiming, I will be the TD for the Minnesota site and am leaning towards a shootout. But hosts can pick the format that works best for their site.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
Gaterion
Lulu
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:30 pm
Location: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Gaterion »

I expect :bees: :bees: :bees: in at least one answer line.
Peter Komarek
Walnut Hills High School, '09
The Ohio State University, '1?
"I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees"
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

This tournament will be written on time come hell or high water, but if anybody wants to write some tossups on mammals, it would be deeply appreciated.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

An update:

93 out of 100 tossups are written; the remaining 7/0 is exclusively in the 2/0 Invertebrate distribution. If people want to send me freelance tossups about invertebrates in the next few hours, that would be wonderful.

I'm leaving for the airport (to fly to MSP) at about 6 PM ET, so it should be finished sometime before then. I'll email it to Chris Ray and Mik Larsen at that time. I will also email a copy to Fred Morlan; his task will be to provide the set to the Minnesota location in the event that I am killed in transit to MO.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
Kyle
Auron
Posts: 1125
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:16 pm
Location: Ifrane, Morocco / Oxford, UK / Issaquah, WA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Kyle »

This thread is getting really morbid, with Bruce having referred in his last three posts to maiming, hell, and death. Can somebody please make sure that he has some fun in Minnesota? Please take him out and show him a good time.
Kyle Haddad-Fonda
Harvard '09
Oxford '13
User avatar
AKKOLADE
Sin
Posts: 15601
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:08 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by AKKOLADE »

Kyle wrote:This thread is getting really morbid, with Bruce having referred in his last three posts to maiming, hell, and death. Can somebody please make sure that he has some fun in Minnesota? Please take him out and show him a good time.
No kidding.

I'd write on invertebrates, but unfortunately I'm getting ready to drive to Kentucky right now.
Fred Morlan
University of Kentucky CoP, 2017
International Quiz Bowl Tournaments, co-owner
PACE
former (?) hsqbrank manager, former NAQT writer & subject editor, former hsqb Administrator/Chief Administrator
QuizbowlTribune
Lulu
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:06 pm

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by QuizbowlTribune »

Is Traveling to Minnesota Really Dangerous or Something?
What Does Bruce Arthur Know That We Don't?: A Special Report
Offering the best in kind of satirical Quizbowl articles since 1998, maybe
User avatar
Cheynem
Sin
Posts: 6826
Joined: Tue May 11, 2004 11:19 am
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Cheynem »

Traveling with Bruce Arthur: UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED
Mike Cheyne
Formerly U of Minnesota

"You killed HSAPQ"--Matt Bollinger
User avatar
theMoMA
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 5796
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:00 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by theMoMA »

I just spent my lunch period learning how a local firm figured out how the 35W bridge collapsed, so it may be more likely than you think.
Andrew Hart
Minnesota alum
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

Tournament Complete. Chris Ray, Mik Larsen, and Fred Morlan all have copies.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

If you are running this tournament and have a tied game, I have written some tiebreaker tossups. Email me to get them.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 2355
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:40 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes »

For some reason, this link is redirecting me to the main MO stats, though I'm not sure if the problem is with the link or just my computer.
Sam (Angelo) Luongo,
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School 2010 / UVA 2014 / VCU School of Education 2016
PACE
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

MLWGS-Gir wrote:
For some reason, this link is redirecting me to the main MO stats, though I'm not sure if the problem is with the link or just my computer.
This happens to me as well.

Quizbowl will be tickled to learn that a team named "The Lady" tied with a team named "or the Tiger"
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 »

I uploaded the wrong files, it should be fixed now.
User avatar
Cheynem
Sin
Posts: 6826
Joined: Tue May 11, 2004 11:19 am
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Cheynem »

This was pretty enjoyable. While it had some quirks that one could suspect seeing its author, every round had a few really neat questions. The vagaries of the distribution resulted in some...questionable...choices at times, but I had a good time.
Mike Cheyne
Formerly U of Minnesota

"You killed HSAPQ"--Matt Bollinger
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

Please don't discuss the questions until the UCLA and Maryland mirrors have concluded sometime tonight.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
User avatar
theMoMA
Forums Staff: Administrator
Posts: 5796
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:00 am

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by theMoMA »

Andrew Hart
Minnesota alum
User avatar
at your pleasure
Auron
Posts: 1713
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:56 pm

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by at your pleasure »

So this set got kind of weird at times, but there were a fair number of interesting questions and overall it was great fun.
Douglas Graebner, Walt Whitman HS 10, Uchicago 14
"... imagination acts upon man as really as does gravitation, and may kill him as certainly as a dose of prussic acid."-Sir James Frazer,The Golden Bough

http://avorticistking.wordpress.com/
User avatar
grapesmoker
Sin
Posts: 6368
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:23 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by grapesmoker »

This was a whimsical and fun bunch of packets. Which, I'm guessing, was kind of the idea.
Jerry Vinokurov
ex-LJHS, ex-Berkeley, ex-Brown, sorta-ex-CMU
code ape, loud voice, general nuissance
User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3208
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

Scouts bring word that Matt Weiner won the Maryland mirror of this.
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source
Locked