Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby paleonaps on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:31 pm

Yeah, but they could have a field day with the oil spill.
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby AlphaTauri on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:36 pm

Y'know, now that you sort of mention it, it would be cool to have an event about "current events" in science, but the more I think about it, the worse the idea becomes. I mean, the idea of it is great and all, but it would probably be run poorly (especially at Regionals) and become more of a trivia contest and everyone would hate it (sort of like Pentathlon: decent idea, bad execution, people start to hate it).
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby quizbowl on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:39 pm

to be honest, i'm really butterfly about when i was born...i just missed out on fermi questions, and after taking a practice nationals test and getting almost 95% within 25% of the correct answer. i hope they bring that back at least as a trial, or an event close to that. if it doesnt, my random factness will never be used in scioly :O
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby paleonaps on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:43 pm

Wait, what?
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby quizbowl on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:45 pm

you know how my name is quizbowl13? its cause i'm actually not that bad at it, varsity quizbowl is pretty freakin awesome (i'm even gonna be on the challenge next year :D :D ) and random facts is pretty much the basics for this event, as well as being able to guess and estimate. read the wiki, paleo.
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby paleonaps on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:59 pm

I don't read that many user pages. But great job at quizbowl!
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby quizbowl on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:01 pm

why, thank you, thank you very much. i really hope i dont freeze up on tv. i'll be the laughingstock of western long island.
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby paleonaps on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:02 pm

You should post when it's on during the year. We'll watch you!
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby quizbowl on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:07 pm

but then everyone would know my secret identity! i must remain hidden in the shadows.
i just hope i dont face kelly. god, they are like robots with quizbowl.
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Re: Rock My World B [NJ Trial]

Postby quizbowl on Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:05 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:Yeah, but they could have a field day with the oil spill.

You know, a current events trial/pilot/event wouldn't be that bad. It could get rather trivial, but it would keep everyone on their feet in science news, and itsorta could be like 5 star science. And instead of just facts, it could go further. Like say the questions had to do with the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland, the followup questions could be stuff like DP, or the new woodpecker discovery could have to do with Orni. Heck, even a recent murder could have questions relating to SCB/forensics.
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