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#1 AQuackDebater

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 10:11 PM

I really liked the idea of having something like this every weekend, so let continue it. How was y'all's holiday weekend? Christmas, Hannukah, whatever you celebrate, how was it?

My Christmas was good. Got drivers ed, and all the debate related stuff I wanted, namely a new podium, good wireless mouse, and a backpack that actually fit my laptop. Saw my extended family, which was nice too. How about you guys?

Edit: Jesus, sorry for the triple post. I've designated this one as the one to reply to until I figure out how to delet the other two. Terribly sorry.

Edited by pdfox0513, 26 December 2016 - 10:23 PM.

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On 11/18/2017, at 2:27 PM, Ben wrote:
> To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Policy Debate. The bullshit is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of continental philosophy, most of the arguments will go over a typical audience member's head. There's also Michigan KM's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into their cross x questions- their personal philosophy draws heavily from Philip K Dick literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of these taglines, to realize that they're not just edgy- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence, people who dislike Policy Debate truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humor in Morgan's existential cross x question "If you were an abstract expressionist painting, what color scheme would you use and why?", which itself is a cryptic reference to Bataille's French epic The Solar Anus. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Aaron Kall's genius unfolds itself on the livestream. What fools... How I pity them XD. And yes by the way, I DO have a Michigan KM tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies eyes only. And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 outround wins of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.
 

 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 10:22 PM

You appear to have accidentally posted this three times. This was the first iteration of the thread, so I'm going with it.

 

My Christmas was spent eating copious amounts of pea salad and working on debate stuff for a clinic I'm giving in January - all in all, not a bad way to spend one's time.

 

Also, I love these little personal threads! They really add a sense of humanity to the forum.


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#3 AQuackDebater

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 10:26 PM

Yo how do I delete the extras? So sorry.
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On 11/18/2017, at 2:27 PM, Ben wrote:
> To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Policy Debate. The bullshit is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of continental philosophy, most of the arguments will go over a typical audience member's head. There's also Michigan KM's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into their cross x questions- their personal philosophy draws heavily from Philip K Dick literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of these taglines, to realize that they're not just edgy- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence, people who dislike Policy Debate truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humor in Morgan's existential cross x question "If you were an abstract expressionist painting, what color scheme would you use and why?", which itself is a cryptic reference to Bataille's French epic The Solar Anus. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Aaron Kall's genius unfolds itself on the livestream. What fools... How I pity them XD. And yes by the way, I DO have a Michigan KM tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies eyes only. And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 outround wins of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.
 

 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 10:35 PM

my holiday was spent with my family, eating lots of curry and good food and relaxing- very enjoyable


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:29 PM

My highlights of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day consisted of visiting Calendar Man at his cell in Arkham City to get the achievement - I just need New Years day now. 


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 01:06 AM

holidays and breaks this year have been incredibly stressful. i usually (ie during school time) have a fairly rigid schedule, which is nice and it keeps me well nourished: i wake up at the same time, eat breakfast at that time, eat lunch at a certain time, run at a certain time, eat dinner, and then go to bed at the same time every night. that's gotten thrown out the window for the holidays -- the lack of a real necessity to wake up early means i stay up way too late and wake up way too late, which means i never eat enough ... gah its a mess. i've been sick and on edge the whole time because of it.

 

always feels like i'm wasting time. i really hate wasting time.


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#7 The X Factor

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 01:18 AM

Mod here--I went in and deleted the other two threads for you. Had a pretty good holiday, pretty stressful trying to clean the house but it got done and spending time with my family was nice.


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#8 Johnathan

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:17 AM

About as well it could be after my partner quit policy and I need to find a new one. again


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A more sinister example is a "renew the Holocaust" counterplan


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

Regarding your signature... a more sinister example of what now?

About as well it could be after my partner quit policy and I need to find a new one. again


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Kafka 25 (Franz, Novelist, Translated by David Wyllie, "The Trial", 1925) //Snowball

K. was informed by telephone that there would be a small hearing concerning his case the following Sunday. He was made aware that these cross examinations would follow one another regularly, perhaps not every week but quite frequently. On the one hand it was in everyone’s interest to bring proceedings quickly to their conclusion, but on the other hand every aspect of the examinations had to be carried out thoroughly without lasting too long because of the associated stress. For these reasons, it had been decided to hold a series of brief examinations following on one after another. Sunday had been chosen as the day for the hearings so that K. would not be disturbed in his professional work. It was assumed that he would be in agreement with this, but if he wished for another date then, as far as possible, he would be accommodated. Cross-examinations could even be held in the night, for instance, but K. would probably not be fresh enough at that time. Anyway, as long as K. made no objection, the hearing would be left on Sundays. It was a matter of course that he would have to appear without fail, there was probably no need to point this out to him. He would be given the number of the building where he was to present himself, which was in a street in a suburb well away from the city centre which K. had never been to before.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:33 AM

Regarding your signature... a more sinister example of what now?

From an article talking about the origins and arguments on condo, that quote is from the section talking about how conditionality allows debaters to run moral ambiguous counter plans without any repercussion.  


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:34 AM

From an article talking about the origins and arguments on condo, that quote is from the section talking about how conditionality allows debaters to run moral ambiguous counter plans without any repercussion.

Got it. Thanks.
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Kafka 25 (Franz, Novelist, Translated by David Wyllie, "The Trial", 1925) //Snowball

K. was informed by telephone that there would be a small hearing concerning his case the following Sunday. He was made aware that these cross examinations would follow one another regularly, perhaps not every week but quite frequently. On the one hand it was in everyone’s interest to bring proceedings quickly to their conclusion, but on the other hand every aspect of the examinations had to be carried out thoroughly without lasting too long because of the associated stress. For these reasons, it had been decided to hold a series of brief examinations following on one after another. Sunday had been chosen as the day for the hearings so that K. would not be disturbed in his professional work. It was assumed that he would be in agreement with this, but if he wished for another date then, as far as possible, he would be accommodated. Cross-examinations could even be held in the night, for instance, but K. would probably not be fresh enough at that time. Anyway, as long as K. made no objection, the hearing would be left on Sundays. It was a matter of course that he would have to appear without fail, there was probably no need to point this out to him. He would be given the number of the building where he was to present himself, which was in a street in a suburb well away from the city centre which K. had never been to before.






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