(Message inbox:19541) From root Tue Feb 29 11:27:07 2000 Return-Path:
Received: from pop-4.iastate.edu (pop-4.iastate.edu [220.127.116.11]) by pop-3.iastate.edu (8.9.3/8.9.3) with ESMTP id LAA11853 for ; Tue, 29 Feb 2000 11:27:07 -0600 Received: from majordomo.iastate.edu (majordomo.iastate.edu [18.104.22.168]) by pop-4.iastate.edu (8.9.3/8.9.3) with ESMTP id LAA14215; Tue, 29 Feb 2000 11:27:06 -0600 Received: (from majordom@localhost) by majordomo.iastate.edu (8.8.5/8.8.2) id LAA13135 for qb-outgoing; Tue, 29 Feb 2000 11:09:04 -0600 (CST) Message-Id: <200002291709.LAA13135@majordomo.iastate.edu> X-Authentication-Warning: majordomo.iastate.edu: Processed from queue /local2/spool/majordomo/qb Subject: Re: QB: ACF = not trash = good Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 11:01:51 CST From: Jsh Krtbn Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: Jsh Krtbn X-UIDL: c9b095d18f5461ed9ef4fe0de59c313b Charlie Steinhice writes: >new kids and the smaller schools. And if you lose either end of the >spectrum, you run the risk of dropping below the critical mass it takes >to have a tournament that's healthy, both in size and financial >support. Throwing a stray Robocop 3 tossup into the ACF mix helps >maintain interest on the part of the novice teams without watering down >the validity of the game -- I say let's leave it in. Or, alternatively, just ask more questions about good, somewhat recent popular culture. There is a wealth of questions about, at the very least, film and music from the 50s onward. These questions are over topics which, even if they haven't gained complete legtimicacy inside academia (perhaps they never will), are well-studied, highly valued parts of modern cultural life. Case in point: this morning I listened to the Pixies' 1988 album, _Surfer Rosa_. Unless you want to completely discount all popular music made in the 90s, it's important to take note of the influence the Pixies had on music in the 90s. Nirvana drew heavily on the Pixies' soft-loud dynamics, mixture of punk and pop, and fractured lyrics, and Nirvana had, at least, a noticeable impact on mainstream music. ;) And this is just something _12 years old_. There's plenty more valuable question material out there, worth asking about, that plenty of players will be glad to hear about. This has the benefit of maintaining the typical academic competition notion of "asking about things you should know". These too are things that culturally educated people of our time "should know," at least in a sense beyond knowing what's required to graduate from college. Josh -- josh blog listening log: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~kortbein/blog/ -- To unsubscribe from qb, send a message to qb-request (NOT qb) with the word "unsubscribe" as the body. For help, email owner-qb. All addresses are @iastate.edu.