these things are important not because aClearly, she is calling out stock clues, and players who buzz exclusively on them.
high sounding interpretation can be put upon them but because they are
useful; when they become so derivative as to become unintelligible,
the same thing may be said for all of us
that weWhy else has so little Canadian literature made it into the quizbowl canon after all this time?
do not admire what
we cannot understand
nor is it validWhat is "askable" knowledge? Should the canon be limited to the subjects of "school-books"? What about real-world knowledge ("business documents") that people don't necessarily learn in school? What is "important"??
to discriminate against "business documents and
school-books": all these phenomena are important.
One must make a distinctionSee for reference any question feedback discussion ever.
however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry,
nor till the poets among us can be
the imagination" -- above
insolence and triviality... shall we have it.
if you demand on one hand,
the raw material of quizbowl in
all its rawness and
that which is on the other hand
genuine, then you are interested in quizbowl.