Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How many are you breaking?

Ah, the podcast that refuses to die. Although it does occasionally roll over and hold its breath.

In the latest episode, Menick, Cruz and Palmer talk about, mostly, how to break a tournament (i.e., create the right number of elims, not literally break it into pieces), and a couple of other things. Who knew they still had it in them? Listen up!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Lo an Behold: Academy Debate

What? TVFT is back? Without Palmer, Cruz or Bietz?

Well, yes and no. Trying to corral them was impossible, but Ari Parker had nothing better to do. And since what we're talking about, Academy Debate, which will be introduced at his tournament at Byram Hills, who better to discuss it with?

Listen to Episode 61. It's safe, now that the Mayans were proven wrong.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The 2012-13 LD Resolutions, Part 3

It's too late to affect the voting (as if we would have when it was early), but did that stop us? No! We are unstoppable!!!

Sorry about that.

In Episode 60, our sad little group dissects the last four possible resolutions, and then talk a bit about Sept-Oct. There's some interesting stuff about old v. new LD that might make you think a bit.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The 2012-13 LD Resolutions, Part 2

In episode 59, the original drab four are back to discuss the next three in the series, including intervening, mandatory voting and civil services. Does Cruz end up conceding that civil services really does suck?

By the way, I went through hell to ftp this week's episode, not that anyone cares. I say this to Cyberduck: Bah!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Seceding from the US

I expressed initial disdain for the idea as historically settled, but my fellow TVFTers demurred. For them, and for those who agree, or who wonder what's up in the USA for those who like, say, baseball but not Congress (and, let's face it, that's just about everybody), here's a post from i09 on 10 Movements to Secede from the United States.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I just realized that comments needed to be moderated. Forgot all about that. It goes back to some issue back at the dawn of debate time.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

LD Resolutions 2012-13, Part One, The Early Years

In Episode 58, Menick, Cruz and Palmer have at 3 of the resolutions, and fill up an entire show in so doing. To wit, there's the Ethiopians, in which Menick is shamed into raising his rating of the rez slightly (see Coachean Life if you haven't read the original responses), affirmative action and SCOTUS elections. (Although, how would one vote for SCOTUSers? What would be Scalia's campaign slogan? Or Thomas's? I shudder at the thought.) As always, the parts where the panelists discuss their peers and tear them apart and call them names have been deleted from the recording.

We'll try to get Bietz back in for the next session. He was bemoaning his lack of equipment at VBI, despite his eagerness to chime in. All he had brought with him was a toothbrush, a twenty dollar gold piece and a pair of nylons.