a few musings from doubles at Blake

Wow, it was really cool to judge a Minnesota showdown in doubles at Blake. I mean, it does suck when two MN teams hit each other in doubles at Blake and can't both go on, but it was nice for me since doubles was the last round I was obligated for :)

Anyway, where the heck did this Nietzsche argument come from anyway. Apparently it's been around for a while, but I didn't encounter it once during my debate career so far. What makes an argument like that appear and disappear so suddenly? It's obviously not the topic, since Nietzsche links to everything, so what is it?

That brings me to my other weird feeling from Doubles... I don't think I've ever been on the "right" (in a debate sense) of a debate panel before. Part of that comes from judging in Texas, but there's really not very many arguments that I just "don't get." Honestly it's kind of a fun feeling trying to figure out arguments that are new (and or/batshit insane, not saying that the N fits under this category) to me. Maybe that's just me as a debate judge, but I actually kind of like the feeling that "this argument is confusing and/or stupid." Doesn't mean I'm going to vote for it, but I enjoy the whole experience.

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