Michael Greenbury Paradigm

Last changed 2/16 8:14P PDT

2020 update

mggreenbury@gmail.com

Not much experience on this topic

Been away from the scene for the past semester. Don't worry, I can still listen to speed, but you might want to assume I'm not fully aware of all the topic details.

I like K debate. Prefer poststructuralism or whatever you call it - would probably be what I have the most experience in. Performance debate is cool. Policy debate is good too, just not what I did for the most part. Good plans with solid solvency mechanisms vs intriguing CP/DAs are always engaging to judge for me but politics debates are boring so if you come with generics you better do it right. I consider myself open minded but I do find myself unpersuaded by the same generics FW args that teams have been reading since 2015. Try explaining things in new ways, using new words and examples. I will reward that.

almost all ideas are fair game, except those which offend or harm other people. please use common sense in this regard or I'll dock speaks.

2019 update

very few rounds on the policy topic, please explain any acronyms or details that one might assume a judge with experience on the topic would understand

speed is fine

argument flexibility is fine and good

focus on explaining things; less is more

”debate does not necessarily take the form of a disagreement; it can yield a more complex disimplication or displacement”

i don’t vote on things not In the final speeches

2017 for Stanford

Very few (<20) rounds on the topic. Mostly policy, weirdly, but it's been three months. Please explain any terms (locations, documents, events, concepts, etc.) that may require more experience.

Aside: the term high theory now for me demonstrates the general implosion of meaning.

Out of competition since last season. Everything below still true, with the caveat that my appreciation for the the decorum and the ethos of debate has diminished. I think you can interpret that how you want. Creativity and clarity are awarded with speaker points.

Lastly the authors of flavor for the rhetoric department are Schmitt, Heidegger, and Hegel. Please do not read a critique of Bildung.

2016 Update

About two dozen total rounds on the 2015-2016 HS topic. Mostly on the non-topic but plenty of K affs with plans and a few policy debates.

I do and prefer K debate for the most part, but I am still interested in hearing policy arguments. I understand and like them, at times.

I vote on T/FW, but I think most teams would be helped by substantive and explicated impact calc vs the aff, articulating a strong T version solves arg, etc. You can't just extend T like you would in front of a judge who ideologically prefers your args.

If you're too fast I might ask you to slow down. You should do you. Within reason, try to offend me.

Most familiar in high theory arguments: afropessimist, feminist, queer theory, and Marxist-derivative literatures. I sort of major in critical theory at Berkeley so sometimes I just happen to know a lot about Ranciere or Edward Said depending on the semester.

Feel free to ask any other questions.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX Double CK McClatchy FS Westwood BS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX Triple Lowell ST Little Rock Central AR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R6 CK McClatchy CW Langham Creek FI Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R5 Kinkaid FZ Interlake CW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R4 Bravo FI St Francis BR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R3 Lowell MW Heritage Hall SR Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R2 Elizabeth Learning Center RP Little Rock Central AR Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/15/2020 VCX R1 Canyon Crest ZN Nevada Union WD Neg
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 LD V R5 Leland AD Branham AG Aff
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 LD V R5 Golden State RS Leland NC Aff
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 LD V R2 Los Altos SH Leland SL Aff
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 LD V R2 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley VI Palo Alto AC Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX Octa Kent Denver MB St Francis KP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX Double CK McClatchy AT Heritage Hall RL Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R6 St Francis BB Yerba Buena GH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R5 West Campus UT College Prep TC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R4 Lowell TC Leland ZW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R3 OES SJ Langham Creek FI Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R2 CK McClatchy AT Lynbrook LC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 JVCX R1 Nevada Union DL Lowell CW Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JLD R5 Loyola IB Granada Hills Charter JK Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JLD R4 Claremont MM Loyola JA Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JLD R4 Claremont BH Bay Area DV Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JLD R2 Harker AY Granada Hills Charter ST Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JLD R2 Granada Hills Charter ZC Claremont GK Neg
CAL National Debate Institute 7/12/2017 CX Bears Bears AV Bears LC Aff Aff on a 3-0
CAL National Debate Institute 7/12/2017 CX Bears Bears PS Bears MA Neg Neg on a 3-0
CAL National Debate Institute 7/12/2017 CX R6 Bears PH Roos LL Aff
CAL National Debate Institute 7/12/2017 CX R5 Roos CH Herons RS Neg
CAL National Debate Institute 7/12/2017 CX R4 Bears KH Cubs QZ Aff
CAL National Debate Institute 7/12/2017 CX R2 Beagles SH Orcas KQ Neg
CAL National Debate Institute 7/12/2017 CX R1 Bears MV Roos YN Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX R4 St. Francis SV Notre Dame HS - Sherman Oaks DK Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX R3 CK McClatchy GM Nevada Union FN Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NPF R2 Mission San Jose GC Golden State SS Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NPF R2 Dougherty Valley CR College Prep ZH Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/11/2017 NCX R1 St. Vincent De Paul MB College Prep BT Neg
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR R4 St. Vincent De Paul PH Hendrickson WP Neg
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR R2 Georgetown Day BS Kinkaid BR Aff
2017 California Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR R1 Peninsula WT S. Eugene H. S. SL Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX Octafi Green Valley AS St. Vincent De Paul HP Neg Neg on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R6 Dougherty Valley FF Polytechnic CG Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R5 Dougherty Valley SP George Washington CO EM Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R4 Barstow DT Skyline (Oakland, CA) AH Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R3 St. Vincent De Paul BB Oakwood Secondary School - North Hollywood JS Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R2 St. Vincent De Paul CS Rosemont WR Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R1 Rosemont DJ St. Vincent De Paul PR Aff
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX Finals Bears RR Bears KM Neg Neg on a 3-0
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R6 Honey Badgers DK Red Pandas CT Neg
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R5 Bears AS Honey Badgers HZ Neg
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R4 Panthers LC Honey Badgers SN Neg
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R3 Panthers LN Red Pandas BS Neg
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/6/2016 CX R2 Bears NW Panthers FC Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX Semis East Kentwood BO Peninsula TW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Octas Granada Hills VC Dougherty Valley KK Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double CL Education WJ Sprague LW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX Triple Whitney M. Young Magnet FB Lane Tech College Prep H.S. HV Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Granada Hills LG Elite of Irvine CL Aff Aff on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX Semifi Head Royce CP St. Vincent De Paul MH Neg Neg on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX Quarte St. Vincent De Paul MH Loyola GT Aff Aff on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX Octafi CK McClatchy FB Head Royce CP Neg Neg on a 2-1
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX Partia Bellarmine CP NF College Prep TH Neg Neg on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R6 Oakland Tech BK North-East Fresno Prep DP Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R5 Fort Collins SY Dougherty Valley FF Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R4 Classical ST Bellarmine CP R Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R3 Lynbrook MK Park Hill LY Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R1 Classical WT St. Vincent De Paul MH Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R4 Dougherty Valley CS Loyola NT Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 NLD R3 Dougherty Valley Bridge AR Dougherty Valley PT Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 NLD R3 Dougherty Valley Bridge KK Brentwood KR Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R2 Harker SL Dougherty Valley AM Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R2 Harker NT Presentation RG Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R1 MV Independent OZ Immaculate Heart DD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD Quarte Cherry Creek SL Mira Loma NK Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX Triple USN KW Westwood BR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R6 James Logan SB Tigard PH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R4 University Prep MC Lionel Wilson SH Aff
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/9/2014 CX Octafi Bears Anay Bryant Aces Rob Vinay Neg Neg on a 3-0
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/9/2014 CX R3 Aces Eleanor Sarah Bears Amanda Sophia Neg
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/9/2014 CX R2 Bears Nikhil Yash Aces Karla Kenji Aff
CNDI Camp Tournament 7/9/2014 CX R1 Barrac Amber Jake Bears Elan Jessica Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX Semi St. Mark's School of Texas MJ University Prep DK Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 JVCX Octas Mount Vernon Presbyterian JS Barstow PW Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R7 South East PR Denver School of the Arts FF Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VLD R1 Evergreen KV Harker ML Aff