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Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:16 am

This phrase, found in Latin on every piece of American currency, E Pluribu-
Buzz-
Me- Out of one, many.

Everyone just looked at me like I was nuts. I didn't realize it for multiple seconds.

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Post by steven-lamp » Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:21 pm

Today at the tournament at Bryant High in Tuscaloosa:

Q: "What power did the American character on 'Captain Planet' possess?"

Me: *BUZZ* "Um, the power to bring pollution down to zero..."

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Post by DumbJaques » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:16 pm

Fire, right?
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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:37 pm

From North America, Wheeler, with the power of FIRE!
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Post by mrblinux » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:48 pm

Ross Geller for Steven Jay Gould.
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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:04 pm

Easy-Bake Oven for Meals-Ready-to-Eat

On multiple occasions, allegedly.
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Post by Captain Sinico » Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:00 pm

steven-lamp wrote:Today at the tournament at Bryant High in Tuscaloosa:

Q: "What power did the American character on 'Captain Planet' possess?"

Me: *BUZZ* "Um, the power to bring pollution down to zero..."
Ma-Ti, the "Heart" Planeteer, was also from (South) America. Of course, he didn't really have a power as such.

MaS

PS: I hate myself for knowing this.

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Post by DumbJaques » Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:24 pm

steven-lamp wrote:
Today at the tournament at Bryant High in Tuscaloosa:

Q: "What power did the American character on 'Captain Planet' possess?"

Me: *BUZZ* "Um, the power to bring pollution down to zero..."

Ma-Ti, the "Heart" Planeteer, was also from (South) America. Of course, he didn't really have a power as such.

MaS

PS: I hate myself for knowing this.
??? He had the most important power of all, the power of heart! Or so the opening credits would have us believe. . .

And just to make sure this thread does not become one of those stimulating but ultimately uninspiring discussions about Captain Planet, I can at least report on one of the best bad neg opportunities I've ever heard: At TJIAT on saturday, a tossup on google included a clue something along the lines of "you can 'whack' it." I sincerely hope that someone who posts here was depraved and hilarious enough to take a shot at that one. No bad negs thread would be complete without such an account.
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Post by jewtemplar » Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:32 am

The question gives a recent year that marked the beginning of the tradition of whacking it. If that poorly conceived neg had occurred, I am relatively certain I'd have known about it.

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stupid repeats

Post by dtaylor4 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:51 am

at sterling 1-15-05

After correctly answering a question on a quote from "Chicago" by Sandburg in a previous round:

What author of "Cornhuskers" and "Chicago Poems" *buzz*

George Sand

*teammate smacks me in the head*

but the worst part is, the other team didn't get it right either, they left it for dead and didn't ring in.

this one's by a teammate who will remain nameless but will always have that scar on the back of his head from my hand:

What current, running from the east coast of the united states*other team buzzes and misses* up and across the Atlantic *buzz by teammate*

his answer: North Atlantic Current

*I reach behind one teammate and smack him in the back of the head*

Before every match I try to reiterate what one is supposed to do when the other team negs early: sit on it until the question is done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:37 pm

That wasn't the worst of the Sterling tourney though.

Math: Give both values for x. BUZZ
Me: What? I didn't buzz- Oh no! Ah! Umm, uh, -1 and 4 (they were counting me down)

I didn't actually buzz, so much as I had an twitchy buzzer thumb that didn't appreciate me for not beating my teammate on a tossup for "God Bless America" (they said Sousa).

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Post by mlaird » Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:45 pm

I sure hope that your moderator didn't say "Sousa" since Berlin did "God Bless America". I thought I read Berlin when I read that tossup.

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Post by Captain Sinico » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:54 pm

He seems to be saying that his teammate said "Sousa."

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Post by mlaird » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:39 pm

Ah. Of course. Yes. Heh.
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Post by zwtipp » Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:29 am

Shuffleboard for Poker
I do not care much for large yellow Avians.

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Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:06 pm

zwtipp wrote:Shuffleboard for Poker
as a poker player, i must hear some fragment of the question that created this neg

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Post by zwtipp » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:12 pm

It said something about it replacing three card monte on Mississippi steamships and i think that's when he shouted out shuffleboard.
I do not care much for large yellow Avians.

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Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:18 pm

zwtipp wrote:It said something about it replacing three card monte on Mississippi steamships and i think that's when he shouted out shuffleboard.
that is not a time to go in early, cuz i might have gone in at that point on craps

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Post by DumbJaques » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:56 pm

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Post by zwtipp » Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:53 am

Kama Sutra for Coming of Age in Samoa
this offense was by me
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Post by steven-lamp » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:37 am

zwtipp wrote:Kama Sutra for Coming of Age in Samoa
this offense was by me
I think we have a winner! I can see how you might manage that, but how did you manage that?

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Post by dtaylor4 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:10 am

zwtipp wrote:Kama Sutra for Coming of Age in Samoa
this offense was by me
i didn't know anthropology involved sexual positions, or do you think margaret mead is the sexiest woman in the world

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Post by Captain Sinico » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:43 am

zwtipp wrote:Kama Sutra for Coming of Age in Samoa
this offense was by me
There's actually some fairly explicit sexual detail in Coming of Age in Samoa, so this isn't so bad as it might otherwise seem if the tossup started-out talking about that.
Oh, whom am I kidding? Haha, that's a bad one.

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Post by solonqb » Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:47 pm

The question (from Berkeley A's Technophobia VIII packet) mentioned a chapter on "Formal Sex Relations" and that's where he rang in.
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Post by ASimPerson » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:25 am

Colden Haulfield - my brother's take on the protagonist's name in The Catcher in the Rye

Walter Schmitty - one of my teammates
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Post by dtaylor4 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:39 pm

ASimPerson wrote:Colden Haulfield - my brother's take on the protagonist's name in The Catcher in the Rye

Walter Schmitty - one of my teammates
what would really be bad is if the other team did not get it right

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Post by rocket » Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:46 pm

HAHAHAHAHA, that would be an absolute knee-slapper.

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Post by DumbJaques » Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:13 pm

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Post by Tegan » Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:47 pm

This mythological ship blah,blah
<buzz>

Argonaut....NOOOOOOOOOoooooooo.

On one level...not a really bad neg......one the other hand it was late in a tight match. I felt sorry for the young man.

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Post by BobGHHS » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:41 am

Today at Buzzerpalooza...

Letter Round F--

This scholarship program... blah blah...

-- Anisha on our team: RHODES!

Our captain: Yes Anisha, because the F is silent in fRHODES....

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Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:25 pm

Me: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Answer: Jack and Jill

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Post by mrblinux » Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:15 am

The Bible Code for Eight Fold Path (on mentioning an Israeli physicist)
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Post by DH TTHS » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:00 pm

Last week in West Virginia

Born in Braintree Massachusetts......Buzz.... George Washington

I didn't have to perform my usual head slap because my teamate was kind enough to do it to himself.
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Post by Deadweight_Cassius » Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:36 pm

This one wasn't a neg, but its a good story and deserves to be in here...

Question: This emperor was crowned (blah blah) in England (or something like that) *other team trys to buzz* (none of their buzzers is working, so none light up, they start hootin' and hollerin')

Moderator: OK. I can see your trying to *me buzz*

Me: Sorry, I was just being a smart alec.

Other team: (wrong answer)

*I buzz again* Me: (sit idly for a copule seconds) and say "Constantine"

Moderator looks at me, looks at his paper, looks back at me, looks back at his paper, mumbles to himself

Moderator: Yeah, that's right but I can't give it to you, you had way more than three seconds (i wasted a lot of precious time with my smart alec buzz)

Me: Your not serious, right? (I had pulled this answer completly and totally out of my foot, my ear, and any some other unmentionable places)

Not a neg by me (was by the other team) but it makes for good small talk, now doesn't it? NOTE: THIS WHOLE ORDEAL WASTED ABOUT THREE MINUTES
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Post by Captain Sinico » Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:39 pm

This is now a team classic. By me, at SCT this past Saturday:
Question wrote:... an assistant coach under Doug Collins...
*buzz* "This is Phil Collins."

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Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:33 am

cassius, you deserved it. the only reason you didn't get credit for it is because you were being insincere.

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Post by solonqb » Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:04 pm

By me in practice a few weeks ago:

Soul Man (the 80s movie) for Black Like Me (the book)
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Post by BobGHHS » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:06 am

At our league match the other day....

Reader: "moved from its home in blahblah colorado, to its current home in colorado springs"...

Other team: THE US NAVAL ACADEMY...

I guess they were on the right track at least, but seeing as their isn't an ocean for like 1,000 miles....
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Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:19 am

in my book, he was off by a lot, i don't care if he just had the wrong branch. if i missed that, i would shoot myself b/c a friend of mine is going there. if you have a tournament over there, take him there to make sure he never negs on that again

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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:34 pm

At the Cav Open:

Prostitute for Gertrude, on at least two occasions

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Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:09 pm

in hamlet, hamlet does accuse claudius of whoring his mother, and if you watch the gibson movie (i have seen the olivier, gibson, branagh, and hawke versions of hamlet), during the scene where hamlet is with his mother in her bedchamber, he has her in a certain position on the bed and the headboard is going back and forth

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Post by DumbJaques » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:13 pm

in hamlet, hamlet does accuse claudius of whoring his mother, and if you watch the gibson movie (i have seen the olivier, gibson, branagh, and hawke versions of hamlet), during the scene where hamlet is with his mother in her bedchamber, he has her in a certain position on the bed and the headboard is going back and forth
A valid point, but the question hadn't given a hamlet clue when the buzz was made (I'm pretty sure). Definately worthy of the thread.
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Post by gsacdirector » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:23 pm

Material related to the content of a NAQT question deleted - Fred

Another neg...on question about limestone:

Team member: *buzz* sedimentary rock?
Moderator: prompt
Team member: sedimentary rockS?
Moderator: neg 5...

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Post by AKKOLADE » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:48 pm

Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood mod to be careful about posting content related to NAQT questions. Saying what neg was given for what answer should be fine, but mentioning actual parts of the question is too much.

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Post by Tegan » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:40 am

Michael Jackson for Steve Irwin....

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Post by Marcel Duchamp » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:42 am

"Waiting for Godot" for "optical illusions"

Speed of a projectile calculated as faster than the speed of light
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Post by DumbJaques » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:06 pm

Michael Jackson for Steve Irwin....
Baby dangling?
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Post by Tegan » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:12 pm

DumbJaques wrote:
Michael Jackson for Steve Irwin....
Baby dangling?
Among other things.....

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Post by dtaylor4 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:03 am

how about one of the nuttiest people on earth

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Post by ok_quizbowl » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:29 pm

Incorrect: O. Henry
Correct: Don King (this one was all mine)

after the question mentioned an early Catholic saint...
Incorrect: Mithra
Correct: St. George

This one was based on the date given...
Incorrect: Haymarket Square Riot
Correct: molasses

Incorrect: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Correct: A Chorus Line

Incorrect: dwarves
Correct: cats

I didn't even ask what motivated this one:
Incorrect: Soylent Green
Correct: Pride and Prejudice

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