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I think I speak for all of us when I say... :w-hat: the heck?
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Actually, this is hardly the most useless post this thread has head in the last couple of days

EDIT: I stand corrected
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Roman Holiday for Spartacus

Daniel Day Lewis for James Fenimore Cooper
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Josie and the Pussycats for Blondie
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Francis Click for Crick (issue with handwriting)
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From ASCA state tournament:

Johnny Cochran for Louis Brandeis (heard 1960 instead of 1916)

obscenity for patent

Both accredited to me...
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Today at Solon, can't remember the question, maybe Noah can refresh my memory...

Answer: Bill O' Reilly
Correct Answer: Benjamin Disraeli

Bonus, name these African countries...

Blah Blah Blah
Anisha: JAPAN!
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From ICT:

Wrong: Astroglide
Right: Buckyballs
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Also from ICT:

Wrong: Ferris Wheel
Right: Field Museum of Natural History

This is possibly the most off I've ever been on a neg.
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From ICT:
Wrong: Police Academy
Right: A Light in August

Off a clue on a character named "Hightower"
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Leo Wolpert wrote:From ICT:

Wrong: Astroglide
Right: Buckyballs
I still stand by my terrible, terrible neg.

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From one of my teammates:

His answer: Dolphin
Correct answer: Larva
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Comets for Clouds
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AA's Twelve Steps for SUFISM

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Fundamental Orders of Connecticutt for answer from NAQT IS set.

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Today at Practice (not committed by me):

Ted Bundy for Perse Shelley
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steven-lamp wrote:Today at Practice (not committed by me):

Ted Bundy for Perse Shelley
"The Necessity of Serial Killing," anyone?

How did that work?
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It was made by one of the stupider guys, I think he was just messing around, but it was really funny.

In fact, I just remembered another good one from today.

Axl Rose for Harold Pinter (same guy, don't ask)
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One from a middle school kid practicing with us:

Question: "...some of them were starved by Incans as sacrifices to the gods..."

Answer Given: Survivor (the TV show, not the band)
Correct Answer: llamas

I still to this day wonder how he came up with this.
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zwtipp wrote:Fundamental Orders of Connecticutt for Aleutians
That is possibly the most awesome neg ever. It has made my day. Thank you.

I'm curious as to what prompted it, however. Something about trees?
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Well, the reader reset the buzzer as he started the question and my teammates buzzer went off without him touching it. Since our coach was reading the match, he didn't believe him and made him give an answer. He did realize that the buzzer was malfunctioning and we simply replaced the buzzer and went on with the question since he had only gotten one word out.
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Treaty of Port MacArthur for answer from NAQT IS set.
This was me. Although we were winning 425 to -10 when i did it.

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I am insulted as I go to MacArthur High School (not really).

Washington Monument for Gateway Arch
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DaGeneral wrote:Washington Monument for Gateway Arch
I think I made that mistake on a bonus part, because it wanted the tallest something-or-other, and I didn't think the Arch fell under that heading. Going to college in St. Louis, I was shamed.


Back in HS, a teammate of mine tried to say Fort Marlboro instead of Fort McHenry on a bonus part. When we didn't know the last part of the bonus, we had her say Fort Virginia Slims.
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Gnolem for Golem at practice yesterday. I think I confused Golem and Gnome, and thus buzzed in with their unholy joint spawn.
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Practice doesn't count, Mr. Arthur.

By the way, the funniest right answer I ever heard to a toss-up was

PENIS!!!!

That's right, the answer was actually penis! Who'd of thunk it
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jonpin wrote:
DaGeneral wrote:Washington Monument for Gateway Arch
I think I made that mistake on a bonus part, because it wanted the tallest something-or-other, and I didn't think the Arch fell under that heading. Going to college in St. Louis, I was shamed.
I went in early when it started off with the exact height (630 ft) but I realized that the Washington Monument is 555 feet, and when they said Eero Saarinen, the art person on my team smacked me in the head.
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Syphilis for Sisyphus
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Also at the ICT:

Wrong: Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the communist party?
Right: Is it because I'm a lesbian?
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Me at ACF Nationals:

Right: Maps of the moon
Wrong: Fonts
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Wrong: God
Right: Syphilis
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ezubaric wrote:Also at the ICT:

Wrong: Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the communist party?
Right: Is it because I'm a lesbian?
After hearing the entire text of that question, Steve buzzed in with "At long last, sir, have you left no sense of decency?" (or something very similar)

Not that anyone in our room was going to get it off of the moderator reading "L.A. Law and Order" as the giveaway.
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Q: "In 1992, the 500th anniversary of Columbus...blah blah blah...what is the name for a 500th anniversary?"
A: "THANKSGIVING!" (cried very loudly and excitedly)

(Some of our team members still torment the kid about this, two years later.)
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Today in practice:

Answer Given: Ayatollah
Correct Answer: Lee Iacocca

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Hillbillies for Morlocs
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Is there really a difference between the two?
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Colleen, those must have been Chip Beall questions. :chip:
I'd rather make fun of the question writer than the player who negged. After all, Chip breeds those kinds of answers.
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[quote]Colleen, those must have been Chip Beall questions.
I'd rather make fun of the question writer than the player who negged. After all, Chip breeds those kinds of answers.[/quote]

I do realize that it was a bad question, but still, what does Thanksgiving have to do with anything in that question? (Like Columbus?)
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mrblinux's signature wrote:No longer affiliated with Blake It's Ac team :D
I've known there was something up with you considering I've had no contact with you for three weeks and you have been absent from a few events your team has attended. I was just wondering what is going on with you. If you don't feel comfortable answering here, you know other ways to contact me.
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This is an old one, but I was just reminded of it the other day-

"Not knowing his wife had also been shot, his final words were, 'Sophie live for our children'"

Wrong: MacDuff
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Stupid Question-Is it FRANZ Ferdinand, or FRANCIS Ferdinand? I can never remember.
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Trevkeeper wrote:Stupid Question-Is it FRANZ Ferdinand, or FRANCIS Ferdinand? I can never remember.
Franz is German for Francis, iirc.
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Hmm. Then, if I committed the cardinal sin of QB and said a first name, would they accept both Francis and Franz?
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Trevkeeper wrote:Hmm. Then, if I committed the cardinal sin of QB and said a first name, would they accept both Francis and Franz?
In this case, possibly. Wikipedia claims that he is occasionally refered to as Francis in English (something I haven't seen prior to this, but I don't read a whole lot about Franz), so if there's a good answer line or if your TD/moderator is informed and/or willing to research things, then you should be fine.
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Trevkeeper wrote:Hmm. Then, if I committed the cardinal sin of QB and said a first name, would they accept both Francis and Franz?
If they did not accept either Francis or Franz, that is a very legitimate protest. For all we know, you were raised by rabid anti-Germans who taught you history with Anglicized names, and by not accepting Francis, you are being discriminated against. Similar logic is behind original-language names always being accepted.

Though "Joe Table" is still not acceptable on Jose Mesa tossups. :sad:
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Bruce wrote: Though "Joe Table" is still not acceptable on Jose Mesa tossups.
In Cleveland, we would accept several other answers, each of which I would get banned for saying :wink:
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