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Post by insaneindian » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:49 pm

Are the regular season sets clear yet?
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:19 pm

Yeah, this year's sets can be talked about.
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:02 pm

4-H for Black Panthers.
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Post by The Toad to Wigan Pier » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:08 pm

A teammate at practice today:
Suez Canal for Transistor

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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:19 pm

a couple I had at PACE that weren't ridiculously far off just funny:

Belgium for Suez Canal (hey, they talked about Britain protecting its neutrality) - got a bunch of water balloons for that

Team America World Police for Munich the movie (hey, all I heard mentioned were a model ferris wheel blowing up and a montage, so I was thinking "Montage, wait, that's an often used Trey Parker and Matt Stone song!") - got a water bomb for that

So now if you see me at a tournament and there's a garden hose nearby, watch out!
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Post by vcuEvan » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:33 pm

Chris Ray in our semifinal game at PACE:

Piet Mondrian for Albert Pujols

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Post by Chico the Rainmaker » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:41 pm

By a newbie at practice the other day:

Wrong: Tupac
Right: Langston Hughes
This after the question said "he penned the line 'A Raisin in the Sun' "
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Post by rchschem » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:05 pm

At PACE:

Sea Monkeys for Fiji Mermaid.
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Post by winklerd » Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:16 am

An oldie (we're talking 6ish years ago) I was reminded of reading about negs on It's Academic. My team (Joppatowne High School) gave this answer.

Correct answer: Peter Piper
Given answer: Peter Pecker! (yes it was fairly emphatic)

She had the right thing in mind, just gave an incorrect and quite humorous wrong name. Much laughter ensued.

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Post by Strongside » Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:00 pm

I think I negged on a questions about the Apennines with Sea of Tranquility.
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Post by cornfused » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:57 pm

Victoria Falls (us) and Niagara Falls (them) for "mallard duck." Turns out the moderator had said name this waterFOWL...

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Post by DrakeRQB » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:13 am

This one happened at ACE: syphilis was given for jaundice.
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Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:20 pm

On an NAQT bonus, my team was supposed to give the only perfect square in the Fibonacci sequence.

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Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:46 pm

ReinsteinD wrote:On an NAQT bonus, my team was supposed to give the only perfect square in the Fibonacci sequence.

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How desperate were they to come up with a number? Tell me Carlo wasn't in on that :)

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Post by vig180 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:51 pm

Big Brother for Deal or No Deal...on the last word of the question.

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Post by Siverus Snape » Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:28 pm

In ACE Camp practice:

Blah blah (don't really remember) when they died in a car crash *buzz*
Me: the Rosenbergs?

I don't remember the real answer. But man. I must have been tired.

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Post by Canadajin » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:44 pm

Given Answer: Sumo Wrestling
Correct Answer: Field Hockey

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Post by fool_by_compulsion » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:17 pm

This wasn't exactly a neg, as I didn't actually buzz, just said it, but I still thought it was funny.

"Julius Caesar held during his reign what two-word honorific title, currently used by Benedict XVI?" (looking for Pontificus Maximus)

Me: (after some thought) "The Pope"?

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Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:00 pm

A member of my team with a buzz 10 words into a paragraph:

The mother of the family is the central point of conflict -

Wrong: As I Lay Dying
Right: Six Characters in Search of an Author.

The next few words involved the mother doing things other than being dead, and much joy was had by all listening.

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Post by samer » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:35 pm

BuzzerZen wrote:In practice

Correct answer: Lycanthropy
Provided answer: Bestiality
From NAQT Sectionals this year . . .

Correct answer: Lupus (the disease)
Wrong answer: Lycanthropy
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Post by bleung » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:03 pm

teammate: Commodore Perry for Pershing

me: blastopore for gastrula

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:57 am

This one lost us conference:

On a bonus, we were asked what band Gladys Knight was with. Everyone told our captain "the pips" but he couldn't hear me because I was choking on soda, so he said quite confidently "the pimps." We never forgave him for that.

Another at ACE camp:

In Social Studies II class we were practicing and I'd heard something about reeds and marshes so I buzzed in early with "marshmallows" when the answer was "junket." Mr. Barry kicked me out of the game for that.

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Post by quizbowllee » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:37 pm

From today (first day of practice this year):

Answer given: Gordian Knot
Correct Answer: Chisholm Trail

This from our varsity captain...
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Post by Chico the Rainmaker » Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:48 am

from HSNCT:

Right: 3-4 Defense
Wrong: Fumblerooski

Yeah, it mentioned something about an Oklahoma football team doing it awhile back and I confused Nebraska and Oklahoma in my mind and buzzed. It's worth noting that I would've negged again with West Coast Offense, but that would've been a good neg, I think, if there is such a thing.
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Post by bleung » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:49 pm

This one takes the cake (this year's HSNCT): United 93 for SOAP

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Post by fancynancy » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:20 pm

charlieDfromNKC wrote: In Social Studies II class we were practicing and I'd heard something about reeds and marshes so I buzzed in early with "marshmallows" when the answer was "junket." Mr. Barry kicked me out of the game for that.
I remember that . :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Post by DrakeRQB » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:04 pm

This happened at practice this afternoon:

Wrong: ketchup
Right: silver
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:21 pm

Given: United Negro College Fund

Correct: Subway Resturants
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Post by PeterGriffin » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:53 pm

Here's a notable one from the Lion Bowl on Saturday.

Given Answer: Britney Spears
Right Answer: Hello Kitty

It had said something about plastic, so I'm assuming that is how the person came up with Britney Spears
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Post by P3nguinP0wered » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:22 am

Clue: *something* its kit includes tongs, rubber gloves...

Given: GI Joe

Answer: Room Raiders
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Post by fool_by_compulsion » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:40 pm

From a teammate yesterday during afterschool practice:

Question: (Something about the ship that brought it over in pieces as a gift from France in 1886)
Teammate: *buzzes in confidently* Yeah, the Eiffel Tower. *pause* Oh. Wait...

The answer was, of course, the Statue of Liberty.

A good time was had by all except her over the next minute or so.

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Post by bleung » Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:50 pm

Question: Tony Faber offered a million dollars for a proof of it in 2000 *buzz* Fermat's Last Theorem?

Correct answer: Goldberg Conjecture

The sad part is, the guy who got this wrong took multivariable calculus and linear algebra at a local college. I know those classes haven't much to do with the Goldberg Conjecture but still...

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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:07 pm

Yeah, we should get this going again. Here's some of my fun ones from practice this week, in a round from the 2006 DII ICT (which I hope is fine?):

Given: Legionnaire's Disease
Actual: Tornadoes

Given: Sebastian Janikowski
Actual: Chris Bosh

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Post by Trevkeeper » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:09 pm

blah blah blah...name this man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.
Me: (thinking for a moment) Lee Harvey Oswald!
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Post by rchschem » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:20 pm

KilroyWasHere wrote: Given: Legionnaire's Disease
Actual: Tornadoes
Now THAT'S a bad neg!

That's how we do it in the N.C., b****.

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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:01 pm

Trevkeeper wrote:blah blah blah...name this man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr.
Me: (thinking for a moment) Lee Harvey Oswald!
Haha, I think I actually said James Earl Jones once off of that question

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Post by cvdwightw » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:31 pm

Very wrong: Somerset Maugham
Less wrong, but still wrong: Utilitarianism
Right: categorical imperative

This is why we must teach newer players about the dangers of reflex buzzing.

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Post by Siverus Snape » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:58 am

At the U of I Earlybird:

Given: Mulan
Actual: Vlad the Impaler

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Post by rchschem » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:14 am

At the Tar Heel Cup Saturday (playing UTC's 9/30 set):

E.T. for Kool-Aid Man

Rosetta Stone for Spinach

"Hips on Crete" for Winged Victory.

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Post by Trevkeeper » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:20 am

At UIUC Earlybird:

Wrong: Bassamer Process
Right: Great Leap Forward
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Post by Siverus Snape » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:54 am

I remember I was thinking the same thing, Trevkeeper.
Also at the Earlybird:

Wrong (very early): Emile
Right: The Times They Are A-Changin'

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Post by cornfused » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:04 pm

Siva - who was responsible for the Mulan one? That's a quality neg, that is...
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Post by Siverus Snape » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:51 am

That one was kinda......me.

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Post by JohnAndSlation » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:49 pm

Bravo...

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Post by nurgles_herald » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:47 pm

Two answers required

Given: Dead Sea Scrolls
Actual: Romulus and Remus

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Post by cornfused » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:06 am

Not technically quizbowl, but...
On Jeopardy! the other day:

Category: "J" Geography
Clue: (Picture of cow) This cow is named after the island it comes from, more than 4,000 miles east of the United States.
Given Answer: What is Rhode Island?
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Post by mentalchocolate » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:38 am

A few weeks back in practice:

Wrong: George W. Bush
Right: Osama bin Laden

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Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:18 pm

mentalchocolate wrote:A few weeks back in practice:

Wrong: George W. Bush
Right: Osama bin Laden
Was this an actual guess or like, "lol same guy amiriteamirite" "comedy"?

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Post by Djibouti » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:19 pm

Today in practice on a UMD set:

...name this Greek God of War.

GIVEN ANSWER: Mars
CORRECT ANSWER: Ares

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Post by cornfused » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:23 pm

I don't know if that qualifies as a bad neg, Djibouti... honest mistake there.

Related question: is this for funny-they're-so-stupid bad negs, or how-could-you-not-know-that negs, or both?

Lemme put it this way: your post was Category 2. A Category 1 answer would have been either Quetzacoatl or Dan Quayle. Or, yes, both.
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