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Question edited out

To quote Dan Quayle: The mind is a terrible thing.
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after given information about india...

given: Thermopylae

correct: Hindu Kush
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Tegan wrote:AEGIS QUESTION
Questions used in any conference meet or the District 207 championships are not allowed to be discussed until after February 21st (which is the night of the DVC and NIC tournaments).

Can one of the mods or Mr. Egan please edit out that question? Thanks.
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Post by Maxwell Sniffingwell »

After a lead-in aiming at "give me liberty or give me death..."
A: Thomas Paine

And later, when prompted on a specific action of Woodrow Wilson,
A: Um... asking for permission for the US to enter World War II.

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Given: Inferiority Complex
Answer: Remote Control
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From this weekend's state middle/elem school championship...

Post by ok_quizbowl »

Neither of these were negs, but they were too priceless not to share anyway.

From the elementary division, in the "a little too precocious" department

Q: <blah blah> name of a soap and the material an elephant's tusks are made out of.

A: ivory
Kid: irony

Must be a sarcastic elephant, I guess.

From the middle school championship...

Q: <blah blah> name the first ghost seen by Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol."

A: (Jacob) Marley
Student: Bob Marley
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ok_quizbowl wrote:From the middle school championship...

Q: <blah blah> name the first ghost seen by Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol."

A: (Jacob) Marley
Student: Bob Marley
Someone's seen The Muppet Christmas Carol.
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CBI

Wrong: pandas
Right: Joy Luck Club
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wd4gdz wrote:CBI

Wrong: pandas
Right: Joy Luck Club
hah. i remember that question. i was totally going to neg on love, angel, music, baby.
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Post by cvdwightw »

Yes, it appears CBI brings out the aggressively idiotic buzz in everybody. My math skills having completely deserted me, I asserted that six is a two-digit number (correct answer: forty).

I also pulled this classic in the playoffs:
Wrong: Ivy League Graduates
Right: Left-Handedness

Explanation (for added hilarity): The question began by saying that "Al Gore and Bill Bradley are", at which point my answer would have been aggressively correct, only not what the answer on the page was. Unfortunately, I waited until "ten percent of Americans are" to buzz, thus certainly making many people in the room feel better that they had a one in ten chance of being an Ivy League Graduate.
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ok_quizbowl wrote:From the middle school championship...

Q: <blah blah> name the first ghost seen by Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol."

A: (Jacob) Marley
Student: Bob Marley
I've seen high schoolers make the same mistake.
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Post by the return of AHAN »

This isn't a bad neg by a player, but it seems to be the forum for this sort of thing.

In a meet yesterday with a first-time moderator....
(BMS is conferring on a bonus question about historical facts)

Kyle (BMS Capt):"Time."
Moderator: "OK, time has been called. Your answers, Kyle?"
Kyle: "I'd like to defer to Jake."
Moderator: "Incorrect."

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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at Yale: Borat for Pamuk
and Stanley "Tookie" Williams for Soyinka
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Post by The Toad to Wigan Pier »

Me at VCU:
Lawrence of Arabia for Hitler
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Post by Philip Marschall »

On a question about a painting by Copley of a title character who was an American colonial figure.
Answer given: The Rite of Spring
Correct Answer: Paul Revere
That was after the entire question was read.
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Post by fool_by_compulsion »

Recently, a question mentioned a character being involved in a robbery with Bill Sykes.

Unfortunately, my first thought was of the horse-stealing Bill Ferny from The Fellowship of the Ring and I spent my entire five seconds trying to figure out who might have been involved in that robbery with him. I ended up gasping out, "Sam?" just as time ran out.

My coach gave me a slightly odd look and told me that the answer was, in fact, Oliver Twist.

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Post by quizbowllee »

Great one from practice yesterday:

Answer Given: Elevator

Correct Answer: Three Emperors League
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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants »

At VCU: Official Jerk Policy:

Pink Taco for Krusty Krab (thought they wanted a real restaurant there...)

I'm surprised that didn't stop the tournament.
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Post by Frater Taciturnus »

Matt Morrison wrote:At VCU: Official Jerk Policy:

Pink Taco for Krusty Krab (thought they wanted a real restaurant there...)

I'm surprised that didn't stop the tournament.
Sorry, but "Armory Show" for "Auschwitz" was the best there, if only because it came after the part about many people dying there.
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Practice from 2 days ago

Wrong answer Uncle Tom's Cabin
Correct answer On the Origin of Species
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Post by link5333 »

At NCOAST:

Given: Wealth of Nations
Actual: Rake's Progress
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Post by Djibouti »

Our beloved TV show: (First question of the bonus round no less)

...also the first man to step on the moon.
Random HS: Lance Armstrong

Same HS answered Emma Hurston even though only last names are required.
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Post by Frater Taciturnus »

Possible uncleared NAQT question
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Post by Gonzagapuma1 »

dude thats from an naqt set that might not be cleared yet
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Post by Frater Taciturnus »

Gonzagapuma1 wrote:dude thats from an naqt set that might not be cleared yet
actually, the original post makes no mention of where or when it happened. It occured during a practice off a set of old toss-ups. Just because something came up at some point during a NAQT set doesn't mean anything involving that is an uncleared NAQT.
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Post by The Time Keeper »

dsfcaptains2005 wrote:
Gonzagapuma1 wrote:dude thats from an naqt set that might not be cleared yet
actually, the original post makes no mention of where or when it happened. It occured during a practice off a set of old toss-ups. Just because something came up at some point during a NAQT set doesn't mean anything involving that is an uncleared NAQT.
Feel free to re-edit the post then. In the future, everyone should try to mention where their question is from or at least make clear that it's something not being used anywhere.
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Post by Frater Taciturnus »

house written scrimmage:

Wrong: Commonwealth
Right: Andrew Jackson

Wrong: NAACP
Right: KKK
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This comes from knowledge bowl, so it's not really a neg.

Wrong: Yeast
Right: We Real Cool
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dsfcaptains2005 wrote:house written scrimmage:

Wrong: Commonwealth
Right: Andrew Jackson

Wrong: NAACP
Right: KKK
It said congress had a vote that was close condemning this organization

and then someone said NAACP...lol great

Oh, here's a bad neg of mine:

Question: Said something about killing rats and destroying churches in London
Neg: The Plague
Correct: The Great London Fire
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Given: Desperate Housewives
Actual: Unknown answer!

That's HILARIOUS! - Admin.
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My answer: Sealab
Correct answer: SKYlab

(on 'name this onomatopoeic name for shiny things rappers have...')
My answer: pling
Correct answer: bling

It was a speech error, and corrected myself immediately afterwards, but I still felt dumb...
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Post by No Sollositing On Premise »

Hi,
Apparently, I don't read simple instructions. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

EDIT: My bad.
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Post by rchschem »

laszlow wrote:[bad, bad things]
Sounds like a question from a still being used IS set (64, IIRC).

So is that one from link5333 above.

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link5333 wrote:Given: Desperate Housewives
Actual: Unknown answer!

That's HILARIOUS! - Admin.
In fact I remember this was in my room last Saturday, and I'll have to remember to post this when the IS-set discussion embargo is broken. Now I'll be required to dig through my packets to find the darn question!

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Given: A refrigerator

Correct: 10 Megabytes
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Answer given: marijuana
Correct answer: Quinine
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Practicing old NAQT nationals questions

Given: The Godfather
Answer: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Given: Spider monkey
Answer: Protozoa
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Given: Vampires
Actual: Sine
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A teammate:

Wrong: Albumen
Right: Quicksand

And a couple of my inventions
In the category "danish scientists":
Cheese Danish

Only knowing that my response had to be a musical:

"Oscar Wilde: The Musical"
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Post by the return of AHAN »

Can I post a "bad" bad neg??? From the Antioch Invitational semifinals (junior high):

GIVEN: Chunnel
CORRECT: Channel Tunnel

No amount of protesting changed the mod's mind, either. "It's not on the paper" was all he'd say.
:mad:

I thought about explaining myself further after the match (rulebook in hand), but thought better of it because every imagined conversation with said mod tended to involve the word "moron."
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BarringtonJP wrote:Can I post a "bad" bad neg??? From the Antioch Invitational semifinals (junior high):

GIVEN: Chunnel
CORRECT: Channel Tunnel

No amount of protesting changed the mod's mind, either. "It's not on the paper" was all he'd say.
:mad:

I thought about explaining myself further after the match (rulebook in hand), but thought better of it because every imagined conversation with said mod tended to involve the word "moron."
Of course, that's shitty question writing too--no one calls it the "Channel Tunnel".
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ecks wrote:
BarringtonJP wrote:Can I post a "bad" bad neg??? From the Antioch Invitational semifinals (junior high):

GIVEN: Chunnel
CORRECT: Channel Tunnel

No amount of protesting changed the mod's mind, either. "It's not on the paper" was all he'd say.
:mad:

I thought about explaining myself further after the match (rulebook in hand), but thought better of it because every imagined conversation with said mod tended to involve the word "moron."
Of course, that's shitty question writing too--no one calls it the "Channel Tunnel".
I have never even heard of the expression 'chunnel' until it was mentoined just two posts above.
Saying that 'no one' calls it Channel Tunnel is wrong.
I see where the moderator is coming from. I wouldn't have known that the thing is (or 'was', during its construction planning, according to the official website) referred to as the 'Chunnel'.
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Post by brownboy79 »

Really? And either way, I think saying that it can't be the Chunnel is wrong too. Even if some people don't know a term, that doesn't make it wrong. Like saying Mahesh for Shiva.
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BarringtonJP wrote:Can I post a "bad" bad neg??? From the Antioch Invitational semifinals (junior high):

GIVEN: Chunnel
CORRECT: Channel Tunnel

No amount of protesting changed the mod's mind, either. "It's not on the paper" was all he'd say.
:mad:
I dunno why, but this year, I have heard more and more of that "its not on the paper, and I'm not listening" to you garbage than ever before .... honestly, I hadn't heard that years, and it came up 3-4 times this year (several times in just one tournament with the same moderator). This is why when people have tournaments: it is better to have no moderator than a bad one: two competent coaches can do a far better job than one incompetent person can.

Your team got hosed in a big way.
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I dunno why, but this year, I have heard more and more of that "its not on the paper, and I'm not listening" to you garbage than ever before
You don't say. . .
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Given: Oprah's "Book of the Month" Club
Correct: The Martian Chronicles
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Doing old NAQT questions in practice . . .

Given: good grammar
Correct: intelligent design
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Post by cvdwightw »

Yesterday in practice:
Answer given: Bluth (family from Arrested Development)
Correct answer: (Battle of) Camden

The clue mentioned something about some kind of structure burning down.
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Post by IcyBallerina »

"Imprintation" rejected for "imprinting."

What's worse is that it cost us regionals. I'm still kind of bitter about that one.
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