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Post by naturalistic phallacy » Tue May 01, 2007 2:17 am

Wrong: East Jerusalem
Right: West Germany

I know... I am challenged.
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Post by The Logic of Scientific Disco » Wed May 02, 2007 3:53 pm

From NAQT NJ State in 2006:

[Question describing a cape]
Neg: Cape of Good Horn

Q: The greatest number reside in Ohio, where in 2000 they voted overwhelmingly for--
Neg: Homosexuals
--President Bush...
Answer: the Amish

Neg: Space Needle
Answer: DNA

And one of mine, from last weekend at BU:

Neg: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Answer: The Great Train Robbery

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Post by marcuskdowling » Fri May 04, 2007 10:37 am

Oh my...It's Academic TV quarterfinal, GDS, 1996, inexplicably 30 points down with two minutes left against Sidwell Friends and another long since forgotten foe...

Mac McGarry (host of show): British prime minister from 1916 (BUZZ)
Marcus to captain Micah Myers: DAVID HYDE PIERCE
Captain Micah Myers in heat of moment giving answer: DAVID HYDE PIERCE
Mac McGarry: No!

Yes, David Hyde Pierce, famous as Niles on NBC television program, "Frasier"

Same day, three hours later, It's Academic TV quarterfinal, GDS, 1996:

Mac McGarry: Stars with Kelsey Grammer on TV's "Frasier" (BUZZ)
Marcus to captain Micah Myers: DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
Micah: Mac, I defer to him (me).
Marcus: DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
(Mac McGarry laughs)

Best negs ever.

- Me.
1996 DC Area It's Academic TV Champion
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Post by BobGHHS » Mon May 07, 2007 8:50 am

From the Ohio Academic Competition State Finals this week...

Question:
Blah-blah, name this Western state...

Our Answer: Arkansas

In the State Championship Match:

Category: American Literature
Question, fill in the blanks to complete the poetic line, it is also the title of the poem...

"You're a braver man than I am, ____ ___ "

Our Answer: Charlie Brown

(I almost slammed my head in disgust after this one... but settle for pulling on my hair)
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Post by dxdtdemon » Tue May 08, 2007 11:10 pm

From some OAC tournament ~2002?
Neg:Diego Garcia
Right Answer:Diego Rivera

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Post by evilmonkey » Mon May 14, 2007 4:40 pm

Wrong: Rush Limbaugh
Right: House MD

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Post by Deviant Insider » Mon May 14, 2007 6:33 pm

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:38 pm Post subject: STOP POSTING ANSWERS FROM THIS YEAR'S NAQT SETS

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The above post must have been unclear or something since people are still doing this, so I'd like to politely remind everybody to STOP POSTING ANSWERS FROM THIS YEAR'S NAQT SETS.

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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon May 21, 2007 12:48 pm

from VCU's HS tourney

Wrong: "The Gold Bug"
Right: Master Sword
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Post by catsasslippers » Tue May 22, 2007 9:19 pm

Playing off old PACE packets in practice:

Wrong : Circumcision
Right: Holy Communion

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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue May 22, 2007 9:35 pm

dsfcaptains2005 wrote:from VCU's HS tourney

Wrong: "The Gold Bug"
Right: Master Sword
Like from Zelda?
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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Wed May 23, 2007 7:58 am

ikillkenny wrote:
dsfcaptains2005 wrote:from VCU's HS tourney

Wrong: "The Gold Bug"
Right: Master Sword
Like from Zelda?
yes, like from Zelda. Because its SO similar to a Poe short story.
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Post by The Toad to Wigan Pier » Wed May 23, 2007 7:43 pm

Me at practice:
Wrong: Abstinence
Right: Drug Testing

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Post by vcuEvan » Wed May 23, 2007 8:16 pm

tachyonwill wrote:Me at practice:
Wrong: Abstinence
Right: Drug Testing
Which was really funny as the question went on to talk about how it was used in 5% of middle schools.

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Re: From this weekend's state middle/elem school championshi

Post by Nav » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:57 pm

StPickrell wrote:
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.
blah blah blah... Name this past leader of the Soviet Union (I can't remember the question... it was a few years ago):

Given: John Lennon
Answer: (Vladmir) Lenin

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Post by pray for elves » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:08 am

In the same vein as the last ones, I've seen this at least four or five times:

Given: David Bowie
Correct: Jim Bowie

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Post by Kyle » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:59 pm

Similarly, Neil Diamond for Neil Simon is always funny.

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Post by mistermoravian » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:45 pm

Paraphrased from a consolation round at last year's NAQT HSNCT:

"Bertha Pappenheim was the first person to undergo this procedure..."

*BUZZ* Um, pap smear?

:shock:

Correct: psychoanalysis

Well, at least I got a laugh!

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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:08 pm

In practice: "The Koufax awards are given to liberal ones..."

Me: Jewish baseball players

Answer: Blogs
Henry Gorman, Wilmington Charter '09, Rice '13, PhD History Vanderbilt '1X

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:08 pm

A pretty retarded one from my legendary 33 at HSNCT was in our game against Shady Side. The first tossup was on polar bears and for some reason I said "arctic bears."
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Post by mistermoravian » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:26 pm

Charlie, don't beat yourself up too much because I blurted out something equally atrocious at PACE:

The question was getting at Bank of America, and we were playing against Robinson. Both the Bank of America and Robinson are headquartered, so to speak, in North Carolina. When I realized what the answer was going to be, I buzzed and proudly exclaimed, "The Bank of the United States!"

Yeah, not exactly the same bank... :oops:

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Post by gonzagaeagleahy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:57 pm

charlieDfromNKC wrote:A pretty retarded one from my legendary 33 at HSNCT was in our game against Shady Side. The first tossup was on polar bears and for some reason I said "arctic bears."
That should have been accepted. I actually think they prefer to be called arctic bears.

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Post by DrakeRQB » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:40 am

My captain at PACE...

Blah blah blah, name this Georgia port city...

Wrong: Atlanta
Right: Savannah
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Post by First Chairman » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:41 am

catsasslippers wrote:Playing off old PACE packets in practice:

Wrong : Circumcision
Right: Holy Communion
As opposed to the classic neg answer:

Wrong : The Circumcision
Right : The Burghers of Calais
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Post by Tegan » Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:00 am

Fom HSNCT:
wrong: dragonflies
right: cicadas

This from a Midwesterner playing a team from a non-infested area, and after the clue on how loud they get.

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Post by Deviant Insider » Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:41 am

We were talking about cicadas just before the round with that question started, but for some reason our team did not to buzz in on that question.

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Post by NotTheGoose » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:02 pm

From one of my teammates in the prelim games during HSNCT:

Neg: Rosaries
Correct: Habacus

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Post by jonpin » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:46 pm

From the Maryland HSNCT Mirror:
Wrong: Gluttony
Right: Theramin

The person misheard the lead-in "Among the people who have had this device are ... Homer Simpson."

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