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Post by Tegan » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:45 am

cdcarter wrote: I have a feeling most bad negs are either made up, or not that bad.
Suharto for Heath Ledger ......

after the Brokeback Mountain and sleeping pills clue.


No, its not made up!

Honest.

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Post by cvdwightw » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:30 pm

So, if you look under "TIT/MLK" discussion, there's some talk about a tossup on "immortality". Well, I'm hearing the question, and I'm not as good a myth player as Seth Teitler, so I don't recognize anything in the opening clues that would help me buzz in, and then it comes to a clue about Achilles having some horses with a certain property. Now, I know that Achilles had some talking horses, and I forget that two of the three were immortal but not the other one, so I use the "wait for a clue you think you know, then buzz" strategy and, you know, I think I know this clue, so I buzz, conveniently disregarding the fact that my answer doesn't make any sense with the previous clues.

Wrong: They can...talk? (That's a pretty close approximation to what actually came out of my mouth)
Right: Immortality

I'd classify this as type 4 bad neg.

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Post by kCobain911 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:08 pm

cvdwightw wrote:you know, I think I know this clue, so I buzz, conveniently disregarding the fact that my answer doesn't make any sense with the previous clues.
Those make 95% of my negs.
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Post by gonzagaeagleahy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:12 pm

Stat Boy wrote:That someone being me. And I heard Puma negged at the same place with same answer--not the first time that's happened.
Nah that was me. Even though I didn't buzz. Dan pointed to me. It was a tricky situation.
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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:58 pm

From Penn Bowl--

Two that seem pretty bad, but make a reasonable amount of sense in context:

Given: Portrait of Madame X
Correct: "the nude photo of Vanessa Hudgens"

Given: Time Cube
Correct: The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even

...and one horrible neg that *only* makes sense if you were at the tournament:

Given: [no answer]
Correct: Sisyphus

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Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:24 pm

Given: Guy Fawkes
Correct: Gaylord "Greg" Focker

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:45 pm

At Wash U
Neg: Fugitive Slave Act
Real Answer: Categorical Imperative
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Post by rchschem » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:12 am

link5333 wrote:Edited out
Admin - this is from an NAQT set that is still in use.

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Post by AKKOLADE » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:34 am

As a reminder - if you have a bad neg from a NAQT set, you cannot post it here until all tournaments possibly using it have occurred.

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Post by DrakeRQB » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:43 am

Belles Bowl:

"This material, found in fingernails and elephant tusks..."
Given: ivory
Correct: keratin

And this isn't really a neg, but it's still funny/head-desk quality.

"blah blah blah, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, blah blah blah, name this Pennsylvania company..."
Player: "Heinz."
Reader: "Be more specific."
Player: "Heinz 52."
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:00 pm

Something about happening so many times in an eleven year period...

Given: sunspots
Correct: fireside chats
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Post by mhayes » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:47 pm

Something about a 1960s NBA player winning the league MVP award without being named an all-star.

Answer: Jerry West
My teammate's answer: "Chauncey Billups"

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Post by jonah » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:18 pm

From a practice in which we were doing bonuses as tossups; the bonus introduction was along the lines of "Name these generals who later became U.S. presidents."
"This man, known as the Hero of Appomattox..."
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Given: "Robert E. Lee"
Correct: Grant

And this from our best history player >_<

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Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:18 pm

At practice this afternoon on some vintage 2001 questions:

"Quote: 'I can't hear you.'"

Buzz! Catch-22

Correct: Tom Wolfe

I personally consider this more of a hose or potentially just really bad buzz, but my teammates laughed so I thought people might find it amusing. I had about six negs today, which is highly unusual for me, so they may just have been laughing at that.

For those not familiar with Catch-22, Arfy says "I can't hear you" incessantly. By the end of the book I wanted to smack him. I hate questions that start with quotes anyway...
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Post by Tegan » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:36 pm

The symbol for this mission was designed by Jim Lovell and Michael Collins .....

answer: Seal of the United States
correct: Apollo 11

this was after a discussion of an olive branch being moved from the beak to the talons.

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Post by Djibouti » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:43 pm

Today's Baltimore It's Academic (one team really):

...(Category: "Run") Hyphenated term for the Vice Presidential nominee. -> "Runner-Up"

...well-known Rudyard Kipling novel about a mongoose? -> Jungle Book

...monetary amount of 6.6 x 10^9? -> "606 million"

...writer of the Star-Spangled Banner? -> "F. Scott Fitzgerald"

...author of the Rubaiyat? -> "Take the Money and Run"

Anybody wishing to verify the accuracy can visit http://www.wjz.com/itsacademic

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Post by Tegan » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:29 pm

Composed of a corpuscle and tubule, they come in cortical and juxtamedullary varieties. Teh amuont of water they retain can be altered by vasopressin and they filter out salts
>>buzz<<
sponges
correct answer: nephron

(that would be a LOT of salt to filter)

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Post by Joshua Rutsky » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:27 pm

From practice a couple weeks back:

This small crustacean was once used as a form of currency...

Given Answer: Plutonium
Correct Answer: Quahog

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Post by Youse Da Force » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:38 pm

Given Answer: Rob Lowe
Correct Answer: Rob Roy

Then the other team buzzes and is wrong. With Rob Lowe as well.

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Post by Ugoogalizer » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:16 pm

This was at Collegiate :P

Answer Given: Incorrect answer
Correct Answer: Correct answer

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Post by dtaylor4 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:18 pm

Someone, please delete the above post.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:22 pm

From practice today:

"yada yada yada, something about oxen being used to travel it..."

Answer given: Iditarod
Correct answer: Oregon Trail
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Post by colonial » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:31 pm

wowitsquinthaha wrote:this was on some old VHSL set

Q: Although he could leg press 2000 pounds.....

A: Kim Jong Il (Neg)

Real A: Pat Robertson...
Another Kim Jong Il bad neg, from a GW practice many moons ago....

Q (from a mid-90s CBI packet): He first took up the sport at age 2, using clubs...

(BUZZ)

Teammate's Answer: Kim Jong Il

Real Answer: Tiger Woods

Granted, North Korea announced a few years back that Kim garnered five holes-in-one in his first round of golf. It just didn't happen when he was 2, although that may change depending on Pyongyang's mood :)


From the same practice, after reference is made to an 18th century publication referring to him as "The Sun King"

Teammate's Answer: Jim Morrison

Real Answer: Louis XIV

The room cracked up for a full two minutes after that neg. Thankfully, said player had a good sense of humor about it, and admitted to not paying attention to the start of the question.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:30 pm

One of my best, so far:

"...they show rings based on how many times they have been caught in the updraft"

Neg - salmon
Correct - hail
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Post by evilmonkey » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:22 pm

*Disclaimer: I realize that this is the HS section, but there is not section for bad negs in the college section
*Disclaimer 2: This isn't a bad neg, but rather a funny story

The other day in practice, I was reading a trash packet. The question almost goes dead, until one person on a team mutters "Springfield", which was a clue in the tossup. A person on the other team immediately buzzes in with "Bruce", which was the correct answer. When asked how he got it when he looked clueless, he replied "well, I heard him say Springsteen, so I thought I'd go with Bruce"
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:16 pm

Given - catapult
Answer - Segway
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Post by Matt Weiner » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:46 pm

Alex Kidd wrote:Given - catapult
Answer - Segway
did someone plagiarize my neg from six years ago?
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:57 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:
Alex Kidd wrote:Given - catapult
Answer - Segway
did someone plagiarize my neg from six years ago?
It said something along the lines of "lurching backwards when it reaches top speed." From an NAQT IS, not sure how old.
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:33 pm

Today in practice:
Me: Haley Joel Osmet
Correct: Blinking
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:41 pm

SwissBoy wrote:Today in practice:
Me: Haley Joel Osmet
Correct: Blinking
From an NAQT HSNCT that talked about it being done in AI?
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:13 pm

Alex Kidd wrote:
SwissBoy wrote:Today in practice:
Me: Haley Joel Osmet
Correct: Blinking
From an NAQT HSNCT that talked about it being done in AI?
Indeed. The 2005 set, if I recall. In my defense, it was a vague question (though I still should have been more thoughtful with my buzzing)
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Post by Sir Thopas » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:28 pm

Amazingly, not quite a neg. Playing last year's HSNCT in practice:

"FTP, name this website . . . 'a place for friends.'"
*BUZZ* "MySpace"
"10"
"Oh, I was thinking the Quakers."
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Post by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:29 am

At PARFAIT, I was substituted out during one round where this neg would have happened if I had been playing–after hearing the name "Ilmarinen" and a clue about something being forged and then lost, I would have said The Silmarillion for the Kalevala.
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:13 pm

Here's some of the best of Watson's many negs

mispronunciations
1. Magna Carter
2. Rime of the Ancient Marina

Just absurdly wrong
Reader: She brought gifts with her on a diplomatic visit...
Watson: Nancy Pelosi!
Reader looks horrified, then continues: in the year 480 B.C. when she visited Sparta

And from a couple of years ago
She may have died from overheating
Correct Answer: Amelia Earhart
Given Answer: Joan of Arc
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Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:17 pm

aarcoh wrote:Here's some of the best of Watson's many negs

mispronunciations
1. Magna Carter
2. Rime of the Ancient Marina
In this same area, though not exactly a neg (but still horrible) our mispronunciation-prone captain last season said "Green Vowel Shift" for "Great Vowel Shift."
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Post by Ugoogalizer » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:25 pm

Don't forget "rosemary" for "rosary" and "The Electric Flute" for "The Magic Flute." Oh, Erik...what WILL we do with him.
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Post by The Logic of Scientific Disco » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:20 pm

aarcoh wrote: She may have died from overheating
Correct Answer: Amelia Earhart
Given Answer: Joan of Arc
As the negger in question, I'm pretty sure the answer on that one was "Laika", which arguably makes it even worse.
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:31 pm

I could have sworn it was Earhart....

Anyway...perhpas the most awkward, funny neg from Bergen this year was from Watson at the HHW tournament

Reader: This American king....
Watson: Emperor Joshua A Norton I!
Correct Answer: Gerald Ford

I have never seen such a disturbed look on a reader
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:06 am

Didn't he (Watson) have some sort of YouTube fame?

I seem to recall a song...
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:28 am

Alex Kidd wrote:Didn't he (Watson) have some sort of YouTube fame?

I seem to recall a song...
This
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:42 pm

aarcoh wrote:I have never seen such a disturbed look on a reader
Foolish reader! Emperor Norton I is awesome. Too bad he's, uh, not a king. And that that question is awful.
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:03 pm

It's because Gerald Ford was born as Leslie Lynch King
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:54 pm

aarcoh wrote:It's because Gerald Ford was born as Leslie Lynch King
We're aware, but it was still a poorly-written tossup.
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Post by Warbourne » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:42 pm

Name the event....in which Gary Powers crash landed in the Soviet...(buzz)

My answer: Gary Powers incident
Right answer: U-2 incident.

I think my worst one so far this year. >.>
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Post by Captain Sinico » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:00 pm

That... has an official name now?
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:02 pm

ImmaculateDeception wrote:That... has an official name now?
I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking this.
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Post by Djibouti » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:07 pm

That... has an official name now?
Yeah, or at least it was taught so in high school. I've personally heard it as the "Gary Powers Incident" and "U-2 Incident" (more officially the U-2 Incident, I guess, and personally more commonly, and the question did already give "Gary Powers").
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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:07 pm

From today at practice
Me: Grape Leaf Forward
Correct: Great Leap Forward

I knew what I wanted to say, but there was no doubt it came out as above.
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Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:45 pm

At practice this afternoon from an '02 NAQT set:

"He (some verb I can't remember...founded, had, created... something like that) a penal colony with..."
One of seniors, narrowly beating my buzz: "Ogelthorpe"

Thankfully, he was on the opposing team today and I was able to buzz as soon as Dr. B. cleared to power "Kafka."
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