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Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:17 pm

MLWGS-Gir wrote: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."
How does this fit in here?
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Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:23 pm

Alex Kidd wrote:
MLWGS-Gir wrote: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."
How does this fit in here?
I find "Ogelthorpe" for "Kafka" rather impressive under the "just plain wrong" category on the first page. If Andrew had been on my team I'd have been pretty mad at him.
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Post by cornfused » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:03 am

Alex Kidd wrote:
MLWGS-Gir wrote: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."
How does this fit in here?
That's a HOSE, not a bad neg at all.
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:19 am

Not necessarily.
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Post by aestheteboy » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:35 am

Yeah, I'm sure there are multiple people who founded a penal colony. I'm impressed that someone could come up with Kafka from that clue.
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Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:25 am

aestheteboy wrote:Yeah, I'm sure there are multiple people who founded a penal colony. I'm impressed that someone could come up with Kafka from that clue.
I'm fairly certain now that the verb was "created," and Dr. B. had started to say the word "cruel." The verb was what narrowed it down to fiction.
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:03 pm

MLWGS-Gir wrote:I'm fairly certain now that the verb was "created," and Dr. B. had started to say the word "cruel." The verb was what narrowed it down to fiction.
Yeah, it'd have to be "created." Although, I don't know if I would've taken a shot there.

Still, nice power? early buzz? whatever it was.
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Post by Tegan » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:15 pm

Tyranosaurus for velociraptor

Not a bad neg, until you know that this was after they were described as being roughly the size of large turkeys.

I guess the rich do eat better at Thanksgiving.

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Post by Captain Sinico » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:05 pm

Kafka created a fictional penal colony in "In the Penal Colony." I guess I don't see how that's a hose?

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Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:20 pm

ImmaculateDeception wrote:Kafka created a fictional penal colony in "In the Penal Colony." I guess I don't see how that's a hose?

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The verb "created" is what eliminates the hose. At the time of that post I was unsure of the verb.
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Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:42 pm

The verb "created" is what eliminates the hose.
Does the connotation of the word "created" really limit the answer to solely fictional locations? Unless the question had more in it, it could be reasonably argued that Oglethorpe "created" the penal colony of Georgia.
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Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:44 pm

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:
The verb "created" is what eliminates the hose.
Does the connotation of the word "created" really limit the answer to solely fictional locations? Unless the question had more in it, it could be reasonably argued that Oglethorpe "created" the penal colony of Georgia.
In this case, I think "founded" would be a more accurate term to use.

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Post by aestheteboy » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:26 pm

Honestly, it's just a bad question. I don't know why the question writer had to make people play the is-this-a-historical-person-or-is-he-talking-about-"In the Penal Colony" game by not mentioning the actual title (or better, by beginning with plot clues before mentioning the penal colony).
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Post by cornfused » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:55 pm

If it's "created," it's not a hose at all. "Started" or "founded," yep.
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:00 pm

Well, also, like, I'd hazard a guess that there was another clue beforehand that made it unique to Kafka (which would reduce the "it's a bad question" complaint by a lot, since anyone who knows a good amount about Kafka should probably recognize that he wrote "In the Penal Colony"). And even if not, it's probably a good idea not to buzz until you hear a better clue.
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:17 pm

Athena Starwoman wrote:Well, also, like, I'd hazard a guess that there was another clue beforehand that made it unique to Kafka (which would reduce the "it's a bad question" complaint by a lot, since anyone who knows a good amount about Kafka should probably recognize that he wrote "In the Penal Colony"). And even if not, it's probably a good idea not to buzz until you hear a better clue.
I was under the impression that was the first clue. If it was, I'd definitely wait for the title or the mention of the torture device. If it wasn't, then Charlie's right.
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Post by DumbJaques » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:17 pm

If it's "created," it's not a hose at all. "Started" or "founded," yep.
Many people create penal colonies. . . the phrase "he created a penal colony" as a clue asking about Kafka's "In the Penal Colony" is stupid. However, it's not as stupid as this horrible discussion. . . please no more analysis of clues about penal colonies.
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Post by rchschem » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:09 am

DumbJaques wrote:However, it's not as stupid as this horrible discussion. . . please no more analysis of clues about penal colonies.
QFT. Thank you for reminding everyone of the spirit of Bad Negs. For example...

"...FTP, identify this Russian composer, one of “the five” greatest from his country, who wrote 'The Flight of the Bumblebee'..."

A: Mendelssohn
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Post by cvdwightw » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:12 pm

These may have been posted already in the old bad negs section, but I recently re-discovered them. I don't remember the context of any of them, unfortunately.

Wrong: Fountains of Wayne
Right: Derek Jeter's Taco Hole

Wrong: prism
Right: rainbow

Wrong: Prester John
Right: Jesus

and a bonus part:
"...traded to the Mets..." (right answer unknown)
Given answer: Solzhenitsyn (justification: "I knew he was exiled once")

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Post by AKKOLADE » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:54 pm

cvdwightw wrote:Right: Derek Jeter's Taco Hole
Awesome.
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Post by Tegan » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:05 pm

Detemine the volume of water needed to make 900 milliliters of 15% by mass aqueous solution of sodium chloride (the question went on to add more helpful hints):

First team answer: 8500 ml

Second team answer: 9200 ml

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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:48 pm

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Post by cornfused » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:45 pm

Given Answer: lava
Correct Answer: Reynolds number

Given Answer: Klingons
Correct Answer: Lolcats
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Post by rjaguar3 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:26 am

From IHSA State
"Bonus: Name these 16th century French poets..."

...

Teammate 1: "I think 1 is Virgil"
Me: "FRENCH poets"

5 seconds later

Teammate 2: "Isn't number 3 Petrarch?"

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Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:31 pm

3 gems from yesterday:

"Ninja Warrior" for "Nanjing Massacre"
"Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny" for "Time Bandits"
"4chan (the bad website)" for "Wikipedia"
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Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:04 pm

"... name this collection of essays dealing with depression."
Given Answer: We Are the World

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Post by DumbJaques » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:23 am

"Ninja Warrior" for "Nanjing Massacre"
This was extra hilarious because the clue about two people having a horribly bloody decapitation tossup and other various brutal stuff had just been read, and from what I hear the answer was given with great enthusiasm.
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Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:23 pm

"some guy in the army wrote it...they sang it as the marched into Paris..."
Given: Yankee Doodle
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Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:10 pm

Off of High Q this morning:
They invented pressed clothes and washing machines...
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Post by Tegan » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:42 pm

The first line of this book was "Where's Papa going with that ax?" ...

<buzz> Wuthering Heights

correct answer: Charlotte's Web

Though .... it would have made the latter a more interesting book.

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Post by Sir Thopas » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:21 pm

I had 2 pretty bad ones today:

Diesel engine for Erlenmeyer flask (although it was admittedly a pretty bad clue . . . plus the concept of a tossup on "Erlenmeyer flask")
slime mold for chromosome
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:41 pm

One from practice, by Mr. Watson

he meant to say tchaicovsky, but it somehow got mixed with dovstoyevsky and merged to form
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:00 pm

whatever
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Post by Captain Sinico » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:08 pm

Please read this post before posting in this thread.

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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:23 pm

From MUT, for Sara:

Given: glass armonica
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Post by TicoTime » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:03 am

Some of my better (worse?) negs from over the years:

Oh hi; I've decided to post an NAQT question! That's why I'm banned for a week. Additionally, I didn't attribute my question, forcing others to track down my question's source and leading to my banning for an additional half week! If only I'd read the rules...

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Post by Saiem » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:32 am

Bad. NAQT.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:50 am

SaiemGilani wrote:Bad. NAQT.
Are you saying that the above post contains NAQT answers from this year?
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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:19 am

TicoTime wrote:This post has been redacted on the suspicion that it contains NAQT answers from this year. Non-offending portions of the post will be re-instated once the matter is sorted out.

Management
Yeah, that was a NAQT question. Enjoy your week off!
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Post by Captain Sinico » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:17 pm

You just lost your right to sell Miller High Life, is what you did.

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Post by cvdwightw » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:16 pm

I guarantee that I moderated in the match where (a certain painter) was given for (a certain non-painter) at state champs this year. The dude not only power vulched it, but he beat his teammate who actually knew the answer. In conclusion, that part of the post needs to be deleted too. So does TicoTime get another week for another uncleared answer, or is it just a one week ban for the entire post? The rules aren't completely clear on this.

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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:22 pm

cvdwightw wrote:I guarantee that I moderated in the match where (a certain painter) was given for (a certain non-painter) at state champs this year. The dude not only power vulched it, but he beat his teammate who actually knew the answer. In conclusion, that part of the post needs to be deleted too. So does TicoTime get another week for another uncleared answer, or is it just a one week ban for the entire post? The rules aren't completely clear on this.
I'll just leave it at the one ban, but I'm wiping that entire post clean except for the edit because, hey, amazingly stupid!
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Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:47 pm

"Rounded to the nearest 1,000 miles, what is the circumference of the earth at the equator?"
[Barrington BUZZ, and yes, this is a starter] 36 million miles [thwacking noise in background as my head hits the table]
Mod: incorrect
[BUZZ from other team] 36 million, 250 thousand miles.

The really priceless part was the rebound trying to build off the neg like it was JUST THAT CLOSE! :lol:

I mean, they're middle schoolers, but for crying out loud! I'm pretty sure I could poll any random 8-year-old and get a more reasonable answer.
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Post by BuzzerZen » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:41 pm

BarringtonJP wrote:"Rounded to the nearest 1,000 miles, what is the circumference of the earth at the equator?"
[Barrington BUZZ, and yes, this is a starter] 36 million miles [thwacking noise in background as my head hits the table]
Mod: incorrect
[BUZZ from other team] 36 million, 250 thousand miles.
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Post by swwFCqb » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:36 pm

From the eighth round of NAQT IS-43:

Correct Answer: Ramses II
Given answer: Charlton Heston
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Post by rchschem » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:57 am

From a middle school exhibition tournament:

Give the name for the large set of bones that surround the brain and, along with the mandible, make up the skull. It is also the name of the game company that produces the “Hullaballoo!” board game.

Given: Hasbro

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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:15 am

Two great ones from practice:
"Lichens are part of-" BUZZ
Some alternate: "Werewolves!"
Correct: Algae
His defense: "I thought it was about Underworld...."

"Give the name for a female fox."
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Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:20 pm

While reading an old PACE set in practice.

Given: The Joy of Cooking
Correct: The King James Bible
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Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:08 pm

Again from practice...
"Quote: 'Let there be light-'" BUZZ
Alternate sez: God!
Correct Answer: Carnegie
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Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:53 pm

Was there more text to the question that had been read before to make it clearly not related to religion? If it just began "Let there be light" then that's not a bad neg but a crappy question and I'd heartily recommend finding something else to practice on.
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