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The Maryland packet at ACF Nationals produced two quality negs.

One question indicated fairly early in the tossup that the answer was one of the four cardinal directions (the answer ended up being east). This did not prevent Dartmouth with negging with "backward".

This was followed several questions later where, near the end of the question, a tossup mentioned that the leader of the Heaven's Gate cult had claimed to be a certain historical figure, upon which Brendan negged with "Mahdi". The answer was "Jesus".

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cvdwightw wrote:One question indicated fairly early in the tossup that the answer was one of the four cardinal directions (the answer ended up being east). This did not prevent Dartmouth with negging with "backward".
Billy Beyer negged this one with "Thebes". After "this direction" had been said.
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Deesy Does It wrote: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.
Not really, but 'God' is probably a bad answer either way.
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Wrong!
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At TRASHionals 2008...

Right: Because I Got High (Afroman song)
Wrong: The Game of Life (board game)

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Started with
"This governor of Louisiana..."
I buzz: Huey Long
Moderator says "Neg 5"
Continues: from 1710 to 1716....

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Practicing '06 HSNCT:

Given: Mona Lisa
Correct: Death Star
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A good example of why listening to the whole question is important, from PACE NSC '03 or '04 (so not a "neg," but it did cause hilarity to ensue):
Given: Cervix
Correct: Iris

I must say in my own defense that all I heard of the question was "in utero" (which in retrospect should have told me I was wrong, but at the time made sense) and "muscles involved in dilation."
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Given: The Whole Nine Yards (bad movie with Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis)

Correct: Lazy Sunday (or, The Chronic-WHAT-cles of Narnia)
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An old one from Bergen neg-lore

Moderator: The largest percentage of them live in eastern Ohio
Buzz: Homosexuals, -5
Moderators and they overwhelmingly voted for Bush in 2000
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From Brain Game:

"Land of Lincoln" for Persia
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Riley (Winter_Foxx here on the boards) from yesterday:

Answer Given: Chernobyl
Correct Answer: Munich Pact

It was definitely late enough in the question for this to be super-tarded.
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I wanted to shoot myself, even though ths was our county play and there are no negs i still felt stupid

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aarcoh wrote:An old one from Bergen neg-lore

Moderator: The largest percentage of them live in eastern Ohio
Buzz: Homosexuals, -5
Moderators and they overwhelmingly voted for Bush in 2000
Is this supposed to be "Moderators" or "Moderates"? I guess it could go either way, because there are plenty of us quizbowl moderators that do live in Eastern Ohio (Cleveland, Youngstown, Canton)
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Oh, sorry, bit of a typo. It's:

moderator: and they overwhelmingly voted for Bush in 2000

it's the moderator continuing to read the question after the trainwreck of a neg
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from some old NAQT set:
"Their pilots wear black and white striped shirts-"
Given: French Foreign Legion
Answer: Gondolas
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Given: Hodgepodge's
Answer: Hodgkin's

(From 2007 Sun N Fun)
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From 2008 Sun N Fun
Given: FIFA
Correct: Chelsea

EDIT: Not mine.
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Game-losing, tournament-ending neg at HSNCT:
Teammate: (vulching) Orlando Bloom
Moderator: . . . No penalty, it was Leopold Bloom.

I still get a little upset when I hear his name in the news.
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Holding off until we know for sure that the questions are different at different camps.

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Let's not talk about ACE Camp questions yet, as many people reading this board will attending Milligan/MSM later in the summer and I would guess that they use the same questions.
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Aub-ZH wrote:Holding off until we know for sure that the questions are different at different camps.

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The same questions are used at all three camps
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This is technically not a neg,but it is still bad. This was given by a benchwarmer on my old frosh/soph team.

Correct Answer: Hors d'oeuvres
Given Answer: (Whores-Dee-Oov-rays) Phonetic Pronounciation

This was surprisingly ruled correct
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It's not surprising since in quizbowl you should always accept pronunciations of something that is how a non-native speaker would reasonably look at it and think it's said, as long as there aren't wrong consonants or extra vowels.
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Questions on "hors d'oeuvres", always a good idea.
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metsfan001 wrote:Questions on "hors d'oeuvres", always a good idea.
And yet you 20d the "Greek foods" 20-point bonus during the PACE all-star game.
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DeisEvan wrote:
metsfan001 wrote:Questions on "hors d'oeuvres", always a good idea.
And yet you 20d the "Greek foods" 20-point bonus during the PACE all-star game.
A question on hors d'oeuvres is like a question on poem.
A bonus on Greek foods is like an Iliad/Hymn to Aphrodite/Theogony bonus.
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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.
If I remember correctly, this "awesome" neg that the poster earned a tempban for can now be revealed. It comes from question 20 (I'm positive it's question 20) of round 6 (I'm not sure, but it's either 6 or 7), of whatever IS set was used for state champs tournaments (76?):

Given answer: Grandma Moses
Correct: Rachael Ray


Also, I was listening to some of the Titanomachy podcasts, I'm not sure how great a neg this is, but I thought it was bad at the time:

Given: Defenestration of Prague
Correct: Canossa

It sounded like whoever buzzed (Chris Ray?) had ruled out whatever he was initially buzzing in with, and came up with something, but still, this was well after "chosen because it was on the way to Augsburg" and "belonged to...Mathilda of Tuscany".
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From the small schools division of QuizBusters (mid-Michigan QuizBowl show):

Video Bonus: Identify this first prime minister of India.
Player: Golda Meir.
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cvdwightw wrote: Given answer: Grandma Moses
Correct: Rachael Ray
Amazing.
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This was already mentioned in the ASS II thread of the trash forum, but I think it bears repeating now that the podcast is up. From the Unusual Deaths packet (Round 7):

Correct: the alien bursting out of John Hurt's chest
Feldman: Naked Girl Avalanche

Also, check this round for a pretty awesome power on tossup 19.
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yoda4554 wrote:This was already mentioned in the ASS II thread of the trash forum, but I think it bears repeating now that the podcast is up. From the Unusual Deaths packet (Round 7):

Correct: the alien bursting out of John Hurt's chest
Feldman: Naked Girl Avalanche

Also, check this round for a pretty awesome power on tossup 19.
Both were made way better in that they came from Feldman.
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A Travis clear knowledge equivalent (he approximately knew the answer, but the sounds just didn't come out right):

Given: John Connor
Correct: Johnnie Cochrane
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