(Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

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Post by DCCinator » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:37 pm

For all of the correct answers you somehow wish you hadn't gotten because it made you feel embarrassed in one way or another.

For example, I once powered the Order of the Phoenix when given the address it is located at. Other ones include powering a question on Magic: The Gathering and questions about Grey's Anatomy.

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(Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

Post by DCCinator » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:44 pm

This thread is for all of the correct answers that you feel embarrassed to have given.

For example, I have powered questions on:

the Order of The Phoenix, given the address of its location

Magic: The Gathering, given extensions

Rihanna

Various random TV things such as Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives.

All-in-all I feel somehow worse as a Quiz Bowl player for having gotten these toss-ups as early as I did.

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Post by cornfused » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:53 am

There is no shame, only points.
Or in this case, bragging.

But I suppose my back-to-back powers of Shakira and banana deserve mention.
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Post by cornfused » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:54 am

Deja vu...
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Post by TheCzarMan » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:31 am

Knowing the stock ticker abbr. for Bed Bath and Beyond (Still a running joke on my team)
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:45 am

TheCzarMan wrote:Knowing the stock ticker abbr. for Bed Bath and Beyond (Still a running joke on my team)
Now where on earth would they ever think to ask that.
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Post by DrakeRQB » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:48 am

Playing in Raleigh Charter's summer reunion tournament last year I powered...
- Chipper Jones
- Nancy Grace

Playing in high school I can remember powering...
- Barenaked Ladies (my coach was kind of scandalized)
- Jenna Jameson (my coach was REALLY scandalized)

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Post by rchschem » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:11 am

I powered on Yanni, bitches.

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Wait a minute: you had a Jenna Jameson TU in a high school packet?
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:37 am

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Post by STPickrell » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:29 am

In the mists of time, Joe Wright and I played as a duo in a trash tournament. We were playing the Princeton team featuring the Stewart family (replete with kids.)

The question on 'Debbie Does Dallas' was answered by the Mormon mother of three, Jen Stewart. I'm not sure who should be ashamed of what with this one.

I made up for this many years later for knowing 'bra size' ahead of a team of four females.

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Post by DrakeRQB » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:33 am

Wait a minute: you had a Jenna Jameson TU in a high school packet?
Yeah, in 2001 I think. I can't for the life of me remember the question supplier. I'd seen her E! True Hollywood story so I knew it on something early in the question. There was no shame, only points.
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Post by First Chairman » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:51 am

DrakeRQB wrote:
Wait a minute: you had a Jenna Jameson TU in a high school packet?
Yeah, in 2001 I think. I can't for the life of me remember the question supplier. I'd seen her E! True Hollywood story so I knew it on something early in the question. There was no shame, only points.
I suppose anything's possible with PLQB.

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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:53 am

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Post by First Chairman » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:14 pm

Notes that so far, most of the answers have come from pop culture questions.
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Post by pray for elves » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:19 pm

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:Notes that so far, most of the answers have come from pop culture questions.
Academic answers usually aren't shameful, unless you're getting them off of trash clues. I will say I got the "scrotum" question at ACF Regionals perhaps earlier than I should have.

But then again, I once powered a question on "Poser Mobile".
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Post by rchschem » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:07 pm

DrakeRQB wrote:I'd seen her E! True Hollywood story...
Uh-huh. Sure you did.
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Post by ok_quizbowl » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:27 pm

Worst one that I pulled that I can think of...

The OU team used to practice in the TV lounge in our dorm but had to wait until the "Days of Our Lives" crew cleared out before we could start practice. One day we walked in and witnessed a blond-haired woman with green eyes floating in space. We thought maybe they'd given up Days of Our Lives for some sci-fi movie, but they quickly corrected us, "That's Marlena. She's possessed by the devil."

At CBI regionals 2 or 3 weeks later, the first six words of the tossup were "Marlena is possessed by the devil..."

The table nearly broke in half as the four-guy Oklahoma lineup all slammed the buzzers at the same time. I got in and got to answer "Days of Our Lives."

There is no shame, only points.

Louis Gill outdid me, however, when he buzzed in after hearing (wording approximate) that its inventor lived to be 90-something despite eating a pound of this every day. I'm not sure what I was expecting Louis to say, but I do have to say that "petroleum jelly" was not on that list. All of us were tempted to deck Louis until we figured out that he had, in fact, been correct.

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Post by DCCinator » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:23 pm

My coach always says "points is points."

But, I think the telling thing about an embarrassing answer is when your teammates: a) stare at you, dumbfounded. b) call you "gay" for the rest of the tournament. c) slide their desk/chair away from you.

Although "points is points," sometimes it's just damn funny.

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Post by fluffy4102 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:09 pm

cornfused wrote:There is no shame, only points.
Or in this case, bragging.
Wizards after "Little is known about alatar and pallando, the blue"

I completely agree.
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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:11 pm

Michael Bolton.

To be fair, it was off an Office Space clue.
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Post by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:40 pm

fluffy4102 wrote:Wizards after "Little is known about alatar and pallando, the blue"
Wait, what's so shameful about that?

I got a tossup on LiveJournal from a SixApart clue once.

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Post by Ugoogalizer » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:44 pm

Wow, I totally want to play packets with Jenna Jameson in them. So basically a good portion of my powers are shameless pop culture (e.g. Britney Spears, Hannah Montana, Wysteria Lane, etc.). In fact, my first power ever was on a Britney Spears question (it mentioned something about writing the theme song for her sister's nickelodeon show, back when Jamie Lynn wasn't famous). I guess other insane powers include Gwen Stefani, Amy Winehouse, & the traveling pants (as in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). There are countless others because any guess you may make about the amount of tv I watch would be a gross underestimation, but I'm too lazy to list them all. I suppose I cannot say that these answers made me hold my head in shame because when it comes to shameless pop culture, I am as proud of it as your parents are of your crappy little crayon drawing on the fridge.
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Post by Djibouti » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:25 am

My friend on the team last year had an incredibly short buzz on Desperate Housewives (seems a common point of shame here). To add to it, he declared he loved it and it was one of his favorite shows, further explaining it was because he felt it had great characterization and plot development. (He also got a Teletubbies question at another tournament, can't remember where right off.) I personally got one of the few bridge questions on the date (early into the first line), but then again I'm a crazed Civil Engineering major.
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:41 pm

fluffy4102 wrote:
Wizards after "Little is known about alatar and pallando, the blue"
I'm also guilty of this one.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:26 pm

Maybe those buzzes I got on "vaginas" (from the Vagina Monologues) and "Richard McBeef", which I both learned from hearing renditions of the respective plays on the Keith and the Girl podcast.
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Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:44 pm

Ugoogalizer wrote:Wow, I totally want to play packets with Jenna Jameson in them. So basically a good portion of my powers are shameless pop culture (e.g. Britney Spears, Hannah Montana, Wysteria Lane, etc.). In fact, my first power ever was on a Britney Spears question (it mentioned something about writing the theme song for her sister's nickelodeon show, back when Jamie Lynn wasn't famous). I guess other insane powers include Gwen Stefani, Amy Winehouse, & the traveling pants (as in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). There are countless others because any guess you may make about the amount of tv I watch would be a gross underestimation, but I'm too lazy to list them all. I suppose I cannot say that these answers made me hold my head in shame because when it comes to shameless pop culture, I am as proud of it as your parents are of your crappy lttle crayon drawing on the fridge.
As a girl and frequent teammate of Matt's, I'm also glad he gets those questions because then the other guys don't give me crap for not getting the "girl" pop culture.
There is no shame in them in an actual tournament.

Personally, however, I'm embarassed on having beaten him on a buzzer race on "Barbie" at practice one day...
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Post by Carolus Magnus » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:07 pm

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Post by mceschermaniac4 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:19 pm

-A senoir last year powered Viagra when they gave the chemical name.
-I powered Panic! at the Disco a few times (which seems to come up in NAQT a lot)

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mceschermaniac4 wrote:-A senoir last year powered Viagra when they gave the chemical name.
-I powered Panic! at the Disco a few times (which seems to come up in NAQT a lot)
No ! in the name anymore.

I powered "Meet Virginia" within the first clause.
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Post by Stat Boy » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:35 pm

Esperanto off "For the movie 'Succubus'..."
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Post by cdcarter » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:45 pm

Stat Boy wrote:Esperanto off "For the movie 'Succubus'..."
That's not shameful, that's awesome
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Post by Youse Da Force » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:35 pm

SwissBoy wrote:
fluffy4102 wrote:
Wizards after "Little is known about alatar and pallando, the blue"
I'm also guilty of this one.
I am too, but I don't think its particularly shameful.
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:42 am

I think that the most ashamed that I've seen somebody after a buzz was one of my teammates after they powered a tossup on "But I'm A Cheerleader"
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Post by Warbourne » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:47 pm

Hahaha. I remember a friend got the answer 'hermaphrodite' once and the follow-up bonus was about sexually-based answers. She knew them all. And she hung her head in shame.
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Post by trphilli » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:46 pm

This more a combination of shame.

At the 2002 SCT I answered in separate rounds (I forget if they were back-to-back or not) on Battlefield Earth and Judge Dred.

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Post by mcalmvp » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:17 am

Well there's several food network bonuses during practice that I 30'd or 20'd....heh

(and that's not to mention the figure skating bonus I 30'd once)

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:43 am

What on earth do you practice on, trash tournaments?
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:25 am

Athena Starwoman wrote:What on earth do you practice on, trash tournaments?
Charlie, I'm pretty sure that you've played enough NAQT to know how trashy some of their sets are...
At the college level, I think that it used to be worse. We were playing packets from the 2001 ICT, and they included tossups on "But I'm a Cheerleader," and worse.
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Post by mcalmvp » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:21 pm

Athena Starwoman wrote:What on earth do you practice on, trash tournaments?
Balance of academic and TRASH. Even if you didn't practice TRASH though, most likely someone's answer here would be a trash question in an academic/all-around set (and ya, there are some pretty trashy NAQT questions). No one is gonna say that answering a toss-up on the Battle of Monmouth or thirtying a bonus on recent unrest in Kenya had them hang their head in shame (unless the person knew those things from some really trashy or nerdy source...which I doubt they'd share anyways).

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:20 pm

SwissBoy wrote:Charlie, I'm pretty sure that you've played enough NAQT to know how trashy some of their sets are...
Yeah, but I've never heard multiple food network bonuses from NAQT sets.
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Post by Stat Boy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:35 pm

I 30 every Food Network bonus, but I believe this is the wrong thread for that.
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Post by Captain Sinico » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:41 pm

People know that there are both shame and points, right?

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Post by Ondes Martenot » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:17 pm

I powered a question on the soundtrack for star wars episode I,

damn tht was a bad movie
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:12 am

aarcoh wrote:I powered a question on the soundtrack for star wars episode I
Also guilty.

Got a tossup on "Rich Girl" by Gwen Stefani...

in the first sentence.
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Post by Bigfoot isn't the pr » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:25 pm

I don't think I have ever missed a tossup regarding "Bring it On".

Though I think my most shameful (perhaps best buzz) ever was by getting Balistics Ecks vs Sliver on the first clue at Trashionals 2007
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Post by Charley Pride » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:36 am

Brad Pitt

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Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:25 pm

aarcoh wrote:I powered a question on the soundtrack for star wars episode I,

damn tht was a bad movie

Oh my God, me too! Was this at a tournament at UGA a couple years ago? Whenever I tell people about it, they think, "oh, she got it because the first given track title was 'The Audience With Boss Nass'," but its really because I listen to film scores. Admittedly, it could have started out with something without character names like "Passage Through the Planet Core" or "Augie's Great Municipal Band".

And, yes, horrible movie. A certain team mate of mine thinks its the best thing ever, though. :shock:

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Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

Post by Ugly » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:46 pm

I knew every answer to the Powerpuff Girls villains bonus. Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumkins, and The Gangrene Gang, I think.
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Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

Post by cornfused » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:04 pm

I wonder if there's ever been a multi-part bonus on that "Beat-Alls" episode...
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