Bad Negs Again

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Practice with Rapid Fire rounds from QG:


A ceremonial Japanese ro... *buzz*

Given: Camino
Answer: Kimono
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Still ACF acceptable!
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Another one @ WoQ (but not nearly as funny as Bilbo Baggins...)

Answer Given: Devil's Dictionary
Actual Answer: 1 Corinthians

I forgot at what point of the question that happened, but perhaps Ian (I think that's the person who negged it in my room) might better be able to explain.
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Notable bad negs during the GUERRILLA tournament, both by me on the Weiner packet:

Wrong: cutting out someone's tongue
Right: ejaculation

Wrong: members of the Huxley family (this after multiple people's first and last names had been mentioned)
Right: namesakes of cells
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Some of my negs from ICT:

Given: "Inki."
Right: "Ishi."

Given: "January's People."
Right: "July's People."
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SteveJohn from MD, on GUERRILLA:

"passing gas" for "bee dances"
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High Q Practice Round

"It was founded by Francisco Pizzarro..."
Given: Impressionism
Correct: Lima
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From an RMP packet in practice:

One story about this structure relates that a mason readjusted its foundation stone, which had been set by a holy man *BUZZ* Leaning Tower of Pisa

Right answer: Golden Temple.

Question up to that point: "Outside this structure one can find three sacred trees known as ber, and one part of this structure is called the 'sixty eight sacred places'. Carpets in this building incorporate the dehin style."

No idea how I managed to overlook those first two sentences…
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cvdwightw wrote:Notable bad negs during the GUERRILLA tournament, both by me on the Weiner packet:

Wrong: cutting out someone's tongue
Right: ejaculation

Wrong: members of the Huxley family (this after multiple people's first and last names had been mentioned)
Right: namesakes of cells

I negged the "vasectomy" tossup by saying "ejaculation" too. Heh.

EDIT: WORDS.
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SMS Conference play:
"What two-word term, conied by Charles Darwin, refers to..."
BUZZ by a 3rd year player: "Selective Design?"
[dirty looks from teammates as Hawthorn South scoops the easy rebound]

Hose of the day:
"What has a bowler accomplished if he knocks down all 10 pins [BUZZ: strike] using two balls?"

Unfortunately, our association has no rule proscribing such questions.... yet.
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Q Galore practice packet:
Given: Stripper Pole
Correct: Barre
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Woody Paige wrote:Q Galore practice packet:
Given: Stripper Pole
Correct: Barre
Oh lord that's great.
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Given: Bertolt Brecht
Correct: The Beach Boys
Off an early clue about a collaboration with Kurt Weill.
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on a 2005 NAQT Set during practice today, by our Lit Specialist...

... FTP, name this Norwegian Leader during WWII whose name has become synonymous with trait- *BUZZ*
Answer Given: Benedict Arnold
Correct Answer: Quisling
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Perhaps he had some Norwegian blood in him somewhere.
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I doubt it, but our Lit Specialist sure does...
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From Maryland Open-
Given: PTSD
Answer: Syphilis
Off a clue about posters urging people to "stamp out" this disease, which makes it even more bizarre.
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From SCIENCE, and Dwight's pretty sure it's the last time this packet'll be used so I believe him.

Off a clue about "Carlos":

Teammate: "THE BOURNE IDENTITY."
Answer: The Sun Also Rises

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Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?

From Goldfish...
Correct answer: Yttrium
Not an element: Yibittrium
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jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?
NAQT never publicly releases their sets, unfortunately.
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hwhite wrote:
jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?
NAQT never publicly releases their sets, unfortunately.
I believe he's referring to public discussion, i.e. what we do in this thread.
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jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?

From Goldfish...
Correct answer: Yttrium
Not an element: Yibittrium
I blame NAQT for having a tossup on yttrium.
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dtaylor4 wrote:
hwhite wrote:
jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?
NAQT never publicly releases their sets, unfortunately.
I believe he's referring to public discussion, i.e. what we do in this thread.
"After HSNCT" is indeed when public discussion of NAQT IS-sets is allowed.
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At practice:

Given: Fast Food Nation
Answer: The Wealth of Nations
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"This man's ringtones have included three by ABBA *BUZZ*"
"John McCain?"

Answer: Gregory House
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ColJade wrote:"This man's ringtones have included three by ABBA *BUZZ*"
"John McCain?"

Answer: Gregory House
That's not too bad a neg.
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From scrimmaging on the NSC all-star trash round:

"Filthy Fifteen" for "Tony Hawk Pro Skater Soundtrack"
"The Hangover" for "21"
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Okay, it's technically after HSNCT, so here's one I've wanted to post for months from Technophobia VII:

"...something something something, Marco Polo traced it back to China- BUZZ!"
Team Captain: "The Black Death!"
Moderator: "Neg 5"
"...more clues, it comes in red, green, and oolong varieties. FTP, name this drink whose leaves can be read."
Answer: Tea
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Marco Polo was an epidemiologist?!
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At HSNCT...

Me: Amaterasu
Answer: Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low
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During NSC2 playtesting:

Wrong: air traffic controllers
Right: umpires

Me, just a few minutes ago in practice:
Wrong: Gargantua
Right: Andre the Giant
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on an old Panasonic match:
FITB in these titles, third one: _____ becomes electra
me: carmen .... wait ignore what I said
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At HSNCT:

Given: Robert Frost
Correct: Lord Kelvin

After a clue about absolute zero
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HSNCT 2009:

Given: Electrocution
Answer: Electrocardiogram

Given: Montreal Canadiens
Answer: Cleveland Cavaliers
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At HSNCT 2009 one person on our B team answered "passenger penguin" to a tossup in round two about birds. (I forgot what the answer was, but it produced hilarity)
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From IS-66:

They were first observed by Europeans during a 1519-1522 circumnavigation of the globe, but were not named--

Wrong: International Date Line
Right: Magellanic Clouds
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Ugly wrote:HSNCT 2009:

Given: Electrocution
Answer: Electrocardiogram

Given: Montreal Canadiens
Answer: Cleveland Cavaliers
You, sir, have an amazing avatar.

I felt really dumb negging at HSNCT with R instead of alpha... stupid Wolfram...
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kldaace wrote: You, sir, have an amazing avatar.
Wait...is that a fractal? Yay, studying actually pays off!

EDIT: I knows my punctuation marks.
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ColJade wrote:
kldaace wrote: You, sir, have an amazing avatar.
Wait...is that a fractal? Yay, studying actually pays off!

EDIT: I knows my punctuation marks.
Mandelbrot set specifically.
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Tournament last year:

Given: Underarmour
Correct Answer: Countrywide
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At various practices:

Wrong: Spanish Armada
Right: Defenestration of Prague

Wrong: Atlantis
Right: Ragnarok

Wrong: Gone in 60 Seconds
Right: Terminator 2

And I'm typically pretty cautious. Sigh....
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Wrong: Gone in 60 Seconds
Right: Terminator 2
Eh, both of these films feature Ballona Creek chase scenes. That's not really a bad neg. Seriously people, study up on your bad neg criteria!
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DumbJaques wrote:
Wrong: Gone in 60 Seconds
Right: Terminator 2
Eh, both of these films feature Ballona Creek chase scenes. That's not really a bad neg. Seriously people, study up on your bad neg criteria!
Well, yeah, that's what I negged on. But what makes it worse is that it already said something about being a 1991 film, and I've seen Gone in 60 Seconds about eight times, meaning none of the preceding clues made sense to me, but I buzzed anyway.
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Bird Sonata wrote:At HSNCT 2009 one person on our B team answered "passenger penguin" to a tossup in round two about birds. (I forgot what the answer was, but it produced hilarity)
It was carrier pigeon...

Someone on our team I think said passenger pigeon...
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chemqueen2 wrote:
Bird Sonata wrote:At HSNCT 2009 one person on our B team answered "passenger penguin" to a tossup in round two about birds. (I forgot what the answer was, but it produced hilarity)
It was carrier pigeon...

Someone on our team I think said passenger pigeon...
Yeah, that's what I thought it was. Thanks.
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This one from tonight's Jeopardy! is just way too good not to share:

Final Jeopardy!: blah blah blah someone who impaled people lived in this arboreal region of europe blah blah blah

Answer: Transylvania

Given: The Dracula-Tree Forest

So close, yet so very far.
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From HSNCT:

Given: Cabrini Green
Correct: Freakonomics
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Vehicle registration plates of Egypt wrote:From HSNCT:

Given: Cabrini Green
Correct: Freakonomics
This is actually not too bad, and it shows relatively deep knowledge of both the book and Chicago itself.
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Given: Glasnost
Correct: Kristallnacht

One member of our B [Soon to be A] team made this neg during practice. It took him 30 seconds before he realized what he had done and why his teammates were holding their heads in their hands.
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From CO Trash:

Given: defecation
Correct: musical chairs
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