ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS

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ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS

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YOU CANNOT DETERMINE OUR IDENTITIES

WE HAVE CLEVERLY DISGUISED OUR FACES TO REMOVE ALL DISTINGUISHING MARKS

WE COULD BE ANYONE

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The control unit to your Anderson buzzer was left behind at ACF Nationals, and WE HAVE KIDNAPPED IT!

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As you can see, it is impossible for you to determine where your buzzer is! Meet our demands or suffer the consequences!

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Cower before our total disguising of our identities! You will never know who has your buzzer!

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Your buzzer is in grave danger if we do not receive the ransom!

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Do not try to track us down! We are impossible to find!

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With ninja-like stealth we strike anonymously, capturing buzzers!

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Are we your own friends or neighbors? Are we Chicago, Maryland, or Yale? You will never know!

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As you can see, your buzzer is being kept in the most comfortable accommodations--FOR NOW.

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OUR LOCATION IS UNDISCOVERABLE.

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IT IS LIKE THE UNUNTIABLE TWINE EXCEPT INSTEAD OF UNTIABILITY THE ATTRIBUTE IN QUESTION IS DISCOVERABILITY.

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There is not a shadow of a doubt that this buzzer is in our possession!

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If our demands are not meant, I promise you that your buzzer will achieve quizbowl infamy when it is put in the cannon.

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Knock, knock! We tried finding our ransom here but no one answered.

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To prove we still have your buzzer alive and well, here is a picture of your buzzer with today's newspaper and a dime for scale.

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You can move heaven and earth, but you will not get your buzzer back unless you pay!

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As you can see, our identity is masterfully hidden and we have access to global transportation networks that we may use to evade the arm of the law.

I hope you have seen the futility of trying to determine where your buzzer is, when it could obviously be in any city in America!

OUR DEMANDS FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF YOUR BUZZER ARE AS FOLLOWS:
*The WUSTL team's shipping address
*$10 to cover the cost of shipping

WE WILL NOT COMPROMISE ON THESE DEMANDS! WE ARE DANGEROUS MEN!
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Re: ATTENTION WUSTL - YOUR BUZZER IS OURS

Post by QuizBowlRonin »

:w-hat:

(to avoid rules violation, whoever at WashU bought that buzzer system is off his/her rocker lol)
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) »

QuizBowlRonin wrote:
(to avoid rules violation, whoever at WashU bought that buzzer system is off his/her rocker lol)
Lies! That is one of the best buzzers on the market.
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these guys look legit, i wouldn't mess with 'em.
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Charles Hang should post the Liam Neeson monologue from Taken in response.
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Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

I figured it out after the sixth picture, but I am still glad that I scrolled all the way through this thread.
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Wait, you figured it out? Share!
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The first picture had a landmark that was featured on one of Andrew Sullivan's View From Your Window weekly competitions, the only one of his (thus far) that I was able to identify.
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I did not know that 巴士 was another word for bus. I suppose learning that makes not figuring out what this totally mysterious and clearly obscure location is with its thoroughly anonymous quizbowl kidnappers okay.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova »

Horned Screamer wrote:
QuizBowlRonin wrote:
(to avoid rules violation, whoever at WashU bought that buzzer system is off his/her rocker lol)
Lies! That is one of the best buzzers on the market.
Eh, they can be incredibly frustrating when the shitty clear button sticks and refuses to work properly. Otherwise they're great though!
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Good buzz[er] dood
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In response to your nefarious demands, there's nothing I can do except agree to your exorbitant ransom demands. Whoever has our control box should email me at [email protected] so we can arrange shipping.
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Like I said, could whoever has our buzzer control box email or message me? I can start emailing people I identify in the pictures, but I doubt the nine people who'd be getting superfluous emails just so I can reach the right person would want that. Since I have the rest of WUSTL's sets, prompt contact would be appreciated.
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