CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

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CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Ike » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:31 pm

Hi folks,

This is an announcement for CAR RIDE, a single packet tournament consisting of however many common link tossups I get.

We all know that we want hilarious material to read on the way to / back from a tournament like ACF Nationals. CAR RIDE is the first tournament designed to fulfill that need. Here's how it works: Everyone who wants to win the tournament submits me one common link tossup with an answerline that is as hilarious as possible. The more contrived the better. I would prefer it that the answer be academic, but it doesn't have to be. Once I have received all the submissions, I will compile them into one document. I will not do any editing other than copy and pasting the questions into a document, and writing up a master list of who submitted what. Submissions need to be in by 4/14/2016 3pm, and I'll post the packet here on 4/15/2016.

The winner of the tournament is the author of the question who makes me, Billy Busse, Mike Sorice and whoever else is in our car laugh the hardest. You are allowed to submit me more than one tossup, and I guess that does increase your chances of winning, though if you are particularly unfunny, I reserve the right to distill your dogshit into one tossup by picking one TU at random. Remember, everyone is eligible, anyone can win!

As an example of what I'm going for, check out this TU from Southern Ontario Trash Vortex and try to do your best to imitate it.
In one example of this phenomenon, a character quips "Well, gee, eh, you're one big beaver", although this phenomenon does not occur to a red­headed character who serves her mother a magic tart. One character who endures this phenomenon is trapped in a glass jar by Lawrence, and another character who endures this phenomenon is told to "dig a little deeper" by Mama Odie. Due to this phenomenon Kenai learns the meaning of brotherhood, Naveen learns the value of hard work, and Kuzco learns humility, although notable other characters such as Carl Frederickson, Flynn Ryder, or Merida do not have to endure this phenomenon in order to learn, perhaps because they all share a certain ethnicity. For 10 points, name this phenomenon occurring in recent films from a certain animation studio, where characters who do not have a certain skin tone undergo a transformation for the majority of the film.
ANSWER: Visible minority Disney­ Pixar characters turning into animals (accept any replacement of "visible minority" that mentions the characters being something other than white)
Email me with your questions at sephiroth0kouko[REMOVETHIS]@gmail.com. Best!
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Cheynem » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:34 pm

Don't write for this if you haven't finished your Nats packet though.
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Ike » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:59 pm

Questions for these have started rolling in! This is going to be a delight! Everyone should submit a question.
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Cheynem » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:25 pm

For folks not traveling to ACF Nationals, I'd like to organize an IRC reading of it...maybe Friday night?
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Ike » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:36 pm

Cheynem wrote:For folks not traveling to ACF Nationals, I'd like to organize an IRC reading of it...maybe Friday night?
Sounds good with me! And just a reminder - you have a day left to submit for this. All players should submit one tossup!
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Chaac and Ayyy » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:14 pm

Cheynem wrote:For folks not traveling to ACF Nationals, I'd like to organize an IRC reading of it...maybe Friday night?
I would definitely be interested in this as well, what time (EST) would you expect it to begin?
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Cheynem » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:18 pm

Maybe 9 CST?
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Ike » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:54 pm

I'm extending the deadline to when I wake up tomorrow morning. I have 31 tossups submitted, now's your chance folks!

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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Ike » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:38 am

CAR RIDE is attached.

Couple of notes: This packet is definitely not G-rated, it contains some lewd material that makes it probably closer to T or R-rated.

There's a couple of meta submissions that are injokey - but I've kept them because I only did minimal editing.

I know there's an IRC reading of this later. Don't cheat if you want to play this packet. Come one, this is the most pathetic tournament on which you can freely cheat!

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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Valefor » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:48 am

Cheynem wrote:Maybe 9 CST?
Has this, by virtue of lack of objections, now become the official time this is happening?
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Cheynem » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:53 am

I decree it.

Edit: Don't read it obviously if you want to play! I'll read.

Edit 2: The editors commentary from Ike is masterful; it's like reading the footnotes of Edward Gibbon.
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Cheynem » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:29 pm

Sam Bailey won the CAR RIDE online packet with 65 points, defeating Eric Mukherjee with 55 points. Mik Larsen was third with 15 points.

Shan Kothari scored -30.
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Guile Island » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:35 pm

While we were in our CAR RIDE on Friday night An Actual Clue From The Tournament was being demonstrated on our campus. I guess the best art does imitate life!
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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by Ike » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:08 pm

The Top Percentage of Rattatas wrote:While we were in our CAR RIDE on Friday night An Actual Clue From The Tournament was being demonstrated on our campus. I guess the best art does imitate life!
No shit

Okay, so CAR RIDE's winner is Kurtis Droge. He had the most hilarious common link, actually provided buzzable clues and made it meta without being completely insular. Isaac Thiessen wrote the tossup on getting cuckolded by Richard Wagner - that's a pretty close second.

Submitting two tossups on Sherlock Holmes ejaculations nearly caused me to fall out of my chair. Faith Barrett and D.P. Chiverton win CAR RIDE's inaugural Honorable Mention.

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Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

Post by theMoMA » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:19 pm

It's also astonishing that "Watson's ejaculations" wasn't even the only contender for "most improbable ejaculation-related repeat" in this packet.
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