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not really a question/neg, but bad enough:
(at TJ, 1/15) on a bonus:
Convert 55 to base 2

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Me: Steven St. Vincent Millay
Correct: Steven Vincent Benet

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My coach told us the guy that flew the kite with the key was Einstein at practice yesterday.
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for as long as you live, never let him live it down

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Tito for Tojo
My brain fart of the day
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Monday at practice, tossup, OAC format, world capitals.

Q:What is the capital of Morocco?

A: Rococo (funny thing is, he tought it was right)
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zwtipp wrote:Tito for Tojo
My brain fart of the day
Better than the Toto for Tojo I once did.
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Me: Incesticide (as in, special 'relations' between family members)
Correct: Insecticide (as in, the thing that kills insects)

Not like you needed the stuff in the parentheses, but hey, a little clarity never hurt anyone!

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Nirvana album versus bug killer....

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By a team member at practice (sidar)

blah blah blah, responsible for intelligence in Israel...

Answer: Mossad
Neg: SS

(I have no idea)
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From A&M tournament I read at this weekend:

Wrong: Faggot
Right: A Clockwork Orange

This neg occurred in at least two rooms.

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Chris Frankel wrote:From A&M tournament I read at this weekend:

Wrong: Faggot
Right: A Clockwork Orange

This neg occurred in at least two rooms.
Since when is Cockney slang for 'Faggot' 'Faggot'? That's just dumb.
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Mahoning County League yesterday...

Q: This man turned down the role of Bubba Gump. Since that decision, he has starred in Robin Hood: Men In Tights...

*buzz* Morgan Freeman

...Con Air, You've Got Mail...

*other team buzz* KEVIN COSTNER

The girl who said this was summarily humilated by her teammates.

The right answer was Dave Chapelle, if anyone is curious.

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Post by Golden Tiger 86 »

Wasn't that part Bubba Blue? I don't think I would have gotten it, but that's kinda misleading. Still, most everybody would have figured out that Bubba Gump, or Blue, was most definitely African American and would almost surely know better than to say Kevin Freaking Costner.
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Post by MahoningQuizBowler »

Damn. You're right. The question didn't say Bubba Gump, it was just Bubba. The question before it was Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
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MacInerny for McNamara
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Lol... that MacInerny thing was against us...

But earlier in the day...

Some team our reader was reading for...

The category was on tropisms...

the kid rang in and said Malapropism....

At practice the other day, the question was "Where are the Kings/Queens of England crowned..."

Jon.. our captain mind you (in one of his not-so-bright moments)-- "STONE OF SCONE..."...
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don't call out players, let them admit to their mistakes like i did with the cross of gold

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I don't know if any of your had the pleasure of meeting Pat Hammer DCC class of 2004, he was by far the neg 5 champion.

First observed in China in 1500 BC--

Supernova! (no one remembers what it actually was)

This man fought in his country's civil war before becoming dictator of spain--

MacArthur! (Franco)

These three people are immortilized on Stone Mountian--

Lee, Jackson......Grant!

A Greek Goddess starting with A--

Thor! (Athena)

This is 12 feet by 13--

Canterbury Tales! (Bayou Tapestry)

just to name a few

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Is his head bigger due to all the smacks from teammates?

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DaGeneral wrote:Is his head bigger due to all the smacks from teammates?
Hmm. While there is presumably the usual comradery among teammates, I hope they're not that close.
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Post by MLafer »

From ACF Regionals today:

Right: Get Fuzzy
Wrong: Berryman's Dream Songs

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Also from ACF:
Wrong: Sean of the Dead
Right: Yojimbo.

I swear this happened. I seen it.

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Did the question have anything to do with video games?

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ImmaculateDeception wrote:Also from ACF:
Wrong: Sean of the Dead
Right: Yojimbo.

I swear this happened. I seen it.
For God's sake, tell me they didn't neg with that after A Fistful of Dollars was mentioned (I'm assuming that was a clue).

At Copley this weekend:

Right: Four Horsemen of Notre Dame
Wrong: Four Hunchbacks of Notre Dame
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If a girl negged on the nd, it's ok, but only a diehard hater of football should neg on that (in that case he shouldn't go in to begin with)

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I negged on

Magic the Gathering (Wrong)

for

Warcraft 3 (Right)

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Dude, did you blow it on a name or something?

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On that question our captain, (Zack Witeof) buzzed in and said The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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When they read the question, they were talking about installments, and orcs, and elves and such, but instead of "made by Blizzard", I heard "Wizard" (Wizard the Coast that makes Magic) so I said Magic the Gathering.

Meh.

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On wizard, i would have said magic based on the previous creature types, but the 4 horsemen, don't see the connection

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He was talking about the neg I mentioned.
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I know this, but from what you said about the question, I don't see where someone could come up with the 4 horsemen

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It mentioned their names.
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You mean a question about warcraft mentioned famine, war, pestilence and death (sorry if i sound like an idiot, i don't play warcraft)?

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No, the question about the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame mentioned the players' names and the fact that they played in South Bend.
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Charlottesville for Chancellorsville, Mercalli for Mercator, Brook Farm for Animal Farm, Indian for Hindi, among others.

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sorry bout my comments, i got the two negs mixed up (warcraft and 4 horsemen)

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Q. This country borders Algeria, Chad, and Maurtania.

A. Algeria :oops:
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for clarity, what was the right answer?

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I'd guess Morocco, but I'm probably wrong.

My answer: Marco Polo
Right answer: Machiavelli

That answer is especially terrible after the question started out, "This 16th century Italian diplomat...."

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I think it was Mali.
That was me, i wasn't really paying attention and forgot they had said that in the question, but my teammates had no idea.
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An old one that I realized wasn't on this. During practice last year

Her answer: Rasputin
Correct answer: Professor Harold Hill (from "The Music Man")
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did it mention anything about the multiple successive attempts to end his life?

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Post by No Sollositing On Premise »

No, it was more ambitious then that. It mentioned that his real name was Gregory, at which point she buzzed in confidently with Rasputin. It then details how he travels to River City, Iowa and creates an artificial demand for a boys marching band while hitting on the town librarian. By then her face was buried in her hands in shame.
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if she knew that it was a fine arts question, then she should be shamed

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DaGeneral wrote:if she knew that it was a fine arts question, then she should be shamed
Not many tournaments around here announce the subject in advance.

I wonder why VA/MD/DC evolved that way, anyway.
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A freshmen unintentionally adding humor to practice:
wrong: Continental movement syndrome
right: Theory of continental drift

Also, on a clue asking about the disease Jane Austen suffered from:
wrong: Feminism
right: Addison's Disease
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Various negs from practice:

Wrong: The Marriage of Gandalf Arnolfini...
Right: ...yeah

Wrong: Homeless Guy To Galaxy (Intended to be Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Right: On The Road

What country owns Greenland?

2 seconds pass
BUZZ: GREENLAND! It's a trick question!

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