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During the second game vs. North, I dropped my buzzer immediately after the Moderator said, "Solve the following for X." Unfortunately, the buzzer went off.

"Parkway Central, Will."

"Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, 4."

"That is correct."

It would take 5 minutes to reassure the other team that my answer was valid, as well as the best guess in the history of Quizbowl, as far as I've ever heard.


Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:27 pm
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My alma mater was randomly guessing on the question about first ladies maiden names and guessed Smith on part 3, which was right...they had NO CLUE.


Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:50 pm
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I guessed Smith on the first two then Johnson for the one that was Smith. Epic fail.


Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:53 pm
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we did the smith thing
it worked (once)


Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:27 pm
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Zumwalt West did the Smith thing also, lol.


Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:48 pm
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FishyFreshman wrote:
I guessed Smith on the first two then Johnson for the one that was Smith. Epic fail.
Dang, I guessed Johnson for the Smith one too... creepy.


Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:31 pm
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Oh, on that question about which stage of mitosis...I guessed anaphase and got it.

You know, because it's always anaphase. :)


Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:49 am
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Yeah, we anaphased that one fo sho.

Epic Win: 44 Users in 1 hour.


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the message board is the only reason i said anaphase
no one on my team could decide


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I played one round at ACF Fall this year, and a bonus came up about some Middle Ages pope, and I correctly pulled Innocent III from a frighteningly deep distance at the very last second. :D


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Paul, I believe you're referring to ACF Winter.


Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:28 am
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I count this as an epic win: Playing Mo State at Brock Landers Memorial on Saturday, I had to listen while they bageled a bonus on Miley Cyrus which I would have had an easy 20. Almost getting rewarded for Miley knowledge? ....totally an epic win.


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Jason Loy wrote:
Paul, I believe you're referring to ACF Winter.
Yeah, I was a little confused because I couldn't remember if Paul even moderated at ACF Fall. It was definitely ACF Winter; I now remember that happening since I was also playing that game.


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I count this as an epic win: Playing Mo State at Brock Landers Memorial on Saturday, I had to listen while they bageled a bonus on Miley Cyrus which I would have had an easy 20. Almost getting rewarded for Miley knowledge? ....totally an epic win.
On a somewhat similar note, me getting all state in 2005 thanks to my answers of "Princess Diaries" and "Julia Roberts" is also an epic win.


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KentB wrote:
I count this as an epic win: Playing Mo State at Brock Landers Memorial on Saturday, I had to listen while they bageled a bonus on Miley Cyrus which I would have had an easy 20. Almost getting rewarded for Miley knowledge? ....totally an epic win.
That's pretty much the most satisfying bagel I ever had.


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Jason Loy wrote:
That's pretty much the most satisfying bagel I ever had.
No shame--no points?? :P


<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Competition/profile/89050/'>PenforPrez</a>, Apr 21 2009, 10:13:52 PM.</div>


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Something like that.


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KentB wrote:
I count this as an epic win: Playing Mo State at Brock Landers Memorial on Saturday, I had to listen while they bageled a bonus on Miley Cyrus which I would have had an easy 20. Almost getting rewarded for Miley knowledge? ....totally an epic win.
I hate Miley Cyrus and confusing her with Taylor Swift was an epic fail on my behalf :(


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Greatest buzz I've ever done was at a tournament last year. Had no idea what the answer was, but this popped into my head.


"*random question about a world-famous sailor*"

"...*complete and utter silence from everyone in room*"

"...*buzz*"

"Sabrina?"

"Horatio Hornblower."

"...that is correct."


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WillHack wrote:
It would take 5 minutes to reassure the other team that my answer was valid, as well as the best guess in the history of Quizbowl, as far as I've ever heard.
When Rob Hentzel played at Iowa State many years ago, he was at practice and buzzed in on, "Its context was--"

His correct answer: The Crimean War :o

I was playing solo at a tournament in Des Moines a few years ago and the question started off, "He loves the city of Portland. Every time he comes it gets harder to leave."

*Buzz!* Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore. :D


<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Competition/profile/89050/'>PenforPrez</a>, May 23 2009, 01:25:43 PM.</div>


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