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Epic fails of this year

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Definitely epic.  Whether it was fail depends entirely on the negative block.  I could see myself voting for a strategy that started with a 1NC like that.  Even the 'accidentally' starting their 1AC has potential purpose that could be impacted.

 

Epic fails I judged:

-Just about every CP I saw this year.  No, international agent CPs against plans with only US-specific advantages do not work.  No, the states doing it does not capture much of solvency for a Coral Reefs affirmative (there are many US reefs located in US territories).

-One-off Nietzsche K with dice roll alt against an Islamophobia aff.  Quite possibly the worst K Aff - K Neg pairing I can imagine.

 

*shudders* 

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I may or may not have run Mao K at a bid tournament.

OMG that's almost as big of a fail as being the TOC champs from the Transportation topic!

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I may or may not have run Mao K at a bid tournament.

 

May or may not have?  As in, whether or not you ran a Mao K depends on the observer? 

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1. I do policy debate.....

2. I Read 6 minutes of K F/W in the 1NC and then 2minutes of 2 off, T and K... Dropped the perms on the K, kicked T, went hard for Wrong Form, made stupidity a voter in the 2NR and my partner read an excerpt from 50 shades in the last 10 seconds of the round. 

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The one round where Wilderson done not to bad , was framed by the Judge : " I never thought i'd vote on Perfomance Disater Porn, I love your framing of Feguson that made me vote for y'all."

 - Dont get me started on this round , it was bad but never as bad as Wilderson becoming Baudrilliard 

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First tournament of the year my partner and I cut OCS to way where we could answer eco-fem in the 1AC (we were hitting two girls that always runs fem IR or eco-fem), then walked into realizing i didnt save the new 1AC, and had to piece the aff together in my 1AC, constantly switching from my laptop to my partners. Then in the 2AC my partners laptop died mid speech, so he makes tons of analytic's and used the two cards we had in the 1AC to try to take down the k. 1AR comes and i barely say anything on the K. I just extended the no link and link turn and alt fails. My partner saves my butt and crushes in the last speech. After round, I got chewed out by the judge but said my answers were "enough" for my partner to win off of them.    

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Well, I've done some pretty stupid things this year.

 

1. Last round of the day at a decently big tournament, judge shows up like 2 hours late, it's now 10:30 by the time the round starts. The 1AC was Bioprospecting, we had some decent strat going on, Politics, K, CP. Then in the last 10 seconds of my partners 2NC, he starts the Consult Vermin CP out of nowhere. He convinced me to go up, read the rest of the CP in the 1NR and say it wasn't abusive cuz we started in Constructives. We read the whole thing, sang his campaign song, opponents and judge cracking up. We lost, but got 30 speaks - no regrets actually.

 

2. One actually like not funny but stupid round was against these like 1st years who signed up for varsity. They read some Mariana Trench Exploration Aff, and we read Afropessimism, with tons of case turns. They didn't know what to do so they permed it like "endorse paradigmatic analysis in all other instances". My partner and I knew that was stupid as hell, so he spent like 5 seconds on the perm to just throw it out, mutually exclusive..etc. After that, they dropped the perm, so I guess we "forgot" about it too. Our judge votes aff, cuz my partner didn't spend an extra 5 seconds talking about the perm in the 2NR. We felt like such losers. But we did go on to quarters and lost to an actually good team, so wasn't too bad of an ending.

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Someone I know had to go to a tournament with someone who didn't have a partner and the guy said they were doing onshore aquaculture instead of offshore and I think they lost on T. EDIT: Also the same guy hit a thai fisheries aff and whispers to my friend during the opposing team's 1ac "look our only option is to defend slavery". She of course did not do that, but still. 

 

For my partner and I, I actually referred to the aff case as CCS the whole round when it wasn't CCS on accident. Also, in a quarters round I was talking about the stock market collapse and I referred to it as Black Friday instead of Black Tuesday and didn't realize it until my partner told me after my 1ar. 

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