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University Challenge 2011/12

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by London_Calling, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    It's a fucking game show, people :D
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    Exactly! :cool: I lay into the teams soon as they're mentioned, BEFORE actually if I check the telly info, and I'm afraid my southern prejudice DOES come into it :D If there's a Northern team playing, they're the ones I want to win. If it's two southern teams, then points are awarded for intelligence, geekery (did you notice that Moz from the IT crowd was on the team this week? hehe), general oddjobness, and points deducted for smug pretentious wankers with stupid hair and punchable faces :) It's a pure scientific logic, I'm sure you'll agree Maggot :p

    I do exactly the same with contestants on Mastermind too - Northerners are automatically voted for
  3. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    But not always middle class. I had free dinners in school and I went to uni :)
  4. Maggot

    Maggot Grubs up!

    I do the same, but with a bias against Oxbridge and towards Southern teams and teams with fit burds on!
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  5. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    Well, I wasn't going to mention the fit chicks, but seeing as you have, yeh - that does come into it on occasion :D
  6. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    Not far off the correct method of choosing, but it is actually:
    Alma mater Number 1 choice
    Oxbridge teams disregarded on sight- (inc Durham and that posh Scotty one)
    Northern teams - good
    All male teams - bad (bonus points for women doing subjects such as Engineering)
    All white teams - bad
    Generally posh sounding - bad
    Teams that are 'doing' a subject - good
    Wearers of Hawkwind t-shirts - double plus good

    For 'Hawkwind t-shirt' one may substitute 'generally groovy looking dude/dudess'
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  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Cat Herder

    what if there both teams are oxbridge? i always pick cambridge over oxford.
  8. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    You forgot one - if they 'read' rather than 'study' they're disqualified under the Complete Fucking Wankers Act
  9. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    Hah - I always pick Oxford cos 1) I really like the place, and 2) one of my favourite writers, Jeanette Winterson, went there

    Cutting edge of precision logic, right there ^^
  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Cat Herder

    the only reason i pick the cantabrigians is because my grandfather is one.
  11. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    :D Fucking bunch of weirdos we are
  12. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    I just hope Paxo sneers a lot. The other rules come to the fore, but the important thing is that the loser does really shit, so they cant get a best runners up spot.
    They are allowed to say 'I'm reading Film', but otherwise, you are correct
  13. Maggot

    Maggot Grubs up!

    Looking forward to the final tonight. There's a documentary about UC on before it at 7pm.
  14. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    But they still wont have found the footage of that other Manchester team who answered 'Trotsky' to every question, the buggers
  15. Maggot

    Maggot Grubs up!

    Why is BBC2 showing an episode of Coast when it's supposed to be a University Challenge documentary? :confused:
  16. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    cracking final, got a bit tense towards the end, but the wonderous northerners held out.

    Wonder if Burke knows Tom (Masterchef runner-up), both about the same age n from the same town...
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  17. starfish

    starfish Aloof but effective.

    Thought Pembroke might have caught them at one point. The presentation was quite painful to watch.
  18. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    We turned off as soon as the parasite turned up. Lazy shit couldn't even be bothered to go to Manchester for the presentation
  19. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    Manchester had the stronger team, four brains against two for Pembroke College. They really needed another Pugh in the team. Not to mention a Barney McGrew.
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  20. Maggot

    Maggot Grubs up!

    Well done Manchester! Deserved winners.

    I know a Tom Burke.
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  21. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Almost got tense for a bit but not really. Entertaining enough.

    That was a wonderfully awkward presentation. Who was the bloke in the platinum wig?
  22. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    Well we were on the edge of our couch - and I did actually scream at the end :D Fuckin GERRIN Manchester!!!
  23. barney_pig

    barney_pig Po-cha-na-quar-hip

    Was the final shorter than a normal heat? So that parasitic worm who couldn't even be arsed to attend could be wheeled in.
    What a sycophantic. Wanker paxo is.
    The right team won tho. Yay mancs!
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  24. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    Makes yer feel proud. Fuck off Oxbridge. :)
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  25. ska invita

    ska invita yes yes

    up the mancs etc!
  26. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Wasn't it Marx? I looked and can't find it either.

    (apparently it was "Che Guevara", "Marx", "Trotsky" or "Lenin", I laughed my arse off when I watched that).
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  27. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

  28. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail No English, Straight Patois.

    I've just come second in a pub quiz to the Mckenna guy from this years M'cr team, only beat us by half a point!
  29. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    ooh, he was the one who actually looked like a normal person!
  30. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail No English, Straight Patois.

    I was looking at him thinking I knew him from somewhere, but couldn't place it until my mate spotted him too. Still got a bottle of red though.

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