Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by London_Calling, Aug 2, 2011.
It's a fucking game show, people
Exactly! 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 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
I do exactly the same with contestants on Mastermind too - Northerners are automatically voted for
But not always middle class. I had free dinners in school and I went to uni
I do the same, but with a bias against Oxbridge and towards Southern teams and teams with fit burds on!
Well, I wasn't going to mention the fit chicks, but seeing as you have, yeh - that does come into it on occasion
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'
what if there both teams are oxbridge? i always pick cambridge over oxford.
You forgot one - if they 'read' rather than 'study' they're disqualified under the Complete Fucking Wankers Act
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 ^^
the only reason i pick the cantabrigians is because my grandfather is one.
Fucking bunch of weirdos we are
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
Looking forward to the final tonight. There's a documentary about UC on before it at 7pm.
But they still wont have found the footage of that other Manchester team who answered 'Trotsky' to every question, the buggers
Why is BBC2 showing an episode of Coast when it's supposed to be a University Challenge documentary?
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...
Thought Pembroke might have caught them at one point. The presentation was quite painful to watch.
We turned off as soon as the parasite turned up. Lazy shit couldn't even be bothered to go to Manchester for the presentation
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.
Well done Manchester! Deserved winners.
I know a Tom Burke.
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?
Well we were on the edge of our couch - and I did actually scream at the end Fuckin GERRIN Manchester!!!
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!
Makes yer feel proud. Fuck off Oxbridge.
up the mancs etc!
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).
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!
ooh, he was the one who actually looked like a normal person!
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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