Author Topic: University Challenge 2018  (Read 8427 times)

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2019, 12:32:40 AM »
Just watched the Glasgow v Durham match from last week. I haven't watched today's match yet, but I've already heard that it has an interesting ending...

Glasgow's captain comes across very smug and is difficult to not hate. I'm sure he doesn't mean to, but still... Doesn't help that Glasgow weren't exactly on form in this match. They lost so many bonuses it was silly. Durham overall are a really solid team and deserved to win.

Surprised no one got Manichaeism.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2019, 01:49:47 PM »
I really want Darwin to go down in flames. Preferably with a meltdown or some bickering incident thrown in.

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #92 on: February 11, 2019, 01:47:22 AM »
Watched the last match late again (Darwin v Bristol). Thought it was overall a bit dull until the end. I hadn't even noticed the score, as I just sort of assumed Darwin must be winning because of the number of starters they got. Turns out they got very few bonus questions right.

At one point I almost felt bad for disliking Golfinos before, but then he started awkwardly high fiving again. Also his tendency to buzz in early, wait a beat, say "um", then answer was fucking annoying. And cheating. Paxman lost patience with him in the end.

I'm glad Bristol won the match, but they weren't that good really. Apart from Iredale, they seemed pretty slow and uninspired. Sumner's incorrect buzz at the end was outrageous.

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #93 on: February 12, 2019, 09:51:17 PM »

At one point I almost felt bad for disliking Golfinos before, but then he started awkwardly high fiving again. Also his tendency to buzz in early, wait a beat, say "um", then answer was fucking annoying. And cheating. Paxman lost patience with him in the end.


I know what you mean, he did rein it in a bit, but then back to his high fiving. At least they lost.




Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2019, 09:53:10 PM »
Last night's was good (Manchester v Edinburgh). Nice to have two teams where you don't find one of the contestants an irritant.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #95 on: February 23, 2019, 09:39:50 PM »
Leo, the German team captain of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, loudly pontificating like a prick. Had to laugh at him thinking late Beethoven was Stravinsky (although I suppose that’s a compliment to the forward-thinking harmony) and saying it sounded horrible. Tin-eared philistine cunt.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #96 on: February 24, 2019, 02:49:45 AM »
He's excellent, isn't he?

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #97 on: March 13, 2019, 01:47:16 PM »
Leo, the German team captain of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, loudly pontificating like a prick.

Equally irritating on last Monday's episode.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2019, 02:19:12 PM »
Had to turn over.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #99 on: March 13, 2019, 02:19:42 PM »
To another channel, I mean. Not lie on another side of my body.

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2019, 11:48:39 PM »
Last night's had Golfinos with his fucking fist-bumps. Jesus H. Christ, if in a further round his team meets Leo's I'll have to give it a miss otherwise I'll end up throwing the tv out of the window in irritation.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2019, 01:59:46 AM »
In the beginning when they say "Hello, my name's (whatever) and I'm reading (whatever)" I'd love it if someone said "...and I'm reading the Beano."

It's 'studying' most times, but sometimes 'reading'.  Is there a rule about which word is used... depending on the subject?

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2019, 09:22:30 AM »
The one that gets me is 'doing'. Representatives of the country's intelligentsia and they introduce themselves by saying "... and I'm doing Economics"'.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2019, 09:35:26 AM »
We've had this discussion before, I'm certain.

The cool kids only use their first name, because their surname is on the desk in front of them. The dickheads say where they're from 'originally' like we ASKED for their fucking life story.

As for 'reading' vs 'studying'... I always thought of 'reading' to be an affectation. But if that's genuinely what they say at the college they're at, then fair enough.

Personally (similarly) I've no idea what the verb 'to matriculate' means. But then I got my degree at Architecture School, where I definitely 'DID' Architecture.
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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #104 on: April 02, 2019, 01:11:24 AM »
Well beardy cunt says he’s ‘pursuing’ his degree, presumably it’s eluding him so far.
Loved the contestant getting exasperated with Jeremy fucking with him.
Love the continuing pained expression of the old dude next to Golfinos and his high fives.
And as annoying as Golfinos is he sure knows his shit.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #105 on: April 02, 2019, 07:58:10 AM »
Back in the days of Bamber Gascoigne, one bloke introduced himself as 'reading this and that'.  He probably meant porn.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #106 on: April 09, 2019, 10:36:40 AM »
Furious! One of last night's rounds was on identifying novels about black slavery, and a clue to Toni Morrison's 'Beloved', which I've just started reading, contained a massive plot spoiler. Already fired off a complaint to the BBC.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #107 on: April 09, 2019, 10:37:37 AM »
See how I've italicized 'massive'? That's to emphasize it wasn't simply 'massive'.

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #108 on: April 09, 2019, 04:27:11 PM »
Last night's had Golfinos with his fucking fist-bumps. Jesus H. Christ, if in a further round his team meets Leo's I'll have to give it a miss otherwise I'll end up throwing the tv out of the window in irritation.

Oh dear. Looks like this match-up is next week's semi. To be fair to Leo he did drag his team over the finishing line in one of the other episodes. So, hi-fives vs. loud conferring...

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #109 on: April 12, 2019, 04:33:06 PM »
Oh dear. Looks like this match-up is next week's semi. To be fair to Leo he did drag his team over the finishing line in one of the other episodes. So, hi-fives vs. loud conferring...

I'll give it 5 minutes to see how irritating either of them, which by past history will be very . Means one of them in the final, can just hope they lose heavily. They are both really good contestants, just massively aggravating.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #110 on: April 12, 2019, 04:49:15 PM »
Still no reply from the BBC. Clock's ticking.

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Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #111 on: May 02, 2019, 06:57:44 AM »
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

now tuck your elbow back in & high-five yourself the fuck out of it. twat.


Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #112 on: June 24, 2019, 06:25:36 PM »
I ended up missing a load of these and only just caught up. A lot of hate for Leo on here! I found Golfinos much more irritating, personally. But anyway, that was a great final, exactly how you'd want it to be. It really went down to the wire.

One weird thing: two questions in the same match that mentioned the "Ain't I a woman?" quote.

Re: University Challenge 2018
« Reply #113 on: June 24, 2019, 06:37:25 PM »
Also it'd been bugging me for ages but I finally worked out who Leo looks like