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University Challenge 2019/20
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:57:26 PM »
Apparently Paxo thinks the character’s name is Doctor Who.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 10:41:11 AM »
Apparently Lancaster thought it would be a good idea to stuff their team with three utterly useless c***s

Fucks ache, our staff College quiz team could have done better.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 11:26:34 AM »
Just looking at the series results page on Sean Blanchflower's indispensable UC site. I see last year's Edinburgh victory broke a series of five Oxbridge finals (four of which saw Cambridge defeating Oxford).

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 09:18:24 PM »
Paxman makes a snide little dig at people who play video games again when he's forced to ask questions about them. Why does he feel the need to do this? He just comes across as a silly old out of touch cunt.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2019, 09:19:54 AM »
The actual comment wasn’t so bad, but the tone is what implied it I guess. Didn’t he say something about how do you have time for them? Which is sort of fair enough; it’s a big commitment to be into gaming, it would be hard to do it and keep up the level of studying and reading that results in knowing UC level trivia. Although I don’t doubt he also looks down on them.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2019, 06:03:08 PM »
I knew it was coming though, I think that's what pissed me off.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2019, 06:48:58 PM »
He sneers at everything, even people not knowing things about organic chemistry that he clearly only knows from reading his card

Come on!

Let’s have it!

No! Fluroturpohydrine? A suspension of hydranes in a Mylar cube heated to 51.7 Kelvins before a 0.000025% solution of nano acid is added produces fluorodontahydrine.

Of course he’s going to sneer at computer games. He probably sneers at all telly apart from UC.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 11:20:24 AM »
A poor show from both teams there. Birmingham didn’t really deserve to win. Their captain seemed pretty clueless and there were some howling gaps in knowledge. Oh well, ‘tis the 1st round.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 01:21:48 AM »
I didn't think either team was that bad, but the ending was definitely cringe-worthy.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 01:26:03 AM »
Also, the most questionable player was Bristol's Allen, who buzzed in early with some dubious answers and ultimately cost them the game.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 01:26:41 AM »
Paxman makes a snide little dig at people who play video games again when he's forced to ask questions about them. Why does he feel the need to do this? He just comes across as a silly old out of touch cunt.

This week’s had him scoffing at them failing to identify Schubert’s Ave Maria, ironically failing to note that their guess of Gounod, who also wrote a famous version, was perfectly sensible. The Britten/Bach one was unforgivable, though.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 09:22:53 AM »
Not as bad as 'Robert the Bruce'

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 12:01:21 PM »
Fairly terrible episode that somehow went quicker than usual.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 12:11:59 PM »
High losing scores so far this series:

Merton, Oxford 140
York 150
Bristol 120

They'll all have been aghast to see St John's go straight through with 115.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2019, 12:57:39 AM »
That was a really poor effort from both teams. Some ok answers, but they all seemed to really struggle. Both teams being woefully confused about the Charles the Bold/Bald question summed it up.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2019, 05:28:45 PM »
Some pretty lame answers for the music round from Edinburgh on that one. Nowhere near as bad a match as last week, but still pretty slow going.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2019, 05:46:10 PM »
Not knowing All Tomorrow's Parties was surprising.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2019, 12:11:12 AM »
Not knowing All Tomorrow's Parties was surprising.

Especially as they had an old bloke on the team. And they said the Byrds.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2019, 02:41:03 PM »
Bloody bank holidays

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 08:55:35 PM »
Paxman accepts "They Must Be Giants" as a correct answer on the music round. Yes, of course it's a fucking Oxbridge college.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2019, 12:18:41 AM »
Yeah that was dumb. But I think you mean, "of course it was a woman".

Anyway, I enjoyed this youtube comment under the recent episode:

Quote from: dpf2122
I want Cook and Booth to spitroast me.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2019, 12:58:19 AM »
What Paxman accepts/gets pedantic about has always been fairly arbitrary.

Manchester captain was good and also seemed like a normal, humble bloke. Quite rare.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2019, 01:35:03 AM »
"They Must Be Giants" has now entered my head as something out of the Famous Five.

"Oh, they must be giants, George, they must be!" squealed Anne.
"Don't be such an ass, Anne," said George.

etc

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2019, 09:02:59 PM »
So that's what happened to The Corrs

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2019, 02:49:13 AM »
Durham are now the second highest scoring losers, with Trinity Cambridge the second highest scoring winners. A good match.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2019, 11:11:55 PM »
There were a lot of questions about art in that episode.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2019, 01:01:53 AM »
They took a strangely long time (ie more than instant) to get Van Gogh, who has probably the most recognisable style of all artists, even to a layperson. An insane amount of 5 point losses, too. Nice jovial atmosphere to the episode.

I guessed what all three bonus questions on the Paganini would be before they came up (ie that the pieces would be the Rach, Brahms and Liszt). Props to the dude who attempted to remember/pronounce Lutoslawski, an esoteric and very educated guess which went unnoticed.

Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2019, 01:36:07 AM »
They took a strangely long time (ie more than instant) to get Van Gogh

I think I read somewhere that the TV audience sees the image before the contestants do, but I agree they did seem to hesitate over a pretty easy guess.

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2019, 04:42:22 AM »
"it's lamentable you couldn't recognise that!"

I want one of them to shout at him "well, how many works of 18th century classical music could you recognise from five seconds under tv studio lights when you were fucking twenty years old?"

piss-taking old twat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXkItoqHew

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Re: University Challenge 2019/20
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2019, 08:01:02 PM »
JAM MY XUNT IN THE TOASTER AND QUIZ ME LIKE PAXO YOU DEGENERATING STALWART OF THE PAIGNTON BUM CLUB