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Twit 2

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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.

Norton Canes

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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.

Norton Canes

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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).

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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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.

Twit 2

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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.

Norton Canes

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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'

Rich Uncle Skeleton

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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.

Norton Canes

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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.