Author Topic: Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)  (Read 906 times)

Ambient Sheep

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Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:42:04 AM »
I've been alerted by a couple of posts on Reddit that this coming Saturday (14th September 2019), there's a task to meet up in Alex Horne's home town of Chesham at midday, have a picnic, then go on some sort of guided tour.

https://twitter.com/5am_yeh/status/1061712331502243846

https://www.reddit.com/r/taskmaster/comments/d1urj7/reminder_for_those_with_the_book_task_185_takes/

https://www.reddit.com/r/panelshow/comments/d1uurb/reminder_for_those_with_the_taskmaster_book_task/1502243846

Sadly, although I live relatively close by, a colossal lack of funds will probably stop me going, but hopefully somebody here might have fun with it. :-)

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Re: Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 01:17:07 AM »
Nobody?

Not one person?

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Re: Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 10:49:09 AM »
I'd love to have gone to it, but I'm working until 1.30pm. :(

Ambient Sheep

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Re: Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 02:34:10 PM »
It seems a LOT of people have turned up:

https://www.reddit.com/r/panelshow/comments/d43rb5/i_think_im_at_the_right_place/



https://i.imgur.com/MZjEm6f.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mMlXyyp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WDKeAyn.jpg

One commenter estimating around a thousand, and another seemingly saying that the planned excursion (to Chesham football fields?) had to be abandoned halfway through due to the health & safety concerns of herding so many people...
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 04:18:55 PM by Ambient Sheep »

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Re: Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 04:19:43 PM »
More updates:

https://www.reddit.com/r/taskmaster/comments/d45ve9/what_a_lovely_event_and_so_many_people_turned_up/



and from the other thread in the post above...

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[...] got my book signed, found a pub, can't be bothered to climb up that hill again, that's all for today folks! (When I handed him the book he said "thanks for buying that" and instead of saying "thanks for writing it" or something, I just stood there and smiled like an idiot.)
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Alex is probably regretting the whole ordeal, he's been swamped from the second he turned up. We managed to bounce a beach ball 100 times with no one person hitting it twice though, and I think he liked that bit. It took several tries and he took the piss out of his son for hitting it twice.

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Re: Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 08:03:35 PM »
Video from the official Twitter account.  I originally thought the "thousand" figure was probably an exaggeration but now I don't think so:

https://twitter.com/taskmaster/status/1172870169972158465?

It's also retweeting nice pictures like this:
https://twitter.com/PatNesbitt/status/1172868236867788805?


Another update from the bowels of Reddit:

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It was too busy, we got turned away at the football club :(

Went back to the mound, eventually the tour returned. Security guard said the turnout was over ten times what they were expecting.

Would have loved to get a signed TM boardgame but oh well :(

https://imgur.com/a/1BwadEQ

Apparently somebody came from New York and somebody else came from Melbourne, Australia, having planned a four-week trip to Europe around it.  They both got a signed Taskmaster boardgame.

Re: Taskmaster Book Task #185 - this Saturday! (2019/09/14)
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 11:21:53 PM »
Thanks for reporting in, Ambient Sheep; I would have loved to be able to go, and I'm glad it turned into such a festive scene.