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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #180 on: March 30, 2021, 02:16:12 PM »
Congratulations PPE! What a great win. I was feeling very tense as it went into the final round as the other guys had dominated it in their semi-final, but I shouldn’t have worried!

I wonder if Victoria Coren Mitchell bringing attention to the guy on the other team sounding like Richard Ayoade threw him off at all? She could have also mentioned the other one looked like Technical Boy from the American Gods TV show.



Why? They seemed alright. It's not like it was Emma Kennedy and the Centrists.

Yeah agreed, most of the teams this year actually seemed really nice!

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #181 on: March 30, 2021, 02:35:16 PM »
I wonder if Victoria Coren Mitchell bringing attention to the guy on the other team sounding like Richard Ayoade threw him off at all? She could have also mentioned the other one looked like Technical Boy from the American Gods TV show.

I don't *think* it did, as he took it well and said at some point during the week on twitter that people have been saying it to him for years. Plus he did really well in that episode!

I follow a socialist economist called Christine Berry on twitter and last night she tweeted....

Hah, I did not know she was either a socialist or an economist, just knew her as my friend's sister in law.

Just watched this, well done! I had such a hatred of the opposition, especially the married couple, so it was doubly nice to see you beat them.

Oh no! They were really lovely and I think pretty left wing (after our first round I definitely found myself trying to figure out everyone's politics) :-D I really liked almost everyone I met to be honest.

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« Reply #182 on: March 30, 2021, 03:32:07 PM »
I don't *think* it did, as he took it well and said at some point during the week on twitter that people have been saying it to him for years. Plus he did really well in that episode!

He was doing well until that point, and then I don’t remember him even saying anything after!

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« Reply #183 on: March 30, 2021, 03:48:25 PM »
Hah, I did not know she was either a socialist or an economist, just knew her as my friend's sister in law.

Yeah, I saw her speak at a Momentum thing in Manchester. She's written a book too!

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Re: Only Connect
« Reply #184 on: March 30, 2021, 03:50:44 PM »
Oh no! They were really lovely and I think pretty left wing (after our first round I definitely found myself trying to figure out everyone's politics) :-D I really liked almost everyone I met to be honest.

Only Connect's placement just before University Challenge does an excellent job of showing the contestants to be nice people. I don't know if it's that they genuinely are arseholes, they're socially awkward or I'm just a huge inverted snob hating on the smart posh lads, but I would say every week on University Challenge there are at least two or three contestants that seem like massive twats.

Re: Only Connect
« Reply #185 on: March 30, 2021, 08:37:59 PM »
Only Connect used to have some utter specimens - the pube-haired doctor with the Naruto headband being a particular standout - but in the past couple of years they seem to have exhausted the UK's supply of insufferables and now mostly get bog standard nerds on.

Also my mum says to say "good job" on your hair. She appreciates a nice shiny do.

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