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  • macksed 4 Aug 2008 20:33:05 3,798 posts
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    :o why isn't there a university challenge thread?!
    ..i mean, we could compare scores!.... right?
    high five....?

    I just caught the last eight minutes and i got FOUR questions right, including one that they got wrong three times! that's a record for me! normally i struggle to get one in the whole show...
  • cubbymoore 4 Aug 2008 20:34:05 36,501 posts
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    Is it back on?

    /checks iplayer

    If I get over 5 in an episode I feel smug.
  • macksed 4 Aug 2008 20:39:41 3,798 posts
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  • Deleted user 4 August 2008 20:46:02
    Oh I missed this tonight. Damn!

    I got 6 last week :oD
  • macksed 4 Aug 2008 21:07:42 3,798 posts
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    Here it is!!
  • RabidChild 4 Aug 2008 21:29:44 2,292 posts
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    Maaaan, it was hard this week. Last week I got 23, this week I got 8.

    Still, one of the girls was called Mingers. Tee hee
  • macksed 4 Aug 2008 21:31:21 3,798 posts
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    TWENTY THREE?!?!
    why are you wasting your time on EG when you could be off curing cancer!!
  • RabidChild 4 Aug 2008 21:36:05 2,292 posts
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    23 was a fluke week, I must admit.
  • faux-C 4 Aug 2008 21:36:30 9,441 posts
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    Anyone else notice that all four from Queen's Cambridge have exactly the same accent, yet come from completely different places?
  • ProfessorLesser 4 Aug 2008 21:41:31 19,358 posts
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    I remember our college was thinking about entering a University Challenge team, but we got nowhere in the trials because all the people capable of doing it didn't like the people organising it :D

    I've never seen my college in it, actually. Any year.
  • macksed 4 Aug 2008 21:47:38 3,798 posts
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    From Wiki
    Controversy

    The fact that the Oxford and Cambridge universities can enter each of their colleges as a separate team despite not being universities in the conventional sense was the ostensible inspiration for an unusual 1975 protest. A team from the University of Manchester (which included David Aaronovitch) who were appearing on the show answered every question "Che Guevara", "Marx", "Trotsky" or "Lenin", possibly in the hope of making the resulting show unbroadcastable. It did, however, get broadcast, although only portions of the episode still exist in the archives of Granada TV.

    glol
  • cubbymoore 4 Aug 2008 21:50:39 36,501 posts
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    Inspired.
  • ProfessorLesser 4 Aug 2008 21:51:43 19,358 posts
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    Hah, that's excellent. They can, however, fuck off ;-)
  • cubbymoore 5 Aug 2008 00:49:33 36,501 posts
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    Wow, I got a lot this episode, about 15 or so, there were a lot of pop culture and theatre questions though.

    Question: who's cleverer, Jeremy Paxman or Stephen Fry?
  • ProfessorLesser 5 Aug 2008 00:53:31 19,358 posts
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    In truth I haven't actually seen much evidence of either being clever vs. them simply knowing lots of facts and being eloquent and witty.

    Having said that, Paxman was at my college, so definitely him :-)
  • JediMasterMalik 5 Aug 2008 00:55:01 11,820 posts
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    Fry.
  • cubbymoore 5 Aug 2008 00:55:06 36,501 posts
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    Okay... who would do better at an uber knowledge quiz show on BBC2?
  • macksed 5 Aug 2008 00:57:28 3,798 posts
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    fry
  • Merlinho 5 Aug 2008 01:03:30 5,909 posts
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    I'm watching now, just to try and beat your guys scores!
  • Micro_Explosion 5 Aug 2008 01:07:47 9,695 posts
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    Stephen Fry was on it once ages ago and answered just about all of his team's questions on his own.
  • Merlinho 5 Aug 2008 01:10:21 5,909 posts
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    Lol at woman called mingers

    Edit: well I got 10, 4 of which were in the first 5 minutes and 3 in the last 2 minutes. The middle was excruciating :-/
  • Deleted user 5 August 2008 17:06:15
    Just watched it & I got 3 - was dead hard this week.
  • Bloodloss 5 Aug 2008 17:51:42 4,499 posts
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    Got 7 or 8. First time I've even sat through an entire episode of it.
  • markh 5 Aug 2008 18:14:16 3,598 posts
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    My girlfriend is useless at general knowledge quizzes/pub quizzes etc but she's awesome at University Challenge. I think it's due to the fact she play's flute so knows about classical music and she also did a degree which featured chemistry and biology.

    That's the topics of about 75% of the questions!
  • macksed 5 Aug 2008 23:02:30 3,798 posts
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    lol
    My physics teacher said that if you watch you'll notice when someone gets an englishy arty question right he'll be like, pfft, dumbo! but when someone gets a sciency question right he'll look all impressed...
    She's right (but its not THAT noticeable)... well, it amuses me :D
  • Merlinho 11 Aug 2008 19:55:38 5,909 posts
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    Anyone going to watch tonight?
  • macksed 11 Aug 2008 19:56:43 3,798 posts
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    A quick heads up to say its on in 5...!
    Who's playing...?!
    I'm predicting a score of 3 today...fingers crossed :D
  • Merlinho 11 Aug 2008 19:58:04 5,909 posts
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    I'll be disappointed if I get under 5...I'm going to stick my neck out and aim to beat my 10 from last week.
  • ScoutTech 11 Aug 2008 19:58:25 2,425 posts
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    probably 3 more than me. I'm giving a go
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