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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1025 on: April 11, 2017, 10:37:06 am »
The UC final.  Please, please let Monkman lose.

Too Canadian for your tastes?

Remember Emmanuel Guttenplan?  He had an endearing geek chic that Monkman could never pull off. 

The whole final annoyed me tbh.  Two all-male Oxbridge teams, of which only 1.25 looked like they had either any style or any chance of getting laid.  Cosgrove was the 0.25 there, and he was the only one on the Wolfson team who could carry the torch for British manhood, because Chaudhri, the other home student on his team, looked and sounded like he'd had his charisma surgically removed at birth.  Okay, I recognised a bit of myself in him.  Well I wouldn't want to be on a team - or in a world - with four of myself.  Ewww.

Also, Wolfson beat SOAS (who are always, by definition, cool) and Emmanuel (who can hold their heads high because they all have lives but not dandruff, which is more than Wolfson can say), so I'm biased against them by now.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1026 on: April 11, 2017, 10:50:22 am »
Remember Emmanuel Guttenplan?  He had an endearing geek chic that Monkman could never pull off.

Yes, he was good. Neither were as good as Corpus Christi Trimble though.

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Two all-male Oxbridge teams

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1027 on: April 11, 2017, 10:52:50 am »
It's about time UC stopped giving every oxbridge college a separate entry.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1028 on: April 11, 2017, 10:58:21 am »
Remember Emmanuel Guttenplan?
I loved Guttenplan's "it wasn't a guess" retort to Paxo...

(I think I got only two questions right last night that none of the contestants did - the Dr Seuss one, which was a little bit of guesswork, and the SNOB one.)  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #1029 on: April 11, 2017, 06:25:43 pm »
WOLFSON MONKMAN didn't help matters by a shedload of incorrect interruptions.  I larrffed.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1030 on: April 11, 2017, 07:00:51 pm »
The UC final.  Please, please let Monkman lose.

Too Canadian for your tastes?

Remember Emmanuel Guttenplan?  He had an endearing geek chic that Monkman could never pull off. 

(Tenuous claim to fame alert:) Do I ever; he beat us in the semi-finals that series. Both he and Jenny Harris were terrifying quizzers, though gauche as all fuck and utterly without social skills.</notbitter> He does seem to have mellowed slightly these days (fuck, is it really the best part of a decade now!?)

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1031 on: April 11, 2017, 09:28:13 pm »
Car Share. The section with the cyclist is inspired - we've all been there - the epilogue is hilarious. Also the Shaun Ryder Rehab Centre :thumbsup:

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1032 on: April 11, 2017, 10:00:43 pm »
(A week) tonight - new series of Veep on Sky Atlantic.

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« Reply #1033 on: April 11, 2017, 11:18:57 pm »
Car Share. The section with the cyclist is inspired - we've all been there - the epilogue is hilarious. Also the Shaun Ryder Rehab Centre :thumbsup:
That cyclist looked like about 300 cyclists I know, and I only know 301.  Yes including the females.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1034 on: April 12, 2017, 09:26:07 am »
It's about time UC stopped giving every oxbridge college a separate entry.

Yes how do they get away with that? Other universities are collegiate eg York and Durham and they don't get to enter one team per college.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1035 on: April 12, 2017, 09:45:43 am »
The UC final.  Please, please let Monkman lose.

Too Canadian for your tastes?

Remember Emmanuel Guttenplan?  He had an endearing geek chic that Monkman could never pull off. 

(Tenuous claim to fame alert:) Do I ever; he beat us in the semi-finals that series. Both he and Jenny Harris were terrifying quizzers, though gauche as all fuck and utterly without social skills.</notbitter> He does seem to have mellowed slightly these days (fuck, is it really the best part of a decade now!?)

For some reason, Manchester vs Emmanuel 2010 is evading me on Youtube.

When I was on for York we got beaten by UCL, who got as far as the semis - despite being a bunch of smugly annoying nerds who spent waaaaay too long over their questions (grumble grumble).  Then a few years later, I was associated with KCL through work, and switched on one night to see the Kings team beaten by the exact same score we'd lost by.    I then switched over to Only Connect, only to see Karran, the UCL captain who'd beaten us, winning.  It was all too much - I switched off and went to bed.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1036 on: April 12, 2017, 10:06:01 am »
One of the major disappointments in my life is that my university career coincided with the gap between the old version finishing and the new version starting.

But it's probably for the best.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1037 on: April 12, 2017, 10:09:27 am »
It's about time UC stopped giving every oxbridge college a separate entry.

Yes how do they get away with that? Other universities are collegiate eg York and Durham and they don't get to enter one team per college.

It's Oxbridge and that's it really. different rules apply to them

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« Reply #1038 on: April 12, 2017, 10:38:43 am »
For some reason, Manchester vs Emmanuel 2010 is evading me on Youtube.

Feast your eyes: https://youtu.be/wW5JBWflH3w

(I'd forgotten quite how horrendous that match was; forever fractions of a second behind Guttenplan... At least we pulled back from a disastrous first half to a reasonable score by the end.)

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1039 on: April 12, 2017, 10:59:04 am »
It's about time UC stopped giving every oxbridge college a separate entry.

Yes how do they get away with that? Other universities are collegiate eg York and Durham and they don't get to enter one team per college.

It's Oxbridge and that's it really. different rules apply to them

Is having multiple teams on UC some sort of compensation for a degree from Oxbridge no longer being a guarantee of a job running a fairly large portion of the Empire?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1040 on: April 12, 2017, 06:51:03 pm »
A more prosaic explanation is that Oxbridge colleges still do teaching at college level.
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« Reply #1041 on: April 13, 2017, 12:11:36 pm »
... and they know a helluva lot more useless stuffs.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1043 on: April 18, 2017, 09:18:01 pm »
I know it was last night but, Broadchurch.
Olivia Colman's rage face.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1044 on: April 19, 2017, 11:24:14 am »
Every face Olivia Colman made, come to that.  She's just (hunts for suitable adjective but fails to find one).
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1045 on: April 28, 2017, 02:10:46 pm »
Downloadable any night-Murder in Successville

DI Sleet is the head of CID in Successville, a town populated by celbrities who fulfill a wide range of roles (The last one I watche, Paloma Faith worked in a bar frequented by ladies of negotiable affection, Jamie Oliver and Jonathan Ross were members of an exclusive Gentlemans Club.

Anyhoo, Sleet gets given a new sidekick each episode (Martin Kemp, Richard Osman etc.) as new recruits and the fun starts there. It follows a plot line but seems to be mainly improv. Makes me and Mrs F laugh out loud.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1046 on: April 28, 2017, 03:04:51 pm »
Caught some of Bigheads last weekend. Like a cross between It's A Knockout and Stars In Their Eyes. My son and I found it hilariously funny... for about five minutes. Unfortunately, it's a pretty one-dimensional gag and once you've seen it, you've seen it.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1047 on: May 03, 2017, 01:04:43 am »
I have not long ago learned that Amazon Prime are doing a televisual version of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" - first episode released into the wild on May 1st.  Miss von Brandenburg says there's loadsa killin's, and very graphic ones at that.  Apparently it's to be spread over three seasons.
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« Reply #1048 on: May 03, 2017, 03:57:07 pm »
Every face Olivia Colman made, come to that.  She's just (hunts for suitable adjective but fails to find one).

She is indeed. The first thing I saw her in was Green Wing. She was superb. As were, I have to say, all of the cast.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #1049 on: May 05, 2017, 10:10:36 am »
A more prosaic explanation is that Oxbridge colleges still do some teaching at college level.
FTFY

To my mind, it's perfectly fair for each Oxbridge college to have its own team - they still have to qualify for the main draw, and the pool of talent is obviously that much smaller when comparing say, (my alma mater) Sidney Sussex's 400 students with the University of Manchester's 40,000.  I'm not sure I agree with postgraduate students competing, though.