Author Topic: The Apprentice  (Read 8950 times)

Jakob

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2012, 08:43:00 am »
Bah!.

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2012, 09:17:11 am »
Best of a bad bunch, and at least he can accept criticism and admit when he's wrong.

Jade: nightmare personality, and her business plan was distasteful.
Tom: has apparently only worked for Daddy, and has a face you can't trust.
Nick: intelligent and personable, but that business would never scale to the figures he was predicting, if it made a profit at all
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2012, 02:30:07 pm »
Nick was the only contestant I liked (a bit) this year.  Sugar could have worked with him on different businesses.  Last year's winner's business plan was chucked away from the start, as Jakob says.  It was the person rather than the plan that won.

It was annoying that the interviewers kept asking why customers would "bother" with the recipe ordering thing when the whole point was to save bother.  It's true that it'll never be a huge money spinner, but they didn't even acknowledge that it was basically a good idea.  As for the "huge software" task: isn't this sort of thing done relatively cheaply in India these days?
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Jakob

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2012, 12:12:47 am »
Dunno. Would anyone here like to work with Ricky?
I wouldn't touch him with a 10 foot pole.

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2012, 07:42:14 am »
Generall speaking, recruitment consultants are in the same league of parasitic infestation as accident claims management companies, yes.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2013, 08:39:45 pm »
It's back on Tuesday.  My, they look like a right bunch of idiots  ;D

If you ever read Dominic Connor's unerringly accurate career advice on The Register, he points out that you have to pass "The Pub Test" to be hired by anyone.  This lot wouldn't pass The Share A Lift Between Floors With Test.
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Jaded

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2013, 08:41:14 pm »
Isn't it tomorrow it starts?
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Rhys W

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2013, 09:51:07 pm »
They gave it 110% and obviously that's why it's started early.

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2013, 06:38:39 am »
Isn't it tomorrow it starts?
Oh yes.  I'm fired.

Love the guy in the trailer saying people will still be talking about his life in 200 years' time.

Probably TV historians compiling a list of people who went out in the first episode.
Never tell me the odds.

citoyen

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2013, 11:29:39 am »
There's a young lady called Luisa in this series who's a bit "lively" if her facebook pictures are anything to go by.  :o

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2013, 09:37:47 pm »
Jaz reminds me of Charlotte  :D

The Welsh bloke looks as if he uses the same plastic surgeon as Mickey Rourke.
Never tell me the odds.

Flynn

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2013, 09:46:51 pm »
I like that this year there's the comedy element of including Frank Sidebottom.
ap·a·thy  (p-th)
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1. Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.

Jaded

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2013, 10:32:35 pm »
The Welsh bloke is the red Angry Bird.

I did think the same as Roger about Jaz, but I not so stupid as to say so here.
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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2013, 10:43:59 pm »
Really, there couldn't be a worse advertisement for business than this crap.

Jaded

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2013, 12:02:27 am »
The one that sold the hi-vis jackets then appeared to have snorted some coke.
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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2013, 05:25:35 am »
As usual I have to ask: if you're such an amazing businessman/woman, why are you in a TV competition for a poxy £250,000 investment?  You should make that in a week.  Particularly the older bloke who lives in Monaco.
Never tell me the odds.

Gaston Lagaffe

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2013, 05:50:32 am »
Jaz reminds me of Charlotte  :D
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Fired!

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Riggers

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2013, 09:51:18 am »
There's just too many to dislike isn't there!!!?

The twit who seems to have a hairy hive of bees under his chin.

Jizz. Thank God she was the first one to go.

The Welsh one with arched eyebrows, who reminds me of Carter Wong from Big Trouble in Little China.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

LEE

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2013, 11:54:55 am »
You know it really doesn't matter what any of them say in the Boardroom does it?

Whatever words of business wisdom they thought they were about to impart to the world usually just blurts out as ..."Lord Alan, I just want to draw your attention to the fact that I'm a Cunt"

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2013, 12:39:05 pm »
I spend my enslaved life working for or against self opinionated, self important, uncaring, backstabbing, arse licking, utterly contemtible cocks just like the contestants seem to be on this show.

Actually sitting down and watching a series would find me foaming at the mouth with rage, reaching for TEH FRYING PAN OF SPANG, TEH SHUVEL and summoning TEH BEAR for a bit of a softening up process before dusting off and nuking the accomodation from orbit, just to be sure.

I shall therefore, continue to give it a miss.

Lord Alan and Nick Wotsisface however are good blokes.
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Riggers

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #70 on: May 09, 2013, 08:49:32 am »
Excellent one last night producing a flavoured beer.

3 boys attempting to sell a cask of beer potentially for £90 soon find they have to drop the price, and are beginning to haggle on trying to settle for £80-£85.

Very-well-spoken Jason then pipes up "We can do it for £75."
"Brilliant" smile the buyers.
"Don't listen to him" says Zee, "He's an idiot", in a futile attempt to bring the negotiation back into his court. Too late, the buyers happily settle on £75.

Back in the boardroom, Zee and Carter Wong justifiably turn on Jason for losing them money and unnecessarily dropping the price. He was most upset that they verbally abused him, and thought the other two were liars and gaining money by deception.

Brilliant!
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Flynn

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #71 on: May 09, 2013, 09:35:37 am »
I knew Tim was up for the bullet the moment Sugar separated him onto the women's team. That's what you get when you try to bullshit AFTER you've won a task. As for poshboy Jason, when his lip trembled and he whined, "They dishonoured you Lord Sugar, they swore at me…" I was begging Sugar to say, "Pull your tongue out of my arsehole you posh cunt".
ap·a·thy  (p-th)
n.
1. Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.

Riggers

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2013, 10:01:43 am »
… and what's with Carter Wong wearing his cashmere coat over his shoulders!!?
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Jaded

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Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2013, 10:25:59 am »
We were pissing ourselves at that.
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Euan Uzami

Re: The Apprentice
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2013, 10:44:51 am »
Really, there couldn't be a worse advertisement for business than this crap.
Au contraire, I think it's an excellent advert for business, as it demonstrates it perfectly - that's what business is like! - loads of egotists all trying to claim the one good thing was down to them, and pinning the blame for all the bad on somebody else.
It's like people say Harold Shipman was the worst serial killer ever. Killed 278 people before getting caught? I'd say that makes him the best serial killer ever!