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University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:42 pm
by James Laverty
These two start again next week with quite a few apterites in the mix.

Giles is on UC representing Warwick, and there is a team of apterites (Phyl, Graeme and Tom) on OC.

Anyone else?

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:59 pm
by James Robinson
Eoin Monaghan is on UC representing Oriel, Oxford. He's on 2 weeks after Giles.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:04 pm
by James Laverty
OC's facebook page implies Jack Welsby (of series 52) is on tonight.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:44 am
by Ian Volante
James Laverty wrote:OC's facebook page implies Jack Welsby (of series 52) is on tonight.
And so he was.

Not sure either of tonight's teams will be challenging at the sharp end though.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:13 pm
by Matt Morrison
Oh, that guy had been on Countdown? So annoying.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:32 pm
by Matt Morrison
Shocking that RB wasn't the first clue in the "Britain" round too, massive opportunity missed there.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:10 pm
by Ian Volante
Matt Morrison wrote:Shocking that RB wasn't the first clue in the "Britain" round too, massive opportunity missed there.
Hit the nail on the head there.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:27 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Ian Volante wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Shocking that RB wasn't the first clue in the "Britain" round too, massive opportunity missed there.
Hit the nail on the head there.
That's a bit of a harsh description.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:03 pm
by Eoin Monaghan
Yep I'm also appearing on UC this series. 8th August as James said.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:32 pm
by James Laverty
Another Countdowner on OC tonight- Amy Godel.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:11 pm
by Ian Volante
James Laverty wrote:Another Countdowner on OC tonight- Amy Godel.
And the rest!

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:11 pm
by JimBentley
Ian Volante wrote:
James Laverty wrote:Another Countdowner on OC tonight- Amy Godel.
And the rest!
I used to fancy Amy Godel when she was repeatedly on 15-1 (as Ian alludes to above). She would hypnotise me into joining her for saucy shenanigans in her sex dungeon.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:19 pm
by Adam Gillard
Well done Team Hucthings! Rudd in particular was in imperious form!

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:15 am
by Marc Meakin
Only Connect . The less said about Grahams teams performance in the first three rounds the better....and why did only two of his team perform .
So nearly made a miracle recovery in the final round though.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:38 pm
by Adam Gillard
Surprised no posts about Haemangioma being on the show last week, just catching up! The intro mentioned our Rach as an alumna of Oriel College, Oxford as well. Not quite a quattrocento but 150 is a decent score and nice to see Eoin smiling and enjoying the experience as well :).

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:33 pm
by Marc Meakin
Graham Cole et all in the Repercharge on Only Connect at the moment

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:59 pm
by Marc Meakin
Unbelievable ending
More than makes up for the epic fail on Trainspotting ......looking for a crying face emoji

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:23 pm
by Adam Gillard
Woof! What a barnstorming finish! :)

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:19 pm
by Adam Gillard
Weird question in University Challenge stated "To the nearest factor of 10", where the eventual answer was 80. That's a multiple of 10 and not a factor unless they've changed maths again?

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:36 pm
by JimBentley
Adam Gillard wrote:Weird question in University Challenge stated "To the nearest factor of 10", where the eventual answer was 80. That's a multiple of 10 and not a factor unless they've changed maths again?
It's the question-setter's fault, undoubtedly, but have you noticed that Paxman almost seems to take a pride in his complete ignorance of maths and science of all types? It's really weird and makes him look like a real tool, especially when he's castigating some astrophysicist on her mispronunciation of the name of some obscure 19th Century poet.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:14 am
by Adam Gillard
JimBentley wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:Weird question in University Challenge stated "To the nearest factor of 10", where the eventual answer was 80. That's a multiple of 10 and not a factor unless they've changed maths again?
It's the question-setter's fault, undoubtedly, but have you noticed that Paxman almost seems to take a pride in his complete ignorance of maths and science of all types? It's really weird and makes him look like a real tool, especially when he's castigating some astrophysicist on her mispronunciation of the name of some obscure 19th Century poet.
Yep!

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:38 am
by Eoin Monaghan
Adam Gillard wrote:Surprised no posts about Haemangioma being on the show last week, just catching up! The intro mentioned our Rach as an alumna of Oriel College, Oxford as well. Not quite a quattrocento but 150 is a decent score and nice to see Eoin smiling and enjoying the experience as well :).
Thanks, Adam! Hope nobody was too incensed at our complete balls-up in the music round :lol:

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:21 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
That'll be on Points of View, probably.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:46 pm
by Eoin Monaghan
Well we made the Daily Mail so it's only really up from here.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:40 am
by sean d
Adam Gillard wrote:Weird question in University Challenge stated "To the nearest factor of 10", where the eventual answer was 80. That's a multiple of 10 and not a factor unless they've changed maths again?
(I'm a little behind this series on Sky+).... noticed that too at the time. I assumed the answer had to be 10, 100, 1000 etc. Which doesn't make sense either, I suppose.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:53 pm
by Adam Gillard
Hucthings smash!

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:12 pm
by JimBentley
Adam Gillard wrote:Hucthings smash!
So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:12 am
by Euan Slatter
JimBentley wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:Hucthings smash!
So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance.
Was this on UC or OC? I missed both :(

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:09 am
by Adam Gillard
Euan Slatter wrote:
JimBentley wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:Hucthings smash!
So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance.
Was this on UC or OC? I missed both :(
UC, Warwick.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:07 pm
by Thomas Carey
Adam Gillard wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:
JimBentley wrote:[quote="Adam Gillard"Hucthings smash![/quote
So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance.
Was this on UC or OC? I missed both :(
UC, Warwick.
I'd give OC a watch on Monday too though, our Verbivores are finally back

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:31 pm
by Marc Meakin
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Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:19 pm
by Zarte Siempre
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Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:56 pm
by Matt Morrison
As rare you fart his pale ear as beat a well done tiger. Human do his time on anal eye icon cutting hate.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:00 pm
by Marc Meakin
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Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:02 pm
by Marc Meakin
Matt Morrison wrote:As rare you fart his pale ear as beat a well done tiger. Human do his time on anal eye icon cutting hate.
Just realised what you did there

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:40 am
by Adam Gillard
I wasn't sure that you had it this time when that last clue went unanswered, but well done! Disappointed with Phyl's introduction though, I had already said "it's MC Stylez!" before the host mentioned rapping and neglected to use that stage name.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:52 pm
by Adam Gillard
What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there!

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:07 am
by Thomas Carey
Adam Gillard wrote:What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there!
Didn't they miss the Armagh one? But yeah, unlucky lads. Even though it did make me say 'Eoin, you penis' out loud when he said strange.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:18 pm
by Eoin Monaghan
Thomas Carey wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there!
Didn't they miss the Armagh one? But yeah, unlucky lads. Even though it did make me say 'Eoin, you penis' out loud when he said strange.
Cheers lads! A shame to go out on such a poor performance, but Bristol were on fire against us and as a team lacking Science skills, we really had no chance on any of the Science questions.

The audience had a good laugh whenever Bristol were awarded the Northern Ireland bonuses, and it was a struggle not to want to shout the answers!

RE the quarks; not gonna lie, by this stage I knew we were out and that I hadn't buzzed in yet - as soon as Jeremy mentioned quarks I ran through them in my head (saying up!) - and wanted to hear my name one more time, but knew I couldn't pause to think too much or Bristol's scientists would get there first so plumped for one that seemed logical. Knew as soon as I said it what the right answer was.

Oh well, was a terrific experience and we were outclassed. Was just very glad to have had a chance to take part given Oriel's hiatus from the show for over a decade.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:29 pm
by Adam Gillard
Eoin Monaghan wrote: RE the quarks; not gonna lie, by this stage I knew we were out and that I hadn't buzzed in yet - as soon as Jeremy mentioned quarks I ran through them in my head (saying up!)
I thought he said "quartz" so I was completely bamboozled. I pronounce it to rhyme with "barks" rather than "forks" so that's probably why.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:06 pm
by Peter Mabey
Quarks rhymes with marks, as they were named for "three quarks for muster Marks" in Joyce's Finnegans wake (which I think alludes to the hoarse cry of a bird) :ugeek:

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:24 am
by Martin Hurst
I thought the Verbivores were vvul on OC this week - stitched up by awful categories in the last round. Was almost as if it was a deliberate ploy by the producers...... :shock:

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:29 pm
by Adam Gillard
Alas, poor Warwick. Seagull was flying tonight.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:30 pm
by Thomas Cappleman
Unlucky there Giles - Bobby Seagull's a machine, and the bonuses you did get just didn't seem to fall well for you.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:35 am
by Graeme Cole
Adam Gillard wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Seagull was flying tonight.
And shitting over everyone else.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:17 pm
by sean d
Apterous 'unlimited' format fans will have been pleased to see MATAMATA and CARACARA included in UC questions last week.

A lot of Only Connect was outrageously difficult again this week. And I thought it was incredibly harsh not to allow human figures on the logos of the NBA, Kappa etc, because they're specifically 'silhouettes of human figures'.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:44 pm
by Thomas Carey
Joseph Krol is on next year's UC for Corpus, Cambridge

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:13 pm
by Innis Carson
Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:44 pm
Joseph Krol is on next year's UC for Corpus, Cambridge
And I'll be on for Edinburgh. Wonder if there's ever been a apterite v apterite match before?

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:34 pm
by Thomas Cappleman
Giles and team showing how to do a proper comeback on UC tonight. Brilliantly stressful watching.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:58 pm
by Jon O'Neill
That was brilliant. Amazing that if Bristol had got up and left the set with 10 minutes to go they'd be through!

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:57 pm
by Adam Gillard
Wooow! Got a bit overexcited applauding at nearly midnight catching up on this! When they had that double music round and Bristol were miles ahead I thought it was all over purely from a time perspective - well done Giles and Warwick! :)

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:19 am
by Marc Meakin
I've never heard a more energetic answer than the " Fritz Lang " the transgender girl gave at the denouement

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:24 am
by Matty Artell
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:19 am
I've never heard a more energetic answer than the " Fritz Lang " the transgender girl gave at the denouement
"The transgender girl" isn't really necessary, she has this handy thing that you can use to more easily identify her - it's called a name.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:52 am
by Marc Meakin
Matty Artell wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:24 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:19 am
I've never heard a more energetic answer than the " Fritz Lang " the transgender girl gave at the denouement
"The transgender girl" isn't really necessary, she has this handy thing that you can use to more easily identify her - it's called a name.
Yes sorry it's Sophie Rudd.
I have trouble remembering names. The irony being that I could only find her name on Google by typing " Transgender girl on University Challenge "

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:02 pm
by Adam Gillard
Another good performance from Warwick there but Wolfson were also on good form. Great run Giles and team, well done!

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:57 am
by Marc Meakin
Well done son of Cropper, a real tour de force there.
Rudd had a bit of an off day by her (?) standards

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:46 am
by Marc Meakin
Well done Graham and his team......Good luck in the semis.
Although a little disappointed at your lack of Prince knowledge :D

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:20 pm
by Marc Meakin
Only Connect, best episode ever.
Well done.
Also a good episode for me, surprisingly got more right
than usual.

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:04 pm
by Adam Gillard
Just caught up on the last two Only Connects. Well done, Verbivores! I thoroughly enjoyed Graeme's disbelieving facepalming in the closing credits of both episodes :)

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:01 pm
by Matt Morrison