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Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-04-2015, 09:18
Replies: 2,704
Views: 255,659
Posted By atg
Yes I know. Fancy having to give a precise answer...

Yes I know. Fancy having to give a precise answer in a self-styled intelligent tv quiz. What were they thinking? We should be thankful we live in more enlightened times where you only have to have a...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-04-2015, 18:14
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Hilarious. Has your friend admitted she was wrong...

Hilarious. Has your friend admitted she was wrong about the question being unfair yet? I think not.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-04-2015, 18:13
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Oh stop being a complete fool. The bottom line...

Oh stop being a complete fool.

The bottom line is that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the question, and if Loveday agreed with the complaint then he either a) didn't understand the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-04-2015, 00:03
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
For crying out loud :D Ok, listen very carefully...

For crying out loud :D

Ok, listen very carefully because I will say this only once.

It is nonsense to suggest that the question we heard was unfair or some sort of trick because many of the UC...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2015, 22:47
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
No, just giving him the benefit of the doubt in...

No, just giving him the benefit of the doubt in not actually being a moron thinking this question was in any way unfair, assuming the version of it that was actually broadcast was the version Quinn...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2015, 21:05
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Nah, just over the years I reckon I might have...

Nah, just over the years I reckon I might have picked up a little knowledge of how people react in certain situations. Sportingly acknowledging a beaten opponent's dubious complaint knowing that to...
Forum: General Discussion 24-04-2015, 18:54
Replies: 2,740
Views: 173,877
Posted By atg
If you are extremely dedicated and keep this up...

If you are extremely dedicated and keep this up for 18 years and 7 months you will find that the Moon appears at the same phase at the same altitude again due to the precession of the lunar nodes.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2015, 18:34
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
No, I'm just saying that as a member of the...

No, I'm just saying that as a member of the winning team, if he cared at all, he was more likely to be generous to an opponent rather than start an argument over it, and just enjoy his win...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2015, 10:44
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Ok, so he was talking nonsense too. But then like...

Ok, so he was talking nonsense too. But then like I said, he was probably just being magnanimous to the loser.
Forum: General Discussion 23-04-2015, 10:42
Replies: 2,740
Views: 173,877
Posted By atg
Yep, probably Jupiter, if your kitchen window...

Yep, probably Jupiter, if your kitchen window faces west. Look out about 3 hours earlier and you should see Venus which is even brighter. Wait until July 1st and both will be so close together that...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-04-2015, 21:59
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
I think you are making that up, or at least...

I think you are making that up, or at least misinterpreting what he actually said. He might just have been agreeing that the other answer was more or less synonymous and equally valid at the time of...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-04-2015, 20:27
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Yes, you had to go back to iplayer and discover...

Yes, you had to go back to iplayer and discover that the buzzer went while he was half way through the last word, but they seemed to be genuine.

I'm completely aghast at LittleGirlOf7's absolute...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-04-2015, 22:20
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Lots of UC questions are like that. Somebody who...

Lots of UC questions are like that. Somebody who knows about antimetabolism will jump in and lose 5 points, while somebody else who also knows about chiasmus will wait and get it right. Fair enough...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-04-2015, 20:40
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
In which case you have completely misunderstood...

In which case you have completely misunderstood the whole ethos of University Challenge, which is full of questions like this. Paxman would never ever allow an answer that was correct per the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-04-2015, 18:48
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Absolutely not. The first part of the question...

Absolutely not. The first part of the question led to two equally valid answers, chiasmus and antimetabole, and the 'appendix' disambiguated between them. As I pointed out before, if he'd known the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-04-2015, 20:42
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
Takes a bit of finding...

Takes a bit of finding actually:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05rc7bj

at 22:00

"JFK's statement that 'man must put an end to wars or wars will put an end to man' is an example of what figure"...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-04-2015, 20:06
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
The twitter discussion also proves the posters...

The twitter discussion also proves the posters who thought Quinn was a bad loser completely wrong.
Forum: General Discussion 13-04-2015, 16:45
Replies: 2,740
Views: 173,877
Posted By atg
That would perhaps imply Earth's orbital speed is...

That would perhaps imply Earth's orbital speed is greater than Voyager's speed of recession. The apparent discrepancies would be due to Earth moving in opposite directions 6 months apart, catching up...
Forum: General Discussion 13-04-2015, 13:43
Replies: 2,740
Views: 173,877
Posted By atg
I'd agree with that, no way will they have enough...

I'd agree with that, no way will they have enough speed to escape the Galaxy, even if either of them were on an optimal path to do so. Does anybody know which directions they are heading in in...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-04-2015, 20:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By atg
I'm sorry I missed the first series of this as...

I'm sorry I missed the first series of this as the first three have been excellent.

I don't know why it's really billed as comedy, dark or otherwise, at all either, this seems to be Tales of the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-04-2015, 18:55
Replies: 332
Views: 45,898
Posted By atg
On Brain of Britain yesterday one of the...

On Brain of Britain yesterday one of the listeners' questions was "Why are the British 20p and 50p coins heptagonal?". The 'team' said it was the best shape for differentiating from other coins, but...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-04-2015, 18:16
Replies: 2,117
Views: 176,552
Posted By atg
Do you know if it ever came to court?

Do you know if it ever came to court?
Forum: Football 05-04-2015, 18:28
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By atg
9 and 8 respectively

9 and 8 respectively
Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-04-2015, 14:30
Replies: 2,704
Views: 255,659
Posted By atg
I missed the final, but noticed that former OC...

I missed the final, but noticed that former OC contestant Marianne Fairthorne won Mastermind the other week.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-04-2015, 01:41
Replies: 434
Views: 40,522
Posted By atg
For crying out bloody loud :D

For crying out bloody loud :D
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