University Challenge 2016 and perhaps Only Connect Too

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Jul 2016
9:42am, 26 Jul 2016
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Wobbling
I trounced MrW 16 to ten last night. It helped that I got the first three questions right, that one of the rounds was on painkillers and the music round was on pop.
Jul 2016
9:43am, 26 Jul 2016
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Wriggling Snake
yes, being quick out of the traps always pressurizes the opposition, OH got a flyer too, I never recovered.
Jul 2016
10:35am, 26 Jul 2016
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Dvorak
Hello, late to the thread as I watched the first ones on Tivo and was avoiding any possible spoilers. Is it time to mention how much I adore Victoria again? Yes, it is :-).

However, I watched both last night. Does this series of UC have more questions in it? It feels longer and I am getting absurdly high scores without feeling I am doing that well (3/3 on rice last night and I think on the pop round. Failed to recognise dogs in paintings. First appearance of Euler this series, though not as an answer.)

A passable OC, smashed the missing vowels. I'm usually pretty good but last night it was like they were magically revealed to me. With the exception of mis-seeing (like the team) a sexy red box (ahem).

Do any of you read Weaver's Week? A long running gameshow (in its widest sense) site. Caught up after not looking for a bit. Particularly liked the 2015 awards, featuring many things which had passed me by (well, the entire 2015 Hall of Fame, except for Taskmaster). Wild Things looks stupidly excellent, something between It's a Knockout and Takeski's Castle for plushies.

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Oct 2016
10:49pm, 10 Oct 2016
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Dvorak
And that's the end of the first round proper. Wanted both teams to go through tonight - A Scottish team with Scottish students(!) and a London ex-poly who were engaging and real ie not poshoes. There seem to have been rather too many poshoes this series - perhaps they are reflecting the higher education of New Britain more accurately.

Not sure what was happening in the thinkbox tonght but I got 32 right in UC, possibly an all time high. And pretty sharp on OC as well (particularly good Victoria introduction tonight).
Oct 2016
8:03am, 11 Oct 2016
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Wriggling Snake
19 for me last night, should have got more but OH was beating me to the punch, I won 19-12 though!

NE London Poly, very good.

OC I got quit a lot of the first set of connections, I am getting used to what they are up to, a few series back I got sod all.
Oct 2016
8:18am, 11 Oct 2016
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The Teaboy
Not as good on OC tonight. A couple of weeks ago I basically nailed everything but got the Marathon question at three points this week - should have been shot not to get that one!

I watch every episode expecting to see people I know - a few of my friends have been on. OH and I are tempted to make up a team as we normally cream the missing vowels and that's where it's won and lost.
Oct 2016
8:27am, 11 Oct 2016
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Wriggling Snake
My best effort was 'Liverpool' for 3pts.
Oct 2016
8:49am, 11 Oct 2016
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Little Nemo - this kitten can
I got the marathon OC question right on the second clue as well. I would have been strict and not given them the points as they didn't say it was where they finished ;-)
Oct 2016
8:51am, 11 Oct 2016
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The Teaboy
If it was a Semi then Vicky would have been stricter
Oct 2016
10:33am, 12 Oct 2016
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Dvorak
University Challenge edit cheat shock! Contestants are stupid, Paxo revalation!!

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