The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165887 Message #3984580
Posted By: Mr Red
26-Mar-19 - 04:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: we need a new verb
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
verb - thinking aloud - ?
Have you ever watched "Pointless"? It is not the questions per se, we can all answer enough to convince ourselves we would win.
But with that prog you can play far more games with a decidedly Folk flavour.
For those who don't know the formula - the question is always "How many, of 100 asked, gave the answer you are about to give" zero being the best guess. There are real strategies based on personal knowledge and estimation of what Joe public knows. The genres of question vary but always grouped per round. Some quite specialist. Even Folk (as they see it).
As a viewer you can have your answers and compare, then guess what percentage knew the answers proffered.
Then there is the erudition of the two presenters and their interaction.
All in all Pointless entertainment.