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BS: we need a new verb

25 Mar 19 - 10:30 AM (#3984502)
Subject: BS: we need a new verb
From: Big Al Whittle

The TV quizmaster says, Which two foods go together?
Fish and

1) aubergines
2) mascarpone
3) chips

Now the answer is of course chips. However the contestant doesn't answer directly. Instead, we go through a tour of the alternatives

'Well I suppose it could be fish and aubergines - certainly something like that is rumoured to be Vladimir Putin's favourite breakfast. And if you go round about daybreak to the dockside bars in Palermo, you'll often see the Sicilian peasant fishermen having a breakfast mascarpone cheese and swordfish, washed down with the local brandy before they set out fo the day's fishing. But I think in this case....the answer is ....chips!'


25 Mar 19 - 10:43 AM (#3984504)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: punkfolkrocker

My mrs will sit through hours of this bollocks on the telly
if I don't insist I want the BBC news headlines on every now and then...

Bloody Sky quiz channels... repeats from donkey's years ago..

Bloody smug contestants..
Pedantic prats with absolutely no personality
trying to impress audiences with their vast knowledge and amazing wit...

But from a social history point of view
we get to see the worst crap shirts and jumpers ever worn in public...


25 Mar 19 - 11:41 AM (#3984506)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Mrrzy

Wait, what do we need a verb for? Dithering?


25 Mar 19 - 11:51 AM (#3984509)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: punkfolkrocker

smug waffling...


25 Mar 19 - 01:08 PM (#3984515)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Bonzo3legs

Dithering - corbyning !!!


25 Mar 19 - 01:17 PM (#3984517)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: punkfolkrocker

Bonz - now I wouldn't be surprised if most of these telly quiz contestants are tories...???


25 Mar 19 - 01:34 PM (#3984520)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: David C. Carter

Lavatories.


26 Mar 19 - 04:39 AM (#3984580)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Mr Red

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.


26 Mar 19 - 05:00 AM (#3984582)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Stanron

I gave up watching Pointless when I realised that there probably had not been any need for research at all. The producers could just give the prize to whoever they thought to be the 'best' looking candidates. You know how, in so called reality TV, producers push the candidates in ways to produce the 'best' program? Nothing to do with reality but everything to do with cooking the books.


26 Mar 19 - 05:06 AM (#3984585)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Acorn4

You don't have to have new verbs you can just turn nouns and adjectives into verbs - it saves money:-

To "big up"something.

To "medal" at a sports event.


26 Mar 19 - 08:12 AM (#3984607)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Donuel

Subspencefully


26 Mar 19 - 11:36 AM (#3984640)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Big Al Whittle

Circumanswering of the day
Who led the British fleet at The Battle of Trafalgar? Was it:-
!) Marie Curie
2) Edgar Allan Poe
3) Lord Horatio Nelson

Tricky one ! Of Course, Pierre and Marie Curie famously enjoyed several holidays in the Mon Repose Guest House, and Pierre had his dirty postcards business on the front in Whitley bay, which is a bay - not unlike Trafalgar. Edgar Allan Poe was around at that time, but whether his preoccupation with narcolepsy and recreational drugs would have left time for naval engagements is doubtful. Therefore the answer is Lord Horatio Nelson.


26 Mar 19 - 04:54 PM (#3984676)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Bee-dubya-ell

The new verb is "asterisk".

It's an acronym for "ask stupid things even rank idiots should know".


26 Mar 19 - 09:46 PM (#3984705)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Donuel

My favorite game show is 'What's My Disease?'


26 Mar 19 - 10:19 PM (#3984708)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Steve Shaw

A few years ago I was watching the Olympic men's diving on the telly and heard the commentator explain that one chap had scored more points than another in a certain round because, by choosing a more complicated dive, he had out-degree-of-difficultied him.


26 Mar 19 - 10:20 PM (#3984709)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Steve Shaw

Difficulted???


26 Mar 19 - 11:00 PM (#3984712)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Mrrzy

Donuel... Firesign Theater?


27 Mar 19 - 05:06 AM (#3984735)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Acorn4

He'd obviously been involved in a bit of "upskilling"?


27 Mar 19 - 09:31 AM (#3984752)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Donuel

Mrzzy YES, hand me the pliers.
It is glaringly apparent that we are all bozos on this bus.
All hail Marx and Lennon.


27 Mar 19 - 11:08 AM (#3984771)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Big Al Whittle

Circumanswering of the day

When something is said to be printed in the newspaper,   is it said to be there in black and:-

1) proud
2) blue
3) white

Very, very tricky one! Of course "I'm black and proud" comes from the Humphrey Bogart /Lauren Bacall Movie , They died with their Boots On. But the black, in that case, referred to boots rather than newspapers. The Black and Blue is the national flag of Central Lesotho. Therefore the answer is white.


27 Mar 19 - 11:32 AM (#3984776)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Donuel

Who is diagnosed with Narcissism Disorder?
1 Donald Trump
2 I. Trump
3 Donald Trump Jr.

1 Since there I no Presidential title this would refer to an early Trump when the diagnosis did not exist. 2 is like the movie 'I Frankenstein' where the narrator is the main character and #3 is the early and expensive cloning attempt for organ replacements.
So the answer is Trump.


27 Mar 19 - 12:00 PM (#3984782)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: punkfolkrocker

Is hosting a telly quiz show...


A] a fulfilling showbiz success pinnacle of your career ?

B] something you need to have a word with your agent about ?

C] the start of a downward spiral into despair, addiction, and tabloid press scandals ?


27 Mar 19 - 12:12 PM (#3984786)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Donuel

There is a Republican bill that makes hosting a telly quiz show a pre requisite for running for President.


27 Mar 19 - 04:42 PM (#3984814)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Big Al Whittle

one word seems a bit inadequate for the present President.


28 Mar 19 - 01:05 PM (#3984928)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Little Hawk

How about "codswalloping"? (Blithering on in a useless, pointless, but attention-getting manner.)


28 Mar 19 - 02:28 PM (#3984937)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Big Al Whittle

one of the following is a breed of dog, which one:-

a) German Shepherd
b) Texas Longhorn
c) Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Crafty one this. An attempt by the quiz setter to really confuse things. A Texas Longhorn is a type of cow that lives in Texas in the Southern part of the USA. NOT to be confused with The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, a record featuring the work of Bruce Langhorne. Despite the effort to confuse us with Langhorne and Longhorn - the correct answer is German Shepherd.


28 Mar 19 - 04:12 PM (#3984950)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Little Hawk

HA! HA! HA!   Very tricky.


30 Mar 19 - 05:27 PM (#3985165)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Big Al Whittle

Winston Churchill was named after:

1) An obscure brand of cigarette
2) The Beatles rhythm guitarist
3) Mr Churchill, his Dad.

Embodying all that is best in English sportsmanship the Winston cigarette advert featuring a young tweedy English carrying a shotgun on the grouse moor - that may well have inspired the Churchills to name their son when the ad appeared in Readers Digest.
Could Winston Churchill be the Working Class Hero referred to Penny Lane? My instincts lead me to think otherwise.....


30 Mar 19 - 06:02 PM (#3985174)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: keberoxu

You all sound as though
you have been spending too much time
in and around
the dreaded
lime jello pit.

Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese SURPRISEEEE


01 Apr 19 - 03:01 AM (#3985298)
Subject: RE: BS: we need a new verb
From: Ebbie

Whoa, Keberoxu! You could bring me over to the old dude's opinion with that one.