Pericles, that's 12 -15 seconds more than I've watched of - er - what was the programme called again? |
I've grumbled about, for instance, "TV" quizzes being entirely _American_ TV, and literature quizzes being 7/10 or 8/15 Stephen King and aliases.
There is a thread in the forums about Americacentricity of quizzes. The response was maybe, but there's a huge majority of American members. If you want more non-American quizzes, write them.
Or, if you want quizzes about other authors, write them. I wonder how many quizzes about Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Kate Grenville, Saul Bellow, Lynne Reid Banks, it would take to dilute the King questions to a representative, manageable number.
What normally happens with threads like these is an editor watches for a while, says the solution is in our hands, and closes the thread.
Reply #21. Oct 31 11, 1:28 AM
Imagine my horror, truly, when I saw the Expert topic, "Halloween" and thought it was going to be about the whacky holiday! But noooooo! It was about the series of horror films. I know nothing about "Halloween," the films, and I'd prefer to keep it that way, but it was pretty funny. Maybe you had to be there...|
Reply #22. Oct 31 11, 4:19 AM
God, I HATE "Survivor" questions! |
Reply #23. Nov 12 11, 2:14 AM
Agreed about "Halloween." I thought with the Christmas category being about the actual holiday, that Halloween would be also.|
Reply #24. Nov 13 11, 9:46 PM
It shows "movies" under Halloween. |
Reply #25. Nov 13 11, 10:14 PM
And by the way? The answer is yes, Chad Ochocinco WAS on Dancing With The Stars!|
I just have to ask, even though I may live to regret it... who or what are "The Goons"?
Reply #26. Nov 15 11, 5:21 AM
My confusion results from the Category 'Card Games' and it shows a person's hand with a deck of playing cards ace through 10, and then the questions are about The Gathering cards or Pokemon cards. That seems a bit misleading to me, it would be better if there was a seperate category for 'Collectors Cards'. What do you think?|
Reply #27. Nov 17 11, 8:31 PM
I with you all the way on Card Games and all those Pokemon questions that show up. I think they need a separate category.|
And I just have to ask, one more time... who or what are "The Goons"?
Are we talking about "The Goon Sisters" from the old, old, old Popeye cartoons?
Reply #28. Nov 18 11, 2:41 AM
I expect the questions referred to The Goon Show, which featured Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. It was a radio series, believed to one of Prince Charles's favourites. It was a sort of forerunner of Monty Python with some surreal humour.|
Reply #29. Nov 19 11, 3:34 PM
Oh, thank you, rossian. I've never heard of that show.|
In my TV Celebrities Expert game I just played, 9 of the 15 were "Survivor" questions. Those were the 9 I got wrong.
No matter how many times they put those in front of me, I will never know them because my brain isn't absorbing what unknown person during their 15 minutes of fame on a dirty, smelly island requested what luxury item, while sand fleas were burrowing into their skin.
I really think "Survivor" needs its own category. Once they are off the island or out of the desert or gone from wherever it is they go, don't they just slip off into obscurity? I've never heard of any of them, before, during, or after. Other than the winner who went to prison for tax evasion, and that guy was obviously no brain trust.
Reply #30. Nov 20 11, 12:18 AM
You're one up on me, then, because I haven't heard of any of them, at all, ever, and actually I really don't want to know anything about them either. I'm not sure that they are even shown in the UK. Clearly, some people love the show as there are so many quizzes about it. Sometimes I even fluke a correct answer. The Goons are a bit different as they did have talent, but I can understand that they are better known in the UK than elsewhere. To redress the balance, I have no idea who hosted which game show when on American television, which is why I don't play the television category unless I really have no choice.|
Reply #31. Nov 22 11, 12:11 PM
I just played a Mixed TV Stars Expert Game and 10 of the 15 questions were concerning the 'reality show' Survivor. I've never watched more than 5 seconds of the show. It is not for me. Really 10 of 15, that seems like that quiz was constructed by someone with not too much imagination, or a bot with a limited alphabet, like maybe only 's'. Come on man!|
Reply #32. Nov 25 11, 12:49 AM
Is this EVER going to change?|
I've NEVER seen the opening of Survivor read
Starring Colby Donaldson or who ever
When you are on a game show (even a long one) you are
a CONTESTANT. (not a TV Star)
When you move on to host (Elzabeth) "The View" / (Hunter) "Tactical to Practical" might be considered a star/celebrity. But Rodger, Marilyn, Joe, Bill, Bob......
NOT TV STARS. ARGH.
Reply #33. Nov 25 11, 12:51 AM
Maddening, aren't they? Maybe that's why they're "Survivors." I don't know them and I don't like them and I don't want to know or like them, but they just keep turning up, like so many Pokemon and Magic questions in "Card Games" and "Harry Potter" and LOTR in everything. I was almost tempted once to read all the HP books, just so I would know the answers, but then I returned to my senses. |
I did read the LOTR books when I was 11 and they were mildly entertaining, but I only liked The Hobbit, and that isn't even considered part of the trilogy.
And while I've read the entire Stephen King Dark Tower Series, it only made sense at the time and I don't remember any of it when I need some recall for trivia questions.
And oh, don't get me started on "Musicals" ...
Reply #34. Nov 27 11, 1:41 AM
See, I do love the Musicals category...though I understand that most people aren't happy to see an entire topic on the musical Rent or Into the Woods (though it does pad my stats). But at least you know what you're getting into there. I think of TV stars as Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Laurie, Monty Python/Kids in the Hall/SNL/SCTV, or any number of actual stars. Maybe this is a complaint to send to the Quiz Authors Guild...see if they can boost up the TV Stars category enough so that the folks at FT can create a TV Stars and a Reality TV category. |
Reply #35. Nov 28 11, 6:29 PM
I'm not complaining about Musicals. I just think it's odd when there are 7 "Wicked" questions and 0 "West Side Story" questions. Or not even 1 "Wizard of Oz" question.|
What about "Oklahoma," or more than two "Phantom of the Opera" questions, or "South Pacific"? "Peter Pan" fits in there and is definitely a musical.
And I find the "Rent" questions to be so obscure. I've never seen this musical, mind you, and it has no appeal to me, at all, but when the topic is "Musicals O-Z" I can think of many more than just "Wicked" and "Rent." But those are the ones that show up, along with at least one from "Sweeney Todd" and the occasional "Willy Wonka" question.
It's just an odd topic when it's limited to O-Z, I think. Just my opinion.
Reply #36. Dec 01 11, 12:02 AM
It's not that odd really - there are 57 quizzes on 'Rent', 52 on 'Wicked' and 2 each on 'Wizard of Oz' and 'West Side Story'. There are none on 'Peter Pan'. The only anomaly if you're not getting many questions on 'Phantom' is that there are 49 of these quizzes, so they should crop up more.|
Reply #37. Dec 01 11, 1:41 AM
What is Champion CLO ?|
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