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#650386 - Mon Aug 29 2011 10:41 AM University Challenge - UK alert
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Tonight, 8 p.m. on BBC2, University Challenge - drum roll - representing the University of Manchester we have masquerading as a "first year undergraduate reading Biochemistry", yes it's a Llama!

Bit pointless wishing Doublemm luck as the show was recorded months ago but we still don't know what happened... Go Mike!
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#650390 - Mon Aug 29 2011 11:08 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Doublemm (Peanut) always does his best. cool

Plus, he is a Llama. wink

No contest! He is a winner! smile

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#650399 - Mon Aug 29 2011 12:34 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Daymare]
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Thanks for letting us know, Flopsy. I always watch this anyway but it will be with added interest now.
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#650403 - Mon Aug 29 2011 02:19 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Congrats. I rarely watch, but I actually knew a few of the answers this time. Must be interesting to play

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#650451 - Mon Aug 29 2011 06:59 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: malik24]
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I LOVE University Challenge...watch it every week here in the colonies. I'll be glued to the old laptop tonight when the quizzes are done and the kids are in bed. Thanks Flopsy! And good luck Mike! grin

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#650519 - Tue Aug 30 2011 04:43 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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Thanks for the support smile. It was fun, but nerve-wracking.
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#650521 - Tue Aug 30 2011 05:09 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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You did well, Mike. Buzzing in for the first starter was brave. I think I'd be paralyzed by fear.
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#663254 - Tue Oct 25 2011 08:31 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Hi all, my second round match will be shown on 21st November, BBC2 8pm.
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#669646 - Mon Nov 21 2011 08:46 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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University Challenge tonight! Watch the llama star - or sink into oblivion, we're not quite sure yet which it will be... wink
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#669673 - Mon Nov 21 2011 11:23 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm sure he'll be a star, even if his team loses.
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#669696 - Mon Nov 21 2011 01:22 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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He got a few marriage offers via Twitter after his performance last time. I think that made him sweat more than the programme.

Not that I copied them on to the Llamas' messageboard at all... would I do that? laugh
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#669718 - Mon Nov 21 2011 03:49 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Are you sure the marriage offers weren't from you? Well done, Mike - another stellar performance.
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#669727 - Mon Nov 21 2011 04:05 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I'm not going to marry anyone who buzzes in on a question about myxomatosis! laugh
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#669747 - Mon Nov 21 2011 05:12 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm sure you were his inspiration for that answer, Flopsy.
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#669751 - Mon Nov 21 2011 05:24 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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LOL, you may be right. tongue
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#669897 - Tue Nov 22 2011 05:37 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Congratulations again to Mike and Manchester.
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#669920 - Tue Nov 22 2011 09:13 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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I watched them all but only found this today- are there any replays about so I can put a face to the name? I'd have loved to go on myself, but I was at a polytechnic and although they've been on a few times since they became a university it was long after I'd been and gone. It would almost be worth doing another course now just for a chance as I've been playing along with my mother for years and can both keep up although it took me many quizzes playing here to catch her up.

We did have a team member on Mastermind on Friday as well who I luckily did recognise but came a bit late to this one blush
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#669971 - Wed Nov 23 2011 02:15 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: satguru]
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It's on the BBC website, Satguru, so you should be able to catch up with it.
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#669986 - Wed Nov 23 2011 09:06 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Alas the BBC doesn't allow we colonials to watch anything. I suppose your poor cousins in the Antipodes will be able to see it on youtube perchance? *tugs forelock*
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#669988 - Wed Nov 23 2011 09:24 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Here's the epidsode

If you need a proxy server to watch it there are plenty of safe ones to choose from.
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#669989 - Wed Nov 23 2011 09:36 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: satguru]
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I'm sending you a note Tizzabelle - several non-UK Llamas have been able to watch via a proxy so the same method should work for you. If anyone else wants to know how, just let me know.

PS It's not illegal!
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#669993 - Wed Nov 23 2011 11:09 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Brilliant! I can now watch the English Auntie laugh Well done Manchester! I felt so ignorant for most of it but I take consolation in knowing the Shakespearean quote that even Oxford didn't know. One does have to take solace in small victories wink
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#674227 - Mon Dec 19 2011 08:49 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Tonight Manchester's team bus tries to run over University College London...
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#674231 - Mon Dec 19 2011 09:34 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Let's hope there are no questions about rabbits tonight - no Fatal Attraction, or Mr McGregor to frighten our very own bunny rabbit.
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#685270 - Mon Jan 30 2012 06:52 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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And here we go again... tonight, ladies and gents, at 8.00 p.m. on BBC2, the jumper-wearing Mancunians face the Geordies in what is a deciding match, roll up, roll up (and I don't mean Mike the Llama's collar) (or a crafty smoke behind the bikeshed - English is such a wonderful language, why do things have so many meanings?). In the current round, the teams play best of three and both Manchester and Newcastle have each lost one game already so whoever loses tonight is on the bus home. Which as the programme is recorded in Manchester wouldn't be far for some of them.

I'm beginning to feel myxomatosis creeping up on me but I should be okay, they can't ask the same question twice. smile

Can they? eek
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