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#692842 - Wed Feb 22 2012 10:58 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I've just been reliably informed that, at 520, ours is the third highest aggregate score in the Paxman era, and the highest since 1996 smile


Edited by doublemm (Wed Feb 22 2012 11:01 AM)
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#692884 - Wed Feb 22 2012 12:22 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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Ha! Did Paxman tell you that himself? Will he ever apologise for grilling me over the phone? Will my phone ever stop shaking? Did I really say "yes", "no", and "bye" to Mr M&S Underwear? Buzz in whenever you're ready!

PS It was a stunningly good match, I might even have watched the last ten minutes again, given that the first time round I was hiding behind the sofa.
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#693733 - Fri Feb 24 2012 02:52 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Lol, I wish I could have heard this conversation.

Also, some kind soul has uploaded the video on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quQcGea_m-E
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#693807 - Fri Feb 24 2012 07:03 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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In the words of my older son, that was 'totally awesome'! Thanks for posting the youtube link, Mike. I wish we received this show in Oz.

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#693909 - Sat Feb 25 2012 07:55 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: MikeMaster99]
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I'm glad it's on Youtube and thanks for the link, Mike. I shall certainly watch it again - I missed a lot by peeping through my fingers in an agony of suspense.
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#773273 - Sat Feb 25 2012 04:35 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I found this write-up about the match for anyone who's interested. Mike is described as 'predatory'!

http://lifeaftermastermind.blogspot.com/2012/02/university-challenge-quarter-final_25.html


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#773317 - Sat Feb 25 2012 10:13 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Thanks for posting the link, it was great fun to watch. Good luck for the next one.
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#775644 - Sun Mar 04 2012 04:42 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: zorba_scank]
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Hi everyone. Manchester play Worcester, Oxford tomorrow night (8pm BBC2) in a semi-final match. Make sure you tune in smile
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#775647 - Sun Mar 04 2012 05:18 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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I hope it's less stressful to watch than the last match - and that you won!
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#775661 - Sun Mar 04 2012 08:21 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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Originally Posted By: doublemm
Hi everyone. Manchester play Worcester, Oxford tomorrow night (8pm BBC2) in a semi-final match. Make sure you tune in smile


I wouldn't miss it for the world!
Too late to wish you good luck but I'm pretty sure it'll be another nailbiter! grin

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#775746 - Sun Mar 04 2012 10:49 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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We have an itsy bitsy case of divided loyalties in the Llamas. We've had to put one of our members in a paddock of her own while she ruminates on her memories of life at Oxford when she was at Worcester College so that her screams of anguish don't disturb Mike's concentration. Or his screams don't penetrate her reverie. One or the other. wink
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#776245 - Mon Mar 05 2012 03:00 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Whoa, Mike!

"And the wheels of the team bus went round and round..."
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#776269 - Mon Mar 05 2012 04:10 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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So the Llamas couldn't lose either way. At least this week's viewing left my nails intact.
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#776376 - Tue Mar 06 2012 12:33 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Good game Mike...I knew at least THREE whole answers tonight! wink

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#776428 - Tue Mar 06 2012 04:46 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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Any chance of a YouTube link like last time?

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#776443 - Tue Mar 06 2012 06:48 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: DaisiJ]
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Thanks for making things a lot less stressful this time!
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#776465 - Tue Mar 06 2012 09:37 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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Once again that was brilliant, and I agree, at least for us, viewing it was much less stressful!

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#779331 - Fri Mar 16 2012 09:14 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: szabs]
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Advance warning. If you can watch the BBC live: Monday 8.00 p.m., the Final! Followed at around 8.26 by the presentation of the trophy at Clarence House by the Duchess of Cornwall. We wondered why Doublemm had been bobbing around a lot, he was practising his curtsey. wink

If you can't watch live, get your iPlayer tuned in and working!
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#779507 - Sat Mar 17 2012 06:08 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'll try and remember!
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#779548 - Sat Mar 17 2012 01:24 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: JaneMarple]
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I'll be there, watching, wondering, hoping.
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#779574 - Sat Mar 17 2012 05:37 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I believe it's right foot behind left Mike...or was that left foot behind right? Oh dear oh dear....what's a fellow to do? Either way, I'm sure you'll be most charming! wink

Will be watching on Monday night with bated breath! Good luck to you and your fantastic team!
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#779965 - Mon Mar 19 2012 08:01 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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At 7.00 p.m. there's a documentary on BBC2 about the history of University Challenge which has been shown for 50 years in the UK (it was originally based on an American show, College Bowl). And while you're waiting for this evening's excitement, here's an interview with three of the Manchester team, including our very own Doublemm aka Mike McKenna:

http://youtu.be/UfVNl62Zpas
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#779984 - Mon Mar 19 2012 11:20 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Leaving the house soon for a meal with friends before my final TV appearance (unless I my student debt takes over and I apply to be on 'Pointless'). Just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone for your support. It's made the whole experience much better.
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#779989 - Mon Mar 19 2012 11:51 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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I will be cheering for you and your team, all the way from Spain, all the best of luck.

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#779990 - Mon Mar 19 2012 11:58 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: szabs]
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Thanks Flopsy for posting the youtube interview, it was most enjoyable.

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