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COME ON MANCHESTER
BURN TRIMBLE, BURN
I CANNOT STAND THAT BOOKISH KNOW-IT-ALL TROLLOPE
I predict a Corpus Christi 230-195 win though, that said.
On a personal note, I'll be happy with anything over 5 correct answers and taking the Flatmate title outright. We go into the final tied at 2-2. TENSE TIMES. Trimble doesn't even know the half of it.
I'ma come round your flat and hustle you both.
My chances of victory rest on two things and two things alone. The music round not being classical, and the picture round involving flags.
5-4 this series. He has come back from 4-0 down the little cunt.
I liked O'Leary and i am sad his team got knocked out. I said it.
I'll put a fiver on him powering through, leaving you distraught at a solves-bugger-all,-this 5-5 draw.
19? i didn't think he stood a chance when i text him my result. bastard.
We should have a champions-of-champions off. Joe Mahon is banned from attending. I don't trust him.
I tend to get about a dozen questions a show correct. Anyone want to compete via skype?
If I saw her in the street I would gob in her face
... but don't hate her, more bewildered at how she knows all that ridiculous stuff.
Corpus Christi were comfortable but not convincing last week and Trimble got 2 starter questions wrong (shock!), so I'll be optimistic and go for Manchester by 10
Damn, I'd better find my tv power lead then. She was in yesterday's papers and I'm dead curious to see her.
Also, 'hot'? wut lol?
Just so I could spaff in her eyes and declare victory for state education
CICERO DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING, DID HE BITCH
I’m setting myself up for disappointment, but come on Manchester!
She's clever. And she's not gonna hide it!
I think the weird smirky thing is more because she's shy (so say people who know her). If it's not - well, I dunno, maybe going on University Challenge is about as Challenging as going on Eggheads for her?
With your rational logic
I HATE HER
You could probably fit them both in.
are you taking the shy thing from the Observer article?
she's the team captain!
the shy thing was quoted in a blog
also, i've seen her earlier (haven't watched in the past month, maybe she's gone into smirk overdrive) and she didn't annoy me. just seemed to be rather unashamedly geeky in a girl's school kind of way.
trimble wouldn't make that mistake
but it's guaranteed I will hate her based on her expression in a picture in yesterday's Observer. She is page 3 news by the way, according to the Observer.
She sounded well annoying in interview. Did 4 A levels. Can't understand that for a start, when you only need do 3 (General Studies doesn't count). Nerd. Did A levels in Greek and Latin. What kind of school even offers those? Twat. Used to sing in a choir. Baseless assumption that she will go and work for a bank or some strategic consultancy. God I hate Oxford twats. Maybe I need to move on.
once I have the Observer in my hands, I am so conditioned to being massively annoyed by its content, that my threshold for annoyance is extremely low and even their birthdays list can tip me over into apoplexy, so I don't judge these things rationally. I have to usually just stick to the sport and the reviews.
much better, even if the commentary is a bit less measured
I might start reading the News of the World as at least it won't feature any posh twatty media nonces in boater shoes.
where you will be guaranteed to have more money and better shoes than any of the editing team
And it had a big "REJECTED" stamp type print on the back.
1. Why are these available for purchase? (It was a very well made hoodie - embroided badge, print never faded)
2. Mate you're at one of the best unis in the world that is statistically harder to get into than Oxbridge. MTFU
are usually even bitterer than people who went there
or something and yet she is still there. Is she doing a DPhil or do they just keep her on the payroll to do well at quizzes?
probably spent wanking over Hellenistic earthenware in the quad.
I don’t mind someone being able to recall facts. What I do mind is someone that’s so clever that the television quiz isn’t entertaining, and someone that has a series of annoying, self-satisfied mannerisms that wind me up.
bit annoyed now, will she get a job on Eggheads when it's all over? Also you can know everything in the world but if you look 50 when you're 26 you're in trouble.
but when you're not respected by the DiS community, you're nothing.
I'm impressed that people are so good.
She didn't seem smug or arrogant or anything. Me and her both guessed Caravaggio for that painting of Dante - twins.
I like how Corpus Christi kept answering really quickly all the way to the end, even when they were in front. They're the equivalent of a football team that doesn't just try to keep the ball in the corner for the last few minutes of a game they're winning. Good.
I don't get it.
I got the kit/skit question right, the petri dish question right and the Blake question right/
oh man I was on fire
I got petri dish, Gaddafi, George III and one of the decade ones. Generally though, it made me feel as inadequate as it normally does.
the Latin ones (Italian helps quite a bit obv), the music ones
but despite having a degree in Maths I can no longer get questions on vectors or do arithmetic
I'm gonna tap that ass.
also, the oxford girl wasn't half as annoying as she'd been made out to be!
Toward the end when she got happy again, though, it was pretty awful.
But in previous episodes she's just sat there smiling away in a cat-got-the-cream sort of way as she wiped the floor with opposition.
for moments like that i wish i had bought my department scarf at uni, i could have waved it above my head in a 'come on manchester, fuck em up!' fashion.
all the questions at the end were effing bizarre. AND on the last two i've seen with Corpus Christi, SO MANY have been latin-literature and language based. FIX!
anyway, what cemented my hate of Trimble was when she answered a question by leaning her chin on her hands with her elbows in front, and said smugly 'rudeness'.... yuck
Oh, Corpus Christi are losing, and lo and behold, a hundred questions on Latin and obscure English literature.
Manchester, Yeo, showed true captaincy - taking charge, putting an arm around his comrades, encouraging them to speak up.
Trimble wobbled, and Swartzman bailed her out big time.
The other three left him out of the discussion the whole time.
those strong 'n' silent types always win me over. Also I want to be Yeo's mate cos he's ace.
Also, Trimble fans will be upset to know she's turned down an offer from Nuts magazine.
a complete latin spouting, D&D playing, speccy twat, nerdy geek that probably thought the hitckhikers movie was "hilarious". Utterly hideous.
In actuality, I haven't lusted after someone this bad since that chinese girl on cbeebies...
It's like when the referee finds an extra five minutes of time when you're 1-0 up.
For those that want to know the result: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/organgrinder/2009/feb/23/watchwith-minutebyminute
while universities with only one place get to choose their team out of thousands, an Oxbridge college team only has an applicant pool of about three hundred. Manchester should have the cream out of ten thousand every time, whereas Corpus only have the best out of three hundred.
Leaving aside the rest of your – no doubt deliberately ridiculous – post, where do you think university lecturers come from?