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Have we done "Pointless"?
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TOPIC: Have we done "Pointless"?

posted 07-02-2013 14:21
I got nine pointless answers on the football managers round yesterday. It should've been even more but missed the detail about caretakers being allowed.
posted 08-02-2013 17:16
frontier psychiatrist wrote:
I got nine pointless answers on the football managers round yesterday. It should've been even more but missed the detail about caretakers being allowed.

What was the question?
posted 08-02-2013 17:20
Name nine pointless football managers...
posted 08-02-2013 18:58
It was name managers of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City during the time that Alex Ferguson has been in charge at Manchester United.
posted 08-02-2013 19:01
Gangster Octopus wrote:
Name nine pointless football managers...


Gordon Fucking Strachan for a start!
posted 08-02-2013 19:03
southportzeb wrote:
It was name managers of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City during the time that Alex Ferguson has been in charge at Manchester United.


Going to have to catch up on iplayer, though I would have gone for Bobby Campbell.
posted 24-03-2013 11:33
Watched a Pointless from a few days ago on catch-up last night, to witness what Richard Osman said was probably his favourite answer ever. Picture question in the H2H round, five images supposed to indicate signs of the zodiac. One pair of contestants opted for the picture of old-fashioned balancing scales, and did some slightly too-subtle thinking. Brilliant.
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posted 24-03-2013 15:31
I've just done the "When it it good tactics to deliberately mess up your first go in hope that the jackpot goes up?" calculation. The answer is that it depends on the size of the jackpot, how confident you are of getting to the final and how often jackpots get won. If you're 50% certain or less of getting to the final it's never in your interests to play that trick, but if you're more than 50% certain it can be, depending on those three factors. The tactic is favoured by low jackpots, low jackpot winning frequencies and high confidence of getting to the final.
posted 27-03-2013 07:27
Who are those two brothers who tuck their bad shirts in to their bad jeans? They gave me the creeps.
posted 27-03-2013 08:05
Not being sartorially-inclined to any degree, I never noticed, but how unlucky were that Round 1 team to go out on 7 - everyone else appeared to be geographic geniuses?
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posted 27-03-2013 09:13
I think it was more the case that they'd familiarised themselves with the Pointless roster of tiny countries.
posted 27-03-2013 23:42
A few weeks back there was a round of "Fictional Mothers" - name any offspring of any of the characters from this list. A round where there are few enough correct answers for Richard to read each one out along with the score it would have got, all except my answer of Hugo Simpson, evil conjoined twin of Bart.
Last Edit: 27-03-2013 23:42:46 by Crystal Staples.
posted 25-04-2013 19:39
I hadn't a fucking clue as to who plays at the "Matchroom Stadium"...
posted 26-04-2013 00:00
Orient?
posted 26-04-2013 10:15
Could a man who's spent 23 years in the Metropolitan Police really not know what a consonant is?

If so, wow.
posted 26-04-2013 10:18
10^7 guests wrote:
Orient?

Whenever I've been, they've played at Brisbane Road...
posted 26-04-2013 10:21
Gangster Octopus wrote:
10^7 guests wrote:
Orient?

Whenever I've been, they've played at Brisbane Road...


It's the official name due to Barry Hearn's sponsorship.
posted 26-04-2013 10:40
Indeed. Has been for over a decade now. But even Hearn never calls it anything other thn Brisbane Rd publicly.
posted 05-06-2013 17:59
Bloody hell. The couple today chose 'Scandinavian Playwrights' - plays by Henrik Ibsen. One answer with one point and two pointless answers.

They were good.
posted 05-06-2013 20:53
They were good, yeah, but at the same time it's a bit of a know-it-or-you-don't thing, isn't it? You either say "who's Henrik Ibsen?", or you say "ummm I only know Hedda Gabler, Peer Gynt and A Doll's House", or you actually know about Ibsen, in which case almost any of his other plays will be pointless. Happy to see them win, rather than the copper, though.
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