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Great to see acronym's University Challenge performance on Monday -- the first time I've actually seen anybody I knew on UC! It was quite strange seeing him sitting there next to me and sitting there on the UC team on the TV... obviously quite a strange experience for him as well. ("Is that really what I look like?" -- yes, it is, and yes, you look great. :) I'm looking forward to the next installment in the New Year.

(I still vaguely regret never being on University Challenge, but I'm not going to go to the length of taking an OU degree just so I can be on it.)

Also interesting to see lusercop's fire-poi routines, though I felt a bit guilty watching it for so long as I thought the evening was supposed to be acronym's show -- at one point he seemed to feel rather upstaged by lusercop, which I think is a shame. Two very different skills, and as somebody who possesses neither of them I think they're both very impressive. (And while Paxman's sarcasm can be pretty vicious I think UC is still probably less dangerous than whirling flaming kevlar ropes around your head...)

[This was the mostly factual LJ entry. Musing to follow, if I get time/energy for it.]

Current Mood: universally challenged

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acronym From: acronym Date: October 22nd, 2003 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't feel upstaged by lusercop really; that's just my efforts at making a self-deprecating joke. I need to get better at that sort of thing; consider it item 123115 on my self-improvement list, somewhere above "get contact lenses" but below "learn Bulgarian folk dance".

I thought MBM was *awesome*. It was really cool stuff, and I wish I had the bravery and skill to pull off those kinds of tricks...

- A
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: October 22nd, 2003 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
You could see a second person you know on UC, but it would require the use of a VCR... ;-)
rejs From: rejs Date: October 22nd, 2003 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
acronym is the second person from jesus.cam.ac.uk I've known on UC, but the first was mk270 :-)

I've known a few people from uk.media.radio.archers appear too, including radinden.

Various former colleagues from astrophysics have been on TV for other reasons, mostly astrophysics-related (weird to see a guy with whom you once shared an office considered a world authority in astrophysics), but one as a Blake's 7 fan.

I wonder which TV show we can get lusercop's poi routines on?
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: October 26th, 2003 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I still vaguely regret never being on University Challenge, but I'm not going to go to the length of taking an OU degree just so I can be on it.

Next best thing: radinden's Buzzer Quiz. I still want to get a team of nice folk together to give it a crack at some point.
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