It felt fitting to spend my final night in Edinburgh staying in to watch University Challenge, particularly when the programme featured heavily in what I might grandiosely call the finale of last year’s show.
For those who didn’t see it, it ended with me holding the eighteen-second long top E Bill Withers sings at the end of his hit 'Lovely Day' over a clip from the programme where two teams sat in silence for the same time period, unable to identify an audio clip of the Manic Street Preachers' 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’; you had to be there for it to make sense.
Tonight’s episode was a relatively sedate affair, save the fact it featured not one but two turtle-neck sweaters, which are always a treat. As ever, I tweeted along with proceedings; see below for what was said:
|Oxford Brookes Vs. Courtauld Institute of Art (28.08.17)|
8:00PM: ...and cue the social outcasts.8:01PM: General knowledge, Jeremy? GENERAL KNOWLEDGE? I don't think so.8:02PM: Is Lewis actually Dom Joly?8:02PM: Look at Shepherd.8:03PM: Vanover has come dressed for the front cover of With The Beatles.8:05PM: Oxford Brookes sounds like an author.8:05PM: Shepherd doesn't sound like how he looks.8:07PM: I'm still recovering from De Bock saying, "Guten tag."
8:10PM: Shepherd reminds me of a young Eric Morecambe.
8:10PM: De Bock's beard isn't.8:12PM: Shepherd's glasses get bigger the longer you look.8:13PM: The Shitting Forecast.
8:15PM: Shepherd is Dennis with glasses.
8:18PM: John Coltrane's version of Summertime: because there's nothing quite like covering a song while avoiding all the notes.8:20PM: Shepherd's glasses were drawn on with a marker pen.8:24PM: The only correct answer I've got so far was 'Billie Holiday'; back to the swamp for me.8:25PM: Tilling's 'Oxford Brookes De Bock' has a beat and you can dance to it.
8:28PM: "We will, we will De Bock you."