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Friday, February 27, 2009

Clever students

Mikey has written before about the appeal of University Challenge being diminished by the high quantity of older students participating. Somehow it isn't so impressive to answer questions correctly when you have had longer in life to acquire knowledge. It is even more dubious when the "students" concerned are, er, not actually students. Mikey is obviously too old and too stupid to appear on this show, but he reckons the questions have been generally easier this series than in the past.

The latest series has finished this week, and much fuss has been made about Gail Trimble, the captain of the triumphant Corpus Christi, Oxford team. She is 26, so she is not old, but is more senior than the student stereotype. But she appears to have been criticised by some people who are clearly far less clever and (by all accounts) nice than Miss Trimble.

And I'm sure the same can be said about those who have criticised another student who appeared this series. Pathetic. Just because one of the Queens' team was called Mingers.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Prescott is back

This month, John Prescott was a guest on Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 show. The BBC website currently links to this from the network's homepage.

Just one thing - Prescott is no longer the Deputy Prime Minister.