Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another crushing win for Fools and some of us.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


For the first time in ages. A narrow 3 point win over the pigs!

Colin is being modest again. He was singlehandididddly responsible for 10/10 for the first round based on what year events took place. We did miss Mr Tim Jones when it came to the question - who was NZs first sci-fi writer with his book "blah blah AD -2000 .. and women". Former Prime Minister Julius Vogel. I wanted to shout "Tim Jones" and in fact I did.

Bill says: Well done those braniacs.I don't think I would have done particularly well on identifying rap stars. Except for Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer.

Colin says: A great win last night thanks to Peter's former colleagues in ACC (The Fools) who used encyclopaedic recall to get us 9 out of 10 for photos of rap stars. We also did well in answering questions on years and on banned books. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banned_books#A Our win got us an $80 bar tab. But The Fools enjoyed themselves so much they'll be back next week. So if we wish to partake we'll have to join them.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fast Finnish

I have recalculated the score as if we had jokered the geography round instead of space and I can declare...


But official statistics put us 4th equal. Too many Ur-Anus questions to be had in the SPACE round.

However, some good deductering in the Winter Sports round. Chicago Blackhawks is the ice hockey team and Bill correctly deducterised the name of the pilots of thunderbirds 4 and 5.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

..by that much

Well done everyone.  Pipped at the post by the Monkeys.

Of course the crucial question may have been the Dead Man's Hand question.  Answer:  Wild Bill Hickock = Wild Cat,  but we had many other nearlys as well.  Good jokering and many a fantastic story.

$50 for next time's bartab.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Solid Display

A very solid display of solidarity from our large team which consisted of Bill, Colin, Tim, Mart[ain][ane][ian], Louise and Pedro. Our guest only informed us he was a doctor after the internal to NOIDEA question of "name 10 body parts with three letters - no slang".

Also tried internally were "name the 10 ways of being dismissed in cricket".

We Jokered Music but should have been Literature as we got 10.

Try to get the 1973 song and artist from these:

Those were such happy times and not so long ago.

There was also a round called drinks when we found out that The Bloody mary is in fact knwn as the Royal Drink.

A quite solidy 2nd earning us some more bar tab for next time. Well done that team!!!

[Late addition from Bill:

See Martyn and Tim surrounded by the lost souls of The Backbencher Bar captured inadvertently in this mysterious photo.]

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A close run thing

A half mark was all that separated Team No Idea between third place and the rest of the craven masses that coveted our Bar Tab of Bronze. And we only got that because Peter noticed Mr Boycie was a bit crap on the addition stakes, so well done Peter.

Right, so we now all know there have been six incarnations of Star Trek on the telly.

Classic Trek, The Next Generation, Deep Space Yawn, Voyager, Enterprise and Number 6! The Animated Series.

The other one we missed in the Sci Fi round was the number of the crew that went to re-start the sun in the movie Sunshine. Mr Boyce got us all with his misinformation ploy and the actual answer was eight. Including Cliff Curtis who played an Arabian Eskimo Palestinian Iraqi Tongan.
The tag line for this scientific marvel was: If the Sun dies, so do we.

Other points to note was a spectacularly good connections round, 10 points on the word and the questions, and Burt Reynolds was the top box office star from 1978-1983. Who'd have thunk that?

And Evey Hammond was from V for Vendetta which Peter reckoned he suggested but as scribe I didn't hear it. Remember, I start round one a bit hard of hearing, and by round three I am usually rollicking drunk on my two pints of ale, so don't be afraid to labour the obvious.
Well done that team.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Birthday Surprise

Just as Louise was berating Peter for spending an excessive amount of time away from the table on a bog break, the lights dimmed and the room was illuminated by a cake bearing gaily lit candles, for 'twas Ms Louise's birthday, and yea verily did the Backbencher resound with the joyous chorus of Happy Birthday.

No Idea celebrated this joyous occasion with a solid second, just three behind Lipstick on a Pig, who have now become a nigh unbeatable force to rival former phenomenon, Toxteth O'Grady. While obviously packing in the pure geek quiz brain power Toxteth had, LOAP has, on average, much better haircuts.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

And I have no doubt we would have won had one Master Zak and his preternatural knowledge of cinematic arcanery be in attendance.

Here are some movie taglines we did not get correct.

For 3 men, the Civil War wasn't hell, it was practice.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

His Whole life was a Million to One Shot

One Man's Struggle to take it Easy
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This is the weekend they didn't play golf.
Deliverance. (I think we put Breakfast at Bernie's)

And a big Well Done Sir!! to Master Colin for his own special brand of arcanery.
Little did I know that Spencer Perceval was Britain's only assasinated PM,

or that Sir Winston Churchill's home was Chartwell.

Such prodigious learning is to be applauded. Next time we'd better well fucking win.