yes, its hardly up there with 'Just a Minute' or 'Sorry, I haven't a clue' , or even the News Quiz.I heard that for the first time yesterday. I believe that the concept was dreamed up by the presenter, Richard Osman, who seems to be another on the BBC speed-dial list.
I imagine that his pitch to the BBC commissioning editor must have been something akin to Alan Partridge's for 'Monkey Tennis'. However, in this case the pitch was successful. Can it possibly run to a second series? It seems to have been produced on the premise that, 'It's a pandemic. They'll fùcking listen to anything'.
I've played better, more intellectually stimulating and demanding games in the pub. I wouldn't be at all surprised if that's where Richard Osman dreamed up the idea.
There used to be telly programme called How it's Made ( or similar) it showed, unsurprisingly, how things are made including the packaging. Very clever and complicated stuff just to pack bubble gum or whatever the product was.Packaging is another thing that fascinates me. All done at high speed without damaging the contents and using the minimum amount of material.
Aaah yes,My son now knows how to jump start a car using jump leads or even bump starting. Daughter can also use jump leads.
On University Challenge last night.
Paxman: In Operation Chastise in World War II, what was the secret weapon described by it's inventor as, "childishly simple"?
Student: The V2 rocket.
Am I being unfair to think that's surprising, even now? I tried it on 2 degrees GG Jnr who's quite well read (although not WWII), and he didn't know. A ballistic missile being "childishly simple ".
I've mentioned this before, my lass used to be a teacher & when part of her curriculum involved talking about Anne Frank & her being bored & alone (with regards to her school friends) the class, almost all, piped up with why didn't she use whatsapp, or snapchat. When told they didn't exist much disbelief then followed by gaping mouths when told that smartphones weren't invented & land lines were few & far between.
The concept of that sort of existence let alone the actualities of the Jew hunting were utterly alien to these dunderheaded kids.
I think I read somewhere that one of the biggest causes of admissions to hospital A&Es is people trying to open things in their kitchen. I can well believe it.Except packaging for scissors, that require that you have a set of scissors to open the thing with huge risk of slicing open your hands.