Pat Harkin - Master Genius!

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Pat Harkin - Master Genius!

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:51 pm

I shamelessly Feegled this from the Cunning Artificer's site. :wink:

Many of you - especially if you've attended a Discworld event - will know Dr Pat Harkin - aka the bloke that does the auctions.

Well he's going to be on BBC2's 'Genius' program next Monday night at 10.00pm. Here's a clip of Pat in action with Dave Gorman, Russell Howard and Hazel Irvine.

Sharp eyed viewers may have seen Pat as an extra in Going Postal and The Colour of Magic.

His daughter is the lead singer of the excellent group Sky Larkin. :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:51 pm

Yay Pat, always a good laugh and can I be the first to say

QUACK !!!!
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:08 pm

Damn! I was going to do that but I ducked out - :oops:

Or should that be chickened out - oh cluck! :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:10 pm

No need to be sheepish Jan
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:42 pm

Can I do baaa!?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:56 am

I have no idea what you lot are on about!!
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:02 am

That guy is a very, very funny :lol:.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:18 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I have no idea what you lot are on about!!


Should have gone to the Con, then you would understand :P
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:31 pm

Don't say that - she'll sulk! :lol:

It's a traditional audience participation thingie Bouncy - he had cause once to say 'duck' for some odd reason (Mad Collector or Tony may know why) and ever since the audience 'quack' at him when he's MCing the Maskerade :wink:

Baas were introduced into the equation this year but I can't quite remember why... :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:39 pm

The tradition used to be that there'd be a really, really heavy object for sale at the auction that Pat would hold up and people would then make bids of around 20p to stretch things out and make him suffer trying to hold the thing up. :lol:

Not sure where the 'quack' thing came from though. :?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:41 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote: but I can't quite remember why... :lol:


Too much gin, probably! :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:10 pm

I think he sad something to the audience about them being sitting ducks :wink:

The sheep were introduced this year but, like Jan, I can't remember why :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:03 am

There was a clip of Pat Harkin on BBC's The One Show yesterday. :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:22 pm

At a previous Con during the auction Pat said that we were all sitting ducks to be aimed at with choice items of Discworld memorabilia, to which someone responded with a quack and everyone else joined in. This year it got really surreal as any passing vaguely animal reference he made was greeted with the appropriate sound until in the end he deliberately said shrimp to see what noise we would come up with. We did have sheep, seals, cats and a couple of others. I think he is dreading 2012 :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:01 pm

That's soooo silly! :lol: :lol:
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