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Postby Dotsie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:04 am

Just watched the pilot, glad they changed the format!

I like Jo Brand. I don't really understand why a lot of people (mostly men I think) say they can't stand her.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:27 am

I like Jo Brand as well - she'd make a great Nanny Ogg. :lol:

Did you see the episode where she was on with John Sergent and they said they were brother and sister? :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:28 am

:lol: I know, poor Jo - fancy being told you look like John Sergent!
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:41 am

I'd love to see Terry on QI - I bet he'd be brilliant! :D

By the way, the scoring in that pilot episode was a bit daft, wasn't it? :lol:

That's the highest score Alan Davies has ever had.
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Postby Kin Arad » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:41 am

Tonyblack wrote:I like Jo Brand as well - she'd make a great Nanny Ogg. :lol:

Isn't nanny meant to be smiley? I don't see Jo smile very often, or do i always miss it?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:43 am

Oh she does smile and even chuckle a lot and there's a real twinkle (sorry Dotsie) in her eye.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:56 am

Jo's brilliant - nobody can heckle back like her :D
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:33 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Oh she does smile and even chuckle a lot and there's a real twinkle (sorry Dotsie) in her eye.

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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:42 pm

Sorry for using the word 'twinkle' - I wasn't suggesting you were anything like Nanny Ogg. :P
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:22 pm

:lol: Eventually perhaps
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:41 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:18 pm

Just watched QIXL, and it occurs to me that

Spoiler wrote:maybe the reason that it used to be compulsory to have a moustache in the British army was to make sure they were all men? It was so strict you'd be imprisoned for not growing one, which seems a bit harsh unless there was a good reason.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:24 pm

It's certainly an interesting thought. :)
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:02 pm

You know, that comment about
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in that period reminded me of a snarky comment Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw (who should one day be a guest on QI, he'd be good) made when reviewing a video game.

Some of the characters [of the video game] are difficult to take seriously...[like] the SAS commander who has the kind of absurd facial hair that would indeed have given him a proud military bearing circa 1915 but these days just makes him look like a German porn star.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:36 am

I hate to say this, but I think the whole 'moustache' thing on QI is nonsense. Yes a lot of people in the army had moustaches for a fairly short period, but I really don't think they were compulsorary.

They certainly weren't during the Naploeonic War. Perhaps our most famous soldier of the time, Sir Arthur Wellesley (the Duke of Wellington) is always depicted clean-shaven.

Contemporary photographs of the British Army during the Boer War show some people with moustaches and some without.

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I very much doubt whether they would have been arrested for shaving off a moustache.

Perhaps Dixie has some thoughts on the matter. :?
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