Tonight’s quizzes :
6pm – The Persevere. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Radiohead (music round)
8pm – Tolbooth Tavern. Jackpot: £30. Cheat: Portugal (pic round)
Sunday. Both quizzes were jackpots last week so we are down to the basics tonight: £30 available in each joint.
The world cup has started but, as ever, the tournament only really gets interesting in the knockout phases, so you can comfortably ignore shite like Slovakia versus Paraguay.
Tonight’s cheat music is misery-makers supreme Radiohead. To hear their individual brand of woe, click on the vid below.
If you’d like to extend the pain, someone has put the osng on youtube at 800% slower. Naturally, it’s been viewed over half a million times:
Listening to Radiohead at one eighth of the speed is very Sunday. It’s like the old days when I used to go to church (as a child) and then you’d come home and it was still the morning and you felt like life was going to last forever, not in a good way.
This is the eighties of course, way before instant entertainment. If you did dare to switch the telly on the very best it would get would be Little House on The Prairie but after that it would just be endless Harry Secombe, Landward, Judith Chalmers, Songs Of Praise, Cliff MIchelmore, Ski Sunday, Horse of the Year Show, Michael Aspel.
Also, BBC 2 in those days would, like a used-up uncle, take several hours nap in the afternoon. It would sometimes look like this:
Nothing ever happened. If you went outside, all the shops would be shut and all that you had to fill your head were thoughts of imminent nuclear destruction by the Soviets (another early-eighties slice of fun)
Dial forward to the era of the super-information highway and you can now have high-def porn, followed by World Cup, followed by buying shite off of ebay. Then get La Favorita to deliver a pizza of your choice.
I guess Radiohead are just trying to recapture the days of nothingness.
Having considered this now for a few minutes, I am more sympathetic to their cause. Especially with the 800% slower thing. Nice.
Oh, I nearly forgot to say: come to the quiz.
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