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  1. EDIT: If you're doing the Australian Daily Quiz (scroll forward 1000+ pages) and you've missed a day, you can find all the previous quizzes in their archive here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/mind-games/quiz-archive It's a simple enough premise. Every day, they publish 10 multiple-choice general knowledge questions. What isn't simple is the questions. I've had a 2 or 3 many times. I've achieved 8 out of 10 a few times, but never the Holy Grail: 10 out of 10. The day that happens, I'll probably end up adding it to my CV. Here's a link to today's. I got a very healthy 8, my lack of knowledge about the gait of Icelandic horses let me down... http://www.theguardian.com/news/quiz/2013/dec/13/daily-quiz-13-december-2013
  2. The P+B Quiz League and occasional Cup

    4 For Thursday alone?!?! Bloody hell. You're a machine.
  3. Scottish Cup Final

    Who did Stranraer lose to?
  4. The "Old Photos" thread

    Fill yer boots... https://urbanglasgow.co.uk/glasgow-in-the-1960s-70s-80s-around-the-city-vol-1-t1654.html
  5. The P+B Quiz League and occasional Cup

    Here's yer tables. Sorry - no time to chat...
  6. P&b Running Club

    Well that's me signed up for the Millau bridge slightly-more-than-a-Half-Marathon. It wasn't that expensive in the end (41 euro and no balloting)... you do need a doctor's certificate to race but not to sign up. There's cheap flights out of Edinburgh (I've already booked ours so fill your boots) ... and they work out quite well (fly out Friday morning, fly back Monday morning) ... you would probably need to hire a car as well. Cannae wait!
  7. The P+B Quiz League and occasional Cup

    Can we put this bed once and for all, and tell us how many nationalities you've slumbered?
  8. The P+B Quiz League and occasional Cup

    Due to the dangerous weather conditions, today's league table update has been cancelled. We hope to restore services by tomorrow. In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience.
  9. Quick Question Thread

    Personally, I imagine it playing along to Mylo's Destroy Rock n Roll, but with the names (myself included) replacing those of "sinful" pop stars.
  10. Snow!

    Just in from work, roads in Balornock and Barmulloch are a disaster, even the supposed priority bus routes. We've certainly had more than a dusting and It's still coming down. Strange that I'm only a few miles away and there's barely a snowflake to be seen. Guess I must be lower down. Still, since I work in EK, I'll probably encounter the hard stuff at some point.
  11. Snow!

    FFS. Got very excited at the talk about "Thundersnow" .... 10cm forecast in my area. Definitely an excuse to work from home. Wake up to a light dusting and not even one comment on the Snow thread. ** shakes fist at the Sky / Met Office **
  12. P&b Running Club

    Sadly she doesn't. And what's worse, she won't do it gratis due to "reasons". Tried to tell her I'm already £300 down thanks to Carillion's collapse, but she didn't want to know. She's probably too busy counting her millions from coasting along the NHS gravy train.
  13. P&b Running Club

    Yeah saw that cheers. My sister is a doctor, although they might not like a family member signing it off. Yeah, the bridge is a bit of a steep one but at least it's at the start, and I'm sure the views are something else once you're up. And like the Kingston Bridge, it's the only time of year where you get to walk (well, run) over the bridge.
  14. The P+B Quiz League and occasional Cup

    Just for the noobs... if you're posting the link to any day's quiz, posting http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/mind-games/quiz-archive will only point the user towards the latest quiz, so someone clicking the link on Wednesday would get Wednesday's (or maybe even Thursday's quiz depending on when it's clicked). To get the link for a specific day, go to the archive page (It's on the 1st post in this thread, or you can get it here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/mind-games/quiz-archive) ... open the quiz from there then copy the link. I appreciate this may sound like a bit of a faff, but it causes some amount of seethe if the first person to post the quiz doesn't do this! (edit: here's Tuesday's quiz ... http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/mind-games/quiz?quizId=8593&sectionId=1 ... a whopping great 5 for me)
  15. P&b Running Club

    Would really love to visit the world's tallest bridge at Millau in France. And I've just found out there is a race over it ... looks like it's just over HM difference which is fine by me, although it is somewhat hilly as one would expect. Anyone here done it? Some folk are saying it's balloted, but on the other hand, it seems I can register nae bother. https://www.course-eiffage-viaducdemillau.org/race-pictures/
  16. Annoying things people write on Facebook

    No moose limbs up sadly.
  17. Carillion enters liquidation.

    Nah. Bought them a few months back when they were in free-fall. Without wanting to sound like Theo Paphitis, it was a bit of a punt so I won't be homeless if the share's end up worthless. I also sold all my William Hill shares due to the imminent gambling review and the limitation on the FOBT cash cows. They've been on the up since the second I clicked the SELL button. Not sure I'm cut out for this malarkey
  18. Carillion enters liquidation.

    Sob.
  19. Carillion enters liquidation.

    where do shareholders come in the pecking order?
  20. Carillion enters liquidation.

    You need to pay to view that link. GIven I'm around 300 sheets down, I'm not paying any more to find out I was a muppet. Has anyone got a link to the Northern Rock shares thread? I could do with a laugh.
  21. Carillion enters liquidation.

    Cheers mate. I must have missed the massive headline on the BBC News website when I read it this morning. A few months back, I was buying some shares, and saw that their price had dropped considerably. Going by the old bollocks adage that "they're too big to fail", I bought a few hundred pounds' worth. Vince Cable was on the news yesterday saying "The government cannot bail them out"... I don't normally shout at the radio, but this time I yelled "Aye they bloody can". Anyway, would anyone like to buy my shares? I paid £300 ... will accept £150.
  22. Monster munch

    The OP should have done a poll so we could settle this properly. The correct answer is Flaming Hot and anyone who disagrees is getting banned.
  23. The P+B Quiz League and occasional Cup

    Or alternatively, since gkneil posted his answer before you, I could just disqualify you Anyway, the correct answer was 9,965 (not including play-offs which I forgot to say) ... https://spfl.co.uk/news/article/saturday-could-see-10000th-spfl-goal/ Gkneil went for 9968 and Ross 9978 ... so Ross is left languishing in the seaside league Eednud went for 9985 and peasy23 9971 ... so Peasy keeps his place in the top shop. Oh, and the 10,000th goal was scored by .... Stranraer! Take a bow Angus Beith.
  24. Stranraer v Airdrie

    They must have demolished the covered away section near the middle of the pitch since I last visited.
  25. Dietary appropriation

    Well I'm sure this all took place as stated, and nobody was using this "fracas" to gain or further their 15 minutes.
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