Charles Van Doren makes the cover of Time, a first (and last) for any game show contestant or trivia celebrity.
TheConfessor wrote:I can't find the quote in the book. Is there any chance of adding an index when Brainiac comes out in paperback? Several times I've tried to go back and verify something that I thought I saw in the book, but couldn't find it. I didn't help that I read Brainiac and Trebekistan back to back, so in some cases I tended to confuse what I read where.
If Ken said Van Doren was the only "quiz show" contestant on the cover of Time, I don't see how a Survivor contestant on the cover would invalidate that statement. It could plausibly be called a "game show," but certainly not a "quiz show."
Okay, I found the quote on page 256.Charles Van Doren makes the cover of Time, a first (and last) for any game show contestant or trivia celebrity.
It's a matter of semantics, but I don't think most people think of Survivor or American Idol or Project Runway as game shows, just because they involve an element of competition. They are not game shows in the traditional meaning of the term.
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Dave wrote:You wrote, speaking to your son (and I'm paraphrasing now as I don't have the book in front of me) that "Daddy is all done, we can go play Legos." The LEGO company always capitalizes all the letters and LEGO is never ever used with the English added -s plural form.
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wiseoldowls wrote:York C.I.U. Quiz League, an introduction
The York CIU Quiz League was founded in 1946 and is officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest quiz league. It comprises 26 teams in three leagues. As well as a league the season includes two team knockout competitions and an individual knock-out competition, which attracts entries of between 80 and 100 club members each year.
Each season the quiz league plays a challenge match against the Sunderland Quiz League. In a closely fought series of matches the score currently stands at Sunderland 4 York 4.
The quiz season runs from September through to May each year. Matches are played on a Wednesday night between teams of four. Players must be members of clubs affiliated to the York City Branch of the CIU (Club & Institute Union) and must hold the Associate and Pass Card.
The 50th anniversary of the league was celebrated in 1996 with a match using the original questions from the first fixture. Among the players that evening were that year’s Lord Mayor and three players who took part in the very first season.
TheConfessor wrote:It's a matter of semantics, but I don't think most people think of Survivor or American Idol or Project Runway as game shows, just because they involve an element of competition. They are not game shows in the traditional meaning of the term.
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