Upcoming entertainments

By | March 31, 2020

I’m hoping to record another Bother’s Bar Plays Badly on Thursday night around 9-ish, this time on the Tenable app and I’m looking for five people to make a team. You will need Discord and a microphone. If you want to get involved then please get in touch – I already have takers, I also have spaces.

Thanks to Setsunael for alerting us to this, is this Stefan Raab on The Masked Singer? And if it is will Elton or Matthias Opdenhovel recognise him?

They’ve uploaded the first Schlag den Raab to Youtube and it takes 45 minutes to get going.

Bother’s Bar Plays Badly REVISITED! It’s Quiz Time

By | March 29, 2020

Our very first Bother’s Bar Plays Badly was Snap Finger Click’s It’s Quiz Time, a game from the minds of some of the people behind 2000s video game quiz sensation Buzz! on the Playstation. In it, remarked at how dry the questions were (indeed, as we understand they were mainly created by algorithm) and how it lets the game down rather.

Two-and-a-half years on, and now with proper streaming software in place of 5fps Google Hangout, and because I fancied some easy XBox GamerScore, I decided to revisit it. This time not as a custom game showing off all the possible rounds, but as a standard six round quiz.

Describe It is still the most fun round by a considerable distance. The questions are still dry. But I found the whole thing quite a lot less boring. So that’s nice.

Show Discussion: Celebrity Murder Mystery

By | March 28, 2020
The Cluedo lineup we the nation needs, no, *deserves* right now.

Friday/Saturday, 9pm

Forgive us for the late post, it had completely slipped our minds.

Six celebrities (Su Pollard, Sheila Ferguson, the Rev Richard Coles, Keith Duffy, Angela Rippon and John Sergent and are dropped into a period murder mystery investigation and must use their wits to try and work out who the killer is.

We’ll probably be all over this when we watch it (it’s only two parts so shouldn’t take long), but even if it’s rubbish we kind of approve of the Koreanisation of TV entertainment, so that’s good.

Any good? Let us know in the comments.

Win Tom Scott’s Money

By | March 23, 2020

Here’s something that we’ve been looking forward to for a while, Tom Scott Presents: Money, a game theory challenge I did a runthrough for.

Here’s the thing: to watch it right now you need access to Nebula, via CuriosityStream, which costs $2.99 a month. I know, it’s yet another video subscription service.

The good news: Tom Scott fans can get 31 days free.

It was super interesting to be a part of, so I look forward to seeing how it finally turned out.

Round Brit-dan Quiz

By | March 22, 2020

If you missed our Schlag Watchalong last night, one of the fun things that came out of it was Dan Peake’s Round Britain Quiz. It’s not a show I have much experience of, and it sounds like the real show on radio is rather less fun, but I really enjoyed this.