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And the Oscar goes to…

February 25, 2013 in Interactive

borgnine_with_oscarIn the first of two posts today, I will do my best to honour last night’s Academy Award ceremony.  Not that I’ve seen them yet.  Ever since the BBC lost the rights to Sky Movies on this side of the Atlantic, I’ve had to make do with the edited highlights programme on RTÉ the following night.  Without even looking at the TV schedules, I am fairly confident that this will be all I’ll see again this year.

Sorry, rant over.  Back to quizzing.  This post features a selection of the questions I asked at The King’s Head movie quiz earlier this month.

Furthermore, this post also marks a comeback for the site’s interactive quizzes – which I have to admit I pretty much forgot about for the last few months.  Anyway, you can once again have a go and see where it puts you on the rankings table.  Be sure and login first though, if you want your score to be recorded.

Right, without further ado, click on the ‘Read the rest…’ link to see the questions.

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Where have I been?

February 15, 2013 in IQO, Quizzes

Oscar-StatueHi everyone. Sorry for the almost three weeks of no posts. I’ve been quite the busy bunny in the interim.

Firstly, the latest on the European Podcast Awards is not very clear. According to the awards’ blog, public voting has now ended and the top 16 podcasts have been forwarded on to the jury for consideration. Are we on the final shortlist? I don’t know. They aren’t going to inform anyone until the final results are announced. 🙁

There are a couple of big quizzing events coming up in the next few weeks. Firstly, the Irish Quiz Organisation’s first quiz open of 2013 will take place in The Addison Lodge, Glasnevin, Dublin, on March 2nd. This great day of quizzing is open to all and will feature individual and team events. It starts at 11am in the morning and costs just €5 to enter. For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.

Next up, the first-ever Celtic Nations Quizzing Championships will take place in Edinburgh on the weekend of April 27th and 28th. The best quizzers from Ireland and Wales will travel to the Scottish capital to take on the home side in a series of events. It promises to be great fun and I’ll be covering it here on the site, of course.

After the Fact looks set for a very exciting end. After last night’s antepenultimate* episode, the series is tied! We might be heading for a playoff, just like last year.

Lastly, one of the things which kept me so busy over the last week was the creation and hosting of an Academy Awards quiz in The King’s Head, Galway, on Monday night last. It had its low points (the projector didn’t work very well) but it was still an enjoyable night of quizzing. I’ll do a post on it tomorrow, with some questions to test you all.
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