DTD226 Teen Jeopardy and Sports Jeopardy

September 12, 2017

Two more skills from the Jeopardy stable aimed at teens and sports fans. Unfortunately, I don't qualify as the first and only as a completely inept example of the latter, so enjoy just how bad I am at both. My reputation as a total doofus is not at all in jeopardy here.

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DTD225 Television Porridge

September 11, 2017

The sadly missed British comedy trasure that is Ronnie Barker features in this hugely popular 70s and 80s TV show about inmates of a British prison. I also encourage you to check out other classic British comedies from that era such as 'Open All Hours', 'The Two Ronnies' and 'Last of the Summer Wine' on Youtube or wherever time-honoured comedies live these days... Still no fish.

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DTD224 Colossal Cave

September 10, 2017

In today's episode we roam around this faithful reproduction of the hugely-popular text adventure game that's been Alexified for our listening pleasure. Make sure you take a sandwich ... or several. Didn't find any fish, though.

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DTD223 Additional - Big Sky reminder

September 9, 2017

It's raining. There's some thunder too. It feels like a good time to remind ourselves about the Big Sky skill.

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DTD223 Go Fish

September 9, 2017

You may well know the card game Go Fish (I'd heard of it) and this skill does a pretty good job in bringing it to the A-lady. Fish for the right cards from your competitor and you could have the upper hand - just don't expect any sound effects along the way. Hmmm... fish have been mentioned in 3 shownotes in a row now.

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DTD222 UK Driving Time and Pizza Facts

September 8, 2017

Two totally unrelated skills today - the second making up for the fact that the first is UK-specific because everyone loves pizza, right? If wrong then let me know post haste so I can mention you in a future episode to correct the sweeping generalisation (@USA2DAY or robin.christopherson@gmail.com). Oh and please also use those methods to more generally let me/the world know about DTD... pretty please with anchoves. Make that rhyme and you'll like it so much that you'll be using it in everyday conversation even if you hate the particular fish in question - but then again getting hit in the face with one wouldn't be as bad as, say, a tuna (for everyone who recalls yesterday's shownotes). On closing, I'd just like to point out that these are the longest shownotes of any episode to date. By quite a long way. Really quite a long way. Loooooong way. Looooooooong. Borderline unecessarily long.

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DTD221 Naughty Elf and Dad Jokes

September 7, 2017

Neither this jokey elf nor random Dad we've collared for this episode entirely deliver in the comedic department. Still, it's better than a slap in the face with a wet fish as the saying goes. Oh, and Bob's back.

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DTD220 Superhero Quiz

September 6, 2017

In today's super skill I'll be grilled on my superhero knowledge and reveal my thinly-disguised alter-ego; Stupid Man. Please don't stop listening just because I'm so terrible at anything to do with popular culture.

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DTD219 Radio Best Superman and Super Me

September 5, 2017

Today we look at two super skills; Radio Best Superman is another old-time-radio-must-listen-skill and Super Me is a super-hero-yourself-assistant-skill (and my super power for the day BTW is saving the world through the gratuitous use of hyphens)

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DTD218 Superbrain

September 4, 2017

Briefly introduced by a suspiciously unconvincing Frenchman called Bernard, today's skill is all about your ability to observe a spoken scene and correctly respond to random questions about its contents. Best of luck Superbrains!

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