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Old 09-18-2019, 07:09 PM   #481
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So I know this place is dead, but boy do I have some exciting news... thankfully I've got most of the old crew on FB.

Last night I was filmed for an episode of Hard Quiz. It's a comedic quiz show with a twist - each contestant has a 'special subject'. So that's the appeal of the show, getting people on with strange subjects... there have been sports players, film series, TV shows, food, drinks, kitchen appliances, just about everything.

My special subject was, of course, U2. I won and they also said I might be the first person in the history of the show to not get a single question in their special subject wrong.

The episode airs in Q1 next year. I'll be sure to share the link when it's live...
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That's cool man. What did you win? What was the hardest question?
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Was "42" one of the answers?
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:23 AM   #484
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Being the national broadcaster funded by government money (do you have an equivalent?), nothing, aside from a big brass mug that says 'HARD QUIZ'.

Questions from memory were...

1. Bono, Adam and Edge met in the kitchen of the member playing which instrument?
2. Without or Without You was U2's first release on what format?
3. On the first night of the Popmart Tour, the band became stuck in what?
4. The song that saved the band, One, begins with what lyric?
5. Apple promoted one of their iPods with what song in 2004?

So all pretty easy for a fan as obsessed as we are. Q2 was a guess, but really only had one answer. I buzzed in early on Q4, but just in time to hear him say "begins", so I figured it'd be the first line.

You'll see how the rest of the show plays out when it airs, but there's a final round where you do your subject again, but the questions are a lot harder. Well, they're meant to be. There's five, but I won it after just three.

1. Bono described The Fly as the sound of four men doing what?
2. What factual error is contained in the lyrics of Pride?
3. Bono pissed off the rest of his bandmates at their Live Aid performance by doing what?

Lot of banter with the host. Great fun.
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Was "42" one of the answers?
As I've repeatedly stated, the hat, which is really cool, says U2, not 42. This is a common misconception and tantamount to slander.
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Can't wait to see it. And admire your dogged persistence in trying to get onto every quiz show on Australian TV, I somewhat expect you to try and get on Think Tank before the end of next year.
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1. Bono described The Fly as the sound of four men doing what?
2. What factual error is contained in the lyrics of Pride?
3. Bono pissed off the rest of his bandmates at their Live Aid performance by doing what?

1. playing punk rock
2. the song was actually supposed to be about Malcolm X
3. falling over drunk
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So I know this place is dead, but boy do I have some exciting news... thankfully I've got most of the old crew on FB.

Last night I was filmed for an episode of Hard Quiz. It's a comedic quiz show with a twist - each contestant has a 'special subject'. So that's the appeal of the show, getting people on with strange subjects... there have been sports players, film series, TV shows, food, drinks, kitchen appliances, just about everything.

My special subject was, of course, U2. I won and they also said I might be the first person in the history of the show to not get a single question in their special subject wrong.

The episode airs in Q1 next year. I'll be sure to share the link when it's live...
That's pretty cool. As someone who has tried to get on a couple American game shows (Jeopardy, where I passed the audition test was put into a file for possible contestants but that pompous Alex Trebek never called me to be on the show and the Regis Philbin primetime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire where again I passed the original test, had to do a final "fastest finger" test by phone, and never heard back), I am a tad envious.
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1. playing punk rock on Venus
2. the song was actually supposed to be about Malcolm X
3. falling over drunk
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Do you introduce yourself as “cobbler”?
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Did you wear the hat?
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3. On the first night of the Popmart Tour, the band became stuck in what?
I thought this incident occurred later in the tour, and not on opening night?

And that the debacle in Las Vegas was that they had to start one or two songs over again?
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yeah the "stuck in the lemon" incidents were in oslo and osaka, not vegas.

funnily enough the source for this on wikipedia is an interference.com article from 2006: https://web.archive.org/web/20061219...m/a169702.html
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If Cobbler was a true fan he would he would have answered the question how they wanted and then corrected their false information.
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Are there any kangaroos involved in this program?
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Well there was at least one Donko last night.
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I think WoWY was technically their first single released on CD.
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I think WoWY was technically their first single released on CD.
CD-Video for sure (also their only release on that format, I believe).
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I don't know the answer to the Live Aid question
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I don't know the answer to the Live Aid question
bono pissed off the rest of them by jumping into the crowd during bad and dancing with that woman for 10 minutes and thus forcing them to cut out the planned third song. they thought at first that he had blown a huge opportunity for them, not really realizing what a big breakthrough moment it actually was until later.
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