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Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Wed 02 Sep 2020, 7:45 am
by Hillbilly
Jeez, this was the hardest quiz I've ever come across! I wasn't certain of one single question. Most of them I didn't have a clue.
I filled in answers for each question anyway!

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Sat 05 Sep 2020, 10:16 am
by Dog
I’m short of a couple of answers if anyone fancies pointing me in the right direction:

Neil once held the record for doing something at St. Cuthbert's Grammar School. In fact, he twice successfully defended his record. What was his record for?

Chris once tried to get a £100,000 car in exchange for appearing in a TV ad, but it didn't work out. What company was he talking to about this?

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Sun 06 Sep 2020, 11:07 am
by leesmapman
Submitted my answers. Turns out there was more than 1 answer I knew. Some I deduced and some I just plainly searched in old Literally issues. The rest was a gamble.

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 3:03 pm
by Dog
I see Wayne has posted answers and top 10 scorers:

http://www.geowayne.com/newDesign/psbTr ... swersX.htm

Turns out I was the top scorer! I clearly know too much rubbish. There were a few I got wrong that I was pretty certain on.

I am intrigued by Wayne’s answer to number one - that Neil held his school record for non-stop yo-yoing, at four hours, 27 minutes!!! In all my 33 years as a PSB fan I have never heard such a fact... It seems I am in good company as no-one else got it right either.

Does this ring a bell with anyone else?

Thank you Wayne for this bit of fun which kept me happily occupied for a good few hours.

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 5:28 pm
by TallThinMan
That was a lot of fun and I’m amazed I made the top ten! Kicking myself over a few I got wrong.

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Wed 16 Sep 2020, 7:26 am
by leesmapman
Woohoo! Number 3 (or a shared #2)

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Wed 16 Sep 2020, 8:57 am
by stussyboy
Well done Dog for being the top PSB nerd!! I’m pleased with my 2nd place. Like you, I’ve never heard the yo-yo story - most of the others I got wrong rang a bell once the answers were provided

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Wed 16 Sep 2020, 12:57 pm
by leesmapman
stussyboy wrote: Wed 16 Sep 2020, 8:57 am Well done Dog for being the top PSB nerd!! I’m pleased with my 2nd place. Like you, I’ve never heard the yo-yo story - most of the others I got wrong rang a bell once the answers were provided
We were 1 answer away from a number one spot. :-)

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 7:32 am
by agent doris
Did you lot actually know these answers or did you have to research?!

I find it hard to believe that anyone knew Annie Shout from memory!!

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 7:44 am
by Dog
agent doris wrote:Did you lot actually know these answers or did you have to research?!

I find it hard to believe that anyone knew Annie Shout from memory!!
Definitely had to do some research. But I knew the answer to that one was in the original Annually.

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 7:08 pm
by leesmapman
agent doris wrote: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 7:32 am Did you lot actually know these answers or did you have to research?!
Oh yeah, I think I knew 2 questions without looking it up (Heart and Sammy Davis Jr, of whom Neil said something about in a recent interview iirc). The rest I waded through all my Literallys. That is where I found out that it was Elton John who sent them champainge, and in fact it was a box of it.

Re: A New (and Temporary) Pet Shop Boys Trivia Game!

Posted: Sat 31 Oct 2020, 12:43 am
by londonnoise
I bought "Please" in 1986 and bought and read everything since. I think I might have known one of these. I'm clearly the weakest link. Goodbye :-)