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Do you love Alan Davies?
Yes
62%
 62%  [ 10 ]
Yes
37%
 37%  [ 6 ]
Total Votes : 16

bobofel
46839.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:55 am Reply with quote

Has anyone considered a perogram based on our dear Alan Davies himself? Alan Davies, This is Your Life

Buzzers consist of Alan Davies Quotes and the questions could be on Quite Interesting Davieses of the past, or just a test to see if Alan can remember anything from the first three serieseseseses.

Stupid pluralseses

 
eggshaped
46861.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:32 pm Reply with quote

Here's a quite interesting Alan Davies, which this thread reminded me of. Apologies to anyone who remembers me posting this first time round, but after all D is for Dredging up old threads.

Capgras Syndrome is a rather distressing syndrome which causes its victims to conclude a loved one has been replaced by an impostor – one of the most famous cases involved a Welshman named (wait for it…) Alan Davies.

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Following a car crash in September 1995 Alan Davies became convinced that his wife of 31 years died in the accident and had been replaced by someone with whom he did not want to share his life. Diagnosed as suffering from Capgras syndrome, Mr Davies was awarded £130,000 damages after it was claimed that his rare psychiatric syndrome was caused by the crash that he and his wife, Christine, had survived. Despite suffering only minor physical injury he came to regard his wife, whom he now called Christine II, as an imposter and became stressed by any show of affection (de Bruxelles, 1999).


http://www.cf.ac.uk/psych/home/bellv1/pubs/BellHalliganEllis2003.txt

 
mckeonj
46889.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:42 pm Reply with quote

How about throwing a big party, and inviting all Alan Davies' in the known world? Wouldn't get many girls, though. Some publisher did something like this once, had a party, invited anyone with a fish name to come, e.g. Salmon, Codd, etc. Many came and mingled, including a couple of Fysshes, and a Mr. Chips.

 
tetsabb
46938.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:56 pm Reply with quote

Dave Gorman found many others of the same name, and at least one woman changed her name to Dave Gorman so he would get the number he needed, which was, if memory serves, 54.

 
bobofel
46984.  Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:55 am Reply with quote

Let's just not try this for John Smiths

 
gibberingfool
50488.  Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:59 am Reply with quote

Some interesting Alan Davies links...

Clicky

Clicky II - (About 2/3rds of the way down in the left most column)

Clicky III

 
bobofel
50631.  Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:44 pm Reply with quote

hmmmmmm I was thinking more of famous scientists but that name seems to be cursed lol.

Good effort anyway.

(games on tape, I mean really!)

 
dr.bob
50846.  Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:33 am Reply with quote

I don't of any more Alan Davieses.

I do know that Bob Davies is the real name of the comedian Jasper Carrot.

Though that may or may not be quite interesting.

 
suze
50858.  Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:12 am Reply with quote

Well of course it is!

As it goes, I dated a Robert Davies in high school, but it wasn't the one who changed his name to Jasper Carrott. Now there's a fact that is totally not QI!

But it does link nicely with the recent discussion about Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, since Jasper Carrott owns most of Celador (the company who make the show) and has probably made rather more than a million out of it.

 
Celebaelin
50864.  Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:24 am Reply with quote

Its a Brummie conspiracy I tells ye! Chris Tarrant was President of what was at that time known as High Hall at The University of Birmingham (its called Chamberlain Hall now IIRC). Before my time in High but some folk-lore still did the rounds.

I note from a quick Google that Chamberlain is now the only hall without unrestricted net access from all study bedrooms. Well wtf! What're we supposed to do? Use aldiss lamps? Semaphore? Harsh Language?

 
Jenny
50888.  Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:09 am Reply with quote

Jasper Carrott would probably be a great QI guest, but I guess he doesn't need the money enough to accept an invitation. Unless the prestige was enough, of course.

 
dr.bob
50910.  Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:35 am Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
I note from a quick Google that Chamberlain is now the only hall without unrestricted net access from all study bedrooms. Well wtf! What're we supposed to do? Use aldiss lamps? Semaphore?


No need. Just implement networking using carrier pigeons:

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1149.html

 
tetsabb
50933.  Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:52 pm Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
Celebaelin wrote:
I note from a quick Google that Chamberlain is now the only hall without unrestricted net access from all study bedrooms. Well wtf! What're we supposed to do? Use aldiss lamps? Semaphore?


No need. Just implement networking using carrier pigeons:

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1149.html


That has had me chuckling for ages, especially some of the comments and queries! Is it me, or did some folk take it seriously?

 
Celebaelin
50945.  Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:05 pm Reply with quote

*dreams*
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? with Michael Crawford and Alan Davies.

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex with Alan Davies and Lara Flynn Boyle (I like it!)

 
dr.bob
51033.  Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:14 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
That has had me chuckling for ages, especially some of the comments and queries! Is it me, or did some folk take it seriously?


I dont think anyone took it seriously, but they could see the comic potential in making it look like a completely serious document.

There was another suggestion for transmission of information that absolutely had to be delivered no matter what. I think it involved a fleet of tanks with 1's and 0's painted on the sides.

I'm not sure what happened to that one though.

 

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