Similar to the Commentaries game except that the team give the commentary to a historical event in the persona of TV or radio commentators suggested by the Chairman.
This round involves the teams alternating the names of unconnected people, with
the other team trying to spot a connection.
There must be countless letters that have never arrived which had they been delivered could have changed the course of history. The panellists are asked to suggest their possible content.
This is based on a game played by people in the traffic news department which they call Stagger Your Journey. The teams are asked to give unhelpful advice on a topic given by the Chairman.
TBC - Editor.
This game is inspired by the Innovations catalogue. Everyone gets mountains of junk mail delivered daily, offering page upon page of interest to the weak willed and gullible. This raised the idea as to how older inventions may have been sold by the magic of the mail order catalogue. The panellists are asked to tell some of their favourite old innovations.
unreported historical events
In this round the Chairman spins the wheel of history, and every time it alights
on a date the teams provide a previously unreported historical event.
unsuccessful book titles
As we all know the world of publishing has undergone seismic technological
changes from e-books that can be found on-line to Kindles that can be found on
South African birthday cakes. Not all books are assured of success. so the teams
are asked to suggest titles of books that would be guaranteed to flop.
Despite huge marketing campaigns and the best of intentions some products are
doomed to fail. Take for example Sainsbury’s ill fated Condom for Life. The
teams are asked to suggest some products that never caught on with the public.
The English language is constantly updating and with good reason. Just rewind to
the start of 2020 and examine the plight of the Mexican beer industry and its
ill-fated I-heart-Corona t-shirts. It was a double blow for the industry, as they
had just changed its other beer's name from Salmonella. The teams are asked for
examples of proverbs that have been updated to suit more modern times.
Before this show we asked 100 people if they had ever watched the TV quiz show
Pointless. So to those who said yes, namely 99 house bound pensioners and one
Mr. A. Armstrong of London, this next round is dedicated to you.
Welcome to Useless. We put the same question to 100 people and made a note of
their answers. The job of our contestants tonight is to come up with the most
useless answers and score zero points. And here to keep an eye on the answers
is my brand new Useless friend, it’s Richard.