Special Quizzes, Following and Comic Relief
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
The Only Connect Comic Relief special was on last night. If you didn’t catch it, you can watch it here on iPlayer for the next few days and I do recommend it; our teams (captained by Andrew Motion and Adam Hart Davis) were excellent sports and made it impossible for me to maintain my usual hatchetty sternness. This is a fun show, with a spectacular final “missing vowels round”.
If you’re feeling flush (and if you fancy playing poker with me), there’s another thing I’m doing for Comic Relief. It’s “Twitrelief” where you can bid on eBay for people to follow you on Twitter, usually with something extra. My “extra” is playing three games of Heads Up poker online: I’ll pay all the costs so my opponent pays nothing, and he or she can win up to $660. Plus I’ll follow the winning bidder for at least three months on Twitter and… well it’s all on this page. The bidding is already around £700, which seems an awful lot, but remember you do have the chance of “cashback” in the poker and it could be a nice way to donate a really large sum like that, if you can afford to. Obviously it’s only the winning bidder who has to pay anything, nobody else does. And you do need a Twitter account to do this, but it only takes about three seconds to set one up if you don’t have one already.
If you just can’t afford that kind of amount, please consider making a smaller donation - a fiver or whatever you can freely spare - to Comic Relief, on 03457 910 910 or via the website bbc.co.uk/rednoseday. Please don’t think a fiver isn’t worth it - a fiver buys a mosquito net, in countries that really need those to save lives. This is a great charity that does amazing work in Britain and around the world; please do give something if you possibly can.