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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Snowy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:14 pm

Not so sure - reading this article a fair few of the businesses have done rather nicely for themselves (and therefore for SrAlan).

On the flip side, I didn't know until reading that we have The Apprentice to thank for the piece of execrable shit that is Katie Hopkins, so on balance I think the show needs to be axed :-k
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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Achtung Englander » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:18 pm

er...that is pretty piss poor return on 15 plus years of investing when half of the candidates dropped business and became celebrities/politicians

How much money has Sugar thrown at these people - isn't like 100+ K

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:19 pm

I think the two blokes doing the marketing materials for the winning team should be thanking their lucky stars they weren't on the losing side, as they made a pig's ear of the whole thing. I didn't think the winning ride looked particularly interesting, but I guess of the two I'd rather go on that than the Vomit Comet.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Raid » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:25 pm

Every so often the apprentice has an episode where nobody makes cringe inducingly awful decisions, and the pitches are surprisingly competent, and I remember why I started watching it. I'm also finding myself hating Thomas less and less as the weeks go on; he's still a bit of a buffoon, but I'm starting to see some of his charm.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Wrathbone » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 am

I was genuinely surprised the space one lost. By Apprentice standards it wasn’t all terrible, whereas the nightmare one was utter crap and I’m confused as to what the professionals saw in it. Was it purely on the basis that the losing team’s acceleration from 0 to 120mph in 1.5 seconds would likely be fatal?

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Post by Sly Boots » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:15 am

Wrathbone wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 am
Was it purely on the basis that the losing team’s acceleration from 0 to 120mph in 1.5 seconds would likely be fatal?
:lol:

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Raid » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 am

I would have thought the comfort level of the coaster would be a forgivable mistake given that none of the candidates are physicists. I think they lost because they came up with two selling points and then didn't put either of them on the poster.

It did amuse me that they may have basically designed a Euthanasia Coaster.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Snowy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:03 am

I watched that and thought "So an F1 car goes from 0-100 in around 2.4 seconds. What would shaving almost a second off that do to a body, and how the hell would anyone be able to build such a thing?"

Then I sat back and wanted to punch Ryan Mark's face in for the rest of the episode. Such a punchable face...
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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Wrathbone » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:18 am

Raid wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 am
It did amuse me that they may have basically designed a Euthanasia Coaster.
:lol:

Back when Rollercoaster Tycoon first came out, I designed a map-wide coaster which I named Bodybag. It began at the maximum allowed altitude and launched at max speed down a vertical drop which bottomed out with no mercy into a series of tight spirals. It then continued in a similar brutal fashion for several minutes. The vertical and lateral g-forces topped out at about 45g. It got a screenshot in PC Gamer! :)

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Post by Sly Boots » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:21 am

Ha, that's excellent.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Wrathbone » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:34 pm

Oh good lord, it’s awful.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:52 pm

Can't believe Thomas has yet again evaded the boardroom. The digital ad was crap and was entirely his idea, how is he less culpable than Ryan-Mark?

Hopefully the PM takes the bullet here, she's been crap throughout and her pitch tonight was embarrassing.

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Post by Wrathbone » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:56 pm

Yep, PM has no excuse.

EDIT - Gah. TBH, they were all useless, should have fired them all.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Maturin » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:06 pm

It's quite an interesting tactic. Be so overpowering with your shit ideas that you can't realistically be accused of 'not doing much' which seems to trump shit ideas on this show.

Nice way to get through the early rounds. It all comes crashing down at some point though.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:49 pm

In fairness it's getting to the point where I really want to see him get put through the interviews :lol:

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