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by Chris Corby
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 67190

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Steven M. McCann wrote:People who don't spell check what their posting!

Ha! Ha! Only just got this........
by Chris Corby
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 30th 2015 (S72 P20)
Replies: 26
Views: 2019

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 30th 2015 (S72 P20)

Stunning run of wins Tracey. Well done. It's absolutely well overdue we have a female series' winner and you can do that. Good luck in June. Will be rooting for you.
by Chris Corby
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 6th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 3)
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 6th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Must admit Philip, had I been Anthony so comprehensively beaten, that when you went to shake hands at the end I would have told you to go to blazes.
by Chris Corby
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 7900

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

(i) Congratulations to the Countdown team for the greatest tournament ever to be shown on British television (ii) Congratulations to Conor who is officially the greatest player of all time (and no arguments from any other player seemingly) (iii) Congratulations to everybody else who took part. As it...
by Chris Corby
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 592
Views: 127786

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Probably because I have been watching some of the all time great Countdown games I dreamt that I was at a recording watching my son take part (see, I really was dreaming) and suddenly there was this huge gas explosion and we were all blown sky high. When I came to, I presumed I was in heaven, cos it...
by Chris Corby
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3406

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2

Just coming out of hibernation to say "Absolutely top drawer Kirky."

A max performance, it was just a shame that the numbers rounds presented 30 points on a plate.
by Chris Corby
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 8th August 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 23)
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Wednesday 8th August 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 23)

Just caught up with this yesterday from delays because of the Olympics. Did nobody spot that after Mark Foster was introduced the camera cut to the two contestants with the final result score on display? Spoiler or what! :o
by Chris Corby
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Times
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Countdown Times

Thomas Carey wrote: Not to mention 0625 on Ch4 + 1
I would have included 0625 on Ch4+1 Thomas but you told me not to mention it.
by Chris Corby
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Times
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Countdown Times

Always has been loads of discussions about the transmission times of Countdown and would it get more viewers if was shown later, etc. etc. Assuming we are all digitally enhanced now, you can watch Countdown at the following times from Thursday 5th July: 0525 Ch 4 0915 Ch4seven (Freeview, guess what,...
by Chris Corby
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 21st June 2012 (Series 66, 1st QF)
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Thursday 21st June 2012 (Series 66, 1st QF)

Doh! :? You should be changing nappies Matty not poohing around on here. Right, Jonathan is getting my accolade if it kills me. Congratulations Jonathan on being the only person ever to have been on Countdown since the octochamp rules were introduced to win nine consecutive games. This is unlikely e...
by Chris Corby
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 21st June 2012 (Series 66, 1st QF)
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Thursday 21st June 2012 (Series 66, 1st QF)

James, OK, that was under the old half-hour format though.

But, hey I can now reword it with some confidence.


Congratulations Jonathan. You are the first player in the long history of Countdown to win nine consecutive games :D
by Chris Corby
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 21st June 2012 (Series 66, 1st QF)
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Thursday 21st June 2012 (Series 66, 1st QF)

Hope I haven't missed someone elsewhere commenting on this, but hasn't Jonathan made a bit of Countdown history with this show?

He has appeared on nine consecutive editions.....
by Chris Corby
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 6377

Re: Name Our Child

John Bosley wrote:I rather like Asha

I rather like Asda.


Subsequent kids could be Mark, Spencer, and wait, Rose too.

You could have the supermarket sweep in a few years...
by Chris Corby
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 28th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 37
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 28th 2012 (Series 66 Preli

That was the most disastrous conundrum declaration since Richard Priest .v. Kai Laddiman in CofC game three years ago...
by Chris Corby
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Replies: 27
Views: 1629

Re: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

When I was eight I wanted to be a school lollipop man as I assumed I wouldn't have to do any work until I was 65. Now there's just under three weeks to go....
by Chris Corby
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Riots
Replies: 176
Views: 7031

Re: Riots

As a former police officer, I was sent to Birmingham to help the local police control the riots in 1981. Dangerous, unpredictable, informative, educational. But having read most of the foregoing, I shall keep quiet. It would be me against 99% of this forum again, which is time consuming and somewhat...
by Chris Corby
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Last edition of the News of the World
Replies: 30
Views: 1192

Re: Last edition of the News of the World

Am I the only person who doesn't get the big deal? I really couldn't give a fiddlers if someone taps my phone line. I've either said something or I haven't. If I can't stand by that then I should keep my mouth shut 24/7. The one time newspapers actually know for a fact what someone said people are ...
by Chris Corby
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 8th 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers For Friday July 8th 2011

Jason Larsen wrote:How did he end up on there?
Did you read the blurb under the YouTube clip? As was said on the show yesterday, Greg used to be the warm-up comedian and therefore got to chair it.
by Chris Corby
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 8th 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers For Friday July 8th 2011

Jason Larsen wrote:Wait!

His name is Greg Scott!

How can that be?

It's THIS Greg Scott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mORYuYAo5XQ
by Chris Corby
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are you a quitter?
Replies: 40
Views: 2666

Re: Are you a quitter?

Horrible story Dinos, I know how besotted you were with her when you got engaged. I have spoken to many a bloke in my time who have been through break-ups and almost to a man, have felt suicidal about the whole thing. Fast forward 12 months and they say the break-up was the best thing that could hav...
by Chris Corby
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 22948

Re: Guess who...

Is he over 50?

Shot in the dark: Val Doonican
by Chris Corby
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Movie Villains
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Movie Villains

Se7en - Kevin Spacey
by Chris Corby
Mon May 30, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdowners with Kettles
Replies: 47
Views: 2346

Re: Countdowners with Kettles

Charlie Reams wrote:
Chris Corby wrote:If letting it cool down a bit after boiling did the trick there would be no need for this miraculous piece of equipment, would there?
Of course you could make an analogous argument for ouija boards, gold-plated USB cables and Justin Bieber.
Just leave Justin Bieber out of this, OK?
by Chris Corby
Sun May 29, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdowners with Kettles
Replies: 47
Views: 2346

Re: Countdowners with Kettles

If you are making a cup of instant coffee with an ordinary kettle and it inadvertently boils, you might as well throw the water away and start again. I can see why you don't want to reboil the water when making a cup of tea, but surely you can just let the water cool down a bit if you're making ins...
by Chris Corby
Sat May 28, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you wake up each day?
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Why do you wake up each day?

I always empty my bowels at 7.30 on the dot each morning.





Sadly, I don't get up until 8.15 :cry:
by Chris Corby
Sat May 28, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdowners with Kettles
Replies: 47
Views: 2346

Re: Countdowners with Kettles

My kettle has three settings for temperature: 85c - hot drinks, such as Blackcurrent and Orange 95c - Coffee - boiling water on instant coffee ruins the taste 100c - Tea Turns itself off when required temperature is reached. If you are making a cup of instant coffee with an ordinary kettle and it in...
by Chris Corby
Wed May 25, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown-ey Jokes
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Countdown-ey Jokes

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER I fancied some salad for tea so went into the greengrocers to buy all the st...
by Chris Corby
Wed May 25, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: WEED
Replies: 50
Views: 2369

Re: WEED

What is it about the people on this forum that set them apart from the rest of the human race? You don't, even when young, get succumbed by peer pressure and make your own decisions. Hardly any spliffs, not many smokers, you all see the dangers and don't join in with the crowd. Truly impressive. I w...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 23, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: #superinjunction
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: #superinjunction

Even the English papers are finding a way round injunctions by publishing articles that contain nothing except clues.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1384757/Your-Secret-Life-So-mention-wife-Hugh---fact-drives-Volvo.html This was published way back on 10th May long before the Twitter...
by Chris Corby
Sun May 22, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: #superinjunction
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: #superinjunction

You and Charlie are going to jail Jim :o

Meanwhile I am off to see a young singer called Imogen who is just starting in the business. She is doing gigs in Manchester so I'll see yo all later...
by Chris Corby
Tue May 10, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2011
Replies: 131
Views: 6108

Re: Eurovision 2011

I don't think Blue have got a chance of winning. If, and it's a big IF, if Jedward perform in tune on the night, and they look wacky enough, my money's on them (although I haven't heard any of the others) :oops: My prediction has certainly frightened the bookies! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northe...
by Chris Corby
Tue May 10, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2011
Replies: 131
Views: 6108

Re: Eurovision 2011

I don't think Blue have got a chance of winning. If, and it's a big IF, if Jedward perform in tune on the night, and they look wacky enough, my money's on them (although I haven't heard any of the others) :oops:
by Chris Corby
Mon May 09, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hide the Bible
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Hide the Bible

Excellent. I once watched attentively while Ian McKellen, in his one-man show, demonstrated his technique for tearing out the page containing Leviticus 18:22 from a Gideon Bible, which he continues to do in hotel rooms all over the world. Apparently it's catching on; one fan sent him a collection o...
by Chris Corby
Sun May 08, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

This is a great ding-dong, bringing out the best and worst in all of us. I am genuinely surprised by some of the vitriol spouting forth from our collective mouths. Politics or religion - can't beat it! Back to my real general election result and the BNP "multi-vote" argument. Remember we had this: ...
by Chris Corby
Sat May 07, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

So there. Made me smile. Liam, this forum is discussing AV when it comes to electing members of our Parliament from constituencies. Correct me if I am wong but when you do this (Dáil Constituencies) you use proportional representation, don't you? How you elect your President is not relevant to this...
by Chris Corby
Sat May 07, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

I actually was on holiday with a relative who was all for AV until we had a long discussion over a beer (if only we could have done that here) on how it worked. It took ages to convince him. Is it remotely possible that saying he agreed with you was the only alternative to slitting his wrists? I ch...
by Chris Corby
Sat May 07, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

I am back from my mini holiday, and the results are in. Overwhelming rejection of AV. Cannot believe that the voters of UK Ltd. have more sense than most of the contributors to this debate on here. I actually was on holiday with a relative who was all for AV until we had a long discussion over a bee...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

His ballot paper is not counted again. Yes it is. No it's not. The original Lib Dem vote was 16,806. This includes Chris' original vote. This total of 16,806 is now added to and increased by votes from BNP, UKIP and Labour voters. Chris is not part of this. He therefore only voted once. I need to g...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

There are four separate rounds of voting. Everyone gets to vote four times, some changing their vote between rounds and some not. I don't see how you can argue that Jono has gained a great advantage in this system when now he's faced with having either his 4th or 5th preference elected. Everyone? T...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

This is a great ding-dong, bringing out the best and worst in all of us. I am genuinely surprised by some of the vitriol spouting forth from our collective mouths. Politics or religion - can't beat it! Back to my real general election result and the BNP "multi-vote" argument. Remember we had this: ...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

There are four separate rounds of voting. Everyone gets to vote four times, some changing their vote between rounds and some not. I don't see how you can argue that Jono has gained a great advantage in this system when now he's faced with having either his 4th or 5th preference elected. Everyone? T...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

Wrong. Since the BNP candidate has now been eliminated, he still has one vote, which has transferred to the UKIP. Its's a simple system. We've had it here for 80 years. It's really not that difficult to understand. Really? I thought Ireland had the STV (Single Transferrable Vote) system which is si...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

Jon O'Neill wrote:As far as the second round goes, BNP has no votes. It's not like there are 6 MPs in the end, all in order of how much power they have, is it.
You really don't understand AV, do you?
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

This is a great ding-dong, bringing out the best and worst in all of us. I am genuinely surprised by some of the vitriol spouting forth from our collective mouths. Politics or religion - can't beat it! Back to my real general election result and the BNP "multi-vote" argument. Remember we had this: L...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

Christ Jono, your political understanding has suddenly expanded, having initially said that the only to reason to vote for AV was that David Cameron was against it! :D :D :D
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

I replied to your example already, although you didn't acknowledge my reply. Either way, I'm puzzled as to why you think someone's opinion about one particular fictitious example would be enough to settle the whole debate (especially when the example is incomplete because you didn't give us any ide...
by Chris Corby
Mon May 02, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

You're certainly doing a good job of obscuring your point, whatever it is. As I understand it, you would prefer a voting system which performed most fairly on some obscure hand-crafted example, even if it was utterly useless for any plausible preferences of a real electorate. Is that right? FFS, I ...
by Chris Corby
Sun May 01, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

I could have worded it better. I simply meant that looking at plausible examples of different results arising from the two systems, and deciding which you think is fair, is a good way to come to a decision. Thanks David, that was the purpose of the exercise. The assertion that my results are unlike...
by Chris Corby
Sun May 01, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

You said that if we think the Labour candidate should have won, we should vote no to AV, which I disagree with. I think it's wrong to base a conclusion solely on one carefully constructed, extreme example. I was demonstrating, without frills, how AV works because from what I saw on TV earlier this ...
by Chris Corby
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

I did ask you to "imagine a seat" where the results I gave occurred. All you had to do was ask yourselves whether the Labour candidate had done enough to win in the example I gave. I gave no indication of whether I was pro or anti AV or my politics although I have strong views on both.
by Chris Corby
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 19887

Re: AV: Yes or No?

Imagine a seat where the top three parties get virtually 100% of the vote and the result is: Labour 48% Lib Dem 30% Conservative 22% Under first past the post, Labour would get the seat with a pretty convincing majority. Under AV, the Conservative candidate is eliminated and their second preference ...
by Chris Corby
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wedding Gifts
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Wedding Gifts

If they have the important material things, buy them an "experience". How about a dinner-for-two and a theatre visit or a week-end break to be taken in a few months? My wife and I have been given these type gifts over the years and always enjoy them. Never used this firm but have a look at the follo...
by Chris Corby
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What would you do with £500?
Replies: 44
Views: 2287

Re: What would you do with £500?

Marc Meakin wrote:spunk it up the wall
You really would have come into the money
by Chris Corby
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Ghosts?
Replies: 157
Views: 7762

Re: Ghosts?

I have only just read this thread and see I was brought into it about a fortnight ago.

I refer to the disclaimer at the start of the Michael Jackson Thriller video to which I concur.

And for the record, I do not belive in ghosts.



Signed
Chris Corby (1947-2006)
by Chris Corby
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oh my (holi)daysssssssss 2011
Replies: 53
Views: 2628

Re: Oh my (holi)daysssssssss 2011

I am off to Iceland tomorrow.











However, if the sausages are no longer on special offer, I might well nip next door to Sainsburys.
by Chris Corby
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 79
Views: 3868

Re: How are you?

The thing about the clock changing is that it's great in autumn when you get an extra hour's sleep, but rubbish in spring when you lose an hour's sleep. Solution? Let's just put the clocks forward an hour every week. I was sat next to a bloke on a course a few years ago and I happened to see that h...
by Chris Corby
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Crossword - THE RETURN OF THE PRIZE
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: Crossword - THE RETURN OF THE PRIZE

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Ryan: Words ...
by Chris Corby
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 22948

Re: Guess who...

Theme from A Summer Place?
by Chris Corby
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 22948

Re: Guess who...

Bloody hell, they are going to be pissed off when the answer is revealed :evil:
by Chris Corby
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 61133

Re: Birthdays

Thanks for all the good wishes guyz on the 18th - I was away and have only just read them. A frequent guest on Countdown is ex-cricketer David Lloyd, just discovered we were born on the same day. So who else on here shares a birthday with someone well known? It has to be the same day, month, year!