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by Ralph Gillions
Tue May 17, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 53541

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday David (O'Donnell)
by Ralph Gillions
Fri May 13, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2011
Replies: 131
Views: 5484

Re: Eurovision 2011

I find it rather odd that people don't simply stand and sing anymore.
These days it seems obligatory to wear fancy dress and have hugely distracting light shows.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu May 12, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday May 12th 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Spoilers For Thursday May 12th 2011

Another good performance Tom. Congratulations.
Although I would not have minded looking at Stewart for a while longer.
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.
Replies: 85
Views: 10115

Re: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.

Charlie Reams wrote:Do a lot of people watch Countdown for the smiles?
I doubt it. :) But smiles are nice.
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.
Replies: 85
Views: 10115

Re: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.

At least they bring smiles to the programme.
Apart from attractive Andrew and happy Emma, we have had a run of UNsmiling contestants.
by Ralph Gillions
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.
Replies: 85
Views: 10115

Re: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.

Any news of your violin results yet Sophie?
by Ralph Gillions
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 53541

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday to Simon Cooper
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What University Did You Go To/Are you at/Are you going to?
Replies: 65
Views: 5002

Re: What University Did You Go To/Are you at/Are you going t

Oxford could claim Jeffrey Burgin.
So there!!!
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What will he do?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: What will he do?

Use your imagination Andy.
Be creative.
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 53541

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday to Edward (McCullagh)
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 11037

Re: Mondegreens

Surely if we found everything we need from Google, it would reduce the amount of interraction we have with each other.
No need to converse or chat to discover things - just ask Google, sounds rather dull and eliminates the delight of talking to others. :)
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Rachel For a Day
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Rachel For a Day

How long did it take for Rachel to settle down comfortably into her job.
She is vastly more confident now than she was in her early days.
by Ralph Gillions
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.
Replies: 85
Views: 10115

Re: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.

Soph K wrote:
Ralph Gillions wrote:When do you get the result?
In a couple of weeks I think. The sight reading was really hard! The sight reading only is out of 21 I think, so I think I just got about 13...
Let us know when you get the result. Fingers crossed!
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.
Replies: 85
Views: 10115

Re: Sophie Krol's Musings - and your comments about them.

I like your thread Sophie. It's a good idea.
Good luck with your violin exam. When do you get the result?
I play piano and guitar.
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 53541

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday Thomas (Carey)
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Only Connect (Connection Walls)
Replies: 52
Views: 3091

Re: Only Connect (Connection Walls)

I was at the walls a couple of days ago.
Struggling painfully I'm afraid.
But I won't give up.
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 108
Views: 15662

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

This is Troika from the Lieutenant Kije Suite by Prokofiev....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45xscpiW9pg
by Ralph Gillions
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Survey on AV
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Survey on AV

Done
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 5 Random Songs
Replies: 42
Views: 1277

Re: 5 Random Songs

I don't have an iPod. Many so-called personal headsets are far from personal. I can often hear other people's music - but not clearly. I just get a sort of "tish,poo, tish, poo, tish, poo" effect. The last 5 pieces of music I listened to: Neopolitan Dance from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake He Stopped Lovi...
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113150

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello Lee. Hope you enjoy it here.
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TV
Replies: 41
Views: 3366

Re: TV

I love Being Human
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday February 24th 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: Spoilers For Thursday February 24th 2011

Dan McColm wrote:Desperate Dan, I'm afraid. Christ, I was shite.
No you weren't.
You put up a great show.
Also, you have a nice calm voice, and you smiled. :)
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 53541

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday Charlie.
by Ralph Gillions
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Censoring words
Replies: 110
Views: 4388

Re: Censoring words

"Ma's out, Pa's out, let's talk rude, Pee, poe, belly, bum, drawers." Flanders & Swann (I think) It always seems to me that there are two main bodies. One body will be wary of using 'dodgy' words in public places, certain social settings, or with strangers. They do not wish to offend, so they err on...
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What happens in the studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: What happens in the studio?

What are the letters and numbers made of?
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What happens in the studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: What happens in the studio?

;)
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 14th 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 14th 2011

[quote="Brian Moore] I'd never come across Debra Stephenson before. .....reading Margaret Thatcher quotes with a voice vaguely like Margaret Thatcher.[quote]

She does a pretty good Davina McCall impression.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svUXSetYLno
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What happens in the studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: What happens in the studio?

Gavin Chipper wrote:Ralph,
some
very
interesting
questions
there.
I
have
enjoyed
reading
the
responses.
Thank
you
Gavin.
So
have
I.
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What happens in the studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: What happens in the studio?

What have you done with your nameplates? Donated mine as a Valentines love token to Jeff Burgin. :shock: :x :cry: I am usually fairly tolerant and understanding. But there are limits!!!! There are things up with which I will not put. Do your worst Lesley. I comfort myself knowing that some bonds ca...
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What happens in the studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: What happens in the studio?

What have you done with your nameplates?
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What happens in the studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: What happens in the studio?

Thanks very much Charlie.
Prompt and enlightening. :)
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What happens in the studio?
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

What happens in the studio?

Do they play opening and closing credits and music? Or are they added on after recording before the programme goes out? How long does it take to complete the recording of 1 show? (It does seem daft that each letter selection Rachel turns to look at a camera, rather than the contestant. Most odd.) Is...
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Murderes to be allowed a Parliamentary vote?
Replies: 33
Views: 1259

Re: Murderes to be allowed a Parliamentary vote?

It doesn't really bother me.
The parliamentary fuss surprises me a bit.
If prisoners are going to be deprived of anything, then access to drugs might be a better target, and more useful would be consistent and determined programmes of rehabilitation.
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday February 11th 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Spoilers For Friday February 11th 2011

Excellent performances Edward. It's been a great pleasure watching you.
A smile is never too far away from your lips - which is nice.
Splendid!
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday February 8th 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday February 8th 2011

Well done again Edward.
I think you're getting the hang of this game.
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday February 4th 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1014

Re: Spoilers For Friday February 4th 2011

It's been a real pleasure to watch you this week Edward.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2011 results & feedback
Replies: 80
Views: 9165

Re: COLIN 2011 results & feedback

Thanks for posting a link to the pictures Ben. It is nice to see them.
by Ralph Gillions
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 1st February 2011 (Series 64, Prelim 17)
Replies: 39
Views: 1656

Re: Tuesday 1st February 2011 (Series 64, Prelim 17)

Gavin Chipper wrote:This is like a Ralph Gillions post.
Naah! Mine are better than this. You just don't understand them.
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday February 1st 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday February 1st 2011

I think Thom has a very nice voice.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Horrible Histories
Replies: 20
Views: 1074

Re: Horrible Histories

"1066 and All That" for the computer age. :)
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mensa
Replies: 39
Views: 1313

Re: Mensa

Congratulations Joseph, and well done!
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday January 21st 2011
Replies: 40
Views: 1795

Re: Spoilers For Friday January 21st 2011

Smashing performances Adam. Well done!
by Ralph Gillions
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weetabix
Replies: 94
Views: 2658

Re: Weetabix

It's a matter of taste.
Some people just lightly moisten so that some crispiness is retained.
Some use a lot of milk and mix it all up into a mush.
Others spread butter on one side and eat them dry.
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 17th 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 17th 2011

Smashing performances Adam
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: ICE CREAM! YUM OR YUCK?
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: ICE CREAM!

Coffee flavour - easily.
If not available I'd have vanilla.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tonight's Dinner
Replies: 121
Views: 5724

Re: Tonight's Dinner

Toad in the Hole with onion flavoured gravy.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Happy new year!

Jason Larsen wrote:Who are you?
You will find Soph K introducing herself near the end of this page in the usual "post here first" thread Jason.
http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... start=1500
by Ralph Gillions
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Happy new year!

There's no smirking going on Jason.
We are smiling with pleasure.
by Ralph Gillions
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Happy new year!

That is a very nice message Jason.
A happy new year to you too!
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Are You Doing For NYE?
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: What Are You Doing For NYE?

Happy new year to you all.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Roses
Replies: 17
Views: 814

Re: Roses

I liked coffee creme best. Pity they dropped it.
by Ralph Gillions
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Are You Doing For NYE?
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: What Are You Doing For NYE?

Home alone. With wine.
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010
Replies: 70
Views: 3676

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010

Congratulations to both of you Jack and Eoin on your splendid performances throughout the series.
Thanks for the entertainment.
by Ralph Gillions
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The last Post?
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: The last Post?

What Matt said. ^^^
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1307

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010

Congratulations Eoin.
Thanks to both you and Daniel for a very good game.
Modestly played in a nice spirit.
by Ralph Gillions
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 13th 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1280

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 13th 2010

I think Daniel may have had a trim.
I could see both his eyes this time. ;)
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Getting On - Jo Brand
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Getting On - Jo Brand

Very funny in an uneasy sort of way.
Some nice understated performances.
But I loathed the wobbly, jerky, zoomy, panning, unsteady camera.
I didn't find the camera-work realistic; I found it very irritating.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post levels
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: Post levels

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Ralph Gillions wrote:1 more post and I become a devotee.
If it isn't a Burgin quote I'll be disappointed.
I wouldn't want you to be disappointed Kai :D
Image
Hopefully I am now a devotee.
by Ralph Gillions
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post levels
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: Post levels

1 more post and I become a devotee.
by Ralph Gillions
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: He's gettin' married in the morning...
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: He's gettin' married in the morning...

Congratulations to you both.
Enjoy every moment.