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by Darren Carter
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday April 9th 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Re: Spoilers For Friday April 9th 2010

Charlie Reams wrote:
Darren Carter wrote:7 incorrect words? You have to wonder how he managed to get through the audition....
How often would you miss ASTEROIDS in an audition?
I wouldn't now! :D
by Darren Carter
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday April 9th 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Re: Spoilers For Friday April 9th 2010

7 incorrect words? You have to wonder how he managed to get through the audition....
by Darren Carter
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run a CoNuL
Replies: 32
Views: 3702

Re: Proposal to run a CoNuL

I would definitely be up for this as it would be the most local to me now.
by Darren Carter
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 79418

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday Denty......
by Darren Carter
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday March 11th 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 1769

Re: Spoilers For Thursday March 11th 2010

UNEASY for a DC-equaller in Round 11 I think it was.
by Darren Carter
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Risque Rachel Riley
Replies: 43
Views: 4887

Re: Risque Rachel Riley

Dear me, yet more stories about Rachel's dresses. http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2010/02/10/countdown-numbers-queen-rachel-riley-gets-racy-in-saucy-short-dress-see-sexy-pics-115875-22033075/ Clearly, they don't watch the show too often at The Mirror HQ, as she wore today's dress only 3 weeks a...
by Darren Carter
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Last night I dreamt...
Replies: 27
Views: 3251

Re: Last night I dreamt...

I just dreamt about Countdown. We were in a classroom (we were only about 10) and it was 124-107 between me and this girl. She went 6 small and smiled at me but it was pretty straightforward and it went to 134-117. I was on for second highest score ever and the conundrum was revealed: TNMLTEAIE I c...
by Darren Carter
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2010 results & feedback
Replies: 49
Views: 5139

Re: COLIN 2010 results & feedback

Thanks to Ben and his mum for the hospitality. I enjoyed the day and particularly enjoyed meeting some new faces and some old. Thanks also to the 'Jedward of Countdown'* for some entertaining conversations on the way there and back.



















* O'Neill, Jon (COLIN 2010)
by Darren Carter
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

What time should we get there for? I vaguely remember reading 10am for a 10.30 start but can't find where it says that.
by Darren Carter
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?
Replies: 67
Views: 3160

Re: Will anyone achieve a perfect score?

I would say that the probability of all letters rounds having a 9 letter word possible, is pretty much nil. Has there ever been more than 3? I expect someone will know. ;) Yes, I remember a game that involved Ben Wilson which had like 5. Edit: Actually no, it had 4 - quite a few have had 4 9's.
by Darren Carter
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 244974

Re: Feature requests

Matt Morrison wrote:Charlie, Charlie, please can you program something into apterous that makes my willy longer?
He's not a miracle worker you know.
by Darren Carter
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 219
Views: 56191

Re: Coincidence

Ian Dent wrote:I didn't know Steve Wood was at our audition.

Three Octochamps in the same audition, not bad at all.
You could make it four, Ian.
by Darren Carter
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Buzzing for Conundrums
Replies: 47
Views: 2805

Re: Buzzing for Conundrums

It's not going to be perfect unless you have a few seconds to say it through a microphone and then Apterous uses voice recognition to see if it's right or not. I'm not particularly keen on the current system because you can guess the first letter, and then add another letter and delete and add anoth...
by Darren Carter
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Josh/Jack, I think I'm going to a birthday party on Saturday evening so won't be pubbing it afterwards. Sorry to be a pain in the arse - just thought I'd let you know incase you wanted to stay so that you can look at trains back.
by Darren Carter
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Gavin, why are you Gavin Chipper on here but Gevin Chapwell on Apterous?
by Darren Carter
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 11th January 2010 - Series 62
Replies: 28
Views: 2190

Re: Spoilers for Monday 11th January 2010 - Series 62

James Robinson wrote:
But, really I couldn't start without mentioning the special birthday girl. Our very own Rachel Riley is 24 on Monday.

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHEL. (Although, I don't think she can read this. (Unless, she's on here under a pseudonym.))

.
Should we be worried that you know Rachel's birth date?
by Darren Carter
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Ian Dent wrote:DC, we have so much in common.
Damn, yeah, errrrr I think I'll have the pudding actually.....






(not really)
by Darren Carter
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Can I have lunch please, but don't require the apple crumble either - Kirk can have that one as well if he fancies three portions?
by Darren Carter
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Ian Dent wrote:Should be all booked up. Just need to organise DC to enjoy a fruity picnic on the way up.
You'll have to check with my passengers..... ;)
by Darren Carter
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Warrant out for horse sex accused.
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Warrant out for horse sex accused.

Buggery; best word ever.....
by Darren Carter
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Calendar
Replies: 126
Views: 12491

Re: Countdown Calendar

Out of pure interest, how many people own this year's Countdown calendar? I own it. It's actually quite a nice way to start the day, by looking at those 2 games you have to do, whether it be a conundrum/letters or conundrum/numbers. Thought about getting it, but saw it for £10 which I thought was p...
by Darren Carter
Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series
Replies: 276
Views: 16983

Re: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series

Both as a fan of them and also because I think they'd be good, I wouldn't mind seeing Michael McIntyre or David Mitchell on the show. I reckon McIntyre would be hilarious, if only paired with the rather more reserved (but lovely) Susie. This after but him want you would still? http://www.c4countdow...
by Darren Carter
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Ian Dent wrote:I'm in Ben. Will forward payment via post asap.
Thought you weren't going?
by Darren Carter
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oh god it's 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1758

Re: Oh god it's 2010

JimBentley wrote:
Fuck's sake they've started setting fireworks off now. Has everyone gone insane?
Yep, they woke me up. Been ill for a few days and I'm working today so was in bed for 11pm!
by Darren Carter
Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 44996

Re: Countdown in the news

I see Countdown's very own Rachel Riley is single after splitting up with her partner of 4 years: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/2788966/Rachel-Riley-has-her-eye-on-Bill-Bailey.html "I'm single after four years and fancy Bill Bailey" - how the hell did they get that from the quotes?
by Darren Carter
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 62
Replies: 48
Views: 3450

Re: Series 62

It certainly was for me - I sent in my application in about June, and the week before the whole Carol debacle happened. I got a call and audition the following March, then filmed in October and it was finally screened in November. That's probably unusual though. Really Kirk's got my dictionaries ( ...
by Darren Carter
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 62
Replies: 48
Views: 3450

Re: Series 62

Who's thinking of applying for series 62? I didn't think people applied for a particular series. I thought they applied, waited for an audition and then if they pass then wait to go on. Could take weeks, months or years. Is this not the case then? It certainly was for me - I sent in my application ...
by Darren Carter
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 17th 2009
Replies: 118
Views: 6842

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 17th 2009

Oh my. Before the game I thought Chris might sneak it and I was convinced it would go to the crucial conundrum. But then after the last letters game I (and probably everyone else) thought Innis had it in the bag! I was rather surprised when Innis went with 2 large instead of just the 1, but saying t...
by Darren Carter
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What do you dislike most about Countdown?
Replies: 164
Views: 8679

Re: What do you dislike most about Countdown?

I vaguely remember a word round when a vicar was on the show when neither had it written down but both said the same word. I think Jeff mentioned something about being able to trust a vicar or something similar.
by Darren Carter
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 14th 2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1908

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 14th 2009

Well played Jeffrey, you did extremely well considering the lack of practice you had beforehand. Likewise well played Innis, really looking forward to the Carson v Davies quarter final, it's bound to be an epic encounter.
by Darren Carter
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The X Factor Final
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: The X Factor Final

Danyl to win. Well he should have anyway.

Going for Olly as that Geordie kid's eyes gives me the creeps.
by Darren Carter
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why are so many people leaving the forum lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 4352

Re: Why are so many people leaving the forum lately?

Hostile? This forum is mild compared to most.
by Darren Carter
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 244974

Re: Feature requests

Not so much of a feature request, more of a suggestion:

Is there any chance of not having so many chat logs on the chat log page as it takes ages to load if you want to read a chat log from today for example. Perhaps have the last months logs on at a time?
by Darren Carter
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: IT'S ALIVE!
Replies: 25
Views: 2390

Re: IT'S ALIVE!

So much for a productive day off work, damn you Charlie Reams!!
by Darren Carter
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: apterous resting
Replies: 16
Views: 1709

Re: apterous resting

At least I will have a productive couple of days which would make a change.....
by Darren Carter
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!

I'd go with you DC Great, let me know how you get on with filling in the 8 page application form Ian..... I think you might have missed the boat on this one - when they replied with an application form was it an auto-reply? (It was when I sent for one.) They said they were holding auditions for two...
by Darren Carter
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!

Ian Dent wrote:I'd go with you DC
Great, let me know how you get on with filling in the 8 page application form Ian.....
by Darren Carter
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who Do You Think Will Win Series 61?
Replies: 33
Views: 2699

Re: Who Do You Think Will Win Series 61?

I think Chris will win it, although it is such a shame that three such great contestants are in the same series as him, Innis and Andrew are all easily good enough to win a series.
by Darren Carter
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!

(I will be very :( if other c4cers have applied, got on, and secretly mine this thread for tips without revealing themselves, I know a few of you said you'd apply, any joy?). I've actually never the heard of the programme but sounds right up my street. I have just this minute sent them an email ask...
by Darren Carter
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Pointless Series 2 - Your Raccoon Needs You!

(I will be very :( if other c4cers have applied, got on, and secretly mine this thread for tips without revealing themselves, I know a few of you said you'd apply, any joy?). I've actually never the heard of the programme but sounds right up my street. I have just this minute sent them an email ask...
by Darren Carter
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 2nd 2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3070

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 2nd 2009

I thought it would be quite rare seeing as there is normally at least one tricky letters round - obviously it isn't!
by Darren Carter
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 2nd 2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3070

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 2nd 2009

The letters were quite nice today. Here's one for the statto's: when was the last time, before today, that every letters round contained at least a 7 in the selection?
by Darren Carter
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in Coronation Street
Replies: 35
Views: 3049

Re: Countdown in Coronation Street

I am genuinely gutted, Corrie will never be the same again.
by Darren Carter
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Week Noms: 23 - 29 Nov
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Game of the Week Noms: 23 - 29 Nov

Ian, it's not a competition to see who can nominate the most games you know!
by Darren Carter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Week Noms: 23 - 29 Nov
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Game of the Week Noms: 23 - 29 Nov

Ahem!

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=150650

The question is: Did Ben get anything in the inventory for five 9's in a row?!?!?!
by Darren Carter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday November 25th 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2029

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday November 25th 2009

'STRICTLY COME DRINKING'...he obviously didn't see the Oz Clarke and James May programme then. And, years ago there was a programme on Channel 4, I think, where Jools Holland took Rowland Rivron out with the sole intention of getting him pissed. Brilliant! Sounds more like a porno to me... :lol:
by Darren Carter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16937

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

NB if I were going I'd be quite happy to give others lifts too Likewise if I go. Hopefully will have a new job by then so will have to try and get if off work, i've booked it off at my existing workplace - will pay when I know for sure. Might struggle to get it off though seeing as I have jury serv...
by Darren Carter
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei thoughts for 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3044

Re: CoLei thoughts for 2010

Ian Dent wrote:I'd like to come to CoLei. If only to satisfy DC.
:shock:
by Darren Carter
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Play Countdown online?
Replies: 32
Views: 2021

Re: Play Countdown online?

AnnieHall wrote:I meant a virtual website where you play the computer, not where to play you geniuses on here.
I take that as a "NO" then?
If you pay £12, you can have a yearly subscription to Apterous where you can play bots at different standards.
by Darren Carter
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 83
Views: 4113

Re: UK Citizenship Test

Michael Wallace wrote:
Darren Carter wrote:I got 8 but did it in about 2 minutes.
How much do you think spending more time on it would have helped? (I would presume most of us spent about that long on it)
Probably not a great deal, I would have perhaps got another couple right if I'd have thought about them properly.
by Darren Carter
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 83
Views: 4113

Re: UK Citizenship Test

I got 8 but did it in about 2 minutes.
by Darren Carter
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for series 61 quarter finals
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: Spoilers for series 61 quarter finals

When it's all finished, any chance of someone sending me a message with the results?
by Darren Carter
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A message with a smile
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: A message with a smile

Jason, are you for real?
by Darren Carter
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for series 61 quarter finals
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: Spoilers for series 61 quarter finals

Douglas Wilson wrote: (or maybe because tickets were in such high demand they couldn't justify giving two seats to one arse).
Harsh! :o
by Darren Carter
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Official Finals "jizz in your pants" excitement thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2326

Re: The Official Finals "jizz in your pants" excitement thread

I'm so jealous as I would have loved to have gone but completely brassic at the minute. Good luck to all the contestants, but COME ON THE BURGINATOR!
by Darren Carter
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: More news
Replies: 27
Views: 2090

Re: More news

Derek Hazell wrote:
Darren Carter wrote:Has anyone got either version yet? Any good?
If by "either version" you mean the Wii one and the Nintendo DS one, Julie has reviewed the DS one here.

Your original Wii thread is here, but no one appears to have actually played that one yet.
Thanks Derek, I'd completely missed that thread.
by Darren Carter
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: More news
Replies: 27
Views: 2090

Re: More news

Has anyone got either version yet? Any good?

Tempted to buy it my sister for Christmas - "I thought you've always liked Countdown? No? Oh well I guess I will play it then" sort of thing.
by Darren Carter
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Forumites/Apteroids You'd Like Too See On The Show
Replies: 75
Views: 6544

Re: Forumites/Apteroids You'd Like Too See On The Show

Jason Larsen for comedy value, Jack Hurst because he would be entertaining as well as amazingly good, and Ian Dent for being, well, Ian Dent.
by Darren Carter
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3884

Re: Which languages do you know?

I know French to GCSE Level, and then very very basic knowledge of German, Italian and Arabic.