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by Graeme Cole
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: impossible number problems
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: impossible number problems

Some believe that 100 is not a valid target since if the number 100 is in the rack and the target is also 100 then there is no computations to be done. Using this assumption (many believe that this is the case with C4 countdown) there are only 898 targets. The valid targets are between 101 and 999 ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Mastermind

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Very nice, what'll your specialist subject be (if you can say)?
Doing the New Testament letters
The only advice I can give is to never put a sock in a toaster.
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 2266

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Congratulations, both of you. Great final. Highest scoring final ever, and the fourth-highest-scoring of any type, the top three coming in CoCs and the 30th Birthday Championship (this one, this one and this one).

EORTHMAN in R8?
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 19
Views: 7201

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Graeme Cole wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 am
Callum Todd 69 - 34 Zarte Siempre
This is incorrect. Must have been 69-54, as it was a crucial.
Fixed.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 19
Views: 7201

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Callum Todd 6 5 428 2 James Robinson 6 5 383 3 Jen Steadman 6 5 365 4 Jonathan Wynn 6 5 362 5 Zarte Siempre 6 4 371 6 Graeme Cole 6 4 344 7 Tim Down 6 4 341 8 Jeff Clayton 6 4 310 9 Mike Brown 6 4 296 10 Robin McKay 6 3 377 11 Tom Carey 6 ...
by Graeme Cole
Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 133537

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Guys for when that British game show service comes out in July, if it'll have the 30bc, for anyone who watched it, when Nick is explaining the contestant's history in the show do we get a brief footage of them in the show like we did for the supreme championship? No, I don't think they did that, at...
by Graeme Cole
Wed May 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 133537

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Guys for when that British game show service comes out in July, if it'll have the 30bc, for anyone who watched it, when Nick is explaining the contestant's history in the show do we get a brief footage of them in the show like we did for the supreme championship? No, I don't think they did that, at...
by Graeme Cole
Sun May 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:2 - Bigger, Longer and Half-Cut (Countdown in London 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 8234

Re: CO:LON:2 - Bigger, Longer and Half-Cut (Countdown in London 2018)

Here are the results and final standings. Oliver Garner and Mark Murray played in the final, and Oliver won 65-47. STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Oliver Garner 6 5 389 2 Mark Murray 6 5 384 3 James Robinson 6 5 373 4 Tom Cappleman 6 5 354 5 Eddy Byrne 6 5 350 6 Paul Erd...
by Graeme Cole
Fri May 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I thought Clarkson hadn't been too bad as host, but that howler with the ibex question was unforgivable. As examples of What Not To Do As A Quiz Show Host go, saying (exact words) "I'm not even going to look at the screen" before confidently telling the contestant they've got the answer right must b...
by Graeme Cole
Sun May 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

The first guy ended up being the best one. Didn't take the game-ending risk that the others did. I didn't think he was that bad anyway. Yes. Some people on Facebook's Quiz Discussion Group were bemoaning the general knowledge level of the contestants (as you'd expect from a group of quizzing enthus...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 16669

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

And well done personally on your performance as captain, encouraging your team throughout (despite what the Mail claims!) I had no idea what this was a reference to, so I looked for it. Anyone else can find it too, so I won't help the Mail by linking to the article. Suffice to say that all they've ...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Blockbusters: Video Games and Internet themed
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Blockbusters: Video Games and Internet themed

I'd have thought a low-budget remake of Blockbusters themed entirely around internet and old-computer-game-related questions was a pretty niche interest, but I guess the Venn diagram intersection between fans of old technology and fans of old game shows isn't exactly small. Enjoy: https://www.youtub...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA18 - Saturday 31st March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5257

Re: COREA18 - Saturday 31st March 2018

I'm in.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4407

Re: How much do you weigh?

0.068 tonnes.
by Graeme Cole
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 47)
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 47)

Yesterday: Crap standard of play today. "2 good players" mmm...yeah.... No disrespect intended but it stretches the definition of good a bit... And today: Quality still at a low level today. At least some rise in play today with an alright challenger.. Still quite dire though Sigh. Barbed comments l...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 1540

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

The little "4" logo in the corner of the screen has moved from the top left corner to the top right corner.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118647

Re: Ask Graeme?

In Round 1 of this game , the first three letters drawn were QXZ. Have all four of the "difficult" letters (those three plus the J) ever appeared in the same round? If not, how many times have three of them appeared? No selection has ever had J, Q, X and Z in it. 18 selections have had three of tho...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118647

Re: Ask Graeme?

Turns out this thread is still a thing. Following on from the infamous FREEDRUTH incident, how many times has a conundrum answer been used more than once in a series? I know PROUDSTEP => SUPPORTED was also used twice, about 2-3 weeks apart, during or around the time of Robbo's original run in Series...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 3365

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

Pete Cashmore puts the view that the long-running game show Countdown has become "a hunched, wan shadow of its glorious former self". Dull, past its prime, and out of new ideas, Pete Cashmore is a former series champion.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Leak...
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Re: The Leak...

I hope nobody at the Express or Sun is reading this. What if they found out that thousands of past contestants, including us, received the same guidelines about wardrobe and game procedure when they went on the show and didn't give them to the press, on the paper-thin pretext that we didn't think it...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39611

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Detectors
Detectorists!

(Edit: clip I wanted to include with this post but couldn't find at the time.)
by Graeme Cole
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 11946

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

I think I know the answer to this question, but I'm genuinely curious: All spots for the Series 77 finals are now claimed, and there are still seven heats left in the series. If someone wins the next six games and loses the seventh and last heat, and six wins proves to be enough to make it into the...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 8654

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

I just came on here to paste the results in, thinking I was doing it really early. Then I find that Ben has been even keener and has already done it.

Still one result to go, though...

Rob Foster won the final against Jen Steadman, 76-42.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

The conundrum round is filmed with both contestants positioned in clear view of the camera, so it's relatively easy to see who's hand pressed first in these instances. We look back on the hard-drive and see that Graeme pressed first. Not ideal, but fair. Thanks for clarifying. I take back the bit a...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

I was in the studio for this one, the conundrum was actually very controversial. I think Nick said 'good luck to you both' or something on those lines after asking to roll the crucial conundrum. So the board flipped a good second or two before the clock began, and I think they both tried to buzz. G...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The New Crystal Maze
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: The New Crystal Maze

If you want even more commentary on the New Crystal Maze, Iain Weaver's Weaver's Week article has done a similar analysis of the series. The main difference is that he realised the series was over at the time he wrote his article, and when I started this thread on Thursday I thought we were still in...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The New Crystal Maze
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: The New Crystal Maze

Good essay. They've made those games harder as well - you have to get two out of three, when Mumsie would have been happy with just one (content warning: wrong aspect ratio). For the new maths game, the Jailer puzzle in the Medieval zone, it looks like they're still tinkering with the format. In mo...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The New Crystal Maze
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: The New Crystal Maze

Also in the Aztec Zone... you know that game with the balls on the circular tray suspended by four pulleys? I'm not sure if it's a nice idea with the difficulty pitched wrong, or if the teams have just been rubbish at it. It seems infuriatingly fiddly. You decide: [1] [2] I think this game is ridic...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The New Crystal Maze
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

The New Crystal Maze

(Starting a new thread on this rather than using the existing "Crystal Maze" thread, because that's about the experience in London rather than the TV show.) Now we're a few episodes in to the reboot of the Crystal Maze, here is what started as a reply to Gevin's post in another thread, quickly grew ...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dartsdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Dartsdown

I've just playtested this further. Out of 15 rounds, I solved 3 exactly, was 1-5 away on 8 of them and was 6-10 away on 1 of them. It seems that as long as you get a reasonable selection, getting 1 or 2 away is usually doable.
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dartsdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Dartsdown

You've heard of chess boxing . You've heard of... erm... yes, it turns out there are other hybrid sports . Now, inspired by a recent Facebook comment thread, I've invented Dartsdown! One-sentence synopsis Dartsdown is the Countdown numbers game, but you pick your starting numbers by throwing six dar...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 11289

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Disillusioned with the price of the weekend at the Thorpe-on-the-Hill Travelbodge stubbornly refusing to drop below £100 for several months? Wish there was a way of spending only a small fortune on the hotel this year rather than a large one? Well, this weekend they're doing a discount, and it expir...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 3074

Re: Do you know what you know?

Calibration score Mean confidence: 71.60% Actual percent correct: 70.00% You want your mean confidence and actual score to be as close as possible. Mean confidence on correct answers: 76.00% Mean confidence on incorrect answers: 61.33% You want your mean confidence to be low for incorrect answers a...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 83601

Re: Best ever contestants

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm
It can take years of studying CSW in order to win the WSC.
I studied the ODE for ages. Where's my Duke of Edinburgh award?
by Graeme Cole
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 11946

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:03 pm
And when will someone notice that someone has nicked the K tile?
I hadn't noticed this. Turns out we haven't seen a K since a month ago.
by Graeme Cole
Sat May 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May
Replies: 8
Views: 5202

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May

Here are the results. All games were 9-rounders except the final, which was 15 rounds. The final was between the two previous Co:KL winners, Stephen Read and Rob Foster. Rob won the final 109-73 to win Co:KL 2017 and effectively the Co:KL Championship of Champions. Many thanks to Mike for putting th...
by Graeme Cole
Sun May 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19 May
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19 May

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 12:52 am
Gotta admit, I don't really get it...
A few months ago, actor Ricky Tomlinson claimed that Richard Whiteley was an MI5 spy. Details here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-39141060
by Graeme Cole
Sun May 07, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 29
Views: 8136

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Oliver Garner beat Rob Foster 65-62 on the crucial conundrum BUMPROBES to become CO:LON 2017 champion. Here's the rest of the copy-pasta.... STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Rob Foster 6 6 378 2 Oliver Garner 6 6 360 3 Conor Travers 6 5 392 4 Dan McColm 6 5 352 4 Giles Hu...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th April 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th April 2017

I kept expecting Nick to go off on a rant about immigration. I think it was his tie.

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by Graeme Cole
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 7268

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

In please!
by Graeme Cole
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 562
Views: 96384

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I dreamed that I was on Countdown and Susie's origins bit was something interesting about words related to marine animals. It was interesting enough that well into the next round I was distracted thinking about various fish parts and how they got their name, so I could only find a three letter word...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 562
Views: 96384

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I dreamed that I was on Countdown and Susie's origins bit was something interesting about words related to marine animals. It was interesting enough that well into the next round I was distracted thinking about various fish parts and how they got their name, so I could only find a three letter word....
by Graeme Cole
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 4745

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

The round 2 fixtures are almost complete, except for two tables which contain Nick Wainwright, Hugh Binnie, Mark James, CF, Phil Makepeace and Heather Badcock in some configuration. A picture shows that Nick was playing Hugh. Phil and CF had already played each other in R1 so would have been on dif...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 16669

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Adam Gillard wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Seagull was flying tonight.
And shitting over everyone else.
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:45 pm
VERY consistent! Wonder if that has happened before?
According to the database, no, not in a 15-round game. That's the first time a contestant has offered the same length word in every letters round.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 9846

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

I know someone's going to ask "What if the consonant pile on my table has, say, five Qs in it? Am I not allowed to remove any? What about three Qs? Two?" My "you are the ref" take on this would be to show the deck to the organiser, and if they're satisfied it has a silly distribution then they can r...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 9846

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

lots of stuff There's nothing wrong in itself with shuffling away runs of five Es or whatever. I believe apterous does this, and as Jono says, even on Countdown it seems they shuffle face up because you almost never get four of the same letter in a row. It's not as if anyone's planting words, or th...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 9846

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

But how far would someone conceivably go when it comes to sorting the deck? I remember being in a game years ago (COLIN? Cobliv?) where we removed all but one of the many Qs from the deck, which seemed reasonable. Ideally we'd have the thing people have suggested before, where we decide on a standa...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: You Are The Darts Ref

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:19 pm
So do they issue corrections if a dart them falls out?
Yes.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 10122

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am

Textarea? Fucking hell.
WTabsoluteF gevin
You don't impress anyone by leaving out the space.
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_textarea.asp
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: You Are The Darts Ref

Another scenario: Ryan is really tall and instead of throwing the darts, just sort of falls into the board with his feet still behind the line and gets all his darts in the treble 20. Is this allowed? Another scenario: A Mr Chapwell is really short but has like a 7 foot long telescopic dart and jus...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: You Are The Darts Ref

Another scenario: Ryan is really tall and instead of throwing the darts, just sort of falls into the board with his feet still behind the line and gets all his darts in the treble 20. Is this allowed? No. Physically touching a dart while it's in the board would end your turn. He could probably lean...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

You Are The Darts Ref

If a dart falls out of the board before a player has completed their throw, or if it's knocked out of the board by another dart, it doesn't count. Specifically, a dart must have its point touching the board at the completion of the throw to count. A player completes their throw when they remove thei...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 7671

Re: CO-MSO

Thomas Cappleman wrote:Is that a round 1 or round 2 question?
Round 1. It's things the Fox and Hounds usually run out of on the last Saturday in January, along with space and beer.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 3818

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

Lincoln/Bristol format: I'd play either, but I prefer Lincoln-style. I find it's more sociable and less like an exam or a classroom, and when there's a dedicated host for the game, conundrums work much better than the Bristol-style "look at the screen at the front, tap the table to buzz, and write t...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 53402

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who think the week starts on Sunday.
by Graeme Cole
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 53402

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark Deeks wrote:People who, after racking up a game of pool and lifting the black up to see where the spot is, spin it on the spot when putting it back. Barbaric behaviour.
I do this. It's going to be an awkward pool session at the Fox and Hounds in January.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 12435

Re: Mondegreens

What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely... What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode? https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s Without having heard this before or read the lyrics, it sounds to me like...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 53402

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I always think of the Bambi episode by the Young Ones when I think of University Challange. Btw Paxman is piss poor as the presenter. He rarely hurries the teams He does hurry the teams, but usually only towards the end of the quiz, or at other times if the team deliberate for ages. Compare him to ...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 53402

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who say "reading" rather than "studying" in their University Challenge introduction.