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by Lesley Hines
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When do we start to die?
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: When do we start to die?

Hello apterites. It's threads like this make me realise how much I miss you guys :-)
by Lesley Hines
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Same Sex Marriage

the civil-partnershipped* couple *There's a reason for marriage right there :lol: The preferred adjectival form is "civilised". Gah, then that's blown the argument again. I know lots of straight marrieds who aren't at all civilised, but all the gay ones I know are. I'd leave it as it is, then. 8-) ...
by Lesley Hines
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Same Sex Marriage

You guys remember the B&B owners who wouldn't let the civil-partnershipped* couple share a room, right? They're taking their case to the Supreme Court , although apparently their objection is only to non-married couples. I guess this legislation will help them, then. I also note it says they've got ...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Same Sex Marriage

" For me, the issue with civil partnerships is that they inherently distinguish people based on their sexuality, for apparently no reason ("oh, you're not allowed to get married, but you can have this other thing that is (almost) just as good but for some reason we call it something else"). That's ...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Same Sex Marriage

Marriage is an awful lot more than a bit of paper though. For example, it automatically redefines your next of kin, and intestacy, property rights, proxy decisions (should you become unexpectedly seriously ill, for example), etc. You need to go through an awful lot of paperwork to have it all set up...
by Lesley Hines
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 10 ways to improve Countdown Viewing Figures
Replies: 61
Views: 4991

Re: 10 ways to improve Countdown Viewing Figures

Surely the obvious answer to this is just to remove the several hundred new channels that there are on TVs and other receivers and go back to four channels only? Also outlaw any system that allows people to '+' stuff, thereby never having to watch any adverts ever again. It seems a futile exercise t...
by Lesley Hines
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 standings and results
Replies: 43
Views: 4226

Re: COLIN 2013 standings and results

Nothing to do with all the weirdos who kept emailing, then? :lol:
by Lesley Hines
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 standings and results
Replies: 43
Views: 4226

Re: COLIN 2013 standings and results

I think the big question on everyone's mind is what happened with the karaoke?
by Lesley Hines
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2013- Saturday 26th January
Replies: 195
Views: 29295

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2013- Saturday 26th January

If you have the diet of a seven year old boy then it's cheese sandwiches you need. Just plain is preferred, although sliced tomato, cucumber, apples, carrots and / or grapes on the side for when your mummy insists works well.
by Lesley Hines
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 23314

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

Carol Vorderman wrote:I was always terribly loyal to Countdown
Er, isn't the test of loyalty how you behave when they're not paying you a million big ones a year?
by Lesley Hines
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Should This Yankee Try To Apply?
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Should This Yankee Try To Apply?

I can't see it being a problem. Rob Brownlie (who filmed on the same day as Ryan's first game) was Scottish but lived in France. He and his wife said their petrol allowance covered their EasyJet flights, so you might find you've got a ~£45 start on the flights. Or towards your rowing boat. Or whatev...
by Lesley Hines
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 4733

Re: Name Our Child

I don't understand how you want to avoid porno names, and then want to call your daughter Bunny Badcock. Technically speaking, for the whole porn name thing to work properly they'd have to get her a pet (goldfish or similar, I dunno - babies aren't great with animals) and name that Shagme (ie Shagm...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shampoo v Shower Gel
Replies: 25
Views: 1000

Re: Shampoo v Shower Gel

Also, I refer you both to the oxymoronically-named No Poo Movement. I read somewhere joint projects are good for couples ;)
by Lesley Hines
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shampoo v Shower Gel
Replies: 25
Views: 1000

Re: Shampoo v Shower Gel

My issue is with people not wanting to use whatever cleansing agent they put on their hair on their body. Have you actually read anything I've written in this thread? Jesus. That's definitely the first mention of Jesus - I checked. See, I'd put something on my body and on my hair (e.g. combined sho...
by Lesley Hines
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shampoo v Shower Gel
Replies: 25
Views: 1000

Re: Shampoo v Shower Gel

I remember an old Doris Day movie where the whole premise of the film seemed to be the Stepford Wife washing the children's hair in soap (you know, the solid stuff) and getting a job in advertising from that when they said they preferred it. We tried this and I can only assume soap in the 50s was a ...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: An idea for a future CO-event
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: An idea for a future CO-event

You could also play it Scattergories-style and only have unique answers scoring, which encourages people to go for more obscure answers. Thanks for the heads-up though on what to revise ;)
by Lesley Hines
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Buying faulty crap off eBay - where do you stand?
Replies: 59
Views: 2288

Re: Buying faulty crap off eBay - where do you stand?

Just to keep this vaguely on-topic (although thanks Julie for possibly the most finely-crafted irony I've ever read), if you paid for it with Paypal or a credit card (NB not debit) you may have some protection there. You're entitled to a refund and should be able to return it at their cost if the go...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 45097

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Don't think so. Kids can't play any more, so fiddle away and you'll be fine.
by Lesley Hines
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has anyone else got chlamydia?
Replies: 32
Views: 1411

Re: Has anyone else got chlamydia?

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by Lesley Hines
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has anyone else got chlamydia?
Replies: 32
Views: 1411

Re: Has anyone else got chlamydia?

How do you know it wasn't your missus? /troll :lol: :lol:
by Lesley Hines
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: London Mayoral Election 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: London Mayoral Election 2012

Ok, I'll meet you there in 2 hours 15 minutes. It's a Countmob flashdown! (Or something.) Or at least it will be if (when?) we get the high speed rail link built. Until then it's gonna take Essex Boy two hours to get into the Capital, so there no hope for the rest of us. Corby's got flash plans for...
by Lesley Hines
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ditloids
Replies: 26
Views: 2056

Re: Ditloids

1874: Alexander Bell completes discourse experiment: "Mr Watson, Come here, I want to see you" That's absolutely shocking, how the hell were you supposed to figure out that wording? It barely even makes sense. No. I've just googled it wondering if AB called the invention of the telephone a discours...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Google Demographics
Replies: 26
Views: 1140

Re: Google Demographics

Good, though I'm not sure where credit cards come from though. They come from companies (e.g. banks, sharks, villains) who want you to use them to buy crap you don't need in order to keep up with people you don't particularly like so they can charge use extortionate amounts of interest until they o...
by Lesley Hines
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Google Demographics
Replies: 26
Views: 1140

Re: C4C Link Dump

Your demographics
We infer your age and gender based on the websites that you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Age: 65+
Gender: Male

Fuckwits.
by Lesley Hines
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 27660

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

Many thanks also for all the congratulations here in the public forum, in the form of PMs, posts on Facebook, text messages etc. OH WAIT, THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THESE, YOU BASTARDS. We're waiting for MWM's hyperpost. Also want to know if his 'Catch Robinson Up Mission' has gone public yet. But ...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 27660

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

Have a great time all :) Make sure you post good run-downs when you get back.

*Honestly, not really gutted at all, guv'nor*
by Lesley Hines
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Paul Zenon vs Psychic Sally
Replies: 89
Views: 7738

Re: Paul Zenon vs Psychic Sally

Sally would have to prove that the article is defamatory of her. The definition used by the courts of whether something is defamatory is that it must "tend to lower [her] in the estimation of right-thinking members of society generally". That's really interesting. The problem I guess is that right-...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 458
Views: 35905

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I never knew about the wet surfaces thing, Lesley - I usually leave things to dry off! Leaving to dry (as long as the surface was properly sanitised first) = better than using a cloth, which is likely to reinfect. Same with crap hand driers - they just create an aerosol effect that throws bacteria-...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 458
Views: 35905

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Is there any merit to the three-second rule of dropping food on the floor? i.e. does the "amount of bacteria" on the food increase with time? Linearly? Is the "amount of bacteria" gained by dropping a crisp on the floor and it rolling about a bit, for example, significant when you consider the amou...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old boy film
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Old boy film

Interesting concept. I dunno if a cud watch anything.
by Lesley Hines
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 30760

Re: Countdown in the news

ano but im just saying that it happened more recently than what they had said No, you said the BBC had "got their facts wrong". They didn't. Tbf Auntie describes ERECTION and BASTARDS as being risqué, which is wrong. It's all about context, innit? ;) I also note that The Scottish Sun is 15 hours be...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lame Pun Coon
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Lame Pun Coon

Raccoon fail, sorry.

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by Lesley Hines
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 22117

Re: The Chase

Good luck, Matt!
by Lesley Hines
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 9th 2012
Replies: 49
Views: 2107

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 9th 2012

netizens Actually, that was about the only bit that pissed me off. I always enjoy OoW - usually a nice combo of social history and language - but I was proper narked he was bemoaning new words coming in. I think that's an awesome part of language. Still, lots of people can't cope with change like t...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 15088

Re: Pointless Series 5

Matt Morrison wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote: Technically you put in £2500.
Awful post. Do the maths properly.
I'm guessing at £1000 per episode he was in and £250 x 2: amirite?
by Lesley Hines
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 15088

Re: Pointless Series 5

Today's was quite possibly the best episode of Pointless ever. Quite an interesting end to the head-to-head. I'd love to know how long it really took to adjudicate the decision on the Paramaribo answer - I bet what we saw was heavily edited. Yeah, I couldn't help but wonder if they'd've disallowed ...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30564

Re: Politics in General

I never realised until I read this thread that teenage boys talk about Thatcher so much. 'Sfunny you should say that, as from my conversations with mothers of teenage boys they all seem to spend all their time wanking like demons. (Sorry lads but your mums have noticed the Andrex bills have gone up...
by Lesley Hines
Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 31996

Re: C4C Photo Dump

^^ All of this guy's stuff is awesome - check out the Kurt Wenner online gallery for more good stuff :) There's some really witty stuff in there.
by Lesley Hines
Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 31996

Re: C4C Photo Dump

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by Lesley Hines
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43557

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Jimmy Gough wrote:Haha yeah that did sound like porn. OK thanks. Yeah it is AVI.
I note you didn't confirm it's poker :lol:

Don't get calluses.
by Lesley Hines
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4cecret Santa 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: C4cecret Santa 2011

Wow, looks like C4cecret Santa may be the best one yet!!!! Sign up guys, you do NOT want to miss this one. Was this just QVC style "limited stock remaining" type bullshit then? :( Clearly the best 7 people on the forum had already signed up at this point. Just to state the bleedin' obvious, it's ki...
by Lesley Hines
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Weakest Link
Replies: 204
Views: 10985

Re: The Weakest Link

A repeat of Dinos's appearance on Weakest Link is on BBC2 as I type. :) It should go on to BBCiplayer and be there for a week. Marvellous - just watched it courtesy of the 'Catchup TV' feature on our lovely shiny new BT Vision box. My previous comments still apply. That warranted a spoilers alert t...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 20789

Re: Coincidence

There's a new girl at work and she said her dad had been on Countdown. She then said his surname was in the conundrum and I said "it's not LEVERTON is it?" and she was like "yes! ULEVERTON was the scramble". Was a surreal moment...I remember watching this game in the studio, and to think his daught...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Weakest Link
Replies: 204
Views: 10985

Re: The Weakest Link

Jason! Ffs! Like, spoilerz an' all. Now I've got a smarttv I don't sky+ much. Lemme guess - he went on to the final but didn't win as much as he should do (because of his awesomeness) because the team weren't any good?* *Rhetorical question - please don't give anything else away until I've seen him ...
by Lesley Hines
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4cecret Santa 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: C4cecret Santa 2011

Don't forget if you're under 16 you should probably ask the bill payer's permission. I'm sure your wrinklies would want to know if someone you knew off the internet was sending you a framed photo of their latest shag as a Christmas present.
by Lesley Hines
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30564

Re: Politics in General

Just as a bit of an aside, I went to the flicks the other night and they were trailering a movie called "The Iron Lady" with Meryl Streep as Maggie and Jim Broadbent as Denis. Thought it would be interesting to see how history's been written here. It's out in January. Try not to throw your knickers ...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30564

Re: Politics in General

Sorry you've had some bad experiences and your local hospital sounds awful. So's mine, which is why Birmingham who oversee my treatment kindly make sure I'm always seen there. If it were down to Worcester I wouldn't be here to have the debate. I could give you some proper horror stories too ;) Nurse...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30564

Re: Politics in General

Most nurses are just doing things that almost anyone could be trained to do. That makes it low-skilled, otherwise there wouldn't be enough nurses for one hospital because not enough people could do it. You could say that about any job though. Any person of an ability to gain the requisite degree is...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30564

Re: Politics in General

Nurses are low-skilled You what? Come again? I'm going to need something from you to back up that statement please, as I guarantee the guy that put me on an aspirator and was inserting NG tubes and compression apparatus, and balanced my internal pressures, seemed to know what he was doing. All nurs...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Playing apterous at work
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Playing apterous at work

Congrats on the job then! What are you supposed to be actually doing, rather than upping your ProRank?
by Lesley Hines
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 27660

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

Also don't forget that unless you've got some bedroom oddness going on and are too embarrassed to share your room with another freak off of Countdown then they're all family rooms, they can sleep 2 using the separate double and sofa bed or three if two share the double - makes the prices a lot nice...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Should Countdown BAN Under 16's?
Replies: 44
Views: 2852

Re: Should Countdown BAN Under 16's?

You only need a CRB check if you're going to be on your own with children. If it's down to new regulations about filming times and breaks etc. how do they churn out all the crap on CBBC and the like? Surely that's going to make kids' TV really expensive? Maybe that's why they haven't changed the adv...
by Lesley Hines
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: Ideas

Andy Wilson wrote:What about anagrams on toilet paper? See if you can get it before you have to flush. Conundrex.
I've had one of those as a gag gift for Christmas one year. The anagrams were shit.
Jon Corby wrote:snot
Yer right.
by Lesley Hines
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless Series 5
Replies: 216
Views: 15088

Re: Pointless Series 5

Well I never. I put Pointles on to see if the Beeb are finally treating us to the Robmeister's second coming, and there's someone else on instead. It's on now to find out who :)

Btw, vwd Sue & Phil. Don't want to spoilerise but n1.
by Lesley Hines
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Subtitling errors
Replies: 24
Views: 2358

Re: Subtitling errors

We use subtitles quite a lot just cos life's noisy, and the TV's an extra layer. Also my Dad's deaf so you kinda get used to the idea. For accuracy they're crap - either horribly abridged or often use a homophone, especially in live broadcasts. I don't understand why they don't do them in advance wi...
by Lesley Hines
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Power) Snooker
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: (Power) Snooker

I disagree http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/apr2009/0/4/ronnie-o-sullivan-pic-getty-225595389.jpg Although I'm prepared to concede you have a point in some cases http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2010/2/12/1265962673767/Stephen-Lee-001.jpg I think proper snooker's amazing and t...
by Lesley Hines
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 31294

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

You missed page 3. Trina (19) from Essex, will be pictured with a coin to give her insightful and relevant opinion. In the online version she will probably doing her own disappearing tricks with it.
by Lesley Hines
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 31294

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Head enters the bowl at the bottom, turns on its side... to another head. Sorry Jon. As much as I agree that Derren is full of shit when he says all his disclaimers, I'm not seeing what you're seeing in the video. It ends up as heads sure but I can't fully make out it being heads as it enters the b...