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by Richard Brittain
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Final Condemnation
Replies: 2
Views: 544

The Final Condemnation

I shall deliver my final condemnation of this place. It is an abomination. I shall take my peace with me, finally.
by Richard Brittain
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Discovery

Discovery

A new, and fun, cryptic puzzle.

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COSTT SPILLHIP SI MANDIA AIDEE
REEMYJ THEMANB SI MANDIA AIDEE
RAMIA MTRAIN SI CHEARL YILER
BURNEE YAK SI CHEARL YILER
ASSUN TORMON SI ????? ????
by Richard Brittain
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jason's sequence of events
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Jason's sequence of events

Oh, well I added a little bit just now.. I think you'll agree with that too.
by Richard Brittain
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jason's sequence of events
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Jason's sequence of events

Yeah.. I'm starting to think more and more that Jason is in fact in complete knowledge and control of what he's doing and saying, and is some sort of egotistical monster getting kicks out of all this. Which means, all this time.. the joke has been on us. It's about time we got out some flaming torch...
by Richard Brittain
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113272

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

hi folks im a new member with two questions: 2, I have watched countdown for close to ten years and i'm still not sure of the maximum number of consonants or vowels that can be selected in one round. This isn't a question. 2) a contestant must pick at least 3 vowels and 4 consonants in each round T...
by Richard Brittain
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Characters you'd like to see
Replies: 89
Views: 3231

Re: Characters you'd like to see

Alec: Please leave the forums.
by Richard Brittain
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Craig Beevers wrote:Christ Liverpool just got outplayed for large periods by Reading. I know Torres didn't get out of second gear, probably his mind is on what club he's going to move to in the summer, but wow. Awful performance.
Well, at least they didn't lose. At home. To a League One side. Even worse performance.
by Richard Brittain
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Richard Digance
Replies: 81
Views: 3243

Re: Richard Digance

Matthew Green wrote:David Mitchell- my ideal choice
Say that again?
by Richard Brittain
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Strictly Come Dancing
Replies: 37
Views: 1169

Re: Strictly Come Dancing

Gavin Chipper wrote:I think David Mitchell summed up the situation quite well on 8/10 Cats.
Are you sure about that?
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 383
Views: 10749

Re: Religion

Well, atheists are just those who oppose God in their hearts. That's why they are invariably troubled and feel the need to speak loudly about their (lack of) beliefs. Everyone knows God exists, because that is how they live, but some manage to pretend to themselves that they don't believe in God, by...
by Richard Brittain
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

I agree that Rooney is having a better season this year. He's certainly scored more goals than he usually does. He normally gets about 12 league goals a season, a really bad return for a supposedly world-class striker. I don't care if he doesn't always play as an 'out-and-out' striker, he plays in a...
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons

To be honest, I couldn't care less, but why have you tried to force the 'Indifferent' people into rigid opinions? If there was just an 'Indifferent' option, I would vote for that, but you've tried to force me into saying either 'I don't use the buttons' or 'Apterous is for gays', neither of which is...
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Well, thanks for taking the time to comment on all of my entries. I was thinking of counter-commenting on all of your comments, but then realised that would be ridiculous. However, feel free to make a list yourself, and I will dissect it and give my opinions.
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

I decided to make a list of players who I feel are generally overrated or underrated, by people and by the media. Here it is: Overrated Cesc Fabregas - Has no pace, can't tackle, and generally seems to have an evil aura surrounding him. Has quite good ball control, but is nowhere near being a world ...
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Well I'm not really a proper Liverpool fan, but they're definitely my favourite team in the Prem. To be honest, I started following them when Robbie Keane moved there because it seemed such a perfect match. I still think it was completely nonsensical to sell him. Anyway, I've watched most of the tel...
by Richard Brittain
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Alright, Beevers is right. Benitez is shit, he has to go. Reina is probably the worst keeper in the league right now; He was balding at age 23 so there should have been alarm bells ringing when we signed him. He's washed out at age 27. Lucas isn't good enough, Glen Johnson doesn't look interested an...
by Richard Brittain
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand Final
Replies: 66
Views: 3698

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand F

I was trying to ascertain whether Chris knew the word 'allotrope' before either of them buzzed in. I wasn't sure, but 1.5 seconds into it I was trying to read their expressions and find out whether either was going to get it. I wasn't too sure, but I was pleased when Chris buzzed in, because I could...
by Richard Brittain
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Matt Morrison wrote:That's what Charlie meant. It's a gamble, but Benitez knows if he bandies about your weighty name in a meeting, a silent hubbub of support is likely to instantly descend over the boardroom for at least the time being.
Haha, excellent post.
by Richard Brittain
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009
Replies: 57
Views: 1808

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009

That's true, I forgot about him.
by Richard Brittain
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009
Replies: 57
Views: 1808

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009

If anyone is gonna start keeping height stats, for the last CoC: Jon Coles was the tallest, DoD was the shortest (bear in mind this includes Kai) and Tony Warren was the widest. I was the coolest. I don't remember Jon Coles being particularly tall. I don't think there were any really tall contestan...
by Richard Brittain
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Charlie - No.. Rafa Benitez actually read this thread and made his guarantee on the basis of my post. Jeff Stelling texted me to say so.
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Arsenal again played shockingly bad, and were extremely lucky to avoid defeat. They've been really lucky this season so far. I can easily see Liverpool overhauling them. Arsenal will probably finish outside the top 4.
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Clearly, Rafa Benitez has been reading C4C.
Richard Brittain wrote:They'll still definitely finish in the top 4 though.
Richard Brittain wrote:However, they will still easily finish in the top 4 this year.
"Liverpool manager Benitez 'guarantees' top four finish."
by Richard Brittain
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll counter-poll (interpoll) (pollyanne)
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: Poll counter-poll (interpoll) (pollyanne)

Awesome post by Matthew Green.
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Iron Mike Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: The Iron Mike Thread

LOL. This was an awesome Reams post.
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Liverpool have had a shocking season so far, no-one can disguise that. They'll still definitely finish in the top 4 though. Anyone who watched the Arsenal game saw Liverpool tear apart Arsenal in the first half - they were totally dominant. At the moment they're very weak defensively. Arsenal's firs...
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Iron Mike Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: The Iron Mike Thread

I recommend the program 'Tyson Raw + Uncut' showing on ESPN Classic, which chronicles every one of Tyson's fights.
by Richard Brittain
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Iron Mike Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: The Iron Mike Thread

Charlie Reams wrote:
That's great, despite the dire questioning of Kermit O'Dreary. Maximum respect to Mikey T.
Agreed.
by Richard Brittain
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why are so many people leaving the forum lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 2540

Re: Why are so many people leaving the forum latel

On the subject of hostility; This forum is a little bit more hostile than real life. But it is a lot less hostile than the average internet forums, as many would also testify. My opinion is this; Often, people who spend a lot of time on their own on the internet/computer become a little warped, self...
by Richard Brittain
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Iron Mike Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 571

The Iron Mike Thread

This thread is dedicated to the legendary boxer Mike Tyson, a great sportsman and a man of God.

I love watching his interviews as much as his fights. Here are two, of many, classics:

Broken back.

Interview with Dermot Murnaghan last month.
by Richard Brittain
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 94
Views: 4277

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I do think Craig makes some valid points. Ali is a little bit overrated. Definitely a contender for the greatest boxer ever; definitely not the greatest sportsman ever. On the subject of boxing, I'm a big fan of Mike Tyson. In his early years, he was incredible to watch, explosive and ferocious, all...
by Richard Brittain
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 94
Views: 4277

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

There are two very obvious choices which have been left out.

Sami Hyypia, and Lee Bowyer.
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who Do You Think Will Win Series 61?
Replies: 33
Views: 1415

Re: Who Do You Think Will Win Series 61?

I think Chris Davies will win it.
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are all done pass time whileApterous is down?
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: What are all done pass time whileApterous is d

Dave, I was just listening to 'Asturias' by Isaac Albeniz. I understand you're a fan of his.
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are all done pass time whileApterous is down?
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: What are all done pass time whileApterous is d

David O'Donnell wrote:Vintage RB and brutal. Love it. :D
Gee.. Thanks.
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are all done pass time whileApterous is down?
Replies: 10
Views: 480

What are all done pass time whileApterous is down?

As requested (the Subject field limited my title to a certain number of characters)
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 383
Views: 10749

Re: Religion

Why then do you err?
by Richard Brittain
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 383
Views: 10749

Re: Religion

What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
by Richard Brittain
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: apterous resting
Replies: 16
Views: 977

Re: apterous resting

Frank Rodolf is back with a vengeance; hacking from the Dutch Antilles.
by Richard Brittain
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptochat Abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Aptochat Abuse

Hollow. Desolate.
by Richard Brittain
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptochat Abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Aptochat Abuse

Apologies for my madness in aptochat last night. No racism or homophobia involved, just a good old nervous breakdown. Haha, excellent. Thanks for the tip, never would have looked otherwise. My favourite bit: 2009-12-01 01:37:00 Ben Hunter: i hate a girl Yeah, thanks Ben, that was well worth reading...
by Richard Brittain
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptochat Abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Aptochat Abuse

What makes you say he was sex-starved? Aren't oversexed people generally more angry?
by Richard Brittain
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Question
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Question

Ah, OK.
by Richard Brittain
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Question
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Question

Alec.. are you trying to suck up to Reams?
by Richard Brittain
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Official Series 61 Finals Spoilers
Replies: 95
Views: 3329

Re: Official Series 61 Finals Spoilers

What? It was a genuinely funny moment in the show. The expression on Jeff's face when he realised he had been talking to an empty seat was priceless - Susie could barely contain her excited grin. It turned out Dave Beasant was under the table making origami shapes out of one of the contestant's pape...
by Richard Brittain
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Official Series 61 Finals Spoilers
Replies: 95
Views: 3329

Re: Official Series 61 Finals Spoilers

One of my favourite moments of the finals was when Dave Beasant was in dictionary corner, and Jeff asked him to play a game. "I'll start saying popular western holiday festivals and you have to complete the name," Jeff said, grinning. He started by saying, "Eas-", looking at Dave expectantly, who pa...
by Richard Brittain
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Official Series 61 Finals Spoilers
Replies: 95
Views: 3329

Re: Official Series 61 Finals Spoilers

יִשְׂרָאֵל‎
by Richard Brittain
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66390

Re: The C4C Football Thread

It wasn't just the incredible, brazen audacity with which he cunningly guided the ball with his hand. It was the devilish grin on his face afterwards, the refusal to take any responsibility, the inability to even consider that he did wrong, that makes Thierry Henry's act unbelievably despicable. He'...
by Richard Brittain
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COME ON IRELAND!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: COME ON IRELAND!!!!

Evil game. Wish I hadn't watched it.
by Richard Brittain
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COME ON IRELAND!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: COME ON IRELAND!!!!

Keith Andrews will score tonight. I advise you all stake your mortgages on it.
by Richard Brittain
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Strange Games
Replies: 295
Views: 14958

Re: Strange Games

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=142925

This is the most incredible game I ever played, because I won the game by 50 points but the game recorded it as a 30 point defeat.
by Richard Brittain
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eggheads
Replies: 123
Views: 2908

Re: Eggheads

I was putting together a team for Eggheads a few months ago. Our name was to be 'Lightning Wind - Knowledge of Ezekiel', but we only had 3 definite people and I never got round to applying. In general, my general knowledge is a lot better than my Countdown skills. If anyone here wants to put togethe...
by Richard Brittain
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Movember
Replies: 57
Views: 1568

Re: Movember

Well, these aren't from November, and they aren't specific moustaches, and they weren't grown in the name of cancer, but it seems that Mikey and myself have you all beat. http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/richardbrittain/mikeypolice.jpg http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/richardbritta...
by Richard Brittain
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jews(dard)
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Jews(dard)

The problem with the word "Jew" is that it has at least two distinct meanings. People make fun of religion but then they stop at Jews because they think they are being racist - they don't seem to realise that giving two concepts the same word doesn't make them the same thing! Anyway, which Jews are...
by Richard Brittain
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jews(dard)
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Jews(dard)

Behold, this day I set forth a blessing and a curse.
by Richard Brittain
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co-lympics
Replies: 112
Views: 12568

Re: Co-lympics

Actually, it wasn't cancelled; it's just that only Jono turned up.
by Richard Brittain
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Philosophy
Replies: 106
Views: 2255

Re: Philosophy

David, you made an excellent point; that was one of the most intelligent posts I've read on the internet in some time. However, you should not let your faith waver; do not pander to the hidden machine.
by Richard Brittain
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co-lympics
Replies: 112
Views: 12568

Re: Co-lympics

Thou sayeth it.