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by Johnny Canuck
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58067

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Considering going to Captain Marvel -- is it worth it?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)

That was a very strong performance from Maggie - much better than yesterday's. She could easily be an octochamp playing like that. There was a Julia Wilkinson who was an octochamp across series 47 and 48. I can't remember what she looked like though. She was from Southampton too! Have her pencilled...
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 603
Views: 148868

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream recently that a society/club was trying to encourage me to sign up whilst telling me they had "a diverse range of virgins". One of their main selling points was that Paul Erdunast was a member. You just made me snort with laughter and get a bunch of strangers on the bus to give me weird...
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 115
Views: 26997

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Not strictly speaking a spot of a Countdown word, but you know you're pretty invested in Apterous when you see a story like this in The Onion and your first thought is trying to determine if the catchy, neologistic product name has a 9-letter word available from it. EDIT: And then I read the article...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:25 am
What's glhf?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=glhf
What's lmgtfy?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 8)
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 8)

Recap will have to wait until tonight unless someone else wants to do it first (they're welcome to) -- going to lunch with company today.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 28th January 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

Re: Spoilers for 28th January 2019

The "error" was that DC suggested TOMGIRL, which turned out to be premium-only and not added to Lex yet. Going to remove now.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)

First octochamp sorted. Two new contestants. Can we get another run like last series? Let's find out If Adam plays like he did today, despite the nervy start, then I would say that a double octochamp run would not be out of question. Unholiest was a cracking 9 and Carriage was a good spot too. Also...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January 2019 (Series 80, prelim 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January 2019 (Series 80, prelim 2)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Brendan game 6. Surely he'll octo now?
I'd say he's more likely to on Monday tbh.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 2597

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)

You know you're reaching the critical stages of the CoC when Susie starts needing to define the conundrum answers. (This one is still unpencilled too!)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 15th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 2)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Can honestly say that is the toughest conundrum I think I have ever seen - would not have got that in 100 million years!
I think that one actually is in Ascension -- mind you, I still only got it because I remember setting it myself.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)
Replies: 7
Views: 2137

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)

James Robinson wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:39 pm
DHELIBONG as the scramble for the conundrum...., am I missing a joke, or does no-one know how to spell DELHI?? :P :? :?:
DHELIMUGS in Series 70 also. Curiouser and curiouser.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th January 2019 (COC XV, game 5)
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th January 2019 (COC XV, game 5)

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:10 pm
pegging
🍆
Signature checks out.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3 January 2019 (COC XV, game 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3 January 2019 (COC XV, game 2)

Joy! Looks like I'm stuck at work over lunch hour today. Anyone else can do the recap if they're up for it - otherwise I'll wikify it tonight.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 2125

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)

Apto-magic for the Wynn!! Great start to the tourney despite the subpar max score and commiserations to Phil for being within striking distance for so long.

Got 828 in the fourth numbers game via (5*5-2)*9*4 I believe.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 14th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Spoilers for Friday 14th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 2)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:16 pm
PATIENT as an equaller in Round 1, surely? Can't believe the studio missed that.
Or you could garnish DC's FETA to make FETATION.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 116)
Replies: 9
Views: 1531

Spoilers for Friday 7th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 116)

Today's recap is up for grabs if anyone wants to make it this afternoon! Not gonna have time to 'cap it up within an hour. For the rest of the world, Mark Jeary gears up for game four today -- and due to the layout of the series leaderboard, it's all the way to Series 80 or nothing if he hopes for a...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 23
Views: 3290

Re: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

I'm actually quite impressed regarding how quiet everyone on here managed to be about Robin's absence, with the finals presumably having been planned four months ago or so.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 110)
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 110)

If Aptery is indeed correlated with octochampdom, Apterite Sam Reilly may give us a ninth, but he'd have to start either tomorrow or Monday to make the S79 deadline.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Saturday Shows
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Saturday Shows

Now that I have a full-time job I'd have to say that a Saturday slot would be quite convenient! They managed six-day-a-week broadcasts for several months in Series 54 (early 2006) -- does anyone know why the Saturday show was put there?
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd November (Series 79, Prelim 105)
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd November (Series 79, Prelim 105)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:51 am
7th president of the United States of America Andrew Jackson is back for game three!!!!
...of his second term, in fact.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 100)
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 100)

When was the last series where a 7-time champion didn't make the finals? Was it Series 47? As a wiki/Countdown history geek I should totally remember this... guess I've gotta turn in my card now :mrgreen:
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 603
Views: 148868

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night I dreamt I was watching Countdown with the intent of recapping it, and things got... interesting. The person in the champion's chair was a male Apterite and clearly part of the 900-club/CoC material crowd, and he was facing off against an elderly woman named Debra Nycholls (spelling on...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 95)
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 95)

CECIL has been repeating a LONG sequence of Martin May's targets -- won't be long before the repeated sequence hits itself if this keeps up.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

You can come back after 5 years. Zarte did. I think that is dependant on how the opponent does, as Zarte lost to a CoC champ, but Alan seems capable, so we will see how he does, as if he octos, that may help Chris out, but I am not sure as to whether that is an official or unofficial stance. Don't ...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90)
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))

Can't get any details for today's show at all -- therefore, anyone else who has the details can go ahead and do the recap, I don't mind. Have they just stopped putting them online for some reason?
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:18 am
How come the episode ain't on the wiki yet?
Sorry dude -- couldn't get access to the subtitles file today, which is usually how I've been transcribing them. Are there subtitles for this episode on 4oD for you? I can't tell if they're down for everyone or just me...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)

If DC said REMORSE in the NORMLESS round, they done screwed up -- and the wiki will need to be edited.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)

Poor Vicki... I whitewashed her. :|

1st Numbers Alt.: (75 - 1) * (1 + 3 + 3) - 50

SONORITY to match TOURNOIS.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 2094

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

This series must be approaching the record for greatest number of people who have been provisionally ranked #1 seed, though I suspect Series 21 is still tops (see the factoid on the page).
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

I'll be really surprised (and disappointed) if mike doesn't make the 800 club After today, I honestly don't think he's that likely to anymore -- he'd need his highest score so far (115) to qualify. Still doable by all means if he gets a niner, though, and he's also probably going to yet again make ...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Oh yeah. And. PEGMATOID in the first round.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Without revealing his real last name, does anyone know if this challenger is "Alex H" from Apterous?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 20504

Re: C of C Draw......

Were any of the CoC shows billed as being the 7000th episode? Officially that won't be until the second week of Series 80 proper, but the celebrations of "thousandth" episodes have tended to be slightly before the actual ones.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Pleased to get a max game here, though dampened somewhat by the max score being so low.

4th Numbers Alt.: (25 * 4 - 1 - 7) * 6
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

David Williams wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
No joy for Unstarted in R1....
Those of us who followed it with DISAGREER in R2 would have got off to a pretty poor start.
Though they would be in pretty respectable company :)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

Mike is an Apterite, though he seems to have only played a double-digit number of games. Respect to both him and Tealin for assembling the highest joint score of the series so far.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)

LATERISED!

EDIT: Was also hoping for SEACOAST in the FACETS round but it's CSW only. Cripes.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

Robin's range of heat scores must be one of the largest of any octochamp, though I suspect Glen Webb is still tops.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

PURPOSER to beat RAPPERS/POURERS.

Four octochamps in 33 games... mad skillz from Robin and all the others.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Has any Octochamp ever got 0 conundrums? He's 0/6 so far.
Ryan Taylor got only 1/8. I think there may have been octos with 0/8 success rates in the 9 round era (Lindsay Denyer comes to mind).
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Spoilers for 26th September 2018

I hope Robin's scores keep linearly increasing and he gets like 150 in his last game.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

Um... Janet, I doubt "pronounciation" is Received Pronunciation. :)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

That conundrum answer was somewhat topical, as it's Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). For a couple more hours, anyway.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

MATRONAGE to beat GARMENTO.

Nice job completing the octochampdom hat-trick, Dave!
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

All of the targets since Tuesday have been repeats of a sequence from last week. Tony got parts of both repetitions.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)

After the letter D was put up in Round 8 (PLAUDIT round), am I right in thinking that Sam asked for "another" consonant and Rachel mistakenly picked an A from the vowel box? Or did I just mishear him saying "a vowel"? Quite a close game, especially for so late in a run -- respect to both contestants...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

"Can I have a concert, please, Rachel?" in the first letters round after the first break. Even the subtitles recorded him saying that!
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 81
Views: 13989

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

I predict Wynn and Chafer-Cook will get through to the first and second semi-finals, prevailing by a lot of points each time. Then Stewart Holden and Craig Beevers will crash the party and battle it out in the final.

Also, are there two Moles?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Including his original stint in 1999, Tony has had four different DC guests in five games. Freaky, huh?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Another repeated CECIL sequence is on the march. R3 yesterday matched R14 of this episode from November 2017, and all targets since have been the same.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 3121

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

At least 6 times a day, sometimes 7-10 if I'm in a work environment that features free coffee. IBS is a bastard.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

Took me an embarrassingly long time to remember what NEUROMAS + T was...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

DLEEROTHF uses the same name but is probably too hard for a heat game
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

Philip Wilson wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Strange unpronounceable conundrum scramble!
I thought this at first too but, being a fan of Van Halen and other classics, I think it might have been intended to spell out "D. Lee Roth".