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by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1336
Views: 294507

Re: Ask Graeme?

All very interesting thanks everyone. Now a question related to personal stats. We have the Superstats on Apterous. I almost always pick CCCVVVCVC however my opponents obviously have a wide range of picks. Is there any way it could be seen what letter selections have the best max % for a player? I'...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1336
Views: 294507

Re: Ask Graeme?

this is yet another question that can be answered with 'a bunch of the best ever players and Frank Mulvey'
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 14471

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

I'm not Jack's PR agent or anything but I know Jack well enough to know that he'd still go for it. It would be a farce otherwise, it's not a practice game on apterous, it's a record that would presumably have literally stood forever, bearing in mind the upcoming change in format 12 games into the n...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The COLIN Google Earth quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: The COLIN Google Earth quiz

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Is Thomas Carey Ben Wilson yet?
ha, he wishes
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The COLIN Google Earth quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: The COLIN Google Earth quiz

i'll do this tomorrow or whenever I'm Ben Wilson but I hope you included the lincoln bra lady. Definitely the highlight of the walk from hykeham station to the fox. Fuck I miss colin[
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

a food in the hand is worth two in the mouth
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1336
Views: 294507

Re: Ask Graeme?

good shout. i thought http://wiki.apterous.org/Jamie_Ilett-Jones might be in contention but apparently not
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3173

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Done. Quality in SF2 generally a lot stronger than SF1 I thought
by Thomas Carey
Tue May 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Mouses (mice?) and keyboards that need batteries.
i'd much rather have to change a battery every few months than have to deal with another unnecessary wire coming out my laptop/mouse
by Thomas Carey
Sat May 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Weird food fusions

peanut butter w marmite I don't even think this is weird and you can buy them together now. yeah this was a reference to meakin in taht other thread. i haven't tried them together but i will soon when a convenient opportunity arises. this is controversial but i recently partook in a cook off agains...
by Thomas Carey
Sat May 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Weird food fusions

peanut butter w marmite
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 14, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 23
Views: 4700

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

I'm also DBS checked and happy to be whatever role needs this, you know I turn up to most events anyway
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 30BC - a better way of drawing the contestants?
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: 30BC - a better way of drawing the contestants?

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 pm
CoCQP5: Jack Worsley vs Kirk Bevins
Domino's is the pizza place for the ExtravaganZZa Feast® pizza, when we combine beef with loads of pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, fresh onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and black olives, all topped with extra 100 percent real mozzarella cheese.
by Thomas Carey
Sat May 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous brown? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Is Apterous brown? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Yeah, some sort of bluey white but I think that's just association with Countdown or the fact that most of the screen is white when you're in the game
by Thomas Carey
Fri May 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who posts here?
Replies: 48
Views: 3348

Re: Who posts here?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:23 pm

I don't think it's worth my time looking at visible posts as I did before
:(
by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 79
Views: 6066

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:33 am
damo said it in aptochat at some point i'll find the link when i'm more awake

spoilers callum tood beats tim down in final (with steel chair). bradley horrocks narrowly misses out
haha tood
by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 79
Views: 6066

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

damo said it in aptochat at some point i'll find the link when i'm more awake

spoilers callum tood beats tim down in final (with steel chair). bradley horrocks narrowly misses out
by Thomas Carey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus watch
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Coronavirus watch

whoever the 10 oldest royals are. sub out charles i guess cause he already has it
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Private Message Abuse.
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Private Message Abuse.

who's gonna say it
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

'Do you wanna build a snowman' has the same number of syllables as 'teenage mutant ninja turtles'. Edit: and 'harder better faster stronger'. Enjoy your evening. Whoops, was gonna mention this and forgot. Someone did a Twitter bit which finds Wikipedia pages that do it. https://mobile.twitter.com/w...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 764
Views: 154331

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:57 am
What is grass?
baby don't hurt me
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 764
Views: 154331

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Incorrect. Not a bush
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 764
Views: 154331

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I particularly hate it when you're on the train feeling a bit tired and you want to have a nap but there's no plug socket to lean against! Touché. Is that actually what you meant? Lean against the wall. Combined with the seat back you have a nice corner. Try to do that in an aisle seat and you'll p...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 764
Views: 154331

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:06 am
I particularly hate it when you're on the train feeling a bit tired and you want to have a nap but there's no plug socket to lean against!
Touché.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 764
Views: 154331

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I usually move, unless I'm only on for a very short time. Often the window seat has a plug socket, and I like to lean against it to nap, so I prefer it even if someone else ends up during next to me. I don't mind the sitting next to strangers part of aisle seats, I just like the windows more
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:MyArs April 31st
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: Co:MyArs April 31st

Sounds good. I'm in
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 4158

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Martin Peters wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:51 pm
under the tutelage of its new hosts, myself (Martin Peters) and my wife, Maureen.
Is she the one?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: Spoilers for 27th February 2020.

Graeme Cole wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Susie said you couldn't put the S on MUTTON, which surprised me. Perhaps restaurants don't serve it any more?
Happy birthday
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 131
Views: 45965

Re: Countdowners in the news

Can't believe nobody posted this. Stop the fucjing presses.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/m ... 152079.amp
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Preferred format for event finals
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

Re: Preferred format for event finals

where's the idgaf option

i mean 15s are less volatile than 9s and 14s for obvious reasons. is that good? bad? who knows! i don;t see any reason why it shoudldb e the same as the rest of event, but if the organiser wants it that way fuckin let em, free country in it, will of the people, j
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]

cheers @whoever said 73 but yeah 69 all the way. the fact that you get games like this one between two players who didn't even make the finals, that there was a heat game between the last two CoC winners , the fact that Glen Webb's octotal went from being 3rd highest ever to 3rd highest in the serie...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: Contestants by Region: IRELAND

Unsurprisingly, Feargal Delaney was indeed Irish - I recall watching his game while on holiday in Ireland. Likewise Gary McEnaney, who filmed on the same day as me. However, I'm fairly sure Wayne McSorley, who beat Matty Artell, had an English accent. Wayne was from Bradford yeah, was on my first f...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 172
Views: 44237

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Add China and Myanmar as of today, putting me on 16. For the zero people who care about US states, last summer's Washington makes it 5 (or 7 with drive throughs)
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) - 16 May 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 27
Views: 9230

Re: Countdown in London (CO:LON) - 16 May 2020

Fiona T wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 am
We're very excited to be able to reveal our lunchtime diversion!

JCP, aka Destra will be performing Eurovision hits for your enjoyment! It's gonna be awesome and I can't wait!
*withdraws sign-up*
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 3)
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Spoilers for Monday 6th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 3)

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

PLASTIC ELVIS

Distracts our attention from Johnson-Davies?

PLASTIC ELVIS

I can't think of any more lyrics. Luke's gonna get a pretty good octotal but nobody cares cause he was like 8 months later than that guy who knocked the bar into low earth orbit. Peace~
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 finals predictions
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: Series 81 finals predictions

https://greem.co.uk/cgi-bin/bevinsnumber/number.py but it hasn't been updated since 2015. Graeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Facebook Culls
Replies: 19
Views: 2450

Re: Facebook Culls

A bit like Jen, I've got rid of a decent number in my time and have only regretted one or two. I haven't thought much about the getting it down to 100 thing, but I don't think I'd find it too difficult. For those who say they never unfriend, how have you managed to avoid ever friending someone who ...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Facebook Culls
Replies: 19
Views: 2450

Re: Facebook Culls

I never unfriend, not really sure why. Up to like 1500 'friends', a lot of whom I don't really know. I guess I like to keep the connection, occasionally I'll talk to someone from school or something about something they post and it's nice to keep in touch. There's definitely a lot of those people wh...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: ProRanks history video
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: ProRanks history video

This is good
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2912

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

I quite enjoyed this episode of Celebrity Countdown. The scoring system is okay but gives an unfair advantage to the contestant solving the conundrum. I think that the conundrum should only be worth five points if this scoring system is used. That's exactly how it's done on flat scoring on apterous...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2912

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

I'm gonna invoke my SPECIAL VALUABLE TOP SECRET INSIDER INFORMATION i watched some of the recordings and say that yeah rachel did a different numbers tip every episode. THey did go in some vaguely sensical order, it's just they're broadcasting out of order (maybe to split up the people onmultiple sh...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 11967

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Yeah, was at the recordings for the first few games of series 82 (broadcast in the new year) over a month ago. They'll be fine
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 694
Views: 150589

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:31 pm
People who have toasted marshmallows. How is that a thing? It's such an arbitrary thing to do. Excuse me a minute while I stir fry some gummy bears.
tastes good
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 694
Views: 150589

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Don't mind people putting on makeup (or hot food if it doesn't take the piss) but agree with the others. I'd like to add - people who are on their own but sit in a bay of 4/6 (can make an exception if the train is super empty) because so many times there's nowhere for us to go when I'm in a group of...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128226

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Is "brownface" or "blackface" intrinsically racist, or does intent and context matter?
Let's ask this community of almost exclusively white people!
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 48
Views: 17403

Re: FOCAL scoring system

It didn't make a massive difference to the top 8. A few people changed places, but only Graeme Cole dropped out, going from 8th all the way down to 12th. Tom Cary took his place going from 10th to 7th. The biggest change within the top 8 was Eddy Byrne going from 3rd to 6th. Robbed! (of an E, mostl...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 74
Views: 13127

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:09 am
I'm guessing these will air over Christmas? Dec 23rd to Jan 3rd?
jan 2nd is first game of series 82 so probably not (source - saw it filmed)
by Thomas Carey
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 77
Views: 35945

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

What about, say, people I first knew through countdown but then met entirely coincidentally through other stuff? Like, Jonathan Rawlinson was my supervisor for a bit, and would have been regardless of either of our involvement in countdown. I knew him through countdown first, so by your rules I can ...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 77
Views: 35945

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

People you already knew definitely shouldn't count. Disagree. Why should certain people count for some people but not others? I’m happy to accept that people who don’t really do countdown but got dragged along to the odd event shouldn’t count as countdowners, which is why I put some people in brack...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 77
Views: 35945

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Rewriting my list. (accurate as of lockdown times) Joseph Krol, Sophie Krol (ancient/childhood friends, also you can add Emily Zhang and Wilf Carey if you count people I know from real life I've dragged to co-events as countdowners) Callum Todd, Jamie McNeill, Zarte Jones, Jen Steadman, Andy Platt, ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 210
Views: 85250

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Andy Platt wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Sam, Stephen, and some other dickhead, are on tonight's episode of Only Connect.
That's no way to speak about Mark Davies.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 34
Views: 22657

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Jason Larsen. Did I win? I think I won. :o :o :o How did this happen? Was in Seattle for mate's wedding. Figured I should meet up with Jason, but all the places nearby were closed cause I was late getting back from taking down said wedding. Ended up chatting in his apartment for like 45 minutes.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 34
Views: 22657

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Jason Larsen.

Did I win? I think I won.

(also Anthony Endsor, Eddy Byrne, Ann Dibben, Callum Todd for about five seconds, one of Dan Byrom's accomodations, two of Matty's, three of Krol's, think that's it)
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 105
Views: 42265

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Phil H wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:43 pm
See below. In a way, it's not surprising, but in another way, it only hits home when you see it in black and white: Elliott got 97.5% of the available max, further ahead of the previous best than it was ahead of the previous 10th place.
I love when my stats randomly become relevant :D
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 4458

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

Fred Mumford wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Dylan fans
lol could you imagine

but yeh good stuff good stuff wdwdwd
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 4458

Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

46 points to tie with Dylan's highway ever octotal, 72 to get 1000, there's not really any higher targets because this is so unprecedented. His average has been over 132, so he'll probably get a few here. With a game in hand, he's beaten my octotal and indeed that of all but 8 people (wouldn't it be...