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by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 131
Views: 42981

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: 14
Views: 670

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: 11
Views: 833

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: 690

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: 171
Views: 40968

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
Replies: 20
Views: 5292

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: 590

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: 1085

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: 1800

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: 1800

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: 1362

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: 2136

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: 2136

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: 10666

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: 607
Views: 133729

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: 607
Views: 133729

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: 578
Views: 114002

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: 15407

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: 10567

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: 33292

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: 33292

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: 33292

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

Rewriting my list. 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, Heather Styles, Mark Deeks and G...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 209
Views: 81045

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: 20692

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: 20692

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: 39580

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: 3941

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: 3941

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...
by Thomas Carey
Fri May 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 3607

Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

sources say that on 7 June, Elliott Mellor will replace Theresa May as highest scoring octochamp or something
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 24
Views: 4554

Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

who;s ready to see another episode of that kid (believed to be in his 20a) that, according to some shitrag, beat the previous highest winning margin of 21 points yesterday, and gEtS aLl HiS cOnUnDrUmS iN sEcOnDs elliott if you best my fastest time to get all 8 conundrums record i'll wallop you (you ...
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 23
Views: 5339

Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

are we going to actually talk about the games of the community member currently airing, who is on track to break pretty much every record in countdown's 37 year history, or are we just going to get distracted by baiting some dumb kid again?

let's find out!
by Thomas Carey
Tue May 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)
Replies: 10
Views: 2451

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84

Fiona is genuinely the best thing to happen to this community in the last month or so
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 21409

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 1:26 pm
Forget this event, Co:Ell'shouse is clearly going to be way better.
You still wouldn't be able to find it.
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 20, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84)
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Spoilers for Monday 20th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84)

I was in the studio Elliott losses 230-220 to andy sc in this one x
by Thomas Carey
Fri May 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 31
Views: 6491

Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

What will Elliott Mellor get up to today?
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 16, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)
Replies: 18
Views: 3047

Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)

Elliott Mellor.

(also happy birthday jen and t-cap)
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 21409

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:38 pm
It is on the Sunday Tom Carey
Ah whoops, I forgot I probably won't live that long. Does Friday work? Alternatively I can do Thursday before 3pm
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 21409

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:53 pm
The date has been comfirmed for Sunday 18th August from 12:00 to 19:00 with format comfirmed in due course
I'm sorry, I can't make that day cause my granny will be ill. Can I play my games on the Sunday instead?
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 13, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 79)
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Spoilers for Monday 13th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 79)

I'm pretty sure it's still Sandra? Prepare for the storm.
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 9th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 77)
Replies: 0
Views: 903

Spoilers for Thursday 9th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 77)

Bunch of people seem to have birthdays today. Also Sandra's back. Beware of the storm.
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 08, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 76)
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Spoilers for Wednesday 8th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 76)

Sandra Pilson's pretty good. Prepare for the storm.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)

Fiona's last game for a while! Join the apto show chat thing it's great
by Thomas Carey
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 209
Views: 81045

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

I happened to be the contestant in the Five Words, Five Grand section on The Dave Berry Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio this morning. You can see how I did here , go to 19:45. Good going. My first thought was baps :) To be honest, I have no idea how you got away with that third one! My answers: lo...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)
Replies: 9
Views: 1661

Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)

Not an April Fool - with 619 points, Steven breaks the long standing record for lowest octotal
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2019 (series 80, prelim 41)
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2019 (series 80, prelim 41)

Cathy Summerside wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:25 am
Well done to Maggie for being a downright legend. Also to Jane Basford for her win yesterday. She's back now.
Hi Maus - any chance you could change the year please? Not sure it'll let me do it. I thought this was one of those historic catch-ups :D
Whoops, sorry
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2019 (series 80, prelim 41)
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

Spoilers for Wednesday 20th March 2019 (series 80, prelim 41)

Well done to Maggie for being a downright legend. Also to Jane Basford for her win yesterday. She's back now.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 11721

Re: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019

Jennifer Steadman wrote:🚡
Aerial tramway solidarity <3
Jennifer Steadman wrote:OldBob1998
I'm ex forces, apologise immediately or wallops. Also rip me
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 37)
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Spoilers for Thursday 14th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 37)

Let's see if I can get the title right this time. Maggie's back!
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 36)
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Spoilers for Wednesday 13th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 36)

Maggie has 4 strong wins right now which is awesome, she's very close in points to the other 4 winsers with a game in hand. Hope she wins another four tbh

(whoooops)
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

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

Maggie Barlow won closely yesterday, her turn now.