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by Thomas Carey
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Chiyo Miyako, third oldest living person, just because pretty much everyone on this list has one

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... le#/search
by Thomas Carey
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 278
Views: 16193

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

gev if i haven't done one by the end of september i'll buy you a bigger, yellower phonecase
by Thomas Carey
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4294

Re: Music connection question

I think I've got 15.

Artists have a bird in their name? (More specifically a bird of prey, maybe?) (highlight)
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?

mine (all dates 2015)

#1. Fill an application. - 14 Jan
#2. Get an audition date. - 3 March
#3. Do the audition. - 5 March
#4. Find out if you passed. - 5 March literally as soon as I did it
#5. Get a recording date. - 26 June
#6. Record your TV run. - 4 August
#7. Broadcast date. - 17 Sep
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17 March 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17 March 2017

:(

why does this always happen to the Pratesis
by Thomas Carey
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1474

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

A damning indictment of the wheelchair-unfriendly disablist homes in the Countdown community. You'd struggle to find somewhere more disablist than Tom's student accom. His room is up 3 flights of stairs, and the bathroom is up another flight of stairs. #PrayForZ And yet it's *me* that always ends u...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1064

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

Both Krols (primary school/loads of other stuff. Joseph lives literally across the road from me, both at home and at uni) Jonathan Rawlinson (is my supervisor now) Oliver Garner (bumped into him (figuratively) while on a run) And a further 16 people that I can think of (probably more) from various ...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1474

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

Stop dissing my endz, yo. You learn to love the hill after walking up and down it a couple of times a day.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 122
Views: 15882

Re: Only Connect

Smashed itttttttttttttttttt
by Thomas Carey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 40565

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory. But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone. I just remembered the sp ecific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the ...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1064

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

Half inclined to count Ryan, who saw me at the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. I did not see him back, but I did hear him. "MAAAAAAARK", I heard. "That sounds like Ryan", I thought. Saw nothing. Got a text a few minutes later. Cracking day. Rained a lot. Did this happen? I had no recollection of this...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: The Future Of Recaps
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: The Future Of Recaps

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:10 pm
I's be happy to do some recaps, though it appears that this subforum has long since ended :(
Reckon there'd be enough interest to do them daily once we get up to date, so yeah go for it. Remember, we managed to do about 20 years of backtracking once, we can do a few months.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 5636

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Joseph Krol is on next year's UC for Corpus, Cambridge
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1064

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

Both Krols (primary school/loads of other stuff. Joseph lives literally across the road from me, both at home and at uni) Jonathan Rawlinson (is my supervisor now) Oliver Garner (bumped into him (figuratively) while on a run) And a further 16 people that I can think of (probably more) from various n...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)

Hmm. It's been foveae long before the new update so maybe the definition changed?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1748

Re: 2017 upgrade!

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Yeah I haven't noticed anything different either
by Thomas Carey
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 25
Views: 2055

Re: CO-MSO

Is that a round 1 or round 2 question? Round 1. It's things the Fox and Hounds usually run out of on the last Saturday in January, along with space and beer. 3 points to the Verbivores. This puts you at precisely the number of points required to be able to cock up the wall and then win by one after...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 25
Views: 2055

Re: CO-MSO

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site.
You say etc, but there's not enough there to make a connection. What about drinks and forks?
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by Thomas Carey
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4955

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Mobile apterous works pretty well right now I think. Could be improved but it's definitely playable on the go
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 1160

Re: Crisps

What's everyone's opinion on eating them one crisp at a time vs multiple crisps in one go?
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 5636

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there! Didn't they miss the Armagh one? But yeah, unlucky lads. Even though it did make me sa...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guinness World Record Attempt....
Replies: 18
Views: 1653

Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Video evidence?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5223

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Vera Lynn Prince Philip Chuck Berry Hugh Hefner Barbara Bush George H.W. Bush Jimmy Carter Betty White (even though she seems to be invincible) I.M. Pei Kirk Douglas Had fifteen on the list so took out some of the younger ones - Angela Lansbury, Bob Dylan, John Major, David Attenborough and Her Maj ...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 1442

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

The only way COLIN has changed since 2005* also happened in 2012, funnily enough- the addition of the showcase final, and that was only thanks to a poll on c4c (can't find the link right now but it's in here somewhere) which asked for people's favourite format, and which 'Edinburgh style with a fin...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill

Graham had booked a holiday with his grandchildren over the finals filming dates. Source: the recap of this classic game (and a few other places on the forum, I believe Tom Barnes mentioned it which is how it got out)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

Anagram of personal, and some chemical. Back when I was an edgy 15 year old with an active tumblr blog I used to tag my personal posts as #psoralen and had to stop when I got a message from some scientist telling me to stop spamming the psoralen tag.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25961

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who sit in a bay of 4 or 6 on a train, despite only being one person. Can allow it if the train is almost empty but otherwise (i.e. if groups can't sit together) it's incredibly twattish.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8169

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

4/10 for Jim, 0/10 for everyone else. Mental.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8169

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I've never been a fan of Death Pool games as a lot of my picks would be people I'd be sad to see die, but I suppose if you insist that I absolutely must: - Muhammed Ali (congestive heart disease) - Glen Campbell (pneumonia) - Billy Connolly (complications of Alzheimer's) - Fidel Castro (natural cau...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim The Last)
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Spoilers for 14 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim The Last)

Johnny wrote:
Also ANDRADITE in the RADIATED round (missed this; is it new?).
Perhaps surprisingly, no
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: My Countdown future
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: My Countdown future

Wait shit I think I gave him the wrong job title. He's like the researcher guy. Sorry
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: My Countdown future
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: My Countdown future

Phone auditions are definitely the norm. I got one and I lived like an hour away from the studio. I think they still do some in-person ones but you'd get a phone one definitely. Basically Dave the audience coordinator gave me a time via email, then called me at that time. Loads of people have said t...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 25961

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Graeme Cole wrote:People who think the week starts on Sunday.
Or any other day except for Monday. Uni starts the week on Thursday for some reason.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 5636

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

[quote="Adam Gillard"Hucthings smash![/quote So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance. W...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 8205

Re: FOCAL 2016

Also: If it's accepted that all scoring systems are arbitrary, then that kind of suggests that anything, be it sports... politics... this etc. should have no rewards applied to it on the basis that if you scored it as 2 points for a win and 5 for a draw the results might be different? 1 Leicester Ci...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 8205

Re: FOCAL 2016

I don't really see how this is different from the top 3 at Colin getting free entry into the next one. It's a nice reward, but I wouldn't be too bothered if nobody got it. But yeah, even though this scoring system may not be the best one (I personally prefer Gevin's, even though it puts me lower and...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25277

Re: Politics in General

I hope this thread never goes back to politics.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: The Future Of Recaps
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: The Future Of Recaps

James Laverty wrote:Tbf though, nobody's written any recaps for several weeks. Might be worth having a full review of the situation
If we were able to do all the recaps dating back to 1983 or whatever we can do the last few weeks. I volunteer for a few.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 19
Views: 1011

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Hard to argue with that. Dylan is the one that springs to mind other than those four. Co event performance could be another metric - obviously some people go to less events than others, so it's not that good (although much better than countdown performance), but when someone (Jack) consistently domi...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...

I'd be down for doing a mock event over skype or discord or whatever, but like co-apto it's not really a real coevent is it. Then again co-apterous was called that. Whatever, doesn't really matter what it's called does it. Still good plan though
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st October 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st October 2016

thought he quit didn't he

or was that someone else
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Bristol 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Can I just apologise on behalf of myself and the Krol siblings for all the stupid adolescent shite we shat onto this beautiful forum around 2011

Rhys was our age around then too, but he's different
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: Best ever televised game?

My favourite televised game is a bit of a cheat as I've only seen it on YouTube , it also involved a young lad, the youngest to ever appear on the show I believe. A couple of bloopers in there as well in the words he declared, highly recommended viewing! Maybe I just like young lads? Is that so wro...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1614

Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

fucking destroyed
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3750

Re: FOCAL 2017

I'm happy to get involved - by having a great time at most of these events! Thanks everyone for running this again, much appreciated! :DDDDDDDD
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3750

Re: FOCAL 2017

Events in CAPITALS have been booked, and you can safely book things like travel and accommodation for them. Events otherwise listed are probable but not yet certain, and so you would book these things at your own risk. 1st April - Leeds (Callum) So my clever idea to book a hotel in Leeds for the ba...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 3973

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions) You and some six-year-olds who think it's a good idea until they realise it's stupid. I only started a couple of years ago, it's great cause you don't have to carry a...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 3973

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 19913

Re: Coincidence

Was just battling with the Omelette selection 'OYAD', and the bloke talking on the radio emphasised the word 'TODAY'. Thanks, I thought. I'm telling. Hey, if the chorus to Harry Belafonte's famous Banana Boat Song had been playing at the time, the radio easily might have led you to try a certain in...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

126 with Robbo, 119 with Tracey, 109 with Ben. Dunno if they're the top 3 but I assume so. I'm probably 4th on Jen's with 96 I'm not sure it counts as a top three if you just assume they're the top three and only check those people! Well they are on everyone elses. Is there a way to sort through al...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

Missed an obvious one - Joseph Krol with 142 (and I expected it to be about double that), but most of them are non-Countdowny.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

126 with Robbo, 119 with Tracey, 109 with Ben. Dunno if they're the top 3 but I assume so. I'm probably 4th on Jen's with 96
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 3973

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Steven M. McCann wrote:it was brought to my attention

Shit, we've got a mole!

I for one welcome Steven's reappearance. Without it, we would not have seen Ian called Vagcuntie, and I would have pissed myself laughing one less time than I have now.

inb4 it's actually fewer. It sounds stupid, I don't care
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4955

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote:As it is Monday I thought I would ask this :
HWM NYFY WLLNDS TNDTHS ?
tls tn
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: Best ever televised game?

Best one I've seen in the studio (and presumably the best recent one) has got to be Ann vs Tim
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3548

Re: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016

P W D Pts 1 Dylan Taylor 8 8 0 532 2 James Robinson 8 7 0 495 3 Jack Worsley 8 6 0 523 4 Callum Todd 8 6 0 479 5 Paul Erdunast 8 6 0 477 6 Tracey Mills 8 6 0 444 7 Rob Foster 8 5 1 503 8 Thomas Carey 8 5 1 477 9 Dan McColm 8 5 1 469 10 Jonathan Wynn 8 5 1 452 11 Jennifer Steadman 8 5 0 495 12 Giles...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3548

Re: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016

Gavin Chipper wrote:Was there a final or semi-finals etc. after the rankings were established?
Just a final. Robbo beat Dylan on the second conundrum.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1113

Re: The Mandela Effect

I'd only heard of the bears (a couple of years ago now) as an example of the Mandela effect.