Search found 272 matches

by Gary Male
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veggies
Replies: 106
Views: 3479

Re: Veggies

So someone makes a post regarding your sexuality and you get all stroppy and upset, yet you think it's perfectly fine to make a joke about me being sexually assaulted by a priest in the thread about mars bars. You disgust me. I'm out of here. Blimey, that one must have been brewing for a while (as ...
by Gary Male
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veggies
Replies: 106
Views: 3479

Re: Veggies

Phil Reynolds wrote: Ooh, 1970s comedy. How retro.
Or, right. So someone makes a post regarding your sexuality and you get all stroppy and upset, yet you think it's perfectly fine to make a joke about me being sexually assaulted by a priest in the thread about mars bars. You disgust me. I'm out of here.
by Gary Male
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wordplay on FIVE
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: Wordplay on FIVE

I'll give it a bash. Anyone know where the studios are? Londinium I presume... Does anyone know if FIVE have a watch again feature online or does anyone know where I could see a clip of this show as I'm at work when it's on. Many thanks. http://demand.five.tv/ No Wordplay though, probably due to th...
by Gary Male
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Defend Countdown (Daily Mail article)
Replies: 74
Views: 3183

Re: Defend Countdown (Daily Mail article)

With the current DC guest, the Daily Mail must be happy that Countdown has upped the extremist right-wing count. Jon Gaunt weighs in at a whopping 15.7 megaWiddicombes.
by Gary Male
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 26th Match 2009 (Series 60, Game 35)
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Thursday 24th Match 2009 (Series 60, Game 35)

On a more serious note, does this mean that as extreme right-wingers are now in dictionary corner, we can expect people who are slightly more liberal in their views such as Nick Griffin and Charlie Sargent in a couple of weeks?
by Gary Male
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 26th Match 2009 (Series 60, Game 35)
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Thursday 24th Match 2009 (Series 60, Game 35)

Regular listeners to the Collings and Herrin podcast will know who "Gaunty" is. There's a snippet at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whqh6SpnGvg

What a cuntish cunty cunt he is.

Sorry Kai.
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 24th March 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 33)
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Tuesday 24th March 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 33)

Round 8: C L T R N E A E O C1: CENTRAL (7) C2: ETERNAL (7) DC: TOLERANCE (18) OT: COETERNAL (18) Score: 44–46 (max 79) 2 quite high probability 9s already. I bet Kirk would have loved this game http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=513&round=4614#r4614 Hmm. I remember telling Kirk that TOLERANC...
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on DVD?
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Countdown on DVD?

I bought House, Futurama, Red Dwarf and the like on DVD because I could (and do) watch them over and over. With all due respect to the production team, watching each Countdown once is enough for me.

So no, I wouldn't buy it.
by Gary Male
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Podcasts

Microphones built into laptops rock. Well, apart from the sound quality obviously. And the fact that mine doesn't work so I have to plug in a proper mic anyway. But the point still stands.
by Gary Male
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Lowest sum of primes
Replies: 26
Views: 2056

Re: Lowest sum of primes

Right, down to 1,377. The hunt continues
by Gary Male
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Egg or Chicken
Replies: 27
Views: 1613

Re: Egg or Chicken

Not really suitable for games/puzzles, so moved to Off Topic
by Gary Male
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Lowest sum of primes
Replies: 26
Views: 2056

Re: Lowest sum of primes

I'm in at 1,800. Any advances?

601, 409, 257, 251, 89, 83, 67, 43
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for March 17th
Replies: 97
Views: 4842

Re: Spoilers for March 17th

If there's one guy in the world to love right now, it's Kirk. Perhaps even bumming him would be morally ok. Me: "Yes! Arse-love with kirk! Awesome!" Kirk: "Arse-love + P = OVERLEAPS, + T = ELEVATORS".
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for March 17th
Replies: 97
Views: 4842

Re: Spoilers for March 17th

Awesome. Awesome awesome awesome. Awesome.
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for March 17th
Replies: 97
Views: 4842

Re: Spoilers for March 17th

Prediction: Kirk needs 5 points for the record. Kirk to buzz in on 0.25 seconds, say "I love Julian too much. GANDISEEG"
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th March
Replies: 56
Views: 1820

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th March

You also see me laughing in the WYDAITOTQ round (where I offered TOWAI) as I saw TWAT and was so tempted to offer it instead. Me to Neb: "That's the grin of a person that's just seen TWAT" I'd have offered it. Sod the points. I deliberately declared FLASHER instead of FLASHIER for the comedy value.
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Save Our Studios
Replies: 53
Views: 2405

Re: Save Our Studios

Kathie, unfortunately, there is no negotiating that the ITV Yorkshire studios will close in a few months. Jason, you and you alone can save ITV Yorkshire studios! Get your mother's credit card and buy them! It would make a lovely gift for her. And you could make it so the Countdown team are allowed...
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th March
Replies: 56
Views: 1820

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th March

Innis Carson wrote:
Gary Male wrote:I was busy claiming an epic victory over Kirk on MSN, but was FRUCTOSE mentioned? I may very well have got the letters wrong.
I don't think there was an S.
Which proves that I'm better. I don't even need the letters to be mentioned! Oh, wait...
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th March
Replies: 56
Views: 1820

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th March

I was busy claiming an epic victory over Kirk on MSN, but was FRUCTOSE mentioned? I may very well have got the letters wrong.
by Gary Male
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Leeds - The Final Countdown?
Replies: 80
Views: 5690

Re: Leeds - The Final Countdown?

If ALL Countdown staff unite and say they'll do the recording in Manchester as long as the rest is still in Leeds, would those in charge accept that compromise? Because it would be a big nightmare / headache / f*ck up to replace all staff (with who knows what effect it would have on the quality of ...
by Gary Male
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Cryptic Somethingites
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: Cryptic Somethingites

Oh lordy, it's the unwelcome return of the cryptic series! This time it's with a twist - I'm not telling you who or what links the answers. I'm not even telling you if the clues make any sense or not :o Oh, alright, there's a television theme going on. And I've edited 1: a bit so it actually does m...
by Gary Male
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Save Our Studios
Replies: 53
Views: 2405

Re: Save Our Studios

David's right. We need to do something that will make people realise that the change in ITC regulations that lead to the creation of a mass ITV that also tries to serve the regions was a huge mistake. Having separate regional stations that can pool together when necessary for a greater aim whilst st...
by Gary Male
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Save Our Studios
Replies: 53
Views: 2405

Re: Save Our Studios

Done
by Gary Male
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Ghosts?
Replies: 157
Views: 7602

Re: Ghosts?

Kirk Bevins wrote:See how amazing this chat is. I wanna experience loads of stuff for myself, which is why I listed one of my hobbies as the paranormal.
Try getting legendarily drunk, then have friends randomly open windows, flick lights on and off, throw cats at dustbins. That'll work.
by Gary Male
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thu 05/03/2009
Replies: 104
Views: 5175

Re: Spoilers for Thu 05/03/2009

I don't think you've really solved any problems here. With your method maxes can still differ a lot between games, its just that the game containing 9s no longer necessarily has the highest max. What someone scores is dependent on a lot of factors: difficulty of available maxes, quality of opponent...
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Cryptic Somethingites
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: Cryptic Somethingites

We'll find out when I can remember what the answers are :o (March 13th, for anyone who cares)

Until then feel free to post openly with answers/speculation/abuse that the clues don't make any sense.
by Gary Male
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: COMA Play-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 4182

Re: COMA Play-ins

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=32005

Gary 60- Innis 113. That didn't go to plan.
by Gary Male
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: News on new OED word inclusion
Replies: 38
Views: 2248

Re: News on new OED word inclusion

Paul Howe wrote: what rule of football would you change in order to improve the game?
FIFA-enforced salary cap at something like £50,000 per week budget to cover the wages for the whole first team.
by Gary Male
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Cryptic Somethingites
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: Cryptic Somethingites

You can have 1 guess/justification at each clue, but you could make those guesses over 11 separate PMs if you wanted.
by Gary Male
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: COMA Play-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 4182

Re: COMA Play-ins

Innis Carson wrote:I don't think I'm busy at all on Friday, is that good for you Gary?
Perfect. Pick a time and I'll be there.
by Gary Male
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: COMA Play-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 4182

Re: COMA Play-ins

Pick an evening, Innis, and I should be able to fit a game in. Except Sunday or Monday.
by Gary Male
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Cryptic Somethingites
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Cryptic Somethingites

Oh lordy, it's the unwelcome return of the cryptic series! This time it's with a twist - I'm not telling you who or what links the answers. I'm not even telling you if the clues make any sense or not :o Oh, alright, there's a television theme going on. And I've edited 1: a bit so it actually does ma...
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cricket in Pakistan
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Cricket in Pakistan

Kai Laddiman wrote:Any linkedy-links anyone?
try http://www.cricinfo.com or specifically for this incident's coverage, http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/pakvsl/c ... 43521.html
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cricket in Pakistan
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Cricket in Pakistan

Cricket is almost a religion to many out there. Just goes to show that the terrorists know what they are doing when it comes to getting attention. Really nasty stuff, I hope this doesn't have repercussions for the IPL after this and what happened towards the end of last year.
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: COMA Play-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 4182

Re: COMA Play-ins

Sod it, I wasn't humiliated at CoLin (except by Jono) so I'll have a stab.
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Poll: Will Kirk score at least 900 point?
Replies: 44
Views: 2912

Re: Poll: Will Kirk score at least 900 point?

Joseph Bolas wrote:
Gary Male wrote:Over how many games? During Octochamp run? In the whole series? In one game? WE NEED AN EXPLANATION!
I would assume it meant his Octochamp run. I think it's possible but you never know.
bangs head against desk until blood and poo comes out
by Gary Male
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: If I were to Americanize British game shows
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: If I were to Americanize British game shows

Rosemary Roberts wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:I think you'll find that "over-pedantic" is hyphenated.
:lol:
I wa's going to put some random apostrophe's in to see who'd bite there but thought better of it. I wasn't disappointed.
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: If I were to Americanize British game shows
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: If I were to Americanize British game shows

This time, if I were to Americanize... "Take Your Pick." This was originally a radio show, Jason. If you put it on television it would slow it down far too much and make it boring (or more boring, depending on your point of view). Where's Phil Reynolds when you need someone to be anally overpedanti...
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Poll: Will Kirk score at least 900 point?
Replies: 44
Views: 2912

Re: Poll: Will Kirk score at least 900 point?

Over how many games? During Octochamp run? In the whole series? In one game? WE NEED AN EXPLANATION!
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Mon 02/03/2009 - Kirk Bevins' debut
Replies: 121
Views: 6174

Re: Spoilers for Mon 02/03/2009 - Kirk Bevins' debut

He missed the max. Rubbish.

Ahem.

Well done Kirk.
by Gary Male
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown/Scrabble Intersection
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Countdown/Scrabble Intersection

Michael Wallace wrote:Coming soon - did you go to university
Please include the option "No, although I did sleep on the floor in the room of Kirk's ex-girlfriend in university halls once" so I can vote truthfully.
by Gary Male
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Endurance Event
Replies: 51
Views: 3733

Re: Endurance Event

Seeing as I had no intention of playing the endurance event, I think I did quite well. Sleaford decided to have a townwide power cut about 12 rounds into the final duel which pissed me off no end. Thank you Charlie for allowing the reset of the duel for me, and thank you to the national grid for not...
by Gary Male
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Frustrated by the programme marginalising her sexuality."
Replies: 223
Views: 11187

Re: "Frustrated by the programme marginalising her sexuality."

david dawson wrote:Something stupid, moronic and offensive

I love the way we can say what we want here. :mrgreen: And then claim it was all a funny joke thing.
Fuck off. Fuck right off. I love the way we can say what we want here. :mrgreen: And then claim it's exactly what I meant.
by Gary Male
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Endurance Event
Replies: 51
Views: 3733

Re: Endurance Event

After 20 rounds it's still all up for grabs:

1 Dinos Sfyris 277/20
2 Jimmy Gough 270/20
3 Gary Male 265/20
4 Jim Bentley 252/20
by Gary Male
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Colour Of Money
Replies: 61
Views: 1557

Re: The Colour Of Money

can anyone remember what the woman from last week want to do with the money? She was going to buy 32,000 loaves of bread and 64,000 packs of ham to test some wacky question she'd read about on the internet with the people on the streets of Bromsgrove. Or something. I might have made that up in my s...
by Gary Male
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Endurance Event
Replies: 51
Views: 3733

Re: Endurance Event

Hotting up for you three maybe, but I'm spent. But I shall trudge on :D
by Gary Male
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Endurance Event
Replies: 51
Views: 3733

Re: Endurance Event

Congratulations to the following on making it to midday in tact: Gary Male [139/12] Jimmy Gough [132/12] Dinos Sfyris [131/12] Jim Bentley [112/12] Gary's above post omits Jimmy. :?: As did Charlie's post immediately(ish) above mine. A slight alteration to the database to ensure his early game that...
by Gary Male
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Endurance Event
Replies: 51
Views: 3733

Re: Endurance Event

Male (1st overall), Sfyris (4th) and Bentley (7th) remain in the running for the mentalist award through 8 duels.
by Gary Male
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sandwiches Part II: The Heresy
Replies: 34
Views: 2601

Re: Sandwiches Part II: The Heresy

Matt Morrison wrote:
JimBentley wrote:I think "Sandwiches Part III: A Step Too Far" can't be far away.
Can we please just split the forum into two completely separate sites, one for the normal people and one for those who butter both sides?
Would it be 2 different sites, or 2 halves of the same site though?
by Gary Male
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accumulate!
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Accumulate!

I'm amused by the idea that people think the show has a budget.
by Gary Male
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accumulate!
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Accumulate!

Modesty seems to have prevented former Countdown QFer and Conor Travers massacre victim Daniel Peake from posting a link to the Reading University television gameshow that he's hosting, but he's not getting away with it that easy.

http://www.ruon.org/watch

Enjoy. Hopefully.
by Gary Male
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can a plane take off on a treadmill?
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Can a plane take off on a treadmill?

Does "I saw it on Mythbusters" count as a reasoning for my vote?
by Gary Male
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quackle and game complexity
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: Quackle and game complexity

Well, with Scrabble you have no idea what letters are going to come later, other than not the ones that are already on the board. There's no equivalent of this in chess. You can't suddenly have an unexpected piece appear. Oh I don't know. In "How to Cheat at Chess: Everything You Always Wanted to K...
by Gary Male
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sandwich/Sandwiches
Replies: 195
Views: 5479

Re: Sandwich/Sandwiches

You get a round of sandwiches. And if you cut those in half it's still a round of sandwiches. So I, er, abstain.
by Gary Male
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Drifting semantically
Replies: 61
Views: 4299

Re: Drifting semantically

Yes. There are lots of people called Christine.
by Gary Male
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hansford
Replies: 53
Views: 1941

Re: Hansford

But still, "Hansford" would be an excellent name for an ITV drama about a no-nonsence barrister who doesn't play by the rules. "Normative jurisprudence? Yer 'avin' a larf ainchya? Put yer knickers on and make me a cuppa tea." Ahem. conundrums can't be plurals (it says so in the guidelines) When was ...
by Gary Male
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Quiz Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1254

Re: Quiz Question

Partially. I'm sure someone will be along later with the list of proposed guest hosts but none was filmed.

I'd have answered 5 on the basis that William G Stewart hosted the Richard V Carol match, then screamed blue murder if it was marked as wrong.
by Gary Male
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anagrams
Replies: 104
Views: 5886

Re: Anagrams

I couldn't solve SIT MONKEY (name/surname) but someone else in my team could. That's because I don't practise multi-word anagrams, although I can do them a bit. And MIKE LEN TYSON (not his real middle name (at least I don't think it is (checks Wikipedia (even though it's not entirely reliable (alth...
by Gary Male
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eggheads
Replies: 123
Views: 3579

Re: Eggheads

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:Eggheads moved to BBC2. I see.
No, Eggheads has always been on BBC2. Weakest Link moved to BBC1.
No. Eggheads was originally on BBC1 and moved to BBC2.
by Gary Male
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eggheads
Replies: 123
Views: 3579

Re: Eggheads

I am 100% certain that CJ will never appear as a contestant in the future. On CJ's web site, obviously an old one as it isn't there now, he gave a synopsis of his time at Countdown and he likened it to one of the worst experiences of his life. The Green Room was cold and unwelcoming and he was left...