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by Ian Volante
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 35544

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm
The Nissan Sunny's name is derived from reversing the syllables of Nissan.
That's not at all obvious.
by Ian Volante
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 192
Views: 56686

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Geel lekker!
by Ian Volante
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 47849

Re: Deathwatch 2018

It would have been a much bigger stretch to sell a group of three not particularly attractive middle-aged men who (at the time) few people had heard of, even if the songs were the same. They did get to #13 with Roadblock, which then got sampled and taken to #1 by M/A/R/R/S, so they weren't far off ...
by Ian Volante
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many in a baker's gross?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: How many in a baker's gross?

More than there are in a nun's nasty.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 47849

Re: Deathwatch 2018

It would have been a much bigger stretch to sell a group of three not particularly attractive middle-aged men who (at the time) few people had heard of, even if the songs were the same. They did get to #13 with Roadblock, which then got sampled and taken to #1 by M/A/R/R/S, so they weren't far off :)
by Ian Volante
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 528
Views: 144141

Re: Is Apterous down?

Ist kaput.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71760

Re: Politics in General

Sadly, yes. The Labour antisemitism thing keeps rumbling on. At first, I thought the Lab leadership was being nice but dim and not understanding, but given some of the things Corbyn has said I'm not sure. The problem is that a lot of people conflate "Israel" and "Jews" since Israel is the only Jewi...
by Ian Volante
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: Kryptonite

Hi I am Jenny the mum of Ashton Hancock. He is really 11 years old. I would like to apologise on Ashton’s behalf for his posts on this forum and I wish for all his posts to be deleted. I also would like the access his account to be restored and him to be given a 2nd chance. If his access is restore...
by Ian Volante
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: Kryptonite

Doesn't look green to me.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: Kryptonite

A nugget of purest green, one might suggest.
by Ian Volante
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: Kryptonite

One would presume, from the vaguely odd ramblings above, that the trophy for this series of Countdown is a lump of green stuff?
by Ian Volante
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: Kryptonite

Huh?
by Ian Volante
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 26
Views: 7151

Re: FOCAL scoring system

Hi I am Dave Butt and I am delighted to announce that i will be hosting the 1st ever Countdown in South Yorkshire. Date: Saturday 17th August 2019 Venue: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/south-yorkshire/sheffield/sheffield-meadowhall.html?cid=KNC_Brn%7C_G_UK_UK_Eng_Enc_Brand%20Destin...
by Ian Volante
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5553

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Fred W wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Ashton Hancock wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Fred W wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:16 pm
I reckon that Ashton will need to charge an entry fee now. Just to cover the van hire cost to get Ronan to the event
Shut it Fred

:o
*Thoughts and prayers*
by Ian Volante
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: Tory Leadership

I'll vote if you give that blond buffoon his actual name rather than one of his jaunty handles.
by Ian Volante
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 83
Views: 6483

Re: Trade Secrets

On the batteries subject, I keep getting an on screen message that the batteries in my Sky remote need changing but I don't change them and they last another six months. Could this be a ploy between Sky and the battery companies to get you to buy batteries when you don't need to? Six months? Am cur...
by Ian Volante
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown
Replies: 17
Views: 1692

Re: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:56 am
couldn't be bothered to check
:roll:
by Ian Volante
Fri May 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Question Time
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Question Time

Je joue au golf quand il fait du brouillard.
by Ian Volante
Tue May 28, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 24
Views: 7537

Re: Special event for former contestants?

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Hi Guys

Will you all ignore my posts over the last week someone has signed into my account and been naughty will find out who this is but I’m back know I haven’t logged in for over a week.
Well I'm convinced.
by Ian Volante
Thu May 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Online Trophy
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Online Trophy

If only someone had created some sort of online tool that would make this sort of thing much easier!
by Ian Volante
Fri May 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 2105

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

This has certainly put a wrinkle in the whole story.
by Ian Volante
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 35544

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I've just found out that certain Irish names are pronounced nothing like their spelling like Niamh (neeve ) Padraic (porik) Eidlah (ailey ) There was a Siobhan on Why Don't You back in the eighties, that confused me for a bit. It's pretty routine outside England to have to deal with these names, qu...
by Ian Volante
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Ready Player One the other night, was okay actually, although over-simplified from the book, which is saying something. Ironically it didn't have enough Spielberg references considering he made it Certainly no narcissist. I was indeed thinking that it was most unlike his sort of referential...
by Ian Volante
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Ready Player One the other night, was okay actually, although over-simplified from the book, which is saying something.
by Ian Volante
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 70
Views: 17749

Re: How much do you weigh?

I seem to have declined to about 13st 10 since the start of December, probably as I started running again. Still a little overweight though, I'd like to get near 13.0.
by Ian Volante
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Hellraiser - pretty terrible acting and cliched storyline (well, I say cliched, but was anyone writing this tripe before Clive Barker?), quite enjoyable for all that. Got 2 and 3 to watch when I get a moment. [Evil Dead trilogy (only seen first one before), and Ready Player One also queued].
by Ian Volante
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71760

Re: Politics in General

Alan Hansen did the same on MotD. I think the key is that "coloured" was never meant to be a derogatory term. I seem to remember that back in the early 70s "coloured" was considered more polite than "black". Well aye, but things move on. My impression of its usage is that it's a very middle class w...
by Ian Volante
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71760

Re: Politics in General

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:43 am
I see her parents are challenging the decision to deny Miss Begum UK citizenship.
Will they be entitled to legal aid ?
I've no idea. If you want to give me details of their earnings and the rules surrounding legal aid provision, I can help you find an answer.
by Ian Volante
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 10189

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Me neither. They're just for people who go on a diet after buying their trousers. I've always found that if I get jeans or whatever in my actual waist size, though, they're too tight in the legs (I know that's been variously fashionable over the years, but I just find it uncomfortable). So I've alw...
by Ian Volante
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71760

Re: Politics in General

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:57 pm
agree with the suggestion that they can be retaken at any time
They can be can't they?
by Ian Volante
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wireless headphones assistance
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Wireless headphones assistance

Now I'm confused and/or blocked. Hard to tell which.
by Ian Volante
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 79
Views: 11630

Re: TENNIS

I'd suggest that those 3/4 are all very very good players, and I'm guessing there are many other factors at work slowing the emergence of other greats to replace them - mostly I think that they are so good that it's unlikely anyone will reach that level again for a number of years, simply because it...
by Ian Volante
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 539
Views: 94648

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Cat Buck-A-Roo is good fun on Christmas day.
Also works well with sleeping friends/relatives.
by Ian Volante
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Saw the new Ghostbusters last night, it wasn't too bad actually, some good moments, references to the original all over the place, although it would have been nice to have a little more nuance going on in general.
by Ian Volante
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 5373

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

James S Roper wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:16 pm
You're all an opinionated bunch and I'm bored during the study break, so help settle a debate would you?


https://goo.gl/forms/TwqbOYP07sEIYpZH2


Edit: It's also been so long since I last posted I still have my old pseudonym, interesting..
Any results from this yet?
by Ian Volante
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 115
Views: 30276

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:03 am
I was offered a tangelo today.
Did you go off on one?
by Ian Volante
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 5373

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

1. Mars
2. Bounty
3. Snickers
4. Malteaser
5. Twix
6. Milky Way
7. Galaxy
8. Galaxy Caramel

I agree with the general comment that straight chocolate sweets are underrated, but Galaxy is a bit shit.

I'm mainly glad that they haven't started making any of these salty yet.
by Ian Volante
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Getting tired of the Marvel cinematic universe to be honest.
That happened to me at some point during Iron Man.
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 539
Views: 94648

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

At the risk of going a bit Philomena Cunk on this, how did the concept of money even start? I know that there was the barter system, where you'd exchange a cow for a certain amount of grain, or whatever, and that makes sense. But the whole concept of money makes no sense to me at all. Honestly, I f...
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 539
Views: 94648

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

OK, here's one for the economics people: If every country's economy has a fiscal deficit (and all major economies do) then who is the interest on their loans paid to? Where are such loans taken out? We hear (for instance) that the UK must pay £30 billion to service its debt each year, but where doe...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 25
Views: 8904

Re: Steam codes

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:03 pm
Are Colin McRae or Dirt still available? I like a good driving game, and I've not had one on my laptop for a long time (excluding emulated oldies).
coming right at you via PM
Cheers!
by Ian Volante
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Run Fatboy Run, a bit clichéd, but it passed the time sufficiently well. There was a question on Pointless recently about naming actors in the film and I'd forgotten Thandie Newton was in it and I watched the film at the cinema 😮 I'd barely heard of her before, but she was a definite plus-point.
by Ian Volante
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 25
Views: 8904

Re: Steam codes

Are Colin McRae or Dirt still available? I like a good driving game, and I've not had one on my laptop for a long time (excluding emulated oldies).
by Ian Volante
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 10189

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Pyjamas are significantly comfier than anything else to lounge around the house in and sleep in, so I can only imagine all you nudey freaks have a fetish for rubbing your balls on things. I don't think I can position myself in such a way to both sleep and have my scrotum in contact with anything bu...
by Ian Volante
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 10189

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I've only ever worn pyjamas to go swimming in. Bollock-naked is the way to sleep, and if you're cold like that, you need a better quilt. I've only once worn clothes in bed that I can remember (apart from when sharing rooms, when I think general decorum suggests at least keeping my pants on), and th...
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 10189

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I've only ever worn pyjamas to go swimming in. Bollock-naked is the way to sleep, and if you're cold like that, you need a better quilt. I've only once worn clothes in bed that I can remember (apart from when sharing rooms, when I think general decorum suggests at least keeping my pants on), and tha...
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Blockbusters: Video Games and Internet themed
Replies: 4
Views: 3585

Re: Blockbusters: Video Games and Internet themed

I've got the 48k Spectrum version of Blockbusters, but the questions are getting a bit dated at this stage.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Run Fatboy Run, a bit clichéd, but it passed the time sufficiently well.
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 48
Views: 13722

Re: Football grounds you've been to

For football: Bramall Lane Kirklees Stadium Old Trafford For rugby league: Anfield Old Trafford Elland Road Kirklees Stadium St James's Park Tynecastle Murrayfield (also one union match) Wembley (old and new) Gigg Lane Burnden Park (also Headingley, Barley Mow, Belle Vue, Mount Pleasant, Kingston Pa...
by Ian Volante
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Chase Tag a thing ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Is Chase Tag a thing ?

No, but I'd call it tig.
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you think it is wrong ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Do you think it is wrong ?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:37 am
I don't know about you guys, but I could never be that ruthless when playing a novice.
I think it would disrespectful to play badly on purpose.
by Ian Volante
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Scam to watch out for
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

Re: Scam to watch out for

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:07 pm
AJ Pritchard
I just looked him up, and it looks like he's read the instructions on how to smile in a book, and is trying too hard!
Agreed. But then, arse like two hard-boiled eggs in a hankie, so meh.
I can't argue with that.
by Ian Volante
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Scam to watch out for
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

Re: Scam to watch out for

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:52 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:29 am
photos of AJ Pritchard shirtless
terrible taste
Photos of him have the advantage that you don't have to listen to him talking.
I just looked him up, and it looks like he's read the instructions on how to smile in a book, and is trying too hard!
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 69907

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Saw Assault on Precinct 13 the other night. Very watchable relative to its budget, and pleasing soundtrack of course, which is all I'd previously been aware of.
by Ian Volante
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 13769

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I concur again with Bradman. And witha few more years of dominance to add in, I'll say Hakuho is also a contender.
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: An appropriate question
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: An appropriate question

I'd suggest resending at this stage.
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 56
Views: 6039

Re: Can you swim?

Criminal Prosecution. It means Jason is posting to us from prison. Consider it a trial run for the next lot of posts from Richard Brittain. Wow. I like swimming by the way. I used to be pretty good (I remember doing 50 lengths for a BHF sponsored swim when I was young enough that 50 lengths was dec...
by Ian Volante
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 3336

Re: How much do you tip?

About ten percent, boringly.
by Ian Volante
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 167
Views: 28981

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 pm
I wonder if anyone's been to the Vatican City but not to Italy?
Yes, but I've never been to me.