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by Ian Volante
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22736

Re: Religion

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:50 pm

Callum has an excellent story about PBUH, but I don't know how to attract his attention to get him to put it here....
This might summon him:
I'd have tried a pentagram first.
by Ian Volante
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106275

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I want to return to this actually - I know it's supposedly a thing that women complain about men leaving the toilet seat up so they have to go to the great deal of effort to put it down again. But if there is a "civilised" way to do it, it's to put both the seat and the lid down. If you leave the l...
by Ian Volante
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106275

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What's wrong with leaving the toilet seat up? It's certainly no worse than leaving the seat down but the lid up. I want to return to this actually - I know it's supposedly a thing that women complain about men leaving the toilet seat up so they have to go to the great deal of effort to put it down ...
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84089

Re: Politics in General

Anyway , proroguing is it a good thing ?. It seems a little undemocratic but I am getting so fed up with Brexit dragging on , if this is the only way to GUARANTEE we leave on Halloween then so be it. I think the Queen probably agrees Not clear that that's why he's doing it, or if he is, that it's a...
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106275

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It's certainly no worse than leaving the seat down but the lid up. It allows a miasma of faeces to escape when the bog is flushed. It really doesn't, unless you've got some sort of super-turbine toilet that throws the water from the toilet bowl all over your bathroom. Sure, a few microbial parts ma...
by Ian Volante
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84089

Re: Politics in General

Anyway , proroguing is it a good thing ?. It seems a little undemocratic but I am getting so fed up with Brexit dragging on , if this is the only way to GUARANTEE we leave on Halloween then so be it. I think the Queen probably agrees Not clear that that's why he's doing it, or if he is, that it's a...
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22736

Re: Religion

It seems to me that a lot of what's believed is simply down to whatever was the official belief of the most powerful political groupings in the 4th century CE. As far as I've seen, there's nothing less believable about such things as Arianism as there is about orthodox dogma; quite what the bloke hi...
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106275

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:08 pm
What's wrong with leaving the toilet seat up?
It's certainly no worse than leaving the seat down but the lid up.
It allows a miasma of faeces to escape when the bog is flushed. it also doesn't look very neat.
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:23 pm
I don't think the hole in the ozone layer was even thought of back then.
Mainly because we didn't have the scientific consensus until around that point.
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84089

Re: Politics in General

James Cleverly is annoyed about the result in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election because the remain parties didn't stand against each other to give the Lib Dems a better chance of winning. It's almost as if First Past the Post is an awful voting system isn't it, James? On a separate note, I fin...
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106275

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Some questions:And why don't you see white dogshit anymore? Saw some white dogshit today. Very nostalgic. Almost brought a tear to my eye. Come to my back garden, you can pick up numerous examples every day. Or to put it another way, our dogs eat raw food (basically, minced meat and bone), so every...
by Ian Volante
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106275

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

See also the Aral Sea, or the lack thereof.
by Ian Volante
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106275

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How is water wasted? My mum always used to have a go at me for wasting water, leaving taps on etc, but surely it just goes back into the system. Surely water is either in the human man made sewage/plumbing system, a river, the sea, the sky, or the ground making its way down to the water table? If i...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1925
Views: 198816

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello all, hope the chat round here isn't too off-putting :)
by Ian Volante
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 51778

Re: Deathwatch 2018

JimBentley wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Ah cool, thanks!
by Ian Volante
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 40986

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: 199
Views: 61559

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Geel lekker!
by Ian Volante
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 51778

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: 764

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: 134
Views: 51778

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: 155213

Re: Is Apterous down?

Ist kaput.
by Ian Volante
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84089

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: 4308

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: 4308

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: 4308

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: 4308

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: 4308

Re: Kryptonite

Huh?
by Ian Volante
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 26
Views: 9199

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: 10405

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: 3752

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: 8378

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: 18
Views: 3278

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: 1235

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: 8740

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: 1450

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: 3989

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: 40986

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: 75893

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: 75893

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: 20381

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: 75893

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: 488
Views: 84089

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: 488
Views: 84089

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: 12509

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: 488
Views: 84089

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: 1664

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: 12590

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: 574
Views: 106275

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: 75893

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: 6376

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: 31576

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: 6376

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: 75893

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: 574
Views: 106275

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: 574
Views: 106275

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: 9861

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: 75893

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: 9861

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: 12509

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...