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by Martin Bishop
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 4359

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I wouldn't recommend discussing politics with Carol, though... Why on earth not? She made an embarrassing appearance on Question Time a few years ago. She clearly knew very little beyond what she reads in the Daily Mail and approached every subject with the sort of indignant moral outrage one would...
by Martin Bishop
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 4359

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I found Carol quite annoying, so I prefer Rachel, even though I also find her a bit annoying. Rachel's obviously very intelligent having done maths at Oxford and she's very good at the numbers, but listening to all her conversations with Nick (and previous host(s)), she comes across as really dull....
by Martin Bishop
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30541

Re: Politics in General

I've heard this before and am curious which elections these are. Tell me then, which elections have Labour lost since Corbyn's been in charge? A few local council seats - and as I've already pointed out, they got 73% of the vote - to actually make gains they would have needed to be around 88%, whic...
by Martin Bishop
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30541

Re: Politics in General

And I still don't really don't understand the naysayers "Corbyn is unelectable" crap, since he's won every election since he became leader. I've heard this before and am curious which elections these are. I don't find the safe Oldham by election particularly impressive, nor would I give him any cre...
by Martin Bishop
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10010

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Everyone must have heard at least one version of this , for example, as it's been around forever (i.e. it's from before I was born and yes I am aware of the cultural bias involved there) and has been used so many times for so many different things. Some of you might know The Shins, they're an Ameri...
by Martin Bishop
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Has Countdown ever helped you with your career?
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Has Countdown ever helped you with your career?

When I had my interview for my current job, Countdown was almost all we talked about. One of the interviewers had been on Pointless and Perfection, so we had similar experiences to chat about. It's certainly something that helps you stand out, but I don't think it was the deciding factor (I also had...
by Martin Bishop
Sat May 21, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2016

How completely out of touch with the public are these juries? The Juries had AUSTRALIA winning by a country mile, they weren't even in the first 3 with the public vote. They gave POLAND 7 points out of a possible 492, the public vote had them 3rd with 222 points. Also the Juries bias against RUSSIA...
by Martin Bishop
Sat May 21, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2016

My favourite two were probably Austria and Cyprus. I also didn't think Germany's was too bad for a song that did so badly. Long memories... Germany won in 2010. Presumably they were briefly forgiven? I liked their song this year, but I don't think many people paid attention to it when the singer wa...
by Martin Bishop
Sat May 21, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Next you'll be telling us the winning horse in the Grand National had four legs. It was crap even by the standards of Eurovision! I loved Ukraine. For me, it was clearly the best song on the night. It's certainly very eastern-sounding, so it doesn't surprise me that there are some people in this co...
by Martin Bishop
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?

Just caught up with the final, having spent most of the CoC wondering if ridiculous word x is a new addition. Having not been on Apterous since my last appearance on the show, I'm a bit out of the loop. Has the online dictionary suddenly doubled in size? I'm already used to apterites beating me at h...
by Martin Bishop
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday August 28th 2015 (S73 P42)
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Spoilers for Friday August 28th 2015 (S73 P42)

Got that numbers in the 30 secs. Quite pleased with myself (I'm a bit behind with my Countdown viewing).
by Martin Bishop
Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29193

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Presumably the CoC will only include contestants from series 67-72, and people from S73 will have to wait for the next one. This would be the same as what happened with the 30th Birthday Championship - it followed S67 but didn't feature any contestants from that series. Maybe but it's not been the ...
by Martin Bishop
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C/Apterous Twitter list
Replies: 17
Views: 1943

Re: C4C/Apterous Twitter list

I haven't used that twitter account in yonks. I have a more niche account these days, which I use mainly for bitching about Eurovision national finals. Follow by Boxing Day and you'll get your timeline spammed full of the Belarussian preselection.

https://twitter.com/Thankyoueurope
by Martin Bishop
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: THE MILLION POUND DROP
Replies: 27
Views: 2935

Re: THE MILLION POUND DROP

This is getting ridiculous, why don't they just give them the money and not bother with any questions!, for £100,000 who has the most followers on Twitter, COLDPLAY or GWYNETH PALTROW? What's next, who's richer, Dame Helen Mirren or The Queen? You clearly have very impressive knowledge of twitter f...
by Martin Bishop
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: £27,000 for getting beat...........
Replies: 21
Views: 1732

Re: £27,000 for getting beat...........

Congratulations to "hungry" Aussie wildcard Nick Kyrgios on reaching the quarter-finals after his terrific win over world No.1 Rafael Nadal, thus guaranteeing himself at least £226,000! I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Are you trying to prove that British players are uniquely spoilt by ...
by Martin Bishop
Wed May 14, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

I actually quite like the Polish song musically and was disappointed that they went with such cheap staging. It brings the combination of contemporary and traditional ethnic music a lot of my fellow hardcore Eurovision fans enjoy and it's been a big hit in Poland. The vocals weren't as good as I'd l...
by Martin Bishop
Sat May 10, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Disappointed. I spend so long trying to argue that Eurovision isn't just some cheesy campfest and that there are good songs too, then the bloody bearded drag queen wins.
by Martin Bishop
Sat May 10, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

The running order. DR are braver than I gave them credit for. 1. Ukraine 2. Belarus 3. Azerbaijan 4. Iceland 5. Norway 6. Romania 7. Armenia 8. Montenegro 9. Poland 10. Greece 11. Austria 12. Germany 13. Sweden 14. France 15. Russia 16. Italy 17. Slovenia 18. Finland 19. Spain 20. Switzerland 21. Hu...
by Martin Bishop
Thu May 08, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Very disappointed for Israel. Loved their song, but think Mei came across a little scary at the start. Going on second certainly didn't help either. Going second to last really helped Slovenia, though. I thought it was underrated going in. The late position and strong staging got them in, though. Au...
by Martin Bishop
Thu May 08, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Does somebody know something? before last nights first semi-final the Netherlands were well over a 100/1 to win it they are now around 8/1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were amazing, though, weren't they? I, and everyone else, assumed that a nice quiet little song like theirs would fail to stand out, but th...
by Martin Bishop
Wed May 07, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Does somebody know something? before last nights first semi-final the Netherlands were well over a 100/1 to win it they are now around 8/1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were amazing, though, weren't they? I, and everyone else, assumed that a nice quiet little song like theirs would fail to stand out, but th...
by Martin Bishop
Mon May 05, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

The Ukraine has got to be worth a few quid each-way @ 12/1 due to the number of "sympathy" votes they are likely to get because of the current political situation there. They're in with a real chance, irrespective of any sympathy voting. It's a very open year and Ukraine have a decent song, which m...
by Martin Bishop
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 15 to 1
Replies: 45
Views: 6670

Re: 15 to 1

Well done James on the performances. There were some impressive answers in there. I especially liked Muhammad Ali as BBC Sports Personality of the Century. Must have been really annoying to nominate someone and they get asked as easy a question as "What is V in the phonetic alphabet".
by Martin Bishop
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1771

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

While we certainly have a chance of winning, I wouldn't base anything on a poll in an English-language forum where I expect Brits make up the largest number. A large number of British fans also travel to Amsterdam each year and the Brits are just happy to be competitive. While it's nice that the UK ...
by Martin Bishop
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 15 to 1
Replies: 45
Views: 6670

Re: 15 to 1

I'm going to be on the show too (episode 19/20 on 30th April). What struck me most about the new series is how much slower the pace is now. William G used to really rattle through the questions. I'm not keen on the tense background music either. I didn't really get to enjoy episode 1 properly until...
by Martin Bishop
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 15 to 1
Replies: 45
Views: 6670

Re: 15 to 1

I'm going to be on the show too (episode 19/20 on 30th April). What struck me most about the new series is how much slower the pace is now. William G used to really rattle through the questions. I'm not keen on the tense background music either. I didn't really get to enjoy episode 1 properly until ...
by Martin Bishop
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 4769

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

What about when you're in a train toilet? Pissing in a moving carriage that can suddenly jolt or come to a screeching halt seems the most obvious situation where sitting down would be the more logical option. However, I still stand. I haven't really thought about why before. It may be to do with the...
by Martin Bishop
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 30742

Re: Countdown in the news

if you compare the Mail now to two years ago then it's come on a long way. It's no longer gay-bashing, Muslim-smearing, and woman-hating... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh you weren't joking. Exhibit A: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2320171/Eurovision-singer-includes-lesbian-kiss-pe...
by Martin Bishop
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

Re: Mastermind

While we're on Mastermind questions, do you know what the auditioning/recording schedule is like? Once you get accepted onto the show, is there enough time to revise your specialist subject before you film, or should you be ready to go before you apply? If you win, do you then get more study time, o...
by Martin Bishop
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing words you don't know
Replies: 21
Views: 1838

Re: Playing words you don't know

I think Scrabble is a bit different. My perception as a non-Scrabbler is that there are so many ridiculous words in that dictionary (such as OBANG which is not countdown valid), speaking English as your first language seems to be barely a head start. I do get a bit frustrated when playing the super-...
by Martin Bishop
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 19935

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

Mark Deeks wrote:
David Williams wrote:How long before we hear Susie say "Seven is as good as it gets with these letters."?
Is that bad?
It would suggest she's been replaced by a computer.
by Martin Bishop
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 19935

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

Do we think it's fair that the dictionary gets updated midway through a series? I haven't made up my mind entirely on where I sit on the issue, but it's quite possible that a contestant has a word disallowed which becomes valid in a later episode of the series. I don't think that's a big deal in the...
by Martin Bishop
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 19935

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

Adam Gillard wrote:I think they use computers on des Chiffres et des Lettres from the little I've seen of it, although it will look odd initially if Susie has a laptop instead of a dictionary.
Yeah, but they do everything on computers in des Chiffres et des Lettres and it looks like a bad channel 5 quiz show.
by Martin Bishop
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 19935

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

What do OUP think about this? Loads of people must buy their dictionaries specifically for Countdown. I don't like the idea much. I'm generally a fan of the physical world. I think a book makes a much nicer prop for a tv show about words. The switch to a laptop/tablet goes against the low-tech casua...
by Martin Bishop
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect Series 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3964

Re: Only Connect Series 8

Knew you'd come good in the missing vowels round. Well done.

That wall was painful, though. Don't think I've ever seen anyone press so many buttons.
by Martin Bishop
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect Series 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3964

Re: Only Connect Series 8

Meanwhile Richard Osman reminisces upon Raccoon and CF's previous appearance together on tv.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpaAlvrZsTA
by Martin Bishop
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: An open letter to the BBC regarding Eurovision
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Re: An open letter to the BBC regarding Eurovision

Only just saw this here. While some of your points are good, I think it's naive to expect the BBC to listen. It's massively inaccurate, however, to suggest the BBC don't cheer on their own act. Graham Norton was very nice about Bonnie this year. All the publicity before the show is now centred on ho...
by Martin Bishop
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 22343

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Cheers
by Martin Bishop
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 22343

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Is there an entry code for this?
by Martin Bishop
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 18046

Re: Only Connect

Was just watching tonight's episode and have been racking my brain to figure out where I've seen Jo Durrant (contestant on the "General Practitioners") before. Anyone recognise her from University Challenge, Mastermind, Countdown, etc?
by Martin Bishop
Thu May 16, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

My changes were result-neutral. 8/10 both times, although covered all 10 over the two goes.
by Martin Bishop
Thu May 16, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

I'll predict San Marino, Azerbaijan, Finland, Malta, Greece, Armenia, Norway, Georgia, Switzerland and Romania for the final from tonight's show. If Macedonia don't qualify tonight, it will be the first time that no members of the former Yugoslavia qualify to the final. Could be interesting to see ...
by Martin Bishop
Thu May 16, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

I'll predict San Marino, Azerbaijan, Finland, Malta, Greece, Armenia, Norway, Georgia, Switzerland and Romania for the final from tonight's show. If Macedonia don't qualify tonight, it will be the first time that no members of the former Yugoslavia qualify to the final. Could be interesting to see w...
by Martin Bishop
Mon May 13, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2084

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Bonnie is a very very dark horse. I'd say she has a chance of top ten, but will most likely get somewhere in the mid-teens. Rhys is right that it isn't a very strong year. The Eastern European countries are a particular disappointment. Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and, to a lesser extent, Ukraine, ha...
by Martin Bishop
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2012/2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4391

Re: University Challenge 2012/2013

Another amazing performance, Tom.

A countdowner in the semis two years running (yeah, I'm counting Karran).
by Martin Bishop
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 257
Views: 17710

Re: AV: Yes or No?

It would have been interesting to see the Eastleigh by-election under AV. Nigel Farage reckons UKIP could have won without the Conservatives splitting their vote, and presumably the Conservatives were thinking the same about UKIP. They got nearly 50% between them. People have often said that UKIP a...
by Martin Bishop
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2012/2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4391

Re: University Challenge 2012/2013

Adam Gillard wrote:Just caught up on this - well done again Tom, every member of your team pulled their weight in that one - a great performance!
Whereas tonight Tom carried the team on starters.
by Martin Bishop
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)
Replies: 29
Views: 1311

Re: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)

Just caught up with this. Does anyone know if Sandie got her teapot? They weren't being given out when I filmed, despite Nick repeatedly saying so. Hearing Sandie so pleased to be (wrongly) offered one was sad.
by Martin Bishop
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4528

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

I think an important point everyone is missing in the "hope it's an A" round is that Rachel had already said Jack was fishing for a nine. She invited that sort of comment and personally I don't think it's that big a deal. I was more impressed by the quality of goating than anything else in that roun...
by Martin Bishop
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1035

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2

Jordan F wrote:What a way for Chris to get the win, very well done to him, I was nowhere near on that conundrum. Very unlucky Martin, particularly with that DRAGOUTS risk, but you definitely proved to be a strong competitor today.
I was pretty sure DRAGOUTS was rubbish, but hadn't spotted a 7, so had to go for it.
by Martin Bishop
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 21st 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1883

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 21st 2

That was Adam Gillard's sister with the conundrum. I'm told she also got CAVENDISH.
by Martin Bishop
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Is it just me?

Jon Corby wrote:No, it's rubbish for me and has been for some time. I assumed it was a Google Chrome anomaly, although I forget if I had any real reason for thinking that.
Funny that. I switched to Google Chrome because I assumed it was an IE anomaly.
by Martin Bishop
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 10th (Birthday Prelim 4)
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 10th (Birthday Prelim 4)

Great stuff both of you - unlucky Ben, pretty grand effort. 'at least I got the teapot' was a line I thought of immediately after losing my coc match against Tom in 2003 and have been kicking myself ever since for not coming up with it quicker. I finally get the chance to say it and it turns out it...
by Martin Bishop
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 23309

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

This wasn't done out of choice - during rehearsals they found that the old 7-segment displays that used to display the scores and numbers targets didn't work properly in the new Mediacity studios, so they had to improvise with monitors. They're not too bad-looking really, I'm sure everyone will get...
by Martin Bishop
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Richard Osman
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

Re: Richard Osman

Well I like Nick. He has his own, slightly abrasive style, but he's enjoyable to watch. There's a lot of tongue in cheek humour, such as the hyperbole for Susie's origin of words. He's also probably the most intellectual host since Richard in the way he discusses the words that are offered. Obviousl...
by Martin Bishop
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 23309

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

I'd be surprised if Gyles Brandreth doesn't make an appearance. He always gets wheeled out for landmark shows.
by Martin Bishop
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How do you become the greatest human in history?
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: How do you become the greatest human in history?

I think scientists have an uphill battle to get great fame. Crick and Watson discovered DNA, but no one would think of them for this accolade. Did anyone recognise Tim Berners-Lee at the Olympic opening ceremony without his name at the bottom of the screen? For the curer of cancer to get worldwide f...
by Martin Bishop
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Salt in food
Replies: 15
Views: 1307

Re: Salt in food

In a lot of these things, salt is used as much as a preservative as as a flavour enhancer. You need to keep unsalted butter in the fridge and use it quickly. Salted not so much, plus it's better. When I was little I never had salt with chips. I had butter.
by Martin Bishop
Tue May 29, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2124

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2012

it was that it lacked any of the character that you expect from Eurovision entries. Most of the songs are a bit rubbish really, but that song wasn't a worthy Eurovision winner. I don't think there's such a thing as a typical eurovision song any more. It hasn't been a cheesy bubblegum pop contest fo...
by Martin Bishop
Sun May 27, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2124

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2012

I think it sort of had an "unfair advantage" if it had already been number one in a load of countries already, which goes against what I said above - that these songs should be new to the viewers. All the entries have to be selected by mid-March, so it's kinda hard to keep them secret. Pretty much ...