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by Mark Deeks
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3575

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

I mean, as long as they don't mind that I have no experience of hosting anything ever, I see no other problems. Can't be that hard to talk with an earpiece in, right? Might do some minicabbing for a bit, same sort of grind.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 72
Views: 7480

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Ways to save further time: - Save on the time spent turning the letters board into the numbers board by having it rotate like on Numberwang and make that rotation part of the run time of the show. That's probably, what, another hour saved per filming day right there. - No DC guests. This will also ...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 292
Views: 96743

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

SEE? It's right there, and yet, it isn't.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 292
Views: 96743

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

In the opening splash screen of Sonic 2 - which I spent my youth playing - the character of Tails is given the full name of Miles Prower. It has just dawned on me that this is not a typo of Power, but a pun.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 44
Views: 18088

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

The Ark is also nice and spacious. Too many events are cramped and that's just not fun, especially given the tendency of event-goers to reek heavily of body odour.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 294
Views: 119209

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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Ryan and Michelle got OLD, son
by Mark Deeks
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 84282

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:16 pm
Go on then.

Donald Trump
Robert Mugabe
Hugh Hefner
Vera Lynn
George HW Bush
Prince Philip
Diego Maradona
Jake the Snake Roberts
Betty White
Peter Sallis
Sneaky-good performance from Wilson here - Mugabe, Henfer, Lynn, Brush, Maradona and Sallis have all died.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 27
Views: 4588

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Priti Patel.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer taking break from Countdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Nick Hewer taking break from Countdown

To be honest, I think I misplayed my hand in the audition by wanting to talk money first and not wearing any shoes. Ah well. Next time.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 34
Views: 17108

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

To be fair, it's not only about quantity, but also quality, of both the person and the interaction. Michelle Nevitt has slept in my bed, for example. And there's only about 30 to 35 of us in this community who can claim that.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 6936

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

To be fair Jon, you know that "Yes, he's a cheat, I agree he definitely cheated, he knows full well he cheated and is barefacedly lying to Fiona about it, but let's just leave it now" is basically my position. To be fair Fiona, that 817 is outlandishly difficult, and I don't think Corby is being hyp...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212889

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Nah, this is me at home in bed, on my laptop, putting on a song I've heard a million times from the same place I always put it on, and it's just faster this time. Surely others have experienced this? Not necessarily in my bed, but at some point in their lives?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212889

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why does music sometimes sound distinctly higher and faster than you remember it being? Gotta be a tiredness thing, right?
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Xmas Specials
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Xmas Specials

He's got a point, it didn't. I vote for those two.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 72
Views: 7480

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Ways to save further time: - Save on the time spent turning the letters board into the numbers board by having it rotate like on Numberwang and make that rotation part of the run time of the show. That's probably, what, another hour saved per filming day right there. - No DC guests. This will also s...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 72
Views: 7480

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Scrap the make-up, let these ugly bastards suffer for their sins. Make a standard uniform to give it that schoolyard feel, save some time there. Get whoever does the calendar to set the teasers, outsource that. Take out conundrums cos no one likes those. There you go, that's time saved already.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 135)
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 135)

David might be the fastest-speaking contestant we've ever seen.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212889

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why won't the oven work unless the clock is set?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 143
Views: 56707

Re: Countdowners in the news

I always thought it was short for Sushmita. Good to know.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 6425

Re: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)

No, wait, sorry, that's Fifty Shades of Grey, my bad.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 6425

Re: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)

My heart is beating in time with the pulsing need in my sex as I root through the box for the lacy bits I seek. Christian is always seductive, sensual but today he’s gone out of his way to tease and hike up my desire – I’m ravenously ready. For a moment I wonder what to do about the panties, Christ...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accentuate the positive
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: Accentuate the positive

Shit happens, don't worry about it. We've all got receipts out there on the internet.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accentuate the positive
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: Accentuate the positive

I don't know you at all, Marc, but I like the way you stand by your past. No wriggling out of it, you own it without being proud of it. Nicely done.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words and expressions that grind your gears
Replies: 28
Views: 4547

Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

"In and of itself". Just a thing people say without them knowing why.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 294
Views: 119209

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Turns out Conor Travers was in Veruca Salt.

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by Mark Deeks
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192213

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:48 am
Grammar and spelling pedants. Basically a game of one-upmanship, of intelligent/pseudo-intellectual/people who for some reason think that they are intelligent trying to prove they are more intelligent than you. Good for you, big man, but it really doesn't matter.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 7912

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013

As someone who cares about your welfare, it's kinda upsetting watching you fall apart in real time like that.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212889

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

And while we're here - why is it that people think it's hilarious that I tend to wear the same two or three colours of sweatshirt all the time when most of these cunts spend their entire existence in blue jeans? There really is no fucking difference. It's not in the hilarious in the you're-wrong ki...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 212889

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What is Pinterest for?
by Mark Deeks
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unusual Fears/Phobias
Replies: 22
Views: 3616

Re: Unusual Fears/Phobias

I can't be in the same room as a boiling kettle. You spend my childhood telling me not to mix water and electricity, then spend my adulthood telling me to put them together? No sir, not going to happen.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: apterous update
Replies: 34
Views: 5382

Re: apterous update

No, it was before the pandemic happened. The newspaper report said he had undetected cancer.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: apterous update
Replies: 34
Views: 5382

Re: apterous update

Phil died, Jason.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Well Boris has made it clear he's prepared to increase lockdown back to where it was if things get worse again. The theories are that the virus doesn't like hot weather which is why third-world countries have been largely spared, and so what we really need is a huge, 40-degree heatwave across Europ...
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 669
Views: 246129

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

45 conundrums? I think you'd stalled for enough time already.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 29th 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3925

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 29th

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Adam Gillard wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:50 pm
You heard it, me and Neil are going to take over :p
Er, Mark Deeks?
Start a poll, it's the only way we'll know for sure and Damian will be bound by its results.
by Mark Deeks
Mon May 25, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is picking the letters an advantage?
Replies: 33
Views: 5670

Re: Is picking the letters an advantage?

You're using that to rebut a different situation. See what David wrote again.
by Mark Deeks
Sun May 24, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is picking the letters an advantage?
Replies: 33
Views: 5670

Re: Is picking the letters an advantage?

If his eight is fine, then even if your eight is fine, you've lost anyway. Whereas if his eight is not fine, but neither is yours, you've also lost anyway. Might as well take the possibility of the sure points to potentially cut it to 14 and hope he's wrong about his.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 669
Views: 246129

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

It was actually much more reminiscent of Stevenage bowling alley, but either way, thanks for the top-tier wingmanning.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 669
Views: 246129

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

In these social distancing times, and the need to space out, that's not as impressive of a brag as I would have hoped.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 669
Views: 246129

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night, I dreamt that myself and Graeme Cole were playing pool in a dimly lit bar on a pool table that didn't have any edges [basically this all the way around]. Every single ex girlfriend I have ever had was in attendance, lining the edges of the place, watching. I said to Graeme "please make m...
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 27
Views: 4588

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Rather than piss on it, the fact that you yourself just described this imaginary person as a "freak" kinda lends support to my theory that it is unconventional to be attracted to someone much older than you.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 19, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your skin colour?
Replies: 37
Views: 4215

Re: What's your skin colour?

"I like to search by active topics", says Gev while dragging up yet another thread from a decade ago.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 27
Views: 4588

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

She's also 25 years older than me, which isn't conventionally attractive. But here we are.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 19, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13338

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Maybe Jill Bright has killed like eight people before and it has only come to light over the last few years.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 27
Views: 4588

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Lorraine Kelly.
by Mark Deeks
Sun May 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird stuff that's happened to you
Replies: 24
Views: 5451

Re: Weird stuff that's happened to you

We definitely shouted some things but it wasn't that. I remember then running home to tell my mum the story, not with fear, but almost with glee. She....saw it differently.
by Mark Deeks
Sun May 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird stuff that's happened to you
Replies: 24
Views: 5451

Re: Weird stuff that's happened to you

Also, around the same time, me and a couple of friends (I KNOW RIGHT!!!) were playing football up the park, having a knockaround at one of the portable five-a-side goals. A man (absolute Dave type) and his young lad of about our age started doing the same at the other goal. Conversation struck up, a...
by Mark Deeks
Sun May 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird stuff that's happened to you
Replies: 24
Views: 5451

Re: Weird stuff that's happened to you

One Wednesday nght, about 23 years ago, I needed to get to football practice in Buntingford, during my fabled stint as the finest ginger related-to-Barbara-Windsor centre back that the Cougars have ever seen. However, my dad's car was on the fritz, so we went by taxi. As I practiced for an hour, my ...
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 15, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13338

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Atta boy. I'mma get you a massive clock neckless and a loudhaler; head up my bandwagon. Drive the Deeks Train to Host Town. Choo - and I cannot stress this enough - choo.
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13338

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Aw, you guys. (But yeah I'd do it, initial backlash be damned.)
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13338

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Are you hyping me up, or announcing yourself as competition for this opportunity that isn't available?
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 15, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 13338

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

I'm under 70, let's do this.
by Mark Deeks
Thu May 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2013 (Birthday Prelim 9)
Replies: 57
Views: 6869

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2012 (Birthday Prelim 9)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Surprised the ISOLATED round wasn't excised from the repeat given the public's utter hatred of anything remotely connected to Covid.
Is this a snipe at someone? If so, who? And why? And if it wasn't, then......what the hell was it? I am confused by your post.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 06, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 292
Views: 96743

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

But not unexpected.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192213

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Grammar and spelling pedants. Basically a game of one-upmanship, of intelligent/pseudo-intellectual/people who for some reason think that they are intelligent trying to prove they are more intelligent than you. Good for you, big man, but it really doesn't matter.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 292
Views: 96743

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Sandra Bullock is niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Focal Talk podcast Episode 5 out now! featuring Gavin Chipper and Jack Worsley
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Focal Talk podcast Episode 5 out now! featuring Gavin Chipper and Jack Worsley

Gents, Mark, hi. So, I appreciate the intent, and the video element helps. It is however really too long. Tighten everything up to an hour - if you can't think of anything to say, don't feel as though you have to - be strict in the edits, and you can turn this around in a quick hour. You have a nich...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 292
Views: 96743

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When the electric toothbrush stops spinning temporarily every 30 seconds or so, it isn't constantly suffering from a duff battery - it's telling you to change area.