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by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words and expressions that grind your gears
Replies: 28
Views: 563

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: 283
Views: 98442

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: 697
Views: 153078

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: 6008

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: 773
Views: 162001

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: 773
Views: 162001

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: 1357

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: 2268

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: 2268

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: 92
Views: 7078

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: 663
Views: 215657

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: 2732

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: 3807

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: 3807

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: 663
Views: 215657

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: 663
Views: 215657

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: 663
Views: 215657

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: 26
Views: 2011

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: 3144

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: 26
Views: 2011

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: 7292

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: 26
Views: 2011

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: 3778

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: 3778

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: 3778

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: 7292

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: 7292

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: 7292

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: 7292

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: 5451

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: 273
Views: 67196

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: 697
Views: 153078

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: 273
Views: 67196

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: 691

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: 273
Views: 67196

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.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 697
Views: 153078

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who decline LinkedIn connection requests. The hell are you using it for if it's not for that?
by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 697
Views: 153078

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Grammar pedants, people obsessed with language's "rules" and people who think online copy should all be "sentences of ten words or less". It just doesn't make sense why you want them all like that. Surely it is the mixing up of lengths that makes the punchier ones punchy; surely it is the individual...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 697
Views: 153078

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who can't be arsed to put the shopping trolley back. Awful people, should be prosecuted. This happened yesterday as I sat in a Tescos car park eating a giant pot of salad and doing some work with my [Graeme's] laptop on my knees at 8.25 am on a Saturday morning. (My life is dope.) This total...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 136
Views: 47305

Re: Countdowners in the news

On Christmas Day, too.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 4877

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

My partner's friend's sister is going out with the son of the lead singer from Baby D.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?
Replies: 22
Views: 3606

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

100% was cancelled by a commissioner called Kevin Lygo. Wonder if there was some family loyalty act of revenge going on there.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?
Replies: 22
Views: 3606

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

The Weakest Link, but without Robinson. A good format was ruined by her preening and body shaming. Would have been one thing if she was funny. She was not.

Oh, and another vote for 100%. That show ruled.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Internal monologue
Replies: 19
Views: 1565

Re: Internal monologue

My brain is literally nothing but my own voice saying things and I can't imagine a life without it.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 76
Views: 17739

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Admittedly, many of them have also heard of Lamar Odom for Kardashian-related reasons.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 76
Views: 17739

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I've asked every girl I have ever dated which NBA players they have heard of, and about 742 of them have heard of Kobe. So yes I take your point, but, on the global stage and in this country, Kobe is up there in the Jordan/LeBron/Shaq tier. There is a gap to the rest of the field unless you are over...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 76
Views: 17739

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Kobe is in the band with those four, generally. In fact, in the internet era, he is more in it than Magic is.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 4877

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Weird that she'd take her uncle's name. Guess they do it differently in the West Country/Empire.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 4877

Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

What is the worst claim to fame you have/have heard, or the most ridiculously underwhelming and/or tenuous celebrity spot you have made? Not good ones. Not "I am Robert De Niro's son" or "I once saw Judi Dench buying a croissant". I mean the worst celebrities and the worst celebrity encounters. The ...
by Mark Deeks
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 12103

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

David Williams wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Any clue to be derived from the baby's initials?
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by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 162001

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It's a really shit name.
says Gavin Chipper
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 12103

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

https://i.imgur.com/y7EadQu.png ... https://i.imgur.com/FYvDzih.png ... https://i.imgur.com/Kr2wN2H.png ... https://i.imgur.com/exw1vcy.png ... https://i.imgur.com/QkHxHSq.png Close enough. Zarte/Innis, you sly old dog/s. https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/samsung...
by Mark Deeks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 162001

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why steal famous art? You can't display it or sell it to anyone who intends to display it, so where's the value?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: The first lexicographer

That was to Gev, by the way, not Fiona.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: The first lexicographer

How much of your life do you spend trying to portray me as a racist? It's got to be about 46%, surely.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: The first lexicographer

I tend to agree with you, but there does seem to be a facial likeness otherwise, so it's a poser.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: The first lexicographer

Prompted by your thread, I decided to look this up. A couple of seconds before Mary appears for the first time, there is a shot of the audience, and the women in that are thus the first women to appear on Channel 4, including - assuming they are a woman, never assume, etc - this really bored-looking...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 663
Views: 215657

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks who originally seemed to be the host took ages not understanding what I was saying before he finally got it
probably your fault tbh