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by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 211
Views: 50372

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I'm not killing them off or anything, but the deaths of Fernando Ricksen and Robert Mugabe have made my lead here surely unassailable.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 20
Views: 379

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

There's nothing wrong with Nickelback and the hatred is just a giant pile-on.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 10135

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

No, just the location.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 10135

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Your sheer convenience of locaiton is going to make you hard to beat at this game, to be sure.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 175231

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Also, the hat was a (particularly massive) sombrero. If anything, that speaks to my desire for greater inclusion and cultural diversity, and frankly I deserve a medal.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 108367

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What's wrong with leaving the toilet seat up?
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 175231

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I clearly refused anything paedoey, so good luck making that stick. As for your continued efforts to paint me as some kind of anti-semite, I don't think the mere mention of a massive hat gets it done, you racist.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 175231

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Brief cameo in an otherwise intricate yet boring dream about me owning a pizza shop - Apterous was now the cramped middle floor of a pub with spectacular cliff side views and a wall made entirely of windows. No word games were played, just darts. Andy Platt laid claim to the pencil for the word "int...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 108367

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

While I get that sports fans like me indirectly spend a lot of money watching our favourite games, why the HELL do people directly give some serious amounts of money to online gaming streamers?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 234
Views: 72005

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Andy Platt here featuring on a click-through list of people who don't look their age. Unfortunately, they meant the woman.

https://brightside.me/wonder-people/10- ... ge-360210/

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by Mark Deeks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 1134

Re: Streaming Movies

Most threads turn into discussions about masturbation at some point, but this one was especially quick to do so, well done team.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 108367

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 it...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 122
Views: 35782

Re: Countdowners in the news

I think his point is that both are problems. Countdown is rendered unplayable by the high standard, and the drop is unwatchable because of the low one.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 69996

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Why thank you! It was a repeat, initially shown March 2016. No idea it was going to be shown until someone spotted it and told me. In hindsight, Singapore is far too small to have its own full race track, but I only had enough time to think "WHERE THE HELL IS MONACO" about three times before having ...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 69996

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

That was me!
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 52468

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Einziger played the guitar and Blacc sang the words. The rest? I can't tell if you're trying to talk it down arbitrarily or if you really do not understand the role of a producer in electronic music. Move away from the idea that the "DJ" is the man who chooses what records get played at weddings, th...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 52468

Re: Deathwatch 2018

And who wrote the song? Who wrote the bass line, the drums, the synths, the intertwining melodies, the song structure?
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 52468

Re: Deathwatch 2018

In the genres you're talking about here, always.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 52468

Re: Deathwatch 2018

You really don't understand the role of producer?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Calpol Six Plus wasn't nearly quite the drink of the gods that pure uncut Moroccan Calpol was, though. Although neither was a patch on Tixylix. Kid drugs are awesome.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 4847

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Damian, answer my calls, I'm starting to feel unwanted.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11101

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

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by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11101

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton, you should probably know that quite a lot of us know each other outside of this forum and the show. We actually hang out in real life and stuff. So it's probably not a good idea to lie about things people have supposedly agreed to do, because we'll know. I mean it's a bad idea to lie in gene...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 106156

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who set their clocks fast. I've never understood anyone who has done this because they all know that it's 5, 10, or whatever minutes fast, which surely defeats the point. If I set my clock 20 minutes fast and it said 7:00, I wouldn't be thinking "it's 7 o'clock", I'd be thinking "it's 6:40" ...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Missile Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Missile Guidance

These are the glory days of C4C that I've heard so much about, are they?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4948

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Thanks Cathy!
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4948

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

You think? I don't for one minute believe he's simply an over excited 11 year old, and strongly suspect he's an immature young adult who is deliberately trolling the community. Even if you believe this - I don't, but I have no further information on it than you, so it's just my opinion - surely you...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4948

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

At this point posting a public message seems the obvious next step I agree with this..... and I can't see anything in Cathy's post that seems unreasonable in the circumstances. ...but not this. You don't think essentially saying I think you might be a paedo is a bit too brusque, considering? If con...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4948

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

If he's an 11 year old kid, then his parents need to get a grip on what he's doing online. Maybe so, but that's hardly what this thread was doing. Obviously yes I've seen his posts and obviously I've had PMs. But a heavy-handed "which of these weirdos are you?" approach does not sit right at all.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4948

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Right well congratulations Cathy for beating up on the vulnerable minor; had Ashton actually been a lonely or unwell man in accordance with your theory, and you pushed him over and flexed over him in this way, imagine what a lovely person you would have come across as. Ashton, dude, just slow down. ...
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 4847

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Damian, I'm available.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 3256

Re: Negative picking

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:51 pm
So
Unfortunate.
I knew there'd be some form of Gevspergers in response to my post at some point but I thought it'd be you pointing out the "me and Zarte" instead. What a wide range of needlessly pedantic comments you have, a real soldier to your cause.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 3256

Re: Negative picking

By the way, Zarte, if I've massively misrepresented what you said here, apologies and correct at will.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 3256

Re: Negative picking

It's not the weaker players that boo - it's the ones who have worked out all the stems and really want you to know that about them.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 3256

Negative picking

So when me and Zarte were doing the second marathon, we had a conversation about the concept of "negative picking". Essentially - and none of this is a criticism - Zarte thought I was picking negatively because I overwhelmingly picked three-vowel letters rounds. For what it's worth, not for a single...
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 12919

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

OK well I'm not entirely sure you're quoting six year old posts of mine, why the thought "I wonder if I can annoy this man I have barely ever spoken to" was in your head at that moment, but hey, do your thing. I am now going to light myself on fire as that would be a better use of my time.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11101

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton, there are a lot of events already, both online and in person. Take part in some of those, familiarise yourself with what they involve and how they work, ask those who organise them how they do it for advice and help (they're very helpful), and then maybe revisit this idea.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 49
Views: 12919

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

You're not still bitter about the fact I said your avatar looked like the money shot in robot/human bukkake, are you?
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 234
Views: 72005

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:54 am
Gevin Chapwell and Phil Alexander, the editor of Kerrang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsBzjwnjdCY
Just re-seen this. Heh. It also works as a sound-a-like and a pedant-o-like.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 234
Views: 72005

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

NBA playr Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot looks like he should be standing just over mine and Graeme's shoulders.

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by Mark Deeks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 41528

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:40 am
Jimmy Carr looks like Richard Nixon.
I was going to post something along the line of "Bollocks!", but, actually, you have a point.
On the internationally approved Deeks-Dexter Scale of lookalike quality, this is a solid 0.7 Deeker.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 41528

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Jimmy Carr looks like Richard Nixon.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 175231

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I was at Matt Morrison and Heather Badcock's house, which, this being dreamland, was a large and relatively isolated cottage. It was a nice cottage, too, or at least the downstairs kitchen area was. The upstairs, where the front door was located (obviously), was pretty squalid. Moreover, it was badl...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 234
Views: 72005

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Here's me off my nut on ecstasy in the 1990s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8TwE8F ... oh6X0GcGXM
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Never really struggled to recover. Drove home from the event (I know!), got a good eight hours in, woke up fine, subsequently fine. Tiredness wasn't much of a problem during this thing, actually. Couple of lulls, but never hugely struggled to stay awake.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 122
Views: 35782

Re: Countdowners in the news

by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 234
Views: 72005

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Good to see Matt Morrison at the Arsenal game.

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by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Yes but to be fair, you do operate on a higher plane than the rest of us. You have gifts.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

FWIW, we played on the main stage (and thus as a part of the main show) three times. The third of these featured Rachel which later turned into an uncomfortable exploration of my failings as a person. So, something for everyone there. They can found at the 07:23:20, 17:29:50 and 20:11:54 marks of th...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Also thanks to Patrick, an attendee of the event, who solved the lifelong which-are-the-discard-piles problem that has plagued Co events for more than a decade by suggesting that the discards are left face up. How in God's name none of us thought of this before is frightening to think about.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Hot foof was a sleep-induced typo of food but by God I'm leaving it there.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Yep, basically. The staff kinda dragged us in. Just woke up, groggy but satisfied. Thank you to everyone who watched and participated, particularly those who donated, and those who came down to join us (Jennifer Steadman,.who brought HOT FOOF like the heroine that she js, as well.as the gentleman an...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Some say that it's easier to raise awareness of your charitable endeavours, and encourage donations thereto, if you actually give them the right link. Maybe they're right, maybe they're not. Either way, meh.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundra ... Id=1017190
by Mark Deeks
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5285

Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Hello! Nearly six years ago, myself, Innis and Zarte played a 25 hour game of Countdown. We raised a shit ton of money, and it was also a pretty great game, somehow going legitimately to a crucial conundrum after all that time (Innis got it). But we figured we would never do it again, as we couldn't...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 10
Views: 3739

Re: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

Callum Todd wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:53 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Survey done.
I gathered. Some of those comments could only have been written by one person.
Honestly one of the best burns in this forum's history.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What could you make Gevin do to run faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: What could you make Gevin do to run faster?

Try and do something about that permanent boner, it's been about 6 years now.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 70
Views: 20628

Re: How much do you weigh?

I'm actually down to 16s 7lbs so Meakin takes the lead.