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by Mark Deeks
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Talents and party tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Talents and party tricks

I can scream like a four year old girl.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things

Not you, I was talking about Gevin Chapwell. Did you also do it though, Gavin?
by Mark Deeks
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things
Replies: 5
Views: 386

People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things

Gevin Chapwell ran the London Marathon today. He did it in seven million degree weather and glow-in-the-dark running shoes. Absolute hero.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45810

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It wasn't dark, just to clarify. Street was lit up.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45810

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It's definitely a thing Mark. Ignore Gevin, who only ever leaves the comfort of his bed with running shoes on. It's almost more related to the way you are trying to "creep" with your legs, and that typical learnt-it-from-the-TV exaggerated creep necessarily involves exaggerated arms too. https://vi...
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45810

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Possibly. Gevin, get to it.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 179
Views: 36008

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

absolute classic
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45810

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:34 am
Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:33 am
When you walk on gravel or pavements or something a bit painful in bare feet, why do you move your arms more?
I had no idea that was a thing.
I mean, if I'm alone in this, OK, but I really think it is one. Try and see - crush up some glass, walk on it, and report back.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Yeah to be fair Gev, that was pretty brutal and you need to close your account now.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45810

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When you walk on gravel or pavements or something a bit painful in bare feet, why do you move your arms more?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 164
Views: 17111

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I think this is why we didn't pass the Only Connect audition.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 164
Views: 17111

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

It's quice. Thought this was well known.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 2907

Re: While y'all wait...

Ray Wilding wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:44 pm

I may as well give the max is RAWENER
That's honestly the one I had in mind.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 154
Views: 2907

Re: While y'all wait...

BAOJIA and I think BRAWNER
by Mark Deeks
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

Also it's a great topic but can we expand it earliest over all memory?
Crawling along the ground, and being pulled back by my mum on those drawstring things some baby rompers have on.

My third ever memory, pleasingly, is of my dad having a poo.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Big long read on the OED - past, present and future
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Big long read on the OED - past, present and future

Take as long as you need, Gerv.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Big long read on the OED - past, present and future
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Big long read on the OED - past, present and future

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/f ... e-internet

Good read and important context for whenever online internet word game players get slightly too histrionic in their complaints about "sloppy" entries.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

What's 1R equal to?
by Mark Deeks
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

I assumed it was when you clench your buttocks to keep warm on a chilly morning. Guess it wasn't this. A shame.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

Also, what's cold squeezing?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:24 pm
You are still bigger than me Mark? But you are a couple of inches taller. And also I have no muscle whatsoever and a tiny willy so I'm more pure fat.
I'm really heavy without being really fat, it's weird.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

This thread's gone well, I'm glad we did this.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

Actually, at the top there, can I see that it's got two USB ports? Maybe it truly is multipurose after all.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

I'm somewhere between 11 stone (70kg) and 11 stone 7 pounds (73kg), depending on how much I've been eating and drinking. I've been down to about 9 stone at one point (but I did look a bit skeletal and unwell at that point) and up to about 13 stone (when I was really drinking a lot). I think I'm abo...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

How can a scale be multipurose, anyway? How many puroses could there possibly be?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

You win! Or lose, depending on which game we're playing.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:39 am
0.068 tonnes.

That just sounds fat, you know?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

Re: How much do you weigh?

Looks like I'm the unbeaten champion, unless someone can top it. Bet you can't. 8-)
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2312

How much do you weigh?

Per Gavin Chipper.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

This has led to me having very few balloons in my life, which is depressing and defeatist.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Any balloon. I blow and I blow and I blow and all I get out of all this hard work is a slightly soggy uninflated balloon.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?
Asthmatic, but that's not why. I just can't seem to get the air to actually go into the balloon.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4491

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I went to school with a Lincoln Squidring. Very oily fella. Bad skin.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 22094

Re: Countdowners in the news

Aye, that's bad. The Venn diagram between Countdowners/Apterites and such struggles contains massive overlap, and is something we should perhaps think about. I'll say this, though. Having until very recently worked in 16-19 welfare, as the person struggling young people would come to, I have had a l...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 2697

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:19 am
Let's not forget Carol did 28 years.
So last night in a quiz, we had the question "what year did Carol Vorderman quit Countdown?". I remembered you posting about 28 years and figured it therefore had to be 2010. We thus got this question wrong and lost on a tiebreak. You owe me £51.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 2697

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

He's coming across like quite the whiny grandstander in the comments. It's odd to want to troll for a living.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 2697

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

"I don't like a thing. People must know! I shall write about this." Just seems odd.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 205
Views: 35695

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Gevin Chapwell and Phil Alexander, the editor of Kerrang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsBzjwnjdCY
by Mark Deeks
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: Cleverclogs

There's also a perception issue. Viewers are essentially competing against the contestants, in a way they are not expecting to against Rachel. She's expected to get it and that is implicit in watching the show.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 9611

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

If we all agree and threaten en masse to go somwhere else, they will have to cave to our demands.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 9611

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Graeme, when you buy at prices like that, the terrorists win. It's simple supply and demand. We have to hold out. We have to be strong, united. You've ruined it now.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 3094

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Probably needs its own thread, but on a similar theme : Noises you can't stand.
1) The headphone alarm at work (John Lewis )
2) Cats crying at 2am
3) sloppy kisses by others in public
People eating, particularly breakfast cereal.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

It depends on the level of familiarity. The missus makes her own, as would family if they came over. If its your first couple of times here, I'd do it. But if you're a regular, do your own tea.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I don't drink tea either but it's not hard to make it to basic level to please the sybarites who live on it, surely
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Ask them if they want milk, then pour in enough so it changes colour a bit. That's it. That's an acceptable cup of tea.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

You saved yourself a bit with the brackets but I still think this deserves being picked at. Anyone can make a cup of tea. I have never ever been a tea drinker yet have never failed to make an at least half-decent and entirely acceptable cup of tea for anyone that requests one, despite sharing the s...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

so why should non-tea drinkers be expected to faff about with tea?
Because to make an adequate cup of tea, you literally put a bag in a cup then pour water on it.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7579

Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Do that card shuffling thing where you split the deck in half then splice them together.

Whistle using the fingers-in-the-mouth technique.

Three large.

Remember surnames.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 46)
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 46)

Me and my girlfriend play a lot of gin rummy. We recently found out that our last three sessions or so of cards had taken place without the 10 of clubs, which was stuck to the bottom of an old bath towel. I imagine something like that is what went on here.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

It's in only as being an alternative of alumina, which is a mass noun.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45810

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I think I went to school with Homo Saari. Popular kid. His eyes were always watering though.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 25
Views: 5653

Re: Countdown in the pub

(soz)
by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 25
Views: 5653

Re: Countdown in the pub

My work here is done.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 25
Views: 5653

Re: Countdown in the pub

Thought about it. Decided I had eviscerated you sufficiently on the day that you'll have learnt your lesson. I can go for another round if you want though. The hate still burns within.