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by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

^ Lest there be any doubt, Mark grew up in England in the 90s and measures the world as a whole on that basis.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

The Chuckle Brothers as individuals.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Saracen from Gladiators.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Shovell from M People.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 1683

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Gev said he won't run. I vote we shake him until he does.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4375

Re: Music connection question

Did you know prior at least 90% of who those people were, though? That arbitrary yardstick that I just invented is what it's all about for me.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4375

Re: Music connection question

*picks mike up again* John Collins (Fulham footballer) Collins John (Fulham footballer) John Oliver (stand-up and Last Week Tonight host, which, really, is a show style we should be able to do here) Oliver Reed (actor) Reed Diamond (fantastically named actor who's been in loads of good stuff) Diamon...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4375

Re: Music connection question

Any rule that rules out the famous John Collins John double is a rule I want no part of.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4375

Re: Music connection question

Hattie Jacques (actress) Jacques Rudolph (cricketer) Rudolph Walker (Patrick from Eastenders) Walker Russell (NBA player) Russell Grant (astrologer) Grant Mitchell (Grant Mitchell from Eastenders) Mitchell Thomas (footballer) Thomas John (baseball player with a now-commonplace-then-pioneering surger...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 9747

Re: Mondegreens

You're The One That I Want, beginning at the 2 minute mark:
If you're filled with affection,
You're to shy to convey,
Betta take my direction.
And not, as I thought:
If you're filled with affection,
You're to shy to convey,
Maintain my erection
by Mark Deeks
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 194
Views: 27372

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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Casey, the first decoy girl on To Catch A Predator. Basically Giles in a hat.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2378

Re: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?

Applied one afternoon in mid May. Rang me the next day to offer a phone interview. Had the phone interview the next week. Filmed three weeks later. Aired three further weeks later. Ridiculously fast, it was nice.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

So you basically groomed a young girl on the internet, pressured her into underage drinking and then turned up at her home for God-knows-what. Why don't you have a seat over there?

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by Mark Deeks
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

As Claire is my witness. I said it sounded like you at the time, but didn't think anything of it other than to make that observation because the odds of picking out one person in a million - especially you, cos, like, that's quite a trip - were miniscule. Only when you text me did I actually believe...
by Mark Deeks
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

I've never received a text from the Eiffel Tower.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Half inclined to count Ryan, who saw me at the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. I did not see him back, but I did hear him. "MAAAAAAARK", I heard. "That sounds like Ryan", I thought. Saw nothing. Got a text a few minutes later. Cracking day. Rained a lot.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Lives in Hong Kong now. Fair to say it didn't work out.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5511

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Ian Volante wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
He had ALS, so yeah. Poor guy.
I was going to say great pick (I'd never knowingly heard of him), but this mitigates it somewhat.
To be fair he's had it for five years and not died. I was playing the percentages.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Innis Carson (marathon) Adam Gillard (marathon plus I think one other time) Mikey Lear (marathon but accidental) Lauren Hamer (a few times including once when I wore a thong) Matt Bayfield (a few times including once when he wore a shower curtain) Jen Steadman (spent a lot of time in cars together) ...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th February 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th February 2017

Quite the restaurant that would sell gruel.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Majority rules. If the majority of the people at the congregation were not there to play Countdown themselves, then the congregation is eligible for COCMEET.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

RE - the marathon. While it was not open entry and thus not a CO:event, it thus would not count here on account of playing the game being the main point of going.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

This is for occasions in which you have met Countdowners, without playing Countdown being the point of meeting up. So audience is fine, random Travelodge gatherings is fine, standing in your kitchen drinking a glass of water and talking about Henry V is fine, but going to a CO:Event purely for the p...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

How many people does it have to be for a ratifiable COCMEAT? For example, I have met Innis and Ed M individually for non-Countdown shenanigans; Zarte, Innis and Mikey Lear are not on your list if Mark Watson's 25-hour show doesn't count as a Co:Event. I think meeting people individually is fine. I ...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5511

Re: Deathwatch 2017

He had ALS, so yeah. Poor guy.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5511

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mary Tyler Moore's croaked it. One off Jim's list. Just seen it myself. Points update on way (just for completeness, you understand). Standings @ 25/01/17: 1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points Sorry everyone. I'm alarming myself now with my precognitive abilities. If another o...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1093

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

ADJUDICATION: The marathon was not a Co:Event as it was not open entry.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Wouldn't even know where to begin. Let's call it a million.

What's your tally of Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups (COCMEET)?
by Mark Deeks
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Is the C in CIMP a soft C or a hard C? I think hard. I think Heather would like it hard.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

You're welcome any time you like, guys. Clearly you don't want that. OK then.

Lauren Hamer
Lauren Hamer & Matt Bayfield
Jen Steadman
Andy Platt (forgot this initially, sorry Andy, it was a lovely night x)
Gevin Chapwell
by Mark Deeks
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

There was a gathering at Hayfield's once with a good few people. They might score well here.

Since I am the boss of CHIBIN, I have hereby arbitrarily decided that being in multiple houses for the same person also scores multiple points. I've been in two of Lauren's, thus two.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Steadman only in the current home, although Graeme as well if all homes are included.

What about the reverse - Countdowner's homes I've been in? [CHIBIN] I got Jen, Hayfield and Gev. And Zarte's doorstep.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26112

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Surely there's no such fool in Christendom.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26112

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who have their Windows taskbar on the side, not the bottom.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 4020

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I'd never really watched him because I disliked the small amount I saw, on account of wrongly assuming it wasn't a character. Whoops.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 4020

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Al Murray's character is a satire.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5007

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Conor also left his passport in the pub. I can only assume he is disassociating himself from himself in a piecemeal manner and is going into the Witness Protection Program.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26112

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I forgot what I ordered for about two seconds and Gev exploded with rage. Wildly overreacted. PEOPLE YOU SHOULDN'T TRUST - People who wildly overreact at other people very briefly forgetting whether they ordered gammon steak or not.

But yeah, the Laverty incident was an abomination.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5178

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I might not sleep with stationery as often as you may imagine.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 98
Views: 14671

Re: Countdowners in the news

That was you? Explains a lot. At least cuddle me next time.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5178

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I should point out that I don't do this nightly. Maybe like twice. Or three times. Can't lie, there's no tracking sheet.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5178

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

You'll soon get older and do little else.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5178

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I think this is the thread for this. Do any of you have dreams where you go for a piss and it feels completely realistic? This happens to me a fair amount, but I obviously never actually piss myself, although I do normally need to go when I wake up. Also some of these dream pisses go on for absolut...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5007

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Did someone not at one point have a standardised set of decks made? Because that seems to solve the problem. Unevennesss of the various board game editions does make a difference - for instance, there's that one set with about 57 U's, and if you're on table 3 with a 3-1 record needing two big wins t...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5007

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

I don't know if evening up vowel distribution really gives an advantage so much as it makes it more fun. Which of course is a matter of opinion. I realise this is basically what Matt Morrison has said, which probably means he is right. It could go one of two ways. I love a good messy selection, whic...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1921

Re: 2017 upgrade!

I'm going to quote you in everything now. You and you alone. Often if not always erroneously and with gross mischaracterisations.
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:36 pm
James Cleverly fights for what I believe in.
Hi Gev.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1921

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Given how much they lag behind social media in so many ways now, forums should incorporate the ability to tag users. Shame it's not here in this upgrade.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: You Are The Darts Ref

You could throw a brick or something and claim its your second dart. So long as the brick is less than 30.5cms in length.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: You Are The Darts Ref

30.5 cms is an absolutely enormous dart, to be fair. Ryan probably could poke those in.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: You Are The Darts Ref

Another scenario: Ryan is really tall and instead of throwing the darts, just sort of falls into the board with his feet still behind the line and gets all his darts in the treble 20. Is this allowed? Another scenario: A Mr Chapwell is really short but has like a 7 foot long telescopic dart and jus...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1921

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Oooh, when you quote people, their name is automatically clickable now.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1921

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5) - it's just the CSS is cached.
Can confirm, ta
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1921

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Also, menus seem to be stuck open. Teething troubles!
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Bristol 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2158

Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

You'll never take me alive, Murray. Anyway, so yeah, that's my plan.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Bristol 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2158

Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

I might just get my own buffet and sit at a different table to you all, throwing bits at you and flicking the Vs. Haven't decided yet.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Bristol 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2158

Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

My current plan is to not play at the event, but do that thing where I turn up late and then am around for the evening, with said evening to include the buffet. Will you hate me if I do this?
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Jon Corby
Replies: 32
Views: 1975

Re: Jon Corby

I KNEW IT.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29438

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

You will if everyone else does. Also, without wishing to dampen your enthusiasm, it's not the profession to go into right now. T'will soon be obsolete.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29438

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Of all the people who could strike, why do Tube workers strike so much more often?