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by Matt Morrison
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 54
Views: 2690

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Goodness me I posted this weeks ago and thought it was another turkey. I mean, it was a shit idea but people ran with it so you saved face. It's not a shit idea, it just tends to be a bit played out as most people will have seen this kind of thing somewhere before. Any non-Countdown suggestions sho...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying

It's later than the real World Cup this time, but this is still fucking happening! 32 players. Obviously. One per team in the real thing. However, the tournament is most definitely open to all - we'll just run a qualifying round as before to whittle down to 32. Last time we had 48 entrants, of whic...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Left handed apterites
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Left handed apterites

This just made me think of "One-handed apterous".
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Inquisitive media
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Inquisitive media

Thanks Jen!
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 54
Views: 2690

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

fuck i thought that was only a book.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56777

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

we have a vicar friend and my only-lightly-informed opinion would proffer: - more sermons and services than you'd expect - community work, varied levels of involvement from "attending" to "actively hosting" - a surprising amount of meetings, both at Vicar of Dibley-style parish level and also with r...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Re: World Cup 2018

difficult butt to crack
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Re: World Cup 2018

I'm having a great time.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39766

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Vice Principals is a lot of fun if you've been missing Kenny Powers.

Evil Genius is excellent if you enjoy Making/Jinx etc. I hear Staircase is too but not doing that yet.

Re-watching Westworld S1 (with Heather this time) before starting S2. Fine example of a series worth re-watching.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3728

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

DJ Marky Mark wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 pm
We in Canwick on the hill premier inn and £128 all in for me and Tracey which includes a full buffet breakfast...
Extraordinary.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3728

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

£76 on the Travelodge (just marking it now as obviously Ben's link is dynamic and will show current prices)
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN = 7 DIFFERENT LETTERS C,O,U,N,T,D,W
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: COUNTDOWN = 7 DIFFERENT LETTERS C,O,U,N,T,D,W

Did you post it to

COUNTDOWN,
T TUDO TD,
T TON CNT,
T OD,
D.

?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 134077

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:03 pm
I know it's late but I've been meaning to do this since I got here but kept forgetting. Thanks for creating this website Charlie! It's really made countdown even more exciting for me! And that is saying something!
What is it saying?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: NICK HEWER = 8 DIFFERENT LETTERS N,I,C,K,H,E W,R.
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: NICK HEWER = 8 DIFFERENT LETTERS N,I,C,K,H,E W,R.

I was about to say I really liked this one. BUT THE L.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN = 7 DIFFERENT LETTERS C,O,U,N,T,D,W
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: COUNTDOWN = 7 DIFFERENT LETTERS C,O,U,N,T,D,W

Where did you hear that Mark had actually heard that poem?
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4384

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

It has been rumoured Parsons recorded his episodes earlier this year but they are going to be shown out of order due to unforeseen circumstances. I think we generally accept that he has won 8, there were even rumours that he would get close to the 1000 point octorun. However, we have no idea if he w...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39766

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Two Reynolds suggestions we picked up from here. Young Offenders was ok, kind of vaguely fun and with some level of a kind of nostalgic cuteness to it, but hasn't impressed that much. Didn't really seem like a Reynolds pick even (which made me wonder if I was missing something). But then Detectorist...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1615

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Gevin, what sort of thing do people give you mayonnaise with without asking? Maybe at McDonald's? Ah yeah the vegeburger. I mean, in general when you're ordering a decent burger at a decent restaurant all the fillings are going to be listed on the decent menu you are referring to to order from. It'...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1615

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Bread and butter yes. Butter in a sandwich means your filling game is weak.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 28
Views: 2684

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

Taking the Owen approach to impressing Gevin with post counts.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1615

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Agree with most so far. Hamburger doesn't have cheese, standard size chocolate bar should be assumed. But also with Gevin that asking questions rather than making assumptions is generally safer. When these things do go wrong they're way more annoying, and potentially awkward. The butter thing is mor...
by Matt Morrison
Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3299

Re: Where are They Now ?

I think most word games would rather do without islamophobes AND cheats, it's not like they need to choose whichever is worse and only remove one lot. From what I remember of Beevers on here, something tells me his efforts to out a cheat would have served some personal gain rather than been purely f...
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3299

Re: Where are They Now ?

I repeat, great thread.
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3299

Re: Where are They Now ?

What!? David Stainer was part of Gev4C years ago?! I had absolutely zero idea he was even remotely into Countdown, let alone part of Gevin's world.
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3299

Re: Where are They Now ?

Great thread.
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 61
Views: 8265

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

Great stuff Matt. Can't believe you counted Indra though! Cheeky!
by Matt Morrison
Wed May 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 61
Views: 8265

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

You've expanded on my point nicely by referring to an event as being "geared towards Countdown types going", and that's why I definitely agree if you arrange to go to a quiz with people then it counts, not if you bump into them there. But yeah it does become tricky, perhaps hypocritical, with your J...
by Matt Morrison
Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 61
Views: 8265

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

How many of them do you arrange to go to the quiz with, rather than just find yourself in the same quizzing circles as? I feel like COCMEAT has to be consensual.
by Matt Morrison
Tue May 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I haven't watched much of this, so just saw this on YouTube . Amazing. Shocking they allowed someone to wear a racist slogan on their top, clearly visible at 00:57 :x But yeah I also hadn't watched and so thanks for the link Gevin, it's absolutely terrible. I had kind of assumed he had said "well t...
by Matt Morrison
Mon May 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 61
Views: 8265

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

I've added Nathan and Kath to my list.

Jen smashed it here. To the point where the ball is kind of right inside Bayfield's court when it comes to his 34+ claim.
by Matt Morrison
Mon May 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 18
Views: 3260

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

I don't know why I didn't comment on other people's input here before. I appreciate it all. Decent list from you there Mr. Murray.

Bayfield's little footnote showing that Lauren can claim 3 more than him should not be overlooked as it puts her on 10 like me and Heather.
by Matt Morrison
Sat May 12, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 18
Views: 3260

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Just received three more, and had Deeks to add to since this hasn't been updated in ages. I might even be forgetting one more... hmm...
  • Michelle
  • Ryan
  • Gevin
  • Jono
  • Bayfield
  • Corby
  • Deeks
  • Laverty
  • Garner
  • Springalicious
by Matt Morrison
Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 17
Views: 3101

Re: Steam codes

[*] The Flame in the Flood
by Matt Morrison
Wed May 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CoSong: A Perfect Song for Every Genre
Replies: 2
Views: 793

CoSong: A Perfect Song for Every Genre

Mark Deeks off of Countdown did a nice one on Facebook earlier that at least Jim, Ian and myself are engaging with: Inasmuch as genres don't matter and that perfection is a nebulous concept, what is the perfect song for each genre of music? So, shall we try it? It's not exactly Games and Puzzles but...
by Matt Morrison
Wed May 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2227

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Is it supposed to be a SuBo reference or something
by Matt Morrison
Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2227

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

or ABBA
by Matt Morrison
Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56777

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

is it a branding thing because plum juice sounds like spunk
by Matt Morrison
Tue May 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 23018

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

True to thread as it doesn't take long thinking about it before you realise how obvious it is, but I think I've always absent-mindedly gone for "vocal chords" instead of "vocal cords".
by Matt Morrison
Mon May 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2227

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

I have zero interest in Eurovision but did just look up quickly who the entrant was just in case it was someone I'd heard of. It wasn't - "SuRie" (shit name) - but Deeks might have. Born in 1989 and raised in Bishop's Stortford according to Wikipedia.
by Matt Morrison
Mon May 07, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator

Well I'm less excited about you posting it then, but post it.
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator

Yeah I agree Jon - the "omg it's so satisfying when you work it out, and so clever and unique" vague posts did intrigue me. But I know I'm no Graeme. I can't solve this, but I look forward to one of you explaining how it's done and I'll enjoy that twist vicariously.
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator

I don't want to spend too much time working this out, but look forward to the solution. Good find on the map.
I assume you have to do something with the palimpsest at some point?
by Matt Morrison
Wed May 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Implicit Association Tests

These tests are quite interesting, well worth testing yourself on a couple and see how you come out.

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/uk/

They do make you think. I've only done the race one and at times I thought it felt clunky and annoying and then I wondered if that was the point/proof.
by Matt Morrison
Wed May 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Re: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison

Thanks Gevin.