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by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2011 results & feedback
Replies: 79
Views: 7693

Re: COLIN 2011 results & feedback

I dunno if I actually said it at all, but I lost count the number of times I was thinking to myself "I just fucking love this, this is awesome" on Saturday night. This. The whole thing was touching as fuck. I don't want to go into naming people right now as I'm meant to be keeping this brief, but M...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN- your stories
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: COLIN- your stories

Feel free to use whatever you like from the Colin report I did once. Pretty sure it's on here. Unless that was Colon.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 31
Views: 2069

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

He had long enough. But yeah obviously I only posted it to annoy him :) :) :) :o :o :D :)
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 77
Views: 7408

Re: Favourite board game

Can we let Marc start topics again please
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 31
Views: 2069

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Image
by Matt Morrison
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Wolverton returns are £20, but I can get a single to and from MK for £12. Assume that is actually better for the way home as people will be in MK, but what about the morning bit, how would I get from MK to Wolverton, and what would it cost? Are there barriers at Wolverton or would I be fine just usi...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

There's a guy called Moose? Please let him be Canadian.
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 26, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Earn Money Online
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Earn Money Online

Spam nepotism.
by Matt Morrison
Tue May 23, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former contestants
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Former contestants

haha wow
by Matt Morrison
Mon May 22, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former contestants
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Former contestants

You could get into the quarters with 2 wins? Crazy.
by Matt Morrison
Sat May 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Irritable vowel syndrome
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Irritable vowel syndrome

what is a moose
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Too quick!
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Too quick!

Time for voice-activated apterous?
by Matt Morrison
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Google search keyphrases
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Re: Google search keyphrases

There are few threads that are guaranteed an A-lol but every update in this one just gets me.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 283
Views: 19360

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

You're so full of lies: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/greatnotley/n ... -feb-2017/
But I do love the write up on the pacing. WOW.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 283
Views: 19360

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Why are you egevin chapwell in the list
by Matt Morrison
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 5148

Re: Music connection question

Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)
Gevin (famous mononymous pedant)

etc.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 5148

Re: Music connection question

Stop being so Gevin. Obviously you can't use the same person (or even same identical name) twice, but whether or not you can use an individual name part (John) more than once is up for discussion.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 5148

Re: Music connection question

Having never tried, this feels like something you could do indefinitely. But I bet it's much harder than that.
Is there not a rule about not using a particular name (John) twice?
by Matt Morrison
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 283
Views: 19360

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Do you search everyone every Saturday or do people secretly report in to you?
by Matt Morrison
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Confectionery
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: Confectionery

Yeah, same Ben! Sorry for not thinking to thank at the then, this thing thank here hope think good thank though.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29203

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

I enjoyed the Corby and told Heather to look at it and she thought you meant Jason.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

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

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:18 am
The Hayfield house (several times)
Maus' student digs
Mark Murray

Feel like I surely must have some others by now, but really can't think of any.
A damning indictment of the wheelchair-unfriendly disablist homes in the Countdown community.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 1897

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the Bristol format. I think Lincoln edges it slightly for me still, mostly because the fact that conundrums have to be made really hard in order to not ruin the elite games which made them pointless in every game I played. (I might be wrong in remembering this b...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 3470

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

I actually prefer naans not to be crispy. The same as pizza bases. I find it just makes them less pleasant to eat. For the record, I don't want a naan to be super crispy, it just needs to have more of a crust, not be doughy from top to bottom without that crispiness, can still be a bit bready insid...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1492

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

Yeah true, just looking at a contestant wouldn't be enough anyway, I agree. For a person to count, I think you and they both need to be at the same arranged meetup, right? Even if recordings were counted (and they aren't) it would be easy to find yourself accidentally sat next to or near other apter...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

Sounds like everyone drew.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1492

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

I didn't include anyone from the single recording I went to. Literally every contestant you see there could be listed even if they aren't on apterous or C4C.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1492

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

Audience definitely doesn't count. It's a "Countdown event" in a very real sense. Meeting people in the pub after a Co:event is, literally, part of a Co:event. Insane you could even think otherwise.

However, here's one for you - I'd definitely count your Marathon thing as valid.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

She has no idea who won. I'm fairly sure Mark (here) or Phil (most likely via tweet) will remember more!
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1492

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

Some (obvious?) rules: - attending Countdown filmings is obviously a Countdown event - travelling to and from Countdown events, including the associated pubbing before or after, also is part of a Co-event - people who happen to be in a particular location due to a Co-event meeting up with other peop...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1492

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

  • Ben Hunter
  • Dinos Sfyris
  • Charlie Reams
  • Mark Deeks
  • Jon O'Neill
  • Michael Wallace
  • CF
  • Matt Bayfield
  • Michelle Nevitt
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Adam Gillard
  • Phil Makepeace
  • Gevin
  • Jen Steadman
  • Heather Styles
  • Graeme Cole
  • Tom Barnes
  • Bjorn Aas
I'm going to have to come back to this though, there are more.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

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

Mark is going to absolutely smash that one. I look forward to him starting the thread just to try and remember a list.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

The bar is set with 7. This is an excellent thread, and if anybody wants to come round ours that is fine. Invite obviously only extended to people who are not already on our list.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 28994

Re: People you shouldn't trust

wot
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

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

For lazy Mark.

My score is the same as Heather's and it's pretty shit:
  • Jono
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 3470

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:13 pm
Yeah, sounds good, although I don't like their website and their menu looks a bit odd.
Racist, that's a shame.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

I'm pretty sure I remember seeing a picture of quite a few apterites in someone's house, like Lauren's or Amie's for someone's birthday celebrations. Had like 10 people or more in it I reckon. Wow, that's awesome. I love the sense of mystery too, now that we have to sit back and wait for them to ow...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

I like that, but goddamn don't confuse the issue - make a new thread. I also think it's fair that if you move houses then your score does not reset. At the end of the day if part of the reason you move house is to get closer to Countdown people that you can invite around, then you've earned those po...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 638

the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Heather came up with this great idea for a thread. How many people from the apterous and Countdown world have you had in your home? We decided that Michelle and Ryan are good candidates for being winners here. But really it's not about the winning, everyone should take part. Our list is: Michelle Ry...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 3470

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

But yes in the time that has passed since 2011 I've had tons of paratha and probably no more than one roti, so it's clear where my favouritism now lies. Naan are good too but I find too often you get the almost Westernised bready version of a naan, akin to something you could just pick up from a sup...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 3470

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-br4XlnfcwRk/VK5yMKDlSuI/AAAAAAAAj9s/6dR0qKpfgL4/w1200-h630-p-k-nu/Chapati_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800 I agree on chapati coming across as dry. Flat and chewy and not particularly interesting. Importantly though, and I don't know if this is a rule or anecdotal experienc...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 28994

Re: People you shouldn't trust

you trust people who have it on the top?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

The round 2 fixtures are almost complete, except for two tables which contain Nick Wainwright, Hugh Binnie, Mark James, CF, Phil Makepeace and Heather Badcock in some configuration. A picture shows that Nick was playing Hugh. Phil and CF had already played each other in R1 so would have been on dif...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18986

Re: Countdown in London 2011

Matt Bayfield wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:37 pm
I owe it all to Jimmy Saville
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 1483

Re: Crisps

The only ones I know about are the wild garlic flavour ones. I really like them but Heather (a big vegetable crisp aficionado) does not.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 42198

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 42198

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

But yeah, if it's some website that requires you to hover to achieve some required functionality then they need to design for mobiles better.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 42198

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 6400

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Same. Also possible to do sex dreams without mess. Also possible to do sex dreams with mess.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5876

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

This is amazing. This is what we COlin for.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5876

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

I agree with Zarte that "cheating" is a bit strong. But then, as ever, I really don't care about the Countdown as much as nearly everybody else does, so my opinion is invalid. It's more just "messing" - it may benefit, it might not, it may be well-intentioned, it might not. Just makes it so much eas...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5876

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

I would like to see Ben make a stand and force Jono to do a full-audience apology at the start of the day. If he refuses, banned.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 2717

Re: 2017 upgrade!

I don't think so at all. It's always been an enjoyment thing.. some people enjoy getting 7s instead of 5s. It's the same for both players in the game so no benefit there. I reckon the majority of people who do it don't even realise that they're getting an advantage in the standings. If it was true ...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5876

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

I think that should be announced at the event then. You'd also need to tell people not to defecate on the desks then. I'd say it's pretty obviously underhand if not out-and-out cheating. I don't think so at all. It's always been an enjoyment thing.. some people enjoy getting 7s instead of 5s. It's ...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5876

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

Gevin has absolutely destroyed you here to be fair Jono.