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by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

Basically, no-one wants to play more than six games I do. Irritates me how long people give for lunch breaks. Less wandering around, more Countdown. Or make the whole event shorter. The pub's for chilling, the Countdown tournament is for playing Countdown. I'm up for making events shorter. I don't ...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

Great tips. Great idea for a thread too. I think there's a small part of all of us that is tempted to host an event, though I imagine that is almost exclusively due to either "I know this cool venue/place to go afterwards that everyone would love" or "I would love to proudly show Countdown people ho...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Am I the only one who can take a shit and then after I have wiped and washed my hands, can then immediately take a piss. This was discussed a while back I believe. In the "men who sit down to wee" thread possibly, or one of the other similar threads at the time. I do this from time to time, and I b...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement

says The Most Photogenic Man In The World.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement

Didn't think you were gonna accept the faceless :( I won't. They signed up agreeing to the rules, so I'll give them a chance to provide a picture. They don't have to have one on apterous (as I can't grab them from apterous anyway). But yeah, I expect I'll have to do some shitty eliminating and rein...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement

Did something change in Pro Ranks by the way Gevin?

Checked last year's and Heather had a pro rank of 545th.
This year there are 8 people unranked entirely (lowest ranked player is 183rd).
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying

Previously: Announcement The 16 top-ranked entrants are in the main competition. The rest of us lowly 32 will qualify or return to local competition by way of double elimination action. The first round of randomly-drawn 16 fixtures is now in the system, so play away! https://www.apterous.org/to_tou...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying

I've just done the top 16 via Pro Ranks, like we did last time. As before, it has thrown up some ridiculousness with massive names like Ben, Graeme, Ryan and Gevin not currently ranked due to inactivity. This crudely formatted list shows the top 16 entrants based on pro ranks, numbers at the end bei...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying

Ok, got my 48 signups. Even though I'm pretty sceptical about some of the faceless amongst them. Let's hope they all get knocked out in qualifying.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 8213

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

Apropos of not much, has Colin ever been held in Lincoln rather than Hykeham?
by Matt Morrison
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie coming to town!
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Susie coming to town!

Ah, Wimborne.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1944

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Mark James wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:00 pm
[...]it requires a basket to play. There's no jumpers for goalposts equivalent for basketball.
One of the most important and biggest differences. Especially when we're talking about impressionable young kids.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1944

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I can tell you why I love football. It's the goals. There's no feeling like when your team scores a great goal, or winning goal. Every football fan can relate to this. For me the greatest goal was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's last minute winner in the 1999 Champions League final. Other goals that stand o...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 1214

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:59 am
What are the two words?
fuck you
by Matt Morrison
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

One of mine would have had her 30th birthday today, good timing Gevin!
by Matt Morrison
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Three for me. All of them taken way too young and in three different but consistently sad circumstances.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying

Qualifying will be set up, announced and begin around 14th/15th August kind of time.
Only 35 signups so far, so hoping we can get closer to the 48 of last time... come on!
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 584
Views: 110959

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:34 pm
I had a couple last night I think actually. All a bit vague, but I seem to remember Moose winning a game at a CO-event to much applause and over-reaction, including Moose shouting out his own name.
If I understand correctly, it's people like you who ruined CoC.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 3031

Re: What Degrees do you have

Noel Mc wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:54 pm
Peter Mabey wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:04 pm
BA (pass only) Maths - subsequently paid fee to register as MA.
Oxford/Cambridge? Or does anywhere else do this?
I don't know anything about this, but it reads like "I got a BA and then I paid to upgrade it to an MA without doing any work". Is that what is meant? Is this common?
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 63
Views: 5216

Re: C of C Draw......

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:08 pm
You should jack
rude
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: 63
Views: 6999

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: Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Apterous World Cup 2018: Announcement

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: 815

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: 720

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: 63
Views: 6999

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: 61947

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: 3453

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: 3453

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: 313
Views: 46631

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: 14
Views: 8213

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: 14
Views: 8213

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: 1982

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: 142482

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: 1515

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: 1982

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: 7606

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: 313
Views: 46631

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: 2662

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: 2662

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: 3404

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: 2662

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: 4808

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: 4808

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: 4808

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: 4808

Re: Where are They Now ?

Great thread.