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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: 37329

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: 2485

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: 2485

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: 972

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: 1883
Views: 129505

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: 726

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: 972

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: 71
Views: 2691

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: 37329

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: 1139

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: 1139

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: 2450

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: 1139

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: 2606

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: 2606

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: 2606

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: 2606

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: 60
Views: 7243

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: 60
Views: 7243

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: 60
Views: 7243

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: 1871

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: 60
Views: 7243

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: 2962

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: 2962

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: 2818

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: 658

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: 1947

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: 1947

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: 498
Views: 53784

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: 21857

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: 1947

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: 2112

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: 2112

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: 2112

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: 1336

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: 1425

Re: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison

Thanks Gevin.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 19
Views: 6095

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

Haha, yes. Sadly it's looking less and less likely we'll do Cambridge, so you guys can have a nice time in Wetherspoon without me trying to force you to follow the hipster crowd!
by Matt Morrison
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Book recommendations

Jono is doing a book a week as his new year's resolution for 2018. He'll pop along soon with some of the highlights I'm sure.
I copied some of them from what people recommended him on Facebook and will report back.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Talents and party tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Talents and party tricks

These things always sound ridiculous written down. In this instance, definitely don't listen to Gevin, Marc.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Talents and party tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Talents and party tricks

Perfectly willing to tongue kiss a man in exchange for two girls keeping their part of the bargain, that one time.

I still pull out the "making your arm shorter" trick sometimes, it's surprising how many people don't know it. Obviously it's a bit shit but still fun.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 19
Views: 6095

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

The Blue Moon on Norfolk Street would be a great option for post-event drinks: https://goo.gl/maps/8f5afnijx4K2 It looks scary from the outside but once you get in its friendly, does decent food and pizza (not tested but Google says so), serves great beer, and has a pool table, quiz machine, table f...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37329

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Aww, that's slightly disappointing to hear Gevin as I was incredibly excited to see that an on-screen version of one of Mieville's books had finally been produced, but at the same time knowing the incredible worlds he weaves and seeing the fact that it looked like a non-high-budget BBC production di...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 1998

Re: Music Covers

Cake have done some very decent covers. Everyone knows I Will Survive (I recall Gloria Gaynor described it as her least favourite cover as they done a swear in it) but there are two others on Fashion Nugget that I prefer - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps is brilliant (and in a way hard to compare to the 7...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53784

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I think you're right about both parts really - it's still a reflex action in response to the feel of the first footstep (that's another point we haven't discussed, I don't think the arms are ever likely to come out for balance until after step 1, right?). But yes it is also pain anticipation - but t...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53784

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Well, the trouble with trying to stop it is that you're naturally going to go to the other extreme I reckon - the one Marc mentioned, arms by your side and not moving at all, right? That's even less natural, our arms don't do that when we're doing a normal walk with normal shoes on normal ground wit...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53784

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://vig...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 1998

Re: Music Covers

I don't think Cash's Hurt is bad, not at all, but I would definitely say I dislike it overall because I always got irked, as a big NIN fan, that nobody recognised it as a cover. They also love to trot out a quote from Reznor where he described Cash's version as better, or it being "his song now" or ...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 1998

Re: Music Covers

I prefer Killswitch Engage's Holy Diver to Dio's.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 2750

Re: Stand-up comedy

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:07 pm
I would say that given the topics on this forum right now, anyone who has done stand-up comedy about cruelty in horse racing must be pretty good.
I'll do your dirty work for you, you whore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL2EpfD9Wvs
by Matt Morrison
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is the Grand National cruel to horses
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Is the Grand National cruel to horses

Yeah, that is an absolutely terrible argument Marc! For me there is absolutely no question that horse racing is a cruel sport.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Netflix reboots
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Netflix reboots

Since Indra has started to get into watching the old series with me, I'd love a new version of Knightmare. That shit would be mad.