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by Matt Morrison
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Confectionery
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

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: 192
Views: 25829

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: 1295

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: 1161

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: 58
Views: 2352

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: 850

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: 15
Views: 1646

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: 850

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: 850

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: 15
Views: 1646

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: 850

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: 850

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: 1295

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: 318

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: 24478

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: 1295

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: 58
Views: 2352

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: 318

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: 318

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: 318

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: 58
Views: 2352

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: 58
Views: 2352

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: 24478

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: 15
Views: 1646

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: 17750

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: 922

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: 39984

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: 39984

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: 39984

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: 140
Views: 4457

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: 4444

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: 4444

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: 4444

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: 1195

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: 4444

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: 4444

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

Gevin has absolutely destroyed you here to be fair Jono.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4444

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

Had no idea some cunts were doing this consistently. Pretty typical of Jono to be honest. In all seriousness, surely this is just inflating the scores of games that it happens in. I don't care about this aspect obviously. But part of the fun of these stupid events playing with stupid letters is that...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 118
Views: 14927

Re: Only Connect

I've watched every episode of OC and that's the hardest missing vowels round ever, I'm sure. And by some distance. Horrid! I got one.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 78
Views: 4287

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Have you watched any of the Troma films, Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, etc.?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: 2017 upgrade!

I can't believe you just linked w3s you MONSTER.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
Textarea? Fucking hell.
WTabsoluteF gevin
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: 2017 upgrade!

New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Imagine me doing a LMGTFY link Jen along with a disapproving face. Mac: Hold down the ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button. Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R. Phone would depend on operating system. On iPhone you go into Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. Apparently An...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Nov 07, 1975 11:27 am
Yeah that's good. And timestamped.
Although you can just make up some bullshit.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Yeah that's good. And timestamped.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: 2017 upgrade!

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.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 39
Views: 2461

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Perpetually part way through: Fallout 4, Dying Light, Alan Wake, DiRT Rally, Far Cry 4, Wolfenstein The Old Blood, Crysis 3, Call of Duty Black Ops III.
Perpetually impending: Doom, BioShock Infinite, Firewatch, Dead Space 3, Fez, and a ton of other Steam games.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4457

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Try it. Be more like Gevin.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1817
Views: 98781

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

the affair dancer thing
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4457

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Gavin Chipper wrote:when I was younger I used to sometimes it raisins from the freezer
Yeah, this just absolutely isn't a thing. What sort of household offers free range freezer raisins to its young? This explains a lot.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Jon Corby
Replies: 32
Views: 1612

Re: Jon Corby

Accept it and move on Ryan. He's broken our hearts and he's only going to gloat about that from here on in.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 24478

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:I am guilty of mixing figs with dates.
Purely on an Ant and Dec basis though.
Try and make sure you always leave your figs on the left.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4457

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Yeah I used to enjoy rice pudding more than I do now. I mean the regularity of enjoyment, not the level. Happy to smash it out of the tin if needs be. But I disagree with Jim SLASH agree with Marc that Ambrosia is much better (creamier) than cheap own brand stuff. Cold custard on hot apple crumble/p...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

Who on earth stole it Jason?
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Cool! Yeah, the Countdown venue itself doesn't need any of those things - events themselves always benefit from these things overall, but that's what you go looking for afterwards. It's nice to take in a few different locations. As you say, not so easy in London these days (particularly with the poo...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Have you scouted out any awesome after party pubs?