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by Matt Morrison
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 75
Views: 9166

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

fucking hell i miss oc so much
by Matt Morrison
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10925

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark James wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Puffer fish inflate themselves with water not air.
https://i.imgur.com/xA7NDV1.gifv
by Matt Morrison
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Might as well get in the Ibis anyway, it won't be Colin without me anyway.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Cleverclogs

What would be your worst single word emphasis Gevin? Where would "There were a couple of methods actually" rank for you?
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The New Crystal Maze
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: The New Crystal Maze

They had Adam Buxton as a severed head doing one of the riddle games, which is fucking brilliant because I love him. Another interesting thing happened in this one where he basically gave one of the riddle answers to the girl as she was - I don't even know if this is the politically correct way of s...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The New Crystal Maze
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: The New Crystal Maze

Haha. I enjoyed this but I'm going to wait for you to finish. I'm off on holiday on Saturday so hoping to read the rest when I return!
by Matt Morrison
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 37
Views: 3996

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Did you see this one doing the rounds Jen? http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/ ... 66340.html
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 3875

Re: Countdown in the pub

That's wonderful.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

Oh wait, no next time. Ah well.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I would have come. Everywhere.

By the way, found out (via way of Gevin shouting) that this is London Marathon weekend so looks like my excitement will be short lived. Sorry. Next time!
by Matt Morrison
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

Much more like it! Great searching. Hopefully my one's the freak. Could be tempted. Partly because I like you, partly because I want to make a pilgrimage to Northern Monk.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

Ah right, that sounds better. I just tested to get a feel of times and prices by doing London to Leeds on a Saturday about a month away, e.g. 18th November: http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/LDS/181117/0745/dep There is a direct Virgin East Coast from KGX there but it's 4 ho...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I kind of assumed it would be easier/quicker to get to Leeds from London.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Still crackers. I paid <£50 last year. Hold out people, hold out.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Do you know what you know?

Ian wins.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Steam codes

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:56 pm
  • The Stanley Parable
Yes please :)

Also Secrets of Raekiton and Song of the Deep if you're sure you won't play them :)
by Matt Morrison
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Steam codes

Zarte, Ben, no problem both of you. Again, forgot to think about bringing login details to work so will sort you both out tonight or tomorrow night (depending on how drunk and late I am when I get home tonight).
by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Steam codes

Thomas Carey wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:42 pm
Could I have speedrunners please (and if you're feeling really generous, ultimate chicken horse as well?) Thanks a lot :)
Both yours. I'll PM you later, haven't got my login details at work.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Numbers Attack Tournament - Final Results
Replies: 14
Views: 1302

Re: Numbers Attack Tournament - Final Results

I really don't remember this. And the 404s aren't helping. But thanks for the reminder Gevin!
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Steam codes

Can I claim the Shadow of Mordor one please? Sent via PM Tom. I did this as a gift link from Humble Bundle as it then removes the key from my own HB account and keeps my list a bit cleaner. However, I'm not sure if this means you get the key easily or if you have to use your email address or someth...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Steam codes

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:09 pm
What does any of this mean?
Digital distribution of video games. I know you already know that you dick.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2377

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Yes, it does need a new thread. Can someone else other than me please say "Meakin should be allowed to make threads again now" please? FFS
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Steam codes

I quite often chuck a tenner or so at Humble Bundles to get my hands on one or two games from my wishlist, leaving over a load of bits that I either don't want or already owned on Steam. Currently have codes going spare on all of these, let me know if you want any: Caveblazers Colin McRae Rally DiRT...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Lloyds customers - I don't know how dynamic this is related to your own spending, but check your Everyday Offers. I've got 5% off Travelodge and it lasts until 14 Dec 2017. So I'm now hoping for a triple layer of savings - Travelodge sale, Topcashback cashback, and then Lloyds cashback on top. Finge...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2943

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

As a web person, i've always found it slightly strange that old BBC articles maintain the stylings of the BBC website at the time rather than fit into the of-the-time BBC website design. Very strange, an odd lack of separation between content and style that is supposed to be the backbone of web desi...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 8974

Re: How many countries have you been to?

f1?
by Matt Morrison
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 8974

Re: How many countries have you been to?

canada soon
by Matt Morrison
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2943

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

You have to go to sleep at the time chosen by whichever of you wants to go to bed later, and get up at the earlier time. Whilst you're obviously mental (and whilst that whilst I respect your reasoning) this particular part is surely totally wrong. And we have a kid! Hmm.. or maybe it's wrong becaus...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2943

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Paul Worsley wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:56 am
Dance like there's no-one watching.
Does this include when you know for sure that no one is watching?
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2943

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

- make a cup of tea (I could probably fumble my way through it, but it's definitely something that most people can do) You saved yourself a bit with the brackets but I still think this deserves being picked at. Anyone can make a cup of tea. I have never ever been a tea drinker yet have never failed...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2943

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:06 pm
Enjoy listening to songs that I've heard 64,775 times before.
Quite an intriguing one. Obviously you're going for hyperbole, but realistically when would a song's joy die for you? There are many, many tracks that I can't ever imagine suddenly not enjoying.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10925

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Isn't the whole point in these things is that they aren't groundbreaking, and people are shocked by their having felt like they were groundbreaking discoveries only for a moment's thought to lead them to believe that no, they're actually "REALLY obvious"? The only difference with the finger snapping...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10925

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The noise made when clicking your fingers is the sound of the finger hitting your palm not the finger and thumb rubbing together. Yes, I love this one! What am I missing here? Why on earth would anyone think a finger and thumb rubbing would produce a sudden sharp click sound? I think it's more of a...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68567

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Ben Wilson wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 pm
I'm alternately giving Dan McColm and Dylan Taylor...
:o
Ben Wilson wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 pm
...lessons on how to drive a train
:(
by Matt Morrison
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 459
Views: 37403

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Does anyone know of any place names in other countries that the natives find funny but that someone who knew nothing of the language wouldn't get? Finally got round to asking my Finnish colleague. He was short of time so could only link me to this image list, but says there are some others that are...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 305
Views: 26904

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

threatened from behind
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 3875

Re: Countdown in the pub

Please no :'(
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 3875

Re: Countdown in the pub

Just pleased to see a Deeks post in this thread that didn't involve telling me off re: Hipchips. ;-)
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 3875

Re: Countdown in the pub

Hmm. I don't see tons of donut shops popping up here in London. But then this is London. Everything that pops up these days is hipster as fuck, and desserts do well in this category. This year there have been notable rushes on bubble wrap waffles , candy floss-wrapped ice creams , and mermaid mering...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: COC timeline

I'm sure there were a million posts about it before, especially in the run up to the announcement of the 30th thing. I think generally it was a case of the rise of apterous meaning that COCs are now dominated by players that are so good they alienate the show's core audience? I could be wrong but th...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3840

Re: Problems with Java

Oddly, my work laptop is working on Firefox. Charlie also told me he has no problems on Firefox, so whilst it's widespread it's not complete. Will work with him to help solve it when I get home.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 3840

Re: Problems with Java

Ah, I done this: https://www.apterous.org/ticket_view.ph ... 270#p58545

But yeah, I tried clearing cookies and cache too already.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6263

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

Haha thanks for typing all that out Z, sounds mental. How did it all go? Is there photos/information on the winning efforts on some of the relevant games, e.g. the high-glass one or the card-jump one? Great effort organising all that, I now understand what that weird massive drinks holder thing on t...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6175

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

I think if Christmas was still a respected religious festival, like Hannukah or Diwali or something still is, then you'd be absolutely right Heather. However, Christmas has become something pretty gross and superficial these days. However one's experience is balanced (individually or as part of a fa...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6263

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

Haha. Can we know what the other games were? I was around for the start of the Height one.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6263

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

Don't forget to mention it on Twitter too Gevin.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68567

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

HEATHER HAD ONE WHERE I HAD THE HAIR OF BOB DE CAUX.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 459
Views: 37403

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

The guy I wanted to speak to has gone home. Monday!
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 459
Views: 37403

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Fuck, forgot again. Might do it in a minute. Maybe Monday. Lucky I wrote that post. Thanks Ian.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6175

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Honestly one of the worst sentences ever.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6175

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:23 pm
After the busiest ever Countdowning year, just two tournaments remain - Co:Brum and the FOCAL finals
Did I misunderstand or did you just take a big steaming dump on Zarte and JR? (and maybe others?)
by Matt Morrison
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 156
Views: 28157

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

wasn't it darts180 or something like that?
by Matt Morrison
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 216
Views: 14466

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Catastrophe is excellent.
Cuckoo turned out to be surprisingly good, classic British sitcom sort of thing.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 459
Views: 37403

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark James wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Does anyone know of any place names in other countries that the natives find funny but that someone who knew nothing of the language wouldn't get?
Yes. This is a reminder for me to update tomorrow at work.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former contestants
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: Former contestants

Image
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7867

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Well, I mean you can't even manage one in a row, but you know what I mean.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7867

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Can you do two in a row?
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2011 results & feedback
Replies: 80
Views: 9452

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...