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by Matt Morrison
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 5633

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: 4
Views: 616

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: 1173

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: 1173

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: 936

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: Qualifying
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

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: 575
Views: 103225

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: 2472

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: 55
Views: 3631

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: 59
Views: 5104

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: Qualifying
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Apterous World Cup 2018: Qualifying

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: 685

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: 581

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: 59
Views: 5104

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: 59459

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: 3158

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: 3158

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: 310
Views: 43803

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: 7
Views: 5633

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: 7
Views: 5633

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: 1779

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: 139086

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: 1352

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: 1779

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: 6858

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: 43803

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: 2289

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: 2289

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: 3057

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: 2289

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: 4274

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: 4274

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: 4274

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: 4274

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: 61
Views: 9075

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: 61
Views: 9075

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: 61
Views: 9075

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: 2461

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: 61
Views: 9075

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: 3556

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: 3556

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: 3499

Re: Steam codes

[*] The Flame in the Flood