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by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV & Hangover results
Replies: 6
Views: 280

COLIN XV & Hangover results

Another year has passed, I've sweated buckets of nervous sweat and COLIN has been and gone. 51 people played on Saturday and 33 on Sunday, amazing numbers for a city in the middle of nowhere on a cold weekend in January. At the main event, prizes were given out in the form of t-shirts with amusing s...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

I've seriously thought about doing a Goatdown event before (either in place of a CoNot one year or at the COLIN Hangover) so I can definitely get behind this idea.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Adam Dexter wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:56 am
Is there a prize for doing well based on your seeding? I could claim to have been playing the long game if so.
Yes. there will be two 'overachiever' prizes at the main event and one or two at the hangover as well. :)
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend. Just like to let everyone know there will be a parkrun happening over the weekend for Colin 2020 too. And Colin 2022. 2021 however will controversially take place midwee...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed And the even bigger question...., is the dartboard at the Fox & Hounds still the evil Lincoln style one :!: :!: :?: :?: Yes, personally I prefer the Bristol style dartboard. Charlie, please fix likes. I've been buying game sets...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12. Great, thanks. As I suspected, what I need to do boil...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12. And you put new players in the middle don't you? Yep....
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Time for the usual outrage that are the provisional seedings. :-) I've used the same 'algorithm' to determine seedings as I did last year, hence why it looks like there may be a few anomalies in there. But it all makes sense, honest. 1 Jack Worsley 2 Dylan Taylor 3 Thomas Cappleman 4 Dan McColm 5 Ma...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

8 entries in the last 2 days bring us up to 37 overall! :-D
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 pm
30 now for the main event and 24 for the hangover! Just 16 days to go- plenty of spaces left...
...And a drop-out reminds me why I don't usually make 'milestone number of entrants' posts like this. :(
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

30 now for the main event and 24 for the hangover! Just 16 days to go- plenty of spaces left...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:41 pm
I think it would be good to have tournament wins as one of the columns.
FWIW the COLIN stat file has this as one of the columns though obviously it doesn't include the people who've won events but haven't been to COLIN. Yet.
by Ben Wilson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2735

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

I agree with Marc about the toffee pennies in Quality Street but the hard chewy caramels in Roses are usually my favourites. I don't mind it putting up a bit of a fight but if it takes out a tooth, then I don't consider it to be a 'sweet'.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2735

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

1. Malteasers (obviously)
2. Galaxy ('normal' chocolate is ridiculously underrated)
3. Twix
4. Milky Way
5. Bounty (despite coconut being my favourite food)
6. Galaxy Caramel
7. Mars
DQ Snickers (allergic)
by Ben Wilson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night I was leaving a co-event and saying goodbye to Dan McColm, Andy Platt and Conor Travers, all of whom insisted on hugs. As I was going to give Conor his, he leaned back on his chair and accidentally squashed the feet of Paul Howe, who was at the same place as the co-event for unrelated rea...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 62
Views: 11035

Re: How much do you weigh?

I've dropped to 13st even since my last weighing (in March), still a bit overweight.
by Ben Wilson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 6703

Re: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018

Congratulations to Jonathan Wynn, FOCAL champion 2018! :D A well-deserved win after a hard-fought final. FULL RESULTS Round 1 FOCAL Finals Zarte Siempre 60 - 46 Tracey Mills Bradley Horrocks 51 - 55 Tom Cappleman Graeme Cole 43 - 50 Tim Down James Robinson 47 - 58 Jonathan Wynn CoBrum Karen Pearson ...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 6703

Re: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018

The standsings after 7 games are thus: Standings Players are ranked by wins, then points. FOCAL Finals Played Wins Draws Points Spread 1st/2nd 1 Tom Cappleman 7 6 0 408 +24 4/3 2 Jonathan Wynn 7 5 0 424 +50 4/3 3 Zarte Siempre 7 4 0 440 +43 4/3 4 Tim Down 7 4 0 392 -19 3/4 5 James Robinson 7 3 0 407...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream was a short one- Jono randomly showed up at my workplace and I basically kept badgering him to join me and Mark Deeks on an only connect team with the theme of 'countdowners with nine letters in their names'.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Travelodge is now up to £81 for the two nights. Will be premiering the 'not a mug or a calendar this year' prize in short order. Entries now at 16/14 for Saturday and Sunday, last year they were 17/16 by December the 9th so now would be a good time to make me actually feel positive about the event. ...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake
Replies: 11
Views: 2402

Re: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Now, come on. Have you or have you just been Googling people off of Countdown's names?
Searching Wikipedia usually yields better results. Or unexpected ones, such as the top search result for 'Matt Bayfield'. Also, on that topic...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dreams started with CoNot VI, which was under threat from a saboteur leaving the wrong kind of cakes out for people to nibble on. Fortunately, this was quickly resolved, resulting in a final between Jen and Robbo (I woke up before I found out who was won). Next dream was explicitly bill...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Travelodge prices are still £76. The price for COLIN is also still £16 for both nights, which includes a freebie whether you like it or not in the shape of this year's puzzle magazine. If you're interested in contributing a puzzle to the magazine, let me know and space will be saved for it.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many UK cities have you been to?
Replies: 43
Views: 5285

Re: How many UK cities have you been to?

Countdown in Nottingham is never a definite 'no' for the next year, just a 'very unlikely unless someone else wants to pick up the baton'.

Also I'm up to 31 now thanks to CoCam earlier in the year. :-D
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night I dreamed I was assigned to work in Skegness for some reason, and I showed up at about 7am in my sleepwear and wrapped in a bedsheet (hey, they say 'dress for the job you want, not the job you have', right?). I enter a nearby pub to discover that my mum is now its owner and Tom Carey is a...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 5964

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

Do you even need to have a third person for Edinburgh-style? I don't see why that's a necessity and why it can't be done between two? Technically you don't but you'd need to draw each round separately, and the event would only be as fast as your slowest table. This has been known to be a hassle at ...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 5964

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

Most important things to consider when organising an event, in descending order- -Venue -Means of playing the game -Refreshments -Promotion of the event -Prizes -Other things like freebies -Format of the day (related to means of playing the game but much less relevant) (Technically you could also in...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 71533

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Safe, an 8-part miniseries on Netflix starring Michael C. 'Dexter' Hall doing a passable English accent. Highly recommended (the show, the accent less so).
by Ben Wilson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Double whammy last night. In the first, I'm taking a friend's trousers to be altered at a tailor's shop, the owner of whom is very unhappy to see me as it means he has to do work rather than playing darts, which is apparently more important to him. Long story short, I become persona non grata at eve...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I'm getting worse and worse at remembering details from dreams but last night I definitely remember being trapped in the Oval Office toilet having to deal with the aftermath of a truly apocalyptic poo when James Robinson dropped in and started telling be about an absolutely amazing thing that happen...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a brilliant one that I can hardly remember anything about other than Jen was trying to stuff Graeme into a wardrobe and I got the impression the reason was benevolent.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2539

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Probably 8 times a day. Yesterday my bladder went from empty to bursting in 40 minutes flat, which doesn't seem normal to me.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

...And we're live. :) The Ark has been confirmed for the Saturday and I've got my costings all worked out so get your cash to me asap to guarantee a place at what will undoubtedly be the most first co-event of 2019!
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 am
Apropos of not much, has Colin ever been held in Lincoln rather than Hykeham?
The first two were, which is IMHO enough to establish COLIN as a legacy name.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

The formal announcement of COLIN has been delayed as there is no a doubt over whether we can have the Ark on the weekend in question. But fear not! I'm already looking at potential other venues. :-)
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Two unusual ones last night. In the first one, I'm walking through Lincoln when I bump into a friend I went to university in Nottingham with but who lived in Lincoln. He talks at me for a while (he always was a bit of an enthusiast when it came to talking), then I remember that I still have a ticket...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble

Also my spies tell me that co events are much more fun and nothing like the A level exam level of seriousness at a countdown tournament . I haven't played a scrabble tournament in six years and this is the main reason why. Jen wrote it much more succinctly in point 4 of her post- co-events are much...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 2790

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

3 or 4, can't be sure without checking. All from the world of Scrabble and all gone before their time. :(
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

JimBentley wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:58 pm
Plenty of other people feature, people I've known from school, from university, from previous jobs and so on, but never any Countdown people. What's that about, I wonder?
It could just mean you're normal.

Sorry about that.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream is Countdown-related in the most tenuous sense of the word but the rest of it is mental enough that I feel it's worth sharing. I start by walking home along the back roads of North Hykeham, accompanied by Scrabble player and former Countdown quarter-finalist Brett Smitheram. I arr...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Particularly disturbing one last night. In my dream, the world was being overrun with robotic replicants, and me and my family are holed up in my late grandmother's conservatory being menaced by a robotic replica of James Robinson. We eventually concoct a way to defeat RoboRobbo by hitting him with ...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night, or rather this morning as I didn't get to bed until 1215. It started out with a semi-final of the show between hazel drury and mark deeks. Hazel won in convincing style, and everyone went back to the green room, where A snooker table had been set up in memory of the recently deceased ...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

Hangover venue has been confirmed and is (surprise surprise) the Memorial Hall again. I had discovered a venue that was about a three minute walk* from my house but they don't do room bookings, despite the fact that they have in the past. Oh well. Prices will be announced once I work out costs which...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Very weird one a few nights ago. Long story short, I make a little girl cry, then me, Zarte and Dinos form a bowling team.
by Ben Wilson
Thu May 31, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night I find myself reliving the final episode of Lost, where- spoiler- everyone is in the afterlife, in a church and ready to 'move on'. Much to my surprise/disappointment, my 'church' is full of countdowners and apterites. It's soon decided that the first thing that needs to be done is a wedd...
by Ben Wilson
Wed May 30, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 218
Views: 55747

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Image

Young Steven Ogg, aka Trevor from Grand Theft Auto V, aka young Ted Bundy.
by Ben Wilson
Sat May 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19951

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

This has to be the earliest I've ever posted a COLIN thread but I felt the need to confirm the dates if nothing else. So, here we go: Dates: 19-20 January 2019 Venue (Saturday): The Ark, Moor Lane, North Hykeham Itinerary (Saturday): Doors open at 10am, round 1 draw is done at 11:30am, round 1 start...
by Ben Wilson
Fri May 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6190

Re: Where are They Now ?

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:56 am
Richard Brittain (according to a conversation on Apterous some time) lives on my walk to work. Not actually spotted him, but he said he saw me one time.
He's getting more skilled at his old hobby then?
by Ben Wilson
Fri May 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 182
Views: 49266

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Familiar face currently on podium 2 on pointless. :-)
by Ben Wilson
Mon May 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

[This may actually have been 4 or 5 separate dreams, it's hard to tell given how curdled my subconscious is] Last night I was running a co-event in the Midlands somewhere (may even have been Nottingham) with Jeff Clayton and Lauren Hamer, however the start was delayed as the three of us had to compl...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Right then, last night I was apparently in Las Vegas, at a casino that was for some reason being held in my old school's main hall and the only game being played was Blackjack. An apterite I don't recognise wins a decent amount of money, and then we all get thrown out of the casino for something Dyl...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Blockbusters: Video Games and Internet themed
Replies: 4
Views: 2725

Re: Blockbusters: Video Games and Internet themed

Semi-related, but through that first video, I found this, which I couldn't be more chuffed about. :D
by Ben Wilson
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 71533

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:30 pm
The latest series of The X-Files - disappointing.
Especially as Channel 5 have been broadcasting it at 11pm on a Monday evening. :evil:
by Ben Wilson
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I had a weird one last night that I can kinda remember... Sort of. I was running toward home, when I took a wrong turn through a rough neighbourhood and ended up at a ghetto sweet shop, where I end up confronted by an old woman forcing me to taste test various bits of chocolate to see whether or not...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 62
Views: 11035

Re: How much do you weigh?

13st 8lb, quite a bit overweight for my height (5' 10").

Or, if you're enlightened and like the metric system, 86kg, quite a bit overweight for my height (177cm).
by Ben Wilson
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Okay, so last night was an odd one. I started out by playing a game of No Man's Sky, the interminably dull sandbox space game, eventually landing on a deserted planet populated by alien monsters. I fashion together a makeshift cosh out of spare wire and quickly run into a guy named Chris, who I work...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 595
Views: 135936

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

A couple of recent ones. The first one saw me participate in some kind of illegal night street race around the streets of Lincoln (streets similar to this appropriately-named one ). I crash out of the race and roll the car, but am able to quickly fix it by sticking Renault logos to the front and bac...