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by Phil Reynolds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Inside No. 9 really is tremendous, isn't it? Really glad there's going to be another series. I've enjoyed every episode in one way or another but as Marc has said, "The Twelve Days Of Christine" is the real standout, probably the best half hour of television I've ever seen (and I've been watching T...
by Phil Reynolds
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 41
Views: 689

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Are pyjamas that universal? I would have thought it's more normal to just wear undies and maybe a t-shirt (if not nothing at all). They certainly seem to be more of a female thing. Can't think of any men I know who wear them. Haven't owned a pair of pyjamas since I was about 15. Generally sleep in ...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 43
Views: 7922

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Villa Park, in 2011, to see Take That's Progress tour. Er, that is all.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

this episode was basically just incoherent noise from the derailing of the series 1 episode onwards. It was just silly and there was nothing there to "believe" anyway. I agree that once we realised what had happened in the first ten minutes was intentional and that what we were watching was all scr...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

If you analyse it you ain't enjoying it. I mean how can a go pro camera suddenly be broadcast. Because the plot suggested that what we were seeing were not supposed to be random technical glitches - the "ghosts in the machine" were controlling what was being shown. It's also plausible to assume tha...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I can understand that there might have been some people who thought they were genuinely showing that episode from the first series but then when it suddenly went "weird", that was it. But that was over ten minutes in, by which time apparently a fifth of viewers had switched off. And I can't see how...
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Don't think any of it was live. But it was very good. I've now checked out Sunday's BBC1 10 O'Clock News on iPlayer (so you don't have to), and the TV in Reece and Steve's dressing room was indeed showing what was on BBC1 at that time, so unless they employed some real-time technical wizardry to su...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:02 pm
I feel sorry for anyone watching it on catch-up as they won't have that element of surprise.
I will let you know
No need, I already know the answer. The fact that it's available on catch-up at all means the twist doesn't work. Should still be an enjoyable watch though.
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

So, the big question about tonight's special "live" episode of Inside No. 9... Was it actually live? Dunno, but it was awesome regardless! It was. I'd predicted that they would pull a stunt like that and yet I was still fooled when I was watching it. I feel sorry for anyone watching it on catch-up ...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

So, the big question about tonight's special "live" episode of Inside No. 9... Was it actually live?
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Scam to watch out for
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Scam to watch out for

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Thing is, the email contained the password they had hacked. And it really was one of mine. Bit disconcerting
Er yeah, that was the main point of my original post. :roll:
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Scam to watch out for
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Scam to watch out for

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:07 pm
AJ Pritchard
I just looked him up, and it looks like he's read the instructions on how to smile in a book, and is trying too hard!
Agreed. But then, arse like two hard-boiled eggs in a hankie, so meh.
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Scam to watch out for
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Scam to watch out for

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:52 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:29 am
photos of AJ Pritchard shirtless
terrible taste
Photos of him have the advantage that you don't have to listen to him talking.
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Scam to watch out for
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Scam to watch out for

Morning everyone. I've been targeted by a rather nasty scam which I'd like to warn others about. I received an email claiming that my account had been hacked and through it a "trojan horse" virus had been installed on my computer. The sender claimed to have been using this for over six months to spy...
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

Re: How much do you tip?

Am totally inconsistent with this. I usually aim for 5-10% for reasonable service but it depends how much cash I have on me. If I have less than £1 in change I will sometimes leave nothing as I feel a few miserable pence as a tip looks like you're saying that's all the service was worth, whereas if ...
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 27610

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Jacqueline Pearce, aka Servalan in Blake's 7.
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 9503

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Mark James wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Schindler's Fist was my favourite.
I'm sure he'd be gratified to know that.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2537

Re: The Irish Question

Here is how much I know about Ireland. If it's any consolation I probably would have said six as well and I'm Irish. You hear Ulster and you think the six counties of Northern Ireland. You forget there's three other ones in the Republic. Yep, I had the phrase "the six counties" in my head when I pu...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 9503

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hole
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

A Very English Scandal. It was good , though maybe they could have condensed it into a 2 hour film. What would be the point of that? When TV's this good you want more of it, not less. But as it happens the story divided very logically into three - the affair and its aftermath, the murder plot, and ...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 65003

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:24 pm
When people are videoing something on their phone, why do they invariably hold it upright
Because it's easier to hold it one handed that way.
And they say men can't multitask.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 65003

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When people are videoing something on their phone, why do they invariably hold it upright, in portrait mode, even though that's rarely the optimal framing for the scene being recorded? In fact, people who do this probably belong in the "People you shouldn't trust" topic, with a special circle of he...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 3311

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:52 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Anyway, grated cheese in a sandwich is simply annoying and wrong.
You'd think you'd enjoy something you have so much in common with ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iopcslbsXxQ
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 65003

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When people are videoing something on their phone, why do they invariably hold it upright, in portrait mode, even though that's rarely the optimal framing for the scene being recorded? In fact, people who do this probably belong in the "People you shouldn't trust" topic, with a special circle of hel...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

A Very English Scandal. Just outstanding in every way - writing, acting, direction, all superb. And for those of us old enough to remember the Thorpe trial and the sensation it caused, the blackly farcical tone is spot-on.
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 3311

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

How does altering the surface area of the cheese give it more flavour? I posit that this is entirely a product of your imagination. http://qi.com/infocloud/cheese Even if true, I don't care. As a snack I'll quite often cut myself a thick slice off a slab of extra mature cheddar and eat it with noth...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 3311

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:42 pm
grated cheese is by far the more sensible option for a sandwich that you can eat over a plate. It alters the surface area of the cheese and gives it more flavour
How does altering the surface area of the cheese give it more flavour? I posit that this is entirely a product of your imagination.
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 3311

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:01 pm
I've always thought of a hamburger as a burger in a bun. No-one would call a burger on its own a hamburger.
Apart from the Oxford Dictionary... (Note that "typically served in a bread roll" is added information, not part of the definition.)
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 3311

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

And what else should you not have to ask for? More than two English Breakfast tea bags in a double room in a hotel. By all means provide a selection of alternatives - green tea, decaf, whatever. But for fuck's sake bias the numbers towards the one that most normal people are going to want. The litt...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 3311

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Random observations on this thread: RO#1: I've never in my life heard anyone order a "hamburger" in a restaurant. It's just a burger. By default a burger is made of beef. Other types of burger are qualified by an appropriate prefix (chicken burger, veggie burger etc). Asking for a hamburger sounds s...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

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). You're missing something. (If you weren't bawling your eyes out by t...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 20
Views: 5110

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:48 pm
How many people from the apterous and Countdown world have you had in your home?
Well, I have been visited at home a few times by Sue Sanders and on one occasion Dez Hazell. But I haven't had either of them, in my home or elsewhere, and anyone who says I have is lying.
by Phil Reynolds
Tue May 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Also don't forget to watch the Film version. [of The Young Offenders] It was made in 2016 and is set in 2007 . Still very funny although I recommend you watch the series first Watched the film last night. It was enjoyable up to a point but the plot ran out of steam towards the end and the minor cha...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 4399

Re: Stand-up comedy

Vine just does classic gags anyone can do. The one that slaughtered us was: I was in my local record store. I said, what do you have by the Doors. He said a bucket of sand and a fire blanket. My favourite Tim Vine gag: I said to my girlfriend, how do you like my new shirt? It's got cactuses on it. ...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 27085

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:03 pm
I use quadrice, quintice, sextice, heptice, octice, nonice, tennis.
Next in the sequence presumably being elvis.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 27085

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Once, twice, thrice, quice, quince, since, spice, ace, nice, tense.
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Is it that surprising though? It's "on BBC 3" - i.e. stuffed away on the iPlayer to be forgotten about. No-one would have any reason to know about it, until you pointed it out. It was also shown on Friday nights on BBC1, which is how I initially came across it. Anyway, I'm going to watch the first ...
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Phil Reynolds wrote: The full series is on iPlayer for at least another couple of months
Gavin Chipper wrote: Strange that you Young Offenders fans haven't mentioned where to get it from. (It's a BBC3 programme, so on the iPlayer, it would appear.)
Um...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finished watching The Young Offenders. Cant praise it highly enough. Cant remember the last time a series has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby so much. I urge you to watch it. Cant wait for a second series. This. The full series is on iPlayer for at least another couple of months so do yo...
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders. Just watched the first three episodes. Fucking hilarious , and moving at times, although it took me a w...
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 6130

Re: How much do you weigh?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:29 am
What's 1R equal to?
About 12st 12lb last time I checked.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 6130

Re: How much do you weigh?

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:24 pm
I have [...] a tiny willy
Cue for a spin-off thread?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 5199

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

We've got this television where if you adjust the volume, you have to wait for the volume bar thing to disappear off the screen before you change the channel. That would be annoying enough but if you do attempt to change the channel, it seems to reset the timer on the volume bar so it will stay up ...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Calling Mike Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Calling Mike Brown

Belated thanks Matthew. As a nice side-effect of your efforts, at Elstree Studios in a few weeks' time Mike and I will be meeting for the first time in 9 years. Which is nice.
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:00 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am
Have you seen the film that was made a couple of years ago ?
which one
Oh yeah , The Young Offenders, I should have used the quote feature for Phil's post
No.
by Phil Reynolds
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders.
by Phil Reynolds
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Calling Mike Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Calling Mike Brown

I'm trying to put the author of a book I'm editing in touch with Mike Brown, but my several attempts to contact Mike have failed. The contact email address on The Countdown Page appears to be no longer active; I've tried sending him an email via his member profile on this board, and also a Facebook ...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 174
Views: 43885

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Tom S wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:49 pm
Ciaran McCarthy wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:47 pm
I will be on BBC'S Impossible on 30th October until 10th November for 2 weeks at 2.15pm on BBC1
Coincidentally you're on with my neighbour Sam :)
He's very cute. Endearingly dim, but very cute.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 21
Views: 5250

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

A non-mover at number 3: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants. The introduction sounds like someone projectile vomiting and it goes downhill from there. Up from last week's 4 to this week's 2: Party Fears Two by The Associates. Great hook but the worst lead vocal of any UK chart single, ever. And st...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon May 08, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 3472

Re: The Countdown App

Noel Mc wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:20 am
and I think it might reject valid words too, can anyone confirm this??
Yes:

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by Phil Reynolds
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 3802

Re: Cool Things You Did

A few weeks ago my other half and I filmed ourselves being chucked off a mountain . Can I be gauche and ask how much it cost? The adroit (geddit) answer is it didn't cost us anything as my father-in-law bought us vouchers as a Christmas present. But anyway it's £60 each; I don't know if there are a...
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 3802

Re: Cool Things You Did

Gavin Chipper wrote:Are you the next one after Nick? The timing could be good. He's unlikely to want to carry on for too much longer at his age.
#Nexit
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 3802

Re: Cool Things You Did

Gavin Chipper wrote:Nice, and nicely put together video as well.
Ta!
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 3802

Re: Cool Things You Did

A few weeks ago my other half and I filmed ourselves being chucked off a mountain.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed May 04, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 343
Views: 55645

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Hinterland. The opening episode of series 2, while good, felt a bit drawn out, but this week's was back to form and unexpectedly moving.
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64622

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Does anyone say "thuh"? In my dulcet tones, it's usually "ther" as per "per". Well, "uh" was my attempt at rendering a schwa (unstressed vowel) without resorting to symbols from the International Phonetic alphabet. In the context of a phrase like "all the time" (where "the" is unstressed) most peop...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64622

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who always pronounce the word "the" the same way regardless of context. When someone says "Thuh idea is..." I assume that they are aliens masquerading as humans who have made the basic error of not listening to how real people talk.
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 29082

Re: The Chase

Jon Corby wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:Add my name to the list of Countdowners going the now cliche The Chase route. I'm on Wednesday 16th March.
This is exciting news.
So when I was on you were
interested
but Mark has you
excited
?

None taken.