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by Phil Reynolds
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 971

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: 164
Views: 16453

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: 164
Views: 16453

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: 286
Views: 25635

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: 286
Views: 25635

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: 286
Views: 25635

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: 286
Views: 25635

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: 2201

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: 2201

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: 2900

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: 945

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: 286
Views: 25635

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: 286
Views: 25635

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: 945

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: 157
Views: 31135

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: 20
Views: 3065

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: 2916

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: 2922

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: 2922

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: 2922

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: 2922

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: 286
Views: 25635

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: 518
Views: 44512

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: 518
Views: 44512

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: 24087

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.
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who are your heroes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Who are your heroes?

It's pretty hard to read Andrew Hodges' biography and not come out of it viewing Alan Turing as something of a hero. Besides "inventing the computer" and "cracking the Enigma code" (neither of which he actually did by himself, but his contributions in both were significant), his refusal to accept th...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 32749

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

By the way, there's no way I would have labelled the meat sausages as vegetarian so I wouldn't have been a good subject. But you probably wouldn't have gone along with the whole stand-up-sit-down thing and so wouldn't have progressed to that stage anyway. I thought it was interesting and more plaus...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 10659

Re: How many countries have you been to?

12/197: UK (3/4), Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, Australia, Hungary, China (Hong Kong airport for several hours on the way to/from Oz). Also passed through Luxembourg on coach going to Germany once but can't remember if we got off or not (it was 40 years ago, FFS)...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 32749

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:this one is apparently an exploration of the power of peer pressure.
And the twist at the end is that Derren Brown invented beer.
Well, one variety of it anyway. It's called "Brown Ale". Haha, I am funny.
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 32749

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

guessing it is suicide Wrong. unnecessarily harsh. I could have googled Or turned to page 33 in your copy of next week's Radio Times and read Derren's article about it. Oh hang on - for incomprehensible reasons, not everyone buys RT, do they? I keep forgetting that. :roll: @Corby: The difference be...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 32749

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Matt Morrison wrote:it's "pushed over the edge" or something, "driving a normal man to do the unthinkable"

guessing it is suicide
Wrong.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Records on the wiki
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: Records on the wiki

Jon Corby wrote:I care.
Should have gone to Specsavers.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 33240

Re: C4C Photo Dump

This year's Countdown Diversity Parade is in full swing, but I think this lot will struggle to get more than 6s and 7s.

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by Phil Reynolds
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 2670

GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

Anyone had a go at this?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2627

Re: Cooking

I tried to start a similar thread once but it never really caught fire (unlike my dinner last night, haha I am funny).

Rumour has it that Matt Morrison is a fully blown vegetarian but I wasn't involved so can neither confirm nor deny.
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44512

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who ring the doorbell twice.
What have you got against the postman?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44512

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Men who spell their name "Aaron" but pronounce it "Arron".
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I feel personally responsible when people post in this thread, though in this instance (and many others) all I can really do is Google. Top result is this: https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc0000225/ That seems to have some ideas, including the option to make a boot disc that can perform the repair from ...
by Phil Reynolds
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I have a major problem with my PC, which I recently had upgraded with a new SSD main drive, new memory and Windows 10. It's worked fine for a couple of weeks but suddenly all I get on startup is a BSOD with "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired" and error code 0xc0000225. It says to use recovery tool...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 2952

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

I can't recall ever reading a book more than once I've read all of Armistead Maupin's books multiple times - the earlier Tales of the City ones probably four or five times each. They're like much-loved holiday destinations that you can't resist going back to again and again. I've read the aforement...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 2952

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

I'm currently nearing the end of Edge of Eternity, the final book in Ken Follett's "Century Trilogy". It's the fifth of his books I've read, after the earlier ones in the trilogy and the two Pillars of the Earth books. I enjoy the epic scale of his books and want to keep turning the pages, but at th...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 286
Views: 25635

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Broadchurch was the best thing I've watched for a while. Totally missed the boat when it was on telly but binged on it the last couple of weeks. Have you watched both series? The first one was stunningly good, the second patchy - still worth watching, but the first series had set the bar impossibly...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 20549

Re: Only Connect

It normally jars when people on OC mispronounce "horned viper", saying "horned" as if it had two syllables. But something about the way Mr Pendleton said "Whore Ned" made me forgive him.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3928

Re: Pointless (In General)

Ah, clearly it passed me by! I was just happy for a rare contextual opportunity. Here's Jamie's moment of glory . I remember thinking, that's sailing close to the wind for a teatime game show, and then a few minutes later the name of some insect or other came up and Richard looked meaningfully at M...
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3928

Re: Pointless (In General)

Ian Volante wrote:JIZZ
Yes, that's the episode I was referring to. :?
by Phil Reynolds
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3928

Re: Pointless (In General)

Where's Jamie Karran when you need him?

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by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 157
Views: 31135

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

There was no sign of an arrow during the closing credits but I've carefully watched the whole show again and I think I may have spotted him.

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by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 157
Views: 31135

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

James Robinson wrote:Although, strictly speaking, Hugh hasn't appeared on Countdown...... :roll:
Hasn't he? Oops. :oops: Thought he had for some reason. Dunno why as I haven't watched Countdown for about five years.
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 157
Views: 31135

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Countdowners appearing on other quizzes is pretty humdrum by now. Countdowners featuring in the credits of other quizzes... now that's something else.

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by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases

Mark Deeks wrote:I live at Body Hulk Bared
Nice. What's with the little fence round the lawn though?
by Phil Reynolds
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases

Jon O'Neill wrote:Sent from cheek.zones.part
Sitting on the toilet by any chance?
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

But that would only apply to Firefox, and you haven't done the same thing (editing, deleting, reposting, closing tab) in IE to cause it to do that there. That's why I suggested it might be an internal flag in Facebook, which is still set (against my account) regardless of which browser I use to acc...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

It must be something that relates to both Firefox and IE, I'm wondering if it's a plugin like Java or something that you could try reinstalling. Funnily enough, Firefox warned me the other day that my Java installation was out of date so I've just installed the latest version. No change. :( Somethi...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Jon O'Neill wrote:Press Escape.
I actually believed you. :oops:
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Further clarification: having just looked at the various available cursors in Control Panel and what they're called, the one I'm getting (a white arrow with a spinning blue circle next to it) is actually called the "working in background" cursor, not the "busy" cursor which is just the spinning blue...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Facebook/Firefox is not crashing or hanging, it's working perfectly normally but with the busy cursor? And you change tabs to something else and the cursor goes back to normal? Yep to all that. As well as restarting the browser try ctrl-shift-del to bring up the clear recent history dialog, try cle...
by Phil Reynolds
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45542

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Dear MM A couple of days ago I got in a slight kerfuffle trying to edit a comment on a Facebook status, which I messed up so badly I ended up deleting the comment and reposting it. It seemed to work, but ever since, whenever I go on Facebook in Firefox, my cursor changes to the "busy" cursor (the ar...
by Phil Reynolds
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Tipping Point
Replies: 26
Views: 4705

Re: Tipping Point

I bought (for £1.49) the app for this game a few days ago, and I'm finding it quite addictive. The simulation of the machine itself is incredibly realistic and makes me wonder - do they actually model all the complicated physics involved, in real time, for every counter in the machine? Or do they us...
by Phil Reynolds
Sun May 24, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1998

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Graham Norton seems to be under the impression that Conchita is actually a woman rather than a bearded bloke who likes wearing women's clothes. Tom Neuwirth (the performer who plays Conchita) uses the masculine pronoun when referring to himself, and the feminine pronoun when referring to the charac...
by Phil Reynolds
Mon May 18, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1998

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:Is this Saturday 23rd? Co:KL I'm afraid.
Countdown in Kuala Lumpur?
I have a friend that lives in Malaysia, so perhaps this could be organised. (But it's King's Lynn until then.)
Seems reasonable. Pronounced "cockle", I trust.