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by Zarte Siempre
Sun May 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 953

Re: Where are They Now ?

Also forumites like Zeff , Sue Sanders, Mr Hargreaves, Also various flouncers, too many to mention.( plus I've forgotten most of their names ) Hargreaves is doing fine - I speak to him on a semi-regular basis. Robbo more I believe as I think they both end up at Huddersfield games. How did you get t...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun May 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 953

Re: Where are They Now ?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 5:36 am
Also forumites like Zeff , Sue Sanders, Mr Hargreaves,
Also various flouncers, too many to mention.( plus I've forgotten most of their names )
Hargreaves is doing fine - I speak to him on a semi-regular basis. Robbo more I believe as I think they both end up at Huddersfield games.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon May 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

On tonight's show, I was amazed at what they'd picked for the £16,000 question. "According to the Highway Code, what shape is the standard sign giving the order to 'Stop'?", the options being Pentagon, Hexagon, Heptagon or Octagon. I'd have said that was more of a £2,000 question. But the contestan...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat May 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3160

Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

25% full. Come on now, speed it up a bit! :P
by Zarte Siempre
Sat May 05, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Implicit Association Tests

Only did the gay one, for obvious reasons.

I have absolutely no bias whatsoever apparently.

Which figures tbh, cos I don't really like anyone.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu May 03, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do ?.....
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Why do ?.....

To put people off hitting on them.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 290
Views: 33198

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I am bingewatching Series 7, 8 and 9 of Masterchef Australia in an aim to catch up before 10. I am making good progress.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison

Isn't he the bloke in Glee?
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 10
Views: 3128

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

Haha, yes. Sadly it's looking less and less likely we'll do Cambridge, so you guys can have a nice time in Wetherspoon without me trying to force you to follow the hipster crowd! I don't like Wetherspoon either :P I just enjoy things having their own mental plan. I was looking forward to post-Cambr...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 10
Views: 3128

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

The Blue Moon on Norfolk Street would be a great option for post-event drinks: https://goo.gl/maps/8f5afnijx4K2 It looks scary from the outside but once you get in its friendly, does decent food and pizza (not tested but Google says so), serves great beer, and has a pool table, quiz machine, table ...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 9840

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Weird. I'm not a music snob at all - I like bits from almost all genres. But I always found Avicii fucking awful. I'm really surprised that so many people have lost their shit about it. That's not to undermine your feelings Tom - I have no doubt that they're genuine, and merited in your eyes - would...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 1680

Re: Music Covers

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:16 am
Come to think of it, I wonder if there any songs that CAN'T be made into a reggae cover.
Nessun Dorma
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 1680

Re: Music Covers

I don't think Cash's Hurt is bad, not at all, but I would definitely say I dislike it overall because I always got irked, as a big NIN fan, that nobody recognised it as a cover. They also love to trot out a quote from Reznor where he described Cash's version as better, or it being "his song now" or...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 1680

Re: Music Covers

What are people's least favourite covers? One of those rubbish bands like Fall Out Boy or Panic at the Disco, I can never remember which one, did a horrible cover of Michael Jackson's Beat It. Fall Out Boy. And I like it/them. And don't like Michael Jackson. Basically I usually disagree entirely wi...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.

:lol:
Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:28 am
Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 am
Stuff like maxes aren't even officially measured anyway.
And to do so you'd need an absolutely definitive list of which words are valid, with a ruling on every edge case.
Good point. Actually I take back all the shit I said, average maxes is the way forward.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.

It can't be points, for the simple reason that not all games are even. You see plenty of players who get a run of easy 9s, or conversely who get none at all. I would prefer to see it be wins, and then average maxes, or average % of score available, personally. These are still volatile, as some peopl...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3160

Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

We're into double figures. Please make it double double figures. Or 2 lots of double figures. Double*2 figures. Oh I dunno. Just make it more people. Are you after 20 people or 1000? I'm probably coming by the way - almost certainly in fact. Well I mean I'm after 52. But I was trying to encourage 2...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3160

Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

We're into double figures. Please make it double double figures. Or 2 lots of double figures. Double*2 figures. Oh I dunno. Just make it more people.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marmite people.
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Marmite people.

I detest Jamie Oliver with a passion, which seems to either garner "Why?!?! How?!?!" responses, or total agreement.

On the flipside, almost everyone I know hates the tennis player Nick Kyrgios, and I think he's hilarious.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 1819

Re: Stand-up comedy

Stewart Francis can make me howl occasionally. I do still agree with the general phenomenon that it's harder to be blown away by a constant barrage of one-liner jokes, but he can really make me laugh. Tim Vine, just... no tbh. I think it must be something about that family, cos Jeremy does my fuckin...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 1819

Re: Stand-up comedy

Genuinely don't understand how anyone enjoys Tim Vine...

That's my only real noteworthy thought on this thread. Just that.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 15241

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

And well done personally on your performance as captain, encouraging your team throughout (despite what the Mail claims!) I had no idea what this was a reference to, so I looked for it. Anyone else can find it too, so I won't help the Mail by linking to the article. Suffice to say that all they've ...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:28 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Countdown Team wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:27 pm


Yeah great - that's what it's all about.
Which is why it's better than the French version which used a machine - beating Rachel and DC is one of the real buzzes (however infrequent) :)
The other buzz being on the conundrum.
Buzz Aldrin sets the conundrums?!
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 3800

Re: How much do you weigh?

I genuinely don't know. Is that weird?
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)

I'm sure it has something to do with nerves, but I don't know that I've ever seen someone look to be having as little fun as Maria is...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 8856

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?
Asthmatic, but that's not why. I just can't seem to get the air to actually go into the balloon.
Ditto. (On not being able to get the air to go in, not on the asthma)
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)

I bet Zarte was annoyed by missing that numbers game - 837 was possible (25-(2x7))x75+2x6 - but I got the 836 without factoring in the 2 times: (2x6x75)-((25+7)x2) The 7 points would have equalled Dylan's 974 run and the 10 beaten it (who of course beat Zarte last time round). Im sure Zarte really ...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)

Top work Zarte. All the hard work paid off. What came across to the viewer was, despite the fact that on one level you must be aware just how good at the game you are, you were still humble and seems to enjoy every moment. Difficult to tell for certain, but you seemed quite emotional at the end the...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)

Well done Zarte! You've definitely won the hearts of all of us, not only your cheerleaders in the studios, but those watching at home as well! You came back stronger and more prepared this time round after five years, and sure enough it's paid off for you. (Although it's a shame Philip had to be yo...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 10130

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Said when this started that it wouldn't happen any time soon, and I stick by it. To get to 1000 I would have needed to not chicken any of the words I did, and get both of the conundrums I didn't get. And even then I think it would have been 1001. The odds on a player good enough to do it getting a g...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 1326

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Graeme Cole wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:41 pm
The little "4" logo in the corner of the screen has moved from the top left corner to the top right corner.
We need to ask Graeme how many times it's switched.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 1326

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Once it's happened, they won't be speculative posts, will they...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 1326

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

It's really unbearable not being able to respond to all these speculative posts...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)

I'm starting to think there should be a special, hidden panel on the letters board for people who blatantly ask Rachel for "continents". And just once, she should reach into that panel and put up a tile with a map of Antarctica on it. Most of the Twitter comments I got today were asking me about hi...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)

Loved Dave's reaction to ANTISERUM. "Pfff...how posh". I too burst out in laughter, imagine if someone on Apterous spots an unusual nine and the opponents reaction be like that... :lol: Alternative for R6 if you want to use all the Numbers: (50 x 10) + (8 x 4) + 6 + 1 Zarte has beaten his old recor...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)

Thanks Ian! As the current recipient of the "You missed this" stuff - I don't really mind, but at the same time, I don't necessarily disagree with you in principle. I suppose when there are overall, very few episodes with anyone from here in them, it can become the norm. We're not likely to congratu...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88468

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Had a dream last night that I played Zarte in the 4th game of his run and won 116-90. Zarte was absolutely devastated and threatened to destroy my family because of this.
This one would almost sound plausible.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

Countdown Team wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:53 am
Brett Davids wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Anchoveta? Someone really didn’t want Zarte breaking any records...
Dylan T solved just 4 conundrums from Heat 1 through to the final - he also got some toughies. All is fair.
Don't think anyone was being serious, mate, dw... bastard :)
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

Keith was a good player, and a lovely bloke.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

was toying with TRIPODAL in that round - think you can even see me mouthing it to myself.

Nowhere near any of the 8s in the hapless round though.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1507

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

I dunno who's doing the Wiki updates atm, but you're making my page far too serious! Put some more nonsense in!
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1507

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Phil H wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:19 pm

My heart couldn't take THIS game, fuck off with your crucials ;)
You looked like you were fairly panicking :lol:
I was trying to be as chilled as humanly possible, but my heartbeat tends to give the game away lol
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1507

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Noel Mc wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Zarte in R8
You suggesting you want to see me in a leotard, Noel - I've told you before, at least buy me dinner first...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1507

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Well done Zarte and your reappearance after five years...it's a shame Philip's run had to end nearly the same way as the former did five years ago...Philip even said he felt like crying after the show which I pity and feel for him...but hey cheer up, let's hope you qualify for the finals and I real...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1507

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Let's hope for a rematch, with a crucial too
My heart couldn't take THIS game, fuck off with your crucials ;)
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Of course, the *correct* way to do it is ((10 x 8) + 3) x 9 Which Mark already said, stop robbing. Both of them used too many brackets, so I think I can steal this one for myself. It's (10x8+3)x9. You're welcome. They used superfluous brackets, but not too many. Too many suggests it's functionally ...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Well done Philip once again! The conundrum today was the fastest I have ever buzzed in (One second) playing along and it was certainly not fast enough for me to beat him in that round today, coupled with him beating me with VERSIONAL when I had AILERONS in R5 and the following round with a Boeing t...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3160

.co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

It's back - whose turn will it be this year to be the Don of Milton Keynes? Oh, and as usual, we're doing something that's going to divide the room... so PLEASE READ: Who: I will once again be joined by Innis and Jason the sound guy. Additionally, if for health reasons, additional help is needed - w...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018

Was a very good game, with 2 great players today. Beat Philip on a crucial today, but will probably be the last tbh... Happy to see the joy on Mick's face when he got the conundrum, but I do get the feeling Philip may have done some "Hansfording" on that conundrum and it backfired for him.... Yeah,...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018

Did you edit your original post without it saying so somehow, Ray? Trying to work out how you posted about abutter before the round had been on...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018

ABUTTER r7 beater
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 23rd February 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Spoilers for Friday 23rd February 2018

Ryan Lam wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Burst out in laughter when I heard Philip declaring 100000 in R14...has anyone topped such a high target before LOL?
http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_5759
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)

I believe it was MITES, not 100% on that though. Have put MITES in the recap for now (as well as GREAT as opposed to GRATE in the TRIAGE round), since those are listed in the subtitles. Fair play to Philip -- that 123 was the highest score of the series so far, and I believe that 0.5-second buzz wa...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 32
Views: 5548

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

John Cowen- yes, he was largely inconsistent at times, but had Brad lost his QF, I am sure John would have stormed through to the final and would have produced a very close game against Tom. Who knows what the outcome would have been like?... John's best was as good as anyone. John's worst was... p...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)

FOYAITES in R13...this is hands down the best game I've seen since Noel McIlvenny and Eoin Jackson's Quarter-Final on 19 December 2017! Such a shame Becky had to lose in the crucial...oh well and tomorrow's challenger is already know. Who shall prevail? :) This was a very high standard for a heat g...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 110073

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme,

I'd like to ask if anything has happened lately of note, cos no-one's asking stuff, and you're not answering stuff.

Anything massively of note that we might have missed?
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:45 pm
zorbed not valid for round 12 even though ZORBING is in. Cos obviously when you go zorbing you're not actually zorbing.
That's an error surely? I'd say you should ticket that if you haven't.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 32
Views: 5548

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Chris Thorn. Not sure I fully agree with this, or at least he isn't of the standard of a lot of the people mentioned in this thread. Suppose I am thinking of him in terms of this series, and whilst I agree with the statement aforesaid, I still think he is worthy of a spot on here.... Yeah.. no. If ...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 25)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:12 am
I see that Mark Mills has already spotted it on Facebook, but Zarte was getting in a practice run as the challenger under a different name before his proper comeback in a few weeks.
I still don't see it, but as I said on Facebook - he was fit, so I'm not going to object.