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by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)

Just as good a game now as it was in the studio :D
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Wolverton returns are £20, but I can get a single to and from MK for £12. Assume that is actually better for the way home as people will be in MK, but what about the morning bit, how would I get from MK to Wolverton, and what would it cost? Are there barriers at Wolverton or would I be fine just us...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

I quoted myself instead of editing the entry list by accident, soz.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Glad to see they aren't using ludicrously hard FIBREFILLesque conundrums for the finals
Whilst I agree with the principle, I actually got fibrefill...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

7 was not as good as it got, Susies. UNDERTIP/REUNITED in R8
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

RADIX as a R1 beater.

(Don't think I've ever given a 5 as a beater before)
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

I watched the filming, so I won't make any "predictions", but I have ticked the poll - only with what I thought before going though (didn't know all of the players, so couldn't predict the games at the time)
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?

There aren't many I dislike in the current crop tbh, and I'm pretty intolerant, so I think you must just be more intolerant.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 5666

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

For transparency, one of the "Not going to vote"s should become an Independent Candidate vote.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 31, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 99)
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 99)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 4:38 pm
I also wondered whether Moose deliberately didn't declare an 8 in the ANOINTER/REANOINT round to let the other guy have some points, it seemed that way when Moose declared, though admittedly that might just be my brain looking for things that aren't there.
Same thought process I went through.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 24, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, 22 May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for Monday, 22 May 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 10:24 pm
Nice of Susie to define SUBVENT in terms of SUBVENTION. Really cleared it up.
I said almost exactly that when I watched it last night :lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Mon May 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 191
Views: 9243

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Anyone watching The Trial?
by Zarte Siempre
Mon May 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former contestants
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Former contestants

If you've been off for 10 years, and didn't make the finals, then go for it. Otherwise, it's up to producers' discretion.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat May 20, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th May 2017

I tried OOGENIC playing along because it sounded like it would be an adjective from OOGENESIS
by Zarte Siempre
Thu May 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

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

Giving you statistics on tap...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu May 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

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

H2omatic
by Zarte Siempre
Mon May 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 87)
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 87)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 8:32 pm
coupled with a phenomenal winning margin of 110
Record isn't it? Dylan's was 107? Unless the records page is behind.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon May 15, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29177

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 1:15 pm
He's not as black as that.
The black one looks more like him...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon May 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 57398

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Bit of a mixed group dream last night. I was playing korfball with a few teammates, familiar opponents and for some reason, a couple of apterites that included Zarte, Tom C, Matty, Jen and someone I didn't recognise who claimed to be Matty's sister. Unfortunately the fun was ruined by the arrival o...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

Re: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

We're now 25% full, and we've got 3 months to go. It's helpful to me if people enter as soon as they know they can go, so I have an idea of numbers, so please keep your entries coming! :)
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 03, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 108
Views: 4180

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

JimBentley wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 5:09 pm
Remember kids: DRUGS ARE BAD.
Can I have yours then? I've run out.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 03, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 108
Views: 4180

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

But yes, I actually for once find myself in complete agreement with you. For once? I was under the impression we agreed on quite a lot of things. I often find we're on the same side of a 50/50 divide, but that I don't agree with the specifics. The emphasis was on the "complete agreement" as I have ...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 03, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 1:54 pm
You can be TONIFYING as well as NOTIFYING, can't you?
Yep. Duff conundrum.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 108
Views: 4180

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

JimBentley wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 11:07 pm
everything Marion Jones ever did
inc. Tim Montgomery.

But yes, I actually for once find myself in complete agreement with you. It's a shitshow of an idea.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Spoilers for Monday, 24th April 2017

LEGIONED was there as a beater in round... maybe 12? some round anyway.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th April 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th April 2017

Berkan seemed somewhat surprised when Rachel said that 77*12=924. Makes you wonder if he had perhaps miscalculated It as something like 914 and added on the 10 after, but just blagged that that was his final step when Rachel said 924. The way he said it certainly didn't make it sound like that was ...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th April 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, April 18 2017

Lots of beaters today, but I can't remember what rounds they were in.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New set
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Re: New set

Looks like the UC set, or am I imagining that on the basis of barely ever watching UC?
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: The Countdown App

Yeah, it's a load of shite.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29177

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:30 am
Image

Casey, the first decoy girl on To Catch A Predator. Basically Giles in a hat.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4500

Re: FOCAL 2017

A mildly unfortunate announcement: Due to varying unhelpful circumstances, the Nottingham(shire) event has had to be cancelled. I also understand that there will be no more reincarnations of it, at least, not run by Ben. Several of us have done at least one Nottingham, and will have fond memories of...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21 March 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21 March 2017

I was playing along with the Apterous chat room people yesterday. Stephen pointed out that had I been playing against the challenger, I would have won 155-0...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 57398

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Not Countdown related, but thought this might be enjoyed anyway. Had a dream where I was quite insistent that my gender identity was a sunflower, and I was in a relationship with Noel Edmonds that seemed to consist of me having sex with other people in the back of his taxi and occasionally stroking ...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4500

Re: FOCAL 2017

Nottingham has changed to Nottinghamshire, but is now alive and well. I think Ben will be announcing very soon.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29177

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:44 pm
This guy who was on Bargain Hunt on Friday.
Fuck that's scary.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Lol, let me cook next time and your legs will be the least of your problems
Point taken.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

The Hayfield house (several times) Maus' student digs Mark Murray Feel like I surely must have some others by now, but really can't think of any. A damning indictment of the wheelchair-unfriendly disablist homes in the Countdown community. You'd struggle to find somewhere more disablist than Tom's ...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

The Hayfield house (several times)
Maus' student digs
Mark Murray

Feel like I surely must have some others by now, but really can't think of any.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3558

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Well played, I can usually spot sarcasm a mile off. And now out of petulance, I ACTUALLY hope you get her.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3558

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Well, I hope you get her then...

(but am baffled that people like her)
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3558

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Noel Mc wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:16 pm
I've only been on Apterous a few months, but I'm filming in May (I imagine Series 77?). Any news of other people filming for that series? (who do I hope to avoid!)
Gloria Hunniford and Gyles Brandreth in Dictionary Corner.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 57398

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I dreamed that I was on Countdown and Susie's origins bit was something interesting about words related to marine animals. It was interesting enough that well into the next round I was distracted thinking about various fish parts and how they got their name, so I could only find a three letter word...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 1854

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Well I realised it was a joke, but since it had gone unacknowledged, I thought I'd say something, even if it was pretty inane.
In future, don't.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1483

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:25 pm
Zarte Siempre (fairly often, including once in a weird yet highly charged foursome dinner with a German girl and...)
Ah, what happened to Lili...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2164

.co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017

Iiiiiiiiit’s baaaaa-aaaack. Yes, Innis and I are back for Mk3 – and this time, it’s personal (other misplaced film quotes are available) It’s been one of the biggest events the last two years, but this year we’re simply striving to make it the best yet. Expect mischief, mirth, and mishaps, but most ...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1483

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Roughly in chronological order. Apologies to anyone I missed - please feel free to jog my memory. Innis Carson Mark Deeks Adam Gillard Mikey Lear Lauren Hamer Matt Bayfield Jen Steadman Giles Hutchings Andy Platt Graeme Cole Heather Styles Jamie McNeill Adam Curran Thomas Carey Callum Todd Matty Art...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 1483

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

How are we defining Countdowner? I think it's generally people on C4C (or previous forums), Apterous, people who have been to CO-events or been on the show. But I know a handful of people who have posted on this or previous forums or have a basically inactive account on Apterous and I haven't inclu...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th February 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th February 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Quite the restaurant that would sell gruel.
Heston is working on it as you speak.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Is there anybody there?

I very rarely watch the show now, unless someone I know is on. I like to watch with someone else, but the Apterous viewing room often has people who want to shout stuff out instantly, and I prefer to muse for 30s, and there's no-one at home to watch with.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 28959

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:15 pm
People who have their Windows taskbar on the side, not the bottom.
You really do just have it in for me...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Is there anybody there?

We were all waiting for you to speak first.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4500

Re: FOCAL 2017

Another scheduling update:

Glasgow (and it's Hangover) has moved to be a week earlier - it will now take place on the 4th and 5th November.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5866

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:42 pm
But seriously, let's get Jono to go down on his knees in front of Gevin and seek his forgiveness.
I always knew those two were a "thing"
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5866

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Genuine question - does cheating not have to benefit you? For instance, Ben saying he's not given players a 4th consecutive vowel... That implies he's hosting... which means it gives him no benefit. And there's no implication he then received the same treatment back... So whilst possibly unfair on o...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 5866

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

I I I I I I like you verrrrrrrrry much.