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by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

We often point the finger at contestants shitting up selections by always picking 3 vowels, but maybe it's time to look at the other side of this. People picking 5! Yes, that's you Noel! (But obviously well done, and I'm hoping you become an octochamp.) Why wouldn't he? I think every time he did it...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

ROARERS may be the best word I've ever heard pronounced in an NI accent.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Re: Problems with Java

Just tried clearing cookies. No help.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Problems with Java
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Re: Problems with signing in

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm
I know it's not the right thread, but I'm hijacking it anyway. I can't sign in to Apterous, I just get a blank window. Any ideas anyone?
You on Firefox? I'm having the same issue unless I use Edge.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:56 am
I saved you money, ungrateful git.
You should work as a spin doctor :lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 am
I prefer to think of it more as a problem with authority and being told what to do, one that adds to my rebellious, James Dean-esque charm.
Nope, definitely cheating bastard.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:18 am
If the team challenge is chosen, then the team may be discuss their tactics in advance, but after that may not speak, with one player coming forward each round. The others must turn their backs and so will not know what has happened each turn.
Yeah, so, this didn't happen.
Cheating bastards.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

Sorry for slow replies, got a stinking cold and cba with anything... Haha. Can we know what the other games were? I was around for the start of the Height one. I'll copy you my working notes - a few things were tweaked for timing or other purposes, but nothing was massively different. Speed – One Pa...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Heather Styles wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:55 pm
An "anti-Christmas" theme is a terrible idea, even by you guys' standards. It's no better than anti any other religious festival.
Oh that's a pity, will you not be coming?
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

I'm going to stick with dull methods...

(100+4)*5*50/25-75
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

When I saw Andrew's way on about 29s, I thought I'd gone around the houses

((100+50)/25/2+75)*7

...now I feel slightly better.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Noel Mc wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:37 am
I met a few of pupils at Tesco yesterday and me FAPPING on TV is big news it seems.
At least it's big news and not small news...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:54 am
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm
I mean, literally no-one has ever used it, so why would I know it?
...do you merely emerge from a hole to attend co-events?!
Isn't that what everyone does?
No, just you and Umby Pumby.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1348

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

I still don't think it is unacceptable to buzz without an answer. As far as I'm concerned, as long as you follow the show's rules, then who cares? It's ethically questionable, but not unacceptable. As long as you don't buzz before the conundrum's turned, and you answer immediately when Nick tells yo...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm
I mean, literally no-one has ever used it, so why would I know it?
...do you merely emerge from a hole to attend co-events?!
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

tbf, it was all I could see for ages, but did see spiv eventually.

Btw Noel, I've never heard a comforting NI accent before. It's lovely to listen to.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

FAPS beautifully glossed over :'D
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

LABOURIST in R5
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

Oh, I forget the final doesn't go through the Atropine system.

Rob beat Tim in a topsy-turvy final by 44 points to 39.

(Also, thanks Gev :))
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. Draws count as half a win. P W D Pts 1 Rob Foster 8 8 0 527 2 Tim Down 8 7 0 442 3 Jen Steadman 8 6 0 500 4 Callum Todd 8 6 0 486 5 Mark Deeks 8 6 0 481 6 Callum Pickering 8 6 0 464 7 Graeme Cole 8 6 0 451 8 Matthew Tassier 8 6 0 393 9 Stephen Read ...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

Thanks Mark, you're very kind.

It would be an utter mess without Innis' help as well, and not nearly as fun without Jason :)

Team 4 won the pub games.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 484
Views: 61687

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:09 pm
He was, at best, three foot tall.
Your nighttimes have a sense of reality that the rest of us can only dream of.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:26 pm
I had both of these but your posts were too quick for me.
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:31 pm
ORDINEES to beat ENDORSE in R7
Didn't have that if it makes you feel better :)
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)

"Why exhaust yourself picking up your balls when you can do it with a magnet?"

Might be my favourite Nickism ever.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

He seems a bit sure of himself, which doesn't make for great viewing. I disagree too, I find him likeable. Confident but not cocky. He was quality today. Didn't watch today's, but when I have watched, he's been likable. He's just comfortable with his ability and enjoying the experience. I don't thi...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

As Jen said, I wrote it, just a sentence that makes perfect sense if you're involved. Clumsy phrasing, no need to start any grumbling. One extra word should make intention clearer :)
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 151
Views: 24025

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

wtf's the code?
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 43385

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Martin Long wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:11 pm
Filming last show on Wednesday 9th August, on TV provisionally 17th October.
Good luck, Martin! Long time coming!
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)

Matthew Tassier wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:20 pm
Both players, or just the challenger?
Both. I know he's a friend of yours (or at least acquainted) - mildly disappointed he didn't show up to London now...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)

I enjoyed watching today's episode.

Can't think why.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)

PAMPERO as a R11 beater
ELASTANE as a R12 equaller
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 47
Views: 4120

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

2. It now seems Zarte will be allowed back before S80, so there is another major contender right there. Yeah, but I have 0 interest in going for it. If I had a shot at it with a safe 8 and a risky 9 in round 118, I'd take the 8. My 2 priorities are 1) enjoying myself and 2) not blobbing rounds, so ...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 47
Views: 4120

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

2. It now seems Zarte will be allowed back before S80, so there is another major contender right there. Yeah, but I have 0 interest in going for it. If I had a shot at it with a safe 8 and a safe 9 in round 118, I'd take the 8. My 2 priorities are 1) enjoying myself and 2) not blobbing rounds, so I...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017

...he got it right?

I don't give a shit if he went into the millions - if he gets the right answer, it's not a pig's ear...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 1645

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

I was 3rd spot.

Of the octochamps in my series, Dylan was 3rd spot, Jen was 3rd spot, Alex was 3rd spot, Bradley was 3rd spot, Jonathan was 2nd spot.

Glen was 3rd spot but an overlap contestant, so unsure if it counts.

Callum was also 3rd spot, even though he didn't octo.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 484
Views: 61687

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

For some reason last nights dream took place at the coMK venue. Don't remember the entire dream but Zarte's appeared as a hologram throughout the dream (is this the plan for next month?) and at one point somebody threatened to kill Gyles Brandreth. It's worked well enough for the last 2 years. I su...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 77
Views: 6318

Re: TENNIS

The best player ever is quite clearly Dustin Brown and I won't hear another word said on the matter.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21366

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

I'm hoping these are right, the H2H one definitely is, but let me know if the classic one works properly.

235404-58403 - Classic
235404-58466 - H2H
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21366

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

I'll put it through this evening.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

How many tributes to a 25th anniversary do you need in a single programme, particularly when there's a nail-biting series semi-final going on in the background? Rachel's bit at the end was fine - short, sincere and sufficient. Alternatively, if Susie really does follow Arsenal home and away, the Ar...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 484
Views: 61687

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Was challenged last night by Susie Dent to compete against Andy in a "who can find this word in a massive book that is part-dictionary, part-encyclopedia, part puzzle book the quickest" to make it look like someone was in dictionary corner when a celebrity guest hadn't turned up. When we asked her w...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Spoilers for Tuesday 4th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 2)

TONTINES as a beater in Round 2.

Not warming to this challenger nearly as much as Carmel yesterday, so far.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Spoilers for Monday 3rd July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 1)

Up until the last couple of rounds that was looking like one of the strongest performances of all time to someone who wasn't bothering to check the maxes to see if there were any beaters (were there?) I could only get to 1 away on the last numbers. Is Carmel the most likable contestant ever? Genuine...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)

Much admiration and respect for Annie but wondering why she's been allowed to come into the finals of the series after the one she was in when other players (e.g. Michael Chadwick, series 63) who've not been able to make their own series finals don't seem to have been given this opportunity? Good l...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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

Hi Zarte - thought you might want to know that the date given for this event on the FOCAL page on the apterous wiki is 19th August rather than 12th August (which is the date shown everywhere else) Question: How do I sign up exactly? (Sorry for my noobish first-timery-ness) - is it just a case of ma...
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: 826

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: 33
Views: 4662

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: 33
Views: 4662

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: 705

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: 705

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: 705

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)