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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: 540

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.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2084

Re: Cooking

JimBentley wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 pm
Especially curries. I think that is the one thing I can cook that is the equal of anything that anyone else could ever make.
You're a cruel man laying down such a challenge when I'm unable to cook atm...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 61
Views: 5350

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

Tom S wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:09 am
Basic cooking.
I am happy to inspire with uncomplicated veggie recipes and words of encouragement if needed.

(Yes, I do have some uncomplicated recipes before someone chimes in)
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 61
Views: 5350

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

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Maybe not for this thread but I've never smoked marijuana or taken any non prescription drugs
You poor thing.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2084

Re: Cooking

My cooking skills are non-existent-but enjoy being the receiver of good food ;) My "Come Dine With Me" would be very simplistic, which represents my ability of cooking, but from time to time I like baking, so maybe that could save me from a potential kitchen disaster. Starter-hmmm a small pasta dis...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2084

Re: Cooking

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Tom S wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:19 pm


Ding DIng! ;)
All sounds great. Feel free to post some of the triangles. (Feel free to post any of it tbh, but the triangles might survive best in some tupperware...)
All this just to get some free plastic boxes?
*shrug* Man needs storage.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2084

Re: Cooking

My cooking skills are non-existent-but enjoy being the receiver of good food ;) My "Come Dine With Me" would be very simplistic, which represents my ability of cooking, but from time to time I like baking, so maybe that could save me from a potential kitchen disaster. Starter-hmmm a small pasta dis...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 122
Views: 11697

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I really enjoyed this. New thread, drugs you've been taking lately? Why, thank-you! To be honest though, I'm not sure such a thread would be such a good idea. It's OK for old farts like me to go on about such stuff, because I don't really care who knows, but I'm not sure that this sort of "full dis...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2084

Re: Cooking

My cooking skills are non-existent-but enjoy being the receiver of good food ;) My "Come Dine With Me" would be very simplistic, which represents my ability of cooking, but from time to time I like baking, so maybe that could save me from a potential kitchen disaster. Starter-hmmm a small pasta dis...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2084

Re: Cooking

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm
How did I manage to reply to this without commenting on your mention of balsamic vinegar? It is one of the most disgusting things ever invented. It should not exist.
Big fan of balsamic. Given the choice between your existence, and balsamic's... I'd get your affairs in order, s'all I'm saying.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19706

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watched all of Derry Girls now.

Best British comedy I've seen in several years.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 22)

Phil gave his weakest performance imo, but was still competent enough. Will we be seeing him more?- we'll have to see.... :) I think we will! He's spotted good words thus far, IMBUED, UNLINED, FLAMENS, PHIAL I could go on... (P.S. As Johnny is busy today, I will be putting up the recap, should be u...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

The champion guy was really taking the piss with his pronunciation of "consonant" today. I'm sure he was even saying "Communist" at one point. Let's see who can get the most pisstake pronunciation of consonant onto TV. Bonus points for anyone who can get something like "cunt's pants" past the senso...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19

I guess the most relevant example to provide her is Samir who made it to the last CoC despite being from Croatia (I think Croatia...), so it's not totally unheard of or without higher precedent, but that's not to undermine Friday's challenge.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

There's a chippy down the road from the venue that people went to last year and it were reet good. Come to Co:Leeds so you can go to the chippy. As a point of balance, I didn't think all that much of the chippy. The service was slow, and whilst the product seemed OK, it was quite greasy. I'd advoca...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I have been reminded of a big selling point for this event. There's a chippy down the road from the venue that people went to last year and it were reet good. Come to Co:Leeds so you can go to the chippy. As a point of balance, I didn't think all that much of the chippy. The service was slow, and w...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I have been reminded of a big selling point for this event. There's a chippy down the road from the venue that people went to last year and it were reet good. Come to Co:Leeds so you can go to the chippy. As a point of balance, I didn't think all that much of the chippy. The service was slow, and w...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.

If you're going to encourage him to start posting his scores again (Personally not a fan, but not enough so that I was going to vocally try and stop him), can he (and anyone else) at least post a picture of their scorepad. It's far more interesting to see how people ACTUALLY did, rather than just so...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 8615

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:26 pm
And get well soon!
Haha. 4 hours of reflective questioning.
16.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:22 pm
I mean, people who only get to play when they do because of people finishing an octorun are always shit ;)
Thanks mate ;)
Line thrown, little fishy bites ;D
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 529
Views: 73094

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

James Laverty wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:40 pm
Had one last night on a train, with Zarte as the train driver. Needless to say it was entertaining as he gave his views on everywhere!
Life goals.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

I'm guessing that Emma may have been the reserve contestant they needed to bring in after Bradley octoed and they needed an extra person for the session. Still, she quite narrowly escaped a single-digit score here Feasible I guess, but I would have thought that such a player would be in the last ep...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

...are we being trolled?

This is the first time for a while I've wanted to be really disparaging about the ability of a contestant... but she is, so far, bloody hopeless.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017

MAIZENA for a R7 beater...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017

And then OVARIUMS for a R5 beater.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Spoilers for Tuesday 5th December 2017

SONNIES for a R4 beater.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10337

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

I love reading prediction threads when I've watched stuff in the studios :)
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Tom S wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:20 pm
Well, we've just received our first Christmas card from a good family friend from over the border
Over the border of what? Human decency? Bloody November...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Insert "I fucking hate Christmas, any time is too early to celebrate it" answer here.

I just about avoid being homicidal if people can save it until December 1st. I'll grit my teeth after that. Anything prior, I'm likely to go postal.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

PROLATED a surprising DC beater in R5.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 pm
LIMONITE as a beater in Round 1.
Me too!
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm
BOGART and BIOWAR for beaters in R12
Me too!
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Confidently went for HUNDREDTH in the conundrum :oops:
Me too!
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

unwisest sounds reasonable, but unwiser sounds silly. I would suggest both bits to need to not sound silly to be specified

(This is why I'm not in charge of the dictionary)
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

How do vegans feel about the fact that planes have to test engines for bird strike by firing chickens at the engines? I'm not convinced vegans DO feel... they seem to become programmed to ramble about replacement cheese and share PETA posts on Facebook shortly after changing... "Veganbot is activat...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Surprised they missed FALSITIES when FALSIES and FALSEST had been mentioned.
Perhaps they missed it because it shouldn't be valid, FALSITY is a mass noun: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/falsity
You just follow me around finding error with my spots, don't you...

:)
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017

Martin Long wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:24 am
Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Tried inferrals in R4, but it's not in.

DISORIENT in R13
Is RETINOIDS valid for an alternative 9 in this round?
Yes
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Surprised they missed FALSITIES when FALSIES and FALSEST had been mentioned.

Less surprised that they missed ACETOGEN in R13
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 481
Views: 84654

Re: Is Apterous down?

Full site has been down for me since I woke up.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 1499

Re: Cleverclogs

I have no issue with her doing that as compared to people giving multiple letters declarations, or declaring needlessly obscure stuff. But I do recognise your point.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
BACONER in R13
There were two 7s in that round, but with no C, that wasn't one of them.
...there are some days I really suck at this...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Was that one of the most unstructured and rambly DC spots ever? I'm not actually sure what point he was trying to make unless he's trying to get a job from Sugartits.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 204
Views: 33105

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

James Laverty wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:46 pm
I was thinking of using him for Callum Pickering!
Nah this is Pickering

Image
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEF
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

and the second...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 204
Views: 33105

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Image

Marek Larwood on today's show.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6835

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

DJ Marky Mark wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Me and Tracey Coming in on train at Birmingham New Street at 9am, is there public transport from the station to venue.
If I'm reading it correctly, the numbers 120, 120A, 127 and 128 will all take you to the venue from Birmingham NS
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6835

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:19 pm
In. But specifically in on the c4c post rather than the Facebook post.
Noted. Eyerolled at, but noted.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6835

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

Good day to you! It’s now just a month and a half until our end of year event, and so this seems like a good opportunity to announce one of the things we’ll be doing! See, traditionally at this time of year, many groups such as ours will be having a secret Santa, but for us, the only option was to h...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 174
Views: 33541

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Matty Artell wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:38 am
Image

(I thought there was a thread for stuff the characters say but after looking for a whole 6 seconds I decided this will do)
Haaaaa, class.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)

Why did they need a doctor to fill in?

I'll get my (lab) coat.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

BOUVIERS in R7 I think.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL going forwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

FOCAL going forwards

Hi everyone. Apologies in advance if this looks a little self-important – the intention isn’t to be so, but I felt that it was necessary to state the following, publicly. After the Birmingham finals this year, I will be relinquishing my role as the chair of FOCAL. There are two primary reasons for t...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:07 pm
These incrementing badges of Eoin's are a neat idea.
Well that's one adjective for them.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1472

Re: Steam codes

Can I have the Grid 2 stuff please, xx
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 61
Views: 5350

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

I fall in the middle. I don't mind keeping it in the house for people (same with coffee), but if you want a hot drink you make it yourself.