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by Zarte Siempre
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 6416

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

The front page. I come on and check the most recent things. Very rare I go digging in the subsections. This is the age of quick browsing.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 6416

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

No-one pays attention to the stickies, it's all about the most recent posting.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 6416

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Pleased to hear this!

And also bumping it because Gevin knocked the thread down by wittering about jogging.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: The Irish Question

Erm... I find myself thinking I know very little, but usually when I mention something I *do* know about it, someone else will say they don't. So sort of... idiocy, but fractionally less idiocy than other people. I understand why you have no assembly atm, which seems to put my understanding above mo...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

Tom S wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 pm
A celebrity in the house- not often see on this show. IIRC his film was well documented on TV. His dad Mark Rolston has also been in some famous films, too.
One of the best films I've seen in the last few years. A cheering tale :)
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:52 pm
You should go back to Countdown and swap it for the Dictionaries.

BTW , how much for your Countdown teapot, asking for a friend
I got dictionaries too, I just want to keep them. Teapot's not for sale either :P
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: FOCAL scoring system

I think the problem I outlined (too many points for middling finishes at big events) is serious enough to warrant change and I'd prioritise fixing it over simplicity. However, I don't have to deal with people asking about the scoring system. Does it happen a lot? Finally, I enjoy your post-event su...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: FOCAL scoring system

As Graeme said, several systems were trialled pre-FOCAL. It was important to us that good players who only turn up occasionally and thus were unlikely to come to Birmingham weren't what ended up in the top 8. That, for lack of better term, tier B players who support the events regularly had a shot a...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: Special event for former contestants?

The only one reservation is that the uptake could well be ridiculously large. If it's open to any and all televised contestants you could well end up at a figure approaching 4,000. More even. I reckon there must have been at least another 1000 than that. Not to mention most of them will want to bri...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 10149

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

STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. Draws count as half a win. P W D Pts 1 Callum Todd 8 8 0 562 2 Tim Down 8 7 0 455 3 Jen Steadman 8 6 0 535 4 Jonathan Wynn 8 6 0 513 5 Rob Foster 8 6 0 510 6 Matthew Tassier 8 6 0 444 7 Jessica Pratesi 8 6 0 414 8 Luke Johnson-Davies 8 5 1 478 9 Jam...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 63
Views: 3973

Re: C of C Draw......

I had a think about the draw. I reckon it’s manufactured* for a Zarte v Tom final. That’s the real box office encounter. Zarte is the street favourite, slightly edgy, the indie choice. Tom is the eye-candy, loved and adored by young and old. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly distracted by hi...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 19706

Re: Music

What's a band or artist that you don't like but people suspect that you should going by your taste in music. I've never liked Rush. I usually love complicated prog rock but I just don't get their appeal. People always assume I like them but I don't. I particularly hate how Neil Peart is held up as ...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Spoilers for 30th July 2018

Did anyone think Rachel was a tad on the rude side when she said that "you clearly don't know your 75 x tables" at the end of r14. Yes, it was a bad miss, but still thought it was a little uncalled for (not that she is a malicious individual). I think she judged it right. She had two players to who...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 10149

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

A single place has become available. Please pay your entry fee if you'd like to grab it.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

Because all of my devices are Windows, and Windows and Apple don't always play together so well when you try to make them talk (At least, they don't when I try and make them - it's probably easy for someone who's less technophobic). Additionally I already have a "serious" laptop for my job, so if I ...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Looking to sell my laptop prize

Hi all, sorry to post this here, but giving a few things a go for catching people outside my Facebook list. Part of my prize for winning the latest series was a 13-inch 128GB Macbook Air, 2017 version. It's a great bit of kit, I have no doubt, but unfortunately it's just not really suited to my need...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.

Think Bob is the best bet we've seen for octochampdom so far I think. He has a good wordbank for a non-apterite and his numbers are solid enough. Nevertheless, despite the difference in maxes, Alex put up a good fight and left with a decent losing score. Though , Bob's mannerisms make him remind me...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Re: What Degrees do you have

Martin Hurst wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:56 am
My cult - send me an aptomail to apply - Owen Carroll already signed up.
If Owen's signed up, that definitely evidences you disregarding academic qualification...
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 161
Views: 37203

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:06 am
American (I believe) former Apterite Dave Mattingly -- or someone who shares his name -- won tonight's episode of Jeopardy!, unseating the current 6-time champion.
Yes he's American. And woo, go Dave!
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Re: What Degrees do you have

Paul Worsley wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 pm
...smoke a packet of 20 Marlboros...
Only 1? Amateur :lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 26087

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

2018/19 season is go.

550603-118093 - Classic
550603-118118 - H2H
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 2621

Re: What Degrees do you have

Fuck all.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)

I know it was "only" a 6, but I genuinely think POIPOI might be one of the best spots I've ever seen...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Spoilers for 9th July 2018

Just to clarify, what I meant was that Lewis should have made use of all the time he had left to figure out the answer but judging by the way he pressed so fast, I assumed ( and bear in mind this is my opinion and if yours is not the same it's ok, everyone is entitled to their opinion so long as it...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Spoilers for 9th July 2018

It's Ciaran btw...and sorry to spoil you but it was a DISAPPOINTING climax... I got the Crucial Conundrum at the same time Ciaran buzzed in but I had the correct answer. Guess what did Smarty Pie (Sorry but no offence really) Lewis did even though Nick Hewer said "Take your time", buzzed in shortly...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 10149

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

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 61
Views: 5574

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

*cheating slightly*

V for Vienetta
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 4)
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 4)

Have I seen Derek before somewhere? He looks familiar.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1693

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:16 pm
He reminded me a bit of Jonathan Pie.
You find Jonathan Pie attractive?! Weirdo.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1693

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forumite Marty takes the challenger's chair.
He's on the forum?!?!

OK, best not make a passing comment on his attractiveness then *ahem*
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3590

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

I suppose it could depend on how likely you think it is that the (first) conundrum will get solved. If you think that one of you will probably get it, then there's not much difference between level and an 8-point gap. So take the gamble! Yeah. To me it seems stupid to go into a conundrum backing yo...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3590

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

You're eight points ahead towards the end. Both playing just about faultlessly. Your opponent declares an eight. How likely does your dodgy nine have to be to make it worth risking? Probably all you geniuses know this already, but (making a few assumptions) I was quite surprised at just how worthwh...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3590

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

I'd just like to echo what's already been said on here so far. Absolutely amazing final and an incredible standard played in brilliant spirits. Just simply one of the best ive seen - Philip in sensational form and Zarte basically being Zarte. A third encounter in CoC!?! Lets make it happen lads.......
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3590

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Keith Bennett wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:45 am
Next up Only Connect?
Nope - unlike Graeme, I am what they call in quiz circles, a bit thick.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3590

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:17 am
Zarte you'll make the coc right?
I would assume so, but it could be that I managed to offend the nation with my waistcoat and will be persona non grata come next week. I'm waiting for an official invite before confirming.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3590

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Thanks everyone! :) Zarte dressed up for the snooker. Reminds me of Wesley Jardine - was that his name? Wes is thrilled that someone wearing a waistcoat won a series. My waistcoat is awesome, we'll have none of this snooker nonsense... In the end it wasn't Zarte or Philip that suffered most from the...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 5577

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Agreed.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)
Replies: 13
Views: 1889

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)

*collapses in crumpled heap on the floor*
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)

...and Phil, don't say "It'll be fine" too early today, if you get thrashed tomorrow like Jan I bet you'll probably be eating your words. (Although you of course know yourself already...) *pushes the reset button on your sense of humour* This was not long before he offered a bribe, and then threate...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 19
Views: 9563

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

Graeme Cole wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 am
Callum Todd 69 - 34 Zarte Siempre
This is incorrect. Must have been 69-54, as it was a crucial.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 2062

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

(P.S. Nice hairstyle Zarte! You looked fabulous! :lol: ) Gracias. Actually bothered to shave for these games too. Zarte - Novenas was pretty prophetic. At least where I live anyway! https://www.irishnews.com/news/2018/06/13/news/thousands-expected-in-west-belfast-for-the-annual-clonard-novena-13543...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 2062

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Zarte caused Alex Ferguson's brain haemorrhage. Wow.
Jesus fuck - dark :lol:

That's like something I'd say :lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 104826

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Very weird one a few nights ago. Long story short, I make a little girl cry, then me, Zarte and Dinos form a bowling team.
The latter half feels the more likely, all things considered.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 7074

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Tom S wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:57 pm
I take it everyone was present though....
They were.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 44122

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

After today's news, I think I will be working through Anthony Bourdain's past work for some time...

Devastated.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 7074

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Dougie lost to Mac, not George.
Thanks Zarte, I have corrected it. Sorry I wasn't referencing the Wiki for this part, and best of luck when you're against Jan! :)
Gracias!
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 7074

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Dougie lost to Mac, not George.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 2383

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Anyway, grated cheese in a sandwich is simply annoying and wrong.
You'd think you'd enjoy something you have so much in common with ;)