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by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 5
Views: 321

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: 24575

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: 5
Views: 321

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: 628

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: 668

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: 668

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: 10
Views: 6722

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: 45
Views: 2286

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: 7
Views: 872

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: 1073

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: 1073

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: 2277

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: 2277

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: 2277

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: 2277

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: 2277

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: 2277

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: 4416

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: 1134

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: 1004

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: 7262

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: 1375

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: 1375

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: 562
Views: 96473

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: 4329

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: 39661

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: 4329

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: 4329

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: 1589

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 ;)
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1589

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

grated cheese is by far the more sensible option for a sandwich that you can eat over a plate. It alters the surface area of the cheese and gives it more flavour How does altering the surface area of the cheese give it more flavour? I posit that this is entirely a product of your imagination. http:...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1589

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

[*]Slices of cheese in a cheese sandwich, not a handful of grated stuff that falls out everywhere as soon as you bite into it. The nearest deli to a place I used to work sold sandwiches in this way with packaging that declared "Made in our kitchen just the way you would at home". I once pointed out...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1589

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

I'm in agreement on people trying to upgrade you on size should piss off. However frankly, I'm in almost complete disagreement with everything else. As far as I'm concerned, I expect any food establishment to make the food the way they'd want to eat it. This is the correct way as it guarantees due c...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed May 30, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018

My buddy Philip officially in the finals as of today!

I mean obvs I knew that, but was proper stoked for him when it happened.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun May 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3062

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: 44
Views: 3062

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: 2156

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: 10
Views: 6722

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: 1513

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: 1169

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: 310
Views: 39661

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: 1570

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: 19
Views: 7262

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: 19
Views: 7262

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: 93
Views: 13984

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 1556

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: 1556

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: 10
Views: 6722

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...