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by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 50

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: 21
Views: 833

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: 475
Views: 59266

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: 6100

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: 21064

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: 21064

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: 1202

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: 475
Views: 59266

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: 639

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: 623

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: 699

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: 12
Views: 2958

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: 789

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: 12
Views: 2958

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: 12
Views: 2958

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: 656

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: 656

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: 656

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: 1323

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: 841

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: 5896

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: 782

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: 824

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: 9552

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: 16
Views: 1873

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: 538

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: 1064

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: 1064

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: 1080

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: 29409

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: 475
Views: 59266

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: 12
Views: 2958

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: 4397

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: 4397

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: 733

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: 4397

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: 1308

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: 1722

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: 1722

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: 9
Views: 3331

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: 2450

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: 29409

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: 4714

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: 874

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: 475
Views: 59266

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: 4714

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: 29409

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: 1958

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: 1958

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: 1958

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: 3916

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: 3916

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: 3916

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: 475
Views: 59266

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...