Search found 810 matches

by Zarte Siempre
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21 March 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 322

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: 457
Views: 53453

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: 35
Views: 2888

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: 192
Views: 25840

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: 1303

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: 1303

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: 1303

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: 2735

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: 2735

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: 2735

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: 457
Views: 53453

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...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Well I realised it was a joke, but since it had gone unacknowledged, I thought I'd say something, even if it was pretty inane.
In future, don't.
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 859

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:25 pm
Zarte Siempre (fairly often, including once in a weird yet highly charged foursome dinner with a German girl and...)
Ah, what happened to Lili...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk3 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday 12th August 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 350

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

Iiiiiiiiit’s baaaaa-aaaack. Yes, Innis and I are back for Mk3 – and this time, it’s personal (other misplaced film quotes are available) It’s been one of the biggest events the last two years, but this year we’re simply striving to make it the best yet. Expect mischief, mirth, and mishaps, but most ...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 859

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Roughly in chronological order. Apologies to anyone I missed - please feel free to jog my memory. Innis Carson Mark Deeks Adam Gillard Mikey Lear Lauren Hamer Matt Bayfield Jen Steadman Giles Hutchings Andy Platt Graeme Cole Heather Styles Jamie McNeill Adam Curran Thomas Carey Callum Todd Matty Art...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 859

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

How are we defining Countdowner? I think it's generally people on C4C (or previous forums), Apterous, people who have been to CO-events or been on the show. But I know a handful of people who have posted on this or previous forums or have a basically inactive account on Apterous and I haven't inclu...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th February 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th February 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Quite the restaurant that would sell gruel.
Heston is working on it as you speak.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Is there anybody there?

I very rarely watch the show now, unless someone I know is on. I like to watch with someone else, but the Apterous viewing room often has people who want to shout stuff out instantly, and I prefer to muse for 30s, and there's no-one at home to watch with.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 24665

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:15 pm
People who have their Windows taskbar on the side, not the bottom.
You really do just have it in for me...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Is there anybody there?

We were all waiting for you to speak first.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2888

Re: FOCAL 2017

Another scheduling update:

Glasgow (and it's Hangover) has moved to be a week earlier - it will now take place on the 4th and 5th November.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4460

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:42 pm
But seriously, let's get Jono to go down on his knees in front of Gevin and seek his forgiveness.
I always knew those two were a "thing"
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4460

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Genuine question - does cheating not have to benefit you? For instance, Ben saying he's not given players a 4th consecutive vowel... That implies he's hosting... which means it gives him no benefit. And there's no implication he then received the same treatment back... So whilst possibly unfair on o...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4460

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

I I I I I I like you verrrrrrrrry much.
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

We haven't decided if it will be part of FOCAL yet. We'd rather presumed you had decided as we e-mailed you in September and didn't receive any acknowledgement. No issue in principle with Reading being a part of FOCAL under the terms that all other events are, however all events were asked to be co...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2888

Re: FOCAL 2017

A scheduling update: MK has been forced to move slightly, due to the owners Mother having her 60th birthday in the venue on the usual day... I know - inconsiderate, right. However it is now confirmed for 1 week earlier - the 12th August. For some people this may be good news - but hopefully it's not...
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4460

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:38 pm
Also I'm glad that my practising words with I as the only vowel will pay off... insipid critics insisting on instilling rigid civility can be dispiriting. But not in this case.
on, can and be all have other vowels in them you idiot. Fuck sake.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners on Other (non-quiz) Shows
Replies: 14
Views: 2891

Re: Countdowners on Other (non-quiz) Shows

Brett Davids wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:32 pm
Zarte Siempre, or an astonishingly unlikely namesake, can be heard giving the "listener question" on the 14th January edition of Radio Five Live's Fighting Talk.
Hahaha.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 39
Views: 2475

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

I want to get hold of whatever version of Wipeout is on PS3. Wipeout HD (might be called Wipeout HD fury) and you should be able to download it from the PSN store. It's a mash-up of the two PSP Wipeout games and from what I played, really quite good. Not quite up to the highs the series reached wit...
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Bristol 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1729

Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Just to confirm, am I OK to cover the ZaZa actually on the day, or will there be a cut off point? Having some Paypal issues atm, so just want to make sure I'm not gonna have problems at any point :)
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Confectionery
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: Confectionery

Jennifer Steadman wrote:Back in the day I was more than partial to a Yorkie, to the extent where my sixth form boyfriend asked me out via the medium of one.
And your third boyfriend was one.
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 7789

Re: FOCAL 2016

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I can imagine you sitting there thinking "Not him again" when I posted
This doesn't apply to just him, or just this post.
:lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 7789

Re: FOCAL 2016

I really don't feel like Focal affects me whatsoever, I don't feel enough about it to have much of an opinion but most people seem to like it so that's nice. I'll try and come up with a few questions though. Matt - I don't believe most people HAVE put it up to cover that, I did put my price up by £...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 7789

Re: FOCAL 2016

Thanks for taking the time to respond, Zarte. I know it might come across that the same people are being negative all the time, but I think it's good for people to be able to say what they think and then the FOCAL team can then decide whether it's something that needs to be taken on board or not. O...
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 7789

Re: FOCAL 2016

The first thing that should be pointed out here, for if anyone can't see the actual accounts with notes on, is that £100 of that £120 was kept aside purposefully to cover expenses early in the year before any other income had come in. I see no reason not to continue that for as long as this continue...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

*shrug* I'm mostly just happy to play Countdown and see people I like. 9s don't personally suit my game, but you fit more in with them, and they make it more unpredictable, which from an encouraging newbies point of view is fine. 1/0 scoring also achieves this a bit. QFs and SFs are stupid (in a sho...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers

It's a real shame Annie couldn't make it but my view is that if you can't make the recording of your series final then it should just be tough bananas because it's not fair on contestants on the next series to accommodate you. It'd be better to invite her back for some kind of special. Maybe agains...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 7826

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

When I was discussing big deaths with one of my "real life" friends, he mentioned Jo Cox. But I'm not sure that really counts, because it was her death that made her famous rather than it being a case of a big name dying. Because you wouldn't include someone like Lee Rigby presumably (in whatever y...
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...
Replies: 20
Views: 902

Re: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...

Long shot and I wouldn't even attempt it until the (hypothetical) second time I ran my online event (and even then, only if the first one proved a success), but whom, if anyone, could I talk to about getting it added to the FOCAL calendar? I'd do almost anything to become involved in the FOCAL comm...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 24665

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Thomas Carey wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:People who think the week starts on Sunday.
Or any other day except for Monday. Uni starts the week on Thursday for some reason.
Sunday's weird. Saturday's fine though, because that's when the TV listings start.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 39
Views: 1715

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

Stephen R wrote:and I'm currently waiting on a recording date
Then I do beg your pardon - I was under the impression you were one of the non-interested ones. Really pleased to hear this.

OK, could be sooner than anticipated with a bit of luck - and I'll be wishing you lots of it :)
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 39
Views: 1715

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

1. The 900 club has been far easier to access since Apterous has been around Dunno that I'd say it's been easier to access as a concept. Maxes have gone up because of the dictionary sure, but I don't think Apterous has made it easier. Unless you're implying the use of it as led to more people being...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Possible CO-MSO

When you say on the Sunday before, do you mean... the day before? Or the weekend before?
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New fivers not meat-free
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: New fivers not meat-free

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:Why did he think they might be using tallow?
Because it's in plastic bags? Dunno. He's weird about stuff. You guys would get on.
:lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 443
Views: 67545

Re: Is Apterous down?

Yes.
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 57
Views: 3885

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

* Srr yfrt hsplr sbtwl ldnt grmn dhst mnnlyc nnctt nght
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 457
Views: 53453

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Chris Marshall wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:Also, Rowan Atkinson was there.
Probably me.


:lol:
by Zarte Siempre
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2888

Re: FOCAL 2017

Alan has decided, much to those of us who were present's delight, that Glasgow will once again have a hangover for 2017, so that's now been added to the list.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 7789

Re: FOCAL 2016

Not quite sure I follow the logic on that one - sorry. If it's accepted that all scoring systems are arbitrary, then that kind of suggests that anything, be it sports... politics... this etc. should have no rewards applied to it on the basis that if you scored it as 2 points for a win and 5 for a dr...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 457
Views: 53453

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

James Laverty wrote:One last night that I can only describe as myself, Zarte and Callum T doing Carpool karaoke.
tbf, this does kind of happen. We've definitely had a sing in the car. Albeit not like... as OTT
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 119
Views: 9146

Re: Mondegreens

What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely... What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode? https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s Without having heard this before or read the lyrics, it sounds to me like...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 119
Views: 9146

Re: Mondegreens

What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely...

What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode?

https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s
by Zarte Siempre
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

For me, best apterite has to look beyond performance in English standard variant only. Most of the players mentioned so far are pretty much one-trick ponies in terms of what apterous has to offer. I'm sure they would agree. So I'd be looking more at the likes of Adam Gillard, Innis, Marcus and Matt...
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: The Future Of Recaps
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: The Future Of Recaps

Do we need recaps when we have the Apterous wiki? Seems a lot of work for little gain. Maybe instead more meat can go in the spoilers thread each day, so as well as people posting DC beaters and alt numbers as they do now, some irreverent commentary can be added afterwards? To me, it just doesn't s...
by Zarte Siempre
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 2735

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:Didn't Howard Somerset die or am I thinking of someone else?
I'd not heard this!
I spoke to him fairly recently and he didn't seem dead at the time.
Well, now we know what killed him.
by Zarte Siempre
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th November 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th November 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJCR7FrA3k

It's no good. I thought my amusement about that would wear off, but it hasn't.
by Zarte Siempre
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 3598

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Ryan Taylor wrote:That it is teasmade and not teasmaid.

That Louis Braille was actually blind.
:O
by Zarte Siempre
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Countdown is 34 today. But 34 is a pretty rubbish age tbh... we'll bother next year.
by Zarte Siempre
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

What Apterous tournaments are majors apart from The Masters? Cause some people might kill at them but not play that much otherwise. I seem to recall BDC being lethal but rarely playing enough to trouble proranks consistently.