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by James S Roper
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 9589

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I guess he's never going to dance again...
by James S Roper
Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeoGussr
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: GeoGussr

There was a location in Macau that I got given once, having had it a short while earlier. Got it within 4 metres and I hardly ever play it now as I know I'll never beat that :P (albeit knowing the answer already having seen it before doesn't take as much skill)
by James S Roper
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 197
Views: 10734

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Interestingly, the most most blatant sounding pieces of evidence still require citation, so I'd question those two articles. If the active weapons rule were still in place then Thor would have been disqualified in last night's programme as the axe didn't activate in one of the fights. Got to agree t...
by James S Roper
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 11th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 11th 2016

CATEMERAN in R5? Am I spelling it right?

Edit: No. Oops.
by James S Roper
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Learning foreign languages
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Learning foreign languages

I could probably hold a short conversation in Spanish, although due to not really studying it anymore that's likely to not be a possibility for me in the near future...
by James S Roper
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 95624

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme,

What are the highest numbers of maxes achieved by players who've lost their first game? (totally not trying to find comfort in my loss or anything :P )
by James S Roper
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)
Replies: 47
Views: 3680

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)

Jon Corby wrote:This obviously also requires the conundrum board itself not being visible to the contestants.
It isn't, generally. At least not to the challenger - it's obscured by a massive studio camera.
by James S Roper
Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)
Replies: 47
Views: 3680

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)

Just going to say that the blog post that Kris wrote is exaggerated/embellished slightly - notably the bits beforehand before the game and shortly after - my monitor hadn't necessarily 'blanked' but rather nothing had shown when John buzzed. There's nothing against this though so it's not worth rea...
by James S Roper
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 488
Views: 31045

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark Deeks wrote:People who say "world wide web".
Although I know no-one to do this (including myself) I find it quite interesting that not more do, www. isn't an abbreviation verbally, it's 9 syllables compared to the 3 when you say world wide web.
by James S Roper
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)
Replies: 47
Views: 3680

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)

Cheers guys for the comments and commiserations :) Chickening MAGNESIA in R1 proved costly D: Just going to say that the blog post that Kris wrote is exaggerated/embellished slightly - notably the bits beforehand before the game and shortly after - my monitor hadn't necessarily 'blanked' but rather ...
by James S Roper
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 484
Views: 61672

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I dreamt that I was walking through my local branch of Sports Direct getting cheap clothing only to find that the Series 73 final between Jonathan Wynn and Anthony Endsor, or Callum is going on (they were both playing, but it might have been Callum as they were both calling out suggestions, for some...
by James S Roper
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 24th 2015 (S72 P53)
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 24th 2015 (S72 P53)

Lost with a score of 126 when playing along. Very well played Tom!

VALUTA in the GUAVA round.
by James S Roper
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 23rd 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 23rd 2015

Andy McGurn wrote:I thought Connor had a genuine chance of beating Christine Buffrey's record at one point
The record's already been beaten.
by James S Roper
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 488
Views: 31045

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Ian Volante wrote:People who can't complete a list.
:D
by James S Roper
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 488
Views: 31045

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I think these should all be turned into one long list, and we should see who the least trustworthy person on here is. At your wish :P More-or-less all suggestions grouped... I fit about 3 or 4? People who like swimming People who eat yoghurt Men who wear really long pointy shoes that are much longe...
by James S Roper
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Patricia Pay RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1926

Re: Patricia Pay RIP

This is awful. :( RIP.

My condolences to all her friends and family.
by James S Roper
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 29th 2015 (S72 P19)
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 29th 2015 (S72 P19)

Nice to see Robbo at the end there. :D

DEUTERON in whatever round featured NATURED/DENATURE.
by James S Roper
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous/Scrabble player Mikki Nicholson RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Apterous/Scrabble player Mikki Nicholson RIP

This is awful. RIP.
by James S Roper
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 19th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2259

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 19th 2014

Did Rachel just use George's former apterous pseudonym?
by James S Roper
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)
Replies: 60
Views: 3389

Re: Spoilers for Friday November 28th 2014 (S71 P96)

Is it just me, but does Antoinette's hairstyle make her look far older, than she probably really is? She is certainly a formidable opponent and should comfortably make the QF's (barring an upset). Nah it's just you. Did anyone else think that the applause after R12 was a bit odd? Was something cut ...
by James S Roper
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29574

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Am I the only one who thinks Ciaran McCarthy looks a bit like Angel Di Maria?
by James S Roper
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)
Replies: 23
Views: 1044

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

Steven M. McCann wrote: You may mock my TOUCHY WORDS prowess James, but I'm still the No.1 player on the planet!
Did I ever mock you? I just said that due to you being no.1 in the world then it's surprising to not have seen you on countdown. I'd imagine you'd put on quite a performance.
by James S Roper
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)
Replies: 23
Views: 1044

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

Steven M. McCann wrote:That was the point I was making, James.
David was playing so poorly, he may have went for CHIMPANZEE not realizing there was no N, plus it was a 10!
Ah right.

Plus, following your Touchy Words prowess, why haven't you applied, as Graeme says?
by James S Roper
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)
Replies: 23
Views: 1044

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

Anyone catching David for the first time today, will be wondering how on earth did this guy manage to win 7 in a row, he was so bad today I was half expecting him to declare 9...... CHIMPANZEE in the final letters game! CHIMPANZEE is a 10, with there being no N in the selection. OVIFORM in the IMPR...
by James S Roper
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday August 25th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday August 25th 2014

Well that was..... different.

ABALONE as an alternative in whatever round GALJOEN was in.
by James S Roper
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 484
Views: 61672

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

For reasons I don't know I'm about to perform a piano piece in front of my school year. The piece that I'm about to do is announced by my head of year as being remarkably complex, which is welcomed by the audience with raucous applause (which is incredibly unrealistic). However, halfway through the ...
by James S Roper
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11139

Re: You Are The Ref

This is an interesting topic to think about, so cheers for conjuring these up: 1. It's the same combination of letters, which really is what counts in countdown rather than the pronounciation itself, so, like Jack, I wouldn't hesitate to disallow C2's offering. 2. It would generally seem a bit odd i...
by James S Roper
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday July 24th 2014 (S71 P17)
Replies: 21
Views: 1293

Re: Spoilers for Thursday July 24th 2014 (S71 P17)

Tricia, love, the '50s called. They said they finished 55 years ago. What the hell are you trying to achieve? Not only as Callum pointed out that it's arithmatically incorrect, but what why do you mention the 1950's? Do you think she should stay in the '50s? That's harsh and somewhat doesn't comply...
by James S Roper
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl 2014 Recaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1390

Re: CoStAl 2014 Recaps

Callum Todd wrote:Round 6: 25, 75, 50, 10, 6, 8. Target: 772.

Callum Todd: 772. The standard method (10)
Callum Pickering: 772. The standard method (10)
Score: 40–40 (max 47)

Nothing more needs to be said.
:D
by James S Roper
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl 2014 Recaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1390

Re: CoStAl 2014 Recaps

Countdown in St. Albans recap for Saturday 12 July 2014. Heat 2: C1: Challenger Rob Foster. C2: Challenger James Roper. DC: James Robinson and Jeff Clayton. OP: Other participant. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: M I T A S O R I S R02: F G O E T S E T O R03: 25, 8, 1, 4, 7, 5. Target: 999. R04: F ...
by James S Roper
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 19826

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

Absolutely fantastic day and a great event that was run excellently. Many thanks to James, Jeff and Rob.
by James S Roper
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday June 4th 2014 (S70 P95)
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday June 4th 2014 (S70 P95)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
szodiac wrote:Did Pad (the challenger) find a flaw in the conundrum?
Having declared INCORRECT and the solve was shown as INCORRECT (like they normally have done) would he have got the points for being correct?
He did what I was hoping nobody would until I went on :P but no, although it exposes a flaw.
by James S Roper
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 488
Views: 31045

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Anyone who believes in any God(s). You've offended a fair few on here already Dave, so let's not take this any further. Mkay? Really? I thought we'd got vaguely thick-skinned around here. Not to mention being a bunch of godless heathens. That's true, however religion's always going to be something ...
by James S Roper
Sat May 31, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 488
Views: 31045

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Dave Preece wrote:Anyone who believes in any God(s).
You've offended a fair few on here already Dave, so let's not take this any further. Mkay?
by James S Roper
Tue May 20, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 19027

Re: Guess who...

Michael Douglas?

Edit: No, wait, I've missed a couple of things.
by James S Roper
Thu May 08, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 19826

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

Hopefully I'll be paying my entry sometime this weekend. :)
by James S Roper
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: FAO Tony Atkins
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: FAO Tony Atkins

Gavin Chipper wrote:So, er, what actually is the standard method?
+1
by James S Roper
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 23rd 2014 (S70 P72)
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 23rd 2014 (S70 P72)

OESTRONE in R5, SAGAMORE as a beater in R7 (Or 8, but I think 7)
by James S Roper
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 9th 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 9th 2014

Jon Corby wrote:
James S Roper wrote:My mum used to know Peter, hadn't seen him in around 5 years so was surprised when she saw his face on there!
Why, were there rumours he had lost his face?
XD guess I should've worded that one better.
by James S Roper
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 9th 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 9th 2014

My mum used to know Peter, hadn't seen him in around 5 years so was surprised when she saw his face on there!
by James S Roper
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 10762

Re: Mondegreens

In Dead or Alive's 'You Spin me Round', instead of hearing 'All I know is that to me', I kept hearing 'You look like a vasectomy'. I don't know why either.
by James S Roper
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 31st 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 31st 2014

Paul Erdunast wrote:I think I got my first ever 13-max that game - unless there was a 7 in the TAIPAN round.
TZARINA?
by James S Roper
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 18th 2014 (S70 P48)
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 18th 2014 (S70 P48)

Sad to see Ruth beaten in her third game by someone called Cliff as I know the feeeling! Is he the first tie-wearer since Roger Edwards? In the first numbers I saw Rachel's way first, then (100+10-8)x(7-1)+8 as an alt. VOMITED as one of the alts to VENOMED. I stupidly missed the 9, sticking on ATOM...
by James S Roper
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 17th 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 17th 2014

Max game. Woop woop :D
by James S Roper
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 171
Views: 30387

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Rhys Benjamin wrote:2014-03-08 12:54:09 Jen Steadman says: YOU@RE A LARGE SHIT!!!
2014-03-08 12:54:14 Rhys Benjamin entered the room!
Doesn't really work if you came in the room after.
by James S Roper
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 6th 2014 (S70 P44)
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 6th 2014 (S70 P44)

Joe Hammill's an apterite from back in 2011.
by James S Roper
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 447
Views: 71541

Re: Is Apterous down?

I think it is, though could just be my computer.
by James S Roper
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: The Apterous handicap. Is it just me?
Replies: 23
Views: 1720

Re: The Apterous handicap. Is it just me?

David Barnard wrote:If you do better in front of the TV then you must max game after game as I remember you went through a terrific improvement didn't you? Ay, ay?
Stop feeding the fire. What's happened, happened.
by James S Roper
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS.04
Replies: 14
Views: 2458

Re: aptoSOS.04

Any thoughts on switching to the new 15 format? I'm fairly indifferent but I suppose it seems logical. Please do! I dislike Old 15s immensely! Or we could go to the 9 round with 14 finals? Seeming as it's a simulation of more current series, it would seem more apt to just go for the current 15R's. ...
by James S Roper
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 19826

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

Here's hoping, now I won't be going to Reading....
by James S Roper
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: They say you learn something new everyday.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: They say you learn something new everyday.....

I learnt that the J in Michael J. Fox stands for Andrew...... yup.
by James S Roper
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday February 19th 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 971

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday February 19th 2014

Jon Stitcher wrote:but doesn't really use it.
Do you mean that he's never used it or that he's played a couple of games under a pseudonym?
by James S Roper
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 18th 2014 (S70 P32)
Replies: 24
Views: 1024

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 18th 2014 (S70 P32)

PISHOGUE and FUNICLE are the only vaguely interesting ones I have to offer, though they've already been said..... awesome game from both today.
by James S Roper
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown Prize Money?
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: Countdown Prize Money?

Whilst it sounds nice, I'd side with Mark there. Also, I think that it'd probably take the fun out of it slightly. Sure, a couple of apterites take it fairly seriously, but giving people something to compete for which could cause more efforts to cheat or henceforth might make the show slightly more ...
by James S Roper
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Generous odds on a female?
Replies: 39
Views: 4437

Re: Generous odds on a female?

Steven M. McCann wrote:Ryan Taylor had 3 disallowed words in his first game!-unbelievable Jeff!
Pretty unbelievable to have words found both in the scrabble dictionary AND Oxford Dictionary disallowed (ie ECONOMIST). How does the dictionary work?
by James S Roper
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 8872

Re: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014

Once again proving that my geographical knowledge of the UK is fairly awful, I didn't realise this was fairly close to me.

I'll hopefully try to be there.
by James S Roper
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 95624

Re: Ask Graeme?

0 max games.... Obviously the games where players scored 0 were zero max games I just wondered how many contestants scored 0 maxes in a game, did any player win whilst scoring 0 maxes, what's the fewest number of maxes a winner has scored, any games where neither player hit a max? I'm sure there's ...
by James S Roper
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 95624

Re: Ask Graeme?

0 max games.... Obviously the games where players scored 0 were zero max games I just wondered how many contestants scored 0 maxes in a game, did any player win whilst scoring 0 maxes, what's the fewest number of maxes a winner has scored, any games where neither player hit a max? I'm sure there's ...
by James S Roper
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 43376

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

If I'm let on I intend on being on this series.