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by Callum Todd
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 11594

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/essex/braintree/braintree-a120.html?ARRdd=01&ARRmm=11&ARRyyyy=2019&NIGHTS=2&ROOMS=1&ADULT1=1&CHILD1=0&COT1=0&INTTYP1=DB&BRAND=PI £85 for Fri and Sat night. £48 for Sat only. I think Callum's still looking for a share. Gonna book now before I get screw...
by Callum Todd
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COBLA Co-Blackpool 2019 Saturday October 12th
Replies: 14
Views: 15219

Re: COBLA Co-Blackpool 2019 Saturday October 12th

Thank you Mark for a great today yesterday, with the fun afterwards it was one of the best co:events I've ever been to. Hopefully we'll all be back next year :)
by Callum Todd
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 254
Views: 81042

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Cracking shout from Graeme.
by Callum Todd
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Discordterous
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Discordterous

Hello. I had planned to trial this at Co:Apterous , with a view to a full launch thereafter, but given the current server downtime of the apto chat and game room, now seems a good time to put it out there. And so, with much further ado: Hark! Discordterous! Discordterous is a series of text and voic...
by Callum Todd
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 254
Views: 81042

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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George Armstrong spotted in a Toyota forklift truck advert.
by Callum Todd
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 11594

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Best deal now appears to be a family room for 3 at £135, so £45 per person for 2 nights. Please contact me within the next week if interested.
by Callum Todd
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 48
Views: 12445

Re: FOCAL scoring system

You could equally apply "going "Ah... whatever, yeah, that'll do" to not changing the system yet. If the proposed system is better than the current one (which I believe it is) then why not implement it? It is currently the best system anyone has suggested*. Why choose an inferior* system, just becau...
by Callum Todd
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 48
Views: 12445

Re: FOCAL scoring system

So without resorting to a poll -- rather, to keep this well rounded conversation going -- how do we feel about introducing Gev's points system in January 2020? I am in favour. To those objecting that it isn't perfect: nothing is, but is it at least better than what we currently have? I believe so. ...
by Callum Todd
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 11594

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Still looking for hotel buddies, please contact me if interested. So long as I can find a few people to share with I will definitely attend.
by Callum Todd
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Understanding Asperger's
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Understanding Asperger's

I think it's true that political and media rhetoric around mental health in general is almost universally shitty, but it seems to me that their ignorance of Asperger's only reflects that of the wider public. Through years spent in this community many of us have probably had more interactions with pe...
by Callum Todd
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 54
Views: 3873

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Fascinating. Seeing as one of the recording days is on a Sunday, I may book some audience tickets to see what the craic is. Would anyone else be interested in going?
by Callum Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 5799

Re: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019

FOCAL Countdown wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:04 pm
The venue has a large, free car park.
Excellent, thanks very much.
by Callum Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 254
Views: 81042

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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Another football themed one, this time Ned Pendleton and West Ham/Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko.
by Callum Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Liv - 21 September 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 13623

Re: Co:Liv - 21 September 2019

Champion : Callum Todd Runner Up: James Robinson Third Place: Dinos Sfyris Most conundrum solves: Matty Artell (settled via a sudden-death TB conundrum after tying with George) Best final-letter pick: Matty Artell (PISTOLEER, saying exactly what letter he wanted for it as well :!:) Best word spot o...
by Callum Todd
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 6313

Re: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

Have got a Travelodge family room with 3 beds for both nights at £62.

If you wish to stay in it please contact me. £10.34 per person per night.
by Callum Todd
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 76101

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

George Ford was on Eggheads today.
by Callum Todd
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 36468

Re: Religion

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:16 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:39 am
She possibly is, though I think she a) hates C4C and b) tries to avoid doing work outside of work. But I'll ask!
How can you hate C4C.
Isn't it instrumental in you guys getting together ?
Maybe that's why she hates it.
by Callum Todd
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 11594

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

A family room for up to 4 people seems to cost £105 for both Friday and Saturday nights. Looking for 3 people to share with to bring costs down to just £26.25 per person. Let me know if interested. You enquired as to what this room is made up of? Guessing a double and two singles. Yes, a double and...
by Callum Todd
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 36468

Re: Religion

Callum has an excellent story about PBUH, but I don't know how to attract his attention to get him to put it here.... This might summon him: It worked! Didn't even know that was a thing on c4c. So I had an R.E teacher at school who was very nervous about treating all things Islamic with the proper ...
by Callum Todd
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 11594

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

A family room for up to 4 people seems to cost £105 for both Friday and Saturday nights. Looking for 3 people to share with to bring costs down to just £26.25 per person. Let me know if interested.
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 254
Views: 81042

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Was hard to find photos to demonstrate it (probably proving me wrong) but I've always thought that the Series 78 legend Philip Aston looks a bit like Juventus and Argentina star Paulo Dybala.

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by Callum Todd
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: SOLD OUT - .co.mk5 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday August 10th
Replies: 23
Views: 12850

Re: .co.mk5 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday August 10th

Last year I did the Linford Wood parkrun instead of the Milton Keynes one. It's nearer to the venue in Wolverton and I went straight to the venue from the parkrun rather than going back to the Travelodge first. I might do the same again this year. It's just more convenient that way. What do other p...
by Callum Todd
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: The Great Apterous Hyper Off
Replies: 0
Views: 2229

The Great Apterous Hyper Off

Full leaderboard: here Anyone who plays a high-score format in the challenge variant will gain 10 TGAHO points for participation. The top three will score additional points (90 for the winner, 65 for runner-up, and 40 for third place). The Great Apterous Hyper Off is now in the Grand Finals stage. T...
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 10
Views: 4475

Re: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

] What's with all the Wales options then? What's with all two of the Wales options is that, similarly to how I think it would be cool to have a Goatdown event, I also think it would be cool to one day have a co:event in Wales. I confess to not holding a similar sentiment in regards to - say - Swind...
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 10
Views: 4475

Re: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

A follow-up survey here to iron out some of the finer details, and catch any potential data missed in the first one.

Second survey
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 10
Views: 4475

Re: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

Thanks very much to everyone who has completed the survey so far (even Gavin). Just a few things to clarify that seem to have come up a few times in the comments: The reason for a third person at the table playing the role of host in the Bristol style 'Option 3' on Question 2 is to ensure the 9th le...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 10
Views: 4475

Re: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Survey done.
I gathered. Some of those comments could only have been written by one person.
by Callum Todd
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 10
Views: 4475

Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

Hello all. I have decided to hold a Goatdown co:event in 2020. The exact date and location are yet to be determined, as are the mechanics of how the game will be best played. This is where you come in. If you can find a minute or two to answer the following survey, it would really help me get an ide...
by Callum Todd
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2019 - Saturday 23rd February
Replies: 3
Views: 7235

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2019 - Saturday 23rd February

Anyone else looking at flying to/from this event from/to Manchester?
by Callum Todd
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 571
Views: 167907

Re: Is Apterous down?

Not technically down but the electroshock response may be needed here: Apterous Rex and Prime are currently wreaking havoc on the server like anagramming Godzillas (Godzillae?). Intervention appears to be necessary.
by Callum Todd
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1301
Views: 257821

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme, Please forgive me for asking a question motivated primarily out of self-interest, but I remember being told after my heat games that I was the first person to pick 6 small on all 16 opportunities during an 8-game heats run. I was wondering if you could give us an up-to-date breakdown of t...
by Callum Todd
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 4518

Re: A Word of Thanks

Beautiful words Noel.

Was a true pleasure to meet you. Hope you stick around; our acquaintance has been all too brief.

Much love.
by Callum Todd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 29470

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

Had a really brilliant 3 day break in Salford. The whole Countdown team, production, presenting, and others, were amazing. Apologies if this appears to some to perpetuate a culture of anilingus on here, but the quality of all those people's work really does amaze me. Despite even all the apterous an...
by Callum Todd
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

Will there be post-tourney boozing? Likely. The co:event will finish at 5:30pm and the post-event quiz at around 6:30pm so there will probably be some people in the pub by 6ish and many by 7ish. The pub of choice last year was The Bridgewater Arms in Cardigan Fields, and I suspect it will be so aga...
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I have been reminded of a big selling point for this event. There's a chippy down the road from the venue that people went to last year and it were reet good. Come to Co:Leeds so you can go to the chippy. As a point of balance, I didn't think all that much of the chippy. The service was slow, and w...
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I have been reminded of a big selling point for this event.

There's a chippy down the road from the venue that people went to last year and it were reet good. Come to Co:Leeds so you can go to the chippy.
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 19012

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

I'm probably going to do the Linkin parkrun before COLIN. Rumours suggest Giles and Zubair may also be doing it. Anyone else? If I'm not ill I may be tempted. Awesome. Have you registered and got a barcode? Yes. My printer was fucked prior to my first ever parkrun t'other week so officially this wo...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 19012

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:36 pm
I'm probably going to do the Linkin parkrun before COLIN. Rumours suggest Giles and Zubair may also be doing it. Anyone else?
If I'm not ill I may be tempted.
by Callum Todd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 14433

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

ey up. what's the crack with parking at the hotel? do we have to register at reception or something or can we just park for free, no bullshit?
by Callum Todd
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

You'll be there in spirit mate. Say hi to Gev for me.
by Callum Todd
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:45 pm
Much more like it! Great searching. Hopefully my one's the freak. Could be tempted. Partly because I like you, partly because I want to make a pilgrimage to Northern Monk.
The brewery? That's one of the places I looked at as a venue last year.
by Callum Todd
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

Well ain't that some shit. This, from a Saturday in December, is more like what I'd expect: http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/LDS/301217/0745/dep ~£20 each way, ~2h10m journey time. Not sure why that one took so long; it stopped in a couple more places but still that takes t...
by Callum Todd
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I kind of assumed it would be easier/quicker to get to Leeds from London. There's a shitton of poster adverts around Leeds from Virgin trains about how you can get from London to Leeds or vice versa in just over 2 hours, for about £20 each way. I see they haven't released any deets of tickets beyon...
by Callum Todd
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 12175

Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

That's right, slagheaps: the third (and final?) instalment of Co:Leeds will occur in 2018, and it has been ingeniously monikered Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds in homage to a locally popular noughties football fanzine. Just call me Mr. Pop Culture. I say (and final?) above because currently I don't plan to reru...
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 14071

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Tony Atkins wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm
we will stay out this year.
Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:53 pm
In please.
The decision has already been made, Thomas.
somebody make a brexit joke
by Callum Todd
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 5921

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

James Laverty wrote:Ugh, think I'm going to have to miss out on the fun :(
u wot? :( :(
by Callum Todd
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 5921

Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

'Ey up. After a very successful maiden event last year, Co:Leeds is back… and this time it’s psoralen. The second edition of Leeds’ favourite* anagrams-and-arithmetic tournament will take place on Saturday 1st April, 2017. It’s gonna be proper dench. First, the key details: When? Saturday 1st April ...
by Callum Todd
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...
Replies: 20
Views: 3619

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

PS Would there be a skype meal? Or would there just be a, say, 1/2 hour break in the thing? Something like this , presumably. What about for you Gev? Is there a vegetarian option on the internet menu? As for Co:Apterous: I very much considered it to be, and intended it as, an apterous tourney in th...
by Callum Todd
Sat May 07, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Callum's monthly pub quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: Post-Co:Leeds Quiz

Mark James wrote:Yep, it's tough. Only got a pathetic 25.
You'd have come third out of six at my local then, and they were all in teams so for a solo effort that's pretty damn good. Even teams of 5 at Co:Leeds, with some good quizzers in attendance, scored between 35.5 and 43.5 so you're not far off.
by Callum Todd
Sun May 01, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2016 results and recaps
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Co:Leeds 2016 results and recaps

This spreadsheetcontains all the scores and final standings from Co:Leeds 2016. Feel free to post your individual game recaps below if you have them. Thanks again for coming everyone; you were all brilliant.
by Callum Todd
Sun May 01, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Callum's monthly pub quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Callum's monthly pub quiz

EDIT: I'm doing a quiz like this every month now. This is the first one I did, in April 2016, for Co:Leeds. Will post future ones monthly. Next one will take place 20th May so will post shortly after then.

Here's the quiz I did after Co:Leeds. I'm told it was quite difficult.

Questions

Answers
by Callum Todd
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April
Replies: 13
Views: 4834

Re: Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April

Bump. Get fucking hype.
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: letters distribution.
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: letters distribution.

Thanks everyone, you've all been very helpful. Goddamn, Graeme is brilliant.
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: letters distribution.
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

letters distribution.

yo. I'm looking to make some letter packs for Co:Leeds, does anyone know what letters distribution is used on apterous nowadays? That seems like a pretty nifty one. The one on the Countdown Page (http://www.thecountdownpage.com/letters.htm) looks alright but might be a tad out of date.
by Callum Todd
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April
Replies: 13
Views: 4834

Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April

Hello folks, after months of preparation and unofficial blabbing to everyone, I'm pleased to be finally making a formal public announcement for what I believe is the first ever co event to be held in Leeds! I will now be accepting entries for Co:Leeds 2016, whichwill take place on Saturday 30th Apri...
by Callum Todd
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 16139

Re: FOCAL 2016

Good to see it all up and running after all the work Zarte, Mark, and co. have put in. Glasgow's place of honour as the last opportunity to grab some qualifying points could make it even more interesting. Next year's co events should be all the better for this.