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by Callum Todd
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527002

Re: Politics in General

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:21 pm
This made me chuckle
https://twitter.com/ladyhaja/status/1405230124396695565
Richard Madeley. Legend.
by Callum Todd
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288955

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

In cryptocurrency terms, what's data mining? I read an article a bit ago that touched on this, although I couldn't quote work out if it hadn't really explained what 'mining' is or if it had and I was just too stupid to understand it. It's in bullet point 6. The gist of it appears to be this: "Bitco...
by Callum Todd
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527002

Re: Politics in General

Just to clarify my comments, I was speaking generally about players taking the knee in high-level, widely broadcast football (basically the Premier League and international football so far as I have seen it for myself), and not specifically about the England team, where as far as I can tell everyone...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 272
Views: 46661

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Also I agree with Jack that we don't need to hear all the maxes and multiple definitions every round. Maybe I'm in the minority too (hey Jack!) but it takes up a LOT of time (frequently more than a minute on a round) just to tell the viewers something they could be told with a few seconds of looking...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 272
Views: 46661

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Avoiding a clash with an established part of the community is just common decency so the ATP thing was a good call. I'd only knowingly regularly clash with them with Andy's permission. He was there first!
by Callum Todd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299770

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Yeah whenever a streaker runs on the pitch the UEFA camera directors always manage (perfectly so far as I have noticed in the past few years) to prevent us from seeing a pair of bare buttocks. But a (probably) dead man having his chest compressed to revive him, while his friends and girlfriend watch...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527002

Re: Politics in General

Compelled speech on a philosophical, political, or moral topic is a bad thing, yes. This is not the same as going along with something more trivial out of politeness. So what does taking the knee 'say' ? If something, it's compelled speech when people feel compelled to do it. If nothing, then why do...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 272
Views: 46661

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I don't think ZoomDown would ever manage to routinely cut show length down to the same as Countdown because Countdown is edited. It generally takes as long if not longer to film an episode of Countdown than it does ZoomDown. If Countdown became a live TV show I think it would be at least 50 minutes ...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527002

Re: Politics in General

Footballers being compelled to take the knee Compelled by who or what? Compelled by a desire to show a display of solidarity with people suffering racist abuse? How awful! Given that several teams have stopped making the gesture, and several individuals have spoken out saying they don't want to do ...
by Callum Todd
Sun May 30, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XVII- Countdown in Lincoln, TBD 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 19270

Re: COLIN XVII- Countdown in Lincoln, TBD 2022

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 7:59 pm
So well done to Callum, who already had free entry into COLIN XVII from finishing 3rd at COLIN XVI lol. Hopefully next time an event takes place under the COLIN banner, it'll be face to face. :)
3rd a COLIN XVI. 2nd at ICBINC I. 1st at ICBINC II. I look forward to finishing 0th at COLIN XVII.
by Callum Todd
Sun May 23, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 408
Views: 177113

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Nightclubs reopening before parkruns is stone cold mental.
by Callum Todd
Thu May 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299770

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just caught up with Inside No 9. Really enjoyed both episodes. Great show. Episode 2 wasn't as original as Episode 1 but still well done.
by Callum Todd
Sat May 08, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

It's worth noting that as long as there's still a lot of virus going about we really shouldn't be using the high proportion of people vaccinated as a reason to disregard other measures that prevent transmission of the virus. That would create an evolutionary environment which places a ton of selecti...
by Callum Todd
Sat May 08, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527002

Re: Politics in General

I would support Shaun Murphy for Mayor of London.
by Callum Todd
Tue May 04, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 4:12 pm
People who call it a jab. It just sounds annoying, right?
Agreed. Might start calling it a check hook instead. Much more effective.
by Callum Todd
Sat May 01, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288955

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why is the sex analogy called "the birds and the bees"? Shouldn't it be the bees and the flowers? What have the birds got to do with it? Isn't it from kids seeing animals mating in the wild and asking an adult (typically a parent) what they're doing? This does happen. I specifically remember seeing...
by Callum Todd
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 54
Views: 20092

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

But I presume that will be by far the preferred option than trying to find an alternative presenter to cover for a short period - whilst it's easy enough to find a decent substitute main show host (Colin is testament to that) it will be far more difficult to find a short-term replacement for Rachel...
by Callum Todd
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288955

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Pretty much. Yeah the female makes the eggs; the male makes the sperm. That's what defines sex in biology: gamete production. They do a sort of medieval mating ritual where they entwine themselves together for a bit then the female pumps her eggs into the male's 'brood pouch'. The eggs mature in the...
by Callum Todd
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288955

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:06 am
Surely, if the male seahorse gives birth, it's not the male?
They don't "give birth" as such. They just hold on to the eggs until the hatchlings are ready to swim free, then release them. Like male penguins do.
by Callum Todd
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 6050

Re: Politics in General

I originally typed the following earlier before my response (the first comment responding to Gavin's relative 'OP' in this thread) but deleted it as I thought none of it needed to be said as it was obvious to everyone. But just in case it isn't, here's a few things that I thought everybody knew: Men...
by Callum Todd
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 6050

Re: Politics in General

Do you really believe that women have no more reason to feel unsafe when out alone (particularly at night) than men do? I'm not coming at this from a Jess Phillips angle at all. I'm slightly confused by your 'culture wars' framing of what seems to me to be a perfectly straightforward issue. If it's ...
by Callum Todd
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 336
Views: 134171

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The right way to eat a banana is obviously from the middle outwards.
by Callum Todd
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288955

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

"...water, 95%, did you know that? 95% water, all of us, and yet they say there’s a shortage!"
by Callum Todd
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 336
Views: 134171

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The word 'disease' is dis - ease. Because you're not at ease when you have a disease.
by Callum Todd
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:48 pm
Yeah, I went back and watched the whole statement in full, so I could cut through the media narrative on it and just get to the point.
This is how all information should be consumed.
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7075

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Cancel culture https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/new-countdown-host-anne-robinson-23527324?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar Where? I'm guessing here: "She does not want Anne, 76, to be sacked as the host of Countdown." Seems a bit out of the blue unless you auto...
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7075

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Good luck to Anne. #Deeks2022.
by Callum Todd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299770

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Davey Attz' Perfect Planet
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 153
Views: 59059

Re: The Chase

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:41 am
Does anyone else find it slightly dodgy that Shaun is the Dark Destroyer and Jenny is always described as hot?
Yes.
by Callum Todd
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I suppose the bit I don't get is really the specific time/number based but of it. Obviously it makes sense to plan to do good stuff, do lots of it, and do it as soon as possible. But why isn't that enough? Why "100,000 tests a week by this time" or "everyone vaccinated by May" rather than "as many ...
by Callum Todd
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I suppose the bit I don't get is really the specific time/number based but of it. Obviously it makes sense to plan to do good stuff, do lots of it, and do it as soon as possible. But why isn't that enough? Why "100,000 tests a week by this time" or "everyone vaccinated by May" rather than "as many t...
by Callum Todd
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Before anyone tries to move any goalposts, it's quite clear that " by May " means before the beginning of May. Does anyone get the apparent obsession with setting targets (specifically in the context of covid response, I'm aware it's a wider trend in politics but let's keep it on topic for now if p...
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

Re: Hate Speech

I don't think it's clear that Marc was using the word "woke" as a pejorative. In my experience people tend to use that word as a self-identifier as often as it is used as a pejorative. I read Marc's comment as him referring to people he knows who describe themselves that way. But Callum, are you say...
by Callum Todd
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

Re: Hate Speech

Thanks Marc and Rhys for the links explaining. The Scrabble ting sounds newsworthy (at least by the very low standard that appears to be accepted by most news outlets) so surprised my google search didn't return anything. I have no idea what to make of the Thomas the Tank Engine thing. Seems like a ...
by Callum Todd
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

Re: Hate Speech

I've just googled news for Scrabble, Mattel and Thomas the Tank Engine, and don't see anything. What's happening exactly?
by Callum Todd
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:46 pm
[...] judging by my team-mates (and people in adverts), I'm extremely stingy with shower gel. I'll get through an average bottle of the stuff in a year or so.
Good to know. Glad a proper Yorkshireman has addressed my concern about shower gel not being economical.
by Callum Todd
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:14 pm
... from the bollocks of my elder brothers
This sounds like a phenomenal title for a folk album.
by Callum Todd
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

A couple of points here. 1. Flannels, sponges, loofahs and body puffs are basically bacteria-growing machines and it's disgusting that you put them all over your body, even with detergent. 2. Re: bars of soap. I am a shower gel guy - always have been. I once played golf and was showering in the cha...
by Callum Todd
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 78
Views: 15612

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

As much as I like Colin, if all this pseudo-controversy within this influenceless and invisibly small niche group leads to him not getting the job, I'm all for it if it advances the cause of #Deeks2021.
by Callum Todd
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I'm always confused by people who don't use body sponges (or similar) and apply shower gel by hand. So strange. Either you have to use four times as much shower gel to get anything close to the same lather or coverage, or if you use a similar amount then you end up having a shower which falls consi...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best steak restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 2644

Re: Best steak restaurants

Yeah Fazenda is good for variety-loving meat eaters.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 326
Views: 148919

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best steak restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 2644

Re: Best steak restaurants

Peak c4c. The one thing I miss is bacon sandwiches. The smell of bacon cooking on a morning is cruel to me.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veganuary
Replies: 17
Views: 4731

Re: Veganuary

I would guess it means someone who eats chicken (pollo) and fish (pesc) but not other meats. I struggled more with the meaning of "this guy" as at first I thought Gavin was referring to Immortal Technique but I guess he actually meant Jono. Easy to mix those two up.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 272
Views: 46661

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Dxmw2Pg_4 If you subscribe to that YouTube channel Jonathan, the video links are normally put up a day or two in advance so you'll see them ahead of time. Or if you use twitter, there is a twitter account @LiveZoomDown. Failing that, Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm UK ...
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veganuary
Replies: 17
Views: 4731

Re: Veganuary

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:04 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:47 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:13 pm
Saddest thread on the forum this.
Sad, how?
Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:41 pm
a roast brocoli head can be a good base for a meal
I now realise that I didn't really need to get involved though... apologies. I'll take my leave.
:lol: fair play. I've been roasted like a broccoli head there. See also: this
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best steak restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 2644

Re: Best steak restaurants

:) I've never been to one myself, and I suppose I'm now unlikely ever to, but I've heard that Miller & Carter are good.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veganuary
Replies: 17
Views: 4731

Re: Veganuary

Some of the meat substitutes that are imitations of popular meat products taste nice but I mostly avoid them, or just treat them as occasional 'treats' like chocolate/sweets as they're processed and expensive. Some things are more meat alternatives than substitutes though and these can be exciting t...
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Totally agree with Fiona, hope you're okay Rhys. Please reach out if you need some support.
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 691
Views: 289730

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Eructation.
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527002

Re: Politics in General

I'd say it's more like if Man Utd signed a new player, he welcomed them on twitter, and then he passed the ball to them on their debut and then they scored an own goal. Or something.
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527002

Re: Politics in General

It’s the outsourced company which ought to have its contract revoked. What a waste of public money. Further proof, if any be needed, that taxpayer-funded programs offer little value for money. I think the reason people are blaming the Conservative party for this rather than the company/companies is...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2020 - nominations
Replies: 18
Views: 6159

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2020 - nominations

I'd like to nominate this thread for c4c dispute of the year.
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 14676

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

What did you make of Freedom Evolved? I think we have it in our house but I haven't read it. It's very long, and to be honest I think free will is too lightweight a philosophical subject to deserve that many pages devoted to it in a book written in the 21st century. I have read some of Dennett's st...
by Callum Todd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 14676

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Since the beginning of October I've read: Stuff and Consciousness by Toby Pereira How did you find this book? I'd be interested in discussing it with you. Shite mate. Nah, it was very good! I had to very alert to take it in. As a layman it was instructive and not beyond me but I had to be switched ...
by Callum Todd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Clap for Heroes (previously known as Clap for Carers) is coming back this evening at 8. Was there a big debate on c4c around March/April time about this? I seem to remember one but can't find it - although admittedly I haven't looked very hard. I'm guessing you mean this thread ? Look harder next t...
by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89161

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Clap for Heroes (previously known as Clap for Carers) is coming back this evening at 8. Was there a big debate on c4c around March/April time about this? I seem to remember one but can't find it - although admittedly I haven't looked very hard.
by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 14676

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Since the beginning of October I've read: Stuff and Consciousness by Toby Pereira Why Can't We All Just Get Along? by Iain Dale How Not to Die by Dr Michael Greger Animal Farm by George Orwell 1984 by George Orwell Now on Time Lord Victorious: The Knight, The Fool and the Dead by Steve Cole. Up next...
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 18
Views: 4967

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Typically all of my exercise is social stuff like tennis/rounders etc as I can never motivate myself consistently to run/cycle etc alone, so lockdown and distancing culling uni combined with comfort eating has somewhat ruined me... up a strong 5 stone over 2020! Not optimistic for lockdown 3.0... D...
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 6623

Re: Genius things

This banter.
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:51 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Actually Google Maps was one of the reasons that made me get a smartphone.
I was going to ask if regular fold-out maps were too big and unwieldy for you, but then I remembered how big your phone was.