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by Ryan Taylor
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: 81 Questions

I take it you're from Northern Ireland...
by Ryan Taylor
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 2507

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Sophie & Joseph Krol
This one is the standout from your list. Anecdote please...
by Ryan Taylor
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 4081

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Me and Michelle went to Cook & Indi's World Buffet for a Sunday lunch yesterday. We had garlic naan and I had some lamb bhuna. We talked about this thread. I asked what a paratha was. Michelle asked if I'd even read this thread. There were no parathas at Cook & Indi's.
by Ryan Taylor
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 4081

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:03 pm
In Dishoom now with the Morricocks and Jono. This is on.
All 3 of them clearly don't care about the Liverpool v Spurs game then. Unless there's a TV in Dishoom. Poor form.
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 41
Views: 2443

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

Half inclined to count Ryan, who saw me at the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. I did not see him back, but I did hear him. "MAAAAAAARK", I heard. "That sounds like Ryan", I thought. Saw nothing. Got a text a few minutes later. Cracking day. Rained a lot. Did this happen? I had no recollection of this...
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 2507

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Heather Badcock
Matt Morrison
Michelle Nevitt (since we're counting this)
Josh Hurst (Student flat)
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

I'm pretty sure I remember seeing a picture of quite a few apterites in someone's house, like Lauren's or Amie's for someone's birthday celebrations. Had like 10 people or more in it I reckon.
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 499
Views: 36257

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:14 pm
People who order food and then later have no clue what they've ordered and either try to claim someone else's food or when their own food arrives sit there for half an hour while the waiter/waitress is shouting out to find out ordered it.
We want names Gevin.
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 305
Views: 26810

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I'm out of this year's Parkrun at Lincoln btw. I can't remember the last time I did a Parkrun, or even ran more than 1km in the last 6 months or so. I also don't see the point in having to get up early on Saturday to run in the cold and then get back to the Little Chef and find out they've ran out ...
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 2648

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

I prefer playing Bristol-style rather than Lincoln style because then I can be assured that the letter distribution is the same for everyone and that the letters are being shuffled properly.
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 305
Views: 26810

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I'm out of this year's Parkrun at Lincoln btw. I can't remember the last time I did a Parkrun, or even ran more than 1km in the last 6 months or so. I also don't see the point in having to get up early on Saturday to run in the cold and then get back to the Little Chef and find out they've ran out o...
by Ryan Taylor
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 7261

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

I think all past Co-events that Jono has attended need to be discarded from the record books and all titles removed. Sorry Jack Worsley.
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 1771

Re: Crisps

No mention of Mackie's Haggis and Black Pepper crisps - they are awesome. As are Tyrrell's Vegetable Crisps. Always a firm old favourite of mine as part of a meal deal depending on mood.
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5)
Oh God, is this the new way of describing things after the whole "hard" Brexit chat.
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Jon Corby
Replies: 32
Views: 2572

Re: Jon Corby

So, COLIN?
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10852

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt were not father and son. They were fifth cousins.
by Ryan Taylor
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 499
Views: 36257

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Martin Hurst wrote:People who unnecessarily "reply to all" - scum. Pure scum.
Mark Deeks wrote:People who put read receipts on emails.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37979456
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 7261

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

https://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/travelodge

Travelodge for £49.50 (£16.50 discount) with the above promotion.
by Ryan Taylor
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10852

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That it is teasmade and not teasmaid.

That Louis Braille was actually blind.
by Ryan Taylor
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 204
Views: 31811

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Image

Graeme Cole in this year's Apprentice.
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10852

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark Deeks wrote:Check your Snapchat.
Only just reinstalled Snapchat. I like how you sent your video before my one. GMTA. Your post-it notes must just be of higher quality. Or maybe it's because mine were near the end of the pack which makes them more likely to curl.
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10852

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird. I read that on some Buzz Feed thing fairly recently. So I tried it and it made no difference at all. Do you mean that they still "curled up all weird"? Because if so, your Post-It notes must be of inferior quality, ...
by Ryan Taylor
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 40
Views: 2571

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Marc Meakin wrote:After watching yet another historic failure by Ryan Taylor in a box awful quiz show
I've not been on Deal or No Deal.
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10852

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird. I read that on some Buzz Feed thing fairly recently. So I tried it and it made no difference at all. Do you mean that they still "curled up all weird"? Because if so, your Post-It notes must be of inferior quality, ...
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10852

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark Deeks wrote:If you peel Post-Its from the side and not the front, they don't curl up all weird.
I read that on some Buzz Feed thing fairly recently. So I tried it and it made no difference at all.
by Ryan Taylor
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you have any unusual habits?
Replies: 39
Views: 1676

Re: Do you have any unusual habits?

Sort of.
by Ryan Taylor
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you have any unusual habits?
Replies: 39
Views: 1676

Re: Do you have any unusual habits?

Double jointed right thumb:

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by Ryan Taylor
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you have any unusual habits?
Replies: 39
Views: 1676

Re: Do you have any unusual habits?

JimBentley wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:I hold pencils in an odd way, with my thumb on one side of the pencil, bent backwards, and the support of all four other fingers necessary on the other side
Ryan Taylor wrote:I do this too.
I'm guessing both of you are left-handed?
Nope.
by Ryan Taylor
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99594

Re: Ask Graeme?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Who has got the lowest percentage (above 0%) of conundrum solves from the total number of shows they have appeared in (including specials)?

Does anyone have 0%?
I imagine quite a lot of people have 0%.
Sorry, I meant 0% for 8 games or more. But lowest (positive) % can be for any contestant.
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99594

Re: Ask Graeme?

Who has got the lowest percentage (above 0%) of conundrum solves from the total number of shows they have appeared in (including specials)?

Does anyone have 0%?
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you have any unusual habits?
Replies: 39
Views: 1676

Re: Do you have any unusual habits?

Johnny Canuck wrote:I hold pencils in an odd way, with my thumb on one side of the pencil, bent backwards, and the support of all four other fingers necessary on the other side if my writing is to be good.
I do this too.
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 11117

Re: EU Referendum

Once again, it's the communities that did best by the EU (through grants, subsidies, protections etc.) are also the ones least affected by mass immigration, yet they are the ones that most vehemently voted "out". Anecdotally, I've found this the case too. Where I'm originally from (an East Yorkshir...
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 3620

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

- the letter and number tiles are absolutely tiny and squashed-up; might look good on 640x480 but nobody uses that anymore - the numbers entry interface defies belief; it has to be done in one line, however complex (and you have to use * instead of x for multiplications) - although there's a 30 sec...
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 3620

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

I just went on and managed to play a game. It wasn't long after declaring PLEURON and ALMONER that I was accused of cheating. After a bit of a chat about Countdown and apterous etc. it transpires that the IRC game thing was set up by jamesstanley (nickname on that channel) under the instruction of h...
by Ryan Taylor
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: On the mass noun restaurant rule
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: On the mass noun restaurant rule

If you were ordering SALMONS, would you not just say "two salmon"?
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 16)
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 16)

Yes just came to comment on that. In the RENDITION round Stephen gives DOTTIER andgets 7 points for it
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday June 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 23rd 2016

Very good game you two, as have all the finals games been. Well done Ann on squeaking through by a point again! We will be cheering you on in the final.

Also, minor brag - me and Michelle got RHIZOIDAL!
by Ryan Taylor
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 2744

Re: IMDB top 250

Charlie Reams wrote:218.
I did wonder if you would have seen most of them as I seem to recall you going through a phase when you were chipping away at IMDB's top 100.
by Ryan Taylor
Tue May 31, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 2744

Re: IMDB top 250

I always say that I'm not much of a film person and that I would rather read the wikipedia plot to find out about a film than watch it. It was surprising therefore that I notched up (what I think) is an impressive 67/250. Favourites : Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Dark Knight, Forrest Gump, Up...
by Ryan Taylor
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 499
Views: 36257

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who wear yellow jumpers.
by Ryan Taylor
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 499
Views: 36257

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't handshake in the conventional way, particularly after a game of 5's. Always awkward when you go in for a normal handshake and they're coming at you with their elbow bent and hand held high up. Are you meant to high-five them? Just grip them? Grip their hand in an arm-wrestling fashi...
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 10438

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Can just imagine the journalist writing this article trying to stifle his laughter at the irony: Entertainer, producer and reality television star David Gest has died in a London hotel aged 62, a statement from his friend says. He had planned to tour the UK in July with his latest show, called the D...
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99594

Re: Ask Graeme?

Maybe a random one this but who are the tallest players to appear on the show that you know of? I'm 6"4 and three quarters and Graham Nash just edged me being 6"5. There was a guy who appeared in the series after me called Danny Hamilton who was apparently 6"8. I would imagine Ryan Taylor is probab...
by Ryan Taylor
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Consistency
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Consistency

Sounds like you need the AA. Apterites Anonymous.
by Ryan Taylor
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Let's gamble
Replies: 36
Views: 2614

Re: Let's gamble

Put it all on Leicester to be relegated next season.
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Let's gamble
Replies: 36
Views: 2614

Re: Let's gamble

Jon O'Neill wrote: Zabana needs to perform.
:lol:
by Ryan Taylor
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Let's gamble
Replies: 36
Views: 2614

Re: Let's gamble

Victoria Pendleton to win the Foxhunter Chase on Pacha du Polder on Friday.
by Ryan Taylor
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 10-00 pm BBC2 Tonight. STEWART LEE'S COMEDY VEHICLE
Replies: 24
Views: 1315

Re: 10-00 pm BBC2 Tonight. STEWART LEE'S COMEDY VEHICLE

among the worst things I've ever read. Tediously overwrought, pretentious shite that you'd expect from the try-hard 'literary' journal of an 18-year-old vegan Communist who's just turned up at university and hasn't got round to signing up for the self-awareness module. Wait, are you talking about h...
by Ryan Taylor
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 305
Views: 26810

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Was close to a PB today but sadly couldn't quite make it. 13 seconds off with 20:52 although I ha it timed at 20:50. There were a couple of moments where I was what I'll call "coasting" - where I'm just on autopilot and not really thinking about the run, my breathing or my pace. It's these coasting ...
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd February
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd February

I always catch the last 10 minutes or so of the morning repeat and those last 10 minutes were pretty awkward viewing seeing the challenger not add to her score at all. And then her comment of "I just want to go home", despite bringing a sympathetic laugh from the audience, was painfully honest. But...
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: If all of us were to meet...
Replies: 22
Views: 2365

Re: If all of us were to meet...

Johnny Canuck wrote:This must be the chronologically largest BUMP in C4C history. When the last post before today's was made, Apterous wasn't even a thing yet.
And Ralph Gillions has passed on since.
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd February
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd February

I always catch the last 10 minutes or so of the morning repeat and those last 10 minutes were pretty awkward viewing seeing the challenger not add to her score at all. And then her comment of "I just want to go home", despite bringing a sympathetic laugh from the audience, was painfully honest. But ...
by Ryan Taylor
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deliberately Silly Factoids
Replies: 45
Views: 2262

Re: Deliberately Silly Factoids

Perhaps you could answer a question for me - what's the difference between the General Ignorance section and the rest of the programme? I've never been able to notice any difference. Well, I think it's just that the questions they ask in General Ignorance are often questions to which we think we kn...
by Ryan Taylor
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deliberately Silly Factoids
Replies: 45
Views: 2262

Re: Deliberately Silly Factoids

JimBentley wrote:
Fred Mumford wrote:I would like to compile an entire quiz based on misunderstood trivia, kind of like they used to do on Shooting Stars - "True or false - the Great Wall of China can only be seen from outer space?" Etc.
I also would like to do this...
Is this not just QI's General Ignorance section?
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10373

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

I'll bring a couple too as backup.
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Semi-Final 2 Spoilers For Thursday January 21st 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: CoC Semi-Final 2 Spoilers For Thursday January 21st 2016

Can you watch Countdown live on Channel 4's website or anything? I have pissing forgotten to watch everything every day. Yeah you can watch at this link http://www.channel4.com/now/c4. Thanks all for the comments so far, though I don't think I'm one of the best two contestants in this CoC - Giles w...
by Ryan Taylor
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Semi-Final 2 Spoilers For Thursday January 21st 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: CoC Semi-Final 2 Spoilers For Thursday January 21st 2016

Yeah once again extremely high standard and Jen did well to get back into it after Dan's 9. As Steven says, I think we did have the 4 best players in the semi-finals and we've now got what I would have said were the top 2 in the competition to start with so I'm really looking forward to it. Dylan vs...
by Ryan Taylor
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Semi-Final 1 Spoilers For Wednesday January 20th 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: CoC Semi-Final 1 Spoilers For Wednesday January 20th 2016

Quite a poor quality game really missing GAUDIEST and RAINWASH. None of them deserved to win.