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by Joseph Bolas
Sat May 02, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1 May
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Apologies to all for the delay, but I have finally got around to posting the recap (although it's not really impressive :oops:).
by Joseph Bolas
Sat May 02, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 1st May 2009 (Series 60, Game 61)
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Friday 1st May 2009 (Series 60, Game 61)

Countdown recap for Friday 1 May 2009. C1: Champion Hamish Williamson (2 wins, 208 points.) C2: Challenger John Marsom. DC: Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth (Making his 300th appearance today in DC). RR: Rachel Riley. JS: Jeff Stelling. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: M S U O N S A B I R02: D Q N W...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Apprentice - Series 5
Replies: 49
Views: 3466

Re: The Apprentice - Series 5

After tonight's episode I'm coming round a bit to James (though I still think he lacks the likeability factor to win!) but the highlight had to be Margaret's fantastic expressions when following them around with the rug!! Pure gold. :D James's reaction to when Ben said that he was going to bring hi...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tastes in comedy
Replies: 72
Views: 1866

Re: Tastes in comedy

I like Jason Manford as well, but he wasn't on the list.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tastes in comedy
Replies: 72
Views: 1866

Re: Tastes in comedy

If you were able to pick more than one option, out of that list, I would pick:

Jo Brand
Jack Dee
Jimmy Carr
Alan Carr
and Gyles Brandreth
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 53572

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Howard Somerset and Callum Laddiman :D
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Apprentice - Series 5
Replies: 49
Views: 3466

Re: The Apprentice - Series 5

Kate was quite awful at times in the catering task (week 2 I think)...Ben was the chief architect of their team's success this week. Still, it was never gonna take much to beat Pantsman. James is becoming more competent each week, but remains an idiot. The idiot IMO would have to be Philip, especia...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Songs In Games
Replies: 57
Views: 2231

Re: Favourite Songs In Games

Nah. Passing Breeze is the original and best. Sounds even better in the arcade. 4'56 is my PB for completing the course - one of my favourite pounds sterling spent in recent memory! Jeff My PB so far is 4'40, via route 'D' (going Right, Left, Right, Right) and this route is meant to actually be the...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Curious Words Round 3: The Nemesis of Xerxes
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Curious Words Round 3: The Nemesis of Xerxes

Dinos Sfyris wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:1. STRENGTHS?
My first thought, but plurals are not allowed as conundrums.
I thought that too, but I couldn't think of anything else at the time :oops:. I think I am wrong with that guess.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113214

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello, Im Elinor (El), I was introduced to this site by a colleague who has appeared on Countdown today(well done Julie!!), and as she has become so addicted to this site, I thought I would join her!! Im 28,a dental care coordinator from Scotland and have fond student memories of watching Countdown...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Curious Words Round 3: The Nemesis of Xerxes
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Curious Words Round 3: The Nemesis of Xerxes

Here's my guesses for three of them:

1. STRENGTHS?
3. CABBAGE
6. TOE?
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113214

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome to the forum Mark and Andrew.
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Songs In Games
Replies: 57
Views: 2231

Re: Favourite Songs In Games

Just recently, Outrun Online Arcade came out for the Xbox on the Live Arcade and Splash Wave is one the best pieces of music I have heard.
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A Question of Genius
Replies: 43
Views: 2726

Re: A Question of Genius

Jojo Apollo wrote:Here's the iplayer link for the Grand Final for those that haven't seen it yet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... pisode_25/
Thank you for posting the link Jojo :)
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Namagrams - Forum members
Replies: 41
Views: 2937

Re: Namagrams - Forum members

I can't find my name in the list :(. Joseph - my profound apologies. I really didn't want to say "O! Help ass job." However, how about these for alternatives: HE SLOPS A JOB ....... No - that's probably not a good description of you ..... or if you fancy a pint at some time, how about trying: ALE S...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Texas hold 'em poker
Replies: 95
Views: 2454

Re: Texas hold 'em poker

I would like to play in a tournament online at Pokerstars but I don't think you can do freeroll tournaments can you? (In other words you have to play for real money.) You can't play poker properly if there is no money at stake. It's a touch easier between friends, but still, it's not real. I would ...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Texas hold 'em poker
Replies: 95
Views: 2454

Re: Texas hold 'em poker

I play at numerous places, have made a good few quid over the years, but not really enough to live off. Would be interesting to play you lot... During the era of the Mailing List, there was an one-off online poker tournament arranged by Scott Kenyon . I think if there was enough interest, we should...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 17th April 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 51)
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Friday 17th April 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 51)

Neil Zussman wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:I have now corrected Round 10 :D.
No you haven't. Should be a plus after the 25. :P But only a minor error.
:oops: Now its correct :lol:
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Namagrams - Forum members
Replies: 41
Views: 2937

Re: Namagrams - Forum members

I can't find my name in the list :(.
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Weakest Link
Replies: 204
Views: 11017

Re: The Weakest Link

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:Didn't one of the people in their closing speech call him 'Dino'?
Yeh, it sounded like 'Deano'.
That was Ian IIRC. I thought he said Dino as in the Flintstone's Dino :P
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 17th April 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 51)
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Friday 17th April 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 51)

Ta for the quick recap Bolas. Just a little note: the brackets need adjusting in Rd 10. Well spotted Kai :). I have now corrected Round 10 :D. I actually rushed the recap (so I missed out any notes and spots by forumites etc) because I had to go somehwere, but the place closed 15 minutes earlier th...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 17th April 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 51)
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Friday 17th April 2009 (Series 60, Prelim 51)

Countdown recap for Friday 17 April 2009. C1: Champion Shane Roberts (6 wins, 573 points.) C2: Challenger George Robertson. DC: Susie Dent and David Lloyd. RR: Rachel Riley. JS: Jeff Stelling. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: C E G O R I H E R R02: C O N D A S E T U R03: V I B A S E D O M R04: U I...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th April
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th April

Does anyone know off the top of their head, what Shanes overall score is so far?
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 53572

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday Simon Cooper :)
by Joseph Bolas
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: In the real world
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: In the real world

Also as well, do you guys put that you've been on Countdown on your CV? I had it on for a while and in a couple of previous jobs, interviewers inevitably asked me about it and in one job several years ago, everyone found out and it got the point where it became aggravating. I don't know about anyon...
by Joseph Bolas
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veggies
Replies: 106
Views: 2973

Re: Veggies

I also missed the whole point of this. I was going to compare it to member's ratings, but now realise that votes are private. SO unless people tell me what they chose, it's not really going to work!. I went for other, because I don't have any dietary specialties etc but nor do I eat anything and ev...
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Adding letters to form words
Replies: 32
Views: 2107

Re: Adding letters to form words

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:So far for 'X', I can get down to 7 letters
You aren't trying:

X
OX
COX
COAX
COXAE
COAXER
EXACTOR
EXACTORS
I was going from X --> XI :D (although there is probably longer that way too)
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Street View thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1325

Re: Street View thread

They haven't done Liverpool yet so can't street view where I live. Where do you live then, Joseph? I live in Cedar Street, Bootle (L20 3HF). They haven't done Liverpool yet so can't street view where I live. Erm I was looking at the wonders of Anfield, Toxteth and London Road in the town centre thi...
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113214

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome to the forum James and Andrew :)
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Apprentice - Series 5
Replies: 49
Views: 3466

Re: The Apprentice - Series 5

Ben Wilson wrote:God I remember that boardroom encounter, Michael and his 'everything good about the advert was a result of my doing'. I believe Adrian Chiles called him an 'odious little twat'. Me, I'd rather have called him an odious little twat with a concave face.
The Kosher incident was brilliant as well :D
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Street View thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1325

Re: Street View thread

They haven't done Liverpool yet so can't street view where I live.
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Countdown Scattergories 8

Here are all the actual maxes for all the rounds from the past 8 games (although some are obvious): R01: T H C A E R N G I - CATERING, CHARTING, CHEATING, CREATING, EARTHING, INGATHER, REACHING, REACTING, RETCHING, TEACHING R02: A E B K S R E A B - BEAKERS R03: Y P L O A E S D T - TADPOLES R04: L M ...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2009
Replies: 25
Views: 730

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2009

Kai Laddiman wrote:My TV broke for Rds 1-3, can someone please give me the selection and words?
The selections were:

R01. V E I A T D L J O
R02. S P N A E I C H T
R03. A E E X Q H A N S

Can't remember the words though, sorry Kai.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Countdown Scattergories 8

For anyone who wants to actually know the average scores, they are as follows: 1st - Jon Corby: 89 (1 game) 2nd - Ben Hunter: 88.5 (1 game) 3rd - Ian Fitzpatrick: 86 (2 games) 4th - Callum Laddiman: 85.5 (6 games) 4th - Jon O'Neill: 85.5 (3 games) 4th - Frank Rodolf: 85.5 (2 games) 7th - Kirk Bevins...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Countdown Scattergories 8

I BEAT MY BRO! PS. OUTRIDE was mentioned. Corrected (I had deleted OBTRUDE instead, which had not been mentioned). If you were to take the overall scores from all 8 games, the leaderboard looks like this: 1st - Kai Laddiman: 661 (8 games) 1st - Rosemary Roberts: 661 (8 games) 3rd - Callum Laddiman:...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Countdown Scattergories 8

The competition has now closed :) The winner of the last Countdown Scattergories game is Rosemary Roberts :) The overall scoreboard came out as follows: 1st - Rosemary Roberts: 95 2nd - Kai Laddiman: 93 2nd - Ian Fitzpatrick: 93 4th - Neil Zussman: 91 5th - Dinos Syfris: 85 Everyone's guesses and sc...
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113214

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome to the forum Kevin and Gilad.
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 3rd April 2009 (Series 60, Game 41)
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Friday 3rd April 2009 (Series 60, Game 41)

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Oliver Garner wrote:tailors as an equaller for round 9
Yeh, there are quite a few others.
I forgot to press the "find automatically" button :oops:.

All corrected now :)
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Adding letters to form words
Replies: 32
Views: 2107

Re: Adding letters to form words

So far for 'X', I can get down to 7 letters and for 'Z' I can get down to 8 letters:

X
XI
SIX
AXIS
TAXIS
TAXIES
FIXATES

Z
ZO
ZOO
OOZE
OOZES
OZONES
SNOOZER
SNOOZERS
by Joseph Bolas
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 3rd April 2009 (Series 60, Game 41)
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Friday 3rd April 2009 (Series 60, Game 41)

Countdown recap for Friday 3 April 2009. C1: Champion Joe Caruana (1 win, 68 points.) C2: Challenger Sue Keable. DC: Susie Dent and Jerry Springer. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: O U E S L R L M A R02: D T N M E I E V S R03: I A O N P P T E B R04: W S T X I O I D R R05: 75, 3, ...
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 31st March
Replies: 48
Views: 2320

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 31st March

Ben Hunter wrote:ARSONIST as beater in that round with INSOFAR.
There was only one 'S' Ben in the selection.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Audition
Replies: 31
Views: 1097

Re: The Audition

Ian Dent wrote:How does it all work?
This thread, gives you an idea of the audition I had back in 2003. I can't remember the time limits per round though.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113214

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome to the forum Barry and James.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Countdown Scatterogries 8

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:No, it's not working for me either, been trying all morning, just got back in and tried it again - no joy.
I've just come back in from college and Apterous is working again :)
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Re: Countdown Scatterogries 8

Kai Laddiman wrote:Hmmm. I was incredibly excited in anticipation of Countdown Scattergories 8, but I all I got was Countdown Scatterogries 8. :cry:
:lol: I have now corrected it Kai :P.

Apterous ain't working for me at the moment (well at least at my end :() so I am not sure if people can use the Lexplorer.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

I didn't intend for such disagreements about what typing is or isn't... To give credit to both sides: 1) I think this set is kinda crappy compared to my last set, but I couldn't really think of anything decent ;) and 2) The typing style is standardized, which is why you will probably have bumps on ...
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 8
Replies: 19
Views: 1408

Countdown Scattergories 8

This is the eighth instalment of the Countdown Scatergories game. Below are 10 word rounds and for each round you are to find a word of a specific length. The idea is to come up with a word, that you think will be the least mentioned by the other players. For each round, there are only 7 possible an...
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 27th March 2009 (Series 60, Game 36)
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Friday 27th March 2009 (Series 60, Game 36)

Mike Brown wrote:Nice recap, Allan - going the extra mile is always appreciated!
IAWTP. Very nice recap Allan :D
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: British Summertime
Replies: 24
Views: 1075

Re: British Summertime

Just a bump of this thread for any new members who aren't sure how to change the time on the forum, as the clocks went forward one hour last night. Click on User Control Panel and then click on the Board Preferrences tab. There you will find the option Summer Time/DST is in effect . Click Yes , to c...
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wordplay on FIVE
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Yep saw the first show, figure a few Scrabblers will be on it too. The final prize is pitiful though. They had all this bit with cheques and a safe that resembled a goldfish bowl and it's £500 if you win. I know it carries over if they don't win but even still - the godawful phone-in competitions t...
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113214

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome to the forum Lesley and Darren :)

The best of luck to you Darren with your application.
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever
Replies: 78
Views: 8254

Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Jason Larsen wrote:Tracey, I thought Joseph Bolas said the ferret incident was removed from Youtube.
Sorry Jason, but if you look here, you will see that I said that a video to do with Carol Vorderman (a rude song) had been removed from YouTube and not Richard and the ferret incident :)
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 113214

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome to the forum Steve.
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Kieran Child wrote:Left hand:
qwertasdfgzxcvb
Right hand:
yuiophjklnm,.
Thanks
I originally saw EIGHTY for the highest number, but had to Google it because of the 'G' and came across the picture I posted above :D.
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wordplay on FIVE
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Kirk Bevins wrote:Does anyone know if FIVE have a watch again feature online or does anyone know where I could see a clip of this show as I'm at work when it's on. Many thanks.
Nope, FIVE don't have a watch online feature Kirk. You could pull a sickie :P then you can watch it :lol:
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Number-names
Replies: 29
Views: 1497

Re: Number-names

Kieran Child wrote:Very well done Howard :)
IAWTP. Nicely solved Howard :D
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Scattergories 7
Replies: 36
Views: 2532

Re: Countdown Scattergories 7

Just a reminder that Countdown Scatergories 8 will start in about 3 hours :D
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

If unsure of the keyboard ones, you could always use a picture off the internet:

http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/%7Egreg/images/keyboard.png
by Joseph Bolas
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Numbers: Round 2. Attack of Zygon

Kieran Child wrote:7) What's the largest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
8) What's the smallest number that can be typed using alternating hands on a keyboard?
I think the answer for #7 is EIGHTY and for #8, I get the answer SIX.
by Joseph Bolas
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Lowest sum of primes
Replies: 26
Views: 1858

Re: Lowest sum of primes

If the answer is 1,287, I posted this solution above: 503 + 401 + 89 + 83 + 67 + 61 + 47 + 29 + 5 + 2, but I have been told that there is another way to make 1,287. That was it. You can also swap the final digits of 503 and 29 and instead have 509 and 23. This is the other solution Howard mentioned...