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by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 15 to 1
Replies: 45
Views: 14546

Re: 15 to 1

I may be heading for some sort of record, as I have been on the "short list" of contestants for three series, without ever being invited to appear. (Well, in the first series, they rang up one lunchtime and said "can you come tomorrow", but I don't think that counts.) Every so often I get a phone ca...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown/Scrabble Champion
Replies: 9
Views: 2757

Re: Countdown/Scrabble Champion

You can only beat who is put in front of you.

Well done to him!
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 5th September 2014 (Series 71, prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: Friday 5th September 2014 (Series 71, prelim 41)

I think the argument on "exeunts" was that although "exeunt" means "they leave", plural of "exit" (he, she or it leaves), an "exeunt" was also a pass given in public schools to allow a pupil off-site, so several pupils would be given "exeunts". So it was colloquial and incorrect use. A more common e...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 18494

Re: You Are The Ref

"Like Tim Krabbé and his vertical castling trick?" Something like that, at one stage the Laws were changed to say that the king was in check if it were attacked by "one or two" pieces, so I constructed a position where white was in check from two pieces and the solution was to move a piece which was...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 18494

Re: You Are The Ref

"1. It's a letters round. C1 declares 6, then C2 declares 6. You ask for C1's word, and he says MINUTE, pronouncing it like the unit of time. C2 says MINUTE, pronouncing it like the synonym for tiny. C2 has not written his word down, but insists he doesn't have to show his paper to C1 because he had...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 46
Views: 6690

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

I have only just found this - it's brilliant. and my trail of " played Tom Hargreaves in the semi-finals of Series 47... ... who played Chris Wills in the final of Series 47... ... who played Conor Travers in a special episode... ... who played Kirk Bevins in the quarter-finals of the 30th Birthday ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 26th May 2014 (series 70 prelim 88)
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Monday 26th May 2014 (series 70 prelim 88)

Thanks! I was actually in that pm and didn't bother to watch - typical.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 26th May 2014 (series 70 prelim 88)
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Monday 26th May 2014 (series 70 prelim 88)

Was this the same Simon Gillam who was on years ago? He used to work for Treasury in London (so might reasonably be a statistician) and I played chess against him in various competitions. Simon then moved to Scotland probably in the late 80s (off the top of my head). He then made one appearance on C...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed May 07, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 2nd May 2014 (Series 70, Prelim 78)
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Friday 2nd May 2014 (Series 70, Prelim 78)

Round 3: 50, 8, 4, 9, 1, 10. Target: 666

A rather nice alternative solution is available. Knowing that 37 x 3 =111, 37 x 6 = 222 etc...

50 - 9 - 4 = 37
10 + 8 = 18
37 x 18 = 666

and the crowd goes wild.
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 10709

Re: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014

Yes - great event. Thanks to all the organisers, also all the competitors for being so friendly.
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Peter Lee
Replies: 31
Views: 6465

Re: Peter Lee

Terrible news. I played him on his first appearance in 2002 and just beat him to the conundrum. He came up to me in the bar and gave me his notebook, with word lists, etc., saying, "You'll probably find this useful for the finals". What an incredibly kind gesture. Then he had to prepare another one ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Revenge of the Egghead
Replies: 33
Views: 7829

Re: Revenge of the Egghead

CJ can be an acquired taste. It appears to be an act when he's insulting the opposition, as he's usually fairly polite at the end. I have known him for years (through chess) and he can be really nice, sometimes a little grumpy!
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 1001 Things You Should Know
Replies: 22
Views: 5859

Re: 1001 Things You Should Know

"Great that it's coming back, but if they try to increase the chat/question one iota, I'll be pretty displeased." judging from the audition, that's just what will happen... also too many questions about "reality TV" and celebs. I thought I was rubbish but they invited me as an emergency contestant t...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 5th November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 85)
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Tuesday 5th November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 85)

"My personal favourite is TOCHUS, which is an informal North American term for someone's buttocks or anus."

I don't know the spelling, but the word derives from Yiddish. The Jewish colleague who told me this has since retired, so I can't ask him...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 23rd September 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 54)
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Monday 23rd September 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 54)

Valency is a measure of how many things can bond with an element. For example, hydrogen has a valency of 1 and oxygen is 2, hence water is "H-O-H". It is related to the number of electrons in the outside shell, where the element "wants" a full shell. Some elements have one theoretical valency, other...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 3rd September 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 40)
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Tuesday 3rd September 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 40)

Round 3: 100, 4, 4, 3, 2, 8. Target: 460.

C1: 498. (100 - 8) x (3 + 2) (10)
C2: 498. (4 + 8 + 3 + 100) x 4 (10)
Score: 25-10 (max 25)

If they declared 498, they shouldn't get points!
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 12th July 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 10)
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Friday 12th July 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 10)

"Round 8: D A T I S E R I S C1: SATIRISED (18) C2: tastier Score: 62–23 (max 85) Boom. Lovely from Maureen - where did that come from? She hasn't shown great consistency with her letters spotting but that is a touch of class. She wasn't 100% sure but it's there. Mark, feeling the pressure, can't eve...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed May 15, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 14th May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 42)
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Tuesday 14th May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 42)

"A housewife from Colchester, she also sings in a ladies' barber shop. "

What - she actually sings in the shop? :)
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 11th March 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 6)
Replies: 14
Views: 1591

Re: Monday 11th March 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 6)

I seem to recall in Series 47 that they stressed you must say if you hadn't written the solution down. I don't remember anyone then saying "I got the same but didn't write it down." Maybe the powers that be were getting uneasy and eventually took a stand. The current method of the second player show...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 28th February 2013 (30th Birthday Champs, 2nd SF)
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: Thursday 28th February 2013 (30th Birthday Champs, 2nd S

Unlucky with the "sulphated" - I wonder if Conor saw it and rejected it, or didn't see it? I totally missed it, as usual with chemical words, although obviously I normally see it as "sulfated".
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 24th January 2013 (30th Championship, R1 Game 5)
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Thursday 24th January 2013 (30th Championship, R1 Game 5

"Round 13: G T R D E O A U S C1: outgrades C2: OUTRAGES (8) DC: OUTRAGED (8) Score: 58–88 (max 99) Ouch, unlucky! David senses that it's a good time to gamble and who can blame him? His attempt at a nine is rejected by Susie though as you can't outgrade something and the game is over as a contest." ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 7th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P1)
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Monday 7th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P1)

Well done Tom! You would obviously still win against me...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 19th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 74)
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: Monday 19th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 74)

"No, the verb is TAXIS in the ODE3."

Thanks, but AAAARGH!
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 19th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 74)
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: Monday 19th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 74)

"Susie makes the mistake of saying that taxies is allowed"

Isn't it? "The aircraft taxies to the terminal"?
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 27 March 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 51)
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Tuesday 27 March 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 51)

It is indeed Portree - the largest (or perhaps "only") town on Skye. Bawtry is in Yorkshire.

Round 5: 100, 2, 1, 9, 10, 3. Target: 863.

C1: 867. 9*100-3*10-2-1 (7)
C2: 867. 9*100-3*10-2-1 (7)
RR: 863. ((100-10)+2*3)*9-1 (10)

Er, isn't 9 * (100-3) -10 a bit easier?
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 29th February 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 38)
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: Wednesday 29th February 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 38)

Well done Peter! When I managed to beat Peter 10 years ago (on a crucial conundrum where we seemed to press simultaneously - I thought he was first), he approached me in the bar and insisted I take his notebook full of training and preparation, a really nice gesture which was much appreciated. Obvio...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 20th February 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 31)
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Monday 20th February 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 31)

Well done Peter

Round 4: D F H E I O C D N

C1: CONFIDED (8)
C2: finched
Score: 15–21 (max 29)

I seem to remember he used a phantom letter against me as well...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 15th September 2011 (Series 65, Prelim 54)
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Thursday 15th September 2011 (Series 65, Prelim 54)

Round 2: M A H G E M Z S O

C1: HOMAGES (7)
C2: HOMAGES (7)
OT: MEGOHMS (7)

Scientifically speaking, I would expect MEGAOHMS (8), as you don't normally elide "A" when followed by "O" - Oxford might do something else of course!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 15 April 2011 (Series 64, Prelim 65)
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Friday 15 April 2011 (Series 64, Prelim 65)

"A selection bursting with Countdown favourites. If you’re a chemist, you might have seen SULFATE, but the jury is still out on whether Susie would allow it!" Well it is the international spelling so it should be allowed! I would never have seen it anyway. You could have lots or arguments if estroge...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 43071

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Suppose our "hero" encounters a real bank robbery, person trapped in burning building/car, etc. Is he going to get himself killed because the fake experiences make him feel immortal? I was a bit concerned that he didn't bother to slow the plane down when he landed, (which is a good idea to avoid cra...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu May 13, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 11 May 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 82)
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Tuesday 11 May 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 82)

"Dr. Hilary tells us that Edmund Hillary climed Everest 3 days before he was born and as such is why he became a Hilary (although spelt different from Edmund). He then says how curious it is that there are haemotologists with the surname Blood and orthopaedics surnamed Bone. Jeff chips in with a lov...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pick a number from 1 to 10
Replies: 42
Views: 3148

Re: Pick a number from 1 to 10

Oops - Thanks to Gavin Chipper for reminding me to give the answer.... I don't visit this site much nowadays. "The Chessbase (providers of databases for chessplayers) website recently advertised a competition where the many readers were asked to select a number between 1 and 100 where the winner wou...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 3rd March 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 38)
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Wednesday 3rd March 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 38)

One of the aims of my company is to "bring new innovations to market".
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 3725

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

"Someone should dig up the person who ran CoRed in Redhill. I'm fairly sure Kevin Thurlow's still alive." I am indeed. CoRed didn't get a huge entry, which is why I didn't run another one. I believe expense of getting there was a factor in the low attendance. Once a train goes anywhere near London, ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Defending you property
Replies: 125
Views: 5818

Re: Defending you property

"The Judge excused his decision by saying something along the lines of "he should not be taking the law into his own hands but should rely on the justice system" !!" The problem is that when the perps have run away you are not threatened any more, so the law says you should let them go... (This does...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 83
Views: 3391

Re: UK Citizenship Test

The National Speed Limit also varies depending on the type of vehicle you are driving, or if you are towing a trailer or caravan... I don't see why anyone should have to know the percentage of Muslims etc. Either you say "someone's religion is a matter only for that individual" and don't care, or yo...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Leotard Day
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: World Leotard Day

I would define a "mid-air somersault" as one that did not begin or end on the ground, but I agree it looks a bit silly.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Leotard Day
Replies: 4
Views: 598

World Leotard Day

Rejoice! The 12th November is World Leotard Day, honouring our hero Jules Leotard, born 1st August 1838 - died some time in 1870 of smallpox. He was the inspiration for the song, "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze", and the first to perform a mid-air somersault. He also designed the eponymo...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Nice Story
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

A Nice Story

From the Surrey Mirror (29th October 2009) Celebrating... A Countdown and quiz fanatic Janet's 100th birthday A Countdown connoisseur has celebrated her 100th birthday with a special visit from the mayor. Janet Stanley, an expert at the Channel 4 quiz show, was joined by friends and relatives for he...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 43071

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

"I don't follow. Why would that be shit? Actually looking over his shoulder would be pretty obvious, but I assume he's free to move around the boards as he chooses - he'll have to, unless he waits at each board for the next move to be played. What I mean is he has the board with & without move avail...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: United States of America
Replies: 61
Views: 2757

Re: United States of America

I've flown on Concorde, but not to USA. I'm sure the coast is very good, but what about Arches National Park, (and the other parks in that area) Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore etc...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: More Sportsmen On Countdown
Replies: 40
Views: 2560

Re: More Sportsmen On Countdown

They have had Alastair Stewart in DC plenty of times, who has been banned at least twice for drink-driving, Stephen Fry (problem with credit card), Jo Brand tells a story about being stopped for drink-driving (don't know if that's genuine or just for comedic effect), so I doubt they would worry abou...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Tour

See also

http://www.ivorysky.com/isihac/index.php

My favourite is the two gentlemen at the gramophone record library...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where can I deck out a payday advance with a common-sense in
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Where can I deck out a payday advance with a common-sense in

"Have you got anything without spam in it?"

Urgh! I love spam, I'm having spam, spam, baked beans and spam (etc.)
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Chess Thread

David is right - the ECF Grading System has indeed changed - see the English Chess equivalent of this forum for about 20 pages of comments! Conversion to FIDE is now ECF x 8, then add 650. So 100 = 1450 150 = 1850 200 = 2250 etc. The FIDE system is a bit inflationary, so players have to be over 2600...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Dr Pointless/Sir Pointless
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Dr Pointless/Sir Pointless

I didn't really like Peter Cushing, mainly as the first thing I saw him in was as Sherlock Holmes. Then I bought his autobiography (as it was a signed copy), and after I read it, I had completely changed my mind. And he was pretty good in other stuff, even a Laurel and Hardy film!
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Chess Thread

Both Dave Ledger and Simon Gillam (who are more than useful players) have appeared on Countdown in the old 9-round era.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Palindromes
Replies: 59
Views: 2086

Re: Palindromes

"For those who are religious (see separate thread) (no, don't) the first words spoken by man was a palindrome:

"Madam, I'm Adam""

And the reported answer was, "Eve"...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Names
Replies: 35
Views: 1272

Re: Names

"I freaked a girl out when I was temping for a while. She was a fellow temp, and her name was Suzanne. One day she mentioned her sister, so I said "was she named after a Leonard Cohen song as well?". She started accusing me of spying on her and her family, and would barely talk to me anymore!" Was t...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 43071

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

"OK - Inter Milan will beat Barcelona 2-1 tonight - I think the winner will be in injury time." Well they have got to play each other again... I did use a Derren Brown idea at the Indian Embassy when I needed to get a visa. The miserable guy behind the grille didn't want to take the letter of invita...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 43071

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

"Kieran Child wrote: If Someone tells you that the score for a football match was 2-1 to a certain team, you wouldn't watch a recording of the entire 90 minutes. Jon wrote.... I would if the match hadn't been played yet. And I'd be doubly more impressed if their prediction was correct, than if they ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Chess Thread

I do play chess, and write about it, as well as acting as arbiter. Current grade is 173, but happily after 7 games this season I'm averaging 219, which is pleasing obviously, but rather difficult to maintain. FIDE rating is 2070. I dislike internet chess and play mainly at my local club, plus a few ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 43071

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

I'm surprised at the absence of one line of thought about Friday's show. The real beauty of Friday's show is that he will get loads of people up and down the country trying to get x people to select numbers, trying to add them up, and then trying to divide by x. This must do something for numeracy i...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Names
Replies: 35
Views: 1272

Re: Names

Kieran Child wrote:THE resource for baby names: this.
Check the name after 'esperanza'.
Don't think I'll ever meet anyone called that :geek:
Good grief - although "Espen" is a reasonable enough name from Norway.....
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: United States of America
Replies: 61
Views: 2757

Re: United States of America

30 years ago, some Canadian relatives took me and other family members on an awesome 7 week trip through USA and Canada. The US leg was N Dakota, S Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Montana... Highlights were Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Arches Nati...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 43071

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

The explanation looks pretty good. I think a few magicians will be slightly concerned about the use of trick photography - it is not really considered "the done thing". But I suppose Blaine and Copperfield have done it as well... And DB is honest about being dishonest - he doesn't claim to be a psyc...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 43071

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Any "prediction" that is only revealed after the event has happened is going to be some sort of conjuring trick, usually sleight of hand. (But I'm sure he's use technology if he thought it best.) I didn't watch the programme, but did video it so maybe I'll spot something... I have seen his stage sho...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What would your entrance music and nickname be?
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

Re: What would your entrance music and nickname be?

"My walk on would be the same as my darts walk on which is Kylie Minogue's The Locomotion with me dancing the moves, swinging my hips, jumping up and jumping back as appropriate."

What, no YouTube link...?

I would like the shower-scene music from Psycho and I would be "The Ripper"