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by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Offensive Words
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Offensive Words

This has been my soap opera for the day. Watching this debate escalate in the Scrabble facebook groups has been fascinating (the discussions here in particular). It is so contentious that some groups have limited chat to just one thread, and one of the biggest groups has imposed a blanket ban on any...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Great! Very hard to call. I'll go with:- Dan beats Elliott Hazel beats Bradley Jonathan beats Steve Conor beats Ian Conor beats Dan Hazel beats Jonathan Conor beats Hazel. I'm up to date with Zoomdown, having caught up with most of the recent episodes on the TV version of YouTube a few days after br...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)

***NB. Due to the times we live in, this will be a socially distanced event, with hand sanitiser readily available through the day.*** Yes, it's back for 2020, just about. We'll be running the 4th annual edition of Co:Wat in mid August this year, just after Ireland enters the final stage of the comi...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Spam
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Spam

The question is:
Do we want to ban the entire Ashton Hancock collective*,
Or is it amusing / harmless enough that it doesn't warrant tough action?

(*Ashton, Martin, Callum, Maureen, Mark Nial... and probably others I've forgotten about)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Bullying
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Bullying

I have to assume Mark Murray, S70 champ?
Welcome to the forum Mark, and thanks for your honesty re: Ashton.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 26
Views: 1755

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Does a crush on a cartoon character count as weird? If so, back in the 1990's there was a playstation game called "Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo", and I used to refer to Ryu as my sexy little babe... He didn't seem to mind, and still won plenty of battles on my behalf against the dastardly Hsien-Ko....
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ratio of letters to numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 2731

Re: Ratio of letters to numbers

2008 Gevin knew his shit!
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by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 3047

Re: Cummings and goings

It was outrageous!
That some intelligent British people (e.g. Callum on this thread, for instance) don't get why it was top of the news for days, goes to show how bad ye have it over there as regards the acceptance of buffoonery replacing governance.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown
Replies: 24
Views: 6746

Re: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown

I appreciate that that is an attempt at humility, Ronan, but it's not sensible. Your current Apto rating is higher than what plenty of series champs had when they won their series. That qualifies you as one of the "best Apterites who have yet to appear", unless the bar for that is higher than 'poten...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: ZoomDown

C4C just became relevant again! :D

(btw, Paul and Ben, and anyone else who cares... my ISP finally did whatever jiggery pokery was required to unblock this forum on my wifi!)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown
Replies: 24
Views: 6746

Re: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:46 am
Myself.
I like how Ronan started the thread hoping someone would name him, then eventually had to just do it himself.
The inclusion of Ronan among these names makes far more sense in June 2020 than it did in June 2019...
Serious improvement!
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 9806

Re: SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:35 pm
it's almost certainly a case of when rather than if.
So many mixed up phrases used here.
"If rather than when" no doubt?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Ha, they had to reset the whole damn thing!
How many times did you vote, James?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :oops: ;)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 12952

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013

Retrospective apologies to Wayne for how much of a little shit I was Nope. You don't need to apologise for anything. (Well, perhaps for becoming a dull, cowed 27 year old! :lol: ) That is one of the worst things about the Countdown community: the tendency among some of the louder, more abrasive cha...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun May 31, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]
Replies: 16
Views: 1363

Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Lads cmon it's pointless, Charlie clearly can't see any of this shit, just like... erm, Charlie said.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 2733

Re: A massive apology to you all.

Well, that's confirmed it for me.
The countdown community has its own personal Helen Lovejoy now, which is pretty hilarious.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 2733

Re: A massive apology to you all.

This is an outrage! :o
Are Maureen and Callum aware that you've been on here impersonating their husband and grandad?!
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

Phil Makepeace wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:02 am
called The Chesspit. Give us a listen and a subscribe.
Epic name! :mrgreen:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Preferred format for event finals
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Preferred format for event finals

The first option assumes that an event might have consistency throughout, and suddenly change format for the final only. (e.g. CO:LON 2020... which is probably why the poll exists) What about if various formats are used in equal measure throughout the event? (e.g. if the preliminaries are 9R, but t...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 211
Views: 25064

Re: You Are The Ref

Callum Todd wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:04 am
If anyone else would like to offer me some conundrum coaching, there is now a vacancy.
Dan McColm, very reasonable hourly rate, though you would have to pay for the first 50 lessons in advance...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 211
Views: 25064

Re: You Are The Ref

Fiona T wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:47 am
Have just replayed the slow motion replay on 0.25 speed - it is a dead heat.
+1.
Callum moves first. His hand goes up, then down. But if you are judging by when the hands actually hit the table, it could not be more simultaneous.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]
Replies: 7
Views: 2584

Re: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]

Just made another video based on my shows from 3 years ago:-
https://youtu.be/x6UZFNauHSQ
This video contains 30 of my best letters rounds, and the cumulative maximum score is 250pts.
Play along and see how much of the max you can secure...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 69
Views: 25919

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Badges (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant on CD before*): 12 Medals (7+ length maxes not previously submitted as a max by a contestant or DC on CD before**): 7 Sorry for dredging up an old topic, but... does anyone know - these medals and badges; is there an easy way...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 13
Views: 1800

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:21 am
Is COUNTDOWN worthy of respect as a game?
Callum Todd wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:30 pm
I have recently endeavoured to take up chess.
No Callum, it is! :shock:
Countdown is worthy of respect as a game. Don't abandon it on my account! :D
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 211
Views: 25064

Re: You Are The Ref

Ok then... my picks are:- 1c. (it's a correct answer, and Alice was first to the buzzer.) 2b. (once again, Alice should not suffer for the incompetence of the organiser.) 3c. (only if the warning had been given in every other conundrum round.) 4b. (easy one... though I think IRL, 4a was chosen, assu...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]

I finally submitted my vote for this today... because I believe the strongest series is indeed the one that the majority here have voted for, i.e. Series 69. The other series that got votes in the poll (so far) are:- Series 19 (aka one of the weakest series known to mankind) Series 41 (aka the 3rd s...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Catchword! I was genuinely sick from school, but had to fake it for two extra days so I could see the rest of the champion's run... I can't remember her name, but she was a very elegant and impressive oul granny whose floccinaucinihilipilification of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis ble...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Focal Talk podcast Episode 2 out now (featuring Ben Wilson and Conor Travers)
Replies: 13
Views: 2056

Re: Focal Talk podcast Episode 2 out now (featuring Ben Wilson and Conor Travers)

I listened through the first hour so far. It's enjoyable, though it could probably do with being snappier. Regarding the Podcast name... ye need to think of a good alternative name and fast. If you want this to be a thing discoverable by fans of Countdown and words games, who aren't part of the cliq...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 64
Views: 9793

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

The update has found a slightly shorter route... Eoin Jackson... played Noel McIlvenny in the quarter-finals of Series 77... ... who played Tom Chafer-Cook in the semi-finals of Series 77... ... who played Martin Smith in Series 77... ... who played David O'Donnell in Series 58... ... who played Chr...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 64
Views: 9793

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Eoin Jackson played Noel McIlvenny in the quarter-finals of Series 77... ... who played Chris Feetenby in series 77... Who played Andy Bodle in the semi-finals of Series 26... ... who played Damian Eadie in the quarter-finals of the Championship of Champions VII... ... who played Chris Hawkins in t...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 64
Views: 9793

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Eoin Jackson played Noel McIlvenny in the quarter-finals of Series 77... ... who played Tom Chafer-Cook in the semi-finals of Series 77... ... who played Bradley Horrocks in the final of Series 77... ... who played James Kennedy in the quarter-finals of Series 77... ... who played Iain Macdonald in ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 26)
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 26)

Excellent! :D Great to see you back on the show, and -touch wood- hurtling headlong toward Octochampdom! S56 was one of the first series of countdown that I watched all of... and it was bizarre on my first day on Apterous to be playing one of the contestants from it. All the best with the rest of yo...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is COUNTDOWN worthy of respect as a game?
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

Re: Is COUNTDOWN worthy of respect as a game?

Mark James wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:20 pm
If you have to ask, the answer is no.
But if the person asking the question was an ill-informed muppet (anseo!), then perhaps not?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is COUNTDOWN worthy of respect as a game?
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

Is COUNTDOWN worthy of respect as a game?

Is it a good enough game to justify the attention it gets from a such a highly dedicated fan community? Does the attention it gets, elevate it to the status of 'good enough'? And if it is indeed good enough to be worthy of some degree of respect from people who play 'proper' games like Scrabble or C...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Mental health accessibility at FOCAL events - ideas/suggestions please
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Mental health accessibility at FOCAL events - ideas/suggestions please

This system would not be mandatory for all events, and at first would be advertised as being used on a trial basis. It would simply be a note on the event page on the FOCAL website saying 'buddy system available for players with anxiety', with a link to an explanation of the system. If it was manda...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 23
Views: 4719

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

but may I ask: if not the 21st, then from which century would like us to draw our ideas? No century. Because you don't need a Code of Conduct. You also don't need audited accounts, police vetting, an AGM, quarterly meetings, independent event adjudicators, shareholders or a memorandum of associatio...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 23
Views: 4719

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

Oh, and to be bit more constructive, I recommend the code of conduct specify a ban on geatoning, and on Annie Humphries impressions. ;)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 23
Views: 4719

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

I suppose the point is that quite often we find ourselves in a position where we have to interact with strangers, and we don't have to sign a code of conduct every time we do this. I didn't have to sign one last time I went into Tesco's and interacted with the checkout person. I didn't have to sign...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Preferred format for event finals
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Preferred format for event finals

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:40 pm

But unlike with our parliamentary voting system, a more nuanced analysis of the poll is possible before any action is taken
Maybe I'm taking this too seriously... hmmm :lol:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Preferred format for event finals
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Preferred format for event finals

Callum, my point (using eggs as an example) is that the poll question reads like this (to me):- Should the format of the event be switched for the final? a) No. b) A version of yes. c) A 2nd version of yes. d) A 3rd version of yes. e) idgaf. Anyway, I must say the idgaf option was very tempting the ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Preferred format for event finals
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: Preferred format for event finals

The first option assumes that an event might have consistency throughout, and suddenly change format for the final only. (e.g. CO:LON 2020... which is probably why the poll exists) What about if various formats are used in equal measure throughout the event? (e.g. if the preliminaries are 9R, but th...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has the sky fallen in yet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Has the sky fallen in yet ?

Better still, you could actually reach the age and have many records and documents to support it. Not that that will stop Gevin from discrediting you of course. Mellor , sorry I mean GEVIN , your application for "forum troll 2020" has been successful. Ashton Hancock will be along shortly to pass yo...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Welcome to the 2020 season! :) The creation of this thread was spurred on by some very sad news... I just heard this masterpiece from the Lithuanian selection, only to learn it was eliminated on Saturday night last! :( It finished a lowly 9th of 12 songs. (Don't click unless you have some tissues ha...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Wiki Feedback (re: contestant pages)
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Wiki Feedback (re: contestant pages)

I understand that people consented to be on TV and have their information broadcast to the nation (and potential for the rest of time on cable channels) To me, that part of your response is the only bit that has relevance. Anything broadcast on the programme is fair game for inclusion on the wiki.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]

Ok... I have been looking through some of the stats, (I'm not finished with this yet... a lot done, more to do) and I have a feeling the top 5 strongest series may stack up in this sort of an order* (this will probably end up being wrong, but hopefully close enough to correct) #5. - 2015's ...S72 (f...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XVI results
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: COLIN XVI results

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:22 pm
I'm looking forward to being seeded at the bottom again next year!
Ah, the infamous Saturday night at the Travel Lodge after COLIN.
I had heard the rumours! ;)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]

And here's another question...

If you were to look at two aspects of a series in isolation from one another, i.e:
1. The strength and depth of the field over the 100 or so heat games.
2. The strength of the finals (QF, SF, GF) alone.

...would the same series top both lists?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]

What matters when talking about a strongest series is how good the players were during the series... And when I say players, I'm talking all 100-ish (or 50-ish in the early days) players over the entire series. How exciting / tense the matches were is irrelevant (that would count if you were trying ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Poll: The strongest series? [S01-S81]

From your knowledge, which do you feel was -overall- the strongest series so far?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: Contestants by Region: IRELAND

While we're at it... who was the first Irish contestant on the show?
Seems to me there were no NI contestants till Danny McMullan in S14, and no-one from the republic till the mighty Tim Morrissey in S17.
Was there a "UK only" (or possibly "Britain only") rule in place in the early days?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: Contestants by Region: IRELAND

Thanks for the input Bradley & Tom! I'll update the OP with your replies. unless you discount Gerry for living in the UK. If we did that, we'd have to discount Mark Murray! :o :shock: :? :oops: No. This is as inclusive a list as possible. I'd nearly include Conor Travers for declaring for "Ireland" ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Wiki Feedback (re: contestant pages)
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Wiki Feedback (re: contestant pages)

1. The pages that have no picture and simply say "X was a contestant in series Y" with a summary of their game(s) in a table beneath. These pages need not exist. They give no info that wasn't already available from the overall Series summary page. I disagree with this, and stuff can be added later,...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Contestants by Region: IRELAND

Having scoured* the wiki for any traces of shamrock, I have come up with three lists. 1. Contestants from Ireland. 2. Contestants from Northern Ireland. 3. Contestants who might be from Ireland (North or South). (The 3rd list is based on guesswork and hunches, usually bcoz they have an Irish-soundin...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Wiki Feedback (re: contestant pages)
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Wiki Feedback (re: contestant pages)

I set about trying to compile a list of the Irish contestants who have taken part over the years... and in so doing I have visited thousands of contestant pages from S01-S82. While these are fresh in my mind, I have feedback... 1. The pages that have no picture and simply say "X was a contestant in ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:37 pm
I was walking down Lincoln high street once and saw Danny Cowley walking toward me giving me the evils.

I also got the evils once from Jeremy Kyle but that was at the Countdown studios so shouldn't really count.
You have wronged many celebrities, it seems!
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Katrina from Katrina and the waves pushed me into the middle of a bar brawl/scuffle in a gay bar in Waterford, to try and bide time before the brawl reached her and her friend. Since then I tend to sing "bitch starts a fight, in every corner of the bar" rather than "love shine a light, in every corn...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1343
Views: 295081

Re: Ask Graeme?

Quite likely to have been asked before, but in case it hasn't, and you know;
Graeme, how many Octochamps have solved all 8 conundrums in their heat games?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?
Replies: 22
Views: 2227

Re: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?

I'd also question how many people you'd put on an "unluckiest" list. I'd probably be looking for 10 or so people over the whole history of Countdown, rather than every player who won a handful of games or averaged more than about 80. Ah now Gevin! Where's the fun in that? I reckon a list of around ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?
Replies: 22
Views: 2227

Re: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?

From one point of view, I could be considered unlucky perhaps, but from another I've had a great experience that I wouldn't change at all, so sometimes you just gotta run with the hand you're dealt. Quite right! Perspective makes a difference. You could argue that the likes of Dinos S and Mark M we...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dictionary Revisal
Replies: 32
Views: 2367

Re: Dictionary Revisal

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:35 am
This will answer a couple.
Christ on a bike! :shock:
That site was so good.
We need a modern day equivalent...

Cheers for the link.