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by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

By virtue of being a fussy eater, I am *almost* vegetarian...
Won't eat beef, steak, lamb, pork, bacon, venison, eggs, or any seafood.
It's not an issue of principle, but I am often grateful when a vegetarian option is available.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7500

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

Not going to spell it out for you...
But each of these numbers is relevant to my CD run.

77, 8, and 778.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7500

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

Summary for Eoin Jackson......... I've been looking forward to this for months now. It reads a little better than I had anticipated. I love that SATANISE gets a medal. We already had HEARSE for 6, OMINOUS for 7, and MORTALISE for 9, so S77 needed a good 8 to complete that set. I have your back, JC!...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 68)
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 68)

Thanks Jojo!

Yep, I had fun, even though the initial nerves were almost strong enough to affect the experience. By show 6 it was just enjoyable.
Elliott... I love your grinch impersonation. Top trolling!
P.S. What adjective have you got for me?! ;)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)

Did I hear "only an 8" used in a round today? I know... don't remind me Elliott. That was the major cringe moment watching back today. It seemed such a juicy set, I was convinced there would be a 9... I know now (from the wiki) that there wasn't one, but there were 13 different 8's available, so st...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:55 pm
What about your pronunciation of GIAOUR where you basically just made a noise? :lol:
That was the realisation of a long held fantasy!
Or possibly a genuine inability to pronounce it...?
One of those two.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)

Little bit of inside info about this game... Jacob was a last minute stand-in player. Someone by the name of Emily (not Cox! ;)) got cold feet and pulled out on the day. So fair play to him for stepping up. Watching yourself back on TV is a bit cringey... but my first real face-palm moment came in t...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 461
Views: 78310

Re: Is Apterous down?

Just came back!
Just me in the room though...

UPDATE: And Jason now...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 461
Views: 78310

Re: Is Apterous down?

That numbers thing was one of the craziest things I've seen on the site, and that's saying a lot!
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 461
Views: 78310

Re: Is Apterous down?

Q: Is Apterous down?
A: Yes. Yes it is...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 29th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 63)
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Spoilers for Friday 29th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 63)

Not that anyone gives a crap (I barely give one myself, being honest...)
...but the 6 that I saw then forgot in Rd1 was TOWNIE.

One of those rounds when you see a 6 very early on, then spend the rest of the time looking for something better.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Facing female opponents
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Facing female opponents

Looking through some of the Series 77 matches, I noticed an interesting stat for one-time winner Steve Anderson... He beat Nikki then lost to Sarah, meaning he only ever faced female opponents. Considering the overarching male-domination in all things Countdown, I wonder just how small the "Blessed ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 29th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 63)
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Spoilers for Friday 29th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 63)

I wonder would OLATIONS have been a valid max in that round?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

These incrementing badges of Eoin's are a neat idea. Well that's one adjective for them. Speaking of adjectives, I have an adjective I always use for you Zarte, but it'd be best to follow your lead and hold my tongue. ;) Glad u like 'em Johnny. Going on CD is a once in a lifetime thing (for most), ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)

Phil, it was great to play u...
Urself and the missus went a long way towards making that a really enjoyable day!
#greenroombantsftw

If ur up for it in a couple of year's time, fair chance the producers would give u another shot (e.g. Zarte Siempre 2013 / 2018) to try for the 8.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Anyone notice that Rachel wrote 5+7x10 instead of 5x7x10? That one slipped through the editing!
I missed that one... both times!

And cheers Jojo! My level of play in game #1 surpassed my usual Apterous level, so I was delighted with that.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 60)
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 60)

ah nah... It was nice to have something different.
Steve with his "animals challenge" and then Susie there for business as usual.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7500

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

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:30 am
I guess someone is going to have to do the stats for Ben L's run now.
Hopefully!
Martin's post match analysis of contestant runs is a highlight of c4c.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4548

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013

haha obviously an excellent thread Yeah! Proper aptodrama! The murky countdown fan underworld would make for a gripping soap opera. I wonder which production company are most likely to take it on? (One proviso... Mark Deeks and Richard Brittain both have to play themselves. No-one else could do tho...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4548

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Thanks to Jennifer for linking to this thread earlier on in Aptochat. People actually criticized Jack for the goatdown moment? I thought that was great! Of course you have to be sensitive to other people's feelings... that's obvious. But not to the extent that you can't show any joy, or stay lighthe...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)

Jesus Christ on a bike! :O I just finished watching today's episode... What an epic battle. Edge of seat stuff... I played along at home as ever, and was trailing both contestants... (biggest gaps being by 16pts to Ben in Rd12, and by 14pts to Phil in Rd14) Eventually ended up beating Ben by 1pt on ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Just guessing... that it's pretty good? The English language hasn't changed too drastically since then, and Oxford are C4C's favourites. However, the regular updates... words added, word removed... will not be accounted for. There was a particularly far reaching update in 2015 that the Apto-communit...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:52 pm
I wasn't tracking maxes or anything, but that felt like a game that could be considered one of the best games by two non-apterites for a while?
I'll go along with that evaluation.
New dude beat me by 11pts.
My first defeat to a contestant in 12 shows... (Noel obvs)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 13
Views: 1492

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

RANCHEROS?

Aren't they crisps or some sort of snack... and not a word?! :)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 13
Views: 1492

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Wow!

That BARTERING round was pretty wtf.
Must be the closest we've come to a real life version of OMETHINGS.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)

Anyone else get the feeling -even at this early stage- that Sarah is going to win 8?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7500

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

68 prelims = at least 18 three-time winners... if there is a God!
The S77 finals needs Nikki in it!

We've already had enough Octochamps this series.
Time for a slow down...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)

James Laverty wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:30 pm
I'm liking Nikki going for a variety of numbers games instead of always going for the same choice every time. We need more contestants who do this.
Me too. Exactly that.
Nothing to do with the killer smile, smokin' bod and sparkling personality.
It's the varied numbers selections. :mrgreen:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: EPISODES WITH KENNETH WILLIAMS
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: EPISODES WITH KENNETH WILLIAMS

I NEVER HEARD OF HIM/HER EITHER, DANNI...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)

Congrats on making Octochampdom! Well deserved. :)
It was a very enjoyable run. It's not often that you are guaranteed two 4Ls per day... made for a memorable set of shows, and challenging to play along with.

gg wp
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

The Birdman cometh! :D
Good to see u joining in the fun.
That is a quality first forum post...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Sorry for saying my opinion.
Apologising to Mark is as useful as shaking your fist at a cloud because it's raining. :mrgreen:
Put it down to the time of the month.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

One of those episodes where I felt sorry for the challenger... ...nerves must have got to him bigtime. Round 1 = 0 Round 2 = 0 ... Round 7 = still 0! Awkward! Obviously, it's unlikely that Noel held back on a 7 or 8 to match the 6 in Rd8 just so Ben could break his duck. But if he did... massive res...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: COC timeline

Well, surely everything is up to the producer and the team lol. Well, yeah... You're right of course. :oops: But they wouldn't be completely unaccountable at the same time. The viewership and broadcaster would have some sway. If you are a great Countdown player, but you're also consumed by the pest...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: COC timeline

All depends what the producer and that decide to do. If that is true it's a disappointing state of play. I would argue that the programme and its legacy trumps the whims of any current production set-up, or at least it should. It makes little sense to put blame on Apterous for the trend of C4 hosti...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

COC timeline

Hmmm, there used to be a very nice pattern with Countdown's "Championship of Champion" tournaments... i.e. they would put one on after every 4 series. This was a sensible system. Once we hit the 21st century, things went pear shaped. 2003's COCXI contained competitors from 7 series (seems like an aw...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Letter Distribution

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:46 pm
I'm not going to be that resident nerd
...sorely tempted to become said nerd myself, but yeah, as you say... the tedium involved outweighs the rewards, and there is no viable shortcut.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Letter Distribution

CONSONANTS B C D F G H J K L M N P Q R S T V W X Y Z SUM APTO 31 54 102 31 75 40 18 18 78 82 148 68 17 145 144 148 37 41 19 18 21 SUM SHOW 35 36 113 38 55 36 15 9 115 60 134 70 16 167 150 167 36 35 13 20 15 MAX APTO 2 3 5 2 4 2 1 1 5 4 8 4 1 8 8 9 2 2 1 1 1 MAX SHOW 2 2 6 2 3 2 1 1 6 4 7 4 1 9 9 8 ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Spoilers for Monday 14 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)

Very tricky conundrum today...

Aside from that, what stood out to me in this show was Rd1 when DC declared PRIESTED as their 8. They avoided any mention of PERVIEST, only for Rachel to choose that one to display on the board...
...a saucy one reserved only for those who are paying close attention! ;)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1792

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

Dan Byrom wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:59 pm
When I watched it, I "buzzed" (in my head) a fraction before her thinking AWAKENING but in the time it took Nick to ask for it I had realised it was WEAKENING.
Wouldn't surprise me if she did the same thing.
Snap!
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 3615

Re: Countdown in the pub

CO:CO!!! :D

That would be the best...
Cork would be a brilliant spot for a co:event.
If it happens, count me in...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Letter Distribution

I wonder about the Countdown distribution compared to Apterous... ...or more to the point, the 2017 Countdown distribution compared to the Countdown 2008 distribution. Having been in the studio and paying REALLY close attention over the last few days, these are my thoughts:- 1. Far fewer occurrences...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Signs, Portents, Psychic moments, Weird co-incidences...
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Signs, Portents, Psychic moments, Weird co-incidences...

***SPOILER ALERT***
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:10 pm
I have the strangest feeling that REMBETIKA is going to feature in my game(s).
I'm not psychic. :oops:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Signs, Portents, Psychic moments, Weird co-incidences...
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Signs, Portents, Psychic moments, Weird co-incidences...

I love superstition, predestination etc... I imagine, in the pragmatic intellectual world of countdown, there would not be too many others into that sort of silliness, but nonetheless, if you are someone who has had any signs, weird co-incidences, psychic moments regarding your CD appearance... do s...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1294

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

He seems a bit sure of himself, which doesn't make for great viewing. Respect your view on this, but could not disagree more. Give me a confident happy player over meekness and/or false humility any day. For me, his matches have made for some of the best viewing of S77 so far (aside, of course, fro...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1294

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

That not-quite-the-glitzy-Hollywood-actress, M. Pfeffer, is having a tough run so far!
Games #1 and #4 in particular were mighty tussles.
Makes for great viewing, mind...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 45127

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

L'oisleatch McGraw - I got an email about a month back from Damian saying my transmission date was due to be the 17th but he did say that was subject to change. Michael Whitehall is the guest in Dictionary Corner for my first game, which I'm pleased with. :) I'm right at the end of a filming block ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 47
Views: 4691

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Yeah, but I have 0 interest in going for it. Cool customer! I think the bookies odds just shortened. ;) The raw talent, the regular apto-practise, and the timing of your forthcoming run (in relation to your current pro-Rank)... it does bode well. And the thing about safe vs risky 9's, is that you w...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 45127

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

hmm, I didn't know this thread existed.

Good luck Martin... S77 needs a top numberist. :)
Though, won't the transmission date be later than that?

I'm recording 2 days before you... on the 7th, and based on the DC guest info, it seems the show will air on Sept 28th.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 47
Views: 4691

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

won't happen If you wanna put your money where your mouth is, €10 says it happens before S80, and €100 says it happens before the end of the year 2020. :) It is interesting reading back over this thread more than 7 months later... here are a few things that stand out:- 1. Of the known Apterites we ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

They were both pretty great. TRUNDLED in Rd2 was quite a spot... Very unusual to have two new players that good face off after the departure of an Octochamp. I played along with it, and by Rd7, the Michelle Pfeiffer chap was beating me by 21pts. The other fella was 3 ahead. Beat them both in the end...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

Dunno who you're apologising to, Tim. Hopefully not to the dude who hasn't watched the shows in question. ;) That would be weird. The consensus from the regular viewers commentating here, is that he was being speculative, and mostly buzzing in without knowing the answer yet. You saw it yourself, sur...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:00 am
Montenegro's entry is brilliant. Camp as Christmas, but brilliant.
And now Slavko's gonna be in the X-Factor UK! :O
...you have been warned...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

ftr, I am of the opinion that so-called Hansfording is a tactic than can be employed by supremely talented conundrumists.
A tactic, rather than a cheat...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

JC obviously has skills that are well above average... it would be impossible to "Hansford" without them. But it does seem to me that John used the speculative buzzing method, just as Jeffrey did before him. You can see the cogs of his mind still turning, trying to unravel the scramble during the tw...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7500

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

My fave John Cowen declarations:-
OMINOUS
MORTALISE
HEARSE.

All we need now is for him to get something like GHOULISH in the series finals to cap things off nicely. :)
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 2066

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

If they are trying to make it that potential octochamps will end runs at the end of a filming day, why have three series winners including a 900club member, had their runs other three "days", in the Nick Hewer era alone. ...probably because there is not a hard and fast rule? (though we've pretty mu...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 1779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

Adam Dexter wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:40 pm
Beat John by 66 points
That is quite something!
I doubt many put that much fresh air between themselves and John...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:37 pm
Is that a spot of Hansfording I saw on the conundrum......?
Tis, yep.
He Hansforded Tuesday's one as well, but to better effect.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...
Replies: 18
Views: 3782

Re: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...

Yo I'm compiling a complete list of words, using the newly updated dictionary, ranked according to their usefulness, so you can simply learn the words in order. If anyone deserves the word "legend" written after their name, it is your good self, Paul! :) Definitely keep me in mind once you have it ...