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by David O'Donnell
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 101
Views: 18604

Re: Countdowners in the news

by David O'Donnell
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 5735

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

I can't quantify how beautiful watching that back was and I also haven't commented on the excellent semi final with Jono. I was too busy out getting drunk. Apparently, Jono was okay but I don't know ... I've never seen it nor am likely to...Kidding, there's a lot of love for the ginga ninja in Omagh...
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1796

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th

Great game. I'm glad I didn't have to play in the semis as I would have been destroyed!
by David O'Donnell
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2064

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 20

Cheers for the comments lads but I thought that performance was shit and you're all sycophantic bastards. I'm not bitter about losing but there were a number of factors leading to this loss WHERE I WAS CLEAR FAVOURITE TO WIN: 1. Apterous has spoiled Countdown (Craig Beevers and David Williams have e...
by David O'Donnell
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2124

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 201

Brilliant game from both. I remember Conor getting himself a drink before the match and being barely able to get the glass to his mouth as he was shaking uncontrollably. He looked as cool as a cucumber once the recording started.
by David O'Donnell
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 3176

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

This was the best game I've ever seen on TV: amazing stuff. I watched this in the green room and got absolutely destroyed by both of you; I watched it on telly and got duffed up again. Jack is such a gent; Jono's still a cunt.

Phenomenal!
by David O'Donnell
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 1986

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 201

I think when I was in the audience this game was my favourite, at least of the tournament so far, if not the whole thing. Wonderful stuff. To quote Red Dwarf: "We are talking jape of the decade. We are talking April, May, June, July and August fool." Amazing game and incredible standard. I have to ...
by David O'Donnell
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2539

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 201

Thanks all for the nice comments. I agree the better player lost. Chris was an absolute gentleman and MALAMUTE was astonishing. I'll not type anything more in case I give away a spoiler. For the moment I'm ruing missed words but I know this feeling dissipates with the fullness of time.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 2466

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

Nick says: "let's slip the dogs of war, unleash" after the DC offering. This struck me as weird since it's sounds like he's quoting Shakespeare but recommending unleash as a better word than slip.
by David O'Donnell
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th

UNBE-F**KING-LIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :shock: :o :geek: :ugeek: :!: :!: :!: I just gave it a passing glance that maybe today was the time for another max game, but the way it panned out was unimaginable. A very big shame to Chris for shackling Conor as long as he could, and to s...
by David O'Donnell
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99827

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme's my new hero. I don't understand the questions or answers but I'm loving the authoritative manner in which these various mosquitoes are being swatted.
by David O'Donnell
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2

A great game.

My workmate just text me asking why Andrew would risk a seven and not play a safe six (he's definitely getting into Countdown if that's the type of comment he's making).
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4748

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Hasn't this been explained as a young man's exuberance? Also, whilst I love you, aren't you the worst person ever on Apterous for being a bad winner? Additionally, you aren't a young man and really don't have an excuse for doing online what Jack did on the telly; additionally, you weren't asked to ...
by David O'Donnell
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4748

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Like some others, I'm quite enjoying this thread. Obviously Jack's "Let's hope for an A" thing was a little bit dickish, but not to the point where anyone should actually care, and with no disrespect to Wayne, who easily beat me playing at home, the game was largely over at that point, so it's hard...
by David O'Donnell
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1405

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2

Also, fecking AILERON ... are you kidding me?

Glad they edited all my expletives, which were ongoing for the remaining rounds.
by David O'Donnell
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4748

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Haha, loving this thread. Jack gets second highest score ever and our main preoccupation becomes, albeit eventually, whether he's a cunt. For the record I called him a "cock" all that night at the bar. Also, for the record, he took it with amazingly good grace (rather than amazing grace which would ...
by David O'Donnell
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1405

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2

Thanks all for the nice comments. Tom's such a gentleman: he actually sent me conundrum practice via Facebook. I would have commented earlier but Charlie obviously blocked my login details, subsequently demanding a reset: definitely nothing to do with my being pissed!
by David O'Donnell
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2621

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2

Finding ALAMEDA and BICONCAVE (in a second) was awe-inspiring. I think people can invest too much hyperbole in what is effectively a parlour game but if this doesn't lead to world peace then nothing will.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2042

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 20

I knew what was going to happen and it's still an amazing game. Jack told me how to do the four large solution but I still couldn't do it when I watched today. Absolutely amazing game: pity you both drew each other so early.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive thanks !
Replies: 41
Views: 3655

Re: A massive thanks !

Jon O'Neill wrote:Haha, oh god... I think when I get overexcited I lose control of it a bit. Still, I think DoD is the expert, managing at one time to use it as a verb, adjective and noun in a five-word sentence.
He ****ed the ****ing ****?
by David O'Donnell
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive thanks !
Replies: 41
Views: 3655

Re: A massive thanks !

I'll echo the sentiments already expressed: I'd an amazing time and I'm grateful to the Countdown team for making it happen. I was extremely expressed with the calibre of the people there and not just in relation to Countdown-Apto-Nerdery. I was also extremely impressed at how many times Jono can dr...
by David O'Donnell
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2012 (Birthday Prelim 9)
Replies: 50
Views: 2231

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2012 (Birthday Prelim

Awesome game, definitely the most exciting. I was hoping Ed would win as he's a fellow Norn Irn person but well done Jonathan: to pull out two semi-insta spots when you needed them is all the way hardcore.
by David O'Donnell
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Proposed New Scrabble Letter Values
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Proposed New Scrabble Letter Values

Jon Corby wrote:Are -IZE words not allowed in UK Scrabble or something then? They're allowed in Countdown FGS which hates American spelling.
We were always taught the -IZE suffix is correct. I'm not sure how they suddenly became Americanisms.
by David O'Donnell
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 7th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday January 7th 20

Very well done, Tom. I'm now officially bricking our encounter!! Very unlucky for Nikki with DAEMONISE because I'm sure DAEMONIC is fine though not DAEMONIAC. Great last numbers from her too; she was so chuffed getting it too.
by David O'Donnell
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 13th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 71)
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Tuesday 13th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 71)

Innis Carson wrote: I'm convinced that Dictionary Corner deliberately underplay at times, perhaps to give the viewers at home chances to feel that they've 'beaten the experts'.
I vaguely remember reading this in Countdown: Spreading the Word (available at all good bookshops).
by David O'Donnell
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 13th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 71)
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Tuesday 13th November 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 71)

Good game yesterday, some quality spots from both.
by David O'Donnell
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 15th October 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 50)
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Monday 15th October 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 50)

Countdown recap for Monday 15 October 2012. Nick says something to her in Gaelic, which is still in popular use on Arranmore, and Rose says something back. I've no idea what. Could have been "this studio is falling apart, mind your head" for all I know. It was the rather more pedestrian: Nick: "How...
by David O'Donnell
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 23524

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

Jon Corby wrote:NOT IN.

Too upset to find a gif.

:(
Very surprising! :o
by David O'Donnell
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday July 20th 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday July 20th 2011

Eoin Monaghan wrote:ESTIMATOR as a beater in the AMORTISE round
I am watching this on plus 1, D'OH
by David O'Donnell
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Haye vs Klitschko
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Haye vs Klitschko

A-LOL. Most of this is hilarious, Haye is a dog. If he wins it'll be a mega upset.
by David O'Donnell
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are you a quitter?
Replies: 40
Views: 1861

Re: Are you a quitter?

That's horrible, Dinos. Fair play to you for being so level-headed about it; I don't think I would be in the same situation.
by David O'Donnell
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Gaelic Football Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 4272

Re: The C4C Gaelic Football Thread

An excellent translation: you are fluent in Tyrone rural-speak.
by David O'Donnell
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 1670

Re: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011

Congrats Ed and commiserations to Adam. Great final.

Did find it quite funny that one of Ed's letter selections was: APRODRITE - reads like a conundrum scramble designed for someone from N.I.
by David O'Donnell
Fri May 27, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 31604

Re: Politics in General

Did the test and got -7.25 Lib Left which is not surprising since I founded a movement at uni called Libertarian Left. Thatcher is like Hitler as far as I am concerned: she adopted the economic policy of freedom and combined it with a social policy of repression: there is no such thing as society on...
by David O'Donnell
Tue May 24, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: WEED
Replies: 50
Views: 1880

Re: WEED

I'd do (and have done) any drug put in front of me and wouldn't care about the consequences. I am not saying this to boast but suspect there is a psychological pathology that makes alternate states an attractive proposition. Also, given my own experience, I think if you rely on these artificial colo...
by David O'Donnell
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 4280

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

It didn't play like other machines he'd played, which is exactly what you'd expect given that it wasn't like other machines. And it is nebulous because there's no way you can ever prove or disprove it, so he was just casting aspersions. Computer chess has come such a long way that Deep Blue, which ...
by David O'Donnell
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 4280

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

His claims weren't nebulous: in several instances the machine did not play like a machine: he had a valid argument. Most of the regs on pokerstars and other sites use some form of proscribed software. It instructs you to use it to open your client software so the site cannot identify that you are us...
by David O'Donnell
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 4280

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

Jon O'Neill wrote:Fuck, completely forgot! I think I'll let Matt Morrison organise them in future..
Bit silly since needing 6 players total you had three six hours before the event started.
by David O'Donnell
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous FA Cup
Replies: 195
Views: 11286

Re: Apterous FA Cup

Thanks for the mail Rhys, I don't think I can commit to playing. Cheers for the offer.
by David O'Donnell
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: JOLLY JOKES
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: JOLLY JOKES

Whats the hardest part of a vegetable to eat? The wheelchair. :lol: :o :lol: :twisted: :lol: :o :twisted: :lol: :( :lol: I think I have expressed my feelings in a suitably James Robinson-esque fashion. Edit: Bernard Manning joke (yes, I know): My aunt's an unorthodox Jew .................... .........
by David O'Donnell
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 2729

Re: Cool Things You Did

Jon O'Neill wrote:Do you always puke after mating? My girlfriend does.
In any sense of the word, "mating", it's a rare experience so I do not know if I can attribute the word "always" to it.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 4280

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

Am registered.

The first time I loaded chips on this site they asked me for my passport number so I am not surprised they have asked you for phone details.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 4280

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

We've both applied to join the club so guess we can't register until we are accepted.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 4280

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

What's the password etc? I haven't played this new home game system. Also, my brother wants to play, is that alright?
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 4280

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

I have no creds on poker stars, generally play on FT. After getting my aces cracked by Makepeace's QJ I really don't think I want to ever play with you horrible band of cunts again... ever.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 60
Views: 2729

Re: Cool Things You Did

On the subject of computer games, I made this animation about a year and a half ago: http://greem.co.uk/pics/cheating_small.gif The cool thing about it is that it got passed around the interwebs a lot and eventually showed up on Jordan Mechner's twitter feed. This. I turned up half an hour late for...
by David O'Donnell
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Sun Countdown Footballers Quiz
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: The Sun Countdown Footballers Quiz

James Robinson wrote:I
1st: Chris Kamara - 24
2nd: Ron Harris - 23
3rd=: Neville Southall & Peter Bonetti - 21
5th=: Neil MacKenzie & Malcolm Macdonald - 17
7th: George Cohen - 15
8th: Dean Windass - 8

Maybe Kammy should apply to be a contestant. :lol:
That's unbelievable.
by David O'Donnell
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series
Replies: 221
Views: 13776

Re: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series

Lesley Hines wrote:This seems to have gone awfully quiet recently :?
Ben and I have been missing each other.
by David O'Donnell
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mensa
Replies: 39
Views: 1327

Re: Mensa

From what I have seen Mensa does very little for its members. That always tickled me since it's such a blatant rip-off but it's being perpetrated against those who are considered/consider themselves intelligent: oh, the vanity!
by David O'Donnell
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Adding letters to form words
Replies: 32
Views: 2124

Re: Adding letters to form words

Joseph Krol wrote:J Attempt:
J
JA
JAR
AJAR
RAJAS
RAJAHS
JARRAHS

Can probably be bettered.
I could only equal you and in a more prosaic fashion.

J
JO
JOT
JOLT
JOLTS
JOSTLE
JOSTLED
by David O'Donnell
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When do you go to bed?
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: When do you go to bed?

I normally got to bed around 2-3 and get up around 7 on work days. Given my sedentary lifestyle I don't think I really need that much sleep.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdowners with Microwaves
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Countdowners with Microwaves

Hah! Brilliant. We had a sharp at home for years as well. Can't remember what it looked like though. It was always my favourite appliance though, just because it was a sharp and because the sharp logo was a symbol of all that was great about football back then http://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk...
by David O'Donnell
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Winter Closed Round 1
Replies: 89
Views: 5269

Re: Apterous Winter Closed Round 1

DOD versus some dude

I played Ollie Garner too but it seems we had a week off so hopefully Feisty can confirm if this in fact a real match. If we played a real match out of order I don't mind carrying the loss, was outplayed so fair's fair.
by David O'Donnell
Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January
Replies: 229
Views: 16629

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January

Marc Meakin wrote:If I didn't trigger a mass exodus (and I leave my cable cutters and step ladder behind) could I enter if i paid me money.
I will be bringing my own lunch (an orange in a clear plastic bag.)
Apropos to nothing is DoD coming lolza.
I definitely am now.
by David O'Donnell
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?
Replies: 35
Views: 1321

Re: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?

Liking all the limericks.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?
Replies: 35
Views: 1321

Re: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?

There once was a man named Mark;
Whose jokes were transported by Ark.
Originally in Latin,
So misshapen an' shat in,
Humour leaves him in the dark.
by David O'Donnell
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?
Replies: 35
Views: 1321

Re: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?

I think you're alright, and your non-flounce deserves some credit. I ask only that you exercise a little more quality control over your sense of humour. I don't know if you're joking Charlie but I do think Marc is fine and he knows that. Obviously the puns and whatnot are taken a bit too far but I ...
by David O'Donnell
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?
Replies: 35
Views: 1321

Re: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?

Then I apologise yet again; you're just unfunny and a cunt. Let the (normal/sober) people decide. The people who send death threats at 03:57? There once was a man (?!) Meakin, Mass approval he was often seekin'. For every failed joke, A death threat he'd invoke. But it's from his arse these'd be le...
by David O'Donnell
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?
Replies: 35
Views: 1321

Re: Marc Meakin......mentally ill, or misunderstood?

Then I apologise yet again; you're just unfunny and a cunt.