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by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

Close game. Unlucky Martin. I think we would have seen you hit your stride with some nice numbers solves if you'd got through the tough first game.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 203
Views: 29854

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

I was thinking of using him for Callum Pickering!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

The Martin Long max numbers octorun attempt falls at the first hurdle!
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 17554

Re: Deathwatch 2017

by Gavin Chipper
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 203
Views: 11690

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Oh yes, watching Red Dwarf as well.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 203
Views: 11690

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished watching the first (only?) series of Back - the new Mitchell and Webb series. I quite enjoyed it. It's on All 4 (Channel 4 catch-up) if you want to watch it. Also I've been watching Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams. Hit and miss. Some better than others. And the new series of The Crysta...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 103
Views: 7533

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I seem to remember asking a few people in the past what they liked about Inception and people seemed to think the different layers of dreams was really clever. OK, I don't think it is that clever, but that's not anything I had a problem with. It wasn't the basic idea of the film - it was the impleme...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: CoBirmingham/The FOCAL Finals 2017

In. But specifically in on the c4c post rather than the Facebook post.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 174
Views: 31234

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

What's the joke?

Edit - Google says 420 is something to do with cannabis? This seems pretty obscure though.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 103
Views: 7533

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:05 pm
From anyone else I would be upset but your film knowledge is crap at best.
But I do know that Inception is objectively poor.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 103
Views: 7533

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:21 am
The ending is fine.
The concept of an ambiguous or unclear denouement is always a good talking point for the end of a movie.
Inception being one that springs to mind
Yeah, but Inception is shit.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Didn't see today's show, but a very low scoring game altogether. Personally I think Owen Taaffe was quite unlucky to lose as it was really disallowed words which cost him a win, if it wasn't for that then I would imagine he would still be playing presently as the standard hasn't been very high if I...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 494
Views: 63964

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Zubair Patel wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Ben, I think that's two Octobers in a row you've dreamt about me!
You are October on his calendar, so it's not surprising.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

I was in my car yesterday when The Most Beautiful Girl in the World by Prince came on the radio. Yeah, that.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 103
Views: 7533

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:09 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:07 pm
Very good. The right ending even though I wasn't sure exactly why Max made his choice....maybe it was a B.O thing
I enjoyed it too.
But I agree it would have been good for there to be a specific reason for her downfall, like her not even knowing that he hates that brand or something.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 300
Views: 23900

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I've updated the rankings again. James Laverty has improved from 19:27 to 19:26 since the last update, and I've added Jack Worsley. Right, I'm going to put up a ranking list of Countdown/Apterous parkrunners. I'll check it every so often to see if anyone's beaten their PB, and if anyone is really in...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 300
Views: 23900

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

At the Huddersfield parkrun before CO:Hud, me and Mike Springett both took part, and here are the results with points in brackets : 10. Gevin Chapwell - 19:04 (66.7) 97. Mike Springett - 23:23 (33.3) And here is the updated points table: 1. Gevin Chapwell - 355 2. Mike Springett - 110 3. Oliver Garn...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th October (Series 77 Episode 67)
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th October (Series 77 Episode 67)

Did Rachel choose to ignore Eoin's request for alternating consonants and vowels in the first round, or was it more of a case of "What the hell is this guy bumbling on about?"
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

I went in early and paid £108. But a few years ago I held out and got screwed.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 4th October 2017 (series 77, prelim 66)
Replies: 10
Views: 843

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

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:16 pm
Premium ODO strikes again by not having updates from several months ago.
The premium version is behind the free version? This is so ridiculous. Team Countdown should just end their relationship with this sorry excuse for a dictionary provider.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 300
Views: 23900

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I got through the ballot for entry into the 2018 London Marathon, so that's two marathons six months apart having never done one before in my life! That's a little arrogant, to be so certain that you'll finish the first one within 6 months. You might as well get special jumpers made. I don't think ...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 300
Views: 23900

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I got through the ballot for entry into the 2018 London Marathon, so that's two marathons six months apart having never done one before in my life!
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)
Replies: 7
Views: 832

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

Watching yourself back on TV is a bit cringey... but my first real face-palm moment came in this game. I fluffed the final numbers game, then had an awkward exchange with Rachel where I ended up saying "I need to be less dumb"... If I could turn back time and erase that entire exchange (and particu...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 17554

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm
Tom Petty has died.
Heartbroken.
It doesn't seem to be official, and there's apparently some confusion over it right now.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 20
Views: 1741

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Rob Foster should be included in any list now I think.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 61)
Replies: 7
Views: 473

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

Nice work Eoin. It will be interesting to see if you can keep this up now!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 5233

Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

I'm probably going to do the Huddersfield parkrun before this if anyone else is interested in coming.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Do you know what you know?

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:06 pm
So far:

Image
Nice work.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Do you know what you know?

Sort out your quoting.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Do you know what you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Do you know what you know?

This is a stupid test and doesn't test whether you have the right amount of confidence in your knowledge in a sensible way. Take this example: "Wilt Chamberlain was shorter than 7 feet" I mean, I have no idea really, but most people are well under 7 feet tall aren't they? So really I'm answering on ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 34
Views: 5705

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

Bradley H and Martin L are still planning to go on in late S77 (around November), and I'd predict both of them will octo if they don't run into each other. If Phil octos too I think 9 octos is still a reasonable possibility, but if he doesn't, that ship has probably sailed. I think I read that Eoin...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 300
Views: 23900

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Tim Down wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:21 am
[I think you told me which one it was but I've forgotten. Good luck with it, anyway. Also, I'd definitely recommend joining a running club.
It's the Chelmsford marathon. Not exactly a big event, but I think it's a fast enough course, and I'm aiming for under 3 hours.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 300
Views: 23900

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I finally made my parkrun debut and really enjoyed it. :) Will definitely do more in the future. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpool/results/athletehistory/?athleteNumber=3778594 That's really good. I'll add you on when I next update the list (soon). I'm more optimistic than I was a few months ago ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 34
Views: 5705

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

I think we're slowly moving away from the possibility of nine octochamps. We've had a few octochamp contenders recently, but they've all fallen away. We've had a long gap now.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 134
Views: 6707

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Mexico soon I hope this is still on anyway. Obviously my first thoughts should be with the people in Mexico suffering in all this, rather than wondering whether my trip is going to be affected! It's weird how slow the news was with this. Last night, the BBC reported that there had been an earthquak...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am
I won't copy and paste above but will answer in order
You should have the questions by your answers!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8785

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That's quite a good one.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Probably needs its own thread, but on a similar theme : Noises you can't stand. 1) The headphone alarm at work (John Lewis ) This sounds very specific to you. But this reminds me - when you're watching a film (or anything) on a plane and they stop it to make some announcement, and the cunts also do...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Steam codes

What does any of this mean?
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

I've not been keeping up to date with this, but on All 4 (the Channel 4 catch-up thing) the new episodes available are series 14, episodes 2-4 (25/8/17, 1/9/17 and 15/9/17).
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

As a web person, i've always found it slightly strange that old BBC articles maintain the stylings of the BBC website at the time rather than fit into the of-the-time BBC website design. Very strange, an odd lack of separation between content and style that is supposed to be the backbone of web des...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 134
Views: 6707

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Yep.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 134
Views: 6707

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Mexico soon
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

You have to go to sleep at the time chosen by whichever of you wants to go to bed later, and get up at the earlier time. Whilst you're obviously mental (and whilst that whilst I respect your reasoning) this particular part is surely totally wrong. And we have a kid! Hmm.. or maybe it's wrong becaus...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 33012

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who say "You look healthy" to someone who has come back from holiday sunburnt. It's not a sign of good health. How did that even become a thing?
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Mark James wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:12 pm
I haven't ice skated in years but I picked it up fairly quickly when I tried it. I am terrified of the losing fingers thing though.
Wear sturdy gloves. I'm not even joking either. Why don't people just do this?
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I've been ice-skating a couple of times over the years (no fault of my own), and everyone else seemed to already know how to do it. I'm not sure how though. When did they learn?
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

What is it? Just a list of anagrams? If anything, more new words have been added than have been removed so there probably won't be many dodgy words.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

I generally only listen tot he radio when in the car. I'm normally quite tolerant of some of the shit that comes out, but recently I switched of a "Little Mix" song that I'd heard quite a few times. I've no idea what it's called but it sounds like they're singing about focaccia. It's basically just ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 4
Views: 771

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 think both players were fairly decent. I also think that Michelle Pfieffer had a couple of games where his opponent also played pretty well.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8785

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I used to think that your cholesterol level was the level of build-up in your arteries, whereas it's actually just a measure of cholesterol in your blood. What I was thinking of seems to be atherosclerosis.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

- make a cup of tea (I could probably fumble my way through it, but it's definitely something that most people can do) You saved yourself a bit with the brackets but I still think this deserves being picked at. Anyone can make a cup of tea. I have never ever been a tea drinker yet have never failed...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 66580

Re: Best ever contestants

Graeme Cole wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm
It can take years of studying CSW in order to win the WSC.
I studied the ODE for ages. Where's my Duke of Edinburgh award?
That's really good. I was considering making some stupid comment but I'm glad I didn't now.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 66580

Re: Best ever contestants

Favourite was Jeffrey Handsford.. Best player I watched was Craig Beevers. It's a shame he never entered the CoC....though he had a good excuse as he was studying to win the WSC, which he duly did He could have still entered even if he might not have been as sharp on the Countdown specific words. I...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Chat up girls This. Dance like there's no-one watching. Of course this. Also, know all the words to every song I've ever heard and be able to start singing it as soon as it starts playing (not that I would sing it anyway even if I did know the words). Be able to read quickly and not switch off and ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Three large. I don't think that's really a thing though. Just like when I went to my local parkrun on Saturday, finished ninth behind mostly teenagers, and thought "Wow, I must be really shit then". You're comparing yourself against the wrong people. -Sleep on my back. I'm strictly a stomach or sid...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8785

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark James wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:21 pm
I've just realised not everyone watches QI. What's not obvious though is why they don't.
The smugness rating is too high.

Also, what Charlie says.