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by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 35
Views: 580

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

(But anyway, I did enjoy that game. It was decent enough.) I did think it was funny that Susie thought TIRAMISUS might have been slightly contentious though. The restaurant rule is so deeply ingrained into Countdown culture that I don't think anyone else would have wondered about whether the plural ...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 35
Views: 580

Re: Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:48 pm
What? Your quoting function obviously doesn't work.
Bit like your hiding the edit you just made function.
If you must know, I was on my mobile with my fat thumbs.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 35
Views: 580

Re: Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:22 pm
If Zarte had been any good he good have got 168.

Sure. But preferably someone who can say it without fucking it up

"any good he good"

Waste.
What? Your quoting function obviously doesn't work.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 35
Views: 580

Re: Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

If Zarte had been any good he could have got 168.

Someone needed to say it.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 35
Views: 580

Re: Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Nice to see Conor Travers in the audience sitting behind Laverty.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 18934

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets... Judging by Anthony's sense of direction, you might want to post a set to the capital of Nebraska. :o It happened! It finally happened! Someone found a use for knowing the U...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th January 2019 (COC XV, Game 8)
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th January 2019 (COC XV, Game 8)

Adam Dexter wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:46 am
Is there a prize for doing well based on your seeding? I could claim to have been playing the long game if so.
Did this go in the wrong place?
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 402
Views: 50583

Re: Politics in General

Sadly, yes. The Labour antisemitism thing keeps rumbling on. At first, I thought the Lab leadership was being nice but dim and not understanding, but given some of the things Corbyn has said I'm not sure. The problem is that a lot of people conflate "Israel" and "Jews" since Israel is the only Jewi...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 7
Views: 4985

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

There was a Christmas special as well, presumably still online.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)

"AEROGEL" "Sorry, what the fuck? I've never encountered that word before, nor have I ever heard a Scottish person speak." That was a bit weird. Susie had trouble understanding my declarations at times (LIPASE eg). Your point is? It just seemed quite clear to me, and I was surprised she struggled wi...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 526
Views: 75675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

My laptop just said that the printer was in error mode. But it works now anyway.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10th January 2019 (COC XV, game 7)

"AEROGEL"

"Sorry, what the fuck? I've never encountered that word before, nor have I ever heard a Scottish person speak."

That was a bit weird.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 526
Views: 75675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It is wireless and we've had it for ages. It normally works fine.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 526
Views: 75675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why did my printer refuse to print out the thing I wanted to yesterday and then work first time today? I turned off/on my laptop and the printer several times yesterday but nothing seemed to work. Printers should have no concept of days. Turning it off and then on again five seconds later should hav...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 18934

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12. And you put new players in the middle don't you? Yep....
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 27
Views: 5000

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I always used to joke that they were at the back if the studio back when it was first on. :lol: :lol: :lol: That's a belter. This was 20 years ago. Jokes weren't as funny then. I basically invented the joke. What would you charge for an incorrect answer then? Come on, I want a proper agreement here...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 27
Views: 5000

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I always used to joke that they were at the back if the studio back when it was first on.

But anyway, you could charge for an incorrect answer. But you also have to take into account things like "I'm 90% sure it's A and 10% B."
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 18934

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
And you put new players in the middle don't you?
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 18934

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Time for the usual outrage that are the provisional seedings. :-) I've used the same 'algorithm' to determine seedings as I did last year, hence why it looks like there may be a few anomalies in there. But it all makes sense, honest. 1 Jack Worsley [snip] 28 Tim Down [snip] 38 Mark Mills No outrage...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 18934

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 526
Views: 75675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Well I suppose I meant that it all seems a bit rubbish by "hard to get".
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 526
Views: 75675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why is good vegan chocolate so hard to get? Obviously milk chocolate has milk in and they need to substitute it in some way, but I don't really see why milk should be an integral part of chocolate. People have milk chocolate because dark chocolate can be a bit too bitter and not quite human-friendly...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 182
Views: 48757

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 am
Jon Stitcher on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Last night
How did he do? I need you to tell me everything.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:51 am
It's COC time! And kicking us off we have the guy who succeeded where I failed, series 73 wynner Jonathan Wynn versus thankfully not my local MP, series 78 semi finalist Phil Davies.
You're not going to believe this, but Jonathan Wynn isn't my local MP, so between us we've got them both covered!
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 217
Views: 34260

Re: Coincidence

William Tunstall-Pedoe did my local parkrun yesterday, and then followed it up by doing a second parkrun at my second nearest (you can do two parkruns on New Year's Day). Who? William Tunstall-Pedoe is who!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3516

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

I think it would be good to have tournament wins as one of the columns.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3516

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

*Feilding
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 328
Views: 64224

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I've added Jon Elmer. 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 insistent that they don't want to be on the list, then I can remove their name. And if I've forgotten anyone, le...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 229
Views: 49850

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Is it anything like Atmosfear?
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 37768

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Paddy Ashdown quite recently too.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 13928

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Never really seen the point of rice myself.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 526
Views: 75675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Once I was round a friend's and his cat was on the sofa so I picked up the sofa cushion with the cat on and put it on my head. I don't think the cat or my friend were too happy about it actually!
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 13928

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:39 am
What generic group would you assign them to? Crisps?
If I had to put them in such a group then that's the best fit I can think of.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 13928

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:10 am
I've just realised in my head I kind of count poppadoms as a bread.
Lunatic.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 13928

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Time for my typically unpopular opinion, but... What's the obsession with bread with curries? I almost never have any form of bread, why do I want to fill up on bread when I could enjoy more tasty curry? And don't give me the mopping up shit, there are poppadoms, which do a decent enough job of tha...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 13928

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

This evening I went out for a curry and asked if they could do me a peshwari paratha. They said yes and it was amazing. My life is complete.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Christmas cards
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Christmas cards

No cards from me but I show appreciation to anyone who gives me one and I tell them that they would get a card from me if I did them.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 4)
Replies: 16
Views: 1630

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 4)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:31 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:54 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Conundrum was very interesting for me as I have dyspraxia
That's the thing. I got it straight away but missed the buzzer.
Ah. Bad luck. Whenever I get then conundrum I pause my TV and make the noise the buzzer makes.
I don't really have a buzzer at home. It was just a stupid joke.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 4)
Replies: 16
Views: 1630

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 4)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Conundrum was very interesting for me as I have dyspraxia
That's the thing. I got it straight away but missed the buzzer.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 328
Views: 64224

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Jonathan Wynn now added with exactly the same time as Suzy Turner! 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 insistent that they don't want to be on the list, then I can remove...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 4)
Replies: 16
Views: 1630

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 4)

Decent game from Tony there. Horrible letters.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)

With performances like that, it was a shame one of them had to win. Sorry - lose. That didn't come out right at all.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)

(10×8-2)/2×25+7=982 as a nicer method in round 9.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 1)
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 1)

Tom S wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Martin was on very fine form today, did think that was his best showing so far. Commiserations to Bob, who did do a very good job today
I thought it was a very good game too by both players.

But as for Martin's best game? Well, being picky I thought that 983 was pretty gettable to be honest!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 118)
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 118)

LUPINES is valid on Apterous. But I just looked it up in the (free version of the) dictionary and it says the noun LUPINE is the US spelling of LUPIN. But if you go to LUPIN it says that LUPINE is North American, which should be allowed (as North American is distinct from US).
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Brexit- what next.
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Brexit- what next.

My preferred option would be a second referendum at this point. I think the original referendum was absolutely ridiculous because it wasn't remotely clear what leaving would entail - and it isn't even now to be honest. If you're going to hold referendums, they can really only be on the simplest of i...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 70259

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Sorry, that I used my least favourite figure of speech, evidently, I can wait but hopefully you knew what I meant. Although in this modern age the time and date of a program has almost become irrelevant with the various forms of catch up TV available. Although I'm still pissed off that the BBC' did...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 229
Views: 49850

Re: What films have you watched lately?

After watching a recording of his stand up, I decided to watch Click for the umpteenth time. It is a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy Nobody could watch the scene with Henry Winkler near the end and not be moved to tears. ( The gauntlet is thrown Gevin ) I'm just crying at the thought of the Fonz.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 70259

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:09 pm
My missus just got the Christmas TV guide and just to give those interested the heads up that a Young Offenders chrsitmas Special is on BBC one at 11.15 pm 23rd December.
Can't wait
I will watch that, but I can wait.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2606

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Looking at the general rating of Bounty, I think having Bounty as your worst thing is a good problem to have. Heroes have Eclairs...
^^. Eclairs are fine if that's what you want but it's a chocolate selection box thing so generally you don't.
Hard toffee is rubbish though.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2606

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Looking at the general rating of Bounty, I think having Bounty as your worst thing is a good problem to have. Heroes have Eclairs...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2606

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

OK, there are expensive small chocolates, but Roses and Quality Street are not that, so I could have added that in to the explanation.

Maybe you have a couple of points to consider, but I would be interested to know if sales had fallen since the introduction of Celebrations and Heroes.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2606

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

I don't think they do at all. For me, Roses/Street are much cuter, have more tradition/emotion tied to them, and, on a far more logical level of judgement, provide a lot more variety which is the whole point of these sort of boxes right? Well, I think it's just that Roses/Quality Street chocolates ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2606

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Now that we have this thread, should we also rank Cadbury Heroes? And also discuss the elephant in the room - do Celebrations and Heroes render Roses and Quality Street pointless?
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1908
Views: 160466

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Another thing- how do I ‘properly’ quote multiple posts on this site? Obviously (hopefully, unless this post turns out a jumbled mess) I’ve figured out a way, but it involved about five tabs and a word document. When you're doing a post, you can scroll down below the text box and you'll see the mes...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2486

Re: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:05 pm
*shrug* It's a Spoilers section, who cares?
Because you still see that a thread exists without having to go into it or even into the spoilers section generally.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2606

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Haha :) I haven't missed chocolate this much in ages actually.
Eat some chocolate then. You can get vegan chocolate.
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Why so much hate for the Bounty.
It's my no 1 choice......feel free to post me yours if you hate them so much.
Yeah, it is a bit odd. They're perfectly fine.