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by Gavin Chipper
Wed May 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:58 pm
HOODIAS in R10
TOADISH was also there. Did DC mention that?
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1199

Re: Where are They Now ?

If I recall rightly, Fell himself is working as a lawyer nowadays? Not sure, but he turned up at my quiz a few years ago if I remember right, I suspect he was grumpy that one of his team-mates outed him, don't think he's returned since. I seem to remember someone from the Countdown world contacting...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1199

Re: Where are They Now ?

A bit off topic, but I found myself looking into Scrabble stuff - Craig Beevers appears to be the only world champion not to have his own Wikipedia article . He hasn't got one for being chucked out the ABSP for his , shall we say, colourful opinions on HIS own Facebook page. More details please! Th...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1199

Re: Where are They Now ?

A bit off topic, but I found myself looking into Scrabble stuff - Craig Beevers appears to be the only world champion not to have his own Wikipedia article.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 20, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 315
Views: 37029

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

A few changes on this since I last updated it. Jonathan Rawlinson is getting ever closer to Oliver Garner with a new PB of 17:24 to beat his old time of 17:41. James Laverty has improved five seconds to go from 19:26 to 19:21 but stays 8th overall. Hopefully he'll be back running soon. And Giles Hut...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 315
Views: 37029

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Pre-CO:LON, me, Oliver Garner, Giles Hutchings and Mike Springett all completed the Mile End parkrun. James Laverty was also there in a spectating capacity. It was probably the most competitive parkrun I've ever done. There were 385 runners, and the results were as follows: 13. Oliver Garner - 18:22...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1199

Re: Where are They Now ?

Also forumites like Zeff , Sue Sanders, Mr Hargreaves, Also various flouncers, too many to mention.( plus I've forgotten most of their names ) Hargreaves is doing fine - I speak to him on a semi-regular basis. Robbo more I believe as I think they both end up at Huddersfield games. How did you get t...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1199

Re: Where are They Now ?

I'm more interested in the more historic names - Harvey Freeman, Allan Saldanha, for example. Harvey Freeman was always a bit of an enigma, wasn't he? Nobody seems to know anything much about him at all. I've tried in the past to find out about his life outside of Countdown and have always turned u...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1199

Re: Where are They Now ?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:01 am
Junaid, Kirk Bevans , Jimmy Gough and Oliver Garner to name a few.
Oliver Garner won CO:LON the other day. Kirk Bevins is refereeing darts games.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1199

Re: Where are They Now ?

I'm more interested in the more historic names - Harvey Freeman, Allan Saldanha, for example.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu May 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)

I don't think Curtis losing was that big a deal. He was an OK player, like Paul, but unlikely to go far in the general scheme of things.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu May 17, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 17th May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Spoilers for 17th May 2018

Definitely unusual about Paul and the letters. Phobia was a vg spot given that awful selection-only managed a 4 myself. Nevertheless, this is a good game on the letters front by both players. This happens a lot when I'm playing contestants at home. I'm doing well against them, and then I encounter ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed May 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 60
Views: 6467

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:16 am
Regarding the last point, this would explain the appearance on both of our lists of Bjorn Aas.
He was exactly who I was thinking about.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 60
Views: 6467

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

How many of them do you arrange to go to the quiz with, rather than just find yourself in the same quizzing circles as? I feel like COCMEAT has to be consensual. I tend to agree. So would you also disagree with Jeff Clayton going on my list? I feel they're different things though. I think randomly ...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th May 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Spoilers for 15th May 2018

Tom S wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Very nice spot by Paul in Round 1.
Very strange game from him, pretty much alternating good spots with average ones.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I thought Clarkson hadn't been too bad as host, but that howler with the ibex question was unforgivable. As examples of What Not To Do As A Quiz Show Host go, saying (exact words) "I'm not even going to look at the screen" before confidently telling the contestant they've got the answer right must ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 88)
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 88)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 11:42 am
"pommies" was allowed, but isn't it capitalised? https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/pommy Invalid on Apterous too.
Invalid on Apterous.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 60
Views: 6467

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:07 pm
Jon O'Neill
Mark Deeks
Matt Morrison
Heather Badcock
Jen Steadman
Heather Styles
Graeme Cole
Adam Gillard
Bjorn Aas
I bumped into Jeff Clayton at my local Tesco's the other week. It wasn't a planned meet-up, so does that count?
by Gavin Chipper
Wed May 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

By the way, I think you guys do it wrong when you swot up on all the songs beforehand and get all into it. I think the idea of Eurovision is that a song is supposed to hit you on a first hearing - i.e. on the night - and if you hear it loads beforehand you'll become overfamiliar with it, and you mig...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed May 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 208
Views: 38423

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:04 pm
It's far from the best lookalike but NBA player Kosta Koufos always reminds of Adam Dexter. And to be honest, if that is a poor lookalike, call it karma...
Decent.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 08, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 315
Views: 37029

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Don't think he's an Apterite, but I'd wager that Jonny Currie is the finest runner to have appeared on the show in recent years, and by quite a margin too. His parkrun PB of 16.33 (16.07 on a road 5k) is quite modest compared to his track PBs, which include 1:52.77 for 800, which isn't far off what...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:44 pm
my money's on an each-way bet for Sweden, whose song, "Dance You Off", is my favourite this year.
I heard Abba are making a comeback so I presume this is their entry.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:21 am
It's Toby! And he's won 7 with yesterday's 104 being his lowest yet, can he octo? Probably, but find out soon I guess

Was gonna do one of those 'he needs X points to be nth seed' things
And you did.

Well done Toby by the way. Good set games, and that's a good name you've got too.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 07, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

People might know what shape it is without ever having considered how many sides that shape has, if you see what I mean.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator

Is the solution any of clever, original, cruel or funny?
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 10179

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Stupid Facebook. I do apologise. Ouch. Indeed. I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself. What I don't get is why they felt the need to make up a fact. Usually you'd do it to sell some crap. Or at least get you to click to another site. People were just sharing this random yoke to make a rather shit joke. A...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

The first guy ended up being the best one. Didn't take the game-ending risk that the others did. I didn't think he was that bad anyway.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 10179

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Mark James wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Stupid Facebook. I do apologise.
Ouch.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 12:51 pm
25% full. Come on now, speed it up a bit! :P
That's pretty good going for something that's so far away it's other side of the heat death of the universe.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:2 - Bigger, Longer and Half-Cut (Countdown in London 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 6872

Re: CO:LON:2 - Bigger, Longer and Half-Cut (Countdown in London 2018)

Who's up for doing a parkrun before this? I've been looking around, and I think the Mile End one is closest. We can walk to the venue afterwards given the amount of time we'll have and get some breakfast on the way too.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator

http://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2846 (click 'Play' on the right hand side) Seriously, what the hell? According to this thread: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=14871&p=199409#p199364 on the stardot forum it's solvable but I'm stumped. People say the solution is clever, origin...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator

I don't understand how this is something you could get sucked into in the first place. At first glance, you just go North, South, East or West and find yourself in identical places each time, and you might find a "palimpsest" or see someone called James Buck or a white rabbit on the way. I'm sure ot...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Phil's one of my favourite guests, but I'm calling bullshit on his claim that 1 in 3 people live to 100.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 04, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Weird maze/puzzle thing on BBC Micro emulator

Corby's back!

(I'll have a look in a bit.)
by Gavin Chipper
Thu May 03, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do ?.....
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Why do ?.....

Why do people not even notice any more that the term "dog collar" is actually a joke? People say it without any thought of "I'm making a silly joke here".

Though I should point out that Marc used quotes around it.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed May 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)

Guys, I can't believe you've all gone for this thread rather than the original!
by Gavin Chipper
Wed May 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018

(25×4-8)×10+6/3=922 for third numbers.

Edit - and I didn't have to delete due to being beaten by Ray.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:36 am
Banned Why ???
Surely not death threats .
I think it's a one in/one out situation.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Mutterings of Matthew Morrison

Since this bad man has been banned from starting topics of his own, here is a specific thread for his stream of consciousness. I hope you all enjoy.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Yes, very good job Toby. Also Jason put in easily his best performance. ROMANITES was allowed and is valid on Apterous, but is listed with a capital R in the dictionary - the free version at least. Also, not that it made any difference as it's invalid anyway, but when Toby offered outlain, it would...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Yes, very good job Toby. Also Jason put in easily his best performance. ROMANITES was allowed and is valid on Apterous, but is listed with a capital R in the dictionary - the free version at least. Also, not that it made any difference as it's invalid anyway, but when Toby offered outlain, it would ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Book recommendations

There are a few other threads that might contain suggestions of interest - here, here and here.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)

I wonder how often none of the numbers games are solved by either contestant, and with them all possible as well.

Both decent on the letters though.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Talents and party tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Talents and party tricks

There used to be a pub bet (maybe deserves its own thread ? ) That I used to win drinks with that never failed. Bet someone that they cannot copy what you do for 30 seconds. Then you put your hand out, the do the same, hold your drink, they copy that, put the drink to your lips, they do the same, t...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 10179

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Oh, and Verne Troyer died the other day.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 10179

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Weird. I'm not a music snob at all - I like bits from almost all genres. But I always found Avicii fucking awful. I'm really surprised that so many people have lost their shit about it. We agree on one thing musically anyway. I've just been listening to some of his stuff on YouTube. There are a few...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Talents and party tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Talents and party tricks

There used to be a pub bet (maybe deserves its own thread ? ) That I used to win drinks with that never failed. Bet someone that they cannot copy what you do for 30 seconds. Then you put your hand out, the do the same, hold your drink, they copy that, put the drink to your lips, they do the same, t...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Not you, I was talking about Gevin Chapwell. Did you also do it though, Gavin?
I get us mixed up sometimes. Similar names. Like Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 315
Views: 37029

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Apparently Jonathan Rawlinson did the London Marathon as well and absolutely smashed it in 2:58:36. So we have:

1. Tim Down - 2:57:19
2. Jonathan Rawlinson - 2:58:36
3. Gevin Chapwell - 3:09:16
4. Matt Bayfield - 3:09:22
5. Giles Hutchings - 4:19:15
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 315
Views: 37029

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Branching out from the parkrun, me and Giles Hutchings both did the London Marathon yesterday: Gevin Chapwell: 3:43:06 Giles Hutchings: 4:19:15 I think that was Giles's first marathon so automatically his PB. Tim Down and Matt Bayfield have also done marathons in the past, so I could get a PB list u...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: People on Countdown or C4C or Apterous or whatever doing awesome things

Cool, what was his time and did you spot him on the telly ? I got 3:43:06. I was aiming for under 3 hours, but that went off the rails quite early. Tim Down did it a couple of years ago and went under 3 hours, and I'm even more impressed with that now. And congratulations to Giles of course as well...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 10179

Re: Deathwatch 2018

How come you missed R. Lee Emery and Harry Anderson? They were never on my radar. To be fair Dale Winston is a household name but Avicii is not a household name in his own household. R. Lee Emery was great in Full Metal Jacket Never watched Harry Anderson in anything I doubt I would have mentioned ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 10179

Re: Deathwatch 2018

by Gavin Chipper
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 27241

Re: Coincidence

I was just listening to this on YouTube, and saw RIP comments below that were just a couple of minutes old. And this came up on BBC news. And no, I wasn't subtly influenced by his death in some way. I'd been meaning to look this song up for a while, and then did.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 290
Views: 33446

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I finished watching The Young Offenders the other day. Pretty decent. I liked "Now Eat Some Weetabix" as an alternative to "Never Eat Shredded Wheat". Has anyone been watching The City and The City? Pretty weird, and I'm still not convinced it's any good, but I found the second episode better than t...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 20749

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Martin Hurst wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:58 pm
"Brunch" is a replacement for breakfast and lunch, not in addition to breakfast and lunch.
Try this thread instead.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 71)
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 71)

Next week Nick's postman will be in dictionary corner. Looking forward to it.