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by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 22, 2024 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Is that actually a parkrun rule?
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 22, 2024 11:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 658
Views: 350282

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I didn't notice that either.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co-Event Suggestion Box
Replies: 190
Views: 47330

Re: Co-Event Suggestion Box

Can all CO-event c4c threads have the title of the top post edited to include the date please? Edit - Reading and Sheffield are currently the only ones that do this. So not London, Birmingham, Durham and Oxford (though Oxford has the month). This is obviously a good idea, and to me seems such an un...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 20, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Chemical Badenoch is in a constituency adjacent to mine (which has James Cleverly). A very Tory area for some reason. It's pretty extraordinary though that given the existence of Enoch Powell, Kemi is still known as the Bad-enoch.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 20, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Dead of 2024
Replies: 79
Views: 21410

Re: The Dead of 2024

by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 606
Views: 402916

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Cool. I have joined. And I'll update the points thing shortly.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1642
Views: 775632

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

The dentification bit must be because they often have to identify people from their dental records if their body is too far gone. I think it's I, Dentification like I, Robot. We got there in the end.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 18, 2024 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 120)
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 120)

Natascha Kearsey was the "champion of champion of champions" that Phil Campbell was referring to who beat him in 1997 (47-45).
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Dead of 2024
Replies: 79
Views: 21410

Re: The Dead of 2024

by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 16, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1642
Views: 775632

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

If you shortened "bicycle" to "bic" you'd be sectioned, so why do people shorten "microphone" to mic? "Mike" makes so much more sense. https://www.audiolinks.com/blog/mike-vs-mic/ As I suspected, mike is the preferred grammatically, particularly when used as ...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 16, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent Awarded MBE
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Susie Dent Awarded MBE

It's worth listening to what Benjamin Zephaniah said on the subject . What a guy Benjamin was. Thanks for sharing this Gev. Not that I think anyone has done anything equivalent to this on here yet, but just to head it off I think it's worth saying that Susie shouldn't be criticised or judged too ha...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 16, 2024 6:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent Awarded MBE
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Susie Dent Awarded MBE

I mean as an American I don't know what an MBE is meant to initially show/present MBE is "Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire", and it's the bottom rung of the overall ladder behind OBE, CBE, Knight Commander / Dame Commander, and Knight Grand Cross / Dame Grand Cross...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent Awarded MBE
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Susie Dent Awarded MBE

This is a completely pointless and arbitrary award by the way. And when you look at some of the other people that end up getting honours, the whole thing stinks of corruption. Having said that, most of the awards won by corruption are much higher than MBE, and it seems pretty arbitrary who gets an M...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 15, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Dead of 2024
Replies: 79
Views: 21410

Re: The Dead of 2024

by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 14th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 119)
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Spoilers for Friday 14th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 119)

Howie Myers wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:12 am r14 alt: (5+3)*(100=6)-7-4=837
surely the conundrum could have been SOUNDLIER?
Not valid (on Apterous so presumably at all).
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent Awarded MBE
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Susie Dent Awarded MBE

Joins the establishment.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1642
Views: 775632

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Sky-dishy Rishi.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1642
Views: 775632

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

He's quite coy about it for some reason.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 118)
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 118)

3rd numbers: (75+50/25)×4×3=924. No trouble at all!
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Labour Manifesto. Highlights for me are lowering voting g age to 16. Reform the House of Lords , compulsory retirement at 80 sounds good. Abolition of the House of Lords Sound better but turkeys don't vote for Christmas. If you pardon the pun it's a very Conservative manifesto For a minute I though...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 13, 2024 11:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 117)
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 117)

Toby McDonald wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:53 pm MXEDRULI in R12
Aren't they supposed to be words? :lol:
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th May 2024 (Series 89, Heat 97)
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th May 2024 (Series 89, Heat 97)

I suppose they didn't see the Wednesday potential from the audition so he wasn't "seeded". Still fairly unlucky anyway I'd say.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Well the polls suggest they won't!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 116)
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Spoilers for Tuesday 11th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 116)

So after all the hype, we're only going to get 8 octochamps after all. There was talk of 10 for a while, but things slowed down in the latter stages of the series. Charlotte Robson won 7, Alex Robertson was surely octo potential but ran into Arthur "A5" Page, and finally Peter Young's inco...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

I've not seen it yet.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Starmer is such a slimy twat, accusing the Tories of producing a " Jeremy Corbyn style manifesto ". It was just the Labour manifesto, and Starmer was in the shadow cabinet at the time. Corbyn didn't personally produce it, and he wouldn't have been able to get away with putting in a load o...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Starmer is such a slimy twat, accusing the Tories of producing a " Jeremy Corbyn style manifesto ". It was just the Labour manifesto, and Starmer was in the shadow cabinet at the time. Corbyn didn't personally produce it, and he wouldn't have been able to get away with putting in a load of...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words and expressions that grind your gears
Replies: 110
Views: 23331

Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

This doesn't really grind my gears, but I always find it slightly strange and a bit gruesome that when they find someone's body, they often refer to it on the news as "remains". That to me suggests it's in multiple pieces or decayed beyond all recognition, which in many cases it definitely...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 115)
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Spoilers for Monday 10th June 2024 (Series 89, Heat 115)

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:00 am
Philip A wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:06 am R3 alt: ((100+10)*7+8)/2=389

R5: ACATRIES
or the obviously simple way 3*100+8*10+7+2
Me too.

Also for the last numbers - (10*10+6)*7=742
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 09, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1767
Views: 801821

Re: Ask Graeme?

Here's one for the database - does Carol Vorderman remember Alex Horne from when he was on Countdown?
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 09, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1767
Views: 801821

Re: Ask Graeme?

Vorderman was still on the show when Horne was a contestant as well - her last series!
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 09, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Dead of 2024
Replies: 79
Views: 21410

Re: The Dead of 2024

After brewing for a few days, it would appear Michael Mosley.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

I find it funny that Farage supports proportional representation. Obviously he needs to for his party to get seats, but it's very much counter to what he stands for generally. He believes in things great British traditions (like First Past the Post) and not "woke" or progressive policies, ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jun 07, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

By the way, Sunak was allowed to get away with saying he wouldn't allow a foreign court to stop the Rwanda deportations. International is not the same as foreign. He should have been pulled up on that. Tories lie about this foreign court thing all the time.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 06, 2024 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XX- your input desired
Replies: 15
Views: 5451

Re: COLIN XX- your input desired

What do people do about eating at all these events that have a Friday evening thing?
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Double Down News is quite good at exposing politicians. There's a recent video on there by Andrew Feinstein, who's standing against Keir Starmer in his constituency.

(And no, it's not Phil Reynolds.)
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 06, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

That could mean voting for Reform...

(Though Greens and Lib Dems would presumably save you from having to do so.)
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 05, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field (and Road) Athletics
Replies: 258
Views: 72493

Re: Track and Field (and Road) Athletics

"The Tribunal rejected Kipruto's defence, concluding the 'cause for the abnormalities in the ABP is more likely to be due to blood manipulation' such as through the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rEPO)," said the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which has enforced the ban. "...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 05, 2024 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field (and Road) Athletics
Replies: 258
Views: 72493

Re: Track and Field (and Road) Athletics

Drugs?
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Paul Worsley wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 4:09 am I think Sunak ran rings round Starmer. The Conservatives could win as many as 100 seats on July 4th.
Damning him with faint praise.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

I'd say it was a bit of a car crash all round, including the debate structure, which seemed arbitrary and disjointed at times. Sometimes it was "Answer this question, but don't elaborate and then we'll move on." What's the point? As for a winner, I don't think either of them really "w...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Well he's standing in Clacton. I don't see him winning more than that one!

But I'm not sure Reform will do better than UKIP used to in terms of actually winning seats.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Dead of 2024
Replies: 79
Views: 21410

Re: The Dead of 2024

by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 02, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

I think Labour are going to win by a landslide and unless something changes massively in the polls before election day, I don't think they need any help. If anything, a smaller majority will probably be better.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 02, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 606
Views: 402916

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I think Springett's percentage would be 63.05 with the current tables putting him back to 25th, but there might also be other old times affected by this.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Jun 01, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 606
Views: 402916

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

OK, so here is the age-grade percentage list for you to look at. Some people have gone up; some people have gone down compared to the time list. You can see what has happened to you. A few random highlights - Tim Springett has gone from 8th to 3rd; David Williams has gone from 36th to 6th; Matthew T...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri May 31, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Labour might need to find a few more with some last minute explusions coming up for not being pro-Israel enough.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu May 30, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Starmer left-wing purge row is not dying down . Also let's not forget the bizarre incident when the Speaker of the House, Lindsay Hoyle, went against protocol , after supposedly being bullied into doing so by Keir Starmer. Edit - interview with Faiza Shaheen . I'm not sure what's so bad about talki...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu May 30, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Exactly. I very much doubt I'll be voting Labour unless the particular candidate in my constituency punches above the party weight.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 28, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Getting back on for a second go
Replies: 103
Views: 25810

Re: Getting back on for a second go

Fun fact: Richard Williams is David Williams's son.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 27, 2024 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

I haven't decided who I'm voting for yet. I'm not particularly inclined to vote for Labour under Keir Starmer. I'll have a look to see who's standing in my constituency at some point and make a decision. I certainly don't feel I need to vote for Labour just to keep the Tories out. It's a fairly saf...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 26, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Unpopular opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Unpopular opinion

I tend to think competitions are better if they reward the better player rather than purposely have chance elements. I think the conundrum being 1/9 of the game is too much. 2 numbers games is also too few.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun May 26, 2024 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

I haven't decided who I'm voting for yet. I'm not particularly inclined to vote for Labour under Keir Starmer. I'll have a look to see who's standing in my constituency at some point and make a decision. I certainly don't feel I need to vote for Labour just to keep the Tories out. It's a fairly safe...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 25, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Currently the Green Party is winning with 100% of the vote. If this is representative nationwide it would be a historic result.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 25, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field (and Road) Athletics
Replies: 258
Views: 72493

Re: Track and Field (and Road) Athletics

The Eugene Diamond League is on the BBC tonight from 9, but in the pre-televised stuff, Beatrice Chebet has just broken the women's 10,000m world record with a time of 28:54.14 . Not as quick as the road time set by Agnes Ngetich earlier in the year of 28:46 though, but I think I said above about ho...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 25, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 3011

2024 UK General Election Thread

Post stuff about the election here, and vote in the poll!
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 25, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 551
Views: 436611

Re: Best ever contestants

116?!
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 25, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 551
Views: 436611

Re: Best ever contestants

Yeah, I'd definitely say Ronan has had the best individual series. But the curse of the 1000 club may yet get him in the CoC!
by Gavin Chipper
Sat May 25, 2024 6:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Dead of 2024
Replies: 79
Views: 21410

Re: The Dead of 2024

Sad news.