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by Phil H
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 56
Views: 3302

Re: Can you swim?

I think the accidental drowning figures might be a red herring. Are people who injure themselves in skiing accidents always worse at skiing than the average person? Sometimes I might be happy to swim on the beach or in an outdoor pool on holiday, but to do it as a way of keeping fit in an indoor poo...
by Phil H
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 1532

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

Stolen from another poster on another forum. "Attempts of proof are frequently met with obdurate denials. Take a look at the denial of the tobacco companies regarding the demonstrations that their products caused cancer as an example. It is abundantly clear that deniers will not readily admit their ...
by Phil H
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 188
Views: 34481

Re: What films have you watched lately?

C'est La Vie (original title: Le Sens De La Fete) 6/10
BlacKKKlansman 7/10
The Miseducation of Cameron Post 8/10
by Phil H
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2493

Re: The Irish Question

Our assembly, which sits in Stormont has been vacant for well over a year. Again, I imagine if that was the Scots, it might get more coverage. [/b] It is always refreshing to see counter-evidence to many Scots' belief that they are the single most put-upon group of people in the UK, Western Europe,...
by Phil H
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 4038

Re: What Degrees do you have

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:51 pm
First in English [Lit]
Snap, and bang goes my theory/excuse that all the best Countdowners are mathematicians and scientists.
by Phil H
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 3643

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

[/quote] The NBA is cool. It has dominant market share in fashion, music and culture. To massively oversimplify this and drizzle it in bias (and I'm a football fan), football culture is knuckle dragging neanderthals with tribalism and jingoism that occasionally give way to violence and racism. Baske...
by Phil H
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 3643

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:42 am

- Culture-wise, basketball shits on football, and indeed all sports. The NBA is extremely good at this.


How do you mean 'culture-wise', and what in that respect does basketball do better?
by Phil H
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 3643

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Re: the Olympics, am I imagining an instance where the Russians achieved a shock victory over the Americans when they were close to their peak? If you are asking people what they feel is an issue, and a lot of them say the high scoring, I think that has to be taken seriously. Not many of us would pr...
by Phil H
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 3643

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Interesting topic and I think a lot of what I'd have said has been covered already. I may be misremembering because I was 10-14 at the time, but it seemed to me that interest in the UK did rise a little when we had the American 'dream team' playing in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. You also had Michael...
by Phil H
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2655

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

Don't Facebook-stalk Jodine like I did, because you might find spoilers.
by Phil H
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 6980

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

I wondered why nobody else was wondering about the last series to have been won on a crucial, but I see now that the game in question is pretty well-kent.
by Phil H
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 2563

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

Tomorrow's game looks like it could be quite close - looking forward to that.
by Phil H
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 2320

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Unless I'm very much mistaken, Zarte has only been beaten in one round so far (the conundrum against Philip).

Has anyone ever equalled or bettered that during an octorun?


(Edit: Dylan was only beaten in one round, although he failed to score in a further four.)
by Phil H
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 6th March 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 6th March 2018

I wasn't 100% paying attention at the time but I didn't quite get why some people (presumably) think this journalistic 'trick' is worth paying today's challenger for.
by Phil H
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

Brett Davids wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Anchoveta? Someone really didn’t want Zarte breaking any records...
Aye, how much did Dylan pay Damian for that one! :lol:
by Phil H
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2494

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:19 pm

My heart couldn't take THIS game, fuck off with your crucials ;)
You looked like you were fairly panicking :lol:
by Phil H
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2494

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Superb stuff. An argument against prioritising wins over points?
by Phil H
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 4345

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

Let's not forget Carol did 28 years. So last night in a quiz, we had the question "what year did Carol Vorderman quit Countdown?". I remembered you posting about 28 years and figured it therefore had to be 2010. We thus got this question wrong and lost on a tiebreak. You owe me £51. I seem to remem...
by Phil H
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 4345

Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

A rather strangely dismissive article by mid-90s champion Peter Cashmore, who confirms his identity in page 3 of the below-the-line comments. He's entitled to his opinion, of course, but his criticisms of Rachel in particular defy logic. I can accept that someone might have a personal preference for...
by Phil H
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 80
Views: 14233

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

Use terms like 'bleeding heaters' and 'tripping meters' and sound like I know what I'm talking about.
by Phil H
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 504
Views: 112568

Re: Is Apterous down?

It looks like it might be.
by Phil H
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 68)
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 68)

The kind of octochamp I wanted to be: endearingly fallible.

:-)
by Phil H
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Signs, Portents, Psychic moments, Weird co-incidences...
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

Re: Signs, Portents, Psychic moments, Weird co-incidences...

What's the phone number for the Advertising Standards Authority?
by Phil H
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?

What would you rather they talk about, though? It's pretty impossible to please everyone though, what you might hate someone else might love. Fair points. I guess it's not that easy to be entertaining for eight consecutive 1-2 minute slots. Dr Phil is certainly an honourable exception, and I quite ...
by Phil H
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?

I started watching frequently again a few years ago and it seems to me that a lot of DC guests now largely talk to Nick about their own line of work (and in some cases seem more there for his benefit than anyone else's) or tell uninteresting anecdotes about minor mishaps, charity challenges, etc., w...
by Phil H
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 43
Views: 7794

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Not the biggest haul by any means, but quite a nice spread IMO. SCOTLAND (League): Celtic Park (Celtic) Hampden Park (Scotland/Queen's Park) Ibrox Stadium (Rangers - but only for Scotland games and cup semi-finals involving Celtic, in my case) Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen) Tynecastle Park (Heart of M...