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by Matt Rutherford
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 14357

Re: Joke Items

Records/cassettes being brought today. I can understand collections from a time when they were ubiquitous, but now? YouTube, Spotify and many other services exist giving you every song you want, as you like it, at the click of a button and have done for some time. Spending £15 because something 'sou...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 213
Views: 87812

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Chris Hare during a recent debate on 're-' words
'Using a diaresis is the linguistic equivalent of having to knit pants out of spaghetti because you intentionally set fire to your underwear drawer.'
by Matt Rutherford
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 213
Views: 87812

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Best-of-9 round robin will all the bots...What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.apterous.org/chat.php?base=1593384235

(Thank Andy SC for this mayhem :))
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accents and dialects
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Accents and dialects

But I pronounce water as wartah. Do you use the glottal stop? My ex wife comes from the Midlands and I liked the way she pronounced tooth and bus. Roundabouts shall forever be 'islands'. Also, people don't use the word 'gambol' enough :) One quirk of mine; when talking at speed, the 'tt' sound in w...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Roughly half-a-stone upwards. Have been walking a lot more, but that has been far outweighed (no pun intended) by me being slumped behind my laptop, playing Apto, steadily reducing my household's supply of biscuits.
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)
Replies: 10
Views: 1971

Re: Fun stuff you've just found (music, etc)

Couldn't find a thread for things like this so started a new one. Yesterday I was introduced to a new musical genre that goes by the name of 'bardcore', or sometimes 'tavernwave'. This is an absolute banger. The concept was introduced to me as a sort of funny meme thing but I think it's genuinely b...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 131
Views: 18118

Re: Trade Secrets

Not so useful at the moment, but when the time comes to make train journeys again, Real Time Trains (https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/ also comes in a paid app on mobile) lets you know which platform your train is going from before they announce it (for most major stations, they don't tell you strai...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 14357

Re: Joke Items

Manual gearboxes (for your average car-lorries and other vehicles are a different story, I know). Automatic is far easier to deal with, not having to fuck about with the clutch and it makes roundabouts much simpler to navigate. About the only thing the US has got right is the demise of 'stickshift.'...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Some Conundrums
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Some Conundrums

I got bored, so to you stop from climbing the walls whilst Apto is down and the pubs stay shut, here's some conundrums for you to have a go at. Post the answers in small/hard-to-see fonts or PM me the answers-will post them soon for you to mark. Enjoy! 01-AILTHRONE 02-BODWASHER 03-BETRIVIAL 04-IONET...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unusual Fears/Phobias
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Unusual Fears/Phobias

Courtesy of an industrial-strength bout of OCD in my early teens (that has since fucked off), I wound up suffering with the wonderfully named hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia-or 'fear of 666', which led to a general dislike of the number 6. If the same product cost £6.99 or £8.99, I'd buy the more expe...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 111
Views: 21900

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Whilst writing a Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, you note down to mention 'the fraternal rotalines among the disciples.'
by Matt Rutherford
Tue May 26, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 5579

Re: Cummings and goings

Meanwhile, Specsavers are innovating in an era of social distancing. With the branches closed, they are having you do a 30-mile round trip to see if your prescription needs adjusting.
by Matt Rutherford
Mon May 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 2402

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

One thing that I should have mentioned is widespread face-mask usage. Some countries in the Far East already saw regular public face mask usage courtesy of previous outbreaks (China had SARS in 2002, South Korea had MERS in 2015) whereas those doing so in the West would garner weird looks. It defini...
by Matt Rutherford
Sun May 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 2402

It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

As we steadily emerge blinking from our grottoes after numerous weeks of recreational curve-flattening, what we knew has gone and a brave new world now will rise. Along with far more people working from home, aversion to handshakes and hearts skipping beats every time someone in the near vicinity co...
by Matt Rutherford
Tue May 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 9264

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

In please-here is to hoping :D
by Matt Rutherford
Sun May 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 14357

Re: Joke Items

Hang on, I'm confused. Is there an issue with salt grinders in general? The use of the word "mechanical" somehow puts me on edge and makes me think you might be talking about a particularly special kind of salt grinder. Because yes, freshly ground rock salt is an entirely different thing to powdere...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat May 02, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 14357

Re: Joke Items

Fountain pens. I have dysgraphia (linked to dyspraxia) meaning my writing is a cursive, looking like a black spider memo scrawled by someone mid-seizure and my hand cramps up after half-a-page. I use cheap fountain pens because I find you don't have to press as hard, which lets me write longer and ...
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 288
Views: 106962

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Paul Erdunast is seen here lamenting the downfall of West London's nightlife-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZukiRrYROA
by Matt Rutherford
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 7083

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Colin Doyle (ex-Birmingham City GK) once booted a ball into the back of my head whilst warming up for a match.