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by Adam Gillard
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 323
Views: 49850

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 I've done one marathon, 3:53:53. So I'm top of th...
by Adam Gillard
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 7078

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Fred Mumford wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:26 pm
A Wank To Remember
This one gets my vote so far!
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 7684

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

I like how the Countdown Finals start the same time as the World Cup Finals. Strong alternative offering there from Channel 4!
by Adam Gillard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 62095

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What are those tripod thingies with camera thingies with people in fluorescent jacket thingies manning them? Seems to be some sort of survey equipment but what is it used for? They've had them manned every morning for about a month next to a road I pass on my commute and I'm too scared to ask one of...
by Adam Gillard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 182
Views: 45228

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:48 pm
absolute classic
Did you miss the nuance that they were both 1st of 1 and the ensuing existential crisis?
by Adam Gillard
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - voting
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - voting

THE GotY 2017 POLL HAS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all those who voted, and once again to those who nominated. I can now reveal the top three games of apterous from 2017! GotY 2017 : Ben Andrews 200 - 200 Martin Hurst Runner-up : Apterous Rex 480 - 520 Callum Todd Joint third place : Apterous Prune 0 - 2...
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - voting
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - voting

Only about 6 days left to vote!
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - voting
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - voting

Thanks to all those who submitted nominations for GotY 2017. There were 6 nominees that made the cut-off for the final poll. Voting rules: Each person should submit one of 12 options for each game when voting: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or Abstain (0 is worst and 10 is best). You can submit th...
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

GotY 2017 nominations have now closed. The poll will open shortly in a separate thread.
by Adam Gillard
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

About one week left to nominate.
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

Nominations are now open and will close on Saturday 3 February 2018 at 11.59pm.

The rules and preferred format for the nominations are stated in the original post in this thread.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

Stop right there. If we had a game of the decade, I think it should be more open, rather than to just winners of GOTY, just like GOTY is open to non-GOTW winners. A few games have been missed and were highlighted later on, like Rahul Suresh's max bullet hyper nasty numbers attack. Mathematically, i...
by Adam Gillard
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

Since this is Apterous' 10th year, could we also do a Game of the Decade? Yes we could, nice idea! It'd be easy. Just do it after the 2017 winner is chosen... Allow people vote on what they consider the greatest of the 10 annual winners so far. I've been running the annual poll since 2010, the year...
by Adam Gillard
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

Evening, all! I'm setting up this thread for information and discussion about GotY 2017. I'm planning to accept nominations for a one-month period after all of the GotW results for 2017 have been confirmed (around the second week of January 2018). After nominations close (mid-February 2018), I'll po...
by Adam Gillard
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Wow, that was a thrilling contest! Well done to Innis and team for coming through against strong opponents. Can just apply that comment for this round as well. So evenly matched all the way through, and just nicking it at the end. Yep! Just watched it - another nail-biter and some good educated gue...
by Adam Gillard
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 24201

Re: Only Connect

Matt Bayfield wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:44 pm
1) Mark Lewis-Francis Obikwelu
2) Yelena Isinbayevalerie Adams
3) Steve Cramantle Montsho
4) Lorraine Ugenzebe Dibaba
Correct! Francis Obikwelu was pervading my consciousness this morning for some reason so I decided to incorporate his name into a quiz.
by Adam Gillard
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 24201

Re: Only Connect

MR KLWSF RNC SBKWL
YLNSN BYVL RDM S
ST VCR MNT LMNT SH
LRRNG NZ BDBB
by Adam Gillard
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 11796

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

Figure out directions apart from straight / up without tilting my head or the map.
by Adam Gillard
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 4721

Re: Best 9 of all time

Yeah, agreed on MYOGLOBIN. FORTALICE also impressed me.
by Adam Gillard
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 8648

Re: CO-MSO

Tony Atkins wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:00 am
Adam Gillard wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:09 am
On the website it says there's £100,000 in prize money. Is any of this available in the Countdown event?
Sadly it seems the best one can hope for is a very small pocket dictionary...
Ah right, count me out then!
by Adam Gillard
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Wow, that was a thrilling contest! Well done to Innis and team for coming through against strong opponents.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 11299

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Around 21% chance of Corbyn as Prime Minister according to Betfair.

Edit - follow it here.
What are the chances of Toby Pereira as Prime Minister?
by Adam Gillard
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 8648

Re: CO-MSO

On the website it says there's £100,000 in prize money. Is any of this available in the Countdown event?
by Adam Gillard
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 24201

Re: Only Connect

Yay, well done to Graeme, Phyl and Tom! Superb quizzing :)
by Adam Gillard
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 62095

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why do people eat fruit-flavoured sweets? Why wouldn't they? They give nice flavours. There are other flavours too, like mint, aniseed, liquorice, violet, rhubarb & custard, and non-specific. Just because they don't really taste like fruit and fruit is better for you and probably cheaper, at least ...
by Adam Gillard
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 62095

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:40 am
Adam Gillard wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:20 am
Why do people eat fruit-flavoured sweets?
Because vegetable ones are disgusting
Hehe, good answer!
by Adam Gillard
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 62095

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why do people eat fruit-flavoured sweets?
by Adam Gillard
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Euan Slatter wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:43 pm
MONKMAN WAS ON THE ONE SHOW!!
And Seagull! Great shout :)
by Adam Gillard
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Just caught up on the last two Only Connects. Well done, Verbivores! I thoroughly enjoyed Graeme's disbelieving facepalming in the closing credits of both episodes :)
by Adam Gillard
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Another good performance from Warwick there but Wolfson were also on good form. Great run Giles and team, well done!
by Adam Gillard
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - voting
Replies: 2
Views: 2962

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - voting

THE GotY 2016 POLL HAS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all those who voted, and once again to those who nominated. I can now reveal the top three games of apterous from 2016! GotY 2016 : Johnny Canuck 116 - 71 Tracey Mills Runner-up : Apterous Prune 0 - 285 Rob Foster Third place : Apterous Prime 160 - 200 R...
by Adam Gillard
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - voting
Replies: 2
Views: 2962

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - voting

Reminder - voting closes on Saturday night!
by Adam Gillard
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Wooow! Got a bit overexcited applauding at nearly midnight catching up on this! When they had that double music round and Bristol were miles ahead I thought it was all over purely from a time perspective - well done Giles and Warwick! :)
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations

Nominations have now closed.

Please see the GotY 2016 voting thread for details of the final poll.
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - voting
Replies: 2
Views: 2962

Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - voting

It's that time again - now the seventh Game of the Year poll I've run on this forum! Nominations for GotY 2016 have now closed. Now we move on to the voting phase, which is quick and simple. There were 7 games with more than one nomination, which comprise the final poll - I've decided there are too ...
by Adam Gillard
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 61
Views: 10037

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:25 pm
RE - the marathon. While it was not open entry and thus not a CO:event, it thus would not count here on account of playing the game being the main point of going.
Not for Mikey Lear!
by Adam Gillard
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 18
Views: 3812

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Ed McCullagh <3
by Adam Gillard
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 61
Views: 10037

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

How many people does it have to be for a ratifiable COCMEAT? For example, I have met Innis and Ed M individually for non-Countdown shenanigans; Zarte, Innis and Mikey Lear are not on your list if Mark Watson's 25-hour show doesn't count as a Co:Event.
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations

Reminder - nominations will close on Saturday 11 February 2017 at 11.59pm.
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 129716

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme,

Please could you Answer this Thing (well, not just this Thing, but the Thing immediately following this Thing)?

What's the percentage of returning players per (regular) series? (e.g. 100 different players in series n, 10 had played in series <n, therefore 10% were returning players).
by Adam Gillard
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 14129

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Don't know if this is any different from before but when I read 'LAST POST' I hear a bugle playing in my head. It's cool that you can click the north-east facing arrow and jump straight to that post though.

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by Adam Gillard
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Alas, poor Warwick. Seagull was flying tonight.
by Adam Gillard
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 11566

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Came on to this thread to see what had happened in the main event and see everyone shouting at Jono instead. Can't believe there is so much passionate debate about this as personally I couldn't care less!
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)

Return of the Mack! Nice to see/hear how much it meant to him at the end there :)
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations

Time to open the nominations! The GotY 2016 poll will be opened shortly after nominations have closed. NOMINATIONS FOR GotY 2016 ARE NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 11.59pm. NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO ME BY APTOMAIL OR BY PRIVATE MESSAGE ON THIS FORUM. PLEASE PROVIDE ...
by Adam Gillard
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

RE the quarks; not gonna lie, by this stage I knew we were out and that I hadn't buzzed in yet - as soon as Jeremy mentioned quarks I ran through them in my head (saying up!) I thought he said "quartz" so I was completely bamboozled. I pronounce it to rhyme with "barks" rather than "forks" so that'...
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "APTEROUS" on Countdown
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: "APTEROUS" on Countdown

Is it just me, or is there a palpably weird and knowing atmosphere in the studio every time APTEROUS comes up as a DC max on Countdown? It's kind of like in Harry Potter when someone dares to say "Voldemort" rather than "he who must not be named". Susie has a slightly excited expression, of someone...
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there!
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 323
Views: 49850

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Just noticed that Adam Gillard did a new year parkrun but was way off his PB despite a year to train for this one event! Stalker much? :p I have had a cough / cold so wasn't up for the Christmas Day parkrun, and I didn't feel that great still on Sunday so decided just to enjoy the run rather than c...
by Adam Gillard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Game of the Year (GotY) 2016 - nominations

Evening, all! I'm setting up this thread for information and discussion about GotY 2016. For now (before the nominations go "live"), this thread is the forum for any questions about the rules and the general format of the nominations and the GotY 2016 poll. I'm planning to accept nominations for a o...
by Adam Gillard
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 61726

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't wash their hands after going to the loo. I also find it weird when people go for the soap before the water (i.e., with still-dry hands) but I wouldn't go so far as to deem these people untrustworthy.
by Adam Gillard
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

I wasn't sure that you had it this time when that last clue went unanswered, but well done! Disappointed with Phyl's introduction though, I had already said "it's MC Stylez!" before the host mentioned rapping and neglected to use that stage name.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 61726

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who use the "word" "bae".
Why? It's a perfectly cromulent word.
by Adam Gillard
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 18740

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Hucthings smash! So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance. Was this on UC or OC? I misse...
by Adam Gillard
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 13469

Re: Mondegreens

What do you call it when you know what the actual words are but STILL can't escape that it sounds like something else entirely... What is it you lot think they're saying is about to explode? https://youtu.be/gh-pGxZBQ1Y?t=48s Without having heard this before or read the lyrics, it sounds to me like...
by Adam Gillard
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 5914

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Matt Le Tassier's not had a mention yet that I can see. Craig Chittenden was an early trailblazer in numbers stuff too. Glad Paul Howe and Jesus have both got a mention so far.
by Adam Gillard
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CobliviLon 4th august 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6174

Re: CobliviLon 4th august 2012

Finally conceded that I'm not likely to ever use these, so threw them away this morning.

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by Adam Gillard
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 26176

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Not obvious I suppose, but certain sportspeople's names that I'd only heard said by commentators and then one day see them written and it's completely different from what I expected. Brian Ideye and Van Sinclair come to mind.