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by Adam Gillard
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 18074

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: 18074

Re: Only Connect

MR KLWSF RNC SBKWL
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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: 51
Views: 2660

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: 3136

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
Replies: 34
Views: 5291

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 7039

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
Replies: 34
Views: 5291

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: 18074

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: 459
Views: 36146

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: 459
Views: 36146

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: 459
Views: 36146

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 1850

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: 1850

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 1278

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: 1850

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: 41
Views: 2307

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: 14
Views: 989

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: 41
Views: 2307

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: 1278

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: 1259
Views: 98343

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: 4052

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 7026

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: 677

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: 1278

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 671

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 304
Views: 25590

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: 1278

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: 496
Views: 34669

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 496
Views: 34669

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: 65
Views: 8318

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: 11031

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: 20
Views: 1923

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: 5585

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: 145
Views: 10286

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.
by Adam Gillard
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: Best ever televised game?

Carl WIlliams vs Graeme Cole was the best televised game I've seen live; "GALVANISE!" is a squeak that has stayed with me vividly, and vanquished semi-finalist Mark Deeks peering round from the edge of the set is an image that has stayed with me as well, cracking denouement. Going off Charlie's pos...
by Adam Gillard
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10286

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When an unsubscribe link on an email doesn't work (redirects to a non-existent page, or as I had recently, a page that refreshes every half a second so doesn't allow you to submit your email address), it's probably been done on purpose rather than being a site bug. Similarly this may be why the "hid...
by Adam Gillard
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8318

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Weird question in University Challenge stated "To the nearest factor of 10", where the eventual answer was 80. That's a multiple of 10 and not a factor unless they've changed maths again? It's the question-setter's fault, undoubtedly, but have you noticed that Paxman almost seems to take a pride in...
by Adam Gillard
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8318

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Weird question in University Challenge stated "To the nearest factor of 10", where the eventual answer was 80. That's a multiple of 10 and not a factor unless they've changed maths again?
by Adam Gillard
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8318

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Woof! What a barnstorming finish! :)
by Adam Gillard
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8318

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Surprised no posts about Haemangioma being on the show last week, just catching up! The intro mentioned our Rach as an alumna of Oriel College, Oxford as well. Not quite a quattrocento but 150 is a decent score and nice to see Eoin smiling and enjoying the experience as well :).
by Adam Gillard
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 65
Views: 8318

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Well done Team Hucthings! Rudd in particular was in imperious form!
by Adam Gillard
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday June 21st 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday June 21st 2016

Good fun there on the conundrum, nice to see! :)
by Adam Gillard
Sun May 15, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Would anybody like any help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: Would anybody like any help?

Anthony Endsor wrote:If anybody would like me to assist, please let me know. :)
Got a few odd jobs around the house if you like?
by Adam Gillard
Wed May 04, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34669

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Men
by Adam Gillard
Mon May 02, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 66294

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Leicester City.
by Adam Gillard
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34669

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who get on an escalator on the right (standing) side and then change their mind part-way up and cut in front of someone to use the left (walking) side.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34669

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who have the typing noise turned on on their phones.
I give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it's the phone's default setting and they haven't figured out how annoying it is or how to turn it off.
by Adam Gillard
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2015 - voting
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2015 - voting

THE GotY 2015 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 2015! 1) GotY 2015 : Apterous Prune 0 - 1002 Jack Worsley 2) Runner-up : Apterous Prune 0 - 1056 Conor Travers 3) Third place : Apterous Pru...