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by Derek Hazell
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Like
Replies: 54
Views: 3451

Re: Like

Since Facebook is well popular and stuff, I've added a "Thumbs Up" button similar to C4C, similar to Facebook's Like button. It's based on an existing mod but I specialised it quite a bit, so it's a C4C exclusive omg omg omg. The button is at the top right of each post. It's currently only availabl...
by Derek Hazell
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: TIME FOR A CHANGE?
Replies: 117
Views: 9746

Re: TIME FOR A CHANGE?

Just one question . . . How many posts slagging off my forum does it take to make up for those few posts about Charlie that you found which started all this? Upto over 100 so far. I dread to think how many if it is based on either a pro rata percentage in member numbers or post counts. But, with so ...
by Derek Hazell
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Goodbye Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Goodbye Poll

Hi, I have been left with no choice now but to resign from this forum. Charlie has made it extremely clear that he cannot share this large space with me anymore. I have tried several times to stick it out despite all the sniping, but it always starts up again, and I cannot post naturally anymore bec...
by Derek Hazell
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: Apology

apparently the same does not apply when it comes to posting 10 million incredibly shit puns punctuated only by some tragic self pity and confused analogies about skunks. I don't pity myself, I'm quite a relaxed person, and that seems to be one of the problems, because several people around here are...
by Derek Hazell
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: Apology

Meh, it was fine. I'm sure we've all done worse. At least we have a reference point now though - any humour based on people's names is unacceptable, particularly if they're likely to have heard similar before. Get Julie T to include it in her posting rules. With a name like Hazell, I've probably ha...
by Derek Hazell
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: Apology

Charlie Reams wrote:Haha. Are you the kind of person that punches someone and says "that wasn't meant to hurt!!"? The evidence that you belong in Year 1 continues to accumulate.
What are you talking about?

Go on admit it, you just love a fight. I remember that from Year 1 too!
by Derek Hazell
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: Apology

Charlie Reams wrote:It wasn't very funny though, was it?
Derek Hazell wrote:Wasn't meant to be a joke, just an observation . . .
(about the juxtaposition of the post content and the name of the poster)
by Derek Hazell
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 3765

Re: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009

Is there anybody at all on the forum who has been home educated themselves? Would be interesting to hear a first-person perspective.
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: Apology

Phil Makepeace wrote:Derek, if you're happy to crack jokes of the ilk that my Year 1 classmates did 15 years ago, feel free. Or just don't.
Wasn't meant to be a joke, just an observation. Or maybe you're just attempting more "irony" by being nasty in a thread titled "Apology".
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Britney song.
Replies: 20
Views: 1369

Re: Favourite Britney song.

Britney possibly counts as a guilty pleasure, so some people might not want to admit liking some of her stuff, whereas at least polls are anonymous. I don't care though. Lucky is my favourite. It talks about the downside of her strength of celebrity, but in a non-mawkish way. Piece of Me is also goo...
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: Apology

[u]Make peace[/u] wrote:I preferred it when you were angry.
Someone will be along to debate whether this is irony shortly.
by Derek Hazell
Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Most Improved Player
Replies: 41
Views: 2781

Re: Most Improved Player

Thanks for the reply and charts! Pleased to see my (gradual) letters progress confirmed. I despair of my conundrums. Chris's conundrum chart does look odd/unlikely, although as a better player than me maybe his earlier level is as surprising as his current one. For a player who has always been bett...
by Derek Hazell
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jason's sequence of events
Replies: 27
Views: 1939

Re: Jason's sequence of events

I find myself asking these three questions. Okay, I'll have a go at these, since I've got no hope with any of Matt Bayfield's sports/maths puzzles 1. Why would Jon Corby turn down my friend request on Facebook? He is jealous of you 2. If Debbi Flack told me "not to ever change, and that I was lovel...
by Derek Hazell
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 3765

Re: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009

This will make Julie T very happy: Teen maths prodigy offered Cambridge place

All she needs to do now is get him to appear on Countdown!
by Derek Hazell
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009
Replies: 57
Views: 3204

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009

More ginger controversy, this time from a programme you all love and I hate: Doctor Who Accused Of Anti-Ginger Agenda
by Derek Hazell
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Temporary chat thread while aptochat is down
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: Temporary chat thread while aptochat is down

Why da fuk do I always loose u fookin loosers
U sure u lot ent cheetin

ORANGUTANGS?
by Derek Hazell
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 15268

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

That's interesting, j jjjjjj. Another is that with only 3 weeks and 6 places left, it would only take 2 people to register each week now for the event to be full for the first time ever. With 5 people who have expressed interest on here but not confirmed yet (Andrew Herbertson, Ben Hunter, DOD, Alla...
by Derek Hazell
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Good chat logs
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Good chat logs

I'm glad I was around for this . It also continued . Thanks for sharing. Although you have obviously started this thread because unlike the Classic Aptochat moments one, you think the whole log is worth reading, I have to say I particulary enjoyed the bit where you said: my tea's ready! and then on...
by Derek Hazell
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 39322

Re: Religion

I did actually look at his Wikipedia article but still thought the same. It depends what kind of films you watch. While the most famous brother Alec is known for big Hollywood films, Stephen's tend to fall more into the straight-to-video category. He once made a film where he spent most of the time...
by Derek Hazell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Neutral news
Replies: 23
Views: 1445

Re: Neutral news

Alec Rivers wrote:Well, I wouldn't kick her out of the bed if she farted. ;)
And if the heat of your passion caused her botox-filled face to explode resulting in you accidently ingesting some of the botulinum toxin, you wouldn't be able to!
by Derek Hazell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Sports / Maths Puzzle(s)...
Replies: 205
Views: 10039

Re: Sports / Maths Puzzle(s)...

Dinos Sfyris wrote:Howard has suggested I open the same puzzle up to a 18-hole scenario, which I'm more than happy to do.
Shouldn't you be saving that sort of stamina for your last night of freedom?
by Derek Hazell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 42
Views: 2535

Re: SNOW!

Michael Wallace wrote:Faggotty homophobes, the lot of you.
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by Derek Hazell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Youtube vids
Replies: 54
Views: 4381

Re: Youtube vids

Kirk Bevins wrote:Not a very good one (imo) this one, but from 6:37 to 8:37 is Countdown.
You don't do it justice again, Kirk.

That was absolutely abysmal. I don't remember David Brent being either thick or having a Brummie accent . . . and I certainly hope no one associated with Countdown would ever say "haitch".
by Derek Hazell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on Big Brother
Replies: 78
Views: 4477

Re: Countdown on Big Brother

I have served Susie Dent, Rory McGrath and Gaz from Supergrass.
by Derek Hazell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Neutral news
Replies: 23
Views: 1445

Re: Neutral news

Marc Meakin wrote:Tilefish?
(used to be Stewart's company)
Subtle jokes are the best kind, but the downside is sometimes they pass by without being recognized. I had to read this one of Matt's in Jason's other thread about 4 times before I finally got it!
by Derek Hazell
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Most Improved Player
Replies: 41
Views: 2781

Re: Most Improved Player

Why so much fuss over the c word? I mean, I know officially it's not the same thing, but I think we all know what apterous is based on... Some people like to play it safe because of the Scrabulous debacle. I suppose once Marcel Stellman signs up to play, we'll all finally be able to talk about it f...
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Discount link dump
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Discount link dump

Sorry, there's no discount here - unless you take the £9.99 "bargain" bucket at its word - but I just found this funny:
Entire Refrigerator Rearranged To Accommodate Leftover KFC Bucket

But of course, saving leftovers and not binning them counts as a form of money saving too.
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who do you miss?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Who do you miss?

I'm not voting because I wanted to vote for Tony Harding and he's not in the poll. He used to post on Gevin's group quite regularly and then occasionally on the c4c group (always under a pseudonym but I was dead clever and figured out it was him) and he was really funny. I do miss his stuff, I must...
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who do you miss?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Who do you miss?

No votes for Martin Gardner? It's like you all only joined three months ago. Hell even Zef got a vote, which I can only assume was ironic. Actually come to think of it Derek, were you ever even privy to any of Zef's sociopathic ramblings? Not personally, no. I didn't used to post very much back the...
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Classic Editions.
Replies: 73
Views: 4294

Re: Classic Editions.

Jason Larsen wrote:Everybody knows who Will D. Downing is? Even in America?

Really?
Well not everybody. But some people in America will have heard of him, as he writes (wrote?) for an American magazine called The Anglo-file (sp?).
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Classic Editions.
Replies: 73
Views: 4294

Re: Classic Editions.

Jason Larsen wrote:How do you know all that, Kirk?
From watching the relevant programmes. All the links are here in this thread if you want to watch them too, Jason. That's if they work in America.
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who do you miss?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Who do you miss?

Matthew Green wrote:You can add me to the list if you're gonna keep posting shit like this.
Right. That's my planned Best of Matthew Green thread canned.
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 42
Views: 2535

Re: SNOW!

Apparently the snow has hit Manchester particularly badly. People are snowed into their homes, and the airport has had to be closed. Will this affect the filming of Countdown at all? Will we have another situation where contestants have to be reshuffled because they cannot get to the studio for film...
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: The Internet

Hugh Binnie wrote:Why have you lumped work/my own business together? "What I do on the internet is work"; "what I do on the internet is my own business" — hardly the same.
Lol brilliant.

You're on some kind of list now as well.
Probably a list of funny people.
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who do you miss?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Who do you miss?

Do you miss anybody who used to post a lot on here, or on Yahoo! before, and no longer does much anymore? Or don't you care?

I've tried to include a cross-section of people from all 3 main places and genders.
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: The Internet

Howard Somerset wrote:Would've been 11 if you added "Anything Else". :)
Not Internet Dating I hope, Howard . . . your wife seems very nice ;)

Actually I did think of putting "Other (please specify)", but I got a bit bored with that option, so feel free to share in a post if you do anything else.
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

The Internet

This place gets a lot quieter when Countdown's off air, so maybe people indulge in their other Internet hobbies. Which things do you do regularly online?
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Youtube vids
Replies: 54
Views: 4381

Re: Youtube vids

Pretty 'funny' Dead Ringers Countdown sketches: Here and here . I thought they were funny without the inverted commas, particularly the first one. Thanks for posting those, Kirk. Of course Jan Ravens who played Carol has actually been on Countdown as the Dictionary Corner guest while Des Lynam was ...
by Derek Hazell
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite sad songs.
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Favourite sad songs.

All By Myself - the original by Eric Carmen (it's based on Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2", which was also used to great effect in Brief Encounter ) Will You - Hazel O'Connor Parisienne Walkways - Gary Moore Without You - Nilsson Cheesy country music by someone who puts every last drop of emot...
by Derek Hazell
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is more awesome: Kai or Conor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1603

Re: Who is more awesome: Kai or Conor?

Howard Somerset wrote:lol - I certainly wouldn't be able to get back on again. :)
Too late - Jason Cullen's nicked your place!
by Derek Hazell
Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: DJ Chris Evans
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: DJ Chris Evans

Well, the bafflingly popular Sir Michael Terence Wogan KBE should have more free time on his hands, now he is leaving his daily breakfast show to be replaced by Chris. With his loyal band of "TOGs" he could bring a sizeable audience of all ages with him. I see he has been on before in 1997-99, but I...
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series
Replies: 276
Views: 15191

Re: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series

Both as a fan of them and also because I think they'd be good, I wouldn't mind seeing Michael McIntyre or David Mitchell on the show. I reckon McIntyre would be hilarious, if only paired with the rather more reserved (but lovely) Susie. This after but him want you would still? http://www.c4countdow...
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Dictionary Corner Guests
Replies: 143
Views: 9529

Re: Dictionary Corner Guests

I think David Mitchell would be a really good guest, he's brilliantly funny and it would fit in perfectly with his public persona of being a bit geeky. There are plenty of comedians out there that I love, but Mitchell is probably the only one inoffensive enough that I'd feel happy to watch him with...
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Characters you'd like to see
Replies: 89
Views: 4964

Re: Characters you'd like to see

Joseph Bolas wrote:David Mitchell
Robert Webb
Eric Cartman
But, after this would you still want him? http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 813#p72813
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 20570

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Someone expressed concern that David Mitchell wouldn't be palatable to an older audience when in fact his image is so middle England that I am sure they would love him: he already sounds like a grumpy old man albeit a mightily humourous one. Richard Herring might go a little nearer the knuckle but ...
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: David Mitchell
Replies: 14
Views: 1985

Re: David Mitchell

Not sure you'd want David Mitchell anymore after this comment on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2009 . . . or even if he'd actually want to do it: Talking about the fourth plinth, one of the panellists suggested that the idea of featuring members of the public doing their own thing on there should be ...
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 589
Views: 124202

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Or mice coming out at night to play football.
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Rate the above user's avatar
Replies: 97
Views: 8048

Re: Rate the above user's avatar

Andy's avatar, taken on a recent fancy dress night when he fulfilled his dream of being a young bearded Andy Wilson isn't as cool as the shocked picture of himself he used to use, but due to it's very subtle use of swearing (whether as an invitation to admirers or an expletive against said Andy) it'...
by Derek Hazell
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 203094

Re: Feature requests

Is there any way of calculating the best players of an entire year? I suppose this would be based on averages of the charts published all through the year. Now that Apterous has been running for well over a year, I was thinking it is something which could be announced on here or on the Wiki at the e...
by Derek Hazell
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Rosy Glow Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 2882

Re: The Rosy Glow Thread

Jason Larsen wrote:Dinos has to realize that he doesn't know her!
So not knowing your mom is a good thing about Dinos?

Okay then, Jason is a great person because he has never met any of us!
by Derek Hazell
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oh god it's 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Oh god it's 2010

All the best New Year wishes and ALL THAT SHIT everyone. Fuck's sake they've started setting fireworks off now. Has everyone gone insane? Yep, there were fireworks on TV, fireworks outside, so I came to c4c for solace, and there were flames shooting from your new avatar! But yeah, I'm already insan...
by Derek Hazell
Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Have I Got News For You
Replies: 42
Views: 2665

Re: Have I Got News For You

Gyles Brandreth's 1999 appearance (the first of four he has made so far) is on Dave at 7:40 and Dave Ja Vu at 8:40 tonight.


Edit: Countdown just got a mention, as Paul Merton said the music should be used as the theme to take us into the next election.
by Derek Hazell
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A Question of Genius
Replies: 43
Views: 4340

Re: A Question of Genius

Congrats, Ian. Good luck. I hoped to go on, but I didn't think I did well, and am not too surprised that I haven't heard anything. Having said that I did have my audition for Pointless earlier that same day, and it looks like I've missed out on that as well. Oh well. Not sure whose turn it is to ma...
by Derek Hazell
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Xmas=Darts
Replies: 40
Views: 2589

Re: Xmas=Darts

On "The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties" they showed a clip of Coronation Street with Phil "The Power" Taylor helping the pub darts team, and Ashley says "we haven't even got nicknames", and Craig Charles replies "yeah, but on the upside we do have a captain called Kirk".
by Derek Hazell
Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 39322

Re: Religion

"I never use the word atheist of myself; it's scarcely worth having a name for. I mean I don't have a name for not believing in pixies." - Sir Jonathan Miller
by Derek Hazell
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 83650

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments , a 2004 show (revised 2005) which was repeated this Christmas on More4 had a segment on the Countdown Christmas Special from 1997. Richard Whiteley was interviewed about the show, in which he played Carol (billed under her married name of Carol King), and lost on...
by Derek Hazell
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name for the next decade
Replies: 38
Views: 1733

Re: Name for the next decade

From Piers Fletcher, chief question wrangler and producer of QI : It's anyone's guest what we are going to call the next decade. It's not even clear how individual years will be pronounced: David Crystal, author of the Cambridge Enclyopedia of the English Language, predicts we'll say "two thousand a...
by Derek Hazell
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 77422

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Alex Horne will be on surreal quiz "We Need Answers" on BBC4 on Tuesday 5th January.
by Derek Hazell
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My hero
Replies: 18
Views: 1126

Re: My hero

There is another fun interactive Christmas site here - and this one even has Countdown in the title! Possibly a bit young for other forum members though. Lesley and anyone else with kids (or any big kids on here), now is the time to be doing this, as the countdown has actually begun, and now it is ...
by Derek Hazell
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Christmas is here again
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Re: Christmas is here again

Yeah, Merry Christmas lovers and haters
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