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by Mark James
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11260

Re: You Are The Ref

What happens in this situation. Numbers round 75 7 10 1 6 9 - 729 Player 1 declares they have it and says the following.... 75+6+81 81x9 = 719 719+10 = 729 Rachel says, no, 81x9 = 729. Do they get the points? The way you declare numbers would save him. When the contestant says 81x9 Rachel would imm...
by Mark James
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 494
Views: 64211

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream I was watching an episode of House and Neil Zussman was working for House and he had to prepare a presentation. I was trying to figure out which episode it was that he left the show and why House had sacked him.
by Mark James
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: THE MILLION POUND DROP
Replies: 27
Views: 2807

Re: THE MILLION POUND DROP

You seem to be the only person who watches these shit shows and then you complain about them. If they annoy you so much how about just not watching them?
by Mark James
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Maybe they'll update it but I should be first. Says I lost by three points but Khedira didn't play and should have been automatically substituted with Vlaar who scored six.
by Mark James
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5224

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

I was so loving this world cup so far but tonight has ruined it. If Brazil win the whole thing I'll probably be physically sick. Horrible team with terrible players.
by Mark James
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 43280

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Every so often my windows desktop screen goes a bit nuts (it's windows 8). Instead of the background picture I have set up the screen turns black and often I'm unable to click on any windows that are active. I was playing a game on apterous the other night but the game screen disappeared and I could...
by Mark James
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: £27,000 for getting beat...........
Replies: 21
Views: 1716

Re: £27,000 for getting beat...........

Rate the Swedish league, do you Callum? The quality of the league in a sense is irrelevant since all the teams are of a similar quality. The EPL is probably an easier league to win if you happen to be managing one of the top teams with an endless bank account. People praise Guardiola but I could pr...
by Mark James
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5224

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Fred Mumford wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:Excellent, first time for quite a while if I remember right too.
Yes, we were last unofficial champs during Euro 2000 - another tournament where we didn't do quite so well officially.
Yis were great in 1994 too, although why you changed your name to Ireland is anybody's guess.
by Mark James
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Why did I put Lichtsteiner in my team? I'd have been better off leaving in the Mexican who wasn't even playing this round.
by Mark James
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Andy Platt wrote:League table seems to be constantly broken. Anyone (Mark H?) on more than 37 pts?
I have 40 points.
by Mark James
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Next letter in sequence
Replies: 55
Views: 5238

Re: Next letter in sequence

Q Q S N D N J G F H W K M I ? Hint: This sequence is associated with the person I've been trying to add to Apterous Dictionary Corner for over a year. The hint made it very obvious for me. It's M for Made in Heaven. Although the sequence should have been Q Q S A A N J T F H T A T I. The words A and...
by Mark James
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5224

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

2014-06-12 17:05:08 Mark James says: i think englands group ill see all four teams with 4 points 2014-06-12 17:05:22 Andy Platt says: nah, costa rica are useless 2014-06-12 17:05:24 Time's up and Barry Bridger was the only person to get it, solving it in 20.2 seconds and receiving 12 bonus points. T...
by Mark James
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5224

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

2014-06-12 17:05:08 Mark James says: i think englands group ill see all four teams with 4 points 2014-06-12 17:05:22 Andy Platt says: nah, costa rica are useless 2014-06-12 17:05:24 Time's up and Barry Bridger was the only person to get it, solving it in 20.2 seconds and receiving 12 bonus points. T...
by Mark James
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 33191

Re: People you shouldn't trust

JimBentley wrote: See also "You know your problem -"
I hate when people say, "You know what you're problem is".

As If I've only the one.
by Mark James
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Mark James wrote:On the McDonalds' site it says, thanks for registering, come back on June 8th to start selecting your team. It is June 8th and I can't select a team. Anyone know what's going on?
Any further luck? I have my team picked.
Never tried again. I'll stick with the mirror one.
by Mark James
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Sean Fletcher wrote:Is this open to everyone?
Yeah, Here's the code 1387410-13839.
by Mark James
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

I'm reliably informed that the Maccy D's one is a bit shit this year (100m for 23 players?!). Are people that bothered about playing the McDonald's fantasy football or would people prefer to do the Sun/Mirror ones? For those who don't check Apterous: Robin McKay's already set up a league on the Mir...
by Mark James
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

On the McDonalds' site it says, thanks for registering, come back on June 8th to start selecting your team. It is June 8th and I can't select a team. Anyone know what's going on?
by Mark James
Sat May 31, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 33191

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Zarte Siempre wrote: I'm perfectly trustworthy. I'm a consistent level of arsehole.
Love this response.
by Mark James
Mon May 26, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 169
Views: 21783

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Anyone fancy doing a World Cup fantasy football league? I was looking around and found a few places doing one so I didn't know which one people would be keen on. The McDonalds one seems to be the official FIFA one. Any suggestions on which one to go for?
by Mark James
Sat May 24, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 33191

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who go to pubs but don't drink. Would you go to brothel to read a book? And I include designated drivers. In fact any group that has a designated driver. Just get a bloody taxi you cheap pricks.
by Mark James
Mon May 19, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6472

Re: The best films of all-time?

10-00pm ITV 2 Tonight..... Yet another chance to see the most overrated film in Movie history! I am of course talking about.....The Shawshank Redemption! Nah, that's a great film. I would urge anyone who's not seen it to watch it if they can. I agree with Jim. I thought it was great. My only critic...
by Mark James
Fri May 16, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5224

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Cheers. Good read that.
by Mark James
Fri May 16, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5224

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Really would have picked Stockdale in place of Forster I know he plays in an inferior league but Forster is actually the best keeper England have and should start. I'd have left Foster out myself. For another outfield player. I've never understood bringing three goalies. I think its over cautious. ...
by Mark James
Thu May 08, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6472

Re: The best films of all-time?

Combined with the fact that you don't have a top 'X' or even a helpful opinion means you pretty much may as well have stayed away from the thread and kept your dullard opinions to yourself, yeah? I also have a bottom list of 2 which includes Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2. I think Dave wants to know the o...
by Mark James
Thu May 08, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6472

Re: The best films of all-time?

Combined with the fact that you don't have a top 'X' or even a helpful opinion means you pretty much may as well have stayed away from the thread and kept your dullard opinions to yourself, yeah? I do have a top 'X'. I have a top list of 1 which includes Die Hard. I also have a bottom list of 2 whi...
by Mark James
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?
Replies: 45
Views: 6212

Re: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?

Steven M. McCann wrote:Yesterdays game (April 27th) had to be seen to be believed,
the player had 1,000 & 100,000 left in his last two boxes, gets offered 30,000 and still manages to go home with NOTHING!
I didn't see it but I still believe you. What I can't believe is that people still watch this show.
by Mark James
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6472

Re: The best films of all-time?

Dave Preece wrote: You don't rate KB Vol. 2 as high as 1???
I rate them the same. They were both shite.
by Mark James
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 65561

Re: The C4C Football Thread

One of the best nights of my life. Check this out. He's only gone and done it again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s5gxdzZOCE I love that he plays for my team in my league but this kid deserves to be playing at the highest level. The technique and the audacity to even try it is amazing. If it wa...
by Mark James
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

I beat Abdi and we both got two nines.
by Mark James
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

What evidence is there (if any) to suggest that having the letters pick gives you an advantage for the round? It did for me in one round in the match I played. The first 8 letters I picked were U I A F D S O G. I realised that if an E came up I would have the word GAUDIES. I asked for a vowel in th...
by Mark James
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3265

Re: Pointless (In General)

Best final round ever. Shame your man blanked it. I knew every possible answer for Zep 4 and Appetite for Destruction and most of Nevermind.
by Mark James
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown Prize Money?
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Re: Countdown Prize Money?

Isn't Deal or no Deal paid for by the phone line you have ring to become a contestant (apparently the phone line for Who Wants to be a Millionaire paid for an entire series payout by the amount of calls needed to fill one episode, everything else was pure profit).
by Mark James
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 4737

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

Maybe I should put this in the coincidences thread but I'm at a friend's in the Netherlands and I've just gone upstairs for a piss because the seat on the downstairs toilet doesn't stay up. Similarly coincidental, I was given a link to this by someone on my facebook page who I'm sure is totally una...
by Mark James
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (People of all sexes) standing up instead of sitting down
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: (People of all sexes) standing up instead of sitting dow

Matt Morrison wrote:Amazing Mark. You're bringing the heat in every thread. Now I just need to know how you stand up to piss when you have your vagina on.
If I have a vagina on I'm usually lying down.
by Mark James
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 4737

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

A-lolled in the office at Mark pissing up his nose. Mission accomplished. Sounds like you need to clean your bell-end more often if rogue pubes are a regular problem. I exaggerated the frequency of the event for comedic purposes. It might have happened maybe twice. That was Gev, not me. So it was. ...
by Mark James
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (People of all sexes) standing up instead of sitting down
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: (People of all sexes) standing up instead of sitting dow

I do a thing where I've just arrived home and I switch on the tv and instead of sitting down to watch it I stay standing up, but not only that, I also tend to have my body turned away from the tv but turn my head to watch it as if my body is ready to go do something else but my head has become enthr...
by Mark James
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 4737

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

There's so much from everyone here that I agree with, even people who are disagreeing with each other, and I can't be bothered to quote everything so here' my two cents. The plumbers installed my toilet wrong so the toilet is too close to cistern and the seat won't stay upright. It means I tend to h...
by Mark James
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 494
Views: 64211

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream last night Jon O'Neill was showing me his DJ skills on a turntable. He didn't do anything though except play Undone-The Sweater Song by Weezer.
by Mark James
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Link Dump
Replies: 327
Views: 35096

Re: C4C Link Dump

Go on youtube, start watching a video, make sure your not clicked in to the search bar and type 1980. Something cools happens.
by Mark James
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P4)
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P4)

I'm sick of the guests in dictionary corner doing "comedy" songs and poems.
by Mark James
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nice Welcome.
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Nice Welcome.

I doubt you'll be able to play apterous on a PS4.
by Mark James
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The World's Hardest 15 Rounder
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: The World's Hardest 15 Rounder

Johnny Canuck wrote:(Incidentally, why do they have to clarify that "This page is for amusement only"? Odd.)
Because so little of what's posted could be construed as amusing?
by Mark James
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

I knew I had done something stupid on the internet last night. I should really avoid the computer when I come in from the pub.
by Mark James
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

why would that be ironic? Because the man I'm asking is partly to blame. Again, why would that be ironic? It may be my understanding of the word ironic is actually wrong which is fair enough. If it is, please explain to me the definition. As I say, in one sense I was trying to make a joke but at th...
by Mark James
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

Arguing over the meaning of "ironic" has got to be in the top ten of common Internet debates. Always fun to get such an argument going. Things are either ironic or they're not. It's a simple thing to get right really. Unless you want to argue about what "ironic" actually means, in which case I coul...
by Mark James
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

Fred Mumford wrote:Graeme, which players have appeared on the show more than once and lost every time? The rather unlucky James Hall springs to mind, ironically.
Graeme, why would that be ironic?
by Mark James
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 10th 2014 (S70 P5)
Replies: 107
Views: 3447

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 10th 2014 (S70 P5)

I don't think taking issue with quality of play is unreasonable, because for most people here, it does actually make for a less enjoyable watch if contestants are missing very easy numbers games, trying proper nouns, whatever, and there's really nothing wrong with hoping or expecting one of your fa...
by Mark James
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 30493

Re: Countdown in the news

Dave Preece wrote:What a shit bit of 'journalism'.
"Thanks" for that.
by Mark James
Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 96858

Re: Ask Graeme?

I feel that winning a series doesn't mean much, This is the kind of stupid thing Liverpool haters (I'm not a Liverpool fan btw) were saying in 2005. "Sure they won the competition but they weren't the best team in it". Well they were. That's what winning the thing means. As someone who participated...
by Mark James
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 494
Views: 64211

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream I was playing the video game Dark Souls and I was invading Gemma Church. And no, that is not sexual in anyway (I wish it had been).
by Mark James
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TV
Replies: 41
Views: 3337

Re: TV

Soph K wrote:the big bang theory & how i met your mother
I can't watch sitcoms with laughter tracks anymore. I still like Frasier and Seinfeld and all but modern comedies should drop it.
by Mark James
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointless (In General)
Replies: 20
Views: 3265

Re: Pointless (In General)

Matt Morrison wrote:repeats this week so been deleting the fuckers
You know when you press the i button on your sky remote to find out what the show is about. Why can they not say when things are repeats. I'm pretty sure they used to have (R) at the end but I haven't seen one in ages.
by Mark James
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Records
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: Records

(cos MP3 quality is crap) Is it? What makes you say that? I learned about this last year but can't remember the exact technical reason of what is going on. Basically it's a condensed format. It's a smaller version of the original WAV files shrunk so that you can fit thousands of songs on mp3 player...
by Mark James
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Round Britain Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 2594

Re: Round Britain Quiz

Tony Atkins wrote:The question submitted by Tony Atkins from Berkshire on last week's show was not from me, in case you were wondering.
Ha, I was actually.
by Mark James
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 19814

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

I hope they make sturdier pens that come with the goody bag. Mine's after breaking after only 4 months. Although in fairness, I was twiddling it between my fingers like Alan Cumming in Goldeneye and I dropped it a shit load of times.
by Mark James
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6472

Re: The best films of all-time?

So, is a film buff, a film expert? According to urban dictionary film buffs are basically addicted to going to the movies. I would say it's more a case of liking movies rather than being an expert on them. Where buffs do tend to be experts is knowing movie trivia more than what actually makes a goo...
by Mark James
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6472

Re: The best films of all-time?

Top 20 is too big a list to name definitively. Like all of these kinds of favorite movie, music or whatever kind of lists, they change all the time the more you think about it. The one movie that crops up perennially though which is the one I say is my favorite movie of all time is Die Hard. Is it ...
by Mark James
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The best films of all-time?
Replies: 102
Views: 6472

Re: The best films of all-time?

Top 20 is too big a list to name definitively. Like all of these kinds of favorite movie, music or whatever kind of lists, they change all the time the more you think about it. The one movie that crops up perennially though which is the one I say is my favorite movie of all time is Die Hard. Is it t...