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by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 2410

Re: Crisps

There used to be Wotsit-shaped baked-bean flavour things I used to devour in our clubhouse back in the day, I presume they were a local brand - certainly never seen them since. Always a bit of Russian roulette with the 1 in 20 or so chance of getting a tooth-breaking crunchy bit.
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I can understand that the abbreviation of IMHO can annoy some people who hate text speak. But I only use the term so people don't think i think I am stating a fact. The term no offence but is always going to have something offensive following it IMHO It's nothing to do with it being text speak. To ...
by Ian Volante
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

:D
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Heather Styles wrote:as they soon won't be able to be talked about again until Christmas Eve 2017).
I just had some for lunch, they were very nice.

Also, have we done people who feel the need to use 'IM(H)O' on forums?
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 33818

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Here are my Mandela effect top ten. I. E. People still alive I thought were dead. 1 Bill Maynard. 2. Peter Sallis 3. Betty White 4. Carol Channing 5. Desmond Tutu 6. Jimmy Carter 7.Lord Carrington 8. John Noakes 9.Vera Lynn 10. Bernie Clifton I read that BBC article about the Mandela effect, and em...
by Ian Volante
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11249

Re: FOCAL 2016

lolz drama. About time too.
by Ian Volante
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 159
Views: 35014

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Martin Hurst wrote:Not a quiz, but Doug Roberts (the pirate guy from CD a few weeks ago) was on Watchdog after he complained that a supermarket gift set of 3 jars of jam was more than double the price of buying the three jars of jam individually.
Well he's a fanny if he bought it. Just another stupidity tax innit?
by Ian Volante
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark James wrote:Adults with no children who get excited about the Late Late Toy Show. (Might not be known outside of Ireland but I'm sure you can guess what it's about)
I'm taking offence on behalf of my fiancée.
by Ian Volante
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New fivers not meat-free
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: New fivers not meat-free

I think it would be best if vegans were not issued with antibiotics on the NHS, but just handed some healing crystals instead. Apparently, most proseccos aren't vegan either. Seems like you're lumping vegans in with nutjobs such as homeopaths, somewhat harsh I'd say. And yes, isinglass and the like.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who think that Black Friday is something other than Friday the 13th.
Nay lad, it's the last Friday before the final week before Christmas where everyone gets mortal drunk and shits in the street. No amount of capitalist promotion of shelf-clearing events is going to change that.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun

Could never be arsed. I did win a grand final in the early 90s though against either opponent.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 12710

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I agree with that ranking above, definitely should resurrect Paul Daniels to solve the problem.
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37576

Re: Politics in General

Only if you consider him worthy of being called a human being. I was clearly making a distinction between putting a creature down if it had rabies or whatever and a danger to society. And a human being. I think murder in cold blood should always carry a death penalty outside of War. I guess unless ...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rain
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Rain

Ok, so our first issue was - does a scale of rain start at 0 (no rain at all) or does it start at 1 (obviously what 1 represents is subjective in itself, but you know what I mean)? http://i.imgur.com/OYLMUEy.png Looking back I think we were foolish to try and have a single descriptor and then a ser...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37576

Re: Politics in General

Probably should be on a new thread but shouldn't that evil bastard who murdered Jo Cox , be given the death penalty rather than waste hundreds of thousands of tax payers money to incarcerate them. No society should ever kill another human. But evil scum like this should lose their human status and ...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 159
Views: 35014

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Gary Male currently on Radio 2's PopMaster.
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 12454

Re: Mondegreens

Just realised that I had Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me wrong all these years.

I thought it was:

'I'm hot, can't sleep,
from my head, to my feet'.

That never sat right with me, but I never thought about it hard enough to correct it from 'can't sleep' to 'sticky sweet'.
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2118

Re: Organised Religion

Of the codes of conduct that are out there, Christianity is a pretty good one imo. It is certainly preferable to smug liberalism, and/or market economy values... which are the current driving forces behind Western society. If smug liberalism was in charge, I doubt we'd have the broad swathe of righ...
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 4436

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Number of unique days played is hard to discount as a measure in this context. And number of games (someone who's played 1,000 games and got 100 max games is obviously significantly better than someone who's played 10,000 games and got the same number). I don't think Ian's comment was serious thoug...
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37576

Re: Politics in General

Nicholas Soames out please. He takes up the space of two anyway.
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Fred Mumford wrote:I'd have thought she is too old to risk having that sort of operation.
*like*
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Many years ago, a place I worked at installed its first e-mail system. Within an hour on the first morning, someone decided to test the out of office system by e-mailing themselves. Unfortunately, the system didn't limit the number of replies, so the server was immediately sent into an infinite loop...
by Ian Volante
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Tumbleweed
Replies: 46
Views: 8503

Re: Tumbleweed

22,567 bells. Couldn't resist.
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 109
Views: 17453

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Mark Deeks wrote:Last night on the Apprentice, the contestants were challenged to buy some rambutans, a tagine and a lengha.
Sounds like fucking great telly.
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

While do people feel the need to have two separate two-minute silences to mark the end of the First World War? And when the 11th November falls on a Sunday, they seem to invent some other day just to make sure we get two. I think it's insane. I agree. The addition of another minute of silence this ...
by Ian Volante
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 4436

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Number of unique days played is hard to discount as a measure in this context.
by Ian Volante
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who think BODMAS or BIDMAS are helpful.
Aye, only BEDMAS is useful.
by Ian Volante
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:The American people to make a judgement call
Since when did we have any room to talk?
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

40.5J to get your spaceship from zero to 9m/s. And yes, I know where this is going. Someone who's done physics more recently than me is welcome to explain the answer, cos I'm now confused too, something to do with the rate of acceleration probably.
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

In a nutshell, it is correct to look at the change in velocity rather than the overall velocity. But I could increase a vehicle's velocity by 2m/s or by 1m/s twice. Is there a difference? Not as far as I can see. To increase its velocity by 1m/s takes the same amount of energy whether it's going at...
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

In a nutshell, it is correct to look at the change in velocity rather than the overall velocity.
by Ian Volante
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2118

Re: Organised Religion

You say that Muslims are po-faced, I suspect you're conflating the average Muslim with the high-profile mouthpieces. Brendon Burns has interesting anecdotes about doing comedy gigs in Islamic countries, and says that the people there laugh at pretty much exactly the same things we laugh at too. It's...
by Ian Volante
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54294

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People that press the bell on the bus when someone's already pressed it.
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 10595

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote: It must be a good 5 or 6 years now.
Certainly an improvement.
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 23898

Re: Countdowners in the news

I wasn't sure where to put this, but I might as well use the de facto Richard Brittain thread. Does Richard Brittain have a brother? Go to this week's Question Time at about 12:56. This is a brilliant shout. I urge people to check it out. I would send a screencap but it's the mannerisms that are ba...
by Ian Volante
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: One From My School That A Few Gross-Minded Members Will Like.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: One From My School That A Few Gross-Minded Members Will Like.....

Jerking on someone is pretty clear, but twerking on them? Does that mean literally standing on them and wiggling one's arse? Or are we talking frottage here?
by Ian Volante
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 'Rare Entries' Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Re: 'Rare Entries' Quiz

Euan Slatter wrote:One Entry! No prizes for guessing who....
Meakin?
by Ian Volante
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56675

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Marc Meakin wrote:Big fish little pond........little fish big pond
Are you raving?
by Ian Volante
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Songs In Games
Replies: 57
Views: 2611

Re: Favourite Songs In Games

Oh, the song from a secret level on PS1 Doom - Club Doom.
by Ian Volante
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 22842

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

In other news, have we touched upon the right way to eat a banana yet? Opening at the opposite end of the stalk, and using the stalk as a handle of course.
by Ian Volante
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 28811

Re: Coincidence

Ian Volante wrote:Was just battling with the Omelette selection 'OYAD', and the bloke talking on the radio emphasised the word 'TODAY'. Thanks, I thought.
And then a few minutes later, reading a post of Facebook about someone's holiday in Split, someone said 'split' on the radio. Very exciting.
by Ian Volante
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 28811

Re: Coincidence

Was just battling with the Omelette selection 'OYAD', and the bloke talking on the radio emphasised the word 'TODAY'. Thanks, I thought.
by Ian Volante
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20760

Re: What films have you watched lately?

The Goonies. Not too bad actually, although I still made the right decision in seeing Ghostbusters when I had the choice in the cinema.
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 28811

Re: Coincidence

This was the biggest coincidence ever. I wonder what the biggest coincidence ever could be Sometimes I wonder if you could get a number (like pi or something but not necessarily pi) that should be irrational, but somehow ends up as rational by some sort of infinite coincidence. So instead of all th...
by Ian Volante
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 28
Views: 2675

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

Matt Morrison wrote:I leave them hanging and hope they go away. Mostly weird Countdown people.
I've got two of those right now! And a third person who's a quiz equivalent.
by Ian Volante
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Favourite/least favourite new dictionary words

Mark Deeks wrote:I like the fact that you can just make stuff up for a laugh and it's actually in now. And thus I enjoyed the other day the surprising validity of the word PREPUBES.
What?! So, the almost pubes of eleven year olds and blonde-haired people need a word?
by Ian Volante
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 22842

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

it was brought to my attention Shit, we've got a mole! I for one welcome Steven's reappearance. Without it, we would not have seen Ian called Vagcuntie, and I would have pissed myself laughing one less time than I have now. inb4 it's actually fewer. It sounds stupid, I don't care That's possibly th...
by Ian Volante
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 22842

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

My original post was supposed to be lighthearted, but the complete overreaction by some on here (twisting my words to suit their own agendas) , suggests there may be more than a grain of truth in it. "Real" Top Gear is now on Amazon, Formula 1 is now shared by C4 and Sky. This forum is obviously fa...
by Ian Volante
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 22842

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote:The owners of Channel 5 also own MTV.
That's why the provide most of the Z list celebrities that with clever editing, end up winning it
Winning what? Channel 5, or MTV?
by Ian Volante
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 4195

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

http://legalnamefraud.com/ Assuming (in that you linked) you know a bit about this, can you summarise? I have seen one or two massive billboard posters in London with the "illegal to use a legal name" message that have been up for many months but as they never had a URL on them or anything I was to...
by Ian Volante
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 4195

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

Incidentally, banzaikitten reports that he has been unable to create an account on this forum, I wonder if some admins could take a look at that? Cheers, James What name did he register with? The forum has a 'real name' policy so if he registered with 'banzaikitten' it would've been ignored. Of cou...
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you have any unusual habits?
Replies: 39
Views: 2170

Re: Do you have any unusual habits?

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:I hold pencils in an odd way, with my thumb on one side of the pencil, bent backwards, and the support of all four other fingers necessary on the other side if my writing is to be good.
I do this too.
How the puck do your thumbs bend backwards?
by Ian Volante
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1764

Re: The Mandela Effect

I suspect this is something similar to why almost every team at my quizzes thinks that Rage Against The Machine's first hit is called Killing In The Name Of.
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20760

Re: What films have you watched lately?

http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/23/quiz-how-many-of-the-100-best-films-of-the-21st-century-have-you-seen-6086105/ Only seen 17 and didn't like a third of them. There's also some I've seen bits of but not the whole film. Loads on the list I have no intention of seeing and some biggies I think should be o...
by Ian Volante
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 1758

Re: Olympics

Steven M. McCann wrote:Congratulations to Canada's Melissa Bishop the "REAL" Women's 800 metre champion.
That's "REALLY" insulting.
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 11764

Re: How many countries have you been to?

I fancy Germany at some point, and maybe Canada next year if I can scrape up some money.
by Ian Volante
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 1758

Re: Olympics

The two runners have been reinstated as finalists by the organisers, if they are fit enough to race in Friday night's final. Really?? Well they have to retain some semblance of a nod towards the Olympic spirit. It's a no-lose gesture - there's loads of space in a 5,000m race, and one of them's inju...
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 10595

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Would that be like Rory Linear making a Buckaroo advert . Needs some explanation. This chap has no obvious ironic associations that would make your comment clear! http://www.whitepages.com/name/Rory-M-Linear/Van-Nuys-CA/8z1xd56 Roy Kinnear. Chubby comic actor fella out of the 1970s and 80s who died...
by Ian Volante
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 10595

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote:Would that be like Rory Linear making a Buckaroo advert .
Needs some explanation. This chap has no obvious ironic associations that would make your comment clear! http://www.whitepages.com/name/Rory-M-L ... CA/8z1xd56
by Ian Volante
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 4195

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

I'm not sure you should be promoting the competition here - apterites will be deserting in their droves.