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by Matt Morrison
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 5244

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

She has no idea who won. I'm fairly sure Mark (here) or Phil (most likely via tweet) will remember more!
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 65
Views: 13710

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

Some (obvious?) rules: - attending Countdown filmings is obviously a Countdown event - travelling to and from Countdown events, including the associated pubbing before or after, also is part of a Co-event - people who happen to be in a particular location due to a Co-event meeting up with other peop...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 65
Views: 13710

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

Ben Hunter Dinos Sfyris Charlie Reams Mark Deeks Jon O'Neill Michael Wallace CF Matt Bayfield Michelle Nevitt Ryan Taylor Adam Gillard Phil Makepeace Gevin Jen Steadman Heather Styles Graeme Cole Tom Barnes Bjorn Aas Nathan Pace Kath Webb I'm going to have to come back to this though, there are more.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 28
Views: 8154

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Mark is going to absolutely smash that one. I look forward to him starting the thread just to try and remember a list.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 20
Views: 5028

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

The bar is set with 7. This is an excellent thread, and if anybody wants to come round ours that is fine. Invite obviously only extended to people who are not already on our list.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64196

Re: People you shouldn't trust

wot
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 28
Views: 8154

the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

For lazy Mark.

My score is the same as Heather's and it's pretty shit:
  • Jono
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 8359

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:13 pm
Yeah, sounds good, although I don't like their website and their menu looks a bit odd.
Racist, that's a shame.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 20
Views: 5028

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

I'm pretty sure I remember seeing a picture of quite a few apterites in someone's house, like Lauren's or Amie's for someone's birthday celebrations. Had like 10 people or more in it I reckon. Wow, that's awesome. I love the sense of mystery too, now that we have to sit back and wait for them to ow...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 20
Views: 5028

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

I like that, but goddamn don't confuse the issue - make a new thread. I also think it's fair that if you move houses then your score does not reset. At the end of the day if part of the reason you move house is to get closer to Countdown people that you can invite around, then you've earned those po...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 20
Views: 5028

the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Heather came up with this great idea for a thread. How many people from the apterous and Countdown world have you had in your home? We decided that Michelle and Ryan are good candidates for being winners here. But really it's not about the winning, everyone should take part. Our list is: Michelle Ry...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 8359

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

But yes in the time that has passed since 2011 I've had tons of paratha and probably no more than one roti, so it's clear where my favouritism now lies. Naan are good too but I find too often you get the almost Westernised bready version of a naan, akin to something you could just pick up from a sup...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 8359

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-br4XlnfcwRk/VK5yMKDlSuI/AAAAAAAAj9s/6dR0qKpfgL4/w1200-h630-p-k-nu/Chapati_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800 I agree on chapati coming across as dry. Flat and chewy and not particularly interesting. Importantly though, and I don't know if this is a rule or anecdotal experienc...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64196

Re: People you shouldn't trust

you trust people who have it on the top?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 5244

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

The round 2 fixtures are almost complete, except for two tables which contain Nick Wainwright, Hugh Binnie, Mark James, CF, Phil Makepeace and Heather Badcock in some configuration. A picture shows that Nick was playing Hugh. Phil and CF had already played each other in R1 so would have been on dif...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 22605

Re: Countdown in London 2011

Matt Bayfield wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:37 pm
I owe it all to Jimmy Saville
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 2842

Re: Crisps

The only ones I know about are the wild garlic flavour ones. I really like them but Heather (a big vegetable crisp aficionado) does not.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 49256

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 49256

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

But yeah, if it's some website that requires you to hover to achieve some required functionality then they need to design for mobiles better.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 49256

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 11837

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Same. Also possible to do sex dreams without mess. Also possible to do sex dreams with mess.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12355

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

This is amazing. This is what we COlin for.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12355

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

I agree with Zarte that "cheating" is a bit strong. But then, as ever, I really don't care about the Countdown as much as nearly everybody else does, so my opinion is invalid. It's more just "messing" - it may benefit, it might not, it may be well-intentioned, it might not. Just makes it so much eas...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12355

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

I would like to see Ben make a stand and force Jono to do a full-audience apology at the start of the day. If he refuses, banned.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

I don't think so at all. It's always been an enjoyment thing.. some people enjoy getting 7s instead of 5s. It's the same for both players in the game so no benefit there. I reckon the majority of people who do it don't even realise that they're getting an advantage in the standings. If it was true ...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12355

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

I think that should be announced at the event then. You'd also need to tell people not to defecate on the desks then. I'd say it's pretty obviously underhand if not out-and-out cheating. I don't think so at all. It's always been an enjoyment thing.. some people enjoy getting 7s instead of 5s. It's ...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12355

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

Gevin has absolutely destroyed you here to be fair Jono.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12355

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

Had no idea some cunts were doing this consistently. Pretty typical of Jono to be honest. In all seriousness, surely this is just inflating the scores of games that it happens in. I don't care about this aspect obviously. But part of the fun of these stupid events playing with stupid letters is that...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 25019

Re: Only Connect

I've watched every episode of OC and that's the hardest missing vowels round ever, I'm sure. And by some distance. Horrid! I got one.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 187
Views: 33554

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Have you watched any of the Troma films, Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, etc.?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

I can't believe you just linked w3s you MONSTER.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:58 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
Textarea? Fucking hell.
WTabsoluteF gevin
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

New feature:

Textarea extends (but doesn't contract) to fit content of post as you type more.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Imagine me doing a LMGTFY link Jen along with a disapproving face. Mac: Hold down the ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button. Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R. Phone would depend on operating system. On iPhone you go into Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. Apparently An...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Nov 07, 1975 11:27 am
Yeah that's good. And timestamped.
Although you can just make up some bullshit.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

Yeah that's good. And timestamped.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 16308

Re: 2017 upgrade!

guys, all you need to do is refresh. if normal refresh doesn't work then hard refresh (CTRL-F5) - it's just the CSS is cached.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 6429

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Perpetually part way through: Fallout 4, Dying Light, Alan Wake, DiRT Rally, Far Cry 4, Wolfenstein The Old Blood, Crysis 3, Call of Duty Black Ops III.
Perpetually impending: Doom, BioShock Infinite, Firewatch, Dead Space 3, Fez, and a ton of other Steam games.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 11837

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Try it. Be more like Gevin.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 147728

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

the affair dancer thing
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 11837

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Gavin Chipper wrote:when I was younger I used to sometimes it raisins from the freezer
Yeah, this just absolutely isn't a thing. What sort of household offers free range freezer raisins to its young? This explains a lot.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Jon Corby
Replies: 32
Views: 3533

Re: Jon Corby

Accept it and move on Ryan. He's broken our hearts and he's only going to gloat about that from here on in.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64196

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:I am guilty of mixing figs with dates.
Purely on an Ant and Dec basis though.
Try and make sure you always leave your figs on the left.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 11837

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Yeah I used to enjoy rice pudding more than I do now. I mean the regularity of enjoyment, not the level. Happy to smash it out of the tin if needs be. But I disagree with Jim SLASH agree with Marc that Ambrosia is much better (creamier) than cheap own brand stuff. Cold custard on hot apple crumble/p...
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 3534

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

Who on earth stole it Jason?
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 29
Views: 9091

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Cool! Yeah, the Countdown venue itself doesn't need any of those things - events themselves always benefit from these things overall, but that's what you go looking for afterwards. It's nice to take in a few different locations. As you say, not so easy in London these days (particularly with the poo...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 29
Views: 9091

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Have you scouted out any awesome after party pubs?
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 29
Views: 9091

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

What does it have out of the usual Co-event joys; quiz machine, pool table, darts board?
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 2842

Re: Crisps

by Matt Morrison
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11972

Re: FOCAL 2016

I really don't feel like Focal affects me whatsoever, I don't feel enough about it to have much of an opinion but most people seem to like it so that's nice. I'll try and come up with a few questions though. Is the general feeling that organisers have just put up their prices by £1 to cover the FOCA...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12355

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

Imagine if it was the biggest and best without Corby.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 2842

Re: Crisps

That image makes me very happy! And yes Nice N Spicy are definitely the best, and Nik Naks are definitely excellent. I used to be a one-flavour man for a long time but I have actually come to appreciate the other flavours over time, which I think is testament to the quality construction of the crisp...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 15069

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

remember gevin's awkward boner from colin? yes, we all do.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64196

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I'm trying to think of anyone I've ever heard fart at a Countdown event. I'm not sure there are any examples, yet I've definitely smelt some absolutely rotten things at Colin for sure.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 324
Views: 54164

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

new year's day is in this year?
by Matt Morrison
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64196

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I don't think I've ever heard you fart Gevin.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 2842

Re: Crisps

man i luh dem crips