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by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 21st January (Series 70, prelim 12)
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Tuesday 21st January (Series 70, prelim 12)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 21st January 2014. Nick starts the show by talking about George Orwell and Rachel talks about the Google Glass, of which Nick doesn’t approve. C1: Jamie Halliwell, on his 3rd game today. C2: Priscilla Munday, who was rescued three cats. I am told she is a very strong scra...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X Team Competition
Replies: 19
Views: 2182

Re: COLIN X Team Competition

I'm in :)
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 20th 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 20th 2014

I missed TARWHINE and ANGIOMAS. And Zarte beat me to the conundrum, but I still got that fairly quick.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 144663

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

You definitely need to get on apterous, Steven.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 20th 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 20th 2014

Only the third time I can remember beating Rachel in the 30 seconds:

(100+50-8)x7-75/25
by Callum Todd
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 133746

Re: Ask Graeme?

Is this from the Morissette school of irony? Not at all - someone having a hit record called "Ironic" without knowing the meaning of ironic is pretty ironic. Isn't it? My use of the word is hardly misuse to "a traffic jam when you're already late" levels, surely? ten thousand spoons when all you ne...
by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 33466

Re: Countdown in the news

by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 50810

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

So, any early predictions for the winner of series 70? Looks wide open this time. Obviously it's early days, but I'd say that whoever sits in the champion's chair for the game immediately after Pete' first game has to be a hot favourite, given what we know so far. Problem is, that could easily be o...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 133746

Re: Ask Graeme?

JackHurst wrote:Have any contestants been in the had the same celebrity guest for more then 5 episodes?
I think Dylan might have had Dan Walker for 6 episodes. Not 100% sure on that one though.
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 14th January (Series 70, prelim 7)
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Tuesday 14th January (Series 70, prelim 7)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 14th January 2014. Nick starts the show by talking about photographers. C1: Bobby Banerjee, now on 6 wins after achieving his first century yesterday with a 104-41 win over Ray Sykes. C2: Ciaran Crawley, an Irish apterite who was briefly in an R.E.M tribute band and is no...
by Callum Todd
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 500
Views: 107534

Re: Is Apterous down?

It's back already. Thanks Charlie! :)
by Callum Todd
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 500
Views: 107534

Re: Is Apterous down?

James S Roper wrote:Seems to be - entire website gone for me.
Yep. The page does load, but there's nothing on it. It's like the site has been replaced by nothingness.
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 10t January (8/10 Cats Series 2, Episode 2)
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Friday 10t January (8/10 Cats Series 2, Episode 2)

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown recap for Friday 10 January 2014 Team 1: - Sean Lock, who is good at fighting, and wishes to cheer up our miserable lives. He has brought along a coping mechanism, in the form of a bubble blower. - Miles Jupp, a Divinity graduate who apparently is either terrible at ...
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 10th January 2014 (Series 70, Prelim 5)
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Friday 10th January 2014 (Series 70, Prelim 5)

Anthony Endsor wrote:Where's Callum Todd when you need him? I told you he'd applied a series too early :P
Ha, thanks for your faith in me Anthony, but I played along to this show and scored 140, missing HALERS, MEGALITRE, and the conundrum, so I would have fallen short of the record.

Excellent recap, as ever.
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Final Preparations
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Final Preparations

I found it easy to see the letters and numbers board at all times, but you have a monitor screen thing in your desk that may be easier to use, especially for the conundrum board which is difficult to see. If you feel more comfortable writing down the selections then go for it; it can't hurt. As for ...
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 10th 2014 (S70 P5)
Replies: 107
Views: 4733

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

I'm terribly sorry Dave, I missed all the debate on this thread. Was too busy sucking cocks. I hope you can forgive me.
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 8th 2014 (S70 P3)
Replies: 22
Views: 1515

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 8th 2014 (S70 P3)

Danny was a great character, it's a shame he didn't get a chance to play another game. Bobby seems like a nice chap too though. Series 70's got off to a good start :)
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Pretty sure a C of C will happen again at some point, but it's a headache that can wait for now. Haven't looked into the logistics of who takes part and from when etc, that's a nightmare yet to come, but gut-feeling and immediate instinct at the moment is that it should comprise of non-30th Birthda...
by Callum Todd
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 7th January 2014 (Series 70, prelim 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Tuesday 7th January 2014 (Series 70, prelim 2)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:I am reliably informed that BRUNOISE is a noun and not a verb, so you can’t add the D onto the end of that. A final A would have given URBANISED for 9, but it was not to be.
Who on earth told you that?!?! ;)
some cunt.
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bounteous aptominichallenge
Replies: 16
Views: 1671

Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

-a perfect Lockdown letters attack http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1197992 This is a max game, but there could be some debate as to whether or not it is a 'perfect' game. Let's have that debate. I say it's perfect. Are you saying it's because you declared in invalid word? Had you declared...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 7th January 2014 (Series 70, prelim 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Tuesday 7th January 2014 (Series 70, prelim 2)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 7th January 2014. Time for game number 2 of series number 70, and recap number 1 of many from me. I take over from Jack Worsley, who has done a fantastic job with the Tuesday recaps in the past. I hope I can do a half-decent job of filling his shoes. Nick kicks off the sh...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bounteous aptominichallenge
Replies: 16
Views: 1671

Re: Bounteous aptominichallenge

Ben Wilson wrote:-a perfect Lockdown letters attack
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1197992

This is a max game, but there could be some debate as to whether or not it is a 'perfect' game.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Andy Platt wrote:^ I think that sounds fair. Might Marcus also be a consideration after he had to withdraw from 30BC?
If he is, def. an apto trip to Salford.
Might be getting a little ahead of myself here but... #TEAMMARCUS.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 455
Views: 71532

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

So Series 70 is underway. Are all recap posts filled now, James? If not, then I'll be willing to provide cover on any untaken days until a permanent fixture is found. I believe everything is filled for now, Callum. Apart from the remaining 2 8/10 mashups, I'm thinking of taking the 17th, but obviou...
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 6th 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1478

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 6th 2014

Rod was a nice guy, it was good to see him bow out with a signature conundrum finish, and I hope his 5 wins are enough to get him into the finals. Good luck to Bobby too, who seemed like a really nice cheery chap.

Did DC get a MAX GAME on the letters today?
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 455
Views: 71532

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

So Series 70 is underway. Are all recap posts filled now, James? If not, then I'll be willing to provide cover on any untaken days until a permanent fixture is found.
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S2, E1 - 3 Jan '14)
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S2, E1 - 3 Jan '1

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Bradley Cates wrote:WHY WEREN'T WE GIVEN ANY DRESSING GOWNS?!?!
Forget that. Why weren't you given fence panels?
We were, but we all gambled and lost :/
by Callum Todd
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S2, E1 - 3 Jan '14)
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S2, E1 - 3 Jan '1

Bradley Cates wrote:WHY WEREN'T WE GIVEN ANY DRESSING GOWNS?!?!
I second this.
by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Sometimes things change and it's either not practical or necessary to repeat things just for the sake of what happened in the past. To flip the viewpoint, how many people are up in arms because contestants in series 67 onwards will never get to take part in the 30th BC, arguably the most prestigiou...
by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 455
Views: 71532

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

Just in case anyone hasn't seen 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is returning on Friday for another new run. I'll take the recap for this Friday's episode, but if anyone wants any of the other ones, please say so below. I believe there are 4 episodes, so the other dates available at the moment are t...
by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Glad to see this thread back on track and free of hostility. I previously was one of those who believed that Series 60-66 should not be considered for the next CoC but now, having read Mark's comments, I've been talked around. I think he makes a valid point that the 30BC, while having many similarit...
by Callum Todd
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Champion of Champions

There's nothing wrong with this thread (other than the thread title now and maybe that's an argument for not allowing thread name changes without a moderator). But so what, some of you disagree with Dave Preece. I can't help but think there's been some massive overreacting on here. Get over it. Get...
by Callum Todd
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 50810

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Paul Worsley wrote:I sent my application form in just before Christmas, so should hear in the new year.
That's fantastic! Best of luck Paul, I'm sure you'll do well.
by Callum Todd
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 294
Views: 52517

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Only just seen this thread so I'm a bit late with this, but Nick Hewer was on Backchat recently, a BBC3 chatshow hosted by Jack Whitehall. Lethal Bizzle was a fellow guest and Nick promised to use the word "dench" at the next Countdown recording. Has anyone noticed him using this word on countdown? ...
by Callum Todd
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Champion of Champions

Dave, this is a thread just for light chatter about who you'd like to see, not furious debate over who definitely should or shouldn't be on. We're not actually drawing up the invite list here. Personally I think it would be nice to have some representative people, while still maintaining a good lev...
by Callum Todd
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Champion of Champions

Dave, this is a thread just for light chatter about who you'd like to see, not furious debate over who definitely should or shouldn't be on. We're not actually drawing up the invite list here. Personally I think it would be nice to have some representative people, while still maintaining a good leve...
by Callum Todd
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-Event Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 6314

Re: CO-Event Survey

Done.
by Callum Todd
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

Re: The next Champion of Champions

I was thinking that, if there ever is another CoC, it won't be for a long while. The 30BC was so epic that another one so soon may just be in its shadow.
by Callum Todd
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 35140

The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

I've seen lots of little discussions about the possibility of another CoC pop up all around the forum so thought it'd be a good idea to make a thread for these discussions to be collated in one place. So, do you think there will be another CoC tournament? If so, when, and who would you like to see i...
by Callum Todd
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 97933

Re: Best ever contestants

1) Conor Travers 2) Dylan Taylor 3) Jack Hurst 4) Edward McCullagh 5) Giles Hutchings I watched 2 of Dylan's games (QF and Final) and on both occasions beat him. On the conundrum. As Gevin points out, his conundrum skills were weak. Dylan didn't strike me as anything spectacular. He was a good soli...
by Callum Todd
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5364

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

That was fantastic! I gave you some hints as to how to improve, but you really took that to such a high level! I'm still struggling to believe you won, that was an absolutely fantastic run. (P.S. can I have some tips how to deal with nerves please!) Bobble your head around like the Churchill dog, s...
by Callum Todd
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 20th December 2013 (Series 69, Final)
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Friday 20th December 2013 (Series 69, Final)

Excellent recap Anthony, as yours always are. Glad to hear you'll be continuing your recaps into series 70 :)
by Callum Todd
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5364

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

WELL, WORDS FAIL ME FOR THAT FINAL :!: :!: Watching the rest of the finals beforehand was just enjoyable, and after Callum beat Jen, I had a feeling that the final would be Dylan v Callum, but the final that I saw is just something that will live with me forever, and has definitely now overtaken th...
by Callum Todd
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5364

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

AMARETTO as alt in R1 Golly! I saw that one. Not sure if I would have had the conviction to call it though. I saw it too, but didn't write it down because I wasn't sure and panicked when Dylan said 8 so stuck with my safe 6. It would have been nice to get a MAX GAME, but oddly enough I think that w...
by Callum Todd
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5364

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Thank you for all of that Dylan, and thank you also to Zarte and Jen, for their radically different but equally inspiring pep talks before the final. Maybe it's just me, but I'm visualizing this as Zarte's and Jen's pep-talk: http://youtu.be/i0GW0Vnr9Yc Hehe, I'd say it was more like this: http://y...
by Callum Todd
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5364

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Thank you for all of that Dylan, and thank you also to Zarte and Jen, for their radically different but equally inspiring pep talks before the final. Maybe it's just me, but I'm visualizing this as Zarte's and Jen's pep-talk: http://youtu.be/i0GW0Vnr9Yc Hehe, I'd say it was more like this: http://y...
by Callum Todd
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5364

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Thank you everyone. Series 69 has to be one of the best ever; the quantity of quality players throughout has been astonishing. Probably the best two octoruns ever from our top two seeds, plus by far and away the best pentarun ever from our #9 seed. I felt very out of place going to the finals to pla...
by Callum Todd
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5364

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Poor quality game, not worth watching.
by Callum Todd
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 18th 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 18th 2013

Great to see you on here Bradley. I don't think anyone knows for sure when the next CoC is, but it'll be announced on here by the Countdown Team if and when it does happen. In the meantime, it'd be great to see you at a CO-event if you wanted to come to one.
by Callum Todd
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 19th 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 19th 2013

I was hoping for a V as the last letter in the WORRIED/WORDIER round...
by Callum Todd
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Enter The Fray
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Enter The Fray

Can't commit to it but I might pop in i I become available. I like the idea though, hope it works out.
by Callum Todd
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 18th December 2013 (Series 69, 1st SF)
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Wednesday 18th December 2013 (Series 69, 1st SF)

Fantastic recap as ever James. I'd forgotten about the CHEMISTRY conundrum answer from the audience, and Nick's response, thanks for the reminder :) I don't know if Bradley reads the forums, but he deserves the highest possible amount of praise for his performance this series. Absolutely superb perf...
by Callum Todd
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personality Of The Year
Replies: 85
Views: 4665

Re: Countdown Personality Of The Year

Countdown: Jen Steadman, number 2 seed in series 69 with arguably the best octorun in the show's history.
Apterous: Marcus Hares, for his ATP tournaments.
C4C: James Robinson
by Callum Todd
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday December 17th 2013 (S69 QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday December 17th 2013 (S69 QF4)

Matt Morrison wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:Ah, this was the episode where Nick and Richard attempted to destroy everything Zarte stands for.
I fast-forwarded through most of it. Anti-disabled or anti-gay?
Neither. Although at the rate they were going I wouldn't have been surprised to see some of that towards the end.
by Callum Todd
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday December 17th 2013 (S69 QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday December 17th 2013 (S69 QF4)

Philip Wilson wrote:Not sure about this, but I think I may actually have a word round beater - in the badges round. Starts with bags---
-ied? Yeah, it's valid. Nice spot.
by Callum Todd
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday December 17th 2013 (S69 QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday December 17th 2013 (S69 QF4)

Ah, this was the episode where Nick and Richard attempted to destroy everything Zarte stands for. Good game though. Impressive stuff from Bradley especially, he looks capable of challenging Dylan tomorrow.
by Callum Todd
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Five vowel selection
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Five vowel selection

Dave Preece wrote:Statistically speaking, what letters selection is more likelier to get the more points?
Callum Todd wrote:I think it says somewhere in the Countdown contestant guidelines that 5C,4V is statistically the most bountiful selection.
by Callum Todd
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personality Of The Year
Replies: 85
Views: 4665

Re: Countdown Personality Of The Year

I would like to officially announce my resignation from this thread.