Search found 3140 matches

by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Re: Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?

Gavin Chipper wrote:Can one post spoilers in here?
Edited the OP with a spoiler warning. Go for it.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Re: Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?

The "neither if the above option" covers literally everything else. Every possible response is covered. Including "Where's the "I don't fucking know" option? I would also accept "I don't know" if you don't want to be offensive." So click that.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6021

Re: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016

Brilliant game, brilliant series. CoCs never fail to disappoint.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Did the ODO changes improve the CoC?

Well?

SPOILERS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT THE COC BELOW [OBVIOUSLY].
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrity fun
Replies: 42
Views: 2242

Re: Celebrity fun

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:More like forgot what universe it was.
It is true though.. isn't it?
Yeah. Danny Dyer is Meakin's nephew.
Yes.. I think so. Meakin, could you confirm?
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrity fun
Replies: 42
Views: 2242

Re: Celebrity fun

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Forgot what thread this was and read that as actual factual Meakin info.
More like forgot what universe it was.
It is true though.. isn't it?
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3447

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016

We could do that. Is there a Domino's nearby? Do we normally eat in the pub? There's one that delivers to O'Neills. I think this is the best plan ever. FFS, now that I know you're not traumatized by the thought of pizza, if the conundrum PARAPIZZA comes up I can be slightly more sure you will solve...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrity fun
Replies: 42
Views: 2242

Re: Celebrity fun

Always skeptical of these, especially second-hand (-job) accounts. I reckon if people looked at me with anything like the attention as they looked at the people defamed above, they'd come to the correct conclusion that I'm a depraved sexual deviant pervert psychopath monster.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3447

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016

Jon Corby wrote:I'm just dicking about, I have had no clue about any game I've watched so far, nor any one still to come.
That makes it even worse.. you're actively spoiling Gevin's life. You fiend!
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3447

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016

Just a sense from the general level of enthusiasm about certain things. I get enthusiastic about loads of things m8. (My Facebook message history reveals a range of occasions which I have dubbed "the best day ever", including the day Jason Larsen first got a max conundrum attack, the day I went abo...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3447

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 3 Spoilers For Monday January 18th 2016

James Laverty wrote:Anyone else want a special as a deciding match? But then again I just like watching specials.
That's a bit harsh.. I think they're both very intelligent people.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 155
Views: 20135

Re: How many countries have you been to?

In ascending order of length when I typed them out then by descending alphabetical order:

UK (3)
USA
UAE
Eire
Spain
Turkey
France
Cyprus
Morocco
Switzerland
Netherlands
Czech Republic

= 12
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3683

Re: CoC Quarter-Final 2 Spoilers For Friday January 15th 2016

Heather Styles wrote:the amateur dramatics going on in the green room
Go on....
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many UK cities have you been to?
Replies: 43
Views: 5246

Re: How many UK cities have you been to?

I think only 20. Can't imagine it's particularly interesting to anyone to list them, so I won't. That's a shame as I was going to aggregate them and do statistics and shit. Here's mine: England: Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chelmsford, Ely, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, L...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 17273

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Steven M. McCann wrote:As for the BBC having a blanket ban on all comedy for 12 days after the Queen passes, is it true they plan to put "Miranda" on a loop for the duration?
:D
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 229
Views: 50430

Re: What films have you watched lately?

JimBentley wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:Birdman - wanky shite. Didn't like it.
Aw, bit disappointed there, I wanted it to be really good and weird. I'm still going to watch it when it comes on telly though.
It is weird, is very well-acted and -cinematographed, but it all just felt a bit self-conscious. No wonder the Oscars loved it.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.

JimBentley wrote:Curiously 10 for me too, but the Venn diagram wouldn't intersect too much (5 x 2, 0 x the rest).
That would've been a pretty good score if 3 pts for a win had come in yet.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.

Gemma Collins - 2 (shamefully a vague mate of a mate. #justessexthings) Kristina Rihanoff - 1 (couldn't tell you which Strictly dancer it is) Darren Day - 0 Daniella Westbrook - 2 (Eastenders) David Gest - 2 (He's got a weird face) Nancy Dell'Olio - 1 (Know the name well but can't picture a face) Wi...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 182
Views: 49085

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

That was a great watch. My favourite highlight was Robbo's scream when his old man done in Ashman. All the Eggheads were chuckling. Great scenes.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 229
Views: 50430

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Birdman - wanky shite. Didn't like it.
Youth - wanky shite. Thought it was really good.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 26620

Re: Countdowners in the news

Let's hope he continues to get the psychiatric help he needs while he's in prison. I wouldn't bet on it though..
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 36999

Re: C4C Photo Dump

Hambones
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 12612

Re: FOCAL 2016

I thought it was Northern for nothing, as in: "how many points do you have in this year's Co-Event league?".. "FOCAL".
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tyson Fury: Fundamentalist bigot or misunderstood mental patient?
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Tyson Fury: Fundamentalist bigot or misunderstood mental patient?

I really don't understand why anybody gives a flying fuck about "Sports Personality of the Year", or anything voted for by the British public, including elections and X-Factor. Good . I really hope you remembered that specific post, and didn't just go to the Election and X-Factor threads and search...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sports Personality Of The Year 2015.
Replies: 27
Views: 2706

Re: Sports Personality Of The Year 2015.

Ironically enough it might be Mr. Fury's "personality" that may rob him of the honour, for what was an outstanding sporting achievement! Yeah, I agree with this. The award is for the sportsperson "whose actions have most captured the public's imagination" and you can't deny that, even if Fury's gro...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tyson Fury: Fundamentalist bigot or misunderstood mental patient?
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Tyson Fury: Fundamentalist bigot or misunderstood mental patient?

I really don't understand why anybody gives a flying fuck about "Sports Personality of the Year", or anything voted for by the British public, including elections and X-Factor.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 521
Views: 71483

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who aspire to and end up buying a house at 20; especially those who, on a £27k salary and having lived at home rent-free for 2 years, act like it's some massive act of sacrifice to try and save £500 a month towards that goal. I was reading this earlier and I don't think this couple have real...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 521
Views: 71483

Re: People you shouldn't trust

"Popular music" is an efficient way to make an undeniably vague yet importantly dismissive generalisation about shit music. People who generalise that pop music is shit. People who aspire to and end up buying a house at 20; especially those who, on a £27k salary and having lived at home rent-free f...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What things have you been doing lately?
Replies: 33
Views: 1733

Re: What things have you been doing lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:in the Netherlands
Any more stories?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdowners with their own Wikipedia article
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: Countdowners with their own Wikipedia article

Now I need to know, but completely lack the motivation to do anything about it. Contacting the individuals involved is probably the best bet, but that involves communication, which I loathe in all its forms.. particularly Internet forums. Yeugh.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What things have you been doing lately?
Replies: 33
Views: 1733

Re: What things have you been doing lately?

Jon Corby wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:I shot a 104 at Nazeing.
Not bad! Just realised I typo'd in the OP - I actually shot a 100 there.
Nice one, just one behind me then.

Edit: Oops, just realised my typo - should've said 102, obvs.
Think your quote went wrong?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What things have you been doing lately?
Replies: 33
Views: 1733

Re: What things have you been doing lately?

Jon Corby wrote:I shot a 104 at Nazeing.
Not bad! Just realised I typo'd in the OP - I actually shot a 100 there.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What things have you been doing lately?
Replies: 33
Views: 1733

What things have you been doing lately?

I started playing golf a couple of months ago. I've had a few lessons and it is a pretty enjoyable pursuit.. I can see why people love it even though it's not a proper sport and the handicap scoring system is wank. I have broken 100 twice but both on easy courses (Cranham and Lee Valley) with par ar...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 6585

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

I bought a decently-specced PC earlier this year when replacing my knackered wanktop, with the idea I'd do more gaming. I've got Fallout 4 and it is most enjoyable. I am decidedly terrible at it.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 71043

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

First two episodes of the new series of Peep Show are both in my top 10 favourite episodes ever.. this is really heartening because the last couple of series were a bit of a dip.

Also watched loads of Shooting Stars clips last night.. amazing.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The "Lord's Prayer" cinema ad
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: The "Lord's Prayer" cinema ad

Amen
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What gloves should I buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Re: What gloves should I buy?

I generally put latex gloves on underneath, and then my smaller gloves underneath them as well (yeah, and a second pair of latex gloves underneath them as well) :shock: You can't make a decent snowball with gloves on.. it's just not possible. I think the melting effect of your body heat helps to co...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What gloves should I buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Re: What gloves should I buy?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Have you tried putting your hands in your mum's muff?
No, only your mum's.
How would you fit a muff in another muff?
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 328
Views: 64432

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Right, I'm going to put up a ranking list of Countdown/Apterous parkrunners. I'll check it every so often to see if anyone's beaten their PB, and if anyone is really insistent that they don't want to be on the list, then I can remove their name. And if I've forgotten anyone, let me know and I can a...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 182
Views: 49085

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Represent
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 328
Views: 64432

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Huh? Did someone make a bet? Definitely wouldn't have been me against Gev's times. I had managed to get my PB down to 22:25 before my injuries, which I was well chuffed with but still absolutely nowhere near Gev's. At COLIN last year, me and Jono made a £50 bet on a parkrun in January of next year....
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 328
Views: 64432

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

My short-lived running career may well be over by the way. I did a 10k about four weeks back and, despite doing with them ease in training, it absolutely destroyed my left foot and knee. I did the parkrun last weekend with my 11 year old daughter, and even she burnt me off at the end because I was ...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 12612

Re: FOCAL 2016

by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *
Replies: 100
Views: 8823

Re: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *

I'd like to see a Powerpoint on these at COLIN.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 153593

Re: Ask Graeme?

Quality work GC.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The restaurant rule
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: The restaurant rule

I think the "restaurant rule" only applies to mass nouns as opposed to plural nouns. So for example, two lasagnes, two lagers, two waters.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 16289

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

OOF! Don't see Jono on the COLIN entrants list, thus invalidating his Lodge claim. I don't know how you'd get such a list.. do you contact the Travelodge directly? Or go through their Head Office? In any case I can't see them divulging such information as it would be in breach of their duty of data...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: It has officially been a year...
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: It has officially been a year...

Go for it.. I'd be happy to hear them.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)
Replies: 47
Views: 5263

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)

Can't wait for Judge Jon Corby's verdict.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 4839

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Jon Corby wrote:Have you read Gev's book Jono?
Read the first chapter about 8 times. Still don't get it.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 4839

What books have you been reading lately?

I always enjoy reading books but unlike TV shows, video games and films I have no idea where to go for reading inspiration. Inspire me. On holiday just now I read Ian McEwan's latest one, The Children Act. It was decent. I read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini because I loved The Kite Run...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 71043

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Broadchurch was the best thing I've watched for a while. Totally missed the boat when it was on telly but binged on it the last couple of weeks. Have you watched both series? The first one was stunningly good, the second patchy - still worth watching, but the first series had set the bar impossibly...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 71043

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Broadchurch was the best thing I've watched for a while. Totally missed the boat when it was on telly but binged on it the last couple of weeks. It was fucking shit. It literally made no sense whatsoever, it was one of the worst written piles of crap I've seen in ages. Well anything will look shit ...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 389
Views: 71043

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Broadchurch was the best thing I've watched for a while. Totally missed the boat when it was on telly but binged on it the last couple of weeks.

Watching Luther now.

House of Cards was decent.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 25
Views: 957

Re: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Wobble from Dorothy in Rd 6. Starting to fatigue. This is why the 15 round era is a young player's game.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 25
Views: 957

Re: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Totally underestimated Dorothy here. Game on.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 25
Views: 957

Re: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Jack Worsley wrote:STOKEDER in round 2, as in one fire was stokeder than the other. If it's good enough for apterous...
You're not getting that in 2015, let alone 1992.