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by Jon O'Neill
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 10905

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: 1015

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: 2286

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: 1015

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: 519
Views: 50516

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: 519
Views: 50516

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: 1408

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: 1532

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: 1408

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: 1408

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: 1408

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: 5861

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: 290
Views: 33562

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: 621

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: 1171

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: 1171

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: 315
Views: 37229

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: 159
Views: 33343

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: 315
Views: 37229

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: 315
Views: 37229

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: 10905

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: 6853

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: 1264
Views: 110347

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: 1313

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: 11384

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: 2130

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: 4277

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: 3357

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: 3357

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: 290
Views: 33562

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: 290
Views: 33562

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: 290
Views: 33562

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: 732

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: 732

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: 732

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.
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: 732

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

Love Dorothy. Hard as nails. You can tell she's seen a world war. You just don't get players like that nowadays.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 25
Views: 732

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

Dorothy definitely dead by now. I'd be surprised if she's still alive at the end of this episode after Una's had a go at her.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 25
Views: 732

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

Una is quality, tearing it up without a care in the world.

Dorothy is going to get battered.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Massive tactical fuckup from Tony there! Not much sympathy either, love it!
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Really enjoying this.

Every round is 38 seconds because of Whiteley's preamble.
Carol already failed to hide her shock at the consonant/vowel selection.. "ANOTHER consonant??"
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Wonder if these contestants are still alive? Adds a certain level of morbidity to proceedings.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Una "working class hero" Szewc
Una "teacher-killer" Szewc
Una "no-level" Szewc
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for S22 P3 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

You beat me to it.

Ahh Whiteley in his prime. Loricate is a 7. Sitlgoe ripping the piss out of him. Whiteley having no clue.

Classic.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 31364

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

James Robinson wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:Do you know what the broadcast dates will be yet?
I bet it'll start on January 11, so it would finish on January 29, the day before COLIN. ;) :) :D
This will be sick. We can watch the final on Gevin's TV on the COLIN train.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 145
Views: 7232

Re: Cricket

Gavin Chipper wrote:Does this game have different rules for whether you watch it in slow motion or normal speed? I doubt it. Apply the rules (whatever they are and no, I haven't watched the video either - in any speed). Done.
I'm glad you agree with me, Mark, and everyone else. Thanks for your input.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 145
Views: 7232

Re: Cricket

I agree that it looks worse in slow motion. But in fast motion it's clearly out for me. If you're protecting your face then your hand stays in front of your face. He's made an instinctive reaction to defend the wicket. Out.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 2nd 2015 (S73 P44)
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 2nd 2015 (S73 P44)

To win every single first round has to be unique?
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New changes to the ODO
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

Re: New changes to the ODO

I went through the ODO last night and made a list of all the headwords: All headwords All Countdown-valid headwords If someone was so inclined they could: 1. Go through the ODO page of every invalid "all headwords" entry and check if those pages mention variants which might be valid. If they do, add...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 33477

Re: C4C Photo Dump

That's what I thought you shit in the mud.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 50516

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't think they need to shower every day?
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 33477

Re: C4C Photo Dump

Matt Morrison wrote:Imgur and Photobucket have their advantages. Photobucket feels more permanent for one.
Genuinely concerned about what advantages Photobucket has over Imgur. Permanence is not one.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 33477

Re: C4C Photo Dump

Fuck Photobucket? Imgur is the future Jim. Welcome to the 21st Century.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 33477

Re: C4C Photo Dump

That's amazing. You really should ask permission before using photos of my nan though.