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by Jon O'Neill
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103356

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Ben Wilson wrote:It's literally just a carrot with a trigger poking out of the bottom.
Hahaha..
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 10871

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Really enjoyed it, always love the dynamic of youth and experience you get at Co-Edi. And always love catching up with my pals.

Thanks for Mike and Richard, to Nita and the Countdown club!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers for Friday 24th December 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Grand Final Spoilers for Friday 24th December 2021

The big day has finally arrived! Joseph Krol arrives in the final as number one seed and hot favourite are dispatching his sister Sophie yesterday in a tense double-max game, 147-137, the highest joint total since the switch to all numbers rounds. Meeting him is number three seed Amey Deshpande on h...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 24550

Re: Countdowners in the news

Can we please have updated links based on: "tracked down and attacked" (almost sounded literal!) someone for a negative review on goodreads.com (Corby) serious suggestions of arrest? (Jono) "he's just told you he was trying to get publicity" (Gevin) Thanks guys. I was drunk last night and respondin...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 24550

Re: Countdowners in the news

Sometimes I think the world is trolling me. How the fuck could he be arrested for writing that? What law has he broken? Who's to say if his blog is fact or fiction? Is it illegal to imagine a fake kidnapping?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?
Replies: 45
Views: 8193

Re: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?

Jon Corby wrote:There must be a DOND equivalent of this forum (or, rather, the countdown wiki) which keeps stats of all shows right? Your theory would be pretty easily proved by some simple analysis. Do it!
If you find that site I'm happy to (ask Michael Wallace how to) do the analysis.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?
Replies: 45
Views: 8193

Re: The Deal Or No Deal "Red Light" indicators?

"Chatty Man" Alan Carr was playing today (Oct 12th) for charity,go on, have a wild guess what the "Independent Adjudicator" put in his box? To absolutely nobody's surprise (apart from Alan,that is, who "dealt" at £26,000) it was would you believe it, the £250,000! If he'd had the courage to open Bo...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 33926

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Did anybody watch Matt Bayfield: Infamous? It was quite enjoyable. I think I know how he's done a couple of the bits. Confused by the Rubik's Cube one, and the psychic stuff he did must've been researched? Yeah I watched it, it was okay - light years better than his shit TV specials have been, in t...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown - The Events
Replies: 584
Views: 33926

Re: Derren Brown - The Events

Did anybody watch Matt Bayfield: Infamous? It was quite enjoyable.

I think I know how he's done a couple of the bits. Confused by the Rubik's Cube one, and the psychic stuff he did must've been researched?
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 214
Views: 45246

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

That's brilliant.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103356

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Didn't even realise. Yeah probably!
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103356

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Unusually for me I had a pretty vivid dream last night. Mainly it wasn't about Countdown until the end but I'll write the whole thing down because I made notes on it before I went back to sleep. I was either at a screening of or actually part of a Holocaust film which starred Peter Capaldi [have bee...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter tile font
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Letter tile font

Think it's futura bold. Not sure what font size, 300pt?
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1670

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

And just another quick gripe while we're on the subject, although nobody in here has or probably will mention it.. but I've heard it at work today from at least three people. They reject the court's decision, which is fine (although completely baseless as they openly admit to not having read the fac...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1670

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

I think it boiled down to him not being able to make a judgment on whether he would be likely to kill the person behind the door because of his mental state at the prospect of his house being broken into. Which is very subjective. I imagine at some point during the trial they would've had expert wi...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1670

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

But it's Friday and any stand someone takes strongly I will vehemently oppose.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OSCAR PISTORIUS............
Replies: 21
Views: 1670

Re: OSCAR PISTORIUS............

I think it boiled down to him not being able to make a judgment on whether he would be likely to kill the person behind the door because of his mental state at the prospect of his house being broken into. Which is very subjective. I imagine at some point during the trial they would've had expert wit...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 12851

Re: You Are The Ref

I think in James Martin's 952 he actually says "and then x times y... whatever that is". I think you should have to know, but it's probably not enforced.

I don't think you should be allowed the points in the numbers game.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Other men) weeing in your toilet
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

Re: (Other men) weeing in your toilet

^ lol This topic is annoying me now. Fact: generally, men can't piss in a toilet without making a bit of a mess, even if it's just on the seat. They really can't. Or, at least, they don't, generally. And yet you lot still try and claim you'd rather have other men's piss all over your seats/rooms, t...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Missing number
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Missing number

Matt Morrison wrote:that's he really clever
That's he!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Final recap
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Final recap

I enjoyed it.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 6389

Re: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November

Kirk Bevins wrote:Sadly I won't be able to retain my title as I'll be refereeing in Wolverhampton. Hope you all have fun though!
See someone's a bit too big-time for Countdown these days..
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 10871

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Kirk Bevins wrote:I'll be in Edinburgh once again but for the darts so sadly it's a no from me.
You out in the evenings?
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)
Replies: 32
Views: 1793

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)

Oh and I know this situation is all kind of my fault, but can we please not turn this thread into a big debate? If it must be had, have it somewhere else please. Nah fuck that, let's have it. Give it a rest Gevin you prick, you are a fucking robot. And Zarte you can fuck off as well, get your oar o...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 12851

Re: You Are The Ref

16. It's crucial conundrum time, with C1 holding a narrow lead. The conundrum is shown and C1 buzzes in but the clock does not stop due to a technical hitch. The contestant gives his answer over the clock but the round is declared null and void. A new conundrum is shown, and this time C2 buzzes in ...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103356

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks wrote:Jono is big spooning Paul Sinha, who is big spooning me (which ergonomically makes no sense but whatever)
Wow.
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 21st 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1936

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 21st 2014

The delightfully debonair Anton du Beke is in DC this week, after a 5 year gap. ;) :) :D That's a long time. Was he called Anton Du Beke back in those days, or was he still known as PJon Du Buncan? Stares blankly. Has a think. Gets there in the end. Ignores Gevin post first time round. Reads David'...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 12851

Re: You Are The Ref

Excellent idea! 1. It's a letters round. C1 declares 6, then C2 declares 6. You ask for C1's word, and he says MINUTE, pronouncing it like the unit of time. C2 says MINUTE, pronouncing it like the synonym for tiny. C2 has not written his word down, but insists he doesn't have to show his paper to C1...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Podcast: Episode 1
Replies: 23
Views: 3893

Re: Apterous Podcast: Episode 1

Graeme Cole wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:This podcast came up in conversation today and I ended up listening to it again. Might be a nice addition to the aptodev blog or something if it's possible to do any more once in a while.
We're planning to do another one soonish maybe.
Is it soonish yet?
Maybe.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 5424

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I think I've already made the point that it's more effort to sit down for a piss than to stand up. So? Just saying, you cunt. Cos you were all like "Hey, I've just thought - How much restfulness can you gain from 30 seconds of sitting? Not enough to overcome the squatting down and up, surely." You ...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 5424

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I think I've already made the point that it's more effort to sit down for a piss than to stand up. Edit: Less effort? I would argue that the effort involved in pulling your trousers and pants down (and up again afterwards), moving into the sitting position and having to stand up again at the end is...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 5424

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

Sitting down is more restful than standing up. Standing up is more restful than squatting up and down. The sitting down lasts longer and makes more of an effect to the overall restfulness than the squatting bit does, hence overall sitting is more lazy/relaxing than standing. How long are you sittin...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 5424

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I still don't buy the lazy angle. Squatting down and then back up is not lazy. It's an actual exercise. You're doing actual exercise that you don't need to do. It'd be like me doing jumping jacks when I'm taking a slash (and you'd better believe I'd still get every last drop of piss in the centre of...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Missing letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Missing letter

5
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stage
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

Re: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stag

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:What country am I? I was in the qualifying for this, so I must have been a country, right?
You got one syllable right :D

(Sorry, it just sat up too well)
He's a tree?
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stage
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

Re: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Team Assignations & Group Stag

Would've been a shit tournament if even one word wasn't formatted.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A kick in the teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 2993

Re: A kick in the teeth

Even if we only requested details for games we don't have full details for, of which there are over 100, there is a significant cost associated with taking a 30 year old videotape in a long-obsolete format and converting it to something playable on modern equipment like a DVD, and doing that 100 ti...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5975

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Can't see anyone from Europe going over there and winning, for the South American teams every match will be like a home one. In the same way as every England game is like a home game when they are playing in, say, Italy? It's not like the 1930s, when teams had to travel by boat and another continen...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A kick in the teeth
Replies: 18
Views: 2993

Re: A kick in the teeth

This is great and it's good that they took the request seriously.

I guess all FOI Requests are online:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-476929
by Jon O'Neill
Wed May 21, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess who...
Replies: 476
Views: 21743

Re: Guess who...

Larry David?
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: Desert Island Discs

Isn’t taking a laptop kind of against the spirit of Desert Island Discs? Effectively you’re being asked what handful of songs + book + luxury item you’d take with you if they were the only songs you could ever listen to again. And you’re saying “I’d take these eight songs and this one book.... and ...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 70457

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Rhys Benjamin wrote:A guy I go to school with is going to leave at the end of the year to play for Dagenham and Redbridge.
Represent. Name of?
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Announcement
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Re: Apterous World Cup 2014 - Announcement

Seems fair.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ART CORNER
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: ART CORNER

This shits all over Poetry Corner. That's awesome.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I'm not easily shocked...................
Replies: 38
Views: 2825

Re: I'm not easily shocked...................

It's not like some evil overlords are profiteering from people's stupidity, is it? All the proceeds go to good causes.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 8th 2014 (S70 P3)
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

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

Danny got a rare run-out up front today and we both scored! Lost 4-2 though.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I'm not easily shocked...................
Replies: 38
Views: 2825

Re: I'm not easily shocked...................

5 numbers is not the only way to win though.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 5424

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

I don't think aiming your piss from the height of about 2 feet into a large target is difficult at all. I could probably get it in from one side of the room to the other, although I might miss a bit at the end.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Women) standing up for a wee
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: (Women) standing up for a wee

Maybe
Jennifer Steadman wrote:The seats/general area around the seats at the longdrops are absolutely covered in other people's piss by the last day
has something to do with girls thinking that standing up for a piss is a
Jennifer Steadman wrote:Useful skill to have if you go to a festival.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 11th 2014 (S70 P27)
Replies: 18
Views: 868

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 11th 2014 (S70 P27)

I like to think of that method to 349 as 100/2 times 7 (and then do 10-9 to make the one to subtract), but Rachel's way is more flexible. Yep, that was my way for that one, which could be done by just inserting the appropriate signs between the numbers in the order displayed. (100/2) x (5+2) + 9 - ...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Women) standing up for a wee
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: (Women) standing up for a wee

I'd think more of them.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 89
Views: 5424

(Men) sitting down for a wee

Recently, someone male who I used to respect greatly confided in me that they sit down for a wee. Am I right to think less of them after this revelation?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 576
Views: 103356

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark James wrote:Had a dream last night Jon O'Neill was showing me his DJ skills on a turntable. He didn't do anything though except play Undone-The Sweater Song by Weezer.
Have you heard me talk about that song? If not this belongs in coincidence because I fucking love that song.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Desk Calendar
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

Re: Countdown Desk Calendar

Jon Corby wrote:BTW the letters and numbers games (vast majority, if not all) are definitely recycled from previous years. It's fucking pathetic. I think I'll tell my parents not to buy it next year, it's an absolute pisstake.
So do you like it or not?
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 1001-2000 most common maxes, and so on
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: 1001-2000 most common maxes, and so on

I know this has been done to death before, but I'd like to opine that learning the word DINOSAUR as part of a wordlist will probably increase your chances of spotting it in a round of Countdown.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Generous odds on a female?
Replies: 39
Views: 4772

Re: Generous odds on a female?

I've played a few times.. had STIFADO disallowed. But you can get away with some dodgy stuff as well.
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Generous odds on a female?
Replies: 39
Views: 4772

Re: Generous odds on a female?

Paging Jen Steadman..
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: The Hangover- The Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 3662

Re: The Hangover- The Poll

As one of the few who couldn't get the fuck out of bed for it, I still had a really good time and it was definitely worthwhile. Having said that, maybe something other than just another Countdown tournament might work? You could have other disciplines, other formats, other board games, quizzes, comp...