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by Thomas Carey
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hello from overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Hello from overseas

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/countdown/4od and http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELcH1dkT9dE3U are good for new episodes. Don't know if they work in the US though.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What word am I looking for?
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: What word am I looking for?

Gavin Chipper wrote:I'm looking for a classic Jason Larsen quote that would fit here but I can't think of it. I guess it might end in "our kidding Matt!" Is there actually a quote?
Can't think of any. Can think of one ending in "ou're kidding Matt", though.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?

Adam Gillard wrote: I remember in Ed's final
Humble.
by Thomas Carey
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?

Is it bad that I get really excited when I see a new thread by Graeme Cole?
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118655

Re: Ask Graeme?

http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_80 Round 2, because old dictionary didn't have ERRATICS.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Bringing your own letters to a "Bristol Style" Co-Event?
Replies: 11
Views: 1397

Re: Bringing your own letters to a "Bristol Style" Co-Event?

I think each set should be checked against Graeme's set to seehow different it is to the standard, and it needs to be close enough - someone could approve them. Mine for instance is the same ad his with onemore B and one more F, which I think should pass.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 496
Views: 97739

Re: Is Apterous down?

115, and good luck Sean!
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 496
Views: 97739

Re: Is Apterous down?

Johnny 116, and yes it was Jason. He mentioned it on Monday, and it's on his google+ page.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "8 Out of 10" with real cats?
Replies: 24
Views: 2131

Re: "8 Out of 10" with real cats?

That was the one I posted, Jason!
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "8 Out of 10" with real cats?
Replies: 24
Views: 2131

Re: "8 Out of 10" with real cats?

Is it this picture?

Edit: it's not.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 Recaps
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: COHUD2 Recaps

Jonathan Wynn wrote:Sorry to be the JR here,um , JR :) ) but wasn't the target in the mainstream semi final 461 in round 4?
It was indeed. Selection was actually 9 8 8 5 5 7.

Round 8 was 100 25 75 50 5 7 --> 933, which has a nice 937.5 rule solve for one away and a stupid one for 933.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 Recaps
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: COHUD2 Recaps

G3R05 and G3R11 are AISXTEOFR and MNTOAABLB respectively.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 455
Views: 65343

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

2012 was when I started recapping, if that's what you mean. I don't really care when you started - I would simply like to be able to read the Friday recaps as reliably as the ones on the other four days of the week. If you'd like to hand Fridays over to Andy, I'd be fully in favour. Sure, might as ...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 455
Views: 65343

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

Forgot, sorry. Feel free to do it Andy. And I thought it was pretty damn cheeky of him to post the Grand Final recap late on Sunday evening headed "forgetting recap duty since 2012". You'd have thought he'd at least make an effort with that one. 2012 was when I started recapping, if that's what you ...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Logic Puzzle: The Case of the Missing Countdown Episodes
Replies: 22
Views: 2384

Re: Logic Puzzle: The Case of the Missing Countdown Episodes

Graeme Cole wrote:
[*] "Mark Foster was the dictionary corner guest that week. He tweeted this picture at the end of one of the games, and, as you can see, the champion's score is 89."
Are you sure that's not meant to be 'challenger's'?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Replies: 36
Views: 2388

Re: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon … Connection: Meryl Streep … Connection: Uma Thurman … Connection: Dwayne Johnson … Connection: Samuel L Jackson … Connection: Harrison Ford … Connection: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Sean Connery … Connection: John Cleese … Connection: Cameron Diaz … Connection: Tom Cruise … Conne...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Replies: 36
Views: 2388

Re: Fifty Degrees of Kevin Bacon

The Morgan Freeman near the end should have an (again).
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th June 2013 (Series 68, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Friday 28th June 2013 (Series 68, GRAND FINAL)

Tom Carey – forgetting recap duty since 2012 --- SERIES 68 FINAL --- C1: Giles ‘The Farnham Firestorm’ Hutchings (10 wins, 1180 points). ‘Highest scoring octochamp ever’, according to Nick. Depends how you convert the scores. C2: Andy ‘The Salford Superstorm’ Platt (10 wins, 1124 points). Nick talk...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 17th 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1415

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 17th 2013

Round 13, did anyone notice Andy wiggling the chair all the way through the round? :D
by Thomas Carey
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who Will Win Series 68? (Spoilers of Recent Events Included)
Replies: 14
Views: 1683

Re: Who Will Win Series 68? (Spoilers of Recent Events Inclu

I think Eileen will lose her final vs Giles, after beating Chris Ball in the semis... :twisted:
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday June 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 51)
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Spoilers for Friday June 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 51)

Jordan F wrote: Join Thomas for the recap later.
I mentioned somewhere that I won't be able to do today's or next week's. Andy?
by Thomas Carey
Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 181
Views: 41725

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

BUMP Mediocre one to accompany: Thomas Carey and The Guardian missed a 9 from TERACATOG; can you spot it? The 9 from TERACATOG was GREATCOAT! 22 seconds later Andrew Feist and Paul Duxbury missed a 9 from RATOGECAT; can you spot it? The 9 from RATOGECAT was GREATCOAT! Andrew Feist says: maybe I sho...
by Thomas Carey
Fri May 31, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 496
Views: 97739

Re: Is Apterous down?

Adam Dexter wrote:Simply put, yes.
+1
by Thomas Carey
Fri May 24, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 24th May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 47)
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Friday 24th May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 47)

Countdown recap for Friday 24 May 2013. C1: Champion Joe McGonigle (6 wins, 528 points.) A croupier from Stockport. Like the Des’s, Nick doesn’t seem to give recurring contestants much of an introduction. I miss Jeff. C2: Challenger Greg Pearce. Won some things on Popmaster, and is also on apterous....
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 22, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 26067

Re: The Chase

The woman on today (Cathy) is the behavioural management woman at my school. Not really relevant, but was getting tired of seeing it completely fill up my Facebook news feed.
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 15, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Little and large, small and big!
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: Little and large, small and big!

Always thought it was 'big and little, large and small'.
by Thomas Carey
Sat May 04, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 3rd May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 38)
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Friday 3rd May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 38)

So I’m recapping again. Was going to start at the start of this series, but a lot of things happened. Not to mention those bloody horses. Anyway... Countdown recap for Friday 3 May 2013. C1: Champion Eileen Taylor (6 wins, 584 points.) C2: Challenger Sam Lake. Dances and studies computers in Bath. D...
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 01, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 104
Views: 14555

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

You can solve 4 anagrams in Biology in 2-3 seconds: RODRECUP (has two solutions) ANSWER: PRODUCER, PROCURED BEDWOOF (two worded answer) ANSWER: FOOD WEB GREENY ANSWER: ENERGY MRSUCONE ANSWER: CONSUMER About two weeks ago in DT we had a series of 40 'conundrums'* to do in teams of 4. 40/40, mostly i...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown puzzles
Replies: 38
Views: 4845

Re: Countdown puzzles

I have no idea how to prove it, but I'm pretty sure that the 750k examples are the maximum possible. What I'd love to know is what is the highest possible whereby it's actually a necessity to go that high (rather than a flashy alternative). No idea where to start with it! http://www.c4countdown.co....
by Thomas Carey
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118655

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi, I know it's only very early days for the new format, but do you have any idea about the average available max compared to the average available max in the old format? I imagine the new format has a slightly higher mean and a smaller standard deviation than the old format. Cheers Using apterous ...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rhys Benjamin on Suicide Watch
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Re: Rhys Benjamin on Suicide Watch

[quote="Rhys Benjamin"One should not wish ill of the dead. Despite your hatred of her, I find the thought of people rejoicing over the death of someone quite repulsive./quote Here, here! Hear, hear? Sorry, I have cold! ;-) [/quote][/quote][/quote] http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o257/sweetpease3...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday April 12th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 24)
Replies: 20
Views: 1244

Re: Spoilers for Friday April 12th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 24

Philip Jarvis wrote:
Andy Platt wrote:Some spoilers or something
Presumably Giles will be doing the recap today then. Otherwise, you have just spoiled the result of todays game.
Sure, Giles can if he wants.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday April 11th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 23)
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: Spoilers for Thursday April 11th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

946 by Jack Hurst, averaging 118.25 a game. This is going to be a record anyway if he wins eight games, just like Tom Hargreaves set the record regardless of whether he beat David Williams's total! (I would probably say the new format is worth about 20 points to an octorun - between 2 and 3 a game....
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118655

Re: Ask Graeme?

I've always wondered what would happen in this scenario: (again not really about stats, but meh) Selection: R E T I N U X A S C1 declares 7 C2 declares 8, not written down Nick: OK, C1, word please. C1: URINATES Susie: That's an 8. C1: D'oh! Nick: What's your 8, C2? C2: URINATES, but i hadn't writte...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 19)
Replies: 25
Views: 1369

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Superb debut Giles. I think you got 13 maxes (correct me if I'm wrong), which I think is one of, if not the, best debuts ever. Couldn't help but snigger when Nick said that Jean had "beat off" Peter yesterday. Shame I missed yesterday's show. :lol: Rawlo got 14 maxes on his debut. Still, absolutely...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 29
Views: 1368

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

If we're doing DC words, CUNJEVOIS for me in one of Jayne Wisniewski's prelims http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_5344
by Thomas Carey
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12)
Replies: 35
Views: 1384

Re: Spoilers for Monday March 25th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 12

Grant Waters wrote:Was thinking about GAMELIKE in one of the rounds. Prob risky but i mighthave been tempted.
Supertough conundrum! Worthy of 30BC that one!
Well played again Andy. On target for a great octotal. Has anyone done 8 tons?
Andrew Hulme has. Don't know about any others.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 83633

Re: Best ever contestants

I guess if everyone's doing it... My top 13 (Probably skewed towards 30BC, but meh): 1 Conor Travers 2 Kirk Bevins 3 Jon O'Neill 4 Jonathan Rawlinson 5 Paul Gallen 6 Edward McCullagh 7 Craig Beevers/Jack Hurst 9 Grace Page 10 Chris Davies/Jack Worsley 12 Innis Carson/Julian Fell
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 20th March recap (Series 68 Prelim 9)
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Wednesday 20th March recap (Series 68 Prelim 9)

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tom wrote:Dix pois to our champion.
Image
Graeme, you are truly amazing! :lol:
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118655

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme, not sure how hard this would be to do but could you make a list of all players who've had at least one 13+ max game, and their amounts of 15, 14 and 13 max games? So Conor and Kirk (I think) would be: GAMES 15s 14s 13s Conor Travers 20 3 2 2 Kirk Bevins 15 2 0 3 etc.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 11th 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 11th 2013

I got the conundrum fairly quickly thanks to remembering the scramble from Julian Fell's 146 game. Did anyone else? http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_3387 DETONATE as an alt to TALENTED in round 9 (don't think DC mentioned it). I didn't remember that it was the exact scramble, but I did remember tha...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118655

Re: Ask Graeme?

To start with, let's look at series 66 only. B 2 C 3 D 6 F 2 G 4 H 2 J 1 K 1 L 5 M 4 N 8 P 4 Q 1 R 9 S 9 T 9 V 2 W 2 X 1 Y 1 Z 1 The Countdown board game I have (the new flashy blue Jeff and Rachel one which I think is the newest edition) uses that, but with an extra B and F (3 of each). In that, t...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 2)
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 2)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote:If Rachael doesn't qualify for these series finals, I'll record myself eating a whole 5kg bag of potatoes (not the actual bag) and put it on YouTube. There, I said it. :)
Please don't.
Heh, OK. Rachael's going to get into the finals anyway.
by Thomas Carey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: ????? in Nottingham 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4262

Re: ????? in Nottingham 2013

Ah, so GoNot didn't mean 'there'll be one, but I'm not letting you go to it because you appear to be stalking me' which was my first thought after your youtube comment. Yes, I'm slow. :derpemoticonwhichdoesn'tseemtoexist:

Will it still be Bristol style?
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 2)
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 2)

Speaking of which, as I said before, it'd be sad for me to see either of these two lose This. I wanted to see Phil get his teapot after ten years of waiting, but at the same time Rachael deserved to win more than four games. Still, people have qualified for the finals before with four wins, and the...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 18922

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

When you say 15 rounder, do you mean classic 15 rounder or new crappy number-infested 15 rounder?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 4th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 4th 2013

I feel I must complain that today's show was by no means the mundane affair we had been promised. Hoping to reclaim my weekday afternoons from today onwards, I tuned in to seek reassurance that these 'mortal' games were not worth 45 minutes of my time. Did the young lady perchance have a lingering ...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 6455

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Such a shame they didn't get 483 - but this was EPIC. Well done to Jack and great 146 by Conor.

For the first time ever, I'm changing my mind about who was the best ever contestant. Sorry Kirk, but Conor Travers just... Conor, why have you quit apterous?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown for Comic Relief sweepstake
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: Countdown for Comic Relief sweepstake

3618 with all this tiredness/ timewastage
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2270

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 20

That guy looked nothing like Jack! To be honest, if it wasn't for the countdown skillage, I'd say that wasn't Jack up there. Unless he had a complete makeover in one recording day. Anyway, well played both, and unlucky DOD, the conundrum could have gone either way really. Good luck against Rawlo, Ja...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Eggheads - CJ's departure
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Eggheads - CJ's departure

He defriended me on Facebook. Barry's the only one I've got now.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2426

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 201

It's happened.

The Kirk II has been beaten.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118655

Re: Ask Graeme?

Mark Ivey wrote:Here's a question that's come to mind...

Have the words COUNTDOWN or CONUNDRUM ever popped up in a game (either during the letters or as the conundrum)?
COUNTDOWN would have if Phil bloody Watkins had picked a final consonant. http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_4145

Edit: ninja'd by Johnny.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Good news, Gevin!
Replies: 22
Views: 1429

Re: Good news, Gevin!

Oh crap, need to improve my numbers more then! What's this new format going to be called?
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Pancake Day
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Pancake Day

Pancake Wednesday for me.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 562
Views: 96415

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

with a remarkably energetic James Robinson on the drums, sitting on a platform about 25 feet in the air. Wahey, it's nice to finally be in someone's Apto-dreams. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) I had one about you around 6-12 months ago but refrained from posting because it was slightly weird. Well, here it...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 46705

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Yesterday, it decided to update Java. Well actually, it said it wanted to and then said I had the latest version but then wanted to again and decided to do it this time. But since then, I keep getting a message saying asking if I give permission to Oracle America Inc to make some update on my compu...