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by Thomas Carey
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2017 upgrade!
Replies: 36
Views: 10608

Re: 2017 upgrade!

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Yeah I haven't noticed anything different either
by Thomas Carey
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 7768

Re: CO-MSO

Is that a round 1 or round 2 question? Round 1. It's things the Fox and Hounds usually run out of on the last Saturday in January, along with space and beer. 3 points to the Verbivores. This puts you at precisely the number of points required to be able to cock up the wall and then win by one after...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 7768

Re: CO-MSO

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site.
You say etc, but there's not enough there to make a connection. What about drinks and forks?
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by Thomas Carey
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 10622

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Mobile apterous works pretty well right now I think. Could be improved but it's definitely playable on the go
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 2419

Re: Crisps

What's everyone's opinion on eating them one crisp at a time vs multiple crisps in one go?
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 16975

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

What the Dickens happened there, Eoin? ;) In all seriousness, the opposing team were on fire, credit to them for a top-notch performance. They even got all the bonuses on Northern Ireland, so no complaints there! Didn't they miss the Armagh one? But yeah, unlucky lads. Even though it did make me sa...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guinness World Record Attempt....
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Guinness World Record Attempt....

Video evidence?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 34242

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Vera Lynn Prince Philip Chuck Berry Hugh Hefner Barbara Bush George H.W. Bush Jimmy Carter Betty White (even though she seems to be invincible) I.M. Pei Kirk Douglas Had fifteen on the list so took out some of the younger ones - Angela Lansbury, Bob Dylan, John Major, David Attenborough and Her Maj ...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 3889

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

The only way COLIN has changed since 2005* also happened in 2012, funnily enough- the addition of the showcase final, and that was only thanks to a poll on c4c (can't find the link right now but it's in here somewhere) which asked for people's favourite format, and which 'Edinburgh style with a fin...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill

Graham had booked a holiday with his grandchildren over the finals filming dates. Source: the recap of this classic game (and a few other places on the forum, I believe Tom Barnes mentioned it which is how it got out)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 4404

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

Anagram of personal, and some chemical. Back when I was an edgy 15 year old with an active tumblr blog I used to tag my personal posts as #psoralen and had to stop when I got a message from some scientist telling me to stop spamming the psoralen tag.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54542

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who sit in a bay of 4 or 6 on a train, despite only being one person. Can allow it if the train is almost empty but otherwise (i.e. if groups can't sit together) it's incredibly twattish.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 12725

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

4/10 for Jim, 0/10 for everyone else. Mental.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 12725

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I've never been a fan of Death Pool games as a lot of my picks would be people I'd be sad to see die, but I suppose if you insist that I absolutely must: - Muhammed Ali (congestive heart disease) - Glen Campbell (pneumonia) - Billy Connolly (complications of Alzheimer's) - Fidel Castro (natural cau...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim The Last)
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Spoilers for 14 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim The Last)

Johnny wrote:
Also ANDRADITE in the RADIATED round (missed this; is it new?).
Perhaps surprisingly, no
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: My Countdown future
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: My Countdown future

Wait shit I think I gave him the wrong job title. He's like the researcher guy. Sorry
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: My Countdown future
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: My Countdown future

Phone auditions are definitely the norm. I got one and I lived like an hour away from the studio. I think they still do some in-person ones but you'd get a phone one definitely. Basically Dave the audience coordinator gave me a time via email, then called me at that time. Loads of people have said t...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54542

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Graeme Cole wrote:People who think the week starts on Sunday.
Or any other day except for Monday. Uni starts the week on Thursday for some reason.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 81
Views: 16975

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

[quote="Adam Gillard"Hucthings smash![/quote So that was Giles then? I did wonder (I tuned in late so didn't see the introductions and for some reason thought it wasn't; I'm unsure why but I thought he was a bit older). And yes, they did very well indeed, looking forward to their next appearance. W...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11264

Re: FOCAL 2016

Also: If it's accepted that all scoring systems are arbitrary, then that kind of suggests that anything, be it sports... politics... this etc. should have no rewards applied to it on the basis that if you scored it as 2 points for a win and 5 for a draw the results might be different? 1 Leicester Ci...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11264

Re: FOCAL 2016

I don't really see how this is different from the top 3 at Colin getting free entry into the next one. It's a nice reward, but I wouldn't be too bothered if nobody got it. But yeah, even though this scoring system may not be the best one (I personally prefer Gevin's, even though it puts me lower and...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37781

Re: Politics in General

I hope this thread never goes back to politics.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: The Future Of Recaps
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: The Future Of Recaps

James Laverty wrote:Tbf though, nobody's written any recaps for several weeks. Might be worth having a full review of the situation
If we were able to do all the recaps dating back to 1983 or whatever we can do the last few weeks. I volunteer for a few.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 4787

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Hard to argue with that. Dylan is the one that springs to mind other than those four. Co event performance could be another metric - obviously some people go to less events than others, so it's not that good (although much better than countdown performance), but when someone (Jack) consistently domi...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...
Replies: 20
Views: 2259

Re: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...

I'd be down for doing a mock event over skype or discord or whatever, but like co-apto it's not really a real coevent is it. Then again co-apterous was called that. Whatever, doesn't really matter what it's called does it. Still good plan though
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st October 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st October 2016

thought he quit didn't he

or was that someone else
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Bristol 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3349

Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Can I just apologise on behalf of myself and the Krol siblings for all the stupid adolescent shite we shat onto this beautiful forum around 2011

Rhys was our age around then too, but he's different
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: Best ever televised game?

My favourite televised game is a bit of a cheat as I've only seen it on YouTube , it also involved a young lad, the youngest to ever appear on the show I believe. A couple of bloopers in there as well in the words he declared, highly recommended viewing! Maybe I just like young lads? Is that so wro...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?
Replies: 15
Views: 3523

Re: Boris or Philip - Who Said/Did It?

fucking destroyed
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 8392

Re: FOCAL 2017

I'm happy to get involved - by having a great time at most of these events! Thanks everyone for running this again, much appreciated! :DDDDDDDD
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 8392

Re: FOCAL 2017

Events in CAPITALS have been booked, and you can safely book things like travel and accommodation for them. Events otherwise listed are probable but not yet certain, and so you would book these things at your own risk. 1st April - Leeds (Callum) So my clever idea to book a hotel in Leeds for the ba...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 23053

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions) You and some six-year-olds who think it's a good idea until they realise it's stupid. I only started a couple of years ago, it's great cause you don't have to carry a...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 23053

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

am I the only one who eats all of apples and pears (apart from the stalk, and some seeds if they end up in easy-to-remove positions)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 28877

Re: Coincidence

Was just battling with the Omelette selection 'OYAD', and the bloke talking on the radio emphasised the word 'TODAY'. Thanks, I thought. I'm telling. Hey, if the chorus to Harry Belafonte's famous Banana Boat Song had been playing at the time, the radio easily might have led you to try a certain in...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 28
Views: 2711

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

126 with Robbo, 119 with Tracey, 109 with Ben. Dunno if they're the top 3 but I assume so. I'm probably 4th on Jen's with 96 I'm not sure it counts as a top three if you just assume they're the top three and only check those people! Well they are on everyone elses. Is there a way to sort through al...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 28
Views: 2711

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

Missed an obvious one - Joseph Krol with 142 (and I expected it to be about double that), but most of them are non-Countdowny.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 28
Views: 2711

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

126 with Robbo, 119 with Tracey, 109 with Ben. Dunno if they're the top 3 but I assume so. I'm probably 4th on Jen's with 96
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 23053

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Steven M. McCann wrote:it was brought to my attention

Shit, we've got a mole!

I for one welcome Steven's reappearance. Without it, we would not have seen Ian called Vagcuntie, and I would have pissed myself laughing one less time than I have now.

inb4 it's actually fewer. It sounds stupid, I don't care
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 10622

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote:As it is Monday I thought I would ask this :
HWM NYFY WLLNDS TNDTHS ?
tls tn
by Thomas Carey
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: Best ever televised game?

Best one I've seen in the studio (and presumably the best recent one) has got to be Ann vs Tim
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4486

Re: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016

P W D Pts 1 Dylan Taylor 8 8 0 532 2 James Robinson 8 7 0 495 3 Jack Worsley 8 6 0 523 4 Callum Todd 8 6 0 479 5 Paul Erdunast 8 6 0 477 6 Tracey Mills 8 6 0 444 7 Rob Foster 8 5 1 503 8 Thomas Carey 8 5 1 477 9 Dan McColm 8 5 1 469 10 Jonathan Wynn 8 5 1 452 11 Jennifer Steadman 8 5 0 495 12 Giles...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4486

Re: .co.mk2 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 20th August 2016

Gavin Chipper wrote:Was there a final or semi-finals etc. after the rankings were established?
Just a final. Robbo beat Dylan on the second conundrum.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: The Mandela Effect

I'd only heard of the bears (a couple of years ago now) as an example of the Mandela effect.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeoGussr
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: GeoGussr

Yeah, I play it where you're not allowed external help (so no googling), but obviously you can move. Usually a 5 minute time limit is fun to see if you can find anything interesting in that time, but not let you have all the time you want to find a place name you recognise. Once I got put on a dirt ...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 11936

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Add Sweden and Poland to my list please! One day I'll leave Europe #texit Ooh! Whereabouts in Sweden/Poland? SUBTHREAD: which countries do you most want to go to? Iceland, Russia, Cuba and Iran are my current travel yearnings, among others. Trelleborg and Szczecin. Guess which country I came from? ...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 11936

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Add Sweden and Poland to my list please! One day I'll leave Europe #texit
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 563
Views: 96769

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Ben Wilson wrote:The Cra
:D
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 10622

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Johnny Canuck wrote:Jupiter's volcanic moon, Io, is just a celestial body with acne.
me
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54542

Re: People you shouldn't trust

On a sort of related (not really) aside, all our A-Level mock examinations had a maximum score of 100, i.e. if you answered everything correctly you would score 100. All of them except in Maths that is, for some reason the mock exams always had a maximum of 114, or 109, or 112, or some other seemin...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoNot V results and recaps
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Re: CoNot V results and recaps

Ben Wilson wrote:
Round 2
Table 1
Thomas Carey 67 - 46 Zubair Patel
Zubair Patel 65 - 42 Graeme Cole
Graeme Cole 68 - 39 Thomas Carey
This was a fun table. All three games were pretty decisive victories, but everyone got one. Great event again, cheers for hosting and all that
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 161
Views: 35314

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Thomas Carey wrote:Dinos on the Chase on challenge right now
And Hywel's on today!
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 161
Views: 35314

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Dinos on the Chase on challenge right now
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 3538

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Has anyone read Ernest Cline's books, Ready Player One and Armada? They've seemed to have become fixtures in 2010s geek culture and I enjoyed them while they lasted (plus Wil Wheaton narrated the audiobooks and he is an awesome dude), but I don't think I'd care to read them again. Bit late to the p...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Cooking

Pineapple on pizza is also good
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016

Wasn't paying enough attention in Round 4. Did Padraig ask for a vowel and get an X? Yep, I had to scroll back and watch that bit twice :-) Similar thing happened during one of my games. I picked a consonant, got an O and sort of said 'that's... not a consonant'. They cut that part, picked another ...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Cooking

Salad is good
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Never play Countdown when you're THIS tired... this is what could happen.
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Never play Countdown when you're THIS tired... this is what could happen.

Au contraire, if you play apterous when you are not drunk, tired, hungover, stoned, straitjacketed or listening to One Direction at full volume then you are taking the game too seriously. Someone (Steve Balog?) suggested a variant where your score is your points multiplied by your BAC. Think we nee...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 24th 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 24th 2016

ann dibben is so great wow

paul's cool too tho ggwp etc