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by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 75
Views: 9169

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: 10097

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: 10097

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: 393
Views: 31577

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: 2537

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: 20
Views: 2087

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: 1911

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: 335

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: 2972

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: 2269

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: 2551

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: 6179

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: 6179

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: 145
Views: 10931

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: 145
Views: 10931

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: 212
Views: 21050

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 22
Views: 1384

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: 145
Views: 10931

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: 8874

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: 2269

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: 4150

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: 4150

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: 1496

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: 617

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: 8974

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: 8974

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: 512
Views: 68576

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: 8874

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: 499
Views: 36458

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: 841

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: 156
Views: 28157

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: 156
Views: 28157

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: 2752

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: 34
Views: 1376

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: 685

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: 34
Views: 1376

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: 880

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: 1004

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 24th 2016

ann dibben is so great wow

paul's cool too tho ggwp etc
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 2752

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
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co-Radio Countdown on Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Co-Radio Countdown on Radio

Mark Mills wrote:Not decided on a format yet for the competition will decide and post very soon, feel free to post a song you like and want played or a request to someone... please note I will not play any music sang by a Countdown fan... Mr Carey... ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:D
In btw
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 23, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68576

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks wrote:
James Laverty wrote:I get elbowed in the face when I try to pull him off.
Image
jerked me awake at 4am (thanks Tom)
Image
:D
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 23, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68576

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

First time for a while.... For some reason I'm back in the art classroom of my old (now demolished) school building, in a class with a teacher I don't know, sitting next to Matty Artell and Andy Platt. The peace and quiet is broken when Tom Carey comes storming in and starts beating up the teacher ...
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 19, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1031

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

Top job Rob. Hope to see you at a co-event again soon! Thanks Thomas/Tom - which do you prefer to be called, btw? Always meant to ask. Yup I am going to defo try and get up for Co:Hud this year. Been too long since my last Co:Event. :) I really don't mind tbh, it's annoying not knowing which one to...
by Thomas Carey
Thu May 19, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68576

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

casual
by Thomas Carey
Wed May 18, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 1031

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

Top job Rob. Hope to see you at a co-event again soon!
by Thomas Carey
Tue May 17, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 68)
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 68)

dimension seems to come up a lot considering the letters aren't that great
by Thomas Carey
Mon May 16, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2016

James Laverty wrote:Conundrum solver looked familiar, former contestant maybe?
Yeah. Lee, my last heat opponent. Great guy.
by Thomas Carey
Tue May 10, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 3647

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

CoHud 2K12 I had Michelle in game 1, Rawlo in game 4, Jack W in game 5

won/won/lost
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 499
Views: 36458

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Adam Gillard wrote:People who get on an escalator on the right (standing) side and then change their mind part-way up and cut in front of someone to use the left (walking) side.
People who don't use the standing/walking side system.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 12th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 50)
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 12th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 50)

Jon Corby wrote:Great performance Ann! Surprised you wouldn't risk ENSOULING if you saw it though. That said, I saw UNPIRATED but would never have gone for it - is it an ODO noob? Surprised not to have seen it before if it isn't.
Yeah. UNPARTIED too which is straight bullshit.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99782

Re: Ask Graeme?

Could we get a list of 1st QF 15ers (ie, 1st seed vs 8th seed) in descending order of 8th seed score? ty xxxx I'll handle this one (manually), sorry Graeme. I can't sleep (with excitement about the finals tomorrow!) and I'm curious too. Series Contestant Score Opponent Wins Points Series 51 Nicole ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3374

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

Co:Not out

(that's an in, not a suggestion that we replace the football with some cricket)
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99782

Re: Ask Graeme?

Dunno if you've answered this but who got the toughest 15r octorun (by combined maxes of the 8 opponents)? That's probably not the best way to do it as 4 good ones and 4 shit ones is a lot harder than 8 mediocre ones. Dunno, squares of maxes? Feel free to suggest a better system. Either way, Mark Mu...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl3 - Countdown In St. Albans - Saturday 2nd July 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2727

Re: CoStAl3 - Countdown In St. Albans - Saturday 2nd July 2016

al3cost/lactos3/locat3s/talcos3

i'm so good

right probably in for this but not sure yet
by Thomas Carey
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aggregated Pro Ranks leaderboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Aggregated Pro Ranks leaderboard

Jake was 1st, wasn't he? http://www.apterous.org/proranks.php?pe ... nt=0&dic=0

Or am I misunderstanding how this works?