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by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 1203

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd July 2009

Another great game. WOOMERA was great, and again we see this guy as being a real flair player (kinda like Hamish, but not quite as good). Bit surprised by the misses of GIAOURS and (even more so) TANGELO, though. I am not keen on players doing this I hope Rachel choosing 4 large will put people off...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Tomspoilery for Tuesday 21st
Replies: 41
Views: 1345

Re: Tomspoilery for Tuesday 21st

Derek Hazell wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:
Derek Hazell wrote:"Lassiwoman"
That's the worst one ever :|
Sorry Kai?
Or this ? http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2507
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The fantastic Jeff Stelling
Replies: 91
Views: 4304

Re: The fantastic Jeff Stelling

Percy Round wrote:Just had a thought: I wonder if Kai will own up to his plagiarism. Will you Kai?
I don' think he was plagirising you. If you look at his post on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:11 pm, he was only making a summary of what had been said.Others having taken it out of context
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 1203

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd July 2009

That's the first time I've ever seen "your choice" become something other than 1 large. I'm fucking proud of Rachel for that. Yeah, I really don't know why anyone would ask for that. But respect for not just choosing 1 large. I am not keen on players doing this I hope Rachel choosing 4 large will p...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "...and a better one..."
Replies: 89
Views: 4389

Re: "...and a better one..."

Derek Hazell wrote:Is today the first time it has been done by both contestants in the same show?


Also, we haven't had the "Y" joke yet since Jeff's been in charge.
I think it also the first time 4 large has been chosen by Rachel/Carol when given the choice
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 1203

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd July 2009

Mr Crucial does it again
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open FINAL WEEK
Replies: 60
Views: 2462

Re: Apterous Summer Open FINAL WEEK

Dinos Sfyris wrote:
lol wat?

No way you had 2 games that were exactly the same, but you also missed INDWELLS both times!
Still Innis did win

Alls well that INDWELLS
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The fantastic Jeff Stelling
Replies: 91
Views: 4304

Re: The fantastic Jeff Stelling

Quite remarkable
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moonshine
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: Moonshine

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Richard Brittain wrote:[nothing]
So much for a picture being worth a thousand words. Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what that was all about?
I couldn't fathom it but for some reason I kept thinking of Jews in space as a good movie title
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moonshine
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: Moonshine

After the picture interlude, I just wanted to recommend the new film out called Moon

I thoroughly enjoyed it, easily the most original Sci-Fi movie made this year
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 20th July 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 21)
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Monday 20th July 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 21)

Nice recap Kai
Shouldn't you be in bed?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moonshine
Replies: 21
Views: 1020

Re: Moonshine

David O'Donnell wrote:You have all been deceived: the moon landings were faked and Richard Brittain can prove it.
I wonder if a powerful telescope could prove the moon landings were real cos the footage is shit and NASA have conveniently lost the original footage
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Alternative Pastime
Replies: 68
Views: 4596

Re: Alternative Pastime

Must ignore next thread

DONE
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open FINAL WEEK
Replies: 60
Views: 2462

Re: Apterous Summer Open FINAL WEEK

peter lee wrote:Peter Lee beat Marc Meakin 2-0
Here are the games in question
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=95675
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=95687

Well played Peter
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The fantastic Jeff Stelling
Replies: 91
Views: 4304

Re: The fantastic Jeff Stelling

Unbelievable Jeff

Maybe he needs to take a leaf out of Jim Bowens book 'Smashing,great, super'
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Recap for Friday 17 September
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Recap for Friday 17 September

Charlie Reams wrote:Any sign of it?
You will have to wait until 2010 for that
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009
Replies: 89
Views: 2478

Re: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009

http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/images/smilies/banghead.gif Sorry - I've got my jealousy post out the way. It was fucking awesome to watch but naturally, as Dinos says, I'm gutted. I have a feeling Chris Davies may break 930 as the standard is going ever higher - let's just hope he gets nice letter...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Damian/Damien
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Damian/Damien

Okay, this poll is now closed. A clear majority of 69% (Deso's and a few people on this forum's favourite number) think it is rude to spell anybody's name wrongly, not just Damian's. We also had 13% at either extreme - loving the man and going out of their way to do right by him, and not caring whe...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009
Replies: 89
Views: 2478

Re: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009

Well done Andrew liked the ' Unbelievable Jeff ' at the end, this could become a catchphrase

It's a shame that there was no mention of the Octochamp record though. I know it got mentioned when Kirk took it although admittedly it had lasted quite sometime.
I wonder how long this record will last?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009
Replies: 89
Views: 2478

Re: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009

It will take a Hulmeungous effort to do so
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilerim for Friday 17 July 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Spoilerim for Friday 17 July 2009

Argh! More niceish letters for Andrew means two more nines (I never had this many [gettable] nines and I'm sure Craig Beevers is jealous too) and another century despite being beaten on a round again. 118 means his 7 game total is now 802. I'm getting nervous. I was sat on 811 at this point and nee...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilerizers for Thursday 16 July 2009
Replies: 42
Views: 1166

Re: Spoilerizers for Thursday 16 July 2009

Derek Hazell wrote:Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub.
I often wondered if it was Barney, McGrew
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 39817

Re: CountMax errors

I also want LEMONIEST to be in even if you can get a valid 9 from it LOL! This thread has been successfully hijacked but beware the wrath of the most awesome person on this forum! Nah, I've got no problem with LEMONIEST. Definitely should be in. I use it daily, unlike mainer/mainest. Reminds me of ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 16th July 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 19)
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Thursday 16th July 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 19)

All these puns Hulme-Amey. I tried for ages to think of a 'Hulme' pun Andrew a blank :( Ah well, you're only Hulme-an. Edit: Apologies to Charlie for stealing his gag but I am an unoriginal, hackneyed, git; I thought everybody knew this already. Can I assHulme from this that we have run out of good...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 39817

Re: CountMax errors

I also want LEMONIEST to be in even if you can get a valid 9 from it
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 15th July 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Wednesday 15th July 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 18)

Fastest recap ever?

Nice recap Chris
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th July 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th July 2009

3 large at the end could have scuppered the century
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Torchwood: Children of Earth
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Torchwood: Children of Earth

How much sci-fi have you read/watched? I suspect the answer to that is: compared to some people on this board, relatively little. But it's like I said before - I judged it by the standards of prime time BBC1 drama, not by those of a Heinlein or Vonnegut novel. Anyway you and I seem to be the only p...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open Week 4
Replies: 72
Views: 2649

Re: Apterous Summer Open Week 4

Marc Meakin 2 Ian Dent 1

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=91957

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=91968

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=92183

3 close games I had some lucky numbers there on Ians picks (4 large)

Thanks again Ian for a great match
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what's your top 10 favourite films?
Replies: 101
Views: 4222

Re: what's your top 10 favourite films?

So I can add another list

Here are my favourite films of this century
1.Donnie Darko
2.Memento
3.The Prestige
4.No Country for Old Men
5.WALL·E
6.The Pianist
7.In Bruges
8.There Will Be Blood
9.Sin City
10.Gladiator

Not in order
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what's your top 10 favourite films?
Replies: 101
Views: 4222

Re: what's your top 10 favourite films?

In no particular order: Life of Brian Raising Arizona Manon des Sources The Magnificent Seven The Great Escape Saving Private Ryan The Majestic Unforgiven Blade Runner The Shawshank Redemption Manon de Sources - good call, and yet, Jean de Florette not listed. Are you missing a chromosome? Steady o...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight

I appreciate that it's me who is at fault (especially after Matts post) my computer clock has now been updated Just on the off chance that you were even slightly offended Marc, for the record it's nothing personal. I'm sure you can imagine how frustrating it is when you spend so many hours creating...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight

That I didn't know that daily duels have to be FINISHED by midnight I guess it's fairly obvious to me that you need to finish by the time the results are published and you can read everyone else's games, but maybe it should give you some kind of warning at the time. I appreciate that it's me who is...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight

Charlie Reams wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:Not very happy with midnight on Apterous as I started the daily duel at 11.54pm last night and it rejected me at 1201am
as the new duel started
What part of that are you unhappy with?
That I didn't know that daily duels have to be FINISHED by midnight
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: Hyper is reborn: Midnight tonight

Not very happy with midnight on Apterous as I started the daily duel at 11.54pm last night and it rejected me at 1201am
as the new duel started
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Damian/Damien
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Damian/Damien

Maybe it doesn't matter now since he has changed his name
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 134220

Re: Feature requests

A statement of Stitchers
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Getting On - Jo Brand
Replies: 15
Views: 956

Re: Getting On - Jo Brand

Charlie Reams wrote:Cleverly written with a very original style. Bit of an overreliance on toilet humour but I suppose that's fair game for a hospital. Will definitely keep an eye on this.
I agree that it is cleverly written but the style is similar to 'The Office'
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 246
Views: 61218

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Id say you almost certainly were It was probably caused by his reaction to my comeback in this game http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?key=4659349932080932600 FWIW he was cheating in both games. Warned. Thanks, although I am surprised that he failed to beat me on the crucial conundrum in the firs...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 246
Views: 61218

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Andrew Hulme wrote:Id say you almost certainly were
It was probably caused by his reaction to my comeback in this game http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ke ... 2080932600
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 246
Views: 61218

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

I am not sure about the ethics of this but I wonder if anyone thinks I was scammed in this game http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ke ... 7385442783

As this score was after a close win by me and then I get anhialated
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 87867

Re: Official Thread of Brag

this is on behalf of Michael Marlowe after losing narrowly http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ke ... 2080932600

He then does this to
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ke ... 7385442783
14/15 Maxes for a newbie
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what's your top 10 favourite films?
Replies: 101
Views: 4222

Re: what's your top 10 favourite films?

1 BLADERUNNER
2 ALIEN
3 THE UNTOUCHABLES
4 GODFATHER 2
5 JAWS
6 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
7 PULP FICTION
8 THE FRENCH CONNECTION
9 THE DEERHUNTER
10 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Not in order
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th July
Replies: 15
Views: 956

Re: Spoilers for Friday 10th June

Ray Folwell wrote:
Louise Bambury wrote: What has happened to the wardrobe budget? Rachel has worn that dress loads!
It always seems silly to me that female presenters are expected to have different clothes every day. No one would comment that Jeff was wearing the same suit.
If a man had said it it would have been a bit sexist
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has the Internet killed porn?
Replies: 51
Views: 1915

Re: Has the Internet killed porn?

Thank you Charlie. Yes, if someone with no knowledge of tennis had come into the room while I was wanking over the Williams-Safina match, once theyd got over the initial shock, they might ask which one was Venus. It would be rather silly of me to say that she was 'the taller one with the more power...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Podcast 7: Jono Rides Again
Replies: 29
Views: 1216

Re: Podcast 7: Jono Rides Again

Thought it was ok

Wished there was some discussion about 'Witchergate' though rather than the small allusion to it
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Charlie Brooker's Newswipe (Tuesdays @ 10.30pm, BBC4)
Replies: 24
Views: 1062

Re: You Have Been Watching

So, did anyone watch the new Charlie Brooker show then? I quite enjoyed it. It had a lot of elements of Screenwipe, with his analysis of current shows, but also comedy input, and a celebrity quiz show. Incidently, I wasn't sure whether to put this in the this thread, the quiz show thread, the Stewa...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 9th July (Andrew Hulme)
Replies: 36
Views: 1183

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 9th July (Andrew Hulme)

Well done Andrew

Hope you become another Apterite Octochamp

Also one of the last (if not the last) second chancers on Countdown
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN SPECIALS *PLEASE READ*
Replies: 117
Views: 5627

Re: COUNTDOWN SPECIALS *PLEASE READ*

Any more news on these specials
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wed 8 July
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Spoilers for Wed 8 July

Fnar fnar
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Reappearances
Replies: 94
Views: 4865

Re: Reappearances

Countdown's longevity suggests that the people making it know what they are doing! Agreed. It seems to me that Damian had simply had enough of the ongoing discussions on this subject and decided to put a stop to it. I'm sure that's exactly what happened Pretty much so. Just dawned of me yesterday t...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Reappearances
Replies: 94
Views: 4865

Re: Reappearances

Does anyone know just how many players have had a second bite of the countdown cherry so far
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Shuffling
Replies: 76
Views: 4665

Re: Shuffling

I've noticed that Micheal (sic) does a lot of shuffling in his seat
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Reappearances
Replies: 94
Views: 4865

Re: Reappearances

Jon Corby wrote:Image



(Prize to whoever can place this little fella by the way)
Is it a member of Kid Creoles backing band
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official thread of scrag
Replies: 327
Views: 20206

Re: Official thread of scrag

Charlie Reams wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote: 4 nines in a row! :shock:
Imagine the item you could've got for that!
So thats how you get an Ace of Diamonds
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Reappearances
Replies: 94
Views: 4865

Re: Reappearances

maybe it is time for a poll to see how many agree with the new ruling
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dream Game
Replies: 51
Views: 1721

Re: Dream Game

Ronnie Biggs V Charlie Bronson
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dream Game
Replies: 51
Views: 1721

Re: Dream Game

Matthew Green wrote:Jesus Christ vs Mark Fowler from Eastenders
Would that be Todd Carty or the guy who looked like Gripper Stebson who threw a 6 off Beachy Head
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants You'd Like Too See Given Another Go
Replies: 123
Views: 5245

Re: Contestants You'd Like Too See Given Another Go

D Eadie wrote:Sorry Jason, but you sort of brought it on yourself.
Meanie
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dream Game
Replies: 51
Views: 1721

Re: Dream Game

Darren Carter wrote:Jon Corby v Clare Sudbery
Mo Warden v Damian Eadie

Richard Brittain v Charlie Reams