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by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 246
Views: 61090

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

Hi, Nick. I don't post on the forums much, but I can say I definitely did not cheat in the games played against you. Charlie's right, I did used to cheat, but I haven't for a while now. Well that's news to me! Young Nguyen took my Aptovirginity in October 2010... i.e. right in the middle of his che...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5101

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

Martin Bishop wrote:I wouldn't recommend discussing politics with Carol, though...
Why on earth not?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 89443

Re: Best ever contestants

Nah, I couldn't agree with a top ten that contains just 2 or 3 players from Countdown's golden era. (i.e. from approx S58-S73) ;) For me I would use a very simple mathematical formula as a baseline for calculating 'greatness' in the game. i.e. Percentage maximums during their original run. That's it...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 89443

Re: Best ever contestants

So the best 5 ever in the show's 31 year history don't include anybody that Richard Whiteley would ever have heard of? Absurd! Is it though? It's like the way the Williams sisters raised the bar in women's tennis... Apterous has changed the landscape of Countdown forever, and though there may have ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5101

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I found Carol quite annoying, so I prefer Rachel, even though I also find her a bit annoying. Rachel's obviously very intelligent having done maths at Oxford and she's very good at the numbers, but listening to all her conversations with Nick (and previous host(s)), she comes across as really dull....
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5101

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I know this is pretty much a dead topic, but I think it's worth pointing out that when Countdown had four million viewers, most of them probably tuned in to see Richard and Carol, with only a passing interest in the game show going on in the background. Woah, go easy on the member berries! ;) I dou...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5101

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I love them both.
If pushed to choose, my vote goes to Rachel.

I'm still waiting for the Carol vs. Rachel Christmas special. ;)
...or failing that, at the very least, the Rachel vs. Susie edition.
[Spoiler alert:- Rachel wins both.]
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 8767

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Tut tut, you forgot Apterous dictionary corner :) I didn't forget that. It was deliberately excluded... as Zef should have been. What I wanted to put here is a list of Apterites who have yet to go on TV. So really, anyone on that list who has never been on Apterous should be deleted from it. There ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 8767

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

6. Gevin! Why haven't you been on yet?! Maybe I'll get a bit better and then apply to go on. No... that's not acceptable! :mrgreen: How long have you been obsessed with Countdown?! Was it something insane like 2002 that you set up a countdown Yahoo group? That's 14 years ago now. :shock: Richard an...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 8767

Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Ok, so there is this page http://wiki.apterous.org/Category:People_who_have_not_appeared_on_Countdown on the wiki.... Dan Abrey Nick Baker Amie Bateen??? Matt Bayfield*** Hugh Binnie Alex Bottomore Matthew Brockwell*** Prue Buckingham Wilf Carey Tom Chafer-Cook*** Mary Jo Clayton Phil Collinge Chris...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2167

Re: Organised Religion

Of the codes of conduct that are out there, Christianity is a pretty good one imo. It is certainly preferable to smug liberalism, and/or market economy values... which are the current driving forces behind Western society. According to my beliefs, it is quite unlikely that we will just 'rot in the g...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who posts here?
Replies: 31
Views: 1500

Re: Who posts here?

We have learned something today.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 139390

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Gavin Chipper wrote: Welcome. (This seems to be my job now.)
lol. How very professional of you!
Thanks Gavin :mrgreen:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 139390

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi! It's weird being able to post here. I first inadvertently came across the forum (whilst searching -desperately- to find 'Apterous'... it is not easy to find!) back in 2010, but between one thing and another have not become a full member till today. On TV, a contestant named Jack Hurst indirectly...