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by Michael Wallace
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mrs.
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: Mrs.

@kailaddiman hasn't tweeted yet. You're only 4,567 tweets out. How annoying. What's the point of setting up one Twitter account using your actual name, then setting up another one under a pseudonym and only using that one? Maybe Kai didn't set up the one with his real name? (And even if he did, his...
by Michael Wallace
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shampoo v Shower Gel
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Shampoo v Shower Gel

Tbh Phil, you're a rubbish gay if you didn't realise that shampoo and conditioner did different things. Even I know that.
by Michael Wallace
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shampoo v Shower Gel
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Shampoo v Shower Gel

I can't really comment on shampoo, but I do get though a lot of coonditioner.
by Michael Wallace
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Castigate Countdown
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Castigate Countdown

I haven't listened to it yet, but I'm pretty sure she said CASTIGATE.
by Michael Wallace
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 7542

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

Yeah, agree it was a bit anticlimactic. I found it a bit odd when, with 5-10 minutes to go Pembroke started to really get into it, but Paxo didn't do his normal thing of reading the questions really fast (maybe he was knackered). The presentation at the end was really weird, though, it was just supe...
by Michael Wallace
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 5149

Re: Name Our Child

Thomas Carey wrote:Jasmine
I like this, but only if it's spelt Jazzmean.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 5149

Re: Name Our Child

Totallya gree with Gevin's advice.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 5149

Re: Name Our Child

Mark James wrote:I notice no one else has said Congratulations. Although you'd probably want to shorten it to Conny or something.
:)

I dont think you're exploiting the potential for supermarket sponsorship. "Shoppat" sounds a bit Indian (based on a survey of two people).
by Michael Wallace
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Our Child
Replies: 110
Views: 5149

Re: Name Our Child

What's the surname going to be?
by Michael Wallace
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Breakaway
Replies: 14
Views: 1860

Re: Breakaway

Most of the players seem tactically pretty clueless. Today, for example, with very little risk Dave could have bumped off his partner by stepping forward on the last question and giving a wrong answer. I was wondering about that too - presumably the way they avoid the problem of two players disagre...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 7542

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

That Pugh looked like a cock to me with his annoying hand gestures and celebrations at the end. You shouldn't be allowed to celebrate anything on such a serious quiz. But mainly because you're not CF. Tbf, Pugh is clearly a pretty phenomenal quizzer, across all his shows he's demonstrated a stagger...
by Michael Wallace
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Perfection
Replies: 84
Views: 5758

Re: Perfection

Ryan Taylor wrote:The handshake? He goes for a handshake and gets left hanging.
Oh, haha, have rewatched it now and that's great. The first time I assumed it was something to do with the questions so missed it.
by Michael Wallace
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Perfection
Replies: 84
Views: 5758

Re: Perfection

Ryan Taylor wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... pisode_21/

11:07 - Left hanging.
I just flicked through this, not sure I understand what you're getting at.
by Michael Wallace
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: Headphones

Ryan Taylor wrote:Girls. Calm the fuck down.
Is that what you say to two lesbians having angry sex?
by Michael Wallace
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

I had Eastcote, Ickenham and Upminster Bridge - did he specifically say that the pointless answers he showed were all of them? I can only assume they were, since they shoved 5, and usually when they only show a subset of the answers they'll show a multiple of 3. I'm a bit sceptical of this though, ...
by Michael Wallace
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 14
Views: 1547

Re: Interesting video

Mark James wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:Haha, very clever. Did anyone else spot the significance of the letters selection?
Aren't you supposed to, or it's not gonna make much sense?
That's what I was thinking...
by Michael Wallace
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: OFF-TOPIC TOPIC:M
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: OFF-TOPIC TOPIC:M

:?
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Carl Williams
Replies: 50
Views: 3663

Re: Carl Williams

Graeme Cole wrote:
Jordan Leckonby wrote:i think on apterous carl williams is keith williams
Not unless he was playing on apterous while in the studio.
Exactly the level of deviousness we've come to expect from the cad! :o
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: An idea for a future CO-event
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

Re: An idea for a future CO-event

This is genuinely one of the most amazing ideas I've ever heard.
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is it acceptable to order just a naan?
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Is it acceptable to order just a naan?

Logically yes, these arguments are sound, and I don't think I'd hesitate were it not my local place which we regularly use. The owner is a bit 'chatty', and would almost certainly want to know why we were getting naan breads (which you surely only order if you're having curry) and not buying his cur...
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is it acceptable to order just a naan?
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Is it acceptable to order just a naan?

Suppose you're having home made curry, is it ok to go to your nearby curry house and order just a couple of naan breads? Or is that dickish? Will the owner see right through you and realise that you're having someone else's curry, and just using him as a petty bread vendor? Or is this common behavio...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Enter-your-code style competitions
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Enter-your-code style competitions

I've often wondered things like this. (I think I did some crowdsourcing on here for an article about McDonald's Monopoly, where you have to find the one Mayfair token to win the top prize.) The idea of the winning pack never leaving the factory is an old-as-the-hills question though (I can remember ...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Replies: 27
Views: 1371

Re: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

I'm encouraged by the number of people who had similarly boring ambitions to me. Chris is winning for best career idea, though.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Replies: 27
Views: 1371

Re: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Mark Deeks wrote:Cartoonist. Then a crazy golf course owner. Then a fireman, before I remembered I was asthmatic and afraid of heights.
So you went with crazy golf course owner after all? Wicked. I feel a co-event coming on.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Replies: 27
Views: 1371

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Pretty self-explanatory, really - when you were a kid, what career path did you see your future self following, and how has that worked out? When I was very young I wanted to be a mathematician - obviously I didn't really know what that actually meant as a job, but I liked doing maths problems so I ...
by Michael Wallace
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 7542

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

To add to the Countdown/University Challenge crossovers, I'm going up to Manchester this weekend to film our (New College, Oxford) first round match. I think we're the last match, before the highest-scoring losers, so won't be shown till late September/early October. Awesome stuff, good luck (unles...
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Buying faulty crap off eBay - where do you stand?
Replies: 59
Views: 2648

Re: Buying faulty crap off eBay - where do you stand?

David Williams wrote:
Julie T wrote:IMHO
Remind me, what does the H stand for?
Statistically speaking...
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

Wicked, thanks.
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

Sorry Phil, I meant the first version of the 4 team format, as opposed to the original 5 team format. Hope thats cleared that up. :?: For what it's worth, I understood what you meant (sometimes it helps not to assume someone's made a mistake :p). Does this mean mine and CF's second show will be tom...
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

Marc Meakin wrote:BTW on challenge at 7 today its a repeat of the first MW and CF edition
Exciting. Thanks for the heads up :)
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

I enjoy Pointless and also more traditional fact based quiz shows. IMHO the new round 3 format is an interesting joining of the two. The viewer gets to test more specific knowledge of subjects (and compare with the contestants) than the old rounds, while still having the Pointless twist of estimati...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Buying faulty crap off eBay - where do you stand?
Replies: 59
Views: 2648

Re: Buying faulty crap off eBay - where do you stand?

Gavin Chipper wrote:I've got nothing to lose by complaining though - to the seller at least.
Except you might annoy them, and they presumably know where you live...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

Crazy. I remember when we were preparing we spotted the potential for mild shenanigans in that regard, but assumed they didn't care enough because it required a reasonable level of effort/smarts to exploit it. Then we noticed on the day the winners never reappearing (like they'd been eaten by some q...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: WIN A FIVER Chewing Gum Comp
Replies: 157
Views: 5988

Re: WIN A FIVER Chewing Gum Comp

When does the competition close? I've still got a few packs that I haven't entered yet. End of this month. You can give me some codes to work my Midas touch on if you like :) Ha. The limiting factor is my inability to read them (have to get CF to do it) maybe we'll find five minutes to get some don...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointless Series 6

Five options in the final is interesting - presumably viewers didn't like how the jackpot was won relatively rarely? I'd be surprised if that was the reason - speaking as a viewer, it's generally more exciting when someone wins a big jackpot than when people win a couple of grand every other day. I...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: WIN A FIVER Chewing Gum Comp
Replies: 157
Views: 5988

Re: WIN A FIVER Chewing Gum Comp

Jon Corby wrote:1/25. That's 21 losers in a row I think :(
Just means you're even more likely to win next time!

When does the competition close? I've still got a few packs that I haven't entered yet.
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

It's been a few shows, but I'm still not convinced by their format tweaks. Five options in the final is interesting - presumably viewers didn't like how the jackpot was won relatively rarely? I thought it was just right, really. I'm a little surprised they changed the head to head - I thought questi...
by Michael Wallace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you do if you find a pair of glasses?
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: What do you do if you find a pair of glasses?

I have no sympathy for anyone who can see well enough to not have their glasses on their face in the first place. Unless they're five. (I once lost a pair of glasses when I was five by leaving them on the bumper of my mum's car.)
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2011/12
Replies: 89
Views: 7542

Re: University Challenge 2011/12

James Robinson wrote:I read that CF is back on our screens next week when UCL play Balliol College, Oxford. 8-)

And that will complete the semi line-up.
Correct. Although I prefer to call them by their proper name: Balli-lol.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Exit List
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: The Exit List

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:Nick Allwright is a perfectly competent presenter
I prefer that Matt Knowles who does Perfection. :roll:
Haha, clearly they are all merging into one super-being.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you do if you find a pair of glasses?
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: What do you do if you find a pair of glasses?

I'm assuming there's nothing to identify the owner from the glasses/case? In which case I'd've probably left them in the first place - it's not like a wallet where there's more of a risk that someone naughty will come along and just pinch it (citation needed, etc.). I think I'd go and put a note wit...
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is your favourite presenter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Who is your favourite presenter?

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Only the most stupid people at my school don't understand AV
You shouldn't be so hard on yourself.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Exit List
Replies: 3
Views: 857

The Exit List

Anyone else been watching this? It's the new biggish budget show from ITV which they show on a Tuesday evening (I think that short-lived Jeremy Kyle experiment was in the same slot). For the uninitiated, it's a fairly simple concept - a 'maze' of rooms with £££ in each one (which goes in your bank i...
by Michael Wallace
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Pointles Series 6
Replies: 76
Views: 7538

Re: Pointles Series 6

That was some pretty classic overestimation of the 100 I thought. IIRC only South Africa was 'too obvious' to have knocked him out.
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:REA - Reading - Saturday of Easter Weekend 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 9086

Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Andy Platt wrote:can we just post pics of fit girls?
Stop stealing my CO:LON marketing ideas :x
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:REA - Reading - Saturday of Easter Weekend 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 9086

Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

I've gotta say, I did not see this thread going in this direction.
by Michael Wallace
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 28017

Re: Coincidence

Ha, I remember seeing that discussed after the Gadaffi one, good times.
by Michael Wallace
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 145
Views: 7280

Re: Cricket

Liam Tiernan wrote:How the Dutch see cricket.
Brilliant, cheers for that :)
by Michael Wallace
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 48197

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

It seems like a pretty untenable situation. Either you let people on purely on skill, or you cherry pick for TV purposes. Using apterous as a way to identify people who are likely to be 'too good' will just lead to even more people playing under pseudonyms and the 'problem' (of too many good players...
by Michael Wallace
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 25723

Re: The Chase

Jon Corby wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:Steps in the final is a great idea, such a good idea I wouldn't be too surprised to see it introduced at some point. Can any regular viewers give rough estimates of how many people go low/high?
Thanks. I thought of that with my brian.
Sorry, I meant the band Steps, your steps idea was idoitic.
by Michael Wallace
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 25723

Re: The Chase

Steps in the final is a great idea, such a good idea I wouldn't be too surprised to see it introduced at some point. Can any regular viewers give rough estimates of how many people go low/high?
by Michael Wallace
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 25723

Re: The Chase

By the way, what does everyone think of that woman who went with the -£5,000 offer in yesterday's show :?: Super cowardice. :x Didn't see it - what was the state of play? She was the last contestant (unsurprisingly). The previous guy just put in £45,000, the other 2 had put in £10,000 between them,...
by Michael Wallace
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 25723

Re: The Chase

James Robinson wrote:By the way, what does everyone think of that woman who went with the -£5,000 offer in yesterday's show :?: Super cowardice. :x
Didn't see it - what was the state of play?
by Michael Wallace
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 14722

Re: Hex

Huh, interesting stuff. I'd always thought that there would be some rules that stop certain things. Like, say on a chase the lady game it just randomised it occasionally, would anyone think that was ok? It would seem really odd/deceptive to reveal the battleships grid at the end if that wasn't what ...
by Michael Wallace
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 14722

Re: Hex

No, what you do now is keep playing (and not collecting) and then Raccoon Boy can examine the data to see how fair the endgame is. :mrgreen: I can't remember if I ever reported my colour of money findings on here. The short of it is that it seems fair when you're going for the points, but with mone...
by Michael Wallace
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 14722

Re: Hex

Wow, I've never seen 4/5/6 either, only ever 3/3.5/4 and occasionally 2/2.5/3. ( lifeboats and 11x2 is crazy, do the number of mines vary or is it always the same?
by Michael Wallace
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raccoon Boy on Pointless
Replies: 100
Views: 4007

Re: Raccoon Boy on Pointless

Amazing :)
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown cat ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2126

Re: Countdown cat ?!

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote: Haha! After we'd just ranted about it together too. :oops:
Did we? I probably switched off.
Yeah, its a pretty boring thing to care about.
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 14722

Re: Hex

Interesting, thanks. I thought that your first cash square is 'safe' automatically, but it could be that you just get 30p. The numbers on lifeboats is interesting, since that means you're more likely to hit one than hit a mine (unless you've hit, like, 3). Do you know how big the grid is? I'll pay ...
by Michael Wallace
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 14722

Re: Hex

Interesting, thanks. I thought that your first cash square is 'safe' automatically, but it could be that you just get 30p. The numbers on lifeboats is interesting, since that means you're more likely to hit one than hit a mine (unless you've hit, like, 3). Do you know how big the grid is?