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Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:48 pm

Well it's probably not that funny but when I watched it all last night it was hilarious. I love the challenger's accent and her answering 4 when there are LOADS of long words (including a 5 by sticking an S on it). Also failing to get 2 of the numbers when both were really easy. Needless to say this was Hazel Wheeler, famed for getting the lowest score in the 15 round format (13 points!).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZys1nbmvU

Anyone else got a funny episode (there's been a few funny clips including Aaron Webber's "minges" incident)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1rsUvz7g6o

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:43 pm

I remember Hazel Wheeler, but I can't say what I thought in case she visits this forum!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:45 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I remember Hazel Wheeler, but I can't say what I thought in case she visits this forum!
Go on, admit it, you fancied her.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:51 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I remember Hazel Wheeler, but I can't say what I thought in case she visits this forum!
Go on, admit it, you fancied her.
Fuck right off!!!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Matthew Green » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:48 am

Mikey vs Rory Miller was pretty funny and I think it was on youtube at one point.
If I suddenly have a squirming baby on my lap it probably means that I should start paying it some attention and stop wasting my time messing around on a Countdown forum

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by jeff wharton » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:45 am

The funniest was the one that didn,t go out on air when Richard was wound up by Noel Edmonds for his Gotcha.He was told that the current champion could not make it . That enabled them to put two ringers in to cause chaos for the whole of the show.Richard was really bemused but never twigged what was going on even when the conundrum came up as HOGCAT.My favorite funny moment that did go out was when Richard told the Amsterdam cat joke.He couldn,t stop laughing and had tears rolling down his cheeks.And after finally managing to tell it he remarked "it wasn,t all that funny"which set everone laughing again.
Its shown again in the Tribute to Richard Whitely which was televised along side his final show.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:58 am

Matthew Green wrote:Mikey vs Rory Miller was pretty funny and I think it was on youtube at one point.
I enjoyed it at the time but it Rory ruined it with his "blog entry" about it afterwards :x

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:30 pm

The funniest episode ever was Pete Cashmore vs. Dag Griffiths in the special match that replayed their final. Anyone who has that episode, PLEASE find a way to share it as it was fan-bloody-tastic.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by dan j » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0TcyYZcJKE

haha, look at the little kid jumping.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Damian E » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:52 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Mikey vs Rory Miller was pretty funny and I think it was on youtube at one point.
I enjoyed it at the time but it Rory ruined it with his "blog entry" about it afterwards :x

Hmmm, i think this is my most loathed edition of the show ever. It was 40 minutes of complete immaturity.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Damian E » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:56 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:The funniest episode ever was Pete Cashmore vs. Dag Griffiths in the special match that replayed their final. Anyone who has that episode, PLEASE find a way to share it as it was fan-bloody-tastic.
My 2nd most loathed edition of the show ever. Weird how people see things so differently.

Think Pete tried too hard to be funny and ended up being irritating, IMHO of course.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:57 pm

Damian E wrote:Think Pete tried too hard to be funny and ended up being irritating, IMHO of course.
*takes note* :?

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Damian E » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:02 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Damian E wrote:Think Pete tried too hard to be funny and ended up being irritating, IMHO of course.
*takes note* :?

Hehe - you're ALWAYS irritating Corby. :lol:

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:48 pm

Lawrence Pearse strikes me as one of the most interesting contestants Countdown has ever had!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Damian E » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:05 pm

Nobody beats WIll D Downing and nobody ever will.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:00 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Mikey vs Rory Miller was pretty funny and I think it was on youtube at one point.
I enjoyed it at the time but it Rory ruined it with his "blog entry" about it afterwards :x
Ugh, I've just read it again on Mike's Countdown Page. What a wanker.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:08 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Mikey vs Rory Miller was pretty funny and I think it was on youtube at one point.
I enjoyed it at the time but it Rory ruined it with his "blog entry" about it afterwards :x
Ugh, I've just read it again on Mike's Countdown Page. What a wanker.
Yeah, I think when I first read it (on the forum before it got deleted) I just thought that no-one would be that twattish, and it must be a cleverly-crafted troll. How wrong I was! If you want to subject yourself to the ravings of someone considerably less funny than he thinks he is (I particularly liked the comparison to Spike Milligan), you can read it here.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Kai Laddiman » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:54 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:I love the challenger's accent and her answering 4 when there are LOADS of long words (including a 5 by sticking an S on it).
16/10/2007 - Episode 4460
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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by David O'Donnell » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:11 am

She was a lovely lady who took the defeat extremely well. She had some experience of a disappointing TV experience having also been voted off first on The Weakest Link.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Martin Smith » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:22 pm

Imagine how bad she might have been if she'd met us all in the bar the night before as planned...

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:27 pm

Gosh, how funny to find myself so lambasted here! It's a weird old thing, this internet malarkey...

I actually just watched the show again a couple of days ago - via the wonder of youtube - and really enjoyed it. Was with a bunch of friends who also really enjoyed it and we had some nice giggles; I guess different people really do like different things. I've at other times found it embarrassing and cringeworthy and regretful but, at the end of my life, I don't suppose it'll really matter.

Apologies, though, Mr Eadie (sp?), as I guess that wasn't your favourite day at work.

Mikey and I are actually still friends, and I'm seeing him tonight for a curry. I also met my girlfriend of the past year or so there (she was there supporting Mikey) so it's not all bad.

Immature? Sure. But a wanker? Hm, can't say anyone I've ever met and spent time with has described me so - but who knows, Mr Corby, you might be right...

Cheers!
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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:37 pm

rubsley wrote:Immature? Sure. But a wanker? Hm, can't say anyone I've ever met and spent time with has described me so - but who knows, Mr Corby, you might be right...
Like I just said to you in response to the private message you sent me, my assessment was based almost entirely on your write-up; as I said up there ^ ^ the show itself wasn't that bad. I've just read it again, and I stand by it. Sorry!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:48 pm

Hi!

You must be Rory Miller!

I remember you from quite a while ago! Of you and Mikey, I think you are the more reserved of both of you. I didn't notice anything strange about you when I saw your episode of Countdown online.

I haven't forgotten that if you haven't already, you will appear on "The Weakest Link!" If you have already, how was your day that day?

I believe the last time I heard of you, you were on the old Yahoo group and now you found us here!

Nice to see you again!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:10 pm

Oh yes, I'm definitely the most reserved. And he is by far the funnier. And, incidentally, indisputably better at Countdown, despite my thinking I might have taken him on a better day - he's beaten me 80% of our games on facebook; Boggle, Scrabble and the wonderful Word Challenge are more my thing (9 letters is just too much for my poor little brain).

Still haven't heard from The Weakest Link but did get an okay from the audition so hopefully sometime soon; they said it might take up to two years. And will be on Going For Gold in the very near future, and maybe a few others in the pipeline (got the bug again).

Good to hear from someone who doesn't hate me! lol

Cheers!
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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:21 pm

Hi, Rory Miller!

Good luck with your game show appearances!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Ben Hunter » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:01 pm

rubsley wrote:Good to hear from someone who doesn't hate me! lol
Don't worry about it, this is the forum where a lad who jokingly declares a number that's roughly 300 away from the target gets labeled 'a cock' for not taking the institution seriously enough.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:05 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:
rubsley wrote:Good to hear from someone who doesn't hate me! lol
Don't worry about it, this is the forum where a lad who jokingly declares a number that's roughly 300 away from the target gets labeled 'a cock' for not taking the institution seriously enough.
Ha! That's brilliant! Who was that? I think it passed me by... or, just as likely, I'm having a brief memory failure.

I also enjoyed your game Rory, if anything I hoped it might be even more outrageous from what I'd read here before watching it! But great stuff though.
If it means much to you, it sounds to me like people were a lot more bothered by your subsequent blog about it than by the actual episode.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:13 am

We still like you, Rory!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:14 pm

Nice one. So I suppose I find this all rather funny; I guess some Countdowners are a bit precious, eh?

But, thing was, I went back and had a look at my original blog entry (it was originally written for my myspace blog) - fully expecting to find parts of it regretful - and I couldn't honestly see anything in there that I thought would bother someone. Interesting. So, to enlighten me, can the Rory-haters let me know what was so bad about it? Perhaps using specific references and going beyond expletives and insults?

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:16 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
I also enjoyed your game Rory, if anything I hoped it might be even more outrageous from what I'd read here before watching it!
Good point - any chance of Damian letting us have a copy of the unedited version? lol

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:18 pm

rubsley wrote:So, to enlighten me, can the Rory-haters let me know what was so bad about it? Perhaps using specific references and going beyond expletives and insults?
I think you're just loving being talked about, so no.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Junaid Mubeen » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:27 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
rubsley wrote:So, to enlighten me, can the Rory-haters let me know what was so bad about it? Perhaps using specific references and going beyond expletives and insults?
I think you're just loving being talked about, so no.
Spot on Charlie. Rory, I think I'm playing right into your hands by replying to this thread, but it's clear that one of your main goals in life is to use your one distinctly average Countdown appearance to provoke as much reaction as possible. I'd gladly oblige by insulting you, discussing your episode/blog etc...but frankly I have better things to do. Actually, thinking about it, I don't. But I do find you way too boring to contribute any more to this thread.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:30 pm

Rory, you lost but you were still a good sport! I appreciate that!

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:27 pm

Junaid Mubeen wrote:Spot on Charlie. Rory, I think I'm playing right into your hands by replying to this thread, but it's clear that one of your main goals in life is to use your one distinctly average Countdown appearance to provoke as much reaction as possible. I'd gladly oblige by insulting you, discussing your episode/blog etc...but frankly I have better things to do. Actually, thinking about it, I don't. But I do find you way too boring to contribute any more to this thread.
Recently I think the balance between forumers and "forum police" has tipped a bit too far in favour of the latter.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

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Ben Hunter wrote:
rubsley wrote:Good to hear from someone who doesn't hate me! lol
Don't worry about it, this is the forum where a lad who jokingly declares a number that's roughly 300 away from the target gets labeled 'a cock' for not taking the institution seriously enough.
There's nothing wrong with declaring 300 away.

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Gavin Chipper wrote:Recently I think the balance between forumers and "forum police" has tipped a bit too far in favour of the latter.
There is very little policing of this place. I can't help it that some people keep piping up with their dumb opinions so I can knock them down. What else would you have me do?

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

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Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:Recently I think the balance between forumers and "forum police" has tipped a bit too far in favour of the latter.
There is very little policing of this place. I can't help it that some people keep piping up with their dumb opinions so I can knock them down. What else would you have me do?
I'm not talking about literal policing. But what I find more tiresome is when someone posts something (that may be rubbish or may not) and someone criticises it, there then seems to be a whole barrage of people (the "forum police") that can't wait to join in and say exactly the same thing.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:45 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:Recently I think the balance between forumers and "forum police" has tipped a bit too far in favour of the latter.
There is very little policing of this place. I can't help it that some people keep piping up with their dumb opinions so I can knock them down. What else would you have me do?
I'm not talking about literal policing. But what I find more tiresome is when someone posts something (that may be rubbish or may not) and someone criticises it, there then seems to be a whole barrage of people (the "forum police") that can't wait to join in and say exactly the same thing.
There is very little policing of this place. Charlie can't help it that some people keep piping up with their dumb opinions so he can knock them down. What else would you have him do?

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:48 pm

Jon Corby wrote:There is very little policing of this place. Charlie can't help it that some people keep piping up with their dumb opinions so he can knock them down. What else would you have him do?
Very good.

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Gavin Chipper wrote: I'm not talking about literal policing. But what I find more tiresome is when someone posts something (that may be rubbish or may not) and someone criticises it, there then seems to be a whole barrage of people (the "forum police") that can't wait to join in and say exactly the same thing.
This is such a dumb post.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

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Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote: I'm not talking about literal policing. But what I find more tiresome is when someone posts something (that may be rubbish or may not) and someone criticises it, there then seems to be a whole barrage of people (the "forum police") that can't wait to join in and say exactly the same thing.
This is such a dumb post.
Me too.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:58 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote: I'm not talking about literal policing. But what I find more tiresome is when someone posts something (that may be rubbish or may not) and someone criticises it, there then seems to be a whole barrage of people (the "forum police") that can't wait to join in and say exactly the same thing.
This is such a dumb post.
Me too.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

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Jon Corby wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:There is very little policing of this place. I can't help it that some people keep piping up with their dumb opinions so I can knock them down. What else would you have me do?
I'm not talking about literal policing. But what I find more tiresome is when someone posts something (that may be rubbish or may not) and someone criticises it, there then seems to be a whole barrage of people (the "forum police") that can't wait to join in and say exactly the same thing.
There is very little policing of this place. Charlie can't help it that some people keep piping up with their dumb opinions so he can knock them down. What else would you have him do?
Jon, ROFLMAO!!! :lol: Crackin' post Gromit! :D

Not taking sides BTW, or trying to be in with the 'in crowd' as I've found it a wee bit abrasive in here at times, but nothing compared to the times I've found it hysterical! And I LOVE Carol and Richard, but am finding Rachel and Jeff settling with me a lot sooner than I thought they would.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:56 pm

Jeez, you ask a simple question and look what happens...







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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 pm

Why did you edit that last post Rory? It had a 3 point plan for us, one of which was that we shouldn't post in this thread if we didn't like you... ? Get over yourself mate.

I'll summarise for you anyway: (and this is just my opinion of course)

Nothing you did was particularly funny. It ranged from being unnoticeable (omg lols I got within 1 on the numbers and didn't add the 1 on!!!) to pathetic (hee hee I giggled while picking letters, or said consonant when I needed to say vowel) to simply not-as-funny-as-you-thought-it-was (I looked Des right in the eye and said "I got stoned"!!! - wow) to just - er..what? (I got about 3 letters in and said "I suppose I should be writing these down" - no, you don't have to write anything down, it's entirely up to you.) Your Milligan-esque "pinnacle" (to use your own words) was saying you had a 3, when actually you had a 6, and then saying it wasn't a word. AWESOME DUDE.

For you then to gush about these incidents in your blog like you've done something amazing and groundbreaking that will be remembered forever, or profound ("some rather amusing and ironic metaphors for life too") is just twattish. Your "I'm so amazing and cool" writing style irks me too.

As for being all indignant and precious about being insulted (you edited this bit from your last post though), what do you think "thousands of pretty much nameless, faceless - let's face it, bland - contestants" is?

As I said, just my opinion. I'm not really interested in discussing this, or you, any further. You contacted me in private where I pretty much said all of this (feel free to post that conversation in public, I dunno why you took it up with me privately to then start it again here) but you still sought further clarification. I hope this covers it for you.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:21 pm

Jon Corby wrote:Why did you edit that last post Rory? It had a 3 point plan for us, one of which was that we shouldn't post in this thread if we didn't like you... ? Get over yourself mate.

I'll summarise for you anyway: (and this is just my opinion of course)

Nothing you did was particularly funny. It ranged from being unnoticeable (omg lols I got within 1 on the numbers and didn't add the 1 on!!!) to pathetic (hee hee I giggled while picking letters, or said consonant when I needed to say vowel) to simply not-as-funny-as-you-thought-it-was (I looked Des right in the eye and said "I got stoned"!!! - wow) to just - er..what? (I got about 3 letters in and said "I suppose I should be writing these down" - no, you don't have to write anything down, it's entirely up to you.) Your Milligan-esque "pinnacle" (to use your own words) was saying you had a 3, when actually you had a 6, and then saying it wasn't a word. AWESOME DUDE.

For you then to gush about these incidents in your blog like you've done something amazing and groundbreaking that will be remembered forever, or profound ("some rather amusing and ironic metaphors for life too") is just twattish. Your "I'm so amazing and cool" writing style irks me too.

As for being all indignant and precious about being insulted (you edited this bit from your last post though), what do you think "thousands of pretty much nameless, faceless - let's face it, bland - contestants" is?

As I said, just my opinion. I'm not really interested in discussing this, or you, any further. You contacted me in private where I pretty much said all of this (feel free to post that conversation in public, I dunno why you took it up with me privately to then start it again here) but you still sought further clarification. I hope this covers it for you.
Then again, some of the posts make a good read, but you still get tiresome ones (in case you think I'm backtracking - never!!!).

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:22 am

You seem like quite an unpleasant person, Jon. Charlie, also.

Thanks for taking the time to point out what you didn't like; it helps me to understand a few things.

Cheers!
Rory

PS Just to clarify: that was my 'blog' entry; I've written a blog for over ten years and that's what I do in it, just write about my experiences in life and what I think. Some people like it and some people don't; c'est la vie. I wrote a book too. No doubt you'd hate most of that. lol

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:46 am

rubsley wrote:You seem like quite an unpleasant person, Jon. Charlie, also.
If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:52 am

rubsley wrote:You seem like quite an unpleasant person, Jon.
Waah, waah. "So, to enlighten me, can you let me know why? Perhaps using specific references and going beyond insults?"
rubsley wrote:Some people like it and some people don't; c'est la vie.
Excellent philosophy.

Clearly not one you subscribe to though.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:09 pm

Rory, why did you talk about Damian?

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:52 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Rory, why did you talk about Damian?
When?

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:01 am

A week ago.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by David O'Donnell » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:48 am

rubsley wrote:You seem like quite an unpleasant person, Jon. Charlie, also.
Both are extremely nice and decent people. Jon really does not live up to the bad-boy persona he portrays on this forum: actually, and I know this sounds mega-gay (though not as gay when I tried to rape him in the gents) ... he struck me as quite a sensitive person.

You have incurred the wrath of this forum, Rory, because you sought to explain a rather shit performance on Countdown as some subversive coup that seems to have been formulated as an after-the-fact excuse for shittiness. Richard Brittain did something similar to you but without the pretentious post-match explanation: he had warned us beforehand that if it became clear that Jon was going to win he was just going to make up stuff. I reckon, from a garbled conversation with Mikey Lear, that you are probably a likeable fella but is your ego so insecure that you cannot finally admit that you just fucked up? There's nothing wrong with being a failure: I am certainly none the worse for it.

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:40 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
rubsley wrote:You seem like quite an unpleasant person, Jon. Charlie, also.
If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all.
:D Does that apply to everyone?

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Clare Sudbery » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:15 pm

Hmmm. Blog posts do tend to be very personal, as much for the writer as for the reader, and anyone who blogs is bound to blog an experience like Countdown.

I've just read the entry and it seems to be me like he's mostly saying "oh dear, I made a bit of a twat of myself, and the weird thing was, I just didn't care. Here are some examples of how I mucked up."

For people to then describe him as a wanker on the basis of that... well, of course he's going to get defensive. Of course he'll want to stick up for himself and seek reassurance. And then, as with all internet disputes, the insults start to fly, everyone gets defensive, more entrenched in their positions... etc.

Seems like a storm in a teacup to me.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:37 pm

Clare Sudbery wrote:Hmmm. Blog posts do tend to be very personal, as much for the writer as for the reader, and anyone who blogs is bound to blog an experience like Countdown.

I've just read the entry and it seems to be me like he's mostly saying "oh dear, I made a bit of a twat of myself, and the weird thing was, I just didn't care. Here are some examples of how I mucked up."

For people to then describe him as a wanker on the basis of that... well, of course he's going to get defensive. Of course he'll want to stick up for himself and seek reassurance. And then, as with all internet disputes, the insults start to fly, everyone gets defensive, more entrenched in their positions... etc.

Seems like a storm in a teacup to me.
I think that with certain people on here, once any sort of "dispute" starts, they are more happy put the boot in as much as possible than come to any sort of resolution. I think that as they are both intelligent and arrogant, they are confident that it's unlikely the other person will get the better of them, so they don't really care, and try and trip the other person up on their own words. I hesitate to use the word "cunt" - maybe "git".

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Martin Gardner » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:44 pm

Getting back on topic, Hazel actually got her 13 points on two maxes; the former record holder Judy Smedley did a zero maximum game but she was playing an average player, so she still managed to get 18 points.
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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by rubsley » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:08 pm

Clare Sudbery wrote:Hmmm. Blog posts do tend to be very personal, as much for the writer as for the reader, and anyone who blogs is bound to blog an experience like Countdown.

I've just read the entry and it seems to be me like he's mostly saying "oh dear, I made a bit of a twat of myself, and the weird thing was, I just didn't care. Here are some examples of how I mucked up."

For people to then describe him as a wanker on the basis of that... well, of course he's going to get defensive. Of course he'll want to stick up for himself and seek reassurance. And then, as with all internet disputes, the insults start to fly, everyone gets defensive, more entrenched in their positions... etc.

Seems like a storm in a teacup to me.
Someone understands! I think you summed it up perfectly. :-)

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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:53 am

rubsley wrote:
Clare Sudbery wrote:Hmmm. Blog posts do tend to be very personal, as much for the writer as for the reader, and anyone who blogs is bound to blog an experience like Countdown.

I've just read the entry and it seems to be me like he's mostly saying "oh dear, I made a bit of a twat of myself, and the weird thing was, I just didn't care. Here are some examples of how I mucked up."

For people to then describe him as a wanker on the basis of that... well, of course he's going to get defensive. Of course he'll want to stick up for himself and seek reassurance. And then, as with all internet disputes, the insults start to fly, everyone gets defensive, more entrenched in their positions... etc.

Seems like a storm in a teacup to me.
Someone understands! I think you summed it up perfectly. :-)
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Re: Funniest episode of Countdown, ever

Post by Clare Sudbery » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:55 am

Jon O'Neill wrote:
rubsley wrote:
Clare Sudbery wrote:Hmmm. Blog posts do tend to be very personal, as much for the writer as for the reader, and anyone who blogs is bound to blog an experience like Countdown.

I've just read the entry and it seems to be me like he's mostly saying "oh dear, I made a bit of a twat of myself, and the weird thing was, I just didn't care. Here are some examples of how I mucked up."

For people to then describe him as a wanker on the basis of that... well, of course he's going to get defensive. Of course he'll want to stick up for himself and seek reassurance. And then, as with all internet disputes, the insults start to fly, everyone gets defensive, more entrenched in their positions... etc.

Seems like a storm in a teacup to me.
Someone understands! I think you summed it up perfectly. :-)
I agree.

I'd like to marry you.
So kind Jon, thank you. :twisted:

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