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Re: Birthdays

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:01 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Simon, my friend! You're one year away from middle age, and that's no mystery!

Have fun blowing out the candles!
From the end of middle age? That's a bit harsh.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:58 pm

I didn't say from the end, Gavin!

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:35 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:I didn't say from the end, Gavin!
So you consider 50 to be the start of middle age?

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:31 pm

That's right, and it's true, Gavin.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:16 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:That's right, and it's true, Gavin.
Objectively true? In any case I don't think I've ever heard anyone put the age so high as the start of middle age.

Edit - Is this an Amercian thing?

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:49 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:I didn't say from the end, Gavin!
So you consider 50 to be the start of middle age?
There must be a lot of centenarians in America.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:14 pm

Of course!

The people over 100 are honored every day on early morning TV. I'm not kidding.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:23 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Of course!

The people over 100 are honored every day on early morning TV. I'm not kidding.
And these are the only ones that count when determing "middle age"?

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:41 pm

No

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:47 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:No
I'll claim this one then. Goodnight.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:03 pm

Good night to you too!

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:58 am

Happy birthday Drawoh Tesremos. 68 today! Also happy 11th birthday to Callum, which is pretty solid going for a guinea pig :)

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Post by Joseph Bolas » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:19 pm

Happy Birthday to Howard Somerset and Callum Laddiman :D

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:33 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:Happy Birthday to Howard Somerset and Callum Laddiman :D
I know the first one, but I can't say I recognise the second one...
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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:46 pm

Happy birthday, Howard and Callum!

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Post by Howard Somerset » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:51 pm

Thanks, guys. And a very happy birthday to Callum. You chose a very good date on which to make a first appearance, didn't you. :)

The last year's been bad, my age having been a prime number. When I first started messing around on forums, I used to say I'd just reached 31 (for the second time).
For the next few years I kept getting younger and younger -

21 - for the third time
16 - for the fourth time
13 - for the fifth time
11 - for the sixth time

and then I had to stop.

So at last, I can say I'm 17 - for the fourth time.

Next year, however, will be completely different. I plan to celebrate in style. :P ... providing I can remember how, and why. :roll:

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:19 pm

Howard Somerset wrote:Next year, however, will be completely different. I plan to celebrate in style. :P ... providing I can remember how, and why. :roll:
As Richard Whiteley would have said, a very good position to be in.

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Post by Callum Laddiman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:10 pm

Thanks guys and Happy Birthday Howard :D
Oh, don't you just love pets..... Ahhhhhhh......

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:34 pm

You're a very clever guy, Howard!

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Richard Priest » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:39 pm

Happy birthday Howard and Callum :)

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Howard Somerset » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:42 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:You're a very clever guy, Howard!
I don't think a could agree with that, Jason. Just look at my apterous rating for a start. :)

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:16 pm

Have a good birthday Callum and Howard!

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Kieran Child » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:26 pm

To Callum and Howard
Happy Birthday!/Merry Christmas!/Happy New Year!/Sorry about your loss [delete as applicable]
From Kieran

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Dan Vanniasingham » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:44 pm

Best birthday wishes to the future series 62 finalists! :D

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:52 pm

Howard, I said you were clever because you said you felt younger at heart. If you cared less, you wouldn't have said that!

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:04 pm

Happy birthday Howard and Callum. :)

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Post by M. George Quinn » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:38 pm

Happy birthday to everyone who has had a birthday since I was last in this part of the forum.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:45 pm

Nice to see you, George!

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Post by Howard Somerset » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:26 pm

Dan Vanniasingham wrote:Best birthday wishes to the future series 62 finalists! :D
Just to make it sound a little better, I often give my age in hex, thus 44 right now. I'm assuming you're doing the same, so you really mean series 98. Well for me at any rate. As for Callum, yes I'll go along with series 62. :)

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:43 pm

I don't normally post in here but Callum was pretty cool when I met him last week, so happy birthday mate.

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Post by Allan Harmer » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:39 pm

I hope you had a great birthday Howard

Very best wishes.

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:44 pm

Charlie, did you attend a recent Countdown taping?

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:35 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Charlie, did you attend a recent Countdown taping?
Jason, do you read this message board?

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:02 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:I don't normally post in here but Callum was pretty cool when I met him last week
11 is the new 12, apparently.

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Post by Ralph Gillions » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:44 am

Jason Larsen wrote:Charlie, did you attend a recent Countdown taping?
Jason, there is a lot about it in the thread "Series 60 Finals" in General.

http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... &start=120

In Phil's longer post there is a link to pictures taken at that Countdown taping.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:17 am

So, you have met Callum, Charlie, and he was there!

Yes, I know Phil posted pictures of his adventures in the Series 60 finals. I believe Julie Taylor was there as well.

Happy birthday, one score plus two little buddy!

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:13 am

Jason Larsen wrote:Happy birthday, one score plus two little buddy!
Hmmm... 20 + 2 = 11? You might want to redo the math on that, Jason!

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Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:09 pm

Happy birthday, one score plus one little buddy!

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:12 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Happy birthday, one score plus one little buddy!
:facepalm:

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:16 pm

Oh, one score minus nine? That doesn't make sense!

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Post by Conor » Sun May 17, 2009 10:30 am

Happy birthday Doddy! You're very old, though.

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Sun May 17, 2009 5:33 pm

Happy birthday David, I rarely post in this thread, but you're my favourite contestant, so, Happy Birthday, God, you're older than you look!

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Sun May 17, 2009 7:16 pm

Happy birthday DO'D. Try and go a day without swearing? ;)

You're still a lot of years behind Mrs Kai though :P
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Post by Jimmy Gough » Sun May 17, 2009 7:30 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Happy birthday David, I rarely post in this thread, but you're my favourite contestant, so, Happy Birthday, God, you're older than you look!
Ditto (except the last bit).

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Post by Jason Larsen » Sun May 17, 2009 9:12 pm

Happy birthday to you, David.

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Post by Derek Hazell » Sun May 17, 2009 9:49 pm

Happy Birthday David! You've caught me up in age now - now I just need to catch you up in Countdown skill.


Speak to you again in 2109.
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Post by David O'Donnell » Mon May 18, 2009 9:15 am

Thanks a lot. Suffering a little today and there is a girl in my office who who is basically shouting down the telephone (I think she thinks it's still two cans connected by wires!)

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Post by Jason Larsen » Mon May 18, 2009 1:36 pm

That's ok, David!

Did you have a good day otherwise?

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Post by Derek Hazell » Thu May 21, 2009 11:10 am

Happy Birthday to that entertaining magician bloke that appeared on Countdown a while back.

Also, while on the subject, RIP Ali Bongo!
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Post by Tom » Thu May 21, 2009 2:46 pm

Its my birthday today! reached the grand old age of 24!
Probably the second tallest ever series finalist.

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Thu May 21, 2009 2:51 pm

Yup, that's Zef all right.
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Post by Derek Hazell » Thu May 21, 2009 3:06 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:Yup, that's Zef all right.
Are you saying that the Series 47 runner up and some guy who I think ran a rival Countdown group for a while are the same person? Where does that theory come from?

Happy Birthday to you too though, Tom.
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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu May 21, 2009 5:25 pm

Happy birthday, George and Tom!

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Post by Aaron Higgs » Fri May 22, 2009 4:24 pm

It's my 18th today. :D

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Post by Jimmy Gough » Fri May 22, 2009 4:34 pm

Aaron Higgs wrote:It's my 18th today. :D
Happy Birthday! Doing anything special?

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Post by Aaron Higgs » Fri May 22, 2009 4:37 pm

Jimmy Gough wrote:
Aaron Higgs wrote:It's my 18th today. :D
Happy Birthday! Doing anything special?
Thanks, planning to go out but organization skills are dire so not sure, but figuring something out I think. 8-)

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Post by Ralph Gillions » Fri May 22, 2009 4:50 pm

Happy birthday Aaron.

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri May 22, 2009 8:01 pm

Happy birthday Higgsinator and Carol's husband!
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Re: Birthdays

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat May 23, 2009 1:33 am

Happy birthday, Aaron and Tony!

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Re: Birthdays

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sat May 23, 2009 1:56 am

Happy belated birthday guys. Meant to put something earlier seen as you've both reached a big limestone. Also if you combine your ages you total 1 Howard :) Hope you both had a great day!

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