Countdown in the news

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Ian Volante » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:15 pm

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Robert Lozyniak » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:20 am

I'm split between wanting to know what happened to make Rachel want a divorce, and not wanting to stoop to the level of following celebrity gossip.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:11 am

Don't see where it says divorce other than the anagram deliberately designed to allure. A split is not necessarily a divorce.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:32 am

Mark Deeks wrote:Don't see where it says divorce other than the anagram deliberately designed to allure. A split is not necessarily a divorce.
I thought the anagram purposely put CV together for some strange reason.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Heather Styles » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:35 am

I'm sure Rachel and Jamie could do without the gutter press giving their tuppence worth at this difficult time. As far as I can tell, the word 'divorce' is a figment of The Sun editorial team's collective imagination.

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Post by Jon Corby » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:00 pm

Heather Styles wrote:I'm sure Rachel and Jamie could do without the gutter press giving their tuppence worth at this difficult time. As far as I can tell, the word 'divorce' is a figment of The Sun editorial team's collective imagination.
No, it's definitely in my ODE2r.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Heather Styles wrote:I'm sure Rachel and Jamie could do without the gutter press giving their tuppence worth at this difficult time. As far as I can tell, the word 'divorce' is a figment of The Sun editorial team's collective imagination.
No, it's definitely in my ODE2r.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Dave Preece » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:02 pm

They've split before and manage to get back together, maybe they will sort it out, hopefully?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:51 pm

Dave Preece wrote:They've split before and manage to get back together, maybe they will sort it out, hopefully?
Yeah, if you want.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:08 pm

Hi Graham Virtue! You have a great name. Please let's not have RayRi ever catch on, though.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Dave Preece » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:49 pm

What a shit bit of 'journalism'.

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Post by Mark James » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:14 pm

Dave Preece wrote:What a shit bit of 'journalism'.
"Thanks" for that.

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Post by JackHurst » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:31 am

Dave Preece wrote:What a shit bit of 'journalism'.
I read the article and was surprised by how well written and factually correct it was compared to most things I've seen written about the show, so couldn't disagree more.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:46 am

JackHurst wrote:
Dave Preece wrote:What a shit bit of 'journalism'.
I read the article and was surprised by how well written and factually correct it was compared to most things I've seen written about the show, so couldn't disagree more.
I was surprised by agreeing with you, Jack.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Callum Todd » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:10 pm

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:40 pm

You could've at least have had a shave...
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Ian Volante » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:34 pm

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:40 am

A SCOOP for the Daily Mail today (January 23rd) on page 32 they report that the prodigy Dylan attained the highest ever score.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Callum Todd » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:53 am

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A SCOOP for the Daily Mail today (January 23rd) on page 32 they report that the prodigy Dylan attained the highest ever score.
Well at least the Daily Mail are only a few months behind the rest of the world now, as apposed to their usual 40 year deficit.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by David Barnard » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:40 pm

I bet Dylan is absolutely thrilled knowing that everyone who reads that article now knows that he's autistic, I know if my mental disorders were made public in that sort of way I'd be pretty fucked off as a lot of other apterites that are in the same boat

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Ian Volante » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:27 pm

David Barnard wrote:I bet Dylan is absolutely thrilled knowing that everyone who reads that article now knows that he's autistic, I know if my mental disorders were made public in that sort of way I'd be pretty fucked off as a lot of other apterites that are in the same boat
He certainly won't be smiling.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
David Barnard wrote:I bet Dylan is absolutely thrilled knowing that everyone who reads that article now knows that he's autistic, I know if my mental disorders were made public in that sort of way I'd be pretty fucked off as a lot of other apterites that are in the same boat
He certainly won't be smiling.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Innis Carson » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:38 pm

Presumably either him or his dad must have told them about it, so they can't have been too bothered.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Martin Thompson » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:20 pm

Callum Todd wrote:
Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A SCOOP for the Daily Mail today (January 23rd) on page 32 they report that the prodigy Dylan attained the highest ever score.
Well at least the Daily Mail are only a few months behind the rest of the world now, as apposed to their usual 40 year deficit.
The Daily Mail tells you what's wrong with the country but have no idea how to change it.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:40 pm

Martin Thompson wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:
Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A SCOOP for the Daily Mail today (January 23rd) on page 32 they report that the prodigy Dylan attained the highest ever score.
Well at least the Daily Mail are only a few months behind the rest of the world now, as apposed to their usual 40 year deficit.
The Daily Mail tells you what's wrong with the country but have no idea how to change it.
Substitute Daily Mirror/Russell Brand.

I'm probably going to get chastised for saying this, but if you compare the Mail now to two years ago then it's come on a long way. It's no longer gay-bashing, Muslim-smearing, and woman-hating...
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Martin Thompson » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:10 pm

Gays and Muslims (or any other religion, for that matter) are polar opposites, so I'm not sure how they can be consistent on that.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:08 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:if you compare the Mail now to two years ago then it's come on a long way. It's no longer gay-bashing, Muslim-smearing, and woman-hating...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh you weren't joking.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:52 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:if you compare the Mail now to two years ago then it's come on a long way. It's no longer gay-bashing, Muslim-smearing, and woman-hating...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh you weren't joking.
Exhibit A: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... riage.html
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Post by Jon Stitcher » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:50 am

I quite like the Daily Mail,

The cryptic crossword is both challenging and acheivable and it's probably the highest quality newspaper I can hold without ruining the pages when I try and turn a page over.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:49 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:if you compare the Mail now to two years ago then it's come on a long way. It's no longer gay-bashing, Muslim-smearing, and woman-hating...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh you weren't joking.
Exhibit A: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... riage.html
When that article is equally likely to have been published if the singer was male, then you might have the beginnings of a point.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:06 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh you weren't joking.
Exhibit A: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... riage.html
When that article is equally likely to have been published if the singer was male, then you might have the beginnings of a point.
I think you're forgetting that I also said it's not woman-hating.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:46 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:
When that article is equally likely to have been published if the singer was male, then you might have the beginnings of a point.
I think you're forgetting that I also said it's not woman-hating.
I wouldn't have posted if I'd forgotten that.
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Martin Bishop » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:21 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:if you compare the Mail now to two years ago then it's come on a long way. It's no longer gay-bashing, Muslim-smearing, and woman-hating...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh you weren't joking.
Exhibit A: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... riage.html
Was that in the print version, though?

The Daily Mail and dailymail.co.uk are two different worlds. One reacts with horror at every degraded X Factor performance and launches into campaigns to "ban this filth". The other provides soft porn you can read on your computer during work lunch breaks.

Would the print version ever publish this?
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Graeme Cole » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Charlie has been interviewed in the Independent, talking about Countdown and apterous. Woo!

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Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:04 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:Charlie has been interviewed in the Independent, talking about Countdown and apterous. Woo!
James takes this one. 234-227 but I can't remember which way round.

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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by James Robinson » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:23 pm

Interesting bit of news relating to PP. I was in the audience for this episode as it happens, not plugging FOCAL, as it happens. :P http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36458648
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Re: Countdown in the news

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:46 pm

James Robinson wrote:Interesting bit of news relating to PP. I was in the audience for this episode as it happens, not plugging FOCAL, as it happens. :P http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36458648
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