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Re: Coincidence

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:07 am

Matt Morrison wrote:I have no idea why (porn) but this morning I was thinking about one time when I tried to deep throat a banana at school to impress (??!) a bunch of male friends.
Then moments later I stumbled upon this: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/take-a-s ... -fuck-food

I can definitely relate to the "rather see my Internet history than my food history" thing.
Not that I do it often but sometimes I'll buy a chocolate bar when I go and do the food shopping and make sure I throw the receipt away before I get home just in case.
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Re: Coincidence

Post by Lesley Hines » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:16 am

Haha that's bloody funny, and the one about living with Jews.

Coincidentally I'm doing this on my phone as my NIC has died only a week after the CPU fan went. What are the chances of that?! :|
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Re: Coincidence

Post by John Gillies » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:46 am

Our bathroom scales needed a new battery, so I opened them up and discovered it was one of those flat circular ones, number 2032. '2032' also happens to be the name of the latest album by Gong, and is the year the pothead-pixies from planet Gong are coming in their flying teapots to save humanity. This will happen just about 21 years from now, and I was just about aged 21 years when I got married to Cheryl. Now Cheryl is the mother of Scott who happens to be another player on Apterous. He's 25 now, and 25 stone is about the combined weight of Scott and his mum, according to our digital bathroom scales.
Amazing run of coincidences, eh?

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:08 am

John Gillies wrote:Our bathroom scales needed a new battery, so I opened them up and discovered it was one of those flat circular ones, number 2032.
Don't make the same mistake I initially did and pay around £4 to buy these individually from a watch repairer's. You can buy them online, in bulk, for 25p each or less. They're useful to have around, as it seems like more and more small appliances use them these days - I've recently had to replace batteries in both my keyring torch and the head torch I use for reading in bed and they both turned out to need a couple of 2032s.
'2032' also happens to be the name of the latest album by Gong
Wow. Are they still going? I thought Pierre Moerlen died a couple of years ago.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:08 am

Phil Reynolds wrote:
John Gillies wrote:Our bathroom scales needed a new battery, so I opened them up and discovered it was one of those flat circular ones, number 2032.
Don't make the same mistake I initially did and pay around £4 to buy these individually from a watch repairer's. You can buy them online, in bulk, for 25p each or less. They're useful to have around, as it seems like more and more small appliances use them these days - I've recently had to replace batteries in both my keyring torch and the head torch I use for reading in bed and they both turned out to need a couple of 2032s.
'2032' also happens to be the name of the latest album by Gong
Wow. Are they still going? I thought Pierre Moerlen died a couple of years ago.
Yeah, I usually just throw things away if they need replacement batteries and they don't take AAs. But I got a load of 2032s from Amazon. Best thing ever.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Julie T » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:06 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:
John Gillies wrote:Our bathroom scales needed a new battery, so I opened them up and discovered it was one of those flat circular ones, number 2032.
Don't make the same mistake I initially did and pay around £4 to buy these individually from a watch repairer's. You can buy them online, in bulk, for 25p each or less. They're useful to have around, as it seems like more and more small appliances use them these days - I've recently had to replace batteries in both my keyring torch and the head torch I use for reading in bed and they both turned out to need a couple of 2032s.
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Yeah, I usually just throw things away if they need replacement batteries and they don't take AAs. But I got a load of 2032s from Amazon. Best thing ever.
Thanks, lads! :)

My youngest has some gadgets that take these, and a Duracell two pack cost me around £5 from Tesco IIRC.

In case anyone else is interested, the best Amazon deals (IMHO) I could find were these 3, which all had free P&P at time of typing:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CR2032-DL2032-5 ... 1&sr=1-102

(about 20p a battery)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002 ... 3KGYBZTOYZ

(the one I went for: slightly dearer, but the security of the Panasonic brand - NB average 4 and a half out of 5 stars in customer reviews, so maybe take that into consideration if reading the top 2 reviews which give 1 star)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DL2032-ECR2032- ... 1&sr=1-111

(11p a battery if you want to buy 100)
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Re: Coincidence

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:09 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:Wow. Are they still going? I thought Pierre Moerlen died a couple of years ago.
Yeah, I usually just throw things away if they need replacement batteries and they don't take AAs. But I got a load of 2032s from Amazon. Best thing ever.
So Pierre Moerlen died, but had his batteries replaced and is now alive again?

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:12 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:Wow. Are they still going? I thought Pierre Moerlen died a couple of years ago.
Yeah, I usually just throw things away if they need replacement batteries and they don't take AAs. But I got a load of 2032s from Amazon. Best thing ever.
So Pierre Moerlen died, but had his batteries replaced and is now alive again?
Literally no idea what this could mean.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:21 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:Literally no idea what this could mean.
I think Gevin is casting aspersions at your inadequate snippage.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by John Gillies » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:47 am

Phil Reynolds wrote:Don't make the same mistake I initially did and pay around £4 to buy these individually from a watch repairer's. You can buy them online, in bulk, for 25p each or less. They're useful to have around, as it seems like more and more small appliances use them these days - I've recently had to replace batteries in both my keyring torch and the head torch I use for reading in bed and they both turned out to need a couple of 2032s.
'2032' also happens to be the name of the latest album by Gong
Wow. Are they still going? I thought Pierre Moerlen died a couple of years ago.
Yes, Pierre Moerlen died in 2005, but they're still going. Caught them live in Glasgow last year with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Steve Hillage, and Miquette Giraudy included in the line-up. Awesome concert, with Daevid Allen jumping about like a lunatic even although he must be in his early 70s, and great support act in the form of Nik Turner's Space Ritual. Terrific night!
It was refreshing to be at a gig and not be the oldest one there (not even close, that particular night!).

And thanks for the tip about the batteries. I had bought a pack of two, which wasn't very cheap.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:39 am

John Gillies wrote:Pierre Moerlen died in 2005, but they're still going. Caught them live in Glasgow last year with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Steve Hillage, and Miquette Giraudy included in the line-up. Awesome concert, with Daevid Allen jumping about like a lunatic even although he must be in his early 70s, and great support act in the form of Nik Turner's Space Ritual. Terrific night!
Never seen Gong live; never really been that into them to be honest, although I do have a CD copy of the album Time is the Key by Pierre Moerlen's Gong, which I now discover is not (quite) the same group. (Wikipedia usefully tells me: "The album is jazz-fusion and has little to do with the psychedelic space rock of Daevid Allen's Gong, even though the bands share a common history.")

However, I did see both Pierre and his brother Benoit playing percussion in Mike Oldfield's Wembley Arena concert in 1979. Watching them jumping around, behind, in front of, under and over each other to play the massively complicated and multi-layered vibraphone section from Incantations was quite something.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:42 pm

Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Ian Volante » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:41 am

Phil Reynolds wrote:Never seen Gong live;
Ah, it was wonderful, especially when Trev and Simon were at their peak.
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Re: Coincidence

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:45 am

Ian Volante wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:Never seen Gong live;
Ah, it was wonderful, especially when Trev and Simon were at their peak.
I lolled!

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Kirk Bevins » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:38 pm

There's a new girl at work and she said her dad had been on Countdown. She then said his surname was in the conundrum and I said "it's not LEVERTON is it?" and she was like "yes! ULEVERTON was the scramble". Was a surreal moment...I remember watching this game in the studio, and to think his daughter now works with me. I suppose not a massive coincidence but nice all the same.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:48 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:There's a new girl at work and she said her dad had been on Countdown. She then said his surname was in the conundrum and I said "it's not LEVERTON is it?" and she was like "yes! ULEVERTON was the scramble". Was a surreal moment...I remember watching this game in the studio, and to think his daughter now works with me. I suppose not a massive coincidence but nice all the same.
Has it led anywhere?

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Lesley Hines » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:52 pm

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Kirk Bevins wrote:There's a new girl at work and she said her dad had been on Countdown. She then said his surname was in the conundrum and I said "it's not LEVERTON is it?" and she was like "yes! ULEVERTON was the scramble". Was a surreal moment...I remember watching this game in the studio, and to think his daughter now works with me. I suppose not a massive coincidence but nice all the same.
Has it led anywhere?
To conversation / friendship / improved work relations / horizontal jogging? (Felt the need to elaborate there.)
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Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:51 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:There's a new girl at work and she said her dad had been on Countdown. She then said his surname was in the conundrum and I said "it's not LEVERTON is it?" and she was like "yes! ULEVERTON was the scramble". Was a surreal moment...I remember watching this game in the studio, and to think his daughter now works with me. I suppose not a massive coincidence but nice all the same.
Has it led anywhere?
When I asked "it's not leverton is it?" implies her surname isn't Leverton and when she said her dad's surname (being different to hers) implied she's married. So, no, it didn't.

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Post by Lisa Hermann » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:24 pm

Two I liked
My next door neighbours got married on the same day in 1989 as me.
I have written one letter to the Daily Telegraph in my life, as a 16-year-old. 2 years later when I met my first boyfriend he told me he had written one letter to the Telegraph too - his was published and mine, which wasn't, was in reply to his.

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:32 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:There's a new girl at work and she said her dad had been on Countdown. She then said his surname was in the conundrum and I said "it's not LEVERTON is it?" and she was like "yes! ULEVERTON was the scramble". Was a surreal moment...I remember watching this game in the studio, and to think his daughter now works with me. I suppose not a massive coincidence but nice all the same.
Has it led anywhere?
When I asked "it's not leverton is it?" implies her surname isn't Leverton and when she said her dad's surname (being different to hers) implied she's married. So, no, it didn't.
That's a lot of inferences for the reader to make though. I assumed it more likely that, being a new girl, you simply didn't know her surname yet.

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Re: Coincidence

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Lisa Hermann wrote:Two I liked
My next door neighbours got married on the same day in 1989 as me.
I have written one letter to the Daily Telegraph in my life, as a 16-year-old. 2 years later when I met my first boyfriend he told me he had written one letter to the Telegraph too - his was published and mine, which wasn't, was in reply to his.
They're both pretty cool. What were the letters about? Since yours was a response to his, I'm assuming it was to disagree/argue, and that therefore you both shared vastly opposing yet strong views about something important (since you felt compelled to write to the newspaper about it) and it was this unbridgeable gap that caused the violent destruction of your relationship. Am I right?

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Post by Julie T » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:18 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Lisa Hermann wrote:Two I liked
My next door neighbours got married on the same day in 1989 as me.
I have written one letter to the Daily Telegraph in my life, as a 16-year-old. 2 years later when I met my first boyfriend he told me he had written one letter to the Telegraph too - his was published and mine, which wasn't, was in reply to his.
They're both pretty cool. What were the letters about? Since yours was a response to his, I'm assuming it was to disagree/argue, and that therefore you both shared vastly opposing yet strong views about something important (since you felt compelled to write to the newspaper about it) and it was this unbridgeable gap that caused the violent destruction of your relationship. Am I right?
Jon- many of your recent posts appear to be obsessed with relationship strife and break ups. Is there perchance something going on in your private life that you wish to share with the forum, dear heart?
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Post by Andy Wilson » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:49 pm

That's pretty cool Lisa. I recently bought disney's robin hood on dvd (for a girl i like) and when I came out of the shop and walked round the corner, a violinist was playing Bryan Adams' hit from the Kevin Costner movie. There have been a few startling coincidences happening around me of late. I was listening to an obscure song by ween in my mate's house and when I'd gotten home, the above girl had posted it on the internet, randomly, around the same time, for example. But this one takes the prize: I contacted an old friend I met in Sweden in 2005. She was living with my friend who I was visiting for the summer, so I lived with her for about 6 weeks and we became good friends. Their relationship ended in acrimony however not all that long afterwards and we lost touch. I hadn't spoken to her since 2005, until December first this year, where, after a few messages back and forth having reconnected on facebook, we had a skype. She introduced me to her husband who was pottering about and we chatted for about an hour. She asked me about music so I was telling her what I was up to. As I've mainly been playing with my friend Dave, I sent her a link to his last home recorded album, which ends with a minor version of silent night, as it was put out at Christmas time. I suggested they stick that song on, given it was the first day of advent and all. She did and suddenly started slightly freaking out as this wasn't the first time she'd heard it. Her little sister had discovered the accompanying video on youtube last christmas, loved it, and insisted the family all watch it. She still had it bookmarked in her favourites. The video only has about 600odd views. Merry christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phokdAq0z54

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Post by Lisa Hermann » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:06 pm

As I remember it the letter to the Torygraph was about a mathematical query - can't remember what - and the reason I thought Jon's answer was wrong and replied was that there was a misprint in his letter. We broke up about a year later after he left University and went to live in Devon.

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Post by Andy Wilson » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:08 pm

His name is Jon. What a coincidence!

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Post by Ben Wilson » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:46 pm

c4countdown has been down for over 24 hours. Randomly, I click through to cdb to check one of the recaps (having got it and the wiki mixed up in my head regarding which one links to c4c), and find c4c is back.

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Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:54 pm

2012-01-22 16:50:50 Nick Deller got a CSW 9 from TNMEAOFIS; can you spot it?
2012-01-22 16:50:51 Apterous Caesar got a 9 from OSEATNMIF; can you spot it?
2012-01-22 16:51:00 Giles Hutchings says:
manifesto
2012-01-22 16:51:01 Giles Hutchings takes his 55914th point! The English (CSW) 9 from TNMEAOFIS was MANIFESTO!
2012-01-22 16:51:01 Giles Hutchings takes his 55915th point! The 9 from OSEATNMIF was MANIFESTO!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Thomas Carey » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:29 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:2012-01-22 16:50:50 Nick Deller got a CSW 9 from TNMEAOFIS; can you spot it?
2012-01-22 16:50:51 Apterous Caesar got a 9 from OSEATNMIF; can you spot it?
2012-01-22 16:51:00 Giles Hutchings says:
manifesto
2012-01-22 16:51:01 Giles Hutchings takes his 55914th point! The English (CSW) 9 from TNMEAOFIS was MANIFESTO!
2012-01-22 16:51:01 Giles Hutchings takes his 55915th point! The 9 from OSEATNMIF was MANIFESTO!
Already happened.
Ian Volante in Classic Aptochat moments, 26 Nov 2010 wrote:
Aptochat wrote:Peter Lee and Oli Moore missed a nine from CNSTRUOAE; can you spot it?
Craig Chittenden is playing today's Daily Duel.
Michael Wallace: #1 #1 #1
Chas Maxwell and Apterous Waldorf missed a nine from SEROUCTAN; can you spot it?
Scott Gillies: courantes
Scott Gillies takes his 5926th point! The 9s from CNSTRUOAE were NECTAROUS, COURTESAN, COURANTES!
Scott Gillies takes his 5927th point! The 9s from SEROUCTAN were COURTESAN, NECTAROUS, COURANTES!
The same word claimed from two different games, a point for each. I almost spaffed.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:09 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:Already happened.
A massive coincidence in itself!

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Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:31 pm

OMG!!!!!! :o :o :o :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
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Score: 108–16 (max 113)

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:33 pm

Ha, I remember seeing that discussed after the Gadaffi one, good times.

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Post by Andy McGurn » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:54 pm

I recently took up golf and got some lessons. The guy who is teaching me is called Josh Hurst though I should stress that its not THE Josh Hurst.

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Post by Mark James » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:27 am

****WARNING***** *****WARNING******* ******WARNING******
THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS OF BREAKING BAD
Don't highlight if you haven't seen the end of season two and most of season three.

Anyway, In my college earlier today there was an annoying fly buzzing around one of the classrooms and a similar thing was happening in the Breaking Bad episode that was on tonight, annoying Hank and Jesse in their meth lab. Immediately I was thinking that was a nice coincidence but it gets even better. During the ad break I went downstairs to check something on the computer and all of a sudden the breaker trips and the power goes out. I switch the breaker back on and go back to watch the end of the episode. In the show Walt is just about to swat the fly when the power goes out in the lab. Then, to top it all off Walt also tells Jesse the story about meeting Jane's Dad in a bar the night she died and wondering if it all could have just been a coincidence. Freaky

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Post by Chris Davies » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:22 am

I played a gig at a nearby bar tonight and afterwards I met series 61 contestant Adrian Lumb at the bar. I knew I'd seem him and his wife somewhere before but couldn't quite remember from where, but apparently we first met at Granada when I was taking part in the finals - he played Jan Parker on the day of my quarter final.

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Post by Andy McGurn » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:04 pm

a bit late to post this i guess, but at a womens football match at the 2012 olympics, in a stadium with at least 60,000 people present, I happened to run into Ned Pendleton, not only a fellow series 64 contestant but also one of my opponents on the show. Really bizarre.

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Post by Joseph Krol » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:04 pm

Just had possibly one of the weirdest coincidences ever in my life.

I was just watching some old reruns of Only Connect on YouTube, and one of the music rounds was based on actors. I was quite pleased that I recognised 2 of the 3 pieces played. The second was some random one called Marilyn Monroe which meant nothing to me whatsoever.

I then (literally straight after the round) decided to start doing some revision for English Lit, where one of my texts is Blood Brothers by Willy Russell, which I borrowed from the library literally two hours ago - I had not read any of it, and only the briefestof synopses online. It was in a pile of about 4 books. I randomly-ish picked out Blood Brothers, and the page I picked out randomly had, where my fingers had fatefully landed, the transliterated lyrics to the song Marilyn Monroe.

Mind = Blown.
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Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:46 pm

In the crush around the Houses of Parliament at the Queen's jubilee celebrations, with 1.5 million people in attendance, Ryan SWEARS he saw me. I didn't see him back, but I do honestly remember thinking at the time that I heard someone shout "MAAHHHHK!!!", so I believe him.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:30 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:In the crush around the Houses of Parliament at the Queen's jubilee celebrations, with 1.5 million people in attendance, Ryan SWEARS he saw me. I didn't see him back, but I do honestly remember thinking at the time that I heard someone shout "MAAHHHHK!!!", so I believe him.
Why were either of you there?

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Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:47 pm

It was something to do.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:07 pm

Fair enough.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:03 am

I've just started AS English Literature and had my copy of a play on the table, it was taken by someone so I grabbed the closest one, opened it up to find that the original owner was none other than Edward McCullagh!

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:06 pm

Jon Elmer, my first opponent on the show, was the best man at my mate Mark's wedding.

David Butcher, my quarter final opponent, was my cousin's next door neighbour.
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Re: Coincidence

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:18 am

Tom Barnes lives round the corner from me, in the same set of flats. Bumped into him when Indra took me for a walk round the block yesterday.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by James S Roper » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:49 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:when Indra took me for a walk

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Ryan Taylor » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:23 pm

Enjoyed the excellent posts in this thread in the past month or so.

Here's an addition but nowhere near as good. Whilst on my school placement for teaching one of the school's staff remarked at how tall I was when passing me in the corridor (this was our first encounter). I was then putting in a shift at Sainsbury's the following evening and I served him! The Sainsbury's I work at is in the centre of the city about 10 miles from the school I was in, so quite coincidental I'd say.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Dave Preece » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:52 pm

I was thinking of my Dad earlier and the phone rang — it was him on the other end of the phone!!!

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Andy Wilson » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:20 am

So, I got a call at work last night from an ex colleague, chancing his arm that i'd be on. He was after seeing a Cork musician (who lives in New York) do a gig in Prague on his short Euro tour, having taken a bus from Munich, where he now lives, yesterday, got that? Ok. Well, a mate of mine from Prague, who I put onto this Cork man a good few years back, Niall Connolly if you're interested (he's a great guy), brought his wife to the gig, not planning on missing it seeing as Niall only comes around once a year or so. Still with me? Good. So of course, they got sat at the same table and after a bit of chat, made the connection, hence the call, just after the gig. Great stuff. Not as bizarre a coincidence considering the music connection, but still very cool.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:21 pm

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:18 pm

You might think this is a bit of a shit "coincidence" but you're getting it anyway. Last night I dreamt that Michael Douglas died, and when I put the news on it was almost like fucking Diana had died again. I was thinking "Yeah, he's famous, but really?" And then today, the less famous (and just for being the daughter of Bob) Peaches Geldof dies, and we get all this crap on the news about her!

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:13 pm

If you enjoyed this thread, you might also enjoy this episode of This American Life.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by sean d » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:06 pm

Though I am primarily a Dundalk fan, like most Irish people I grew up with an interest in English football. I followed Liverpool from a young age (I grew up in the 80s, what do you expect). From the early 90s I was a semi-regular visitor to Anfield. Later in the mid-90s I spent a year working in England and was a regular visitor to watch Reading at Elm Park. So they are the two English clubs I have some affinity with.
Anyway, one Saturday in 1996 on my way to a match in Reading there was an exhibition of football photography on somewhere in Reading town centre, so I went for a quick look. One photographer had created postcards from photos of various grounds around the UK, generally offbeat and interesting photos. He generally had one postcard per club/stadium, so without passing much heed I bought the Liverpool and Reading ones. Later when I got home I had a look at them. The Liverpool one looked familiar... it showed the Centenary Stand being built over the existing stand, so it dated from 1991-92. When I looked at the back I was amused to see that the picture had been taken at Liverpool v Spurs, March 1992, which just happened to be my first ever game at Anfield. It was also taken from the main stand, and that was the only game I’ d watched at Anfield from the main stand. I was pleased and amused with the interesting coincidence. I then picked up the Reading postcard. It was a more recent photo- from that season in fact. It looked familiar. I checked the back of the postcard. Reading v Ipswich Town, 1995-96 taken from the Tilehurst End of the ground, which, you’ve guessed already, was the first game I’d seen at Elm Park and the only one I’d ever watched from the Tilehust End.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:16 pm

That story could only have ended up better if you realised you were the photographer.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:27 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:That story could only have ended up better if you realised you were the photographer.
Or if you'd been gurning in the direction of the camera in both cases.
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Re: Coincidence

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I found out on Facebook that my then girlfriend's cousin was going out with an ex next-door neighbour of mine who I was good friends with. Also this was another part of the country - he'd long since moved well away from me. That's the best coincidence ever.
Gavin Chipper wrote:Just realised there was a guy at middle school called Dan Loader. Sounds loads like 'downloader'.
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Matt Morrison wrote:Just realised there was a guy at middle school called Dan Loader. Sounds loads like 'downloader'.
Just noticed this. What a coincidence!!!
Gavin Chipper wrote:I was playing Cluedo the other day and got into a room on my second go, guessed right and won the game. (Well, it wasn't just me - it was a team of two.)
Gavin Chipper wrote:You might think this is a bit of a shit "coincidence" but you're getting it anyway. Last night I dreamt that Michael Douglas died, and when I put the news on it was almost like fucking Diana had died again. I was thinking "Yeah, he's famous, but really?" And then today, the less famous (and just for being the daughter of Bob) Peaches Geldof dies, and we get all this crap on the news about her!
Can anyone see the coincidence between each of Gevin's posts here?
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Re: Coincidence

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:08 pm

No.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:43 am

They're all number 3?

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:53 pm

They're all coincidences.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:55 pm

They all got posted by Adam Gillard in one big post.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:56 pm

Haha, I got Adam's joke after re-reading it.

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Re: Coincidence

Post by Andy Wilson » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:55 pm

My mate Emmet in Dublin knows three former countdown contestants through different areas of his life. Mark Deeks (through basketball, i think), Greg Bowler (from his college days) and me, cos we're both hard core UCD AFC supporters.

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