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Re: Guess who...

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon May 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Is it Hatem Ben Arfa?
No.
Gavin Chipper wrote:Sacha Baron Cohen.
No.
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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Re: Guess who...

Post by JimBentley » Mon May 19, 2014 8:42 pm

To be honest, I'm at a loss as to who this Jewish man who likes to offer lifts to random young men in his fast car could be.

It wasn't Alain de Botton was it?
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Re: Guess who...

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon May 19, 2014 10:07 pm

JimBentley wrote:To be honest, I'm at a loss as to who this Jewish man who likes to offer lifts to random young men in his fast car could be.

It wasn't Alain de Botton was it?
Nope. You've also jumped to some conclusions. I'll help you out a bit. I'm not a random young man (to this person), and his car isn't fast.
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 JimBentley » Mon May 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:
JimBentley wrote:To be honest, I'm at a loss as to who this Jewish man who likes to offer lifts to random young men in his fast car could be.

It wasn't Alain de Botton was it?
Nope. You've also jumped to some conclusions. I'll help you out a bit. I'm not a random young man (to this person), and his car isn't fast.
So this person already knows you? You should have said. Was it Simon Schama?
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Re: Guess who...

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon May 19, 2014 10:37 pm

Was it your dad?
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Re: Guess who...

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue May 20, 2014 7:26 am

Was it Zarte Siempre?

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Re: Guess who...

Post by sean d » Tue May 20, 2014 8:38 am

I have it.... Professor Plum, in the library, lead piping

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue May 20, 2014 10:41 am

Ok, so he knows you but not well enough to know that you would refuse his offer of a lift because it was the Sabbath? Melvyn Hayes?

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Re: Guess who...

Post by JackHurst » Tue May 20, 2014 12:20 pm

Has this person been in an episode of countdown?

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue May 20, 2014 12:33 pm

JackHurst wrote:Has this person been in an episode of countdown?
Stop being a dick Jack, you know he has.

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue May 20, 2014 12:34 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
JackHurst wrote:Has this person been in an episode of countdown?
Stop being a dick Jack, you know he has.
Spoilers!

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue May 20, 2014 7:55 pm

Is it Adam Konn?

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue May 20, 2014 8:08 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:
JimBentley wrote:To be honest, I'm at a loss as to who this Jewish man who likes to offer lifts to random young men in his fast car could be.

It wasn't Alain de Botton was it?
Nope. You've also jumped to some conclusions. I'll help you out a bit. I'm not a random young man (to this person), and his car isn't fast.
So this person already knows you? You should have said. Was it Simon Schama?
I didn't say because I was hoping you would assume I'm not posting on here about being randomly groomed by a famous person. So it wasn't a huge deal that he offered me a lift, but I thought it good fodder for this guessing game. Nope, not Simon Schama.
Mark Deeks wrote:Was it your dad?
Nope.
Matt Morrison wrote:Was it Zarte Siempre?
Nope, but I'm pretty sure he knows who it was.
sean d wrote:I have it.... Professor Plum, in the library, lead piping
Nope.
Philip Wilson wrote:Ok, so he knows you but not well enough to know that you would refuse his offer of a lift because it was the Sabbath? Melvyn Hayes?
Pretty close with that assessment Philip, we're only occasional acquaintances really, but I think he does know that I wouldn't take a lift on the Sabbath, just it was already well into Saturday evening and it probably didn't occur to him that it was still the Sabbath. No, not Melvyn Hayes.
JackHurst wrote:Has this person been in an episode of countdown?
No, but interestingly, someone with the same name (first name and surname) has!
Matt Morrison wrote:Is it Adam Konn?
Nope.
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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Re: Guess who...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue May 20, 2014 8:36 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:
JackHurst wrote:Has this person been in an episode of countdown?
No, but interestingly, someone with the same name (first name and surname) has!
Let's start at the beginning. Michael Goldman.

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue May 20, 2014 8:53 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:
JackHurst wrote:Has this person been in an episode of countdown?
No, but interestingly, someone with the same name (first name and surname) has!
Let's start at the beginning. Michael Goldman.
Nope.
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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Re: Guess who...

Post by James S Roper » Tue May 20, 2014 9:49 pm

Michael Douglas?

Edit: No, wait, I've missed a couple of things.

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue May 20, 2014 10:48 pm

Colin Murray!

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue May 20, 2014 11:04 pm

Eddie Murphy

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Adam Gillard » Wed May 21, 2014 6:17 am

James S Roper wrote:Michael Douglas?

Edit: No, wait, I've missed a couple of things.
Nope.
Ryan Taylor wrote:Colin Murray!
Nope.
Gavin Chipper wrote:Eddie Murphy
Nope.

We've barely progressed since Graeme guessed that the person is male and Jewish. You all seem to be guessing names rather than delving deeper, e.g. age, profession, etc.
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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Re: Guess who...

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed May 21, 2014 6:52 am

Larry David?

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed May 21, 2014 9:39 am

David Primhak.

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Jon Corby » Wed May 21, 2014 10:16 am

Moses?

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed May 21, 2014 11:16 am

OK. Is this person over 40? 50? 60? 70? 80? 90?

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed May 21, 2014 11:26 am

Jonathan Sacks?
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Re: Guess who...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed May 21, 2014 11:28 am

Jesus?

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Re: Guess who...

Post by Adam Gillard » Wed May 21, 2014 9:10 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:Larry David?

Still nope.

Matt Morrison wrote:David Primhak.
Nope - I haven't heard of some of your guesses, including this one.
Jon Corby wrote:Moses?
Nope.
Gavin Chipper wrote:OK. Is this person over 40? Yes
50? 60? 70? 80? 90? No to all
Ian Volante wrote:Jonathan Sacks?
Nope.
Gavin Chipper wrote:Jesus?
Nope.
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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Re: Guess who...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed May 21, 2014 11:18 pm

TV presenter?
Sports person?
Comedian?
Politician?
Writer?
Academic?
Musician?

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Post by Mark Deeks » Wed May 21, 2014 11:47 pm

Paul Kaye?
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Post by Adam Gillard » Thu May 22, 2014 9:44 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:TV presenter?

Nope.

Sports person?

Nope.

Comedian?

Yep.

Politician?

Nope.

Writer?

Nope.

Academic?

Nope.

Musician?

Nope.
Mark Deeks wrote:Paul Kaye?
Yep.
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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Re: Guess who...

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu May 22, 2014 10:12 pm

Is it Dan Horitz?

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Post by JimBentley » Thu May 22, 2014 10:54 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:Paul Kaye?
Yep.
Good one from Adam that, lots of mileage. I would never have guessed!

Can I do one? I was leaving Tesco in Redcar one day a few years back and passed by someone going in through the adjacent door as I was leaving. But who was it?
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu May 22, 2014 11:21 pm

As in Dennis Pennis from 20 years ago? Fucking Hell!

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Post by Adam Gillard » Fri May 23, 2014 6:13 am

JimBentley wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:
Mark Deeks wrote:Paul Kaye?
Yep.
Good one from Adam that, lots of mileage. I would never have guessed!

Can I do one? I was leaving Tesco in Redcar one day a few years back and passed by someone going in through the adjacent door as I was leaving. But who was it?
Gwyneth Paltrow / John Hannah?
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 Matt Morrison » Fri May 23, 2014 7:43 am

Dan McColm

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Post by Ian Volante » Fri May 23, 2014 9:31 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:As in Dennis Pennis from 20 years ago? Fucking Hell!
Ah, that makes more sense now.
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Post by JimBentley » Sat May 24, 2014 10:48 am

Adam Gillard wrote:Gwyneth Paltrow / John Hannah?
That would have been an amusing coincidence, but no, it wasn't them.
Matt Morrison wrote:Dan McColm
That would have been quite an amusing coincidence too, but no it wasn't Dan either.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat May 24, 2014 1:28 pm

Red car? Fernando Alonso? Kimi Raikkonen?

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Post by Mark Deeks » Sat May 24, 2014 3:00 pm

Sally Gunnell?
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Post by JimBentley » Sat May 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:Sally Gunnell?
That is astonishingly close, but no.
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Post by Michael Wallace » Sat May 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Sally Funnell?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat May 24, 2014 6:52 pm

Colin Jackson

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Post by Mark Deeks » Sat May 24, 2014 6:57 pm

Roger Black
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Post by JimBentley » Sat May 24, 2014 8:41 pm

Not quite. I was amazed that Mark cut through all the rigmarole of male or female, old/young yada yada yada and almost got it, so to be fair I should say why - it was a female athlete.
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Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat May 24, 2014 8:46 pm

Fatima Whitbread

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Post by JimBentley » Sat May 24, 2014 8:49 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:Fatima Whitbread
If only!
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Post by Mark Deeks » Sat May 24, 2014 9:55 pm

Sally Gunnell has been our joke "we can't even think of a guess" joke answer at quizzes for years now. And it SO NEARLY finally paid dividends right here. Amazing coincidence it was even close.

That said....Jessica Ennis?
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Post by JimBentley » Sun May 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:Sally Gunnell has been our joke "we can't even think of a guess" joke answer at quizzes for years now. And it SO NEARLY finally paid dividends right here. Amazing coincidence it was even close.

That said....Jessica Ennis?
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun May 25, 2014 2:21 pm

Denise Lewis
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Post by JimBentley » Sun May 25, 2014 5:21 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:Denise Lewis
Paula Radcliffe
No and no.
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Post by JackHurst » Sun May 25, 2014 5:45 pm

Track and field athlete?

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Post by JimBentley » Mon May 26, 2014 11:15 am

JackHurst wrote:Track and field athlete?
Yes - track (and road).
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Re: Guess who...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 26, 2014 12:26 pm

Running?

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Post by JimBentley » Mon May 26, 2014 12:34 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:Running?
Nope.
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Re: Guess who...

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon May 26, 2014 1:13 pm

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

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Post by JimBentley » Mon May 26, 2014 1:26 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:N̶e̶d̶ Victoria Pendleton?
Nope (Jack established that it was a track and field athlete above).
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Re: Guess who...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 26, 2014 2:41 pm

Wheelchair?

Tanni Grey-Thompson?

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Post by JimBentley » Mon May 26, 2014 4:17 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:Wheelchair?

Tanni Grey-Thompson?
Correct! She used to live in Redcar some years back for some reason. Moved now, obviously.
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