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by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 27, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

The Gray report is clear that Number 10’s staff clearly thought that as they were exempt from lockdown they were exempt from restrictions in total. I’m not sure you can pin that on the PM, to be honest. I think that’s on Martin Reynolds and other Number 10 officials. They then created a culture, tel...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 20, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Sam Ryder has narrowly lost to Harry Styles for this week’s #1, which confirms what I’ve been saying for a while: UK chart performance is a barometer for our Eurovision performance.
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat May 14, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2022

7/10 for me on Thursday night as well - missed Poland, Belgium, Estonia.

William Lee Adams of Wiwibloggs now says anything other than top 5 is a disappointment for the UK!
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 10, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2022

7/10 for me, I had Denmark, Austria, and Albania in and Moldova, Lithuania, and Portugal out. I mean, Moldova I can understand, but the other two!?
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 10, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Brighton - 16 July 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 4216

Re: Co:Brighton - 16 July 2022

Rawr.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 10, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Brighton - 16 July 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 4216

Re: Co:Brighton - 16 July 2022

Unfortunately I'm busy that day, but I would strongly recommend getting there early. Lewes Road is horrid to traverse via bus at the best of times, and if you're coming on the number 25 bus it's even worse.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 10, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: The future of COLIN
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: The future of COLIN

To echo Jack's point, co-event pricing, especially Lincoln and London, is fairly inelastic: if pricing issues do put people off, it will be the combination of travel/hotel/etc, not the entry fee itself. Taking my recent cricket event in Brighton in January as a very rough guide, you don't get much c...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 10, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown
Replies: 87
Views: 3501

Re: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown

Possibly Colin's done the old filming/broadcast dates mix-up and he's filling in all of the rest of S86.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon May 09, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

The bookies’ favourite is Ukraine… really!? I mean, it wasn’t doing great in the odds until Vlad the Terrible showed up and the song is a bit naff… I have therefore put five quid on Italy. Predictions for the semi finals: SF1: Albania, Switzerland, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Iceland...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat May 07, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

(And the BBC haven’t really bothered to dwell on it, largely because they didn’t send any reporters here.) Is that the reason? Or is it largely because the gain of a single council is quite an insignificant story compared to the massive losses suffered overall? Being a London council, if we (and Cr...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 06, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

WE WON HARROW COUNCIL. WE GAINED A COUNCIL IN LONDON. (And the BBC haven’t really bothered to dwell on it, largely because they didn’t send any reporters here.)

(I lost. Narrowly. Which was better than we expected.)
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 06, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown
Replies: 87
Views: 3501

Re: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown

Anne’s demeanour simply wasn’t correct, from the start, middle and end. some bits I liked - I liked more chat with the contestants, gentle teasing is fine but put-downs/belittlement not so good. Conversational rather than interrogational - good example from yesterday - Jeremy Vine's chat with the c...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu May 05, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown
Replies: 87
Views: 3501

Re: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown

Anne has given a rather vicious interview to The Sun where she has said she quit because she refused to be employed by Channel 4, rather than remain freelance. Even a “huge” pay rise didn’t tempt her.

She has also admitted to asking for Rachel to be muted.
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu May 05, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown
Replies: 87
Views: 3501

Re: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown

It was just that the divorce was so messy I can’t see Channel 4 going back to her. Of course, I have no idea what salary Rachel is on for Countdown (or Anne for that matter) but remember that Vorderman left in a dispute over pay, where they wanted to cut her salary from £900k to £90k in one go. Alle...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed May 04, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown
Replies: 87
Views: 3501

Re: Anne Robinson to leave Countdown

Well, Richard Osman has publicly backed Colin Murray… but more interestingly, Vorderman has not distanced herself from the rumours (like she did last time). That tells me a lot. According to The Sun, “bosses” (C4? Damian? Who knows?) want her back.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Pig-Headed Man
Replies: 36
Views: 1955

Re: Pig-Headed Man

Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:39 pm If the Tory MPs don't do anything, Johnson's constituents could do a recall petition. I'd enjoy that.
They can't, because a Fixed Penalty Notice does not amount to a criminal conviction (unless unpaid). The Recall of MPs Act 2015 says a recall petition can only be instigated in that event.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 478
Views: 172366

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

Since the recaps seem to be on hiatus at the moment, I could do some of the S85 recaps? Although the recap writer doesn't seem to be working- I get an error message when I click on it. More than happy to let you do them for now, Christy. Obviously working full-time plus local elections is a huge ti...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Please say a prayer for David Barnard
Replies: 23
Views: 2008

Re: Please say a prayer for David Barnard

Always sad to hear a member of Countdonia is suffering. Hope he pulls through.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Pig-Headed Man
Replies: 36
Views: 1955

Re: Pig-Headed Man

I am surprised it is the surprise birthday cake which has elicited a fine, not least because I’m not sure what Boris was meant to do there. Rishi and Carrie on the other hand should be in hotter water. They obviously thought it was OK at the time because it was reported in The Times at the time, and...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 294
Views: 101337

Re: You Are The Ref

A couple of these that came up on Saturday: As a host, if both players declare the same length I will flip the declaration as a further no-cheating measure. This was something that I was challenged on when hosting on Saturday, and I was surprised at that given it’s how it’s been done on telly. Examp...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How will the sale of Channel 4 affect Countdown's future?
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: How will the sale of Channel 4 affect Countdown's future?

It won’t, imo.

It’s a culturally significant programme and killing it is a PR catastrafuck.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 8 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 117)
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: Wednesday 8 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 117)

They’re not dead. Just… hibernating.
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: First impressions of Anne
Replies: 141
Views: 17415

Re: First impressions of Anne

The ironic thing is that you get the sense that Romesh Ranganathan is attempting to do a "discount Anne Robinson" act on The Weakest Link.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 8 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 117)
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Wednesday 8 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 117)

Annedown CXVI. Countdown recap for Wednesday 08 December 2021. On this day in 1894, EC Sager was born, the creator of Popeye. C1: Champion Janet Noe (2 wins, 205 points.) A lady of leisure. C2: Challenger Tom Bolland. Returnee from 2011. Teacher of art at a University. DC: Susie Dent and Craig Charl...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 23 December 2021 (Series 84, Grand Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 705

Thursday 23 December 2021 (Series 84, Grand Final)

(Yes, I know this is not in order and I have a two-week backlog to do. I'm a werking gerl now.) ---- Annedown CXXVII and as Queen once sang, Thank God It's Christmas. It's also the Grand Final of Anne's first series. And, well, the jury is still out on her, isn't it? And also, I've been shouting at ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 31
Views: 10166

Re: Rachel Riley Post

This is being reported on actual new sites by the way - e.g. the BBC . This says more than you think about the state of our mainstream media in the pandemic, that I would rather listen to Calgie, Harwood, Gye, and Atkins, rather than the rest of the BBC, and their pro-lockdown agenda. They have not...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 31
Views: 10166

Re: Rachel Riley Post

Rachel Riley is now suing a Corbyn aide over what the aide said about another stupid tweet from Rachel Riley. Riley is suing Laura Murray over the tweet, posted a short time after Corbyn was hit by eggs thrown by a Brexit supporter during a visit to Finsbury Park mosque on 3 March 2019; the attacke...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

Good to see my employer voted against the illiberal and authoritarian Covid passes tonight. What are your main concerns with it? 1 - they don't work. Delta and Omicron have a high vaccine escape, and as Boris said on Sunday that means two doses doesn't work any more. So a vaccine pass means you can...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 7 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 116)
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Tuesday 7 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 116)

Annedown CXV - backlog? What backlog? Countdown recap for Tuesday 07 December 2021. OTD in 1877, Thomas Edison first demonstrated his phonograph, leading to us shouting at our phones and we get something "vaguely close" to what we wanted (Riley, 2021). C1: Champion Janet Noe (1 win, 107 po...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 129446

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

it does seem that the Omicron variant might be less virulent than other variants. And that, along with it being more spreadable[...] There is a worry these two things would balance each other out. I suspect that it was on the continent before it arrived in the UK, which led to the full lockdown mea...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

Good to see my employer voted against the illiberal and authoritarian Covid passes tonight.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Conundrums with multiple solutions
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: Conundrums with multiple solutions

Example 8 The scramble is SAIDFETCH. The host has been told the answer is SHITFACED. Alice buzzes and says SHITFACED. The host says that's correct. Then we discover that SHITFACED is not valid. Result: Scrap the round and replay with a new conundrum. I'm not entirely happy with this one - what if B...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 6 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 115)
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Monday 6 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 115)

Annedown CXIV and this one isn't on All4, so thanks to Ryan Lam for the wikicap. Countdown recap for Monday 06 December 2021. C1: Challenger Paul Thomason. C2: Challenger Janet Noe. DC: Susie Dent and Craig Charles. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: T J T E A I N S O R02: D L U O ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)
Replies: 33
Views: 2228

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)

This is what I see on my iPad, so... meh.

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by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)
Replies: 33
Views: 2228

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)

Thursday's was on All4, or at least on my iPad it was.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 3 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 114)
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: Friday 3 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 114)

Thank you to Fiona for having Virgin Media and thus providing the recap. Countdown recap for Friday 03 December 2021. C1: Champion Stu Harkness (7 wins, 786 points.) C2: Challenger Sophie Wilcox. DC: Susie Dent and Clare Balding. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: L A N E P E I D S...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)
Replies: 33
Views: 2228

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)

John Garcia wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:16 pm Fridays edition is apparently available on Virgin Catchup. Not on all-4 yet though.
*panics in recap*
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)
Replies: 33
Views: 2228

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd December 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 114)

What's the situation with C4's 5am repeats of Countdown? Just wondering if we may get tihs game premiering there?
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 3 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 114)
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Friday 3 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 114)

Annedown CXIII and I went to Craven Cottage to watch Fulham vs Bournemouth. Not a fan of our fans telling our former manager Scott Parker to eff off. Countdown recap for Friday 03 December 2021. C1: Champion Stu Harkness (7 wins, 786 points.) C2: Challenger . DC: Susie Dent and Clare Balding. RR: Ra...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 2 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 113)
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Thursday 2 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 113)

Annedown CXII and it's not long to go until the finals. Is it me or has this series felt very long? Countdown recap for Thursday 02 December 2021. On this day in 1982, the first artificial human heart was implanted. C1: Champion Stu Harkness (6 wins, 670 points.) Maths teacher with a ponytail and a ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 1 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 112)
Replies: 0
Views: 431

Wednesday 1 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 112)

Annedown CXI on a day where a Wiki update has completely broken all the episode tables. Countdown recap for Wednesday 01 December 2021. On this day in 1761, Marie Toussard was born. How exciting(.) Rachel says that the prospect of being melted into Ariana Grande is exciting. I'm taking that as she r...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 30 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 111)
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Tuesday 30 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 111)

Annedown CX and my internet is being apocalyptically slow. Countdown recap for Tuesday 30 November 2021. On this day in 1872, the first ever International Football match took place: Scotland 0 - 0 England. Perhaps I should re-open my campaign to unite the country's sports teams. C1: Champion Stu Har...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 29 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 110)
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Monday 29 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 110)

Annedown CIX on a day where I started a new job. Countdown recap for Monday 29 November 2021. On this day in 1972 the first game, Pong, was launched. C1: Champion Stu Harkness (3 wins, 348 points.) Maths teacher from Tweedbank. Has a ponytail and an alice band. He plugs the guest, so much so that th...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 26 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 109)
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Friday 26 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 109)

Annedown CVIII on a day where I've had my hair done, which is too short for my dad and still slightly too long for me. Countdown recap for Friday 26 November 2021. On this day in 1942, Casablanca premiered in New York... so Anne jokes about plastic surgery, and Rachel snipes at her... oof. C1: Champ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 25 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 108)
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Thursday 25 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 108)

Annedown CVII on my last day at my current job before starting my new one on Monday. Countdown recap for Thursday 25 November 2021. It's one month to go before Christmas, so it's "Shopping Reminder Day" according to Anne. C1: Champion Stu Harkness (1 win, 148 points.) From Tweedbank. Apter...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 24 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 107)
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Wednesday 24 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 107)

Annedown CVI on a day where I woke up at 4am, all ready to watch India vs New Zealand, First Test, before realising... it's actually Thursday it starts. Not today. Countdown recap for Wednesday 24 November 2021. On this day in 2005 pubs were allowed to stay open for 24 hours for the first time. C1: ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 23 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 106)
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Tuesday 23 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 106)

Annedown CV on Doctor Who day. Hoping that Russell T Davies, when he returns in 2022, will find a way to retcon the ridiculous "Timeless Child" arc. Countdown recap for Tuesday 23 November 2021. OTD in 1889, the first jukebox was installed in San Francisco. Anne has dug out one of her old ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 138
Views: 68206

Re: Only Connect

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Great R2 question tonight, which most members of this forum should get. (Highlight to reveal) 5 | Exact // 10 points 3 | 1-5 away // 7 points 2 | 6-10 away // 5 points 1 | ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 22 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 105)
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Monday 22 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 105)

Annedown CIV in the week I started my final week in my current job before starting a new one next week. You wait 18 months for a job and then two come along at once... Countdown recap for Monday 22 November 2021. On this day in 1890, Charles De Gaulle, former French president was born. According to ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: The "busy status" debacle
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: The "busy status" debacle

Busy when i'm there just for chat + doing other things in life, available when i'm fine with someone challenging me, seeking when I actually want a challenge. There's definitely people i'd rather have challenge me at that specific time than others which is why i'm also sometimes on busy - such is l...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 19 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 104)
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Friday 19 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 104)

Annedown CIII. Today is International Men's Day and also World Toilet Day. Anne is trying to make a joke, but Rachel points out that there's serious issues behind them, although neither Anne nor Rachel mention the most crucial fact: suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45. So there are importa...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 18 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 103)
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Thursday 18 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 103)

Annedown CII and thanks to Children in Need I'm digging out some of my very best Basil Brush jokes for this recap. Countdown recap for Thursday 18 November 2021. It's Mickey Mouse Day, says Anne, whose first appearance was 1928, apparently. Not to be confused with Yakko Warner. C1: Champion Jack Mil...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 17 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 102)
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Wednesday 17 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 102)

It’s definitely post-Covid, or at least post-2015, I had my makeup done next to Susie!

He just seemed overly made-up to me, and it didn’t look like it was deliberate. I recall that I have often struggled in the past when caked in an unnecessary foundation layer.
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

Am... I the only person who has the news on in the background when working from home? I've worked in offices with BBC One / BBC News / Sky News on...? I usually have music on. In the office, the Comms staff always have news on, but where there's a telly elsewhere (rarely), they were only usually on...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 720
Views: 337531

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

It’s all fading away a bit now, but I had a dream about watching George Armstrong on RuPaul’s Drag Race (the drag name being “The Yorkshire SLAY-er”) and then I managed to substitute for him for the Snatch Game to do my impression of Anne Robinson.
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 17 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 102)
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Wednesday 17 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 102)

Annedown CI and I'm on the verge of yet another breakdown. Is there anyone I haven't pissed off today? Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 November 2021. On this day, the soundtrack of the film "The Bodyguard" was released - the best-selling soundtrack of all time. I suspect that's more to do...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 16 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 101)
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Tuesday 16 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 101)

Annedown C and it looks like the verdict is in on her. Meanwhile, I appear to be the only person who has the news on in the background when working from home...? Countdown recap for Tuesday 16 November 2021. On this day, The Sound of Music first came out. C1: Champion Ali Keys (1 win, 102 points.) 6...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

Am... I the only person who has the news on in the background when working from home? I've worked in offices with BBC One / BBC News / Sky News on...?
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1074
Views: 1045322

Re: Politics in General

Mark James wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:23 am
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Meanwhile my "working from home" schedule has turned into filtering data with GB News on in the background.
I count having things on in the background and consuming their output as watching them.
I don’t count having a news channel on in the background as “watching” it.