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by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

I feel a bit like living in London is cheating as I've had quite a lot of walked past/cycled past/saw on the tube encounters with celebrities of various stature, which I can try and recall but I suspect you're not that interested in. A really shit celebrity spot would be Big Brother 16 contestant Aa...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 74
Views: 8506

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

so if it was sunday you would think "this Monday" was 6 days ago?
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 74
Views: 8506

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

this monday is the next monday to exist not including today if today is a monday. sometimes next monday can be this monday.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The first lexicographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: The first lexicographer

Haha good work Mark.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Facebook Culls
Replies: 19
Views: 1368

Re: Facebook Culls

I always mean to "remove some people at some point" (definitely not organised enough to call it a "cull", especially as I reminds me of how wanky it is when people announce they are going to do a cull before they do so - yawn) but yeah, laziness. My favourite facebook hobby is saying yes to Countdow...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 204
Views: 51943

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Also you don't even have to remove the peeler from the surface of the potato to continue peeling.
I'd go so far as to say that if you do remove the peeler from the surface of the potato, you won't be able to continue peeling at all.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) - 16 May 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

Re: Countdown in London (CO:LON) - 16 May 2020

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:42 am
Great to see this is back, definitely in for this currently :D :D :D
More or less definitely than every other event held this year?
by Matt Morrison
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) - 16 May 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

Re: Countdown in London (CO:LON) - 16 May 2020

I don't think the "family and friends" option has been a thing for a year or two now. It's the other way round - when you're just sending money without it being tied to a third party transaction (e.g. eBay), the assumption is that it is (what was) for "friends and family" and you have to explicitly ...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: ProRanks history video
Replies: 11
Views: 1004

Re: ProRanks history video

nice work Tom!

What was Ned up to with his 2348? Who is Jake Thornhill?
by Matt Morrison
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 3087

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

Imagine thinking that Rachel had an extra curricular interest in you and it turns out that it's just Damian stalking you. Love it.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 130814

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Also I would be tempted to put people who do name their kids after themselves in the people you shouldn't trust thread. It's not only narcissistic but shows a total lack of imagination. Good call, although sometimes it might be a "family tradition" rather than narcissism. Still fails on the total l...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:43 am
Fiona T wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:43 pm
Why do Jill and Jonathan get a star? How does one earn a star? :)
I was wondering too. Can't be the curry.
First two signups for Spin the Bottle in the afternoon break.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40 pm
Put Jono and the Morricocks down for the curry too.
Whilst this is a hilarious joke, it has the potential to cause confusion and annoyance for the organisers, us, and for you.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 129401

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who sit next to you on a table seat when there are empty double seats nearby. This is fine. As a tall person, I want a table seat because I am more comfortable without having to have knees pressed into the seat in front. And of course there are plenty of other reasons to do with the actual t...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Ah fuck me. Really should have sorted out the hotel before it went crazy. Was £55 for Saturday night last time I looked. It's like the Lincoln Travelodge caught AIDS.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Ah yes, I did. That is why my name appears on the first post in this thread. Because I paid.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Re: No Shit Sherlock

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
The bad person in that scenario is Rachel Riley, unless he was bullying her personally.
If it was purely a block based in a difference of opinion, that's disappointing.
I think you're disappointing.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 572
Views: 175047

Re: Is Apterous down?

Charlie Reams wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:52 pm
Please don't chat in this thread, I have to drop everything to read new posts in here (including my trousers).
by Matt Morrison
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 129401

Re: People you shouldn't trust

If either of you want, or don't want, to forgive me for being correct then that's fine, or not fine.
by Matt Morrison
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 129401

Re: People you shouldn't trust

If you're talking someone describing themselves I believe the difference lies in eating vs the whole of life. However, if you're talking on a menu, then yeah generally they are used interchangeably although some places use a more literal version of plant-based - e.g. an Oreo is vegan, but it is not ...
by Matt Morrison
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 5538

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

I might as well do live music while I'm here. If you go to see a band live it's not as good as listening to their recorded music. Objectively, I agree. in terms of technique etc, it's never going to be as polished. But the energy of the musicians and the crowd, the show, the volume allowing the mus...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 256
Views: 85536

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Gevin on the baking show (credit to Heather).

Image
by Matt Morrison
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 10012

Re: FOCAL Finals -- Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, 23 November 2019

That made me chuckle more than it had any right to.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 11036

Re: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

Absolute hotel wheeler and dealer
by Matt Morrison
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

absolutely consensual
by Matt Morrison
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 42455

Re: Religion

She possibly is, though I think she a) hates C4C and b) tries to avoid doing work outside of work. But I'll ask!
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Callum Todd wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:00 pm
A family room for up to 4 people seems to cost £105 for both Friday and Saturday nights. Looking for 3 people to share with to bring costs down to just £26.25 per person. Let me know if interested.
You enquired as to what this room is made up of? Guessing a double and two singles.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 42455

Re: Religion

Haha, ghreat.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 77
Views: 32102

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

There is definitely lots of interesting discussion to be had here. I think part of the reason that before/after makes such a big difference is because apterous (the real community rather than Countdown I think it's fair to say) is a real word-of-mouth thing. For nearly every example of someone who c...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 77
Views: 32102

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Definitely shouldn't count. This is Countdowners you've met outside Countdown stuff, I think you'd consider family and friends to be family and friends before you categorise them as Countdowners. If that makes sense.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 12227

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

and how nice and friendly I am
by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 15626

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

Can't find the Facebook event, has it been done yet or am I just being stupid? Sure I saw something about the curry house at one point and wanted to check it out.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 77
Views: 32102

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Fun reading through this. Absolutely bewildering that Mark Deeks used to think audience for Countdown recordings should count. Ridiculous. Also - Jen - can you expand on your inclusion of Paul Sinha? I think you have to spend time with him after the show for it to count, not just be in the audience ...
by Matt Morrison
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 12227

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Updated for age old Makepeace, and fresh McColm. (12)
  • Michelle
  • Ryan
  • Gevin
  • Jono
  • Bayfield
  • Corby
  • Deeks
  • Laverty
  • Garner
  • Springtits
  • Makepeace
  • McColm
by Matt Morrison
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 256
Views: 85536

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Conor Travers was on yesterday's Question Time at about 47:53.
Haha, that's really good. I was kind of tired when I watched that episode (side note, it really pissed me off, such cunts everywhere) and I knew I kind of recognised that guy's face from somewhere but couldn't place it. Great work.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Deliberately misquoting people using homonyms
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Deliberately misquoting people using homonyms

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:29 pm
I want a trans crypt.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Shattered Kryptonite
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: Shattered Kryptonite

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:37 am
Did it break into 2 small pieces and the rest large?
Nice
by Matt Morrison
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 11036

Re: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

Haven't really been paying attention to the Travelodge prices, has anyone else? £52 at the moment which seems highly reasonable.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:44 pm
I'm surprised they didn't MENTION the 7 in round 10.
what was it
by Matt Morrison
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

CO means CO.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 130814

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why has it become a thing that sites where yo have to log in now have a separate page for your username and password? It used to always be one under the other, but now you enter your username and click "next" to get the bit where you enter your password. There'd better be a fucking good reason for ...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 129401

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:44 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:14 am
People who call a PIN a "pin number".
Same people who refers to ATMs as ATM machine.
I do believe there is a word for this.....I think it was on Only Connect
Edit it is called RAS syndrome
tis a tautology, and yeah it was an OC round once.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 6365

Re: Kryptonite

also earth is a shit prize because it's the third most common element
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 6365

Re: Kryptonite

TMI
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 572
Views: 175047

Re: Is Apterous down?

Is Phil Collinge up?
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 48
Views: 14023

Re: FOCAL scoring system

Haha wow. That Sinclair-McCullagh example is brutal.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 19510

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:58 pm
MAKE ME DADDY HANCOCK
This is why punctuation is good sometimes.
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 219
Views: 51561

Re: Coincidence

I like it. Especially the extra detail you've treated C4c to. Mostly I enjoy the thought of you pondering termagent and ptarmigan on your commute.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 19510

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Fuck it, I'm probably down for this. It might be something we talk about for years.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 10892

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

what are the vegan options
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown
Replies: 19
Views: 5662

Re: Best Apterites who haven't appeared on Countdown

I think it means best at Countdown not best full stop.
by Matt Morrison
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Missile Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

Re: Missile Guidance

why didn't jim like this
by Matt Morrison
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Invite
Replies: 3
Views: 2037

Re: Invite

What is your mum like