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by Matt Morrison
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

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: 14
Views: 4867

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: 452
Views: 25236

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: 14
Views: 4867

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: 452
Views: 25236

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: 27353

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: 27353

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: 10141

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: 14
Views: 4867

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: 27353

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: 10141

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: 234
Views: 72011

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: 156

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: 694

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: 7
Views: 1967

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: 684

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: 630

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: 574
Views: 109223

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: 566
Views: 106743

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: 4433

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: 4433

Re: Kryptonite

TMI
by Matt Morrison
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 528
Views: 156093

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: 26
Views: 9341

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: 11117

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: 48205

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: 11117

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: 18
Views: 8532

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: 18
Views: 3441

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: 2296

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: 1381

Re: Invite

What is your mum like
by Matt Morrison
Thu May 23, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 3262

Re: Negative picking

Part of the problem is probably the word "negative". That seems quite subjective when we're talking really about "tactical" picking. Any negativity can seemingly only be perceived by people other than the picker.
by Matt Morrison
Thu May 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 3262

Re: Negative picking

Unfortunate. I knew there'd be some form of Gevspergers in response to my post It's very rare for me to do anything like that. I feel misrepresented. I guess this was the "Edited". Gev still has some space to manoeuvre as you said "seen" instead of "scene". Unless this was part of the edit and you ...
by Matt Morrison
Fri May 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11117

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

yes
by Matt Morrison
Wed May 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11117

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

can I get focal points
by Matt Morrison
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Round of 16
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Apterous World Cup 2018: Round of 16

Yeah me and you are going to have a wooden spoon decider match to see who is allowed to leave the group and rejoin the real world.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup 2018: Round of 16
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Apterous World Cup 2018: Round of 16

Previously: Announcement | Qualifying | Team Assignations and Group Stage Draw Before I carry on, I must absolutely apologise for one of the worst run tournaments ever. Sorry. Battling uphill from Day 1 I think due to starting it after the real World Cup hype had already died. Will try harder next ...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 115480

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished True Detective season 3. Had held off season 2 because of the poor reviews for years, but watched 2 and 3 in close succession. Thought 2 was pretty decent - it's only poor in comparison to how good season 1 was, it's not really poor at all reviewed objectively as a standalone drama. St...
by Matt Morrison
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5289

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

How is life post-marathon guys? Back to speed?
by Matt Morrison
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 234
Views: 72011

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

I think he's pointing at the ref.

Anyway, am I even a Countdown person? Aw, shucks.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5289

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

What time did this finish? There was nothing on the feed after Question Time (about 11:45). I was hoping to catch the end. Times are listed on Graeme's absolutely fucking awesome livecap site. I think it was about 2335 they finished (not time for another complete game, and had to get into the main ...
by Matt Morrison
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 9526

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

Haha oops. Not a good sign when you can't even spell a two-letter word. Still no idea on yours though.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 9526

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

Ben Wilson wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:21 pm
there are plenty of top players who haven't got around to their first chances yet *cough* MB *cough* RF *cough*
Weird way to spell MM and TB. (Seriously have no idea who you mean though.)
by Matt Morrison
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 31095

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend.
Just like to let everyone know there will be a parkrun happening over the weekend for Colin 2020 too. And Colin 2022.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 109223

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Is it refusing to print or showing as offline? Mine has improved to almost perfection by checking out the Window settings for auto on/off, and now I never turn the printer off myself but leave it to turn itself to low-power standby/off and then get automatically woken again by network traffic rather...
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What could you make Gevin do to run faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

What could you make Gevin do to run faster?

If this thread didn't exist, and Gevin thought your advice was serious and that you were a generally a honest and intelligent person, what do you think you could make him do if you told him that it would help him get a faster PB at a park run?

I will start with:
- shave his head
by Matt Morrison
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 109223

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Is it a wireless network printer? I have one of these, and I've finally got to grips with it, but the first few weeks it was a fucking nightmare of connection issues. If it's not wireless then you're just stupid.
by Matt Morrison
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 29
Views: 10699

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Glad I consider Ryan a real friend.
by Matt Morrison
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 109223

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I think you kind of answered your question at the end there, though you started with "hard to get", which I'd read as a matter of availability and access, and ended with "a bit rubbish", which I read as a judgement on quality. I may have got both or either of those readings wrong. I've had some very...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 109223

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

You're definitely right that it's a thing. I don't think this is the original site (although it does look shit enough to have been going for 15-20 years) but there is http://stuffonmycat.com. That said, maybe it's not as widespread a natural impulse as it might feel as I'm sure successful blogs in t...
by Matt Morrison
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 20608

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

What generic group would you assign them to? Crisps?
by Matt Morrison
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 20608

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

I've just realised in my head I kind of count poppadoms as a bread.
by Matt Morrison
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 20608

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

But real Indians eat with their hands, with bread, or if not bread then you most definitely need rice (which surely fits with your "carbs sap my curry hole" point). So you can totally get down without the bread or rice if you're spooning, but bringing up how Indians eat doesn't work for you.
by Matt Morrison
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 6553

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Nonsense. You only have to look at sexy truffles, which don't exist in fist-sized versions, to know you're talking shit. Some reasons why small chocolates might not exist in large form: - they are higher quality and would be too expensive for the consumer to eat in one go at a larger size - they are...