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by JimBentley
Thu May 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Re: Negative picking

So when me and Zarte were doing the second marathon, we had a conversation about the concept of "negative picking". Essentially - and none of this is a criticism - Zarte thought I was picking negatively because I overwhelmingly picked three-vowel letters rounds. For what it's worth, not for a singl...
by JimBentley
Thu May 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Then you would get a truer reflexion of which song deserves to win This is totally off-topic but I enjoyed your use of "reflexion" rather than "reflection" here, you don't see that any more. I used to read a lot of Agatha Christie stuff when I was very much younger and was always struck by her use ...
by JimBentley
Thu May 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 551
Views: 87839

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Tim Down wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 11:58 am
Also, I cross zeds, which I can't believe is trustworthy.
You monster!

In Fiona's diagram, I do 3 - 1 -2. Isn't that more normal?
by JimBentley
Thu May 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 1407

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:32 pm
I've added a poll just to gauge opinion.
Can you add a "not sure" or "can't possibly know" option? I genuinely don't know and can't go for a binary choice.
by JimBentley
Thu May 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 1407

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

With almost 100% certainty no, she wasn't. One of my interests is in longevity and I've been following it for a number of years now and am thoroughly convinced of her case. For those unaware, to be validated by the GRG (gerontology research group) you have to have at least 3 (I think) documents sup...
by JimBentley
Thu May 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 1407

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

I'm actually sort of still with you (in that I think it's more likely than not that some kind of fraud went on) but Conor raises some good points. Far as I know, she only ever lived in a small town and it's really stretching credulity that everyone there would have been in on it. And really, who tak...
by JimBentley
Wed May 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 1407

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

Was this the Japanese guy or is that someone else entirely? I remember him being in the Guinness Book of Records having reached 120 but when I looked him up again a while ago doubts had emerged. Yep, that was him. I got a few details wrong though as I was going from memory but I've found my 1984 Gu...
by JimBentley
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 1407

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

I'm not surprised, this sort of thing isn't at all unusual. I remember reading a really old Guinness Book Of Records that my grandma had (1960 edition I think) and it was noted in there that the longevity records attract far more fraudulent claims than any other. They were at the time dealing with (...
by JimBentley
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 70
Views: 16579

Re: How much do you weigh?

Do you feel/look thinner? No, not at all, it's a bit weird. I know 10-10 isn't so different to 11-7 but even so, you would think I might do. But I can't tell any difference at all. Just weighed myself again and I'm a another kilo lighter than last time, despite having eaten a shitload of food and h...
by JimBentley
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 70
Views: 16579

Re: How much do you weigh?

I hope this doesn't come across as offensive to people who do struggle with their weight, but I do kind of have the opposite problem in that I can't seem to put on any weight these days however hard I try. I stuff myself with all the bad food, pasties and pies and biscuits and crisps - oh so many cr...
by JimBentley
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 551
Views: 87839

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who go to the toilet on their lunch break. Don't waste a perfectly good bathroom break you capitalist boot awlickers. When you gotta you gotta go. Members of the proletariat who can't hold it in to stick it to the bourgeoisie. Straight to the gulag with you. Couldn't agree more. Marc is evid...
by JimBentley
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Can you ever forgive me? - Kinda bleak and sad yet funny and in a way uplifting. Worth watching. I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I love Melissa McCarthy. I've only seen her in comedy roles up until now and can't wait to see what she's like in something more serious. A lot of comedians tr...
by JimBentley
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Mandy, psychedelic revenge flick with Nicolas Cage in top form. It's gorgeously shot. One of the best looking movies ever. A real face melter. Highly recommend. Nicolas Cage is amazing. The accepted story seems to be that he blew all the money that he'd made from his early successful f...
by JimBentley
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 455
Views: 67015

Re: Politics in General

By the way, what do we think of Amber Rudd talking about coloured people? Personally, I think it's amazing that someone at that level of politics isn't completely aware of such no-go words. But I don't think it shows any racism really (as much as it is nice to stick the boot into a Tory) - it's jus...
by JimBentley
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 455
Views: 67015

Re: Politics in General

It's been amusingly shambolic so far, there couldn't really have been a worse start. They haven't exactly put a dream team together, have they? Mike Gapes, for chrissakes. Going to be interesting to see how it develops over the next few days, though, could be some others joining them. Very surprise...
by JimBentley
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 455
Views: 67015

Re: Politics in General

Wow, a break from endless Brexit stories. Something semi-interesting has happened: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/18/chuka-umunna-and-other-mps-set-to-quit-labour-party It's been amusingly shambolic so far, there couldn't really have been a worse start. They haven't exactly put a drea...
by JimBentley
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

All fine, until tonight, when I watched my final episode, "The National Anthem"...The entire premise was distasteful and ludicrous. I'm amazed the series wasn't pulled after episode 1. Probably because outside of Bible-Belt America, TV stations tend not to be run by concerned prudes. The days of Ma...
by JimBentley
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 455
Views: 67015

Re: Politics in General

MP Robert Halfon thinks we should scrap GCSEs . And even though he's a Tory, I agree with him. We go to school to learn stuff, and I think it should be a safe learning environment, not something for employers to be able to use against you at a later date if you haven't paid enough attention. Obviou...
by JimBentley
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 8866

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

A belt. Me neither. They're just for people who go on a diet after buying their trousers. I've always found that if I get jeans or whatever in my actual waist size, though, they're too tight in the legs (I know that's been variously fashionable over the years, but I just find it uncomfortable). So ...
by JimBentley
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 537
Views: 91139

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

You need two implements - whether it's a knife and a fork, two forks, a spoon and a fork or whatever. I have a friend who eats with just a fork and it's really frustrating watching him chase bits of food around the plate with it. Either that or you end up shoving bits of food onto your fork with yo...
by JimBentley
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV & Hangover results
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Re: COLIN XV & Hangover results

Just to echo what Graeme said, major thanks to Ben for organising (and as ever to Jill for helping out). The event ran like a dream, and I'm sure a lot of preparation goes into making that happen, so serious thanks to Ben for his hard work and dedication, it really is appreciated. I'd also like to t...
by JimBentley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen "Predestination"? It's another relatively low-budget film (although not as low-budget as "Primer", obviously) that deals with time travel, but in a completely different way. To begin with, it seemed as though it was going to be a bit slow, but the story becomes really compelling and I e...
by JimBentley
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Arrival. It was alright. It was a bit dreary in terms of the colour pallete, very un sci-fi like. And it went a bit weird in the end in the same way Interstellar did where it strays more into the fi than the sci. Still worth the watch. Amy Adams is always good. I found that this was one of ...
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 537
Views: 91139

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

At the risk of going a bit Philomena Cunk on this, how did the concept of money even start? I know that there was the barter system, where you'd exchange a cow for a certain amount of grain, or whatever, and that makes sense. But the whole concept of money makes no sense to me at all. Honestly, I fe...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 537
Views: 91139

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

OK, here's one for the economics people: If every country's economy has a fiscal deficit (and all major economies do) then who is the interest on their loans paid to? Where are such loans taken out? We hear (for instance) that the UK must pay £30 billion to service its debt each year, but where does...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 26580

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

Travelodge Black Friday code 25OFF will give you Travelodge for £60.75 Exclusive 15% cashback on Quidco takes it down to £51.64 (not sure how long this rate is on as it's extraordinarily high) Use the £2.50 today-only Quidco offer for £49.14 That's pretty fucking good. If you're not a Quidco member...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Fleabag - Not finding it as funny as I thought I would? The Obama scene was very entertaining though. I've not watched this because I was put off by the Guardian's constant articles about how it was The Greatest Comedy Show Ever Made And So Transgressive And Amazing And Empowering. Whereas if the g...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many combos?
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: How many combos?

Did it woohoo. How do I upload a pic? This board doesn't do image hosting, so you'll need to upload it somewhere else and then link to it. I've used Imgur in the past but they've somehow managed to break their direct linking facility recently and it doesn't work anymore, but there are plenty of oth...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Fleabag - Not finding it as funny as I thought I would? The Obama scene was very entertaining though. I've not watched this because I was put off by the Guardian's constant articles about how it was The Greatest Comedy Show Ever Made And So Transgressive And Amazing And Empowering. Whereas if the g...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many combos?
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: How many combos?

This is quite an interesting problem if you're looking to do it within a single cell. I like trying to do this sort of thing for the sake of neatness, but often it's just easier and quicker to take another route. Like Tom said, seven individual IF statements in separate cells, combined into an eight...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A load of old tats
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: A load of old tats

Just piercings. Stretched ears and two pierced nipples There was a guy on Masterchef yesterday with massively stretched ear piercings (like, both earlobes were just big holes with what looked like black plastic rings to keep the holes open) and I'd be terrified that something could get caught in on...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

To expand on this further, I'm not sure it's really about empathy anyway. There are a lot of things where people are like "OMG, this is like so amazeballs", and I'm like "Yeah, it's OK" and quite often these are things that have nothing to do with human emotions. For example, Jono's ridiculous reac...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

This isn't even about being unwilling to show emotion. I think it's more about not forming a particularly strong emotional attachment to a fictional character you first encountered half an hour ago. No, I think it's about empathy. You have many good traits, you're funny, you're clever, I could go o...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A load of old tats
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: A load of old tats

Just piercings. Stretched ears and two pierced nipples There was a guy on Masterchef yesterday with massively stretched ear piercings (like, both earlobes were just big holes with what looked like black plastic rings to keep the holes open) and I'd be terrified that something could get caught in on...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

This isn't even about being unwilling to show emotion. I think it's more about not forming a particularly strong emotional attachment to a fictional character you first encountered half an hour ago. No, I think it's about empathy. You have many good traits, you're funny, you're clever, I could go o...
by JimBentley
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I don't know if this is just me, but some of the reactions that some people on here have to some television programmes is completely alien to me. I'm never "in bits" after watching anything, and to be honest I find it a little bit weird. Am I the weird one? I used to be like that when I was much yo...
by JimBentley
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 8866

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Everyone else I know has a proper mobile phone (by which I mean a smartphone), but I still don't have one. I've never really felt the need to get one as whether at work or at home, I'm in front of a computer anyway and there's nothing a smartphone can do that I can't do on a computer. I do have an o...
by JimBentley
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The episode that I don't think I could bear to watch again, for very different reasons, is The Harrowing from series 1. Brilliantly done but genuinely disturbing. And had some really funny lines: "It's just like giving birth...but in reverse!" etc. But yeah, that ending was a bit much, wouldn't lik...
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Primer - What was that all about? ?/10 Finally watched this and it's amazing. 100% totally recommended, would see again (I think I need to because I definitely didn't understand it all the first time and I've looked at diagrams and everything. Should have made it clearer that I too recommend it. Ha...
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 423
Views: 94462

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Inside No. 9 really is tremendous, isn't it? Really glad there's going to be another series. I've enjoyed every episode in one way or another but as Marc has said, "The Twelve Days Of Christine" is the real standout, probably the best half hour of television I've ever seen (and I've been watching TV...
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:25 pm
Primer - What was that all about? ?/10
Finally watched this and it's amazing. 100% totally recommended, would see again (I think I need to because I definitely didn't understand it all the first time and I've looked at diagrams and everything.
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A load of old tats
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: A load of old tats

I'm in two minds about tattoos. Some of them can look absolutely amazing and I'd describe them as genuine works of art. One of my friends has some sort of Lovecraftian monster that winds around his torso, really detailed and colourful (took weeks to do, I remember him getting it) and it does look in...
by JimBentley
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 13510

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I've seen many a stoppage caused by a good body shot But that's a stoppage, not a knockout, they're completely different things! I'm not making any kind of value judgement on boxing here, I quite enjoy watching it, but let's not pretend it doesn't engender risks for the participants, most often man...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler ...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 13510

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I don't have a nomination, but am protesting against the inclusion of boxers - whose objective is to inflict brain injury - the one part of the body which never heals. (They even wear padded gloves to protect themselves against injuring themselves in doing so.) :( I don't think their purpose is to ...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 66473

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler i...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 13510

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I concur again with Bradman. I find this weird. I don't think I could say who the greatest ever sportsman would be, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't choose a cricketer. Cricket doesn't test athletic abilities in any meaningful way and one person's influence over the team performance is only ever goin...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Re: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake

Because I have loads going on in my life right now, I was just reading this news story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46044014 The Belgian was an unused sub for the League Two strugglers in Saturday's draw with Newport but feels like he can have a big impact for Jim Bentley's men. Jim Bentle...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?
Replies: 18
Views: 6443

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

I have a vague memory of hearing that you can go back on Countdown as a contestant if it's at least 10 years after your prior appearance. Am I talking shit or is this actually a reality? It's real. Would be great to see you back on there and I can't see a reason for you to be turned down. Go for it.
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 226
Views: 64359

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Stephen Holford wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Steve Pemberton from the League of Gentlemen

Image
That is excellent. I rarely see any of these likenesses but that is spot-on.
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 2465

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

I think the day of the 36th Countdown anniversary was also amazingly Damian's 5000th episode. It was really funny, because filming started as ever but Rachel kicked it off with some tribute material to the occasion. Susie and Nick were obviously in on the act and as the anecdotes got more and more ...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 158488

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I have to just mention that I've never had a dream related to Countdown - or any of the people I've met through Countdown - in any way. I find this a bit odd, because a lot of my dreams are just re-hashes of stuff that has happened to me but with details slightly changed. A few years back, I was hav...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 28
Views: 8637

Re: What Degrees do you have

I went to university but I don't have a degree. It's a very long and convoluted story of a slow-motion fuck-up. I'm going to have a go at writing it all down, as it's quite an entertaining story, but not one for tonight. Maybe tomorrow. [edit] Started to do this and got sidetracked into a story abou...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 16465

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Porn films are excellent for this sort of thing, there's some genuine creativity in some of the titles. All of these are real: Gulp Fiction The Bone Ranger Oklahomo! School of Cock Porn on the 4th of July King Dong Fill Bill The Long Ranger And slightly cheating: Saturday Night Beaver Night Of The G...
by JimBentley
Tue May 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 7567

Re: Where are They Now ?

I think he has a thing about cheats. He was berating John Higgins at the snooker this year (I believe he was once found guilty of throwing games ). There was quite a lot of this online during the World Championships last month, but wasn't it just one the News of the World's entrapments by "fake she...
by JimBentley
Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 7567

Re: Where are They Now ?

Quite surprised at some of the names mentioned here. Tom Hargreaves is still very much around; I don't think I've met him in person since the very first COLIN but we've been friends on Facebook for a while and by all accounts is having a good time. Kirk, obviously is a superstar darts caller and can...
by JimBentley
Fri May 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 7567

Re: Where are They Now ?

I'm more interested in the more historic names - Harvey Freeman, Allan Saldanha, for example. Harvey Freeman was always a bit of an enigma, wasn't he? Nobody seems to know anything much about him at all. I've tried in the past to find out about his life outside of Countdown and have always turned u...
by JimBentley
Mon May 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 29
Views: 8465

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I thought Clarkson hadn't been too bad as host, but that howler with the ibex question was unforgivable. As examples of What Not To Do As A Quiz Show Host go, saying (exact words) "I'm not even going to look at the screen" before confidently telling the contestant they've got the answer right must ...
by JimBentley
Wed May 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 4947

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Lots of my faves were given the boot last night- FYR Macedonia, Switzerland (in particular whom I voted for several times as she delivered a great performance with a great song, and plus they have been underrated for a few years now) and also sad that Azerbaijan and Belgium did not pass. Most shock...
by JimBentley
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 46708

Re: Deathwatch 2018

I knew that Avicii was ill but his death today was a bit shocking. He becomes the latest high-profile member of the 27 club, probably the best-known since Amy Winehouse.

(edit: I definitely read earlier that he was 27, but it turns out he was actually 28. Still tragically young).