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by Gavin Chipper
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

And more importantly, on what date will parkruns come back?
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I've read the blog post now. Not listened to the interview though!

Another thing that annoys me is the "Stay at Home" message that's permanently on the screen on Channel 4. Government propaganda on Channel 4.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I've also seen that although the PM said only one form of exercise a day that is only actually law in Wales. I should say that at present I'm more inclined to the view that we should be doing what we know is right, rather than looking for loopholes. What the government say and what we consider to b...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 65)
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 65)

There was a round in this game where DC couldn't better 6 and I got four 7s. I think these included TAILORS and GIAOURS.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I'd very much hope she was actually fined for doing something against the law, which was aggravated by her refusal to give her name. If the police ask for your name and what you are doing, you are perfectly entitled to respond "Going about my lawful business, officer". (Do not try this at home, or ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Whether you think it's a good thing or a bad thing, we are very much living in a police state right now. (Woman fined for not telling police who she was or what she was up to at a train station.)
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138466

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't spell and pronounce it "Linkedln", because that's what it looks like and what it deserves to be called. (As in with a lower case ELL, not a capital EYE.)
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Wiki
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Apterous Wiki

I think it's solely Charlie.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The police dyed a blue lagoon black to deter visitors. Talk about police state. Fake news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-22843481 Well, that's an article from 2013 when they dyed it black for a completely different reason. It's probably just how they deal with things. Too ma...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The police dyed a blue lagoon black to deter visitors. Talk about police state. By the way, according to this BBC article : Take exercise. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "People will only be allowed to leave their home for... one form of exercise a day". That sounds like a clear legal order - an...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Wiki
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Apterous Wiki

Charlie said on Apterous that it's broken but without elaborating.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th March 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Spoilers for 30th March 2020.

Howie Myers wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:21 am
r3 alt - SUNGAZE
Not in as far as I can see.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:27 pm
You're biased as fuck because you love exercising. Spare a thought for people who like being social and people who like touching stuff.
True.

Anyway, another example of this turning people into dickheads - people trying to stop shops from selling Easter eggs because they're not essential.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

In this BBC article , it says In the letter, being sent to 30 million homes, the prime minister warned stricter restrictions could be put in place if necessary. One worry is that they will further restrict exercise, by e.g. having a time limit rather than just "once a day" and also restricting how f...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Callum Todd wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:10 am
Carol Vorderman on BBC Coronavirus newscast last evening. Brief Countdown chat at the start.
Countdown to the apocalypse.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think there are a lot of people whose health might actually benefit from this. People who normally do no exercise and are now cooped up in their houses are told that they can go out to exercise once a day - once more than they normally do! And perhaps through boredom they're more likely to do it ...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus watch
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Coronavirus watch

This is kind of pot luck really. But as we're here: 1. Nick Hewer 2. Rachel Riley 3. Susie Dent 4. Gyles Brandreth (might as well keep it Countdown related with these four) 5. Donald Trump 6. Angela Merkel 7. Greta Thunberg 8. Emmanuel Macron 9. Justin Trudeau 10. Scott Morrison Obviously not everyo...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Some people are phoning the police because they think their neighbours are going out to exercise twice. I think this sort of thing can bring the best and worst out in people. (In this case the worst obviously.)
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 224
Views: 65483

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:51 pm
I was going to post a Coronavirus watch.
Listing ten people to contract it , not necessarily die from it
Anyone interested ?
Yeah, do a thread though.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Boris Johnson originally just wanted to carry on as normal so we'd get herd immunity when 60% of people had got this coronavirus. So I suppose he's just doing his bit.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Introducing: the Focal Talk podcast (episode 1 out now)
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: Introducing: the Focal Talk podcast (episode 1 out now)

I've just listened to the full version of this. While I thought it was interesting in parts, I think it perhaps lacked direction, and the conversation with James Haughton seemed to drag at points, with it seeming to turn into a round by round discussion of some of his games at one point. I'll probab...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Boris has it
This shit got real.
Prince Charles already has it. If by "real" we mean even posh twats are getting it.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

They could put an edited version on All 4. And do they still have that repeat slot at around 5am?
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Just in case anyone hasn't seen, here's the reason why we had no show on Tuesday, from Rachel herself.... Something lighthearted was said when we recorded back in November which could be interpreted differently in today’s world. Was a last minute decision erring on the side of sensitivity. Doesn't ...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: NHS-worship
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: NHS-worship

This sort of thread is what makes C4C great, regardless of whether one agrees with the specific content. I can't imagine a discussion like this appearing in my Facebook feed without getting shut down immediately. Anyway - there are lots of aspects to the NHS. So what do people mean when they say it'...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

One of my neighbours is always gardening. I saw him out there today, and he briefly stepped into the lane before going back again. And I said "That's his one outing allowed. If he does that again, I'm calling the police."
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think there are a lot of people whose health might actually benefit from this. People who normally do no exercise and are now cooped up in their houses are told that they can go out to exercise once a day - once more than they normally do! And perhaps through boredom they're more likely to do it n...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I had a weird chest infection around the end of February too, was given antibiotics and didn't think anything further of it, was told it couldn't possible be COVID as I hadn't come into contact with anyone with it. Fast forward to this weekend just gone, I've got an elevated temperature and my sens...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Just been to Tesco's. It all seemed pretty dystopian.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Fiona T wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Apparently available on Sky's all 4 catchup service (according to digitalspy). Curiouser and curiouser.
This also happened.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best lexico example sentences
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Best lexico example sentences

Found this under SHART which made me laugh: ‘I just sharted all down my leg, and I don't know how to hide it from people seeing it at the supermarket.’ https://www.lexico.com/definition/shart Weird, I can't see that sentence listed. ‘I've had things happen that my emergency kit in the truck has hel...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think some of the measures brought in yesterday are an overreaction. The problem is groups of people together, not people out alone or with their families. So there's no sensible reason to say you can only go out once to exercise. There's no problem with someone spending their entire day faffing a...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Coronavirus is a Channel 4 conspiracy so they could take Countdown off the air for a bit and bring it back with Rachel no longer pregnant so it doesn't look like she's pregnant one day and back to work after giving birth the next day.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1443

COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think we need one of these to discuss everything about our experiences and opinions etc. Personally I think a lot of people and indeed whole countries are struggling to get the balance right. Closing restaurants, pubs etc. is an unfortunate but sensible move. It's difficult to properly practice "s...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) - 16 May 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 27
Views: 7818

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

A shame but I suppose it was inevitable given how close it is now. Eurovision was cancelled and that was on the same day.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps

But how does a supernundrum work?
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 56)
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 56)

What loser would discuss it on Apterous anyway? This is the main place.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 661
Views: 139643

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why isn't wearing helmets in cars a thing like it is on bikes (pedal and motor)? The risk of head injury might not be as high, and it would be annoying, but the risk still exists. Literally no-one ever talks about this.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 661
Views: 139643

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why does the BCG vaccine scar much more than other vaccines?
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps

What was the format - what does any of that actually mean?
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps

Have you gone mad?
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: A massive apology to you all.

This is an outrage! :o Are Maureen and Callum aware that you've been on here impersonating their husband and grandad?! They were all fake made up names, not anything serious so no I’ve not impersonated anyone. I just used Maureen Grabhams name but I never pretended to be her. I appreciate the apolo...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: A massive apology to you all.

Cool. We'll see you when you rejoin us!
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138466

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People with a fever and dry cough.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: CoVid20 Saturday 11th April
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: CoVid20 Saturday 11th April

Is this an admission about your other posts? Or some sort of joke within a joke?
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Co-Ronavirus
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Co-Ronavirus

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Not even CO-VID?
I went to CO-VID 19.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)

This champion geezer is pretty good. Very solid on the letters. I think I've beaten him in one letters round over two games but the numbers have let him down a bit.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Co-Ronavirus
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Co-Ronavirus

I would be up for this but large gatherings might not be such a good idea.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 262
Views: 89550

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Series 82 contesant Steve Agace

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And series 46 champion Ben Wilson

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by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 262
Views: 89550

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Series 82 contestant Iain Campbell

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And UKIP guy Patrick O'Flynn

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by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 216
Views: 56727

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

What? Edit - I mean, why is it funny and why is a picture of a football with that weird blood hand/face on it relevant? I'm not getting it at all. The volleyball's from Cast Away. Do you want to build a snowman? is from Frozen. These are both somewhat successful films. Actually, I just looked up th...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 661
Views: 139643

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

*Do you make an "r" sound in the middle of this word? And in words like "drawing"? I think most people do, right? No, I don't make an "r" sound, because there isn't one. Controversial! There is actually some discussion about it on the internet . The gist of it seems to be that British people stoppe...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 216
Views: 56727

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I used to wonder why an ass was sometimes a donkey and sometimes a snake depending on what the speaker felt like at the time, and how everyone just seemed to know which they were referring to. Turns out the snake was an asp. Still a stupid word to this day. I've never needed to use the word "asp".
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 216
Views: 56727

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

What?

Edit - I mean, why is it funny and why is a picture of a football with that weird blood hand/face on it relevant? I'm not getting it at all.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 216
Views: 56727

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Why is this a thing, and in particular why Do You Want to Build a Snowman? I'd never even heard of this shit.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s
Replies: 42
Views: 1436

Re: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s

I apologise to Harvey Freeman for directing my question at him.

Anyway according to what Charlie said in the Glory Roll discussion and the dates of his series, the answer is "yes".
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 216
Views: 56727

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

There's no such thing as normal-sized pandas.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s
Replies: 42
Views: 1436

Re: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s

100% Callum Todd. He fucked the system by cheating on Apterous to make his opponents think he was way better than he was, intidimidating them into underperforming just enough so that he could narrowly beat them as his true (still quite good) self. Shove that up your apto arses This is going straigh...