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by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 304
Views: 100821

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

James Robinson wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:37 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:15 pm
Luke's first show was featured on Gogglebox.
Did this week’s Only Connect get a mention, as there was a Gogglebox question on it... :?: :?:
Not that I saw (tuned in late).
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 304
Views: 100821

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Luke's first show was featured on Gogglebox.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 33915

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

There are a lot of suppositions in your post. The ZoomDown team do not believe that anyone deserves a public shaming. However, if any player feels they have been treated unfairly by the ZoomDown team, they are of course welcome to instigate their own public discussion - but IMO it's not for you to ...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 230053

Re: People you shouldn't trust

The real answer is definitely flying, but it actually doesn't matter what you really think. It's just that anyone who picked invisibility would obviously be a seriously dangerous person to have in your life, and a probable psychopath.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 230053

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark James wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:10 am
People who, when asked which super power they would like to have, choose invisibility.
This is so true. Probably the best answer in the thread.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety

I've split this out from the main Politics thread. If anybody can think of a better title then let me know.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

In January 2021, UN Women UK commissioned a UK-wide survey on sexual harassment, reaching more than 1,000 respondents. There's also the issue that the 97% figure is nowhere to be found in this document - 80% seems to be the closest I can find. Make of that what you will. Just another point on the U...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Jon, what makes you the judge of which polls we can trust on sexual harassment and which we can't? I don't consider myself the judge of which of the two polls we can trust. You can make your own judgment. It's the YouGov Eurotrack poll , or it's the UN Women UK poll . You can read about the YouGov ...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Okay, I'm coming back to this now. It was 97% of women aged 18-24 - so you can call out the slight misrepresentation if that is your prerogative here. My personal prerogative is focusing on the worryingly large percentage of women who have experienced sexual harassment. Happy now? You got your litt...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Just listen to women. Fiona's here and telling us how it is. They are saying that they are routinely sexually harassed, and nearly all of it goes unreported largely because nothing good will come of it for the victim (often the reverse). While I'm sure it's true that only a statistically small numb...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Well it's about as far off. 52% of women say they have been harassed according to the pretty trustworthy YouGov poll. That would be by their own definition of sexual harassment, which varies from person to person. Catcalling of a woman by a man is only considered to be sexual harassment by 44% of p...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Just listen to women. Fiona's here and telling us how it is. They are saying that they are routinely sexually harassed, and nearly all of it goes unreported largely because nothing good will come of it for the victim (often the reverse). While I'm sure it's true that only a statistically small numb...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Catcalling of a woman by a man is only considered to be sexual harassment by 44% of people. Out of interest, do you consider it to be harrassment? As I previously said, it's so commonplace as to be uncommentwortyh - it is a normal part of being a woman. But it bloody shouldn't be. I think it's unac...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Seriously it would be harder to believe that 97% haven't been harrassed. Well it's about as far off. 52% of women say they have been harassed according to the pretty trustworthy YouGov poll. That would be by their own definition of sexual harassment, which varies from person to person. Catcalling o...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-informed/about-sexual-violence/statistics-sexual-violence/?fbclid=IwAR2NB8UZK1Nau2z7mqQjewh0KLDqUSLk1g0nJnlUoURTSVuduEAPHF_1ZXo Here are some nice statistics for your reading (well, they aren't nice at all, but have a good read). Thanks. Here's another good one. That's...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Seriously it would be harder to believe that 97% haven't been harrassed. Well it's about as far off. 52% of women say they have been harassed according to the pretty trustworthy YouGov poll. That would be by their own definition of sexual harassment, which varies from person to person. Catcalling o...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

I would like to see sources. #3 is just wrong. It conflicts with this page on Rape Crisis . 20% yearly and 20% ever are two very different things. #1 - seems to relate to a YouGov poll. 97% is being widely quoted in the media but it's 52% in this report and their data sheet . I'm probably missing s...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

97% of women have been victim to sexual harassment. 1 in 4 women are victim to domestic violence in contrast to 1 in 6 men. 20% of women in contrast to 4% of men are sexually assaulted in the UK yearly. (I'm trusting a Facebook post that a friend made recently on this exact issue, but I'm fairly ce...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

#1 - seems to relate to a YouGov poll. 97% is being widely quoted in the media but it's 52% in this report and their data sheet . I'm probably missing something here. Genuinely perplexed at where 97% comes from. Even if you include things like "commented on attractiveness directly to you" and "wink...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

97% of women have been victim to sexual harassment. 1 in 4 women are victim to domestic violence in contrast to 1 in 6 men. 20% of women in contrast to 4% of men are sexually assaulted in the UK yearly. (I'm trusting a Facebook post that a friend made recently on this exact issue, but I'm fairly ce...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3119

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:34 pm
Men are more likely to be the victims of homicide than women. In fact 73% of the victims are male according to the statistics. That's nearly 3 to 1.
I'm staying out the actual debate (for now) but it's misleading to imply that this is any more than vaguely relevant.
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Take Me Out
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Re: Take Me Out

Jordan is now one of the Ranganation.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 20
Views: 13163

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

The couple of new episodes this week have been hilarious.

Also the regular players are getting better which I guess is not unexpected but still good to see.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]
Replies: 16
Views: 6785

Re: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Does Countdown

Featuring Kai Laddiman and James Martin!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 4753

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

I am also pleased to see ginger representation.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 4753

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

I thought The Weakest Link was great and that her act made it. Zero chance she doesn't play it straight on Countdown though...

I think it's a good fit... interested to see how she will do.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 592
Views: 271942

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Its a Sin. Probably the best British drama i have seen in a good five years. Highly recommended. If you dont cry you are a hard bastard 😊 Huge It's a Sin SPOILERS below... I know I'm probably going to take pelters for this but I think it's massively overrated. I didn't like Richie. What a prick. He...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reasons to be cheerful because of the pandemic
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Re: Reasons to be cheerful because of the pandemic

I've saved approximately 300 hours of time spent on trains commuting to work and re-invested that into time asleep.

I expect more acceptance of working from home in general, which means many future hours will be saved as well.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th February 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 24)
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4 February 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 24)

I thought the challenger was unlucky with GUNKIEST. I think two-syllable adjectives that end in Y should be considered standard enough to take -IER and -IEST without it having to be specified. This is the ungaiest thing you've ever suggested. They should send you to another planet, making you the a...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Hate Speech

I think the best/only defence is put forward by Graeme: I think the most compelling argument for removing the slurs is that games get streamed online and photos of boards get shared around and seen by people who aren't necessarily "in the community". We've all become accustomed to the idea that word...
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Hate Speech

There is a whole thread for this actually:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14163

Going to re-read now as Graeme defended the idea I think.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Hate Speech

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:49 pm
I'd be interested to hear if there was anyone who thought this was a good idea. It does seem insane to me. And I am a woke snowflake bitch.
The Scrabble thing, I mean, although the Thomas the Tank Engine reboot looks shit as well.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hate Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 2760

Re: Hate Speech

I'd be interested to hear if there was anyone who thought this was a good idea. It does seem insane to me. And I am a woke snowflake bitch.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown and Cricket
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Countdown and Cricket

This is exciting.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 230053

Re: People you shouldn't trust

A couple of points here. 1. Flannels, sponges, loofahs and body puffs are basically bacteria-growing machines and it's disgusting that you put them all over your body, even with detergent. 2. Re: bars of soap. I am a shower gel guy - always have been. I once played golf and was showering in the chan...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best steak restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Re: Best steak restaurants

Since I became a pollopescatarian 2.5 years ago, steak as a treat is one of the things I miss most. And pulled pork. And a Big Mac. And anything involving chorizo. Best steak I had was at a place called La Relais de Venise. Very "city" place but not unreasonably priced. The whole menu is steak and c...
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veganuary
Replies: 17
Views: 3773

Re: Veganuary

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:47 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:13 pm
Saddest thread on the forum this.
Sad, how?
Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:41 pm
a roast brocoli head can be a good base for a meal
I now realise that I didn't really need to get involved though... apologies. I'll take my leave.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Veganuary
Replies: 17
Views: 3773

Re: Veganuary

Saddest thread on the forum this.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Double contractions
Replies: 11
Views: 2487

Re: Double contractions

You couldn't've butchered the poll options any more.
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Which words are the most useful to know?
Replies: 64
Views: 14630

Re: Which words are the most useful to know?

Yes, but twice if both players get it.
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Which words are the most useful to know?
Replies: 64
Views: 14630

Re: Which words are the most useful to know?

This is all good stuff. Splitting hairs but one caveat is that some of the words would not have been in the dictionary for as long as others. While there is no "date entered dictionary" thing on Lexplorer, you could work out appearances/day since the first appearance. That's not perfect because the ...
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69126

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I am sick and tired of the BBC and Sky telling us we need longer and harder lockdown. Lockdowns should be a last resort, and if you don’t think so then you really don’t understand how much we are suffering. Perhaps journalists, WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM LOCKDOWN, shouldn’t be celebrating with glee like B...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 381386

Re: Politics in General

by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 381386

Re: Politics in General

https://metro.co.uk/2021/01/12/free-sch ... -13887331/

They really are shameless. If there was a GE tomorrow they'd probably still get a majority. What the fuck is wrong with people?
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 13723

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:19 pm
Haunted by Chuck Pahunek ( I kbow its incorrectky spelt but the guy who wrote Fight Club) .
I enjoyed haunted as the author did the narration.
Chuck Palahniuk... I read this a little while ago at Eddy Byrne's suggestion. It certainly stays with you.
by Jon O'Neill
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 13723

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Merged.
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Makes You Appi
Replies: 4
Views: 1884

Re: What Makes You Appi

Chess.com and Chess Tempo are good fun. They're clearly not good for improving though as I am still rubbish at Chess.

I've had to delete Instagram, Flamingo (Android Twitter client) and Reddit Sync because they were having a deleterious effect on my attention span.

Google Maps.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Genius things

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:53 pm
OK, what are these doorbells and what to they do?
They ping your phone when someone's at your door.
The doorbell has a camera, speaker and microphone built in, so you can see/speak to the person at your door from your phone.

Adding to the list...

Google Maps/StreetView.
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69126

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

This is all Labour's fault!
by Jon O'Neill
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Genius things

Automatic/video doorbells sound like hell to me. Great, you can answer the door remotely and see who's there, but there's bugger all you can do if they start doing something contrary to what you'd like. I'd rather not know. Also, I'm aware of landlords (in the USA I believe) who are able to lock pe...
by Jon O'Neill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Genius things

Parking sensors
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Genius things

Automatic/video doorbells sound like hell to me. Great, you can answer the door remotely and see who's there, but there's bugger all you can see if they start doing something contrary to what you'd like. I'd rather not know. Also, I'm aware of landlords (in the USA I believe) who are able to lock p...
by Jon O'Neill
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Genius things

I meant lamp in a more generic sense. Not sure why I chose that word.
by Jon O'Neill
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Genius things

How new are we talking?

mRNA vaccines
Ring doorbell
LED lamp
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 230053

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Shakin' Stevens for the line "It's the season love and understanding". Of The song is completely trashed by that omission. I always thought it was in there but so clipped as to be almost inaudible. But there. So I found a live version to see if it was more clear. Not only is there no "of" but he ha...
by Jon O'Neill
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 230053

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Shakin' Stevens for the line "It's the season love and understanding". Of The song is completely trashed by that omission. I always thought it was in there but so clipped as to be almost inaudible. But there. So I found a live version to see if it was more clear. Not only is there no "of" but he ha...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1486
Views: 424976

Re: Ask Graeme?

What is the record for the same number of matching declarations in a game? 11, between Jack Hurst and David O'Donnell in this 30BC game . I've taken "matching declarations" to mean that in a letters round the players declared the same word and scored the same number of points, and in a numbers roun...
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd December 2020 (Special S49)
Replies: 17
Views: 2388

Re: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

Fantastic shows this week. Really enjoyed them all. Colin is fantastic. Loved that he took a big interest in the contestants and also the people at home playing along.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1486
Views: 424976

Re: Ask Graeme?

What is the record for the same number of matching declarations in a game?