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by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on Big Brother
Replies: 78
Views: 5349

Re: Countdown on Big Brother

I played keyboards in a charity gig in Bob Geldof's back garden.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 276425

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Howard Somerset wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:Reminds me of my first visit to White Hart Lane. I asked some guy for directions and he told me to follow the crowd. I ended up in Tescos.
And to think I used to like you. :evil:
lol. I'm a Gooner — what do you expect? :D
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 1519

Re: The Internet

Deleted. Something very strange happened today and I'm not even on drugs. :|
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 276425

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Daniel, I support Huddersfield Town too. I think I'm the only other one here who is [sic]. I don't understand why the word "here" is included in your post James. Took the words right out of my mouth. lol Reminds me of my first visit to White Hart Lane. I asked some guy for directions and he told me...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I am hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: I am hurt

I thought he was going to say, "that's not the only thing I've blown".
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 1519

Re: The Internet

Deleted.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is more awesome: Kai or Conor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Who is more awesome: Kai or Conor?

Howard Somerset wrote:I've now come off the fence. :)
I'm surprised you can still get on it. lol :D
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Characters you'd like to see
Replies: 89
Views: 5565

Re: Characters you'd like to see

Richard: Happy New Year to you, too.
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Characters you'd like to see
Replies: 89
Views: 5565

Re: Characters you'd like to see

David Mitchell Robert Webb Eric Cartman But, after this would you still want him? http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=72813#p72813 Why have you posted the same message like 4 times in different threads? That was such a waste of my time. And yours. This. And why make such a fuss about a fai...
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is more awesome: Kai or Conor?
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Who is more awesome: Kai or Conor?

Do you mean awesome purely in Countdown terms, or generally? I don't know anything about Conor apart from his Countdown success. His profile lists his interests as 'jack all', although there must be more to the man than just Countdown. Kai, however, apart from his octochamp run, is an ace goal-score...
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oh god it's 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: Oh god it's 2010

I sooo need an emoticon denoting the sentiment: "completely over the head". :|
by Alec Rivers
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 473
Views: 57629

Re: Religion

Martin Smith wrote:"Murderer Swops Gangs for God".

What do people think when they see stories like this?
I wonder how a reporter can suddenly forget how to spell 'swap'. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Rosy Glow Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 3301

Re: The Rosy Glow Thread

Jason Larsen wrote:But, I do know that you, Alec, did a great remix of the Countdiwn [sic] theme song! It hasn't been used on the show though.
Thanks, but if they used it for the show, they'd scare 75% of the TV audience away. :D
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Rosy Glow Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 3301

Re: The Rosy Glow Thread

Jason Larsen wrote:You can't assume anything without knowing it
lol. That's exactly what 'assume' means - to believe something is true without knowing it to be so.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A Question of Genius
Replies: 43
Views: 4848

Re: A Question of Genius

1. Probably about 340, the Toowoomba Ghost was quite the try-machine. 2. True, zilch I suspect. 3. Was that when we won 33-18 or something and gave them their first home league defeat in ages? Answers: 1. 391 2. True - Twice each. Premiership 1974-75, 1978-79, Regal Trophy 1972-73, 1983-84. 3. 74-6...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A Question of Genius
Replies: 43
Views: 4848

Re: A Question of Genius

Right then, I'm filming for this in about three weeks. Anyone fancy chucking revision questions at me? I'm doing Leeds Rhinos. 1. How many tries did Eric Harris score in his Rhinos career (1930-39)? 2. True or False? Rhinos have won the Premiership and the Regal Trophy the same number of times. 3. ...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Farewell to Phil Reynolds
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Farewell to Phil Reynolds

David O'Donnell wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:[some daft stuff]
[some pertinent responses]
lol. I was going to do the same thing. Thanks for saving me the trouble! :D
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN stats from years past
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: COLIN stats from years past

JackHurst wrote:I have various Rubiks' cube variations that I could entice Chris with if you want.
I'm not sure everyone will realise there are two links in there. You might want to separate them. :P
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pass the time?
Replies: 153
Views: 9318

Re: Pass the time?

Matt Bayfield wrote:New puzzle: KNIT HALF AN REAR. (Yes, I know the scramble makes no grammatical sense...)
ARETHA FRANKLIN

Next one: DECONTAMINATION ERASES DONS
by Alec Rivers
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 78782

Re: Birthdays

25 December was originally a Pagan holiday known as the Feast of Saturn. In AD 354, Bishop Liberia of Rome, in an attempt to suppress Paganism, declared that this date was the birthday of Christ. It seems it did the trick.

p.s. I haven't checked, but I think Easter was a Pagan festival, too. lol
by Alec Rivers
Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Christmas is here again
Replies: 28
Views: 2372

Re: Christmas is here again

Lesley Hines wrote:Happy Christmas all. Hope Santa brings you what you want :D xx
Thanks, Lesley, you too! x
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Etiquette
Replies: 155
Views: 9320

Re: Apterous Etiquette

LMAO
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Should this forum hold a Countdown award ceremony?
Replies: 33
Views: 2403

Re: Should this forum hold a Countdown award ceremony?

Wooden spoon for the worst miss of the year.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons

Liam Tiernan wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:
Liam Tiernan wrote:You should have included a "Why bother" option.
You didn't read the thread I referred to, then.
Ehh, yes I did. And I thought at the time, "why bother?". And I'm asking again, why bother?
Fair enough. You carry on wondering.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 252
Views: 115870

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

John Gillies wrote:How does he keep getting away with this?
Cos people keep playing him. I stopped a while back. :P
by Alec Rivers
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons

Liam Tiernan wrote:You should have included a "Why bother" option.
You didn't read the thread I referred to, then.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons

To be honest, I couldn't care less, but why have you tried to force the 'Indifferent' people into rigid opinions? If there was just an 'Indifferent' option, I would vote for that, but you've tried to force me into saying either 'I don't use the buttons' or 'Apterous is for gays', neither of which i...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 709

POLL: Vowel/Cons Buttons

Poll created in response to this thread. :)

Sorry, I unwittingly omitted an important option. :oops:
by Alec Rivers
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 44124

Re: Countdown in the news

Ben Hunter wrote:
Chris Davies wrote:I like the ECHO puzzle page so that could have played a part in my success on Countdown.
The Liverpool Echo is killing Countdown.
Bordeaux 2. :D
by Alec Rivers
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand Final
Replies: 66
Views: 6734

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand Final

James Robinson wrote:... although if ALLOTROPE was used on Wednesday, instead of Friday and the other 2 moved a day, then the first letters spell out GB PRATS
Do you get out much? :D
by Alec Rivers
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Keyboard or Mouse?
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: Keyboard or Mouse?

You may want to change the ambiguous wording: The ones on the screen are Buttons and the ones on the keyboard are Keys. :)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand Final
Replies: 66
Views: 6734

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand Final

Damian, I heard a clatter at the end that sounded like a lid falling on the floor. Did you use the video of the retake but keep the original audio because the applause was better? ;)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand Final
Replies: 66
Views: 6734

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 18th 2009 Grand Final

Congrats, Chris, and well played both of you. :)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: yeah it's down
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: yeah it's down

Marc Meakin wrote:I hpoe you haven't nicked the battery off his mobility scooter ;)
lol :D
by Alec Rivers
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 78782

Re: Birthdays

"Many happy returns of th.. , oh sorry, I SAID .. MANY .. HAPPY .. RETURNS .. OF THE DAY.. MR PRUNE !! YES. .. MANY .. HAPPY .. oh, never mind." :|
by Alec Rivers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: The new Apterous website is brilliant
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: The new Apterous website is brilliant

Adam Dexter wrote:I always liked Chicago font on the mac. Don't know of a similar one on Windows though. Any font buffs point (no pun intended) me in the right direction?
You could have a look at this free font site.
by Alec Rivers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 17th 2009
Replies: 118
Views: 6788

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 17th 2009

Well done both on a cracking semi! :D
by Alec Rivers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Rosy Glow Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 3301

Re: The Rosy Glow Thread

Marc is insightful and has a wicked* sense of humour.

* In a good way.
by Alec Rivers
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 17th 2009
Replies: 118
Views: 6788

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 17th 2009

Marc Meakin wrote:Well this is the going rate :arrow: http://cgi.ebay.com/Back-to-the-Future- ... 1c0e2fe39a
OMG There must be people who actually buy this! That's a profit of about $479 per unit, I reckon. :shock:
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Rosy Glow Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 3301

Re: The Rosy Glow Thread

Phil seems a sensitive, kind, and thoughtful guy. Once, when I was embroiled in a rather negative debate with some of the others on the forum, he went to the trouble of stepping in to put my mind at rest just when I needed it.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Poll counter-poll (interpoll) (pollyanne)
Replies: 26
Views: 1473

Re: Poll counter-poll (interpoll) (pollyanne)

I voted for Rachel. I was watching some early Rachel episodes and it's almost unbelievable how much she's improved as a co-presenter since. She injects a thoughtfulness into the show that was never there before. I can't begin to describe how much better than Carol Vorderman she is. Get a room. :roll:
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 4427

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009

D Eadie wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:What else could it possibly be?
A harmless tease.
Releases asthma ?
lol. ;)

Shame, stale arse.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: series 23 recap for Thursday 30 January 1992
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: series 23 recap for Thursday 30 January 1992

Round 9: A N T I G R E E D C2 buzzes on 10 seconds to say INTEGRATED which is incorrect. C1 buzzes on 13 seconds to say DENIGRATE which is correct. Score: 68–45 (max 71) Dunno if this was defective at the time, but it couldn't be a conundrum now. 10 points to the first person who spots why. GRATINE...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 4427

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009

Ah, I see the problem. It's a question of scale. Maybe my first post on this topic should have included the statement: "Attack Level: < 5%". "Personal dig" and "harmless tease" may be synonymous in the world of a person who thinks only in black and white, but in real life there is a significant dif...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 4427

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009

What else could it possibly be? A harmless tease. So it was a dig at him, personally, then. :| FFS. Ah, I see the problem. It's a question of scale. Maybe my first post on this topic should have included the statement: "Attack Level: < 5%". "Personal dig" and "harmless tease" may be synonymous to s...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 4427

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009

Jon Corby wrote:What else could it possibly be?
A harmless tease.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 4427

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009

Am I biased, or is that a far more imaginative opener than normal? :) Probably is. When I start these spoilers, I just go with the obvious, obviously. It tends to work to some degree. Despite how it might look, I wasn't trying to have a dig at you personally. I thought that many different people st...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 4427

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday December 16th 2009

Am I biased, or is that a far more imaginative opener than normal? :)
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 20303

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

Jon Corby wrote:Pole Vault is actually a really, really bizarre event when you stop and think about it.
I'm with you on this. (And lol, Kai.)
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Farewell to Phil Reynolds
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Farewell to Phil Reynolds

D Eadie wrote:I thought i'd post this to say goodbye to Phil from this board, a smashing bloke and hopefully a future contestant on the show.

Merry Xmas Phil - i'm sure you're in this somewhere !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGwludVZ4jo
lol. That's hilarious. Bill Oddie's in it, too, by the looks.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009
Replies: 57
Views: 3740

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009

Was it Brian who spilled the beans on his octorun with his local rag? Yeah, that was my conversation starter, asking him if he had been in touch with the Honiton Herald recently, to be told that it is "actually the Sidmouth Herald"...boy was there egg on my face. Is it just because it's on TV, or d...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009
Replies: 57
Views: 3740

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009

Dinos Sfyris wrote:What a colossal fucktard of a mum!
:D
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009
Replies: 57
Views: 3740

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 15th 2009

Davy Affleck wrote:Was it Brian who spilled the beans on his octorun with his local rag?
Indeed. But sorry, CBB to find the topic.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What do you dislike most about Countdown?
Replies: 164
Views: 8556

Re: What do you dislike most about Countdown?

You surely get the point I was making? Sorry, I do now, after a second reading. I had a number of thoughts in my mind after reading the whole thread and I think I was responding to the general issue of player advantage, rather than your post per se. I retract my accusation of obtuseness then :) Ta....
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What do you dislike most about Countdown?
Replies: 164
Views: 8556

Re: What do you dislike most about Countdown?

D Eadie wrote:It rings a bell. (An Inspector Calls, by JB Priestley)
"Is that the doorbell, Jeeves?"
"It certainly gave that impression, sir."

(P G Wodehouse)
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What do you dislike most about Countdown?
Replies: 164
Views: 8556

Re: What do you dislike most about Countdown?

Jon Corby wrote:You surely get the point I was making?
Sorry, I do now, after a second reading. I had a number of thoughts in my mind after reading the whole thread and I think I was responding to the general issue of player advantage, rather than your post per se.
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What do you dislike most about Countdown?
Replies: 164
Views: 8556

Re: What do you dislike most about Countdown?

What do you think the big clock is for? The clock is there to add another thirty seconds to the already significant thinking time available during the selection process. In fact, I always laugh when Jeff says: "Here's your chance to catch up as it's your pick of the letters", because the person not...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 11th December 2009 (Series 61, QF2)
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: Friday 11th December 2009 (Series 61, QF2)

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Dinos Sfyris wrote:Now I have a fascinating insight into the meaning of the word thanks to Phil. What a remarkable little curiosity!
You talking about me or the word? :?
lol. :P
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What do you dislike most about Countdown?
Replies: 164
Views: 8556

Re: What do you dislike most about Countdown?

If neither writes their word down, we do ask both to do so. And lastly, anyone who hasn't written their word down would almost without exception go first. 99% of the time of course that works fine - occasionally though someone will declare an "n not written down" upon hearing their opponent's decla...
by Alec Rivers
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What do you dislike most about Countdown?
Replies: 164
Views: 8556

Re: What do you dislike most about Countdown?

If the conundrums are not hard, then Innis, Chris, Andrew and the rest will buzz in after 1 second max and you won't get them at home because you'll be too slow. If they are hard, the chances are you'll get 10, 20, maybe even 30 seconds to tackle them. I was under the impression this was a game peo...