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Chappers

  • Tuesday 14th May 2019, 11:03pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Steve Sunshine @ 14th May 2019, 9:03 PM

I may be a bit of a Countdown Nerd but I'm also an Elvis impersonator so the cool balances the nerdiness, anyway I digress

Yes I like Countdown - cool, but I don't like Elvis. Nerdy! Presley I presume although I'm a big fan of Mr Costello.

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chipolata

  • Thursday 16th May 2019, 6:40am
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I haven't watched it for ages but I used to be friends with somebody who was a contestant on it. He lost but it's still very much the pinnacle of his life.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 16th May 2019, 7:09am
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Quote: chipolata @ 16th May 2019, 6:40 AM

I haven't watched it for ages but I used to be friends with somebody who was a contestant on it. He lost but it's still very much the pinnacle of his life.

Did he catch a feel of Rachel, Carol or Susie? That's what would stick in my mind. Lovey

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 16th May 2019, 9:11am [Edited]
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Quote: Chappers @ 14th May 2019, 11:03 PM

I'm a big fan of Mr Costello.

Went off him as soon as I heard the lyrics to "Oliver's Army".*

* "Oliver's army is here to stay; Oliver's army are on their way" - one could argue that an army should be considered either a single entity or a plural entity. But not both at the same time. Absolute nonsense!

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chipolata

  • Thursday 16th May 2019, 9:32am
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 16th May 2019, 7:09 AM

Did he catch a feel of Rachel, Carol or Susie? That's what would stick in my mind. Lovey

He wouldn't enjoy that. He was the most weirdly asexual person I've ever known. Almost like a plant.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 16th May 2019, 5:13pm [Edited]
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Quote: Steve Sunshine @ 14th May 2019, 9:03 PM

I may be a bit of a Countdown Nerd but I'm also an Elvis impersonator so the cool balances the nerdiness, anyway I digress

But if anyone else here watches Countdown regularly look out for a guy called Elliot starting Thursday.
I say starting because even without knowing any of his results he will win all 8 and the final

So if you want to watch one of the best Countdown players around and see loafs of words you've never heard of and rounds with 5 vowels then tune in to what should be quite impressive.

I don't know any of the results I just know him from the online Countdown ripoff site Apterous

If anyone fancies a game on Apterous you can do a free trial on it
Anyway I'm not here to plug that

Just to say we might be seeing a very special Countdown player starting Thursday if anyone is interested

That was indeed very impressive. About the only word with which he came up of which I'd heard was "urinatied". Which is basically what I thought he was taking most of the time.

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Steve Sunshine

  • Thursday 16th May 2019, 10:37pm
  • Dagenham, England
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I can't believe he missed Sidecars in one of the rounds
Sorry for hyping him up

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 8:42pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 16th May 2019, 5:13 PM

That was indeed very impressive. About the only word with which he came up of which I'd heard was "urinatied".

You might have heard of it, but those who can spell who follow this thread prefer "urinated".

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Chappers

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 9:17pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 16th May 2019, 7:09 AM

Did he catch a feel of Rachel, Carol or Susie? That's what would stick in my mind. Lovey

Did you Steve?

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Steve Sunshine

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 9:58pm
  • Dagenham, England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 16th May 2019, 7:09 AM

Did he catch a feel of Rachel, Carol or Susie? That's what would stick in my mind. Lovey

They are both lovely, even more up close, Nick too

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Steve Sunshine

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:20pm
  • Dagenham, England
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Elliott also broke the all time Countdown record with a very impressive 152 points
He got 3 nines
I only got the last one watching from home, but was happy enough with that

He;s got 6 games left so have a watch of the greatest Countdown scorer of all time, I would not be surprised if he broke his own record next week but it depends on what letters come out and how many points are possible

I did end up playing Elliott online in an online tournament last night where the rounds lasted 3 seconds
I lost 121 to 49
But I did beat him in one round which I was happy with
Here are the letters in case anyone wants a go

AOEBSNLAI

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Chappers

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:31pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Steve Sunshine @ 18th May 2019, 10:20 PM

It depends on what letters come out and how many points are possible

Really?

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Steve Sunshine

  • Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:45pm
  • Dagenham, England
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Regarding the puzzle I declared 8 so I think he had to as well and his was disallowed
Anyone get an 8 from AOEBSNLAI ?

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Steve Sunshine

  • Monday 7th December 2020, 11:46pm
  • Dagenham, England
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Firstly RIP Des O' Conner of course

and sad to see my close personal showbiz friend Nick Hewer is set to step down