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Our very own countdown thread!

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Alan H
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2241 Post by Alan H » December 4th, 2008, 12:40 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Talking of Countdown, have you seen the replacement for carol Voderman?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2242 Post by Zoe » December 4th, 2008, 11:51 am

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Carole's left? When???

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2243 Post by Alan C. » December 4th, 2008, 12:47 pm

Alan H wrote:Talking of Countdown, have you seen the replacement for carol Voderman?

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Very nice! But can she do the mental arthmatic?
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2244 Post by Fia » December 4th, 2008, 8:38 pm

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Who's carol Vordeman? And isn't all arithmetic mental? :)

*removes judge hat*

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2245 Post by Alan C. » December 4th, 2008, 9:09 pm

Apologies for the typo in last post. :redface:
Who's carol Vordeman

You're not serious? Even I know, and I don't watch TV.
And on looking again at her replacement (never got lower than the big red lips first time) what are the tramlines on her neck and shoulders?
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2246 Post by Alan H » December 5th, 2008, 1:24 am

Eh?

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2247 Post by Alan C. » December 5th, 2008, 5:08 pm

Eh what?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2248 Post by lewist » December 5th, 2008, 8:56 pm

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I see what you mean, Alan C, but I don't know the answer.

I'm not sure about Carol Vorderman either. Wasn't she on Who Do You Think You Are?
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2249 Post by Alan C. » December 5th, 2008, 9:00 pm

I'm not sure about Carol Vorderman either. Wasn't she on Who Do You Think You Are?
No idea Lewis.
How was the "bus duty" No snow or ice I hope.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2250 Post by Fia » December 5th, 2008, 10:09 pm

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lewist wrote:997,964
I'm not sure about Carol Vorderman either.
Thanks Lewist :)

The trouble with celebrity culture is that we are supposed to know and / or be interested. Leafing through a celeb mag in a waiting room recently I had no idea who anyone was - merely shocked by most of their skinniness. An atrocious example for my daughters. When I have the time i feel a post in the rant section coming...

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2251 Post by Alan C. » December 5th, 2008, 10:21 pm

For Fia and Lewis, Carol Vorderman (as far as I know) is one of those rare cases of a celebrity with brains, I remember watching the big switch on of channel 4, and countdown was the very first program (1982?) I liked her at first (when she was just a good looking brainy Co-presenter) But then she got CELEBRITY, and quickly went down in my estimation.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2252 Post by Nick » December 6th, 2008, 10:01 am

Fia wrote:997,968

Who's carol Vordeman? And isn't all arithmetic mental? :)

*removes judge hat*
Judges wear wigs, surely...?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2253 Post by lewist » December 6th, 2008, 7:24 pm

Alan C. wrote:
I'm not sure about Carol Vorderman either. Wasn't she on Who Do You Think You Are?
No idea Lewis.
How was the "bus duty" No snow or ice I hope.

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The bus was fine both ways, thanks. Cold outside but not inside and someone else was driving.

And Carol Vorderman was on Who do You Think You Are. Is she well known for something else then?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2254 Post by Alan C. » December 6th, 2008, 8:16 pm

Is she well known for something else then?
You are having a laugh? Aren't you?
Carol Vorderman put on a brave face last night as she left Countdown after 26 years.

But she couldn’t stop the tears as she completed filming of the last of more than 4,750 episodes in the 59th series of the Channel 4 show.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2255 Post by lewist » December 7th, 2008, 10:01 am

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Channel 4? Countdown? I think that explains it, Alan!

I am really not aware of most of the people on the telly. They are doing the job I pay them for. I expect them to do it well and I don't see that they are more important than other people who do a good job such as my doctor or the guys who keep the roads open over the winter.

Generally my daughter - who seems to have a frighteningly encyclopaedic knowledge of these people - will give me information on why people are famous and why I should have heard of them.

I'm not aware of ever having seen Countdown though if I saw it my memory might be jogged. I tend only to watch the Beeb, except for my late night Freesat channel surfing which can come up with some bizarre stuff.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2256 Post by para handy » December 7th, 2008, 10:38 am

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That's amazing, Lewis. I thought everyone knew Countdown. Maybe this still will jog your memory?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2257 Post by Fia » December 7th, 2008, 2:13 pm

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Ah - although I've never watched it, I do remember countdown being cult viewing for students but I never had a tv then. And I only have one now until the youngest leaves home or it breaks. I won't miss it a jot. But if anyone tried to take away my R4 they'd have a fight on their hands :angry:

And yes, Nick, judges do wear wigs. Silly me, will try to be more precise next time I'm in judge mode :)

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2258 Post by lewist » December 7th, 2008, 6:19 pm

para handy wrote:997,956

That's amazing, Lewis. I thought everyone knew Countdown. Maybe this still will jog your memory?

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OK, Alan, I think I do remember it but I can't say I ever really watched it. It wasn't essential viewing like The Goodies, now, was it?
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2259 Post by Alan H » December 7th, 2008, 11:35 pm

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Love the pic! I suppose it's photoshopped.


Edit: This was posted by Maria in disguise. Good isn't it?
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2260 Post by thundril » December 9th, 2008, 2:07 pm

Alan H wrote:997,953



Edit: This was posted by Maria in disguise. Good isn't it?

That's amazing, Maria! You look exactly like AlanH!
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#2261 Post by Alan C. » December 9th, 2008, 3:03 pm

What can I say? I'm stuck for words.
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