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by Mark James
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 300
Views: 106358

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I watched Joker recently and thought it was awful. Forget being a poor man's King of Comedy, this was destitute. Watched a few based on a true story stuff which I enjoyed. American Made with Tom Cruise. Decent. Ended up reading about the real thing while watching the movie though. I tend to do that ...
by Mark James
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 2348

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

If you become anti blm or right wing because of this you were never neutral.
by Mark James
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 52
Views: 9816

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Finally got a PS4. Have only played Fall Guys so far but it's great.
by Mark James
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

Strimmers.
by Mark James
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unusual Fears/Phobias
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

Re: Unusual Fears/Phobias

Volume ocd. I prefer to have my TV volume set at multiples of 5. I can tolerate it a bit if it's late at night and 5 would be too low and 10 would be too high but normally it has to 10, 15 or 20. I've tried setting it to numbers in-between but I can't leave it like that for long. Doesn't bother me w...
by Mark James
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Offensive Words
Replies: 57
Views: 4986

Re: Offensive Words

If they're gonna remove words they should remove some of those nonsense two letter words that no one uses in real life and that you only ever encounter in a game of scrabble.
by Mark James
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

https://youtu.be/KAFbpWVO-ow

This is a pretty good video on antisemitism. In fact most of their videos are excellent.
by Mark James
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:58 pm
I mean, every argument on Israel could equally apply to Pakistan, but it doesn't.
In what way does it not?
by Mark James
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

unless you're also denying the existence of Pakistan, established for exactly the same reasons merely with "Jewish" replaced for "Muslim". Well, I'm not actually denying the existence of Israel (it exists, right?), but sure, there's no reason why Muslims have a particular right to form their own co...
by Mark James
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

But if you see it from the point of view of a random person who goes bowling once every 3.7 years, the whole thing does seem a bit weird. I don't get what's weird about it though. You use the proper equipment for the sport. For me it's no different to wearing ice skates to go ice skating or using c...
by Mark James
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 277
Views: 75240

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The space race was kind of stupid. The whole point was America beating the Soviets There were huge benefits in the fields of science and technology from the space program. If it was just a pissing competition, why go another 5 times (6 if you count the aborted Apollo 13)? You left off the part of m...
by Mark James
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

That's it folks. The great bowling shoe conspiracy has been rumbled. Should have realised it wasn't realistic to expect that different techniques for throwing different objects while standing on different surfaces might require different equipment. It was a good ride while it lasted. I'm off to sell...
by Mark James
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Worth a look.
How current times compare with medieval times.
A lot of baloney , but worth a watch
https://youtu.be/z2RujJ04vxY
Feck. Wish I hadn't clicked on that. The dude is a "taxation is theft" libertarian. My YouTube recommendations are gonna be screwed.
by Mark James
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

Bowling shoes are awesome in that they are designed to help you play the game properly and reduce injury. They weren't just designed to personally annoy Gevin. (That's just a happy coincidence). They allow for a degree of sliding that regular footwear doesn't and you don't want to scuff up the throw...
by Mark James
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

Sorry everyone. I forgot to engage sarcasm font. My snooker cue post was making fun of Gavin. Bowling shoes are a specifically designed piece of sports equipment made to play the sport just as cues are.
by Mark James
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

Snooker cues. Why do I have to use the equipment provided that has been specifically designed to play the sport properly? Why can't I just use a stick I found or roll the balls with my hand?
by Mark James
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

This was the tweet apparently. "As Israel moves forward with the annexation of the West Bank, and mainstream British politics is gagged of the right to critique Zionism, and Israel’s settler colonial pursuits, we loudly and clearly stand beside our Palestinian comrades. FREE PALESTINE.” (Sarcasm fon...
by Mark James
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

The Independent now has an editorial praising the decision to sack her. It was an article from their fecking newspaper she shared that led to it. Nonsense.
by Mark James
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accents and dialects
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Accents and dialects

Love a proper dublin accent saying naturdle minerdle wahter.

I also love the south African accent. It's bloody grite!
by Mark James
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 705
Views: 163438

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't want to know how magic tricks are done. Penn and Teller's Fool Us is back on and I still like it and all but I get sick of them speaking in code. I think it would be a better show if they just told us how it was done. Even the foolers. I want to see Penn and Teller's reaction to the...
by Mark James
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 277
Views: 75240

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The space race was kind of stupid. The whole point was America beating the Soviets, to show that free market capitalism was better than communism. And in order to win they had to use a Government funding programme.
by Mark James
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 46
Views: 4775

Re: Inventions corner

It may be the case that stuff is hotter to fingers then your mouth but if I handle a hot chip say, and it's too hot to pick up then I'll drop it. I'm not going to continue bringing it to my mouth to test. I'm happy to believe there is a difference in temperature but how many degrees can the differen...
by Mark James
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 277
Views: 75240

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:57 am
Gevin : food is hotter to the touch than to the mouth
How come I can comfortably hold a slice of pizza in my hand yet it burns my mouth when I try to take a bite?
by Mark James
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174987

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How come some live football tv shows never show crew credits at the end of the programme? The poor sound engineers, camera operators and directors never get a look in despite doing what's arguably a harder job than scripted shows.
by Mark James
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

Headless guitars.
by Mark James
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:27 pm
I don't use cis in the same way I don't have to announce myself as heterosexual.
Tell me again how c4c > Twitter.
by Mark James
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

"You can't have nuanced discussion on twitter"

"No, I'm not going to respond to or engage with the numerous valid criticisms on Twitter."

"Why is nuanced discussion on Twitter impossible? It's a mystery!"
by Mark James
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

by Mark James
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

I don't need to do the test to know I'm libertarian left.
by Mark James
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

I've never used shaving foam in my entire life.
by Mark James
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 712
Views: 156380

Re: Politics in General

Anyone else think the protests would be even cooler if they just kept to social distancing rules. The same amount of people at the protests but at least making a decent effort to stay 2m apart, even 1m as a compromise. Obviously it would take up more of the streets and stuff but I just think would b...
by Mark James
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174987

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What was and what will be the longest lasting fashion trend? Just watching the latest QI episode and they're all wearing ruffs? How long was stuff like that in fashion for? Was it longer than a century? The three piece suit has been around for over a century by know, albeit with different styles but...
by Mark James
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 705
Views: 163438

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I never really liked the Beatles until I took hallucinogens. Not so much that it made the music sound better (it did) but more from the destruction of the ego you get from tripping. I think I just had an aversion to them more as a rebellious thing. Like, I was expected to just automatically agree th...
by Mark James
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 4791

Re: Cummings and goings

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:54 pm
[A good comedian shouldn't be mixing politics with their comedy
How are you defining politics here? And comedian? And good?
by Mark James
Sat May 30, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 18
Views: 2762

Re: 2020 Vision

Suprised no one went for global pandemic.

Really scuppered alot of people's guesses. Even Liverpool winning the league was looking dodgy for a bit.
by Mark James
Tue May 26, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 4791

Re: Cummings and goings

Can we move on to the whole two days after Cumming's visit to Barnard Castle, GlaxoSmithKline, who are based there, signed an agreement to produce Covid 19 related medications conspiracy theory?
by Mark James
Tue May 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 4791

Re: Cummings and goings

If he had just resigned or been sacked the story would have gone away.
by Mark James
Mon May 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 71
Views: 4791

Re: Cummings and goings

WTF does it mean the time has passed to do anything? The best time might have been earlier but the next best time is now. He should resign now and if he doesn't, sack him now. Why is that difficult?
by Mark James
Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 130
Views: 16808

Re: Trade Secrets

We got a Sky Q box with new batteries about a year ago. As far as know the other ones are still working.
by Mark James
Sun May 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

Sparkling Water.
by Mark James
Sun May 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is picking the letters an advantage?
Replies: 33
Views: 4396

Re: Is picking the letters an advantage?

I wonder if anyone has ever declared "dodgy 8" but actually knew it was fine but said dodgy because they suspected their opponent to have the same 8 but be less confident in it and hope they decide against risking it.
by Mark James
Sat May 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Weird food fusions

When I was younger, for a dare, I dipped a jammy dodger biscuit in strawberry yoghurt and put it in a ham sandwich and ate it. It was actually grand. I also sprayed cream in a can on a ham roll once. That was surprisingly nice.
by Mark James
Fri May 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 26
Views: 2865

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
I'm guessing a straight man can have a man crush , so I'm going with Matt Damon
I would go with Kurt Cobain for that scenario.
by Mark James
Thu May 21, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 26
Views: 2865

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

This is a tricky one because I don't just want to go the route of picking an older woman, although I do like Marianne Williamson. She's still cracking for 67 but I (mostly) like her politics and I love just listening to her speak. She has that raspy thing going on. I would even be willing to overloo...
by Mark James
Sun May 17, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 549
Views: 176886

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I don't watch it myself but apparently parts of the finale for Blacklist had to be done with computer graphics due to the lockdown. It looks pretty bad, like a PS2 era video game, but also still kinda makes me want to watch it now. Judge for yourself https://youtu.be/O0nF4njky94
by Mark James
Sun May 17, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:08 am
Going back a few years I used to like Ironside and Hawaii 5 O.
Also Mssion Impossible.
Eh, he did Mission Impossible.
by Mark James
Sun May 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

I always liked Roseanne's intro where the family are sitting around the table. Might be tricky with just the three of yis. They Think it's all Over could be good as well. I actually wouldn't mind giving that one a go myself. Could do with a slightly bigger back garden for one or two of the clips tho...
by Mark James
Tue May 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Top Tens
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Top Tens

Broke out my SNES emulator for the lockdown so here's my top 10 Super Nintendo games. Was tempted to put Mario All Stars but that's really a collection of NES games and I prefer the NES versions. Contra 3 was unlucky to miss out and I don't really know why but I prefer the original Street Figher 2 t...
by Mark James
Tue May 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Top Tens
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Top Tens

Here's the ten I put on Facebook. Just in order of how I posted them, not in any order of numerical supremacy. 1. Ok Computer - Radiohead 2. Leviathan - Mastodon 3. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera 4. Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates 5. Blind Melon - Blind Melon 6. Class Clown - George Carlin 7. Rage...
by Mark James
Mon May 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 705
Views: 163438

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Another Facebook one. Anyone who did that 10 album covers thing and chose a best of. I even saw one idiot do the entire Beatles box set as one entry.
by Mark James
Mon May 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 300
Views: 106358

Re: What films have you watched lately?

2001: A Space Odyssey was on the other morning. I had watched it before back when I smoked weed which is supposedly how you're meant to watch it but I didn't like it that first time so thought I'd give it another. Still not getting it really. You can tell how well it's made I guess and it was probab...
by Mark James
Sun May 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

I've always hated wearing a watch. I don't like the feeling of them on my wrist. And my mobile phone tells the time so watches are kind of redundant as far as I'm concerned.
by Mark James
Fri May 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Beat the Chasers
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Beat the Chasers

So what do people think of this? Not a patch on the original for me. A good few of the contestants were short changed with the offers compared to others. The better the chasers assumed you were the worse the offers. Other than having to get at least one, the first five questions were kind of useless...
by Mark James
Fri May 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12767

Re: Joke Items

Fake poo. Why would you pay for it when you can get the real stuff for free?
by Mark James
Fri May 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174987

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Do you think it would be better if we got rid of time zones and just had one global time. Countries would still do the same things just at different times. Why does everyone (obviously not everyone but you know what I mean) have to work 9am-5pm. Why can't Londoners do that and New Yorkers work 2pm-1...
by Mark James
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174987

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why are mini guns called mini guns. They're fecking huge.
by Mark James
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 473
Views: 53198

Re: Religion

A new chart entry this week, Dome of the Anti-Vax Congregation with their album Spire of the Climate Change Deniers.
by Mark James
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 300
Views: 106358

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Velvet Buzzsaw. Thought it was pretty good. The final third was a bit weak but overall I would recommend it. I liked Nightcrawler from the same director too, his cinematography is amazing, in particular his shots of city skylines which are unreal in both movies.