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by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 554
Views: 101794

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Obviously I haven't always wanted this question answered but: I'm no cricket fan anyway, but how do people (both players and fans) motivate themselves to really give a shit about the Ashes almost immediately after winning the World Cup? The one day game to a lot of people , me included , is an infe...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

Just to be clear. I was not being hostile. I just don't think I could honestly find talking about religion in anyway a good thing outside of this thread. I.e in real life. I am sure you are a lovely person. (if Gev says so , it must be true ) but this religious nonesense has no place in the modern ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

Just to be clear. I was not being hostile. I just don't think I could honestly find talking about religion in anyway a good thing outside of this thread. I.e in real life. I am sure you are a lovely person. (if Gev says so , it must be true ) but this religious nonesense has no place in the modern w...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

No offence dude ,if I see you at a Co event, I will avoid you like the plague Wow, that's uncalled for. In this conversation, Dan isn't the person I'd be avoiding. Sorry if you think me out of order. But anyone who says they have met god personally really isn't someone I want to be associated with....
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

No offence dude ,if I see you at a Co event, I will avoid you like the plague
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?
Replies: 20
Views: 1133

Re: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?

I am guessing this was voted for by the public.
This really is the boaty mcboatface of funny jokes
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 100533

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't say their mobile phone number in the 5/3/3 format
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?
Replies: 20
Views: 1133

Re: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?

I'm going to hijack this thread to discuss this year's winner of Dave's "Funniest Joke of The Fringe" . Won by Olaf Falafel, it goes "I keep randomly shouting out 'Broccoli' and 'Cauliflower' - I think I might have florets". However, it's a bit of a shit joke isn't it? I mean, it's just a weak pun....
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 554
Views: 101794

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 am
While I get that sports fans like me indirectly spend a lot of money watching our favourite games, why the HELL do people directly give some serious amounts of money to online gaming streamers?
Each to their own.
It's another form of addiction
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

David Williams wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:55 pm
One thing I don't understand is why being a committed Christian is a source of comfort. I don't imagine God has changed his views much in the last couple of thousand years, so pretty much everyone in this country is going to hell.
No only those that voted leave 😃
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

That said, I'm not all that pleased about it. I am somewhat jealous of the comfort that faith seems to provide many people I know. The late Christopher Hitchens considered himself an "antitheist", in that he didn't believe in god, and would be disappointed to discover that he was wrong, even before...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

My views of religious people has softened over the years to the point that I am never rude enough to ridicule theists as I believe accepting death is easier for these people when they are old or seriously ill.
I will always keep an open mind ,sort of hedging my bets.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 100533

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:21 pm
People who reply to those stupid things on Facebook like "Tag a friend who..." or "Your porn name is..." etc.
People who post cruelty to animals and please copy and paste my cancer, depression , autism diatribes are far worse
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 419
Views: 18318

Re: Religion

At least agnostics are never smug about their beliefs.
Although you could call them wishy washy fence sitters
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 554
Views: 101794

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Because each organisation recommends a mandatory challenger to the belt holder and sometimes if you don't fight them then you get stripped of your belt.
All bollocks I know.
Btw blame the start of all these different organisations on Muhammad Ali
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Streaming Movies

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Most threads turn into discussions about masturbation at some point, but this one was especially quick to do so, well done team.
Wanker
sorry couldn't resist.😃
Probably why I've got yellow teeth, bad eyes and one large bicep 😜
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Streaming Movies

Why would any man not admit that he didn't have a wank from time to time? It's hardly scandalous. I used to think that when you're in a relationship and have sex regularly, you'd probably stop, but in my experience you don't, and that doesn't mean that you're not getting enough, or anything like th...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 484
Views: 80341

Re: Politics in General

Voting reforms would see around fifty Brexit Party MPs.
Just let that sink in for a bit before you realise it's not the answer.
Not that I have a scooby doo what is 😀
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 484
Views: 80341

Re: Politics in General

James Cleverly is annoyed about the result in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election because the remain parties didn't stand against each other to give the Lib Dems a better chance of winning. It's almost as if First Past the Post is an awful voting system isn't it, James? On a separate note, I fin...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Streaming Movies

What are your views on illegally streaming movies. I have an unlimited Cinema Pass and Netflix and Amazon Prime so I rarely bother these days but there are some exceptions. For example I streamed Endgame as I have a weak bladder and wanted to watch it before going to the cinema to watch it ' proper...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Streaming Movies

What are your views on illegally streaming movies. I have an unlimited Cinema Pass and Netflix and Amazon Prime so I rarely bother these days but there are some exceptions. For example I streamed Endgame as I have a weak bladder and wanted to watch it before going to the cinema to watch it ' properl...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019

a Basically, during Paul’s bit about Eurovision, there was a 4th nugget he added, which was cut out. :( He was talking about Kate Robbins (the daughter of Ted), who had represented the UK in Eurovision as part of a band called Prima Donna. His nugget was that KATE ROBBINS is amazingly an anagram of...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019

a What? Basically, during Paul’s bit about Eurovision, there was a 4th nugget he added, which was cut out. :( He was talking about Kate Robbins (the daughter of Ted), who had represented the UK in Eurovision as part of a band called Prima Donna. His nugget was that KATE ROBBINS is amazingly an anag...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 50084

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Rutger Hauer RIP
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 110098

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

My main gripe with circumcision is the same as with ear piercing .
You shouldn't inflict either on your child until they are old enough to make an informed choice.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 110098

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The fundamental difference between FGM and MGM is that circumcision is a medical procedure that can be performed if it alleviates a medical condition.
FGM is just barbaric.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 110098

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

They're really not. I agree with you that male circumcision is unnecessary and can cause problems and I would happily see it banned, but the terrible lifelong and frequently life threatening complications caused by FGM are in a different league. You're right of course. We agree on this. I don't pos...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 39225

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm
The Nissan Sunny's name is derived from reversing the syllables of Nissan.
That's not at all obvious.
Is that like when you repeat a two syllable word over and over.
So my surname would sound like kinme
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 66539

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Why thank you! It was a repeat, initially shown March 2016. No idea it was going to be shown until someone spotted it and told me. In hindsight, Singapore is far too small to have its own full race track, but I only had enough time to think "WHERE THE HELL IS MONACO" about three times before having...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 554
Views: 101794

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why has it become a thing that sites where yo have to log in now have a separate page for your username and password? It used to always be one under the other, but now you enter your username and click "next" to get the bit where you enter your password. There'd better be a fucking good reason for ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 66539

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Was it a repeat ?
You was certainly one of the best contestants I've seen recently , personality wise.
I got the last question right because I've been to Singapore and they don't have a racetrack.
Well not in 1986 at least.
Nice of The Beast to say the team would have won with you in it.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 66539

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Definitely a looky like after that performance 😃
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 66539

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Oops
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 66539

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Is that Mark Deeks on the Chase right now ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 66539

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

I have the wrong glasses on but....
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

I am off work that day so could finally go to one but I have to occasionally have to look after my mum so won't be certain until nearer the time Do you have a maximum number before it's fully booked or can I , say , book it a week before ? I imagine a week before would be fine. It probably won't bo...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

I am off work that day so could finally go to one but I have to occasionally have to look after my mum so won't be certain until nearer the time
Do you have a maximum number before it's fully booked or can I , say , book it a week before ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 98
Views: 8600

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

By the way, how much does it matter if a few specks of piss that you can't see or smell, and as far as you're concerned doesn't even exist, land on some of the surfaces near your toilet? You're not going to know. Also they say piss is sterile don't they? I mean, it's probably some bullshit myth, bu...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 208
Views: 48315

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am
David Kelly died in 2003.
You are right and wrong at the same time.
The David Kelly I'm thinking of from Fawlty Towers died in 2012 it was his birthday this week that's where my confusion lie.
To add to my confusion I've now forgotten if it's Kelly or Kelley
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 50084

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Quincy Jones was (is) the king.
Not sure if he is still alive
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 208
Views: 48315

Re: Deathwatch 2017

David Kelly and Freddie Jones both died this week.
Mandela effect in action as I thought they died 2 years ago
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 484
Views: 80341

Re: Politics in General

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:43 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 pm
I object to you calling me an ultra-right bigot, to be honest.

And that's 150,000 people more than the zero who elected Gordon Brown.
Seriously, you're actually a member of the Conservative Party?
Correct.
Would Centre Right bigot be more apt 😀
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 484
Views: 80341

Re: Politics in General

After about 100 attempts to remember my password after resetting my laptop.... I'm going to vote for Boris Johnson. He does have some nice policies that really appeal to me, such as the reduction of "sin" taxes. Jeremy Hunt represents continuity Theresa May, so I'm avoiding him like the plague. Are...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 122
Views: 34221

Re: Countdowners in the news

Rachel got married
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 100533

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:14 am
People who call a PIN a "pin number".
Same people who refers to ATMs as ATM machine.
I do believe there is a word for this.....I think it was on Only Connect
Edit it is called RAS syndrome
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 100533

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:59 pm
People who make fake accounts on here.
Name and shame

Okay the Penny Has dropped , just seen the Spoilers thread
As you were

Richard
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 110098

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The Virtues.
Not an easy watch , but brilliant acting , especially from Stephen Graham.
Years and Years , Black Mirroresque , very good .
Gets a bit Doctor Who like towards the end but still perfectly feasible future for Great Britain.
Quite chilling.....Boris/Jean Rook
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 91
Views: 24858

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I can easily run up the stairs two at a time, but the penalty for a mistake is much less as well. I used to do 3 at a time easily when I was younger. Strangely, I don't find it so easy now. You don’t walk very well do you Zarte ? I'm guessing that's Zarte's sense of humour. Don't think he's ready f...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 91
Views: 24858

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

One of the funniest things I've ever seen was someone falling up the stairs. She tripped over and by all laws of physics should have gone downwards but she ended up five steps up from where she started. Don't know how it was done. That was how I chipped my tooth when I was ten. 40 odd years later ,...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 91
Views: 24858

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I'm not sure how many people can actually do this but I've seen people running down stairs while missing out steps and not tripping and killing themselves in the process. How is this even possible? I think it's a combination of balance, coordination and inertia I am better at running up the stairs ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 3131

Re: Tory Leadership

They are so non descript i actually voted for Dominic Raab (Alan B'stard ) instead of Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart will never get the backing of the right wingers.
He would make a good Labour leader though
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7023

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Don't forget the free Mindsports T shirt
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 110098

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Years and Years on the BBC. Quite an interesting drama set in the near future suggesting how things might pan out. I'd recommend it.
Sort of like Black Mirror light.
Very scary as it's all plausible
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 100533

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who make a post without finishing their
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7023

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Can we have a list of who is going from this forum.
I may go if I have a chance 😃
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3947

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Does anybody else miss the posts of Jason Larsen ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3947

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Any news on the guy who hacked his account Ben ?
Maybe he is back .
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3947

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

People with mental health issues have always been treated with respect here 🤭
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 2176

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

I'm guessing he will get 1047.
Whatever he gets in sure he will get a t shirt with the winning total
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 100533

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Bojo