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by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 89
Views: 21384

Re: TENNIS

I'd argue that Djokovic's French Open win is his best slam achievement to date - beating the undisputed king of clay, who wasn't hampered by injury, and coming back from 2 sets down twice. The first to beat Nadal and win the title in RG in the same tournament. It's also hard to see Djokovic not com...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 1002
Views: 120897

Re: The C4C Football Thread

England to make Semi final via a penalty shoot out win against Spain then maybe Deja Vue again against Germany
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:24 am
Pretty awful human being Priti Patel (I know I've done that one before) has spoken on the subject. Basically she's pro booing.
I thought she was, anti, anti booing.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why do carrots taste horrible, to me, but i like carrot cake
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When does winter begin in the Northern Hemisphere.
My partner was born on the 12th December and I day she is an Autumn Baby as i thought winter starts on the shortest day but i have read elsewhere its the first.
What is right?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Cant say ive ever eaten plain almonds
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:00 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:05 pm
Why don't almonds taste almondy?
They do in CSW
It's valid in Countdown too.
What do they taste like, cyanide?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:05 pm
Why don't almonds taste almondy?
They do in CSW
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

It's not as if BLM invented it anyway so maybe it's wrong to automatically associate it with them. True. But it's not as though the Nazis invented the swastika. Swastikas are a far more specific symbol than kneeling. Id say over 90% of people would automatically think of Nazism if they saw a Swasti...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

Wearing of poppies on football shirts have been outlawed because Eufa and FIFA considered it a political statement. So if taking the knee is aligned with BLM a Marxist political organisation then equally should be outlawed. I maintain that stand up to racism and other initiatives that the FA have in...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

GB News lol.
The Daily Mail news channel
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

can i mention the compulsion for young Germans to join the Hitler youth To be honest, it sounds like you knew on some level that this was a ridiculous point - so why go ahead and post it anyway? I was taking it to an illogical conclusion Croatia didnt take the knee today, does that make them racist...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

Excellent points, well made. I suppose my question then, is that necessarily a bad thing? Exactly - I don't disagree with Callum as such, but there are many situations in life where it wouldn't be inaccurate to say that one felt compelled to do X or Y, but doing so would simply be seen as basic pol...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

If a streaker ran on the pitch they would have cut the feed
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

They could and should have cut the feed though
Yes the caneraman and the Euefa producers are more culpable
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

Footballers being compelled to take the knee Compelled by who or what? Compelled by a desire to show a display of solidarity with people suffering racist abuse? How awful! Im referring to taking the knee which is an act of a political organisatiin founded in Anerica Whats wrong with stand up to rac...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Maybe better on the football thread but the BBC should not have broadcast the footage of Errikson getting CPR and panning in on his distraught wife
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Inside No 9 season 6 episode 5 was the nost derivative and fornulaic but with Derek Jacobi it was always engaging.
I did like the way they did the switcheroo at the end
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I've watched the repeats of all the episodes of Fawlty Towers on BBC1. Now, I do like Fawlty Towers, but with its reliance on just cringe and slapstick humour and with not much in the way of plot development in most episodes, some of them do seem very long and would probably be better as 20-minute ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 173
Views: 38486

Re: Joke Items

Mark James wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:34 pm
Radio controlled cars that deliver the football for kick off. Wtf was that all about.
I thought Ngolo Kante was driving 😊
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

This is Lady Parts.
Highly original, very funny the music is great too
Its about a Muslim all girl punk rock band.
Its on Channel 4 /more 4 boxsets.
Go watch it, you won't be disappointed
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

Ok maybe not completely mad
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57426579
Although the Equalities act might get a few racists and anti vaxers asking for their veliefs to be recognised 😊
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

World gone mad. Scrabble 400 words expigated on Scravble Go overnight without warning, cabt play JEW, ABO or FAG but FUCK and CUNT still acceptable Footballers being compelled to take the knee Everyones historical tweets under scrutiny. With regards the tweets they have been available for 9 years wh...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 173
Views: 38486

Re: Joke Items

Mark James wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:47 pm
Laces that are too long. Especially when they're the ones that come with shoe. Surely the people who make the shoe should know how long the laces that come with the shoe should be.
If you are an old fat bastard like me then any shoes with laces
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 173
Views: 38486

Re: Joke Items

Continuing on the sporting theme I would like to include a full set of golf clubs.
Surely with an adjustable blade (?) and shaft you could get away with 3 or 4 clubs, at most, no need for a hefty bag.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When I were a lad in the early 1970s there was a spate of bicycle tyes around lamp posts.
I was always impressed with whoever climbed up the lamp post to do it or even better, was skilled enough to throw the tyre that accurately
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 52
Views: 7732

Re: Track and Field Athletics

Ive probably said this before, ( Im sure Gev will confirm)
It would be intersting to see if sponsred doping would produce unbelievable times.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 52
Views: 7732

Re: Track and Field Athletics

We should also include Flo Jo in all this proving it is not just Eastern Bloc countries and Ben Johnson that are guilty
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 89
Views: 21384

Re: TENNIS

I'm very interested to see how the whole Naomi Osaka thing plays out. With mental health being considered a much bigger deal than it used to be, I wonder if the tennis authorities might have shot themselves in the foot with their heavy-handed approach - fines and threats of expulsion. The BBC are n...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Inside no 9 season 6 episode 4.
Great misdirection and a rathly grisly ending almost a filmed version of a fireside camp ghost story
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 31, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who keep pointing out you are going prematurely senile 😊
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 31, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 52
Views: 7732

Re: Track and Field Athletics

Fred Mumford wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 8:43 pm
The javelin record used to be well over 100m. I kind of lost interest once it became obvious that the IAAF thought that steeplechasers being speared by javelins might not be in the best interests of the sport.
Didnt they have to change the centrw of gravity of the Javelin because of Jan Zelezny
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 28, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I was definitely more of a Seinfeld fan.
I bit like Oasis and Blur rivalry a lot of Friends fans didn't like Seindfeld and vice versa.
Friends was a show that made me smile rather than laugh.
The reunion was nice to watch sans adverts but i am not a fan if James Cordon
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 26, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I thought it was quite good but when you take a step back and look at what was required to achieve the goal, none of the twists and turns of the story really needed to happen. Twists and turns are its raison d'etre. I liked the last twist in particular. There was more plot in that half hour than mo...
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 26, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
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Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I did think episode 2 was fairly generic. I think it was OK, except that the ending doesn't really hold up. Episode 3 best one yet this series I thought it was quite good but when you take a step back and look at what was required to achieve the goal, none of the twists and turns of the story reall...
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 25, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 8:11 pm
Callum Todd wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Just caught up with Inside No 9. Really enjoyed both episodes. Great show. Episode 2 wasn't as original as Episode 1 but still well done.
I did think episode 2 was fairly generic. I think it was OK, except that the ending doesn't really hold up.
Episode 3 best one yet this series
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 10:21 am
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:02 pm
How come when you get fatter, your penis doesn't get any bigger?

(My motivations for asking this question are mine and mine alone.)
If anything it makes it look smaller, or so I'm told 😊.
Best solution is lose weight or get a partner with small hands
I chose the latter
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 24, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:02 pm
How come when you get fatter, your penis doesn't get any bigger?

(My motivations for asking this question are mine and mine alone.)
If anything it najes it look smaller, or so I'm told 😊.
Beat solution is loose weight or get a partner with small hands
I chose the latter
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 23, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

All in all a very high standard of sobgs this, year
France was by far the best sung song
Vut Italy had a lot of energy
Thought we would be bortom 3 but i never saw nil point coming what with Ireland and Australia voting
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 22, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 7:31 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 7:02 pm
Prediction Iceland to Win
Btw not heard any songs
Are they favourite? Me too then.
Not sure i think because they cant perform live because of Covid it would be ironic.
Malta sounded good
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 22, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Prediction Iceland to Win
Btw not heard any songs
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 20, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 4:32 pm
Meakin missed out an x. xxxxx xxx xxx.
Indeed I did I won't correct it though.
I obviiusly can't count to 5 or i have a blind spot on the 0
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 20, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 803
Views: 249724

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who DON'T read out phone numbers as (xxxx) pause (xxx) pause (xxx).
I think Americans do it in reverse with the 4 digits at the end
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 18, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When your mobile phone has no signal and says emergency calls only how does that work with no signal?
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 17, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 173
Views: 38486

Re: Joke Items

Breakfast in bed. I can't think of a more awkward and annoying place to eat. It's a ridiculous concept. What's even stupider is when people don't have it made for them, but get up and make it for themselves and then go back to fucking bed to eat it. Maybe this should be in "people you shouldn't tru...
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 16, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

In a similar vane electric cars have to make an artificial noise so you can hear them coming
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 15, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

Not much noise about anti Zionist Labour talk atm for some reason
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 15, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 20
Views: 3706

Re: 2021 vision

I am going to post an ammended list here. Sport. Chelsea to win FA Cup Man City to win Champions League and the Premier league by at least 8 points Champions league places for Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea The Olympics, to go ahead with limited fans. Team Gb to win more than 10 gold medals England...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 14, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I watched the first episode. It was terrible. The first episode is probably the weakest but it appealed to me especially as Dublin is one of my favourite cities and I do like Dominhal Gleeson and his brother. The clever film references are brilliant and the last episode had a very clever twist. I d...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 14, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I watched the first episode of the new series of Inside No 9 the other day. Nothing special but hopefully there'll be some good ones in there. Also, all of Blackadder is on the iPlayer and I've started watching the under-rated and for-some-reason-rarely-repeated first series. I also found the pilot...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 14, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 26
Views: 6758

Re: Rachel Riley Post

I wonder if Ms Vorderman is friends with Ms Robinson
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite ite one liners
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Favourite ite one liners

Whe refering to an alcoholic.
He's got a nose like a blind cobblers thumb
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 13, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I watched the first episode of the new series of Inside No 9 the other day. Nothing special but hopefully there'll be some good ones in there. Also, all of Blackadder is on the iPlayer and I've started watching the under-rated and for-some-reason-rarely-repeated first series. I also found the pilot...
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 13, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 628
Views: 299768

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Motherland, very funny comedy that wouldnt normally be in my wheelhouse but I do like Anna Maxwell Martin and Diane Morgan but Lucy Punch really is funny too.
The writing is superb.
On BBC Iplayer
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 12, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 901
Views: 288954

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:36 pm
From that I'd say Cernon was the last person to walk on the moon but Schmidt was the last person to walk onto the moon.
Stanley Kubrick is dead now so it will be difficult to substantiate this 😊
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 09, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 526987

Re: Politics in General

I think if Sturgeon can get a referendum on having a referendum and wins then she has an argunent to present to Westminster/ law courts
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 09, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Catsdown on Countdown
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Catsdown on Countdown

Do you think it would be a good idea to get some of the funny/ interesting guests from Catsdown to go on Countdown to boost ratings?