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by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 6134

Re: Inventions corner

Marmite granules
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 722
Views: 177837

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Conor wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:25 pm
People who say 'The Rona' to mean Covid-19.
It's a bit better than Wuhan Flu
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:54 pm
What do you mean you've never been in a bar sat at a table for one?
Not intentionally 😂
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Very disappointed that the tier system is judged by counties rather than by district.
I live and work in Kent and and apart from Sheppy and Dartford most other areas are pretty good
Also how the fuck did London get off so lightly?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 78249

Re: Deathwatch 2017

At least he can give God his hand back now
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I do find it difficult to enjoy films where the protagonists are not likeable but I only watched the pilot of Succession so maybe it gets better. You might struggle with Succession. But give it a go. At worst it's beautifully crafted. How about another example of the protagonists all being horrendo...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Wolf of Wall Street I loathed and yet I can appreciate how well made it was and DiCaprio deserved an Oscar for his performance ( although he didn't win) . But I couldn't watch it again. I do find it difficult to enjoy films where the protagonists are not likeable but I only watched the pilot of Succ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Succession (both seasons but particularly the second) - outstandingly good. I stood up and applauded the TV at the end of some episodes. Queen's Gambit - pretty good. The Crown - only half way through but really enjoying this as an easy watch. And agree with Phil about Thatcher. I'm re-watching Ski...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watching the West Wing. I can no longer call this the best show I have never watched.. I'm not sure why I didn't even try to watch this first time round, although as I remember the late 1990s was probably the period I was working hardest. Just binge watched the first 2 seasons ( 40 odd episodes) in ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 98453

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:45 pm
I wanted Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic to get back in form!
Very tempted to put Fulham penalty takers in the Joke items thread
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 282
Views: 84899

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Buzz Lightyear being named in honour of the second man on the moon
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:42 pm
You can get proper hypoallergenic proper cats.
What do they make them from?
What if you scotchgard it
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

That's as likely as the half a million tests a day that's been peddled
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

James Nguyen wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:51 am
Just finished Dark; still pissed off at that ending.
Still got to watch season 3.
Is it not worth watching then?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

James Nguyen wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:54 am
Is it normal to nearly cry(as in your eyes start welling up) cause you think a song is almost as perfect as it can be
Name that tune
If it evokes a memory, then yes it's normal.
Max Richter can do this to me with On The Nature of Daylight
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark James wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Why would anyone voluntarily buy one of those hairless cats?
Why a cat?
Do you even ' own' ' a cat if you've got one.
NB. I'm bored with lockdown and I am reducing myself to trolling cat owners
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I know I'm late to the party but I am watching The West Wing.
I am not a fan of American political dramas but this is exceptional the writing is top notch from Aaron Sorkin and the cast is superb.
I have whizzed through 2 seasons in less than a fortnight.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I know The Crown isn't famed for historical accuracy but Thatcher apparently asking the Queen to dissolve Parliament to prevent her ousting would almost certainly never have happened. It wouldn't have stopped the process, it was an internal Conservative Party matter. Dramatic licence for certain. I...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Two episodes in and I'm enjoying the new season of The Crown, but I have to say I'm disappointed in Gillian Anderson as Thatcher. The voice is all wrong - it's as if she's trying too hard to do an impersonation, rather than just inhabiting the character in the way Jason Watkins did so beautifully l...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 749
Views: 193360

Re: Politics in General

The point is that saying it's exaggerated, it's overdramatised, it's mood music, etc., amounts to a denial of the issue given how widespread things had become so as to drive out various Jewish Labour MPs and the nonsense hurled at Rachel et al. Edit: I do wonder if it's a case of defending Corbyn p...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 749
Views: 193360

Re: Politics in General

Keir Starmer has just said that Corbyn won't be returning as a Labour MP . But anyway, to summarise the issue, from that article: Sir Keir Starmer said those who think the issue had been "exaggerated" should "be nowhere near the Labour Party". But later, Mr Corbyn released a statement, saying the s...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 198
Views: 32540

Re: Music

Think I will wait for a cover version 😊
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 282
Views: 84899

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Not me, but on the new quiz show Winning Combination a woman in her thirties got a question right but she pronounced Samuel Pepys as Samuel Peppis.
I wondered if anyone else has gone through life mispronouncing a name
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

There is a 'thing' called six degrees of Kevin Bacon whereby you can determine that every actor is no more than six people away from Kevin Bacon from the films they have made.
I was wondering if there is an optimum number of degrees for one person to be known to anyone on the planet
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 282
Views: 84899

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Adam Gillard wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Shaun the sheep.
I missed all the puns from Captain Pugwash when I was little.
Seaman Staines and Roger the Cabin Boy being two 😁
Before anyone comments

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Pugwash
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Des O’Connor (1932-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Des O’Connor (1932-2020)

2nd best Countdown presenter imho

Done a great job especially when dealing with Jeffery Handsford
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 78249

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Des O' Connor, entertainer, quiz show host and former Countdown Presenter
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 98453

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:44 pm
bloody mitrovic missing that bloody pen
Surely you didn't want Scotland to lose?
It will be like Euro 96 all other again
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 98453

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Well done the sweaties for qualifying for the Euros next year.
It will be fun playing the auld enemy next June.
I do hope fans will be allowed to go though
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Apropos to nothing in particular, a young ( 20ish) worker at Waitrose, yesterday, thought the 2 minutes silence was for 9/11
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 141
Views: 17350

Re: Joke Items

Contract trace app. My stepdaughter has the app and it has just pinged to tell her to self isolate and she hadn't left the house since yesterday. I also have the app and mine had not pinged. Either I'm missing something or the app is crap It could easily take a day for a test result and the subsequ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 141
Views: 17350

Re: Joke Items

Contract trace app.
My stepdaughter has the app and it has just pinged to tell her to self isolate and she hadn't left the house since yesterday.
I also have the app and mine had not pinged.
Either I'm missing something or the app is crap
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 141
Views: 17350

Re: Joke Items

Fireworks or more specifically bonfire night.
It's been 415 years, let it go
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 78249

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mark James wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Knock knock.

Who's there?

Dishes.

Dishes who?

Dishes the ghost of Sean Connery.
Good Wifey McBeaty joke there.

Prior to yesterday.
When was the best time to meet Sean Connery for Wimbledon.?
Tennish
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Still at least the football is safe.
But you can't buy your Christmas tree unless online
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I'm expectingpelters for this but here goes. Why don't the government offer free WiFi for all. Lockdown all vulnerable people and those over sixty. (BTW I'm classed as vulnerable). Encourage the young and healthy to help those that are vulnerable if only to show them how to shop online or shop for t...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 78249

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:04 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:41 am
RIP Bobby Ball.
Didn't he already die?

Pretend edit - Oh, that was Eddie Large.
Tommy Cannon could fill the vacancy with Sid Little or maybe become a Chuckle Brother
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 78249

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Bobby Ball.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 71
Views: 7262

Re: Cool Things You Did

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:30 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 am
I got buried in an insane quantity of pine cones for a music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTRP-xw7uE
Far more cool, to me at least, is having a credit on IMDB
although you will need to get it updated
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 71
Views: 7262

Re: Cool Things You Did

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 am
I got buried in an insane quantity of pine cones for a music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTRP-xw7uE
Far more cool, to me at least, is having a credit on IMDB
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Queens Gambit (on Netflix) A mini series about a female chess prodigy is definitely not in my wheelhouse but this mini-series is a joy to behold. The directing and camerawork are amazing and the female lead is perfect. The last episode is probably the best series finale I've seen in a very long time...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 71
Views: 7262

Re: Cool Things You Did

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 am
I got buried in an insane quantity of pine cones for a music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTRP-xw7uE
Having recently become a member of a FB pun group I can appreciate the use of insane, giving the nature of the video
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Nah, this is me at home in bed, on my laptop, putting on a song I've heard a million times from the same place I always put it on, and it's just faster this time. Surely others have experienced this? Not necessarily in my bed, but at some point in their lives? Try playing the song on another device...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

It's probably me having a senior moment.
Especially as I thought it was from you 😁
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Has a post been removed?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 35
Views: 3168

Re: Track and Field Athletics

I do like the vagueries of measurement of sports pitches especially football.
The minimum and maximum measurements vary a lot and if you've ever been to Oxford Uniteds ground you will see that sloping pitches are alliwed
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Have we had the debate on when the 21st Century started.
Is it January 1st 2000?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Noel Mc wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:00 pm
We (NI) are going in to a two week lockdown from this weekend. Schools closed an extra week for mid term. Restaurants etc. all shut. Close to the full shabang.
What about over the border?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 35
Views: 3168

Re: Track and Field Athletics

Edwards' 18.29 was well behind the line, at least 10cm I would say. It's a shame his 18.43 was non legal for wind (2.4 ish I think), I wonder how much difference that really made. Either way I definitely think his world record doesn't quite do him justice, and am surprised it still stands today. No...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 35
Views: 3168

Re: Track and Field Athletics

And on the high jump / pole vault thing, surely nowadays they could have a system of laser beams or something to measure the height you reach, so each jump is properly measured, rather than having to get over each set height! Aye, but you can't ask people to jump over nothing. The bar provides a po...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: Rachel Riley Post

Adam Gillard wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:55 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Lucky her baby wasn't a boy or she probably would have chopped his nob off or something.
I find this post offensive.
That was a knee jerk reaction 😂
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I keep hearing reports that the R rate is higher in some areas than during lockdown. Isn't it time to go back to full lockdown ( unlikely to happen nationally) or give flu jabs to everyone over 50 and live life as normal, as it will blow over eventually Well, the whole point of lockdown was to redu...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I keep hearing reports that the R rate is higher in some areas than during lockdown.
Isn't it time to go back to full lockdown ( unlikely to happen nationally) or give flu jabs to everyone over 50 and live life as normal, as it will blow over eventually
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Pronunciations
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Name Pronunciations

I used to have issues with Ronald Reagan's pronunciation ( Raygon rather than reegon as was its pronunciation during his acting days)
Also Colin Powell's first name as Coe-lin
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 722
Views: 177837

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Driving things are probably a bit too obvious but so many people do this specific thing - people who signal right to go onto a roundabout and just carry on signalling right until they leave. Signalling right seems pretty redundant to me anyway. It's far more important to indicate left when you're l...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Pronunciations
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Name Pronunciations

Names that are hard to pronounce.
St John
Ghislaine
Siobhan
Padraig
A host of other Gaelic names I will have trouble even spelling
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Avenue 5 was good fun, far from Excellent but definitely recommended for Iannucci fans. Just gone through most of The Eric Andre Show which I quite enjoyed but absolutely would not recommend to any of you. Recently finished second series of Atlanta. Kind of ambles around but perhaps all the more ch...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 205540

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just binged season one of Utopia (2020) on Amazon Prime. I really enjoyed it, it won't stand up in comparison to the UK version obviously but what TV Sci fi can ( OK, maybe Devs). It managed to add an interesting subplot too. John Cusack was excellent as the antagonist and Rainn Wilson is always wat...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 722
Views: 177837

Re: People you shouldn't trust

The most obvious inconsistencies are for words ending Ough.
Cough
Tough
Bough
Dough
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 722
Views: 177837

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:52 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Looks to me like it's spelt to rhyme with Ferrari.
Whereas it looks to me like it's spelled to rhyme with wary.
What about Gary?
My brother is Garry so no ambiguity there.

Back to Mary, my favourite pronunciation is Maori is in Mary Poppins by the method actor Dick Van Dyke as Burt 😊