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by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 156
Views: 27240

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Well a Countdown related question on Tenable.....top ten presenters of Countdown......I managed nine.....No 1 was Carol Vorderman
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 105
Views: 8472

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched two good films, Marjorie Prime, a cerebral Sci-fi about the human condition, and Mudbound an excellent adaption of the book by Hillary Jordan. Excellent acting all round, could be Netflix first best picture Oscar
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10281

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Not seen Meet the Parents then ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:50 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Just a personal view. Can't give up meat due to the smell and taste of bacon.
With that said, some of my favourite meals are vegetarian.
Chick pea and lentil curries and porcini rissotto
You know that bacon is officially carcinogenic don't you?
Source ?
Sauce........brown
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL going forwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: FOCAL going forwards

Sorry to put this in this thread, due to technical issues.
Having just witnessed the first tablet Scrabble tournament, I wondered if Apterous could be used in the same way, albeit a laptop version.
I just wondered if a face to face event would work.
Feel free to put this in the correct thread
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Waitrose seem to have the best range of quality vegetarian products in a high street supermarket. The Higgidy range is good and their newest chicken tikka masala is the best meat substitute curry I've tasted. My father in law has recently been diagnosed with gout so he can't eat most meats so whenev...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Not a problem , I did go on a vegetarian diet to lose weight many years ago.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Just a personal view. Can't give up meat due to the smell and taste of bacon.
With that said, some of my favourite meals are vegetarian.
Chick pea and lentil curries and porcini rissotto
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Fats Domino has just passed away......am I the only one who thought he died years ago ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30655

Re: Politics in General

Everyone is going crazy about Clive Lewis' comments, but a more extreme approach should be taken when considering the position of Sheffield Labour MP Jared O'Mara, I think even though the comments were made 13 years ago, they really were extreme for a modern day politician. I personally think that ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30655

Re: Politics in General

Whenever a story like this breaks, we always get the Twitter is outraged line.
When isn't Twitter outraged
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Very sad waste of a life........although I am probably making assumptions it was alcohol related
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 212
Views: 13018

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watching the Orville, a cross between Star Trek and Galaxy Quest, not too bad so far. More of a homage than a piss take
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 212
Views: 13018

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I think it looked dated in the nineties, only Richard O'Briens charisma made it watchable.
It just looks like a gameshow made by six formers.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 3636

Re: Countdown in the pub

That's ridiculous, 8.30 is far too early
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 105
Views: 8472

Re: What films have you watched lately?

We shall have to agree to disagree.
I thought, plotwise, it was one the most inventive and least derivative films of the last ten years.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 105
Views: 8472

Re: What films have you watched lately?

From anyone else I would be upset but your film knowledge is crap at best.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 105
Views: 8472

Re: What films have you watched lately?

The ending is fine.
The concept of an ambiguous or unclear denouement is always a good talking point for the end of a movie.
Inception being one that springs to mind
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 105
Views: 8472

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (2nd attempt)
Managed an hour this time.
Not rating it on that basis.
It's a lot easier to digest than the book.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 105
Views: 8472

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Blade Runner 2049.
Visually stunning and a very good sequel
Hope I'm around for the next one.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmovieweb.com%2Ftom-petty-death-official-family-statment%2F&h=ATPF7QC870Twr5fj_i-ACj5pE0s3aEAdj5mQ_bJvRsmF66kxrNLEeFQnB_anFcpPyKYMBQhTw5HTtx03BYJrUuK7gO-NEdxcDtHXy_UFT6N6jtvg-EkFbBrzT9cdJugHcC76A05WvGji9EVXwEkl-dGTZbP5FI4UB-bjoC5tXEZ2Pj_Y-42RDXhH269JsxxnT8z...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Tom Petty has died.
Heartbroken.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Liz Dawn has passed away
by Marc Meakin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10281

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

To an Estonian at least.
Saying twelve months in Estonian is funny
by Marc Meakin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: "What is COLIN?" and other questions
Replies: 33
Views: 10880

Re: "What is COLIN?" and other questions

Putting this here because.......Yadda yadda yadda...
Has anyone thought of arranging a countdown world championship.
Would anyone from overseas come?
Would Octochamps have an automatic seeding?
Where would a suitable venue be ?

Thoughts anyone ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

William G Stewart has died
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:18 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am
I won't copy and paste above but will answer in order
You should have the questions by your answers!
Too hard to do on my phone with my eyes, I can barely find a comma
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

Mark James wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am
Acting in films or a Pilot
Why just a pilot, not an entire series?
Forgot the comma
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

A non-mover at number 3: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants. The introduction sounds like someone projectile vomiting and it goes downhill from there. Up from last week's 4 to this week's 2: Party Fears Two by The Associates. Great hook but the worst lead vocal of any UK chart single, ever. And s...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Yes, it does need a new thread. Can someone else other than me please say "Meakin should be allowed to make threads again now" please? FFS
Maybe I should open a new account
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

I won't copy and paste above but will answer in order Axolotl and Qibla, both Scrabble favourites Gusset or scrotum Genuine acts of altruism Open acts of charity.......ever since Saville ive been distrustful of publicity seeking charitable deeds Cuntbubble or cockwomble A baby's chuckle Probably cry...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10281

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The theme tune to Points of View is When I'm 64....because of the lyric.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

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

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Charlie Reams wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Ice skating. Why is everyone else so good at this suddenly?
I am deathly afraid of ice-skating :oops:
Is it the fear of falling over and someone running over your fingers.

Seventies joke alert.....Ice skating is a good place to pick up women
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Probably needs its own thread, but on a similar theme : Noises you can't stand.
1) The headphone alarm at work (John Lewis )
2) Cats crying at 2am
3) sloppy kisses by others in public
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Ironically it's Turn Your Radio On by Ray Stevens
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 67900

Re: Best ever contestants

Graeme Cole wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm
It can take years of studying CSW in order to win the WSC.
I studied the ODE for ages. Where's my Duke of Edinburgh award?
Presumably, it must take some skill to unlearn words from one dictionary before studying a new one
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

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

I fall in the middle. I don't mind keeping it in the house for people (same with coffee), but if you want a hot drink you make it yourself. This must be a generational thing. If you are a guest in my house I would expect to make my guests their beverage. If I had to make my own drink then unless th...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 pm
Pot down the cushion. Ever.
I could do this all the time on my table at home, as long as it was the one that was on the slope :D
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 67900

Re: Best ever contestants

It can take years of studying CSW in order to win the WSC.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 67900

Re: Best ever contestants

Favourite was Jeffrey Handsford..
Best player I watched was Craig Beevers.
It's a shame he never entered the CoC....though he had a good excuse as he was studying to win the WSC, which he duly did
by Marc Meakin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

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

After some further consideration here are some more
1) wink
2) juggle, even two balls
3) be sympathetic when someone is ill (terminally ill people are different)
4) enjoy wine
5) skip with a rope
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

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

1) Swim
2) Enjoy Game of Thrones
3) Read an Ordnance Survey Map
4) Speak a foreign Language
5) Play a musical instrument
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10281

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Well Sandi Toksvig is reason enough.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10281

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

At the risk of incurring the wrath of Mr Corby, I've only just realise the cracking sound made by a whipcrack is caused by a small sonic boom.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10281

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

You only need a maximum of four colours to make a political map of the world without any adjacent countries having the same colour
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 8465

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Feel free to start a proper thread but isn't it time we had a top tips thread, either serious ones or Via like ones.
Here are a couple : Get your partner pregnant over the next few weeks to time your paternity leave with the World Cup.

Toothpaste makes a good filler for walls before painting.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Was he the Primate of all Ireland.
I thought that was some kind of Chimp
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 10015

Re: Favourite board game

There were several reasons why that was the case. It was switched to Nottingham from Qatar at short notice meaning a lot of players, particularly from Africa and Asia could not obtain visas also the BMSC is taking place this weekend and many people had already booked. It would have been much less if...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 10015

Re: Favourite board game

Had a thoroughly good time at the World Scrabble Championships. I came 66th (out of 77). Couldn't believe the standard of Scrabble from all the kids from Pakistan, their word knowledge was phenomenal, probably because Scrabble is on the National Curriculum in Pakistan. My only claim to fame was I be...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

That's a shame as it was a classic.
Not the awful Eddie Murphy remake.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Professor Frink from The Simpsons was based on him.
The Nutty Professor and the many films with Dean Martin.
Also in the King of Comedy and a very underrated film called Funny Bones
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 10015

Re: Favourite board game

Off to the Scrabble World Championship in Nottingham.
Needless to say it is an open event.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Brucie you hung on for a long time.
If he meets Yoda in heaven,how would they greet each other?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 3133

Re: Best 9 of all time

SLEEPSUIT by Chris Davies .
Thinking about it,it was probably a conundrum
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

The legend that is Glen Campbell had died
Mark Deeks may be pleased though
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 110
Views: 5851

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Just watched Icarus on Netflix , gripping documentary on doping.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 19375

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Robert Hardy (Siegfried ) and Hywell Bennet (Shelly ) have both died today
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 105
Views: 8472

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Very good. The right ending even though I wasn't sure exactly why Max made his choice....maybe it was a B.O thing
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 212
Views: 13018

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Project Runway: Season 7 had some great clothes and eased me into the show, but Season 8 is so much better so far - better editing, more interesting designers, more drama. Don't particularly care for any of the judges although the criticisms can be glorious, but Tim Gunn is wonderful and I'd love h...