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by Paul Worsley
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: What Degrees do you have

BSc Hons) in Pharmacy. Didn't really try very hard, so only got a Douglas. On a plus side I could identify any beer in Manchester and smoke a packet of 20 Marlboros by the time I left Uni (1983).
by Paul Worsley
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20826

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:06 pm
Hope you watched the Four hour version of Once upon a Time in America and not the US edit. ( Which made the film almost incomprehensible )
I haven't seen it for 10-15 years, but I've only ever seen the full length version.
by Paul Worsley
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20826

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Also watched the first two Beverly Hills Cop movies and Fletch recently. Love the Harold Faltermayer soundtracks. What's everyone's favourite soundtracks? I'm looking for original score only, not just a film with a good collection of already released songs. Might try come up with a top ten list of ...
by Paul Worsley
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39738

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watching The Sinner on Netflix. Episode 3 and it's pretty good.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39738

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished Manhunt:Unabomber on Netflix and really enjoyed it, Without giving too much away, they caught him with the help of linguistics. I never knew the origin of the phrase "To have your cake and eat it".....
by Paul Worsley
Sat May 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Implicit Association Tests

Mark James wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Oh. And I don't mind fat people either.
I agree. Except when they try to compensate by being jolly.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2244

Re: Music Covers

I really like the Paul McCartney and Wings cover of The Moody Blue's hit, "Go Now" from the live album Wings Over America. I recently discovered that The Moody Blues version was a cover too, the original being by an american singer named Bessy Banks.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2244

Re: Music Covers

What are people's least favourite covers? One of those rubbish bands like Fall Out Boy or Panic at the Disco, I can never remember which one, did a horrible cover of Michael Jackson's Beat It. That would up there for me. Boyzone/Ronan Keating have made a career out of doing cover versions, each one...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 3086

Re: Stand-up comedy

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:07 pm
I would say that given the topics on this forum right now, anyone who has done stand-up comedy about cruelty in horse racing must be pretty good.
I tried it once, but it was like flogging a dead horse.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 3086

Re: Stand-up comedy

I agree that George Carlin's comedy has aged much better than Richard Pryor's, but when Pryor came along no-one had done stand up like that. Maybe he gets too much credit, but I've never laughed as much as I did when I first saw "Richard Pryor Live".
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 6277

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Mark James wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:47 am

Highly recommend Norm MacDonald. His Netflix special Hitler's Dog is amazing
Very good! Thanks for the recommendation.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is the Grand National cruel to horses
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: Is the Grand National cruel to horses

As a child my brother and I were allowed to pick a horse in the Grand National and my Grandad would place a bet for us (10p e/w). It was always a highlight of the sporting calendar. I stopped placing bets on the race about 25 years ago when I realised what an ordeal the race is for the horses. The r...
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 3086

Re: Stand-up comedy

Bill Burr is hilarious.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marmite people.
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Marmite people.

Am I allowed to say that Gary Glitter was one of the best concerts I ever went to?
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Netflix reboots
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Netflix reboots

UFO
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

Yesterday by The Beatles. I think I was 3 or 4yo, but as Mark said, memories can be very unreliable. I also remember singing the chorus to Yellow Submarine over and over again from about the same time. First single bought was "I Did What I Did For Maria" by Tony Christie in 1971 (45p). I don't remem...
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56750

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why is it that people who play music loudly in their car always have crap taste in music?
by Paul Worsley
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39738

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I can recommend all three I would watch Black Mirror next unless you don't like dystopian anthologies I went with Stranger Things. A cross between The Goonies and the X-Files. It's well done and has kept me watching, but I may be a bit too old for all the teen angst stuff in it. I will probably do ...
by Paul Worsley
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39738

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished Better Call Saul and Ozark. I enjoyed them both and will watch any future series. ( Ozark Season 2 is scheduled for mid 2018).

I'm undecided what to start next. It's between Stranger Things, Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39738

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I can recommend Mindhunter on NetFlix. It's about how the FBI set uo their serial killer profiling programme in the 1970s. There's only one series (10 episodes), but there's bound to be more to come. Narcos... The first two series are about the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord and head of the Me...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 3663

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Bit harsh on Adele there.
You reminded me of a song that I turn off, the Pina Colada song
Good call on the Pina Colada song. 1) Man seeks fuck buddy. 2) Meets up and it's his wife. 3) They laugh it off.

Lucky Stars by Dean Friedman is another song that is better substituted by silence.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 3663

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

I also want to recognise the annual abomination that is Christmas FM, a special wall to wall station of Christmas tunes that pollutes Irish airwaves for a quarter of the year. I forgot about Christmas songs. I doubt that there are enough good Christmas songs to make an hour long programme, let alon...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 3663

Songs that make you switch off the radio

The only time I ever listen to the radio is when I'm driving. My usual choice of stations is Magic FM, Planet Rock and occasionally Classic FM. Every now and then I am forced to switch the radio off because they're playing a track/song I just can't listen to. Off the top of my head these include "Ho...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9910

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

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Paul Worsley wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:56 am
Dance like there's no-one watching.
Does this include when you know for sure that no one is watching?
Makes no difference. It's not that I can't dance, it's just that I derive no pleasure from it and avoid it if at all possible.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 9924

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Anthony Endsor wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 pm
. I'm sure we've all heard of the Ronan Keating song - you say it best 'when you say nothing at all' :lol:
It's an Alison Krauss song. Ronan Keating hasn't got any songs.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 34060

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.
May he rust in piss.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Strange Celebrity Occurences
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Strange Celebrity Occurences

I sold John Altman some Nurofen on the day of Princess Diana's funeral.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New fivers not meat-free
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: New fivers not meat-free

I used to get asked about animal products in prescribed medication. Capsules are made from gelatin, so vegans would ask if they were available in tablet form. Then someone found out that gelatin can also be used in the film coating of some tablets. The information was not freely available and usuall...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2119

Re: Organised Religion

Most of the ten commandments are ok too. The first four are just god protecting his monopoly ( No other god's, no talking back to god etc) The rest are either common sense (Thou shall not kill) or irrelevant (coveting neighbour's ass etc) As Jim Jeffries pointed out, the ten commandments could be s...
by Paul Worsley
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2119

Re: Organised Religion

Matt Morrison wrote:a hot bowl of religious pie for tea
I thank you.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2119

Re: Organised Religion

On a more serious note , my favourite comedy is the Life of Brian a pisstake of Christianity/Judaism. Hardly banned in the Western world apart from Ireland for a while. There were plenty of calls for The Life of Brian to be banned though. The film was finally given a certificate, but even then many...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37752

Re: Politics in General

The trouble is you might encourage hypocrites to stand for Parliament. Where would that lead us?
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37752

Re: Politics in General

I would take the polar opposite view. I think that MPs who resign from their party are being more honourable by triggering a by-election and standing again.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 37752

Re: Politics in General

The fact is that the actual votes were 37.6% leave, 34.6% stay, 27.8% didn't/couldn't decide, so it is by no means true that over half the population wanted out. 37.6% is still more than the TOTAL vote in the last European election in the UK. In fact it's more than the total turn out in 7 of the la...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird News Headlines
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Weird News Headlines

Sheep Attacks Rocket.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 23006

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Charlie Reams wrote:Leather doesn't come from the same cows that beef does. (I always assumed it was a side product, like pork scratchings.)
That pork scratchings were a side product of beef production.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

I would argue that there was no option for "no change" on the ballot paper. Other than Cameron's "reforms", what changes would we have expected from a "remain" vote? I was thinking specifically further political union, which I believe to be inevitable. Also the likelihood of an economic collapse in...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

I would argue that there was no option for "no change" on the ballot paper.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

A few people have made similar points and I think it's worth repeating. People voted out for all sorts of reasons (whether valid or not) - e.g. the perceived bureaucracy or lack of democracy of the EU, immigration levels, sovereignty, lack of jobs, low wages, the shape of bananas, and even good old...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

I've wondered this. Yesterday, Liam Fox said that MPs who now vote against any legislation to leave the EU, going against the referendum result, "had no place in the House of Commons". But I don't think that's true. For example, my MP (Rob Wilson, Conservative, Reading East) was on the Remain side,...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

On the basis that it's true. The lawyers are challenging it, but the PM could trigger article 50 tonight if he wanted.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

The PM does not need parliamentary approval to trigger aricle 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. That will start, most likely, in October 2016. There won't be a general election until 2020, by which time we're out anyway.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

It was a referendum. A single question with a binary outcome. So, no, your MP does not have a mandate to vote against leaving.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

Of course, had the Scots voted for independence in 2014 the government might have had the chutzpah to say "This was never a mandatory referendum, only advisory".

When you realise why they wouldn't have, you'll realise why they can't do that now.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

The current Betfair odds suggest a probability of staying of between 72% and 73% and leaving between 27% and 28%. It's more like 68/32 now. It's going in the "out" direction at the moment. If you're interested, here is an article suggesting that while more money has been bet in staying, more indivi...
by Paul Worsley
Sat May 28, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 3755

Re: IMDB top 250

102 Favourites The Godfather Part I and II (I think of them as one film), Shawshank Redemption. Most disappointed: Citizen Kane. Most obscure seen: Spirited Away Most disliked/overrated: The Matrix or anything with Superheroes Most obvious not seen: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Recommended if you...
by Paul Worsley
Tue May 24, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:You can elaborate with stories if you want.
Lanzarote. Ibiza.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

Odds Comparison gave 10/1 for a 2016 Cameron exit at William Hill in February, but when I tried to put a bet on their website it didn't allow it. How much did you try to have on? The market for politics bets on William Hill is probably quite small so very low limits! A fiver, I think, possibly £10.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

Odds Comparison gave 10/1 for a 2016 Cameron exit at William Hill in February, but when I tried to put a bet on their website it didn't allow it.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 12716

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Not just TV but also music. All the stars of the 1960s are 70+ now. How so many of the Rolling Stones are still alive is a mystery. Chuck Berry turns 90 this year, and his death would be on a par with Bowie, at least.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

Thank you. I wasn't aware of that and, yes, it counts. Easily circumnavigated by the banks though.

Bankers' pay set to rocket next year as Chancellor concedes defeat to Brussels over caps on bonuses

This is what I meant by everyone "seeking to serve it's own national interest".
by Paul Worsley
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

JimBentley wrote: people forget that Britain's membership of the EU means that whatever fucknut government we've managed to vote in, they would be quickly censured for any really unpleasant decisions they made.
Could you provide us with an example of when this has happened?
by Paul Worsley
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

JimBentley wrote:I wouldn't argue with any of that, but surely it's better to try to resolve these issues by being in the EU, rather than having no influence at all?
If Mr Cameron has achieved anything in the latest EU "deal", it is to demonstrate to the UK how little influence we have in Europe.
by Paul Worsley
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

I'd happily vote for the abolition of the House of Lords too. The trouble is that very few of the voters have the slightest idea how the EU operates. Decisions are often made behind closed doors and almost never ratified by anything remotely resembling a democratic process. What proportion of the UK...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 13801

Re: EU Referendum

Although I think the EU is hardly perfect, it does provide checks and balances that stop the current Conservative government basically just doing what the fuck they want. In a parliamentary democracy the party with a mandated majority have the right to do "what the fuck they want", surely. Why do w...
by Paul Worsley
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 11804

Re: How many countries have you been to?

UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Denmark, Monaco, Sweden, Netherlands, Andorra, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Barbados, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Turkey, Finland, Norway, Russia, Latvia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, St Marteen, Gran Turk(?) The Bahamas, Cyprus.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 39738

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Currently on Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy. I can't do the binge watching, so it takes me a few months to get through a box set. I've watched The Walking Dead from the beginning, so I'm looking forward to the new series in a couple of weeks, even though it stopped being great a while ago. The spin-off...
by Paul Worsley
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Matt Le Tissier to appear on Countdown
Replies: 24
Views: 2439

Re: Matt Le Tissier to appear on Countdown

It's being filmed today and James is in the audience, so confirmed by the CD team, presumably.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 48486

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Good luck for today, Rhys. Will you be wearing a blue rosette?