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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:18 am

Trying to get as many contributors as possible.
Just name a top ten of something dear to you or something you have a knowledge of.
I will start with one that everyone can resonate with.
Top ten things I miss during lockdown.

10. Going to the Cinema
9. Trips to London
8. Going on the Train
7. Going out cycling whenever.I want
6. Watching sport on TV.
5. Going to the Theatre
4. Scrabble tournaments
3. Seeing my Mum.
2. Having friends round.
1. Seeing my children/grandchildren
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:43 am

Nice idea for a thread.

1. Cuddling gerbils
2. Seeing friends
3. Watching Tonbridge games (although severe flooding of our pitch had scuppered this since the start of the year anyway)
4. Seeing family
5. Travelling
6. Going to the pub
7. Having social/birthday plans
8. Swimming
9. Getting Wagamamas ramen delivered
10. Mooching around clothing shops
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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:14 am

Ok flipside of my earlier post.
Most annoying thing during lockdown.

10. Youths assuming that if they have a bike with them they can ride around all day.
9. Dogs off leads....it's not their fault but petting animals is a no no.
8. People making frequent trips , daily , to the local shop to flout the necessary trip advice.
7. People taking their kids to supermarkets untethered.
( I do appreciate single mums have little choice )
6.people wearing masks that are not covering their nose or mouths properly
5. People playing frisbee in the park for hours because they think it's safe.
4. Ice cream vans, chancing their arms.
3. Famous people posting random videos because they can't accept we don't fucking care about The Beckham's home cinema
2. Seeing Michael Gove on my telly more than once a week ( although he is self isolating now )
1. Watching adverts that are not taking into account the Covid-19 situation
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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:01 pm

Top ten things that I am able to do during lockdown.

10. Singing at the top of voice while cycling without being heard
9. Watching stuff with my headphones on at home without feeling I'm being rude
8. Sleeping until I wake up naturally.
7. An afternoon nap
6.Curing my phone's phobia.
5. Social media distancing being a lurker extraordinaire
4. Netflix....may finally complete it.
3.BBC iPlayer
2. Revisiting my dvd collection....some with the cellophane still attached 🤭
1. Facetime with my daughter in Japan
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Post by Elliott Mellor » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:17 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Top ten things that I am able to do during lockdown.


8. Sleeping until I wake up naturally.
This might be the best part of lockdown for me - I can actually get some proper rest and don't have to conform to some schedule.

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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:04 am

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Top ten things that I am able to do during lockdown.


8. Sleeping until I wake up naturally.
This might be the best part of lockdown for me - I can actually get some proper rest and don't have to conform to some schedule.
If you conform to a sleeping schedule for long enough, with sufficient discipline, you will start waking up at that time naturally, and feel much better for it. The downside is you have to go to bed early
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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:08 pm

Top ten good science sci-fi movies.
10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
9. Primer
8. Alien
7. Source Code
6. Moon
5.The Martian
4.2001 a Space Odyssey
3. 12 Monkeys
2 .Interstellar
1. Arrival
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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon May 04, 2020 5:39 pm

Inspired by a post in another thread
My top ten most favourite and most played albums.

10. Hot Fuss by the killers
9. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Graceland by Paul Simon
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
6. The Bends , Radiohead
5. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello
4. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
3. White Ladder by David Gray
2. 19 by Adele
1. Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
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Post by Mark James » Tue May 05, 2020 4:48 pm

Here's the ten I put on Facebook. Just in order of how I posted them, not in any order of numerical supremacy.

1. Ok Computer - Radiohead
2. Leviathan - Mastodon
3. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
4. Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates
5. Blind Melon - Blind Melon
6. Class Clown - George Carlin
7. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
8. Blue Album - Weezer
9. Dirt - Alice in Chains
10. Forever Changes - Love

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Post by Mark James » Tue May 05, 2020 5:07 pm

Broke out my SNES emulator for the lockdown so here's my top 10 Super Nintendo games. Was tempted to put Mario All Stars but that's really a collection of NES games and I prefer the NES versions. Contra 3 was unlucky to miss out and I don't really know why but I prefer the original Street Figher 2 to the Turbo and Super iterations.

10. Donkey Kong Country
9. Sunset Riders
8. Super Tennis
7. Star Fox
6. Super Metroid
5. Street Fighter 2: The World Warriors
4. Super Mario Kart
3. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
2. Yoshi's Island
1. Super Mario World

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Re: Top Tens

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue May 05, 2020 5:29 pm

Mark James wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Broke out my SNES emulator for the lockdown so here's my top 10 Super Nintendo games. Was tempted to put Mario All Stars but that's really a collection of NES games and I prefer the NES versions. Contra 3 was unlucky to miss out and I don't really know why but I prefer the original Street Figher 2 to the Turbo and Super iterations.

10. Donkey Kong Country
9. Sunset Riders
8. Super Tennis
7. Star Fox
6. Super Metroid
5. Street Fighter 2: The World Warriors
4. Super Mario Kart
3. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
2. Yoshi's Island
1. Super Mario World
I go back a bit further than that here are my top ten ZX Spectrum games

10. Jet Set Willy
9. Skool Daze
8. Daley Thompson's Decathlon
7. Manic Miner
6. Death Chase
5. Every Ones A Wally
4. Football Manager
3. Scrabble
2 . Elite
1. Pyjamarama
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