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by Mark James
Sat May 30, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: 2020 Vision

Suprised no one went for global pandemic.

Really scuppered alot of people's guesses. Even Liverpool winning the league was looking dodgy for a bit.
by Mark James
Tue May 26, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 66
Views: 1322

Re: Cummings and goings

Can we move on to the whole two days after Cumming's visit to Barnard Castle, GlaxoSmithKline, who are based there, signed an agreement to produce Covid 19 related medications conspiracy theory?
by Mark James
Tue May 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 66
Views: 1322

Re: Cummings and goings

If he had just resigned or been sacked the story would have gone away.
by Mark James
Mon May 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 66
Views: 1322

Re: Cummings and goings

WTF does it mean the time has passed to do anything? The best time might have been earlier but the next best time is now. He should resign now and if he doesn't, sack him now. Why is that difficult?
by Mark James
Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 104
Views: 10610

Re: Trade Secrets

We got a Sky Q box with new batteries about a year ago. As far as know the other ones are still working.
by Mark James
Sun May 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 50
Views: 1458

Re: Joke Items

Sparkling Water.
by Mark James
Sun May 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is picking the letters an advantage?
Replies: 33
Views: 2928

Re: Is picking the letters an advantage?

I wonder if anyone has ever declared "dodgy 8" but actually knew it was fine but said dodgy because they suspected their opponent to have the same 8 but be less confident in it and hope they decide against risking it.
by Mark James
Sat May 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird food fusions
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Weird food fusions

When I was younger, for a dare, I dipped a jammy dodger biscuit in strawberry yoghurt and put it in a ham sandwich and ate it. It was actually grand. I also sprayed cream in a can on a ham roll once. That was surprisingly nice.
by Mark James
Fri May 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 25
Views: 825

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
I'm guessing a straight man can have a man crush , so I'm going with Matt Damon
I would go with Kurt Cobain for that scenario.
by Mark James
Thu May 21, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 25
Views: 825

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

This is a tricky one because I don't just want to go the route of picking an older woman, although I do like Marianne Williamson. She's still cracking for 67 but I (mostly) like her politics and I love just listening to her speak. She has that raspy thing going on. I would even be willing to overloo...
by Mark James
Sun May 17, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 538
Views: 151032

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I don't watch it myself but apparently parts of the finale for Blacklist had to be done with computer graphics due to the lockdown. It looks pretty bad, like a PS2 era video game, but also still kinda makes me want to watch it now. Judge for yourself https://youtu.be/O0nF4njky94
by Mark James
Sun May 17, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:08 am
Going back a few years I used to like Ironside and Hawaii 5 O.
Also Mssion Impossible.
Eh, he did Mission Impossible.
by Mark James
Sun May 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best TV/Film Opening Credits
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Best TV/Film Opening Credits

I always liked Roseanne's intro where the family are sitting around the table. Might be tricky with just the three of yis. They Think it's all Over could be good as well. I actually wouldn't mind giving that one a go myself. Could do with a slightly bigger back garden for one or two of the clips tho...
by Mark James
Tue May 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Top Tens
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Top Tens

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 t...
by Mark James
Tue May 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Top Tens
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Top Tens

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...
by Mark James
Mon May 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 653
Views: 143304

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Another Facebook one. Anyone who did that 10 album covers thing and chose a best of. I even saw one idiot do the entire Beatles box set as one entry.
by Mark James
Mon May 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 267
Views: 94696

Re: What films have you watched lately?

2001: A Space Odyssey was on the other morning. I had watched it before back when I smoked weed which is supposedly how you're meant to watch it but I didn't like it that first time so thought I'd give it another. Still not getting it really. You can tell how well it's made I guess and it was probab...
by Mark James
Sun May 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 50
Views: 1458

Re: Joke Items

I've always hated wearing a watch. I don't like the feeling of them on my wrist. And my mobile phone tells the time so watches are kind of redundant as far as I'm concerned.
by Mark James
Fri May 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Beat the Chasers
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Beat the Chasers

So what do people think of this? Not a patch on the original for me. A good few of the contestants were short changed with the offers compared to others. The better the chasers assumed you were the worse the offers. Other than having to get at least one, the first five questions were kind of useless...
by Mark James
Fri May 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 50
Views: 1458

Re: Joke Items

Fake poo. Why would you pay for it when you can get the real stuff for free?
by Mark James
Fri May 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 739
Views: 145989

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Do you think it would be better if we got rid of time zones and just had one global time. Countries would still do the same things just at different times. Why does everyone (obviously not everyone but you know what I mean) have to work 9am-5pm. Why can't Londoners do that and New Yorkers work 2pm-1...
by Mark James
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 739
Views: 145989

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why are mini guns called mini guns. They're fecking huge.
by Mark James
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 473
Views: 47019

Re: Religion

A new chart entry this week, Dome of the Anti-Vax Congregation with their album Spire of the Climate Change Deniers.
by Mark James
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 267
Views: 94696

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Velvet Buzzsaw. Thought it was pretty good. The final third was a bit weak but overall I would recommend it. I liked Nightcrawler from the same director too, his cinematography is amazing, in particular his shots of city skylines which are unreal in both movies.
by Mark James
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 739
Views: 145989

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why are some football transfer fees undisclosed? What's the big secret? Do you reckon it's because the fee was less than or more than you'd expect, or could it be either depending on the player? What could possibly be the harm in disclosing any fee other than the disgust at the obscenity of transfer...
by Mark James
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 4415

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/ ... ssion=true

There's also this though. Apologies if I jumped the gun.
by Mark James
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 653
Views: 143304

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who still do April Fool jokes.
by Mark James
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Private Message Abuse.
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Private Message Abuse.

Bring back likes for Phil H.
by Mark James
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 4415

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I play football regularly but obviously we can't get a game going at the moment so I did a few HIT exercises, some squats, lunges etc to keep the body moving. Only about 8 minutes or so and yet the next day I could barely get down the stairs. I can play an hour of football twice a week no bother but...
by Mark James
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 653
Views: 143304

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who post things in a whatsapp group that someone else has already posted.
by Mark James
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 538
Views: 151032

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finally got around to watching Chernobyl. I thought it was really good. Reading about it after though, the historical inaccuracies were a bit annoying. I thought it was a bit unfair on the "villain", the head guy in the reactor. I felt his assholeness was played too over the top. And I'm still in t...
by Mark James
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 538
Views: 151032

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Also, it's not a tv show but I hate that maltesers ad that seems to be on every ad break and is now on YouTube all the time too. It's bad enough she broke your one's necklace but then she goes and spills all the lovely maltesers on the floor.
by Mark James
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 538
Views: 151032

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finally got around to watching Chernobyl. I thought it was really good. Reading about it after though, the historical inaccuracies were a bit annoying. I thought it was a bit unfair on the "villain", the head guy in the reactor. I felt his assholeness was played too over the top. And I'm still in tw...
by Mark James
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 739
Views: 145989

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Say you are on public transport. It's busy and there's only one free seat next to a stranger so you sit there. At the next stop lots of people get off and free up seats. Should you move to a free seat or stay where you are?
by Mark James
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 653
Views: 143304

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People (poker commentators) who pronounce the number three as tray.
by Mark James
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is COUNTDOWN worthy of respect as a game?
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Is COUNTDOWN worthy of respect as a game?

If you have to ask, the answer is no.
by Mark James
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 267
Views: 94696

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Finally got around to seeing Us. Really liked it. Thought it was way better than Get Out.
by Mark James
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 267
Views: 94696

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Dolemite is my Name is my film of the year so far.
by Mark James
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 120885

Re: Politics in General

There are a lot of tweets quoted in the report, but this one largely sums up her view I would say: Of course in social situations I would treat any transwomen as an honourary female, and use whatever pronouns etc...I wouldn't try to hurt anyone's feelings but I don't think people should be compelle...
by Mark James
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 244
Views: 60001

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Just found out today that the word is spelled prerogative and not perogative. I've never heard it pronounced prerogative in my 37 years. Also perogative comes up in my phone's predictive dictionary even though it's wrong. Admittedly probably the only time I hear it pronounced is in the Bobby Brown s...
by Mark James
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Re: Rachel Riley Post

I think people misunderstand calling for someone to be sacked, especially through the likes of twitter, as a statement of moral imperative rather than just a hyperbolic way of saying to powers that be, "you've just lost yourself a customer".
by Mark James
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 739
Views: 145989

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:23 am
You could be like George Foreman and name all your boys after you
And a daughter Georgetta.
by Mark James
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 739
Views: 145989

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

There was a round on Pointless featuring celebrities called _____ junior and they were all men. It's probably not convention for women named after their mother to get the junior moniker but it got me thinking that I can't think of any women who are named after their mother. Does anyone know any? Als...
by Mark James
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3063

Re: Is Jeremy Corbin electable as Prime Minister ?

Seriously though, Corbyn is only unelectable if people don't vote for Labour and if you're not voting for Labour you're essentially voting for the conservatives which makes you a psychopath.
by Mark James
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3063

Re: Is Jeremy Corbin electable as Prime Minister ?

Jeremy Corbin would be a horrible prime minister. You should vote for Jeremy Corbyn instead. He'd be much better.
by Mark James
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 3565

Re: No Shit Sherlock

The people who complain about being blocked for a difference of opinion usually have odious opinions and deserve to be blocked for them.
by Mark James
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 7165

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

100% agree with Gavin. Live music is usually crap. Best gig I was at was Alice Cooper but that's because he puts on a show. It was basically a magic act set to his music. He got chopped up in a guillotine and stuff before reappearing and I really enjoyed it but the actual music quality was sub stand...
by Mark James
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 7165

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Rush and Tool fans are worse than Rick and Morty fans for putting you off the thing they like.
by Mark James
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 7165

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Here's another one. I don't actually mind Bono's off stage antics. Sure he should be paying his taxes but the whole self important pontificating and ego maniacal behaviour is far more entertaining than his dreary music. U2 should be hated for their musical output not because of Bono's personality. I...
by Mark James
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 7165

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

Here's some of mine. Phil Collins is good. NuMetal from the 2000s has a pretty terrible reputation (and rightly so) but overall it actually had far better songs than the Emo scene and most of the pop punk from the same era, neither of which have as bad a reputation as they deserve. On that note, Lim...
by Mark James
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Climate Change Deniers
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

Re: Climate Change Deniers

Why I agree that putting your head in the sand is wrong , I do still doubt the term scientific evidence. How many times do you here stuff like coffee is bad for you , then next week it's good for you. Eggs ,wine , saturated fats etc. Some things are not exact like predicting the weather Who says th...
by Mark James
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Left Wing Press
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: The Left Wing Press

What near-treasonous behaviour was that, Paul? Explain with examples please. And anyway, the Guardian is not left-wing, it is very much centrist. They probably hate Corbyn as much as you do! I was being sarcastic in response to another thread. Basically, I believe the current political paralysis ca...
by Mark James
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 473
Views: 47019

Re: Religion

Also why couldn't Jesus just be the wisest, humblest most loving human ever without having to be the son of God. Except he then comes out with statements like "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" Oh right. So he wasn't all that humble after all.
by Mark James
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 473
Views: 47019

Re: Religion

I would imagine the word God is capitalised often because predictive text does it automatically.
by Mark James
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 473
Views: 47019

Re: Religion

It is conceivable that Jesus is not God, but then who is he? Is he a conman? Has he lied to everyone to go down in the history books? But then how could he be the wisest, humblest most loving man to have existed. Perhaps he is mad then? But reading his biographies suggests to me that he isn't.. Thi...
by Mark James
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 739
Views: 145989

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Some questions: Why does the judge on Masterchef speak so loud and why is he so angry? Why would Peter Jones lower himself to those cringeworthy money supermarket ads when he's already a multi-millionaire? And why don't you see white dogshit anymore? Saw some white dogshit today. Very nostalgic. Al...
by Mark James
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 120885

Re: Politics in General

Reduce sin tax on all sugary drinks? I don't know but milkshakes should be government subsidised.