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by Mark James
Sun May 21, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 86
Views: 4786

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Drive - More boring than I expected. 6/10
by Mark James
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 6598

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy's brother died the other day. He was a decent comedian in his own right but I would advise checking out his true hollywood stories featured on the dave chapelle show if you haven't seen them. The reenactment of the stories about meeting Prince and Rick James are among th...
by Mark James
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1701

Re: Football grounds you've been to

I've been to more than 20 in Ireland. 2 in England. 2 in Poland. 1 in Scotland. 1 in Germany. 1 in the Netherlands. Favourites would be my home team's ground Richmond Park, the national stadium of Ireland the Aviva and the one in Germany which was Hannover 96's ground. Can't remember the name. Those...
by Mark James
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who tell you what collective nouns of animals are. No one cares. No one ever uses them in any other context other than telling you they exist and even then, who decided they exist in the first place? You might get it in a quiz or something, like "what's a group of owls called?" Well what the ...
by Mark James
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 4198

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

In Ireland we only ever got one monster fact on the back of the Monster Munch packet. It was the cyclops so I assumed the actual crisp thing was an eye with eyelashes. We don't really get Monster Munch anymore and the rival brand Mighty Munch seems to think it's a footprint. https://sites.create-cdn...
by Mark James
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25724

Re: Politics in General

The best has to be the death penalty for anyone who uses radio signals to kill people. Except of course during warfare. That's only common sense really.
by Mark James
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3213

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I'd not heard this! I spoke to him fairly recently and he didn't seem dead at the time. I don't think I was speaking to Charlie from beyond the grave. Maybe I should check That's exactly what someone who was dead but didn't want people to know they were dead would say. You can't get past me let me ...
by Mark James
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 86
Views: 4786

Re: What films have you watched lately?

P.S. The spider volcano thing could be Lavalantua. That was it! Cheers Mark! The sequel was just on SyFy channel. It was brilliantly called 2 Lava 2 Lantula. Jim you should check out Red Letter Media on YouTube particularly their best of the worst series. You'll get lots of ideas for so bad they're...
by Mark James
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Darts Ref
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: You Are The Darts Ref

Take the flight out of the dart.
by Mark James
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

There was something about the controls of wipeout hd that I can't put my finger on and that ruined my enjoyment of it. It was like they weren't as tight as the original or something. The original was rock hard though mainly thanks to the controls but ever since Dark Souls I now prefer that old schoo...
by Mark James
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

As a long time Nintendo fan it's distressing to see the state they're in now. I think the latest Switch reveal is the death of them as a console maker. Which might not be a bad thing. I've wanted them to become a third party publisher and get out of the console business for a while. It's still sad t...
by Mark James
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who insist that dates, rather than being a fruit in their own right, are dried plums, even when you point out how strange it is that the stone completely changes shape in the drying process. I'm confused. What is the stone changing shape supposed to indicate? Why not just point out that they...
by Mark James
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Confectionery
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Confectionery

As I said in Meakin's thread I'm not to keen on chocolate anymore. Same with sweets. I think I've lost my sweet tooth as I got older. I'd still have the odd sweet if someone offered me one but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them. I suppose I'd get a pic'n'mix at the cinema but I don't go there t...
by Mark James
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 6598

Re: Deathwatch 2017

OK, here's what I'm going for.

Paul Gascoigne
Regis Philbin
Bill Clinton
James Earl Jones
Barbara Streisand
Charlie Sheen
Bret Michaels
Queen Elizabeth II
Gay Byrne
Kanye West
by Mark James
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 6598

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I've had Gascoigne on my list for a few years but he's probably going to keep defying me. I'll probably have a good few from last year's list to be honest.
by Mark James
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

After the doom and gloom of 2016 and the impending issues of a hard Brexit and Donald Trump being leader of the free world, let's lighten the mood by posting our favourite jokes of the year. How about a combination of the two. 2016 claimed another celebrity victim when Chuck Norris died today. Prov...
by Mark James
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 6598

Re: Deathwatch 2017

In fairness, how cool would it be if someone did actually murder a celebrity just so they could win an obscure Internet forum game?

Anyway, I'll have a bit of a think and upload my ten shortly. Although I think it's clear from last year that I suck at this.
by Mark James
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 1304

Re: Crisps

Nik naks, along with wotsits, were never as readily available in Ireland and I never much cared for them when I did have the opportunity to try them. It's a but shameful now considering how far we've come but their scarcity meant they were much more identifiable as British brands and as such were tr...
by Mark James
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Probably chocolate. I'd have the odd chocolate chip cookie all year round but chocolate bars I would only have at Christmas thanks to selection boxes and then I'd have an egg at Easter. It's far too much chocolate though and I can make an egg or a selection box last for ages whereas when I was a kid...
by Mark James
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8449

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Carrie Fisher!!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: Surely sneaks into the top 8 :( Hmm. It would be tight. I don't think she'd make mine to be honest. Also Richard Adams who wrote Watership Down (and from this forum - obviously the same person). Edit - I dunno. Maybe she'd make it. She's very much a on...
by Mark James
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8449

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I dont want to sound facetious, but how has her achievements enhanced my life. Musicians and Actors entertain us. Apart from Stephen Hawking , any astrophysicist won't hit most peoples radar unless her name is an answer to a question on University Challenge. Because knowing how the universe works w...
by Mark James
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8449

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Vera Rubin, an astrophysicist who discovered dark matter, died aged 88 yesterday. But that probably won't be deemed particularly significant, nor as further evidence of the evil machinations of 2016. This may because Vera Rubin didn't, to my knowledge, either sing or act and neither did she hasten ...
by Mark James
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8449

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Or you're just wrong. Get over it. Bowie was huge, a genuine musical innovator who had a bigger impact on the world. He wouldn't be immune from falling from the top 8 but no way would the likes of George Michael be the one to push him out. From the world of music I can only see the death of Paul McC...
by Mark James
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8449

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Was amazed at the amount of headlines that refered to him as ex-wham singer. It desrves a mention but in the headline? Surely his solo stuff eclipsed his wham stuff. It's not like people aren't going to know which George Michael they were talking about.
by Mark James
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crisps
Replies: 47
Views: 1304

Re: Crisps

Man I love crisps so much. I think Irish brands are way better than UK crisps. I like walkers (especially their prawn and cocktail) but tayto and king far superior. Pretty sure tayto invented cheese and onion and they're my go to crisps. Love putting them in a sandwich. I actually did some research ...
by Mark James
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How would you rank the celebratory days of the year?
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: How would you rank the celebratory days of the year?

1st Pancake Day 2nd COLIN The rest I don't really care for. I might have put Christmas 3rd but I do hate the actual day of the 25th. I much prefer both Christmas Eve and St. Stephen's day (none of your Boxing rubbish please) to Christmas Day because there's always a great atmosphere in my local on C...
by Mark James
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8449

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

If you go by Doug Stanhope's death pool scoring system there's no point picking people over 100 years old.
by Mark James
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

What could it do to the break that's so bad? I'm not getting this. It's nothing so bad. It could just affect the natural trajectory of the balls. The effect would only be minuscule but there nonetheless and you (some people) want breaks to be as fair possible. It's sort of like the same reason why ...
by Mark James
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who, after racking up a game of pool and lifting the black up to see where the spot is, spin it on the spot when putting it back. Barbaric behaviour. Must admit I do this but I agree with you. It's a force of habit at this stage but I must try and stop. Strange that I don't do it for 9 Ball ...
by Mark James
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who, after racking up a game of pool and lifting the black up to see where the spot is, spin it on the spot when putting it back. Barbaric behaviour. Must admit I do this but I agree with you. It's a force of habit at this stage but I must try and stop. Strange that I don't do it for 9 Ball ...
by Mark James
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Adults with no children who get excited about the Late Late Toy Show. (Might not be known outside of Ireland but I'm sure you can guess what it's about)
by Mark James
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote:Probably should be in a different thread but anyway.
Should atheists celebrate Christmas?
Should is the wrong word. Why would you want to celebrate it?
by Mark James
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 8449

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I'd suggest you would be interested to find out more about him. Ten minutes on Wikipedia? You mention his popularity, but that came rather later. He was massively unpopular in the USA at the time. I just read his Wikipedia entry and I still don't get what's supposed to set him apart from anyone els...
by Mark James
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25724

Re: Politics in General

People who would not be prepared to kill an animal for food should not eat meat, and those who would not be prepared to administer the death penalty should not advovate it, in my opinion. My choosing to be flown in a plane rather than flying it myself is a matter of my lack of skills, and not an et...
by Mark James
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 20009

Re: Coincidence

Gavin Chipper wrote:Other than the fictional Garth Marenghi, there are two people in the world called Garth - Brooks and Crooks. I think that counts.
Garth Brooks real name is Troyal though. In the fictional world there's also Garth from Wayne's World who I would have thought is more well known than Marenghi.
by Mark James
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Anyone who plays tumbleweed or any of its atrocious spin-offs.
by Mark James
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Nah, old people who think they have autonomy over the English language and are too snotty to enjoy slang. Them too but some words are just objectively shit! I was watching the Simpsons episode where Homer joins the freakshow and goes on tour with all the rock stars. Early on in the episode he says ...
by Mark James
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: Organised Religion

There is nothing wrong in living by christian values. Socialism is fundamentally a christian doctrine. Its the deity part I have trouble with Again, you have to define your terms. What are christian values? Can you name all of them? Some people think it's christian to deny gay people rights. Others...
by Mark James
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: Organised Religion

In order to have a meaningful debate you have to define your terms. What is a God? Any definition I've heard from the religious is either provably wrong or so vague as to be meaningless. Compassion and kindness do not require religion so I wouldn't class them as religious beliefs. Also if you're onl...
by Mark James
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 108
Views: 4198

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Just realised my grammatical error there. You did make 2 + 2 =5 five though. Still, everything in its right place, eh. i might of thought you was getting at me. I don't want to be a paranoid android about it. Although if you do want to fight about it, you and whose army. By the by, I doubt if many ...
by Mark James
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1416

Re: Organised Religion

This isn't a dig at you Jim, but threads like this are pretty useless some religious idiot comes on to try and defend their ludicrous beliefs. I'll keep me fingers crossed anyway.
by Mark James
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26759

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who still have the French flag overlay on their Facebook profile pic.
by Mark James
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Songs In Games
Replies: 57
Views: 2090

Re: Favourite Songs In Games

My favourite game soundtracks are: Super Mario World, especially Fortress Dark Souls - Here's a class metal medley of the soundtrack Street Fighter 2 - Don't think you can have a video game music thread without mentioning Smooth McGroove Killer instinct - Struggled to pick an absolute favourite so j...
by Mark James
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 'Rare Entries' Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: 'Rare Entries' Quiz

Euan Slatter wrote:One Entry! No prizes for guessing who....
Now you're ripping off Guess Who as well as Pointless and there's no prizes for either of them?
by Mark James
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Debt
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: World Debt

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/02/barter-society-myth/471051/ It seems barter may have been a myth. Either way it's incredibly inefficient. Money is already a physical object that is useful and pretty good way of creating a standard representation of value. It's way more useful to ...
by Mark James
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Debt
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: World Debt

I don't get it either. Did find an article about debt cancellation in ancient times. http://www.cadtm.org/The-Long-Tradition-of-Debt

Don't know why we don't just do that. (We'll I kind of know why)
by Mark James
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1740007

Hope that link works. Anyway seems to be something along the lines of the Mandela effect going on. Some people thought it was emma Watson too. I think where I heard it from was on an episode of have I got news for you.
by Mark James
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I don't think that's the exact story. What I remember was there was a countdown to when Emma Watson would be of the age of consent and on the opposite page the paedophile stuff. Don't think it involved actual pictures. Also think it was in the Star. As for dodgy songs about kiddie fiddling from the ...
by Mark James
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

What's the one song on your playlist that you would have to quickly skip if it was,randomly selected on speaker mode. Mine would be Young Girl by Gary Puxket I have a lot of comedy on my iPod. Would probably have to skip Doug Stanhope's tit wank joke. Wouldn't be the most appropriate thing to broad...
by Mark James
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote: All the gold ever excavated can fit inside two double decker buses
Never heard of it in relation to buses. The fact I've always heard was Olympic swimming pools and with a little research it seems that all the gold ever mined can fit in about three Olympic sized pools.
by Mark James
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 20009

Re: Coincidence

I have all the episodes on dvd and I have a dvd/vcr combo thing but the dvd tray mechanism is broken and won't open but the vcr is fine. So both of us have the means to watch each others copies but neither of us can watch our own. Coincidence?
by Mark James
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 20009

Re: Coincidence

JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:This was the biggest coincidence ever.
I wonder what the biggest coincidence ever could be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d4wPaBNryA
by Mark James
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 55850

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I went to a dream interpreter once. What they do is essentially cold reading. You end up telling them what you think the dream is about but at first it seems like they told you. When I came out of the session I thought it was cool but the more I thought about the more i realised she didn't actually ...
by Mark James
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Twitter: Is it just a load of crap?
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Twitter: Is it just a load of crap?

Was never interested in it personally. Restricting yourself to 140 characters just seemed pointless. Don't see how you could have any worthwhile debate with such a low number to work with.

(wouldn't have been able to post the above for example)
by Mark James
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Best ever televised game?

My first game was great but mainly because of the tie I was wearing.
by Mark James
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Here's another of those list things where they try and determine the best games of all time. Definitive lists like this are almost impossible to compile so I've not an awful lot to complain about. I'd certainly agree that Tetris should be no.1. The biggest complaint would be Mortal Kombat getting i...
by Mark James
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 86
Views: 4786

Re: What films have you watched lately?

http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/23/quiz-how-many-of-the-100-best-films-of-the-21st-century-have-you-seen-6086105/ Only seen 17 and didn't like a third of them. There's also some I've seen bits of but not the whole film. Loads on the list I have no intention of seeing and some biggies I think should be on...
by Mark James
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 174
Views: 9784

Re: Music

American Football are back it seems. No longer will they be able to be featured on the list of great bands who only had one album (if you heaven't heard said album you should check it out). Their new song is top stuff too https://soundcloud.com/american-football
by Mark James
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1151

Re: The Mandela Effect

I loved the Berenstein (stain apparently) bears as a kid and still have some of the books to show Indra. I assumed it must be an American thing because I hadn't heard of them, which is quite interesting in itself (in that it shows my appalling cultural bias for a start). Were they a big thing in th...
by Mark James
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1151

Re: The Mandela Effect

And I guessed the doomsday cult one. This is actually one of the ones that I knew instantly, despite (I think) it being one of the ones that the majority of people taking the test get wrong. Maybe it just stuck in my head for being so ridiculous a thing (Branch Davidians) - seemingly unrelated to a...