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by Mark James
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Bond Theme?
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Good question. 5. Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey) 4. GoldenEye (Tina Turner) 3. You Know My Name (Chris Cornell) 2. Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon) 1. Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney and Wings) They're not really in a particular order just my 5 favourites. I also want to add that You Know My Name g...
by Mark James
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20757

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Aaron Ramsey strikes again.
by Mark James
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched the matrix the other night. Never liked it originally but I kind of enjoyed it a bit more this time around. The action set pieces are excellent and the special effects mostly hold up but the plot, dialogue and the "oh so cool 90s hacker" aesthetic are pretty cheesy. Maybe it's because they'v...
by Mark James
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: The Irish Question

That doesn't answer the question. Whether they are officially released or not after the trial why couldn't he wait until after the trial to name them? He wasn't stopped from obtaining the information, just from reporting it.
by Mark James
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: The Irish Question

Why do you need that info before the trial is over?
by Mark James
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: The Irish Question

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:11 pm
However misguided, I can understand why he did it but not agree with the way went about it.
What was he trying to do that you understand?
by Mark James
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

I don't mind subtitles. I had a basic German module in my media course so I watched a good few German movies including Run Lola Run, Die Welle, Good Bye Lenin and The Edukators.

Probably my favourite foreign language film though is Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.
by Mark James
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: The Irish Question

Yes, a case he endangered. As a father how would you have felt if his actions caused a mistrial and a bunch of gang rapists got off? And besides. What bearing does the original case it was attached to have? He was charged with contempt of court. There's loads of contempt of court charges that won't ...
by Mark James
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: The Irish Question

Why should a contempt of court arrest, (which the defendant pleaded guilty to) make the news? Just because the defendant is somewhat famous and backed by a crowd of morons? There's probably loads of contempt of court cases that will never make the news. It was only the protests that made it newswort...
by Mark James
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: The Irish Question

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:22 pm
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A few hundred people having a paddy
Unfortunate choice of phrase considering the thread topic, no? :D
by Mark James
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: The Irish Question

If it's any consolation I probably would have said six as well and I'm Irish. You hear Ulster and you think the six counties of Northern Ireland. You forget there's three other ones in the Republic.
by Mark James
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Erosion of Manners
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: The Erosion of Manners

I don't think it's gotten better or worse overall. London though is a nightmare. I was on the underground and was trying to ask people if I was on the right platform. Everyone I asked blanked me until a Romanian guy who had seen me get ignored came rushing up to me to let me know I was on the right ...
by Mark James
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Sorry Mark. I'm really trying not to be antagonistic. I appreciate what you're trying to do. It might not be for me, certainly in terms of watching the game as a spectator sport, but I hope it continues to grow in popularity. The more sports the better. As I said I'd quite like to play a game of it ...
by Mark James
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

When I stopped watching, both teams scores were in the 20s. I count that as high scoring. I did notice that they were missing lots of shots, maybe more than usual, but like I said above the consequences for missing aren't as harsh because another opportunity to score comes along quickly, to such an ...
by Mark James
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

If anyone would like to watch this , for example, and then tell me why they didn't like it, I'd be grateful. So I managed to get through about 2/3s of the first quarter. I just found it boring. I don't think you can explain why you don't like something in much the same way I doubt I could explain w...
by Mark James
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Sorry Mark but that video of curry hitting those three pointers was boring af. It's probably testament to his skill that he makes it look easy but that's what it looks like. The same happens in other sports. Say something like snooker. There's times I think they make it look easy when it's not but a...
by Mark James
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

There's definitely a marketing issue. In the lead up to the superbowl or the world series I know they are coming up. When do you ever hear that the playoffs are on? I really only hear about them after the fact. Nobody has basketball playoff parties. There's way less of a hullabaloo made about it in ...
by Mark James
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

And just to elaborate a bit, I don't think you should be able to put your hand back up through the basket but some of the blocks that were given as goal tending I would count as great defending and I rather see more of that.
by Mark James
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I was thinking about NBA JAM and how I kept getting called for goal tending and I didn't know what it meant so I just Googled it there and watched a few clips of people getting punished for goal tending and I've decided it should actually be allowed.
by Mark James
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Responses hitherto have focused on watching basketball. But what about playing it? It's not very high scoring if you're not good. Well it requires a basket to play. There's no jumpers for goalposts equivalent for basketball. Most sports though are much better to play then to watch. I'd love a game ...
by Mark James
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2071

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I don't know why I don't like it really. I had a brief flirtation with basketball around the time the video game NBA JAM came out and White Men Can't Jump (both of those feature two on two, maybe that should be the way to go) is still one of my favourite films of all time but now, of the big 4 it's ...
by Mark James
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Looks like three for me. Two mates and an uncle. Don't see the point of unfriending them. It's not like they're gonna clog up my time line with posts.

Wasn't it the case a while ago that you couldn't delete profiles?
by Mark James
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched A Ghost Story the other night. Quirky one. Enjoyed it for the most part but it was overly slow in places. The controversial pie scene is definitely too long. As I said in the music thread I wanted to be more positive so on that front, and also related to my earlier thread on soundtracks, the...
by Mark James
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 20704

Re: Music

Probably the Manics? Just sounds liek they're trying to awkwardly sing a faux-profound A-level essay over music that doesn't fit. Motorcycle Emptiness (despite suffering from the A-level essay problem) and A Design For Life are good but find the rest to be pretty boring and tuneless guff. 100%. All...
by Mark James
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 20704

Re: Music

What's a band or artist that you don't like but people suspect that you should going by your taste in music. I've never liked Rush. I usually love complicated prog rock but I just don't get their appeal. People always assume I like them but I don't. I particularly hate how Neil Peart is held up as t...
by Mark James
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 7167

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Schindler's Fist was my favourite.
by Mark James
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 3095

Re: What Degrees do you have

I have a first in creative digital media.
by Mark James
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 215
Views: 47276

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Not even close. A proper lookalike is modric and gail platt from corrie. No countdown relation though.
by Mark James
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20757

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:14 pm
What are we supposed to do here?
Watch for death.
by Mark James
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

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 m...
by Mark James
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I Googled the answer and the most portrayed character in film and television is Sherlock Holmes. What the hell is no 2? Ah. Apparently he's the most portrayed literary character (although how is the devil not a literary character). All the first few Google hits had the Sherlock Holmes answer. The s...
by Mark James
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I Googled the answer and the most portrayed character in film and television is Sherlock Holmes. What the hell is no 2?
by Mark James
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3485

Re: World Cup 2018

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:01 pm
I'm having a great time.
I too am enjoying. I also have the advantage of the Irish pundits. Brian Kerr is the greatest co-commentator of all time.
by Mark James
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I'd go for dracula.
by Mark James
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Also can't believe I never mentioned Mad Max: Fury Road yet. Watched it a good while ago now and it's probably the best film made in the past ten years. It's absolutely perfect. I've got it on DVD, but I need to watch the earlier ones first. Hopefully I'll manage that before the end of the year! Yo...
by Mark James
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

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. Loved it and yet I never really liked the original. Also can't believe I never mentioned Mad Max: Fury Road yet. Watched it a good while ago now and it's probably the best film made in the pas...
by Mark James
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 4075

Re: Stand-up comedy

So I saw Bill Burr and Doug Stanhope in the last week. Burr was excellent. Stanhope was more hit and miss. Some of his stuff is just outrageous for the sake of it without actually attaching a joke to it. He did do the best part of two hours though so you got your money's worth. Would recommend seein...
by Mark James
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

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 Just watched Marjorie Prime. Really enjoyed it. Definitely my kind of sci...
by Mark James
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 313
Views: 47019

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I kind of enjoyed season five of Arrested Development even though I didn't laugh all that much. What's the story with the season four remix? Is it much different to the original?
by Mark James
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27601

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched mother! Thought it was pretty good apart from the very end. Probably laughed more than I should have too.
by Mark James
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 2723

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Agree with Zarte. Grated cheese is the way to go. Except for on a cheese burger. There you want the cheapest, almost plastic easy singles.
by Mark James
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 2723

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

I'll concede the butter one. It's clearly better to ask to have something than to ask not to have something. It just personally feels weird though to ask for butter in a way that it doesn't feel weird to ask for mayo (and yeah Gevin, mayo shouldn't be assumed). If I order a chicken roll with lettuce...
by Mark James
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 2723

Shouldn't have to ask

https://chicago.suntimes.com/food/say-cheese-not-when-im-getting-a-hamburger/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Couldn't agree more with this piece. Personally I love cheese and will always order a cheeseburger but the guy is right. You shouldn't have to ask for a hamburger with no cheese. That should b...
by Mark James
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Richard Osman's House of Games
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

Re: Richard Osman's House of Games

Agreed. Great fun and some great questions.
by Mark James
Thu May 10, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 61806

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who think starting campaigns to get a particular song to number one is any kind of useful protest.
by Mark James
Sun May 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20757

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Stupid Facebook. I do apologise. Ouch. Indeed. I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself. What I don't get is why they felt the need to make up a fact. Usually you'd do it to sell some crap. Or at least get you to click to another site. People were just sharing this random yoke to make a rather shit joke. A...
by Mark James
Sat May 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20757

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Stupid Facebook. I do apologise.
by Mark James
Sat May 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20757

Re: Deathwatch 2018

1981: 1. Prince from England married 2. Liverpool wins the Champions League 3. The pope dies 2005: 1. Prince from England married 2. Liverpool wins the Champions League 3. The pope dies 2018: 1. Prince from England marries 2. Liverpool is in the Champions League final Anyone have the Pope on their l...
by Mark James
Fri May 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Implicit Association Tests

Oh. And I don't mind fat people either.
by Mark James
Fri May 04, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Implicit Association Tests

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:51 am
Quite good results for me..

I'm very ageist
Slightly homophobic
Not racist
Don't associate women with the liberal arts
Same.

I also preferred UK to USA which surprised me.

Although I did notice I kept putting failure in the good column. Don't know what that says about me.
by Mark James
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: Book recommendations

I recommend watching the film.
by Mark James
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20757

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:48 am
Weird. I'm not a music snob at all - I like bits from almost all genres. But I always found Avicii fucking awful. I'm really surprised that so many people have lost their shit about it.
We agree on one thing musically anyway.
by Mark James
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20757

Re: Deathwatch 2018

How come you missed R. Lee Emery and Harry Anderson?
by Mark James
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 62190

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Not sure if this belongs here or the dream thread but I genuinely had a dream last night where I was walking over gravel in my bare feet. It was slightly sore but manageable and I noted to myself in the dream that my arms weren't doing anything they wouldn't normally do and I wondered what the hell ...
by Mark James
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Podcasts

I used to like Worst Episode Ever where these guys discussed the really bad Simpsons episodes, which unfortunately is now more than the good ones. It got too depressing though and I stopped and I think they may have stopped too but you can still check out the old episodes online. Also, because I'm a...
by Mark James
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2864

Re: Music Covers

Anyone ever hear of the song La Poupee que fait non? It's a silly little song from the 60s with somewhat dodgy lyrics (they're originally in French and kind of rapey) but there are a vast amount of cover versions of varying quality of it out there. I think it might actually be the most covered song ...
by Mark James
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2864

Re: Music Covers

A few other good ones:

Radiohead, Nobody does it Better.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Love Roller Coaster
Muse, Please Please Please let me get what I want.
Reel Big Fish, Take on Me
Sepultura, A hora e vez do cabelo nascer
Faith no More, Easy
by Mark James
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2864

Re: Music Covers

I prefer Killswitch Engage's Holy Diver to Dio's. I concur. I think it's the only cover I prefer to the original that doesn't do anything substantially different to the original either. Maybe Pantera's version of Planet Caravan which is pretty much the same as the original too but I wouldn't say I ...
by Mark James
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2864

Re: Music Covers

I think he's average at best as a song writer. Lyrically he might be good but musically he's nothing special. And it's not just that his singing sucks, most of the covers improve musically, (in terms of say instrument choice, or changing the tempo or other kinds of delivery, not necessarily the basi...
by Mark James
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2864

Re: Music Covers

I wouldn't go so far to say it's better than the original but I always liked the metal version of Depeche Mode's Everything Counts by In Flames.

Pretty much every cover of a Bob Dylan song is better than the original.