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by Mark James
Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Minor things that annoy you more than they probably should
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Minor things that annoy you more than they probably should

Opening ceremonies, closing ceremonies and half time shows. Fuck off. If the sport isn't enough for you, go watch Britain's Got Talent or something. Although maybe I'd watch trash tv like Love Island if they kicked it all off with a football match first. An aul 5-a-side on the beach would go down a ...
by Mark James
Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

I don't think Saka did handle it but it's never a pen for me. It's a genuine attempt to block the ball and kane follows through and hits him. I keep seeing people say it happens all the time in other parts of the pitch and a free is given but they never give an example. If it happens all the time su...
by Mark James
Sat Jul 06, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words and expressions that grind your gears
Replies: 116
Views: 24818

Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

There's certain computer files I keep for work where month first is best.
by Mark James
Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Interesting things that aren't necessarily completely obvious
Replies: 16
Views: 9065

Re: Interesting things that aren't necessarily completely obvious

The last time every human was on Earth was October 31st 2000. Since then there has always been someone in space.
by Mark James
Tue Jun 25, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Dead of 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 23502

Re: The Dead of 2024

Shifty Shellshock (not his real name) from one hit wonders Crazy Town. Met him once when my friend's band supported them on their comeback tour. He was pretty cool. Someone in the crowd tried to give him a pint of Guinness but he politely refused, explaining that the whole band were recovering alcoh...
by Mark James
Tue Jun 25, 2024 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 445
Views: 316960

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Ian Volante wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:49 am
Mark James wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 8:19 pm Don't know why but I felt like sharing my top 5 Steven Spielberg movies.

1. Jaws
2. Minority Report
3. Jurassic Park
5. Schindler's List
4. Catch Me If You Can
Brave choice to put 5 above 4.
Woops. I cut and pasted and forgot to change the numbers
by Mark James
Mon Jun 24, 2024 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 445
Views: 316960

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Don't know why but I felt like sharing my top 5 Steven Spielberg movies.

1. Jaws
2. Minority Report
3. Jurassic Park
5. Schindler's List
4. Catch Me If You Can
by Mark James
Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

The Origins of ID. I as in I and D as in Dentification (Norm McDonald in case anyone accuses me of plagiarism). As much as I love Norm and that joke in particular, where else could you make the cut-off? IT, IF, IC, IA? Another very funny joke/story is when they gave each state a 2 letter code start...
by Mark James
Tue Jun 18, 2024 11:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Marc Meakin wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:12 pm The Origins of ID.
I as in I and D as in Dentification (Norm McDonald in case anyone accuses me of plagiarism).
As much as I love Norm and that joke in particular, where else could you make the cut-off? IT, IF, IC, IA?
by Mark James
Tue Jun 18, 2024 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Saw this on twitter but it was a good question and I have thought about it before. You know how, sometimes, you miss your exit on a roundabout and have to go around again? How long can you keep driving around a roundabout, not taking any exits before some sort of law enforcement would intervene? Pre...
by Mark James
Wed May 29, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What was the @ symbol for before the Internet?
by Mark James
Tue May 21, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Do you reckon there's a park ranger out there who really wanted to be a power ranger when they were a kid but figured that was as close as they were gonna get?
by Mark James
Fri May 10, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 659
Views: 357997

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Disney movie musicals only have five or six actual songs in them.
by Mark James
Sat May 04, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

The Bends is a much better album than OK Computer even though it's always ranked in below it I don't think that is an unpopular opinion at all. Most people I know prefer The Bends. Same. Most people I know prefer The Bends. Also, if you are over 30 and still worrying about album ranking lists you s...
by Mark James
Sat Apr 27, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1660
Views: 1923955

Re: Politics in General

by Mark James
Fri Apr 26, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: c4c errors
Replies: 21
Views: 57860

Re: c4c errors

Same here. Good to know it's not just me.
by Mark James
Wed Apr 24, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Interesting things that aren't necessarily completely obvious
Replies: 16
Views: 9065

Re: Interesting things that aren't necessarily completely obvious

Kirstie Alley's parents died in a car accident on the way to a Halloween party. Her mother was dressed in black face and her father was in a ku klux klan outfit.

https://youtu.be/5EEYp-plTYk?si=rRVFf6sz0IY1IHgz
by Mark James
Sun Apr 21, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 659
Views: 357997

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:29 am
Adam Gillard wrote: Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:30 am The lyrics to Chain Reaction are proper filthy!
Filthy lyrics could have it's own thread.
The Beatles were good at hiding or implying filthy lyrics
Spot on Adam. Only copped this recently myself. And they're not really even hiding it. The second verse is something else.
by Mark James
Sun Apr 21, 2024 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 445
Views: 316960

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Sisu: over-the-top, Finnish, revenge flick featuring lots of nazi killing. Good fun.

Pearl: Classed as a horror, I suppose. Not really frightening but enjoyably creepy. Mia Goth is excellent. Apparently it's a prequel to another movie I haven't seen but I want to now.
by Mark James
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No More FA Cup Replays
Replies: 19
Views: 7247

Re: No More FA Cup Replays

In the League of Ireland, sometimes the lower teams don't have a suitable pitch for a so called glamour tie and they will play the game in the bigger team's ground but will still be designated as the home team.
by Mark James
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

I kinda like this idea. Wouldn't mind scrapping extra time and sure, have 11 penalties each. Everyone should have to take one and save one.
by Mark James
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 79
Views: 47329

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

https://x.com/michaelbeck/status/1779665211344990242

This is how you get people to like Basketball.

"He gave them chicken, he's a man of the people" is an all time announcer moment.
by Mark James
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 659
Views: 357997

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Saw a news headline that said "Kaizer Chiefs Defender Shot" and I thought why would you shoot someone just because they liked that band, then I realised it was a South African footballer who was killed in a car jacking. Woops
by Mark James
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1660
Views: 1923955

Re: Politics in General

But then you look at shit like this from the left side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jBHvx7POz8 How hard is it to say that a call for genocide is hate speech and harassment regardless of context? How ridiculously insane do you have to be (and these are deans of three ivy league universities!) h...
by Mark James
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1660
Views: 1923955

Re: Politics in General

But then you look at shit like this from the left side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jBHvx7POz8 How hard is it to say that a call for genocide is hate speech and harassment regardless of context? How ridiculously insane do you have to be (and these are deans of three ivy league universities!) h...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 29, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 760
Views: 505775

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream about finding something out and posting about it in the really obvious things you just realised thread. Annoyingly I can't remember what the thing was so I don't know if it was an actual fact that would belong in the actual thread. I think it had something to do with the name of a camera...
by Mark James
Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 784
Views: 713362

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I have been watching the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Brilliant as usual although not as good as previous seasons.

Also watched Season 1 of Barry with Bill Hader which is excellent. Can't wait to watch the rest.
by Mark James
Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 445
Views: 316960

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Finally watched Sexy Beast and Layer Cake. Enjoyed both but Sexy Beast was my favourite. Layer Cake was good but there was something about it. People rate it higher than the likes of Lock Stock but I don't know. I prefer Guy Ritchie to Vaughan. I have Sisu ready to watch and I'm going to see my favo...
by Mark James
Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1660
Views: 1923955

Re: Politics in General

I've noticed that the first minister of the home nations tick a lot of the diversity boxes and gender (in the case of Norther Ireland. Isn't it time The Tea Shop was a first minister of colour I stared at this for a while, but I'm still lost as to what it means. He means the Taoiseach. But anyway i...
by Mark James
Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

Oh shit. I completely forgot I was told about Kate's diagnosis last night.
by Mark James
Sat Mar 23, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

The Marchioness of Cholmondeley is better looking than Kate Middleton.
by Mark James
Thu Mar 14, 2024 7:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 246
Views: 163283

Re: Countdowners in the news

Probably doesn't count as news but nevertheless...

https://twitter.com/Morbidful/status/17 ... 5721840890
by Mark James
Wed Mar 06, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 659
Views: 357997

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

There's hardly any still photos of Neil Armstrong on the moon. There's one with his back to the camera and one of his reflection in Buzz Aldrin's visor, because Neil had the camera on his suit. That's not the obvious thing though. What I did realise while looking at these pictures is, it would be fu...
by Mark James
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Filmdle and Framed
Replies: 1
Views: 4389

Re: Filmdle and Framed

https://moviegrid.io/archived/34

Another film based game. Good fun.
by Mark James
Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 659
Views: 357997

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

If something is sub par it means it's not good however sub means under or below and the word par comes from golf, and in golf it's good if you are under par so the expression kind of doesn't make sense.
by Mark James
Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Interesting things that aren't necessarily completely obvious
Replies: 16
Views: 9065

Re: Interesting things that aren't necessarily completely obvious

I have loads of films recording off the tv on vhs tapes. Apparently it is possible to recover old teletext data from those tapes.
by Mark James
Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

A group of us were down in Cork recently and we went to a strip club because it was the closest place to us still open and we fancied a late drink. It was 100 quid for a private dance! Just for a dance? You're basically paying to be prick teased. Unless other stuff was actually going on, I couldn't ...
by Mark James
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:47 pm What's that whole thing about when your ear goes PING and then you're deaf for a few seconds?
Isn't it a kind of tinnitus? I also heard that the ping you hear is one particular frequency that you will never hear again. Don't know how true that is.
by Mark James
Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

You're taking "the same" from the original post too literally. The point of the original post was a commentary on how people anthropomorphise animals and attribute to them human like feelings and motivations that they don't really have and that often people consider dogs to have a closer r...
by Mark James
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

Cats and dogs are the same. People think cats are cold and heartless and dogs show love. Bullshit. They've both learned to manipulate humans to get food. You can apply this reductive logic to all life, including humans. Obviously not just about manipulating humans to get food, but more generally ma...
by Mark James
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

Gavin Chipper wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:38 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:39 pm
Mark James wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:04 pm Cats and dogs are the same. People think cats are cold and heartless and dogs show love. Bullshit. They've both learned to manipulate humans to get food.
This is a good one.
I debunked it.
No you haven't.
by Mark James
Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

Cats and dogs are the same. People think cats are cold and heartless and dogs show love. Bullshit. They've both learned to manipulate humans to get food.
by Mark James
Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 445
Views: 316960

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Killing of a Sacred Dear. Was OK. Definitely picks up as it goes although the dialogue choices are a bit strange. I wonder if they filmed multiple endings. Blood Simple. Enjoyed it. Not my favourite Cohen brothers flick but still good. No Hard Feelings. Throwaway but enjoyable enough. Rewatched some...
by Mark James
Tue Jan 30, 2024 10:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Comedy Gig
Replies: 11
Views: 5216

Re: Favourite Comedy Gig

Sad to say since he's since become a zionist boomer on a complaining about PC gone mad kick in recent times but Jerry Seinfeld was probably the best live gig I saw. My face was hurting from laughing. Other highlights would be Jackie Mason, Billy Connolly, Bill Burr, Tommy Tiernan, Reginald D. Hunter...
by Mark James
Sun Jan 21, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 659
Views: 357997

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Croatia as well is a great shape. I like how they let Bosnia and Herzegovina have a tiny little bit of beach.
by Mark James
Sun Jan 21, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 659
Views: 357997

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I don't think we talk about the shape of the country Chile enough. Just a big, long, thin country. It's amazing.
by Mark James
Sat Jan 20, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Is there anything in real life that actually has a self destruct button?
by Mark James
Sat Jan 13, 2024 1:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199980

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

He did do it but he had special shoes that had a groove in the heel that a screw on the stage could slot into which is why he didn't fall over.
by Mark James
Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How soon after the bicycle was invented did someone intentionally perform a wheelie? Do you reckon you could do a wheelie on a penny farthing?
by Mark James
Wed Jan 03, 2024 10:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 246
Views: 163283

Re: Countdowners in the news

Excellent
by Mark James
Sat Dec 30, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 921
Views: 508284

Re: People you shouldn't trust

I think you are misunderstanding. I don't mean locking your thumb inside your fist. I mean having your thumb literally pointing outwards. Hopefully the link below works to show what I mean.

https://images.app.goo.gl/9zEwSDsvmkHyL6Nf6
by Mark James
Sat Dec 30, 2023 3:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1660
Views: 1923955

Re: Politics in General

I am at that stage where I'm like, just show the fucking videos then. Or, if they are as atrocious as people say, at least describe what happens in them. I guarantee nothing anyone could say would justify the current Israeli response, of which I've actually seen videos of. Even if it was worse than ...
by Mark James
Fri Dec 29, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Strange things you used to believe as a child
Replies: 32
Views: 11029

Re: Strange things you used to believe as a child

I heard it first on Beavis and Butt-Head where they pronounced it tit-liest, like the most titly. The way I've heard the "correct" pronunciation is tide lest.
by Mark James
Thu Dec 28, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 921
Views: 508284

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who give the middle finger wrong. The correct way is to have a closed fist and then raise the middle finger. The wrong way is only curling the knuckles of the other fingers and you thumb sticking out.
by Mark James
Thu Dec 28, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790389

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Is lava wet?
by Mark James
Thu Dec 28, 2023 1:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 467
Views: 280202

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gaston Glock

Never knew the gun was named after an actual dude
by Mark James
Sun Dec 24, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Your favourite Christmas song
Replies: 33
Views: 6315

Re: Your favourite Christmas song

But Die Hard is good.

I had never heard Stop the Cavalry until this year. I wish I never had. Can't believe it got so many votes.

One of my favourites I forgot to mention was Mike Oldfield's version of In Dulci Jubilo.

https://youtu.be/VCvz7uflMIU?si=eb4HEU8k823hm8SV
by Mark James
Sun Dec 24, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: AV: Yes or No?
Replies: 277
Views: 54508

Re: AV: Yes or No?

Didn't want to take over the Christmas song thread with this so figured the reply would fit here: Or I should have worded the poll differently. First Past the Post voting is terrible. Consider the wording to be as needed for the poll to make sense. If I change it now, I'm worried it will reset. For ...
by Mark James
Sat Dec 23, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Your favourite Christmas song
Replies: 33
Views: 6315

Re: Your favourite Christmas song(s)

It's called favourite Christmas song not songs. You should have only been able to vote for one. Or I should have worded the poll differently. First Past the Post voting is terrible. Consider the wording to be as needed for the poll to make sense. If I change it now, I'm worried it will reset. For m...