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by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Got my first shot this morning? Felt a bit naughty.
Isnt it a bit after the horse has bolted?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I see Matt Hancock is self isolating after allegedly being naughty playing rugby.
Nice try.

I'm here all year
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I see that we currently have the most deaths of Coronavirus per capita. It is very easy to blame the government but i think we are are being more thorough/honest with our stats. I mean for example, Japan want the postponed Olympics to take place so i can understand why they wiuld massage figures. Ot...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

Well done James- a convincing octorun with a great total! The boy gone good. Does James break the record for most different guests in an Octorun (4?) and equal most presenters (2) But why did Rory Bremner do just one day? Is that a record? Did Doctor Phil only do 4 days? Was he in a support bubble ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

I would have thought that 3 dictionary corner guests per Octorun would not be uncommon.
If day one or two was the end of one guests stint then you would naturally have 3 guests in total
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

Tom S wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Well done James- a convincing octorun with a great total!
The boy gone good.
Does James break the record for most different guests in an Octorun (4?) and equal most presenters (2)
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)

I love it that Colin has the same enthusiasm for Cowntdown as he has for a sporting event
Refreshing
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 8)

I'm loving the 4 large tactic by James to level the playing field as his maths is as bad as mine 😊
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 775
Views: 228571

Re: Politics in General

Arguing about the politics rather misses that the most needy families are getting these packages and feeling absolute despair. Just treat people with dignity and respect and give £30 supermarket vouchers - very little admin, no extra costs - and allows for individual dietary requirements or prefere...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "Doctor's handwriting"
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: "Doctor's handwriting"

Phil H wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Why does our culture treat this mainly as an eccentricity to be laughed off?

Surely it's arrogant at best and dangerous at worst?
More importantly, how impressive that pharmacists can read it
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8889

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:19 pm
Haunted by Chuck Pahunek ( I kbow its incorrectky spelt but the guy who wrote Fight Club) .
I enjoyed haunted as the author did the narration.
Chuck Palahniuk... I read this a little while ago at Eddy Byrne's suggestion. It certainly stays with you.
Guts being the stand out tale
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8889

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Cant be bothered to put this on a separate thread but are any of you a fan of audiobooks. I've noticed just lately I have turned more to audiobooks as i get older, especially fiction. Recent audiobooks I have enjoyed are Life of Pi and Haunted by Chuck Pahunek ( I kbow its incorrectly spelt but the ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Makes You Appi
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: What Makes You Appi

Xigxag. An audiobook app without the commitment. I have just bought the Thursday Murder Club by Richsrd Osman for £7.99. There are no subscriptions but less choice than Audible. Lots of James Patterson and Kate Atkinson though which is good for me. Some older titles are 4 quid but you dont pay more ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8889

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:48 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:15 pm
I decided not to read the book about free will. Or did I?
I was just about to reply to this, but I noticed that's the forum's (conscious?) AI autocorrected the user. Scary stuff.
Fake news????.
I did once go to the library to ask where the books are on self help
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday 8th January 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Spoilers For Friday 8th January 2021

I wondered how long it would be until James played a CSW19 only word
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3575

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

Who is Nick Shielding and why is he unavailable? I'm told they have enough shows recorded to last until 4th March, anyway. I saw a facebook post quoting Mr Eadie so I assume its true but I'm not sure why Nick is shielding *whoosh* I was treating it with the contempt it deserved. 😊 Keen eyed viewers...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3575

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

I understand that due to Nick Shielding and Colin Murray being unavailable ther will be no filmiming of Countdown Next week. Hopefully we wont have to get repeats because of this Who is Nick Shielding and why is he unavailable? I'm told they have enough shows recorded to last until 4th March, anywa...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3575

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

I understand that due to Nick shielding and Colin Murray being unavailable ther will be no filmiming of Countdown Next week.
Hopefully we wont have to get repeats because of this
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Clap for Heroes (previously known as Clap for Carers) is coming back this evening at 8. Was there a big debate on c4c around March/April time about this? I seem to remember one but can't find it - although admittedly I haven't looked very hard. I think it was nice at the time, but we're not a natio...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8889

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Since the beginning of October I've read: Stuff and Consciousness by Toby Pereira Why Can't We All Just Get Along? by Iain Dale How Not to Die by Dr Michael Greger Animal Farm by George Orwell 1984 by George Orwell Now on Time Lord Victorious: The Knight, The Fool and the Dead by Steve Cole. Up nex...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 31038

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Clap for Heroes (previously known as Clap for Carers) is coming back this evening at 8. Was there a big debate on c4c around March/April time about this? I seem to remember one but can't find it - although admittedly I haven't looked very hard. I'm more interested in Boo for Boris. I'm also concere...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8889

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:06 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:43 am
Merged.
Looks interesting. Do you recommend it?
I was so tempted to do this, but as it was my fuck up in the first place I didnt think I had the right to 😊
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 4)

I had to Wiki Dr Phil to see if he was Australian
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8889

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:43 am
Merged.
Cheers
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 56
Views: 8889

Whatcha been reading

Apologies if there is a dedicated book topic I have missed/couldn't be bothered to check. What books have you read or are currebtly reading that you reccommend. I have just finished Alan Davies second autobiographical tome called Just Ignore Him. Its so honest and raw at times but also so well writt...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 3)
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6 January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 3)

Marc's mate played a lot better today. Yesterday he seemed like a regular one-time winner but today's performance suggests possible octochamp. He lives up to the Scrabble numbers stereotype though. Its a shame he bottled out on the 9 but he was playing percentages i guess although he was unlikely t...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th January 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th January 2021

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:11 pm
Was that meant for today's thread?
Oops covid brain i forgot its Wednesday
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th January 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th January 2021

James bottled the 9. It would have been a 140+ score.
But well played otherwise.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Yeah I was a little overweight at the start of 2020 and fairly motivated to do something about it. I've now added a stone and got good intentions but zero motivation. I actually feel quite ashamed of myself. Must do better. My advice is to buy a fitbit or use a step counter app. Use every wasted mi...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Makes You Appi
Replies: 4
Views: 465

What Makes You Appi

Time to share your favourite apps.
Mine are currently Scrabble Go ( better without the ads)
MyFitness Pal. Great for counting calories, carbs etc
Especially the barcode reading facility
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th January 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Spoilers for Tuesday 5th January 2021

A rare posting for me.
Mainly because todays challenger is a personal friend of mine, James Burley, a very good Scrabble player and organiser of events in the South East.
He was very nervous today but a great conundrum spot.
Well done sir.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Lingo
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Lingo

My only critcism is that when you have one letter multiple times then it should indicate this.
Also some answers have more variations than others making an unlevel playing field at times
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Technically I've lost 9lbs but i wasover a stone lighter after furlough in August
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Lingo
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Lingo

Its on ITV at 3pm all Week
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who posts here?
Replies: 55
Views: 5924

Re: Who posts here?

Maybe something dart related maybe
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

Screenshots.
With my abilities with tech being poor at best, the screenshot has been a godsend especially with two concurrent incidents of self isolation
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Covid 19 roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Covid 19 roll call

Ive got conflicting information on my self isolation. Because my stepdaughter reported me as being in her bubble I have a text telling me to self isolate until midnight on the 8th but the app says to isolate until the twelfth. The app updated first so I screenshot that to my employer so I may stay o...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Lingo
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Lingo

So far so good three teams try to work out four and five letter words using a ladder system and the same principle as the boardgame mastermind (right letter wrong position etc)
Presented by Adil Ray.
Was on at 4pm today (sunday)
You have a conundrum type element too.
Worth checking out
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: I made a Word Ladders app
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

There is a quiz show on today called Lingo which according to the trailer kooks remarkably like word ladders
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

I think lamp is more commonly used these days than bulb. I and everyone I know locally would call it a lightbulb or a bulb - not a lamp. I wonder whether it's dialectal (West Mids/Worcestershire here). A lamp in my mind would conjure up a heat lamp rather than a lightbulb. The little flat ones are ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

Those guys from kent who have invented/adapted wind powered electricity for motorway lighting signs etc.
The genius behind it is that the slipstream of a vehicles trajectory will always generate the neccessary wind to power the electricity
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Covid 19 roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Covid 19 roll call

Just curious if people on here want to divulge if they have had to self isolate, I had a covid test or have tested positive. I have had to self isolate twice, had a negative test and am currently living at home with someone who has tested positive. So I'm stuck at home until the 9th 🙁 Just wanted t...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

What3words
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Covid 19 roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Covid 19 roll call

Just curious if people on here want to divulge if the have had to self isolate, had a covid test or have tested positive.
I have had to self isolate twice, had a negative test and am currently living at home with soneone who has tested positive.
So im stuck at home until the 9th 🙁
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:59 pm
I meant lamp in a more generic sense. Not sure why I chose that word.
Lamp as in light bulb.
I think lamp is more commonly used these days than bulb.
When I worked in maintenance, back in the day before the wheels came off, only electricians called bulbs lamps.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:23 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:33 am
LED lamps are energy efficient i think they last more than 5 years
Why just lamps?
Maybe Jono will enlighten us 🙂
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

LED lamps are energy efficient i think they last more than 5 years
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

Cheap go pro style cameras you can attach to your pets for hours of fun..... as long as your pet gives you permission obvs.

Also those usb portable juicers/smoothie makers as long as you drain the power befor cleaning it..... How we laughed on the way to A and E 😂
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

How new are we talking? mRNA vaccines Ring doorbell LED lamp I do like the concept of ring doorbells but we had a case of kids playing knock down ginger on a neighbors house and it nearly came to getting the police involved over posting pictures of the perpetrators on social media breaking privacy ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old Meakins Almanac ( predictions for 2021)
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Old Meakins Almanac ( predictions for 2021)

Ok here are a few of mine. Feel free to add yours by the end of this weekend if possible. Sport. Manchester city to win Champions League Tottenham to win Prenier League. Manchester united to win League Cup Chelsea to win FA cup. England to get to finals of the 2020 Euros Japan Olympics to be cancell...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Genius things

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:00 am
parkrun
Is that better than Parkour?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Genius things

As an antithesis of joke items i thought i would be positive and ' big up' new things that are good.
I will start with drone ' fireworks displays' all the beauty without the noise.
I hope this will be the norm when things get back to normal
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 575
Views: 229937

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Death to 2020 (Netflix)
If i saw this last year i would have dismissed it as too far fetched.
Its effectively Charlie Brooker's News Wipe with a bigger budget.
Samuel L Jackson gets the best lines.
Hugh Grant is very funny in character
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3575

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

Someone with a bit of pullibg power to get diverse guests.
No not Laurence Fox but Dawn French
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 736
Views: 192215

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who insist the lyric in Don't Bring Me Down by ELO is Bruce
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 145
Views: 21621

Re: Joke Items

I probably already posted that the test and trace app is a joke item. I awoke this morning at 3am to get ready to work when i noticed a notification on my phone telling me that i need to self isolate for 4 days. I cant for the life of me work out how its four days unless whoever is responsible for i...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 167
Views: 30079

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Sausage rolls made Christmas Number 1 for the third year in a row. Why didn't Cliff Richard think of this? But just missing out - well, number 5 anyway - is this . Enjoy. Politics aside (or not, if you prefer), this is a genuinely good song. Fair play It does sound a little bit like Angels With Dir...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Obscenity democracy
Replies: 205
Views: 10812

Re: Obscenity democracy

My old mum used to knit a lot back in the day and she assured me that there was a shade of Brown using the N word As indeed there was a Cherry Blossom shoe polish, no one thought anything about it at the time...... I think the playground song that starts eeny meeny miny mo was sung in all innocence...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 292
Views: 96745

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Dusty Springfield was British.
I used to think Supertramp was American for years