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by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 198
Views: 49383

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Having recently damaged my right knee o ordered a walking stick from Amazon.
I opened it and started using my right hand with the stick
Only to realise that you use the hand on your good leg instead.
Totally counter intuitive to my brain.
But it works.
Am I the only one to not get it
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Or saying can I finish or can I just say say something ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103745

Re: Politics in General

If Amazon ,Starbucks etc paid all the tax that they morally should , then maybe we don't need to tax the wealthy so much...maybe 49%
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 58519

Re: Deathwatch 2017

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:35 am
RIP Garry Rhodes
RIP Sir Jonathan Miller and Clive James too... :( :( :cry: :cry:
Sad day 😢😢😢
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 58519

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Garry Rhodes
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many jobs have you had ?
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: How many jobs have you had ?

No.
I remember on my paper round (lasting all of two weeks )
My mums shopping trolley lost a wheel mid round and the trolley fell in s deep puddle.
So everyone got Papier mache delivered instead of their local paper.....too embarrassed to collect my wages
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Facebook Culls
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Facebook Culls

I don't think outside of family , my friend list even comes close to a hundred in total.
Just to be clear , I've been using it since 2010.
A godsend when I had my major heart surgery.
It enabled me to let my family know that I was alive and well.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many jobs have you had ?
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: How many jobs have you had ?

What do we count as jobs? The egg round I had at 15 till I fell off my bike and broke the eggs? Post leaving school - Cleaner 3 days (sacked, was rubbish) MaccyD's 4 months. MoD 4 years. Local council 10 years (with two privatisations/takeovers) Mail order wine 10 years - good times and lots of win...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many jobs have you had ?
Replies: 10
Views: 317

How many jobs have you had ?

Sounds like it has been done before but here goes anyway. In a working career that spans over 40 years I have had 5 jobs. 2 years as a wages clerk in the Co-Op. A year as a bus conductor. 28 years as a heating engineer/maintenance engineer. 6 years in retail/stock management. . Just realised I have ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Rachel Riley Post

If Countdown was on the BBC she would have been sacked as they are notorious for knee jerk reactions.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 198
Views: 49383

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Also you don't even have to remove the peeler from the surface of the potato to continue peeling. I'd go so far as to say that if you do remove the peeler from the surface of the potato, you won't be able to continue peeling at all. I've never used a potato peeler. Maybe I should post that on the c...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Interesting ailments and affectations
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Interesting ailments and affectations

On the back of Prince Andrews inability to sweat , I was wondering what ailments and affectations people have on here.
I am unable to immerse my head underwater without a panic attack due to a childhood trauma.
Consequently I cannot swim.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Climate Change Deniers
Replies: 21
Views: 2531

Re: Climate Change Deniers

by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 2162

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:21 pm
When I was banned from posting I made several attempts to come up with a pseudonym made up of an anagram of my name but I wasn't clever enough to get through the checks
I imagine Meak Marcin wouldn't quite cut it.
Mace Merkin 😃
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 2162

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

When I was banned from posting I made several attempts to come up with a pseudonym made up of an anagram of my name but I wasn't clever enough to get through the checks You're Ashton Hancock?!? Well it's true we have never been seen in the same room at the same time although that's probably by choice
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 2162

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

When I was banned from posting I made several attempts to come up with a pseudonym made up of an anagram of my name but I wasn't clever enough to get through the checks
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 123862

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

The Statute of Limitations is a good example. Until recently it was only 20 years in France until a recent case involving a paedophile priest who was protected from justice , primarily by the clergy . If you watched the film By the Grace of God it shows you how the law is an ass , but after he admit...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 123862

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What does it actually mean when someone gets off on a "technicality"? I was wondering that a few days ago, and then I thought to myself that maybe it just happens in films and TV programmes and that it's it's not a real thing, but then I came across this just now. There are quite a few instances of...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 198
Views: 49383

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Probably obvious to the stalwarts here but I've only just discovered that Stewart Holden started this very forum Well he started c4countdown the Yahoo group, but it had been taken over by Charlie by the time it migrated here. So it depends on whether you consider this to be the "same forum". I'm on...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 198
Views: 49383

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Probably obvious to the stalwarts here but I've only just discovered that Stewart Holden started this very forum
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?

If we had the thread "Is Boris Johnson electable as Prime Minister?", the list of things against would be astronomical, and yet somehow the spotlight is still on the credibility of Corbyn . It's fucking mental. Well ,waddaya waiting for 😄. Having just watched the film Official Secrets I was going t...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 123862

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:35 am
Mark James wrote:
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.
And a grill.
I thought that was a George Formby 😄
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 123862

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

You could be like George Foreman and name all your boys after you
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?

I'm a lot older than you so I have seen and read about Corbyn at IRA rallies in the seventies also many meetings with the terrorist Yasser Arafat. I'm prepared to forgive him for not singing the national anthem. I admire his principles but not his reasoning. I will probably abstain my vote or spoil ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?

I've been a lifelong Labour Supporter and it pains me to say that I find it almost impossible to vote for Labour this time. Am I wrong ? Maybe you could elaborate. What exactly is it about Corbyn that means that you can't vote for Labour? Is it his policies? If so, which policies? Is it him as a le...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Yes.
Maybe you could elaborate ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Is Jeremy Corbin electable as Prime Minister ?

Mark James wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Jeremy Corbin would be a horrible prime minister. You should vote for Jeremy Corbyn instead. He'd be much better.
Edited
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Is Jeremy Corbyn electable as Prime Minister ?

I've been a lifelong Labour Supporter and it pains me to say that I find it almost impossible to vote for Labour this time. Am I wrong ? I think if Kier Steamer or Jess Phillips was in charge I think Labour would have stood a chance. But I can see the Conservatives getting a working majority. The Br...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 444
Views: 128282

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Heads Up.
The Young Offenders Season 2 starts on Monday 11thNovember I'm guessing BBC1
If you can't wait that long it's on the iPlayer from today (3.11.19)
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Headhunters
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: Headhunters

Definitely worth putting Countdown on +1 and giving this a blast.
It's half way through its run and it is a great combination of quizzing and getting to know the quizzers
Diverse range of questions interesting tactics and the headhunters are still able to play even after they have won
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who have toasted marshmallows. How is that a thing? It's such an arbitrary thing to do. Excuse me a minute while I stir fry some gummy bears. Is it any more arbitrary than toasting bread? Excuse me while I cook this thing that's already been cooked. I'm quite partial to biscuits and refried ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who sit next to you on a table seat when there are empty double seats nearby. This is fine. As a tall person, I want a table seat because I am more comfortable without having to have knees pressed into the seat in front. And of course there are plenty of other reasons to do with the actual t...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People that get on a train, sit next to you, and start clipping their nails. One of my pet subjects is train etiquette. People who sit next to you on a table seat when there are empty double seats nearby. People who stand by the door when there are seats available (when I have my bike with me ) Wom...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Headhunters
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Headhunters

A surprisingly good gameshow on BBC1 .
I think they are a little too generous to give second chances to players who failed the previous day but otherwise enjoyable
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: No Shit Sherlock

Just did some googling and it turns out Westmonster was founded by Aaron Banks, who also founded the leave.EU campaign, who have been famously truthful in all of their dealings with the public. :roll: Interesting. So it was idiotic of him to defend them then. Still not a good reason to block someon...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: No Shit Sherlock

Trawling through my Facebook I found that Rachel blocked Craig because he disagreed that Westmonster (?) was a fake news site peddling crap about not opening our borders to refugees.
Hope this helps
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: No Shit Sherlock

I only block people for being abusive or very personal because they have lost the argument.
Everyone else will be dared/goaded to block me first
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 253
Views: 84258

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Joker. A brilliant tour de force performance by Joachim Phoenix. A very dark movie evoking ekenents of A Clockwork Orange and Taxi Driver I see the movie is getting pelters for using a Garry Glitter track. I can't believe anyone would boycott a film over s piece of music. I'm sure I wil...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: No Shit Sherlock

:roll: aw The bad person in that scenario is Rachel Riley, unless he was bullying her personally. If it was purely a block based in a difference of opinion, that's disappointing. I don't do Twitter but from Craig's perspective it seemed an overreaction. But then on Facebook he accused her of being a...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: No Shit Sherlock

Ian Volante wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:36 pm
I don't follow the politics of previous Countdown contestants too closely!
Sorry in my bubble of the Scrabble community I didn't realise .
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 58519

Re: Deathwatch 2017

How many years will this rollover ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

😮Did Gev make a typo ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:10 pm
People that post links to videos without a transcript.
People who don't excuse someone for omitting a transcript on something that is genuinely funny
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 5757

Re: How autistic are you?

It comes from a position where there is something "wrong". I appreciate autism can make life harder, but it's not a mental illness. But whether it's classed as an illness, condition or whatever, its very existence as a classifiable thing makes it in some way a negative pejorative thing, or at least...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 5757

Re: How autistic are you?

Where is Kieran , these days ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:28 pm
People who ring you, and lead with "may I ask who I am speaking with?"
That always reminds me of this.
It's very funny and sums up what you said succinctly.
If offended by something funny please don't open.
Edited .

https://youtu.be/2hM97kEKGME
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 5757

Re: How autistic are you?

I don't like labels generally but since my daughter had a diagnosis as having Asperger's Syndrome , I have been reflecting and studying my place on the spectrum. I have many traits like tactlessness , not making eye contact , socially inept , not being able to read a room full of people. But having ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 601
Views: 123855

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Vegans throw a lot of shade.
Plant-based is much more palatable 😀
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 5757

Re: How autistic are you?

Well assuming it's the same test as this https://psychology-tools.com/test/autism-spectrum-quotient It seems to equate being a bit introverted and liking patterns with autism. I scored 27, but think it's bollocks :) Mind you, I work in IT, so perhaps my perceptions of "normal" are skewed ... :D Do ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 5757

Re: How autistic are you?

Want to bump this thread.
I recently did a poll on Facebook asking a Scrabble group if they was on the spectrum and over 120 replied and one in four said they was.
Curious if a similar result would be achieved here if it was a straight poll.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th October
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Spoilers for Friday 4th October

Must be one of the highest max games in years
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: No Shit Sherlock

In retrospect I should have named the thread Quelle Surprise
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

Re: No Shit Sherlock

Ok.
I didn't realise that Craig's Right wing politics were not common knowledge.
Apart from Countdown the only thing that they had in common was a mutual dislike of Jeremy Corbin
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: No Shit Sherlock
Replies: 20
Views: 1875

No Shit Sherlock

Places to state the bleeding obvious.
I will start.
Rachel Riley has just blocked Craig Beevers on Twitter
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103745

Re: Politics in General

Looking for the like button
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103745

Re: Politics in General

But surely if she is an NHS patient then any medical costs would have to be paid by the the NHS.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103745

Re: Politics in General

I always think it's weird when hospitals try to stop people from being taken to other countries for treatment such as the case outlined here and here . In this case the court has ruled that the girl can go abroad, but I've seen other cases where they've ruled against. A hospital might argue that fu...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103745

Re: Politics in General

When reading this, the (fictitious) example that came to mind was from the excellent read "The Book Thief" where Hitler Youth Nico Liersch applies blackface to be like his sporting hero Jesse Owens - clearly admiration and imitation. But I suspect such innocent examples are few and far between, and...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103745

Re: Politics in General

I'm not sure that something can really be described as racist if there is no intent. You can call it offensive, but even then nothing is offensive in a vacuum. If someone decides to paint their face black in their own room alone and dance about a bit, and then wash their face before anyone sees the...