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by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Anyway , shouldn't we be boycotting NASA for employing Nazi war criminals

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The benefits of science isn't really a great reason to do something hugely expensive. Yeah. Knowledge, Who needs it? Have you considered a career in tabloid journalism. Unless you was being deliberately facetious , I was trying to make a point that the ends don't justify the means Yeah the ballpoin...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 541
Views: 155947

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Has anyone else here been watching Dispatches From Elsewhere? I guess that's a no then. 8-) Now it's finished I'm not much wiser as to what it was all about, but it was imaginative, thought-provoking and I enjoyed the ride. Also, the soundtrack featured some great original music, of which this is a...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Next time you go bowling , sometime in 2023/4 , try to bring extra footwear , play two games , one with bowling shoes on and one without and compare scores
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The benefits of science isn't really a great reason to do something hugely expensive.
The Falklands War and the Iraq war benefitted science with treatments of burns victims and prosthetics but surely we don't want to justify conflicts.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Waistcoats....unless you are playing snooker.
I'm forced to wear one today 😢 having difficulty breathing
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

Worth a look.
How current times compare with medieval times.
A lot of baloney , but worth a watch
https://youtu.be/z2RujJ04vxY
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Bowling shoes are awesome in that they are designed to help you play the game properly and reduce injury. They weren't just designed to personally annoy Gevin. (That's just a happy coincidence). They allow for a degree of sliding that regular footwear doesn't and you don't want to scuff up the thro...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Bowling shoes are awesome in that they are designed to help you play the game properly and reduce injury. They weren't just designed to personally annoy Gevin. (That's just a happy coincidence). They allow for a degree of sliding that regular footwear doesn't and you don't want to scuff up the thro...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you iron your clothes
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Do you iron your clothes

I have never used an iron. My current partner does iron my clothes but I never ask her to But as I spend most of my working life wearing some kind of uniform I have never really needed to. But it's surprising how many people don't own an iron. I did used to get suits dry cleaned when I needed to wea...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Snooker cues. Why do I have to use the equipment provided that has been specifically designed to play the sport properly? Why can't I just use a stick I found or roll the balls with my hand? Because A) that would be shit B) It would fuck up the table and the balls By all means if you have your own ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

I used to go ice skating in my youth and bought my own skates to avoid all this queuing up and wearing second hand shoes that a quick squirt of odour eaters is meant to prevent catching something and the laces were invariably frayed/ broken.
Maybe buying your own bowling shoes is the solution
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

And Black Lives Matter's UK branch have just ruined everything they've done for the last three weeks by posting the notion Jews don't have a right to self-determination on their Twitter feed, including the rather stupid assertion that British politics is "gagged" when disputing it. Racism is not ab...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 am
Bowling shoes.
Golfing shoes can be added to that list.
Most golfing clothes too.
Only a seventies pimp would where some of the getup that's acceptable on the golf course
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 694
Views: 150589

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who send novelty wreathes to funerals.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 269
Views: 96831

Re: What films have you watched lately?

The Eurovision Song Contest : The Story of Fire Saga.
This was a fun silly campy film.
I'm not sure Americans will get it but if you like Eurovision you will like this
Even Will Ferrell is not annoying , which is hard to achieve
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accents and dialects
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Accents and dialects

The UK is in global terms a small island (well several actually ) but I love a regional accent.
My ex wife comes from the Midlands and I liked the way she pronounced tooth and bus.
Also my Northern Irish friend likes to say film as Fillum.
But I pronounce water as wartah.
What quirks do you like ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 694
Views: 150589

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Regarding the aitch/haitch situation, where I live there is a rather funny/depressing split along typical Northern Ireland lines for the pronunciation. I taught in a school for a year and intentionally changed my pronunciation of the letter, mainly just to avoid boring conversation. I did randomly ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 992
Views: 88686

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Image

:D
No open top bus to celebrate the momentous occasion , but they thoroughly deserved their win .
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Not so much a joke item but more a joke ritual. 1) Funeral Cars.....why can't people use their own cars. 2) the standing up and sitting down after hymns at a funeral service. 3) the excessive purchases of flowers at a funeral. I have four siblings we only need one wreath to say mum. I would rather g...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

I have found it harder to lose weight since I became a veggie in January and this diet I'm on (Team RH fitness ) relies on a higher protein and fibre intake.
The fibre is easy but the protein less so and I am reluctant to rely on Whey powder
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Have you put weight on during lockdown

Having spent the first 6 weeks of furlough watching TV or movies on my phone or tablet I put on over a stone . So for the last 3 weeks I've been averaging 15,000 steps a day and eating healthy and watching my macros. I've lost half of the stone I've put on and hope to at least get back to my pre cov...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

The hyphen Our IT helpdesk at work also decided that the hyphen was a joke item, and introduced a new rule meaning that it wasn't allowed in anyone's name. Boy was that fun for me. The number of internal processes that just don't work for me any more is ridiculous. The best one was when we rolled a...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)

Kiss from a Rose by Seal was ahead of the game
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

The hyphen
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 694
Views: 150589

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who get tetchy about the grocers apostrophe
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Text
Replies: 28
Views: 3381

Re: Text

Yes.
Also Skypeted , WhatsApped and DMed
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark James wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:25 am
The space race was kind of stupid. The whole point was America beating the Soviets, to show that free market capitalism was better than communism. And in order to win they had to use a Government funding programme.
Boots on the moon by 2024 !!
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 120
Views: 12967

Re: Trade Secrets

Instead of snacking on unhealthy potato crisps, trying Yushoi . They're much healthier and actually taste quite nice. The "plain" flavour have 19.4 grams of protein per 100 grams, compared to 6.1 for Walkers plain. And they're baked rather than fried. I'm not going to pretend they're better than go...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 764
Views: 154331

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Where is love ?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

It seems another idea of mine is already in existence.
Cycling undershorts with a padded seat.
I wish I had known 2 weeks ago as I spent £30 on a seat cover that I have to constantly take off for fear of it getting stolen
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

I must be a freak of nature If I buy an open bag of chips from a chippy I can guarantee they are too hot to hold but in my mouth they are not . The saliva is a factor in sure of that . Different parts of the body can be more sensitive to heat A baby's bottle is deemed too hot if it feels warm to you...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 120
Views: 12967

Re: Trade Secrets

Instead of snacking on unhealthy potato crisps, trying Yushoi . They're much healthier and actually taste quite nice. The "plain" flavour have 19.4 grams of protein per 100 grams, compared to 6.1 for Walkers plain. And they're baked rather than fried. I'm not going to pretend they're better than go...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

This is a fascinating discussion as I don't think there is a clear answer it depends on what you are consuming , and how , also the tolerance level of the individual. I readily admit I'm more of a Larry David when it cone to hot beverages , it has to be hot. I know it's thirty years ago but I develo...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

This is what I would dispute. It's all about what's too hot to put in your mouth. Your mouth is more sensitive than your hands to overly hot food. No-one find themselves in a situation where their food is cool enough to eat but too hot to pick up. It's not a thing. Make yourself a bowl of soup and ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Gevin : food is hotter to the touch than to the mouth How come I can comfortably hold a slice of pizza in my hand yet it burns my mouth when I try to take a bite? Maybe my mouth is conditioned to accept hotter foods or maybe your hands are instead. Or more likely you hold the crust ( cooler than th...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Gevin : food is hotter to the touch than to the mouth
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Fake crowd noises
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

There is a reasonable temperature difference between what can be eaten with your fingers versus utensils This is what I would dispute. It's all about what's too hot to put in your mouth. Your mouth is more sensitive than your hands to overly hot food. No-one find themselves in a situation where the...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

Goodness me , we are a touchy lot today.
I wanted to illustrate that my neighbour was pissed ( as he frequently is ) and urinated in the street rather than it was a lame excuse for being on the sex offenders register for the more usual reason
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

I had a neighbour who got put on the sex offenders register because he took a pee up against a tree near a primary school even though it was mid afternoon when the children were at lessons
A passer by reported him.

At least that's what he told me.
He looked more like an alky than a paedo
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

Would a vacuum even work? Presumably you lose the cooling effect of convection, and conduction and radiation remain the same. But the lower pressure will cause evaporation. I would have thought putting it in the freezer would be more effective. I wish Brainiacs was still on TV it would be a good qu...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

You use a watch, and get dinner ready 5 minutes earlier! 5 minutes for a hungry child is a lifetime. Also I'm not keen on eating my food if it's not piping hot When my kids were young it was usually eating in restaurants that was the biggest problem. Although I wasn't strict on them not using their...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

For and hose with young children it's a feff to cool their dinners down at mealtimes , usually fanning a newspaper works But as most people don't buy newspapers now my idea is to have a dome over the dish and a device to create a vacuum inside the dome thus cooling the food Or a can of co2 maybe Yo...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

For and hose with young children it's a feff to cool their dinners down at mealtimes , usually fanning a newspaper works
But as most people don't buy newspapers now my idea is to have a dome over the dish and a device to create a vacuum inside the dome thus cooling the food
Or a can of co2 maybe
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: Inventions corner

Having used public transport with a compulsory mask on a suitable way of eating and drinking with a mask on needs to be invented.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

In the 2030s we will be putting driverless cars in here
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun stuff you've just found (music, games, etc)
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Fun stuff you've just found (music, etc)

I like choral versions of hits like Creep and Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Also Elvis impersonators version of modern
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65156

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Peter Shilton and Peter Schmeichel have very similar names for two goalkeepers. I noticed because I was doing a Sporcle quiz and one of the answers was Peter Shilton, but I couldn't think of his name. I was like "Peter Sh." and ended up with "Schmeichel" in my head. I got it in the end though. Goes...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

I don't use cis in the same way I don't have to announce myself as heterosexual.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

So I guess JK Rowling has stirred up a TERF war
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

I'm posting this here.
First they came for Little Britain , then they came for Fawlty Towers , next will be 'allo 'allo , Dad's Army and
all The Simpsons containing Apu.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 120
Views: 12967

Re: Trade Secrets

If you are in any way in the public eye or work for the government or any major corporation , now would be the time to have a cull of your social media output for anything that could vote you in the arse politically. Or if you can't be bothered just make a blanket apology for everything casually or ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

As regards Ms Rowling , I'm surprised post menopausal women and those that have had hysterectomies or have been sterilised are not up in arms too
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

Warning.....boomer alert
I long for those simpler days when the way to tell if you were a man or a woman was to look inside your pants 🙂
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5310

Re: Joke Items

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:51 pm
Mark James wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:47 pm
I've never used shaving foam in my entire life.
Manual razors generally. Move into modern times and use an electric one where using foam would just be weird anyway.
If you shave every day then electric is best .
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite sayings
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Favourite sayings

Mine is : " There is no such thing as bad weather , only inappropriate clothing "
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

Anyone else think the protests would be even cooler if they just kept to social distancing rules. The same amount of people at the protests but at least making a decent effort to stay 2m apart, even 1m as a compromise. Obviously it would take up more of the streets and stuff but I just think would ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 702
Views: 128225

Re: Politics in General

Black lives matter , that's not in doubt but , social distancing should also matter .
These mass protests have less effect than social media.
We wouldn't even know about the circumstances of George Floyd if it wasn't for social media.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 694
Views: 150589

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:52 am
People who call daddy-long-legses craneflies.
I used to think they were different species.

But then again I thought an Alsation was different from a German Shepherd