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by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 306
Views: 131908

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:42 am
John Lithgow in Cliffhanger is the most underrated movie villain.
Offset by sone of the most ridiculous representation of rock climbing
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 8706

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

Richard Ayowade as guest presenter
Naga Munchety as guest DC Lenny Henry as the guest
Diane Abbott to do numbers 😊.
I was trying to come up with the best contestants of colour.
Junaid being one but not sure of who else
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 853
Views: 259748

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 73
Views: 10223

Re: Cool Things You Did

Phil Reynolds wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:58 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:10 am
Phil Reynolds wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 am
I got buried in an insane quantity of pine cones for a music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTRP-xw7uE
This is great 8-)
There's now a sequel although I only have the briefest of cameos (as the same character): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTtwjCh4GLY
Typecasting 😊
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 121628

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:28 pm
When you take a selfie it is a mirror image.
Well on my camera at least
That's one for joke items. Cameras that do that.
I thought of putting it in there but wasnt sure if i was being an old man with a smart phone
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 121628

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When you take a selfie it is a mirror image. Well on my camera at least That's one for joke items. Cameras that do that. I'm sure most cameras have the option to flip it. On my phone it looks mirror imaged while you're taking the picture but I have selected the option that flips it when it saves th...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 121628

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When you take a selfie it is a mirror image.
Well on my camera at least
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 16
Views: 2312

Re: 2021 vision

I am going to post an ammended list here. Sport. Chelsea to win FA Cup Man City to win Champions League and the Premier league by at least 8 points Champions league places for Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea The Olympics, to go ahead with limited fans. Team Gb to win more than 10 gold medals England...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 121628

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The theme tune for the 6 Mllion Dollar Man is virtually the same as Emmerdale
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 240
Views: 95513

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Tell that to the BBC
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 240
Views: 95513

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:09 pm
The biggest death of the lot - Murray Walker has died! :o :o :o
Maybe not
Biggest death I mean.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 121628

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

There was another song from The (British) Beat called Save It For Later which was rude if you have a dirty mind
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 121628

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark James wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 pm
The Blink 182 album title "Take off your Pants and Jacket" is a pun.
I remember the song by Britney called if you seek Amy is also a clever play on words
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 231249

Re: People you shouldn't trust

The guy or girl in charge of the BBC website spoiling the result of the University Challenge final
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 383827

Re: Politics in General

Someone my age is very often guilty of 'unconcious bias' Funnily enough its mainly due to being chivalrous lie holding open doors for a woman or offering to carry something that looks heavy. Also casual racism crops up. But basically that applies to anyone who watched and enjoyed the likes of Love T...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 231249

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Peopke who say happy zombie Jesus day on Good Friday ffs
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 231249

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Johnny Canuck wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:42 pm
People who precede a quotation with β€œquote unquote”, with nothing in between.
As an extension to that are the people who make those quotation gestures with their fingers
I usually reply do the have rabbit ears?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 853
Views: 259748

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

This is hard to describe but what do you call it when you get a bit off skin off the side of your fingernail? I've asked some friends and everyone seems to have their own colloquial name for it. I've always called it a mitch. One friend calls it a ting and his girlfriend calls it a granny. What do ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Would be nice if Luke was to post on this forum
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Tom S wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Brilliant run Luke! A very worthy high-scorer! Agree that the opponent today was good.
Luke threw away 2 rounds with reckless declarations which gave him a bit of hope
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69602

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

That reminds me - is it still the case that some people are exempt from wearing masks but this is supposed to just be taken by their word? I imagine that is causing problems. I have an anti-vaxer colleagues that refuse to wear a mask, nor does ge carry evidence of any exemption citing gis civil rig...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Don't think even a max game today would have given him the record but nether-the-less a fantastic performance
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)

Now if Sweyn Kirkness was to come back there is no doubt in anyones minds that he'd ven on before
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

Yeah chocolate orange is good.
Ive been experimenting with various different flavours of Mocha.
I have a few jars of Options.
Salted caramel and chocolate orange is nice but not chocolate mint
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

Ian Volante wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:01 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:26 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:12 am


Nooooo
Whats wrong witb milk or a milk substitute?

.
Orange juice is just better!
I concur that Digestives work great in orange juice. Not done that for years though.
Not chocolate though surely?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)

Same again tomorrow to break octochamp record
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69602

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

These are nervous times.
Stay at home has been rescinded, so can the English public be trusted to be sensible.
Can they bollocks
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2106

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

Btw which guest in dictionary corner has made the most appearances?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2106

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

So if we, rightly, disregard Catsdown, Susie should overtake Carol later this year/ early next year
It would be pognant to have Ms Vorderman in dictionary corner to celebrate the event
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69602

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Hot on the heals of John Lewis closing the store that i work at the governnent is allowing stores to open from 7am until 10pm after 12th April
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 383827

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:08 pm
The old cartoons of Mohmammed thing has made the news again.
I nearly lost my job during the Charlie Hebdo terroism
I suggested that muslims lightened up.
2 fellow employees complained to my supervisor and i was reprimanded
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

Back to chips.
Dipping your fast food chips in your milkshake (chocolate or vanilla) is very nice.
Also mayo on chips is better than ketchup.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:07 am
Dunk biscuits in orange juice. You don't have to use a crappy hot brown drink.
Nooooo
Whats wrong witb milk or a milk substitute?

.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or invetions/fusions

If you're in an Indian restaurant, it won't be on the menu, but ask if they can make a peshwari paratha. Life will never be the same. Feels like forever ago since I ate at an Indian restaurant. Edit. actually it was last March one week before lockdown 1 I went a couple of times in between lockdowns...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

Never heard of disc chips. Sounds like you're talking about poutine. Except any Canadian worth a moose's guff goes absolutely mad when someone British dares to call it poutine when they're using mozzarella. It's gotta be the curds. Proper. I was very sceptical about poutine. Chips and gravy, yes. C...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th March 2021 (series 83 prelim 59)
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 25th March 2021 (series 83 prelim 59)

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:58 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:30 pm
Just wow.
Elliot Mellor's octorun record is serious in jeopardy of being overtaken by 300 or more.
I don't think he'll be scoring over 1300.
I think that should have said 30 although probably closer to a hundred after todays performance
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th March 2021 (series 83 prelim 59)
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 25th March 2021 (series 83 prelim 59)

he has a touch of the Kirk Bevins about him.
By which I mean he can seem a little smug about his genius although I'm sure like Kirk a thoroughly nice chap
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th March 2021 (series 83 prelim 59)
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Spoilers for Thursday 25th March 2021 (series 83 prelim 59)

Just wow.
Elliot Mellor's octorun record is serious in jeopardy of being overtaken by 300 or more.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

I saw on tv recently someone making Disc chips.
Basically chips and gravy with mozzarella cooked in the oven.
Sounds awful but suitable for vegetarians as most gravy granules contain no meat
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or invetions/fusions

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:56 pm
If you're in an Indian restaurant, it won't be on the menu, but ask if they can make a peshwari paratha. Life will never be the same.
Feels like forever ago since I ate at an Indian restaurant.
Edit. actually it was last March one week before lockdown 1
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

It might be a topic previously covered but fuck it
I bought some Bourneville cocoa powder for a recipe and i tried making myself a mocha using it and its rather nice..
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 231249

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Sharon White for shizzle 😣😣
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 383827

Re: Politics in General

The fact that you think that is what's really sad. Thanks Mark, you've saved me a lot of what feels like unnecessary effort to say these things. As a family member said when the equal-marriage bill passed, with a slight paraphrasing, "Ireland really grew up today". No worries Ian, your thanks is mu...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 814
Views: 383827

Re: Politics in General

Grabs popcorn..........
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 55)
Replies: 33
Views: 3037

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 55)

Am i going to see a headline in a tabloid soon.
Publicly exposed is what 100 people , tops .
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crazy theories that need debunking
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Crazy theories that need debunking

No not counted but my sister did not start her first period until she was sixteen and went through the menopause later than her friends other members of our family in age. I also used to think that male and female sperms were in seperate bags The ancient egyptians were with me on that. Also first bo...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crazy theories that need debunking
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Crazy theories that need debunking

1) all wonen have the same amount of eggs in their lifetime, ergo if you menstruate first at a young age you will have your menopause early. Is this a commonly held belief? I've never heard it. It is nonsense. There you are - debunked! With all due respect to yourself Fiona, you saying its nonsense...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crazy theories that need debunking
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Crazy theories that need debunking

Ok i cant be the only one that has theories that we believe that have nothing in evidence to back them up or discredit as far as you know. 1) all wonen have the same amount of eggs in their lifetime, ergo if you menstruate first at a young age you will have your menopause early. 2) if time travels i...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 231249

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Superman's flying around metropolis and he's horny as hell. He's checking out the rooftops and all of a sudden he sees Wonder Woman sunning herself on the roof of the Justice League. I mean she is lying there buck naked and spread eagle. Looks like she wants to get fucked right? So Superman starts ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: What super power would you like to have?

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:27 am
Is this a thing going round Facebook? Is that why it's come up? Someone in my feed was asking when their superpowers kick in. Someone asked what they picked. Invisibility!
I thought that was how cookies work
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: What super power would you like to have?

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:34 am
I think anyone who votes for time travel has to explain how their version of it would avoid paradoxes.
Im not sure about paradoxes per se but it can only genuinely happen if there is a multiverse
I will accept the multiverse consequences.
Pretty selfish I know.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: What super power would you like to have?

I wouldnt want it but immortality should be there
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What super power would you like to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: What super power would you like to have?

Most people who have lost a loved one or are interested in history will plump for time travel
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 853
Views: 259748

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I was trying to think of the phrase dead-naming.
I believe Ricky Gervaise got in trouble with his Bruce jibes.

I think you have hit the nail on the head about people seeing a problem where no problem exists its just more oxygen for the Twattersphere
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 231249

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Time travel for me every time
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 853
Views: 259748

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

This
https://www.lotuseaters.com/canadian-fa ... 0e5JUTxlDI

I was happy to see the correct term used 😊
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 853
Views: 259748

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:19 pm
She did also refer to herself as a biological woman at one point in the ensuing debate, I'm pretty sure.
Probably, i didnt read everything that was said as i thought the twittersphere over reacted , tautology in action there., and i generally lose interest
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 853
Views: 259748

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I'm sure that those involved in medical care have training about what the appropriate language/questions are. For the rest of us, it's pretty simple. We refer to someone as how they identify - no need to get hung up about genitalia. One of the things that JK Rowling got into trouble for was referri...