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by Marc Meakin
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Left Wing Press
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: The Left Wing Press

Before I started this thread I checked out the Sun and the Daily Mail websites, and neither lead on the Flintoff story. I also picked up a copy of the Sun while queueing in Costa and no mention of Flintoff on the front page. I subscribe to the online Daily Telegraph and wasn't aware they were ignor...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Right wing press
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: The Right wing press

I remember how the Sun and the other right wing rags made Neil Kinnock unelectable with their lamplighting of the British masses about his ability to govern.
I'm convinced that Tony B. Liar only got in government because the Sun endorsed him
by Marc Meakin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106279

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I failed one back in the day when you had auditions at a hotel in central London I think either Kings cross or Euston. I arrived late due to tube issues. And I got flustered and started to stammer and Ballsed up the numbers rounds. Will maybe try again in a few years I think my audition might have b...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Left Wing Press
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: The Left Wing Press

Yeah and the BBC remoaners too
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

I have a measuring stick that says I am 167 centimetres.
Am I wrong if it also says 5'7
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Right wing press
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: The Right wing press

I cannot believe after near treasonous behaviour by Boris Johnson , the best headlines the Scum and the Daily Fail could come up with is about Freddie Flintoff's driving and Helen Skelton's accounting. I used to laugh about North Korea and Russia suppressing news stories but aren't we just as bad I...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Right wing press
Replies: 3
Views: 128

The Right wing press

I cannot believe after near treasonous behaviour by Boris Johnson , the best headlines the Scum and the Daily Fail could come up with is about Freddie Flintoff's driving and Helen Skelton's accounting.
I used to laugh about North Korea and Russia suppressing news stories but aren't we just as bad
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106279

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Moving away from this πŸ‘†.
My brother insists his birth mark has move significantly over the years, I call bullshit on the basis that tattoos don't move so how can birthmarks move.
Can anyone throw any light on this ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

Or all wrong
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 173297

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I used to get pilloried for feeling rough after drinking too many vodka and oranges because of the excuse I used to give.
'There goes Meakin ,always blaming the Juice '
I didn't have the heart to tell them I'm Jewish on my mother's side
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84090

Re: Politics in General

Anyway , proroguing is it a good thing ?. It seems a little undemocratic but I am getting so fed up with Brexit dragging on , if this is the only way to GUARANTEE we leave on Halloween then so be it. I think the Queen probably agrees Not clear that that's why he's doing it, or if he is, that it's a...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84090

Re: Politics in General

Anyway , proroguing is it a good thing ?.
It seems a little undemocratic but I am getting so fed up with Brexit dragging on , if this is the only way to GUARANTEE we leave on Halloween then so be it.
I think the Queen probably agrees
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I have read plenty on climate change , global warming and I remember reading compelling evidence of a new ice age. Admittedly that was nearly fifty years ago. I maintain a far more real and immediate risk is the ever increasing population problem. We need to reduce numbers rapidly and promote contra...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I mean if it was so cut and dried how come America can justify its exclusion from all the measures that the G7 or whoever put forward I'm not sure their illustrious leader is best known for his knowledge of science. (Or geography. Or history. Or politics...) To be fair America has never signed up t...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Mainly because we didn't have the scientific consensus until around that point. Not one to court controversy but I have believed global warming to be a conspiracy theory with very little hard evidence to support it. Certainly not enough to suggest 'climate change ' is happening now. A conspiracy th...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Mainly because we didn't have the scientific consensus until around that point. Not one to court controversy but I have believed global warming to be a conspiracy theory with very little hard evidence to support it. Certainly not enough to suggest 'climate change ' is happening now. A conspiracy th...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Mainly because we didn't have the scientific consensus until around that point. Not one to court controversy but I have believed global warming to be a conspiracy theory with very little hard evidence to support it. Certainly not enough to suggest 'climate change ' is happening now. You seem to wan...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I don't think the hole in the ozone layer was even thought of back then. Mainly because we didn't have the scientific consensus until around that point. Not one to court controversy but I have believed global warming to be a conspiracy theory with very little hard evidence to support it. Certainly ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tiny details that spoilt your enjoyment of a film or TV show
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Tiny details that spoilt your enjoyment of a film or TV show

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:05 am
Would they not have had fillings in a post-apocalyptic world?
Not according to how the film panned out
It was like medieval times but with automatic weapons
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tiny details that spoilt your enjoyment of a film or TV show
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Tiny details that spoilt your enjoyment of a film or TV show

I have just rewatched Threads , a very graphic depiction of a nuclear war seen through the eyes of people living in Sheffield. It was made in the eighties and although a little dated is still shocking However there was one detail near the end when a young teenager girl born after the apocalypse , is...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

It's annoying because 1976 was the hottest summer I have lived through
I don't think the hole in the ozone layer was even thought of back then.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16040

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I don't mind so much when people say it's the hottest whatever since records began.
But when they say it's down to global warming then it's annoying
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106279

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Obviously I haven't always wanted this question answered but: I'm no cricket fan anyway, but how do people (both players and fans) motivate themselves to really give a shit about the Ashes almost immediately after winning the World Cup? The one day game to a lot of people , me included , is an infe...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

Just to be clear. I was not being hostile. I just don't think I could honestly find talking about religion in anyway a good thing outside of this thread. I.e in real life. I am sure you are a lovely person. (if Gev says so , it must be true ) but this religious nonesense has no place in the modern ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

Just to be clear. I was not being hostile. I just don't think I could honestly find talking about religion in anyway a good thing outside of this thread. I.e in real life. I am sure you are a lovely person. (if Gev says so , it must be true ) but this religious nonesense has no place in the modern w...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

No offence dude ,if I see you at a Co event, I will avoid you like the plague Wow, that's uncalled for. In this conversation, Dan isn't the person I'd be avoiding. Sorry if you think me out of order. But anyone who says they have met god personally really isn't someone I want to be associated with....
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

No offence dude ,if I see you at a Co event, I will avoid you like the plague
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?
Replies: 20
Views: 1547

Re: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?

I am guessing this was voted for by the public.
This really is the boaty mcboatface of funny jokes
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 104679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't say their mobile phone number in the 5/3/3 format
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?
Replies: 20
Views: 1547

Re: Which Is Your Favourite Joke?

I'm going to hijack this thread to discuss this year's winner of Dave's "Funniest Joke of The Fringe" . Won by Olaf Falafel, it goes "I keep randomly shouting out 'Broccoli' and 'Cauliflower' - I think I might have florets". However, it's a bit of a shit joke isn't it? I mean, it's just a weak pun....
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106279

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 am
While I get that sports fans like me indirectly spend a lot of money watching our favourite games, why the HELL do people directly give some serious amounts of money to online gaming streamers?
Each to their own.
It's another form of addiction
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

David Williams wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:55 pm
One thing I don't understand is why being a committed Christian is a source of comfort. I don't imagine God has changed his views much in the last couple of thousand years, so pretty much everyone in this country is going to hell.
No only those that voted leave πŸ˜ƒ
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

That said, I'm not all that pleased about it. I am somewhat jealous of the comfort that faith seems to provide many people I know. The late Christopher Hitchens considered himself an "antitheist", in that he didn't believe in god, and would be disappointed to discover that he was wrong, even before...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

My views of religious people has softened over the years to the point that I am never rude enough to ridicule theists as I believe accepting death is easier for these people when they are old or seriously ill.
I will always keep an open mind ,sort of hedging my bets.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 104679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:21 pm
People who reply to those stupid things on Facebook like "Tag a friend who..." or "Your porn name is..." etc.
People who post cruelty to animals and please copy and paste my cancer, depression , autism diatribes are far worse
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 445
Views: 22743

Re: Religion

At least agnostics are never smug about their beliefs.
Although you could call them wishy washy fence sitters
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106279

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Because each organisation recommends a mandatory challenger to the belt holder and sometimes if you don't fight them then you get stripped of your belt.
All bollocks I know.
Btw blame the start of all these different organisations on Muhammad Ali
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: Streaming Movies

Mark Deeks wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Most threads turn into discussions about masturbation at some point, but this one was especially quick to do so, well done team.
Wanker
sorry couldn't resist.πŸ˜ƒ
Probably why I've got yellow teeth, bad eyes and one large bicep 😜
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: Streaming Movies

Why would any man not admit that he didn't have a wank from time to time? It's hardly scandalous. I used to think that when you're in a relationship and have sex regularly, you'd probably stop, but in my experience you don't, and that doesn't mean that you're not getting enough, or anything like th...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84090

Re: Politics in General

Voting reforms would see around fifty Brexit Party MPs.
Just let that sink in for a bit before you realise it's not the answer.
Not that I have a scooby doo what is πŸ˜€
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 488
Views: 84090

Re: Politics in General

James Cleverly is annoyed about the result in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election because the remain parties didn't stand against each other to give the Lib Dems a better chance of winning. It's almost as if First Past the Post is an awful voting system isn't it, James? On a separate note, I fin...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: Streaming Movies

What are your views on illegally streaming movies. I have an unlimited Cinema Pass and Netflix and Amazon Prime so I rarely bother these days but there are some exceptions. For example I streamed Endgame as I have a weak bladder and wanted to watch it before going to the cinema to watch it ' proper...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Streaming Movies

What are your views on illegally streaming movies. I have an unlimited Cinema Pass and Netflix and Amazon Prime so I rarely bother these days but there are some exceptions. For example I streamed Endgame as I have a weak bladder and wanted to watch it before going to the cinema to watch it ' properl...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019

a Basically, during Paul’s bit about Eurovision, there was a 4th nugget he added, which was cut out. :( He was talking about Kate Robbins (the daughter of Ted), who had represented the UK in Eurovision as part of a band called Prima Donna. His nugget was that KATE ROBBINS is amazingly an anagram of...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: Spoilers For Friday 26th July 2019

a What? Basically, during Paul’s bit about Eurovision, there was a 4th nugget he added, which was cut out. :( He was talking about Kate Robbins (the daughter of Ted), who had represented the UK in Eurovision as part of a band called Prima Donna. His nugget was that KATE ROBBINS is amazingly an anag...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 51778

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Rutger Hauer RIP
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 113830

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

My main gripe with circumcision is the same as with ear piercing .
You shouldn't inflict either on your child until they are old enough to make an informed choice.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 113830

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The fundamental difference between FGM and MGM is that circumcision is a medical procedure that can be performed if it alleviates a medical condition.
FGM is just barbaric.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 113830

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

They're really not. I agree with you that male circumcision is unnecessary and can cause problems and I would happily see it banned, but the terrible lifelong and frequently life threatening complications caused by FGM are in a different league. You're right of course. We agree on this. I don't pos...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 40988

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Ian Volante wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Ben Wilson wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm
The Nissan Sunny's name is derived from reversing the syllables of Nissan.
That's not at all obvious.
Is that like when you repeat a two syllable word over and over.
So my surname would sound like kinme
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 207
Views: 69107

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Why thank you! It was a repeat, initially shown March 2016. No idea it was going to be shown until someone spotted it and told me. In hindsight, Singapore is far too small to have its own full race track, but I only had enough time to think "WHERE THE HELL IS MONACO" about three times before having...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 106279

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why has it become a thing that sites where yo have to log in now have a separate page for your username and password? It used to always be one under the other, but now you enter your username and click "next" to get the bit where you enter your password. There'd better be a fucking good reason for ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 207
Views: 69107

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Was it a repeat ?
You was certainly one of the best contestants I've seen recently , personality wise.
I got the last question right because I've been to Singapore and they don't have a racetrack.
Well not in 1986 at least.
Nice of The Beast to say the team would have won with you in it.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 207
Views: 69107

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Definitely a looky like after that performance πŸ˜ƒ
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 207
Views: 69107

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Oops
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 207
Views: 69107

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Is that Mark Deeks on the Chase right now ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 207
Views: 69107

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

I have the wrong glasses on but....
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

I am off work that day so could finally go to one but I have to occasionally have to look after my mum so won't be certain until nearer the time Do you have a maximum number before it's fully booked or can I , say , book it a week before ? I imagine a week before would be fine. It probably won't bo...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: CoBra (Essex) -- Saturday 2 November 2019

I am off work that day so could finally go to one but I have to occasionally have to look after my mum so won't be certain until nearer the time
Do you have a maximum number before it's fully booked or can I , say , book it a week before ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 98
Views: 9513

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

By the way, how much does it matter if a few specks of piss that you can't see or smell, and as far as you're concerned doesn't even exist, land on some of the surfaces near your toilet? You're not going to know. Also they say piss is sterile don't they? I mean, it's probably some bullshit myth, bu...