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by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 183
Views: 35721

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: 203
Views: 62093

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: 539
Views: 94724

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: 203
Views: 62093

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: 203
Views: 62093

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Definitely a looky like after that performance 😃
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 203
Views: 62093

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: 203
Views: 62093

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: 203
Views: 62093

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: 5
Views: 687

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: 5
Views: 687

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: 8061

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...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 208
Views: 46720

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am
David Kelly died in 2003.
You are right and wrong at the same time.
The David Kelly I'm thinking of from Fawlty Towers died in 2012 it was his birthday this week that's where my confusion lie.
To add to my confusion I've now forgotten if it's Kelly or Kelley
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 48054

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Quincy Jones was (is) the king.
Not sure if he is still alive
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 208
Views: 46720

Re: Deathwatch 2017

David Kelly and Freddie Jones both died this week.
Mandela effect in action as I thought they died 2 years ago
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71856

Re: Politics in General

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:43 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 pm
I object to you calling me an ultra-right bigot, to be honest.

And that's 150,000 people more than the zero who elected Gordon Brown.
Seriously, you're actually a member of the Conservative Party?
Correct.
Would Centre Right bigot be more apt 😀
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71856

Re: Politics in General

After about 100 attempts to remember my password after resetting my laptop.... I'm going to vote for Boris Johnson. He does have some nice policies that really appeal to me, such as the reduction of "sin" taxes. Jeremy Hunt represents continuity Theresa May, so I'm avoiding him like the plague. Are...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 119
Views: 32050

Re: Countdowners in the news

Rachel got married
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 562
Views: 92950

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:14 am
People who call a PIN a "pin number".
Same people who refers to ATMs as ATM machine.
I do believe there is a word for this.....I think it was on Only Connect
Edit it is called RAS syndrome
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 562
Views: 92950

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:59 pm
People who make fake accounts on here.
Name and shame

Okay the Penny Has dropped , just seen the Spoilers thread
As you were

Richard
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 431
Views: 101817

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The Virtues.
Not an easy watch , but brilliant acting , especially from Stephen Graham.
Years and Years , Black Mirroresque , very good .
Gets a bit Doctor Who like towards the end but still perfectly feasible future for Great Britain.
Quite chilling.....Boris/Jean Rook
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 91
Views: 21394

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I can easily run up the stairs two at a time, but the penalty for a mistake is much less as well. I used to do 3 at a time easily when I was younger. Strangely, I don't find it so easy now. You don’t walk very well do you Zarte ? I'm guessing that's Zarte's sense of humour. Don't think he's ready f...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 91
Views: 21394

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

One of the funniest things I've ever seen was someone falling up the stairs. She tripped over and by all laws of physics should have gone downwards but she ended up five steps up from where she started. Don't know how it was done. That was how I chipped my tooth when I was ten. 40 odd years later ,...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 91
Views: 21394

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

I'm not sure how many people can actually do this but I've seen people running down stairs while missing out steps and not tripping and killing themselves in the process. How is this even possible? I think it's a combination of balance, coordination and inertia I am better at running up the stairs ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: Tory Leadership

They are so non descript i actually voted for Dominic Raab (Alan B'stard ) instead of Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart will never get the backing of the right wingers.
He would make a good Labour leader though
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Don't forget the free Mindsports T shirt
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 431
Views: 101817

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Years and Years on the BBC. Quite an interesting drama set in the near future suggesting how things might pan out. I'd recommend it.
Sort of like Black Mirror light.
Very scary as it's all plausible
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 562
Views: 92950

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who make a post without finishing their
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 25th August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Can we have a list of who is going from this forum.
I may go if I have a chance 😃
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Does anybody else miss the posts of Jason Larsen ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Any news on the guy who hacked his account Ben ?
Maybe he is back .
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

People with mental health issues have always been treated with respect here 🤭
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

I'm guessing he will get 1047.
Whatever he gets in sure he will get a t shirt with the winning total
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 562
Views: 92950

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Bojo
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2612

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

I have no evidence to back it up Someone else will know more, but I was under the impression that Carol and Damian didn't have a falling out, and are on good terms. I understand that initially she was asked to take a 90% pay cut to continue and refused. Whether she slagged off Channel four after sh...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2612

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Or calling the producer a dick , tantamount to the same thing 😀
Are you sure that's true?
I had heard that Carol's beef was with someone other than the crew or production team. (But I don't remember the story fully, and it may not be accurate anyway.)
I have no evidence to back it up
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2612

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Less than an epsilon chance of that, I should think... Yeah as she was banned from ever returning to the countdown studios Was this because of the time she interrupted a recording and started attacking the audience with a machete? Or calling the producer a dick , tantamount to the same thing 😀
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 25, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

Elliott's discomfort in the last couple of days when he's thinking he might be condemning his opponent to a score of 0 is more than evident. At least such a scenario is unlikely to develop in his post-octorun (no spoiler, I have no idea if he won his 8th game) Countdown career of finals and potenti...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 25, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2612

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

David Williams wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Carol?
That would be nice.
I would like someone like Toff from Made in Chelsea but I'm not sure if she's good at maths
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2612

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Who is going to take over for maternity leave ? Might not be necessary. Countdown is recorded unusually far in advance of broadcast at the moment - usually it's a few weeks, currently it's a few months (perhaps for this very reason?). They've got so many episodes in the bank they could have a huge ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2612

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Who is going to take over for maternity leave ?
CECIL a good call for a boy
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 24, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 25
Views: 1688

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

If my shaky maths is correct Elliott's last two games only need modest (by his standards ) wins by 99
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 23, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Then you would get a truer reflexion of which song deserves to win This is totally off-topic but I enjoyed your use of "reflexion" rather than "reflection" here, you don't see that any more. I used to read a lot of Agatha Christie stuff when I was very much younger and was always struck by her use ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 25
Views: 1688

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

Probably the easiest set of numbers rounds in a long time.
Edit
The first time I've got all four in time
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 25
Views: 1688

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

I believe he needs to average 107 or thereabouts to break the thousand point barrier in his octorun
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 23, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 1987

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:11 pm


I was kidding.
This is why we need a bit of punctuation for sarcasm.
I think it can lose the effect if you have to point it out.
Obviously.


But seriously anyone on the spectrum ( and my daughter is ) may not get sarcasm unless it's telegraphed
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 22, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 1987

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:17 pm

I gotta agree with Elliott here. That's a hard word to get.
I was kidding.
This is why we need a bit of punctuation for sarcasm.
An appropriate emoji usually suffices 😁
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 1987

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Unlucky, SPRUCIEST and VALIUM both valid Scrabble words as is PIECRUSTS
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 1987

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Is there a policy of giving blanket do overs for players beaten by an octochamp ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)
Replies: 20
Views: 1072

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:15 pm
I apologise for all my messages will an administrator please delete them all and I will start again and be better
Seems like your friend tried to rectify his errors at least
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)
Replies: 20
Views: 1072

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:09 pm
It is someone on my street
So you wasn't at the recordings after all
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 3028

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Hi Guys

Will you all ignore my posts over the last week someone has signed into my account and been naughty will find out who this is but I’m back know I haven’t logged in for over a week.
Damn I should have used this during my black period
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 3028

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

I propose Ashton changes his last name to Han.
We already know he is a cock 😁
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84

Several possibilities here 1) The guy knows what happened, is posting false spoilers and is being a dick 2) The guy knows what happened, is posting true spoilers and is being a dick 3) The guy knows what happened, is posting some true and some false spoilers and is being a dick 4) The guy doesn't k...
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

I'm curious what the budgets are for staging ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

In which case it's no wonder we came last.
I'm sure it wasn't always this way
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 20, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

I didn't think visuals were part of it , if so Australia should have won
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Thats why the voting juries would need to get the songs before anyone else and actually seal their votes until the big day
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 20, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

This probably should be in a seperate thread but here goes. Most people who criticise the event cite national bias collusion , hatred of the UK etc. What if the same judges that vote on the songs hear them on tape weeks before they are played on radio , social media etc with no prior knowledge as to...
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1213

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Australia winning is the only way England will get a chance of hosting it ever again