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by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus watch
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Coronavirus watch

Pink , isnt in the pink.
Decided not to waste this thread by adding celebs who have it anyway
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:46 pm
And more importantly, on what date will parkruns come back?
Maybe do some Parkour instead
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

So , just for fun , what's the next big sporting occasion that will take place.
I'm hoping ( only because it is June ) that it's The Derby.
But more likely the The Open
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Just been furloughed so at least stay at home resonates now.
Still gonna exercise though
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Is there any truth in 5G causing the Coronavirus ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138464

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:57 pm
People who don't spell and pronounce it "Linkedln", because that's what it looks like and what it deserves to be called. (As in with a lower case ELL, not a capital EYE.)
I'm I the only one who pronounces it Linky din ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138464

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who don't want to go on furlough if it is offered to them.
I would much rather volunteer to help The NHS , whilst being paid by the government than spend all night stacking shelves for a sister company whilst the regular staff take it easy .
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The police dyed a blue lagoon black to deter visitors. Talk about police state. By the way, according to this BBC article : Take exercise. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "People will only be allowed to leave their home for... one form of exercise a day". That sounds like a clear legal order - a...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

You're biased as fuck because you love exercising. Spare a thought for people who like being social and people who like touching stuff. True. Anyway, another example of this turning people into dickheads - people trying to stop shops from selling Easter eggs because they're not essential. It's what...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Good news today , the stats will be 5% less accurate due to the clocks going forward
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think there are a lot of people whose health might actually benefit from this. People who normally do no exercise and are now cooped up in their houses are told that they can go out to exercise once a day - once more than they normally do! And perhaps through boredom they're more likely to do it ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus watch
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Coronavirus watch

This is kind of pot luck really. But as we're here: 1. Nick Hewer 2. Rachel Riley 3. Susie Dent 4. Gyles Brandreth (might as well keep it Countdown related with these four) 5. Donald Trump 6. Angela Merkel 7. Greta Thunberg 8. Emmanuel Macron 9. Justin Trudeau 10. Scott Morrison Obviously not every...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus watch
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Coronavirus watch

A game of predicting celebrities and sports stars that contract the virus. Stipulation is that they survive. 2 points if they have it. Minus 2 points if they die. My ten are Prince Edward Gemma Collins Jeremy Corbyn Alan Shearer. Paul Gascoigne The Pope The Arch Bishop of Canterbury. Paul Hollywood ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Boris has it
This shit got real.
Prince Charles already has it. If by "real" we mean even posh twats are getting it.
Disappointed with Prince Charles , he is self isolating , the perfect opportunity to do upload his cover version of ' I Just Can't Wait to be King '
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

My sympathy levels are waning.
I'm thinking Boris gets tested but the nurses don't
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 224
Views: 65482

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I was going to post a Coronavirus watch.
Listing ten people to contract it , not necessarily die from it
Anyone interested ?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Boris has it
This shit got real.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: NHS-worship
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: NHS-worship

I was having a sleep when it happened and woke up as my stepdaughter came through the door
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: NHS-worship
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: NHS-worship

My step daughter cleans our doctor's surgery.
She enjoyed the adulation.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: NHS-worship
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: NHS-worship

I guess Phil H can do a slow hand clap
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: NHS-worship
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: NHS-worship

They have been put upon loads of times in the past.
Maybe they have been over compensated in their treatment but I don't begrudge them anything
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think there are a lot of people whose health might actually benefit from this. People who normally do no exercise and are now cooped up in their houses are told that they can go out to exercise once a day - once more than they normally do! And perhaps through boredom they're more likely to do it ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reasons to be Cheerful......
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Reasons to be Cheerful......

Going to the bank wearing a mask and gloves and not getting tasered like last time 😀
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reasons to be Cheerful......
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Reasons to be Cheerful......

During these trying times , are there any benefits to being stuck inside. An obvious one for me is catching up on films and box sets although I would still prefer to go to the cinema. But then I would rather not be stacking shelves all night in Waitrose instead of working in warehouse at John Lewis....
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think if you are out and about just keep moving
You are so much more at risk travelling on a bus or train or alecen a taxi than if you are out cycling running or jogging/brisk walking
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Problem is without lots of testing numbers are unknown .
Places like Russia can boast low levels of new cases because lest then 1% of their population are being tested.
If we tested everyone in the country the figures would be closer to Italy
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I had a weird chest infection around the end of February too, was given antibiotics and didn't think anything further of it, was told it couldn't possible be COVID as I hadn't come into contact with anyone with it. Fast forward to this weekend just gone, I've got an elevated temperature and my sens...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Keep spouting shit on social media and here to keep my spirits up.
Also I have been canvassing people who had Coronavirus symptoms in December or early January as I'm convinced I had it before it was officially out there.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where is.....?
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Where is.....?

A chance for people on here to ask , or answer our question of where forumites or former forumites are.
So it doesn't need some wag to respond where is....love etc. 😀
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where's Charlie ?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Where's Charlie ?

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 am
Good point. I suggest we also have a "Where's Ashton?" topic, where we debate which account he is going to be on at any time.
This could snowball.
Where's Corby
Where's Richard Britain
Etc.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where's Charlie ?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Where's Charlie ?

Apropos of nothing in particular , our lord and master and my biggest fan , Charlie Reams , doesn't post anymore.
Just wondering if he is ok.
Does he contact people on here privately still ?
I was amusing myself rereading our pm banter during my dark period and it made me wonder, where's Charlie ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138464

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who bring up the "but it's legal tender" argument as to why their offered payment should be accepted in a transaction. Legal tender refers to repayment of a debt, meaning that if you offer to pay off a debt in legal tender then you can't be sued for failing to repay. What you are doing in a ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138464

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who bring up the "but it's legal tender" argument as to why their offered payment should be accepted in a transaction. Legal tender refers to repayment of a debt, meaning that if you offer to pay off a debt in legal tender then you can't be sued for failing to repay. What you are doing in a ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138464

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People with a trolley full of loo rolls saying "It's not what you know , it's who you know"
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 661
Views: 139641

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Maybe if you drive a convertible
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 628
Views: 138464

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:56 am
People with a fever and dry cough.
People
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: CO-24
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: CO-24

Callum Peters wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Would you be hosting it then ?
No but if I could get enough sponsors then I would enter if it was arranged post the Coronavirus.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: CO-24
Replies: 2
Views: 232

CO-24

I am playing in a 24 hour Scrabble tournament next weekend (still places left , it's in Peterborough )
Would a 24 hour Co-event be popular , I wonder.
Feel free to put it in the correct topic
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Co-Ronavirus
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Co-Ronavirus

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:19 am
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Not even CO-VID?
I went to CO-VID 19.
Or CO-494 as it should be known
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Co-Ronavirus
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Co-Ronavirus

No ?
Just trying to lighten the mood
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 479
Views: 144407

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Inside No 9 season 5 episode 6.
Another well written episode.
No spoilers but definitely deserves a second watch
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 661
Views: 139641

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

For those of you who like your animals dead and on your plate - I always hear that when it comes to cooking meat, you have to do it properly, make sure it's cooked through etc., so you don't get things like salmonella or E. Coli. But then why does that all go out the window when it comes to steaks?...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 479
Views: 144407

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finally got around to watching Chernobyl. I thought it was really good. Reading about it after though, the historical inaccuracies were a bit annoying. I thought it was a bit unfair on the "villain", the head guy in the reactor. I felt his assholeness was played too over the top. And I'm still in t...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 479
Views: 144407

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finally got around to watching Chernobyl. I thought it was really good. Reading about it after though, the historical inaccuracies were a bit annoying. I thought it was a bit unfair on the "villain", the head guy in the reactor. I felt his assholeness was played too over the top. And I'm still in t...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

Hope all International women have a great day
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 661
Views: 139641

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Maus ,
I'm a bit behind with these affectionate terms , Tin
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 479
Views: 144407

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I think it borrowed heavily from the film Identity but the acting was superb again and the reveal seemed rushed because 29 minutes had elapsed.
I wish Netflix comes calling so they can expand their stories more
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 479
Views: 144407

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 am
Martin Peters wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:21 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:19 pm
Yesterday's Inside No. 9 reminds me a little bit of Martin Peters and his family.
In what way Gevin Chapwell?
Have you seen it? It won't need explaining.
The best Episode yet , this series
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 661
Views: 139641

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It's t wehe age-old question. It's awkward either way. It depends on how many stops I have left. If it's a long journey I will move as I hate being on the end as invariably someone will jog into me and as I have a delicate knee then it's a worry , but I have the three stops rule, if I've three stop...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Answer Smash
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Answer Smash

Martin Peters wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:34 pm
If you're a HoG fan, check out Andy Platt's fb group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/305752400278560/
I saw that ages ago.
Yeah I'm a bit slow on the uptake.
See also my lack of knowledge about Innis Carson 🙂
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Answer Smash
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Answer Smash

Fiona T wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:34 pm
If you're a HoG fan, check out Andy Platt's fb group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/305752400278560/
Thanks Fiona , I have asked to join
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Answer Smash
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Answer Smash

I know some of you must watch Richard Osman's house of games.
Surely the second best quiz show on TV at the moment
Just for fun , come up with the longest or most novel answer smash using your name (front or back )
Here is mine
Marc Meakindian rubber plant
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

Was there any need to out Innis ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

I like a huge debate
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

The recent Oscars highlighted the manipulation of a situation to suggest The Academy is sexist and racist ( which it probably is ) which was wrong. The Best film and director nominations where on merit. Katherine Bigalow , Spike Lee , Denzel Washington and Barry Jenkins didn't make a film last year ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

Going off at a tangent. This business with Philip Schofield coming out as gay in his late fifties. Am I the only one to find all these comments of 'brave ' and the like a bit distasteful. I mean another partner has not been mentioned yet ( Andi Peters is s very private person 😀) but he effectively h...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

I’m not sexist or homophobic I just believe that LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 people get mentioned more and they have LGBT month, why don’t we have Heterosexual month??? The need for any event like this is effectively showing two fingers to those who would wish to oppress people of whatever the group is in question. ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:55 pm
I'm too busy to learn three-letter words.
Maybe there could be a variant where only 4 letter word and above , plays are permitted.
The board could resemble a rather long snake at the end
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

You'll be asking for White history month and international men's day next 😀
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 629
Views: 117910

Re: Politics in General

There are always going to be differences between men and women and ethnic minorities. Women generally would prefer going to knitting or sewing circles although men are capable of both activities. I have been a rambler for many years and the amount of ramblers that are people of colour is almost nil...