Search found 3386 matches

by Marc Meakin
Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 13
Views: 239

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 πŸ˜€
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: 11
Views: 337

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: 13
Views: 239

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: 13
Views: 239

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: 13
Views: 239

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: 621

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: 363

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: 621

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: 621

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: 24
Views: 468

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: 24
Views: 468

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: 24
Views: 468

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: 24
Views: 468

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: 470

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: 470

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: 1422

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: 1422

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: 406

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: 363

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: 363

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: 363

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: 363

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: 363

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: 363

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Australia winning is the only way England will get a chance of hosting it ever again
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 1422

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

Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Sat May 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Sat May 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Jeffrey Handsfords 0.0001 second conundrum solve in the final was spectacular
That was series 57 right?
Probably although he did get called for buzzing too early
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 1422

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

Ashton Hancock wrote: ↑
Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Hi I apologise for posting these messages about future broadcasts can someone please delete these posts.
Can't you delete your own posts ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 1422

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

Jeffrey Handsfords 0.0001 second conundrum solve in the final was spectacular
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 1422

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

Kirk got a 130, but that was the old 15 round format. Dan McColm's 123 remains the only perfect game in the new format as far as I know. I wondered if he meant the highest possible maximum. According to the wiki, the old format had a highest max of 173 , and the record for the new format is 175 . A...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 1422

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

Does anyone know what the highest max game ever , was ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Australia to win if only so next year Sydney can host next year
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 1014

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

The oldest people alive are probably not known .
If they were born in a country that don't carry out a census who will know.
I used to use this argument for tallest Man , fastest man etc.
If they live somewhere remote how would we know
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 540
Views: 84896

Re: People you shouldn't trust

When you gotta you gotta go. Members of the proletariat who can't hold it in to stick it to the bourgeoisie. Straight to the gulag with you. Couldn't agree more. Marc is evidently in need of re-education. Incidentally, how did "bootlickers" get changed into "boot awlickers" in your quote? I must of...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 540
Views: 84896

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who go to the toilet on their lunch break. Don't waste a perfectly good bathroom break you capitalist boot awlickers. When you gotta you gotta go. Although have you noticed a new trend , well at John Lewis at least , where people take bathroom breaks to spend time on their phones. Inconvenie...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 180
Views: 32250

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

I've just found out that certain Irish names are pronounced nothing like their spelling like Niamh (neeve ) Padraic (porik) Eidlah (ailey ) They are pronounced how they are spelled. When you're taught how certain letter combos are pronounced in the Irish language they make sense. Certainly more sen...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64463

Re: What films have you watched lately?

The Highwaymen.....Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. A netflix special. It's about the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. I quite enjoyed it 7/10 Also new on netflix, The Thing. I hadn't seen this in over 30 years and was surprised how well it had aged. It's considered to be one of the last big special ef...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64463

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Can you ever forgive me? - Kinda bleak and sad yet funny and in a way uplifting. Worth watching. I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I love Melissa McCarthy. I've only seen her in comedy roles up until now and can't wait to see what she's like in something more serious. A lot of comedians tr...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 540
Views: 84896

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Graeme Cole wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:08 pm
People who draw horizontal lines through their 7s.
So you don't trust the Germans then.
Racist :)
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64463

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Paul Worsley wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Watched two in-flight movies this week.

"First Man", the Neil Armstrong biopic was very good, and I can recommend it.

"Widows" based on the Lynda La Plante novel/mini-series, started off well, but the final twists were a bit preposterous.
First Man had a great soundtrack
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 57)
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 57)

Ray Wilding wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:44 pm
POINTAGES in R11.
PINOTAGES, surely
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 91353

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watching the reboot of The Twilight Zone. Only seen the first two. A modern update of familiar stories from the sixties/seventies. Quite good. Jordan Peele doing the Rod Serling bit. Season 5 of The Line of Duty. Excellent so far. Getting a little weary of all the characters whose surname begins wit...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 51)
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 51)

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:07 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:51 pm
PREDEATH ?
I think the word you're looking for is "life".
I thought that was AFTER BIRTH 😁
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64463

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Ian Volante wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Watched Ready Player One the other night, was okay actually, although over-simplified from the book, which is saying something.
Ironically it didn't have enough Spielberg references considering he made it
Certainly no narcissist.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What is your favourite browser?
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: What is your favourite browser?

That's Brave
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 91353

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Anybody watch The OA.
Weird but compelling
It's on Netflix if you are interested.
Not seen season 2 yet
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64463

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Mandy, psychedelic revenge flick with Nicolas Cage in top form. It's gorgeously shot. One of the best looking movies ever. A real face melter. Highly recommend. Nicolas Cage is amazing. The accepted story seems to be that he blew all the money that he'd made from his early successful f...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 162
Views: 25594

Re: How many countries have you been to?

It's definitely commitment going to bloody Liechtenstein. I've seen plankton with more personality and purpose. Racist 😁 *xenophobe ;) Good topic for a debate , the difference between being a racist or a xenophobe. If you had said , say , Zimbabwe instead of Lichtenstein would it be racist or xenop...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 162
Views: 25594

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Jennifer Steadman wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:25 pm
sean d wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Excellent commitment to the cause Jen, picking up the micronations! :D
It's definitely commitment going to bloody Liechtenstein. I've seen plankton with more personality and purpose.
Racist 😁
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64463

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:04 am
Considering going to Captain Marvel -- is it worth it?
You'd have to be a marvel fan to enjoy it
I'm not a Marvel fan per se but I enjoyed it.
Maybe setting it in the nineties with a quality soundtrack helped.
Samuel L Jackson was cool and funny.
Brie Larson was great as Carol Danvers
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64463

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Johnny Canuck wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:04 am
Considering going to Captain Marvel -- is it worth it?
Yes, I enjoyed it.
Unless you don't like nineties music and are not in any way a feminist then it's worth a look.
Good plot and sometimes quite funny
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 91353

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Tom S wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Cheat
It had plot holes you could drive a tank through, unbelievable behaviour by grown men and women in a position of trust, ridiculous, reasoning and motives.
I enjoyed it though 😁
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 65402

Re: Politics in General

Brexit.
Wtf is wrong with the people we elected.
All this time and the best they can come up with is please, sir, can we have some more ...... time
I do hope they say bollocks you've made your bed.

I can't believe I'm even saying this but, it would never have happened under Thatcher
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 91353

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just binge watched After Life by Ricky Gervais. Wasn't sure if I'd like it having found Derek a little hard to watch at times, but After Life is very good. Rude, touching funny and just the best depiction of grief suicide and depression and how it affects people. Don't let the subject matter put you...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 91353

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished True Detective season 3. Had held off season 2 because of the poor reviews for years, but watched 2 and 3 in close succession. Thought 2 was pretty decent - it's only poor in comparison to how good season 1 was, it's not really poor at all reviewed objectively as a standalone drama. S...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 65402

Re: Politics in General

It is odd , coloured people unacceptable, but people of colour is
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What documentaries have you been watching.
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: What documentaries have you been watching.

Saw that three identical strangers on channel 4 the other night. It was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend Searching for Sugarman as well. Thanks I will check it out . Free Solo, which won the Oscar is worth checking out just for the jaw dropping climbing scenes Also one from about 10 years ago ...