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by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 72
Views: 14936

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I find Basketball boring , most of it is about the last three minutes.
But having watched Kevin Garnett in Uncut Gems , I have a new respect for the sport
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

I once served Dave Gorman in John Lewis at Stratford and even though his order took ages due to a computer malfunction he was quite cheery.
Seemed like a genuinely nice person
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 2020 Vision

Yeah I saw that already.
Hope I can get lucky with the others though
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

James Robinson wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:20 am
Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:47 am
At Uni, a flatmate's girlfriend was the niece of Darth Vader.
Body or voice?
Or face 8-)
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

I was once waiting at a cashpoint in Fenchurch Street behind Sir Geoff Hurst .
He played association football for West Ham and England in the sixties and seventies won a medal at a global event as I recall 😀😀😀
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

I once directed a little old lady to the nearest post box as she couldn't see very well due to forgetting her glasses.
Turned out to be Imelda Staunton in make up .
I think she was rehearsing in a theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

Ian Volante wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Some time around 1984, I was walking round London with my mum, and she told me we passed Richard Stilgoe going the other way. I didn't see him.
Are you sure it wasn't Jeremy Corbin
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

I once bought Roger Whittaker's sofa
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

On Pointless Richard Osman says things like "teams in the 2018-19 Champions League" and I have no idea what that means. I know the names of some football teams, so I could have a wild guess, but I have no idea whether I'm meant to be guessing local or national teams or whether they have to be Briti...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

On a similar sporting theme .
When medals are calculated for each country why isn't the physical amount of medals added up.
For example in rowing , whoever wins the coxless eights would be awarded 8 physical medals but only one is added to the nation's talky
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I remember when Bobby Moore got a hundred caps I remember a photo with him and the caps in the background.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 447
Views: 133582

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The new Worzel Gummidge over Christmas was better than you might think it would be. I've also just watched the new Dracula. They made up their own story (very little comes from the book really) and I didn't think it was that great really. It was OK, but quite a commitment at 3 * 1.5-hour episodes. ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 2020 Vision

4) The Countdown high score record to be beaten <snip> 7) Nadal to face Federer in a slam with both having 20 slams each to their name and will be called "The battle of 20-20" Agree about #4. And LOVE #7... it has to happen! :mrgreen: I'm loving the albeit , belated interest in this thread. Still w...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 130502

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:38 pm
People who say "Happy belated birthday".
Say or write.
Haven't got a problem with someone posting it on say , FB , but not to say it to your face.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 10
Views: 553

2020 Vision

Remember Old Moore's Almanac. It used to predict events for the coming year as farmer as I can remember So I will make 10 random predictions and see how they pan out. 1. Liverpool will win the league 🙂😀😀 Ok scrub that this is my ten. 1) Donald Trump will win the presidency for a second term. 2) Tott...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Quizmaster
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Quizmaster

From a few days ago: https://www.itv.com/hub/quizmaster/2a6225a0001 An exciting quiz featuring quite a few of the quizzing greats. Well worth a watch :) I enjoyed it although the format suited some people better than others. Without giving spoilers it seemed speed was more important than pure knowl...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 204
Views: 52526

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

ASMR is a thing
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 257
Views: 88100

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Dolemite is my Name is my film of the year so far.
Considering I have Netflix , I haven't got round to that one yet.
It seems this year is a good year for comedy actors playing serious roles.
Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler is superb
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 257
Views: 88100

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Jojo Rabbit.
If you like satire and your humour dark then this film is for you.
Laugh out loud moments followed by scenes to make you sob.
I haven't seen a better film at the cinema this year and I've seen over a hundred ( good old Curzon movie pass )
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 110705

Re: Politics in General

I think the final arbiter must be with the courts.
What prison will you go if you commit a crime.
If you identify as a woman but were born male ?.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 110705

Re: Politics in General

I'm trying to work out if this is a flouncy castle moment ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Haha, promise I wasn't too drunk!

Edited.
I should edit mine as it's probably homophobic 😀
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:30 am
Why people are allowed to do remixes of "Fairy Of New York". They're never going to match the original and they all sound utterly diabolical.
I don't know this song .
Is it about Quentin Crisp ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Fiona T wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:18 pm
What sort of company thinks that 23:15 on Christmas Eve is a good time to send out your updated privacy notice and terms and conditions.
It depends where the company is based.
Just wished my daughter a merry Christmas in Japan and it's like any other day out there
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 110705

Re: Politics in General

My understanding is that your terms and conditions of your contract which you sign should contain the relevant information. Then it's your choice to sign or not. I know Ts and C's are open to abuse by employers , just recently with Roger Ailes at Fox News treating women like meat because of the NDA ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 204
Views: 52526

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Fred Mumford wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Fred Astaire ate my hamster.
I used to confuse him with Red Adair.
Didn't Fred Astaire dance with the woman with gum disease..... gingivitis 😀
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 204
Views: 52526

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Those things you have at parties that you blow into and they unwind and make a noise don't have a standard method name.
Along with those things you make out of a sheet of A4 with numbers and colours and choices where you put your fingers in and wiggle
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Rachel Riley Post

I wonder if Maven will teach typing ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would you like to lead the labour Party
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Re: Who would you like to lead the labour Party

Coming back to the original question, I believe that Sir Keir Starmer or Lisa Nandy would be the best choice to lead the Labour party. Given that both candidates are seen as too centrist for Momentum, it's likely to be Rebecca Long-Bailey. None of them will ever be PM, but Nandy stands the best cha...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would you like to lead the labour Party
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Re: Who would you like to lead the labour Party

I don't think it's that at all. You mentioned the press. It's much more how it's presented than the actual policies. So let me get this right. The Labour party just suffered their worst defeat since 1935, and you think it's down to presentation? With hindsight if Corbyn had fallen on his sword earl...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would you like to lead the labour Party
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Re: Who would you like to lead the labour Party

You have to appeal to the LCD.
Tony Blair knew that and cosied up to Murdoch to get the Sun readers onside.
I think only a Centrist will do nowadays
Put simply as long as the haves outnumber the have nots then the Tories will keep on winning 😢😢😞
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would you like to lead the labour Party
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Re: Who would you like to lead the labour Party

Sounds like a no brainer except the majority didn't think so.
That is my point.
The caring , sharing make the most noise.
But the greedy and the selfish keep winning
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would you like to lead the labour Party
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Re: Who would you like to lead the labour Party

I have to go with Kier Starmer He is centrist. A sobering though is that the last truly left wing government was elected in 1974. I think Marxism and Communism is a dead duck in the UK. Anyone for New , New , Labour 😀 How are you defining Marxism and Communism? Which Labour policies in particular a...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would you like to lead the labour Party
Replies: 30
Views: 1263

Who would you like to lead the labour Party

I have to go with Kier Starmer
He is centrist.
A sobering though is that the last truly left wing government was elected in 1974.
I think Marxism and Communism is a dead duck in the UK.
Anyone for New , New , Labour 😀
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 130502

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:32 pm
People who have had their hand stamped at some event and are wandering round the next day without having properly washed it off.
People who wear the wristbands from concerts and festivals months later
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Why steal famous art? You can't display it or sell it to anyone who intends to display it, so where's the value?
Everything for sale has a buyer somewhere
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2019 General Election Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: 2019 General Election Predictions

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Tory landslide, sadly.
We have a winner :oops: :(
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2019 General Election Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: 2019 General Election Predictions

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Tory landslide, sadly.
What about the youthquake ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2019 General Election Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 791

2019 General Election Predictions

Ok just for fun.
What is your prediction for the general election today.
I think another hung parliament.
But Labour to have most seats.
As a caveat , I am on strong pain meds :)
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:14 pm
When Prince Philip dies on Thursday (he's pretty old so this will probably happen) will we still get the through-the-night election coverage, or will it all be about a gaffe-prone out-of-touch buffoon? Or maybe Prince Philip?
More importantly , what pastel colour will Jo Swinton be wearing
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Alex Rivers
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Alex Rivers

Matthew Green wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:44 pm
I exposed him as a paedophile and he fucked off back to his bedsit.
Matthew Green was such a piss taker I assumed this was a joke
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Alex Rivers
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Alex Rivers

Is this the same guy ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 204
Views: 52526

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Having recently damaged my right knee o ordered a walking stick from Amazon.
I opened it and started using my right hand with the stick
Only to realise that you use the hand on your good leg instead.
Totally counter intuitive to my brain.
But it works.
Am I the only one to not get it
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 607
Views: 130502

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Or saying can I finish or can I just say say something ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 110705

Re: Politics in General

If Amazon ,Starbucks etc paid all the tax that they morally should , then maybe we don't need to tax the wealthy so much...maybe 49%
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 61984

Re: Deathwatch 2017

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:35 am
RIP Garry Rhodes
RIP Sir Jonathan Miller and Clive James too... :( :( :cry: :cry:
Sad day 😢😢😢
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 222
Views: 61984

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Garry Rhodes
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many jobs have you had ?
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: How many jobs have you had ?

No.
I remember on my paper round (lasting all of two weeks )
My mums shopping trolley lost a wheel mid round and the trolley fell in s deep puddle.
So everyone got Papier mache delivered instead of their local paper.....too embarrassed to collect my wages
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Facebook Culls
Replies: 19
Views: 1508

Re: Facebook Culls

I don't think outside of family , my friend list even comes close to a hundred in total.
Just to be clear , I've been using it since 2010.
A godsend when I had my major heart surgery.
It enabled me to let my family know that I was alive and well.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many jobs have you had ?
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: How many jobs have you had ?

What do we count as jobs? The egg round I had at 15 till I fell off my bike and broke the eggs? Post leaving school - Cleaner 3 days (sacked, was rubbish) MaccyD's 4 months. MoD 4 years. Local council 10 years (with two privatisations/takeovers) Mail order wine 10 years - good times and lots of win...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many jobs have you had ?
Replies: 10
Views: 847

How many jobs have you had ?

Sounds like it has been done before but here goes anyway. In a working career that spans over 40 years I have had 5 jobs. 2 years as a wages clerk in the Co-Op. A year as a bus conductor. 28 years as a heating engineer/maintenance engineer. 6 years in retail/stock management. . Just realised I have ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Rachel Riley Post
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Rachel Riley Post

If Countdown was on the BBC she would have been sacked as they are notorious for knee jerk reactions.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 204
Views: 52526

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Also you don't even have to remove the peeler from the surface of the potato to continue peeling. I'd go so far as to say that if you do remove the peeler from the surface of the potato, you won't be able to continue peeling at all. I've never used a potato peeler. Maybe I should post that on the c...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Interesting ailments and affectations
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Interesting ailments and affectations

On the back of Prince Andrews inability to sweat , I was wondering what ailments and affectations people have on here.
I am unable to immerse my head underwater without a panic attack due to a childhood trauma.
Consequently I cannot swim.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Climate Change Deniers
Replies: 21
Views: 3248

Re: Climate Change Deniers

by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:21 pm
When I was banned from posting I made several attempts to come up with a pseudonym made up of an anagram of my name but I wasn't clever enough to get through the checks
I imagine Meak Marcin wouldn't quite cut it.
Mace Merkin 😃
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

When I was banned from posting I made several attempts to come up with a pseudonym made up of an anagram of my name but I wasn't clever enough to get through the checks You're Ashton Hancock?!? Well it's true we have never been seen in the same room at the same time although that's probably by choice
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

When I was banned from posting I made several attempts to come up with a pseudonym made up of an anagram of my name but I wasn't clever enough to get through the checks
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 132090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

The Statute of Limitations is a good example. Until recently it was only 20 years in France until a recent case involving a paedophile priest who was protected from justice , primarily by the clergy . If you watched the film By the Grace of God it shows you how the law is an ass , but after he admit...