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by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 15
Views: 415

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: 865

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: 422
Views: 93700

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 865

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 πŸ˜ƒ
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1363

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: 1363

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: 1363

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: 822

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 24
Views: 1150

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: 24
Views: 1150

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 πŸ˜€
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: 24
Views: 1150

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: 17
Views: 962

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: 24
Views: 1150

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: 24
Views: 1150

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: 24
Views: 1150

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: 991

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: 639

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: 991

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: 991

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: 836

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: 836

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: 836

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: 836

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: 709

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: 709

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: 1960

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: 1960

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: 586

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: 639

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: 639

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: 639

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: 639

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: 639

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: 639

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: 1960

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: 1960

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: 1960

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: 1960

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: 1960

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: 639

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: 1289

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 33070

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: 65971

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: 65971

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 65971

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: 512

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: 422
Views: 93700

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: 699

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: 65971

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: 2694

Re: What is your favourite browser?

That's Brave