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by Marc Meakin
Mon May 22, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 86
Views: 4786

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Might not be Netflix, I found it on Showbox app (naughty me ).
Just checked, it's on FX.
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 22, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 189
Views: 7546

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Zarte Siempre wrote: ↑
Mon May 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Anyone watching The Trial?
Is it a bit like a post watershed Crown Court ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 22, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 86
Views: 4786

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I see you are watching a collection of classic black and white films, interspersed with some modern dross.
I watched All about Eve and Whatever happened to Baby Jane.
I was inspired after watching the excellent Feud on Netflix
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 86
Views: 4786

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Haha, I'm not the only person who's watched Drive recently then... Kingsman: Far less funny than expected. 5/10 Drive: Boring. Gosling pretty. Nice soundtrack. 4/10 It Happened One Night: Unexpectedly funny, charming and enjoyable. 8/10 Fifty Shades Of Grey: TERRIBLE acting. Grey = creepy stalker. ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 86
Views: 4786

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I watched it too and enjoyed it but was distracted by how much the stuntman character reminded my of Julian Assange (AKA the Ecuadorian cuckoo clock )
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 21, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: The Countdown App

Sorry ,when I was referring to other apps I didn't mean countdown ones.
I do like the Mind Sports Academy's Scrabble app
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 16, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Personality types
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Personality types

Campaigner for me, very similar scores to Mr D
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 6598

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Update of a couple of notable deaths over the last week.
Geoffrey Baylden (Catweazel)
Powers Boothe (Sin City)
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Too quick!
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Too quick!

maybe there should be a non timed version for people with such difficulties
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 12, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: The Countdown App

Other apps are available too
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

For once, I think Corbyn is right to duck any TV debates if Mrs May is not present as the less you see of him the more chance Labour has of doing well. All other parties would attack Corbyn as they cannot attack May. Its a bit like when England are crap at football and the injured or absent players ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 08, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

May could kill a baby live on air and the Tories would still get in
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 07, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Yes, it was Greg whatsit out of the New Radicals, wasn't it? Which presumably explains why it sounds almost exactly like "You Get What You Give". The New Radicals tune is sublime, Life is a Rollercoaster is average at best It's about as sublime as pouring concrete in my ears. From who's perspective πŸ˜€
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

No, no , no no , no no, no no there's no limits
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 05, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Never heard 'Life is a Rollercoaster'? Quality tune He didn't write it. Yes, it was Greg whatsit out of the New Radicals, wasn't it? Which presumably explains why it sounds almost exactly like "You Get What You Give". The New Radicals tune is sublime, Life is a Rollercoaster is average at best
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 108
Views: 3604

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Kelly Southerton has come up with a novel solution to resetting records.
Just add an extra metre to every distance so all records would be fresh.
Although that doesn't solve field events.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Paul Worsley wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am
Anthony Endsor wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 pm
. I'm sure we've all heard of the Ronan Keating song - you say it best 'when you say nothing at all' :lol:
It's an Alison Krauss song. Ronan Keating hasn't got any songs.
Lost for words.........is a song writen by Ronan Keating
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

...a Socialist Yes, god help us if the people actually doing the work get any kind of ownership of the fruits of their labour. Far better that the profits remain in the hands of a few people at the top of the tree. After all, they know best, don't they? And we wouldn't want the plebs getting above ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 142
Views: 5615

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Joey Barton is beyond parody
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Corby is beyond parody
I did mean Corbyn, but if the cap fits :D
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Corby is beyond parody
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I do hope that the working class will not have to turn to the likes of Ukip to be represented.
The Labour party is such a shambles and only a new, new Labour, type shake up can save it.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I think in NI, what happened in the last Assembly Election will continue. Unionism is on the wane here. The Alliance party in particular are nabbing most of the moderate UUP supporters. DUP may grow slightly in their share of the vote, but only because they'll be subsuming the more conservative UUP...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Andy McGurn wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Greg Wilhere
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Angelo Abela
These are nearly as
obscure as some of the people on my famous names list
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 73
Views: 6853

Re: Favourite board game

I played a game of Star Wars Risk recently.
Capturing Tatooine, doesn't have the same enjoyment as capturing Irkutsk, for me
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Mark Deeks wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Shovell from M People.
I can Imagine lots of members of even greater groups than M People will have members without Wiki pages
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Eric Monkman,
Graeme Cole
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Maybe we might get the perfect storm of complacent tory voters not bothering to vote and a 99% turn out of labour supporters creating another hung parliament.
Either way we are faced between a cock and a hardface
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Maybe we might get the perfect storm of complacent tory voters not bothering to vote and a 99% turn out of labour supporters creating another hung parliament.
Either way we are faced between a cock and a hardface
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I think Thanet north and South, Rochester and maybe Gillingham in Kent and Clacton, Basildon and Southend could be targeted by UKip along with a few northern Labour marginals. I think labour voters who hate Corbyn may defect. I think the Lib dem turncoats can only get marginal remainer seats if they...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 3445

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

This election will be the death knell of the Labour Party as we know it. They will go an SDP/LibDem style break up. The Lib Dems may get a few extra seats from the deluded masses who think we can unBrexit. The one trick pony that is the SNP might be in for a shock and Sinn Fein will win enough seats...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Continued Smile Like you mean it, the Killers It started with a Kiss, Hot Chocolate Kiss,Kiss, Holly Vallance Kiss Me, Sixpence none the Richer Me,Myself I , Joan Armatrading I try, Marge Simpson voiced Macy Gray Try Remember, Vince Hill Remember the Time, MJ Time after Time, Cyndi Lauper Time clock...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Here is my attempt at a pop song chain letter
Love Me Do, the Beatles
Do you wanna know a secret, also the Beatles
Secret Smile, Semi sonic
.....tbc
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25724

Re: Politics in General

Will the Tories get a 100 + majority ?
Can't think of a more depressing future
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Matt Bayfield wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:08 am
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm
...
Ryan Lawrie, pop singer
Lawrie Lee, author
Lee Newton, comedienne
...
Nice work.

Minor note: I can't find a Lawrie Lee at all. Did you mean Laurie Lee?
I think the homonym and misspelling rule applies :D
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

I might have used Google a little :D
Valid point though,
I might try again with household names rather than obscure American soap stars and Politicians
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

John Collins Collins John John Glenn , astronaut Glenn Murray, footballer Murray Roman , comedian Roman Harper , American footballer Harper Lee, Author Lee Ryan, Blue Ryan Lewis, music producer Lewis Hamilton F1 Hamilton Jordan Jordan Gilbert, shaker Gilbert Stuart, painter Stuart Gordon, screenwrit...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Hold my beer.........Watch this space
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Want to suggest another one, musically related.
Song titles last word to first word i.e. Can't Buy Me Love....Love Me Do....Do ya think I'm sexy, etc
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Yeah, don't be homophonic
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Ok here goes.....I think the rules should be every game starts with John Collins the Collins John Here's mine John Collins ,footballer Collins John footballer John Leslie ,ladies man from Blue Peter Leslie Joseph Birds of a feather Joseph Conrad , Writer Conrad Janis jazz musician Janis Ian singer I...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Matt Morrison wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Having never tried, this feels like something you could do indefinitely. But I bet it's much harder than that.
Is there not a rule about not using a particular name (John) twice?
Or more than one Baseball player :D
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Wow have you done this before.
That's some gauntlet to drop
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4577

Re: Music connection question

Sorry to hijack , what is essentially your thread Ben but as I can't make any new threads i thought i would put it here. I call it name chain, where you start with say Ben Elton the n go to Elton John and continue with , say, John Leslie. I wonder who could make the longest chain. I think all names ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1701

Re: Football grounds you've been to

David Williams wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:33 am
Jack Worsley wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 am
San Siro (AC Milan, Inter Milan and Italian national team) and Stadio Olimpico (Roma, Lazio and Italy)?
Much nearer home.
Maine Road....City and United played there after the war plus maybe, England
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1701

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game. There must be lots of example of three teams having used the same ground over a short period, but the only one which springs to my mind immediately for English professional clubs is Selhurst Par...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1701

Re: Football grounds you've been to

David Williams wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
The Boleyn Ground or Wembley Stadium
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: 81 Questions

Charlie Reams wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:59 pm
Can we have the answers? (I think there's a word missing in Q58.)
Horror?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1701

Re: Football grounds you've been to

I've been to West Hams old ground about a hundred times, Stamford Bridge around twenty times, Ive been to all the London POremier league grounds at least once, i have been to the old Wembley about a dozen times to watch football and the same amount to watch other sports including Speedway, American ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 9879

Re: Mondegreens

The one that used to get me was the opening line of Big Mouth Strikes Again by the Smiths
Sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said I'd like to smash a greeters in your head
instead of every tooth in your head
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 9879

Re: Mondegreens

That's what happens when you think about it too hard
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 6065

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Great final especially the bit at the end at Cambridge
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 122
Views: 16044

Re: Only Connect

Easiest walls for a long time.
But well done both teams
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29751

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I think there is more of an a argument against fruit bars and real fruit jellies, as they are more harmful to teeth than chocolate
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29751

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Adam Gillard wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:20 am
Why do people eat fruit-flavoured sweets?
Because vegetable ones are disgusting
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 189
Views: 7546

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though. Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb... I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 189
Views: 7546

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though. Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb... I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: 81 Questions

Fictional cats are one group
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 189
Views: 7546

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though.
Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt
Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb...