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by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Oscars 2018

It shouldn't win best original screenplay ( willing to wager Three Billboards will win that ) but the film is none the less beautiful. The analogy is that My Sweet Lord by George Harrison obviously sounds similar to She's so Fine, but it doesn't make it any less a classic song. That Said, If the Sha...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Oscars 2018

My tip for the best film Oscar is the Shape of Water, a truly stunning film. I'm guessing you've already heard about the allegations of plagiarism that have been levelled against "The Shape Of Water", Marc? What do you think? http://hollywoodnerd.com/did-the-shape-of-water-plagiarize-the-paul-zinde...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Oscars 2018

Matt Morrison wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:21 pm
give meakin his rights back
Free the Canterbury one πŸ˜€
Mind you if nobody posts in this thread the Administration will be vindicated
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Oscars 2018

Thank you kindly sir. As I don't do copy and paste I will rewrite my original post. How many of the Oscar nominated films have you seen . I've seen all but one, Call me by your name. I will get round to watching it before the Oscars. Saving til last because it's not the sort of story that would inte...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 41
Views: 2794

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Could someone please start a thread for the Oscars 2018. My initial contribution is to ask posters how many of the best film categories have you seen . I have seen all nine candidates apart from Call me by my name...I think The Shape of Water will win best film although my preference would be Three ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 122
Views: 11837

Re: What films have you watched lately?

With the winter Olympics on I decided to watch I Tonya and Molly's Game (tenuous link, I know )
Both excellent films although I did spend most of my time trying to work out who player X was. Also I thought the way I Tonya broke the fourth wall was very good.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Good choice.....I like Stranger Things because of the eighties setting and ironically the teenage angst.
When you get to my age you realise they were some of the best times of your life
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 61
Views: 5423

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Zarte Siempre wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Maybe not for this thread but I've never smoked marijuana or taken any non prescription drugs
You poor thing.
My body is a temple, that's why I look like a Buddha
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 61
Views: 5423

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Maybe not for this thread but I've never smoked marijuana or taken any non prescription drugs
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 122
Views: 11837

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I think the only real Juvenile film that really touched me was Click
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2096

Re: Cooking

Mine would be a prawn avacado with a seafood sauce ( tomato ketchup and mayonnaise ) paprika, followed by sea Bass with a pea puree and potatoes rosti with a key lime pie for afters with a pistachio ice cream on the side
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

cunts sonnet...sounds like an X rated Shakespeare poem.
Did anyone feel sorry for how the champion was cut off as he Ballard up the second numbers.
He said that he'd written it down.....maybe he's a doctor and couldn't read his own writing
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19

As no one has done one for the 5th, I will put this here.
The second numbers game was cringy, I think Nick was harsh and then stopped short of suggesting the chap may be cheating.He probably was having a senior moment
Please move this to Mondays spoiler if any of you can
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

If you enjoy Sci Fi there are two new shows that are very good Altered Carbon, a cyber punk nourish series with a Blade runner feel to it. Also Counterpart, a parallel universe spy drama with the brilliant J D Simmons playing two roles. The former is on Netflix so you can binge watch it....as I am a...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I can recommend all three I would watch Black Mirror next unless you don't like dystopian anthologies
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 151
Views: 12912

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

On a similar culinary note. I've only recently found out when you cook a steak the redness oozing out is not blood it's myoglobin, found in muscle tissue
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Black Mirror season 4: Only watched the first episode so far and thought it looked like it'd be shit but NOPE, it's excellent. looking forward to the rest of the series now even though I've seen mixed reviews. I loved every second of the entire thing. Don't get what the mixed reviews are about. I'l...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 112
Views: 20379

Re: Countdowners in the news

Having suffered on and off for years I can say that 'outsiders' can have no way of what's going on inside your head it's like drowning in treacle when everyone else thinks you are wading in water and you don't have the gumption to let people know. In my lowest days I wanted to die but was too much o...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Season 4 of Black Mirror is awesome so far ( on Episode 4 ) Hang the DJ being the best, almost a companion piece to San Juipiero.
Arkangel being the weakest but still miles better than most things I've watched in recent months.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Probably won't interest many but....
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Probably won't interest many but....

The quality of music and lyrics in general are awful at the moment. But as I grew up in the sixties I'm kind of entitled to say that.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Probably won't interest many but....
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Probably won't interest many but....

The best singer is the youngster.
To be fair the singing by all of them is not a problem it's the songs that are dire.
Although tbf. Ed Sheeran could compose and sing one and we still wouldn't win
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 84
Views: 11476

Re: Favourite board game

Bumped this to create (hopefully) some debate.
Would you be more inclined to play Scrabble more if the consonants and vowels were in seperating bags ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Letter distribution

How many variations of a nine letter word are there without any repeat letters ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 3079

Re: Letter distribution

Bumping this cos I can't create a new one.
If the first three rounds ( i.e.first 27 tiles ) where from a pool of the 26 letters of the alphabet plus an additional A what would be the best distribution for maximum points ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Still Watching Black Mirror from start to finish.
Current Favourite is Playtest although I'm still only half way through season 3.....worst one is easily that Waldo Moment.....you could tell it was a rejected idea from Nathan Barley but it was still worth watching though
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 151
Views: 12912

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That the Bob Marley song Three Little Birds is the song I always thought was called Don't Worry
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Started watching Black Mirror, albeit out of sequence.
Favourite so far is San Junipero inspite of the unusual ending for a Black Mirror episode
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:41 am
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am
Anyone else watching Inside No 9.
It just gets better and better
Yes, but I'd disagree that it just gets better and better.
Well to qualify my statement, I think Season 4 is getting better and better.
I know the 12 days of Christine from Season 2 is the best ever episode.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Anyone else watching Inside No 9.
It just gets better and better
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 122
Views: 11837

Re: What films have you watched lately?

James Robinson wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Saw Darkest Hour on Friday. Brilliant display of "British Bulldog" spirit, plus how they got all those prosthetics on to make Gary Oldman look like Churchill was amazing :!: :!: :!:
I agree , apart from the tube train scene it was superb
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 122
Views: 11837

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Downsizing, in spite of the mauling by the critics.
I really enjoyed it,it was well thought out and I thought the Thai actress playing the Vietemise girl was a breath of fresh air.
Also just seen the Shape of Water. Very good retelling of beauty and the beast.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 462
Views: 39762

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

After some research at the library....no I'm shitting you, Google.
If you are a Baron then you can use the Lord whatever name preceded by your Christian name if you so wish
Like Alan Lord Sugar
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 462
Views: 39762

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Why do people call Alfred Tennyson "Alfred Lord Tennyson" like it's his middle name? No other Lord in history is referred to like this.
Poetic licence maybe
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 122
Views: 11837

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Probably the best film with a crap title I've ever seen
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Leak...
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: The Leak...

Maybe a better story is to leak the success of Apterites on countdown over the last 10 years or more
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 184
Views: 13634

Re: Music

Well I think airplay can have an effect. I hated virtually every song that came out in the noughties, but didn't listen to the radio regularly then. But I do like the odd song in the last five years or so but as I listen to the radio in my job some songs are like earworms. Clean Bandit songs are the...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 184
Views: 13634

Re: Music

I think popular music started going downhill in the mid nineties an it is steadily getting worse.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Also watching the Crown season two.
Favourite episodes are Beryl (when Maggie met Tony ) a tour de force by Vanessa Kirby, and Episode 9 the Gordunston one
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Deathwatch 2018

The best solution is bookies odds.
But I don't think you can bet on such things
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Queen Elizabeth II I genuinely think she'll still be around if you're doing this in 2028. Ain't a chance she's going soon the amount of care she gets - she can still ride a horse for god's sake. A lot of my list is based more on hope than expectation. Got me thinking.....based on a wish list my wis...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Mark James wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Mark James wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:21 pm

Queen Elizabeth II
I genuinely think she'll still be around if you're doing this in 2028. Ain't a chance she's going soon the amount of care she gets - she can still ride a horse for god's sake.
A lot of my list is based more on hope than expectation.
What's wrong with Mel Brooks ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 24269

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Only a suggestion and it's not as if I'm picking people already at death's door
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: Deathwatch 2018

I also think points deduction for those already seriously ill.
Leah Bracknell is a shoe in
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 24269

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I am listing my 10 names for 2018 also requesting all lists to not have duplicates of others. 1. James Bolam 2. Pele 3. Nigel Lawson 4. Sir Ian McKellen 5. Dame Maggie Smith 6. William Roche 7. Donald Trump 8. Prince Philip 9. Jimmy Tarbuck 10. Ken Dodd. Obviously this needs to be moved to correct n...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 24269

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Are we gonna rollover until they all rollover or make a fresh list ?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 24269

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Not long now for the final table
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 40161

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Not nearly as irritating as people who wear low riders
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 61
Views: 5423

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Read a map without turning it upside down for return journeys
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sports Personality Of The Year 2015.
Replies: 27
Views: 1963

Re: Sports Personality Of The Year 2015.

He is certainly our favourite drugs cheat, allegedly. I see Froome was 6th.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I must hire a proof reader
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19804

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The A word is an excellent Dramedy.....and the Detectors is a very pleasant comedy with a plot
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 24269

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Yeah.....been off the telly a long time and kinda forgot how he spelled his name.
Did like the Great Egg Race though
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 24269

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Heinz Wolfe has passed away
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 24269

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Rip Keith Chegwin.
Cheggers plays pops his clogs
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

I know pigeonholing genders is frowned upon in the 21st century but in my experience, women are far more likely to embrace Christmas early and are usually better at putting the tree deccies up.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Perhaps I am just being nit-picky at this issue, it particularly p**sed me off when Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby told a viewer that they had won "Β£1000 for Christmas" and wished her a Happy Christmas on This Morning today. I'm not a humbug and come December I'll be fine with such things be...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 40161

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who still have their profile picture with the tricolour, from the I'm Charlie Hebdo terrorism
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 40161

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who still have their profile picture with the tricolour, from the I'm Charlie Hebdo terrorism