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by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 136
Views: 18174

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Well at least it's made by the same director
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: World Cup 2018

Well I know it's early days but I'm looking forward to maybe seeing Brazil play Germany in the round of 16 and England to play the winners 😁
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11638

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Leslie Grantham ( Dirty Den )
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2379

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Elliott Mellor wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:53 am
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:43 pm

I meant the joke. I was asking mark desks if he was joking when he said those names and you said yup
When I said I mean none of them, I meant none of them had been on. The people mark mentioned
What a startling revelation. Also, who is Mark Desks?
A classroom graffiti artist
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I can highly recommend Barry.
It's on Sky Atlantic .
You can download the box set
Very dark very funny.
Bill Harder is brilliant.
Henry Winkler is hilarious.
Watch it.
You won't be disappointed.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 666

World Cup 2018

This is the most open tournament in years. I have probably been spinning this line for 20 years or more but I can't see a clear favourite. On paper I would say France have the best squad. Belgium are a team of individuals but maybe they might get lucky. I think Spain are past their best, ditto Germa...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

A Very English Scandal. Just outstanding in every way - writing, acting, direction, all superb. And for those of us old enough to remember the Thorpe trial and the sensation it caused, the blackly farcical tone is spot-on. Just seen the first episode, and surely I can't be the only one thinking "Ju...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished Manhunt:Unabomber on Netflix and really enjoyed it, Without giving too much away, they caught him with the help of linguistics. I never knew the origin of the phrase "To have your cake and eat it"..... Very good. The acting from the main characters was excellent. I also recommend the ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Richard Osman's House of Games
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Richard Osman's House of Games

Defo better quality this week, guestwise
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just watched the first episode of Get Shorty.
Very good can recommend it.
Chris O Dowd is very good as the lead.
And you can binge watch all ten episodes on Sky
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

A Very English Scandal. It was good , though maybe they could have condensed it into a 2 hour film. What would be the point of that? When TV's this good you want more of it, not less. But as it happens the story divided very logically into three - the affair and its aftermath, the murder plot, and ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11638

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Peter Stringfellow
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11638

Re: Deathwatch 2018

And Glyn Edwards
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

A Very English Scandal. Just outstanding in every way - writing, acting, direction, all superb. And for those of us old enough to remember the Thorpe trial and the sensation it caused, the blackly farcical tone is spot-on. It was good , though maybe they could have condensed it into a 2 hour film. ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1054

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

How does altering the surface area of the cheese give it more flavour? I posit that this is entirely a product of your imagination. http://qi.com/infocloud/cheese Even if true, I don't care. As a snack I'll quite often cut myself a thick slice off a slab of extra mature cheddar and eat it with noth...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1054

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

Or cheese in a can.
Going back to sandwiches.
I don't like butter on a bacon or sausage sandwich.
There is enough fat from the bacon/ sausage.
Also cannot understand people who eat soup with buttered bread or rolls.
Although I readily admit to dunking my bread in.
Yes I was dragged up
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Two Reynolds suggestions we picked up from here. Young Offenders was ok, kind of vaguely fun and with some level of a kind of nostalgic cuteness to it, but hasn't impressed that much. Didn't really seem like a Reynolds pick even (which made me wonder if I was missing something). But then Detectoris...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 42
Views: 4522

Re: COC timeline

All depends what the producer and that decide to do. If that is true it's a disappointing state of play. I would argue that the programme and its legacy trumps the whims of any current production set-up, or at least it should. It makes little sense to put blame on Apterous for the trend of C4 hosti...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Richard Osman's House of Games
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Richard Osman's House of Games

My favourite is the Karaoke round.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Richard Osman's House of Games
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Richard Osman's House of Games

I can highly recommend this.
On BBC 2 at 6pm.
4 celebs answer various formatted questions.
Very enjoyable.
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 25, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Hard Ball
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Hard Ball

I have been watching Hardball on the BBC weekdays at 4.30 and I have to say it's rather good.
Any quiz show with a high question output works for me.
Anyone else watching it ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Sweyn Kikness gets my vote as best contestant name ever
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 22, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

I think most word games would rather do without islamophobes AND cheats, it's not like they need to choose whichever is worse and only remove one lot. From what I remember of Beevers on here, something tells me his efforts to out a cheat would have served some personal gain rather than been purely ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 22, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

He does have the right to post any shit he likes - well, sorta - but they also have a right to not want to be associated with a person who does that. Valid point but to put it into context One man shakes the ABSP tree from within to out a virtual cover up of a cheat Then gets chucked out of same co...
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 22, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

A bit off topic, but I found myself looking into Scrabble stuff - Craig Beevers appears to be the only world champion not to have his own Wikipedia article . He hasn't got one for being chucked out the ABSP for his , shall we say, colourful opinions on HIS own Facebook page. More details please! Th...
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Mon May 21, 2018 4:41 pm
A bit off topic, but I found myself looking into Scrabble stuff - Craig Beevers appears to be the only world champion not to have his own Wikipedia article.
He hasn't got one for being chucked out the ABSP for his , shall we say, colourful opinions on HIS own Facebook page.
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

He got caught cheating last year and has been banned for two years and had to give trophies back but not prize money AFAIK. I believe he repeatedly overdrew tiles and palmed or cherry picked them. I think it made the newspapers. Probably not the Times though. He hasn't admitted guilt nor apologised....
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

David Williams wrote: ↑
Sun May 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote: ↑
Sun May 20, 2018 8:39 am
Anyone know the whereabouts of Paul Gallen
He writes a weekly Scrabble column for The Times.
Took over from Allan (cheat ) Simmons
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO SCRA ?
Replies: 0
Views: 494

CO SCRA ?

Just wanted to put some feelers out for a joint Co event with elements of Scrabble or even a light hearted team challenge. With conventional countdown games countdown games using OSW 15. Conventional Scrabble games using OED and some using OSW 15. Culminating in a Scrabble Countdown hybrid where you...
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Sat May 19, 2018 5:36 am
Also forumites like Zeff , Sue Sanders, Mr Hargreaves,
Also various flouncers, too many to mention.( plus I've forgotten most of their names )
I did meet Zeff at a Scrabble tournament in Essex many years ago and it was only because he was an early keyboard warrior in the Scrabble community too
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Sorry I should have put that in quotes.
It's quite possible I may have mixed him up with Derek Hazell
by Marc Meakin
Sun May 20, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

From the rival forum that was created about 7 or 8 years ago during the inner sanctumgate
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 19, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Also forumites like Zeff , Sue Sanders, Mr Hargreaves,
Also various flouncers, too many to mention.( plus I've forgotten most of their names )
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Chris Davies plays in a band
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Fri May 18, 2018 11:23 am
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Fri May 18, 2018 9:01 am
Junaid, Kirk Bevans , Jimmy Gough and Oliver Garner to name a few.
Oliver Garner won CO:LON the other day. Kirk Bevins is refereeing darts games.
I thought Oliver Garner was dabbling in the dark arts ( Scrabble )
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Re: Where are They Now ?

Junaid, Kirk Bevans , Jimmy Gough and Oliver Garner to name a few.
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 18, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2521

Where are They Now ?

I was wondering what some of the memorable Countdown Contestants are doing now like Kai Laddieman, Jeffrey Handsford and Richard Brittain.
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)

Unlucky Curtis.
Should have gone for the 4 large again
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Right gonna pick the top 5 in no particular order
Australia, Israel , Hungary, Netherlands and UK , sympathy vote
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Someone said to me that ABBA were reforming
I assumed they meant they were going to be called BABA or BAAB
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Saraa' Aalto has a great voice
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53538

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Matt Morrison wrote: ↑
Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 pm
is it a branding thing because plum juice sounds like spunk
Nah if that was the case they would also change the name of natural yoghurt
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53538

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why can you get grape juice and raisins also come from grapes but no plum juice. You get plums and dried ones are prunes. Yet you can get prune juice. What? Let me elucidate. Dried grapes are raisins (probably sultanas too ) You can buy grape juice from most supermarkets Dried plums are prunes You ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 21732

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 )
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 21732

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Matt Morrison wrote: ↑
Tue May 08, 2018 9:09 am
True to thread as it doesn't take long thinking about it before you realise how obvious it is, but I think I've always absent-mindedly gone for "vocal chords" instead of "vocal cords".
Vocal Chords are loud trousers πŸ˜€
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

https://youtu.be/2Szy0pPN_c0
Agreed Matt, shit name but ok song
by Marc Meakin
Mon May 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Just heard the UK entrant and it ain't too bad.
Mind you ,Ed Sheeran could perform with Adele and we still wouldn't get in the top ten.
Still gonna watch it.
Might make it interesting this year by running a sweepstake.
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11638

Re: Deathwatch 2018

1981: 1. Prince from England married 2. Liverpool wins the Champions League 3. The pope dies 2005: 1. Prince from England married 2. Liverpool wins the Champions League 3. The pope dies 2018: 1. Prince from England marries 2. Liv awerpool is in the Champions League final Anyone have the Pope on the...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 05, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53538

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why can you get grape juice and raisins also come from grapes but no plum juice.
You get plums and dried ones are prunes.
Yet you can get prune juice.
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Implicit Association Tests

Mark James wrote: ↑
Fri May 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Oh. And I don't mind fat people either.
Horizontally gifted surely πŸ™‚
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 03, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: App.terous
Replies: 3
Views: 947

App.terous

I'm sure this may have been discussed before but is there any chance of a scaled down version of Apterous in App form , or are there copyright issues
I have tried other countdown themed apps and they are crap
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do ?.....
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Why do ?.....

Why do people not even notice any more that the term "dog collar" is actually a joke? People say it without any thought of "I'm making a silly joke here". Though I should point out that Marc used quotes around it. I wasn't sure if it's offensive to the clergy to say dog collar. As I don't have an i...
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do ?.....
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Why do ?.....

Mark Deeks wrote: ↑
Thu May 03, 2018 12:29 pm
I guess it's a bit like always wearing a wedding ring.
Only if you equate matrimony to work.
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 03, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do ?.....
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Why do ?.....

Couldn't think of a better topic heading. But why do priests and vicars insist on wearing their dog collars outside of their place of work. I've seen it on loads of TV shows and panel shows. There was a priest recently who was singing on Britain's Got Talent with his ' dog collar ' on. Why ? I would...
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 02, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37007

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Also don't forget to watch the Film version. [of The Young Offenders] It was made in 2016 and is set in 2007 . Still very funny although I recommend you watch the series first Watched the film last night. It was enjoyable up to a point but the plot ran out of steam towards the end and the minor cha...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 86
Views: 15839

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 ? I quite like this idea tbh. Sort of a mish mash of scrabble and countdown. Would probably prefer them to alter the letters distribution too. I've be...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 28017

Re: Coincidence

I was talking to my work colleagues about immersive cinema experiences and this came on my timeline http://dlsh.it/eJxSOTi
Someone must have read my mind cos I've always thought this idea would be good
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:25 am
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:36 am
Banned Why ???
Surely not death threats .
I think it's a one in/one out situation.
From one MM to another then
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: Mutterings of Matthew Morrison

Banned Why ???
Surely not death threats .
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Book recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Book recommendations

Mark James wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:16 am
I recommend watching the film.
I'm doing that more and more lately, and ironically if the films good I end up reading the book afterwards.
Last time I did that was with Mudbound.
Both are recommended.