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by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Music Covers

What are people's least favourite covers? One of those rubbish bands like Fall Out Boy or Panic at the Disco, I can never remember which one, did a horrible cover of Michael Jackson's Beat It. That would up there for me. Boyzone/Ronan Keating have made a career out of doing cover versions, each one...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Music Covers

Worst Covers , for me include Tom Jones's version of Kiss , The Pet Shop Version of Always on My Mind ( to be honest nothing comes close to Willie Nelson's version ) , Guns and Roses murdering Live and Let Die also pissed me off. Notable covers I've recently discovered included Radiohead's cover of ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Music Covers

I guess most of his songs work best as poetry.
Paul Simon is my favourite folk artist both lyrically and musically.
My favourite Dylan cover is A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall by Roxy Music.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Music Covers

I wouldn't go so far to say it's better than the original but I always liked the metal version of Depeche Mode's Everything Counts by In Flames. Pretty much every cover of a Bob Dylan song is better than the original. That's because Dylan, bless him, can't sing. Granted, though, as a songwriter he'...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Music Covers

Sorry if it's been done before . I was listening to Colin Murray's Blood on the Tracks. (Worth a listen on the radio iPlayer ) One of the questions was name a Cover ,better than the original. Johnny Cash's Hurt springs to mind as does Joe Cocker's raw version of A Little Help from my Friends But I w...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 163
Views: 15964

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Martin Hurst wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:58 pm
"Brunch" is a replacement for breakfast and lunch, not in addition to breakfast and lunch.
Linner never really caught on nor Tupper
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 475
Views: 44472

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:33 am
When you walk on gravel or pavements or something a bit painful in bare feet, why do you move your arms more?
I'm guessing it's a balance reflex
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Stand-up comedy

With all that whipping and cruelty, no wonder they have a long face
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Stand-up comedy

I too found Richard Prior to be not that funny I much prefer Robin Williams stand up. Don't take much notice of Comedians recommendations as they are a bit hit and miss ( similar with Authors that do the same ) I prefer word of mouth from friends. Also I've seldom seen a female comic that consistent...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is the Grand National cruel to horses
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Is the Grand National cruel to horses

What about other equestrian events then ?
Or is all sport involving animals cruel because they are not doing it willingly ( in spite of my apparent nativity about my riderless horse argument ) ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is the Grand National cruel to horses
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Is the Grand National cruel to horses

Had a heated debate with my student daughter about animal cruelty. We agreed on most things especially how bad animals are treated in China. But when she spouted that the Grand National was cruel to horses, I countered with the argument that many horses that have unseated their jockeys still gladly ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Stand-up comedy

Stewart Francis can make me howl occasionally. I do still agree with the general phenomenon that it's harder to be blown away by a constant barrage of one-liner jokes, but he can really make me laugh. Tim Vine, just... no tbh. I think it must be something about that family, cos Jeremy does my fucki...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marmite people.
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Marmite people.

Am I allowed to say that Gary Glitter was one of the best concerts I ever went to? [/quote Well you can't erase history ( although the BBC are giving it a go ). You can hate the man but like his Art. Woody Allen and Roman Polanski spring to mind I love Kevin Spacey's acting and who didn't love watc...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Netflix reboots
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Netflix reboots

How about coming up with new stuff? Nothing wrong with new stuff, if it's original like Counterpart. It might be an age thing but some of the best stuff of days gone by might look good with a modern makeover i.e. using technology to improve its look. A bit like the brilliant 8 bit computer games th...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Netflix reboots
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Netflix reboots

I was thinking Utopia would have been a good reboot set in America, then I read David Fincher was all set to make it for Netflix but he asked for too big a budget. Shame, as it was one of my favourite channel 4 box sets ever
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marmite people.
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Marmite people.

After Zarte's comment about Tim Vine, it got me thinking about Celebs and shows who you like that most people don't and vice versa. For example, I think Harry Hill is hilarious but a lot of people I know don't find him funny. Similarly I can't abide Keith Lemon and yet I thought Bo Selecta was hilar...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Stand-up comedy

Genuinely don't understand how anyone enjoys Tim Vine... That's my only real noteworthy thought on this thread. Just that. End of anecdote 🙂 I think there are two main types of stand ups, joke tellers and story tellers. I think now Ken Dodds dead, Time Vine can take the reigns of king of the one li...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Netflix reboots
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Netflix reboots

I see Netflix has rebooted Lost in Space and was wondering about over shows that could do with being remade.
Like Catweazel or Worzel Gummidge or maybe Blake's 7.
Do you have any shows that you would like to see redone ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 4390

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

The best play that I've seen on film is Man of Earth.
Its not technically a play but it is mainly in one room.
Its a cerebral Sci Fi. Its worth checking out but not the pointless sequel Holocene
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 4390

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Continuing a voyage around live entertainment. What's your favourite poet or ventriloquist 😁 ......no but seriously. What's your favourite play or live musical. My favourite play is Glengarry Glenross although I did enjoy Death of a Salesman. I've seen Les Miserables countless times ( my daughters w...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Stand-up comedy

Tim Minchin and Bill Bailey are probably the best musical comics.
Of course back in the day Jasper Carrott wasn't too bad.

Another comic good at the one liners is Stu Francis ( the Canadian, not the British one )
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 721

Re: Stand-up comedy

Sean Locke is less funny at stand up since he has been on panel shows.
People like Milton Jones is still good live but he limits his panel show appearances.
I think some people have funny bones and consistently make me laugh like Johnny Vegas or Bill Bailey.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 4390

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

I am of the belief that funny is funny regardless of background. Jimmy Carr is not my favourite person but he can still make me laugh. The only other panel show comics I like are Sean Locke and Milton Jones. Some of the funniest stand up routines are by people playing characters like Paul Calf and C...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 4390

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

I only mentioned Ricky Gervais because he must have seen Stewart Lee a few times as he seems to be nicking his style. There are very few comedians I've seen that I can say I don't like. Michael McIntyre, for instance can be quite funny as can Peter Kay. I don't mind a bit of Harry Hill (Btw the firs...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 4390

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Seinfeld is a genius.
I forgot to mention Stewart Lee, he is great.
Ricky Gervais must like him too.
Will check out Norm McDonald over the weekend.

Also remember seeing Bob Monkhouse when I was a teenager and he was excellent.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6493

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Aaron Ramsay has just scored, watch this space ......
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 4390

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Want to start a thread (apologies if one has been started previously ) about comedy gigs either live or on DVD/Netflix etc. Just watched James Acaster's Repertoire on Netflix, very clever and funny in parts. Favourite live comedian I have seen is Frank Skinner Favourite DVD was of Robin Williams. Wo...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 127
Views: 14167

Re: What films have you watched lately?

A Quiet Place.
Brilliant use of sound and silence to create tension.
I urge you to see it.
But don't take any noisy snacks or sit near anyone eating them
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6493

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Mark James wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:54 am
Aaron Ramsey strikes again.
I believe that's 16 now.
I think there's a Ramsaycurse# on the twattersphere
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6493

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:56 am
Genuinely gutted.
He was a legend
I meant Eric Bristow, although Isao Takahata will be missed too
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6493

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Genuinely gutted.
He was a legend
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

We have watched episode 1 which we enjoyed, though it's not always totally easy to pick up the thick dialogue. Will get round to more but haven't done in the past month for some reason. Recently we busted through 11.22.63 which had your typical Stephen King plotholes in it but we still enjoyed and ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Also don't forget to watch the Film version.
It was made in 2016 and is set in 2007 .
Still very funny although I recommend you watch the series first
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finished watching The Young Offenders. Cant praise it highly enough. Cant remember the last time a series has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby so much. I urge you to watch it. Cant wait for a second series. This. The full series is on iPlayer for at least another couple of months so do yo...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6493

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Bill Maynard should be in this thread too.

Also, Winnie Mandela.
He is in the 2017 one
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 48
Views: 4166

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Sue Sanders, Phil Makepeace.for an aborted Eggheads audition......can't remember who didn't show up.
Oliver Garner at various Scrabble Tournaments, ditto Ben Wilson.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finished watching The Young Offenders.
Cant praise it highly enough.
Cant remember the last time a series has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby so much.
I urge you to watch it.
Cant wait for a second series.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 27388

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Bill Maynard RIP.
Think that's one of Gevins
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

Musical firsts.
First single bought : Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell.I think it was 1970 ( pocket money saved up, I was seven )
First album bought. Rumours By Fleetwood Mac. 1977 I think
First Gig : Queen at Milton Keynes Bowl 1983
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 43940

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who treat Easter like Christmas with Trees and Baubles.
John Lewis have sold loads.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

Penny Lane by the Beatles
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Kinda pissed off to find out LIMEWATER isn't valid in R7. I was so sure of it that I didn't even bother checking it. :oops:
I think LIMEWATERS is a Scrabble word
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)

I also cocked up as I was trying to make 39 * 10
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

We will just have to use word of mouth to get people to watch it . Although I would recommend not watching episode two whilst eating your dinner :) like I did. Hopefully, Netflix will buy it and promote it properly. Btw the 2016 film version of The Young Offenders is on Netflix, so I will be watchin...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders. Just watched the first three episodes. Fucking hilarious , and moving at times, although it took me a w...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 475
Views: 44472

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Types of Supers : Supervisor , Superman, Superintendent, and my favourite, Supertramp
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2155

Re: How much do you weigh?

I even take my Fitbit and glasses off
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2155

Re: How much do you weigh?

I thought it was in reference to a c4c legend
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2155

Re: How much do you weigh?

Dare I ask what's an R ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2155

Re: How much do you weigh?

Still waiting for some of the big guns to post on this thread
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I did like 3am and the crazy Tammy Wynette song, Justified and Ancient
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2155

Re: How much do you weigh?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Looks like I'm the unbeaten champion, unless someone can top it. Bet you can't. 8-)
I'm denser than you though, I'm only 5 foot 6
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6493

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Katie Boyle of Eurovision fame has passed away aged 91.
Came as a shock as I thought she died years ago
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it. Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James. If you are, stick with it, it's m...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 283
Views: 25047

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it. Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James. If you are, stick with it, it's m...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2155

Re: How much do you weigh?

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 pm
I genuinely don't know. Is that weird?
But also wonderful as you don't know or probably care if you are overweight/underweight
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 2155

Re: How much do you weigh?

Bit of a sore point as I've had a week's holiday in Wales on a walking holiday. Turned my ankle on the first day and done fuck all but eat so I'm catching Mark up at 16 stone 8.
Diet has started in earnest today
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7315

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.
Only a problem if you want a career in the circus.
Fwiw I can't ride a unicycle nor juggle
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 7315

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

Blow up balloons. Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ? Asthmatic, but that's not why. I just can't seem to get the air to actually go into the balloon. What any balloon or just those long skinny ones that balloon artistes use. Btw those guys/gals should be in the people you shouldnt trust list Whenev...