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by Marc Meakin
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one word in a film title to make a different film
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Change one word in a film title to make a different film

Saving Ryan's Privates (transposition, rather than insertion ).
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one word in a film title to make a different film
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Change one word in a film title to make a different film

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Yawn
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 54
Views: 2740

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Goodness me I posted this weeks ago and thought it was another turkey.
Ok here's some of mine.
The Slack Panther
The Umpire Strikes Back
Baby Drivel
The Dork Knight
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 34143

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Saying the Chuckle brothers might die is very upsetting idea to me.....to you
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 7
Views: 562

What Degrees do you have

As my daughter had just graduated with a 2:1 in Drama.
I was wondering what you boffins have all got.
I have barely 2 O levels and a City and Guilds in Air conditioning
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: World Cup 2018

Football will be coming home in two years as I have 2020 vision and the final will be at Wembley
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: CO-MSO 2018

I do believe you can play Scrabble too
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: World Cup 2018

Football might not necessarily be coming home but it's definitely checking flight times and prices
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: World Cup 2018

Sorry guys now edited.
Will try to make up for it with a crap book title joke.A brief history of butts by R. Soles
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: World Cup 2018

Phew
We'll bring on the Quarter finals.
Sweden are a difficult nut to crack for England, Saturday could be a long night.
Looking forward to the high calibre games on Friday though
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: World Cup 2018

Felt sad for Japan from a non-footy lover . Their 2 goals were great and thought they were going to cause an upset, but when the Belgium manager made changes it all started to go in Belgium's favour. Refreshing as it is to see Japan going for it in the 93rd minute, they really should have taken a l...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: World Cup 2018

I'm hoping for an all European Final
Hopefully England v France/Belgium but don't rule out the Swiss
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 14122

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Peter Firmin.
Very sad, his programmes were a huge part of my childhood TV viewing
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

There will be spoilers for Han Solo below. Read at own risk Like I said, infinity war and Han Solo are the two latest cinema movies I saw. Avengers infinity war gets a 9.5/10. Possibly a 10/10 Han Solo gets a 4, 5 or 6 out of 10. The six would be for the scene with darth mail. Darth Mail Postman fr...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Hope you watched the Four hour version of Once upon a Time in America and not the US edit. ( Which made the film almost incomprehensible )
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 54
Views: 2740

Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

I will start with Forrest Gimp and Jurassic Pork
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Also watched the first two Beverly Hills Cop movies and Fletch recently. Love the Harold Faltermayer soundtracks. What's everyone's favourite soundtracks? I'm looking for original score only, not just a film with a good collection of already released songs. Might try come up with a top ten list of ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:12 am
I Googled the answer and the most portrayed character in film and television is Sherlock Holmes. What the hell is no 2?
That is the most portrayed LITERARY character.
From a book not from history/mythology/religion
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:49 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:42 pm
I want to say as a clue it's a fictitious character but that may be challenged 😊
Based on the wording, God/Jesus?
Both in the top five
No 1 is an anagram of no 2
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: World Cup 2018

Well 4 more games left until the sharp end.
I am looking forward to watching Belgium and England play who wants to finish second (as it might be more beneficial now Germany are out ).
But ,seriously this world cup is wide open.
I think France, Belgium, Brazil and Maybe England to make the Semis
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:59 pm
I'd go for dracula.
In the top ten , but no
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I want to say as a clue it's a fictitious character but that may be challenged 😊
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 14122

Re: Deathwatch 2018

German World domination of football
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just for fun I posted a film question on another forum and apart from obvious Googlers hardly anyone got it.
Which character has been played the most on screen ( that's film AND TV before you ask ) ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 159
Views: 20869

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: 14
Views: 2615

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: 93
Views: 14122

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: 73
Views: 4387

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: 39784

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: 14
Views: 2615

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: 39784

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: 39784

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: 1328

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: 39784

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: 39784

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: 93
Views: 14122

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Peter Stringfellow
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 14122

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: 39784

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: 1619

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: 1619

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: 39784

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: 56
Views: 6165

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: 1328

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: 1328

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: 564

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: 3302

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: 3302

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: 3302

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: 3302

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: 3302

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: 3302

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: 3302

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: 658

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: 3302

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: 3302

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