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by Marc Meakin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8346

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

To an Estonian at least.
Saying twelve months in Estonian is funny
by Marc Meakin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: "What is COLIN?" and other questions
Replies: 33
Views: 10424

Re: "What is COLIN?" and other questions

Putting this here because.......Yadda yadda yadda...
Has anyone thought of arranging a countdown world championship.
Would anyone from overseas come?
Would Octochamps have an automatic seeding?
Where would a suitable venue be ?

Thoughts anyone ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

William G Stewart has died
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:18 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am
I won't copy and paste above but will answer in order
You should have the questions by your answers!
Too hard to do on my phone with my eyes, I can barely find a comma
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

Mark James wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am
Acting in films or a Pilot
Why just a pilot, not an entire series?
Forgot the comma
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

A non-mover at number 3: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants. The introduction sounds like someone projectile vomiting and it goes downhill from there. Up from last week's 4 to this week's 2: Party Fears Two by The Associates. Great hook but the worst lead vocal of any UK chart single, ever. And s...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Yes, it does need a new thread. Can someone else other than me please say "Meakin should be allowed to make threads again now" please? FFS
Maybe I should open a new account
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire

I won't copy and paste above but will answer in order Axolotl and Qibla, both Scrabble favourites Gusset or scrotum Genuine acts of altruism Open acts of charity.......ever since Saville ive been distrustful of publicity seeking charitable deeds Cuntbubble or cockwomble A baby's chuckle Probably cry...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8346

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The theme tune to Points of View is When I'm 64....because of the lyric.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 1733

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

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Charlie Reams wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Ice skating. Why is everyone else so good at this suddenly?
I am deathly afraid of ice-skating :oops:
Is it the fear of falling over and someone running over your fingers.

Seventies joke alert.....Ice skating is a good place to pick up women
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Probably needs its own thread, but on a similar theme : Noises you can't stand.
1) The headphone alarm at work (John Lewis )
2) Cats crying at 2am
3) sloppy kisses by others in public
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Ironically it's Turn Your Radio On by Ray Stevens
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 65771

Re: Best ever contestants

Graeme Cole wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm
It can take years of studying CSW in order to win the WSC.
I studied the ODE for ages. Where's my Duke of Edinburgh award?
Presumably, it must take some skill to unlearn words from one dictionary before studying a new one
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 1733

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

I fall in the middle. I don't mind keeping it in the house for people (same with coffee), but if you want a hot drink you make it yourself. This must be a generational thing. If you are a guest in my house I would expect to make my guests their beverage. If I had to make my own drink then unless th...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 1733

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 pm
Pot down the cushion. Ever.
I could do this all the time on my table at home, as long as it was the one that was on the slope :D
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 65771

Re: Best ever contestants

It can take years of studying CSW in order to win the WSC.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 481
Views: 65771

Re: Best ever contestants

Favourite was Jeffrey Handsford..
Best player I watched was Craig Beevers.
It's a shame he never entered the CoC....though he had a good excuse as he was studying to win the WSC, which he duly did
by Marc Meakin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 1733

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

After some further consideration here are some more
1) wink
2) juggle, even two balls
3) be sympathetic when someone is ill (terminally ill people are different)
4) enjoy wine
5) skip with a rope
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 51
Views: 1733

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

1) Swim
2) Enjoy Game of Thrones
3) Read an Ordnance Survey Map
4) Speak a foreign Language
5) Play a musical instrument
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8346

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Well Sandi Toksvig is reason enough.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8346

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

At the risk of incurring the wrath of Mr Corby, I've only just realise the cracking sound made by a whipcrack is caused by a small sonic boom.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8346

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

You only need a maximum of four colours to make a political map of the world without any adjacent countries having the same colour
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 7638

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Feel free to start a proper thread but isn't it time we had a top tips thread, either serious ones or Via like ones.
Here are a couple : Get your partner pregnant over the next few weeks to time your paternity leave with the World Cup.

Toothpaste makes a good filler for walls before painting.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Was he the Primate of all Ireland.
I thought that was some kind of Chimp
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 9440

Re: Favourite board game

There were several reasons why that was the case. It was switched to Nottingham from Qatar at short notice meaning a lot of players, particularly from Africa and Asia could not obtain visas also the BMSC is taking place this weekend and many people had already booked. It would have been much less if...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 9440

Re: Favourite board game

Had a thoroughly good time at the World Scrabble Championships. I came 66th (out of 77). Couldn't believe the standard of Scrabble from all the kids from Pakistan, their word knowledge was phenomenal, probably because Scrabble is on the National Curriculum in Pakistan. My only claim to fame was I be...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

That's a shame as it was a classic.
Not the awful Eddie Murphy remake.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Professor Frink from The Simpsons was based on him.
The Nutty Professor and the many films with Dean Martin.
Also in the King of Comedy and a very underrated film called Funny Bones
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 9440

Re: Favourite board game

Off to the Scrabble World Championship in Nottingham.
Needless to say it is an open event.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Jerry Lewis has passed away RIP.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Brucie you hung on for a long time.
If he meets Yoda in heaven,how would they greet each other?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 16
Views: 2504

Re: Best 9 of all time

SLEEPSUIT by Chris Davies .
Thinking about it,it was probably a conundrum
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

The legend that is Glen Campbell had died
Mark Deeks may be pleased though
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 110
Views: 5242

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Just watched Icarus on Netflix , gripping documentary on doping.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Robert Hardy (Siegfried ) and Hywell Bennet (Shelly ) have both died today
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 90
Views: 6938

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Very good. The right ending even though I wasn't sure exactly why Max made his choice....maybe it was a B.O thing
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 197
Views: 11017

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Project Runway: Season 7 had some great clothes and eased me into the show, but Season 8 is so much better so far - better editing, more interesting designers, more drama. Don't particularly care for any of the judges although the criticisms can be glorious, but Tim Gunn is wonderful and I'd love h...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8346

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That Sam Shepard isn't (or wasn't ) Sam Elliott
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

RIP Sam Shepard.....not immortal after all
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 449
Views: 33950

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Oxford Circus and Cambridge Circus used to confuse American tourists in my bus conductor days. Also pronunciation of place names like Plaistow being Plarstow and Bicester being Bister
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 32439

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Wedges were very hip in the seventies.
I stick to potato wedges now
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died Blimey Marc, you're full of surprises! Never had you down as a Linkin Park fan. Random music fact: they wanted to be called Lincoln Park, but www.lincolnpark.com was taken, so they changed it to Linkin Park. I can't pretend that I ever liked his ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 77
Views: 6427

Re: TENNIS

Federer, GOAT.
message ends
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Oh I forgot Martin Landscape.....I mean Landau of Space 1999 fame
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

George A Romero has died. Although he was carrying a Zombie donor card
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 6187

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:55 pm
Well, I mean you can't even manage one in a row, but you know what I mean.
Well I like to create a bit of excitement in a meh thread.
Either that or I haven't grasped copy and paste on my tablet :D
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
Well there you have it........or maybe you don't.
RIP a true movie critic legend
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 139
Views: 8346

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When you see footage of a skydiver pull the chord on the chute and they appear to go up when actually it's the cameraman still accelerating that makes it seem that way.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 9440

Re: Favourite board game

I've had to bump this as I cannot start topics. The world Scrabble Championship is in Nottingham this year ( was originally meant to be Doha ) It is from the 22nd to the 27th of August and anyone can enter it is only £100 to enter. Could be tempted if I can find a cheap hostel/guesthouse. Details ca...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 6187

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Is that how many points they will get next season :D
by Marc Meakin
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9825

Re: EU Referendum

The bottom line was the whole referendum was flawed.
It should never have been a binary choice
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9825

Re: EU Referendum

Interesting statistic . 13.5% of Brexiters have changed their mind
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 16011

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Not a good year for children's TV legends.
Brian Cant has passed away