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by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Corby is beyond parody
I did mean Corbyn, but if the cap fits :D
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Corby is beyond parody
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I do hope that the working class will not have to turn to the likes of Ukip to be represented.
The Labour party is such a shambles and only a new, new Labour, type shake up can save it.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I think in NI, what happened in the last Assembly Election will continue. Unionism is on the wane here. The Alliance party in particular are nabbing most of the moderate UUP supporters. DUP may grow slightly in their share of the vote, but only because they'll be subsuming the more conservative UUP...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Andy McGurn wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Greg Wilhere
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Angelo Abela
These are nearly as
obscure as some of the people on my famous names list
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 72
Views: 6047

Re: Favourite board game

I played a game of Star Wars Risk recently.
Capturing Tatooine, doesn't have the same enjoyment as capturing Irkutsk, for me
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipeda Article

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Shovell from M People.
I can Imagine lots of members of even greater groups than M People will have members without Wiki pages
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

Eric Monkman,
Graeme Cole
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Maybe we might get the perfect storm of complacent tory voters not bothering to vote and a 99% turn out of labour supporters creating another hung parliament.
Either way we are faced between a cock and a hardface
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Maybe we might get the perfect storm of complacent tory voters not bothering to vote and a 99% turn out of labour supporters creating another hung parliament.
Either way we are faced between a cock and a hardface
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I think Thanet north and South, Rochester and maybe Gillingham in Kent and Clacton, Basildon and Southend could be targeted by UKip along with a few northern Labour marginals. I think labour voters who hate Corbyn may defect. I think the Lib dem turncoats can only get marginal remainer seats if they...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

This election will be the death knell of the Labour Party as we know it. They will go an SDP/LibDem style break up. The Lib Dems may get a few extra seats from the deluded masses who think we can unBrexit. The one trick pony that is the SNP might be in for a shock and Sinn Fein will win enough seats...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Continued Smile Like you mean it, the Killers It started with a Kiss, Hot Chocolate Kiss,Kiss, Holly Vallance Kiss Me, Sixpence none the Richer Me,Myself I , Joan Armatrading I try, Marge Simpson voiced Macy Gray Try Remember, Vince Hill Remember the Time, MJ Time after Time, Cyndi Lauper Time clock...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Here is my attempt at a pop song chain letter
Love Me Do, the Beatles
Do you wanna know a secret, also the Beatles
Secret Smile, Semi sonic
.....tbc
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 25317

Re: Politics in General

Will the Tories get a 100 + majority ?
Can't think of a more depressing future
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Matt Bayfield wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:08 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm
...
Ryan Lawrie, pop singer
Lawrie Lee, author
Lee Newton, comedienne
...
Nice work.

Minor note: I can't find a Lawrie Lee at all. Did you mean Laurie Lee?
I think the homonym and misspelling rule applies :D
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

I might have used Google a little :D
Valid point though,
I might try again with household names rather than obscure American soap stars and Politicians
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

John Collins Collins John John Glenn , astronaut Glenn Murray, footballer Murray Roman , comedian Roman Harper , American footballer Harper Lee, Author Lee Ryan, Blue Ryan Lewis, music producer Lewis Hamilton F1 Hamilton Jordan Jordan Gilbert, shaker Gilbert Stuart, painter Stuart Gordon, screenwrit...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Hold my beer.........Watch this space
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Want to suggest another one, musically related.
Song titles last word to first word i.e. Can't Buy Me Love....Love Me Do....Do ya think I'm sexy, etc
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Yeah, don't be homophonic
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Ok here goes.....I think the rules should be every game starts with John Collins the Collins John Here's mine John Collins ,footballer Collins John footballer John Leslie ,ladies man from Blue Peter Leslie Joseph Birds of a feather Joseph Conrad , Writer Conrad Janis jazz musician Janis Ian singer I...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Having never tried, this feels like something you could do indefinitely. But I bet it's much harder than that.
Is there not a rule about not using a particular name (John) twice?
Or more than one Baseball player :D
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Wow have you done this before.
That's some gauntlet to drop
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Sorry to hijack , what is essentially your thread Ben but as I can't make any new threads i thought i would put it here. I call it name chain, where you start with say Ben Elton the n go to Elton John and continue with , say, John Leslie. I wonder who could make the longest chain. I think all names ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1421

Re: Football grounds you've been to

David Williams wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:33 am
Jack Worsley wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 am
San Siro (AC Milan, Inter Milan and Italian national team) and Stadio Olimpico (Roma, Lazio and Italy)?
Much nearer home.
Maine Road....City and United played there after the war plus maybe, England
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1421

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game. There must be lots of example of three teams having used the same ground over a short period, but the only one which springs to my mind immediately for English professional clubs is Selhurst Par...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1421

Re: Football grounds you've been to

David Williams wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
The Boleyn Ground or Wembley Stadium
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: 81 Questions

Charlie Reams wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:59 pm
Can we have the answers? (I think there's a word missing in Q58.)
Horror?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 34
Views: 1421

Re: Football grounds you've been to

I've been to West Hams old ground about a hundred times, Stamford Bridge around twenty times, Ive been to all the London POremier league grounds at least once, i have been to the old Wembley about a dozen times to watch football and the same amount to watch other sports including Speedway, American ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 9732

Re: Mondegreens

The one that used to get me was the opening line of Big Mouth Strikes Again by the Smiths
Sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said I'd like to smash a greeters in your head
instead of every tooth in your head
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 9732

Re: Mondegreens

That's what happens when you think about it too hard
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Great final especially the bit at the end at Cambridge
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 122
Views: 15893

Re: Only Connect

Easiest walls for a long time.
But well done both teams
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29404

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I think there is more of an a argument against fruit bars and real fruit jellies, as they are more harmful to teeth than chocolate
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 436
Views: 29404

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Adam Gillard wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:20 am
Why do people eat fruit-flavoured sweets?
Because vegetable ones are disgusting
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 184
Views: 7267

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though. Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb... I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 184
Views: 7267

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though. Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb... I've just started watching Seinfeld. Loving it so far and the first ...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: 81 Questions

Fictional cats are one group
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 184
Views: 7267

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

watching Seinfeld yet again...love the first 7 series especially, it did fizzle out a bit when Larry David stopped writing them though.
Favourite episode is either The Contest or The Puffy Shirt
Madly hyped for season 9 of Curb...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 184
Views: 7267

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Also, I recently watched Carnage, a spoof documentary presented by Simon Amstell set in the year 2067 when everyone is vegan and looking back at the time we ate meat (also on the iPlayer).
is it any good ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:01 pm
http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5257 <-- OC thread.
It looks like this is the thread to be
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Or BAFTA winning sit coms
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Ben Wilson wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Question 11. I thought it was easy, but no one's cracked it yet.

Or attempted it, for that matter.
Most popular sit coms of the sixties , seventies, eighties and nineties
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Only Connect, best episode ever.
Well done.
Also a good episode for me, surprisingly got more right
than usual.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5429

Re: Deathwatch 2017

We are nearly a quarter way through the year nearly and still not got one right yet
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Just got the Henry one
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5429

Re: Deathwatch 2017

....
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.
Richard
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Question Nine. This one should be cracked very quickly.
The theatre?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5429

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Anyone pick the scumbag IRA terrorist.
RIH Martin McGuiness
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 4319

Re: Music connection question

Ttbomk, no
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26032

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Euan Slatter wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Pretty much anyone on EastEnders
Especially the fictional ones
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5429

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Did anyone pick David Rockefeller ?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 106
Views: 5429

Re: Deathwatch 2017

The legendary Chuck Berry has died aged 90
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: University Challenge and Only Connect 2016/17

Well done Graham and his team......Good luck in the semis.
Although a little disappointed at your lack of Prince knowledge :D
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 78
Views: 4514

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Get Out.
A very well made modern horror story with Stepford Wives and Rosemarys Baby as its influences.
The director is black which made it less uncomfortable viewing, considering its themes.
Not as good but the best horror I've seen since Don't Breathe
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4990

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

For the sake of pedantry only, it is however tenuous, countdown related.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 140
Views: 4990

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I've just watched a very good horror/ psychological thriller called Get Out.
Very good although I am not ao sure it would have been so well received if it was made by a white director though, given the premise.
Btw this is probably in the wrong thread aswell