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by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Still Watching Black Mirror from start to finish.
Current Favourite is Playtest although I'm still only half way through season 3.....worst one is easily that Waldo Moment.....you could tell it was a rejected idea from Nathan Barley but it was still worth watching though
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 147
Views: 11624

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That the Bob Marley song Three Little Birds is the song I always thought was called Don't Worry
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Started watching Black Mirror, albeit out of sequence.
Favourite so far is San Junipero inspite of the unusual ending for a Black Mirror episode
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:41 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am
Anyone else watching Inside No 9.
It just gets better and better
Yes, but I'd disagree that it just gets better and better.
Well to qualify my statement, I think Season 4 is getting better and better.
I know the 12 days of Christine from Season 2 is the best ever episode.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Anyone else watching Inside No 9.
It just gets better and better
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

James Robinson wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Saw Darkest Hour on Friday. Brilliant display of "British Bulldog" spirit, plus how they got all those prosthetics on to make Gary Oldman look like Churchill was amazing :!: :!: :!:
I agree , apart from the tube train scene it was superb
by Marc Meakin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Downsizing, in spite of the mauling by the critics.
I really enjoyed it,it was well thought out and I thought the Thai actress playing the Vietemise girl was a breath of fresh air.
Also just seen the Shape of Water. Very good retelling of beauty and the beast.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 462
Views: 38563

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

After some research at the library....no I'm shitting you, Google.
If you are a Baron then you can use the Lord whatever name preceded by your Christian name if you so wish
Like Alan Lord Sugar
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 462
Views: 38563

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Why do people call Alfred Tennyson "Alfred Lord Tennyson" like it's his middle name? No other Lord in history is referred to like this.
Poetic licence maybe
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Probably the best film with a crap title I've ever seen
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Leak...
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: The Leak...

Maybe a better story is to leak the success of Apterites on countdown over the last 10 years or more
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 184
Views: 12950

Re: Music

Well I think airplay can have an effect. I hated virtually every song that came out in the noughties, but didn't listen to the radio regularly then. But I do like the odd song in the last five years or so but as I listen to the radio in my job some songs are like earworms. Clean Bandit songs are the...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 184
Views: 12950

Re: Music

I think popular music started going downhill in the mid nineties an it is steadily getting worse.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Also watching the Crown season two.
Favourite episodes are Beryl (when Maggie met Tony ) a tour de force by Vanessa Kirby, and Episode 9 the Gordunston one
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Deathwatch 2018

The best solution is bookies odds.
But I don't think you can bet on such things
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Queen Elizabeth II I genuinely think she'll still be around if you're doing this in 2028. Ain't a chance she's going soon the amount of care she gets - she can still ride a horse for god's sake. A lot of my list is based more on hope than expectation. Got me thinking.....based on a wish list my wis...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Mark James wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Mark James wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:21 pm

Queen Elizabeth II
I genuinely think she'll still be around if you're doing this in 2028. Ain't a chance she's going soon the amount of care she gets - she can still ride a horse for god's sake.
A lot of my list is based more on hope than expectation.
What's wrong with Mel Brooks ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Only a suggestion and it's not as if I'm picking people already at death's door
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Deathwatch 2018

I also think points deduction for those already seriously ill.
Leah Bracknell is a shoe in
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I am listing my 10 names for 2018 also requesting all lists to not have duplicates of others. 1. James Bolam 2. Pele 3. Nigel Lawson 4. Sir Ian McKellen 5. Dame Maggie Smith 6. William Roche 7. Donald Trump 8. Prince Philip 9. Jimmy Tarbuck 10. Ken Dodd. Obviously this needs to be moved to correct n...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Are we gonna rollover until they all rollover or make a fresh list ?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Not long now for the final table
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 38708

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Not nearly as irritating as people who wear low riders
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 55
Views: 4065

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

Read a map without turning it upside down for return journeys
by Marc Meakin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sports Personality Of The Year 2015.
Replies: 27
Views: 1801

Re: Sports Personality Of The Year 2015.

He is certainly our favourite drugs cheat, allegedly. I see Froome was 6th.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I must hire a proof reader
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The A word is an excellent Dramedy.....and the Detectors is a very pleasant comedy with a plot
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Yeah.....been off the telly a long time and kinda forgot how he spelled his name.
Did like the Great Egg Race though
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Heinz Wolfe has passed away
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Rip Keith Chegwin.
Cheggers plays pops his clogs
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

I know pigeonholing genders is frowned upon in the 21st century but in my experience, women are far more likely to embrace Christmas early and are usually better at putting the tree deccies up.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Perhaps I am just being nit-picky at this issue, it particularly p**sed me off when Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby told a viewer that they had won "£1000 for Christmas" and wished her a Happy Christmas on This Morning today. I'm not a humbug and come December I'll be fine with such things be...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 38708

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who still have their profile picture with the tricolour, from the I'm Charlie Hebdo terrorism
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 38708

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who still have their profile picture with the tricolour, from the I'm Charlie Hebdo terrorism
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Or the last week in September if you work in retail
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 156
Views: 28652

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Well a Countdown related question on Tenable.....top ten presenters of Countdown......I managed nine.....No 1 was Carol Vorderman
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched two good films, Marjorie Prime, a cerebral Sci-fi about the human condition, and Mudbound an excellent adaption of the book by Hillary Jordan. Excellent acting all round, could be Netflix first best picture Oscar
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 147
Views: 11624

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Not seen Meet the Parents then ?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:50 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Just a personal view. Can't give up meat due to the smell and taste of bacon.
With that said, some of my favourite meals are vegetarian.
Chick pea and lentil curries and porcini rissotto
You know that bacon is officially carcinogenic don't you?
Source ?
Sauce........brown
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL going forwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: FOCAL going forwards

Sorry to put this in this thread, due to technical issues.
Having just witnessed the first tablet Scrabble tournament, I wondered if Apterous could be used in the same way, albeit a laptop version.
I just wondered if a face to face event would work.
Feel free to put this in the correct thread
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Waitrose seem to have the best range of quality vegetarian products in a high street supermarket. The Higgidy range is good and their newest chicken tikka masala is the best meat substitute curry I've tasted. My father in law has recently been diagnosed with gout so he can't eat most meats so whenev...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Not a problem , I did go on a vegetarian diet to lose weight many years ago.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Just a personal view. Can't give up meat due to the smell and taste of bacon.
With that said, some of my favourite meals are vegetarian.
Chick pea and lentil curries and porcini rissotto
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Fats Domino has just passed away......am I the only one who thought he died years ago ?
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 32612

Re: Politics in General

Everyone is going crazy about Clive Lewis' comments, but a more extreme approach should be taken when considering the position of Sheffield Labour MP Jared O'Mara, I think even though the comments were made 13 years ago, they really were extreme for a modern day politician. I personally think that ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 32612

Re: Politics in General

Whenever a story like this breaks, we always get the Twitter is outraged line.
When isn't Twitter outraged
by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Very sad waste of a life........although I am probably making assumptions it was alcohol related
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watching the Orville, a cross between Star Trek and Galaxy Quest, not too bad so far. More of a homage than a piss take
by Marc Meakin
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 237
Views: 17063

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I think it looked dated in the nineties, only Richard O'Briens charisma made it watchable.
It just looks like a gameshow made by six formers.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the pub
Replies: 24
Views: 4050

Re: Countdown in the pub

That's ridiculous, 8.30 is far too early
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

We shall have to agree to disagree.
I thought, plotwise, it was one the most inventive and least derivative films of the last ten years.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

From anyone else I would be upset but your film knowledge is crap at best.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

The ending is fine.
The concept of an ambiguous or unclear denouement is always a good talking point for the end of a movie.
Inception being one that springs to mind
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (2nd attempt)
Managed an hour this time.
Not rating it on that basis.
It's a lot easier to digest than the book.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 111
Views: 10201

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Blade Runner 2049.
Visually stunning and a very good sequel
Hope I'm around for the next one.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

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by Marc Meakin
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Tom Petty has died.
Heartbroken.
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 23207

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Liz Dawn has passed away
by Marc Meakin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 147
Views: 11624

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

To an Estonian at least.
Saying twelve months in Estonian is funny