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by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Also whilst we are talking toilet habits.
Am I the only one who can take a shit and then after I have wiped and washed my hands, can then immediately take a piss.
Maybe it's an age thing
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

It has been brought to my attention that I rarely go to the toilet. It began when I went to Los Angeles on a work trip and went the entire way from baggage drop-off to baggage reclaim without going for a wee. (Hopefully one day I get sent to Australia and do the same. The idea of going from London ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: The Irish Question

Yes! This!! This is why C o C law exists!!! Championship of Champions? The alignment of Paisley and Adams with Farage made me laugh. Paisley of old (I assume you’re talking about Sr.) obviously used to just spew a lot of hate filled bile, but in his later years, he definitely did a lot to remedy so...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: The Irish Question

No Not taking the piss. But from my understanding he read out a statement , which was filmed , about the case from the BBC website AFTER the Trial had ended and the Jury was considering its verdict. But if this statement is not fact then I will drop the matter. I still feel that there is a general a...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

I average 2.5 just for a no 2.
I usually go for a wee every 3 hours, but I drink a fair bit of coffee
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: The Irish Question

Why should a contempt of court arrest, (which the defendant pleaded guilty to) make the news? Just because the defendant is somewhat famous and backed by a crowd of morons? There's probably loads of contempt of court cases that will never make the news. It was only the protests that made it newswor...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: The Irish Question

I can recommend Cavan as a nice place to visit in Ulster ( one of the three in the Republic ). On a not disimilar theme with regards news reporting, I couldn't believe the virtual news black out of all the protests etc about the Incarceration of slightly right of centre, Tommy Robinson shocked me a...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 17205

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:07 am
Kofi Annan.
That might Ghana some interest
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 17205

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Aretha Franklin. I wonder if she died of a urinary tract infection.
Show a little RESPECT
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: The Irish Question

On a not disimilar theme with regards news reporting, I couldn't believe the virtual news black out of all the protests etc about the Incarceration of slightly right of centre, Tommy Robinson shocked me as I remember when the Soviet Union and China suppressed news coverage I thought the people of t...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: The Irish Question

I can recommend Cavan as a nice place to visit in Ulster ( one of the three in the Republic ). On a not disimilar theme with regards news reporting, I couldn't believe the virtual news black out of all the protests etc about the Incarceration of slightly right of centre, Tommy Robinson shocked me as...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

I reckon you'd have no trouble finding a good home when you go to the CofCs....looking at your first round opponent maybe offer it as a bribe 😁
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 2655

Re: What Degrees do you have

I guess back in the day ( using this sentence officially means I'm old ) Reading books was the only way to get information , and entertain yourself on long journeys. I stopped reading books with the advent of the portable DVD player and the Audio book (on my Walkman ). Now I only read a book if some...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble

I was at that Tourney too, I was going to introduce myself but never found the opportunity . I think the die hard Scrabbler don't embrace change easily. Look at the furore over the introduction of tablet Scrabble. I'm going to a tablet tournament in London in September, though it's a early-ish start...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Erosion of Manners
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: The Erosion of Manners

It's not even about youngsters tbh its people generally.
I was trying to establish if queuing and letting people off first was an English thing.
Even the custom of keeping left in corridors etc doesn't happen anymore and I must stress this only in London
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble

I thought I would try and find out why forumites , mostly, don't play competitive Scrabble. I have been playing Tournament Scrabble for around twenty years. Recently I have noticed that really have not been attracting new, younger players. Is it because playing on Facebook meets your needs. Or simpl...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:15 am
Most recreational basketball is outdoors for facilities reasons, in all countries. The wind makes such an impact on shooting that the pro game is played inside, though.
Is that due to the diet.
Sorry couldn't resist
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Erosion of Manners
Replies: 3
Views: 596

The Erosion of Manners

Is it just me (I'm in my mid fifties ) or has basic manners like please and thank you, saying sorry when you bump into someone, letting passengers get off the train first. Even queuing is a dying art. Especially in London. Now London, especially East London is about as diverse and cosmopolitan as yo...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Probably the lack of a jumpers for goal posts element , as mentioned earlier is a big thing.
I personally would be more inclined to go watch if it was an outdoor game I've been walking my dog in the park and watched a few games
by Marc Meakin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I would like to know the percentage of 6 foot 7 plus people living in the UK.
I suspect that answer will explain the lack of participation.
But never give up as it has taken decades for America to accept soccer as a viable sport and I suspect come 2026 they may come close to winning the darn thing.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

What about smaller hoops.
They made the pockets smaller in snooker.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Is it big in Japan ?
That was a serious question btw and not a pop song reference.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I think there are some sports that are quintessentially American like Baseball that , if it was ever gonna take off globally would have by now We dabble in American football and Basketball and to a lesser extent Ice Hockey but I think they are only going to be massive in North America. It's part of ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

- Culture-wise, basketball shits on football, and indeed all sports. The NBA is extremely good at this. How do you mean 'culture-wise', and what in that respect does basketball do better? The NBA is cool. It has dominant market share in fashion, music and culture. To massively oversimplify this and...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

At the risk of making the OP feel a bit shat on Just to add to this - who else here does a job whereby people, after asking what you do, you have to (a) explain it for ages, and then (b) have people say it's cool, but then at the same time (c) have the same people tell you they don't like it? Happe...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 17205

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Tom S wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 am
Barry Chuckle- used to enjoy Chucklevision as a child, so was very sad to hear the news this morning.
That's very sad news to me.....to you
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I do believe Space Jam 2 is coming out soon so that may be a way of getting kids interested
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I reckon if there was a scaled down version for short arses then it might be a more popular sport for the masses
by Marc Meakin
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Highest score 799.
Now beating Susie Bot 1 in 3 games
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

You should go back to Countdown and swap it for the Dictionaries.

BTW , how much for your Countdown teapot, asking for a friend
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Susie Dent's Two Words

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:23 am
Why are L's worth 3 points?
I'm guessing to keep the Hasbro Lawyers at bay
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Also football is an outdoor sport (apart from 5 a side )
That makes a big difference in atmosphere etc.
You should be trying to attract fellow indoor sports enthusiasts like Table Tennis, Tennis, Badminton and Boxing fans
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Basketball is absolutely a contact sport and the idea that it isn't is a big misconception that needs addressing. It is a non-collision sport, yes, but that's very different. Well that's a distinction that needs clearing up I assumed that you couldn't touch your opponent , only the ball. I'm curiou...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 1308

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I have watched football for the best part of fifty years. It has changed a lot over the past twenty years making it almost a non contact sport. Which is why I'm not so keen on basketball as it is non contact. I liked the Harlem Globetrotters though and will watch any needle matches at the Olympics. ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent's Two Words
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Susie Dent's Two Words

Just downloaded her Two Words App and it's very addictive
Can thoroughly recommend it.
Free with adds or
£2.99 without
by Marc Meakin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1119

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Well now you're just forcing the banter. OTHER THREAD IDEAS - - If given a licence to kill one person with no repercussions, who would it be - What are your own personal kinks - How much meat would you eat if you had to do all the killing yourself - What is the worst thing you've ever said out loud...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1119

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Another good question is what proportion of your facebook friends have you never met
Mine is less than 10%
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1119

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Just found out my stepdaughter has 12 friends who have died, thinking of unfriending her just to be sure 😆
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1119

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Peter Mabey wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:49 pm
When one of my friends died his family kept his site up so that his friends could post in remembrance :)
That's what was done for my brother in law.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1119

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

Paul Worsley wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:38 pm
One of my Facebook friends died last year, but I unfriended him. Is that bad form?
Only if it was after they died
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 397
Views: 39581

Re: Politics in General

Society seems to think you can't be pro Palestinian without being accused of being an anti-semite.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 163
Views: 24453

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Ready Player one on DVD Problem was I got a little bogged down with finding the Easter Eggs I spent more times pausing the action that I forgot to enjoy the film. But the best film I've seen recently is Tully. Brilliant film about the struggles of motherhood, Charlize Theron's best film sinc...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 19725

Re: Music

Probably Pink Floyd but as soon as I got into Radiohead I stopped listening.
Another artiste I don't like as a recording artist is Bob Dylan but I do like his lyrics.
Everyone that's ever covered his songs improve them
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: 7
Views: 860

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: 7
Views: 860

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: 62
Views: 5752

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: 36114

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: 25
Views: 2655

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: 3286

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: 5
Views: 2863

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: 3286

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: 3286

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: 3286

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: 3286

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: 3286

Re: World Cup 2018

I'm hoping for an all European Final
Hopefully England v France/Belgium but don't rule out the Swiss