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by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched King of thieves.
Very shout and sweary and not historically inaccurate but I still enjoyed it.
Also watched American Animals.
Superb Heist movie with a documentary feel to it
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

This week I've seen three films Oceans 8, surprisingly good, but it's no Widows ( one for next month ) MI 6. Best action movie I've seen in a long time. Some of the stunts Tom Cruise did were incredible the HALO jump and the Helicopter chase were out of this world. Tag..quite good considering its si...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 313
Views: 46651

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Safe, an 8-part miniseries on Netflix starring Michael C. 'Dexter' Hall doing a passable English accent. Highly recommended (the show, the accent less so).
That's the Harlan Coben one isn't it
It's on my Netflix list.
Doh, just seen your link
by Marc Meakin
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Bond Theme?
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

No particular order.
All the time in the world by Louis Armstrong from On her Majesty's Secret Service
For Your Eyes Only by Sheena Easton
The Spy Who Loved me by Carly Simon
Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey
Goldeneye by Tina Turner
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Upgrade, a thoroughly entertaining low budget sci Fi.
The best compliment I can give it is to say it's like a feature length black mirror with violence
by Marc Meakin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lunch at Breakfast time
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Lunch at Breakfast time

I tend to only really eat breakfast at breakfast time is when I'm on holiday
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

I watched Alpha recently about prehistoric man and his bond with dogs.It was in a made up language with subtitles
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lunch at Breakfast time
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Lunch at Breakfast time

Problem I have is I can't wake up get washed and dressed and then eat a breakfast.
I have always needed a couple of hours between waking up and eating.
Although weirdly enough I have no problem with eating a meal just prior to sleeping
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lunch at Breakfast time
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Lunch at Breakfast time

I have to leave for work around 4 and I don't get a break at work until around ten.
I quite often eat a curry or soup as my brain thinks it's lunchtime .
Other people I work with can't get their heads around that and think it weird that I don't eat a breakfast.
Is it really that odd?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I watched The Thing the other day. Thought it was quite good. A bit silly really, but entertaining enough. One of my favourite Sci-fi films. It's almost like a whodunnit with special effects. That film is 25 years old and the special effects still look superb. The Thing was released in 1982, so 36 ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:59 pm
I watched The Thing the other day. Thought it was quite good. A bit silly really, but entertaining enough.
One of my favourite Sci-fi films.
It's almost like a whodunnit with special effects.
That film is 25 years old and the special effects still look superb.
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:44 am
I watched The original Omen and the remake on Friday. Marginally prefer the original, I think it did the atmospherics better.
Not seen the remake.
The music in the original Omen was epic
by Marc Meakin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched Hereditary very good horror movie that looked at bit rushed at the end.

Also saw Ghost Stories a very good British horror film that's quite clever, made by Derren Brown's mate
by Marc Meakin
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 106
Views: 19975

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Neil Simon
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

yeah, a lot. Don't mind subtitles (much prefer them over a bad dub), to the point where I often subtitle stuff in languages I can understand in case I miss a word or something to save me scrolling back a few seconds or whatever every time How many languages can you understand?! I often watch stuff ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1639

Re: The Irish Question

I'm guessing as I am not he, that he assumed the guilty parties name would not be known AFTER the verdict
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1639

Re: The Irish Question

Name the defendants as there was little justification in keeping the defendants names secret .
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Do you watch foreign language movies ?

Did like Run Lola Run.. (visual films are better if you have to read subtitles.

Apocalyptico is good until the last scene when the Spanish turn up
The usual Mel Gibson directed anachronisms... see Braveheart for better examples
by Marc Meakin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you watch foreign language movies ?
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Do you watch foreign language movies ?

I've just watched two brilliant films recently. Oldboy a Korean twisted revenge thriller and Incendies, an amazing film , in French, set in the Middle East, which does more to show the horrors of religious conflict than anything I've seen in years. I usually avoid foreign language films as I was too...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 27136

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just Watched the original version of Oldboy.
Fantasticly twisted film.
I will watch the other films in the Vengeance trilogy ( this is the second one ) as they are anthology rather than episodic
by Marc Meakin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 1639

Re: The Irish Question

Fascinating read. However misguided, I can understand why he did it but not agree with the way went about it. Reporting restrictions and anonymity of defedent's is always a difficult issue. I think , however unless children are among the defendants or Terrorism is involved, I find it difficult to ac...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 968

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: 18
Views: 968

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: 29
Views: 1639

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: 29
Views: 1639

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: 18
Views: 968

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: 29
Views: 1639

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: 29
Views: 1639

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: 106
Views: 19975

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: 106
Views: 19975

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: 29
Views: 1639

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: 29
Views: 1639

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: 1734

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: 3037

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: 579

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: 684

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: 579

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: 1961

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: 684

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 106
Views: 19975

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1220

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: 1734

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: 1220

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1961

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: 1220

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: 1426

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: 1426

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: 1426

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 😆