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by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Brexit- what next.
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Brexit- what next.

I think a referendum on having a second referendum would make more sense 😁
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

just to give those interested the heads up that a Young Offenders chrsitmas Special is on BBC one at 11.15 pm 23rd December. Yeah, I spotted a clip from this in a festive trailer montage thing on BBC1 the other night. Hopefully a precursor to a full second series. I would be shocked if RTE didn't c...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

After watching a recording of his stand up, I decided to watch Click for the umpteenth time. It is a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy Nobody could watch the scene with Henry Winkler near the end and not be moved to tears. ( The gauntlet is thrown Gevin ) I've read your post three times now and I...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

After watching a recording of his stand up, I decided to watch Click for the umpteenth time.
It is a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy
Nobody could watch the scene with Henry Winkler near the end and not be moved to tears. ( The gauntlet is thrown Gevin )
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Sorry, that I used my least favourite figure of speech, evidently, I can wait but hopefully you knew what I meant. Although in this modern age the time and date of a program has almost become irrelevant with the various forms of catch up TV available. Although I'm still pissed off that the BBC' didn...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

My missus just got the Christmas TV guide and just to give those interested the heads up that a Young Offenders chrsitmas Special is on BBC one at 11.15 pm 23rd December.
Can't wait
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Ok what about Quality street.
Hate the round toffees.
Only give them to the dog as it entertains me for a good five minutes.
Favourites are the purple hazelnut one and the green triangles
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Why so much hate for the Bounty.
It's my no 1 choice......feel free to post me yours if you hate them so much.
Not keen on the Twix, although judging by how chocolate bars are getting smaller these days, how long before the full priced Twix will be the same size
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Why all the hate for Bounty I had it as no 2 behind Galaxy caramel
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Only marvel films I enjoy are the ones that don't take themselves too seriously like Deadpool and Venom
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What documentaries have you been watching.
Replies: 2
Views: 572

What documentaries have you been watching.

I'm currently watching Most Hated Family in America.
Crazy family....gonna watch the following up next.
Also Three Identical Strangers is worth a look
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Not a film but a documentary.
Just finished watching Three Identical Strangers, a fascinating and shocking story about reunited triplets and their history.
Truth really is stranger than fiction.
Well worth a look
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 113
Views: 32336

Re: Deathwatch 2018

George Bush senior RIP.
Who had him in their deadpool ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Nah, it's usually 5 in the morning and I can't be arsed
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen "Predestination"? It's another relatively low-budget film (although not as low-budget as "Primer", obviously) that deals with time travel, but in a completely different way. To begin with, it seemed as though it was going to be a bit slow, but the story becomes really compelling and I e...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Very clever film, Ethan Hunt always good value. I prefer Ethan Hawke. Haha, excellent. Isn't Ethan Hunt the name of Tom Cruise's character in the Mission Impossible films? Speaking of which, I've only seen a couple of those but they're always quite entertaining. The last two Mission Impossible film...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

My bad
I also frequently mix up Gareth and Christian Bale.
The names rather than the people
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Arrival. It was alright. It was a bit dreary in terms of the colour pallete, very un sci-fi like. And it went a bit weird in the end in the same way Interstellar did where it strays more into the fi than the sci. Still worth the watch. Amy Adams is always good. I found that this was one of ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I'm guessing taking a leap of faith isn't high on your agenda
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Arrival. It was alright. It was a bit dreary in terms of the colour pallete, very un sci-fi like. And it went a bit weird in the end in the same way Interstellar did where it strays more into the fi than the sci. Still worth the watch. Amy Adams is always good. I found that this was one of ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Arrival. It was alright. It was a bit dreary in terms of the colour pallete, very un sci-fi like. And it went a bit weird in the end in the same way Interstellar did where it strays more into the fi than the sci. Still worth the watch. Amy Adams is always good. Then I watched Split which wa...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 511
Views: 68719

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

At the risk of going a bit Philomena Cunk on this, how did the concept of money even start? I know that there was the barter system, where you'd exchange a cow for a certain amount of grain, or whatever, and that makes sense. But the whole concept of money makes no sense to me at all. Honestly, I f...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Killing Eve - Completely in love with this, even though it tails off a bit in the second half of the series. Villanelle is pretty much the most engaging female character I've ever seen in a show. I love her and want to be her (minus the killing, I guess) and ABSOLUTELY want her wardrobe. Probably g...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I'm glad that you agreed that the second half of Killing Eve trailed off in the second half.
They should have kept the two leads apart for longer.
As for Villanelle, the actress who played her was equally as good in Thirteen a BBC 3 show.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The question to ask Gavin is when was the last time you cried ? Dunno. But it can happen. It also depends on how you define crying - does it have to be full on streaming tears or does a bit of welling up in the eyes that doesn't make it down your face count? I was just trying to ascertain if anythi...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The question to ask Gavin is when was the last time you cried ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:55 am
Some more from me
Teapot.
Tumble Drier
Dishwasher
Onion Goggles
Garlic press
Cos onion goggles are a thing.
Yeah six quid from John Lewis .
I save money and wear swimming goggles
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Some more from me
Teapot.
Tumble Drier
Dishwasher
Onion Goggles
Garlic press
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Run Fatboy Run, a bit clichéd, but it passed the time sufficiently well.
There was a question on Pointless recently about naming actors in the film and I'd forgotten Thandie Newton was in it and I watched the film at the cinema 😮
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I found Diddle Diddle Dumpling Season three, I think , the most difficult to watch. Reece Sheersmiths decent into deep depression and insanity almost unbearable to watch, if only for the feeling of ' but for the grace of God '. Probably not one I will be watching much when I get the box set for Chri...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Primer is the nearest thing to a feasible time travel film you can get
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Inside No. 9 really is tremendous, isn't it? Really glad there's going to be another series. I've enjoyed every episode in one way or another but as Marc has said, "The Twelve Days Of Christine" is the real standout, probably the best half hour of television I've ever seen (and I've been watching T...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I have never owned an umbrella. An umbrella is a device which deflects rain coming only from directly above you. This, together with its tendency to flip inside out and/or act as a sail, makes it largely useless in even a moderate wind. (Funnily enough, wind and rain often go together.) Even when i...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

A pair of chopsticks. I think the knife and fork is a better invention, and don't feel my oriental meals are any less authentic without them. A pair, now you tell me, I've only got the one 😁. All joking aside John Lewis (other pretentious middle class department stores are available ) do a rookie c...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Fred Mumford wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
I'll have you know that I have been partner of the month twice ( in 5 years )
That's a 3% max rate.
I'll take that in a store of 100 staff who are biased towards front of house staff
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

A pair of chopsticks. I think the knife and fork is a better invention, and don't feel my oriental meals are any less authentic without them. A pair, now you tell me, I've only got the one 😁. All joking aside John Lewis (other pretentious middle class department stores are available ) do a rookie c...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

David Williams wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:24 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Embarrassingly I work for John Lewis
A lot more embarrassing for them, I would think.
I'll have you know that I have been partner of the month twice ( in 5 years )
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Movember
Replies: 59
Views: 2439

Re: Movember

Bump.
How many are bothering this year ?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:01 pm
There is no need for a pizza cutter. You just need a big mezzaluna and then you can use it for that AND other things.
Had to look that up.
Embarrassingly I work for John Lewis and a customer couldn't remember the name and I kept thinking of Mandolin.
Needless to say she went to Lakeland
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I wear what my partner lovingly calls 'Night Knickers'
Long shorts for lounging .
I do have a dressing gown for when it gets cold.
Too tight to leave the heating on
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A load of old tats
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Re: A load of old tats

So there has been enough time passed to ressurect this.
My main interest is whether it is more common than Gevin thinks.
Although this forum may not be the place to start
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Maybe the tattoo question should have its own thread because in the last twenty years or so it's becoming quite common
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I want to add Jewellery of any sort.
Also no tattoos, not sure if you 'own ' them though
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched two remake this week. Widows, a reimagining of the Linda LaPlant classic. Very well made, Chicago set drama tackling racism, sexism and still packing a great deal of story and action. The editing was genius. Also watched the remake of Papillon. Probably didn't need remaking but the two leads...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Brexit- what next.
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Brexit- what next.

We should let the people decide using rock, paper, scissors.
On a more serious note.
The referendum was a dogs breakfast from the get go.
It should never have been a binary vote.
Staying in was a simple choice, but pulling out opens a can of worms that won't get back in the can
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Also no CD player.
Do people still have those though.
No Alexa./Siri.
No Apple products.
No Games Console.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2158

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

No Comb, because I'm bald.
No wallet , although I do keep my credit / debit cards etc in a tin.
No toolbox, though I do have an electric drill.
No shoe polish
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8936

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

Jahangir Khan and Joe Davis spring to mind
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8936

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

That includes all combat sport then .
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 43
Views: 8679

Re: Football grounds you've been to

At Wembley I have seen six different sports there .
Football (all levels from schoolboy to Women's )
Boxing
WWF Wrestling
Speedway
Rugby League
American Football
by Marc Meakin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8936

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I think boxers know the risks before taking up the sport as do Motor sport drivers/riders.
By all means do anything necessary to make its as safe as possible but banning the sport will drive it underground
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8936

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

There are almost as many cases of brain damage caused by heading a football, back in the day when they were leather
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8936

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I've seen many a stoppage caused by a good body shot
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 43
Views: 8679

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Ok
Wembley
Millennium Stadium
Stamford Bridge
Villa Park
Old Trafford
White Heart Lane
Plough Lane
Boundary Park
Brisbane Lane
Highbury
Selhurst Park
The New Den
Charlton Athletic (forgot stadium name )
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8936

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I don't have a nomination, but am protesting against the inclusion of boxers - whose objective is to inflict brain injury - the one part of the body which never heals. (They even wear padded gloves to protect themselves against injuring themselves in doing so.) :( I don't think their purpose is to ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 220
Views: 41976

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just seen Bohemian Rhapsody.
Superb biopic.
Rami Malek was unbelievable, the music was great the choreography first class and although they took a few liberties with the timeline, the Live Aid climax was spot on.
If you like Queen or music biopics you will love it
by Marc Meakin
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Chase Tag a thing ?
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Is Chase Tag a thing ?

Just been reading about chase tag being popular.
It sounds like a cross between Parkour and tag.
Have any of you guys tried it ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I feel sorry for anyone watching it on catch-up as they won't have that element of surprise. I will let you know No need, I already know the answer. The fact that it's available on catch-up at all means the twist doesn't work. Should still be an enjoyable watch though. I did enjoy it, it was clever...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 379
Views: 61608

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

No need, I already know the answer. The fact that it's available on catch-up at all means the twist doesn't work. Should still be an enjoyable watch though. Completely forgot about it until I saw it mentioned in this thread. Quickly noped out for the avoidance of spoilers but yes, you're right, it ...