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by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 162
Views: 23104

Re: How many countries have you been to?

It's definitely commitment going to bloody Liechtenstein. I've seen plankton with more personality and purpose. Racist 😁 *xenophobe ;) Good topic for a debate , the difference between being a racist or a xenophobe. If you had said , say , Zimbabwe instead of Lichtenstein would it be racist or xenop...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 162
Views: 23104

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Jennifer Steadman wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:25 pm
sean d wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Excellent commitment to the cause Jen, picking up the micronations! :D
It's definitely commitment going to bloody Liechtenstein. I've seen plankton with more personality and purpose.
Racist 😁
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58863

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Owen Carroll wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:04 am
Considering going to Captain Marvel -- is it worth it?
You'd have to be a marvel fan to enjoy it
I'm not a Marvel fan per se but I enjoyed it.
Maybe setting it in the nineties with a quality soundtrack helped.
Samuel L Jackson was cool and funny.
Brie Larson was great as Carol Danvers
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58863

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Johnny Canuck wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:04 am
Considering going to Captain Marvel -- is it worth it?
Yes, I enjoyed it.
Unless you don't like nineties music and are not in any way a feminist then it's worth a look.
Good plot and sometimes quite funny
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Tom S wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Cheat
It had plot holes you could drive a tank through, unbelievable behaviour by grown men and women in a position of trust, ridiculous, reasoning and motives.
I enjoyed it though 😁
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

Brexit.
Wtf is wrong with the people we elected.
All this time and the best they can come up with is please, sir, can we have some more ...... time
I do hope they say bollocks you've made your bed.

I can't believe I'm even saying this but, it would never have happened under Thatcher
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just binge watched After Life by Ricky Gervais. Wasn't sure if I'd like it having found Derek a little hard to watch at times, but After Life is very good. Rude, touching funny and just the best depiction of grief suicide and depression and how it affects people. Don't let the subject matter put you...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished True Detective season 3. Had held off season 2 because of the poor reviews for years, but watched 2 and 3 in close succession. Thought 2 was pretty decent - it's only poor in comparison to how good season 1 was, it's not really poor at all reviewed objectively as a standalone drama. S...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

It is odd , coloured people unacceptable, but people of colour is
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What documentaries have you been watching.
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: What documentaries have you been watching.

Saw that three identical strangers on channel 4 the other night. It was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend Searching for Sugarman as well. Thanks I will check it out . Free Solo, which won the Oscar is worth checking out just for the jaw dropping climbing scenes Also one from about 10 years ago ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I've finally caught up with The Good Doctor about a surgical intern on the Autism Spectrum.
Its quite good although I'm not sure if it is an entirely accurate representation of someone on the spectrum.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

This Time with Alan Partridge obviously. I thought it was good, but I wasn't like "Fuck, that was amazing" afterwards. Hard to believe that Alan Partridge had been going for 25 years , longer if you count the radio It was quite funny but you can tell the difference between when Iannuci wrote it and...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

Do you think we should have another referendum on Brexit ? What basis would you justify it Maybe the hidden agenda is that a lot of leavers are dead or too I'll to vote plus a lot more remainers are now elegible to vote. My take on it would be to have a referendum on having another referendum on the...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

No but it wasn't without some foundation
It could also be argued that converting to Judaism would be equally beneficial but doesn't fit the narrative.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

Here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7808783/Prisoners-converting-to-Islam-for-perks.html And more recently https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/duke-marlborough-prison-islam-conversion-jail-aristocrat-ramadan-jamie-spencer-churchill-a7879571.html%3famp ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:09 am
If you are a prisoner and convert to Islam you get better food, privileges etc.
Is that what you were advised?
I'm guessing you consider yourself a wit, well you are halfway there at least.
For the record, I have never been to prison or convicted of any crime
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

When she comes back she will probably get a trial and go to prison where she will be put with women of her own community and she can radicalise lots of vulnerable Muslim women
Btw apropos etc.
If you are a prisoner and convert to Islam you get better food, privileges etc.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

I see her parents are challenging the decision to deny Miss Begum UK citizenship.
Will they be entitled to legal aid ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

Given that hundreds of male IS fighters - actively and personally involved in killing - have already returned to the UK without losing their citizenship, it seems a tad misogynistic to make a public example of a young woman (girl) with a newborn baby. She does of course need to be dealt with and be...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

Radicalised would be more succinct. I think she genuinely thought she was doing good by going there . I am curious if the government had stopped her from leaving , in the first place, would the public be up in arms as her liberty would have been infringed. You could argue that she may not feel free ...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

The thing that I can't get my head round is, 15 year olds are naturally rebellious but leaving her family to join the ISIS cause is a bit of a step up from a piercing or smoking weed. And more importantly, her parents must have been complicit and paid for her flights along with the other girls pare...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

The thing that I can't get my head round is, 15 year olds are naturally rebellious but leaving her family to join the ISIS cause is a bit of a step up from a piercing or smoking weed. And more importantly, her parents must have been complicit and paid for her flights along with the other girls paren...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:44 pm
If she'd stolen a bicycle while she was out there I'd probably say leave her to rot out there.
I'm guessing I touched a nerve
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 453
Views: 61315

Re: Politics in General

What about the whole Shamima Begum thing then? It's obviously just Sajid Javid trying to appeal to the "string 'em up" vote, which is not to be underestimated when it comes to a general election, which he wants to lead the Tory party in. It's total rubbish though. There's the thing about her maybe ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished watching Black Mirror on Netflix. For the most part I thoroughly enjoyed it, but for some reason Netflix made me watch it back to front (kind of a Black Mirror moment), so I watched Season 4 first and Season 1 last. All fine, until tonight, when I watched my final episode, "The Nation...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 6484

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

A belt. Me neither. They're just for people who go on a diet after buying their trousers. I've always found that if I get jeans or whatever in my actual waist size, though, they're too tight in the legs (I know that's been variously fashionable over the years, but I just find it uncomfortable). So ...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 534
Views: 84743

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I use a spoon for any meal that doesn't need cutting up on the plate like rice dishes and mashed potatoes as long as the associated meat can fit on a spoon.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 534
Views: 84743

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I eat most meals with just a fork. I don't even take a knife out of the cutlery drawer. Unless it's like a steak or a chop that needs a proper cutting, most stuff can be cut with the side of the fork. I would have thought your way is the exception rather than the rule though ?. Time for a poll mayb...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 534
Views: 84743

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why do Americans only eat only with a fork.
They cut the food up initially then put the knife down and eat using the fork tines up
You watch any TV show from America and it always happens that way
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just binge watched Russian Doll on Netflix.
It starts off slow but stick with it.
8 x 25 minute episodes that is based on the Groundhog formula but with a twist.
Funny and compelling, and for once a satisfying conclusion that doesn't require a sequel
by Marc Meakin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Fargo is superb.
If you need to fill a hole when it's finished.
Watched Legion made by the same bloke.
Noah Hawley.
He's written a couple of great books too.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 5698

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

I think a few one off rematches are in order.
Who doesn't want a Beevers v Handsford rematch
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Two from across the pond True Detective season three,. Forget about the disappointment of season 2 this goes back to the deep South and Mahershala Ali is superb . Escape at Dannemora I very binge watch this true story prison drama. I was surprised Ben Stiller directed it because it was superb, Paul ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58863

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Been a bit busy watching films lately. Three I can highly recommend are Vice a brilliant satire on American politics that makes you glad to be British despite the madness of Brexit. Green Book a superb road movie of sorts that poignantly tackles race and stereotypes, my tip for at least three oscars...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58863

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Yeah, for once I agree with Gevin, 😮 that Heath Ledger's death elevated the film from mediocrity.
Although with few exceptions (Logan being one that springs to mind ) I find the whole comic book universe boring unless it doesn't take itself seriously like Deadpool and Venom
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

Well, I certainly wouldn't decline an invite, and it has been 10 years since the last time... But, I have a feeling that "you know who" might have other ideas.... :roll: :roll: Voldemort? Time is a great healer. I eventually got my topic posting rights restored on here after several apologies and a...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

Well, I certainly wouldn't decline an invite, and it has been 10 years since the last time... But, I have a feeling that "you know who" might have other ideas.... :roll: :roll: Voldemort? That's "He Who Must Not Be Named".... :P :P Has he got a Venn diagram,......I mean vendetta against you ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

I think it's time.
Also would like to see a few other old faces given another go
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Has Zarte always scored over a hundred in his Countdown 'career' ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What could you make Gevin do to run faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: What could you make Gevin do to run faster?

Pick a day with a following wind
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Universally Challenge Smh
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Universally Challenge Smh

I even freeze framed it afterwards.
I'm not doubting that you are right but why obscure it before but not after the answer, so idiots like me will think they cocked up.
I'm sure one of the earlier questions , though ,was who composed Beethoven's 5th symphony 😁
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Universally Challenge Smh
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Universally Challenge Smh

On tonight's quiz, there was a picture round where you had to name the artists self portrait, the last one you could clearly see the artists fucking signature
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 182
Views: 53161

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 am
Jon Stitcher on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Last night
How did he do? I need you to tell me everything.
Sorry I didn't watch it , can't stomach Clarkson as a quizmaster but a friend on Facebook gave me the info.
I'm gonna go into Phil Reynolds mode and say, ever heard of ITV Hub ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 182
Views: 53161

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Rhys Benjamin wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Lauren Hamer and Keli Richards were on Only Connect on NYD. A very easy Only Connect according to the Radio Times.
I did do particularly well on that one especially the walls and missing vowels round
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 182
Views: 53161

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Jon Stitcher on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Last night
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 217
Views: 37889

Re: Coincidence

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:20 am
William Tunstall-Pedoe did my local parkrun yesterday, and then followed it up by doing a second parkrun at my second nearest (you can do two parkruns on New Year's Day). Who? William Tunstall-Pedoe is who!
Unfortunate surname......
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I watched it in February. I probably was on an RTE website. I'm guessing the iPlayer had it earlier I watched it on a thing called BBC1. It's great, you should give it a try. Try not to watch BBC TV as it's ruining TV with its positive discrimination gone mad policy.( Dr Who, I rest my case ). Howe...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 522
Views: 79458

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark James wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 am
People who chose Frosties over Sugar Puffs.
Or Tomita over Tangerine Dream :D
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Phil Reynolds wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:28 am
season one came out in March
I watched it in February.
I probably was on an RTE website.
I'm guessing the iPlayer had it earlier
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58863

Re: What films have you watched lately?

In an abstract way it will combat piracy because you cannot really download it.
It might be a bit gimmicky I would equate it to a 3D film there were a spate of them 10 or so years ago but you don't get many now
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 407
Views: 85058

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Well season one came out in March, so here's hoping. I spent too long watching the Christmas special trying to work out where j had seen Robert Sheehan before. I eventually worked it out ( using IMDB ) that he played BJ in the excellent Red Riding1983 , Channel Four drama based on the David Peace bo...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58863

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I do believe this is landmark viewing.
I predict all streaming services will jump on the bandwagon and even filmmakers can make alternative denouements to films rather than just put it in the deleted scenes of a dvd
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 43374

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Dame June Whitfield
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 239
Views: 58863

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched the interactive Black Mirror film Bandersnatch on Netflix. Anyone who lived through the eighties , like me, will love it The interactive segments are innovative. I might have to watch it about 15 times to see all the scenarios. I thoroughly recommend it to all fans of Black mirror. I al...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 603
Views: 149404

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Never had a countdown aptodream ,until now. I was living by the seaside and James Robinson popped round to give my place the once-over and he was appalled at the electrics in the fuse board . So in an attempt to remedy the situation he blew the main fuse leaving me in darkness. He then kept phoning ...