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by Paul Worsley
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 111
Views: 5120

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I agree that both Farah and Hamilton could win more titles, but Stevenson would have been turning professional in a golden era for Heavyweight boxing. It's impossible to say how he would have fared. It certainly was a golden era for heavyweight boxing and Muhammad Ali in the mid seventies was a ver...
by Paul Worsley
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 111
Views: 5120

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I agree that both Farah and Hamilton could win more titles, but Stevenson would have been turning professional in a golden era for Heavyweight boxing. It's impossible to say how he would have fared.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 111
Views: 5120

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

No Rocky Marciano, no Tefeleo Stevenson. Mo Farah and Lewis Hamilton should be added too. Jahanagar Khan is a good call for a non global sport though. Mo Farah's Olympic feats were surpassed by both Lasse Viren and Emil Zatopek. Stevenson was never tested, as he never turned professional. Fangio is...
by Paul Worsley
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 111
Views: 5120

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

Although not a contender for "Greatest Sportsman", the US discus thrower, Al Oerter, deserves an honorary mention. In 1968 he became the first person to win a fourth consecutive gold in the same event, a feat only equalled by Carl Lewis (long jump) and Michael Phelps (200m individual medley).
by Paul Worsley
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 111
Views: 5120

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

Just reading this thread again. I was thinking about boxing - it doesn't have proper tournaments. It's just a challenge thing, which doesn't cut it. You remain champion until some opponent (sometimes arguably picked for non-merit reasons) beats you. And people refer to Ali as a three-time champion ...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 317
Views: 50175

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Give it a go. It's a ghost story rather than a gorefest, (although there is some blood and gore). Unlike the majority of horror films it's genuinely scary.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 317
Views: 50175

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

"The Haunting of Hill House" on Netflix. The Haunting (1963) scared the bejeezus out of me when I first saw it, aged 11. It scared me again when I saw it for a second time,7 years later. This series stays loyal to the original film, and adds a few more layers too. I'm on episode 5 of 10, and enjoyin...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 181
Views: 29886

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Saw "A Star is Born" last week. 4/5. Bradley Cooper and Lady GaGa are both very good. The on stage scenes were first rate.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

Mark James wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:24 pm
What are the people who believe them actually doing about it other than whining on Internet forums?
Giving some meaning to their pointless, empty lives.
by Paul Worsley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

Sir Bernard Lovell, the first director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, tracked the lunar missions all the way to the moon and back again. If it was fake then he would have to be in on it. Why is it that conspiracy theorists always believe EVERY conspiracy theory? What's his theory on 9/11? I bet his fa...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

Have you noticed that the number of sightings of Elvis has dropped off dramatically in recent years?

I hope nothing has happened to him.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 80
Views: 13176

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

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:23 am
I'm sure the bobble variety works for most people
Not a good look when you're strolling down the promenade in Puerto Del Carmen.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: How much do you tip?

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 pm
About ten percent, boringly.
I am told by people who have worked in restaurants that 10% is far more than the average tip. My own experience of eating out with other people and splitting the bill would also suggest that 10% is considered overly generous by many people.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 80
Views: 13176

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

Wear a hat. Usually I look like I'm balancing the hat on my head, rather than wearing it. I can squeeze a baseball cap on, but it just looks wrong.

I often get sunstroke on holiday.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: How much do you tip?

I would probably tip £4 on that bill, but like Gavin, I hate the concept of tips. I usually aim for 10%, but might only leave £45 on a £41 bill, for instance. I rarely tip at all if it's a prepaid meal, in a pub for instance, even though they bring the food to you. I don't take many taxi rides, but ...
by Paul Worsley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

How much do you tip?

As per title. How much do you tip?

As an example, you have a meal plus drinks in an ok restaurant. The waiter/waitress was perfunctory. The bill comes to £38.40. How much would you leave?
by Paul Worsley
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Bond Theme?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Goldfinger. Any song that finds a rhyme for "Midas touch" gets my vote, and Shirley Bassey's delivery is epic. In fact, there isn't a Bond theme that wouldn't sound better if sung by Shirley. She should have been given the gig years ago.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 24379

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Burt Reynolds RIP.

Francis Ford Coppolla's first choice for the part of Michael Corleone.

He also turned down the role of James Bond in 1970.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 181
Views: 29886

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 Paul Worsley
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 8365

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Pilates of the Caribbean
Wangs of New York
Shitter Island
Fanny Face
Midnight Rub
The Jungle Bonk
Seven Brides for Seven Brothels
by Paul Worsley
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Irish Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2119

Re: The Irish Question

Mark James wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:22 pm
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A few hundred people having a paddy
Unfortunate choice of phrase considering the thread topic, no? :D
Are you taking the Mick?
by Paul Worsley
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 2825

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

I can tell you why I love football. It's the goals. There's no feeling like when your team scores a great goal, or winning goal. Every football fan can relate to this. For me the greatest goal was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's last minute winner in the 1999 Champions League final. Other goals that stand ou...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?
Replies: 26
Views: 1857

Re: How many of your Facebook friends are dead?

One of my Facebook friends died last year, but I unfriended him. Is that bad form?
by Paul Worsley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 181
Views: 29886

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I was recommended a few films to watch on Netflix and enjoyed them. Calibre. A couple of guys go on a hunting trip in Scotland and end up being hunted. Bad Day for the Cut. A mild mannered farmer becomes vigilante when his frail mother is killed in a home invasion. (Fairly violent) Don't Breathe. Su...
by Paul Worsley
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 3557

Re: What Degrees do you have

BSc Hons) in Pharmacy. Didn't really try very hard, so only got a Douglas. On a plus side I could identify any beer in Manchester and smoke a packet of 20 Marlboros by the time I left Uni (1983).
by Paul Worsley
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 181
Views: 29886

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:06 pm
Hope you watched the Four hour version of Once upon a Time in America and not the US edit. ( Which made the film almost incomprehensible )
I haven't seen it for 10-15 years, but I've only ever seen the full length version.
by Paul Worsley
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 181
Views: 29886

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Also watched the first two Beverly Hills Cop movies and Fletch recently. Love the Harold Faltermayer soundtracks. What's everyone's favourite soundtracks? I'm looking for original score only, not just a film with a good collection of already released songs. Might try come up with a top ten list of ...
by Paul Worsley
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 317
Views: 50175

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watching The Sinner on Netflix. Episode 3 and it's pretty good.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 317
Views: 50175

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished Manhunt:Unabomber on Netflix and really enjoyed it, Without giving too much away, they caught him with the help of linguistics. I never knew the origin of the phrase "To have your cake and eat it".....
by Paul Worsley
Sat May 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Implicit Association Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: Implicit Association Tests

Mark James wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Oh. And I don't mind fat people either.
I agree. Except when they try to compensate by being jolly.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2958

Re: Music Covers

I really like the Paul McCartney and Wings cover of The Moody Blue's hit, "Go Now" from the live album Wings Over America. I recently discovered that The Moody Blues version was a cover too, the original being by an american singer named Bessy Banks.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 2958

Re: Music Covers

What are people's least favourite covers? One of those rubbish bands like Fall Out Boy or Panic at the Disco, I can never remember which one, did a horrible cover of Michael Jackson's Beat It. That would up there for me. Boyzone/Ronan Keating have made a career out of doing cover versions, each one...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 4239

Re: Stand-up comedy

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:07 pm
I would say that given the topics on this forum right now, anyone who has done stand-up comedy about cruelty in horse racing must be pretty good.
I tried it once, but it was like flogging a dead horse.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 4239

Re: Stand-up comedy

I agree that George Carlin's comedy has aged much better than Richard Pryor's, but when Pryor came along no-one had done stand up like that. Maybe he gets too much credit, but I've never laughed as much as I did when I first saw "Richard Pryor Live".
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 7593

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Mark James wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:47 am

Highly recommend Norm MacDonald. His Netflix special Hitler's Dog is amazing
Very good! Thanks for the recommendation.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is the Grand National cruel to horses
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Is the Grand National cruel to horses

As a child my brother and I were allowed to pick a horse in the Grand National and my Grandad would place a bet for us (10p e/w). It was always a highlight of the sporting calendar. I stopped placing bets on the race about 25 years ago when I realised what an ordeal the race is for the horses. The r...
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Stand-up comedy
Replies: 31
Views: 4239

Re: Stand-up comedy

Bill Burr is hilarious.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Marmite people.
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Marmite people.

Am I allowed to say that Gary Glitter was one of the best concerts I ever went to?
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Netflix reboots
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Netflix reboots

UFO
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1937

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

Yesterday by The Beatles. I think I was 3 or 4yo, but as Mark said, memories can be very unreliable. I also remember singing the chorus to Yellow Submarine over and over again from about the same time. First single bought was "I Did What I Did For Maria" by Tony Christie in 1971 (45p). I don't remem...
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 63355

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why is it that people who play music loudly in their car always have crap taste in music?
by Paul Worsley
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 317
Views: 50175

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I can recommend all three I would watch Black Mirror next unless you don't like dystopian anthologies I went with Stranger Things. A cross between The Goonies and the X-Files. It's well done and has kept me watching, but I may be a bit too old for all the teen angst stuff in it. I will probably do ...
by Paul Worsley
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 317
Views: 50175

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just finished Better Call Saul and Ozark. I enjoyed them both and will watch any future series. ( Ozark Season 2 is scheduled for mid 2018).

I'm undecided what to start next. It's between Stranger Things, Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 317
Views: 50175

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I can recommend Mindhunter on NetFlix. It's about how the FBI set uo their serial killer profiling programme in the 1970s. There's only one series (10 episodes), but there's bound to be more to come. Narcos... The first two series are about the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord and head of the Me...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 21
Views: 5046

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Bit harsh on Adele there.
You reminded me of a song that I turn off, the Pina Colada song
Good call on the Pina Colada song. 1) Man seeks fuck buddy. 2) Meets up and it's his wife. 3) They laugh it off.

Lucky Stars by Dean Friedman is another song that is better substituted by silence.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 21
Views: 5046

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

I also want to recognise the annual abomination that is Christmas FM, a special wall to wall station of Christmas tunes that pollutes Irish airwaves for a quarter of the year. I forgot about Christmas songs. I doubt that there are enough good Christmas songs to make an hour long programme, let alon...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 21
Views: 5046

Songs that make you switch off the radio

The only time I ever listen to the radio is when I'm driving. My usual choice of stations is Magic FM, Planet Rock and occasionally Classic FM. Every now and then I am forced to switch the radio off because they're playing a track/song I just can't listen to. Off the top of my head these include "Ho...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 80
Views: 13176

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

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Paul Worsley wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:56 am
Dance like there's no-one watching.
Does this include when you know for sure that no one is watching?
Makes no difference. It's not that I can't dance, it's just that I derive no pleasure from it and avoid it if at all possible.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 11573

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Anthony Endsor wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 pm
. I'm sure we've all heard of the Ronan Keating song - you say it best 'when you say nothing at all' :lol:
It's an Alison Krauss song. Ronan Keating hasn't got any songs.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39124

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.
May he rust in piss.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Strange Celebrity Occurences
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: Strange Celebrity Occurences

I sold John Altman some Nurofen on the day of Princess Diana's funeral.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New fivers not meat-free
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: New fivers not meat-free

I used to get asked about animal products in prescribed medication. Capsules are made from gelatin, so vegans would ask if they were available in tablet form. Then someone found out that gelatin can also be used in the film coating of some tablets. The information was not freely available and usuall...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2303

Re: Organised Religion

Most of the ten commandments are ok too. The first four are just god protecting his monopoly ( No other god's, no talking back to god etc) The rest are either common sense (Thou shall not kill) or irrelevant (coveting neighbour's ass etc) As Jim Jeffries pointed out, the ten commandments could be s...
by Paul Worsley
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2303

Re: Organised Religion

Matt Morrison wrote:a hot bowl of religious pie for tea
I thank you.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2303

Re: Organised Religion

On a more serious note , my favourite comedy is the Life of Brian a pisstake of Christianity/Judaism. Hardly banned in the Western world apart from Ireland for a while. There were plenty of calls for The Life of Brian to be banned though. The film was finally given a certificate, but even then many...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 397
Views: 42851

Re: Politics in General

The trouble is you might encourage hypocrites to stand for Parliament. Where would that lead us?
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 397
Views: 42851

Re: Politics in General

I would take the polar opposite view. I think that MPs who resign from their party are being more honourable by triggering a by-election and standing again.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 397
Views: 42851

Re: Politics in General

The fact is that the actual votes were 37.6% leave, 34.6% stay, 27.8% didn't/couldn't decide, so it is by no means true that over half the population wanted out. 37.6% is still more than the TOTAL vote in the last European election in the UK. In fact it's more than the total turn out in 7 of the la...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird News Headlines
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Weird News Headlines

Sheep Attacks Rocket.