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by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Primer - What was that all about? ?/10 Finally watched this and it's amazing. 100% totally recommended, would see again (I think I need to because I definitely didn't understand it all the first time and I've looked at diagrams and everything. Should have made it clearer that I too recommend it. Ha...
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 342
Views: 55564

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 TV...
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:25 pm
Primer - What was that all about? ?/10
Finally watched this and it's amazing. 100% totally recommended, would see again (I think I need to because I definitely didn't understand it all the first time and I've looked at diagrams and everything.
by JimBentley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A load of old tats
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: A load of old tats

I'm in two minds about tattoos. Some of them can look absolutely amazing and I'd describe them as genuine works of art. One of my friends has some sort of Lovecraftian monster that winds around his torso, really detailed and colourful (took weeks to do, I remember him getting it) and it does look in...
by JimBentley
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8247

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I've seen many a stoppage caused by a good body shot But that's a stoppage, not a knockout, they're completely different things! I'm not making any kind of value judgement on boxing here, I quite enjoy watching it, but let's not pretend it doesn't engender risks for the participants, most often man...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler ...
by JimBentley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8247

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 JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler i...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 8247

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I concur again with Bradman. I find this weird. I don't think I could say who the greatest ever sportsman would be, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't choose a cricketer. Cricket doesn't test athletic abilities in any meaningful way and one person's influence over the team performance is only ever goin...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake

Because I have loads going on in my life right now, I was just reading this news story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46044014 The Belgian was an unused sub for the League Two strugglers in Saturday's draw with Newport but feels like he can have a big impact for Jim Bentley's men. Jim Bentle...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?
Replies: 18
Views: 3261

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

I have a vague memory of hearing that you can go back on Countdown as a contestant if it's at least 10 years after your prior appearance. Am I talking shit or is this actually a reality? It's real. Would be great to see you back on there and I can't see a reason for you to be turned down. Go for it.
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 217
Views: 50498

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Stephen Holford wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Steve Pemberton from the League of Gentlemen

Image
That is excellent. I rarely see any of these likenesses but that is spot-on.
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 1361

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

I think the day of the 36th Countdown anniversary was also amazingly Damian's 5000th episode. It was really funny, because filming started as ever but Rachel kicked it off with some tribute material to the occasion. Susie and Nick were obviously in on the act and as the anecdotes got more and more ...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 121330

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I have to just mention that I've never had a dream related to Countdown - or any of the people I've met through Countdown - in any way. I find this a bit odd, because a lot of my dreams are just re-hashes of stuff that has happened to me but with details slightly changed. A few years back, I was hav...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 25
Views: 4087

Re: What Degrees do you have

I went to university but I don't have a degree. It's a very long and convoluted story of a slow-motion fuck-up. I'm going to have a go at writing it all down, as it's quite an entertaining story, but not one for tonight. Maybe tomorrow. [edit] Started to do this and got sidetracked into a story abou...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 9495

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

Porn films are excellent for this sort of thing, there's some genuine creativity in some of the titles. All of these are real: Gulp Fiction The Bone Ranger Oklahomo! School of Cock Porn on the 4th of July King Dong Fill Bill The Long Ranger And slightly cheating: Saturday Night Beaver Night Of The G...
by JimBentley
Tue May 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5400

Re: Where are They Now ?

I think he has a thing about cheats. He was berating John Higgins at the snooker this year (I believe he was once found guilty of throwing games ). There was quite a lot of this online during the World Championships last month, but wasn't it just one the News of the World's entrapments by "fake she...
by JimBentley
Mon May 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5400

Re: Where are They Now ?

Quite surprised at some of the names mentioned here. Tom Hargreaves is still very much around; I don't think I've met him in person since the very first COLIN but we've been friends on Facebook for a while and by all accounts is having a good time. Kirk, obviously is a superstar darts caller and can...
by JimBentley
Fri May 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5400

Re: Where are They Now ?

I'm more interested in the more historic names - Harvey Freeman, Allan Saldanha, for example. Harvey Freeman was always a bit of an enigma, wasn't he? Nobody seems to know anything much about him at all. I've tried in the past to find out about his life outside of Countdown and have always turned u...
by JimBentley
Mon May 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I thought Clarkson hadn't been too bad as host, but that howler with the ibex question was unforgivable. As examples of What Not To Do As A Quiz Show Host go, saying (exact words) "I'm not even going to look at the screen" before confidently telling the contestant they've got the answer right must ...
by JimBentley
Wed May 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Lots of my faves were given the boot last night- FYR Macedonia, Switzerland (in particular whom I voted for several times as she delivered a great performance with a great song, and plus they have been underrated for a few years now) and also sad that Azerbaijan and Belgium did not pass. Most shock...
by JimBentley
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 27571

Re: Deathwatch 2018

I knew that Avicii was ill but his death today was a bit shocking. He becomes the latest high-profile member of the 27 club, probably the best-known since Amy Winehouse.

(edit: I definitely read earlier that he was 27, but it turns out he was actually 28. Still tragically young).
by JimBentley
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music Covers
Replies: 25
Views: 3061

Re: Music Covers

Cake have done some very decent covers. Everyone knows I Will Survive (I recall Gloria Gaynor described it as her least favourite cover as they done a swear in it) but there are two others on Fashion Nugget that I prefer - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps is brilliant (and in a way hard to compare to the ...
by JimBentley
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 64975

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What are those tripod thingies with camera thingies with people in fluorescent jacket thingies manning them? Seems to be some sort of survey equipment but what is it used for? They've had them manned every morning for about a month next to a road I pass on my commute and I'm too scared to ask one o...
by JimBentley
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 64975

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Yes, Marc is completely correct here, it's all down to the sense of balance. Walking on anything other than solid (unyielding) ground triggers the body to compensate (balance reflex). Walking on a beach with soft sand is similar. When walking on anything other than a solid surface, it's a natural re...
by JimBentley
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39810

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I don't know why the 2018 thread is even running, this is where the action is. Latest standings: 1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits 2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits 3. James Laverty - 224 points - 4 hits 4. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits 5. Thomas Carey - 162 points - 3 hits 6. Gavin Chipper - 12...
by JimBentley
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 342
Views: 55564

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Recently we busted through 11.22.63 which had your typical Stephen King plotholes in it but we still enjoyed and was pretty easy to watch, fairly exciting and tense etc. I can't believe that I haven't watched this yet, as I''m a Stephen King fan (mainly his books, but a lot of the film and TV adapt...
by JimBentley
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 2234

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

At the risk of derailing this thread slightly, at the same time our family car was one of these, a Volkswagen Variant: http://www.fahnn.co.uk/images/vwv.jpg I only mention it because they seem to be completely forgotten now. I remember when my mum once completely demolished part of the garden wall w...
by JimBentley
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 2234

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

I used to love Boney M in 1978 (especially Brown Girl in the Ring), but this is half memory, half post hoc filling in. The first #1 I'm sure I remember is Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick from Jan 1979, just after I'd turned 2. I certainly loved Pink Floyd's decade-ending #1 too. Coincidentally, the f...
by JimBentley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39810

Re: Deathwatch 2017

1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits 2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits 3. James Laverty - 224 points - 4 hits 4. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits 5. Gavin Chipper - 126 points - 2 hits 6. Thomas Carey - 109 points - 2 hits 7. Andy McGurn - 80 points - 2 hits 8. Marc Meakin - 56 points - 1 hit 9. Ben W...
by JimBentley
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 22748

Re: Music

Much more than unlikely than a single week at number one is that One Dance by Drake was number one for 15 consecutive weeks in 2016, which is just one fewer than the consecutive record held by Bryan Adams's (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. It's not just that I think fairly unmemorable; I also nev...
by JimBentley
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: How much do you weigh?

How meta would it be if it the phrase "cold squeezing" actually ended up in the dictionary as a legitimate phrase and it's origin came from a website whose object is essentially obsessing about what gets to be included in the dictionary? I want to encourage as many people as possible to continue to...
by JimBentley
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 64975

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why is there such a concept as "supermodel"? Of all the jobs that exist, model must be right down near the bottom of the list when it comes to the potential to be super at it. I'd be more likely to call a dustman super. It's just money, isn't it? A "supermodel" is a model who makes tens or hundreds...
by JimBentley
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: How much do you weigh?

I did just have a big lunch of loads of soup and some bread, so I'll let you know what difference it makes later on when I've had a poo. If anybody else wants to update their weights after poos, that'd be cool. Also when do you weigh the least, is it first thing in the morning? I know this is suppo...
by JimBentley
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 342
Views: 55564

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I've got that on cassette single (I've got all the KLF singles in the same format, in fact). Bet there's nobody else here who can say that. ...are those tapes worth loads? I saw something on the YouTube comments about them deleting all their back catalogue from UK sale when they retired. Unfortunat...
by JimBentley
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: How much do you weigh?

Actually, at the top there, can I see that it's got two USB ports? Maybe it truly is multipurose after all. Aren't they just buttons? They are, the one on the left toggles between kgs and lbs and the one on the right is a tare (reset to zero) button. Honestly, as shoddy cheap (about £3 including de...
by JimBentley
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: How much do you weigh?

I'm somewhere between 11 stone (70kg) and 11 stone 7 pounds (73kg), depending on how much I've been eating and drinking. I've been down to about 9 stone at one point (but I did look a bit skeletal and unwell at that point) and up to about 13 stone (when I was really drinking a lot). I think I'm abou...
by JimBentley
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 342
Views: 55564

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
Speaking of last trains, I'll give you this free - it's better than anything you'll get from wasters like Bieber or Swift nowadays.
I've got that on cassette single (I've got all the KLF singles in the same format, in fact). Bet there's nobody else here who can say that.
by JimBentley
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 15427

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Been thinking about this a bit more - and although I'm a bit out of touch with current goings-on - I don't think this'll be done anytime soon. I was holding off commenting on this until Zarte had finished his run, because if anyone was going to do it with the current dictionary, my money would have ...
by JimBentley
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39810

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I really didn't envisage me posting again on this topic so soon, but Jim Bowen makes it two for today: current updated standings: 1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits 2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits 3. James Laverty - 224 points - 4 hits 4. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits 5. Thomas Carey - 109 poin...
by JimBentley
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39810

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Finally Gavin gets one! Surprising, as I thought his list was pretty good (except Cher, who is now mainly made of plastic and will probably never die). Current standings: 1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits 2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits 3. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits 4. James Laverty - 159 p...
by JimBentley
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 121
Views: 12463

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

But what do you do if someone has a condition and genuinely takes medication for it and not because of any performance-enhancing effects, but then gets an advantage anyway? This is still unfair in my book, which is why I don't think medical exemptions should exist at all - allow everyone or no-one ...
by JimBentley
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 121
Views: 12463

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Some interesting stuff today about Bradley Wiggins and his asthma medication. I do wonder what cheating in a sport has got to do with MPs though. Haven't they got their actual job to do? Also, if a medication for some illness does have performance-enhancing effects generally, then it should be avai...
by JimBentley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 27571

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:42 pm
Blakey
Bit late with that one! He died in 2015, unless he was resurrected and has died again, of course.
by JimBentley
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39810

Re: Deathwatch 2017

OK, as per the other thread, it's the all-new Deathwatch 2017 Unlimited! Turns out I had missed a couple of deaths from last year, oddly enough both picked by Sean D. (Gord Downie and Jalal Talabani) - sorry Sean. Current standings: 1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits 2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits...
by JimBentley
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2084

Re: Oscars 2018

Looking at this year's odds, it's pretty prohibitive in all the major categories due to there being an overwhelming favourite in almost all of them. Best Actor: Gary Oldman is 1/33, everyone else pretty much whatever price you want; Best Actress: Frances McDormand is 1/16, with Saoirse Ronan the onl...
by JimBentley
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 27571

Re: Deathwatch 2018

So no rollover then ? Sure, I can continue the 2017 version without a cutoff. Until everyone's choices have died, or until I've died, whichever comes first. I'll have to check to see if I've missed any deaths from these first couple of months, though (don't think I have but you never know). I'll po...
by JimBentley
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 27571

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Who picked Billy Graham then ?
Sean D. had him last year. "One year out!" as Ken Bruce would say.
by JimBentley
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2084

Re: Oscars 2018

My tip for the best film Oscar is the Shape of Water, a truly stunning film. I'm guessing you've already heard about the allegations of plagiarism that have been levelled against "The Shape Of Water", Marc? What do you think? http://hollywoodnerd.com/did-the-shape-of-water-plagiarize-the-paul-zinde...
by JimBentley
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 121330

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I wish I could remember my dreams in detail, but I never do. It's frustrating because often I'll wake up after a really exciting dream and remember bits of it in great detail, but a couple of seconds later, it's gone. I might remember the gist of it, like certain concepts that were involved, but as ...
by JimBentley
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Re. my last insanely long message, it was indeed the original Ted that I was thinking of, as I watched Ted 2 last night and it was nowhere near as good. There's no way I'd have been affected emotionally by that in any way, no matter how many drugs I'd taken. It was far too obvious in its attempts to...
by JimBentley
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 4044

Re: Cooking

I don't really like following recipes, I just can't be bothered with all that faff. I might read a recipe to get the basic gist of it, if it's something I've never made before, but that's about as far as it goes. Sometimes it's fun to try new things but to be honest, I tend to fall back on stuff tha...
by JimBentley
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I really enjoyed this. New thread, drugs you've been taking lately? Why, thank-you! To be honest though, I'm not sure such a thread would be such a good idea. It's OK for old farts like me to go on about such stuff, because I don't really care who knows, but I'm not sure that this sort of "full dis...
by JimBentley
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched "Ted" earlier on Channel 4 (actually Channel 4+1, I got in too late to catch the start on normal C4). Now, I've seen it before and remember enjoying it a lot (of which more later), but I was never sure how much of that was because it was any good, or funny, or whatever. I'm pretty sure I mai...
by JimBentley
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Probably won't interest many but....
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: Probably won't interest many but....

The best song won this evening..... I agree, although I'm a bit biased as I stuck a few quid on SuRie as soon as I saw how her odds were plummeting. I've never seen anything quite like it betting-wise. The heavy favourite before anyone sang (Asanda) went from 1/2 to 8/11 to evens while she was sing...
by JimBentley
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 192
Views: 35094

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I know it's a few years old now, but I saw What We Do In The Shadows a few weeks ago and it was joyous. One of the funniest films I've ever seen, everything about it is pitch-perfect.
by JimBentley
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 4379

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

Also, while we're talking about Carol, have I posted this before? If I haven't, that's pretty remiss of me. http://www.fahnn.co.uk/images/Carol.jpg I don't think this was one of her commercial opportunities, I think they just used her picture without consent, which makes it funnier. Oh, and don't tr...
by JimBentley
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 167
Views: 27080

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

This doesn't really fit here, but doesn't exactly deserve a new topic ("possibly not obvious things you've just found out"). I've always detested the smell of melted cheese, especially melted Parmesan cheese. I thought it smelled like vomit and would only eat it under duress. It was pretty much the ...
by JimBentley
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 4379

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

It's so genuinely weird to read stuff about Countdown that's written by people who grew up with Vorderman. In the few episodes I've seen with her in, she is *absolutely unbearable*, yet there's a whole generation that sees her as a presenting icon. Crazy. I am somebody who grew up with Carol and pa...
by JimBentley
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 2470

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

Or the last week in September if you work in retail When I first started working in wholesale (1999), it wasn't unusual to start ordering Xmas stuff in June or July, as it took about 8-10 weeks for containers of Xmas-related tat to arrive from the Far East. This would bring them into the country fo...