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by JimBentley
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1073

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...
by JimBentley
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

No-one's mentioned the Young brothers? It is a bit of a coincidence them dying within a month of one another but it's not a connection I'd expect most people to make. Malcolm I would perhaps expected to have got a comment on here, what with AC/DC and that, but George? Not so much. I knew who he was...
by JimBentley
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 217
Views: 14544

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Apparently it's at least partly based on which robots are ready when. Which is why some episodes end up more heavily loaded with top robots, as they actually know what they're doing. Wouldn't that only make sense if the loaded heat was the first of the series? Also, I got the feeling that they were...
by JimBentley
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Charles Manson and Jana Novotna.
I was amazed nobody had Manson, I could have sworn someone did. But they didn't.

Anyway, we're entering the Zone of Death (aka December) soon and I'm expecting movement on the leaderboard. This thing is not yet over.
by JimBentley
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 31595

Re: Politics in General

And it's a shame that Jeremy Corbyn has decided to react in the same way as all the other sheep. Couldn't agree more, it was disappointing. I kind of understand why though, this gets it out of the way quicker than him having to then do a bunch of follow-ups explaining why, which would then all be e...
by JimBentley
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

And now Hugh Hefner; standings @ 28/09/17:

1. Mark Deeks: 263
2. Jim Bentley: 203
3. James Laverty: 159
4. Thomas Carey: 109
5. Andy McGurn: 80
6. Marc Meakin: 56
7. Ben Wilson: 53
8. Euan Slatter: 28
by JimBentley
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

James Laverty wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Jake Lamotta died today. Another one for Deeks....
He's running away with it!

@ 21/09/17:

1. Mark Deeks: 263
2. James Laverty: 159
3. Jim Bentley: 135
4. Andy McGurn: 80
5. Marc Meakin: 56
6. Thomas Carey: 55
7. Euan Slatter: 28
8. Ben Wilson: 24
by JimBentley
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 10951

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The noise made when clicking your fingers is the sound of the finger hitting your palm not the finger and thumb rubbing together. Yes, I love this one! I never used to be able to click my fingers until I figured this out. Nowadays of course, my finger-snaps are much sought-after by all the top popu...
by JimBentley
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Sorry for the delay, only just got around to updating this. With the death of Brucey, some movement has occurred on the leaderboard: 1. Mark Deeks: 213 2. James Laverty: 159 3. Jim Bentley: 135 4. Andy McGurn: 80 5. Marc Meakin: 56 6. Thomas Carey: 55 7. Euan Slatter: 28 8. Ben Wilson: 24 It's hotti...
by JimBentley
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...
Replies: 18
Views: 3951

Re: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...

I don't mean to state the obvious but the strategy has already been formulated: TLDR: practise. WJS (What Jono Said) is the market leader in this area. This strategy has highly customisable performance metrics in all measured capacities and is thought to be the most useful generalised approach. Hist...
by JimBentley
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Genuinely sad that Chester from Linkin Park has died Blimey Marc, you're full of surprises! Never had you down as a Linkin Park fan. Random music fact: they wanted to be called Lincoln Park, but www.lincolnpark.com was taken, so they changed it to Linkin Park. I can't pretend that I ever liked his ...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

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by JimBentley
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 77
Views: 7096

Re: TENNIS

I think Federer's two grand slam titles this year make his claim for greatest ever stronger than it was before. As I alluded to before, Nadal had generally had the better of him in grand slam finals, so winning the Australian Open against Nadal definitely makes a difference. And Nadal is still play...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will an 'ordinary' person ever win a series again?
Replies: 74
Views: 3578

Re: Will an 'ordinary' person ever win a series again?

Then we have good old Carl Williams, who narrowly lost to Graeme Cole in the final. I don't know if this is just me misremembering things, but I have this recollection of Carl Williams actually being on apterous shortly after those finals were broadcast. He didn't play any games as far as I know bu...
by JimBentley
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will an 'ordinary' person ever win a series again?
Replies: 74
Views: 3578

Re: Will an 'ordinary' person ever win a series again?

Then we have good old Carl Williams, who narrowly lost to Graeme Cole in the final. I don't know if this is just me misremembering things, but I have this recollection of Carl Williams actually being on apterous shortly after those finals were broadcast. He didn't play any games as far as I know bu...
by JimBentley
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

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I'm not going to hog everything, promise.
by JimBentley
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Well, since this thread looks like it may have run its course This is a marathon, not a sprint. Too right. And it needs to continue for at least a few more years so that you can point out that the image that I posted for "5234" was the same one that I posted for "963" five years previously, because...
by JimBentley
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Nah, there's no reason this thread can't continue forever.

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by JimBentley
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 11196

Re: EU Referendum

Interesting statistic . 13.5% of Brexiters have changed their mind Do you have a source for this though? I saw a poll on one of the political shows this morning (Peston, I think) which suggested that the remain:leave percentages were currently standing at (an amazingly coincidental) 48:52, so maybe...
by JimBentley
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

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by JimBentley
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Seems I'm the only one interested in this, which surprises me a bit. Ah well.

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If nobody does the obvious 15, I think this thread can be closed.
by JimBentley
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

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by JimBentley
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

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by JimBentley
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Can I do two in a row? I'll remove it if it's against the rules.

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by JimBentley
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 7917

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

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by JimBentley
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

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Adam West dead at 88.

Genuinely sad about this.
by JimBentley
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

I'm actually quite cool with the outcome. It's not ideal, in that the Conservatives are still the largest party and are still in charge, but other than that pretty much everything went the way I would have wanted. I freely admit to being a Corbyn fanboy and I'm really gratified that - despite the be...
by JimBentley
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:32 pm
Got it from http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic. ... 60#p170417 - is that something else?
Yeah, that was a list of people Marc thought were dead but were still alive.
by JimBentley
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Three of us picked Peter Sallis, 24 for the death at age 96, but I picked him first, so a 25 point bonus there. STANDINGS AS OF RIGHT NOW: 1. Mark Deeks: 149 2. Jim Bentley: 135 3. James Laverty: 128 4. Andy McGurn: 56 5. Thomas Carey: 55 6. Euan Slatter: 28 7=. Marc Meakin: 24 7=. Ben Wilson: 24 A...
by JimBentley
Mon May 29, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Blue Peter legend, John Noakes has died he was 83 My second hit of the year, much sadder about this one though. You're on a bit of a roll now...watch out Javier Perez de Cuellar, that's all I can say! Standings @ 29/05/2017: 1. Jim Bentley: 135 2. James Laverty: 128 3. Mark Deeks: 100 4. Andy McGur...
by JimBentley
Fri May 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

James Laverty wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Brady's dead....
He is indeed...

Standings @ 19/05/2017:

1. Jim Bentley: 135
2. Mark Deeks: 100
3. James Laverty: 66
4. Andy McGurn: 56
5. Thomas Carey: 55
6. Euan Slatter: 28
by JimBentley
Tue May 09, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

I wonder if you're allocating more of the UKIP vote to the Tories that I am - that's the big variable to my mind. Also, the Tory resurgence in Scotland I think is more notable than you have. Agree with Anglesey and Bristol West though. Yes, I think you're right on all those, so I've made a few chan...
by JimBentley
Mon May 08, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

Using a bit of guesstimation based on last week's results, I've now got the Tories at about 375, Labour about 170, Lib Dems ~20, Greens 2, SNP down below 50, UKIP lol. Tory majority of around 100. About 60 seats changing hands, mostly away from Labour. Long way to go yet, but Corbyn needs to work v...
by JimBentley
Sun May 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

No No Wise words there from Thomas. Anybody got any thoughts about the local/mayoral elections last week? Major shock here in the Tees Valley mayoral election, with the Conservative candidate narrowly winning (even though the local Labour-dominated councils are much-criticised, Labour candidate Sue...
by JimBentley
Fri May 05, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 12:17 pm
Noel Mc wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am


It's an Alison Krauss song. Ronan Keating hasn't got any songs.
Never heard 'Life is a Rollercoaster'? Quality tune
He didn't write it.
Yes, it was Greg whatsit out of the New Radicals, wasn't it? Which presumably explains why it sounds almost exactly like "You Get What You Give".
by JimBentley
Thu May 04, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

I'm not convinced that it pulled up other people's performances. I mean, other British 400m runners might not have had Koch or Kratochvilova to compete against, but they've still often had plenty of runners faster than them to pull them up. If you're running 51 seconds, I don't see why someone runn...
by JimBentley
Thu May 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

This is actually quite an interesting phenomenon in itself. To return to the women's 400m, when the likes of Marita Koch and Jarmila Kratochvilova (I know, I'm absolutely obsessed with these two in particular*) were posting their drug-assisted times in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it actually pu...
by JimBentley
Thu May 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

This is actually quite an interesting phenomenon in itself. To return to the women's 400m, when the likes of Marita Koch and Jarmila Kratochvilova (I know, I'm absolutely obsessed with these two in particular*) were posting their drug-assisted times in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it actually pu...
by JimBentley
Thu May 04, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

...Kathy Cook's 49.40s was set around that time because she was competing against them. It's still the British record and I don't think she was cheating. If my memory (backed up by Wikipedia) is correct, Cook's British record was 49.43. This was surpassed by Christine Ohuruogu's 49.41 at the 2013 W...
by JimBentley
Wed May 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Remember kids: DRUGS ARE BAD. Can I have yours then? I've run out. I'd love to help you out, but since the Psychoactive Substances Act, it's become a hell of a job getting hold of them (for research purposes only, of course). I've made a rod for my own back really; having "researched" so many in th...
by JimBentley
Wed May 03, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

By the way, I don't think there's any chance of this happening. I think it's just posturing for whatever reason. It's also just an idea that's come out of European Athletics, and not something that's originated from the IAAF, who would be the arbiters of this. Agreed, it's pretty unlikely to gain a...
by JimBentley
Wed May 03, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 10:08 am
But yes, I actually for once find myself in complete agreement with you.
For once? I was under the impression we agreed on quite a lot of things.
by JimBentley
Tue May 02, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

In light of this - and with the World Championships barely a month away - I think it's time to resurrect this thread. For those who just want a very quick precis: a proposal has been made that all World and European athletics records set prior to 2005 should be erased from the record books (weirdly,...
by JimBentley
Tue May 02, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 115
Views: 6633

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Haha as if! I was about to post something about this. In fact, I'm going to do so RIGHT NOW.
by JimBentley
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Google search keyphrases
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: Google search keyphrases

So searching for these terms puts your website at the top? I would try it out, but I might get some sort of record. No, it's any sort of hit at all, but I think the search result has to be clicked through to the site to appear in the list. Possibly. I'm not really sure how it all works, to be honest.
by JimBentley
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Google search keyphrases
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: Google search keyphrases

Haven't updated this in a while, so thought I'd take a look to see what hot new trends people (well, I say 'people', but looking at some of these I can't really be certain) are searching for. Naturally, there's the usual sex-related stuff...hell, who am I kidding, it's pretty much all sex-related: -...
by JimBentley
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 143
Views: 8884

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

I was reading yesterday about Joey Barton's 18 month FA ban for his dodgy football bets . Here's a flavour of some of the bets that got him into trouble: http://i.imgur.com/e6w9Pmg.jpg A couple of things struck me about the whole sorry affair. First, I would have expected the bets to be larger than ...
by JimBentley
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

...a Socialist Yes, god help us if the people actually doing the work get any kind of ownership of the fruits of their labour. Far better that the profits remain in the hands of a few people at the top of the tree. After all, they know best, don't they? And we wouldn't want the plebs getting above ...
by JimBentley
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

It's being reported that Corbyn won't be participating in TV debates if May doesn't. Why on earth? I'm struggling to think of any way to see how this isn't the stupidest tactical decision I've ever heard. I agree, I think it's a mistake. But I can kind of see the rationale behind the decision; this...
by JimBentley
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

It annoys me how much of a free ride Theresa May has had as leader. And just to reinforce this point, the most trenchant political commentary (and pretty much the only anti-May narrative) that I've seen on TV this week came from the participants on Gogglebox last night. That's right, Gogglebox. Som...
by JimBentley
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

It annoys me how much of a free ride Theresa May has had as leader. It was just decided before she was leader that she was a "safe pair of hands" and that's just stuck. Me too. Not even Thatcher at the peak of her popularity got this level of media sycophancy. And at least Thatcher, for all her fau...
by JimBentley
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

This seems pretty arrogant even for T. May: Theresa May says no to general election TV debates Presumably there's nothing stopping debates being arranged anyway? The other party leaders could hardly turn them down now and the Conservatives could be represented by a balloon on a string with a frowny ...
by JimBentley
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7393

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

Sorry I'm late to the party but I had so much ELECTION FEVER yesterday I couldn't type properly! Anyway, should be interesting. The consensus opinion seems to be that the Conservatives will be re-elected with a much-increased majority, but I wonder if that's going to happen? There are only so many s...
by JimBentley
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music connection question
Replies: 60
Views: 6340

Re: Music connection question

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:14 am
Nice, particularly the David Cameron one.

But isn't it Axl Rose?
I think it's actually William Axl Rose, but he's always been best known as Axl, so I guess it's fine if soundalikes are OK (similarly John Leslie - Lesley Josephs only works if homophones count).
by JimBentley
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Possibly not a great surprise but Emma Marano - formerly the world's oldest person - has died today at the age of 117. I think this also means that the only people who are living now were born in or after 1900 (but will have to check that out). Standings @ 15/04/2017: 1. Jim Bentley: 135 2. Mark Dee...
by JimBentley
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

The legendary Chuck Berry has died aged 90 I must admit, I thought I'd got Chuckles on my own list, but it turns out the only one of us to actually nominate the old cunt was Thomas - well done sir! Standings @ 19/03/2017: 1. Jim Bentley: 135 2. Mark Deeks: 100 3. Andy McGurn: 56 4. Thomas Carey: 55
by JimBentley
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21219

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mary Tyler Moore's croaked it. One off Jim's list. Just seen it myself. Points update on way (just for completeness, you understand). Standings @ 25/01/17: 1. Jim Bentley: 45 + 40 + 25 + 25 (2 x bonus) = 135 points Sorry everyone. I'm alarming myself now with my precognitive abilities. If another o...
by JimBentley
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 7329

Re: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

I know someone's going to ask "What if the consonant pile on my table has, say, five Qs in it? Am I not allowed to remove any? What about three Qs? Two?" My "you are the ref" take on this would be to show the deck to the organiser, and if they're satisfied it has a silly distribution then they can ...
by JimBentley
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 31595

Re: Politics in General

I think that a lot of arguments that politicians use (not just about the EU but generally) are fundamentally stupid arguments (or just dishonest) rather than just a difference of opinion. This is what I was getting at, but you slightly spoiled it with your bracketed caveat. Of course they're being ...
by JimBentley
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 31595

Re: Politics in General

Are all politicians who seem stupid as stupid as they seem? This is impossible to answer unless you give us the names of some politicians that you think "seem stupid", because whilst I disagree profoundly with the views of many (OK, most) politicians, I can't think of one that I would call "stupid"...