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by Mark James
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 219
Views: 49464

Re: Coincidence

I have all the episodes on dvd and I have a dvd/vcr combo thing but the dvd tray mechanism is broken and won't open but the vcr is fine. So both of us have the means to watch each others copies but neither of us can watch our own. Coincidence?
by Mark James
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 219
Views: 49464

Re: Coincidence

JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:This was the biggest coincidence ever.
I wonder what the biggest coincidence ever could be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d4wPaBNryA
by Mark James
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 181793

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I went to a dream interpreter once. What they do is essentially cold reading. You end up telling them what you think the dream is about but at first it seems like they told you. When I came out of the session I thought it was cool but the more I thought about the more i realised she didn't actually ...
by Mark James
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Twitter: Is it just a load of crap?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Twitter: Is it just a load of crap?

Was never interested in it personally. Restricting yourself to 140 characters just seemed pointless. Don't see how you could have any worthwhile debate with such a low number to work with.

(wouldn't have been able to post the above for example)
by Mark James
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 4597

Re: Best ever televised game?

My first game was great but mainly because of the tie I was wearing.
by Mark James
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 7675

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Here's another of those list things where they try and determine the best games of all time. Definitive lists like this are almost impossible to compile so I've not an awful lot to complain about. I'd certainly agree that Tetris should be no.1. The biggest complaint would be Mortal Kombat getting i...
by Mark James
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 252
Views: 79166

Re: What films have you watched lately?

http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/23/quiz-how-many-of-the-100-best-films-of-the-21st-century-have-you-seen-6086105/ Only seen 17 and didn't like a third of them. There's also some I've seen bits of but not the whole film. Loads on the list I have no intention of seeing and some biggies I think should be on...
by Mark James
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 27927

Re: Music

American Football are back it seems. No longer will they be able to be featured on the list of great bands who only had one album (if you heaven't heard said album you should check it out). Their new song is top stuff too https://soundcloud.com/american-football
by Mark James
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 3018

Re: The Mandela Effect

I loved the Berenstein (stain apparently) bears as a kid and still have some of the books to show Indra. I assumed it must be an American thing because I hadn't heard of them, which is quite interesting in itself (in that it shows my appalling cultural bias for a start). Were they a big thing in th...
by Mark James
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 3018

Re: The Mandela Effect

And I guessed the doomsday cult one. This is actually one of the ones that I knew instantly, despite (I think) it being one of the ones that the majority of people taking the test get wrong. Maybe it just stuck in my head for being so ridiculous a thing (Branch Davidians) - seemingly unrelated to a...
by Mark James
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 3018

Re: The Mandela Effect

I would have got 18 but mixed up the amount of missions with the amount of people who walked on the moon. I also had no idea on the blood type question. Most of the stuff was stuff I knew people tend to get wrong. Only the Berenstain Bears thing freaks me out because it's the clearest memory I have ...
by Mark James
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 3018

Re: The Mandela Effect

http://www.doquizzes.com/QRVR3A

This is pretty cool. I got 16/22.
by Mark James
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeoGussr
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: GeoGussr

The best score I ever got on this was by googling the name of the company that featured on a logo on the side of a truck in the picture that I could just about make out. It was in Portland, Oregon if remember correctly. I don't like to do stuff like that, it doesn't seem in the spirit of the thing,...
by Mark James
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeoGussr
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: GeoGussr

The best score I ever got on this was by googling the name of the company that featured on a logo on the side of a truck in the picture that I could just about make out. It was in Portland, Oregon if remember correctly.
by Mark James
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 1234
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: 1234

JimBentley wrote:The end. If you entered, you'll have received a PM; if not, why are you even reading this?

Your participation has been appreciated.
I was still reading because I was expecting a countdown to 01, not for you to stop at 03. What a gyp!
by Mark James
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 2801

Re: Olympics

RTE are on fire at the minute.

http://www.rte.ie/can-you-beat-nikitin/
by Mark James
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 2801

Re: Olympics

The Irish boxer's interview after his dodgy loss has been the best thing about the Olympics so far. There was also a brilliant tweet from RTE who said there was change in the scheduled programming. Instead of the Olympics they'd be switching over to Crimewatch to discuss the fight.
by Mark James
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you have any unusual habits?
Replies: 39
Views: 4880

Re: Do you have any unusual habits?

Every time I turn my PC off I sing the chorus to the song "Shakedown" by Bob Seger from the Beverly Hills Cop 2 soundtrack but I replace the word shakedown with shut down. There's one I don't do anymore because I injured myself but when I was frustrated playing FIFA I used to punch myself in the leg...
by Mark James
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 2801

Re: Olympics

The BBC red button coverage is equally bad as it doesn't seem to offer a choice; it's like guesswork what's going to be on there. So I'm just watching on the website now, there's about ten times as much that you can watch live on there and crucially you can actually choose what you want to watch. T...
by Mark James
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 252
Views: 79166

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Keep remembering films I've watched recently (within the last month or so). I really didn't think I'd actually watched this many. Minions: Way better than I expected. 8/10 Lethal Weapon 2: Buddy coppery at it's best. 9/10 (the scene in the South African embassy is the funniest scene of any movie as ...
by Mark James
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 37
Views: 2801

Re: Olympics

I've flicked on to the channels covering it but none of the events featured so far have made me stay on the channel for too long. Watched about ten minutes of the Irish hockey team. Never been too into the Olympics really.
by Mark James
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 252
Views: 79166

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched some crackers recently. Some I'd seen before but some I watched for the first time. Unforgiven: Slightly overrated but still quality. 8/10 Django Unchained: Tarantino back to his best. 9/10 Terminator 2: Almost perfect. Cast is amazing. 9/10 Rear Window: I love anything Hitchcock does. 10/10...
by Mark James
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 519
Views: 93748

Re: Politics in General

I was hoping for at last some response, in particular from: A more interesting question would be "what if there was no government for five years?" This would be a lot more significant, as it would involve the dissolution of not just Parliament, but also all the government departments (so no tax col...
by Mark James
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 115841

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

This is almost not a question and it's not something I've "always" wanted to know because it's kind of a new thing but what is with the whole "woke" concept? Apparently woke is now an adjective in young people's vernacular. Now i've always been one of these people who don't care for people who comp...
by Mark James
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 115841

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

This is almost not a question and it's not something I've "always" wanted to know because it's kind of a new thing but what is with the whole "woke" concept? Apparently woke is now an adjective in young people's vernacular. Now i've always been one of these people who don't care for people who compl...
by Mark James
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 252
Views: 79166

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Sicario: Gorgeously shot but average story. 6/10
by Mark James
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 120522

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Watched most of the new season of Bojack Horseman. It's pretty cool. Not as funny as other comedies but still funny enough and really well written. Also I'm considering re-watching Narcos. It's amazing.
by Mark James
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 32515

Re: Religion

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:Bumped .
Did anyone see Mr Robot this week.
Elliot's rant at the bible group Waa priceless
No. What is it?
It's this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQi4gDrqtj8

I'd hardly describe it as priceless. It's nothing that hasn't been said hundreds of times before.
by Mark James
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Replies: 105
Views: 9179

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Another new series has just started, this time hosted by Alyson Hannigan. Here's the first episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeeY6CsIUt8
by Mark James
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EURO 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

Re: EURO 2016

No doubt other Bookies will be offering better odds than Paddy Power,Jim, but with them, I have had £30 @ 7/2 Payet to score at anytime, £20 France to score a penalty @ 17/2 (will probably get one and miss it!) £20 on Portugal to get a Red Card @ 13/2. The 11/10 France to win in 90 minutes didn't r...
by Mark James
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 556
Views: 161004

Re: Is Apterous down?

it was coming and going all night. I kept getting disconnected but was able to reconnect after a while.
by Mark James
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 83575

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Jennifer Steadman wrote:We're due a shock winner. Don't know who that will be (Ukraine or Turkey, maybe?), but I'd like to see Iceland win it because they're tiny and it would be such a lovely story.
Iceland are my outside bet too. I liked the look of them in the qualifiers.
by Mark James
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 11311

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Marc Meakin wrote:Another thread I think would be interesting, is : Books you would like to see made into a film
Mine would be the Wasp Factory or Dice Man.
Agree with the Dice Man. There's been a film of it in development for years but it doesn't look like going anywhere.
by Mark James
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 11311

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Marc Meakin wrote:If you was a darts player/wrestler/boxer , what music would you make your entrance with
I would use Chumbawambas I get knocked down
Great question. I'd go for Do the Evolution by Pearl Jam.
by Mark James
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 7640

Re: IMDB top 250

There is also a list of the Bottom 100 rated films: http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom I have only seen one - Epic Movie - at it remains the only film where I have walked out of the cinema. I actually haven't seen any of them which I found surprising considering I have a penchant for those terrible c...
by Mark James
Fri May 27, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 7640

Re: IMDB top 250

By the way, I think Wolf of Wall Street is overrated. I'm not upset that it's lower down than Snatch. It should be even lower.
by Mark James
Fri May 27, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 7640

Re: IMDB top 250

How Many Have You Seen- 95/250 Favourites- So many to choose from but I'll say Die Hard, The Sting and Usual Suspects as they tend to crop up the most when I discuss favourite films. Least Favourites- Kill Bill, Dark Knight, The Matrix. Overrated- 2001 A Space Odyssey, Snatch was way too high on the...
by Mark James
Wed May 25, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?
Replies: 10
Views: 1678

Re: Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?

For me Co:Lin was kind of a holiday but I'll say Glasgow was my last proper one. I went over to play in a charity football match. It was an Ireland/Germany team vs a Scotland team and we got to play at Celtic's old training ground. My next holiday will be the rematch in Munich with Ireland/Scotland ...
by Mark James
Tue May 17, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 83575

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Andy Wilson wrote:Come on ye boys in green.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvm5bfQJOGU
Nice one. This actually came up as a suggested post on my facebook feed.
by Mark James
Fri May 06, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: US Politics
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: US Politics

What do people suspect would actually happen if Trump came to power? There a tiny part of me that would actually like to see how he gets on.
by Mark James
Mon May 02, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 592
Views: 113511

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who share stuff from the "Humans of New York" facebook page. What the hell is that all about?
by Mark James
Sun May 01, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Callum's monthly pub quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Re: Post-Co:Leeds Quiz

Yep, it's tough. Only got a pathetic 25.
by Mark James
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 24773

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I'll say one thing for Beyonce. She hasn't even died and she's taken all the attention away from Grange Hill's Mark Farmer and Hi-Di-Hi's Barry Howard.
by Mark James
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 24773

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Totally in agreement with Mark (D) on all of this. Whatever you think of her music, she's indisputably one of the most influential and innovative figures in pop culture. Even if she is that's still an indictment on the culture. Look, Crazy in Love was a monster tune and I enjoyed it. Single Ladies ...
by Mark James
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 27927

Re: Music

Haven't liked much of Weezer's output in years but the two tracks I've heard from their new album are a return to form, especially King of the World.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyBIQjU2Lk
by Mark James
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 24773

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Mark Deeks wrote:Beyonce's gotta be up there. She is basically this generation's Prince.
She may be, but that's more of a damming indictment on this generation than in anyway praise for Beyonce. I'm seriously disappointed with this generation if she's the best it can do.
by Mark James
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 592
Views: 113511

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who write to Susie Dent to ask about the origin of some word or saying, when they could just Google it. (If these people really exist and aren't made up by the show.) Frak. Apparently, I am officially Not To Be Trusted. Unlucky. OK, I'll allow that such people are to be trusted if they write...
by Mark James
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 592
Views: 113511

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who link to click bait articles on facebook. I don't mind the odd Buzzfeed quiz but any article that uses the phrase "you won't believe what happened next" in the headline is an abomination. Also, people who mindlessly share "facts" on Facebook without even stopping to wonder whether they ar...
by Mark James
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 592
Views: 113511

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who link to click bait articles on facebook. I don't mind the odd Buzzfeed quiz but any article that uses the phrase "you won't believe what happened next" in the headline is an abomination.
by Mark James
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone recognise this guy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1742

Re: Anyone recognise this guy?

If you obscure his hair he actually looks like Chris Packham a bit.
by Mark James
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone recognise this guy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1742

Re: Anyone recognise this guy?

JimBentley wrote:Nothing to do with the last one (I never did get to find out who he was), but this is fun for people of a certain age. Who do you think this is? It's a recent photo.

Image
Pretty sure it's Dexter Fletcher.
by Mark James
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: US Politics
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: US Politics

I'm not 100% sure how (or why) it works but a third person candidate has virtually no hope. Trump could have run as an independent too but without your name on either the republican or democratic ticket you won't win. Here's a good video on the stupidity of the electoral college https://www.youtube....
by Mark James
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: BT Sport miss an open goal.....
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: BT Sport miss an open goal.....

And to be fair I've probably fed the troll but screw it.
by Mark James
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: BT Sport miss an open goal.....
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: BT Sport miss an open goal.....

On their Freeview Showcase Channel (59) they could easily have put on the Liverpool v Manchester United Europa League clash and got millions tuning in, Could they though? There are all sorts of deals done that may restrict which matches can be shown free to air. Often times in Ireland a channel tha...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Previous appearances?
Replies: 14
Views: 2680

Re: Previous appearances?

Damien told me the usual waiting period to reapply is 10 years. How did Dan get back on after only 4 years, then? Because usual doesn't mean absolute. Obviously there are people who have not had to wait that long but he basically said it to me that 10 years was a decent rule of thumb. It wasn't an ...
by Mark James
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Previous appearances?
Replies: 14
Views: 2680

Re: Previous appearances?

Damien told me the usual waiting period to reapply is 10 years.
by Mark James
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Electronic music
Replies: 26
Views: 2870

Re: Electronic music

Recently found out about the genre Synthwave. It's bloody top. Fav artist so far is Dance with the Dead. Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEtsFqCY1LY.
by Mark James
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 7675

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

He was a writer for kids TV alright. Think he might still be. If you get a chance you should read the articles about his time at teletext, the shit that went on was both hilarious and tragic at the same time.
by Mark James
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 7675

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Just wanted to promote Digitiser2000 the online reboot of the old teletext gaming magazine. Even if you have no interest in video games its still one of the funniest reads on the internet. Mr. Biffo's humor is amazing and it's one of the few places to highlight the ongoing issue of swan/swan attacks...
by Mark James
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 10-00 pm BBC2 Tonight. STEWART LEE'S COMEDY VEHICLE
Replies: 24
Views: 2423

Re: 10-00 pm BBC2 Tonight. STEWART LEE'S COMEDY VEHICLE

Haven't watched comedy vehicle yet, forgot (essentially the same as "missed it" but more stupid). He's excellent but always treads a thin line between very clever and pretty annoying. There were some excellent comedians on that show Mark. Josie Long? Not one of them. Some decent ones but I wouldn't...