Search found 1133 matches

by Mark James
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 68511

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Congrats Ireland. Assume we're not that fussed about shocking handball decisions in qualifier play-offs now? I was never fussed about the Henry situation. I was more annoyed at Paul McShane's terrible defending than Henry handling the ball. We had already had the benefit of a poor handball decision...
by Mark James
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I'm a Celebrity...........2015
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: I'm a Celebrity...........2015

Steven M. McCann wrote: he's a "Celebrity" only because of his parents,
As Karl Pilkington once said, "You could say the same about Jesus".
by Mark James
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 35823

Re: Politics in General

Does anyone remember the case of the guitarist from heavy metal band Pantera who was shot on stage and then a policeman shot the shooter? Does that count as capital punishment? For some reason I have no problem with that even though it may still have been possible to subdue the attacker rather than ...
by Mark James
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *
Replies: 100
Views: 6532

Re: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *

JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:I'd like to see a Powerpoint on these at COLIN.
I'm looking forward to this.
You know. I have never really used Powerpoint. I've probably got an old version somewhere, but I've never done anything with it.

I'd like to do something with lasers.
You should try https://prezi.com/
by Mark James
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 127
Views: 14577

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Interstellar: Some flaws but loved it. 8/10
Birdman: Keaton is great, amazing editing. 8/10
Liberal Arts: Sky info button was misleading. 5/10
Jaws: One of the best ever. 9/10
by Mark James
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44660

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Just to be clear I love both albums. Where my lack of trust comes in is that I suspect there are people (not necessarily yous) who say they think it's better just to be hip or because it was the failed album and that they are the only ones who appreciated it and thus are a better fan. The same thing...
by Mark James
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44660

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Despite singing El Scorcho in my head all day, people who think Pinkerton was a better album than the Blue album.
by Mark James
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 127
Views: 14577

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Seven - Bad guys should win more 9/10
Braveheart - Quality historical revisionist torture porn 8/10
The Sting - As Jim said but better 10/10
Primer - What was that all about? ?/10
Falling Down - Douglas underrated actor, great script 9/10
by Mark James
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you earn?
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: How much do you earn?

I don't get it either. I'm on a back to education scheme. It's the same amount as unemployment benefits so I get 188 euro a week.
by Mark James
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I'm probably missing something really obvious but, you know the circles on the threads of the forum that indicate when someone's made a new post and you haven't read it. Why does the text in the middle move on some and not on others?
by Mark James
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 5653

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Really want a PS4 to play Bloodborne but just can't afford it at the mo. Still play Dark Souls and Tetris but FIFA probably takes up most of my gaming time. Still on FIFA 14 though. Didn't think it was worth buying a newer version until I get a new console.
by Mark James
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What books have you been reading lately?
Replies: 36
Views: 2958

Re: What books have you been reading lately?

Jennifer Steadman wrote: Anyone else prefer non-fiction to fiction?
I much prefer it. Can't remember the last time I bothered with fiction.
by Mark James
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 286
Views: 25778

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Also 30 Rock is amazing too. Heard rumours there's a new season of Curb your Enthusiasm on the way too which would be great news. I think I might have mentioned it elsewhere on this forum but the best comedies of the modern era don't have laughter tracks. If a new comedy does I know I'm going to hat...
by Mark James
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 286
Views: 25778

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Mark Deeks wrote:Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish. Well written stuff.
This is one of those shows I never set out to watch but if I do watch I enjoy.
by Mark James
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 286
Views: 25778

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Narcos is top. I watched the entire thing in a day a few weeks ago. Took a while to get on with the lead guy but I couldn't stop watching it. Started to rewatch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia again. On regular television I tend to stick with quiz shows and sport. I can't explain why but I also go...
by Mark James
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Must Pop Words
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: Must Pop Words

Pretty good. It won't let me access the high scores though. I'm clicking on it and nothing happens.
by Mark James
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44660

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who say horr-nedd viper on Only Connect I would have thought that people still do it now out of a kind of tradition. At this stage I'd be upset if people didn't do it and I'd add people who didn't do it to this list because I'd feel like they were simply not doing it out of some kind of desp...
by Mark James
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 33250

Re: C4C Photo Dump

Image

Have to get me one of these. You can find this and more great stuff here http://jimllpaintit.bigcartel.com/
by Mark James
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Photo Dump
Replies: 343
Views: 33250

Re: C4C Photo Dump

I was going to send it to Private Eye but it seems it was a bit of an obvious joke as I've seen a few variations on the internet since I (thought I) had made it up. Hate it when that happens. I know what you mean. I was thoroughly convinced I was the first and only person in the world to figure out...
by Mark James
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Post a picture of your fridge
Replies: 28
Views: 1135

Re: Post a picture of your fridge

Jon Corby wrote:Is that Betty Boo on your fridge?
Don't think its her. Just looks a bit like her. Its' a Spanish flamenco dancer.
by Mark James
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Charity/Effective Altruism
Replies: 53
Views: 2236

Re: Charity/Effective Altruism

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/08/pete ... -altruism/

A friend of mine liked this article on facebook. Just wondering what you think.
by Mark James
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Post a picture of your fridge
Replies: 28
Views: 1135

Re: Post a picture of your fridge

Image

Here's my fridge. Pretty shit really except for the co:lon thing. It's the only thing that's mine. And I don't think that pizza place exists any more.
by Mark James
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 121
Views: 9335

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

The odds were that high because she hadn't decided to run in both races until a week before the games.
by Mark James
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 547
Views: 82415

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream last night where Adam Gillard was upset with me because I offered him a bite of my burger but I only let him take one literal bite. He was also complaining that I should have let him have more because he had done me a favour by passing on money I had given him to give to someone else whe...
by Mark James
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44660

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Genuinely sneezed seventeen times in a row once. Don't get why this something not be trusted since it's a completely involuntary action. I'd rather have not sneezed that much but what was I supposed to do?
by Mark James
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 125
Views: 20566

Re: Only Connect

Been ages since I made a puzzgrid. Here you go: http://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=5543
by Mark James
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Replies: 105
Views: 4692

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us

No worries. 4th episode added today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGgeyYbX7wQ
by Mark James
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Replies: 105
Views: 4692

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us

New series of this has started in the States. Saw the first three episodes on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4CUsk36z_Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBCjuYycC0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=canCK2ZUQ0Y Some good stuff and some unexplained mysteries like, what's happened to Penn? Why...
by Mark James
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When do we start to die?
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: When do we start to die?

This thread started a conversation between me and my ma. She's an alternative health moron and was giving me all these mad reasons of why we get sick and die and how death isn't supposed to happen, oxygen and magnets can cure cancer, the body's ph levels cause most illnesses and when we finally chan...
by Mark James
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When do we start to die?
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: When do we start to die?

There was an episode of QI where they said that the cells in your body are replaced, some at different rates, but that on average the cells in a human body are between 7 and 10 years old. However the cells are replaced in a aged state so I reckon you start dying when the first cell regenerates in th...
by Mark James
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quick cryptographical one
Replies: 14
Views: 1330

Re: Quick cryptographical one

Matt Morrison wrote:Just in case anyone is wondering, I obviously can't do it.
I don't even know what you're supposed to do.
by Mark James
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mo Farah.......
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: Mo Farah.......

I'm inclined to think it's a non story in the kind of way that I think all drug allegation stories are non stories since I don't really care why anyone is able to do the things the do, drug assisted or otherwise, I mean could you imagine drug tested musicians? Should Jimi Hendrix not be considered a...
by Mark James
Sat May 30, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 68511

Re: The C4C Football Thread

What I don't get is why it has taken the FAs, who know full well how corrupt FIFA is and has been, so long to disassociate from the organisation. As an Irishman with a poorly supported local league I can kind of understand why the FAI, for example, might want to still be recognised or have some sort...
by Mark James
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *
Replies: 100
Views: 6532

Re: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *

I hope I'm not steering the conversation away too much by bringing up Anarcho capitalism/libertarianism again but I saw Toby's campaign poster and one of his platforms was raising the minimum wage and I remembered this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFbYM2EDz40 that I had seen on youtube. I w...
by Mark James
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *
Replies: 100
Views: 6532

Re: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *

What's complicated about STV?
by Mark James
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *
Replies: 100
Views: 6532

Re: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *

I've always wanted to know the opinions of the people on this forum, considering how thoughtful and considerate most arguments and contributions have been put forth previously on all manner of discussions here, on the concept of anarcho capitalism. I've had some lenghty online discussions about it ...
by Mark James
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *
Replies: 100
Views: 6532

Re: The General Election of Thursday 7 May 2015 *

I've always wanted to know the opinions of the people on this forum, considering how thoughtful and considerate most arguments and contributions have been put forth previously on all manner of discussions here, on the concept of anarcho capitalism. I've had some lenghty online discussions about it o...
by Mark James
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Yeah, it's an old one. "c4countdown.co.uk" is no good, always make sure you have "www." prefixed at the front, the www version works fine for saving login details. If you're like me and you start by typing "c4" into your browser and pressing down to pick from your history, you have to watch out you...
by Mark James
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45568

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

And of course as soon as I send that message it goes again. Hahaha. I'm trying a new outlet altogether. Fingers crossed.
by Mark James
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45568

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Anyone know why my modem keeps restarting itself. The technician form my IP couldn't find anything wrong with the connection and gave us a new modem but now that one is doing it too. PC is only a few months old too. I'm pretty sure this would not be anything to do with the PC. Presumably you can ke...
by Mark James
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 45568

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Anyone know why my modem keeps restarting itself. The technician form my IP couldn't find anything wrong with the connection and gave us a new modem but now that one is doing it too. PC is only a few months old too.
by Mark James
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How come Microsoft Word knows "thta" is supposed to be "that" and automatically corrects it whereas it doesn't realize "teh" is supposed to be "the"?
by Mark James
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 990
Views: 68511

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Bradley Cates take note. That's how you write a comedy blog.
by Mark James
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Yeah, it's an old one. "c4countdown.co.uk" is no good, always make sure you have "www." prefixed at the front, the www version works fine for saving login details. If you're like me and you start by typing "c4" into your browser and pressing down to pick from your history, you have to watch out you...
by Mark James
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 21966

Re: Countdowners in the news

I now wish to live as a normal and respectable person again
Again?
by Mark James
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: ITV1 7-30pm TONIGHT ......EBOLA-ARE WE PREPARED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: ITV1 7-30pm TONIGHT ......EBOLA-ARE WE PREPARED?

The whole show is fixed.
by Mark James
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

http://www.elisabethsjoli.com/ This post was one of those "accidentally read from the bottom up" joys. When I saw nothing but a URL and noticed the domain was just a woman's name, I thought this was your excellently succinct way of asking "would you?". Make of this what you will, but my absolutely ...
by Mark James
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Sweet. Cheers. I can't believe I never recognised her from all the other stuff she's done.
by Mark James
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Without wanting to seem like a mad stalker, how would I find out who the girl in the Divine Comedy's video for the song "Bad Ambassador" is? Google isn't helping.
by Mark James
Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Two Tribes
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Two Tribes

Wasn't sure if anyone else mentioned this show. I liked it. The whole splitting people in to the tribes was kind of inconsequential (although it does create a bit of conversation between anyone who might be watching. I know I would prefeer starters to puddings (incidentally I hate that British peopl...
by Mark James
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Numbers Game Suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: Countdown Numbers Game Suggestion

I'd rather see the 4 large be mixed in with the small numbers and the contestants don't get to pick anything. Six random numbers and a random target. Probably lessesns the chance of 4 large too much and increases the chance of 6 small though. Maybe include more than one tile of each large number? Th...
by Mark James
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: THE MILLION POUND DROP
Replies: 27
Views: 3529

Re: THE MILLION POUND DROP

Mark, my point is, you would be more inclined to say female rather than male, as the answer to the question, If you KNEW for a fact, a group with 4 females in it, had won it. I'm not assuming everyone knows who won X Factor, but I'm assuming most of the ones who knew Little Mix had won it, would ha...
by Mark James
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: THE MILLION POUND DROP
Replies: 27
Views: 3529

Re: THE MILLION POUND DROP

Steven M. McCann wrote:In fact, as a test, ask your family and friends the FA Cup question!
Just asked my dad, he loves football and in fact was a football manager for years and he answered Newcastle.
by Mark James
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: THE MILLION POUND DROP
Replies: 27
Views: 3529

Re: THE MILLION POUND DROP

That was my point, Ryan, about the question been "loaded", I'm sure most people would have said female, knowing there were 4 in Little Mix! This is your problem Steven. You assume everyone will know who the fuck won X Factor. I'm pretty good at quizzes, I usually finish in the top three in every pu...
by Mark James
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 394
Views: 35823

Re: Politics in General

Surprised there's been little mention of the Scottish Independance referendum. I'm interested to know what peoples thoughts are here. I don't know too much about it but from what I have seen I think a yes vote would be a bad idea. I'm willing to be convinced otherwise though.
by Mark James
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 518
Views: 44660

Re: People you shouldn't trust

The thing that annoys me about the ice bucket challenge is the whole "you have 24 hours" thing. What's supposed to happen if I don't do it? I wouldn't mind doing it, the cold doesn't bother me, I have cold showers all the time, but I'm less likely to do something if it involves some sort of vague th...
by Mark James
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect Series 10
Replies: 21
Views: 3966

Re: Only Connect Series 10

The QI elves have a team this year. I'll be keeping an eye out for them.
by Mark James
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 488
Views: 45344

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Wasn't sure where to put this question so I stuck it here but does anyone know why recently I'm having to log in all the time despite choosing the always log me on option when I do log in?