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by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 60
Views: 7153

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Sue Sanders, Phil Makepeace.for an aborted Eggheads audition......can't remember who didn't show up.
Oliver Garner at various Scrabble Tournaments, ditto Ben Wilson.
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Finished watching The Young Offenders.
Cant praise it highly enough.
Cant remember the last time a series has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby so much.
I urge you to watch it.
Cant wait for a second series.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 32684

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Bill Maynard RIP.
Think that's one of Gevins
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

Musical firsts.
First single bought : Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell.I think it was 1970 ( pocket money saved up, I was seven )
First album bought. Rumours By Fleetwood Mac. 1977 I think
First Gig : Queen at Milton Keynes Bowl 1983
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52144

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who treat Easter like Christmas with Trees and Baubles.
John Lewis have sold loads.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: "First Ever Song" Recollection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: "First Ever Song" Recollection.

Penny Lane by the Beatles
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Kinda pissed off to find out LIMEWATER isn't valid in R7. I was so sure of it that I didn't even bother checking it. :oops:
I think LIMEWATERS is a Scrabble word
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)

I also cocked up as I was trying to make 39 * 10
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

We will just have to use word of mouth to get people to watch it . Although I would recommend not watching episode two whilst eating your dinner :) like I did. Hopefully, Netflix will buy it and promote it properly. Btw the 2016 film version of The Young Offenders is on Netflix, so I will be watchin...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Just called in here to see if anyone had mentioned The Young Offenders yet. Astonishingly, no one has. So, The Young Offenders. Also, Two Doors Down is very good. But really: The Young Offenders. Just watched the first three episodes. Fucking hilarious , and moving at times, although it took me a w...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53581

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Types of Supers : Supervisor , Superman, Superintendent, and my favourite, Supertramp
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4081

Re: How much do you weigh?

I even take my Fitbit and glasses off
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4081

Re: How much do you weigh?

I thought it was in reference to a c4c legend
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4081

Re: How much do you weigh?

Dare I ask what's an R ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4081

Re: How much do you weigh?

Still waiting for some of the big guns to post on this thread
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I did like 3am and the crazy Tammy Wynette song, Justified and Ancient
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4081

Re: How much do you weigh?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Looks like I'm the unbeaten champion, unless someone can top it. Bet you can't. 8-)
I'm denser than you though, I'm only 5 foot 6
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Katie Boyle of Eurovision fame has passed away aged 91.
Came as a shock as I thought she died years ago
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it. Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James. If you are, stick with it, it's m...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Saw the first episode of Gone last night. Lazy writing and characterization. Might be okay once they get past referencing all of the things about the main characters that we're supposed to care about, but I doubt it. Are you referring to Save Me , with Lenny James. If you are, stick with it, it's m...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4081

Re: How much do you weigh?

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:17 pm
I genuinely don't know. Is that weird?
But also wonderful as you don't know or probably care if you are overweight/underweight
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4081

Re: How much do you weigh?

Bit of a sore point as I've had a week's holiday in Wales on a walking holiday. Turned my ankle on the first day and done fuck all but eat so I'm catching Mark up at 16 stone 8.
Diet has started in earnest today
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9404

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.
Only a problem if you want a career in the circus.
Fwiw I can't ride a unicycle nor juggle
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9404

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

Blow up balloons. Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ? Asthmatic, but that's not why. I just can't seem to get the air to actually go into the balloon. What any balloon or just those long skinny ones that balloon artistes use. Btw those guys/gals should be in the people you shouldnt trust list Whenev...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9404

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

Not an everyday thing , but I cannot play a trumpet
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9404

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

I think the trick is to stretch them as you blow or before you blow, but agreed they are buggers to blow up I usually let a Lesley Garrett type blow them up
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9404

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

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I see Robot Wars has been axed, again
by Marc Meakin
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)

Countdown Team wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Unbelievable that Rachel missed 100+75+50-9-6 in the first numbers.
It's called being human, maybe you should try it ;)
Also proves that you don't reedit to rectify human error.
It also gives a lot of viewers pleasure to beat her for once.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 136
Views: 18233

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just Watched The Greatest Showman.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
I might have to rethink my loathing of Hollywood musicals
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Jim Bowen.
Not smashing super or great news
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

He lasted over fifty years with MND.
I do hope he gets a state funeral
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Ken Dodd RIP.
Lived to be ninety,
Died in the house he was born in.
Didn't really like his jokes although he was good in Beetlejuice
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Diets
Replies: 24
Views: 1925

Re: Diets

I think the point is to burn more calories than you consume.
So rather than just eat less, excercise more!
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 121
Views: 10281

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Would like to see a level playing field so why not allow medical aides as long as it is not life threatening
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 86
Views: 15846

Re: Favourite board game

World Scrabble Championship is in Torquay from October 23rd in case anyone is interested
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Trevor Bayliss. And no, this is not a wind-up.
Man was a genius
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: Oscars 2018

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Well I've heard of two of the acting Oscar winners, and recognise one, which probably means I'm even more out of touch than I thought.
That's how I felt, watching the Brits
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: Oscars 2018

Enjoyed the Oscars,
Glad Gary Oldman and Roger Deakins won their Oscars
Disappointed at Get Out robbing Three Billboards of best original screenplay though.
Also pleased Icarus one best documentary, i can recommend it to anyone interesting in doping in sport
by Marc Meakin
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Roger Bannister
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 3332

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

The cold water from some bathrooms are also stored in a tank. Only drink from the kitchen taps or buy it.
I remember the days when water was free and porn cost money
by Marc Meakin
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52144

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Also people who say 'Dont lose them' when lending you their keys
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52144

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:25 am
People who think the letter "x" has a "g" in it, as in "Breggsit".
Probably a bad time to point this out with Easter on the way
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52144

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Eggsactly
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am
Have you seen the film that was made a couple of years ago ?
which one
Oh yeah , The Young Offenders, I should have used the quote feature for Phil's post
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 136
Views: 18233

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just finished watching Mute on Netflix.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
I do think Duncan Jones is a very innovative film maker
by Marc Meakin
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37086

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Have you seen the film that was made a couple of years ago ?
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 5979

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Yeah I was trying to goad them into replying.
I used to take delight in laughing at the Soviet Union and China and North Korea for the way their respective countries are run when I was younger.
What must the world think of America now.
by Marc Meakin
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 5979

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Cant believe there is not a Thread on ' Worst president ever ' Donald Trump.
The shit he says
When he will be impeached/ Shot
How good is George W Bush is in comparison.
Also imagine if Trump was president during 9/11
by Marc Meakin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: Oscars 2018

I think if The Academy go for the least offensive and ' nicest ' film Then Ladybird has a chance. I would be mighty surprised though. I think I will stick my neck out and go for my predictions now Best Film Three Billboards..... Best Director, Del Toro , Shape of Water Best Actress Francis McDorment...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

So no rollover then ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11663

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Who picked Billy Graham then ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: Oscars 2018

I never suggested tokenism, more a case of it would get up trump's nose if a Mexican Won . This is my personal opinion. Also Denzil Washington's inclusion as best actor in a so so film is purely because James Franco is not flavour of the month. And Get outs inclusion for best film is definitely toke...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: Oscars 2018

It shouldn't win best original screenplay ( willing to wager Three Billboards will win that ) but the film is none the less beautiful. The analogy is that My Sweet Lord by George Harrison obviously sounds similar to She's so Fine, but it doesn't make it any less a classic song. That Said, If the Sha...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

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 Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: Oscars 2018

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:21 pm
give meakin his rights back
Free the Canterbury one 😀
Mind you if nobody posts in this thread the Administration will be vindicated
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Oscars 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: Oscars 2018

Thank you kindly sir. As I don't do copy and paste I will rewrite my original post. How many of the Oscar nominated films have you seen . I've seen all but one, Call me by your name. I will get round to watching it before the Oscars. Saving til last because it's not the sort of story that would inte...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 5979

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Could someone please start a thread for the Oscars 2018. My initial contribution is to ask posters how many of the best film categories have you seen . I have seen all nine candidates apart from Call me by my name...I think The Shape of Water will win best film although my preference would be Three ...