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by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Global Warming - your view
Replies: 82
Views: 1941

Re: Global Warming - your view

The most important peanut butter-based fact is of course: smooth peanut butter != peanut butter . Indeed. I accidentally bought a jar of smooth a few weeks ago and am really struggling to finish it - it's really not nice at all. Use it to cook with. A couple of spoonfuls will thicken and flavour cu...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What gets your goat(down)?
Replies: 148
Views: 3491

Re: What gets your goat(down)?

... and I don't know what a file path is. A file path gives the location of a file. A couple of examples on my computer: "C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins\iZotope Ozone.dll" is the path for the file 'iZotope Ozone.dll' "D:\BGT 2009\Images\BGT Logo.jpg" is the path for the file 'BGT Logo.jpg' T...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pass the time?
Replies: 153
Views: 7364

Re: Pass the time?

Derek Hazell wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:Here's mine: ATTACK HARELIP RIG
kloop lees
Big clue from the last solved name
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd April
Replies: 49
Views: 2439

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd April

Cue the Yo Mama joke
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009

P.S. I did get all those within the 30 seconds. All of them? Yes, I am starting to sound a bit smug now, aren't I? I do apologise for that. In answer to Matt's question, I wrote it about an hour after I watched the show, but I forgot the 4th method, so I posted it this morning after remembering wha...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

Brian is dangerously close to being disqualified from taking any further part in the series. Not sure what the exact outcome will be as it's a first, and i am pressing for a complete disqualification, but anyone repeating his publicity stunt who qualifies for the finals, will most definitely be bar...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who Gets Your Vote?
Replies: 122
Views: 3771

Re: Who Gets Your Vote?

I thought question time was supposed to be about topical issues

There was no mention of the postal strike or MPs refusing to pay back their expenses
It just seemed an excuse to give Griffin a good kicking (which he deserves) and not about the important issues
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

Brian is dangerously close to being disqualified from taking any further part in the series. Not sure what the exact outcome will be as it's a first, and i am pressing for a complete disqualification, but anyone repeating his publicity stunt who qualifies for the finals, will most definitely be bar...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

I think you guys have misunderstood Damian. "Edited to remove spoilers" refers to him removing the original comments he made about the article. I didn't read the article but I did read Damian's comments, and they gave away (to a certain extent) what had been said in the article anyway. I mentioned ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Should singing be banned from countdown
Replies: 47
Views: 1641

Re: Should singing be banned from countdown

It's a slippery slope isn't it. Start allowing DC guests to exercise their professional skills on the programme, and before you know it Paul Zenon will be doing magic tricks, Dr Phil Hammond will be demonstrating CPR, Martin Lewis will be giving out money-saving tips and Tim Vine will be telling jo...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Should singing be banned from countdown
Replies: 47
Views: 1641

Re: Should singing be banned from countdown

Delia Smith could make us an omellette
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

As I was browsing the internet I came across this article on Brian. Thought I'd post the link as a warning as it contains some mega spoilers. Bit reckless of the newspaper publishers I'd say. I unfortunately stumbled across it whilst searching Countdown related articles, so if anybody else were to ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Should singing be banned from countdown
Replies: 47
Views: 1641

Re: Should singing be banned from countdown

I feel LG as a whole package is 90% of the problem. The fact that she also performs opera smugly and for...so....cocking....long... is just the straw etc. But don't ban singing altogether. What about J Digance and the very special (no not special needs) Stickleback Song? LG isn;t a bad guest, apart...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

Has google ruined c4countdown
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009

PANINIS for round 9
Oops just realised the plural of Panini is Panino
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009

RECLUSION also for 9
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009
Replies: 38
Views: 1321

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 22nd 2009

Sue Sanders wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Muting is great. Is there a style of singing that makes you look more of a twat when muted than opera?
Christ Almighty. No - I had to go for the full turning off .
Way to spoil my premonition
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Philosophy
Replies: 106
Views: 3067

Re: Philosophy

I have just had a premonition that Sue Sanders will have an overwhelming urge to hit the mute button on her remote control around about 3.40 today
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pass the time?
Replies: 153
Views: 7364

Re: Pass the time?

Carmen Electra

Here's mine: ATTACK HARELIP RIG
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pass the time?
Replies: 153
Views: 7364

Re: Pass the time?

FAG CODE. Ah, Dogface! That'll be Sophie Reade then (I really shouldn't know this :oops:) One to follow. Correct! I didn't see, but I'll assume you were first since Marc's post showing the correct answer has been edited after yours. I edited mine because I thought DOGFACE was a seperate anagram so ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)

Derek Hazell wrote:Someone once said the best guests always stimulate discussion by dividing opinion. So, despite what anyone says, that presumably makes Lesley Garrett one of the best guests.
I wonder if Nick Griffin will use that quote on question time tonight
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pass the time?
Replies: 153
Views: 7364

Re: Pass the time?

It is Sophie Reade


MAD NABWAS
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)

Derek Hazell wrote:Someone once said the best guests always stimulate discussion by dividing opinion. So, despite what anyone says, that presumably makes Lesley Garrett one of the best guests.
You might need to qualify who that someone is, in order for your argument to carry any weight
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Should singing be banned from countdown
Replies: 47
Views: 1641

Should singing be banned from countdown

Lesley Garretts singing on countdown seems to have sparked some divided opinions

So I just wondered what others think

I find it toe curling for some reason
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)

But it's ok for Paul Zenon to do his magic tricks. Good point Magic tricks seem to be ok and yet singing seems wrong It does seem odd that Chris Davies solving the Rubiks Cube was good to watch, but if Innis Carson had got his trumpet out and started playing it would have been cringeworthy regardle...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pop, pop, pop Master + THE CHAIN
Replies: 225
Views: 9519

Re: Pop, pop, pop Master + THE CHAIN

Ian Volante wrote:Been patchy this week, but I somehow got 24 and 30 today, was especially pleased with guessing the Four Seasons.
Was Vivaldi the 3 in 10?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Wednesday 21st October 2009 (Series 61, Prelim 68)

I do not have a problem with Operatic singing per se(nor do I have a problem with Lesleys singing) , just that it seems so inapropriate during Countdown I just prefer guests to tell anecdotes, jokes, or, in small doses, read a bit of poetry I wouldn't have expected Steve Davis to demonstrate some tr...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4Cers in Other Media
Replies: 160
Views: 12638

Re: C4Cers in Other Media

Derek Hazell wrote:
Sue Sanders wrote:Your name will go on ze list.
Mikey Lear's list?


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Don't tell him Mike
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

Was Susie talking bollocks there?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

GOOPIER? round 9
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

EARWAX as an equaller
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

Sue Sanders wrote:Get the mute button on NOW!!
Why didn't I think of that
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009
Replies: 78
Views: 2300

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 21st 2009

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (Lesleys singing again)
my trainers now resemble Aladdins slippers
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday October 20th 2009
Replies: 63
Views: 1891

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday October 20th 2009

Hope its another 3 years before we get any more opera on countdown
by Marc Meakin
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday October 20th 2009
Replies: 63
Views: 1891

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday October 20th 2009

JackHurst wrote:Lesley didn't specify who was masturbating behind the sound desk. Shame.
Paul Dickov?
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 990

Re: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010

Matt Morrison wrote:Round 3: I think PASTIES was there.
Yes but did anyone get PIASTRES
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 990

Re: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010

Sue Sanders wrote:REEDILY, do you reckon??

I like Penny Smith.
I am afraid it cannot REYIELD a 7 http://www.apterous.org/lexplorer.php?word=reedily

I liked her too, she seems to bring out the best in Jeff
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 990

Re: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010

YIELDER for round 11
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 990

Re: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010

Helen James wrote:Suzy said RESPITES was the only 8 for round 3. Surprised they all missed PASTRIES on a Friday aftenoon. Wish I had one now!!
There was at least 5 eights in round 3
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 990

Re: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010

RASPIEST for a DC equaller
by Marc Meakin
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 990

Re: Spoliers for Firday 16nd Octber 2010

Kai Laddiman wrote:hehehehe
Teacher training day?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 15th 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 15th 2009

Did they serve free drinks to the audience or something? Most of the stuff they're laughing at even Dudley wouldn't bother with normally. It's a bit surreal. Yea, I too thought it sounded forced. There has been a recent tendency towards pretend-laughter, which tends to result in the viewer laughing...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Recommend A Book For Kirk
Replies: 47
Views: 1783

Re: Recommend A Book For Kirk

This is meant to be a book for Kirk , not just a list of your favourite books. Personally I'd rather eat my own hand than read any more Harry Potter, but they're more likely to appeal to someone who hasn't read much than, say... Baudolino by Umberto Eco. It is fiction, although it's based around an...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Two personal faves: 1) Which three countries have no snakes? 2) In which athletics event is the women's record better than the men's? 1) Ireland, Iceland?, erm, Malta apropos of nothing. 2) Discus. Yes to Ireland, Iceland and Discus. New Zealand, as mentioned is the country. Obviously it's a bit of...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Recommend A Book For Kirk
Replies: 47
Views: 1783

Re: Recommend A Book For Kirk

The life of Pi and Trainspotting
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Ian Volante wrote:
Bob De Caux wrote:Two personal faves:

1) Which three countries have no snakes?
2) In which athletics event is the women's record better than the men's?
1) Ireland, Iceland?, erm, Malta apropos of nothing.
2) Discus.
I think New Zealand is one of the countries
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Bob De Caux wrote: 23 for the first. For the second, how about (including the blanks which is presumably the trick) pizzazz?

Correct

I wonder what would be the shortest word that you cannot get in countdown?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Allan, here are a couple of themed rounds for you. I'll post answers tomorrow. Stuck in the middle 1) In curling, what is the name of the three concentric circles that the player is trying to land their shot in the middle of? HOUSE 2) Who wrote the novel Middlemarch? George Eliot 3) Which country c...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Just thought that I would post 2 of my favourite quiz question

1) What is the lowest score you cannot get with 1 dart?

2) What is the shortest word you cannot get in Scrabble?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Recommend A Book For Kirk
Replies: 47
Views: 1783

Re: Recommend A Book For Kirk

Who's Who
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

I felt Bob was a little harsh on you, but you cannot defend the Jimmy Buffet song :? The only Jimmy Buffett song I know is Margaritaville (and I couldn't quote any of the lyrics). Are you sure you've got as many of the answers as you think you have? Sorry I meant Ruper Holmes but Jimmy Buffet has r...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Sue Sanders wrote:Yentl?
Turns out it is You've got mail
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Young Frankenstein, You don't mess with the Zohan or maybe You only live twice
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Fair enough Allan, that makes sense. Gonna take me a while to work through those Phil, but I like what I see! Here's some questions I've written which I've tried to "googleproof" as much as possible. They are tough though, maybe if people start doing too well... Connections and series: 1) What link...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Quiz Setting
Replies: 83
Views: 3547

Re: Quiz Setting

Zoolander Spot on this time, Marc! Care to explain for those of us still in the dark? Well question 4 is first Premiership footballers from their respective countries Question 9 are highest grossing movies beginning with the respective letter of the alphabet (J for Jurrassic Park for example) Got 3...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 14th 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 14th 2009

FORESAIL for a DC beater
by Marc Meakin
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 14th 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 14th 2009

SERGEANT for round 8