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by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Two from across the pond True Detective season three,. Forget about the disappointment of season 2 this goes back to the deep South and Mahershala Ali is superb . Escape at Dannemora I very binge watch this true story prison drama. I was surprised Ben Stiller directed it because it was superb, Paul ...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Been a bit busy watching films lately. Three I can highly recommend are Vice a brilliant satire on American politics that makes you glad to be British despite the madness of Brexit. Green Book a superb road movie of sorts that poignantly tackles race and stereotypes, my tip for at least three oscars...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Yeah, for once I agree with Gevin, 😮 that Heath Ledger's death elevated the film from mediocrity.
Although with few exceptions (Logan being one that springs to mind ) I find the whole comic book universe boring unless it doesn't take itself seriously like Deadpool and Venom
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

Well, I certainly wouldn't decline an invite, and it has been 10 years since the last time... But, I have a feeling that "you know who" might have other ideas.... :roll: :roll: Voldemort? Time is a great healer. I eventually got my topic posting rights restored on here after several apologies and a...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

Well, I certainly wouldn't decline an invite, and it has been 10 years since the last time... But, I have a feeling that "you know who" might have other ideas.... :roll: :roll: Voldemort? That's "He Who Must Not Be Named".... :P :P Has he got a Venn diagram,......I mean vendetta against you ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

I think it's time.
Also would like to see a few other old faces given another go
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 33
Views: 3518

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Has Zarte always scored over a hundred in his Countdown 'career' ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What could you make Gevin do to run faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: What could you make Gevin do to run faster?

Pick a day with a following wind
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Universally Challenge Smh
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: Universally Challenge Smh

I even freeze framed it afterwards.
I'm not doubting that you are right but why obscure it before but not after the answer, so idiots like me will think they cocked up.
I'm sure one of the earlier questions , though ,was who composed Beethoven's 5th symphony 😁
by Marc Meakin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Universally Challenge Smh
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Universally Challenge Smh

On tonight's quiz, there was a picture round where you had to name the artists self portrait, the last one you could clearly see the artists fucking signature
by Marc Meakin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 191
Views: 55904

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 am
Jon Stitcher on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Last night
How did he do? I need you to tell me everything.
Sorry I didn't watch it , can't stomach Clarkson as a quizmaster but a friend on Facebook gave me the info.
I'm gonna go into Phil Reynolds mode and say, ever heard of ITV Hub ?
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 191
Views: 55904

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Rhys Benjamin wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Lauren Hamer and Keli Richards were on Only Connect on NYD. A very easy Only Connect according to the Radio Times.
I did do particularly well on that one especially the walls and missing vowels round
by Marc Meakin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 191
Views: 55904

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Jon Stitcher on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Last night
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 217
Views: 39670

Re: Coincidence

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:20 am
William Tunstall-Pedoe did my local parkrun yesterday, and then followed it up by doing a second parkrun at my second nearest (you can do two parkruns on New Year's Day). Who? William Tunstall-Pedoe is who!
Unfortunate surname......
by Marc Meakin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I watched it in February. I probably was on an RTE website. I'm guessing the iPlayer had it earlier I watched it on a thing called BBC1. It's great, you should give it a try. Try not to watch BBC TV as it's ruining TV with its positive discrimination gone mad policy.( Dr Who, I rest my case ). Howe...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 539
Views: 84372

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark James wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 am
People who chose Frosties over Sugar Puffs.
Or Tomita over Tangerine Dream :D
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Phil Reynolds wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:28 am
season one came out in March
I watched it in February.
I probably was on an RTE website.
I'm guessing the iPlayer had it earlier
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

In an abstract way it will combat piracy because you cannot really download it.
It might be a bit gimmicky I would equate it to a 3D film there were a spate of them 10 or so years ago but you don't get many now
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Well season one came out in March, so here's hoping. I spent too long watching the Christmas special trying to work out where j had seen Robert Sheehan before. I eventually worked it out ( using IMDB ) that he played BJ in the excellent Red Riding1983 , Channel Four drama based on the David Peace bo...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I do believe this is landmark viewing.
I predict all streaming services will jump on the bandwagon and even filmmakers can make alternative denouements to films rather than just put it in the deleted scenes of a dvd
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 45583

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Dame June Whitfield
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Just watched the interactive Black Mirror film Bandersnatch on Netflix. Anyone who lived through the eighties , like me, will love it The interactive segments are innovative. I might have to watch it about 15 times to see all the scenarios. I thoroughly recommend it to all fans of Black mirror. I al...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 605
Views: 153848

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Never had a countdown aptodream ,until now. I was living by the seaside and James Robinson popped round to give my place the once-over and he was appalled at the electrics in the fuse board . So in an attempt to remedy the situation he blew the main fuse leaving me in darkness. He then kept phoning ...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 17971

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

Depends on the rice.
Mushroom Pilau then yes I would choose over most Naan apart from Keenan Naan.
Plain boiled rice is too bland so I would sit my curry on my Naan instead.
Frowned upon I know but I'm more of a takeaway kinda guy
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 537
Views: 88764

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I would not limit this practice to cats.
I have often put stuff on the dogs back or occasionally sunglasses on his snout
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 73
Views: 17971

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

There is no mop up factor with a popadom it's just an edible utensil.
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Christmas cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Christmas cards

Do you still give them ?
I just do immediate family and anyone else on a reciprocal basis.
Can't be doing with giving a card to everyone at work.
Oh and none of this secret santa shit neither
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

No spoiler review of The Young Offenders Christmas Special
The boys are back on form, funny, touching, sweet and gross in all the right measures.
Not good for my Chest infection though
Roll on Season 2
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Cheers Phil , that's tonight's entertainment sorted
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Brexit- what next.
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: Brexit- what next.

I think a referendum on having a second referendum would make more sense 😁
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

just to give those interested the heads up that a Young Offenders chrsitmas Special is on BBC one at 11.15 pm 23rd December. Yeah, I spotted a clip from this in a festive trailer montage thing on BBC1 the other night. Hopefully a precursor to a full second series. I would be shocked if RTE didn't c...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

After watching a recording of his stand up, I decided to watch Click for the umpteenth time. It is a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy Nobody could watch the scene with Henry Winkler near the end and not be moved to tears. ( The gauntlet is thrown Gevin ) I've read your post three times now and I...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

After watching a recording of his stand up, I decided to watch Click for the umpteenth time.
It is a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy
Nobody could watch the scene with Henry Winkler near the end and not be moved to tears. ( The gauntlet is thrown Gevin )
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Sorry, that I used my least favourite figure of speech, evidently, I can wait but hopefully you knew what I meant. Although in this modern age the time and date of a program has almost become irrelevant with the various forms of catch up TV available. Although I'm still pissed off that the BBC' didn...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

My missus just got the Christmas TV guide and just to give those interested the heads up that a Young Offenders chrsitmas Special is on BBC one at 11.15 pm 23rd December.
Can't wait
by Marc Meakin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 4616

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Ok what about Quality street.
Hate the round toffees.
Only give them to the dog as it entertains me for a good five minutes.
Favourites are the purple hazelnut one and the green triangles
by Marc Meakin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 4616

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Why so much hate for the Bounty.
It's my no 1 choice......feel free to post me yours if you hate them so much.
Not keen on the Twix, although judging by how chocolate bars are getting smaller these days, how long before the full priced Twix will be the same size
by Marc Meakin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 4616

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Why all the hate for Bounty I had it as no 2 behind Galaxy caramel
by Marc Meakin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Only marvel films I enjoy are the ones that don't take themselves too seriously like Deadpool and Venom
by Marc Meakin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What documentaries have you been watching.
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

What documentaries have you been watching.

I'm currently watching Most Hated Family in America.
Crazy family....gonna watch the following up next.
Also Three Identical Strangers is worth a look
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Not a film but a documentary.
Just finished watching Three Identical Strangers, a fascinating and shocking story about reunited triplets and their history.
Truth really is stranger than fiction.
Well worth a look
by Marc Meakin
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 45583

Re: Deathwatch 2018

George Bush senior RIP.
Who had him in their deadpool ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Nah, it's usually 5 in the morning and I can't be arsed
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Anyone seen "Predestination"? It's another relatively low-budget film (although not as low-budget as "Primer", obviously) that deals with time travel, but in a completely different way. To begin with, it seemed as though it was going to be a bit slow, but the story becomes really compelling and I e...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Very clever film, Ethan Hunt always good value. I prefer Ethan Hawke. Haha, excellent. Isn't Ethan Hunt the name of Tom Cruise's character in the Mission Impossible films? Speaking of which, I've only seen a couple of those but they're always quite entertaining. The last two Mission Impossible film...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

My bad
I also frequently mix up Gareth and Christian Bale.
The names rather than the people
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Arrival. It was alright. It was a bit dreary in terms of the colour pallete, very un sci-fi like. And it went a bit weird in the end in the same way Interstellar did where it strays more into the fi than the sci. Still worth the watch. Amy Adams is always good. I found that this was one of ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I'm guessing taking a leap of faith isn't high on your agenda
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Arrival. It was alright. It was a bit dreary in terms of the colour pallete, very un sci-fi like. And it went a bit weird in the end in the same way Interstellar did where it strays more into the fi than the sci. Still worth the watch. Amy Adams is always good. I found that this was one of ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 251
Views: 64000

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Arrival. It was alright. It was a bit dreary in terms of the colour pallete, very un sci-fi like. And it went a bit weird in the end in the same way Interstellar did where it strays more into the fi than the sci. Still worth the watch. Amy Adams is always good. Then I watched Split which wa...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 537
Views: 88764

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

At the risk of going a bit Philomena Cunk on this, how did the concept of money even start? I know that there was the barter system, where you'd exchange a cow for a certain amount of grain, or whatever, and that makes sense. But the whole concept of money makes no sense to me at all. Honestly, I f...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Killing Eve - Completely in love with this, even though it tails off a bit in the second half of the series. Villanelle is pretty much the most engaging female character I've ever seen in a show. I love her and want to be her (minus the killing, I guess) and ABSOLUTELY want her wardrobe. Probably g...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I'm glad that you agreed that the second half of Killing Eve trailed off in the second half.
They should have kept the two leads apart for longer.
As for Villanelle, the actress who played her was equally as good in Thirteen a BBC 3 show.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The question to ask Gavin is when was the last time you cried ? Dunno. But it can happen. It also depends on how you define crying - does it have to be full on streaming tears or does a bit of welling up in the eyes that doesn't make it down your face count? I was just trying to ascertain if anythi...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 411
Views: 90881

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The question to ask Gavin is when was the last time you cried ?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 8000

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Gavin Chipper wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 am
Marc Meakin wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:55 am
Some more from me
Teapot.
Tumble Drier
Dishwasher
Onion Goggles
Garlic press
Cos onion goggles are a thing.
Yeah six quid from John Lewis .
I save money and wear swimming goggles
by Marc Meakin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 64
Views: 8000

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Some more from me
Teapot.
Tumble Drier
Dishwasher
Onion Goggles
Garlic press