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by Marc Meakin
Sat May 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 838
Views: 402346

Re: Politics in General

Or there is something to be said when the government has been paying 11 million people their wages for the past year
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 08, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 72429

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

On my 18th look at the website today, I got the opportunity to book a vaccine appointment near where I live. Obviously I pounced on the opportunity immediately, but then when it came to booking the second appointment, I couldn't get the same place, or anywhere within 15 miles. But the really stupid...
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 08, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 838
Views: 402346

Re: Politics in General

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 8:43 pm
Shaun totally deserves to win - London needs a fresh start, after all - but if he does it will be the single most shocking thing I've ever seen in politics.
Next to the Tories winning Hartlepool for the first time since 1974
by Marc Meakin
Sat May 08, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 838
Views: 402346

Re: Politics in General

Following the recent election results Corbyn needs to do the decent thing and step down as the former leader of the Labour Party. Socialism is dead in the water the most famous one was crucified over 2000 years ago and Foot and Kinnock was crucified by the press. To make matters worse we have a gen...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 07, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: No More Studio Audience at Countdown Post Covid
Replies: 24
Views: 2768

Re: No More Studio Audience at Countdown Post Covid

Im guessing you will share the update Philip
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 07, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 865
Views: 266366

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Fred Mumford wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 3:20 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:58 pm
When was AD and BC first used in history?
Long after 79AD, that's why I hate that twattish advert so much.
It was the twattish advert that brought me here lol
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 07, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown at Teatime
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Countdown at Teatime

I'm probably raking over old coals here but isnt it time Countdown was moved to a teatime slot of 4 O 'clock or later I mean now that a teatime quiz show stalwart is taking over and hopefully a better quality guest in dictionary corner and I'm sure ratings will go up Why would moving it to 4pm give...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 07, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 72429

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Basically when pretty much everyone has been vaccinated (including me), I'll be happy to go. Bascially when I'm vaccinated actually. I wouldn't ask for any measures. Unless there's evidence of a new variant going about ignoring the vaccines. Gev vaccine watch update, how close now and what would yo...
by Marc Meakin
Fri May 07, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown at Teatime
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Countdown at Teatime

I'm probably raking over old coals here but isnt it time Countdown was moved to a teatime slot of 4 O 'clock or later
I mean now that a teatime quiz show stalwart is taking over and hopefully a better quality guest in dictionary corner and I'm sure ratings will go up
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 06, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 865
Views: 266366

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

When was AD and BC first used in history?
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 72429

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Basically when pretty much everyone has been vaccinated (including me), I'll be happy to go. Bascially when I'm vaccinated actually. I wouldn't ask for any measures. Unless there's evidence of a new variant going about ignoring the vaccines. Gev vaccine watch update, how close now and what would yo...
by Marc Meakin
Thu May 06, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 72429

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I asked this on a Scrabble group but it works here.
What measures would you need to be in place for a face to face co event to work for you.
I would have thought evidence of a vaccination and a rapid flow Co-Vid test as a bare minimum for each plaer/organiser
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 05, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

So if you dont need to provide evidence then anyone can claim they are exempt

If i had asthma or had another reason not to wear a mask i would be fearful of exposing myself to the virus and would stay at home until i had the vaccine
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 05, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who are exempt from wearing masks refusing to provide evidence when trying to buy their shopping inciting violation of their human rights There isn't an official certificate or anything. So I'm not sure you're supposed to ask for evidence. I thought there was a form you could download and we...
by Marc Meakin
Wed May 05, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who are exempt from wearing masks refusing to provide evidence when trying to buy their shopping inciting violation of their human rights
by Marc Meakin
Tue May 04, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who boast on Facebook etc. about having had a COVID vaccination (especially those who add that NHS frame thing to their profile picture). We get it. You're not a conspiracy theorist anti-science anti-vaccine lunatic. It's a pretty low bar. People who call it a jab. It just sounds annoying, r...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 865
Views: 266366

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark James wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:35 am
Why is the sex analogy called "the birds and the bees"? Shouldn't it be the bees and the flowers? What have the birds got to do with it?
I believe Samuel Coleridge is responbsible for the first useage in a poem in the early 1800s
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 838
Views: 402346

Re: Politics in General

I bet he wished that he'd put his foot down on using John Lewis furniture 😊
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 838
Views: 402346

Re: Politics in General

I reckon Johnson did say it, given that: - my horoscope today said to be wary of those with too much influence over my life - horoscopes are generally trustworthy - Richard Dawkins doesn't believe in horoscopes and he's getting more unhinged by the day And if you don't believe me about horoscopes, ...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 19
Views: 2823

Re: 2021 vision

I am going to post an ammended list here. Sport. Chelsea to win FA Cup Man City to win Champions League and the Premier league by at least 8 points Champions league places for Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea The Olympics, to go ahead with limited fans. Team Gb to win more than 10 gold medals England...
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 309
Views: 134589

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Watched Promising Young Woman. It was fine I guess. Nothing special. I can see what people like and don't like about it. I read one really spoiler heavy, negative review of it before watching and while I agree with most of the points I still thought it was OK. Didn't like the Bo Burnham character t...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Chris Packham's talks
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Chris Packham's talks

Chris Packham the second most annoying person with Aspergers.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 164
Views: 33700

Re: Joke Items

There was massive opposition to the formation of the Premier League and the Champions League at the time, but now these are the good guys. These weren't breakaway competitions, though, they were sanctioned by the relative footballing associations of England and Europe respectively. The difference w...
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 335
Views: 123689

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Well if you are Irish.
Dominall Gleesoon and his brother Brian.
You pronounce their names as Donal and Brianne
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 164
Views: 33700

Re: Joke Items

Cool, thanks. I'd heard something about the lack of promotion/relegation but wasn't sure if that was just one thing of many or the main thing. It all seems very weird. Could the whole thing have been some sort if posturing to change whatever money deals exist at the moment? This is a big wake up ca...
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Countdown App Looking for Beta Testers
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: New Countdown App Looking for Beta Testers

Yay i think about 5 years ago i was saying an app would be brilliant and popular.
Looking forward to seeing the app on android.
More than happy to pay for a pro version i.e no ads
Happy to be part of the second wave of beta testers
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 164
Views: 33700

Re: Joke Items

Pears.
They are ripe for about 13 minutes
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 595
Views: 281349

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Frank of Ireland. Set in Dublin its very funny and sweet in parts. Think of it as a more risque adult version of The Young Offenders. On more 4 I watched the first episode. It was terrible. The first episode is probably the weakest but it appealed to me especially as Dublin is one of my favourite c...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 595
Views: 281349

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Frank of Ireland.
Set in Dublin its very funny and sweet in parts.
Think of it as a more risque adult version of The Young Offenders.
On more 4
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 309
Views: 134589

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Nomadland.
Would have been a great documentary but best picture Oscar, nah.
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 309
Views: 134589

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Mark James wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:42 am
John Lithgow in Cliffhanger is the most underrated movie villain.
Offset by sone of the most ridiculous representation of rock climbing
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 9099

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

Richard Ayowade as guest presenter
Naga Munchety as guest DC Lenny Henry as the guest
Diane Abbott to do numbers 😊.
I was trying to come up with the best contestants of colour.
Junaid being one but not sure of who else
by Marc Meakin
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 865
Views: 266366

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cool Things You Did
Replies: 73
Views: 10538

Re: Cool Things You Did

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:58 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:10 am
Phil Reynolds wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 am
I got buried in an insane quantity of pine cones for a music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTRP-xw7uE
This is great 8-)
There's now a sequel although I only have the briefest of cameos (as the same character): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTtwjCh4GLY
Typecasting 😊
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 335
Views: 123689

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:28 pm
When you take a selfie it is a mirror image.
Well on my camera at least
That's one for joke items. Cameras that do that.
I thought of putting it in there but wasnt sure if i was being an old man with a smart phone
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 335
Views: 123689

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When you take a selfie it is a mirror image. Well on my camera at least That's one for joke items. Cameras that do that. I'm sure most cameras have the option to flip it. On my phone it looks mirror imaged while you're taking the picture but I have selected the option that flips it when it saves th...
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 335
Views: 123689

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

When you take a selfie it is a mirror image.
Well on my camera at least
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 19
Views: 2823

Re: 2021 vision

I am going to post an ammended list here. Sport. Chelsea to win FA Cup Man City to win Champions League and the Premier league by at least 8 points Champions league places for Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea The Olympics, to go ahead with limited fans. Team Gb to win more than 10 gold medals England...
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 335
Views: 123689

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

The theme tune for the 6 Mllion Dollar Man is virtually the same as Emmerdale
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 242
Views: 97691

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Tell that to the BBC
by Marc Meakin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 242
Views: 97691

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:09 pm
The biggest death of the lot - Murray Walker has died! :o :o :o
Maybe not
Biggest death I mean.
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 335
Views: 123689

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

There was another song from The (British) Beat called Save It For Later which was rude if you have a dirty mind
by Marc Meakin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 335
Views: 123689

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Mark James wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 pm
The Blink 182 album title "Take off your Pants and Jacket" is a pun.
I remember the song by Britney called if you seek Amy is also a clever play on words
by Marc Meakin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

The guy or girl in charge of the BBC website spoiling the result of the University Challenge final
by Marc Meakin
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 838
Views: 402346

Re: Politics in General

Someone my age is very often guilty of 'unconcious bias' Funnily enough its mainly due to being chivalrous lie holding open doors for a woman or offering to carry something that looks heavy. Also casual racism crops up. But basically that applies to anyone who watched and enjoyed the likes of Love T...
by Marc Meakin
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Peopke who say happy zombie Jesus day on Good Friday ffs
by Marc Meakin
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:42 pm
People who precede a quotation with “quote unquote”, with nothing in between.
As an extension to that are the people who make those quotation gestures with their fingers
I usually reply do the have rabbit ears?
by Marc Meakin
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 865
Views: 266366

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

This is hard to describe but what do you call it when you get a bit off skin off the side of your fingernail? I've asked some friends and everyone seems to have their own colloquial name for it. I've always called it a mitch. One friend calls it a ting and his girlfriend calls it a granny. What do ...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Would be nice if Luke was to post on this forum
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Tom S wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Brilliant run Luke! A very worthy high-scorer! Agree that the opponent today was good.
Luke threw away 2 rounds with reckless declarations which gave him a bit of hope
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 72429

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

That reminds me - is it still the case that some people are exempt from wearing masks but this is supposed to just be taken by their word? I imagine that is causing problems. I have an anti-vaxer colleagues that refuse to wear a mask, nor does ge carry evidence of any exemption citing gis civil rig...
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Don't think even a max game today would have given him the record but nether-the-less a fantastic performance
by Marc Meakin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)

Now if Sweyn Kirkness was to come back there is no doubt in anyones minds that he'd ven on before
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1430

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

Yeah chocolate orange is good.
Ive been experimenting with various different flavours of Mocha.
I have a few jars of Options.
Salted caramel and chocolate orange is nice but not chocolate mint
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions
Replies: 18
Views: 1430

Re: Food and Drink Discoveries or inventions/fusions

Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:01 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:26 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:12 am


Nooooo
Whats wrong witb milk or a milk substitute?

.
Orange juice is just better!
I concur that Digestives work great in orange juice. Not done that for years though.
Not chocolate though surely?
by Marc Meakin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 72429

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

These are nervous times.
Stay at home has been rescinded, so can the English public be trusted to be sensible.
Can they bollocks
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2441

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

Btw which guest in dictionary corner has made the most appearances?
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2441

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

So if we, rightly, disregard Catsdown, Susie should overtake Carol later this year/ early next year
It would be pognant to have Ms Vorderman in dictionary corner to celebrate the event
by Marc Meakin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 72429

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Hot on the heals of John Lewis closing the store that i work at the governnent is allowing stores to open from 7am until 10pm after 12th April