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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,094 ✭✭✭SpaceCowb0y


    Delighted to finally see this thread in action... could have sworn i suggested it a season or two ago only to be completely ignored:rolleyes: how and ever great to see it and hopefully it works out well, plenty of the same heads in the forum for a long time now! I'm 27 by the way...
    dahat wrote: »
    Any body watching Ray Donovan?

    And @dahat.... i've just got into this and cant stop watching! Liev Schreiber is brilliant in it although he has the type of face that i would love to slap! Jon Voight is on top form too!
    Lemlin wrote: »
    Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire are my two staple diets generally.

    Game of Thrones is up there with the best i've read most of the boks also and the show really has done them justice, haven't started season 4 of Boardwalk Empire yet is it any use?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,288 ✭✭✭✭8-10


    Benimar wrote: »
    Married, one (very) young kid. Health warning: having kids will seriously damage your FF (and fantasy baseball and fantasy american football) prospects.:p

    Fantasy baseball has killed me this year. This is my first week of the season being able to concentrate on the soccer now that it's ended. Had a very competitive league going in work that I finished 3rd in (all other employees in the league are in the States, some playing in the league for over 10 years!). There's a huge difference between 1 transfer a week and a weekend of games in FPL; and daily lineup changes for daily games (sometimes 2 games in a day) with potentially 10 adds per week in the baseball!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 10,232 Mod ✭✭✭✭F1ngers


    Benimar wrote: »
    Am i the only one who hit the big 4-0? :eek::(

    Nope. Am 45.
    Married, 19 year old son.
    Love cheese, I even grate extra cheese onto a pizza, heat it up, push the cheese off to the side, eat the pizza base and then eat the great big blob of cheese...yum, yum, yum.
    Have waited for the last episode of Breaking Bad to be up on Netflix and will blitz season 5 in a sitting or two.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,249 ✭✭✭✭Lemlin


    Game of Thrones is up there with the best i've read most of the boks also and the show really has done them justice, haven't started season 4 of Boardwalk Empire yet is it any use?


    Havent' read any of the Game of Thrones books. Season 2 was almost over by the time I got into the show. I generally don't watch new shows myself. I wait until I hear they are good from friends and then watch the repeats or a box set. I'm up to date with Game of Thrones now though.

    I only started Love/Hate last Christmas. Bought the three series box set and watched them over a few weeks.

    With Boardwalk Empire, I haven't watched season 3 yet. I just finished watching Season 2 again which was repeated on Sky Atlantic. I was presuming they'd show Season 3 straight after it but they haven't yet and the repeat of Season 2 ended two weeks ago. I have heard that Season 3 isn't as good. I can't see Season 4 being shown over here for a while as I would think Sky Atlantic will repear all of Season 3 before they show it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,347 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy


    I'll start breaking bad when I finish suits :p

    Just got up to date with Suits and it's now of my faves. Funny and well put together but not something you'd get emotionally invested in like Breaking Bad.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,969 ✭✭✭✭alchemist33


    So, er, who's watching Bakeoff tonight?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,622 ✭✭✭✭dahat


    Lemlin wrote: »
    On a sidenote, chocolate hob nobs are fantastic.

    Boo Yaa!!! Top class biscuit,often Tesco have BOGOF on these,heaven...


  • Posts: 16,720 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    So, er, who's watching Bakeoff tonight?

    Not sure if its the Irish one tonight but a boardsie over on the Cooking Club is still in that one.

    And yay off topic thread!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,600 ✭✭✭roryc


    It's Tuesday. I'm off for a cerveza until the sun goes down and then a game of poker.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,249 ✭✭✭✭Lemlin


    dahat wrote: »
    Boo Yaa!!! Top class biscuit,often Tesco have BOGOF on these,heaven...

    The missus picked up a couple of packets yesterday so must have been in there.

    Not the best thing to be eating when I'm training for a marathon but sure I keep telling myself it's carbs for energy!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,622 ✭✭✭✭dahat


    1/2 is ok but i find i tend to munch 5/6 with a mug of tae.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭Iused2likebusts


    boardwalk empire is also excellent. Anyone think chalky white is a ringer for dwight yorke obviously chalky would need to be smiling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭Santi101


    Just got up to date with Suits and it's now of my faves. Funny and well put together but not something you'd get emotionally invested in like Breaking Bad.

    Follow Suits aswell...think its going downhill slightly tbh. Season 3 hasnt been as good.

    Still its an easy watch i think.bit of humour here and there & pop culture references.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭El Horseboxo


    Week off work and I think I may actually venture outside today in the sun. Beautifully sunny morning for a jog. Watched the entire second half of the final season of Breaking Bad yesterday. Can't do the week to week thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭bohsman


    moreau wrote: »

    How did ye all end up working for bookies in sunnier climes? Sounds all sexy and glamourous:) an image of James Bond in a Casino in Monaco comes to mind for some reason!

    Nothing all that glamarous, it's office work, started out in the poker industry in Ireland, then got a job for an online poker company in Dublin, when they ran into a bit of trouble a load of us moved to Malta. Fairly awesome outside of work alright. Living in a 4 bedroom villa with a swimming pool in the back garden paying the same rent I'd be paying for some dump in Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭bohsman


    Santi101 wrote: »
    Follow Suits aswell...think its going downhill slightly tbh. Season 3 hasnt been as good.

    Still its an easy watch i think.bit of humour here and there & pop culture references.

    Agreed, easy watch, always nice to see the bad guy get beaten etc, and a couple of steps above some of the awful sitcoms out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,094 ✭✭✭SpaceCowb0y


    Lemlin wrote: »
    Havent' read any of the Game of Thrones books. Season 2 was almost over by the time I got into the show. I generally don't watch new shows myself. I wait until I hear they are good from friends and then watch the repeats or a box set. I'm up to date with Game of Thrones now though.

    I only started Love/Hate last Christmas. Bought the three series box set and watched them over a few weeks.

    With Boardwalk Empire, I haven't watched season 3 yet. I just finished watching Season 2 again which was repeated on Sky Atlantic. I was presuming they'd show Season 3 straight after it but they haven't yet and the repeat of Season 2 ended two weeks ago. I have heard that Season 3 isn't as good. I can't see Season 4 being shown over here for a while as I would think Sky Atlantic will repear all of Season 3 before they show it.

    I used to do the same but ive grown so impatient that i just download/stream the new episodes the day after they air over in the states now! Couldn't believe how short the last season of GOT felt considering they were taking from two books for it!

    Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire was good i thought, some good characters brought into it plus Nucky becomes a lot darker without giving anything away! Season 4 so far is already available online but i've got too into Ray Donovan for the moment to watch anything else although i wlll be jumping ship for the new series of Walking Dead whenever that's back... actually does anyone know when its due back??



    Random plug: if anyone is looking for a website please get in touch i've got a mountain of bills right now so all business is welcome!!

    Sorry mods if that's against the rules please don't ban me :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,686 ✭✭✭Danger781


    I'm making keto-style pizza for the girlfriend and I tonight as it's our two year anniversary and she's embracing my new keto lifestyle with open arms :)

    All this talk of cheese here seems appropriate.. as the BASE of the pizza is made of CHEESE! and almond flour.. :p

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    The ingredients..
    The bowl is cheddar and mozarella grated and mixed together.. You melt that in the oven/microwave and mix it all up with an egg and the almound flour.. You end up with a dough-like mixture.. Mixed in some garlic granules and flattened it onto a cold frying pan.. Fried it up until it was golden on both sides.. then into the fridge to chill ;)

    One that is ready I will fry up some pancetta ham, chicken, mushrooms, and onions just so they're not raw before throwing it all on top of the pizza with the tomato and bacon flavour sauce, more mozarella, and parmesan cheese grated on top.. Bake until it looks like its browning and finish it off under the grill if need be ;)

    Can. Not. Wait.


    Here's one that I made a couple of months ago, but this one has a base of Chicken. Yup, the entire base is made of chicken and cheese blended together. It was amazing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭bohsman


    Awesome, pic of the ready cheese base one please, will definitely give that a shot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,249 ✭✭✭✭Lemlin


    bohsman wrote: »
    Nothing all that glamarous, it's office work, started out in the poker industry in Ireland, then got a job for an online poker company in Dublin, when they ran into a bit of trouble a load of us moved to Malta. Fairly awesome outside of work alright. Living in a 4 bedroom villa with a swimming pool in the back garden paying the same rent I'd be paying for some dump in Dublin.

    Here's a random fact: my first cousin ran for Malta in the 92 Barcelona Olympics. She's a bit of a celebrity over there.

    She married a Maltese National basketball player so they're the Posh and Becks of Malta!

    It's very very cheap over there alright. Gozo is beautiful.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,686 ✭✭✭Danger781


    bohsman wrote: »
    Awesome, pic of the ready cheese base one please, will definitely give that a shot.

    First side:
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    Second side:
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    I'll try and take a picture of the real thing once it's ready! Won't be cooking it until about 8pm when herself finishes work :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭bohsman


    Lemlin wrote: »
    Here's a random fact: my first cousin ran for Malta in the 92 Barcelona Olympics. She's a bit of a celebrity over there.

    She married a Maltese National basketball player so they're the Posh and Becks of Malta!

    It's very very cheap over there alright. Gozo is beautiful.

    Nice, haven't made it to Gozo yet, blue lagoon in Camino is amazing though, mainly enjoying the cheap alcohol these days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,249 ✭✭✭✭Lemlin


    bohsman wrote: »
    Nice, haven't made it to Gozo yet, blue lagoon in Camino is amazing though, mainly enjoying the cheap alcohol these days.

    I spend most of my time in Gozo when I'm over there. Her family have a holiday home down there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,912 ✭✭✭kilburn


    GOT & Boardwalk empire are great shows, Ray Donovan is pretty good aswell looking forward to it tonight !

    Anyone watching Homeland i meant to get the first series boxset but.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,304 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Prodston


    I used to do the same but ive grown so impatient that i just download/stream the new episodes the day after they air over in the states now! Couldn't believe how short the last season of GOT felt considering they were taking from two books for it!

    Well actually it's taken from part one of book 3 so half a book or well 2/3s of a book if we get very specific :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,090 ✭✭✭✭PARlance


    Yeah I've seen you over in the golf alright, I've become quite a fan since the ryder cup in 2006, only 15/16 then bless my cotton socks :pac: Usually have a flutter in the majors and broke even for the season with Dufner in the US PGA, Stenson e/w too :)

    Would love to pick it up in the future as the only golf I'v ever played is of the crazy variety

    Pick it up sooner rather than later Mr P, it's a lot harder to pick up than I thought. Was handy enough at sport, thought itd be a breeze and didnt think I'd like it.
    Boy was I wrong on both accounts.
    I started 3 years ago at 27, wish I got into it earlier.
    Betting and the golf forum are not friends, the mods banned all gambling talk for a while but have now compromised by allowing one betting thread.
    Which is fair enough, it gets flooded with crazies during the majors telling everyone their bets....... Like you :)

    Only messing ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭Mike Ehrmantraut


    bohsman wrote: »
    Nothing all that glamarous, it's office work, started out in the poker industry in Ireland, then got a job for an online poker company in Dublin, when they ran into a bit of trouble a load of us moved to Malta. Fairly awesome outside of work alright. Living in a 4 bedroom villa with a swimming pool in the back garden paying the same rent I'd be paying for some dump in Dublin.

    Sounds like the life :) How's the weather over there this time of year? Myself and the girlfriend are hoping to get away for a few days around the midterm break. Most likely end up in west cork or Kerry, nothing wrong with that either but wouldn't mind heading somewhere warmer!
    kilburn wrote: »
    GOT & Boardwalk empire are great shows, Ray Donovan is pretty good aswell looking forward to it tonight !

    Anyone watching Homeland i meant to get the first series boxset but.....

    Watched the first 2 seasons of homeland, it's good, but kinda lost its way towards the end of the 2nd season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,304 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Prodston


    ajcurry123 wrote: »
    Pick it up sooner rather than later Mr P, it's a lot harder to pick up than I thought. Was handy enough at sport, thought itd be a breeze and didnt think I'd like it.
    Boy was I wrong on both accounts.
    I started 3 years ago at 27, wish I got into it earlier.
    Betting and the golf forum are not friends, the mods banned all gambling talk for a while but have now compromised by allowing one betting thread.
    Which is fair enough, it gets flooded with crazies during the majors telling everyone their bets....... Like you :)

    Only messing ;)

    Haha yeah if anyone actually took my advice on bets then I'd get very worried :pac: Yeah I'll look into it alright but going to be pretty busy for the next year with my Masters and a 20/25,000 word thesis starting in May :eek:
    Most likely end up in west cork or Kerry, nothing wrong with that either but wouldn't mind heading somewhere warmer!

    You'll have to come say hello, lovely weather down here these days :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭Mike Ehrmantraut


    You'll have to come say hello, lovely weather down here these days :(

    Yeah, was only thinking how wonderful the weather was this morning driving thru Midleton :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,094 ✭✭✭SpaceCowb0y


    Well actually it's taken from part one of book 3 so half a book or well 2/3s of a book if we get very specific :D

    It's pretty much the entire volume to be fair! Still not complaining about anything only that the last season seemed short for some reason... there was only 10 episodes in the last one considering how much they could have covered! Not back until next March either :(


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