This is a thread where GRcade decides who/what is the greatest ever in a variety of subjects.
First up was Prime Ministers:
Now obviously there have been a strawberry float load of Prime Ministers and so we will stick to those that were in power during our lifetimes. I know we have some golden oldies on the forum, but I am starting at the 60s which actually means we go back to 1957. If anybody was born before that, then tough gooseberry fool.
I am also not including the current Prime Minister, not because she is evil, but because it is hard to judge somebody who is still doing the job.
So GRcade, who is the best ever?
Harold MacMillan - 5% Alex Douglas-Hume - No votes Harold Wilson - 5% Edward Heath - 3% James Callaghan - No votes Margaret Thatcher - 16% John Major - 8% Tony Blair - 51% Gordon Brown - 8% David Cameron - 3%
With over 50% of the vote, GRcade declared Tony Blair the greatest Prime Minister (post 1960).
Next up was movies:
Gone with the Wind - 8% Avatar – 0% Star Wars - 60% Titanic - 4% The Sound of Music – 0% E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 4% The Ten Commandments – 0% Doctor Zhivago – 0% Jaws - 20% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 4%
With 60% of the vote, Star Wars (A New Hope) was declared the best of the biggest movies.
Next up was the best UK cities (excluding London)!
Birmingham - 17% Leeds - No votes Glasgow - 12% Sheffield - 2% Bradford - No votes Edinburgh - 21% Liverpool - 12% Manchester - 26% Bristol - 10% Wakefield - No votes
With 26% of the vote, Manchester was declared the greatest UK city.
Next up was countries!
Denmark - 9% Switzerland - 9% Iceland - 22% Norway - 9% Finland - 4% Canada - 26% Netherlands - 4% New Zealand - 9% Australia - No votes Sweden - 9%
With 26% of the vote, Canada was voted the best country. Well done Rightey, you kicked Manny's arse.
Next up was albums!
Michael Jackson – Thriller - 21% AC/DC – Back in Black - 13% Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon - 21% Whitney Houston/Various Artists – The Bodyguard - 3% Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell - 3% Eagles – Their Greatest Hits (1971 – 1975) - No votes Bee Gees/Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever - No votes Fleetwood Mac – Rumours - 15% Shania Twain – Come on Over - 15% Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV - 10%
With 21% each, Michael Jackson's Thriller and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon were crowned joint champions!
Next up was chocolate bars!
Dairy Milk - 16% Galaxy - 22% Maltesers - No votes Kinder - 4% Kit Kat - 10% Snickers - 26% Wispa - 16% Mars - 4% Twirl - No votes Aero - 2%
With 26% of the vote, Snickers was crowned king of the chocolate bars!
Next up was games!
Tetris - 42% Minecraft - 6% Wii Sports - No votes Grand Theft Auto V - 15% Super Mario Bros. - 27% Mario Kart Wii - 3% Wii Sports Resort - 3% New Super Mario Bros. - No votes The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 3% New Super Mario Bros. Wii - No votes
With 42% of the vote, Tetris was crowned the best game!
Next up was directors!
Steven Spielberg 55% Peter Jackson 9% James Cameron 5% David Yates No votes Michael Bay 5% Christopher Nolan 23% Robert Zemeckis No votes Tim Burton 5% Chris Columbus No votes Gore Verbinski No votes
With 55% of the vote Steven Spielberg was voted the greatest director!
Next was tourism!
Tower of London (London) 24% St Paul’s Cathedral (London) 24% Westminster Abbey (London) No votes Roman Baths (Bath) 5% Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury) No votes Stonehenge (Amesbury) 33% Palace of Westminster (London) 10% York Minster (York) No votes Chatsworth House (Chatsworth) 5% Leeds Castle (Maidstone) No votes
With 33% of the vote, Stonehenge was voted as the greatest tourist attraction in the UK!
Next up was game consoles!
PlayStation 2 27% Nintendo DS/3DS 18% GameBoy 6% Playstation 10% Wii 2% Xbox 360 27% Playstation 3 No votes Playstation Portable 2% GameBoy Advance 4% Nintendo Entertainment System 4%
With 27% of the vote each, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 were crowned the greatest ever games consoles!
Next was N64 games!
Super Mario 64 18% Mario Kart 64 5% Goldeneye 007 9% The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 50% Super Smash Bros. No votes Diddy Kong Racing 2% Pokemon Stadium 2% Donkey Kong 64 2% The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 9% Star Fox 64 2%
With 50% of the vote, Ocarina of Time was voted the greatest N64 game!
Next was GRcade founding fathers!
Garth 19% Venom 4% Suzzopher 26% Tomvek 15% Winckle 19% Rog 4% Boo! No votes Moderator Sir Geoff 11% RetroEd 4% Akai XIII No votes
With 26% of the vote, Suzzopher was voted as the greatest of our founding fathers.
Next was James Bond!
Barry Nelson No votes Bob Holness 2% Sean Connery 35% David Niven 4% George Lazenby 4% Roger Moore 13% Timothy Dalton 12% Michael Jayston No votes Pierce Brosnan 23% Daniel Craig 8% Toby Stephens No votes
With 35% of the vote, Sean Connery was voted the greatest Bond of all time!
Next up was execution.
Lethal Injection 24% Electric Chair 5% Gas Chamber No votes Firing Squad 24% Hanging 14% Guillotine 33%
With 33% of the vote, the Guillotine was chosen as GRcade's favourite way to execute people.
Next was newspapers!
The Sun 6% Daily Mail 3% Evening Standard No votes Daily Mirror No votes Daily Telegraph 9% The Times 33% Daily Star 9% Daily Express No votes I 30% Financial Times 9%
With 33% of the vote, The Times was voted the best newspaper.
Next was, fast food.
McDonalds 26% KFC 19% Subway 13% Burger King 11% Pizza Hut No votes Domino's 9% Nando's 15% Pizza Express 4% Pret a Manger 4% Krispy Kreme No votes
With 26% of the vote, McDonald's was voted as the best fast food available in the UK.
Next was the Cola Wars, Pepsi or Coke?
Pepsi 33% Coke 67%
With 67% of the vote, Coke was voted the best cola.
Next was, sports!
NFL (American Football) 23% MLB (Baseball) 4% NBA (Basketball) No votes Premier League (Football) 62% NHL (Ice Hockey) 8% Bundesliga (Football) No votes La Liga (Football) 4% Serie A (Football) No votes Ligue 1 (Football) No votes NPB (Baseball) No votes
With 62% of the vote, The Premier League was voted the greatest!
Next was the sexiest women of all time!
Rachel Stevens 24% Jennifer Lopez No votes Kelly Brook 32% Britney Spears No votes Cheryl Cole 11% Halle Berry 3% Jennifer Aniston 11% Anna Kournikova 5% Keeley Hazell 14% Jenny McCarthy No votes
With 32% of the vote, Kelly Brook was named GRcades top totty.
GRcade’s favourite Christmas dinner would be Turkey, with stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and gravy.
Next up, scones!
Rhymes with "gone" 48% Rhymes with "cone" 50% Rhymes with "one" 2%
GRcade has decided that scone rhymes with cone!
Next up was highest grossing actors.
Harrison Ford 12% Samuel L Jackson 9% Morgan Freeman 18% Tom Hanks 35% Robert Downey Jr. 6% Eddie Murphy No votes Tom Cruise 6% Johnny Depp No votes Michael Caine 9% Scarlett Johansson 6%
With 35% of the vote, GR decided that Tom Hanks is the greatest actor!
Next up was 60s singles.
She Loves You – The Beatles 4% I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles 17% Tears – Ken Dodd 13% Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles 8% I Feel Fine – The Beatles No votes Carnival is Over – The Seekers 4% We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper – The Beatles 42% Release Me – Englebert Humperdinck 8% It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley 4% Green, Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones No votes
The Beatles with We Can Work it Out was declared the highlight of the 60s!
Next up, the 70s.
Mull of Kintyre – Wings – No Votes Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring – Boney M. – 6% You’re the One That I Want – JT and ONJ – No Votes Mary’s Boy Child – Boney M. – No Votes Summer Nights – JT and ONJ – 3% YMCA – Village People – 3% Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen – 55% Heart of Glass – Blondie – 33% Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel – No Votes Don’t Give Up on Us – David Soul – No Votes
With 55% of the vote, Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody won!
Next up, the 80s.
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid – 8% Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – 24% I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder – 3% Two Tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – 5% Don’t You Want Me – The Human League – 19% Last Christmas/Everything She Wants – Wham! – 5% Karma Chameleon – Culture Club – 8% Careless Whisper – George Michael – 19% The Power of Love – Jennifer Rush – No Votes Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners – 8%
With 24% of the vote, Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was declared the winner!
Next up, the 90s.
Candle in the Wind – Elton John – 2% Unchained Melody – Robson and Jerome – No Votes Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet – 7% Barbie Girl – Aqua – 30% Believe – Cher – 17% Perfect Day – Various – 17% (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams – 13% …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears – 7% I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans – 7% I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston – No Votes
With a whopping 30% of the vote, Barbie Girl by Aqua was the winner!
Next up, the 00s.
Evergreen/Anything is Possible – Will Young - No votes Unchained Melody – Gareth Gates - No votes (Is This the Way to) Amarillo – Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay - 6% It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy - 24% Hallelujah – Alexandra Burke - No votes Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid 20 - 3% Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue - 56% That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward - No votes Pure and Simple – Hear’Say - No votes Can We Fix It? – Bob the Builder - 12%
With 56% of the vote, Can't Get You Out of My Head by Kylie Minogue was the winner.
Next up was the best single of all time.
We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper – The Beatles - 17% Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen - 54% Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood - 11% Barbie Girl – Aqua - 17% Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue - No votes
With 54% of the vote, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was voted the greatest single of all time.
Next up was best of "the team".
Green Gecko 6% Steve 4% Garth 4% Karl 38% Albear No votes Cuttooth No votes KK 12% Mafro 4% Mockmaster 26% Parksey 6% The Alchemist Penguin No votes
With 38% of the vote, Karl was voted the best member of "the Team". I think it was fixed...
With 30% of the vote, Saturday was declared the worst day of the week.
Next up, British Isles countries.
Ireland 9% Northern Ireland 1% England 43% Wales 10% Scotland 35% Isle of Man 1%
With 43% of the vote, England won!
Next up, World Cup hosts.
Uruguay No votes Italy 14% France 7% Brazil No votes Switzerland 7% Sweden No votes Chile No votes England 29% Mexico 7% Germany 14% Argentina No votes Spain No votes USA No votes South Korea No votes Japan 7% South Africa 14%
With 29% of the vote, England was chosen as the best world cup host.
Next up was condiments.
Tomato Ketchup 24% Brown Sauce 12% Mayonnaise 26% Gentleman’s Relish 6% Horseradish Sauce No votes Mustard 6% Marie Rose Sauce No votes Salad Cream 3% Mint Sauce 6% Worcestershire Sauce 3% Hot/Chilli Sauce 15%
With 26% of the vote, Mayonnaise was voted the best condiment.
Next up, snow!
Pitching 5% Settling 65% Sticking 5% Laying 25%
Next up, do you like black pudding!
Yes 80% No 16% Never tried it 4%
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In my time it was definitely Blair, even though his reputation has obviously been badly tarnished. He's made his way back into my good books for trying to stop Brexit, you know, whatever that actually involves him doing, of which I've seen nothing yet.
It's like voting for the STI you'd most like to get. Of the ones I remember, no to Maggie T, Major was forgettable (aside from 'Pass the peas Norma'), Blair was a breath of fresh air at first but has been tainted since, for Brown see Major, Cameron was a disaster. If I had a gun to my head then I'd probably go Blair for minimum wage, devolution, independence for the BoE and he actually did manage to reduce the gap between rich and poor for a while.
I'm a big fan of politics and have no idea who I'd vote for; I don't know enough in - depth information about the PM's policies prior to Thatcher. I imagine that Blair will win this simply because he's the main (only?) competent politician that most of us are able to remember.
If I have to I would say Heath. Yes he strawberry floated up a lot of gooseberry fool such as the three day week but he did help drag us in to some semblance of modern society. He brought in decimalisation and brought us in to the EU.