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Rum Doings Episode 236: I Wish You Had Died On The Operating Table

by on Mar.10, 2017, under Rum Doings

In our 236th ever Rum Doings, has the Bieber bubble burst?

We talk about John’s gall bladder surgery, and much besides, but you’ll have to listen to find out as it hurts too much to sit in this chair.

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Rum Doings Episode 235: My Willy Plopped Out My Bumhole

by on Feb.17, 2017, under Rum Doings

In our 235th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is PewDiePie the next Hitler?

Oooh, lovely, it’s a proper old-fashioned Rum Doings episode, with topics jumping back and forth all over the house. We cover two year past deaths of radio presenters no one’s heard of, childhood fear, quantum entanglement and confused bishops.

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Rum Doings Episode 234: It’s Time To Stop It Now

by on Feb.03, 2017, under Rum Doings

In our 234th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, when will the world’s governments finally begin an investigation into the cause of all these celebrity deaths?

It’s a lot of Trump. That was fairly inevitable. John continues to argue for hysteria and panic, Nick continues to argue for calm uninterest. Via this exquisite example of Hegelian dialectic, a synthesis is eventually reached. (Actually, this episode presents a much more realistic example of real-life communication within the twenty-year friendship between the two hosts – this is how we normally get anywhere.)

Then there’s a smattering of the idiotic lawsuit between Bethesda and Oculus.

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Rum Doings Episode 233: Good Fingering

by on Jan.26, 2017, under Rum Doings

In our 233th ever Rum Doings, our topic is,

After Nick finally gets done whining and whining about how pathetic he is, we get on to a traditionally rambling, frequently sidetracked discussion of the Trump presidency so far. What might happen to NPR? We analyse Data’s poem to his cat. We read some of Trump’s tweets. And we ponder the purpose of the Women’s March.

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Rum Doings Episode 232: The Symbol Of Disposable Mortality

by on Jan.09, 2017, under Rum Doings

In our 232th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, have you ever eaten a ghost?

Discussions of our Christmas break, Lappish holidays, and festive feasts breaks way into an accidental conversion to Catholicism. We laugh at the colossally stupid Canary, forecast 2017, and then talk about the Mandela Effect, and specifically this article about it. And then mailing lists, and a surprise celebration of George Michael.

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Rum Doings Episode 231: 100% Desiccated Breakfast

by on Dec.09, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 231th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is the cynical introduction of affordable 4K HDR televisions the last straw?

In another pleasingly mixed episode we talk all over the place, from remembering Fight Club to from where the next child abuse scandal shall emerge, adoption and fostering to the luck and timing of creative success. We try to fathom YouTube like old, old men, and then laugh at how silly Googles are.

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Rum Doings Episode 230: That Is Racist

by on Dec.02, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 230th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, actually, ALL Fridays matter.

We recorded this last week, but then John’s life went crazy and he finally got around to posting it today. But thankfully we chatted aimiably about non-topical things for a change! So here is a lovely episode that should distract you from the 2016s of 2016.

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Rum Doings Episode 229: Emergency Election-o-Horror Episode

by on Nov.09, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 229th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, are plastic pegs an abomination or the saviours of the washing line?

This is a slightly shorter emergency episode, responding to the US election result as soon as we were both alive again this morning. It’s glum, obviously, but you do get to hear Nick say words that you’ll have never heard before (his family and friends included).

We talk about what isn’t going to happen, how there won’t be a wall, what limits Trump will operate under. And then we talk terrifying worst-case scenarios. But the good news is, it all ends with lovely cute Toby chatting his madness at us.

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Rum Doings Episode 228: Vote Trump We Were JOKING

by on Nov.04, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 228th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, since it is clear we cannot be trusted with cotton buds and ears isn’t it about time they were banned?

We talk about how all judges are pure evil hellbent against the will of the people, the Brexit effect (Brexfect), and move on to the American election. Plus we accuse just about everyone of terrible crimes, and then explain why everyone should vote Trump.

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Rum Doings Episode 227: What Do You Do If You Get Swallowed By An Elephant?

by on Oct.28, 2016, under Rum Doings

In our 227th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, with the end of the Great British Bake Off, what is left for Brexit Britain?

We discuss the magical futuristic technology of voice activated personal assistants, the peculiar national forgetting of what the Liberal Democrats did six years ago, and six year old antisemitism. We mourn the loss of Jack Chick, ponder the age of immigrants, and bitch about Plusnet.

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