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Rum Doings Episode 180: And That Is The Title Of Our Episode

by on Feb.11, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 180th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, it’s the year 2000! Where are our hoverboards?!

Instead we talk about scuppering podcasts, babies on planes, and John correctly points out how average is Frozen. We learn about Nick’s daughter’s racism, and ponder the results of the upcoming election, and then Nick starts crackling.

Yup, sorry again, but Nick is a TERRIBLE PERSON. Even worse, he moves things on to videogames. Fortunately we move on, and discuss how utterly awful are the cartoon strips in Private Eye, which leads us to our favourite topic of User Friendly. And John’s version. Toby briefly invades, as our episode 180 special guest, before we return to being rude about a cartoon.

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Rum Doings Episode 179: I Love My Chattel Like I Love My Pot

by on Jan.22, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 179th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, isn’t it about time we did something about that pesky Boko Haram?

We begin with cat leg news, then move on to some discussion about the peculiarities of the Sun’s page 3. (Recorded yesterday, before boobies reappeared this morning.) We mention the popularity of John’s willy, and Nick gives his argument in favour of objectification, before we drift our way to discussing the conclusion of Cabin Pressure.

John explains what he likes least about his 12 week old son, we ponder holidays to Yorkshire, and John’s teenage climbing habits, and then we conclude with information about Emanuel Swedenborg Day.

Don’t forget Thomas Aquinas Day has been cancelled, due to his having been a massive anti-Semite. So we’ve moved it to the 29th January, recognising Emanuel Swedenborg Day, master scientist turned loopy theologian. Please remember to book this day off work. Listen to this episode for more details.

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Rum Doings Episode 178: You’re A Horrible, Horrible, Despicable Figure

by on Jan.15, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 178th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, isn’t it about time we acknowledged the “women in the workplace” experiment should come to an end.

We begin with rememberings of our first go on the internet, and then inevitably move on to the Charlie Hebdo story. Nick gives a short lecture on the nature of problematic religions, interrupted by a problematic wife, before we undo the nonsense of the argument that satire must only “punch up”.

We talk irony and the science of Mornington Crescent, and then John rants about how The Unbelievable Truth is a terrible radio concept. Then we somehow find ourselves dissecting the careers of Whose Line contestants, and ponder the descent of Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. And we call Mitch Benn names, again.

BY THE WAY Thomas Aquinas Day has been cancelled, due to his having been a massive anti-Semite. So we’ve moved it to the 29th January, recognising Emanuel Swedenborg Day, master scientist turned loopy theologian. Please remember to book this day off work. Further instructions of the traditions to be applied to this international holiday will be revealed soon.

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Rum Doings Episode 177: CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK

by on Jan.06, 2015, under Rum Doings

In our 177th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, should there be a pink card in football for players who’ve done too many rapes?

What CLICK we CLICK talk CLICK about CLICK instead CLICK is oh dear. Nick messed up. Despite a pleasant enough start, discussing pedo royals, about five minutes in Nick’s recording goes crazy and starts clicking like a Geiger counter inside a nuclear bomb. If you can stand it, we go on to talk about late night chat shows, we close down all network TV and replace it with radio, and get an update on John’s baby. We point out that hoverboards are a stupid idea, how we need dinosaurs back to humble mankind, and the most importantly of all…

DECLARE THOMAS AQUINAS DAY ON 28TH JANUARY.

Book the day off now, as this is to be a new international holiday for all Rum Doings listeners, to give us something to look forward to when returning to work after Christmas!

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Rum Doings Episode 176: Not Very Christmas Special

by on Dec.22, 2014, under Rum Doings

In our 176th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, should snow be mandatory at Christmas?

With a very special seven week old guest, this week’s episode comes from Nick, John and Toby. We discuss stupid babies, stupid Theresa May, the divinity of the Lord Baby Jesus, and the awfulness of carols. We ponder four year old logic, Nick genuinely proselytises Strictly Come Dancing, and then we skewer Apple right through their hearts. It turns out neither of us is a huge fan of Bob Geldof, but we are big fans of Judge Coxcombe. And baby willies.

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Rum Doings Episode 175: The Mark Of Cain

by on Dec.01, 2014, under Rum Doings

In our 175th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, when will someone finally stand up for the good-old British cabbie?

Instead we talk about John’s becoming a daddy, and John’s going to a mental health nurse. We talk about anxiety disorder, then the truncated You & Yours. There’s ranting about the ridiculous nonsense of feeding programmes for two-day-old babies and enforced formula use, and then learn some homeopathic uses for arsenic.

John talks about the best and worst things about being a dad, and then some suggestions of videogames for little children to play.

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Rum Doings Episode 174: A Buttered Bath

by on Oct.28, 2014, under Rum Doings

In our 174th ever Rum Doings, our topic is, isn’t it about time to renationalise One Direction?

In an episode beset by a strange satellite delay (we talk over each other more than usual), we dominantly discuss how lovely and thoughtful John is, and Nick’s hate for all humanity. We consider the bath/wee dilemma as posted by 5 year old Judy. There’s shouty arguments over terms like “trigger warning”, and Nick’s contempt for John is laid bare. But actually it’s about ethics in games journalism, as well as Nick’s frustration with John’s interactions with the arseholes. Finally there’s some chat about giving birth and becoming dads.

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Rum Doings Episode 173: A Bit Of Grit Underneath Your Scrotum

by on Oct.15, 2014, under Rum Doings

In our 173rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is should ebola be required for airline travel?

We discuss Nick’s mighty teeth, the inevitable appearance of a Walker baby, the complete absence of learning anything useful at middle school, and then dive deep into the insane world of idiotic conspiracy magazine, Nexus New Times. We learn about giant spiders, the Jesuit control of Australia, and the cover-up of anti-gravity.

And here’s talk Nick mentions:

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Rum Doings Episode 172: They’re Bubbling Like Fermenting Sauerkraut

by on Sep.30, 2014, under Rum Doings, The Rest

In our 172nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is what is, considering all the cracks, isn’t it now time to admit that paving stones are a noble failure which should be abandoned?

We talk about how microwaves enhance baby learning, Nick’s food fight with a primary school, and John’s disgust with the awfulness of Doctor Who.

There’s then chat about American late night talk shows, British attempts at them, and then some TV and book recommendations.

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Rum Doings Episode 171: Into Isolation, BABY

by on Sep.10, 2014, under Rum Doings

In our 171st ever Rum Doings, our topic is what is the chromosomal configuration of Kate’s zygote?

We talk about the nature and consequences of political criticism of art, at quite some length, especially how it relates to gaming. This meanders onto talk of our continued struggle with the pink and blue nature of childhoods, and a brief detour into baby having.

We’re such grown ups that Nick’s daughter starts school this week, so we chat about that, and then our horror at how young everyone is. No one is allowed to have been born after 1985.

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