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Rum Doings Episode 29

by on Jun.03, 2010, under Rum Doings, The Rest

Welcome to a live episode 29 of Rum Doings, recorded at the precise moment you choose to listen to it.

Nick begins with a quick impression of John’s girlfriend, before explaining our topic for the day: Do we in England still have any politicians who are honest now, left?

Dark secrets are revealed about the prisoners in John’s basement, and then his racism against glasses. Nick demonstrates some rather disturbing biological news, reveals Michael Jackson’s tastes in cervixceeses, and John attempts an Elmo impression.

Find out how you are made of Coco Pops. We leap from National Trust houses to the powerful effect of John’s kisses. Can you polish a turd?

And then our treatise on how everything must be done in one trip. And unshopping. Lenny Henry joins the Radio 4 Curse, Money Box Live fails to get a caller under 90, and we remember what we found funny when we were stupid.

Nick then courts controversy once more, raising our most comment-enangering subject once again.

Inform everyone you know. At all costs, promote us. And writing a review on iTunes helps us a great deal. Cool people do it. You want to be in the cool gang.

If you want to email us, you can do that here. If you want to be a “fan” of ours on Facebook, for some dreadful reason, you can do that here.

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12 Comments for this entry

  • James Campbell

    Just Judas sounds like a great tv show. It could have the following closing theme:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1irXjtkD1Y

  • Royston

    TBL the internet chap is (wikipedia tells us at least) a Unitarian Univeraslist, rather than a Christian. I hope there’s a special next week – perhaps something with the ‘WAG’. St Judas (Jude) is quite a big thing – patron saint of hopeless causes, because people kept on getting him confused with the other one!

  • Skusey

    Great podcast as usual, thank you.

    On an slightly related note, I’m worried about the effect that Rum Doings is having on me. I was watching some sort of “50 greatest foot-to-ball moments” on BBC3 the other day, and when cream teas were mentioned as one of the things that makes England great (seguing into the national team missing lots of penalty kicks) I laughed for ages.

  • Alex

    Do you have to have itunes installed to write a review there? I can’t find any button, following the link you gave.

  • James Campbell

    @Alex
    I think you need to have iTunes unfortunately.

    I actually wrote a review but it hasn’t come up. I know the reviews are moderated to some extent but I didn’t say anything rude or libellous so I find its non-publication very odd.

  • John Walker

    We certainly don’t moderate them, so I’ve no idea what’s happening there.

  • Alex

    My family ran into something similar to nick’s story of the church bells. When we went on vacation in Burgundy, the place we rented was the old parochial house that had been purchased by the town. Everyone was friendly, and someone even gave us a jug of milk, fresh off the cow. They even decided to disable the quarter-hour bells from 23:00 to 6:00. I still needed ear plugs to sleep, though.

    Also, your use of the word ‘chink’ was a bit surprising.

  • James Campbell

    John,
    It says at the bottom the review space on iTunes.
    “If a review is deemed inappropriate, it will not be posted to the iTunes Store.”
    Presumably Apple is doing the moderation.

    I can’t imagine what it was that I wrote that Apple deemed inappropriate. Maybe they’ve cottoned on to the whole cream teas thing?

  • Adam

    Great song James!
    And Nick may want to bear what in mind what Michaelangelo once said.
    “Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”

  • Nick Mailer

    Adam: did he really say that? I find it odd that ‘trifle’ should happen to have that double-meaning coincidentally in both English and Renaissance Italian!

  • devlocke

    Nick: Does it need to have a double-meaning to make sense? Assuming the single meaning of ‘an insignificant or minor thing,’ it just says that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, doesn’t it?

  • Bod Notbod

    Yay, another good podcast. Made being awake at 5am this morning bearable. And your voices looked nice in my Foobar spectogram.