John Walker's Electronic House

Rum Doings Episode 36

by on Jul.22, 2010, under Rum Doings, The Rest

Welcome to our web of lies. Become entwined in Episode 36‘s multitude of untruthful deceit. Be deceived by our woven evil. Then listen as John’s house falls down.

And while pictures are appearing, here’s that bench:

Then, pear/blueberry cider lengthily discussed, we get around to reading out some of the last million years of emails. And you kept telling us to do this, so you can’t complain.

Does Coke taste better out of a glass? What are the odds of sitting in the United States? Should we stop whining?

Is Nick’s science dodgy? Is that a microphone, or are you just pleased to be recording a podcast? Is Rupert Murdoch Australian? Is Nick safe in your dreams?

Is there a more awful hairdressers name than this?

We then sidetrack into discussing Richard Herring’s As It Occurs To Me, at some length. Then when the name-dropping begins, Douglas Adams.

Make us more famous than the moon. Tweet it, Facebook it, do whatever it is you young people do. And writing a review on iTunes helps us a great deal.

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8 Comments for this entry

  • Flameberge

    Other bad hairdresser names near to where I live:
    Curl Up,
    Curl up and Dye,
    Cutting Edge,

    None quite on the level of the specimen found above, mind.

  • Xercies

    I thought the TV series of Hitchikers Guide To The galaxy was brilliant, maybe because it was basically a live ation version of the radio show…but it successfully brought me to the genius of that series.

  • Arthur

    Nick was a debater? Fantastic! What format did you do?

  • Arthur

    Oh, also. David Cross was once accosted by a fan who gushed to him about how great Mr. Show with Bob and David is. Cross said it was very nice until the guy said, “Yeah, You guys and Benny Hill are my two favorite shows.” at which point he was sad and offended. So don’t feel too down about that email, happens to even the best.

  • Evert

    Not a hairdressers, but there is a tanning salon in Ashton-under-Lyne called “Tans in ‘ere”.

    I have to admit I chuckled when I saw it.

  • Flameberge

    @ Arthur – heh, quite. There is no accounting for taste. I imagine Nick gets upset when they receive e-mails stating that the sender holds Rum Doings in equal regard to the PC GAMER / RPS / Kotaku / Eurogamer / and so on podcast.

    Actually, I wonder if anyone has dared e-mail something along the lines of “You know, the only thing better than Rum Doings is listening to The NooOoOOoooow Show!”

  • Alex

    I like the random crashings and interruptions in the background. It helps sell the illusion that it’s all happening on the fly, like the banter between John and Andy in The Bugle (which is only my second favourite podcast, I swear!).

  • Nick Mailer

    If only it were an illusion. On the fly it very definitely is – once we press record, we don’t press pause. Or haven’t, since Episode One.