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Rum Doings Episode 38: Best Of 1 To 10

by on Aug.05, 2010, under Rum Doings, The Rest

It’s the summer, and to celebrate Nick and I are giving ourselves a break from the sickening sight of each other. So this Episode 38 is something of a “best of” I discovered while rooting around in the attic fifty years in the future. It collects together moments from episodes 1 to 10, which I’d forgotten, and you probably did too.

Don’t ignore it just because of that! It’s really good! It’s the half hour of decent bits from the first 450. In hindsight we probably should have included more decent bits. Nick sings! John doesn’t! The origin of cream teas! What an unbelievable treat.

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22 Comments for this entry

  • Alex B

    Just as well, really, because I haven’t heard episodes 1-5 yet :)

  • James Campbell

    Hooray! Will be nice to remember some long-forgotten memories.

    Also, a couple of episodes ago John mentioned how he found it amusing that some people seemed to think that there was no photo of Mr. Mailer on the internet.

    Well “some people” should be ill-informed no longer!
    (He’s the one holding the book)

  • Geejay

    Ha ha! That isn’t him!

  • trellism

    Umm… James, I’m not holding the book.
    I’m good.

  • Xercies

    I think hes the one in the t-shirt…bit of a clue there lol.

  • James Campbell

    Oh! You people might just be right…

    I still think Rum Doings is funnier if you pretend Nick is that fat Guinness man. I like to imagine him eating a tub of KFC chicken while chastising John about his weight.

    Also, why has John become an old Morningside lady in the future?

  • Nick Mailer

    The tubby chap is Mr Guinness. Hence his holding the record certificate.

  • Xercies

    Yay i can finally make the I love Nick Mailer badges i’ve always wanted to make after that episode of I think not this podcast but the other one John goes on that Nick doesn’t get much love from fans like he does. So a badge i think would help.

  • Skusey

    Isn’t that Nick Frost holding the shiny book? On a tangent, I’ve always loved how unnecessarily shiny the world record books books are.

    And thank you for making this, I’m sure it took a lot of effort. Listening back through the early podcasts that is! Sorry.

  • George

    @ Skusey – no, it’s not Nick Frost.

    If Nick Mailer is t-shirt guy, then I am confused. He look about 12 in that picture. I thought Nick was scarf man, next to Stephen Merchant.

  • Nick Mailer

    Scarf Man is Karl Pilkington.

  • James Campbell

    “left to right: Craig Glenday (GWR), Karl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais, Jake Jellinek (Positive Internet), Nick Mailer (Positive Internet).”

  • Arthur

    Are you imitating someone specific Mr. Walker?

  • John Walker

    It’s me in fifty years.

  • Nick Mailer

    Not me – I.

  • Xercies

    i think in our language now me is I a bit…since to be honest its easier to the tongue to say me then to say I, I would say in some circumstances and that’s why you get this.

  • laddy_gaga

    A vintage offering. I particularly enjoyed the nightmarish qualities of your quiz show theme tune.

  • Jambe

    But the best episode was eleventeen! Why no eleventeen?

    That was an enjoyable compilation.

  • EthZee

    I always imagined Nick as looking like the sarcastic teenage stereotype from that execrable sitcom, My Family (Gabriel Thomson). Turns out that my guess wasn’t so far from the truth.

  • Arthur

    I always imagined Norman Mailer circa 1950.

  • Nick Mailer

    Uncle Norman was far naughtier than I then.

  • Gassalasca

    Of course, your accent won’t get posher in 50 years as you make it in the podcast :D; it will stay the same, but God knows what the kids will be speaking then.