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Rum Doings Episode 55: Christmas!

by on Dec.23, 2010, under Rum Doings, The Rest

Episode 55 of Rum Doings sees a sleepy John and Nick not discussing something something something. But instead chatting about the weather.

In an episode recorded before John died of the flu, we take leave of our senses and embrace Winter by drinking neat Pimms. We then consider Christmas meals, the reality of Father Christmas, and how to spend the season. And other Christmassy matters. With excellent impressions of the Queen.

We ponder turkey, writing with pens, and the transmogrifying nature of Quality Street. We then proceed for forget the names of everyone ever. And discuss the theological implications of God’s not having a beard.

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19 Comments for this entry

  • Dozer

    Are you still dead of flu John?

  • John Walker

    I have been out of bed today for the first time in a week. Which is an improvement.

  • Dozer

    Verrry good, as the TF2 Heavy says.

  • Flameberge

    Happy Yuletide for the other day, Happy Xmas and so forth until all religious and non-religious denominations are covered. Haven’t listened yet, it is reserved to give me some comfort during the unending horror of Christmas with my girlfriend’s family.

    So once again, to John, Nick and everyone else Happy Inoffensive Holidays / Offensive Non-PC Christmas – delete as appropriate.

    Get well soon John :-) Don’t die too much, PCG wouldn’t be the same without They’re Back.

  • Alex Bakke

    I’m going up to Leeds tomorrow, so a 3 hour journey. I shall save this for the journey, I’ll wear a hat and everything.

  • Nick Mailer

    Well, I am in Leeds already, so I beat you to it!

  • Alex Bakke

    How dare you!

    I’m technically not in Leeds – Yeadon.

  • Nick Mailer

    I’m technically not in Leeds – just down the road from Yeadon in Horsforth. Although I was in Yeadon proper yesterday.

  • Alex Bakke

    Fancy that. It’s not that bad a place, cold though.

  • Lewis Denby

    I am also in Horsforth at my folks’ right now. How interesting!

  • Xercies

    From that comment on John, can I safely assume he is going to pop a certain question to a certain lady and if so congratulations.

  • Alex Bakke

    Three Rummers, just minutes away from each other!

    Unless either of you are… Doers?


    Re: The turkey.

    For the past however many years I’ve eaten turkey at Christmas, I’ve absolutely detested it. No flavour, far too dry for my liking.

    However, this year I learned that the turkey cost £78 (!) due to my uncle going overboard, so I tried it once more. I then realised that for the past however many years I’ve been eating the /white/ meat section, so the breast, when I’m a dark meat/leg/wing man. All is good once more.

    It was delicious.


    If you are indeed set to propose, then congratulations, John. May you find eternal happiness with your lovely Doppelgänger.

  • Daniel Rivas

    Wait. Who the hell are you, and why are you in MY Yeadon?


  • Alex

    I don’t know how they compare to ye olde englishe foode, but the traditional meat pie in Quebec is great. We call them tourtières, after the passenger pigeon. Since there aren’t too many of those around these days, you have to come up with some other meat- my family does a half pork, half veal mixture, ground by the butcher and browned before being put in with pastry.

    Pickled tomato is usually made available, but not everyone goes for that sort of stuff on their pie.

  • mister k

    Took me a while to listen to this one, and as always enjoyed. I can’t even think of anything to disagree with… but give me time. I’m also amused by people hypothetically congratulating John. “If you are going to propose, and if she says yes, and if our alien overlords agree to it, congratulations!”

  • David

    More Rum Doings please! I just discovered the show and listened to every episode over the last couple of weeks!

  • Aaron

    John! Nick! Rum Doings? What happened?! :(

  • laddy_gaga

    John died of the flu. RIP John. I was thinking about having a memorial statue erected in the figure of a portly gent murmuring. Any donations?