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Rum Doings Episode 82: Death And Muskets And Cholera

by on Aug.17, 2011, under Rum Doings, The Rest

In episode 82, recorded long, long ago, in the distant past, before what the world has come to know as “Those Riots”, Nick and John don’t ask why they don’t just fill all those potholes in? Instead there’s chat about the Creation Museum in Kentucky, to which neither John nor Nick has visited. And we strike upon the reason the dinosaurs died out!

Learn how to make mayonnaise, while Nick proves himself to be the new Michael Winslow, and soaks a mug of tea into John’s favourite chair. We prove that eggs are magic, and then plot selling Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Is the Bible magic? Is Rob Newman magic? And then some spectacular impressions of Melvin Bragg. We complain about more rubbish radio comedy, and then put our surviving listeners’ minds at rest.

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14 Comments for this entry

  • James

    I wanted to make eggs benedict. Poaching the egg was easy. Did it first time. Can’t make mayonnaise at all though. Never got it to work. The recipe I was using was different though: one egg yolk, a teaspoon of mustard, and a whole pint of oil.

  • Byron

    Easy way to poach an egg is to crack the egg onto a plate then just dip the edge of the plate into the pot of boiling water and let the egg slide off. let poach then job done. Also that podcast what you did was good.

  • SalsaShark

    Chickens don’t have vaginas. An egg actually comes out of it’s bum.

  • John Walker

    Well, it comes out of its cloaca, actually. When correcting, it’s best not to include errant apostrophes, btw.

  • Tom

    Let me be the first to say, Cloaca-lacca-dac-dac.

  • Xercies

    Well that was shorter then i expected, though I guess next time will be a bit meatier so I don’t mind.

  • Pace

    Alrighty then, I know now what a cloaca is. While looking that up I also discovered that some types of turtle can breathe through their bums.
    Alrighty then.

  • Gassalasca

    Laura didn’t know who Melvyn Bragg was?! But she’s English! Not listening to Radio 4 is one thing, but this…

    Although, I started to doubt I know who Bragg was, so hideous was John’s impression of him. Even John’s normal voice sounds more like Bragg than Jonh’s Bragg voice.

    And now off to try and make some mayonnaise.

  • Gassalasca

    Hm. It was too liquid and runny, not a cream really. What did I do wrong?

  • John Walker

    I imagine you weren’t patient enough. You must drip and whisk that first two thirds of the liquid, making it thick between each drip.

    Also, if you accidentally followed Nick’s 2/3 of a litre, that would explain it too : ) It was 340ml.

  • Gassalasca

    I definitely wasn’t patient enough.
    The story of my life. :|

  • mister k

    Radio 4 is half rubbish comedy and half rubbish plays, and yet compulsive to listen to. So much so that when I come back from a conference and discover that my wife has retuned my radio (sony dream machine, with a tape player, that has continued functioning for some 12 years now) to something other than radio 4 I have to switch it right back. For some reason she doesn’t find John Humphrey’s interrupting a politican to be entertaining to wake up to….

  • sinister agent

    Here is a comment! I haven’t commented before, because I enjoy your suffering. But here it is. You’ve made my day of house-cleaning drudgery one of house-cleaning drudgery with some disembodied voices, so thanks for that.

  • Chris Barrett

    When’s the next one going to be? I’m getting withdrawal symptoms! Grrr! (!!!)