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Rum Doings Episode 83: Frompafingers

by on Sep.02, 2011, under Rum Doings, The Rest

Welcome to an echoey episode 83 of Rum Doings, recorded in our new echoey central London studios. In which we talk about some stuff. Look, I’m in the middle of moving house. I’ve been painting and washing and cleaning and unpacking and there’s so much more to do! You can find out what we talk about by listening! And you definitely should, because the ending is brill. Oh, and there are lots of answers to the mountain joke from 9,802 episodes back.

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14 Comments for this entry

  • Aaron

    Surprised nobody has commented yet. Really enjoyed this episode despite the echoey nature. :)

  • Mister k

    Will comment.when I get a chance to, am away, amusingly in bath this weekend!

  • IcyBee

    Hmmm. It says on the caption by that box up there that my mail will not be published. So if you do, I can sue you for the cost of my bodyguards.

    I was only alluding to an allegation Nick has made more than once on these podcasts (only in jest, of course).

    …and if you know the parable, the point is that he can’t move mountains (you need The Shamen for that) – so logically, he cannot enjoy cream teas either.

    …And the allegation is false – an expert on Rageh “according to tradition” Omaar’s recent documentary series says that she was definitely at least seventeen.

  • sinister agent

    Our cat hated catflaps, too. The dog, however, loved using it, despite being 3.36 times too large to fit through it.

    My sister’s cat, however, could no doubt out-stupid Dexter, as she can’t even get through a door that’s already open without help.

    Only Fools and Horses is a pretty good programme, but it’s vastly overplayed and consequently overrated. Plus they kept bringing it back for rubbish speicals. And it seems like the same four or five episodes are on every twenty minutes, with the rest never showing. And yet Rex the Runt is never on telly. It’s an injustice, I tells yer.

  • mister k

    I think occasionally gentlemen can use paper as it aids their shaking, which I can find sometimes less effective than one might hope. I’m glad I made that comment two up building to this one.

    (which I made inside the hunstman. The hunstman is a strange pub in Bath. Its a horrible place downstairs, but for some reason every single person in Bath doesn’t know that it has an upstairs, so myself and friends, when we meet up in Bath again, have merely to go there on any night (twas a saturday) to find it abandoned, as if you have booked it for your own private function.)

  • Jonathan

    I’d just like it to be known that I played no part in Peter’s murders.

  • Coccyx

    Aw, I was hoping to have prompted discourse about the true nature of free will and the consequences that has on the meaning of life. Shame.

  • Mrs Trellis

    You’re wrong about mountains not wearing clothes:

  • Colthor

    John’s also wrong about moving house being the worst thing ever; job-hunting is the worst thing ever. Moving house is second. Employment agents are even worse than letting agents, although I appreciate why John might not realise this.

    In fact, everybody with the word “agent” in their job-title should be killed. If secret agents fall foul of this it’s their fault for being rubbish.

  • Alex

    I’ve noticed a hygienic inconsistency: John seems enthusiastic about using moist towelettes to wipe his ass, commenting on just how much residue is left by normal wiping, but then seems completely blasé about letting those last drops of piss leak down his pants (no matter how much you wiggle).

  • sinister agent

    Colthor is correct. Moving house is nowhere near as depressing and demeaning as jobhunting. And I’ve literally lost count of the number of times I moved house in the last eight years.

  • Gassalasca

    I found Only Fools and Horses cheap and lazy too. But regarding Nick’s being foreign etc. it’s interesing to note that the show was immensely popular in my home country (which shall remain unnamed; suffice it to say it’s small and Eastern European). And from what I’ve heard, it achieved similar success in many other countries around the globe.

  • Fiyenyaa

    And as someone born in the UK, I find Fools and Horses utter bilge myself. I’m not sure it’s success is really to do with any particularly culturally relevant lodestones you can cling onto, but more that people tend to like fairly awful comedy (still true, as the success of people like Kay, McIntyre et al prove).

  • Xercies

    I kind of like Only Fools and Horses but like a lot of long run series you have to kind of go through a bit of crap to get to the good stuff. Though to be honest I have only revisited a few episodes and well…I don’t think it holds up as well as it used to. Its definitly a product of its time to be honest.