John Walker's Electronic House

Rum Doings Episode 97: Eurgh, Boobies! Eurgh, Gay!

by on Jan.20, 2012, under Rum Doings, The Rest

In a pre-recorded episode 97 of Rum Doings, we don’t discuss this week’s SOPA activities because we recorded this weeks ago. But it’s the final part of our Judge Coxcombe trilogy, where we take questions from the audience. We begin with some real life, and then quickly get into cuddly character as we question Nick’s absence. We celebrate making money by letting things be free, and then impressively we DO talk about SOPA! We are prescient.

Then we turn to the Twitters to solve your woes. The choice between trifle and banana crunch! Whether Mark Kermode is a big twit (he is)! Dealing with txtspk! The future of newspapers! These exclamation marks feel inappropriate!

We ponder Kunstler, whether it’s okay to associate with people who like George Galloway, how marshmallows predict your future, and the hypothetical kitchen of Nicholas Mailer. And who will Baby Judith grow up to be?

We really do ask you to write a review on iTunes. It makes a massive difference, and helps other people to pay attention to the podcast. Thank you to everyone who has – we’ve some lovely reviews. The more that appear, the more likely iTunes is to take us more seriously. And keep on tweeting and so forth. Please – it’s the only thing we ask of you. And don’t forget to give us a million pounds.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @rumdoings. If you want to email us, you can do that here. If you want to be a “fan” of ours on Facebook, which apparently people still do, you can do that here.

To get this episode directly, right click and save here. To subscribe to Rum Doings click here, or you can find it in iTunes here.

Or you can listen to it right here!


10 Comments for this entry

  • sinister agent

    Someone overheard me listening to the opening minutes of this and asked “is that the Eddie Izzard stuff?”.

    There’s been no prior mention of Eddie Izzard, so this isn’t out of context. One of you sounds like Eddie Izzard, apparently.

  • Ikebox

    Righto, one steak dinner coming up. Thanks sirs!

  • Fiyenyaa

    I don’t think any of the three sound like Mr Izzard, but I hope your overhearer thinks it was Nick, since he really wouldn’t enjoy the comparison.

  • mister k

    Does anyone like George Galloway these days? I mean I enjoyed him making idiots out of the committee in the US, but he has clearly demonstrated that he is quite, quite terrible.

  • Gassalasca

    I would just like to openly agree with John. The only sensible thing to do when having a meal is to leave the very best bit for last.

  • Alex

    If you want a nice, homey, artery-clogging meal that doesn’t cost as much as a T-bone, then you should make yourself a good macaroni and cheese. The most important part is to heat up the milk just under the boiling point, throw in a bunch of chopped veggies like onions, carrots and celery some bits like mace and bay leaves, then letting the whole thing steep for fifteen minutes. While that’s going on, you can boil your pasta and make a roux. After straining out all the solids from your milk, you slowly stir in your grated cheese, leaving just on the side to use for a topping. Throw it in the oven for thirty minutes and you’re done!

    It’s great for leftovers, too. When refrigerated, it goes almost completely solid, so it’s really easy to slice it up and chuck in the microwave. don’t actually eat it cold, though. The cheese overpowers all the other flavours if it isn’t heated back up.

    The Galloway stuff was interesting. I don’t really know anything about his politics, but he was in the news here a lot when he was banned from entering Canada because of donations he’d made towards that Gaza flotilla.

  • Nick Mailer

    Alex: t-bone steaks don’t clog arteries (despite what years of pseudoscientific nonsense has propounded); but the refined flour in the mac cheese will certainly help with that!

  • Alex

    Does that mean it’s ok to slather my steak with garlic butter? :3

  • Nick Mailer

    Alex: yes. But don’t have a huge plate of chips with it, nor wash it down with a glass of coke. And skip dessert.

    It’s those things that cause problems with your arteries, not fat or steak (as any Inuit will tell you!)

  • devlocke

    Oddly, in Episode 21, Nick says “You can be queen!” and sounds a bit like Eddie Izzard. I wouldn’t have noticed it if I hadn’t seen that comment earlier today, but I had. So I did.