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Rum Doings Episode 109: Gordon Brown Must Go Into Burlesque

by on Jun.07, 2012, under Rum Doings, The Rest

Something terrible has happened. Nick has recorded an episode of Rum Doings with Judge Coxcombe, but not John, seemingly on a wax cylinder in a wind tunnel. What manner of madness is this?! And why are they sat beside the Mediterranean without him? (Well, because he turned down the invitation because the flights cost too much.)

But, despite this despicable action, this is indeed Rum Doings Episode 109, in which it’s not discussed whether John will be annoyed by the recording of this episode without him. HE’S FINE. Sipping pudding wine, they discuss bathing together, then as flipping usual Nick brings up videogames. Instructing Judge Coxcombe to judge the show as experienced from Spain, they explore the concept of this “music”, and then predict the future of gaming.

Europe is explained in the simplest form – a cream egg – and then the pair move on to gay politicians. And they get run over by a tractor. And finally, what should Gordon Brown do next?

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13 Comments for this entry

  • Tacitus

    This podcast, Nick and Martin, is at its best when it’s not trying to understand gaming.

    There are games out there that aren’t brain-dead pew-pew simulators. Rome: Total War, for example, and the Europa Universalis series.

    The rest of the podcast is great as always.

  • Nick Mailer

    I think Martin admitted that indie gamers make decent and interesting games. The attack was on the big, banal labels. Remember: Martin is a gamer.

  • James Campbell

    Could someone count how many times Nick and Martin said yes in this podcast? I lost track after 600.

  • Alex

    Leaving the EU? Pfft. We’ve got members of the Tory government threatening to leave the UN because some envoy pointed out that we’d been handing over prisoners for torture and treating our First Nations poorly.

  • Jams O'Donnell

    I liked the bit where Nick tried to talk about video games but got ignored and then had to bring it up again.

  • Xercies

    Looking at the EU it really is getting a little bit silly the debt and the measures and that and you really get the understanding how arbitary and rubbish this all is. We could do an egyptian style of wiping the debt and starting over if we wanted to but no the people who want thier money are prepared to destroy the world to get it.

  • Gassalasca

    I can’t believe you still think Obama won’t be re-elected.

    If I knew youn in person I’d propose a wager.

  • Nick Mailer

    Propose a wager away! I think there’s a very good chance that Obama will not be re-elected.

  • Gassalasca

    Okay, if Obama gets re-elected, John and you must make a video episode of RD before the year is out. What say you?

  • Scalywg

    I second that wager! (I admit to being slightly confused – what do I forfeit?)
    I would just like to say that I did actually LOL (embarrassingly so)in a public space at the burlesque line. But how to explain…

  • Nick Mailer

    Ok. And if not, you have to force 5 of your friends or associates to listen to two episodes of your choice!

  • Gassalasca


    I happen to teach English, sort of. So I will probably assign some homework resplendent with rumdoingsy goodness.

  • Eth-Zee

    I like this format. I request that you stay in Benidorm, or some other location inaccessible by John.