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Rum Doings 2012 Christmas Special!

by on Dec.21, 2012, under Rum Doings

It’s the Rum Doings Christmas Special! A double-length episode to see you through into the new year, with John sounding like he’s in another room – turns out the new mic isn’t multi-directional. We’ll return to Mr Droopy in 2013.

What do we discuss? I’m not going to tell you! (Although I’ll warn there’s rather a lot of penis talk.) You’re the sort who rattles and sniffs your presents, aren’t you? Well you’ll have to just unwrap it.

We’d really love it if you left a review on iTunes as a Christmas present for us. Yes, iTunes is hideous, but reviews on there are what get podcasts more attention. After 100 free episodes, we’d love you to return the favour by writing a quick review.

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8 Comments for this entry

  • Evert

    The funny tv willy rule is the “Mull of Kintyre” rule.

    Also, snow is brilliant

  • Gassalasca

    A wonderful episode. The length, the content, the Crimble spirit.

    P.S. Oh, and I hereby remind Nicholas of our little wager.

  • Jim Huxter (Jimangi)

    You read not one but two of my tweets! I can die happy.
    You should ask more of us more often. Audience participation is great.

  • Zorganist

    I find it reassuring that John thinks it completely normal for him and Nick to serenade each other with Christmas-themed pop songs even when not recording a podcast.

  • NM

    Zorganist: I usually test levels and that the system is actually recording before starting, usually via a little song or bit of nonsense. John’s ad lib this time amused, so the leader-tape outcut – so to speak – remained in.

  • Ryan H


    This one has a lot of repeated topics.

  • Jambe

    Having tried it both ways, I prefer JD Tennessee Honey at about 40 F (4-5 C) as opposed to room temperature. Feels thicker and more unctuous in the mouth and the chill takes some of the bite out of it, not that I found it particularly harsh (I thought one of its strong points was its tameness, actually). I do agree that it seems more of a honey liqueur with a splash of Jack in it than a honey-flavored whiskey, but whatever, it’s delicious.

    Also, having lived in places where 2+ foot snowstorms were regular winter occurrences, I must say… snow is great. What you don’t want is an ice storm (although it’s eerily beautiful afterward). Actually, as I look outside the window in southern Indiana, it’s lightly snowing at the moment. Schmucks down here can’t drive in it at all and they’re a bit scary (“oo, I think I’ll do 80% of the speed limit on a snow covered road because I have FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, hur-dee-dur”), but otherwise, it’s a lovely thing.

    Nice episode again. Thanks!

  • Sam

    It was nice to hear you in the same room as each other in a relaxed and jovial mood.

    The only naff part was the job status ‘willy waving’. This section felt a bit gauche, when many feel lucky to have a job at all and are taking de facto paycuts.

    Sorry if this seems a little po faced, but it’s possibly the only time, in 4 years or whatever, that you’ve annoyed me.

    Still, on the whole I very much enjoy the podcast and hope you have the energy to keep it up, and avoid Skype as much as possible.