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Rum Doings Episode 272: Why Is Bigamy Illegal?

by on Oct.16, 2020, under Rum Doings

In our 272st ever Rum Doings, our topic is: the events of 2020.

Welcome back. It’s a bumper-length episode this week, with all manner of discussion, from the jokes of Peppa Pig to the state of the American Constitution. Also we talk Pokemon Go, Nick joins QAnon, and John tries to convince himself to go running again.

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Rum Doings Episode 271: Other People Are Best Kept As Text On A Screen

by on Apr.10, 2020, under The Rest

In our 271rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: whatever happened too all the white dog poo? (reprise)

Obviously we talk about the current happenings, from the perspective of John’s all-consuming anxiety misery, and Nick’s similarly pathological upbeat view. But there are other subjects too, such as John’s new attempt to start running, and the inevitable demise of Facebook.

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Rum Doings Episode 270: Owned By The Lady At Waitrose

by on Dec.24, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 270rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: going forward, can’t we just agree to disagree?

Ho ho ho dear. It’s our CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! Is it our Hanukkah special? Is Hanukkah special?

It does sound like we’re about to talk about politics again, but don’t worry, we divert. Instead we ponder why no one visits Prince Philly in hospital, the worstest of all Christmas songs, and complain about Poundland’s tills.

We then talk about forgiveness, which is uncharacteristically apposite for the season, then try to come up with some new Christmas traditions.

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Rum Doings Episode 269: Nasal Douche

by on Dec.06, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 269nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: should we amend the Great British constitution so that Andrew Neil be Queen during general election?

John has a CHRONIC SINUS CONDITION, and that’s obviously the big news of the week. So we talk nasal DOUCHING. He’s also just launched a new website about undiscovered indie games, but pah.

We also talk the awfulness of the election choices, as evidenced by the inevitable success of Mogg, about Judith’s appendectomy, steamed breakfasts, and the disastrous US healthcare system.

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Rum Doings Episode 268: Quite Oddly Lax

by on Nov.15, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 268rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: should we be worried about TikTok?

Nick has a new kitten! It’s correct name is Maisy. This sadly doesn’t distract us from talking about the hopeless pit that is the UK general election. And then, with a great deal of sense and decorum, we discuss the ethnic demographics of the UK for the longest time.

Then, stepping into a subject about we’re even less expert, we talk evolution.

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Rum Doings Episode 267: Munchy Vagina

by on Oct.24, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 267nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: With all the worrying news, shouldn’t there now be a vaping tsar?

There’s a little bit of politics. We begin with all the latest HILARIOUS ANTICS of Brexit, and then quite figuratively leap across the Atlantic at the depressing farce of the Democratic race. With special focus on the brain collapse of Joe Biden.

We learn the advice of children, and then get to the real issue of the day: Nick’s fancy new toilet.

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Rum Doings Episode 266: Operating Within Chronological Time

by on Sep.25, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 266nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: Why don’t we kick the CAN’T down the road?!

Prepare yourself: it’s going to be Brexitty. Obviously we discuss at some length the excitement of the last day or so, plus our predictions for what’s going to happen next. And we try to understand the motivations for people who voted Leave, but aren’t racists or stupid.

We ponder how Rees-Mogg has been so rhetorically thick, and even more concerningly, how Farage is becoming so rhetorically smart. Then Nick is MASSIVELY racist against the Japanese, while John saves his racism for the Jews. Finally we celebrate how terrible BBC News has become, and, moving forward, condemn anyone who ever says that.

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Rum Doings Episode 265: Punch Cars Out The Sky

by on Sep.11, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 265rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: Why don’t we just… prorogue traffic wardens?!?!!

So yes, we obviously discuss the Brexitty madness, and then the legacy of John Bercow. This then incomprehensibly links on to the irritations of “smart” speakers, Toby’s first day at school, and that dreadful modern music you kids listen to.

We argue about giving trophies to children, argue even more about whether John likes tennis, and argue a bit in the middle about whether to have fights.

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Rum Doings Episode 264: #nolivesmatter

by on Sep.03, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 264nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we put a man on the moon?

This week we talk instead about the absolute clustermuck that is this week in politics, and how no rules apply anywhere. We ask why phones don’t dut-duhdah-dut any more, the power of adverts, and we argue for the extinction of the human race.

Plus there’s the most important topic of all: what’s going on with toilet buttons?

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Rum Doings Episode 263: 10rd Anniversary Special!

by on Aug.09, 2019, under Rum Doings

In our 263nd ever Rum Doings, our topic is: Should Nick be deported to Robin Island for stealing Starglider?

It’s our tenth anniversary! The very first episode came out on the 10nd August 2009, and today is near as dammit. If you want to be a purist, don’t listen to this until tomorrow.

We obviously discuss the changes that have occurred over the last ten years, both to us and the world, which naturally leads us to our usual complaining about Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump, and Brexit. For some reason Nick insists on John’s blithering about changes in games, we do our best to upset most new parents, and Judith outdoes John on appearing on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

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