Thursday, 29 March 2012

Radio Jingle Night


Here's the jingles night we did on The RDA, way back when...




You know in your head you think of the jingles singers... as perky 20-something, perma-tanned, Californians probably, fresh off the beach in shorts and radio-station-branded T-shirts?

In reality, it looks exactly like that.




Here's the County Sound full theme from the 80s. Sing along now...



We are your music, and your news each day,
Wherever you're going, we're going your way!
Open up your hearts, and you will let a little sunshine through,
With County Sound, the one and only one for you.



A load of other clips from THE RDA here




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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Fave TV #10 - Best Action Scene Ever, Ever, Ever


Alright, so it's not been on any TV I'd watch... but this has gotta have been on a channel somewhere some time?

Best action scene ever. ever. ever. -- Endhiran (Robot)



Breathtaking bit of Bollywood.

They had me at ‘katamari ball’.

Kinda disappointed they didn't break into song though.


This is #10 of my 100 all-time Favourite TV clips - The full list is here.


<-- #9 My Favourite Comedian

#11 Pipkins. My favourite kids show when I was a kid -->



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Monday, 26 March 2012

Weird gift.



Please, do come in.

And wipe the filth off your shoes on our national flag.



More gift ideas from my junk mail here...






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Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Classified Ad Break - got any others?


Time for a Classified Ad Break...



...from a show I made with John Gordillo called The Recommended Daily Allowance..

Here are some of the ads, with more added.



PORTALOO plus melamine crockery, very cheap.



Furniture for sale. £95 Per item.



IN BOX. good condition. £10.



Grave for sale. Offers.



Drop side cot with matress. Easy erection and storage for grandparents visitors.



I'M SELLING a Sanyo TV. Or 3.



Language course.



Writing Desk.
For
w r i t i n g.
(VIA @Caroline_Gold THANKS!)



Large stocks of Sellotape. it has hundreds of uses.



Lady required to groom and look after horses. In return for riding.



Very comfy sofa for £30. No... wait, £40, YES £40.



PAPER CLIPS. (got anything like this in your local rag?)



Ahhhh. Never been worn wedding dress.



Got any others?


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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Equal Quantities Of Dinner For The Other Half?





When cooking, where do you stand on giving equal food amounts for girlfriends?

Huge equal bowls or more appropriate (but unfair) quantities?

(Just noticed the Tombliboo in the picutre.
It is a Tombliboo. Not my missus.)





When I put this on twitter, here are some of the replies:

If it's early on less but long-term it needs to be so equal that you may need to weigh the portions! :)
(link)

If it's a tasty dish, I pad Mrs Ant's plate out with a 'nice side salad'.
(link)

I have an "I cooked it, so I get the biggest prawns" rule. A) if there are prawns and B) if I've cooked it.
(link)

dont get me started. Such is the effort in our house to have equal (huge) portions,I've put on a stone since moving in together
(link)

Huge equal bowls! Standard.
(link)

I'm the cook, so I'm in charge :)
(link)

the article by @YoniFreedhoff on appropriate portion sizes:
(LOVE idea of correlating my cooking by height! A combined tape scale contraption +a carol vorderman equation to work out share)
(link)

I usually put this out to consultation at point of prep and then again at the point of serving. I did consider postal ballot...
(link)

why not just ask how much the other person wants? Or let them serve themselves.
(link)





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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

All-Time Fave TV #9 - Mitch Hedberg


Mitch is probably my favourite comedian no longer with us.












His first joke I heard, and still probably my favourite:


“I bought a doughnut and I got a receipt for the doughnut. I can not imagine a time when I would need to prove that I bought a doughnut. Some sceptical friend? Don't tell me I didn't buy that doughnut. I got the documentation right here. In the file. Under D. For doughnut.”


UPDATE:

Couple more things to add to my all time favourite standup Mitch Hedberg (RIP) page.


Mitch Hedberg handles a heckler




His freewriting pages.




Apparently the crazy font is from his Dad being an architect.

http://mitchhedberg.net/free-writing


Okay... one more...

Mitch Hedberg on Howard Stern (1/6)




Lynn Shawcroft - Mitch Was a Writer | Modern Comedian - Episode 4



freewriting, rare home footage, and a glimpse at the notebooks...



#9 of my 100 all-time Favourite TV clips - CLICK HERE for the full list.

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#10 The Best Action Scene Ever, Ever, Ever -->



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Monday, 19 March 2012

My Derren Brown Stunt On The Train




Weirdest thing on the train.

If you make eye contact with people walking towards you down the aisle looking for a seat, they never sit next to you.

I've even made eye-contact with commuters who have got as far as turning to sit down and then for some reason think better of it and move somewhere else.

The only time this doesn't work is with people coming up the aisle from behind me, and men who rashly (but probably accurately) presume are probably gay.



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Thursday, 15 March 2012

#RawDadStuff - Me Vs. Lang Lang's Dad





At the age of 3, Lang Lang's Dad vowed to make him the number 1 concert pianist in all of China.

I have taught my boy to sing the entire jingle package of Radio 2.




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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Dad Thoughts: Metal Handled Pots




"Why, why, why, would you make saucepans with metal handles? Metal handles connected to the metal pot that's getting up to the same temperature as them jets of gas burning underneath?

And, and, and, these still in our kitchen?"


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