Monday, May 29, 2006

I take pleasure in interrupting this rubbish to announce that a new series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" began last week on BBC Radio 4. Mondays 18:30, repeated Sundays 12:05.
For those not fortunate enough to live in the UK, it is available on line:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/d/
(listed under 'comedies' - just in case you were in doubt.
Adam, if you are really coming to England, you will need to study these broadcasts, as immigration entry is predicated upon having a sound knowledge of British culture.

31 comments:

Adolf Eichmann said...

Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's need to think.

Frontier Editor said...

But can I get in based on having watched plenty of Ken Dodd, Man in a Suitcase, Avengers and Magic Roundabout and having shopped in a NAAFI van when I was a child?

Vicus Scurra said...

FE (if I may be so bold) you seem to have excellent credentials, even having heard of Ken Dodd will guarantee entry. As a final test, repeat after me, "How tickled I am, under the circumstances; have you ever been tickled under the circumstances, missus?"

Frontier Editor said...

How tickled I am,under the circumstances; have you ever been tickled under the circumstances, missus?

krusty the baker said...

That's tattifilarious.

You mean you prefer Humph to Nigel Smug and his guests-who-haven't-a-fucking-clue-what-he's-on-about-but-laugh-politely-anyway?

"Oh, it must be Oscar Wilde/Noel Coward, then, Nigel." "Ah, so near, no, it was actually someone you've never heard of in his pointless off-Broadway musical that you're not going to make any effort to find a recording of, called 'Why Are We Paying a Licence Fee for this shit?"

"Oh, of course, polite laughter, pocket the fee and enjoy the sherry and canapes."

I recommend the Mudchute Opening.

krusty the baker said...
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krusty the baker said...

I removed the last one 'cause the com-poo-ah was entering me twice (tee hee).

Frontier Editor said...

Regardless of what it says about my character, I had a paper Ken Dodd cutout mask (provied own string) at age 5.

Vicus Scurra said...

FE, it does not say much about your character, but it suggests that your parents thought you were hideously ugly if they preferred looking at Ken Dodd.

Frontier Editor said...

Pardon me, but I'm taking a few moments from work to go laugh my Gatun Locks blocking-sized ass off, seriously.

The imagery of being uglier than Ken Dodd . . . . . it's really killing me

Mike said...

And it's still as good as it ever was, amazing - I would so love to go to a recording, anyone been, is it as good as I think it would be?

raincoaster said...

I'm unclear: Is not having a clue a disqualifier, or a winner?

Cuz as it stands I think I could take the championship.

Mark Gamon said...

I'm a little troubled that the BBC chose to list it under 'comedies'. I thought it was philosophy.

Carmenzta said...

Adolf:

"Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's need to think."

I would add "and maximizes one's need to drink."

zocdpg - Haitian for STFU.

Vicus Scurra said...

Religion, Mark, surely.

Frontier Editor said...

I was being totally serious - the Ken Dodd/ugliness comment has kept me laughing all night and day.

Vicus Scurra said...

I am glad to have brought some sunshine into your life, FE. Please spare some time to think of those of us who are really uglier than Ken Dodd.
My favourite Ken Dodd joke.
(I hope this makes sense to my non UK readers - 'cats eyes' are the reflective bits in the middle of the road that show you where the lanes are)
Today is the birthday of Percy Shaw, the inventor of cat's eyes. He got the idea one night when he was driving, and saw a cat walking towards him. If the cat had been going in the opposite direction, he would have invented the pencil sharpener.

Pamela Troeppl said...

As amazing as it might sound, and with me being non-British, I think I managed to get that joke.

Either that, or the drugs have kicked in early.

Carmenzta said...

I am a Yank and I got it too. Or I think I did... same thing.

tom909 said...

I think I get it but I can't ask in case I make a complete prat of myself. I'm guessing it's quite a straightforward sort of humour here, which is presumably why you two yanks have worked it out.

Vicus Scurra said...

Tom. We don't like racial abuse here. Go to that happy place. Think of flowers and streams. Or watch Big Brother, which will soon remove your ability to think altogether.

Frontier Editor said...

It doesn't bother me Tom. My brother was born in the UK and rejected dual citizenship when he came of age - ungrateful bastard that he is. So living in a mixed race household is perfectly normal for me.

Pamela Troeppl said...

I think just living in a household of people makes you pretty mixed up.

Or was that something else? Hmmm.

tom909 said...

Fronty, thanks for taking some of the heat of me with this Pammy bird. If you can just turn the heat up a tad more I reckon she'll soon forget me.

Frontier Editor said...

Tis my role in life, to be a lightning rod, but there's got to be a better answer for this ground wire dnagling from my rear . . .

>B^D

Frontier Editor said...

dangling

Pamela Troeppl said...

I would think dnagling might be a bit more painful.

Tom, stop fighting your destiny.

Frontier Editor said...

Pam's become Darth Vader?

Vicus Scurra said...

Tom, if you insist upon using this site as a medium for your pathetic pursuit of babes who, were you to meet them in downtown Newton Abbot, would scream, vomit and get a court injunction against you, then do not be surprised when one of them turns out to be just as clearly disturbed as you are.
FE, remove yourself from between these two before you get hurt.
Pamela. Go for it. Where else will you find a man who holds you in such high regard as to refer to you as "this Pammy bird".
I am reminded of the poignant words of Saint Ken Dodd, who in one of his many chart successes said "Tears, for souvenirs, are all you left me".

Pamela Troeppl said...

this Pammy bird

I take it this isn't a compliment on your side of the pond? And hey...who says I'm disturbed?

Well, ok, lots of people have hinted about it, but no one has ever come right out and said it to me.

tom909 said...

Vicus, you played a cool game there with the gorgeous Pammy. You're not even in her sites. Fronty - it's no good pratting around - she obviously goes for the dynamic type - you need to be a bit more up front. She only lives down the road from you so you've got a head start on me there. Get in there man - I'm getting exhausted.