Episode 24 – Celebrity meltdowns, fantasy cuts, Live Aid nostalgia and a coalition critique

29/07/2010

Here it is, the all singing, all dancing, all for charity Bullshit Bingo summer special!


First off, and in the manner of Mel Gibson, meltdown man par excellence, we discuss the celebrities who are wanted for crimes against fame and crimes against hairdressing.

Second off, we have some suggestions as to where the economic axe might fall – on this group of South London Sloane Rangers, for example.

Third off, we reminisce about that great day in 1985 when the whole world sang along in unison to Judas Prie…er, I mean Paul McCartn…er, I mean Adam Ant.

And last but not least, we tell you why a coalition government is such a positive step on the road to true democracy.

Also, an official apology is due to a certain Mr Usher, who to the best of our knowledge has never been involved in any kind of celebrity meltdown, particularly not at a certain fast food outlet in Paris, France. Pharrell Williams, on the other hand, wants to ask us if we know who he is…


The Bullshit Bingo showreel is here!

24/05/2010

Click here for a quick-fire mini-episode featuring some recent highlights of BSB podcast wizardry

Bullshit Bingo showreel

Yours truly

The BSB team


Episode 23 – The Election Special – including a debate about the debate, and which wife we’d like to see in Number 10!

23/04/2010

Who is going to mend our broken politics? The BSB team, of course! Yes, having Sky Plus-ed the first prime-ministerial debate, we give it a vicious but at the same time balanced and impartial mauling, before touching on other election-related topics, such as which wife of a leader deserves an extra round of voting, and which policy gives us both the heebies, and indeed the jeebies.

Bullshit Bingo Episode 23

For want of a better visual representation of our latest episode, here are some snaps of the aforementioned leader’s wives (which is also a section in this month’s issue of Razzle, as far as we know…) to help you decide which one is the great woman behind an average man.

And in case you fancy working out which party you should really vote for, pop over to this little site, which cunningly disguises the parties behind their policies.

voteforpolicies.org.uk

As always, give us your thoughts, leave us your comments, and remember to vote BSB on 6th May!


Episode 22 – mellifluous voices, seminal music videos and countries that will scare the bejeezus out of you!

19/01/2010

Hello, happy New Year and how ya diddlin? As a new decade dawns, Episode 22 of Bullshit Bingo is here to sooth your ear drums, tickle your fancy and quite possibly raise your hackles as well.

Bullshit Bingo Episode 22

Zeitgeist-defining discussions this month include

Which voices get us hot under the headphones!

Which music videos should you watch before they die!

Who should take Simon Cowell’s place – and quite possibly his hairstyle – on X-Factor!

And where will the BSB team definitely not be going on holiday this year!

Listen, enjoy, feel like fondling one of our voices because they’re so damn fondle-able, and we hope that your New Year’s resolutions come true!*

(*Apart from that one about Mariella Frostrup, Sean, which is filthy, disgusting and quite possibly illegal.)


Episode 21 – Mockneys, cockneys, 80s remakes, 90s sex scandals and the BBC goes KKK!

13/11/2009

Gaw blimey, love a duck and blow me daahn wiv a fevva! The brand new episode of Bullshit Bingo is brought to you in the mockney style, and I tell you what my love, seeing as the BSB team is feeling generous, you can have it for the knock-down price of twenty pence a paahnd!

Bullshit Bingo Episode 21

Yes, Episode 21 sees us discuss which pearly queens we would like to “do the Lambeth Walk” with. For example

Martine McCutcheon

Wendy Richard

Joss Stone

We also have a good old chin-wag over a cup of Gypsy Rose Lee about 80s films we think should be re-made, and which hot topics the twuts on Twotter should twit about (or something like that), including not-so-magic moments of TV racism like this one.

We even find time to discuss the All-Time Best Sex Scandals of All Time in the History of the World Ever, after this surprising on-screen confession from David Letterman, which just goes to show that The Larry Sanders Show had it right all along.

But we’ll leave you with our comedy moment of the, er, moment, namely the unparalleled genius of Danny Dyer, as discovered by a very observant James fan in the DVD extras for this already forgotten Brit gangster flick.


Episode 20 – From music to movies, news to NILFs – it’s the best (and worst) of the Noughties!

24/09/2009

We’re back after our six-week summer holiday, and seeing as it’s practically 2010 already, we’ve decided to get ahead of the game by discussing the best (and baddest) bits of the Noughties.

***Click here to listen to Bullshit Bingo Episode 20!***

So brace yourselves for our favourite TV shows – for example, this slice of documentary genius from Adam Curtis:

…our musical magic moments – for example, this slice of bastardisatio…er, I mean genius from Missy Elliot and Joy Division:

…and our political highs and lows – for example, this slice of reactionary rhetoric from George Bush (at least we think it’s George Bush…).

Last but not least, we couldn’t talk about anything – least of all the Noughties – without giving it an ILF, so with that in mind, feast your ears and eyes on this little lot (if the BSB team really are gentlemen – which is debatable – then we would appear to prefer brunettes):

Audrey Tatou

Brooke Burke

Teri Hatcher


To rip off or not to rip off…

08/09/2009

A few years ago, the multi-national corporate behemoth that is Honda almost had a lawsuit on their hands. Their so-called ‘Cog’ TV advertisement bore a striking resemblance to this rather wonderful short film, although in the event, the matter never made it to court, and Honda’s plagiaristic publicity department got to surf on a wave of critical acclaim and industry awards, while directors Peter Fischli and David Weiss continued to languish in relative obscurity.

Cut to the summer of 2009, and the BSB team are sitting around in their trendy loft apartment, watching their 48″ HD-ready  flat-screen TV and chowing down on vol-au-vents. Up pops a Land Rover ad that uses stop-motion animation to lay a paper trail of still photographs around a swish suburban home. ‘Hang on,’ think the BSB team, ‘we’ve seen something like this before!’ And sure enough, after a bit of Google jiggery-pokery, they find this rather wonderful short film from Japan (ironically enough, the home of Honda).

So, what do you reckon?  Is the Land Rover ad an outright rip-off, or have they hired the same guy who made the wolf / pig film and paid him a top notch commercial director’s fee to recreate the magic of the original in TV ad form?

The BSB team will not rest easy on their expensive leather sofa until they know the truth…


Episode 19 – TWAGs, rock star deaths, Great British Losers and the Overrated List

27/07/2009

Batten down the hatches, lock up your daughters and leave a note out for the milkman, because the new episode of Bullshit Bingo is available for your listening delectation!

***Click here to listen to Bullshit Bingo Episode 19***

This month sees us discuss the burning question at Wimbledon 2009, namely, which player has the fittest wife, Roger Federer or Andy Roddick?

Mirka Federer

Brooklyn Roddick

In a similarly sporting vein, we also argue over who is or was the greatest British loser of all time, and aside from the obvious candidates, this man is an under-achiever of almost mythical proportions.

Alex Bogdanovic

In fact, if you happen to know who the hell he is, can you drop us a line?

Other folks up for discussion include a certain now-deceased pop / R&B crossover artiste (no, not Luther Vandross), our fellow WordPress bloggers, the Overrated List, and the nearly-was boxing legend Herol Graham.

Listen, enjoy, tell your friends, listen again, inadvertently delete from your iTunes library, experience a network timeout during download, and while you’re at it, say hello to our new pals at Gutter London. New balls, please!


Everything’s amazing, nobody’s happy…

29/06/2009

As an aside to Episode 18, this is what the BSB team watched a couple of weeks ago as a kind of comedy warm-up for the recording process. Even though we had no idea who Louis CK was until we saw it, we think it’s very funny indeed, and has a kind of zeitgeist-defining quality that sums up a lot of things about the modern world and Western society.

If you feel as philosophical (and perhaps pessimistic) about this kind of thing as we do, and you also don’t mind reading something that includes franky made-up words like ‘millenarianism’, you may also want to check this out.


Episode 18 – Arousing adverts, disappearing manners and why even Joanna Lumley should fiddle her expenses!

22/06/2009

This month sees BSB leave no stone un-turned and no stop un-pulled-out, as we sprinkle our satirical fairy dust over everyone from Guy Ritchie to Hazel Blears to people who forget to wave at us as they drive past in their BMW X5.

*** Click here for Bullshit Bingo Episode 18! ***

Among numerous (well, OK, four) topics of conversation, we discuss the advertisements that have made us tingle with consumer excitement, including this one from Coca Cola.

This one from the, er, Coca Cola Corporation.

And this one from the Birds Eye Corporation.

Not to mention a comedy routine from the late, great Bill Hicks about – whadda ya know? – the Coca Cola Corporation.

In addition, we want you to tell us why good manners have become a thing of the past (or, if you’re not as avid a reader of the Daily Mail as Sean, why good manners are alive and well and haven’t gone away at all). In order to start the ball rolling, here’s a site we discovered that conclusively proves how no one gives a damn any more about priority seating on public transport:

peoplewhositinthedisabilityseatswhenimstandingonmycrutches.com

As a polite American waiter, waitress or bartender might say: Enjoy, and have a nice day!


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