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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…

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!

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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

Fantasy politicians and dead directors – the warm-up begins for our 18th birthday!

09/06/2009

Normally, your 18th birthday means coming of age, taking on new responsibilities and setting new goals. For Bullshit Bingo, however, it means the complete opposite. If anything, the BSB team are even more stunted, immature and obsessed with the sex lives of minor celebrities than when we first started, and we need to make up for our intellectual shortcomings by asking you, our valued listeners, for your help with Episode 18.

Firstly, the history of politics is littered with z-list high-profile celebrities who wanted to liven up the parliamentary process. For example, these two unlikely candidates have recently expressed their desire to run for office:

Esther Rantzen

Krist Novoselic

We’re thinking they won’t exactly romp home with a huge majority, but if you could vote for anyone come the next election – yes, that’s anyone at all, folks! – who would it be, and why?

Secondly, the history of film-making is littered with great directors, from Cecil B.DeMille to D.W.Griffith to, er, McG, but let’s face it, one or two of them should have hung up their megaphones a good few years ago…

George Lucas

Francis Ford Coppola

So, if you could quietly dispose of a famous film director – with a blunt instrument, for example, and before rolling their body up in a carpet and dumping it in a deserted lay-by – who would it be, and why? We’re not saying that we wish these guys had passed away in tragic circumstances several decades ago. Oh no. We’re just saying that if they had, the cinematic oeuvre would be mercifully free of some distinctly below-par films – like Jack, for example, or Revenge of the Sith – thus making the world a better place. Although not for their immediate friends and family. But anyway, you get the idea.

As usual, we’ll be bowled over with gratitude if you can give us your suggestions, and the best ones will be included in Episode 18 itself. Possibly. If we remember to mention them. Like I say, you get the idea.

Episode 17 – Sci-fi sexiness, global pandemics, fantasy interviews and, er, Cannon and Ball!

11/05/2009

Having taken a short sabbatical at our Buddhist meditation retreat in the Nepalese mountains, we’re back with the all-singing, all-dancing, all-new…

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Yes, this month, we discuss such diverse, wide-ranging, varied and, er, multifarious topics as the intrinsic link between these futuristic femmes-fatales:

Erin Gray

Carrie Fisher

Sigourney Weaver

Also, there’s Formula 1, Howard Hughes, TV partnerships we have known and loved, Mexican swine flu, whether or not Oprah Winfrey is still eating fast food, Sean as a 16 year old, Tom in his slip-ons, and Eddie stealing fast food from a small child (possibly).

Also also, this month, and for all subsequent months (unless we can persuade her to re-appear as a guest star), we shall sadly be without the diverse, wide-ranging, varied and…well, anyway, the many talents of our cohort in conversation, Andrea.

For some reason, Andrea has decided that international musical superstardom is more glamorous than sitting around a rickety table talking about who she’d like to get off with, so if you would like to help her along the way, please invest in her excellent new CD, which is currently shifting big units (if that doesn’t make her sound too much like Aussie Man & Van) in the Far East.

Finally, and as always, we have cunningly inserted a deliberate mistake into Episode 17. The first listener who manages to spot this will receive a hearty pat on the back and a year’s supply of Bullshit Bingo absolutely free – yes, that’s right, absolutely free! By way of a subtle hint, the mistake has something to do with this man:

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Happy listening, and watch this space for more info about our glorious 18th birthday episode…

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Double acts we have known and loved (or possibly loathed)

20/03/2009

In Episode 16 of BSB, we got to talking about a well-known double act, whose personal lives have been almost as colourful as their wardrobe:

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So, by way of a tenuous link, we thought it would be interesting to incorporate the twinset theme into our next episode – ie. which were the greatest double acts of all time?

Some people might say these two deserve to be crowned kings of the two-person pantheon:

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Others would opt for a more heavyweight duo (or more comical, depending on your point of view):

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As trusted listeners to BSB, what do you think? Which funny man / straight man or good cop / bad cop pairings have achieved true greatness in the long history of a couple of people doing stuff together?

Episode 16 – Newsreaders we’d do, Jade Goody, celebrity exposés of the future and jobs from the past

13/03/2009

The Bingo boys are back in town – err, because Andrea has a life…

This episode sees an all-male extravaganza, as Sean, Tom and Eddie flounder about without the aid of Andrea’s wit, female insight or moral compass. Fear not, Andrea returns next month.

That said, we think it’s a crackerjack of an episode, chock-full of meaty goodness.

*CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 16*

Leave us a comment, become a friend of our shiny new Facebook fan page, and watch this space for topics to be featured in the next episode.

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Oh, and did we mention that 3500 of you wonderful people passed through the BSB portal last month? We love you almost as much as we love Emily, Riz and Kirsty…

Thanks for listening, and now it’s time to hand over to our BBC news teams where you are…

The BSB Posse

EPISODE 15 – INAUGURATION FEVER, CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS, OSCAR TRAVESTIES AND THE SEXIEST NATIONALITIES

02/02/2009

Yes! We! Did! Record another episode of the podcast, that is.

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A new year, a new dawn, and a new edition of the Bullshit Bingo podcast – bringing you Change You Can Believe In from around a table in a front room in Clapham. Well, it’s what Obama would want, isn’t it?

We kick off 2009 with our 15th – count ’em! – episode. During which we discuss big important world events – our man in Washington reporting back from the inauguration –  plus the celebrities we’ve met, the biggest Oscar travesties, and the races of people who set our pulses, well, racing.

*CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO  EPISODE 15*

And we need your help again for next month. Please. Pretty please? We’d like to know which newsreaders do it for you – you know, sex-wise. Not delivering-the-story-well-wise – and also about your most hated management-speak. (If, indeed, you work in a Proper Office like Sean and Eddie, and actually come across management-speak. Tom and Andrea are creative slackers, so are more used to blogger-speak.)

Enjoy the podcast – no, please. Do – and leave your comments on this blog, or on the Book of Face, where we’ll shortly be setting up a fan page. Or whatever it is The Kids do these days. (Link to Facebook to follow shortly.)

It’s good to have us you back.

Lots of love, and thanks for listening,

The BSB Team


NILFS: NEWSREADERS WE’D LIKE TO…

02/02/2009

You know. F… rolic with.

Yes, we want to know whose behind-the desk – or indeed, lounging-on-a-sofa – manner does it for you. Which newsreader would you like to do?

Kaplinsky?

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Young? Bruce? (Fiona, that is, not Forsyth). Or for those of us who aren’t into the ladies – that’ll be most ladies, then – how about… erm… well… let’s face it, we don’t have much of a choice, do we? I mean, there used to be that dishy bloke who reported for ITN from war-torn countries. His name escapes me, but he used to wear a flack-jacket. Anyone?

Anyway: leave us a comment below and tell us who you’d like to wake up with in the morning. Quite literally.

AND THE WINNER IS…

02/02/2009

Or rather: the winner should be. Or rather: shouldn’t be.

Yes, it’s silly season – sorry, awards season – and in Episode 15, the Bullshit Bingo team take great delight in discussing their Oscar travesties, including the prospect of this movie sweeping the board this year –

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– as well as giving their take on the Most Outstandingly Annoying Performance By An Actress At Any Awards Ceremony Ever: