Archive for the 'Episode 12' Category

NEW BULLSHIT BINGO PODCAST EPISODE ON iTUNES!

24/10/2008

Look – I even did a little ‘i’ in that block caps heading there. That’s how thorough I am.

And this is how thorough we are: the new episode – that’s episode 12 – of Bullshit Bingo is now available on iTunes for your downloadable enjoyment.

*Click here to download it and/or subscribe to the BSB podcast*.

Sean’s still waiting for it to come out on vinyl.

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EPISODE 12 – GREAT ALBUM COVERS, NOT-SO-GREAT INVENTIONS – AND CARTOON CHARACTERS WE FANCY

20/10/2008

In which the token female leaves the boys alone for an episode, and guess what? They end up discussing which members of the two-dimensional Scooby-Doo cast they’d like to pork.

After our September hiatus, we’re back! Back! Well, three-quarters of us are. Unfortunately Andrea was indisposed and unable to be there for the making of Episode 12 (her jazz hands are recovering nicely. Just don’t ask about her scatting injuries) – but she shall return to inject some much needed oestrogen into the proceedings in November.

This month, the boys cover dead rock stars, superhero movies, album artwork, rubbish modern inventions and which cartoon characters they’d like to ‘animate’. Strangely, the latter group didn’t include Jessica Rabbit.

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So: listen (to the podcast), read (our illustrative posts below), enjoy (both, hopefully) and feel free to share your thoughts. Except not the really dodgy ones. Although surely they can’t be dodgier than “Cheetara from Thundercats”?

The BS Bingo team

WHITHER ALBUM ARTWORK?

20/10/2008

What with this new-fangled downloading nonsense – and before it, the death of vinyl and its 12-inch gatefold sleeves – album artwork ain’t what it used to be.

Inspired by this brilliant ad campaign by Smooth Radio (and look, it’s started a whole trend among The Kids!) –

– the boys discuss some of their most memorable album covers, which include the following:

And find out why, for Sean, this iconic image –

– shall be forever connected with this marginally less iconic image:

Personally, I remember being hypnotised by the debut Bucks Fizz album, and would stare endlessly in close-up at the marvellous make-up on the ladies, the cover shot only being bettered by being EVEN BIGGER on the inside gatefold:

Although I also remember being equally slightly disturbed by their third album Hand Cut, with its bizarre cover image. Perhaps Bucks Fizz had started collaborating with Roger Dean by this point?

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CARTOON CHARACTERS WE’D LIKE TO F**K

20/10/2008

Sorry for the profanity, mums and dads (and girls and boys) – but this month’s arbitrary group of people we’d like to do takes in not only the fictional, but also the two-dimensional. And in my case: the non-human.

The boys’ choices?

Cheetara from Thundercats (not to be confused with Toyah Wilcox, nor David Bowie circa Diamond Dogs):

Daphne and Velma (no, really – Velma too) from Scooby-Doo. And look, even she’s shocked about it:

And Princess Fiona from Shrek:

Really, Tom? Oops, no, wait – you mean this Princess Fiona from Shrek:

God, you’re so shallow.

Unlike me. Not even did I not go for looks over personality as a young girl when deciding on my cartoon heartthrobs, I didn’t even care about species. My crushes included the foxy Robin Hood:

And Thomas O’Malley from The Aristocats:

See, I liked cheeky chappies. Males with personality, intelligence, wit and charm. And four legs. Although maybe I just unwittingly had a thing for redheads?

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WHAT DEAD ROCK STARS WOULD BE DOING NOW

20/10/2008

Tom speculates that Elvis Presley would have turned from this:

into this:

While Sean ponders the alternative career progressions of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison; and Eddie hazards a guess as to what Nick Drake might be up to now. Hint: it’s not that different from what he was up to when he was alive.

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SUPERHERO MOVIES YET TO BE MADE

20/10/2008

Tom’s superhero is Dennis the Menace (who needs, you know, superpowers?!). Although I hate to break this to him – but didn’t Hollywood already do that one, American stylee? ‘American stylee’ meaning, of course a) ‘starring Walter Matthau as the obligatory grumpy old man’, and b) ‘Dennis being blonde and angelic-looking’. Compare and contrast:

British version

American version (even Gnasher’s cute!)

Meanwhile: Eddie gets his beef off about superhero movies in general and suggests an interesting cartoon alternative:

While Sean gets very carried away with who should be cast in The Simpsons movie. Sean, here’s who it should be!

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MODERN INVENTIONS – GOOD OR BAD?

20/10/2008

Sat Nav’s great – but will anyone under 25 ever be able to read a map (or know that Slough’s not that far from Maidenhead)? Digital cameras are great – but in the hands of teenage girls, they’re narcissistic weapons of mass social networking destruction.

The Bullshit Bingo boys discuss whether modern inventions are good or bad… and seem to fall down on the side of ‘bad’. Up for discussion: mobile phones, travelcards, iPods and warm air hand-driers. But what’s Orville The Duck got to do with it?

Apart from looking like he’s been put through a warm air hand-drier, that is?

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