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…

(PS. Don’t forget folks, instead of clicking on the above link, you can also subscribe to us via iTunes – simply guide your virtual avatar to the nearest iTunes store  and do a search for ‘bullshit bingo’.)


Fashion disasters

20/03/2009

Tartan flares, wingnut collars, platform shoes – and those were just the school uniforms.

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Yes, we’ve all worn silly clothes at some point or another: mostly in the seventies, and mostly when we were too young to know better. But while last season’s must-have is often this season’s must-have-been-drunk-at-the-time, threads that we thought had gone out of fashion also have a habit of reappearing to – as they say – wow the catwalks.

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So, in our next episode, the BSB team will be revealing our fashion disasters: times when we should at least have looked in the mirror before we walked out of the front door, or perhaps just thought twice before picking up that Argyle polo neck in the Fosters sale.

And we know that we’re not alone. We know that you, our beloved listeners, have also had some bad hat days, bad shirt days and possibly even bad hot pants days. So don’t be shy, sit on our collective BSB knee and tell us all about it. We promise we won’t laugh, and if we do, we’ll be laughing with you, not at you. Honest.


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?


Corporate speak – an apology and a bonus or two

18/03/2009

You remember when last month we asked for your examples of corporate speak? We promised – promised, I tell you! – that Episode 16 of BSB would feature a lengthy, insightful and at the same time amusing discussion around the topic, but I’m afraid to say that we have let you down. We did talk about corporate speak over our usual bottle of wine, pasta-based evening meal and fancy dessert, but when it came to editing together Episode 16, for reasons of brevity, levity and, er, something else ending in ‘evity’, the item was consigned to the proverbial cutting room floor.

We feel so ashamed about this that we’ve decided to grant you two extra-special bonus items, namely the aforementioned corporate speak discussion, in glorious mono, with all jingles and stuff to make it sound more fancy, and a very long list of the latest in corporate bullshi…er, I mean management terminology, hot off the presses of the Local Government Association.

Click, listen, read and enjoy:

*The BSB Bonus – Corporate Speak!*

WORDS AND THEIR ALTERNATIVES

Across-the-piece – everyone working together
Actioned – do
Advocate – support
Agencies – groups
Ambassador – leader
Area based – in an area
Area focused – concentrating on the area
Autonomous – independent
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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


BULLSHIT BINGO IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!

03/02/2009

Yes, we’ve finally caught up with The Kids and there’s now a Bullshit Bingo fan page on the Book of Face.

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Just click here to go to it – and please become a fan! Because without you, we are nothing. Well, without you, we’re just talking to ourselves. Which is, y’know, fun, and everything. But we might as well not record it in that case. I mean, we could just sit around making lists without going to all the trouble of rigging up a Macbook and editing it in Garageband and such. But if a podcast falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Eh?

(Note: calling it a ‘TV Show’ was the nearest we could get to ‘Podcast’. Get hip, FB!)


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.


DO YOU SPEAK MANAGEMENT-SPEAK?

02/02/2009

Hopefully you don’t. Because then you’d be like this man:

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We want to know what the word is in your office. Literally. Apparently, everyone at the BBC has suddenly started talking about “scoping” and “de-scoping” things. You know, projects, marriages… Which begs the question why? whatever do they mean?

The world has come a long way since blue-sky thinking, peeps. Although not so far that they’ve been able to take it offline. So we want to know what supremely irritating phrases or words are doing the rounds out there, in the Real World Of Work*, right now. Let us know in a comment below. And we’ll scope it, or de-scope it, in the next podcast.

*Because I work from home, and quite frankly, can only speak in internet-speak. OMG! See?