Posts Tagged ‘Celebrities’

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


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.

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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!


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!


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…


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:


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

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If so, we want to know what happened. Unless you slept with them, in which case you can probably make a lot more money telling The News Of The World than you will do telling us. Just a little tip there, in these hard economic times.

So, yes: in Episode 15, we’ll be talking about our hilarious/painful/embarrassing encounters with famous people. And believe us, we’ve got some. Including a story about this lot –


– who clearly haven’t recovered since said encounter, because where are they now? Eh?

So: we want to know your stories, too! If you’ve got an anecdote about meeting a celeb, please let us know – just tell us all about it in a comment below. You can use a pseudonym, so don’t worry about getting sued for libel or anything. We’ll take the heat.



Knock knock! Who’s there? Doctor!

Time for the July podcast, folks! Which sees – or rather: hears – us discussing David Tennant, Coldplay, David Tennant, ageing celebrities, David Tennant, stars we’d give our partners a free pass to sleep with and David Tennant.

And did we mention David Tennant?

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Leave a comment and tell us what you think – and what you’d like to hear us talk about next time. Thanks to our spanking shiny new blog here, your comments will now show up on the right hand side there. Fame at last!

Speak softly and carry a big stick,

The BS Bingo boys and gal



Or to put it another way: ‘Why does everyone suddenly hate Coldplay?’

Neil Diamond. Dolly Parton. They used to be uncool, but now they’re cool.

Coldplay. They used to be cool, but now they’re uncool.

Confused? So are we. Fortunately, Eddie can explain all.

Who would you add to our list of rehabilitated/newly pilloried stars? And do you hate the obvious music tastes of white, middle-class, thirtysomething men as much as Andrea? Don’t hold back now…



Girls: You’re at a party – and so is George Clooney. He clearly wants you. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Wouldn’t it be grrrreat if your boyfriend would let you sleep with him? Just this once!

Guys: Your girlfriend’s at a party – and so is George Clooney. He clearly wants her. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Would you or wouldn’t you give her permission to sleep with him? Go on. Just this once!

The BS Bingo team discuss this thorny moral dilemma who they’d happily let their partner jump into bed with. And who’d they’d like to have permission to jump into bed with – obviously. Some names which crop up:

Every thinking and non-thinking woman’s crumpet, David Tennant (the sponsor of this month’s podcast):

‘Mature content’ actress Jenna Jameson (Sean’s choice, but also falls into my ‘wouldn’t be a real threat’ category):

The ever-so slightly scary Tom Cruise (WARNING: DON’T LOOK INTO HIS EYES FOR TOO LONG):

The dashing, collar-up Colin Firth (for sound effects, see Mama Mia!):

And who was Eddie’s unexpected choice?

Thinking about it, I’d let a partner sleep with Angelina Jolie. Which is apparently also what Jennifer Aniston said. No, wait, hang on…



…and David Tennant’s new assistant, now that Catherine Tate’s gone?

A few of the suggestions from the podcast:

Julian Barratt (he’s the one on the right)

National embarrassment Lovable eccentric Boris Johnson

Peaches Geldof (now we’re just getting silly)

So, what about you? (As in: who do you think. Not: would you like to be the big-screen Doctor Who/David Tennant’s new assistant).  Give us your suggestions in a comment below. We promise to pass them on to Stephen Moffatt/the studio bigwigs. No, really. We do. We have contacts. And they really do pay attention to us. No, really. They do.



Ah, schoolboy/girl crushes! Where are they now?

In Kim Wilde‘s case, doing the gardening:

To justify my choice: here’s Alan Alda as Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H (get it now, fellas?!):

Kylie Minogue then and now (I don’t quite get what Tom’s going on about):

And for Sean, the new-look Cyndi Lauper:

And you, dear reader/listener? Who were your crushes? Come on, tell us. We won’t tell (we’ll just put your comment live).