EPISODE 133 – a horse doesn’t have a glovebox


ELECTION ELECTION WINEHOUSE’SBROKENBOOBS ELECTION ELECTION ELECTION KATONA. That’s all we’re hearing about this week, and frankly it’s wearing us down. Listeners, perhaps you feel the same; or perhaps you don’t live in Britain and therefore didn’t even know there was an election on. And now that you do, you couldn’t give a tortoise’s bra about it. But hopefully we can all agree to settle down and listen to Answer Me This! Episode 133, before returning to deface Tory pamphlets/whatever the hell you non-Brit-residents were up to:

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This week we speak of:

Tory tax breaks
Smith Kendon travel sweets
Kenneth Tynan
Scotney Castle
Birmingham Selfridges
Tate Modern
satnav wipes
sexting vs. proper infidelity
Facebook vs. Friends Reunited
syntax vs. inflections
souvenir pencils
the Paris Expo
Citizen Kane
Sarah Kane
Hamlet II
In the Night Garden
Ozwald Boateng.

Plus: Olly yearns for the rural life, tilling the soil and raising livestock; Helen is shocked by the potty-mouth affecting Woman’s Hour; and Martin the Sound Man seems to know more about blood pressure than the average district nurse. And some news that might be more exciting to us than to you, and more exciting to our mums than anyone else.

You know what’s definitely exciting all round, though? Your QUESTIONS! So give us a thrill by sending them to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, Skype ID answermethis or our question line 0208 123 5877. Our timbers are shivering in anticipation.

See you next Thursday!

Helen and Olly

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Olly models Helen's fake engagement ring

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22 Responses to “EPISODE 133 – a horse doesn’t have a glovebox”

  1. Phil Says:

    Coincidentally, I was also recently contacted by an old girlfriend on Facebook. Not seen her for at least 10 years but I deftly avoided having an illicit affair with her by doing absolutely nothing to suggest that I _would_ like to have an illicit affair with her.

    Wasn’t that hard to be honest.

  2. Paul B Says:

    Regarding Yoda

    Yoda’s sentence structure is similar to the sentence structure of the German language. Therefore, in the German version of The Empire Strikes Back, the word order — like the aforementioned Japanese version — is also English.

  3. ClaireS Says:

    Congratulations Helen and Martin! The news genuinely made me YAY!

    When you come to look for a wedding band, I can recommend the Cosmic Sausages (www.cosmicsausages.com) for being amazing, and scaring your grannies. Only downside is that people may not remember the bit where you got married.

  4. Julia Jay in Boston Says:

    Great big congrats Helen and Martin!

    And points to *Helen* for the correct pronunciation of sphygmomanometer.


  5. Choo Says:

    Congratulations Martin & Helen!!!

    After hearing the discription of the ring I went on topshops website and guessed which ring from your discription and Huzzah! The fabulous piece of gauch was the one so beautifully modelled by Olly. Let’s see the “real” ring!!


  6. Harry in Chestefield, aged 13 Says:

    Congrats to the future Zaltzwicks! (if that is how you are intending to sidestep the issue) 

  7. Mysterious Matt Says:

    Congratulations to Martin and Helen! Wonderful news!

    Olly, I find your singing of “sphygmomanometers” to the tune of “Muh Na Muh Nah” quite bizarre – because that’s exactly what I did when I saw the word in the show notes. And I thought to myself “well that was random of you, it doesn’t even fit properly”.

  8. dave Says:

    woop! Woop!

  9. Rossa Says:

    Congratulations to the Zaltzwicks and please tell me Olly did some kind of Single Ladies tribute with that rock.

  10. MurrayNE Says:

    Congratulations Helen and Martin!!!




    So have you decided to go with “Mr and Mrs Thesoundman”?

    PS Yay!

  11. Charlie the Wanghouse Says:


  12. Phil from Hitchin Says:

    Congratulations Helen and Martin!

  13. Ah!Belinda Says:

    Congrats to the future Mr and Mrs Zaltzwick =) x

  14. Ben Says:

    I feel I should congratulate Olly, in case he’s feeling left out. Hopefully he’s done something to warrant this.

  15. Megan Says:

    Congratulations Martin and Helen!
    But why did you get a new ring?!? The original one is so pretty 😀

  16. Rube Says:

    Congratulations Martin and Helen.

  17. Liz Says:

    I just thought you would like to know that Le Yoda (or French Yoda’s) verbs are also at the end of his sentence, for example
    “le podcast, tu écouteras”

  18. Matt Says:

    Congrats Zaltzwicks!

  19. Geordie Says:

    In japan yoda speaks in the english order because yoda already speaks Japanese style!

  20. Jessee Says:

    Congratulations Helen and Martin! X

  21. Sara in California Says:

    Congratulations Helen and Martin!

  22. MurrayNE Says:

    Hi Helen, Olly and Martin,

    I thought that you’d want to know – I clicked on the RSS link (just to get to this weeks episode while still at work) and while it took me to http://answermethis.libsyn.com/rss as the link says, the content there was the Dilbert Animated Cartoons Podcast. I am using Firefox 3.5.9 on Windows.


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