EPISODE 173 – drunk in charge of a horse


Dear listeners,

Thankyou for waiting patiently for Answer Me This! Episode 173 while Olly disports himself on a spa break. You’ll be pleased to know he is now fully refreshed, like a man half his age, albeit one with the hobbies of a woman twice his age. Anyway, without further ado, on to the episode:

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Ruining the serene majesty of silence is chitchat about:

the 2011 census mystery
Nigerian spammers
the All Seeing I
Rapa Nui pissing contests
the 1872 Licensing Act
Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain
self-proclaimed Jedis
Mr Punch vs. fruit punch
prehistoric vs. historic
Buffy vs. rabbits
jujitsu vs. bridge
Pyramid Pool vs. Life Pool
i- vs. e-
2001 – A Space Odyssey vs. Snog Marry Avoid
Kane Kramer
self-defence in Ikea
mobility scooters
outside toilets
the old man’s coconut.

Plus: if Olly ever decides to take a wife, the lucky lady in question must gird herself for a truly alarming musical interlude on their wedding day; Helen debases herself to try to wangle a replacement iPod; and Martin the Sound Man gives the worst advice we’ve ever heard about saving yourself being savaged by a dangerous dog. Barbara Woodhouse will be spinning in her grave. Happily, however, she’ll be jiving in her grave when she hears the song Martin has dropped on his latest podcast – go along to thesoundoftheladies.com then to listen to it! And go along to your own iPhone or Android device for this week’s Bit of Crap on the App, in which we go from snooker legend Robbie O’Sullivan to Hanson in two easy steps (those steps being the Searchers and the Zombies).

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Helen & Olly


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5 Responses to “EPISODE 173 – drunk in charge of a horse”

  1. Sam Says:

    In America (though I don’t claim to speak for all of my countrymen), we have “birthday spankings,” which is one for each year plus one for flinching. I have never seen this done or had it done to me, however. I think it might be a thing where everyone is aware that it happened at some point in the distant past but would never actually consider doing it now.

  2. Davey Says:

    This birthday bump thing…I’ve never heard of it, and have lived in Britain my entire life…I am unconvinced of its existence.

  3. Finlay Says:

    What is this birthday “bumps” thing you speak of? In Edinburgh, where I spent my formative years, it was always the birthday “dumps” (an obvious corruption of “bumps” perhaps?), and maybe it’s a sign that everyone in Scotland is a brutal bastard, because the Dumps forewent any pretense of sophistication and consisted of hitting the birthday person across the back as hard as you possibly could. People used to hide the fact it was their birthday when I was at school because they knew they’d just get beaten up for it…

    I think, at least, that there was an extra rule that it had to be ‘performed’ before noon, like you sometimes hear for April Fool’s day. So if you could last from 8 to 12 without having it done you were safe.

    On that note, did you ever have anything like “pinch and a punch for the first of the month” when you were at school..?

  4. goody Says:

    I think I have a notable parental quirk… my grandparents in particular are full of them. Here’s one such: Both my grandparents use WD-40 (the aerosol lubricant) on their very human joints to combat their arthritis.

  5. Jessy Says:

    In Switzerland, drunken cyclists will have their driving liscence revoked if caught. The idea is that bicycles are transportation vehicles and that road safety is road safety is road safety.
    I’ve had 3 friends cycle into stop signs when drunk. If we imagine that those signs were cars or pedestrians, I guess that it makes sense that drunken cycling should be prohibited.

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