EPISODE 257 – not too much of a problem for continence


Hello listeners! We have wonderful news for you this week: you can have a free month’s subscription to LoveFilm, whereby you can gorge yourself on unlimited telly and film, whilst we get a bit of dosh for you doing so.

Trot along to answermethispodcast.com/LoveFilm to take up the offer, but beware, your achievement levels may slump immediately as a result – I almost didn’t get around to posting Answer Me This! Episode 257 because I got sucked into rewatching all of 90s wobblycam dramedy This Life. Oh Egg. Stop allowing football to distract you from the fact that your relationship is so thankless.

Unlike AMT257, of course. Listen:

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Today we discuss:

yoga and pilates
the room being full of hotties
hog-faced coons
personalised polling stations
polling pencils vs. polling pens
child actors vs. pushy parents
magpies vs. ratatouille
Ben Affleck vs. his past self as one half of Bennifer
Aunt Bessie vs. Mrs Elswood vs. Sarah Nelson
Google Doodles vs. Bing…things?
something saucy
James McAvoy
Burning Man
Charlie Chaplin’s 122nd birthday
Dennis Hwang’s Wikipedia page
Nude Nuns with Big Guns
supermarket shopping dividerzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Plus, if that last topic didn’t put you sleep: Olly hopes his career develops well enough that he doesn’t have to do ‘ass to ass’ with some frozen honey-roast parsnips; Helen was a Google Virgin until she met Olly; and Martin the Sound Man is so angry at the mere mention of Madonna, he drowns in his own bile. And if you want to do the same, revise her shit ‘American Life’ here. Yep, that’ll do it.

In this week’s Bit of Crap on the App (available for iDevices and Android) Olly is feeling unlucky since the loss of Google’s ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button. Someone organise a black tie benefit dinner-dance for him, asap!

While that’s going on, the rest of you can send us your QUESTIONS for forthcoming episodes: leave voicemails on the Question Line by calling 0208 123 5877 or Skype ID answermethis; or email answermethispodcast@googlemail.com.

See you next Thursday, LoveFilm-wormholes notwithstanding,

Helen & Olly


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2 Responses to “EPISODE 257 – not too much of a problem for continence”

  1. Paul Says:


    Re. polling stations.

    You referred to the people who staff them as ‘volunteers’. They are not.

    I’ve worked as a Poll Clerk (the people who check you against the register and issue the ballot papers) and Presiding Officer (the person who is in charge of the polling station) for a number of elections and we do get paid for it.

    It can vary from place to place but those who do it are usually a mixture of council workers and others (such as myself) who are looking to earn a bit of extra money.

    It’s a long day, though. You have to be there to help set everything up – polling booths, tables, chairs, posters, signage etc. – ready to open the polling station at 7.00am and you’re then on duty until the polls close at 10.00pm. You then help pack everything away again. If you’re the Presiding Officer you also have to complete a number of forms and then take the sealed ballot box and other sealed packets to the count venue.


  2. rachele Says:

    Re: the use of schools as polling stations – you might be amused to hear that in Italy it is always schools (as far as I know); as polling is on Sunday and Monday, we get Saturday off as they set the school up, Monday obviously, and Tuesday as well for ‘disinfestation’ (which I think is just basic cleaning) – election time was always a happy time for us.

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