Archive for the ‘Olly’s face’ Category

Beans Gallery

March 11, 2015


In things-we-didn’t-know-we-wanted-but-are-sort-of-pleased-you’ve-decided-to-give-us news:

Following the baked bean bath chat in AMT309, some of you have, of your own volition, decided to get busy with the photoshop. Click on the images for the full-sized pictures, and bean artist credits.

If you are moved to do the same, email your bean masterpieces and we’ll add them to the gallery, for posterity.

PS Remember the AMT Photoshop Challenge? That was fun!


Illustrated podcast

June 1, 2010

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Let’s take a quick break from all these words to admire a couple of pictures sent in by two listeners.

'Team AMT' by James

'Answer Me This!' by Stephen

Lovely work, gentlemen; worthy additions to the AMT Gallery, the rest of which you can see HERE. And, if the fancy takes you, send in your own AMT artworks to be hung on our virtual walls!

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Where was the wacky guy?

May 19, 2010

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Thanks everyone for your nice congratulations after our Sony gong, and for your general merriment at the attendant photo, which provoked the following question from Megan from North Walsham:

Please answer me this: where was the famous red Olly Mann bow tie?!? I thought you were “the wacky guy” in photos…

Here’s the thing, Megan: Olly didn’t want to be that wacky guy any more! So he bought a black velvet bow tie for the occasion, in the hope of looking smart and sophisticated…and it kept falling off. So he merely succeeded in looking considerably drunker than he actually was.

but then again, I think you still were with that brilliant facial expression! 🙂

Evidently bow ties do not wackiness make; true wackiness must come from within*. Sorry Olly, it’s congenital.

*then be signalled by the wearing of coloured bow ties.

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Injury One-up Mann-ship

January 27, 2010
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Following the full and gory details of OIly’s shoulder dislocation in Episode 123, Niall from Newcastle has been in touch with a horror story of his own:

I feel Olly’s plight. I went skiing over the Christmas week and after one day and a half day fell ill, and after two days I went to the doctors, by which time we knew it definitely was not food poisoning! I was immediately hospitalised with appendicitis and was operated on the next day which was Christmas Eve, which had many complications; the appendix having already split and part of my colon was removed. I had to spend 9 days in hospital, and bearing in mind I was in France, the only comfort I had was that my French was improving quickly! I arrived back in the UK on the 1st January, and still have an open wound on my side from the operations…

Sheesh! In the grand scheme of things, compared to Olly’s unspectacular 1 metre drop to the ground after only 90 seconds of skiing, it seems it could have been rather worse. We hope this picture of Olly looking glam in the awesome Canadian Rockies cheers you up, Niall:

I'm smiling now but in a week I'll be on Valium for back-pain

Meanwhile, Ben from Oxford writes:

Helen and Olly, Answer Me This: After my arm was put in a sling, why did my mother make me spaghetti for my first supper?

Well, Ben. I think that’s because, as we’re all learning, life can be CRUEL.

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This is the news

April 14, 2009

Hmm, what’s in the papers today? Phil Spector… Princess Eugenie drinking ketchup… and oh look, US! For the lovely London Paper have printed an interview with Team AMT!P. CLICK HERE to read it.

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Olly lookalikes nos. 10005 & 10006

October 19, 2008

The legend that is Graham from Canada has supplied probably the cutest Olly-lookalike yet, noting that ‘at first it was just because of the name, but then I noticed the similarities…’:

Meanwhile, crossword-setting wunderkind David from York offers the following:

He just needs a moustache and Olly is…..

The Swedish Chef from the Muppets.

Now, that’s just silly.

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Olly’s face: now appearing on a celebrity near you

October 8, 2008

It appears that Olly has yet another famous face-alikeIan from Cumbria has discovered a new celebrity with whom Mr Mann shares a visage:

How similar does Olly Mann look to the ostentatious pushy editor Piers Morgan?¿. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the resemblance is uncanny, both share the same Jew-fro style curls and cheery cheekbones.

Thanks for providing illustrative materials, Ian – and an inverted question-mark! It’s always a thrill to have a new kind of punctuation on the website.

But there’s only one way of settling this matter, friends: a poll. Take it:

  • the fellow from Alphabeat
  • food-maker Ed Baines
  • media rapscallion Piers Morgan
  • Seth Rogen from out of the movies
  • none of the above
  • your mum

Olly’s face is proving a popular choice amongst minor public figures

July 23, 2008

After last month’s Alphabeat shenanigans, here’s some more looky-likey fun courtesy of Sophie:

So I’m sat bored out of my brain watching Daily Cooks Challenge on ITV when the camera moves to Ed Baines, one of the chefs, and I can’t help but think that he looks a lot like Olly – good or bad thing I’m not quite sure! So answer me this. does anyone else see the resemblance? Or is it just my brain’s defence mechanism kicking in to give me something to focus my attention on to save me from the boredom?

Let’s look at the evidence!

Olly Mann's face

Olly Mann's face

Ed Baines's face

Ed Baines's face

  • yes
  • no
  • he looks more like 19th-century industrialist and universal male suffrage opponent Edward Baines

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Alphabeat confusion

June 11, 2008

Here’s a puzzle, listeners. (Not a puzzle like these puzzles, but a Curious Conundrum which we’ve had trouble answering.)

A few weeks ago, we had the following email from Josie from Surrey:

Is it just me, or does Olly look very much like the man on the video for ‘Fascination’ by Alphabeat – if Olly was a lot younger and Danish? It worries me that every time I see the song on in the school gym, it seems like Olly’s face is looming out at me all the time. This is understandably disturbing – no offence Olly.

Well, perhaps we are just thick-eyed gorms, but we couldn’t work out which member of the band was supposed to look like Olly! Although we did discount the girl. Watch the video and see what you think:

But that’s not the end of the matter. Even if you do think Olly looks like a fellow from Alphabeat, what do you make of this from Dave from Coventry?

Why is it that when I listen to the podcast you two always remind me of the pop duo Alphabeat, even though I know you don’t look or sound anything like them?

Answer us this, listeners: DO WE OR DO WE NOT LOOK LIKE ALPHABEAT????

To help you decide, here’s us:

And here’s Alphabeat:

Can’t tell us apart? There are six of them, for a start.

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