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Every cloud…

March 31, 2010

** Click here for Episode 128 **

There’s not a great deal of cuteness here at Answer Me This!, so thanks very much to Heather from Manchester for supplying some:

Do you have a mascot? If not, my guinea pig Cloud would like to apply. She has had no previous mascot-training; however she is very enthusiastic and will work for free! She even has her own yellow Answer Me This! jacket. Here is a picture of Cloud posing in her uniform for you to look at.

All together now, awwwwww! And also, doesn’t Cloud look a bit pissed off to be forced into a yellow garment? Or is that just her modelling face?

We’re not sure what mascot duties would include, but certainly couldn’t discount having one just yet; so if any of the rest of you want to send us nice pictures of your pets dressed up in home-made Answer Me This! merch, then we can audition them for such mascot-necessary qualities as…er…looking good in yellow and not shitting on the job? Anyway, send in your photos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, and we can have some sort of X Factor-style contest, only without that infernal singing.

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Now, That’s What I Call Music. And Cheese.

February 9, 2010
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*** And click here for our Jingle Challenge ***

So, how’s our Jingle Challenge going, then?

The first five entries are in, fighting it out for viewers on YouTube to win a very special prize. Shriek!

First out the traps was James S from Lincolnshire, who took our Question Line number and made it sound a bit like the Hollyoaks theme:

Then came this catchy effort from merbs42, which lingered a little too long on Martin the Sound Man for Olly’s liking, but was otherwise very charming, and achieved the rare feat of making leprosy seem in any way desirable:

If we were going to get all wanky about it, the third video response we received, from eucharyst, is more of an ‘ident’ than a jingle, seeing as it’s essentially a spoken-word sketch and not a song. But since it so excellently approximates the House Style of early Answer Me This!, (the rock n’roll years) we will most definitely let him have it:

There was a bluesy-folk feel to entry No.4, which came from a young man by the name of thethickisplottened:

(We confess to being rather partial to this. Though that is largely because we also like this video he made about cheese):

The fifth and final entry so far is from Matt1046: a knees-up, Los Colorados-style Soviet singalong with some accomplished animated visuals:

So, there you have it.

A strong start to what is shaping up, as always, to be a tremendous competition. And it’s certainly not too late to give it a go: remember, Brad and Josh’s victorious ‘double entry’ to our 2008 Camcorder Challenge wasn’t submitted until quite late into the process, and there’s still weeks to go – so it’s all to play for. Literally.

Best of luck!

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2 boys, 1 Spoon

November 6, 2009

** Click here for Episode 116 **

In Episode 114, Olly revealed he can no longer eat even small quantities of cinnamon without suffering a gag reflex, because he and his friend Mr Will Brown recently undertook the ‘Cinnamon Challenge’ – a YouTube meme in which self-hating stupidity-junkies attempt to swallow a whole heaped teaspoon of pure ground cinnamon. For Fun.

Now, following popular demand, we are pleased to reveal the evidence, lovingly caught on camera by Answer Me This! jingle-voice Tom Price. Enjoy:

Let Olly’s fate be a lesson to you all: cinnamon is not to be taken neat.

(But, for those who fancy a bit more Friday Fun, more of our favourite examples of this particular phenomenon can be found here, here and here. Hee Hee!)

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Piercings illustrated

September 10, 2009

Here are the pictures which accompany Jessii’s tale of two piercings in Episode 108.

Exhibit A: the aftermath of the arm piercing

Exhibit A: the aftermath of the arm piercing

Obviously not a particularly desirable bodily adornment, but much less grisly than we were expecting; it looks like a pair of coldy nostrils.

Exhibit B: pierced hips

Exhibit B: pierced hips

Riveting!

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Visual aids

July 22, 2009

For those of you who forswore the enhanced podcast and the Facebook album, but still hunger for pictorial accompaniments to AMT100, click on the picture below for a slideshow!

Thanks very much to all who sent us your photos.

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Happy birthday to us!

July 15, 2009

** Click here for EPISODE 99 **

On the eve of our 100th episode, we’ve received a marvellous missive from Simon:

I’m breaking tradition, I’m emailing not with a question, BUT WITH A PRESENT…of sorts.

I found myself doodling as I usually do whilst listening to episode 98, and it sort of developed into the drawing that’s attached! It’s to celebrate your 100th episode, and a thanks for being so damned awesome over the last two years.

Simon's AMT100 pic

Thanks very much, Simon! (Especially for making us look so much better than we do in real life.) And if any of the rest of you fancy making cards for us to prop on our virtual mantelpieces, send them along too! Nobody likes tears on their birthday…

Incidentally, as a birthday treat, we were asked to compile our Celebrity Playlist for iTunes. If you can pause in choking with laughter at the mere notion of us having managed to muscle in on something with ‘celebrity’ in the name, then click HERE check out our joint megamix.

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Loooooook again!

June 28, 2009

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Great news for all you Martin the Sound Fans – you can now cut out and keep your very own Martin! Sally Grosart, who created these marvellous paper effigies of me and Olly, has also done one of Martin, right down to his home-made Sound of the Ladies t-shirt. It’s an impressive likeness:

Martin the Paper Sound Man

Martin the Paper Sound Man

If you want to make your own papery Martin, click on the picture below for the full-size pattern; and do take a look at Sally’s Flickr stream for her other cardboard chaps.

Make your own Martin - less sweary than the original

Make your own Martin - less sweary than the original

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Looooook!

June 10, 2009

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We hope you’re enjoying our break – and that you have joined our Facebook Fanclub for the chance to win tickets to our live 100th Episode extravaganza at the iTunes Live Festival. If you have, you will find out all very soon!

Meantime, here’s a little holiday treat courtesy of artist Sally Grosart, who makes marvellous paper toys of such entertainment luminaries as the Flaming Lips, New Kids on the Block and AMT!P pals Pappy’s Fun Club. And now us!

Helen and Olly, uncharacteristically paper-thin

Helen and Olly, uncharacteristically paper-thin

If you fancy making a little paper Helen and Olly to terrorise your mantelpiece, click on the thumbnail below to download the pattern; and check out Sally’s other fun papery work on her Flickr stream.

paper AMT net

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Oh this? Erm, I just had an accident with the fake tan…

June 1, 2009

** Click here for EPISODE 97 **

Some questions are really too visual to be answered in an audio podcast. Others are a bit too apt to get us into trouble. This question from Sharon from Glasgow falls in both camps:

At a fancy dress party last year I dressed as Jimi Hendrix and blacked up. My friends were split between whether this is racist or not. I think I looked great. Answer me this: is blacking up racist?

p.s. I have attached photos for your judgement.

p.p.s. I am definitely not racist.

Sharon in her normal state

Sharon in her normal state

After: is Sharon racist, or just misunderstood?

After: is Sharon racist, or just misunderstood?

Never mind blacking up - that person next to Sharon is GREEN.

Never mind blacking up - that person next to Sharon is GREEN.

It doesn’t seem quite as wrong as the film Soul Man, but I think we should have a poll all the same:

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Supercool

April 14, 2009

** Click here for EPISODE 90 **

We’ve enjoyed some splendid cartoonage from Luke from Cambridge before, and this week he has turned his talents to matters Educational and Scientific:

In response to Laurence from York’s question regarding things being “ice cold”, I must take a slightly tangential and pedantic point that it is possible to water to be liquid at temperatures far below zero due to a phenomenon called “supercooling” (www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercooling).
To illustrate this I have composed the following cartoon.

supercooling

Click on it for a bigger version, and visit www.lukesurl.com for more of Luke’s ace cartooning.

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Sunday fun

March 8, 2009

** Click here for Episode 85 **

We hope you are all having a marvellous Sunday afternoon. If not, here are some things which might perk you up:

1. An Answer Me This! quiz by Gareth from Glasgow. Click HERE to take it, and see if you can best our scores: Olly and I each got 19 out of 20, but dafty old Martin the Sound Man only got 15.

2. The first episode of Martin the Sound Man’s new musical videocast The Sound of the Ladies Lounge. It’ll certainly cheer him up if you watch it!

3. Helen and Olly’s Photoshop Challenge. Entries have been coming in thick and fast, and it’s only a slight exaggeration to say that nothing has ever made us happier. View and comment on the pictures at photobucket.com/answermethis.

Cheers dears!

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He’s not a toy – he’s a toy fox terrier

February 26, 2009

** We’re back on 5th March; in the meantime click here to listen to previous episodes **

What a week! First this nice thing, then at long last the culmination of our merch dreams, courtesy of Remy from Seattle:

Remy from Seattle: the sharpest dog in the west

Remy from Seattle: the sharpest dog in the west

If you want your own dog to look just as amusingstylish as young Remy here, then visit our merchandise store where you can buy one of these not in the least dignity-compromising dog t-shirts in THREE SIZES. As well as good shit like bags to carry your dog around in, mugs for your dog to drink tea from, or maternity tops to wear while you…gestate your dog?

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