Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Anyone in the UK watching...

..."The Root of All Evil" on Channel 4? Now *this* is good TV.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 9th, 2006
I'm annoyed that I missed it. I hope channel 4 repeat it.
Permalink Peter Ibbotson 
January 9th, 2006
Sounds like a good show for pussies.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
Some pretty good one liners in there:

'God is the cruelest character in all of FICTION'

My caps not his, but I'm sure I heard capitalization/italics in his voice. Might just be me reading into it though. Thought some of the people he interviewed were going to lynch him. Should make for good viewing next week.
Permalink Not Waving But Drowning 
January 9th, 2006
Also good for girlie men
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 9th, 2006
I PVRed it, so if it's not repeated and anyone wants a copy let me know and I'll stick up a torrent or something...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 9th, 2006
Interested.

We only get BBC1 and 2 here from Britain in the Netherlands. (and that is a boon in itself).
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 9th, 2006
I was reading "Noddy & his Car" outloud to an audiance instead. Which mean't I missed most of "Balderdash & Piffle"
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 9th, 2006
>I PVRed it, so if it's not repeated and anyone wants a copy
>let me know and I'll stick up a torrent or something...

Yes please. Sounds awesome.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 9th, 2006
++torrent for us non BBC-havers. That would be swell!
Permalink bionicroach 
January 9th, 2006
Ok, I'll re-encode it when I get home tonight and post a link. (And if you're lucky, I'll even strip the adverts out for you!)

XviD OK with everyone?
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 10th, 2006
Oh, and I also recorded Balderdash and Piffle if you want it, a cynic...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 10th, 2006
Thanks - I saw the "management-speak" candidate definition which didn't get in although the word did.

The OED have set up a page with the amended definitions and the BBC site have a list of words where they're looking for contributions - so if there is anyone who played "pass the parcel" before 1967 the OED would like a word (Simon?).
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 10th, 2006
Hmmm, and what at your great age would you consider your greatest achievement Lord Lucy of Areley Kings?

Well in 2005 I was an authority quoted by the OED on the game 'pass the parcel'.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 10th, 2006
I've read the amended 'pass the parcel' definition, though I haven't seen the first one. It was certainly true that when very young there was just one present in the parcel, though there may have been more than one parcel at the party. Later I remember smaller gifts, sweets mostly, being wrapped in the layers.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 10th, 2006
"one present in the parcel" - that's how I remember it. However since I born in 1966 I can't really push it back very far. I *think* I've seen "something for the weekend" in a Willie Rushton book from the 70s. I'll see if I can dig it out.
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 10th, 2006
Damn you can't even remember the World Cup to comfort you in approaching middle age.

'Something for the weekend' I associate with brylcreem and Italian barbers.

I did go to an Italian Barbers for a while in Liverpool, Dale Street, it was in the basement and was ultra traditional.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 10th, 2006
Well I remember that Bobby Moore was next to God and it was held locally that "West Ham won the World Cup". Not that Canning Town was partisan or anything;-)
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 10th, 2006
For a brief period I did allow the Holy Trinity of Jeff Hurst, Martin Peters and Bobby Moore. Spurs fans mourned that Jimmy Greaves didn't play and I exhulted that Roger Hunt did.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 10th, 2006

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