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BLACK SQUADRON - SIT IN BIN RANK

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Lucy BA Lucy BA | 10:46 UK time, Thursday, 26 November 2009

Hats off to you Black Squadron. An unbelievable number of you were not put off by the potentially pungent command last week. You sat proudly in your bins, looking great.

 

Get ready for another command this Saturday at 9am...

 

Visit the Sit In Bin Gallery

 

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LAST WEEK'S TEXT THE NATION

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Lucy BA Lucy BA | 13:21 UK time, Wednesday, 25 November 2009

In last week's TTN, we talked about times when you or others have been a little bit too brutally honest. Here's A&J to explain more...

 

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You can leave your stories here as comments on the blog, or you can email us and we'll read them on the show this Saturday for Retro Text The Nation.

THE BOGGINS SITUATION

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Adam Buxton Adam Buxton | 12:45 UK time, Friday, 20 November 2009

Dear Blogmigos ('blog' + 'amigos'. Won't be using that again)

 

So this whole Boggins situation is getting a bit out of hand. When he turned up in the studio after the Summer holidays we all thought he was adorable, if a little filthy and when Joe named him Boggins it seemed like our happy family had just got bigger and happier. This drawing by Elinor (who is a skilled sketcher of pets www.ElinorSketchesPets.com) actually comes very close to what he looked like back then.

 

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Lovely drawings that really do capture the little fellow's sweetness, but ironically the thing that pen and ink can't convey is the stink (that's a little joke for cockney readers). Strangely the acrid funk of our dog chum seems to come across most strongly on the radio and some people find it hard to take.

 

We've received some wonderful tributes and supportive messages for Boggins these last few weeks. For example here's a great shout out from the canine community

 

 

But now we're beginning to get some more unequivocally anti Boggins material through as well. Check out this song and vid from Tommy Mackay:

 

 

In addition we're getting impassioned messages from people who seem alienated by the whole presence of Boggins. They don't indulge in any of the banter about him being sweet or slobbery or confused or even fictional, they just think he's juvenile and desperate. They want him out of the show and say that their enjoyment is being ruined by his occasional presence. I think what these people are experiencing is jealousy. It's like the feeling of anxiety and threat felt by older siblings when a new born baby comes home from the hospital. Except in this case the new baby reeks from eating birds and poo and has turned the carpets into a toxic wasteland from dragging its itchy anal glands across them all day. But it is VERY sweet.

 

Of course none of this is going to reassure the hardcore anti Boggins lobby. They want the show back the way it was before the Summer: a grown up radio programme with no fictional dog, just intelligent, informed political debate from two highly articulate intellectuals on the day's hot topics. To that lobby I say this: Boggins is reality, fictional or not. Deal with it. If Gordon Brown found a poo in the corner and ate it you'd want us to cover it right? Of course you would and that's why we'll continue to cover the Boggins issue. Meanwhile Boggins will continue to cover the studio in hair and foul smelling silvery trails like some kind of giant hairy slug from the bowels of hell. A very sweet hell.

 

Love you byeeeee! Adam

BLACK SQUADRON - FELT PEN TATTOO FORCE

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Lucy BA Lucy BA | 15:34 UK time, Thursday, 19 November 2009

Well done Black Squadron. Last week you stood to attention, pen in hand and inked yourselves up. True dedication, good work. By now your tattoos will be a fading memory, so standby for your next command this Saturday at 9am.

 

Visit the Felt Pen Tattoo Gallery

 

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BRIAN BLESSED AND SIMON CALLOW PLAY CHESS

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Lucy BA Lucy BA | 11:35 UK time, Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Thanks to Ben Tucker for this amazing video.

 

"It feautures Joe's pondering on a game of chess between Blessed and Callow, and Adam's demented impression. i hope you enjoy it. love ben"

 

BOGGINS

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 18:36 UK time, Monday, 16 November 2009

Nothing has divided opinion on the Adam and Joe show as much as the loveable but smelly BBC dog Boggins. As The Clash once sang, Should He Stay or Should He Go? Here are two songs of support and a montage in case you are missing him. Do use the comments section below let us know where you stand.

 

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BLACK SQUADRON - PROBLEM BISCUIT DIVISION

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Lucy BA Lucy BA | 11:15 UK time, Friday, 13 November 2009

Buckles and Cornballs will be back this Saturday to issue the Black Squadron with a new command, so standby... In the mean time, here's some of your brilliant responses to 'Problem Biscuits.'

 

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You can see more Black Squadron photos in the gallery here

THIS WEEK'S TEXT THE NATION

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Lucy BA Lucy BA | 17:52 UK time, Tuesday, 10 November 2009

This week we are unveiling our TTN subject on our blog in advance of the Saturday show. Radical huh?! We're looking for your amazing coincidences that led you to believe you are psychic. Here's A&J to explain further...

 

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Please feel free to leave your stories as comments here or email us and we'll read some out on the show!

 

P.s. I thought I should introduce myself, as I'll be posting every now and again with some of your amazing contributions to the show. I'm the Broadcast Assistant which pretty much means I am at the service of the Big British Castle, doing lots of bits and pieces to help prepare for Saturday mornings.

MASTER SNOOKS

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Jane Long Jane Long | 16:32 UK time, Monday, 9 November 2009

Check out Adam's latest video for the BBC Comedy blog...

 

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SOUNDBOARD

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James Stirling (6 Music) James Stirling (6 Music) | 14:14 UK time, Friday, 6 November 2009

Here's a lovely bit of Podmax work from listener Simon Whittaker. The Um and Er song has never sounded so good.. Thanks Simon!