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Simon Mayo | 08:09 UK time, Monday, 20 February 2012

Hello again all you lively and lovely bloggers. Here we are again. Hope all has been well with you as I have been smiling for a living. I'm writing this heading toward the tv studio for one final celebrity version of Blockbusters before wrapping and heading to R2 towers (and in case you're asking it's Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee, Alex James, Keith Duffy, Konnie Huq and Fatima Whitbread. Well it was when I left last night anyway). That'll be 41 shows in the can and it has been terrific fun from start to finish. I think we've done a series that Bob Holness would approve of. Many Ps have been asked for and many gold runs completed.
And relax.
TV face off.
It's Drivetime time!
Can't wait to get back on air and play some tunes again. And we're back with a mighty fine book for the Radio 2 Book Club. Sophie Hannah's 'Kind of Cruel' is cool, calculating and chilling. Read some here! She's a terrific writer and her crime fiction/psychological thrillers are page turning as well as thought provoking. She's here at 6!
Confessions, Quiz of the Day, Wisdom. moshing, sport money and guests. Is that right? Think I've remembered everything. And music? Well let's have SIMPSONS tunes please to mark the 500th episode airing this weekend. What a fabulous, ground breaking show it's been. Consistently laugh out loud funny and probably responsible for introducing our children to biting sarcasm about 10 years earlier than was helpful. Don't remember ever calling my mum 'butface'.
And that's our show!
Have a breezy and jaunty Monday, see you after 5.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Good to have you back Simon, and I'm glad you enjoyed your stint as a TV presenter.

    For Simpson's oldies, how about:

    MELLOW YELLOW by Donovan

    RUNNING IN THE FAMILY by Level 42

    WE ARE FAMILY by Sister Sledge

    ~X~

  • Comment number 2.

    Oh, and of course:

    YELLOW by Coldplay

    ~X~

  • Comment number 3.

    Welcome back! Oh yes.

    There's a terrific website listing ALL the tunes ever featured on the Simpsons - from the 1930's to the 00's - I may be some time ...

    :^)

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning All :-)

    'FAMILY AFFAIR' by SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE

    'LUCK STARS' by DEAN FRIEDMAN " have you seen Lisa...."

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Oh - and hello Driveteam and Constructors - nice to be aquainted again ...


    FAMILY MAN - MIKE OLDFIELD

    AMERICA - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    AMERICA IDIOT - GREEN DAY


    :^)

  • Comment number 6.

    #3 there is a lot of maths hidden in The Simpsons I went to a Maths lecture by the 'standup mathematian ' Matt Parker he was so entertaining and inspiring to listen to....he would make a great guest.....

    PSL x

  • Comment number 7.

    Good morning everyone

    WELCOME BACK SIMON... I hope you enjoyed your week being on TV
    We'll know that all's well in the world when we hear your voice at 5:05!

    Simpson's tunes?

    FAMILY AFFAIR ~ Sly and The Family Stone (or) IGGY POP
    WE ARE FAMILY ~ Sister Sledge
    YELLOW ~ Coldplay

    For Homer....
    FAMILY MAN ~ Hall and Oates

    For Marje's high hair....
    LIFTED ~ The Lighthouse Family
    HIGHER AND HIGHER ~ Jackie Wilson

    As it's coming up for their 500th episode...
    I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) The Proclaimers

    For Lisa:
    MY BROTHER ~ Terry Scott

    x

  • Comment number 8.

    Some more tunes for Lisa

    SWEET LITTLE LISA ~ Dave Edmunds

    SAD LISA ~ Cat Stevens

    I'M NOT LISA ~ Tanya Tucker

  • Comment number 9.

    Good Morning all

    Nice to have you back Simon - you've been missed!

    Suggestions -

    WE ARE FAMILY - Sister Sledge

    IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR - Sly & The Family Stone

    RUNNING IN THE FAMILY - Level 42

    YELLOW - Coldplay

    MAGGIE MAY - Rod Stewart

    CAN'T LET MAGGIE GO - Honeybus

  • Comment number 10.

    'I DON'T BLAME YOU AT ALL' SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES

  • Comment number 11.

    YACKETY YACK - DON'T TALK BACK - The Coasters

    SMALL TOWN - John Mellencamp

  • Comment number 12.

    'KEEP ON RUNNING' by SPENCER DAVIS GROUP

  • Comment number 13.

    DOH!

    MOULDY OLD DOUGH - Lieutenant Pigeon

  • Comment number 14.

    Some more oldies ..

    LIVING IN AMERICA - JAMES BROWN

    YOUNG AMERICANS - DAVID BOWIE

    BORN IN THE USA - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    MOULDY OLD D'OH - LIEUTENANT PIGEON



    :^D

  • Comment number 15.

    Katy! Ha!

  • Comment number 16.

    #13 and #14 heehee Billie - great minds think alike!
    :^D

  • Comment number 17.

    STAR ON A TV SHOW THE STYLISTICS

  • Comment number 18.

    MAD WORLD - Tears for Fears

  • Comment number 19.

    Morning Simon and, to echo Simon's sentiments, lovely bloggers all. While Simon was on a break, I thought I'd have one too, and return to school and the blog refreshed and looking forward to spring.

    I didn't get the chance to catch up on the previous blogs, so extend my best wishes to those who were facing various difficult times at the end of the previous week. I hope there has been some ease over the intervening 10 days.

    Simpsons oldies:
    American Idiot - Green Day
    Yellow - Coldplay
    Born This Way - Lady Gaga

    All I can think of for the moment. I'll go and ponder further ....

  • Comment number 20.

    THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - The Who

    KIDS - Robbie & Kylie

    KIDZ - ╪ (Wah!)

  • Comment number 21.

    MY LITTLE TOWN - Simon & Garfunkel

  • Comment number 22.

    Thinking about Bart - American boy - Estelle/Kanye West
    And Homer American Idiot- -Green Day
    Yellow - Coldplay

  • Comment number 23.

    Anyway, I digress, here's back to it:

    1. DO THE BARTMAN - The Simpsons
    2. SOLID AS A ROCK - Ashford and SIMPSON
    3. The Race - YELLO
    4. YELLOW - Coldplay
    5. YELLOW SUBMARINE - The Beatles
    6. MAGGIE MAY - Rod Stewart
    7. HA HA SAID THE CLOWN - Manfred Man ( Krusty)
    8. BURN BABY BURN - The Trammps ( Disco Inferno - Mr Burns)
    9. LUCKY STARS - Dean Friedman ( "Did you see Lisa?)
    10. BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY - Nick Hayward ( Marge's hair!)
    11. WE ARE FAMILY - Sister Sledge
    12. WE GOT FAMILY - Cloud
    13. THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN - Thin Lizzy ( Homer and Bart)
    14. HOME - Michael Buble - ( Short for Homer)

  • Comment number 24.

    Morning Simon. Good to meet you last week - you may remember me as the contestant who managed to request three Ps in three consecutive games. What fun.

    Anyway, Simpsons tunes:

    MY NEIGHBOURHOOD - Space
    MY HERO - Foo Fighters
    ALL I WANNA DO - Sheryl Crow

  • Comment number 25.

    500 episodes?

    THE LONG RUN - Eagles

  • Comment number 26.

    Good Morning All :)

    Great to have you back, Simon! I quite like Liza, but ain't nothing like the real thing ;D

    I'm a big fan of The Simpsons, I have lost track of it a bit in recent years (since we gave up our Sky subscription) but there have been many classic episodes. Lots of quotable lines, and funny characters.

    Oldie suggestions...

    REBEL REBEL - DAVID BOWIE

    I'M WITH STUPID - PET SHOP BOYS

    SCHOOLS OUT - ALICE COOPER

    OUR HOUSE - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG

  • Comment number 27.

    Good mrning Simon, Team and fellow blogpoppets!

    God to have you back Simon. Glad it all went well.

    Cold and bright here. Aching following fun with fence posts yesterday - we enlarged the vegetable garden. Not sure why - not a single vegetable groweth there but it does look lovely!

    Confession - I have never seen a full episode of the Simpsons. The only tune I could think of was Donovon so I will second Deebee's suggestion of "Mellow Yellow".

    Calls to make. Back later.

  • Comment number 28.

    #21 Love MY LITTLE TOWN, Billie - can I second it?

    #24 Welcome Daisys_dad. Lovely to see a Blockbusters contestant on the blog!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning all - another week in paradise and Simon's back -Wow and welcome back! My favourite Homer Simpson quote:
    'Kids you tried and your failed. The lesson is.. not to try!'
    No yet used this as a wrap to any of my lessons..............
    Have a great day in this chilly and frosty sojourn and switching on at 5pm!

  • Comment number 30.

    apologies- please delete 'r' on 'your' to read 'you'

  • Comment number 31.

    Hi Simon and everyone.

    Welcome back to the fold Simon and eagerly waiting for BB to be aired....that's Blockbusters not B** B*****r!

    Not a fan of the Simpsons, actually not keen on any cartoony features to be honest and never have as Tom and Jerry and Mickey Mouse etc bored the hell out of me as a kid...I fell asleep watching Pete's Dragon...Bambi and Pinnochio!

  • Comment number 32.

    IT AIN'T WHAT YOU DO IT'S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT - Bananarama

    and Dysfunctional?

    IT'S OH SO QUIET - Bjork

  • Comment number 33.

    Good morning everyone and welcome Simon and the DT team.

    Just the one suggestion from me:

    FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH by BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD

  • Comment number 34.

    Good morning all.

    Welcome back Simon!

    I also have a confession to make - I have never seen a Simpsons episode at all so feel even less qualified than usual to make a choon suggestion. I do know that yellow is in evidence so will go with

    Mellow Yellow by Donovan

    and leave it at that!

    While I'm in confession mode I have never eaten a McDonalds - went in one of their shops once to use the 'facilities' but that is it!

    I feel better now I've got that off my chest!!

    See you later

    Jennie Wren

  • Comment number 35.

    #28 Deebee - #21 You just did! Ha!

  • Comment number 36.

    HARPER VALLEY PTA - Jeannie C Riley

  • Comment number 37.

    Hi all. A weekend free of car woes (except for the number plate bulb blowing, but I had a spare so no drama there). Frosty start and a bit grey and miserable. And that's just work.

    I shall be back with some thoughts on the theme for today but the first thing that sprang to mind was:

    BARRY BIGGS - Side Show

    For Sideshow Bob, natch.

  • Comment number 38.

    Morning all! Welcome back Simon!

    OK, I can add myself to the list of people that has never watched a Simpsons episode but I have wandered into the room a number of times when the boys have been watching the Simpsons Movie. Hmmmm. Then there was the 'musical' birthday card that one gave to another one year. Lots of burping, cue hysterical laughter amongst boys!

    So, for this theme I have ventured into 13 yr old's room (he was not there) and delved into his music collection to come up with:

    DO THE BARTMAN - Bart Simpson (well the person that plays Bart Simpson anyway)

    I am pretty sure that this won't be played but thought I would suggest it anyway. Its got lots of that 'rap stuff' in it. If I want to ensure that my 13 yr old's eyes roll around his head accompanied by pleading looks to his friends to 'beam me up' then I always witter on about 'that rap stuff'. Always gets a good reaction.

    So, job finished before half term. Just Mummy now. Wierd feeling.

    Ps. Excellent news Deebee for your nephew!

  • Comment number 39.

    SWEET - Little Willie

    SPACE - Neighbourhood

    MADNESS - Our House

    SPENCER DAVIS GROUP - Keep On Runnin' (descriptive of the series)

    ROBERT PALMER - Ev'ry Kinda People

    Ok, that done, back to work. Loads to do!

  • Comment number 40.

    #23 - Sorry Mandy - should have looked more closely. Scratch my #38 - can I second Mandy with 'Do the Bartman' please?!

  • Comment number 41.

    Morning All,

    Good to be back. I have just managed to catch up with all of last week's bloggetery. Blimey...is it that time already, hehehe. Loving the doggie stories and the wedding songs. Ta muchly for mi' Birthday wishes. Belated Happy Birthday to Brandon and Suzie

    I was indeed off with the kiddiewinks and despite my best intentions of joining in with the blogging, just couldn't manage it. Too busy wi' visiting parents and knocking the living room about.

    Still getting back into this work thing so no mensh chasing for me, altho I would like to hear

    Yellow - Coldplay

    Right...off to catch up wi' mi' emails. Only a 102 left to read. Ho hum.

    Maybes laters

    A.

  • Comment number 42.

    A few more oldie suggestions...

    TEARS OF A CLOWN - SMOKEY ROBINSON

    ONCE IN A LIFETIME - TALKING HEADS

    ATOMIC - BLONDIE

  • Comment number 43.

    Good morning from a gloriously sunny TOWIE county,

    No, I've never watched a full episode of the Simpson either. And from the last blog - nor have I watched Dancing on Ice. Could live without a telly but not without a radio.

    Choons:

    MONA LISA by Nat King Cole
    YELLOW SUBMARINE by The Beatles

    Welcome to Daisys_dad. 3 Ps you say? You can get stuff at the chemists for that you know ;-)

    Deebee, wishing Mr B better.

    Hoffs, I know what you mean about being "just mummy now". Although I do still have Little Girl home until tomorrow.

    Jennie, never eaten in a McDonalds? That is one seriously cool confession. Having said that we used to live just down the road from that one on the A127 at the old Fortune of War and I think we only ever went in twice.

    PSL, stand up maths. That sounds intriguiging.

    Autumn Gale, welcome back.

    Have a good day.x

  • Comment number 44.

    Final oldie suggestion, because of the 'Woo Hoo' lyrics (Homer says that a lot) is...

    SONG 2 - BLUR

  • Comment number 45.

    Good morning all

    LIKE SISTER & BROTHER - THE DRIFTERS

    MR BLUE SKY - ELO

    LAZY SUNDAY - SMALL FACES
    (with reference to Homers lifestyle and relationship with neighbour Ned)

  • Comment number 46.

    Catching up with a coffee. And failing to post long posts. Feels just like old times... why does it seem as though Simon's been off for longer than a week...

    Funnily enough, Alex James came up in conversation at the weekend. According to my Mum, he has a 'pause for thought' type slot on Classic FM. Or it could be Radio 4 - can't quite remember now. Paul Daniels and Debbie Magee were mentioned too (not in the same conversation) - I quoted that famous Mrs Merton line that someone posted on the blog when we were talking about insults.

    We don't watch the Simpsons now, but we used to be regular viewers up until a few years ago - it was required early evening viewing in our house. We even refer to a family in our village as the Flanders (not to their face)...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 47.

    Morning all,

    Sooo, you want Simpson's oldies, eh? Smithers, crank up the gramophone...

    'Urban Spaceman' - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (for Homer the astronaut)
    'The Joker' - Steve Miller Band (one of Homer's favourite tunes)
    'Hungry Eyes' - Eric Carmen (Homer's appetite)
    'Devil's Haircut' - Beck (for, well, all of 'em!)
    'You Always Hurt The One You Love' - Clarence "Frogman" Henry

    N xx

  • Comment number 48.

    Last night as I was driving home I was listening to Radio 4 (Feedback? Missed the start of the programme) and there was something on about two people who had to give up their favourite radio station for a whole week. A teacher who normally listened to 6 Music had to swap with her pupil who was a Radio 1 Xtra fan. It was interesting to listen to but made me think, could I do it? Give up Radio 2 for a whole week? Which station would I choose instead? Not sure it would be possible.

  • Comment number 49.

    Phew, busy morning! Dishwasher emptied, washing up done, laundry put away, new batch of laundry in the machine, Sainsbugs order placed, 4 coffees made for Ziggy, phone calls made, emails sent. Next job: make chicken stock.

    This afternoon we are off to the garden centre to buy my seed trays, seeds and other gubbins required to ensure a plentiful supply of fresh veg later this year. And then our new garden bench needs oiling. And after that, I will be emptying the 19 bags of blue shingle onto the paths we created in the veg garden. In between all of that, there will be more coffees for Ziggy and the cats to cuddle.

    Life is SOOOO good.

    Proud Aunt Deebee - well done to your nephew!

  • Comment number 50.

    Like Alex, I'm going through my seed box this afternoon to see what needs to be ordered ready to get growing again - can't wait!!

    Saw something over the weekend which made me marvel at how nature gets on with things and doesn't just give in. We have blackbirds in the garden and spotted one which seemed to be having problems when on the ground. When I looked through the binoculars, one of his legs is obviously broken and sticking out at a strange angle but he can fly with no problems and land on tree branches etc. on his good leg. Hope he survives!! Fingers crossed...........

    JW

  • Comment number 51.

    Also, following on from comments about records being overplayed, Katie Melua has a new single out and it is being played over and over and.........

    JW

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi Simon, nice to have you back. cant wait for Blockbusters

    Simpsons tunes

    Do the Bartman - Bart Simpson
    Doh!!!! a Deer - From the sound of music
    Yellow - Coldplay
    Kids - Take That
    500 miles - Proclaimers
    Raindrops keep falling on my head - BJ Thomas - Most featured song on the Simpsons

    Thanks Bye

  • Comment number 53.

    SMALL TOWN BOY = BRONSKI BEAT

    HE'S A REBEL - THE CRYSTALS

    FUNKYTOWN - LIPPS INC

  • Comment number 54.

    WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY by THE RAMONES
    VIDEO by INDIA ARIE (SIMPSON)
    I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME by LISA LISA & THE CULT JAM
    I CAN'T LET MAGGIE GO by HONEYBUS
    MARJORINE by JOE COCKER (for Marge Simpson ... maybe)

  • Comment number 55.

    LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Sweet Homer Labama
    JOE LOSS - Marge of the Mods

    I'll get my coat...

  • Comment number 56.

    afternoon all

    yah mo be there-micheal mcdonald/james ingram(moe)

    wig wam bam-the sweet(cheif wiggim)

    i cant let maggie go-hunnybus(maggie)

    island of dreams-the springfields

    tears of a clown-smokie robinson(krusty)

  • Comment number 57.

    I SHOULD GET UP - TEDDY THOMPSON

    LITTLE SISTER - RY COODER

  • Comment number 58.

    Afternoon all

    I ventured into new territory last night and went to Hitchin Folk club. Never been to a folk club before, although I have been to folky gigs before - Cara Dillon, Transatlantic Sessions, John Tams and Barry Coope, but even the latter was in the Borderline rather than a folk club.

    Was tempted after stumbling on a Youtube clip of last night's headliners, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, playing one of their songs at the Shrewsbury folk festival and really liking it. And I really enjoyed it, they sing and play brilliantly and the banter between them was superb too.

    Kirsty Bromley was support (and nanny to Nancy and James' kids while they were on!), she has a lovely voice singing tradional songs unaccompanied. And I think everyone in the room bar me knew the chorus of every one of them judging by how they instantly started singing along right from the outset! It seems folk singers get audience participation much more easily than rock bands do :-)

  • Comment number 59.

    Looks like it's quiet here today and I've been out all morning, so not posted since first thing! A quick hello as I have to go out again in a few minutes and a special hello to Daisy's Dad, hoping you had a really nice time on Blockbusters last week. Were you able to stay and watch other games as well as taking part in your own?

  • Comment number 60.

    I meant to post more after my last post, but I got called away to a meeting. And I'm still having problems with longer posts. This is what I was going to say:

    #34 I have eaten McD*n*lds on occasion - their breakfasts aren't bad actually, and the coffee is rather good. And when the children were small, they considered it a treat to be taken there for lunch if we were out shopping. Nothing compares to my first ever visit to one of their establishments though - it was in Hong Kong!

    #35 Billie, thanks - Ha!

  • Comment number 61.

    And there's more...

    #38 Thanks Hoffs.

    #43 Julia, thanks for the best wishes for Mr B. It's quite a difficult day for him - his organisation is putting together a group of their top 20 or so consultants to get involved in their more challenging projects. Basically, at this point in his career he really doesn't want to do it. It will involve some tricky work and possibly travelling away from home. But he can't say no - that wouldn't look good. So he's hoping to come out as number 21...

    #58 Sounds like a good evening, Ken. We're planning to go to the Cambridge Folk Festival this year - looking forward to it.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 62.

    Where is everyone today?

    JW

  • Comment number 63.

    Afternoon all

    Welcome back Simon, it will be good to hear you again tonight, although I did enjoy Liza last week.

    Florence - did you get a mention on Graham Norton's show on Saturday?

    Hope everyone is having good Mondays.

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 64.

    #60 - Maccy D's in HK is just not the same as here Deebee, is it? Don't know why, but it tastes better over there. They have a more varied menu too.

    Like Deebee, its a treat for the kiddiewinks. Wouldn't go there myself if I had a choice.
    My boys also love the Simpsons. They went through a stage where they would watch on C4 and then turm over and watch the gazillion episodes they show on Sky. Have to say tho' that they are funny. Well at least I think so, hehehe!

    Well, must go and do the school walk.

    Sees you on the morrow and good luck wi' the menshes.

    A.

  • Comment number 65.

    #63 Tortie, haha... yes I did, a few minutes after Graham had played Judie Tzuke's new single! Memshes are becoming a bad habit... most nights on Janice Long's show, then Richard Allinson (three times in one programme) and now Graham Norton! ;o)

    After playing Judie's new single, Humankind, Graham said he'd not heard anything from Judie for a long time and wondered what she'd been up to and said she'd probably been doing an attic conversion! So I quickly emailed him to say she's been busy touring, also writing and recording her 'One Tree Less' album and I added a a couple of pics I'd taken of Judie and her daughters Bailey and Talullah, from when when I saw them last year and said I'm going to see her again in March on her new tour.

    Graham played another record, then he spoke to the lovely Bobbie, his traffic lady asking if she likes Judie Tzuke, then he read out my email, and mentioned the pictures I had sent! It was of Judie having just signed a card I'd made of my friend (also called Graham) with his prized fish he'd recently caught as he adores Judie Tzuke and it was his birthday a few days later, so she signed the birthday card for him and it's been on his mantlepiece ever since and Graham said he was going to frame it!

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/6910002917_6a071cc977_z.jpg

  • Comment number 66.

    #64 Maccy D's in Budapest a few years ago was much better than here, the burgers seemed much improved over the English ones.

    They also had a dessert bar selling various gateaux and other exotic puddings. It was almost as if they were trying to comvine it in to a more cafe sort of vibe.

  • Comment number 67.

    Afternoon All :)

    I must confess, that we do sometimes call in at a McDonald's when we've been out for the day with the twins. We did boycott them for years, and the Morgan Spurlock documentary 'Supersize Me', put me off anyway. But fast food is sometimes the order of the day, and you don't have to go far to find one. Mind you, things like this don't exactly whet my appetite http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/02/01/mcdonalds-announces-end-to-pink-slime-in-burgers/

    I do wish that we got the Shamrock Shake over here though :( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/06/shamrock-shake-mcdonalds_n_1257006.html

    A couple of articles on The Simpsons theme, for any one interested...

    The Simpsons: Top 25 peripheral characters http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/730/730957p1.html

    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Simpsons 500th episode http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/the-simpsons-world-record-500-episodes-291585

  • Comment number 68.

    Just #67? That's quite quiet ............

    Afternoon All

  • Comment number 69.

    Lovely hearing Simon's voice again... it feels like all is well in the world! Some blogpoppet menshes for the first song too... I heard menshes for Billie, Debbie and myself! :o))

  • Comment number 70.

    I think Simon said "About a million people suggested this" - Yellow - Coldplay !

    I heard menshes for Florence and little me from the blog and Deebee on Twitter - anyone else?

    Welldones for menshes for an obvious feemchoon!

  • Comment number 71.

    Three-word-Monday.... PHEASANTS IN GARDEN... two of them! Hope they stay the night... at least until the dogs know they're out there!

  • Comment number 72.

    Well done for all the menshes for Coldplay - Yellow :)

    No menshes for Atomic - Blondie

    Oh, just as I say that Simon menshes me! And someone on Twitter! Well done us :D

    Mouldy Old Dough! D'oh ;D

  • Comment number 73.

    #68 Billie - The quietness could be partly due to posting problems :-/ I keep getting a message saying that there is a problem with posting comments.

  • Comment number 74.

    I think it was Zoe who suggested Blondie - no mensh - Bechod Zoe!

    Florence - aren't they HANDSOME?!

    We have 3 visitors - 2 males & 1 female. We can distinguish between the males because one has a slightly damaged tail. The female and one male are a couple who sometimes come here together - sometimes the male comes alone - but as we haven't seen her this year we don't whether it is her partner or not who has damaged his tail.

    Ah! Belated mensh for Zoe and A. N. Other!

    Katy - #13/14 We weren't that clever with Leiutenant Pigeon ! Menshes for muggles! Ha!

  • Comment number 75.

    Zoe - crossed in post!

    I keep getting that green box too!

  • Comment number 76.

    Ahh - we're working again .... I tried a couple of times this afternoon but it seemed the blog was broken.

    Deebee - hope the news is good for Mr B

    Congrats for menshes - I was one of the "millions" for Coldplay - and rather thrilled to be one of the menshees on the 1st song back.

    Confession - haven't we had that one before?!

  • Comment number 77.

    Evening All,

    Have been very busy at work and at home lately, so apologies for lack of bloggage.

    I would have been stumped with todays theme, as I haven't watched the Simpsons (well not all the way through a whole episode anyway). Thought the Mouldy Old D'Oh was very clever, as Gazza's suggestion of Can't let Maggie Go.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Liza, but it is great to hear Simon back on Drivetime.

    The first time I visited a MacDonalds I was in the Sixth Form (that long ago!) and a group of us piled in a friends car and we went to the exotic location of.............Letchworth!! We knew how to live!

    I have not had a cold all winter, and hubby comes home after a week away and brings home some grotty germs passed on from a German colleague. German germs...arghh! Exactly 3 days later, I have it! But as I am a woman, I recognise it is not 'flu and I will carry on regardless. ;-)

    Alex- I was exhausted just reading your post. A busy day indeed.

    madchick x

  • Comment number 78.

    Work got in the way of play today but as I have never seen an episode of the Simpsons, perhaps it was a good day to miss choon chasing.

    Sorry Mr B is feeling poorly Deebee and do hope he gets picked at number 21.

    Been out and about so missed most of the menshes - apart from Zoe! Well done. X

  • Comment number 79.

    I've just read back and see that Mr B is suffering too. Hope his presentation went well Deebee, and he's starting to feel a bit better. I don't know how men cope with 'flu ;-)

  • Comment number 80.

    Well done Posh Soul Lady for Sly and the Family Stone - Family Affair :)

  • Comment number 81.

    Forgot to say, well done Florence, I heard your mensh on Graham's show re Judy Tzuke. I thought I recognised your Sunday name.

    Well done Zoe and PSL, only menshes I remember hearing today.

  • Comment number 82.

    Well done PSL for your menshe for Family Affair. X

    Also forgot to say "hello" to Daisys_dad. How lovely to have taken part in the Blockbusters show with Simon. Lucky you.

  • Comment number 83.

    Hi Chickster! Your post made me laugh!

    #50 Jennie - I agree with you about how wildlife just gets on with things - doesn't give in - I would add - doesn't feel sorry for itself. Having seen many animals having gone through some sort of trauma - a damaged tail which had to be shortened - 2 broken legs and live in a cage for months - have teeth just drop out -
    (NOT ALL TO THE SAME ANIMAL I must add!) - and they just carry on. Puts us humans to shame! I was complaining about my finger yesterday!

    Also - Jennie - made me sing "repair your broken wing" - Maroon 5 - "This Love" ?

    From last night - Julia #426 - I think - Don't put yourself down! Your description of your food made my mouth water!

    Welldone PSL for mensh for Sly!

  • Comment number 84.

    Blog Gremlins are active here bringing up " the green box "

  • Comment number 85.

    Sorry! I can't take this song or anything by Dean Friedman! He should BLOW HIS NOSE!

  • Comment number 86.

    I thought it was something I said...

  • Comment number 87.

    Oh Good! No Menshes! So I don't have to deliberately not congratulate anyone who suggested it! Ha!

  • Comment number 88.

    We used to have some old records which were marked as 80rpm. We played them at 78 rpm.




    Neither of us has ever seen The Simpsons but we have been to McDonalds!


    Deebee - How did it go? How's the patient?

  • Comment number 89.

    Didn't hear Dean Friedman song as I was in a blind panic looking for my bank card. Found it! Phew. It had slipped out of my purse.

  • Comment number 90.

    Is the blog fixed now? Tried to post earlier this afternoon but computer said no...

    Well done to all the menshes. I heard Florence, Billie, Autumn_Gale and myself for Coldplay (yes, A_G it is quite nice to be picked from 'millions'!), then had to switch off for a bit as Mr B came home and Son phoned. They are both poorly poppets. Congrats too to Zoe (who I missed) and PSL - I knew it had to be your choice before Simon said your name! Not forgetting Mo for the first 3 worder of the show!

    #79 Thanks Madchickster. Yes, the presentation did go well - it seems he's well within the 20. Not sure if that's a good thing or not - we'll have to see. Just hope it doesn't mean him having to work away from home.

    Did Simon say something about a daily podcast...?

    ;o)

    Really enjoyed the show this evening - the bits I've heard anyway. It's lovely to have Simon back at the helm.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 91.

    #88 Billie, thanks for asking! I was composing my post when you posted yours.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 92.

    No JBG?

    but Good Good Good!

  • Comment number 93.

    #90 Glad Mr B's presentation went well Deebee and fingers crossed for you that he doesn't have to work away from home. X

    Can I also say how nice it is to have Simon back on DT. Who was it said they couldn't give up Radio 2 for a week? Neither could I. It's on every day all day but I can't listen to it work unfortunately.

    Off to have some dinner and interact with Jocko. Mr W's home tomorrow evening so last night of eating on my own :)

    Catch you later.

    Shona x

  • Comment number 94.

    Sorry, missed the show. Mondays not good - try to pop in here whenever I can - rushing out again now. So - congrats to all menshees and three-word bloggers, to Deebee's husband and to Shona, for finding her bank card!

    See you tomorrow hopefully x

    # 86 - I kept getting the green box, thought I had been modded and couldn't for the life of me think what I had said!

  • Comment number 95.

    #94 How is the wee puppy doing this week Hoffs?

    I am shattered tonight but the good thing is, one day of work to go then a few days of annual leave. *bliss*

  • Comment number 96.

    lap top keeps switching itself off,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what is happening here?

    Hope to see you all tomorrow then a week away I'm afraid as I have family and friends staying for a few days. Then even more family descending at the weekend. Nice to have everone but not much of a break off work.

    Still...........no 6.30 alarm clock *heaven*

  • Comment number 97.

    No one around?

  • Comment number 98.

    Wonders??

  • Comment number 99.

    Who's lurking?

  • Comment number 100.

    I keep seeing 'Sorry, comment posting is not available at the moment' so not sure if I can post this, so I wonder if it will make the next page before tomorrow!

 

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