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Simon Mayo | 08:40 UK time, Thursday, 6 October 2011

Welcome to Thursday's top debate and ambling chat centre. And welcome to the new bloggers who have unveiled themselves recently; hope you stick around! (Just the one exclamation mark allowed per blog. I'm with Jools Holland on pointless ones. I'd get the moderator to limit usage at all times.)

Well I enjoyed yesterday's show - I haven't 'corpsed' properly on air for a while. There was a period when I did it all the time. For a few years while I was doing Breakfast on Radio 1 I worked with Jackie Brambles who was on earlies at the time and then stayed on for weather, travel and other duties. And we just set each other off. It might have been extreme tiredness-induced hysteria but I only needed to see her shoulders start to shake and that was it - I was gone. Matt may well be the new Jackie. He'll be thrilled. I knew the confession was funny but as soon as Matt started to go, it was all downhill from there.

Listen below to Simon 'corpsing' during Confessions:

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Today's Nigel 'best of' series brings you a mighty chocolate mousse which is a tantalising prospect. No point in a disappointing chocolate mousse - if you are having the calories they need to be worth it. Hear Nige's choice after 6.

And for oldies today I think GENIUS should do it. Steve Jobs passing is not a shock of course but I can't think of anyone today who deserves the 'visionary' tag more than him. His ideas and products are everywhere and the World Wide Web was designed by Tim Berners-Lee on one of his NeXT computers while working at CERN. GENIUS it is then. Have a precise and clear-thinking Thursday, see you.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Nope, still cant think of anything!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning all

    Only thing I can think of, so far:

    EINSTEIN A GO GO - Landscape

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 3.

    Twisted - Joni Mitchell

    Willy the Shake
    x

  • Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    My (already tweeted) suggestions:

    BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW by the Stylistics

    EINSTEIN A GO-GO by Landscape

    HOW DO YOU DO IT by Gerry and the Pacemakers

    EMPIRE STATE OF MIND by Alicia Keys

    BRILLIANT MIND by Elvis Costello

    BLOW YOUR MIND by Jamiroquai

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND by Noel Harrison

    MAGIC MIND by Earth Wind and Fire

    Must dash - I'm late...

    Deebee ~X~

  • Comment number 5.

    Good morning MTF and everyone

    I can't think of anything other than a genius has a brilliant mind!

    MIND GAMES ~ John Lennon

    BRILLIANT DISGUISE ~ Bruce Springsteen

    x

  • Comment number 6.

    Good Morning Again -

    Obvious Suggestions –

    EINSTEIN A GO GO - Landscape

    BRILLIANT MIND - Furniture

    GENIUS OF LOVE – Tom Tom Club

    SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE - Thomas Dolby

  • Comment number 7.

    DIDN’T I BLOW YOUR MIND THIS TIME – Delfonics

    AMAZED – Lonestar

  • Comment number 8.

    You may be right - Billy Joel.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning Lucies Mum and indeed everyone else too.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 10.

    SMARTY PANTS - First Choice

    THE GIFT - INXS

    WE CAN WORK IT OUT - Beatles

  • Comment number 11.

    Good morning all - blinks in the early (for me) morning light.

    Much too early for any brainwaves re choons but good hunting for all who can think this early (is there a limit on the word early? as well as exclamation marks). off for tea to help thought processes.

    God bless Steve Jobs.

    Queen Jennie

  • Comment number 12.

    #9 Hi again MTF

    I said good morning to you in my first post because when I looked at the blog you were the only person I saw but in the time it took to press send, another five or so messages had appeared at the same time!

    A couple more

    READ MY MIND ~ Killers

    AMAZING ~ Aerosmith

    SO AMAZING ~ Luther Vandross

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Simon and bloggers

    What happened there...my post disappeared!

    Still dont know what corpsing means? Awwww thanks for the Radio 1 memories such happy days.

    My Iphone is adorning a black hairband today (well until it is tied up in my hair that is!) RIP Mr Apple!!

    Now to get clever:

    1. EINSTEIN A GO GO - Landscape
    2. E=MC2 - Big Audio Dynamite
    3. SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE - Thomas Dolby
    4. BRILLIANT MIND - Furniture
    5. MIND GAMES - John Lennon
    6. NEW SENSATION - INXS
    7. WE CAN WORK IT OUT - The Beatles
    8. WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU - Detroit Spinners
    9. IMAGINATION - Belouis Some
    10. THIS TOWN AINT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US - SPARKS

    Back later for a mooch folks.

    Have a nice geniotic day!

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 14.

    Off topic, but watching 'Lorraine' on ITV I can see Jodie Marsh complete with muscles and tattoos and amongst the clutter of tattoos on her upper arm I can see a hammer and a coat hanger .... I wonder why a girl would want a hammer and coat hanger tattooed on her arm....

  • Comment number 15.

    2+2 = 5 Radio Head

    PARTICLE MAN - They Might Be Giants

  • Comment number 16.

    We can work it out - Beatles.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 17.

    Not sure if this fits the theme....

    MY MIND'S EYE ~ Small Faces

  • Comment number 18.

    Confessions of a mind - Hollies.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 19.

    Good morning Simon, team and lovely blogging folk

    Methinks it is a difficult feem today after yesterday's abundance of suggestions.

    But let's try these toons -

    HE'S MISSTRA KNOW IT ALL - STEVIE WONDER

    THE BEST - TINA TURNER

    GENIUS - KINGS OF LEON

    YOU'RE THE BEST THING - STYLE COUNCIL

    and one that defo won't be played but fits perfectly ...

    THERE AIN'T HALF BEEN SOME CLEVER B****** - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS

    Hope good days are had by all.

    Jx

  • Comment number 20.

    Mad Professor Blyth - The Holllies.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 21.

    Good Morning Simon, Driveteam and Constructors
    :^D

    And a big hello to my fellow blogpopsters. Great theme today. Twitter has been awash with suggestions or at least an hour ...

    Not sure if these have made it to the screen yet but I'd like to hear:

    I'M THE MAN - JOE JACKSON

    MAN OF THE WORLD - FLEETWOOD MAC

  • Comment number 22.

    Morning All,

    'Book of Brilliant Minds' Simple Minds

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning All,

    Missed confession yesterday. Going to Iplayer now so I can experience Noisy corpsing.

    Nothing springs to mind for today's theme. Shall have a thunk.

    Too early for three worder? Mine would be:-

    Sloe Gin Made

    Maybes Laters

    A.

  • Comment number 24.

    'Nobody Does It Better' Carly Simon

  • Comment number 25.

    If you could read my mind - Gordon Lightfoot.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 26.

    Few more ..

    WHIZZ KID - MOTT THE HOOPLE

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

    YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK - BOB & MARCIA

  • Comment number 27.

    Mornin Simon, all the Team and Drivetimers everywhere!

    I didn't buy in to the whole Apple thing, but do recognise the marketing genius behind the brand. As for tunes, try these:

    A DESIGN FOR LIFE - MANIC STREET PREACHERS

    WIRED FOR SOUND - CLIFF RICHARD

    ONE VISION - QUEEN

    All chosen to mark the effect Mr Job's compay has had on our lives.

    Have fun all,

    - Paul.

  • Comment number 28.

    #23 Alice - Me too. I've just listened to yesterday's Confession - about 38 minutes in.
    :^D

    I shall award just the ONE EXCLAMATION MARK !

    And maybe THREE STARS for hilarity ★★★

    What is clear, however, was that Matt was in full-throated mirth mode even before Simon started reading the story ..

  • Comment number 29.

    #27 Paul from Milton. Excellent choice 'Design For Life - Manics'
    :^)

  • Comment number 30.

    Good morning everyone.

    Nothing springs to mind for the theme except the Ian Dury song already mentioned.

    Be back later when I've done a little work.

  • Comment number 31.

    Maybe I'm amazed - Wings.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 32.

    @28 - KatyMac, just listened and while I didn't find the confession particularly funny, listening to Matt and Simon did make me smile.

  • Comment number 33.

    Morning all! (There's my one exclamation mark)

    Genius? Only one in the world and that's Him upstairs.

    But a couple of tunes spring to mind, can I endorse Brandon's choice of Simple Minds "Book of Brilliant Minds" and my U2 tune of the day "Magnificent".

    GB

  • Comment number 34.

    Cant get it out of my head - ELO.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 35.

    'No Doubt About It' Hot Chocolate

  • Comment number 36.

    P word of the day.....

    PERSISTENCE!!!!

    Quite prepared to be modded for that.

    BTW, Welcome to our new GENIUS that has taken over former genius, Peta Wombles job. Still no name yet?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 37.

    #19 & #30 did think Ian Dury's Clever Trever also wouldnt get an airing

  • Comment number 38.

    P word for the Day...

    Phooey

    A.

  • Comment number 39.

    Muck spreading JPA ?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 40.

    Only song I can think of but don't know who sang it -

    Little green apples. I think it was an American country-type singer.

    So much for the thinking powers of tea! Must do better.

    QJ

  • Comment number 41.

    Hello all,

    How about:

    'The impossible dream' by Luther vandross. The lyrics seem appropriate.

  • Comment number 42.

    Morning All,

    Bit late to the party today, but still some possibilities:

    SO DAMN CLEVER - Plain White T's

    WHATEVER'S CLEVER - Beverly Knight

    OLD AND WISE - Alan Parson's Project

    YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE OLD TO BE WISE - Judas Priest

    EXPERT AT EVERYTHING - Don Williams

  • Comment number 43.

    #40 Little green apples - Roger Miller

    QJ

  • Comment number 44.

    Greetings all, hope the day is being good to you.. :-)

    Bryan Adams *Only the strong survive*

    BLTD

  • Comment number 45.

    Morning all,
    DT team, bloggers, poppets and the tittering DT Dude.
    I believe it was the Cyril Fletcher impressions that started the 'corpsing' orf - that, and boys being boys...a friend at school had the MOST infectious laugh - the source of her amusement did not matter, she cracked us up!
    Choons I have suggested on Twooter, so won't clog up on here, suffice to say, I now know having heard 'Kissing with confidence' on Ken Bruce just now, that choon researchers must be plundering the gold that lies in our blog seams...keep it up folks

  • Comment number 46.

    Good Morning All :)

    Oh heck, I use far too many exclamation marks, it's like an illness with me, I must try and stop it.

    RIP Steve Jobs, President Obama said that perhaps his greatest legacy was that most people would have first heard about his death on one of the devices he invented. I did. My 'fruity' device goes everywhere with me, and I suspect that is the same for millions of other people too. Not a bad legacy to leave behind, to have made something which is so useful to so many people.

    I have to say that the first song that popped into my head was 'There ain't half been some clever barstewards' by Ian Dury and the Blockheads, but it's not really DT friendly :D

    Oldie suggestions...

    THE FOOL ON THE HILL - THE BEATLES (Because Paul McCartney wrote it about someone that everyone thinks is a fool, but who is actually very wise)

    CLOUDBUSTING - KATE BUSH (She wrote it about the philosopher Wilhelm Reich and his son)

    EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD - TEARS FOR FEARS (Well the evil geniuses in Bond films do anyway!)

    Oops I may have used an exclamation mark :-S I need to work on cutting down gradually, I think.

    I missed doing an O word (Oops!) will ponder on a P word (ponder isn't it!) see, I just can't stop with the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • Comment number 47.

    How about a song about a particular genius?

    VINCENT by DON McLEAN

    Now, exclamation marks! One of my regular customers, a well known author and journalist/editor, tells me that the exclamation mark is the sign of the amateur. Personally, I think that if it aids comprehension, why not use it?

    My P-word (or two):

    First one is paludification because it is a favourite of mine since my archaeology days, and I do think a long pandiculation gets the day off to a good start.

  • Comment number 48.

    #46 Good morning Zoe, feeling better?

  • Comment number 49.

    Orba Squara - Perfect Timing (it's a very tentative Genius link but it's poignant)

  • Comment number 50.

    I would love to hear Vincent, Harry. Top toon.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 51.

    A couple more -

    EYE [i] IN THE SKY - ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

    i SAW THE LIGHT - TODD RUNGREN

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi again - coffee break time. Some excellent suggestions today, the NYM is going to have his work cut out. I'd like to second Paul's Manics suggestion and Alex H's Alan Parsons, both of which I've heard on t'wireless recently (the latter on DT on Simon's birthday)

    Daughter's gone back to Uni today, against our better judgement - would have preferred her to stay until at least the weekend. But she says she's getting better, and she certainly looks it. So I'm thinking (hoping) that maybe it isn't glandular fever after all. I just hope she's sensible about allowing herself enough time to recover. But you can't tell the young, can you...

    My P word is Posh

    I might just have to borrow some headphones and listen to the confession at lunchtime - better make sure I eat first though or it could all go horribly wrong...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 53.

    Something to get your toe's tapping......

    Maxine Brown *One in a million*

    top tune

    BLTD

  • Comment number 54.

    Oops sorry forgot to say......

    My P word= Positivity

    Laters
    BLTD

  • Comment number 55.

    Julia40 - just read back over last nights late blog #275. I live in the south of the county, not a million miles away from the town with the longest (and most boring) pier in the world.

    Not that I am an Essex girl born and bred. I have moved steadily eastwards from being born in Henley-on-Thames. I'll end up in Belgium if I'm not careful.

    QJ

  • Comment number 56.

    Forgot 'p' word - pootle as in "pootle round the garden doing some gentle weeding"

  • Comment number 57.

    Hi all,

    Three of us working in the same Dept of a company based in Reading have decided to pool our collective efforts and place them under this username. We will return with some tunes for consideration.

    Cheers folks :o)

  • Comment number 58.

    EINSTEIN by Gabriella Cilmi
    GENIUS OF LOVE by Tom Tom Club
    IF YOU'RE SO SMART, HOW COME YOU AIN'T RICH? by Louis Jordan
    MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER by Robert Palmer
    OOH LA LA by Wise Guys

  • Comment number 59.

    Morning all...............bit chilly and windy here............busy day today.............so not much time to blog............ ;o(

    Can only think of one tune today....................but it is by one of my favourite artist......



    Clever Trevor - Ian Dury and The Blockheads



    3 word Thursday



    HAIR WIND NOOOOOOOO !



    Have a good day everyone...............try and refrain from using too many punctuation marks!

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 60.

    #52 Deebee, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Lionel Jefferies comes to mind again:

    "Port out, starboard home,
    Posh with a capital P, O, S, H, posh"

    :-D

  • Comment number 61.

    Morning,

    Brilliant mind - Furniture

    Didn't I blow your mind this time - The Delfonics

    Thank u - Alanis Morissette

    Best of you - Foo Fighters

    That's Entertainment - The Jam

    Perfect - Fairground attraction

    Don't let me be misunderstood - Nina Simone

  • Comment number 62.

    Going to be slightly cheeky and add two more tune requests before I return to the other 'stuff'.........................

    Expert at Everything - Don Williams

    Expert Rites - Elvis Costello

    Oh....make that three............

    Working Class Hero - John Lennon


    Really going now..........................................

    Dougal x

  • Comment number 63.

    Leonard Cohen......

    Everybody knows.

    I'm your man.

    Or One of us cannot be wrong.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 64.

    Good morning all, a bit late as per sual on a Thursday on account of classes.

    Like to add my votes to

    HE'S MISSTRA KNOW IT ALL - STEVIE WONDER

    &

    DIDNT I BLOW YOUR MIND THIS TIME - DELFONICS

    & add


    I KNOW - BOB MARLEY

    BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - MANFED MANNS EARTH BAND

    Enjoy the day

  • Comment number 65.

    The younger [and fuller] Steve Jobs always reminded me of Greg Lake. So I'm going to request:

    THE SAGE - EMERSON LAKE & PALMER


    I was going to ask for King Crimson's EPITAPH but probably a tad too long ..

  • Comment number 66.

    Good Morning Each!

    Genius?

    'Paul' by Rita Pavone

    'There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bast***s' by Ian Dury and the Blockheads

    'Brightest Star' by The Kaiser Chiefs

    'A Free Thinker' by Laura Nyro

  • Comment number 67.

    50th POST SCARF FOR MTF
    :^)

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  • Comment number 68.

    #48 Thanks Harry, I'm feeling much better today & off to have my hair done in an hour :)

    I thought of another oldie suggestion, because the record label this song was released on was Apple, and it kind of fits the theme...

    IMAGINE - JOHN LENNON

  • Comment number 69.

    Further thoughts

    ROCK ME AMEDEUS - FALCO

    ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN - CHUCK BERRY or ELO

  • Comment number 70.

    My 'P' word is Potentiometer, a word I had often typed during my years working on a nuclear power station and I've no idea why, but I have liked it ever since!

    x

  • Comment number 71.

    #68 Zoe... pleased that you're feeling much better today!

    x

  • Comment number 72.

    INTO THE VALLEY - SKIDS

    COMPUTER LOVE - KRAFTWERK


    ¸.•*¨*•♫♪★

  • Comment number 73.

    Glad you are feeling better Zoe.

    I'm off out too - going to lunch with a friend while our husbands battle it out on the golf course. All sounds very grand but I can assure you it's not!

    I might need some of those stretchy strap things to hold my crown on, as it's very blowy out there and I don't want to lose it.

    See you later.

    Queen for one more day.

  • Comment number 74.

    einstine a go go-landscape

    e=mc2-big audio dynamite

  • Comment number 75.

    'Master Of The Universe' by Hawkwind (Quite long)

    'Smarter Than You' by The Undertones (Quite short)

  • Comment number 76.

    Its feeling like a soup day so...

    A bowl of lobster bisque with a crunched up packet of tomato ketchup crisps thrown in for good measure.

    Decadent or what?

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 77.

    .....and comes in at under 250 cals!

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 78.

    Just thinking, maybe my P-word should have been:

    Pedant or, perhaps, Pendant ;-)

  • Comment number 79.

    star treking-the firm(you can not change the laws of physics)

    wired for sound-cliff richard

    computer love-kraftwerk

  • Comment number 80.

    A couple more tunes


    COMPUTER LOVE ~ Kraftwerk (part of this song is in 'Talk' by Coldplay)

    PUSH A LITTLE BUTTON ~ The BBC licence fee song (Tony Hatch?)

  • Comment number 81.

    Hi Simon & Blogsters,

    Great suggestions so far! But, how about this, from the Weird Science Soundtrack...

    WEIRD SCIENCE - OINGO BOINGO

    If anyone can create Kelly Le Brook from an 80s computer - that's got to be genius!!

  • Comment number 82.

    Has anyone seen these song lyrics before, based on 'American Pie'
    It may be too long for the blog.... but let's try it!

    A long, long time ago,
    I can still remember how those programs
    Used to make me smile.
    And I knew if I had my chance,
    That I could make those users dance
    And maybe they'd be happy for a while.
    November breezes made me shiver
    With every upload I'd deliver
    Bad news on the desktop
    I couldn't make the text stop.
    I can't remember if I cried
    When I read about our faltered pride
    But something touched me deep inside
    The day the Two-E died.
    So, bye, bye to my Apple II pie
    Hooked my RamFAST to the SCSI
    But the SCSI was fried
    And hackin' boys drank Mountain Dew and sighed,
    Typin' "This'll be the day that I die.
    This'll be the day that I die."

    Do you know your Apple's core?
    Do you have faith in Woz's lore
    If the Red Book tells you so?
    Do you believe in ROR and ROL
    Can BASIC save your mortal soul
    And can you tell me why Pascal runs so slow?
    Well, I know you love that Lisa hack
    'Cause I saw you mousin' in the back
    Well, MacWrite was big news
    But AppleWorks got great reviews, oooh
    I was a twenty-something computer fan
    With a loaned assembler and some program plans
    But I knew I'd be just an "also-ran"
    The day the Two-E died.

    I started singin'
    Bye, bye to my Apple II pie
    Hooked my RamFAST to the SCSI
    But the SCSI was fried
    And hackin' boys drank Cola Jolt and sighed,
    Typin' "This'll be the day that I die.
    This'll be the day that I die."


    Now for twelve years we've been on our own
    The software comes on my telephone
    But that's not how it used to be
    When ol' Steve Jobs planned a brand new box
    With designs he borrowed from Xerox
    And the cash, well it came from you and me
    Oh, and while our Woz was looking down
    Steve Jobs stole his designer's crown
    The III plan was adjourned
    No money was returned
    And while Wagner wrote "Assembly Lines"
    We liked our BASIC programs fine
    And most thought ProDOS was divine
    The day the Two-E died.

    We were singin'
    Bye, bye to my Apple II pie
    Hooked my RamFAST to the SCSI
    But the SCSI was fried
    And hackin' boys drank Dr. Pepper and sighed,
    Typin' "This'll be the day that I die.
    This'll be the day that I die."


    HUFFIN, PUFFIN, move files with MUFFIN
    Single drive, lots of disks I'm stuffin'
    Eight piles high, and fadin' fast...
    With Macs out landing in the grass
    The Pirates tried for a forward pass
    Moving Two-E to the sidelines, in a cast
    Now, the IIc Fair was sweet perfume
    And "Forever!" was our marching tune
    We all got up to dance
    Oh, but we never got the chance
    'Cause the Mac-heads tried to take the field
    Our Apple II's refused to yield
    Do you recall what was revealed
    The day the Two-E died?

    We started singin'
    Bye, bye to my Apple II pie
    Hooked my RamFAST to the SCSI
    But the SCSI was fried
    And hackin' boys drank Diet Pepsi and sighed,
    Typin' "This'll be the day that I die.
    This'll be the day that I die."


    And there we were all in one place
    An online conference lost in space
    With no bucks left to start again
    So come on, Tom be nimble, Tom be quick
    Uncle-DOS made all our Apples tick
    'Cause Merlin is the hacker's only friend
    Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
    My hands were clenched in fists of rage
    No one that I could tell
    Could break that Sculley's spell
    And as the flames climbed high into the night
    To light the sacrificial rite
    I saw Sculley laughing with delight
    The day the Two-E died

    He was singin'
    Bye, bye to my Apple II pie
    Hooked my RamFAST to the SCSI
    But the SCSI was fried
    And hackin' boys drank lemon tea and sighed,
    Typin' "This'll be the day that I die.
    This'll be the day that I die."


    I met a girl who sang of Blues
    And I asked her for some Apple news
    But she just smiled and turned away
    I went to the computer store
    Where I'd seen the Apple years before
    But the man there said the Two-E couldn't play
    And in the schools the children screamed
    The teachers cried and the hackers dreamed
    But not a file was open
    The disk drives all were broken
    And the news mags that I'd liked the most
    Softalk, inCider -- were all toast
    They'd grabbed the last train for the coast
    The day the Two-E died

    And they were singin'
    Bye, bye to my Apple II pie
    Hooked my RamFAST to the SCSI
    But the SCSI was fried
    And hackin' boys drank Snapple soda and cried,
    Saying, "This'll be the day that I die.
    This'll be the day that I die."

    They were singin'
    Bye, bye to my Apple II pie
    Hooked my RamFAST to the SCSI
    But the SCSI was fried
    And hackin' boys drank Snapple soda and cried,
    Saying, "This'll be the day that I die.
    This'll be the day that I die."

  • Comment number 83.

    Well that surprised me as the other day I tried posting a message and some of it was cut off!

  • Comment number 84.

    I like #24's suggestion -- Carly Simon, Nobody Does It Better. Perfect!

  • Comment number 85.

    Greetings Of Nice Ter The Mayo & ALL Blog Operatives...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    THREE WORD THURSDEE:

    "Goot severe wind!!!!!"

    Tatty bye!

  • Comment number 86.

    Take it easy out there Bingo.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 87.

    #60 Harry - I believe that originated from the time when the white rulers from the East India Company were sent from England to India. The instruction was for the cabin placements so they didn't get the fierce sun going there or coming back.

    #64 Vilden - Yes! Blinded by the light was my ARFO suggestion & I totally agree.

    If no one has suggested it how about:

    TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS - PHIL OAKEY & GEORGIO MORODER.

    Just watching the horizontal rain in Horsforth.

  • Comment number 88.

    #87 Lady_s, I meant to comment on your post from this morning (from yesterday’s blog):

    “Just ridden my 14 miles in to work - very cold in West Yorkshire”

    ............ I had this image of you on a white horse for some reason. LOL

  • Comment number 89.

    #60 Haha! Yes, Harry that's me - and the nautical reference is relevant as well.

    #68 Glad you're feeling better, Zoe. And a visit to the hairdressers will make all the difference too, I'm sure.

    #74 and #79 Hi blackberry bob. You look strangely familiar... ;o)

    #85 TMI, Bingo... nice to see you over here though.

    Just listened to yesterday's confession. I did eat my lunch first, and it was just as well. Also just as well nobody else was in the office.

    ~X~

  • Comment number 90.

    Hi and welcome to the blog "blackberry bob"
    ;^)

  • Comment number 91.

    A few more tunes have occurred to me...

    'You're The Inspiration' by Chicago

    'Leader Of The Pack' by The Shangri-La's.

  • Comment number 92.

    I keep thinking of rather inappropriate puns for todays' theme -
    Y'know - the type that circulate via text messaging before the poor bloke's been laid to rest ...

  • Comment number 93.

    Afternoon everyone. I'm late today so just catching up on the posts so far.

    Glad you're feeling better Zoe. And glad your daughter is feeling better too Deebee.

    Simon, I know you're right -but I'm with Zoe - I do like my !!!!! so I will have to try harder. (I put two at the end of that sentance and erased them - so I really am trying.)

  • Comment number 94.

    What is this in the news regarding cut backs at the Beeb. Radio 2 spending less on their headline presenters? Does this mean wage cuts, or cuts in the range of services offerred by those presenters shows? No more shows in a field for Evans? No more Pop Master with K.B.? And should I be reading between the lines of this blog, what with the departure of Peta, and all?

    Worried, a bit, of Sheffield.

  • Comment number 95.

    Late again. And late again.

    YOU'RE UNBELIEVABLE - EMF

  • Comment number 96.

    #94 This gives a bit more detail http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15186116 I'm comforted by the 'Daytime programmes safeguarded' bit...

    ~X~

  • Comment number 97.

    Struggling a bit with this - so many good ones already.

    KEEP THE CUSTOMER SATISFIED - Paul Simon

  • Comment number 98.

    Test

  • Comment number 99.

    Thanks for the scarf Katymaty.

    Going to need it today, its chilly out there.

    MTF.xx

  • Comment number 100.

    Hat would go nicely to?

    Hee hee.

    MTF.xx

 

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