Comments for en-gb 30 Tue 28 Jul 2015 22:14:38 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Zootmac Ref 73I believe that Robert De Niro's ansaphone goes "You talkin' to me?", but I have no information about his ringtone.Sorry. Sun 05 Jul 2009 13:26:42 GMT+1 Zootmac ref 73A Tribe of Toffs recorded "John Kettley... " in 1988. They were from Sunderland, unlike the Tribe of Toffees, who were from Liverpool. Sun 05 Jul 2009 13:23:40 GMT+1 ShineyHappyChappy Excellent read Chris and hilarious pictures of Daffyd & Hunny.If Newcastle wear their yellow deck chair strip even once this season, they should be automatically relegated to League Two for unsporting behaviour.Regarding John Kettley having John Kettley is a Weatherman as his ringtone, does anyone know who sang this tune please? I thought it may have been Half Man Half Biscuit but not entirely sure. Also does Robert De Niro have Bananarama's famous hit as his ringtone? Sat 04 Jul 2009 10:07:36 GMT+1 zougathefist Didn't know that the 'toon had taken their name literally and started signing muppets and wearing outfits that wouldn't look out of place in a Warner Bros cartoon.Still if everyone else is laughing at you .... Fri 03 Jul 2009 10:12:27 GMT+1 CypriotJohn Don`t know what is funniest...Toons kit or JT parent of the year! The kit reminds me of some sort of confectionery but cant think what, and JT must get his parenting skills from his dear old mum!! Mon 29 Jun 2009 12:40:25 GMT+1 TheNiceman Nice one. I thought you were funnier in Red Dwarf but crepe in Corro though.I want to wash those Spangles down with Cresta. Sun 28 Jun 2009 16:48:40 GMT+1 HoustonOwl4 I thought it was April 1 when I first saw the pictures of the shirts. Almost as good as the great spaghetti hoax Sun 28 Jun 2009 14:50:39 GMT+1 Zootmac But I could have raised it even more by correctly spelling "frivolous".Dammit. Sun 28 Jun 2009 14:24:18 GMT+1 Zootmac And, on a much less serious note,Ref 59 KrakpoolApparently, there are many male Polish surnames which end in "ska". This is particularly the case when the surname comes from a noun (such as a trade, or skill) ending in "ka".Not a lot of people know this, but the surname Zaluska can be traced back to 1410, in the Karpie region of Poland.And, in 1982, there were 3582 Poles called Laska - a half of whom were male.Too many comments on this blog are frivalous and lightweight. I feel that you and I have considerably raised the tone with this dialogue. But we won't be appreciated. Sun 28 Jun 2009 14:22:32 GMT+1 Zootmac Is it true that the Williams girls wore different dresses in last year's final so that Motty could tell which one was serving? Sun 28 Jun 2009 13:40:48 GMT+1 Riggadon @ 64Martina Haggis (heheheh) Sun 28 Jun 2009 12:27:58 GMT+1 markebradshaw Andy Murray was doing his best to lose his moody tag by turning up for practice wearing a cricket helmet and Twittering about snack names for tennis players. Prawn Borg, Egg Rusedski and Lleyton Chewit were among my favourites (incidentally Lleyton backwards is, curiously, 'Not yell') but Boris Double-decker might need a bit more work. I'll throw one in for the older viewers - Chilli Nastase anyone?How about Ivan Lentil?or Jelly Bean King? Sun 28 Jun 2009 09:39:09 GMT+1 The Duke Must be a slow week at the office for a lot of papers (and this blog) to write so much on an away kit. Sun 28 Jun 2009 09:26:31 GMT+1 WesSport OXO have just announced a new product.It has black and white stripes.It's called the Laughing Stock Sun 28 Jun 2009 09:25:24 GMT+1 Zootmac Ref 60Putting on my anorak for a moment...Spangles Old English went put of production in the early 1980s, along with the rest of the Spangles range. An attempt to relaunch fruit Spangles, in 1995, was unsuccessful. No attempt has ever been made to relaunch Old English.I actually tried to track down a packet of Old English, on ebay, to send to young Charles, and allow him a Proustian Madeleine moment. He makes me laugh, so I thought it was worth the effort.No success, I'm afraid. Anyway, there would have been no sell-by date on the packet, and it would probably have killed him. Sun 28 Jun 2009 09:09:08 GMT+1 Krakpool Zootmac and Chris Charles YES. Mention of Old English Spangles does bring back memories.Whatever happened to them? Sat 27 Jun 2009 22:24:58 GMT+1 Krakpool I am a bit bemused about Celtic's new Polish goalie, Lukasz Zaluska. IS HE A GIRL? Sorry, but I can't help it. The ending ---ska is reserved for the female members of a family whose menfolk's surnames end in ---ski like Lukasz Fabianski of Arsenal Sat 27 Jun 2009 22:19:44 GMT+1 Wot Kuyt 'e did On jerseys, I just ordered a retro 1950 Mayo All-Ireland GAA jersey. Didn't know they still existed. Look at that collar! Really chuffed. Sat 27 Jun 2009 22:13:22 GMT+1 Wot Kuyt 'e did Hahaha- Ok, I'm a bit slow, but I just got that pic! Haha still laughing (The slow ones are the best!)Hahahaha Sat 27 Jun 2009 22:00:49 GMT+1 Ruaraidh Gillies The Geordie fanzine editor who said "There's certainly no chance of getting lost in the snow when we play Barnsley in December," is forgetting one minor detail - Barnsley's kit is red, so Newcastle will be wearing black-and-white stripes as usual.Incidentally, why do Newcastle invariably choose an away kit which clashes with either black or white? You put that yellow shirt next to a all-white one and it'll be just as hard to distinguish between the teams! Sat 27 Jun 2009 19:58:52 GMT+1 RFCFirstto50 Good read first of all The same zaluska who before the last game of the SPL season said he couldnt wait to stop Rangers winning the title and become a Celtic hero, before joining them. Some hero he turned out to be!! Celtic's employees don't even know who he is! HAHA Sat 27 Jun 2009 17:52:49 GMT+1 Multisitio Well guys, it may look like a deckchair cover but it's come a season too late. Owen and co seemingly spent LAST season sitting in a deckchair!!!At least add green shorts and then we will be back with our 1970s traditions. Sat 27 Jun 2009 16:15:57 GMT+1 The_Toonster Haven't we suffered enough? Do us Newcastle fans really need you kicking us while we're down too? Less of the overused jokes please. If it was more original I'd be laughing too. But the same tired old jokes again and again, and now the mods on 606 aren't bothering anymore and the Newcastle forum is being flooded with abuse and repeated jokes from rival fans. I really feel like just leaving 606 and returning to only pub banter if things don't improve. Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:58:58 GMT+1 SaintJack That's actually a good kit for Newcastle, dunno what the fuss is about. They're usually dark murky colours with loads of bits of weird trim. Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:12:53 GMT+1 U14046889 Us county fans may no longer have a kit, but if Newcastle don't want the away kit, we will have it, as next season we will probably need all the help we can get. Nothing like putting off the opposition.....[Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:06:04 GMT+1 gringo Loco "Earlier today I saw a Newcastle season-ticket nailed to a tree. I thought 'I'm having that!' 'cos you can never have enough nails, can you?"Did Robbo write that for you???If the Toon hadn't sacked Sam or sold the goalie, they'd still be in the premier league. Sat 27 Jun 2009 12:58:23 GMT+1 MonkeyNutz133 Personally I think the newcastle kit is very appropriate, the players deserve a yellow streak down the back after last seasons efforts. Sat 27 Jun 2009 11:52:11 GMT+1 NickReadingLiverpool Newcastle have just got relegated, and now they've got to wear that kit...serves you right :D Sat 27 Jun 2009 11:44:25 GMT+1 arundini Surely there must be a better candidate for Dad of the year ?! JT parking his Bentley in a disabled space - great example ! Sat 27 Jun 2009 11:01:17 GMT+1 liverpoolrulesyeah the yellow and white reminds me of custard and ice cream. Ugh! Sat 27 Jun 2009 10:21:57 GMT+1 tooncastle I won't lie, I absolutely love our Newcastle away strip. Away strips are always so ridiculously insipid and mondane, why not have a change? Anyone who is offended by its garish nature is taking themselves too seriously. I'll be the first to buy it. And while it may be a bit of a joke, at least it's not red and white, that would be a complete laugh. Sat 27 Jun 2009 09:58:59 GMT+1 Rovers Return - HKR AWAY DAYS This article had me in stitches right from the off. Charlie, this is one of the best reviews I've ready and your previous stuff has been really good. 'When the kit hits the fan' love it.Always great to see Rugby League get a mention, even if it is in passing. Great Paul Scholes gag, thumbs up. Well work my TV licence fee. (Do I heck pay TV licence, and am I heck reading this on a TV) ha! Sat 27 Jun 2009 07:58:37 GMT+1 frankfromyork I take it that the 2 pictures are of the latest Newcastle signings. The honey monster looks like the ideal striker but I think the Gazza look alike (Matt Lucas) needs to cut down on the pies and Mars bars before the season starts Sat 27 Jun 2009 07:04:29 GMT+1 Bladesman Of course I forgot the obvious one when you compare it to a deckchair..........They both fold up easily - or is that the players? Sat 27 Jun 2009 06:58:37 GMT+1 Bladesman Sat 27 Jun 2009 06:56:52 GMT+1 Bladesman It was interesting to read the comment about the similarity of the new 'toon shirt' - or 'shirtoon' as I prefer to think of it - and a Blackpool deck chair and I certainly agree that it may indeed have been styled on this. There are after all a number of similarities giving common ground to the two items. They both look their best in warm weather - or is that the players? They're both expensive and aren't useful for long - or is that the players? Neither are much use when it rains - or is that the players? They're no use at all in the winter and the good ones are put into storage - or is that the players? You line them up at weekends and although popular for a few hours it's not a comfortable experience for anyone - or is that the players?There are other similarities which you may suggest but at the end of it all - Will they go down well?Another popular theory being mooted in my local is that they're actually a promotion for next season (and probably the only one) and it's going to be a little like recent films at the cinema. Simply, it's a gimmick and you're overcharged when you attend but are given some cheap 3D style glasses to view the game and these glasses make the players look as if they're taking part in an 'action-packed' performance etc etc.Another theory is that Ashley was totally p....d when he designed them - but who'd believe that of such a sartorially elegant guy like him! Sat 27 Jun 2009 04:39:47 GMT+1 Teiam - problem solved Liverpool sign Bent, classic, I bet there are a few people wondering what it's all about. As for the United strip, I love it! A few fans moaned it was too American, for a start, Mexico had a similar kit 2 years back and also, it's supposed to be a modern replica of a kit we had a 100 years ago! Sat 27 Jun 2009 02:13:42 GMT+1 MulvanyStrasse The yellow strip reminds me of Borussia Dortmund (BVB), very sad considering Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is twinned with Gelsenkirchen, home of Schalke 04. Fri 26 Jun 2009 23:09:10 GMT+1 Sam_Red_Galactico This post has been Removed Fri 26 Jun 2009 22:40:01 GMT+1 Sam_Red_Galactico This post has been Removed Fri 26 Jun 2009 22:26:10 GMT+1 RedWhiteandermblue Newcastle should be saluted for adjusting so gracefully to life in the fizzy pop league. Though to me it just screams "creamsicle." They're going to bounce right back up with this, you realize. The other teams will never be able to stop laughing. Fri 26 Jun 2009 21:13:20 GMT+1 LincsKopite Love the Newcastle ticket and nail joke- lmao!!!!!!!!!The Newcastle away strip does look kinda..................... different. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm................... Fri 26 Jun 2009 20:26:58 GMT+1 sparkly79 The custard cream reference made me chuckle and as for "Toongerines" that had me laughing out loud! Liverpool sign bent - if only they (or anyone else) would!!! Fri 26 Jun 2009 20:14:53 GMT+1 the-deluded-granny-magnet Ah well, if you have another 'slow news week' Chris, just google 'Newcastle United' and you'll find enough material to keep you going for the rest of your, erm, career, or it's P45 time for you!! Apparently, people with a christian surname make good van/delivery drivers;) Fri 26 Jun 2009 19:42:20 GMT+1 Simon Mahon i reckon i wud rather hav rusty nails hammered into my never regions than wear that newcastle shirtgreat blog as ever Fri 26 Jun 2009 19:15:51 GMT+1 andrewtheboom Some great stuff on here Chris.Liverpool sign Bent - genius. Fri 26 Jun 2009 19:06:28 GMT+1 gopherboy Talking of spangles has anyone seen they've changed Sherbet Fountains? They are now in a plastic container and the liquorice isn't hollow! Kind of defeating the fountain bit of the name :(On a football note I quite like the design of the new Man Utd kit - isn't it based on an old kit they had in the 50s or something? Fri 26 Jun 2009 19:01:51 GMT+1 offertonhatter Us county fans may no longer have a kit, but if Newcastle don't want the away kit, we will have it, as next season we will probably need all the help we can get. Nothing like putting off the opposition.....Now if we can find the truly awful red zigzag number as well, that could mean 30 points instantly lol. Great blog by the way. Fri 26 Jun 2009 18:32:25 GMT+1 blazevxi To be fair to newcastle (of what dignity they have left from this season) Hull's kits from the early-mid 90s were really bad.Looks like they just nicked a carpet and put it on the shirt. Fri 26 Jun 2009 17:54:11 GMT+1 bu11etm4gnet This post has been Removed Fri 26 Jun 2009 17:46:19 GMT+1 CockneyCov Just to tie in the blog and comments - the mention of Spangles made me all nostalgic for those sweets of my childhood - then it came to me what the new Newcastle kit reminds me of - FLYING SAUCERS !! - the colours are just the same (so bright they hurt your eyes)Who could forget the fizz on the tongue followed by the heady rush as it hit your brain (the flying saucers - not Newcastle)- forget class A drugs just hit the saucers ( guess there-in lies the difference - flying saucers a delightful heady rush of joy leaving you wanting more and the other a Newcastle player !! Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:58:53 GMT+1 Cantanker Newcastle have more pressing issues with avoiding relegation to worry about this year. Besides if they were that nostalgic they might have put more effort in staying up last season. Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:50:46 GMT+1 TrotterUSA This Newcastle kit appears to have been cut from the old Giorgio Beverly Hills Boutique canopy on Rodeo Drive in LA (very expensive and now out of business). Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:44:23 GMT+1 couch_potato_peeler Great blog as always Chris, made me smile on a wet afternoon.That Geordie kit might be a bit of a problem when they play Hull or Wolves next season. Oh hang on..... Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:10:05 GMT+1 Zootmac LiverpoolsignBentCan't see how it helps, myself. Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:09:05 GMT+1 kuba_manunited121 I didn't get that "Liverpool sign Bent" until realising its actually bent.A side-on view would help :P Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:55:02 GMT+1 Zootmac Just looked at the Gattuso video. Very educational. I can now say "Best tackle we've seen all night" in Egyptian. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:41:47 GMT+1 RedBlueArmy92 point taken... comment withdrawn, apology offered, humble pie eaten....though to be honest i'm impressed that the lad went to buy the top by himself, and that he's so devoted to the club, he wanted thier newest signing on the jersey! If he has heard of scrabble, i bet he's dead good! Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:32:51 GMT+1 Gianfranco_Cando Chris, glad i could oblige, Viz letters is what i was aiming for!!Keep up the good work son! Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:30:35 GMT+1 Chris Charles Talking of lazy - I neglected to add on the vids at the bottom, which are now in place. Oops. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:29:18 GMT+1 Gianfranco_Cando I think you'll find the Scrabble bit is outside the quotation marks which means the 6 year old didn't say it - if he had i'd have been impressed that a 6 year old had even heard of Scrabble... Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:28:14 GMT+1 Chris Charles 10. Gianfranco_Cando: Yes, you've got me bang to rights there guv - it's lazy journalism at best and I was waiting for the first Viz letters page-style rebuke about bending the rules of Scrabble. Of course I knew that, I was just being, well, lazy. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:27:27 GMT+1 RedBlueArmy92 10: You are right... you're not allowed names in scrabble... but it was a six year old boy being quoted, not Chris's comment... And come on man, he's only six.. cut him some slack. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:22:30 GMT+1 RedBlueArmy92 9:The liverpool sign in the picture is bent, but also thier is a player called Bent (Darren) and when a player joins a club he signs a contract... This is called signing... So when you hear or read "Liverpool sign bent", a football fan might think "oh my, what a shock signing didn't see that coming" but then looking at the picture they would see a liverpool sign, which is bent... Its very funny stuff... Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:20:27 GMT+1 yoponz Hey Chris loved the blog (as always)! Certainly brightens up the Friday afternoon (and Wimbledon most certainly DOESN'T)Keep up the good work! Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:18:55 GMT+1 Gianfranco_Cando Why is it BBC journalists always say "but it will come in quite handy next time I play Scrabble" every time an Eastern European with a Z in his name is mentioned? Not only is it lazy and boring, but according to the rules of Scrabble you wouldn't get any points for it because people's names aren't allowed... Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:12:44 GMT+1 iMike_The_Blue I don't get the Liverpool sign Bent picture, anyone want to help?Fantastic blog Chris, I always look out for this one! Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:12:43 GMT+1 Zootmac That should be one K and one Z, of course.I'll get me 'at. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:12:17 GMT+1 Zootmac Apparently the ManU chevron is designed to deceive opposition defences by making Barbatov appear to be moving.Lukasz Zaluska CAN be made in Scrabble, but only in the English addition, and by using both blank tiles. There's only one K and one L, you see.I'm having a quiet afternoon. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:10:56 GMT+1 Chris Charles 4. Stand Up And Be County'd: Fair enough - I've amended the copy accordingly. And all the best for next season. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:03:22 GMT+1 RedBlueArmy92 1 and 2, i just googled Olde English Spangles... they sound confusing, liquorishy/aniseedy and also i have read of a butterscotchness (that may not be a word? but it should be) i feel like a tiny part of my life has been robbed by never having had them... Oh and chris good read as ever mate! The "Liverpool sign Bent" pic is quality... Zootmac, if you do get them shillings off robbo for me it would be appreciated... never trust a boro man! Fri 26 Jun 2009 14:51:15 GMT+1 Stand Up And Be County'd Can I advise that Stockport County have NOT auctioned off their kit to pay bills. It's an annual event by the kit man to auction off OLD kit, OK, Diadora may have still to recieve their bill off us, but as the 2007-09 kit has now officially expired, there is nothing to stop us playing in that kit. Fri 26 Jun 2009 14:45:31 GMT+1 WeshleyCoOL what pal? Fri 26 Jun 2009 14:43:44 GMT+1 Chris Charles 1. Zootmac: We'll have to agree to disagree on that one - I was a massive fan of the Olde English Spangles and have a sudden craving for a packet right now. Fri 26 Jun 2009 14:42:00 GMT+1 Zootmac I seem to recollect that there was a Spangles Olde English that looked like this. The taste was revolting.Some things don't change Fri 26 Jun 2009 14:34:25 GMT+1