This week, David Eagle is back at his old home in Hartlepool. Limited equipment and temperamental technology means he has to resort to the unusual task of editing the Christmas Young’uns podcast on cassette tape. Included in this hissy, clunky Christmas podcast: The Young’uns attempt some Christmas covers; we present the world’s worst Christmas album; The Watersons meet the wombles; and we join the X9/X10 bus Xmas party for some carols.
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Here’s my second festive audio blog post, entitled the Geriatrics’ Christmas Panto. Download it here.
That’s all for this blog post, because my laptop seems to believe that updating 50 programmes at once is a more effective use of my computer’s resources than allowing me to type a basic word document. The computer is also threatening to restart in two minutes in order for the update process to complete successfully. Evidently these updates are so important that it can’t wait until the next time I choose to turn on my computer. I’m turning the damn thing off in five minutes anyway, so why can’t it just wait? Also, presumably one of the updates is a special feature for the winter season. My laptop is getting progressively hotter, and I’m starting to smell burning. The rest of my body might be freezing, but my groin is getting disconcertingly hot.
The Christmas Young’uns Podcast will be released on the 23rd. Goodness knows what it will sound like since I’ll be back in Hartlepool for Christmas and will therefore be away from my proper computer and so will have to edit it on this laptop. Baring in mind it’s currently struggling with a simple word document, goodness knows how it will cope with editing a podcast. The podcast will probably be a lot shorter than usual too because I may have to curtail the editing in order to save my groin from igniting.
Anyway, enough of all this groin talk. I’ll be back on the 23rd, if not before.
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Last weekend was the Manchester city/united derby. Towards the end of the dramatic game, a city fan broke on to the pitch, and another spectator threw a one pence coin on to the pitch which struck Rio Ferdinand in the face and left a cut above his eye,
On Monday’s BBC 5 Live breakfast programme, they were discussing the incident and some people were calling and texting in to say that players have to be held partly responsible for these incidents because they go up to the opposing fans and celebrate in front of them. They put this point to Danny Mills earlier in the programme who gave his opinion on the matter. Later they had former Manchester United player Paddy Crerand on the phone and they put the same point to him. His response was somewhat unorthodox and unexpectedly hostile towards the presenters.
Far be it for me to suggest that he was in anyway inebriated, but he was evidently very confused, angry and was slurring his words. Looking on his website, I notice that Paddy hasn’t actually posted anything since October last year, so who knows what’s going on in his personal life. Whatever the story is, the interview made for very funny listening, and I thought I’d share it with you.
A word of warning to parents: there are rumours that Paddy Crerand is this year’s Santa Claus in Manchester town centre. Keep your kids away!
I’ll be back next week with my second festive audio blog post and the Christmas Young’uns Podcast, providing I haven’t been hunted down by an enraged Paddy Crerand.
P.S. the spellchecker in Microsoft Word tries to change “Crerand” to “cretin”. No wonder he’s so angry if he has to put up with that kind of thing. How would you feel if you were constantly insulted by Microsoft? No wonder he’s turned to drink. Spare a thought for Paddy Crerand this Christmas.
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While the BBC, commercial terrestrial and sky TV channels have started advertising their Christmas schedules, David Eagle fans have not yet been illuminated on what to expect blogs and podcastswise over the festive period. Well allow me to address that gaping chasm in your lives right now.
We’ll have a Christmas Young’uns Podcast available in the next few weeks, and I’ll be posting at least two festive audio blogs before Christmas day. In fact, here is the first festive audio blog, which is my blog post from Christmas Eve last year. It’s called All I Want for Christmas is a Kick in The Balls. Find out why by downloading the podcast here.
You can subscribe to the audio blog podcast to receive new podcast episodes automatically here.
In other news: the Young’uns now has (or should that be have) a mailing list, so do your inbox a favour and subscribe to it. Visit the Young’uns website, enter your email address and click subscribe. Simples. Yes, that’s right, I wrote “simples”, because that’s what that meerkat says from that advert, hahahahahaha. I’m a comedy innovator.
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