The long awaited episode 5 finally emerges and welcomes Ed Morgan (mo6020) to share a can of Red Stripe on the virtual sofa. We hold Ed to his bold promise that ‘TINAP is awesome and could only be improved by me appearing on the show’. Ed is forced to endure the standard ‘This Is Not A Podcast’ initiation ceremony of waiting for a full 75 minutes while Andy fails to configure his audio from a Cairo hotel room (again).
However, the show must go on and the ‘ABORT ABORT ABORT’ message broadcast on identi.ca is subsequently aborted with just seconds to spare. Which was nice.
Ed tries to make up for the fact he isn’t a Geordie by telling us he in possession of a stolen respirator unit from the British Army.
The gang attempt to spice up the show - mainly for r7’s benefit - with occasional hidden, oblique references to The Fall.
In tribute to our newly married Prince and Princess, we blast out a hearty rendition of the National Anthem (apart from the staunch Republican David) although, inevitably, his resolve weakened and he joined in.
The new, exciting ‘Errata’ section, detailing all our cock ups and mishtakes with fulsome apologies to all and sundry, lasts most of the show.
Ed gets his guitar out to introduce the legendary ‘Feedback’ section as we review Richard Fontana’s assorted and cryptic thoughts on the show.
Luke tries and fails to impersonate an ocean liner by blowing over a can of Kronenburg 1664.
Andy reviews the Royal Wedding street party and bemoans his defeat in the scooter racing to a four year old girl.
Luke spends 3 days scanning a BBC panoramic HD photo of Daily Mail readers thronging the mall and manages to locate an idiot proudly waving a stick minus his flag attachment.
Kjetil Hoiseth (hz) kindly offers his Mumble server and also spends 47 minutes playing the ever popular TINAP game - ‘Listen to Andy swearing a lot and failing to configure his audio (again)’.
Andy celebrates his 30,000th dent and bores everyone rigid by reading out assorted highlights from his first 10,000.
‘Innovation Watch’ is hugely impressed by James Robertson’s (jrobertson) recent attempts to remember 40 random numbers overnight and David senses a business opportunity here as a lastpass alternative.
We wonder whether Google’s Chromebook will appeal to Auntie Betty and Uncle Harry and whether a price of £349 is too much for Yorkshire people.
The inevitable Gnome 3/Unity discussion ensues and Ed impresses everyone with the fact that his Dad is a serial distro hopper.
Episode 5 - ‘Canny Bag O’Tudor’ (1h 10m 03s).
0:00 It’s a long story…
1:00 Press the eject button and stand well back
1:22 Welcome to Ed Morgan
2:49 Screaming baby alert
4:37 They shoot deserters don’t they?
5:34 Massive truncation of everything
6:27 The National Anthem
8:58 Sir George Michael of Hampstead Heath
11:08 The I Am Not Lefthanded fiasco
13:02 Something else we said we’d never ever do
14:00 Jon The Not So Nice Guy
15:04 Serial killers, beards and Germans
18:00 Disturbing feedback
20:50 When the boat comes in
22:50 Microsoft Skype
24:46 Listen to The Fall
28:08 Podcast Watch
31:20 Celebrity Watch
33:04 Alternative Vote
34:38 The Royal Wedding
37:19 This is episode 6
38:45 Waking up with a Haiku
40:35 Andy’s 30k dents
45:20 The Maxime Pelletier Slot
52:23 Unity and Gnome 3
1:01:13 Internet dating
1:03:28 RIP Seve and ‘Enery
1:05:23 Football roundup
1:06:26 Fog On The Tyne
Kate Middleton wastes no time in getting down to her royal duties.
ScaryDuck notes a worrying but undeniable correlation between bearded people and prolific serial killers.
If you’ve never heard of The Fall before, people tend to love them or hate them. This video, from a recent show in Paris, gives a flavour of lead singer’s Mark. E Smith’s unique singing style, the current lineup and the superlative wall of noise.
A couple of brave United fans display a ‘19’ banner at Anfield during ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.