EPISODE 284 – Cool Runnings 2.0

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After seven years of this show, IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED.

THE question!

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[Wiping tears from eyes] Today we discuss:

Winter Olympics
Summer Olympics
Septuagenarian Olympics
Andrew Lloyd Webber vs classical music
Blenheim, Oxfordshire vs Blenheim, New Zealand
love vs drugs
Mo Farah vs Jamaican bobsleighers
car handles vs car wheels
men’s pants vs ladies’ pants
billowing shirts and billowing trousers
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah’s Ark film
Grand Theft Auto
Russell Crowe
balaclavas
Cinderella’s shoe
ice skating
FlashForward
‘Kiss from a Rose’
and
Lion-ardo DiCaprio.

Plus: you’ll be relieved Olly isn’t allowed to fly planes, that Helen isn’t likely to bring out a live stage production of One Born Every Minute, and that Martin the Sound Man isn’t allowed to spice up the Winter Olympics biathlon.

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See you in a fortnight!

Helen & Olly

AMT284 Child-Friendly Rating: 45%. Some swears. Some speculation about Seal’s drug references. Discussions of driving may prove tremendously boring for the under-10s.

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3 Responses to “EPISODE 284 – Cool Runnings 2.0”

  1. Kaiser Of Crisps (@KaiserOfCrisps) Says:

    Regarding the phrase ‘theatre of war’, there were, oddly enough, at least a couple of battles during the American Civil War that attracted civilian spectators.

    On land, the First Battle of Bull Run (aka the Battle of Manassas) was watched from a few miles away by spectators who brought picnics with them:
    http://www.civilwar.org/hallowed-ground-magazine/spring-2011/spectators-witness-history-at.html

    The world’s first battle between ironclads (armoured warships), the Battle of Hampton Roads, was watched by thousands of spectators on the shore:
    http://jhupressblog.com/2012/03/09/happy-150th-anniversary-battle-of-hampton-roads/

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there were other spectated battles but those are the only ones I know of.

  2. Porfer Poog Says:

    a couple of points to consider when driving in the US:

    – I think there might be one way (drop off) fees in a lot of places, even the UK and mainland Europe. One more thing in the US … a car rental company might driving into another state. I think usually you can avoid this by declaring where you want to go when you book the rental.

    – generally it will cost extra to rent at an airport. but it may be worth
    the convenience. I think that same can happen in Europe.

    – when we visited the UK, I bought the UK map for my GPS. it has a mode to remind you about driving on the other side of the road. it helped us a lot. but we still felt that it took two alert brains … my wife was driving, and I was monitoring the gps and roadsigns.

  3. SoRefined Says:

    “Is Mr. T the character, or is B. A. Baracus?” is THE Zen Koan of our times. One hand clapping all around to the AMT crew.

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