Fish in sandals. Plus, tea picked by virgins, hog curling, a tax on lady gardens and a squatty, potty stool.
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Fish in sandals. Plus, tea picked by virgins, hog curling, a tax on lady gardens and a squatty, potty stool.
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Welcome to Show 20 of Disneybrit Bitesize.
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Apps, Logan & Mr. Piper bumble their way through another episode of The Dimp Digital Podcast. Logan gives his thoughts on how co-op gaming is seeping into game design. The lads dissect all of the information from EA in the last few weeks, including TitanFall 2 release date, BattleFront DLC and their absence from E3 in 2016. BBC’s “The Beautiful Gamers” gets a mention as does Nintendo’s sales and profit performance.
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Breaking kettle news: our phone controlled kettle has mysteriously disconnected itself from our wireless network, for some reason choosing instead to connect itself to the free public BT wireless network. Perhaps all the Internet enabled kettles and other such domestic appliances have also connected to the one public network in order to virtually meet and discuss their plans to overthrow their human owners. Is this the first stage in their evil plan? Fortunately we got wise to our kettle's ways pretty swiftly, and reconnected it to our home network. But other households in our street, who may not drink tea as frequently as we do, might still be none-the-wiser , and are still allowing their kettles to run amuck, conversing with each other over the public network.
I thought about knocking on doors and explaining the situation to my neighbours, but my housemate's are sceptical about my theory of machine-based world domination, and so thought that I should forgo that idea. Then I remembered that I have a much larger audience on the Internet, and that I could therefore reach even more people through blogging about it, and so I urge you to check any kettles or other Internet controlled domestic appliances that you might have to make sure that they haven't gone rogue and connected to a public network.
I took the opportunity yesterday to test the effectiveness of the music for cats that I found on Spotify. I was curious to see if it could alleviate the sickness and diarrhoea that our neighbour's cats contracted which conveniently timed itself for when our neighbours went on holiday, leaving us to care for their poohing pets.
After reading yesterday's Dollop, Jools got in touch with some medical advice about what to give cats with diarrhoea, in terms of food and water. However, I am more of anew age kind of guy, and I have therefore chosen to ignore this advice and go down the alternative healing route.
I consulted the many tracks of music for cats on Spotify, and created my own bespoke playlist based on what I thought the cats might most need. Thinking that the cat's sickness might be caused by the fact that their owners had left them for a few days, I started the playlist with a classic track from Cats 101 (music for cats to calm, relax and help cure separation anxiety), a track entitled Separation Anxiety Begone. I then followed that with a track called Calming Cures, which seemed like a good choice for a sick cat. I hope I'm not blinding you with science here. I deliberately skipped past certain tracks, such as I'm So Glad You're Home, as I thought that this might remind the cats about the fact that their owners weren't here and refuel their separation anxiety issues. So as you can tell, a lot of thought and care went into this.
I also threw in a few hits for the cats too, including Sting's Fields Of Gold, and Let It Be by the Beatles. Obviously not the real versions, but versions that have been specially arranged and recorded with cats in mind, from the album Relaxing Pop Songs For Pets (Soothing Popular Songs for Dogs, Cats, and Bird Music To Relax, Calm And Keep Company). Presumably the actual versions of these songs don't really do it for cats, dogs and birds, but then a crack team of medical scientists, pet psychologists and music therapists worked together to produce versions of these songs that are friendly for cats, dogs and birds. I might get in contact with this team of experts and see if they are interested in working with The Young'uns to create cat, dog and bird friendly versions of our albums.
Miraculously, the cats are cured. Well, I say miraculously, obviously there is no such thing as miracles, and to believe in such nonsense would be stupid. It was obviously the carefully constructed playlist of scientifically tested cat friendly music that healed the cats. So, as I'm sure you'll agree, I’ve conclusively proved the scientific validity of this alternative healing method, and those clueless “rational” sceptics in the mainstream veterinary world will have to wake up and realise the efficacy of healing cats purely by specially designed music.
If my musical experiment didn't work, my next course of action was going to be to take the cats to a cat psychologist to ascertain the route cause of the problem, which might have been due to some childhood trauma. Cats presumably experience a much greater level of trauma than other animals, including humans, due to the fact that they have nine lives and so therefore experience actual death-inducing events which we couldn’t experience, as we’d simply die. So imagine the amount of trauma a cat must face.
I was also considering taking them to a cat psychic. I wasn't really bothered about it being a genuine cat psychic; I just thought that if I could take them to someone who could maybe tell them some reassuring things, like they were going to catch lots of delicious birds and mice and enjoy a life full of lovely strokes, then maybe that would give them some comfort and stop their anxiety. I could probably easily furnish the psychic with enough information about the cats so that the cats will be convinced that the psychic is real. I could, for instance, tell the psychic what cat food they eat, where they live and who they live with, that their owners have left them for a few days and that they've been sick. Surely this would be enough information to wow a cat. Perhaps the psychic could do a paw reading and then just drop the information in that way, as if the psychic was getting it all from the lines in the cats' paws.
“I see ou're quite a curious creature, aren't you? I'd watch out for that, it might end up costing you one of your lives. Just a word of advice from a professional qualified cat psychic.”
Or I could take them to see a cat medium. Again, how difficult can it be for a cat medium to dupe a cat into believing that it's actually talking to a dead relative.
“OK, I'm getting something. Hang on. Yes. It's a cat. I'm getting a cat. It looks quite like you. I think it must be a dead relative. Hang on. They're saying something. What's that? Come closer. What's that you're saying to me? Oh yes, I hear you. Yes, I'll pass the message on for you. I've been asked to tell you … meow. Does that mean anything to you? Meow? That's what I'm getting.”
Out of curiosity, I Googled “cat psychic”, and found the website of so-called celebrity animal communicator Jackie Weaver. I don't know whether that means she only communicates with famous animals, not willing to bother wasting her time with any common animals who haven't been on a TV advert or film. Or perhaps it's suggesting that she's the celebrity, but having never heard of her before so I can't verify this.
The first line on her website to describe what she does is a sentence intended to put people's minds at ease, and convince them that there is nothing weird about what she does. I would argue though that she hasn't at all managed this, as her opening line is: “There is nothing weird or spooky about animal communication – it's as simple as me having a chat with your animal.” That's sort of the bit that people find weird Jackie. You can't use the very thing that people find weird as your argument to justify why it isn't weird.
“What are you doing David?”
“Oh nothing really Elsa, I'm communicating with the teapot.”
“OK, that's a bit weird.”
“Well, not really. You see, there is nothing weird or spooky about Teapot communication, it's as simple as me having a chat with a teapot. I hope that's helped put your mind at ease.”
If I could communicate with a tea pot, then I'd ask it to keep an eye on the kettle for me, and alert me whenever it went rogue and disconnected itself from our network. Still, just as ghosts may well exist, perhaps animal communication is a genuine thing too. Obviously, I have now proven conclusively the validity of specially designed cat curing music. You cannot deny it. After all, the proof is in the poohing.
This week Robert speaks to Rob Kosberg, founder of Best Seller Publishing, the definitive leader in authority marketing and business growth strategies using a best selling book. Rob is recognised for his expertise in helping others to get published with their own best selling books.
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I've written in a previous Dollop how a fairly innocuous blog post of mine has become the most popular that I've ever written, simply because people stumble across it while searching for “Mongol sex.” I won't go over the reasons why I come up in Google's search results for that phrase; if you're interested you can read about it here. Today, while looking at my website stats, I discovered that yesterday someone found my website by searching for “young Hungarian fat gay boy.”
I really wish I hadn't, but for the purposes of research I typed “young Hungarian fat gay boy” into Google and skim read the results in order to see how many results you'd have to go through before you reached my website. I got to result 200 before I gave up, feeling rather unnerved. So goodness knows how many results this person had to wade through before they came to my website. I like the idea that someone was absorbed in a fifteen hour niche porn marathon, and then they stumbled across my search result, which was Dollop 26, entitled Dyslexic Gay Hungarian Plumber. I'd like to imagine, despite the lack of pornographic content, they became drawn into my story about attending a focus group at my housemate Elsa's place of work, which was what that paritcular Dollopswas all about.
“I was really enjoying watching hours of young fat Hungarian gay porn, but now I've lost my appetite for that, and am really loving reading about the life of this folk singer from the UK. Oo, I've just noticed he's written a blog about his kettle. I must give that a read. I'll just pop my clothes back on first.”
Elsa has been asked by our next-door neighbour if she'll look after her two cats for the next few days while she's away. Elsa was delighted by this, looking forward to spending some quality time with a couple of cute animals, by which I mean the cats, not me and Ben. However, our next-door neighbour's departure seems to have coincided with the cats getting diarrhoea, and so Elsa has been spending her day cleaning up watery cat faeces. The cats are also being very surly and unsociable, so this hasn't turned out to be the treat that she was hoping it would be.
I wonder whether this was deliberate on the part of our next-door neighbour. Perhaps she's being getting annoyed with us for playing music too loudly, and rather than dealing with it in a conventional manner, has decided to punish us by going away for five days, entrusting the cats to us which she deliberately fed with diarrhoea-inducing food.
If anyone has any tips about how to cure cat diarrhoea then please get in touch.
Last Sunday was my housemate Ben's birthday, and I mentioned in Sunday's Dollop that there are hundreds of results that come up in Spotify for the search term “happy birthday Benjamin.” The amount of tracks that Spotify has is crazy, and the types of tracks it has is even more crazy. For instance, if you type “music for cats” into Spotify, hundreds of results will come up. This is music that is apparently meant to appeal to cats and make them feel relaxed.
You'd have maybe thought that one album designed for cats would be enough, but there are loads of them, including: Cats 101 (music for cats to calm, relax and help cure separation anxiety). Cat Dreams (relaxing music for cats and cat lovers) vol 1. So this presumably is music designed for cats and cat lovers to enjoy together. Light a few candles, and unwind with your cat while listening to this album designed especially for crazy people and the cats of crazy people.
Calming Music For cats (reduce anxiety during, fireworks, sickness, pregnancy and grooming). Then of course there's Cat Dreams (relaxing music for cats and cat lovers) vol 2, suggesting that there's enough crazy people who bought volume one to justify another volume.
Music For Cats (Extra Long Kitten Edition). I don't know whether this is an extended edition of the album or whether it's music designed for extra long kittens. Perhaps it comes with a disclaimer: “warning, not suitable for kittens under 120 centre metres in length. Keep away from cat lovers under 100 centimetres in height, as it could cause negative side effects.”
There's also Organic Relaxation Music For Cats And dogs, vol 6. This is presumably for those people who are worried about the effects of artificially modified cat relaxation music, although it's interesting that they've lumped cats and dogs together, assuming that they'd like the same kind of music, which is a highly controversial opinion in the pet relaxation music community. Plus there's also a lot of debate about whether organic pet relaxation music is actually any better for your cat than ordinary pet relaxation music, or is it just a con to charge crazy pet owners more money for essentially nothing? This is an argument that has raged for years and isn't going to be solved any time soon. Still, as contentious as this album is, they have managed to release six volumes of the stuff, suggesting that there are enough crazy pet owners to warrant churning them out.
Perhaps we should try some of this music on Nigel and Molly, the two diarrhoea-ridden cats under our current care. I might try the relaxing music album designed for sick cats, or maybe I should take a more psychological approach with this, as their illness might be down to missing their owner, in which case Relaxing Cat Music To Help Cure Separation Anxiety might be the best solution. I'll update you tomorrow. It's nice to have something to look forward to isn't it?
Welcome to the first in a series of shows discussing varies Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame 2016 candidates.
Each show will be between 30-60 minutes in length discussing the merits of a candidate with someone who would vote for that candidate.
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This episode we're kindly joined by Cagesideseats.com writer Keith Harris (@glasgowkjh) to discuss the candidacy of Mistico/Sin Cara/Myzteziz/Carístico.
This is a fun episode as we go through the Gordy list to actually see if Mistico is deserving of going in to the WONHOF. Keith has some great points during this show, and is definitely worth a listen if you want to learn more about the candidacy of the much maligned in regent times candidate.
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This week on The Bugcast: even more legendary departures, a real world reaction to a fictional drama, and our usual eclectic mix of 8 amazing Creative Commons tracks!
BBC News: Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies
BBC News: Matt LeBlanc ‘amazed' by Top Gear reaction
BBC News: Obituary: Sir Terry Wogan
JustGiving: The Helen Titchener (nee Archer) Rescue Fund – for Refuge
Telegraph: White Zimbabwean farmer frogmarched from farm after claim by British doctor
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Dust, an episode of The Twilight Zone that rarely tops "best of" lists turns out to have a most unusual history, a history that goes beyond its Twilight Zone appearance. In this feature length episode Tom tells The Story of Dust.