Sunday, 29 March 2020

By Popular Demand - Grad 68 (Season 1, Episode 5) and The Wonderful World of Art

Art is a very complex subject. It can take years of study to grasp the intricacy of the subject. Luckily  I have read a wiki page all about the subject, well most of a wiki page....ok I a found a wiki page that said art on it. So now I am the UK's seminal authority on the subject. So here are all the facts that you need to know, that I have just made up, so that you will be as clued up as what I am.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

The Jackass-Cast - Season 2, Episode 1 - A Lovely Chat with Nancy Robertson

Here it is folks the start of an all new season of The Jackass-Cast.

This is an early release of the first episode, I didn't intend to release this until I had all the episodes recorded. However, these are strange times we are living in and, at time of writing, most of us are in lockdown, getting bored out of our minds. So to help out, here is something to listen to for an hour and change.

If you click on the picture below there is a link that will take you to a downloadable version of the episode. It is also available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and everywhere else you can get Podcasts!

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Enjoy!


Sunday, 8 March 2020

Howler Headlines - Newspaper Gaffs and Goofs!

Integrity. It is an important word, a valuable word, a word  I just learned to spell. Nowhere should this little word be more important than in the world of Journalism. Actually, it should also be important in a meeting discussing the structural needs of a Truss, Girdle or a pair of Spanx.

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Cooking with Gas (or Electric) - Apple Crumble

It's cookery time again folks! Today I am going to study the humble apple crumble as mentioned in Season 1 Episode 1 - Ruby Reborn.

We all know the old adage "Which came first, the Apple or the Tree"*. Well of course the answer is, of course, the Chili Cheese Dog.

The first food item mentioned in Corner Gas history is a Chili Cheese Dog. Brent Butt added the fact that Brent Leroy loved a Chili Dog to give him an excuse to eat the sausagey treat on set and obviously wanted them on the show straight out of the gate! However, I already gave you a killer recipe for one of those. Not, literally killer by the way, it might make you a bit gassy but you will see it through to the end of the day if you eat one.

Monday, 24 February 2020

**CONTEST NOW OVER** WIN A LOVELY CHAT WITH BRENT BUTT AND HELP A GREAT CAUSE



***25th FEBRUARY 2020 THIS - CONTEST IS NOW OVER***


is a very quick post.

Do fancy winning a one to one Skype chat with the one and only Brent Butt? Then you need to act very quickly. Time of writing there are only a few hours left to bid.

Please read the Facebook post below which has all the entry details.

BID BIG! WIN LARGE! HELP A FANTASTIC CAUSE

Click on the picture below it will take you to the post. The bidding has been extended but only for a few more hours! Act fast!!

Good Luck!


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Not A Lot Goin' On - Breaking News Special Report


Well it’s award season again. Time to get all spruced up with the dickie bow and spats ready for that long walk down the red carpet.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Not A Lot Goin' On - Corner Gas News - February 2020

We here in England are currently under siege by the weather! Last week we were battered by a storm featuring 80 miles per hour wind. I know some of you are in countries that operate a kilometres an hour system and may be a bit confused by how fast that is. Well a simple mathematical equation to convert MPH to KPH is as follows -

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Who Done It? - The Mystery of Tanner: The Truth Revealed - Part One

The Universe. Big innit! I had a quick measure up, according to my Swiss Army Laser Measure the Universe is at least six feet square from my current position. I can't get a more accurate reading because Mr. Legumes next door just put his new shed up and it gets in the way of a large portion of Universe that happens to be located next to my back garden. Anyways, point is, the Universe is pretty huge and I wouldn't like to have to lay carpet all over it, imagine the cost of the under lay!

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Leroy's Believe It Or Not! - Shirt Powers: Fact or Fiction!

Many people around the world have super powers. Not massive news I know, we have all seen those fascinating documentaries by the good folks down at Marvel Studios. However, a lot of these super folk don't like us to know that they have an ability like super strength or speed and disguise themselves so they can commit amazing feats of daring do in anonymity.

Here is a good example -


See how glasses can hide a secret identity so it's completely impossible to work out that Clark Kent is in fact Superman? We may never know Superman's real identity so impenetrable is Clark's disguise. Clark has even gone to the extreme of making himself black and white to ad a further layer of mystery and keep us all guessing. At weekends Clarke mixes things up a bit and paints himself sepia.

Some others, however, are quite happy to let us know that they have had abilities imbued upon them. One Brent Leroy, for example is particularly proud of his self proclaimed "Shirt Powers". Brent apparently has the uncanny ability to pick out an awesome shirt to wear that would have all the fashionistas drooling all over their Prada plus fours. 


However, does Brent really have powers that are otherwise unknown to the human race? Many others apparently, in their own mind, have a very similar super ability when it comes to their choice of clothes. Below are a few examples of garments someone, somewhere, looked at and said "Oh yes! That's the one for me!" And off they trot to the discotheque, happy in the knowledge that the dance floor will melt due to the severity of their hotness when in fact it will be the ear drums of the other patrons that will melt because the shirt they chose is louder than the P.A. system .

Sartorial elegance is a power that many people would kill for, Hank being one of them no doubt. Did you ever see someone in the street and feel the overwhelming urge to run over and give them money to buy a mirror?

Rickets still a terrible problem in Hollywood today

Some people have no idea that they should be locked away by the fashion police for crime against a persons retinas. For wearing corduroy without due care and attention. You have to be very careful wearing corduroy, if you move too quickly the friction caused will spark and set fore to your underpants. 

Rude!
One of my favourite stories of fashion hell unleashed without due care and attention comes from comedian Billy Connolly who relates a tale if the time he saw a chap wandering down the street wearing a Crimplene Safari Suit, with short sleeves, under which he wore.....a long sleeved shirt!! What on earth was he thinking! Well he obviously thought he looked the bees knees! Talking of bees...

What kind of bees give milk?

Now every Dog River denizen has their own unique look. There choice of day wear mostly mirroring the easy going life that swirls around the town like a prairie breeze through the Saskatchewan corn. Only Lacy brings big city elegance to the area.

(I promised myself I would never steal material (appropriate for this post) from The Corner Gas Episode Guides. In volume one you can find a whole section devoted to the look of each character in the show. This disclaimer also gets me out of writing reams more detail in this paragraph. Win win!)

When you want to infringe a copyright might as well infringe all of them at once

Clothing powers don't have to limited to the top half of the body either.

I guess it is possible Brent has shirt powers when you consider his own father, Oscar, has mystical pant powers. He can apparently find a perfectly good pair of discarded  pants by the side of the road with a drop if the hat, or a drop of the pants to be more accurate. 

There is a Howler headline that I never saw "Man drops pants at roadside"

Mystical Pant Powers is a great name for a prog rock band by the way. 

Do you suffer from thin knee? Help is available. Call 1-800-Plump-a-Knee now!
Worst case of hungry bum I ever did see!

What they lookin' at?

So, has Brent got super powers? I guess we will never know. However, on thing is for sure. Judging by the buttons on the left hand side of his shirt. Brent certainly has the power to rock a girly blouse. 


No it isn't

No it isn't either

Have you got any tales of sartorial mishaps? Let me know below in the comment section or contact me at any of the addresses on the contact page and I will use your story in a future post. 

Monday, 27 January 2020

Six Degrees of Dog River - 37 Teen : A Movie Review


Growing old is hard work. Especially when you have a medical condition like I do.  I am registered as maturity impaired. In my head I am still a teenager so I find it hard to understand that why when I sit down in, or get up from, a chair I find the need to make horrendously loud groaning noises. It takes the fun out of trying to watch Spongebob.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Not A Lot Goin' On - Corner Gas News - January 2020

What is the statute of limitations on saying happy new year to people? Here we are half way through January and I haven't wished you guys merry new ones. How rude! Is it too late to squeeze one in now?

Maybe there is no limit. I like the idea of sneaking up behind someone in a store whipping a Happy New Year on them whilst they are buying their Easter Eggs. It may be April but it's a new April, which falls in the time frame of a year. Should still count.

"Hey that's a cool witches outfit you got there this Halloween"
"Happy New Year!"
"I think Ian needs his medication again...."

Monday, 6 January 2020

By Popular Demand - Dog River Vice (Season 3, Episode 3) or A Love Letter to Ukraine

You know, watching the world of the internet expand, as it does at roughly three times the speed that your broadband can handle, you would imagine it to be an exciting place to set up shop. You would be right. Now, I know what you are thinking, with all my reader, I am probably talking about how exciting it is seeing all that sweet internet cash I hoover up in sponsorship and advertising. That I am about to wax lyrical about the time I was invited to a red carpet movie premiere and how I saw Madonna scarf up all the free popcorn, burp at some paparazzi and leave, getting married at least three times before she reached the exit. Well you would be wrong!