Archive for September, 2015

Suckers!

30Sep15

Money collected in tax should not be used to pay for pacifiers for idiots! The first official review into the health impact of e-cigarettes concluded that they should be provided on the NHS. The report says that smoking e-cigarettes is 95 per cent safer than smoking tobacco. You know what is 100% safer than smoking […]


Radio in the UK has become very safe. This week I came across a video from the first British radio station I worked for. In February 1997, I moved back to the UK from Australia to present the Breakfast show on 2CRFM in Dorset. We did some crazy things on that show; naked skiing, a […]


Amy shares BIG dating news! I talk about my half naked workmates and when I flew on the Last of The Summer Airline. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on […]


What have the health watchdog, NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) got against doctors? NICE claim that GPs are over-prescribing antibiotics and as a result we’re facing an “antibiotic apocalypse“, where long-forgotten infections could kill again, due to rising numbers of bugs that are now resistant. That sounds scary but it’s not […]


If you listen to Beatles singles, you’ll notice how clever their producer, George Martin, was at grabbing the listener’s attention at the very beginning. ‘The Beatles 1’, is getting the deluxe reissue treatment this autumn. It contains all 27 number one hit singles. All of the songs start with something designed to grab your attention. […]


Volkswagen haven’t done anything wrong. I feel sorry for their former chief executive Martin Winterkorn, who resigned over the emissions cheating scandal. All new vehicles must pass emissions tests before going on sale to the public. This involves parking the car on a rolling road and running its engine in a series of ways. The […]


On our recent staff trip to Spain, the boss of BOB fm shared one of the best radio stories I’ve ever heard. His name is Brett Harley. Many years ago he worked on the air at Radio Hallam in Sheffield. One day he paid for petrol with his credit card. The shop assistant looked at […]


The boss of BOB has flown the staff out here to his villa in Spain as a treat. I don’t eat meat, (just fish) don’t drink, don’t like eating outdoors and don’t hang out with people from work. I wasn’t looking forward to last night’s barbecue. I’ve been out of my comfort zone since we […]


I can’t remember the last time I went out and stayed out past midnight.


I’m sick, I never get sick, especially when I’m on holiday. The boss has flown the staff out to his villa in Spain. Last night, while everyone else went out to a restaurant, I spent a quiet evening throwing up at the villa. Everything is the wrong way around on this trip. People who are […]


I feel like I’m in a bizzaro world. Everything I know is the wrong way round right now. I don’t do ‘sitting in the sun’ type holidays but right now, I’m sitting by the side of a swimming pool in southern Spain. The sun is shining and the temperature is over 30 degrees Celsius. Our […]


Enviro-Mental!

18Sep15

The British government and their friends, the large supermarkets, are encouraging the destruction of the planet and are charging YOU for the privilege. There’s now a 5p charge on supermarket plastic bags. A penny of that goes straight to the government as VAT. They say the policy will reduce litter, waste and protect wildlife. They […]


Shemail.

17Sep15

When your wife reads your emails you sometimes have some explaining to do. Julie reads all of my email. She has the passwords to my personal and work accounts. I don’t mind, I’ve got nothing to hide. I’m sat here at my desk in the BOB fm office and everyone is excited about the weekend. […]


“Doing the same thing over & over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity”. That quote, or variations of it, is widely attributed to Albert Einstein. I don’t know if he said it or not, all I know is that whoever is making managerial decisions at Liverpool Football Club doesn’t agree with […]


The normal rules of business don’t apply to Britain’s train operators. I found out yesterday that neither do the rules of Einsteinian physics. For the first time in my life, I was a commuter. I attended a radio conference in London that ran from 8:30 till 5:30. That meant that I had to keep normal […]


New Zealand is a very special place and Kiwis are a unique group of people. We met some very important New Zealanders in London yesterday. The Rugby World Cup is only days away! As Julie & I met and got married in New Zealand (I even took out citizenship), we’re going to be supporting the […]


In London yesterday, tens of thousands of people marched towards the prime ministerial residence in Downing Street, calling for the UK government to do more to help with the current migrant crisis. Europe is struggling to cope with an enormous influx of people, mostly from Syria, who are fleeing violence and poverty in their own […]


I’ve been having a lot of fun on BOB fm lately. In case you missed any of it, here’s a recap which includes: Why selfies are dangerous. One Direction’s marketing mistake. The dad who taught his kid to lie. The naked contestant. Electronic mutiny. Our Nazi Queen. Your embarrassing photos. The smell of fake leather. […]


I almost asked my in-laws to watch soft porn. Julie’s parents live in New Zealand. When we speak to them on the phone they always mention British TV shows that they get on the telly over there. I know when they watch anything that’s filmed in England they try to imagine what it must be like […]


Once I was given a dead fish. It was in 2009 when I was the Breakfast Show host at TFM Radio in the North East. I’d been the guest of honour at the birthday celebrations at a local lifeboat station. I don’t know why I was booked and I had no idea I was the […]