Archive for August, 2016

Mack Nuggets

31Aug16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately… A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; Inappropriate laughter; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Oversharing; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your […]


Funny Brummie?

30Aug16

Is Birmingham really the funniest place to live in Britain? A new survey from Lastminute.com looked at over three million social conversations and combined the results with consumer research to uncover the laughter profiles of 25 towns and cities across the UK. They found that Birmingham is the funniest. Well done Brum, I lived there […]


Some people say gardening is great exercise, I don’t believe them. Go to any gym and you’ll see treadmills, stepping machines and rowing machines. You will not see a gardening machine! 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 […]


There’s something special about a prank you pull on someone who’s in a position of authority. I’m reading John Cleese’ autobiography, “So, Anyway…” I’m enjoying the tales from when he was at school and some of the pranks that were played on teachers. It reminded me of things teachers had to cope with in classes […]


Cracked it!

27Aug16

When I discovered a three inch long crack in my car’s windscreen, I was angry at first, then I realised that crack contained the secret to eternal life. The crack can’t be repaired, I need a new windscreen. It’s the latest part that needs replacing. I’ve had the car for about a year and a […]


Paper Chase

25Aug16

It’s time for radio presenters to stop reading out of the newspapers on the air. Reviewing the papers is an odd media tradition in this country. I think it started in the early 80’s when, as an “and finally”, Newsnight would show you the front pages of the following day’s papers. Back then it was cutting […]


Time and Temp

22Aug16

There’s one thing about working on the radio in Britain that’s the opposite way around to how it was when I worked on the air in Australia. Every radio station I worked on in Oz had a gauge in the on-air studio that showed you the outside temperature. At the end of weather forecasts on […]


Today I found an old cassette from 1989. It was a live recording of the band I used to be in when we lived in New Zealand. I thought you might like to hear it. The band was called The Misfits. They’d been together for years and were the top band in Northland. I joined […]


Beware of shysters who say they can predict the future! You’d think that in the 21st Century, there wouldn’t be much call for fortune tellers but the profession is alive and well and a lot of money is spent on it. It’s a racket but stupid people continue to fall for this stuff. The most […]


If you have a high IQ, you’re more likely to be satisfied by yourself without the need to be around other people. That’s according to new research published by the British Psychological Society. They studied data from 15,000 adults and found that the more time people with higher IQs spend with other people, the less […]


Bum Note

18Aug16

Is there a problem with the world’s largest aircraft? This week, the Airlander 10 took to the skies above Bedfordshire for its maiden voyage. The airship has been nicknamed “The Flying Bum” because of its bulbous exterior. It uses helium to become airborne and can stay in the air for about five days. That’s the […]


Don’t buy special tools to fix something you don’t know how to fix. My coffee machine is STILL leaking. It needs to be taken apart and cleaned out properly. To get it apart, you need a special screwdriver called a Torx TR10 for “tamper proof” screws, so I bought a screwdriver set that includes a […]


Radio Ga Ga

16Aug16

Why don’t you hear as many phone calls on the radio these days? Hearing humans on the phone has been replaced with the sound of radio presenters reading out texts. Why do radio stations even allow you to text? Has radio forgotten it’s an AUDIO medium? The stations work hard to get you to listen […]


My coffee machine is still leaking. We live in an area where our tap water is bad and scale has built up on a seal inside. We’ve run descaler through it twice but that hasn’t fixed it. It needs to be taken apart and cleaned out properly. To get it apart, you need a special […]


Best Bet

14Aug16

I had a thought while I was watching the Olympic athletics. If human beings WANT to run as fast as they can against other human beings and you can bet on those races, why do we need to force horses and dogs to run for our entertainment? Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets […]


Wet Weekend

13Aug16

How do you fix a leaking coffee machine? We’ve had one of these machines that takes pods for a couple of years now. It makes great coffee, but water has started to leak out. It did this about six months ago when the seams in the tank gave up. We bought another tank online and […]


Are you in show business or are you a grown-up? We all start out in show business, as children, we earn our keep by entertaining. The more we entertain our parents and other relatives, the more we are rewarded by them. At a certain point, though, we grow up and give up our showbiz career […]


Blame Storming

09Aug16

Reading the Daily Mail is great because it reminds you that nothing is your fault. If you’re fat, it’s because supermarkets are promoting obesity by allowing ‘special offers’ on fizzy drinks. If your kids are fat, it’s not because YOU feed them too much, it’s because there are too many fast food places near schools. […]


Cat Burgler

08Aug16

A dream honeymoon in the outer foothills of the Himalayas in India turned into a nightmare for a newlywed couple recently, when a leopard crept into their hotel room one morning. This happened at the Nainital Hotel in the state of Uttarakhand. The newlyweds watched in horror as the big cat walked passed them and […]


“What’s the difference between a donut and a wrap?” I overheard that question being asked once and then heard the reply being delivered in an incredulous tone, “Well, a donut is usually sweet and a wrap is more likely to be savoury”. The person who asked the question now looked very confused. The reason was […]