Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Savory Savoir

16Nov17

If you say Jesus backwards, it sounds like “sausage” but that doesn’t mean you can depict the saviour as one in a nativity scene. Greggs the Bakers have apologised after replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll in a Nativity scene, to promote their advent calendar. A right wing pressure group called the Freedom Association […]


According to the bible “censuses are immoral” – and God killed 70,000 innocent counted Jews to punish David for counting them… It’s interesting that the latest census information we have shows that atheism is more popular in Britain than any religion. The figures show that the proportion of the population who identify themselves as having […]


I’ve never understood why complaints that common sense would tell you, are not worth wasting your time with, get so much attention from people who run and regulate radio stations in the UK. I read this week that Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, presenters of the BBC Radio 5 Live film review show got into […]


Mack Nuggets

02Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately including: What men DON’T want for Christmas. Should we be bombing in Syria? David Beckhams old car. A hapless taxi driver. A diary mix up. Is the Apple Watch the most useless gadget ever? Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. The USA’s […]


We NEVER want socks! Christmas is getting closer and if you’re a lady who’s looking for a gift idea for a bloke in your life and you’re thinking about socks, think again. The message we get when you give the gift of socks is, you didn’t even try. Do you actually think we want socks? […]


I’m not sure Julie was fully prepared for the experience of going to her first English Premier League football match. Julie and I grew up on opposite sides of the world. We met in her home town of Whangarei, New Zealand which at the time had a population of around 40,000. Julie came from a […]


“Hey, Macca, how hard would it be to gatecrash a parade?” That’s what Tony, one of my regular callers asked me one night. It was 1996, I did the 7pm to midnight shift, week nights on 2GO on the New South Wales Central Coast. The annual Gosford City Christmas Parade was coming up and after […]


Shut-up Shop

23Dec13

Shopping on the high street is so twentieth century and let’s face it, a bit rubbish. I tried to buy a laptop computer on Saturday but the big department store I went to were out of stock of the model I wanted. It’s not an unusual make or model that I’m after, it’s the one […]


“So this is Christmas, And what have you done, Another year over, And a new one just begun”. That’s the first verse of my favorite Christmas song, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. I love that first verse because it asks us to do two things that are really important, define reality and give […]


At JACK fm we’ve kidnapped Santa. He won’t be released until we get another thousand toys in our toy appeal with O2. We’re collecting them for underprivileged kids. The deadline is Sunday at midnight, if Father Christmas stays tied up in the cupboard under the stairs at JACK fm he won’t be able to make […]