Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Has another bogus theory has been thrown out there? Is it keeping us from the truth? It’s being reported this week that experts at the British Medical Journal are saying that you shouldn’t finish an entire course of prescribed antibiotics. They they say that reducing the use of antibiotics is essential to help fight the […]


Carmageddon

26Jul17

The anti-car people are going to have to find a new reason to hate cars. For years they’ve been banging on about how bad cars are for the environment. They’ve been blaming the cars and their drivers but the truth is it’s not the cars that are dirty, it’s the fuel. I’ve been saying this […]


Mack Nuggets

31May17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately: The lady who got her hand stuck down the toilet. Why is there always a single shoe by the side of the road? The British media are royal sycophants? Stuff left behind. David Beckham is no actor. Donald or Duke? Cyclist should be banned from the […]


Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050. That’s according to a global review, published by Lord Jim O’Neill. The problem is, bugs are becoming resistant to antibiotics. The reason is that farm animals are being fed antibiotics. Those drugs are ending up in OUR food. We’re now all on antibiotics so superbugs are […]


Smash and Grab

05Mar16

There was a long tradition where I grew up of people bringing stuff home from work. On the street I lived on in the 70s, most of my friends dads worked at the Ford plant at Halewood. That meant a lot of my friends had unauthorised copies of the Cadbury’s Smash Martians that starred in […]


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Where have all the skinny kids gone? Data from the Health Survey for England shows that 31.2% of children aged 2 to 15 are classed as either overweight or obese. Why is that? I was a skinny kid, most of my mates were skinny kids. We were all scrawny because compared to today’s kids, we […]


Vegilante

05Dec15

The hunt is on for a school kid who has been secretly planting cooked sprouts in other kids’ bags. Staff at Monkfield Park Primary School in Cambridge have sent out a letter to all of the parents and banned the kids from playtime until they get a confession. It sounds to me like the kid […]


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 […]


What’s wrong with plates? When you order food out these days you’re served expensive children’s portions arranged by an interior decorator. Being over-charged and under-fed is one thing but now you don’t even get a plate! Over the last three months I’ve eaten swordfish off a tin tray, chips off a rock, scampi from a […]


Walking Alone.

06Oct14

The long term survival of a species depends on good genes being handed down through generations. Unfortunately true Liverpool Fans are on the endangered list. For years fledgling supporters were introduced to the club by more experienced fans. They went to their first game with family members or older friends who taught them the songs […]


This week one of my childhood memories helped me to earn a bit of extra money. When I was a kid, we often went shopping on a Saturday afternoon in Warrington. My Mum or sometimes my Nana would take us on the bus. What I remember most is the markets. In the fish market there […]


I’ve met a lot of interesting characters at live radio station events over the years. I think my favourite is the sound engineer who gets there early and removes the main fuse from the generator that’s connected to the hot food stall he most likes the look of. As the food place is setting up, […]


Broken English

09Jul14

A bloke told me that he’s “lucked out” today and then went on to telly me how lucky he was. When you said you “lucked out” it USED to mean you were unlucky, as in, “ran out of luck”. Now it means the opposite. It turns out that the Americans have always used the phrase […]


Fat Chancer

27May14

There is no such thing as an “Obesity Epidemic”. Obesity isn’t a disease, it’s caused by an over-active fork! If you’re fat, it’s YOUR own fault. You’re the one who is eating too much and not doing enough exercise. It’s not the government’s fault, it’s YOUR fault. The government can’t help you, only YOU can […]


The Cannes Film Festival has started this week on the French Riviera. And simultaneously, a film festival with the same name (but different spelling) is taking place in The Home Counties. If you listen to BOB fm, you’ll be able to see films in selected cinemas for free as long as you bring a CAN […]


Curry Favour

13May14

“You can’t eat Indian food for EVERY meal” is what Julie said to me when I told her that if I had my own way, that’s what I’d do. Hey, it’s Britain’s national dish! London now has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi. It’s because of this that in our on-going quest to find […]