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Radio 4 giving betting tips every morning?
you R4 virgin.
Encouraging us all to gamble? Sickening.
Well why do ANYTHING?
I was gonna make a thread about exactly this. Then forgot.
Anyway, What /IS/ the deal with it? Do they do stocks and shares tips too?
What's the deal with: telly news quoting the 'number of points' that 'the markets' were up/down, and informing us that 'the dollar was up 1.5 cents against the euro'. Anyone who needs to know this shit on a daily basis isn't relying on Channel 4 News to keep them updated? Do a proper weekly/fortnightly/monthly overview roundup of the state of global financial of don't bother at all.
And speaking of Channel 4 News...
What's the deal with: shortening it for the Athletics. And only having half an hour of 'thletics. I want an hour of both. Anyway, last night's C4 News was total shit. Jon was basically doing it on his own. There was some scaremongering bullshit about the dark internet (can't find the old thread about it for a threassurrection). And then Jon turned two lightbulbs on and off.
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And all idents that repeat endlessly to bookend each bit of programme.
Re: your first point, the producers once thought that too and decided to ditch the markets on Newsnight in favour of the weather. It led to Paxman saying things like 'It's April, what do you expect?' and 'It's Britain, take an umbrella'. There are clips on Youtube. Find them.
Nice joke, I guess. But, yeah, pointless. Do they still do the markets on Newsnight? I can't remember (or maybe just never see it cos they cut to Newsnight Scotland half way through)?
(Yeah, they still do a quick rundown on Newsnight).
In summary, no one should actually give a shit about this.
Forcing us to gamble through the power of RADIO and TV and SUGGESTION
that THEY'VE recommended. And tell them that's what you've done.
If it comes in - split the winnings 50/50 with them.
You know what I mean!
The real deal with Waylon Smithers is that he's Mr. Burns' assistant. He's in his early forties, is unmarried, and currently resides in Springfield. Thanks for writing!
You could hear him trying to get out of it 'Oh, I don't think that's really my area of expertise' but they shoved a Racing Post in his lap and made him pick whichever horse he liked the name of.
It didn't win.
I seem to remember last time he was like ''Are you going to let me pick the tips then?!''
You know the guy that does the sport on the today programme. He's really old but has a really young mans voice.
What's the deal with that.
Can someone flesh that out below with his name, his age and the age of the voice please.
*Maybe he still is, and this is a different guy you're talking about. Either way, I'm not a fan of Mr Rob Bonnett, cheers.
I think that's him.
Gary Richardson (won 'most likely to be the inspiration for Alan Partridge' award 2001-2003)
starting the interview with ,'could have been gold really couldn't it?'... awkward.
we're not all midday cider drinking loons that hang about outside ladbrokes smoking rollies.... wait, are you saying that Radio 4 had some influence on Lucien's lifestyle choices?