Monthly Archives: October 2004

Goodbye Superman

Goodbye Superman
I remember watching Superman when I was a little kid. Having dreams that I too could fly and fight evil.
superman homepage
I’m very sad to see Chris go. He was a true inspiration, in and out of tights.

more 80s nostalgia

So after being slightly nostalgic about old 70s weather presenters, I was reminded of this great clip from ITVs ‘Rainbow’ Kids T.V program… and if you thought Dick n Dom was a bit risque, you wanna hear these guys go at it.
Zippy was of course the badboy role model for all kids my age.. but it never seemed like they were being rude at the time.
DJ Zippy
Rod (to Jane): “Do you want to blow on my pipe while I’m twanging away?”
Jane: “Oh no Rod, I was blowing a lot with Roger last night. But would you like to play with my maracas?”
Zippy: “No, let’s just pluck away with our twangers.”
Bungle: “Yes, it doesn’t matter what size your twanger is.”
Zippy: “I’ve got a big red one.”
George: “I’ve only got a tiny twanger. But it works well and I like to play with it.”
Geoffrey (to viewers): “Well, have you got your twangers out? And remember, you can bounce your balls at the same time. If you haven’t got any balls, ask a friend if you can play with his.
Rod, Jane & Freddy
George, Zippy, Bungle

TV Weather Forecaster retires

BRITAIN’S longest-serving TV weatherman Michael Fish retires today after 30 years.
Michael Fish’s broadcasting career began in 1971 when he started forecasting for BBC Radio and in January 1974 he became part of BBC Television’s weather team.
Weather with Michael Fish
I think Mr Fish is a star!.. all through my childhood he read the forecast and up to recently when I can really appreciate his skills as perhaps one of the best TV weather persons out there.
The moustachioed presenter is best known for his notorious gaffe ahead of the Great Storm of 1987 – the worst in 300 years.
In the infamous broadcast the weatherman told viewers: “Earlier on today apparently a lady rang the BBC and said she heard that there was a hurricane on the way. Well, don’t worry if you’re watching, there isn’t.”