Just a Thought: Weekend Watching


So – another week’s passed in a hail of frustration, boredom and bickering and we’ve reached Friday afternoon.

The question on my mind is, what are you lot planning on watching over the weekend?

Any good telly on? What’ve you set your VHS / Sky+ / Virgin Media / brain-memory box for?

Or maybe you’ve got hold of a film to while down the hours…

I reckon I’ll definitely be watching:

Eastenders – A given.
Genius – Because it translated well from radio 4 and I am a fan.
Jonathan Ross – Simply because Larry and Babs are on it.
Newsnight Review – I am a sucker for punishment.
The England Game – Though not in a pub as it’s not worth the hassle.
Harry Hill’s TV Burp – Another given.
Come Dine With Me – Because I’m a pleb.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Volcanos – I am volcano ignorant.

Let me know if there’s anything I should be watching…

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119 Responses to “Just a Thought: Weekend Watching”

  1. Just a Thought: Weekend Watching Says:

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  2. piqued Says:

    The Australian Gran Pricks SH, why? Why not I say

  3. Swineshead Says:

    Because it’s cars going round in a circle, Piqued. I can go down to Clapton roundabout to see that – and what’s more, I’m more likely to see a road rage stabbing there…

  4. Napoleon Says:

    Because it’s cars going round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and and round and round and round and round and and round and round and round and round and and round and round and round and round and round, Piqued?*

    *Not sport

  5. Do I Not Like That! Says:


    Australian GP Qualifying
    Revista de La Liga (recorded)
    England Game
    Jean de Florette (VHS)

    Australian Grand Prix

  6. Nick T Says:

    Harry Hills tv burp and You’ve been Framed. Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow.
    I shall be staying at my inlaws so may try and find some South Park as they have Sky.
    Saw “The Ring” from season 12 on line last night. It was not aimed at kids…

    *starts fight*

  7. piqued Says:

    This it true

    I like your volcano a helluva lot. I wander what lava tastes like

  8. piqued Says:

    I ‘wonder’ of course

  9. piqued Says:

    (erm, this ‘is’ true, my keyboard is being all farnyy)

  10. vones Says:

    Harry Hill is a given. Not sure waht else. I’ll proably half heartedly end up watching Discovery for hours while internetting.

  11. Badger Madge Says:

    nothing tonight as i’m out, but i’ll catch up with the last 2 geniuses (?) over the weekend.

    saturday: harry hill, finally the big lebowski on dvd.
    sunday: hanging out with the age concern folks so prolly won’t watch much telly. is top gear still on on sundays? deffo lewis though!

  12. Nick T Says:

    Genius! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw

  13. Napoleon Says:

    I’m planning on doing fuck all but watch the Dubai horse racing world cup on Sky Sports 3 in my underpants on Saturday afternoon. Then I’m watching You’ve Been Framed, Harry Hill, The Colour of Money and Ant ‘n’ Dec’s Saturday Takeaway, still in my fucking underpants.

    Sunday, I’m watching the cricket and Last of the Summer Wine.

  14. Badger Madge Says:

    oh and the ox/camb boat race on sunday. rah!

    thanks nick t

  15. breeks Says:

    grand prix’ll be more interesting now cause of the new roolz and stuff.

    c’mon webber*

    * i will not be getting up at 6am to watch him race…

  16. Napoleon Says:

    The Grand Prix won’t be any more interesting because it’s just cars going round and round. The only rule change that would make it interesting would be one that saw gatling guns and missile launchers mounted to the vehicles’ bonnets.

  17. breeks Says:

    that happens to be one of the new rules, naps.


  18. piqued Says:

    ‘The only rule change that would make it interesting would be one that saw gatling guns and missile launchers mounted to the vehicles’ bonnets.’

    No one has ever said that before, ever

  19. Napoleon Says:

    Yes they have, Piqued. Loads of people. All loads.

  20. piqued Says:

    Oh, okay

    Just picked up a copy of this blokes Sun at work. They now refer to Jade as ‘Our Jade’ and featured a picture of her mother at her daughters graveside reporting that she’s ‘upset.’

    I bet she’s royally cheesed off.

  21. Mel Says:

    I might not watch much telly this weekend, because i need to do a load of stuff in the garden. As the rugby is finished, I will not be watching sport. I can’t see Harry Hill.

    I feel that this question is not aimed so much at me.

  22. Nick T Says:

    You should try “Joost” Mel

  23. Mel Says:

    What is that, thankyou?

  24. piqued Says:

    You’ve a garden Nick? I don’t have a fucking garden. Give me your garden.

  25. Nick T Says:

    I have 2, front AND back and they’re both in Hampshire

  26. Nick T Says:

    Come and get em townie

  27. breeks Says:

    a garden’s gonna cost me another £40/week in rent.

    fuck that, i say. one of the flats i’m looking at is opposite a giant church-filled park. bingo. free garden.

  28. Mel Says:

    Yes, and i’ve heard tomatoes do very well over graves breeks.

    I want a garden to grow food in.

  29. piqued Says:

    Nick, your are as selfish as you are high. You’ve 2 gardens (front and back) and I’ve nowt save a neighbour who is so fucking thick he has to remind himself to breathe

  30. Mel Says:

    Nick T – what is Joost please?

  31. piqued Says:

    Me too Mel, that’s food Nick, so we may live. Not to grow flowers or bury drowned children in, for food

  32. breeks Says:

    piqued – bit tricky for him to breathe thorough an impacted fass i guess. maybe hayfever’d help.

    mel – my ex-housemate (a dear friend, as it happens) used to piss on the tuplips. they loved it.

  33. piqued Says:

    Wasn’t Joost a confectionary?

  34. piqued Says:

    Breeks, sadly he’s found a way to do just that, the cunt.

  35. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    piqued’s sure having probs with his keyboard ..”Nick, your are as selfish..”

  36. breeks Says:

    shove some pollen up his snout, piqued.

  37. Napoleon Says:

    My garden’s full of dog shit and litter.

  38. Mel Says:

    Better to piss in the compost heap breeks, as the nitrogen makes it rot much quicker. I also have a wormery, so the liquid from that (when not used as plant feed) also goes to speed up the compost. I am great at making compost, me. Oh, and boy’s pee is better than girl’s pee, because oestrogen has an effect.

  39. piqued Says:

    ‘piqued’s sure having probs with his keyboard ..”Nick, your are as selfish..”’

    What’s wrong with ‘you are as selfish as you are high?’

  40. piqued Says:

    Mel, I have a tape wormery

  41. Napoleon Says:

    Piqued – By the way, I can heartily recommend this bugger:


    Just finished reading it, and it’s a cracker.

  42. Mel Says:

    Piqued, to be fair, you did type “your are as…etc”

  43. Mel Says:

    Piqued, I see what you did there, v. good.

  44. Nick T Says:

    We (Mrs Nick and myself) are planning what to plant this year.
    We have rasberry canes already and strawberries. We will be planting toms, beetroot, aubergines, courgettes and many lettuce. We shall also be buying some blueberry plants in pots. That’s all so far but there will be more.

  45. Nick T Says:

    There are some pics of my pumpkins from last yea on the book of face…

  46. Napoleon Says:

    I won’t be planting bugger all. I’m surprised the five of six daff bulbs out there manage to bloom under all that excrement.

  47. breeks Says:

    horse shit is the best stuff ever for gardens. fact. i have 15 years worth of The World’s Biggest Roses and Tomatoes and Lettuces (? Letti ?) to prove it.

    Nick – stop showing off, it’s vulgar.

  48. Mel Says:

    Nick: Strawbs should have been planted in the autumn, so make sure you get late varieties. Also, get the aubergines in immediately, as they need to mature before they will fruit, and will not fruit when the days get shorter again…

    Can’t beat home grown radishes either. Or potatoes.

  49. piqued Says:

    NC, I’ll take up on that after QSOH, marvellous

    Did you enquire into my rec?

  50. Napoleon Says:

    Breeks – Not fact, actually. Elephant shit’s better.

  51. Napoleon Says:

    Your ‘rec’? What ‘rec’? What’s this ‘rec’?


  52. breeks Says:

    hmmm. well, domesticated animal fact, then.

    shit. scrap that too.


    anyway, horse shit’s good.

    thanks nappers, without you i am nothing but an empty husk of wrongness.

  53. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    I pick blackberries round my way in Summer. Does that count?
    (BTW, very few other people do, and literally am able to fill the freezer with them).

  54. Mel Says:

    Most shit of vegetarians is fine. Not so with carnivorous creatures.

    Nick t – do you shit in the garden?

  55. piqued Says:

    I emailed you that biography recommend…

  56. Napoleon Says:

    DINLT – I’ve noticed this. There used to be a time when there was all sorts of folks out there picking the blackberries. Now you see loads going to waste. I reckon it’s these paedophiles keeping everyone indoors.

  57. Mel Says:

    DINLT – why wouldn’t that count? I got threatened with arrest last year because i went mushroom picking. It is illegal over here. Who knew?

  58. Napoleon Says:

    I don’t remember that. Which biography was it again?

  59. piqued Says:

    I emailed it to you again just now using my fingers

  60. Napoleon Says:

    Thank you.

  61. Nick T Says:

    Planted the strawberries 2 years ago, there are well established.
    We usually grow great potatoes but as I’m sticking to this low carb malarky, I wouldn’t eat them.

    Mel, don’t you have google?


    I fancy doing one of these http://www.cider-academy.co.uk/uk_scheduled_courses.shtml

  62. Nick T Says:

    No Mel, I do piss in the compost heaps though….

  63. Swineshead Says:

    It’s a good job you’re keeping that biography ‘rec’ top secret, Piqued.

  64. piqued Says:

    I told you about on Friday SH, you spurned it


  65. Nick T Says:

    DINLT, when I lived your way there was a fine plum tree I used to visit on my way home. No one knew about it despite it being on the pavement. Great fruits. There are damson plums just by the railway bridge in Hampton Village and wild hops growing by the station there.
    It’s like cider with Nick T eh?

  66. piqued Says:

    (soory about the ‘rec’ mind, looking back it seems rather, well, crap)

  67. piqued Says:


  68. Swineshead Says:

    You didn’t ‘rec’ it though, you just waffled on about it before your missus failed the Two Chest Challenge and reacted badly by nicking my chest of drawers.

    Worst night of my life.

  69. breeks Says:

    ah. i read about the chesty drawers. crazy times in east london.

  70. piqued Says:

    I waffled on about it and suggested you might enjoy it, reccing it in the process by my waffle

    (Then we nicked your chest of drawers (and all your pants))

  71. Mel Says:

    Nick – i do have google, and used it about an hour ago.

    I used to make cider at uni. Tasted like ash trays (probably because we never washed the sacks used in the press) but was the strongest alcohol known to man. We used to get absolutely tanked on it before we went out.

  72. piqued Says:

    btw, the chest of drawers are now all black gloss and look frankly frightening

    (your pants smell nice)

  73. Swineshead Says:

    The Two Drawer Challenge was actually quite exciting. Piqued back the wrong horse. I won.

  74. Nick T Says:

    I made cider last year from apple found on trees in a local layby. Very tasty
    I also made some from cheep pressed appl juice bought from Lidl. It doesn’t taste as good but makes one very sweary as it’s around 9%

  75. piqued Says:

    It wasn’t exciting, it hurted.

  76. breeks Says:

    what will you play for next time?

  77. Napoleon Says:

    Piqued – Top secret book recommendation received, over.

  78. piqued Says:

    Splendid! Carry on as you were

  79. Swineshead Says:

    I reckon there’s a viable business opportunity there… Piqued’s Covert Book Recommendations.

    *calls Dragons*

  80. Napoleon Says:

    I’m going to get all pissed-up on booze tonight at the pub. I’ve got plans for a load of booze, a kebab, a bez about the sullen universe of Fallout 3, some brain-enhancement chemicals, and eventually sleeping on the sofa with my X-Box getting hotter and hotter until it explodes.

    Should set me up for the horse-racing on Saturday nicely, that. With my laptop, my debit card and the telly stuck on Sky Sports 3 for four solid hours, it’s going to be like fucking Ladbroke’s in here tomorrow. But Ladbroke’s where you can smoke. Lovely.

  81. breeks Says:

    i’m off out for drinks at a 2 for 1 till 7pm tonight. we tend to order 20 drinks up front. it’s aces. and irresponsible. and brilliant.

    tomorrow i’m looking at flats. in the rain. flats which will more than double my current living expenses.

    other that that – tops it’s the weekend!

  82. piqued Says:

    I think you may be onto something SH.

    (The reason I didn’t ‘rec’ it out loud was because I didn’t want to come across as a bit, well, pretentious


  83. piqued Says:

    NC, I’ve never been to a betting shop for the simple fact I don’t know what to do in one, how does it all work?

  84. breeks Says:

    when i comes to horse races i choose the greys or the ones with the best names. basically.

    mostly works. sometimes doesn’t.

  85. Napoleon Says:

    Piqued – You go up to the counter, and bet however much money you want on the horse you think will win / place in a forthcoming race. You then watch the race, lose all your money, and then repeat the first bit of this sentence until you lose your house and family.

  86. piqued Says:

    But there’s all flashing numbers in there and shit

  87. Napoleon Says:

    Breeks – A very female thing to do, that. Many would criticise, but having seen quite a lot of women walking away clutching wads of winnings after picking the one with a pretty name, I’m not one of ’em. It’s a method that seems to work just as well as studying a nag’s previous form anyway.

  88. Nick T Says:

    I bet on 15-1 horses exclusively.

    Dogs are best to bet on though..

  89. Napoleon Says:

    The flashing numbers? You mean the telex screens telling you what’s what? They only apply to the sport you’re betting on.

  90. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    I did well during Cheltenham.

    piqued mate…”because I didn’t want to come across as a bit, well, pretentious..”


  91. Napoleon Says:

    We’ve got a dog track up here. I like going to the dogs, even if the places whiff a bit of dog dirts, stale pies and Carling Black Label.

  92. breeks Says:

    naps – won me over £100 on the melbourne cup for a £10 investment. my great grandmother always bet on the grey, you see.

  93. Nick T Says:

    Oh fuck….http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/beonashow/tonight_aliensearch.shtml

  94. Swineshead Says:

    I went to the Walthamstow Dogs, drunk, and tried the tactic of placing a tenner on every dog in a single race.

    Sadly it didn’t work out.

  95. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    Swines that tactic could work if an outsider were to come in. Sadly though it does not as we would all do the same.

  96. Napoleon Says:

    Breeks – A sound method, as you’ve proved. My friend had never bet on anything in her life, picked a horse because its rider was wearing a shirt with ‘a nice pattern’, and walked out of the betting shop £80 up on the deal. Needless to say, after pouring over the form in the Racing Post, my horse came in second-to-last and I lost my forty quid stake.

    Piqued – You can also do a thing called an ‘accumulator’. This, in betting circles, is known as ‘throwing your money into a fire’.

  97. piqued Says:

    I think it’s best I stay away from gambling, the other vices will have to suffice

    *beats mother with cat o nine tails*

  98. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    Nap’s right, for a very modest stake like 50p (or less), you could win a very tidy sum. Unlikely, but more likely than the lottery.

  99. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    I am talking about accumulators btw. But best not to gamble.

  100. Swineshead Says:

    To be honest, i’m with Piqued.
    Betting holds little allure as it’s a vice where only your wallet suffers. I need my vices to threaten my mortality.

  101. Napoleon Says:

    DINLT – The emphasis is on the word ‘could’ there. In reality, it’s more likely to be ‘won’t’. Unless you’re that bastard that stuck a quid on an eight horse accumulator and walked off with a million.

  102. breeks Says:

    my major vice these days is black cabs. so dull.

    gone are the glory days. gorn.

  103. Napoleon Says:

    Transport’s not really a vice, is it?

  104. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    Definitely more likely to be won’t as you say Nap. Nonetheless the odds are much better than the lottery.

  105. Napoleon Says:

    They are indeed, DINLT. Mind you, I do that and all. Not one fucking bean have I won on the lottery draw ever. NOT ONE.

  106. Napoleon Says:

    I might get that new GTA Chinatown Wars for the DS this weekend. Just reading the reviews, and it looks quite snazzy. Amazing what they can fit in them little cartridges, isn’t it?

  107. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    With my expert knowledge of F1, the diffuser cars would be a good bet, but my pound will be on Alonso. F1 though should not be betted on, as it is a technical support with too many variables.

  108. Napoleon Says:

    And it’s shit and pointless, DINLT. Look:

    Shit + Pointless = Formula 1

    See? Can you see?

  109. Napoleon Says:

    Fuck this, I’m off. Fuck it.

  110. breeks Says:

    i was thinking of getting that, Naps. I had a look at Zelda last weekend and thought, ‘no, not really’. the new star wars one looks good. i got mr breeks it for the wii, along with a lightsabre to use when playing it. good stuff.

  111. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    Right I am off, to add Barack Obama on Twitter!

  112. Do I Not Like That! Says:

    And he seems to have added me.

  113. Nick T Says:

    That Charlie Brookers Newswipe is good eh?


    Oh….I see

  114. Napoleon Says:

    I’ve just been speaking to my mother, and she said she pressed the link to WWM that was on the BBC’s Apprentice site the other day. She thought the language was disgraceful, and will NOT to be visiting it again. She then asked if it had anything to do with me, and I was pleased to tell her that it did, and if she thought Swineshead’s writing was vulgar, she should try some of mine on for size. She said she won’t be doing that either.

  115. Swineshead Says:

    I never did like your mother.

    Though I remember she was vaguely attractive – or as attractive as something that spawned you could be.

  116. Napoleon Says:

    That’s an awful thing to say. My mother was one of them mothers all the teenage boys fancied.

    I can’t believe you, of all people, have had a dig at my lovely old mum. I’m almost hurt, Swineshead. HURT (almost).

  117. Napoleon Says:

    I’d also like to add I’ve lost a lot of money today on the ‘orses. Gambling’s for fools.

  118. Swineshead Says:

    To be honest I only met her once and she told me I had to go because you were having your tea. That could be a false memory. I’m sure she’s lovely really.

  119. Napoleon Says:

    She’s alright. She’s a mum – they’re all pretty similar.

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