Danny Baker: Classic or Dud

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Invoking about the only ILE rule there is : if they are mentioned three times they get a thread of their own. So cockernee rent-a-gob, occasional guest star in Viz, killer of Bob Marley, Sniffing Glue co-founder, original presenter of Pets Win Prizes, saviour of Radio One, booted off of Radio One, inventor of Mark Kermode, man fired from more radio stations than Chris Morris. Or just a fat bloke who supports Millwall.

Which way does the cookie crumble here other ILE-ers.

Pete, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Danny Baker is a fat stupid annoying git, yes he is a Slpknot fan too. Heres one of my questions, Rolf Harris head mind and voice on Danny Bakers body, or Danny Bakers head mind and voice on Rolf Harris body................choose or die situation. I could do these all day.

Ronan, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Only bloke to be decent on 606 on Radio 5, sacked for telling fans to vent their spleens at incompetent referees. For this classic, in fact I used to like his radio phone-in shows that weren't footy based too, he had entertaining nutters phone in rather than mindless ranters, so I can't bring myself to hate him, despite later descent into Chris Evans based hell. And yes he is a bit smug.

cabbage, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Didn't Baker invent 606? When he left (for Radio 1 - and it was still Radio 5 then - not dumbed down Five Live) he suggested they got someone else who was a football fan like Nick Hancock. Instead they got David Mellor in - which was hideous. These days professional commentators do it - completely removing the point that the show was about the fans view. And concocting imaginary football teams with names of garden implements.

Five years ago Baker wrote all the things that Maconie now does.

Pete, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Danny Baker on the radio = classic, esp. his old GLR show where there were no ads to interrupt the flow.

Danny Baker on the TV (particularly when he's scripting lame gags for Angus 'autocue' Deayton) = ultra-dud.

I found my 'Danny Baker is a twat' Viz T-Shirt only the other day...

Andrew L, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

dud. he looks like he's from the 1600s

gareth, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Pete, I believe he did invent 606 on Radio 5, but some tit who's on radio Sheffield claims to have invented the format, I wish I could remember his name, James something, possibly James H Reeve, that name rings a bell.

His smug appearances on TFI Friday were none more dud though.

But his radio shows had me in stitches, particularly when accompanied by Mr Kelly, who I am sure is odious at other times but they did seem to work well together.

cabbage, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

He's too fat for TV I fear. Though always found the easy camaraderie of Win, Lose or Draw and Pets Win Prizes to be a considerable draw.

Pete, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Kelly = never odious, I think, just one of too many who still behaves as if in their ascetic purity they lost, when actually in their slumming compromises they won.

Baker multiple ditto, wiv complications.

mark s, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

The good thing about them is that they both do seem to truly love football, and have done for years, however, are they partly responsible along with Hornby et al for the "new fan"? and the fact that football became the latest bandwagon to jump on in the mid 90s?

cabbage, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I think they have to be held partly responsible, though the whole "new fan" and fottoball is cool attitude was surely never that bad a thing. The idea that you either 100% immerse yourself in football or nothing was always one of the problems with it. The beauty of 606 and Baker & Kelly Upfront is they did to football what ILe/M does for its subject - it allows itself to be tangental and silly, or intelligent and pithy on wwhatever subject bought up. If not both.

Can we blame Baker for The Premiereship? There is probably an argument out there....

Pete, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

"truly love football" = totally responsible for Hornby et al and ALL THAT FOLLOWED.

So are you cabbage. Indie made itself the mainstream but pretends to itself it has holy inoculation against Britney-cooties.

mark s, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Well, it does have the production values of win lose or draw and pets win prizes, the same wacky zany sense of humour too. Mr McMoist, may I please remind you that you are not a comedian, please leave the jokes to the professionals.

cabbage, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Indie made itself the mainstream but pretends to itself it has holy inoculation against Britney-cooties.

eh? explain please so I can think of a witty come-back

cabbage, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

The cookie crumbles kinda both ways although more for the good than the bad. The bad being mainly Pets Win Prizes and his drunken antics with the man Evans.

Great on 606 though as mentioned esp with DKelly. Even greater on Radio 1 Saturday/Sunday morning show scaring all those who had previously tuned in to DLT in same slot. Played what ever records took his fancy which meant interesting sounds and future battles with playlist mafia. Great phone calls, building bodies from peoples names, small children riding in to piles of tincans on trikes and people blowing things up.

He went to Virgin after Radio 1 but then was sacked from there and no longer on national radio. We need him back in the same way we need Mark and Lard back doing an intelligent evening show.

MarkS, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Baker is responsible for Hornby because Baker made Paul Gascoigne possible. And, of course, via Sniffin' Glue, after which came the fanzines, through which indie respectability was conferred on football / us. Baker is not to be blamed for this, since Hornby is an irrelevance.

Cabbage is responsible for the Premiership because the Premiership was a failed plan to secure Liverpool's position at the top of English football forever. And Cabbage IS Liverpool.

Tim, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Cabbage is responsible for the Premiership because the Premiership was a failed plan to secure Liverpool's position at the top of English football forever. And Cabbage IS Liverpool.

This is true, It seems that I am a member of a secret Premiership cabal, so secret that even I don't know about it. I don't mind being blamed for that but I won't accept responsibility for the prawn sandwich eaters, no way. I can proudly say that I have never been in a corporate hospitality box.

cabbage, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Wait, Millwall? I thought he was Mr. Spurs-Till-Death himself.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Kelly is Spurs, so much so that he has at least once (and according to my Spurs season ticket holder flatmate, more than that)fronted a consortium that has set out to buy up Spurs. There was a lot of talk about it last season before ENIC finally came in for them.

cabbage, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Kelly = spurs
Baker = millwall?

mark s, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Ah, thank you. I now realize the error of my 'Confusing Large Football-Loving Englishman Named David' ways. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

'David' -- JESUS GOD. 'DANNY' I'll go home now.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I can just see the hoards of second generation Irishmen in Orange County singing "David Boooooy"...

Pete, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

My mum says he's okay because he signed a petetion to save a flower shop.

jel, Tuesday, 28 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Perhaps he was entertaining back in the days of yore, but there are few people who irritate me like he does. Plus this bloke I used to know, who was some bizarre experiment to cross breed a computer nerd and a football nerd, was a big fan. Therefore: Danny Baker smells.

DG, Wednesday, 29 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

How come nobody has mentioned MURDER yet? (Prob because it is super- libellous).

Tom, Wednesday, 29 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

"killer of Bob Marley" Yeah, what's that about, eh?

DG, Wednesday, 29 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

did he say "fancy a kick-around, bob?" one fateful afternoon?

carsmilesteve, Wednesday, 29 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I was about to say, first I ever heard of this particular story. What gives?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay, thought that would titilate you. The story is that about a year before Bob's tragic death he and the Wailers were in London. Being rabid mad football fans they decided to have a kickabout with the NME. Imagine the scene unfit Music Journo's vs The Wailers - who were to all intents and purposes quite tasty. Anyway Baker - being known as a football fan (though chubby) felt an extra duty to try and play well so as when they were losing about 10-0 he decided to revert to usual Millwall tactics of the age and went in too footed on old Bob.

Bob was instantly in hideous pain, wailing indeed, and the match was abandoned due to this Baker caused toe injury. A quick trip off to hospital later on tour revealed that said to was not just broken but had become cancerous. Within the year Marley was up there with his namesake Jacob.

Whilst the causal connection between a bad tackle and cancer is highly unlikely and certainly won't stand up in a court of law, Baker blames himself to this day for cutting Bob's career short - and at the same time halving the birth rate in Jamaica.

Pete, Thursday, 30 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Those of you vaguely interested, Baker is back on radio at his spiritual home GLR (I mean London Live - pointless name change). Saturday mornings 8 - 11am. Let's hope Kelly, Dr H and Aliss Moss turns up too.

Pete, Monday, 10 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Allis, yes. Dr. H, no.

Baker and Kelly will be teaming up again on Radio 5 in the new year (from 11 to 12:30).

Alex Gollner, Friday, 12 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

three years pass...
And lo, what goes around comes around. He just won the Sony Award for best DJ for his BBC London breakfast show, which it was pointed out was ironic for a man whose contract expliocitly tells him not to play records.

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 13:16 (fourteen years ago) link

and the day after he hands in his two month notice...

Vicky (Vicky), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 13:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I refuse to get that Ramones DVD because it has a Danny Baker commentary as an extra. So D.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 13:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Six O Clock Show: classic
NME: not sure, classic if rockist?
The Big Breakfast: classic
Danny Baker After All: dud
606: classic
Pets Win Prizes: dud
guest spot on Fantasy Football where he chokes on jellied eels while wearing a Flamengo shirt: classic
TFI Friday: dud
as half of screenplay writing duo Chris Baker: dud

but i'm sure he's good on BBC London so remarkably the classics just about have it. i'm generally impressed/envious of his career/fingers in pies ala Keith Allen.

$V£N! (blueski), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:05 (fourteen years ago) link

NME: not sure, classic if rockist?

In fact he was totally non-rockist at the NME, he was a soulboy and was into pop music, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire etc

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:07 (fourteen years ago) link

yeh i figured he was into Rare Groove and such - what years was he at the NME though?

$V£N! (blueski), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Kind of late 70s, early 80s?

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:10 (fourteen years ago) link

... I think he thought all that postpunk stuff was a load of old pony basically

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:13 (fourteen years ago) link

I always think he was there later than that because really I'm thinking of Danny Kelly.

$V£N! (blueski), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:16 (fourteen years ago) link

You missed another of his achievements:

Starting the Sniffin' Glue fanzine with Mark Perry: classic

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:21 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah, NME baker was apparently amazing. big disco fan. i forgot about sniffin glue, which could scarcely have been more rockist. weird.

N_RQ, Tuesday, 10 May 2005 14:24 (fourteen years ago) link

how exactly was sniffin glue 'rockist'? why is it 'weird' that Baker cld like prog and punk AND soul AND pop etc etc?

Andrew J L, Tuesday, 10 May 2005 15:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Didn't he do the last NME pre-Madness of King Pop interview with Michael Jackson around the release of 'Thriller' in late 82 ?

darren (darren), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 19:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Dusty Baker.....DUD.

Jeff-PTTL (Jeff), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 19:40 (fourteen years ago) link

in that jackson interview he mostly talked abt wack-a-mole!!

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 21:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Should I not object to that commentary then?

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 06:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Baker at NME: classic for the Chic album review, for the Jackson interview (Yoshi! "I'm playing with words you see...is funny"), for the Britfunk piece (which if you can find it will show you EXACTLY what he thought of post-punk), for Samuel KB Amphong, for his Teazers columns ("Basement 5 are my favourite group of all time! Sorry, who was it we were talking about again?") and especially for the funniest singles columns ever run, in the NME or anywhere else.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 06:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Whoops, two weeks, not two months. What am I going to listen to in the mornings now?!

Mind you, listening to a rubbish morning show will probably drive me out of bed, which would be a good thing.

Vicky (Vicky), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 08:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I can't listen to his Radio London show as it frustrates me, every time he gets going, he has to stop for dreary, interminable quarter-hour traffic and news summaries. Put him on Radio 2. Wogan's past retirement age!

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 08:44 (fourteen years ago) link

You can listen to the "listen again" on the BBC London website which handily cuts out the boring bits.

I must admit Vicky is probably right. I thought having a morning show I really liked would help me get up int he morning, but actually i usuall listen until 9 and am then late for work*. Any news on if he is moving anywhere. Getting a nice Sunday morning show???

*Not that in the scheme of things this really matter.s

Pete (Pete), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 08:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Hold up! He did not Start "Sniffin Glue". He joined it towards the end.

Oh, when he was on the NME, his first (I think) singles review column was all raving about disco 12" singles. Most of which had terrible titles like "I'll never forget my favourite disco" but as I've never heared the tracks, I'll refrain.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 08:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, and ALSO!!!

He'd write stuff like "It sounds like Highway Star, and I've always hated Highway Star" which was a LIE! which he admitted later. It was more pretence than the CLASH!!! (I mean this, btw). Also, when "So it goes" had a retrospective, a lot of the lost vids were supplied by DB. Hang on, who had a video recorder in 1976-1977? Very rich people, that's who.


Despite all that, I vote Classic.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 08:54 (fourteen years ago) link

I doubt if you'll get him on Radio 2 on Sunday morning - Steve Shite's Sunday Love Songs and Michael Parkinson (the Geir Hongro of broadcasting) are immovable. So it would have to be tedious BBC Radio London, which manages to reduce one of the world's great cities to the level of Chipping Norton. On a wet Wednesday morning. In November. 1974.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 08:57 (fourteen years ago) link

http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1480588,00.html

Vicky (Vicky), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 09:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Crappy news, but probably to be expected. I had a feeling he wouldn't stick that lousy early-morning slot forever. And the format was patently unsuitable - no records allowed and Baker having to stop every five minutes for travel bulletins.

It would be nice if they could do the obvious thing and put him back together with Danny Kelly again. It seems silly to have them doing different shows on the same station.

Giving Jon Gaunt the breakfast slot would probably be the worst thing ever, but I doubt I'll be listening to it anyway.

Philip Alderman (Phil A), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 12:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Giving Jon Gaunt the breakfast slot would probably be the worst thing ever

PLEASE tell me that's not happening.

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 12:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Well I won't be listening to it if that turns out to be the case. I suppose that's why Wogan does so well in the breakfast ratings; he seems to be the only DJ on that time who doesn't shout at you continually.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 12:34 (fourteen years ago) link

Me and the missus were so angry with BBC London when they dropped Baker's show for a fortnight at the beginning of hostilities in Iraq (because it was deemed "inappropriate"; a rolling news service was put in its place) that we wrote our one and only Points Of View-style letter of complaint to the Beeb. We got some risibly-argued PoS response which just made us angrier.

Sad to see him go (though, in recent weeks, I've been craving sleep so much I've been hitting the snooze button more often than not).

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 12:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Its odd actually, I rather like the format now, and wonder if I will be able to wait between records for more banter. Nice to get rid of the news and stuff, but this is BBC radio.

Pete (Pete), Wednesday, 11 May 2005 12:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Fuck the BBC.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 12 May 2005 05:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Gah. Will we have to go back to XFM? I don't know if I can take the nob jokes. There's no way Wogan will do, especially as there's the chance of catching the end of vile Sarah Kennedy on R2.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 12 May 2005 07:37 (fourteen years ago) link

hah! Laura hated GMTV but always stuck it on in the morning before 7:30 when getting ready for work because she liked Wogan but couldn't bear a nanosecond of Sarah "Terrible Twooooooos" Kennedy.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 12 May 2005 07:54 (fourteen years ago) link

I'd rather listen to static than Kennedy. Same goes for Jon Gaunt. Looks like we'll be battlin' the pirates for XFM reception again. Ahaarrr!

robster (robster), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Guys! Radio 4! Today! John Humphries laying into haplass politicians! Strangly cheery weather presenters! GET ONE THINKING!

Come Back Johnny B (Johnney B), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm surprised at how many of you listen to the radio in the mornings (just because I never do I suppose).

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Being woken up by a radio is a bit less brutal than an alarm clock.

Radio 4 is an option I suppose. Today tends to make me angrier than I want to be at that time of the morning though. Is there a channel that just does the shipping forecast all the time?

robster (robster), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:14 (fourteen years ago) link

John Humphrys is a wearisome Welsh windbag. I wouldn't know about XFM since I only ever listen to their ambient/electronica programme occasionally on Sunday nights. But Christian O'Connell sounds pretty repulsive and shouty.

Resonance should do a breakfast show. They've got a clear field. Hello chaps! I'm available at a competitive rate!

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:20 (fourteen years ago) link

There was a very funny interview with Prescott on 'Today' this morning. Jim Naughtie compared him to Les Dawson at one point, which he seemed quite happy about.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:23 (fourteen years ago) link

I couldn't stand O'Connell the couple of times I did listen. You'd be better off with Moyles. Seriously.

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:25 (fourteen years ago) link

If only Les Dawson were still alive to present Today...

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:28 (fourteen years ago) link

That's sooooo unfair to O'Connell. He can be irritating though. I like his bantering newsreader comrade.

xpost haha I think I would listen to Les Dawson in the morning. Lugubrious.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Resonance FM! Breakfast Show! Presented by John Prescott!!!

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:39 (fourteen years ago) link

All I know of C O'C on XFM is from the hideous billboard ads - "Could a leech suck another leech?", etc. Try-hard zany shite by the sounds of it.

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:41 (fourteen years ago) link

That acronym of his name sounds sweatily appropriate.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Thursday, 12 May 2005 08:52 (fourteen years ago) link

six months pass...
Huzzah, back on BBC London, 3-5 weekdays. Ideal for podcasting, an hour on the way to work, and hour back. If you can get it as a podcast. Which you might not. Doesn't matter, I listen at work.

Pete (Pete), Wednesday, 7 December 2005 15:35 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Danny Baker has announced he has cancer. Awful news. From his Fbook...

Hello cats and kittens,

Apologies for the cloak and d. over recent weeks. However as it appears this is going to continue for the forseeable I really ought to offer up some sort of breadcrumbs trail as to what's going on. (As you know I am queasy about introducing vulgar real life onto the vaudeville stage so let's keep this crisp.)

After a pretty mouldy diagnosis about a month back I finally begin chemotherapy on Monday with further radiotherapy from January. Yes radiotherapy; can you beat it? This being so, the old treehouse baggy pants will be donned but sparingly. Once the quacks have soundly thrashed this thing I shall return like a rare gas and as if out of a trap. In the meantime I am watching Tommy Steele box sets (and has there ever been a more lying title to a film than TS's "It's All Happening"?) and urge you all to keep yakking up a storm and laugh extra loud at the incumbents.

Thank you for all the best wishes and concern from those who suspected as much about my "condition" and by all means keep ringing up Baylen and Amy to demand more and more Atomic Rooster and Spooky Tooth records.

So. Manly handshake. Walk right on. In the words of King George, "What what and there it is..."

DB

Venga, Monday, 1 November 2010 13:40 (eight years ago) link

Had kinda guessed what was wrong with him when he said something on his show last week about having to take time off at short notice over the coming months.

His current Radio 5 Saturday morning show is definitely a favourite. Alan Davies covering for him this week was unbearably awkward.

James Mitchell, Monday, 1 November 2010 22:25 (eight years ago) link

the b&w tv show he made in the early 80s about heavy metal and air guitarers was brilliant. plus i've only ever read good things about him by the people who knew him so he gets a lifetime good guy pass from me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3wI-AjvwPU

NI, Tuesday, 2 November 2010 17:28 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

his last show for a while... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00c25ws/Danny_Baker_with_the_original_Candyman_for_one_night_only/

Calumny (stevie), Thursday, 18 November 2010 19:57 (eight years ago) link

i think this dude is so awesome, btw.

Calumny (stevie), Thursday, 18 November 2010 19:58 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

Via Twitter:

The call I have been waiting for just happened. Turns out I won. I'm all clear. I'm well again.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:49 (eight years ago) link

Y*A*Y!!!!!

You made the right choice, Deanne... (stevie), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:04 (eight years ago) link

Aw, I can't say I'm a fan, but right now this is just the best news ever! Thanks for flagging it up, Ned.

NickB, Monday, 13 June 2011 22:17 (eight years ago) link

Yer welcome!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 June 2011 22:19 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Okay someone tell me why the UK Twitter crowd is going on about him right now. All I can gather is that he's been sacked but has two hours to himself to rip into the BBC right this second...?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:00 (six years ago) link

A week before he's entered into the Radio Hall Of Fame, he's discovered that his daily show on BBC London is to be axed.

I think he's a treasure, and while I don't often get a chance to hear his show, he is a great radio personality. His breakfast show on BBC London was a wonderful way to wake up, and is much missed.

Manchild in Beantown (stevie), Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:13 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QolgU8thhJ0

daaaaannnnnyyyyyyy baaaaaakkkkkeeeeerrrrrrrr

Crackle Box, Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:21 (six years ago) link

I understand he is tearing BBC London a new one live on the air, although I haven't actually heard it.

Matt DC, Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:31 (six years ago) link

BBC London's not on iplayer, is it? Or is it?

Manchild in Beantown (stevie), Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:36 (six years ago) link

here?

woof, Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:39 (six years ago) link

aha! cheers!

there's always this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18493582

Manchild in Beantown (stevie), Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:43 (six years ago) link

wow cool, a guy bigging himself up while slating the bbc, awesome. there's just not enough criticism of the bbc lately.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:54 (six years ago) link

even moyles left with less self-congratulation than this

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:56 (six years ago) link

hmm. kinda think that's an insight-light take on the situation myself.

Manchild in Beantown (stevie), Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:57 (six years ago) link

why, because you happen to be a fan of his? he just said how much he earns and described himself as the best broadcaster in britain. do you have the bbc budget to hand?

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:59 (six years ago) link

note the bbc did him the honour of quoting his side of the story in their news report.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:06 (six years ago) link

placed prominently on their front page

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:07 (six years ago) link

do you still work for the bbc, lg?

Manchild in Beantown (stevie), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:07 (six years ago) link

not anymore.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:09 (six years ago) link

note the bbc did him the honour of quoting his side of the story in their news report.

well, that's reporting 101, isn't it?

Manchild in Beantown (stevie), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:13 (six years ago) link

i just think it's one word against another, they won't even comment on him saying it's about money. i'm not claiming the beeb is run in some perfect way, but this sort of pile-on is just pretty unfair. and it's a bit unfair of him too, he's been given a good career by the beeb and it's not as if he'll be destitute and jobless now.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:14 (six years ago) link

I hate unfair Beeb-drubbing as much as the next guy (who isn't owned by Murdoch) but I'm really quite disappointed by this news, as I think Danny's a great broadcaster, and I'd much rather the corporation spent their money on him than spunking it on another stupid and expensive brand ident ad campaign. I mean, there's nuances here beyond Baker being an anti-BBC egotist really, aren't there?

Manchild in Beantown (stevie), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:17 (six years ago) link

yes, definitely. i can understand laying into the bbc, i mean, self-flagellation is so inherent to being part of it (or having once worked there) like, half the time you feel you are working against the bbc not for it.

all of that said, when someone so public comes out and slates it, using the language he has used, it is instantly interpreted in that "oh bloody bbc bosses" way that kind of fuels the same distaste for the entire organisation.

i don't know why i'm defending them, i will never, ever, not hold bitterness about the way i had to leave one job in bbc. NEVER! it's a calm bitterness now but it's still there.

that said I'm not announcing this to thousands of people.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:27 (six years ago) link

Erm, you might be...

Matt DC, Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:30 (six years ago) link

I am probably overestimating the readership of this thread.

Matt DC, Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:30 (six years ago) link

it's nowhere near the same. and i'm not going into detail nor am i calling them "weasels" etc etc etc.

Heterocyclic ring ring (LocalGarda), Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:30 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...

30,000 unsold Hatfield and the north albums arriving at the prodnose door...

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:01 (six years ago) link

oh i assumed this was the thread where i called him a pompous unfunny sack of shit

sleepish resistance (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 17:45 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6D9o_TXsAAP1xc.jpg:large

wouldn't expect any better from a Millwall fan, but surprising that this smug, self-satisfied prick has decided to jump on his own grenade in such a fashion.

calzino, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 21:10 (five months ago) link

holy fuck

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 21:13 (five months ago) link

he quickly deleted it and said he didn't see the racist connotations because his mind "isn't diseased".

calzino, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 21:34 (five months ago) link

Yeah I’m interpreting it as him being gobsmackingly ignorant or blind towards racism rather than it being intended as a racist insult but even so it’s a fucking shocker of a tweet

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 21:51 (five months ago) link

fired by fivelive

mark s, Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:40 (five months ago) link

whoops

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:46 (five months ago) link

it was an awful, awful, awful show and I will not miss it one iota.

calzino, Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:57 (five months ago) link

Some good news at last.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 09:57 (five months ago) link

Yeah I’m interpreting it as him being gobsmackingly ignorant or blind towards racism rather than it being intended as a racist insult but even so it’s a fucking shocker of a tweet

Weird he decided to tweet this after the birth of this particular royal baby, makes u think

gyac, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:01 (five months ago) link

Will stick my head up here and say I really liked his show and that he tweeted the same photo at the last few royal births, dunno if you all want to flag me or tell me to fuck off or something?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:03 (five months ago) link

If that’s true then that’s a bit different but it’s still incredibly stupid!

gyac, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:09 (five months ago) link

yes i think his emerging line is "i don't really pay any attention to the royals, it's all just a distant circus to me" -- but "i fucked up bcz i wasn't even slightly paying attention" isn't much of a defence for a very highly paid media professional really

mark s, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:11 (five months ago) link

that's one of the dangers of being a real-life Colin Hunt with an army of admirers who never tell you to stfu!

calzino, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:17 (five months ago) link

His "deleting my tweet" was conciliatory and apologetic.

Compare it to his post sacking tweets, hmmmmmmm

Mark G, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:37 (five months ago) link

Charlton forum thread on this already has 142 comments. Dare I

imago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 10:45 (five months ago) link

god that show made Five Live unlistenable on a Saturday morning, please replace with po-faced journos going on and on about sport. not joking.

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:03 (five months ago) link

man gazza really fell in with a bad crowd in the 90s

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:04 (five months ago) link

his general persona/personality has been even more unpleasant than usual for a long time. this sort of macho, ranting idiocy:

He later attacked the BBC for its handling of the decision, describing the call from 5 Live firing him as “a masterclass of pompous faux-gravity”.

He added on Twitter: “They took a tone that said I actually meant that ridiculous tweet and the BBC must uphold blah blah blah. Literally threw me under the bus. Could hear the suits knees knocking.”

obviously there were his (unintentionally) amusing tweets when england lost to iceland in the euros also - he comes across like a football alex jones.

FernandoHierro, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:13 (five months ago) link

i don't know the business but maybe sometimes the suits are just looking for the first good excuse that comes along

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:18 (five months ago) link

don't mention the VAR

mark s, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:22 (five months ago) link

yeah i think if they weren't facing the pensioner license fee black hole in their funding in the coming years it might have been a different outcome. he's become another victim of austerity :p

calzino, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:23 (five months ago) link

they're scared! he's getting too close to the truth!

FernandoHierro, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:24 (five months ago) link

i meant because he's a boring pain in the arse tbh

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:25 (five months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/tbQxTqQKQE

— Steve J (@Jarvinhio) May 8, 2019

FernandoHierro, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:28 (five months ago) link

football alex jones

this is deeply otm

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:30 (five months ago) link

Heh.

I quite like his radio show but there's a wilful ignorance involved on my part because, particularly on Twitter, he's been building to something like this for ages.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:30 (five months ago) link

if I was at all invested in affirming Danny Baker's racism I would probably compile all the times he claimed to have killed Bob Marley

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:34 (five months ago) link

yeah I remember that, joking about causing cancer in Bob Marley after a football tackle or something.. what a bizarre dickhead.

calzino, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:38 (five months ago) link

As an aside, I can’t stand the typo/misspelling that gives us GAFFS instead of GAFFES.

suzy, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:51 (five months ago) link

Will stick my head up here and say I really liked his show and that he tweeted the same photo at the last few royal births, dunno if you all want to flag me or tell me to fuck off or something

Did he tho? His line seems to be "he would have", not "he did" amd no one seems to have dug out these alleged tweets.

Ned Trifle X, Thursday, 9 May 2019 11:58 (five months ago) link

He definitely didn't for the three Will'n'Kate births.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:09 (five months ago) link

Charlton forum largely in accord with ILX here tbh, general line is that he wasn't being consciously racist but pretty thick. BBC decision generally regarded as a ridiculous kneejerk and I'd be inclined to agree on principle tbh - if there's no malicious intent, as seems pretty obvious, why sack him? Not that I'm shedding too many tears

imago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:11 (five months ago) link

what's the mumsnet consensus

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:14 (five months ago) link

Here we go.
Opened door, grinning Mail hack.
"Do you think black people look like monkeys?"
Any other time you'd knock someone right on their arse for saying that.
No mate. Gag pic. Posh baby chimp. Alerted to circs. Appalled. Deleted. Apologised.
He asks again! #MailonRacism

— Danny Baker (@prodnose) May 9, 2019

ironic that people are now knocking on his door asking for his views on non-whites

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:16 (five months ago) link

xps can't find them, and quite likely imagined because loads of old people / chimps tea party etc. photos, it's one of his twitter things

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:17 (five months ago) link

though I'm guessing not any more

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:17 (five months ago) link

vg nick b!

nashwan, Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:29 (five months ago) link

lol! it whooshed me first time!

calzino, Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:31 (five months ago) link

Ha ha, top notch.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:39 (five months ago) link

took me an embarrassingly long time to click but yes vg a+ would lol again

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:48 (five months ago) link

idgi

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:52 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeO0AhKPW5Y

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:52 (five months ago) link

Extremely unconvincing performance as a 'genuine member of the public' by the actress in that.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:55 (five months ago) link

thanks!

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:57 (five months ago) link

Extremely unconvincing performance as a 'genuine member of the public' by the actress in that.

― Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:55 (twenty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wow shes only just given birth

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:17 (five months ago) link

meanwhile everyone plz to buy my book abt how great the rock press was back when ppl writing for it included *checks notes* ugh never mind

(i guess i dodged a bullet back when he was too important to reply to my emails lol)

mark s, Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:20 (five months ago) link

That was a v good joke Nick B, better than the "PG gone mad" I'm seeing everywhere.

James O'Brien interviewed DB, he does not sound like he's taking it very well - https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/danny-bakers-first-interview-since-being-sacked-by/

Also realised that his tweets seem to only go back to February for some reason?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:23 (five months ago) link

what's really getting me about this is the brazen hypocrisy of the bbc, who promote racists and far-right ideologues at any given opportunity

imago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:33 (five months ago) link

wow shes only just given birth

this was good too

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:34 (five months ago) link

i agree the BBC should not promote racists and far-right ideologues maybe they should sack Danny Baker

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:41 (five months ago) link

If this means Farage isn't going to be invited onto everything then... yeah, not going to happen is it?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:45 (five months ago) link

sugar getting some blowback from this too

mark s, Thursday, 9 May 2019 14:42 (five months ago) link

Brendan O'Neil might be having one of them days where he worries he might be playing himself or maybe even experiencing a very lucid dream.

calzino, Thursday, 9 May 2019 15:02 (five months ago) link

Good morning, everyone.
Following one of the worst days of my life I just want to formally apologise for the outrage I caused and explain how I got myself into this mess.
I chose the wrong photo to illustrate a joke. Disastrously so.

— Danny Baker (@prodnose) May 10, 2019

xyzzzz__, Friday, 10 May 2019 12:21 (five months ago) link

It's a good and honest apology

xyzzzz__, Friday, 10 May 2019 12:23 (five months ago) link

Remind me where the joke was.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 10 May 2019 12:26 (five months ago) link

at least now he's got the honest apology out of his system i guess this will be the last we will hear of this matter from him.

calzino, Friday, 10 May 2019 12:44 (five months ago) link

sincerely like it that a tweet thread with various swears and typos can now be considered a 'formal apology' and also be reported as such by newspapers

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Friday, 10 May 2019 12:53 (five months ago) link

... so what was the correct photo? If that's hilarious, then maybe all is forgiven?

StanM, Friday, 10 May 2019 13:55 (five months ago) link

honestly struggle with believing he's somehow missed out on the "black people are monkeys" racist trope in his 6 decades of living in britain or not put two and two together when posting that picture. like we're talking next level being a thick cunt if that's to be believed

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:01 (five months ago) link

I think the excuse is he didn’t know the baby was mixed race when he posted the pic

milkshake chuk (wins), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:07 (five months ago) link

am inclined to believe him tbh, but this is definitely an exception to the 'if it smells like a racist' rule

imago, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:09 (five months ago) link

In that case he has outed himself as a dimwit of staggering proportions.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:13 (five months ago) link

seems entirely likely that as both he and Camaraderie have stated, he frequently posts pictures of chimps in clothes to represent posh fuckwits, and didn't think "hmm do other people use chimps in clothes to represent other minorities?" in this one instance

what's really getting me about this is the brazen hypocrisy of the bbc, who promote racists and far-right ideologues at any given opportunity

good to know that the human resources manager for a medium wave sports radio station is the exact same person as the tory who heads the news division or whoever books question time, admirable sharing of resources

blokes you can't rust (sic), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:34 (five months ago) link

A colleague, who I would not describe as stupid, did not get how the joke was racist, turns out he didn't know Megan was mixed race.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:49 (five months ago) link

ugh, i am kind of on the "PC Gone Mad!" side for this one

kind of like the ilhan omar thing. clodheaded but whatever. apologies should mean something. people shouldn't be afraid to say the wrong thing, reflect, and recalibrate, which DB seems to have done

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 10 May 2019 21:04 (five months ago) link

I'd watched a storyline on a tv show v similar to this (woman calling toddler a 'cheeky little monkey', gets called racist) and still didn't clock this when I saw the pic. Just thought it was a daft royal family joek. I didn't realise MM was mixed race for ages either, and then didn't realise how many people actually cared about that, so perhaps my finger is not exactly on the pulse

kinder, Friday, 10 May 2019 21:12 (five months ago) link

obv if I was in the public eye I might consider what I was posting for more than 0.01 second

kinder, Friday, 10 May 2019 21:14 (five months ago) link

nods

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 10 May 2019 22:33 (five months ago) link

Which is the point, yes.

Mark G, Saturday, 11 May 2019 08:29 (five months ago) link

This is the problem with fearless iconoclasm though: unless you're Lou Reed, it'll eventually bite your arse. And if you're Lou Reed you would enjoy having your arse bitten, anyway.

Fwiw, as these things go, that's a pretty decent fist at an apology. I don't wish him any ill.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:00 (five months ago) link

where is he going next, TalkSport? Glad I won't hear his annoying as fuck shtick (even for a few seconds) when channel surfing my dab.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:11 (five months ago) link

just had the radio on the kitchen and this week's replacement is even worse, some basic as fuck interviewing minor celebs bullshit, it's Saturday and you're supposed to be the sports station fffs

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:16 (five months ago) link

It's Geoff Lloyd, I think. Inoffensive to the point of invisibility.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:17 (five months ago) link

i should just leave it permanently on the World Service unless there's a match on tbh

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:19 (five months ago) link

the history of stand up comedians from the world of r4 comedy/Edinburgh fringe/"the circuit" 1990-2019 is going to be an essential read one day.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:21 (five months ago) link

if it ends with a savage outbreak of ebola then yes

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:22 (five months ago) link

I wonder how they'll deal with this on R4's The Now Show oh wait I don't fucking care.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:28 (five months ago) link

it'll be a short lived + pyrrhic victory for the haters when Geoff Norcott gets the old Baker slot.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:31 (five months ago) link

Chris Evans & Gazza or gtfo

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:33 (five months ago) link

There was an extended bit on Baker on the News Quiz last night with Desiree Burch and Andrew Maxwell both being fairly merciless.

I don't know why I listen to the News Quiz. It's some bizarre form of self-punishment.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:41 (five months ago) link

cos Miles Jupp is so frigging hilarious :p

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:43 (five months ago) link

well he would be for me if I cracked up as much as he does at his own jokes sometimes.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:46 (five months ago) link

Rehabilitation seems underway already. Street-Porter defending him at length in the i (apparently there's not enough Londoners on the been seems to be her main point) and that it's hard to know what's offensive "these days". Bleagh.

Ned Trifle X, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:22 (five months ago) link

"been" = "beeb"

Ned Trifle X, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:22 (five months ago) link

mr been

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:25 (five months ago) link

Pity, I thought JSP might be using Cockney rhyming slang, as spoken on the streets of London, as Ralph McTell once memorably sang, to lend support her fellow Londoner, Danny Baker.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:30 (five months ago) link

there's a bit more feeling in this rehabilitation as baker seems like a decent man who screwed up due to thoughtlessness rather than an actual bastard, i.e. [¡]his cancellation could have happened to any of us, really[/¡]

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:33 (five months ago) link

i mean, it couldn't, because a lot of people would never make that mistake, but there's a fair perception that this fuckup is relatable

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:34 (five months ago) link

I'll take getting cancelled, as long as I've got a few hundred grand in the bank for doing a weekly Colin Hunt impression.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:36 (five months ago) link

would subscribe to a calzino podcast tbf

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 11:38 (five months ago) link

Is it racist to assume a royal baby is white? Like is there a bias at play where people assume MM is white because a British prince married her?

I believe DB had no idea and his apology is genuine but there were a few big stories about her race at the time. Wasn't there a UKIP leader or his girlfriend or both in the shit about a bunch of monkey posts when the pregnancy or wedding were announced?

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:36 (five months ago) link

Not knowing MM is mixed race, in 2019, is pretty weird imo.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:40 (five months ago) link

I don't know why people are so invested in saving Danny Baker's career anyway, he's an annoying cunt who's long past his sell-by date.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:41 (five months ago) link

Lotta people really hoping for that reboot of Pets Win Prizes i guess

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:46 (five months ago) link

but there were a few big stories about her race at the time.

Like having an African-American Episcopalian preacher giving a holy rolling sermon at their wedding and having a African-American mother, for instance?

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:47 (five months ago) link

I literally had no idea there even was a royal baby until the morning it was born but I was obv aware of markle’s race, frankly I don’t believe baker at all on that score. Can totally believe kinder’s account of not following this kind of thing and taking a little while to clock it, but being a professional media gobshite and being unaware until *this week*? Fuck off. At best I can believe he momentarily forgot in his rush to post this excellent comedic material, it’s a pretty classic gaff and I’m glad he’s taking his lumps

milkshake chuk (wins), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:59 (five months ago) link

it's really really easy to not give a shit about the royal family

like genuinely just completely ignore them

DB seems like someone whose instinct is to do this but for reasons of personal branding is also dutybound to attempt off-the-cuff lolrandom topical humour, which is a combo that's nailed-on going to fuck you up sooner or later

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:03 (five months ago) link

it's really really easy to not give a shit about the royal family

like genuinely just completely ignore them

I bet you I give even less of a shit about the royal family than Danny Baker so I'm not buying that argument - mind you I don't know about calzino.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:06 (five months ago) link

even if you don't gaf about them, just listening to 15 minutes of radio tv news bulletins in a day will expose you to information about them. idgaf about marvel superhero movies, but in a pub-quiz could probably answer which hollywood actor cunt plays who.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:14 (five months ago) link

Ok that's one person i need next time i do a pub quiz

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:17 (five months ago) link

psst.. it's Micheal Crawford who plays Condorman.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:19 (five months ago) link

I know that one, I saw it at the pictures when it came out

And John Terry is Hawk the Slayer iirc

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:28 (five months ago) link

Jimmy Greaves is Brown Bottle

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:31 (five months ago) link

tbh I'd probably get at least 3/4 of them wrong.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:35 (five months ago) link

I also saw 'Condorman' at the cinema. Cool car, shit movie, fascist imagery...
https://i.makeagif.com/media/10-23-2015/Zk77yG.gif

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:39 (five months ago) link

Also, finally, here's an animated GIF that adequately sums up Brexit:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/ec1ff9d0f7d685c322e766b78b69104a/tumblr_obhystHyC51sqf5tdo1_400.gif

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:43 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Vywcjyt0Y&t=1s

9/11 truther and bloke who has written a self-published book about an alternate reality where Hitler died in WW1 and the US launched multiple nuclear weapons at China - saying it was karma that got Baker sacked because of the disgraceful way he treated Gazza.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:24 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Vywcjyt0Y

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:25 (five months ago) link

don't do drugs, kids

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:28 (five months ago) link

what happens to moaty in this alternative timeline

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:04 (five months ago) link

him and Lord Gascoigne crack the secrets of cold fusion between them.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:17 (five months ago) link

spoilers: the secret ingredient is some fog on the Tyne.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:19 (five months ago) link

reminds me that danny baker guests with kenny lynch, lulu's brother and that bloke from spooky tooth on this gazza album >>>

https://http2.mlstatic.com/lp-gazza-and-friends-lets-have-a-party-D_NQ_NP_734705-MLM25073698268_092016-F.jpg

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:14 (five months ago) link

shame that danny’s gone and ruined that album for me now tbh

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:53 (five months ago) link

the day you walked into a barbers and was greeted by an unsteady looking old man propped up by a walking stick and keenly showing his manual hand clippers. "Do you want a Paul Gascoigne short back and sides lad?". Thats wot brexit wants to bring back!

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:54 (five months ago) link

the spooky tooth guy dying in 1979 is the best thing abt it tbh

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:57 (five months ago) link

cool kids never had the tyne

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:11 (five months ago) link

Yes, it's Son of Spooky Tooth guy, not Spooky Tooth guy. Also can you be called Spooky Tooth guy when you only appeared on one Spooky Tooth album and it's not what you're best known for anyway?

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:14 (five months ago) link

yes

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:15 (five months ago) link

it's canon

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:16 (five months ago) link

Having trouble finding out why Spooky Tooth were called Spooky Tooth.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:17 (five months ago) link

named after the band's favourite DJ and body part

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:18 (five months ago) link

at least it wasn't an acci-dental death.

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:28 (five months ago) link

calz moving in hard on this vacant colin hunt role

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:29 (five months ago) link

:p

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:30 (five months ago) link

That Gazza album only has the man himself on three tracks! Gazza, not Danny Baker. Wot a ripoff. Wot a low moment in Gilbert O'Sullivan's career too.

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:39 (five months ago) link

I bet Danny Baker knows why Spooky Tooth are called Spooky Tooth.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:44 (five months ago) link

now we'll never find out

mark s, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:47 (five months ago) link

imagine if you started getting flashbacks to the Terry Wogan interview, whilst getting interviewed by Danny Baker ...

calzino, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:49 (five months ago) link

And faster than you can say "gor blimey gov'ner luv a duck" he's back in front of adoring crowds.

BBC News - Danny Baker: Standing ovation at first show since Twitter storm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-48249637

Also "Twitter storm"?

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 13 May 2019 05:57 (five months ago) link

this is all really tasteful

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:14 (five months ago) link

Damn he was supposed to go away for good what happened

xyzzzz__, Monday, 13 May 2019 09:21 (five months ago) link

white people have finally forgiven him

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:23 (five months ago) link

He's just performing in front of crowds in his normal manner, he's not milking it.

calzino, Monday, 13 May 2019 09:33 (five months ago) link

no he should fuck himself off a cliff nothing else will atone

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:51 (five months ago) link

sometimes - and i'm just throwing this out there - a period of seemly staying out of the public eye might be in order

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:53 (five months ago) link

he is calm and posting as he always does iirc

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:53 (five months ago) link

perfect

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:56 (five months ago) link

Lol. That's the one.

calzino, Monday, 13 May 2019 09:56 (five months ago) link

nothing about danny baker is about seemliness or not being in the public eye, in particular his job

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:57 (five months ago) link

Well yeah hence fuck him

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:15 (five months ago) link

If was a bit more up for a short period of sweet obscurity he would be a coupla percent less a nauseating cunt for a day, at least.

calzino, Monday, 13 May 2019 10:23 (five months ago) link

fair

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:25 (five months ago) link

Biography is on Kindle daily deal today. #1 bestseller in autobiographies apparently.

koogs, Monday, 20 May 2019 09:32 (four months ago) link

His podcast with Gary Lineker stopped without any announcement.

Lineker has kept schtum on twitter about the whole thing - dunno if he's dropped Baker or they're just letting the dust settle.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 19:34 (four months ago) link


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