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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Possibly slightly outside the remit of this thread, but I'm thinking of taking a break from Twitter before my aversion to Scottish nationalists reaches a level where I'm at risk of committing a hate crime.
 

catalog

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haunting

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you wouldn't get away with it now
 

william_kent

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There were other asides too though... poking fun at reports that the Krankies were, erm, swingers. So, is it true?

“No,” says Ian. “It was never orgies or wife-swapping parties or swingers’ clubs. We just had a bit of a wild spell when we had lots of fun – our Dirty Thirties.”

And what exactly did that involve?

“Well,” Janette explains: “We were doing a revue act in 1981, which featured a magician who had a leopard called Scorpio in his act.

“He had a lion tamer called Rocky and an assistant called Angie – so I had a little ding-dong with Rocky and Ian did the same with Angie.

“Ian used to joke that I’d come home smelling of leopard while he’d get back with glitter on his bits.”

“We had an anywhere, anytime attitude to sex but we each knew what the other was doing,” says Janette.

““But as we got more famous on kids’ TV we were playing with fire. We didn’t want kiss and tell stories coming out, so we calmed down.”

After the incident with Status Quo’s tour bus, presumably?

“Ah yes,”says Ian. “We needed a bus for our support act, a five piece band and a troupe of dancers. Status Quo kindly leant us theirs.

“But when we handed it back a week later it was trashed. Even the rockers were gobsmacked.”
 

william_kent

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They also admitted that they enjoyed sex on golf courses and once nearly got swept out to sea after getting amorous on a boat.

Janette said: “We nearly ended up in France. I couldn’t make it last that long now.”

The much-loved Krankies stars agree that they were lucky to escape any publicity over their activities and admit that it would be a very different story these days.

Ian said: “Today it would be in the papers instantly. In those days people were very good.”
 

william_kent

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The pair [Krankies] also discussed a bar fight with magician Paul Daniels that followed a show in Jersey.

"I was a bit punchy when I was in my 30s," said Ian. "I think [Paul] must have said something to contradict what I was saying. I just went bang and he went off the chair and the whole bar applauded and said it was time somebody did that."
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
The pair [Krankies] also discussed a bar fight with magician Paul Daniels that followed a show in Jersey.

"I was a bit punchy when I was in my 30s," said Ian. "I think [Paul] must have said something to contradict what I was saying. I just went bang and he went off the chair and the whole bar applauded and said it was time somebody did that."
Anyone who's walloped Paul Daniels is an OK bloke in my book.
 

wektor

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Janette said: “We nearly ended up in France. I couldn’t make it last that long now.”

The much-loved Krankies stars agree that they were lucky to escape any publicity over their activities and admit that it would be a very different story these days.

Ian said: “Today it would be in the papers instantly. In those days people were very good.”
sounds like your usual brits on holidays
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Middle-aged women who feel compelled to warn you in their Twitter bio that they're "sweary".
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Have you seen this thing where they think someone has said something stupid about subject x and their opponent highlights it by saying "Tell me you know nothing about x without telling me you know nothing about x" - people think it's witty but it's so clumsy and long-winded, especially cos x is almost always really long too - so you end up with something that packs no punch whatsoever

"Tell me you know nothing about the complex series of entwined relationships that have historically underpinned the treatment of the development and spread of postcolonialism in the novels of Enid Blyton without telling me that you know nothing about the complex series of entwined relationships that have historically underpinned the treatment of the development and spread of postcolonialism in the novels of Enid Blyton"

Isn't the Wildean zinger they obviously think it is. Especially when you've seen the exact same put down used 84 times already today.
 

version

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"Tell me you know nothing about Ukrainian antisemitism without telling me you know nothing about Ukrainian antisemitism,"
-- Oliver Craner, Esq.​
 
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