Pod 67 - Simon and Garfunkel's hire car nightmare

How did the beloved singing duo get to Scarborough Fair? Also in this episode, venus fly traps, unstable loo seats, surprisingly posh Transit door locks, football trains, suity shoes, plane funk smells, zombie morris dancing, potatoes in cupholders, affluent foreign spec cars, modern steel wheels and Griff Rhys Jones in his underpants. Plus, top new TV shows George Clarke's Embarrassing Stains, Stealing Cars with James May, and Derek Bell's Amazing Shortcuts plus Nigel Havers is James Bond, licenced to smack cricket balls at people.

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  1. MattLaggs

    MattLaggs

    Maand geleden

    You hit my pet peeve within 5 mins. The fabric in boots and parcel shelves. Absolutely fucking infuriating! Have to Hoover it 10x longer to get rid of dog hair! Without the dog even being in there!

  2. Kevin Hones

    Kevin Hones

    Maand geleden

    Missed a trick there - it’s not BO, it’s BA!… Sorry, I just realised I typed that out loud. Won’t happen again 😮

  3. stiefdb

    stiefdb

    Maand geleden

    I was very happy I had an automatic when I was on holiday driving from campsite to campsite having to left side drive for the first time ever. Would have been quite challenging otherwise d'you know what I mean.

  4. Peter Bustin

    Peter Bustin

    Maand geleden

    Two-twat pontification. Its "open your mouth to prove your an idiot time".

  5. UpsideDownyHead

    UpsideDownyHead

    Maand geleden

    R Line really pisses me off

  6. hairychin

    hairychin

    2 maanden geleden

    Bond may not have gotten distracted by talking about music, but in the book 'Never Send Flowers' he did spend a *whole day* at EuroDisney, watching the parades & went on most of the rides in disguise the day before he had to stop an assassination at the park.

  7. naz dagg

    naz dagg

    2 maanden geleden

    if Morris dancing has nothing to do with Morric cars, what the hell is a "Rattlejag"? in my experience, all Jags have some sort of rattle. are you watching the Jag at Retropowercars? looks like Jag done right.

  8. Christopher Code

    Christopher Code

    2 maanden geleden

    On that sort of things on the car chat podcast!!! Classic!

  9. Draw with Dan

    Draw with Dan

    2 maanden geleden

    Excellence, as usual guys, guys, guys, thank you guys.

  10. Jennifer Albert

    Jennifer Albert

    2 maanden geleden

    Now I want “Jonny Smith’s Punkrock Dirtbag Sports Report” for all the people who don’t like sports but love those who do.

  11. Sam Robinson

    Sam Robinson

    2 maanden geleden

    Jonny, you might be talking about nepenthes? I have a sundew and a pitcher plant which I got in 1st Lockdown, having wanted carnivorous plants since childhood - they are ace! They really help get rid of flies, and are far more environmental than nasty sprays 😊👍🏻

  12. Ben Day

    Ben Day

    2 maanden geleden

    I'm coming to the Kent show gents, looking forward to it.

  13. Geoff Saunders

    Geoff Saunders

    2 maanden geleden

    Shoe colours and suits. I worked 12 years in Russia and at some obviously agreed - but unknown to me - date every year all the men in offices would start to wear suits which ran the whole colour spectrum of beige, off white, stone, ivory, bone, vanilla and cream with various disgusting polyester ties. But to finish off the ensemble they would all wear (not at all) matching cheese grater shoes and man-bags.

  14. taxus750

    taxus750

    2 maanden geleden

    Never mind Manchester - what if Paul and Art got a package deal and (after a 4-hour refuelling at Keflavik) landed at Prestwick? What would Hertz have had on offer? Anglia105E gents?

  15. Dudley Allen

    Dudley Allen

    2 maanden geleden

    There is (or was ) a Renault model called the "Fluence" and I am always sorely and childishly tempted to add an EF to the beginning of that name !

    • benzinapaul

      benzinapaul

      2 maanden geleden

      The Lancia Thesis aka Faeces always springs to mind too

  16. Brumsgrub

    Brumsgrub

    2 maanden geleden

    You two really should have a listen to test match special, I would love to hear your take on it

  17. taxus750

    taxus750

    2 maanden geleden

    Jonny @ 1:55 or so - pitcher plant (several genera in the Sarraceniaceae)

  18. Jonathan Beale

    Jonathan Beale

    2 maanden geleden

    Remind me. What happened to the chance of having and Aldays and Onions car stick. Is it because someone owns the rights to the name?

  19. Brumsgrub

    Brumsgrub

    2 maanden geleden

    Cheers lads, have a good week everybody.

  20. Doug Hawkes

    Doug Hawkes

    2 maanden geleden

    Transit lock was redesigned coz they were easy to break into I think- probably y it looks pretty to hide the extra bulk

  21. Pluckin' A

    Pluckin' A

    2 maanden geleden

    Well, the briefly mentioned Eric Bell is, in fact, a founding member and the original guitarist of Thin Lizzy. You hear him doing lead guitar on their famous arrangement of 'Whiskey In the Jar', and he's also credited with coming up with the band's name. Not sure he's related to the legendary racing driver, Five-Time-Le-Mans-Winner-Derek Bell, though.

  22. FRSHNMNTY

    FRSHNMNTY

    2 maanden geleden

    18:30 - I started drinking Bud light recently for it's low calorie content not for it's lower alcohol volume. After losing weight from running since February I didn't want to ruin it all with beer dring the Euros. 29:50 - Can you confirm that's tromboning miners as opposed to minors?! 39:00 - Rolls Royce peasant spec - Now drifter Shane Lynch (former Boyzone) did a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow on steels but he did go down the matt black paint and JDM wide arches route so probably taken too far.

  23. Oosh21

    Oosh21

    2 maanden geleden

    Terry Pratchett had the Lancre Morris Men defeat the evil elves with the Stick and Bucket Dance which had been banned for leaving Mr Thrupp with a limp. Not to mention it being deemed sexual morrisment to perform in front of women.

    • Rich Aardvark

      Rich Aardvark

      2 maanden geleden

      Sexual Morrisment is when randy Morris dancers get a bit frisky up in your grill.

  24. Trent Trevorrow

    Trent Trevorrow

    2 maanden geleden

    Wee Jackie (Stewart) needs to do a foreword for Smith and Sniff's 'On That Side of Things' book. "This book is as interesting as my Scorpio"

  25. Peter Gilbert

    Peter Gilbert

    2 maanden geleden

    Oh Mr Smith your live show my tip get a proper sound engineer for the event after having just watched your Shmee fiasco with the sound and your previous live Q & A s. It’s now time for a professional. That’s my rant but would not miss an episode 👍

    • benzinapaul

      benzinapaul

      2 maanden geleden

      yes Jonny must have super good hearing if he thinks the sound levels are right

  26. Rich Aardvark

    Rich Aardvark

    2 maanden geleden

    At the end of the day he turned around and said on this side of things

  27. David Daley

    David Daley

    2 maanden geleden

    Flights between New York and Manchester started in 1953.

  28. Jæ Š

    Jæ Š

    2 maanden geleden

    Try XXXX Gold lads. 3.5%alc good for drinking in the Aussie sun.

    • pokinacha

      pokinacha

      2 maanden geleden

      Or buy VB, pour it into a glass, then pour it out and fill the glass with water for EXACTLY THE SAME TASTE. Balter Captain Sensible is the BEST Australian Mid-strength

  29. Eugene Fraxby

    Eugene Fraxby

    2 maanden geleden

    The NEC Vauxhall conference would have benefitted from an appearance by the legendary Network Q grot stash.

    • Jonathan Beale

      Jonathan Beale

      2 maanden geleden

      Yes, a small stall tucked away near the toilets. Of course when S & G car breaks down they can sing The Sound of Silence

  30. Tom Betts

    Tom Betts

    2 maanden geleden

    First time I'm this early OTSOT

  31. rob everest

    rob everest

    2 maanden geleden

    Yippee!!!!

  32. Nick the Hippy

    Nick the Hippy

    2 maanden geleden

    Evening.

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