Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at talksport

PLTuck

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IMO Talksport started slowly going down the pan the moment it became known as Talksport.

A lot of people will know and some will not that it used to be called Talkradio, with only a sports section. I even remember tuning into the first broadcast from my Uni halls of residence in 1994. It was a great station with, amongst others, Caesar the Geezer, James Whale, Tommy Boyd, Ian Collins etc.

As soon as it became Talksport it started complete over exposure of the subject matter (like SSN) and just slowly became like the Sun on radio, with a load of added shouting. Apart from in the car on the way to and from football I just stopped listening to it. Even that short time sometimes is enough to make me want to turn it off.

Collymore talked some sense, but wasn't a good presenter as he just liked the sound of his own voice and talked over everyone, reducing callers to just stooges for his opinions in that annoying shouting brummy accent.

The fact you mention Cundy and Cascarino as bastions of knowledge on there says it all as they are bellends. Particularly Cascarino.
Caesar the Geezer was a master WUM. He had a bunch of his listeners believing the moon was going to crash into the earth. It was well done because he managed to do it War of the worlds style. There were no traffic updates or news bulletins for 2 or 3 hours. He had "expert guests" discussing it and it was all done in a serious tone.
The funniest thing was that no-one who fell for it thought about checking another source for corroboration before freaking out.

He also did one about being sacked unless he quit smoking or something, but the moon one was epic.
 

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Caesar the Geezer was a master WUM. He had a bunch of his listeners believing the moon was going to crash into the earth. It was well done because he managed to do it War of the worlds style. There were no traffic updates or news bulletins for 2 or 3 hours. He had "expert guests" discussing it and it was all done in a serious tone.
The funniest thing was that no-one who fell for it thought about checking another source for corroboration before freaking out.

He also did one about being sacked unless he quit smoking or something, but the moon one was epic.
The irony being that he was duped himself (5 mins in):

 

Rocksuperstar

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The irony being that he was duped himself (5 mins in):

I'm pretty sure that if the human race survives long enough, we will look back at Chris Morris as a wise man or prophet of some sort. He predicted this brutal decline in general intelligence, he's been catering for the gullibility and attention span of a modern human for thirty years.
 

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When I was growing up to look at porn you had to go through the humiliation of physically buying it in person from the top shelf of a newsagent
Away in Norfolk on a school trip, I was the furthest thing from "one of the lads", i was a chubby nerd (was I said, fuck you guys) but while all the popular lads were egging each other on it suddenly occurred to me that I was miles from home, i'd never have to deal with this place again in my life, so I just strolled in, bold as brass, picked up a four pack of pepsi, stood on the newspapers so I could reach, grabbed a copy of Private (see, none of this Escort bargain basement shenanigans) popped it on the counter and the little woman behind the counter didn't even bat an eyelid. Rang it up, into a brown paper bag and I walked out to the dropped jaws of the cool kids.

Obviously, this wasn't something I could ever really brag about or that could make me popular in a heartbeat, but it did buy me some vague, unspoken respect in as much as I didn't get shit and if anyone did give me shit, one of the big kids would step up. Which was pretty sweet.
 

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Away in Norfolk on a school trip, I was the furthest thing from "one of the lads", i was a chubby nerd (was I said, fuck you guys) but while all the popular lads were egging each other on it suddenly occurred to me that I was miles from home, i'd never have to deal with this place again in my life, so I just strolled in, bold as brass, picked up a four pack of pepsi, stood on the newspapers so I could reach, grabbed a copy of Private (see, none of this Escort bargain basement shenanigans) popped it on the counter and the little woman behind the counter didn't even bat an eyelid. Rang it up, into a brown paper bag and I walked out to the dropped jaws of the cool kids.

Obviously, this wasn't something I could ever really brag about or that could make me popular in a heartbeat, but it did buy me some vague, unspoken respect in as much as I didn't get shit and if anyone did give me shit, one of the big kids would step up. Which was pretty sweet.
So, you were a Fat Nerdy Wanker?
 

Metalhead

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Caesar the Geezer was a master WUM. He had a bunch of his listeners believing the moon was going to crash into the earth. It was well done because he managed to do it War of the worlds style. There were no traffic updates or news bulletins for 2 or 3 hours. He had "expert guests" discussing it and it was all done in a serious tone.
The funniest thing was that no-one who fell for it thought about checking another source for corroboration before freaking out.

He also did one about being sacked unless he quit smoking or something, but the moon one was epic.
I remember the moon colliding with the earth wind up. Rather spoilt when he said that they had contacted NASA for comment but their spokesman was out for lunch.
 

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Away in Norfolk on a school trip, I was the furthest thing from "one of the lads", i was a chubby nerd (was I said, fuck you guys) but while all the popular lads were egging each other on it suddenly occurred to me that I was miles from home, i'd never have to deal with this place again in my life, so I just strolled in, bold as brass, picked up a four pack of pepsi, stood on the newspapers so I could reach, grabbed a copy of Private (see, none of this Escort bargain basement shenanigans) popped it on the counter and the little woman behind the counter didn't even bat an eyelid. Rang it up, into a brown paper bag and I walked out to the dropped jaws of the cool kids.

Obviously, this wasn't something I could ever really brag about or that could make me popular in a heartbeat, but it did buy me some vague, unspoken respect in as much as I didn't get shit and if anyone did give me shit, one of the big kids would step up. Which was pretty sweet.
Ive never heard of Private you posh bastard, it was either Razzle or Fiesta from what I can remember, real birds with staples through their stomachs!
And really grotty readers wives as well...
 

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The same Ceasar the geezer that was on invicta radio in my youth and got sacked for alleged fraud?
I use to see him in the snooker club in Canterbury ploughing money into the £100 jackpot fruit machines. I also remember he did a ruse where he said an asteroid was going to smash into the moon and cause a light so bright it could do permanent damage and advised everyone not to look at the moon......... Half of Kent wandered about looking up to the sky that night :D
 
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BehindEnemyLines

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I switched on the wireless in the car the other day only to hear Toadfish and Jason Donovan are DJ's down my way....... From Neighbours to kent radio - what a career plummet!
 
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