Transcripts of Dave's Tedious Links
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Today's Tedious Link:

Tone Loc and Wild Thing

Today's Transcript:

The Verve Lucky Man - Verve rhymes with swerve which is what you might be forced to do if a cow were to jump a fence and land in front of you on a dual carriageway - A Dual Carriageway as the name suggests consists of two lanes as perhaps would a very small regional bowling alley - A bowling alley is somewhere that involves the wearing of strange and unfamiliar shoes - Shoes often have laces - If you add a “p” to the front of the word laces you get places which is what you might find on a map - A map is difficult to fold and in that respect is not wholly dissimilar to a complex origami puzzle - A puzzle is something you might do on a long train journey - A long train journey can be tiring and leave you feeling exhausted - Exhausted is how you might look having just completed a marathon - Marathon is the old name for Snickers - Snickers are packed with peanuts - Peanuts was a cartoon that featured Charlie Brown and Woodstock - and Woodstock was like the original festival back in 1969 where flower crazed hippies indulged themselves with free love, tie dye and veggie burgers in an orgy of non-conformity that had the establishment worried by the actions of the uncontrollable Wild Things - Which links us predictably to Tone Loc and Wild Thing.
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Today's Tedious Link:

U2 and Even Better Than The Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix)

Today's Transcript:

Tone Loc Wild Thing - Wild Thing was also the title of a number one for The Troggs in 1966, the year that England won the World Cup and Kenneth Wolstenholme coined the now legendary phrase They Think It’s All Over - They Think It’s All Over is hosted by Nick Hancock - If you remove the first three letters of Hancock you’re left simply with * which is what wakes up many people living in rural areas - Rural areas tend to be less built up than urban areas and are usually more spread out to form a less densely populated big area - Big Area was a 1989 hit for Then Jerico - Jericho is a place that is featured in the bible - Bible rhymes with libel which is something that might require a court appearance and in that respect shares something in common with arson - Arsene Wenger is the manager of Arsenal - Arsenal took their name from Woolwich Arsenal in South East London - London Calling was a 1979 hit for The Clash - Clash rhymes with mash - For Mash Get Smash and Smash is kind of like powdered mash potato, perfect for people who either don’t know how to peel a potato, don’t own a potato masher or are currently enrolled in Further Education - for whom instant mash potato is both convenient and filling and is described by some of it’s greatest supporters as being (in some cases) “even better than the real thing” - Which links us to U2 and Even Better Than The Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix).

Tedious Facts:

ORIGINAL MIX ON ACHTUNG BABY (Perfecto Mix on CD Single)
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Today's Tedious Link:

No Doubt and Just A Girl

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U2 Even Better Than The Real Thing - U2’s drummer is called Larry - Larry Hagman starred in Dallas - Dallas is home of the Dallas Cowboys - Cowboys are skilled in the arts of rodeo and lasoo - The word Lasoo shouldn’t be mistaken for Lassie who was the worlds most famous collie - Cauliflower is a primary ingredient in the dish Cauliflower Cheese - Cheese is what a photographer may say before taking a picture of you - Picture Of You was a 1997 hit for Boyzone - Boyzone star Keith Duffy is now an actor and in that respect shares something in common with Piers Brosnan - Piers Brosnan is Irish of course - Irish immigrants fled to America during the potato famine - The word famine interestingly shares many of the same letters as the word Eminem - Eminem starred in the recent autobiographical blockbuster 8 Mile - 8 Mile is approximately the difference between Oldham and Rochdale - Rochdale sounds a bit like Rossdale as in Gavin Rossdale from Bush - and Gavin Rossdale from Bush is married to Gwen Stefani, who is of course the lead singer of No Doubt - Which links us to No Doubt and Just A Girl.
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Today's Tedious Link:

SL2 and On A Ragga Tip

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No Doubt Just A Girl - No Doubt are fronted by Gwen Stefani - Stefanie Powers played Jennifer Hart in Hart To Hart alongside her on screen husband who was played by Robert Wagner - Wagner in Germany is pronounced “Vargner” as in Wagner who was a famous composer a bit like Mozart - Mozart’s middle name was Amadeus - Rock Me Amadeus was a number one for Falco in 1986, the same year that Every Loser Wins topped the chart for Nick Berry - Nick Berry is probably best known for his role in Heartbeat - Heartbeat was set in Yorkshire as was Last Of The Summer Wine which featured the much loved characters Nora Batty and Compo - Both Nora Batty and Compo have links to footballers in the form of Nora’s namesake David Batty and Compo’s soundalike Ivan Campo who plays for Bolton - Bolton Wanderers boast several celebrity fans including Radio 1’s very own Vernon Kay who hosted last nights NME Awards where we were beaten by Zane Lowe - Zane Lowe has got dark hair as has Ricky Gervais who stars in The Office - The Office is set in Slough and if you had an office in the Slough area, the chances are that your postcode would be SL1, SL4 or even SL2 - Which links us to SL2 and On A Ragga Tip.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Beck and Loser

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SL2 On A Ragga Tip - On A Ragga Tip is where you might dump your unwanted Beenie Man records - Records of an athletic nature are there to be broken - Broken Wings was a 1985 hit for Mr. Mister - Mister Ed was the name of a famous talking horse - A horse is measured in hands - Hans Blix is a top UN weapons inspector - Inspector Gadget had go go gadget legs - Legs was a hit for ZZ Top - ZZ Top are normally the last band in your collection when you order your CDs alphabetically - If you remove the “ically” from alphabetically, you’re left with alphabet as in Alphabet Street which was a hit for Prince in 1988 - the same year that the Olympics were held in Seoul - Soul Man was a 1986 film starring Thomas Howell - How Will I know was big hit for Whitney Houston in the same year - A year can be split up into twelve similar sized chunks called months such as August, July or March - March is month number 3 - 3 is the amount of brothers who made up the band Hanson - and Hanson is also the surname of Beck Hanson or Beck as he is known publically, who penned the superb track Loser - Which links us to Beck and Loser.
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Today's Tedious Link:

George Michael and Freedom 90

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Beck Loser - Loser is the opposite of winner, as in Michael Winner the star of the “Calm Down” adverts - Calm down is what you might say to an excitable child who’s just drunk a very sugary and fizzy drink - Fizzy drinks are often sold in cans - The word “cans” rhymes with Franz as in Franz Ferdinand who are currently enjoying chart success with their single Take Me Out - Take Me Out is what you imagine a dog might say when desperate for the toilet, if they could speak the same language as us which of course they can’t - Can’t Fight This Feeling was a big hit for Reo Speedwagon - Wagons lead horses, as do jockeys - Jocky Wilson is a huge name in the world of darts - The singular of darts is dart which as well as being something you might throw in a pub is the name of a river in South West England - South West England is the region that contains both Devon and Cornwall - Cornwall has produced many famous people in recent times, including Fame Academy winner Alex Parks and Everton goalkeeper Nigel Martyn - Nigel Martyn is a car owner as is Andrew Ridgeley - and Andrew Ridgeley was the former musical partner of George Michael until he decided to ditch the foppish loser and make a break for solo stardom and musical freedom - Which links us to George Michael and Freedom 90.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Duran Duran and The Reflex

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George Michael Freedom 90 - George Michael is a famous Greek much like Jennifer Aniston and Nemone - Nemone is an athlete and follows in the sweaty footsteps of Sebastian Coe and Daley Thompson - Daley Thompson shares one of his names in common with TV presenter Tess Daly who is of course married to Vernon Kay - Vernon Kay supports Bolton Wanderers - Bolton Wanderers are nicknamed the Trotters - The Trotters in the world of classic British telly lived in Nelson Mandela house - Nelson Mandela has spent time in prison, as has Duncan Ferguson - Duncan Ferguson shares the same surname as Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess Of York - York is where you can change for connecting train services to Scarborough - Scarborough is famous for its fair - A fare is what you have to pay before exiting a taxi - Taxi was a programme starring Mr Danny DeVito - DeVito is a surname that originates from somewhere in Europe like Italy or France or somewhere - a bit like the names Le Tissier, Le Saux or Le Bon - and when you think of the name Le Bon in the context of Brits Lifetime Achievement Award winners, you think of Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran - Which links us to Duran Duran and The Reflex.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Limp Bizkit and Take A Look Around

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Duran Duran The Reflex - Reflex is a term referring to an angle that is greater than 180 degrees - 180 degrees minus 177 degrees is 3 degrees - The Three Degrees were a US three-piece girl group, a bit like Destiny’s Child - Destiny’s Child were the band that launched Beyonce - Beyonce rhymes with fiance which is a term for someone you plan to marry or I suppose to use house buying terminology “is under offer” - An offer needs to be accepted, as does a donor organ in a life saving transplant operation - Operation Desert Storm took place in the Middle East - East is the opposite of West - Westlife are big mates with Ronan Keating - Ronan Keating shares the same surname as Karen Keating who is actually the daughter of Gloria Hunniford - If you remove the “ford” bit of Hunniford you’re left simply with Hunni - Honey is made by a bee - B is the first letter of many words in the English Language, including bicycle, bisexual and biscuit - and when you think of the word “Biscuit” in the context of American rock bands who have contributed musically to the soundtrack of a major Hollywood blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, you think of Limp Bizkit - Which links us to Limp Bizkit and Take A Look Around.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Faithless and Insomnia

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Limp Bizkit Take A Look Around - Limp Bizkit are fronted by Fred Durst - Fred Durst shares the same first name as Fred Talbot who used to do the floating weather map thing in the Albert Dock on Richard and Judy - Richard and Judy are married to each other, as are Lee Chapman and Leslie Ash - Ash are from Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland are now managed by former Wimbledon cup hero Lawrie Sanchez, who I think is of Mexican ancestry - Mexicans are famous for wearing sombreros and eating nachos - The singular of nachos is nacho which rhymes with macho, as in So Macho which was a 1986 hit for Sinitta who used to go out with Simon Cowell - Cowell rhymes with towel which is something you might need after a bath - Bath the city is famous for it’s rugby - Rugby players often have cauliflower ears - Cauliflower ears shouldn’t be mistaken for Cauliflower cheese which is a good vegetable accompaniment to a hearty meal - and a hearty meal shouldn’t be eaten too late at night otherwise it could result in indigestion, which in turn could lead to you not sleeping - Which is known medically as Insomnia - Which links us to Faithless and Insomnia.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Primal Scream and Rocks

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Faithless Insomnia - Insomnia is something that affects David Baddiel - David Baddiel is mates with Frank Skinner - Frank Skinner supports West Brom - West Brom are managed by Gary Megson - Gary Megson shares the same first name as Gary Kemp who is the brother of Martin Kemp who’s married to Shirley from Pepsi and Shirley, who used to be a backing singer for Wham - If you remove the first letter of the word “Wham” you’re left with ham which is a good thing to put in an omelette - You can’t make omelettes without breaking a few eggs - Eggs have shells, as do turtles - Turtles rhymes with Birtles, as in Gary Birtles who used to play for Forest - Forest fruits is a popular flavour of yoghurt - Yoghurt needs to be refrigerated, as does milk - Milk comes from cows - Cows are not allowed to vote, not even when they are 18 - 18 is the amount of wheels normally found on a juggernaut - The word “juggernaut” shares the same word ending as the word astronaut which is somebody who goes to space and different planets and stuff - and it has been proven over the years that different planets are made up of different types of rocks - Which links us to Primal Scream and Rocks.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Kylie Minogue and Confide In Me

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Primal Scream Rocks - Primal Scream are fronted by Bobby Gillespie, who shouldn’t be mistaken for Dizzy Gillespie who plays the trumpet - The trumpet was formerly the instrument of choice of EastEnders character Sonia Jackson - Sonia Jackson shares the same surname as welsh athlete Colin Jackson who I think is from Cardiff, as is Charlotte Church - Charlotte Church is a female singer of an operatic nature and in that respect shares something in common with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who is from New Zealand - New Zealand is where Daniel Bedingfield is currently recuperating after a nasty accident, which involves him wearing a head brace which I think is a type of neck protection - Neck protection in the form of a neck brace is also worn by Avid Merrion, although in his case I think it’s purely cosmetic - Cosmetics are bought predominantly by women, as are tights - Tights are sold in chemists even though I always think they look slightly out of place - Plaice is a type of fish - Fish are regarded as being seafood, as are prawns and shrimps and stuff - Shrimps are traditionally thrown on the barbie by Australians - and when you think of Australians or more importantly celebrity Australians who have been hugely successful in the world of pop music and have a particularly attractive bottom, you think of Kylie Minogue - Which links us to Kylie Minogue and Confide In Me.
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Today's Tedious Link:

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and Boom! Shake The Room

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Kylie Minogue Confide In Me - Confide in me is what somebody might say when trying to gain your trust - If you remove the first letter of the word “trust” you’re left simply with rust which is something which affects bicycles - Bicycles are a popular form of transport in Holland - Holland is the worlds largest producer of clogs - Clogs are worn on the feet, as are socks - The word “socks” shares many of the same letters as the word “sacks” which are used for the transportation of potatoes - Potatoes need to be peeled, as do oranges - Oranges are a primary ingredient in the manufacture of marmalade - Marmalade can also be made at home by amateur preserve enthusiasts, as can chutney - Chutney is a nice accompaniment to poppadoms, which in turn are complimented by kingfisher - Kingfisher shouldn’t be mistaken for Carrie Fisher who played Princess Leia in Star Wars and had that hair that resembled a pair of bagels or seashells - Shells of a different type are fired from a mortar launcher - and if a stray mortar shell were to accidentally hit your home, it would no doubt create a loud “Boom” and “Shake The Room” - Which links us to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and Boom! Shake The Room.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Pulp and Common People

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Boom! Shake The Room - The Fresh Prince is the alter ego of Will Smith - Will Smith is from Philadelphia, the city that provided the American leg of Live Aid - Live Aid was the brainchild of Bob Geldof - Bob Geldof shares the same first name as Bob Holness who presented Blockbusters - Blockbusters involved a gold run - A Gold Run shouldn’t be mistaken for a black run which is a very tricky slope when skiing - Skiing involves the wearing of warm clothes, as does ice skating - Ice Skating is regarded as being a winter sport, as is curling - Curling tongs have nothing to do with the sport of curling and are in fact a device used for the styling of hair - Hair can be grown on various parts of the body such as the head, the back and inside the ears - Ears can be pierced, as can nipples - Nipples rhymes with ripples, which is what would be created on a still pond with the splash of a small stone - A stone is what was traditionally used to sharpen knives - Knives are made in Sheffield - and Sheffield is the home city of Jarvis * and his band Pulp - Which links us to Pulp and Common People.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Bass-O-Matic and Fascinating Rhythm

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Pulp Common People - Pulp is part of an orange - An orange is a fruit that can be made into a juice and in that respect shares something in common with grapefruit and apples - Apples have a core, as does the earth - Earth rhymes with girth which is a word to describe the circumference of a tree - Trees have leaves - Leaves need sunlight to perform photosynthesis - If you remove the last 8 letters of the word “photosynthesis” you’re left with photos, which you get back from the chemist - Chemist shop exteriors often feature a green cross - The Green Cross Code however, teaches people the best way to cross the road - Roads have cat's eyes - Cat’s Eyes was also the name of a mid 80’s drama series based around an all female detective agency, which starred Leslie Ash - Leslie Ash does the Homebase ads with Neil Morrissey - and Neil Morrissey does a lot of good work for charity which sees him venture to far off places such as Africa, where he meets local people and experiences their culture and music, which is often played on tribal drums and creates a captivating and truly “fascinating rhythm” - Which links us to Bass-O-Matic and Fascinating Rhythm.
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Today's Tedious Link:

asis and Live Forever

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Bass-O-Matic Fascinating Rhythm - Rhythm is one of the few words in the English language that contains no vowels - Vowels and consonants are handed out to Countdown Contestants by Carol Vorderman - Carol Vorderman is from North Wales, as is Lisa Scott Lee formerly of Steps - Steps are also known as Stairs - Stairs for some people can be a problem but this problem can be eliminated with the installation of a stairlift from Stannah - Stannah shouldn’t be mistaken for Stena who operate cross channel ferries - Ferries to the Isle Of Wight sail from Southampton - Southampton is both nice and great - Great Balls Of Fire was a big hit for Jerry Lee Lewis in 1957 - 1957 was the year that saw the birth of both Dawn French and Osama Bin Laden - Osama Bin Laden is famous for having a beard, as is Ricky Tomlinson - Ricky Tomlinson starred in the Royle Family - and the theme tune to the Royle Family was written and performed by Oasis - Which again links us to Oasis and Live Forever (it’s second Tedious Link play on Breakfast already).
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Stereo MC’s and Connected

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Oasis Live Forever - Somebody that lives forever could be described as being eternal - Eternal are the band that launched the beautiful Louise - Louise is married to Jamie Redknapp - Jamie Redknapp shares the same surname as Harry Redknapp - Harry Redknapp is the manager of Portsmouth - Portsmouth is on the south coast - If you add an “e” and an “r” to the word coast you get coaster, which is what you put your drink on to stop it marking the table - The plural of table is tables - Tables need chairs - Chairs have legs, as do lions - A group of lions is called a pride - Pride (In The Name Of Love) was a big hit for U2 in 1984, the same year that the Christmas charts were topped by Band Aid - A Band Aid is the American term for a plaster - A plaster cast is what you put on a broken leg - and if your leg was broken properly, the plaster cast would allow the bone to heal and enable the two broken bits to fuse together and become once again Connected - Which links us to The Stereo MC’s and Connected.
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Today's Tedious Link:

All Saints and Never Ever

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Stereo MC’s Connected - Connected is how you might be described if you knew all the cool cats around town - Town is the opposite of country, as in Country File which is hosted by John Craven - John Craven shares the same surname as Beverley Craven - Beverley Craven plays the piano, as does Elton John - Elton John is a celebrity glasses wearer, as is snooker legend Dennis Taylor - Taylor is the surname that links Duran Duran stars Andy, John and Roger - Roger Whittaker is the world's most famous whistler - Whistler is the name of a ski resort - Ski resorts have runs - Runs rhymes with nuns, as in Nuns On The Run which was a film starring Robbie Coltrane - Robbie Coltrane starred as Cracker - The plural of cracker is crackers - Crackers are traditionally bought at Christmas - and Christmas is a time of giving, especially towards those less fortunate than ourselves, like the homeless and the hungry who often receive a hot meal at Christmas time from kind and charitable people in the community - and I suppose these kind people could all be described as Saints, or if you like you could say that they’re “All Saints” - Which links us to All Saints and Never Ever.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Guns N’ Roses and Sweet Child O’ Mine

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All Saints Never Ever - Former All Saint Natalie Appleton is married to Liam Howlett - If you remove the first letter of the word “Howlett” you get owlett, which is a term for a baby owl - The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat - Boat rhymes with goat, which is an animal capable of making cheese and in that respect shares something in common with a cow - Cowes is a place on The Isle Of Wight - White is a colour frequently worn by dental hygienists - Dental Hygienists are in the business of teeth - Teeth are a part of the body that you brush, another part of course being your hair - A hare of a different type is very similar to a rabbit - Rabbits eat carrots - Carrots are orange, as is a clementine - Clementine was a hit for Mark Owen - Mark Owen shares the same surname as Michael Owen - Michael Owen has just become the proud father of a baby girl and I would imagine that when he is walking around with his new born daughter, passers by would probably look in the pram and say “Oh, what a sweet child” - and I imagine perhaps that Michael’s response would be something like “Thank you, yes..she’s a sweet child of mine” - Which links us to Guns N’ Roses and Sweet Child O’ Mine.
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Bucketheads and The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)

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Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash was actually born Saul Hudson in Stoke on Trent - The River Trent also flows through Nottingham - Nottingham Forest are now managed by Joe Kinnear - If you add a “y” on the end of the word Kinnear you get Kinneary, which sounds a bit like canary which is a type of bird - A bird is an animal that has a beak - Beak rhymes with geek which is slang term for somebody who’s not very cool and probably works in computers - Computers, or rather the first computer, was invented by Mr Charles Babbage - Babbage rhymes with cabbage which is a type of food that can be boiled and in that respect shares something in common with an egg - Egg rhymes with leg, as in Doctor Leg who was the resident GP in EastEnders - EastEnders are fond of eating eels - and eels are kept in a bucket before being sold in an authentic * market, and if you took all of the eels out of the bucket and then put the bucket on your head in an amusing “knees up muvva braaan” kind of way, they’d probably call you a buckethead - Which links us to The Bucketheads and The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind).
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Today's Tedious Link:

Coldplay and Shiver

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The Bucketheads The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) - The phrase “the bomb” is actually street jive for something that is really good - Good Thing was a 1989 hit for The Fine Young Cannibals - Other pop music references including the use of the word cannibal include I Eat Cannibals by Toto Coelo - If you remove the “Coelo” part of Toto Coelo you get Toto, who were a band that had a hit with Africa and also the name of Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard Of Oz - Oz is what the locals call Australia - Australia is the birthplace of our good friend Ms Kylie Minogue - Kylie rhymes with wiley, which is a bit like cunning and is a word often used to describe coyotes - Coyotes are ugly - Ugly Kid Joe had a hit with Everything About You in 1992, the same year that Sleeping Satellite was a number one for Tasmin Archer - Tasmin Archer shares the same surname as Jeffrey Archer - Jeffrey Archer is an author and in that respect shares something in common with Robert Louis Stevenson - Stevenson (first name George) invented the steam train - Steam is created when hot air meets cold - and Coldplay once had an early hit with their cold themed single entitled Shiver - Which links us to Coldplay and Shiver.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Seal and Crazy

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Coldplay Shiver - Shiver is what an eskimo would be forced to do if somebody had mistakenly taken his or her coat - Coat rhymes with stoat, which is a bit like a wheezily ferret sort of thing with sharp teeth that would cut you if bitten hard - Other animals that possess sharp and dangerous teeth include snakes, sharks and tigers - Tigers are a famous type of striped animal and in that respect are a bit like zebras - The word “zebras” shares many of the same letters as the word “Seabreem”, which is a type of fish - Fish or more precisely domestic fish live in tanks - Tanks rhymes with shanks, which is a cut of lamb popular for use in stews - Stews are good in the winter, as are woolly hats - Hats are worn on the head - and the head is a part of the body that can (if trained) be used to do tricks with a ball - However, this ability is not just restricted to humans because some of the best headers of the ball are actually seals - Which links us to Seal and Crazy.
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Prodigy and Breathe

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Seal Crazy - As well as being a singer, a way of closing an envelope, and a sea mammal capable of clapping and balancing a ball on it’s head, a seal can also be a stamp of approval - Approval needs to be granted before you can proceed - “Proceed with caution” sounds like the sort of thing that might be said by a driving instructor - Driving instructors have to be registered and approved, and in that respect share something in common with dentists - Dentists use drills, as do those involved in the installation of oil rigs - Riggs is the name of the character in the Lethal Weapon films that is played by actor Mel Gibson - Gibson is a famous make of guitar - Guitars require strings, as do Venetian blinds and hammocks - If you remove the “ham” from hammocks, you’re left simply with mocks which are something you’d probably have to do if you were a student - Students have loans - Loans rhymes with phones - Phones need to be paid for and therefore generate bills - Bills rhymes with gills - and gills are the part of the fish which enable it to survive underwater and therefore breathe - Which links us to The Prodigy and Breathe.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Natalie Imbruglia and Torn

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The Prodigy Breathe - If you remove the last letter of the word “breathe” you get breath, which is something you can see on a cold day - Other things commonly seen on cold days include gloves, gritting lorries and ice skaters on frozen ponds - Frozen ponds can be hazardous and should only be skated on if you know the ice is reassuringly thick - Thick is a word often associated with bread - “Bread of heaven, feed me now and ever more” - “Ever More” shares the same phonetic word ending as both Roger Moore and Karrimor, who make rucksacks - Rucksacks are commonly worn by ramblers - Ramblers walk over hill, field and dale and by and large respect the public footpaths, highways and byways of The United Kingdom - The United Kingdom actually includes Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, two of which are in the same qualifying group as England for the 2006 World Cup which takes place in Germany - Germany used to be made up of two countries called West Germany and East Germany, which were separated by a large wall that was very big but not as big as The Great Wall Of China, which is one of the only man-made walls clearly visible from space - and Space the band had a Top 14 hit with Avenging Angels in 1997, the same year bizarrely that Natalie Imbruglia reached number 2 with her monstrous hit Torn - Which links us to Natalie Imbruglia and Torn.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Groove Armada and If Everybody Looked The Same

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Natalie Imbruglia Torn - Torn is what happens to your trousers if you snag them on a spike when climbing over railings - Railings tend to be a good place to chain bicycles - Bicycles rhymes with icicles which is what you might get on your beard if you were lost in the Arctic, trapped for days inside a block of ice - Ice can be made at home by filling an ice tray with water and leaving it in the freezer compartment of your fridge - The Fridge was the nickname of American football player William “The Fridge” Perry - William Perry shares the same surname as Fred Perry, who gave his name to the famous style of tennis shirts - Tennis shirts tend to be white, as do polar bears for reasons of camouflage - Camouflage was the title of a top 4 hit in 1986 for Stan Ridgway - Stan Ridgway shares the same christian name as Stan Collymore - Stan Collymore is a big fan of cars and has owned several of them over the years, which he’s enjoyed driving to various different locations - Locations can be found with the aid of maps - and the first maps were created by early explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Captain Cook, who sailed the oceans of the world with their fearsome armada - Which links us to Groove Armada and If Everybody Looked The Same.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Chumbawamba and Tubthumping

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Groove Armada If Everybody Looked The Same - If everybody looked the same it would be like living in a world of clones - If you remove the “l” from clones you get cones which are an edible receptacle, ideal for the serving of ice cream - Ice cream comes in many different flavours, my favourite being vanilla - Vanilla the short-lived girl band scored a top 14 hit in 1997 with No Way No Way - Whey of a different type is the food stuff that is often combined with curds - Kurds as in the people come from a region that now includes part of Northern Iraq - Iraq is one of the few countries in the world that is spelt with just four letters, another one of course being it’s neighbour Iran - Considering it’s a quite a hot place with lots of deserts, Iran ironically is an anagram of rain - Rain was a top 7 hit in 1993 for Madonna - Madonna used to be married to the actor Sean Penn - If you add an “e” to the end of the name Penn you get Penne which is a type of pasta - Pasta and sauce provides a quick and easy meal for students - Students hang out at university - and university is where the band Chumbawamba were formed, through their mutual love of political activism, left wing ideals and trumpet based politipop - Which links us to Chumbawamba and Tubthumping.
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