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miner2049er
26-11-09, 01:04
Well looky what we have here.

A surprise show? Surely not! (http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/shownotes/2009/roundup011_2009.11.htm)

PoloPlayr
26-11-09, 03:01
Yay! Nice surprise.

Downloading this now, throwing it on my iPod and heading to Starbucks for a gingerbread latte and a mince pie!

SubaruBrat
26-11-09, 03:17
Get ready to spray coffee out your nose when you hear UK's segment.

PoloPlayr
30-11-09, 11:53
Great stuff guys!

Enjoyed it on a flight to Switzerland over the weekend and people around me must've thought I was losing it. Very funny stuff indeed!

BydoEmpire73
01-12-09, 12:05
SoCal Mike's coming out segment was hilarious. Nice job, guys!

Jerky
01-12-09, 03:27
Fan-friggin-tastic!

I'll be listening to this on my morning commute.

Much appreciated!

Bahamut
01-12-09, 11:11
I managed to recognize the game Chunk Out was compared to. The title was Swirl; I'd played it a few times via the Windows version and have seen several other games like it, but easiest for me to remember was based on the Sailor Moon S characters for the Super Famicom.

CinemaslaveJoe
02-12-09, 03:17
This episode was a nice surprise! Thanks, UK and all, for keeping me company on a holiday drive from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Excellent stuff!

-CSJ

readboy
05-12-09, 05:36
Guys, the slickest, funniest episode yet. I went out for my lunch break walk and pissed myself laughing the whole way round my local park. I'm really not sure what the dog walkers thought of me !!!!!!

Long live bald knob arkansas and what a shame about poor old Colin

:SFK

miner2049er
05-12-09, 11:02
Long live bald knob arkansas and what a shame about poor old Colin

:SFK

Boing boing boing.

readboy
06-12-09, 11:18
No way, just found out those places actually exist. I thought you just made them up to take the piss out of our American cousins.

miner2049er
06-12-09, 05:34
No way, just found out those places actually exist. I thought you just made them up to take the piss out of our American cousins.

Open browser, hit Google, type stupid place names in america, hit Search. ;)

GameGavel
06-12-09, 06:11
22. Cockburn, Western Australia (http://www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/)
Although this name is often pronounced "Coburn" by those who stand to lose from its awfulness, who actually reads that when they see this word? Oh, how it burns.

21. Twatt, Orkney, Shetland Islands, Scotland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twatt%2C_Shetland)
The Shetland Islands, pronounced "Shitland Islands" if you have an accent like mine, make up a happy little area north of Scotland where it's too cold for trees to grow. I am related to approximately half the population of the Shetland Islands, share a last name with a quarter of them, and can probably trace my ancestry back to Twatt if I try hard enough. The pride!

20. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakit anatahu, New Zealand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakit anatahu)
Locals call this hill in Hawke's Bay "Taumata" because... Well. Just because.

19. Muff, Ireland
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muff,_County_Donegal)We here at Drivl love puerile humour. They have a town called Muff. Har har har.

18. Looneyville, Texas, United States
Little Looneyville was named for storekeeper John Looney in the early 1870s. But who gives a shit. This is a hilarious name for a town in the state that brought us Dallas (http://www.ultimatedallas.com/), the Bush Twins and Waco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_Siege). How awkward must that be when you go to college? "Hey guys, my name's Sue and I'm from Looneyville!"

17. Titty Hill, Sussex, EnglandFalling squarely into the extensive Stupid Place Names From England category, Titty Hill is probably located just north of...

16. Thong, Kent, EnglandWhich actually is south-east of...

15. Gravesend, Kent, EnglandOh, come on, England. Graves End? What a nasty, depressing little name. You could have at least gone all the way with this one and called it Corpse Feet.

14. Wetwang, Yorkshire... yep! England again! (http://www.driffield.co.uk/wolds_village_wetwang.htm)
Okay, so I'll cut England some slack. It's an old country. You know, if the United States is Google, then England is IBM. Their country is older than KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!ing dirt. They can't be blamed for having names that sound funny in 2007. But this is kind of ridiculous. Wetwang? I'm surprised they don't have towns called Squishy Vagina or Infected Scrotum.

13. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
If I were mayor of Spread Eagle, I'd be making diplomatic advances towards the city leaders over in Wetwang to form a Sister-City relationship. Or maybe more of a Platonic-Friends-City relationship. After that, we'd just take thing slow and see what happened.

12. Bald Knob, Arkansas, United States
Well, I guess it's better than Hairy Knob. I assume England already has that one covered.

11. Cockup, Cumbria, England
Cumbria is a county in the very north-west of England. What the backwoods of Alabama are to America is what Cumbria is to Britain. They talk funny up there. Thus, it isn't thoroughly surprising that they have a town called Cockup. What do you call someone from this place? A Cockupper? Cockupeleite? Cockuppian? Cockupican? I suppose it's mildly better than Wetwangger.

10. Whiskey KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM! Mountain, Washington State, United States
As hard as America tries, it can't compete with Britain's high standards. This was a good effort, though. Well done, Washington.

9. Hookersville, West Virginia
Undoubtedly named before "hooker" meant "prostitute who picks men up on street corners," Hookersville combines two crimes of place-naming. One, a dirty sounding adjective (they couldn't have chosen "Pleasant"? "Sunny"? "Happy"?) And two, they added "ville" to the end of the town's name. Affixing "ville" to the end of a town's name is like dressing your silly little dog in a cardigan and letting him carry his leash around in his mouth. It just makes the poor animal look KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!ing stupid.

8. Hell, Michigan (http://www.hell2u.com/), United States
(http://www.hell2u.com/)The people in this town at least seem to have a good sense of humour about their home's unfortunate name. Although, I'm sure there's some midwestern idiots in Hell who get all offended and defensive when the town shows up on lists like this. I'm looking forward to reading their insightful emails and comments.

7. Toad Suck, Arkansas, United States
So that's what they do down in the big AR.
6. Middelfart, Denmark
I guess it's not so funny to them, but how do we know that "Seattle" doesn't mean "Big Fat Stinking Turd" in Danish? That's right, we don't. And it probably does.
5. Horneytown, North Carolina, United States
Its proximity to Hookersville, West Virginia is no coincidence. I also assume that, like Hookersville, the naming of Horneytown took place before "horney" meant "aching for a hot piece of ass" with an extra "e". But I'm starting to wonder why, pride and tradition aside, the townspeople in these little places never saw it fit to change their homes' names? Do they enjoy being ridiculed by the entire English-speaking world?
4. Shitterton, Dorset, England
I wonder if they bleep out the first part of Shitterton's name if it's mentioned on TV in America?
3. Disappointment, Kentucky, United States
Le sigh. Never mind. You live in a small town in Kentucky. At least it was appropriately named.

2. KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!ing, Austria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!ing,_Austria)
The idiots who live in KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!KABOOM!ing, Austria had a vote in 2004 to determine whether or not they should change the town's name, and you know what they did? They voted against it, preferring instead to put up with international ridicule, numerous stolen road-signs and horrific Google results.

But the hands-down winner, again from New Zealand is:

1. Whakapapa
Why is this the worst place name in the world? In Maori, the native language of New Zealand, the "wh" sound is pronounced "f". Say it aloud in your office and see what happens. http://www.drivl.com/img/eoa.gif

miner2049er
06-12-09, 06:23
LOL, I have actually been to Thong and Wetwang.

readboy
10-12-09, 05:01
I live in Dorset, Shitterton is just down the road.

Although as Dorset / Somerset place names go, I like Rhyme Intrinsica and Kingsbury Episcopy.

njs
17-12-09, 08:30
I managed to recognize the game Chunk Out was compared to. The title was Swirl; I'd played it a few times via the Windows version and have seen several other games like it, but easiest for me to remember was based on the Sailor Moon S characters for the Super Famicom.

I was going to ask if it was like Mahki in Touchmaster for the DS as it sounded very similar.


Nick

GameGavel
17-12-09, 08:34
I was going to ask if it was like Mahki in Touchmaster for the DS as it sounded very similar.


Nick

Ya, I couldn't think of Swirl at the time I was taping, but it was on the tip of my tongue. And yes, just like Mahki too.

teknohed
21-01-10, 09:26
I laughed my ass off at the beginning of this, I love UK making fun of our silly turkey eating traditions.

teknohed
21-01-10, 10:29
Oh my god! Just got to the So Cal Mike might be gay evidence montage. Hilarious. A tip of my cap to you UK MIke.

miner2049er
22-01-10, 10:57
Why thank ya. Oh, and what is your SoCal conclusion?

What's even funnier is that he does this completely by accident and realises it straight away.