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CYCM 29/05/17: Shamesborough Gin ‘n’ Tea
April 25, 2017 – 10:39 pm | No Comment
CYCM 29/05/17: Shamesborough Gin ‘n’ Tea

Shame is a funny thing, isn’t it? It’s not something you’d purposely go out of your way to experience, but if millennia of biblical guilt has taught us anything, it’s that there’s always a need …

CYCM 25/03/17: Be Stillia, My Battling Art
March 21, 2017 – 10:33 pm | No Comment
CYCM 25/03/17: Be Stillia, My Battling Art

Edward Bulwer-Lytton probably thought of himself as a right old smarty pants, and not just because of the double-barrelled surname. The novelist, playwright and all round clever clogs first coined the phrase ‘The pen is …

Klar Könnt Ihr Malcolm Und Dietrich 04/02/17: 1993 -1994: Wing When You’re Sinning
February 1, 2017 – 8:33 pm | No Comment
Klar Könnt Ihr Malcolm Und Dietrich 04/02/17: 1993 -1994: Wing When You’re Sinning

Ever since humans evolved to the stage they could feel envy, they’ve looked up at birds with a sickly-green tinge to their faces. Not only can these feathery little chaps strut around on terra firma, …

CYCM 28/01/17: 1992-1993: The Perch Knocker Offerers
January 24, 2017 – 8:43 pm | No Comment
CYCM 28/01/17: 1992-1993: The Perch Knocker Offerers

If you’ve ever lost a ridiculously daft amount of your life to following a football team, you should know by now that seasons normally fall into three categories:
1. Those that leave a lasting mark on …

CYCM 26/11/16: Nuneaton Mess
November 22, 2016 – 7:37 pm | One Comment
CYCM 26/11/16: Nuneaton Mess

Typical, innit? You wait months for a game against Nuneaton, and then two come along at once. Like buses, except the wait from last year’s game to the previous Saturday’s was eleven months, meaning if …

CYCM 08/10/16: Triggering Article Nifty
October 4, 2016 – 10:19 pm | No Comment
CYCM 08/10/16: Triggering Article Nifty

If you’ve seen the news this week, you’ll have noticed something a bit odd and disconcerting peering out of your TV screens: sour looking human/goblin hybrids, clad in the greyest of grey suits matched only …

MCYC 29/07/16: The Oddiesey
July 24, 2016 – 8:03 pm | No Comment
MCYC 29/07/16: The Oddiesey

In Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, it takes enemy of Poseidon and all round faffer Odysseus ten years to make it home after the fall of Troy. While it’s not taken the Oddies quite that long …

CYCM 21/04/14: You Are Now Entering Free Bury
April 17, 2014 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
CYCM 21/04/14: You Are Now Entering Free Bury

Harold Bishop on Neighbours. The last Marathon made before it became Snickers. Natural hair on Francis Lee’s head. Ryan Giggs’ legs. All things in life come to an end, some welcome, some not. For some …

CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie
April 9, 2014 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
CYCM 12/04/14: The End is Pie

Bury’s a fun place, isn’t it? There’s always loads going on. Take this Saturday, for example, where a quick peruse of Bury council’s website will show exactly what I’m on about. Fancy an afternoon roller …

CYCM 29/03/14: Bath Night in the Afternoon
March 26, 2014 – 6:19 pm | No Comment
CYCM 29/03/14: Bath Night in the Afternoon

Alright, bathing fans, the moment you’ve been dreaming of for so long has arrived: we’re finally going to talk bath tubs. Now before you start getting carried away wondering “Will there be a mention of …

CYCM 15/03/14: Submarine Homesick Reds
March 12, 2014 – 5:29 pm | No Comment
CYCM 15/03/14: Submarine Homesick Reds

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always been wary of submarines. Just think about it for a minute: humankind has neither gills nor flippers, yet they enable people to essentially travel and live underwater; an …

CYCM 01/03/14: Closer Each Day, Hulme and Away
February 25, 2014 – 8:17 pm | No Comment
CYCM 01/03/14: Closer Each Day, Hulme and Away

If there’s one thing in life you can’t argue with, it’s facts. Well actually you can try, but you’ll never win. Facts, by their very nature are indisputable. They don’t deal in ‘maybes’ or ‘possiblys’ …

CYCM 22/02/14: Head-sticking it to The Man
February 18, 2014 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
CYCM 22/02/14: Head-sticking it to The Man

Breadsticks are ace. I mean, really, really, life affirmingly ace. Firstly, they’re a tasty snack that can elevate a buffet from a soggy quiche horror show to a bread-based tour-de-force. Secondly (and more importantly), they …

CYCM 08/02/14: Mighty Morphin’ Stafford Rangers
February 4, 2014 – 9:03 pm | No Comment
CYCM 08/02/14: Mighty Morphin’ Stafford Rangers

Saturday afternoon. You’ve had your daily fix of Frasier and Everybody Loves Raymond (what, just me then?), you’ve gone to the effort of making your way to Bury, and now you’re on your way up …

CYCM 25/01/14: Blowing Down The Starkies
January 20, 2014 – 2:28 pm | No Comment
CYCM 25/01/14: Blowing Down The Starkies

 

As a kid, I was fascinated by those Sea-Monkey creatures you could buy in toy shops; brine shrimp crustaceans that undergo cryptobiosis and come almost instantly to life once you add water. After finding out …

CYCM 21/12/13: Joe-ing Solo
December 17, 2013 – 8:18 pm | No Comment
CYCM 21/12/13: Joe-ing Solo

Joe Jordan, Joe Spence, Joe Cassidy, Joe Armstrong, Joe Jackson, Joe Di Maggio, Joe Strummer, Joe Montana, Joe Pesci, Joe Stalin, Joe Cocker, Joe Satriani, Mighty Joe Young, Joe Frazier, Joe Calzaghe, Joe Biden, Joe …

CYCM 07/12/13: Unfinished Malcy Business
December 4, 2013 – 12:33 am | No Comment
CYCM 07/12/13: Unfinished Malcy Business

Aside from that story he did with Michael Caine and Kermit the Frog in it, my knowledge of Charles Dickens is scant at best. I don’t even know which cities he was on about in …

CYCM 30/11/13: Naughty, Naughty, Very Naughty
November 26, 2013 – 3:34 pm | No Comment
CYCM 30/11/13: Naughty, Naughty, Very Naughty

Have you ever seen those shows on TV that list the top moments from a certain era? They’re usually on Channel Five and have people like Janet Street Porter or Zig and Zag reminiscing. It …

CYCM 16/11/13: Meat (Pie) Goes On
November 11, 2013 – 9:44 pm | No Comment
CYCM 16/11/13: Meat (Pie) Goes On

It seems Grantham have it in for Frickley. Not only did the town give the world Margaret Thatcher, a woman who decimated many a Yorkshire mining community, but their football team think they’re dead clever …

CYCM 26/10/13: Steeleye Scran
October 22, 2013 – 10:19 pm | No Comment
CYCM 26/10/13: Steeleye Scran

There are a lot of lies when it comes to steel based names. Superman is known as the ‘Man of Steel’, but as supernaturally strong as he is, he’s still essentially just flesh and bones. …