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Ep.50 Lets Get the Christmas Podcast Done

Jimbo & Fisher have got to half a century of podcast episodes! Its also Christmas, and what better way to celebrate then to have a quiz about sick? Fisher also tests Jimbo on some quiz question highlights spanning back over the past 49 episodes.

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WOWS Podcast Ep.14 It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas, Two Months Ago

Just when you can’t get enough Christmas, here are Jimbo & Fisher with the Christmas Special of the WOWS Podcast.

Up for discussion is the leaking HMS Queen Elizabeth, organ donation and The Apprentice final.

Jimbo & Fisher also do the casting for a modern nativity, reminisce over channel 5’s Naked Jungle with Keith Chegwin and Fisher tests out Jimbo with a Christmas quiz which he later decided he should have called “Merry Quiztmas”.

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You’ve Got to Hand it to Him…

A former pub landlord (presumably not Al Murray) became the first man in the UK to receive a hand transplant following an 8 hour operation in Leeds – hopefully at one of their hospitals, but you never know.

I can only imagine that the former landlord had been drinking when he came up with the idea, but nonetheless the surgeon who conducted the operation should be given a pat on the back… and a big hand…

The operation was conducted once a suitable donor had been found, which happened around Christmas time and led to the former landlord been given the unusual Christmas present of a hand transplant – which surprised him, because he’d only asked for some socks and a DVD…

The surgeon then amputated the recipient’s hand and attached the donor hand in an operation that he described as ‘quite challenging’ – the understating surgeon in question then continued and described Usain Bolt as ‘fairly fast’ and Justin Bieber as ‘a bit annoying’.

I don’t know a massive amount about organ donation (I don’t have one, but if I die then my piano is available) and I am happy for my body to be mashed up and used in kebab meat in the event that I pass away – in my wallet I carry one of those doner cards…

But in all seriousness, whilst you can sign-up to be a donor of your kidneys and your liver, I don’t recall seeing the tickbox asking you to donate a hand – so quite how the donor ended up quite literally ‘giving someone a hand’ is beyond me…

That said, the former pub landlord isn’t the first person in the world to undergo this operation as it has been done in other countries previously – in 1986, Diego Maradona underwent a transplant and the Hand of God was fused onto his wrist.

In addition, in Australia during the early 1990’s the hands of a koala were mistakenly transplanted onto a human – the recipient was fuming and said he would personally track down the surgeon and kill him… with his bear hands if needs be…

Whilst the above joke is all a bit of ‘armless fun; it should be worth noting that the whole operation involved connecting up the donor/recipient bones with metal plates and then connecting up the blood vessels, tendons and nerves – so it’s a bit like rewiring the world’s most complicated and blood-drenched plug.

Hopefully the transplant for the former landlord will be a success and apparently the early signs are strong. This hasn’t always been the case as the first recipient of a hand transplant later had the hand removed after he claimed that it felt like a dead man’s hand – which is a fair point given that it probably was.

There were also accusations that by having the hand removed the recipient was sticking 2 fingers up at the pioneering surgeon – something which the recipient denied… as he wasn’t able to do that…

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Jimbo’s Advent Calendar 2010

Jimbo’s Advent Calendar 2010

In 2010 Jimbo decided to get all festive and start his own 24 day advent calendar on the run up to Christmas. Unfortunatly there isn’t any chocolate but there are some useful facts about Christmas Tree’s, Mistletoe and even a re-enactment of the Coronation Street tram disaster! Jimbo even attempts his own version of Charles Dicken’s Christmas Carol featuring 2 ghosts and a chicken (ran out of costumes). So on the run up to Christmas  open a new door and enjoy a new Jimbo’s Advent Calendar video. Click here to view them all on YouTube

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Word on the Street – The Christmas Special

Jimbo gets an elf helper “Gabby” for the Christmas special of Word on The Street. Jimbo is searching for the spirit of Christmas and even manages to track down the real Father Christmas!

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