Ok, so I'm finally getting around to posting this story (and by doing so, my first blog!)


A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.
Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing. He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples. Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed. One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania, he said. 'Social handicap' The ruling, in the city of New Plymouth on the North Island, was handed down in February but only made public now.  The name issue emerged during a custody hearing for the young girl - who had refused to tell her friends her name and went simply by "K". "The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," Judge Murfitt wrote. "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily." Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii's name has now been changed and the custody case resolved, court officials said. New Zealand does not allow names that would cause offence or that are longer than 100 characters, Registrar-General Brian Clarke said. Officials often tried to talk parents out of particularly unusual choices that could embarrass their offspring, the Associated Press news agency quoted him as saying.


Allowed: Violence; Number 16 Bus Shelter; Midnight Chardonnay; Benson and Hedges (twins) Blocked: Yeah Detroit; Stallion; Twisty Poi; Keenan Got Lucy; Sex Fruit; Fat Boy; Cinderella Beauty Blossom; Fish and Chips (twins)

I might call my kid "Yeah Detroit"

Might just be me, but that's the coolest name I've ever heard.

Now I just have to swing the courts in my favour.


&impregnate someone...


Footprints from the legendary Yeti have been found in the snow-covered slopes of the Himalayas, a Japanese team of explorers claimed today.

The adventurers could hardly contain their excitement as they told of finding the 8in-long footprints which bore a close resemblance to those of humans.

But, said team leader Yoshiteru Takahashi, they were not human - neither were they the footprints of wolves, deer or snow leopards.

The entire article and photographs are at the link below.



A chef at a western Pennsylvania Italian restaurant ate a 15-pound burger with 5.2 pounds of toppings in 4 hours and 39 minutes. Brad Sciullo, of Uniontown, is the first person to successfully eat the huge burger at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, said pub owner Dennis Liegey. The burger — called the Beer Barrel Belly Bruiser — include a bun, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, mild banana peppers and a cup each of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and relish.

To see a photograph of Brad and the dreaded 'Bruiser Burger', click the link below.



Nick talks about product placement in the latest High School Musical (NO Spoilers) and does impressions of John Lennon, David Bowie, Bruce Forsyth and Steptoe & Son (however they all seem to sound coincidentally the same).

Luke unfortunately brings no impressions or Moo-Mo-vie reviews to the mix, but does ponder an old incident which occurred in a dressing room during the Pantomime season.

Chris finds an old diary that he recorded over three days in December 1995 and of course he reads extracts from it.  It's nearly as sad as Anne Franks', nearly as historical as Samuel Pepys' and nearly as funny as Karl Pilkingtons'.

Chris's news stories: Check out the Yeti footprints on www.theicepodcast.com

Music: Dizzee Rascal - Sirens


Luke has a dream, a strange dream indeed involving 13 Grand and shoe-shopping, Nick fails to impress a work colleague and everyone can't understand why Chris was at the Doctors.

Just grab a beer or switch this on when on a long drive home, ice cool conversation with kick-ass hosts (well that's what they like to think).

More Chris' strange news stories and Luke Moo-Mo-vie reviews Burn After Reading.

Remember check out www.theicepodcast.com and of course subscribe and become an official Icicle!

Music: Bischeop Cysnnakil- Father's Smile


theicepodcast hosts Chris Crookall and Nick Jackson are apart of "Behind The Bike Shed's" latest showcase at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on Hoxton Square.

Date:           Saturday, November 1, 2008
Time:           4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:      Hoxton square bar & kitchen
Street:          Hoxton Square
City/Town:     London, United Kingdom
Price:            £3 entry

To crunch = bite, chew, chomp, confrontation, crisis, crush, crux, gnash, gnaw, grind, masticate, munch, press, ruminate, scrunch, tread...

CRUNCH has been banded around the media willy nilly, but what does it really mean? To you, to me, to the boy next door... Captain Crunch, a chocolate bar, a sit up a crisis...?

What did it mean 12 months ago, what will it mean in 12 months time...

For more information:  http://www.behindthebikeshed.com/Site/next_show.html

We hope to see you there!!!


The latest show is available and the show notes too

Has A Dog Eaten Your Knickers?

This week, the lads discuss problems on pants, ignoring your pets and Luke does his moo-moo-movie review!

Find us on iTunes by searching theicepodcast.

Ending track: Super Hot Lady Cop - Beau Hall


This is the link to the news article featuring the tattoo car thief which was mentioned in Episode 2 "Sumo-Wrestlers are Monsters", there is a CCTV video of the car thief who has his name and date tattooed on his neck.



The Ice-Sumo Wrestlers are Monsters (002)

They've been unleashed back on Itunes and are shamelessly plugging their own website (which incase you didn't catch it, is www.theicepodcast.com). 

The Ice Hosts: Nick Jackson, Luke Wall-E and Chris Crookall discuss a range of topics, including embarassing toilet incidents, Japanese sumo-wrestlers, The Blood Brothers and film reviews of Wave and Righteous Kill.

Plus Chris's news and lots more.

Wasting your time so you don't have to!

Music: Blood Brothers-Laser Life.


It was mentioned on the first episode of The Ice, so here is the link to purchase the unique cookery book; "Cooking with Balls".


If you're still undecided whether this is the right book for you, why not try out cooking one of the recipe's:

Sample recipe: Goulash with stallion or bull testicles
2-3 tablespoons lard
4kg stallion of bull testicles
2-3 onions
1 clove garlic
peppercorn and ground pepper
mint herb
milfoil (plant)
red ground seasoning pepper or tomato puree
hot chilli pepper to taste
mix seasoning
1 tbsp plain flour
200ml white wine
1 tablespoon honey
2 squares cooking chocolate

Cut testicles into thin slices. Fry briefly, adding finely chopped onion, garlic, black ground pepper and chilli. Cook while gradually adding water. When nearly finished, add white wine. When wine evaporates a bit, add mix seasoning, pepper, thyme, milfoil, red pepper powder, mint herb and a tablespoon of flour. Mix all well until wine completely evaporates and at the very end add honey and chocolate. Instead of red ground seasoning pepper you can use tomato puree. Tomato puree is used to get red colour, so don't use ketchup.

We at theicepodcast hope you thoroughly enjoy eating your balls!