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Staggering Stories Podcast #313: The Other Captain Marvel
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2019 film Shazam!, come up with some Doctor Who ideas for Big Finish, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:49 — Welcome! 02:35 – News: 02:46 — […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #228: Doctor Who – Resolution
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, driven, in front of 2019’s Doctor Who episode ‘Resolution’, and spout our usual nonsense! Aaron knows how to stall the plot, Lin is being taken for a ride and the Doctor has some serious skids. But enough of their problems, please sit down with […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #312: Wigs and the Rani
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:15

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Sylvester McCoy’s debut Doctor Who story Time and the Rani, discuss the Sounds of Thunder audio Annual 2019, celebrate Fake Keith’s birthday, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #227: Doctor Who – Dimensions in Time
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, baffled, in front of 1993’s Doctor Who 30th anniversary story ‘Dimensions in Time’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor is randomly swapping bodies, companions are coming and going and the Rani wants to visit the set of EastEnders. But enough of their problems, […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #311: An Earthly Marvel
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn review the Big Finish Doctor Who stories An Earthly Child and Relative Dimensions, discuss the 2019 Captain Marvel film, talk about media we’ve been consuming, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:44 — Welcome! 01:35 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #226: Doctor Who – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, forgetting, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode ‘The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos’, and spout our usual nonsense! Paktraki’s memory is entirely plot driven, Graham is out for revenge and Lady Jane from Lovejoy lost her critical thinking millennia ago. But enough […]

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Sid the Ping Pong Ball Meets the Phantom Photocopier

Sshhtanged from the mind of Karen Dunn


Sid was a ping pong ball. A normal, everyday ping pong ball. He didn't dribble or know of any Bibbles that dribbled, and couldn't Sshhtang across the void if his life depended on it.

One day, Sid was sitting, in a non-Bibbleous way, on the table in the corner of a storeroom.

"Life" thought he, "what is the meaning of life?"

He looked across the room (which didn't look anything like a void - so if he had wanted to sshhtang across it, he wouldn't have been able to - so he settled at looking at it - which is pretty amazing anyway because ping pong balls do not have eyes) and saw a battered, old photocopying machine.

"Gosh" thought he again, "I wonder if that battered, old photocopying machine knows the meaning of life?"

He rolled off the table - you'll notice that he didn't sshhtang across the table, he just rolled - then he bounced across to the machine.

"Hello" said Sid the ping pong ball.

This is also amazing as ping pong balls do not have mouths, which is why they don't dribble like Bibbles as they don't sshhtang across the void.

The photocopying machine stared at him through it's paper dispenser. Photocopiers don't sshhtang across the void either - they're just not built for it.

But this was no ordinary photocopier. It was, in fact, Jack D'skies - man of a million faeces - who was dressed as a battered, old photocopier in an attempt to nab that arch-villan, The Phantom Photocopier - a man so criminal of mind that he thinks nothing of dribbling on Bibbles as they dribble and sshhtang backwards across the void without a licence.

"Be gone, foul ping pong ball!" hissed he, "for I am Jack D'skies and I am waiting to nab the Phantom Photocopier."

Suddenly, when no-one was expecting it, and totally without the need of a cue card, the door flew open and a dribbling figure, dressed from head to toe in clothes, sshhtanged into the room. The Phantom Photocopier had arrived! He sshhtanged forward and jumped up and down on Sid, laughing hysterically. Then he sshhtanged backwards across the void without a licence and was never seen again.

"Bugger" said Jack.