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Staggering Stories Podcast #396: Running Up That Boxset
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor Adventures Vol. 5 – Back to Earth and Stranger Things: Season 4, Volume 1, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:48 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #395: A Right Royal Mess
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 12 Jun 2022 08:00

Summary: Join us to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary of podcasting with a picnic in the park, on the 2nd of July 2022 at 13:00 in Goff’s Park, Crawley, West Sussex (https://w3w.co/cakes.fluid.simple). In the meantime… Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn discuss British royalty appearances in Doctor Who, review the 2015 Minion film, play […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #394: Zagreus Sees You in Your Bed
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 29 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the Big Finish’s 40th anniversary Doctor Who story Zagreus and 2022 Marvel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:52 — Welcome! 03:27 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #247: Doctor Who – Legend of the Sea Devils
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Mon, 23 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, wrecked, in front of 2022 Doctor Who Easter episode ‘Legend of the Sea Devils’, and spout our usual nonsense! Dan has an eyepatch, Madame Ching has lost her crew, Ji-Hun doesn’t have a Quattro but the Doctor has drezzed for the occasion. But enough […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #393: Ncuti Gatwa Goes Fourteenth
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 15 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the recent Doctor Who casting of Ncuti Gatwa, review Star Trek: Picard season two, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:23 — Welcome! 02:08 – News: 02:13 — Doctor Who: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #392: Swashing Sea Demons
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 01 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Doctor Who 2022 Easter Special – Legend of the Sea Devils, recount their time at Back to the Future: The Musical and Doctor Who: Time Fracture, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, […]

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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.