Sitting Tennant

Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant (week 44, 2010)

So quick question everyone – it’s almost December, so the race for the final prize in this year’s Sitting Tennant ("There can be only two") is reaching a crescendo. Now, Ms Rullsenberg, Sister Chastity and Erin C all still have big stashes of pics unposted in either Tuesday’s or Friday’s Sitting Tennant galleries.

How should we deal with these pictures?

  1. Carry on the same as we have been – one on Tuesday, one from each on Friday, and let the rest roll over to next year?
  2. One a day or something similar – kind of like an advent calendar – but with one captionable picture per week as before?
  3. Carry on the same as before, but just post any remaining on the final day of the competition and tally up then?
  4. Some other cunning plan y’all would like to suggest?

Either way, this week’s captionable picture was provided by both Ms Rullsenberg and Sister Chastity. Well done to them and thanks as always to everyone who’s sent in pictures (without whom there would be no Sitting Tennant). 

  1. Erin C: 340
  2. Sister Chastity: 310
  3. Rullsenberg: 300
  4. Toby: 185
  5. Rachel: 90
  6. Sabine: 65
  7. Karen: 35
  8. dreamer-easy: 30
  9. Dawn: 10
  10. kellyann06: 5

In the mighty world of captions, it was Ms Rullsenberg who triumphed as well, earning her the 10 points, but judging by the number of comments, cannibalism really inspires everyone. I’ll bear that in mind. Good luck this week, everyone!

  1. Marie: 255
  2. Rullsenberg: 245
  3. Toby: 210
  4. Electric Dragon: 175
  5. Dani: 110
  6. SK: 90
  7. Jane Henry: 75
  8. ecg: 50
  9. Rachel: 45
  10. whogal: 30
  11. Sabine, Joe B, Virpi: 25
  12. kellyann06, Sister Chastity, Alex, Paul Ebbs: 10
  13. George: 5

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery. Don’t forget to include your name in the filename so I don’t get mixed up about who sent it to me.

The best pic in the stash each week will appear on Tuesday and get ten points; the runners up will appear on Friday (one per person who sends one in) and get five points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.

Tuesday’s “Blues Brothers united” news


British TV



Ooh, an interesting programme on ITV – Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Penn and Teller

Wow. It’s all change at ITV – something interesting to watch…

ITV1 announces the prime-time commission of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. This brand new entertainment extravangza is an original and daring TV magic show – starring the world famous magic double act – Penn & Teller.

Hosted by Jonathan Ross, and produced by DCD-owned September Films/117 Production, this 90 minute spectacular throws down the gauntlet to every aspiring magician in the UK to perform their most mystifying trick to fool Penn & Teller.

Las Vegas legends Penn & Teller will have no prior knowledge of either the performers or the planned trick. They’ll be sitting in the audience just like everyone else, watching every move the guest magicians make. And, if any illusionist comes on and fools the professionals – they will win a five star trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller’s world famous show at the Rio Hotel & Casino.

Every magician will be performing for high stakes. Whether it’s a grand stage illusion or a tiny trick of sleight of hand, whether it uses tigers or toothpicks, if they are good enough to fool Penn & Teller then they get to perform in Vegas with the iconic duo.

Penn says: “Nothing would give me or Teller more pleasure than to hand over Vegas tickets to someone – anyone – who has the nerve to stand in front of us, monkey with us, leave us baffled and ultimately blow us away with their brilliance. That would be a dream. We SO want that to happen! Magic is always evolving with different performers constantly innovating. We believe there are performers out there who can do it so we’ve sent out this challenge. And if they can fool us we’re taking them to Vegas to perform!”

The show is commissioned by John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment, ITV. John says: “Penn & Teller are legendary and have been performing together for over 35 years. They know trickery but can the world’s foremost experts on deception still be fooled? This exciting new format gives talented magicians the chance of a lifetime to open for headliners Penn & Teller in Las Vegas. Together with Jonathan Ross it makes terrific talk about TV and the ideal show for all the family to enjoy.”

Peter Davey, Executive Producer, DCD Media-owned September Films/117 Production, adds: “Penn &Teller: Fool Us guarantees unmissable entertainment. It is a real pleasure to be working with the undisputed “Governors” of the genre – Penn & Teller – but also their great friend Jonathan Ross. Just having those three on one stage guarantees Fool Us will be appointment to view TV.

I’ll actually be watching that.