World Music Winner!

July 15, 2011


Huge congratulations to REBECCA THOMAS who has just won a fantastic selection of World Music CD box sets courtesy of our friends at NASCENTE

The Nascente Beginner’s Guide To series is a wonderful collection of fresh, exciting music from all over the world. Whether you prefer your tunes hot, cool or somewhere in between, we guarantee you will find something to make your ears tingle.

Each boxset features a huge range of artists to really give you the flavour of the contemporary world scene, from the ultra-cool groove of Nuyorican Funk to the atmospheric folky sounds of Scandinavia. Get your Balkan Beats disco fix or chill to the smooth lounge sounds of exotic locations…

We adore the Nascente range and have their stuff playing more or less permanently at Godchecker HQ. The perfect music to accompany our vigorous godchecking.

Watch out for more Nascente world music competitions coming soon!


Godchecker Competition: Win world music boxsets

July 10, 2011


We love World Music at Godchecker HQ.  Whether it’s traditional acoustic rhythms, funky Afrobeat, chilled-out Buddha Lounge, or Klezmer gypsy madness, world music continually inspires and invigorates us.

Now, thanks to our friends at Nascente, we have a brilliant selection of FIVE world music Beginner’s Guides boxsets to give away to one lucky Godchecker fan. Each boxset features a huge range of artists to really give you the flavour of the contemporary world scene, from the ultra-cool groove of Nuyorican Funk to the atmospheric folky sounds of Scandinavia.

Expect the unexpected and prepare to encounter some of the most dazzling, beautiful, innovative and exciting music you’ve ever heard!

For your chance to win:

Follow us on Twitter and retweet the #bgtcomp hashtag

or

Like us on Facebook and share the #bgtcomp message on your wall.

One lucky Godchecker fan will be picked at random later this week. So good luck and get Twitbooking!


Urgent Spibble: a tribute to Chas Saunders

July 2, 2011

You may have heard that Chas Saunders, the original inventor of Godchecker, died a few weeks ago.

Although he was no longer directly involved in the website (having decided to devote his attention to the equally vital subject of Real Ale), Chas was the original Godchecker-in-Chief and will be sadly missed by all the Gods. Particularly the ones he never got around to illustrating.

We’ve had many glowing tributes and kind remarks sent to Godchecker HQ – thanks to everyone who has blessed us with their thoughts.  Hopefully we will find a suitable way to honour Chas’s memory on the website in due course. Meanwhile, here is the brief tribute which Peter read out at the funeral of this tremendously missed man…

“Chas was pretty much my closest friend for fifteen years. I first met him while working on a local arts magazine. I think I was trying to cadge freebie illustrations. Of course he was delighted to oblige. He found it very hard to refuse those in need.

“That probably explains one incident early in our friendship. One night Chas was woken by strange noises coming from downstairs. Fearing the worst, he crept down the stairs in the dark clutching a big stick, and discovered a scruffy bloke skulking in the shadows of his studio. It was me using his photocopier at 2 o’clock in the morning.

“When I first met him, he was immediately likeable, a beaming genius with an eccentric twinkle in his eye. Yes, Chas really did  have an actual twinkle in his eye. Maybe it sounds odd to say it, but he always seemed just that little bit more alive than everyone else. He had that magical spark of puckish curiosity. He was like a cross between Gandalf the wizard and the four Marx Brothers. He even had magic powers. For example, his miraculous ability to catch houseflies backwards while playing the drums.

“I discovered early on that it was impossible to stop him talking. For the next fifteen years I gave up trying. His mind was constantly bubbling with ideas and anecdotes and the invention of personalised board games. It never stopped. If no-one was around, he would scribble it all down instead. And usually post it through my letterbox the next day in an envelope marked URGENT SPIBBLE. Strangely enough I loved every second of it.

“Chas was interested in pretty much everything – provided it was invented before 1965. Or made of wood. He was a tremendous source of offbeat knowledge. His tales of disreputable jazz-drinking voutaroonie beer cartoonists struck some kind of bizarre chord with me. We spent the next ten years joined at the creative hip producing weird and wonderful projects — and having tremendous fun doing it. Happy memories of prototype Godchecker games tested to destruction over a bottle of cheap wine I will cherish forever.

“Chas was a wonderful human being: warm-hearted, generous, and totally loyal. He was always willing to lend a hand — or in extreme cases help shove an iron-framed piano up a flight of stairs, and he gave his friendship one hundred percent. He only asked in return that everyone around him be happy, fulfilled and as merry as possible. That’s quite an appropriate philosophy for a man who drew cartoons for a living, I think.

“I’m terribly sorry he’s gone. Chas was a huge influence on my life. He inspired me, made me laugh and introduced me to real proper ale. Most importantly, he helped me realise that it’s perfectly acceptable to be yourself, no matter how many people stare at you on the bus. Luckily he has left us with rich memories and a lasting legacy of the entire human condition in cartoon form.

“So farewell to the world’s one and only Grimblemaker. You did the Gods of Beer and Jazz proud. Cheers Chas.”

Donations can and should be made to the National Autistic Society


Animal wrongs: Meet the Creationist Vet

June 9, 2011

4thought.tv is Channel 4′s religion and ethics show. In this episode Dr Sandré Fourie, a Christian creationist and vet, explains why she thinks evolution theory cannot be true.

Original video here.


Polishing, Tinkering, Purging

May 28, 2011

This year we have oodles of plans to take Godchecker into new and invigorating dimensions. (Did someone say the word ‘app’?)

To help make this all happen, we’ve been extraordinarily busy behind the scenes tinkering and polishing the Holy Code. You’ll notice a few tweaks here and there – hopefully nice ones that don’t break your browser into little pieces. Most importantly of all we are actively updating the Database of All Known Gods, correcting mistakes, fixing glitches and purging unsightly pustules wherever we find them.

To get things going, we’ve just updated the entire African Mythology section. Several erroneous entries have been zapped and many little errors have been fixed. Work continues, so if you find any mistakes please let us know.

And don’t forget you can give us instant feedback via Twitter or Facebook.


Exclusive footage of God creating the Earth!

April 27, 2011

As part of our new campaign to mercilessly promote ourselves across the entire multiverse, Godchecker HQ is pleased to announce an official YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Spread the word, oh loyal followers,  and earn bonus points in the heaven of your choice.


Godchecker book now available stateside

April 9, 2011

The Gods rejoice! The Godchecker book is now available in the US.

Run, do not walk, to your nearest bookstore.  For most of you that will be here: http://www.amazon.com/product/dp/0752458043/.  Six hundred top Gods for under thirteen bucks. Now that’s value!

Don’t forget to leave your book reviews with Amazon. It all helps.

Blessings from the Godchecker team.


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