Some of the streaming comments that have kept us entertained.


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Little bit of news guys, we’ve been given the link to the live stream. This means you can now watch #howardoclock in the home of #howardoclock. Getting the link is itself quite exciting, however what we’re REALLY looking forward to is the comments.

It’s 4pm and the Isle of Man prepares for the commencement of the daily Covid-19 Press Update – otherwise known as Howard O’Clock. The briefing is broadcast live on Manx Radio, but the real magic happens on the live stream. Not only are we able to see The Man Himself (and obviously the other extremely important members of society contributing), we also have what is oftentimes a form of entertainment in itself – the humble comments section. 

We’ve done all the hard work for you and compiled a non-exhaustive list of the best, funniest, feel good comments from the live stream comment section(s) so far. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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All bets are off when the stream starts. Want to say hi to your mum? Go for it. Feel like you need to let everyone know you’re watching? Follow the hundreds of others who also type ‘watching’ and join the community! Unwritten rules: this is not a place for boobs, 3FM will not stand for your rebellion, and if you decide you want to argue with other watchers in the comment section – you will get an angry commenter


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Official guidelines: only on the lips. 

It’s never been more awkward to be the person in the room with a cough, and I’m honestly convinced the sheer pressure of knowing thousands of people watching and listening will immediately comment ‘WHO COUGHED?!?!?’ would cause anyone to get a lil frog in their throat

Obviously, this is also the time when the tone shifts and becomes rather serious, with the questions we all want answering appearing every 20 seconds (expect lots of ‘when are we allowed out again?’ and ‘what area has the most cases?’). BUT, there is no need to work your fingers to the bone trying to get your question typed in record time, as I’m really sorry to bring this fact to life – Howie is not reading the live thread comment section. 

Have a question you want answering in the next press update? Hound a journalist.


Commonly known as Donald Trump’s favourite thing to say when he sees something he doesn’t like, unlike him, we are actually using this phrase correctly. We’ve also thrown in some conspiracy theories we found because apparently, 5G is to blame for everything.

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NOW IS NOT THE TIME. But…can jet fuel 

melt steel beams?

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Okay so just to clear this up I cannot confirm nor deny whether Donna was in fact told this at Nobles…but have you ever read anything more #MANX in your life?

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Is this commenter right? Is he wrong? Did I google 5G for half an hour in the middle of all of this?

What we do know…is this can wait

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Where has he pulled the number from? His arse, that’s where

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*A boomer has entered the chat* This couldn’t go unmentioned – it isn’t a REAL issue until someone brings up the birch

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Fig rolls for ALL

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…let’s all take a moment to bask in the misinformation. Don’t worry, if this persons’ friend ever steps up and runs for Chief Minister we’ll let you know

Wherever humans have the capacity to spread our thoughts and opinions, goddammit we will. Thankfully, we Manxies as a whole don’t stand for this nonsense, and neither does Howard. Join us in the fight against misinformation! 


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Okay so maybe this chap wasn’t too enthralled by it. But let’s all be thankful he didn’t come back with more information.

Has anyone ever seen anyone take a sip?? My bet – it’s actually straight vodka

Woah woah woah woah there. What Howie does in his 1 hour of exercise time is his business

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As someone who used to change their outfit at lunchtime and go back to work a new woman (and…wears jeans in isolation) – this fresh suit situ took a little too long

                                                                       Ok so either;

  • Howard read the comments bashing his tie and realised he needed to do better

  • There was a collection amongst the most dedicated of viewers to indeed get him a new tie

  • He just put a new tie on

There are no restrictions on who can contribute but seriously, who invited Gok Wan?

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As much as we love the injection of hilarity and nonsense that ensues every day within the comments section, the outpouring of love, support and suggestions from the Manx public is unparalleled. This is an entirely new situation for all of us, and the fear of the unknown is ever prevalent.

It may feel like right now there’s not much we can do, but what we can do, is what we as a nation do best – come together (metaphorically speaking) and stay positive.

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