5 oracle items tagged as anchorman
May 9, 2014 / submitted by S, Philippines
Q.  Hi Oracle! So I have this theory...

Phil & Anchorman are one & the same. Any plot twist (aka your thoughts) on this?

P.S. Show Manila some love. :( We've been feeling left out. Forever waiting. :(

No. Here on the website you're either reading posts by Anchorman or blogs by Roadie #42 or - as you're here - answers by me.
Phil tweets and signs off PH so that's how you'll spot him. Anchorman follows tweets with A and I can assure you A and PH are not one and the same.

Ps if you're here looking for Team Oracle, the replies will be posted over the weekend.

April 28, 2014 / submitted by Stephanie, Australia
Q.  Hello Oracle, I hope you are well. I was just looking through the live blog from Cologne. At 19:01, you have a picture of the three people. In Roadie #42's blog, he said that someone came to say hi to Dan and him. My question is, is Anchorman in the first picture? And if so, which person is he?
Thank you!

I'm confused. Roadie #42's blog wasn't even the same night so no, that's not Anchorman - who wasn't there & would never be careless enough to be photographed. As Roadie said, it was a chap, a young fella - he isn't part of the CP team.
As for the following night's live blog, at 19.01 the photo you mention comes with a caption explaining who it is:
"A view from the management office, which is where we've made our home for the day. Here's Arlene (management), Miti (live broadcast mixer) and Dan Green (sound-man and producer extraordinaire)."

Anchorman writes the live blogs and takes the photographs so he's not likely to be in any of those either.

November 21, 2013 / submitted by Sloane, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

Just a quick question, but does the origination of the Coldplay Anchorman have anything to do with Will Ferrell's Anchorman? Just wondering if they got the name from there.

Thanks a bunch!

Well, Will Ferrell obviously chose the name for the film because he was playing the part of an Anchorman which is what you folks in the U.S call the person who reads the news.
We call them newsreaders over here. If Anchorman was named Newsreader it wouldn't have the same ring to it.

Funnily enough, Anchorman tweeted about Anchorman recently.

September 30, 2013 / submitted by Salete, Brazil
Q.  Dear Oracle: The Anchorman is a young, old or is he immortal? PS: I love the Anchorman.

Anchorman is as timeless as a work of art or piece of classical music yet like a fine wine he gets better with age. I'm more like a cheese that becomes more powerful but then goes a bit mouldy.

October 29, 2012 / submitted by Grace, Australia
Q.  Who is the "anchorman". I love Coldplay and always will, but I just don't understand whom the anchorman is. Is it the anchor of Coldplay or is it just one of the guys?

As you know I won't reveal identities so I will answer what is an anchorman?
An anchorman is at the helm of a radio/TV news programme. They present the news and coordinate and liaise with the rest of the team. The term is more popular in the U.S and perhaps the most famous one is the fictional Ron Burgundy.

The name does indeed come from the idea they act as an anchor for all the news correspondents.