Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average)
Summary: Comedy/music duo Paul and Storm chat about the things that occur to them, but not for so long that you get too sick of it.
The ninety-onethth episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online. This week's episode: Storm works to overcome his terrible mood (with the help of a German digestif); drunk cats and Ivy Leaguers; a lengthy dissection of the "Double Rainbow" meme, and memes in general; Bastille Day is briefly celebrated; songwriting for deadline vs. writing for inspiration, and the degree to which those two things are compatible or not (also, drugs); and JoCo Cruise Crazy is officially launched. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Ever seen a cat get drunk? How did it happen? Post-show song: "Double Rainbow Song" - The Gregory Brothers
This week's episode: we endorse new minion and band friend Scott Meyer's "Basic Instructions"; Paul's "Vending Machine Moustaches" project (a.k.a. "PaulStaches"), and musings on vending machines in general; Mike Phirman interrupts; we announce the very exciting news of the upcoming Jonathan Coulton Cruise (Jan. 2-8, 2011); the joy of playing craps (and Storm correctly pronounces "croupier"); and a passing mention of pie fights leads to a lengthy discussion of our potential new franchise, Paul and Storm's Pie Fightery. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: What shipboard activities should we have for the JoCo Cruise? Also, feel free to suggest other elements/draw an advertisement for Paul and Storm's Pie Fightery. Post-show song: "You Give a Little Love" - Bugsy Malone Soundtrack
This week's episode: Storm is sick and Paul is recently-sick, and we both lament our situation; cat scratch fever; the return of "Sickey Mickey" and other home cures; sugared cereals and Paul's exercise routine; Italian ninjas and the Devil's Bargain of their glass knives; choosing your own death; debating the purpose of one's life flashing before one's eyes upon imminent death; "Bewitched" and time-traveling Founding Fathers; and we tease a cool thing for next week. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Do you have any special "cures" or "routines" you engage in when you're sick? Also, what would be a great way to die? And what memory or memories might restart your brain if you needed to? Post-show song: "It's Good to Have Jayne on Your Side" - Marian Call
This week's episode: We talk about nothing for a while (numbers, microphones, and Paul's Snoopy Wall); waterbeds vs. plywood-style mattresses; real names, ethics, "hippie school," and a story where Storm learns an important lesson at a young age; the joy of "Weird Al's" latest tour, plus tracksuits; and Storm's special Kinks concert memories.
This week's episode: by command of our Ãbermistress, we talk about our buttsâspecifically, the scourge that is "sweaty butt" and ShamWow underwear; some light reminiscences of the most recent w00tstocks; our w00tstock guest selection process; Paul makes a comment that will probably get misconstrued as sexist; figuring out why neither of us ever latched on to comic books; favorite ice cream flavors; the origin of our "[X] is my [Y] tribute band" jokes; and Storm's phone woes. Also, a new little ditty from Paul and Storm! (Technical note: apologies from Paul for all the peaking; still happened even when I adjusted for it; won't happen again) AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Do you have any reliable solutions to the delicate problem of "humid kiester?" Also, what got you hooked on comic books? POST-SHOW SONG: "Incompetent's Lament" - Paul and Storm (NSFW)
The eightyth-sixrth episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online. This week's episode: we once again podcast from the road, while on the long drive home from our tour of Canada; we are no good with numbers, mis-attributing both the episode number and the number of Minions; we engage once again in the gentlemanly sport of Hypothetical Battles; zoot suits, social diseases and Pigpen; still more poutine; what to call us or not call us; we narrowly avoid the local constabularyâthough we weren't quite so lucky earlier in the trip; eyeball soup and squid; useful crotch hits; light switch and ACE bandage confusion; our particular brand of dumbness; incredible suspense at the toll plaza; the Longclappers of Ottawa; and Storm's further theories on the appeal of Pac Man. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Share your own experiences of embarrassment stemming from language and/or cultural barriers.
This week's episode: Special Guest Mike Phirman joins the fray to plug his new CD, "The Very Last Songs I Will Ever Record (Part 1)" and chat about all manner of comedy/music doings; our running personal soundtracks; salsa dancing lessons and gift-giving; child-frightening strategies; his duo's origins; the obligatory Worst Gig story; stacked entertainment; and the planned tricks on Paul never materialize. Also, a bizarre sound at the 36:21 mark that we're still not sure what the hell it is. Songs played (all from Mike Phirman's "The Very Last Songs I Will Ever Record (Part 1)"): "Chicken Monkey Duck", "Lollytown", "Thanksgiving Dinner", "Clear the Floor".
This week's episode: we record our first "mobile" podcast while driving up I-85; Storm vents his long-held anger at the Hardee's corporation; we grab a number of highlights of our previous week-and-a-half; we revel in our mutual man-crush on Mike Phirman; Paul laments over his lacking panelist skills, and attempts to re-tell an anecdote he completely butchered on the "Nerdist Podcast", to mixed results; Storm analyzes his speaking cadence; and Storm's travel tales of woe. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Tell us your airport nightmare experiences.
This week's episode: we tease our upcoming rednosenet.com charity single; UNICEF, raising money for the pom pom squad, and helping hands for evil; Storm's childhood moulders away in his car barn, except his bowling patch, a Polaroid, and a Universal Studios guide from 1980; Cylons and Atari Football; and getting tired of podcasting. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: What arcade game or console/computer game(s) was (were) "forbidden" to you? And describe your lost valuable childhood item(s)?
This week's episode: we have new recording equipment, and Storm has an awesome desk; we loll around in the doldrums, and discuss how to get out of them; the Red Elvises, Neil Innes and Len Peralta's Geek-a-Week are praised; instances of correcting teachers (and Paul mostly whines and invokes Marshall McLuhan); AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Draw us a picture of, and/or describe, your "cool door." Also, which laptop should Storm purchase?
This week's episode: we take part in an April Fool's Day prank; the Sid & Marty Krofft stable of theme songs; the full story of how Storm came to eat an ice cream cake for charity; Paul's talent for enlightened self-interest; and classifying the world via laundry.
This week's episode: we break down our PAX East experience at length (as expected); discuss feeling at home in the world's largest den; Paul makes some chicken nuggets; Storm's "Dragon's Lair" expertise; the joys of collaborating; $19 worth of meme emulation; and we are beset by technical challenges yet again.
The seventy-thnine episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online. This week's episode: Paul is doing things, so Storm reiterates the upcoming w00tstocks, expresses excitement for PAX East,Â and gets straight on to Emily and the Really Sexy Vampyre, Part 4. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Would you come to a w00tstock during Comic Con in San Diego? Show #079: Emily Part 4 Enjoy the podcast? Maybe donate, why don'tcha?
This week's episode: revisiting "lost" technology; a scandal is (hopefully) defused; a discussion of teachers covers bobsleds, phallic symbols and Henry David Thoreau; Paul uses the word "ascetic" more or less correctly; doing things; a full recounting of our respective jobs; carpe-ing the diem in college; and a bit o' Peeps. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Did you ever have any annoying or unusual teachers?
This week's episode: a meta-analysis of the three branches of content our show tends to take; ruminations on birthdays, surprises, a wonderful birthday movie, and getting older; the NEW CD (!), "Do You Like Star Wars?" is on its way, along with a new t-shirt and USB drive; recounting the last half of our West Coast trip, including terrible Canadian coffee; and w00tstock 2.2 in Chicago and w00tstock 2.3 in Minneapolis are officially announced. (Hooray!) Also, absent technology. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: What "milestone" birthdays did/will affect you? And what technology was better/available previously and worse/unavailable now (a la Concorde)? Also, if you're a minion and didn't receive notice of the "Joss Whedon Birthday Message" prank, send us your e-mail address.