Friends of the Show Episode 33 with Hoppers @FrogAvalanche
“—Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Yours arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.”
– T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land
This week’s friend is a delightful Aussie from the land down under I’m talking of course about Hoppers @FrogAvalanche. IF you don’t know he is one of the super OG original nice twitter accounts, where he ran a long running ‘Twitter feature’ series, promoting all kinds of great accounts, once a week, for so so long!
-Walked home from work (I live close 3km away) and saw my car wasn’t in my drive-way. Thought it had been stolen. Goes to call police. Remembered I’d driven to work that morning.
-Turned up to work in two different shoes. Two different colours, brown and black.
-Called in sick on a day I was not scheduled to work.
-Ive gone to the wrong cinema on the wrong day to see the wrong film.
-The first person I followed on Twitter, followed me back after six months. Then deactivated forever two weeks later.
-Was challenged to become a vegetarian for a month. Chipped a tooth on my first meal (some nuts). Quit it immediately.
-Drove all the way across Australia, only to realise when I was setting to return back a week later that I didn’t have enough money to do so.
-Went to Green Bay to see the Packers. On a week they were in Buffalo.
-While in Milwaukee being sad about not seeing the Packers, I did laundry at a laundrette. And forgot to check pockets or the whereabouts of my passport. Washed my passport. Had to cancel all my holiday to get to LA for the Australian Embassy.
-Took five days to replace the passport because I had to get my ID flown over. Moped in LA drinking beer and writing mopey postcards.
-The plane flying me home, finally, got damaged docking – another three day delay.
-Hired a car in Arizona, and promised myself to drive well on the 600 mile journey. Got pulled over by a cop in 2 miles for an illegal u-turn. Got so stressed after that, I got lock-jaw after 100 miles because clenching teeth. Teeth!
Baby Lawyer: Did you steal the victim's nose?
Accused: No. *cries into palms
Baby Judge: O, great, he's disappeared again.
— Hoppers (@FrogAvalanche) August 30, 2014
*pours a shaker of salt into the ocean*
You're free now
— Hoppers (@FrogAvalanche) August 26, 2014
8 ropes. *scratches out* 19 wires. *erases* 875 tiny pieces of thread stuck to your shirt. *crosses out* 2 chainz. *gasp*
"MOM COME QUICK"
— ethan is the worst (@NotGoodEthan) November 21, 2013
[Dentist waiting room]
Me: [chanting] teeth, teeth-
Other patients: teeth, TEETH
Secretary: [pounding her clipboard] TEETH, TEETH, TEETH!
— Bear Knee Sanders (@LeBearGirdle) August 17, 2017
Questions from Twitter
From lovely Friend of the Show BEX
– What's does your ideal/favourite type of breakfast burger?
– What's the best road trip you've taken to the 12 Apostles with an English person via a Cheesery?
– Do frogs still favour lilypad seats, or are these now considered kitch/old fashioned?
— The Lady of Whatever (@Bexdora) November 24, 2017
From FOTS TOM – check out INTERESTED in music PODCAST @InterestedPod
would you rather have a tasteful lower back tattoo of shane warne’s face or knuckle that say gday mate
— corpse sexpert (@trojansauce) November 23, 2017
From FOTS @notabeanie
is a spinach lasagna still a lasagna
do the toilets really flush the other way in australia
if two's company and three's a crowd, how many frogs is a avalanche?
— The Hon. Justice Beanie (@notabeanie) November 23, 2017
From FOTS Malt_Skull
1) are there any weird lasagna tricks that make for good lasogná?
2) you use that nutribullet much?
3) have a great day
— skul (@malt_skull) November 23, 2017
From FOTS Andrew Nadeau
1) When are you coming back to America?
2) Where did Hoppers/Frog Avalanche come from?
— MehGyver (@AndrewNadeau0) November 24, 2017
From last week’s guest @FeelingEuphoric Rads
You’re suddenly transported into a children’s nursery rhyme.
What nursery rhyme are you in? And why?
— Radolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (@FeelingEuphoric) November 25, 2017
From Soo Zee
What does cheese say when it's having its photo taken?
— soo zee (@geniusindisgize) November 27, 2017
SPEED ROUND QUESTIONS
Mate! What’s your favourite:
Type of frog?
Concentrated yeast extract?
Place to visit in WA?
Antipodean tweet contest?
Trilingual furniture seller?
Good chat. pic.twitter.com/pLXMPl5Erx
— Guy Incognito (@ShutUpThatsWho) November 26, 2017
Question from Cat – have you ever met Darren Hayes from Savage Garden?
Thanks so much to Hoppers for joining me this week!