FOTS 40 @Ygrene has Energy

Friends of the Show Episode 40 with @Ygrene!

“Chance favors the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur and also a bad guy in the Steven Segal classic Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (Bad Guy – Travis Dane played by Eric Bogosian)

Billy is one of the funniest and also nicest folks who do jokes on Twitter, he is beloved in many circles and I am very lucky to have him join me this week!

Story: National Lampoon’s Costa Rican vacation

Tweets of Billy!

My Pick:

Tweet picks:

Questions from Twitter!

From FOTS @LeBearGirdle

From FOTS Kevin

From Ally

From Tom

From Will

From MattMc

From D Duh

FOTS 39 @DarrenDSpringer’s Five Celebrity Wives

Friends of the Show episode 39 with Darren Springer @DarrenDSpringer

“You can never quarantine the past.” (Pavement, “Gold Soundz”)

Darren is a funny and nice comedian from Toronto, whom I met around the Toronto comedy scene, for Darren lives comedy, he does funny writing, great articles for CBC Comedy, hilarious Facebook status updates and tweets, and stand up! You can check out his comedy album THE YACHT on bandcamp!

Darren’s Story: “Whiplash Walkout: The Chris Rock story”

Darren’s Tweets:

Darren’s picks:
From Conner Omalley

Questions from Twitter:
From FOTS Isabel Zawtun

From FOTS Timmy

FOTS Nick Flanagan asks “Is your last name working out for you?”

Catherine, my wife, asks: “What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?”

Wrap Up: Ossington Comedy, every Monday at 9pm at the Ossington, featuring some of Toronto’s best comedians performing in one of the best venues for comedy.

Read some of Darren’s writing on CBC Comedy

FOTS 38 Ben @benicus_rex and the Robots

Friends of the Show Episode 38 with Ben @benicus_rex

“Therefore / We now ask you, the actors / Of our time – a time of changes and of boundless mastery / Of all nature, even men’s own – at last / To change yourselves and show us mankind’s world / As it really is: made by men and open to their improvements.” – Bertolt Brecht, “Address to Danish Working-Class Actors”

Ben is a very nice and fun Twitter cat, whom love being online! Ben really loves animals and is very smart judging by the PhD and the dissertation that I tried to read! He is a great caption guy, many of his tweets are fun pix w great captions. Very happy to have him join me for this very special MORNING EPISODE of Friends of the Show, welcome Ben!

History of Ben – tell us about yourself, I need all the background up to the story, anything that would help us get to know you- then we will get to the PhD dissertation at the end of the show.

Ben’s Story: THE CHALLENGE MEAL

The Tweets!

Ben’s Tweets:

My Pick:

Ben’s Picks:

Questions from Twitter:
FIRST – From previous week’s guest @Dave_Cactus: If you were in a car, driving the speed of light – and you turned on your headlights, would anything happen?

From FOTS numero uno JESSOKFINE!

From FOTS Timmy!

From Thomas Brendel

From LLAMA IN A TUX

From BEN (BUN)

VERY SPECIAL WRITE IN Question from TOM @trojansauce

1- Who the hell do you think you are?
2- Mackerel or Haddock?

Finally, From RADS!

FOTS 37 @Dave_Cactus and the sign

Friends of the Show Episode 37 with Dave @Dave_Cactus!

“Who controls the past
Controls the future
Who controls the present
Controls the past”

Oceania Tis for Thee

What can we say about Dave Cactus? A Truly nice and great person whom loves to joke online. This guy does it all and is a great friend to many of us in the twitter joke community. In his hometown he is a legend and they have painted a gigantic mural of Dave to commemorate his greatness, I am so very happy to be talking to him today welcome Dave!

Dave’s background: Was a huge money millionaire during the tech boom, owns classic cars, lives a life of pure luxury and jokes online.

Dave’s Story: Dave Barry Burned Me!

Dave’s Tweets:

MY Pick:

Dave’s Picks:
“I’d love to reenact this tweet if I could ever find a big enough vat, and some way to simulate the mashed potatoes so I don’t ruin a large amount of food.”

“This Rob Elliott tweet is, of course, a classic. Ever since I took the sign to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, imitators have popped up everywhere”

Questions from Twitter:

Question from Dave for Next Guest:

Final Segment – Makin’ Friends with Dave Cactus:

FOTS 36 @LeBearGirdle Penguin Pal

Friends of the Show Episode 36 with Brandan @LeBearGirdle

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” -Steve Martin

Brandan is a very funny and nice twitter jokester, he has created some of the funniest tweets in recent memory and if you listened to the Hoppers episode you heard us read one of those tweets. Very happy to have him on the progrum this week!

Brandan’s Story: 3 Chickens and a Morning Surprise

Talkin’ Twitter

Brandan’s Tweet:

My Pick:

WOLVES!!

Brandan’s Picks:

Questions from Twitter:

Teeth Related Questions:

Bonus Question from last week’s friend @SteveVSNinjas: “If you could go anyplace and live there for ONE YEAR, where would that be and why”

Now what’s YOUR Question for Next week’s guest?

WRAP UP: Penguin Chat!

FOTS 35 @SteveVsNinjas the outdoorsman adventurer

Friends of the Show episode 35 with @SteveVSNinjas

“Later, he was to decide that Andrew’s life had been fractally weird. That is, you could take any small piece of it and examine it in detail and it, in and of itself, would turn out to be just as complicated and weird as the whole thing in its entirety.”
― Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

Steve is a very funny and nice Twitterer and is pals with all the cool people online. I love a good name sake on the podcast even if he spells it incorrectly.

Steve’s Story: Never Trust an Optimistic Mountaineer
My friend Glenn is a super positive person, but when I go climbing with him, when things go wrong, his never give up attitude leads us to trouble, like the first time, when we went climbing at Smith Rock State Park.

Talking Twitter:

Ask a question for next weeks guest: “If you could go anyplace and live there for ONE YEAR, where would that be and why”

Steve’s Tweets:

My pick:

Steve’s Picks:

Questions from Twitter:

About the Ninjas:

Thanks so much to Steve for joining me this week!

Tune in next week for another episode!

FOTS 34 @IsabelZawtun Fashionably fun

Friends of the Show Episode 34 with Isabel @IsabelZawtun

“No me dejen morir así, digan que dije algo” – Pancho Villa
(Do not let me die like this. Tell them I said something.)

Very interesting and cool life story so far
Cool Artwork and drawing tweets
Badboy_Bacon @Badboy_Bacon @Markydoodoo
Cool fashion n comedy – ‘Hack Couture’ show in Toronto
Check out her NEW BOOK Kafka For Children

Isabel’s Story: “My First Kiss; or, How To Deal with Blackmail”
when I was in kindergarten I kissed a boy then immediately regretted it (as one does) and years later he tried to use that dark secret against me

Isabel’s Tweets:

Isabel’s Picks:

Questions from Twitter:

Link to Isabel’s Redbubble page: check it out!

FOTS 33 @FrogAvalanche the absentminded rascal

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!

Australia Chat

Hoppers Stories:
-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!

Hopp’s Tweets:

My pick:

Hoppers’ Picks:

Questions from Twitter
From lovely Friend of the Show BEX

From FOTS TOM – check out INTERESTED in music PODCAST @InterestedPod

From FOTS @notabeanie

From FOTS Malt_Skull

From FOTS Andrew Nadeau

From last week’s guest @FeelingEuphoric Rads

From Soo Zee

SPEED ROUND QUESTIONS

Question from Cat – have you ever met Darren Hayes from Savage Garden?

Thanks so much to Hoppers for joining me this week!

FOTS 32 @FeelingEuphoric and her ukuleles!

Friends of the Show Episode 32 with Madeline @FeelingEuphoric

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
-Sylvia Plath; The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Madeline is a very lovely person who I have only recently got to know via some online interactions and I was immediately a fan, she does it all, funny jokes! Fun contests and interactions! Great songs and fun interpretations of tweets in video form, and great art as in visual art! that’s why she’s now one of my favourite people and I am so lucky to have her on the podcast, welcome Rads!

Madeline’s Stories:

Madeline and the No-Good, Very Bad Christmas Adventure

Madeline and the Criminal Christmas Carols

Madd’s Tweets:

My pick

Madd’s Picks:

QUESTIONS from TWITTER
I hear a faint clattering must be a question From The Beest!

From Jillian K

From TOM

From Mads 2

From ISABEL Z

From Leanna

From LAHMAH in a tux

Finally from FOTS Abby

SEGMENT: Stand up Comedy!

COFFEE CULTURE! Latte Art!

Mads Designed a T SHIRT!

Here’s the video of the song!
Madds Covers Wilco!

FOTS 27 @panmidwest is very nice indeed

Friends of the Show episode 27 with Kevin @panmidwest!

“One doesn’t realize in early life that the price of freedom is loneliness. To be happy is to be tied.”
-C.S. Lewis in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy

Kevin is a very funny twitter fellow and nice person! He burst on to the scene about a year ago and has been killing it, just great stuff all the time. He does a regular tweet call Mustache Mondays, we’ll get into why the ‘stache is a key part of the panmidwest brand later. Welcome Kevin!

Kevin’s Story
1. Hitchhiking in Zambia at Midnight — my friend got malaria and was hospitalized so we wanted to make sure he had someone stay with him overnight in the hospital. Finding our way there was a challenge.

2. I never expected to be tear gassed — relaxing at a cafe in Podgorica, Montenegro on a Saturday was suddenly interrupted by tear gas.

3. “Theresa” — when my neighbor broke up with her boyfriend, my roommate and i had to help her keep him away. until we realized she was stretching the truth about his antics

Kevin’s Tweets

Kevin’s Picks

Questions from Twitter
From Kevin

From James

From Isabel

From Todd

From LLAMA

From Cyborg

From FOTS ABBY

From Guy Incognito

From NickenDrumsticks

From FOTS Mike Bigby

From suggy

From Brandon

From Jillian Karger

From MAddy

Finally

Thanks to Kevin for joining me