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 30 @AndrewNadeau0 vs the attic

Friends of the Show Episode 30 with Andrew Nadeau @AndrewNadeau0

“If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. If you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.” – Aaron Sorkin (on his show Sports Night)

Andrew is an exceptionally funny tweeter and person! Currently out of Chicago, one of the funnier cities in the USA, he always is posting great tweets, getting featured in all the good lists and getting quote RT’d by all kinds of celebs!

Andrew’s Story – The Time I Fell Through My Attic, Or: I Flirted Terribly in an Emergency Helicopter

Bonus Story – Bad Camping and Bed Bugs

Andrew’s Tweets

Andrew’s Picks

Questions from Twitter
From Maddy @FeelingEuphoric

From LAAHMUH in a tux

From Caitlin

From FOTS Timmy Toes!

From FOTS KEvin @panmidwest

From YAB CAT @ohen39
How are you this funny? Can you prove that there aren’t three different groups of talented writers behind your account?

Thanks so much to Andrew for joining me this week!

FOTS 26 @sug_knight and the Backstreet Boys

Friends of the Show Episode 26 with Allison @sug_knight!

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Allison is one of the cool kids on twitter, very funny and very cool, doing memes and jokes, having fun online- all the good things on Twitter and none of the bad things! She also hosts a podcast ‘Cracking open a cold case’ – everyone check it out!

Allison’s story – “I am from Utah born and raised, grew up in a really religious environment and then branched out to extremely opposite twitter.it has had a more profound impact on my life than one would expect.”

sug tweets

Other’s Tweets

Questions from Twitter
From FOTS Tom @trojansauce – be sure to check out his podcast about music!

From Marc

From Zach @namestartswithZ

and finally, from Joel Krass

Wrap up:

Check out Allison’s Podcast Cracking Open a Cold Case

And be sure to follow her on Twitter

Thanks so much to Allison for joining me today!

FOTS 25 @FlaccidUmbrella loves Pringles

Friends of the Show Episode 25 with Eddie @FlaccidUmbrella

“You’re born naked and the rest is drag” – RuPaul

Eddie and I met through another podcast, the BT140 podcast, now retired. We had been added to the DM room with the BT140 community and became pals through that. Eddie is currently living in The DR of Congo! Very cool! He is a funny and nice person who also has a great eye for artistic pictures, check out his instagram @monokhrome_

Eddie’s Tweets

Eddie’s Picks
From Friend of the Show and host of Making Friends Podcast – Mark Ma-fricken-gark!

From Liz!

From Brent

Questions from Twitter
From Lord Goomba – the obscure gentleman himself!

From Kris

From xtine

From Guy Incognito

From LOS!

From Isabel

Thanks so much to Eddie for joining me this week!

FOTS 024 @OneTrickTofani loves Korn

FOTS 24 with Nick @OneTrickTofani

Boom nah dah mmm nah dah heema!
Dah boom da da mmm dum na-eema!
Dah boom da da mmm dum na-eema!
– Jonathan Davis (Korn)

Nick’s Stories: Wet Leg at a Pizza Party / The Real Bologna

Nick’s Tweets

Nick’s Picks
From Kid Rock

From Keith

From UTILITY LIMB

Questions from Twitter:

From Kendrick Lobstar

From Mike Bigby

From Malt_Skull

From Penjamin

From Isabel

From TOM

From Matt

From Jimi

BONUS! Tales of Nick’s Brother

Follow @onetricktofani and get his cool ass designs for sale HERE

Thanks Nick!

FOTS 023 @notabeanie vs James Corden

This week’s friend is a long time DM pal of mine and fellow Canadian, also she is originally from my University Town, so that is fun! She is currently out west studying and working hard to stay alive.

I’m talking about Annie she has many names, Anniebean, Beanbab, Beano, Beanbag, Sweet bean, Beanie Baby, Beans, Beanwich, Jelly Bean, Beanlet, Sweet Baby Bean, Bene. As a second choice, I have been known also to just respond to “Bean.”

“Always, I’d believed that the Spanish verb hablar meant “to have,” so that when one said “Sí, hablo español,” one was saying, “I have Spanish—I have command of the Spanish language.” Operating out of that misconception, I said to the handsome young Cubans, “No hablo Chiclets.” They smiled courteously.

Later, I learned that what I’d said was, of course, “I don’t speak Chiclets.”

At first I felt pretty dumb. But then I thought, “Well, it was an honest statement. I don’t speak Chiclets.”

Then I thought: “Why not?”

In the months since, I’ve been teaching myself to speak Chiclets. Let me tell you, it’s easier to speak Chiclets than to read or write it.”

– Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

Annie’s Story: MY FULL AND TRUE VERSION of the time I met Bex in Seattle, The time James Corden and/or his staff DMed me on twitter

Annie’s Tweets:

GOOGLE CALENDAR

OTher Tweets

From our pal Josh @notacroc

From Friend of the Show WILL

From Flannery

From Friend of the Show Danny @therealeatwood

Questions from Twitter

From Liz

From the lovely Bex

From Malt!

From Tom!

Thanks to Annie for joining me this week!

FOTS 016 @proxic0n joins Twitter, gets healthy

Friends of the Show with Eli @proxic0n

Eli has been a pal on Twitter for a few years now, he used to go by a different handle, he was @MarlonBrandNo for a while before settling on @proxic0n! He has always been funny and nice online so it is nice to have him on the show this week!

Eli’s Story: How I joined Twitter and got healthy

Eli’s Tweets

Eli’s picks
From Andrew Nadeau

From Cat Damon

From Herbie

Questions from Twitter

From the lovely SHIM

From SECOND Friend of the SHow Danny @therealeatwood

From Computer Cleric

From Trey Sploosks

From Kendrick Lobstar

From Adam Broud

Eli’s Wrap Up – what is he going to do with his life?

Eli’s Shoutouts: “Shout out to the Fucj den. I love all you guys. Special thanks to Ollie @ojedge for being the force that really pushed me over the edge to make this account. And Special thanks to Tanner @discofruit for inviting me to my first group DM and allowing to get to know all of these wonderful people”

Thanks to Eli for being the Friend of the Week!

FOTS 015 @catstronomical witnesses instant karma

Friends of the Show Episode 015 with Sarah Henry @catstronomical

@catstronomical
Sarah

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

Sarah is a cool space cat who I have recently encountered online and is a very cool and funny person who has been a great supporter of this very podcast by asking some of the best questions ever to be read on the show! Sarah is a history professor who also works in an anatomy museum and is going back to school in the fall for pathology!

Sarah’s Story: That Time My Uncle learned about instant Karma

Sarah’s Tweets

Sarah’s Picks

From Lady Broseph

From Herbie

From Conor Tripler

Questions from Twitter!

From friend of the show Tom

From our pal Ghost Mom

From host of Making Friends with Mark Magark Podcast @magarkpod

From future guest Kevin

From the Very First FOTS Jess

From fellow good question asker Timmy

From your BFF Maison Piedfort

From Friend of the Show and fellowdelphian Will

From Jack

From Morgan

Finally, a classic inside joke question from Sarah’s main man Vito Gulla!

Thanks to Sarah for joining me this week! Be sure to follow @FOTSPod on Twitter and have your question asked on a future show!

FOTS 014 @Rachelle_Mandik can taste your voice

Friends of the Show Episode 014 with @Rachelle_Mandik!

“Te Occidere Possunt Sed Te Edere Non Possunt Nefas Est (‘They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are quite a bit dicier’)”. ―David Foster Wallace

Our first DFW Quote! That’s how you know our guest is a learned person of knowledge!

This week’s Friend of the Show is Rachelle (RAY-chel) Mandik (MAN-dick). Please, call her Ray.

I Was a fan of her funny tweets since pretty early on in my TwitterShe is a VERY funny person with some of the best tweets! So lucky to have her join us on the show!

Rachelle’s Stories! Well Traveled af!

a) “Einbreid Bru, or, How Easy It Is to Die in Iceland”
b) “Of Stolen Cameras and Horse Tranquilizers: The International Language of Barfing on the Side of the Road”

Rachelle’s Tweets

Rachelle’s Picks
From Friend of the Show Todd Williams

From Twitter Legend Dril

From the lovely Abby Cohen

Questions From Twitter
From FIRST FOTS Jess @jessokfine

From Timmy @TheTimmyToes

From some dude Pete?

From Tom Trombone

From Adam

From FOTS Mark Magark of Making Friends with Mark Magark @markedly @magarkpod Check out the crossover episode!

From FOTS Sarah Joy Shockey

Final Segment – GRAB BAG! Ray is passionate about too many things to just choose one. Music, art, travel, synesthesia, baked goods

RACHELLE’S SHOUTOUTS!
I want to plug my husband Pete’s (@PeteMandik) RedBubble page, he’s just starting out with graphic design: Pete’s Red Bubble Page
I also want to plug my cello teacher, who is awesome and does lessons on Skype if you’re not local and want to study cello:
Online Cello Lessons!

Cool and very fun!

Recomendations:
BOOK = Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace: “I’ve read it five times, you pantywaist. You can manage once.”
Infinite Jest on Amazon
FILM = Down by Law, by Jim Jarmusch: “I scream. You scream. We all scream. Because we’re in jail.”
Down by Law on Amazon
ITEM = Diaper cream applicator. “It’s not that you don’t want to touch your baby’s butt, it’s that you don’t want to fist a nearly empty jar of Butt Paste.”
Diaper Cream Applicator on Amazon

Follow everyone on Twitter!