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 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 29 @maisonshouting and badass needlepoint

Friends of the Show episode 29 with Maison Piedfort @Maisonshouting

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.” — Daniel Hillel

Maison is a talented and funny writer and artist, dabbling in many forms of media and doing lots of very fun things, you can check out all her writing and what not at maisonwithapen.com very cool needlepoint things too! Obliged to mention she was also a guest on Making Friends with Mark Magark check it out!

Maison’s Story – That time a hot doctor gave me a surprise pelvic exam.

Maison’s Tweets

Maison’s Picks

Questions from Twitter

Check out Maisons needlepoint Etsy Store

Shoutout to @catstronomical and check out her episode of the podcast!

Thanks so much to Maison for joining me this week!

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

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 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!