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 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 31 @NamestartswithZ and the Torn conspiracy

Friends of the show Episode 31 with Zach @NamestartswithZ

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia” -Charles Schulz

Zach is a very cool young fun dude who does funny tweets online and is a good guy! I am very happy to have him joining me this week.

Zach’s Story: The Teleporting Russian Sketch Artist

Zach’s Tweet

SKINNER PICKS:

Zach’s Picks:

AND THIS

AND THIS!

Questions from Twitter

Neighbor Ron Segment!

NEW! MYSTERY SEGMENT: The TRUE Meaning behind Natalie Imbruglia’s song ‘Torn’

And that’s what’s going on

Thanks so much to Zach 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 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 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 022 @TheUnderfold reinvented

Friends of the Show Episode 22 with Brian Russell @TheUnderfold 9/25/2017

“Sucking at something is the first step to being kinda good at something.” – Jake, Adventure Time

Brian is a talented artist and funny person, he has created The Underfold, a web comic that has been through several iterations over its years online. The latest version launched in January 2016 and follows Brian through his life raising a family.

You can support The Underfold HERE

Or Read the comics on The Underfold Website

And Be sure to check out his NEW Podcast about DnD: Awful Good @AwfulGoodCrew on Twitter or website

Brian’s Story:
PART I: How The Underfold Began (the naming and getting into webcomics)
PART II: Reinventing The Underfold (how I started using Twitter and refocused my efforts)

Brian’s Tweets:

Brian’s Picks:

From Ginger Hot Dish:

From Friend of the Show WILL:

From Boog!

Questions from Twitter:
From Friend of the Show Abby @AbbyCohenWL

From the Obscure Gentleman himself, Lord Goomba

From Darrel Troxel

Finally, from Paul Graves:

Thanks to Brian for joining me this week!