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 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 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 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!