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 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 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 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!

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 003 @Prof_Hinkley will just floss tomorrow

(EPISODE 003 of the Friends of the Show Podcast)

Travis
Follow Travis On Twitter

“Don’t Mistake Activity for Achievement.” – John Wooden

Hello! Welcome to episode three, the third episode with my guest Travis AKA @Prof_Hinkley on Twitter!

I am very happy to have Travis on this week’s show, he is without a doubt one of the most interesting people I know online. We have a very nice chat about fun stuff on Twitter and he tells some fun tales and isn’t afraid to mix it up with some light razzing of his friends.

Travis’ Four Stories
Vasectomy
Getting my car intentionally run into by crazy lady at school
Trying to outrun the sheriff on motorcycle
Meeting my wife and having both kids born during the song Days go by

Travis’ Favourite @Prof_Hinkley Tweets

Travis Favourite Tweets:
From @David8Hughes

From Kyle McDowell86

From Dan Obrien

We asked Twitter to give us some questions and boy did Twitter do that

From our good pal Timmy @TheTimmyToes

From our good friend Annie Bean @notabeanie

From our first episode’s guest @jessokfine Hi Jess!

A Floss thing – care to explain before we get into these? Travis tweeted “I’ll just floss tomorrow” every day for a long, long time.

I saved this question to the end because it will take some explaining:

That’s it! Please follow Travis and Steven on Twitter:

Shoutouts!

AND WATCH: These People






Thanks to Travis @Prof_Hinkley for joining me this week!

Please Follow everyone mentioned on Twitter, it’s very good stuff.

Thank YOU for listening!