Show #023: Celebrity Fart Widget

The twenty-thirdth episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

In this rather self-reflective episode: apologies (but not regrets); a new label for our next batch of minions; pondering a decimation; much shilling for Tupperware; mondegreens; fame for fame’s sake; fart buttons; and obscure musical references.

Audience participation alert! Don’t forget to vote in Geek Madness and spread the word; also, a) tell us what single thing you would bring back in time; and b) who these days is likely to be famous for being famous?

Featured post-show song: “But, Mr Adams- 1776 (Original Broadway Cast)

Show #023: Celebrity Fart Widget (Some content NSFW)

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21 Comments

  1. Posted January 12, 2009 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Doodooheads? Dudes. Isn’t that a little harsh?

    Los Angeles celebrity famous for being famous (also former CA gubernatorial candidate): Angelyne.

  2. Posted January 12, 2009 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Jefferson: “Mr. Adams, damn you, Mr. Adams, you’re obnoxious and disliked that cannot be denied. Once again you stand between me and my lovely bride…oh, Mr. Adams, you are driving me to homicide!”

    Franklin, Sherman, & Richardson: [add chorus-line kick] “Homicide, homicide! We may see murder yet!”

    Ok, I’m not geek enough to be a real Paul&Storm-style geek, but occasionally I do get geek references. 1776 rocks.

  3. Posted January 12, 2009 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Oh, and it’s Robert Livingstone and Roger Sherman.

  4. Posted January 12, 2009 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Happy new year, Paul and Storm.

    Too tired to do it on a Sunday? Just not feelin’ it? That’s what she said…

    In Soviet Russia – YOU tell the puppet. I know, I was born in Soviet… somewhere, not Russia.

    Pay to stay away? Great rhyme guys. If that were a lyric to a song it would be better than anything ever written by, let’s say the Insane Clown Posse, or for that matter the Jonas Brothers.

    Little known fact, “There Might Be Things Happening” was the original name chosen by the Johns of They Might Be Giants.

    I was actually talking about you a lot.

    Reasonably Special Below That is the name of my first album.

    Tupper Consultant sounds like a really terrible title, like the “Sandwich Artist” at Subway.

    Does joining require me to anything, like give them or anybody money or my email address or something?

    Storm, you read the categories off like it was some sort of Celebrity Jeopardy. Sean Connery would naturally be involved.

    It would be like “mounds of green”. This coming from someone who ate nothing but pizza, chicken, french fries, and tacos yesterday. Oh and banana bread. Not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in that order.

    I can think of like Flavor Flav, who was in Public Enemy, but it’s all about reality shows now. I think the show “The Surreal Life” is designed primarily to get people talking about these people again. Ben Stein also – he’s this economic genius type, but he’s known for Clear Eyes, Win Ben Stein’s Money, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, etc.

    “Celebrity Farts” is the name of my new web show on TMZ.com about celebrities in their 70s or above.

    Bill Maher, for some reason, I feel like he’d be a funny farter.

    You should clarify – performing for live audiences refers to music in your case……

    Good podcast. I would say it makes up for last weeks. You should definitely remind people to go “demand” you in their towns.

  5. Gingerlink
    Posted January 12, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m rather upset that my minionship doesn’t appear to have been accepted, especially as I signed up when there were 99 minions. I know leaving it like that I might still have missed the centurion, but it seems to have been missed completely.

    Did my binary minionship confuse you guys? ;)

  6. Posted January 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    A friend of mine, and fan of yours, would like to become a “filet minion” or possibly a “minyan,” but he’s somewhat less enthused about being a tardy doodoohead, even a super awesome one.

  7. Posted January 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    @Colleenky They can’t be a minyan all by themselves, it requires at least 9 others. That reminds me of that “yo mama’s so stupid” joke – “Yo mama’s so stupid she went to the movies and it said ‘Under 18 Not Admitted’ so she went home and got 17 of her friends.” Note: Intended at anyone’s “mama” in particular…..

  8. Posted January 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    NOT intended*. Wow. Sorry!

  9. Ryan
    Posted January 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Roger Sherman, Paul. Robert Livingston. A 1776 reference, and a Dune reference in the same show… You’ve made my night.

    And in reply to all this “Minyan” talk, we’ve been beat out. On the Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog DVD, there were Evil League of Evil audition tapes, among which was Tur Mohel (“turmoil”), an evil rabbi, and his “Minyan,” ten fellows, ready to do his bidding. Ah well.

  10. Ryan
    Posted January 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    “… I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death [*titter*] that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain…”

  11. Posted January 13, 2009 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    @Ryan: That reminds me of an Italian madrigal “Il bianoe dolce cigno” (The White and Sweet Swan). It’s a Renaissance piece with the following translated text (in part):

    I die a blessed death,
    which in dying fills me
    full of joy and desire.
    If in dying, were I to feel no other pain,
    I would be content to die a thousand deaths a day.

    This, of course, is meant as a double entendre. Yet many middle and high school choirs sing this lovely tune in Italian year after year, completely oblivious. Which makes me laugh a lot. :-)

  12. Posted January 13, 2009 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Argh. “Bianoe” should be “bianco e.”

  13. Posted January 13, 2009 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    @Roman: My friend and I understand that minyan refers to a group of ten. It’s a funny. Ha ha. :-)

  14. Posted January 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    @Ryan Haha, I really want the DVD, I have for a long time. That there makes it sound even funnier!

  15. Ann
    Posted January 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Hooray for the return of the podcast! I was afraid I was going to have to break out my Power Ballads cd and start singing “Don’t Know What You Got (’till It’s Gone)” by Cinderella; a scary thought indeed.

    Yup, I have nothing meaningful to add to this week’s discussion, just a happy P&S podcast-ladden ipod.

  16. Robin
    Posted January 13, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    A) What to take back in time… Hmm… If I’m going for any extended period, I don’t want to take anything electronic, ’cause it’d be useless pretty quick. Maybe one of those enormous Swiss Army knives with, like, twelve blades and alan wrenches and tweezers and things? That’d be useful.

    B) There are a lot of people who are famous for being famous right now, but I really hope that most of them won’t stand the test of time. I suspect Britney Spears has reached that point, and maybe the Olson twins. It makes me sad that most of the current examples are at least partly famous for having had legitimate celebrity and then imploding. :(

    “I must drink beer. Beer is the mind-killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me, and when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the beer has gone past, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

    [http://www.goats.com/archive/990517.html]

  17. MitchO
    Posted January 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    My “famous for the sake of famous” person I always thought of was Brett Somers. The only thing I thought people remembered her for, before Match Game, was playing Oscar’s ex wife on The Odd Couple … and she was Klugman’s wife, so that seemed like a nepotism job. Then she gets on Match Game, and she’s famous for being on the show … but aren’t you supposed to be famous to be a celebrity panelist in the first place?

    What was that 70s/80s game show which had celebrity husbands and wives in a Newlywed Game style show, but the audience won prizes? Gotta look this up.

  18. Posted January 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    On iPhone fart apps – actually, about 4 or 5 came out at the same time, rather suspiciously. I think Apple sat on the free ones until a paid-for one came along.

  19. MitchO
    Posted January 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Responding to myself – Tattletales: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tattletales

  20. Jeff
    Posted January 16, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m definitely coming at this a bit late (though you’ve been somewhat tardy with the podcast, I’ve been even tardier listening to said podcast), but “mondegreen” is a term coined itself from a misheard lyric (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen) in “The Bonnie Earl O’ Murray”:

    Actual:
    They hae slain the Earl Amurray / And laid him on the green

    Misheard:
    They hae slain the Earl Amurray / And Lady Mondegreen

    Other common mondegreens include “‘Scuse me, while I kiss this guy,” “There’s a bathroom on the right,” and the entire chorus of the song “Asereje”. Why I know all of this can only be attributed to a dangerous combination of anal retentiveness, insatiable curiosity, and access to the intertubes.

    The more you know.

    –Jeff

  21. Posted February 6, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Whoo-hoo! I am one of the eight who has seen 1776! I didn’t get to see Brent Spiner as John Adams, but we own the soundtrack.

    I was getting ready to submit my minion pic, but I’m really not keen on being a doodyhead. Maybe I’ll just continue to work on my goal of the largest number of naughty foods submitted by a single person.

    Cheers!
    ^_^

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