Show #032: Tagamuchi Brick Game Fun Toy Playtime

3364226084_1b3326d6b9The thirty-secondth episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: the question of cubits; Storm may or may not be an asshole; wild adventures at SXSW Interactive, with a cast of dozens (including You Look Nice Today, MC Frontalot and; we actually meet She Who Has Acknowledged Us; we announce the first US Secretary of Geek Affairs; brick toys; the joys of Texas eating; and we ponder “which one is me?” Also, Storm’s legs.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Pick a group of identifiable personalities/characters (the cast of “Friends”, the “Scooby-Doo” gang, the US Supreme Court, etc.), identify which one is “you,” and defend your selection. Also, Minions who send us their “Scooby-Doo ratio” in pie chart or Venn Diagram form will receive an accolade to be determined.

Featured post-show song: “Banjo Players in Heaven” – Austin Lounge Lizards

Show #032: Tagamuchi Brick Game Fun Toy Playtime (Some content NSFW)


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  1. Zach Totz
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Pie chart to come, but I’m about 45% Dr. Orpheus, 25% Dean Venture, 10% Hank Venture, 5% Rusty, 7.5% Pete White & Master Billy Quizboy, and 7.5% Brock Samson.

    Or from the ‘villain’ side, 40% #21, 30% Dr. Girlfriend, 20% #24 (R.I.P.), and 10% Monarch.

  2. Posted March 18, 2009 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Here’s my chart.

    It ain’t easy, bein’ green. 🙂

  3. Ross
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Question: Will that photo now be attached to all blog posts?

  4. Cybermudgeon
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Just sent in my pie chart, but here are the percentage breakdowns (went with M*A*S*H*):

    Radar O’Reilly: 27%
    Hawkeye Pierce: 21%
    Father Mulcahy: 21%
    Sidney Freedman: 21%
    Klinger: 0.8%
    Col. Potter: 0.5%

  5. dorian
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    In case the image doesn’t work:
    62% – scrappy doo
    28% – daphne
    06% – scooby doo
    04% – monster villain

    ps: (flickr)

  6. dorian
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    blah, html filter not noted:

  7. Posted March 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Scooby Doo Percentages

    10% Shaggy
    16% Velma
    64% It’s Really (remove mask) Old Mr. Furley!!
    10% Harlem Globetrotters

  8. Posted March 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Riiight. What’s a cubit? 😉 (Voopa, voopa, voopa…)

    So I was all dull and went with “Friends” characters. Pie chart here.
    40% – Ross (Insecure Nerd)
    25% – Monica (OCD Control Freak)
    15% – Chandler (Socially Awkward Dork)
    10% – Phoebe (Random Ditz)
    05% – Rachel (Impractical Flibbertigibbet)
    05% – Joey (Self-Absorbed Performer)

  9. JadeSnake
    Posted March 18, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my pie chart. I was going to go for muppets , but Ken Kopin beat me to it. So I was forced to go with the next best thing, fraggles!
    33.52% – Mokey
    32.70% – Wembley
    29.84% – Boober
    3.31% – Red
    0.63% – Gobo

  10. Joe
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Out of the 4 Monkees, I tend to be most like Peter Tork. If I were to break it down:

    60% – Peter Tork
    30% – Davy Jones
    5% – Mickey Dolenz
    5% – Mike Nesmith

    Pie chart to come.

    -Joe (The angel-less Minion)

  11. Joe
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I’ve changed my mind.

    Based on the ghosts of Pac-Man:

    63% Blinky
    25% Plinky
    7% Inky
    5% Clyde


  12. Joe
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Here is the link to my pie chart: personality ghosts.pdf

  13. Posted March 19, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    2… 2 pizzas… ah ah ah…

    I thought it was shoulder to index finger.

    I’ve got a three foot vegetable…..

    Were they wearing one of those douchebaggy blueteeth thing? If so, they could have been talking into that.

    Try Craigslist under the “missed opportunities” – “Saw you at the airport, you called me an asshole under your breath, I just made fun of you to quite a lot of listeners worldwide on my podcast.”

    SXSW is pretty big, a bunch of my Tweeple are talking all about it.

    “We talked fonts” could have been your podcast title…

    The Hammer IS really noticeable from a far distance. Need I remind you what the hammer is?

    If you want to see fanboy, you should see some of the things I’ve tweeted at arch comic booker/voice overer/awesome guy Rikki Simons.

    At the Cleveland show I saw Len and Nora from Jawbone at a distance but I was very like afraid to come over to say hi – I mean it’s not even some people I’ve “seen” online it’s just some people whose voices I’ve heard. It’s awkward.

    I got into John Scalzi recently – excellent stuff.

    Smash it with THE Hammer… Again, need I remind you of what the hammer is?

    Face on a brick? Does that mean they had a social networking website related to it called Facebrick? Did it live in its own little brick… house? And as a follow up, was it “mighty mighty”?

    I has some delicious tacos yesterday, though they were home made – I can put more vegetables and whatnot… and lots of taco sauce. Om nom nom nom.

    I’m a little bit velma… I’m a little bit rock and roll?

    I tried out for show choir in junior high – I failed. I was however in 3 musicals. Suck on that… world….

    Your legs discussion reminded me of that episode of South Park “The List.”

    I will do this pie chart thing in a bit. I have some software to write, a concert to potentially attend. So… yeah.

    As far as the shows guy if anyone reading is in those cities and has never seen Paul and Storm live – you really should – it’s tremendously hilarious. You will enjoy it and have a lot of fun, seriously.

    Have you guys considered, for the ending song, something from The Blanks – they are a very hilarious a capella group (they regularly appear on episodes of Scrubs, which is a great show).

    I will be a good day, you too Paul and Storm and… Internet.

  14. Posted March 19, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I was so hoping that you two would get to meet Felicia Day @ SXSW! Congrats! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the story of how it all came together. Cute picture, too.

    Maybe it’s because it was early, or because I needed cheering up, but I thought the Tagamuchi brick part was hilarious.

    I’ll be back to do the audience participation part later. I need to think about it a bit more.

    @Roman: I, coincidentally, had a Len moment, too. I was at the Coverville 500 concert in Vegas last summer, and walked by Len, recognized him and wanted to tell him I like his work. But, I had the fear of coming off as phony (Storm, you aren’t alone), so I didn’t say anything. 🙁 As an added bonus I also missed the opportunity to meet Felicia Day at this show…

  15. Perry
    Posted March 19, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    45% Leonard Hofstadter
    35% Sheldon Cooper
    15% Rajesh Koothrappali
    5% Howard Wolowitz

    I’m a PhD in Physics, doing Astrophysics research.

  16. Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I thought a cubit was from elbow to fingertip?
    Hey guys just wanted to say thanks for a great show in Austin. Thanks for signing my uke.
    Storm, we talked briefly about podcasts and I mentioned my comedy troupe, I’m the Storm of that group too.

  17. Nicole Lee
    Posted March 21, 2009 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Hi! I’m Nicole, the VIP girl who gushed to you about Felicia Day.

    Hmm, I think I’m Princess Allura from Voltron. All the other guys in our Salt Lick mini-van get to be the other Voltron guys (Though since there were six of you and only five other members of the lion force, I guess two of you will have to share a lion.) As to why… Voltron is the only one-woman group I can think of right now. Oh, and I like pink.

    Very awesome to meet you guys, by the way 🙂

  18. Nicole Lee
    Posted March 21, 2009 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Okay, so there are only four other lions. I had mistakenly counted Sven, the lion that Allura replaced. Oops.

  19. Posted March 21, 2009 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Great show last night, guys. Definitely a different kind of crowd (even from the Bob and Tom crowd in Grand Rapids), but still fun. I promise that I’ll make sure my husband showers the next time we do merch. hehe

    Here’s my Scooby-Doo pie chart. You may need to click on a larger size to actually read the stats.

    My breakdown:
    42% Velma
    37% Shaggy
    8% Scooby
    7% Fred
    6% Daphne

    Oh, and – nag, nag – when are you coming back to Michigan? 😉 (Though I guess since I’ve seen you 4 times in the last 9 months, I can’t really complain too much, can I?)

    Hope the Highlands treated you well! 😉

  20. Jack F.
    Posted March 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    My analysis of Jack F is based on characters from Everybody Loves Raymond. In hindsight, I should have added more Frank and less Robert.

  21. Zach Totz
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Pie chart sent to you via e-mail.

  22. Posted March 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m hoping that some of the charts that I cannot see haven’t used these characters, but I decided to use the main characters from Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles. The file can be viewed here.

    The breakdown is as so:

    Lavernius Tucker: 30%
    Franklin Delano Donut: 20%
    Dexter Grif: 17%
    Leonard Lawrence Church: 15%
    Michael J. Caboose: 10%
    Richard Simmons: 8%
    Sarge: 7%
    Tex: 3%

    Now the defense. I consider myself most like Tucker primarily because of my ability to bitch about anything and because a mind that usually takes someone’s words in the most perverted way possible. Donut and Grif follow close behind, but because I’m not quite as lazy as Grif and in the past there was the constant questioning of my sexuality by others, Donut slightly edges Grif. Next is Church because although I am lazy, I have a work ethic that typically pits me against my peers. While I very much love Caboose, I’m way too smart to be Caboose. As for the rest, I’m not a sycophant like Simmons, I’ve no mechanical or surgical aptitude like Sarge, and I’m not a mean rotten killing machine like Tex.

  23. Robin
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like you guys had a smashing time. Wish I could’ve joined you. 🙂

    Ooh, pie charts! You certainly know the way to a nerdgirl’s heart. So many fandoms to choose from… I’ll plot some out and get back to you.

    (And Storm? You’re not an asshole, no matter what grumpy guys in airports might mutter.)

  24. Posted March 23, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my Scooby-Doo ratio, and just for fun, I made one for Paul as well…

  25. Richard
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink

  26. Robin
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    After careful consideration, I’m forced to admit that my personality most closely resembles Jaye Tyler from Wonderfalls. With a bit of Kaylee Frye and Tara Maclay thrown in.

    Using the Scooby-Doo paradigm, I’m mostly Velma, followed by aspects of Scrappy (for spaziness) and Shaggy (for love of cooking), and small bits of the rest of the gang. Full nerdly breakdown over here:

  27. Robin
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    @Julie: Your Scooby pie chart kicks major booty. I am mightily impressed with your diagram-fu. 😀

  28. Posted March 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    @Robin: Thanks! I used to make the base pie chart and GIMP to overlay the images over the existing pie chart and adjusted transparencies temporarily so I could erase the parts of each image that didn’t apply. It was kind of a long process, but I think the end result was worth it. 🙂

  29. RaiulBaztepo
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  30. Posted May 23, 2009 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Занятно, откуда такое чудище вылезло?

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