Show #037: Street Urchin Fall-Down Theater

suspendersThe thirty-seventhst 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 PAX announcement; cool masks and Mork suspenders; crawling deep into our own (metaphorical) asses to discuss the past two weeks’ musical and video work, including our newest song, “Here Come the Dinosaurs“; ruminating on the popularity of cat videos; and the joys of poutine, and how best to export it to the States.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: What makes cat videos so popular on the Netterwebs? Also, vote in the poll to help decide the name for Storm’s poutinerie franchises (or suggest your own name).

Featured post-show song: “Everybody Loves French Fries” – Stanley Schwartz

Show #037: Street Urchin Fall-Down Theater (Some content NSFW)


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  1. Gle3nn
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    The video is set to private. Can’t watch it. The song is good though.

  2. Russ
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 12:33 am | Permalink


    Mecha Shiva.

  3. Paul and Storm
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    The YouTubes was doing maintenance late into last night and wouldn’t let us change the video to public. Fixed now.


  4. Jd
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    The Poutinerie should be called “Quuacccchhh!” Or whatever letters you would use to represent the sound of hocking up a loogie.

  5. Cybermudgeon
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    How about calling them “Monkeyshiners”? If you really want to cash in, call them “Paul&Stormers.”

  6. Posted April 28, 2009 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Ug. I like fries, but when it’s this hot out something that looks like poutine is really not appetizing. Also, malls are going the way of the dinosaurs (but, wait, the dinosaurs are coming, I guess…). You’ll need to dress it up a little and have your poutine shop in a town center boutique. Maybe call it Poutique? Poutiqueri?

    Rennet comes from calve’s stomachs.

  7. Tam O'Shanter
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Wooo!!! MECHA-SHIVA!!!

    Why are cat videos so awesome? I think Storm has a bit of a point with their aloofness, and Paul’s likening of nerds to cats sorta works. I’ve seen some morons who prefer cats, though, and some brilliant people who only like dogs, so that surely doesn’t factor in… Really, though, cats just have a certain je ne sais quois. I’m sure the unpredictability doesn’t hurt, either.

    “Monkey Fries” is the coolest, but I had to vote “Gravy Davey’s” since it would have the widest appeal.

  8. Posted April 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Poutine Age. Poutineager’s?

  9. Posted April 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Aha! You could also sell hot dogs and call it Poutiney Weenie!

    I’m going to bed now.

  10. Posted April 29, 2009 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I was trying to come up with something witty, but Scott wins with Poutiney Weenie.

  11. Posted April 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    @Scott: Poutiney Weenie sounds like a winner to me.

    I’ve been wanting to try poutine since I heard about it on episode 49 of Munchcast (an episode all about cheese = win!). I wholeheartedly agree that it should be brought to the US. You know, if one of the other minions wants to start a franchise, I’d be happy to help test the food to make sure it’s safe to give to the general public. πŸ˜‰

  12. Posted May 1, 2009 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    I love poutine with all my heart disease, ever since our brief encounter in Ontario nearly five years ago. I wish it were available here.

    Before I saw the poll, I was going to suggest simply ‘Canadian Fries’, but even though a similar option is on the poll, I had to go for Monkey fries.

  13. Posted May 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    I Heard You Like Curd, perhaps?

  14. Posted May 2, 2009 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    I don’t much care for cats, so I can’t offer any explanation as to why cat videos are popular. They hold no allure for me, alas.

    Also, while poutine itself sounds scrumptious, the word sounds vaguely dirty. πŸ™‚

  15. Alyssa
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    “Slippery Spuds” sounds kind of fun.

  16. Robin
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s okay that you’re doing PAX and not Dragon*Con this year. I saw Chris Judge (of Stargate fame) try to do two conventions on two coasts — Burbank and Boston — in one weekend a few years back, and it wasn’t pretty. He was a good sport about the whole thing, but he was clearly hurting by the end of Sunday afternoon.

    Ooh! Scratch ‘N Sniff stickers! We had both fruity and non-fruity varieties. I distinctly remember there being one that smelled (kinda) like skunk.

    Never tried poutine — yet — but I’ve heard tell of a place in Montreal that does foie gras poutine. Tres chic.

    I had an idea for a franchise name. Then Poutiney Weenie knocked it right out of my head. Go, Scott. πŸ™‚

  17. Mrs Flibble
    Posted May 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    ‘Snot Your Average Fries
    Paulines’s Poutines
    Pomme de Terribly Good

    Whatever you call it, please send one to the New Hope PA area. Thank you.

  18. Phillip Buster
    Posted June 1, 2009 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Graveese Fries!

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