The fifty-oneth 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: Storm is debriefed on his Chicago vacation experience; we consider meals in the Star Wars saga; the overall awesomeness of architecture; hypothetical presidential rescues; the (possibly waning) influence of Bugs Bunny; and celebrity poetry, featuring the groundbreaking work of Charlie Sheen.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Have there been any “game-changing,” paradigm-redefining buildings lately? Also, which U.S. President would you want to rescue you, and from what situation?
Featured post-show song: “Chicago” – Frank Sinatra
Show #051: Big Stuff and Small Stuff and History (Some content NSFW)[audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.nuggetman.com/podcasts/PS_5-10_051.mp3]
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There have been a few iterations of Bugs Bunny since Tiny Toons: Baby Looney Tunes (2002-2005) and in the same tangential mode as Tiny Toons, there was Loonatics Unleashed (2005-2007), which were superhero descendants of Bugs et al.
Re: Darth Vader eating: Be sure to check out Robot Chicken’s version of the Cloud City banquet. Hi-larious!
Cracked.com had a graet article about terrifying future buildings here:
And way to go on the recipe reading, Storm. I think one of your side projects should be dramatic readings of recipes, because that’s something I’ve truly never heard before.
Welcome back, Storm.
True story: Charlie Sheen was one of my first adolescent celebrity crushes, and as 11 year-olds are known to do, I sent him a fan letter. Only, I wanted to stand out from the stack of other letters, so I wrote him a horrible poem instead of the usual fan letter. Predictably, I never heard back from him. Years later, I felt vaguely embarrassed for sending that drivel to a celebrity and hoped he didn’t ever actually see it. After hearing his “talents” for the written word, any lingering traces of embarrassment have been erased. So, thanks, Overlords.
Also, I agree with Auburn re: dramatic reading of recipes. Highly entertaining.
Sounds like Storm had a grand time in Chicago. I’d totally go out on The Ledge. When I was about six we went up the CN Tower in Toronto and it has a similar observation deck that I greatly enjoyed. My mom, on the other hand, was more Gillian-like in her staying close to the elevators.
As for architecture, the new goal seems to be most avant-garde rather than simply tall. The stuff being built in Dubai, for example.
Re: Bugs Bunny, I have but one thing to say. “Kill the wabbit!” Anything that can introduce kids to Wagnerian opera (and Mozart, for that matter) is a good thing. 🙂
Those “poems” were pretty painful. Good thing Mr. Sheen has a day job. (Although if someone could cancel Two and a Half Men, that’d be great, thanks.) That was a very well read ingredient list. Now I want pizza, and I don’t have any leftovers from last night. 🙁
I went to chicago to see reletives and got back home around the same time storm got back
I’m suprised i was even in the same city as storm at the same time
You have got to include a reading of Charlie Sheen poetry in your live shows. I’ll be looking for it at World Cafe Live in Philly in December.
I’d very much like to be rescued from an out-of-control car by FDR. Not sure how he’d catch up with it. maybe he could lean out of the window of a second car and pull me out of my seat or something.
Wow, just moments before it was said, I was answering TR. Teddy Roosevelt in the cocktail party or in the grave peril, most certainly.