Show #054: It’s a Similar Idiom

shmooThe fifty-fourthst 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: Some self-indulgent whining about how hard it is to be us—or, at least, to lug around t-shirts; large crowd nerves, and fear of cursing on national radio; musings about synthesized instrumentation and various favorite childhood cartoons (and live-action shows); Storm introduces his Word-of-the-Month; and he used to cry a lot. Also, Paul forgets the call letters for WTAF-TV.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: What was your favorite childhood cartoon and/or live-action show?

Featured post-show song:  “The Commander Thinks Aloud” by The Long Winters

Show #054: It’s a Similar Idiom (Some content NSFW)


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  1. Wesley
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    You should have done an audience participation alert thing for whats your favorite comic.

  2. Paul and Storm
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Good point. Now there is one.

    Score one for Wesley!


  3. Posted August 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    See, I wish you *would* comment on world affairs, because that would be interesting. Right now, you do your geek thing – which is fine for most of your fans – and I don’t follow about 85% of what you’re saying, but I am not going to go look it up because I simply am not interested. People try to explain it to me, but I just smile and nod because I just don’t care.

  4. Richard
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Lancelot Link : Secret Chimp. Nothing else even comes close.

  5. Cybermudgeon
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Being an old fart, “Looney Tunes” & “Rocky & Bullwinkle” are my childhood favorites. When I got a older, I found the British imports “Danger Mouse” & “Count Duckula.” “The Muppet Show” is definitely the live-action show for me (always identified with either Animal or the Swedish Chef). My favorite episodes starred Alice Cooper, Victor Borge & Vincent Price.

  6. Posted August 27, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    As a child/early teen, I was a big fan of Duck Tales and Animaniacs.

    @Cybermudgeon: I loved Danger Mouse and The Muppet Show, too. Bork bork bork! 🙂

    Paul, seriously? You do realize that you’re kidding no one when you say that you hate to be the person who offers tantalizing tidbits about awesomeness to come without giving any specifics…? For proof of the exact opposite, see your incessant musical cock teasing via Twitter and previous episodes of the podcast (I’m too lazy to look for specific examples, but I know they’re there.) I would be inclined to give you more shit about it if it weren’t for your mention of gerunds and participle phrases. What can I say? Talk nerdy to me and I’m more forgiving. 😉

  7. Rich Rosenthal
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Fozzy Bear was a hack, but to call him the Dane Cook of the muppets is just plane wrong. Even at his worst Fozzy has endearing qualities.

  8. Posted August 29, 2009 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Hi guys!

    For me, my favorite cartoons were: Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Garfield and Friends, Animaniacs, and Ren and Stimpy. Of course I also admire the classics, (ie. Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, the Pink Panther…) As for the live action shows, only one comes to mind… and be aware that I was eleven when this came out… Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. (Also from Japan except with English speaking actors for the scenes when they were not in the suits. All other action though, strictly Japanese) After the first incarnation, the show really went down hill with all that Power Rangers “Neo” crap, or Dino Thunder… Truthfully, I watch more animation now than I did when I was a kid because Anime tends to touch on a more adult wavelength than the style of our American animation.

    By the way Storm, you are probably referring to the voice actor Frank Welker. He has done about every animal noise, demon growl, or weird noise that has ever appeared in American animation (and English dubbed Anime) for the last several decades.


  9. Minion Smith2
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Live action: The Banana Splits and, a few years later, The Bugaloos. (Dang, I’m old.) Cartoons: definitely Bugs Bunny & Daffy – the pre-70’s episodes. For the Wile E. Coyote fans, listen to “Operation Desert Storm” by Tom Smith, at One of my favorite songs (present company excepted, of course).

  10. Anya Silverfur
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    All the above comments mention some awesome shows that I grew up on.

    Am I the only one who watched “SuperTed”? I still love that show and my battered VHS tape of it.

  11. Jess
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Favorite cartoon- I’m one for the classics: Looney Tunes.

  12. Robin
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Oh no! Paul suffers from the Giggle Loop! (See this clip from Coupling for explanation.)

    I grew up watching a lot of cartoons, but the ones that really stuck with me were Transformers (the original), the Hanna Barbera lineup (particularly Captain Caaaaaveman!), The Flintstones, and Looney Tunes. Oh, and the Schoolhouse Rock segments. I was totally a PBS kid, though. Sesame Street, Mister Rogers, Reading Rainbow, a locally produced nature show I can’t remember the name of, the adult math series, Doctor Who (!) … Wow, that list explains so much about me. 🙂

  13. Posted August 29, 2012 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I love the fact that Paul didn’t get the guailo (guilo?) joke. Priceless.


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