Show #064: A Really Useful Engine

godhelpmeThe sixty-fourthnd 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 (a couple days late, sorry): we recap the first half of our UK/Ireland tour; a drunken Irishman molests Jonathan Coulton; a Paltrowian look at Paul as an angry drunk; haggis and Irn-Bru;

Finally: a couple months ago, a couple blind listeners asked us to find a creative way for them to become new members of the Brigade of Minions. We decided that you, our listeners/other Minions, should illustrate them (in any way you like), based on their descriptions of themselves. Here are those descriptions:

@dave728nc: Dave is a youthful 47, dark hair with some gray, average build with a ready smile and cherubic good looks.  A computer consultant by day, and martial artist superhero by night, his motto is, “If the computers don’t do what I tell them to do, I kick them until they cooperate.”  He has very few Twitter followers, and is never shy about shameless groveling for more.

@CarolinaWolfie: So yeah, this is me, @CarolinaWolfie. So first, as my user name kind of implies, I’m a dog person. I travel with Simba, a black Labrador service dog. She’s way up there on the cute scale. She’s tiny, but don’t let that fool you. She’s kind of like me, mostly quiet with occasional bursts of energy and affection. I have two kids–both boys–and they are both awesome young men. I have blond hair and hazel eyes. And that’s as much as you’re getting on that score, but if you offer me the right incentive things could change.

Use the above two descriptions, either literally or as a jumping-off point, as a basis for illustrating either or both of them. You can submit links to your completed work in the comments section of this post. We will choose our favorite(s) as their official Brigade of Minions submission photos. Also, if the winning illustrator(s) are existing Minions, they will receive a special award designation.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Based upon their descriptions above, illustrate one or both of our two new “wannabe” Minions; also, describe Paul had he gone the “angry drunk” route.

Show #064: A Really Useful Engine (Some content NSFW)


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  1. Posted November 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I’ll start the ball rolling.

    Here is Wolfie:

    And here is Dave:

  2. Jon
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Just thought I should point out that it’s pronounced “pah-stie”.

    Bloody tourists :p

  3. Richard
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    What’s that substance on the drunken Irishman’s fingers? Eeeeewww.

  4. Posted November 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Paul as an angry drunk: a self-portrait.

  5. Posted November 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I believe I may have mentioned my love of trains before, so podcast on a train = awesome. 🙂

    Also, this is not only an attempt to get you guys to come back to Michigan, but we have some pretty damn good pasty places in the Great Lakes state, particularly in the Upper Peninsula. Just sayin’…

    @Len: You know I love you, but I think you’ve pretty much guaranteed that no one else is going to enter the minion art contest. How are we supposed to compete with you? 😉

  6. Robin
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Man, I really want to go back to Edinburgh now. Go go, gadget college nostalgia!

  7. Posted November 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    After five years spent as a complete lush, Paul dries up, finds Jebus, and spends the rest of his life as a sanctimonious prick.

  8. Posted November 19, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Here is ‘martial artist superhero by night’ crossed with ‘tiny, but don’t let that fool you’:

    I was too lazy to actually do anything, that’s a photo taken by Zach Bagnall of some tiny ninjas I won at one of your concerts. Well, I don’t think I actually won them so much as traded them for some playing cards. I’m a little hazy on the details.

  9. Kieran C
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    ah, if only they could actually pronounce pasty….

  10. Posted March 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Did I win this? I never did get my special award designation.

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