Show #090: Big Huge Blastie

The ninetythstrd 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: we endorse new minion and band friend Scott Meyer’s “Basic Instructions“; Paul’s “Vending Machine Moustaches” project (a.k.a. “PaulStaches”), and musings on vending machines in general; Mike Phirman interrupts; we announce the very exciting news of the upcoming Jonathan Coulton Cruise (Jan. 2-8, 2011); the joy of playing craps (and Storm correctly pronounces “croupier”); and a passing mention of pie fights leads to a lengthy discussion of our potential new franchise, Paul and Storm’s Pie Fightery.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: What shipboard activities should we have for the JoCo Cruise? Also, feel free to suggest other elements/draw an advertisement for Paul and Storm’s Pie Fightery.

Post-show song: “You Give a Little Love” – Bugsy Malone Soundtrack

Show #090: Big Huge Blastie

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11 Comments

  1. Posted July 9, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Will the price be comparable to other cruises of the same length/location?

    I ask, and yet probably can’t actually go because of that whole job business. I’m just curious in case I win the lottery and am able to quit in a spectacularly melodramatic fashion. It could happen.

  2. Paul and Storm
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    There will be no markup on the cruise price, but there will be an entertainment fee that will cover all of the special JoCo Cruise performances and activities. We’re working on the cruise website right now, which will have all of the details.

  3. Joey
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm…I was already planning to go down to Florida that week…

  4. Robin (the Mini-Minion)
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Aw, man. If I didn’t already have an awesome (and expensive) trip planned for a couple month before, I’d totally go on the JoCo cruise. Sounds like you guys are gonna have a blast.

    The Pie Fightery sounds freakin’ fun! I’ll attempt the illustration / advertisement challenge next week when I need a break from home renovation hell. :)

  5. Jason
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Have the visa in hand. Just waiting for the web site to go live …

  6. Robin (the Mini-Minion)
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Hmm… maybe I’ll go on this one next summer instead. ;)
    http://www.cruisecons.com/

  7. Posted July 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    1. Paul & Storm’s Pie Fightery must absolutely include Western-style plywood building facades and an assortment of hay bales, barrels, horse troughs, etc. to jump in/behind.

    2. Cruise activity suggestions:
    - Pirating (We’re with P&S, we’re in the Caribbean AND we have the t-shirts? It’s a no-brainer!)
    - Gulf wildlife de-oiling (Hmmm… maybe in bad taste?)
    - Australian rules shuffleboard (not sure what that would be exactly, but probably similar to Overhand Curling, which is part of the as-yet-fictitious “Extreme Winter Olympics”.
    - most serious suggestion: some type of board / card game tournament, e.g. Carcasonne, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, etc.

  8. Posted July 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Any opportunity to play games with the celebrity guests would be wonderful. The poker tournament is a great idea.
    I’d like to come on the cruise, but for now I’ll just have to wait and see if things could work out that way.

    When you open your Pie Fightery, are you going to have real food pies or the industry standard shaving cream?

  9. Posted July 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    If this cruise stops in Falmouth, Jamaica, Storm’s childhood dream could be fulfilled: one of the cruise excursions is a trip to Ocho Rios to climb the falls. The package also includes riding the “Bobsled Jamaica” attraction, which sounds like a Paul and Storm kind of event.

    I support the use of Rock Band at any and all events.

  10. Posted July 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks a lot, you’ve managed to schedule this cruise with the first day of it starting on Jan 2nd ON MY BIRTHDAY! So now I guess I have to find my way on this ship, I hope I can afford this or I’ll be very sad.

    But Ideas for events:
    - If I am on this cruise, everyone sings happy birthday to me, or just Joco, Paul and Storm.

    - Everyone have a big singalong to, “I’m on a Boat” by the Lonely Island boys while we take off, and then all the paul and storm pirate songs, oh and the Last Saskatchewan Pirate as well.

    -BOARD GAMES! Lots of them, I’ll probably bring a few, but I can’t bring too much because I know I won’t have remotely enough room with such small cabins. But I’m a geek with pale skin, I don’t do well out in the sun, Last time I went on a cruise i spent most of it below deck, and board games are awesome and I prefer them over gambling. It would be great if we could have some board gaming hours.

    -Music Lessons, I don’t know how to play anything, my parents never taught me, I would love to learn how to play the Ukelele, if you could have shirts teach Ukelele classes, that would be awesome.

  11. Posted July 12, 2010 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    Well, @Don_Rocko and I heard about this and wanted to go, but I work at a college and the first week of January is rather busy, so it’s a no-vay-cay-zone. But we were also talking about it a lot, because preliminary research on the price tag (which would include airfare from Vancouver or Seattle) is probably a bit too much, and so we were wondering if you would ever consider a grounded gathering (JoCon?) set up like a conference at a hotel, or if maybe you could a) do a shorter cruise at some point or b) do one on the West Coast (i.e. to Alaska or something). I mean, our interest in going would be because of what’s already on the boat, so the stops along the way are not nearly as important.

    But things we’d enjoy seeing, if we hypothetically could attend: spontaneous events in addition to anything planned. Maybe an unexpected random performance by the pool, or on the deck. Things like Trololo, but also (fill in the blank).

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