Show #109: Dennis Kucinich Sees a Transporter

The hunnerdninthrd 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 spend some quality time in a hotel room with not one, but TWO special guests: P&S podcast veteran Mike Phirman, and YouTube/nerd/brother-person Hank Green. We discuss getting “a guy” and gender-dependent pronouns; Hank (who is a professional musician) and his inability to change guitar strings; The Pokemon Line and other end-of-childhood landmarks; introducing historical figures to current music genres; Hank’s strange egg-preparation predilections; textured vegetable product; Phirman’s anosmic adventures; and Storm is creeped out by BlinkyTM.

Show #109: Dennis Kucinich Sees a Transporter



  1. Lee Benningfield
    Posted March 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Mike Phirman did not pimp his upcoming appearances opening for (and performing with?) Chris Hardwick in Chicopee and Boston, MA on April 8th and 9th. There are still plenty of balcony tickets for the Boston show, if you happen to be in the area, check it out!

  2. Another Josh
    Posted March 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always had a question for Hank Green, but never got around to asking. His guitar says, “This machine pwns noobs” (an Arlo Guthrie tribute, I know). However, as far as I understand the world “pwns” it means to dominate, or otherwise own, and “noobs” being new users or newbies. So what is Hank trying to say with slogan on his guitar? It seems to be that he dominates newbies, which is often considered bad form in a game, as it is easy to dominate newbies. This doesn’t seem to fit with Hank’s personality as I gather from his web videos.

  3. Posted March 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never asked him, but my interpretation is that Hank sees himself as the noob that his guitar pwns, from when he was first trying to tame it.


  4. Fayili
    Posted March 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Arg. Wish you guys could’ve come to the SF Bay Area. Drag Hank Green to PAX! Please!

  5. Ken
    Posted April 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m 31. I love eggs over hard. Don’t let em get on ya Hank. My wheelhouse for youth culture are all the cartoons used for horrible toy marketing. Voltron, Transformers, He-Man, GI Joe, Thundercats, Silverhawks, M.A.S.K., Centurians. My musical awakening coincided with the release of Pearl Jam’s Ten in 1991.

    This was a great episode. I just felt compelled to share that info. Not sure why.

  6. KayneTower
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I got caught in the weird stage of Pokemon. Old enough to be interested, but receiving strange looks from other kid’s parents. And by the time the second series came out, I had lost interest.

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