Sun, 31 December 2006
Topics Include: Bye Bye Car, A Nice Piece of Gas, Needle in Shane's Head,
Ordering on the Fly WORDPLAY: Smoking while running. NEW TOPIC: Charcoal Feet. BONUS: Tom and Shane exchange presents.
Sun, 31 December 2006
Tom I just read this message and practically crapped my drawers in laughter, eff that was funny, I wanted to eat that bird so bad!!!.
Here is my note to the person who has touched my life....not touched me, my life.
Tom (awwwww!!) thank you so much for being such a wonderful inspiration in the world of me, I have had a complete blast this year doing the show, and I feel blessed, you are truly the funniest person I know, and bring out the funniest in me. Thanks buddy.
As for the rest of you.....Happy New Year and thank you.
shane (the bird eater)
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EDT
Sun, 31 December 2006
The image above is of one of many birds who died at or near the hands of one Shane Potvin. This little guy, who looks like he's 100 in bird years, was clinging onto this branch like a 14-year-old Olympic gymnast. Nothing Shane could do would provoke this beast to let go.
How can a bird, covered in feathers, have wrinkles? Am I nuts or does he look wrinkly?
Shane was shaking the branches of the tree in my backyard like a grizzly bear trying to release fruit, but this bird wouldn't budge! Wouldn't budgy!! Yeeeaaahaaaaa!
This now-dead bird reminds me of how fleeting our hollow-boned little flightless lives are, and how much we should live each day. I want to send you all the best wishes, on behalf of Shane and myself, to have an enriched New Year. Send a note to that person who made a difference in your week. Get in touch with family more often. Make more of your days than you have in years passed.
Don't end up being a tired old pigeon grasping onto your bedpan while the orderlies try to shake you off of the ceiling fan.
Bye Bye Birdie.
Happy New Year
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:19am EDT
Mon, 25 December 2006
Just picture this message as a sign out in front of our e-store.
shane and tom
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT
Sat, 23 December 2006
After venting my dislike for all things insincere around the holidays, I am beginning to feel much more vibrant toward the 25th.
I finally wrapped almost all of my gifts, which has helped buoy my spirits.
The weather in Windsor is wet and not white. No snow.
The temperature has been more like the breath of a farty, exhausted mall-Santa. The lack of snow has been destroying my festive mood.
AndyCast, The Zedcast, Canadian Podcast Buffet, are a few of the podcasts who put out show with the intention of lightening the end of this month, and it was well received by many listeners, including myself. The Rogic crew organized a sing-along skit that made a pleasant dent in my X-Mas humbugging. Barry from Barrie, The Scarborough Dude, and Dave (Two Boobs and a Baby) sent e-cards too...what a great bunch.
With this post, being the only real holiday positivity you'll hear from me, I AM happy to have something small to give Shane for Christmas. He couldn't guess what it is if he tried. Neither could you. But in its simplicity, is its perfection. After he gets it, I'll post images of the items I gifted.
Hey Dump! Shane! If you're reading this, DO NOT GO TO THE DOLLAR STORE! If you show up at my house during the holiday with a sewing kit, sandcastle pails, plastic flowers, a plastic can opener, a box of combs, or a multi-pack of "Goosy Fruit" (Juicy Fruit knock-off gum), I will make you watch me sew a flag for my miniature flower-covered sandcastle, while I comb my hair endlessly, opening cans of beets which I will eat at the same time as my "Goosy Fruit Gum". What I'm saying is, "Shane, I hope you like your gifts."
Merry Christmas everyone.
Laugh a lot.
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am EDT
Tue, 19 December 2006
Dave is moving to Nashville.
He's taking his family too.
But before he goes, he needs to tie up some loose ends, like sending us this e-card that made my stomach rumble the moment I got it. My feet started to sweat as I re-imagined perfectly carved slices of gyro meat being used as shoe insoles.
It is just...so...brown!
He obviously wanted to share in Squeezebox's love for highly-compacted-lamb's meat. He went one further and jammed it all into a bowl.
I couldn't NOT show this off.
Hope you're all busy with our Wordplay for the next show: smoking while exercising (running).
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT
Sun, 17 December 2006
Topics Include: Tom doesn't greet the Seasons Greetings, Shane on You: smoking while riding a bike, NEW WORDPLAY TOPIC: smoking during excercise.
Sat, 16 December 2006
Well, I have been lucky enough to be chosen as the winner in a draw for a -
Behringer Ultra-Voice Digital VX2496 Microphone PreampThis is pretty awesome.
It came as a surprise, because I nominated Shane for this prize on the Canadian Podcast Buffet last week. If you nominated a podcaster on canadapodcasts.ca, you yourself were entered into a random draw for a second Behringer.
Barry from Barrie Podshow was the winner of the nominated podcasters, and I was the winner of the Horseshow Up My Butt draw.
This thing apparantly can do a bunch of great stuff, and I look forward to using it with Shane on future shows and on future ideas.
If I can convince my wife, Jhoan, to do a show with me, this little beauty will be the gateway mechanism.
Thanks Mark and Bob at Canadian Podcast Buffet and special thanks to The National Arts Centre which I believe is located in Ottawa. These Ottawans are responsible for the giveaway in the first place.
If you're a sound-tech nerd, read the following:
"The Behringer Ultra-Voice Digital VX2496 is a high-quality mic preamp and voice processor that features an AES/EBU output (digital output up to 24 bit/96 kHz), opto compressor, dynamic enhancer, expander, de-esser and tube simulation. If you are a recording musician, home/project studio owner, or work primarily in the digital domain and need to record vocals into a digital system, this is your machine. Key features include a 24-bit/96 kHz AES/EBU output with selectable sampling rates or external clocking. The Ultra-Voice has a discrete ULN mic/line input stage with soft mute +48V phantom power. Authentic tube emulation circuitry provides for typical tube and tape saturation sounds, and there is a true RMS expander for smooth noise reduction. An opto-compressor provides inaudible dynamic control and creative signal processing options. A voice-optimized equalizer was specially designed for voice enhancement."
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36am EDT
Wed, 13 December 2006
My alarm went off this morning, and by alarm I mean the (hack, hack, hack, spit up) sound of Oreo in my door way leaving me a gift to step in first thing in the morning (bare foot). What a wonderful start to my day!. Actually, I tried something new today, get up before the alarm, and actually do something other then, 1: Alarm 2: Hit Alarm 3: Shower (don't worry, for the sake of this email, I wear all my clothes when I'm showering...ew) 4: Feed Cat, and 5: Leave apartment (almost forgot 6, powder my shoes, so at the end of the day my feet don't smell like feet simmered in feet). Today, I took my time, Did my appropriate neck stretches (see (hear) episode cat_luhluhluh_ball) ate something other then shower water....mmmm, hard water in my stomach is so good.....especialy the flakes of metal) plus had time to wash the fork and knife I used last night, so now all my dishes are done!.
To be honest I have no idea why I found it so important to relay this info, but it was a treat and it feels so much better to get to work and not have my ticker ticking at 100 ticks a minute (or 60 ticks). Oh yeah, listen to some music too, something mellow...I was listening to a band called Album Leaf, very melodic, good morning music.
tack this up as my first entry
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EDT
Tue, 12 December 2006
We can't always drink beer with floating plastic boats in them!
We had a lovely comment from "That Guy" asking why, if Tim Horton's is so crappy, do we go so often?
Here's the answer. I love to hate things.
I love to get what I want and need (caffeine) while getting piss-poor service that I can use on our podcast.
Tim Horton's provides this opportunity during every visit.
Bad bagel-karma, anti-physics/anti-gravity coffee cups, term-obsessed automatons (not "vanilla cappucino" but "French vanilla" screw you very much), and those hideous beige ass-deterrents all in one place and you're asking why I go there? Are you slow? How could I NOT go there.
I bet you're the kind of "higher being" who doesn't slow down at traffic accidents too.
Back to those beige pants...those things are so bad, the world's pro-ass lobby is almost forced to run buttock promotional spots to reverse the damage done to us poor saps who've been unlucky enough to see under that Tim Horton's counter-top/force-field.
Why do we go there so much? Sheesh! Get a clue!
I'm surprised I haven't tried to move in! Who wouldn't want coffee every morning, the smell of fat coating the walls 24/7, and sharing a bathroom with more homeless people than a Skid Row Porta-Pottie.
The more that they get wrong, the more my love strengthens for them.
Their colours are brown and red! The two worst coloured fluids that leave the human body. They have it so wrong, it's right.
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16am EDT