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  1. Spunky Foonerism

    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    Your british toilets are so weird! (Should I have said "loos?" Or "lavs?" Or "lorrys?") Does the water really spin backward from the Coriolanus Effect? Also, it's interesting that you have separate toilets for "upstairs" and "downstairs." In the US we refer to it as "number one" and "number two" and we do them both in the same toilet.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    Ah, I see where I got confused. I make it a point to cower in the bathtub in those situations, so the top of the toilet would be out of reach and thus ineffective for me. That's why I keep some pretty rocks I found at the beach, a harmonica and a couple Capri Suns inside my tub in a ziplock bag. If you've ever tried to play a harmonica through a plastic bag, you'll know that it's no joyride, but I'm not going to let it get wet. It would rust.
  3. Spunky Foonerism

    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I wouldn't want to wipe my butt on either of those things. Then again, if it was a real emergency, I suppose I wouldn't have any other option. You win this round, Mewn. Curse you and your relentless logic!
  4. Spunky Foonerism

    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    Common misunderstanding. Pictures is just very still movies.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I know, right!? As far as I'm concerned, this is the entire reason to have a dog, and yet neither of mine will allow me to rest any objects on their big flat heads. If they aren't going to hold still and support my cognac and my New Yorker while I'm trying to make poops, they can fuck right off and get jobs. PS This is my other dog. He doesn't normally go to the bathroom like this, so I'm pretty sure he's making fun of me.
  6. Spunky Foonerism

    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I listened to this album literally millions of times as a child (and not just at Christmastime, if you know what I'm sayin'). And this song in particular is a great song*. If you don't feel like clicking the link to see what it is, it's "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," sung by Count von Count from the 1975 Merry Christmas from Sesame Street album. [media='']https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRIDY_O41s[/media] *It is literally a great song.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I'm not really into it, but my dog wanted to show you where he goes to the bathroom. E.T.A. I'm not copying Chanson, I'd have had this idea eventually anyway.
  8. Spunky Foonerism

    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    Growing up, my family had two copies of "A Calypso Christmas" on vinyl, but I think they've already given the extra one away. It's rad though, so if it has been converted into ones and zeroes, you might be able to find and listen to those. The King's Singers have at least one Exmas album, and coincidentally enough, they are REALLY good at singing. I'm not even kidding.
  9. Spunky Foonerism

    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I've been trying to stick my thumb in my eye, but with only middling success so far. I'm not ready to give up on it though, and I'll let you know if I figure it out.
  10. Spunky Foonerism

    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    This seems like a crucial moment in the evolution of the host-audience dynamic for this show. Look, people, we are the ones with all the power here, and Sean and Hayes need to wake up and smell what side the bread is buttered on. Allow me to explain a little further - it's called the free market! They provide a service for us, which is them interviewing smart, funny guests who are famous enough that we've maybe heard of them but who are also relatable and who meet our all our expectations! Sean and Hayes work for US. In exchange, there is a tacit agreement that when they eventually get sponsors and I eventually make a little extra money, I will consider buying something from said sponsor. As an illustrative test case, I came very close to looking up the webpage for those poop musicians to reward Sean and Hayes for successfully satisfying my expectations. I may still try to find them on bitTorrent. Anyway, this is a critical moment: if we let them get away with having super famous guests who are maybe not totally familiar with the dynamic of the show, they are just going to keep pushing boundaries and doing the things that THEY want to do, and that amuse themselves instead of us. Sean and Hayes, if you are reading this, putting out a free podcast comes at a cost and that cost is that you don't get to do whatever the hell you want to. You OWE US!!! Also, great show today, keep up the good work!
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    Episode 61 — Pauly Shore, Our Close Friend

    I'm in New Orleans, but have been asked by the city not to meet up with anyone because my extreme social awesomeness makes other people feel bad about themselves. Oh, I saw on the television that you can use photoshop on the new windows tablet. If you had one of those, you could bring photoshop with you and be funny wherever you go! You don't have to thank me, I'm a problem-solver -- it's just what I do.
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    Episode 61 — Pauly Shore, Our Close Friend

    One of the shows I recommended earlier (Not Only...But Also) is an old sketch show starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. It is awesomely funny and weird, so I'm recommending it a second time since you mentioned Cook. You know what they say, "If you want really good broth, you can't have too much Cook."
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    Episode 61 — Pauly Shore, Our Close Friend

    For other good british stuff I recommend that you should go back in time a little and look at "A Bit of Fry and Laurie," and "Not Only But Also." If you haven't already. For me, my favorite music that not a ton of people already know about is Jim White (his first album is "Wrong Eyed Jesus") and I also super love Grant Lee Buffalo.
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    Episode 61 — Pauly Shore, Our Close Friend

    Yeah, I wasn't advocating against getting big name guests, just belligerently pointing out some of the cons. Bringing in new listeners is super important, and I'm confident that S & H can carry the weight of making it hilarious no matter what. I do hate when things get genuinely uncomfortable, but I'm atypically weird about it, and it hasn't been really all that bad in any episode so far. I was a little nervous about the Sinbad episode but it was fricken' fantastic. Also if you guys warn me I can skip past the scary parts.
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    Episode 61 — Pauly Shore, Our Close Friend

    I think having more mainstream big name guests is a good way to draw in new listeners, but if they don't get it or aren't especially good at it I'm not sure what the net result is. If the interview portion is less hilarious or in synch than usual, will those new listeners stick around? Also, I know that the first time I hear an uncomfortable or un-hilarious interview I am fuckin' OUTTA HERE! And I ain't never coming back. I have enough scary things in my own life, I don't need to listen to scary podcasts. Honestly, I'd be perfectly happy to listen to all the usual guests in the Earwolf family, endlessly. I really think of the whole set of podcasts as a giant ensemble, and I will follow some of those folks (Besser, 'Zouks, Gourley, PFT, Andy Daly, etc.) wherever they appear and listen to whatever they do. Speaking of dream guests, I would love to hear any of the Mighty Boosh players on this podcast. And the others. If they ever come to LA, they should just book an entire day and appear on every Earwolf pod. And if they are still alive, I'd love to hear any of the Firesign Theater guys. (Look it up, whippersnappers! Also get off my lawn.) Finally, I tried to upload a new avatar picture of one of my actual dogs, instead of a meme dog from the internet, and it didn't work. If Engineer Cody is such a G-D hero, why do bad things keep happening to good people?
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    Cody has hacked LinkedIn! No one is safe.
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    Dear Pauly Shore, I've never watched your mockumentary "Pauly Shore is Dead" because when you watch a mockumentary, you make a mock out of "u" and "mentary." Nevertheless, I assume that it ends with you dying, so how is it that you are on this podcast claiming to be alive? No spoilers please.
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    Good to hear! I am more of an all-encompassing insect nerd, but I do have a sweet t-shirt that reads, "Ephemeroptera - live fast, die young!"
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    Dear Pauly Shore, How do you think Biodome technology has advanced in the last few decades? If you were going back into a biodome tomorrow and could choose your companion, would it still be Stephen Baldwin? I bet it would. Dear Pauly Shore, Can you please describe the last time you karate-chopped someone in anger?
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    Hmm. I worked as an undergrad in the same entomology lab where Tom Hanks' brother Larry got his PhD. Oh, and my stepdad once met Bill Murray at a party. Oh, and my real dad knows Sanjay Gupta. Oh, and my old boss knows George Stephanopolis. I think any of those people would be great guests. ETA Oh, and my mom went to high school with Maria Shriver!
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    I think it would depend on what your job is. If your job is to have sex with delicate, easily startled people, well...you should know better.
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    My mission over Christmas is going to be to get all my brothers and sisters to start listening to Holiday Hambone, so that'll be five more people right there. You'd like them, they are much younger and cooler than me, and probably like all the same music as you and whatever. Thing is, I'm not going to tell them about the forums, because they are way more likable than I am, and I won't be able to post family secrets and photos if they are in here.
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    So, I can understand why I like it, because Sean and Hayes are just like me, except that they are successful celebrities with their own show. Which raises a more important question, which may or may not be related: why am I not more popular?
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    Well, maybe they were talking about Mindy Kaling, the actress? It's all so confusing.
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    Episode 60 — Tracey Wigfield, Our Close Friend

    I already knew that Sean and Hayes were funny. I even already knew that they were also nice. Now I'm starting to wonder if they are also even...SMART!? So much cultural anthropology in this episode, my lizard-monkey brain grew three sizes today.
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