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Title: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Tom Scharpling on August 25, 2008, 04:27:02 PM
We've experienced an uptick in the amount of new arrivals on the FOT board, so consider this section a place where you can introduce yourselves if you wish. It's completely optional, but it's nice. AND WE ARE NICE HERE! IT'S THE ONLY THING WE'VE GOT GOING FOR US.

Thanks for signing up! Stick around, won't you?

You won't? Come on.

Tom.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: il bobo on August 25, 2008, 05:02:05 PM
Hi Tom, Bobo from San Francisco (Hank IV) here. Happy to be aboard, perhaps we'll see you in November... :)
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Post by: Phantom Hugger on August 25, 2008, 05:33:20 PM
Hi Tom, Bobo from San Francisco (Hank IV) here. Happy to be aboard, perhaps we'll see you in November... :)

Hey, Bobo, high fives to you and Chris P. 


Tom Austin \m/ :-*
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 25, 2008, 07:04:44 PM
Welcome, Bobo!  Are you the one who gets kicked by that other guy?
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Post by: Jonathan Steven on August 25, 2008, 07:21:17 PM
Hey Tom and Friends of Tom.  This would be Jonathan from Philadelphia. 

I work in Jersey, I have a WFMU bumper sticker, I sometimes contribute to a music publication who has worse writers than shovel.com, and I must say that 'nem hoagies at Wawa have gotten lousy since they gave PBR the Heave-Ho.



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Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 25, 2008, 07:42:44 PM
Hey Tom and Friends of Tom.  This would be Jonathan from Philadelphia. 

I work in Jersey, I have a WFMU bumper sticker, I sometimes contribute to a music publication who has worse writers than shovel.com, and I must say that 'nem hoagies at Wawa have gotten lousy since they gave PBR the Heave-Ho.





Jonathan!  Nice to meet you.  There's a guy wearing a "I love Farting" t-shirt around here that works for shovel.com, so you can abuse or brown nose him to your heart's content.
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Post by: Stupornaut on August 25, 2008, 08:46:14 PM
Hey Tom and Friends of Tom.  This would be Jonathan from Philadelphia. 

I work in Jersey, I have a WFMU bumper sticker, I sometimes contribute to a music publication who has worse writers than shovel.com, and I must say that 'nem hoagies at Wawa have gotten lousy since they gave PBR the Heave-Ho.






Jonathan!  Nice to meet you.  There's a guy wearing a "I love Farting" t-shirt around here that works for shovel.com, so you can abuse or brown nose him to your heart's content.


I actually am not sure which I would prefer.

(Also, the fart enthusiast is superstar baseballer and commentator extraordinare Bert Blyleven.)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNz0agVjfJ4[/youtube]
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jennifer on August 25, 2008, 08:51:10 PM
Hi, I'm Jennifer. I work for an arts organization in upstate New York and I've been listening for about two months. 

Thanks, Tom, for starting this--I wondered if there was an "introduce yourself" thread to post in before I started showing up randomly on the board (and yes, everyone has been very nice).
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Post by: crumbum on August 25, 2008, 09:05:25 PM
Hi all -- this is Crumbum from Toronto. I've been listening for about three months and consuming the archives at work as much as I feel I can without getting fired. I've never posted to a forum of any kind before this, but over the past few weeks I've joined the chat on Tuesday nights. I'm kind of embarrassed at how proud I was when Tom randomly called me out on air two weeks ago (even though he implied I was untrustworthy). One of these days I'll screw up the courage to call in...

The world seems a bit more tolerable with the Best Show in it.

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Post by: Frank on August 25, 2008, 10:54:23 PM
Hey Everyone - Frank from Philadelphia.  This is my first post.  Best Show's got more juice than any radio show on the planet!   
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Post by: gastronongrata on August 26, 2008, 12:32:28 AM
Hello

I'm Craig from St. Paul, MN. Love the show, it makes the drive worthwhile and I'm happy to look into your innermost web thoughts.

I think turning the studio into a car wash is one of my favorite moments.

thanks for the forum
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: herbie on August 26, 2008, 01:09:18 AM
Hey Tom and Friends of Tom.  This would be Jonathan from Philadelphia. 

I work in Jersey, I have a WFMU bumper sticker, I sometimes contribute to a music publication who has worse writers than shovel.com, and I must say that 'nem hoagies at Wawa have gotten lousy since they gave PBR the Heave-Ho.



not the car with the FMU bumper sticker that's on reed at 12th, is it?
[/creeeeeeeeepy]
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jonathan Steven on August 26, 2008, 08:30:18 AM
Hey Tom and Friends of Tom.  This would be Jonathan from Philadelphia. 

I work in Jersey, I have a WFMU bumper sticker, I sometimes contribute to a music publication who has worse writers than shovel.com, and I must say that 'nem hoagies at Wawa have gotten lousy since they gave PBR the Heave-Ho.



not the car with the FMU bumper sticker that's on reed at 12th, is it?
[/creeeeeeeeepy]

HUH?  I have parked it near there before but i usually park it down Tasker way, round 8th or 9th.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on August 26, 2008, 11:32:23 AM
Hey Everyone - Frank from Philadelphia.  This is my first post.  Best Show's got more juice than any radio show on the planet!   

Frank, I love your soda.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: CurtBlair on August 26, 2008, 11:49:30 AM
Hello. This is Curtis from Austin, Texas.

To answer the first question this raises: the last time I saw Harry Knowles was in a restaurant. He was ridin' his Rascal.

VOTE A.P. MIKE!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Gibby on August 26, 2008, 12:16:47 PM
Hey all, this is Gibby from Manchester (UK). I'm going to call the show when I finish this night job. I've only been listening for two years, it's about bloody time.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: <<<<< on August 26, 2008, 12:42:49 PM
Any friend of Tom/WFMU is a friend of mine.   8)

(Obligatory "except that one guy" clause.) 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 26, 2008, 01:01:20 PM
This is a good thread.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Fido on August 26, 2008, 01:37:02 PM
This is a very good thread. It's like the Welcome Wagon for the FOT Forum!

It would also be great to have a thread called "where the bodies are hidden." (Just kidding.)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: emma on August 26, 2008, 05:19:24 PM
It would also be great to have a thread called "where the bodies are hidden." (Just kidding.)

New people should know: he is not kidding.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Spoony on August 26, 2008, 05:43:27 PM
Hello. This is Curtis from Austin, Texas.
To answer the first question this raises: the last time I saw Harry Knowles was in a restaurant. He was ridin' his Rascal.

True story, I saw Harry Knowles parked on his Rascal in a parking lot of Carmine's, where the girls on rollerskates bring your food out to your car. The poor waitress' skates gave out from underneath her when she tried to bring his giant tray of food out to him. Her skates shot out from beneath her and she went down. She sprained an ankle and was covered in a bakers dozen of blue-cheese burgers. It was awful.

Welcome you guys. It's great to meet you.

C
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: TheShamblers on August 26, 2008, 09:36:16 PM
Hello-- Peter and Jess from Bay Ridge here.  Long time listeners, rookie forum posters.  We ask, please, give our first few posts a pass.  We're new at this!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Fido on August 27, 2008, 12:08:45 AM
It would also be great to have a thread called "where the bodies are hidden." (Just kidding.)

New people should know: he is not kidding.

OK, so maybe I was "kidding on the square" (kidding around but actually serious).
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: hugman on August 27, 2008, 02:04:35 PM
Hi. I'm Joel from Hollywood.
I've had this song stuck in my head for weeks.
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Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Omar on August 27, 2008, 03:07:56 PM
Hello-- Peter and Jess from Bay Ridge here.  Long time listeners, rookie forum posters.  We ask, please, give our first few posts a pass.  We're new at this!


Nice catch on those Genelecs (http://theshamblers.blogspot.com/2008/08/genelecs-on-wire.html)!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: macm2010 on August 27, 2008, 03:34:32 PM
Hello all.

My name is Mac.  Sadly, I'm not the Mac that called in and talked to Jimmy Crespo a few years ago.  A different, older Mac, from New Mexico.  His name was, I believe, McLean, like the gentleman from MASH that Mr. Zeigler and I will be voting for in November.  I'm someone else.

Anyway, greetings. And Fido - I dig the use of "kidding on the square." Use it all the time, myself.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Raffy on August 27, 2008, 03:51:06 PM
Hi, my name is Adam and I live in Los Angeles. I've been listening to The Best Show for about a month and a half and I'm devouring the archives with rabid devotion. I'm also a member of the Marky Ramone street team.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: TheShamblers on August 28, 2008, 10:26:05 AM
Thanks Omar!  And an ongoing thanks for the recaps!  So good.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Spoony on August 28, 2008, 03:01:31 PM
Hello-- Peter and Jess from Bay Ridge here.  Long time listeners, rookie forum posters.  We ask, please, give our first few posts a pass.  We're new at this!

You two are posting as a team? Such unity! I ask that you give us a pass. Great to meet someone in Bay Ridge also.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 28, 2008, 09:00:14 PM
I'm Steve from Bloomington.  I'm a personal branding consultant and life coach.  Not really.  I'm another IT drone.  Have enjoyed this forum: besides the TBSOWFMU stuff it is like I have found an isolated enclave of people who remember and like bands from way back when like Shudder To Think and Polvo and what not.  I am old.
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Post by: thesteveguttenbergbible on August 28, 2008, 11:44:53 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Joey.  I've been listening for about 3 years.  I live in San Francisco. I don't know what else to say.  Apparently I cannot compose a sentence over seven words long.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: emma on August 29, 2008, 12:27:10 AM
Hey everyone, I'm Joey.  I've been listening to for about 3 years.  I live in San Francisco. I don't know what else to say.  Apparently I cannot compose a sentence over seven words long.

Me neither. Hi Joey!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: TheShamblers on August 29, 2008, 08:03:42 AM
Hi Steve!  Hi Joey! 
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Post by: erechoveraker on August 30, 2008, 05:39:40 PM
Hi. I'm Joel from Hollywood.
I've had this song stuck in my head for weeks.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/v/juAiVW5PzNI&hl=en&fs=1[/url]


Not a bad song to have stuck in your head.

Thanks, btw, now it's gonna be stuck in mine too.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 30, 2008, 06:00:06 PM

Hi everybody -- I'm Dave, from Oakland California. I'm very proud of myself because I've just ascended to "Jazzbo" status on this message board. But I've never really formally introduced myself. So:

Hi everybody, I'm daveB from Oakland, home of the "hyphy" phenomenon that failed to sweep the nation. Been listening to the show maybe three years now. I first discovered it when I heard Jesse Thorn interviewing Tom on "the Sound of Young America". At first I just listened for the Wurster calls, but I've gradually gotten hooked on all the other stuff. And now I'm getting pretty hooked on this message board, especially after the mayubanatorial debates. This board is a fun place, for matters Newbridge and otherwise (shoutout to Steve from Bloomington and the other folks who remember Shudder to Think (http://www.friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,4054.0.html)).

Nice to meet all of you!
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Post by: hugman on August 30, 2008, 06:14:02 PM
Hi. I'm Joel from Hollywood.
I've had this song stuck in my head for weeks.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/v/juAiVW5PzNI&hl=en&fs=1[/url]


Not a bad song to have stuck in your head.

Thanks, btw, now it's gonna be stuck in mine too.


well, if you're like me the only part that really gets stuck in your head, which you wander around mumbling to yourself, is the opening bassline.  so i find myself muttering, "bommm, biddaboombabadibadommmm. bommm, biddaboombabadibadommmm, etc".
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Post by: amelia76 on September 01, 2008, 12:33:14 PM
Hi!  I'm Amelia and I am new to listening to the show.  Really enjoying the archive.  Zachary Brimstead's tribute to President Bush from 2000 is troubling and confusing!  And I cannot stop laughing when I think of "H is for forgotten memories."
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Post by: emma on September 01, 2008, 12:43:22 PM
Hi!  I'm Amelia and I am new to listening to the show.  Really enjoying the archive.  Zachary Brimstead's tribute to President Bush from 2000 is troubling and confusing!  And I cannot stop laughing when I think of "H is for forgotten memories."

Yes! I was listening to that yesterday. It's just so perfect. I sing it to my cat sometimes.
He particularly likes the line "S is for the strength with which you rule us with."
Lovely to have you with us, Amelia.
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Post by: John M. on September 01, 2008, 07:04:58 PM
Hi!  I'm Amelia and I am new to listening to the show.  Really enjoying the archive.  Zachary Brimstead's tribute to President Bush from 2000 is troubling and confusing!  And I cannot stop laughing when I think of "H is for forgotten memories."

Yes! I was listening to that yesterday. It's just so perfect. I sing it to my cat sometimes.
He particularly likes the line "S is for the strength with which you rule us with."
Lovely to have you with us, Amelia.
What show is this?

Hi all, I'm John from Harrisburg, PA, brother of Steve from North Hollywood. I've been listening to the show for just over two years and have really loved it. I haven't done too much scouring of the archives, mostly due to time constraints, but I like to dip in now and again. I'm always trying to spread the Best Show love and magic to anyone I can. I really enjoy this forum, too, though I don't post that often.
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Post by: Jennifer on September 01, 2008, 09:05:58 PM
Hi!  I'm Amelia and I am new to listening to the show.  Really enjoying the archive.  Zachary Brimstead's tribute to President Bush from 2000 is troubling and confusing!  And I cannot stop laughing when I think of "H is for forgotten memories."

Yes! I was listening to that yesterday. It's just so perfect. I sing it to my cat sometimes.
He particularly likes the line "S is for the strength with which you rule us with."
Lovely to have you with us, Amelia.
What show is this?


Hi all, I'm John from Harrisburg, PA, brother of Steve from North Hollywood. I've been listening to the show for just over two years and have really loved it. I haven't done too much scouring of the archives, mostly due to time constraints, but I like to dip in now and again. I'm always trying to spread the Best Show love and magic to anyone I can. I really enjoy this forum, too, though I don't post that often.

It's November 28, 2000--about an hour in. One of my favorites, too.

(In the "I like Tom, you like Tom" thread there's a link to Buffcoat's Newbridgctionary--it's great for matching JW calls and some of the earlier callers with specific shows.)
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Post by: John M. on September 01, 2008, 09:32:20 PM
Thanks, Jennifer! I know about Buffcoat's site I guess I just had temporary amnesia about how to find certain calls. Thanks again.
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Post by: Jennifer on September 01, 2008, 09:58:46 PM
I figured you probably knew about it, since you've been listening for awhile! (But just in case...) :)
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Post by: jake8jazz on September 02, 2008, 03:26:11 PM
Hey everyone!  I'm a newbie on fot but not to the best show - Deb from Portland OR here anxiously awaiting tonite's show!
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Post by: Nat on September 02, 2008, 09:19:34 PM
Hi Everybody, Nat from Phoenix here.  I'm just getting into the Best Show, but am loving it. 
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Post by: driz on September 02, 2008, 09:48:50 PM
Hello I am from philadelphia.
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Post by: daveB from Oakland on September 02, 2008, 10:22:52 PM
Hello I am from philadelphia.

Where yuh from? Manayunk? Fishtown? Olney? They got a Wawa where you live?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: driz on September 02, 2008, 11:10:07 PM
Hello I am from philadelphia.

Where yuh from? Manayunk? Fishtown? Olney? They got a Wawa where you live?

Wawa is like a religion for us here.  wawa hoags are unfuckwithable.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: tomkaters on September 03, 2008, 08:10:31 AM
Hello! I am Tom from Chicago. Been listening to the show for a year now and have decided to enlist for the world domination plan. I like comic books and drinking by myself.
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Post by: oilcantim on September 03, 2008, 12:58:19 PM
Hey all!  I'm Tim from Milwaukee.  And that's really all there is to me, my personality, or my life.
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 03, 2008, 09:50:45 PM
Hey Tim, I'm going to be in Milwaukee this week!  But don't get all excited, I don't look anywhere near as pretty as my avatar.
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Post by: redsplitwig on September 03, 2008, 11:40:06 PM
Hello,
I'm Matt from Minnesota.  I've been listening for about a year.  Found the show because of the recommendations of PFT, Ted Leo, and Patton Oswalt.  I had to get on the board to fulfill my social responsibility by voting for Philly Boy Roy.  Seems like everybody here is great.
Thanks for the thread.
Matt
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Post by: Pete from oz on September 03, 2008, 11:53:00 PM
Hi, I'm Peter from Melbourne, Australia.  Have been listening for about a year and just this week started working my way through the archives.  I feel that it may end up being my life's work. 
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Post by: Pete from oz on September 04, 2008, 12:03:30 AM
Hello! I am Tom from Chicago. Been listening to the show for a year now and have decided to enlist for the world domination plan. I like comic books and drinking by myself.

Hey Tom, do you do the Around Comics podcast?  I started listening to the Best Show because of your recommendation last year!   
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Post by: tomkaters on September 04, 2008, 12:17:40 AM
Hello! I am Tom from Chicago. Been listening to the show for a year now and have decided to enlist for the world domination plan. I like comic books and drinking by myself.

Hey Tom, do you do the Around Comics podcast?  I started listening to the Best Show because of your recommendation last year!   

Yep, that would be me. I have been trying to do my part for the World Domination Plan.


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Post by: Ceol on September 04, 2008, 12:24:26 AM
Hello. My name is Megan and I'm from California. I started listening to the Best Show two months ago. I'm obsessed with Ted Leo and that's why I started listening. I like things like punk music, Monty Python, cupcakes, and comics.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pete from oz on September 04, 2008, 12:57:24 AM
Hello! I am Tom from Chicago. Been listening to the show for a year now and have decided to enlist for the world domination plan. I like comic books and drinking by myself.

Hey Tom, do you do the Around Comics podcast?  I started listening to the Best Show because of your recommendation last year!   

Yep, that would be me. I have been trying to do my part for the World Domination Plan.



It's working!  Oh hey, you gotta use your mighty influence to get Tom on a Marvel book!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: oilcantim on September 04, 2008, 03:27:32 AM
Hey Tim, I'm going to be in Milwaukee this week!  But don't get all excited, I don't look anywhere near as pretty as my avatar.

Look, if you're coming here to research "The Fonz," you should know he isn't a real person.  Although we are building a statue in his likeness.
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 04, 2008, 08:59:36 AM
I am actually a renowned expert in the field of Fonz Studies, but I will be there for a residency at the University of Wisconsin.  Totep and I might attempt a mini FOT meetup if yer interested.
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Post by: Susannah on September 04, 2008, 10:12:23 AM
But don't get all excited, I don't look anywhere near as pretty as my avatar.

You're as pretty as MY avatar :)

This is never going to get old for me!
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Post by: njkaters on September 04, 2008, 12:10:08 PM
Hi everyone,
My name is Nick from Milwaukee, WI. I have been listening to the show for about two years now. My job (freelance writer) lets me run through the archives backward and forward; The Best Show gets me through Web content projects about auto parts, wine accessories and other some such.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: gedgengras on September 04, 2008, 04:45:59 PM
hi
i'm ged, i live and rock in east los angeles
i started listening a couple of years ago, was turned on by my buddies in the bklyn band Heavy Winged after a long discussion about Tim & Eric
finally decided to register and post and stop being a lurker
i also like weird psych records, drone music, achewood, ted leo (one of my first 'punk' shows, back in '99-'00ish), patton oswalt, zach galifianakis, tower recordings, free jazz, mexican food, and modular synthesizers.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Ceol on September 04, 2008, 06:23:17 PM
hi
i'm ged, i live and rock in east los angeles
i started listening a couple of years ago, was turned on by my buddies in the bklyn band Heavy Winged after a long discussion about Tim & Eric
finally decided to register and post and stop being a lurker
i also like weird psych records, drone music, achewood, ted leo (one of my first 'punk' shows, back in '99-'00ish), patton oswalt, zach galifianakis, tower recordings, free jazz, mexican food, and modular synthesizers.
You sound like a guy I would be friends with.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Forrest on September 04, 2008, 08:49:44 PM
I had no doubt that there was an uptick in new members, but a quick look at the stats shows that it was more than an uptick. August had a huge surge. I'm not sure what caused this, but it looks like the World Domination plan is already in full swing. Wlcome Ged, Nick, and all newcomers!
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Post by: oilcantim on September 04, 2008, 09:18:30 PM
I am actually a renowned expert in the field of Fonz Studies, but I will be there for a residency at the University of Wisconsin.  Totep and I might attempt a mini FOT meetup if yer interested.

UW's finally approved a Fonzology department?  They're finally starting to think about the future.  Of academia.

(And yeah, I'm pro-meet up.)
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 04, 2008, 09:41:52 PM
Awesome.  I've kind of blacked out my Milwaukee trip in my head because I've been trying to get my semester off the ground (teaching at Rutgers is my day job) but I'll be there 9/12-15.  I will try to hook anyone up who wants with free tickets to 1001, but if you're UW students you probably get in for free anyway.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: yesno on September 04, 2008, 09:47:03 PM
Look, if you're coming here to research "The Fonz," you should know he isn't a real person. 

I think you have to travel to York, PA, if you're interested in the real-life Fonzie.

Grote, you should get a residency at Penn State York or the York College of Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 04, 2008, 10:01:19 PM
There's been a bit of a schism with the Gorchists.  It's kind of unprofessional for me to talk about it here.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: HumanBeing on September 04, 2008, 10:09:44 PM
Hello FOTs, my name is kevin and i am in north carolina, I have been listening for a couple of years. The show has gotten me through many a rough day of work, and I would like to thank you all for that, especially Tom and Jon. 
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Post by: Viceroy Slim on September 05, 2008, 10:48:59 AM
I'm andy. My friends all think i've been to philadelphia, but i've never been to philadelphia.

I love, above all other things, the rockford files, gold, and women.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Hoboken Brian on September 05, 2008, 12:50:22 PM
Hi Fot.

As my name suggests, my name is Brian and I live in the weird disputed territory that last I knew was east Williamsburg -- I've heard it called everything from Williamsburg to Greenpoint to E. Williamsburg to Bushwick. I haven't moved in 4 years but the neighborhood keeps changing its name. It's near McGolrick park but on the other side of the BQE.

I haven't been listening too long, just about 6 months. I'm also a staunch supporter of Philly Boy Roy for Mayor of Newbridge.

And I know more about pro wrestling than anyone else here. Not bragging, just statement of fact.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 05, 2008, 04:35:52 PM
and dont forget to post your picture: http://www.friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,51.0.html



there's a lot of good looking people on this board; what you look like truly matters.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Namey on September 05, 2008, 11:04:56 PM
Hey FOT!

My name is Matt. I'm from Tallahassee. I have a car and I am openly anti-Hitler.

I started listening to the podcast and archives around the beginning of the year and joined the forum shortly before this topic was started. Thank you Tom, Jon, Mike and everyone else who contributes to making The Best Show the... um... most good program.
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Post by: Quilombo on September 06, 2008, 04:24:32 PM
Hello Fs O T!
I'm Paul and I live in Spain. I signed up so I could vote for Hammerhead, and Zachary Brimstead, and Mike, and PBR. I've been listening for 3 years, if it hadn't been for the Best Show I might never have watched classics such as The Wire or Class of 1984... or erm, Juno..... or Philip Defranco...eeugh
I watched Road House with Tom's soundtrack yesterday. Amazing! "Come on down lady- before I punch you in the face too"
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 06, 2008, 06:36:25 PM
Hello Fs O T!
I'm Paul and I live in Spain. I signed up so I could vote for Hammerhead, and Zachary Brimstead, and Mike, and PBR. I've been listening for 3 years, if it hadn't been for the Best Show I might never have watched classics such as The Wire or Class of 1984... or erm, Juno..... or Philip Defranco...eeugh
I watched Road House with Tom's soundtrack yesterday. Amazing! "Come on down lady- before I punch you in the face too"

There's a Tom soundtrack to Roadhouse?

Tell me more.
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Post by: Denim Gremlin on September 06, 2008, 08:37:51 PM
Hello Fs O T!
I'm Paul and I live in Spain. I signed up so I could vote for Hammerhead, and Zachary Brimstead, and Mike, and PBR. I've been listening for 3 years, if it hadn't been for the Best Show I might never have watched classics such as The Wire or Class of 1984... or erm, Juno..... or Philip Defranco...eeugh
I watched Road House with Tom's soundtrack yesterday. Amazing! "Come on down lady- before I punch you in the face too"


There's a Tom soundtrack to Roadhouse?

Tell me more.



Tom did a show where acted out Roadhouse in it's entirety.

http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=11956&archive=14526
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 06, 2008, 09:55:14 PM
Oh thanks.  I'm learning new stuff every day here.

Hello Fs O T!
I'm Paul and I live in Spain. I signed up so I could vote for Hammerhead, and Zachary Brimstead, and Mike, and PBR. I've been listening for 3 years, if it hadn't been for the Best Show I might never have watched classics such as The Wire or Class of 1984... or erm, Juno..... or Philip Defranco...eeugh
I watched Road House with Tom's soundtrack yesterday. Amazing! "Come on down lady- before I punch you in the face too"


There's a Tom soundtrack to Roadhouse?

Tell me more.



Tom did a show where acted out Roadhouse in it's entirety.

[url]http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=11956&archive=14526[/url]
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Post by: jct on September 08, 2008, 06:41:07 PM
Hello All, My name is Jeff and I live in Springfield, MO. I have been listening to the show for a few years now, and have called in on one occasion.  I have been a card carrying FOT for a little over a year now.  I am a naturally shy and nervous person, and am currently experiencing mild anxiety as I type this.  I love the show, and love the community that surrounds it.  I hope that you all will love me in return.
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Post by: Phil on September 08, 2008, 06:54:13 PM
Hi everybody. I'm Phil from Fargo. I stumbled across the best show on iTunes one day about a year or so ago.

I always loved getting the WFMU music catalog in the mail back in high school & college. One day I searched "WFMU" the iTunes store to see what podcasts were out there. I subscribed to Best Show and haven't looked back. I look forward to it every week.

I also introduced Todd from Fargo (aka Todbot) to the show.
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Post by: Bob from Toronto on September 08, 2008, 11:54:00 PM
I'm new here and it's quite exciting. I've been listening to The Best Show for over a year now and finally had the nerve to log on to the highly coveted FOT forum.
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Post by: emma on September 09, 2008, 12:01:38 AM
I'm new here and it's quite exciting. I've been listening to The Best Show for over a year now and finally had the nerve to log on to the highly coveted FOT forum.

You are my peeps! Welcome, neighbour.
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Post by: studiode on September 09, 2008, 12:41:26 AM
My name is Tom, from St. Louis.

I've been listening for about 3 months now. I found the podcast through listening to some other comedy podcasts, all of which are dead to me now.

The Best Show has so far caused me a large lack of sleep from listening to the archives, and social isolation from often not answering my phone when listening to the show.

I LOVE IT!


p.s. I now have no control over smiling whenever I hear someone ask "Why?"




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Post by: powiva on September 09, 2008, 06:34:25 PM
Hi Everybody.
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Post by: emma on September 09, 2008, 06:40:12 PM
Hey.
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Post by: kellie-bow-belly on September 09, 2008, 09:08:08 PM
Hello everyone.  I am a long time listener, but new to the forum. 

Kellie
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Post by: puar on September 10, 2008, 10:54:38 AM
Hi, everyone! I'm Jaelle from boring Tallahassee. I also like long walks on the beach and nice dinners...

The Best Show is the Best!  ;D
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Post by: akaJudge on September 10, 2008, 11:01:49 AM
Hey hey.  I'm Jeff from Dallas, I've been listening to the podcast for a few months and have recently been moving upwards through the archives.  There's really no reason I can't listen on Tuesday nights, so hopefully I'll be around then, too.
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Post by: Mike on September 10, 2008, 08:52:58 PM
Hi everybody! I'm a librarian/archivist living in Rochester, New York, and I've been listening for around a year.  Also: are there others besides myself who are rooting for Zachary Brimstead to take the election?
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Post by: Jennifer on September 10, 2008, 10:27:19 PM
Hi everybody! I'm a librarian/archivist living in Rochester, New York, and I've been listening for around a year.  Also: are there others besides myself who are rooting for Zachary Brimstead to take the election?

Yes! But he's splitting my vote with AP Mike/Pudge/Philly Boy Roy.

(Nice to see another upstate NY person on the board.)
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Post by: samir on September 12, 2008, 01:37:55 PM
Hi, everyone! I'm Jaelle from boring Tallahassee. I also like long walks on the beach and nice dinners...

The Best Show is the Best!  ;D


Wow, you AND someone in the chat the other day, holdin' it down for the 8-5-0!
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Post by: Nicksy on September 12, 2008, 03:22:25 PM
My name is Nicksy. I am a long time Best Show fan and card holding FoT. I signed up for the FoT Forum to vote for Mike for the Mayor of Newbridge, but could always use some more lullz in my life.

I like fried egg sandwiches, youtube interviews with Jim Reid and William Reid, throwing little things at bigger things, and pets who think they are people.
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Post by: Omar on September 12, 2008, 05:57:19 PM
My name is Nicksy. I am a long time Best Show fan and card holding FoT. I signed up for the FoT Forum to vote for Mike for the Mayor of Newbridge, but could always use some more lullz in my life.

I like fried egg sandwiches, youtube interviews with Jim Reid and William Reid, throwing little things at bigger things, and pets who think they are people.

Nice avatar!  For those who don't know, Mr. Rose tripped on a pothole and did a faceplant on 59th Street while trying to save his newly purchased MacBook Air.  The rumors that he got in a fistfight with Doris Kearns Goodwin after a taping are FALSE.
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Post by: ilikenaps on September 14, 2008, 07:02:56 PM
Hello from upstate NY!  I've been listening to the Best Show off and on for maybe 6 or 7 years.

I signed up because, to be honest, I wanted to find out the name of a song that Tom used to play.  I think he'd play it after declaring a W...  it's a very triumphant, uplifting rock song with a male vocalist.  I think one part goes something like, "I've got god on my side."  ...I always sang that part tongue-in-cheek.  Which, incidentally, sounds like "agh ahg bho ahm ma sthaw."

Anybody know what I'm talking about?  I miss that song!
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Post by: daveB from Oakland on September 16, 2008, 02:52:48 AM
Hello from upstate NY!  I've been listening to the Best Show off and on for maybe 6 or 7 years.

I signed up because, to be honest, I wanted to find out the name of a song that Tom used to play.  I think he'd play it after declaring a W...  it's a very triumphant, uplifting rock song with a male vocalist.  I think one part goes something like, "I've got god on my side."  ...I always sang that part tongue-in-cheek.  Which, incidentally, sounds like "agh ahg bho ahm ma sthaw."

Anybody know what I'm talking about?  I miss that song!


It's TOM,  not "god" ...

"91.1 Tentpole Radio ...
GOOD GUYS WIN BAD GUYS DIE (http://www.myspace.com/countymounty) ... "

(look for "good guys win" on the playlist ... )
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Post by: ilikenaps on September 16, 2008, 07:51:08 AM
"91.1 Tentpole Radio ...
GOOD GUYS WIN BAD GUYS DIE ([url]http://www.myspace.com/countymounty[/url]) ... "

(look for "good guys win" on the playlist ... )


No, that's not what I was thinking of.  Thanks for trying.
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Post by: CurtBlair on September 16, 2008, 09:37:02 AM
"91.1 Tentpole Radio ...
GOOD GUYS WIN BAD GUYS DIE ([url]http://www.myspace.com/countymounty[/url]) ... "

(look for "good guys win" on the playlist ... )


No, that's not what I was thinking of.  Thanks for trying.


Is it Big Star's "Ballad of El Goodo"? That does include a lyric saying "on my side is God."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn1t6l7UUPc

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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 16, 2008, 10:43:30 AM
"at my side is God"
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Post by: CurtBlair on September 16, 2008, 11:25:42 AM
"at my side is God"

Yes! Dangit. I'm a prepositiodummy. Crack a lyric booklet much? I don't think I do!
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Post by: Bob from Toronto on September 16, 2008, 11:34:56 AM
I'm new here and it's quite exciting. I've been listening to The Best Show for over a year now and finally had the nerve to log on to the highly coveted FOT forum.

You are my peeps! Welcome, neighbour.

Hey Emma. I know! I hear you and Paycheck representin'. :)
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Post by: Cotton on September 16, 2008, 08:53:29 PM
hello.
I've listened to the show on and off for a few years. I currently live in Media, PA (home of COINTELPRO!). I signed up to vote for Hammerhead, and because I'd think this board would be less stupid than most. Anyway, greetings! I pretty much only think about pretentious crap and comic books. I am a 30 year old man and I like comic books and classic cartoons. Yeesh.
that's all I got.

edit: but I still think those under-the-cap contests are completely useless.
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Post by: ilikenaps on September 17, 2008, 02:54:12 AM

Is it Big Star's "Ballad of El Goodo"?


YES!! That's it!  Thank you!  I love that song.  I'm very happy now.
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 17, 2008, 08:03:16 AM
hello.
I've listened to the show on and off for a few years. I currently live in Media, PA (home of COINTELPRO!). I signed up to vote for Hammerhead, and because I'd think this board would be less stupid than most. Anyway, greetings! I pretty much only think about pretentious crap and comic books. I am a 30 year old man and I like comic books and classic cartoons. Yeesh.
that's all I got.

edit: but I still think those under-the-cap contests are completely useless.

They are useless.  The thing I hate is the implied guilt, if you don't go online you may miss out on winning enough money to send your daughter to the most expensive college on earth.  The one in Dubai where the dorms are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.  Then what kind of a Dad are you, huh Mr. Mountain Dew drinker?
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Post by: Dennis on September 22, 2008, 03:22:20 PM
Hi everybody.  I've been listening to the show for three years or so now.  I've read the boards for a while and finally felt the need to register.  I guess, like the guy in this link, I just wanted to be a part of history, ya know?

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/850085727.html (http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/850085727.html)
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Post by: Njschurk on September 23, 2008, 10:51:10 AM
Hey, I'm Nick from Milwaukee. I've been listening to the Best Show for a little over a month now> I never thought I'd find a show I like as much as TSoYA, but Best Show proved me wrong.
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Post by: stepheninchicago on September 24, 2008, 02:41:15 AM
hi...

stephen in chicago here. I live in Logan Square. I have a job... I used to call in but when Tom said 'no more nice, boring callers' during the new regime I stopped.

so...yeah. what else. been listening straight since 2006. I really adore the show...its top-notch.
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Post by: tomkaters on September 24, 2008, 02:02:54 PM
hi...

stephen in chicago here. I live in Logan Square. I have a job... I used to call in but when Tom said 'no more nice, boring callers' during the new regime I stopped.

so...yeah. what else. been listening straight since 2006. I really adore the show...its top-notch.

Crazy...I live in Logan Square as well!
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Post by: tommyneo on September 24, 2008, 08:14:41 PM
Hi everybody! My name is Tom, I'm a 28 yr old Irish guy living in Melbourne, Australia. Discovered The Best Show a couple of months ago through The Sound Of Young America. From the very first show I listened to it felt like I had finally come home. Been lurking around various message boards (sohh, allhiphop, maximun fun) for years but this is the first one I ever had any impulse to be a part of. Please play nice people.
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Post by: NickJonas on September 24, 2008, 08:20:34 PM
Hello peers!  I'm Nick from New Jersey.  I've listened to The Best Show for say 6-12 months (6 is the number I've consistently listened and 12 when I started listening to FMU)  I'm not really a forumer but the show's so good and it's only 3 hours so when it's over I'm kind of sad.  Yeah there's archives but it's not the same.  Tom talks about this place on air, so it must be good.  Cheers!
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Post by: Andrea on September 28, 2008, 01:30:49 AM
Hi!  I'm Andrea in Bellingham, Washington.  I'm 20 and into comedy and writing, with a little bit of theater thrown in... I love the Best Show, I've been listening for about a year and going back into the archives for more of the awesome.  I've never called in though, because I'm pretty boring. 

Anyhow, hi!  I feel welcome.

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Post by: daveB from Oakland on September 28, 2008, 02:05:06 AM
Hello peers!  I'm Nick from New Jersey.  I've listened to The Best Show for say 6-12 months (6 is the number I've consistently listened and 12 when I started listening to FMU)  I'm not really a forumer but the show's so good and it's only 3 hours so when it's over I'm kind of sad.  Yeah there's archives but it's not the same.  Tom talks about this place on air, so it must be good.  Cheers!


(http://tv.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/miley_cyrus_nick_jonas1.jpg)

So what's Miley Cyrus really like?

You should jam in the FMU studios with Danielson! They're Jersey Jesus people, just like you!
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Post by: Geoff Johnston on October 01, 2008, 12:40:44 AM
Hello, everybody.  I'm Geoff in Dallas, TX.  Year-and-a-half long listener, one-time caller, first-time poster.  Also, I like hyphens.

So far...

Favorite TS moment: When a caller tried to dog on "the guy from that Sonic commercial" and Tom immediately stuck up for Brian Huskey, who is undeniably awesome. 

Favorite S&W moment: Kenny Dupree tallking about the time Willy Stargell tried to gank his Monster Bacon Swiss & Egg Biscuit. 

Favorite JW moment(s): "Why?"
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Post by: joeyd on October 01, 2008, 09:45:22 PM
Hello everyone. Joe from Bloomfield (home of the great Mr Leo) here. I've been listening religiously to TBS for nearly two years now. It seems like half my day is consumed trying to spread the word to friends and family members to the show. This is my first post....one maybe i'll get the nerve to call in!


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Post by: Jack from Arkansas on October 03, 2008, 05:30:31 PM
Hi, How are you? I'm Jack from Fayetteville, Arkansas.  I joined the FOT army to spread the mirth and the mayhem.  I'm ready to strap on my hard hat and hit the streets.
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Post by: <<<<< on October 03, 2008, 10:35:19 PM
I've driven by/through Fayetteville before.  It's beautiful in that area.

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Post by: Matt on October 04, 2008, 03:15:40 AM
That brings the Arkansas FOT total to two. What can I say? We're a rare breed.

Welcome to the fold, Jack!
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 04, 2008, 10:28:58 AM
That brings the Arkansas FOT total to two. What can I say? We're a rare breed.

Welcome to the fold, Jack!

Do you guys both work for WAL*MART?
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Post by: Matt on October 04, 2008, 12:08:45 PM
That brings the Arkansas FOT total to two. What can I say? We're a rare breed.

Welcome to the fold, Jack!

Do you guys both work for WAL*MART?

It's Wal-Mart, you monopoladummy.

And yes.
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Post by: hungrybrains on October 07, 2008, 03:48:59 PM
hello tom and friends of tom! This is Liam from Jersey City. Brand spanking new to the forum but I'm a long time listener and occasional wfmu volunteer. Good luck with the show tonight.
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Post by: Garrett on October 10, 2008, 01:06:04 AM
Hi everybody.
I'm Garrett from Annapolis, md. I've been listening and doing the chat occasionally for about a 18 months and I'm finally getting around to the message board.
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Post by: KingWart on October 10, 2008, 11:24:58 AM
Hiya people,
I'm Jordan, from Bloomington, IL. I've been listening to the show for about 6 weeks now, although I had heard of it and some clips, but never the full show. I listen to the podcast. One of these days I will listen live and call in, if I have anything interesting to add.
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 10, 2008, 09:35:44 PM
Hiya people,
I'm Jordan, from Bloomington, IL. I've been listening to the show for about 6 weeks now, although I had heard of it and some clips, but never the full show. I listen to the podcast. One of these days I will listen live and call in, if I have anything interesting to add.

Ah yeah, the Bloomington people always confuse my Bloomington with.  Welcome.
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Post by: Lanken4 on October 14, 2008, 09:04:37 AM
That brings the Arkansas FOT total to two. What can I say? We're a rare breed.

Welcome to the fold, Jack!

Cool Beans so do I make Three!

New Here, Looking for new friends, I'm an at home mom, and mother of 4 kids waiting for my husband to get home from Iraq in Dec.

Nice to meet ya'll! ;)

Can we use html in this forum?
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Post by: Martin Molar on October 15, 2008, 07:21:52 PM
Hey everybody, this is Marty in LA... I just got online at home so I can finally stream the show and listen to the podcasts! i love this show.

It feels good to be here.

good talk.



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Post by: Kid Pain on October 16, 2008, 02:51:28 PM
It's taken me just a few weeks for total obsession.

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Post by: chrisc on October 17, 2008, 06:19:06 PM
Hello!
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Post by: ben from wilmington on October 18, 2008, 06:41:53 PM
Hi Tom. Long time listener but new to the FOT board. I'm a newspaper reporter in southeast N.C., and ever since this election wave came in, I've been trying for an interview with Citizens for a True Democracy. If anyone knows who to call, I'd love the info.

I actually tuned into the show a little while after picking up Chain Fights, Beer Busts and Service with a Grin, and I tend to shape my schedule around the Best Show.

Anyway, hi.
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Post by: buckybadger on October 19, 2008, 09:33:28 AM
Hi Tom:

Love listening you your show on my ipod while working on the line at Chrysler.  Got some good inside info on An American Carol.   Can't wait to share it with you.
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Post by: Famous Mortimer on October 20, 2008, 07:21:34 PM
The Best Show is the best show.
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Post by: jacqueline on October 21, 2008, 06:30:28 PM
Hey everyone-this is Jacqueline from Seattle. Love the show-hope I joined the forum in time to vote in the election!
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Post by: clubdeveau on October 23, 2008, 01:59:53 PM
Hey Tom and the FOTs!

I'm Chris from West Hollywood and I'm excited to be here on the chat.  And thanks for settin' up this "EZ-2-UZE Chat Welcome Mat!"   
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Post by: Big Plastic Head on October 30, 2008, 03:48:25 PM
Hello all FOTs and Tom. I am a web designer and photographer living in rural Oregon and have been listening to TBS since around January. I'll see you in the forums...

Cheers!
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Post by: dale on November 04, 2008, 07:29:58 PM
Howdy! Been registered for a while. Finally getting around to posting. Where's the cupcakes?
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Post by: Josh on November 10, 2008, 10:53:40 PM
Howdy! Been registered for a while. Finally getting around to posting. Where's the cupcakes?

Hey! I've been digging your site for awhile now. Keep it up!!!
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Post by: dale on November 11, 2008, 02:56:06 AM
Howdy! Been registered for a while. Finally getting around to posting. Where's the cupcakes?

Hey! I've been digging your site for awhile now. Keep it up!!!

Aww shucks. Thanks.
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Post by: Kim Kelly on November 11, 2008, 09:28:26 PM
Hi, I have no viagra for you, but I might have some expired Enzyte packs.
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Post by: Partymouth on November 13, 2008, 01:06:36 AM
Hey 'vrybody.  New here - whatsup?   8)
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Post by: Kim Kelly on November 13, 2008, 05:31:14 PM
Okay, I'm not really a new person.

What can I say, I missed Wes's witticisms.
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Post by: Come on, Jason on November 13, 2008, 05:51:20 PM
I missed you, Laurie!
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Post by: John Knolling on November 13, 2008, 07:51:52 PM
Hello. I'm Matt. Been a Best Show for about a year now. Glad to be on the boards.
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Post by: MiddleBro on November 23, 2008, 05:46:43 PM
Hi Everyone,
    After initially attempting to become an official FOT, only to be told later that what I did was going to get me a card saying so, and not a logon for this board, I figured out how to truly register, and so here I am.  I'm Zach, from Pelham, I've called in on two shows for a total of three calls, and am better known by my connections to my semi-famous brothers, hence the user-name.  Though I can't really listen live and/or call in, most of the time, due to my work schedule, I hope this board might be a nice way for me to better connect with the FOT community, at large.  Thanks, and hope to talk to you guys and gals, soon.


   -Zach
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Post by: Myles on November 24, 2008, 09:21:24 AM
Hello everybody,

This is Myles from Brooklyn, glad to be on the board.
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Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on November 24, 2008, 12:50:28 PM
Okay, I'm not really a new person.

What can I say, I missed Wes's witticisms.

Wait, Wes said you came back as Mo Primo. 
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 24, 2008, 06:18:52 PM
Hi Everyone,
    After initially attempting to become an official FOT, only to be told later that what I did was going to get me a card saying so, and not a logon for this board, I figured out how to truly register, and so here I am.  I'm Zach, from Pelham, I've called in on two shows for a total of three calls, and am better known by my connections to my semi-famous brothers, hence the user-name.  Though I can't really listen live and/or call in, most of the time, due to my work schedule, I hope this board might be a nice way for me to better connect with the FOT community, at large.  Thanks, and hope to talk to you guys and gals, soon.


   -Zach

Z-Maaan.
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Post by: elibraden on November 28, 2008, 07:34:48 PM
Hi!  I'm Eli in L.A. ... I've posted a couple of times before, but I'm now a full-on addict (especially now that Best Show Vault is alive again) and intend to stay put.  Tis the Best Show indeed ...

Cheers --- eLi
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Post by: hodgman on November 28, 2008, 10:24:10 PM
My name is Seth from San Diego. I just started listening to the show a few months ago and I registered to vote in the Mayubanatorial election. I've been going back through the archives and listening to everything. How does everyone listen to the archived shows? Is there a way to get the archives into a format so that I can listen on my mp3 player at work?
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Post by: Kim Kelly on November 29, 2008, 10:21:46 AM
Hi Everyone,
    After initially attempting to become an official FOT, only to be told later that what I did was going to get me a card saying so, and not a logon for this board, I figured out how to truly register, and so here I am.  I'm Zach, from Pelham, I've called in on two shows for a total of three calls, and am better known by my connections to my semi-famous brothers, hence the user-name.  Though I can't really listen live and/or call in, most of the time, due to my work schedule, I hope this board might be a nice way for me to better connect with the FOT community, at large.  Thanks, and hope to talk to you guys and gals, soon.


   -Zach


Z-Maaan.


The first google images result for Z-Man is not this guy:

(http://retrocrush.buzznet.com/retrorandy/johnlazar/zman13.jpg)

It's this one:

(http://www.zmeats.com/website%20games/Black%20Letter%20Z%20Man.gif)
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Post by: Come on, Jason on November 29, 2008, 01:51:00 PM
My name is Seth from San Diego. I just started listening to the show a few months ago and I registered to vote in the Mayubanatorial election. I've been going back through the archives and listening to everything. How does everyone listen to the archived shows? Is there a way to get the archives into a format so that I can listen on my mp3 player at work?

Aside from the free podcast, which doesn't have the music, the only way I know of to get The Best Show on an iPod is by using a mp3 recorder such as Wiretap Pro for Mac or I Don't Know for PC.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mattie on December 04, 2008, 08:59:36 PM
Hey all, I'm Matt from Gainesville.  I've only been listening a short while, but I've been trying to catch up with the archives.  Happy to be here.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Omar on December 04, 2008, 09:31:32 PM
Hey all, I'm Matt from Gainesville.  I've only been listening a short while, but I've been trying to catch up with the archives.  Happy to be here.

I salute you, son.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: samir on December 05, 2008, 08:00:12 AM
Matt sits next to me in law classes for seven hours a week, so eventually all my use of poor syntax and phrases like "Monopolotizin'" were bound to invoke curiosity.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mike_b on December 06, 2008, 06:24:24 PM
Now that the weather is terrible, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I figured I'd spend some of it talking about my favorite podcast.

FUN FACT:

3 people from my high school have been GOMPed.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on December 06, 2008, 06:26:22 PM
Now that the weather is terrible, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I figured I'd spend some of it talking about my favorite podcast.

FUN FACT:

3 people from my high school have been GOMPed.

Ah, you Goshen kids.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: johnD on December 07, 2008, 04:12:19 PM
Hey there I'm John, nice to meet everyone. I found an episode of the show on an ipod I borrowed from my friend and now I'm hooked! Almost finished catching up with the '08 episodes.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: masterofsparks on December 08, 2008, 08:00:50 AM
Now that the weather is terrible, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I figured I'd spend some of it talking about my favorite podcast.

FUN FACT:

3 people from my high school have been GOMPed.

Goshen?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on December 08, 2008, 12:26:53 PM
Now that the weather is terrible, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I figured I'd spend some of it talking about my favorite podcast.

FUN FACT:

3 people from my high school have been GOMPed.

Goshen?

Yeah, this was funny when I posted it 13.5 hours before.   Get your own jokes, MoS!



Wait, no it wasn't funny even when I posted it.  Sorry.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: masterofsparks on December 08, 2008, 02:31:44 PM
Now that the weather is terrible, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I figured I'd spend some of it talking about my favorite podcast.

FUN FACT:

3 people from my high school have been GOMPed.


Goshen?


Yeah, this was funny when I posted it 13.5 hours before.   Get your own jokes, MoS!



Wait, no it wasn't funny even when I posted it.  Sorry.


That's what I get for not reading to the end of the thread.

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/4/42/Arrested_Development_-_Good_Grief.jpg)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mike_b on December 08, 2008, 06:07:16 PM
Now that the weather is terrible, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I figured I'd spend some of it talking about my favorite podcast.

FUN FACT:

3 people from my high school have been GOMPed.

Goshen?

Chicago, but at least one of them moved


Goshen?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on December 09, 2008, 11:48:48 AM
Now that the weather is terrible, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I figured I'd spend some of it talking about my favorite podcast.

FUN FACT:

3 people from my high school have been GOMPed.


Goshen?


Yeah, this was funny when I posted it 13.5 hours before.   Get your own jokes, MoS!



Wait, no it wasn't funny even when I posted it.  Sorry.


That's what I get for not reading to the end of the thread.

([url]http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/4/42/Arrested_Development_-_Good_Grief.jpg[/url])


Cheer, up, MoS, it'll probably never happen!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Yer Fedge on December 10, 2008, 03:17:06 AM
Hey guys. Just wanted to say hi. I've been listening for a year and a half or so. Recently, I've been catching up on the archives. I'm unemployed and pretty depressed and the old shows have been keeping me going. Somehow listening to hours of old Best Shows makes me feel a little less like a loser. At least until my Internet gets cut off...
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 10, 2008, 09:50:32 AM
i work ten hour days and 6-9 of those hours are spent listening to the best show.  normally, it's nine.  it helps the day feel less arbitrary and keeps me from walking out.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jeremy Schaeffer on December 10, 2008, 01:00:42 PM
Hello, Friends of Tom!  Jeremy from Westland, MI.  A friend introduced me to the show a couple months ago and I've been listening ever since. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: bakersfieldchimp on December 11, 2008, 04:20:40 PM
Hey there, FOTs! I'm Andrew from Seattle-- I also have only been listening for a few months, but I've been working my way through the archives at a steady pace, thanks to my easy-peasey desk job.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: stevekindof on December 14, 2008, 03:06:16 PM
Hey, guys! I'm Raj (from Bristow, VA). Yeah, I've called TBS a handful o' times. Listened to the show on-n-off for past four years, blog for 7SD. Read through this forum, seems like a strong social nerve that I'd like to stop by.

Big shout-outs to Jason Grote and David from Virginia, FOTs who've I've met face-to-face, FB buddy Miami Laurie, and Petey who I've corresponded via mail. and Big "nice to meet-ya's" to evreyFOT else.

And a tip-o-the-hat to Tom. The shows are going great. Please don't stop.

r(sk)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Keith Whitener on December 14, 2008, 04:54:55 PM
Howdy. I'm Keith Whitener. I'm a regular over at AST and have been a card carrying FOT for 3 years. I'm 21, finishing up my associates degree in philosophy, and I enjoy writing.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: plincoln on December 16, 2008, 03:54:06 PM
Todd from New Orleans, here.  Been listening for at least 6 months after hearing Tom's interview on TSOYW.  Now I've all but forgotten that old show and I'm hooked to TBS.  I really think it's got its nose on the pulsebeat of my generation's heartbrain.  Thanks, Tom!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Erik on December 17, 2008, 02:48:44 AM
Im Erik in Portland, Oregon.  I work as a freelance graphic designer and rely on FMU and the Best show while working.
Color me disenfranchised. Good to be on here!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Danny J. on December 17, 2008, 05:27:38 PM
Been listening to the show for a little under a year and think it's absolutely one of the funniest things ever.  Thanks also for introducing me to Big Dipper, the anthology is in constant rotation! - Danny (Los Angeles)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on December 17, 2008, 10:20:52 PM
Hey, guys! I'm Raj (from Bristow, VA). Yeah, I've called TBS a handful o' times. Listened to the show on-n-off for past four years, blog for 7SD. Read through this forum, seems like a strong social nerve that I'd like to stop by.

Big shout-outs to Jason Grote and David from Virginia, FOTs who've I've met face-to-face, FB buddy Miami Laurie, and Petey who I've corresponded via mail. and Big "nice to meet-ya's" to evreyFOT else.

And a tip-o-the-hat to Tom. The shows are going great. Please don't stop.

r(sk)

Howdy, Raj!  Great to see you here.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ShawnFromUtah on December 19, 2008, 06:56:29 PM
Hi, folks. I'm Shawn from Utah and I've gone from barely TBS-familiar to mildly obsessed in just a few weeks. I drive a bookmobile in two rural counties and have really been enjoying the Best Show podcast and tons of the Vault material as I cruise around, checking out books. Tom helps me to remember that there's a beautiful absurd world beyond the confines of the Zion Curtain (that's what non-Mormons call the UT state line.)

I probably won't be calling the show anytime soon (library work responsibilities, of course) but I'll continue to dig deeper and deeper into its online presence. I used to host a couple of community radio shows in Colorado a few years ago and I can definitely appreciate the difficulty and beauty of the work that Tom and Jon deliver in their three hours of on-air time each week. So, um...good guys win! Bad guys die!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: joe on December 19, 2008, 09:27:37 PM
Hi, everybody!  My name's Joe, I live in Pennsylvania and I've been listening for about a year.  I'm a huge Mountain Goats fan, which is how I became aware of Jon Wurster and then the Best Show.  I've never called in and probably won't any time soon, but I may start posting here occasionally.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: petefromqueens on December 22, 2008, 01:24:37 PM
Pete from Queens here.

New to the Best Show -- been listening for a little over 2 months.  My roommate got me into the show and I've been listening ever since!

Also following on Twitter!

Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: betheboy on December 22, 2008, 07:14:26 PM
New FOT, been listening for about 8 months I've been watching the chat and I'm finally jumping into the forum.  You guys are awesome and make a great show even more enjoyable.    Thanks to Tom and all of the FOT for bringing so much joy to my life.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Blair from Glasgow on December 23, 2008, 05:10:39 PM
Hello forum and indeed Tom. Been listening to the podcast for over a year now. Being a huge music fan I was always well aware of WFMU even in Bonnie Scotland. It wasn't until I got an ipod and searched for decent comedy shows that I stumbled apon this. It's now the thing I look forward to the most. I remember discovering Zach Galifianakis around the same time as Scharpling and Wurster... that was a great time  ;D
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Martin on December 23, 2008, 05:32:50 PM
Welcome newcomers, and Happy Holidays to you all!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 23, 2008, 07:33:10 PM
Peace and Feliz Navidad to the new people!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: blockhead on December 24, 2008, 08:15:45 AM
I've been listening for about a year.  The first episode i listened to was last year's Best Of, and that hooked me.  I especially loved all the overly dramatic threats on Tom's life.  Marky Ramone and Philly Boy Roy are faves, too.  I think i found the show via The Sound of Young America, from that episode where Jesse interviewed Seven Second Delay.  I listen via podcast, since i live in NC and don't have the internet at home (i illicitly download it from work).

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: TheIlluminati on December 26, 2008, 06:31:02 AM
Hey Everyone,

New to the forum and the show. I've been listening for about a month and love it. Podcasts get me through work and the gym.

Also following on Twitter.

Illuminati
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: pizzaparty on January 02, 2009, 05:51:50 AM
Hello.  New to the forum. I've been listening to The Best Show for over a year, tried to get my co-workers to listen to the show, but then I was laid off.  By the way, my name's Joe and I'm in SF.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Evander on January 03, 2009, 01:16:26 AM
I just started listening to the show because of the Zach Galifianakis interview, and Tom kept mentioning the forum so I thought I'd go ahead and register.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: TDFlynn on January 09, 2009, 09:47:43 PM
Hi,

I'm Dan and I've been listening to the show for several months. I'm a cartoonist and I play video games. Follow me on Twitter if you want a more in depth look at who I am and how I think.

Thanks!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 09, 2009, 10:30:44 PM
hey Dan,

youve now joined the ranks of online FOTs who are also illustrators, etc. and theyre all very talented.  that being said, i like your work.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: redmedicine on January 10, 2009, 12:48:47 AM
Since I finally took the time to choose an avatar (Crosby in a cape was too hard to ignore), I figured I should say hi officially.  I started listening after Tom's tussle with the Poster Children.  Their podcast, Radio Zero, was the first podcast I listened to.  The episodes with Zeph Marshack and the guy who soaked touring bands sleeping bags were enough to get me hooked.  I'm a sucker for all of the music jokes (Dischord records, drummers who use gloves, I Ron, etc).  Along those lines, I think it's time we heard from Bryce again! 

Oh, and as a Portlander, I've seen lots of street trash, and had the honor of seeing Pig Champion (RIP) in the flesh when Poison Idea opened up for Nirvana at Portland Meadows.  That was before Pig started using a chair on stage.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Dashem El Hibbee on January 10, 2009, 08:04:24 PM
Hello everyone from FOT Dashem in rainy Seattle.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Moondog on January 14, 2009, 07:13:22 AM
Wanted to say hello and extend a hearty thanks to the entire Best Show/FOT universe. I have been listening since July 08 and currently i'm devouring the vast wasteland that is the Best Show archive. In an effort to give back, I pulled some strings with the higher ups at my local (West Virginia) Consolidated Cardboard™ warehouse and have unearthed a rare photo of a Consolidated Cardboard™ prototype product. A small note was affixed to the photo which reads:
Product: IGOMP-36KT000
Production: Discontinued
I'm suprised Tom kept this under wraps.
photo link:http://www.thefluffconstruct.com/detail-stages6.html
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sarah on January 14, 2009, 08:07:40 AM
the vast wasteland that is the Best Show archive.

Pretty cruel, Moondog.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Moondog on January 14, 2009, 11:07:47 AM
Quote
Pretty cruel, Moondog.

Wasn't meant to be cruel, but facing the archive as a lone wanderer is mighty intimidating. Thank goodness I have these tanks of gasoline and my trusty dog to accompany me down the highway of enlightenment.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sveden on January 14, 2009, 02:55:32 PM
Hello from MPLS. Discovered WFMU back in November and have become huge fans of "Best Show" and "Shut Up, Weirdo!".
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: markfrompasadena on January 14, 2009, 09:31:27 PM
Hi all, I'm Mark from Pasadena, CA. Got into Best Show about 2 years ago via a Paul F. Tompkins myspace posting. I think that was also the last time myspace was relevant. I've been an avid Best Show listener ever since. Doing my best to get all my friends and family into the show as well. I've been using Tom's "Mamma Mia!" review as an introduction to newbies. I don't want to overwhelm with the Newbridge mythology just yet.

Looking forward to PBR's mayoral reign in 2009!




Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: orator on January 16, 2009, 07:06:48 AM
hello from the hot pit called Arizona

been listening for a year or two. i think i found it from either a Zach Galifianakis interview, or the Jon Benjamin interview about Home Movies.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 16, 2009, 10:52:34 AM
orator,

i moved to AZ in 2001 before leaving in 2005.  in fact, im living in phoenix for now, soon to be back in memphis, but in the meantime, its nice to know im not all alone in the desert. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: MattJohnson on January 19, 2009, 04:21:21 AM
Well, I've been registered for a while but never bothered posting. With this post, I suppose I have changed that.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mcphee from the forum on January 20, 2009, 01:39:29 PM
one in here
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: kittykittymeowmixhead on January 23, 2009, 10:01:06 AM
Hi Friends!!!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: amy leigh on January 27, 2009, 08:51:01 PM
hi from toronto!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Alvaro from GM on January 27, 2009, 10:55:44 PM
Hi, this is Alvaro in Glen Mills.  I am trying to call in more and possibly trying to post on this forum more. 

I do comics and rap music: http://herecomesthethunder.com

How's everyone doing?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: cartoonmonkey on January 30, 2009, 01:29:09 AM
Hey fellow FOT. Long time card carrying FOT here, hailing from Portland Oregon. I have a small animation company, and some stuff to check out over at cartoonmonkey.com
Yo!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 01, 2009, 07:34:56 PM
Hey, I've been listening to The Best Show since about November last year. Thought I'd join up to the forums.

I'm a cartoonist from Perth, Western Australia.

That makes three cartoonists in a row.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sonicdork on February 01, 2009, 10:59:03 PM
Hello Tom and everyone! My name is Jason and I'm new to the FOT board so please be gentle. I just started listening to the Best Show a couple of months ago and got my wife hooked as well. We listen live every Tuesday and are catching up on all of the archives. We moved up to Jersey City this past Summer from Atlanta since my wife accepted a position as a censor at CBS. I work at an online advertising company in NYC, podcast and do home recordings/lonely rocking on the weekends... and that's about it. Anyway, just wanted to say a quick hello so you wouldn't see random posts here and there and say ..."who let this guy in!"

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 02, 2009, 09:53:52 AM
sonicdork, i creeped around your website and came across this gem: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2X2TB3S4O5I60?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_rdp_perm

hilarious.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sonicdork on February 02, 2009, 12:42:45 PM
sonicdork, i creeped around your website and came across this gem: [url]http://www.amazon.com/review/R2X2TB3S4O5I60?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_rdp_perm[/url]

hilarious.


Haha. Thanks for checking the blog out. That guy apparently writes all kinds of insane Amazon reviews and they haven't flagged him yet. My favorite line - "I obviously had an alcohol problem and a deep and intense disrespect for the postal system".
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kublakhan61 on February 03, 2009, 08:48:33 AM
I'm new here. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it.
~abe
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: harris on February 03, 2009, 07:01:58 PM
Been listening to the show for three years and tried the forum once but got caught up with school and moving. I am more or less back now, not I'll be anything special but I'll be here. I love Neil Young, Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and Terrence Malick. Please don't judge.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: andrew_in_bk on February 04, 2009, 11:14:38 AM
I have been approved. I'm in!

It's now official — Best Show has consumed my life.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sara from Chicago on February 04, 2009, 12:33:50 PM
Hey, I've been listening to The Best Show since about November last year. Thought I'd join up to the forums.

I'm a cartoonist from Perth, Western Australia.

That makes three cartoonists in a row.

Hi Grug!  :D :D :D

I didn't sign up quick enough to be the fourth in a row, oops.

I'm Sara from Chicago (as you can read) and I draw comics, too.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Tom from Chicago on February 04, 2009, 01:02:54 PM

I didn't sign up quick enough to be the fourth in a row, oops.

I'm Sara from Chicago (as you can read) and I draw comics, too.

I'm Tom from Chicago. I also draw comics and I live in the exact same apartment as Sara from Chicago. We've been listening in some capacity or another since August-or-so last year.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sara from Chicago on February 04, 2009, 01:12:38 PM
I'm Tom from Chicago. I also draw comics and I live in the exact same apartment as Sara from Chicago. We've been listening in some capacity or another since August-or-so last year.

Most people don't realize just how small Chicago really is.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jim McGriddles on February 05, 2009, 12:52:46 PM
I'm Jim-originally from Brooklyn, currently living in Brighton MA. I just started listening to The Best Show a month ago, and I'm hooked!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: andrew_in_bk on February 05, 2009, 02:45:06 PM
Where from in Brooklyn?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: reallynotclever on February 06, 2009, 02:44:35 AM
Hi, how are you?  It's very nice to be here.  I'm Sean from Studio City, CA.  I've been A fan of The Best Show for A while & I can't get enough.  It's always so on point, so handcrafted.  Always my first choice.  Tom & Jon, I can't thank you enough.  This is my introduction to chats/forums.  I tip my hat to those who have gone before me.  I look forward to meeting everyone.  I welcome any advice, opinions, compliments or criticisms.  Be nice, don't extinguish my heartlight.  Thanks!
   
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mntimbuktu on February 06, 2009, 11:11:32 AM
Hey,

I've been listening for a couple of years now.  I'm a video producer for a job, and I make tapes for fun at home.   
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: yesno on February 06, 2009, 12:30:28 PM
This new crop of FsOT is very hardy.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on February 09, 2009, 12:24:41 AM
  I look forward to meeting everyone.  I welcome any advice, opinions, compliments or criticisms.  Be nice, don't extinguish my heartlight. 
   

Don't worry too much about people not being nice. The FOT are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, hands down!*



*however, they/we do "nicely" mock.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: reallynotclever on February 09, 2009, 01:16:11 AM
Thanks Bonnie, you're very cool. I wanted to slip A Neil Diamond reference into my post.  Everyone has been very nice.  My Heartlight is burning strong! 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JustSheaNo on February 17, 2009, 02:59:59 PM
Hello Tom and FsOT.
Have been a faithful listener for a few years now, having been introduced by my husband, a huge, huge fan. I think he might be a Steve McQueen with a skull face.

Looking forward to plenty of forum fun. See you kids tonight!

<3,
JustSheaNo
Title: Greetings from Alabama
Post by: Jason from Huntsville, AL on February 18, 2009, 09:28:42 AM
Howdy. I'm new. I've been marveling at the marvel that is "The Best Show" since I discovered the podcast a couple months ago.

Here's hoping my tenure here doesn't end with a "GOMF!" *

Jason

*"Get off my forum!"
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: J.D. on February 20, 2009, 11:29:21 AM
I'm newish... been listening to the show for about 2 years via podcast. Brings light to my otherwise gloomy wednesdays. Thanks Tom!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on February 20, 2009, 11:49:09 AM
I'm newish...


We accept all religions here, my good man!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Alvaro from GM on February 21, 2009, 05:26:02 AM
I'm newish...
We accept all religions here, my good man!

Ha!

  I look forward to meeting everyone.  I welcome any advice, opinions, compliments or criticisms.  Be nice, don't extinguish my heartlight. 
Don't worry too much about people not being nice. The FOT are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, hands down!*

*however, they/we do "nicely" mock.


Your FACE is nice! 


Hello people only slightly newer than me.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: J.D. on February 21, 2009, 06:54:30 PM
I'm newish...


We accept all religions here, my good man!

pfffft.  :D
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: theylive716 on February 24, 2009, 05:17:12 PM
hey guys and gals,
first time long time!

my name is eric, i'm from buffalo, ny and i enjoy alot of things.

i collect sarah recs / c86 vinyl
...and generally nothing on the panzerfaust label




Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paul B on February 24, 2009, 05:57:18 PM

i collect sarah recs / c86 vinyl


You're not the only one, and now, neither am I.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paul B on February 24, 2009, 06:00:04 PM
I thought I posted on this thread months ago when I joined, but I guess not...

I'm Paul from Raleigh NC.

I'm into... well see previous post, and also leather.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Andy in Queens on February 24, 2009, 06:12:04 PM
Andy from Long Island City, Queens here.  I was sold on the Best Show by Tom's Papa Roach Jim Beam basketball contest story.

Mesmerized by the show, I once tried to call in on the topic while listening to the podcast on a Thursday morning.  I assume I'm not the only one who's done this, right?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 24, 2009, 06:18:57 PM
ha!  andy, thats great.  ive never done that...but ive been compelled to. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paul B on February 24, 2009, 06:24:41 PM
Would the "Report to Moderator" link be used if someone had a really witty post, and wanted someone else to notice?

As in: "Hey moderator, I just wanted to report how good my last post was. Check it out."
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: AaronC on February 26, 2009, 06:39:30 AM
hey guys and gals,
first time long time!

my name is eric, i'm from buffalo, ny and i enjoy alot of things.

i collect sarah recs / c86 vinyl
...and generally nothing on the panzerfaust label

It looks like you're Eric from the Failure's Union.  I dig your band!  Welcome.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on February 26, 2009, 11:51:46 PM
Hello everyone! I've been a Best Show listener for almost one year and it has changed my life. No, I'm not kidding. I look forward to conversing with all of you.

The Regulator Guy
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: theylive716 on February 27, 2009, 10:51:02 AM
hey guys and gals,
first time long time!

my name is eric, i'm from buffalo, ny and i enjoy alot of things.

i collect sarah recs / c86 vinyl
...and generally nothing on the panzerfaust label

It looks like you're Eric from the Failure's Union.  I dig your band!  Welcome.

oh wow, thank you ha!
leaving for tour tomorrow morning actually :)
nice to e-meet you aaron
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: NJL on March 01, 2009, 09:25:25 PM
Thank you for this
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nathansmart on March 03, 2009, 10:47:18 AM
HELLO - I'm Nathan Smart and I'm a new poster here.  I've been listening to the show for a couple of years now and was even honored with a spot on Smash or Trash with my group Indie Blockedappella - GOODBYE
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DrCam on March 04, 2009, 03:29:46 AM
G'day cobbers,

I'm Cam from Australia.  The good Cam from Australia.

Basically I travel about in a van solving mysteries.  I doubt the other Cam can say that.  I don't even want to know what he does in his van.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: showard on March 05, 2009, 12:40:15 AM
Hi all! New FOT forum member from Houston (one of America's most BEAUTIFUL cities), listener for about 3 years now. I'm on twitter as mrhoward if anybody wants to buddy up there!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Lothar_Brightblade on March 07, 2009, 05:59:32 PM
Hi.

I love best show and was turned onto it about 5 months ago (whenever Zach Galifianakis was on) I kept listeing because this show is magic. I spend a lot of time at the Tim and Eric forums at http://tgttm.com/jefferton/ under the same username, I say thing only because I know a few folks from there hang out here as well. Jefferton was also where I first heard about Best show. Best show was the first radio show I've ever donated to.

Thanks Friends.
Thiends.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: snailed on March 09, 2009, 07:48:18 PM
went on a downloading spree and got all the old stuff from the best show vaults - and that eventually led me here.  been listening since october.  my coworkers give me strange looks when i burst out laughing in the middle of work... oh, if only they knew the joys of the best show.

is that 50 posts thing true?  if so, you will all unfortunately have to read more of my posts.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: pmart on March 10, 2009, 09:24:49 AM
I'm with you Snailed... I've been a listener for almost five years and a lurker on here for a lot of that time. I've p2p'ed a lot of bits, but this 50 post thing is like a holy grail (or an urban legend), so I have to sort of up the ante here...

I'm Patrick. I grew up in Baltimore and now I live in Nutley, NJ. I rarely listen to the show live. I travel a lot for work and I'm brigde and tunnler for work, so the podcast is not only a lifesaver, I can usually make a week last over 2 or 3 days.

I need to keep cool getting to 50. "What man can do, another can do" and so forth and so on...
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on March 10, 2009, 11:56:35 AM
I need to keep cool getting to 50. "What man can do, another can do" and so forth and so on...

Yea, there are some on the forum *cough* jakewho *cough* who post crap after crap just to get to 50. I say, if you're gonna get to 50, do it in a classy way. Post things that are worth reading. I think this helps credibility as a FOT.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: pmart on March 10, 2009, 12:09:02 PM
I need to keep cool getting to 50. "What man can do, another can do" and so forth and so on...

Yea, there are some on the forum *cough* jakewho *cough* who post crap after crap just to get to 50. I say, if you're gonna get to 50, do it in a classy way. Post things that are worth reading. I think this helps credibility as a FOT.

No, I figured as much. I figure my overall strength is that being a lurker for so long I feel like I get the tone and know the people pretty well, so I wouldn't participate in an onslaught of douchery. My other strength is not actually being a douche.

This is like charm school for the FOT's...

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 10, 2009, 02:05:13 PM
I need to keep cool getting to 50. "What man can do, another can do" and so forth and so on...

Yea, there are some on the forum *cough* jakewho *cough* who post crap after crap just to get to 50. I say, if you're gonna get to 50, do it in a classy way. Post things that are worth reading. I think this helps credibility as a FOT.

oh, come on, "a refrigerator with a denim jacket!" 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: lauramaili on March 10, 2009, 11:55:02 PM
Hey Friends

I'm Laura, from San Francisco.
Tom is the host with the most, and the only other person I know of that LOVES "Ram".
Thanksss
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: reallynotclever on March 11, 2009, 12:50:51 AM
Hey Friends

I'm Laura, from San Francisco.
Tom is the host with the most, and the only other person I know of that LOVES "Ram".
Thanksss
Welcome Laura!  My name is Sean & I'm from Studio City, CA.   It's nice to see more & more Californians on the FOT forum.  Good to meet you, have fun!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 11, 2009, 07:20:30 PM
I NEED SOME MORE POSTS.

i'm from portland.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 11, 2009, 07:20:44 PM
oregon.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 11, 2009, 07:21:40 PM
they serve tater tots all over the place here.

the ORE in ore-ida stands for oregon.

ore-ida, tater tots, oregon...
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 11, 2009, 07:21:55 PM
they sell tater tots in oregon.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: snailed on March 11, 2009, 08:11:12 PM
oh yeah, i'm from long island. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: MC Shakespeare on March 12, 2009, 11:29:08 AM
Hello all! This is Matt from Atlanta, and I'm a pretty recent listener. Also, I have twitter: http://twitter.com/mattdeloach.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on March 12, 2009, 03:47:13 PM
Hello all! This is Matt from Atlanta, and I'm a pretty recent listener. Also, I have twitter: [url]http://twitter.com/mattdeloach.[/url]


Alright! Yet another GA representative! Glad to have you!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 12, 2009, 11:46:32 PM
they serve tater tots all over the place here.

the ORE in ore-ida stands for oregon.

ore-ida, tater tots, oregon...

I thought I was too old to learn new things.

Now I feel really stupid for not knowing this until now.

Welcome!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 13, 2009, 11:32:55 AM
saying to yourself "OREIDA!? WHAT A CRAZY NAME! YUM YUM!" as you eat the tots is probably way cooler than being the guy who goes "duh let me tell you about the history of this fine company that makes these fried potato cylinders..."


i hope not tho, because i do enjoy being very cool.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 13, 2009, 01:15:21 PM
at least i assume that i'd enjoy that.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 13, 2009, 01:15:37 PM
sometime.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 13, 2009, 01:16:14 PM
possibly while on a date.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: chrysta on March 13, 2009, 08:13:56 PM
Hey, I'm Chrysta. Though I've been a WFMU fan for over a decade, I only embraced the Best Show a year ago (maybe I made up for lost time by listening to all of the archives within a couple of months?). Long story short, I heard some Seven Second Delay several years ago, which I didn't like but managed to confuse with our pal Tom. I think that's pretty funny.

Anyway, I live in southeast Michigan, where I'm a slob at a music website that's been mentioned on the Best Show in the past. I enjoy corny jokes (refer to my joketweets @bigcheeseburger (http://twitter.com/bigcheeseburger) and @indielaffs (http://twitter.com/indielaffs), if you like), foods of the world, garbagey TV, vodka, and word games. Are any of my Ypsilanti brethren who I heard thanked during the marathon posters here? Who knows.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sparkatus on March 14, 2009, 07:40:09 AM
Hello all, my name is Sparkatus, Sparky or Steven to my parents.

I'm from the UK, and as such very seldom get chance to hear the show live as it finishes three hours before I have to leave for work.

However, I've been addicted to the podcast for almost three years now, since I was tipped off to S&W in a tour van, chugging for hours across Eastern Europe, and it's now my ambition to get signed to BTR.

Looking forward to contributing to the board,

Sparks
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reptilicus on March 14, 2009, 10:57:47 AM
Hi there. Reptilicus is the screen name. But you can call me Shane.

I've been listening to the show off and on for about a year now. But just donated for the first time on Tuesday night, and though it was high time I check out the FOT message board I hear so much about.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: MC Shakespeare on March 14, 2009, 06:48:33 PM
Hello all! This is Matt from Atlanta, and I'm a pretty recent listener. Also, I have twitter: [url]http://twitter.com/mattdeloach.[/url]


Alright! Yet another GA representative! Glad to have you!


Thanks. :)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: GomerNumberTwo on March 17, 2009, 06:32:23 PM
Figured there's a FOT card coming to me in the mail, I might as well start posting to the forum.  This is Stevie from Flagstaff, joining the ranks!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on March 17, 2009, 07:11:10 PM
Welcome Stevie.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 17, 2009, 07:54:58 PM
Figured there's a FOT card coming to me in the mail, I might as well start posting to the forum.  This is Stevie from Flagstaff, joining the ranks!

nice to see another AZ FOT.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: AndrewM on March 19, 2009, 01:50:45 PM
Hi all. My name's Andrew and I'm from Greenpoint. Checking in for the first time on the forums after listening for a while. Figured I'd post for the first time after hearing all the Greenpoint activity at the tail end of the show this week.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: wood and iron on March 19, 2009, 10:28:57 PM
I'm new. Hello!

I'm from Schuylkill County PA (home of Yuengling) but am going to Penn State. I started listening to the Best Show around Christmastime. I heard of it via The Onion's AV Club.

Hello there.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: steve davidson on March 20, 2009, 05:26:18 PM
i moved out to oregon and now i can't drink yuengling

what is this crap

was pottstown the big attraction in that county
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: wood and iron on March 20, 2009, 05:28:44 PM
i moved out to oregon and now i can't drink yuengling

what is this crap

was pottstown the big attraction in that county

It's actually Pottsville. Pottstown is closer to Philly. But understandable mistake.

There are a bunch of old mining stuff to look at, too. We're the home of the Molly Maguires aka bunch of Irish dudes murder mine owners for no real reason.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on March 20, 2009, 06:44:54 PM
Pottstown is the home of Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates fame. The only thing I know to come out of Pottsville is the football team, the Maroons.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: wood and iron on March 20, 2009, 07:16:05 PM
Pottstown is the home of Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates fame. The only thing I know to come out of Pottsville is the football team, the Maroons.

Yeah, that's a weird sore spot with that town. A football team from the 20's that nobody every saw or knew anybody from it that somehow got robbed of the national championship is this weird cause.

Pottsville also had John O'Hara, a writer who was published in the New Yorker a lot and wrote the awesome novel Appointment in Samara.

Plus, like I said before, Yuengling. Delicious lifeblood of the coal country.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on March 20, 2009, 07:33:01 PM
Welcome to the board woodandiron.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: wood and iron on March 20, 2009, 07:38:41 PM
Welcome to the board woodandiron.

Thanks.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Louis Lame on March 23, 2009, 08:27:12 PM
Hey dudes, I'm from the lovely city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
My pal got me into The Best Show in the fall! Youppi!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on March 24, 2009, 07:36:59 PM
Hello.  I'm Pastor Josh.  I live in rural Illinois try to do good stuff.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jon on March 25, 2009, 10:32:47 AM
Hi I'm Jon from Buffalo, just started listening to the show a month ago on a friend's advice. I like it so much, I already gave money to the station, something I never thought I'd do.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on March 25, 2009, 12:53:28 PM
Welcome to the board Jon, Pastor Josh, and Louis Lame.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sara from Chicago on March 25, 2009, 01:15:55 PM
Hello.  I'm Pastor Josh.  I live in rural Illinois try to do good stuff.

Hi Josh! I like your calls. What part of Illinois?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on March 25, 2009, 01:33:16 PM
On the East Coast, near Lawrenceville.  I live much south of you.  I didn't realize there was much to like about my calls, but I enjoy them. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sara from Chicago on March 25, 2009, 02:51:08 PM
On the East Coast, near Lawrenceville.  I live much south of you.  I didn't realize there was much to like about my calls, but I enjoy them. 

LOL "Coast"! I just meant it's nice to hear someone on the show who's so polite and genuine, and it's also neat to hear from a pastor.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: LesSavyFan on March 25, 2009, 09:33:29 PM
Hello all! First post here. Another Canadian listener, from Alberta. I just got into the show recently and now I'm devouring the archives. Thanks for the laughs Tom.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: methanolcereal on March 28, 2009, 09:35:23 PM
Hey.

I've been listening to the Best Show for the better part of four years. I felt like taking the dive and signing up for the forum.

I've called up a couple times. My most (and only) memorable call was recommending John Cale (well, and Mike) for the List of Everything last summer.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 28, 2009, 10:18:42 PM
On the East Coast, near Lawrenceville.  I live much south of you.  I didn't realize there was much to like about my calls, but I enjoy them. 

I know somebody lives in Homer, IL.  But that's about it for my non-Chicago IL connections.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on March 29, 2009, 12:45:49 AM
On the East Coast, near Lawrenceville.  I live much south of you.  I didn't realize there was much to like about my calls, but I enjoy them. 

I know somebody lives in Homer, IL.  But that's about it for my non-Chicago IL connections.

Where's Homer?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 29, 2009, 09:41:27 AM
On the East Coast, near Lawrenceville.  I live much south of you.  I didn't realize there was much to like about my calls, but I enjoy them. 

I know somebody lives in Homer, IL.  But that's about it for my non-Chicago IL connections.

Sort of near Urbana-Champaign.  I think East.  My friend essentially has bought the town and revived it as kind of a 'project'.


Where's Homer?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ddaavviidd on March 31, 2009, 07:56:31 PM
Hi people,

I just registered here. I've listened to the Best Show since some time last summer. First time I heard about the show was when a stupid video I'd put up on Youtube ( http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=Pq4ZRHmyYKs ) got lots of visitors from a link on this forum. Then a while after that I heard a few hilarious Scharpling & Wurster clips on Fluxblog.com.

And now I'm hooked! I love this show. Tonight I think I'll listen live for the first time, even though it's in the middle of the night here in Sweden and I have shit to do tomorrow.

Oh, and I too very much appreciate Pastor Josh's calls.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Martin on March 31, 2009, 08:10:36 PM
Tonight I think I'll listen live for the first time, even though it's in the middle of the night here in Sweden and I have shit to do tomorrow.

What exactly are you trying to pull here?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ddaavviidd on March 31, 2009, 08:37:00 PM
Tonight I think I'll listen live for the first time, even though it's in the middle of the night here in Sweden and I have shit to do tomorrow.

What exactly are you trying to pull here?

Oh hi! I live in Malmö too. Not in the industrial harbour though!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ddaavviidd on April 01, 2009, 04:04:04 PM
Tonight I think I'll listen live for the first time, even though it's in the middle of the night here in Sweden and I have shit to do tomorrow.

What exactly are you trying to pull here?

I must say though, what a weird fucking way to welcome new people.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Martin on April 01, 2009, 06:24:04 PM
Välkommen.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Mr San on April 01, 2009, 11:25:43 PM
I've been a listener for years, but I thought I would get on board with the ... board. I'm San from New Zealand. Pleased to meet ya.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on April 02, 2009, 12:34:47 PM
Welcome Mr. San. I can't imagine that there are that many Best Show listeners in New Zealand.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on April 02, 2009, 02:50:22 PM
Tonight I think I'll listen live for the first time, even though it's in the middle of the night here in Sweden and I have shit to do tomorrow.

What exactly are you trying to pull here?

you're still the ORIGINAL, Martin. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Mr San on April 02, 2009, 06:47:25 PM
Welcome Mr. San. I can't imagine that there are that many Best Show listeners in New Zealand.

I do wonder that myself. During the marathon I did hear another person from this part of the world pledge. So maybe there are TWO!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Josh on April 02, 2009, 08:43:16 PM
Oh, and I too very much appreciate Pastor Josh's calls.


What exactly are you trying to pull here?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on April 03, 2009, 11:43:59 AM
Oh, and I too very much appreciate Pastor Josh's calls.


What exactly are you trying to pull here?

Face it, Secular Josh, the old age of reason and science is over.  Baseless faith will reign in the world to come!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on April 03, 2009, 11:45:32 AM
Oh, and I too very much appreciate Pastor Josh's calls.


What exactly are you trying to pull here?

Face it, Secular Josh, the old age of reason and science is over.  Baseless faith will reign in the world to come!

Oh, and thanks, ddaavviidd.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on April 03, 2009, 01:48:38 PM
Oh, and I too very much appreciate Pastor Josh's calls.


What exactly are you trying to pull here?



Man, this IS all SOME cruel prank.  I am PERSONALLY offended by THIS, man.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: emma on April 03, 2009, 02:03:08 PM
Oh, and I too very much appreciate Pastor Josh's calls.


What exactly are you trying to pull here?

I'm gonna start calling you Old Josh.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on April 03, 2009, 05:07:20 PM
Oh, and I too very much appreciate Pastor Josh's calls.


What exactly are you trying to pull here?

I'm gonna start calling you Old Josh.

Respect your elders, you Canuckersnapper. It's Seasoned Josh. Youth-Impaired Josh.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Anthony from Ireland on April 04, 2009, 07:21:56 AM
Hello there,

I've been listening since July via podcast and loving it. Thought I'd check out the forum.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on April 04, 2009, 05:25:49 PM
Welcome, gummeor.  It's a fun place. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: justintelephone on April 08, 2009, 02:03:08 AM
I'm Justin from Milwaukee.  I've been listening since September or so.  Catching up on old archived shows has made me give up listening to music, for the most part.  I still haven't called in.  I don't like to sit in my room at the computer for 3 hours, so I listen to the podcast while I deliver pizza.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on April 08, 2009, 09:22:29 PM
Welcome, Justin. I'll take a large pizza with extra cheese.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: LaunchCode on April 09, 2009, 09:13:36 PM
i finally became an official FOT today and I'll I have to say is

MORE PIZZA, SLAVE
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jersey John on April 13, 2009, 05:44:39 PM
It's me, John!

Good Evening!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on April 13, 2009, 09:54:31 PM
Hi John. I hope all is going well with you.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on April 14, 2009, 06:46:25 AM
It's me, John!

Good Evening!

Where do you live?!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on April 14, 2009, 08:20:56 AM
It's me, John!

Good Evening!

Where do you live?!

I wanna say Wichita.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jersey John on April 15, 2009, 05:54:33 PM
Pittsburgh. From Central Jersey Originally. I like when Tom Talks about Manny Theiner. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: AndrewVDill on April 19, 2009, 06:06:03 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm Andrew from Manhattan.  I've been listening for almost 4 years and I finally decided to take the plunge into the boards.  Glad to be here!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: icepants on April 26, 2009, 09:43:33 PM
Hello all I just took the plunge as well after two years of listening.  My first episode was the one where tom got the sfx box and kept turning people into ghosts.  I've been a fan ever since.

Tried to sign up once previous but I think my email address had too much toilet talk in it.    :D

okay hope to contribute something, we'll see.


edt: and I live in nashville,TN
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on April 27, 2009, 12:26:47 PM
yay!  more TN people.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on April 28, 2009, 03:18:35 PM
Hello all I just took the plunge as well after two years of listening.  My first episode was the one where tom got the sfx box and kept turning people into ghosts.  I've been a fan ever since.

Tried to sign up once previous but I think my email address had too much toilet talk in it.    :D

okay hope to contribute something, we'll see.


edt: and I live in nashville,TN

Hey! I grew up in Nashville! My story about my dad and the ham through the window happened on Shelby, and I went to McGavock. Are you Nashville proper, or a neighboring community? (One of my college roommates is a county commisioner in Brentwood.)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Chad from Oregon on April 29, 2009, 10:28:37 PM
Hello FOT's!

This is Chad from out in Eugene, Oregon and I have been hopelessly hooked for just over a year now. This is now the time for me to step out of the shadows and jump in! As ridiculous as it may sound, I have been known to refer to my Tuesday nights as my "happy place" and make it a point to listen live whenever I can - which thankfully is most weeks. Even more ridiculous? Tom's "old time radio"-esque intro a few weeks back spoke more truth than it probably should have.

Between the FOT's and the "gang out in Newbridge", it's nice to find a corner of the internet which feels a bit like home. A bit dysfunctional? Sure, but it's where you can kick your feet up and forget about everything else for awhile.

- Chad in Eugene, Oregon
  Proud soon-to-be-card carrying FOT.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: pete on April 29, 2009, 11:20:13 PM
oh hey you guys, what's up?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: drennen_won on April 29, 2009, 11:54:26 PM
hey. i'm drennen. i like this radio show.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: icepants on April 30, 2009, 01:50:03 AM
Hello all I just took the plunge as well after two years of listening.  My first episode was the one where tom got the sfx box and kept turning people into ghosts.  I've been a fan ever since.

Tried to sign up once previous but I think my email address had too much toilet talk in it.    :D

okay hope to contribute something, we'll see.


edt: and I live in nashville,TN

Hey! I grew up in Nashville! My story about my dad and the ham through the window happened on Shelby, and I went to McGavock. Are you Nashville proper, or a neighboring community? (One of my college roommates is a county commisioner in Brentwood.)


I live in the Charlotte Pike/ Sylvan Park/ West Nashville area.  I also grew up in Brentwood (my parents are still there).  I'm glad to see I'm not the only FOT in Tennessee.  I really enjoy your calls Dave.  Do you remember a call where you were telling Tom about food in Tennessee?  Did you mention the fried candy bars they have in Chattanooga?  Our state has some strange and unhealthy food stuffs. 
yay!  more TN people.

thanks memphis man
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dbvader on May 04, 2009, 12:32:30 PM
Hi, this is Rick from Boston.  I have been listening since the beginning of the year after I found The Best Show on iTunes.   The Wurster bits got me hooked and I listen every week and am trying to go through the archives. 

Question about the archives: Do other people have trouble downloading the full show?  I have had a couple stop about an hour in.  I have tried to re-download them, but they stopped at the same spot.  Thanks.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: robert s. on May 10, 2009, 12:53:56 AM
Hi everyone.  I'm Robert from Cambridge (Mass).  I've been listening to the show for about 2 years now and have been going through the archives for the past six months.  It's one of my favorite things and I'm always excited for Fridays (the day I listen to the new show at work).  Thought I would make things legit and "take my lumps" on the board.   
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: snacoman on May 11, 2009, 06:17:29 PM
Hello everybody.  I'm David from Nashville TN.  I've been listening to the show for 2 years now.  It's my favorite show.  This is the first message board I've ever been a part of.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 11, 2009, 07:33:26 PM
Hello everybody.  I'm David from Nashville TN.  I've been listening to the show for 2 years now.  It's my favorite show.  This is the first message board I've ever been a part of.

Hello, David from Nashville TN. I am dave from knoxville, originally from Nashville TN.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on May 11, 2009, 10:58:19 PM
Have you ever met my Aunt Martha, Dave? She lives in Alcoa. In fact, my mom is from Knoxville and my parents went to UT.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 12, 2009, 11:20:49 AM
Have you ever met my Aunt Martha, Dave? She lives in Alcoa. In fact, my mom is from Knoxville and my parents went to UT.

I think I have met her! And didn't your mom go to Farragut?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on May 12, 2009, 11:25:56 AM
No, my mom went to West High School.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: usedwigs on May 13, 2009, 01:19:59 PM
Hi All, I'm Jeff from Philly (originally Jersey Shore), been listening to the show many many years, new to this forum. I can't imagine this show getting any better. It's the perfect mix of nonsense and insanely intelligent humor. Tom is the best interviewer around and Wurster is comedy gold (and one of my favorite drummers ever)... Just thought I'd say what everyone else here knows already, this show is Nirvana for a music/comedy geek like myself.

Loved: the Zach G. phone call, "I don't do radio anymore"... Wurster's Ed Gein's Car ref... and the general discussion with Patton and Aimee on performance prep was top-notch (so much better than mid-notch).
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: darrenfromkingston on May 13, 2009, 09:17:39 PM
Hi everyone, my name's Darren and I'm in Kingston, Ontario.  I've been a listener for about a year and a half, but only recently registered for the forum.  Three hours of this show every week equals both too much hilarity AND not enough.  My hobbies include boogie boarding, ski-ball, and directing Mike Gravel's campaign videos.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on May 13, 2009, 10:11:39 PM
Hey Darren and Jeff. Welcome to the board.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Rhea from Winnipeg on May 17, 2009, 03:19:06 AM
Hello!

I'm Rhea from Winnipeg. I've been listening for a few years now, ever since Jesse Thorn interviewed Tom on TSOYA-- I was instantly hooked. I figured I'd join the FOT board after hearing about it so much.

Dogmo rules!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dropframe on May 19, 2009, 11:41:25 AM
Ryan from Tulsa. Been listening since the end of 2008 and it's mind boggling to me how I'm just now discovering the Best Show. I Have spent a good amount of my time in 2009 catching up on the archives and the obsession is ridiculous. So much so, that I've even been keeping a log of all the notable calls to share with friends in a public google doc. I work from home ok? I have a lot of time in front of the computer.

Keep fighting the good fight.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on May 19, 2009, 04:10:42 PM
Ryan from Tulsa. Been listening since the end of 2008 and it's mind boggling to me how I'm just now discovering the Best Show. I Have spent a good amount of my time in 2009 catching up on the archives and the obsession is ridiculous. So much so, that I've even been keeping a log of all the notable calls to share with friends in a public google doc. I work from home ok? I have a lot of time in front of the computer.

Keep fighting the good fight.



I would also suggest:

http://www.recidivism.org for recaps
http://buffcoat.blogspot.com for Newbridge-Related calls

as well as the Best Show Gems podcast.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Bryan on May 19, 2009, 04:20:59 PM
Hi everyone, my name's Darren and I'm in Kingston, Ontario. 

Wait...



WHERE?


I'm in Kingston, too. But not for long. I'm moving to Montreal this summer. Soon as we sell our house.

Wanna buy a house?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: cupine on May 21, 2009, 01:14:33 AM
Hi, my name's Mike and I've been listening since 2006. I love Tom's show and I love this forum. Seriously, I can't stop going to it, multiple times a day. I feel like I know half of you- you're like aquaintances to me. I'm a proud FOT and this is my intro to the board. Thank you Tom for The Best Show!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: colonel panic on May 21, 2009, 04:48:53 PM
^^i feel the same way about this board.

i go to another board for a band and it's just not the same as this board. i mean they have their own crew but it's not my crew.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 21, 2009, 11:39:47 PM
I used to hang out in another forum, but it started getting weak, like the pits in Newbridge.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: emma on May 24, 2009, 09:21:11 PM
I'm moving to Montreal this summer. Soon as we sell our house.

ME TOO
Come on, Darren! It's an Ontario exodus!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Bryan on May 25, 2009, 01:26:56 PM
I'm moving to Montreal this summer. Soon as we sell our house.

ME TOO
Come on, Darren! It's an Ontario exodus!

And it's SOLD! Moving in July. Later, Kingston!

Are you going to McGill or Concordia this fall, Emma?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: emma on May 25, 2009, 09:26:53 PM
Concordia! I'm going for creative writing, a degree I'm assuming comes with an automatic minor in food services.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 25, 2009, 10:27:25 PM
Hi Everybody!

I'm sorry I haven't said hi yet.

Steve
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on May 25, 2009, 10:46:32 PM
Hi-ho Steverino!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Bryan on May 26, 2009, 09:47:18 AM
Concordia! I'm going for creative writing, a degree I'm assuming comes with an automatic minor in food services.

Oh, I think you'll do fine Emma. The only person I know who's done that program was doing pretty well for herself in the music press, but dropped it eventually to become a full-time rock star. So I assume that will be the case for you, too.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: timde on May 28, 2009, 09:33:46 PM
Hey, Tim here from Chicago - recently moved from North Jersey where I grew up.  Still haven't given up the (201).  Love Best Show!  Work on Wednesday is fun now!  Well not fun, but three hours of it are tolerable...thats a start!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on May 28, 2009, 09:49:32 PM
Hi dere, Tim from Chicago.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on June 01, 2009, 12:15:25 PM
Hey, Tim here from Chicago - recently moved from North Jersey where I grew up.  Still haven't given up the (201).  Love Best Show!  Work on Wednesday is fun now!  Well not fun, but three hours of it are tolerable...thats a start!

no worries, tim.  i take it to the next level and rotate the episodes throughout the day. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: HolyCripes on June 10, 2009, 07:15:19 PM
Hi Tom.  Hi everyone.  I've been listening to The Best Show for almost three years now and I have yet to call in or post on this board until now.  I love the show.  The excellence of the six hour extravaganza moved me to finally say so in typed form!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Me! on June 11, 2009, 12:48:51 PM
Hey Tom and everyone.  My name is Andrew, from Chico California.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone with one of the best common interests around, The Best Show!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: allanalpha on June 14, 2009, 07:02:52 PM
Hello everyone, good to meet you.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on June 14, 2009, 11:44:14 PM
Glad to see these new people on this thread- I have yet to see them on the other threads! Don't be shy!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on June 15, 2009, 12:39:02 AM
No, do be shy.  This board can only take a certain number of posts a day and they're all pretty much spoken for.  Sorry, new people, you missed your chance!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on June 18, 2009, 12:24:21 AM
Hello, I'm Seth from Eugene, OR. I've been listening for a few months. I'm caught up on all of the Best Show Podcasts and almost caught up on the Gems. I love the music. The comedy is great. Even though Tom insults some of my favorite chunks of American pop culture, he's a quality host running a great show so... I'm in.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on June 18, 2009, 06:38:28 AM
Hello, I'm Seth from Eugene, OR. I've been listening for a few months. I'm caught up on all of the Best Show Podcasts and almost caught up on the Gems. I love the music. The comedy is great. Even though Tom insults some of my favorite chunks of American pop culture, he's a quality host running a great show so... I'm in.

Yah, 98 Degrees WAS great.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on June 18, 2009, 12:01:12 PM
Hello, I'm Seth from Eugene, OR. I've been listening for a few months. I'm caught up on all of the Best Show Podcasts and almost caught up on the Gems. I love the music. The comedy is great. Even though Tom insults some of my favorite chunks of American pop culture, he's a quality host running a great show so... I'm in.

Yah, 98 Degrees WAS great.

I was talking more about Star Wars and Family Guy but I've never actually listened to 98 Degrees. Am I missing out?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Chad from Oregon on June 18, 2009, 09:07:36 PM
Hello, I'm Seth from Eugene, OR. I've been listening for a few months. I'm caught up on all of the Best Show Podcasts and almost caught up on the Gems. I love the music. The comedy is great. Even though Tom insults some of my favorite chunks of American pop culture, he's a quality host running a great show so... I'm in.

Yah, 98 Degrees WAS great.

I was talking more about Star Wars and Family Guy but I've never actually listened to 98 Degrees. Am I missing out?
There are some crazy bootlegs out there which will blow your mind.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on June 18, 2009, 09:21:04 PM
There are some crazy bootlegs out there which will blow your mind.

Yeah. 98 Degrees-Live at the Bi-Lo Center (10/14/98) easily surpasses any Rolling Stones bootleg that I've heard.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on June 18, 2009, 09:54:00 PM
There are some crazy bootlegs out there which will blow your mind.

Yeah. 98 Degrees-Live at the Bi-Lo Center (10/14/98) easily surpasses any Rolling Stones bootleg that I've heard.

Is that as good as N'Sync Live @ Budokan? The 15 minute dance jam on "I want you back" was just mind blowing. Steve Albini's got nothin' on Lou Perlman.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on June 19, 2009, 09:13:35 AM
There are some crazy bootlegs out there which will blow your mind.

Yeah. 98 Degrees-Live at the Bi-Lo Center (10/14/98) easily surpasses any Rolling Stones bootleg that I've heard.

Is that as good as N'Sync Live @ Budokan? The 15 minute dance jam on "I want you back" was just mind blowing. Steve Albini's got nothin' on Lou Perlman.

Although, to Albini's dismay, Perlman's got stuff on him.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on June 19, 2009, 04:25:02 PM
There are some crazy bootlegs out there which will blow your mind.

Yeah. 98 Degrees-Live at the Bi-Lo Center (10/14/98) easily surpasses any Rolling Stones bootleg that I've heard.

Is that as good as N'Sync Live @ Budokan? The 15 minute dance jam on "I want you back" was just mind blowing. Steve Albini's got nothin' on Lou Perlman.

Although, to Albini's dismay, Perlman's got stuff on him.

Are we still talking about Lou or are we on to Ron?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: BVS on July 01, 2009, 10:37:25 AM
Hello folks,

I'm Brian from Pompton Lakes, NJ.  Last night was my first time calling into the show, but i've been a listener for about a year. 

I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Omar on July 01, 2009, 10:39:48 AM
Hello folks,

I'm Brian from Pompton Lakes, NJ.  Last night was my first time calling into the show, but i've been a listener for about a year. 

I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you. 

Sir/Madam, your Member Profile lists your gender as "female."  I believe you to be a male boy based on your voice and image, but I could be wrong.  Just wanted to alert you to potential identity crisis.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: BVS on July 01, 2009, 10:52:24 AM
Hello folks,

I'm Brian from Pompton Lakes, NJ.  Last night was my first time calling into the show, but i've been a listener for about a year. 

I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you. 

Sir/Madam, your Member Profile lists your gender as "female."  I believe you to be a male boy based on your voice and image, but I could be wrong.  Just wanted to alert you to potential identity crisis.

Thank you sir, i could have sworn i clicked "male" - perhaps my feminine side was screaming to get recognized.  Oh well...thanks again!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on July 02, 2009, 10:46:29 AM
Hello folks,

I'm Brian from Pompton Lakes, NJ.  Last night was my first time calling into the show, but i've been a listener for about a year. 

I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you. 

Which specific ones?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on July 02, 2009, 11:50:29 AM
Hello folks,

I'm Brian from Pompton Lakes, NJ.  Last night was my first time calling into the show, but i've been a listener for about a year. 

I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you. 

Which specific ones?

It's best not to make nice with Dave.  He'll tear you up faster than a Swiss blacksmith at a corkboard convention.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Wotally Tifficult on July 05, 2009, 06:53:34 PM
First time poster. A girl that I am getting to know shares some aspects of my taste in music, but seems to lean towards the fun end. It meshes well with The Best Show, but would inviting her to an airing of your show be a good first date? It might be the dumbest idea I’ve ever had, but I really think it is a brilliant one.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on July 05, 2009, 07:44:49 PM
An airing of the show? You mean, like, you will drive her out to the legendary make-out bluffs and then force her to listen to the show before you build a cage with her bones? I am not feeling good about the resulting associations.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on July 05, 2009, 08:41:50 PM
An airing of the show? You mean, like, you will drive her out to the legendary make-out bluffs and then force her to listen to the show before you build a cage with her bones? I am not feeling good about the resulting associations.

Yeah, you need at least 2 or 3 skeletons to make a good cage...I read somewhere.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Wotally Tifficult on July 06, 2009, 03:34:16 AM
Airings are only online for me, so no make out bluff. That's probably for the best, but The Best Show might negate the creepiness. It also might magnify the creepiness.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 06, 2009, 12:27:34 PM
personally, one of my first dates was listening to the best show (true story) and its how i found out about the show.  i thought it was wonderful.

if she thinks its creepy, drop her.  but thats just me.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: BVS on July 06, 2009, 01:19:53 PM
Airings are only online for me, so no make out bluff. That's probably for the best, but The Best Show might negate the creepiness. It also might magnify the creepiness.

I'd say suggesting she download a podcast or downloading one for her would be a better idea.  Or perhaps, a Best Show gems podcast.  Nothing is worse than sitting next to someone who is clearly not enjoying what you are enjoying - every time you glance over at her and she's not enjoying it, you're going to feel like shit.  That's if you're anything like me, i guess. 

Plus, the Best Show can take a few listens to really get. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Wotally Tifficult on July 06, 2009, 04:04:40 PM
personally, one of my first dates was listening to the best show (true story) and its how i found out about the show.  i thought it was wonderful.

if she thinks its creepy, drop her.  but thats just me.
That's the answer I was looking for. If she can't handle three hours of Mirth, Music, and Mayhem, then I can't handle three hours of her.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 06, 2009, 05:56:24 PM
hey WT, i noticed you live in the phoenix area.  im moving back to memphis in september, but ive been in the valley the last 2 years with no fellow FOT in sight.

where have you been!?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Wotally Tifficult on July 06, 2009, 07:37:25 PM
I've lived here most of my life. I liked The Best Show for a while, but I hadn't spent time on the forum. The Best Show hasn't caught on in Phoenix, yet.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on July 07, 2009, 08:05:01 AM
I spotted somebody with a Scharpling and Wurster sticker on the lid of his laptop at the coffee shop where I occasionally hang out or work on stuff.

I was too shy to talk to him though.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 07, 2009, 11:18:14 AM
I spotted somebody with a Scharpling and Wurster sticker on the lid of his laptop at the coffee shop where I occasionally hang out or work on stuff.

I was too shy to talk to him though.

i dream of this happening.

WT is right...the best show has not caught on in phoenix. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: clipperships on July 08, 2009, 12:34:58 PM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 08, 2009, 12:49:22 PM
Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

i support this.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Big Plastic Head on July 08, 2009, 03:42:26 PM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I was "Patrick from Oregon" until I heard THREE other Patrick's from Oregon call in and pledge during one night off the marathon.

I like "New Mike".
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on July 08, 2009, 07:30:36 PM
I want to hear that song again: Mike on the Mic on the Mike Show!

I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I was "Patrick from Oregon" until I heard THREE other Patrick's from Oregon call in and pledge during one night off the marathon.

I like "New Mike".
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on July 08, 2009, 09:18:56 PM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I like "New Mike From Chicago" or, simply, "New Mike".  Mike frm Chicago can become "Mike Classic," like how Josh was Secular Josh for a while after I started hanging out here.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: yesno on July 08, 2009, 09:40:38 PM
I think you should go with "Chris L from Chicago."
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on July 08, 2009, 09:51:51 PM
buffcoat is always a popular name.

You could be "bumcoat."
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: clipperships on July 08, 2009, 09:57:27 PM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I was "Patrick from Oregon" until I heard THREE other Patrick's from Oregon call in and pledge during one night off the marathon.

I like "New Mike".

I feel your pain.  When Tom spoke to AP Mike and then re-aired an older clip of Mike from Chicago, I knew I was doomed to confusion.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: clipperships on July 08, 2009, 10:01:36 PM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I like "New Mike From Chicago" or, simply, "New Mike".  Mike frm Chicago can become "Mike Classic," like how Josh was Secular Josh for a while after I started hanging out here.

Aside from the potentially nagging rookie reaffirmation, I do like "New Mike," although it does reminds me of BJ Novak always being "Ryan the Intern" on The Office.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on July 09, 2009, 12:32:47 AM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I like "New Mike From Chicago" or, simply, "New Mike".  Mike frm Chicago can become "Mike Classic," like how Josh was Secular Josh for a while after I started hanging out here.

Aside from the potentially nagging rookie reaffirmation, I do like "New Mike," although it does reminds me of BJ Novak always being "Ryan the Intern" on The Office.

You gotta take your lumps, son.  I'll never stop being Pastor Josh.  I'd even settle for PJ.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: clipperships on July 09, 2009, 11:53:45 PM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I like "New Mike From Chicago" or, simply, "New Mike".  Mike frm Chicago can become "Mike Classic," like how Josh was Secular Josh for a while after I started hanging out here.

Aside from the potentially nagging rookie reaffirmation, I do like "New Mike," although it does reminds me of BJ Novak always being "Ryan the Intern" on The Office.

You gotta take your lumps, son.  I'll never stop being Pastor Josh.  I'd even settle for PJ.

You're right.  Ultimately, I just want to hear "quality caller" after I ring in.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on July 10, 2009, 12:58:47 AM
I'm an active WFMU booster and Best Show fan but a passive participant.  However, last night I dipped my toe and was misconstrued for a parallel FOT.  In Tom's defense, Chicago's a big Best Show city and "Mike" couldn't be a more ubiquitous name, but the fact is, I had never called in prior to the 7/7/09 show. 

Thinking about adopting Tom's tag "New Mike from Chicago" to differentiate and try again next week.  Eventually, I'd like to put in the time and graduate to "Mike from Chicago."  Thoughts?

I like "New Mike From Chicago" or, simply, "New Mike".  Mike frm Chicago can become "Mike Classic," like how Josh was Secular Josh for a while after I started hanging out here.

Aside from the potentially nagging rookie reaffirmation, I do like "New Mike," although it does reminds me of BJ Novak always being "Ryan the Intern" on The Office.

You gotta take your lumps, son.  I'll never stop being Pastor Josh.  I'd even settle for PJ.

You're right.  Ultimately, I just want to hear "quality caller" after I ring in.

Amen.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on July 10, 2009, 08:11:14 AM
NERRRRRRRRRRDDDDDZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on July 10, 2009, 09:57:06 AM
Hey all - I started listening last year around Oct or Nov and couldn't always listen live - mostly listened to the archives. I was tired of having things to say and not being able to call in, so I started making the effort to get home earlier on Tues nights. Just called in last week for the first time - I was the one who brought up Alan Partridge.

It was so disorienting to hear Mike through my phone instead of the computer that I had to scramble to turn my radio down when he shot me through to Tom.

So yeah, hi guys. Christina
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: clipperships on July 12, 2009, 04:32:45 PM
Hey all - I started listening last year around Oct or Nov and couldn't always listen live - mostly listened to the archives. I was tired of having things to say and not being able to call in, so I started making the effort to get home earlier on Tues nights. Just called in last week for the first time - I was the one who brought up Alan Partridge.

It was so disorienting to hear Mike through my phone instead of the computer that I had to scramble to turn my radio down when he shot me through to Tom.

So yeah, hi guys. Christina

I thought the same thing.  Mike picked up, I said I had something for the topic & then I sat in limbo listening to what I thought was Mike & another caller talking (akin to a party line.) Then, just in time, I realized it was the broadcast feed and Tom switched over to my call.  Kind of disorienting at first...   
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Post by: cogenthought on July 15, 2009, 08:56:26 PM
Hi, there; I'm new to the forum.

My name is Nicole, I live in Tampa, and I closed this "post reply" screen three times before I actually started typing anything. To me, it's always kind of weird to jump right out on these message boards and try to float with the current of those who've already been here for a while. Which means, at this rate, I might never call in!

I've been listening to TBS off and on for a while now, and I'm working my way forward through the archives; it's a really great way to get through the workweek (I do data entry type stuff on a computer all day, which can be quite monotonous and really only requires a few braincells).
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Post by: fonpr on July 15, 2009, 10:19:19 PM
Welcome fellow Tampa Bayarian. 


Just wander around awhile you'll get comfy.

Friendricks of New Port Richey
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Post by: nec13 on July 15, 2009, 10:39:20 PM
Friendricks of New Port Richey

Hey Friendricks, why didn't you respond to my e-mail?
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Post by: buffcoat on July 15, 2009, 11:24:36 PM
Watch out TeRG, you'll end up in the barbecue.











Yes, I know barbecue is a noun only, but I speak fluent Yankee.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: slipperyslope on July 16, 2009, 03:45:26 AM
Hello, I'm Adam from Canada.
I've been listening to Best Show since accidentally discovering an archive several years ago where Tom was roasting the LOTR movies and was entertained and in agreement with what he was saying.

I make weird music that doesn't fly so well in North America (i'm one of those 'techno' people). I was in Germany for 3 years, playing throughout Europe and whatnot and i'm happily enjoying the pleasures of North America again for awhile.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on July 16, 2009, 08:55:45 AM
Friendricks of New Port Richey

Hey Friendricks, why didn't you respond to my e-mail?

I'm still thinking......
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Post by: nec13 on July 16, 2009, 10:08:04 AM
Friendricks of New Port Richey

Hey Friendricks, why didn't you respond to my e-mail?

I'm still thinking......

Eh. Keep thinking.
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 16, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
Hello, I'm Adam from Canada.
I've been listening to Best Show since accidentally discovering an archive several years ago where Tom was roasting the LOTR movies and was entertained and in agreement with what he was saying.

I make weird music that doesn't fly so well in North America (i'm one of those 'techno' people). I was in Germany for 3 years, playing throughout Europe and whatnot and i'm happily enjoying the pleasures of North America again for awhile.



FOT theyellowchair makes music with electronics (if im not mistaken).  welcome back to the mainland, ss.
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on July 17, 2009, 09:57:52 PM
I like the music made with the electronics. Does he record as 'the yellow chair', or go by something else?

Hello, I'm Adam from Canada.
I've been listening to Best Show since accidentally discovering an archive several years ago where Tom was roasting the LOTR movies and was entertained and in agreement with what he was saying.

I make weird music that doesn't fly so well in North America (i'm one of those 'techno' people). I was in Germany for 3 years, playing throughout Europe and whatnot and i'm happily enjoying the pleasures of North America again for awhile.



FOT theyellowchair makes music with electronics (if im not mistaken).  welcome back to the mainland, ss.
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Post by: fromaway on July 19, 2009, 11:14:48 PM
Hey everybody, my name is Jenny, from Portland, ME, and I recently started listening to The Best Show. I haven't been inspired to call in yet, but I think that first call is on the horizon. I also started a twitter account and the name on that is jennyfromaway. It's been a pretty big day for me. I want to say, also, that I love that this forum has spellcheck.
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Post by: nec13 on July 19, 2009, 11:52:46 PM
Hi Jenny! You may or may not find your stay here enjoyable.  :-\
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Post by: Pastor Josh on July 20, 2009, 12:36:33 AM
Hey, Jenny.  Just started following you on Twitter.  Don't disappoint me.  My time is valuable.
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Post by: dave from knoxville on July 20, 2009, 06:20:14 AM
Hi Jenny, not following you yet, but I await the spillover buzz you generate in Pastor Josh (psssst, he's really a pastor, so don't quote Nietzsche or anything.)
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Post by: fromaway on July 20, 2009, 10:27:24 AM
Hey TRG, I think it's gonna be an alright ride.

Pastor Josh, disappointing is one of my superpowers but it will be only the best in quality disappointment. You can expect a lot of Guided By Voices references, some salty beach complaints and other such grump fodder.

Dave from Knoxville, Thanks for the tip. I would never quote Nietzsche. Neverino, even.

I'm going to do my best to make everything great!
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Post by: JustNicole on July 20, 2009, 12:33:20 PM
Hi, everyone.  This is Friend of Tom Nicole from Virginia.  I wrote the lyrics to "I'm Into Trees" on the FOT Musical! page.  I have been putting in two years of hard work completing my bachelor's degree, and spending one year working in Kentucky.  I'm in Virginia for the summer, but I'm not a summer dreg.  I got hung up on the when I called the show too late a couple of weeks ago, so I'm hoping that will be my penance for my absence.  I would like to reacquaint myself with the FOT Board and its fine members. 
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Post by: Pastor Josh on July 20, 2009, 12:58:25 PM
Hey TRG, I think it's gonna be an alright ride.

Pastor Josh, disappointing is one of my superpowers but it will be only the best in quality disappointment. You can expect a lot of Guided By Voices references, some salty beach complaints and other such grump fodder.

Dave from Knoxville, Thanks for the tip. I would never quote Nietzsche. Neverino, even.

I'm going to do my best to make everything great!


You know, that might be the first time anyone's actually acknowledged I'm a pastor on the board.  Yes, please, no Nietzsche.  I'm much more of a Foucault enthusiast.
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Post by: Reeleyes on July 20, 2009, 04:29:53 PM
Hey TRG, I think it's gonna be an alright ride.

Pastor Josh, disappointing is one of my superpowers but it will be only the best in quality disappointment. You can expect a lot of Guided By Voices references, some salty beach complaints and other such grump fodder.

Dave from Knoxville, Thanks for the tip. I would never quote Nietzsche. Neverino, even.

I'm going to do my best to make everything great!


GBV talk is much appreciated. I'm too new to the forum to give you any real advice except that don't use misleading thread titles and don't offer to do an impression of Tom for him unless you're prepared to actually do it.
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Post by: Pastor Josh on July 20, 2009, 04:47:55 PM
Hey TRG, I think it's gonna be an alright ride.

Pastor Josh, disappointing is one of my superpowers but it will be only the best in quality disappointment. You can expect a lot of Guided By Voices references, some salty beach complaints and other such grump fodder.

Dave from Knoxville, Thanks for the tip. I would never quote Nietzsche. Neverino, even.

I'm going to do my best to make everything great!


GBV talk is much appreciated. I'm too new to the forum to give you any real advice except that don't use misleading thread titles and don't offer to do an impression of Tom for him unless you're prepared to actually do it.

I'm just starting ot get into GBV after Tom's "Bulldog Skin" marathon in tribute to Dogmo. Can I consider you two my tutors?
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Post by: fromaway on July 20, 2009, 05:21:36 PM
I made a personal "best of gbv" mix for my friend a few months ago. I would be into trading that for another personal "best of" mix of almost any band. Almost. I'll post the tracklist when I can.
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Post by: Reeleyes on July 20, 2009, 08:40:35 PM
PJ, I always recommend Human Amusements at an Hourly Rate which is their version of a best of. There's a few songs on my list that aren't on there but the rest of my list is. I'll agree with the newbie on her trilogy, Bee Thousand is probably my fav of those and I'll say Mag Earwig even though it's the produced one that all the superfans hate, it's good. In my opinion though go to the record store, close your eyes, put your hand in the GBV bin and grab one, the worst case senario is theat you won't get the best one but there's no "bad" ones.
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Post by: Pastor Josh on July 20, 2009, 10:59:15 PM
PJ, I always recommend Human Amusements at an Hourly Rate which is their version of a best of. There's a few songs on my list that aren't on there but the rest of my list is. I'll agree with the newbie on her trilogy, Bee Thousand is probably my fav of those and I'll say Mag Earwig even though it's the produced one that all the superfans hate, it's good. In my opinion though go to the record store, close your eyes, put your hand in the GBV bin and grab one, the worst case senario is theat you won't get the best one but there's no "bad" ones.

Human Amusements is the one I have, mainly because it was the one my record store had in stock.  I love it, but I hate only having a "best of".  It's like when the henchman on the Venture Brothers said Changes was his favorite Bowie album.  Thanks for the advice.
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Post by: Reeleyes on July 21, 2009, 12:01:14 AM
PJ, I always recommend Human Amusements at an Hourly Rate which is their version of a best of. There's a few songs on my list that aren't on there but the rest of my list is. I'll agree with the newbie on her trilogy, Bee Thousand is probably my fav of those and I'll say Mag Earwig even though it's the produced one that all the superfans hate, it's good. In my opinion though go to the record store, close your eyes, put your hand in the GBV bin and grab one, the worst case senario is theat you won't get the best one but there's no "bad" ones.

Human Amusements is the one I have, mainly because it was the one my record store had in stock.  I love it, but I hate only having a "best of".  It's like when the henchman on the Venture Brothers said Changes was his favorite Bowie album.  Thanks for the advice.

OK so there are two versions of Human Amusements, the original which came with the box set and starts with Captain's Dead and the independently released one that starts with A Salty Salute, both have the same tracks but in a slightly different order. If I'm not mistaken, the original is in chronilogical order so it's pretty easy to pick out the era that your into most. I got into the Doug Gilliard era first (I am a Tree, Bulldog Skin, etc.) but now I'm way into the earlier stuff with Tobin Sprout although the Gilliard and Gilliard/Polard stuff is still my favorite of the side project stuff. I'm realizing as I write this that I'm giving you way more info than you need at this point but GBV is one of those subjects that I can easily nerd out on properly. Dive in PJ, you won't hit the bottom for a while.
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Post by: Pastor Josh on July 21, 2009, 12:17:19 AM
PJ, I always recommend Human Amusements at an Hourly Rate which is their version of a best of. There's a few songs on my list that aren't on there but the rest of my list is. I'll agree with the newbie on her trilogy, Bee Thousand is probably my fav of those and I'll say Mag Earwig even though it's the produced one that all the superfans hate, it's good. In my opinion though go to the record store, close your eyes, put your hand in the GBV bin and grab one, the worst case senario is theat you won't get the best one but there's no "bad" ones.

Human Amusements is the one I have, mainly because it was the one my record store had in stock.  I love it, but I hate only having a "best of".  It's like when the henchman on the Venture Brothers said Changes was his favorite Bowie album.  Thanks for the advice.

OK so there are two versions of Human Amusements, the original which came with the box set and starts with Captain's Dead and the independently released one that starts with A Salty Salute, both have the same tracks but in a slightly different order. If I'm not mistaken, the original is in chronilogical order so it's pretty easy to pick out the era that your into most. I got into the Doug Gilliard era first (I am a Tree, Bulldog Skin, etc.) but now I'm way into the earlier stuff with Tobin Sprout although the Gilliard and Gilliard/Polard stuff is still my favorite of the side project stuff. I'm realizing as I write this that I'm giving you way more info than you need at this point but GBV is one of those subjects that I can easily nerd out on properly. Dive in PJ, you won't hit the bottom for a while.


Wow.  I feel I should reward you with a similar lesson in contemporary Christian pop music. 

It pretty much all sucks.  Lesson over.

Seriously, thanks.  I've really enjoyed what I've heard so far.  I heard one of their members on  Second Delay recently, which I enjoyed, even though he closed with a medly of theme songs and didn't include TBS.  I'll pick up some regular albums soon.  Jenny, do you agree with Reeleyes?  Although I must say that Reeleyes has eanred my trust.  If you defame him, I'll speak to God about it.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jouster on July 21, 2009, 03:24:21 AM
I'll say Mag Earwig Do the Collapse even though it's the produced one that all the superfans hate

Fixed.

(Who doesn't love Mag Earwhig? DtC, on the other hand...)
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Post by: Reeleyes on July 21, 2009, 10:17:53 AM
I'll say Mag Earwig Do the Collapse even though it's the produced one that all the superfans hate

Fixed.

(Who doesn't love Mag Earwhig? DtC, on the other hand...)

Oh yeah DtC does have the Ric Ocasek thing going on. I stand corrected but I have heard Mag referred to as the go to album but I always felt that it was near the top of the heap.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 21, 2009, 01:25:15 PM
(jenny)fromaway, ive thrown you on the twitter as well. 

as for gbv mixtape trades, since youre new to the board, ill direct you to the FOT Barter Thread: http://www.friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,4798.0.html

this will ensure you receive as much as you give.  if not more.  welcome to the best message board youve ever been on. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fromaway on July 21, 2009, 05:28:24 PM
It's true that sometimes greatest hits are for housewives and little girls, in the words of Kids in the Hall. I recommend starting with Bee Thousand, Pastor Josh.

Also: Thanks, iBVT! I will totally check that out! I'm a fan of this messageboard already.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on July 21, 2009, 09:22:37 PM
It's true that sometimes greatest hits are for housewives and little girls, in the words of Kids in the Hall. I recommend starting with Bee Thousand, Pastor Josh.

Also: Thanks, iBVT! I will totally check that out! I'm a fan of this messageboard already.

"Bee Thousand, Pastor Josh" is a dumb name for an album.
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Post by: Pastor Josh on July 21, 2009, 11:38:33 PM
It's true that sometimes greatest hits are for housewives and little girls, in the words of Kids in the Hall. I recommend starting with Bee Thousand, Pastor Josh.

Also: Thanks, iBVT! I will totally check that out! I'm a fan of this messageboard already.

"Bee Thousand, Pastor Josh" is a dumb name for an album.

I know, right?  It should be "Bee Pastor, Thousand Josh."
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Post by: dave from knoxville on July 22, 2009, 08:00:59 AM
Pastor Josh: "Wow.  I feel I should reward you with a similar lesson in contemporary Christian pop music.

It pretty much all sucks.  Lesson over."

Preach it, brother! To paraphrase a popular saying from the 70's, why does God have all the music that sucks? This is a constant bone of contention between me and the other musicians at my church. Some of the songs that we are asked to play literally make me queasy. There is the rare exception; I recently played guitar in accompaniment of AFK's singing of a beautiful Roby Duke song called "Cathedral Walk". But really, the level of creativity in most popular Christian music really makes it easy to knuckle under to "God is dead" arguments. If that's the soundtrack in heaven, I hope to be deaf.
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Post by: Sarah on July 22, 2009, 10:09:32 AM
In the olden days, church music was the bee's knees.
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 22, 2009, 10:26:40 AM
church music thats laced with serious soul is very good and sometimes overwhelming if youre in the midst of it, but its amazing to be around.  i enjoy it.

my problem with most pop music directed towards God and worship is the lack of depth in the lyrics, the melody, and the construction of any song- it makes me ill when i hear christian pop, etc. music.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: yesno on July 22, 2009, 10:50:58 AM
In the olden days, church music was the bee's knees.

It was good when it was influencing pop music, instead of being a weak copy. 

My second biggest objection to mainstream American religion (after the regressive moral teachings but before the metaphysical errors) is that it's really tacky.  From wearing street clothes to church, to the ugly buildings themselves, to the music--come on.  I'm not saying it should all be High Church style, but protestantism used to have a number of nice aesthetics--from Quaker simplicity to Calvinist severity to the classic little white Baptist church. 

You're never going to attract dandies and aesthetes with these McMansion churches.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sarah on July 22, 2009, 11:07:06 AM
I'm talking really olden times here.  Gregorian chants.  Mr. Bach.  That kind of thing.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: yesno on July 22, 2009, 11:13:47 AM
I'm talking really olden times here.  Gregorian chants.  Mr. Bach.  That kind of thing.

Ah, I'm talking more shape note singing and gospel.

And Sarah, P.D.Q. Bach isn't a real composer.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sarah on July 22, 2009, 11:14:41 AM
Whuuuuuuuuuut?!
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Post by: Pastor Josh on July 22, 2009, 11:34:57 AM
I'm talking really olden times here.  Gregorian chants.  Mr. Bach.  That kind of thing.

Ah, I'm talking more shape note singing and gospel.

And Sarah, P.D.Q. Bach isn't a real composer.

Yes he is!  He invented rap.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: breadharrity on August 01, 2009, 02:09:47 AM
this is the best place I can think of posting this since it's such a noobish thing to say, but who should I message to change my username?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on August 01, 2009, 02:26:04 AM
Just click 'profile' and I think it's 'account related settings' so I guess the answer to your question is: you.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on August 01, 2009, 11:43:16 AM
I want to change my user name, too, but buffcoat won't let me.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: breadharrity on August 01, 2009, 12:52:27 PM
thanks
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: thecoz77 on August 02, 2009, 10:59:36 AM
I finally joined. Great show, great laughs. How can I convince my wife to listen? She wants nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Bryan on August 02, 2009, 02:16:01 PM
I finally joined. Great show, great laughs. How can I convince my wife to listen? She wants nothing to do with it.


You might be interested in this thread (http://www.friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,4780.0.html) where we discussed these kinds of matters.

It took my wife a looooong time. There were many hours of partially-overheard shows before she started getting into it. She first warmed to the call-in stuff, then much later to the Wurster calls. The Art of the Slap played in the car, so she couldn't escape, was finally the tipping point.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: RickMuscles on August 07, 2009, 06:28:43 PM
My name's Dave and I'm from Alabama. I love this show.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on August 07, 2009, 08:57:03 PM
My name's Dave and I'm from Alabama. I love this show.

Good taste, bad location.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: betheboy on August 11, 2009, 04:53:31 PM
I finally joined. Great show, great laughs. How can I convince my wife to listen? She wants nothing to do with it.

I am very thankful that my wife is very supportive of my love for all things Best Show. I introduced her to the show by playing the best of Scharpling & Wurster CD's on a drive to Vegas, while she rarely has time to listen live she likes the show and will happily listen when I have it on.  She follows Tom and several FOT's on Twitter.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on August 12, 2009, 10:03:14 AM
My name's Dave and I'm from Alabama. I love this show.
I was just wondering the other day if there were any listeners in Alabama. You do your state credit, sir!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 12, 2009, 09:47:58 PM
I finally joined. Great show, great laughs. How can I convince my wife to listen? She wants nothing to do with it.

My wife can't get past the extended opening sequence on the podcast. All she has to do is zip past it...
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on August 13, 2009, 02:08:44 AM
I finally joined. Great show, great laughs. How can I convince my wife to listen? She wants nothing to do with it.

My wife can't get past the extended opening sequence on the podcast. All she has to do is zip past it...

My wife only listens to my calls and just rolls her eyes except when I did the Tom impression then she laughed out loud at PFT making fun of me. If I make an ass out of myself a few more time she might become a regular.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 13, 2009, 09:05:38 AM
My name's Dave and I'm from Alabama. I love this show.

"Is this a challenge?", asked the weary gunslinger.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JohnU on August 14, 2009, 02:12:44 AM
Listening for four years...just now posting.

John from San Francisco.

Hi!
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Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 14, 2009, 10:44:15 AM
i think i follow you on twitter, JohnU.  nice to see you on the board.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: betheboy on August 14, 2009, 11:42:17 PM
Listening for four years...just now posting.

John from San Francisco.

Hi!

Welcome John, good to see you here.
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Post by: dnk on August 16, 2009, 06:17:52 PM
Hey there. My name's Nick. I just started listening to The Best Show in mid-March, the second show after the marathon (so unfortunately, it looks like I'll never get to experience what looks to be an AMAZING premium (but I look forward to contributing to next year's marathon)). I've been keeping up with recent shows via podcast (I like the convenience) and listening to random archived shows when I can ever since (I look for things like Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, or Zach Galifianakis, but might start to start listening to the oldest shows in order :o).

One random question: How come people can talk about Scharpling & Wurster albums here but you can't talk about them on the air?
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Post by: nec13 on August 16, 2009, 06:55:07 PM
Hey Nick,

The premiums are always top quality, so you can obtain one next year.

S & W cd's aren't mentioned on the air because WFMU is a non-commercial radio station. Stereolaffs is a for-profit entity and, as such, it would be wrong for Tom to sell his products over the airwaves.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dnk on August 16, 2009, 06:58:35 PM
Hey Nick,

The premiums are always top quality, so you can obtain one next year.

S & W cd's aren't mentioned on the air because WFMU is a non-commercial radio station. Stereolaffs is a for-profit entity and, as such, it would be wrong for Tom to sell his products over the airwaves.

That's really interesting. I always figured it was something more along the lines of keeping the illusion of Wurster's calls being real for first-time listeners or something. Thanks for the answer!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on August 16, 2009, 07:00:18 PM
Tom is by far the strictest on this policy -  Andy Breckman mentions Monk literally every five minutes.













OK, not literally
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Post by: dave from knoxville on August 16, 2009, 07:05:05 PM
dNk, huh?

Anxiety rising.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dnk on August 16, 2009, 07:08:07 PM
Tom is by far the strictest on this policy -  Andy Breckman mentions Monk literally every five minutes.













OK, not literally

I don't listen to 7 SECOND DELAY (should I? What other WFMU shows do you all recommend?), but it's pretty admirable of Tom to be so strict about a policy about that.

dNk, huh?

Anxiety rising.

Haha. They're my actual initials. My first name is David, though, coincidentally. I go by middle name Nick though.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on August 16, 2009, 07:23:48 PM
Check out The Acousmatic Theater Hour hosted by master playwright and FOT, Jason Grote. It's on Mondays from 5-6 PM.

(No, Grote didn't pay me to mention that. I don't even know him.)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 16, 2009, 07:33:28 PM
Tom is by far the strictest on this policy -  Andy Breckman mentions Monk literally every five minutes.













OK, not literally

I don't listen to 7 SECOND DELAY (should I? What other WFMU shows do you all recommend?), but it's pretty admirable of Tom to be so strict about a policy about that.

dNk, huh?

Anxiety rising.

Haha. They're my actual initials. My first name is David, though, coincidentally. I go by middle name Nick though.

Please don't tell me you're from Kalamazoo or Kokomo.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: gorgeaway on August 17, 2009, 11:17:58 AM
now that i'm hooked on the Best Show, i guess its time to start reading the forum.
i don't need it, i want it!

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on August 17, 2009, 12:15:20 PM
Tom is by far the strictest on this policy -  Andy Breckman mentions Monk literally every five minutes.













OK, not literally

I don't listen to 7 SECOND DELAY (should I? What other WFMU shows do you all recommend?), but it's pretty admirable of Tom to be so strict about a policy about that.

dNk, huh?

Anxiety rising.

Haha. They're my actual initials. My first name is David, though, coincidentally. I go by middle name Nick though.

7SD is great, evn when it's awful.  (Although last week's wasn't very good.)  I think it's probably a combination of FCC rules and keeping the joke going.  I've heard Tom forcefully but kindly slap down callers for mentioning either S and W or Monk, even if it was a legititmate question.
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Post by: dukerayburn on August 19, 2009, 01:13:48 AM
Hi, Greg from Omaha. Just called for the first time tonight, and getting on the line with Patton was just..totally awesome. And getting to riff with him a little bit on KFC food was a dream come true, as strange as that might sound.

It took me a while to figure out just what this show was about, but now that I have I really love it. It was very fresh to me during the last pledge drive, I'll definitely be pledging next year. Every week's a treat.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mattaukamp on August 23, 2009, 05:54:09 PM
Hey guys,

I'm Matt. From PA. Just got into the show through the podcasts mid-2008 and been a huge fan ever since. The show has introduced me to tons of cool stuff (like Hodgman, PFT, Look Around You, I'm Alan Partridge, etc...) and it's been killing it in 2009. Also, I'm a good pal of Alvaro from GM.

There's me introducing myself. THE. END.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 24, 2009, 11:04:19 AM
Hey guys,

I'm Matt. From PA. Just got into the show through the podcasts mid-2008 and been a huge fan ever since. The show has introduced me to tons of cool stuff (like Hodgman, PFT, Look Around You, I'm Alan Partridge, etc...) and it's been killing it in 2009. Also, I'm a good pal of Alvaro from GM.

There's me introducing myself. THE. END.

ive been wondering who this @mattaukamp is he's been twittering on about.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on August 24, 2009, 12:07:29 PM
Hey guys,

I'm Matt. From PA. Just got into the show through the podcasts mid-2008 and been a huge fan ever since. The show has introduced me to tons of cool stuff (like Hodgman, PFT, Look Around You, I'm Alan Partridge, etc...) and it's been killing it in 2009. Also, I'm a good pal of Alvaro from GM.

There's me introducing myself. THE. END.


Hello, Kid.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: tits mcgee on August 24, 2009, 11:15:28 PM
OK, just going thru the archives, I've got a bunch of eps on my Ipod and I'm getting the strangest looks from people for laughing uncontrollably in public.  (I can't help it)

Q: the name of the fellow who says he works with Tom? the one who is trying to start that "rock band?" asks him to move the stuff around on his desk to make it look like he's been there? the one who phoned in pretending to be a well known baseball player?

He kills me.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sarah on August 25, 2009, 08:25:25 AM
Darren.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on August 25, 2009, 12:38:02 PM
Darren.

Darren Ploppleton, to be precise.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: tits mcgee on August 25, 2009, 01:09:51 PM
YES!!  Thank you. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on August 25, 2009, 06:06:27 PM
Goofus is cool.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: MikeNF on August 29, 2009, 12:01:15 AM
Hello all, I'm new here. I'm never actually home during a broadcast, but the podcasts have made my commutes really unsettling for those around me.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: tits mcgee on August 29, 2009, 05:34:31 PM
HA! same here. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 30, 2009, 12:25:28 AM
I'm never actually home during a broadcast, but the podcasts have made my commutes working hours really unsettling for those around me.

this is where im at.  people think im not working because im laughing so much.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: tits mcgee on August 30, 2009, 03:08:36 PM
I lost it on the subway listing to Tom and P.F.T pick apart "get metsmerized" and the promo for the gathering of the juggalos.   Amazing ep.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on August 30, 2009, 04:44:00 PM
Didn't Tom and Patton pick apart Get Metsmerized and Tom an PFT did GOTJ?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: MikeNF on August 31, 2009, 12:16:45 AM
Didn't Tom and Patton pick apart Get Metsmerized and Tom an PFT did GOTJ?

Yes, I just finished that on the walk home today.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: tits mcgee on September 01, 2009, 08:54:13 PM
!!that's right!!

my bad.

I've been listening to so many in a row they are starting to bleed together into one giant ep.  

Not a bad thing, fyi.


Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fredfoster on September 09, 2009, 09:01:02 PM
Agreed.

I cracked aloud listening to one of the archived episodes when the topic was 'being haunted by something' and the callers turned it into a ghost story session.. Tom was all "Who am I, George Noory"?

Got me guffawing for sure.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on September 09, 2009, 09:10:25 PM
Which episode are you referring to Mr. Foster?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fredfoster on September 09, 2009, 09:25:16 PM
Fonpr,

Like McGee says, they sure do seem to bleed into one another when listening en masse.

Looking at the Archives, I'm fairly certain it was December 11, 2007 at http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/BS.

Excellent Bierce reference. Owl Creek Bridge is one of my all-time favorites.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: suspicious_aloysius on September 14, 2009, 08:31:19 PM
Hi, I've been listening to the podcasts & archives for about 6 months now.  Great stuff.  I learned about The Best Show after Patton Oswalt referred to Philly Boy Roy in an interview.  I was surprised to find out that someone from my home neighborhood of Roxborough made it to the mayor's office.  Role Model?

I was telling a friend about "Get Mets-merized!" but confused it with "Get Mets-static!  Get Mets-static!"  He pointed out that it sounded to close to "metastatic." 

 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on September 14, 2009, 10:01:35 PM
Hi, I've been listening to the podcasts & archives for about 6 months now.  Great stuff.  I learned about The Best Show after Patton Oswalt referred to Philly Boy Roy in an interview.  I was surprised to find out that someone from my home neighborhood of Roxborough made it to the mayor's office.  Role Model?

I was telling a friend about "Get Mets-merized!" but confused it with "Get Mets-static!  Get Mets-static!"  He pointed out that it sounded to close to "metastatic." 

 

Study harder, Kid.








When life hands you cancer make Cancer-Ade.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: AlizaEss on September 15, 2009, 02:07:55 PM
I'm never actually home during a broadcast, but the podcasts have made my commutes working hours really unsettling for those around me.

this is where im at.  people think im not working because im laughing so much.

Agreed. I sit alone in a small, cubby-like area with lots of filing drawers, and have actually laughed out loud by myself while listening to archives.  Most memorably I believe during the epic Gathering of the Juggalos bit, and also when Dave from Knoxville got his sweet sweet revenge on the evil dressing-splasher.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: colonel panic on September 23, 2009, 10:47:30 AM
DFK's revenge was a great moment.

I'm never actually home during a broadcast, but the podcasts have made my commutes working hours really unsettling for those around me.

this is where im at.  people think im not working because im laughing so much.

Agreed. I sit alone in a small, cubby-like area with lots of filing drawers, and have actually laughed out loud by myself while listening to archives.  Most memorably I believe during the epic Gathering of the Juggalos bit, and also when Dave from Knoxville got his sweet sweet revenge on the evil dressing-splasher.


Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: cordobafett on October 19, 2009, 12:57:46 AM
Greetings from the "Bible" "Belt", my wife and I are dedicated Birmingham listeners. Greetings to all fellow FOTs, and to all that make TBSOWFMU possible. Especially Tom.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 19, 2009, 09:49:37 AM
Welcome, fellow Son of the South.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: waltkellysghost on October 20, 2009, 11:23:27 PM
Hi I'm Bobby from Nashville. I have been listening to the Best Show for over a year now. At first I was exclusively a podcast listener, and now my schedule permits me to listen live. Tom listens to good music, and listening live gives me the opportunity to listen to the jams. I called in once to the Mike and Therese show with my childhood trauma, but have yet to call the man himself.

The Best Show has inspired me to do a show at my local freeform/college radio station at WRVU Vanderbilt University. It doesn't ape the best show, but we do make subtle references to our favorite freeform radio show. So subtle, you would have to be a fan to catch it.

My FOT chatname is waltkellysghost
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on October 21, 2009, 02:50:38 AM
Welcome, all newcomers.  Waltkellysghost, I enjoyed your contributions in the chat tonight.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: PDXPeter on October 21, 2009, 01:03:03 PM
New to the board (but not the show) and very excited to be here, thanks. I'm trying to find other listeners here in Portland Oregon! I absolutely can't stop listening to the clip of James getting Jamesed!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: PDXPeter on October 21, 2009, 01:15:09 PM
Welcome, fellow Son of the South.
Hi Dave. Peter here. I thought of your Dirtbombs boxed wine story this weekend when I had the pleasure of seeing them here in Portland. It was amazing!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 23, 2009, 03:22:47 PM
Hi I'm Bobby from Nashville. I have been listening to the Best Show for over a year now. At first I was exclusively a podcast listener, and now my schedule permits me to listen live. Tom listens to good music, and listening live gives me the opportunity to listen to the jams. I called in once to the Mike and Therese show with my childhood trauma, but have yet to call the man himself.

The Best Show has inspired me to do a show at my local freeform/college radio station at WRVU Vanderbilt University. It doesn't ape the best show, but we do make subtle references to our favorite freeform radio show. So subtle, you would have to be a fan to catch it.

My FOT chatname is waltkellysghost

Bobby! I am in Nashville RIGHT NOW! Just off of Murfreesboro Road, across from the airport!!!

Uhhh, could you bring me a sandwich?

Actually, I just had lunch that famous cafeteria again, with that creep with the salad dressing story.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on October 26, 2009, 05:25:22 PM
I am a new person.
I've been listening to this show for about a year.
Ran through all of the archives.
I'm in San Diego, so I await the new podcasts weekly.
what I would like to know is if there is any way (aside from the realaudio in the archives) to hear the older shows?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on October 26, 2009, 06:19:12 PM
Love your handle, oncegomped.  You may have heard rumors about something that happens at fifty posts.  All I can say is post away.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on October 26, 2009, 06:48:17 PM
The magic 50 was alluded to in the begining of this thread but I have no idea what it entails!
Now I've gotta know, problem is, the last messageboard I posted on it took me about 6 monts to get to 50 posts. I'll do my best.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on October 26, 2009, 07:09:20 PM
problem is, the last messageboard I posted on it took me about 6 monts to get to 50 posts.
Use both hands when typing.  I figured that out a little while back.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: David on October 26, 2009, 07:18:11 PM
It's for the downloading section, and just go to the POST BURNING topic on the forum and you'll be able to know it.

The magic 50 was alluded to in the begining of this thread but I have no idea what it entails!
Now I've gotta know, problem is, the last messageboard I posted on it took me about 6 monts to get to 50 posts. I'll do my best.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on October 26, 2009, 11:29:41 PM
problem is, the last messageboard I posted on it took me about 6 monts to get to 50 posts.
Use both hands when typing.  I figured that out a little while back.
Both hands you say?
We'll see if this works.
Personally, I'm doubtful.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on October 27, 2009, 12:20:26 AM
problem is, the last messageboard I posted on it took me about 6 monts to get to 50 posts.
Use both hands when typing.  I figured that out a little while back.
Both hands you say?
We'll see if this works.
Personally, I'm doubtful.


People would be all over this one in the forum across the way.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: waltkellysghost on October 27, 2009, 04:14:23 PM
Bobby! I am in Nashville RIGHT NOW! Just off of Murfreesboro Road, across from the airport!!!

Uhhh, could you bring me a sandwich?

Actually, I just had lunch that famous cafeteria again, with that creep with the salad dressing story


Sorry Dave, I read this a few days late. I will bring you a sammich next time. Would you like catfish and mustard, insanely hot chicken, spaghetti sammich, or fried bologna?

I was also thinking that maybe you should head up the southern branch of Tom's Army. Post a new thread on it! We'll have to promise in writing that we won't secede.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on October 27, 2009, 04:37:56 PM
Bobby! I am in Nashville RIGHT NOW! Just off of Murfreesboro Road, across from the airport!!!

Uhhh, could you bring me a sandwich?

Actually, I just had lunch that famous cafeteria again, with that creep with the salad dressing story


Sorry Dave, I read this a few days late. I will bring you a sammich next time. Would you like catfish and mustard, insanely hot chicken, spaghetti sammich, or fried bologna?

I was also thinking that maybe you should head up the southern branch of Tom's Army. Post a new thread on it! We'll have to promise in writing that we won't secede.


Tennesseeans always have secession in their hearts.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: trickrodd on November 03, 2009, 10:20:04 PM
Hello Everyone. My name is Pat and I'm from Camarillo, California. I was lucky enough to meet Tom the other week at a Paul F Tompkins show in Los Angeles. That inspired me to take the next step and join the forum.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 03, 2009, 11:14:01 PM
Hello Everyone. My name is Pat and I'm from Camarillo, California. I was lucky enough to meet Tom the other week at a Paul F Tompkins show in Los Angeles. That inspired me to take the next step and join the forum.

Welcome. 

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on November 04, 2009, 01:03:19 AM
Hello Everyone. My name is Pat and I'm from Camarillo, California. I was lucky enough to meet Tom the other week at a Paul F Tompkins show in Los Angeles. That inspired me to take the next step and join the forum.

Welcome to the board, trickrodd. Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Megan in Bloomington on November 04, 2009, 07:05:23 AM
Hi!

Ok, so I'm brand new to the FOT site and more than a little intimidated to try to write a clever introduction in the company of inspired brainiacs.  

My name is Megan and, as my user name implies I'm in Bloomington (the "cool" Bloomington - not the one in IL). For profit, I work in a corporate ethics and compliance department.  I'll pause a moment so you can try to wrap your head around the obvious conflicts of interests and stop laughing.

For fun, I goof off with my husband "Steve of Bloomington", our kiddo and our rat terrier puppy which we walk on a soft t-harness and leash, thankyouverymuch. I now make the sign of the cross and mutter something about 'RIP Dogmo'.

Like everyone else here, I love 'The Best Show' and think Tom's an absolutely brilliant and gifted entertainer.  That said, my favorite regular caller is Spike so, well ... maybe what do I know, right?

Looking forward to meeting other FOTers!

<3  Megan in Bloomington (the "cool" Bloomington)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on November 04, 2009, 02:01:09 PM
Megan, your avatar is going to get me in trouble at work.
Carry on.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on November 04, 2009, 02:22:40 PM
Megan, your avatar is going to get me in trouble at work.
Carry on.

I know, it's creep-tastic!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on November 10, 2009, 03:16:28 PM
whoops wrong thread
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Northrop on November 11, 2009, 09:11:33 AM
Hi! My first encounter with the Best Show was the episode where Pudge read Against the Day in one sitting. I have come back each week expecting the same postmodern literary insights and have been consistently disappointed.

Thankfully, Tom said he would help with research with my own novel, so I have continued to slog through this show because it promises to further my own career. I have even pledged. Twice!

Anyway, consistent and tremendous love to all of you denizens of fora. ???
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JustNicole on November 11, 2009, 10:54:36 AM
Hi, Strikedynamo.  I like your Teeny Little Super Guy jif.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Northrop on November 11, 2009, 12:07:37 PM
Thanks, Nicole. I never realized until very recently that TLSG and Tom are pretty much the same thing.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: heather on November 14, 2009, 09:42:46 AM
Hi all. This is Heather from Sweden -- previously from Florida, then New York, then San Francisco. I found out about The Best Show a while back from Matthew Perpetua, and have become a devoted listener since moving abroad this summer. American voices make me happy. And so does stellar humor. Yay Best Show!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JustNicole on November 14, 2009, 11:43:52 AM
Thanks, Nicole. I never realized until very recently that TLSG and Tom are pretty much the same thing.

Awesome?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: effecT on November 14, 2009, 11:55:11 AM
Greetings from Berlin(Germany): my real name is Johannes and i am an avid listener of the podcast, unfortunately the live show would be around 4 in the morning or something.But i guess this is the next best thing after calling in. So get used to me or i will get used to you.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on November 14, 2009, 12:12:23 PM
So get used to me or i will get used to you.

ooooo! Frisson!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on November 14, 2009, 01:23:29 PM
Greetings from Berlin(Germany): my real name is Johannes and i am an avid listener of the podcast, unfortunately the live show would be around 4 in the morning or something.But i guess this is the next best thing after calling in. So get used to me or i will get used to you.

Velcome to ze Mik Show!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: effecT on November 14, 2009, 01:51:41 PM

Velcome to ze Mik Show!

Willkomen zur MAIK SHOW!

Try to pronounce that properly!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on November 14, 2009, 02:03:41 PM
Bah, German's close enough to Polish, of which I know some, so NO PROB!

But,


Willkomen! Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: effecT on November 14, 2009, 02:19:15 PM
Bah, German's close enough to Polish, of which I know some, so NO PROB!

But,


Willkomen! Glad to have you here.

German is close enough to Polish...
That is hilarity XD
Thanks for the warm welcome.
Title: The last show was a steallr performance
Post by: mnordine on November 16, 2009, 03:47:38 PM
Hello from Berlin Germany!  My dear friend, Dania, who some of you may have heard calling in on the show, introduced me to the world of "the Best Show".  Ever since, have been an avid listener. Also, i wanted to add that the last show with Andrew WK was absolutely amazing.  Especially when Spike dropped the ball on the truth behind, "Weirdos Exposed". It would have been cool to hear officer Tom ask Andrew W.K a question though.  Ok, looking forward to the marathon show.  Also, if one were to pledge via the internet, would one still receive the special Best Show pack?
Title: Re: The last show was a steallr performance
Post by: Bryan on November 16, 2009, 07:40:25 PM
Also, if one were to pledge via the internet, would one still receive the special Best Show pack?

Yes!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: oncegompedtwiceshy on November 16, 2009, 09:44:29 PM
I keep confusing this thread for the post burning one.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DoodleJump! on November 17, 2009, 11:45:58 PM
I keep confusing this thread for the post burning one.

Congratulations! You burned another post!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: MikefromHalifax on November 19, 2009, 10:41:25 AM
I've been posting here for months but never introduced myself. That's a breach of protocol, and I am all about protocol.

Hi everybody. I'm Mike.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 19, 2009, 04:47:08 PM
never introduced myself. That's a breach of protocol, and I am all about protocol.

Never introduced myself, neither.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 19, 2009, 11:16:35 PM
never introduced myself. That's a breach of protocol, and I am all about protocol.

Never introduced myself, neither.

You need no introduction.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on November 20, 2009, 12:28:26 AM
never introduced myself. That's a breach of protocol, and I am all about protocol.

Never introduced myself, neither.


You were offered to Night People.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 20, 2009, 09:27:31 AM
never introduced myself. That's a breach of protocol, and I am all about protocol.

Never introduced myself, neither.


You were offered to Night People.

I didn't think I was offered. 

I took it more like: "You already stole my pen.... what next my laptop?" 

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sssara on November 21, 2009, 06:47:34 PM
Been listening to the show for a few years, called in once and nervously asked Andy Daly a question. I joined the forum a while ago but this is my first post. Hello!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pastor Josh on November 21, 2009, 06:49:49 PM
Hey!  What was your question?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sssara on November 22, 2009, 07:12:16 PM
It was something about him performing monologues to himself in order to develop characters.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: gravy boat on November 22, 2009, 09:22:29 PM

I didn't think I was offered. 

I took it more like: "You already stole my pen.... what next my laptop?" 



The things we tell ourselves . . .
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Under The Rug on November 23, 2009, 09:37:42 PM
Hi! I'm Ana from the Twin Cities metro.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: meamsean on November 24, 2009, 08:17:24 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Sean, been listening for probably a little over a year at this point. I was at the gathering of the juggalos FOT a few months back, and won the she and him album last week during the 24 hr marathon! Hope to be posting more often now.

Also yes Terre T and Tom, my town of Floral Park is in NY, and every street is named after a flower (or tree).
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JustNicole on November 25, 2009, 02:05:41 PM
Welcome, meamsean.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ugelhay on November 26, 2009, 12:16:13 AM
My second post here... Been listening religiously for a few years but didn't get into the web side of things here till recently as I've been interacting with more FOT through Twitter. Howdy.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: WebHubTel on November 26, 2009, 08:59:42 AM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 26, 2009, 05:35:01 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.


It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on November 26, 2009, 06:40:26 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Probably wise - The only people I've ever known who liked Zappa have been musician dudes who've been in at least 3 bar bands.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 26, 2009, 07:57:17 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.


It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Hey Fredericks, I have 42 Zappa CDs. Let's party.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on November 26, 2009, 08:16:26 PM

Hey Fredericks, I have 42 Zappa CDs. Let's party.

Dave .... that's not right.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 26, 2009, 08:17:17 PM

Hey Fredericks, I have 42 Zappa CDs. Let's party.

Dave .... that's not right.

Oh, is it 43?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 26, 2009, 11:09:03 PM

Hey Fredericks, I have 42 Zappa CDs. Let's party.

Dave .... that's not right.

Oh, is it 43?

I prefer the Persuasions versions of Zappa's tune.  I saw them do it.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 28, 2009, 05:46:14 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Probably wise - The only people I've ever known who liked Zappa have been musician dudes who've been in at least 3 bar bands.

I am a musician dude, but I have only ever been in one bar band.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 28, 2009, 07:41:05 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Probably wise - The only people I've ever known who liked Zappa have been musician dudes who've been in at least 3 bar bands.

I am a musician dude, but I have only ever been in one bar band.
Hey there Mister Technical!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pat on December 01, 2009, 07:14:19 PM
I'm Pat. I've been listening for 6 months or so now. I own a few Frank Zappa albums (Mothers era).
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Stumpy on December 01, 2009, 07:58:49 PM
Hey, I am a pretty new listener to the show, just started about two months ago with thumbing through the archive, and now I usually listen through the podcast since my Tuesdays are really busy.

Also I don't think I own a single Zappa album.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sonicdork on December 02, 2009, 03:46:23 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Probably wise - The only people I've ever known who liked Zappa have been musician dudes who've been in at least 3 bar bands.

I am a musician dude, but I have only ever been in one bar band.

I'm a musician as well. Does bar band mean 4 hour sets of Foghat and Molly Hatchet tunes? While patrons persistently scream out for other classic rock covers that you don't know......"Play The Pusher, man! Gah...."
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Reeleyes on December 03, 2009, 04:22:56 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Probably wise - The only people I've ever known who liked Zappa have been musician dudes who've been in at least 3 bar bands.

I am a musician dude, but I have only ever been in one bar band.

I'm a musician as well. Does bar band mean 4 hour sets of Foghat and Molly Hatchet tunes? While patrons persistently scream out for other classic rock covers that you don't know......"Play The Pusher, man! Gah...."

Well c'mon, why wouldn't you platy The Pusher?
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Post by: sonicdork on December 03, 2009, 04:38:35 PM
We were too busy playing USB Port.
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Post by: dave from knoxville on December 03, 2009, 04:42:48 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Probably wise - The only people I've ever known who liked Zappa have been musician dudes who've been in at least 3 bar bands.

I am a musician dude, but I have only ever been in one bar band.

I'm a musician as well. Does bar band mean 4 hour sets of Foghat and Molly Hatchet tunes? While patrons persistently scream out for other classic rock covers that you don't know......"Play The Pusher, man! Gah...."

We had an odd combo, because 2 of us were white guys, with a common grounding in 60's/70's era rock (Neil Young, Doors, that sort of stuff), and the 2 African-American guys who were ten years younger, who were really into late 70's through late 80's era soul and r&b stuff. So it wouldn't be odd for us to do a set that included Down by the River, followed by My Prerogative, followed by I Shot the Sheriff, then maybe My Girl or I Started a Joke or Smoking Gun. Lots of fun! Lots of drunks.

I wouldn't have any problem playing a Foghat song; I was there to entertain people, not because I was suffering for my art.
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Post by: sonicdork on December 03, 2009, 04:57:30 PM
The JazzFart compelled me to join the FOT forum. Greetings.
It compelled me to consider buying a Zappa album.  I probably won't though.

Probably wise - The only people I've ever known who liked Zappa have been musician dudes who've been in at least 3 bar bands.


I am a musician dude, but I have only ever been in one bar band.

I'm a musician as well. Does bar band mean 4 hour sets of Foghat and Molly Hatchet tunes? While patrons persistently scream out for other classic rock covers that you don't know......"Play The Pusher, man! Gah...."

We had an odd combo, because 2 of us were white guys, with a common grounding in 60's/70's era rock (Neil Young, Doors, that sort of stuff), and the 2 African-American guys who were ten years younger, who were really into late 70's through late 80's era soul and r&b stuff. So it wouldn't be odd for us to do a set that included Down by the River, followed by My Prerogative, followed by I Shot the Sheriff, then maybe My Girl or I Started a Joke or Smoking Gun. Lots of fun! Lots of drunks.

I wouldn't have any problem playing a Foghat song; I was there to entertain people, not because I was suffering for my art.

I would LOVE to hear Down By The River into My Prerogative live!!
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Post by: Jason From Buffalo on December 07, 2009, 06:21:43 PM
Hey everyone, I'm Jason from Buffalo, NY. I've been listening to the show for awhile now, and decided I should probably start checking out the message board. We have a bunch of devoted Best Show fans here in Buffalo.
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Post by: JasonfromSt.Paul on December 12, 2009, 04:13:25 PM
Hey. I'm Jason and I live in St Paul. I now I'm just dropping all this new info. Anyhow, I listen to the Best Show achieves at work. Love it.
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Post by: fonpr on December 12, 2009, 04:45:16 PM
Hello?
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Post by: uncleboatshoes on December 14, 2009, 01:26:45 PM
I am a new person!

This applies both to the FOT Forums and to life itself!  I'm a baby!  Actually, I prefer the term infant.  I've been listening about 6 months or so (I'm 8 months old overall) but I'm really devouring the archives in a almost intervention inducing manner.

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Post by: harris on December 14, 2009, 08:34:14 PM
I'm Paul. I posted here a few times a couple years ago during my first stint of Best Show hysteria. I stopped because I thought it was just a passing thing. I was wrong. I am pretty sure I will love the Best Show forever.

Anyway, nice to meet you guys. I've heard a lot of your names.
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Post by: JustNicole on December 17, 2009, 07:21:05 PM
Hello to all the new people.
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Post by: noah on December 22, 2009, 09:05:11 PM
Enjoying my first live chat with the show.  Been listening since '06.  Now living in Cleveland.  Thank you for having me FOT.  What one man can do another man can do!
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Post by: voivod on December 31, 2009, 10:16:45 PM
Greetings FOTs! Been a fan for well over 2 years and just wanted to say hey!
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Post by: fonpr on December 31, 2009, 10:17:58 PM
hey!

Yah?
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Post by: wheatgod on January 06, 2010, 06:52:25 PM
Hello old people, I'm a new person. Have been a listener for about 2 years, and have plans to dig through the archives. Proud pledger.

I'm in England, not far from (Rookie of the Year?) Andy. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for him, on the Queen's behalf.

I urge you to bear in mind our finer exports - The Beatles, Armando Iannucci, Marmite.

I expect I'll lurk a bit before posting with any regularity.

Hello!
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Post by: clodia83 on January 07, 2010, 04:16:48 PM
After a few months of nervous lurking, I'm sticking my toe in.  Hello everyone!
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Post by: Riley on January 08, 2010, 05:03:19 PM
Hi I am a new person and I wanted to get my feet really wet in here.  
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Post by: fonpr on January 08, 2010, 05:17:02 PM
After a few months of nervous lurking, I'm sticking my toe in.  Hello everyone!

I recommend sticking your head in.
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Post by: Christina on January 08, 2010, 05:23:55 PM
After a few months of nervous lurking, I'm sticking my toe in.  Hello everyone!

I recommend sticking your head in.

Dry off outside. Don't track water through the house!
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Post by: tref on January 08, 2010, 11:15:09 PM
"http://www.youtube.com/v/MhBnEV3ElvY&hl=en_GB&fs=1&"

For the Puppet haters out there.
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Post by: fonpr on January 08, 2010, 11:29:53 PM
"[url]http://www.youtube.com/v/MhBnEV3ElvY&hl=en_GB&fs=1&[/url]"

For the Puppet haters out there.


Ouch!   Really good.  Ouch!
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Post by: Andy Harwoos on January 09, 2010, 10:08:17 AM
I am Andy Harwood. I am from Bath, England. I've been listening for about 4 years but I just summoned up the courage to participate. 
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Post by: fonpr on January 09, 2010, 10:13:51 AM
I am Andy Harwood. I am from Bath, England. I've been listening for about 4 years but I just summoned up the courage to participate. 


Andy from Bahth?  Do you own a crappy iPhone?
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Post by: Christina on January 09, 2010, 10:23:28 AM
I am Andy Harwood. I am from Bath, England. I've been listening for about 4 years but I just summoned up the courage to participate. 

I hope you typed this post in an American accent.
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Post by: Andy Harwoos on January 09, 2010, 10:25:53 AM
I own an iPhone which is the best phone. For the first few weeks I was using it I kept holding my thumb over the mic. Also, the first time I called I was sitting about four feet away from my phone (i overestimated it's power). Also, I live in England and Tom lives in America.
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Post by: tref on January 09, 2010, 05:20:58 PM
I am Andy Harwood. I am from Bath, England. I've been listening for about 4 years but I just summoned up the courage to participate. 

Hows the snow there? hope your surviving THE BIG FREEZE, a news story so scary it has its own title and theme music.
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Post by: Andy Harwoos on January 09, 2010, 05:43:25 PM
Snow's pretty bad - have to wear a whole extra layer!!! And yesterday I slipped on some ice!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Ojingeo on January 11, 2010, 06:31:04 PM
my name is Dan, but my handle is meltmaster. it is kind of unfortunate. i realized that around 2004 when i took over for a teacher at Bloomfield College who had gotten sick. i told my students if they wanted to to contact me at "meltmaster(at)aol.com." one of my students asked "why are you the meltmaster?" i didn't have a good answer. in fact, i can't even remember what i said. i've blacked it out. that was the first time i had taught freshman comp, and was extremely nervous. anyhow, yes i have taught in New Jersey, but i was living in Queens at the time. Now i'm unemployed and living with my mom in Aurora, Colorado. Lots of time to listen the archives.

i've been listening to the best show for more than a year now, and so it's time that i leave a digital paper trail on the FOT board. Tom is a good influence in my life because he's grounded in reality, and i'm mostly not. For example, I am an obsessive Werner Herzog fan. My dream is to go to the Herzog Rogue film school. Although the star of White Diamond, in an email to me that he sent me in response about a question I had about the balloon boy, said i should gatecrash the school. makes sense. What's more rogue than gatecrashing a Rogue Film School? Sounds like it's going to be a disaster. Probably better that I don't go.

hello FOTs. I love you all. Or if i don't love you now i hope to love you in the future.

Dan AKA meltmaster
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Post by: fonpr on January 11, 2010, 07:32:16 PM
he's grounded in reality

Which reality?

Just wondering.

Your Pal

In New Port Richey
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Post by: JustNicole on January 11, 2010, 10:12:37 PM
hello FOTs. I love you all.


I think you'll fit right in.  I know we just met but, ILY2.
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Post by: Ojingeo on January 12, 2010, 12:39:43 AM
Thank you, Just Nicole. I need a place to feel warm and fuzzy in.

fonpr: The reality of which is speak is the REAL reality. Granted, it takes a leap of faith to believe in the REAL reality--but I believe in it. And I believe Tom believes in it too. How do I know it's real? I don't. But having acknowledged that I can't know the real reality, I feel that I can move on and try to make pragmatic movements towards a better understanding of myself and my surroundings and the world. btw, I'm a big fan of yours, but I completely disagree about your views on puppets.
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Post by: fonpr on January 12, 2010, 12:07:15 PM


fonpr: The reality of which is  I completely disagree about your views on puppets.

If you are interested in reality you soon will see the what the puppets have in mind.  I just hope it won't be too late.
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Post by: mackro on January 12, 2010, 09:54:59 PM
Hello for the 1st time from Seattle!

I like niceness, I saw the nice thread title, so here i am.

I'm here because I joined twitter and -- before I knew it -- I was surrounded by lots of really swell folks related to WFMU, The Best Show, and the FOT gang.  I am @mackromackro there. (This will be my only plug in this post.)
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 12, 2010, 11:04:29 PM
I have seen you and talked to you on Twitter, mackro. Welcome!
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Post by: Ojingeo on January 12, 2010, 11:53:25 PM
@mackro i talked to you on twitter too. how does that happen? twitter is magic and we are the new wave of FOT

@fonpr not as magic as puppets. Just remember that the Master of Puppets and the Masters of Reality are not necessarily the same thing.
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Post by: Andy Harwoos on January 13, 2010, 12:05:01 AM
I am Andy Harwood. I am from Bath, England. I've been listening for about 4 years but I just summoned up the courage to participate. 


Hows the snow there? hope your surviving THE BIG FREEZE, a news story so scary it has its own title and theme music.


I made a vid of the countryside around bath in the snow (accompanied by the music of yo la tengo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qNOIbbUSs0&feature=youtube_gdata
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 13, 2010, 02:22:22 PM
I am Andy Harwood. I am from Bath, England. I've been listening for about 4 years but I just summoned up the courage to participate. 


Hows the snow there? hope your surviving THE BIG FREEZE, a news story so scary it has its own title and theme music.


I made a vid of the countryside around bath in the snow (accompanied by the music of yo la tengo)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qNOIbbUSs0&feature=youtube_gdata[/url]



You didn't use 'Tears For Fears' as background music? They're from Bath, right?
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Post by: Andy Harwoos on January 13, 2010, 02:27:20 PM
Nic cage lives in bath. He lives 10 minutes away from my uni
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Post by: tref on January 13, 2010, 03:15:16 PM
Nic cage lives in bath. He lives 10 minutes away from my uni


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo&feature=related

I think you'll find nick cage actually lives in his own world, in which remaking wickerman with fight scenes featuring his punching out women is a worthy artistic endeavour.
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Post by: nicole on January 21, 2010, 05:19:47 PM
Hi Everybody,
I am new to the forum but not to the show. I have been a card carrying FOT for at least a couple years now. Anyway I would like to be a more active participant because I love all things Best Show, so here I am.

Can someone explain the "That's it Brock-o, shake him off!" and "post burning" thing? Sorry if that's a stupid question. Is there some kind of goal to post a ton? Prizes?

Thanks. Nicole
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Post by: JustNicole on January 21, 2010, 10:12:04 PM
Hi Everybody,
I am new to the forum but not to the show. I have been a card carrying FOT for at least a couple years now. Anyway I would like to be a more active participant because I love all things Best Show, so here I am.

Can someone explain the "That's it Brock-o, shake him off!" and "post burning" thing? Sorry if that's a stupid question. Is there some kind of goal to post a ton? Prizes?

Thanks. Nicole

Hi Nicole. I like your name.

I'm not sure what the "That's it Brock-o, shake him off" is about, I just know that the quotes change as you post more. It's probably a quote from something. I'm sure someone else knows.

Post burning is a place to go if you're trying to get to a higher post count. For any reason. There MAY or may not be a payoff.

:)
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Post by: nicole on January 22, 2010, 10:38:22 AM
Thanks Nicole. I like your name too.
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Post by: ta22tarantula on January 24, 2010, 06:34:10 AM
First time poster - Long time caller!

tbsowfmu is a highlight of my week, and i'm bummed when i can't listen to it in real time.

i was pulling for wally wackiman, but i guess H-man is more multi dimmensional.

emma from atlanta  :D
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Post by: AdamM on January 24, 2010, 03:58:54 PM
Good afternoon, everyone!

I, somehow, wasn't aware of the Best Show until some time in May 2009. Since then, I've been devouring all available podcasts of the full show as well as the Gems. I've also been hitting up the archives when time allows. I've very quickly become a huge fan of the show, and it is time for me to become a more active listener in 2010! Not quite ready to call in yet, but these boards seem like a good place to get started.

So here I am. Post numero uno! (That's Spanish for "number one." I think I may have learned that on Sesame Street.)

Regards,

Adam (from Chicago)

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Post by: dave from knoxville on January 26, 2010, 05:37:54 PM
I will be in Chicago in April. Where do you live?




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Post by: AdamM on January 26, 2010, 09:53:52 PM
I live on the north side. The neighborhood is either Lincoln Square or Albany Park, depending on who you ask. What brings you to the Second City?
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Post by: dave from knoxville on January 26, 2010, 10:12:57 PM
I live on the north side. The neighborhood is either Lincoln Square or Albany Park, depending on who you ask. What brings you to the Second City?

I was joking about the "where do you live" part, but I am apparently coming for a conference on blended/hybrid learning.
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Post by: Dan in Chicago on January 28, 2010, 07:01:46 PM
Hey Everybody.

I'm Dan, also from Chicago, though I'm in Olympia Washington trying to intern for K Records until March. I've been listening for almost a year now, and finally decided to get involved on the forum. So here I am, throwing my hat in the ring.

Dan (from Chicago)
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Post by: nicole on January 28, 2010, 07:15:18 PM
That is cool! K has been one of my favorite labels since like One Foot in the Grave. Although to be honest I have no idea who is on their active roster. Are they still good? Still signing good bands? Good luck with the internship.
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Post by: Dan in Chicago on January 28, 2010, 07:22:39 PM
That is cool! K has been one of my favorite labels since like One Foot in the Grave. Although to be honest I have no idea who is on their active roster. Are they still good? Still signing good bands? Good luck with the internship.

Thanks!
I haven't got it yet, and I might need to return to school before I get it, but K is still a pretty rocking label. As well as releasing a bunch of the old stuff they still pick up a few people here and there. One of my favorites on there now is a band called Desolation Wilderness. The cool part of Olympia is that the active K bands play all the time around town, and people come up from Portland and from all over to try to get on K.
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Post by: nicole on January 28, 2010, 07:36:17 PM
Hearing that K still puts out good records makes me feel like the world is a safe place. Maybe I'm getting old...
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Post by: JustNicole on February 01, 2010, 05:28:31 PM
Can someone explain the "That's it Brock-o, shake him off!"

Have you seen that they've been changed recently? Interesting...
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Post by: Dan in Chicago on February 01, 2010, 10:01:37 PM
I'm now some sort of foot problem. Did Mike have something to do with this?
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Post by: Dellaventura on February 04, 2010, 11:29:31 PM
Hey everybody, name's Mike.  I actually met Tom last year on two separate occasions at a Barnes and Noble 's and The Gap, respectively.  He was really cool.
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Post by: mrKat on February 04, 2010, 11:43:23 PM
HoYo! The name is Mr.Kat! I'm a Long time listener but I have never called. I need to call in some time. Not a big fan of posting to forums, more of a lurker I guess. Any fan of tom is a friend of mine. Nice to meet you fudge munchers!

MrKat!
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Post by: Nigel on February 18, 2010, 11:33:52 PM
i always hate doing stuff like this

i'm nigel, i live like 20 minutes from chicago. mostly i write music, and i've started to listen to the best show archives when i'm going to sleep. it might be a bad idea cause last night i had a dream where i tried smoking meth and it was actually pretty awesome. also gravity was pretty low and i was just jumping all over the place.

honestly i'm a short time listener (a couple months), but i promise i have a long time heart.
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Post by: herbsweal on February 24, 2010, 08:20:21 PM
Hello everyone. I've already posted a few times so I thought it was time to properly introduce myself My name is Matt and I live in Tampa, FL. I'm twenty-one, and am working towards a degree in Mass-communication with hopes of working in radio broadcasting. My interests include reading (mysteries and thrillers particularly), music (everything from progressive rock to metal to some jazz), and my favorite TV shows are The Wire, 24, House, 30 Rock, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Oh yeah, and I've been totally blind since birth.
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Post by: Bernard on February 24, 2010, 10:35:04 PM
Hello, my name is Bernard.  I've been listening to TBS on a regular basis for about a year.  I first heard "Rock, Rot or Rule" about 4 years ago, but never investigated the show proper.

I am currently living in Chicago with my wife and cat.  I am drinking a glass of wine and am wearing my Mini-Marathon T-Shirt.  I look forward to one day "nutting up" and calling the program when I have something interesting to say.  I would love to recite the legal ID for FMU/MFU, but I don't think Tom would allow it.     
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Post by: fonpr on February 24, 2010, 10:57:52 PM
Hello everyone. I've already posted a few times so I thought it was time to properly introduce myself My name is Matt and I live in Tampa, FL. I'm twenty-one, and am working towards a degree in Mass-communication with hopes of working in radio broadcasting. My interests include reading (mysteries and thrillers particularly), music (everything from progressive rock to metal to some jazz), and my favorite TV shows are The Wire, 24, House, 30 Rock, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Oh yeah, and I've been totally vlind since birth.

Nice to have another Floridian on board.  Welcome Matt.

WMNF listener perchance?
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Post by: nec13 on February 25, 2010, 10:34:21 PM
Welcome to the board, gentlemen.
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Post by: badgrammer on February 26, 2010, 11:22:29 AM
Hey Hey FOTs! I introduced myself in the FOT chat a few weeks ago, so I figured I ought to post something in the new people section, finally.
I'm coming up on my 2 year anniversary of listening to the Best Show. I signed up for a FOT chat account about a year ago and I'm just now getting up the gumption to use it! Nice to meet you all!  :)
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Post by: herbsweal on February 28, 2010, 06:58:19 PM
Hello everyone. I've already posted a few times so I thought it was time to properly introduce myself My name is Matt and I live in Tampa, FL. I'm twenty-one, and am working towards a degree in Mass-communication with hopes of working in radio broadcasting. My interests include reading (mysteries and thrillers particularly), music (everything from progressive rock to metal to some jazz), and my favorite TV shows are The Wire, 24, House, 30 Rock, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.Oh yeah, and I've been totally vlind since birth.
Nice to have another Floridian on board.  Welcome Matt.WMNF listener perchance?
Sometimes I listen, although there's no particular show that interests me.
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Post by: dave from knoxville on March 01, 2010, 07:14:34 PM
Welcome to the boards, new FOT. What's your favorite thing to drench in Karo?
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Post by: waltkellysghost on March 01, 2010, 08:08:06 PM
Welcome to the boards, new FOT. What's your favorite thing to drench in Karo?

BIscuits. After you mix the karo with butter.
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Post by: badgrammer on March 01, 2010, 11:27:03 PM
Welcome to the boards, new FOT. What's your favorite thing to drench in Karo?

Ooh, well I guess I've never thought about that before...is Karo more of Southern treat in general? I don't think I've drenched anything in Karo recently, but I'm sure I've eaten something that's had Karo in it. Maybe donuts? Pie?

Hi Dave! Nice to meet you (electronically). I've enjoyed listening to your calls for about two years now! :) I have a friend who's from Knoxville and she lovingly refers to it as "KnoxVegas". Do you agree or disagree with this title?
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Post by: waltkellysghost on March 02, 2010, 01:45:57 AM


Ooh, well I guess I've never thought about that before...is Karo more of Southern treat in general? I don't think I've drenched anything in Karo recently, but I'm sure I've eaten something that's had Karo in it. Maybe donuts? Pie?


Karo is basically just corn syrup. Which is in loads of things. Not very good for you. The Bob White brand was popular in my house growing up.
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Post by: Senator Gothman (D-OR) on March 02, 2010, 02:23:47 AM
i prefer mustard to the karo.
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Post by: ChixPox Party on March 05, 2010, 11:25:04 PM
hey, ghouls 'n boils - long time lurker, first time poster.  i just started listening to the best show archives somewhat recently.  i first heard about it from the stuff that was donated through goner records to the anna ives benefit auction (which was awesome and super generous!).  and now i'm hooked.  i've yet to listen to tbs live, but i definitely will this tuesday, so i can call in a pledge. 

anyway, i live in portland, or and do the ever crummy chickenpox party radio show saturdays from noon-2:oo (pacific) on the portland radio authority. 

-graham



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Post by: mackro on March 06, 2010, 01:13:33 AM
Hello Graham!  More for the eventual forest army. nice nice.
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Post by: Zedmund on March 06, 2010, 06:04:45 AM
Hi everyone, I just signed up thought I'd get my first post out of the way. I live in Melbourne, Australia. Started listening to the podcasts a few months ago and couldn't stop.
Hope to visit the states sometime next year and listen to the show live.
Thanks!
Simon
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Post by: LJ on March 06, 2010, 03:34:17 PM
'Ello ya'll.  I've been listening to The Best Show for a couple of years on iTunes.  Only recently have I been able to fully appreciate its long-form/free-form format because I drive a ways to school each day. It keeps me going.  That and food.
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Post by: fonpr on March 06, 2010, 03:53:31 PM
'Ello ya'll.  I've been listening to The Best Show for a couple of years on iTunes.  Only recently have I been able to fully appreciate its long-form/free-form format because I drive a ways to school each day. It keeps me going.  That and food.

Food is over-rated, aslanrec.


Signed,

Wiley Brooks
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Post by: buffcoat on March 06, 2010, 05:35:49 PM
I'm new.  My name is buffcoat.  I don't have much to say.
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Post by: JustNicole on March 07, 2010, 12:26:14 PM
I'm new.  My name is buffcoat.  I don't have much to say.

Welcome. Where'd you hijack all those stars?
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Post by: buffcoat on March 07, 2010, 10:25:23 PM
I'm new.  My name is buffcoat.  I don't have much to say.

Welcome. Where'd you hijack all those stars?

They gave them to me based on my scary avatar.
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 07, 2010, 10:34:48 PM
Who is it? Bootsy Collins?
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Post by: Boutros on March 09, 2010, 02:58:01 PM
Hello friends.  Can I call you friends?  I feel as though I can.

I am new, in relation to this forum.  I am old in relation to fruit flies. 

Now please shower me with affection and/or playful abuse.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on March 09, 2010, 03:35:38 PM
Who is it? Bootsy Collins?

Look up "Sho Nuff."

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: NJL on March 09, 2010, 03:42:44 PM
Hello friends.  Can I call you friends?  I feel as though I can.

I am new, in relation to this forum.  I am old in relation to fruit flies.  

Now please shower me with affection and/or playful abuse.



Yes, could you please keep me posted on the progress of the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: AspiringCanadian on March 10, 2010, 09:54:05 AM
Hi, another fan from Minneapolis here.  It was good to hear all the donations coming from Minnesota.  I've been listening for about a year and am looking forward to many more.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on March 10, 2010, 02:27:30 PM
Hello friends.  Can I call you friends?  I feel as though I can.

I am new, in relation to this forum.  I am old in relation to fruit flies. 

Now please shower me with affection and/or playful abuse.



Hello, friend.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on March 10, 2010, 03:19:03 PM
Hello friends.  Can I call you friends?  I feel as though I can.

I am new, in relation to this forum.  I am old in relation to fruit flies. 

Now please shower me with affection and/or playful abuse.


You can call me friend.   I may not answer though.

"Old"?

I don't understand what your trying to imply.

Signed,

An Old Fruit Fly
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 10, 2010, 10:25:05 PM
Who is it? Bootsy Collins?

Look up "Sho Nuff."



Thanks, now I know who that is. I saw that movie many times on HBO as a teenager.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ChixPox Party on March 11, 2010, 10:52:48 PM
http://www.dailywav.com/0308/shonuff.wav (http://www.dailywav.com/0308/shonuff.wav)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: SandraD on March 15, 2010, 11:56:00 AM
hello from Austin, Tx.

New here, new to forums.

SD
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Post by: fonpr on March 15, 2010, 03:10:09 PM
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Post by: ChixPox Party on March 15, 2010, 05:13:51 PM
oops!  it was just a funny sound "sho nuff" sound clip from the Last Dragon...
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: johnintheuk on March 19, 2010, 07:45:32 PM
Hi folks,

My name's John and I live in Runcorn, a small industrial town in the north of England. I started listening in the summer of '09 after Tom's name was mentioned on The Bugle podcast.

I created my account on here a few months ago, I figured it was about time I said hello!

Cheers,
John.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Rev. Calvin Butts on March 20, 2010, 01:52:06 AM
Hello johnintheuk,

I'm new hear myself.
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Post by: Kiwi_Herman on March 21, 2010, 09:32:39 PM
Hey Everybody,

I'm Curtis. I'm from Oshawa Ontario Canada. Oshawa is home of the Canadian General Motors, and I think the drummer from Steppenwolf was born here - Jerry Edmonton. Oh! Another interesting tidbit about Oshawa, parts of Adam Sandler's movie Billy Madison was shot here. Did I say interesting? I meant the opposite of that word. Get me out of this city.

I have been listening to the Best Show for around one year now. My first Best Show was a Zach Galifianakis in studio interview. It took me awhile to get used to the pace and format of the show,but my patience was rewarded. The Best Show is now a highlight of my week.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 22, 2010, 07:15:59 PM
Welcome Kiwi_Herman/Curtis!

What kind of cars does the Canadian Version of General Motors make?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kiwi_Herman on March 22, 2010, 08:36:02 PM
Welcome Kiwi_Herman/Curtis!

What kind of cars does the Canadian Version of General Motors make?

We make the Camaro and the Impala.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Arsenio and Warren on March 24, 2010, 07:58:43 AM
Hey everyone.  My name is Arsenio and Warren.  As in Hall and Oates.  Been listening to the Best Show for about four months now and am waiting on pins and needles for my Chump Steamroller Funpack.  We showed em, didn't we, ma?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Chris L on March 25, 2010, 08:12:26 AM
My name is Arsenio and Warren.

Buffett? Beatty? Peace?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sarah on March 25, 2010, 01:52:41 PM
Oates?  G. Harding?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Stan on March 25, 2010, 06:54:35 PM
 Cuccurullo?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Senator Gothman (D-OR) on March 25, 2010, 07:17:27 PM
Grammy® winning songwriter Diane Warren??
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on March 25, 2010, 11:11:41 PM
Littlefield? Christopher? G?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Rev. Calvin Butts on March 25, 2010, 11:40:28 PM
Westminster and Quaker?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Andy from Atlanta on March 26, 2010, 10:04:32 AM
I forgot to introduce myself:

I'm Andy from Atlanta. I've been listening to The Best Show since summer of 2008. I heard about it through my boss at the time when I was working at Dust-to-Digital (a historical reissue label based out of Atlanta.) I'm about to graduate from the university here and will hopefully work my way into television writing sometime soon.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 26, 2010, 08:12:34 PM
Peace?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mackro on March 27, 2010, 01:10:15 AM
Welcome Andy!  I hope you're still cool with your ex-boss at Dust-To-Digital, because I got to meet him briefly when he flew to Seattle for the Victrola Favorites release party at Wall Of Sound records, and he was really sweet.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Andy from Atlanta on March 27, 2010, 11:26:28 AM
Welcome Andy!  I hope you're still cool with your ex-boss at Dust-To-Digital, because I got to meet him briefly when he flew to Seattle for the Victrola Favorites release party at Wall Of Sound records, and he was really sweet.

Lance is a great guy! Dust-to-Digital is a true mom & pop operation that deserves every bit of the success that they have garnered.

Victrola Favorites may actually be my favorite release of theirs. Do you know the guys at Sublime Frequencies? OR are you one of them??? I met Rob when he was in Atlanta.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ChixPox Party on March 27, 2010, 05:54:42 PM
i've been listening to the new shows on tuesdays and going back and listening to the early archives in order throughout the rest of the week.  it's funny hearing the not-so-subtle differences between the old ones and new ones:  tom not hanging up on callers... his cheerier demeanor... and the amount of listeners just calling up just to say, "would you guys mind if i told everyone that this interview is totally a fake?"

it's just like watching that movie momento.  no spoilers, please.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mackro on April 07, 2010, 12:05:32 PM

Lance is a great guy! Dust-to-Digital is a true mom & pop operation that deserves every bit of the success that they have garnered.

Victrola Favorites may actually be my favorite release of theirs. Do you know the guys at Sublime Frequencies? OR are you one of them??? I met Rob when he was in Atlanta.



I'm not one of them, but I'm an acquaintance of Rob, Jeffery (of CGT), and Alan B just from going to many of the same shows in town for a while, and going to Wall Of Sound records on occasion.  I doubt they would know who "mackro" is, though, lol.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Bryan on April 07, 2010, 12:13:51 PM
Who is it? Bootsy Collins?

Look up "Sho Nuff."

I've been wondering idly about this for years now. Between this and the big Spike reveal, I'm feeling like ALL the mystique is disappearing! I fear we may be facing a global mystique shortage. Peak mystique?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on April 07, 2010, 08:21:55 PM
Who is it? Bootsy Collins?

Look up "Sho Nuff."

I've been wondering idly about this for years now. Between this and the big Spike reveal, I'm feeling like ALL the mystique is disappearing! I fear we may be facing a global mystique shortage. Peak mystique?

Nope.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Pidgeon on April 07, 2010, 09:44:54 PM
WFMU's "On The Download" section has all the mystique and weirdness that I'll ever need.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on April 08, 2010, 09:49:01 AM
Who is it? Bootsy Collins?

Look up "Sho Nuff."

I've been wondering idly about this for years now. Between this and the big Spike reveal, I'm feeling like ALL the mystique is disappearing! I fear we may be facing a global mystique shortage. Peak mystique?


Hell, I've been to TWO FOT meetups now.  There was more mystique left about Anna Nicole Smith at the end.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on April 08, 2010, 10:04:44 AM

Hell, I've been to TWO FOT meetups now.  There was more mystique left about Anna Nicole Smith at the end.

Hey, no one asked you to rip off your clothes and start skipping around the bar. That was your choice.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on April 08, 2010, 03:07:20 PM

Hell, I've been to TWO FOT meetups now.  There was more mystique left about Anna Nicole Smith at the end.

Hey, no one asked you to rip off your clothes and start skipping around the bar. That was your choice.


What can I say?  I'd always said that I would do nudity if were artistically justified.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: HeywoodFloyd on April 09, 2010, 09:54:35 PM
Hey there. Somehow I feel more awkward introducing myself here than I would if I met any of you in person. My actual name is Jason, but as a fan of a certain series of books and movies I tend to use this 'nick', as we called it in the olden days of the internet. I discovered the best show on a creepy night some years ago, ought-two i'd say, when I callously left the radio tuned to FMU as I walked out the door with a skip and a hop after another rousing and terrifying Dave E-M-O-R-Y Show. After a couple of slices from the REAL ACTUAL Ray's Pizza on Ave of the Americas and 11th st, I returned home to the sound of a despondent man asking his listeners to cheer him up lest he kill himself. I do not know how he survived. He was savaged by his audience and made to feel worse.

Naturally, I ran tape. It was thrilling.

I'm surprised Tom is still alive, but ever so pleased as -- well, I was just about to say that I got back into the show after being "away" for a while, but then realized just how horrible that thought is. Here I am, happy Tom didn't kill himself that night because he's fun and funny and I wouldn't have those three hours of mirth on Tuesdays today had he killed himself that night this is so typical of me and how selfish i am my ex wife was right of course i should just be happy that tom didn't kill himself, that he got over his torment and is now feeling better...

So that's the sort of shite you can expect out of me I guess. Truth is I was never married. Glad to become a card-carrying FOT, and look forward to perhaps attending a gathering here in NYC. I'm in Brooklyn, USA.

Bushwick, if you must know.

Hey did you know that Bushwick used to be home to the makers of Rheingold beer? Each day at lunchtime, the fellas at Rheingold would open a faucet which was open to the public so that local factory/industrial workers could wash down their sangwich with a bit of Rheingold.

For that reason, I drink that swill whenever I can find it. Cuz that's just cool.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on April 09, 2010, 09:59:12 PM
So that's the shite you can expect. Glad.

Yeah!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sarah on April 10, 2010, 07:44:40 AM
I particularly liked the devolution into lowercased stream-of-consciousness guilt in the third paragraph.  And the mention of Rheingold, which evoked fond memories of my wayward youth.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: waitwuuuut on April 14, 2010, 04:01:31 PM
Hi.
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l0pgwwbHso1qb3fnro1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on April 14, 2010, 05:54:08 PM
You are Ascendant, flooney.  Can you keep it up?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Stan on April 14, 2010, 08:10:49 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1329/1435058377_8fa804e67f_o.jpg)

 Thanks to scratchbomb, whatever that is.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on April 14, 2010, 09:10:35 PM
Hi.
([url]http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l0pgwwbHso1qb3fnro1_500.jpg[/url])


That's beautiful.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on April 14, 2010, 11:25:57 PM

That's beautiful.

Thirded.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on April 15, 2010, 11:17:52 AM

That's beautiful.

Thirded.

Fourthed.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Marcel Gonsalves on May 20, 2010, 11:15:45 PM
Hi. New to posting. Real name's Mike. Live in Toronto. I'm two weeks behind on the show at present. Now it's time to go read some comics in bed and fall asleep.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sparkatus on May 22, 2010, 06:45:55 AM
Nevermind the weather, when you come to Tom(my)'s, the holiday's for-ever!!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6KSfCxO8jA[/youtube]
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Marcel Gonsalves on May 22, 2010, 09:04:49 AM
Hey Sparkatus, is your username a NewsRadio reference?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sparkatus on May 22, 2010, 12:06:20 PM
Hey Sparkatus, is your username a NewsRadio reference?

Unfortunately not, it's derived from my arbitrary nickname of Sparky. You're the second person to pick up on that though, so maybe I should have a rethink.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Boogdish on June 02, 2010, 09:26:49 PM
I was thinking Newsradio also.

Hi, I'm Michael.  I've been listening to the best show for about a year and a half (Glaser talking about dracsearch was my first show I listened to and I was hooked).  I did my first call a couple weeks ago and I think maybe that calling in stuff isn't for me.  I think I enjoy this game more from stands.  This looks like a forum full of nice/fun people.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: mackro on June 02, 2010, 10:11:57 PM
Hallo Michael!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on June 02, 2010, 10:15:27 PM
  maybe that calling in stuff isn't for me

I understand what you're saying.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on June 02, 2010, 10:30:06 PM
Glad to have you Boog
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paul DePhiladelphia on June 04, 2010, 10:14:27 AM
Hello all. My name is Paul and I used to post for a while here as harris but sort of phased out. I was at a point where I was slacking off, listening to the archive instead of the live show and ultimately thinking my life didn't have to revolve around The Best Show. So I splashed some cold water on my face and am back in the game. I love the films of Robert Rodriguez, the comedy of Bob Saget, the music of Tom Waits and keep Mind of Mencia reruns on constant stream. I can't wait to get to know you guys!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Anayajay on June 04, 2010, 12:53:14 PM
Hi all. My name is Jen and I've been listening to the show for about 5 years. I used to listen to the podcast, until I made it policy to leave my office early on Tuesdays to catch the whole show. I keep meaning to call in, but I know I'm not as funny as I think I am.

Twitter: Anayajay
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on June 04, 2010, 12:54:12 PM
If you guys are on the twitter give out your @.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 04, 2010, 09:20:32 PM
Yes, I will add you new people to the ultimate-fot-list on the Twitter.

http://twitter.com/SoundSystemSDC/ultimate-fot-list
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paul DePhiladelphia on June 09, 2010, 07:14:48 PM
I just started one. Gunna try to keep it active: PauldePhila
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on June 09, 2010, 10:24:52 PM
I just started one. Gunna try to keep it active: PauldePhila

I just followed, and I see you followed me. Please, enjoy my tweets about my makeup choices, slutty and otherwise, the ones where I list the shitty things I've eaten that I feel bad about, or the ones where I"m crabbing about dumb shit I don't like, oh, and then also my tweets with intentional misspellings and deliberately stupid ideas in order to draw contrast and comparison between those ideas and the Correct ones, that is to say the ideas I espouse.

Don't be confused or bamboozled by tweets where I ask questions, those might be ironic in nature.

Oh, I also like to blindly RT whatever drunkhulk says. Also that fake Gary Busey dude.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paul DePhiladelphia on June 09, 2010, 10:39:47 PM
I just started one. Gunna try to keep it active: PauldePhila

I just followed, and I see you followed me. Please, enjoy my tweets about my makeup choices, slutty and otherwise, the ones where I list the shitty things I've eaten that I feel bad about, or the ones where I"m crabbing about dumb shit I don't like, oh, and then also my tweets with intentional misspellings and deliberately stupid ideas in order to draw contrast and comparison between those ideas and the Correct ones, that is to say the ideas I espouse.

Don't be confused or bamboozled by tweets where I ask questions, those might be ironic in nature.

Oh, I also like to blindly RT whatever drunkhulk says. Also that fake Gary Busey dude.

Aye, thanks for the add. Bear with my tweets which will consist of inside jokes and things I hate about Philly.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: seabiscuit on June 22, 2010, 05:05:32 PM
Howdy Guys!

Jason from Portland, Oregon here.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: r0x0x on July 13, 2010, 08:35:43 PM
Hey FOT
I'm Rob from orange county New York, my username seems out of place here, its just what ive been using for  everything online for years.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on July 13, 2010, 08:53:10 PM
Check out the chat, why don't cha, boys.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2010, 04:31:37 AM
Hey everyone.  i'm Dan from Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Eric Fishlegs on July 25, 2010, 12:58:51 PM
Eric from MA here. Relatively new fan of the show here, but for the last month or show it's been just amazing. Still giggling about "Do the Reich Thing."
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jolkow on August 17, 2010, 03:55:58 PM
Hello! Wanted to introduce myself, I am Justin from Omaha. twitter is @jolkow  Hello! ok, bye bye, Hello!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: badgrammer on August 17, 2010, 08:25:05 PM
Hello! Wanted to introduce myself, I am Justin from Omaha. twitter is @jolkow  Hello! ok, bye bye, Hello!

Welcome Justin! Love the Pod F. Tompkast ref!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: CaptKarl on August 19, 2010, 11:52:29 AM
Good day, FOT. My name is Gus, and I live in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I tweet @disgustud. I am a devout follower, yet never participant of The Best Show. I look forward to the boards, and threads, and posts and the like. Thank you!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 19, 2010, 01:25:33 PM
The chat is a fun way to listen live w/ other people. I used to always just listen to the podcast, but it's more fun to follow people's reactions and goofing and such in the chat.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on August 19, 2010, 02:12:00 PM
The chat is a fun way to listen live w/ other people. I used to always just listen to the podcast, but it's more fun to follow people's reactions and goofing and such in the chat.

Watch that Wes guy if you do follow Steve's advice.

He's a problem with a capital "P".
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 19, 2010, 04:13:13 PM
I often wonder while on the chat how many of Tom's celebrity friends/connections are on there incognito.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jäck on August 19, 2010, 04:13:31 PM
h...hi
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on August 19, 2010, 04:56:09 PM
h...hi

Watch out for Wes, Newb.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on August 19, 2010, 10:10:43 PM
I'm now following all you pendejos. Follow me if you want to, or not. It's your twitter experience; make of it what you will.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jendawnb on September 02, 2010, 05:59:18 PM
I'm Jennifer from Cleveland, Ohio, a listener for ...2 years?  ish.  Since making a point to listen live over the past few months, The Best Show makes me even happier!  I've never called in & maybe never will, but I feel creepy lurking anonymously on the chat & Twitter, so ... hi.  Hi.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on September 02, 2010, 07:03:25 PM
Greetings, Citizen,,,denizen?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on September 02, 2010, 09:18:09 PM
I'm Jennifer from Cleveland, Ohio, a listener for ...2 years?  ish.  Since making a point to listen live over the past few months, The Best Show makes me even happier!  I've never called in & maybe never will, but I feel creepy lurking anonymously on the chat & Twitter, so ... hi.  Hi.

C'mon ... what's your twitter name?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jendawnb on September 02, 2010, 10:33:19 PM
@jendawnb
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: worm@work on September 03, 2010, 07:03:19 PM
hello, am a newbie from Boston, MA. I am going to be at the PFT show at the Brattle. Any FoTs interested in a meetup before/after?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Rhymes with Don Draper on September 07, 2010, 11:02:24 PM
I've been rude.  I've posted a number of times but I haven't introduced myself here.

I'm a Grad Student who lives in West Los Angeles and I started listening to The Best Show about six months ago.  I've been unemployed this summer and listening to what Tom does has made things easier for me.

Also, my name does actually rhyme with Don Draper but I would appreciate people didn't just throw guesses at me as to what it is (you hear that, Fredericks and Dave From Knoxville!?  j/k)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on September 08, 2010, 12:18:49 AM
Okay!  You were the one who brought it up.  DRaper.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Rhymes with Don Draper on September 08, 2010, 01:28:05 AM
My name is Dr. Don Aper.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 08, 2010, 06:56:13 AM
My name is Dr. Don Aper.

I swear to God, I knew a guy in college named Lon Raper.

And he worked in a Christian bookstore.

Absolutely true.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Rhymes with Don Draper on September 08, 2010, 11:17:01 AM
Did anyone make fun of him about his name?  If so, I can relate:  when I was a kid I heard plenty of wisecracks about my name.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 08, 2010, 12:45:45 PM
Tom Raper RV's - 1984 commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9D2-sC8wus#)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on September 08, 2010, 12:55:06 PM
Tom Raper RV's - 1984 commercial ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9D2-sC8wus#[/url])
Tom from Indiana called the show recently.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: msgier on September 09, 2010, 10:11:04 PM
Hi Tom (and fellow FOTs)!

This is Mike in Philadelphia...long time listener, FINALLY posting to the forum.

I make comics and an assortment of cartoons and drawings. Just trying to make it all happen. Glad to be here, and Best Show for Life!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jacobg on September 13, 2010, 04:30:29 PM
Hello Tom! Hello everyone else!

My name is Jacob, I'm a college student studying radio broadcasting in Toronto. I've been a Best Show listener for about 3 years now. Tom, your show has been a great influence on my decision to go into the broadcasting industry (so thank you sir!). I love movies, I read comic books, I don't really watch much television but I do love the show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Thats about it, hope to converse with you all via the forums often!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Rick in Salt Lake on September 14, 2010, 07:43:34 PM
I'm new as well. I've been a fan of TBSoWFMU for about a year and a half.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nec13 on September 14, 2010, 08:51:43 PM
Hello, Rick from in Salt Lake. I see that you're already one of the board's most prolific posters.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on September 14, 2010, 09:04:39 PM
Hello, Rick from in Salt Lake. I see that you're already one of the board's most prolific posters.
I am a big fan of enthusiasm. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dragonchiptune on September 14, 2010, 11:16:38 PM
*moves over to microphone, and the PA lets out a high squeal of feedback*

Hey FOTs, this is Dragon Chiptune. I heard Tom on a marathon. Many years later I listen every week. I have given my marathon pledges during Tom's show for several years in a row. I'm not a participant in the show itself, while I think I could be molded by Tom into a favorite caller, made of clay, shaped as a dragon.

*fumbles with microphone and bumps nose on it*

Um, I love cartoons, food and bars. I'm a city person. WFMU has a very personal meaning to me. I used to listen to it on a radio in Jersey. It was very faint and distorted. I listened to music on WFMU a lot. I suppose it could have been an entertainment font for me because I was too young to be entertained in a bar, and it was Jersey.

*giggles*

Well, that's all I wanted to say. Have a great night. Good bye, FO-

*microphone cut off*
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 15, 2010, 09:47:04 AM
Well done, dragonchiptune. Welcome!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Nick_From_Brooklyn on October 24, 2010, 01:43:00 AM
Hey all, new guy here too. I've only been into the Best Show for about five or six months, but I'm making my way through the archives daily. (The fact that most of the older ones are only available in RealAudio streams obviously inhibit my ability to listen to TBS on the road)

At any rate, I hope to be able to call into the show soon, despite my work schedule.

What's that Mike? This post is already really boring?

Heave h---

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Post by: fonpr on October 24, 2010, 07:56:40 AM
Ho, Nick.
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Post by: hardweek on November 10, 2010, 01:44:58 AM
Hi all,

Tim from Victoria here.

Thought it high time I joined the forums/chat.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ABBAs Helicopter on November 10, 2010, 06:19:28 AM
So as not to be a jerk that jumps into conversations unawares - this is Jason from Memphis.

I met some ridiculous and entertaining people about two months ago at Gonerfest and now I get to be obnoxious with them on the internet.

Like, you know, I don't do that elsewhere already. Now I just have another place to do it while nerding it up over a radio show.

You all have iambaronvontito to blame.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 10, 2010, 12:50:20 PM
So as not to be a jerk that jumps into conversations unawares - this is Jason from Memphis.

I met some ridiculous and entertaining people about two months ago at Gonerfest and now I get to be obnoxious with them on the internet.

Like, you know, I don't do that elsewhere already. Now I just have another place to do it while nerding it up over a radio show.

You all have iambaronvontito to blame.

It was nice meeting you in Memphis, Jason. 

I wondered how long it would be before you showed up around these parts.

Welcome!

Fredericks
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ABBAs Helicopter on November 12, 2010, 09:53:16 AM
Welcome!

Fredericks

Ah-hah! Yeah, that whole thing was crazy, I just wish I could remember more of it. I don't THINK I made too much of a fool of myself. If I didn't there, I'm sure I will before too long, don't worry.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JimmyNoodles on November 14, 2010, 01:27:44 PM
Hey everybody!
This is Jim in Chicago, just wanted to check in here first before diving into the board.  I've been steamrolling through the archives for the past few months, and I needed to extend my Best Show fandom to the internet, so here I am.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Christina on November 14, 2010, 04:01:02 PM
I vote for Jimmy Noodles as best new online nickname.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JimmyNoodles on November 16, 2010, 09:27:39 AM
I am sincerely flattered.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Sashamak on November 16, 2010, 05:04:15 PM
Hi I'm Sasha from Toronto! Been listening to the show for a year and a bit and just thought I should start posting on the board, so here I am.

I'm an university student and writer.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jimakaclark on November 16, 2010, 05:07:50 PM
I am new on the board as well.  Also named Jim and from Chicago.  My nickname is not as good as Jimmy Noodles, but there are too many Jims from Chicago that call in so I will probably call under the name Clark.  I've been a fan since I heard rock rot & rule in 1999 and listened for the past 5 years.

I'd like to suggest all the Jims in Chicago get together and call the best show one week.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paydirt! on November 17, 2010, 01:19:42 AM
Hello! My name's Peter and I'm from Tasmania; I've been listening to the podcasts every week since April, but I only called the show for the first time tonight (Wednesday afternoon my time) so I won't go calling myself "Peter from Tasmania" just yet. I'll try and earn it.

My phone dropped out during the Golden Girls conversation and I couldn't get back on; I hope Tom and guests didn't think I hung up just because they got sidetracked! I was only going to talk about puzzling fashion trends I've seen at particular rock shows. Very impressed that literally the first Australian band Tom could think of was the UV Race (they played our LP launch in Melbourne!)

Anyway, I've got that first call out of the way, and now here I am at this place, which (from my experience with internet forums) looks incredibly nice.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 17, 2010, 08:43:23 AM
Who are the good Aussie jazz bands that lady was talking aboot?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paydirt! on November 17, 2010, 03:03:14 PM
I still haven't heard the show, but I'm aware that we ("we") have given the world a jazz band called the Necks. Was that one?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JimmyNoodles on November 17, 2010, 11:02:31 PM

I'd like to suggest all the Jims in Chicago get together and call the best show one week.

I'd be interested in how this would play out
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Litiot on November 22, 2010, 02:35:32 PM
hello - another jim from (near) chicago here - long time reader, first time typer.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 22, 2010, 02:52:16 PM
I still haven't heard the show, but I'm aware that we ("we") have given the world a jazz band called the Necks. Was that one?

One of your fellow Ozers said she liked jazz but couldn't name any artists. 

Maybe Necks maybe no Necks.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paydirt! on November 22, 2010, 03:39:07 PM
I checked; no Necks. (Concise and poetic!)

I was so nervous calling in that I did not even catch that Tom's first guess at my name was "Paydirt". Now I almost want to change my name on here already. Even if it would mean resetting my post count from a mighty 3 to a pitiful 0.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on November 22, 2010, 07:49:23 PM
I checked; no Necks. (Concise and poetic!)

I was so nervous calling in that I did not even catch that Tom's first guess at my name was "Paydirt". Now I almost want to change my name on here already. Even if it would mean resetting my post count from a mighty 3 to a pitiful 0.

Dear Paydirt,

Do It!

Under Pressure.

Fredericks
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Paydirt! on November 22, 2010, 11:57:57 PM
Oh hey! I didn't even have to start up a new account. All profit, no consequences. Paydirt!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jendawnb on November 23, 2010, 08:47:06 AM
Dear Paydirt,

Do It!

Under Pressure.

Fredericks

Oh hey! I didn't even have to start up a new account. All profit, no consequences. Paydirt!

This is my kind of peer pressure.  Exclamation point.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: sockhead on December 14, 2010, 08:26:44 PM
Hello,

I'm Brian from Rochester, NY.  I've only been listening to the show since this past summer but in combing the archives, I realized a good friend of mine's band got "smashed" on the show a long time ago.  I've spent large parts of my life in Buffalo, NY too, so I consider that my other home town. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: TheeChrisDee on December 20, 2010, 09:37:52 PM
Hey there.

I'm Chris from Raleigh, NC...by way of Boston, MA.

Been listening to the show religiously since a friend of mine told me about it back in March.  I'm now working my way though the archives...definitely gets me through my work week.

After the birth of my daughter, The Best Show has been the best addition to my life this year.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Matt from Springfield on January 02, 2011, 10:08:25 PM
Hello!

Matt from Springfield (Virginia) here. I've been listening to the Best Show about a year and a half now, glad to chat with other Friends of Tom!

It's been almost two years since I first started listening to WFMU, and around that time I checked out the Apr 28, 2009 show after Brian Turner announced earlier that day Martin Short would be on at 8. I don't normally like talk radio, but before that episode ended I decided I LOVED Tom and the Best Show! I never heard anything like that before, and don't think I will find a talk radio show more enjoyable! (I have since determined that 'FMU talk shows in general are the best, Tom's still #1).

Like many FOTs probably were, I was drawn in to Tom's humor long before I even knew about BS--a writer of "Monk", which has been around since I was in high school, "Tom Goes To The Mayor" and esp. "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!" from when I was in college (and stayed up very late watching those on Adult Swim!) Thank you Tom, for still leaving me impressed!

Matt from Springfield [Virginia]
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nmitaly on January 15, 2011, 06:53:02 PM
How can I not enjoy Tom? Growing up, instead of sports I worshipped music, my heros were in the bands I grew up with, Class of 71, just behind the man ...
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dudep on January 21, 2011, 09:17:30 PM
Present.
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Post by: Chloe inChicago on January 27, 2011, 04:20:39 PM
What a guy!

Hello everybody! Chloe here. I'm excited to be a part of the Best.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: JohnG on January 31, 2011, 05:16:12 PM
Hi, this is John from San Francisco. I am sort of obsessed with this show, and have been urged to phone in by a Quality Caller. This Q.C. has questioned my courage for not calling up. But I don't know if I could learn to live with being Heave Ho'd. Anyway, hello everyone.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jason from Huntsville, AL on January 31, 2011, 07:18:00 PM
Hi, this is John from San Francisco. I am sort of obsessed with this show, and have been urged to phone in by a Quality Caller. This Q.C. has questioned my courage for not calling up. But I don't know if I could learn to live with being Heave Ho'd. Anyway, hello everyone.

Don't fear the Heave Ho. Just don't be a jerk and, even if you're heave ho'd, you will live to call again.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Derek (from Chicago) on February 09, 2011, 04:45:51 PM
Howdy. I'm Derek writing here from Chicago.

I just started listening to the show a few months back (god bless the iPhone/WFMU app). Since I first checked the show out, I've heard every show and have basically blown through the archives in no time in addition to getting a few friends hooked. Good times!

Just figured I would introduce myself here before wasting people's times by posting about nonsense.

So howdy to everyone.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nowah on February 10, 2011, 11:35:48 PM
Yes, hello.

This is Nowah in Ashland, Oregon.

I'm what Tom might call "one of those NPR types" as I make my modest living working for the local affiliate (http://www.ijpr.org), but I'm one of the good ones. Car Talk is terrible.

I saw that my grrrl Chloe (http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3567) hangs out here, so I registered.

That's all I have for now.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: wood and iron on February 11, 2011, 08:49:23 AM
I'm from a town named Ashland as well however it's in Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Chloe inChicago on February 11, 2011, 06:48:23 PM
Yes, hello.

This is Nowah in Ashland, Oregon.

I'm what Tom might call "one of those NPR types" as I make my modest living working for the local affiliate ([url]http://www.ijpr.org[/url]), but I'm one of the good ones. Car Talk is terrible.

I saw that my grrrl Chloe ([url]http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3567[/url]) hangs out here, so I registered.

That's all I have for now.


Yo!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Big Plastic Head on February 12, 2011, 11:43:46 AM
Yes, hello.

This is Nowah in Ashland, Oregon.

I'm what Tom might call "one of those NPR types" as I make my modest living working for the local affiliate ([url]http://www.ijpr.org[/url]), but I'm one of the good ones. Car Talk is terrible.

I saw that my grrrl Chloe ([url]http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3567[/url]) hangs out here, so I registered.

That's all I have for now.


Southern Oregon REPRESENT!!



However, in ten weeks you are going to have to carry that banner on your own.

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nowah on February 12, 2011, 12:15:29 PM
In ten weeks, I'll only been waving that banner for another seven weeks, thank goodness.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Boogdish on February 13, 2011, 06:11:11 PM
Weird, on the PIX message board there's a guy in Ashland also named Nowah who listens to The Best Show.  I bet you two would get along.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Terry From Cleveland on February 20, 2011, 10:59:42 AM
Hey all,

Listener for just about 2 years. Can't remember how I discovered the show. It probably had something to do with Ted Leo's twitter, since I've been a fan of his for ages. I think my first show was the 2008 marathon, then I went back into the archives. I'm hoping to get to know some Cleveland FOTs so I can rest assured that there are others like me in my area and also to boost our Tompkins 300 numbers. We're halfway there!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=251494911991 (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=251494911991)

-Terry
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Post by: YearRoundSteve on February 23, 2011, 06:04:49 AM
Hello all.

My name is Steve. I was born and raised in Farmingdale, NY, lived in Melbourne, FL for quite a few years and just recently moved to Sacramento, CA.

I've been listening to the Best Show for approximately two years now, ever since Paul F. Tompkins posted a link to the "Gathering of the Juggalos" segment. I was immediately in love.

The Best Show has meant alot to me in these two years, it's helped get me through a particularly tough year and I hope to have a great time talking to everyone here!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: badgrammer on February 23, 2011, 12:40:49 PM
Hi, this is John from San Francisco. I am sort of obsessed with this show, and have been urged to phone in by a Quality Caller. This Q.C. has questioned my courage for not calling up. But I don't know if I could learn to live with being Heave Ho'd. Anyway, hello everyone.

Don't fear the Heave Ho. Just don't be a jerk and, even if you're heave ho'd, you will live to call again.

You can do it! It took me nearly two years, but yeah, you can't fear it (this coming from probably the most nervous person in the history of the best show...maybe?) you just have to DO IT!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jayrados on February 28, 2011, 05:23:46 PM
Hi everybody.

This is Jay in Memphis. I've been listening for about 3 years now. The first time I heard the show, I knew nothing about it and Philly Boy Roy called in. I had no idea what was happening and was hooked from that point on.

I've never called in, but I did have the good fortune of meeting Tom and bearing witness to Fredericks at Gonerfest last year. Easily the highlight of 2010 for me.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on February 28, 2011, 07:00:43 PM
Hi everybody.

This is Jay in Memphis. I've been listening for about 3 years now. The first time I heard the show, I knew nothing about it and Philly Boy Roy called in. I had no idea what was happening and was hooked from that point on.

I've never called in, but I did have the good fortune of meeting Tom and bearing witness to Fredericks at Gonerfest last year. Easily the highlight of 2010 for me.

Volunteer State greetings to another Tennessee Tuxedo.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on February 28, 2011, 09:11:15 PM
Hi everybody.

This is Jay in Memphis. I've been listening for about 3 years now. The first time I heard the show, I knew nothing about it and Philly Boy Roy called in. I had no idea what was happening and was hooked from that point on.

I've never called in, but I did have the good fortune of meeting Tom and bearing witness to Fredericks at Gonerfest last year. Easily the highlight of 2010 for me.

Volunteer State greetings to another Tennessee Tuxedo.


Welcome, Dave from Knoxville!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: GS509 on March 03, 2011, 06:40:19 PM
Hey y'all signing on from Temple, TX.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Tentpole on March 18, 2011, 09:21:05 PM
Hello All,  Emeryville is a small city across the bay from San Francisco. That's where I am, and I've quickly become an everyday show archive listener.
A question for the long-timers.  Tom often makes a slightly panicked noise when he hangs up the phone.  A little gasp. Does anyone know the origin of that reaction?  I find it very lovable.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jonte77 on March 20, 2011, 10:09:44 AM
Jonathan from Sweden here saying hello!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on March 20, 2011, 10:49:24 AM

Tom often makes a slightly panicked noise when he hangs up the phone.  A little gasp. Does anyone know the origin of that reaction?  I find it very lovable.
I take it to mean he's so happy with the call he's a little startled.
Title: Greetings from El Paso, TX
Post by: steven on March 25, 2011, 06:14:44 PM
I've just gotten into the Best Show and am liking it after a three-month period of listening to it for the first time and hating it, because I have a terrible attention span.

The tipping point was the first 2011 show with all the bad callers. I like the trainwrecks as much as I like the successes, and I admire the patience that Tom puts into doing all this as well as the on-air explosions he makes when he's fed up with it all. The one that made me a new listener was the Gathering of the Juggalos episode, because I seriously entertained the thought of Tom and crew dressing up like KISS rejects and infiltrating Bloodymania 3. (I love the idea that Bloodymania was used as an actual name.)
Title: Greetings from Chicago
Post by: ChicagoMarquee on March 29, 2011, 01:29:45 AM
...is anyone still calling it Chi-Town?

Anywho - my name is Matt from Chicago.  Relatively recent discoverer of 'Best Show' greatness and first time forum user. My brother Jon turned me on to the show and have been hooked ever since.  I plan on calling in soon but not sure what to bring up for a first call! I think I have some pretty good/hopefully-somewhat-interesting things I could ask/tell Tom about...I suppose we shall see.

Just wanted to say HI to everyone and hope to interact with all you F's of T soon! Thanks!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Boogdish on April 02, 2011, 04:54:23 PM
Hey y'all signing on from Temple, TX.

Welcome!  I grew up in the Belton/Temple area.  Nice to see some other folks from our area on the board.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Infamous Uncle on April 07, 2011, 02:48:31 PM
I'm only just now realizing that my account was verified.
But anyway, greetings from central PA to all you wonderful people!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: amazingjourney on April 07, 2011, 07:15:28 PM
Ben from Brooklyn here. Grew up in Nashville TN though.

Long time listener. Zero time caller. Hi guys!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on April 07, 2011, 10:04:02 PM
Hello.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on April 07, 2011, 11:10:45 PM
Is that really you, Fredericks?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on April 08, 2011, 09:38:31 AM
Yep.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kris K on April 13, 2011, 05:48:50 PM
Hi everybody! I'm in the Upstate, NY area and have been listening since August '09. A co-worker suggested I check out the Get Metsmerized segment with Patton Oswalt, and it was one of the funniest things I have ever heard. I've been an avid listener of the show ever since, and have been enjoying the show archives immensely.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ngalie on April 26, 2011, 11:04:11 PM
Hello there. 
Long time listener, never called the show, first time posting.

Let's Do This!

N
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: wildweekend on April 27, 2011, 11:09:43 PM
Hello everyone! I'm Dave from Washington Heights, NY. I'm a student and I study Chinese. I thought the Reigning Sound WFMU benefit show was amazing and the food at Maxwell's is absolutely top notch.Thanks!

 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: blacula82 on May 03, 2011, 11:05:43 AM
Hi Everyone,

This is Dave from Lombard, IL.  Just started listening to the show and am I working my way backwards through the archives.  I strongly support and echo Tom's challenge to the Zodiac Killer and ghosts and would like to add any still living Nazi war criminals to that list on my personal behalf.  I'll will go duke city with any of those clowns...

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Skeletor on May 07, 2011, 08:08:33 PM
Hi everyone, my name's Justin. Started listening to The Best Show last year. I'm studying computer science in Hayward, California. Hope you all are having a nice weekend.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: bananagrabbers on May 09, 2011, 10:27:06 PM
Greetings from Washington, DC.  I'm originally from Philadelphia, and a fan of the Best Show for about 6 months now.  I haven't yet called.  Someday!  For now, happy to be here with other FOTs.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: peterenlucha on May 13, 2011, 09:44:38 PM
Hi folks, I'm from San Francisco and have been listening since late 2009. I joined twitter earlier this year (@peterenlucha) largely to get some more Best Show and FOT in my life, now I'm taking the next step and getting myself on this board. Will a phone call be in the near future? Probably not, but I'd like to think so.

Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: andyfromknoxville on May 14, 2011, 09:30:30 PM
Hi FOTs. I am Andy From Knoxville. My name is Andy. I'm from Knoxville. You may know me as the son of Dave From Knoxville. That is all.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 15, 2011, 09:36:13 AM
Who let the dogs out?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Key Loser on May 21, 2011, 01:14:19 PM
Howdy. Im from Arkansas. Just starting listening to show. It is absolutely hilarious. That is all
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on May 21, 2011, 03:28:14 PM
That is all

No, it isn't.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Key Loser on May 23, 2011, 12:23:39 PM
That is all

No, it isn't.

I'm 25.

I have brown hair.

Anything else?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Matt on May 23, 2011, 03:49:17 PM
Another Arkansas FOT! Welcome to the fold, Key Loser!

And nice avatar. The more I listen to them, the more I realize that Tall Dwarfs are pretty much one of the most ripped-off bands of the last 30 years.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Key Loser on May 23, 2011, 04:07:27 PM
Another Arkansas FOT! Welcome to the fold, Key Loser!

And nice avatar. The more I listen to them, the more I realize that Tall Dwarfs are pretty much one of the most ripped-off bands of the last 30 years.

Thanks!

I dig the Dwarfs. Every album is classic
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on May 23, 2011, 10:45:28 PM
Another Arkansas FOT! Welcome to the fold, Key Loser!

And nice avatar. The more I listen to them, the more I realize that Tall Dwarfs are pretty much one of the most ripped-off bands of the last 30 years.

Thanks!

I dig the Dwarfs. Every album is classic

Agreed. I was on a thing for a while where all I listened to was them.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: kriscollins on June 04, 2011, 02:54:02 PM
Hi everybody.

Noob here. Started listening in late 2010. Best thing going, I don't care what Joe Berkowitz has to say.

Have resided in Philly and NYC. I'm in Toronto for the summer, perhaps longer.

Thanks for listening,

Kris
@kriscollins
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: leakybag on June 21, 2011, 02:37:51 PM
hey FOT,

i'm an aussie guy, currently stranded in vietnam. have been listening to the best show for a few years now... huge fan of messrs scharpling + wurster. am torn between wanting to share the show with everyone i know and keeping it as my own little big star-type secret.

you're doing important work, tom, even if yr appeal is a little bit local.

keep it up!

mike
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: soupcrusher on June 29, 2011, 01:33:36 PM
been a listener since 08. been lazy for even longer (but i did help out with the dvd)

things about me:

really bad about leaving comments and never returning to the conversation
i'm killing time while a render is going on
the last song on the new pygmy shrews just shredded my ear meats
the papyrus font will die by my hands

hope to be around more. FOT 4 EVAH

love you mom! -adam
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ChrisInLR on July 09, 2011, 03:51:11 PM
Fairly new (yet rabid) Best Show fan in Arkansas.
New to the board. Still waiting on my official FOT approval.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DMcK on July 12, 2011, 11:55:39 PM
Yo FOTs! DMcK here. I drew the Fredericks card and have been GOMPed pretty much every time I've called.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ChrisInLR on July 29, 2011, 11:35:37 PM
Fairly new (yet rabid) Best Show fan in Arkansas.
New to the board. Still waiting on my official FOT approval.

So, I filled out the application to become an official FOT about a month ago.
I received a confirmation e-mail, which said another e-mail would soon follow, but there has been no follow-up.
Is this some kind of snipe-hunt initiation? Does it just take time? Should I stop worrying (and love the bomb)?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Land O Laker on August 07, 2011, 09:43:36 AM
Hey All!
I was introduced to the show from a friend in NJ a few months ago and haven't missed one since. You cannot imagine my horror when I heard the town "New Port Richey" uttered on air! I live about 20 miles away and some might say 50-60 years. Let's just say that its an interesting place. Love the show, callers and guests and glad to be on FOT.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: RachelMoxie on August 12, 2011, 12:23:05 AM
Hey, I'm Rachel, from north Jersey. Just started listening and knew I had to log on here when I heard praise of The Frogs. Hello!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Michael in Athens on August 13, 2011, 06:39:09 PM
Hey, everybody! I'm Michael. I work at a library in South Carolina. I'd been aware of the show for years, but some reason I only started listening a couple months ago. I can't believe how good it is. Looking forward to getting to know all of you.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ggstratis on August 16, 2011, 11:18:24 PM
Hey all, been into the show for a few years, from Canada's far, far north. Figured it was time to meet some FOT. Awkward introductory post!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 17, 2011, 10:09:28 AM
How far North? Canada pretty much goes all the way North.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: TheDependentClause on August 17, 2011, 12:31:11 PM
Hi, my name's Jake and I live in Minneapolis. I've been listening for just a few months. I'm not sure what took me so long.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: vicd on August 18, 2011, 12:36:39 PM
I've made a few posts already, but I just saw the new people area (I'm not very observant).
Hi all, I'm Jeremy from St. Pete, Florida.
I'm the Jeremy who made the "Tom Hang-Up's" edit he played about a month ago.
Best Show is the best show!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ggstratis on August 19, 2011, 04:37:24 AM
Far North - The Yukon. Land of the midnight sun, yadda, yadda, yadda. Right next to Alaska, essentially. Alaska adjacent property.

How far North? Canada pretty much goes all the way North.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: gregarious on August 23, 2011, 11:20:26 PM
hi everyone, I'm Greg from San Diego. I've only been listening for a few months, but I love the show.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: DeeLite on August 24, 2011, 08:23:30 PM
Hey, this is Double Dee from Chicago.

On the subject of terrible band names / bad album names (i.e. Mithamine), I stumbled upon Boston Spaceships. Great band name.

Their album? "Let it Beard". I almost passed.

I'm glad I gave it a second chance, I didn't realize that it was the lead singer from Guided by Voices. It goes to show that a dumb band name ("Ultimate Toilet", "Mithamine") or album can make or break it.

Also, here is the album cover (which screams "My uncle has a guitar and a garage to record in")
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YnnYP5AAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Mole Man Jr. on August 27, 2011, 01:09:17 AM
I'm Jake and I'm from Richmond, VA--capital of the Confederacy and Mit Hamine. We're also the headquarters of Eskimo Pie which is slightly less embarrassing.

I've been a fan of the Best Show Gems and the Newbridge Saga for awhile. I just started listening to the actual Best Show a couple weeks ago. The past two episodes and Gems I've heard prove to me that, objectively speaking, The Best Show deserves to be on the top of any list that it may be eligible for.

It's so good, it should at least place in ANY internet generated list. Top 15 Animals You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped? #11 THE BEST SHOW WITH TOM SCHARPLING.

For comedy podcasts, however, Tom and his show should always have a spot at the top. I listened to the 30 minute Gems and loved them. It wasn't until I listened to the full three hour show that I understood just how special The Best Show is. It takes a great comic mind to be that engaging for three hours a week. Satanism? Bully stories? Chestnut mare? What more could you want/need in a comedy show?

How anybody could claim to appreciate comedy and not appreciate Tom and The Best Show makes zero sense. SHAME ON THEM!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Chris from Chicago on September 23, 2011, 11:00:28 AM
Hi everyone....Chris from Chicago here.

This isn't my first post, so my Midwestern / private grade school guilt is telling me I may be a bit out of place here.  But, seeing as I'm only just approaching double digit posts, I think I'll be able to sleep tonight...

I've been listening to the show week by week for about two months now.  However, between the archives and best show gems on iTunes, the hours have really started to stack up.  (And I'll tell you this, I was never someone who got into the whole "Podcast" scene.  I was that type of snob that didn't consider anything called a "podcast" was worth listening to.  Clearly I have seen the error of my ways...)

What got me hooked?  Hard to say really... I like the inside/arching jokes, I love the Wurster calls, and I really enjoy the "smart" humor associated with the program.  I don't think I've heard a single "dick" or "fart" joke ever.  Not that those jokes don't have their place in the comedy spectrum, but it's nice to notice your brain actually at work while listening.

I've noticed a few over Chicagonites here on the forum.  It's wild to see how far this local radio show travels and how protective the fans are of it.  Seeing that there's still a place for intelligent humor in America helps restore some of my faith in humanity.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Boggy on October 07, 2011, 06:10:51 PM
Hi everyone,

Boggy from Peoria, IL. 

Love the show!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: PokemonFan on October 12, 2011, 01:27:50 PM
Hey everybody!!

    This is James from South East Pa! I'm finally an official FOT member, but I've always been one, in my HEART! 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on October 12, 2011, 02:37:01 PM
Hey everybody!!

    This is James from South East Pa! I'm finally an official FOT member, but I've always been one, in my HEART!

Are you typing from your bathroom?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: cleanroom on October 16, 2011, 03:16:09 AM
Hi all,

I already posted a couple times, but I want to make an official post here in the new users' forum. Hello!

-Joe
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: bleephouse rat on October 19, 2011, 03:23:04 PM
Hi everyone!
Peter from Harlem here.  At the behest of the immensely talented Neil Numberman, I have been listening to The Best Show starting with the first episode.  Phew! It has taken me about one wonderful year, but it has been an immensely rewarding experience, as I know you all know.  I'm currently up to June of 2011!  I'm loving it so much I decided to sign up here, and as soon as I am caught up to hear my first ever "live" episode I plan to briefly call once just to say "Thanks" to Tom (and Neil)

anyhoo, looking forward to being a Friend of Tom (and everyone here)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: brumblebee on October 27, 2011, 06:11:12 PM
Hi, my name is Arian. I live in Austin, Tx. I started listening to the Best Show pretty recently, maybe 6 months ago? I have a boring job, but I take pictures of people when I'm not there, or am watching improv. I love macaroni and cheese, and Sleater-Kinney.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on October 28, 2011, 11:32:54 AM
Hi everyone!
Peter from Harlem here.  At the behest of the immensely talented Neil Numberman, I have been listening to The Best Show starting with the first episode.  Phew! It has taken me about one wonderful year, but it has been an immensely rewarding experience, as I know you all know.  I'm currently up to June of 2011!  I'm loving it so much I decided to sign up here, and as soon as I am caught up to hear my first ever "live" episode I plan to briefly call once just to say "Thanks" to Tom (and Neil)

anyhoo, looking forward to being a Friend of Tom (and everyone here)

There was another Peter from Haarlem at sometime in the past.  He executed a trade that would make today's Wall Streeters blush with envy.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: bleephouse rat on October 29, 2011, 11:04:01 PM
no kidding; that's certainly not me!  I'm curious about this aforementioned trade, although I hope it wasn't terribly unscrupulous, and that my name won't get too besmirched by proxy.  truly truly just thrilled to be here.   
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on October 29, 2011, 11:19:49 PM
This Pete's last name was Minuit.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Zach mond on November 18, 2011, 11:46:51 PM
Im zach from richmond. been listening to the show for 3 years. im in mit hamine. boston spaceships wild flag rule Liars - Plaster Casts of Everything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGR7Tdzqmeo#)  want to change the world unem ploy ed
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Crusherkc on November 19, 2011, 01:34:38 AM
I'm Zach from Richmond. I have been listening to the show for 3 years. I am in Mitt Hamine. The Boston Spaceships and Wild Flag, in my humble O, rule the world of rock and I want to change the world's unemployed percentage of the population. Thank You.


Welcome! Amity, as you know, means 'friendship'  :)

http://www.wfmu.org/flashplayer.php?version=2&show=42692&archive=73519 (http://www.wfmu.org/flashplayer.php?version=2&show=42692&archive=73519)

At the 1:30:50 mark.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: lastplaneout on November 30, 2011, 07:53:43 AM
Hi, FOTs.

My name's Andy. I'm from Durham, NC and also new to the FOT fora. I had the call about Syl Johnson last night, which in retrospect was sort of silly. I guess I still have time to get it right when I become a regular caller.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Flood on December 02, 2011, 04:42:58 PM
Hi. I am kind of shy. Have a Stevie Blue moment instead of a proper introduction:

Stevie Blue - Road to Nashvile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j17ezAwRk6U#ws)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on December 02, 2011, 05:09:35 PM
That reminds me of my second favorite thread:

http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,1606.msg104767.html#msg104767 (http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,1606.msg104767.html#msg104767)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on December 02, 2011, 08:25:12 PM
Hi. I am kind of shy. Have a Stevie Blue moment instead of a proper introduction:

Stevie Blue - Road to Nashvile ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j17ezAwRk6U#ws[/url])


That man has something serious going on.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Flood on December 03, 2011, 03:10:14 AM
That reminds me of my second favorite thread:

[url]http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,1606.msg104767.html#msg104767[/url] ([url]http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,1606.msg104767.html#msg104767[/url])


That's a good one! Do you happen to know which show it was that Tom used that soundbite on air repeatedly. I'd love to listen to him cracking up over it again but cannot find it anymore.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Flood on December 03, 2011, 04:03:34 AM
Hi. I am kind of shy. Have a Stevie Blue moment instead of a proper introduction:

Stevie Blue - Road to Nashvile ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j17ezAwRk6U#ws[/url])


That man has something serious going on.


Might also have his own YouTube channel now, though I am not sure: http://www.youtube.com/user/steve30blue (http://www.youtube.com/user/steve30blue)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: remgrandt on January 06, 2012, 11:37:44 PM
Hello, nice people of the FOT forum.

I'm Remington from Detroit -- yes, that is my real name.  I work in radio and I am currently studying for the June LSAT.  My favorite film is the original Bedazzled from '67, and I used to work in a kitchen with a guy who got sent home on Bravo's Top Chef.  I cannot confirm nor deny that I just posted sentences from an old OkCupid profile I made during a 'break' from my girlfriend, but I can tell you, without doubt, that I have never called in to Tom's show.  I've been an avid listener since 2009 -- ever since I accidentally downloaded a Best Show Gems onto my iPod.  It was fate.  8)  Much love to everyone out there, and here's to another fantastic year from the Dollar Menu Dickens!

Remington.  (@remgrandt -- twitter)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Tom Bedford-Falls on January 12, 2012, 04:47:42 PM
Hello FOT people.

My name is Tom and I am from Wales. I was introduced to The Best Show by some friends of mine from Buffalo, NY and it has enriched my life no end. I play in a rock band called "Bedford Falls". We played with Ted Leo once. He was nice.

I have yet to call as that 5 hour time difference and steady employment prevent me from doing so but I hope to do so when my wife and I are holidaying in New York this coming September. It is possible that my wife may have other plans, though. It being our wedding anniversary and all.

I am @Bedford_Falls on Twitter.

Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: makesgood on January 12, 2012, 11:10:22 PM
Hi, I'm name's Dave from Toronto.  I've been listening to the show for about two years and working my way through the back catalogue when I'm impatient between Tuesdays. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 13, 2012, 09:33:22 AM
Hello FOT people.

My name is Tom and I am from Wales. I was introduced to The Best Show by some friends of mine from Buffalo, NY and it has enriched my life no end. I play in a rock band called "Bedford Falls". We played with Ted Leo once. He was nice.

I have yet to call as that 5 hour time difference and steady employment prevent me from doing so but I hope to do so when my wife and I are holidaying in New York this coming September. It is possible that my wife may have other plans, though. It being our wedding anniversary and all.

I am @Bedford_Falls on Twitter.

Thank you for your time.

Welcome, Tom. I added you to the ultimate_fot_list on Twitter. There are now 374 people on the list.

https://twitter.com/#!/SoundSystemSDC/ultimate-fot-list

Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Drew D on January 13, 2012, 11:15:20 AM
Hey all,  long time listener here, but finally getting on the board.  Seems like a great group of people here!

Drew in MA/MD
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: montauk6 on January 19, 2012, 01:47:23 PM
Elmos checking in from NYC.  Loved the show (and the station) since moving here last century.  (And my daughters love "Monk" on Netflix  ;D )
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: miriamgc on February 12, 2012, 09:25:49 AM
Hello FsOT! I'm Miriam from North Plainfield.  Discovered the Best Show recently and it is delightful.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kevin from Pittsburgh on February 16, 2012, 07:05:26 PM
Greetings Board,

I discovered the show after hearing Tom's chats with Ken Plume, and have never been happier to use RealPlayer.

One of the fun things about catching up through the archives is hearing a regular's first call:  Spike! Laurie! Paycheck! Mike's Dinosaur Jr. Opinion!

And is it just me, or does anyone else find it funny and endearing when Tom says 'I can't talk about that on the radio' whenever someone tries to complement him on his stuff?

Glad to be on board!

Kevin
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: ArchieFromPGH on February 17, 2012, 11:13:00 AM
Hi, Kevin,

I'm new here, but also from Picksburgh.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: danner on February 18, 2012, 11:53:38 AM
Hi, folks. I'm Dan from Birmingham. I've been listening to the show for a while now, so I can't believe I've waited this long to actually check out the forum. You guys seem swell!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on February 18, 2012, 07:46:17 PM
Raise a toast to Vulcan!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: shrugsy on February 19, 2012, 12:33:59 AM
Howdy.  I'm Eric from Cambridge MA; I have been listening for years and years, and have no idea why it took me so long to register here, but this sealed the deal: http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,8704.0.html (http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,8704.0.html). I'm pretty excited!  Any Boston people milling around?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Crusherkc on February 19, 2012, 10:46:29 AM
Howdy.  I'm Eric from Cambridge MA; I have been listening for years and years, and have no idea why it took me so long to register here, but this sealed the deal: [url]http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,8704.0.html[/url] ([url]http://friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,8704.0.html[/url]). I'm pretty excited!  Any Boston people milling around?


Welcome fellow Cantabridgian
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: shrugsy on February 20, 2012, 01:13:59 AM
Hello!  We should get together and vandalize the Lampoon building sometime.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Ryan_Venkman on February 28, 2012, 11:14:25 PM
Hi there.  New to the forum.  I've been listening to the show for awhile and I was aware of the forum's existence, but never signed up.  I'm signed up now though!  So, hi all!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Marco_de_Austin on March 20, 2012, 10:47:07 PM
Hey, Tom. I'm from Austin. Can't say enough about how much I enjoy The Best Show. But here is a try anyway: it's brilliant.

Happy to be here,
Marco
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: spork76 on March 23, 2012, 10:14:02 PM
Hi all. Spencer from Columbia, MO here. Decided I finally needed to stop lurking on the forums and make an account.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Ben from Boston on April 13, 2012, 02:02:51 PM
Hey, nice to see you
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kevin from Pittsburgh on April 24, 2012, 10:29:17 AM
Hi, Kevin,

I'm new here, but also from Picksburgh.

:)  I'm in the process of relocating, so 'Kevin in Transit' is a bit unwieldy.  And I guess once you are from Pittsburgh, you're always from Pittsburgh!

Troy Renfro doesn't like us very much
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: SeanFC on April 26, 2012, 06:42:56 PM
Hey everyone, I've been listening for years and never checked out the forum. Look forward to future FOT discussions.  ;)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: apoehler on April 30, 2012, 02:54:20 PM
Aaron from San Diego here, I recall stumbling across "angryrecordpromoter.mp3" somewhere years ago and wondering what the source of such amusing bizarreness could be--and the penny dropped last December when I grabbed a bunch of Best Show Gems and recognized the voices!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: girlnevergoesout on July 10, 2012, 08:47:51 PM
Hi

I'm Christina from Henderson, NV. I have been lurking because I am extremely shy. I probably will go back to lurking now. The archives are my best friend at work and I am going to have to convince the IT dept to put Real Player on my computer. Nice to meet you all. 
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kevin from Pittsburgh on July 10, 2012, 09:48:26 PM
Three Best Shows=Full day of work.  A perfect fit!

Welcome :-)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Thewabel on August 24, 2012, 06:02:22 PM
David from Bedford, England. I'm a new one here. No much going on right now, just reporting in for duty.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on August 24, 2012, 07:01:51 PM
David from Bedford, England. I'm a new one here. No much going on right now, just reporting in for duty.
Give Dave your number.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 25, 2012, 10:46:25 AM
David from Bedford, England. I'm a new one here. No much going on right now, just reporting in for duty.
Give Dave your number.

Hey fonpr, I need to give you a call. Right? Good thing I have your number.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on August 25, 2012, 11:19:03 AM

Hey fonpr, I need to give you a call. Right? Good thing I have your number.
It certainly is a good thing.  Are you ready, yet?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 25, 2012, 01:49:40 PM

Hey fonpr, I need to give you a call. Right? Good thing I have your number.
It certainly is a good thing.  Are you ready, yet?

Brother, my sabbatical begins Monday.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: CW3 on August 27, 2012, 01:37:00 PM
HI

CW3 from London...

Been listening for about 2 years now... have become a totally devoted FOT.

New to the boards though

Couldn't resist any longer...

Although I am having a lot of trouble with these Verification Codes!


Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: SJPete on September 11, 2012, 03:44:39 PM
Hello FOTs, I'm Pete from South Jersey. I've been listening to the show since July of last year. I don't think a day has gone by since then where I haven't dipped into the archives or listened live. I look forward to engaging in meaningful and random discussions with you fine folks.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 20, 2012, 02:32:45 PM
Welcome Pete
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Epic Soundtracks on September 22, 2012, 10:04:31 AM
Hi all,
New around here, and wanted to start listening to the oldest shows on the archive page, but I'm getting this brief hellish audio collage on eternal repeat. Are the first few shows not available? Thanks in advance!
Iago G.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kormod on September 22, 2012, 10:45:20 AM
Are you sure that isn't just the intro. Does the audio collage go on for more than a few minutes?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Epic Soundtracks on September 27, 2012, 09:50:31 AM
yeah, it is this repeating collage spelling out the show's name (John Sterling's long "THEEE", a bit from ELP for the word "SHOW" etc) and then radio silence. i really want to listen to all the shows chronologically and i just can't get em...annoying!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Epic Soundtracks on September 27, 2012, 09:51:20 AM
oops. amend that. i just heard the first few seconds of a broadcast after the collage then silence...argh!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on September 27, 2012, 09:57:48 AM
John Cage would suggest you just keep listening.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Kormod on September 27, 2012, 10:43:05 AM
What kind of media player are you using? I would download VLC Player and try opening the .rm file with it (if you aren't using that already).
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: trotnixon on December 09, 2012, 10:14:33 AM
Chris from Maine checking-in...the recent opening up of the hate pit is what brought me to this forum in search of answers. Are we facing a Walking Dead-like epidemic now that some of society's worst pop culture celebrities are now free to roam where ever they please?

I realize being in Maine means we'll likely to be the least affected, but still, I'm worried that this may be an apocalyptic harbinger.

Please advise.

Thanks,

Chris
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on December 09, 2012, 11:47:41 PM
Chris from Maine checking-in...the recent opening up of the hate pit is what brought me to this forum in search of answers. Are we facing a Walking Dead-like epidemic now that some of society's worst pop culture celebrities are now free to roam where ever they please?

I realize being in Maine means we'll likely to be the least affected, but still, I'm worried that this may be an apocalyptic harbinger.

Please advise.

Thanks,

Chris

Western Maine is haunted by all sorts of early Best Show callers.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: johnnynovato on January 09, 2013, 08:14:04 PM
Hi everyone, this is John From San Francisco. I finally called up last night after being goaded to a long time ago by Maggie S. I hope I did not flame out too badly. Anyone going to Sketchfest?

Sincerely,

John
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fadalbert on January 30, 2013, 12:57:27 PM
hiiiiii long time listener 0 time caller 1st day on the FOT  ::) if you're located in **north brooklyn** i'm doing a Best Show listening party for next show at my party place of employment b/c i *just* started working on tuesday nights and already it's cutting into my Best Show time.

here's the fb: http://www.facebook.com/events/331267566978083/ (http://www.facebook.com/events/331267566978083/)
feel invited to come by & hang xoxoxoxoxo
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Schmilsson on April 11, 2013, 11:36:59 PM
Hi,
   My name is Erica. I am a life long NJ resident. I look forward to being part of an online community that is strictly devoted to all things "Best Show".
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Australia Nick on April 12, 2013, 01:00:29 AM
Hi there,

Nick from Australia here. I've been listening for three years now but am yet to call in, mostly because I am afraid but also because I am yet to come up with anything that is a) real and b) Tom could use.

I also have a WFMU bumper sticker but pretty sure it goes by un-noticed here in Aus. I did get recognised wearing a WFMU shirt though by none other than Paydirt from Tasmania. It was a huge coincidence since it was only the second time I had worn it and we were both in Melbourne, and neither of us live there. Super nice guy.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: glaxo on April 17, 2013, 12:01:20 PM
Hola,
I'm Mike. Originally from the NJ/Philly area, been a WFMU listener since 2005 or so. I lived in Chicago for a while and tried to spread The Best Show love out there. Now I'm in Austin trying to quit my day job and be a travelin' folk punk musician. Last year I did a little bit of music writing for the blog tinymixtapes (http://tinymixtapes.com/writer/mike-wojciechowski) too.

Got my WFMU sticker and my Freeform or Death WFMU documentary t shirt. Can't say enough about how much I appreciate the show and the station!

Much love,
Mike
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: nightswimmer on May 03, 2013, 01:11:41 PM
Hi everybody,

This is Andrew from Kansas. I stumbled upon the Best Show about seven months ago and am now fully obsessed with it. I don't usually get the opportunity to listen live since I work on Tuesday evening, but listen to new episodes as soon as they come out on the podcast feed. I've started ripping from and listening to the archives from the beginning and plan to completely catch up in a couple years. Maybe someday I'll call!

Andrew
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 31, 2013, 09:49:46 PM
Glad to hear from you new folks. Call in!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fraz on June 04, 2013, 09:52:40 PM
frazer from alabamar  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: erg79 on June 17, 2013, 06:53:41 PM
Hi everyone. Relatively new listener, have not called in--maybe some day. Have two newborn twins so most of my Tuesday night (and all nights) are otherwise occupied, I listen to the podcast.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Andrew F on July 17, 2013, 06:57:00 PM
Hey there, Andy from Indianapolis here. Been listening to the show since last December. Been trying to go back and listen to the older episodes as well as the Gems podcast too. Really enjoying it. Used to have a job where I worked Tuesday nights, so I had to listen to the podcast, but now can listen live (at least until 11:30, when I leave for work). Keep up the good work and I'll hopefully have a chance to call in. I do actually have a Frankie Teardrop story to share, so I'll probably call with that soon.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: erg79 on July 18, 2013, 04:49:12 PM
Hello!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Josh on July 18, 2013, 05:02:41 PM
Hey there, Andy from Indianapolis here. Been listening to the show since last December. Been trying to go back and listen to the older episodes as well as the Gems podcast too. Really enjoying it. Used to have a job where I worked Tuesday nights, so I had to listen to the podcast, but now can listen live (at least until 11:30, when I leave for work). Keep up the good work and I'll hopefully have a chance to call in. I do actually have a Frankie Teardrop story to share, so I'll probably call with that soon.

Cool man we got some FOTs down here in Bloomington if you ever make it down this way.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jangles on August 01, 2013, 09:35:41 AM
Hello.  Longtime listener, longtime donor, never called.  Keep up the great work.  Live in remote eastern NC, but go to shows in RDU area frequently.  Looking forward to future shows and trying to participate on the boards!
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Post by: Mucho_Maas on August 05, 2013, 06:19:32 PM
Hello! First post!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Mucho_Maas on August 05, 2013, 06:21:45 PM
I've been listening since late last year. Never called in, but did donate to get the C'mon Y'all, It's Time to Have Fun fun pack (and to support free-form radio, of course).
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Mucho_Maas on August 06, 2013, 12:13:36 PM
I was inspired to start posting because I had a random encounter with a fan while riding my bike.

I was wearing the WFMU bag I got as a gift from my pledge and waiting at a stoplight. The guy on the bike that pulled up behind me asked if I listened to WFMU. The first time he said it was kind of mush-mouthed, not very unlike the laser-maker/former bass-player from Tremarche. It was also a little hard to hear and came from an unexpected source.

We connected on the second try. His dad, the guy said, was a huge fan (the guy looked to be in his twenties). Was his dad from New Jersey? Nope, no idea how he came upon it.

Our routes only converged for a couple of blocks, but before I had to turn the guy did mention that Jon Wurster was a "genius" who took the show to the "next level." (He might not have actually said "genius" but the sentiment was clearly there if the word was not.)

It was a nice interaction, for which I have to thank The Best Show. Thank you, Best Show. 
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Post by: mostlymeat on August 06, 2013, 04:57:30 PM
I was inspired to start posting because I had a random encounter with a fan while riding my bike.

I was wearing the WFMU bag I got as a gift from my pledge and waiting at a stoplight. The guy on the bike that pulled up behind me asked if I listened to WFMU. The first time he said it was kind of mush-mouthed, not very unlike the laser-maker/former bass-player from Tremarche. It was also a little hard to hear and came from an unexpected source.

We connected on the second try. His dad, the guy said, was a huge fan (the guy looked to be in his twenties). Was his dad from New Jersey? Nope, no idea how he came upon it.

Our routes only converged for a couple of blocks, but before I had to turn the guy did mention that Jon Wurster was a "genius" who took the show to the "next level." (He might not have actually said "genius" but the sentiment was clearly there if the word was not.)

It was a nice interaction, for which I have to thank The Best Show. Thank you, Best Show. 

Hey that was my kid! He's 15 and has been listening since he was 8. He even called once or twice back in the day. His buddy Morris got way more into it and called a bunch of times but Tom finally gave him the business and scared him off.

My family all think that I'm obsessed with The Best Show just because I have the posters all over my walls and talk about the show constantly. WTF?

I super best-show stoked today because my band got asked to open for Kurt Braunholer in SF (on the 16th of Aug at the Verdi Club), I am hoping we can learn an extra special Gary the Squirrel set for the occasion. Hey AP Mike!
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Post by: Mucho_Maas on August 08, 2013, 01:55:39 PM
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Hey that was my kid! He's 15 and has been listening since he was 8. He even called once or twice back in the day. His buddy Morris got way more into it and called a bunch of times but Tom finally gave him the business and scared him off.

My family all think that I'm obsessed with The Best Show just because I have the posters all over my walls and talk about the show constantly. WTF?

I super best-show stoked today because my band got asked to open for Kurt Braunholer in SF (on the 16th of Aug at the Verdi Club), I am hoping we can learn an extra special Gary the Squirrel set for the occasion. Hey AP Mike!

Ha! That's awesome. I guess I didn't get a very good look, bikes being not very conducive to that kind of thing. Or I might just be terrible at determining ages. But, yeah, he seemed cool and it was a pleasant and unexpected thing to have happen. You've raised your kid well! (From what I can tell from a 2 minute interaction.)

Congrats on getting that show with KB! What's your band? I'll try to check out the show...especially if there are some Gary the Squirrel covers, since KB clearly loves Gary so much.

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Post by: mostlymeat on August 08, 2013, 05:56:31 PM
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Hey that was my kid! He's 15 and has been listening since he was 8. He even called once or twice back in the day. His buddy Morris got way more into it and called a bunch of times but Tom finally gave him the business and scared him off.

My family all think that I'm obsessed with The Best Show just because I have the posters all over my walls and talk about the show constantly. WTF?

I super best-show stoked today because my band got asked to open for Kurt Braunholer in SF (on the 16th of Aug at the Verdi Club), I am hoping we can learn an extra special Gary the Squirrel set for the occasion. Hey AP Mike!

Ha! That's awesome. I guess I didn't get a very good look, bikes being not very conducive to that kind of thing. Or I might just be terrible at determining ages. But, yeah, he seemed cool and it was a pleasant and unexpected thing to have happen. You've raised your kid well! (From what I can tell from a 2 minute interaction.)

Congrats on getting that show with KB! What's your band? I'll try to check out the show...especially if there are some Gary the Squirrel covers, since KB clearly loves Gary so much.

Thanks! Parenting kind of sucks so it's rewarding when one of your kids turns out ok!

The band is called The Wrong Words, I'm going to try to call the show next week to plug it....if I don't lose my nerve!
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Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 19, 2013, 11:43:56 AM
Hey there, Andy from Indianapolis here. Been listening to the show since last December. Been trying to go back and listen to the older episodes as well as the Gems podcast too. Really enjoying it. Used to have a job where I worked Tuesday nights, so I had to listen to the podcast, but now can listen live (at least until 11:30, when I leave for work). Keep up the good work and I'll hopefully have a chance to call in. I do actually have a Frankie Teardrop story to share, so I'll probably call with that soon.

Cool man we got some FOTs down here in Bloomington if you ever make it down this way.

It's true what he says.
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Post by: DadHasADD on September 05, 2013, 05:19:29 PM
Hi All,

I am Chuck & and I live in Central Jersey. I am ashamed to admit that I only discovered the Best Show in the past few months, as I have lived in Jersey all of my 38 years. It didn't take me long to get hooked on the show, though. (I am actually listening right now to the episode where Mike is describing the concept of Pigpen to Tom & Tom first listens to the clip!) In addition to Best Show, I listen to a few podcasts on the Earwolf Network (I loved Tom's appearance on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast.) I'm a big fan of comedy, movies & music, though I have kind have lost my street cred in the latter two since I had kids. Glad to be aboard.
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Post by: SweatedFob on October 30, 2013, 10:27:43 PM
Hey guys. I've been listening to the Best Show for a couple of years, but I've never really been involved in the community, though I have watched it from afar. With the recent announcement of the ending of the show, I feel more compelled than ever to post here.
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Post by: byort on November 20, 2013, 04:16:05 PM
Hi, everybody! My name is Troy, and I'm from central Illinois. Been listening for about 4 1/2 years and thought I'd put an introductory comment out there since I've posted a couple of times elsewhere. The Best Show will be missed, and the highest compliment I can pay Tom is that he is one of the good ones. Thanks for all the laughs!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Blake on December 18, 2013, 03:03:09 PM
Hello FOT. I'm Blake in Riverside, CA. I've been listening since at least 2008, card carrying since 2009, but have only started reaching out to the FOT community in a meaningful way since Tom announced the end of the show. Since then I've been active on twitter and now that the show's officially in the bag, I'm joining the forum that has always intimidated me.
The way I figure it, this is a place for Friends of Tom - and that means whatever he and Jon and Mike do next as well, right? FOT is FOT for life.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Chad from The Woodlands on December 20, 2013, 08:53:42 AM
Hello, I am Chad who lives in The Woodlands, Texas, originally from Knoxville.  I started listening to WFMU around 2005 and  I  quickly locked onto the Best Show.  I had a radio in Knoxville for several years and The Best Show was everything I wished my show could have been. I listened when I could, but was not a completist in anyway.  In 2011 I entered into a rough patch and started hitting the archives to help me get through the day. Still working on the archives, and I am not much a forum type of guy, but the end has made me realize I should have been a true completist.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: McKuw on January 31, 2014, 05:31:01 AM
Hello gang! Maddern in (but not from) Manchester (UK), here. I've been listening to The Best Show since 2009 (Best Show Gems was my entry point) and thought it was time I joined in with the fun over here at Friends of Tom, partly to fill the void that the end of The Best Show has left in my life, but also in readiness for the CRUSHING which is to take place in 2014 (see Tom's Twitter bio). Anyway, in the meantime, I'm going through the archives, trying to catch up on everything I've missed. Are there any other Best Show fans out there in Manchester (UK)?

I AM PLEASED TO MEET YOU!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on January 31, 2014, 09:06:47 AM
I had a radio in Knoxville for several years.
Until Dave took it away?
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Chad from The Woodlands on March 23, 2014, 12:13:57 PM
I had a radio in Knoxville for several years.
Until Dave took it away?
show....
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: novafot3000 on March 30, 2014, 06:50:37 PM
Hi, I am a relative latecomer to The Best Show.  I found out about the show after pledging to support WFMU in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  I didn't want a turntable t-shirt so took a chance on the other one and I am glad I did because it led me to learn about the show.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on March 30, 2014, 09:03:59 PM
Hi, I am a relative latecomer to The Best Show. 
That is an understatement.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: novafot3000 on April 02, 2014, 11:03:23 PM
Yes, but even so I'm glad I found out about it.

Hi, I am a relative latecomer to The Best Show. 
That is an understatement.
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Post by: Kormodd on April 02, 2014, 11:46:46 PM
That's good. It's a good show and stuff.
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Post by: Josh on April 03, 2014, 04:17:05 AM
welcome abroad!
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Post by: novafot3000 on April 03, 2014, 06:13:48 AM
Thanks! So far the episode I'm fondest of is the one with Myrlyn Hogan's predictions. But I've like all of them.
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Post by: ola on May 19, 2014, 01:04:54 AM
Hi everybody, longtime fan of the show here in Seattle.   :)  Been going through some serious withdrawals (along with my fiance who is also a huge fan).  Can't wait to see what comes next!

P.S. I saw this on reddit today and I believe that Tommy Fitz must originally be from Newbridge:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/long-ago-a-pilot-landed-on-an-uptown-street-thats-where-the-bar-was/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=pl-share&_r=0 (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/long-ago-a-pilot-landed-on-an-uptown-street-thats-where-the-bar-was/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=pl-share&_r=0)
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Post by: bigginsjp on May 30, 2014, 01:23:13 PM
Hullo FoT! J from Ohio here. Long time Best Show fan.

Discovered The Best Show on WFMU in podcast form around about 2009-10. Switched to listening to the live version shortly thereafter.

I can still remember downloading the podcasts in iTunes ("these things are almost three hours long?!?") with very little in the way of 'a clue' as to what I was getting into. Then the stretched-out calls (and that voice) from these malcontents in a place called Newbridge. Then the epiphany.

Then I understood.

Now my entire family are fans. They want to know all about it. Everything I can tell them. (I have to describe, in painstaking detail, the world of The Best Show, its callers, its mythology; I talk about the wildly brilliant aesthetic that sort of rose out of nowhere) In their eyes (and mine) Gary the Squirrel is a folk hero. They ask me 'when will it come back'.

You could say I am "just happy to be here".
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Post by: Maow on June 03, 2014, 09:12:18 AM
New poster, some time lurker. I've been listening to the show for a few years, called a couple of times when I visited the States a few years back. Joined now solely to get access to the show's download archive, I want to make that clear.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jesseeelsener on August 15, 2014, 11:26:02 PM
Hello Tom and all the FOTs.  I heard about The Best Show in  2013 while listening to archive episodes of Marc Marons WTF. I started listening and it ended just as I was getting into it.  I listen to a different show on the archives everyday.  It truly is the best and smartest radio show I have ever heard so thank you Tom.  I'm excited for the triumphant return.  This site is great.  As someone who is new to big chunks of the shows lore this has been a cool resource.  I was able to figure out most of the sound collage clips but when I couldn't the thread about it helped me out every time. Thanks to all the FOTs who have been really nice on Twitter. I hadn't posted here yet but I wanted to say hello formally. So, hello everyone. I'm pleased to know you.



"When Rod Roddy died, The Price is Right didn't stop."
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on August 16, 2014, 11:50:00 PM
I hadn't posted here yet but I wanted to say hello formally.




Hello. And welcome.

Thanks for being classy and not just posting numbers or nonsense.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jesseeelsener on August 19, 2014, 10:57:25 AM
Numbers serve their purpose, nonsense can be amusing. But I think when it becomes to first impressions it's best to just be polite and say hello. Thanks again for the warm welcome.





"Hello. And welcome.
Thanks for being classy and not just posting numbers or nonsense."
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Post by: The Gentleman Gh0st on September 25, 2014, 02:37:29 PM
Hello all.

I lost my job just in time to prep for the new Best Show!

Now I'm normally a lurker who feels he doesn't have much to contribute but hey I heard about the 50post easter egg and I guess it's time to step up to get my rep up!
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Post by: CactusClothesline on October 01, 2014, 01:28:26 AM
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Post by: fungi on October 03, 2014, 07:59:54 PM
Hello friends of Tom! I'm new here and looking forward to the return of the Best Show. Meanwhile, I'll be burning posts to reach 50...
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Post by: GernBlanston on October 08, 2014, 07:18:54 PM
Hi! Another latecomer here. I first heard The Best Show sometime in the first half of 2013, started listening live not long after.  (Not sure where I first heard about the show, but could have been the much-maligned Podmass.) It quickly become one of my favorite things ever. As I thrilled to the sounds of Frankie Teardrop challenges, Pigpen analysis, and The Sound Collage I was continually asking myself, "where has this been my whole life and why didn't I discover it sooner?" Been listening to the archives ever since, and I will echo what others have said about this forum being extremely helpful in filling in the gaps of the show's history. Thanks people! Can't wait for Tom's return!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: stubing on October 12, 2014, 09:40:15 PM
I never thought I would do this...
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: fonpr on October 12, 2014, 10:14:56 PM
I never thought I would do this...
Don't!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: frogface on October 13, 2014, 03:13:28 PM
Long time lurker, first time poster. Mostly trying to figure out the origin/context of various things Best Show related.

In anticipation of the return, I've been going back and listening to old shows, but the bandwidth at my new job sucks and the stream keeps cutting out. So I'm trying to hit that magic number...
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Post by: joshmobile on October 14, 2014, 05:46:19 PM
well, now seems about as good a time as any to actually join up and say hi. been reading the board and listening to the show for years, but never been much for joining in these kind of things. but i figured, what the heck! time to stop lurking and join in!

james here...from rainy glasgow, scotland. beyond excited for the show's return.

anyhoo. hello all!
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Post by: AspiringCanadian on October 16, 2014, 01:34:54 PM
It's great to see so many new members.  Time to party
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Post by: FredN. on October 16, 2014, 02:31:10 PM
Newbie here - but only to the Board.
Been listening for a few years. I thought I 'got it' at first, but then gave up after a couple of episodes.
Went back a couple of months later AND THE HEAVENS SHINED DOWN AND I GOT IT for realz.

Love Tom and Jon. Wish I could have listened live, but only ever listened via podcast.
Had bought a couple of CD's in the past.
Just bought the Box sex!
YAY
Thanks,
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Post by: Nate from Kalamazoo on October 16, 2014, 04:46:20 PM
Love Tom and Jon. Wish I could have listened live, but only ever listened via podcast.

I think/hope you're about to get your wish.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: FredN. on October 16, 2014, 07:02:15 PM
Love Tom and Jon. Wish I could have listened live, but only ever listened via podcast.

I think/hope you're about to get your wish.

I aint' gonna miss it LIVE this time! Though if it's Tuesday nights that may still not work.
I wonder if it will be more than 1x week?
I want to spend more money, please make the announcement soon, Tom!
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Post by: Dip Apesworth on October 17, 2014, 04:01:19 AM
I've regretted since last December that I never had the nerve to call in while the show was on the air, but things have changed now that the Best Show will return! I'm Mike from WA, coming out of the woodwork to post and be more active in the FOT community.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: D.JGeorge on October 31, 2014, 03:59:22 AM
I never thought I would do this...
Don't!
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Post by: williamwilliams on November 04, 2014, 10:28:10 AM
Listening since 2007, new the board. Love the show and Tom so much.
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Post by: doublecatjr on November 04, 2014, 12:52:36 PM
I've been lurking and reading and scared to say hi, but I guess that's dumb so HI. I'm a relatively recent convert to the show (started listening at the end of 2012) and now realize what an idiot I was for sleeping on this so long. Best Show is a perfect thing, and I'm excited for all the new stuff coming up!
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Post by: Ceri on November 04, 2014, 01:58:40 PM
I've been listening to the show for about 6 years now (as you can see from when I registered) I'm just not much of a talker so I've never said anything on here before. I'm in the UK and listened to the show via podcast, can't wait for it's return  :).
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Billy Brown on November 04, 2014, 02:13:47 PM
Hi all. I've been lurking for a good while having got into the show around three years ago. Insanely excited about the triumphant return and thought it was about time I registered here to say hello. Hello!
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Post by: ggstratis on November 04, 2014, 07:17:34 PM
wow, i think I started this account about 2 years ago and made one introductory statement, and then chickened out until now! So hello again from the north of northern Canada, the Yukon! Beyond excited for the show to return, been burning through the archives to get myself ready for it all!
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Post by: GuyPersonton on November 07, 2014, 11:26:49 AM
Hello there!

I've been listening to the show since around '07. Lurked on and off on here since then. Finally decided to actually make an account and start posting. Anyways...Hi.
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Post by: crud191919 on November 17, 2014, 04:48:37 PM
Hi guys.  Long time/first time here.  Eagerly awaiting the return of TBS, in whatever form it takes.
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Post by: Kal_El on November 19, 2014, 04:07:31 PM
Hi, I didn't discover Best Show until the last year but I've listened to quite a few of the archive. Great stuff! I'm really looking forward to it's return.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Dane in DC on December 13, 2014, 06:40:57 PM
Hey all,

I'm new to the boards but been listening for several years. I'm flattered I was able to speak with Tom on today's Test Show. Hope you're all as excited as I am!

I'll be sticking around, I'm Dane in DC.

Best Show for Life!
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Post by: josh c on December 13, 2014, 09:51:03 PM
Hello board!

Long time board lurker, first time poster. Registered this last year when the show was winding down, so it seems right to start using it as the show begins anew.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: jonny.mono on December 16, 2014, 08:55:21 PM
Hello! Listener of the show from about 2002 onward. Never bothered to check out this board before now but I've run short of other people to talk to about this show, so here I am.
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Post by: thankuveramuch on December 16, 2014, 09:40:51 PM
Hey Everybody,
I'm Seth from GA.  I'm a history teacher and family man. I also once misquoted Scar Face live on the Best Show...to my eternal chagrin.
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Post by: demondenim on December 17, 2014, 11:18:29 AM
Hey Everybody,
I'm Seth from GA.  I'm a history teacher and family man. I also once misquoted Scar Face live on the Best Show...to my eternal chagrin.

...and yet it led to a funny call during the triumphant return of The Best Show. I'd say it all worked out.
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Post by: firewalkwithme on December 17, 2014, 03:21:20 PM
Yet another latecomer here.  My roommate turned me on to the archives over summer and I've been taking as much in as I can ever since.  Excited to be on board for the return, and to be able to hear it in real time!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: euphoriafish on December 22, 2014, 07:30:47 PM
Hi, I'm Teresa from Bugger All, KY as seen on TV's Constantine.  I've been listening for a long time, since about 2009 or so when I found the show through Twitter and podcast mentions, but am just starting to get brave enough to say hi.  I love the garage rock that Tom plays and am now exploring the bands on Hozac Records -- Wow, I was already listening to The DumDum Girls and finally noticed their label. 

I am so glad The Best Show is back!
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Post by: Cameron M. on December 26, 2014, 06:09:44 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Cameron and I live in Toronto. I've been listening for years but I've never used the forum before as it seemed too daunting. Since the show came back I decided that I'd give this a try.

Well, see you out there.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: euphoriafish on December 27, 2014, 07:47:57 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Cameron and I live in Toronto. I've been listening for years but I've never used the forum before as it seemed too daunting. Since the show came back I decided that I'd give this a try.

Well, see you out there.

Hi Cameron!  Me too with the feeling like the forum was daunting!  I hope we catch up with the community!

I noticed today there is a Facebook group now if you need something to remind you to come back, and we can help the show by sharing this as well as the iTunes link.  https://www.facebook.com/thebestshowdotnet?fref=ts (https://www.facebook.com/thebestshowdotnet?fref=ts)
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: buffcoat on December 30, 2014, 10:50:05 AM

This forum is maybe daunting based on the volume of eclectic knowledge that its denizens have, but the members of it do not hang anyone - even the most "what is this show?" of newbies - out to dry.

I've been a forum grouch on many an Internet board, but it wouldn't occur to me to do it here.

Welcome!
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Post by: mikefrommontreal on January 01, 2015, 04:02:09 PM
Hello all you afishermanautos. Listener for a couple years but first time on the forum.
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Jew Heffner on January 15, 2015, 11:40:52 PM
Hey FOTs! I'm new to the show and new to the board. I love the show, looking forward to getting to know you people!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Andrew F on January 16, 2015, 03:05:18 AM
Hey FOTs! I'm new to the show and new to the board. I love the show, looking forward to getting to know you people!

WELCOME!
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Nose on January 21, 2015, 12:43:40 PM
Hello FOT! So glad to finally be on the board! My name is Mark Noseworthy (aka Nose). I live in a small Inuit community in Northern Canada (Nain, Labrador) where I teach K-12 music. It's a very isolated place to say the least. The only way in or out is by plane or boat. Also I have to order my food for the year because prices at the store here are through the roof! that was not an easy task considering I don't know what food to make from day to day. All that being said I do love it up here.

Anyway, I've been a best show listener since 2012 and since I decided to stop subscribing to cable I've been listening to the best show almost exclusively. Since the show's hiatus I've been digging into the archives and I'm currently up to middle of 2009. So glad to have the best show back!!!   ;D
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Post by: grayflannelsuit on January 26, 2015, 11:14:05 PM
Greetings fellow FOTs! I'm Chris, and I've only been listening to the show since its triumphant return. Finally, a piece of NJ culture I can be proud of!

Anyway, some of you may have seen me on the twitter using the @grayflannelsuit handle, and joining in the frivolity during the show. So there's my exciting story.
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Post by: scottfot on January 31, 2015, 02:48:39 PM
Hello all,

My name is Scott. Any listening parties/gatherings in Seattle? Looking to meet up with fellow FOTs
Title: Re: WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
Post by: Dads_On_Bikes on February 02, 2015, 08:29:47 PM
Hello, nice to meet you all,

My name is Theo. Growing up in Minnesota and having been forced to listen to Garrison Keillor on long Saturday car journeys for me entire childhood,  I can't tell you how therapeutic it has been to hear Tom finally give em what he had coming.  Being from Keillor country, I felt alone. But I have finally found like minded people who recognize the racist windbag he is.  His New Midwestern Scandinavian Exceptionalism ideology must be mocked.

Thank you Tom, and FOts,
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Post by: stamforddan on February 03, 2015, 05:52:08 PM
Dads_On_Bikes, I second that. FOTs, what say we start #DeletePrairieHome?
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Post by: Pixmintro on February 07, 2015, 04:32:25 PM
Hey there Friends of Tom!

I'm Daran, I'm an east coast native and recently moved to Hollywood, CA. Aside from not knowing how to handle 70 degree days in February here, I've been animating at Titmouse for "China, IL" and I've been eating up the archive during work, sooo good!! I got into the Best Show through the Gems, but now I've been rolling through the full episodes since I heard Tom and John Hodgman's Four-Loko 2010 Christmas Special.

I've been lurking for a few months, but man did that Map of Newbridge by JRSly just make me want to start commenting!
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Post by: mackro on February 17, 2015, 05:10:32 PM
Hello all,

My name is Scott. Any listening parties/gatherings in Seattle? Looking to meet up with fellow FOTs

Hey Scott! Welcome.  Here in Seattle too.  Nothing announced here has become a thing, unless I missed it.  There are a lot of FOTs in Seattle just based on running into amazed people who recognized my Best Show T-shirts regularly... but most of them are not on this forum.
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Post by: StevenT on February 26, 2015, 04:14:39 PM
Hello :)

I'm Steven, from Bloomington IN. Long time listener; I dunno why I waited so long to join the board.  Looking so forward to the show in Chicago next month!
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Post by: Kurz on March 10, 2015, 05:32:52 AM
Hello all,

I've been lurking the forum for over a year now, but since I responded in another thread I thought I might introduce myself.

So, as mentioned in that other place, I'm from the Netherlands, which isn't a place where The Best Show is really known, or at all for that matter. I got into the show thanks to my stateside then girlfriend, who kept mentioning it to me to no avail for at least six months or so, since for me it's essentially a podcast and I hardly ever listened to podcasts at the time (now I'm quite addicted, but that's another conversation). But then I stayed over there for a month visiting her and there was no avoiding it. Of course after I'd actually heard a show, I was hooked immediately. Sadly, the first and only time I've ever heard the show live was the one in which Tom announced he was quitting, in October of 2013. So the last year I've been digging through the archives, from 2000 to 2005, going through shows especially fast during the summer after the break-up with the woman that got me into it in the first place, until the glorious return of the show late last year. Can't wait for that boxset to arrive!
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Post by: neckwrestler on March 23, 2015, 02:07:23 PM
Hello Friends

I'm Ryan from Arkansas.  I'm extremely new to The Best Show, slowly trying to figure out where I want to dive in and get acquainted.  So far, I'm working through a mixture of old and new as well as best-of's and perusing these forums. 
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Post by: Mr. King on March 24, 2015, 11:59:05 PM
Hello,

I'm new here.  I'm Mr. King.  I live in Chicago.

Thank you.

OK.
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Post by: liz_noise on March 25, 2015, 09:09:43 AM
Hey, Mr. King! Welcome!

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Post by: Ad on March 28, 2015, 04:33:09 PM
Hi Everyone,

I just wrote a very similar post on the burner string, but just noticed this one.

I used to be on this board a few years ago under the name AdamM. I'm not sure why I left--I certainly never stopped listening to the show. That's neither here Nora, there, but when I tried to come back I had long since forgotten my password. For whatever reason, the retrieval methods weren't working, so I am reborn as Ad.

Glad to be back.
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Post by: buffcoat on March 28, 2015, 11:35:52 PM
Hi Everyone,

I just wrote a very similar post on the burner string, but just noticed this one.

I used to be on this board a few years ago under the name AdamM. I'm not sure why I left--I certainly never stopped listening to the show. That's neither here Nora, there, but when I tried to come back I had long since forgotten my password. For whatever reason, the retrieval methods weren't working, so I am reborn as Ad.

Glad to be back.

We will credit you with 12 additional posts (figuratively).
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Post by: Ad on March 31, 2015, 08:02:33 PM

We will credit you with 12 additional posts (figuratively).

Awww...Thanks, Buffcoat!
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Post by: dr_machine on April 03, 2015, 11:22:07 AM
Hey everyone! I'm nathan from Durham, NC. I was a fan of the show's previous run and have been listening every week since The Return. Looking forward to more great episodes.
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Post by: TonyHomefries on June 19, 2015, 01:59:10 PM
Hi friends of Tom,

I'm Ben from Düsseldorf / Germany. I first heard of Tom on WTF and have been a casual listener (of the WFMU podcast) for a while, but since the Best Show is back I haven't missed a single week. Actually, all the other podcasts I liked are now sort of 'meh' in comparison. Chumps really got steamrolled, I think.
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Post by: fonpr on June 19, 2015, 04:38:05 PM
Hello.

If you decide to go to the post burning thread, please be creative.

Thanks,

Fredericks
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Post by: fonebone on July 01, 2015, 11:22:50 PM
Hello everyone,

West here.  I joined up.  I'm loving the show.  I'm also loving the people -- I came really late to this particular party (I got into the Best Show between the end of the WFMU era and the beginning of the present iteration) and have been genuinely and pleasantly surprised to find that NOT ONE FOT has given me sass for being a johnny-come-lately.  Anyhoo, I look forward to learning more around here, and maybe I'll see some of you at the El Rey in September.
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Post by: wyan on July 21, 2015, 04:04:37 PM
This will inevitably get buried but hi fellow friends of Tom. I'm Ryan from Cleveland, and I've been listening for quite a few years now and apparently never registered for this site. RIP future free time.
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Post by: Patrique on July 21, 2015, 04:56:55 PM
Hey gang. Relative newcomer, just got into the show this year and have spent a good deal of time flagellating myself for the fact TBS (no Ted Turner) was around for fifteen years and I'm just now digging into it.

For the record, "Horse From Jock Squad" is what hooked me, and my favorite characters are PBR and Pudge. Favorite caller is Julie from Cincinnati. Let's be friends.
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Post by: buffcoat on July 22, 2015, 12:59:19 PM
Welcome, Patrique.

Just think of it this way: you couldn't relive the last 15 years if you wanted to, but you can time-shift that action into the present.
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Post by: Izapunter on July 24, 2015, 05:07:45 AM
G'day all, Mary from Australia .... stumbled across The Best Show on WFMU in about July 2013 when it was mentioned in a list of the 20 best comedy podcasts to listen to, or something like that, I forget really, but I found it somehow and became an instant Best Show addict.  Who knew three hours could pass so quickly!  Love it so much and all the callers, so wonderful, Tom and Jon, sensational fun.  But wait, I've said too much, I think I'll go now.   See ya 
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Post by: quinnova on July 26, 2015, 06:54:07 AM
Hey.
Quinn from Lewisburg, Tennessee. It's a small town between Nashville and the TN-AL state line. I got into the Best Show a few weeks ago via Steven Universe of all things, so I'm a newcomer. Hilarious show, I try to catch every live show and I'm still working on getting through the previous episodes.
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Post by: chriscrusher on July 29, 2015, 05:13:02 PM
Hey, I'm Chris from Seattle.  I play in punk bands, enjoy video games, and enjoy pro wrestling.  I signed up here to sell my S&W tickets here in Seattle because I booked myself a show that night and now can't go.  After plucking around on here over the past week, it's an awesome supplement to the Best Show, which I've been listening to for 6 months or so now.  I can't believe it took me this long to listen as it seems like a ton of my friends are an arms length away from the show and never pushed it on me!!

Hi!!!
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Post by: Narcoleptic Pacifist on August 11, 2015, 03:09:10 PM
Hello. This is Matthew from Chicago.

First discovered Scharpling & Wurster in '99 when a friend gave me a copy of the CD, Rock, Rot & Rule.
In addition to MST3K and Longmont Potion Castle, I had now acquired the final piece of a trilogy of "never-fail" to make me laugh comedy.

I was working in radio at the time for a nationally syndicated morning show (which I will spare you the embarrassment of telling you) and I remember every day wishing I could work on a show like Tom's at WFMU.

Since then, I have acquired anything I can get my hands on to further my enjoyment of Mr. Scharpling. (podcast, CD's, box set, etc.) And I never stop recommending this show to anyone I feel would appreciate it.

I am an actor and digital artist with a particular style of humor myself...should you wish to see my stuff, my website is www.hipbattersea.com (http://www.hipbattersea.com)

Looking forward to meeting others on this forum and sharing in the mirth and mayhem.

Thank you everybody!
matthew



 
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Post by: TaylorInDenver on August 17, 2015, 11:31:32 PM
Hey! I'm here! I did it! Hello! I'm Taylor from Denver, co-host of with "Worm", aka "Ole Kev" of These Things Matter Podcast!

Hi, all you FOTs! Nice to see yah!

You might want to check out our podcast tomorrow. All I'll say is... Doctor Whodio.

Also... Which episode of the old show does Tom impersonate Petey with the "I'M GOING TO BE NOW, FAFFER!" quote???

Thanks!
-Taylor
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Post by: Doctor Ninja on September 01, 2015, 04:53:05 PM
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Post by: Doctor Ninja on September 02, 2015, 12:30:40 AM
bleep blop
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Post by: Seanman on November 08, 2015, 12:10:05 AM
/8987/
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Post by: quiznatodd on November 19, 2015, 04:48:37 PM
Hi everyone, Canadian fan, been listening since the return, now part of my weekly routine. Digging into youtube and WFMU classics. became a member in light of the Google thing, I've got an idea
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Post by: clodhopper on February 26, 2016, 11:02:56 AM
Stephen from Virginia, originally from Jersey, here. Huge fan, came from Hollywood Handbook of all places. Listening through the older stuff, loving the new show. I like when the occasional S&W bit doesn't end in a death threat. My favorite is the lying plumber (I can't remember his name).
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Post by: buffcoat on February 26, 2016, 11:54:03 AM
Stephen Jennings!
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Post by: fonpr on February 26, 2016, 08:28:06 PM
Stephen Jennings!
Steve Jennings is the US Hospitality sector leader and principal!
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Post by: X-raythepharaoh on March 01, 2016, 07:53:15 PM
hello everybody I'm Odai, British fan and i've been listening to The Best Show ever since it came back last year


The 3 hours of Mirth,Music & Mayhem always brightens up my Tuesday evening
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Post by: Roast Duck on April 16, 2016, 08:36:19 PM
Hey FOTs!  New-ish fan here from Canada; I started listening to the podcast about a year ago, but had heard many isolated bits over the years (the Bernie Taupin one is what hooked me).  First heard of Tom via some excerpts from the old show that were posted on the music blog Said the Gramophone.  I'm a PhD candidate in English lit, and I will occasionally quote Tom in class, to occasional laughs and frequent blank stares from my students. 
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Post by: DrFrog on May 01, 2016, 01:46:38 PM
Hi Friends.

I want the download archive, but I don't want to spam post... This is a serious problem for me.

wat do?
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Post by: hairdryer on May 02, 2016, 09:05:59 AM
There's a spam thread.
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Post by: Mr. Truth on June 14, 2016, 11:57:16 PM
Fairly new listener here... this might sound incredibly silly but I actually first heard Tom through his (excellent) VA work on Steven Universe and since the show's creator Rebecca Sugar talked about how good The Best Show was, I decided to check out some clips and found myself on the floor laughing incredibly hard. I finally decided to just listen to the show live a few weeks ago and after commenting on Twitter I realized that this place was still here, so here I am. Enjoying the ride so far!
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Post by: fonpr on June 21, 2016, 08:12:42 PM
Fairly new listener here... this might sound incredibly silly but I actually first heard Tom through his (excellent) VA work on Steven Universe and since the show's creator Rebecca Sugar talked about how good The Best Show was, I decided to check out some clips and found myself on the floor laughing incredibly hard. I finally decided to just listen to the show live a few weeks ago and after commenting on Twitter I realized that this place was still here, so here I am. Enjoying the ride so far!
Still where?
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Post by: Unwashed Slob on November 13, 2016, 04:13:57 PM
Hi!  I'm Ivy, long time listener, first time poster.  Felt inspired and wanted to introduce myself after finally hearing the fantastic "2006" episode, my reaction was that the world was ending, so why not be social now?  Love the show, will invoke the box set rule if I ever get a chance to listen live and call in, this show got me through two Navy deployment cruises.  Favorite character: Hippie Johnny.
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Post by: theWhatReally on April 06, 2017, 01:43:08 PM
Hi everyone

I listen to the show at work and love it. The guy who calls in and asks tom about the BeeGees makes me laugh hard. I dont have to give a criticism here but I will offer one. Take it easy on the male callers, or at least treat the women callers similarly. Do women need to be coddled???

as a black woman in her late 40's I think equality is important.
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Post by: IowaRob on April 06, 2017, 04:55:44 PM
Hey I'm Rob, I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, "The City of Five Seasons".  I live across the river from the Quaker Oats plant, so every Tuesday it smells like Crunch Berries in my neighborhood.

I've  Been listening for 3 years, first time posting.  I never listen live, so I wanted to get in on some conversations about the show without having to attempt to call in clueless.

Grew up in Iowa, moved to Philly for a number of years, then Chicago for a year, then LA for 6 excruciatingly long months, then Vail CO for a year, now I'm back to my home state.

I have a dog named Murphy.  I'm 36.  I'm a graphic designer. I formerly tour managed for members of Wu-Tang Clan among other rappers and bands, so I used to think I was a cool guy.  I'm definitely not under that delusion anymore. 

Hi Everyone,
Rob
 
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Post by: marsdentrainfan on April 14, 2017, 05:08:32 PM
Hi everyone! My name is Marsden, and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I've been listening to show for about five years but this is my first time posting.

I sell cheese to restaurants and grocery stores for a living, but I'm going back to school this fall to study History.
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Post by: softserve on August 30, 2017, 07:27:50 PM
Hi all! softserve here to serve it up! Relatively new listener of a few years. I love TBS and listen religiously. I work as a cook in a restaurant and my buddy who works in the basement with me pretends he does not enjoy the show but I see his ears perk up whenever something funny is going on. I live in philadelphia (from North Carolina) and can confirm that a lot of the Boy Roy comments and characterizations are SPOT ON. I'm sure no one doubts this.
Glad to be here!