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The Best Show on WFMU => Show Discussion => Topic started by: Tom Scharpling on October 16, 2014, 12:28:29 PM

Title: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Tom Scharpling on October 16, 2014, 12:28:29 PM
We are proud to announce the upcoming release of SCHARPLING & WURSTER: THE BEST OF THE BEST SHOW.

Numero Group - the best label in the biz at reissues and amazing packaging by a mile! - is putting it out. We could not be more honored to work with them.

Here's the link:

http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show (http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show)

The box consists of:

16 CDs of Scharpling & Wurster calls spanning the entirety of The Best Show On WFMU! Over 20 hours of comedy! All your favorites are here – Philly Boy Roy, Bryce, Zachary Brimstead and SO MANY MORE! There are also a bunch of rare things in there that NOBODY has heard!

A 108-page HARDCOVER BOOK! The book features essays by PATTON OSWALT, JULIE KLAUSNER, DAMIAN ABRAHAM from F*CKED UP, AP MIKE and more! It also has THE definitive Scharpling & Wurster interview conducted by JAKE FOGELNEST! There are also extensive CALL NOTES done by me and Jon, spilling the beans on everything about all your favorite calls and characters! Plus a ton of great artwork and illustrations by a ton of amazing people, rare photos and so much more!

An amazing FOLD-OUT MAP OF NEWBRIDGE by the amazing SCOTT TEPLIN!

 A USB drive shaped like a RADIO HUT CASSETTE that contains all the content from the CDs, a PDF of the book and HOURS of ADDITIONAL SCHARPLING & WURSTER comedy!

A PHILLY BOY ROY/TIMMY VON TRIMBLE dress ‘em up PAPER DOLL by DEREK ERDMAN!

A series of four ORIGINAL POSTCARDS designed by LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING!

TEMPORARY TATTOOS with your favorite Best Show slogans!

All housed in a big box with cover artwork by NEIL NUMBERMAN!

Everybody who pre-orders the box by DECEMBER 10th gets a piece of the ORIGINAL PHONE that ROCK ROT & RULE was recorded on!

This feels like the culmination of everything that we worked on for 13-plus years. I have been working on it like crazy and I couldn't be happier with it. I can't wait til you get to see it!

And there's a holiday gift offer too if you want to give it as a present!

http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show (http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show)

Thanks everyone!

Tom.


Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: JesseFromVegas on October 16, 2014, 01:03:11 PM
The price is amazing considering all the stuff you get.  I am ridiculously excited to own a paper doll of Philly Boy Roy.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: AspiringCanadian on October 16, 2014, 01:47:36 PM
did anyone get the download link to work?  I received an email after my order saying it was in my account in numerogroup.  It's not a big deal, I'm patient, I just wanted to know if I was doing something dumb (which is a semi-regular thing as it is)
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: FredN. on October 16, 2014, 02:05:34 PM
did anyone get the download link to work?  I received an email after my order saying it was in my account in numerogroup.  It's not a big deal, I'm patient, I just wanted to know if I was doing something dumb (which is a semi-regular thing as it is)

Based on the note on the main page that MP3 and FLACs are priced separately, I assume that the download link and associated email are automatic, since they do not apply for this purchase.
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Post by: agent_jimmy on October 16, 2014, 02:15:04 PM
i'm so glad numero is doing this. they always do it right.
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Post by: Lookit on October 16, 2014, 03:01:44 PM
For what you're getting this is an AMAZING price. Ordered!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: noah on October 16, 2014, 03:12:02 PM
If you don't follow Scott Teplin /steplin on Instagram, you should.  You can catch some details of his map of Newbridge if you check his feed.  There's some Mike Show stuff too, but its all brilliant.
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Post by: Nate from Kalamazoo on October 16, 2014, 03:15:07 PM
Ordered!

(http://i.imgur.com/YE8iLZt.gif)
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Post by: jesseeelsener on October 16, 2014, 03:51:41 PM
ORDERED!!!!! Thank you Tom!
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Post by: BadGuyZero on October 16, 2014, 03:58:02 PM
did anyone get the download link to work?  I received an email after my order saying it was in my account in numerogroup.  It's not a big deal, I'm patient, I just wanted to know if I was doing something dumb (which is a semi-regular thing as it is)

Based on the note on the main page that MP3 and FLACs are priced separately, I assume that the download link and associated email are automatic, since they do not apply for this purchase.

I suspect that's an email that's automatically sent anytime someone orders something from them. This set is a departure in that regard as the mp3s will be on a thumb drive instead of being downloaded directly off the Numero site.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: TimmyVonFaulkner on October 16, 2014, 04:24:26 PM
The bottom of the box set description says: "Please note: this release does not include an audio download."

I bet it's an automatic email like BadGuyZero said.
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Post by: jimakaclark on October 16, 2014, 04:40:31 PM
i ordered it and under "My Account" "Downloads" the website says:
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Sorry, there are no downloads waiting for you.

Are you looking for a download of Scharpling & Wurster - The Best of The Best Show? If so, sorry--they aren't going to be delivered as downloads--you'll get a USB stick with your order, which will contain the files.
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Post by: Epic Soundtracks on October 16, 2014, 05:06:23 PM
Beyond awesome, worth every second waiting. May I be dense and ask that if this was Secret #2, what was/is Secret #1? God let it be the start date for the new show
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Post by: JRSly on October 16, 2014, 05:22:24 PM
If you don't follow Scott Teplin /steplin on Instagram, you should.  You can catch some details of his map of Newbridge if you check his feed.  There's some Mike Show stuff too, but its all brilliant.
I became a big fan of his through Reddit, I'm beyond excited to see his map, it's going to be amazing.
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Post by: police sweater blood vow on October 16, 2014, 06:38:04 PM
I would gladly have paid much much much more than they're asking for this set, this is the steal of the century (so far)
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Post by: BadGuyZero on October 16, 2014, 06:50:03 PM
Beyond awesome, worth every second waiting. May I be dense and ask that if this was Secret #2, what was/is Secret #1? God let it be the start date for the new show

Secret #1 was that the show is returning in November [or thereabouts].
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Post by: Epic Soundtracks on October 16, 2014, 07:07:37 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: stubing on October 16, 2014, 10:29:11 PM
Just bought this thing! I had to do it on the first day. I am so excited to be able to spend some money for something that's given me so many hours of free, incredible and life changing entertainment. I cannot wait to get it and I cannot wait for the return of the Best Show!
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Post by: Epic Soundtracks on October 16, 2014, 10:30:29 PM
I just discovered the track list on the Numero website...WOW
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Post by: Dip Apesworth on October 17, 2014, 03:22:01 AM
Finally, something to look forward to in March!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: buffcoat on October 17, 2014, 10:44:26 AM
I am most interested in Track 72: "Jay and Paul in the Studio."

Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: police sweater blood vow on October 17, 2014, 11:07:20 AM
I am most interested in Track 72: "Jay and Paul in the Studio."
I too can't wait to hear what Ricky Jay and Alexandra Paul are up to in the studio
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: akaJudge on October 17, 2014, 11:21:25 AM
i assume we are the reason the site was not responding for a brief time yesterday? Did my heart good :)
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Post by: bigginsjp on October 17, 2014, 11:44:04 AM
Just bought this thing! I had to do it on the first day. I am so excited to be able to spend some money for something that's given me so many hours of free, incredible and life changing entertainment. I cannot wait to get it and I cannot wait for the return of the Best Show!

Precisely. $100 seems like a pittance. This box set is worth ten thousand times that. Will order.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: erg79 on October 17, 2014, 12:26:39 PM
I'm starting to wonder how small a piece of phone that we will be getting. Not that I'm complaining, the more pre-orders the better!
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Post by: ScottT on October 17, 2014, 01:24:58 PM
Thanks! I cannot tell you how excited I was when Tom asked me to participate in this project. Crazy thing was that a week after I agreed to do it (no brainer, 'natch) I coincidentally met Tom face to face for the first time at a Nathan Fielder show just a mile from where I live.

The map ended up being about 1000x more work than I had anticipated but it was well worth it - the whole box is gonna be amazing. Now I totally understand Tom when he mentions how he's been working for 48 hrs. straight, pulling all nighters, etc.

I quit commercial illustration after about a year because I hated it so much. Occasionally I do something for fun projects - but only like once or twice a year. Working with these guys was probably the best "illustration" experience I've ever had. STOKED!!

This is a re-do of the "Insubordinates" shop I added to the map.

(https://static.squarespace.com/static/5005fc2ee4b09ef22529406a/t/54414edee4b02c9e7d387aa5/1413566184473/subs.JPG)
If you don't follow Scott Teplin /steplin on Instagram, you should.  You can catch some details of his map of Newbridge if you check his feed.  There's some Mike Show stuff too, but its all brilliant.
I became a big fan of his through Reddit, I'm beyond excited to see his map, it's going to be amazing.
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Post by: AspiringCanadian on October 17, 2014, 04:22:12 PM
i assume we are the reason the site was not responding for a brief time yesterday? Did my heart good :)

I hope so!  My order number was like 7248.  Do you think there were that many pre-orders?  That would be great.
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Post by: practicalsteve on October 18, 2014, 10:56:12 AM
Saw that the "Bruce Willis" calls are on it, my favorite calls of all time!
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Post by: FredN. on October 20, 2014, 08:52:14 AM
I hope so!  My order number was like 7248.  Do you think there were that many pre-orders?  That would be great.

My order number was 7431 at 12:30 p.m. Central, so hoping that at least 431 were sold that morning!
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Post by: Brandon0476 on October 24, 2014, 06:04:03 PM
Bought the day it was announced. As others have said, we've been waiting for an opportunity to thank Tom with our dollars and, just like him, he goes overboard making it worth our while. Really excited about the book and the commentary by Tom and Jon on all the calls 

If I had any gripe, and it's small, I wish the stuff that already was on the CD's sold by Stereolaffs wasn't on it because now it's like I've bought them twice. I totally get it, though, he wants the best stuff on there and the percentage of fans that previously bought them is likely small. He's putting this out for the world, not just the core fans.
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Post by: Andrew F on October 25, 2014, 10:45:33 PM
Yeah, I kind of see this as an anthology of the entire run of The Best Show (on WFMU) whereas the Sterolaff CDs were assembled and released as the show went on. I suppose you could argue that the Stereolaffs CDs are already "best of" collections, but I wonder if any of the repeat calls won't be edited down like some of them are on the original CDs.
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Post by: buffcoat on October 27, 2014, 10:37:22 AM
Yeah, I kind of see this as an anthology of the entire run of The Best Show (on WFMU) whereas the Sterolaff CDs were assembled and released as the show went on. I suppose you could argue that the Stereolaffs CDs are already "best of" collections, but I wonder if any of the repeat calls won't be edited down like some of them are on the original CDs.

I'll take "edited" if you want to bet on it.
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Post by: Andrew F on October 27, 2014, 07:00:28 PM
Yeah, if they're trying to fit as much stuff as possible onto 16 CDs, they'll have to trim a bit. Not to mention a USB drive with 4 MORE HOURS of stuff. They're giving a lot away for that amount of money, edited or not.
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Post by: Omar on October 28, 2014, 07:51:58 AM
Box Set:

Calls that previously appeared on the Stereolaffs CDs have already been edited from their original broadcast airings, so those appear as-is on the box.

All previously not-comped calls were edited to various degrees to tighten up the pacing and free up space for more calls.

In a couple of cases, a track on the box set is an excerpt from a much longer call (ZB's song to unite America and the Archie Bunker's Place riff from the Rick DeBetto call).
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Post by: timmx on October 28, 2014, 12:10:28 PM
Oh, editing is a much better idea. I thought they were all being rerecorded at morning zoo pace.
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Post by: Andrew F on October 29, 2014, 10:20:43 PM
Box Set:

Calls that previously appeared on the Stereolaffs CDs have already been edited from their original broadcast airings, so those appear as-is on the box.

All previously not-comped calls were edited to various degrees to tighten up the pacing and free up space for more calls.

In a couple of cases, a track on the box set is an excerpt from a much longer call (ZB's song to unite America and the Archie Bunker's Place riff from the Rick DeBetto call).

That's a shame about the DeBetto call. I miss hearing him describe that moozarella.
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Post by: pnuts on November 06, 2014, 09:00:04 AM
The Numero Group writeup mentions that "(over 50 of them previously unreleased or unaired)" which confuses me. Does "unreleased" mean "not on the Stereolaffs CDs"? I'd expect that everything (except perhaps some random new material recorded in the last year to spice things up) would have been previously aired.
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Post by: buffcoat on November 06, 2014, 02:31:26 PM
I have mentioned it in a couple of places, but I don't know the provenance of "Jay and Paul in the Studio," and "The 80's Are Back" is not from the Best Show, so those may count as "unaired."
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Post by: Omar on November 06, 2014, 03:21:05 PM
Unreleased is defined as not having previously appeared on a Stereolaffs CD.
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Post by: joe on November 06, 2014, 05:17:23 PM
I have mentioned it in a couple of places, but I don't know the provenance of "Jay and Paul in the Studio," and "The 80's Are Back" is not from the Best Show, so those may count as "unaired."

I'm wondering if "Jay and Paul in the Studio" is actually supposed to be "Roy and Paul in the Studio".
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Post by: Omar on November 07, 2014, 08:25:42 AM
I have mentioned it in a couple of places, but I don't know the provenance of "Jay and Paul in the Studio," and "The 80's Are Back" is not from the Best Show, so those may count as "unaired."

I'm wondering if "Jay and Paul in the Studio" is actually supposed to be "Roy and Paul in the Studio".

"Jay and Paul in the Studio" is a pre-The Best Show piece from April 1996.
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Post by: VealCutlet on November 07, 2014, 01:21:51 PM
I am super-psyched about this box set - everything about it looks to be top-notch and what a value!

Does anyone know what impact this might have on the WFMU archives? Will they pull these shows as they did with the shows containing the Stereolaffs-released material? While the calls are the best part of the show, there is so much amazing stuff to be found listening to the shows in their entirety. I hope this doesn't get lost.
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Post by: buffcoat on November 10, 2014, 11:41:25 AM
I have mentioned it in a couple of places, but I don't know the provenance of "Jay and Paul in the Studio," and "The 80's Are Back" is not from the Best Show, so those may count as "unaired."

I'm wondering if "Jay and Paul in the Studio" is actually supposed to be "Roy and Paul in the Studio".

"Jay and Paul in the Studio" is a pre-The Best Show piece from April 1996.


So it predates Rock, Rot and Rule? The history of the Newbridgiverse is blown wide open!
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Post by: spamheat on November 11, 2014, 12:23:43 AM
I have mentioned it in a couple of places, but I don't know the provenance of "Jay and Paul in the Studio," and "The 80's Are Back" is not from the Best Show, so those may count as "unaired."

I'm wondering if "Jay and Paul in the Studio" is actually supposed to be "Roy and Paul in the Studio".

"Jay and Paul in the Studio" is a pre-The Best Show piece from April 1996.


So it predates Rock, Rot and Rule? The history of the Newbridgiverse is blown wide open!

Based on the clip on the Numero Group site it sounds like it was before Tom got the voice modulator.
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Post by: buffcoat on November 11, 2014, 09:24:52 AM
Yes, Spam Heat, I believe that that clip is played at a slightly faster speed than "reality."

It is the thing I am most looking forward to on the box set.
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Post by: neuroticomic on November 13, 2014, 01:57:45 PM
All over this. I like some of the others would pay even more for this.
Steal of the century.
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Post by: BadGuyZero on November 18, 2014, 09:13:34 PM
For your FYI...if you want a piece of the phone you need to pre-order as soon an ASAP. Per Tom on Twitter (https://twitter.com/scharpling/status/534451471153373185):
Quote
If you want the SCHARPLING & WURSTER box set with the ROCK ROT & RULE phone piece, order NOW! Time is running out!


http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show (http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show).
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Post by: Epic Soundtracks on December 12, 2014, 01:52:55 PM
Anyone else pre-order back in Oct and not get it yet? I can't figure out how to check order status via Numero Group site. Guess I just gotta be patient!
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Post by: Tom Scharpling on December 12, 2014, 01:55:38 PM
The phone pieces are going out every day. Hang tight, son. Yours is on the way!

Tom.
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Post by: Epic Soundtracks on December 12, 2014, 02:22:10 PM
Thanks, Tom.
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Post by: Epic Soundtracks on December 21, 2014, 02:31:02 PM
Have the actual CDs gone out for all the early buyers yet? So dreading going home for Xmas without this! Sorry to be a nag--thanks for the phone fragment, which I did get!
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Post by: fatwad666 on December 21, 2014, 03:20:04 PM
Have the actual CDs gone out for all the early buyers yet? So dreading going home for Xmas without this! Sorry to be a nag--thanks for the phone fragment, which I did get!


The box ships in March 2015 according to Numero Group (http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show).
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Post by: Epic Soundtracks on December 21, 2014, 03:31:42 PM
OK, thanks! I'll cool my heels then...
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Post by: Andrew F on December 21, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
OK, thanks! I'll cool my heels then...

I'm excited for it too. Thankfully March isn't that far away anymore.
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Post by: deathdrive83 on December 27, 2014, 02:10:42 PM
No one in the family (except my wife, who ordered it) understood why I was so excited to get a tiny piece of telephone on Christmas morning. Really looking forward to the full box set!
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Post by: rhelly on January 16, 2015, 06:19:03 PM
Thought you guys would appreciate (and also probably envy) my piece of the phone:

(http://photos-d.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10818124_410114409141739_1760523808_n.jpg)
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Post by: fonpr on January 16, 2015, 06:32:26 PM
Pieces of Plastic Classic.

Classic plastic.
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Post by: kouzie on February 17, 2015, 04:02:11 PM
Now that March is getting closer, does anyone know a more exact date when these are going to start shipping?
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Post by: myrna loy on February 18, 2015, 11:24:50 AM
Oct. 16, 2015
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Post by: Tom Scharpling on February 18, 2015, 10:13:34 PM
I'm really loving Myrna Loy's posts so far. Really fun stuff.

Sometime in March seems to be the estimate. I will have details Very Soon and let you guys know as soon as I do.

Thanks for everybody for being patient! It's gonna be worth it.

Tom.
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Post by: Mike Desert on February 19, 2015, 12:44:21 AM
I love the Thin Man, but I love this more

Steel Pole Bath Tub - Myrna Loy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTRjyN6N6nE#)
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Post by: myrna loy on February 19, 2015, 09:04:12 AM
Thanks for the update, boss.  Been checking out your appearances on other shows pre-Best Show resurrection and I appreciate the hard work you (and Jon) put and continue to put into the show.  That backgound information adds another level of respect for your work.  Sorry if my writings do not reflect that.  I'll keep an eye on that in the future.  Are you sick to the back of your teeth of people needlessly adding "going (or moving) foreward" to a sentence?  Every time I hear that, my thoughts get punchy.
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Post by: Omar on February 27, 2015, 09:57:09 AM
I just noticed that the Numero Group main page has 3/31/15 as the official release date. The product page still just says "March 2015."
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Post by: Omar on March 09, 2015, 05:55:23 PM
"As of right now, The Best Of The Best Show has cleared customs and is making its way to Chicago by freight. So, while we have had to push the official release date back to 5/12, those who preordered their box will more than likely receive theirs by the end of this month (as promised). Believe us when we say that once those pallets arrive at Numero HQ, it’s going to be an all-hands-on-deck affair until every last copy reaches every last customer."

https://numerogroup.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/the-ebb-flow-of-the-best-of-the-best-show/
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: timmx on March 10, 2015, 01:56:11 PM
Seems appropriate that The Best Show box set fell victim to a barging.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Tom Scharpling on March 10, 2015, 02:22:29 PM
Yes. I can say that Jon and I are bummed by this to say the least but it couldn't be more out of our hands. But everyone who pre-ordered will get their box as soon as humanly possible.

Once I am past the live shows this week I will address it in more detail!

Thanks for everyone who ordered. It will be worth it!

Tom.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Bridgey on March 10, 2015, 04:00:23 PM
"As of right now, The Best Of The Best Show has cleared customs and is making its way to Chicago by freight. So, while we have had to push the official release date back to 5/12, those who preordered their box will more than likely receive theirs by the end of this month (as promised). Believe us when we say that once those pallets arrive at Numero HQ, it’s going to be an all-hands-on-deck affair until every last copy reaches every last customer."

https://numerogroup.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/the-ebb-flow-of-the-best-of-the-best-show/

Oh fudge, Rutger and Werner actually did sneak Blue into the box sets.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Epic Soundtracks on March 10, 2015, 04:56:21 PM
The longer we wait, the better it will feel when we get our grubby little paws on it!!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: fonpr on March 10, 2015, 06:07:06 PM
more than likely

Say no more. Say no more.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: warmachine on March 10, 2015, 09:07:57 PM
Thanks a lot, Obama!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: spaceprophet on March 10, 2015, 09:29:24 PM
Z Man nice gravely voice. Close to puppet but backs off.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: deathdrive83 on March 11, 2015, 09:27:54 AM
I'm going to be useless for a very long time after this arrives.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: warmachine on March 11, 2015, 06:42:13 PM
Numero Group has prepared my package for shipping! Thanks again, Obama!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: fonpr on March 11, 2015, 07:11:48 PM
Numero Group has prepared my package for shipping! Thanks again, Obama!
You are winning me over, War.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: JRSly on March 12, 2015, 01:03:46 AM
Could've been worse, at least no one shot a rocket at the ship and killed a few people.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: akaJudge on March 12, 2015, 09:07:55 AM
"Your Numero Group Order Has Been Shipped"

!!!!!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: FredN. on March 12, 2015, 09:37:10 AM
Shipped -- Me too!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: myrna loy on March 12, 2015, 01:57:50 PM
I'm sure everyone got this Numero notification, but just in case:

Dear Friend of Tom

We've got great news for you! After a slight delay at sea, the Best of the Best Show box set has made its way from China, cleared through the ports of Los Angeles and made its way onto a truck headed to our main distribution hub in Bloomington Indiana. From there, thousands of copies will be loaded onto another freight truck headed to the Numero Headquarters in Chicago. Using satellite spy technology and up to the minute tracking information, we have deduced that the box sets should be here at Numero by either Monday the 16th or Tuesday the 17th.

You may have received an email stating that your Best of the Best Show box set has shipped. As pre-order customer, we don't have to tell you how excited everyone is about this release. It's going to take our shipping department 2-3 days just to print out the postage for everything, and that doesn't even include the time it's going to take our small army of diligent helpers to actually put your box set into its well cushioned mailing carton. What all that means, is that you may not see exact tracking details until mid next week, but rest assured...your package will be headed your way as soon as we can possibly get it to you. We've got USPS workers on stand by to get your package into their system as soon as the packing tape dries.

Many of you who pre-ordered your set before Christmas, may have already received your portion of Jon Wurster’s smashed telephone that he used to make the Rock, Rot & Rule phone call, along with a tiny letter of authenticity. For everyone else, rest easy knowing that your phone piece will be included with your package. If you're receiving this email, you made the cut off!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: bigginsjp on March 12, 2015, 03:53:20 PM
If you're receiving this email, you made the cut off!

This made my week. Which is to say, decade.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Andrew F on March 12, 2015, 05:11:10 PM
Oh, fantastic! I was perfectly content waiting until the 31st (or possibly a little later given what happened with the strike), but that email was pretty awesome news to wake up to.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Mike Desert on March 12, 2015, 05:40:30 PM
that email made my day
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: BadGuyZero on March 16, 2015, 05:50:44 PM
Keep in mind that they're pre-printing shipping labels to speed up the process of getting the sets out once they're put together. Sets haven't begun to ship yet.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: erg79 on March 16, 2015, 06:28:29 PM
If they would have let me, I would have driven down to the ports myself to pick up my own!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: BadGuyZero on March 16, 2015, 06:46:06 PM
If they would have let me, I would have driven down to the ports myself to pick up my own!

Same here.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: kouzie on March 16, 2015, 07:45:49 PM
I live in a Chicago suburb. I'm hoping to get my copy by Thursday so the guys can sign it a the show.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: mslaboch on March 17, 2015, 11:08:11 AM
Hey Everyone,

Michael from Numero here.  Truck with the box sets broke down in route to Chicago, so they are just arriving today. 

Most people should have them by a week from today or tomorrowat the latest.

Thanks again for all your support and patience!

Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: rpm1200 on March 17, 2015, 11:25:38 AM
Thanks for the great news Michael!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: agent_jimmy on March 17, 2015, 12:34:00 PM
thanks for the update!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: erg79 on March 18, 2015, 02:06:00 PM
Photo of the box set from the Chicago Reader article: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/scharpling-wurster-live-best-show-newbridge-wfmu-podcast/Content?oid=16885270 (http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/scharpling-wurster-live-best-show-newbridge-wfmu-podcast/Content?oid=16885270)

(http://www.chicagoreader.com/imager/the-numero-groups-16-disc-best-show-i/b/original/16886248/00d5/BestShowSpread-600.jpg)

IT'S GLORIOUS!
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: mostlymeat on March 18, 2015, 02:33:12 PM
Photo of the box set from the Chicago Reader article: [url]http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/scharpling-wurster-live-best-show-newbridge-wfmu-podcast/Content?oid=16885270[/url] ([url]http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/scharpling-wurster-live-best-show-newbridge-wfmu-podcast/Content?oid=16885270[/url])

([url]http://www.chicagoreader.com/imager/the-numero-groups-16-disc-best-show-i/b/original/16886248/00d5/BestShowSpread-600.jpg[/url])

IT'S GLORIOUS!


I've seen the box with mine own eyes and can confirm that it is incredible and is a must-have for any Best Show fan that also has $100.

Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: mslaboch on March 18, 2015, 07:08:36 PM
First batch left today for the post office from Consolidated Cardboard HQ.

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Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Andrew F on March 19, 2015, 01:21:10 AM
First batch left today for the post office from Consolidated Cardboard HQ.

Here's hoping Darren didn't do something to further sabotage the shipments.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: Bridgey on March 19, 2015, 04:37:39 AM
Photo of the box set from the Chicago Reader article: [url]http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/scharpling-wurster-live-best-show-newbridge-wfmu-podcast/Content?oid=16885270[/url] ([url]http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/scharpling-wurster-live-best-show-newbridge-wfmu-podcast/Content?oid=16885270[/url])

([url]http://www.chicagoreader.com/imager/the-numero-groups-16-disc-best-show-i/b/original/16886248/00d5/BestShowSpread-600.jpg[/url])

IT'S GLORIOUS!


Right, who's going to convert their "You Don't Judge Me..." Transfer into an actual tattoo?
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: bigginsjp on March 19, 2015, 08:48:38 AM
First batch left today for the post office from Consolidated Cardboard HQ.

Here's hoping Darren didn't do something to further sabotage the shipments.

I believe the shipments are being supervised personally by Old Man Dalrymple.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: agent_jimmy on March 19, 2015, 12:32:32 PM
oh man! i can't wait....! is that a You're Soaking In Her DVD case?
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: mackro on November 13, 2017, 10:52:45 PM
Today’s “What’s In My Bag” video — courtesy Amoeba Records — featured Jake Fooglenest, who picked up a sale copy of the box set and plugged the hell out of it, as well as praising Tom & Jon.
Title: Re: SCHARPLING & WURSTER BOX! 16 CDs 108 PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK! SO MUCH MORE!!
Post by: mackro on November 13, 2017, 10:54:01 PM
 (It’s on YouTube. )