In this episode which was recorded mostly on Mother’s Day, Luke presents Carrie with her Mother’s Day gift from himself and Sara, which gets immediately critiqued by 14-month-old art critic Alex. Later that day, Josh was given large amounts of middle-eastern bread, but that has nothing to do with this podcast.
Carrie launches a new segment “Dahlby’s Dreamsicles”, where she tells us about her strange dreams, with Luke adding one of his own that is most definitely Insane-Ian-related.
Fact: I learned more about how to animate from Kyle Carrozza in one afternoon than I learned in my 4 years at an expensive fine arts college in Kansas City.
This epic 4 HOUR, 18 MINUTE LONG episode of Bad Rapport chronicles my recent trip to the Los Angeles area to mow the lawn of my Kickstarter super-donor Bob “Number 11″ Mathews at his birthday party, where I also did a house concert with the aforementioned TV’s Kyle and his bubbly long-time girlfriend Lindsay Smith, who also put me up at their place in Burbank for the majority of the trip. The three of us also collaborated on this episode’s artwork.
So prepare to take a vacation to sunny L.A. in the theatre of your mind, and if you haven’t already, please donate to the “Under The Smogberry Trees” Kickstarter before it ends on May 4th, so that there can finally be a feature length documentary about Dr. Demento!
That look of surprise on Captain Kirk’s face will be the same one you have when you learn that this episode is under 90 minutes long! See? I told you. The first 30 minutes of this episode has Alex in it, so if you’re not interested in his ever rapidly developing vocabulary, then you might want to skip it. Carrie tells us about their trip to Arizona, Josh has an ignorance story involving a cable company customer service rep, and Luke tells us how he broke his record for sneaking snacks into the cinema.
In this episode, Luke & Carrie go to Golf Mill Mall in Niles, Illinois, just because Carrie wanted to be somewhere that wasn’t the inside of a house. We get caught up on 3 episodes worth of comments, Carrie fills us in on the new proto-words in Alex’s vocabulary, and in a last bit of MarsCon 2013 wrap-up, Luke shows Carrie some of the ‘Boob Tree’ game cards from this year (go to the comments to get links to the images, and tips on green screening). We also reminisce about old commercial jingles & campaigns of the early to mid 80′s, and do the first (albeit sloppy, unprepared, distracted, and somewhat out of breath) installment of a new segment called “Silver Lining Reviews”, where Luke talks about “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone“, and Carrie talks about her new favorite video game app. We also have funny songs by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, Ricky Gervais & Dom Johnson, The Nick Atoms, Katherine McPhee & Christian Borle, Animaniacs, & Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake. In the end the big question is, ‘is Luke Ski famous enough in the eyes of Mad Magazine?’ The answer, ‘probably not’.
In this episode, we call Ken for his Superbowl predictions…
…We tell stories of childhood triumph and tragedy…
…And Luke breaks down for everyone a list representative of 4 months worth of projects that he has worked on or is still working on to best illustrate just what he is up against when it comes to battling against becoming completely burnt out on working on projects.
When I arrived at Carrie’s house to record today’s episode, I had some prepared topics to talk about, one of which was movie & Broadway musicals. Our discussion on that topic went at least twice as long as I had thought it would. When I went home and started trying to pick songs from those musicals to play on the show, the list of tunes I wanted to include kept growing and growing until I said, ‘Screw it, I’m making this a special.’ That is why at no time during this episode do we mention that this is the Bad Rapport MUSICALS SPECIAL which ended up being just under 4 hours long. The first third of this podcast is mostly us talking, doing our usual ‘what have Carrie & Luke been up to lately’ segments, plus News of the Stupid. The latter two-thirds is the Musical Special and is so jammed packed with music, it’ll make you break into a spontaneous dance number at your cubicle. So prepare yourself to hear awesome classic showtunes featuring Robert Preston, Kevin Kline, Tim Curry, Caroll Burnett, Steve Martin, Jim Broadbent, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sasha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, and a cover by Big Daddy. Until next time, break a leg, everybody.
Songs played: * The Floating Princess – TV’s Kyle, featuring Seamonkey, JayeKitty, and the great Luke Ski * A Song For Worm Quartet To Sing With TV’s Kyle – Worm Quartet, featuring TV’s Kyle * Hooters Up The Street – The Boobles, featuring Dino-Mike * Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue – Consortium Of Genius * I Am The Doctor – Devo Spice * There’s A Platypus Controlling Me – Devo Spice * Bye Bye Ladies – the great Luke Ski, featuring TV’s Kyle and Chris Mezzolesta * We Are The FuMP – The FuMP
These tracks and many others played earlier this year on Bad Rapport are all fine contenders to be suggestions for nominations for the 2013 Logan Awards, so please head over to the website between January 1st through 14th and get your suggestions in while you still can!
Also in the episode, Luke and Carrie tell us about heir respective Christmas hauls (double meaning inferred), discuss geeky traditions of various holidays throughout the whole year, read some News of the Stupid, and there’s some more caricature stories which contain just enough sweet, sweet ignorance to make Luke Ski smack his forehead quite loudly, captured in glorius 128k digital stereo, so keep an ear out for that.
Thanks for listening everyone, and we’ll talk to you all again in 2013!