The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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Merrill Markoe is on the show. She has a new book and you should know who she is, really. Best known for working on Letterman, making up stuff like Stupid Pet Tricks, she’s written 13 books. I talk too much but I learn stuff too. It’s so good.

 

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Website design by Vilmos: who has his own podcast

 

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NOTES:

Persepolis

Lynda Barry

Writing the Unthinkable with Lynda Barry – fb link

Bow-Lingual

Animals Animated Bit

More on Merrill’s Art

Un-Cabaret

Merrill Markoe on The Daily Show

Tony Randall Wisdom from Pillow Talk

Dragon Tattoo… safe space..yet… my blog

Walking in Circles

David Feldman Podcast

 

What Merrill is Reading

Michel de Montaigne – The Complete Essays

The Live of Montaigne

Robert Benchley

2030 by Albert Brooks

2 Comments
  • two and a half years ago
    jackie
    Andy says he had a Dykes to Watch Out For t-shirt in the 90s! He knows all this stuff and I will look through his collection of stuff to learn more! thanks Todd!
  • two and a half years ago
    Todd Mason
    I won't forgive myself if I haven't touted Lynda Barry to you...she of ERNIE POOK'S COMEEK (in the same papers as Matt Groenig's LIFE IN HELL and David Lynch's THE ANGRIEST DOG IN THE WORLD and Charles Burns's BIG BABY but only occasionally with Alison Bechdel's DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR...)(the latter usually in the LGBT papers).

    --oddly enough, Barry also had a bad breakup with Ira Glass. True gossip, but only important beyond their lives because they continue to be so prominent, Barry doing good work and Glass promoting David Sedaris, who unlike his sister very rarely strikes me as funny. (Though I get the same anguish vibes off both Sedarises.) Though Robert Benchley is Indeed very funny (did some acting as well...he was in that version of THE TWELVE CHAIRS with Fred Allen called IT'S IN THE BAG, for odd citation)...Nathaniel B, his son, and Peter B., Nat's son, seemed both to find likely and unlikely ways to carry on the family authorial tradition, Nathaniel with mildly satiric novels, Peter with JAWS and THE DEEP and such. Stephen Leacock, anyone? Jean Kerr?

    --Barry's stuff can be disturbing, though often is more wistful...Phoebe Gloeckner, speaking of women dealing with and triumphing over abuse, can be even more disturbing and less wistful...but all the TWISTED SISTERS and WIMMEN'S COMIX crowd are worth looking into at least a bit.

    A MUCH better interview than at least one other with Markoe I can recall...and hope you're home and resting up from the last road trip...only working, say, one or two shows a night at one venue, for example...