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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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Mar 1, 2011

 

My guests this episode are Karen Rontowski (stand up comic and host of www.supernaturaljunkyard.com) and Jen Kirkman (writer, stand up comic and regular on the Chelsea Handler show). Get this – they both love ghosts and UFO’s and Tarot cards and Karen does a real Tarot card reading. This is a great episode.

 

Note: For those of you who believed Mazes & Monsters, Tarot card reading is also non-threatening. Remember, everything on TDF is about choice and support. Safe space people.

 

I nominated my collaboration with Greg Franklin for an online comedy award... feel free to nominate it as well (can't hurt,right?): this cartoon if you wish at http://www.thecomedyawards.com/categories/viewers-choice/best-viral-video

 

Ghost Radar App – when I looked for this app I found this in a comment section (about something else), “I downloaded the Facebook and Visual Voicemail apps to my Droid and then uninstalled them. However, the icons are still on my phone” duh duh dum! So beware! (I’m kidding)

Ghost Hunters Survival Guide – book that Karen refers to by two different titles but this was the correct one… she says it’s great!

Pittsfield and Needham, MA

 

Air Force UFO Wired Article – I can’t find a US Congress reference - there was “a congress” but… perhaps @jenkirkman on twitter can find it J

Vegas UFO – I can’t find a reference to the Art Bell story. Grr.

Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (this is a great read. Quick, funny, smart… great book).

Rider-Waite Tarot Deck – Wiki article… take with grain o’ salt.

Power psychic Network – Karen recommends this place

Rachel Zoe – Bravo Channel – show Jen enjoys.

Nixonland – Jen Kirkman suggested book to read

Never Give In To Fear - Book that Karen recommended

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady and the Songs are by Mike Ruekberg. My Website was redone by Vilmos : www.jackiekashian.com with www.dorkforest.com is an offshoot of it and they both have players and links to his good work. My show schedules, videos of my stand up and the donation button are all there as well. Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

 

7 Comments
  • almost four years ago
    Julia
    Nice job ladies! Totally fascinated by all the spooky stories.

    And I would watch a Jen Kirkman version of "What Not to Wear" for comedians religiously! That may be her new opportunity! No shortage of candidates there, eh? (Not talking about you personally of course - I'm thinking of the males of the species...)
  • almost four years ago
    Janic Castagner
    My mom used to warn me about D&D, all because of Mazes and Monsters (the made for tv movie, starring Tom Hanks). We had a neighbor who listened to Iron Maiden and played with his 20 sided dice. In the 80's, that meant a minion of Lucifer.
  • almost four years ago
    Todd Mason
    Rona Jaffe's novel MAZES AND MONSTERS is what I referred to as M&M...did it cause you or yours any trouble (or did the gullible audience for its tv adaptation do so)? And you're quite welcome...the hook on the door thing was the biggest of the "campfire"/(sub)urban legend horror story scarelines of the '70s (and probably the '60s)...but I suspect people were not so unkind as to inflict too many of those on you, given you're not inclined toward them (choosing instead to Risk Your Life with those hitpoints games--they rule your mind!)
  • almost four years ago
    Janic Castagner
    The linked Wired article was submitted under the header "Tinfoil Tuesdays". So that should give you an idea of what the authors thought of the content of the people giving out the info. Also, the National Press Club is pretty much a glorified Sheraton conference room. If you've got the cash, you can rent it out. Using the NPC gives you a bit more visibility, but it's open to pretty much anyone with the money to rent it.
    Robert Hastings, who put the event on, is a pretty well known crank as far as UFO "studies" go. As far as the ghost things go, well...it was good for a laugh anyway. Is there anything a smartphone can't do?
  • almost four years ago
    TM
    As usual, Columbo-style, just one more thing...it doesn't take much to get a hearing before a Congressional committee, but even less is at stake in having a press conference at the National Press Club, as with the event described in the WIRED article...
  • almost four years ago
    Todd Mason
    The tarot reading seems like a decent pep talk, rather than prediction, and as such, well, it beats Dutch uncle (Dutch aunt?) advice from a palmist...did Rona Jaffe's novel (M&M) (and its tv adapatation) lead to much personal or secondhand grief for you or your friends at any point? (I faintly remember my gaming friends having to reassure a worried parent or so.)

    As with "rainbow parties" (with their questionable cosmetic physics) some quarter-century later, the Things People Will Tell Each Other These Kids Today Are Up To...and did you hear about those kids who drove off and there was a hook hanging from the car door?
  • almost four years ago
    Todd Mason
    Well...as an utter skeptic, the notion that these apps are detecting ghosts, inarguably, didn't convince me (surprise!)...though I wonder if I continue to listen if the folks will tell me why they're so certain there are ghosts (which are detectable with cellphone apps).