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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Mar 9, 2011 5

Greg Beherendt and Dave Anthony are my guests. They are really funny comics and have their own podcast Walking the Room.  This is, if I may say, another great episode MOSTLY about stand up. We all, really, say TOO much. Also, this was taped March 3rd… perhaps I am the only person who didn’t know who Snooki was or is and what #winning meant… but I feel somehow stronger because of it. I was reminded how to grow brussel sprouts this week. Would tiger blood be a good fertilizer?

 

Greg is at Laughs in Kirkland, WA this weekend

Dave is at Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco this weekend

Do you live in Seattle? Stand Up Show tickets now available for my March 28th show w Rylee NewtonJ! 
Also… LIVE taping of
TDF (March 27th, 5pm) Ticket info Coming!

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
The Music is  by
Mike Ruekberg
.
My Website was redone by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (all road comic interviews… fascinating)

 

Thanks for the orders and the donations this week and, as always, thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie

Notes:

He’s Just Not That Into You – book Greg co-wrote that “sucked him into the self-help world”

Manchester United – Dave’s fave Soccer team.

Jersey Shore

Podcuddle – the adorable thing they refer to their OWN podcast as…

John Ritter – the joke was actually *8* things I ignore…
Van Halen – the story of when Greg Met Him (yes I will have him on again to tell that story)

#winning – Yeah… I didn’t know.

Big Fan – Patton’s movie

Iron Man Invincible – Matt Fraction (I meant “an AA meeting”

Mini Indi 500 – actually called Little 500

Hi Todd! I think you’ll still listen and I love that I weeded off… but was still chatty. Sigh.

Fast Pass TV
Being Human – Dave Anthony recommended fun show!

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer (Dave and Greg lose their minds about vampires)

Mormon Underwear

Cow Palace – San Fran venue

Golden Gate Kennel Club – I WILL do a road version of TDF there next year (Stan Hansen is not real)

Maria Bamford – not the rescue bit (can’t find the right ep of THIS show – but this is a great set too!)
Irish Wolfhound – Greg doesn’t mean You (“dog people”)

LA Jobs… my favorite bit that doesn’t work.

The history of Waiting tables… Uh… I can’t find anything.
Kardashian gets paid to tweet? Charlie Sheen too?

Mind of a Felon – Dave book recommended!

The War of ArtAmerican Pastoral – Greg’s book recommendations

Reigning Monarchs – recommended music from Greg

 

My show schedules, videos of my stand up, merch page and the donation button are all on the websites: www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com and probably the facebook fan page.

5 Comments
  • over three years ago
    Todd Mason
    OK, the Scribd text of Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons" was obviously scanned in using a bad character-recognition program and is too corrupted to be pleasantly read (for example, "will" becomes "wifi" in one crucial sentence), so please see your booksellers, theoretical non-Kashian reader of this, and I'll probably send along a copy, Jackie.
  • over three years ago
    Todd Mason
    OK, I can stop any time I like. Just one for the road: I forgot to note that the Siffy (formerly Skiffy) Channel is offering a US version of BEING HUMAN, too, these days (began in January), because why wouldn't they? There are only so many fake giant sea creatures to put in tv movies with Tiffany and Ms. Gibson...
  • over three years ago
    TM
    That Scribd link is the Kornbluth story...and if the typesetting could be better in spots, it's Easy...

    And, of course, the *koff* serving "wenches" in taverns and such of so much bad (and sometimes not so bad) historical drama and fiction, etc....
  • over three years ago
    TM
    or, even, prevalence...and use. Clearly, spell-checking would help, as always...good show, as always, too.
  • over three years ago
    Todd Mason
    There is a relatively young generation of LDS/Mormon sf and fantasy writers, encouraged directly by Orson Scott Card's personal efforts (and example) and also through his and others' work with encouraging the widespread involvement by young LDS writers with the Church of Scientology-sponsored Writers of the Future workshop program--a somewhat less fixed fantastic-fition writers' version of LAST COMICS STANDING in part, but mostly just a better-funded variation on such writers' workshops as Bread Loaf, Iowa State U, and the sf/fantasy-oriented Clarion. And since it is sponsored in Hubbard's memory and with COS funds, a number of folks tend to stay away...but the young LDS writers, unafraid as they are (for obvious reasons) of bad publicity associated with religion, take advantage of the money and publicity-push involved with WOTF (and the related illustrators' program), and get a bit of a leg up. Card, Frederik Pohl, and Algis Budrys (who was the first editor to buy my fiction, for his magazine TOMORROW) are among the major writer/instructors who have been involved with WOTF, even when they aren't necessarily comfortable with WOTF...seeing this as a beneficial us of the church's funds.

    Actually, as this episode has been more about the business and craft and the sociology of standup more than the usual TDF, it's pretty fascinating.

    Hey, if IDIOCRACY's sharper aspects appeal, definitely take a look at the novelet by C. M. Kornbluth, darkly satirically funny as much of his work is (at least as gracefully so as that of any of the autoerotic guys from your college comedy class, Jackie), "The Marching Morons"...an unacknowledged source for IDIOCRACY, I strongly suspect (and not I alone).
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/23657356/The-Marching-Morons
    is the Scribd transcript of that work of fiction (mostly well-typeset and I hope not pirated), and it's widely available reprinted in anthologies and the in-print Kornbluth short fiction omnibus, HIS SHARE OF GLORY (NESFA Press).

    One version of Maria Bamford's variations on the "rescue" joke, with a dog in from open water, and a guinea pig talked down from a bridge, is about five minutes into "Vision Board" on UNWANTED THOUGHTS SYNDROME.

    I'm just a bit more comfortable with cats than dogs, myself (while liking both), but mostly because of the dogs' default attitude of "What are we going to do now?" stressing We...and Now! And they're Happy till the answer is not we, not now. Cats a little better at entertaining themselves, if less so than they pretend.

    I tend to drop these little bits between the various things I have to do at work, some of which need their own locking-up time to grind through the database, leaving a minute or so to do my Columbo act...and encouraging it...both to clarify or finish thoughts seeming left hanging in, say, the first two comments, and out of fear (not great fear, usually...humanity will be deprived without my memories of 1974 comics distribution!) of forgetting about whatever it is that has occurred to me. Thanks for the name-check.

    Servers have been around in restaurants and such for quite some time...but perhaps they, and their tip-driven salaries, increased in prevalance during the Depression...