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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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Oct 20, 2010

Episode 7

 

 

Beth Schumann is one of the managers at Rooster T. Feathers – a comedy club I played at last week – and she likes Shakespeare… a lot. She studied for a masters in it and it all began with… Gillian’s Island!

 

Mark Lee featured (did the middle spot). MC (opening) spot was played by Mr. Red Scott (who has a really nice website. These kids!)

 

Mark loves him some rafting. I keep trying to insist it’s because of Huck Finn. It is not. Fun was had!! Listen up!

 

Note about minute 12: hi… I say, by name, the three “super-fans” (a word that I'm sure is not real) and I edited their full names out of the podcast with my shitty shitty editing skills. I thought they didn't need their full names revealed. I thanked them a lot of course.

 

For the record, three people donated over $100, four donated $20-25, and one donated $50. It paid for the equipment – but not the website. SO… if you wanna donate – I need about $200/yr for website. And. Sure. If you donate $100 I’ll send a Ranger T-shirt and both CDs as a “gift.” That you paid for, as well as paying for/towards the podcast. Hit the donate button and write me a note and I’ll ask you want you want - in any case, you are loved and thanks.

jkNotes in no particular order:

Matches were invented.

Michigan hand map.

Wisconsin hand map.

Fuzzy Wuzzy might have been based on Kipling – third poem down – but LOOSELY.

Beth’s favorite  Shakespeare’s Sonnet #130, because, as she says, “which I like to call 'you may be ugly but I love you anyway'”

 

There IS an iPhone APP that you buy and gets you all the shows and, soon, EXTRA content.(like andy’s suggestion that you read/see Hamlet BEFORE you see R&G are Dead). If you have a Droid/Palm/Blackberry – you can get the latest ep at Stitcher.

6 Comments
  • almost seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    Will I ever shut up? I will, after namechecking as I meant to previously Tom Stoppard, who wrote among much else for the stage and occasional filming, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, which has of course inspired a R&G ARE UNDEAD, because how could it not. Ms. Schumann, you were great fun to hear, as was Young Mr. Lee...these kids today, with their toothpaste and their rafts.
  • almost seven years ago
    Beth Schumann
    I realized that at some point I said something about Mark not being "as old as WE are" [emphasis added]. I would like the record to reflect that I am older than Jackie as well, by enough years that we aren't really in the same category of "old." My "old" is much older than Jackie's "old."
  • almost seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    Thanks! They were composed in a bit of a hurry, as I had to take a colleague out to catch the last train home for her, so I didn't even make the obvious Hussey pun or note that Mark's casual observation that they didn't have any porn back when Wisconsin was being founded is a bit out of whack, to not get too distended in the wordplay, inasmuch as FANNY HILL and such were certainly around, even if KAMA SUTRAs and Japanese prints of the time and earlier might've been locally hard to come by (koff).

    I haven't bothered to go look it up, but I think what tends to disitnguish a raft is flattishness on top and bottom...no rudder, like ruddered boats, and smaller than a barge, and not shaped like a canoe or kayak/umiak...and maybe it can't have a motor and still be a "raft", kind of like a glider can't and not be a plane, since cigarette boats and such don't have rudders, either, I don't think, unless we count the outboard motors. Certainly, Jim and Huck's raft was something large enough, iirc, to have a small shelter on it...and certainly large enough to hold at least four people at once. But they, as Mark Lee notes, weren't hitting anything like rapids, at very least not much.
  • almost seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    "Rikki Tikki Tavi" was in the Kipling JUNGLE BOOK...just not Mowgli stories ("The White Seal," too, unless I misremember that title...).
  • almost seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/tikki.html for "Tikki Tikki Tembo..."
  • almost seven years ago
    Todd Mason
    Wow...so many potential directions at once. And so many callbacks to porn (my erotica, your porn, their perversion). Not least the memory of Olivia Hussey Very briefly naked in the 1960s Franco Z. film of ROMEO AND JULIET...I think Leonard Whiting might've been at least mostly naked, but will admit to not being too interested in looking in his direction while watching particularly that little bit of the film, for the first time in my Hawaiian high school's assembly hall (Punahou did a Shakespeare play every year, in all the English classes, with R&J in hot rotation)...quite aside from Natalie Wood and Sondheim & Bernstein's score for That variation of R&J, you could try to get the kids to pay attention to that music-videoesque version of R+J, wherein I really started to note what a cute woman Claire Danes was growing into, as she and Paul Sorvino and just maybe John Leguizamo gave the only actual performances, or to our most widely-seen Shakespearean actress of the '90s, Julia Stiles...HAMLET & O as well as 10 THINGS...and, of course, that later work of the Bard, the Bourne Movies. (Oh, wait.) But maybe not. FORBIDDEN PLANET is pretty much THE TEMPEST, if that helps.

    I sure remember the GILLIGAN musical, too. More soon. Good interview!