Jun 18

Ep 31 – Not Our First Offense



Leo and I talk about how to not be offensive in the most offensive way possible.  It’s what we do and it’s the world we live in.  Hang out with us, we had a pretty good night and we got kinda deep into our offensive world.  Or is it?

I was HORRIDLY lazy this weekend, but I got the episode out, so in the next day or two, I will replace this sentence with actual shit that pertains to this episode.

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Jun 12

Ep 30 – Not Episode 30



We’re back and Leo is struggling through some big changes, some have already happened and others are still to come.  Join me as I watch him drink his stresses away and try to work some things out in his head.  Find out what my son did for his Father’s Day contribution this weekend.  It was a whole lot more than I did!

Leo is looking to own a home again, and he seems kinda stressed about it.

My son got his first tattoo this week.  He’s pretty proud of it and he swears he didn’t cry.

Probably.

My brother, being my brother, congratulated him as getting the same tattoo as Bjork!

This is the video that Ari talked about on his latest episode of Find The Stone.  Be sure to go check them out!!

You want to laugh at Florida?  I mean, who doesn’t, right?  Check out some of the crazy Florida headlines here at Florida man . . .

It seems like Florida always gets a bad rap, and truthfully, they kinda earned it, but check out this page to get a little bit of an explanation as to why it might not be as bad here as everyone thinks it is.

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May 29

Ep 29 – Not Bar Mitzvah Appropriate



We’re getting into how the comedy set is progressing, and I know that the title of the episode suggests that there might be a Jew joke.  There isn’t, but my dad has inadvertently written my closer and it’s DARK.  Also listen to me repeatedly refer to Tropical Storm Alberto as Alejandro and NEVER correct it! Our ability to be wrong is the majority of our charm.

New show, new mics, and Leo just can’t stop with the dick jokes.

For starters, I was playing around with this little storm this week, and I repeatedly referred to it as “Alejandro” in the show.  It was Alberto, and apparently I am a racist tropical storm guy.

Also, Leo went on and on about rolling the r’s, and one time he went overboard and rolled the o’s.

Please beg him to stop.

We went totally sideways right off the bat in this episode, so let me go ahead and show you the video I made Leo watch.  You’ll love it!!

Probably.

. . . . and how did it lead to this you ask?  Please enjoy the text conversation with my brother . . .  (if they are too small and you can’t read them, click them to make them bigger)

This here is the Instagram post that Natasha Samreny put up that caught me off guard while we were recording the show

If you haven’t already rushed out to buy one, this is, in fact, the GREATEST pen in the world . . .

Order them immediately or I will buy them all!!

I went looking for articles on why you shouldn’t call your kids stupid and was horrified to find even more articles on why you shouldn’t call them smart!  I’ll keep looking.

Finally, I am on a quest to find my prom picture.  I am looking, I have my mom looking, and yes, I even have my date from the prom looking . . . that’s right, 32 years later and we are still the greatest of friends and love each other to death.  We haven’t found it, but we will and when I do, it will be posted here.

In the meantime, enjoy these older pictures of me that demonstrate the fine looking man I once was . . .

Somewhere around 1989 . . . and yeah, kind of a mullet, on the roof of my parents house in West Jefferson, North Carolina. Yes, I was probably drunk.

Early in my Marine Corps career, the baby sleeping soundly in my chest turns 23 next month and you saw him sitting on his truck last week.

Visiting with my friend in North Carolina while on leave a year or so into my Marine Corps life. Same baby from the previous picture in my lap and my good friend, Tony. RIP Tony . . . I miss you, brother.

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May 21

Ep 28 – CandiedSkull and it’s Weird Legacy



It’s Eric’s history, a little bit.  Leo wanted to bring my 15 minutes of minimal fame to light so we talked about it.  How it started, how it ended and how all of it resulted in simple poverty and disappointment. Ironically, a lot like this podcast is going! Perfect!

The infamous chrome skull known in the CS community as “Skully”, when he was in his prime.

This was the final version of the CS logo. There were many, but this one was the best.

One of the earliest versions of the CS homepage. You can click it and make it bigger.

All versions of “Little Me” have always had a skull of some form on the shirt as a tribute to CandiedSkull.

The demise of Skully after the dude in the pink shirt tried to park his Mercedes in an already occupied space at about 30 mph.

After searching through old pics and things, I verified that the life span of CandiedSkull.com and the community it formed started in November of 2006 and ended in 2011.  It was at it’s peak in 2007/2008.  What does a 12 years ago Eric look like?  Well, I was not bald.

CandiedSkull . . . gaming hero to awkward teenagers around the globe.

A brand new PS2 for my 38th birthday in 2006!

The celebration of said birthday was glorious.

The big game guide that put me on the gaming author map is  available on IGN to this day.  Resistance:  Fall of Man by CandiedSkull

Thankfully, I do not weigh that much anymore.

This is that same guide as it appeared on my website.

Of course, Anthony aka “LittleSkull” aka “Tony2Skullz”

If you’re a listener and fellow gamer, please add me on Xbox and PS4!

 


 

Just to make sure Leo stays entertained . . . here is his little piece of Pulp Fiction he can’t seem to get out of his head. . .

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May 14

Ep 27 – Überstunden



We grabbed hold of our responsible side and recorded, edited and released on schedule!  This week (The title is German, obviously.  It means “overtime”.)  we’re talking about our experiences as Uber drivers so you drunks can get a feel of life on the other side.  Very little about it was good, and we’re more than happy to tell you about it.  Also, Zach from Dan’s Fans in St. Pete agreed to do an intro for us!  I’m sure he’s regretting it already.

 

These are Love Bugs, and they are boosting our economy right now.

In case you were wondering why they are so important to Florida’s economy, let me show you this picture I took of a truck at my warehouse today . . ..

Let’s get into the Uber shit . . .

If you ever get to Tampa, be sure to check out Tampa Uber drivers favorite 2:00 am hangout, La Teresita!

The video that started all the Uber uproar a few years ago . . . the Taco Bell exec that attacked his Uber driver and ended up getting maced.  Fuckin’ A right he had that shit coming!!  Respect your Uber!

This is how Leo has to drive a Nissan Versa Note . . .

Now for the good shit . . . MY own personal videos from Uber.  I spent a lot of money on that damn dash cam, so yer fuckin’ right I got some good shit.  Let’s start with the giant group of assholes from Central Ave in downtown St. Petersburg . . .

Ok, so this next one is a little long.  You don’t have to watch the whole thing if you don’t want to . . . but I advise it.  This here is my “Chicks with Dicks” ride!

This is the video blog I made almost 3 years ago using my dashcam that I bought for my Uber safety.  It’s funnier now than it was then.  Well, to me at least.  I have hair now.

I did actually find one of the videos I took driving down 7th Ave in Ybor City.  It’s not too overly exciting, but you get to see the hustle and bustle and the video is kinda shitty because it was drizzling . . . and you get to see the JESUS PEOPLE!!

Should you decide to come to Tampa and visit Ybor City . . . go during the day, and for all that is Holy . . . go to Columbia Restaurant!

Finally . . . if you have fucking HOURS to spare, PLEASE go visit Alanna’s YouTube Channel!  You won’t regret it!

Probably.

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May 08

Ep 26 – Bucket List of the Damned



Ok, so we took a little too long of a break, so we kinda made up for it by recording a little bit too long of an episode.  We dug into a post of mine from the Opticynicism Blog and gussied it up a little bit, or made a mockery of it.  One of those.  Enjoy!

Here is a link to the original blog post, Bucket List of the Damned!

I will add more to this page tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 8) when I get home from work.  I was up far longer than I should have been getting this together and it was more important to me to get the actual episode tweaked and uploaded . . . so go enjoy the show and I’ll update this page tomorrow night!

This here is the shithead that was determined to kill somebody on the highway on my way home from work the other day.  If you ever wondered why Florida has one of the highest insurance rates in the country, this would be why . . .

This, ladies and gen . . . well, the two of you, this is where I live in proximity to Tampa International Airport:

. . . and while the airplane traffic is quite loud, this was the actual noise that Leo heard that was not a plane . . .

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Apr 16

Ep 25 – Stand Up or Shut Up



This is quite possibly, the most excited I have ever been to get into stand-up.  Find out about my night at the comedy club last weekend, hanging out with Bobby from Find The Stone and just how sincerely stoked I am to make this happen.  This was not only one of my most favorite shows, but the most fun I have ever had preparing for it.  It was truly an amazing experience!

 

Outside of Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa ready to have a BIG time!

If you ever get down this way, don’t forget to stop in for laughter and libations (see, I can spit that word out too) at Side Splitters!

That’s Bobby onstage doing his set before bringing up the first open-mic of the night. That poster on the far left behind him, that is the John Caparillo poster that we thought the first comedian looked like.

 

All set up and ready to go to record tonight’s episode while adorned with my Official Space Lizard T-shirt from Dan Cummins’ Timesuck Podcast

If you haven’t started to already, make sure you check out Dan’s podcast, Timesuck . . . and listen to it!  After you’re done listening to our podcast, that is.

Of course, many thanks to the beautiful and talented Natasha Samreny for spending time shooting the shit with us out in the parking lot after the show.  I’m looking forward to seeing how far her skills will take her.  Check her out on her website at NatashaSamreny.com or if you get lucky enough to meet her yourself, be sure and ask her for one of her cool half-cards like I got.

Here is just a little taste of her stand-up as well . . .

The clips I used at the beginning and end of today’s episode come from Dan Cummins’ Comedy album, Don’t Wake the Bear.  Be sure to check out the whole album as well as all of his work.  Here is the full segment that I pulled the clips from . . . .

To close out today’s episode, here is the video that our friend Zach took today as I unloaded that big, dangerous pallet in front of his store.  If you cringe while you watch it, you are right to.

A little something I want to start doing with every episode, giving some acknowledgements to the great people on Twitter that support, retweet and mention us.  Thanks for building us up, ya’ll!!

Many thanks to @MikeJMele aka Mike, @10254Kerr aka Laurie, and @AlannaKoddy aka Alanna or That girl we like to talk to.

 

 

. . . and as always . . .

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Apr 11

Ep 24 – Strongly Worded Letters



It probably comes as no surprise that both Eric’s and Leo’s mouths can easily get them into trouble, but their sarcastic tendencies may prove to also be effective weapons when necessary.  Find out exactly how!

This was not me, but I passed right by it. I made sure to let the boss know that it wasn’t his truck in there just in case he saw it on the news.

This is a screenshot I took from Google Maps of Leo’s old cul de sac. The Carolina Hurricanes image they put in the middle is still slightly visible.

Here comes the street view from when they did it . . .

Here’s a little game for you . . . we played this with the HOA (aka, Excelsior Community Management, LLC, feel free to avoid them should you ever decide to move to Florida)  There would have been chaos had we done that logo shit on our street.  The game is:

FIND THE GARAGE DOOR DAMAGE!

Do you see it?

No?

Nobody did.

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Apr 03

Ep 23 – Do The Dot



Leo is back this week and Eric got himself an Amazon Dot, so we decided to screw with Alexa.  Ok, so we didn’t really screw with her, we mostly just played a game with her, but we plan on screwing with her in the future, as well as with Siri.  Come on in and listen as we give birth to a possible new segment which shall be named later.

 

Eric’s new dot. I think it’s watching me. I live alone and I’m still afraid to be naked in my own house.

It’s kind of disgusting to see the wealth some get to enjoy while I sweat my life away in a truck . . . Here’s the Lamborghini house.

Here’s a closer view of the driveway art . . .

Here’s the house at the end of that same block.

Donation links are at the bottom of the page if you want to help me upgrade to a house that’s like maybe a quarter of that size.

And for some reason, Leo was dead set on showing us his meat stick.  (No, you’re not going to wish you were blind after seeing this.)

If any of you are gamers and might be interested in trying out the new game Darren and I are playing, I highly recommend you check out Far Cry 5.  Do it!!

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Mar 26

Ep 22 – It’s verrrrrniiice



Leo’s not here, so Eric played around . . . and it worked.  Well!  We found new stuff to talk about, with new people and it was just . . . fun!  Kick it with Eric and his brother and their best Bro.  It’s weird, and that’s how we like it.

It’s fuckin’ his, and he aint afraid to tell ya.

You can click on it to make it bigger, just so’s ya know. You all know me by now . . . Darren on the top right and Tom bottom right.

Darren with his guitars and that’s the giant painting in the background that he never finished.

In the far background of Darren’s picture, you can see some of his work on the wall, but I’ll post this again so you can check out or even purchase some of his work at DWaechterArt.

Here’s a couple shots from when Darren was showing us his Bob and Doug McKenzie treasure.

And for those of you who are either too young or don’t remember Bob and Doug, here’s a little clip to remind you . . .

And while we’re doing videos, check out this little clip I put together of Tom getting his nightly one-liner on, on Saturday night . . .

The “Craigslist Posts” on my Opticynicism Blog were far and away the most popular posts I ever wrote, if you’d like to check them out as you ruminate on the demise of the Craigslist Personal ads, by all means, enjoy them and share them with your friends.  They’re a few years old now, but still just as relevant and funny.

Craigslist, and other reasons we’re doomed

The People of Craigslist: and you thought the people of WalMart were bad

The Craigslist results are in: Chicks rule, Dudes drool

Top 20 Tuesday for July 5th, 2011: Craigslist Leftovers

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