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Episode 194

Show Notes:

  1. Weekend in LA
  2. Chris Hardwick #Funcomfortable
  3. Walking Dead and Talking Dead (no spoilers)
  4. RIP Grandpa: memories of my Grandfather
  5. Future guests including Martin!

Read the first chapter of Wayne Gladstone's Agents of the Internet Apocalypse  Order today!!

Opener contains sound from the Doctor Who episode "Almost People."   Music by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

The chime is from RCP Tones. It's been part of the Nerdist podcast since the beginning. See: nerdist.com/download-the-nerdist-podcast-ringtone/

I combined my favorite 11th Doctor saying with the Nerdist chime, and my favorite marching band song to date "Hold On I'm Coming" by Sam and Dave as done by The URI Marching Band.

End theme this week is Louie Louie by That Ram Marching Band!

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This week I talk about what I did last week.  Last week I was in San Diego.  If you haven't heard it by now, I quemmented on the Nerdist podcast episode with CM Punk.  So listen as I tell you about it as well as take a mulligan on my quemment. 

Many thanks to the gracious and charming Chris Hardwick.  His super power is his ability to make people feel at ease. 

Music by The University of Rhode Island Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

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This week I babble about my weekdnd in NY.  I talk about hugs and the great things I've learned from Nerdist.  Hedwig and the Angry Inch is awesome.  Mssing Nerdist pods? I have promos for two of my favorite podcasts. 

Please visit nerdist.com and support them because I really like them.

Music performed by the URI Ram Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany.

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Summary: I talk about my trip to CA. In this episode, I talk about SF Sketchfest, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Palo Alto and Nerdist Industries! Here is a link to all my CA 2014 pictures!

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[audio="stuff.mp3"] Show Notes:

  • Iron Man 3, Robert Downey Jr is Iron Man
  • 2/3 Nerdist Podcast Live, Matt Mira Rules
  • Chris Hardwick's show is developing well
  • Promotions: 2 Nerds 1 Podcast https://www.facebook.com/2Nerds1Podcast
  • eowlarts has fine handmade jewerly: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/eowlarts
  • You Made it Weird is awesome
  • 2008 Marching Band Season: Voodoo, Hernando's Hideaway, Big Noise from Winnetka!
  • Help me celebrate 2 years of podcasting? Review me on iTunes, ask me a question on twitter, send me a quemment via email. Go to dihard.info for information!

Music for this podcast is performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany! This episode opened with Fire and closed with Louie Louie     Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now. Thank you for listening! I love you guys!

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Show notes:

  • I talked about last weekend.
  • NANO: Just Steve, Gillian, Mary Leora, Tara, Emily
  • Go check out her plushies! http://www.etsy.com/shop/EMYStuffNplush
  • Chris Hardwick agreed to be on my podcast. But his body language was as if I asked him to make sweet love to a hornet's nest. But he SAID yes and that's what I'm going with. Speaking of making love to a hornet's nest
  • Swedish man making love to a hornet's nest: FALSE: http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/hornetsnest.as

Opening Theme: Opening Theme: Lock You Up Closing Theme: Louie Louie Both performed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany.

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Summary and Links:

Thank you for listening! You can support the show by sending in comments, subscribe & review on iTunes, use the Amazon link when shopping, send me virtual hugs, and more! http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393193&linkCode=shr&tag=dihpod-20

Themes: "Open up wide" and "Louie Louie" performed by the University of Rhode Island Marching Band.

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Thank you to Patty Marvel for her generous donation! Follow her on twitter! @pattymarvel Opening music and closing music from Murray Gold's Doctor Who sound tracks!

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Summary and Links:

Opening and closing themes: Music from Doctor Who by Murray Gold.

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"We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?" -The Big Bang, 11th Doctor

This episode brought to you by Patty Marvel! follow her on Twitter! @pattymarvel

For more information on how to support the Podcast go to: http://dihard.info

Summary and Important Links:

Opening and closing themes are from the Doctor Who sountracks by Murray Gold. Support him by buying his wonderful soundtracks on you favorite multimedia sellers!

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Important Links and Summary:

Opening theme "Open Up Wide". Closing theme "Louie Louie". Both performed by the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany. Other music is generic sounds that are included in garage band. :-)

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Episode 52: The Good and the Bad

In this episode I nerd out about my trip to Nashville and Memphis TN.

  • Sightseeing in Nashville
  • Shopping in Nashville including buying the pink boots because cowboy boots are cool! (Sez the Doctor!)
  • Chris Hardwick comedy set
  • JC Cope was the MC
  • Chris Killian was the "Middle" I forgot to mention that I referred to him as the "other" Chris. I also feel really bad about not buying his CD. One of these days I will remember to bring cash to the Nerdist events!
  • Super Special Awesome Welcome to the people I met in Nashville: Chris & Shannon, Glen, the family and the guys at the gas station on the way to Memphis!

Opening theme: "Get It On" performed by the 2008 University of Rhode Island Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany Ending Theme: "Do It Anyway" by Ben Folds Five off their album "The Sound of the Life of the Mind" available where you purchase your multimedia! Thank you for listening and reading! Remember, do not give up what you want most for what you want right now!

Links:

  • @ckcomedy http://www.ckcomedy.com/
  • https://twitter.com/whoistccope
  • https://twitter.com/chrisdashrob
  • https://twitter.com/shannonfox
  • https://twitter.com/0p3r8r
  • For more samples of TC Cope and Chris Killian: http://spillway.ca/episode-52-the-good-and-the-bad

Direct download: episode_52.mp3
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This is my 5th year back in the URI Marching Band.  Everyone in the band is so smart and talented.  We work really hard and the results are amazing.  I wish I could post the field shows. I'm honored and thrilled to be part of this incredible organization! Everyone is super talented and dedicated.  I am so grateful for all the memories!!

This show was taped on my iPhone so the quality isn't the best but it's pretty decent.

Pass in Review program for the University of Rhode Island Ram Marching Band

  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9
  • Jupiter
  • Drum Line #1
  • Magical Mystery Tour/Lady Madonna
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Blackbird/Yesterday
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/The End
  • Drum Line #2
  • El Cumbanchero
  • Green Onions
  • Everybody’s Everything
  • Drum Line #3
  • Time Warp
  • Watermelon Man
  • Apache
  • Louie Louie
  • Fight Song Segue Sung
  • Alma Mater

URI, the URI Marching Band nor I own any of the copy rights to the music performed on this podcast.  No copy right infringement intended so pleas don't sue me, URI or the URI Marching Band!

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Episode 47: Post Nerdist Live Blues

Post Nerdist Blues (I should write a song).

  • Met Patty Marvel (@pattymarvel) She a collaborator for my wordpress site and writes many intelligent comments on Nerdist.com.
  • Met Erika who is a friend of Tarah and Gillian. Tarah and Gillian dressed as Daleks. Everyone wanted their photos. It was very cool.
  • Ate dinner at Carmine's. Very good Italian food and very good conversation.
  • Nerdist show had no stand up but a very good conversation featuring Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beachman. (Joel Hodgman was also there)
  • I quemmented. I say my follow up quemment on this podcast. That's always the way eh?
  • I finally started covering the Nerdist Way. I talk about goals and milestones. I also reveal my character's name and it's origin.
  • HIMYM has started!!
  • Jonah Raydio: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/10/jonah-raydio-1-episode-2/

Thank you for listening! Remember, don't give up what you want most for what you want right now! Opening theme: Open up Wide (2008) That Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardanay. Closing segment is a word from Larry Miller followed by a sample of Do it Anyway by Ben Folds Five.

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I'm testing if you can put a youtube video in your podcast feed. At any rate I hope you enjoy the video I made.  If this works I will be adding video content!  You'll get to see me as well as hear me!!  Oh please try to contain your excitement!

In the mean time go check out Chloe's new video.  It's adorable!! http://youtu.be/7YjqKnXYLhc

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Welcome to the third and final installment to the Post Nerdist LA show.

  1. The Duke Spirit: http://thedukespirit.com They played two songs. The first song was The Step and The Walk off their album Neptune.  The second was the new single off their album Glorious.  The band is straight up rock.  There are lots of heavy bass and drum beat.  The lead singer reminds me a bit of Janis Joplin and Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane/ Jefferson Starship).  The Duke Spirit is an oasis In the world of over produced pop fluff and auto tuning.
  2. http://www.youtube.com/embed/9_EwQyOmdPs Glorious
  3. http://www.youtube.com/embed/UkymJsrUkt0 The step and the walk
  4. Spotify: https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:dianemartinz:playlist:6fzE1Ymf096pMcFoD7eBDB
  5. Rdio: http://rd.io/x/QUctuzFcLEY
 

Recommendations of the week
Peter Weller on Hero Complex: The Show
http://www.nerdist.com/2012/06/peter-weller-on-robocop-and-more-on-hero-complex-the-show/


Brian aka Salithox's Podcast/Blog
http://salithox.blogspot.com/


Opening song is The Step and the Walk by The Duke Spirit. The closing songs are a sample of The Duke Spirit songs: Glorious (their new song) Available only on their website: http://thedukespirit.com
Songs off Neptune:
Send a Little Love Token (Featured in the movie "17 Again")
Wooden Heart


itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/neptune/id494613337
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Neptune/dp/B006WFZFFM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340567613&sr=8-3&keywords=the+duke+spirit

Twitter @dihard11

Feedback: Dihard@dihard.info

Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industries! http://support.dihard.info


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Summary:


       * Dave Hill was on Alison Rosen (the news girl for Adam Carolla) podcast, http://alisonrosen.com/2012/06/ariynbf-118-with-dave-hill/
       * Dave Hill at the Boston Improv
          * The Under Shirt
          * All in all it was a great night!  I got lost on the way home.  It was special that after 30 mins I ended up back where I started, passing the Boston Improv.  It was really special when I passed the Wilbur.  Oh memories...and not the best ones either.  I fail to understand why I get myself lost getting out of Boston. You'd think I'd have this by now.  But I have the sense direction of Ryoga Hibiki from Ranma 1/2. 
       * The Boston Improv would make a really awesome venue for Nerdist.


    Joke of the Week:  I have no idea right now.....


    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/129826#more-129826 


    Links:

    1. Tasteful Nudes
      1. http://www.amazon.com/Tasteful-Nudes-Misguided-Validation/dp/1250002036/ref=tsm_1_tp_un_it
      2. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tasteful-nudes-dave-hill/1110787182?cm_mmc=affiliates-_-linkshare-_-je6nubpobpq-_-10%3a1&ean=9781250002037&itm=1&usri=tasteful+nudes
    2. Alison Rosen is You New Best Friend:
    3. My photos from the Boston Improv: http://dihrd.me/LPjeSS
    4. Jonah Ray
      1. "This Is Crazy Mixed Up Plumbing"    http://www.amazon.com/This-Crazy-Mixed-Plumbing-Explicit/dp/B0010SAN30/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-2
      2. "Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello"  http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Magic-Plane-Person-Explicit/dp/B0080H5UBO/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-1
    5. Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industires: More info: http://support.dihard.info
    6. Amazon link (Please book mark and use when you go shopping! It supports Nerdist Industires!):

    Twitter @dihard11

    Feedback: Dihard@dihard.info

    Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industries! http://support.dihard.info

    Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!

    Direct download: podcast_0-30.mp3
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    Episode 29: Post Live Nerdist Pt1: Jonah Ray!

    Summary:

    1. Exciting journey to LA.  Getting the vapors & a visit to Marina Del Ray Emergency Room.
    2. Hester Street Fair
    3. LA Walk of Fame
    4. Visiting Nerd Mecca
    5. The Nerdist Podcast over view part I.
    6. Joke of the Week
    7. Recommendation of the Week

    Links:

    1. Previous and new albums
      1. "This Is Crazy Mixed Up Plumbing"    http://www.amazon.com/This-Crazy-Mixed-Plumbing-Explicit/dp/B0010SAN30/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-2
      2. "Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hellohttp://www.amazon.com/Hello-Magic-Plane-Person-Explicit/dp/B0080H5UBO/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339166059&sr=301-1
    2. Connan appearance! http://teamcoco.com/video/jonah-ray-tj-maxx
    3. Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industires: More info: http://support.dihard.info
    4. Amazon link:

    Twitter @dihard11

    Feedback: Dihard@dihard.info

    Support the podcast by supporting Nerdist Industries! http://support.dihard.info

    Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!

    Direct download: podcast_0-29.mp3
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    DiHard Podcast heads to LA next week!!!   Will there be bowling?  Will there be meeting tons of nice Nerdist/Nodes?  Will there be QUEMMENT??? 

    Bens Fold Fives New Project: Still time to pledge!!

    click on Pledge Music if you wish to pre-order their new album!!

    Nerdist Article

    My YouTube Video with Nerdist Live Photos and BF5’s Do It Anyway

    Recommendation of the week:  Nerdkicks!  According to them:

    We believe that nerdy skills are superpowers. With the help of our amazing nerdy guests, we test our theory by decoding nerdy identities, examining alter egos, and learning what it takes to be a truly influential, accomplished nerdy sidekick.

    Head over to http://nerdkicks.com and join in on the fun!!

    GET WELL LARRY MILLER….or I’ll be forced to tell more jokes!  Can the world deal with that??

    Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

    If you haven’t subscribed to the Nerdist Channel YouTube Channel, what are you waiting for?  There are so many varieties of entertainment, something will grab your fancy!  There is Chris Hardwick in Celebrity Bowling!  You have weird stuff from Japan.  There is even cute things being blown up!   If you want more Nerdist content, subscribe TODAY! 

    Twitter @dihard11

    Feedback:Dihard@dihard.info

    Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!

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    1) Nerdist Live Event & how Matt Peppler's poster caused references to 9/11???

    2) Bens Fold Fives New Project

    click on Pledge Music if you wish to pre-order their new album!!

    Nerdist Article

    My YouTube Video with Nerdist Live Photos and BF5's Do It Anyway

    Thank you for listening.  Seize YOUR burrito!

    If you haven't subscribed to the Nerdist Channel YouTube Channel, what are you waiting for?  There are so many varieties of entertainment, something will grab your fancy!  There is Chris Hardwick in Celebrity Bowling!  You have weird stuff from Japan.  There is even cute things being blown up!   If you want more Nerdist content, subscribe TODAY! 

    Twitter @dihard11

    Feedback:Dihard@dihard.info

    Opening music "Open Up Wide" under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band.  The closing song is "Do it anyway" unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!


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    Category:Live Shows -- posted at: 8:17pm EST
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    Opening and closing songs are from the 2008 URI Ram Band. Opening song is "Get it on" and closing theme is "Voodoo"

    In this episode I talk about the comedy central taping.  I got hang out with Gillian.  We saw the show twice.  Chris said hi to us.  I got a Chris Hardwick hug (tm pending).

    I also met Chloe Dystra.  I was luke warm in my description of her.  The gentlemen around us asked "Who is that hot babe."  I told them it is the game reviewer and cosplay specialist Chloe Dystra.  She is very tall.  She was wearing heels.  I was not.

    Ok, I'm hobbit sized so EVERYONE is taller than I am!!!  I get this. Nevertheless..she is very tall, young and beautiful. 

    The portable recorder I am going to order is the Zoom H4N: http://www.amazon.com/Zoom-Handy-Portable-Digital-Recorder/dp/B001QWBM62/ref=lh_ni_t

    Feel free to comment, question, quemment, flame: https://twitter.com/#!/DiHard11

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    Nerdist SF Sketchfest

    New hosting site means new opening and closing music.  It's still the URI Ram Marching Band 2008.  The opener is Get It On and the closer is Voodoo.

    This week I do the following:

    1) complain about Mevio

    2) talk about Nerdist Live

    3) complain about Chris' old jokes and be thankful that he's doing a special

    I may have to red-do my podcast on iTunes.  I'll let you know if/when that happens.

    Links:

    GPlus

    Tumblr

    @dihard11

    That podast is really Doctor Who: A Man with a Box Podcast.  I need to fire my producer.  ;-)

    Doctor Who: Man in a box

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