Maybe it's the lack of sleep, but this comic was WAY funnier in my head. I'm trying to play the fourth panel straight. Like peeing your pants at the sight of the Iron Man 2 trailer is a perfectly acceptable and normal reaction.
I think maybe I didn't make bed-ridden Tom look disheveled enough by the trailer watching experience. The world may never know.
Sorry to be so self-deprecating first thing in the morning. Nothing more endearing than a comedian who immediately apologizes for then over-explains his joke. This is what happens when you operate on 4 hours of sleep several days in a row.
I used to be much better on no sleep. In the past, I could sleep for 4 hours and be fine the next day. I think the problem in this situation is that the sleeping I'm getting is constantly being interrupted. It's as if waking up resets what counts as sleep. So instead of the 4 or 5 hours I know I'm getting, it feels more like the 30 minutes I got before my alarm went off and I was forced to start my day.
All these things will level out soon. I promise.
I also promise not to make EVERY post about being a new father and the demands of my time as a result of it.
In case you missed it last night, we made a very special announcement regarding The Triple Feature - the movie podcast I've been doing every Monday night for the last 3 years with Joe Dunn of Joe Loves Crappy Movies and Gordon McAlpin of Multiplex.
Last night we announced that next Monday's show - Monday, January 11, 2009 - will be our last.
I'm bummed about it, but I think it's the right thing to do. It's getting increasingly difficult for the three of us to schedule anything in advance of the show and now that I have two kids I'm hardly seeing ANY movies these days. I enjoy moderating the conversations between Gordon and Joe, but I also wish I could participate more.
Gordon has his reasons of wanting to end the show. Joe, too. What's important is that we aren't ending the show with any animosity for each other. It was just simply time to move on.
To be frank, I don't think any of us thought that it would last this long, but we've had a lot of fun doing it and appreciate the support of the listeners for the last three years.
At any rate, if you want more information about our reasons for closing up shop, visit The Triple Feature page on TalkShoe.com and download Monday's show. We hadn't recorded a show since November 30, so getting back together on Monday was a blast. I was laughing so hard I was crying at one point.
Of course, then again, it could have been the sleep deprivation.
Our final show will be next Monday at 9:00 PM CST. We're going to list our Top 10 movies for 2009 and we plan to go a little long. Please help us spread the word about the show so we can go out with a bang. It would be great if you guys could set aside some time to call in. We want to make it a party.
That's all for now. Not much else for me to talk about. I hope everyone is well and Happy Wednesday!
I'm happy to hear you're recovering from that mini-stroke the other day.
I have a surprise for you...
CHECK IT OUT!
THE IRON MAN 2 TRAILER!
Uh, dude. I think your catheter might be loose.
They took my catheter out yesterday.