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Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! Episode 2 #150530


wwdpm-logo-marqueeGet ready for Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!, the 5MDR Geeky Quiz.

This episode of Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! broadcasts live from Charlotte, North Carolina.  Guests panelists for the show include Charlotte Geeks’ Joey Paquette, writer, martial artist, and ballroom dancer Edward McKeown, and author and storyteller Tally Johnson.  Listen as announcer Chuck Carte and host Doc Geressy engage panelists as they play Who’s the Panelist This Time?, Questions about the Geeky News, Bluff the Geek, Geeky Limerick Challenge, Warp Fill in the Blank, and Panelist Geeky Predictions.

If you are interested in booking Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! for your convention, please contact Doc Geressy or Chuck Carte at 5MinuteDelayRadio@gmail.com.

Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! Episode 2 – Click to Listen or Download

Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 2, Segment 1
Live from Charlotte, North Carolina/Who’s Our Panelist This Time?/Questions about the Geeky News

Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 2, Segment 2
Bluff the Geek

Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 2, Segment 3
Geeky Limerick Challenge

Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 2, Segment 4
Warp Fill in the Blank/Panelist Geeky Prediction

Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 98 #150317


sci-fried-eggs-logoThis week the Sci-Fried Eggs return to broadcast from Bathurst Recording Studios at Bathurst Manor.  The Eggs start by discussing the latest Ghostbusters news about the new all-male cast movie.  Virginia Tech is working on building a holodeck.  Mars News Correspondent Chuck has some news about the mysterious Captain K.  There is a new iPhone game that has the nation stumped.  And Doc has a new episode of B-Movie or B-S!

Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 98 – Click to Listen or Download

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 98, Segment 1
All-Male Ghostbusters Movie Announced

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 98, Segment 2
V-Tech Holodeck

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 98, Segment 3
Captain K’s Amazing Mars Story

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 98, Segment 4
Do Not Believe His Lies iPhone Game

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 98, Segment 5
B-Movie or B-S? #2

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Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! Episode 1 #141123


wwdpm-logo-marqueeGet ready for Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!, the 5MDR Geeky Quiz.

This episode of Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! broadcasts live from AtomaCon in Charleston South Carolina.  Guests panelists for the AtomaCon show include author and storyteller Tally Johnson, Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit, and writer, actor, and director Chuck Carte.  Listen as Doc Geressy hosts and guests and panelists play Who’s the Panelist This Time?, Questions about the Geeky News, Bluff the Geek, Geeky Limerick Challenge, Warp Fill in the Blank, and Panelist Geeky Predictions.

If you are interested in booking Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! for your convention, please contact Doc Geressy or Chuck Carte at 5MinuteDelayRadio@gmail.com.

Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me! Episode 1 – Click to Listen or Download

Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 1, Segment 1
Live from AtomaCon/Who’s Our Panelist This Time?/Questions about the Geeky News
Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 1, Segment 2
Bluff the Geek
Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 1, Segment 3
Geeky Limerick Challenge
Wait Wait…Don’t Phase Me!: Episode 1, Segment 4
Warp Fill in the Blank/Panelist Geeky Prediction

Times You Don’t Want to be the Center of Attention


People love attention.  And people love being the center of attention.  I know first hand.  I used to have a slightly better than moderately rated overnight radio show.  And being the center of attention can be a wonderful thing.  That’s why shows like American Idol and America’s Got Talent and America’s Funniest Videos do so well.  It’s literally the reason Tom Bergeron still has a job.  But for all you attention hogs out there (you know who you are), there are times when being the center of attention is not the thing you want at all.  In fact, it is those times that being the center of attention is the worst thing that could possibly happen to you.  Let me give you some examples.

• Court – That’s right.  Unless you are getting paid to be there, court is not a place where you want to be the center of attention.  The judge, the bailiff, the prosecuting attorney, the defense attorney, members of the jury, head juror, courtroom artist, stenographer, even the person who wins the case, you know what all those people have in common?  That’s right!  They’re all getting paid to be there.  And if you’re the center of attention in a courtroom and you’re not drawing some kind of paycheck, then I can guarantee that’s bad news for you.

• Anything involving the cops – Let’s say you’re selling “merchandise” out of the back of your van in a “shady” neighborhood.  And let’s say you’re “meeting your sales goals for the month.”  You’re the center of attention with your particular brand of “clientele.”  And you’re stackin’ smackers like a brick layer, so that’s the right kind of attention.   But then the Five-0 rolls up on you and “da man” gets all up in your grill and starts damaging your cool.  Your “clientele” all “run away like they done stole somethin’,” so you’re not making any money anymore.  So now the “law-enforcement authorities” are on the scene and you’re the center of attention because of some misunderstanding about “fencing” goods.  So this quickly turns into another situation where if you’re not on the clock, then you do not want to be the center of attention.

• Explosions – There’s no questions about it, explosions are awesome.  Michael Bay and any eight-year-old kid can tell you that.  Whether you are blowing up Barbie dolls or G.I. Joes (if you’re an eight-year-old kid) or cars, trucks, trains, ships, buildings, aliens, robots, alien robots, pyramids, tanks, battleships, small villages, large cities, space stations, and everything else that will and won’t blow up (if you’re Michael Bay), the point here is when that fiery concussion wave of rich, black smoke and smoldering debris erupts in that split-second of destructive heavenly bliss, if you’re not getting paid to make that explosion happen, you do not want to be the center of attention.  So aside from building demolition crews, fireworks display coordinators, pyrotechnicians, military bombardiers, and certain chemists, being the center of attention after any kind of explosion is not going to fair well in your favor.

• Weddings – Unless you’re the bride, being the center of attention at a wedding is going to end up as a fist fight in a church parking lot or getting shived by the bride in a crowded reception hall.  Trust me, I know about both of these.  So unless you are getting paid to be at that wedding, say as the minister or the DJ, or the bride (let’s face it, having someone pay for your ridiculously expensive wedding is just like printing money), then you do not want to be the center of attention.  And often, the bride shiving you is only the tip of that iceberg of trouble.  Wait until her brother who was in the Marines finds out and demonstrates how he can break your car windshield with his bare fist and proves he can shove you into a trash can.  And then her father who is an active member of the NRA shows you his impressive bullet collection by displaying them in the side of your powder blue Kia Sorento with the already busted windshield.  When they say a wedding is a bride’s day, let her have that day and, for your own well being (and the well-being of your powder blue Kia Sorento), let her be the center of attention.

I could really go on and on with scenarios, instances, and times where you don’t want to be the center of attention, but what this really boils down to is, unless you are getting paid or compensated in some way, being the center of attention is bad news.  So when you find yourself in a situation where you want to be the center of attention, just ask what you are getting out of it first, and if that answer is fame or fortune (or at the very least hourly minimum wage), then, by all means, be the center of attention like a boss.

 

♠ The title for this essay is courtesy of Brandon Echols.  If you have an essay title you’d like to suggest, email it to BatDocBlog@gmail.com.  You might see your essay title in one of my books, and I’ll be sure to thank you in the book for it!

 

Quote of the Day #140512


“Five dollars!  I don’t have that!  You know I spent all my money on gambling lessons!”

The Duster and Tex Show Episode 118 #140506


Duster and Tex LogoThis week on the show Duster and Tex are on spring break, so Gary Busey brings you a Best of The Duster and Tex Show with stories about why the boys don’t live at Myrtle Beach, sinking the jeep, getting between a mama bear and her cubs, and an unfortunate incident with some nails and a blender.

Follow Duster and Tex on Twitter @DusterandTex!

The Duster and Tex Show Episode 118 – Click to Listen or Download

The Duster and Tex Show: Episode 118, Segment 1
Best of Duster and Tex: Why We Don’t Live at Myrtle Beach

The Duster and Tex Show: Episode 118, Segment 2
Best of Duster and Tex: Sinking the Jeep

The Duster and Tex Show: Episode 118, Segment 3
Best of Duster and Tex: Between Mama Bear and Her Cubs

The Duster and Tex Show: Episode 118, Segment 4
Best of Duster and Tex: Nailed Our Blender

Quote of the Day #140502


“We’ll never be ready.  That’s the whole point.  Nobody’s ever ready for anything.  You either just do it or you don’t.”

Meme Warehouse #140429


tech support cat

Hmmm…okay, you know what, you can’t mess it up any more than anyone else from tech support.

Quote of the Day #140422


“Don’t get me wrong, I’d live on a battleship too, but an aircraft carrier has so much more room for…activities.”

Quote of the Day #140414


“I believe in coincidences.  Coincidences happen every day.  But I don’t trust coincidences.”

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