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Witness as the Associated Press arrives at the pinnacle of news reporting;
sublimely capturing the gravity of the moment with this headline:

jodie foster's globes

#Sarcasm

 

 

it's enough to make a Canadian throw up

…just in case you’re interested…

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this site.  It’s kind of interesting (if you want to know stuff about who is listening with you & where they’re from…Here’s a hint: 64 countries):

It’s all interactive & ‘graphics-y’!  Here’s an excerpt:

This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012.

Click here to see the complete report.

Guests:
Me (Samson Davis), Don Pardo & some echo-voiced guy from Chicago


We talk about
:
Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Xmas, New Year’s Eve, computer-generated spam, #GreatMomentsInJournalism

 

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'2012 End of the World Xmas'...or 'A Bunch of People Who Experienced Miraculous Re-births'?

‘2012 End of the World Xmas’…or ‘A Bunch of People Who Experienced Miraculous Re-births’?

 

 

 

Hey folks! I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better in the process).  It’s really easy to help…


If you like what I’m doing
:

1) …say so on the iTunes comments page for the show

2) ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!

or…

3) Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?).

4) You can also donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  It’s on the homepage: (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & a little bit down)…

 

 

Also, you can buy my damn music:

temperature & pressure–’geology’

 

…and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:

“It’s weird DC changed the name of the Bullets to the Wizards because it was offensive…but they STILL have a team called the ‘Redskins’.”

 

 

Thanks for listening and looking…Luv you guys–Take care!!!

 

 

Great interview question: "What do you own?..."

Great interview question: “What do you own?…”

 

 

 
OK, this is more like it...stereotypically boring.  Got it...just as expected.  You don't even need to look at the third article.

OK, this is more like it…stereotypically boring. Got it…just as expected.                                                                                              You don’t even need to look at the third article.
Are you fucking kidding me?!  How can you use this headline?...and think I'm not going to tear you apart on my podcast?

“Paul McCartney Dead”!!???  Are you fucking kidding me?!  How can you use this headline?!                                                             …and think I’m not going to find a way to tear you apart on my podcast?

 

!!!!!Thanks for tuning in to this edition of, #GreatMomentsInJournalism!!???

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest: 
Samson Davis (me)

We talk about:
Oh, you know how HE do!!!  He CRAZY, yo!!!  He all be talkin’ ’bout RELIGION and shit…yeah, he crazy

 

 

 

Most of you couldn’t make it to see my first stand-up set in person.  Some of you asked to hear it anyway.  Here it is.

Posting this could be the most egotistical thing I’ve ever done…but it’s also a moment of ‘personal history’.  I’ve loved comedy since I was a little, skinny, idiot of a kid.  Now as a skinny idiot of an adult, I finally considered it as something that I could possibly pull off (or at least I wanted to try).  I took a quick course at Curious Comedy Theater with Gabe Dinger, a local favorite of mine.  Six weeks later, there I was onstage…giving people a moment of my own ‘personal history’.  At this point, I’m planning on continuing down the stand-up path (hence the cocky ‘part 1’ in the title of this episode).  Let’s see where this goes–strange times are ahead for sure…I can’t wait!

P.S. I’m sorry the sound quality is not the best (pretty good for an iPod™ audio recording device onstage, though).

 

 

 

 

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–Inspiration & the Voluntary Loss of Fear–

–When good people don’t vote, bad people win…Vote with your conscience, not your fear.–

 

 

Stay tuned for the next ‘portlandians’ for a bit of investigative journalism, perhaps?…

…and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:

(to @GregProops) “Thanks for your politics…and your Dokken references.” 

 

 

 

Hey folks! I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:

1) …say so on the iTunes comments page for the show

2) ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!

or…

3) Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days–It couldn’t hurt, right? ).

4) You can also donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  It’s on the homepage: (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & a little bit down)…

 

 

Also, you can buy my damn music:

temperature & pressure–’geology’

Thanks for listening and looking…Luv you guys–Take care!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll have a new podcast show up pretty soon.  In the meantime:
…This is not music, comedy or revolution…but it’s real…and maybe it’ll help somebody…

 

(10.24.2012)

I’ve seen my Dad once since I was in 5th grade.  Somehow, his daughter (that I’ve never met) found me.  He’s been living in Arizona.

I just said goodbye to him…over the phone.  He couldn’t even respond.  He was so drugged-up, I don’t even know if he heard any of it, including me saying, “I love you, Dad”.  Apparently, it didn’t matter because at some point, the phone got cut off.  For the second try, they put me on speakerphone for some fucking reason (why do I have to say goodbye to my father in front of a roomful of strangers?).  I got interrupted at the end by his daughter saying, “They’re taking his breathing tube out now”.  That time, I might have actually forgotten to say, “I love you, Dad”.  By the way, this is all happening while I’m sitting in a diner called, of all things, My Father’s Place…

…Two hours later, I showed up for the first day at a new job. There was a car out front with Arizona plates, so it caught my eye. The plate # was 848-DAD…but other than that, I’m having a great day…

 

 

Make amends while you still can…

 

 

 

 

 

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Guests:

Lauriel Arwen, Orion & The Philosoraptor

 

We talk about:

…how US culture deals with death, but specifically:
the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden, vengeance, the philosophical comedy of Greg Proops, population control, Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s thoughts on celebrating death, Was the US reaction to 9/11 the wrong one? & Why did a facebook ‘friend’ delete our entire conversation?

 

 

 

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‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!

…and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:

@ the DNC tonight: Telemundo personality Cristina Saralegui (a woman with 100 million viewers)
says, “Don’t boo…VOTE!”

 

 

 

Hey folks! I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:

1) …say so on the iTunes comments page for the show

2) ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!

or…

3) Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days–It couldn’t hurt, right? ).

4) You can also donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  It’s on the homepage: (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & a little bit down)…

 

Also, you can buy my damn music:

temperature & pressure–’geology’

Thanks for listening and looking…Luv you guys–Take care!!!

 

Guests:

Lauriel Arwen, Sean, Orion, The Anonylosopher/The Philosoraptor/Bird of Prey

 

We talk about:

How US culture deals with death, but specifically…belief(lessness), the responsibility of freedom, When could you kill?, The Todd Glass Show, Alan Turing, Trayvon Martin, homophobia, racism, the conservative/liberal disconnect, the philosophical comedy of Jackie Kashian

 

 

 

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Intelligence Study Links Low IQ to Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

Professor Gordon Hodson, PhD

 

 

Hey folks! I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:

1) …say so on the iTunes comments page for the show

or…

2) Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days–It couldn’t hurt, right? ).

3) You can also donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  It’s on the homepage: (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & a little bit down)…

Also, you can buy my damn music:

temperature & pressure–’geology’

 

 

Thanks for listening and looking…Luv you guys–Take care!!!