Thank you! (and you, and you)

We just finished our first full month together. I have been here since the end of March, but, until the middle of June, it was me, alone, in my creepy basement lab. Thank you for letting me out. I like it out here with the sane people.

Thank you to the nice Rubes who clicked through to Amazon from this site before doing their regular shopping. You helped pay for hosting expenses! Paying expenses keeps me out of the basement, and I love you for it. I like being around the other people. I get to write silly things about the silly things Dave and Gareth say, and occasionally write my own silly things.

I’m a glorious wordsmith at saying stuff and junk.

Greg Behrendt, Walking the Room

And within all this silliness, I get to assist two really kind, talented guys using my own tools.

I love you Rubes. Momma Carla loves you. Here’s your present: a very early picture of my writing on my Mac 512. Every time I receive a wee bit of renevue, I shall give you a embarrassing-myself present such as this.

So if you want more of this awkwardness, and more growth of the site, with means more awesome for you Rubes, these are the ways to help:

  • First off, Join the forums! Play with meeeeeee. I am creating forums that can only be accessed by members, because reasons. I want to try to coordinate with Patreon, if they have the capability, to create a tier of forums for Patreon donors.
  • Comment on articles, because Rubes talk to each other, yo. Every time I receive a comment that is not spam, I cry a beautiful diamond tear that becomes a fairy, and that is how fairies are born, from my happy tears. Don’t you believe in fairies anymore?
  • Come say hey there hi there ho there before going to Amazon‘s main page and buy whatever you like.
  • Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks— I have been a member since 2007, and I love them so so much.
  • click on any book, documentary, or music link from any given entry, and then either buy it or something else from Amazon or iTunes (which includes iBooks, the App Store, even Podcasts, which are free free free)
  • or…Buy Me A Coffee at
  • . Caffeine means hyperactivity means more site activity.

Using the money for…

Captive audience: Baseball season

An American tradition and an American invention…although we still are a wee bit confused about who to credit with its invention.

The baseball page here at is complete, with history, images, and lists of applicable episodes and their website entries. Play ball!

Oh, and our favorite teams? Mine, I share with the King, Stephen, that is: the Boston Red Sox. I lived in Kenmore Square when I attended BU, one block up and two blocks down from Fenway and the Big Green Monster. My brownstone was tucked between the giant Citgo sign and the Charles River. I could take a study break, step out on my stoop, and hear the roar of the crowd on game nights, faint jubilation just on the other side of the brownstones. To be able to hear that much humanity, coming together to enjoy something, to put everything else aside and hope to witness some magic…Who wouldn’t fall in love with that?

And, as the baseball page is dedicated to The Rube, pitcher of no-hitters and lover of shiny things, fire trucks, and puppies, this entry is dedicated to Dave’s captive baseball audience, and honorary FOD #1: Finn Anthony. Hi, Finn!Finn, on Hothead poster


The guys’ favorite baseball teams…are still pending. 🙂

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