It’s time to talk movies, music and family with Rudy Pavich. We’ll laugh about Zombies, talk about movies that make us cry, and discover why Mezcal is a drink only a demon would like.
Today on Your Geek Show we bring out our best Archer impersonations for a special Halloween episode live from the Twin Cities Film Fest. Plus, were joined by guest geek Hannah Kritzeck from the upcoming documentary the “Tiniest Diva” and just back from his tour on the TV show “Chicago PD” guest geek and favorite Archer stand in, Greg Berman.
Your guest GEEK this week is comedian, magician, and giant Archer fan, Greg Berman. We share our favorite Archer moments, a little liquor, and a lot of laughs. Join us here or download on iTunes.
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer definitely need to tune in for this one. Career Specialist and Buffy Enthusiast, Denise Felder joins the crew as we look fondly back at Buffy the Vampire Slayer and what made the series so special. We also play a rousing game of “Shack-up, Screw or Stake.”
This week on Your Geek Show we celebrate Pride, Marriage Equality and Video games thanks to a great geeky conversation on Gay video game characters. We’re helped out by our guest Geek, comedian Pat Susmilch.
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See the little dude in the photo, over there? That’s my Cyclone Kid. The reason I work so hard. The little man who makes me laugh, without saying a word. He is my handsome, fuzzy-headed companion. That’s my kid, and as I’ve mentioned before, he also has Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I adore him, but he can be a lot of work. One of the things that took a long time for me to come to terms with is that I can’t do everything. That was a harsh realization for me. I’ve always prided myself on not asking for people’s help, and not being a bother to anyone. And frankly, not risking the disappointment of putting yourself out there and not getting back the response that you desired.
It is not something that I admit easily, but it is something that I should have admitted sooner; before I developed the permanent, exhaustion-fueled bags under my eyes. Kids are a lot of work. Kids with Autism, increasingly so, and no, you don’t have the time or energy to be great at everything.
This leads me to my latest Cyclone Kid story. If you can’t tell from the photo, Cyclone Kid is quite the bundle. At 5 years-old he’s already more than half my height and weight, and as strong as a baby bear. But, he doesn’t know that, which is okay. At this point, he’s still an adorable baby bear.
The other day while we were playing, he gave me one of his baby bear style hugs and knocked us both off balance. In typical Mama Bear fashion, I elected not to fall on him and instead reached out to brace myself against the nearest wall. As it turns out, drywall is no match for Cyclone Kid and me. My hand went right through, creating this lovely hand-sized hole in our wall.
That was awesome. I took a deep breath and then laughed for 10 minutes. (I’m a comic. If we don’t laugh at weird stuff like this, we’d burst into tears.) Then reality set in, that chuckles do not repair drywall.
Here’s where the “helping hand” comes in. I considered trying to fix the hole myself, but instead, I mentioned the fiasco to my good buddy, Derick. Of course, he laughed at me too, but after only two compulsory, “Sure I can help you with your hole,” jokes, he patched things right up. Totally worth it!
My “Knight in Plastered-Armor” took about 15 minutes to do what would have taken me all day, or even worse turned into an “I Love Lucy” style disaster.
(Don’t get me wrong. If I ever get a sitcom, that’s totally what’s going to happen in the episode. We’ll call it “Plaster-geddon.)
Many families with children on the Autism Spectrum talk about how they wish that they had asked for help sooner. I am no exception. So thank you to all the good friends that have stepped up to help this occasional “lady in distress.” Cyclone Kid and I appreciate you all very much.
Miss Shannan Paul
After his most recent quote showing how little respect Jerry Lewis has for women comedians and our abilities, some friends and I were asked to give our opinions on his statements. See the full responses here.
Miss Shannan Paul
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Last night my friend Stef and I went to the fantastic Make-up Happy Hour thrown by my friends Jungle Red Salon and Spa. We had a great time over a few glasses of wine, some tasty snacks and a fantastic make-up demonstration by the Jungle Red staff. My girlfriends will tell you that I’m usually a tad “make-up deficient” so I love having an expert give me tips and pretty me up.
Jodi, the make up consultant and aestheticism who was kind enough to help me out was a wealth of information for a novice like myself.
We talked about make-up application and using the correct a brushes, so next time you see me I will be trying to compete with the fierce queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race. On second thought, I’m still way too lazy to put in that much work, but at least I’ll have done my eyebrows and covered up the bags under eyes.
I leaned a few things surrounding the Make-up Happy Hour that I would like to share:
1) I can use bronzer to help define the bone structure
2) I can buy some awesome facial cleansers, serums and such at Jungle Red Salon and Spa
3) If I buy some awesome facial cleansers, serums and such from Jungle Red make sure to put them away, or Cyclone Kid will dump them out on all over my floor and moisturize my stairs.
By the way, he’s adorable. And I love him, even though he obviously wants his mama to look wrinkly and tired.