Telfer began his comedy career in 1996, performing and writing in Chicago, IL.
This week in The Geekdom Cave, we talk about the man, the legend, the dark knight, the caped crusader himself... BATMAN! Tom is back and we ponder all things shrouded in a cape and cowl, from the page to the big screen.
September 17 is Batman Day. If you forgot this year, let this serve as a reminder for you for 2017 -- and make up for it by listening to this podcast.
Step inside the Cave for this first installment of what is sure to be an ongoing nerdgasm of a saga!
I sit down with Tom this week and we play catch-up on the 2016 summer in entertainment: movies, TV, and even some Netflix originals (and yes, there are spoilers). So step into The Geekdom Cave and watch your step.
Moustaches: the symbol of manliness. While in recent years, it appears moustaches have tragically gone "out of style", there should be little doubt that in their heydey, they were the ultimate fashion statement for men.
One of my favorite moments during Dave Letterman's final few weeks was Norm Macdonald's tearful salute. As he was performing a standup routine during one of Dave's last shows, he told a story of seeing Letterman do stand up when he was a kid which made MacDonald want to go into comedy. He capped off the routine telling a joke he heard Dave say that night all those years ago.
I was at a lounge last Saturday night. A well dressed man in his early twenties was sitting at a nearby table and I overheard him ordering an Old Fashioned because "That's what Don Draper drinks!" I wanted to call this guy a loser but I was doing exactly the same thing. Except I didn't admit it aloud. Besides, his horn rimmed glasses were much nicer than mine.
Full disclosure upfront: the first stand-up comedy CD I ever purchased and listened to multiple times over was Demetri Martin's 2006 debut , These Are Jokes. I bought the CD while on a road trip to Minneapolis to see a concert, and listened to the album multiple times on the 8-hour drive home.
The first thing you notice when you step off the elevator in Vancouver's Standard Building -- home of New Image College of Fine Arts -- is that this isn't quite the educational learning facility you're expecting. Backed by a lush, almost new age-feeling interior -- which serves as the sign in desk for both the in-house spa and the acting/esthetics school -- I suddenly wasn't sure what to expect.
One of the reasons why popular works of fiction remain well known through the ages is because they get homaged in later works of fiction. Homages are done to pay respect to these original works. When a movie or a television show is homaged, it keeps the original relevant, jewelry importer and fans of the original are usually glad to see the homage.