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The K Ohle #1: The Boat Show with Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins sits down with Kurt to talk all about his illustrious boating past. Topics include the PFTincident, Paul’s mother’s aversion to boats, and a beautiful review of some boat they looked at.

Thanks to Nick Thorburn from Islands for creating the theme song!

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  1. Chris says:

    I was buying all of the shit about Paul’s mom and the PF Changs on the water until I remembered who I was listening to. So dry.

  2. HomeBaked says:

    Why don’t you get a photo of a famous Bill (Clinton, Cosby, O’Reilly) with a bored face. Or on the bottom of a skateboard.

    I like the bird idea because it’s silly.

    You should ask Harris Wittels or even Paul, I’m sure they’d have some doozies.

  3. Lynnette says:

    This was HYSTERICAL – from beginning to end! I didn’t know that I would enjoy a show about boats but I did!

  4. SiFi says:

    I liked all the billboards really. Best was definitely “Happy Birthday, Brian!”

  5. Jared says:

    Giant Brian.

  6. Dave says:

    First guest on a brand-new podcast is Paul F. Tompkins, because of course he is.

  7. Helen says:

    Just-above-me Jen has it exactly right:
    1. Billboard Charts
    2. Giant Brian
    3. Accurate 35 times per day (Happy Birthday, Brian!)

  8. Jen says:

    If there’s still time to vote, my favorites are:
    1. Billboard Charts
    2. Giant Brian
    3. Accurate 35 times per day.

  9. Kurt says:

    Wow, Giant Brian is really pulling ahead.

    I’m thinking of making some mock ups of these.

    Also, that was not me posting under Kurt Braunohler with a link lifted from split sider. Weird.

  10. Devon says:

    Giant Brian. Hands down.

  11. Lhyzz says:

    I liked ‘Happy Birthday Brian’.

    Can I make my own suggestions for the billboard as well?
    “This billboard home to over 40 billion Antiguan Billboard Mites.”
    “Please pay attention to the road and stop reading this billboard.”
    (in hand-painted style) “How do I get down from here?”

  12. Chris Potter says:

    Dammit Kurt, do you have any idea how many podcasts I already subscribe to? You have to go and release this gem? It’s like this brand new show is the Chunk to my work productivity’s Chengwin. I will have to find away to persevere….
    And for the record, the Giant Brian billboard got the biggest laugh from me, hands down.
    Excellent show, start to finish. I’ll be pestering my friends about this for the next week.

  13. Frank says:

    Giant Brian.

  14. kurt says:

    First! Thanks for listening.

    Second! Thanks for voting on billboard ideas! I’ll have more for you to vote on next week until we whittle it down to the absolutely best fucking billboard.

  15. Erin Kelly says:

    Don’t we all have an illustrious boating past?

  16. Illusion-XIII says:

    First off, PFT for the win, always hilarious to listen to, one of the funniest off-the-cuff speakers I’ve ever heard. I hope is mother gets the professional help she needs.. or at least stays away from water.

    As for the billboards, my votes are for:
    1) the envelope (giant Brian, not regular Brian)
    b) the “Billboard charts”
    iii) My name is Board, Bill

    in that order.

  17. Ryan says:

    Love me some Kurt Braunohler. Definitely subscribing to this!

  18. Nathan says:

    “Giant Brian, not Regular Brian” wins for me…that got me somewhere in my heart. I didn’t even hear the other suggestions. My humor center wouldn’t allow because that one is too great. Where do I throw money at that? And will you take a photo and send it to me? And will Kurt be nude in the photo? And why not?

  19. Joseph Bridges says:

    I love Tom P. Faulkins!

  20. Jeff MacDonald says:

    Was that Nick Thorburn doing the themesong? radical.

  21. Tzvi says:

    Loved the birthday billboard idea.

    You know those billboards that are basically just giant LED screens. I wonder if you could hook up a camera to the back of one with a couple second delay. So it’s just like a weird time warpy window. Not so much funny as magical.

  22. Nich Hustler says:

    Paul F?! I’m there. Download immediately.

  23. Geoff says:

    Go read the description of the podcast on iTunes. It sounds batshit crazy!

    And having PFT is an automatic listen.

  24. Andrew says:

    Love the billboard idea, especially, the “Board, Bill” and the “Happy Birthday” one.