2817 – Shaking hands with Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman

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In studio notes by Garon Cockrell
Editing and additional notes by Darryl Asher


00 Hello!

Welcome in! 2817!

We’re back!!!!!

Vaccine’s work! Follow science!

Jimmy talks about the process of zoom versus studio.

It’s get up and go to work time!

Jimmy tangents and brings up Boog, the Cubs broadcaster.


“God I wish I hadn’t.”

Jimmy talks about dreaming that the snooze was working when his alarm went off.

Jimmy can’t situate himself in a way he likes currently.

Old Curly Hair? Not anymore! It’s Dragon Drop!

Thank you to all the fans for being so supportive and positive about the show during the pandemic.

It’s Bingo Sunday!

Talking about Todd Glass and his podcast. It’s part of Misfit Toys!

10 – Jimmy talks about how “melancholy” he gets at the end of the lives show.

Now Eliot is hidden behind his monitors again.

Mic arm Situation

More Than Words vs Words Get In The Way


15 – We hear a little bit of Extreme. Too much.

The sound is still in the hose!

Jimmy talks about getting excited by seeing the Geek Squad driving around.

Matt’s house came with a TV and it is still there 9 years later.

Chimney Screws!

Congrats to Dick Van Dyke on his Kennedy honors.

20 – Jimmy talks replacing tv and mounts, including the interesting mount he has with uses a wire.

Jimmy has a TV story. Matt gets tired suddenly.

25 – Oliver got wiped out by the second shot. Zoe didn’t seem to have a big issue.

The family went to see A Quiet Place 2! It’s really good!

The Belknaps went to the pool and the kids are at camp today! Things are getting back to normal!

No silliness!

30 – Nitty Gritty is offensive?


Rule of thumb? Hip Hip Hooray? Both appear to have negative history.

35 – Jimmy talks about his forehead.

We all made fun of Eliot’s suggestion to write down settings, set up for zoom. Turns out it’s not such a bad idea after all!

40 – Jimmy wants to put his pandemic wipes on ebay.

Talking stocks and AMC!

45 – Jen Kirkman is here!!!!

Sherbet vs Gelato

Rainbow Sherbet, never forget it’s creamy!

Talking comedian who lied about 9/11.

50 – Jen and Jimmy talk about Garbage Comic or Roast Master as Jen is calling it.

We’ll be right back!

Welcome back! 2817!

First time back in the studio!

55 – Talking sound screens and Jen’s podcast.

Welcome back!

Jimmy talks about his twitter feed.

Jake Tapper’s new book! https://www.amazon.com/Devil-May-Dance-Charlie-Margaret/dp/0316530239/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jake+tapper&qid=1623096050&sr=8-1

Jen LITERALLY doesn’t care about twitter. Jimmy isn’t sure he agrees with her.

60 – I use LoL a lot.

We talk about it.

Dennis Woodruff – Headshot guy https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/la-famous-dennis-woodruff/

NFT. Never Not Fungible?

1h5m – Jen talks about reading a book about The Dakota, which went into a lot of detail about changes of the time and history, including the Iron which people didn’t like.

Shark Tank!

Oliver graduates middle school on Friday!

Jen offers to home school Oliver through college.

1h10m – Jen talks about how strict her parents were, including reading her diary, because of her wild sisters. She talks about how her friends wrote letters to each other and one of them found a letter she wrote to him.

Matt went to boarding school. He talks about it.

The Wraith – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092240/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Jen saw a movie in Westwood once. End of story.

1h15m – Jimmy saw Woody and Sunyi once. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0256524/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

Jimmy had Woody Allen’s phone number. He used to call and hang up.

He talks about how he got the number.

When’s the last time Barbra Streisand vacuumed?

Jen wonders if a celeb has ever used a public bathroom.

Letters in phone numbers – https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/61116/why-did-old-phone-numbers-start-letters

Jen’s mom had her at 38.

Cabot Cove is not real. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9490511/Murder-She-Wrote-location-named-as-murder-capital-of-world.html#:~:text=Thankfully%2C%20Cabot%20Cove%20is%20fictional,mystery%20writer%20turned%20amateur%20sleuth.&text=Cabot%20Cove%20was%20supposedly%20located%20in%20Maine.

1h25m – Jen talks about Bill Maher.

We’re talking a LOT about Murder She Wrote.

Talking Spaceballs!

Billy Fish is in Streets of Fire.

Walter Hill – Still Alive



1h35m – Talking schedule for the day and post recording.

Jeopardy question from the 80s: First day of the 20th Century:
1/1/1901- Correct!

All players were wrong and all bet everything. It was possibly unprecedented.

1h40m – Trivia! (Full Results at the end!)

Category: Greetings
Question: The handshake was originally used to see what about the other person you were shaking hands with.

The Balabans! First time in a long time!

We’ll be back!

1h45m – We’re back!

Jimmy is pretty sure people aren’t glad that we’re back.

Talking about the new paint!

Round the horn!


We hear the Rich Sommer song!

1h50m – My answer is class standing!

Would Jen bring her own mic if she goes out on the road? She talks about her history and what she would do. Also her lack of interest in comedy currently.

Jimmy decided to bring his own windscreens. He’s already bought them.

Eliot has some experience with this mic change.

1h55m – Bobby Slayton story about talking to a guy in the audience about how he probably jerks off every day and the guys like, “no. I don’t.” He had two hooks for hands.

Jimmy recounts his armless audience member story.

Not using a wireless mic! It’s Eliot! He fixed his mic.

Jen comes clean about her “I can hear his thoughts” joke.

2h – Palms election coming up. Eliot is NOT running. He talks about putting up flags at the library and being told not to leave them because they’ll get stolen as someone stole the library’s security camera.

Eliot’s mic is too hot for bed music.

Jen wants her original thoughts joke to be dropped.

Eliot’s answer is Unarmed
Matt says Jewelry
Jen and Jimmy both say Strength

We guess Sue Kolinsky’s P.

Jen just met Paula Poundstone for the first time.

Pete Davidson?! No one saw that coming.

2h10m – Next week is K!

It’s Armed! Eliot wins!

Category: Greetings
Question: The handshake was originally used to see what about the other person you were shaking hands with.

Garon: Class standing (soft or rough, elitist or working class) (1 pts)
Eliot: Unarmed (22 pts)
Matt: Jewelry(for class standing?) (15 pts)
Jen: Strength (10 pts)
Jimmy: Strength (5 pts)

The answer is to see if you were armed.

Handshake originates from 5th century bc Greece!

Handshake History

2h15m – Jen talks about her podcast. It’s just HER and whatever comes up.

Alien?! https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/creepy-alien-figure-long-limbs-24224964

Jimmy talks about making it through the pandemic.

2h20m – No Mask No Gelato!


My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper/Lazy Queen/Sloth