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October 30, 2005

Night of the Living Left: Part Two

Part Two, the conclusion to Pure Idiom's Halloween Podcast episode, "Night of the Living Left", is hot off the, uhm, audio editing program, and is now available for download.

Click here to Listen to "Night of the Living Left: Part2".

Nathan and Scott, our two secret agents of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, plus Tinkerbell their talking cat, kidnap Alice Cooper from his Halloween night concert, storm evil Professor Churchill's house and struggle valiantly to save the world from an infestation of evil commie zombies. Alice Cooper turns out to know Karate, and Tinkerbell discovers that zombies taste like chicken.

Pure Idiom Podcasts contain explicit language. All impersonations of people and depictions of places and events (real or otherwise) are entirely fictional and meant for entertainment purposes only.

Enjoy!

And don't forget: October 31st is the final day to enter your email and win a signed copy of Bruce Campbell's CD audiobook, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way"! Just send us an email at pureidiom@spamarrest.com and tell us in less than 300 words just why you think you deserve to win.

The top 5 emails will be posted on the website, and the five lucky winners will each receive their copy of Campbell's hilarious audiobook.

Winners will be announced November 1st.

Posted by nathan at 08:01 PM | Comments (11)

October 27, 2005

Night of the Living Left: Part One

It's here, it's now and it's happenin' . . . the latest Pure Idiom Podcast is available for download!

Click here to Listen to "Night of the Living Left: Part1".

Nathan, Scott and Tinkerbell fight off a commie zombie invasion, led by Professor Ward Churchill (all impersonations of real and unreal people are strictly fiction, and are for entertainment purposes only). They visit a Zionist Elder for advice, and use the Impossibility Engine to stock up on zombie killing weapons.

Pure Idiom Podcasts contain explicit language. All impersonations of people and depictions of places and events (real or otherwise) are entirely fictional and meant for entertainment purposes only.

Part Two, the conclusion to "Night of the Living Left", will be available over the weekend. Enjoy!

Posted by nathan at 12:36 PM | Comments (5)

October 26, 2005

Thursday's Menu

Part One of Pure Idiom's Halloween episode, "Night of the Living Left", will be available for download Thursday afternoon, with Part Two available over the weekend.

Watch this space . . .

Posted by nathan at 11:18 PM | Comments (1)

October 25, 2005

Halloween Podcast Tease!

Wanna hear a little audio teaser for the Pure Idiom Halloween podcast? Click here to get your short but sweet hit of audio ecstasy!

Hopefully, this little snippet will whet your appetite for the full Halloween Podcast, "Night of the Living Left", in which our two unlikely compatriots of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (and their Libertarian Leaning cat) battle a horde of commie zombies controlled by a dastardly University Professor.

Stay tuned . . .

And just a reminder -- we're getting down to the wire on the Bruce Campbell audiobook contest. You have only 6 days left to send your email to pureidiom@spamarrest.com and tell us why you think you deserve to win a signed copy of Campbell's "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" audiobook on CD. It's clever, it's witty, and best of all, it's FREE if you win!

We have only five copies to give away, and winners will be announced November 1st, so we need your emails by midnight of October 31st. We have a number of great entries already in, but we'd like to hear from YOU! Make sure the email address you supply is valid, as we'll notify winners via email, and we'll ask for your snail-mail address so that we can send you your fabulous prize . . .

Only - 6 - Days - Left - !

Posted by scott at 09:58 AM | Comments (0)

October 20, 2005

Pure Idiom at Portable Media Expo 2005

Are you going to the Portable Media Expo (PME) this November 11-12 in Colleefournya? Unfortunately, I don't think that Nathan and Tinkerbell The Cat will attend, but I am going for sure!

I'll be at PME to represent Pure Idiom, commune with "Podcast Brothers" Tim and Emile Bourquin, make some new friends, and gain important knowledge of the podcasting business from others in this nascent industry.

Oh, who am I kidding? If Nathan's not there I'll get into shouting matches with the moonbats, "accidentally" break the special microphone used by Adam Curry to hypnotize the venture capitalists out of 8 million bucks for his podcasting show on Sirius, and get thrown out of the convention center before 3pm the first day.

Unless JimK of Starkcast does all of that first... Then I can cheer him on AND laugh at his misfortune when security gives him the boot.

ADDENDUM:

And don't forget to send in your emails explaining why you think you deserve to win a signed copy of Bruce Campell's audibook, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" -- only 10 days left before the contest is closed, so send in your emails now!

Our email address is pureidiom@spamarrest.com, and winners will be announced November 1st.

Posted by scott at 10:05 PM | Comments (0)

South Park Did It

Did y'all catch the new South Park episode that showed last night: "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow" . . . ? They made a neat satire of Hurricane Katrina, and I couldn't have felt happier (and more relieved) that Pure Idiom got there, like, nanoseconds beforehand (though I wish I'd thought of the Global Warming angle . . . that was priceless). There's nothing worse than trailing in the wake of the big boys.

Which means I have to get cracking on the Halloween episode before the next South Park airs! Agh!

Posted by nathan at 09:45 AM | Comments (5)

October 17, 2005

Dude, the Halloween Podcast is gonna be hardcore!

Nathan and I are working on the Halloween podcast right now. The script is 100% complete, pre-production is done, and we are in the process of recording the vocals.

Laurence Simon, the very talented blogger and voice of Tinkerbell the smart-aleck talking cat, has told me that he will be recording his vocals using all-new equipment for the Pure Idiom Halloween podcast. Laurence is also going to provide the voice for a hillarious new character that's sure to get us in trouble with the ADL: Shmuley, the Scribe to the Elders of Zion.

I don't think Laurence has actually purchased the new equipment yet and with the amount of time it takes to edit these podcasts into a sweet hit of sonic candy, that potential hit on our schedule sorta scares me.

Then again, it is Halloween. I can handle a little scary...

...speaking of scary: Some may ask "Why Alice Cooper? Why not have Bruce Campbell back for Halloween?" The answer, might surprise you!

The reason why is because I didn't think about having Bruce Campbell in the Halloween podcast until you just mentioned it. You're right, that is a good idea.

Alice Cooper will figure heavily into the plot of the Pure Idiom Halloween podcast, much more than Bruce Campbell figured into the Pure Idiom pilot podcast. I'm not saying Alice Cooper is the emotional lynchpin of the story the way he was in his guest shot on The Muppet Show, but we give him more to do than offer advice on using the Impossibility Engine.

Trust me, the Pure Idiom Halloween podcast is gonna be hardcore. We'll have it ready just in time for you to put it on your iPod and listen to it while you're trick or treating Monday October 31.

ADDENDUM:
I don't think Scott means to infer that Alice Cooper will actually be a part of the upcoming podcast, only that we've written him in as a character and will be doing a very poor impersonation (and I swear, if McCollum uses the word "hardcore" once more time . . .).

Posted by scott at 01:39 PM | Comments (3)

October 16, 2005

Pure Halloween Madness (Coming Up)

We've just finished banging out the script for Episode Two, "Night of the Living Left", and it will be 100% horror for your very happy Republi-Halloween.

Now it's time to dive into recording and editing, and we hope to have Part One of Episode Two in your hot little iPods by (the middle of? the end of?) next week. Look for thrills, chills and spills as our Pure Idiom trio fires up the Impossibility Engine for a visit to the Elders of Zion, kidnaps Alice Cooper, and blows away the commie-zombies as they attempt to take over the world! It's a good thing our two trigger-happy secret agents of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy are on the job.

And don't forget to enter to win your Bruce Campbell audiobook!

Posted by nathan at 10:07 PM | Comments (0)

October 12, 2005

"Up and Away! (Hurricane Bruce)": Part 2

Part Two of Episode One is now available for download. The file is a bit larger as the podcast is several minutes longer (Part One was 14 minutes, and Part Two runs just over 18 and a half minutes). Again, the podcast contains language which some may find objectionable.

Click here to Listen to "Up and Away! - Hurrican Bruce: Part 2". (by clicking on the hyper-linked title). Notice: the podcast contains language which some may find objectionable (although, obviously, we don't . . . ).

Part Two finds Nathan and Scott stranded in Hurricane ravaged New Orleans, where they meet up with looters and get fired upon by the Coast Guard because they're not rich and Republican enough. We also review Bruce Campbell's audiobook, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" and explain how our listeners can win a free, autographed version of the audiobook for themselves. All contest entries must be received by October 31st, and winners will be announced November 1st.

The Pure Idiom Podcast can also be downloaded from Apple's iTunes, as well as other podcast hosting venues. Enjoy!

And just for the sake of reiteration -- five lucky listeners can win a signed copy of Bruce Campbell's audiobook by sending us an email at pureidiom@spamarrest.com and telling us, in less than three hundred words, just why you think you deserve to be a winner. The top five emails will be posted on our website, and the winners will receive Campbell's audiobook package via snail-mail.

We look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for listening.

Posted by nathan at 08:11 PM | Comments (4)

Almost There

I'm nearly finished editing and producing Part Two of Episode One of the Pure Idiom podcast: "Up and Away! (Hurricane Bruce)" -- I'd originally assumed that the podcast was lengthy enough to have to be divided into three segments, but, fortunately, I was incorrect, and Part Two will complete the pilot episode for Pure Idiom, and we can quickly get started writing and recording Episode Two.

It's truly been a labor of love, as the vocal talents of Scott McCollum and Laurence Simon are spot-on in every sequence (making me play catch-up to their bag of vocal tricks), and I made the wise decision beforehand to purchase a pack of royalty free sound effects that you hear scattered liberally throughout the podcast (and which add much needed depth and presence to the story) . . . otherwise you'd just have three people reading lines into a microphone with dead silence in the background, and who needs more of that?

I should have the podcast completed by this evening, and I'll post an update to the site when it's up and ready for downloading.

Thanks to all those who have been listening, and for the positive feedback so far.

And don't forget to enter to win the CD audiobook set for Bruce Campbell's "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way", our inaugural contest to get the Pure Idiom podcast rolling. Just send an email to us at pureidiom@spamarrest.com explaining, in less than 300 words, why you think you deserve to win a signed copy of Campbell's latest magnum opus. The top five emails will be posted on the site, and will each receive the "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" audiobook on CD. You must enter with a valid email address as all winning entrants will be notified via email, and, of course, should you win, you'll need to provide Pure Idiom with a valid snail-mail address.

All entries must be received by October 31st, and the winners will be announced on November 1st.

For those who may be unaware of the existence of this fine B-List actor, Mr. Campbell is the star of the Evil Dead horror flick series (which brought the name of director Sam Raimi into Hollywood prominence -- "The Quick and the Dead" still remains one of my favorite films for its bizarre casting of Sharon Stone as the lead gun-shooter in a period-western, though the BF thinks it's a snore), and while Campbell has the dubious distinction of having starred in any number of failed television series and sci-fi channel stink-bombs, he's beloved by his fan base and has a loyal cult following, as Scott and I discovered when we went to meet him and get the audiobooks signed at an appearance he made at Scarecrow Video in Seattle's University District.

There must have been over three hundred people at the video store waiting eagerly to meet Campbell, and though I'm not one to be star-struck (or even the slightest bit interested in meeting or greeting pop culture celebrities), I was very much impressed by Campbell's rapport with his fans, his relaxed demeanor, his quick wit and his utter approachability. We had to wait for several hours before we could get the contest audiobooks signed (as the line was soooo long), and Campbell graciously agreed to record the two tag-lines for our podcast once we explained that we would review his audiobook on the podcast and give away free copies in an accompanying contest.

He's nothing if not a total product whore, is happy to have anybody plug his merchandise, and he's charmingly self-deprecating about it.

We have a list of other writers, actors, musicians and pundits that we hope to corral into recording lines for future podcasts, so stay tuned . . .

Posted by nathan at 01:32 PM | Comments (1)

October 10, 2005

Up and Away! (Hurricane Bruce) : Part 1

Part One of Episode One, "Up and Away! (Hurricane Bruce)" is now available for download. "Up and Away!" is the Pilot Episode of the comedy/satire podcast at Pure Idiom, where you'll be introduced to the main characters of our podcast (Nathan Scott, Scott McCollum and Tinkerbell the cat, voiced by Laurence Simon), plus gain an invaluable overview of the Impossibility Engine.

Part Two will be available for download later this week, followed by Part Three next Monday, the final segment of our Pilot Episode. Be sure to sign yourself up for email notifications of future Pure Idiom podcast episodes.

Click here to Listen to "Up and Away! - Hurrican Bruce: Part 1". (by clicking on the hyper-linked title). Notice: the podcast contains language which some may find objectionable (although, obviously, we don't . . . ).

Continue reading for more information on Pure Idiom, and how YOU can win a signed copy of Bruce Campbell's hilarious CD audiobook, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way"!

WHAT IS PURE IDIOM?

Hi, I'm Scott. Thanks for visiting Pure Idiom and I'll now answer any questions you have...

What is Pure Idiom?

The enigmatic answer to that question is best expressed in this sweet hit of audio brain candy. The one-sentence answer: "The Pure Idiom podcast is the iconoclastic inter-dimensional misadventures of two guys, a smart-aleck talking cat, and their celebrity guests."

Who are the "two guys, a smart-aleck talking cat, and their celebrity guests" featured in Pure Idiom?

The two guys are Nathan and Scott:

NATHAN (voiced by Nathan Scott) is the worldly, level-headed member of the Pure Idiom duo. A 21st Century Renaissance Man, Nathan is a professional musician, writer, world traveler and inventor living the life of leisure in a beautiful house on Affluent Island. Nathan's latest invention is the Impossibility Engine, a device that allows inter-dimensional travel.

SCOTT (voiced by Scott McCollum) is the quintessential sitcom wacky friend; Fast-talking, loud, brash, but still strangely likable--The Kramer to Nathan's Jerry. Scott often treks from his modest apartment on the mainland to Nathan's home on Affluent Island to hang out, eat Nathan's food and ride in the Impossibility Engine.

THE CAT (voiced by Laurence Simon), also known as Tinkerbell, is Nathan's white fluffy house-cat. The Cat recently became "a smart-aleck talking cat" thanks to a test ride in the Impossibility Engine. The Cat is quick with a snarky comment, sees himself as Scott's foil, and his proud of his attitude problem.

THE CELEBRITIES that figure into the Pure Idiom podcasts are from a variety of entertainment media: Actors, authors, rock stars, and comedians. Bruce Campbell, star of cult movie favorites such as Army of Darkness and the author of the new audiobook Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way, was the first celebrity guest featured on Pure Idiom.

How can I win an autographed copy of "Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way" on CD audiobook?

Pure Idiom will be giving away five (5) free copies of Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way on CD just for listening to the Pure Idiom podcast! Just email us at pureidiom@spamarrest.com and explain to us, in 300 words or less, just why you think you deserve to win an autographed audiobook of Bruce Campbell's latest magnum opus. The five winning entries will be posted online, and each will receive their prize via snail mail, as well as the notoriety of being the winners in Pure Idiom's first contest.

Visit this website every day this week (October 10-17, 2005) for updates and details.

Okay, that's all I can stand for Q&A for today. Come back tomorrow for more punishment and maybe some more Pure Idiom podcast goodness (if you're lucky).

Posted by nathan at 01:18 AM | Comments (8)

October 04, 2005

Watch This Space

We're hard at work on the first Pure Idiom podcast, which we're hoping to have available by the second week of October.

Pure Idiom will be a satirical swipe at, well . . . everything! Sign up for email notifications at the top right of the website, so that you won't miss a single, mind-blowing second of Pure Idiom.

Posted by nathan at 04:07 PM