Hey all, Tom and Molly here.
We LOVED doing this first run of It’s A Thing episodes! We’ve been spending the time since our last recording wondering what we should do for the next run. I mean literally nothing else. Just sitting. Looking out the window. Wondering.
We wondered things like: Should we Kickstarter a season? Should we sell ads? Should Tom take
to the casting couches of LA and find a sugar momma to fund us like a patron of the baroque period arts scene?
And finally the answer came to us. NO. We should do none of those things!
But this is not a breakup letter. We decided that we’re just going to keep doing the show because we enjoy it, and it gives us a way to virtually hang out a little more often. And that’s it.
Turns out not everything has to turn a big profit (or any profit, really), and every way we thought of to make money just sounded like a hassle. We’re busy people! So to keep this fun, and easy to listen to (i.e. no commercials) we’re just going to keep doing it as is.
If you feel like you want to kick us a few bucks, we added one of those PayPal donation things. Molly could use it to help fund her new mic — maybe you’ve noticed. But don’t feel obligated. We’ll be having fun either way.
We are going to do this in seasons though. So give us a few weeks before we come back from ‘hiatus’ with all new eps. And all new
things! And keep following us on Twitter for SECRET REVELATIONS! Or at least occasional snarky posts.
We love you all!
Molly and Tom
Kale, more kale, cafe con leche and doorknobs.
Molly talks about how Go Pro was just the start of the star-on-your-head camera craze. Tom is introduced to Slender Man and his cousin Trender man. Plus, you won’t *need* matching luggage if you get rid one thing a day, and who’s Hadoken-ing.
‘Biting Elbows’ Go Pro Video (NSFW!)
Slender Man (and its derivative, Trender Man)
Cross Fit and kettle bells, Why you should always hold your drink in the left hand (thanks Lisa Borodkin!), feminism & shooting lessons. Oh and Japanese snack foods.
Tom discovers a new hashtag and Molly a new source for sleazy stories. And why Tom’s pouring the whiskey.
Big time advertisers on one of the sleaziest websites online.
*Alternate meaning discovered since recording: “ThrowbackThursday”
Molly dishes on why people are dishing about what they are reading. And Tom reveals the source of his Chambray shirt knowledge.
Molly introduces Tom to shrubs in the cocktail world while Tom introduces Molly to artisnal hardware. ARTISNAL HARDWARE?!? Yeah, kind of like that. Also denim shirts and standing desks.
Hot new drink trends
What is a Shrub?
Standing desks? Eff that noise. WALKING desks!
Tom’s standing desk is from Ergotron.
Molly notices more real fur showing up everywhere. Tom spots the kickstarter avalance. And a viewer calls out those fake disposable cup and straw things that aren’t disposable.
Beyonce takes it too far
Veronica Mars Kickstarter
Molly points out the stupendous amount of public art happening in a supposed economic downturn. And Tom just gets old fashioned and crotchety about RSS.
Barbara Kruger’s art, inspiration for Lisa’s It’s A Thing Logo
San Francisco’s Bay Lights
RSS Wikipedia article
Molly notices fewer people putting up with the behavior of trolls. Tom is astounded with the mad scientist methods of brewing amazing coffee.
Example of comment trolls backlash
Crazier and crazier ways of brewing coffee