Having been politely asked to leave his apartment, Adam goes and interviews at a series of apartments that use the term "gay-friendly" in the apartment description, and ends up picking a place where the landlord offers FOOD in the RENT. Surely, this won't end badly. Also, Adam crush crushes and gets a phone call from a sort-of-ex who he hopes will crush him back. Lastly, the new landlord would like his tenants to leave signs, letting him know, at any given time, where they might be. The episode ends (perhaps abruptly) with ten possible places Adam might be when he's not home.
Featuring: Wiz, D, Landlord, David, and Alex.
Intro Music: "I'm Broke" by Black JoeLewis & The Honeybears
Incidental Music: "Where Did We Go Wrong?" by Toni Braxton & Babyface
Incidental Music: "The Theme From Kawaii Crush"
Outro Music: "Rattlesnakes (Dubstep Remix)" by Vexare
Ah, the joys of waiting tables. In this series of vignettes we encounter Cheese Fry Face, some people who have a very liberal understanding of the term "worst case scenario", The Jesus Card People, Giggles The Chowderhead, and the frat boys who prompted certain lines from the poem Drunken Conversations At Hampshire College. We then drop in Chez Wiz/D for stories about breath mints, peanut butter apples, and masturbation.
Features: David, Wiz, D, the servers and customers of Kookaburra Canyon, and a very confused neighbor.
Intro Music: "Tuesday Night" by Adam Hood
Incidental Music: "Brick Dick" a mashup of Mickey Avalon & The Commodores by DJ Magnet
Outro Music: "Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol
Laughing In The Abattoir 1: 1510
Great googledy-moogley, Adam scours Boston for black thread, and rants about people who say stupid things, only to discover that HE is a person who says stupid things. Also, the behind the scenes actually true version of the night that inspired his popular Drunken Conversations At Hampshire College poem. Plus (yes, there's more!) Adam and Jeff venture to the oddly hypnotic Popcorn Palace.
Featuring Zuzu, Jeff, Jeff's Guitarist, Screwface Mustachio, the creepy Popcorn Princess, and other people from Hampshire College that I shall not mention again.
Intro Music: "Abattoir Blues" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Incidental Music: "Size Matters" by Natasha Bedengfield
Incidental Music: "So What" from the musical Cabaret
Incidental Music: "Sad Songs Piano" free music from Youtube
Incidental Music: "Final Theme" from the Original Motion Soundtrack for The Abyss
Outro Music: "Popcorn Music" by Hot Butter
Word Cloud For The Loop
The Loop 7: Emptyful
The final portion of "All My Exes Live In Sex Flicks" finds Adam taking on the role of Pumpkin Claus, in order to help out some beleaguered Christians. Then, Adam goes on a date booty call, and continues to get all meta.
Also, so as not to end on a short podcast, Adam then presents you with a Listener's Guide to "All My Exes Live In Sex Flicks" so that you can pretend there is some literary merit to this podcast.
This episode features nobody you will ever hear about again.
Intro Music: "The Great Pumpkin Waltz" by Vince Guaraldi Trio
Outro Music: "Southside" by Common (featuring Kanye West)
The Loop 6: The Vibe
One night of potential fun turns into a night of self-doubt and a schism between the real Adam and The Insafemode version of Adam. Madonna posters, terrariums, freckles, and some serious self-image issues come in to play as a week of minor disappointments threatens to become a major problem.
Featuring Wiz, and two people you will never hear from again.
Intro Music: "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
Incidental Music: "Good Vibrations" by Mark Wahlberg and The Parliament Lites
Incidental Music: "Good Vibrations (Instrumental)" by The Beach Boys
Outro Music: "Good Vibrations" by Nina Hagen
Cute straight boys, nerdy punk rock animé haired boys, drunk bisexuals with tongue rings, Progaine Shampoo, key theft, butt grabbers, Livejournal, fetishism, Celeste, and Mortimer Velociraptor; the first part of this story was written for an Archie McPhee contest for embarrassing dating stories. I won. The final portion of the story won the hearts of Livejournal fans, as their favorite Insafemode Journal entry of 2004. I have altered it a bit, for continuity's sake, and because I hated it.
The convention mentioned is, yes, the 2003 National Poetry Slam. Also, there is a line that ended up in Drunken Conversations At Hampshire College.
Also, the chair I was using squeaks periodically. I was not harboring a duck fugitive.
Featuring Saint, David, Celeste, Mortimer Velociraptor, and a bunch of people you will never hear about again.
Intro Music: The Revenge Of The Nerd Song
Incidental Music: "The Geeks Were Right" by The Faint
Incidental Music: "What What In The Butt" by Samwell
Outro Music: "Shut Your Mouth" by Garbage
It's not Phyllis's fault that she's the worst behaved dog in the world, her owner has some serious social issues that include writing passive-aggressive notes, stealing mail, and forging signatures on checks! It's, somehow, not even Adam's worst ever roommate, though she was nominated! All this, plus Adam meets David, starts working at another Kookaburra Canyon, gets involved in a horrific blanket warfare with a straight Australian, and watches Y Tu Mama Tambien. Not, necessarily, in that order.
Featuring Zuzu, David, Melissa, Jerry, and Cindy.
Intro Music: The Theme song from the 70s sitcom Phyllis
Incidental Music: "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" by Etta Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Outro Music: "Don't Fuck With My Money" by Penguin Prison
Adam goes to Nantucket and live trolls a David Bowie fanatic who constantly talks about how he used to be fat. Also, glass breaks, there's a PJ Harvey concert, and oh yea, this all happens the weekend after September 11th, 2001.
Featuring Adam's mom, and nobody you'll ever be hearing from again.
Intro Music: "When You're Traveling From Nantucket" by The Animaniacs
Incidental Music: "Shattering" by glasses
Incidental Music: "Red Alert!" by the computer from Star Trek TNG
Outro Music: "The Good Morning Song" from Singing In The Rain
The Loop 2: Short Circuit
Adam moves to Burlington Vermont for reasons he's never been comfortable with. While up there, he sells fudge, goes to parties, talks to cats, coins the term "fucovehicuphobia", and ends up searching for a guy he didn't want to have sex with to begin with.
Featuring Ryan, Saint, Zuzu, and no one who will ever show up again.
Intro Music: "Fuck Your Face" by Phish
Incidental Music: "40" by U2
Incidental Music: "Get Miles" by Gomez
Incidental Music: "Siren noise" by police cars
Incidental Music: "Chirping" by crickets
Incidental Music: "Doppler Effect" by passing truck
Incidental Music "Running water" by someone's shower
Outro Music: "Saying Goodbye" by The Mippets