1000 FuMPs – The 1000th Release by The FuMP
The FuMP are one of my favorites. They have helped us much by sharing their music. I am very happy to an awesome announcement about The Funny Music Project. They have just released their 1000th song, 1000 FuMPs.
Disclaimer and Warning – The podcast and music discussed in this post contain explicit lyrics and are NSFW (Not Safe For Work). If this type of freedom of expression might offend you, we suggest you exercise your freedom of choice and navigate to another post.
An Interview with The Great Luke Ski
The Great Luke Ski is a multi-talented man. He is energetic, entertaining, genuine and hilarious. He does stand up, music, cartoons, collects everything, is a member of The FuMP and gave us his time for an interview.
Luke Ski is Dr. Demento’s most requested artist of the 21st century. Replacing the earlier top-requested, Weird Al. He has also won Logan Awards for Snoopy the Dogg and When You Wish Upon a Death Star. He does a podcast, Bad Rapport with fellow FuMP member, Carrie Dahlby. He is a regular convention performer and this year would be his 20th performing the Gen Con in Indianapolis.
You can read more about Luke at his About Page. You can also listen in as Luke and Lumpy discuss:
- His background
- You Might be a Trekie
- How he does his music and collaborates
- How he has shifted on parodies
- His inspirations, both comedy and hip hop
- His thoughts on the new media order
- How he feels about CDs
- Paywutchyalike parody with Devo Spice
- 500+ Comedy Albums, his search for a K-Tel vinyl
- His favorite albums
- Doctor Demento Show still on air
- Cirque du So What
- The Logan Awards
- Art By Luke Ski
- His advice for those who wish to do what he does,
- The Sideshow Page at thefump.com for those just starting
- A Submit Button is also on thefump.com
- His latest album, Fourth Grade Talent Show
You can find out more about The Great Luke Ski at:
The Great Luke is a regular to many cons, according to his website:
San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration, Dragon*Con, WorldCon, NASFIC, Creation’s 40th Anniversary Star Trek Convention, GenCon Indy, Origins, Nerdapalooza and many more. He also is the chair of the comedy music track at MarsCon in the Twin Cities (marscondementia.com).
If at all possible, I suggest you catch up with Luke Ski when he is on the road. He also often works with others such as members of the FuMP. This year at Gen Con he did a Friday Night Live show which included many other comedy musicians and had Whitney Avalon perform a few at another show he did at Gen Con this year. Of note, Whitney Avalon and Jonathan Hurley won a Logan award, Outstanding Comedy Music Video, for That Doesn’t Make Sense.
Magic the Gathering
World-famous StarCraft player and e-sports commentator Sean Plott – better known online as Day – is taking a break from shoutcasting for a weekend and will take part in the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour – Dragon’s Maze taking place May 17-19!
2012.06.22 – Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird or in some other manner are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; Robbed you thrice, same place, and almost got away with it, drug money, a dirty cop, strippers, and you got a DUI?!? That’s okay, I left the baby on the roof.
2012.06.08 – Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird or in some other manner are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode..; You are free to go; wait; you stole our handcuffs, When shoplifting don’t forget the baby, and When pregnant the best plan is to be drunk, and get pierced.
We are also pleased to have Knowles join us for this episode. So strap on your head phones, check your funny bone and get ready to hear about some less than intelligent crooks.
2012.06.01-Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of four stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird, or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; a drunk and his zebra, poison gas, and No Ticket the baby is coming!
A Drunk and His…. Zebra
Lumpy got word of this one via his local Fox News Channel, one of those headlines that makes you do a double take… like did I read that right? The original headline read Man Charged with OVI, Had Zebra in Vehicle. Yeah, I read it right.
An Iowa man has been arrested, charged with OVI and had his, pets taken to a friend’s house. The police received a few call regarding a zebra and a parrot trapped in a car at, no surprise, at a bar. The article state that “quite a few people called”. I bet that is a good thing since one might cross such a thing off as a hoax.
Nonetheless, it was no joke and when police arrived, they did see a zebra in a car and, perched on the driver’s shoulder, there actually was a parrot. Why is it I just can’t get the image of Raoul’s Wild Kingdom from Weird Al’s UHF out of my head? Wildlife aside, the driver blew a .148 and was charged… oh yeah, his girlfriend stated “They love going for ride”.
This one averaged out to a 3.5 on our dunce-o-meter.
We closed this one out with Seven Drunken Nights by The Brobdingagain Bards.
Poison gas? Fuck it let’s just put T-Shirts over our face.
found at blogs.Browardpalmbeach.com
20-year-old Darrin Green and 17-year-old Jamarion Lee are either really brave, or really stupid. They decided it was in their best interest to burglarize a home that was being fumigated for termites. The owner of the house pulled out his smartphone around 4am to check security cameras and was surprised to see two men holding T-Shirts over their faces rummaging through his belongings. He called the police, who couldn’t enter the house, you guessed it; because it was filled with deadly poison. The police called a fumigator to clear the house, however the men had already escaped.They were arrested after a tip led police to the men trying to sell the items they had stolen. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Det. Travis Mandell is quoted as saying: “What kind of person does that?” “What kind of person risks their life for a couple of pieces of property, going into a house with ‘Danger! Do not enter! Poison!’ signs all over it?”
Though Mandell said the gas was “definitely not for human consumption,” the burglars didn’t show any signs of injury.
We really ranked this one pretty high. It averaged out a 4.5.
We closed this story with, Poison of this Lifestyle by Morphine Killer
Pregnant woman fakes labor, to avoid a ticket
This one comes from Huffington Post
It sounds like a scene in a movie, but a pregnant woman in New Zealand lied to police that she was about to give birth to get out of a speeding ticket.
Police were getting ready to lay spikes in the road to stop a Honda Civic speeding at more than 90 mph on a highway near Tauranga on Monday morning, according to the New Zealand Herald,
When the man driving eventually pulled over, he told police his friend was about to bring a new life into the world. She played the part, sitting with her feet spread apart on the dashboard, while the allegedly expectant father rode in the backseat, the Herald reported.
The police called for an ambulance and cordoned off the road as the paramedics arrived. Police later called the hospital to check in the patient, but discovered that that the pregnant woman discharged herself as soon as she arrived, reported the Oatgo Times Daily.
“I think she’s tried using her pregnancy to put a smokescreen to give some justification for the driver’s action. It’s not just a waste of our time but a waste of the time of St John ambulance staff helping people who really need their help,” Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Holmes told the paper.
Cops later busted the 23-year-old driver for dangerous driving.
This one metered in with unanimous 4s.
We closed out this story with Road Tripper by Carrie Dahlby w/Possible Oscar
Man Arrested for Tampering at WalMart
It seems a man, according to a link over at Country California, sent into us by blackspyder from Geekshed.net, actually decided to enrich his communities’ musical taste by replacing hundreds of CDs at a local WalMart with his own personal collection. The article is worth a read and the mug shot is worth a look. Yup, that’s right… he replaced the enclosed CDs with his personal collection and ditched the contents elsewhere in the store.
This one hit 3.5 on the dunce-o-meter.
We closed with Ron Jay’s The Prettiest Girl in WalMart.
Background music provided by Gavin Salkeld. Gavin is kind enough and with the new media order well enough to provide Indie Nation with all it’s background music for IDs, themes and promos. You can find out more about Gavin and his music at Salkeld Music.
The song “Stupid as Charged” is by Carrie Dahbny (also check out Bad Rapport) and Devo Spice (also at The FuMP) of The FuMP which is short for Funny Music Project. Also, many of the artists we feature on Indie Nation can be found at Mevio’s Music Alley.
- 2012.03.27 – Stupid As Charged Episode 011 (indienation.fm)
- 2012.04.05 – Stupid As Charged Episode 0012 (indienation.fm)
- 2012.05.11 – Stupid As Charged (indienation.fm)
2012.05.18 – Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of four stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird, or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; being sure to use all applicable discounts with that stolen credit card, how not to use a motion detecting camera, a coffee bandit, and, what no more fish?
2012.05.11-Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of four stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird, or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; a no money robbery, a police station hold up, a hot dog honey, and stealing from a police charity event.
2012.04.12-Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird, or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; applying for work naked, the wrong job to do drunk, and booze and boobs.
Stupid As Charged Episode 012
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird or in some other manner are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; a dumb mother driver, what NOT to take to court and, last but not least, how NOT to pay for your warrant.
Stupid As Charged Number 011
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; Dumbness or Drunkenness, How to get our of Jury Duty and go to Jail and, last but not least, getting tracked by your footprints.