American Cliche – Final Episode

Thank you and goodnight.

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American Cliche FINAL EPISODES: 3 of 4

We’re in the home stretch now. It feels weird to have only one more episode left in a such a long series. How many people can say they’ve done almost 260 episodes of anything? I didn’t think I had it in me. Following the taping of this episode I got confirmation from Jason that we can expect a segment from him next week and Brian has confirmed as well. Let’s send things out with a bang!

On the Show:

* I Officially Hate Summer
* Casey Anthony Verdict – Shocked? Surprised? Why We Care So Much
* CEO Says “Monthly Problems are Why Women Earn Less”

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American Cliche FINAL EPISODES: 2 of 4

This week we’re onto episode number two of the remaining four. There’s a lot of pressure to create something “special,” but the reality is that I’m doing what I’ve always done – rambling on about things that I find interesting on any given week. This week I’m running the gamut from self-healing and the Foo Fighters to crazy Michele Bachmann. Interesting or snooze-inducing? I’ll let you decide.

On the Show:

* Knee Surgery is Scheduled for September 1st. – Someone Hold My Hand?
* Michele Bachmann Told By Tom Petty and Katrina & The Waves to Get Lost
* Drunk Passenger Urinates in the Ailes of International Flight
* Summertime Songs from My Childhood

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American Cliche FINAL EPISODES: 1 of 4

I’m back – well, at last for four more episodes. It felt good to get behind the mic again and chat with you all. I hope that we can bring some closure to this entity we’ve built that defies classification. Thanks for coming along on for the ride!

On the show:

* Emma Talks About My Favorite Things
* Samuel L. Jackson Narrates “Go the Fuck to Sleep”
* My Rundown of the GOP Candidates
* Vanilla Ice Gives Real Estate Advice

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American Cliche TV: I’ve Got a Plan (Continued)

I thought a lot about the blog post I wrote yesterday and I felt like I wanted to expand on it in a more personal and direct way. Video is the best way I could think of to do that.

I’ve Got a Plan…

It’s been four months since I recorded an episode of American Cliche. I really did have every intention of coming back in April, but the ad agency I work with sort of screwed me and that put me in a difficult situation – how do I continue to do the show? The reality for me is that if I’m going to commit to creating something online on a regular basis it has to generate revenue for me. This show was barely meeting that criteria for a long time, but I pressed on – mainly because of my love for this community. I tried everything to make it work financially including trying the NPR listener-supported model. The bottom line is that even though I get emails and Facebook messages every single day telling me how much you all love the show and want it back, you (the collective you) haven’t been willing to make any sort of regular contributions to support the show. People speak volumes with their wallets and I’d say that was one of the biggest deciding factors of what I’m about to say.

I am officially canceling American Cliche. I know that’s not a surprise for any of you, but I thought it best to put some closure to a six year project. That said, I feel I owe you more than simply shutting the doors on a show that I worked so hard on for so many years. With that in mind, I am planning a final run of four shows to close it out. I’m tentatively eyeing June 22nd as the start date. Once they begin, they will be consecutive.

I’d like to try and include you guys as much as possible. That means I’d like for you to send me audio clips, emails and Facebook messages that express whatever you’d like to say or communicate about the show. I also want to try and get Brian and Jason back into the fold to contribute one final segment to the program. They were a big part of the show early on and it wouldn’t feel quite right to close things without them.

At this point I’m not doing these last four shows for monetary gain. I’m doing them because this brand and the community matters to me. But, if any of you would like to kick something into the tip jar to help the cause, I wouldn’t turn it down. :)

Thank you to everyone that still cares about AC after all these years. I’m going to try and send it out with a bang.

An SNL Digital Short: Michael Bolton + Jack Sparrow = Awesome

I know it’s been a while since you heard from me ’round these parts. Unfortunately, the sponsorship I was counting on for April did not materialize. I am trying to be hopeful that funding will show up to continue the show, but I’ll be honest – it doesn’t look good.

I did want you to know I was alive and I still keep my eyes open for stuff that I think you guys will enjoy. For those that didn’t watch Tina Fey host Saturday Night Live this week, you missed out on a great show. This SNL short was certainly a highlight.

Charlie Sheen as Charlie Brown

If you’re like me, you’ve been unable to look away from the trainwreck that is Charlie Sheen this week. I mean, the guy is everywhere. Every time I turn around he’s coining new phrases that simultaneously make him awesome and pathetic. Jimmy Kimmel is also getting in on the joke with this clip of Charlie Sheen as Charlie Brown.

American Cliche #256

I’m typing this from the warm dry confines of my office in Santa Barbara. It’s been sort of a gloomy week here, but with all the crazy winter weather happening around the country, I shouldn’t complain. One thing I’ve been thinking all week was a comment left by Jeff Shaw on last week’s episode. I’ve been pondering my response and I’ll share that with you this week.

Sponsor: Check out the Leonard Peikoff Podcast.

Also on the Show:

* Woman Coughs Out Surgical Scissors
* Japan Suspends Whale Hunt Temporarily

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American Cliche #255

This episode comes as sort of a surprise to me. I wrote last week that we didn’t have a sponsor, then overnight I got word of a limited engagement with our friend Leonard Peikoff and here we are. Let’s be clear, this sponsorship only runs until the end of February, so we still have some maneuvering to do to get the show back on track, but we’re grateful for what we’ve got.

Sponsor: Check out the Leonard Peikoff Podcast.

On the Show:

* Superbowl Wrap-Up
* Superbowl Ads: Good? Bad?
* Groupon Controversy Real or Just Guerilla Marketing?
* Egypt Has WMDs?
* Burglar Leaves Phone Charging During Break In

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