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TANcast 041 – Idiot Savant of Tim’s Pain

March 14th, 2009 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

[CONTENT WARNING] TANcast features mature language and immature hosts. Listener discretion is advised.

After a very brief relapse, this mostly male member-free show features: annoying websites, Andy hating on DirecTV, a little iPhone app talk (gotta have it), Tim complains about private profiles on social networking websites, Tim complains about work e-mails, the boys live dangerously at amusement parks, Tim complains about his car (Tim complains A LOT in this episode…what a whiny bitch!), the boys snap at people, Noah and Tim owe their happiness to OG Steph, and old internet phenomenons are revisited.

But before signing off, the boys manage to talk about Star Trek, Disneyland, Obama, movie spoilers, Andy\’s well wishers, open zippers, Georgia\’s wacky winter weather, the evils of dusk, Taco Bell\’s 4th meal, and walking in on your parents during sex. TANcast: covering more topics when we try to sign off than most podcasts do in a whole show!

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Michale Phelps with tight wet suit:

The Real Ghostbusters Cartoon:

Annoying Tito\’s Tacos website:

Tim\’s Anti-Private Profile Blog

Incident at Great America Amusement Park

Spider-man Will Make You Gay (Original):

Peanut Butter Jelly Time:

Drunk Girl Falls off Table:

Spider-man Will Make You Gay (Indian Style?):

Spider-man Will Make You Gay (WTF?!):

Italian Spider-man Trailer:

46 Responses to “TANcast 041 – Idiot Savant of Tim’s Pain”

  1. DJ Technoid (TANcast's Numberless Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Funny ass album art there Tim!

  2. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Since I’m too lazy to log into Twitter (I really never should have made that damn thing!), go ahead and pretend I sent more Well Wishes on there. As for the whole walking in on your parents having sex thing… happened once when I was three. Went really badly though, because I thought dad was hurting mom and started yelling at him. Yay childhood awkwardness! I’m going to go through and look at everything in the show notes, so if there’s anything relevant for me to say about them… pretend I already fucking said it.

  3. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    There was a Wall of Cock when I used to work at a porn/sex toy shop. I’d imagine being followed by that could be worse.

  4. Jess (Blah blah blahs #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    The link to the Great America thing takes me to your post about private myspace profiles.


  5. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:


    Just for you guys. Delirious early morning Windows painting.

  6. NoahNo Gravatar Says:

    I fixed the Great America link.

  7. AndyNo Gravatar Says:

    And I deleted the page cache on the server so this page would be rebuilt immediately with Noah’s fixed link.

    WonderGeek-Twins, activate!

    Form of… A Trekie!

    Form of… A Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Monster Manual!

  8. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Did any of you guys look at that link in my last post? I worked a whole five minutes on that! I just re-listened to the first three TANcasts “in a row?!”….while shaving my cats. The fur was just really getting to me. Sorry, Andy.

  9. Tim (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Wow, Bryce…just wow.

  10. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    and another

  11. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:


  12. Tim (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    RE: Andy and Noah…

    And I put the episode back on the feed after one of you numbskulls took it off.

    Tim wins! Fatality!!!

  13. Jess (Jess' #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Bryce: Oh dear god I can’t wipe that image from my brain. You are a sick man. but funny!

  14. Alissa (TANcast's #1 Female Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Noah’s smurf comment’s remind of when we first met. *insert memory bubble and musical rippling effect here*
    “Hi! You’re short!”
    *blah blah blah Disneyland*
    “Well I don’t know if you’d be able to see me, I’m so SHORT. You’d be like ‘Where did that smurf go?'”
    “You’re not blue.”
    “I am now…” *sad face*

    And Tim, if I had more money/an annual pass (your fundraiser sucked.) I would totally go to DL with you multiple times a month.

  15. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Andy, fuck 4th edition! I was always more into the 3rd edition books. Refused to move on from ’em. Wish I had remembered my books before I moved, though =\

  16. Jess (Jess' #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Totally unrelated to anything:

    Did you guys hear that Meandawg is ending/has ended their podcast?

    Just as long as TANcast isnt going anywhere, I’m cool.

  17. Jess (Jess' #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Also, I just gave you guys a new iTunes review.

    Your welcome.

  18. Tim (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I JUST told Noah about this yesterday. Very sad indeed. I blame Noah…if he hadn’t gotten me into it, I wouldn’t care lol

  19. AndyNo Gravatar Says:

    Bryce: Wow. I almost shot craporangle out of my nose when I saw those pics this morning. Fucking awesome.

    Mike: Oddly enough (and yes, I lose geek-points admitting this) I’ve never actually played DnD. I played TMNT a few times and Rifts once or twice, but never DnD.

  20. ChelseaNo Gravatar Says:

    I’ve also noticed, those who print out many copies of the emails, are the same people who then bitch about how much paper is being used and having to be reordered.

  21. Jess (Jess' #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Well Tim, TANcast got me into Meandawg. So thanks for that!

  22. Princess Edamame - #12No Gravatar Says:

    Great show – I actually laughed out loud at something that wasn’t a penis joke or comment.

    As someone who goes to Disneyland about once a week, I can’t really say Tim’s a wacko. For that anyway.

    As for car headlights, fuck them. We have 3 Subarus. Two of them, you can very easily change the headlight bulbs youself. In my fucking Subaru, however, you can’t even get to all the bolts you need to in order to loosen the headlinght assembly and get to and see the clip to oil the dinglehopper and unscrew the…FUCK YOU HEADLIGHTS!!

    There was something else, but that rant made me forget…

  23. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Wow, does that make me a bigger geek than Andy? I’ve played a few times over the years. Never was a big enough geek to be DM, though.

  24. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Micheal Phelps had it coming with that pose.

  25. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I just realized that this WAS this weeks TANcast. Wow. I was just thinking “I can’t wait for this weeks episode.” Expectation FAIL!

  26. MattNo Gravatar Says:

    you guys should check out Indian Thriller on youtube.

  27. LoganNo Gravatar Says:

    Interesting for once a tancast that was mostly penis free…but Smodcast was all about penis.

  28. Tim (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Ha ha! I noticed that too, Logan! First Bill Maher rips us off then Kevin Smith…what’s next?!

  29. AndyNo Gravatar Says:


    Now something has stripped all the quote marks out of this post’s HTML and replaced them with backslash-quote pairs. Every link broke as:




    So did the images, the colors, …

    Fucking A. Good thing I could just copy the HTML out, do a find-replace in TextPad, paste it back in, recheck all the boxes that fucking PodPress gets amnesia about, and save…

  30. Tim (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    TANcast: Hanging by a thread

  31. DeanNo Gravatar Says:

    I’m now inspired to write a romantic comedy called Assisted Listening Devices… maybe a repairing of Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger?

  32. xapnomapcaseNo Gravatar Says:

    It annoys me also when someone joins a social networking site and has a private profile. I mean social is in the title, right?

    I get that some people only want to talk to people they already know, and that’s fine. I invite them to have their opinions. I just don’t happen to agree. It just seems so unfriendly or something.

    I don’t know, I’m also not worried about internet anonymity. Perhaps it’s because nobody in their right mind would want to stalk me, but it doesn’t scare me if people know where I live, my phone number, and what have you. I figure there are plenty of crazy people all around me, and I’ve known too many hardcore netizens who can’t be bothered to actually leave their houses, let alone do anything to terrorize me. Call me naive… Hell, I blog like someone who has something to say, and as far as I’m concerned any employer can find me and take a look. But, that’s me.

    I also have never had a bunch of teenage boys writing to me asking me to show my tits. For obvious reasons..I’m fat and not even remotely attractive. Maybe I would feel differently if I were one of the pretty people.

    See look, I’ve written a bunch. I bet you all regret this podcast now.

  33. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    xapnomapcase, I blog like someone with something to say (at least sometimes… other times I write blogs like the one I’m about to write, about having forgotten how sour warheads were until I just put one in my mouth), but at the same time… I don’t want a potential employer to see what I blog about. My blogs tend to have a controversial nature, and could pretty much guarantee I don’t get most jobs. I can be professional and unoffensive in that kind of environment. On the internet where I’m mostly talking to A) people with similar view points, or B) friends… I just let loose. In fact, I’m about to…. delete all my blogs, since I’m going to be starting a job hunt. I’d rather be safe than sorry. Or maybe not delete, but make them all private (yes, hate me). At least until I’m employed. And btw…. Warheads are FUCKING SOUR!!!!

  34. xapnomapcaseNo Gravatar Says:

    I certainly wouldn’t say I hate someone for deleting or going private. I just don’t get it. I don’t know, circumstances are different for everyone, and maybe it’s just that I’m completely bland and/or inoffensive.

    I do in fact have a blog somewhere out there that is private, but it isn’t on a social networking site.

    I don’t know, I guess I just separate MySpace, Facebook, and whatever else into a different category. It seems those places are for making new friends, and I really believe that going private defeats that concept entirely.

    Again, everyone uses the internet differently, and I’m just one of millions.

    I do have to say though, I am guilty of self-censoring myself on my MySpace. I don’t talk about work, or my fellow employees much, because there is always the chance they will decide to look for me. I figure anything really controversial like that will be better put in my private blog, or talked about face to face with a real person.

    I loves me some Warheads, but not so much the sores they leave behind on my tongue.

  35. xapnomapcaseNo Gravatar Says:

    By the way, I’m now obsessed with the Tito’s Tacos theme song.

  36. NoahNo Gravatar Says:

    RE: Xapnomapcase

    Like I said on the Podcast, in real life we choose how much access we give people to us and we choose how social we are. I know social networking websites are a bit different but they’re are just an extension of “real life” but really the internet is real life. I actually don’t use the net anymore to make friends. So for me Myspace and more so Facebook are just an easier way to keep in contact with friends and see what things may be going on in their life.

    I think a big reason I like to keep my profiles private is because these sites make it so easy for people to have access to you that they wouldn’t have in face to face contact. I could not show information that I don’t want everybody to see but I like revealing more of myself to select people then revealing less to more people.

    Like you said everyone is different. Like Tim is an up and coming comedian, so he wants to get out there and promote himself. Reach as many eyeballs as possible.

  37. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I forgot about the sores…. I remember now though. My tongue was destroyed last night. I decided it’d be fun to see how many I could eat at a time. I kept doubling the number I’d put in there at a time, and now my tongue hurts like hell and I refuse to eat any more until it heals. I think I made it up to eight at once before I actually started crying. Yes, the warheads made me cry.

    And back to the original topic. I blog about my thoughts on things like religion, politics, and other stuff like that. Mostly religion. It’s one of those topics that pisses a lot of people off if you don’t agree with them. When I’m out looking for a job, I’m going to make all my blogs of that nature, private. At least until I find a job. After I find a job, though, I’ll go back to not giving a damn who sees it. heh

  38. xapnomapcaseNo Gravatar Says:

    That’s fair. I also blog about my lack of religion, and my politics. I also get that many people aren’t quite so all right with just being out there in the open. I admit to getting frustrated with private profiles, because I do still use the internet for friendship.

    Now, I don’t go to the extreme that some do- no online relationships, no calling people I’ve chatted with ten times my bff… But, it certainly is a tool to get to know different sorts of people.

    I get the argument of limiting access of most of the population to your info. I mean, when it comes right down to it, not a single person is right or wrong on this issue. My point of view is that social networking sites are mostly for being social. I see it as going to a party, and hiding behind the couch all night, talking to this one friend you’ve known for years. Why bother going to the party?

    It’s your profile/blogs, and I by no means would want to dictate how you decide to use it.

    I hope after all this that I never decide to go private on MySpace. How hypocritical would that be?

  39. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I don’t have a private profile. At least I don’t think it’s private. I tried the online relationship thing a couple times… it sucks, and I’m done with it. Then again… I’ve had more success with them than I have real ones. Probably because I hate people in general, and a lot of people notice that when they first meet me. They don’t want to bother with me again after that. Although at the same time, even if my profile is private… I know for a fact it doesn’t say I want to meet “anyone and everyone,” so I guess it could be worse. Ah well…. I hate people, and there’s all sorts of loose change behind the couch, so I think I’ll sit back here and collect it all.

  40. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I met my fiance on Myspace. Thank god she wasn’t a Secret-Myspace-Fattie. I’ve went on dates with them before. I was sitting there downing shots while they talked about themselves – in great depth. All I could do was have those wide, blank eyed mental image flashbacks. Looking at their neck and remembering the profile pics (all from above with sharp angles,no arm shots, if you see their tits, and the body is cut off right about where the rolls begin.) I’ve dated fat girls a few times and that’s ok, but don’t fucking lie about it. I’d appreciate a fat chick with a sense of humor about it than a lard-assed liar.

  41. Murray (TANcast's #1 Aussie fan)No Gravatar Says:

    This is quite boring, but I’ve gone and written it now. Read at your own risk. 🙂
    I’ve actually just started taking steps to give myself better anonymity online (Andy is my hero 🙂 ). I have a website that is widely known about by those around me but utterly uninteresting, partly due to lack of time and partly because every idea that I have for blogging/casting etc I decide would not fit well with my job and the public face associated with it. I’ve just this week established a new place to express myself when time permits, which is utterly unencumbered by my real name.
    My Facebook profile has various degrees of privacy according to how well i know/trust/wish to reestablish contact with people I’ve been willing to add as friends (due to my job I have a number of people who friend-request me just to “complete the set” of people from my workplace, I think). I must travel i the wrong circles to come across titty profile pics, Tim (and stop laughing about “come” across”).. I do hate not getting a picture of people at all when I search for people, though – how do I know whether I’m friend requesting the right Fred Flintstone? And I can’t even ask them whether they’re the right one without giving them access to my profile for a month.
    Oh, and I’m an ugly fat bastard who met his lady online in the days before MySpace. I don’t have a “non-fat bastardish” angle, so I guess that brings automatic photographic integrity, in a way. 🙂 My avatar here comes courtesy of the good people at HeroMachine (but I think that it is actually a likelness that anyone who knows me would see).

  42. DJ Technoid (TANcast's Numberless Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Nutbag camel toe… gawrsh!

    Tim: “a tree” made me puke laughing just a little.

    Good times

  43. Jess (TANcasts 1200th Customer)No Gravatar Says:

    No new TANcast for monday? bummer.

  44. Tim (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    It’s coming! We recorded for two hours yesterday and I’ve only got about a half hour of it edited together so far…still in the throws of it.

  45. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Wow, thanks Jess. Totally didn’t realize it was Monday until you said something. Guess that’s what I get for watching movies all night. lol

  46. Jess (TANcasts 1200th Customer)No Gravatar Says:

    2 hours!?! Awesome, I can wait for that

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