October 2005


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Gallagher was a popular comedian in the early and mid 1980s and a candidate for the governor of California in 2003. His trademark joke was smashing fruit with a giant sledgehammer. Hilarious, right?

Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson: 1982 vs. 2004

In the early 1980s, Michael Jackson was a popular black male singer. Now, he’s an unpopular white female alien.

Update 2/16/11: Michael Jackson died (or returned to his home planet) on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 (Earth years).

Sonya Thomas

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Sonya Thomas

With 27 world titles, 105 lbs. “The Black Widow” Sonya Thomas is the number three overall competitive eater in the U.S. and is ranked number four in the world. At the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2005, she ate 37 hot dogs in 12 minutes.

So You Want to Be a Dancer (1979)

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So You Want to Be a Dancer book cover, by William E. Thomas

So You Want to Be A Dancer by William E. Thomas is a book from 1979 that we found in our elementary school library in the late 1980s. We thought we’d never be able to make fun of the cover again, but Jackie at www.seashellbooks.com provided us with a scan. Thanks!

Episode 1: Monday, October 31, 2005

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 001

In this episode:

  • Minute Maid fruit punch,
  • the book So You Want to Be a Dancer (1979) by William E. Thomas,
  • Gallagher,
  • water up the nose,
  • the International Federation of Competitive Eating world records (www.ifoce.com),
  • champion eater Sonya Thomas,
  • old video games (Airwolf, River Raid, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, etc.),
  • Michael Jackson and his web site (www.michaeljackson.com),
  • and a skit about customer service call centers in foreign countries.

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