December 2005

Episode 9: Monday, December 26, 2005

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 009

In this episode:

  • The Night Before Christmas Troll Read-Along Classics audio book featuring a psychotic Santa Claus,
  • Courtney Love,
  • Michael J. Fox,
  • George Takei and Christian Slater audio from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,
  • listener comments (the NYC public transit strike),
  • a get-rich-quick scheme (MTA bus drivers),
  • our movie review of Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005) starring Jack Black and Naomi Watts,
  • Ellis Island (,
  • Creepshow (1982) starring Leslie Nielsen and Ted Danson,
  • and Kevin McCarthy.

Happy holidays!

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Professor Julius Sumner Miller

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Julius Sumner Miller

We first saw Dr. Miller’s exploits during 12th grade Physics class on old PBS taped episodes of his show. He often attempted crazy experiments which went awry, leaving his studio, props, students, or Professor Miller himself busted up!

Here at the Paunch Show, we have a running skit where we re-enact his experiments on the show, resulting in his lab assistant getting injured. Visit to watch original Why Is It So? videos!

About the Professor from the Why Is It So? homepage…

Julius Sumner Miller, as he started making the Why Is It So? series for broadcast, gained much positive response from the public and much outcry from academics. The Professor was in high demand across the globe, appearing in Australia twenty-six times, and eventually had a question posted everyday in The Australian newspaper in 1966.

To finish up, who better than the man himself, who gave his bold goal in the preface to a book of Q & A’s, Millergrams which were taken from The Australian‘s questions.

“The hope I have here is simply summed up: To stir your imagination, awaken your interest, arouse your curiosity, enliven your spirit – all with the purpose of bringing you to ask, as young Maxwell put it, ‘What’s the go of it?’ – or, as Kepler had it, ‘why things are as they are and not otherwise.’ Or, more simply in my own phrase, why is it so?”

Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Martial-arts champion and actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has had four ex-wives and a mullet. He can do splits, too.

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears

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Kevin Federline and Britney Spears The Paunch Stevenson Show Lame Idiot of The Year Award

Kevin Federline is the winner of The Paunch Stevenson Show Lame Idiot of 2005 Award.

Britney Spears asked Kevin Federline to get a job, so he wants to divorce her. Lame. Britney Spears will marry anyone. Equally lame.

Mel Gibson

posted on Dec 19, 2005 | Comments (0)

Mel Gibson and his cat
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In 1987, Mel Gibson played the crazy, reckless LAPD Detective Sergeant Martin Riggs in the movie Lethal Weapon. Now, he enjoys spending time with his cat.

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