Hi! I’m Mike!
Some people call me LeBrain. Some of my friends in the radio community call me LaLoofah. It doesn’t matter, I’ll answer to those, but I’m a Mike. Always have been, since I was born actually.
As readers generally know by now, my radio friend Craig over at 107.5 DaveRocks has nicknames for most of his listeners. He also likes to claim that he has “only 3.5 regular listeners” according to the last surveys. I’m one, and there’s another one named “Ass Kisser Mike”. Sometimes people mix the two of us up. I’ve met Ass Kisser Mike. He’s a really nice guy. We actually met recently at a protest. (You can read all about that here.) At the time, I jokingly said that we should take a picture together to prove we’re not the same person. However there was a lot going on and we never took the picture.
Fast forward to the April 12 2017 instalment of the Craig Fee Show. Another Mike called in, a new Mike. Craig feigned disbelief, he couldn’t have three callers named Mike out of 3.5 listeners, could he? This led Craig to start the rumour that I and Ass Kisser Mike are the same person. Fake news! He also speculated that Ass Kisser Mike’s righteous beard may be fake. And of course, I could not produce a photo of the two of us together.
I assure you, my faithful readers. LeBrain and Ass Kisser Mike are two different people. One day I’ll get a photo to prove it!
Not an actual photo of LeBrain and Ass Kisser Mike
Remember the film Office Space? The character of Milton had a special Swingline stapler that was important to the storyline. It was a one of a kind red stapler. Swingline didn’t make a red stapler; it was painted as a special prop for the movie. Due to popular demand, Swingline today finally sell an official red stapler inspired by Office Space. I have one myself.
Sometimes-contributor Thussy was looking for a new red Swingline stapler on Amazon. Check out the price on the last one! (Free shipping, though….) #fail
The 16th annual Sausagefest is fast approaching. July seems like it is a long way off, but the annual countdown takes time to tabulate and assemble. Last year’s countdown was incredible. Hard to top “Ace of Spades” as the #1 song. Attendees are now being harassed for their 2017 lists. Mine is in — but there are many more to be submitted. Voting for your Sausagefest countdown songs is known as “paying your Rock and Roll taxes”, as Jeff Woods below knows:
Just like real taxes, sometimes you have to pester people to get them in before the deadline. What is Sausagefest without a countdown (and some delicious lamb too)? So, a few hilarious memes have been sent out to get the message across. I hope you enjoy these memes regardless of your political stripes! (These are jokes and intended for a chuckle.)
We had a visitor at work. You’ll notice this visitor is not wearing the required safety equipment!
Photos by: Mrs. LeBrain
Location: Bonkers, Kitchener
I bought this shirt in Kincardine Ontario, with Jen when we were first going out. The girl at the checkout counter looked at it and muttered, “Protect your nuts?”
I didn’t know how to respond, so I simply said “Yeah…because it’s always good…to protect your nuts…”
It still fits, more or less.
My dad really likes Giorgio Tsoukalos — you know the guy? The dude with the crazy hair from Ancient Aliens who always has the same conclusion: “Could it be…aliens?”
I try to get my dad to be a little more skeptical and use his critical thinking skills when it comes to that show. After all, not everything is just explained by saying “aliens”. Dad argued back that “Giorgio Tsoukalos is an expert and knows what he’s talking about!” So I Googled him to see if that’s true. From Wikipedia’s sourced article:
Tsoukalos is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor’s degree in sports information and communication. For several years he worked as a bodybuilding promoter and a volunteer in IFBB sanctioned bodybuilding contests, including Mr. Olympia. He produced and directed the annual San Francisco Pro Grand Prix in years 2001-2005.
Sorry dad! You lose this time.