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Options August 12, 2013: The Date with Jim the Poet, Family Vacation: Andrea Silenzi Guest Hosts

Tonight on the show, hear what happens when guest host Andrea Silenzi downs two pitchers of beer at Rudy's with her date Jim the Poet. He recently declared himself the leader of the Conceptual Poetry movement, and blogs about it. Plus, come along on her family vacation to South Carolina.

This the third in a series of of fill in programs while happy newlywed Benjamen Walker honeymoons in Europe. Join us next week for a look at endings. Do you have a break up story you'd like me to share? Tweet it @andreasilenzi.

Join TMI for a live remote broadcast on Monday, August 26th from 6-7pm at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street in NYC.

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Jim the Poet  Asks me out on live radio...   Options  
Laura Mayer  "That's how you build chemistry. You get it on the record."   Options  
Jim the Poet  Gets us hot dogs at Rudy's   Options  
Jim the Poet  Tells me why he became a poet   Options Jim 
Jim the Poet  On why men fake orgasms   Options  
Jim the Poet  Should you give everyone a chance?   Options Jim 
Family Vacation  As heard on TMI in 2010   Options  

Listener comments!

Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:04pm Danne D:

Beep Beep :)

Hi Folks
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:05pm Danne D:

"Previously on Too Much Information..."
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:06pm Cecile:

He sounds fun. You're not a serial killer, are you Jim?
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:07pm Cecile:

Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:07pm Danne D:

Hiya Cecile :) This actually is an excerpt from last week. Presumably a build up for this week
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:07pm Cecile:

aw, bummer.
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:08pm northguineahills:

What if he's an amnesiac serial killer?
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:08pm Matt from Springfield:

All right, glad there's a recording of the Andrea-Jim Poet date! :)

Hi there Danne, Cecile and everyone!
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:09pm Cecile:

aw, the pop-up stream is down. I should be heading home anyway.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:11pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: "...Andrea accepted a date by the poet Jim. But, little did she know that the suitor was actually the evil twin brother of Jim the Poet, who also stands to inherit the Dukedom of Kirkcaldy. BUT, not if the treacherous Earl of Grampian has his say! CAN Andrea keep safe, and not be weirded out by the time their coffee arrives? Stay tuned!..."
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:11pm Danne D:

@cecile - try the main page
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:13pm Danne D:

I think they are trying to do some sort of switch-over with the pop-up streeams. I noticed a broken link on the "archives calendar" for FXO today but the "most recent archives" on the front page went to a working link.

I'm on the live pop-up stream now. I used the front page.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:13pm Danne D:

(Side note off topic to Cecile - are you watching WhoDunnit? I was very sad to see the QuizGuy get bumped off) :( anyway we can tweet about that if you want :)
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:14pm Matt from Springfield:

"Twin Peaks" is quite the FMU phenomenon; first amEdeo & Therese, now Jim.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:14pm Danne D:

"Not Enough Information" with Andrea Silenzi?
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:15pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: Oh no, who bumped off the QuizGuy? I like QuizGentlemen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:15pm Andrea:

@Danne D-- what do you want to know??
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:16pm Andrew Waterloo:

I had tubes in my ears when I was a kid. Needed them was pretty much def.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:18pm Danne D:

@Andrea - nothing. Was just playing off the show title as you mentioned that your editing pared down your part of the date. Innocent comment on my part :)
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:18pm Danne D:

Sorry to make this any more uncomfortable than it may already be, Andrea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:18pm Andrea:

This is the interview I am trying to book with a writer from Gawker: gawker.com...
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:19pm Danne D:

I had the usual pleasant failure of an e-date this weekend. It was pleasant. It was a failure on my part. Rinse. Repeat.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:20pm Danne D:

@Andrea now that definitely looks like too much information!
Sorry I'm in hyper-comment mode today :(
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:20pm northguineahills:

I had tubes in my ears as a kid, as well, due to a build up of fluid. I spent a summer having to wear earplugs when going into the pool or the beach.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:21pm Matt from Springfield:

Don't worry, QuizGuy will have his day, sometime :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:21pm Andrea:

Oh! It's OK Danne! You guys basically missed me telling Jim where I grew up, about annoying guys I've dated, and a really great story about a time I think a guy faked an orgasm with me... and then asked me to give his friend's band's CD to our music director.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:21pm Danne D:

@M_f_S A quasi-inside joke with Cecile from worlds elswehere
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:22pm Ike:

I had a REALLY bad e-date recently. Unusually terrible, instead of just mediocre. We had all the chemistry you'd find between a dead fish and an oil slick.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:24pm Danne D:

@Andrea :) besides you had to fit this experience into an hour - or even less if you opt to take calls and the like. Totally understandable.

I at least rated as "not a disaster" this weekend which sounds above average but not good enough. Shrug.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:24pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh well, best o' luck anyways, Danne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:25pm Andrew Waterloo:

@northguineahills I remember the ear plugs and cotton too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:25pm Andrea:

It's a good date, right??
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:26pm Matt from Springfield:

Thirteen Times An Hour.
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:27pm northguineahills:

Thank god I don't have to date any more, weird I found my fiance outside of NYC, and NY state, and the US. (at least it was the same continent).
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:27pm Danne D:

Thx Matt. My polyglot interests I think get in my own way most of the time. Seems like folks are able to zone in on the non-appealing thing. Favorite along those lines was the e-date that turned up their nose at NASCAR but mentioned the time she went to a polo match and they tamp down the field with their shoes between chukkers. Wearing fancy clothes and stomping on shit, okay :)

That's more than enough sharing on my part, TBH.

@Andrea I'm not really qualified to judge good dates to be honest. It's what you think that matters anyway :)
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:28pm Danne D:

@ngh a lot of replies to me online seem to be outside of NJ and the US and are based in Eastern Europe, like the Ukraine...
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:29pm Matt from Springfield:

That seems a reference to Kenny G's "reading the fifth hour of 9/11 broadcasts" show:
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:30pm northguineahills:

I got lucky, I friended a friend of a friend on myspace 7 years ago, and I ended up djing in Monterrey, Mexico, convinced her to visit me in nyc, and later to go to grad school in NYC.
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:31pm northguineahills:

I think Colbert actually did Kenny G's book, but his character made him play the devils advocate and the audience just worship whatever his character says.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:32pm Andrea:

That's right about Kenny G on Colbert. Jim also has a mini-satire of Kenny G going on his tumblr right now.... it reads as very bitter to me though: conceptualpoetry.tumblr.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:32pm Andrew Waterloo:

I am going through very dry period in terms of meeting people. Wish I was better at taking it to another level back then.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:33pm Danne D:

Colbert did Kenny G's book. Thanks for the reminder - I want to pick that up.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:34pm Danne D:

Jim's blog reminds me a bit of the Ted Nancy books.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:34pm Ike:

I agree that you don't need to give everybody a chance. I sure don't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:35pm Andrew Waterloo:

I find Colbert is too much about his character now a days. He used to get a lot more out of an interview than the same jokes about his ego over and over again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:38pm Ike:

I think Colbert's show is still brilliant despite some repetition in jokes about his character's ego.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:39pm Danne D:

(This part of the date is a rerun of many a date I've been on)
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:39pm northguineahills:

I've hooked up w/ many of my female friends (years ago), and I'm still friends w/ most of them, and I've been in a monogamous relationship for over 6 years. When you meet good, honest, intelligent, and talented people, it pays to make the friendship work.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Agree, Ike. Only so many variations you can do over the years.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:40pm Danne D:

I do give kudos to Andrea for being clear. Being clear is the best way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:41pm Andrew Waterloo:

I agree.. I've had a lot of relationships that I didn't think much of because they were mostly online and I really regret not maintaining them.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:41pm Danne D:

I can see Colbert being inclined to revert to character when confronted with a guest like Kenny G
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Yay, amicable ending!
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:42pm northguineahills:

And all of the girls I've dated where they were honest w/ me the whole time, I'm still friends w/.

And, yes, I dig Jim the Poet!
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:43pm Matt from Springfield:

Good evenin', Grandma Phyllis! :)
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Gotta pay the rent--I'm still scanning the classifieds for poet positions with a decent salary...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:49pm Andrew Waterloo:

Paying the rent is the reason I'm so boring.
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:50pm Sigurdur:

trusst, trust ust, trussrttrust, tr
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:50pm Danne D:

Listing of Rich Poets:
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:51pm northguineahills:

I'm only good w/ textual and dadaist poetry, unfortunately. (geography [GIS]is my backup plan)
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:51pm Danne D:

Hiya Sig :) I knew this discussion was missing something
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Danne :)
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:52pm Danne D:

Grandma is Getting BadCo'd
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:53pm Matt from Springfield:

But, it's less insulting without the cymbal taps coming in...

Thanks Grandma Phyllis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 6:53pm Andrea:

I sharpling'd her! I had no choice!
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:54pm northguineahills:

I went to Hilton Head w/ my family when I was 15. The only thing to do w/ my father was to play golf (which haven't played in years) and eat seafood).
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:55pm quinn:

i love hearing andrea on the radio!
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:55pm Danne D:

I imagine your dad having a younger 2nd wife, presumably closer in age to you, probably didn't do Jim the Poet any favorites. I could be totally off base with this thought.

@quinn I agree, Andrea is great :)
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:56pm Danne D:

Whoa. That's an unexpected twist.
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks Andrea, this was super fun! Keep the good fun up!
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:58pm Danne D:

Thanks for an interesting show Andrea :)
Have a good night, folks.
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:58pm Sigurdur:

dd hi... Hi DD
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 6:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Hooray for calling them "prawns" instead of "jumbo shrimp", that's their real name!

(Though in South and East Hemisphere English they say "prawn" even for "shrimp")
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 6:59pm Sigurdur:

  Mon. 8/12/13 6:59pm Fredericks:

This is fun, Andrea.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 7:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Andrea! Have a good night everyone!
Avatar Mon. 8/12/13 7:00pm northguineahills:

Prawns and Shrimp are synonyms..

hahahaha! I should have stuck w/ a kazoo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 7:00pm Andrea:

Sorry I sound so sad! That's my 2010 radio voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/12/13 7:00pm Andrew Waterloo:

I used to have the same issue going home and visiting my family. My brother actually came to visit the day I got home this year and didn't even say hello to me. Just got some free food and left.
Avatar    Mon. 8/12/13 7:02pm Matt from Springfield:

@NGH: Though prawns are larger.
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