MikeGermain on What It’s Worth

It’s like someone answered a prayer I didn’t even make: Mike Germain was on the 200th episode of What It’s Worth.

I’ve previously talked about how much I love What It’s Worth, and I think we all know how I feel about MG.

Unfortunately, this was not the best interview TC has ever done, because we’ve heard the “I think Worcester’s inferiority complex comes out of the late 70s” speech about fifty times before, and because Mike Germain, whose forte is the small, self-deprecating quip, doesn’t work quite as well in the long-ish form of the 30 minute interview.

Here’s the best of MG and TC:

Mike Germain: “I’m Irish with a French name.  Everybody knows I’m Irish.  Look at the baked potatoes in my face.” [from the 8.55 mark]
 
Mike Germain, talking about Worcester – “It’s a small Kansas City” [from the 20:55 mark]
 
Tom Colletta, also talking about Worcester: “It’s not that bad here, but it costs to park” [from the 23.15 mark]
 
I love the Proust Questionnaire portion of What It’s Worth, and MG was at his MikeGermainiest at that part of the interview.  Seriously, tell me if any of these was really a surprise to you:
 
Favorite TV show: Gilligan’s Island
Favorite actor: Pacino [because, on WiW, you can only name “De Niro” or “Pacino” in this category]
Favorite actress: Tina Louise [though, to be fair, it seemed he was stumped]
Favorite sport: hockey [Did you need to ask?!?]
 
So, the interview is probably only necessary for the Mike Germain completist. 

Bloggah Coffee Last Night (and Future Plans)

Last night, the following folks attended our blogger coffee: Eric K., Hannah, James, Katie, KarlClaudia, Mike, Mike, Cathy, Noah (and son), Carrie, and myself. 

(It should be noted that it sounded like Nu Cafe was channeling my Pandora playlists, Whitesnake included.  All it was missing was Montell Jordan and Londonbeat.)

After that, some of us headed over to Sprout where we prepared seed bombs.  (Also, I finally saw Crystal in person.)

As always, it was great to see you all and meet the folks I hadn’t yet met! 

This is the most hipster thing I've ever done in my life.

Also, in “the Worcester Bloggers desperately need a social secretary” news, folks on Twitter have already been busily discussing what to do for our next meetup(s). 

(1) There’s a possibility that we could do either a Worcester Bloggers night or TweetUp at a Worcester Tornadoes game.  If this sounds like something that would appeal to you, please email me or comment on this post. 

(2) Folks have also been discussing an ice cream social or picnic.  There have even been promises of homemade ice cream.  I wanted to see if folks would be interested in doing a meetup at the Children’s Friend Big Dipper Festival on Saturday, July 16.  (Which, thankfully, does not conflict with the Moxie Festival.  However…will there be vegan ice cream at the Big Dipper?)  So — let me know in the comments or via email if this sounds like something you’d like to do (either the Big Dipper or something less formal).

(3) If you’d like to do a blogger breakfast (on a Saturday morning) or a blogger brunch (on a Sunday, preferably at WooDaddy), please email or leave a comment.  (At this point, I should probably just do a poll, but comments make me happier.)

Also, if you’d like to coordinate one/any/all of the above events, let me know.