By Tony Russo
If you listened last week you know that getting smorged can be hazardous to your health, but what we reveal, thanks to our intrepid field reporter @markospaghetti, is that just getting too close to a smorg can be physiologically dicey.
For what it’s worth the difficulties at the Plim Hotel were an incident rather than a tragedy at the time of this recording and since Legionaries Disease is rarely fatal we felt safe.
So I took a little heat at first during this week’s Todcast for putting “fun” so close to “cancer” but let me explain:
The work done by Women Supporting Women and other fund raising and awareness raising groups is critical and important but is in the end so popular and sustainable because it is both life affirming and fun.
Todd DeHart of who is the show’s co-host had been talking about the Pink Ribbon Pin-ups event he attended over the weekend and I had asked if he’d been to any other fun cancer events but after balking he had to admit that he had in face been at a ton of fun cancer events this week and had plans to be at more over the weekend. So do I.
In fact, the best part of October is the fact that summer is behind us and we can concentrate on enjoying ourselves rather than watching other people enjoying themselves. The number of events on any given weekend is truly dizzying and our guest, Kristen Conn, is kind of part of the problem.
Kristen works for Wicomico County promoting their events and such and she was on hand to talk about both the Good Beer Festival last weekend — which was spectacular — and the Autumn Wine Festival to be held at Pemberton Park this weekend.
Here’s a little secret about these kinds of festivals:
The last day is always the best because anything that doesn’t get poured has to get carried home. If you’re heading over there, head over Sunday.
Bryan Brushmiller, of Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin sent some blonde kid to pinch hit during the State of the Beer but it just devolved into an argument about whether the phrase “The State of the Union is strong” really appears in the annual State of the Union Address. (It totally does).
But the big news — which we didn’t mention on the Todcast so only our dear readers are hip to it — is that there will be no recording next week. Or at least there probably won’t be. We will be setting up speakers and expanding our live show to make it a little live-er and aren’t confident enough in our ability to record to promise that we will.
Point is: it will be primarily an interactive so make sure you come out and join us. You too might end up being Internet famous.
Feel free to join us 6 p.m. each Tuesday for the Happy Hour Todcast at Burley Oak Brewery. If something tragic keeps you from coming out you can always check out the shows on iTunes. It’s free, fun and only requires a half-hour listening investment. Fair warning before you listen: Put on your irony hats, kids. It’s all in good clean fun.