Friday, April 30, 2010

Jim & Frank PodCast 11: Wracked Packaging!

Quail Hut sponsors another all-new, all-now episode of the J&F shebang. We hear from Charles McCullough, our QH liaison, and then settle into some real-life chit-chat. Did you know that Frank (of Jim & Frank) is a gag writer for Topps Chewing Gum's legendary "Wacky Packages" trading cards? Yep, it's true!

Hear Frank talk about his amusing, enlightening experiences in writing mainstream merchandising satire as work-for-hire! Learn how the rules have subtly changed... "wacky" is far different now than it was in the wild and woolly 1970s! (For example, drunken hillbilly humor is a no-no, as Frank recently learned.)

Their chat is interrupted by a visit from Ruth and "The Great DiJon." Our pet prestidigitator is in a glum mood, and exits quickly. Ruth fills us in. We reprise our patented "ThoughTunes" process, the better to illustrate her many mood-swings with the magic that is (and always will be) music, sweet music!

We have the genuine pleasure--and deep honor--to unveil a brand new Quail Hut jingle in this program--a soulful ditty they call "It Feels Like Home." It's a wow, folks!