Elephant Crossing Podcast

Elephant Crossing is a biweekly podcast featuring bizarre conversations with comics and artists from all over the West Coast, hosted by Spenser O’Neill (@spenseroneill) and Brian Rees (not good on twitter). You can hear more episodes at the Elephant Crossing website or check out Spenser O’Neill’s comedy on Rooftop.

I spent an hour in my friend’s garage recording this tidbit of quality entertainment. It only cost me $2.50 for bus fare. NSFW.

Episode 085 with Erin Ingle

Break Up

Praise be to JellyStick Extravaganza, also known as Spenser O’Neill and Brian Rees, for letting me explore the depths of my shitty acting capabilities in this sketch.

I also had the pleasure of guesting on their podcast which really heats up at about 46:40 with a live reading of a very dramatic screenplay by a young Brian Rees.

You can listen to the episode here.

Tragedy: Overheard at a Party

I had the pleasure of attending a small apartment soiree this weekend.  It was just a casual evening, themed “watching a movie at my co-worker’s place after work.”  In my immediate proximity for the last forty-five minutes of this gathering was a young man erupting with the most asinine and ill-informed diarrhea of non-facts I’ve laid ears on in ages. We’ll call him Dick.

“In Portugal, you’re not a man if you haven’t f***ed a donkey.”

Yes, that’s right. He had “watched a documentary” (but couldn’t recall its title) that informed him of this rite of passage. In this film he’d learned that “any man who gets married there has had sex with a donkey.” I posited that perhaps it was not so much a scientific type of documentary he was watching, but in fact a film of a more pornographic variety.  Iberian Ass-Bangers, or something like that.
Dick then proceeded to outline the obvious disadvantages of such bestiality. He would never get freaky with a donkey because “they’d kick you, man!” –essentially pointing out the blatant gap in logic that allowed him to believe whatever the hell he was claiming in the first place.

“Turkish”

Super bonus round: This kid had brought with him to our mutual friend’s house a young man he’d met outside a bar that night.  This was a fellow originally from Turkey.  His name was Hasam.  As the evening drew to a close and I was leaving, the aforementioned scholar was requesting Hasam’s contact information.  Dick held his cellphone, asking, “How do you spell ‘Hasam’”.  Hasam began, “H-A” and was quickly interrupted by Dick.
“No, in Turkish.”
“H-”
“But how do you spell it in Turkish?”
I don’t know if Dick was under the impression that “Hasam” was not Hasam’s real name, or what the hell was going on in his mind. If he was asking Hasam to say the names of the letters as they’re pronounced in Turkish or Kurdish, how would he know then what Hasam said? Was he imagining an Arabic script rather than the Latin alphabet? How was he going to put that in his cell phone?

I sprinted out the door.

A Supremely Employable Teen

My résumé circa 2006.

Erin Ingle
XXX Vancouver Ave.
Medford, OR 97504
(541) XXX-3534

Experience:

  • “Customer Maniac,” Taco Bell™, August to September 2005
  • Sales associate, Mervyn’s™, November 2005 to present

Education/Academics:

South Medford High School, Medford, Oregon

  • Honors student
  • Academic GPA: 3.7
  • Citizenship GPA: 3.9
  • Oregon Driver’s License

Extra-Curricular Involvement:

  • Panther Leadership
  • Sophomore Class President
  • Junior Class Vice President
  • Drama Club (International Thespian Society member)
  • Oregon State Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Team member
  • Math Team
  • Sparrow Club volunteer
  • Volunteer construction (Mexico mission trips ’04 and ’05)

General Skills/ Interests:

  • Alphabetizing
  • Blogging
  • Bow Hunting
  • Coffee making
  • Coffee drinking
  • Dealing with other people’s issues
  • Eating
  • Freestyle rapping
  • Grapes?
  • High-fiving
  • Intellectual conversation
  • Justice
  • Kayaking (would be fun to learn)
  • Living life to the fullest
  • Making delicious cakes
  • Never saying “never”
  • Operation™
  • Playing music
  • Quail watching
  • Reading Donnie Jeter’s latest blog entry
  • Smiling
  • Trying my darndest
  • Utilizing my resources
  • Violence prevention
  • Waiting on customers
  • Xtra shots of espresso?
  • Yachts (I don’t own one, but I’d like to some day)
  • Zen gardening