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136 John Mazz Youtube Channel Side Hustle Enterprise dogecoin and safemoon opinions
Having a bit of background in building computers on his own, John was thrilled when he first got to learn the concept of cryptocurrency. He got involved in crypto since its conception in 2009 when he just moved to Southwest Florida. At the time, Bitcoin can be mined with a PC, so with a small computer plugged at the back of a welding shop, John started mining Bitcoin. Before he even landed where he is now, John had a few bumps along the way. It reached the point where he sold everything he had and moved 800 miles away from Southwest Florida. Despite his success in making money out of cryptocurrency and as a YouTuber, John does not consider himself a professional trader or proficient in it. He sees himself as a masterclass welder who loves trading and cryptocurrency.
135 Dave Vadala Comedian Host of The Comics Feature
Join Scott and Mark with their guests Dave Vadala as they chat about reviewing movies and working as a stand-up comic during the pandemic. Dave Vadala is a comedian, filmmaker, movie critic, and podcast host known for his dark humor, which sometimes gets him in trouble. Today, Dave shares his thoughts on how annoying friendly neighborhoods are and why Australia could be The Matrix. You don’t want to miss this, so stay tuned and enjoy the episode!
134. Dave Sarra Comedian and co host of Comedy Stains
Join Scott and Mark with their guests Dave Sarra as they chat about comedy club stories, conspiracy theories, and the age of s****y sequels. Dave Sarra is a stand-up comedian, podcast host, Twitch streamer, and Youtuber known for the most random types of humor. Today, he shares his thoughts on comedians, politics, adult sites, and Antarctica. There’s a lot to unpack, so stay tuned and enjoy the episode!
Comedians and Connections
In this episode, Dave shares countless stories about comedy clubs and how most of them nowadays are just there to get your name out. Back when Kill Tony was still a thing, it was a way for most up-and-coming comedians to enter the scene. But, more often than not, newer podcasts trying to emulate Kill Tony only want to bring on big names like Joe Rogan, which Mark pointed out that podcasts are not about connecting with more prominent comedians but with an actual audience. After all, an audience is what makes a star and not just the people you know. Funny enough, Dave made the same point later on, saying that it is not about fame but about having fun with the audience and your peers. Unfortunately, while Joe Rogan’s ideology that all comedians are peers, Dave Sarra believes otherwise because if it were that simple, then it would not be difficult for aspiring comedians to enter the stand-up industry. While Dave made an attempt and failed, he still tries to connect with other comedians because he genuinely enjoys the company of others like him. In the end, the connections that matter are the ones where you have the most fun.
Conspiracies on Antarctica and Giant Culture
Later on, Dave is asked the usual “Is Australia real?” question, which, interestingly enough, spiraled down into a discussion surrounding Antarctica. While he immediately confirmed that Australia is real, contrary to Flat Earthers’ beliefs, he still questioned why Antarctica surrounds the Earth on all its edges. For a moment, this question confused the hosts to the point that they thought Dave was a Flat Earther. Luckily, he was not, but that does not waver his concerns around Antarctica. Now, when he was asked what his favorite conspiracy theory is, to the hosts’ surprise again, Dave did not answer Antarctica but rather Giant Culture. At first, the three went on about a documentary-like show about giants, spiraling down once again into how redheads and dinosaurs prove that giants could have existed. While numerous studies have either debunked or proven it, giant culture remains a conspiracy that will always pique Dave Sarra’s interest.
Outline of the Episode:
[01:18] Dave talks about what he does and how he met Kelsey Hudgins.
[06:50] How podcasts like Kill Tony were a way for up-and-coming comedians to be seen.
[08:22] Dave’s experience being on Kill Tony and how much he sucked the first time.
[10:55] What comedy bars are open in Los Angeles, and which ones charge too much.
[13:03] How comedy clubs nowadays are about getting your name out there than connecting with an audience.
[16:17] How long he’d been doing stand-up, and why comedians are not the same.
[19:19] The Green Room and Dave’s stories of hanging around big names like Bobby Lee and Joe Rogan.
[22:45] Dave’s notes on previous guests and how the background music trips him up.
[26:01] Their thoughts on magic and Dave’s Magic Castle story.
[29:27] Growing up in the age of s****y sequels and why Dave loves them.
[31:40] Recent movies they saw and why not having been to theaters made even the s****y ones good.
[34:24] What the best Star Wars movie is and why it is not The Force Awakens.
[38:21] A discussion on wrestling and politics and why Dave loves getting involved in both.
[40:53] What Dave Sarra’s favorite adult site is and why he made an Xvideos account.
[44:02] Their answers to Dave’s question of “If you’re stuck on an island, which po
133 Steven Briggs TruTV's Laff Tracks, Hulu's Coming to the Stage, Jokesters TV
Join Scott and Mark with their guests Steven Briggs as they chat about the hierarchy of traveltransits and Steven’s toilet paper giveaway. Steven Briggs is a comedian, actor, writer, andYoutuber known for his hilarious sketches. Today, he shares stories of him either witnessingsomeone almost getting stabbed on a Greyhound or drinking breast milk from a shot glasstwice. If you want to hear more crazy stories, stay tuned and enjoy the episode!Where Do Truck Drivers Hook UpIn this episode, Steven asked the vital question, “Where do truck drivers hook up?” Now, thequestion stemmed from their conversation about “The Mile High Club.” That is, If someonehooks up on a plane and they call it “The Mile High Club,” what would they call it if someonehooked up on a bus? The three then agreed on “The Mile Marker Club,” but it eventuallyevolved into how you would even hook up on a bus, and in turn, on a truck. At first, they thoughttruck drivers would hook up on the tiny beds they would sleep on in the front of the truck. ButSteven proposed that truck drivers would hook up in the back, where the fruits and vegetablesare. Hence, while the three jokingly agreed on this idea, this also answers why your avocadosare sticky.Steven’s Toilet Paper GiveawayRight when COVID started, Steven did somewhat of a “giveaway.” He always wanted to buy abidet, and he did, which changed his life forever. But now, he had a bunch of toilet paper he nolonger needed. Hence, he put out a speaker on his balcony, played some music, andannounced that he was giving away his toilet paper. Then again, that wasn’t the best part of it.People started crowding up the place just to come and get toilet paper, and to Steven lookedlike a pigeon coming for bread crumbs. Even better, more people came by every day at around3 PM to, again, just get free toilet paper. Steven even described them as feral cats becausepeople would often end up fighting over the last rolls. In the end, it was a fun experience for bothSteven and his neighbors.About Steven BriggsSteven is an LA-based comedian, writer, and actor. In addition to his international touringschedule for Stand-up, he regularly shoots sketch comedy for his YouTube channel, which hasgrown exponentially in recent years, with videos grossing over 100k views.He has just returned from his 5th tour performing for the US troops in the Middle East and hasrecently been featured on TruTV's Laff Tracks, Hulu's Coming to the Stage, Jokesters TV CW,and is slated to appear on a new Netflix show this year. His album, Whiskey Dick, can be foundon iTunes.Outline of the Episode:● [02:23] Why Steven Briggs likes eating hot stuff and his experience eating a CarolinaReaper.● [04:15] The euphoria of sensory overload and different kinds of weed.● [08:55] What would get Mark to smoke a dab again, and what an EBT card is.● [12:37] Who do people say they look like and comments on Steven’s bleached hair.● [13:50] How horse-backing a dog is better than just riding a bus while touring the states.● [15:45] Steven’s story about seeing someone almost getting stabbed on a Greyhound.● [19:07] The hierarchy of travel transit and where cars would be on it.● [22:24] Where do truck drivers hook up, and why your avocados are sticky.● [25:34] How Steven ended up moving into a haunted apartment.● [27:59] Why drinking breast milk from a shot glass twice did not get Steven onWorldStar.● [30:59] What got Steven into sketch comedy, and how he did a toilet paper giveaway.● [37:19] Another story where Steven saw a guy bug 36 rolls of toilet paper at the height ofthe TP scare.● [39:00] Why it has been years since Steven was on a website and how AmigosPC needsto...
132. David Mitchell Jr discussions of Dogecoin Safemoon Futures
Join Scott and Mark with their guests David Mitchell Jr. as they chat about diving into cryptocurrency and the future of digital transactions. David is a YouTuber whose content ranges from real estate investing to now cryptocurrency. Today, he shares his thoughts on the “crypto as the people’s new currency” movement and how the recent hype of Dogecoin may cause the rise of other crypto forms. If you want to get ahead with digital stocks and currency, stay tuned and enjoy the episode!Crypto As The People’s CurrencyWith the promise of it stabilizing later down the line, there has been a movement to make crypto the people’s new currency recently, piquing the interest of many. David Mitchell Jr. even dove into what it could mean concerning the current economy and the dollar’s value. He believes that certain aspects have to take place. The issue of inflation has often hindered the possibility of crypto becoming the people’s currency. Take the dollar, for example. The dollar also struggles with inflation. It usually has to be attached to something to grow in value, such as gold and oil. Cryptocurrencies are no exception to this problem. The current economy is so linked to physical investments that people would more often than not take out loans for real estate, cars, education, and the like. But now that we live in a digital age where most transactions are done online, cryptocurrency can be the people’s new form of payment. Investors may be turned off by crypto due to inflation now. Still, once companies start incorporating crypto into their system, its value may stabilize because then it would have goods linked to it. Then again, another issue would be regulations surrounding transactions that use cryptocurrency, which is where the Federal Reserve comes in. Either way, many factors have to be considered before crypto can become the people’s currency, but its possibilities are just as endless.The Rise of New CryptocurrenciesIn the last five years, Dogecoin has caused plenty of hype surrounding cryptocurrency. Hence, David believes that we will see numerous cryptocurrencies popping up because of it, especially in 2021. Cryptocurrencies like Doge have already made millionaires in the past few weeks alone so, who is to say it will end there? David, for one, has said that if ever he were to gun for any of the current cryptos in the market, he would hold onto Doge and AMC. According to him, everything else, such as GameStop stocks and the like, is still traditional. And with how things are rapidly developing in the digital market, there is no guarantee that these forms of crypto will hold their own. Then again, David would still preach for people never to invest what they are afraid of losing. While people have often joked about putting their retirement fund into crypto, it is still beneficial to practice caution when it comes to crypto. The issue of inflation is still prevalent after all. That being said, the most significant loss would be if you put everything in, and then it does not take off, but when you do sell it, that is when it takes off. Therefore, patience and perseverance are still the keys to any successful investment, whether crypto or not.Outline of the Episode:•[01:53] Who David Mitchell Jr. is and his range as an online content creator.•[05:06] What got David into investing and the first related project he worked on as an investor.•[07:50] Sharing experiences with real estate and the most significant project David is currently working on.•[10:38] What prompted him to learn more about cryptocurrency, specifically Dogecoin, and his initial thoughts.•[13:40] “Crypto as the people’s currency” movement and what it could entail for the current economy.•[16:06] David’s answer to “Is it possible for cryptocurrency like Doge to be stabilized enough to become the people’s new currency?”
131. Phoenix Comedian Steve Shortbus Krause
Join Scott and Mark with their guests Steve “ShortBus” Krause, as they chat about how to get into comedy and why there needs to be more genuine comics in the industry. ShortBus is a stairclimber, motivational speaker, and comedian from Pheonix, Arizona. Today, he shares what inspired him to get into stand-up and why he thinks aliens are real. There’s a lot to unpack so, stay tuned and enjoy the episode!Still Having Fun, Even in DisabilityIn this episode, ShortBus shares why he jokes about disability as an opener for his performances. While some would get rightfully offended by it, other people who sometimes have disabilities often come up to him and praise him for his work. They would tell him how included they felt and how brave he was for representing people of disability, showing the world that anyone can do comedy. ShortBus also does it because he believes he is already at a disadvantage when he goes on stage and is in a wheelchair. After all, any comic is immediately judged the second they walk out the door. Being disabled takes it to a whole other level because people would either feel sorry for him or expect him to make the same unfunny handicapped jokes. And so, ShortBus takes his disability and uses it to his advantage by breaking the ice with it. He lets people know that he is okay with being disabled and that if he doesn’t feel sorry for himself, you shouldn’t either. In the end, the audience has two options: they use their God-given legs and walk out or sit there and enjoy the ride. For ShortBus, his audience often chooses the latter.Mental Health Among ComediansWe all know mental health is an important issue everyone should address. Here, ShortBus asked the interesting question of “Why mental health is not being addressed in the comedian world right now?” and answered it best. According to him, comedians do what they do because they either hate their lives or are more screwed in the head than average. Often, comedians use their unstable mental health as fuel to the fire that is their performances. But once the fire is out, where does that fuel go? It stays in there, in their head, either until their next performance or until they burn themselves out. The worst part is, people often pretend it doesn’t ever happen and move on. ShortBus addresses this issue because the last thing he wants is to see one of his good comic friends pass away because nobody offered to help, that or they are expected to funny all the time, which should not be the case. In the end, people should see comedians are not always who they are on stage and are people too.Outline of the Episode:•[01:53] Why ShortBus uses his disability as an opener in his lineup.•[09:00] How he deals with people who get offended by his jokes.•[10:43] ShortBus, Fastpass, and his expensive fun time at Disney with his family.•[13:52] What inspired him to get into stand-up comedy and how he got started.•[20:41] Why we need more genuine comics and performers.•[25:27] How ShortBus manages to work from home and help his kids with their online classes.•[29:01] Parenting, Gaming, and Why his stepsons won’t play with him.•[32:56] The struggle of coming up with a username on Twitch and streaming.•[36:00] ShortBus shares a story about a hooker being recognized and called by their fake name.•[40:50] What ShortBus’ favorite adult site is and why it’s HBO.•[42:59] His thoughts on the conspiracy theory “Is Australia real?”•[45:33] Why Shortbus would gladly fly to Mars if given a one-way ticket to it.•[48:29] What his favorite conspiracy theory is and why our pictures of UFOs suck.•[53:56] If he wasn’t doing comedy, what would alternate universe ShortBus do?•[58:12] ShortBus shares how he survived the darkest time in his life.•[1:06:29] His advice to people who also want to quit their drinking habits.•[1:09:55]...
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