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Problem Solvers…ish #17: Political Cows and Facebook Vitriol

So, the campaign season that is Monkey House 2016 is in high gear. Unfortunately, so is the Facebook vitriol that keeps showing up in your feed! These people are your friends, right? Or, at least they were back in April, before everybody lost all sense of political proportion.

Artists rendering of what political discourse might look like Facebook vitriol took place in physical gathering places, such as cafés, instead of in "the cyber" of social media, (by Manuel Cabral y Aguado Bejarano).
Artists rendering of what political discourse might look like if all this recent Facebook vitriol took place in physical gathering places, such as cafés, instead of in “the cyber” of social media, (by Manuel Cabral y Aguado Bejarano).

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Problem Solvers…ish #13: Hamilton Tickets…or lack thereof.

“Hamilton” is the hottest musical in the country right now, and it has been that way for months. Proving that they are not only first class problem solvers, but also first-world problem solvers, Lex and Seth tackle the very serious and tragic issue of not being able to get Hamilton tickets.

Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton," 2014–2015 Season, Public Theater (photo by Joan Marcus).
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton,” 2014–2015 Season, Public Theater (photo by Joan Marcus).

The official word on “Hamilton” tickets from the Richard Rodgers Theater:

“Currently, tickets to Hamilton on Broadway are extremely limited. Please enter your email below for updates, and be the first to know when new tickets are available.” Keep Reading

Problem Solvers…ish #9 — Allusions down on the Animal Farm

CAN our heroes rescue a poor, lost student from the complex pitfalls (and pratfalls) of and American literature classic like George Orwell’s Animal Farm? Can Lex and Seth illuminate the obscurities of illusion (Or was it allusion? Or maybe e-lusion?) constructed to make life murder for a hapless adolescent? In a pig’s eye, I say, but you can dream if you want!

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NSFW: Seth & Lex plumb the literary depths of a AmLit classic…

Today’s problem came in via e-mail from a completely unknown source! What a shame that he knows how to get a hole of us—he may want his money back. Oh, wait! We don’t charge for our -ishy advice!

By Joanbanjo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
“Animal Farm,” by Joanbanjo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All those pigs and sheep and “four legs good” stuff…what the hell did that all mean, anyway, right? Mrs. Dobush is probably still waiting for MY report on George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Decades later, am I any closer to figuring out what all symbolism was symbolic of? Prolly not, so why not let’s give the Problem Solvers…ish a whack at it? I mean, all bad advice is dreadful, but some bad advice is more dreadful than others.

What’s YOUR Problem?

Every week Seth Brown and Lex Friedman tackle a listener submitted problem. It could be any kind of issue—family, career, love, religion, political. Doesn’t matter! Seth and Lex are equally unqualified to address ANY of your troubles.

BUT, that doesn’t mean they won’t try. And it doesn’t mean they might not solve your problem by accident! Just Skype click the link in the sidebar to access our web-based voice-messaging system. Or, if you’re bashful, e-mail it to us at problems<at>greylockglass.com

At your request, we will “Anonymize” your voice, making is less likely that your boss will recognize that it’s you complaining about her peculiar bathroom habits and tendency to stalk you on social media.

Problems dealt with on a “funniest-come, first-served basis.” Real Debbie-downer issues like death, IRS audits, and that sink hole swallowing up your carport? The may take a lonnnnng time for us to get around to. Just leave a voice message by clicking the picture in the side bar of the girl on the party line!

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Problem Solvers…ish #8 — The Time/Money, Work/Life (im-)balance

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NSFW: Seth and Lex waste the time of a listener who contacted us to ask how to more time to make valuable use of his life…

Today’s problem came in via e-mail from a completely unknown source! What a shame that he knows how to get a hole of us—he may want his money back. Oh, wait! We don’t charge for our ishy advice!

Do you remember those halcyon days when you had lots of time to just fritter away? But you didn’t have any money to go do cool stuff? Well, having a job, solves the poverty thing, but…you’re always working…How to solve that work/life (im-)balance

The Problem Solvers…ish confront work/life balance injustice HEAD ON, as they set a laser focus on a blurry answer. Sorry to those of you who had better things to do with that 1/2 hour!

What’s YOUR Problem?

Every week Seth Brown and Lex Friedman tackle a listener submitted problem. It could be any kind of issue—family, career, love, religion, political. Doesn’t matter! Seth and Lex are equally unqualified to address ANY of your troubles.

BUT, that doesn’t mean they won’t try. And it doesn’t mean they might not solve your problem by accident! Just Skype click the link in the sidebar to access our web-based voice-messaging system. Or, if you’re bashful, e-mail it to us at problems<at>greylockglass.com

At your request, we will “Anonymize” your voice, making is less likely that your boss will recognize that it’s you complaining about her peculiar bathroom habits and tendency to stalk you on social media.

Problems dealt with on a “funniest-come, first-served basis.” Real Debbie-downer issues like death, IRS audits, and that sink hole swallowing up your carport? The may take a lonnnnng time for us to get around to. Just leave a voice message by clicking the picture in the side bar of the girl on the party line!

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Problem Solvers…ish #4 — Don’t put up with poop from your neighbors!

Neighbor Relations: A messy minefield after a scooper war…"Problem Solvers...ish" — a twisted take on the advice column with comedy duo Seth Brown and Lex Friedman

 

Your neighbors’ dog is a poop factory. Your neighbors don’t care.

How do ask your neighbors to clean up after their dog without stepping in it? We mean an inter-apartment landmine of hostility, of course. The issue seems pretty cut and dried to you (or maybe not so dried…yeesh!)—not your dog, not your poop. Why should you have to put up with it the nasty sight and smell, right? Shit-fer-brains neighbors might be surprisingly confused about their civic responsibility as far as Fifi’s fecal habits go.

Seth and Lex plumb the depths of weeks of poop and neighborly patience and offer some solutions about how to deal with inescapable, irresponsible pet owners. The key thing is to avoid violence. Or wait…was an act of violence the solution? I don’t remember. But when you’ve had to clean the crap out of the treads of your high tops with a thin stick for the third time, there’s only one place to turn—The Problem Solvers…ish! They’ll help restore that sense of peace and harmony, poop-free!

What’s YOUR Problem?

Every week Seth Brown and Lex Friedman tackle a listener submitted problem. It could be any kind of issue—family, career, love, religion, political. Doesn’t matter! Seth and Lex are equally unqualified to address ANY of your troubles.

BUT, that doesn’t mean they won’t try. And it doesn’t mean they might not solve your problem by accident! Just Skype click the link in the sidebar to access our web-based voice-messaging system. Or, if you’re bashful, e-mail it to us at problems<at>greylockglass.com

At your request, we will “Anonymize” your voice, making is less likely that your boss will recognize that it’s you complaining about her peculiar bathroom habits and tendency to stalk you on social media.

Problems dealt with on a “funniest-come, first-served basis.” Real Debbie-downer issues like death, IRS audits, and that sink hole swallowing up your carport? The may take a lonnnnng time for us to get around to. Just leave a voice message by clicking the picture in the side bar of the girl on the party line!

 

 

Problem Solvers…ish #3 — Election Woes: Living in an Idiocracy?

Cerebral Electoralosis:

Stupidity Exacerbated by Prolonged Exposure to Election Coverage"Problem Solvers...ish" — a twisted take on the advice column with comedy duo Seth Brown and Lex Friedman

 

 

Has the coming election turned YOUR friends, family, and co-workers into morons?

Hoo-BOY is this a tough problem! You can just about hear the droplets of sweat trickle down the ashen faces of our trustee solutioneers as they grapple with one of the BIG conversational No-Nos—politics. But we knew it couldn’t be avoided. Someone was bound to call up begging for help with the common problem of being surrounded by idiots durning a heated (and unnaturally long…) election season.

Seth and Lex do their best to grapple with the deeper social and psychological issues surrounding the people’s-brains-turn-to-mush syndrome that occurs on both sides (but this year, a LOT more on one side, if you follow me) of the campaign divide. What do you DO when people you know, like, and maybe even love are politically challenged? Is there any way to get all the way through the election in November without alienating half of your community? The Problem Solvers…ish tell you how!

What’s YOUR Problem?

Every week Seth Brown and Lex Friedman tackle a listener submitted problem. It could be any kind of issue—family, career, love, religion, political. Doesn’t matter! Seth and Lex are equally unqualified to address ANY of your troubles.

BUT, that doesn’t mean they won’t try. And it doesn’t mean they might not solve your problem by accident! Just Skype click the link in the sidebar to access our web-based voice-messaging system. Or, if you’re bashful, e-mail it to us at problems<at>greylockglass.com

At your request, we will “Anonymize” your voice, making is less likely that your boss will recognize that it’s you complaining about her peculiar bathroom habits and tendency to stalk you on social media.

Problems dealt with on a “funniest-come, first-served basis.” Real Debbie-downer issues like death, IRS audits, and that sink hole swallowing up your carport? The may take a lonnnnng time for us to get around to. Just leave a voice message by clicking the picture in the side bar of the girl on the party line!

 

 

Problem Solvers…ish #2 — Dearly Invited…Wedding RSVPuhleeze.

The Dreaded Wedding Invitation

"Problem Solvers...ish" — a twisted take on the advice column with comedy duo Seth Brown and Lex Friedman

 

 

Nothing like a June Wedding! Unless you had other plans for those 30 days…

Okay, so of course we know that there are some Blessed Events you really DO want to go to. But you and the nuptiates knew you’d be there long before the gilt-scripted envelope showed up. We’re talking about those invites that make you say, whahhhh? You’re not that close to the bride OR groom, you’re like, 2,500 miles away, and you KNOW you’re going to be forced to endure some freaky ceremony that offends your faith or lack thereof.

What do you DO? You don’t want to be rude, but…Let Seth and Lex steer you in the right direction. It may take poetry slamming. It may take team Limerick-ing. But I’m pretty sure you won’t be wasting your June afternoons making small talk with relatives of friends of relatives of high school school class mates that you actually dated, now that you think of it, and…you get the picture.

What’s YOUR Problem?

Every week Seth Brown and Lex Friedman tackle a listener submitted problem. It could be any kind of issue—family, career, love, religion, political. Doesn’t matter! Seth and Lex are equally unqualified to address ANY of your troubles.

BUT, that doesn’t mean they won’t try. And it doesn’t mean they might not solve your problem by accident! Just Skype click the link in the sidebar to access our web-based voice-messaging system. Or, if you’re bashful, e-mail it to us at problems<at>greylockglass.com

Problems dealt with on a “funniest-come, first-served basis.” Real Debbie-downer issues like death, IRS audits, and that sink hole swallowing up your carport? The may take a lonnnnng time for us to get around to. Just leave a voice message by clicking the picture in the side bar of the girl on the party line!

 

 

Problem Solvers…ish #1 — Racism

Welcome! And say hello to Problem Solvers…ish, the latest addition to the Greylock Glass’ offerings. It’s also the first show we’ve launched strictly for your entertainment and amusement. It’s comedy meets the advice column!

"Problem Solvers...ish" — a twisted take on the advice column with comedy duo Seth Brown and Lex Friedman

 

 

Every week Seth Brown and Lex Friedman tackle a listener submitted problem. It could be any kind of issue—family, career, love, religion, political. Doesn’t matter! Seth and Lex are equally unqualified to address ANY of your troubles.

BUT, that doesn’t mean they won’t try. And it doesn’t mean they might not solve your problem by accident!

RACISM v. COMEDY!

In this, the very first episode, our intrepid solutionauts tackle the problem of RACISM. We thought it best to start out small and slow. Let’s see how they do with this perennially thorny challenge!

All I know is, there’s only so long any social ill can withstand the healing power of laughter and comedy.

YOU TOO can have your problems solved!

In this latest addition to our family of podcasts—you might call it a problem child—comedy duo Seth Brown and Lex Friedman want to hear all about your problems. Problems dealt with on a “funniest-come, first-served basis.” Real Debbie-downer issues like death, IRS audits, and that sink hole swallowing up your carport? The may take a lonnnnng time for us to get around to. Just leave a voice message by clicking the picture in the side bar of the girl on the party line!

 

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