Episode 146: Huey Lewis Fans Hate Joe with Jen Jones and Dan Donatelli

Ep 146

Jen Jones Dan DonatelliAuthor Jen Jones ("Celebrity With Heart: Oprah Winfrey") and writer Dan Donatelli (twitter.com/thenewyoinker) join The Second Column podcast as the show dials up its first guest via Skype (comedian Doug Driesel Jr.), Joe and Jen play Dating Game!, Dan plays joke sniper, the gang talks about Huey Lewis Nation's hatred for Joe and everyone gives Mike new nicknames. Plus, Dan gets to the root of Jedanny.jpgrry Seinfeld's humor. | Download Episode

Episode 146: Huey Lewis Fans Hate Joe




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written by Joke Sniper, September 04, 2010
Hi, this is Dan, the Joke Sniper, with a supplemental note for this episode.

I had indeed told Joe I was willing to come on the show anytime and do a little joke-sniping, and when Joe referred to me as the Joke Sniper, Mike called me "Machine Gun," for some reason.

I'm not sure if that was just a case of "Mike being Mike," but I did have a follow-up comment on his "comment." Unfortunately, the follow-up wasn't funny, so I kept it to myself, but it is interesting, so I'm going to share it here.

An old Marine named Carlos Hathcock is one of the most celebrated snipers in all of U.S. military history. He fought in Vietnam and had 93 confirmed kills, including the assassination of a Vietnamese general that required three days of crawling through the jungle to reach the target.

Anyway, here is what I was getting at: Carlos Hathcock set the combat sniping distance record in Vietnam, with a shot from around 2,500 yards away, by mounting a sniper's scope on a machine gun and firing single shots at a time.

So, in that way, Mike stumbled backwards into giving me a very nice compliment, because Carlos Hathcock is one of my heroes, and he sniped with a machine gun.
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written by Sara S., September 03, 2010
Jen--I can't believe you chose Sixteen Candles over Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!smilies/wink.gif

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