The El Show Episode 42: Defriending and Airplanes


Episode 42 focused on several current topics, including defriending, Obama’s difficulties, and airline fares. Here’s a breakdown of the episodes topics:

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The El Show Episode 41: Nazis Playing Frisbee


Episode 41 started off quivering about the Pet Shop Boys, theater and the Expendables.

  • Richard Laermer hung out with the Pet Shop Boys, and they like Eminem.
  • Richard discussed the theater, then Geoff joined the conversation with an epic rant about Washington theater.
  • We discussed Richard Wagner, and Nazis playing frisbee. It’s so wrong!
  • When people ask us to do things for free, the recession is really bad. Things are bad right now, says Richard.
  • Philadelphia charges bloggers $300 to exist in the city.
  • The Emmys happened and Breaking Bad won, but Conan O’Brien didn’t.
  • The Tea Party is funded by the richest people in the right
  • The New York newspaper game, from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Post.

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The El Show Episode 40: Progress Is a Slog


Episode 40 starting off with a brief celebration of our 40th episode. Then our show was about a bunch of issues and tensions in society which show progressive tension.

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How to Host Your Own CitizenGulf Event

Fishing Families Wait for Aid

Dear Friends:

Do you want to make a difference for the Gulf region communities affected by the oil spill, but don’t know how?

Both Gulf Coast Benefit and Social Media Club have decided to sponsor Citizen Effect’s CitizenGulf project. The effort has become a National Day of Action on August 25th, in alignment with the week of the fifth anniversary of Katrina. You can host your own local benefit!

The benefit — to be promoted by Gulf Coast Benefit — will help fishing families find a new, more sustainable future by providing education resources for their children. Catholic Charities of New Orleans is the beneficiary of all CitizenGulf National Day of Action donations. Citizen Effect will send 100% of donations, less credit card fees, directly to Catholic Charities to support education programs for fishing families.

Your Event Means a Summer Night of Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, and More

World of Coca Cola Party

If you want to host an event, we are suggesting a meet-up at places that can accommodate the following: People, hurricanes, New Orleans themed music (i.e. jazz, blues, zydeco) and a local green or environmental expert who can say a few things about the oil spill’s impact on the marine environment and the Gulf Coast economies associated with it. Registration will be $10.

The CitizenGulf team will set up your event page to ensure all proceeds go directly to the charities, with no worries about pass through fees. To sign up for your own event click here. We hope your Social Media Club will join us in time for a national roll-out of host cities on August 1.

The El Show Episode 37: First Hand Accounting from the Gulf


Episode 37 of the El Show discussed the developing Gulf situation based on Geoff’s first-hand research.

Here’s the breakdown of Episode 37:

  • Richard’s heading to Tel Aviv for business!
  • Geoff’s takeaways from the Gulf, including how bad the environmental disaster is and the Obama administration’s performance (photos here)
  • The PR Snow Job that we’re getting in the Gulf
  • The plight of unlicensed fishing families
  • Next steps for the citizengulf campaign
  • What was TEDxOilSpill and why should we care?
  • Is the TEDx brand elitist?
  • What happened to the Superman franchise?
  • Something positive this week…

Download or listen to the El Show Episode 37 today! Also available on iTunes!