In honor of Jay Lake, we’ve put together this miniature audio drama featuring our “classic” celebrity impressions, some new impressions, a whole lot of Jay lore, and much more. If you have no idea why we’re doing it, then all you’ve got to do is listen to the beginning and then go over here and donate a billion dollars. We hope you all enjoy it, including Jay, who will probably listen to it because he’s nice to us… (kidding, of course).
Special thanks to everyone involved in making this episode, including my wonderful co-hosts — Jen, Paul, and Julia. You guys rock!
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Here’s the episode:
The Great Lake Conspiracy — A Mustache and the Mutt Mystery — Download (MP3)
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The intro music: “There It Is” by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY 3.0)
That’s all, folks! Thanks for listening. See you next time.
If you don’t know already, the fundraiser for Jay Lake’s medical bills has crossed the $40,000 mark. Paul and I saw this coming and talked about the possibility of putting together a short (and silly) audio production in honor of Jay should the fundraiser reach that mark. Because it has, we have decided to make that audio production.
Here’s what will happen:
Over the next week, Paul, Jen, Julia, and myself will write and edit a 5-minute audio production featuring Jay Lake in some fashion (we just came up with the idea for the project yesterday, so you’ll have to excuse me for having no idea exactly what we are going to do). He might be the hero. He might be a secret ninja goblin master. He might be the secret bikini-clad statue we all must acquire to save the world. Or he could just be Jay Lake and we’ll say silly things for 5 minutes in honor of his greatness. Whatever happens, the skit will contain a number of impressions (quality may vary), including:
- Sean Connery
- Peter Lorre
- Katharine Hepburn
- The Old Lady
- Truman Capote
- Cat Woman
- A Depressed Elephant Named Frank
We may add more later, such as our silly impersonations of characters from Twilight and so on. If you want to suggest a character for us to play (poorly or otherwise), let us know in the comments.
The point is: we’re doing this for Jay, because he’s amazing and we think being silly in public and poorly impersonating famous people in his honor is a nice thing to do.
So that’s that. If you have any suggestions, questions, etc., let us know in the comments. And if you haven’t donated yet, go do so. Every little bit helps!