Hey! That's My Hummus!

We're the only hummus-themed podcast which is not a cooking show.

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Filter This, WalMart Protests, and Footloose Redux #13 [LISTEN]

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This week Mike and I discussed the concept of customized search engine and social media filtering in the context that it’s being discussed in Eli Pariser’s book The Filter Bubble: What The Internet is Hiding From You.  In a grand experiment we searched three terms suggested by our Twitter followers:  muskrat, umbrella and occidental.   The results were… interesting.

We also discussed the impact of one day boycotts in light of WalMart’s recent victory in a gender discrimination case that was presided over in the Supreme Court and the total and complete immorality of remaking Footloose.

That last part might just be my opinion.

Special thanks to @bellaventa, @themuskrat and @pienary for providing the search terms in our highly scientific experiment.

Having trouble downloading or listening to our podcast?  E-mail us at hey@heythatsmyhummus. com and let us know.  We could probably maybe sort of help you out.

Congressman Weiner Resigns, Tracy Morgan is SO Sorry & A Gay Girl In Damascus, [LISTEN] Ep. 12

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We should have called this episode “My Big Gay Hummus: Vicodin and Thunder Edition.”

I think that’s all you need to know for now.

 

 

Have you followed us on Twitter, yet?  Just checking.

Hey! That’s My Ketchup!

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Three tomatoes are walking down the street — Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato and Baby Tomato. Baby Tomato starts lagging behind. And Papa Tomato gets really angry — goes back and squishes him. And says… “Ketchup!”

— Traditional Folklore. Also seen in “Pulp Fiction

 

First and foremost — Thank you for all of your support! You’ve been listening. downloading and spreading the word.  We’re now at — get this — over 4,000 downloads! We certainly couldn’t do this without you.

This week is a “catch-up” week (catch-up / ketchup. Ha. Get it?) for Hey! That’s My Hummus! There are those of you out there who may be a few episodes behind. Or there may be some of you who started listening recently and might want to hear some of our back episodes. Well — here’s your chance! We have twelve of them which you can listen to — or share with your friends.

For those of you who have listened to them all — are you really sure you’ve heard all of the subtlety? Did you know that each episode contains some fiery vitriol which sounds downright offensive when taken out of context? (You can click on the episode numbers to jump right to that podcast.)

  • Episode 0: “… her cancer was because she turned her back on God.”
  • Epsiode 1: “… these three or four guys decide ‘we’re going to do it in a back room where nobody is.'”
  • Epsiode 2: “… I would never be someone that would be like ‘Oh, she’s a feminist…'”
  • Epsiode 3: “… not if it’s sickening or not, but… how do you feel about gay people?”
  • Epsiode 4: “No, you’re not dumb. It’s just that you haven’t looked at a map in a while…”
  • Epsiode 5: “… maybe this will somehow appeal to Joe the Plumber. I don’t know…”
  • Epsiode 6: “… why are you purposely instigating people?”
  • Epsiode 7: “See how that works? When I don’t want to play, nobody plays.”
  • Epsiode 8: “Take a look at the Pakistanis. Do the Pakistanis want pecan pie?”
  • Epsiode 9: “… you need to go over there and do your own thing. Because we don’t want any part of this.”
  • Epsiode 10: “… do not call me a self-hating Jew just because I refuse to drink the Kool-Aid.”
  • Epsiode 11: “… if he can get my cel phone and find all my other ‘terroristy’ friends, you know, why not just arrest me…”

Yikes! We’re controversial! Tell your friends!

 

Related to last week’s show — we spoke a bit about those who were arrested for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial. And we talked about our love of Thomas Jefferson. And I mentioned his love of hummus.

Well, kind of. At least that’s alluded to in this very clever song by singer/songwriter/funny guy Remy of Go Remy. He’s a brilliant artist, and we’re going to have him on the show one day (although he’s not yet aware of this).  He has the best (only?) rap about hummus.  Watch below — and watch some of his other videos if you like what you see.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIybz6axr1Q

Driving Ms. Saudi, Search & Seizure, Jefferson Memorial Dance Off: Ep. 11 [LISTEN]

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Podcast Saudi Driving

In Episode 11, we talk about the arrest and release of a Saudi woman charged with … driving?  We also talk about how to keep the five-oh from hacking your Angry Birds app in case you get arrested and a civil disobedience dance off at the Jefferson Memorial.

We also suspect record highs of downloads for both Schindler’s List and “You Can’t Touch This” as a result of this episode.  You’ll see what I mean.

Got thoughts?  Ideas?  Et cetera?

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Photo Credit: Nouf Al-Kinani

The Future Of Pop Music [GUEST POST]

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This post comes to you from HTMH listener and should totally be a famous blogger, Rachel.  You can also follow her on Twitter at @seewhatyoumeme

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So today I was finally able to listen to Episode 8 of Hey! That’s My Hummus.
Ok, so I’m a little behind. I’ll blame it on the apocalypse.

The third segment of the podcast inspired some thoughts on pop music. Faiqa and Shiny pondered whether Rebecca Black as Internet sensation was “the future of pop music.”

Here are my thoughts:

I’m an admitted music snob. My tastes are eclectic and run the gamut from well known acts like Dave Matthews, The Black Eyed Peas, and Allison Krauss to lesser known musicians like Vinx, Nickel Creek, and Sonos. Never heard of those last three artists? Check ‘em out! You won’t be sorry.

Pop music is here to stay. Popular songs have been a part of the American landscape since Stephen Foster raged onto the scene in the 1800s with Camptown Races, Oh! Susanna, and Swannee River. Remember those rockin’ tunes? Through the decades, popular music comes and goes. So do pop artists.

Admittedly, the Internet has made pop stardom more accessible for the amateur musician with superstar aspirations but I think that pop stars can be classified into one of four categories:

 

Exhibit A: The Average Joe/Jane One-Hit Wonder: These are the musicians who catch their big break thanks to the viral video or an opportunity to appear on a reality show. They hit the airwaves and catch their 15 minutes of fame but 6 months..2 years…5 years from now, we’ll see them on Where Are They Now?  Examples: Rebecca Black, Susan Boyle, Taylor Hicks

Exhibit B: The Average Joe/Jane With Staying Power: Like the previous example, these musicians find success with a lucky break but thanks to a convergence of just the right elements: good connections, a marketing plan, and (oh yeah) talent, they’re not only getting top 10 hits but winning awards, expanding their career, and making a living as a musician. Kudos! Examples: Jennifer Hudson, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood

Exhibit C: The Traditional Pop Star Trajectory: Then there are the “signed” artists. These are the musicians who are discovered and contracted by the increasingly irrelevant music labels (more on that in a minute).  Supposedly, these folks are vetted by the record execs for talent, poise, and star power.  They rise to the scene with varying degrees of success and their staying power is just as volatile. You’d think their chances of success (monetary and otherwise) would be a sure thing but that doesn’t seem to be the case. A few who stand the test of time: Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Queen Latifah.

Exhibit D: The Grassroots Internet Sensation: Finally, there are musicians who find success and rise out of their relative obscurity thanks, in large part, to the world-wide-web.  These days, technology allows any schlub with a video camera and some recording equipment the opportunity to market and sell their music on the Internet (either through iTunes or their own websites).  Unsigned artists finally have a way to rise from the status of Wedding Singer to Rock Star with just a few clicks. My favorite example of this is Jonathan Coulton who left his job as an IT professional to make it as a musician. He’s sold and marketed his music through his website and social media word-of-mouth.  His take-home pay last year? Almost $500,000! Other examples include Ani DiFranco and Pomplamoose (now finding success with Hyundai Commericals).

Pop Stars: One Hit Wonders, Viral Video Flameouts, Reality Stars, and Bonafide Overnight Success Stories.

There’s room for everyone thanks to the World-Wide-Web. If you’re lucky enough, you might be next!

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