It all begins with an Intro

Oct 30, 2018

Episode 1 has finally arrived! My intro. A long time in the making and we’re going to start getting on a regular schedule here and crank out the fun times.

I’ve got a ton of topics ready to rock and roll and I’m excited to share a little bit of my madness with you on a regular basis. The pondering of guests goes back and forth in my head and for now I’m just going to keep flying this solo mission and bring people on as they come.

Transcription of ‘It all Begins with an Intro’ by Otter.ai

0:00
Hey everybody it’s me Steve from Unhinged podcast. This is going to be an introduction of sorts a way for me to say hello to you, the listener. Let you know a little bit about me and see if this is something that you would enjoy. I hope it is. I mean, I’m going to be putting a lot of time, energy and, and love into this process. It’s something for me that I’ve always wanted to do. And communicating with people. This is what I do every day. So now a little bit about me, my background is I’m in a, I don’t know, what’s the best way to put it on media guy, a client rep who, gosh, a lot of people would just say, I’m talking monkey.

0:39
So maybe I am, maybe I am the talking monkey. And I just need to go ooh ooh at the introduction of every show. That might be funny. Maybe I can make a good monkey intro to us from some days, maybe we’ll do monkey Mondays, and I will be your official dancing monkey. Other people call me the official game show host of the company that I work for. This is never going to be about that. So if you think that you’re going to be sold, marketed to or branded in any way I apologize in advance, you’re sadly mistaken. This is 100% intended to be light hearted entertainment from somebody who has been bit of a comedian his entire life and just enjoys nothing more than watching people laugh even if it’s at my own expense. I don’t mind that’s what comedy is all about. It’s making people laugh. So without further ado, let’s get things started shouting.

1:35
So first, there were dinosaurs. Oh, wait, wait,

wait, wait, wait. That’s the movie airplane. I’m not going to be reading the script of airplane today. Although if you haven’t seen the movie airplane, you absolutely should see it. You’re gonna find that over the time here. There’s a lot of movie references. Probably from the 70s and 80s because I’m old as fuck. And that’s just what it is.

2:00
If you want the latest details on Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, well I have to apologize. Now I’m not going to be capable of helping you with that. But if you want to know about Quiet Riot and Slayer, well then maybe I’m the right guy for you. And everything in between. So what’s this all going to be about? Right, what’s unhinged about? Well, it’s really simple for me, I constantly feel unhinged, right. This is something where I could just be somewhere and I’m watching the people around me. And I mean, I know a lot of people like the word triggered, but you wouldn’t visibly know what I’m thinking. You would just see me standing there smiling. Maybe with my wife and daughter with me. Just hanging out having a good old time you would never know.

2:37
But I’m in my mind breaking it down like a mad scientist. Or like David Fizdale on the sidelines for the New York Knicks coming up with the next play to try to win the game. I’m sitting there plotting and planning and deviously thinking about what alternate scenarios I could really see in the situation at hand. Great example would be this morning, just so you know, my dad is in the hospital today. He’s getting an angioplasty done, which is, you know, it’s a standard procedure. He should be just fine. He’s in great hands. So I’m coming home. And keep in mind I work at night. So the company I work for is in Australia. So I’m, uh, I’m available all day, which is why I really wanted to spend a lot of time building a podcast and it’s, you know something about me doing what I enjoy, and what entertains me and hopefully entertains you. So back at it. I’m driving home from the hospital after going there early this morning. And I’m sitting on one of the highways here in New York. I’m just outside of Manhattan by about 25 – 30 minutes. And this guy is riding my ass. And when I say riding my ass, I don’t mean he’s just, you know, behind me in morning traffic, because it had to be around 10 o’clock. 9:45 10.

3:53
So you would think that most people were already at work doing the nine to five but this guy clearly man it was just dude was just right in my ass. I mean, it didn’t stop and I’m sitting there driving. Listen, I’m driving. It’s cold out. I got my hoodie on. But I’ve got the heat on with the window open because I’m listening to loud music and enjoying myself. crank it up the Steel Panther singing along having a good good old time. Big smile on my face. Well, well, most of the people around me look kind of disheveled a miserable, but hey, listen, we work opposite hours. They’re asleep when I’m working. So it’s it’s all good. And I’m just enjoying myself. I’m sitting in the right lane. I’m not no distraction somewhat. And every car and that needs to get in. I’m just doing the right thing. I’m trying to make people’s day a little bit easier. While I’m just taking an easy drive home.

4:44
This guy, it’s just like, what the fuck man? Do you really need to be riding my ass for the better part of 10 minutes to the point where I can’t even read what kind of car you’re driving. Because your emblem is so far up my ass.

4:58
And you know the end of the day I didn’t even brake check the guy. Now everybody’s gonna say “Hey, Steve. Why don’t you brake check that man?” Listen, what for? So the schmuck would hit me. I don’t see any value that would see that he’s gonna hit my car. I drive a boring SUV. Nobody cares about what I’m driving. I don’t care about what I’m driving. As long as it gets me from point A to point B. I’m a happy boy. That’s That’s all I need. I’m not particularly like that anymore. We will talk stories down the road about racing. Got some really cool friends I can bring on as a guest down the road that would enjoy that. But you know this dude just ride in it right in it right in the rabbit. And he’s sitting there and I could see him in the rearview mirror. Yeah, it looks like typical Fuck, man. I don’t know where he works. I couldn’t even get to try to guess this one. Or or imagined in my mind’s eye what he’s doing whatever he’s doing. It’s clearly not important enough to be sitting that far up another person’s asked and just just grinded it,

5:53
grind and grind and grind and grinded just for what he gets out in an exit. Right before I do anyway, so this guy who’s you know, been a

6:04
total panic. Early in the morning, he looked nuts. I mean, not nuts in you know, crazy. He’s gonna bomb something kind of way. But. But it’s just it’s hard to put a word on a kind of Nazis, the kind of nuts where you’re standing behind somewhere and you listen to him bitch and moan about something and being in a mad rush. And then he like, gets in his car and just eats his fucking sandwich on the side of the road. You know, rushing for nothing, it’s probably what I’m trying to say. He was rushing for nothing.

6:32
But you know, that’s him. I may I really can’t worry about what they’re going to do in their life. And, and the way that they’re going to act you know, he goes on his merry way. And I went on my merry way and came home and and then, you know, spent a little bit of time had some breakfast and got myself to where you see me or hear me right now sitting in front of my computer recording my introduction, what else are we going to do here? You bringing on guests is something that I definitely feel like we can do at some point. I don’t feel it’s going to be necessary. I mean, a lot of it’s just going to be rants silly stuff, live commentary, we’re probably not going to talk a whole lot of politics, there’s plenty of other places you can do that you don’t need to deal with me.

7:22
For those that are wondering, I am registered as undeclared. So for anybody who sees any of the memes I post or the the jokes I put online on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook, or what have you. Keep in mind that I have absolutely no political, you know, Fox to give any of you that are listening, go on to your Facebook timeline and take a peek and see the way people are acting to each other people are being really crappy with each other. They’re they’re just not the good vibes are gone. The days of the days of working together seem to be extremely limited. There’s a much more divisive nature with how people are treating each other. And I find it really unfortunate and sad. There’s just no need, what does it What does it benefit you so will dabble there every once in a while, probably not a whole lot. That’s really not something that I’m particularly interested in. For me, it is more the human element of what’s going on the world around me you can understand a little more mapping as I mentioned earlier, I do work for a company out in Sydney I work nights so you know I’m working from six o’clock at night till two in the morning every evening and then during the day I’m working on my comedy I’m working on my podcast and I’m working on the things that fill my soul and make me happy everybody has to do that you have to find time in your day to do the things that are going to make you happy and make a tick you know I’ve got a good friend who is probably going to listen to this I hope he does his name’s Jeff he’s a We grew up together we grew up eight houses or so down the block from each other you know here on Long Island and he’s just started his foray into the voice acting world which is tremendous you know we used to do prank calls when we were kids I actually dude I know you’re probably listening right now I’ve got taped somewhere I just have to find them they might be a dad’s house but there’s gotta be a way we could bring these massively crazy you know pieces of history into the digital world with a with an old tape player on eBay or something that I can you know get like a I don’t know an audio out jack to USB or or just plug it into my mixer here and and get it recorded for us it would probably hilarious and you know not something maybe I’ll use that a voice real but hey man it is what it is.

9:26
It’s really about that happiness you know it’s you got to come back to what makes you tick and a lot of people are missing that right now they’re grinding that working our asses off sometimes they’re working their asses off with nothing in return and just doing it man they do it till the end of the day they come home they eat dinner with the family that has a wife and kid on the head and they go to sleep because to wake up the next day and do it all over again hopefully I can help break some people out of that trend I’m not here telling you I’m going to be your your business coach or your honor entrepreneurship leader there’s plenty of other places for that I’m here to just to make you laugh a little bit get your mind straight laughter ridiculousness around you because there is so much of it It never ends just it just doesn’t stop even the other day was at Lowes gosh I don’t remember the exact wording it was but one of the employees at Lowes took them the letters and numbers that they have for sale at the end of the aisle where you could put your house number and street address up those little two inch by three inch little shiny numbers and letters and it wrote “8am at Lowes. Please help me I must get out.”

10:40
Man, Oh man. That’s a bold move you know. And I say send a dodgeball bold move cotton. You know, it’s it was certainly a bold move. I took a picture of it and laughed. You know, whatever. It’s funny, it’s the same note. You got to think to yourself, that lady or fellow that put that up there. They must really want to just escape Get the hell away from it is whatever it is they’re doing. They need something else. It’s something that they need to motivate their life and to get them going and get them up in their day and make them happy to be around and something to look forward to something that have purpose with work is in purpose. Don’t be fooled. You know, if people are telling you your job is your purpose to life. Those people are fucking idiots. They really are. It’s a part of your life. It’s a part of your life that pays your bills, hopefully to give you the opportunity to do what you truly love. One of the things that I truly love are puppets.

11:31
Yeah. And yeah, you’re probably pausing and going fuck puppets. This guy’s not going to talk about Kermit all day. Is he? No, absolutely not. This is no way shape or form a muppet fan site or anything along those lines. But what it is is that you know for the past Oh gosh, 13 years or so now I’ve been creating handed rod puppets mascots and other silly things. I used to have a YouTube video channel that for its time back, you know, 1012 years ago had done pretty well back in the days where you know, a couple thousand views would you make you some cash money by today’s standards, you need a couple million to probably make the same amount due to how many people are there and how over saturated the market is. Doesn’t make it a bad thing just makes it an exhausting grind. see so many channels out there, that great original content and I’m just going nowhere. You know, it’s it’s a marketing rat race. And, and the end of the day, if you’re a hobbyist, and you don’t have an ad budget to make that happen. You’re probably not going to get seen unless something goes viral. Right? even looking fella his IQ Park. Super, super smart fella. I mean, he’s hilarious. I think he’s great. If you like, just silly street humor, you know, he’s your guy, right? I mean, he’s, he’s just totally out there, his own level. But at the end of the day, it took people to see it. It took people to find it. Even the fact that he had a regular job. I’m sure he was doing some ways to get the word out there. You know, it doesn’t just happen randomly. It was the thing I enjoy doing back then. Now it’s, it’s something I don’t have an interest to do it. I did dirty comedy and dark humor and stuff. And a lot of, you know, things that I think now there was that movie that happy time murders with Melissa McCarthy and a bunch of puppets. I know Brian Hansen, I think was in it as far as doing some of the puppet manipulations, and planning and character design and all that. But at the end of the day, that movie totally tanked. Which is a really telling sign of where society is that we’re no longer accepting humor. You know, we’re no longer thinking things are funny. Think about some classic movies. I mentioned airplane earlier. That’s a great movie by today’s standards. Jesus Christ. That’s the most politically incorrect movie you could possibly find.

13:37
It’s, you know, think about Mel Brooks, History of the World and Blazing Saddles. You know, these are timeless classics. If you are new, say 30 and up 35 and up. I really don’t know where the cutoff is. You know, I’m, I’m 45. And, you know, I was hearing it as a as a kid and I was completely infatuated by Mel Brooks is a fucking icon. Anybody who says otherwise is a moron. I mean, straight up. If somebody doesn’t see the geniuses his work that’s because they’re too busy stuff being politically correct, and not actually enjoying things for what it is. So I hope to bring a little bit of that political incorrectness with me as well. You know, there’s so many people that are so easily triggered. And I guess this is why I don’t have any party lines right. This kind of comes back to why I’m an undeclared person the idea of serving one master to me is just so foolish have one side you know, while I may think are you know, and make president’s a little silly and a little bit out of control, and a little bit on professional. I also think that a lot of the people that are fighting him are absolute morons. And they present themselves to be just total idiots. And they go about things the wrong way, they have zero moral compass. And, you know, for me, it’s about, you know, you do the right thing about your friends, do the right thing by your family, you do the right thing for your community. If you can do those three things, everything else is going to sort itself out because you’re taking care of your family and you’re being a man or a woman right, and you’re doing your duty that you are to, that you owe your family for, for creating them and for being apart with them. Even if you’re not creating a new video that was I’m adopted. So I shouldn’t say creating them that’s probably not fair not fair to myself in that sense. If you’re controlling a family and part of a family I whatever you want to call it, you’ve got a commitment there that you’ve got to keep right if you’ve got kids you’ve got an even deeper commitment if you’ve got friends and family friends and neighbors and people like that you should be doing the right thing by that if your goal is to just use them and be divisive and fuck them well then you’re an asshole there’s nothing else I could there’s nothing else that could possibly tell you that would be any different you know it’s just something about you that makes you a really shitty person not everybody will ever noticed you’ll probably skirt through life and nobody will ever really truly call you out on the things that you do but there’s people out there that will always notice there’s always somebody like me who sees this from a mile at this tells other people that guy’s an asshole or that ladies bitch Jesus Christ you know this I heard an interesting story on a forum that amount of mana private forum for for dads that a blog and do video and YouTube and internet and podcasting and all this stuff. It’s like a collection of fellows that work for the greater good of like, is promoting themselves really, it’s really promo hell. But you know, it is one of those, but there was a fellow that was, you know, because recently pretty much attacked while on the playground. You know, by people that were there, nobody stuck up for him. Nobody called it out. You know, he was really upset and emotional and people just kind of stood and it’s a grown man. And people just stood there and just kept piling on and, you know, pretty much bullying him in front of his kid, which I felt terrible for. You know, for me, I’m looking at that going well, I know that wouldn’t happen to me. I’ve got a big mouth, right, as somebody who talks for a living have always been loud have always been, I mean, listen, some people are going to call me of noxious and that’s fine called me of noxious, I am obnoxious, I mean whatever. I’ve gotten over that many, many, many moons ago. So they could say whatever they want about me and and I’m pretty much Teflon you’re not going to hurt my feelings. You’re not going to get to me You’re not going to you know, freak me out or make me back down but not everybody’s like that. Right? Not not everybody is going to have that Teflon approach to life where they just let things roll. I’m extremely laid back for all the craziness that I feel when I’m seeing stupid things in my life and I’m looking at people and going How the fuck did you do this like the idiot that was tailgating me like this I don’t get it like you save 30 seconds that could really going to make the difference in your life. I doubt it if that 30 seconds save the world will then hey man idiot do tailgating me on the highway. Thank you so much for saving the world. I’m glad those 30 seconds tailgating me made. The difference is we both know that’s not the case. We’re going to talk a lot about things that we can do to make our world better. You know, being better in your community. Why not? You have Do you have a town block in your town? Do you have a block in your town where all the local business owners have set up shop and like it’s usually off your local train station in your walk down your main street you have one What do you go down at some time and go get a sandwich go hang out go walk around in your town you know when the ladies crossing the street stand there for a minute in the street make sure no cars covenant whipping around the corner to run her over sometimes just being around kind of helps make everything around you better and being present and being aware unplug yourself Take your phone out of your hands you know shove your phone up your ass do whatever you need to do with it I don’t give a fuck what you do with your phone just don’t pull it out in front of me because I’ll laugh in your face and say wow really thought we’re here to talk and we’re people people need to be around people not fucking around with telephones but you know I digress right I’m gonna go into a million topics and and we’re already hitting like 20 minute mark here so I’m going to kind of wrap this one up today since we’ve gone all over the map and I probably even haven’t even given you a true understanding of what we’re going to be doing here but it’s going to be fun we’re going to have a good time more than anything we’re going talk about all sorts of things you can follow me online on social media @iamlichtman at Twitter and on Instagram as well and on Facebook you could search for unhinged with Steve likes me and then you’ll be able to find me it’s there I don’t know the slash name for I think it’s I am Lichtman or on honey pot or something like that there’s two channels because Facebook sucks and when let me rebrand my existing my existing page. They said no. For whatever reason that being comedian slash puppet maker is not possible to switch over to podcast and and change the name to a new name so hard fuck you to Facebook for one to play games on the internet. I don’t know. I just can’t be cool. Facebook. What’s your deal, man, just relax. Because one of the brings some people over not the end of the world. But we’ll make another page. I honestly don’t know how many people are going on Facebook these days looking for content seems to be that more people are on Twitter, more people on Instagram, sharing the visual representation of your life more so than text. I know for me, Facebook is mostly meme hell, you know, just a lot of laughing and a BS. So maybe I can enter your world. They’re laughing as well. So that would be nice. So feel free to give a follow and like and all that wonderful, good stuff. You could also go check out the website at unhinged pod pod. com. What I’m doing there now is I’m also blogging. So if you want to know a little bit of slice about me and my life and and what I’m up to, and how episodes are coming, and just the whole behind the scenes of what’s actually transpiring to even get to this point of having a first episode up, by all means, come check it out on the website. I’ve got a, I don’t know, eight or 10 posts already up there. So it’s all starting. You know, I’ve been working on there for about a month now getting things kind of seed then. So nobody has an empty website to go to. Because that’s kind of boring. And that’s really the end of it for today. I’ve got nothing else. It’s just to wish you a pleasant tomorrow. And as one of my good friends always says love and lizards, man. Have a great day.

Episode 1 has finally arrived! My intro. A long time in the making and we’re going to start getting on a regular schedule here and crank out the fun times.

I’ve got a ton of topics ready to rock and roll and I’m excited to share a little bit of my madness with you on a regular basis. The pondering of guests goes back and forth in my head and for now I’m just going to keep flying this solo mission and bring people on as they come.

Transcription of ‘It all Begins with an Intro’ by Otter.ai

0:00
Hey everybody it’s me Steve from Unhinged podcast. This is going to be an introduction of sorts a way for me to say hello to you, the listener. Let you know a little bit about me and see if this is something that you would enjoy. I hope it is. I mean, I’m going to be putting a lot of time, energy and, and love into this process. It’s something for me that I’ve always wanted to do. And communicating with people. This is what I do every day. So now a little bit about me, my background is I’m in a, I don’t know, what’s the best way to put it on media guy, a client rep who, gosh, a lot of people would just say, I’m talking monkey.

0:39
So maybe I am, maybe I am the talking monkey. And I just need to go ooh ooh at the introduction of every show. That might be funny. Maybe I can make a good monkey intro to us from some days, maybe we’ll do monkey Mondays, and I will be your official dancing monkey. Other people call me the official game show host of the company that I work for. This is never going to be about that. So if you think that you’re going to be sold, marketed to or branded in any way I apologize in advance, you’re sadly mistaken. This is 100% intended to be light hearted entertainment from somebody who has been bit of a comedian his entire life and just enjoys nothing more than watching people laugh even if it’s at my own expense. I don’t mind that’s what comedy is all about. It’s making people laugh. So without further ado, let’s get things started shouting.

1:35
So first, there were dinosaurs. Oh, wait, wait,

wait, wait, wait. That’s the movie airplane. I’m not going to be reading the script of airplane today. Although if you haven’t seen the movie airplane, you absolutely should see it. You’re gonna find that over the time here. There’s a lot of movie references. Probably from the 70s and 80s because I’m old as fuck. And that’s just what it is.

2:00
If you want the latest details on Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, well I have to apologize. Now I’m not going to be capable of helping you with that. But if you want to know about Quiet Riot and Slayer, well then maybe I’m the right guy for you. And everything in between. So what’s this all going to be about? Right, what’s unhinged about? Well, it’s really simple for me, I constantly feel unhinged, right. This is something where I could just be somewhere and I’m watching the people around me. And I mean, I know a lot of people like the word triggered, but you wouldn’t visibly know what I’m thinking. You would just see me standing there smiling. Maybe with my wife and daughter with me. Just hanging out having a good old time you would never know.

2:37
But I’m in my mind breaking it down like a mad scientist. Or like David Fizdale on the sidelines for the New York Knicks coming up with the next play to try to win the game. I’m sitting there plotting and planning and deviously thinking about what alternate scenarios I could really see in the situation at hand. Great example would be this morning, just so you know, my dad is in the hospital today. He’s getting an angioplasty done, which is, you know, it’s a standard procedure. He should be just fine. He’s in great hands. So I’m coming home. And keep in mind I work at night. So the company I work for is in Australia. So I’m, uh, I’m available all day, which is why I really wanted to spend a lot of time building a podcast and it’s, you know something about me doing what I enjoy, and what entertains me and hopefully entertains you. So back at it. I’m driving home from the hospital after going there early this morning. And I’m sitting on one of the highways here in New York. I’m just outside of Manhattan by about 25 – 30 minutes. And this guy is riding my ass. And when I say riding my ass, I don’t mean he’s just, you know, behind me in morning traffic, because it had to be around 10 o’clock. 9:45 10.

3:53
So you would think that most people were already at work doing the nine to five but this guy clearly man it was just dude was just right in my ass. I mean, it didn’t stop and I’m sitting there driving. Listen, I’m driving. It’s cold out. I got my hoodie on. But I’ve got the heat on with the window open because I’m listening to loud music and enjoying myself. crank it up the Steel Panther singing along having a good good old time. Big smile on my face. Well, well, most of the people around me look kind of disheveled a miserable, but hey, listen, we work opposite hours. They’re asleep when I’m working. So it’s it’s all good. And I’m just enjoying myself. I’m sitting in the right lane. I’m not no distraction somewhat. And every car and that needs to get in. I’m just doing the right thing. I’m trying to make people’s day a little bit easier. While I’m just taking an easy drive home.

4:44
This guy, it’s just like, what the fuck man? Do you really need to be riding my ass for the better part of 10 minutes to the point where I can’t even read what kind of car you’re driving. Because your emblem is so far up my ass.

4:58
And you know the end of the day I didn’t even brake check the guy. Now everybody’s gonna say “Hey, Steve. Why don’t you brake check that man?” Listen, what for? So the schmuck would hit me. I don’t see any value that would see that he’s gonna hit my car. I drive a boring SUV. Nobody cares about what I’m driving. I don’t care about what I’m driving. As long as it gets me from point A to point B. I’m a happy boy. That’s That’s all I need. I’m not particularly like that anymore. We will talk stories down the road about racing. Got some really cool friends I can bring on as a guest down the road that would enjoy that. But you know this dude just ride in it right in it right in the rabbit. And he’s sitting there and I could see him in the rearview mirror. Yeah, it looks like typical Fuck, man. I don’t know where he works. I couldn’t even get to try to guess this one. Or or imagined in my mind’s eye what he’s doing whatever he’s doing. It’s clearly not important enough to be sitting that far up another person’s asked and just just grinded it,

5:53
grind and grind and grind and grinded just for what he gets out in an exit. Right before I do anyway, so this guy who’s you know, been a

6:04
total panic. Early in the morning, he looked nuts. I mean, not nuts in you know, crazy. He’s gonna bomb something kind of way. But. But it’s just it’s hard to put a word on a kind of Nazis, the kind of nuts where you’re standing behind somewhere and you listen to him bitch and moan about something and being in a mad rush. And then he like, gets in his car and just eats his fucking sandwich on the side of the road. You know, rushing for nothing, it’s probably what I’m trying to say. He was rushing for nothing.

6:32
But you know, that’s him. I may I really can’t worry about what they’re going to do in their life. And, and the way that they’re going to act you know, he goes on his merry way. And I went on my merry way and came home and and then, you know, spent a little bit of time had some breakfast and got myself to where you see me or hear me right now sitting in front of my computer recording my introduction, what else are we going to do here? You bringing on guests is something that I definitely feel like we can do at some point. I don’t feel it’s going to be necessary. I mean, a lot of it’s just going to be rants silly stuff, live commentary, we’re probably not going to talk a whole lot of politics, there’s plenty of other places you can do that you don’t need to deal with me.

7:22
For those that are wondering, I am registered as undeclared. So for anybody who sees any of the memes I post or the the jokes I put online on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook, or what have you. Keep in mind that I have absolutely no political, you know, Fox to give any of you that are listening, go on to your Facebook timeline and take a peek and see the way people are acting to each other people are being really crappy with each other. They’re they’re just not the good vibes are gone. The days of the days of working together seem to be extremely limited. There’s a much more divisive nature with how people are treating each other. And I find it really unfortunate and sad. There’s just no need, what does it What does it benefit you so will dabble there every once in a while, probably not a whole lot. That’s really not something that I’m particularly interested in. For me, it is more the human element of what’s going on the world around me you can understand a little more mapping as I mentioned earlier, I do work for a company out in Sydney I work nights so you know I’m working from six o’clock at night till two in the morning every evening and then during the day I’m working on my comedy I’m working on my podcast and I’m working on the things that fill my soul and make me happy everybody has to do that you have to find time in your day to do the things that are going to make you happy and make a tick you know I’ve got a good friend who is probably going to listen to this I hope he does his name’s Jeff he’s a We grew up together we grew up eight houses or so down the block from each other you know here on Long Island and he’s just started his foray into the voice acting world which is tremendous you know we used to do prank calls when we were kids I actually dude I know you’re probably listening right now I’ve got taped somewhere I just have to find them they might be a dad’s house but there’s gotta be a way we could bring these massively crazy you know pieces of history into the digital world with a with an old tape player on eBay or something that I can you know get like a I don’t know an audio out jack to USB or or just plug it into my mixer here and and get it recorded for us it would probably hilarious and you know not something maybe I’ll use that a voice real but hey man it is what it is.

9:26
It’s really about that happiness you know it’s you got to come back to what makes you tick and a lot of people are missing that right now they’re grinding that working our asses off sometimes they’re working their asses off with nothing in return and just doing it man they do it till the end of the day they come home they eat dinner with the family that has a wife and kid on the head and they go to sleep because to wake up the next day and do it all over again hopefully I can help break some people out of that trend I’m not here telling you I’m going to be your your business coach or your honor entrepreneurship leader there’s plenty of other places for that I’m here to just to make you laugh a little bit get your mind straight laughter ridiculousness around you because there is so much of it It never ends just it just doesn’t stop even the other day was at Lowes gosh I don’t remember the exact wording it was but one of the employees at Lowes took them the letters and numbers that they have for sale at the end of the aisle where you could put your house number and street address up those little two inch by three inch little shiny numbers and letters and it wrote “8am at Lowes. Please help me I must get out.”

10:40
Man, Oh man. That’s a bold move you know. And I say send a dodgeball bold move cotton. You know, it’s it was certainly a bold move. I took a picture of it and laughed. You know, whatever. It’s funny, it’s the same note. You got to think to yourself, that lady or fellow that put that up there. They must really want to just escape Get the hell away from it is whatever it is they’re doing. They need something else. It’s something that they need to motivate their life and to get them going and get them up in their day and make them happy to be around and something to look forward to something that have purpose with work is in purpose. Don’t be fooled. You know, if people are telling you your job is your purpose to life. Those people are fucking idiots. They really are. It’s a part of your life. It’s a part of your life that pays your bills, hopefully to give you the opportunity to do what you truly love. One of the things that I truly love are puppets.

11:31
Yeah. And yeah, you’re probably pausing and going fuck puppets. This guy’s not going to talk about Kermit all day. Is he? No, absolutely not. This is no way shape or form a muppet fan site or anything along those lines. But what it is is that you know for the past Oh gosh, 13 years or so now I’ve been creating handed rod puppets mascots and other silly things. I used to have a YouTube video channel that for its time back, you know, 1012 years ago had done pretty well back in the days where you know, a couple thousand views would you make you some cash money by today’s standards, you need a couple million to probably make the same amount due to how many people are there and how over saturated the market is. Doesn’t make it a bad thing just makes it an exhausting grind. see so many channels out there, that great original content and I’m just going nowhere. You know, it’s it’s a marketing rat race. And, and the end of the day, if you’re a hobbyist, and you don’t have an ad budget to make that happen. You’re probably not going to get seen unless something goes viral. Right? even looking fella his IQ Park. Super, super smart fella. I mean, he’s hilarious. I think he’s great. If you like, just silly street humor, you know, he’s your guy, right? I mean, he’s, he’s just totally out there, his own level. But at the end of the day, it took people to see it. It took people to find it. Even the fact that he had a regular job. I’m sure he was doing some ways to get the word out there. You know, it doesn’t just happen randomly. It was the thing I enjoy doing back then. Now it’s, it’s something I don’t have an interest to do it. I did dirty comedy and dark humor and stuff. And a lot of, you know, things that I think now there was that movie that happy time murders with Melissa McCarthy and a bunch of puppets. I know Brian Hansen, I think was in it as far as doing some of the puppet manipulations, and planning and character design and all that. But at the end of the day, that movie totally tanked. Which is a really telling sign of where society is that we’re no longer accepting humor. You know, we’re no longer thinking things are funny. Think about some classic movies. I mentioned airplane earlier. That’s a great movie by today’s standards. Jesus Christ. That’s the most politically incorrect movie you could possibly find.

13:37
It’s, you know, think about Mel Brooks, History of the World and Blazing Saddles. You know, these are timeless classics. If you are new, say 30 and up 35 and up. I really don’t know where the cutoff is. You know, I’m, I’m 45. And, you know, I was hearing it as a as a kid and I was completely infatuated by Mel Brooks is a fucking icon. Anybody who says otherwise is a moron. I mean, straight up. If somebody doesn’t see the geniuses his work that’s because they’re too busy stuff being politically correct, and not actually enjoying things for what it is. So I hope to bring a little bit of that political incorrectness with me as well. You know, there’s so many people that are so easily triggered. And I guess this is why I don’t have any party lines right. This kind of comes back to why I’m an undeclared person the idea of serving one master to me is just so foolish have one side you know, while I may think are you know, and make president’s a little silly and a little bit out of control, and a little bit on professional. I also think that a lot of the people that are fighting him are absolute morons. And they present themselves to be just total idiots. And they go about things the wrong way, they have zero moral compass. And, you know, for me, it’s about, you know, you do the right thing about your friends, do the right thing by your family, you do the right thing for your community. If you can do those three things, everything else is going to sort itself out because you’re taking care of your family and you’re being a man or a woman right, and you’re doing your duty that you are to, that you owe your family for, for creating them and for being apart with them. Even if you’re not creating a new video that was I’m adopted. So I shouldn’t say creating them that’s probably not fair not fair to myself in that sense. If you’re controlling a family and part of a family I whatever you want to call it, you’ve got a commitment there that you’ve got to keep right if you’ve got kids you’ve got an even deeper commitment if you’ve got friends and family friends and neighbors and people like that you should be doing the right thing by that if your goal is to just use them and be divisive and fuck them well then you’re an asshole there’s nothing else I could there’s nothing else that could possibly tell you that would be any different you know it’s just something about you that makes you a really shitty person not everybody will ever noticed you’ll probably skirt through life and nobody will ever really truly call you out on the things that you do but there’s people out there that will always notice there’s always somebody like me who sees this from a mile at this tells other people that guy’s an asshole or that ladies bitch Jesus Christ you know this I heard an interesting story on a forum that amount of mana private forum for for dads that a blog and do video and YouTube and internet and podcasting and all this stuff. It’s like a collection of fellows that work for the greater good of like, is promoting themselves really, it’s really promo hell. But you know, it is one of those, but there was a fellow that was, you know, because recently pretty much attacked while on the playground. You know, by people that were there, nobody stuck up for him. Nobody called it out. You know, he was really upset and emotional and people just kind of stood and it’s a grown man. And people just stood there and just kept piling on and, you know, pretty much bullying him in front of his kid, which I felt terrible for. You know, for me, I’m looking at that going well, I know that wouldn’t happen to me. I’ve got a big mouth, right, as somebody who talks for a living have always been loud have always been, I mean, listen, some people are going to call me of noxious and that’s fine called me of noxious, I am obnoxious, I mean whatever. I’ve gotten over that many, many, many moons ago. So they could say whatever they want about me and and I’m pretty much Teflon you’re not going to hurt my feelings. You’re not going to get to me You’re not going to you know, freak me out or make me back down but not everybody’s like that. Right? Not not everybody is going to have that Teflon approach to life where they just let things roll. I’m extremely laid back for all the craziness that I feel when I’m seeing stupid things in my life and I’m looking at people and going How the fuck did you do this like the idiot that was tailgating me like this I don’t get it like you save 30 seconds that could really going to make the difference in your life. I doubt it if that 30 seconds save the world will then hey man idiot do tailgating me on the highway. Thank you so much for saving the world. I’m glad those 30 seconds tailgating me made. The difference is we both know that’s not the case. We’re going to talk a lot about things that we can do to make our world better. You know, being better in your community. Why not? You have Do you have a town block in your town? Do you have a block in your town where all the local business owners have set up shop and like it’s usually off your local train station in your walk down your main street you have one What do you go down at some time and go get a sandwich go hang out go walk around in your town you know when the ladies crossing the street stand there for a minute in the street make sure no cars covenant whipping around the corner to run her over sometimes just being around kind of helps make everything around you better and being present and being aware unplug yourself Take your phone out of your hands you know shove your phone up your ass do whatever you need to do with it I don’t give a fuck what you do with your phone just don’t pull it out in front of me because I’ll laugh in your face and say wow really thought we’re here to talk and we’re people people need to be around people not fucking around with telephones but you know I digress right I’m gonna go into a million topics and and we’re already hitting like 20 minute mark here so I’m going to kind of wrap this one up today since we’ve gone all over the map and I probably even haven’t even given you a true understanding of what we’re going to be doing here but it’s going to be fun we’re going to have a good time more than anything we’re going talk about all sorts of things you can follow me online on social media @iamlichtman at Twitter and on Instagram as well and on Facebook you could search for unhinged with Steve likes me and then you’ll be able to find me it’s there I don’t know the slash name for I think it’s I am Lichtman or on honey pot or something like that there’s two channels because Facebook sucks and when let me rebrand my existing my existing page. They said no. For whatever reason that being comedian slash puppet maker is not possible to switch over to podcast and and change the name to a new name so hard fuck you to Facebook for one to play games on the internet. I don’t know. I just can’t be cool. Facebook. What’s your deal, man, just relax. Because one of the brings some people over not the end of the world. But we’ll make another page. I honestly don’t know how many people are going on Facebook these days looking for content seems to be that more people are on Twitter, more people on Instagram, sharing the visual representation of your life more so than text. I know for me, Facebook is mostly meme hell, you know, just a lot of laughing and a BS. So maybe I can enter your world. They’re laughing as well. So that would be nice. So feel free to give a follow and like and all that wonderful, good stuff. You could also go check out the website at unhinged pod pod. com. What I’m doing there now is I’m also blogging. So if you want to know a little bit of slice about me and my life and and what I’m up to, and how episodes are coming, and just the whole behind the scenes of what’s actually transpiring to even get to this point of having a first episode up, by all means, come check it out on the website. I’ve got a, I don’t know, eight or 10 posts already up there. So it’s all starting. You know, I’ve been working on there for about a month now getting things kind of seed then. So nobody has an empty website to go to. Because that’s kind of boring. And that’s really the end of it for today. I’ve got nothing else. It’s just to wish you a pleasant tomorrow. And as one of my good friends always says love and lizards, man. Have a great day.

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