The Complete Guide to Everything

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2014 UK and Ireland Tour

We’re super excited to announce all the dates for our 2014 TCGTE UK & Ireland Tour. The shows are always a lot of fun and we think these are going to be the best ones yet. (Not to give too much away, but Tom recently bought a new joke book and Tim has been learning some astounding magic tricks.)

In all seriousness, we’re incredibly lucky that we’ve been able to travel over there numerous times over the last few years. Thanks so much to all of you who have supported us by going to shows in the past. We really hope to see you again this time. As always, we’ll be hanging out after the shows so we can tell you all about the poor service we’ve received at coffee shops in a more personal manner.

We’re announcing these dates a little earlier than we have in the past, but if you’re planning on going, we’d recommend you pick your tickets up now, as the shows tend to sell out. 

Oh, and we’re doing multiple dates in both Manchester and London, but the performances will be different. So, if you wanted to come to more than one, you’ll be seeing completely different shows. Do it!

Tickets for all dates are on sale now!

May 31  •  Dublin, Ireland  •  Powerscourt Theatre  (BUY TICKETS)
June 2  •  Edinburgh, Scotland  •  Scottish Storytelling Centre  (BUY TICKETS)
June 3  •  Manchester, England  •  Engine House  (BUY TICKETS)
June 4  •  Manchester, England  •  Engine House  (BUY TICKETS)
June 5  •  London, England  •  Kings Place *(BUY TICKETS)
June 6  •  London, England  •  Kings Place   (BUY TICKETS)
June 7  •  London, England  •  Kings Place   (BUY TICKETS)

* The June 5 show will be a special one-time only POP EVERYTHING show.

Profoundly disappointed that some did not believe our Henry David Thoreau story. Obviously they’ve never been to Walden Pond and visited the replica of Thoreau’s cabin.

Profoundly disappointed that some did not believe our Henry David Thoreau story. Obviously they’ve never been to Walden Pond and visited the replica of Thoreau’s cabin.

Stats from the first 50 episodes

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11 mention Tim’s hate of teenagers

9 had Tom doing a terrible accent

5 mentioned Starbucks

5 mentioned Batman

4 mentioned Tim’s hate of the Baby Boomers

3 eps mention their conglomerate/interns/employees/staff

3 episodes discussed them dying before the episode was released

3 had them…

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Apparently the name “Dog Diaper” was taken?
5 Pet Products That Prove You’re Too Lazy For a Pet

#5. The Pootrap
I apologize in advance if I lose some of my readers here, but I’m going to be using some technical, industry language to describe what this intricate and fairly complicated piece of modern technology actually does:
It’s a bag you wrap around your dog’s asshole so they can shit in it.

Read More

Apparently dog diapers are a thing…

cracked:

Apparently the name “Dog Diaper” was taken?

5 Pet Products That Prove You’re Too Lazy For a Pet

#5. The Pootrap

I apologize in advance if I lose some of my readers here, but I’m going to be using some technical, industry language to describe what this intricate and fairly complicated piece of modern technology actually does:

It’s a bag you wrap around your dog’s asshole so they can shit in it.

Read More

Apparently dog diapers are a thing…

hashtagawsu:

America Won’t Shut Up About Chicken Pox!

People everywhere are standing in line, begging their friends and doing whatever else it takes to get a severe case or two of the hottest thing going in America right now.

On the Show:

  • We’ll sit down with TV pitchman and inventor of the Pox Chamber, Jason Flowers. (Tim Daniels)
  • We’ll talk to a chicken pox party-planner to the stars, Alexander Graham Dell. (Tom Reynolds)
  • We’re paid a visit from our good friend and puzzle-guru Hank Schlitz, aka The Befuddler.

All that and more, plus music from the Foo Fighters.

WE’RE FEATURED THIS WEEK ON ITUNES, SO IF YOU HAVEN’T, PLEASE LEAVE US A NICE REVIEW.

IMPORTANT!!!

England, Scotland and Ireland: Come See Us Live this March!

The Complete Guide to Everything is heading across the Atlantic again for another string of shows, and this time we’re expanding our schedule so we can play in a city (hopefully) near you! 

Tickets for all shows are ON SALE NOW, so get ‘em while they last!

March 13  •  Dublin, Ireland   
Smock Alley Theatre [ON SALE JAN 31] (buy tickets) 


March 16  •  Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish Storytelling Centre (buy tickets)

March 18  •  Manchester, England
The Kings Arms (buy tickets)

March 19  •  Manchester, England
The Kings Arms (buy tickets)

March 20  •  London, England
Kings Place (buy tickets)

March 21  •  London, England
Kings Place (buy tickets)

So join us, won’t you? We’ll tell jokes, stories, solve your problems and wrestle a tiger live on stage!!!* Honestly, these shows are always a lot of fun, and afterwards we like to party until the city shuts down (which, from our experience around there, tends to be around 10:45pm).

Oh, and even though we’re doing multiple shows in Manchester and London, they’ll have different material so you can go to ‘em both.

See ya soon!

*We most likely won’t actually wrestle a tiger on stage. We might, though. We might.

This is a dog that apparently doesn’t like our show. 

(Thanks, Liana!)

America Won't Shut Up

—About Fun!

hashtagawsu:

Fun.

Whether it’s parties, water slides or playing hoops, this week America just wants to have fun. And sometimes the best way to do that is to just talk about it. Talk about Fun! On today’s episode, we talk to Dr. Roger L. Phun, a Professor of Fun at the University of Missouri, and Greg T’Shirtcannon, who was recently named America’s #1 Fun Guy.  Of course, we dive into today’s headlines and our field reporter Taylor Moore interviews a couple young Americans about what it’s like to have fun in the 21st century. All that, plus music from the Foo Fighters. This week on America Won’t Shut Up!

With guests Tim Daniels and Tom Reynolds of The Complete Guide to Everything
SUBSCRIBE in iTunes, ELSEWHERE
Follow us on twitter @hashtagAWSU

If you can, please write us a review in iTunes. It’s Fun!

These Dr. Roger L. Phun and Greg T’Shirtcannon guys sound REALLY familiar…

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This episode of The Complete Guide to Everything where Tom forces Tim to watch to Doctor Who is their best yet, which makes it no surprise that its on the front page of iTunes Podcasts! Listen!
ps - I designed their promo art for the episode and its so cool to see it live.

We’ve been hearing a lot about this ‘iTunes’ music player program so this is very exciting for us.

gunsandrobots:

This episode of The Complete Guide to Everything where Tom forces Tim to watch to Doctor Who is their best yet, which makes it no surprise that its on the front page of iTunes Podcasts! Listen!

ps - I designed their promo art for the episode and its so cool to see it live.

We’ve been hearing a lot about this ‘iTunes’ music player program so this is very exciting for us.

(via stevewoolf)

High concept experimental episode time! This week Tom spends 20 minutes trying to explain 50 years of Doctor Who lore to Tim, someone who does not know or care about Doctor Who in the least. After Tim’s insistence that Doctor Who is really just Quantum Leap with an attractive redhead, Tom bets Tim that if he watches 3 hand selected episodes of Doctor Who (Blink, The 11th Hour and Victory of the Daleks) he’d be bound to like it. We then hop in the TARDIS and travel 4 days into the future to see if it worked. Will he succumb? Well we’re certainly not going to tell you here, that would be giving spoilers! Oh, also be careful for the end of this episode as it gives a bunch of spoilers for the first episode of Series 7: Asylum of the Daleks.

Download Episode/Play Without Flash (MP3)
(Special thanks to Brandon Werner for our awesome Doctor Who graphic this week. Check out his show Laughing Historically to learn about things.)

High concept experimental episode time! This week Tom spends 20 minutes trying to explain 50 years of Doctor Who lore to Tim, someone who does not know or care about Doctor Who in the least.

After Tim’s insistence that Doctor Who is really just Quantum Leap with an attractive redhead, Tom bets Tim that if he watches 3 hand selected episodes of Doctor Who (Blink, The 11th Hour and Victory of the Daleks) he’d be bound to like it. We then hop in the TARDIS and travel 4 days into the future to see if it worked. Will he succumb? Well we’re certainly not going to tell you here, that would be giving spoilers! Oh, also be careful for the end of this episode as it gives a bunch of spoilers for the first episode of Series 7: Asylum of the Daleks.

Download Episode/Play Without Flash (MP3)

(Special thanks to Brandon Werner for our awesome Doctor Who graphic this week. Check out his show Laughing Historically to learn about things.)