Chat #20: Are we having an identity crisis?

by Lee Hopkins on October 22, 2006 · 6 comments

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In this week’s action-packed drama of global erudition, your favourite coffeeholics suffer an identity crisis.They also explain how they stop the earth from spinning off its axis and hurling itself into the sun, for which you may send expensive gifts and flowers in gratitude.

In a move designed to infuriate the Cashflow Accountant in the BetterComms Empire, Lee contemplates life as a Doctor. Would YOU ask for ‘Doctor Hopkins’ to be paged in the First Class Lounge at JFK?

Allan, in a deft move to ‘out cool’ him, trumps Lee’s musing with knowledge and insight into the dinner he and several other Copenhagian communicators shared with Eric Schwartzman, of The Spinfluencer and On The Record fame. Much gossip and alcohol were mixed to create a volatile concoction, totally unlike any gathering of PR types that Lee has ever encountered. Except, perhaps, that occasion when the lovely Kami Huyse developed a drinking problem at a meetup at the CommsCafe lighthouse in Second Life…

Bitacle continues to raise Allan’s ire, making one wonder if it would be better to change the environment rather than repeatedly and vainly squash the cockroaches. But will Google and Yahoo! relinquish the $$?

Allan has been reading about value-based fees and Lee shares his experiences on the matter. Lee reckons that he is a Mercedes Benz, whereas Allan is more at home as a Lada or Trabant.

All in all, 26 minutes of caffeine-fuelled hyperbole and satire, which you can either download and listen to right away, or else subscribe to via your rss podcatcher. Our iTunes profile is playing ‘funny buggers’ at the moment, so we are stopping our existing link and setting up a new one. Stay tuned for further developments.

Disagree with Jenkins? Feel like hurling abuse at Hopkins? We welcome your comments! Drop your comments on the show blog, or even better send a Waxmail to ‘comments at commscafe dot com’.

Until next week: take care, take risks, take your kids to the movies.

  • http://www.geocities.com/claren44/radio.html Clarence Jones

    “Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard, …”
    lol
    I can see it now…Depressed? Anxious? Just feeling like poo? Is that what’s got you down Bunky?
    Well!! Come to Doctor Hopkins Asylum and 24 Hour Pub, located in the Beautiful Adelaide Hills!
    FEEL better after a l-o-n-g talk with Doctor Hopkins (or his compatriate, the lovely & talented Doctor Jenkins)!
    HEAR the Feel-Good Podcast that educates & elucidates!
    SEE Naked Koalas!!
    All for YOU! in the Beautiful Adelaide Hills, home of the Misty Mountain (where the spirits go!), overlooking the famed Better Comms Towers
    That’s Doctor Hopkins Asylum and 24 Hour Pub, where all your cares just flow away (as does your life savings)!
    [Tax, Title, & License extra - Void where prohibited - YMMV - see EULA for details - no cure is promised - side-effects may vary...]

    Now that that’s over with, guess I’ll listen to the podcast now…
    Love & Peace, Clarence

  • http://www.geocities.com/claren44/radio.html Clarence Jones

    “Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard, …”
    lol
    I can see it now…Depressed? Anxious? Just feeling like poo? Is that what’s got you down Bunky?
    Well!! Come to Doctor Hopkins Asylum and 24 Hour Pub, located in the Beautiful Adelaide Hills!
    FEEL better after a l-o-n-g talk with Doctor Hopkins (or his compatriate, the lovely & talented Doctor Jenkins)!
    HEAR the Feel-Good Podcast that educates & elucidates!
    SEE Naked Koalas!!
    All for YOU! in the Beautiful Adelaide Hills, home of the Misty Mountain (where the spirits go!), overlooking the famed Better Comms Towers
    That’s Doctor Hopkins Asylum and 24 Hour Pub, where all your cares just flow away (as does your life savings)!
    [Tax, Title, & License extra - Void where prohibited - YMMV - see EULA for details - no cure is promised - side-effects may vary...]

    Now that that’s over with, guess I’ll listen to the podcast now…
    Love & Peace, Clarence

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee Hopkins

    Clarence, you crack me up! Nice one, mate! :-)

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee Hopkins

    Clarence, you crack me up! Nice one, mate! :-)

  • http://www.geocities.com/claren44/radio.html Clarence Jones

    Lee, now I’ve listened to the show.
    First, thanks for the comment. Occasionally I post something that I think is funny (thinking that others will find it humerous) & I get the text/html version of puzzled looks. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Second, go for the doctorate! Of course, I don’t have to write 4500 words in order to get an interview. But, if you think you can afford to put in the time, no matter how far you get you’ll learn something useful. As I recall through the mists of time, that’s what education USED to be for.
    On that grammatically horrific point, I rest my case…and my typing finger.
    Love & Peace, Clarence

  • http://www.geocities.com/claren44/radio.html Clarence Jones

    Lee, now I’ve listened to the show.
    First, thanks for the comment. Occasionally I post something that I think is funny (thinking that others will find it humerous) & I get the text/html version of puzzled looks. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Second, go for the doctorate! Of course, I don’t have to write 4500 words in order to get an interview. But, if you think you can afford to put in the time, no matter how far you get you’ll learn something useful. As I recall through the mists of time, that’s what education USED to be for.
    On that grammatically horrific point, I rest my case…and my typing finger.
    Love & Peace, Clarence

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