Faux Stories From Real Pictures

Aisha was a modern day woman who had everything going for her. She had a wonderful life with her husband, Günter, who was the heir to the extremely successful whoopee cushion company that his great-grandfather started in Bavaria, back in the late 1920’s (rumour had it that his famous ancestor had to flee Germany after placing one of his prototype cushions on the seat of a rather short tempered military officer who was famous for having only one testicle).

Aisha and Günter met at Oxford University, fell in love and quickly got married. Aisha could have settled down, living the life of luxury, spending the endless stream of whoopee cushion cash that was at her disposal. But again, she was a modern woman, destined to chart her own path, putting her education to good use.

Armed with a prestigious Master’s Degree in Literature from Oxford, and a strong sense of wanting to be inclusive, she earned not only a massive fortune on her own, but the respect of an entire forgotten community when she created a series of best selling erotica books specifically designed for the blind, that was scratch-and-sniff and written entirely in Braille. She was hailed as “the woman who gave fingers a workout.”

As if that weren’t enough, in what already seemed like a perfect life, Aisha and Günter were blessed with their son Kassim, an off the charts intelligent boy who was toilet trained almost at the same time he could walk. In fact, Aisha and Günter realized their son was toilet trained and walking when, in bed one night, they heard the toilet flush.

But, as fate would have it, it seems that those who have everything in life, and most importantly, are appreciative and deserving of it, are the very ones who have it snatched away. And that is why, while alone on a walk with Kassim, in their posh but quaint British community, fate dealt a cruel blow to Aisha. That is when Death walked up behind her, snatching her away from the toddler who would have to grow up without his Mother’s love. But being a genius with HSAM, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, he could never forget. HSAM allows people to remember what they did, what day of the week it was – oftentimes what they wore or ate – on nearly every day of their lives, which is why Kassim always hates Tuesdays.

So on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, Kassim lost his Mother, Günter would soon lose the will to laugh at the sound of a whoopee cushion, the visually impaired reached a climax in their world heralded erotica, and Aisha learned a little too late that you can eat too many pork rinds. Because Death sneaks up on you – when you least expect it.

That’s the Stuph – the way I see it.

Faux Stories From Real Pictures

Aisha was a modern day woman who had everything going for her. She had a wonderful life with her husband, Günter, who was the heir to the extremely successful whoopee cushion company that his great-grandfather started in Bavaria, back in the late 1920’s (rumour had it that his famous ancestor had to flee Germany after placing one of his prototype cushions on the seat of a rather short tempered military officer who was famous for having only one testicle).

Aisha and Günter met at Oxford University, fell in love and quickly got married. Aisha could have settled down, living the life of luxury, spending the endless stream of whoopee cushion cash that was at her disposal. But again, she was a modern woman, destined to chart her own path, putting her education to good use.

Armed with a prestigious Master’s Degree in Literature from Oxford, and a strong sense of wanting to be inclusive, she earned not only a massive fortune on her own, but the respect of an entire forgotten community when she created a series of best selling erotica books specifically designed for the blind, that was scratch-and-sniff and written entirely in Braille. She was hailed as “the woman who gave fingers a workout.”

As if that weren’t enough, in what already seemed like a perfect life, Aisha and Günter were blessed with their son Kassim, an off the charts intelligent boy who was toilet trained almost at the same time he could walk. In fact, Aisha and Günter realized their son was toilet trained and walking when, in bed one night, they heard the toilet flush.

But, as fate would have it, it seems that those who have everything in life, and most importantly, are appreciative and deserving of it, are the very ones who have it snatched away. And that is why, while alone on a walk with Kassim, in their posh but quaint British community, fate dealt a cruel blow to Aisha. That is when Death walked up behind her, snatching her away from the toddler who would have to grow up without his Mother’s love. But being a genius with HSAM, Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, he could never forget. HSAM allows people to remember what they did, what day of the week it was – oftentimes what they wore or ate – on nearly every day of their lives, which is why Kassim always hates Tuesdays.

So on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, Kassim lost his Mother, Günter would soon lose the will to laugh at the sound of a whoopee cushion, the visually impaired reached a climax in their world heralded erotica, and Aisha learned a little too late that you can eat too many pork rinds. Because Death sneaks up on you – when you least expect it.

That’s the Stuph – the way I see it.

#0577: Nick Santora; Dan Piraro; & Marc Hartzman

Featuring Nick Santora, executive producer & writer of The Fugitive on Quibi; Bizarro creator, Dan Piraro, author of Peyote Cowboy; and Marc Hartzman from WeirdHistorian.com


Nick Santora is the executive producer of the short from Quibi series reboot of The Fugitive,  starring Keifer Sutherland.  He’s also the author of a couple of favourite books of mine. Slip & Fall and the excellent page turner Fifteen Digits.

Dan Piraro, the creator of the Bizarro comic strip, has written a graphic novel called Peyote Cowboy, that you can read online for free.

Marc Hartzman, author of The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet is back on the show. He has the website, WeirdHistorian.com, and each month he’ll be here to feature an odd historical fact for the month.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Wendy Barrett-Stuart who is a cat rescuer. She runs Cats Manger Rescue.

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#0576: Rich Little; Kate Delaney & Stuart Nulman

Featuring comedian Rich Little; sports commentator, Kate Delaney; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter


Legendary comedian Rich Little who will be doing a live virtual stage show in October in Las Vegas called Rich Little . . . Virtually Speaking.  Rich has also updated and re-released his book, Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been, with all the book sales benefiting veterans through the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Sports commentator and talk show host, Kate Delaney on sports in a pandemic world. She’s also the author of Deal Your Own Destiny: Increase Your Odds, Win BIG and Become Extraordinary.

Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter. This week’s reviewed title is The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek (Simon & Schuster, $32).   You can also read Stuart’s reviews in The Montreal Times.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Al Randall a broadcaster and voice guy and a former colleague of mine back in the day at Montreal’s CJFM, FM96.

 

 

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#0575: Ivor Davis & Peter Franklin


Investigative journalist, Ivor Davis, author of Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder and also The Beatles and Me On Tour, is back talking about The Beatles, Elvis, Manson, and being a witness to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. (You can hear previous chats with Ivor from #0521 and #0287 in The Stuph File Program archives).

Peter Franklin the Gabby Cabby, shares a slice of the Big Apple, from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Natalie Davis, founder & program director of Verdant Square Radio, formerly GDPR: Revolution 99, one of the proud homes of The Stuph File Program.

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#0574: Cordelia Oxley; Charles Cutter; & Stuart Nulman

Featuring Cordelia Oxley, founder of The Book Fairies; Charles Cutter, author of Bear Bones: Murder at Sleeping Bear Dunes; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter


Cordelia Oxley, founder of The Book Fairies, who leave books for total strangers to find.

Charles Cutter, author of the mystery thriller, Bear Bones: Murder at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter. This week’s reviewed title is You Can’t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie (Simon & Schuster, $24).  You can also read Stuart’s reviews in The Montreal Times.

This week’s opening slate is presented by playwright Steve Galluccio, Montreal based screenwriter and playwright with such hits as the film Mambo Italiano, based on his successful play, plus Funkytown and also the TV series Ciao Bella. He also wrote the 2018 film Little Italy, starring Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Danny Aiello and Andrea Martin.

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#0573: Dr. Katie Mack; Marc Hartzman; & Andrew Fazekas


Theoretical astrophysicist, Dr. Katie Mack, is the author of The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking).  Find out the possible ways that our universe comes to an end.

Marc Hartzman is the author of The Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet.

Science writer, Andrew Fazekas, The Night Sky Guy, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, talks about the splashdown of the SpaceX capsule and the Mars mission.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Yoga Akal, numerologist to the stars and also a speaker, activist and teacher.

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#0572: Linara Washington; Natalile Davis; & Stuart Nulman

Featuring Linara Washington, star of Casting The Net; Natalie Davis, founder of Verdant Square Radio; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter


Linara Washington, one of the stars of the UrbanflixTV program called Casting The Net. It’s a comedy about three actresses that was created and written by Andrew P. Jones, who is Linara’s husband.

Natalie Davis, the founder & program director of Verdant Square Radio, formerly GDPR: Revolution 99. It’s one of the homes of The Stuph File Program.

Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter. This week’s reviewed title is Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask by Jon Pessah (Little, Brown, $38).   You can also read Stuart’s reviews in The Montreal Times.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Terence Winkless author of From the Inside: My Life As Bingo of the Banana Splits. He was a guest recently on #0568.

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#0571: Hank Phillippi Ryan & Andrew Fazekas


Hank Phillippi Ryan is an investigative TV reporter and also a best selling thriller writer. Her latest novel is The First to Lie.

Science writer, Andrew Fazekas, The Night Sky Guy, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, talks about the 3D mapping of the Universe. (Patreon subscribers can listen to a Patreon Reward Extra with bonus interview content with Andrew Fazekas).

This week’s opening slate is presented by David Soroka, plumber to the stars.

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#0570: Naya Rivera; Matthew McGregor; & Stuart Nulman

Featuring actress Naya Rivera; Matthew McGregor, CEO of 22 App; & Stuart Nulman with Book Banter


We remember actress Naya Rivera from Glee, who sadly passed away in a drowning accident last week. We feature a Stuph File Program chat from October 2009.

Matthew McGregor, the CEO of 22 Apps.

Stuart Nulman with another edition of Book Banter. This week’s reviewed title is The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant by Bertrand Hebert & Pat Laprade  (ECW Press, $34.95).   You can also read Stuart’s reviews in The Montreal Times.

This week’s opening slate is presented by Mickey Mikkelson who runs the PR firm, Creative Edge.

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