This was from a charity event that involved auctioning off signed Teddy bears. I don’t know what the charity was for beyond “children”.
Ah, I see. Good to know!
I miss the flansbeard so much.
HE CAN’T DECIDE ABOUT THAT THING. Cos he shaved it briefly late last year too but then ended up growing it back again. I like it and it does look weird seeing him without it now. Though I know I don’t have as much an investment in what Flans looks like as Flansgirls do. Most of them seem to like it too though. Maybe we should send him messages telling him to grow it back.
My trusty TMBG wallet that I got 7 years ago at a show. Unfortunately, it’s falling apart and I don’t think they make them any more. :(
Those were SO COOL but yeh, nooooooooooot at all sturdy. I went through two of the red ones, and have one of them on my desk with my other very special merch cos it’s signed by The Johns. I wish they did more random merchandise like that—t-shirts are great and all but other stuff is so fun.
Yeah, they are fantastic!!! How many times have you seen them live? Me—twice.
I’ve been to 34 shows. Unfortunately that number is not nearly as high as it could be cos I had a period of six and a half years when I didn’t go to shows at all, for reasons I don’t want to get into all the details of but mainly cos of an ex who was not crazy about how I feel about John. And now I’m in the Northwest which is sadly not a hotbed of shows exactly. But I’m still doing what I can! I’m hoping to save up some money and maybe get to travel around a bit more on the next tour.
They ARE completely awesome live, aren’t they?
Seeing them live, both for the sheer awesomeness of the performances and just getting to be close to John when I love him so fucking much, is truly a transcendent experience for me. I never knew it was possible to be so happy before I started going to their shows. If I came into a large sum of money I would put all of it towards going to EVERY DAMN SHOW FOR AS LONG AS I COULD.
That really is too bad. It was a lot of fun reading the questions and answers. What’s the difference between the tumblr and asking Flans questions on Twitter and him responding there, really? Oh well!
Yeh, I really have not generally seen people asking questions on the Tumblr that *are* really any different than Twitter and are IFC-specific somehow. I just like the Tumblr a lot better cos, A, I’m not on Twitter and, B, it gives Flans a chance to give lengthier answers. So I’m definitely glad I can still see it.
I don’t know if I can include any—I’m probably going to be pretty busy with all the Truth.
“Purple Toupee”/”The Famous Polka,” 1990. Because it’s what’s making me LOSE MY MIND at the moment.
this is important because john flansburgh is actually a rockstar
I never knew the Famous Polka had those lyrics at the end actually, the version in my iTunes doesn’t have it.
Well that’s peculiar! They don’t usually do the lyrics when they play it live anymore, but the studio version from Don’t Let’s Start/Miscellaneous T certainly should have them.