Piffcast: The Comeback-cast

After a nice long break, the Piffcast is back! It’s been a month, so Mike and TJ had some catching up to do…

– Developing a Kris Bryant’s up-to-bat Alert App
– Comic-Con Trailer Roundup
– TJ’s movie homework (including some Mark Ruffalo recommendations)
– What we’re watching on TV (Stranger Things, The Night Of)
– The Pokemon around Mike’s house (don’t go looking)
– Coldplay at Soldier Field and K-Pop ‘farms’
– A special thank you to awesome people

…and much more!

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Piffcast: Summer Goals, Second City and Martin Morrow

Standup Comedian, writer, and Second City actor Martin Morrow (Why? with Hannibal Buress, Last Comic Standing) joins the show. Martin talks about his journey in the Chicago comedy scene, how he applies his improv training to standup, writing sketches and jokes for sensitive audiences, and the effect social media has had on the industry. He also names his Second City “Mount Rushmore” and gives some advice for future professional comedians. (12:10 mark, if you want to jump ahead)

Meanwhile, Michael and TJ go through their goals for Summer. Plus what’s on TJ’s Spotify playlist, things Mike rationally and irrationally dislikes, and much more. It’s a good bit of fun.

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At Least The Chicago Bulls Have Benny…

It’s not easy being a Bulls fan these days. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The veterans on the roster didn’t want to play in their new head coach’s system. Their star, Jimmy Butler, didn’t make it any easier. It was a hot mess.

Some of the few bright spots from the 2015-16 campaign included Etwaun Moore breaking out (like most backup Bulls guards do behind Derrick Rose) and Doug McDermott dunks. The BRIGHTEST of spots though, as it has been for a long time, was team mascot Benny The Bull.  The #BestInTheBiz has had a good year appearing in ESPN ads, bringing joy to children everywhere on off days, and giving you a reason to visit the United Center while the team struggled to themselves.

Saturday night, Benny went FULL BENNY during a stoppage in play between the Bulls and Cavaliers. It was a dance medley of epic proportions that also included help from one of the game’s officials. While the Bulls won’t be in action this postseason, at least you can replay great entertainment like this…over and over again.

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Twitter’s 10th Anniversary: First Ever Tweets From Some Favorites

10 years ago today, some guy named Jack sent the first ever tweet.

“Jack” is Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter. He also set the standard for grammar on social media, apparently.

Do you remember your first tweet? I guess I had Brian Scalabrine and Carmelo on the mind when I wrote mine…

With the help of Twitter’s Discover feature, I was able to dig up some maiden voyage thoughts as people in Sports and Entertainment got setup on their “favorite” Social Media platform.

Movies

 

Robert Downey Jr.

 

Chris Evans

 

Chris Pratt

 

Amy Schumer

 

Emma Watson

 

Jon Favreau

 

Kevin Spacey

 

Tom Hanks

 

Ron Howard

 

Jamie Foxx

 

Kristen Bell

 

Angela Bassett

 

Ben Affleck

 

Chris Rock

 

Brie Larson

 

John C. Reilly

 

Kevin Hart

 

Television

 

Bryan Cranston

 

Aaron Paul

 

Krysten Ritter

 

Jason Segel

 

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 

Jerry Seinfeld

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

Aubrey Plaza

 

Gillian Jacobs

 

Lena Dunham

 

Norman Reedus

 

Michael J. Fox

 

Emilia Clarke

 

Eric Stonestreet

 

Sofia Vergara

 

Grant Gustin

 

Melissa Benoist

 

Chris Hardwick

 

Stephen Colbert

 

Ellen DeGeneres

 

Music

Justin Timberlake

 

Common

 

John Legend

 

Taylor Swift

 

Lady Gaga

 

Alicia Keys

 

Chance The Rapper

 

Rihanna

 

Bruce Springsteen

 

Andrew W.K.

 

Bruno Mars

 

Beyonce

 

Chris Martin

 

Axl Rose

 

Marc Roberge

 

Kanye West

 

 

Basketball

Kobe Bryant

 

Shaquille O’Neal

 

LeBron James

 

Chris Paul

 

Kevin Durant

 

Derrick Rose

 

Jimmy Butler

 

DeMarcus Cousins

 

Blake Griffin

 

Damian Lillard

 

Russell Westbrook

 

Steph Curry

 

Mark Cuban

 

Adrian Wojnarowski (#WojBombs)

Baseball

Jake Arrieta

 

Bryce Harper

 

Brandon McCarthy

 

Dan Haren

 

Andrew McCutchen 

 

Mike Trout

 

Felix Hernandez

 

Clayton Kershaw

 

David Ortiz

 

Kris Bryant

 

Frank Thomas

 

Joe Maddon

 

Ken Rosenthal

 

Football

 

Von Miller

 

Kyle Long

 

Chris Long

 

Aaron Rodgers

 

Russell Wilson

 

Cam Newton

 

Odell Beckham Jr.

 

Le’Veon Bell

 

Marshawn Lynch

 

Todd Gurley 

 

Ian Rapoport 

 

Adam Schefter

 

Jim Harbaugh

 

 

Did I miss any? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll get back to you with anybody’s FIRST TWEET.