PODCAST Episode 28 – Double Dare with Bart Gallo

Faithful listener and personal friend of the show, Bart Gallo, pays Como a visit in this special guest episode. And, when we say visit, we mean join us for a recordeding in his bedroom-turned-studio.

In a heated investigation, Matt plays detective and deciphers Bart’s darkest, most repressed secrets through a game of iSpy in the makeshift recording workspace. Eventually, Bart leads the group in a detailed discussion regarding some of America’s most classic films and television programs à la 1990’s Nickelodeon, most specifically.

Expect some discussions regarding the Hardy Boys’ sexuality, the whorey-ness of The Bachelorette, and how the cartoons of the 90’s are and will forever remain completely unrivaled. Please enjoy, and join us in welcoming the famous, Bart Gallo, to Search for Como.

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Peeping Tom or: How I Learned to Stop Streaming and Love the Binoculars

People often talk about the “dangers of technology” and how the ever-advancing forms of science, knowledge, and machinery will ultimately doom modern-day society, our youth, and future generations. As an incredibly relevant, yet highly negligible example, please examine the accompanying screenshots, which illustrate how the latest version of Microsoft Word for Mac is dangerous beyond its own competence.

Obviously, this hyphenated or not-hyphenated (not to baby you, but… ironic, right?) dilemma isn’t a huge deal, but, rather, it’s something I needed to point out to further substantiate my point.  And, I fucking love hyphens, so I obviously had to keep “ever-advancing” hy-phen-ated.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that online pornography is incredibly damaging to society and our youth.

No, I don’t think pornography is degrading.  No, I don’t think it promotes abnormal and dangerous sexual behavior.  And, no, I don’t think it represents and encourages misjudgments of morality.

I do, however, think it makes its viewers selfish, lazy, and unmotivated.  In some way or another, you may already agree with this declaration, but allow me to really drive this one home and describe the matter so thoroughly that after you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll be ready to lead a group of mindless picketers through busy city streets screaming for an end of the online distribution of pornography… that is, strictly for the sake of protecting peoples’ sexual creativity and inventiveness, not because of any reasons such as immorality, degradation, or some other nonsense.

Alright, so, let’s dig deeper… Continue reading

Como Does Sake

Just because you’re in Search for Como doesn’t mean you have to smile.

Here’s Matt with a fan at a sake bar in godknowswhere NYC.

The admirer had this to say:

“It was great seeing him, and obviously all my friends and I were completely starstruck, but at the same time it was a little uncomfortable!  He wouldn’t smile for pictures. Not even a half-smile!

And the demands he made!  He insisted that we’d scream (and I mean SCREAM) sake chants and bang on the table as hard as possible each time we’d be about to chug.

He didn’t even do it himself!  He just watched us.  He had so much control.  We all felt like his puppets, and I think that’s exactly what he wanted.  He didn’t even drink the sake…in fact, I’m pretty sure he ordered a gin and tonic.  Who does that at a sake bar? Seriously, who does that?”

As per the fan’s request, I made sure to blur out her face and cover up her name in the above image in order to protect her anonymity.

I know I’m just an intern, and I can’t really speak up and express my opinion, but if she wanted to remain anonymous, it didn’t make much sense for her to have posted this to Facebook for TJ and Mike “like” it.  But, what do I know?

SMI

Drinking Ain’t What It Used to Be: The De-Inebriation of Society with Its Dishonorable Alcoholics and Their Partiality towards Substandard Drinks

What are you doing right now?  Seriously, think about it, what exactly are you doing?

Let’s go through it together: You’re on your computer/phone/tablet. You’re using the Internet.  And, you’re searching for Como.

Real cool, bro, get in line…

I think we can all agree that “get in line” was absolutely not the right phrase for the above sentence, but don’t rule queuing up out of the question.  Mike, TJ, and I have spent many hours building up this site with bandwidths upon bandwidths of exclusivity, so if we want you guys to wait out in the cold for a few hours before even catching a glimpse of Como, y’all better not complain.

This making sense?  I mean, it shouldn’t, but back to my point from before: if you’re going to be searching for Como, you better have had as many gin and tonics as I’ve had before starting this explorative writing regarding society’s repulsion towards boozers and the damaging effects this has had for all of us, drinkers and teetotalers alike.  Speaking of “starting this,” let’s get to it.

Okay, so for all our returning devotees, by now, you know all about initiating orgies, calculatedly slaying poon, and communicating with girls afflicted by some degree of daddy issues.  For those unfamiliar with these Como-specific topics, please immediately read our earlier blogs and listen to all our podcasts so that you’re caught up to speed. Continue reading

Matt Lights up the L

Spotted: Como virtuoso, Matt Snyder, racing down the steps to find solace in the L train.

A warm thank you to our dear fan, Jennifer, for sending us this piece of comorazzi, as well as this bit about the experience:

“…It was so amazing seeing one of the Como guys in person.  Matt was just as haughty as I’ve always imagined.  He was dressed in a ton of plaid too, which made me a bit uneasy! I even asked him about it, just jokingly, which I guess Matt took as some sort of insult. He responded by saying, ‘Too much plaid is better than no plaid,’ and then ran down those steps to the train.  It was as if he were feigning for the L train, I don’t know really.  I still don’t understand why he and Mike were so quick to put down New York’s subways, yet praise the L on the most recent podcast. Sometimes it’s better to just be kept guessing, I suppose…”

She’s referring to PODCAST Episode 25 – Old Hispanic Men in Lawn Chairs, but anyway, thanks Jennifer for the email!

Send in your Como pictures, news, etc. to socialmediaintern@searchforcomo.com!

SMI

Hipster-Professionals, Google’s “Project Glass,” and Monsieur Gayno

I’ve spoken personally to nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of you so I know that we are all on the same page on this one…

We don’t like this guy.

Not even a little bit.

But that’s not really my intention in writing this. I write to confess my more intensified disapproval of guys like this:

This guy is just one example of the many conceited, moderately-eco-educated, self-identifying intellects who, when out in adult-type social settings, take delight in breaking eye-contact with their average, “throw-away” dates just to sip on their pomegranate sangrias, as they look down at their outfits and mistakenly admire the style of whoever designed Urban Outfitter’s latest catalogue as that of their own.

This is the same guy who gets off to telling people that he works in a very competitive, creative industry.  The same guy who can’t contain himself as the Whole Foods cashier rings up his groceries, because he knows that as soon as he gets outside he can watch himself drink his coconut water as he walks past the giant row of reflective glass windows that line the store.  The same guy who thinks he’s the wild one Sia is referring to in her featured single “Wild Ones” with Flo Rida, to which this hipster-professional secretly rejoices listening when it ironically sneaks some playtime amongst a playlist of more alternative tracks.

“Now, why Matt, why go after the hipster-professional?” Continue reading

A Message from Como’s Social Media Intern

Hello Como Community,

You may have been reluctant to read this post because it’s not written by one of the well-known and acclaimed Como ‘big three’ members: Matt, Mike, and TJ.

I’m happy you did, though, as I would like to introduce myself as Search for Como’s social media intern.  From now on, expect me to post blog updates of the crew’s activity, as well as fan-submitted photos of and with the members of Search for Como.

Having said that, if you have any photos of or with any member of Como, or have anything to share that relates to the group’s podcasts, blogs, or general demeanor, then please send it over to socialmediaintern@searchforcomo.com, and if it’s worth sharing to the general public, I’ll be sure to do so.

I’ll leave you with this comorazzi shot someone emailed in earlier today.

Here’s Michael Gioia living by his word from his previous post, “Like, He’s So Mysterious… I Think I Wanna Bang Him.

His #2 Tip to Swoon the Ladies: Build A Candle Collection – “This one is simple. Go out to Bed Bath and Beyond or anywhere that sells Yankee Candles and purchase the big glass jars of both, ‘Midsummer’s Night’ and ‘Mountain Lodge.'”

SMI
socialmediaintern@searchforcomo.com