BCC Zeitcast 68: Thomas Parkin

In this episode, Scott B. is joined in the virtual studio by Thomas Parkin, one of the Bloggernacle’s greatest personalities.

Useful Links:

  1. Alt.Gothic Wiki page
  2. Thomas Parkin’s 1st comment at BCC
  3. In which Steve Evans said of Thomas, “again he proves his inestimable worth.”

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  1. Don’t look for deep meaning in the use of the Terminator 2 soundtrack at the end, because there isn’t any. I just felt like poaching all of the intro/outro bits from an early Zeitcast (sometime in 2008) today, and that was what was on it.

  2. insightful, informative, inspiring.

    I have often wondered about Thomas’s story, of which I have heard only bits and pieces before. He is definitely one of my favorites, and I remember saying that very early on when I started hanging aroung here back in early 2007. Thanks for letting us in for this look into your past, Thomas, and thanks to Scott for another great Zeitcast.

  3. Mark Brown says:

    Good job, guys.

  4. This shows why Thomas has been one of my favorite commenters since I started blogging 4 years ago, also.

    Thanks for this.

  5. Martin says:

    Great cast. Very interesting to hear Thomas’ story.

    But he never did say whether he still wears the black shirt and maroon tie to church.

    Congrats on your engagement, Thomas!

  6. Martin says:

    Oops. Maybe I should have preceded that last with “SPOILER ALERT”!

  7. nat kelly says:

    I really think this should be more about gender equality….

  8. If I did an interview about my own life, it would sound similar to this one. I loved it.

  9. Syphax,
    I’ll take the bait–give me a ring and we’ll record something. :p

  10. Also, I would be ungrateful if I didn’t mention how helpful Aaron Brown was in coordinating with Thomas and I to make the podcast happen. Also, Thomas didn’t really loosen up until Aaron had served him a few Shirley Temples, so that was key.

  11. Heh. Okay, okay. If I did an interview about my own life, it would sound similar, yet less interesting, than this one.

  12. If I did an interview about my own life, it would sound similar to an episode of Behind the Music.

  13. I enjoyed learning about Thomas very much. Thank-you for the podcast.

  14. Thomas Parkin says:

    Thanks, Scott, for the chance to do this. It was a lot of fun. And everyone for their kind words.

  15. Thomas Parkin says:

    you kind words, that is … :)

  16. This was so interesting and fun to listen to. Thomas has always been one of my very very favorite commenters, too. I always felt he was such an interesting, thoughtful, deeply sensitive individual. What an engaging interview. Thanks Thomas and Scott!

  17. Thanks for this. TP has been one of my favorites as well.

  18. Very interesting view behind the very interesting comments of Thomas Parkin. Thanks. And Thomas, I wish you the best in your quest.

  19. mmiles says:

    Thomas always adds to the discussion. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Thanks Scott and Aaron.

  20. I, also, want to be like Steve Peck.

  21. Barefoot Mike says:

    I only lived in Logan for about a year, but I loved the Island and would run through that neighborhood at least once a week. Later in life I dreamed of moving back and knew that’s where I would settle with my family.

    I think my wife may have visited Seattle First Ward today. I hope you guys were nice to her.

  22. My favorite out of context quote from the interview: “When I was a kid that part of me got really big.”

  23. I know I’m really late to this, but I wanted to say that I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. It’s nice to know some background of a long-time commenter. Tom, you have an admirable self-awareness and a whole lotta wisdom. Thanks for sharing. (Kudos to you, too, Boz.)

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