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Category Archives: SmorgTV
Computer tech expert Geoffrey Gleason offers assistance to those who have struggled with the challenge of setting your computer clock.
First installment in a series of technical ‘how-to’ videos, Geoffrey Gleason offers guidance to those new to the internet.
Kudos to my daughter, Ally for putting together this great video. It’s been great doing shows again with Dave this year. I think this video captures the history of our friendship and our creative chemistry that I believe still exists nearly 30 years later.
Chris and Dave reunite and sign up for a voiceover acting class at Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL. Dave has his notebook ready to go.
When the podcast began taking off in the fall of 2010, Ally put together this promotional video to help propel the show to even greater heights.
From Chris and Peet’s 2008 Danville road trip. I almost broke a hip here. Not a good thing to do at my age.
Featured here is my 40th birthday celebration on October 7, 2006. I had a wonderful time creating yet more memories with people that have been a major part of my life. I think I calculated 21.25 years as the average span of these friendships, the earliest going back to 1975! If you were there, thanks so much for being part of this special life milestone!!! Represented here are friends from my early childhood, high school, and IRI, my employer for 16 years.
We borrowed a fire pit from a neighbor. The evening was a typical October night – low 50’s. We were blessed with a full moon which lit up the autumn evening sky. The firewood smell lingered for days – in our clothes, in our house, EVERYWHERE!
My good friend Kelly for over 25 years brought birthday cake shots. See the blog section of this site for the recipe!!
Sadly, this is the only video footage from that evening.
From Smorg Reunion – A long and pointless story about garlic body – the state one reaches by consuming so much garlic that no matter what you do there is no escaping the smell of garlic. It’s way beyond garlic breath.
From the 20th Anniversary Smorgasbord Reunion – Peet’s wardrobe discussed. After 20 years, there is still no explanation for the red pants.
From the Smorg Reunion – Everyone’s got their favorite plumbing story, and this is Peet telling his. A great story from the days of the Bolingbrook apartment, circa 1986. You just can’t make up stuff like this.
From the 20th Anniversary Smorgasbord Gang Reunion (06.08.02). Chris and Dave promote Bod Man body spray. This is the very last recorded bit of Chris and Dave.
The Manneken Pis is a very famous Brussels landmark. It is a small bronze fountain sculpture depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain’s basin. On occasion, the statue is hooked up to a keg of beer. Cups will be filled up with the beer flowing from the statue and given out to people passing by. I brought this souvenir back for Jerry from my trip to Belgium.
Peet revisits his old Bolingbrook apartment where he and Chris spent the summer of ’85 together. Many classic stories come from that location and time period and Peet takes us back to that special time.
My 30th birthday party was celebrated at the Corner Pocket in Chicago. Dave and Jerry both make this one, but notably absent is Peet, who had moved to New York the prior year. The other people on here are my former work colleagues from IRI.
Dave signs off for the last time and Jerry continues on with his own show on College of DuPage station WDCB-FM. Chris joins Jerry for a bit following Dave’s final broadcast on the station.
This is the only video footage of Chris and Dave behind the mic and live on the air – and it was shot over 10 years after the Smorg show ended. After high school, Dave continued to have a show at College of DuPage radio station, WDCB-FM. This was Dave’s final broadcast, so I joined him for this short bit. It was fun.
Filmed at Chris and Kim’s housewarming party over labor day weekend in 1996. Chris and Dave chat about the old days on the back patio. Pop a cold one open for this.
More dancing and then the climax of the evening – Chris and Jerry sing Sweet Home Chicago at Chris’s Wedding.
Here are some clips of the gang on Chris’s wedding day. This is taken about 30 minutes before the ceremony and during the video Chris looks like he is either star struck or is being goosed. For the best men speeches, Jerry manages to work the word ‘schmuck’ into his speech.
A tour of Peet’s downtown Chicago apartment and a trip down memory lane while going through his collection of empty liquor bottles and other rare artifacts.
How strange was it to find two restaurants just down the street from my apartment named after me and Jerry. It was one of those rare moments when material just fell out of the sky while carrying around a video camera.
Jerry shows up in the middle of a video shoot and is in a really pissy mood after giving money to a homeless person outside of Peet’s Michigan Avenue apartment building. I thought liberals were supposed to be compassionate to the poor. It must only be if the government takes care of it.
I don’t even remember what the inspiration was behind this video. I guess it should have been deleted right after it was shot.
Filmed from my favorite downtown Chicago apartment – my first that I paid for on my own. I wrote this song in the closing weeks of the 1980’s. It was a good time to reflect on my years as a teenager and how they prepared me for adulthood which essentially began in the 90’s.
The amazing thing about this 1991 video is that the original audio quality was really bad so I recently overdubbed the studio version that was recorded in 2010. So the future me time travels 19 years in the past to meet my younger self. Or did the 1991 me travel to 2010?
After a miserable try with a video dating service, I came up with a fictitious service of my own. The premise was to take your image and broadcast it over the TV airwaves to reach the girl you wish to date. (Kind of like Coca Cola ads subliminally planted in a movie theater’s previews.) In this video, Jerry goes through the various positions as he would on a regular date:
– “An image of you bringing flowers to your date”.
“An image of you toasting your date with a glass of cognac…”
“An image of you cuddling up with her on that love seat…”
“…you and her engaged in sparkling conversation…
“…and don’t forget that goodnight kiss”.
Surprisingly, no one wanted to finance this idea. If anyone is interested, I will offer 50% of any profits made from the service. There are a lot of gullible lonely guys out there. Take it from me, as a former member of that club.
Jerry as Biff in a continuing Lonely Guy series. This time, he gets an actual visitor and he tries to act social. Dave makes a cameo appearance in this one!
I had just returned from Berlin to see Roger Waters perform The Wall at Potzdamer Platz. This is Jerry and his babes doing a rap version of Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell”.
There really are no words to describe this. This was done in the backyard portion of my apartment complex. I can only imagine what my neighbors were thinking when they looked out their back window and saw this.
Just remember, “When you have a check, you always have money!” Inspired by our days when we had to float checks in order to make it to payday, Peet demonstrates how to build a $25,000 credit rating just by floating checks between three banks. This would never work today’s world where checks can clear in a heartbeat.
Peet lip synching to Pete Townshend’s Barefootin’. If you look really close at the 2:45 mark of the video when Peet takes off his socks, you can see actual foot sweat spray across the room. Peet claims it was the white balance of the video…I say it’s foot sweat. You decide.