Larry Double Downs on Borscht

This episode contains more borscht references than you can shake a soup spoon at. Hear beefy hunk Larry Miller explain the subtle comedic difference between “Ah” and “A-ha.”

We get a fistful of updates, including the most acrimonious hamper update to date. Then Larry tells a story about battling with other comics with food in a diner back in the day. This episode is over. Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!

Quote of the week: “I am ‘In-The-Groove Jackson’ now.”

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Show Credits

Producer: Colonel Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Dr. Chris Laxamana, LMDS


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14 Responses to “Larry Double Downs on Borscht”

  1. LarryE
    2012/02/01 at 9:37 am #

    About the borscht-and-Jewish-waiter joke: for some reason it reminded me of this one:

    A guy asks, “Why do Jews always answer a question, WITH a question?”
    Response: “Why shouldn’t we?”

    If you do it with the accent, it’s even funnier. (What accent? I dunno. The New York/ German immigrant/30’s accent you never hear anymore.)

  2. Susan Thatcher
    2012/02/01 at 11:17 am #

    The Nasgul (Nazgul?) were the 9 Ring Wraiths in the Lord of the Rings trilogy who were hunting for Frodo, Hobbit of the Shire.

    They were dying to do some Hobbit-nobbing.

    • Jordan
      2012/02/01 at 6:18 pm #

      She’s right Larry, you were looking at a Lord of the Rings fan, not a John Ford fan!

  3. state your name
    2012/02/01 at 4:59 pm #

    Larry, I think you owe it to Adam (and all of us, for the sake of everyone’s sanity) to provide us with a “lint update”. Yes, I said lint. Dryer lint, to be precise. Now, I really don’t want to drag you down or cast aspersions on you. You don’t deserve that… at least I hope it will play out that way. What am I talking about, you may ask? Okay, here’s the thing. On your most recent appearance on Adam’s podcast, he made an astonishing comment about dryer lint. It was one of those crazy things that someone says, and for whatever reason, goes unchallenged, and is promptly forgotten (but AHA, I’m not forgetting about it!). Since you were present when he made this comment, and did not challenge him- and especially since you are the greatest contemporary authority on bathroom-related topics (hampers, soap chips, and shaving), I must request- nay, demand an explanation. You sir, were practically an accomplice in this… okay, maybe that’s getting carried away. Anyway, Adam suggested that the way to dispose of dryer lint came down to a choice between: a) flushing it down the toilet (?); and b) rinsing it down the sink (?!)… (!). The incredible part- he was SERIOUS. Have you no response to this craziness? Please provide some perspective from your well-earned position on the bathroom “throne”. Er… maybe that’s a poor word choice. Sorry about that. Anyway, thanks sincerely. Love you and the show.

  4. big jim
    2012/02/01 at 5:10 pm #

    I’d really like to hear Larry tell more stories of him starting out with his comedy pals.
    That thing with Jerry Seinfeld ordering another helping of borscht had me laughing more than I’ve laughed in a long time!

  5. Tolley
    2012/02/01 at 7:30 pm #

    Larry and gang, loved you folks since the first podcast, glad to be a fan!! Gotta tell you, EVERY podcast is funny, and important to me and my bride. Just wanted to say the Sherries Berries ad opening this ep. is stinking hilarious!! So nice to hear Larry be so candid and open with a mess up! I ordered some Sherries Berries on Larry’s recommendation, for my dad’s new “friend”… died 4 yrs ago, and she puts a smile on him like he was a teenager, so glad to see that!! Anyway, his new “friend” loved the berries, and it was a nice way to welcome her into our family, Thanks Larry, and all involved in the podcast!

  6. Stephen Cary
    2012/02/04 at 7:01 am #

    Mr. Miller, please take this in the helpful spirit it’s given, and not as criticism of your shaving ability. I, too, recently made the switch from expensive 5-blade razors back to old school bomb-door safety razor and I have found that a trick that works for me to prevent cuts is this: use very little pressure, only hold the razor against your face, and let the weight of the razor push the blade against your skin. Hope this is helpful, and I will now call up Sherry’s Berries to describe their product my own words. All the best!

  7. Ryan
    2012/02/04 at 8:04 am #

    Big Jim – if you havent already (and even if you have), you need to hear the one Larry told along time ago about visiting Tijuana with Seinfeld and other comics many years ago. I liked the borscht story, but enjoyed the Tijuana one is one of my favorites since Larry’s podcast began.

  8. Chris from Lakeland, FL
    2012/02/05 at 2:14 pm #

    Larry, mark me down as one of the million, but I think you need to change something.

    I think you need a sidekick that you play off against. Yeah, I know, this is a work under construction and money isn’t flowing in to pay for sidekicks, but, your on a mission. The sidekick doesn’t have to say a dang thing, usually.

    The sidekick would already know that Nazgul was written by Tolkien (original spelling probably not available), long before Ford made the movie. Still a fun story, but when I’m sitting here shelling pecans for my Baby’s SuperBowl brie loaf whatever, drinking beer and in zen mode, it’s distracting as can be to have somebody go off on a Nazgul reference that is (to many people), obvious; we miss YOUR story because you are hurrying through it, while WE are thinking, “Nazgul? Isn’t that from Lord of the Rings?”

    Which brings up the other thing; you seem to be racing through this, trying to get as much material as you can, crammed in. I think you need another person throwing grenades, or placing mines in front of you, to make this more conversational.

    But, what do I know? I’ve already cleared cans and bottles out of my Man Cave a couple of times, but I’m pretty sure I have had a few, given that my Baby is trying to get me to eat more of the food we are supposed to be stockpiling for when the guests arrive. If I play my cards right, I will have her circling by my part of the house with hors dourves trays. I’m a gonna go practice hiccuping.

  9. Lubos
    2012/02/07 at 2:12 pm #

    Larry, get yourself a styptic pencil or alum block to stop the bleeding immediately after you cut yourself to prevent those nasty scars.

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