The Big River Show

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New Orleans in 80 days

Jun 11

The Rules

Category: Video Blogs

Some of you Big River fans have asked some pretty personal questions in the last few days: Where do you sleep? How do you eat? What do you do for fun? Max, how can you stand Bill when he whistles all day? And to you I answer– Most of the time that we’re on the river there is plenty to do. We still are making improvements to Evangeline’s systems (we just redid the whole electrical system yesterday). We are trying to stay fit, so one person drives while the other does sets of exercises. And I’m trying to learn this banjo while retaining a friendship with Bill, so I practice a less than I should to get good by New Orleans.

When we are docked in a town we try to line up interviews or we ask if there is a big story to hit, only downstream, of course. And we grocery shop and explore small towns and get haircuts, stuff you would never see an action star do. Between keeping ourselves supplied with night crawlers, beer, and electrical wire, there’s a lot to keep us busy. Oh yeah, and we have to keep our electronic gizmos charged, shoot, edit, upload, write, revise, and publish video and text blogs every day. That’s a thing too.

12 Comments so far

  1. Brent Rose June 11th, 2008 2:33 pm

    Fun facts:

    1. Did you know that every time you guys don’t have a new episode/blog posted first thing in the morning, I get worried phonecalls and emails from friends/family asking me if you’ve died. This is funny to because, a) I’m not even joking, and b) How the hell would I know?

    2. This is my favorite episode so far.

    3. I love Bill spoofing his own video from last year on the cargo ship. I caught, and loved, the references.

    Good job, men.

  2. Marty June 11th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Well it looks like you 2 are having fun .

  3. Marty June 11th, 2008 10:52 pm

    Did you aleast get ice for that beer.

  4. Daniel Weingrow June 12th, 2008 1:49 am

    Apparently the river psychosis has set it. This ought to make for some entertaining episodes. Turn the banjo dial to eleven.

  5. diana June 12th, 2008 5:21 am

    Oh my gosh! Rules and Proper Attire was my absolute favorite from MyNameIsBill…I remember laughing till tears ran down my face, I may just have to go watch it again. Good job guys! So happy the rain has stopped!

  6. bob meyer June 12th, 2008 6:23 am

    I don’t approve of fun.

  7. bob meyer June 12th, 2008 6:26 am

    ps The righteous god of seriousness will eventually punish you both with a giant wave of Indiana homes coming down the Ohio River to smash into your leftish side.

    pss this revelation received and sent while sitting on a hostel toilet in downtown Chicago

  8. Martin June 12th, 2008 8:22 am

    Pontoon Pleasure Craft, I’ll bet. LOL

  9. Baruch June 12th, 2008 3:11 pm

    I love this show! Especially the dairy farm episode. When are you two going to meet some ladies?

    what an awesome way to spend the summer

    if you two get bored, just start singing for each other, or stripping, if you want more gay audiences, or if you want me to keep watching, just kidding.


  10. Delp June 12th, 2008 8:41 pm

    I’m Obsessed. Maybe we could do rules and proper attire for my life when you guys get back.

    Also, Max, get a tan already.

  11. Devin June 15th, 2008 10:09 am

    Awesome. Good times. Is the plan still Adventure Day in Memphis?

  12. jeffery July 28th, 2014 2:31 am

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