Josh Rachlis tells Roundhouse Radio host Kirk Lapointe why men are more likely than women to want a partner for Christmas. (December 9, 2016)
The story: Minelle Mahtani, a radio host on Vancouver’s Roundhouse Radio, is a Facebook friend. Because we went on Tinder date in Toronto once. But that’s a whole other story. Ok, that was the whole story. But anyway, another host, Kirk Lapointe, was going to report on a Toronto Sun article by Simone Page about a study by dating site EliteSingles that says men don’t want to be single for the holidays – Specifically, Christmas Day. Minelle knows that I’m the expert on being single, so she suggested Kirk talk to me. So I called into the show, explaining why men are more likely than women to want a romantic partner for the holidays. Did my brilliance convince all the women listeners to date me? You decide. (Hint: None of them have contacted me yet.)
Happy Valentine’s Day from me! I drew you a cartoon about my feelings on the holiday. Because even though I hate the holiday, I love YOU. Ok, maybe I don’t really hate the holiday. See the cartoon for the reveal of my true feelings. How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?
The story: A while ago, I was impressed to see that founder Kavita was on Breakfast Television Montreal and Breakfast Television Toronto as a dating expert. I’ve been messaging her with advice on doing YouTube videos. Then I saw that she posted a cartoon she found about making your own happiness. I commented that I could draw cartoons for her. She replied, “You draw cartoons too?!” I talked to her on the phone and learned that she likes sweet, inspirational messages. Which isn’t my usual self-deprecating style, but hey, it’s a new year! So I came up with this cartoon. Dashing Date’s next speed dating event is Wednesday, Jan 19, in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. You have to be pre-screened, though, so get on it soon. And if you contact them, mention me! Maybe you’ll get extra special treatment or something. Oh, and let me know if you have something you want a cartoon drawn for. I haven’t gone to a speed dating event yet, so I don’t have a girlfriend yet, so I have a lot of time on my cartooning hands.
In July 2015, Heather Saffer drove from Rochester to Toronto to be on a radio show and stayed with me. People ask me if I wound up dating her. I did not. This is likely one of many reasons why: She asked about a couch at a bar, and I replied with a story about my failure to have a threesome.
This was the first of a weekly segment. Once we’ve got a couple of them done, I’ll take them as demos to potential sponsors and see if I can get sponsored to make them. In which case, maybe soon I could quit my day job and put even more time into making these for you. So your comments and Likes and shares are really helpful for showing sponsors that this is popular, and for giving me the encouragement to keep going! So please share this as much as you can! I see we’ve already got 92 listens already in just a day. But don’t worry – even if this becomes as popular as the Howard Stern Show, I’m keeping time open in my schedule for shower head repairs!
Have you heard about Anna Gensler, the Boston artist who’s been getting back at creepy guys on Tinder (and OK Cupid) by drawing them naked? She’s getting lots of press. Such as this Time Magazine article. Well, Tinder and drawing just happen to be two of my favourite activities. So I emailed her. And she has agreed to a draw-off. Now I just need to get to Boston. Who’s up for a road trip? I promise not to get naked in the car. I’ll leave the nudity to Anna’s skilled hand. Wait, that sounds wrong. Actually, this whole situation is probably pretty wrong. So, whatever.
A thoughtful fan of my stories on Humble & Fred Radio emailed the show’s host Humble Howard with his suggestion that I visit www.thesocialman.com. It promises to give me “masculine confidence and charisma”. But if it turned me into a masculine, confident guy, then what would I talk about in my comedy? I have to give serious thought to whether I really want to become a James Bond stud or stick with my Woody Allen awkwardness. But, as I’m typing this, I realize that I’ll bet it would be good radio show content if I did take the course. So I just went over to Facebook and put the word out on Facebook to Eileen, the producer on the show. Stay tuned!