8 • 18 • 2015THE DAMN FARMER LOOKED LIKE DICK CHENEY

w/ artist and entrepreneur Jan Flanigan

While visiting his friends Scott and Peter in Cambria, Dennis meets their friend Jan Flanigan, a former prison worker in Fresno who has created a whole new career for herself as a visual artist with the creation of her company Flytown Comics. Jan shares the poignant personal story that lead to her creating the original Flytown drawings, how she happened upon her unique medium (dead flies!) and the reaction she's recieved from fans and fellow artists. She also shares a horror story from her wedding day, talks about the worst job she ever had and reveals what it's like to work in a prison...and it's not just like Orange is the New Black.

www.flytowncomics.com

Here are a few pics I took of the 2015 calendar Jan was nice enough to give me.  The cruise ship may be my fave...I mean, I lived it...but I'm also partial to the plumber's crack, the fly fisher and the weightlifter.



8 • 8 • 2015I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A MENUS WAS

w/ AnonymoUS Initiative founder Michael Anthony

Dennis visits the North Hollywood home of his friend Michael Anthony, who is the foundder of the Anonymous Initiative, a non-profit anti-bullying movement dedicated to helping all people overcome the things that bully them. Michael talks about the "It Gets Better" video he made that ultimately led to him creating the Initiative, stirring things up back to his hometown Wheeling, Illinois and how the whole experience led to him going back to school to get his Masters in Psychology. Dennis and Michael also recall their meeting on a press trip to Orange County and the show they used to host and producer together at the LA LGBT Center, The Village Variety Pack. Michael also talks about the worst job he ever had (it involves prodding people with a stick), a chilling moment with Marc Anthony, J Lo and Joan Rivers on a red carpet and a rookie mistake he made when he started working at the TV Guide channel, fresh out of college. www.iamanonymoUS.org