Mister Wicked made his podcast debut on Functional Nerds today. They were, in fact, interviewing me about Blackdog, but a certain white dog, hearing me suddenly say “Hello” while sitting at the computer, leapt up from his virtuous napping and began his deep, “I have German Shepherd in my genepool and I am officially On Guard” alarm bark. When I failed to dash to the door to repel intruders, he came back to glower and bark at me from a few feet away. “Hey, you, the human, the one with thumbs — you’re the one who thought we had visitors. You’re supposed to do something.” It was quite deafening from my end. With perhaps a flashback to my days as a campus radio host on CHMA and visions of Patrick and John having to mess around with reel to reel tape and razor blades if I interrupted the interview to discuss the matter with the beast and dash off to the door to reassure him nobody was there, I carried on. (I know it’s all so much easier these days, but …) As it turned out, my little headset mic wasn’t picking him up all that loudly, and he’s a mere distant woofing on the podcast. The interview itself, once Mister Wicked sank into gloom at my failure to assume responsibility and went back to brooding on his bed, was quite fun. You can listen here.