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Hi, I'm Wil Boudreau, AKA The First Gen X Man. Did I ever tell you about the time I made a pizza commercial with a certain very recent ex-president? Or how about the time I was fired by a New Jersey mobster? Or that summer when I definitely did not become a movie star? Of course not. We've never met. But now you can hear these funny stories and more. Ripped from the endless adventure that is my life.From growing up in the shag carpeting covered suburbs in the 1970's.To working as an advertis ...
 
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This episode we're putting on our Sunday best, stories that is. Hear about the "embarassing bell incident" and random surprise funerals when I was an altar boy, the pageantry of midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, and a rare recording of the "Blessing of the Corned Beef and Cabbage" from a St. Bridget's Church St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance circa 1975.…
 
Stories about work, and home, and working from home. A rare recording from 1978 of a phone call to my mom at work, from her loving and somewhat belligerent children. The strange but true story of that time I really, really annoyed heavyweight champion George Foreman. Plus those pesky work distractions at home and the odd coincidence of my Dad and I…
 
This week, I'm telling stories all about our friendly four legged friends. Hear about how my Dad secretly ordered a puppy from a magazine ad in the early 1940's, the video that proved to us exactly how tolerant our dog Tilda is and the cautionary tale about our German shepherd Madeline. Plus from the advertising files, hear about a disastrous Memor…
 
It's October 2020. Leaves are falling and stress is rising. Learn all about what's really scary this Fall, including spinning the Wheel of Stress, why horror movie monsters aren't returning this year, and the time my Mom made me wear a sweater over my costume. Oh, and then there was the time my wife had twins on Halloween night.…
 
Continuing our stories about summer, here's an episode entirely devoted to ice cream. From Erikson's Ice Cream in my hometown, to my job as a Soda Jerk at Brighams, and finally, I find myself discussing what it's like to eat ice cream on an air craft carrier during night flight operations. Pull up a bowl and a spoon and enjoy!…
 
In this episode we learn all about my profound lack of handiness during the Covid pandemic and my suburban Massachusetts childhood. Plus we hear about the unusual circumstances under which I met tech giant Ken Olson, founder of my home town's Digital Equipment Corporation, when I was 16 years old. And finally, the entertaining and cautionary tale o…
 
In this premier episode I meander about disasters I have known, including the great Blizzard of '78, which led to me skiing downtown with my Dad to get supplies. Then I tell you all about my Pizza Hut commercial that I shot with a certain very recent ex US president. And finally I give you an ode to summer in the suburbs in the 70's from swinging c…
 
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