The way people choose to tell you about themselves

Paul F. Tompkins is a stand-up comedian and the host of The Pod F. Tompkast podcast.

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TOMPKINS: I really like talking to people, you know? And I – my social trick always in a situation where someone’s asking me about my life is to turn it back around on them. And honestly, it’s not completely just a deflection move.
It’s like I’m genuinely interested in hearing what they have to say.
There’s always something about the way people choose to tell you about themselves that is interesting.


if you cannot be wise …

Calvin and Hobbes

Aug. 13, 2013
She wasn’t paying attention to us.

Aug. 12, 2013
I have a top secret, coded letter for you here.

Aug. 4, 2013
Calvin! Come inside. It’s time for bed. It’s getting dark.
Calvin and Hobbes
Aug 03, 2013
I like people. I’m interested in people. … As an audience, I mean


Curtis. Aug. 21, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013
Brian and Liza have a new baby girl named Dillon Alexis! She’s adorable!
Greg, have you ever thought of us having another baby?
Which arm tingles right before a heart attack?