Bro Check

Pressure to Be Funny

The Stamas Bros website was created by the Stamas Bros in order to share their offbeat sense of humor with others, especially those with the last name “Stamas.” And as such the bros have succeeded at times in finding what many of us Americans have uncovered: one’s sense of humor in these troubled times of facing a Pandemic. But the pressure of having to be funny takes its toll, even on the bros.

Thumbs Up for Stephen Colbert

So for the moment, the Bros (who have backgrounds in communication and entertainment), are making a concerted effort to help those creatives in need who are feeling especially battered in these times of COVID-19 and a nation divided. For some it gets more and more difficult to see what is humorous in things. Thank goodness then for those who entertain and inform like Stephen Colbert.

How are You Doing?

The Stamas Bros want to know about your dreams and how you are coping in a United States that is more divided than it is united?

Yianni Stamas Says that It is Time To Take an Intermission

I Am a Fan

Hi there. I do not know about you but I am a fan of the Stamas Bros and have been following them from the very beginning. In fact I just finished taking in  a couple of their entries that I missed. Why do I like the Stamas Bros beyond the fact that I am a relative? It is not so much about what they do but is trying to figure out what is behind what they do. If you like me have gotten a bit behind in reading  S.B. blog posts, why not do it in conjunction with eating the substance that today, December 16, is known for?!

It Comes From a Tree

Today December 16 is “National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.” You heard me right, today is a day that it is your right to consume those dried and fermented seeds of the evergreen tree that is native to the deep tropical region of the Americas…Chocolate!

Our Choice

Don’t like chocolate? That’s okay. You can celebrate the Tea Party instead…If that is your kind of thing. Not ours. We’re into eating cocoa bean products while watching the Bros.

 

A Message from the Stamas Bros

For those you who have been wondering what has happened to Stamas Bro Aristotle and Stamas Bro Euripides, worry not. They are fine. In fact, right now they are bringing you this public services message. Although you can’t see them, they are dressed in green and this has them a bit peeved. Turns out the wardrobe department got the desired outfit wrong. They did not says “green” they said “lean.”

The Bros wanted something that allowed them to reveal their killer LEAN bodies with abs and the obligatory “We’ll tell you how we did it.” They will reveal to you the mysterious food that they took to achieve results. Also, they wanted you to know that if you take testosterone to get more built, this is the wrong ingredient.  There is actually a food that you should be taking instead which if this was a commercial on Youtube we wouldn’t reveal the food immediately forcing you out of curiosity to watch a silly promotional video selling  amazing grass green superfood capsules.

Oops. The writers of the “Bro Show” thought the Stamas Bros wanted a song called “Strike up the Band,” when what they really wanted is a tune entitled  “Kick up the Sand.” It is based on the old Charles Atlas ads you would see in comic books of yesteryear in which a big bully knocks sand in the face of a nerd. The song was a mistake, but to cover up the blunder, the Bros begin lip sinking to “Kick Up the Sand.”

I’M GONNA KICK SAND BACK AT  YOU
AS SOON AS I HAVE A BODY TRUE
YOUR SAND KICKING MAKES ME BLUE
BUT PRETTY SOON I’LL HAVE A PHYSIQUE THAT’S NEW!

A hip hop section ’80’s style starts in the song that forces the brothers to get on their backs and spin.

A brave intern steps into view and tells the brothers the fact that ultimately what they really are supposed to be doing is an important message to those quarantining letting them know that we’ll get through it. But it is too late. The Bros can’t hear the well intentioned volunteer and instead do in succession:

  • The Prep.
  • The Wop.
  • The Biz.
  • The Cabbage Patch.
  • The Snake.
  • The Sprinkler.
  • The Robocop.
  • Oh yeah, and of course the Moonwalk.

 

Warning: This Will NOT Be Funny!

Keeping Your Goals Inline

Let’s face it, we all have things in our lives that can prevent us from focusing on the realization of our billion dollar idea. That’s where marketing can be helpful. Yes, business plans are great and all that, but we believe that the strongest way to keep in line your path is through the use of marketing.

For the Introverts (and Extraverts Too)

Marketing for focus means having a presentation that when you present it, can be like you see it for the first time yourself. If you are extraverted enough to create a presentation and show it to others. Do it. Even introverts like ourselves can do this, usually using more introverted tools such as emails and our website showings.

Get Them Chasing You

As we discussed earlier, we are introverts, so we are always on the lookout for strategies that work with the more meek (but powerful) individuals. One method in the Billionaire Technique approach is to figure out ways to get your prospects to come to you so you do not have to chase after them.

How to Get Them to Chase After You

The Power of a List to Draw Interest

An example of this that comes to mind is that through a series of unanticipated rungs in the ladder, we were asked to get new tenants for someone who owned several apartments. So, what did we do? We made it all about a list and putting those who called in on the list if they wanted to be on it.

Why it Works

The technique worked because the assumption of those who signed up on the list was that this must be a great apartment if there is a list involved. You must truly believe that you can accomplish something for best results. Because unless you believe in at least some aspect of your presentation plan you will not be able to achieve it

Stamas Bros Enter a Contest

Fun and Clever

The Stamas Bros are in transition. But they don’t know when this transition will finish and they realize that if they want to keep their audience they need to come up with something that is fun and clever.

What Can it Be?

My 12 year old daughter suggested that we come up with a contest because people love contests. Specifically she recommended that the goal was for people to submit their best answers to the intentionally incomplete sentence:

Now that it is fall I can finally…(fill in the blank).

The Bros Do Their Entries

Stamas Bro Aristotle came up with the fill in the blank of “…Now I can finally start to put this crazy year behind me.” Stamas Bro Homer presented “…Now I can finally run for mayor if no one else wants to.”

What is your entry?!

Stamas Bros Ride Bikes

In this post we are going to discover that the Stamas Bros can do a lot more than just ride bikes. But in the meantime, if you look very closely at the photo above of the woman’s face on the wall, next peer downward. Viola! You will see the Stamas Bros’ bikes. This photography was taken just after the Stamas Bros entered a nearby eatery.

So until they return, we can talk a bit about why the bikes and what is their long term plan? The Stamas Bros have decided to do a bike ride across the country and publish the sights they see. Does this sound appealing to you? Is this the kind of Stamas Bros entertainment you’d be down for?

Or, would you rather see the Stamas Bros continue this new season with Stamas Bro Aristotle and Stamas Bro Homer both living on opposites sides of the USA: Homer being in New York and Aristotle in California? Please let us know what you think. We value your input. Okay, now to make it official, the promise to show you that the Stamas Bros do a lot more than just ride bikes. Stamas Bro Aristotle can play the guitar and Stamas Bro Homer can ride a unicycle while juggling.

Shedding Light on the Masked Man

“…A boat pulling into a Bro-esque harbor”

The fans of the Stamas Bros have been contacting us saying they don’t understand the the post before last that Stamas Bro Aristotle did called “Who is that masked man? They wonder what it means and why was it done? Thankfully, I, as the “go between” for the bros, was able to get this statement from Stamas Bro Homer explaining what his brother was trying to say.

“Stamas Bro Aristotle was doing what is known as breaking the 4th wall. This is when a story emerges outside of the confines of circumstance and expectation into something that for the reader is like jumping outside of the box.”

So now that this box jumping has happened once, can it at some later date be safely experienced by the fans? Our answer to this is that we don’t know. There were some incidents that happened when Stamas Bro Aristotle showed us that things were not as they appeared. He is quoted as saying:

“The last thrillisode, or more precisely, Bro-isode, was my attempt to show the fans that my brother and I as the Stamas Bros are more than just a “Monty Python Wanna Be Comedic Nightmare.” We’re not out there trying to be “Something Completely Different.” We are who we are and I felt it was important to whip the curtain back to reveal that there are two Wizard of Oz-es who are pulling the strings. Think of us as a ship pulling into a Bro-esque harbor”

Imagine me, as a Stamas Bro Scribe, responding to Stamas Bro Aristotle’s statement with my mouth wide open and saying, as Tucker Carlson does:

“Thank you for that.”

(Please note that the bros watch to Rachel Maddow too)

Stamas Bros are Back

Yes, one of the Stamas Bros has made a video, but more importantly, will the Bros still be in pursuit of giggles?

Help to Pursue Your Dream

The Stamas Bros are back and better than ever. In fact, Stamas Bro Homer has made a video and Stamas Bro Aristotle has given it a thumbs up. Depending on what date it is today, the video may or not be still up when you click here. Regardless, the making of the video shows that the bros are continuing in a manner that has to do with sharing what they know. There is nothing more gratifying than to be able to help someone else, with pursuing their dream.

What Does the Future Hold?

There are some discussions that the Stamas Bros have been having. We can’t mention it here yet because even the bros themselves don’t know if they are going to actually do what they are considering doing.

To Be Funny or Not to Be Funny

If you are a Stamas Bros fan or have read this blog before, you have probably noticed by now that this post is not funny. That’s one of the aspects the Stamas Bros are looking at right now. What will the future of the Stamas Bros blog be, and will it, in the future, bring about a chuckle?

Where Have the Stamas Bros Gone?

In Search of the Stamas Bros

We are in search of the Stamas Bros. We do not know where they have gone. Last we know of any communication from them, was a month ago with the package. But then they vanished and the only clue as to where they have gone was a photo of a green lit club as seen above.

What Does Green Mean in this Instance?

Those who have been analyzing the case believe that the color green is somehow linked to their location. We are hoping that by publishing this file that those of you out there might have some ideas as to what the picture means.

A Reward

There is a reward for the person who provides the most useful clues as to where the bros of gone. Until next time, at least for the moment, we have lost track of Homer and Aristotle.