Kids Explain Easter

“The Easter Bunny is a bunny, but that one’s just a girl.”

Circle Jerking is a Painstaking Process

Quality beef jerky available anywhere you can find John Longton.

Fashion Friday: The Capital Region’s Best Dressed This Week

Rounding up the local looks of the week right here on Two Buttons Deep.

What’s Your Favorite Old School Restaurant in Upstate NY?

We’re seeking locations to shoot for season 2 of Upstate Old School

Ten Questions Deep with Maria Perreca Papa

Perreca’s Bakery has a 105-year history of baking the best bread not only in the Capital Region, but maybe in the entire world.

The Bachelor’s Chop – Sausage Party

A good old fashioned sausage party. Mmmm.

Ale House Wing Roulette

We have hot wings mixed with the Capital Region’s hottest wings, and there’s only one way to decipher which is which…

I’m Declaring Our Golden Age of Country Music DEAD

Tragically, it has become what the haters have been saying for so long: IT’S ALL THE SAME.

The Jack or John Show – Oh Say Can You See Us Now?

The Jack or John show documents stories from the ups and downs of two young men living their best life in the Capital Region.

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2BD’s First Video Was Released Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago we released our first real video as Two Buttons Deep. We dabbled in some odd bits before this and did some political things until we really straightened out what we were trying to do with this thing: highlight all stuff worth talking about in Upstate NY.

With that in mind, we set out to Dyngus Day at The HIll at Muza here in Troy, the host of the fastest growing Dyngus Day in America, however that is measured.

But alas, we went into the event with our now-signature MO of showing up, going a few buttons deep, and capturing it on film. Aka we ask for forgiveness, not permission. We don’t want any special treatment or planned interviews, we capture events exactly as they are and provide you with the raw experience for better or worse. Two years, 25,000 followers and over 300 videos later, I’d say the formula has worked out for us so far.

Button by button. Thank you to all who watch and support our content!!


Circle Jerking is a Painstaking Process


Recently I made another batch of my world famous Circle Jerk and I let a camera crew tag along. It’s hard to explain what goes into the process when I’m cranking out my meat. So instead of telling you I have video evidence.

I started jerking on a large scale about a year and a half ago and I whole heartedly believe that I have the best product out there. It’s a three-day 20-plus hour process that requires precision and a BAC of .09. If one of those numbers are off then the outcome goes to shit.

I dare you to try what I’m slinging. Like the ad says on my podcast you can find me on street corners, local watering holes and on the Two Buttons Deep booze cruise in 2 weeks. I will give a free sample to anyone who uses the code “John” to get their Booze Cruise ticket. 

Ten Questions Deep with Maria Perreca Papa

Like I’ve said before, I always get just a touch nervous before shooting a new episode of 10QD. I’m prepping, hoping my questions (and my hair/outfit combo) are on point, and most of all, praying I have a stellar guest lined up who will carry the show for me if all of the prior things fail.

But, as soon as I walked in the front door of More Perreca’s in Schenectady, I didn’t even have time to say, “Salut!” before all of those worries disappeared.

“I can’t believe you picked ME to interview,” Maria Papa said. She did her homework on 2BD and immediately started talking about how we are so cool and hip, which I  appreciated because we are definitely cool and hip. But what she didn’t understand is that she, too, is cool and hip. Perreca’s has a 105-year history of baking the most amazing bread in the Capital Region, and perhaps the most amazing bread in the entire world. What could be cooler than that? She was so truly, honestly excited to be a guest on Ten Questions Deep and share the Perreca’s story (and lots of bread and treats) with our entire crew and it shows in this latest episode of the show.

It’s been so amazing being able to interview complete and total girl bosses on 10QD. Maria is as energetic and passionate as she is down to earth, and the warmth you feel not only from their coal-fired oven, but from the entire atmosphere inside the restaurant and bakery, is enough to make you feel as cozy as a dish of grandma-style chicken parm.

Check out the latest episode of Ten Questions Deep sponsored by Crossgates Mall, and keep an eye out for more stuff worth talking about right here on 2BD. (PS: shout to the lovely Alex Cook at Alexandria’s Beauty Salon who made me look like a 2019 version of Carmela Soprano with this hair look to match my ZARA threads).


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