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July 2018

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Goaty Little Hooves

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, a break from politics and the news. Sam is joined by his wife Brandy and son Alex (with a cameo by daughter Amy) to discuss a few highlights of the start of their road trip from the Philadelphia area to the Seattle area. The hijinks include Sam donating their luggage to charity, Sam shoplifting, fleeing a really bad hotel, and more…

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Show Details:

Recorded 2018-07-27
Length this week – 0:58:38

  • (0:00:20-0:01:56) Intro
  • (0:03:56-0:20:40) Day 1: Donated Bag, Stealing from Wawa
  • (0:22:23-0:43:35) Day 2: Abandoned Turnpike, Bad Hotel
  • (0:44:44-0:52:17) Day 3: Safari Park
  • (0:52:56-0:58:17) Outro


The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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Dirt Road Detour

Alex didn’t want to go to Crystal Lake Cave, and he didn’t want to go see the world’s largest popcorn ball, so that left the “fun thing of the day” an earlier detour we took when US-20 was closed for a stretch, then the next turn the GPS told us to take was closed too, and later a third road was closed too. So we spent an hour or so (at least) on back roads in rural northwestern Illinois. A good portion of those roads were dirt roads!

Alex verdict: Whatever I was doing there?

Brandy verdict: It was funny and a little scary.

Sam verdict: I love dirt roads. YEE HAW!!