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Where did Curmudgeon’s Corner Go?

If you are a person that has looked to the abulsme.com blog for announcements when the new episodes of the Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast comes out, you may have, well, not seen any the last two weeks. Apologies for not putting an announcement here sooner, but well, CC has moved. For the longest time, the Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast has “lived on” abulsme.com. Blog posts announcing episodes were here, the actual podcast episodes were hosted here, and the XML feed files for the podcast were here too.

I have finally gotten around to doing something I have wanted to do for many years, which is set Curmudgeon’s Corner up with a domain of its own.

You will find the latest episodes of Curmudgeon’s Corner, and all the historical archives at curmudgeons-corner.com.

Some of the technical stuff behind the podcast is still linked to abulsme.com, but I’ll be disentangling that over the next few weeks / months. But from a listener’s perspective, that is the podcast’s home now.

Of course, nobody has to go to the website. Most people will find, listen to, and subscribe to the podcast using a podcast player on their phone or computer. You can still find the podcast there the same way you always have.

And I’m making sure the Curmudgeon’s Corner Facebook page still gets an announcement when there are new episodes.

And I’m tweeting out episode announcements when they come out too.

But this abulsme.com blog will stop posting podcast episodes every week. That had become almost everything posted here lately, with a few exceptions a year. Maybe I’ll figure out something new to do with the blog. Or something old. Dunno. We shall see.

In the mean time, for the podcast, head to one of those other places.

Thanks!

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Said By Hand

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam goes solo. Mostly. He discusses the big Texas abortion case at SCOTUS and the implications thereof. He discusses the pandemic, especially the latest on masks. Round it out with a bit on Afghanistan, a little on Hurricane Ida, a bit on a movie, and just a smidge about CPAPs, and you have a show!

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Recorded 2021-09-04

Length this week – 1:37:16

  • (0:00:22-0:13:51) Segment the First
    • Agenda
    • CPAP recall
    • Sam Movie: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
  • (0:15:50-0:45:01) Segment the Second
    • Canine cohost?
    • SCOTUS and Texas
    • Democrats vs Republicans using power
    • Doom and gloom or backlash coming?
  • (0:46:06-1:03:40) Segment the Third
    • Mask quality
    • New mask effectiveness study
    • Tragedy of the commons
  • (1:04:41-1:36:55) Segment the Fourth
    • Vaccine population effects
    • More on masks
    • Afghanistan
    • Hurricane Ida
    • Proactive vs reactive
    • Stuff at the end

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)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Big Purple Guy

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan once again concentrate on Afghanistan and the pandemic. On Afghanistan, everything from the aftermath of the bombing at the airport, to the political implications for Joe Biden. On pandemic, a bit on horse dewormers, ventilation, and mask quality. But first, Sam reviews a book, and Ivan shares some news.

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Recorded 2021-08-27

Length this week – 1:49:31

  • (0:00:01-0:03:39) Cold Open
  • (0:04:02-0:39:32) But First
    • Agenda
    • Ivan news
    • Sam Book: Grimus (1975)
  • (0:40:33-1:08:00) Afghanistan
    • Bombing aftermath
    • Biden’s performance
    • Political implications
    • Could it have been done better?
  • (1:08:46-1:49:10) Pandemic
    • Statistics and trends
    • Horse dewormers
    • Ventilation
    • Mask quality
    • Stuff at the end

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Secret Formula

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam’s main topics are Afghanistan and the Pandemic. Would you expect anything else? But Ivan also talks about his car, Sam talks about a book, and, oh yeah, Ivan talks about prepping for a medical procedure and being sick with a virus that is not Covid! Enjoy the show!

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Recorded 2021-08-21

Length this week – 1:54:18

  • (0:00:22-0:27:46) But First
    • Agenda
    • Ivan: Colonoscopy prep!
    • Ivan: Car update
    • Sam: Book: Call of the Wild (1903)
  • (0:28:46-1:03:03) Afghanistan
    • Collapse
    • Evacuations
    • Taliban 2.0?
    • Resistance to refugees
    • Kobayashi Maru
  • (1:05:04-1:53:55) Pandemic
    • Stats
    • Florida
    • Hospitals
    • Schools
    • Mandates
    • Closing

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Buy A Farm

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Pandemic, Afghanistan, Infrastructure, Voter Rights Legislation, and the Census/Redistricting for their serious topics. On the lighter side, they engage in some chatter about school drop offs and a movie. This was recorded before the fall of Kabul though, so you’ll have to wait until next week for any discussion specifically on that.

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Recorded 2021-08-14

Length this week – 1:55:12

  • (0:00:01-0:02:27) Sam from the Future
  • (0:02:51-0:31:12) But First
    • Agenda
    • Ivan: School Drop Offs
    • Sam: Movie: High Noon (1952)
  • (0:32:19-1:08:27) Segment One
    • Pandemic
    • Afghanistan
  • (1:10:13-1:54:51) Segment Two
    • Infrastructure
    • Voter rights bills
    • Census/Redistricting
    • Listener Question
    • Stuff at the End

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Linguistic Revelations

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the pandemic and Andrew Cuomo. But they also talk about Brandy’s run, old wine, and the possibility of drinking emoluments. A nice little show. Tune in!

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Recorded 2021-08-06

Length this week – 1:47:33

  • (0:00:23-0:36:28) But First
    • Agenda
    • Brandy’s run
    • Old wine
    • Drinking emoluments
  • (0:37:29-1:22:49) Pandemic
    • Current stats
    • Anti-vaxxer reversals
    • DeSantis
    • Rules against mask rules
    • Permanent changes
    • The under 12s
  • (1:24:51-1:46:18) Andrew Cuomo
    • The situation
    • Republican comparison
    • Due process
    • Brother Chris
    • The end stuff

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: All The Time In The World

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, two shows in one! Sort of! First off, since Ivan couldn’t make it, Sam essentially does a full length solo show. He discusses Covid stuff, Trump stuff, and Congress stuff. All the usual sort of news stuff. But then, since when he found out there was an opening, Sam’s son Alex immediately volunteered, there is also a second half of the show, where Sam and Alex discuss, what else, Alex’s YouTube channel, video games, and “Why Daddy is stupid.” So yeah. Stay tuned after the first few segments for the bonus Alex segments!

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Recorded 2021-07-31

Length this week – 2:58:55

  • (0:00:01-0:01:52) Cold Open
  • (0:02:15-0:05:45) Agenda
  • (0:06:17-0:35:34) Sam: Covid Stuff
  • (0:38:09-1:03:17) Sam: Trump Stuff
  • (1:03:54-1:41:55) Sam: Congress Stuff
  • (1:43:02-2:10:04) Alex: ALeXMXeLA
  • (2:11:48-2:36:28) Alex: Video Games
  • (2:38:29-2:58:34) Alex: Why Daddy Is Stupid

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Problem We’ve Got

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s corner the main topic, as it so often has been over the last year and a half, is the pandemic. Current trends, how to encourage more vaccination, all that sort of thing. But there are a lot of smaller topics too. Everything from nick names to infrastructure week (again) to how some MAGA folks think they will get Trump back well before Election 2024 to various other things in between. Have fun!

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Recorded 2021-07-23

Length this week – 1:53:58

  • (0:00:01-0:01:46) Cold Open
  • (0:02:09-0:36:08) But First
    • Names
    • Agenda
    • Rich people
    • Campaign signs
  • (0:37:55-1:08:57) Pandemic
    • Worldwide stats
    • The unvaccinated
    • Vaccine mandates
    • Combating hesitancy
    • US numbers
  • (1:09:42-1:53:36) Lighting
    • Ivan: Cuba
    • Sam: Barrack indictment
    • Ivan: Infrastructure week
    • Sam: Reinstating Trump?

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Low Midnight

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the surge of Trump stories this week from the various new books coming out, and the Guardian reporting on leaked Kremlin documents. Then they discuss billionaires in space. Which of them are doing what and why? But before that, Ivan is involved in a rescue, and Sam talks about a book.

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Recorded 2021-07-16

Length this week – 1:52:11

  • (0:00:01-0:03:45) Cold Open
  • (0:04:10-0:38:56) But First
    • Flashing beeping agenda
    • Manu for Inclusion 5k
    • Ivan finds a cop
    • Sam Book with Alex: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
  • (0:39:42-1:12:05) Trump Stuff
    • Kremlin docs
    • Anti-coup precautions
    • Reaction to 6-Jan
    • Attention
  • (1:13:26-1:51:50) Space billionaires
    • Flight costs
    • Comparisons
    • What’s the plan?
    • What’s really new?
    • Risks
    • End stuff

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Also Sticky

On This week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the pandemic, a brief dip into Afghanistan and Haiti, and a check in on a few politics issues. But first, they have a wide ranging segment on everything from how Facebook moderates groups, to electric car charging infrastructure, to Disney eliminating covid restrictions, to Twitter avatars, to EPIRBs. And more!

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Recorded 2021-07-09

Length this week – 2:13:24

  • (0:00:01-0:03:02) Cold Open
  • (0:03:26-0:39:23) But First
    • 217 is not interesting
    • Agenda
    • Sam’s new avatar
    • Ivan does TikTok
    • Facebook group moderation
    • Disney COVID precautions
    • Electric car charging
    • Almost running out of gas
    • EPIRBs
  • (0:40:01-1:07:08) Pandemic
    • Current numbers
    • Vaccinations work
    • Booster shots and variants
    • Worldwide trends
  • (1:10:28-1:34:26) International
    • Afghanistan
    • Haiti
  • (1:35:16-2:13:03) Politics
    • Trump lawsuit
    • Trump indictments
    • NYC ranked choice voting
    • Stuff at the end

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.