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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Meandering Stream of Molasses

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Trump administration stonewalling of any and all Congressional inquiries​, Trump’s latest financial disclosures, and the rash of new anti-abortion laws across the country. Oh, and Ivan raves about a movie he saw.

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Recorded 2019-05-18
Length this week – 1:30:37

  • (0:01:06-0:51:59) Round One
    • Ivan: Ivan Movie: Apollo 11 (2019)
    • Sam: Trump obstruction
  • (0:53:08-1:30:16) Round Two
    • Ivan: Trump’s financial disclosure
    • Sam: New abortion laws

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: Better Than Coil

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed and Bruce join Sam to cover a wide variety of topics. Election 2020 updates. Discussions on Syria and Iran. Some thoughts on populists and on nuclear power. And finally economic stats and machine learning. We’ve got about everything this week!

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Recorded 2019-05-10
Length this week – 2:14:34

  • (0:00:20-0:36:43) Intro
    • Agenda
    • Democratic Nomination
    • Election Graphs Update
  • (0:38:04-1:08:56) Round One
    • Ed: Civilian Casualties in Syria
    • Bruce: Iran escalation
  • (1:09:36-1:35:42) Round Two
    • Ed: Populists and why they get elected and want recounts
    • Bruce: Three Mile Island closing
  • (1:36:58-2:14:13) Round Three
    • Ed: Income and Employment
    • Bruce: Machine Learning everywhere

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: Pure and Good

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam cover four topics: The 1965 movie Doctor Zhivago, the idea of sending migrants to sanctuary cities, the Mueller/Barr conflicts, and Venezuela. And at the start, Ivan sings! Enjoy!

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Recorded 2019-05-03
Length this week – 1:16:51

  • (0:00:00-0:01:21) Jenny
  • (0:01:21-0:02:44) Agenda
  • (0:02:44-0:17:46) Ivan: Sam Movie: Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • (0:17:46-0:29:55) Sam: Illegals to sanctuary cities
  • (0:29:55-0:56:03) Ivan: Mueller and Barr
  • (0:56:03-1:13:19) Sam: Venezuela
  • (1:13:19-1:16:51) 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: There’s Everybody!

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan go lightning round style again. This time they cover Joe Biden’s launch, the hollowing out of DHS, Trump’s efforts to resist congressional investigations, the question of if the women running for president (specifically Harris and Warren) are getting enough attention, the failure of the Galaxy Fold, some feedback on previous Assange comments, and finally spam, of both the phone and email varieties.

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Recorded 2019-04-26
Length this week – 2:06:20

  • (0:01:48-1:15:40) Lighting Round #1
    • Ivan: Joe Biden
    • Sam: Clearing out DHS
    • Ivan: Trump resisting investigations
    • Sam: Shortchanging the women running for president?
  • (1:17:00-2:06:00) Lightning Round #2
    • Ivan: The Galaxy Fold
    • Sam: Feedback on Assange
    • Ivan: Random foreign calls
    • Sam: Creative spam

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: Hitch a Star

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about, what else… the Mueller Report. They cover the collusion bits, they cover the obstruction bits, they talk a bit about the differences between the actual report and Barr’s letter a few weeks ago, and of course,​ they talk about the potential political fallout. Oh, and Sam talks about universal time, and Ivan reviews a movie. Full show.

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Recorded 2019-04-20
Length this week – 2:30:34

  • (0:00:40-0:19:34) But First
  • (0:21:35-0:40:59) What We Know
  • (0:42:03-1:07:26) Mueller Report Collusion
  • (1:09:33-1:52:06) Mueller Report Obstruction
  • (1:53:49-2:30:13) Political Fallout

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: Penguins Taking Flight

This Week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan cover Mayor Pete, Avenatti, Assange, Brexit, accusations that Obama spied on Trump’s campaign, the Democrats not being aggressive enough on investigations, bad sleep habits, and a book Sam read. Oh, and Alex contributes a song.

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Recorded 2019-04-12
Length this week – 1:37:55

  • (0:03:00-0:06:56) Intro
    • The nature of lightning
  • (0:08:00-0:50:08) Lightning 1
    • Ivan: Sleep
    • Sam: Mayor Pete
    • Ivan: Brexit
    • Sam: Avenatti
  • (0:51:51-1:37:34) Lightning 2
    • Ivan: Assange
    • Sam: Book: The Bull from the Sea (1962)
    • Ivan: Spying on Trump?
    • Sam: Dems being weak

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: It’s a Monkey, OK?

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner to make up for last week’s one topic show, Ivan and Sam do an all lightning round show. 12 topics total for the show. These include a Trump/Russia update, because, well, how could we not. But also a bit on Sam’s dogs, the “border emergency”, Joe Biden’s issues with being too touchy, Brexit, nuclear power, and six other exciting things!

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Recorded 2019-04-06
Length this week – 2:16:52

  • (0:00:20-0:42:00) Lightning Round 1
    • Sam: Sam’s Dogs
    • Ivan: Herman Cain
    • Sam: Border Emergency
    • Ivan: Nuclear Power
  • (0:44:38-1:36:10) Lightning Round 2
    • Sam: Brexit
    • Ivan: Trump/Russia Update
    • Sam: Trump Taxes
    • Ivan: Mar-A-Lago spy arrest
  • (1:36:47-2:16:31) Lightning Round 3
    • Sam: Folding Phones
    • Ivan: 5Ge
    • Sam: Touchy Biden
    • Ivan: Trumpcare

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.

Curmudegon’s​ Corner: Driven Snow

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan spend almost the whole show on discussing Trump/Russia, the end of the Mueller investigation, the Barr summary of the Mueller report, and the potential political fallout of all of the above. Before that, a quick recap on everybody catching the flu. Which was fun.

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Recorded 2019-03-28
Length this week – 1:59:15

  • (0:00:20-0:11:45) But first
  • (0:13:45-0:41:07) What we know
  • (0:42:50-1:26:38) Barr summary
  • (1:27:23-1:58:53) Political fallout

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: Live from Seattle

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam, Ivan, Jenn, and Brandy meet in person after the Seattle meetup to discuss how people suck, including the people in the college admissions scandal, and the people running for President, and many others. Basically, people suck. Plus a little on travel, and the Seattle meetup itself. And a movie review. Even a bit on circumcision​. A packed show. If you missed the meetup, listening to the show is the next best thing.

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Recorded 2019-03-21
Length this week – 2:06:01

  • (0:01:12-0:27:39) But First
    • Agenda
    • Seattle Meetup
    • Space Needle
    • Ivan’s Flight
    • Ivan on Seattle
    • Sam Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • (0:28:18-1:02:52) People Who Suck
    • Plant Killers
    • Tucker Carlson
    • Rep Omar Poster Maker
    • Christchurch Terrorist
    • Chelsea Clinton Accoster
    • Donald Trump
  • (1:03:32-1:29:23) College Admissions Scandal
    • What was done
    • Income inequality
    • The social status of schools
    • Grade inflation
    • Gifted children crashing
    • Helicopter parents
  • (1:30:43-2:05:41) Election 2020
    • 20/20
    • Andrew Yang
    • Biden and Sanders
    • Beto O’Rourke
    • Kirsten Gillibrand
    • Donald 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: The Ratchet Effect

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about all things Manafort, Pelosi’s comments on impeachment, and the problems with the Boeing 737 Max. Also, Ivan talks about some online dating statistics and a movie he watched, while Sam gives one last reminder about the Seattle meetup.

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Recorded 2019-03-14
Length this week – 1:49:58

  • (0:01:50-0:12:45) But First
  • (0:13:24-0:46:30) All Things Manafort
  • (0:49:46-1:15:00) Pelosi on Impeachment
  • (1:16:10-1:49:38) Boeing 737 Max

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.