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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Candy Stones

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan start by arguing about live views from the International Space Station. Then they move on to everybody’s feelings in isolation and Sam’s broken hand before moving on to actual real news about the pandemic this week. Then some talk about Biden, Trump, and Amash. And if you stay for the very end, you’ll find the resolution to the argument the show began with. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2020-05-02
Length this week – 2:06:23

  • (0:00:01-0:08:39) ISS HDEV Argument
  • (0:09:03-0:36:36) Isolation Update
  • (0:38:38-1:20:26) Pandemic News
  • (1:22:14-2:03:13) Election 2020
  • (2:03:33-2:06:23) ISS HDEV Answer

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

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Slower than the Rise

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan again spend most of the show on pandemic related developments. But before that, they discuss buying a MacBook Air, and a movie Sam watched about a couple of frogs. After exhausting the pandemic topic, they talk a little bit about Election 2020 polling.

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Recorded 2020-04-25
Length this week – 2:06:06

  • (0:00:01-0:31:35) But First
  • (0:32:51-1:39:43) Pandemic
  • (1:40:20-2:05:35) Election 2020

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: Hedge Mage

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest pandemic developments, including the psychological toll of staying at home, and the proposals for loosening restrictions. Then a short interlude on MacBooks, iPads, and a review of an old movie. Finally, some discussion of Biden’s veepstakes.

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Recorded 2020-04-18
Length this week – 1:55:39

  • (0:01:03-0:57:25) Pandemic
  • (0:58:10-1:19:39) But Middle
  • (1:20:16-1:55:19) Veepstakes

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: Like a Snowflake

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss Sanders dropping out of the presidential race, sexual assault allegations against Biden, and possible positive developments on the pandemic front. But first, a little about cooking, cleaning, and Ewoks. And somewhere along the way, just a bit about a new use of computer image recognition that will undoubtedly take over the world.

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Recorded 2020-04-11
Length this week – 1:55:26

  • (0:02:25-0:35:52) But First
  • (0:37:08-1:19:00) Election 2020
  • (1:20:21-1:55:06) Pandemic

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: Wide and Foolish

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan try to get their minds off all the bad news by taking a stupid internet quiz and talking about the results. But then they do get down to the pandemic. No detailed updates of this week’s badness though. Instead, they spend a while talking about some counterfactual scenarios on how this might have played out under a different president. Then they talk about the psychological toll this is taking on the whole world, and how it will end up defining a generation.

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Recorded 2020-04-04
Length this week – 1:31:12

  • (0:00:21-0:28:11) But First
  • (0:28:51-1:00:27) Counterfactuals
  • (1:01:48-1:30:51) Psychological Toll

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: This Bopping

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about, well, yes, the pandemic again. But this time they at least organize it into a few segments. Namely, the current state of the pandemic itself, the stimulus package passed by Congress, and the politics of the pandemic. And before that, they do talk just a little bit about Ivan’s new Playstation, and Sam’s new kidney stone. So yay!

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Recorded 2020-03-28
Length this week – 2:26:45

  • (0:00:20-0:23:26) But First
  • (0:27:30-1:14:46) State of the Pandemic
  • (1:15:50-1:44:13) Stimulus Package
  • (1:45:30-2:26:23) Pandemic Politics

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: That’s Not A Face

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, there is only one topic. Of course it is the global COVID-19 pandemic. How could it be anything else? Stay safe everyone.

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Recorded 2020-03-21
Length this week – 1:54:42

  • (0:01:13-1:54:21) Pandemic

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: Episode of the Beast

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the only thing there is to talk about, the coronavirus pandemic. Oh yeah, and the campaign for the Democratic nomination. But absent some huge surprise, that is basically over.

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Recorded 2020-03-14
Length this week – 1:45:23

  • (00:01:13-1:09:51) Coronavirus Pandemic
  • (1:11:12-1:45:01) Election 2020

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: Tip of Lips

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the Democratic nomination race in the wake of South Carolina and Super Tuesday. They also once again dive into the continued impact of the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. But first, Sam watched an old Charlie Brown cartoon, and Sam and Ivan both discuss a variety of times they or their family members have taken big falls! So there ya go.

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Recorded 2020-03-07
Length this week – 2:20:14

  • (0:00:21-0:30:17) But First
  • (0:31:21-1:19:38) Election 2020
  • (1:22:20-2:19:54) Coronavirus

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: Abundance of Caution

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topics are everything related to the Coronavirus and the Democratic nomination race. But first, they talk a little about leap day, how they and their kids deal with homework and school and other things, and even a little about Star Wars.

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Recorded 2020-02-29
Length this week – 2:21:03

  • (0:00:20-0:28:22) But First
  • (0:30:05-1:26:23) Coronavirus
  • (1:27:00-2:20:43) Election 2020

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.