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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Three Brown Sheep

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Brandy joins Sam, and they get a bit carried away with an almost three-hour show. Oops. Maybe consider it three separate shows and take it in bits. First, they talk about the latest Turkey/Syria developments. Second, a review of this week’s Trump scandal news. And finally, a review of the Democratic primary race in the wake of the fourth debate.

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Recorded 2019-10-19
Length this week – 2:48:43

  • (0:01:32-0:36:16) Turkey and Syria
  • (0:38:51-1:32:17) Trump Scandals
  • (1:33:26-2:48:13) Democratic Primary

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Wrestling Pigs

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about new iPhones, the ethics of donations from bad people, Brexit, Trump’s aborted meeting with the Taliban at Camp David, and then, of course, the 3rd Democratic debate. Fun stuff!

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Recorded 2019-09-14
Length this week – 2:06:48

  • (0:00:20-0:30:54) Random Stuff
    • New iPhones
    • Donations from bad people
  • (0:34:28-1:02:29) International Stuff
    • Brexit again
    • Trump’s Taliban initiative
  • (1:03:05-2:06:27) Presidential Stuff
    • VPs of popular presidents running for president
    • Yang’s $1000 a month contest
    • The 3rd Democratic debate

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: Internal Analysis

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s topics include Biden’s gaffes, the recent recession talk, Brexit, more impeachable offenses from Trump, immigration, and more. A nice variety this week. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2019-08-31
Length this week – 1:52:38

  • (0:01:25-0:14:40) Ivan: His week
  • (0:15:43-0:26:38)Sam: Ivan book: The Chicken Runs at Midnight (2018)
  • (0:27:47-0:40:38) Ivan: Biden gaffes
  • (0:42:47-0:54:36) Sam: Economy
  • (0:55:12-1:06:00) Ivan: Brexit
  • (1:07:16-1:20:14) Sam: What if the Republicans dump Trump?
  • (1:20:54-1:36:10) Ivan: Immigration
  • (1:37:31-1:52:17) Sam: More impeachable offenses

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

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

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Clippy 2020

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan cover ten separate topics for about ten minutes each, including recent developments in several countries, a 1940’s era movie Sam watched, the Congressional impeachment investigations, Joe Biden’s latest gaffes, the Epstein suicide, and much more. Tune in for a very full show!

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Recorded 2019-08-17
Length this week – 1:59:02

  • (0:01:49-0:13:44) Ivan: Feedback
  • (0:15:30-0:24:36) Sam: Sam Movie: Double Indemnity (1944)
  • (0:25:56-0:36:57) Ivan: Epstein Suicide
  • (0:37:34-0:48:29) Sam: Impeachment Investigations
  • (0:49:45-0:59:19) Ivan: Steve King Comments
  • (1:00:04-1:09:00) Sam: Sam Book: The Ideas Industry (2017)
  • (1:10:10-1:20:32) Ivan: Biden Gaffes
  • (1:22:33-1:32:54) Sam: Election Graphs: Blue Texas
  • (1:34:37-1:44:49) Ivan: Argentina / Hong Kong / Moscow
  • (1:45:53-1:58:41) Sam: Greenland

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 Mere Fact

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to discuss racism in America. Then, of course, Sam wants to talk about the Democratic debates and the Presidential race.

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Recorded 2019-08-03
Length this week – 1:55:44

  • (0:00:20-0:45:59) Ed: Racism in America
  • (0:37:56-1:28:30) Sam: Democratic Debate

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

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

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Danger to the World

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the Iran situation, Cybersecurity, Joe Biden, and how Sam reacquired live television. Enjoy the show!

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Recorded 2019-06-21
Length this week – 1:55:31

  • (0:04:52-0:56:30) Round 1
    • Ivan: Iran Situation
    • Sam: Live TV
  • (0:57:51-1:55:10) Round 2
    • Ivan: Cybersecurity
    • Sam: Joe Biden

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

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

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: March of Icons

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest “Infrastructure Week”, the arguments on impeachment hearings, and Biden’s “unity” posture. They also talk about​ trade wars, the economy, and Bill and Hillary’s visit to Seattle. On the non-political front, a little bit on scheduling meetings across time zones, and a horrible scam about a bogus bleach cure that has been going around.

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Recorded 2019-05-23
Length this week – 2:14:44

  • (0:01:00-0:35:25) Round 1:
    • Sam: Meetings Across Time Zones
    • Ivan: Infrastructure Week
  • (0:37:08-1:11:51) Round 2:
    • Sam: Impeachment
    • Ivan: Bogus Bleach Cure
  • (1:13:36-1:38:46) Round 3:
    • Sam: Biden “Unity”
    • Ivan: Abortion
  • (1:40:02-2:12:24) Round 4:
    • Sam: Trade Wars and Economy
    • Ivan: Bill and Hillary

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: 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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

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: 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.