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June 2024

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Being Normal

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk presidential transition and pandemic, along with a bit about how Americans interact with death. On the transition, the main theme is the Texas SCOTUS case that altogether predictably failed, along with all the drama surrounding that effort. On the pandemic, along with the usual stats update, discussion of people congregating for the holidays, the potential impact of the new vaccines, and some thoughts on how Biden will handle things compared to Trump. And that is that.

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Show Details:

Recorded 2020-12-12
Length this week – 1:46:01

  • (0:00:22-0:23:51) Miscellany
    • Agenda
    • Year-end shows coming soon!
    • Interactions with death
  • (0:24:41-1:16:20) Presidential Transition
    • Texas vs Everyone
    • Election 1876 and Election 2000
    • Transactional Trump
    • Trump true believers and political violence
    • Electoral College shenanigans
    • What remains for Trump?
    • 2016 denial vs 2020 denial
    • Polarization
  • (1:17:37-1:45:40) Pandemic
    • Stats update
    • People congregating
    • Vaccine
    • Ivan sets a bad example
    • Vaccines
    • Biden vs Trump policies
    • Sam health update
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: Smokes and Ladders

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Ladders / Google / Tumblr
  • Apple Taxes
  • Jury Duty / Proportionality / Planes

Recorded on 21 May 2013

Length this week – 1:01:22

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Printing a Refrigerator

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Sarah Palin Movie
  • GOP Race
  • Recent Deaths
  • SuperCoin
  • Debt Limit
  • Google+
  • Netflix

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