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June 2024

Curmudgeon’s Corner: In Polite Company

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam are all over the place. Topics include scandals in the Catholic Church, racists being unleashed by Trump, a new patron, some movies Sam watched, a look back at the financial crisis 10 years later, Ivan’s new computer, an update on the kids separated at the border, and lots more!

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Show Details:

Recorded 2018-09-14
Length this week – 2:05:07

  • (0:01:24-0:44:56) But First
    • Agenda
    • New patron Bruce!
    • New iTunes reviews
    • Ivan’s new computer
    • Movie: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
    • Movie: The Pink Panther (1963)
  • (0:45:35-1:23:09) Lightning One
    • Ivan: Trillion dollar deficit
    • Sam: Pope scandal
    • Ivan: Financial crisis 10 years later
    • Sam: Status of NAFTA
  • (1:23:48-2:04:47) Lightning 2
    • Hurricanes
    • Manafort plea?
    • Racists unleashed
    • Separated kids update


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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: 2015 Predictions Review

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan hold themselves accountable by going back and reviewing the predictions we made for 2015. What did we get right? What did we get wrong? Are our predictions any better than the flip of a coin? This week, you’ll find out!

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Recorded 2016-01-07

Length this week – 1:53:48

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Show Details:

  • (0:00:50-0:03:57) Intro
    • Agenda
    • Ivan doesn’t listen
  • (0:04:46-0:39:28) Politics
    • Election 2016
    • Congressional Velocity
    • Presidential Vetoes
    • Executive Actions
    • Big Issues
    • Impeachment
  • (0:40:27-0:50:43) Economy
    • Politics Results
    • Meta Prediction
    • Dow Jones
    • Fed Interest Rates
    • GDP
    • Oil
    • Ruble
    • Housing
    • Bitcoin
  • (0:51:22-1:06:08) Technology
    • Economy Results
    • The Squirrels Ate Mommy’s Golden Car
    • Apple
    • Tablets
    • iOS vs Android
    • Microsoft
  • (1:07:24-1:24:42) International
    • Economy Results Correction
    • Technology Results
    • What a Difference a Year Makes
    • Country Predictions
    • Big Global Crisis Spots
    • Ebola
    • Terror Attacks
  • (1:26:02-1:37:37) Hodgepodge
    • International Results
    • Deaths and First Contact
    • Climate
    • Totaling Things
    • Cyberattacks
    • Police Violence and Race
    • Cars
    • Mergers
  • (1:38:16-1:53:28) Wrap-up
    • Hodgepodge Results
    • Overall Results
    • Patting ourselves on the back
    • Best and Worst Categories
    • Feedback
    • Fantasy Sports Sites and pseudo-gambling
    • Extra Terrestrials
    • What we missed during our special shows