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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Some Kind of Bird

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan once again do it lightning round style. Eight topics, averaging about 15 minutes each. This week we have the calming of the news cycle, the pandemic, impeachment, the crisis in Texas, Sam watching Back to the Future, the death of Rush Limbaugh, the Mars rover landing, and Ted Cruz. Plus some special contributions from Sam’s son Alex. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2021-02-20
Length this week – 2:03:02

  • (0:00:34-1:18:23) Round 1
    • Sam: The Calm
    • Ivan: Pandemic
    • Sam: Impeachment
    • Ivan: Texas
  • (1:21:38-1:58:53) Round 2
    • Sam: Movie: Back to the Future (1985)
    • Ivan: Rush Limbaugh
    • Sam: Mars Rover
    • Ivan: Ted Cruz
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: Panda Mice

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan of course talk about the impeachment trial. This was recorded before it was over though, so “Sam from the Future” breaks in a few times with updates. Cause that is how it goes when there are breaking news events and you don’t publish instantly after recording. The discussion is still highly relevant though! Aside from that, they discuss hybrid cars, the cryptocurrency bubble, the cat lawyer thing, Lou Dobbs, and of course the pandemic. Lots of good stuff! Tune in!

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Recorded 2021-02-12
Length this week – 2:05:28

  • (0:03:28-0:59:40) Hybrids, Crypto Bubbles, Cats, and Dobbs
  • (1:01:41-1:53:43) Impeachment
  • (1:54:23-2:05:08) 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) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Whoop-De-Doo

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, now that the news is slowing down a bit, and things are not quite as crazy… for now anyway… Sam and Ivan do something they haven’t done in a long time… an all lightning round show! Of course, being who they are, the lightning isn’t all that fast. But they cover a wide range of topics, from an update on how remote schooling is going, to a movie review, to the politics of the Republican caucus, the second impeachment, and the stimulus package, to protests in Russia. All in all, a nice full show. With a few appearances from Sam’s son Alex as well. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2021-02-05
Length this week – 1:58:46

  • (0:00:37-1:25:29) Round 1
    • Ivan: Update on how remote school is going
    • Sam: Movie: Blair Witch (2016)
    • Ivan: Cheney/Greene votes
    • Sam: Impeachment Stuff
  • (1:26:14-1:58:15) Round 2
    • Ivan: Stimulus and Such
    • Sam: Russian Protests
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: Fully Half

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan continue blowing off the 2020 review in favor of discussing breaking news events. Trump is kicked off social media. The second impeachment. More on the insurrection at the Capitol. Security precautions for the upcoming inauguration. It has been another busy week. Maybe things will slow down once Biden is President? We’ll find out soon enough. In the mean time, another busy show.

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Recorded 2021-01-16
Length this week – 1:48:39

  • (0:00:22-0:37:47) First Part
    • Ivan’s glasses
    • Still no 2020 review
    • Trump kicked off social media
    • Trump job approval
    • Ivan’s car auction
    • Tech regulation
  • (0:39:30-1:47:10) Second Part
    • Capitol attack worse than it seemed
    • Was there a plan?
    • Profiles of the rioters
    • Republicans divided
    • Second impeachment
    • Trump’s missed opportunities
    • Inauguration plans
    • The future
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: Attack on the Capitol

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan throw the previous plan out the window, and spend the entire show talking about the January 6th attack on the Capitol and all the ramifications of that attack. There really was no other possible topic this week. They’ll circle back around and do the review of their 2020 predictions some other time.

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Recorded 2021-01-08
Length this week – 1:34:28

  • (0:00:22-1:34:07) Attack on the Capitol
    • 2020 Review delayed
    • Could have been worse
    • Security / Use of force / Arrests
    • Administration responsibility?
    • Counting the Electoral Votes
    • MAGAworld Reaction
    • What about the Inauguration?
    • Fleeing rats
    • 25th Amendment?
    • 2nd Impeachment?
    • Resignation?
    • Emotional impact
    • Not out of danger
    • Consequences
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: All Pretend

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Bruce discuss the end of the impeachment saga and the beginning of the aftermath. They also discuss the Iowa caucus disaster, and how things look for New Hampshire and beyond. But first, a little feedback, an update on the Coronavirus, and some thoughts on the State of the Union Address.

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Recorded 2020-02-07
Length this week – 2:21:42

  • (0:00:21-0:40:11) Feedback / Corona Virus / SOTU
  • (0:40:51-1:22:05) Impeachment and the Aftermath
  • (1:22:50-2:21:22) Iowa, New Hampshire, and Beyond

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: Incidents and Accidents

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan eventually get to impeachment news and election news, but first, they quickly cover some aches and pains, the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump plan for peace in the Middle East, and Brexit. It is a full show this week!

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Recorded 2020-02-01
Length this week – 2:06:40

  • (0:01:28-0:55:28) Miscellaneous Stuff
  • (0:56:49-1:33:50) Impeachment
  • (1:34:28-2:06:20) 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)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Shouldn’t Be Impressed

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Bruce joins Sam to talk about developments on Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and on Election 2020… with a few tangents along the way. To start off though, Bruce talks about his new job at a company called OceanGate, which will be offering trips to the Titanic and other fun adventures!

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Recorded 2020-01-24
Length this week – 1:59:20

  • (0:00:21-0:09:36) OceanGate
  • (0:10:53-1:22:29) Impeachment Plus
  • (1:24:10-1:58:56) 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)

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The World Gone Mad

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest developments with Impeachment and Election 2020. But first, they talk a little about a few other things. Like the China trade deal, Carlos Ghosn, VR, and more! Plus, stay past the end, and listen to some bloopers.

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Recorded 2020-01-18
Length this week – 2:12:33

  • (0:00:01-05:54) Cold Open
  • (0:06:18-0:36:46) Mini Lightning
  • (0:37:27-1:26:15) Impeachment
  • (1:27:24-2:03:45) Election 2020
  • (2:04:05-2:12:33) Bloopers

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: Question Your Choices

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan address some feedback on the 2019 and 2020 annual predictions, Ivan gives an update on the Puerto Rican earthquakes, and then, to nobody’s surprise, they spend the rest of the show on Iran conflict developments, and the latest on Impeachment. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2020-01-11
Length this week – 1:44:30

  • (0:01:57-0:28:26) But First
  • (0:29:04-1:09:42) Iran
  • (1:10:27-1:44:09) Impeachment

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.