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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Tower Life

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the latest in politics and pandemic news as they always do. But this time you also get a book review from Ivan, some insight into Sam’s sleep patterns, some economic talk, and even a bit on the tradeoffs between global and domestic sourcing of products. Plus a fun electoral vote strategy to consider!

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Recorded 2020-08-01
Length this week – 2:31:36

  • (0:00:22-0:31:19) But First
    • Ivan Book: Underwater [2020]
    • Hurricane headed for Ivan
    • Sleep Patterns
  • (0:32:04-1:07:58) Politics
    • Veepstakes
    • Delegitimizing the election
    • Problems with mail-in voting?
  • (1:09:08-1:50:07) Pandemic
    • Ivan goes to Disney
    • Sports bubbles
    • Latest stats
  • (1:52:08-2:31:08) Potpourri
    • Economic Update
    • Political responses to the virus
    • Domestic production of critical supplies?

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: Cutting Wood

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan review the latest pandemic news, they answer a “Question for the Corner” on what post-Trump Republicans might look like, they cover the current state of the Presidential race, and they discuss the recent hack of Twitter. Before all that though, they discuss the household projects they have been working on during the lockdown. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2020-07-17
Length this week – 2:06:53

  • (0:00:21-0:29:59) Household Projects
  • (0:32:00-0:54:34) Pandemic
  • (0:55:53-1:41:08) Politics
  • (1:42:12-2:06:32) Hacks

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: Weaseling Out

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, the two serious topics are school reopenings in the face of the pandemic, and the ramifications of the latest batch of Supreme Court rulings. In addition, Ivan talks about air conditioning maintenance, and Sam talks about Alex creating Minecraft mods. Also, Sam talks about not talking about something. Odd that.

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Recorded 2020-07-10
Length this week – 2:23:02

  • (0:00:01-0:08:23) Avoidance
  • (0:08:46-0:44:37) Light and Frothy
  • (0:46:38-1:33:59) School Reopenings
  • (1:34:41-2:22:41) SCOTUS Cases

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: Talking is Hard

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan try to keep things pithy and concise by having only two topics but fail utterly and completely as they go in-depth into the latest Trump nonsense as well as the latest pandemic related developments. Plus Ivan tells us about his light summer reading! So there you go.

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Recorded 2020-07-03
Length this week – 2:33:06

  • (0:00:22-0:12:55) But First
    • Agenda
    • Ivan book: Social Security Made Simple [2019]
  • (0:13:32-1:33:35) Trump Nonsense
    • Russia paying to kill US troops
    • Calls with world leaders
    • Polling update
    • Racist callouts
  • (1:34:40-2:32:41) Pandemic
    • Cases and Deaths
    • Reasons for the 2nd wave
    • Reactions to the 2nd wave
    • School reopening plans

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: Not The Kind You Eat

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do something they don’t do that often anymore. They spend a huge chunk of the show talking about tech! Apple tech to be specific, as they discuss the WWDC announcement that Apple is moving the Mac to their own chips, and Sam discusses a recent Mac purchase. But of course, they don’t neglect the pandemic, and they couldn’t do a show without at least a little politics. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2020-06-26
Length this week – 2:03:03

  • (0:00:22-0:49:41) Tech
    • Sam’s Purchase
    • Apple Chips
  • (0:51:46-1:24:16) Pandemic
    • Second Wave
    • Impact on Immigration
  • (1:24:54-2:02:43) Politics
    • Question for the Corner
    • Flynn and Barr
    • Black Lives Matter

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: It’s Three

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do another lightning round show. They discuss the recovery of global travel, the gamble being taken on a pandemic second wave, some of the recent SCOTUS decisions, Trump’s health, a movie, and even real-time reactions to the beginning of the Berman situation as the news broke while they were recording.

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Recorded 2020-06-20
Length this week – 1:53:00

  • (0:00:22-0:35:45) Lightning 1
    • Ivan: Travel picking up again
    • Sam: Opening too fast?
  • (0:36:23-1:13:01) Lightning 2
    • Ivan: SCOTUS Decisions
    • Sam: Berman Situation
  • (1:14:17-1:52:40) Lightning 3:
    • Ivan: Ivan Movie: Lawnmower Man (1992)
    • Sam: Trump health

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: Might Be True

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do a lightning round show, talking about a bunch of smaller topics, including the “Defund the Police” slogan, Space X’s successful trip to the ISS, how the markets are reacting to the pandemic, Trump moving his convention acceptance speech to Jacksonville, and four other exciting topics!

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Recorded 2020-06-12
Length this week – 1:54:36

  • (0:01:51-0:58:10) Lightning 1
    • Ivan: Sam’s Kidney Stone
    • Sam: Markets and the Pandemic
    • Ivan: Trump Convention and Rallies
    • Sam: Second Wave?
  • (1:00:10-1:54:13) Lightning 2:
    • Ivan: Defund the Police
    • Sam: Democratic Primary Update
    • Ivan: Space X to the ISS
    • Sam: Georgia Elections

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: You down with R.L.C.?

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Ivan and Sam spend the vast bulk of the show discussing various aspects of the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd. But first, Sam discusses the changing state of his home office… specifically, he cleaned it. The show ends up with Ivan giving his thoughts on the current economic situation. And of course, as usual, the pandemic is still around too. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2020-06-06
Length this week – 2:35:43

  • (0:01:34-0:38:40) RLC
  • (0:39:18-2:13:02) George Floyd Aftermath
  • (2:14:12-2:35:23) Economic Indicators

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: Buzz Bee

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan allow themselves another lightning round type show. They cover everything from Skype backgrounds and an old move, to the effectiveness of lockdowns and HCQ, with some stops along the way to talk about the economy, Covid-19 in Brazil, and some quick politics hits too. Oh, and Sam and his son Alex have a video game discussion at the end. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2020-05-23
Length this week – 1:50:36

  • (0:03:34-0:51:02) Lightning One
    • Ivan: Titanic Skype
    • Sam: Movie: It Happened One Night (1934)
    • Ivan: Pandemic Bankrupcies
    • Sam: Lockdown Effectiveness
  • (0:52:06 -1:50:10) Lightning Two
    • Ivan: Trump on HCQ
    • Sam: Politics Quick Hits
    • Ivan: Brazilian Pandemic
    • Alex: Video Games

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: By Jilliker Willie

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan are all over the place. Of course, there is the usual dose of pandemic news and discussion of how the pandemic is impacting our lives, both at home and at work. But they also discuss some things they have watched recently. And Obamagate. And as an extra special addition, that one time a moth flew into Sam’s mouth. Exciting show!

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Recorded 2020-05-16
Length this week – 2:04:37

  • (0:01:55-0:54:47) Lightning Round #1
    • Ivan: Getting Out
    • Ivan: Air Travel Today
    • Ivan: Post Office
    • Sam: Junior G-Men [1940]
    • Sam: Obamagate
  • (0:56:48-2:04:16) Lightning Round #2
    • Ivan: Nobel House [1988]
    • Sam: Mouth Moth
    • Ivan: Permanent Work from Home
    • Sam: Letting things Go
    • Sam: Pandemic Trends

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.