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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)

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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)

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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: It’s The Beach

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s biggest topic is the spiraling unrest across the country in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. But they also discuss Trump’s attack on social media companies, some economic news, and even some thoughts on television and movies. And don’t worry, the pandemic is still there. It is sort of the background behind everything else at this point.

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Recorded 2020-05-30
Length this week – 2:09:08

  • (0:01:20-0:28:24) But First
  • (0:30:25-1:11:01) Minneapolis and Beyond
  • (1:12:04-1:40:01) Trump vs Social Media
  • (1:41:22-2:08:47) Economic News

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: Bob Bob Bill Bob Bob Bob Bill Bob

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, before getting to the week’s pandemic news, Sam and Ivan talk about a bunch of other things. An update on Sam’s hand. Ivan’s thoughts on a TV show. The MAGA invasion of Venezuela. Michael Flynn. Running while black. And more. But yeah, after all that, the pandemic dominates the show as it tends to do these days.

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Recorded 2020-05-09
Length this week – 2:03:36

  • (0:00:22-0:27:43) But First
  • (0:28:45-1:03:24) Lightning Round
  • (1:05:07-2:03:12) 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: Candy Stones

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan start by arguing about live views from the International Space Station. Then they move on to everybody’s feelings in isolation and Sam’s broken hand before moving on to actual real news about the pandemic this week. Then some talk about Biden, Trump, and Amash. And if you stay for the very end, you’ll find the resolution to the argument the show began with. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2020-05-02
Length this week – 2:06:23

  • (0:00:01-0:08:39) ISS HDEV Argument
  • (0:09:03-0:36:36) Isolation Update
  • (0:38:38-1:20:26) Pandemic News
  • (1:22:14-2:03:13) Election 2020
  • (2:03:33-2:06:23) ISS HDEV Answer

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: Slower than the Rise

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan again spend most of the show on pandemic related developments. But before that, they discuss buying a MacBook Air, and a movie Sam watched about a couple of frogs. After exhausting the pandemic topic, they talk a little bit about Election 2020 polling.

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Recorded 2020-04-25
Length this week – 2:06:06

  • (0:00:01-0:31:35) But First
  • (0:32:51-1:39:43) Pandemic
  • (1:40:20-2:05:35) 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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Hedge Mage

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest pandemic developments, including the psychological toll of staying at home, and the proposals for loosening restrictions. Then a short interlude on MacBooks, iPads, and a review of an old movie. Finally, some discussion of Biden’s veepstakes.

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Recorded 2020-04-18
Length this week – 1:55:39

  • (0:01:03-0:57:25) Pandemic
  • (0:58:10-1:19:39) But Middle
  • (1:20:16-1:55:19) Veepstakes

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.