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[Ep 816] Cacophony of Assholes [2:00:35]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Jan-28 UTC
Published: Sun, 2023-Jan-29 19:43 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about stuff. Lots of stuff. On the serious side, the killing of Tyre Nichols, political violence, and the age old gun debate. Plus an update on Trump's social media and the classified docs stories. But on the lighter side, bees, sabertooth tigers, transcripts, and dreams.

  • (0:01:15-0:39:38) Part the First
    • Ivan and the Bee
    • Mating Patterns of the Sabretooth Tiger
    • Podcast Listening and Transcripts
  • (0:42:25-1:19:38) Part the Second
    • Killing of Tyre Nichols
    • Guns Guns Guns
    • Political Violence
  • (1:22:26-2:00:01) Part the Third
    • Ivan Needs a Massage
    • Trump's Social Media
    • Classified Docs Everywhere
    • CC Slack Highlights

Previous 5 Episodes

[Ep 815] But Thirsty [1:58:52]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Jan-21 UTC
Published: Sun, 2023-Jan-22 23:27 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan spend the most time talking about the current wave of tech layoffs. The other "serious" topics are Tesla cutting prices and Twitter cutting off the third party clients. But they also talk about a classic movie, and complain about the perils of sitting and sleeping.

  • (0:01:16-0:17:43) Lightning One
    • Sitting
    • Standing
  • (0:19:44-1:17:00) Lightning Two
    • Tech Layoffs
    • Tesla Price Cuts
  • (1:18:43-1:57:25) Lightning Three
    • Twitter Kills 3P
    • Sam Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

[Ep 814] Squeaky Things Inside [1:44:15]
Recorded: Fri, 2023-Jan-13 UTC
Published: Sun, 2023-Jan-15 22:50 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan get some preliminaries out of the way in the opening segment, then try to catch up on recent politics and such. The Speaker race, the new Republican House, George Santos, Biden's own classified documents scandal, and more!

  • (0:00:25-0:32:47) But First
    • Section 230
    • Editing Travails
    • NOTAM Outage
    • Following Processes
  • (0:33:31-1:40:10) Politics
    • Speaker Battle
    • Concessions to the Rebels
    • California Senate
    • George Santos
    • Biden Classified Docs
    • Inflation
    • Brazil
    • Slackaroo
  • (1:40:34-1:44:12) Hot Close

[Ep 813] 2022 Predictions Review [2:24:18]
Recorded: Fri, 2023-Jan-06 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Jan-09 13:22 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan comment a little on the recent Speaker of the House Drama before getting down to business reviewing their predictions from a year and a week ago about what would happen in 2022. What were they right on? What were they wrong on? Should you trust their prognostications ever? Did they improve on previous years, or just get worse? Listen and find out!

  • (0:01:11-0:40:22) Speaker Votes
  • (0:44:03-1:07:35) Politics
  • (1:08:42-1:20:36) International
  • (1:21:13-1:32:09) Economy
  • (1:35:03-1:55:52) Technology
  • (1:56:53-2:11:08) Hodgepodge
  • (2:11:58-2:23:57) Results

[Ep 812] 2023 Predictions Show [2:43:12]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Dec-31 UTC
Published: Sat, 2022-Dec-31 23:55 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner… Sam and Ivan's annual prediction show. The Curmudgeon's think about 2023 and spew out their best guesses about what will happen in the next year in the categories of politics, international, economy, technology, and the classic hodgepodge. This year, many of the items being predicted are requests from listeners. So thank you listeners! And yes, before they go to sleep, some younger folks in Ivan's family make some fun noise too. But it is all in good fun. And a year and a week from now, you'll be able to come back and see how good these predictions are!

  • (0:00:23-0:54:46) Politics
  • (0:56:29-1:12:48) International
  • (1:13:38-1:41:31) Economy
  • (1:42:10-2:11:12) Technology
  • (2:12:19-2:42:47) Hodgepodge

[Ep 811] Real First [2:32:03]
Recorded: Sat, 2022-Dec-24 UTC
Published: Sun, 2022-Dec-25 04:42 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan do tech and politics. Big surprise. Well, kinda tech. All about Elon and Twitter and Tesla again. Plus more on migrating off of Twitter to Mastodon. So they can toot. For politics, you've got J6, Trump's taxes, the Omnibus, and even some on Ukraine. But before all that, some chatter on movies and TV. Have fun!

  • (0:00:01-0:02:04) Cold Open
  • (0:02:26-0:40:17) But First
    • Some Quick Ones
    • Sam Movie: The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)
    • Ivan TV: Jack Ryan (2018-Present)
    • Bad TV Endings
    • Long Running TV Shows
    • Ivan Movies: Mission Impossible Series (1996-Present)
  • (0:41:00-1:40:39) Tech
    • Elon's Twitter Hijinks
    • Tesla Stock Slide
    • Chaotic Twitter
    • Amplifying Toxicity
    • Facebook Moderation
    • Mastodon Migration
    • Mastodon Clients and Instances
  • (1:42:40-2:31:28) Politics
    • J6 DoJ Referrals
    • J6 Final Report
    • J6 Witness Intimidation
    • Trump Taxes Preview
    • Omnibus Passes
    • ECA Reform
    • Biden Accomplishments
    • Ukraine

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