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[Ep 880] Mister Meter [2:02:03]
Recorded: Fri, 2024-Apr-19 UTC
Published: Sun, 2024-Apr-21 22:10 UTC
On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, the big topics for Sam and Ivan are Trump stuff and Congress stuff. You probably could have guessed that. What else would it be? But they also talk couches and charging tables. And this week's movie is the 1995 version of Escape to Witch Mountain. Enjoy!
  • (0:01:01-0:37:59) But First
    • Couches
    • Charging Cables
    • Movie: Escape to Witch Mountain (1995)
  • (0:39:02-1:25:43) Trump Stuff
    • NY Jury Selection
    • Court Behavior
    • Trial Stress
    • The Bond
  • (1:26:33-2:01:31) Congress Stuff
    • Ukraine Aid
    • Useful Idiots
    • Speaker Drama
    • Mayokas Impeachment

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[Ep 879] It's Pouring [1:26:55]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-Apr-13 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-Apr-15 13:57 UTC
This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan has travel issues, so Sam is joined by occasional guest cohost Ed. They cover the Iran/Israel developments as the big actual news story of the week, but they also talk taxes, and climate change, tech advancements, and ebooks. And this week's movie is Divergent from 2014. So that's that.
  • (0:01:59-0:43:20) But First
    • Supplements
    • Climate and Coffee
    • Tech Advances
    • Movie: Divergent (2014)
    • eBooks
  • (0:43:57-1:04:13) Iran/Israel
    • Israel Attacks Iran
    • Iran Attacks Israel
    • Successful Defense
    • What Now?
  • (1:04:57-1:26:20) Tax Stuff
    • Simplification
    • Witholding

[Ep 878] Baguettes and Butter [1:57:16]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-Apr-06 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-Apr-08 13:33 UTC
On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam do the routine discussion of Trump's current legal and financial woes. The other major newsy topic for the first time in a long time is the situation in Gaza. But before these things, a discussion of unexpected AI generated nudity, the phenomenon of cultural flattening between generations, and a look at the movie "Knock Down the House".
  • (0:00:54-0:41:49) But First
    • Unexpected AI Nudity
    • Cultural Flattening
    • Movie: Knock Down the House (2019)
  • (0:43:51-1:15:17) Trump Stuff
    • DJT Stock
    • Trump Bond Drama
    • Trump Financial Trouble
    • Trump Legal Developments
    • Covering Trump
  • (1:16:21-1:56:42) Gaza
    • Seven vs Thousands
    • War Crimes
    • Netanyahu
    • Biden
    • What's Next?

[Ep 877] Under Rider [1:58:32]
Recorded: Fri, 2024-Mar-29 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-Apr-01 13:45 UTC
This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan talk about Trump's money and legal woes as well as more general discussion of Election 2024. But also shorter hits on DeSantis vs Disney, NBC vs McDaniel, dealing with holidays that aren't work holidays, V for Vendetta, and more!
  • (0:01:17-0:24:01) But First
    • Unofficial Work Holidays
    • Movie: V for Vendetta (2006)
  • (0:25:03-0:56:54) Trump Stuff
    • Money Stuff
    • Legal Stuff
  • (0:57:38-1:30:42) Election 2024
    • Has Donald Peaked?
    • More Money Stuff
    • Culture War Issues
  • (1:31:19-1:57:42) Quick Hits
    • DeSantis/Disney
    • Bridge Collapse
    • NBC/McDaniel
    • Transcripts
    • Supervised Self Driving

[Ep 876] Go With Dumb [1:40:35]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-Mar-23 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-Mar-25 03:14 UTC
On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk Trump and Congress. Because of course they do. But also travel complaints and a movie review. Cause of course they do that too. Pretty much the normal routine for this show. But it is what all of you like, right?
  • (0:00:54-0:28:50) But First
    • Ivan Travel Woes (Again)
    • Movie: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • (0:29:54-0:59:26) Trump Money Woes
  • (1:00:33-1:40:10) Congressional Shenanigans

[Ep 875] Thumbs Northeast [1:59:34]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-Mar-16 UTC
Published: Sat, 2024-Mar-16 23:57 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss lots of obsolete technology, Boeing's real issues, some more Boeing issues that aren't really Boeing's fault, Trump's many many legal issues, and the merits of the 1980 movie Raging Bull. So that's that.

  • (0:00:01-0:04:31) Cold Open
  • (0:04:53-0:35:14) But First
    • Obsolete Technology
    • Movie: Raging Bull (1980)
  • (0:37:13-1:07:32) Boeing Issues
    • Actual Boeing Issues
    • Not Boeings Fault Issues
  • (1:08:34-1:58:02) Trump Legal Stuff
    • SCOTUS 14th Amendment Ruling
    • Trump Bond Payments
    • Some Georgia Charges Dropped
    • New York Delayed Too
    • Willis and Wade
    • Presidential Immunity
    • Documents Case

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