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[Ep 823] Swap The Sky [1:33:52]
Recorded: Fri, 2023-Mar-17 UTC
Published: Sun, 2023-Mar-19 08:29 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan cover the fallout from the Silicon Valley Bank thing. That is the biggest part of the show. Aside from that though, some Apple TV+ show reviews, the Samsung moon thing, a Ukraine update, superconductors, and a report on Election Graphs 2024 progress. Plus a bonus idea for a new podcast.

  • (0:00:21-0:28:58) But First
    • Ivan TV: Air Disasters (2011-Present)
    • Ivan TV: Ted Lasso (2020-Present)
    • Ivan TV: For All Mankind (2019-Present)
    • Ivan TV: Shrinking (2023-Present)
    • Ivan TV: The Morning Show (2019-Present)
    • Election Graphs Progress
  • (0:30:09-1:09:26) Bank Stuff
    • Reasons for Collapses
    • Missing Hedges
    • Regulation Seesaw
    • What's Next
  • (1:10:28-1:33:20) Curmudgeon's Choice
    • Samsung's Moon
    • Ukraine Developments
    • Room Temperature Superconductor?

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[Ep 822] Tangential Drift [1:56:41]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Mar-11 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Mar-13 03:21 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner podcast, Ivan is back, and he and Sam cover the usual hodgepodge of topics. There is the latest Trump and Fox News stuff. There is Silicon Valley Bank and how we've got several Senators out of commission. Also the time change, and Ivan sees some ice skating. Plus lots and lots of veering completely off topic in between. Because of course that happens.

  • (0:00:41-0:30:39) But First
    • Time Time Time
    • Hockey Night
  • (0:31:41-1:06:35) Lightning 1
    • Trump Stuff
    • Silicon Valley Bank
  • (1:08:36-1:56:10) Lightning 2
    • Fox News
    • Missing Senators

[Ep 821] Boil The Frog [1:36:35]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Mar-04 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Mar-06 16:28 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Ivan is out, so Sam, joined by his son Alex, talks about slow news weeks, and what hides behind them. And since it is indeed a slow news week there is talk of cleaning, dogs, books, and movies. And Sam "anchors" this in the right week, but recorded that little bit on his phone, which sounds awful. You'll all ignore that and pretend it was fine, right?

  • (0:00:01-0:01:40) Cold Open
  • (0:02:02-0:32:13) But First
    • Cleaning
    • Our Dog Jetski
    • Dr. Miss Pups Movie
  • (0:33:14-0:52:31) Slow News
    • No Must Talks
    • Incremental Developments
    • Non-Negotiable Issues
  • (0:53:15-1:35:31) Media Reviews
    • Sam Movie: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    • Sam Movie: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
    • Sam Book: How to Read the Air (2010)
    • Alex Book : Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
    • Sam Movie: 2023-01-18: Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)

[Ep 820] Small Recessed Areas [1:57:20]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Feb-25 UTC
Published: Sat, 2023-Feb-25 22:45 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner your lovable curmudgeons Sam and Ivan talk about Ukraine on the anniversary of Russia's escalation. Plus MTG's national divorce proposal. Spoiler: It is a bad idea. Also, thoughts on car shopping, a visit to Olympia, and a discussion about social media. But mostly non-Twitter social media this time. So less Elon. So everybody should appreciate that.

  • (0:00:01-0:05:07) Cold Open
  • (0:05:30-0:44:26) But First
    • Car Shopping
    • Visiting Olympia
  • (0:45:03-1:11:18) Ukraine
    • Biden Visit
    • State of the War
    • What's Next?
  • (1:12:43-1:56:48) Other Stuff
    • National Divorce
    • Social Media

[Ep 819] Jumpin' Jumpin' [1:48:11]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Feb-18 UTC
Published: Sun, 2023-Feb-19 22:06 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan revisit the topics of balloons, chatbots, and Twitter. But there is also talk of Election 2024, the Fox News v. Dominion case, the toxic train derailment, and more. Plus bonus bell ringing, and the excitement of a mug being broken, live on tape! Well, not tape. There is no tape. And it isn't live. The mug did not survive. But you all understand. Right?

  • (0:00:22-0:43:19) Part 1
    • Bell Ringing
    • Fat Chewing
    • More Balloons
    • More ChatBot
  • (0:43:50-1:11:08) Part 2
    • Nikki Haley
    • Toxic Train
  • (1:11:51-1:47:38) Part 3
    • More Twitter
    • Fox News v. Dominion
    • Jira Conspiracy

[Ep 818] They Start With G [2:03:52]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Feb-11 UTC
Published: Sun, 2023-Feb-12 22:45 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about Twitter's slow implosion again, the impending injection of AI Chatbots into search results, more on spy balloons, and Ivan goes on one of his trademarked epic rants, this time about Section 230. Plus some riffing on Minority Report type technology, and curmudgeonly complaints about aging. Fun stuff. Woo!

  • (0:01:09-1:13:54) First Part
    • Minority Report Tech
    • Ivan is old and so is Sam
    • Twitter Stuff
    • Section 230
  • (1:14:54-2:03:20) Second Part
    • AI Chatbots and Search
    • Shooting Balloons
    • Turkey Earthquake
    • Coast Guard Rescue

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