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[Ep 885] Shove It Down [2:05:22]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-May-25 UTC
Published: Sun, 2024-May-26 00:36 UTC
On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan are all over the place, discussing everything from the death of the President of Iran, to the situation in Gaza, to the latest dumb uses of AI, with a bunch of other things in between. So settle in and enjoy the ride! And stay past the end for a couple pitches for a Curmudgeon’s Corner movie!
  • (0:00:36-0:39:58) But First
    • In Person vs Virtual
    • Pandemic Revisited
    • Masks Work
    • Book: Mostly Harmless (1992)
  • (0:40:59-0:59:00) A Block
    • Iranian President Dead
    • Helicopter Safety
  • (0:59:50-2:02:32) B Block
    • Trump Update
    • ICC/Israel/Gaza/Biden
    • Stupid Misused AI
    • Alito and Thomas
    • Dumb Phones

Previous 5 Episodes

[Ep 884] Electric Shocks [1:32:53]
Recorded: Fri, 2024-May-17 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-May-20 15:48 UTC
This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan is back. Well, at least for most of the show. He is tired and his internet dies. So he and Sam have only one main topic. That is of course Donald's legal saga. Stormy and Cohen. Timelines and strategy. The gag order and other trials. Everything you expect. But first both cohosts have had recent "small world" encounters, and an update on unopposed Brandy.
  • (0:00:03-0:02:16) Cold Open
  • (0:02:39-0:31:38) But First
    • Small World Encounters
    • Write In Opponent
  • (0:33:23-1:31:47) Trump
    • Timeline
    • Defense Strategy
    • Stormy & Cohen
    • Not Televised
    • Other Trials
    • Gag Order

[Ep 883] Neurotic Method [2:12:36]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-May-11 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-May-13 08:11 UTC
Loyal cohost Ivan is sick. So Sam got a substitute again. Long time listener Matt joins Curmudgeon's Corner for the first time to talk about the Tik Tok ban, the Gaza protests, rescheduling marijuana, and MTG’s motion to vacate. Plus movies. A bunch of movies. And a few other random things. Yay!
  • (0:00:01-0:03:39) Cold Open
  • (0:04:01-0:34:33) But First
    • Podcast Habits
    • Movie: The Godfather (1972)
    • Movie: The Godfather Part II (1974)
    • Movie: The Godfather Part III (1990)
    • Movie: Scarface (1983)
    • TV: The Diplomat (2023-Present)
    • Movie: Mr. Monk’s Last Case (2023)
  • (0:35:40-1:14:53) Section A
    • Canceling Services
    • Tik Tok Ban
    • Gaza Protests
  • (1:16:55-2:11:03) Section B
    • Rescheduling Marijuana
    • Motion to Vacate
    • Brandy Unopposed
    • Triple Bob Tactic

[Ep 882] Who's Your Daddy? [2:00:12]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-May-04 UTC
Published: Mon, 2024-May-06 15:22 UTC
On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner Sam and Ivan talk about YouTube TV, Gremlins 2, Humane AI, Rabbit R1, and of course all the latest Trump stuff. So just about what you would expect on a week like this. So yeah. That's that. Please clap.
  • (0:00:00-0:01:52) Cold Open
  • (0:02:12-0:33:42) But First
    • May the Fourth
    • YouTube TV
    • Movie: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
  • (0:34:26-1:14:14) AI Devices
    • Stuff AI Is Good At
    • Humane AI
    • Rabbit R1
    • Another Device?
    • Beta Testers
  • (1:14:52-1:59:39) Trump Stuff
    • Contempt Ruling
    • Testimony
    • The Defense
    • Hanging Juries

[Ep 881] Gotta Have The Buuk [2:26:29]
Recorded: Sat, 2024-Apr-27 UTC
Published: Tue, 2024-Apr-30 04:43 UTC
This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan and Sam cover the Gaza protests at US Universities, and of course all the latest Trump related drama. But first, the benefits of being a regular customer at certain establishments, tales of old fashioned business liquid lunches, and a cornucopia of movie and TV reviews. A very over stuffed over full show. Burp!
  • (0:00:03-0:05:58) Cold Open
  • (0:06:21-0:40:57) But First
    • Repeat Customers
    • 3 Martini Lunch
    • Movie: Mar Adentro (2004)
    • TV: Constellation (2024)
    • TV: Boss (2011-2013)
    • Movie: This is Where I Leave You (2014)
    • Movie: Ferrari (2023)
    • Movie: Whiplash (2014)
    • Movie: Anyone but You (2023)
    • Movie: Fast Charlie (2023)
  • (0:42:00-1:17:04) Gaza Protests
    • Heterogeneity
    • Common Components
    • A few bad apples...
    • ...spoil the bunch
    • Regional History
    • Overreactions
    • Anti-Education Movement
  • (1:19:08-2:25:51) Trump Stuff
    • Graduation Correction
    • Trump Bond
    • NY Trial
    • NY Gag Order
    • NY Predictions
    • Arizona & Michigan
    • SCOTUS on Immunity
    • Killing Puppies

[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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