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[Ep 860] Still Here [2:01:53]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Dec-02 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Dec-04 18:14 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the possibilities of a non-Trump Republican pulling through, what the worst case scenario if Trump wins really is, the Santos ouster, Kissinger's death, and much more. Including, very critically, some amazing songs about a very famous duck!

  • (0:00:24-0:36:36) Ivan First
    • Cold War Fears
    • Total War
    • Remodeling
    • WRCT Radio
  • (0:37:36-1:24:42) Sam Second
    • Fireworks
    • SamGPT Song
    • Non-Trump Republican Scenario
    • Worst Case Trump Scenario
  • (1:25:32-1:58:26) Ivan Third
    • Goodbye Santos
    • Kissinger Dead
    • Other Deaths
    • Musk Interviews

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[Ep 859] Is That A Euphemism? [2:17:41]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Nov-25 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Nov-27 14:37 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the presidential election, but this time it is the one in Argentina! Plus a return to the situation in Israel and Palestine, and a discussion of the goings on at OpenAI. And for the less serious items, headlights and Black Friday. Enjoy!

  • (0:00:00-0:02:11) Cold Open
  • (0:02:31-0:44:29) But First
    • Headlights
    • Black Friday
  • (0:45:29-1:14:27) Argentina
    • Background
    • Using Dollars
    • Eccentricities?
    • Campaign Promises
  • (1:15:17-1:42:46) Israel/Palestine
    • Overview
    • Biden's Role
    • Bibi's Prospects
    • Paths Forward
  • (1:44:54-2:17:05) OpenAI
    • The Coup
    • The Reasons
    • The Risks
    • Full Steam Ahead

[Ep 858] Mooing and Beeping [2:16:52]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Nov-18 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Nov-20 04:35 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan start with a bit about a non-governmental election of sorts and a movie they both saw. Then they settle in to talking about Elon Musk and X/Twitter for the first time in a while. Finally, they finish things up with US Politics stuff, mostly Congress, but a little bit of Trump at the end. Because of course.

  • (0:02:18-0:32:45) But First
    • Ivan's Election
    • Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (2023)
  • (0:33:27-1:20:57) Musk-X
    • Elon Jenga
    • Advertiser Exodus
    • Zombie Companies
    • Online vs Offline Collapse
    • The Stragglers
  • (1:23:10-2:16:18) Politics
    • No Shutdown!
    • Johnson's Future
    • Normalization of Violence
    • Santos Report
    • Trump Stuff

[Ep 857] Iridium Things [2:04:03]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Nov-11 UTC
Published: Sun, 2023-Nov-12 22:57 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan spend most of the time talking about elections. Both the results of the 2023 elections that just happened, and prospects for the 2024 elections yet to come. But as usual, there are other things too. The writer and actor strikes are both over, so movie reviews return! Plus food, drink, volcanos, and a few other things!

  • (0:01:23-0:34:40) But First
    • Food and Drink Pickiness
    • Movie: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • (0:35:44-1:39:35) Elections
    • Election 2023
    • Election 2024
  • (1:40:31-2:03:31) Other Stuff
    • Iceland Volcano
    • Mayor Adams

[Ep 856] Lovable Frog [1:59:35]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Nov-04 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Nov-06 13:01 UTC

On this week's Curmudgeon's Corner, Sam and Ivan are back to bouncing all over the place. Topics include Democratic Party politics, the attempt to oust Representative Santos, and of course the ongoing situation in Israel and Palestine. But also cell phone reception, home automation, and a bandit bear. Fun!

  • (0:01:25-0:44:05) But First
    • Home Automation
    • Visting Bear
  • (0:44:48-1:30:51) But Second
    • Dean Phillips
    • Anti-Biden Left
    • Israel/Palestine
  • (1:32:34-1:58:59) But Third
    • Cell Phone Reception
    • Santos Expulsion Vote
    • No Clean Hands

[Ep 855] Filler Words [1:50:01]
Recorded: Sat, 2023-Oct-28 UTC
Published: Mon, 2023-Oct-30 13:45 UTC

This week on Curmudgeon's Corner, Ivan is out, and Sam goes wild! Uh, yeah. Well. Maybe not so much. In any case, we have discussion on the Trump Trials, the outcome of the Speaker race, Israel/Palestine, and an update on Election 2024 via Election Graphs! Enjoy!

  • (0:00:19-0:15:35) But First
    • Solo Show Again
    • Length Trimming
  • (0:16:35-0:57:07) But Second
    • Trump Trials
    • Speaker Race
  • (0:59:15-1:49:28) But Third
    • Election 2024
    • Israel/Palestine

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