Episode 49: Happy New Year - Goals, Resolutions, and Ancestry.com

15Jan

Its the first podcast of the new year! The differences between goals and resolutions and a list of each for 2018. R.I.P. Fast Eddie Clarke, the Super Bowl is in Minneapolis, MN, and a story about Ancestry.com and adoption.

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Episode 48:Sick at Christmas!

30Dec

A shitastic Christmas thanks to getting a nasty cold/flu though that didn't change plans much: watching a whole lot of TV! It's a plethora of great stand-up specials on Netflix, including a new one from the hilarious Todd Barry. A bunch o' movies, including Midnight Cowboy, The Pope of Greenwich Village, and a plea to see one of the best movies of 2017, Mr. Roosevelt. Plus, Twisted F****** Sister! The new movie Downsizing and the evolution of the traditional shopping mall.

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Episode 47: Battling the Holiday Blues with Music and Other Distractions

19Dec

It's National Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day (really!) and this week we dig in for the holiday season with some favorite holiday rock/pop songs (as seen daily at Weapon of Self-Distraction) and Steve lights his mom's menorah for the first time in decades. Plus, a casting call for...NFL fans? And the very cool documentary Hired Gun is on Netflix (finally!) and discussed.

 

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Episode 46: “Slap Shot” - A Deep Dive with Dennis

11Dec

It's definitely the best movie about hockey ever made, and possibly the best sports comedy, period: Steve and his guest, editor, music journalist and all-around great guy Dennis take a deep dive into the 1977 movie Slapshot. 

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Episode 45: Darwin Holmstrom, author of “The Life: Harley Davidson”

7Dec

A special guest: Darwin Holmstrom, author of the new book The Life: Harley Davidson. We discuss the book, the impact of Harley Davidson on popular culture and much more. For more information on the book, click here.

 

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Episode 44: Live Free Or…No Dancing?

1Dec

An apology for quality & distraction control issues and a call for a co-host! Footloose in 2017: no dancing at The Goat in Portsmouth, NH. Plus Three Billboards in Ebbing, MO and for f**k's sake, enough with dumb men doing dumb things to women!

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Episode 43: The Battle Begins!

28Nov

The Battle vs. The Holiday Blues Begins! Post-Steve's favorite holiday, the fight has begun, fought by staying present, holiday music (including the new Cheap Trick album ,of holiday tunes, Christmas Christmas), playing air guitar and more. Plus, Lucky gets adopted! And the movie Ladybird sets a record!

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Episode 42: Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Special

19Nov

R.I.P. Malcolm Young, founding member of AC/DC. Thanksgiving and the start of the annual battle vs. the holiday blues and six months alone and doing fine. Plus, a new book about AC/DC, the new Netflix series, The Punisher, the new movie Ladybird, and as god is my witness I thought turkeys could fly.

 

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Episode 41: Steve Gets Lucky (a foster dog)!

13Nov

It's been a long while, but Steve got Lucky this week - a terrier mix from the great folks at Safe Hands Rescue. All about fostering Lucky and a review of Daddy's Home 2 with a special guest. Plus, the story of a used Honda Accord getting astronomical bids on eBay. 

 

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Episode 40: The World Series & Working Out Weirdness

6Nov

Thoughts and facts about the World Series...despite missing the entire series! Plus, people do wackadoodle s**t in gyms. Finally, some favorite recent podcasts and the weight of time passing.

 

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