Episode 0125 – Not a Contest
In this episode: No contest – yet; hillbillies; Rockthrower returns; a request; lazy musicians; good parents = good kids; news from listener Shawn; calm and submissive; The Great Dilemma of ’08; a mental palette cleanser.
00:00 It’s the theme music. You should know that by now.
00:17 Welcome to the show.
00:30 So, yeah. No contest this episode – come back for episode 130, 03/04.
02:00 Listener email from Chuck.
03:00 Our hillbillies aren’t like your hillbillies.
03:10 Admittedly, this isn’t the smartest thing we’ve ever said. But West Virginia is indeed north of the midpoint of the country. I think calling it the South is a bit of a stretch in this day and age.
03:45 Emmett Otter is not the same as Leatherface. Just so we’re clear.
04:45 Rockthrower Maximus Megatron – you can say whatever you want. But he might throw rocks.
06:00 Pumpin’s – alf, elf, mouth – whatever.
06:40 Thanks Ron – the Things have an operational computer that is not infested with dread viruses.
07:00 We’re looking for a couple of things: website update, maybe some ID3 art, maybe even a theme song, if you’re up to it.
08:00 Maybe the band could stop ripping off the parents. Maybe.
09:30 This is what happens when you let people make decisions.
10:10 Let’s do a little math. $1500 for a less than 20 hours of work. Yeah, sign me up.
12:05 Just so you know this did not happen.
12:30 Kim was a lazy musician.
13:30 Sweet 16 is not sweet. It is, in fact, bitterly expensive.
17:45 The kid is good, but you should really be talking to the parents.
21:10 The difference between abuse and discipline – Texas style.
22:30 Maybe Google needs to relax it’s attempts to get all data in the world on its big fat hard drive.
23:10 Sam gets chastised for talking too much.
25:00 Listener Shawn sends us a very special news story.
26:55 There is no position submissive enough for this to work.
30:05 The Great Dilemma of 2008.
32:20 The Great Dilemma actually got much worse in the days following this podcast. So much worse.
34:05 Honestly, it’s just better to buy the things you want and screw all this miserly stuff.
34:35 Here’s where things went downhill.
36:00 Kim and I have very different opinions on ‘performance’ when it comes to computers.
38:00 An odd trigger for Sam’s bipolarity issues.
39:50 The Apple Store – it’s not as bad as Kim thinks. It’s so much worse.
42:40 The biggest show ever.
43:54 A second dose of the gentle palette cleanser.