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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Expanding Significantly

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan let the “but first” part of the show take over. They discuss some corrections and feedback, a marathon charity livestream Ivan was watching, morning routines, medications, surprising computer problems, and image hoarding. And then to round it out they do get to some Trump stuff, some thoughts on Election 2022, and of course the pandemic. So come on in!

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Recorded 2021-06-05
Length this week – 2:11:23

  • (0:00:23-0:57:01) But First
  • (0:57:38-1:37:40) Politics
  • (1:38:26-2:11:02) Pandemic
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Large Piece of Meat

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about the continuing negotiations on an infrastructure spending plan, the Ryanair incident with Belarus, and of course the pandemic. But first a little about Sam being tired, and Ivan having an expensive parking experience. So lots of fun. Take a listen!

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Recorded 2021-05-29
Length this week – 1:52:48

  • (0:00:23-0:24:23) But First
  • (0:25:01-0:43:09) Infrastructure week
  • (0:43:51-1:28:31) Pandemic
  • (1:29:34-1:52:27) Ryanair incident
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Confounding Factors

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the pandemic, the back and forth surrounding having a January 6th commission, the Israel/Palestine situation, and the crypto crash. Somewhere along the way they talk about masks and a couple of movies too. Enjoy the show!

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Recorded 2021-05-22
Length this week – 2:39:01

  • (0:01:49-0:30:41) But First
  • (0:31:19-1:01:29) Ivan: Pandemic
  • (1:03:13-1:24:33) Sam: 1/6 commission stuff
  • (1:25:28-2:01:59) Ivan: Israel/Palestine
  • (2:02:56-2:37:04) Sam: Crypto Crash
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Some of this Stuff

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, the return of “But First”! That is, before they talk about their main topics, Sam and Ivan just ramble for a bit about a few random things. I guess you could say the whole show is like that, but this is “But First!” so this is different! But then they settle down for the more substantive things. This week that is the pandemic, the pipeline thing, the Israel/Palestine situation, and the economy. Enjoy the show!

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Recorded 2021-05-15
Length this week – 1:55:22

  • (0:00:22-0:13:23) The Return of But First
  • (0:14:00-0:38:38) Sam: Pandemic
  • (0:39:39-0:58:11) Ivan: Pipeline thing
  • (0:59:18-1:16:03) Sam: Israel/Palestine
  • (1:17:46-1:55:01) Ivan: Economy
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Kissing the Ring

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan spend the most time on the pandemic, cause well, it is still here. They talk about the international curves, how there are both people trying to get back to normal too quickly, and people trying to do it too slowly, and about how so much depends on getting enough people vaccinated. But aside from all that, they also talk about fun stuff, like Trump cultists, divorce, and alternative marriages. And Sam talks about a movie most everybody has seen, but perhaps you didn’t know all the other places you’ve seen one of the main sets from that movie. So the usual sort of mix. Great stuff!

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Recorded 2021-05-08
Length this week – 1:59:47

  • (0:00:22-0:28:56) Ivan: Trump Cult
  • (0:29:57-1:19:00) Sam: Pandemic
  • (1:21:01-1:39:40) Ivan: Divorce, Marriage, Alternate Arrangements
  • (1:39:59-1:59:27) Sam: Movie – Back to the Future Part II (1989)
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Greedy Horny Idiots

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about the fake State of the Union, Rudy Giuliani’s legal troubles, the Pandemic, and the Census. So all the usual sort of newsy things this week. Ivan also notes the passing of an old friend. And that’s a show. Stay after the outro for some extra behind the scenes chaos. Anyway, enjoy!

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Recorded 2021-04-30
Length this week – 1:52:24

  • (0:00:34-0:51:49) Seg 1
    • Ivan: In Memoriam
    • Ivan: Fake SOTU
    • Sam: Rudy!
  • (0:52:56-1:47:52) Seg 2
    • Ivan: Pandemic
    • Sam: Census
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Very Cool

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan go a little light and fluffy, mostly avoiding the serious topics, instead talking about the helicopter on mars, some other space stuff, a bit on internet scams and the effectiveness of paper junk mail, and even some talk about the new Apple stuff that was announced a few days ago. Oh. And the pandemic. They did talk about the pandemic. Less light and fluffy. Couldn’t avoid it. But still a less news heavy show than usual. Also important, this week’s episode was sponsored! By ALeXMXeLA.com! Yeah. So there ya go.

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Recorded 2021-04-23
Length this week – 1:38:47

  • (0:00:38-0:55:03) Segment 1:
    • Sam: Mars Helicopter and Other Space Stuff
    • Ivan: Internet Scams and Physical Mail
  • (0:58:13-1:27:40) Segment 2:
    • Sam: New Apple Stuff
    • Ivan: Pandemic
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Pedal to the Metal

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about Police Violence and Infrastructure. And of course the pandemic. Can’t forget the pandemic. It is not over yet. Really. So they talk about it again. Oh, and Sam talks about a book he read. And as usual, they go on a few tangents along the way. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2021-04-17
Length this week – 1:57:55

  • (0:00:23-1:02:57) Segment 1:
    • Sam: Sam Book with Alex: The Return of the King (1955)
    • Ivan: Pandemic Stuff
  • (1:04:07-1:57:34) Segment 2:
    • Sam: Police Violence
    • Ivan: Infrastructure Week
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeons Corner: Hither, Thither, and Yon

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s serious topics are recurring favorites… the pandemic and voter suppression laws. But of course they start out with some lighter topics… This time a discussion of things they had to read in high school many years ago, and how Sam’s old iPhone came back from the dead. Oh, and Ivan starts out by unleashing a torrent of profanities on Sam’s son Alex to chase him away. So fun for everyone!

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Recorded 2021-04-10
Length this week – 1:45:41

  • (0:04:16-0:38:39) Segment 1:
    • Ivan: High School Reading Assignments
    • Sam: Sam’s Old Phone
  • (0:49:26-1:52:33) Segment 2:
    • Ivan: Pandemic
    • Sam: Voter Suppression Again
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Crossover

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the pandemic and Matt Gaetz. Because of course they do. But also an initial discussion on how lame April Fool’s Day is goes far afield into a discussion of 1970s calculators. And feedback on the Atlanta killer’s religious beliefs leads to a wider ranging discussion of proscriptive and toxic cultures that feed into questions of privilege. They also talk a bit about a couple things they do not talk about. Whatever that means. And Alex promotes the Curmudgeon’s Corner crossover episode on his ALeXMXeLA.com YouTube channel. There are bloopers at the end too! You can enjoy all of this… as long as you can get past the first 90 seconds or so of chicken noises. Yeah. Sorry bout that.

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Recorded 2021-04-02
Length this week – 2:02:51

  • (0:01:56-0:48:36) Segment 1:
    • Ivan: April Fools Week
    • Sam: Atlanta killer and religion
  • (0:49:26-1:52:33) Segment 2:
    • Ivan: Pandemic
    • Sam: Matt Gaetz
The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch. Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link) Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link) Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link) Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.