Did you know Patrick’s heart exploded once? Did you know this still causes Dawn a decent amount of stress, even if Patrick seems to be nonchalant about it? This situation leads to a discussion on health care, which leads to a discussion about raising children, which leads to a discussion on getting grounded, which leads to a discussion on how if a kid says “I wanna grow up and become president” you should probably distrust that kid. There’s also some talk about TV shows, too.

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Episode 262 – A Wild Dingo (re)Appears!

by admin on March 9, 2015

Maybe not wild, considering most of the conversation hews to the theme of “man, getting old kinda sucks when you’d like to do something even remotely physical,” but still, even if the flesh is not willing, the heart and the mind absolutely are, and Jaime Kirk, Captain Dingo of PDX Yar, is still out there firing off cannons and kicking asses. Not only will you hear some piratey myths get debunked, but you’ll learn some nautical terms that just might save your life. Actually, they probably won’t, but they’re REALLY fun to say.

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Episode 261 – Roll Your Own (Burrito)

by admin on March 2, 2015

The show begins with a serious topic (Comedy and self-censorship) and then moves to a hotter one (Microwave chimichangas and the cheesy lava they contain) and then moves to the most important of all topics: BURRITOS. What you put in them, how you roll them, why you need to cut it out with the rice and the hash-browns and whatever, so on and so forth. There’s some TV talk in there too. Oh, and the Ritual of CHUD. Can’t forget that.

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Episode 260 – Donuts and Explosions

by admin on February 23, 2015

And dancing gorillas and green bears and bad taxes and chocolate and bourbon and the weird things you can do with a Potato Salad and the Oscars and the Babadook and the Grand Budapest Hotel and Mad Max Rockatansky, baby. But not Warren Buffett. Not that guy.

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You get get up to a lot of trouble/fun in a borrowed IKEA wheelchair. You really can. There’s also a little K-Mart mishap to be shared, as well. And then there’s a discussion on the way in which The Kingsman derailed for Dawn, why John Wick didn’t even leave that particular station, and then Dawn tries to figure out who should replace Jon Stewart.

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Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

by dawn on February 13, 2015

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I’ll admit, I never considered Colin Firth a potential action star, kicking and jumping and shooting guns and the like. I’ve certainly considered Mr. Firth (never Colin, that would be too casual) in other ways, many of them NSFW. Yet the James Bondian gentleman spy character fits him so well, it now seems so … obvious.

Kingsman: The Secret Service, adapted from a comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, is a hugely fun throwback to those great, old-timey spy flicks that gave us the likes of Harry Palmer and Derek Flint. With the exception of one giant, gaping misstep in the middle of the film – I’ll get to that in a bit – it’s a marvelous little addition to the genre, full to the brim with off-hand quips, smartly executed fight scenes, and delightful gadgets. [click to continue…]

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With a title like that, you might think this is a sexy show. This is never a sexy show. In fact, we talk about pet poops for awhile there. Very not sexy. That’s of course not the only topic. There’s discussion on True Detective, and the writings of Elmore Leonard, and a whole bunch of other stuff that’s pretty awesome. Although I think the topic of sex DOES come up once or twice, so there is SOME titillation to be found. It’s just ham-scented, that’s all.

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Episode 257 – Read a Book

by admin on February 2, 2015

David Walker joins Dawn to discuss his reading habits, how he attained them, and why school curriculae keep recommending really old, uninteresting stuff for kids to read when there’s a whole bunch of newer, way more interesting stuff that kids could be checking out, stuff that might cause them to be the voracious readers Dawn and David grew up to be. Plus, personal theme songs are chosen, and a quick Parenthood recap.

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Dawn believes that information wants to be free. Which makes her attempt to introduce a new intro to the show extra frustrating for her. Also frustrating – whatever it is the people behind “Parenthood” think they’re doing to that show. Other discussions include the freedom of schmutz, and the emotional blackmail that only a cat can provide.

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Episode 255 – You Can Like a Butt

by admin on January 19, 2015

Bet you didn’t think this would be an episode centering on the world of FRIENDS and the trials and tribulations of one Jennifer Aniston, did you. But it kinda does that. It also kinda spends a lot of time talking about the awkwardness of trying to score your sexual encounters to music, and how that can not only ruin your sex, but ruin the music you previously enjoyed. Also, as the title implies, we talk about butts. Enjoy!

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