Unwinding

July 23, 2014

Recorded whilst a series of thunderstorms rolled through New Port Richey (you can hear it). A good deal of death talk (includes murder and suicide). Mike recounts work horror stories. Marc Maron reads Bukowski (haven't got permission, hope I don't get sued).

You know how this thing works?               Podcast listening proposal,          Mike's deteriorating work situation,       The other FOT chat,       The squeaky wheel gets the ax,       Anarchy & Totalitarianism,      Motorcyclists wear your helmets!        The Troubles with Orange people,        Movie talk,       Podcast talk,     Not good advice, Mister Kinison,      Marc Maron talk includes the Amazing Jonathan, who is weirdly sympathetic, and Marc reads The Shoelace,         Unwinding George Packer.         Homework.
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Press Three If You’re Completely Terrified

July 16, 2014

Jews for Jerry,      Israel/Palestine (Scott's not going).        Original American Art Forms.      Artimus Pyle Is Far More Interesting Than Artemus Ward.     The Who (Pino Pallidino),            Iron Man Mike,         Massa's Movie Talk,            The Storm,         Tom Scharpling Talk,        Best Show Update,       Irresponsible Dog Owner Owns Up,           Wally Wackiman,          Puppet Talk,        Tony Stops By and Gets Confused,     Dougald's Puppet Problems.          

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Tiptoeing Though a Mindfield of Insanity

July 9, 2014

Three plus hours of scintillating conversation mashed down to about forty minutes. Topics include: the Greeks, Hobby Lobby, the Grateful Dead and tormented sock puppets.

The Greeks had a problem with books,        Simpson's quotes are the new poetry,     Hobby Lobby,     Disappearing IRS emails,    
 Closing up Massa's,     Mike's Ironman Adventure,       The Grateful Dead,       Mike's Work: A script or a nervous breakdown?    
 Dougald's Domestic Violence Collage,       Brian's Better News,     WORK,     


Scott shows up, talks about the Grateful Dead and a tie-dyed Mezuzah,         "Jerry Garcia was a terrible guitarist",     


Velvet Underground.
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Escape From The Cone Of Silence

July 1, 2014

Brett Easton Ellis,    Mike's Blockage,    Best Show Question: The Angry Email,    Kevin Smith,     Prince Bandar,     Who Killed JFK? (Contains some misinformation)     Vietnam.     

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I Just Like Hearing You Ramble

June 29, 2014

Economists are Nuts,        Massa's Movie Talk,          Old Popular Music is Superior to Current Popular Music,     

Best Show Update,            More Music Talk includes Waco Brothers and Prince,              Mike Speaks on the Grateful Dead.
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Tom Scharpling Stops By and Texts

June 19, 2014

A disgruntled Tom Scharpling, still sworn to silence, types like a madman to our (mostly) merry band of Skypeteers. Various members of the chat read his texts. However, due to the weight of the responsibility, the burden gets passed around, frequently.


Movies at Massa's;    Racism;    Marshall MuLuhan and the MGs;    Don Imus;    Racism;    Andy Warhol;    Muscle Maker Grill;    

Circle of Madness;    It ain't easy carrying the Devil's pitchfork;    Puppet Talk;    Corporate food talk;    Movie talk;    Music Talk;    

Podcast talk;    Psychedelics;    Rogue Best Show boards includes Chinatown On Trail;    Best Show deep history.

Note: the weird layout seen above is an attempt to get it to read better in the iTunes feed. Let's see what happens.


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A Somber Chat

June 10, 2014

Despite many sober and/or sleepy participants, this gathering was able shake off the somberness and delightedly delve in several dark topics. Including alcoholism, illegal wrestling moves, Nixon and a surprise in a Shop-Rite Bag.


Stan: Sober and Out of the Loop;

Shop-Rite Surprise at Massa's;

Mike's Difficult Work Environment;

Opryland;

Hong Kong;

WFMU Update;

Marshall McLuhan Discussion featuring Corey Anton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1w1JTaIdC4);

Habits of Nature;

Butt Box;

Clusterfuck Nation;

CVS Similarities (includes athlete's foot talk);

Wrestling aka "Check His Oil";

Unflattering Evel;

Movie Talk (Mike grows weary yet soldiers on);

Jeff  Feuerzig;

Drinking Oneself to Death;

Joe Puppy Update;

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Deep Background

May 31, 2014

A very short, Best Show intensive, episode due to severe band-with limitations. 

Who needs complete control?;
Six degrees of Best Show;
A.P.M.C. Steinberg;
Mike's slow rise to stardom;
Spike;
Andrew Earles;
Timing is everything;
Mike doesn't like Lionel (truncated)
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What’s That Crazy Sound?

May 20, 2014

A wide ranging discussion covering topics as diverse as bad neighbors, insects and Russian dashboard cam videos.


The recycling bin pisser;

Insect recap;

Drum break;

Donald Sterling update;

Turn up your speakers;

Russia's funniest dashboard cam videos;

Ukraine;

Deer meat;

Polish American Club;

Harry Nilsson movie (includes John and Yoko talk);

Angry atheists;

Banana peels;

Bayonne's mayoral race.
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You Think They’re Gonna Turn On Me?

May 14, 2014

Even with the Jeff Pearlman interview excised. This episode left plenty of stuff  to work with.

Movies for Massa's;
Rat Race (the movie) contains spoilers;
BallBuster on ball busters;
Under the covers with Oil Can Tim;
Sarah and Mike work things out;
Stupid on steroids;
Guns and echoes;
The Ukraine;
Prague frog;
Andy Warhol is no Clyfford Still;
Dune
Corey's movie;
Energy.
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