Saturday, August 24, 2019

Howie Balaban: Life is a Bunch of Little Stories

One of my favorite comedians was the late, great George Carlin. About 20 years ago, I actually got the chance to see him live at Artpark in Lewiston, and my sides hurt from laughing afterward. Carlin had very few equals when it came to his mastery of the English language and how it could be twisted. 
In one bit of one routine, I remember him talking about how technology has seemingly taken over so much of our lives that even contact lists have evolved. What once was a physical address book with names and numbers has turned into a data file. But in his routine, Carlin asked what should a person do with a contact who dies?

Friday, August 23, 2019

Shenanigans Episode 95: Groping for Trout in a Peculiar River

This week after subjecting Rich to a litany of sports talk, he and Vinnie debate the properties of black holes. Because Science! There is definitely a split opinion over fondness of tapioca and Spam. Getting back to sports we discuss THE dumbest trademark application and the return of Lake Effect to the NWS lexicon. Vinnie does the worst Andrew Dice Clay impression and he doesn't quite get the use of the Website of the Week. We introduced a new guy who really had no idea what he was getting himself into. Another NSFW episode.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Dads Must Be Crazy Ep. 14: School Supplies & Reading Lists

In this week's episode, we talk about those school supply lists and what our kids are reading at various ages throughout the year. What were some of the supplies that you absolutely had to have when you were back in school? Did you have a real metal lunchbox? Or did you have one of those plastic things or purse things? When it comes to reading, we wonder if there's a way to include contemporary fiction to juxtapose against the classics?