We’re back to “normal” this week. At least as normal as things really get around here. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on building the website and the patreon for the show. Of course that means I haven’t been nearly as productive as I’d have liked to have been. But we did get a new Shark. That’s exciting right? The news this week gets us back to those standard stories of drugs, bad judgement, and plain old stupidity. The “Jackass of The Week” puts a new twist on the old excuse, “it’s not mine.” Finally, in Recommended Listening, I’m getting back to guests from the Livestream For The Cure with another Phoenix based show: BSP: The Idio[t]Syncracy Files.
After nearly 2 and a half years I have reached episode 100 of the podcast and I spend a ton of time just vamping about it. I talk about how the show started, how the format grew and changed over time, and how I got to where I am now. I answer email questions from podcast friends from around the world, and just soak in the fact that I have finally reached such a milestone.
Once again I’m behind this week on account of my being easily distracted by different things. I’ve been trying out recording music and building a new website for the show (which was a total bust.) The news brings in oblivious archaeologists, militant vegans, and some people seriously manipulating their faith. I drop in a little #NiceGuyAdam segment, and in lieu of a podcast feature, I’m talking about the Livestream For The Cure 2.0 coming up May 18-20.
I’m feeling a little out of sorts this week. Maybe it’s because I’m recording on tuesday. Maybe it’s because the boys and ReAnna are home all week on spring break. Either way I just feel weird. But I did have a very scenic weekend of driving for work. All that driving made me realize how much I love landscapes. Chris the Mole Man brings his unique kind of tribute to the passing of Stephen Hawking. The news is loaded with all kinds of stupidity from golden dog jackets to putting a hit on a hitman. Finally, I kick off the Road to the Livestream For The Cure, with PodFix members “More Gooder Than.”
It’s been a fun week around the Odd house. I’ve decided I want to start writing more for the blog. I’m trying to do more with the Facebook group. We took the family to the food truck festival. I got to be a part of the Sunshine Summit 2018 and hang out in the live streams. And it seems that I have some sort of personal story for every news story this week, except for one.
Scientists in Israel claim to have created a solution of nano-particles that can repair damaged corneas and correct both near and far sightedness. The treatment would include corneal mapping done via smartphone.
A Florida sheriff’s deputy and his girlfriend were arrested after neighbors reported screaming and gunshots at his home. When officers arrived, they found cocaine, marijuana, spent shell casings on the floor, and bullet holes in the walls. The couple’s 2 year old child was also in the home. Back in 2016, the deputy had been awarded the Florida Sheriffs Association “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.”
The Sunshine Summit 2018 is upon us, and it’s been a blast getting to be a part of it. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching all the live streams and hearing the stories from all the guests. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve been mentioned by nearly everyone. My experience with the summit has opened up new opportunities for me guesting on other shows, as well as opening me up to new ideas for this show in the future.
A 22 year-old man from the UK has admitted to having an addiction to posting selfies on Instagram. He has had thousands of dollars of cosmetic surgery done, and spends 3 hours daily applying makeup for his hundreds of selfies each day.
3 teachers from a Chicago area daycare were arrested and accused of giving their students gummy bears laced with melatonin to calm them down before nap time. They claim they didn’t think there was anything wrong with it because it’s a common over the counter sleep aid.
A Maryland man managed to blow the doors and roof off of his car, with him in it, after applying aerosol body spray and then trying to light a cigarette. Conflicting reports claim that he was either unharmed save for hearing damage or that he was burned head to toe from the explosion.
An Oregon man, facing 10 years in prison for fraud, convinced his 17 year-old son to shoot him in the legs with a shotgun to delay the start of his sentence. The man had just recently taken out an insurance policy and tried to use the assault to claim the payout. Authorities saw through the scam and added another 3 years and 10 months to his sentence.
I’m continuing my series featuring the guests of the Sunshine Summit 2018 with Chris from “The Podcasting Couch” and Lindsay and Perry Johnson of “Hello Life WTF” and “The Pod Stuff.” Somehow the news all came up death and sex. Whether it’s fake death, real death, sexy stuff after death… I don’t make the theme, it just happens that way. Going with that theme I share my feelings about “sexy shower time” and how it’s nothing like it looks in movies.
A man suspected of eating a large amount of heroin and crack cocaine has gone nearly 40 days (at the time of posting) without defecating. Police have had him under 24 hour observation waiting for him to pass the supposed drugs as evidence. Some doctors have said that the experience may actually kill him if he doesn’t poop soon.
A man in Manchester, England called an ambulance claiming to have reduced sensation in his legs and needing to go to the hospital. When he arrived he admitted that he lied about being sick and just wanted a lift to visit his friend who was a patient there.
With a striking sense of similarity to a previous story, a couple in Russia faked their own deaths to assist investigators in arresting their 22 year old son who had tried to have them killed. They posed for death
A woman who ran a YouTube channel about how she managed to cure her stage-4 breast cancer through prayer and diet, died from her cancer. She claimed that God told her that a vegan and juicing diet would cure her cancer. After she realized her cancer had not gone but spread, she asked her niece to take the videos down, but her niece claimed that her cancer came back because she stopped following God’s directions.
Apparently in China, it’s kind of a thing to have strippers at funerals. The idea is that having strippers will get more people to attend the funeral. Authorities have been trying to crack down on this activity for years.
An Indian state, known for it’s “generosity” has begun a program to provide free cosmetic breast surgery to the poor. They claim that women with large breasts may feel too uncomfortable to go outside for fear of ridicule. They also say that small chested women may feel too uncomfortable to go outside for fear of ridicule. Their solution is to provide free boob jobs to those who cannot afford it so that they will be more confident productive members of society.
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Everything comes with a twist this week. According to the facebook groups, I’m not that much of an asshole. In podcast land I’m a nice guy. I don’t know how that happened but let’s roll with it. With that in mind, I’m throwing a twist into thhings and starting a series in “Recommended Listening” featuring all of the guests of the upcoming Sunshine and PowerCuts “Sunshine Summit 2018” leading up to the event. All of the news this week comes with a bit of a twist in each story. From movie theaters, to drug dealers, to severed fingers, “everything is not what it seems.”
An Atlanta theater accidentally played “Fifty Shades Freed” instead of Marvel’s “Black Panther” over the weekend. After five minutes of laughing and complaining, the theater eventually got the movies switched.
With an outbreak of yellow fever wrecking havoc throughout Brazil, one drug dealer decided he had to protect his operation. He kidnapped 2 nurses and stole all of the vaccine he could find. He then forced the nurses to vaccinate his entire neighborhood and base of operations.
Police in Peru have finally caught an escaped inmate who had switched places with is twin brother. While being visited by his twin, the inmate sedated him with a drug-laced soda, took his clothes and walked out the front door. The brother was investigated as an accomplice, and the director of the prison and the guards on duty were fired.
A woman obsessed with piercings and body modification decided to chop her finger off with bolt cutters. After leaving it in her freezer for a year, she decided to put it in a vile of alcohol and wear it as a pendant because she thought it was “cute.”
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Work Life Imbalance
Sometimes Geek Film Roast
The Story Behind Pizza Podcaster Epic Film Guys Livestream For the Cure The Podstuff
Happy Valentine’s Day! My wife made me not only buy her a gift, but have it delivered to her at work. She also bought me a gift when I told her not to, so I guess we’re even. We had a great family trip to see the World Championship Hoop Dancing competition in Phoenix this weekend, and everyone had a blast. I took a poll to crown the “Jackass of the Week.” Finally, since I seem to be throwing format out the window this month, I chat about the upcoming Sunshine Summit 2018 being put on by Heather from Sunshine and PowerCuts.
A college professor was fired after nearly failing a student because the student said that Australia is a country. The professor was insistent that Australia is only a continent and not a country.
Man appeals DWI conviction claiming that the blood-alcohol level test discriminates against alcoholics.
After his fourth DWI conviction, a man is appealing his case claiming that using a simple blood-alcohol level test for arrests discriminates against alcoholics who have a higher tolerance for alcohol. He insists that because alcoholics have a higher alcohol tolerance, their driving ability is not as impaired by the lower legal limit and they should not be subject to the same regulations.
The head and some innards of a n unknown man were found in a game hunting preserve in South Africa, seemingly eaten by a pride of lions. Near the remains was a loaded hunting riffle. That combined with park officials not recognizing the man lead them to believe he was a poacher in the park.
I’m running a little behind this week, oddly enough on account of the SuperBowl. Between yard work, house work, work work, a Super Bowl party, and kids dr appointments, I didn’t have a lot of time for podcasting. On top of that we’re testing out a change in my diet of the lactose-free variety. I skip the news on account of extended story time save for the Jackass Of The Week. Finally, I get a little help from Chris from the “More Gooder Than” podcast with this week’s featured show: The Karen & Ellen Letters.
“The Karen & Ellen Letters is a true tale of two girls, their found correspondence, and a journey deep into cognitive dissonance. The podcast chronicles host Josh Hallmark’s twelve year obsession with finding out the truth behind a stack of bizarre letters he received for his 24th birthday. It is equal parts comedy and mystery.”