Hey! I’m here this week and I sound like complete crap. Long story short, I’ve been sick and my voice is shot, but I didn’t want to miss another week. That being said, it’s a shorter show. No Jackass of the Week, but I do get into what’s had me so busy recently and what I really do love about being a podcast editor. Plus I wrap up with the week’s Recommended Listening feature, Play Comics.
I’ve been so busy with podcast editing and working on business stuff that I just did not do much for news research this week. So I decided that I’m going to jump to the new format starting this week. At the same time, I have no clue what to talk about this week. It’s a good old fashioned ramble session. I get into my struggle with not buying new recording equipment, my attempt at a work/work/life balance, sacrificing sleep to get more work done and how I’ve always just run that way. I get interrupted by Sam deciding to change his name for a few minutes, and I get mildly philosophical about my views on calling myself selfless. So much crazy stream of consciousness this week. I get geeky with this week’s Recommended Listening feature, the Sometimes Geek podcast, and declare a bunch of health conscious festival goers the Jackass of the Week.
Happy New Year! This week’s news shows that just because the year is new, doesn’t mean that the stupidity has changed one bit. I’ve got an ignorant burglar, an idiotic driver, a bunch of people who just didn’t get a joke, and even more stupidity. Plus I rattle on about New Year’s and my birthday and all the little side tangents that those take me to. In Recommended Listening I’ve got something a little spooky, a little creepy, and a whole lot of silly with “The Unseen Hour.”
The annual Polar Plunge in Hyannis, Massachusetts has been postponed because it’s just too cold to watch. The weather forecast predicted a wind chill below zero degrees. Although it may be ok for the plungers, it’s not so great for the spectators.
A Pennsylvania man plead guilty to burglary charges after cutting a hole between his and his neighbors basements and stealing about $200 in quarters. His lawyer called it a “crime of stupidity,” because he couldn’t imagine his client could really think he’d get away with something like that.
A new law went in to effect Jan. 1st that made it legal for people in smaller counties in Oregon to pump their own gas. Some Oregon residents have filed complaints ranging from not wanting to smell like gasoline, to fear of catching fire or blowing up, or simply that they don’t actually know how to fill up their own gas tank.
Amazon Prime aired live coverage of the 2018 Rose Parade. The twist is that it was put on by Funny or Die and hosted by Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon playing fake broadcasters Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan. Amazon was flooded with complaints and negative reviews from people who didn’t recognize the comedians or figure out that the entire thing was a parody.
Around 4am on New Year’s Eve, Toronto police were called about a Ford SUV found abandoned in the Queens Quay Streetcar tunnel. The license plates and all personal items had been removed from the vehicle. There have been over 20 other incidents like this since 2014, even though they city has added extra lights, signage, and rumble strips to deter drivers.
This week I’m breaking format completely. No news, no Jackass Of The Week, no Recommended Listening. I’m going old school for the last show of the year and just vamping. I get into my returning to work while healing from my rib injuries, what we did for our Yule holiday, checking out Christmas lights, trying to go shopping on Christmas Day, and what I want to do with the show for next year.
In 2018 I would like to start using the Recommended Listening segment to feature podcast submissions from listeners. I can only suggest so many shows personally, and I want to hear what you are listening to. Send me you recommendations/ reviews either written or in audio form to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am turning the segment over to you, dear listener. As a bonus, if you submit a feature to me for the show, I will put all of those together and draw one out to win some Odd Dad Out Swag.
Happy New Year! I hope to see you in 2018. Thank You and Goodnight…
After being kept up extra late with a couple sick boys, I’m getting sick myself, but “the show must go on!” After my sick boys chat, things turn toward my recent HOA “violation” and my twisted history with those. Oddly it all ends up back on landscaping for some reason. The news brings tales of mistaken identity, death threats, and a national emergency. In my sick brain I completely forgot to do the Jackass of the Week, but that’s fine because I went extra long talking about this week’s “Recommended Listening” feature, “Podcasts We Listen To.”
Conflict between dairy farmers and retailers has created a price war in the largest butter consuming nation that has lead to a retail shortage of butter. As retailers refuse to pay higher prices, dairy producers are taking their products across the border where they can sell .