Episode 219: Whitey’s On the Moon (Part 1 of the Moon Shot Spectacular)

Show Notes Episode 219: “Whitey’s On the Moon”
(Part 1 of the Moon Shot Spectacular)

This week Host Dave Bledsoe invites everyone to play the  Moon Shot game with him, meaning the listener takes a shot whenever he uses profanity.  (It’s a game you play to lose.) On the show this week we take you through the history of the Space Program from Nazi’s to Apollo 11, and ask if it was worth all the money we spent?

Along the way we learn the secrets NASA (Never a straight answer) doesn’t WANT you to know about why we had a space race.  (Surprise, it was the Russians!) and why JFK wanted us to go to the Moon.  (He heard there were hot Moon chicks!)  We talk Wernher Von Braun and why we don’t have Moon Bases after FIFTY FREAKING YEARS!  (Turns out, no hot Moon Chicks!)  Part One of the Moon Shot is all about how we went to the Moon, Part Two is all about us asking “But did we?”  (Spoiler Alert:  We Did) But that is NEXT WEEK!

Our Sponsor this week is The Luna, Luxury Living on the Moon! We open the show with Dana Gould explaining why no one goes back to the Moon and close with Gil Scot Heron tallying the cost of the Space Race. 

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Episode 218: Redneck High Holy Day

Show Notes Episode 218: “Redneck High Holy Day”

This week Host Dave Bledsoe demands we hold his beer and watch this!  (It ends about as well as you expect.)  On the show this week we are talking about the 4th of July, and how people are WAY to upset about Trump’s Military MAGA Rally on the Mall!  (Honestly, you all should know better than to expect him to do the right thing by now!)

Along the way, we learn a little history about Independence Day. (For example it was Bill PULLMAN in the movie, not Bill Paxton!) We also learn that we’ve been celebrating the WRONG day in July for all of our history!  We take a tour through the first July 4th celebrations to find how similar they are to what we do now.  (Including the part where someone desperately starts screaming and looking for their fingers!) Then we get down to the brutal truth about the day, it is NOT a holiday for effete Left Coast Liberals who Hate America, July 4th is for the PEOPLE of America, not YOU!  (Ipso Facto, Trump’s MAGA rally is EXACTLY the celebration we deserve!) Finally, we close with all the things it took to make America “great”.

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Citations Needed:

 

This July 4th Has Everything: Tanks, Trump—and Scandal
https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-july-4th-has-everything-tanks-trumpand-scandal

America the Desecrated
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/trumps-july-4-an-endorsement-of-cruelty.html

‘Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations’ — A Brief History of the Fourth of July
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/fourth-of-july-history-celebrations/

 

 

 

 

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Episode 217: Drinking the Bastards Goodbye

Show Notes Episode 217:  “Drinking the Bastards Goodbye”

This week Host Dave Bledsoe is sitting on a barstool, acting like a dern fool that is what he is doing today.  (And every day really.)  On the show this week, sheer righteous rage brings us back to the embers of the Great American Shitter Fire and how some DC media types are throwing going away soirees for the Mouth of Sauron.(Why do you think we never see her smile?)

We dive into a Columbia Journalism Review account of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ going away “Not a Party” with the White House Press Corp, who will apparently drink with anyone.  (Knowing some journalists, this is not untrue.)  We dissect the piece in depth and ask some questions of the reporters at the “drinks event”  that we believe On the Media would ask. (If Bob Garfield had a couple of stiff drinks and decided it was time to leave by going out in a blaze of glory.)  We make some cutting observations about the kind of people willing to knock back overpriced cocktails in a swanky DC Steakhouse with the kind of people who put kids in Concentration Camps.  (You know, the sort of people that would do a puff piece on Eva Braun decorating the Eagle’s Nest!)  Finally, we point out that their fucking JOB is to NOT be friends with the devil.

Our Sponsor this week is Drinking Buddy, you don’t HAVE to drink alone.  We start the show with some RESPECTABLE barflies and close with Nine Pound Hammer drinking their baby goodbye.

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Citations Needed:

It’s not a party for Sarah Huckabee Sanders
https://www.cjr.org/b-roll/sarah-huckabee-sanders-party-reporters.php

You Are Who You Drink With
https://splinternews.com/you-are-who-you-drink-with-1835849944

 

 

 

 

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Episode 216: It Must Be George’s Will

Show Notes Episode 216: “It Must Be George’s Will”

This week Host Dave Bledsoe talks about losing his religion only to discover he’s said too much, or he hasn’t said enough.  On the show this week we talk about the life, career and impact of George Carlin, and why Dave only prays to George. (It’s because every prayer starts with a profanity!)

Along the way we learn all the ways George was manifestly unfit to serve in the military and how strikingly similar his experience was with Dave’s! (We will never figure out how Dave wasn’t booted out too!)  We travel with George from his days as a Hippie Dippy Weatherman (the forecaster not the early 70’s terrorist group, as far as we know) to counter culture icon, free speech warrior in the Supreme Court, to angry man with many many words.  Finally, we talk about George’s most iconic and influential role that shaped American life in a deep and profoundly uplifting way!  (Trust us, strange things are afoot at the Circle K!)

Finally, we discover how George saved lives and kept Dave out of jail.  (Trust us, it is a complicated story that helps us understand a lot about the Host of this low rated podcast!) Honestly, if Dave only did a mind numbing amount of cocaine, he too could be 3% of the comedian and thinker George Carlin was!

Our Sponsor this week is Christ 2.0, a Divine for the Times!  We open the show with George’s explanation of his faith and close the show with a hymn by and for the Great Pesci!

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Episode 215: Midnight Three State Beer Run

Show Notes Episode 215: “Midnight Three State Beer Run”

This week, Host Dave Bledsoe takes us on a wild midnight ride into his youth searching for cheap beer and meaningful friendships. (He finds only cheap beer.)  On the show this week, we are talking about the beers you were drinking when you were too young to even be drinking beer and why they were so TERRIBLE! (Turns out cheap beer is SUPPOSED to be terrible, it’s part of it!) Along the way we learn a little about the history of beer in America and how it became so ingrained in our national psyche!  (Americans have EXTREMELY poor taste?)  Once we move past the dark days of Prohibition, we take you the pinnacle of American beer production and consumption!  (History knows this as the “Bland Years”)  Then, we break down all the tricks and gimmicks the Big Brewers used to trick you into believing the domestic swill you are chugging out of a red Solo cup is actually a “craft brew”.  (Fuck you Icehouse, you were never fooling ANYONE!)  Finally, we examine the state of beer drinking in America and why you PhD in Linguistics to order a damn beer in a bar these days.

Our Sponsor is Fast Eddie’s Ice Draft Nano-Brew, it’s DEFINITELY not just a keg of Budweiser.  We open the show with Real Men of Genius and close with Todd Snider taking us on a Beer Run.

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Episode 114 Redux: The Mystery of Fresno

Show Notes Episode 114:  The Mystery of Fresno Redux


This week Host Dave Bledsoe attempts to roll a Saving Throw against the Real World gets a big fat One! Which means this is a rerun for Dave’s 50th Birthday. Since he rapidly running out of them, we figure now is a good time to celebrate.  So, enjoy this Redux episode, 114 “The Mystery of Fresno”!

On the show this week we turn our backs on all the bad news about shootings, Trumpcare and racist government officials and dive deep into a mystery of Lovecraftian proportion: Gary Gygax’s FBI File!

Along the way we learn everything there is to know about the Father of Role Playing Games from his rough origins on the mean streets of Chicago to his youth on the even meaner if more manicured streets of Lake Geneva Wisconsin.  (Do NOT mess with the gardeners, they WILL rake you!) Even you if never rolled a 20 sided die in your life, you will be enspelled by the origins of the game and the dark pacts signed by the creators to our Dark Lord Satan. Thrill to the adventures of Gary in the Sun Blasted Land of Hollywood and the Evils of the Masters of Entertainment.  Lament the terror of seeing your childhood despoiled into a terrible cartoon with a midget, a goat bleating unicorn and a bunch of ungrateful kids who were IN THE FUCKING GAME and cried about having cool magical powers! (Come ON, that is all we ever WANTED!) Lament the at downfall of the King to the evil sorceress Lorraine. Learn the dark Secrets of Fresno and the Conspiracy of Silence the government doesn’t want you to know!  Finally, discover the secret game and why Dave always plays Erica Kaine. (He secretly wants be Susan Lucci.)

Much of the source material for this week comes from the biography of Gary Gygax Empire of Imagination’ by Michael Witwer.  If you want to TRUE story and not just the shit we made up, we commend you to it’s pages.

Our sponsor this week is Grognards School for Gamers, turning sport kids into chubby gamer nerds for 40 years!  We open the show with Al Gore’s Nerd Corp and close with Jump Steady’s Dungeon Master.

 

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Episode 214: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

Show Notes Episode 214: “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Crafts”

This week Host Dave Bledsoe has a Close Encounter of the Worst Kind when he is confronted by Men in Black demanding he pay his bar tabs.  On the show this week we examine the nonchalance of First Contact. (Aliens? SO BORING!)

Along the way we discuss the technologies the Aliens traded us for unlimited human abductions.  (High speed porn was a great deal!)  We dig deep on the latest spate of reports of flying Tic Tacs spotted by Navy pilots.  (Why Tics Tacs when Mentos makes more sense propulsion wise?) We examine every possibility explaining the phenomena, including the possibility the entire thing is just some bullshit the pilots are saying to get laid.  (Unlikely, there are easier ways for that to happen.)  Then we dive deep on WHY Dave believes so fervently these are IN FACT actual Extraterrestrial Beings from ANOTHER PLANET operating this crafts and WHY they are here!  (Intergalactic airfares are at an all time low and they got a GREAT tour package!)

Our Sponsor this week is Close Encounters, THE Place to meet your Extraterrestrial Date! We open the show with Ford explaining to Arthur that he is NOT, in fact, from Guildford, but from a planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse and we close with the children of the Langley School with a message to the Visitors.

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Citations Needed:

Navy pilots speak out on UFO sightings
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/05/29/pilots-speak-out-on-ufo-sightings-jeanne-moos-ebof-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/atv-trending-videos/

‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html

How angry pilots got the Navy to stop dismissing UFO sightings
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/04/24/how-angry-pilots-got-navy-stop-dismissing-ufo-sightings/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c4f947384532

BREAKING THE LAW OF GRAVITY
https://www.wired.com/1998/03/antigravity/

Stanton T. Friedman, Scientist Who Tracked U.F.O.s, Dies at 84
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/obituaries/stanton-friedman-dead.html

 

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Episode 213: Like A Wet Fart In Church (Story Time Edition)

Show Notes Episode 213: “Like a Wet Fart In Church”


This week Host Dave Bledsoe is taking the weekend to enjoy the “Official Start of Summer” by drinking to the honor or all the dead soldier we don’t think about on Memorial Day!  On the show this week, we are doing a Story Time Edition of the show with a heartwarming tale of a young boy and the natural by-products of the digestive process!

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Episode 212: You Gotta Keep ‘Em Impregnated

Show Notes Episode 212: “You Gotta Keep ‘Em Impregnated”

This week Host Dave Bledsoe finally gets “The Talk” and learned where bar tabs come from.  (When a podcast host loves whiskey very much…) On the show this week keep it FUN with a deep dive with the assault on Roe v Wade!  (Don’t worry Gavin edited out all the “jokes” Dave learned as a kid.)

Along the way learn the origin story of the the most controversial Supreme Court ruling in the latter half of the 20th Century! (No, not ALMOTA FARMERS ELEVATOR & WHSE. CO. v. U.S.(1973), the other one that year.)  We explain why Roe was just a bad case all around for BOTH sides of the issue.  (I mean if RBG hates it…) We examine the good faith arguments of the anti-abortion side in a kind and sensitive manner.  (The word idiot isn’t even used once!)  Then we dissect how Roe shaped the modern GOP and the Conservative movement in the United States.  Finally, we look forward to the future without Roe and wonder if we have enough red fabric dye for all those Handmaid dresses.

Our Sponsor this week is Vasectomy Hut, when you need your nuts cut, think Vasectomy Hut.  We open the show with Dave’s mentor George Carlin and close with his other mentor Bill Hicks until Greg Goad plays us out with a song about as bad as the pun in the show title.  (We tried to stop him, we swear!)

 

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Citations Needed:

Roe v Wade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade

Survey: Women Go Silently From Church to Abortion Clinic
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life/pre-born/survey-women-go-silently-from-church-to-abortion-clinic

Fetal Viability
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_viability

Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Bill. Here’s What Comes Next
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/us/alabama-abortion-facts-law-bill.html?module=inline

Alabama’s Extremist Abortion Bill Ruins John Roberts’ Roe Plan
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/alabama-abortion-bill-supreme-court-john-roberts-roe.html

 

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Episode 211: Son of a Preacher Man

Show Notes Episode 211: Son of a Preacher Man

This week Host Dave Bledsoe is trying to get someone to help him deal with a certain set of photos that are alleged to exist.  (Rumor has it he is seen drinking Bushmills)  On the show this week we talk about why Men of God are so ungodly, and why that might be.  (Hint: They are men.)

Along the way we examine the rich history of grifting evangelists and how they always seem to be forgiven.  (It’s like their followers aren’t very bright or something.)  We talk about the kind of images that Trump’s Fixer MIGHT have “taken care of” for Jerry Falwell Jr.  (We are just speculating and are in no way suggesting they involved three llamas and Little Person using a comically large marital aid.) Then we think we have the answer to the question the media keeps asking about why evangelical voters are so willing to overlook the divorces, adultery, fornication, porn stars and general ungodliness of Donald J Trump!  (It’s like they’ve put up with from their spiritual leaders for decades or something!)

Our Sponsor this week is Revivals R Us, if the pews are empty fill ‘em up with Revivals R Us.  We open the show with Elaine Benes, who may or may not have been on a date with a young Jerry Jr and close with The Joe Mangels singing about the only boy that could ever reach them.

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