Category Archives: rants

#389: Harvey Weinstein and Absolute Power

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He’s not sorry for what he’s done. He’s sorry because he got caught. You can’t turn a cake into a pizza.

Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Dating advice about how you should leave your ex’s alone unless you know exactly what you want from them
  • Why we lose interest in people
  • Quick thoughts on, “Blade Runner 2049.”
  • And most of all, Harvey f—king Weinstein, his crew of enablers, and what it means to be truly brave

Enjoy!

#388: The Grand Canyon, Patience and Humility

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North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

 

 

 

 

 

Good evening! I’m back, and tonight, I discuss (among other things) why everyone needs to not just go to the Grand Canyon some day, but hike rim to rim at least once in their lives. It doesn’t cure all of your emotional ills, but it certainly does do damage to the demons in your heart. Enjoy!

Envy and Infatuation

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HELLO! I’m back. Tonight, I discuss:

  • How Envy drives a relationship, and life, into the ground
  • The difference between niceness and kindness
  • The difference between love and infatuation
  • I like answering questions on Quora now
  • Seeing, “The Muppets Take the Bowl.”

#385: Finally…

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I’m not there yet, but I got closer last weekend.

I also wax poetic about class warfare in the Kingsman movie, why you shouldn’t settle (again), the sex-addiction drama, “Shame,” and fears I’m having as a parent-to-be. Enjoy!

#383: A Single Person’s Proper Mentality

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Tonight, I’m going deep on my failures of being a raging coward. Granted, I am completely ignoring the times that I was Sade’s Sweetest Taboo, but such is the life of someone still struggling with self-loathing. At least you might get something out of it.

THEN:

Life happens, and the last 3rd (or so) is about the recent Joss Whedon cluster-f from his ex-wife. I have a more nuanced position the most, at least I’d like to think so.

Enjoy!

#378: 13 Reasons Why, Part 2

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Good evening, what’s going on? Tonight, I wax my board about

  • Further thoughts on Netflix’s, “13 Reasons Why.” I finished the show and read the book as well.
  • Slate’s article criticizing the show. I agree with some of it. I think.
  • Regrets I’m still having about the past and how the show triggered some things. Yes. Triggered.
  • Re-watching, “True Blood.”

#376: Tell Them Why You Dumped Them

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Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Why it’s a good idea to ask someone why they dumped you
  • Why I am now 40 but feel 32
  • Review of the second season of, “Master of None.”
  • Why, “Bambi,” is the best movie about how to be a man
  • And more!

#374: Everything is Your Fault

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Good evening and happy HUMP day everyone! Tonight, I rant about turning 40 (next week) and becoming a Dad this December (a real one, sorry Chloe), as well as the wonderful, “F is for Family,” and a few dating stories that make my skin crawl (but everything was my fault). Enjoy!

#368: New Nerd Podcast with my Friend Alex

As with the other one I’m doing on politics, once a month, my friend Alex and I will blow hard, this time about science fiction, fantasy, and all around nerd stuff. Enjoy!

NOTE: Recorded live at Almaza, hence the background noise.

#367: New Political Podcast with my friend Alex

As with the other one I’m doing on nerd stuff, once a month, my friend Alex and I will blow hard, this time about politics, mainly about how we are a bunch of sane centrists trying to clam everyone down. Enjoy!

NOTE: Recorded live at Almaza, hence the background noise.

#366: Pyramid Schemes and Apologizing…Sometimes

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Hello! Yeah. I’m back. Still kind of scattershot with the weekly show themes, but lots of changes coming in the latter half of 2017. We’ll get there eventually, but until then:

  • A year ago I lost my Dad. Thoughts on that.
  • What to do if a friend of yours gets involved with a pyramid scheme
  • Reviews of, “His Girl Friday,” and Dave Chappelle’s first special from Netflix
  • When you should, or shouldn’t, apologize to someone you’ve wronged
  • And oh so much more!

#365: Be Your Own Boss

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Good evening, what’s going on? Tonight, I wax my board about

  • Why Almaza is the place to be on the (eastern) west side of Los Angeles
  • Review of this excellent Cracked.com article
  • Review of, “Steve Jobs,” and Aaron Sorkin
  • A soccer player who thanked his wife…and his girlfriend…on television
  • What to do every time you wake up
  • And more!

#364: Russian Gold Diggers and, “Privilege.”

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Good evening, what’s going on? Tonight, I wax my board about

  • Whole30 Fitness update; lost some more weight!
  • There is an actual Russian Golddiggers Academy
  • Two super-embarrassing dating stories from my past (don’t be like old me!)
  • Film reviews of, “Logan,” and, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.”
  • The problem with screaming, “privilege,” at people, as well as the ridiculous backlash of, “Iron Fist,” (which I haven’t seen).
  • And more!

Equalism For All

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Good evening, what’s going on? tonight, I wax my board about

  • Fitness Update: Time to Pump up the Volume
  • Wisdom from a Retired Navy Seal Operator
  • Film reviews of the Black Mirror Episode, “The Entire History of You,” and, “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
  • A shameful act from my past
  • Thoughts on, “International Women’s Day.”
  • And more!

Don’t Engage (With Crazy)

Good evening, what’s going on? Tonight, I wax my board about:

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  • Why arguing with crazy people will drive you insane
  • Whole30 Fitness update; The Next Step!
  • What cracked.com gets right, and wrong, about this article
  • Film reviews of, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and, “Lion.”
  • What to do about Spain’s falling birthrates
  • Morons texting in movies
  • And more!

Do, “Tomorrow You,” a Favor Today

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Good evening, what’s going on? Tonight, I wax my board about

  • Whole30 Fitness update; Phase 2!
  • How thinking of the future can help your present (in some small ways)
  • The difference between a whistle blower and a rat
  • Some dating pointers for the ladies this time!
  • And more. Enjoy!