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Are you yearning for the warmth, friendliness, and cheer of a good local pub? Drop by "Four Guys Walk Into a Bar..." and sit in on the conversation. Whether it's serious or silly, you'll walk away satisfied.

How It All Began
One day, a couple of us were talking about our favorite radio programs and podcasts and why we like them. We realized that we're really drawn to the ones that make us laugh (do we listen to Car Talk for advice on cars? We do not). And we realized that we're lucky enough to have a group of friends who make us laugh like that. So we thought, We should talk with those guys more often. And maybe, we thought, other people would enjoy those conversations as much as we do. So we turned them into a podcast.

Come Join Us!
Feel free to download the episodes below either directly or through the iTunes store, or if you'd just like a few samples/promos, check out our MySpace page.



Choosing pi ... arbitrary units ... 2 half family-room-floors ... furlongs per fortnight ... the "hey-you" ... the Lingua-Franca ... an open source language ... and Tonga ... you're the one doing the writing ... teeter-totter ... now we can crush them ... super absorbent! ... psychic sense of misspellings ... video of the week: shoes thrown at Bush ... dude is nimble ... he put all his points into Dex ... volapuk expert ... weekly pick: "Spook Country," William Gibson ... my kid the ninja ... somebody else's problem field ... you handled like a Sherman tank ... sandy squirrel with bicep tail ... weekly pick: Luxardo maraschino cherries ... tuna-pork chili ... they go in – Dave ... to sneeze: stare at the light ... weekly picklette: chocolate covered oreo ... move-a-thon ... you wouldn't buy our crappy cars, so we're taking our money anyway ... weekly pick: move.rmi.org/features/oilmap.html ... second to last barrel of oil
Direct download: 137__All_his_points_into_DEX.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

A spate of birthdays ... babies for tax deductions ... the amazing race birthday party ... best reality show: news ... clear sound, for now ... kickin' ass and taking names ... nonplussed ... table that idea ... begging the question ... the question is wanton ... cleave ... decimate this table ... thank goodness it's only 1-in-ten ... food not so good, but the drinks! ... cheeky cocktails ... weekly pick: pinefarnia designed Simple Tech external hard drive ... weekly pick: evernote ... slicker than owl snot ... more nebulous than cloud computing ... ``The Mysterious Benedict Society,'' Trenton Lee Stewart ... the Thai iced coffee martini ... loving Thai iced tea
Direct download: 136__Begging_Questions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Job where you don't know if it is Saturday ... wife grinding molars ... all info through one pipe ... how I hate Comcast? Let me count the ways ... you're the problem, buddy ... editing: a hoot and a half ... lemming cast ... weekly pick: David Harrower, ``Blackbird'' ... Daily Show on terrorist attacks ... mother fishers ... pirates: rich comedic material ... classy pirates say ``arrrr'' ... punching above their weight ... not enough sea water in your engine ... jurisdiction on the high seas ... the polite thing to say is ``privateer'' ... due process rights on pirates ... my daughter the pirate ... escaping the Communists and pirates ... a remarkable place on the hierarchy of needs: need parking ... a body with no soul ... Glen Goyne: peatless single malt ... I AM from Thailand ... weekly pick: webkinz ... antipick: skype ... pick: California Academy of Science ... evil gifts for the traveler
Direct download: 135__Broken_Pipe.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37am EDT

Problems with mute buttons ... the neighborhood deadbeat dads ... artsy potatoes ... bacon covered turkey ... more bacon! ... pomegranate seed elevators ... astringent persimmons ... dream dinners ... the naked chef ... a time when people can't cook rice and beans ... consumerism run rampant ... not so funny money ... shopping without the kids ... foody fight ... buy nothing day ... waterboarding without the questions ... beering sensing part of the tongue ... dirty pretty things ... weekly pick: a water heater ... years spent in that pool ... a meaty thud ... death cold ... an uninterrupted supply of air ... third goal: stop making up goals ... weekly pick: Jackson's Wine and Spirits ... liquor store as candy store ... bottles have individual names ... weekly pick: Bob's 88 ... Brady Bunch moment ... weekly pick: ``Variable Star,'' Spider Robinson
Direct download: 134__Meaty_thud.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15am EDT

133. Undog the Sea Ketches Listening to Dave's feedback ... ignore the image in the corner ... but I KNOW that voice ... I've dealt with voices in my head before ... I won't be a downer for the whole show ... pirates vs. ninjas ... but then what do you do with the ninjas? ... semi-submersibles ... let's go diving ... undog the sea ketches!! ... gov't selling smuggling cigarettes ... here, hide this ... get it into the cat litter in two ways ... same size & shape as a cat bladder ... incredibly dry cookies ... I'd better wake up or I'll die ... clearing the palette – with Math ... but Doc, how do I smell? ... supersonic food ... confusion about bisophenol A ... a wine pretty much guaranteed to give me a headache ... it's not a bug, it's a feature ... okra-cola ... string in 2 inch lengths ... weekly pick: Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails ... golden age of cocktails ... I tried 48 of them last week ... weekly pick: New Yorker fiction podcast and The Moth ... outsourcing your personal life ... weekly pick: youtube monty python channel ... weekly pick: videosurf.com ... videoserf? ... weekly pick: Arizona Ice Tea ... .5 inch syrup and seltzer water = personal soft drink
Direct download: 133._Undog_the_Sea_Ketches.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am EDT

132. Wall of Meat Luke, I am your Daddy ... buyology ... lowering the booms ... could we apply? ... inspiring new football rules ... dirtiest team on the field ... robbing the trees of their gold ... the origin of the Tenderloin ... walking through the gonads of the city ... prostitutes?  You just know ... the Raiders?  Not so much ... Raiders' top scorer ... fly arms akimbo ... he tripped over me ... win by the weight of the player ... wall of meat ... hot tub helmet ... the mean of the offense line was Ed ... Indian insensitivities ... the greatest spirit ... Indian tribal thing:  not so cool ... Dei-o-centricity ... Disney version of Indian tribes ... picking on Dave's "insensitivity" ... heterodeiscouts ... abhorrentscouts ... weekly pick: Bellota ham ... weekly pick: google.com/flutrends/ ... weekly pick: time to breathe ... stream of weekly pick: Dr. Who ... Hot Fuzz ... Sean of the Dead
Direct download: 132._Wall_of_Meat.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Who's Don anyway? ... electoral college students ... "Obama resigns" phishing spam ... institutional bigotry ... the bittersweet taste: Prop 8 ... Judeo-Christian yuckiness ... 2000 years of prejudice ... why can't I own a Canadian ... just prejudice ... shift of younger voters ... attitudes don't die, people do ... do NOT screw this up ... George W. Bush Treatment Plant ... GWB sewage production plant? ... too little, too soon ... weekly pick: someecards.com, free e-cards with attitude ... cash monster ... weekly pick: Back to the Future ... weekly pick: One Laptop Per Child ... $500 laptop ... weekly pick: cool political maps: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/ ... do you want to know who your neighbor gave money to? ... Republican vintners ... myfairelection.com ... faust 2.0
Direct download: 131__Do_NOT_screw_this_up.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

First colds of the season ... viruses for people ... fun and durian ... myself as a presidential candidate ... dress of Amex gold cards ... Halloween martini ... dressed as mother ... sumo costume ... UPS man ... candy witch ... silent candy trade ... let them eat 'till they throw up ... weekly pick: google transit for smart phones ... company in the liver transplant ward ... weekly pick: internetwines.com ... weekly picks: the Daily Show and the Colbert Report ... Joe the Cellist ... weekly pick: Alsace Lorraine if I want to
Direct download: 130__The_Halloween_Durian.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

Mike is here ... slop over from Virginia ... ya can't hide her forever ... Palin's makeup artist ... more than a governor's salary ... gotta work the Kevlar in there ... conspicuous consumption ... let's dredge that up again ... paying for the label ... 3 cars gone ... waking up in a bathtub of ice with a carburetor gone ... there are 2 so they get beat up less ... hard to see through the deadpan ... venus cartrap ... get the inflatable fire hydrant ... dirty blanking parking thief ... tit-for-tat with insane people ... just doing my job ... self righteous fraudery ... weekly pick: Apple time capsule ... weekly pick: Lilith Saintcrow, "Working for the Devil" ... weekly pick: 30 Rock ... weekly pick: mute button
Direct download: 129__The_Venus_Cartrap.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

Two mutes ... Joe the Plumber hasn't paid his taxes ... harmonizing with psychopaths ... more money on negative ads in history ... never a tourist in your own town ... back-dating George Washington ... 2/3 of Michigan smokes ... almost walked out of Roger and me ... I swear to god I'm not making this up ... let it pass ... you're a smoker or you're not ... Bear's new profession: cocktail chef ... making your vice into a profession ... making the back label the front label ... having a military helps ... a vegan cougar ... losing $12,000,000 before you're 18 ... walking around on a pair of parentheses ... cheap knee surgery ... sawdust sandwich ... weekly pick: 125 proof Booker's bourbon ... weekly pick: $10/mo t-mobile at home ... weekly pick: Samoa ice cream ... anti-pick: cocoanut other than Samoa ... weekly pick: cocoanut lemongrass soup with prawns ... uhh, Richard?
Direct download: 128__Harmonizing_with_Psycho.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

Hitting the record button just in time ... not calling for your opponent to be beheaded ... courageous to put himself in the cross-hairs ... good riddance to our white supremacist audience ... not a sympathetic defendant ... guh-bye ... unethical if not illegal ... East Coast freak ... rubbing two brain cells together ... not pushing "family values" ... if you mess this up for me, little man ... international Talk Like Sarah Palin Day ... just 'cause we're stupid, doesn't mean we're STUPID ... buyout a percentage of home mortgages ... ironic cries of warning ... got to pick someone you trust ... middle class = 98% of the population ... some opportunity for fraud ... stagnation in the credit markets ... jump you suckers ... large enough to eat my neighbors ... weekly pick: ptnoticias.com/pumpkinway ... weekly pick: bookingbuddy.com ... kids fly cheap ... enthusiastic Chinese flight attendants ... working with people who frustrate and annoy you ... weekly pick: "That One '08" ... weekly pick: picklejar's evil league of evil application ... why do you always have to be the good guy?
Direct download: 127__That_One_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

126. Nucular? You Betcha! down by two ... running out of candles to burn ... need to get this done ... first boys and girls party ... kids running wild on youtube ... weekly pick: "Flight of the Conchords" ... youtube channel called Fred ... cha-lee the unicorn ... weekly pick: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ... better fight scene than Princess Bride ... weekly pick: everymomentnow.com ... click on the map ... three-way toggle ... “nucular”: you betcha ... want someone who is aspiring to more ... even mediocre people need representation ... tele-town-hall-meeting ...
Direct download: 126._Nucular__You_Betcha.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

Can't hear the trees for the forest ... ice cream go all melty with technical difficulties ... beetlejuice not for the tweener crowd ... galaxy quest ... star wars and jar jar binks ... deer (plural) in the headlights ... first presidential debate ... what would you do to save $700 billion? ... what are we getting for $700 billion? ... we should pay for fellow homeowners' stupid decisions ... go stand on the x ... main street vs. wall street is just glib ... bailout is to avoid financial paralysis? ... best if we could target support for the suspect mortgages only ... Ike pops by Bear ... use it or lose it potluck ... slow food on the farm ... weekly pick: crossloop.com ... weekly pick: the pawpaw ... MLK revisited ... weekly pick: The Guinea Pig Song and The Llama Song ... weekly anti-pick: X30 polyurethane ... quickrete? ... McDonald's beef
Direct download: 125__Cook_it_or_lose_it.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

124. Short Selling Sabotage Loudest phone call ever … selling garages … rain hounds … crossing a firehose … destruction projects … realtor newsletter … glad I didn’t jump out of the market … short selling sabotage … socially redeeming gambling … 12 people empanelled to pick the better lawyer … showing independent thought … pity the judge … one mph over … weekly pick: Bridge to Terabithia … romance crossovers … weekly pick: Deanna Raybourn, “Silent in the Grave” … scathing comparison … weekly pick: the39Clues.com
Direct download: 124._Short_Selling_Sabotage.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

Audio equivalent of Kramer ... yeah, I guess so ... you can't have sympathy without education ... speakerphone with person nailed to tree ... incensed by insensitivity ... to be treated as a waiter ... a restraint for only waiters ... dehumanizing waitrons ... the Hungry Bigot ... Stop -- Go Back ... Creole Kitchen ... these are my people ... so does a twinkie ... each country's fried dough ... and you call yourself a doughnut ... the slug-neigh ... welcome to McDonald's ... this is much better than the dough and oil separately ... owning land in Scotland ... you guys just don't know how to drink ... not in blue packages ... a really small blackhole ... time traveler's party ... original Bond martini ... really smooth, but damn ... writing as Ian Flemming ... weekly pick: pork sung sandwich ... nomadic Dave, wandering between hotels ... the Governor's Suite ... weekly pick: Westin Pasadena Hotel ... weekly pick: Google apps for Blackberry ... weekly pick: OmniFocus ... the pawpaw festival
Direct download: 123__The_Hungry_Bigot.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

One stooge too many ... hurricanes are all a bunch of hooey ... the carnival mutiny ... grab the cutlasses ... the only extant copy ... well you haven't played Arab-Israeli War ... the fire to build a tennis partner ... 73% of statistics are fabricated ... at least I got chicken ... jury room games ... friends for life in MA ... cheek kissing in the mid-West ... I love you in Finnish ... weekly pick: strangemaps.wordpress.com ... college admission scatter plots ... google street view ... and put on a shirt, okay? ... weekly pick: http://sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm ... too much Latin is a bad thing ... cannibalism map of good eating ... map reflects the map maker ... weekly pick: jibjab.com ... charlie goes to candy mountain ... sweets and joy -- and joyness ... weekly pick: the innocence project
Direct download: 122__Tasty_tasty_murder.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

A hang up ... aberrant mermaid behavior ... tivo knows your party affiliation ... not a strong heartbeat away from being president ... the experienced commander of the Alaskan national guard ... kill minus nine ... the symbolic politics category ... only men do that ... I was excited about election in January ... choosing between two people ... padding maverick credentials ... letting the think quietly die ... I really want trains ... nobody makes money on passenger trains ... weekly pick: Walter Jon Williams, ``Dread Empire Falls'' ... weekly pick: LooseStitch ... weekly pick: Shazam ... weekly pick: five-axis mills ... the dread hexapod
Direct download: 121__Only_men_do_that.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

Plane shifts ... awaiting developments ... ``We're not there yet'' ... soccer season ... little tiny kids playing soccer ... landing a 747 on a soccer field ... funeral in L.A. ... how to live as if you might die today ... how to eat a peach ... the best coffee in the world ... you've got two pounds of what?? ... weekly pick: backyard soccer ... weekly pick: Breaking Bad ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer ... TV vs. film ... HDTV for the Olympics ... moms and golf ... ``Look, kid...'' ... what happened to the guy who drove the white Bronco? ... Kopi Luwak ... the Jacu bird ... weekly pick: cucumber vodka ... how ice forms ... argon ... CO2 sequestration ... Lake Kivu (note: he really meant Lake Nyos; Lake Kivu is the bigger one) ... the giant death-belch ... weekly pick: Dow High-Load 40
Direct download: 120__The_giant_death-belch.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

The dreaded Skype upgrade ... Richard's grandfather is turning 95 ... huckleberries ... when I'm 95 ... talk to somebody who was involved in World War II ... The Battle of Leyte Gulf ... flying the Hump ... the Scotty moment ... Lord Mountbatten's plane ... ``Who's flying??'' ... weekly pick: parasailing ... the jet ski with your name on it ... Russia and Georgia ... Talisker 10 ... weekly pick: the Glencairn Glass -- cobhthaighceltique.com ... champagne coupes ... weekly pick: The Audacity of Hope
Direct download: 119__When_Im_95.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

The killer app of Tivo ... freakin' Chinese alphabetization ... let go of your expectations ... taking off on a normal ... asteroid screen burn in ... that's what staying up late is for ... did you get it? ... this is going to hurt – a lot ... I don't know how to tell you this ... gently escorted with reasonable force ... Labrador-pitbull-MikeTyson hybrids ... local politicians hang on by their fingernails ... oh, that was totally worth it ... Spitzer's VP ... too sexy for his party ... ratholes in 4-space ... weekly pick: Olympics Opening Ceremony ... stuck the landing ... China is PEOPLE ... I want 2,000 like this by money ... setting the bar pretty high ... China's been around the block ... his parent is a broad ... demonstrating his mortality ... hey Mr. Normal ... ``Elderly Man River'' ... nobody can't forget Peggy Lee ... Bear might be confused with a class act ... after several bottles of Robitussin ... weekly pick: Hilton for Pres Video ... weekly pick (minor): iPhone lighter app ... weekly pick (major): google reader ... breaking away from the grind of recreation ... weekly pick: Gail Carson Levine, ``Fairest'' ... scary facebook photo ... facebook slap on the butt ... hooo kay ... don't make me look contemplative at you
Direct download: 118__China_is_PEOPLE.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25am EDT

Hey folks!  Do you feel like you've been doing the Time Warp the past few weeks?  We sure do.  (If you don't know what we're talking about, you really, really need to go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show... but not right now.  Go see it at a theater.  At midnight.  And tell everyone there that you've never seen it before.  Trust us.)

Anyway, our summer schedules are all over the place.  Some of us have family camp obligations, others have trips, and so on.  So our Four Guys... has often been and we've had difficulties getting the files moved around and uploaded in a timely manner ... you've been getting our weekly recorded show... less than weekly.

We're sorry.

Not just because we kind of sort of promised all of you a somewhat regular product.  ("Regular" in the "every week" sense -- clearly not in any other sense!)  but we value it ourselves. 

We Shall stabilize our schedule, rest assured.

The upshot is, the newly posted episode ("The bacon atom") is actually last week's episode... and there won't be an episode this week, because neither of the Guys who can record episodes is available.  The overall frequency of episodes won't suffer, because we posted two last week ("The Habanero Infusion" and "Hunny").  Of course, we posted those because we were behind a little, but... well, like we said.  Summer Happens.  Craziness.

Anyway.  The erratic schedule has been detected and will be handled.  Enjoy the new one... and if you'd like... relive one from the archives. 

Until next episode.... "Stay cool".

– The Four Guys

Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Korean soup slurping ... but not in Ohio ... a new center of the universe ... the problem is: house guests ... I'm sorry, I don't have a microphone ... biologically, they are kittens ... all right, fine, play with the tail ... Weekly Pick: Dr. Horrible's singalong blog ... where is my writer now? ... 4 hours by myself ... vocal Joss Wheden fan club ... Weekly Pick: Letters from Iwo Jima ... a pool of Ludlum ... cliffhanger-resolution-cliffhanger-resolution ... PG-13 had more stuffed in ... jazz and ribs festival ... 14 pitmasters ... Weekly Pick: bacon infused bourbon ... tragic what happened to the bacon ... little bacon atoms ... the five of us will vote and replace barium with bacon ... mmm ... bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado ... Paula Deen is trying to kill us ... deep fried butterballs ... doughnut burger ... you want balls with that? ... Weekly Pick: Barbara Cleverly, Folly du Jour ... Weekly Anti-Pick: the dangers of good coffee
Direct download: 117__The_bacon_atom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

``Hunny!'' -- mike not on ... the command voice ... ectomorphs ... gotta do something with 3 clones ... planting a few shills ... Oklahoma as Mendocino ... if I only had a Dave ... 364 days off ... artisanal honey ... the farm of gooood ... Bear likes hunny ... snake marinade ... yeah, that ... Slow Food Nation ... flat out competing at minigolf ... 7 year old threats ... Weekly Pick: Alexander Smith, ``No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency'' ... Weekly Pick: catchphrase ... Weekly Pick: the Dark Knight ... Weekly Pick: Ben & Jerry's ``Half-Baked'' ... egg-recipe stir in central Ohio
Direct download: 116__Hunny.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09am EDT

Four Guys at once ... a stomach ailment ... ``colon'' is punctuation ... the old soldier's having problems ... the habanero infusion: a novel ... do you need a licence for that? ... that's funny, I can't move my face ... to form a greater evil ... a strong drink, diluted with vodka ... cigarette butts? ... duck infused vodka ... at 9:00 a.m.? a little bracing ... mashed potato infused vermouth ... diabolical references ... lavender ... my wife's duck fat ... duck gifts ... foul is a historical misspelling ... producers of goosh ... tasty, tasty murder ... gotta motivate the others ... Christmas means carnage ... surprising empathy for robots that don't talk ... Weekly Pick: www.weffriddles.com ... to hit a ball pitched by you ... outfielder splits atom ... dave paper ... Weekly Pick: www.skreened.com ... high human-rights content ... Weekly Pick: foldershare ... Weekly Pick: Much Ado About Nothing ... kissing for pay ... Bonus Pick: salt salish: smoked fine saltworks ... tupperware container of BBQ on the beach ... smoked coke
Direct download: 115__The_Habanero_Infusion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Richard is AWOL ... Dave is on Fire Island ... cats and kittens ... kids who turn off at 9:30 ... mosquito fogging ... constant change at the beach ... the doo-dah parade ... being proud of your country ... last week's show ... barista jam ... infused vodka ... Slow Food Nation ... coffee-infused honey ... weekly pick: Nicky's Clam Bar in Bayshore ... weekly pick: Intelligentsia, Stumptown, Counter Culture, Terroir ... weekly pick: infusionsofgrandeur.net ... weekly pick: Firefox 3 keyword bookmarks thing ... sailing is neat
Direct download: 114__Infusions_of_grandeur.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09am EDT

If three guys take a walk in the woods and no one is there to record the show notes, does anything get written?
Direct download: 113__Three_guys_in_the_woods.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08am EDT

Bi-annual piano recital ... Parents' health ... Grillmaster festival (any guy will do it) ... Barista jam and art ... pulled pork ... summer camp at Kennolyn ... Fencing ... Proposal on the tip of a sword ... Bear fencing Iain ... Archery (at school?) ... Prince Caspian and Susan as an archer ... Archery in high school ... Being flayed by the archery teacher ... We had a water polo team in high school, didn't you? ... Our house won't burn. Sink or fall over, not burn ... Media coverage and wildfires in California ... Weekly pick: Omega Paw self-cleaning litter box ... Weekly pick: iPod game ``gravity swarm'' (asteroids game) ... Weekly pick: oSkope.com
Direct download: 112__Proposal_at_swordpoint.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

I'll have a decaf no-whip soy grande duo centrino ... dropped calls and the weather ... hilly Ohio ... eww: gross generalizations ... boyscouts being sucked into the sky ... maybe we should put the top up? ... storm of 500 years ... the ultimate slow food ... the Tunesian Olive Debacle ... brushing my teeth with bravado ... if I can get Richard to eat one of those, I'm KING ... zombie lurch ... when do we want it? brains ... slow children at play ... zombie tag ... dalek tag ... octag ... lions and hyenas ... now they're going to pay ... we went to a _ farm ... weekly pick: kungfu panda ... weekly pick: model rockets ... porta-potty-shot ... weekly pick: blackphoenixalchemylab.com ... weekly pick: wii-fit ... viral marketing making popcorn ... get out the red hot probes
Direct download: 111_Tunisian_Olive_Debacle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

110. These are my people Hey, we have Bear! ... Bathroom remodel finale ... Ice bath ... Bear’s mom mugs Dave ... Make cupcakes not war ... Slow food cooking conference (and food) ... Goat: my favorite vegetable ... drupa and dusseldorf ... Longest bar in the world ... Printing people are my people ... Wink ... Showroom dummy assault (Mannequin Attack) ... Weekly pick: ultimate Frisbee ... Get down, Mr. President ... British Bulldog ... Tenacious D ... Weekly pick: Green Chartreuse after dinner liqueur ... Weekly pick: liquor and open bars ... Iron Man, the movie
Direct download: 110._These_are_my_people.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

This time I hear people ... post hoc or Hudson hoc? ... graduate level tutorial on ratholes ... same sex engagements ... Mike's back ... saying sooth ... and a free meal ... how about if you bring items 2-11 ... brat-weilers ... poor goat with no shoulders ... Norman on the grill ... meat like an apple ... the definition of slow food ... Miiiiike ... Speed Racer – not Citizen Kane ... altitude + alcohol ... mustn't black ... whichever Newton's laws applied ... or the ground will choose for me ... other than that, it is a good theory ... my brush with unconsciousness ... nothing there but cement and steel ... weekly pick: Christopher Moore, ``You Suck'' ... weekly pick: David McCullough, 1776 ... weekly pick: 911 implementation ... weekly pick: The Deep Six ... Man in the Iron Mask ... I've got a goat that requires my attention
Direct download: 109__Mustnt_black.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

108. Attics, aphids, and addicts Squirrel in the attic ... Raccoons in the attic ... Ladybug vs. aphid ... Monarchs vs. viceroys ... Dave’s birthday ... Skipping a restaurant bill ... Moving the needle on humanity ... Virtue of mercy ... OK, I give up. A bowl of what? ... Hooked on hookas ... Weekly pick: Dafont.com ... Weekly pick: detachable spigot at the sink ... Weekly pick: Yogurt Shack – frogurt and toppings for 40 cents an oz ... Weekly pick: Xobni

Direct download: 108._Attics_aphids_and_addicts.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51am EDT

On time (almost) for a change ... my wife: almost as good as pancake lady ... the etymology of booyah ... Phoenicians from Phoenix? ... never put Tu and Tu together ... brain whispered: wherever possible make puns ... Chinese Scotch redux ... boutique Scotch - and then some ... the older I get, the better I was ... a book like this podcast, but with half the audience ... hey, it's hollow ... earthquake season, wabbit season ... don't interrogate the broccoli ... the trifecta oven - an instrument of the devil ... tuned to water ... speed cooking slow food ... 8 minute pancakes on the table ... pancake batter like cheese whiz ... resurrected angelic french toast ... quart of bacon fat ... double fried bacon ... coffee sauce? ... other people's saliva as a survival tool ... the French don't say ``dunno'' ... weekly pick: Weber Smokey Mountain smoker ... pre-emptively stimulating the economy ... a rocketship to barbecue heaven ... Mr. Initiative Man ... weekly pick: ``The battle of the labyrinth,'' Rick Reardon ... weekly pick: The Golden Compass ... eating with a restaurant reviewer ... complimenting the mediocre ... weekly pick: cluster of teeny picks
Direct download: 107__Etymology_of_boo-yah.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

Chatting offline ... waiting for Richard ... dropping Dave ... Tom Lehrer ... waiting for the phone to ring ... saving it for the show ... Sith happens ... Benicio del Toro as Gollum ... do you have Netflix ... Harry Potter ... what DO you do? ... Snapes on a Plane ... days of the week as first names ... reading about wine ... stagnant movies ... movie run times ... book crack ... Bugs Meany ... the Encyclopedia Brown series ... the Nancy Drew movie ... David Lynch ... Red Rock West ... Twin Peaks ... Robert Ludlum's plots ... Lost's plot arc ... weekly pick: the trivection oven ... instrument of the Devil ... weekly pick: WSJ wine notes column -- online.wsj.com—wine_notes.html ... weekly pick: Sumatra coffee
Direct download: 106__Bugs_Meany_The_Untold.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

Slowing Mike down in post processing ... presspot to myself ... sleep eaters ... idiopathic: beats the carp out of me ... spycraft in Syria ... http://www.4law.co.il/syr07.html ... shocked, shocked I am about the nuclear program ... postcards from Gitmo ... Dave's vacations ... impressively well-educated roosters ... lambpede ... optimism doesn't start cars ... appendix of parking – no joy ... this would be a whole lot easier if you knew who I am ... RFID insecurity ... snow on the water ... Sierra mist ... The Hobbit in two parts ... ``and back again'' ... weekly pick: Tin Tam Slam (with Arnott's biscuits) ... it can get ugly ... weekly pick: pasta made with bronze dies (Rustichella d'Abruzzo, Mamarella) ... Alton Brown's cooking science explanations ... weekly pick: The Killers ... weekly pick: ``The Turkish Gambit,'' Boris Akunin
Direct download: 105__Lambpedes_and_llama.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Not in a crowded theater ... do they call themselves fish folk? ... most unique grammar queries ... respect the food, or else ... 7-11 microwave burrito ... you are a bigger man than I am, Bear ... an evil wife ... cyber criminals as barbary pirates ... phisher pholk ... psystar maker of mac fakes ... we like pirates ... give-up-your-weapons-we're-coming-in ... it was all a phising scheme ... the movie of the Peter Principle sucked ... starcrossed lovers: pirate and ninja ... mispronouncing bon mot ... non-native speaker tolerance ... a mike-centric pick ... scotch freak ... weekly pick: bruichladdich rocks scotch ... weekly pick: Dr. Who ... flying Dalleks ... weekly pick: ``Never Let Me Go,'' Kazuo Ishiguro ... weekly picks: Futurama, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mating ... a roynish episode ... happy 2 years
Direct download: 104__Peter_Principle_in_IMAX.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

A dense-mute ... recording traps ... you mean I'm a skype node?? ... virally hosed ... skype 2.0 (with irony) ... female puppy boxer shorts ... bull-nose tile problems ... these are biscotti, not tile ... I don't know how to tell you this, but I have really bad news ... back to your regularly scheduled rathole ... weekly pick: facebook ... will go slightly out of my way to step on crunchy leaf ... will wheaton blog/podcast ... alt.wesleycrusher.die-die-die ... you knew about that - sorry, man ... we, too, are sorry that you are late ... the tongue as a weapon ... I can't say as I blame it ... I must be God ... quick, back to tile ... they deal more in customer service ... lardo ... spring oil change ... swig it while you're at the game ... and I carry a knife for this purpose ... tabling, begs the question ... for them, I have a mallet ... to boldly split ... you, snooty?? ... how can have spelled 2 words wrong ... this used to be first nature ... YRUU ... weekly pick: James McMurtry, ``Can't make it here any more'' ... weekly pick: www.schwartzphoto.com ... weekly pick: www.sxc.hu
Direct download: 103__Not_street_enough.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

102. Haben SIE das notig dramatic squirrel t-shirt ... weekly pick: torsopants.com ... impeach Van Buren ... I got a bad feeling about this one, chieferoni ... a gift for playing the jerk ... the value of intellectual property ... rent-a-tank – $1000 per sec ... our governor can kick your governor’s ass ... clint-eastwood-old ... the new Paris ... ich bin zuruck ... the olympics of printing ... Dusseldorf, Egypt ... zamboni convention ... the branack device ... Haben Sie Das Notig ... treehouse construction ... mother nature bats last ... weekly pick: Mouse Guard, David Petersen (www.mousegard.net) ... weekly pick: wetellstories.co.uk/stories/week1
Direct download: 102._Haben_SIE_das_notig.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

Ain't technology grand ... ''Ca y u h ar me n w?'' ... sane sleep schedules ... accept the things you can't control, or vice-versa ... languages ... counting to ten in Japanese ... David Sedaris ... Bill Cosby, Fat Albert, and Weird Harold ... ''You PICK your brains up and PUT them back in your head!'' ... comic genius ... generations and comic genius ... marketing the Muppets to a new generation ... Sid Caesar's Writers ... Mel Brooks -- ''There is no God!'' ... Faith Hill -- ''WHAT?'' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyZRiEJnIag) ... weekly pick: Strictly Ballroom ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip ... weekly pick: Name That Film Flickr group photo pool ... the new dentist's iPod ... ''That Buddhism is a menace, man!'' ... but I'm not done with the movie!! ... weekly pick: LegoLand, Gilroy Gardens, and amusement parks for the 3-to-10-year-old crowd ... healthy eating at Gilroy Gardens ... the cheeseburger pizza
Direct download: 101__Buddhism_is_a_menace.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Our centennial episode! ... Dave's new dentist ... undercover operations run amok ... bayonets ... the pin-mounted Mauser ... shout-outs to absent comrades ... Knock knock and meta-knock knock jokes ... inventing ''lacteflection'' ... Sniglets ... bathroom reading ... Schott's Miscellany ... how ninjas random are? ... naked podcasting ... Two Truths and a Lie ... Hu-Hu grub M-and-Ms ... n-tuple negatives ... wo meiyo mayo ... clearly, I cannot take the cup closest to me ... weekly pick: Stuff White People Like ... stereotypes and humor ... weekly pick: The Responsibility Project ... causation and the law ... weekly pick: Podcasts for Running ... weekly pick: laser tag (Shadowlands) ... paintball -- and PAINball ... Interview with Bobo
Direct download: 100__Hu-Hu_grub_M-and-Ms.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

Approaching 100th episode ... a less than welcomed logic puzzle ... unstopped logic puzzle ... home departure ... Marcella's a mother - yay! ... listener contest: name the child ... march madness vasectomy special ... cricket hunting season ... baggin' the limit ... anti-deer claymore ... empirically accurate generalizations ... generalizing about an individual ... dithering and panty bunching ... countering sexism with the kids ... Holes, the movie and the book ... weekly pick: ''Goodnight Moon,'' Clement Hurd ... weekly pick: wii ... tie goes to the rightie ... 32 ounce big gulp espresso ... that's not coffee, it's a stock ... weekly pick: french press ... weekly pick: pandora.com
Direct download: 99__Keeping_Lefty_down.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

Dave's breathing ... requiem for Gary Gygax ... hello to Iain ... Marcella's family's woes ... tow trucks falling into the water ... disintegrating wind turbines ... C-130 ... going to Nevada ... watching the military blow things up ... refueling in flight ... flying backward ... blizzard warning ... Stanford gymnastics meet ... how to kill yourself with gymnastics ... photography and lighting in gymnastics ... the Fridge ... the judgment of Solomon ... weekly pick: Adium ... weekly pick: Slow Food ... weekly pick: Dungeons and Dragons ... an explosion in Times Square -- a coincidence? ... McCain and Kerry meeting ... Is Hillary out of it? ... the intrade financial markets ... gambling on terror
Direct download: 98__CAN_I_HAVE_YOUR_EARPLUGS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

Birth of Athena ... surgical holes ... benefits to humanity ... the real source of the ''military-industrial complex'' ... people watching at the Arnold Classic ... the pal 8000 ... human relations to XP ... a computer with a neck (to throttle) ... the last straw ... i-etchasketches ... UK smackdown ... not exactly exalting British cuisine ... Scotland is subset of Britain ... it's OBE ... the woman could not cook water ... Dave, the dessert chef ... is an oil fire the one you're not supposed to put water on? ... oil on fire on tour ... weaponized cooking oil ... veteran bomb makers ... weekly pick: Her Majesty ... Redneck vs. Bee: http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1845064 ... weekly pick: snooth.com, which works on the i-phone ... web 2.0 for wine ... direct shipping of wine ... weekly pick: bookmooch.com ... book reserve at library ... it's a quarter, let it go ... up with which I will not put ... taking Godbody off the shelves ... weekly pick: blog.pmarca.com ... guest weekly pick: BopIt Extreme 2 ... watching a shuttle launch ... standing under the big-ass rocket ... hot rain again? ... not ready for manned space flight ... it'll only cook New Yorkers ... solar panels aren't cheap ... wind overtaking coal ... don't move hydrogen ... weekly pick: An Undomestic Goddess
Direct download: 97__Smackdown_UK.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

Hello to Marcella ... goodbye to everyone ... ramblin' Dave ... the baby step function ... Marcella is ``any day'' ... weekly pick: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan ... coming in through the bay area ... uncoordinated convulsions ... it left me very ambulatory ... very concrete ... finding a rental car on the beach ... duct tape odometer ... with clean feet and an empty stomach ... frocks ... weekly pick: dramatic squirrel ... anti pick: Obama's ``just words'' ... my whole life shaped my whole life ... head fake to Lewinsky ... weekly pick: control room ... aggravated assault bomber ... one small step for A man ... rhymes with Pol Pot ... car chicken nugget holders ... deep fried biscuits ... Thai pub food ... spam, spam, spam, eggs, and spam ... weekly pick: www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq ... weekly pick: iRoast 2 ... weekly pick: homemade chai tea ... weekly pick: living in a state where your primary vote counts ... weekly pick: magic carpet ski-lift technology ... and BUBBLES!
Direct download: 96__And_bubbles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

95. Quiet as a second language Oh wait, I need to talk with people ... Quiet as a second language ... Gung how fat choy vs Gong chi fat chai ... Language learning for tots ... Muzzy learning from the BBC ... Would work woodwork ... Do we have this on dvd? ... Netflix watch it now streaming video ... Wireless router resetting ... 9 hour car drive ... soda springs snow park ... weekly pick: Chinese chess ... haha you said piece movements ... weekly pick: Stephen R. Donaldson series, esp. The Real Story, The Man Who Fought Alone, Mirror of her Dreams ... weekly pick: John Wood “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World?
Direct download: 95._Quiet_as_a_second_language.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Discouraging viewers with sinus discussion ... topical singulair ... standing on head and spitting wooden nickels ... if you're not part of the solution ... just don't do it in a public restroom ... floppy disk? what's that? ... building a better icon ... wildfire: set it and forget it ... figuring out ski houses ... non-Soviet crank flashlight ... burglar-scaring flashlight ... ginning up a go board ... designing the SR-71 ... galaxy class transports ... huge fricken airplanes ... the real reason airplanes fly ... weekly pick: hand-crank flashlight ... weekly pick: America's Best Essays ... weekly pick: K.P. Bath, "Secret of Castle Cant" ... weekly pick: Col-pop ... snow showers in Rochester
Direct download: 94__Spitting_wooden_nickels.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

Can you hear me now? ... Mike is back, his wife is away ... climbing on Mom's head ... powerbook batteries ... the upside-the-head iPhone app ... turning 40 ... Old Man's Haven ... scrambled eggs ... cooking potatoes for an hour and a half ... scotch ... the Lagavulin ... making circuit boards ... this is NOT UL listed ... the secret Morse message that we don't want Dad to hear ... learning Morse code ... the question mark with an umlaut ... rescuing Bear's cousin ... SOS... and M ... weekly pick: An Inconvenient Truth ... weekly pick: Simple French Food, by Richard Olney ... weekly pick: From Good to Great, by Jim Collins
Direct download: 93__SOS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

The mute button says ``no'' ... the kind of function not to get backward ... accessing a Skype widget ... Uncle Steve has a lot of good ideas, but ... in the realm of marketing sanity ... no late fee, except that it stops ... for 50 cents we'll sms you the plot summary ... an 11 dollar can of pringles ... English to Chinese to English ... the Backstroke of the West ... ``He is in my behind'' ... helicopters tied to the ground ... ``I’m your mother, Luke'' ... OK Go dancealike contest ... the difficulty of choreography ... Ringo Starr looking good at 67 ... death is a big handicap ... visiting Lenin ... Ho Chi Minh in Grant's tomb ... the power of 6+ hours of sleep ... dreams in cache ... naked falling dreams -- next topic ... three natural fears ... weekly pick: the intrade prediction markets ... guaranteed to win, if you have infinite resources ... weekly pick: really excellent eggs ... weekly pick: feltron.com ... weekly pick: weeds ... the weetotaler
Direct download: 92__Backstroke_of_West.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Overcoming technical difficulties ... White House nyah-nyahs ... Mitt Romney's not in your five? ... instant runoff voting and the Green Party ... upgrades to Studio G ... lack of insulation ... winter heating bills ... a lava lamp for Christmas ... impressive computer meltdowns ... backup habits ... ``Iceberg, dead ahead!'' ... Winning the Game ... Remembering Douglas Adams ... Weekly pick: Ancho chile base recipe ... Weekly pick: The Riches, Weeds ... new Apple technology announcements
Direct download: 91__Iceberg_dead_ahead.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

More than 15 seconds of consciousness ... doesn't bring Bear to mind ... Mary Louise Alcott played who? ... tangent theater 3000 ... approaching our 100th show ... Mike's new job – what the h*** was I thinking? ... one word for you: delegation ... way, way too much of a good thing ... a nice cool refreshing drink out of a fire hose ... contratudolances ... bagel cut diamond ... the wonder bread cut ... cerulean and ... chattaqua ... fuschia shock ... things that take up more of your time than you thought: owning a dog ... Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer ... that's why parents survive the first year ... the Chinese orphanage method ... couch potato greyhounds ... glassbooth survey ... 95% affinity with Dave ... Mike, embarrassed by his pick ... every outcome there is disastrous ... Turkey would have a tur-duck-hen ... putting the ''turd'' in ''tur-duck-hen'' ... no ''being realistic'' about it ... it's all Dartmouth's fault ... maybe not everyone from Dartmouth is evil ... unfounded optimism ... all those norths ... Weekly Pick: glassbooth.org ... Weekly Pick: freerice.com ... Weekly Pick: Vernon Vinge, ''There is a Deepness in the Sky'' ... Weekly Pick: tankless water heater ... getting the heat out of the grey water
Direct download: 90__Bagel-cut_diamond.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

Technically fine ... Behrzagahd ... firing on three cylinders ... a car with 11 cylinders ... 1001 horse carriage ... [Richard drops off] ... homage to the god of technical difficulties ... cognitive dissonance over cars ... a stable of cars ... a non-dog vehicle ... dogs appreciate fine Corinthian leather ... series of disposable Yugos ... Chernobyl mushrooms ... tons of reactive mass ... half-life of concrete ... you can't drop the hoover dam from the sky ... train-full of rotting, irradiated meat ... don't eat cow thyroids ... kiddofspeed.com ... people who take their motorcycle maintenance seriously ... Mutter museum ... Monopoly: going pro ... greatest exemplar since sliced bread ... Huckabee has the best sense of humor ... no, I am a divider ... but I'm not such a friggin idiot to think ... why the caucuses are wrong ... the difference between primaries and caucuses ... corporations should not be persons ... Weekly pick: 17 kings and 42 elephants ... atmospheric vortex engine ... I can't find anything wrong with it ... google.org ... tornado as sail ... Weekly pick: black bean soup ... Weekly pick: grilled cheese and Campbell's tomato soup ... the butter-soakability maximum of bread ... Weekly pick: Robert Harris, Imperium: A novel of ancient Rome
Direct download: 89__Chernobyl_and_the_Art.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT