TRJE 297: Chocolate Chip Cookies All Covered in Cheese

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“There is something special about what I do — my writing, my podcasting. I spend hours and hours, weeks and weeks, months and months on things that completely fail. It’s like being dragged naked across hot gravel for 10 miles, only to be thrown into salt water. But that’s far less painful than not trying at all.” – The Distracted Philosopher

This week George Washington, struggling millionaires, car hacks, and other random stuff.

A few recent news stories have caused me to revisit George Washington’s farewell address — specifically the section where he says political parties will cause serious damage to the governments ability to function — he was right. And I’m sure he didn’t have any cow eyeballs in his rectum. Well, pretty sure.

You can find all links referred to in the show (well, some of them) on my twitter feed @regisjack.

This is episode #297 for Monday, July 27, 2015 and clocked in at 30 minutes, 19 seconds

TRJE 296: You Have Offended Me

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“We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; …” – Thomas Jefferson (from the Draft of the US Constitution)

This week breastfeeding in Target, shunning people, Real Names, and other random stuff.

After returning from vacation, the following words seem significant. Discombobulated. Abashed. Confused. Disordered. Disoriented. Distressed. Mixed-up. Distracted. Offended.

You can find all links referred to in the show (well, some of them) on my twitter feed @regisjack.

This is episode #296 for Monday, July 20, 2015 and clocked in at 33 minutes, 05 seconds

TRJE 295: I’m Not Even Supposed To Be Here

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“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ― Arthur C. Clarke

This week I talk about change, the last public execution in the US, celebrity twitter chat, and other random stuff.

The time for change is upon me. Change is coming. While some people fear change, I NEED change. Some vending machines require exact change. Some change can be good, some change can be bad, but sometimes bad is good — because Michael Jackson was bad, but he wasn’t BAD. With great change comes heavy pockets and the need for a belt. So with an average weighted heart (at least I assume it’s average, I haven’t actually remove it to weight it) I say to you — I am the Distracted Philosopher. One man, multiple personalities, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all. “Look at my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

You can find all links referred to in the show (well, some of them) on my twitter feed @regisjack.

This is episode #295 for Monday, July 13, 2015 and clocked in at 15 minutes, 47 seconds

TRJE 294: Your Fireworks Are Racist

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“The Statue Of Liberty, a gigantic woman trapped on a tiny island from which she can never escape. Symbolizes Freedom.” – The Oatmeal from the comic, America explained to Non-Americans.

This week I play the game “Turn Signal or Pedophile”, talk about fireworks, lean that homeless people are actually people, and other random stuff.

If you’ve never heard me play, “Turn Signal or Pedophile,” now is your chance. It’s fun game anyone can play! The rules are simple, you use your turn signal or else or a … I think you get the picture. But this game is backed by science, it’s not just something I made up.

I also talk about Robin Thicke’s “nightmare” (yes, millionaires have real problems too), 5 days in plane, robot killers (not terminators), BoJack Horseman, and eventually I get biblical for some strange reason.

You can find all links referred to in the show (well, some of them) on my twitter feed @regisjack.

This is episode #294 for Monday, July 6, 2015 and clocked in at 23 minutes, 41 seconds

TRJE 293: Your Droids, They’ll Have To Wait Outside

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“We have joy, we have fun, we go streaking in the sun, and the cops do not care ’cause we wear our underwear” – Unknown

This week on the podcast, I honestly don’t care anymore, and other random stuff.

This is what I see/hear, “We’re sorry, we don’t serve your kind here, or sell groceries to your kind, or rent to your kind, or employ your kind, or provide medical attention to your kind, because of our beliefs and we should not be forced to provide any type of service to you or your family. You’ll have to go somewhere else. But you’ll probably find there are other people that believe the same things we do so you won’t have much luck anywhere else.”

And I see/hear this, “We’re sorry, but we hate your kind and want all of your kind dead or at least kill some of your kind so that the rest will be scared and leave for somewhere that likes your kind.”

And none of this was utter by a flag. No one mentioned a flag during all of this. People are hateful without flags.

Oh, and AT&T sold me a 30 day international data plan that started on 5/27. On day 30, which is 6/25, they expired the plan and charged me $300+ dollars for used data. So technically, my 30 day plan was only active for 29 days. Count for yourselves, 5/27 – 5/31 is 5 days inclusive, then add 25 for June. AT&T said they’d fix it, but I won’t really know until I see the bill. Seems a shady practice. I thought a 30 day plan covered a full 30 days.

Also, no flag was involved in my AT&T transaction.

Oh, and the US flag has stood for inequality and bias longer then any Confederate flag did.

This was episode #293 for Monday, June 29, 2015 and clocked in at 12 minutes, 35 seconds