Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Episode 53 - Decision 2020 Pre Game Show or Whatever

We recorded this one at around 7pm EST.  

Some polls are closed, some are open, some people are still in line.  I conducted a completely (scientifically) useless twitter poll.  Many of our US friends voted in advance.  Many of them didn't have lines.  That said, my twitter following probably skews kinda white.  Still, it was nice of people to respond.

The lineups are a sign of a fragile democracy.  That said, a lot of people voted by mail. or in advance some other way.

This got us talking about democratic norms, transfers of power and all that.  Everything from the Algiers Putsch to President Clark in Babylon 5.  

Don't screw this up America.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Episode 52 - The All New Honda Freebee

Originally Ken and I were going to hop on Skype and talk about reopening economies.

Then, the murder of George Floyd happened.

So, we couldn't not talk about that.  So we did.  Though, really, we agree that white people ought to be doing a lot more listening and a lot less talking right now.  We of course both agree that Black Lives Matter.

This of course is all happening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, is this 1968?  Canada is doing something like a UBI that people thought about a lot back then.  There are people in the streets who are (justifiably) angry.  There are even launches of spacecraft.

Of course our usual smattering of Star Trek, The Expanse and other sci fi was in there as well.  No tech really this time.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and, if you didn't hear us the first time BLACK LIVES MATTER.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Episode 51 - Chock Full of Plagues

Actual t shirt that I'm wearing as I type this
We're back, and better than ever.  Oh and there's a plague and we're all working from home.

Also, Ken is now in entirely different city, so we're doing this over Skype for the first time.

So of course we're talking COVID, we're talking bubonic plague and other stuff.  Other stuff being the 1918 Influenza epidemic for example, and AIDS in the 1980s.

Babylon 5 is full of plagues.  Star Trek, every Star Trek series, is really chock full of plagues.

Hey wait, that's not a bad title, chock full of plagues, I think I might use that.

I don't think anyone is playing The Division currently.

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