The Time Has Come!

Discussions of life and such from lifelong friends. And such.

Episode 014: Halloween and a Boy Named Joao

It is time again for boys and girls to don masks under the cover of darkness and make demands for goods with threats of force to their neighbors in a spree of mini-home invasions. Halloween! The best time of the year.

Josh and Keith recount their rocky and storied friendship and past with a fellow misfit and how it came to pass that they spent a Halloween together. Keith’s shameful history of un-scary costumes through the ages. Also the history of crypto-racist sentiment towards Asians growing up and perhaps our most shameful show-opener ever. And more!  Good stuff.

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Episode 013: I’m In a New York State of Mind

“If I can…make it there…I’ll make it (boom, boom) anywhere; it’s up to you, New York! New York!”

But they didn’t quite make it there. Learn about Josh and Keith’s appearance on the MONTEL WILLIAMS show in the 90s and how Keith (in decidedly UN-Keith like fashion) clammed up when the recording light was lit. Keith tells a harrowing tale of love gone wrong, a dark and unhealthy relationship culminating in a Richard-Lewis-ian “date from hell” as he got caught between the moon and New York City.  But the best he could do, the best that he could do was to spend all his money on a girl who set about to torture him.

Josh’s quasi-mugging (sort of) on the way to the city and his bonding with a particularly whimsical panhandler are also discussed.

It’s a celebration of the greatest city in the world. Sort of.

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Episode 012: Breakin’ the Law! Breakin’ the Law!

The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows!

But eff the Shadow. Josh and Keith did not know and wanted juuuust a little bite of that fruit at some point, to determine just how bitter it might be. In this episode: On a whim, Keith causes an FBI manhunt, Josh gets busted by the cops for a crime he did not commit (sorta), Keith gets injured doing semi-vandalism (for the kicks, man, for the kicks) and the boys become arrow-thieves. Also: The Goshen Fair and the history of crime it has in the Dobbin family.

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Episode 011: Take This Job and Shove It

In honor of Labor Day, Josh and Keith talk about work and job stories.  You will make a run for the border when Keith explains what secret ingredient once flavored the tacos of Taco Bell, back in the day. Josh shares a first-hand account of when the dotcom bubble went bust.

Also discussed: public bathroom etiquette and the violations thereof and a chilling tale of a young boy who claimed to be the son of Satan himself. (Story also involves poop.)

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