The Time Has Come!

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

Episode 044: Man Vs. Nature

The epic struggle and eternal conflict. Will and intention versus the implacable and unstoppable press of the world and life in its non-human forms.

In this episode: Josh is humbled by a mountain that he cannot tame. And a hat he should not wear. Keith’s lunatic grandmother attempts to tame the wild using mad potions, poisons and a Blair-Witch-style series of rock walls. Keith’s cute rivalry with a bat, and Josh’s shameful and gruesome one.  The premium put on “playing outside” and how it vexed a young Keith Field and caused him many anxious moments. The return of Speech-Impediment-Timmy.

Kiddie pools and  rampaging horses await your ears.

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Podcast 043: Roommate. Room Hate.

Laverne and Shirley, Kip and Henry, Lenny and Squiggy. They all lied to us from the TV screen. Roommate situations don’t always create true and lasting bonds of camaraderie and friendship to stand the test of the ages and teach us all a little something about life and love.

Sometimes, they just end in stewing pots of resentment and create pockets of pus-filled rage in the skin of our lives, waiting to be lanced and erupt their foul ichor onto whomever squeezes too hard on the memory.  Learn of secrets of a girl Keith refers only to as “Chainmail Coif,” and how her sound of distress can still summon righteous rage in him so many years later. Find out about the dirty business of Josh’s football playing roommates and their very gay obsession with not being gay, by doing very gay things with one another.

But most of all, find out about the arrogant Israeli who condescended to EVERYONE (but especially Keith) and stole Keith’s porn.

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Episode 042: Thumbs Up For Ebert

The world is more interesting and a better place for having had Roger Ebert, his voice and identity in it and a little less wonderful for losing the same. This episode, Josh and Keith look back at “At The Movies” as a character in their lives, and how an ongoing “relationship” with Roger Ebert over the course of a lifetime informed them on issues of art, humanity, friendship, purpose and perspective.

But not before Keith explains how he made a Red Robin restaurant even REDDER with copious amounts of his own blood, the sleep-deprived and chemically induced visions he had of golden feces and Josh unveils his not-quite-ready for prime time impression of handsome actor John Hamm.

Thumbs up (and fists sheltered) for this, our Ebert tribute.

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Episode 041: Ha ha! Joke’s On You!

April, T.S. Elliot wrote, is the cruelest month.  Fitting then that this, our April Fool’s themed show, is the cruelest podcast. Learn of the kind of grim April Showers that Keith once visited upon an unsuspecting workmate.  Witness an airing of grievances over 20 years in the making! Josh is still relatively certain that Keith has invented the closing details and crafted, in essence, a false Philip K. Dick style memory of it. Keith begs to differ and will, if presented with the opportunity, gut-shoot any and all that says different. Satanic rituals for fun and profit (or at least, just to get the Jehovah’s Witness to LEAVE).

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