The Time Has Come!

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

Episode 048: For the Love of Crap

There’s some pleasures that are guilty and some you don’t even bother apologizing for. Josh and Keith explore the world of crap they know is crap, but have loved through the ages.

ALSO (and perhaps more importantly): Learn the secret of the most powerful snacking acronym ever: TWC. Your life *will* change upon unlocking its power.  And the boys introduce you to  a new and fun game for you to play when alone in your car or shopping.

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Episode 047: Babycakes and the 600 Pound Crush

Spring! When a young man’s fancy turns to love. Only it usually isn’t really love, but the fairy-gold version of it: The crush. The everywhere-ache of heart and gut that leaves one breathless and frazzled.

Josh and Keith talk about what is is to be crushed in such a fashion: Cartoon crushes from childhood, TV crushes, real-life schoolyard ones and beyond.

Learn of the mannish schoolmarm teacher who won a young Keith Field’s heart by her Tolkien posters. Josh’s free-giveaway phone fiasco and how it nearly undid him. The lengths to which young boys go for no reason when in dread service to the whims of the crush! All this and more. Crazy Grandma-Field stories of racism and sumo, too.

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Episode 046: The Games People Play

Shall we play a game?” intoned the robotic 1980s computer-generated JOSHUA computer voice to a zitty young and innocent Matthew Broderick who had yet to be seduced by the horse-faced Sarah Jessica Parker.  That conversation nearly destroyed the world in a rain of nuclear fire.

So too with this one.

Josh and Keith talk about games and the playing of games; of what games mean and what games meant. Board games and the ritual of gathering they entail: Dare you learn the dread secret of the Inscrutable Mr. Hat(TM), The World’s Most Notorious And Mysterious Man? (Hint: It involves Keith cheating shamelessly at MONOPOLY) Find out how a young Josh invented both the cause and cure for OCD over one too many games of PERFECTION.  The hidden-mini-game of managing Keith’s unstable  cousin during family board game sessions… Keith’s broken compact with Old Scratch, and how Josh has misremembered Philip-K.-Dick-False-memory-style the key player of a story for over 25 years.

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Episode 045: Robots and Spacemen

“I like to read books about ROBOTS and SPACEMEN!” is something an enthusiastic young boy might exclaim.  Keith would most likely hit that child.

This episode is all about sci-fi heresies; stuff you’d expect Josh and Keith to love, but will be SHOCKED AND AMAZED that they don’t.  Find out Keith’s loathing for all things STAR TREK, Josh’s loathing for all things STAR TREK post 1969, Keith’s inhuman loathing for the humanity of E.T. and much, much more.

Also in this episode: The weird lies of Cage-Head through the years, the suicide of TV game show host Ray Combs and the strange and terrible connection he, Meatloaf and Gary Collins have with the Field/Brown/Raimondi fusion household.

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