00040 Permanent Grind: The Proverbial Bathtub of Theseus


  1. Nagging Question: Can You Really Make a Boat out of an Old Bathtub??​​
  2. Flowers of Disgust Ethics Panel: Duck Tales, Allowance Day (1989) wherein Scrooge’s nephews trick him into thinking it’s a day later than it really is, so he will give them their allowance money early, before a certain bicycle sale ends, but the plot backfires after Scrooge’s vast influence among the finance sector causes a ripple effect in which everyone in town becomes convinced it’s a day later – including the bike store! SEGMENT POSTPONED
  3. How Many Bills Can We Name?
  4. Serious Discussion: Is American Democracy Doomed? A Serious Discussion of Matthew Yglesias’ American Democracy Is Doomed (Vox Magazine, 2015)


  • Miniskirt
  • Comin’ Home Baby
  • Shineth Not the Sun

Further Research / Deeper Learning:

00028 Rooster


  1. Giant Chewy SweeTARTS®
  2. Snot & Tears: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
  3. Inappropriate Things to Do with Those Pneumatic Tubes They Have at Banks
  4. …Who Said That??!

Supporting Documents and Further Reading:

00032 Businessman Pretending to Be a Train

  • Listener Emails, Corrections & Addenda
  • Segment 1 – As Bees Bears in Honey Drown: Beekeeping Advice
  • Segment 2 – Reciting Four Famous Speeches at Once
  • Segment 4 – Predictions: Spice Girls Death Order


  • Purple Rain
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street

Supporting Materials

00045 An Eternally Recursive Sequence Of Self Spawning Snoop Doggy Doggs


  • Ethics Panel: If you order water at a restaurant with self-service fountain drinks, is it ok to get the club soda? Can you put a lemon wedge in it?
  • Lesser Known Mnemonic Devices
  • How to Clean a Bathtub in Exactly 32 Steps
  • Reviews of movies h’ain’t none of us ever done seen.

Show Notes:

00044 Richard Dreyfuss in a Bear Costume


  • Reminiscing About People We Have Killed in Self-Defense,
  • Nagging Question: Can You Really Make Gin in an Old Bathtub?
  • Fake Toilet Parts
  • Classic Ill-Fated Fast-Food Ventures: The Burger King Kingdom

Show Notes:

Is Richard Dreyfus still alive?

How to make bathtub gin and skip this podcast

Buzz Aldrin / Snoop Dogg collaboration:

Matthew Newton article

Compilation of 70s-80s BK commercials:

Our Band is an Unstoppable Weapon