Issue One: John McLaughlin Dead at 89

On a scale from one to ten where one is no chance and ten is metaphysical certitude, how likely are you to know who I am talking about in this sentence?  If you didn’t answer ten and then expect John McLaughlin’s ghost to yell:  “WRONG!  the answer is seven!” then you missed out on one…

Why Don’t I Have Olympic Fever?

So my friend Bangs was yelling at me for not watching Michael Phelps win all the medals last night and it WAS a cool story and yay for him but I am still meh. It feels so unAmerican to not go all ape balls about us winning things.  And I am genuinely overwhelmed by how…

Waiting for the Train Episode 23

This week we are missing BNev but she’s alive and will be on our next episode. We discuss: The Olympics, including the collapse of various venues, the raw sewage in the water, and the shady policing. Zika, and how congress doesn’t give a crap if you get it. We try to figure out why Millenials…

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Game of Thrones: The Winds of Winter

Wow. Well. Didn’t this start off with a bang? Literally. I’ll just try to run through everything as quickly as I can, it feels like the end of this season was a lot of fan service, which I can’t say I really mind, but I worry that the first episode next season will ruin it all….

Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards

Preface: Basically this episode made all my dreams come true, so I’m pretty terrified they will crush most of them next week. But for now, let’s just concentrate on some good stuff and enjoy it while we can. Theories/hopes that were realized: Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons kick a$$ Yara and Theon show up and…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Board Game? OK!

Since kids are good at video games and most adults who have kids suck at them, the parents (and kids with bad hand / eye coordination) have made super complicated board games all the rage so the older folks can get their edge back.  So the fact that there wasn’t a game made out of…

Game of Thrones: No One

So we knew this was going to be an Arya heavy episode based on the title of course. But let’s review some other items first. The Hound I was delighted to see him chopping people up, the very people who had killed all his friendly new religious friends. Also he insulted them as he did…