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by David Todd McCarty | Tuesday, October 6, 2015

 

It’s scarf season motherfuckers. That’s right. I’m breaking out my scarves and there’s nothing you can do about it. Black ones, grey ones, yellow ones. Linen, wool, cotton. Long, wide, frayed, infinite loop, keffiyeh. I’ve got em all. And yet, I just bought two more.

I’ve always said that fat men love scarves, but that’s probably not even accurate. A lot of fat men are constantly hot, so maybe a scarf is not the thing for them. What I should say is that this fat man loves scarves, and really, that’s all that matters.

I love scarves because they go with everything. They draw your eye to the face, as opposed to the oversized midsection. They hide and disguise in very clever ways. They are, in effect, quite magical.

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Episode 5.0. Sorry I was late getting this out. Got caught up with life. It happens. No Elise on this one. But Andy called in again and we were finally joined by Michael Kelly who had a very interesting story about Joe Pesci. You’ll forgive the edit, I didn’t have time to go back and record a better intro for him. He did call about an hour late, to be fair.

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by David Todd McCarty | Friday, October 2, 2015

 

We live in an age of disinformation. A world where the Pope says you don’t have to believe in God, Facebook is gunning for your cat photos, and Obama wants your guns.

We have passed through the Information Age and have now entered the Disinformation Age, which is really just a polite way of saying that we have ceased to put any value in the pursuit of truth.

The vast majority of Americans are fine being lied to; many possibly even prefer it. That’s because we have entered a point in our society when we are no longer interested in listening to new information, no matter how relevant or accurate, if it interferes with our current world view. It’s called willful ignorance and it’s ruining our society and forcing us to be further split apart by pundits who profit from speaking falsehoods to an audience desperate to be told they are right.

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A few quick picks including an “action shot” of Elise doing what she does best on the podcast, which is laugh at my stupid shit. She’s a good sport.

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by David Todd McCarty | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

 

“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.” 

― David Foster Wallace

 

I believe in voting.

Democracy is far from perfect, and there is always room for improvement, but the older I get, the more I think it’s about the process. It’s an imperfect system, created by imperfect men, and we do our best with what we’ve been given. It’s easy to get discouraged. It’s easy to let the system beat you down, especially if you watch televised news. It seems hopeless.

But the truth is, you still have a part to play.

I believe in voting because it’s the one tool nearly all Americans have at their disposal to change the world around them. That sounds overly simplistic, but it’s anything but simple.

Voting isn’t about pulling the lever.

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by David Todd McCarty | Thursday, August 27, 2015

 

I don’t do cards. Not for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baptisms, funerals or Christmas. Never did. I don’t believe in them.

In 1996 I met a woman who didn’t believe in cards either. We were married a year later. I’m not saying that was the only reason, but certainly a contributing factor.

She also liked John Denver, so there’s that.

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In which Angry Dave bitches about the old Uncles gas station in Goshen, the overall lack of effort by most people in Cape May County, the firing of Rueben Amaro and the annual Roar to the Shore in Wildwood. Just a short one to pass the time.

The audio is a little funky in the beginning. I was a little hot on the mic I think. Got some clipping, pops, clicks and other happy horseshit. I’ll do better next time.