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Comedy. News Commentary. Technology. Join our Patreon Community to chat w/us or leave a 3 min. or less voicemail msg w/your thoughts @ (541) 314-4271. Thanks for listening! 😎

Comedy. News Commentary. Technology. Join our Patreon Community to chat w/us or leave a 3 min. or less voicemail msg w/your thoughts @ (541) 314-4271. Thanks for listening! 😎


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Comedy. News Commentary. Technology. Join our Patreon Community to chat w/us or leave a 3 min. or less voicemail msg w/your thoughts @ (541) 314-4271. Thanks for listening! 😎






Episode 16 - RIP RBG. M3 & Stacy join me for nonsense, and Please Vote!

My thoughts about RBG's passing, and the President and First Lady being diagnosed with COVID-19. Then M3 and Stacy join me for nonsense, including chat about how some sports memorabilia from my childhood reappeared after about 30 years last week; autographs, baseball, basketball and football cards from the 70's & '80's. A few links related to this episode: RBG Official Movie Trailer via YouTubeRBG on WikipediaNow Twitter 'won't tolerate' tweets hoping someone dies(Engadget)Elvis Presley's...


Episode 15 - Labor Day 2020 & Social Media Distancing

In this episode I spend a few minutes chatting about Labor Day itself, as well as my own personal, online social distancing practices as of late. Strange times indeed, but this too will pass. A few links from this episode: Labor Day on WikipediaTristan Harris' Senate Subcommittee testimony on Persuasive Technolgies via CSPANHappy Labor Day my friends, I truly hope you get to spend some time relaxing today surrounded by love. Keep being great, and doing great things! Support the show...


Random Moments w/Larry's Mom - What not to do during a job interview.

I do enjoy hearing her laugh, my mom. Makes me feel good. You don't get to hear it much here, because it's a crappy cellphone connection, but it sure was great to hear. Here's some advice from us on what not to say during a job interview. Sometimes brutal honesty isn't appreciated. Just sayin' Hope you had a great weekend my friends! Support the show (


"Never Talk About Your Feelings." Red Forman for President 2020!

Sorry, but M3 cracks me the hell up. Chatting on our cellphones last night, with terrible reception. This may not be funny to you, as the whole Red Forman for President thing has been played out, but remember... I don't give a shit what you think. 😆 Just kidding, of course. See how this works? The call made me laugh. Writing this post made me laugh. Thinking of you shaking your head at us & rolling your eyes like Stacy sort of did when I played this for her, makes me smile. It's a win,...


Episode 14 - Nothing but nonsense, like Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.

For real? Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr. will be putting on an exhibition bout on September 12th. An 8- round exhibition, but of course they're talking lotsa' smack about knocking each other out. Pay Per View for charity, as I understand it, but still...I won't watch it. It is, however, just the type of nonsense I need to chat about today. It's been a strange summer for everyone, with so much change and so much to think about. I just haven't been feeling the creative vibes the last several...


Episode 13 - Facial Recognition & Other News

Independence Day recap with Music Man Mark, as well as our thoughts on other news recently, including all the chatter about facial recognition. If you missed it, here's a link to our short Independence Day release We're All In This Together featuring a few minutes of JFK's Inaugural Address. For the complete speech & video please visit the JFK Library Links discussed about Facial Recognition: Facial recognition leads to first wrongful U.S. arrest, activists say (NBC NEWS)The two-year...


Independence Day 2020 - We're All In This Together

Thought I'd share a little more insight from JFK on our official Independence Day here is the U.S., this time from his 1961 Inaugural Address. For the complete speech & video please visit the JFK Library We're All In This Together Be a part of the solution, not the problem. Never try to fight hate & division with more hate & division, it'll never work. We are the government. Yes, you. We are the law enforcement. Again, yes, you. We are the teachers. We are the students. We are, we...not...


Episode 12 - The Social Media Conundrum

If a social media platform needs to travel 3.7 miles and is traveling at 78 MPH, how long before someone complains about how they're doing it? Right. The Social Media Conundrum: What's Your Opinion? Drop your thoughts in 3 minutes or less by calling (541) 314-4271 A few of the articles discussed in this episode: More than half of Twitter's ‘Reopen America’ calls from bots, study finds (ZDNet)DoJ's Section 230 proposal seeks more (and less) moderation online (Engadget)Americans don't...


Episode 11 - Immersive Video Technologies - What's Your Opinion?

VR. AR. Magic Leap. Faro. Leica. Oculus. Apple. It's all the rage these days. I check in with a few friends to see how they're using 3D Laser Scanning & Immersive Video Technologies today, and share some of my thoughts on consumer & professional applications. Guests in this episode include: Imaging ForensicsThe complete discussions with these guests will be released to patrons-only later this week/month. What's Your Opinion? Drop your comments in 3 minutes or less at (541) 314-4271 A few...


Episode 10 - Stockpiles, JFK, Mom, Music Man Mark & frankly, Pussy Galore.

Man did I get peeved at Jared Kushner's comments about who the Federal Stockpile is for. I'm over it. "Just Jared being Jared", a friend of mine said. Very true. Music Man Mark uploaded a couple of riffs recently, which made me smile. Like this one he called "Dusty Hot West Texas Day". Had a friend share some art via video, another shared some magic. I see love everywhere I go lately too, like Spring has really sprung, despite the global pandemic...and it makes me smile. Anyway, Mom & I...


JFK - A Tax Cut They Can Understand

Excerpts from JFK's Remarks Before the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 19, 1963. JFK discusses his position on Federal Government, and that it is NOT a remote bureaucracy. That the Federal Government is the people. The entire speech is only 21 minutes, and is available via the link above. Taxes. Economy. Recession. Budgets. It's a very complex machine, but the concept is not that difficult. We are a hybrid economy, both capitalism & socialism. Get over it, and get...


Episode 9 - Let's NOT Go Viral. Please. (CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL EPISODE)

SPECIAL EDITION. SPECIAL EPISODE. WE'RE SPECIAL, DAMN IT! So much to talk about. I can't tell you how much I wish there was more time to talk to the ones that I love. The ones I want to listen to, more than anything. Sometimes, I have to talk about or deal with bad things. Sometimes, really, really bad things. Recently, a family friend passed, but it was it a blessing. It was. RIP Joe Stansfield. Other stuff in this episode: The HurryCaneTom Hanks, shares some good news. (CNN...


Episode 8 - We Are Americans.

"America must win this war. Therefore I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice . I will endure. I will fight cheerfully, and do my utmost as if the issue of the whole struggle, depended on me alone." - Martin A. Treptow (Link to video on YouTube) You've heard it all before, I know. I'm going to listen to it again, with or without you. Just sayin. Also in this episode: Amber SchroaderParaben CorporationWork/Life BalanceListener E-Mail:Music Man MarkAlways wishing you & yours all the...


Happy Monday! Monthly Episodes?

Calling a thought in from a quick break from work, as I have no idea how I'm going to find time to keep up my current schedule...let alone my hobby. (Sorry for the quality of the call) Thinking we may go to one episode per month. Next one should be out mid-March, then likely another early-to-mid April. Unfortunately, the vast majority of my schedule is out of my hands. Like travel. Ugh. Anyway, we're not going anywhere...just trying to find time for the people & things we love most, like...


Work/Life Balance: This is Gonna Be Good. Grab the Tissues.

A mom. A well respected digital evidence pioneer. A well known & established CEO. Thank you, Amber, for all that you do! Literally made my eyes leak. Sending love, always. XOXOXO Support the show (


Episode 7 - It's All About Balance

Work/Life Balance, that's the topic of this month's "What's Your Opinion?" segment. It's not a funny topic to begin with, and one that's been an area of focus for me since moving out west over 10 years ago (one of the key reasons for the move). I have always struggled with Work/Life Balance, because frankly I'm always working. Anyway, I share a few personal experiences and thoughts on the topic throughout this episode. Drop your thoughts at (541) 314-4271 Articles Referenced: FBI...


Episode 6 - Encryption, Privacy, Work/Life Balance & Nonsense

On the road, so I apologize in advance for some of the quality issues in this episode. In this episode, I chat about our "What's Your Opinion?" topics to-date, share some related news articles that caught my eye, and toss in some nonsense with me & Mark. A few links referenced in the show: Encryption Backdoors, The Illusion of Privacy The Age of Suveillance Capitalism(Amazon books)DOJ Says FBI Cracked Lev Parnas's iPhone 11 in Two Months Even as It Demands Apple BackdoorGizmodoUN calls...


Episode 5 - Consumer Privacy Awareness Month & CCPA

A brand new decade, already a ton of news from all fronts; political, international, technology, environment, and privacy. I hereby declare January "Consumer Privacy Awareness Month". I'll be chatting about the CCPA, Cambridge Analytica, and personal privacy & security practices in our "What's Your Opinion?" segment this month. Share your thoughts, drop a voicemail message for us at (541) 314-4271 Support the show (


Random Moment w/Larry's Mom - Casual Sunday Call to Check-in 😎

My to-do list nearly done for the day, I check in with my mom to see how things are going. Typically the type of thing I'd release to patrons via their private RSS feeds, but...wth. 😎 Hope your week is off to a great start! Support the show


Theodore Roosevelt Recording: "Why the bosses oppose the Progressive Party"

Michigan State Univeristy Libraries houses a phenomenal collection of audio recordings from Presidents of The United States throughout history, including the oldest known recordings done by Edison himself. Here's one from my main man, Teddy. Talk about going off grid. This guy was the King of off grid. Target of the largest monopolies, pigeonholed into Vice Presidency. Shot before giving a speech, went on with it anyway. Surely Carnac the Shitty POTUS supporters will find some way to...