This And That Podcast

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Show 32 This And That Podcast

Show 32 This And That Podcast
(week of October 17, 2005)

32 minutes | 44.6 MB

This And That with Jeff and Pat is This And That with Jeff and Carol this week. Yes - Carol is guest-host for Pat and does a smashing job. We talk about October (and being German), running for breast cancer, Jeff's car problems, hybrid cars, marriage fraud, and the Bush library location among other things. We also have an audio column from Dave Loebig of Random Digressions as well as the Dallas Minute!

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Show Notes:

Rolling The 'R's
OctoberFest And New Beginnings
Runing For Breast Cancer
October Is The Month Of...
Adopting A Foreign Child
Jeff's Car Problems
Jeff's New Car - What Will It Be?
Hybrid Economics
Dave Loebig: Spam Rant
     * Random Digressions
Marriage Fraud And When Do You Reveal Skeletons?
The Bush Library
Dallas Minute
     * Crescent Ciy
     * "Crowns" - Dallas Theater Center
     * Metro Diner

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  • At October 19, 2005 , Anonymous Michael said...

    Glad that the show is back! Although Carol did an excellent job, I hope to hear Pat back on soon! It's just not the same without Pat.

    Jeff, I took Spanish for 2 years and, I could never roll the R's either!

  • At October 19, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The show is great!
    Jeff - FYI: Laura Bush graduated from SMU in 1968.
    Carolina - You are fatastico. I like your voice.
    Pat - Come back ASAP! We need your giggle.

  • At October 19, 2005 , Blogger Chris Hughes said...

    Oh Brother....

    1 - The state quarters will not all be issued for many more years.

    2 - You can buy a Ford Escape Hybrid SUV today!

    3 - UD was founded in Dallas. They moved the Campus to Irving later. Hence the name confusion.

    Carol, you have a nice radio voice, balanced by a complete lack of economic insight.

    Jeff, about time you had some right wing leaning nut jobs on the progam.

    Now about W's library, here are the issues:

    1 - Baylor: Waco is close to Crawford. Of course Waco is in the middle of no where which is its downfall.
    2 - TTech is close to all of W's old cronies. But its also in nowwheresville.
    3 - SMU is wired with the Laura Bush thing - but SMU has no room to build the Library.
    4 - UD has tons of land, is close to the airport, has access to 16 major highways - so its all about access and land.

    SMU is the favorite. I think UD is a longshot - but it has a unique set of attributes which may put it into contention.

    ***DUMP PAT***!!!!

  • At October 20, 2005 , Blogger Owner said...

    My October ritual is to follow the words of a Nanci Griffith song - "open up the window and let in October". Nothing like the cool weather that autumn brings.

    I've driven a civic hybrid for 2 and a half years now. I'm one of the very few here in Texas. Pickup trucks and suvs appear to be the vehicles of choice here. Apparently they really need that 4-wheel drive action for all the snow we get in Dallas. ;-) Or the off roading the soccer moms do...

    I don't think you have to reveal skeletons at the very start of a new relationship. But that closet darn well better be open before you get married. Just my opinion. Your mileage may vary (sticking with the hybrid theme).

  • At October 20, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Michael, thanks for the kind words (and glad I'm not the only one that had the trouble with the r's.

    Anonymous - Thanks!

    Chris - Man, you're vicious! Good insights into the Bush location. You know, SMU also has a Laura Bush 'garden'.

    Tom - I think you are probably a rare on in TX with a hybrid. But it's good to know they are are working well! On the "skeleton" piece, you make a good point and after thinking about it a bit more, I think that probably every situation and every personality dynamic probably makes each situatoin a bit different. I like your bottom line though - make sure all the skeletons are out before you get married.

  • At October 24, 2005 , Blogger bpende said...

    I drive a Honda Insight, and have driven it for about 50k. I love it death. I have to say that I think the Total Cost of Ownership only further reflects that we Americans could give a shit what we do to the world.

    Hybrids, alternative fueled vehicles, and other Ultra Low Emission Vehicles - some of which are straight gas powered - are about more than just saving gas costs. I mean, think about it.

    If you think about it, you could stay warmer if you raised the temperature in the offices, wore togas and wool tights. We'd be able to get better dietary input from some kind of basic protein, dietary pill. I'd make more money if I could just beat people up in the street and take their money.

    All of these, as pure ideas, make sense. The only way that these ideas no longer make sense is when you take other outside issues into account. My point here is that Hybrid vehicles are more than just Total Cost of Ownership, IMHO.

    Whew.... gotta climb off that soapbox for a while.

    Jack Black - comedian and star of "School of Rock"
    Jack White - musician and artist in band called, "The White Stripes"

    Carol's a nice substitute - even though she's an apologist for the corrupt Shrub regime - , but I hope that we'll hear Pat back.

    Bush Library?! Are you frickin' kidding me?! 200 to 300 million to store coloring books?! WTF?! I know he doesn't use eMail... I'm not sure if he can. What the heck else are we gonna store in there?! Enough from me... I've got nothing else to say nice there...

  • At October 24, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Brad, Americans have been buying gas-powered automobiles for about 80 years now. It's generally not considered immoral (like beating people up and taking their money) by conventional wisdom to do this.

    So - you may be technially correct - that folks should consider all the consequences on the environment and their neighbors and fellow citizens when they make an automobile purchase, I think it would be a stretch to count on people to do this. It's not really human nature.

    That's why, as short-term and self-centered as it is (I agree), once total cost of ownership is lower for hybrids, world-wide sales for them will be higher.

    So - I think you're right and am glad that you think through the circle of benefits when you make purchases like this. But I think short-term pragmatism will rule the day on what will ultimately stimulate demand for hybrids.

    Bush Library - yea, my sentiments exacctly. See George Run....

  • At October 27, 2005 , Blogger joe said...

    Hey guys - as soon as you can a hybrid F150 truck, I will be moving to the US!

    Seriously, I'd love to get an F150, but here in the UK we drive shitty, small engined cars, or big slow, noisy diesels. No-one can afford the fuel prices (unless they're famous footballers and then they import trucks from the US anyway!!)

    Nice show again guys.

  • At October 27, 2005 , Blogger joe said...

    Oops - I forgot to say to Carol: I love your accent!

    Nice podcast debut, was it a little nerve wracking?

  • At October 27, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Hi Joe. I'll bet the hybrid trucks are on their way. Here's an article I found about the GMC Sierra Hybrid Long Bed Truck -

    Thanks for the nice words!

  • At October 30, 2005 , Anonymous Michel said...

    How things smooth out there...miss your weekly shows! On complaint though...can you make it so that "anyone" can comment on you blog instead of just people with Blogger accounts?

  • At November 02, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Michel, I'll look into it. I THINK that because we use the Blogger software to build these templates, we're sort of forced into their paradigm for comments. But I will look into it.

  • At November 02, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Michel -

    You use the ANONYMOUS selection!!


  • At November 02, 2005 , Blogger Chris Hughes said...

    Hey BPENDE -

    > Bush Library?! Are you frickin' kidding me?! 200 to 300 million to store coloring books?!

    Ya know that will be a better use of space than the Porn Stash in the Clinton Library!! Ha!!


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