Episode Feb 15, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss big eyed Bratz dolls, Emily’s trust in the flu shot, man flu, costume repair using brass brads, the world’s cheapest ($29) vacuum repair, combining tinkering with a rental business, the amazing prowess of propane truck drivers, a quick analysis of auctioneer-types, cowboy tongue twisters, Biddy Bodder, the overblown fantasy of Trucker’s hats, denim stripes under the microscope, six categories of drunkenness, attempts to create the perfect childhood for your children, a surprise discovery about the patron saint of beekeeping, “UR not that fat” on candy hearts & as political manifesto, the possible misnomer of “higher learning”, breaking down the phrase “I’m just kidding”, how product placement & cultural indoctrination has destroyed movies, the subliminal messaging of athletic clothing, contemplating the end of middle school dances, sugar overload thanks to the fundraising bake sale, baskets of puppies, tearing up, kids who are too nervous to eat or go to the bathroom in new situations, the evasion strategies of people living at intersections, a problematic plastic fork that led to food waste, minimizing your exposure to heart tweaking music, getting your dog back with dirty laundry, heart-shaped prime rib for Valentine’s Day, a perplexing sign at the VFW, shoveling needed to Norman’s door, defining organic ducks, blanket resistance to affirmations, mastering the art of writing checks - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Grayson [Giving Up on Giving Up]; Robert Resnik [All Kinds of Weather]; Gold Town [Coal Burning Smokestack].

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