Breaking down fitness after fifty

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The guys are no spring chickens but love keeping in shape regards of what that shape is. Gerry has completed three full marathons in his lifetime while Matt still competes in powerlifting just because he likes it. They talk about their own personal relationship with fitness, what keeps them motivated, and they take a brief look at the latest fitness trends.

#29 Eat the Rich!

It’s quite fashionable to hate rich people. Even if you’re a millionaire, you can still loathe those awful billionaires and for some, they deserve to be reviled. Money is the root of all evil, so let Otis and Demps take yours if only to save you from evil itself. Seriously, give a listen to the discussion and have a laugh on the guys’ dime as they explore the runaway American dream of getting rich and living like there’s no tomorrow. As the Stoics preached; “Memento Mori” which, if you know Latin like Otis does, is a reminder that we are born to die so don’t waste your time!

#28 Addicted to Sports

Every kid has fond memories of getting their ass kicked in sports one way or another.  Were you aware that the art of playing is hard-wired into all animals, including humans?  I bet you do now! Join the guys as they playfully discuss people’s obsession with pro sports, the art of play, and what can go wrong when we take things to far. Be sure to listen to the end where Otis discusses outfoxing a fox. 

#27 Cancel Culture and Comedy!

When can we cancel “cancel culture”? Haven’t we all had enough of this exhaustive and disturbing social experiment? Our team is joined today by veteran journalist and stand-up comic, Rob Gavin. Rob, known for his reporting on the NXIVM Cult, dives deep into the serious business of being funny for a living. Listen as the guys consider if the whole cancel culture in comedy is more of a witch hunt that the actual Salem trials. As Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote in “Young Goodman Brown”, “the fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of men.” We don’t know what that means but we aim to find out. 

#26 Social Media Breakdown

Do you recall Myspace? Well ok, boomer! Just kidding. Social media appeared on the “scene” in the early 2000’s and what started as a fun way to share pictures and stories with family and friends has become a Jekyll and Hyde scenario with respect to the ways social media is used. People use it for everything from sharing cat videos and tender moments to threatening violence and spreading fake news. Once again, we are reminded of the danger of unintended consequences. We also find out about Matt’s private coffee mug collection, so give a listen and leave us you thoughts in the comments section! Sponsorships: on for this episode

#25 Is Music truth?

Who doesn’t loves rocking out to your favorite tune as you’re flooring your bitchin’ Camaro down the highway? Music is as essential to humanity as water and air are to life itself. Please join us and have a listen as the boys delve into the world of music and touch on how the soundtracks of our lives energize, comfort, or even make us wonder how a band as sucky as the “Eagles” have become an iconic part of the fabric of “Merika, as Otis likes to say.

#24 In DOGE we trust!

What is DOGE coin? Well, if you have some spare change in a couch cushion you may want to open a Robinhood account right now and start buying it up. Investing in cryptocurrencies like DOGE is the latest rage and possibly the future according to some, while others consider it snake oil and even an existential threat to world order! Our hosts scratch the surface and discuss DOGE, why SNL is so bad even when we want them to succeed and why Elon Musk refuses to stick to what he is good at, which seems to be smoking weed on the other famous podcast!

Pet Mania!

What’s more American than owning a pet? We don’t know so the boys sought out and found a Canadian to answer this question. Kara Fernstrom, host of “The Conquest of Bliss” and resident of the Great White North joins our favorite idiots and does a tremendous job “herding the cats” as they say. Join along for the fun and some more serious conversations about how a dog saved Demps’ life, whether a black cat is truly thinking about murder as it forces you to pet it, and why the phuck did Otis have 20 cats at one point in his life!

The Disney Experience!

Where is the happiest place on earth? If you said Disney, there may be something wrong with you. Walt Disney is dead but his dream lives on and for some of us, it’s more of a nightmare. Both Otis and Demps have done their time at the Magic Kingdom and the results are in. Come take a listen as they dissect the good, the bad the and phucked-up nature of one of America’s strangest obsessions. The best part is, it won’t cost you four months’ salary!