Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright…Download Episode 52!

Bob Dylan

In this episode we discuss North Korean threats, Kentucky’s passage of  somewhat controversial hemp bill, China’s loss of roughly HALF of their rivers, James Holme’s facing the death penality, and Facebook’s Android announcement set for tomorrow (isn’t it great always getting the news a day early on the internet?).  Sorry, we don’t discuss Bob Dylan and his muffled voice concerts.  But, if you want 3 hours of excellent folk music angst, watch “No Direction Home.”  It will give you an understanding of a complicated musician.  Anyway, enough babbling.  Get to it and head to iTunes or your favorite podcast catcher for Episode 52!

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Schmorgascast Episode 50!

Celebrate our first 50 episodes of stupidity!

Celebrate our first 50 episodes of stupidity!

Thanks for listening to our ramblings for 50 episodes!  It’s crazy to think we’ve been doing this podcast since last February.  I think this is the point at which most people say “look at how far we’ve come” and introduce new sponsors and money…but no, we have been and will continue doing this for free.  In this episode we talk about the future of the podcast, including: making a new logo, hopefully introducing a new website, and having guests on this year.  We also talk about the final verdict in the Steubenville rape case, whether or not you should go to graduate school, the Galaxy S4 announcement, and commercialization of scientific ideas.  Give is a listen and shoot us some feedback about where you’d like to see the podcast go in the future!

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RETRACTION (last week we said the Porsche 928 was garbage and the 944 was good):

Porsche 928...actually much better than a Porsche 944.

Porsche 928…basically a rounded 944 with the possibility of a V8.  They both suck.  Get a 911.

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Schmorgascast Episode 45!

Snow

This is what we call “snow” in Kentucky

If you’re in the northeast and still digging out from “Nemo” (when did snow storms start to get their own names?), then pop in some ear buds and listen to Schmorgascast Episode 45!  In this episode we talk about a girl flipping off a judge, George Bush painting himself naked, upcoming PlayStation news, the mythical Chromebook “pixel,” and some natural gas and solar panel news.  Give it a listen through iTunes or stream it on the right side of this screen.  Or, you can always copy the link below into a podcast app when adding a new podcast:

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A New Work Week and A New Schmorgascast (#42)!

Goodbye weekend.  Hello work week.

Goodbye weekend. Hello work week.

This week’s Schmorgascast has topics ranging from John McAfee and bath salts to the movie “Gasland” and the website Kickstarter.  Give it a listen from the RSS feed below or from iTunes!  As always, throw us some feedback at schmorgascast@gmail.com or @schmorgascast on Twitter!

 

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Schmorgascast Episode 41!

Schmorgascast gets a new home...in James's home.

Schmorgascast gets a new home…in James’s home.

We’ve moved locations for our 41st episode and relocated above-ground.  We’re still working out the audio, which is much clearer but somewhat hollow, but stick with us while we fine tune it.  In this episode we talk about the current rape allegations about 2 high school football players in Steubenville, OH and how Anonymous has become involved in the case.  We then talk about how a 700 lb. woman is losing weight (keeping to our weekly promise of getting off topic).  Then we cover what will be the innovations in tech you can expect to see at the Consumer Electronics Show this year.  And finally, James introduces some new developments with the U.S. and the Kyoto Protocol and how we are lowering our CO2 output.  Give it a listen guys and let us know what you think of the new setup and how we can improve!

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New Schmorgascast Setup!

Schmorgascast gets a new home...in James's home.

Schmorgascast gets a new home…in James’s home.

Today Schmorgascast moves a few houses away, above the ground, and into its own room!  And we are recording Episode 41 as well!  Give it a listen later, and let us know what you think of the new digs and the audio quality.

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Near and Far

James in Alaska 2009

Alaska 2009

It’s the day before the day before New Years Day. As typically happens during the holidays, people think about what’s important. One of the most important things to me is family. Until recently we’ve had somewhat fractured holidays, usually filled with trips and happy homecomings. But, it’s been different recently.

I moved to Kentucky in August of 2006 to attend law school, exactly one year after John (my older brother), did. At the time, it was me, John, and his wife, Alicia (“Lish” if you know her). In the early years of being down here, I made frequent trips North to see James (my twin brother) in Pittsburgh, to see friends in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and to see my parents in New Jersey. All of those occasions were full of happiness, and still are when I meet up with friends:

Lehigh Lafayette 2012

Lehigh Lafayette 2012…only one dirty Lehigh shirt in the bunch.

The family dynamic has shifted however. Since 2006, my father retired, and after some searching, my parents decided to move to Kentucky. Instead of seeing them only a few times a year, I now see them on a nearly weekly basis. Some of the luster has been removed from the meetings. Then, James moved to Kentucky in 2011. Instead of being at least 6 hours apart, he’s been in the same city ever since. Events with family have become more casual. There isn’t any catching up to do when we get together. No one is congratulated for how far they’ve come. No one says they’ve “missed you,” mostly because it’d be a little melodramatic if they did. The truth is, we haven’t missed each other recently.

In the past few days I’ve been compiling pictures and going through all the things that have happened in the past year. Undoubtedly one of the busiest and most memorable years I’ll have. I’ve noticed that many of the memories I formed this year, wouldn’t be there if there were distance between people. This year most of my family went to the Kentucky Derby, and I’ve gone on many hikes with my brothers. I’ve had dinners with the entire family present at my house, for no special occasion other than to just get together. Some of the trips I’ve taken, like Lehigh-Lafayette, and a visit to Pennsylvania, have been with family members, not just to see family members. We’ve been creating memories together, a shared memory.

There isn’t much to catch up on, because my family and I don’t need to catch up as much. The opposite is also true for seeing friends. I miss friends more now, because I’m far away. Before, I didn’t need to miss them. As much as I can, I like to see them and catch up. And those are great occasions because it happens less regularly. It’s really been a year of realizing the “near and far” of relationships. Both have their positives and negatives. But I think importantly, I’ve learned not to take for granted the “near” relationships. There isn’t the great excitement of seeing someone for the first time in awhile, but there also isn’t as much missing someone.

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