Hyper Nonsense (syndication01)
Summary: Oh, death, where is thy sting?! When your wife starts writing love letters to Dick Cheney, what would you do? Put it on a podcast! Also, we share our thoughts on a variety of topics from week to week. Anything goes.
We're Yosemite'ing it on today's episode! Sometimes, audio mixers are complicated and the buttons don't always work like you'd expect (and we spend way too much time breaking down why). We've officially changed our format to a tech show. We hope you enjoy all of the Apple talk! We have (not much of) an update on our legal situation. We cover the saga of a defective air purifier we recently purchased. Also, after installing an aerial TV antenna, we've got a whopping 17 channels. Now we're constantly distracted by TV shows. We finished the show with a news item about a haunted house with a real, scary dead guy. http://www.hypernonsense.com/yo/ for complete shownotes.
We're asking the hard-hitting questions on this episode. Like: How is salted caramel a "fall thing?" We've got a neighbor who's tearing down a home and replacing it. That process has put a lot of dust and dirt in the air and it's making us sick. The weirdness with the fraud on our bank account continues and it's having an affect on the legal situation we're going thru. I've received an update on the status of my unemployment insurance (hint: it's not good). We've finally joined most of the rest of the podosphere by discussing what we've watched on TV. In related news: TV antenna manuals suck. We read a news article about an attorney who likes to photoshop herself into images with celebrities. And more! http://www.hypernonsense.com/toast/ for complete shownotes.
We're back in the studio! And for some reason, I sound like I've been smoking Marlboro Reds all day. It's not a super high-energy show. I relate the exciting story of my trip to a local RV park by the ocean. We provided an update on the weird fraudulent activity on our bank account. 2014 continues to be an "interesting" year as I got some unexpected (and unwelcome) news about my claim for unemployment benefits. We got a nice shoutout from some fellow podcasters and we read a little bit of listener feedback. Jen gave an update on her disability claim and we finished the show with a scary news item about spiders. http://www.hypernonsense.com/smoky/ for complete shownotes.
It's hot! So hot we had to abandon our usual recording studio for the (almost) comfortable confines of another room that had some leftover A-C in the air. It's been an interesting (i.e. frustrating) week for us in terms of technology. But the good news is that Jen has room again on her MacBook Air hard drive! Apple dropped an iOS update and broke everything. The weirdness with fraudulent activity on our bank account continues. This time in the form of an unexpected credit. Also, Bluetooth pairing has become the most complicated thing computers do now. We read an iTunes review and then that was pretty much it.
It's time for Hyper Nonsense! The best podcast you'll hear right now... unless you listen to something (anything) else. We started out the show with ambient furniture noises, which lead into a story of the last couple of chairs I bought from Staples. Jen explains how it feels to never leave the house. We talk about the new social net that's all the rage with the kids. I relate a story about how my sister's car was broken into and what happened to her stolen iPod. I've been cooking more at home and researching recipes. I discovered that food bloggers can be kinda self-important.We read some listener feedback and we take a look at what American products are called in other countries. And more!
We're as live as we wanna be on our latest pod! Find out what our loud neighbors are now doing loudly. We have an update on Jen's claim for disability benefits. We're going thru some legal things right now that we're not talking about. Hear about Jen's most recent adventures in Sleepy Boos Land. Some lucky person went on a fancy clothes and fine fragrances shopping spree with our debit card. Hear my review of the iPhone 6 Plus. We read some listener feedback (including iTunes reviews!). We covered a news article about how Joan Rivers is endorsing the new iPhone from the other side. And more!
Just in time for this week to not be over, it's our latest podisode! We recount our (mostly uneventful) memories of the September 11th attacks, including the fact that we moved in together that week. We give our thoughts on the big Apple shindig (and its seriously buggy live stream) that went down earlier this week. (iPhone 6? Apple Watch? Meh...) Hear about our exciting adventure in troubleshooting a leaky faucet! And then... scanning and shredding 21 months worth of documents! We also went over some listener feedback and talk about how a disappointed billionaire won't be able to carve California into six individual states. And more!
We're back with out latest pod! It's a rare and special show where Jen actually describes herself as "OK!" We tackle some heavy topics such as dreams and how to define "success." Is coding/programming the only sure bet left in life in terms of paying work? Does money = love? Or is being acknowledged by strangers the only true expression of real love? Is it better to focus on short-term gains and move on? Or is it better to go for the long haul? We discussed the phenomenon of "Internet pile-ons," specifically the Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams. I recount the story of a crazy guy who asked me about the Battle of Armageddon. We went over some listener feedback and more!
We've got an exciting episode for you! Not only are we Starbuckin' it, but we have our first-ever guest for this iteration of our ongoing pod project. It's Matt Sams, also known as Somnistatic. Matt has undertaken an ambitious song-a-day project for the year 2014. He's recording a new song every day and releasing it online. As of this recording, Matt is on song number 239. He's just about 75% of the way there and he hasn't missed one day! During the interview, we discuss Matt's songwriting inspiration/process. We talk about marketing and "making it" as a creative person in the Internet age. We meander thru a couple fun digressions and we play a couple of Matt's songs.
Meh. It's a low-energy kinda day. But we gotta make some pods. You're welcome and we're sorry. We've got an update on the errant tuna can that magically rolled behind our stove. We recount the story of when we rescued and released a wild bat. We played a sound clip from a recent episoe that proves we're time travelers. Or that the concept of decades really confuses us. Hear the exciting story of our new blender! Our listeners attempted to rescue us from the desert island we've been trapped on by sending in some hilarious feedback. We cover a story about a local woman who tried to get friendly with a giraffe and more! http://www.hypernonsense.com/meh/ for full shownotes.
On a scale of Scott Weiland to Jim Morrison, how stoned is Jen during this podcast? Find out as we talk about Jen's adventures in applying for Social Security disability benefits. She saw a doctor last Sunday for an evaluation. The doctor was German. And apparently, very nice! In related news: Jen is sick. All. The Time. (You probably already know that if you've listened to the show before.) Jen is now a contributor to Podcaster News. She made an intro video and together, we produced the first episode of the new Podcaster News Show. We read some listener feedback that confirms the existence of the book Pepe Goes North but the mystery of the book's existence continues. We're stuck on a lonely desert island thanks to the lack of iTunes reviews and other listener interactions. Jen read a questionably-worded spam e-mail she received for a website she doesn't run. And more! http://www.hypernonsense.com/sick/ for full shownotes.
We're Starbuckin' it! Live with hula girls and balloon animals! Not really. We had a conversation about how maybe it's not so good that we're married to each other because sickness, disabilities, etc. But it's likely that normals wouldn't put up with either one of us for long so maybe it's all worked out for the best. We're really killing it in terms of money. We're doing so well that Jen actually qualifies for Medi-Cal! We've got bus-riding refugee kids on the Sweet Pickles Bus. Not really. We recounted the coincidences in which we might've met earlier in life (but didn't). We read some listener comments. Jen's got another unintentionally funny post from Bubblews. And more! http://www.hypernonsense.com/undervolt/ for complete shownotes.
We've still got "leftover" stories from our Las Vegas trip, including mean people on airplanes. Flight attendants with special airplane-healing powers and crazy coffee-drink customers. We received an odd solicitation in the mail from the 'California Compliance Center?" Pretty sure that's not legit. We'll be eating well in August thanks to a gift card we got last year but didn't redeem until now. Tho, it was unclear at first if the gift card was still valid. Jen read a post from the site Bubblews that was hilarious, but it probably wasn't meant to be. And more! http://www.hypernonsense.com/omaha/
Last week, we celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary by visiting Las Vegas. We stayed at a hotel shaped like a pyramid! Jen had a piece of gluten-free carrot cake! Jen had lots of drinks! We hit it big at the blackjack table! (And by "blackjack table," we really mean the $0.25 electronic blackjack machine.) Annoying salespeople! Lunch with Diablo! Big lights! Elvis Electric! Awkward selfies! More! And more!
We're not live but we're also not dead. We're un-live and we're preparing for an exciting trip to Las Vegas! But we decided to make a pod before we leave. Tech problems, we got 'em (again). Apple's conspiracy against us continues! We have now soundproofed our closet so we can use it as a vocal booth. We recently celebrated my birthday, which included a nice dinner and airplanes. We responded to some listener comments. Jen wants to see shipping containers and pretty lights in Vegas. I want to go to the mob museum. Nobody wants to see Carrot Top or Criss Angel: Mindfreak.