Episode #411: Chuckie’s Christmas Episode

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Long Shot observers discuss opportunistic license plates, red clay mud baths, elderly house guests, and Laker burritos.



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Comments (10)


  1. Andy Brown says:

    Potential Long Shot contest: Jamie on a month of the Immaculata versus Sean on a month of the Flabbergasteroonie with Amber and Eddie serving as the control group.

    I think it would be important not to set any sort of goals or victory conditions.

  2. Papa says:


    I read that same review on Amazon a couple of days back, and that Iowan comes across as someone who’s as intelligent as the last intelligent thing they read or heard, no originality.

    I’m buying it, and good for you for putting it out there … it will tide us over amid this fallow, fallow, fallow cultural landscape.

  3. michelle d says:

    Ok, “It’s feminine, it’s nuts” almost caused a spit take and only 7 minutes in.

  4. Todd Mason says:

    I was wondering if Eddie was reaching for “doppelganger” and landing on, as Amber thought, Schroedinger’s cat…

  5. Todd Mason says:

    And, of course:

    Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.

    …which probably has some bearing on:

    Twelfth Night is a festival in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany and concluding the Twelve Days of Christmas.

    It is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as “the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking”.[1] However, there is currently some confusion as to which night is Twelfth Night:[2] some count the night of Epiphany itself (sixth of January) to be Twelfth Night.[2] One source of this confusion is the Medieval custom of starting each new day at sunset, so that Twelfth Night precedes Twelfth Day.

    …and 300 is indeed an atrocious film, even MEET THE SPARTANS isn’t much worse, though 300 is (unintentionally) funnier, particularly in its homosexual terror and blatant, apparently unintentional homosexual subtexts. A homophobic Sparta is already pretty damned funny.

    I haven’t dealt with them, but I gather Dalmatians tend toward being high-strung. And there’s one disease that is common to (only?) Dalmatian dogs and the apes (including humans)…relevant to nothing, but it came to mind so I had to look it up, so I share in that spirit of the solstice:

    Allantoin is the end product of purine catabolism in all mammals except humans, great apes, and one breed of dog, the Dalmatian. Humans and Dalmatian dogs produce uric acid during purine degradation, which leads to elevated levels of uric acid in blood and urine and can result in significant diseases in both species.

  6. Amber Kenny says:

    Domino was an uncharacteristically mellow Dalamation. He’s was a great dog and, at the risk of sounding insane, I find myself missing him all the time

  7. Todd Mason says:

    Not at all insane. I still miss some of my late cats, and my ex’s family’s dog, who loved me far more than anyone but my ex among her family…for sounding insane, quote online sources about obscure diseases that Dalmatian dogs and apes share…(my housemate currently has two slightly lunatic white cats with big black spots, the tom being named Domino; her sane, dominant “orange” tuxedo female cat probably has a very skewed…or accurate…view of what white cats with black spots are all about).

  8. Mike Steranka says:

    Amber’s line after the Chuckie story might be a great tag line/slogan for the podcast itself: “It’s so sad & I’m laughing!”

  9. I made a video: The Long Shot Podcast – Flam’s Parting Shot: Chuckie’s Christmas – #411

  10. michelle d says:

    Frank, that video was great! Thank you for making it and sharing. Also, the dog photo chosen for Sean’s awesome voice…perfect. He looks like Sprocket from Fraggle Rock.

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