Squirrel Hunting with a Blowgun

Episode 58 finds the boys answering emails, making each other laugh and Heavy asking if we’ve ever been squirrel hunting with a blowgun.  Straight out of the gate, Heavy is offering up million dollar ideas including “Beaver Box”.

Ty is wound up after a trip to Ranger’s spring training and he shares his argument with his younger brother about the safety of un-refrigerated mayonnaise.  This leads to a discussion about whether other condiments need refrigeration including the jellies and jams.  At one point someone says “Fritos and Mayonnaise”, which almost became this episode’s title.

In Episdoe 57, the guys talk about the Canadian TV show Letterkenny.  So you may wonder why Gustav basically repeats himself this week in order to tell a story about a run in with a treasure trail.  It would be nice to say that it was an intentional reset for listeners who may not have been by the channel for Episode 57.  But the truth is that we recorded Ep 57 two weeks after recording Ep 58, but jumped it ahead in order to document Matt’s finding of the “Coke is the Real Thing” commercial.  So that means in two short weeks, Gustav had completely forgotten what they had talked about when they recorded this episode.

They turn to emails and first up is nicest guy in the world Tom with some questions about vacation spots in Texas.  We pretty much let Heavy answer this one and collect a check from the San Antonio Tourism Office.

Next up we have emails from two of the three hosts of the Tell Me Where to Turn podcast.  Tommy offers up a hypothetical and Glen fires off an email aimed at a lot of different people.  Then Gustav goes off on a rant about ATF barrel length regulations and for some reason Heavy asks “Ever gone squirrel hunting with a blowgun?”

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Heavy will Soon be Offering Guided Squirrel Blowgun Hunts

And Ty and Gus geek out about Mike Wallace from Sixty Minutes fame.

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Heavy’s Flag Code

The guys are back this week with Heavy’s new flag code, problems with Whataburger and a special treat from Ray Ranfill.  To make up for last week’s short episode we bring you the listener over one hour of quality product.

Right out of the chute, the guys tackle electricity and belts.  Riveting stuff right?  Then Gustav talks a bit more about Letterkenny, the Canadian comedy series that is now the guy’s current favorite show (update: Ty is all caught up).  It would be great if Letterkenny was available in the U.S. but it’s not at this time so you are just going to have “figure it out”.

 

Then Heavy gets all patriotic and digs into the Flag Code.  That leads  Ty and Gus to prove they are partly wrong most of the time.

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How Heavy Respects Our Flag

Then we address a follow up email from our previous episode Partial Rewall.  Ray Ranfill is a poet and Ty gives life to his wonderful verses.

After such a glorious j.o. fest of in-jokes and 80’s NCAA basketball references, Ty gets all old man and channels his rage against Whataburger after he’s had two negative experiences in 24 hours.  Plus Heavy reveals a shocking Whataburger confession.

Somehow Ty realizes that Heavy looks like singer/songwriter/actor Hoyt Axton and that derails the show for a while.

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Heavy’s Look Alike

Since they are derailed, Ty and Gus spend some time fondly thinking about the WKRP Softball episode.

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Bailey and Jennifer

Gustav tells how listener Matt found the lost Coke movie commercial in a shockingly small amount of time. Coke is the Real Thing once again.

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Timed Matriculation

After the heavyweight subject of the last episode the Can You Hear Me boys coast along with a review of the best meal ever, tales of Heavy’s dad and a bizarre story of timed matriculation.

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Harry Anderson in Night Court

The guys start off with some Night Court talk even though there is some confusion as normal.  Then Ty talks about his weird ritual during matriculation and attempts to lure Gus and Heavy into his sinister web.

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Heavy shares stories about his dad’s recent health issues and his interactions with the grandkids.

Then the guys discuss the greatest meal they ever had and review longtime friend of the show Chef Rob’s magical work at TJ’s Seafood in Dallas, TX.

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William F. Buckley Jr.

Episode 39 of the Can You Hear Me Podcast finds the boys talking about William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal.  Their televised debates during the 1968 presidential election conventions on ABC are the subject of the superb documentary “Best of Enemies”, which at this time can be found on Netflix.

William F. Buckley Jr. was a paragon of conservatism during the second half of the 20th century, so it was only natural that Gore Vidal, the liberal writer and political hopeful would set his sights on him.  The crew discuss the documentary, Buckley’s overall impact on the political landscape of the time and his long running television series “Firing Line” where Buckley engaged conservatives and liberals in thoughtful and often times lively debates.

But Gore Vidal was out for blood in the convention debates against Buckley and made things personal instead of philosophical.  Buckley fought back, but he was not suited for such tactics and Vidal goaded him to the point that Buckley lost his cool and snapped on live network television.

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Buckley at His Breaking Point

The guys discuss the long term impact both of the televised debates between Vidal and Buckley as well as the impact on the two great thinkers.  These debates were the direct ancestor of the political punditry that we are now inundated with.

But for the fans of the tried and true jocularity of Can You Hear Me, the train goes off the tracks and straight into the ditch by the end of the conversation.  We can only stay highbrow for so long before we ruin everything.  As always, we would love to hear your feedback and thoughts about Buckley, Vidal, or any other topics you want to throw into the ring.  You can email us at canyouhearmepod@gmail.com or find us on Twitter at @realgustav @tywebb3000 @longmireheavy or @canyouhearmepod

Politics, Six Flags and Two Old Dudes

Only two of the guys are back for Episode 35 where Gustav and Heavy discuss politics, Six Flags and are just crotchety in general.

Ty is absent without leave, so despite Gustav formally declaring he doesn’t want to talk about politics, Heavy draws him into a lively discussion about how bad things are right now, our tendency to engage in good ol’days nostalgia about politics of the past and the prophetic nature of Mike Judge’s film, Idiocracy.

Gustav talks about his recent trips to Six Flags and how different it is as a middle aged man than how it was in their youth.  He also points out how much he dislikes children that aren’t his own.

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Gustav Enjoying the Judge Roy Scream

They then do some light banter about television, rant about social media and are generally grumpy old men for a few minutes.

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Curvy Girls and Seventies Game Shows

In Episode 26 of Can You Hear Me, the guys turn their attention to the sexiness of curvy girls, old game shows from the seventies and a crime story that could only happen in the 903 area code.

During the discussion of Suzy’s Lounge in Episode 25, the crew postponed talking about women with curves due to not having enough time to dedicate to the topic.  With a new episode, they have plenty of time and give it their full attention to their attraction to curvy girls.  They give a brief history of how societal attitudes toward women with more voluptuous figures changed from the fifties into the late sixties and bemoan the rise of super thin models such as Twiggy.  Gustav points out London Andrews as an example of the new school of models with curves.

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The Very Curvy London Andrews

But as usual, the team can’t stay on one topic too long and they discuss how seventies game shows allowed the children to have a glimpse into the adult world, even if they didn’t fully comprehend what they were hearing.  Shows like The Gong Show, Match Game and the Newlywed Game are prime examples of shows that the guys watched.  Gustav recalls a Chuck Barris produced show called Three’s A Crowd (although at the time of recording, he could not think of it’s name) where men went on the game show with their wives and secretaries and awkwardness ensued.  Check out clip below to see what Gustav was talking about.

Heavy preaches the greatness of the Netflix original series Stranger Things.  That leads Ty to point out how much technology has changed parenting styles when you compare now to how when the guys grew up in the eighties.

Then Gustav shares a news story from the 903 area code where Gainesville, TX police shut down an Asian massage parlor after a patron got more than he expected.

All this plus feedback from a new listener, Snapchat confusion, and making fun of Heavy’s dog.

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