Episode 3 Bye, Bye Bobby…

Hey look Alli is back and she is everyone’s favorite. Bobby Jindal is quitting the Presidential race so we stoop so low as to do a “Breaking News” sound effect. But it’s okay because Alli sings a song.  It’s not Bobby’s time. When was Bobby’s time anyway? Get ready for the Bobby Jindal Legacy Mystery Tour. We try to figure out what went wrong with Bobby and decide it’s because he’s a nerd but not in a fun way.  Also he is phony and just generally not good.

Oh but uh oh now we have to go get a new governor. Can John Bel Edwards win and how badly will he suck?  Is David Vitter a “dork” or an “asshole”?  Alli officially endorses John Bel.  Syrian refugees sort of become a campaign issue. NOLA.com runs a Q&A on the topic.

Jeff promised to put more refugee links in the show notes. Here are two.

Juan Cole: Paris terrorist attacks: Can France avoid trap of fear and exclusion?

Lydia Wilson: What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters

A very shouty debate happened this week.  How many “goofy” governors have there been? David Vitter wants us to ride around in purple party buses or something.

Some… um… experimental bumper music happens.

In sports, we… well we had to do a second take because the first time we left the reverb on.  Alli really wants to talk about Notre Dame but we have trouble getting excited about that. Otherwise, we’re very sad about the Saints. We’re sad about Rob Ryan. There are sad ways to watch sad football such as from airplanes and The Orient.  We’re sad about many things because sports are sad nowadays.

Sean Payton trolled the press because Larry Holder wrote this and Nick Underhill wrote this.  Saints defensive coordinators are ritually fattened and harvested. Sean Payton is a dick and Rob Ryan is a great man who will be missed.  We rank New Orleans sports mascots.

New segment! “Are you not entertained?”  Varg sees Pucifer at the Saenger, Neid Degrasse Tyson also at the Saenger, and James McMurtry at One Eyed Jack’s.  Alli tours the various subway systems of Japan and Singapore.  Jeff visits the emergency room.

The Recipe Minute is back and longer than ever. The Jivewire also is back.

This was a good show. Thanks for downloading and listening.

We hunkered down again!

Episode 2.75: Official Endorsements

Yet another “Freebird rules” episode while Alli is away conducting serious international diplomacy.   This week we power through a bit about the Governor’s race.  What did Jay Dardenne get for endorsing JBE? Inspired, Varg goes ahead and endorses several politicians in hopes of one day receiving favors. Meanwhile, we try out our Kaare Johnson impressions for some reason.

In sports, are the Saints forked? Is Basketball Season already over? Does anybody remember Lynell Hamilton?  Defensive coordinators are the nation’s clowns.  Brad Wing has done things. The Tennesee Titans may or may not be like David Vitter in certain ways. Also Kai Forbath kind of looks like this one guy.


Varg promises to write a poem called “Redemption of Snead”

Finally, Twitter changed a thing and a bunch of people freaked out about that.  This leads to an extended esoteric discussion of what the internet is even for.  (Either it’s about reading the news or it’s about learning who pooped.)  We wisely refrain from reading tweets on the air.

Next week, we’re pretty sure Alli will be back. Thanks for Hunkering.
We hunkered down again!