Friday, June 21, 2019

192 - Economics



  • What is this podcast?
  • Chernobyl
  • I'm fascinated by economics.
  • Companies have to hire at a premium when unemployment is low, can hire cheaper when unemployment is high.
  • This is why companies don't want employees discussing pay, one of the reasons.
  • From a business standpoint, they are trying to minimize cost.
  • From the employee standpoint it seems unfair.
  • Branching slightly, I'm selling stuff. I think I've gotten a good price, the buyer thinks they have a steal. I have no remorse over that. I could have gotten more money, maybe. But I set my price and got it. A lot of people just want to win.
  • I might could sell a hunk of junk for $20 instead of $5 but I don't want it taking up my space for the three months when I could sell it in a few days.
  • Head units and car audio
  • Car projects - Eric's truck and hybrid rat rod car/truck

Friday, June 14, 2019

191 - Project Z



  • The deck project has finally begun!
  • Sell stuff I don't want project? In full force.
  • The Nissan 300ZX project has also begun. The thought of owning a Z car seems to spring up every five years.
  • I have a specific set of parameters for a 300ZX.
  • Shop project? Not done.
  • Flipping cars

Friday, June 7, 2019

190 - S. Craig Zahler Movies



  • We discuss S. Craig Zahler movies: Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Dragged Across Concrete
  • Which director will Zahler be, a Tarantino or a Shyamalan?

Friday, May 31, 2019

189 - Selling Stuff Online



  • Vanity.
  • Getting old.
  • People guessing your age... younger... older.
  • Escape Room - We done did it.
  • Selling on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and OfferUp
  • Paypal and Apple Pay

Friday, May 24, 2019

188 - Game of Thrones



  • The Game of Thrones series has concluded.
  • Our interactions with the property - the book, the series.
  • We walk through season 8 - our thoughts on the events. What we did and didn't like and what we would have liked to see happen. Changes could have been made.
  • We talk Star Wars. A Han Solo movie starring The Rock as Han AND Chewie. Jobu Fett a baseball movie in space.
  • Chernobyl
  • We quickly run through the HBO catalog.

Friday, May 17, 2019

187 - Go Duke!



  • Duke Energy provides electric power to all of North Carolina. 
  • In 2014 Duke spilled coal ash into the Dan River and pled guilty to criminal negligence.
  • The state utility commission approved for Duke to not only charge customers the full cost to pay for clean up, but to even make a profit.
  • The North Carolina Attorney General is appealing to the Supreme Court.
  • Duke believes the commission's ruling is fair, but fair for whom? I didn't dump coal ash into the river.

Friday, May 10, 2019

186 - Message Boards



  • I talk about the online messages boards I've joined and left through the years.
  • They were mostly about the cars I had or wanted, later I joined boards about hobbies.
  • Now I'm just on Reddit. My time has decreased over the years and I want something where I can maximize variety and minimize time.
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