Friday, June 15, 2018

139 - Treat the Source Not the Symptom



  • How I fixed my truck's tailgate latch
  • I got advice on covering up the problem, but I wanted to fix it 'right'
  • I have aspirations to be in the local theater guild for at least one production. I considered years ago with a focus on acting, but now I would love to design and build a set.
  • Thanks to MoviePass I've watched twenty movies in the theater so far this year.

Friday, June 8, 2018

138 - Why Do Rich People Drive Rich People Cars?



  • Watching HBO's latest series Succession, I ponder what determines the car people drive.
  • The How We Got Here trope, I don't like it. If your movie or episode's opening is so boring that you feel the need to include a later scene, fix it. Don't try to band-aid it.
  • NaNoWriMo 2018, ideas on a story.
  • Halloween 2018 could be Fortnite inspired.

Friday, June 1, 2018

137 - Don't Give It Away For Free



  • Doing graphic design at my job
  • A skill I learned on my own from which my job reaps benefits
  • I want to get paid when the only alternative is outsourcing
  • Friends and family discount is a joke. They should want to help you succeed. Why would they pay a stranger instead of you?
  • I don't charge for my time, only when my time is using an exclusive skill. I'll help you move furniture anytime at no charge
  • Doing something for a hobby versus for a job
  • Value your time and know the value
  •  Pass up work

Friday, May 25, 2018

136 - I Love Movies



  • I watch a lot of movies
  • Landmark viewing experiences include Ghostbusters, Terminator 2, The Matrix, Donnie Darko
  • Much older when I realized Ghostbusters doesn't end at the Gray Lady scene
  • Started watching in college. Jamie changed how I view movies. A DVD player changed my access to movies
  • My DVD collection that no longer expands
  • IMDB Top 250 Chase

Friday, May 18, 2018

135 - Let's Get Political, but Not



  • The political party divide
  • Two parties can't encompass all the nuance of opinions
  • The refusal to meet in the middle and creating enemies
  • Is there a fix?
  • Atlanta Braves baseball

Friday, May 11, 2018

134 - JV Baseball Career



  • More Fortnite
  • Little league baseball
  • High School JV team
  • Focusing outside of sanctioned practice goes a long way
  • Future baseball ambitions as an adult

Friday, May 4, 2018

133 - Who Directs Who



  • Fortnite updates
  • Aspiring youtube maker used Ward's blog for inspiration - and asked first!
  • Car watch 2018
  • Ward's 2018 Oscar Best picture nominee reviews
  • Do children owe their parents for the upbringing
  • I see my job as preparing my kid for life
  • Will I ever find the passion that Bryce Harper, Tiger Woods, and Jiro dreams of sushi has?
  • Always wanted a roadster blazer. It's impractical but cool unlike Jeep Commanders

Friday, April 20, 2018

132 - Fortnite Battlepass is Worth It



  • Eric's has a Hyundai
  • More Fortnite - The benefits of getting the Battle Pass
  • Ward is sharing his podcast knowledge with a friend starting a bad horror movie podcast
  • Running for an office, Eric wouldn't, Ward might, would you?
  • Ward hard sells Toastmasters. It's great to get better a public speaking and for becoming a better leader.
  • Eric's gay wedding.

Friday, April 13, 2018

131 - Fortnite



  • Fortnite
  • Eric's inducted to Fortnite
  • The video game is produced by Epic Games located in North Carolina
  • If you do well, you have to play again to match the feat. If you do bad, you have to play again and do better
  • The X-files is still going. Eric's still watching, Ward jumped ship after S11E2

Friday, April 6, 2018

130 - Dreams, Schemes, & Video Games



  • The joy of having your own pitching machine
  • Eric wants to talk sex dreams
  • Ward can't remember any dreams
  • Eric has dreams that make real life uncomfortable
  • The changing usage of Ebay
  • Fortnite, the reason Ward is on Ebay is for a graphics card.
  • Video games we played as kids. Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor
  • The video game systems we had as kids
  • Rod stops by at the end

Friday, March 30, 2018

129 - Dream Come True



  • I've never worried so much about the weather. First because I was pouring concrete (for my pitching machine) and now because I want a warm day to get in thecage.
  • The pitching machine is done and in place. It's a dream come true.
  • I did break a wood bat the first morning using it. It's pitches pretty hard.

Friday, March 16, 2018

128 - Standard Hulu Rant



Friday, March 9, 2018

127 - Get into Your Zone



  • Eric's big reveal. We're supportive.
  • Gay marriage
  • Straight talk offers 4g
  • MoviePass is awesome. 
  • Black Panther
  • The Walking Dead spoilers
  • Dave Winfield trivia - the only athlete drafted by 4 pro teams in 3 different sports 
  • 61* and Mickey Mantle's choice quote

Friday, March 2, 2018

126 - You Never Do Portrat Mode



  • Rod's garage project - a light to let him know when his garage door is open. It only took three trips to Lowe's.
  • Ward's sink installation also took three trips to Lowe's.
  • Garage door idea wars face off: Eric vs Rod.
  • No image should be captured in portrait mode.
  • Spring training is here and Ward's batting cage is up.
  • If it was socially acceptable Ward would run through parking lots and hallways. He loves sprinting to get the mail.
  • Fun in the airport, then and now.
  • Moviepass

Friday, February 23, 2018

125 - Colon Talk



  • A brief mention about the Daytona 500.
  • Eric has has feelings about when things are inappropriate, you read that right.
  • When and where to be appropriate or inappropriate.
  •  Over the weekend Rod was sweating playing golf while Ward was playing kick ball in the snow.
  • A little bit of colon talk.
  • Ward's building dice towers.
  • Concrete counter update.
  • Cross the Netflix Stream, Ward's other podcast, still exists
  • The Winter Olympics

Friday, February 16, 2018

124 - Scatter Ashes with your Mouth Closed



  • FOTF finally missed a week.
  • The estimate of government assistance paid to a family per day on average.
  • Even people with "good jobs" can't live within their means.
  • The leading normal is crazy. Why do we ascribe to the dream of american debt?
  • A little note on when to start investing.
  • The Cloverfield Paradox - Netflix's super bowl suprrise.
  • This Is Us - that crock pot show.
  • What do human cremated remains look like?
  • Scattering ashes, how do you do it? 
  • What to do about the resulting ash fight.
  • Close your mouth! 
  • The Larry Sanders Show - a forgotten nineties gem.
  • The Detectorists

Friday, February 2, 2018

123 - Scott Bakula is Awesome



  •  We've got a guest
  • Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, Trevor Hoffman
  • Should Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens get into the Hall?
  • The voting is largely erroneous, with advanced statistics, we can set a cut off with a few caveats
  • Politics- Trump's new DACA plan violates the unspoken 'no compromise' rule in politics.
  • David's first impressions
  • Instagram protocol.
  • Eric's new social media site: toomanywords.com
  • Sci-fi on Netflix
  • How big is your TV? Can you go too big?
  • Ward's internet security scare and why he uses a password manager

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

121 - Project Busy



  • Ward's got a lot of projects going on.
  • Almost done with  the metal brake
  • Just finished upgrading shop lighting
  • Rearranging the shop layout
  • Concrete kitchen counters

Friday, January 12, 2018

120 - Last Jedi Moments & Y2K



  • Y2K
  • Non-memorable New Year's Eve
  • Mariah Carey's lack of singing
  • Ward's workshop upgrades - streamlining
  • Rod's shop
  • Ward's considering stepping away from his Netflix new site
  • Rod likes Jumanji
  • Eric has not seen The Last Jedi
  • Rod's worst moments from The Last Jedi
  • Ward and Rod's best moment from The Last Jedi
  • Main characters don't die in movies

Friday, January 5, 2018

119 - Put a Motor On or In It



  • Bring on 2018
  • Christmas gifts
  • Lastpass password manager
  • Getting scammed by email or phone
  • Ward's winter projects - metal brake, and pitching machine refurbish
  • The wonders of powder coating
  • The benefits of a nice RC car
  • Drift trike
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