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The Paul And Spike Show, episode 121 - Original Radio Six International broadcast: Friday August 14th, 2009
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00:00 Bloody nora! What a crappy week! Spike's had no sleep, and Paul can't drink because of ladies problems. Misty water colored memories of the way they were, with echos of John McCain and Ted Kennedy flowing round their heads, The Boys talk about their days in "old fashioned radio" and the morning schedule nazi on urban station "The Bee". Oh... sorry... "The Bizzee".
08:26 Listener Chimp has the in-box stacked, with thoughts that range from Superman to The Tube to not helping his mum with shopping.
19:16 Some spam leads to a discussion about - of all things - gun control and whether Charlton Heston was a good or bad representative for the NRA, you damn dirty apes. Also, they are winner of one million dollars. So, there's that.
27:35 You'll take my banjo when you pry it from my COLD DEAD HANNNNNDSAH!! Pickin' And Grinnin'; takin' a moonshine-flavored look at the week's news.
30:00 This Week In Stuff, in which The Boys talk about what's been on their tv/radio/library radars to help you make better informed entertainment decisions. Spike's been listening to a doco about people who can't (and won't) connect to the internet and how their lives are being made more difficult, and he's had a flip round his in-laws' new HD lineup... and he's not impressed. Paul is threatening to go postal because of "Catcher In The Rye" and is turning all Walt Disney with his DSi, thanks to a freebie app called 'Flipnote Studio'.
53:12 It's been a rough week, filled with misinformational fwd fwd fwd fwd emails, town hall meetings filled with loud, interrupting douchebags who would much rather yell than debate and threats of looming socialism - all thanks to Obama's new plan to diddle about with America's healthcare system and turn us into socialists, or kill us. Is the UK's nationalised healthcare system really all that bad? Are heart stents thin on the ground and are the people of Jolly Old England subject to an ominous 'death panel'? The Boys, offering a (very) unique perspective and with a wealth of experience inside both systems, talk about the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous - and they want your views. Tell them where you are in this argument and why, through the usual address.
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