Randall Kennedy says Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave: “This Cook guy, he’s a moron. My God, he’s destroying my company—my legacy”. That for forgetting iPod’s 15th birthday on Oct. 23, 2016. Randall and Joe Wilcox mourn Apple’s appalling negligence and more!
Death of the Internet is yet something else about which to grieve, following the October 21st hack of webcams, baby cams, and other so-called Internet of Things devices that brought down major websites—Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr among them. Episode 73 is their epitaph. … Frak That! Ep. 73: ‘Mourning’
Randall Kennedy and Joe Wilcox promise to discuss the third, and final, debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the start of Episode 72. But so disheartened are the two podcasters by the candidates, they banter on about other stuff for 20 minutes first. Like: Movies Brewster’s Millions and Looper; miniseries The Day After; TV shows Lethal Weapon and Timeless; cartoonist Scott Adams’ Periscope companion; Krispy Kreme’s crusty coffee; eating too much product at Pizza Hut; Hong Kong dreamin’; and attempted murder by falling glass panes.
Joe Wilcox presents Randall Kennedy with a poser: Would you go back in time and kill baby Hitler? He offers thoughtful answer about the unintended consequences and what they could be. “World War II never happens. Then maybe the atomic bomb is never invented. Maybe nuclear power is never created, or it’s created by the Brits, or a different Germany, or the Russians do it and they dominate the world…Israel probably never would have been formed as a nation…You pull one thread, and you unravel so many others”.
Joe’s take is simpler: “You can’t go back in time to kill baby Hitler, because if he never existed you wouldn’t go back to kill him”.
Time is a unifying theme in Episode 71, whether or not traveling through it. Joe talks about time and money wasted by terrorists buying Galaxy Note 7 to use as “weapons of mass destruction”. What he calls the “ISIS Crisis” now that the potentially exploding phones are banned by major airlines. … Frak That! Ep. 71: ‘It’s About Time’
Randall Kennedy accuses Joe Wilcox of drinking Apple Kool-Aid; he doesn’t disagree. Wikipedia defines “Drinking the Kool-Aid” as “a figure of speech commonly used in North America that refers to any person or group who knowingly goes along with a doomed or dangerous idea because of peer pressure”.
The theme ties together other Episode 70 topics, such as Randall’s confession he would have saved more money buying products like iPad and iPhone rather than cheap alternatives. “I should just drink the Kool-Aid, like you do—chug the whole Gatorade pitcher down there but I don’t ”, Randall says. … Frak That! Ep. 70: ‘Kool-Aid’
Joe Wilcox would rather vote for alien subjugators than either presidential candidate—hence Episode 69 title “American Apocalypse” for one of our funniest podcasts to date. Joe starts the episode by stepping back from the political arena and going to the musical/cultural stage: DesertTrip music festival, or as he tells Randall Kennedy, “Geezerpalooza”. The two-weekend, Indio, Calif. event—headlined by Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and The Who—is meant for the over-50 set. But many attendees, and the performers, are in their Seventies.
“There’s nothing worse than a mosh pit full of people with colostomy bags”, Randall interjects. “That’s got to be the most disgusting thought in the world”. He envisions a fleet of ambulances, with emergency doctors and heart surgeons onsite and on call. … Frak That! Ep. 69: ‘American Apocalypse’