Monthly Archives: August 2018


Podcast: Guns, Guns, Guns

Recorded on July 24, 2018. This podcast got off to a rocky start. Doug questions whether you should have a round in the chamber at all times, and who does drive by bicycle shootings? Of course there is more, but I don’t want to give it away.

Reference links:

Bicycle drive by shooting (bike to bike!)
More people “standing their ground” in Florida
An old “stand your ground” story
Homicide rates increase in Florida after Stand Your Ground law enacted


Podcast: Books are Bad, m’kay

This podcast was recorded on July 17, 2018. In 100 years historians will be listening to this podcast to help them understand what life was like in the early 21st century.

In this podcast, we determine that reading books may be bad; especially if you plan to see the movie. Doug talks about the Martian Chronicles by Edgar Rice Burroughs and contrasts the books with the John Carter movie based on the books. We talk about unsustainable growth and Mr. Faulkner’s Old Fashioned hot dog stand. We manage to go off on tangents … surprise! Draconian, allegorical, and other big words get bandied about.

Margaret Atwood (the author’s name Doug can’t remember)


Virtually Homeless

We’re primarily publishing on TinCan.media, now that they are done with their self-inflicted blackout. The goal is to publish here, in parallel, but we don’t always meet our goals.

Since we are living in a world where the cost of housing keeps going up and we have a very limited budget here at the Life Is Hard production facility, there is no telling when we might get evicted from any of our satellite hosts. For that reason, you should bookmark this site and check here whenever you need to find us. This is our headquarters … our home base … the place we crash after a hard night, so you’ll always find us here, even if you do find us draped over a sofa or chugging Excedrin to quiet a roaring hangover.

We knew life was hard before we started this podcast (hence the name), so don’t worry about us. We’ll find a way to patch up the window that someone threw a rock through, and we’ll keep selling aluminum cans we pick up on the roadside to bail Doug out of jail, so we can bring you our unique insights into current events, science, and the military industrial complex, with an occasional public service announcement to show that we care.