Dads Being DadsJul 18, 2023
#383 - Teenage Driver
Jason has a new driver and there are a lot of stories to tell about how bad adults are at the rules. Motorcycles are hot, what a thrill, but bikes don’t need helmets. Kids are spending small amounts, but it’s adding up. Randy keeps the streak going with some late soccer updates.
#382 - Locking the School
Blank beats Jason, and Jason pivots to manage the money with the PTO moms. Kids can’t get their stuff but Randy isn’t doing anything about it. Rates went down but then phones and trucks brought them back up. The schools are locked but the doors are propped open anyways. Nurturing women are cutting bones, and it's fine, on average.
#381 - Spring is ruined
Randy gains a new perspective from within the soccer pitch. Jason explains the purpose of the power and persistence of bullying while Randy resorts simply to punching. Fealty is pledged to anachronistic knaves while animals remain absolutely brutal. Randy coaxes Jason’s opinions on the hot topic of controversial books.
#380 - Nashville's Polly Darton
Randy and Jason rudely scoff at other dads. Road bikes are garbage, while Dutch bikes are the comfort that everyone needs. Jason buys lawn signs and finds the local politics amazing. Randy is dismayed by the overturned proposal. Jason reassures the write-in that we aren't going anywhere.
#379 - Strongly Worded Letter
Randy and Jason are skeptical, while someone's looking for a payday. Jason dives into Randy's family meeting and is shocked at the priorities. Randy wants to buy one of everything, as long as it's in color and electric. Jason needs to understand why iMessage is the way it is but Randy will still give everyone a sticker, especially for 40-minute showers.
#378 - Fix My Printer
Randy and Jason aren't good at Valentine’s day but are at least self aware about it and trying to do better. There's a chip getting in the way of Randy saving money on Printer ink. Meanwhile influencers are making huge money on hydration and the girls are wearing half shirts. Randy and Jason discuss all the wrong approaches about shaving, what to wear, how to smell, and how to chew, for boys and girls.
#377 - Sanitation Theater
Randy attempts camp registration, will he get a spot? What about all this physical education, can our kids walk our way out of this so they can learn some life skills, like how to clean Airpods? Or is that what the robot is for? it's awful tall. Will Jason's car survive the Polar Vortex, and are the long underwear really necessary? How high can a jet fly and how come it can't catch a balloon?
#376 - Mental Fortitude
Jason embraces the thing he hates. Randy suggests being objective is important on committees. Jason has some self-introspection now that his name is on the ballot. In the end, what do we do with the war chest? What about the half-kid? Dr. Voice makes a return as does the kid being tossed from years ago.
#375 - Jerry Blue Jeans
Randy and Jason explore this phase of life, and why using the right brain is still helpful. Everyone's ungrateful and keeps destroying the kitchen, yet we will still take them skiing. We are getting pretentious about our experiences though. Randy proposes a new revenue stream, Jason is skeptical, but willing to look, it's just that it's unclear where the x-rays will come from. Yes, when doing math, the units and work matter. What does consent mean when it comes to China, TikTok.com and our two year olds?
#374 - Whorled Wide Spider Web
Jason's back at it with the AI (Hope you are enjoying the episode art) with weird Dall-e crowd-sourced images after Randy Shows him the amazing sub Reddit. But there are no more single-digit kids so it's on to the Grandkids. Some more deep AI talk while we raise 1,000s of virtual kids and teach them all calculus at age 8. Randy's got some shenanigans going on at the food pantry, but he's not in a Lexus, and no one's judging anyone! Public electricians' salaries are available and there are six million of them. Nevertheless, Randy has to run the Ski-Club for free and everyone lets him take their kids, but the school is concerned.
#373 - The Neural Network Thing
#372 - Very High Brow
The Teens can't communicate so clearly but they can clearly consume YouTube shorts! How do kids for core memories if they aren't involved, and Jason realizes he's being way too harsh and should just shaddup! A few good relationships is all it takes while addicted to Geometry Dash. Kurgesagt drops a new video and the views render Jason speachless, and Randy is ok with all of it.
#371 - Imposter Syndrome
Randy and Jason want to make sure that you woman isn't dealing with a man child. So make your bed like Admiral McRaven says to do. Also, if you have a speed interview, show up, like most of the kids do. Yet, we all lack executive function and weird quirks which is why we would like the kids to interact with others! Should we get some DBD Cast Noggin Boss?
#370 - Sell Your Son Out
It's time for Christmas shopping, at least for the old people, and boy do they have oddities. Randy tips off the opposing teams so he takes things private. They both are deep in the weeds of YouTube and want to understand the meta. All the while Jason is very distracted by Sam Pilgrim and the wooden wheels
#369 - Tasty Treat Season
Randy approves of stuffing wrappers back in the bag, even peanut shells. Jason's helmet was a success, the rest of the costume not so much, no hair was lost at least. Randy is looking for ways to measure fitness but can't predict the time between the beeps. A 100 mile run or over 48 Soccer league? There are insights of the family game night dynamic while Randy fixes the printer.
#367 - Frog March
Randy has to carpool but provides the snacks to all the soccer teams beforehand. Jason “Ok boomers” himself but has the fixes for society. Is it something we are doing wrong, or just the natural course of changing times? Surly boys, drunk kids, executive function, clouds of baby powder, taunting teenagers are all related.
#365 - Deja Vouey
Randy gets Covid, finally, and improves his time. Jason has a weight loss plan. Are people just giving up and lazy and Why are they looking back and not forward? Jason wants to be content, but feels like a fat slob. Everyone can do something! Randy has a new hobby filming … you guessed it… soccer games.
#366 - Marmalo
In case someone needs to be reminded today ... Suicide is bad, just awful and no solution for anything in any situation, call 988 and talk to someone. Covid catches up with Randy at long last, and he is seizing the downtime to buy cameras and record all the soccer. Jason commentates a game for the listeners and just won’t stop even after repeatedly saying he would. While there is not much too say, there are always productivity tips and advice on how to run an endowment.
#364 - Very Hard to Start
Jason’s in over his head with costumes and lawn mowers. There’s too many projects and Randy suggests management. Everyone doesn’t need to be super psyched but Randy will record the games anyways and enjoy the process. Randy is doing some grocery math while Jason underestimates the kids, and overestimates himself at the same time.