Wed, 21 November 2012
The Show Notes
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Geo, love the show, but I have one small suggestion/request/comment type thing: You should put chapter breaks in the show between segments so it is easier to skip around. Particularly if you start, say, talking about a new movie that I haven't seen yet, and I just want to skip ahead to the Religious Moron of the Week. Or barring that, for technical reasons or good-old-fashion laziness, put time stamps in the show notes. Thanks!
"I'm not Shpanish, I'm Egypshian!" (Sometimes Highlander is my favourite film. Sometimes it's Aliens. They swap places quite regularly. 1986 was a very good year.) Ohhh, wedding toasts... That was the one thing that terrified me most about my wedding a few years ago. I have a very low embarrassment threshold (I'm british, so embarrasment is in my DNA). Also, I have a similarly low tolerance for stereotypical battle-of-the-sexes comments. (You can imagine what I think of most TV adverts' insistance that all women are domestic drudges and all men are buffoons.) So, my wife and I set a rule before the wedding - no speeches. My brother, who was best man, was relieved as he wasn't looking forward to having to deliver a speech. In the end my dad and my wife's uncle did a couple of impromptu toasts which were fine, but that was it. One phrase I detest above all is "under the thumb". (Similarly: "she's wearing the trousers", or "she's got you well-trained".) If I do something that my wife askes me to do, or if I do the cooking, or if I want to spend time with her instead of going out - I could be accused of being "under the thumb". Always said with a jokey nod and a wink, but it makes me twitch everytime. What - am I not allowed to just get along with my wife? Am I not allowed to do things for her because -gasp- I want to be nice and not be a dick?