Jene tells the most often asked question he gets about his work on the podcast.We ask Jerry to talk about his first week of real work … on his new show.Jene started teaching today in a state prison in south central Kentucky.Jerry’s rant: Dems push for Trump’s tax returns. Good luck with that.Musical guest: The Carriershttps://www.facebook.com/Carriersband/
Jene shows his normal brilliance by wanting to make a TV show about people who live in vans. Maybe even the subset of ‘Rock Climbers Who Live in Vans’. Pure genius.
Sometimes life serves up epiphanies, spontaneous moments that reveal something meaningful that lasts for a lifetime. Jerry had one on the deck of the Queen Mary as a child arriving for the first time in America. Jene had one on a mountain top in O’cebreiro along Spain’s Camino Trail gathered for the night with five other hikers from four countries all with their minds on freedom. Maria’s still too young for meaningful moments.
One day tourists may gaze up at Mt. Rushmore and get a revelation that they’ll remember for a lifetime. What a day that will be.
Jerry’s Rant: Let’s Dump the Electoral College
We commemorate Jerry’s becoming Judge Jerry and the start of production of his new show with the awarding of “The Gavel.” Maria will present it, the one she now uses to open our podcast with the rapping of the gavel and saying, “All rise. Judge Jerry Springer.”Jene reads a listener email that suggests he get his own TV show called “Clean Jene the Hiking Machine,” a show about outdoor clothing styles. The catch line of the new show will be, “It’s always better to look good out on the trail than to feel good.” We then talk about the time we pitched to MTV a show called “Celebrity Substitute.”Jerry’s rant: Was the Mueller report the biggest story of the year?Musical guest: Amy Alveyhttps://www.hootandhollermusic.com/
We open with the ‘Rock Jerry’s Face” commercial that’s taking the internet by storm.Jene suggests we all go to Mt. Rushmore this summer to ask people there if they’d like Jerry’s face to be added “up there.” We ask Maria if she can, in fact, help Jerry when he’ll be harnessed to the wall as artisans view his features while chiseling his face on the mountain. Jerry’s not feeling very good about the prospect.Jene reads an email from an unnamed government staffer directing us to stop this irreverent proposal.Jene recalls first meeting Maria when she was playing a gig. Jene also claims to be part of the creative class. We’ll get back to you on that…Jerry’s rant: Democrats say they will not hold debates on Fox News.Tonight’s guest is comedian: Zach Wycuffhttps://www.rooftoppro.com/artists/ZacharyWycuff
Jene got a colonoscopy recently (they’re recommended for people 40 and over, and Jene’s finally made it), and he got a weird question before the procedure by the attending nurse.We do a quick update of the Rock Jerry’s Face movement and wonder how we can shut it down. Jerry recently did media hits for his new show. We’ll ask about it.Have any of you seen the PBS documentary, which ran again last week during their fund drive, called “Alone in the Wilderness?”Jerry’s rant: Nancy Pelosi Says Donald Trump Isn’t Worth Impeaching Because it Could Be Too “Divisive”.And changing things up a bit, this week we have Comedian Zach Wycuff. Funny guy.https://www.rooftoppro.com/artists/ZacharyWycuff
We open with the playing of the Elevator Comics commercial.Jerry and Jene describe how we’re now reduced to performing our elevator comic routine with tip jars in the corners of elevators since hotels have all dropped our contracts. But then to add to our misery, while rogue busking in a 5 star in NYC, we got heckled by a woman on one of our elevator rides. While in Jerry’s old neighborhood, Kew Gardens, in Queens, we saw with our wives a commemorative plaque for Rodney Dangerfield, who also grew up there (a friend of Jerry’s). Why is there not one for Jerry? Jene says clearly Jerry might have to pose for the mountain sculptors on the mountain daily as they chisel his face in Rushmore. , Since Maria’s a skilled rock climber, she will be on the rock face with Jerry to calm him with songs and bring him his lunches.Jerry’s rant: Coast Guard, White Supremacy officer planned terrorist attack.Musical guest: Palamarahttps://palamara.bandcamp.com/music
We open with a commercial from the Rock Jerry’s Face group promoting getting his likeness chiseled onto the rock of Mt. Rushmore.
Then Jene explains that the Rock Jerry’s Face movement is getting out of control. Jene, though he isn’t driving this, is figuring out whom to contact at the National Park Service concerning the process for adding the face of another American leader. Jene then reads two emails from listeners, one supporting the cause, another blistering the idea.
Jerry’s still concerned that folks will think they should throw rocks at his face.
Then Jerry offers his take on whether President Trump could somehow still get off the hook once the Mueller Report is released. He’s pretty sure it will be made public, but Trump’s history shows him getting away with a lot of ‘stuff’.
Jene offers an update on the ‘Rock Jerry’s Face’ movement.
We discuss the request from the Queen City Balladeers (oldest folk music organization in Cincinnati) to have us (Jerry, Jene, Maria and Casey) perform as a formal group at an upcoming Sunday night at Leo Coffee House. What do we all think?
Jene says that the recent death of his mother in law spawned thoughts about whether he should be buried, cremated or to donate his remains to science. And if cremated, where should his ashes be spread, I know all of our deaths are many lifetimes away, but it’s never too early to ponder the green solution to our mortal remains.
Jerry’s rant: Will the democratic socialists movement grow in the democratic party, and should it?
Musical guest: Black Mountain Throwdown