Episode 52 - Handle Breaker (ft Tim the Handle Breaker)
We're cruising down the road of life, you and us, but when it comes time for us to stop for a break, I hope you don't mind crawling out through the window, because Tim the Handle Breaker is joining us today as we bring in the following issues:
-Hollywood Types Who Think That Their Poop Doesn't Stink
-Not Fixing The Problem
Hollywood. You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Behind every good movie or tv show you see, there are a million terrible ones, and even more terrible, depraved individuals who can't admit to their own flaws. There is no one perfect, not even one, but there seems to be a common consensus that failure is something that simply happens, and when you fail, if you just own up to it and accept it, you'll be allowed to move on in the court of public opinion. But not Hollywood types. No, they're a breed that can't seem to admit when they've plopped out a massive stinker. Instead, they'll misdirect, weasel, and lie their way out of culpability . . . Paul Feig. Yeah, that's right, you smug, self-righteous, virtue signaling bastard! I'm talking to you! Your movie (and you know the one I'm talking about) was a complete and utter NIGHTMARE! And speaking of nightmares . . .
Dreams. They're a touch of the mystical in the midst of the mundane. Or, maybe they're just chemicals in your brain. Either way, we all experience them, and we all find ourselves perplexed at the seeming absurdity that they often bring. Dreams can be the window into the subconscious, or they can be the result of too much Mexican food while binge watching Better Call Saul. Many, including Buck, have dabbled in the world of dream interpretation, but even when you analyze a dream, carefully deciphering all of the little hidden symbols and meanings, sometimes they're still just cathartic subconscious static. A jumble of random nonsense; your brain dumping out the leftovers into the neighbor’s flower bed. When they do have a deeper meaning, however, they can be very helpful in diagnosing and resolving personal issues. And speaking of resolving things . . .
No matter who you are, where you're from, or what you do, you're gonna come across a situation in your life that requires rectification. Resolution. Or maybe just hitting with your fist until the static clears. When we come across these opportunities, we have two options: Fix the problem, or don't. Many, I'm sad to say, choose to don't. And when you leave a problem to wait while you cobble together a cheap workaround, they often fester. Buck has had enough! It's time for all of us to recognize that the damned machine right in front of you is broken, and it needs to be fixed RIGHT THIS SECOND, because the temporary fixes just aren't cutting it anymore! It's time to stand up, march right over to the window and scream "HEY, THIS MACHINE IS BUSTED AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!" Or something like that. Either way, just fix the problem.
Stove whispers a call in, but then strangely calls in again. Also, a few thoughts from last week's host, Monon'c Pat. Whose Patreon surpassed whom this week? You'll have to listen to this week's episode to find out!