37: Ramblings

A sleepy meant-for-wednesday-but-put-out-late-friday show..

Direct download here -> about 43 minutes, 35 meg

An above-average dose of inane banter this time!

Accupuncture
AJ’s son’s head-bonking ways
Gas Prices
Hot wiring a scooter
Janet’s Puppet show
more F1 talk.. I try to get AJ riled up, and it doesn’t work…

Selections from Mostlytunes this week:
The Chimera Project – Summer
Stereo Chromatic – The Damage between us
Elk River Etiquette – Love Lies Bleeding

Back in a few days!

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11 Responses to “37: Ramblings”

  1. Russ Says:

    thanks for playing those tracks guys, your podcast is badass.

  2. Nico Says:

    We pay almost 2 pesos per litre of gas. 3 pesos is about one american dollar, so it’d be cheap for you guys, but it’s not cheap for us! It’s like if it was 2 dollars for you…

    Do you have diesel? We have that and natural compressed gas, wich requires to do a conversion in the car (a tank and some piping), and has a range of just a couple of hundred of Km, but it’s WAY cheaper, therefore extremely popular.

    Ha, go figure, there’s a site in english about NCG in argentina:

    http://www.gnc.org.ar/English/main.htm

  3. jon from vancouver Says:

    We’re paying around $1.04 at the most so far, sometimes it goes down to 89.9 but of course never stays there for more than several hours.

    In regards to racing, did you watch the Toronto Molson Indy, and Paul Tracey running out of fuel???? WTF eh guys? The guy was doing so well with half a front wing too. I can’t believe how many dudes crashed into the wall in that race!

    Sorry to hear about your son, AJ. The medical system sucks and we all have stories.

  4. Matt Says:

    I’ve seen gas prices dip under $2 here in Colorado, USA… just slightly.

    Love the show guys… keep it up!

  5. jon from vancouver Says:

    I think it’s time for me to take that 30 minute drive to the border and save some money filling up. From a local gas price website, it works out to 77.9 per litre on average. I think it’s worth the 30 minutes, just need to bring my passport!

  6. wirobro Says:

    According to the AA ( http://www.theaa.com/allaboutcars/fuel/ ), the prices in the UK for mid-June were 85.6p for Unleaded (~$1.81CAD) and 89.7p for Diesel (~$1.89CAD) per litre. I’m not driving at the moment, but it used to be £25 (~$52CAD or something to fill my car a couple of years ago, so, erm, “SHUT UP!”. 🙂

  7. wirobro Says:

    PS. I’m really enjoying your shows! Keep up the good work.

  8. Rob Sullivan Says:

    In Halifax Nova Scotia we’re paying 1.02$ per litre.

  9. jon from vancouver Says:

    So, looks like across Canada, we are all on the same boat, hovering around $1 per litre. I agree that we shouldn’t be talking bad compared to others in the world, but we are comparing it to what we are used to paying. When it jumped to 80 cents last year, people here in Vancouver were complaining because for so many years we were used to 49.9 per litre. Even back in 1998, when I bought my VW Jetta new, it would cost $20 to fill up, now it’s over $40 in 7 years. I know, we all hate it and like others have said, it’s up to us now to make choices as in how much we drive and where and perhaps in what. I actually saw another brand new scooter in the back up of pickup truck today. Alot of people are buying scooters to travel in the city. At $2500 brand new on most Honda or Yamaha models, it is no surprise.

  10. Brian (G living in L) Says:

    Hey Bob and AJ, how’s it going ???

    In London we are currently paying about 92 pence a litre, which I believe equates to about $2.12 Canadian dollars. I drive a sports car and have just returned to London from a driving trip round Scotland with my girlfriend…it still astounds me that it costs about £50 or $106 Canadian dollars to fill up the car (which we did about 6 times during the week long break).

    Still, I consoled myself with some fine Single Malt “Scotch” whisky during the trip.

    Finally, let me thank you again for a great show it really does make me (and I’m sure many others) feel great. And after the bombings in London on Thursday, this is a welcome respite from the feelings of shock and revulsion at what happened.

    Hope all is well with you guys ?
    Brian (Glaswegian living in London….will need to find a shorter way of signing off…this is too much hard work) !!

  11. Rick Rajchel Says:

    F1 aye? I have to disagree with Bob on this one, and if you have a reasonable decent computer it’s easy to prove. Although I’m not an F1 fan in the sense that I like to watch it every week, I do like open wheel racing, as I wish I would be cool enough to be able to drive one someday.

    I have an F1 simulation on the PC, and you can race others over the internet. After hundreds of laps(about 700) on a track, and getting what I thought were really good times, I proceded to go online to look for some victims. I got my butt handed to me by 4-5 seconds per lap. I was even driving the virtual Ferrari. It’s a very humbling experience, and the cars don’t drive themselves.

    -Rick

    http://www.coolwatersband.com