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815: How I Learned to Shave

815: How I Learned to Shave

Update: 2023-11-1913


Things our dads taught us, whether they intended to or not.

  • Prologue: Ira talks about the time his dad taught him to shave, and how unusual that was. (5 minutes)
  • Act One: When Jackie read the obits for the man who had invented the famous Trapper Keeper notebook, she was very surprised. As far as she knew, the inventor was very much alive. It was her dad. Not the guy in the obit. (15 minutes)
  • Act Two: A father and son find themselves in a very traditional relationship. Until the end. (21 minutes)
  • Act Three: Simon Rich reads his short story "History Report," in which a father explains the sex robots of the future. And other things as well. (14 minutes)

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Joe Biden is a miserable failure.

CNN now reporting and showing the video of Nepali and Thai Jews brought into Al Shifa Hospital after being taken Hostage on Hamas' day of slaughter in Israel on October 7th. Additionally, huge tunnel complex found under Al Shifa Hospital. That means Hamas has been lying all this while about this, denying Al Shifa hospitals role in their nefarious plans. Hamas lying...I'm shocked.

Nov 20th

POTUS 45, 46, & 47

Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, a 34-year-old nanny and leftist liberal, has been sentenced to over 700 years in prison for sexually assaulting 16 boys in his care in Orange County, California.

Nov 20th
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815: How I Learned to Shave

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