Show 65 – Stages of Twitter Grief, More Rain Events

Houston Flood Logo

Proposed new flag for Houston. Design suggested by Cort McMurray, “Houston needs a new flag. With a flood. And an armadillo.” Illustration by Ken Ellis / Chronicle.

 

Show 65 starts with Bill and Stig discussing what will be coming up on the show and their use of antihistamines. As usual, they also mention their current beers for the recording session.

At 5:16, Stig and Bill begin a discussion on the Houston Tax Day Rain Event. Included in the commentary is analysis on the media coverage and other specifics on totals and more.

Houston Chronicle article – Does Development cause flooding?

Space City Weather – Flooding Review

At 14:29, Stig goes through the five stages of grieving on Twitter after a celebrity dies.

At 22:16, Bill and Stig go over a few things that happened in the Houston Sports world. Stig slams a Texas Ranger broadcast. Bill brings us up to date on Houston Roller Derby. Stig finally has one sticker for all. The show concludes with Bill sharing a new iPad application and Stig discovers something old on YouTube.

Heuristic Shakespeare – The Tempest App

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Let’s Go Crazy” – Incubus (iTunes)
  • “Delirious” – Guy Forsyth (Discogs)
  • “Manic Monday” – Missile Command (Discogs)
  • “Darling Nikki” – Christina Marrs (Discogs)

Show 64 – Art Car Ball and Parade Review, Political Corruption?

Zebra Crew

Zebra Crew

Show 64 starts with an executive producer correction about the Astros lottery – Share 2 Care. Bill and Stig then preview what’s coming up on the show.

At 4:43, Bill gives a comprehensive review on the Art Car Ball and Parade, Stig discusses briefly CounterCulture 16.

At 11:52, Stig and Bill discuss ongoing questionable activities by former Governor Perry and Sid Miller, aka the Rodeo Clown. Stig gives a brief review of sports about the Houston area.

At 21:19, Stig shares what’s new to him with a new software game and Bill wraps up the show dropping more knowledge bombs.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “I Feel Lucky” – Mary Chapin Carpenter (iTunes)
  • “She Blows Hot and Cold” – Freddie Mercury (unreleased)
  • “Rough Boys” – Pete Townsend (iTunes)

Show 63 – Final Four and Astros Raffles

Show 63 starts with Stig and Bill previewing what is coming up on the show and listing their beers of choice.

At 4:45, Stig talks about too many work days in a row and all of the sports events around Houston during the Final Four. Bill and Stig then discuss the inductees for this years basketball Hall of Fame including Cheryl Swopes and Yao Ming.

Hall of Fame Announcement

Stig then talks about the Astros in Action sports raffle/lottery.

Astros Raffle

At 20:55, Stig talks about the Texas Relays and Bill discusses the Art Car Ball and Parade. Stig also talks about the crowds in downtown for Final Four.

At 33:17, Bill and Stig wrap up the show with a recent concert review and share what is new to them this week, the clue being it’s hardware.

Music featured in this episode:

  • “Big Blue Sea (Live)” – Bob Schneider at the Mucky Duck
  • “Running” – No Doubt (iTunes)
  • “Satan In My Motor” – Cake (iTunes)