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Shenanigans Episode 90: Use Bigger Words, Little Man

July 19th, 2019

The foursome is back this week, and boy, do we initiate Vinnie into some serious Western New York coming of age traditions. That's right, he finally had his first Genny Cream Ale. It's an interesting taste test for sure. Walden joins in on the fun. Now, they're ready to storm Area 51. Vinnie tells us that DQ is a Texas staple and Walden is impressed with the Slurpee Baby. Meanwhile, there are some angry meth gators and angrier little men buying bagels. NSFW.

This week's Website of the Week is very close to us as it deals with a school friend of Craig and Rich. The link to the GoFundMe page for Curt Bobzien. Please take some time, make a donation. Send him well wishes. Curt's Courageous Cause

Cast: Craig, Rich, Walden, Vinnie

Running Time: 77 minutes

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The Dads Must Be Crazy Ep. 9: Pop Culture Father Figures

July 17th, 2019

We start off this week by making a little fun of Craig with his new blood pressure medications. But it's fair play when Howie, who is the youngest, tells us he's been on them for several years. Then we move into the meat of the episode. Who are some of the fathers from television shows from our youth and from today who made great father figures? Who had messages to help their children become better people? We revisit some of our favorite shows from our youth as we ponder the subject. 

Cast: Craig, Bobby, Howie

Running Time: 55 Minutes

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Thanks to Scott Leffler for the intro. 

Intro and outro music provided by incompetech.com Our theme music is “Retro Future Clean” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: by Attribution 3.0 license

 
 

Shenanigans Episode 89: We Want Terry Crews For King Triton

July 12th, 2019

We are down to a trio this week as Vinnie bailed in favor of family -- a valid excuse. And Howie...well... Anyway, this week we talk about the filming of A Quiet Place 2 in our backyard and Craig's issues with Ticketmaster. After Donald Trump's gaffe about airports, we brought back a bit from over two years ago when George and Craig talked about "One By Air." We talk about idiots licking ice cream at Walmart and all their moronic copycats. Speaking of Walmart, there could be a whole new line of special toys coming your way. Walden had a hand dryer dilemma. NSFW

Cast: Craig, Rich, Walden

Running Time: 86 Minutes

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The Dads Must Be Crazy Ep 8: Happy Birthday It’s A Party

July 10th, 2019

Happy birthday, Howie. Yes, it's his birthday and he's still not 40 yet. We talk about birthday parties when we were kids, and whether we really ever had any. Then we talk about what we do for our kids on their birthdays. These parties have changed quite a bit over the years. The debate over whether to give the guests gifts or not comes up. 

Cast: Craig, Bobby, Howie

Running Time: 53 minutes

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Thanks to Scott Leffler for the intro. 

Intro and outro music provided by incompetech.com Our theme music is “Retro Future Clean” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: by Attribution 3.0 license

Shenanigans Episode 88: There’s No Spooning in Shenanigans

July 5th, 2019

Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! Yes, the day we recorded this was that infamous baseball holiday, which we will still be able to observe for the next seven years, or really as long as the Mets continue to be a (barely) functioning team. We talk nice about Gronk, worried for his health as various news outlets are claiming he's wasting away. Vinnie went to his very first concert, and there is an update on meth squirrel. Apparently, there is a men's cuddling group in Pennsylvania and a woman now eats air to stay healthy. Meanwhile, there is nothing strange happening at the Denver Airport. You saw nothing. You heard nothing.

Cast: Craig, Walden, Rich, and Vinnie

Running Time: 77 Minutes

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The Dads Must Be Crazy Ep. 7: Man Caves & Escape Routes

July 3rd, 2019

In our newest Dads episode, we talk about man caves and some of the things we do or where we go when we need a little break from all the action. Of course, with Howie, we go a little off the rails, but we stick fairly close to the topic at hand. Sometimes, the man cave is less of a space and more of a hobby for us. 

Cast: Craig, Howie, Bobby

Running Time: 53 minutes

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Thanks to Scott Leffler for the intro. 

Intro and outro music provided by incompetech.com Our theme music is “Retro Future Clean” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: by Attribution 3.0 license

 

Shenanigans Episode 87: What a Meth of Squirrels

June 28th, 2019

We started off this show a little political. Well, maybe more than just a little. Craig tells us about the drone that was hovering over his backyard at dinner. Good Omens is getting some awesome, free publicity from the very people trying to stop its production. We're back in Rancho Cucamonga for some interesting police news. There are a lot of animals. Animals. Animals. And please don't flush your goldfish. And we're still NSFW.

Cast: Craig, Rich, Walden, Vinnie

Running Time: 75 minutes

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The Dads Must Be Crazy Ep. 6: School’s Out Summer Vacation

June 26th, 2019

Summer vacation is here. As we post this, the littlest of Craig and Bobby's kids are celebrating the last day of the school year. The older kids have been done since Friday, and so have all of Howie's. So, what do you do now that they're all home for the summer? Sleepovers and summer camps seem to be the highlights for most of the kids. What plans do you have for your kids while they're off for the summer? And we discuss the release of Toy Story 4. Just a little and no spoilers.

Cast: Craig, Howie, Bobby

Running Time: 52 minutes

 

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Thanks to Scott Leffler for the intro. 

Intro and outro music provided by incompetech.com Our theme music is “Retro Future Clean” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: by Attribution 3.0 license

Shenanigans Episode 86: And Boy Are His Arms Tired

June 21st, 2019

Vinnie explains Whattaburger to us Northerners and what we're missing, but we remind him of our own local burger joint. Vinnie also seems to have a bathroom beer holder. We make fun of soccer players, and have major pop culture fails without Howie here to assist. We also discuss 4 year old drivers making let turns onto 4-lane highways. And when it comes to Canada Watch, hilarity ensues.

Cast: Craig, Rich, Walden, and Vinnie

Running Time: 90 minutes

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The Dads Must Be Crazy Ep. 5: Dad & Mom Taxi Service, Inc

June 19th, 2019

This week we talk about carting our kids all over the place for their activities, whether they be dance, extracurricular school activities, or theater. We talk about this from our points of view, but please don't think that our wives aren't the most important cog in this whole taxi service. They definitely are. We also talk about board games and card games we play with the family. Howie's daughter sneaks in every once in awhile during this episode, and Bobby and Craig teach Howie about sun tea.

Cast: Craig, Howie, Bobby

Running Time: 50 minutes

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