Category Archives: Culture

Robin Williams, Matt Walsh and Real Hope

It still doesn’t seem real that the comedic legend Robin Williams is no longer with us. Brink & I look back at the epic legacy of Mr. Williams. His talent was exceptional, and it seemed that he had a real joy to share with his audience. That apparent dichotomy in his life – between a public joy and what appears to have been some very dark times in his personal life – makes his story all the more poignant.

The extremely compelling Matt Walsh took to his blog last week and penned a provoking piece on the reaction to the loss, specifically expressing his belief that Mr. Williams death wasn’t something his disease inexorably demanded – but was his own choice.

Brink loved the piece and explains why. He felt it expressed truth in a bold, compelling and touching way.

I disliked it, though I normally very much enjoy Matt’s work. I express my hesitations as to the piece’s timing, tone & claim as to the matter of a decision / vs. the horrors of a disease.

Yet a midst all the inescapable sadness of this story, we wrap our discussion up with the great hope that there is One who is greater than all the powers of this earth – for good or ill. And we can each come to know Him.

Commiserating on a Tough Twins’ Summer

It’s still beautiful. The crack of the bat & the soaring of the baseball through the night air of an American summer’s eve. Yet, these baseball months have been rendered a bit more emotionally challenging in the Upper Midwest with the Minnesota Twins’ 2014 performance.

Longtime GooseRadio friend Caveman Dave steps in to console me. Continue reading Commiserating on a Tough Twins’ Summer

How Can It Bee?

How can one even begin to describe the glory of the recent National Spelling Bee? The hopes… the dreams… the unceasingly monotone voice of the guy reading the awe inspiring words? Wow!

Brink & myself celebrate these wonders. What’s up with that tie? Is it really a sport? How are hot dogs involved? What was the deal with that kid who declared he knew the correct spelling and then didn’t?! Continue reading How Can It Bee?

Goose & Godzilla

Perhaps the buzz has reached your ears. The mammoth creature Godzilla is back in theaters once again. Only this time… with a twist worthy of M Night Shyamalan.

I have taken my fowl self to the cineplex & viewed this film for you, and offer my humble takeaways from Godzilla in an effort to guide your movie selections toward a more perfect union of Entertainment, Information & General Sense of Well Being. Continue reading Goose & Godzilla

Running Aground with ‘Noah’

You’ve beheld the hubbub! You’ve seen the arguments on FB & Twitter! Now, join us for some Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being as we give the GooseRadio Podcast treatment to Paramount’s ‘Noah’.

Continue reading Running Aground with ‘Noah’

Falling All over the Oscars

With a week to fully process, let’s examine the impact of the Oscars on our lives and society.

What’s going on with the selfies and the pizza deliveries? Why are we still fixated on the rich and famous?! Continue reading Falling All over the Oscars

Building Legos on The Big Screen


We get to talk about something fun & non-displeasing emanating from California!

The latest king of the movie box office is a snappy blockbuster following the exploits of anthropomorphic legos! It’s The Lego Movie!

Brink Brickly declares to you his affection for the flick… and describes the feelings that he experienced while viewing it. We discuss the manifold realms to which the movie transports its characters and viewers. The fact that The Lego Movie does not appear to have a plodding dedication to teaching young people about recycling is celebrated.

Then the conversation is uprooted momentarily to give me an opportunity to talk about my recently discovered love… the theaters installing these leather recliners in place of their old stadium seating. I emotionally speak about what these seating wonders have done for my life.

It’s another splendid foray toward Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being below…

The Olympics – Vlad, Costas & Joe Minnesota


It’s Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being unleashed on the Winter Games people!

I declare my unsubstantiated belief that Vladimir Putin attempted to strike at the heart of America by giving Bob Costas pink eye. Brink fires back his belief that Bob is a liberal hooligan.

We delve into women’s skiing & the texture of Russian snow… as well a discussion of the general difficulty of doing athletic things on snow and ice.

Then a regular Minnesotan called Joe comes alongside to share his depth of feeling on the results of the recent US / Russia hockey match up.

How do you take your Olympics? With a side of mirth perhaps?! The latest GooseRadio Podcast lies below…

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Hard Times in Bieber-ville


One of the world’s most inexplicable phenomenons – the rampant popularity of Justin Bieber – has taken some legal hits in recent weeks. Brink & myself discuss the Bieb’s latest legal headaches and even the potential disaffection of his hordes of ‘beliebers’.

Learn how Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto came to defend the young pop star as well as how Britney Spears & twinkies are brought to bear in the discussion as well.

It’s another rollicking trek toward Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being…

Scenes from Walmart

Wal Mart

It’s time to recognize one of America’s true glories – Walmart.

Brink recently beheld some remarkable hair care methods & vehicles there, tales which he shares. I attempt to put into words what Walmart means to us all. In the end, we paint a picture of our appreciation for what Sam Walton has given us all. We also manage to make fun of Democrats.

It’s all in a days work on the latest GooseRadio podcast…