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winter sad-face

Extreme temperatures are to be expected when you dwell in the northern regions of these United States, yet this was different. This winter – from which we are seeing the blessed first signs of retreat in the Upper Midwest – has been so relentless in its bleak severity that it marked us.

We examine the emotional toll that winter exacted and muse about the impact its exacted on our character and psyche.

Then it’s this question — what if this winter is what’s causing Vlad the Impaler to start invading neighboring lands?

We bring Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being to bear on the winter of our discontent…

Obama Cameron Putin

What is the supreme potentate of Russia thinking? Why are there Russian goons all over Crimea (and now it appears moving further into The Ukraine)? And what went down in Kiev to get this whole kerfuffle moving?

We bring our best thinking caps to bear on the madness in Eastern Europe as Brink Brickly details the history of the crisis. Where has the West been while all of this has accelerated? Could we have done anything?

Unsurprisingly, Brink and I don’t have kind words for the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton & the policy of ‘the reset button’ with our increasingly Soviet-esque ‘former’ foes.

Entertainment, Information & General Sense of Well Being are marshaled to meet the Russian Bear below…


President Obama has often been described as the smartest President that has ever drawn breath. Yet in a White House bash last week he was unable to correctly spell the word ‘respect’. This remarkable moment gives us pause to analyze the disparate treatment that conservatives & liberals receive in regards to their intellectual prowess.

We hearken back Vice President Quayles’ infamous spelling bee incident with the word ‘potato’. It’s tough to miss the double standard at work, especially when you take into account previous Presidential factual misadventures such as the declaration that our nation contains 57 states.

We discuss these issues in a mirthful fashion on the latest GooseRadio podcast…


CPAC closed up shop this weekend with a flurry of speeches that saw all the big stars on the right strutting their rhetorical stuff.

Old Brink Brickly & myself take a look at the performances of Governor Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie & the gang.

The Brink-ster things that Huck really helped himself in the youthful presidential sweepstakes with his appeal to social conservatives. We chat about Christie’s surprisingly warm sendoff after his remarks & one of us has a cow over his line regarding winning elections and principles.

Then it’s on to Ted Cruz. We note a recent epiphany regarding his wacky biographical similarity to someone who may surprise you. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul & more make appearances… as well as – less understandably – old Scottish ballads and Russel Crowe films.

It’s CPAC with an unmitigated General Sense of Well Being…

Jennifer Lawrence Balance

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?!

Then it’s a discussion of Jennifer Lawrence’s continued escapades falling down. She appears to have developed quite a consistent pattern of falling. But Brink Brickly is here for Jennifer, as he offers his encouraging analysis of her as a human being. We then discuss whether or nay her worldview and public bearing may indicate she is a secret Hollywood Conservative.

All this & far more than you could have ever dreamed! It’s the latest escapade toward Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being via the play button below…


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…

Obama Ditches the Shame

Goose Nissley —  February 24, 2014 — Leave a comment


When the President ran for the White House the first time, he indicated he needed to go and rescue the nation from an executive branch that – under President GW Bush – was just bullying the rest of the government around and basically doing whatever it very well wanted. He said he would go in there and return us to the way the constitution said things should be between the branches of government and champion people’s rights and that stuff.

Well, here we are just over 5 years into his presidency, and he’s expanded the power of the presidency even further than that other guy. Just in the last weeks’ comes news that he’s changing the dates when the employer mandate to provide insurance under that sweet new healthcare law goes into effect. Not changing the settled, passed law of the land mind you (as sucky as that thing is…). He’s just doing it, and the HHS is telling people that’s the way it is.

Brink and I are, as you might expect, displeased. We discuss how this phenomenon, exhibited as well in regards to the minimum wage and issues like gay marriage, could possibly be gaining this kind of steam in light of the President’s campaign rhetoric. In the end, we decide it has a lot to do with the collective level of shame in the halls of the District of Columbia.

It’s a General Sense of Well Being that President Obama can’t veto below…

Shamrock Shaking

Goose Nissley —  February 22, 2014 — Leave a comment


In these days approaching Saint Patrick’s Day, McDonalds brings forth its crown jewel – The Shamrock Shake.

The wondrous texture of this frozen & blended creation is discussed by Brink Brickly and myself as well as the strategies whereby one may consume the beverage. Also – is it a beverage? Where does it stand on the liquid – solid continuum?

We explain how the drink brings people together – both open fans of McDonalds as well as those who would not otherwise admit they sample Ronald’s fare.

We bring the mirth to a discussion of the Shamrock Shake…

Considering ‘Mitt’

Goose Nissley —  February 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

Netflix Mitt Poster

Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being makes its way to Netflix’s recently released documentary ‘Mitt’. This is no ordinary flick – a filmmaker found himself with intimate access to the Romney family for seven years & two presidential runs. So what did he find? What kind of cat was Mitt Romney really?

Brink Brickly comes alongside once more as we tackle the humanizing portrayal offered in the movie. This is the guy that the Romney campaign was simply never able to get across to the whole country – someone with character, a sense of humor, and humility. We grappled with the treatment the family and the man received and wonder why anyone would want to actually put themselves & their family through the brutality required to become President.

Manifold insights and unmitigated mirth await you in the latest GooseRadio Podcast…


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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