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Purtan Podcast #69: "My Stationary Bike Is Getting Me Nowhere, Fast!"

Ah…the weekend! And time for a brand-spanking new Podcast from Purtan Podcast Central (aka my dining room table). Jackie finally sneezed the cold out of her system and is back with me, along with my wife Gail - who after sitting in as special co-host last week - received such rave reviews - is back for Podcast #69. 

She shares her recurring bout with “MCPS” (Missing Cell Phone Syndrome), and if you thought you had a “Smartphone” now…just wait. I’ll tell you about one coming out in the next few years that can actually “taste”. (So your phone won’t only be able to give you directions to a restaurant, it will order something for itself when you get to your table!) 

We also talk about what NOT to use in an airport bathroom and Jackie offers up a useful way to use gel hand sanitizer that can get you out of some sticky situations. 

Speaking of “sticky situations”…Gail and Jackie weigh in on the controversy over the comments Brent Musburger made about the Alabama QB’s girlfriend during their BCS game against Notre Dame. Was it sexist or “Mus Ado About Nothing”?  

And despite the ridicule I’m sure to take from my family, I’ll update you on the situation with the ancient stationary bike that I had taken away by the guys at 1-800-Got-Junk. As I mentioned last week, I had a change of heart and actually went to the junkyard myself to find it. I got it back…but is it working? Listen to find out. (It may not be as exciting as Lance Armstrong admitting that he doped up, but it does involve a bike!) 

Oh, I almost forgot. You’ll also find out why the “blueberry tart” I found in the kitchen tasted like wax. (Yes…it’s embarrassing, but I was hungry!) 

Finally, if you are still breathing a sigh of relief that the Mayans were wrong about the world ending last December 21st…we’re not out of the woods yet. I’ll give you a rundown of some of the craziest end-of-the-world predictions (including one made by a “magic chicken”) and one that may not be so crazy: It was made by the man considered to be the greatest scientist of all time. And according to him, our days are numbered. 

So now that you’ve already broken all your New Year’s Resolutions, resolve to listen to Podcast #69!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday with our daily blog! 

-Dick 

Purtan Podcast #69  (38:02)