Episode 7 – 7 Minutes in Heaven

Episode 7 – 7 Minutes in Heaven (They’re in there somewhere.)
Brian’s return
Shout out to the fans!
The World Without the Internet.
Start a Revolution?
IT Support people who hate computers.
Movie Trailers.
Summer movie preview.
Dave chokes.
Stuff to watch on TV.
The couch in the living room of your mind…

17 thoughts on “Episode 7 – 7 Minutes in Heaven”

  1. In terms of knowing too much based on information sharing- cable news and 24 hour news channels make a lot of that information readily available. And the internet plays a big role in that. I’ve been in conversations where we wonder if there are more women being taken or if we just know about it more- because how often would a 26 year old pregnant wife in Fresno be reported on the local news in Indiana before the internet and cable news having to fill 24 hours with pertinent news stories?

    No internet for Liz… would be awful!! I love the internet, I love the connection to people all around the world, I love the games and entertainment, I love seeing other people’s creativity. Like Jeff, I’m on a computer all day at work and I’m on the computer at home, too. I’ve seen the internet be something big and really important and life changing through so many venues- community forums, Facebook, blogs, Twitter. Also, I see businesses that harness the power of social media and the internet. Scotty’s is a fantastic example- he dropped his entire marketing budget a few years ago to avoid lying off employees. He only uses social media for marketing and is hugely successful with it. Last I heard, he was about to or maybe has dropped his secret shopper service because he gets immediate feedback from customers as they are still at their table and tweet about a problem. But truly- on a personal level- I’ve seen lives changed and enriched because of the connections made and kept via the internet.

    Harry Potter. Jeff stopped going to see the movies. I did not. Last one, I went and saw it by myself and it was my best date ever- didn’t have to share popcorn, could flavor and butter my popcorn to my heart’s content, didn’t have to wipe any noses or share an armrest. Everyone should go see a movie by themselves at least once a year.

    Liz’s future topic suggestion: OTC Meds and dosing. Dave’s perspective should be interesting. Specifically, what about OTC meds for little kids. On the one hand, the recommendation is now to not give meds to kids under age 4 aside from acetometiphen or ibuprofen. On the other hand, what do you do when your kid can’t sleep because they keeping coughing and coughing and coughing and everything homeopathic and non-medication that you try doesn’t work?

  2. OTC meds, oh man what a can of worms.
    Sure I guess I can comment on that next time.
    It really s@#$s to be a parent with child in distress and not be able to do anything about it.
    Try developing medicines for a living and being married to a naturopath!
    There is a few topics there:

    OTC meds, Homeopathic meds, Dosing in children

    Boy that one will need a huge disclaimer. Makin’ my life fun, aren’t you Liz?


  3. I still like the topic of:
    Who, in the world, deceased or living, would you like to have a conversation with?
    Carl Sagan is on my list as is Leonardo DaVinci. These are in addition to having my parents around for advice (both have passed on).

    What about our listeners, who would you really like to have a conversation with?


  4. I have a nice job that all I do is sit at a desk and listen to mp3 player all day so listening to you guys gives me some enjoyment during the day you forgot about another movie coming out this summer…smurfs coming in August 🙂 and Dave, Carl sagan is also on my list I have been doing a lot of looking up of stuff lately especially from watching ancient aliens (coincidentally how I game across you guys from your second episode) and his info on the 4th dimension is really interesting also I would like to meet Dr. Brian Weiss and learn more about past life regression…alright I’m done writing a novel…keep entertaining…oh and hi Liz! 🙂

    1. I have to admit to being excited for the Smurfs movie a little bit. We have DVDs of the cartoon and it totally hooks the kids. I just have so many memories of the Smurfs from my own Saturday mornings… good times!!

    2. Oh! And I listen to podcasts at my desk job, too. I also listen to TV shows at my desk job. I also find that podcasts are great to listen to when I go out for a run- a great distraction!

  5. “Garret who has been around”. I feel loose.

    Thanks for discussing the Internet. I was thinking more on the lines of what if we never even had it? How has the internet made our lives better? It’s like imagine a world without cell phones. 🙂 I should have specified, however, I like the direction you guys took the conversation in. Even the thoughts about how the world seemed “peaceful” is genius.

    By least favorite think about Windows 7 is the lack of the “Show Desktop” on the left side. I found a work around by Googling about it, but still.

    Trailers? I HATE when you go see the movie and discover that the trailer actually had all the best parts. In some cases only the good parts. I love superhero and sci-fi movies. I’m so excited about Green Lantern and Xmen. I didn’t read comics and my xmen knowledge is from Saturday morning cartoons or video games so I be “that” group that will probably enjoy the new movie.

    I’m only 30 minutes into the podcast but I’ve got to finish it later – gotta get ready for work. Good job guys and gal!

  6. Comments part 2:
    Netflix is awesome!

    The Flu outbreak story sounds a lot like the Walking Dead in that the world is decimated, and there’s no water, electric, internet, etc.

    Face Off looks really cool. I wanted to see it but never did.

    Great job guys!

  7. Hey everyone. Yay, I was mentioned… now if only I can get mentioned more than Garret in one episode I will be famous… lol.
    I really enjoyed this episode. I know what it’s like to not have the internet because at one time I could not afford it, now that I do have it, it’s very useful! I am mostly on it for blogging, Facebook, banking and email. I honestly have become dependent on it for things like keeping in touch with people. I really don’t like talking on the phone, I find it easier to email!
    I have to say the thing that I don’t like about Windows 7 (so far, because I just got it) is the Windows Live Movie Maker. I had to download the version from Vista. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!
    I have an idea for a topic. What happened to the days when kids would go outside and play instead of sitting in front of the tv all day playing games. Or them wanting toys (Barbies, or Toy Cars) for gifts instead of MP3 players, Gaming consoles and other misc electronics. Todays youth has become dependent on these things. Just an idea!

    1. Sorry, I missed this. It came in while we were recording the new episode. I think we can definitely talk up the play issue. I hated Vista, so never owned it, is the version of Windows Live Movie Maker for Win7 vastly different from the Vista version?

      1. It is different in some ways. I don’t like that you can’t use a storyboard (and if you can I haven’t found it yet). You can’t speed up or slow down the video. It’s not as easy to trim videos. Those are just a few of the things I don’t like. I don’t care too much for Vista either, but I really like Windows 7.

  8. Jennifer,
    Thank you for the topic, I think that would be a good one to discuss. We will add it to the list.


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