Friday, March 31, 2017

DicksnJanes #611: FloridaBound

The Scarborough Dude gets going on his 6600 km drive south, with very little advance planning.

Daytona - Chris Rea - Road to Hell 

Boondocks and boondoggles

Boon (“ a timely benefit; a favor”) is a fairly old English word, dating back to the 12th century. In light of this one might be excused for thinking that words such as boondocks ("a rural area") and boondoggle (“a wasteful or impractical project or activity often involving graft”) are of similar vintage. However, not only are both of these words much newer than boon, they are not related to it (or to each other), except by a coincidence of spelling. Boondoggle is believed to have been coined in the 1920s by the American scoutmaster Robert H. Link as a name for the braided leather cords that are made and worn by Boy Scouts; it took on the “wasteful project” meaning sometime after. Boondocks is also a word from the early 20th century: it comes from the Tagalog word for a mountain, and was brought to English by the U.S. military forces who had occupied the Philippines at the beginning of the 20th century.

Friday, March 17, 2017

DicksnJanes #610: ReadyorNot

The soon to be close Salvage Shop, 1492 Kingston Road
The Scarborough Dude finally makes what was undoubtedly an inevitable, even if he didn’t know it, decision. 

This Is Not America - David Bowie - The Platinum Collection
Magic America - Blur - Parklife
American Draft Dodger in T.B. - Sam Roberts - Chemical City

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DicksnJanes Bonus: Dude Story Redux

Special thanks to Rob Balcer for the logo!
This was my third entry into the Spilling The Beans 6 minute podcast contest, all recorded spontaneously and just for the fun of it. Much to my surprise, fellow podcaster Doug Slater gave it a new life by editing in a background and sound effects, and turned it in to something worth listening to. Thank you Slugore!

Friday, March 10, 2017

DicksnJanes #609: MewLake

The Scarborough Dude takes Sally up to Algonquin Park, or vice versa, for a cold but enjoyable camp out.

Cool - Del Close & John Brent - The Beat Generation
Uncool - Del Close & John Brent - The Beat Generation

Monday, March 06, 2017

DicksnJanes #608: spilledbeans

Extra special thanks to the Henderson Brewing Company!

The Scarborough Dude joins a 6 minute podcast challenge for the free beer, then submits entries guaranteed to score zeros for most  of the requirements. 

Thank you Spilling The Beans!

Falling Out - Ween - White Pepper
Lovely To See You - Moody Blues - On The Threshold of a Dream

Thursday, March 02, 2017

DicksnJanes #607: andthebeatgoeson

The Scarborough Dude starts off high heading to Podcamp Toronto and ends low with the state of the world, with some average stuff in the middle. 

Hunger Is From - Ken Nordine - The Beat Generation
Married Blues - Kenneth Rexroth - The Beat Generation
High School Drag - Phillipa Fallon - The Beat Generation