I am home, and it is wonderful! Even though inexplicably it is in the 20’s here, I’m glad to sleep in my own bed, snuggled up to my wife and listening to my dog snore.

The plane from Chicago to Atlanta was the same one I was supposed to take from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach, but it had some mechanical problem so we got rerouted to a different plane. In that extra time, I recorded an episode of the clambake that in retrospect I’m not going to use. It was too noisy and sounds like crap. So, the snotty yuppie couple at gate A14 of Hartsfield, the ones who made big street theater of getting up and moving somewhere else after I started recording, the ones who were bothered by my talking into the microphone 5 seats away from them but not the people talking into cellphones 2 seats away, I pissed you off for nothing. Merry XMas and kiss my ass. Interestingly, after I stopped recording 3 different people wanted to talk to me about what I was doing and that flexible microphone attached to the laptop. This lends credence to my belief I wasn’t doing anything wrong and the yuppie couple were just assholes.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

10 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Ray Booysen says:

    AAH I would like to hear that podcast. Cmon, post it 😛

  2. Dave says:

    OK Ray, I’ll give it one more listen and decide. If I do, I’m posting it under protest. “Folks, if you think this sounds like ass please direct your feedback to Mr. Ray Booysen!”

  3. Dennis Monckton says:

    I love how you just tell it straight out like it is. Keep up the great work.

  4. Yuppie Ass says:

    This is great news for those that use the plane to catch a little shut eye – if it wasn’t bad enough that they are going to allow cell phone usage on the plane (like I want to hear everyone’s damn ringtone) but now I have to hear everyone podcasting into their laptops. How more annoying is it going to get, I don’t want to know about your personal life or your silly little podcast.

  5. Dave says:

    … with poor reading comprehension, this wasn’t on the plane it was at the gate. Like I say in the post above clear as a bell where I refer to “Gate A14”. Thanks for being a dick, though. Happy holidays. I got a troll for XMas!

  6. Ken Nelson says:

    Hi, Dave:
    I gotta make it yet another request to let the show go on. I’ve heard your normal great sounding podcasts; I can’t believe the audio quality of this one is that much worse than the normal quality I’ve heard on some (unnamed) other ‘casts I’ve sampled.

    BTW, I’m looking forward to a “Dave & James Show” if y’all get together over Christmas or New Years.

    Merry Christmas!

    – Ken –

  7. James says:

    Let’s hear it. As for the Dave and James show–I’m not sure if I have anything to add. I don’t mind but I get the feeling that I would end up like Bob Euchre’s backup in Major League.

  8. Morrie says:

    David you’re doing everything right. Thanks for some fantastic podcasting, thanks for putting me on to IPX and wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  9. Yuppie Ass, Adam Curry did do a podcast while taking a flight, I think when he came to BloggerCon. I think he did it while most people were sleeping and he talked fairly quietly.

  10. PJ Cabrera says:


    I used to live in Greensboro, NC from 1996 to 2000, it never got that cold, and it’s several hundred miles more to the north!

    I was a consultant in Roanoke, VA from Feb. 1998 to Feb. 1999, and it did get cold there, but that was way up the Blue Ridge Mountains!

    I blame Bush! 😀

    Hey, before I forget, Happy Holidays, y’all!

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