Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast

Cold weather got your power down? Does your starter crank like an anemic 16-year old anti-First Amendment weenie? Worried the next icy night will put your battery to bed? The Garage Hour charges to the rescue with a totally sensible gearhead episode about how to understand, manage and maintain the power well you depend upon when the high temperature is lower than a hipster's pull ups.

With a horde of Electric Wizard tracks to keep you wired, the Garage Hour goons talk what kills batteries, how to notice a dying battery before it's too late, tricks for keep them healthy like float charging and block heating, and what to do when it's too late (incluing calling your gearhead brother, who was smart enough to listen to this episode beforehand...).  Snow and ice should be an excuse for donuts and drifting, not dead car batteries and freezing to death.

Direct download: HWGH110919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Cold weather got your power down? Does your starter crank like an anemic 16-year old anti-First Amendment weenie? Worried the next icy night will put your battery to bed? The Garage Hour charges to the rescue with a totally sensible gearhead episode about how to understand, manage and maintain the power well you depend upon when the high temperature is lower than a hipster's pull ups.

With a horde of Electric Wizard tracks to keep you wired, the Garage Hour goons talk what kills batteries, how to notice a dying battery before it's too late, tricks for keep them healthy like float charging and block heating, and what to do when it's too late (incluing calling your gearhead brother, who was smart enough to listen to this episode beforehand...).  Snow and ice should be an excuse for donuts and drifting, not dead car batteries and freezing to death.

Direct download: HWGH110919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Remember when prepping was a bad thing?  Gearheads and geeks call it #because, and Kalifornistan is proving the point.  Join us for the sort'a annual Bagels, Batteries and Bullets show as the Gearhead Consultancy discusses some of the basics of being ready when the bureaucracy hits the fan.

Let's keep it simple (stupid): bagels, batteries and bullets mean being prepared to cope with the needs presented by food, supplies and society.  You need to be able to last three days on your own, and experts warn society is only four meals from a riot.  Don't be one of them.

Direct download: HWGH103119mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

Remember when prepping was a bad thing?  Gearheads and geeks call it #because, and Kalifornistan is proving the point.  Join us for the sort'a annual Bagels, Batteries and Bullets show as the Gearhead Consultancy discusses some of the basics of being ready when the bureaucracy hits the fan.

Let's keep it simple (stupid): bagels, batteries and bullets mean being prepared to cope with the needs presented by food, supplies and society.  You need to be able to last three days on your own, and experts warn society is only four meals from a riot.  Don't be one of them.

Direct download: HWGH103119.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:41pm EST

From the garage - the Garage Hour is all gearhead, all the time.  This one-man episode (we'll summon the cohosts shortly - too many are still overseas staring down Putin) visits with a little auto-detailing logic, powered by Mother's product and a truckload of elbow grease, then veers off into the importance of geeks and gearheads of all stripes being aware of when the faceless little man with the big eraser is eyeballing their freedom to shoot, drive, build, wire, fry, brew, chop, punch and practice.

There's always more in a garage - you know that - so tune in for beers and breweries we discovered in Colorado during recent off-road adventures, the importance of having a proper funtioning workbench (instead of a soggy old desk that can't take a hammering and won't support your vise), Super Duties and their messy, messy owners, and why your hobbies and freedoms are a bureacrat's leverage (ie, licensing your rights back to you).

Direct download: HWGH100919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

From the garage - the Garage Hour is all gearhead, all the time.  This one-man episode (we'll summon the cohosts shortly - too many are still overseas staring down Putin) visits with a little auto-detailing logic, powered by Mother's product and a truckload of elbow grease, then veers off into the importance of geeks and gearheads of all stripes being aware of when the faceless little man with the big eraser is eyeballing their freedom to shoot, drive, build, wire, fry, brew, chop, punch and practice.

There's always more in a garage - you know that - so tune in for beers and breweries we discovered in Colorado during recent off-road adventures, the importance of having a proper funtioning workbench (instead of a soggy old desk that can't take a hammering and won't support your vise), Super Duties and their messy, messy owners, and why your hobbies and freedoms are a bureacrat's leverage (ie, licensing your rights back to you).

Direct download: HWGH100919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Nice! The Garage Hour goons are back from their Ukrainian espionage collusion sabatical (those tanks won't fork themselves, or how I learned to love Uncle Donald's Javelins), and it's time for cars, trucks, beers and guns.

Because what you drive and how you drive it is never far from a good man's radar, the Gearhead Consultancy chats about what's wrong with drivers these days (ball bearings), and how the advance of technology in your car is making you dumber, less competent and an embarrassment to first-world excuses.

This episode is live (to tape) from Protector Brewery and their founder and head bottle-washer, Sean "Where's My SCAR?" Haggerty, details the brewery's expansion plans, as well as his newest beers and upcoming supersauce (ahem, it's pronounced "lager") for your Oktoberfest pleasure.

Because we know you love it, there's a crapton of random awesomeness too: the Prius ban, drivers versus motorcyclists, hipster Harleys (tight pants and scooters), zippering in traffic, used TOW missiles ("... And WHEN did you use them?"), the tech disconnect and why lane splitting matters.

Direct download: HWGH061219mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

Nice!  The Garage Hour goons are back from their Ukrainian espionage collusion sabatical (those tanks won't fork themselves, or how I learned to love Uncle Donald's Javelins), and it's time for cars, trucks, beers and guns.

Because what you drive and how you drive it is never far from a good man's radar, the Gearhead Consultancy chats about what's wrong with drivers these days (ball bearings), and how the advance of technology in your car is making you dumber, less competent and an embarrassment to first-world excuses.

This episode is live (to tape) from Protector Brewery and their founder and head bottle-washer, Sean "Where's My SCAR?" Haggerty, details the brewery's expansion plans, as well as his newest beers and upcoming supersauce (ahem, it's pronounced "lager") for your Oktoberfest pleasure.

Because we know you love it, there's a crapton of random awesomeness too: the Prius ban, drivers versus motorcyclists, hipster Harleys (tight pants and scooters), zippering in traffic, used TOW missiles ("... And WHEN did you use them?"), the tech disconnect and why lane splitting matters.

Direct download: HWGH061219.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

The Gearhead Consultancy gathered at Protector Brewery to chat with Mike from San Diego County Gun Owners about the state of your freedoms in the third-world kleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and Protector Team 1 leader Sean Haggerty joined in, #becauseinteresting.

The episode revolves around gun laws in San Diego, SoCal and worldwide, including updates on your access to a CCW in San Diego, and how to get them from Sheriff Bill "Ruby Ridge" Gore, SDCGO's CCW meetings, the "Week of Freedom" and how generous Americans nationwide helped 700,000 CA residents buy more than 2,000,000 10+round magazines.  Mike also shines some sunlight on the assault politicians in Sacramento, who seek to drive their citizens into the desert by banning gun shows, and the legal black hole caused by politicians using red-flag laws for political gain.  Or Cain.  Both.

There's also a look at 2A-thinking around the world as Europe's slow sinking under the weight of invaders from the lawless Middle East drives citizens of European nations to clamor for 2A-style rights, as well as new castle-style protections in Indiana, Florida, Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  The Garage Hour also reflects on memories of the Roof Koreans, and how the Second Amendment kept a lot of people safe during the LA riots.

Yeah, which riots, right?  Freakin' Los Angeles.  Then there was yummy Protector beer.

Direct download: HWGH05019mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

The Gearhead Consultancy gathered at Protector Brewery to chat with Mike from San Diego County Gun Owners about the state of your freedoms in the third-world kleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and Protector Team 1 leader Sean Haggerty joined in, #becauseinteresting.

The episode revolves around gun laws in San Diego, SoCal and worldwide, including updates on your access to a CCW in San Diego, and how to get them from Sheriff Bill "Ruby Ridge" Gore, SDCGO's CCW meetings, the "Week of Freedom" and how generous Americans nationwide helped 700,000 CA residents buy more than 2,000,000 10+round magazines.  Mike also shines some sunlight on the assault politicians in Sacramento, who seek to drive their citizens into the desert by banning gun shows, and the legal black hole caused by politicians using red-flag laws for political gain.  Or Cain.  Both.

There's also a look at 2A-thinking around the world as Europe's slow sinking under the weight of invaders from the lawless Middle East drives citizens of European nations to clamor for 2A-style rights, as well as new castle-style protections in Indiana, Florida, Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  The Garage Hour also reflects on memories of the Roof Koreans, and how the Second Amendment kept a lot of people safe during the LA riots.

Yeah, which riots, right?  Freakin' Los Angeles.  Then there was yummy Protector beer.

Direct download: HWGH05019.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Holy carp!  Too much good stuff (and a bunch of random hilarity, because gearhead).  This Garage Hour was a gathering of the goon squad, based on no reason other than it's awesome.  From stalwart cohosting machine Diesel Ayatollah, Basso Profundo himself (Chef Jeff) and an operational (when not operating) Gringo Rich, to the threat of FNG weather with newb cohosts Ryan and Kevin (to name a few), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort keeps this thing on the rails... for about 30 seconds.

Apparently, eight gearheads, blowtorches, bolts, Blues Brothers, barbecue, beers and a garage adds up to gearhead talk-radio genius.  Then it's all cars, trucks, beers and guns, plus the aforementioned stuff and some mentioned aft:

Banning Priuses from the Mumford lane?  Obviously.  Banning Burns Co. slant-drilling in New York?  It's in there.  The end of good rock?  Clocked it.  E46 BMWs for fun and VANOS repair?  Yup.  Burns Slant-Drilling Company?  Worked there.  Skeet surfing?  Every Wednesday.  Gearhead must-watch movies?  Listed some.  The taste of ATF?  Not as good as a Pineapple Grenade from Protector Brewery.

Also, according to this bunch, Bullitt is now anti-albino, the top shelves are genetic victim markers, Jeeps are born seeking repair-victim status, all aftermarket wheels are potential dealership victims, and trannies are supposed to stay between the (frame) rails.  Then they make sure to insult or offend Moe Sislack, Bob "Catfish" Filner, work gloves, power steering, Mercedez-Benz engine designers, Persian mechanics, cartoons, snowflakes, bulls and Huffy.  So much.

#Becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH042619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Holy carp!  Too much good stuff (and a bunch of random hilarity, because gearhead).  This Garage Hour was a gathering of the goon squad, based on no reason other than it's awesome.  From stalwart cohosting machine Diesel Ayatollah, Basso Profundo himself (Chef Jeff) and an operational (when not operating) Gringo Rich, to the threat of FNG weather with newb cohosts Ryan and Kevin (to name a few), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort keeps this thing on the rails... for about 30 seconds.

Apparently, eight gearheads, blowtorches, bolts, Blues Brothers, barbecue, beers and a garage adds up to gearhead talk-radio genius.  Then it's all cars, trucks, beers and guns, plus the aforementioned stuff and some mentioned aft:

Banning Priuses from the Mumford lane?  Obviously.  Banning Burns Co. slant-drilling in New York?  It's in there.  The end of good rock?  Clocked it.  E46 BMWs for fun and VANOS repair?  Yup.  Burns Slant-Drilling Company?  Worked there.  Skeet surfing?  Every Wednesday.  Gearhead must-watch movies?  Listed some.  The taste of ATF?  Not as good as a Pineapple Grenade from Protector Brewery.

Also, according to this bunch, Bullitt is now anti-albino, the top shelves are genetic victim markers, Jeeps are born seeking repair-victim status, all aftermarket wheels are potential dealership victims, and trannies are supposed to stay between the (frame) rails.  Then they make sure to insult or offend Moe Sislack, Bob "Catfish" Filner, work gloves, power steering, Mercedez-Benz engine designers, Persian mechanics, cartoons, snowflakes, bulls and Huffy.  So much.

#Becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH042619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:16am EST

The Gearhead Consultancy assembled for another late-night garaging session to turn some enviroweenie tropes into tasty tripe (emotionally charged watermelon environmentalism makes good eatin').  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was joined by mechanical man Gringo Rich, and the two broke in fresh new cohost and homebrewer extraodinaire Agent Neighbor.  The junior G-Man was wise enough to show up carrying a keg, so he got along alright.

Discussions got down to the brass ticky-tacks right quick, exploring the downsides of hybrid and electric cars (cost, inefficiency, toxicity, value, etc), solar (what's good for your roof ain't good for the neighborhood), wind (condor Cuisinarts do not make chicken) and biking to work (how many bags of groceries did you pick up on the way home?). There was also a serious melon-balling of all this lofty - and baseless - environmental cotton-candy, because hyperbole that appeals to hipsters, narcisists and sychophants does not a very merry reality make.

It's not all ball bearings, though - there are good elements to every bad idea, and these mechanical minds can find them, or get sauced trying.  It's not the technology's fault, after all, but the fools forcing a 9-volt into a AA hole.

There was also talk of beer: Protector's Pineapple Grenade and Berserker, Garage Brewing's Porter, the luscious and lethal Quadrangle, and Agent Neighbor's sublime pale.  Music?  Soundgarden, the Farmers, Deadbolt, the Crow soundtrack, Stone Temple Pilots, plus Crow's Nest and Red Rock.

Direct download: HWGH040619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:04am EST

The Gearhead Consultancy assembled for another late-night garaging session to turn some enviroweenie tropes into tasty tripe (emotionally charged watermelon environmentalism makes good eatin').  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was joined by mechanical man Gringo Rich, and the two broke in fresh new cohost and homebrewer extraodinaire Agent Neighbor.  The junior G-Man was wise enough to show up carrying a keg, so he got along alright.

Discussions got down to the brass ticky-tacks right quick, exploring the downsides of hybrid and electric cars (cost, inefficiency, toxicity, value, etc), solar (what's good for your roof ain't good for the neighborhood), wind (condor Cuisinarts do not make chicken) and biking to work (how many bags of groceries did you pick up on the way home?). There was also a serious melon-balling of all this lofty - and baseless - environmental cotton-candy, because hyperbole that appeals to hipsters, narcisists and sychophants does not a very merry reality make.

It's not all ball bearings, though - there are good elements to every bad idea, and these mechanical minds can find them, or get sauced trying.  It's not the technology's fault, after all, but the fools forcing a 9-volt into a AA hole.

There was also talk of beer: Protector's Pineapple Grenade and Berserker, Garage Brewing's Porter, the luscious and lethal Quadrangle, and Agent Neighbor's sublime pale.  Music?  Soundgarden, the Farmers, Deadbolt, the Crow soundtrack, Stone Temple Pilots, plus Crow's Nest and Red Rock.

Direct download: HWGH040619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:57am EST

Cheffing beer with the philosopher beermakers... The Garage Hour goons got their guns to Burning Beard for a serious hour of brewing business in San Diego's East County, including cursed locations, the tipping point for critical brewery mass, the importance of cultivating good retailers, and rebranding your failures.  There's fancy beers like New Damage, regular Normcore, Old Banksy and Du Hast (some appearing in cans!), and some of the most elemental details of the Wondertwins' upcoming third-anniversary party at the Beard (April 13 - act fast, espcially if you like Alice in Chains, Faith No More, the Allman Brothers or Deep Purple).

The Beard has the best jukebox in the world, and we always end up talking music too - everything from Chris Cornell in retrospect, Audioslave in Fallujah, and Filner in a headlock. There was also the Fiends, Deadbolt, a Foreigner/Asia/Saga shunt, and a minute or two on the upcoming Burning Beard Fight Club.

Just add Jeff "Sideburns" Weidekr and Mike "Tape Deck" Maass (plus .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, the Lovely and Tolerant Karen and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort): it's gearhead talk radio.

Direct download: HWGH031919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Cheffing beer with the philosopher beermakers... The Garage Hour goons got their guns to Burning Beard for a serious hour of brewing business in San Diego's East County, including cursed locations, the tipping point for critical brewery mass, the importance of cultivating good retailers, and rebranding your failures.  There's fancy beers like New Damage, regular Normcore, Old Banksy and Du Hast (some appearing in cans!), and some of the most elemental details of the Wondertwins' upcoming third-anniversary party at the Beard (April 13 - act fast, espcially if you like Alice in Chains, Faith No More, the Allman Brothers or Deep Purple).

The Beard has the best jukebox in the world, and we always end up talking music too - everything from Chris Cornell in retrospect, Audioslave in Fallujah, and Filner in a headlock. There was also the Fiends, Deadbolt, a Foreigner/Asia/Saga shunt, and a minute or two on the upcoming Burning Beard Fight Club.

Just add Jeff "Sideburns" Weidekr and Mike "Tape Deck" Maass (plus .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, the Lovely and Tolerant Karen and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort): it's gearhead talk radio.

Direct download: HWGH031919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Too much good stuff!  This Garage Hour Reload had everything from tannerite to OJ's Bronco and short-course off-road racing to Elsinore VS Glen Helen, 'froading in SoCal, Blackstar Canyon, the Zip-It Hippie shirt and pistolized Mosin Nagants. It devolves into a board meeting about the first-ever Garage Hour Gun Getogether.

The studio and all lines were infested with cohosts, including the boys from Second Amendment Clothing, Nacho from Wisconsin, Gainfully Employed Dave, Mr. Dustin, Vitamin "E" (also from Wisco) and disaster-master Justin Fort's little brother Johnny.

Backed by the Top Taxpayer Mix (also known as the Mr. Dustin, Top Earner Mix) and a lot of t-shirt cannons, this is a throwback worth keeping.

Direct download: HWGH050810mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Too much good stuff!  This Garage Hour Reload had everything from tannerite to OJ's Bronco and short-course off-road racing to Elsinore VS Glen Helen, 'froading in SoCal, Blackstar Canyon, the Zip-It Hippie shirt and pistolized Mosin Nagants. It devolves into a board meeting about the first-ever Garage Hour Gun Getogether.

The studio and all lines were infested with cohosts, including the boys from Second Amendment Clothing, Nacho from Wisconsin, Gainfully Employed Dave, Mr. Dustin, Vitamin "E" (also from Wisco) and disaster-master Justin Fort's little brother Johnny.

Backed by the Top Taxpayer Mix (also known as the Mr. Dustin, Top Earner Mix) and a lot of t-shirt cannons, this is a throwback worth keeping.

Direct download: HWGH050810.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Tactical thinking makes good beer.  Live from prominent projector Protector Brewery: the Garage Hour goons invaded Protector's beer concentration and tortured Sean Haggerty (SEAL Team 5 and Protector Team 1) with rainy day traffic until he told us tales of brewing Berserker (cherry puré infusion!), Beast Mod (friendlier when you pet it), and Pineapple Grenade (it's about the gravity).  Then Sean swung for the fence, and we captured two segments dense with great beer technique, including frozen infusion, CO2 and good water, feeding sugar, making nice with yeast, and why learning to embrace the suck is a watershed moment for beermakers and warfighters both.

Because it's the Beeralani Maker's District, the Gearhead Consultancy also purloined Guillermo Nasser of Collective Culture, the new #kombuchery going in next door.  He's going to bring #funkyferments to the masses (and promised to make some with a buzz).  Alongside he and Sean, there's bald tires, hail and lightning, the Liberator Taster Paddle (are you man enough?), veteran businessmen and Protector at Miramar.  Who are you to resist?

Direct download: HWGH032019mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Tactical thinking makes good beer.  Live from prominent projector Protector Brewery: the Garage Hour goons invaded Protector's beer concentration and tortured Sean Haggerty (SEAL Team 5 and Protector Team 1) with rainy day traffic until he told us tales of brewing Berserker (cherry puré infusion!), Beast Mod (friendlier when you pet it), and Pineapple Grenade (it's about the gravity).  Then Sean swung for the fence, and we captured two segments dense with great beer technique, including frozen infusion, CO2 and good water, feeding sugar, making nice with yeast, and why learning to embrace the suck is a watershed moment for beermakers and warfighters both.

Because it's the Beeralani Maker's District, the Gearhead Consultancy also purloined Guillermo Nasser of Collective Culture, the new #kombuchery going in next door.  He's going to bring #funkyferments to the masses (and promised to make some with a buzz).  Alongside he and Sean, there's bald tires, hail and lightning, the Liberator Taster Paddle (are you man enough?), veteran businessmen and Protector at Miramar.  Who are you to resist?

Direct download: HWGH032019.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Grab some Garage Hour for the perfect in-garage chat session: Gringo Rich joins Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for nothing but gearhead.

Interested in coatings for the new steel on your old truck?  Just say spray paint!  Gotten a ticket(s) from the CHP?  They do a tough job, honestly or not - just take the ticket... Did you know about their their ongoing cold war with the SDPD?  Are you at Tierra del Sol this year?  We weren't (and why).  Tired of stupid designs that only seem to require you to invest in more stupid designs?  Thanks, post-Jobs Apple...  Do you think that needless government bureaucracy and masterminding is the ruin of innovation?  Ever been to a show at the Casbah in San Diego (thanks, Chef!) or the Col Ballroom in Davenport?  Remember John Deere's Earth-bending monster electromagnet?  Did you applaud when everyone on the planet told PETA to go F! itself when it went after Steve Irwin?  Think drive-by-wire is dangerous?

With a little help from Pineapple Grenade (via Protector Brewery), Powder 1, Rock Hound, Savage Off-Road, Addicted Off-Road and Krylon... We are you.

Direct download: HWGH030219mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:41pm EST

Grab some Garage Hour for the perfect in-garage chat session: Gringo Rich joins Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for nothing but gearhead.

Interested in coatings for the new steel on your old truck?  Just say spray paint!  Gotten a ticket(s) from the CHP?  They do a tough job, honestly or not - just take the ticket... Did you know about their their ongoing cold war with the SDPD?  Are you at Tierra del Sol this year?  We weren't (and why).  Tired of stupid designs that only seem to require you to invest in more stupid designs?  Thanks, post-Jobs Apple...  Do you think that needless government bureaucracy and masterminding is the ruin of innovation?  Ever been to a show at the Casbah in San Diego (thanks, Chef!) or the Col Ballroom in Davenport?  Remember John Deere's Earth-bending monster electromagnet?  Did you applaud when everyone on the planet told PETA to go F! itself when it went after Steve Irwin?  Think drive-by-wire is dangerous?

With a little help from Pineapple Grenade (via Protector Brewery), Powder 1, Rock Hound, Savage Off-Road, Addicted Off-Road and Krylon... We are you.

Direct download: HWGH030219.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

You don't duck curveballs, you hit them: when a planned episode with SEAL Team 5er and Protector Brewery lead Sean Hannity was derailed by a $8200 San Diego parking ticket (rumor has it they'll take a kidney and his childhood home in trade), the Garage Hour kidnapped Beer Servatrix and willing cohost Ashleigh and random awesomeness ensued.

New beers at Protector?  We've got the list.  New Jersey?  We've been there (and ain't going back, family home or not).  Suicidal geese?  Someone call DPS.  Tactical shotgun VS three-gun?  We chat style, preference and transitions with a deputy sheriff.  Sheriff's sidearms?  Yes, they do, often with front arms.  Fur torpedoes?  They like beer.  Best Coast Beer Fest?  We're planning to be there with our buddies from Protector.  Portland VS Seattle VS Ocean Beach grossfest?  Someone grab the hydrogen peroxide and a band-aid.  Crowlers VS canlers?  They're better full.  Richard Keil & Happy Gilmore?  Well, we were already being awesome...  Blazing Saddles & Spaceballs?  Thank goodness.

Yup.  Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH021519mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

You don't duck curveballs, you hit them: when a planned episode with SEAL Team 5er and Protector Brewery lead Sean Hannity was derailed by a $8200 San Diego parking ticket (rumor has it they'll take a kidney and his childhood home in trade), the Garage Hour kidnapped Beer Servatrix and willing cohost Ashleigh and random awesomeness ensued.

New beers at Protector?  We've got the list.  New Jersey?  We've been there (and ain't going back, family home or not).  Suicidal geese?  Someone call DPS.  Tactical shotgun VS three-gun?  We chat style, preference and transitions with a deputy sheriff.  Sheriff's sidearms?  Yes, they do, often with front arms.  Fur torpedoes?  They like beer.  Best Coast Beer Fest?  We're planning to be there with our buddies from Protector.  Portland VS Seattle VS Ocean Beach grossfest?  Someone grab the hydrogen peroxide and a band-aid.  Crowlers VS canlers?  They're better full.  Richard Keil & Happy Gilmore?  Well, we were already being awesome...  Blazing Saddles & Spaceballs?  Thank goodness.

Yup.  Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH021519.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

The gearhead goons got together at Protector Brewery for a night with fine ale, fast friends and at least one microphone.  Target topics were the new beers coming to our home brewery (including a new S.M.A.S.H. and a hazy IPA called "Man In the Arena" - Gringo Rich's new fave, whether or not he got the quote right).

Other goodness happened too: cold-weather tales of frozen nose-hair, 50mph winds in the North Atlantic and waves full of icebergs, the upcoming Best Coat Beer Fest, iron-butt riders on the Baja 1000 (and 2000), Dust to Glory versus Endless Winter, and how Los Angeles framed Roger Rabbit.

... And we take a swing at Chef Jeff's old man, Randy Hall, who just published his Kawasaki coffee table book - Lean, Mean & Lime Green (back when the good old days really were).

We're not professional, we're just drawn that way.

Direct download: HWGH020919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:07am EST

The gearhead goons got together at Protector Brewery for a night with fine ale, fast friends and at least one microphone.  Target topics were the new beers coming to our home brewery (including a new S.M.A.S.H. and a hazy IPA called "Man In the Arena" - Gringo Rich's new fave, whether or not he got the quote right).

Other goodness happened too: cold-weather tales of frozen nose-hair, 50mph winds in the North Atlantic and waves full of icebergs, the upcoming Best Coat Beer Fest, iron-butt riders on the Baja 1000 (and 2000), Dust to Glory versus Endless Winter, and how Los Angeles framed Roger Rabbit.

... And we take a swing at Chef Jeff's old man, Randy Hall, who just published his Kawasaki coffee table book - Lean, Mean & Lime Green (back when the good old days really were).

We're not professional, we're just drawn that way.

Direct download: HWGH020919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

From OCD HQ (Gringo Rich's garage - Location A-2), the Gearhead Consultancy spells out some of the logical, political and humanity-eroding failings of robots driving cars and autodrive anything. It's not just simple concerns like bad electronic eyes and soft logic, either: Who's liable? What happens to skillsets and responsibility? Why let some pearl-clutching toolbox in congress decide you can't hack it?

Asimov's Three Rules of Robotics are valid until they're not. We know why, and you should too.  There's lots of things robots and computers can't do that overlap with things they shouldn't do.  Aside from the liability of non-responsibility and the meddling of incompetent, ignorant or invasive politicians (thrice redundant), the peril of two-tier laws and robot protectionism (victim status, anyone?), there's simple (or simply unachievable) issues with road lines, gravel or snow and ice, plus odd lighting, sun flares and the mightiest screw of them all: other humans' behaviors.

Robots are coming to get us, unless we get them first - go read "I, Robot" and email us in the morning.

Direct download: HWGH020819mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:17am EST

From OCD HQ (Gringo Rich's garage - Location A-2), the Gearhead Consultancy spells out some of the logical, political and humanity-eroding failings of robots driving cars and autodrive anything. It's not just simple concerns like bad electronic eyes and soft logic, either: Who's liable? What happens to skillsets and responsibility? Why let some pearl-clutching toolbox in congress decide you can't hack it?

Asimov's Three Rules of Robotics are valid until they're not. We know why, and you should too.  There's lots of things robots and computers can't do that overlap with things they shouldn't do.  Aside from the liability of non-responsibility and the meddling of incompetent, ignorant or invasive politicians (thrice redundant), the peril of two-tier laws and robot protectionism (victim status, anyone?), there's simple (or simply unachievable) issues with road lines, gravel or snow and ice, plus odd lighting, sun flares and the mightiest screw of them all: other humans' behaviors.

Robots are coming to get us, unless we get them first - go read "I, Robot" and email us in the morning.

 

Direct download: HWGH020819.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:11am EST

Serious episode. Seriously.

The Garage Hour gathered at Location A to smack around some thoughts about the concept of mandatory - that's 100% of cars, people - breathalyzers, as proposed by pearl-clutching Democrat elitist Dingle (Dingo?) from Michigan. Hey lady, why don't you unscrew Detroit first?

Guilty until proven innocent is not very American, but statist officials want to make you prove you're sober before you drive. Seem silly? Huge overreach? Anti-reality? Not only that, the logistics of actually equipping all cars with these devices (don't say "new" if you expect to be taken seriously - slippery slope, here), not to mention the cost, might be literally impossible. Also, the punishment would largely target the innocent, and be hugely regressive.

After a chat about how politicians are after gearheads (and every other geek), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and the (Angry) Diesel Ayatollah get down to business: reasons why 100% breathalyzers is a bad idea, and a lot of good ideas that will actually reduce drunk driving. That, plus a few words about Superstition 2019 and Air Force One.

Direct download: HWGH012619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

Serious episode. Seriously.

The Garage Hour gathered at Location A to smack around some thoughts about the concept of mandatory - that's 100% of cars, people - breathalyzers, as proposed by pearl-clutching Democrat elitist Dingle (Dingo?) from Michigan. Hey lady, why don't you unscrew Detroit first?

Guilty until proven innocent is not very American, but statist officials want to make you prove you're sober before you drive. Seem silly? Huge overreach? Anti-reality? Not only that, the logistics of actually equipping all cars with these devices (don't say "new" if you expect to be taken seriously - slippery slope, here), not to mention the cost, might be literally impossible. Also, the punishment would largely target the innocent, and be hugely regressive.

After a chat about how politicians are after gearheads (and every other geek), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and the (Angry) Diesel Ayatollah get down to business: reasons why 100% breathalyzers is a bad idea, and a lot of good ideas that will actually reduce drunk driving. That, plus a few words about Superstition 2019 and Air Force One.

Direct download: HWGH012619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

What'cha like?  The big drop-in at Sand Dam?  Shooting the sand to reach the rocks?  Robbie Gordon VS in-car cameras?  Truggies and Miatas?  San Diego 4-Wheelers?  The annual Superstition Run?  Got'cha covered; it's in here.  Also in here is Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies and Glenn Danzig on stage, Ranger hatred, WRXs at Oldsmobile Hill, rollers for fun and profit, New York's "Connector", why old cop cars are cool and the Mexican Pursuit Superbird.

... YOU try spending two straight days off-roading then driving 100 miles straight to the studio, then doing an hour of killer gearhead talk on two-hours sleep.  Yikes - thank God for good cohosts (we had Mr. Dustin, Straight Edge and the imperturbable David Lozeau along for the grinding halt of Justin Fort's mental function).

Direct download: HWGH011610mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

What'cha like?  The big drop-in at Sand Dam?  Shooting the sand to reach the rocks?  Robbie Gordon VS in-car cameras?  Truggies and Miatas?  San Diego 4-Wheelers?  The annual Superstition Run?  Got'cha covered; it's in here.  Also in here is Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies and Glenn Danzig on stage, Ranger hatred, WRXs at Oldsmobile Hill, rollers for fun and profit, New York's "Connector", why old cop cars are cool and the Mexican Pursuit Superbird.

... YOU try spending two straight days off-roading then driving 100 miles straight to the studio, then doing an hour of killer gearhead talk on two-hours sleep.  Yikes - thank God for good cohosts (we had Mr. Dustin, Straight Edge and the imperturbable David Lozeau along for the grinding halt of Justin Fort's mental function).

Direct download: HWGH011610.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

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