Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast

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

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