We have all told lies over the years, but more often than not it is the cover-up that causes the most resentment. The US Olympic swim team is learning this lesson now, and we talk about times in our lives that we were forced to continue to double down on our lies. We take a look back at the Olympics, and then realize the moments we remember are not the same ones that seemed to get the most coverage. Italy has proposed a few new laws under the guise of protecting children, and it reminds us how far we will all go to win a dispute. In some disputes you simply need to strip down to make a point; it won't help you win the argument but at least you will know you were heard. An unexpected beer ultimately manages to unify the team, and hopefully provide some needed stress relief for a weary bunch.
The spirit of unity is all around us this week, and nowhere is this more apparent then in the symbol of the Olympic rings. Some of us get more excited than others while watching the events, and others can't help but wonder why we are still using outdated tech on the high tech outfits. We recap a collaborative effort by three local podcasts that reminds us how different and alike we all are. A well executed fall from the wagon is facilitated with a little help from our friends in Chicago and FedEx. A pool party is thrown that Troy helps take to the next level, and we share some helpful crack hacks with our friends.
Few things are more precious in a crowded bar then the little bit of real estate you have staked your claim to. The battles for these little corners of the world are often won and lost with subtle shifts on the bar stool, and with tactical elbow placements, even when fought between world class athletes. Ely continues to make time to hang with local law enforcement anytime he gets near water. An early morning mission that would make Harold and Kumar proud unfolds in NJ, and we learn about what may be the world's worst shot. Sláinte
Sometimes you have to take a look back to understand what is happening in front of you. From the opening note of this episode it seemed that a look back was inevitable. An Easter massacre is revisited two years later, and with similar results. A financial windfall leads to some bad decisions, and we are reminded of another who parlayed his hard earned money into hard time. Yet another scam is derailed by greed, and we can't help but think that this one might have just worked if they had learned to play it cool.