Donovan talks about Georgia’s HB 481, the “heartbeat bill”, another attempt at an anti-abortion bill that Georgia’s Governor promised he would sign if it ever came across his desk.
Donovan scans the headlines for what’s happening in the world, from the tragedy in New Zealand, Trump getting butt-hurt over SNL, to the damage in Nebraska and the surrounding states, and Apple’s latest iPad news.
Donovan laments on a phrase he heard recently in this stream of consciousness or diary of a madman episode.
Donovan talks about Luke Perry passing away at 52 and how we all need to embrace our loved ones and friends because we never know when our time, or theirs, may be up. Also, health insurance is still a bitch, Ethan Lindenberger (the 18 year high school student went viral when he reached out to the online community to find out how to get vaccinated) testifies before Congress, and Facebook still loves to screw us when it comes to privacy.
Donovan talks about an article his daughter sent him concerning the “Amazon Coat” and the story on how this nondescript, not very fancy coat became viral Clothing. Also, have you ever wondered what’s really happening when you click that checkbox on a website indicating you’re not a robot and why bots haven’t made those things obsolete? Donovan found the answer — and it’s more interesting that you’d think.
Donovan discusses how many Americans were shocked to find they were getting back smaller tax refunds this year or, worse, they had to pay in for the first time in a long time. He winds down the show discussing how he feels he’s been “pigeon-holed”.
Donovan talks about the previous #177 that he recorded but decided not to publish, at least not right now. He also spent some time on how he’s been scratching his “techie” itch with a self-hosted Slack clone and a free video conference solutions. He rounds out the episode talking about Valentine’s Day and how, well, it’s a bullshit holiday – like most of them. 🙂
Donovan expresses his frustration with “recreational outrage culture”, specifically in regards to the latest news concerning Liam Neeson (https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/liam-neeson-rape-black-man-attack-cosh-cold-pursuit-sexual-assault-interview-a8760866.html) and even Mary Poppins! This is a short one, but he rounds it out with low ratings for Super Bowl 53 and the cost of commercials airing during one of the most watched events in the United States.
Donovan shares three stories in this episode: His ordeal with getting his business bank account unlocked, a new study that tries to figure out why parents aren’t having as many kids as they might have originally wanted, and how financial institutes still need the ‘ol COBOL Cowboys!
Donovan talks about how he will probably open his Patreon page back up after his conversation with Seth Andrews in episode #173; he had a Twitter interaction with Conservative Radio Talk Show Host, Joe Pags; and his biggest complaint about using services such as Walmart’s grocery pickup (with an update at the very end).