We're back in rare form for episode 60 of Stream of Thought. Oh yes, the conversations range from Victor's ancient earbuds to his all-grey attire and some other fun and pointless bullshit. But around 25 minutes in we hit on a topic that's sure to engage some thoughts; the #MeToo movement and Aziz Ansari. This is a tricky topic and Victor and Rix walk the tightrope of two white guys on a topic they're actually pretty unfamiliar with. And then, the nature of human emotion and reaction. How do we interact with one another, can we brush off negetivity and embrace the positive? Find out on this surreal episode of Stream of Thought!
Here we GOOOOOOO!!! Number 59 begins with a swan dive into the beauty of books. Yes, books! How fascinating. But what do you do if it’s not your cup of tea. Do you finish it anyway in hopes things pick up or shelve it? People. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. What is it about human nature that drives us to love, and despise one another? “MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!”, says the billion-dollar corporation. Why is it so easy for them to predict human behavior? Victor and Rix look at societal rhythms from a new angle. Join the conversation on a plethora of topics sure to titillate your sensations on this episode of Stream of Thought. We hope you… Enjoy!
Though the Midwest had a surprisngly warm day today in the middle of January, it still gets dark super early. What does that mean? Yes, we still continue to feel depressed and entertain the idea of SLEEP. Listen to Victor's second thoughts on the Sleep Cycle app as he expresses his concerns in tracking his most beloved pasttime. What happened at Evergreen University that stirred a ruckus amongst students that led to the resignation of a professor? Clue: RACISM. Speaking of which, did you know a nationwide raid ocurred the other day in regards to potential illegal immigrants? And what better place to conduct those raids than 7-Eleven. Seriously? It doesn't get any more blatantly racist than that. Also, an inside look into our president's work schedule, national politics and last but certainly not least, a look into the classic TV program, The Twilight Zone!!
What's the most beneficial way to start any day? Proper sleep of course. Listen as Rix and Victor discuss their newfound app which they can't stop raving about and how it truly revolutionizes the way people start their day. You have trouble sleepiong, you say? Get your hands on some weed before Attorney General Jeff Sessions releases the Feds on all dispensaries. The pros and cons (there are no cons) of Marijuana and how illegalization on a federal level is holding us back.
Wow, so 2018 has certainly kicked off to an interesting start, and Victor and Rix are eating it up. For Victor, it's the simple joy of finding a free buck laying on the ground, for Rix it's YouTube sucking, nuclear war being possible and weather kicking everyones' asses, but he holds that the night is always darkest before the dawn, so this too shall pass. But we move beyond that and talk the great things of 2018, keeping track of where our time goes while we're awake and asleep and learning to live life one day at a time. So in our shortest episode to date, number 56, we welcome you into a new year, and hope you... enjoy!
We’re closing the books on 2017 with one more episode of Stream of Thought, number 55, which takes us back through what were very different types of years for both Victor and Rix. We start off with a recap of Rix’s pet project, The Drywall Doctor on YouTube and its growth the past year, what it means to manage a finically stable social media platform and hopes for the future.
Then, Victor sums up his own year in 2017, in awe of the changes and growth he’s gone through in his acting profession, and just how positive most of the year was. He also learned you can’t make pudding with almond milk.
For Rix it was a year of reckoning, facing demons and hurdles pretty much all at once and on a pretty large scale. He also talks about our culture facing a year of reckoning with the #metoo movement, neo nazis, removal of safeguards for society and more. But we did the hard thing and faced the music (for the most part) and we’ve come out in one piece! He learned one important lesson; you can only control yourself.
But with a purge like we’ve had this year, 2018 will surely grow flowers from the manure that was smeared across our nation.
Thanks for being with us for 2017 and we can’t wait to catch you next time for our first episode of 2018!
Christmas is over. What does that mean? For Victor, it's freedom for another 364 days and Rix counters with his own experience of family time, followed inevitably by a back-and-forth over how personal experiences really color the season.
Then, the weather. -40 with the wind chill in Minnesota, 0 degrees here in Chicago; would you rather take cold or snow? But this too shall pass, and as late 2017 transitions into 2018, Victor and Rix discuss goals big and large, whether it’s worth setting them, and just how hard it is to keep at a goal year round.
And finally, bringing up the rear is the results from Victor’s fantasy football finish. He was in the championship game… but did he win? Considering this was his most engaged year, Victor shares what went down, and his takeaways from a competitive yet friendly year in fantasy sports. So with that, here comes a pre-new years eve edition of Stream of Thought, episode 54! We hope you… enjoy
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Boxing Day! And of course, Yule!
What better way to celebrate the season than to reminisce on classic holiday movies and traditions. What's your favorite part of the season? For us it's the lights. SO MAGICAL. Enjoy this episode with a fine glass of egg nog, or peppermint coffee with a splash of Schnapps! Bundle up and throw another log on the fire as we explore the wonders of the holiday season.
What better way to spend one's time than in a deep slumber, especially in these cold, winter months when there's nothing to do except talk about how cold it is. What is art? It's certainly not a large piece of canvas with paint spattered in random patterns, or is it? How do we determine value? What drives our need to find meaning? TECHNOLOGY. Still in it's infancy. How long until society extablishes social norms in terms of behavior? It may be a while given the current direction of people's behavioral patters, but hopefully not that long.
We did it! We’ve surpassed 50 episodes! *dj scratches/obnoxious airhorn/confetti* What’s in store for 51 you say? Humorous observations with an extra side of personality. Aka, “The Usual”. First and foremost, Subway game strong. That’s for sure. What happened? Tell us more. Listen and find out. But wait, there’s more! Second City, Guardians of the Galaxy and last but certainly not least, annoying neighbors. Is it a cultural barrier or are they just assholes?? Our conclusion: (Spoiler Alert) Yes, they’re assholes. DBAA. We hope you… enjoy!