Kafkaesque-Route 66-Bob Davis Podcast 793

What if you’d gone to sleep in 1980 and woke up in 2019? I think Jessie Pinkman’s Breaking Bad “Kafkaesque” line would describe these days pretty well. Learn more in Kafkaesque-Route 66-Bob Davis Podcast 793.

Time Off

I planned to take some time off around the new year. One day stretched into 3, then 5. I came back to bizarre claims from the president, silly questions from reporters, and more talking heads telling us what we already know. You know, Kafkaesque.

Streaming TV Drama

What did I do? Like everyone else I retreated to streaming television drama. Moreover after exhausting the supply of shows to watch, I ended up finding four seasons of the old TV show “Route 66” on Amazon Prime.

1960 Corvette

What’s most noteworthy about this 1960 black and white drama? Two guys driving across the country on backroads in a 1960 Corvette getting into situations.

Route 66 Remake

First of all, while watching the show, I googled all the places the show’s characters drive through. Yes, I have been to many of them. In addition to providing an excellent escape from our current nonsense, I decided someone should remake Route 66. (Editor’s note: If you follow the links you’ll see that someone actually did remake the show, but it was horrible. I am thinking what David Simon, Matt Weiner or Ann Biderman could do with it.)

We All Think It Is Absurd

I don’t think I am out of line to suggest that the current news and political situation is theater of the absurd. Also I think many people feel the same way.

Resolution Please

Certainly this is why I have suggested many times the best way for me to contribute is to be strong enough to wait for a conclusion. Even more a resolution. With some kind of ‘way point’ there is less confusion. Pointing out options and ideas is less likely to trigger listener’s emotional reactions.

Where Are We Headed? Somewhere.

In conclusion, like the guys in Route 66, we’re headed somewhere. We just don’t know where yet.

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Kafkaesque-Route 66-Bob Davis Podcast 793

 

Podcast 345

Late Night Live. After a day that started in West Texas, chillin’ at Scottsdale’s Chop and Wok where they were kind enough to provide water, and WIFI. This is one instance where pulling up in a huge vehicle with ‘The Bob Davis Podcasts’ emblazoned all over it, paid off. If you have seen the Mobile Podcast Command Vehicle traveling across the US, send us an email and say hello, and thanks for finding the Bob Davis Podcasts. After an introduction, live, from the Chop and Wok, this podcast features a montage of the day’s travel, starting in West Texas, and ending up on the ‘Road Less Traveled’ between I40, and Payson, Arizona at sunset. What do you do when your phone quits in a small town in Western Oklahoma? And what about the food at Truck Stops. Is it possible for someone to create the first ‘Farm to Table’ truck stop? Why not? This podcast happily, includes absolutely nothing about politics. It’s all just travel, and the crazy thoughts that come with it. From Farm to Table truck stops to Zane Grey! Starting in Eastern Texas, ending up in the mountains around Payson, Arizona in one day, with a lot of observations and questions along the way. Don’t forget New Mexico, land of enchantment, either. Sponsored by Baklund R & D