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The usual sing-along starts the show off, with a little morning radio voice. Rory mentions that they both have celebrated a birthday since they were last in the studio together. August 5th is DVK’s birthday, and he mentions that people always think it “makes sense” that he’s a Leo. That leads to a little discussion about astrology at the top of the show and how crazy specific they can be. Rory mentions “this crazy simulation.” They mention that they are in discussions with Jacoby about doing Mardi Gras again. They also mention the Red Clay Comedy Festival, and that I am putting together the Spotify playlist (I ended up not), they run some gassers to the letters and DVK gets his best time yet. DVK says that I (Adam) had better come to a live show. Rory challenges DVK to guess someone who is 71, and he says Anette Benning. She’s 61. The first letter says to put Steve Earl’s “Feelin’ Alright” on the playlist, and then he leaves a Toast Script saying that he likes to put regular bread into the toaster oven on the bagel setting, which sends the guys off on a tangent. “The fact that there’s an ending to things is what gives meaning to the fact that there’s even a beginning to it” is the Rory quote, that they instantly both agree needs to be on the calendar. They say that when they start the Patreon all those who join will have access to buy the calendar. Then Rory brings up Jack Phillips, and creates even more to his persona by saying that it would be great if he was really obsessed with DVK’s breakup, marking off the days on a calendar, saying “calendar” in a thick Chicago accent. Rory plays a track off the new Tool album right as they end the discussion of the first letter. They come back from the break with a “woo!” and joke that they were playing racquetball. The 2nd letter finds them having a discussion about birthdays, and how they like giving gifts better than getting them. The tangent gives DVK a chance to mention the famous “sandwich talk” sidetrack.