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Let’s Blow This Joint

Salutations, Earthlings. Take me to your podcast! This week a caller sends us off on a slang-infested trip about saying fast good-byes. Listen as we blow pop, popcorn, and taco stands by way of author Jim Harrison, the comic strip Funky...

Let’s Blow This Joint (minicast)

A caller sends Grant and Martha off on a slang-infested trip about ways of saying a fast good-bye. Listen as they blow pop, popcorn, and taco stands by way of author Jim Harrison, the comic strip Funky Winkerbean, and a Warhol hanger-on.

oops paint

oops paint  n.— «I’ve had good luck finding the RL line at a discount on the “oops paint” shelves at Home Depot—apparently some folks think they want bright gold or metallic walls and then decide it looks too much like a Wild...

canopy science

canopy science  n.— «In his latest work, “The Wild Trees,” Preston examines what has come to be called “canopy science,” a study which takes as its topic the ecology and biology of the uppermost portion of both...

bondage rigger

bondage rigger  n.— «They were filming an update for the site Men In Pain. It would feature two players billed as Wild Bill and Claire Adams. Adams, who is 25, gave up on a philosophy degree to become a bondage rigger. (Last year, she tied...

hitterish

hitterish  adj.— «“How many years did you hear that a lefty could never win at Fenway? It’s not true.” In July and August, when the air is conducive to what the late Ned Martin referred to as hitterish weather, the wind blows from...