I don’t really know what to say about this episode, other than that I can’t think of a better way for Weldon to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Cave-In. I’m especially happy about outcome of the Gimme Award. I still think there should have been another category specifically for musical numbers, but maybe that’s something to save for next year.
So now those of you who don’t call in have been introduced to the venerable Capt. Ronn. His bit was pretty entertaining too. At the beginning of the evening, he got onto the voice channel as he usually does. This time he informed us that Weldon was going to be moving pretty quickly through the calls in an attempt to talk to everyone. So when it was my turn, I jumped directly into my chosen topic without warming up to it the way I usually do. If it seemed a bit rushed, that’s why.
Most of the things that I talk about with Weldon are minor annoyances from my real life that I exaggerate for comedic effect. However, in this case, I am genuinely upset and angry that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was allowed to go on as usual in the middle of a pandemic. Perhaps you could tell by my more forceful delivery. That’s another reason why I wanted to get in my joke about giant toddlers right away in the hopes that it would help to set a light-hearted tone.
Anyway, I could go on for hours about the Rally and how I realized 20 years ago that they could never cancel it, even if they wanted to, without taking drastic measures, but that’s going to get way off topic.
Overall, between the two inserts, the good mix of new and repeat callers, and the slightly longer duration, this anniversary was an embarrassment of riches. Even so, I know that not everyone who wanted to call got to talk. I’m sorry for that, and I hope you’ll keep trying.