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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 9: The Dogs Per Pound Pound

Our hosts address the semi-bi-annual question of how many pounds of dogs should dog pounds impound? As few as possible, they decide, so that as many as possible can go to dogless homes. Moreover, breeders do not come off well in this discussion. The Men in Charge focus on law enforcement then goes to “Deputized!,” starring the eternally absent Timothy Olyphant, but this episode features those felonious frolickers, Bad Nancy Drew. Next, there’s a commercial for a new service: “Tony and Kevin Tell You if Something You Said is Weird.” When’s the right time to use terms like “chlamydia” and “moist tissues?” Well, listen and find out. Finally, we have “RV Rapture 10: The Slug Sword of Righteousness!” Can Rupert the Heavenly Slug actually lift his sword? It’s filled with a lot of spiritual goodness per pound!

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Kevin Decker, Professor of Philosophy, was left holding the bag when Tony Flinn recently retired from Eastern Washington University. That bag was full of cats. At first, he thought they were cute, but then they woke up and started mauling him. It turned out that the cats were mountain lion cubs, often referred to incorrectly as “cougars.” One had rabies. From his now-permanent hospital bed, Kevin writes for and co-produces “Men in Charge,” the title of which may or may not be ironic
Tony Flinn, known around the model railroad track in his basement as “Professor of English, Emeritus,” recently retired from Eastern Washington University to age in place, like an old car up on blocks in the barn, convenient for climbing behind the wheel and saying “Vroom! Vroom!” He and his co-host and co-producer, Kevin Decker, have been writing and performing in “Men in Charge” since probably 2014, or even earlier, depending on whether you’re using the Julian or Gregorian calendar.
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