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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 12: Like Walking on Really Bad Water

The meaning of this title is self-evident, right? Isn’t our Christian Nation walking on Really Bad Water right now? On Earth, only the well-armed shall be forgiven. In the face of this Beatitude, as Kevin rightly terms it, we move onto great water-shaking segments. First, the fourth episode of Bruno Calimari, Norwegian Political Operative: Prep for the Debate between Sheriff Spondee and Mall Security Officer 2nd Class Coors. There’s a lot of slapping and playing dumb for the voters. Next, for “What’s New with You?” Roger Basement interviews a man who wants to get busy with Secession and the founding of Crowlandia. Yep. You bet. Finally, we have the start of a new series: “Jack Shambles, Man-child of Mystery!” At 37, Jack climbs up out of the basement to find that his mother has abandoned him, leaving him nothing but water, which is pretty bad.

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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.
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