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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 20: A Handful of Cubits!

This episode gets Biblical through unwieldy, unconvincing inference. First, Jack Shambles (2), Manchild of Mystery, is still squinting in the sunlight as he ironically helps a locksmith lock him out of his mother’s house. Next is a commercial for bow ties, in which we learn the dangers—physical, emotional, and cultural—of the standard dangling tie. Next is the final in the beloved series, “Johnny Hambone: Podcast from the Hammock.” Johnny and his former cellmate, Big Nell, are about to be hoisted into the Syndicate’s helicopter and dropped into a nearby lake. But will the helicopter pilot make it to his daughters’ soccer practices in time. Finally, with even more jokes about human avarice, there’s “Swedish Death Cleaning,” in which two middle-aged daughters try to steal all their mother’s stuff before she heads off to her Pilates class. How many cubits are left in their truck?

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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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