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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 23: The Powdered Milk of Human Kindness

Lady MacBeth speaks to the 21st century, now in powdered form! Only a few chunks of the milk powder are dropped on the tongues of the kids at the Lower Heights Child Labor Force Camp, and on most states. Tony moans about his bout of Covfefe, and Kevin sighs at the probabilistic nature of all science except Physics and old men's pregnancies. But there’s no evading the episode’s segments. First up is “Permanent Juror,” in which we learn that accountability for holders of the public trust is not even probabilistic, especially with courtroom yoga. Next comes a commercial for the “Men in Charge Parade Float”—as the curtains come down on this beloved show, even our parade float is up for sale. It also comes with stuff, so buy it. Finally, we return to “Faculty Meetings,” where the school’s true work is accomplished. In this segment, all the books are gone from the library. Where did they go? And why is the Principal in the slammer? Listen, and share your bewilderment with others!

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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
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