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This week's podcast returns to the theme of minor obsessions.

There is (still) a free loyalty rewards program called viggle.com.

You get points for "checking into" TV shows and pop songs with your phone.

You can then exchange those points for merchandise or gift cards.

I decided to use those points to get my son an iPad several years ago.

And the minor obsession began.
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My standing workstation is two cardboard boxes.

I've been using my office chair for 16+ years and it no longer rises, yet I have yet to request a replacement.

The chair before that was broken, but I avoided trashing it by simply not leaning backwards until building services forcibly removed it from my office.

In other words, health in the workplace was not one of my primary concerns until this year.
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As much as I hate to talk about Donald Trump, the man provides endless material every time he opens his hateful mouth.

In the past week, a number of ridiculous claims were made that were simply swept under the rug, as if the general populace has heard enough and doesn't need to know about the latest batch of nonsense.

Meanwhile, his opponent got pneumonia and was a little shaky after the 9/11 Memorial. That became the big story. Not Trump using other people's money through his foundation to buy a six-foot-tall painting of himself. Not running mate Mike Pence refusing to denounce racist David Duke because "he's not in the name-calling business." Not Trump once again refusing to release his taxes.

The absurdity continues as Election Day draws nearer.
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The CEO of Mylan, makers of the EpiPen, announced that the cost of the life-saving devices would skyrocket to $600. There was an uproar, but that didn't affect the price. In fact, the company announced a generic brand for half the price. Why? Why indeed.

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Gun control is a constant in the news these days, unfortunately.

The Zika virus fervor is sadly dissipating, and we'll have to see what happens in nine months post-Olympics as athletes and attendees return to their home countries and begin procreating.

Finally, Donald Trump has changed the words he's using to describe his stance on immigration. Does it mean he's changed his position? Depends on who you listen to.
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From April 2015: The boys are on their school vacation this week, so we've been planning activities for them.

We went to a children's entertainment event at the Jericho Public Library that turned into a slight incident. The key word in that sentence is "public."
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