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This week, The Boys are joined by the President Of The (e)United States of America, to discuss his legacy. Also on the agenda, why it was a bad week to be a celebrity, Iran's recount and a morbid Over/Under.
00:00 Oh sure, you'd think that after replacing computers to improve the recording quality (last week's show sounded ghastly), all would be well, right? Particularly since now there's a Linux in the mix. But, alas, no. Spike's not alone when it comes to computer woes, Paul's ISP is having one of its yearly cop-outs. Will Paul the IT professional be able to convince the script-reliant customer service rep that he knows the problem is at their end...?
08:58 It's not been a safe week to be a celebrity. The Boys talk about all the dudes what snuffed it, dish out the Jackson puns and give a touching tribute to that actress who was in that thing once. On NBC. No... wait... CBS.
14:30 Between Michael Jackson dominating the newscasts and not too many protesters left out of jail to complain, there's not been much Iran news over the past week. There's been a recount - but was it fair and accurate? And what links Iran to overnight radio chappies who run out of toilet paper?
18:50 The week's news is condensed and delivered with breath that smells like moonshine and ramps, as The Boys go Pickin' And Grinnin'.
21:30 Hail to the chief, baby! Just a few days before he leaves office, President Scrabman; leader of the largest country in the New World of eRepublik, joins The Boys for his first and final interview as elected head of state. Paul's got a few questions about the game, and President Scrabman discusses his legacy.
1:05:57 It's been the most fatal week for celebrities in living memory, so The Boys talk about celebrity deaths that were given an Overabundance of media coverage or had an Underwhelming two-line obit in the Sutton And Thames-Ditton Racing Post. It features two musicianins, one comedian and someone who didn't really do anything other than ponce up and down red carpets and sponge off the taxpayers. ** Over/Under is brought to you by AbraCadaver!: don't let your murder investigation go autopsy-turvey - leave your celebrity post mortem to the experts, because your body shouldn't look bad 'cause of death. **
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