New audio recorded: A note for the Oswalt briefcase

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Hosted by the lovely folks at Patreon. A story of a long ago, far away time, the 1970’s, when you could smoke in movie theaters, and my dad’s hair was still black as pitch. Come with me to 1972, won’t you? It’s a short story, just for Patton, but you can scootch up in the story circle, criss cross applesauce.

The Godfather
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt


  1. Avatar for Shawn Hollister Shawn Hollister

    My name is Shawn Hollister.

    I have been listening to the dollop for a long, long, long time now and today I sent my first ever tweet to Dave Anthony. Boy do I regret that…

    I made the mistake of asking him a question he apparently did not like about Hillary Clinton.

    I am not a Bernie Bro, I am not a RWNJ, I am a progressive liberal and I was asking an honest question.

    Without warning, he banned me from his Twitter feed and from the Dollop Twitter feed.

    I am very angry.

    I have told dozens of people how great the podcast is, and try and share the love as much as possible.

    To BAN a fan who isn’t even disagreeing with the hosts hurtful and disappointing.

    My feelings are hurt, as I felt like I was a part of the gang, the Dollop crew. My wife and I look forward to the show every week!!!

    Why would you treat a loyal fan like that?

    Now, I am not sure I can listen again.

    Can you please explain?

    Thank you

    • Hi, this is Carla, I run the site. I can’t speak for Dave, and I don’t want to try.
      However, I would hate for you and your wife to lose something you enjoy because Dave may be quick and fierce with regards to politics on social media.
      Because he is, and I do think he will agree with me.

      With some people in our lives, we just can’t discuss certain subjects, like religion or politics. I don’t discuss politics with most people in my life–and yes, that does include Dave. 🙂

      Please keep listening, and reading what I write on the site. You are always welcome as a Rube, you are still part of the gang.

      I will point this out to Dave; I can’t promise a direct response, but I promise I will share it.

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