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On The Road To Perfection
Episode 71: Family

Happy Thanksgiving! What do we do about Family interactions during the holidays? In perhaps our most fun episode to date in terms of just rolling with it, Beth tries to make a point while Kristofer goes off into la la land. Music, movie, cartoon, disco, philosophy, sitcoms and saint references seem to come easily when one person comes from a solid family of origin and another comes from the family that put fun into dysfunctional. But, seriously, this is good stuff with some actual pointers. And even Larry gets into it…but he’s family.

Show notes for this episode go all over the place, and these are the general times that the references happen. We’re trying this approach just for a little change and answer the “what was that” you might have during some parts…

3:26 Mr. Magoo Opening Theme – UPA
3:30 Walk This Way – Aerosmith
3:53 Tina’s Whine – Bob’s Burgers
4:18 Come Together – The Beatles
4:48 Life is Like A Dance – Whodini
4:52 Dance, Dance, Dance – Chic
5:01 Dance of Love – The Nylons
9:48 “Whatcu talking ’bout Willis” – Diff’rent Strokes
12:20 “Squirrel!” – Up! (Disney)
14:08 “Jane stop this crazy thing” – The Jetsons (Hanna-Barbera)
18:33 Sun Tsu – The Art of War (Book)
19:56 Send us your hate mail: home at
20:31 Revelation 3:15-16 – “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth…”
22:30 Grandmother
24:40 Larry & Biscuit

Beth, amidst Kristofer’s constant interruptions, refers to a saint she had just read regarding small ways of making your faith known to family and others. As promised, she provided Kristofer the info and it was not a saint, but a couple of pretty smart guys working their way to sainthood:

“[F]ind small ways of making your faith known; such brief, even one-sentence acts of witness can go a long way over time. Conversely, being silent over time about our faith in these brief encounters is a major missed opportunity, one that cumulatively might have made all the difference in the end.”

Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant by Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, page 34
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