George & Wendy Show

Eleventy-million and counting

Herein, a story about driv... I mean, apples. "And people wondered why other people, who weren't buying near as many apples, were making pies and cider and delicious things from their apples, and didn't have piles of stinking, rotting apples laying around their terminals ... I mean, their kitchens."...

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I’ll have the 4-inch laceration with catnip, please

How do you get a cat in a backpack carrier? And: Like everything else that looks interesting along the way, we never have time to stop at a Cat Coffee House. That's the curse of commercial highway travel -- we've been everywhere, but only for however long it takes us to go through at the posted speed limit.

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Giving a little trucker love back to Texas

Chronicling a haul of donated hay to Southeastern Texas in the wake of Hurrican Harvey, under the power of driver Jerry Novak's Ohio-based rig: "This isn't just the way Americans are supposed to act, it's the way human beings are supposed to act, and it's uplifting and humbling to do a story about it."

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Communication breakdown

On anti-ELD messaging: "How about instead of telling people trucks are dangerous, tell them they may not enjoy the quickness of Amazon Prime overnight service. ... I can assure you, in this day and age, that is just as terrifying to modern day humans as the moon being eaten was to the cavemen."

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That’ll be all, Henrietta

George gives Wendy a solution to difficult phone conversations: “Next time you talk to her, just call her a different name every time you refer to her." ... You look lovelyin red, Jalisa.

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Little Johnny has a plan

What do you want to be when you grow up? Mrs. Grover's lesson for third-grade Johnny Calvin's get-to-know-you session provides a wisecrack answer from Calvin himself, revealing truths about the U.S. Congress' sole oversight: the votes of the constituents.

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Why Mike can’t have nice things (like my vote)

"I spend every Monday morning writing letters to my representatives in DC, and I spend about the same amount of time calling their offices, leaving messages and talking to staff. I realize that's not nearly as cool as making a bold, public statement about 'being done with writing letters'..."

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Excuse me, sir, do you have any implied consent?

Unpacking the rules around post-accident drug/alcohol testing in the wake of a Utah nurse detained by police after refusing "to do a blood draw on an unconscious patient," who also happened to be a trucker.

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Charitable or scandalous?

Research before you give. "Times of tragedy highlight the generosity of human beings in general, but the trucking community has always been known to go over and above. ... That being said, times of tragedy can also provide a verdant breeding ground for filth ..."

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Truckers for Texas

Kicking off this Saturday is the "Truckers for Texas" initiative, an online fund drive for those in the path of Hurricane Harvey, with performances by Bill Weaver, Tony Justice, Jayne Denham, Terrance Mathis and more...

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