Super Glenn

'Super Glenn' as seen on the June 2007 cover of Fusion Magazine

GLENN: By the way, Stu.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: What did you think of the Good Morning America -- I think this is the first time I've been on Good Morning America since they promised me that they weren't going to, they weren't going to do something and then they just, and then they did it.

STU: It's been a while actually, yeah. I thought you did a good job. I thought you did as good a job as someone can while defending, you know, charges of sexism in pink pants. I mean, most people would be like --

GLENN: No, wait a minute.

STU: -- wouldn't understand.

GLENN: They promised me, they promised me -- again, they promised me that they would not show the pants, and they did.

STU: You are just trying to turn this into some media conspiracy against you but I would point out that no one in history has been filmed with pink pants when they were wearing normal person pants. So if you were just to not wear pink pants, they couldn't shoot the pink pants. Do you understand the concept?

GLENN: It was 75 degrees outside, they are stone washed, they are stone washed --

STU: Oh, oh.

GLENN: They are stone washed khakis. Happened to be pink.

STU: You are like Al Gore.

GLENN: I'm wearing no socks and a polo shirt. I go to do my television show and I put on a suit and tie. It doesn't even match the pink pants. Sometimes I'll wear shorts on the set as long as they don't show my pants.

STU: That's weird because, you know, Dan, I don't know about you but I feel like I've been in temperatures of 75 degrees before and I never was wearing pink pants in any of those situations.

DAN: Yeah, it's bizarre.

GLENN: I'm perfectly fine with my sexuality. Anderson Cooper came up to me in the hallway that day and he stopped dead in his tracks and he said, a man who's comfortable with his sexuality. And I said, Anderson, oh, yeah.

STU: It has nothing to do with your sexuality. It has to do with your taste, it has to do with your character.

GLENN: Can I tell you something?

STU: With your moral character.

GLENN: I think it's hysterical that they were charging me with sexism while I'm wearing pink pants.

STU: It is funny. It's almost like you did it on purpose. The problem is you didn't.

GLENN: Yes, I did.

STU: No, you didn't. We know you didn't.

GLENN: Yes, I did. I did. Like I'm going to take this from a guy who won't stop criminals from robbing a poor 80-year-old man.

STU: What are you talking? He wasn't 80 years old. He was like 35.

GLENN: That's your story.

STU: This is your fallback position now, isn't it?

GLENN: Dan is trying to protect Sarah and her unborn child from the New York mob as they're robbing this guy 80 years old and the street and he's like, help me, won't somebody help me. And Stu does nothing. He looks the other way. He doesn't even know what they look like.

STU: I love this. You act like you're so tough but we all foe exactly why you're tough. It's because of Adam. You're the biggest wuss in the world. You play all those Super Stu pits today. I've got Super Glenn ones for you today.

GLENN: You what?

STU: I have a Super Glenn thing and I'm responding to your attacks.

GLENN: I had Super Stu yesterday, faster than a speeding mullet, crying like a little girl, "I'm a little girl."

STU: I was not crying and I just looked the other way.

GLENN: Yeah, right. You just looked the other way and let this poor old man lie there in a pool of blood.

STU: Well, I did look the other way but I know he wasn't an old man and he wasn't in a pool of blood.

GLENN: That's your story, not what America heard.

STU: We all know how tough you are.

GLENN: Yeah, go ahead.

VOICE: Faster than a speeding tub of lard, more powerful than a strung-out supermodel and unable to leap anything because he's a giant ball of goo, it's Super Glenn.

VOICE: Oh, no. Oh, would you look at that? That is so, so sad. That woman is being assaulted. If that doesn't stop, there's a chance that my Porter house could be upended. Oh, the horrors, I just don't have time for a chef to recook this not to mention the additional marination that would be needed. Then I'd have to rush to acupuncture and I could very easily trip over a homeless. Adam, Adam, please take care of this little tussle for me and then grab me another ramiken of au jus.

VOICE: Proving once again he doesn't just dress like a chick, he acts like one, too.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. At least in that scenario the woman's saved.

STU: I agree. It just has nothing to do with you.

GLENN: In the end Super Glenn, I believe let's check the episode again. In the end didn't Super Glenn say, "Adam, go take care of that."

STU: I could say Adam, go take care of it. He doesn't listen to me.

GLENN: That's the point. That's exactly right because you are too busy running and crying like a little girl.

STU: But I'm just saying that I don't think that you pointing to Adam to do stuff for you is really that manual.

GLENN: Got another episode? I just proved this episode --

VOICE: Faster than a speeding tub of lard, more powerful than a strung-out supermodel and unable to leap anything because he's a giant ball of goo, it's Super Glenn.

VOICE: Oh, oh, my. Oh, my. Would you look at that. Toddler tossing. Mmm, throwing toddlers into incoming traffic. That is a shame. Adam, stop buffing my toenails for a second and look over there. Over there. If there was only a hero that could stop this, or someone with the vision to hire someone to stop it. Adam, my cuticles can wait. Attack the perps, as soon as you grab me one more diet Seltzer, please, with lime. Thank you.

VOICE: It's Super Glenn to the rescue proving once and for all that he doesn't just dress like a chick, he acts like one, too.

GLENN: I don't get pedicures, I don't drink Seltzer.

STU: You most certainly do.

GLENN: I do not.

STU: You don't drink Seltzer. You drink diet Seltzer.

GLENN: I don't drink Seltzer and never anything with lime. And again, Super Glenn to the rescue. Adam, go kill him. In fact, let me try this out.

VOICE: Faster than a speeding tub of lard. More powerful than a strung-out supermodel, and unable to leap anything because he's a giant ball of goo, it's Super Glenn.

VOICE: Oh. Oh, no. Will you look at all this? Crime is out of control. That person was just robbed. That person was just stabbed. That person was just cannibalized. Oh, that's it. Adam, stop cleaning out my individual pores for a moment and kill everyone in the city. Just put them out of their misery. Plus, it will clear up traffic when I drive home, or when you drive me home. Speaking of home, will you read me that bedtime story again? You know the one about the new wheat disease that brings a new era of pestilence? I love that one.

VOICE: It's super Glenn to the rescue proving once and for all that he doesn't just dress like a chick, he acts like one, too.

GLENN: Are you seriously trying to tell me that if Adam killed everybody in New York, it wouldn't be a better place?

STU: Well, that's a very good point.

GLENN: All right. Thank you. Super Glenn has done it again.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.

It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?

There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…

But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…

John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...

Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…

A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...

Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…

And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…

When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…

"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…

At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…

Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…

This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…

It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.