PG-006 Phil reads Randy Scuffle and a walking tale

Hi there,

Rita couldn’t join us this time around because she’s been super busy with volunteer work and this is the high-season for the Berwyn Historical Society and their annual Bungalow tour. That takes place September 27. You should go!

Okay, I admit I’m a walking snob. I walk fast and I want everyone to get the hell out of my way. But I’m polite about it! I share a walking in Chicago story.

I’ve promised (threatened) to do this before and this time I finally come around to fulfilling my promise. In this episode, I read a handful of letters from The Randy Scuffle Papers. Randy basically lives in his mother’s backyard, and he is an artist whose main material is meat. He loves hot dogs. He invents things. he has plans to save the world. Randy is a nut. Well, no, not really, if you read the book you’ll see why. I hope you enjoy these samples. Let me know what you think!

Don’t forget, if you have any comments, send them to us at comments at You can also reach me by writing to phil at which, by the way, is also a blog I try to keep up with and promise myself I will be more consistent about in the future. When does the future start?

-Phil (and Rita) Reebius


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2 Responses to PG-006 Phil reads Randy Scuffle and a walking tale

  1. I empathize with your walking problem. I also tend to walk with great purpose, especially between the train and work, and am frequently annoyed by the lollygaggers ahead of me, but I also see another potentially more hazardous situation. There are some commuters who swing their arms in an exaggerated fashion as they walk. While you wouldn’t think this to be a problem, certain people have their arms out at a forty-five degree angle to their body, or worse, swing their arms across their body instead of parallel to their sides. I don’t want to generalize, but they tend to be shorter, or laden with the oversized bags you mentioned. The effect of this is to have their tiny fists swinging directly towards my approaching private parts. There have been several times where I’ve had to alter my trajectory or else my work day would have started out very badly.
    Thanks for the excepts from the Randy Scuffle Papers, and tell Rita we missed her in this episode.

    • Phil Reebius

      Oh, yes indeed! I have been smacked in the general zone before and while not a direct hit, I understand the potential for calamity! I didn’t even get to the smokers who blow to the side right in your face, or the people who spit to the side before looking to see if you’re there. Not to mention the complete and utter disgust I have for the spitters. Come on people! On the other hand, there is a lot to be said for the general scenery most days and I am happy to be alive on this amazing planet. Right?

      I’ll pass along your message to Rita. She was unhappy about missing the episode too. The next one may also be without the lovely Rita. After September we should be good again.

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