I have closely followed The Junkies since they first came on the commercial scene (if memory serves, it was Saturday Afternoons for one or two hours - first guest I clearly remember was Craig Masback, the former great miler, AAU Head, Anti-Doping leader, and now Senior VP with Nike). I have since seen the “lost episodes” from their even earlier days on Public Access TV. It was clear from minute one they had a unique and charming interpersonal chemistry, enhanced by really interesting and fun language. Put in simple terms I love The Junks - and believe me, this is weird for a 71 year old to be saying. In a sense they are my temporary escape each weekday from “life.” I listen now via podcast and I never ever miss hour one - it’s wonderfully pure escapism in which they just talk about their lives and hot takes for the day. Just average guys with extraordinary chemistry. I love Lurch relentlessly seeking the next “hook,” running a swingers operation serving Ashburn, and Theresa refinishing furniture in their over stuffed garage. I love Cakes, the degenerate gambler willing to bet on how many times he will “smash” Amy on a three day trip to Vegas. I love EB, even if he never pays attention. Ok, and I like JP in small doses when he isn’t on one of his excursions down a path to save the world. And yes, I still miss the SUPDOG himself, Brett Oliveri - my Hearst aches for what happened to his brother but I admire anyone that went “back in” to save his dog. And now I love Valdez - and by extension, Laura. Keep going guys - it’s only been 25 years, even if you are still DONKS, and I am (as always) MONEY!! Everyone, everywhere should be listening - and God bless you for having the courage to both help Larry and treat him almost like anyone else...and I am still fascinated by Hymie from Manassas.
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