TNR526: Big Horn Sheep and Hoover Dam

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The Nightly Rant Episode 526 Summary

In this episode, Mike and Torya discuss a recent adventure they had to Boulder City where they saw the Big Horn Sheep and Hoover Dam!

The Nightly Rant Episode 526 Show Notes

In this captivating episode of “The Nightly Rant,” hosts Mike and Torya delve into the quirky dynamics of family, pets, and the unforeseen moments that make everyday life both chaotic and rich with laughter.

Mike and Torya share the enjoyment of hosting their children for the weekend, an experience filled with love, laughter, and surprising encounters at their local park. While reflecting on their family's harmony, a poignant discussion arises about an unsettling racist encounter, highlighting the ignorance and prejudices that still linger in society. The hosts recount the event's details, providing a strikingly raw narrative yet full of teachable moments. They pepper their conversation with observations about their pets’ reactions to the bustling weekend, capturing the essence of a household adjusting back to its regular tempo.

Key Takeaways:

  • The hosts appreciate spending quality time with their children and observing their close sibling bond.
  • Visiting Truffles and Bacon cafe and Boulder City's park full of bighorn sheep offered scenic pleasure and exciting stories.
  • An alarming incident of racism at the park prompts discussions about discrimination and the appropriate responses to such behavior.
  • Mike and Torya explore the varied reactions of their pets to the presence of visitors, highlighting the individual temperaments of each pet.
  • The household atmosphere shifts with the children's departure, showing the emotional impact on both the people and pets involved.

Notable Quotes:

  • “They remind me of how funny they are when they're here.”
  • “It was very peaceful to watch. And they did just enough to keep you interested.”
  • “People are cray cray.”
  • “Those kids sure have an impact on the animals.”
  • Mike's concluding remark: “So if anyone's here in Vegas and they're listening and they're wanting to know what to do for Christmas, send us a message.”


  • Boulder City's ram cam (Although not functioning at the time.)

As this episode beautifully demonstrates, life's spontaneous moments can be delightful and challenging. 

0:00:15Introduction to the show
0:01:13Discussion about the recent visit from the kids
0:02:35Visit to a restaurant called Truffles and Bacon in Henderson
0:03:06Trip to Boulder City to see the bighorn sheep
0:04:10Observations of the sheep and their behavior
0:06:10Encounter with a man yelling at an Asian woman
0:08:09Woman's response to the man's racist comments
0:09:28Mike confronts the man and calls him out
0:10:47Discussion on how to handle encounters with racist individuals
0:10:47Witnessing a blatant display of racism
0:12:35Uncomfortable encounter with a racist individual
0:13:08Responding to offensive behavior without escalating the situation
0:14:07Douglas' preference for having the house to himself
0:16:00The impact of visitors on the animals' moods
0:18:53Transitioning into the holiday season in Las Vegas
0:19:19Closing remarks and contact information

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TNR526: Big Horn Sheep and Hoover Dam