Show Notes (04-20-18)

Title: Pirates!

Run Time: 21 min 26 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Pirates!

 

  • During the opening (and a few times throughout the show) Oktober references one of our favorite pirate themed jokes. Luke talks about how the “Golden Age of Piracy” only lasted from 1716-1726 and yet Pirates are still a major thing in American culture….even after several very popular movies.

 

  • Oktober talks about how the first thing she thinks of is the 1980’s era “Long John Silvers” restaurants. She talks about how the cartoon pirates and decor made it seem like you were eating on the high seas. She also thinks back to when Pittsburgh’s baseball team embraced their pirate image more.

 

  • The term “Buccaneer” comes up and Luke mentions that there is an interesting background to the that term, but didn’t want to get into it on the show. But here it is for you to read.

 

  • Nabbit thinks that the appeal is part “Rebels/ Outsiders” and part “High Adventure.” Luke and Nabbit discuss how some of these elements show up in the classic pirate story “Treasure Island.”

 

 

 

 

  • Luke talks about a book he read that explained how pirates were very democratic. It discussed the contracts that many crews signed and how loot was divided. But, to be fair, most people only remember the horrible deaths and unhappy stories of the pirates lives.

 

Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge : Grog

 

The panel was not enamored with this one. Nabbit could not get behind the fact that this was served slightly warm. Oktober downed it pretty quick and stated that it “…was not a smooth finish.” Luke talks about the origins of this combination (see the recipe for some links to the story) and Oktober wonders aloud why it smells a bit like “pool water.” Give it a try and see how quickly you start “talking like a pirate.” (The Recipe is the entry before this one)

 

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Would You Rather Wednesday (04-18-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation”. This one has Major Monocle meeting his potential in laws while parodying various sports announcers. And as for his Gold Ribbon recommendation he wants you to let the Youtube algorithm select what direction your video viewing takes.

 

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Show Notes (04-13-18)

Title: Soft Drink Fads

Run Time: 22 min 08 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Soft Drink Fads

 

  • This topic came about because of an “In This Day In History…” In 1992, Crystal Pepsi began product testing in Denver, Providence and Dallas. Oktober wanted to shout out another clear beverage (for no particular reason)…Zima. Then she brought up the new trend in Diet Coke with fruit flavors. She particularly remembered when Pepsi with Lemon was available.. but she didn’t necessarily enjoy the taste. She compared the scent of the lemon to a wet nap (which, in all honesty, she loves the scent of).

 

 

  • Major Monocle brings up a beverage that , after some initial mental strain, the panel determines is known as Josta. Luke remembers that and explains that it is considered the first energy drink because it contained guarana.  There was also some discussion of the legend of Jolt Cola.

 

  • Luke talks about his experiences with Surge and, being involved in radio and promotions around that time, how he ended up with a Surge radio/alarm clock. Nabbit tells the story about how his family recently found a leaking can of “Cajun Cola” while remodeling their kitchen.

 

 

 

  • Luke talks about TaB, which is a lot older than he thought.  There’s also talk about how taste tests used to be done.

 

 

Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It “Challenge: Crystal Mepsi

 

This one is more of an excuse to play with the minds of the panel. Because it is so clear most people will be completely confused by the taste. It is a bit strong in the podcast version because Luke used a smaller rocks glass than he intended. Nabbit almost fell over and Oktober was unfazed, but also unimpressed with the flavors. If you can still find Crystal Pepsi and want to be cruel to your best friends, this is the recipe for you. (It is laid out in the post before this one)

 

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Would You Rather Wednesday (04-11-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Nabbit deciding between being silently judged for his “bathroom time” or loudly judged for all of his daily life choices. And as for his Gold Ribbon recommendation he want to share his shaving nirvana, using the Philips Norelco One Blade (not a sponsor of this program)

 

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Show Notes (04-06-18)

Title: Iconic Cartoon Characters from the last 20 Years

Run Time: 19 min 39 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Iconic Cartoon Characters from the Last 20 Years

 

 

  • Oktober brings up Shrek…in all it’s incarnations. There’s talk about how Smashmouth thinks it ruined their careers. Nabbit brings up that he feels that Despicable Me is starting to follow the same trend…that of being run into the ground with the same jokes being over used. Nabbit also points out that a lot of the modern animated characters are computer generated.

 

 

 

 

  • Luke talks about a new show he saw (while he was sick) that he thinks has potential (although reaching iconic status might be a stretch)… Final Space. The main character is code named (by the panel) as “Phillip J Shatner” because he seems to just fall into adventures. Oktober feels a kinship to a character like that…getting by on luck alone.

 

Game: Miscasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Notes (03-30-18)

Title: Odd Collections

Run Time: 22 min 02 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Strange Collection of You or Someone Like You

 

 

 

 

 

  • Nabbit describes one of the oddest thing he’s seen is a collection of clowns… that take over an entire house. The panel gives a collective shudder.

 

 

  • Nabbit issues a warning about collections. Whenever you start collecting something and everyone finds out about it, its can get out out of control. He was into pirate/nautical stuff for a while, but everyone started to buy random stuff for every holiday and it overflowed his office space.

 

  • Oktober talks about her collection of Uranium glass. It is organized and displayed in a glass cabinet, lending an air of authentic collection to itself. The panel agrees that it’s not so much an odd collection as just neat.

 

 

Game: Be The Tree You Want To Be