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This week we are discussing the oldest sequel we have covered to date, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and it's easily in the Top 10 we've covered. This one had us discussing the fantastic stop-motion animation, the terrible names in Popeye's family, the bad guy being a possible 5 year old, the Iron Sheik, and more.5-year-old Watch the unedited review at sequelsonly.com/Sinbad Next week we are keeping the reviews going with a sequel I have never seen before in Neverending Story 2. I recently met a Falkor life-size replica and couldn't resist. Buy Larry Hankin's book that Doug helped him put together at https://www.amazon.com/That-Guy-Cautionary-Larry-Hankin/dp/B0BW32R6FN/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1678339317&refinements=p_27%3ALarry+Hankin&s=books&sr=1-1 Follow us on all social media @sequelsonly and our website is sequelsonly.com Review, rate, and share us with your friends, enemies, neighbors, exes, and even that annoying supermarket clerk!
0:00 -- Intro.2:02 -- Start of interview.3:02 -- Victor's "origin story" 5:30 -- Joining Stanford University's Board of Trustees, and later the board of Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI).9:06 -- His current position as Managing Director and Practice Leader, Consumer and Retail at Diversified Search Group, working primarily in the Board of Directors practice. He is the leader of the firm's Dallas-Fort Worth office.9:53 -- Differences between executive and board searches. "We find people for jobs, not jobs for people"13:01 -- The role of data and automation in the search business.14:48 -- Distinctions between board searches for private and public company boards.17:27 -- Economics of search firms on executive and board placements.20:15 -- On working with Nomination and Governance Committees and the evolution of Board Matrices. On overboarding. On board expertise: cybersecurity, digital, legal, international, etc.28:38 -- Boardroom trends in 2023: Flexibility on C-suite experience, broader demand for specialized expertise (cyber, AI, ESG, etc). On the ESG and DEI backlash. "Companies are looking for supply chain expertise." On geopolitics in the boardroom.32:36 -- What are boards looking for in new directors. "They are looking for really strong core values: integrity, ethics, leadership and judgment." How to build your brand as a director. Functional expertise. "Search firms probably fill 30-40% of open board seats, that tells you that 60-70% are done the old-fashioned way (ie. by other members of the board)."37:35 -- Recommended resources for board members or aspiring board members. Latino Corporate Director Association (LCDA).39:30 -- On boardroom diversity and the state of Latin@s on corporate boards.42:17 -- Measuring effectiveness of board members.44:40 -- Books that have greatly influenced his life: Built to Last, by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras (1994).The Haj, by Leon Uris (1984)The Empire of the Summer Moon, by S. C. Gwynne (2010)46:17 -- His mentors, and what he learned from them: Art Gonzalez (president of the first bank that he worked at)Jerry Porras (Latino Action Business Network)48:35 -- Quotes he thinks of often or lives his life by: "Keep your friends close, and keep your enemies closer." 49:07 -- An unusual habit or an absurd thing that he loves.49:43 -- The living person he most admires: Pope Francis.Victor Arias is a Managing Director and Practice Leader, Consumer and Retail at Diversified Search Group, working primarily in the Board of Directors practice. He is the leader of the firm's Dallas-Fort Worth office.__ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__You can join as a Patron of the Boardroom Governance Podcast at:Patreon: patreon.com/BoardroomGovernancePod__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
It's a bit of a twist on Golden Age Legacy this episode as we cover the debut of Captain Strong, the Popeye-inspired Superman supporting character from the pages of Action Comics 421. Don't miss it! Email us at email@example.com Facebook www.facebook.com/theearth2podcast Instagram www.instagram.com/theearth2podcast Twitter www.twitter.com/podcast_earth2 Leave us a Voicemail at www.speakpipe.com/theearth2podcast #dccomics #Superman #Popeye #PopeyetheSailorMan #Bluto #ThimbleTheater #comics #podcast #CaryBates #CurtSwan
Today, we're joined by Bloomberg's Daniela Sirtori-Cortina. Fast-food chain Popeye's is turning to tech as it hopes to gain customers. The chain had a hit with it's fried chicken sandwich in 2019 but had trouble keeping up with demand.
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition.This week, I spoke to Justin McElroy, who you might know from his work on the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me or The Adventure Zone.Wednesday will mark a shocking milestone: As of September 13, the Chicken Sandwich Wars will have gone on longer than the armed conflict of the American Civil War. Yes, the conflict between quick-service restaurants over who has produced a desirable chicken sandwich offering began in August 2019, what feels like a lifetime ago, and nobody has covered this more persistently than McElroy on his Munch Squad podcast within a podcast.I'm a big fan of his work, and in addition to this devastating conflict we also chatted about increasingly unhinged limited time offerings, his multiple bestselling comic books, and the current “Steeplechase” season of The Adventure Zone.All this can be found at TheMcElroy.family.This interview has been condensed and edited.Justin McElroy, thank you so much for coming on.Thank you for having me in this important journalistic endeavor.This is a critical moment. We find ourselves at the week the Chicken Sandwich Wars will have gone on longer than the American Civil War. You have been on the ground covering this day by day, hour after hour.At what point do we just recognize that this is the second American Civil War? I mean it's all the bad blood, brother versus brother versus colonel. It's got everything.Why don't you take us back to the beginning? Munch Squad, a podcast within a podcast on My Brother, My Brother and Me, has been dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in food offerings, as you'll go on to explain. Chicken Sandwich Wars have been dominating this for years now at this point. How did this start?I have always been, and I think I got this from my dad, I've always been sort of a sucker for— I mean, I don't know how to say it other than just marketing. I'm like an absolute sucker. A lot of that is me being willing to just sort of go with it, and finding that I'm happier if I'm not fighting the thousands of advertising messages that are being sent to me on a daily basis. I just kind of go with it. I love to try new consumer products, and I know that's goofy, but whenever you would go to Columbus, Ohio, it's a popular test market for new products so you'll see drinks you hadn't heard of before, whatever. Dad would always do that when we were kids. Any new drink, he would come home with a 12-pack like, "All right, guys, this is the new Crystal Pepsi, they're calling it, so you guys have got to try this."Yeah, anytime I see new stuff like this, it comes from a genuine place. I genuinely think it's fascinating. What I love, though, is when I find out that these companies have to put out press releases for these dumb products. No matter how dumb the thing is, they've got to let people know about it and someone is tasked with the job of writing the press release for something that is a sentence.I mean it's always a sentence, right? "We now have a chicken sandwich." "We are Dunkin' and we put beer in coffee, and you can buy it at the store. Please go buy it." I did one a few weeks ago that was like, "Extra gum has a new pink lemonade flavor. Here's the press release." It's like, how would anybody know that's even a new product? If I saw that, I'd assume they've sold it for 20 years. It's just wild and I think that that's really funny.The first one I did was Taco Bell doing the naked chicken taco, which is when they made a taco shell out of a chicken breast, and it's so vulgar.Everything about it is vulgar! It makes me want to be a vegetarian. It's a vulgar exercise, and I was like, "This is too great. I've got to share this with people." That was back, I don't know, 2016, around there or something like that, and we just kept going with it because the press releases just kept getting wilder.It slows down sometimes. But there's always new stuff to make fun of, and I just think that it's great. It feels like when you're somebody who cares about doing comedy that doesn't specifically target people, especially marginalized groups or just anybody specific, anybody individually; we really try to be upbeat. I feel like making fun of not just corporations, but marketing for specific consumer products is as near to a victimless crime as you can get. Even the people writing these things know like, "Yeah, this isn't going to get me my Pulitzer. It's all in good fun." But yeah, that is the Munch Squad.Yeah. Limited time offerings, they've always existed, right? There's always been the McRib, there have always been things like that. They are increasingly unhinged and I don't think anybody's been following that quite like you.Yeah, I do. I have exposed myself to a wide variety. Sometimes, the product will be wild, but there's just nothing. They don't have the press release. I've got to have the press release. I've got to have the news. I have to have someone reporting it journalistically who is also paid by Pepsi or Taco Bell or whatever, and it was the same company, but you know what I mean. Yeah, I have followed the space very closely.Yeah, it's been just genuinely a pleasure to listen to. Again, you've developed this form of taste, I think, among these sorts of products. You've been able to clock if they're only in one restaurant for one hour in Anchorage, Alaska.I'm glad you're bringing that up. Thank you. That does make me very angry and that is something that has happened in later Munch Squad and almost kind of put me off of it, is you start to see these companies that are just doing it for the bit. If they're doing it for the bit, it's a lot harder for me to do jokes about it because they already know that it's dumb. Pepsi did Peeps-flavored Pepsis and you had to get them from a contest or whatever, and it drives me crazy.Just have the strength of your convictions to make your dumb soda and let the market sort it out.I don't even think this is on Munch Squad; it's something we talked about on my cereal podcast, the Empty Bowl, but Carvel, the ice cream cake people, they made a "cereal" that was just the crunchy chocolate bits that go in the middle of the ice cream cake with the fudge sauce. You know what I mean? They made a cereal out of that, but they're in little tiny boxes and they only sold them for one day at their stores.It's like, just make it or don't. You know what I mean? Cowards, everybody. I don't like that stuff. Make a product, put it out there for everybody. Don't do like the CurderBurger where you only do it for one day. I did talk about the CurderBurger because it was a burger with a loaf of cheese curd on it in Wisconsin. That was pretty good. But by and large, wide release or nothing. That's what I say.You can't not talk about a CurderBurger.Yeah, and people could go buy that. You could go buy it in the store. It's usually my cutoff. I prefer a wide release, but still.You've been covering this for a while. Again, I can't imagine the amount of time that you spend on QSR magazine.A lot.A lot?Paper and digital.Oh, you get the print? You get the dead tree edition?Some fun-time jokesters signed my P.O. box up for a subscription to that. I get lots of them. Someone signed us up for horse magazines. Thank you. That's great for recycling. Someone signed us up for the gas station mag — they have a publication for new gas station convenience offerings — so I try to track the sources wherever they are.That's incredible. Again, your history is journalism. You founded Polygon. I've always enjoyed that element of Munch Squad where it's like, "Clearly, this is something that's going on." And I'm glad that you alluded to, again, your father has roots of journalism as well, that this is a trade that you've been applying for quite some time.Yes, that was my first job outside of retail. It was in my mid-20s. I got hired to be the news editor at a small paper in Ohio, and I was desperately underqualified, but I just sort of kept scamming my way up and pivoted over to video game coverage, mainly. I know enough journalism to know how to pretend I'm doing journalism in the Munch Squad, so that's about where my skillset is at this moment.Do you have any favorites that come to mind? Any specific limited time offerings or press releases that just really kind of made a dent in you?Let me think. Taco Bell did a naked egg taco. You know when they did the chicken, but this was a gigantic fried egg that they folded up into a taco shell and made a breakfast offering? That's unacceptable. That's simply not a product that anybody should be consuming.Burger King, the Nightmare Burger where it was black for Halloween, remember that? It gave everybody black poops. That was a fun time to be in the business. Yeah, Burger King will dye their buns sometimes and it ruins people's bowel movements.Man, Chris Angel had a restaurant. Do you remember? I had to look up the acronym. Chris Angel made or opened a restaurant, it's spelled C-A-B-L-P. It's Cablp, and that is short for, of course, Chris Angel Breakfast, Lunch, and Pizza. They call it Cablp. I don't even know if that's still open. That was back in 2021, but Cablp. Oh, God, that still hits. Cablp.The Chicken Sandwich Wars were obviously launched into devastating effect in August of 2019. Where do you see that going? For a while, there was quite a bit of activity and now it's been, kind of they're in the long haul, I've got to say.From your view, where are the Chicken Sandwich Wars at?At this point, I feel like a lot of us have moved on from the war part of it. I feel like what we're seeing now is we're entering a phase where we're all sort of culturally accepting that every place has a chicken sandwich. This is what's weird about the Chicken Sandwich Wars, if I may.You may.These places all had chicken sandwiches.That's the thing that people forget, right? They had chicken sandwiches. They were bad.The only one people liked was Chick-fil-A, and they turned out to be a little bit questionable on some of the donations of groups they're giving to, a lot of anti-LGBTQ places, so people stopped eating the chicken sandwich.For me, that's the beginning of the chicken sandwich. That was the only good one you could get. They turned out to be some nasty dogs over there, maybe, and so nobody's going to eat that chicken sandwich anymore. Somebody had to step in.As long ago as 2005, McDonald's came at the crown. They came for true at Kathy's Kreations, which, they still insist that they made the first chicken sandwich, and that just seems wild to me. It's a fried breast between a bun. Come on, nobody can invent that. It just is. It just exists as these two products are created. As soon as we had bread and chicken, somebody was like, "Wait, I got it. Hold on. Step back." So I don't grant that to Kathy or Popeye's, to be fair, that both of them claim to have the first chicken sandwich.Anyway, so McDonald's in 2005, they had a Southern-style Chicken Sandwich, and that was it. That was straight up. We got a potato bun, we got two pickles, we got pickle-brining, let's go. It had a good run. I think it was a decade that it continued. Even they were in the game.Then when Popeye's decided like, "Hey, why don't we try? Why don't all of us other restaurants try to make a good one instead of making a forgettable option for your cousin that doesn't like hamburgers? We'll actually try,” then you started having more and more people come out.Walter, do you know — this is true — between the beginning of 2019 and the end of 2020, do you know how much sales of chicken sandwiches increased?I do not.It's really easy to remember this statistic because it is 420 percent.That's a memorable statistic.It's a memorable statistic. It's how I remember that my daughter was born at 4 p.m. and 20 minutes. 4:20 is when my kid was born. 420 percent. That is how much chicken sandwich sales increased.Everybody's just like, "Hey, restaurants are selling good chicken sandwiches now. We should probably go get them." But the wars, I don't know why it had to be a war.Everybody in the war, by the way, always shouts out all the other people in the war, which is wild because that doesn't seem to be a good marketing strategy to just be like, "Here are some other places that have done this and now we're doing it too." But I think it's also the Chicken Sandwich Wars, I think what that is is directly connected to Munch Squad.Because I think it is someone that had to do a press release about a chicken sandwich, and they're like, "It's got to have some kind of angle. I don't know what the first line of this press release is going to be. Maybe wars; I keep talking about the wars that are going on that everybody seems to be so hot on," and that was just like the angle. It's solved. If you have a chicken sandwich and you're writing a press release about it, you've got to mention the wars.And the more belabored it gets, the better for a lot of these. It's like, "We're finally strapping on our chicken rifles and wading into the trenches to blow the other sandwiches straight to hell. We're going to make some chicken sandwich widows out here. Let's go," and it's gross. Just say it's a good sandwich or bad.For years, we've maintained neutrality, but today, that is enough.Right, and neutrality, I have to be clear, is a bad chicken sandwich! It's not like no chicken sandwich. It's just, let's try to make a good one.Yeah. It is really funny that you can draw a fairly direct line between the success of the gay rights movement and a 420 percent increase in chicken sandwich sales.It's beautiful. It's a story of love and acceptance. I mean really, war is such a misnomer. It should be a cultural shift of people unwilling to accept lesser treatment by buying evil cursed chicken sandwiches.To show you how seriously these places took it, in Huntington, West Virginia, where I live, they opened up a Bojangles — which is like lower-tier Popeye's, it's a mid-tier Popeye's — but it was huge in Huntington, so much so that they had to reroute traffic on Route 60 around the line for Bojangles.It got so bad, KFC, there's another KFC down the road about a mile, and they put up a sign that just had a big picture of the Colonel and it said, "We make chicken around here." Outside the Bojangles, the KFC put up like a, "Hey, not in our town. This is a KFC town," and hey, hand to God, that Bojangles closed. I don't know what the Colonel was working over there, but it worked. They're back to the only chicken on Route 60 as far as I know.Listen, you start a battle? Send in the Colonel.Yeah, if you're going to come for the Colonel's crown, you best come for the bow tie. You've got to come correct. No way. Is it the bolo? What would you call that? It doesn't matter.I would call it a bolo.You get the idea. Bolo? Yeah.I want to talk a little bit about this current season of The Adventure Zone. You have been the game master for it. I've really, really enjoyed it. I've dug it a lot.Thank you.I really mean that. Yeah, it's a phenomenal season. I think the setting is excellent and I want to talk a little bit about that because it is very theme park, Disney inspired, I would say. I think that that ties in decently well with Munch Squad in the sense that there is a commentary about commercialization, but nevertheless identity-bound to American pop culture. I guess I'd love to ask you a little bit about where some of that season came from and where that setting came from.Yeah. Everybody else in my family had run the game. Oh my gosh, my Arby's big cheddar bowling shirt just got delivered. What a delight. Remind me when we're done, I'll make sure to grab it so you can see, it's going to be a wonder.I hadn't done the game master thing yet. It always seemed kind of overwhelming and I waited, and I put it off as long as they would let me, because I didn't think I'd be very good at it. I finally was kind of forced into it and we found this game, Blades in the Dark, that's about theft and heists, and I liked that kind of thing. I think that that kind of thing is cool and a nice change of pace from murdering your way through caves or whatever happens in others.I am a huge theme park nut, I always have been. I think that they are fascinating. I think I even like reading and understanding and learning about them more than I like actually being there. It's more like a hobby. No, I'm the most annoying person to walk around Disney World with. You do not want to look every f*****g four steps at some other dumb thing I've got to point out. I love that kind of stuff.So I was like, "Well, okay, if I were going to make a world that could incorporate all this junk in my brain, then I would make a giant park like that on a grander scale." So the theme worlds, in this park I called Steeplechase, the theme worlds are layers stacked on top of each other, and each layer is a completely immersive sim. I love immersive stuff like that, too, like Sleep No More, things like that where it's bringing you into the experience, so I thought this would be amazing.I kind of made my dream place to go to, and then the show, as we've gone on, has really been about me wrestling with these ideas of a society obsessed with entertainment and obsessed with distraction. I'm not coming out as a cultural critic, because I'm very much lumping myself in with that, this idea that you lose yourself so deeply in distraction and entertainment that you lose contact with the world around you or forget what you would consider your actual or real life.That has been the thing that I've been sort of exploring with it, is what is the impact of that? What kind of obligation do you have to the real world and the people around you versus losing yourself in it in a fiction? Very aware, the whole time, that we are making an escapist fiction at the same time as I'm talking about this, so it is a little bit of an ouroboros, but yeah, that's what it's been.Also, that's a very highfalutin way of describing it, and I'm terrible at describing stuff in ways where people would actually want to listen to it, but I swear it's a lot more fun than that. There's a layer that's like a noir crime kind of deal, so I watched a bajillion, every noir movie I could get my hands on to really tap into that aesthetic. There's a fantasy layer where we've incorporated elements from previous Adventure Zone shows. There's a reality show dating kind of thing.But that's the idea. Every layer is people pursuing their fantasies while these three creeps try to rob them blind, so it's been a lot of fun. We're heading toward the end, I think. The next few episodes, probably, it's finally wrapping up, it'll be somebody else's problem, but I feel really good about what I've been able to do.When I started, it seemed so overwhelming until I realized it's just like eating an airplane. You start, you've got to take it into really small chunks, and then eventually, you're halfway through the wings.It's a really fun listen.Thanks.Again, you have some really exciting ideas in there.I read no internet feedback at all. No Reddit, Twitter, nothing about it, so when someone does tell me that they like it, it is a genuine delight because I'm basically in a vacuum, and my wife won't listen, so I don't know.It's very fun on the ground, like you were saying. It is three interesting people stealing interesting stuff from a cool place. There is just something that you were talking about when it comes to escapism where it's just, escapism as a genre is a reflection of the society from which you're trying to escape, right?Right.I think that you're pulling out some interesting strings in the show when it comes to how creative work is valued, how it's not, how people engage with it, how it's not how people engage with creators. I'd love to hear a little bit more on how you feel about that.What specifically?I can't help but notice that at the time that AI is attempting to replicate a lot of the creative efforts of people who really try at making art, you have an element of the show that's talking a little bit, I think, or at least reflecting a little bit of some of that subtle change.It's weird, right? That was not a conversation when it started. It's moving very rapidly. The idea that a computer could do a reasonable facsimile of me, Justin McElroy? I'm not exactly like a once-in-a-generation talent. I'm like a bunch of SNICK and Pee-wee's Playhouse, and then I had an acting major, and you stir all those together. I'm not one of the A-listers there. I feel like a computer could get me pretty quickly, honestly, but seeing that start to take place, that's been tough, right? Because I didn't ever think that would happen to me. I still don't for me, specifically, but there's definitely a future where this stuff is algorithmically generated. It's scary. It freaks me out.I have AI characters in the story and a lot of those AI characters, we call them “hard light,” and it's basically a hologram that has feeling, that can feel things, tactile, and they're very much having conversations about sentience and what it is to be alive. We have a few different characters and classes of people who are trying to break out of that idea, that if you have been created by someone else, are you devoid of creative energy? Can creative energy exist being created by a computer? Again, there's a nice thing about this: I don't have any answers. I'm just doing a role-playing podcast. You can think about it all you want in your own time. I've just got to fill 60 minutes and then I'm out.A computer doing a reasonable facsimile, like animatronics, are a fundamental element of the history of theme parks.Yeah, and those have continued to improve. When you look at it, Lincoln was the first one, and that was very much a Walt Disney passion project, wanting to create a Lincoln that could be entertaining on its own.There was so much work that went into that, and such a big valley between the real and the fake, and that valley obviously has continued to shrink. Animatronics were a big part of what I was thinking about with Steeplechase. Specifically, the Carousel of Progress is an attraction at Disney World, and it is the only attraction at Disney World, as far as I know, that was directly worked on by Walt Disney, because it was created for the '64 World's Fair and then it was adapted to the form it finds itself now in Walt Disney World.It is the stage show that has had the most performances of any show in America. It's about a family through the generations, and basically the stage is split into a four-quadrant pie and the audience is in a big ring that moves around to the different quadrants, which is the same family in different eras.I started thinking about how these animatronics have done this show more times than anybody on earth. If you start to let your imagination go a little bit, especially with the AI stuff happening, you're like, "Well, what if they realize that?"You know what I mean? What happens when they're like, "Wow, I'm tired of doing this show over and over again"? And I find that a really interesting thing to think about.That's really fun. Again, it's definitely worth checking out. It's a good entrance point, I think, if folks are interested in checking out the podcast.Yeah, all of our arcs are sort of self-contained. “Steeplechase” is a fine place to start if you can deal with me shaking off the jitters for the first three episodes.It's great stuff. Last thing I wanted to throw on the table is that you've been doing graphic novel adaptations of the first The Adventure Zone arc, Balance. How's that been? You just have a new one out this year. I think there's a new one coming out next year.Usually, about one a year.How's that experience been?It's amazing. Honestly, it's a weird project where so much of me is in it from where we did The Adventure Zone, but it's such a team project. Obviously, Carey Pietsch, she's the artist for the series, she's bringing so much to it and creating so much of the visual language of that world. My dad, Clint McElroy, has been a comic book writer for many, many, many years, so he's really taken the lead on it, and I'm mainly tweaking the dialogue from my characters, putting in more boner jokes and stuff.It's funny because they were so wildly successful. I think the first two or three were number one New York Times bestsellers on a specific chart, like a pretty specific chart, which no one ever puts on the book jacket, right? New York Times bestseller in self-help paperback trade version number eight. No, but this is a number one, I could say; yes, I'm a number one New York Times bestselling author, and what I did was I told my dad to make these few jokes better.That is why in my freaking obituary, it'll say number one New York Times bestselling author, because I told my dad that "Kenny Chesney might be a funnier reference here than Jimmy Buffett. Why don't we do Kenny Chesney?" Okay, great. Here's your bestseller plaque. No, but they don't send you bestseller plaques. My dad made one for me for Christmas. It was beautiful. I have it hanging up and I can tell people like, "Yeah, I punched up my dad's jokes. No problem."Wow. Justin McElroy, New York Times bestselling author.Number one. Sorry.Number one.Sorry. Thank you. You don't want to be that guy, but...I apologize. Justin McElroy, number one New York Times bestselling author on a specific chart.Several-time number one. No.Five-time.Five-time.Where can folks find you? Where can they enjoy more of your work?My manager gets mad at me because I always give people the wrong address, but it's themcelroy.family. If you go there, you'll find all of our stuff. Tours are there. We got a few more shows this year. Videos, podcasts, whatever you like, it's all there waiting for you.Well, hey, thanks for coming on.Hey, thanks for having me, Walter.If you have anything you'd like to see in this Sunday special, shoot me an email. Comment below! Thanks for reading, and thanks so much for supporting Numlock.Thank you so much for becoming a paid subscriber!Send links to me on Twitter at @WaltHickey or email me with numbers, tips or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get full access to Numlock News at www.numlock.com/subscribe
00:00 - 41:44 - Popeye 41:44 - 1:00:05 - Malcolm in the Middle This week's episode is the first in the recurring series Extended Clip Executive Decision. at the EP level on patreon ($15/mo), you wget to choose the topic for one episode of the podcast. this was chosen by Andrew, whose substack is at the bottom of the info. We're taking a trip to Malta this week, to visit Popeye Village. Robert Altman, Robert Evans, Robin Williams, and Shelley Duvall bring the sailor cartoon to life in this massive, controversial 1980 musical production. We talk about Evans as conquerer, Altman making the film his own, production design, and more. Then, on MITM (41:44), Malcolm gushes about Seven Beauties, JT checks out Frontier Marshall, and Eddie describes the artistic ambitions and connections of his cross-country road trip until the zoom connection pooped out. donate to the show to get a bonus episode every week and make the studio as perfect as it can be. daddy needs a new tv. https://www.patreon.com/Extended_Clip Executive Producer Andrew's blog: https://slouchingtowardsmcdonaldland.substack.com/
In the latest episode of "Hospitality Hangout", industry insiders are treated to an enlightening conversation as hosts Michael Schatzberg, fondly known as "The Restaurant Guy", and Jimmy Frischling, dubbed "The Finance Guy", sit down with G.J. Hart. Currently at the helm of Red Robin as President, CEO, and Director, Hart's journey from the Netherlands to leading a renowned American food brand is nothing short of inspiring.G.J. Hart: From Immigrant Dreams to Restaurant RealityArriving in the U.S. in 1963 with dreams of freedom, Hart's initial foray into the hospitality industry was with Howard Johnson's, toggling roles from a dishwasher to a short-order cook. His professional odyssey then took a detour into the poultry business, helping fund his college education. A move to New Orleans saw Hart working under Al Copeland of Popeye's fame, subsequently partnering with Texas Roadhouse's founder, which they took public.Though Hart dabbled in the idea of retirement, his passion was unwavering. Drawn back to the restaurant cosmos, he took the reins at Red Robin, a brand he had admired for decades.Revitalizing a Legacy: The North Star Comeback PlanFor over half a century, Red Robin has remained etched in the minds of patrons for its family-centric aura, captivating ambiance, and mouth-watering meals at fair prices. Under Hart's stewardship, the "North Star Comeback Plan" was birthed, aiming to rejuvenate the brand by emphasizing its time-honored attributes. In a span of just 12 months, Red Robin, with Hart's vision and a spirited team, witnessed commendable growth and resurgence.Leadership: A Game of AuthenticityHart, with his rich tapestry of experiences, extols the virtue of authenticity in leadership. He advocates for genuine concern for staff and believes that constructing a robust team in a conducive environment is pivotal. This episode offers listeners an intimate look into Hart's life, his strategic leadership methods, the essence of brand identity, and most importantly, his dream for Red Robin's future.The Core: People and FoodDespite the tsunami of tech advancements swamping the restaurant industry, Hart, along with Schatzberg and Frischling, concurs that the core of the business is, and should always be, about people and the food. While technology acts as a facilitator, enhancing the guest experience, the culinary journey must remain at the forefront.A Personal Touch to the ConversationRounding off the episode, in a jovial segment, Hart turns the tables by posing a personal question to the hosts, revealing their camaraderie and offering listeners a glimpse into their dynamic rapport.In essence, this episode of "Hospitality Hangout" is a testament to the fact that while the restaurant landscape is continuously evolving with tech innovations, the heart and soul remain in the people and the dishes they serve.Tune in to "Hospitality Hangout" for this and more episodes, as it continues to engage, enlighten, and entertain those in the hospitality and foodservice sector.
The Krewe sits down with returning guest and author of Pure Invention, Matt Alt! Matt takes the Krewe on a deep dive extravaganza into the history of the beloved Nintendo. From its humble beginnings as a playing card company to its various pivots along the way (hello taxis & love hotels) before its transformation into a behemoth in the video game industry, the Krewe explores the driving forces behind this superpower of the video game industry.------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at email@example.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, LinkedIn: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ SUPPORT THE KREWE ------Use our promo code KOJPODCAST when subscribing to TokyoTreat! Yoroshiku ne!------ More Info on Matt Alt ------Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the WorldPure Invention Newsletter on SubStackPure Tokyoscope PodcastMatt's WebsiteMatt on TwitterMatt on InstagramMatt on TikTok
Ronnie Raviv joined Leah to try and figure out if he has any favorite things. We talk about cocktails, cocktail bars, books, TV, great meals and our friendship origin story. For someone who claims to have no favorite things, there was no lacking in conversation. Like my beloved Zouks, Ronnie is not on twitter. Show Notes Second City Conservatory Quipfire Improv Sally Albright Chicken Pot Pie origin story Mexican Mule Journeyman White Whiskey Jasper Fforde OCD TLV Taizu Fantastic TLV Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde Blind Barber Duck Duck Goat Aviary Rosemary Tango Sur Bar Roma Frasca Monte Verde Dear Margaret Yom Tov Deli (Tel Aviv) Harry's Epic Israel Food Tours Transcript follows Ronnie Raviv 0:00 Hello, my name is Ronnie Raviv. And I don't think I really have favorite things, but I have a lot of things that I like a lot, and you can hear all about them. In this week's finding favorites. ----more---- Announcer 0:10 Welcome to the findings favorites Podcast where we explore your favorite things without using an algorithm. Here's your host, Leah Jones. Leah Jones 0:23 Hello, and welcome to finding favorites. I'm your host, Leah Jones. It's Sunday, August 27. Really a beautiful, perfect day in Chicago after that brutal heatwave earlier in the week. Nice to have the windows open and to eat dinner outside today. Not too much to report other than my shoulder MRI shows a what seems to be a completely boring, small rotator rotator cuff tear. So hopefully, I will have some resolution to my shoulder pain soon. The orthopedist I saw last week said shit your shoulder is jacked. Which I think is sports for let's take this injury seriously. This week on the podcast I am talking with my one of my very dear friends Ronnie Raviv. You have heard about him on the podcast for years because he kept me company during a lot of chemo therapies and steroid Saturdays. We went to Israel on overlapping trips recently, so we just had that fabulous dinner in Tel Aviv. We talked about that a little bit. So I twisted his arm and said, Come be on a podcast. Now he does not listen to podcasts. He's not a he's not into the audio medium of podcasting. So I don't know if he will ever listen to this. But we have a fun conversation. Just sitting around bullshitting on the couch for an hour or so. And hit record. So without further ado, wear your mask. Wash your hands. Get your booster. I know a new booster is coming out soon. So I guess, wear your mask more diligently while you wait for the new booster to be available. And keep enjoying your favorite things. Leah Jones 2:43 Hello, and welcome to finding favorites. I'm your host, Leah Jones. And this is the podcast where we learn about people's favorite things and get recommendations without using an algorithm. Today I'm joined a rare in person interview for finding favorites. With my own personal algorithm. You do all the research that wire cutter doesn't do for me. So I don't have to do it. Yeah. What do we just found out recently? You didn't know what wire cutter Ronnie Raviv 3:08 was? No, I had no idea. You introduced me to wire cutter. Leah Jones 3:11 Right. So wire cutter is consumer a modern consumer reports. Yeah, basically. And then anytime I need a new phone. You are my Consumer Reports. Ronnie Raviv 3:23 Yeah, I would just from like the one article that I read or the one article with all the links to the other articles that I read. It it I wouldn't describe it necessarily as the modern consumer reports. I would describe it as the less nerdy Consumer Reports. So let's let's charts and figures and more. Recommendations. Leah Jones 3:49 Yes. Ronnie Raviv 3:50 It's a curated fair Consumer Reports. Leah Jones 3:57 I'm fine with him doing all the research for me. Sure. Because I am too lazy. Yeah, I would rather buy it. It'd be the wrong thing. Never return it and buy another thing. I wouldn't rather that but that's more likely how my life goes, Ronnie Raviv 4:10 right? Yeah, no, I'd much rather would buy the right thing to begin with. Leah Jones 4:14 Yes. Right. Which is why every two years when I'm a Verizon, it's time to buy a new phone. I call you with no warning. And I'm like, What phone am I buying today? Right. I've done that for 15 years, at least. Once I went away from my Blackberry, Ronnie Raviv 4:29 which I think we're all happy for. Leah Jones 4:31 Yeah. So Ronnie, usually, this is when so this is like the time of the podcast where people get to know the guest. And often we're I'm getting to know the guests because usually they are a complete stranger. Right? And you're not No, Ronnie Raviv 4:48 no, we've known each other for I was trying to do the math. I feel like 21 or 22 years we've known each other. Yeah. And we've known each other well, for maybe 18 years. Yeah, we know each other very well for 15 years. Yeah, maybe that's I think Leah Jones 5:06 that's about right. I moved here in Memorial Day 2002. Okay. And started going to open mics immediately. Yeah. And very quickly. Got to the tequila Roadhouse. RIP, RIP tequila Roadhouse and Ronnie Raviv 5:25 their crack fries. Yeah, they were surprised that were I don't know what they put on. There were so bad. Leah Jones 5:33 Well, there was my cousin's Friend's Boyfriend maybe wasn't conservatory with you? I don't remember. Okay. I think he was Greek. Okay, or he had a friend and I don't remember. Somehow I want to but one of your conservatory shows Ronnie Raviv 5:55 site. Yes. Second City conservatory Right. Leah Jones 6:00 Which quickly led to tequila Roadhouse. Yes. Ronnie Raviv 6:03 Because my many of the people I would go into group and that improv group, not only did stuff but also held an open mic. First tequila Roadhouse, then they went to Weiss fools. Yep. Neither of which are around because this is over 20 years ago. Leah Jones 6:19 Yeah. So it was a mixed bag. Open Mic. Yes. Very. So I did stand up comedy. And you were reading your as of yet unfinished novel Ronnie Raviv 6:31 as of still yet unfinished novel? Yes. And you would read a chapter a week? Yes, that was probably the most productive time because I had the actual deadline to like, do the chapter, right. But the way I write I don't outline or plan ahead, I sorta have to get into the, into the fugue state, which means that every time I sit down and write I don't necessarily remember what it was that I wrote, because I'm in a bit of a fugue state, right. And that's generally how I read books as well. I don't remember things after I just sort of get the good feeling. Yeah. And so I, so now it's just become this daunting mountain, because as the chapters pile up, every time I sit down, I have to read the whole thing to get into that flow. And it's just like, you know, if I have an hour to write, that's all well and good, but it'll take me like three or four hours just to read the thing to like, get into the meat into you know, and I don't have three or four. Let's be honest, I probably do. I just don't have the, Leah Jones 7:28 you don't have it set aside. You haven't scheduled in, right. Reread the novel, Ronnie Raviv 7:33 right? Before I read a new chapter, right? You know, so I'll like read, I like spend three hours rereading it to the right, a few pages. And then the next day, I have to like, reread a bunch to get into, this doesn't really happen. Maybe one of these days, I'll outline what I actually want to have happen. And that will help spur me on to like, Oh, now I need to read. Now I need to write this thing that happens. But I don't even know what will happen. It just sort of happens as it happens. Yeah. That's why I always wrote short stories when I was in college. Yeah, Leah Jones 8:06 I was gonna say maybe your short story guy. Ronnie Raviv 8:08 I am. But I don't like I want to write a novel. Yeah. I like I'm better suited for short stories. It's the same. It's the same thing with improv. Like, I did improv in college and we did short form improv improv games. And then and that's what I was good at, because I'm like, I'm good at that kind of quick joke thing. And then I went through the conservatory program at Second City, after many different things like twists and turns of my life and then ended up there. And I appreciate improv long form. Improv is an art form. And I sort of denigrate short form improv is just gimmicky, right? And so I don't like the short form improv as much. But that's the thing I'm better at I'm not good at the long form. So now I can't really do improv because the thing that I like, I'm not as good at writing that I I'm better at I don't like as much right. Leah Jones 9:01 But do you have? When's the last time you I don't I've never I don't think I've ever seen you do short form improv. I've seen you do sketch. Yeah. No, you haven't because I don't even know if I've ever seen you do long form improv. You have. Ronnie Raviv 9:13 I think, Okay, what if you? Well, I guess no, because it's because the seconds are the conservatory shows were more your sketch. They were born they were born out of improv to do with the improv in the class. And there was, there was a certain amount of improv, improvising on the stage. Like we make beats, we didn't have anything written out. Right. Sketches weren't, weren't scripted. But we sort of knew what was going to happen. A little more like, Curb Your Enthusiasm type. Leah Jones 9:37 I remember I guess I mostly remember your musical numbers. Yeah. White people brown line. Yes. Ronnie Raviv 9:43 I did not write that one. No, Leah Jones 9:45 but somebody asked you that you look at your watch. And somebody asks you the time and you were like, I don't know what time it is. And you put your hand down. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 9:54 You have more memory than I do. Leah Jones 9:56 I think because of the time I lived on the brow, I took the brown line about Each and every time I get on the Brown Line, I would think about the song. Yeah. So Ronnie Raviv 10:04 yeah, no white people brown line. That was that was a brilliant piece of work. I did a song that was a parody of modern gender. Yeah. That was a mouthful. It was like a victim of the new new economy or something, which at this point is like, three economies ago. Because this was in the early aughts. Yeah. It's been awhile. It's been a lifetime. It's been so long. So yeah, so the last time I did improv, I think is when my undergrad improv group. This is pre pandemic came through Chicago, they would come through Chicago, New York or LA. So every three years it comes to Chicago. And then they, they they did a little show to basically no audience is just really for us. Yeah. And then they called on the alums to come. And I thought they were gonna just kind of, we were just gonna do a quick little scene, like what we would do at reunion is like a world's worst. I like my women or men, like I like my blank or whatever. Yeah. But no, they then said, Okay, now you're going to do now, all the alarms now you're going to do a long form improv. Which, so when I was going through that group, it's called quickfire? Yeah. When I was going through it, we only did short form improv, right? Leah Jones 11:21 Because it was before UCB. It was before the Herald had New York. Ronnie Raviv 11:25 Yeah, this was this was in the mid in the early mid 90s. So we only did short form improv. And so the only reason I even knew like, luckily for me, I had gone through the second city experience. So I had had experience with long form, right. But so this was in I think, 2017. Okay. And my last experience with long form improv was in 2002. Yeah. So, and I was by far the oldest alarm there. The next oldest alarm was from the class of 2009. Okay, so the next oldest alarm was sort of complaining that they hadn't done improv in a while. had done it at like at that point. quickfire had done long form improv when they were in school. And so they had last done in 2009. You know, I had last done it before they were even in school. Leah Jones 12:22 Right before they were in grade school. Ronnie Raviv 12:25 Not quite that far, but they weren't probably Junior High. Last time I did long form improv, right. And that only by like luck, because previous to Second City, I'd only done short form improv. So I was like, I felt like it was a fish out of water, but somehow didn't. Didn't crap the bed too bad, I guess. I don't know. We did. Okay. It was only for us. So it didn't really matter, right. low stakes, no stakes, stakes improv. Leah Jones 12:50 I did. Eventually I gave in and I did the five classes at annoyance when I was managing the ice cream parlor, right? Because so many lifetimes ago, many, many lifetimes ago. Because I was so tired of people asking me if I did improv, I was like, I do stand up comedy. Sometimes, Ronnie Raviv 13:12 ironically, because literally everybody who does improv their families all assumed that their stand up comedian, right, right. Oh, do some do some stand up comedian comedy Ford's like, that's not what I do. I do improv. Okay. Well then do improv. Right? No, it's a group thing. Right. Stand up here and do improv. Leah Jones 13:27 I know. But you did have me come out once and do stand up comedy. For your parents friends. For Param. Yes, I remember that. Ronnie Raviv 13:37 I wasn't, I don't think you would not have gone without No, I wouldn't you did it. And you were brave. They were they were they were welcoming audience. Leah Jones 13:48 They were welcoming audience. You had Ronnie Raviv 13:52 you had my favorite joke, my favorite Lea joke. But it will have been we don't necessarily have to. Leah Jones 13:58 Was it about the date with a little person? No, I remember that one being Ronnie Raviv 14:02 No, it was the learning Hebrew. Oh, yeah. That you the needle pointed for me. And I still haven't hung but I will in a minute. Yeah. Leah Jones 14:10 Right. So Ronnie helped me. When I was learning the alphabet, the Hebrew alphabet. We would like go to Jack's for chicken potpie. And sometimes I would drag out these giant workbooks and make them help me with Hebrew. And when I had finally gotten really confident that I could like, kind of like know the alphabet in order. I was like, Ronnie, I have learned everything from Alif to Zion, Ronnie Raviv 14:37 which you know, translated from A to Z except it's really more like if you're familiar with the Greek alphabet from alpha to zeta, and that's like the seventh letter. Right? But Leah Jones 14:48 you know, yeah. So I for Ronnie's 40th birthday, I cross stitched him something that said met LF Ronnie Raviv 14:57 Zion Yeah, from A to zeta Right. So essentially, Leah Jones 15:00 right, I've learned everything from A to F. Yeah. Which honestly appropriate. Yeah. Because I had not learned Hebrew from A to Z like, No, probably not. I can. I can't even function anymore. I used to use my Hebrew used to be better, but everybody in English, everybody in Israel's English got way better. And also technology got way better. Ronnie Raviv 15:23 Yes. Not as important anymore. No. But I remember that crowd really liked that joke, right because it was a crowd of Hebrew speakers. Right. So they, they were all right there they that was the that was the crowd. That Leah Jones 15:36 was the only crowd I didn't have to explain the punchline to Yeah, yeah, like we just did here. Right. Ronnie Raviv 15:43 But you know, jokes are always better when you have to explain the punchline. Leah Jones 15:46 Yeah. Right. So I did improv it annoyance. But I've never performed it outside of a class. Ronnie Raviv 15:57 So that's alright. That's fine Leah Jones 15:58 with me. Yeah, it's okay. I understand it. And I understand I don't want to do it. Ronnie Raviv 16:04 Yeah. Yeah, I'm sort of I'm sure I'm right there with you. It took me longer time to understand that. Leah Jones 16:10 Yeah. That you didn't want to do it anymore. Or that or to understand it? Ronnie Raviv 16:15 Both, I guess. Yeah. Because I was in a more because they started with the short form, right, which is like the games and the, the joke Enos right. Leah Jones 16:23 The Whose Line Is It Anyway, who's that's exactly boarded for puns and jokes and dad jokes and quick thinking, right. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 16:30 Which is what we were, which is what I was really good Leah Jones 16:33 at. Yeah. So you're still really good at? Yeah, Ronnie Raviv 16:36 I think so. I'm okay that for sure. Yeah. But you know, when it comes to like, improvising long scenes where you have to like, react and have emotions and whatever, I'm not as good as that. Leah Jones 16:51 Till we met, and then comedy ended, comedy didn't really end I got transferred to London. So I was like, and you finish conservatory. And I think by the time I was back from London, I think the tequila Roadhouse might have been closed. Ronnie Raviv 17:09 I think it was around for maybe a little longer than that. But we were but they were no longer doing the open mic. Yeah. Leah Jones 17:15 Yeah. And we ran into each other at a board game. It's a bar on Addison started with a G threes. threes. Ronnie Raviv 17:23 I have no recollection of this. You know, me. I'm, you know, me. I sort of have no recollection of things. Yeah. Leah Jones 17:30 I remember it clearly, somewhat clearly. And then I recently searched my blog to see if I had when it happened. Okay. And I reference people that I'm like, I referenced someone named Jamie. And I'm like, Who the fuck is Jamie? Jamie Allen? Probably no, no. Like I was there with my friend Jeff from high school. Were Jeff from college. Jamie might have been his girlfriend at the time. Ronnie Raviv 17:52 Oh, girl. Okay. Yeah. Leah Jones 17:55 I don't know. Like, I don't know the description of the people that I say I walked in with Oh, okay. And then you watch because I moved to London and quit comedy. And we figured out like, Oh, hey, what's up? Sell your number. And so then we went for chicken Popeye. Nice. Shortly thereafter, Ronnie Raviv 18:14 yeah. Chicken. Popeye was so good. Yeah. Last, Leah Jones 18:19 so rip jacks. Yeah. And long before they were closed. Rip the chicken pot pie. Ronnie Raviv 18:23 Right. Rip that chicken pot pie. More so than jacks. Yeah. And then the Diag. Yeah, it's Leah Jones 18:28 rip. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 18:31 Yeah. But yeah, the chicken pot pie was gone long before that. And that was really the big tragedy of the whole thing. Leah Jones 18:39 Was the chicken potpie gone before your ability to process? Dairy? Ronnie Raviv 18:45 No, it was worth it. Ya know, my ability. My inability to process dairy disappeared before the dream pop. I did. But it was worth it. Leah Jones 18:53 Yeah. That's another conversation locked in my brain because it was so insane. Because you picked me up from the 14th station. And you pretended like I had any choice about where we were going to dinner. Right? Which was nice of you to pretend. Right? And then you said, Leah, you know, the type of chicken Popeye that you dream of? And I was like, I do not dream of chicken pie. I Ronnie Raviv 19:14 see. You remember this as dream of I feel like I wouldn't have put it that way. Maybe I did at that point. But I sort of always see it as you know, when you have a hankering for chicken, Popeye. And you sort of have in your mind's eye. What? You're sort of picturing like, Oh, I could go for that. Right? And then you order it. And it's like, oh, well, that's not really what I was picturing. Chicken Popeye, but it's not the chicken coop I had in my brain. Yes. This place had that chicken. Leah Jones 19:45 Yeah. And I was very skeptical. Of course, Ronnie Raviv 19:49 as was everybody I told this story to right there. Leah Jones 19:53 And you were of course correct because they they baked it an individual that you had a cross pinched on To the top of your bowl. Ronnie Raviv 20:01 Yeah. But it was just it wasn't it was beyond that it was I think it was like the way the sauce that like Allah King sauce or whatever it is. It's like the like just the chicken, the combination of vegetables, the proportions, the sauce, the flavor, the cross, like all of it. It was like the platonic ideal of a chicken about pie, right. And I had many a convert to that chicken. Popeye was good. It was great. And then the chef left and they could not recreate it. No. And then it just kept getting worse and worse and worse. And then they closed and it became a sports bar. Leah Jones 20:38 Yeah. And then somehow that was the last time we went I think was probably my 40th Ronnie Raviv 20:45 Yeah, I don't know what's been called for a while. Leah Jones 20:47 Yeah. But we went that's where we went after. That was where the after party was okay? Was Diag. Okay, because it was walking distance. So, according according to the pictures I have. Yeah, I don't I don't recall that either. No, I don't have a lot of memories. Right that night. Ronnie Raviv 21:07 Yeah, no, that and that was a bit of a blur. Yeah. Yeah. Leah Jones 21:12 Um, yeah. So that's the origin story. Yeah. Is comedy. And then happened to happen? Chance happenstance, happenstance. Yeah. Yeah. And people were listened to the podcast have heard about you, Matthew. David brozik. One of your good one of your best friends from college has been a guest. And people have certainly heard about you on steroids. Sunday. Steroid Saturday's one of my Mayo Clinic. Road trip buddies. Yeah, the OG hospital host the OG hospital husband. Yes. And you still probably wear your pen. That was that was really sweet. Leah Jones 22:02 So one of the things when we talked about favorite things, like what would you talk about? As favorite things first, you're like immediately I don't have anything. Ronnie Raviv 22:12 No, I still I've been racking my brains. And I have. I have no favorite things. I have a lot of things I dabble in and things I like, right. Like a lot of things. Yeah. I'm a fairly easygoing, sometimes guy. Usually going in a sort of very high maintenance way. Leah Jones 22:31 I joke last night about you being Sally Albright. But you are Sally Albright from When Harry Met Sally. I mean, I'm you are easy going in the way that Sally Albright is easygoing. Ronnie Raviv 22:42 I think maybe not quite that heightened. But yeah, there's just there's no, there's certainly some truth to that for sure. No, I'm, I like a lot of things. Yeah. I also hate a lot of things. But I like a lot of things. And I'm sort of, you know, generally fairly open to whatever. Is there a certain way Leah Jones 23:01 you'll eat almost anywhere as long as you can order around the menu. Which is true. Ronnie Raviv 23:06 Yeah. Because you're a lot of picky eater. Bit of a super taster. Yeah, not an adventurous Well, no, that's not true. I Leah Jones 23:14 don't think that's fair. Ronnie Raviv 23:15 You know, I'm an I'm adventurous. I just picky. Leah Jones 23:18 You are adventurous. If you trust the chef. Yeah, that's true. Because we could just talk about, we can even just talk about great meals we've had together. Yeah, we've had some good ones. Yeah. Because Thai zoo and Tel Aviv last year. Yep. And OCD. Yep. Are both to where it was where? You would? I mean, they both places where they took our tastes seriously? Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 23:49 Yeah. We said what we liked and didn't like whatever and pointed them in a direction, right? And they said, Okay, trust us, and they delivered. Leah Jones 24:00 Yeah. So I think if the chef can't deliver at that level, you are less adventuresome. Right, for sure. Or you will amend the menu to make something better than they have on them. And yeah, Ronnie Raviv 24:13 well, I mean, I try not to be as annoying about it as Sally. I try to, I generally try to say, just eliminate these one or two things that I don't like. And also like if there's like a thing that I have to eliminate five things. I'm not going to get that thing, right. I'm gonna just get the thing like okay, I can have this like just take out the raw onions and avocado and I'm good. Yeah, you know, just like the things I don't like. I don't try to like have them do a concoction. Except for if there's mac and cheese on the menu and there's chili on the menu. That's a thing where things have to be put together. Yeah, because that's amazing. Chili Mac is the best thing ever. And I don't know why any restaurant that has chili and then has mac and cheese does not have Have a chili Mac. Yeah, option. It's silly. Leah Jones 25:03 Yes. I do think we have to get the purchase doesn't have Mac and mac and cheese right? Ronnie Raviv 25:09 I don't believe so they have an amazing chili. Chili was so good. Chili was so good, but I did not see mac and cheese. Yeah. Leah Jones 25:16 So we'll have to get it to go and then take and then go to the mac and cheese. Max. Yeah, yeah. Be like don't worry. We have purse chilly Ronnie Raviv 25:28 we got chilly to go. Leah Jones 25:30 Yeah. Um, I don't know, do you wanna talk about with CD? We could. Or something? Ronnie Raviv 25:37 Oh, no, I could. I could. I could throw this back on you. Okay. I mean, the name of the podcast is finding favorite. Yes. So find my favorite. What's my favorite? Leah Jones 25:51 Well, your favorite liquor right now is Mezcal. True? That is? Yes. It's Mezcal number is affirm. Number one. This Ronnie Raviv 26:01 girl is affirmed. Number one, but with a huge caveat. Like the bartender was mixologist. Whatever has to be Mezcal is pickier. It's harder to blend. Okay, well, so if I don't trust the bartender, I will fall back on tequila, which is easier to deal with. But if the bartender is really good in Moscow, they can do a better job. Leah Jones 26:29 Right. So the the Mezcal meal has been your go to cocktail this summer? Ronnie Raviv 26:37 Yes. If I again, if you trust them, trust them. Otherwise, I'll go with Mexico meal because that's a lot more right. Reliable, Leah Jones 26:46 yeah. But I don't know when that because not you were never really you're not really a Gen drinker? Because that's a little too aromatic. Yeah. But for a long time, it was like vodka or rum, but like tequila, I feel like is new on like, in the last five years has gone up your list? Ronnie Raviv 27:11 Well, I think it probably was, realistically, it was there longer than that. Maybe afraid. Like I figured, because I'm like, I don't love the taste of alcohol, like vodka is my thing. And I like you know, and if you go to a bar that doesn't have anything, like you go to a like, an event, right? And all you know, they had the most basic stuff, then I'll get a vodka cranberry, right, you know, splash soda and some wine. Ronnie Raviv 27:40 But if there's a place that and then for a while, I was like, oh, but if you have ginger beer, I'll do a Moscow Mule. Yeah. And then I discovered the Mexico mule. And that is so much better than the Moscow Mule. Right. And then I was also like, at that point, I was like, But wait, but also if there's a margarita, I will go for a margarita. Yeah. And it's like, well, maybe, you know, really the only vodka drink I like is the vodka cranberry. And I like the Mexico mule as my fallback, right? You know, my my go to and I like the the the margarita, right? Maybe, maybe tequila is my favorite. And so then I'm like, You know what, maybe I want to kill a guy and I didn't know and then like, and then I discovered the Moscow Mule. And I'm like, wow, that elevates the, the Mexico mule to a whole new level. But you go to a bar that doesn't know what they're doing a Moscow Mule is gonna be hit or miss. Yeah. Leah Jones 28:33 I also I mean, mezcal has come into its own in America in the last few years. So Ronnie Raviv 28:38 it's more popular. You it was there, there were times where you there are a lot of bars that still don't have it. Yeah. Leah Jones 28:44 And they also suspect as you and your friends as like all of our paychecks have changed. And our base level to Keela has changed in our houses. Like in the I think there's like grote, we're older. We're middle age now. So we're not getting like the cheapest tequila and none of your friends have the cheapest tequila in their house and and so like I also think there's something to be said for like access to better quality. Yeah, I Yeah, that's a killer you were introduced to at 21 You probably want to drink today. Ronnie Raviv 29:25 Maybe or maybe it's about the mixers the quality of the mix. Like ginger beer just really solves a lot of problems. Yeah, alcohols in general. But also think that vodka is a much, much more consistent thing. So you know, there's bad gin and bad tequila and certainly bad Moscow. Yeah, vodka. It might be mediocre you know, but But by the same ticket there's excellent tequila is an excellent Moscow's right and excellent gins. And there's not really an excellent vodka. Maybe there's a few I have a very Leah Jones 30:00 nice vodka right now. Ronnie Raviv 30:02 Exactly a very nice vodka. Leah Jones 30:04 It's a Polish. It's the buffalograss. Polish vodka. Ronnie Raviv 30:08 Very nice vodka. It's not an excellent vibe. But it can't be excellent because there's just not enough complexity there. Right? It's like the best vodkas are the ones that taste least like anything. Right? Like the bad vodkas are the ones that like tastes a little bit like gasoline and the ones that the excellent bikers are the ones that taste less like gasoline fare, whereas tequila has the complexity of the brown liquors that I don't like right without being the brown occurs and I don't like Leah Jones 30:34 right, because the brown look, error is not on my favorites. No. Ronnie Raviv 30:40 But it's not just a bitter there's it's just that gasoline, turpentine sort of alcohol it tastes Yeah. And I don't know there's the peatiness I don't know there's something the barrel. Yeah. Because I because journeyman, we're plugging so many should get. You should get all sorts of free stuff. Leah Jones 30:57 Oh, I don't link to all of it. And they they give me nothing. Yeah. But Ronnie Raviv 31:02 journeyman, in three oaks, Michigan. They have a white whiskey Leah Jones 31:10 that's aged in glass, Ronnie Raviv 31:13 or it's not aged. They distill the whiskey but then they don't agent in the barrel, maybe a moonshine? No, it's whiskey, right? But it just doesn't have that PD. Yeah. Woody, barely taste or whatever it is that I don't like about it. That makes an excellent mule. And they also have this drink called OCG. The old country goodness, it's like an apple cinnamon, nice cider that they do either straight up or is a frozen slushy. And it's really, really good. It's good. Yeah. So with a white whiskey, that's the only whiskey to drink. Unless it's like a really, really cool, complicated, right drink where the whiskey sort of really balanced out by other stuff. Like get at the aviary. Yeah, plug plug plug. Leah Jones 32:05 Right so that the aviary and like less so the violet hour or what's the one on Damon? Ronnie Raviv 32:16 Violet hours on Damon? Oh, what's Leah Jones 32:18 the other one on Damon? closer to me? Damon on LinkedIn. Victor or Victor Victor bar? Ronnie Raviv 32:24 Yeah. Just like the sticks. Used to be Yeah. Leah Jones 32:28 So you do you also have I would say also a favorite thing of yours is a well crafted complex, very Ronnie Raviv 32:35 well crafted. Interesting cocktail. Yes, I do like that. Yeah. Oh, sorry. Yeah. Yeah. Well crafted, interesting cocktail or fantastic. In Israel. Yeah. Or bellboy? Right? In Israel in Tel Aviv, Leah Jones 32:53 Imperial. Ronnie Raviv 32:55 Imperial was good. Like Ultra. Yep. also has very good cocktails. Leah Jones 33:04 Yeah, I do Ronnie Raviv 33:05 have one Barber has good cocktails. Yep. There's another place that has had really good cocktails. I can't remember. There's a lot of places with good cocktails. Yeah. Leah Jones 33:17 So I think that is I think, like if you're in a new city, not that you go to new cities often, right? No, I don't if you are returning to a city. So like my friend Dave. He uses hardrock cafes as like, an excuse to go to a city. He collects going to them just because it gives him a reason to put a city on his itinerary. Ronnie Raviv 33:41 In and of itself, that's a terrible excuse. But if it gets you to a new city, it gets you there. But it's terrible underlying excuses. Leah Jones 33:49 Check off boxes. Yeah, right. There's a list you can check out against the list. Okay. So that is not, you know, not implying it is. So if you are returning to a city you've been to before Tel Aviv, New York. Chicago, I think you will seek out a new interest. Like you will seek out a cocktail bar. Yeah. Something to do. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 34:16 I'm usually if I'm if I'm there on my own. No, that's not true. I'm usually there with somebody. Visiting somebody seeing somebody. Yeah. So I will get from them. What's the good? What's the good cocktail, right? So I went to business. I went on business to Copenhagen. And so I made sure that our business contacts told me where the good cocktail bar Leah Jones 34:39 right was. Yeah, yeah. So all right, so there I've already found Mezcal and fancy pants cocktail bar, Ronnie Raviv 34:51 Fancy Pants cocktail. Yes, girly drinks, girly, girly drinks. Leah Jones 34:56 I was just reading an article this morning about how sometimes men to freak out when they're served something in stemware and will like make the bartender put it in a rocks glass. Oh, my Ronnie Raviv 35:08 friend Bob hates coupe glass. Really? I don't like martini glasses because martini glasses are stupid. Because they spill everywhere. Right? But a coupe glass that doesn't spill as much as a little bit because it's up to the rim. Yeah, but no, my friend Bob hates Kool Aid. He like will reject cocktails if they come in. Like he's not if they come to him that he won't reject them. But he was like, sometimes if you if you remember his he'll say, Is that coming to coupe? Like, oh, and then I want it? Leah Jones 35:33 Yeah. I mean, I will sometimes say like, is it up or on the rocks? And I will often ask for something that's served up to be served on the rocks. Yeah. But that's because I love ice. Right? Yeah, that's a whole different thing. And not because I hate Well, it's I love ice. I will drink it way too fast and a coupe. Like if there's not ice in it. It's just might as well just be a shot. Right? So Ronnie Raviv 35:57 I don't know why I feel myself to ice. I do a good job of sipping when it's in the coupe glass. Yeah. Something about the coupe glass. Not that I love it or hate it and anything else but something about it always. Like if it's in a tall glass. I will down that like nobody's okay. Yeah, I'll go and like down. Yeah. Whereas in the coupe glass that's like, oh, it's like I can see the whole thing. And I can sort of take little, little dainty sips and none of Leah Jones 36:25 its hiding behind the ice. Right. Exactly. Exactly. And they're not served with a straw. Ronnie Raviv 36:30 Which I never use. I very rarely use. Yeah. Only if it's like, really, really like impossible. Like it's piled high with ice and other things like, like sticking out of the rim. Leah Jones 36:43 Like the so we had a drink at fantastique in Tel Aviv with Ronnie Raviv 36:48 Chuck flowers, electric flowers, look them up on Google, which are Leah Jones 36:53 I have smuggled them home. They're in my purse. Ronnie Raviv 36:57 They're crazy. Yeah. It's just this little. It's like It's like almost I don't know how to describe it. It's Leah Jones 37:07 not quite a thistle. Yeah, because it doesn't. It doesn't poke you hurt, right? It's kind of like Ronnie Raviv 37:15 it's like the dandelions like the inside of the puffball. Dandelion. Yeah, before it's opened. No, after after it's open. When you've blown all the puffs off. It's like the round ball. It's a little bit bigger. And it's a little bit fuzzy, Leah Jones 37:28 right? Oh, you know, it's kind of like a pussy willow. Like the Yeah, Ronnie Raviv 37:34 but yellow. Yeah. And you bite into it just a teeny tiny little, tiniest, tiniest amount. It's bitter, and it's not great. And it doesn't taste good. But you just the tiniest amount just a little tiny nibble, like Alison Wonderland noodling on, nibbling on it and mushroom, just the tiniest little nibble. And then for the next, depending on how big the nibble was. 1015 minutes. Your tongue feels like it's constantly licking a nine volt battery. And as you drink something, it enhances that. Yes. And it's really, really interesting and cool and different and bizarre. Yeah. And unpleasant and pleasant at the same time. Leah Jones 38:18 I think you have been telling me about it for like four years. Ronnie Raviv 38:21 Yeah. And you and you still didn't quite picture it in your head. Leah Jones 38:25 No. Even in my mouth. I did not. It was so in SAM. It was you are as giddy right now as you were in the moment. So wonderful Ronnie Raviv 38:35 to see. For the look of a horror and shock on your face of like, what is this? What am I done? What is happening to my insides in my face right now? It was so awesome. Leah Jones 38:49 It was so weird. Yeah. And then it was right like a tequila based drink with a lot of ice. Yeah, a lot of drama. Oh, yeah. Ronnie Raviv 38:57 There was a plan sticking thorns. I'm all sorts of stuff. It was. Yeah. I think the drink was called like, dangerous. Something deep something like danger in the world in the name, Leah Jones 39:06 right. But it was very, it was it was very fun. Ronnie Raviv 39:12 Yeah, yeah. It was really, really tasty drink, too. Yeah. Leah Jones 39:18 I think that was the I think you did a better job or I got whatever. Oh, might have a good and plenty, isn't it? Ronnie Raviv 39:25 Well, yeah. Because you wanted something that tasted like licorice. Leah Jones 39:29 Yeah, but it was such a literal interpretation of tastes like licorice. It was was good. And plenty is melting in the bottom of a whiskey drink Ronnie Raviv 39:37 with some bitters that you could inject with? Yeah, syringe? Yeah. Leah Jones 39:42 It was dramatic and creative, but not delicious, right. I mean, it was fine. Yeah, it was but I'll never order it again. Ronnie Raviv 39:50 No. My drink was better. But honestly, the best drink was the one that we went with the electric flower. Yeah. Leah Jones 39:59 Was very funny. It Ronnie Raviv 40:00 was just for the gimmick would be fine. But it was not just a gimmick. It was a really, really good drink. Right. Really well balanced with the gimmick. Yes. Leah Jones 40:06 Yeah. So that was that's That was great. And I had gone to loutra earlier in the weekend in Tel Aviv and had some very nice cocktails to I don't remember what they were. Because it was all tequila. Yeah. And Ronnie Raviv 40:24 very few Mexican restaurants in Israel. Yeah. A little surprising. Yeah, but I mean, just from like, the palate like you would think like spicy foods and right. Cilantro. Yeah. It's like all these things. Oh, yeah, it's all rice. You'd think that it would be really popular in Israel and for some reason. There aren't that many of them Leah Jones 40:50 for many years. When I would like check a huge bag instead of checking a small bag or three Ronnie Raviv 40:57 small bag, three medium sized. Leah Jones 41:01 Um, and I would take like my friend David, when a trash bags like Benji and tall Tali both wanted like, El Paso taco seasoning. Like my friends were like, bring me like envelopes of taco seasoning. And American trash bags. And American toothpaste. And aspirin. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 41:24 And then what would you bring back? Israeli ketchup? And my friend who is a modern Orthodox would ask me for Doritos, because Oh, because they're kosher isn't Israel. They're kosher. Leah Jones 41:39 I I remember, early trip bringing you back like olives. Ronnie Raviv 41:44 Yes, you brought? Yeah, but now you can get them. Yeah. I still have those olives and pickles because they were the wrong ones. They're the cracked olives that are bitter, as opposed to the sort of the more the Arabic olives that are bitter as opposed to the kibbutz olives that I like, and it was the the cucumbers in vinegar instead of in Brian. Leah Jones 42:11 I still I still have entries been at minimum 10 years that I gave you those possibly longer Ronnie Raviv 42:20 I think more like eight but yes, it's been a while. During the probably not. They're not. I'm moving in six weeks or so. Leah Jones 42:28 Yeah, I will sneak in and take them and throw them out for you. You're not moving them? Ronnie Raviv 42:36 Probably not. But it's against my religion to throw food away. Leah Jones 42:40 I understand. I understand that. Ronnie Raviv 42:42 I know. I know. It's possible I gave the olives to my mom because she does like those correct olives. Yeah, but none of us like the pickles and vinegar. Brian, Leah Jones 42:52 it's also sweet of you to wait eight years to tell me that I brought you the wrong thing. Ronnie Raviv 42:57 No. It was like it was so sweet of a gesture I'm not gonna I didn't have the heart to tell you know, beggars can be choosers I don't like the free thing you got me. Leah Jones 43:09 Um, when my nephews were of a certain age, which is much younger than they are now I would bring back I would go to the shuk and Jerusalem and buy like all of the fake Kinder eggs like I would go to the Kinder Egg store that had like all the off brand unlicensed Kinder eggs Ronnie Raviv 43:30 because they were legal here for a while. They're still Leah Jones 43:31 illegal here. Ronnie Raviv 43:32 I thought they weren't I thought they just thought they figured out how to because now you can buy it now they just buy them but they suck. Right because they don't have because they they've been protected for the litigious American mark. Yes. Leah Jones 43:43 So there were times when I would like have an entire layer of Kinder eggs and bootleg Kinder eggs for the kids of Leroy, Illinois, for the O'Briens and the DeVivo is to have like a Kinder Egg Unboxing party at my sister's house. Nice. Yeah. Leah Jones 44:12 Okay, other favorite things of yours. You consume a lot of TV for someone who is not a TV critic. Ronnie Raviv 44:21 Right? I do. I used to consume a lot more admittedly. I consume less nowadays. Yeah, still consume a lot. Leah Jones 44:28 Right? For sure. When we met you had three VCRs. Correct. Ronnie Raviv 44:32 And then you worked on a client on the TiVo account and the TiVo account. And so I got a TiVo that can record six things at once. Yeah. Which I still have. Yeah. Actually, no, between those I had a DVR I had like a I had a Windows Media DVR that could record four things at once. Yeah, but the hard drives kept going out. Yeah. And then I got the TiVo. I have that to this day. But now I'm not going to have cable in my new place. Right? So I'm gonna have to figure out what's going on with that whole new era. It's a whole new era. Yeah. Because YouTube TV isn't going to quite do it for me, but I'm not sure that ATT DirecTV is going to do it for me, but like, I can get you like I can get internet for sort of free because the building has internet, but I don't know if it's reliable enough, and it won't have the 18 T. Like, I'd have to pay extra. So do I want to pay the extra it's a whole big thing that I have to Leah Jones 45:30 sort of figure out it's, it's going to be a major lifestyle, it is going to be a major lifestyle change. But how what is your origin story with TV? Like, how did you become? When did you go from one to two to three visa like when I've only ever known you as someone with a huge queue of TV to watch, but I don't know why you watch so much TV. Ronnie Raviv 45:56 I don't either. Um, because it's good escapism, I always like watching TV. Like I had a TV, I got it, I got a small little TV. Like, I don't know, like a 13 inch TV or something for my Bar Mitzvah that I had in my room. So I'd watch TV there sometimes. And then I took that to college, and then we would watch Whose Line Is It Anyway, like we'd all crammed right, and we didn't have cable, freshman and sophomore year. So I would like take speaker wire and toss them out the window, click attach to the rabbit ears in hopes of getting a decent signal on. Because that's how old we are Lea. And so yeah, so I was watched that and then and then I guess maybe after college I started recording things on on the VCR so I wouldn't like because, you know, I'm I have friends who will not have plans because they want to go do something they want to watch TV or something. So I would like record whatever because why not? And so maybe a little bit after college that started but then it really was in earnest it during business school. That's when I collected sort of like a second and maybe even my third DVR. VCR. Yeah. In business school. So I could record things but not miss out on social occasion. Right. And also, there's an additional advantage of that is because if there's an hour long show that you record, you can zip through the commercials and watch it in 45 minutes very efficient. So yeah, so I think it's, I'm all about if you if I had to pick a favorite thing would be efficiency. That's which is really the polite way of saying lazy. But yeah, so it was really the efficient thing to do. Leah Jones 47:50 Right. And when and when, like comedy so much of it wasn't right. Yeah. I mean, classes might have been during the day, but like so much of comedy was Yeah, evenings and yeah, Ronnie Raviv 48:01 so I wouldn't be never home but I wouldn't want to I wouldn't want to miss out on things. Like you know, I'm, I'm a very much a homebody, right and need an inordinate amount of me time, right? I don't like having plans day after night after night after night after night after night. Right? Even if I'm enjoying all those plans it just like I get stir crazy. I need my time. But I don't want to be the kind of person who misses out on plans with friends. Because Oh, no, I have to watch this at home. Right? That's I feel like, you know, that's You can be addicted to the thing, but not make it ruin your life. Right. So, yeah, so I just like started recording anything that was vaguely interesting. And I would watch it. Yeah. And my bar for vaguely interesting is pretty low. Right? Leah Jones 48:51 It's not reality. No, I Ronnie Raviv 48:52 don't I don't do reality TV. And I don't like shows about unpleasant people making bad decisions. Leah Jones 49:02 It's a madman. Ronnie Raviv 49:03 Yeah. Madman Breaking Bad. I watched a few episodes and like, succession. Haven't you watched that? Yes. Like at this point, I kind of know, oh, this is a show about shitty people making bad decisions, right? I'm not gonna like it. Because if it's a good person making bad decisions, okay, if it's a shitty person making good decisions, like an antihero kind of a thing. You know, like a Dexter or whatever, fine. But if it's like a crappy person who's making bad decisions and gets in trouble for their bad decisions, like I'm not gonna root for them to get out of trouble. Like you just you do this yourself. Yeah. Why do I care if you get out of it? Leah Jones 49:38 That's how I felt. I feel like I watched the pilot of girls. The TV show it was on HBO. Lena Dunham. Yeah. Adam Driver. Yeah. And I think I watched the pilot and I was like, Oh, I agree with the parents. This show is not for me because I think the parents should be kind Putting her off. And then I think that was like one of like five episodes of the whole series that I ever watched because I was like, No, I think I think she should be cut off and have to like, figure it out a little bit better. Yeah, I Ronnie Raviv 50:13 think that was on during the years that I didn't have HBO. Yeah. Because I had HBO for many years while I was, you know, when I first moved into my apartment, because for some reason, the cable company screwed up and it wasn't scrambled. Great. So I had free HBO and Showtime and then one day they caught on and they re scramble them and it's not like I could pick up the phone and call them and say Hey, how come he scrambled the free Why am I free cable that I'm not taking away? Yeah, so I you know, watch the first several seasons of sopranos and the first couple seasons of Kirby enthusiasm, and then I lost HBO so then I didn't watch those shows anymore. Well, sopranos Leah Jones 50:51 was on Sunday nights right before the tequila Roadhouse. Open Mic. So sometimes people would watch it at kill Roadhouse in the front and the bar and then go to the back for the open mic. Yeah, maybe I recorded it. Yeah. Right. You're gonna have to find a whole new system. Ronnie Raviv 51:10 Yeah, well now so they all it's streaming DVR, so you could just have hit it, but from what I read, they're not good about time shifting. Yeah, like in my current on the on the TiVo, I can say, okay, record this show, like when it supposed to be but then keep recording for another, you know, three, five minutes, another hour and a half. Like if there's a baseball game on before a football game before? And they're gonna like start it late. I can just keep recording. Yeah. But now with these online, these these streaming DVRs. You have to sort of set to record the show after it because he can't like extend the show. They don't know well enough, and but you might be able to go back and I don't know. It's a whole complicated thing. Yeah. I'm gonna have to figure out yeah. So yeah, TV is sort of a favorite. Yeah. But again, okay. I have a lot of things I like but none of these are my favorites. The the cocktails is probably the closest Yeah, but like people ask me, oh, what's your favorite show? If you watch too much TV? I don't have a favorite show. Just like I watch a lot of shows. Yeah, I don't favorite. Yeah, efficiently. I don't have a favorite though. Yeah. I have a bunch that I like. So I like more or less, where I'd be hard pressed to even say what those are. Yeah. I also like with books, I watch a TV show or a movie or a book. And I get the good feeling of it in the moment. And I appreciate it. I enjoy it in the moment, but then asked me what it was about. Right. When I'll have a tough time. Yeah. I just like it goes out of my head. I'm like, Oh, I remember I liked that book. What's it about? I don't know. What happens and I don't know. I just remember that it came away thinking it was a great book. Leah Jones 52:49 Do you ever come away thinking it's a bad book? Yeah. Okay. Ronnie Raviv 52:54 But I'll still read it. i There's only there's only, I think, two books on my list that I have started and not finished. Which are Moby Dick. And gravity's rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. Which is weird, because there was a time period where I was when every book I was really enjoying and reading. Everyone was describing it as pinching ask. And I'm like, well, it's weird that the one book that I didn't finish is by Thomas Pynchon. But all these bitchiness, yes. I liked Leah Jones 53:30 I thought you were gonna say Moby Jack, either because you have told me before or because in the airfare she is sentence to live until she finishes the most boring book in the world. Ronnie Raviv 53:46 Book airfare and I don't remember. I have no, Leah Jones 53:49 not in airfare. It's it's further along in the series. Ronnie Raviv 53:53 I've read the whole series, and I have no recollection of what you're saying. This is what I'm talking about. Right. No recollection of these things? Leah Jones 53:58 Yeah. It is. It's one of my top topics I recommend to people. Ronnie Raviv 54:06 It's a good it's a good series of books. Yeah, sure. Leah Jones 54:08 Especially if people are readers. You're rewarded for being a lifelong reader. Yeah. And in his books, yeah. Ronnie Raviv 54:16 And there's good wordplay. And there's just clever. Yeah, yeah, it's good stuff. Yeah, Jasper Ford is very good. Yeah, I'm very much looking forward to eventually reading the sequel to my favorite book of his the great. The shades of grey shades of grey. Yeah. Not to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey, right. Shades of Grey is an awesome book. Again, don't ask me what it's about because I don't remember. I just remember thinking it was an awesome book. Let me tell you what I know. I know. It's I vaguely know it's like some people can't see certain colors, but some people can see certain colors, but not all of them. But then some people can like the more of the spectrum we can see. I don't remember what it signifies. But I just remember there are people who can like see greens and People can see reds. And there's like, sort of, but I don't really remember anything beyond that. Leah Jones 55:04 The it's the caste system is based on how much how colorblind, you are right with the people with the best cut the best vision at the top, and the most limited vision or at the bottom. Ronnie Raviv 55:18 But even the best limit, even the best vision, it's like, you only see one spectrum of colors, Leah Jones 55:23 right? And it's a coming of age story because of the age 16. You take the test, right? You're allowed to live without a caste until you're 16 or whatever. And then you take the test. And it is is the protagonist, I believe is realizing that if his parents are who his parents are supposed to be, he should not be able to see what he can see. Right. So they his mom stepped out to get his to get the kid better vision of a chance of a better future. You don't remember any of that that Ronnie Raviv 56:06 part? I don't remember. Yeah, no. No, I like read the book I enjoyed in the moment. And then I just come away with a good feeling. Leah Jones 56:14 Yeah. No, I'm excited for the sequel to Yeah, yeah. Ronnie Raviv 56:20 Yeah, it was really? Yeah. Because for a long time, it looked like he wasn't gonna do the sequel because it didn't sell that well, even though it's his best book, like by far. Yeah, the goal is because all of his books are good. But that one is the best book by far. Leah Jones 56:32 I think I've heard about him a lot during this current war in Ukraine. Why is that? Because a detail you don't remember from the era fair, right, is that the Crimea, the Crimean War has been ongoing for 20 years. Okay. Everybody in the UK eventually fights in the Crimean War, and it's unending. Ronnie Raviv 56:54 Yeah. I bet you remember something about the Crimean War? Yeah. Leah Jones 56:58 And so when it when it was annexed ahead of the war, a couple years ago, I was like, this Jasper Ford, like, actually, psychic, because it was like that. There was something wild that happened with Amazon and Kindles and like the deleting of content. And, you know, you don't really own your digital content. And so it was like Crimea, digital content going away, and something else and I was just like, what is Jasper Ford on? Like, how can he, as a futurist, and a science fiction writer have such a clear vision of where things are going, Ronnie Raviv 57:43 especially since it was written in such an almost absurdist fantastical way? Like nothing here is even remotely close to reality, right? Leah Jones 57:52 Yeah, I forget what your airfare is from. Ronnie Raviv 57:59 The 80s? Maybe? Oh, no. Like when it was published, or when published? Oh, like takes place in like, what feels like the 80s? Yeah. But I think it was, yeah, I Leah Jones 58:09 think I'm looking at my early aughts. I'm looking at my bookshelves as if it's there as if I haven't loaned it out for the 50th time, right. I've given it to so many people. Ronnie Raviv 58:19 I mean, I can Oh, takes place in alternative 1985. Right. Publishing 2001 According to Google, July 19 2001. So So pre 911, but Leah Jones 58:34 yeah, a pre Kindle. Ronnie Raviv 58:38 Yeah. You know, yep. Leah Jones 58:42 Amazon was only Amazon existed. But barely, barely. And only for books. Yeah. Yeah. All right. Cocktails, efficient TV watching. chicken potpie. That doesn't exist anymore. Right. Trustworthy chefs. Yeah. So which dinner do you think was better? tysew or OCD, OCD by far? Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 59:09 I mean, he was great. But OCD was amazing. Yeah. OCD was some of the best food I've ever read. Leah Jones 59:13 I was so nervous. I got so anxious that week, leading up to it that we oversold that we had oversold it. Ronnie Raviv 59:22 No, no, no, no, I wasn't nervous about that. I knew no matter what it was going to be good and fun and an experience and interesting. Yeah. And what was all those things, but it also was delicious. Yeah. Leah Jones 59:34 It was it was just a remarkable. Yeah. And every bite with one exception was phenomenal. For me. There was just that one salad. That was a little too sour. The chard? The chard, lettuce, chard greens. Yeah. And like the lemon sauce. Ronnie Raviv 59:55 Oh, yeah. You have you have a thing with sour right now. Leah Jones 59:58 Yeah, yeah. I made a face. I made a face when I tried it and I saw the staff see me make the face. And I was like, Oh, it was like unintentional, right? Because everything had been so perfect. Yeah. And even that one I appreciated but like just my Ronnie Raviv 1:00:16 I'm just off, ya know, just hit your jaw. Yeah, sour in the sour spot. Leah Jones 1:00:20 I mean hard in the sour spot. I still am thinking about the the freeze dried parfait the cloud? Oh, yeah. Ronnie Raviv 1:00:30 Which you would think that the top layer of it would be the melty part would be the melt in your mouth part. And the bottom layer would be sort of like the, but it was the opposite for me. Like the bottom layer was the stuff that melted and disappeared in your mouth like candy. Almost. It wasn't. And the top layer was sort of like it crunched down like those like, green plant. You know, the green Styrofoam look really thick. Yeah, Styrofoam stuff. Leah Jones 1:00:57 I know. You're talking about floral, floral Styrofoam. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 1:01:01 Yeah, so it was like it's sort of that just got dense. So I would, I was expecting that top layer to just melt away like cotton candy. But it got dense. Yeah, and really good. And the bottom stuff, which was like more ice creamy sort of that. I figured it was going to just be like sort of become liquid and it just sort of disappeared. I don't know how Yeah, that was that was really good. Leah Jones 1:01:22 Yeah. And then like cuz it started with like, that was like a celery. Grenada. Yeah, it was wild. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 1:01:30 And the creme brulee that mean made out of potatoes. Yes. With like little potato chips on it like yeah, like shoestring potatoes, but sweet. Yeah, that was and what was the ice cream with that? Leah Jones 1:01:45 It wasn't it was non dairy. I think it was salted like a salted caramel maybe. Ronnie Raviv 1:01:50 I feel like it was also something that was savory. Yeah. Like a savory like some of you would expect to be savory but they made it a sweet Yeah, ice cream. Yeah, potatoes, but like some like not potato ice cream. But like some other kinds of something like turnips. Yeah, like something. Yeah. Leah Jones 1:02:08 And now they've already changed. We were we went for the smoke and fire menu. They're already on a new menu. And it's like, Ronnie Raviv 1:02:22 yeah, we have to we have to go back. Right. So good. It was so good. Leah Jones 1:02:25 I think Thai zoo because it was so I think Thai zoo is what unlocked for us. Like, we can have a nice time if we don't have plans. Yeah. So Thai zoo was like a friend of your cousin's got us a last minute reservation. It's hard. it hard to get reservation but not impossible. Like OCD, right? We went a year ago. And it was they interviewed us at the beginning of the meal. And we were like, Yeah, take it away. Like what they ordered for us. Yeah. And my only the only thing I told them about me was like they serve like whole fish like racinos like whole fish. And I was like, I don't face. I can't deal with a face. I'm already embarrassed thinking about how to eat that in public. Right. So like, I don't want the full fish. But other than that, like, I'll try anything. Yeah. And that was such an amazing dinner because it was just like, didn't know it. We didn't know what we were gonna do. Yeah, Ronnie Raviv 1:03:29 we didn't know what to expect. Yeah. Yeah, we were very good at the sponge. We've had incredible luck with the spontaneous. Yeah. dinners in the last few months. Yeah, for sure. Yeah, like your birthday was awesome. Leah Jones 1:03:44 We couldn't if we had planned if we had made all those reservations, it wouldn't have worked. Ronnie Raviv 1:03:48 No, we couldn't have planned that. Yeah, the one thing we did plan like we did plan Yes. But we just decided to skip it at the last minute. Yeah. And go completely plan LIS Yeah. To like the most the busiest part of town for like restaurants like where you can't get reservations for anything. No. And we just went to four different places all without reservations. And ended up being we just went from place to place to place all within like a block and a half. Yeah. Leah Jones 1:04:21 Because that's all I could do at the time right? Yeah, blind barber for drinks. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 1:04:28 And then Duck Duck go duck duck go for a last minute dinner right Open Table reservation Yeah, yeah, that Leah Jones 1:04:34 we did make a reservation but then like literally just walked across the street. Two minutes later. Yeah, we looked Ronnie Raviv 1:04:39 looked like oh, look, they have a table. It's 15 it's six. Let's go. Yeah, we put our name down. Yep. Went Leah Jones 1:04:46 and then and before every stop. We've went to aviary and tried to get an aviary Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 1:04:54 So tried to start the evening at aviary. We were denied because it was closed for private event. Yeah. So We went to get drinks at blind Barber. Yeah. And we went to dinner. Then we tried to go back to a beer. Yeah. And we're denied again. So then we went to to get dessert. Leah Jones 1:05:08 And we said, where would you go for dessert? And they told us about rosemary. This Croatian restaurant. Yeah. It's like what do you have now been for dinner? And I have not been Yeah, Ronnie Raviv 1:05:15 it is. Really good. Yeah. Leah Jones 1:05:20 So then we just like so rosemary, also very hard to get a table at Ronnie Raviv 1:05:24 like I've looked. Yeah. And I might, it's not an easy get. Leah Jones 1:05:28 But we just waltz in. And they Ronnie Raviv 1:05:30 sat us like, at the kitchen. Yeah. Like, at the counter at the kitchen. We were the only ones and yeah, had dessert there. Leah Jones 1:05:38 So we have like three, we ordered two. And they brought us a third because it's my birthday. Yeah. So we had these amazing desserts there. Ronnie Raviv 1:05:45 And as soon as they pop them down, we get a text from the aviary saying okay, you can come over Yeah, so we just download desserts and went wander over the aviary and had a nightcap there. Yes. A really good evening. Leah Jones 1:05:57 It was a fun night. Yeah. Yeah, so we've had good luck and we had good the night before your birthday party. We went to Frasca. Ronnie Raviv 1:06:06 Yeah, fresca, fresca. Braska fresco Frasca? Yeah Leah Jones 1:06:10 oh my god, we ordered so much food we Ronnie Raviv 1:06:12 ordered so much. Leah Jones 1:06:16 Delicious. Got it got a table right before it started to rain again. Right before everybody from the patio had to come inside. Yeah. Tremendous luck. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 1:06:28 A few other like one or two other places to that we just lucked out on. Leah Jones 1:06:32 Yeah, like we went to Tango sore after we saw Oh, yeah. Heimer. Yeah. Ronnie Raviv 1:06:35 And that's like, yeah, we're just like, hey, let's walk towards your car, and then maybe go drive somewhere. It's like, oh, or we could go into here, right. Oh, and then. Oh, and a few months before that we had we went to Barbara Roma. Yes. Where my friend is my friend's husband is the headshot. And so we went there and just like got a table there. Also not a particularly easy get that's pretty popular place. Leah Jones 1:07:01 Because it was a day after Ronnie Raviv
The Denver Nuggets won the NBA Championship on June 12, 2023. The cameras caught Assistant Coach Popeye Jones hugging Finals MVP Nikola Jokic afterward and saying, “Hey! Thank you! Thank you!” In this episode, we sit down with Popeye to not only discuss what he was thinking at that moment but also take a trip down memory lane to where it all started in Dresden, Tennessee. He discusses fatherhood, what it's like to raise sons with a passion for a different sport, and how he sat them up for success as professional athletes. In 2007, Ronald “Popeye” Jones was inducted into the Murray State University Hall of Fame. His jersey No. 54 is retired at MSU and hangs in the CFSB Center's rafters.
Beard Laws and the Boys are back and we have a lot going on in this episode including the story everyone is talking about Lizzo and her banana problems. Yuban claims it is a big PotASSium problem. Beard Laws and Yuban also find out Popeye the Sailorman was a real person!Wait did you miss last week's episode? Go Check it out. For real check it out it was a good one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xDPodr8cd4Shoutout to our friend of the show Draft Top. Proudly made in the USA, DRAFT TOP® is the ultimate bar tool designed to safely remove and LIFT off the top of almost any beverage can, so you can actually enjoy what you are drinking! Go get your Draft Top - https://drafttop.kckb.st/beardlawsCheck out the Beyond the Box Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5y6AloTBWFTahWPv4S6GLC?si=25cc7b67bbc74c7cTonight Beard Laws and the Boys are back at it like that old smelly regular at your favorite bar who's there no matter what is happening. Except we only hang out with you on Thursday. Keep an eye out for the Beard Laws YouTube Community Poll. https://www.youtube.com/@BeardLaws/communityBeard Laws and the Boys can't thank you all for all you do and for watching us. We thank you from the bottom of our beards.The Beard Laws Show is a show that is released every Thursday even on major holidays. We are that dumb, I mean dedicated to providingyou a free laugh every single Thursday. The Beard Laws Podcast/Live Show is a show where Beard Laws, Toby (theycallmetoby2/tobynangel), Brandon J McDermott, Yuban Whakinov, Logan, Richie, Producer Zac, and special guests have free-flowing conversations as if they were sitting around a bonfire having a beer or 7. As if they were sitting at their favorite dive bar chatting about whatever pops into their brains. Sometimes it's serious, sometimes it's heated, but every time it's fun and you will laugh atleast once during the show. We follow the same rules as bar rules, wenever talk about politics, religion, or race.This podcast is part of the Deluxe Edition Network. To find other podcasts like ours but probably better check out their website https://www.deluxeeditionnetwork.com/Did you know that the boys have merch?Beard Laws Merch - https://beardlaws.com/shopToby's Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/tobysarmyBrandon J McDermott - https://www.brandonjmcdermott.com/shopBeard Laws Podcast Tee - https://beardlaws.com/product/beard-laws-podcast-tee/Support our friends of the show (if you want) Copper Johns Beard Company: https://lddy.no/1c3fvGenessee Brewery - https://www.geneseebeer.com/Deluxe Edition Network - https://www.deluxeeditionnetwork.com/Cult Coffee - https://cult.coffee/Popdarts - https://popdartsgame.com/?ref=beardlawsMustache Mate - https://mustachemate.com/Black Beard Fire - https://blackbeardfire.com/beardlawsDraft Top - https://drafttop.kckb.st/beardlawsBones Coffee (Code BEARDLAWS10) - https://www.bonescoffee.com/?rfsn=7305147.32f459United Sauces - https://unitedsauces.comPast Ball Podcast - https://beacons.ai/pastballThat One Story Podcast - https://anchor.fm/that-one-storyThe Weekly Tall Talk Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/0KF9TCFFGaWivD0B0Kcwlj?si=a348c2949e7447bffYore Town Podcast - https://beacons.ai/yoretownBrio 4 Life - https://bit.ly/3QDvoCeSolo Stove - https://www.solostove.com/en-us?rfsn=...Findlay Hats (Code BEARDLAWS) - https://www.findlayhats.com/Frost Buddy - https://snwbl.io/frost-buddy/MATT57465Toby's Army YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TobysArmyBeyond The Box Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5y6AloTBWFTahWPv4S6GLC?si=25cc7b67bbc74c7c Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/beard-laws-podcast-1. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How much will a viewer tolerate? What if you took away all the quick and easy ways in which movies dole out information? What if you made the hero less-than-wholly-admirable and the villain less-than-wholly-terrible? Would audiences still come along for the ride in that brown Le Mans with Popeye Doyle as he tries to catch the sniper who missed him? William Friedkin bet that they would--and won. Join us for a conversation about The French Connection, the classic 1971 police procedural. Topics include the chase, of course, but also the ways in which Popeye Doyle is not Dirty Harry, how the film's perfect structure allows the viewers to go through a process along with the detectives, and how Popeye resembles a great literary figure from a novel that also ends in a thrilling chase. William Friedkin's memoir, The Friedkin Connection, is an engaging read and includes much about the making of The French Connection. Robin Moore's original book that inspired the film—which Friedkin claimed to never have finished reading—can be found here. Follow us on Twitter or Letterboxd. Incredible bumper music by John Deley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/film
How much will a viewer tolerate? What if you took away all the quick and easy ways in which movies dole out information? What if you made the hero less-than-wholly-admirable and the villain less-than-wholly-terrible? Would audiences still come along for the ride in that brown Le Mans with Popeye Doyle as he tries to catch the sniper who missed him? William Friedkin bet that they would--and won. Join us for a conversation about The French Connection, the classic 1971 police procedural. Topics include the chase, of course, but also the ways in which Popeye Doyle is not Dirty Harry, how the film's perfect structure allows the viewers to go through a process along with the detectives, and how Popeye resembles a great literary figure from a novel that also ends in a thrilling chase. William Friedkin's memoir, The Friedkin Connection, is an engaging read and includes much about the making of The French Connection. Robin Moore's original book that inspired the film—which Friedkin claimed to never have finished reading—can be found here. Follow us on Twitter or Letterboxd. Incredible bumper music by John Deley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How much will a viewer tolerate? What if you took away all the quick and easy ways in which movies dole out information? What if you made the hero less-than-wholly-admirable and the villain less-than-wholly-terrible? Would audiences still come along for the ride in that brown Le Mans with Popeye Doyle as he tries to catch the sniper who missed him? William Friedkin bet that they would--and won. Join us for a conversation about The French Connection, the classic 1971 police procedural. Topics include the chase, of course, but also the ways in which Popeye Doyle is not Dirty Harry, how the film's perfect structure allows the viewers to go through a process along with the detectives, and how Popeye resembles a great literary figure from a novel that also ends in a thrilling chase. William Friedkin's memoir, The Friedkin Connection, is an engaging read and includes much about the making of The French Connection. Robin Moore's original book that inspired the film—which Friedkin claimed to never have finished reading—can be found here. Follow us on Twitter or Letterboxd. Incredible bumper music by John Deley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
The season finale to end all season finales! Rex: doesn't know how live recordings work. Popeye: literally a sailor-man in rehab. Dday: VINDICATED. A Very Burning Wedding. Atticus teaches. NVO v. DPW. The Department of the Wandering Cheeseburger Club. Turnaround is difficult. Coolwhip shitshows. Fancyfoot just got here again. Hardcore Animalia. Makin' art; tryin' to do something cool. Auto shop assets. Ranchers Anonymous. Fam is year three. Haboob '17. Risk aversion & job done. All our burn is belong with friends. Dday is whatever. That fucking cooler. That mug, tho. Colors. The opinions of "Fuck Steely Dan" are not the express opinions of this entire podcast, but still. Shapes. The labor movement. Misunderstanding the whole deal. Don Ross paints everything. Camp Burner Brown. Gate: just as good as DPW. Donate wood to the burn gardens. Playa moments. Dispatch: a series of traumatic events for Bite Size. MUSIC: Coywolf, "Ludwig" https://coywolfsound.bandcamp.com/
Olympic steeplechaser Valerie Constien talks about her recovery from tearing her ACL, signing with Nike, Popeye's biscuits, Waffle House and the importance of fast-food, her YouTube Channel (everyone follow it @valerieconstien8711 ) her new car and why she loves it, why she's still having fun in the sport and more! The Brave Like Gabe 5k is quickly approaching, but it's not too late to sign up! Use the code LACTICACID for a discount on the race registration. Be sure to register for the race here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MN/SaintPaul/BraveLikeGabe5K Click here for Lactic Acid's social media pages and more: https://linktr.ee/lacticacidpodcast Lactic Acid is partnered with TrackBarn! Be sure to visit the website at https://trackbarn.com and use the code LACTICACID10 at the checkout for 10% off of your order. Follow along on RunnersWorld: https://www.runnersworld.com/author/2... Follow along on FanHub: https://fanhubtf.com Be sure to follow Lactic Acid on the following platforms: YouTube: Lactic Acid Podcast with Dominique Smith Twitter: Lacticacid_pod Instagram: Lacticacidpodcast TikTok: Lacticacid_podcast For any current or aspiring runners looking for elite coaching, USATF certified coach Larry Lopez is your guy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Subscribe to one of the best newsletters in the track and field world, Fast Women: https://fast-women.org/subscribe/ For those who are interested in playing Taylor Swift jeopardy: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/2022-12…
From P.F Chang's to Popeye's, Steak Talk undergoes an order odyssey through the world of American dining chains. Steak hates cheese on burgers, Liz hates cold crustaceans, and Jason overuses the words ‘crazy' and ‘wild.' JOIN THE PATREON FOR BONUS EPS: https://www.patreon.com/SteakTalkPod YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQwgkTThbYD2WLhPwqmmSQ Steak: https://www.instagram.com/instasteak Liz: https://www.instagram.com/rude_liz
Welcome back dear friends! We're back and keeping the family fun on the agenda this week. Our selection, pairing nicely with canned spinach, is none other than the infamous Robert Altman production: Popeye. This Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall-led musical is well noted for a variety of reasons. This week, we take a look to see if it is as bad as its reputation says or if it's worth saving from the riptide. We talk veggie propaganda, parentings, and more as we analyze Popeye. Tune in now! TIMESTAMPS 00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis 04:47 - Quick Popeye Reviews 19:09 - Expanding the Syllabus 34:18 - Analysis 50:24 - Shelf or Trash 51:34 - Wrap Up and Next Week's Film
Beave and Len discuss Len's newest bracket, which asks Facebook users to vote on their very favorite fast food items of all time. Culver's or Popeye's? Big Mac or Whopper? McDonald's Fries or Arby's Curly Fries? Chik-Fil-A or not? The controversy and interest is already brimming over the latest bracket and we break it down in great detail. What would be your top seeds? What is your dark horse to win it all? Is Starbucks fast food? These are the questions we answer, and much more! Tune in.
Download Episode 893 – We’ve got the full PartyCast crew back together for one more ride and onions are the devil.The show kicks off with the PartyCast lineup of Tim Ekkebus, Brooke Poole, Chris Taylor, Pernell Vaughan, and Aki all on hand to chat about Fast Food this week. Why? I don’t know. We cover McDonald’s, Burger King, Rally’s, Popeye’s, Hardees, Whataburger, and some bigger burger places like Red Robin too. I also discuss how onions are gross and people who like them are wrong. Plus reviews!0:00 - Intro/Food Talk17:58 - Disney Illusion Island - Dlala Studios, Disney Games (Pernell)27:59 - Radiant Tale - Idea Factory, Design Factory, Aksys Games (Brooke)42:55 - Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons - Secret Base, Modus Games (Tim & Pernell)1:11:11 - Barony - Turning Wheel (Chris & Pernell)1:27:01 - Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds - Idea Factory, Design Factory, Idea Factory International (Brooke)1:42:31 - LISA: Definitive Edition - Dingaling Productions, Serenity Forge (Pernell & Aki)1:59:44 - Arcadian Atlas - Twin Otter Studios, Serenity Forge (Chris)The show ends with some Double Dragon goodness from old school MAGFest supergroup the Smash Brothers!2:15:53 - Smash Brothers - Double Dragon (Live at MAGFest 3)https://www.dlalastudios.com/https://games.disney.com/https://www.ideaf.co.jp/https://aksysgames.com/https://www.secretbase.sg/https://modusgames.com/https://www.baronygame.com/https://twitter.com/Turning_Wheelhttps://ifi.games/https://twitter.com/dingalinggameshttps://serenityforge.com/http://www.arcadianatlas.com/https://www.facebook.com/twinotterstudios/https://www.keymailer.co/https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sml-podcast/id826998112https://open.spotify.com/show/6KQpzHeLsoyVy6Ln2ebNwKhttps://twitter.com/theSMLpodcast/https://www.facebook.com/theSMLpodcast/https://store.streamelements.com/thesmlpodcastALL REVIEWED GAMES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED FOR FREE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ANY COVERAGE ON THE SHOW
A-hyuck! I'm gonna nut! Join Spencer, Ty, and Andy -- along with special guest & creator of Swan Boy Branson Reese -- as they talk about Popeye's polycule, fushigi incest, and fucking Goofy the Dog. You know, Mickey Mouse's friend? Goofy? Support us on Patreon for $5, $7, or $10: www.patreon.com/tgofv. A big shout-out to our $10/month patrons: Firebirb42069, Matthew Smith, Josh O'Brien,Tash Diehart, Rach, Phraja, Abbie Phelps, Celeste, Themandme, Jacob Sauber-Cavasos, Yung Zoe, L M, April Harley, Sweat, Baylor Thornton, Glinko Drool, Axon, Lawrence LaValle, Luke Eakin, Declineofskating, MakingSomeCrap, Sam Thomas, Matthew Ferrie, Tommy, Dane Stephen, Adam W, Jeremy-Alice Long, Louis Ceresa, Rebecca Kimpel, Jennifer Knowles, Revidicism, Dean, Stubbuhdub, Kyle, Travis, Kilo, David Gebhardt, and James Lloyd-Jones! Theme and ending songs are by Rose With Teeth aka Angie (@gnostiquette). Support them here: rosewithteeth.bandcamp.com/. Watch Andy's streams at www.twitch.tv/anonkaiju.
Yet again, Tony Goldmark and David Ganssle continue making their way through the Not On Disney+ Month shortlist in alphabetical order! In this one, they briefly discuss The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band; One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing; Oz the Great and Powerful; a buncha early shorts from the 1920s (specifically Kansas City's Spring Clean-Up, Alice's Wonderland, Trolley Troubles, Plane Crazy and The Skeleton Dance) and the 1980 Popeye movie!
S4E86 ~ Midweek BONUS Episode! - If you're too lazy to pack nothing but underwear before leaving on a flight, just rent your clothes from the airline! If you're too lazy to pick up after your dog, you'll have "CSI: Doggie Poo" on your tail. If your so stupid as to make a joke just as your friend is about to say, "I do" at the alter, you'd better make sure his bride's mother is not within earshot. There's more tales from the stupid to fill up this bonus episode... A Man Named “James Brown” Was Arrested for Doing Doughnuts in Front of a Police Station; A Burger King Manager Served Fries Out of the Trash; DoorDash Flagged a Random WA Family's Home as a Popeye's Restaurant; Meta & Microsoft Are Teaming Up to Release New Powerful AI; A Guy Broke Into a CBD Shop, & Stole a Half-Used Bottle of Febreze; Maple Syrup Flavored SPAM Has Arrived; Delta Apologizes for Heat That Sent Passenger Off Plane on Stretcher. Don't forget to download TELEGRAM MESSENGER & join the "Insane Erik Lane's Stupid World" Channel to read the actual stories used for the podcast & check out the photos & videos with them! It's FREE & available for Windows, Linux, Android, & Apple for both mobile & desktop! If this podcast doesn't push your buttons, this one will! Join Daniel Leslie for "The Button Pusher" Podcast on Spotify! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/eriklane/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/eriklane/support
On today's 7-25-23 Tuesday show: Selena got her first look at her new bazoomers under the surgical tape, there is a new dangerous trend on TikTok where people are eating Borax, squirrels are once again splooting all over the place, Popeye's just put "girl dinners" on their menu, be careful if you have a flamingo decoration in your front yard, a Doordash driver says he made six figures delivering on the app, Taylor Swift hysteria continues, and tons more!
Ryan Wiggins shares the biggest news stories from the weekend! He talks about Popeye's new meal deal that targets women, the movement to remove border security in Texas, and much more!
The Two Bobs episode 221 for Monday, July 24, 2023: What are The Bobs drinking? Rob enjoyed a Smooth or Die from Drekker. https://untappd.com/b/drekker-brewing-company-smooth-or-die/4092634 Robert nursed a Strawberry Shortcake Slang Du Jour from Drekker. https://untappd.com/b/drekker-brewing-company-slang-du-jour-strawberry-shortcake/5093218 Follow us on Untapped at @RobFromTTB and @lowercaserobert or we'll tell Doordash your home is a restaurant. This week's CRAZY NEWS can only be compared to waking up with your underwear on your head after a night of heavy drinking. A truck driver whose rig was leaking human waste (not human body parts, as Rob had imagined) shut down a highway following a major crash. https://www.wfsb.com/2023/07/18/i-95-bridgeport-shut-down-following-major-crash/ DoorDash was sending drivers to a Tacoma couple's home to pick up Popeye's Chicken. https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/doordash-sends-drivers-tacoma-couples-home-popeyes-chicken/BSCODXMIIBACZM3R4QA2YPUL5A/ A singer in the UK divorced her ghost of a Victorian soldier husband after less than a year. https://news.sky.com/story/singer-divorces-devilishly-handsome-ghost-of-a-victorian-soldier-after-less-than-a-year-12922465 Florida Woman® hit the wrong guy in the face with a burrito. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/burrito-misfire-bust-089641 Chaos erupted in Las Vegas after a naked man rampaged Harrah's after assaulting a one-legged man. https://networkinvegas.com/strip-chaos-multiple-fights-culminate-in-mans-naked-rampage-at-harrahs-and-assault-on-one-legged-bum/ An Irish midget pretended to be a leprechaun and tricked over 40 women into having sex with him in exchange for his pot of gold. https://dailynewsreported.com/uncategorized/irish-midget-pretending-to-be-a-leprechaun-fooled-over-40-women-into-having-sex-with-him-in-exchange-for-his-pot-of-gold/ Please share the show with your friends, and don't forget to subscribe! Visit www.thetwobobs.com for our contact information. Thanks for listening! Leave us a message or text us at 530-882-BOBS (530-882-2627) Join us on all the social things: Follow us on Twitter Check out our Instagram Follow Rob on Untappd Follow Robert on Untappd The Two Bobs Podcast is © The Two Bobs. For more information, see our Who are The Two Bobs? page, or check our Contact page. Words, views, and opinions are our own and do not represent those of our friends, family, or our employers unless otherwise noted. Music for The Two Bobs was provided by JewelBeat.
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This week the gang rages on everything from airlines, to shitty compliments, to Popeye's customer service in our newest segment, BITCHABOUTIT! Go to http://zocdoc.com/fhpod to download the free Zocdoc app and find a top-rated doctor today. Follow Us On Social: https://twitter.com/_JacobFullerton https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/linzbot_ https://twitter.com/revech3 We're now offering Funhaus YouTube Memberships, giving you access to exclusive perks, stream archives, videos, and more! Click JOIN to enter the Dawg Pound, HOWL! https://www.youtube.com/funhaus/join Tshirts n stuff: https://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/funhaus Welcome to Funhaus, the internet's ONLY comedy, gaming, and variety channel since 2015! About Funhaus Podcast: All the gaming, nerd culture, and meat-packing industry commentary you can handle. Join FIRST to watch episodes early: http://bit.ly/2uNNz0O Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week the gang rages on everything from airlines, to shitty compliments, to Popeye's customer service in our newest segment, BITCHABOUTIT! Go to http://zocdoc.com/fhpod to download the free Zocdoc app and find a top-rated doctor today. Follow Us On Social: https://twitter.com/_JacobFullerton https://twitter.com/jonsmiff https://twitter.com/linzbot_ https://twitter.com/revech3 We're now offering Funhaus YouTube Memberships, giving you access to exclusive perks, stream archives, videos, and more! Click JOIN to enter the Dawg Pound, HOWL! https://www.youtube.com/funhaus/join Tshirts n stuff: https://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/funhaus Welcome to Funhaus, the internet's ONLY comedy, gaming, and variety channel since 2015! About Funhaus Podcast: All the gaming, nerd culture, and meat-packing industry commentary you can handle. Join FIRST to watch episodes early: http://bit.ly/2uNNz0O Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the Woody and Wilcox Show: National Hot Dog Day; An emergency slide falls off of an airplane; Treasury secretary eats hallucinogenic mushrooms in China; Woody Game Wednesday; Target employees can now wear shorts; Airplane is stuck on the tarmac in extreme heat; Family's home is listed as Popeye's on the Door Dash app; Japan Airlines will let you rent clothes; And so much more!
Devin and James are back in the Den for another episode! This time we are deep diving into the FRENCH CONNECTION films of the 1970's! We examine whether NYPD detective Popeye Doyle (masterfully played by Gene Hackman) was ever intended to be seen as a hero in the Oscar-winning 1971 original based on the true story of a rough, racist cop's obsession to thwart a French drug kingpin. We also dig into its totally fictional sequel, released in 1975, and discuss whether it's a worthy watch to see Popeye pursue the villain who escaped him in real life (it is). And we also explore 1973's THE SEVEN-UPS, which we argue is at least a spiritual sequel, in which many of the original artists involved follow up with a closer look at Roy Scheider's character, who was Popeye's partner in the first film. These films still pack a punch decades later. They have proven to still be controversial, yet they shaped what we still know as the police procedural genre to this day, as well as daring to ask the question, "Ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?" And, oh yeah... THE CAR CHASES!!!!
One Piece Chapter 1087 is FINALLY OUT!! This week, we talk about Garp and Kuzan's gruesome training regiment as well as their shared history. We also talk about the One Piece TCG again because its so dang fun!
From The Muppet Show to Popeye, creator Roger Langridge has done it all - including being the letterer of the comic strip in Doctor Who Magazine for ages! Listen to this classic interview with Roger from 2014 as he talks about his career and more. Doom's Day gets a review, news and more!
There's the jobs you'd never want to do, and then there's the jobs you'd REALLY never want to do but would love to know about all the gory details. Like body collecting. We're not talking body snatching, but rather good old fashioned, medical examiner type body collecting. A job title our guest Paige has dubbed "the body picker upper." This week we're bringing you an ooky spooky listener story all about what happens after you die. Where does your body go? Well, someone like Paige picks it up, no matter what state it's in. We'll learn what happens when you die while eating a Popeye's chicken sandwich and uncover how someone like Paige learns to live with the sights and smells day in and day out. It's not a job (or an episode) for the faint of heart, but someone's gotta do it! Hop on in for a ride inside Paige's "Soccer mom death van" and learn what it's like to work on the dark side of life. Happy haunting!
Hey Buds! We are blazing a trail around the globe this month, so we're re-releasing one of our favorite episodes (with freshly baked new eps dropping in July)! Grab your snacks, roll up a joint, and enjoy this evergreen drop in which Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign) and Rachael Rapinoe (Mendi) kick it with Mike and Mary Jane to talk about forming a CBD company out of their desire to build a better future for sports, and share their twin life journeys of breaking boundaries on and off the soccer field. But first, MJ sings an ode to Popeye's biscuits to the tune of Drivers License! GIVE US 5 STARS / SUBSCRIBE / POPEYE'S CHANGED MJ 4EVA