Happy New Year! We usher in 2016 with stories of holidays past, and holidays present. Christmas in Miami is always a bit different than the traditional white Christmas, but entertaining none the less. Japanese cars have been better for longer than most realize, but America is catching up. Don't forget to check the rudder on your model airplane, and whatever you do, don't apologize for the actions of your monkey.
Christmas is finally here, and we are all getting Parliaments. Rock N' Roll wasn't always chaps and little hats, but sometimes it was. We talk about some memories that only a few out there share, and wonder if they ever do to. Star Wars is here, and half of the team has seen it. No spoilers in this episode...for now.
Summer is here just in time for the holidays, and the ski season is in jeopardy. Vaping and riding hoverboards may seem like the answer but more and more questions are popping up as one of them is producing more fire then anticipated. Bunny suits are proving to be a solid investment time and time again. Adam Sandler and Netflix have joined forces, and we all hope this is the beginning of something great. The Irish are proving they can, and not just when they are drunk. Asking for help is a sign of strength, and this episode the guys show how strong they are...tell a friend.
The Holiday season chugs along, and for some reason we are gaining weight. Even the dog is overeating by adding extra protein to his bowl. We have a slew of holiday movies on the horizon, and some of them we can actually review after how much they give away in the trailers. There is good news for alcoholics because if USC loses their next court case they may not be able to be fired for not doing their jobs. We find out that a yearly visitor has made some changes to their look....just a touch.
Pat is back! Sean from Nectar Sunglasses, and Pat join Troy and Brendan for a post Thanksgiving show that is recorded the day before Thanksgiving...it just makes sense. We get the scoop on the growth of Nectar Sunglasses, and hear a hint at things to come. What is about colder weather that makes valves leak? Amazon Prime Now has arrived and with it...the future. The weight gain of the holidays shows up a little early this year, and so does Music Festival talk.
Oleophopbic 4 Life
We do a remote broadcast from Brew Gastropub in Belgrade, and have a talk with the Brew guru himself, Joey. Bianca from Champion Brewery stops by to show off their beers during a tap takeover. There is always a point of diminishing returns when tasting too many different beers, and we do our best to find it. Let the Holidays begin. Cheers
We have discovered the latest trend in photography, and are not sure if it is brilliant or awful. Hardywood has released their 2015 Gingerbread Stout just in time for the Holiday's and we had the chance to review a few. The burrito conversation picks back up, and Brendan has to issue a re-vote. The episode has a hint of fratastic on the palate. Cheers
The Pallet House is visited by Troy, and Brendan's Father for what was clearly a conversation for gentlemen. A local gentleman's club is visited by a real pro, and apparently people are still buying what she is selling, regardless of what it is she is selling. The reality of Mad Men becomes a bit more clear as we realize how different the workplace is today. Education however seems to be plagued with the same issues then as it is now.
After some time away from the Pallet House the guys return with some stories, and insights from lands far and wide. Not all accomplishments deserve a plaque, and when an award is revealed can be just as important as the feat itself. The secret to the Australian accent is discovered, and in retrospect this should have been a no brainer. Bad golf, and worse dancing prove to be a toxic combination that can only end in fists flying.
Take Me Home Country Roads
Richmond bartending legend Dax Gray joins the Pallet House crew for a night out at one of the few bars that he never worked in. Dax sheds light on the recipe behind the Red Rona, and how not to order a beer at the bar. We learn about the serious complications stemming from the use of truck stop speed. Worst Nectar Sunglasses read ever.
We have all heard of the Black Bun Whopper, and its less famous cousin the Green Whopper. The Fraternal Order of the Eagle rises again in CT, while others in CT fight for their right to eat Mac N Cheese. We learn how to determine the quality of a town by simply visiting the local Hooters. Draft Kings and FanDuel are accused of insider trading which is odd because that seems like something an shady gambling site would do, not an innocent fantasy sports game.
We discover the trick to accessing all of your minds potential for a solid 30 minutes. The third member of the Stat Nerds brings us some Walmart Trivia, as well as a look back into what Back To The Future got right. Too bad we couldn't access the Delorean to help us decide if Muhammad Ali was the greatest of all time, but I think we can all agree he was the first to talk like the future champs.
The UCI Road World Championship rides through VA, and we share some of our experiences. Volkswagen has rolled out the worlds greatest diesel engine...oh wait never mind it is a technical marvel, but not the one we were sold. And September is here so around the country the way too early march to the holidays has begun.
The NFL season is here, and the guys pre-game for week one at the Pallet House. Daily fantasy leagues have taken over the airwaves, and we wonder how this little slice of gambling has found acceptance in the US when all other forms of are still illegal. Mayweather has declared his retirement, and the same story told by another is greeted with a very different reception. The UCI World Championship Bike Race is coming to town, and we discuss the reality of what an event like this brings to town. Game On.
Musician Taylor Carson joins us in the PalletHouse to talk Music, Food, and Documentaries. Brendan tries to finish the coveted Bang Bang, but if he played within the rules is questioned. We talk about the music industry on the whole, but we still can't lock down the release date of Taylor's latest album.
Numbers seem to be a running theme as we try and find the perfect burger, and understand the value of a growler. Lumber Liquidators gets in on the math madness by changing prices whenever they feel like it.
A Friday drinking show with a packed house brings out the most French episode to date. French Pop music is discovered in the mountains of VA, and Brendan is back from his trip to New Orleans. Scams abound in New Orleans, we meet the one and only Dan Dan the Shoeshine Man, and we learn that horses with blinders always hit their mark. We have a beer taste off, and Bell's Oberon Ale rises to the top to claim victory.
Laissez le bon temps rouler
The team gets a soundboard, and it is put to good use. A couple new voices join the show, and weigh in on the homeless, Cosby, and Craigslist among other things. Nick finds out that he lives next to Frank the Tank.
The guys try "Not Your Father's Root Beer", and the memories of Zima come flooding back. Lions are being shot, Bigfoot rears his head again on the East Coast, and politics at the table is still never a good idea.
Drones are getting shot out of the sky, Donald Trump is making a bid for the Presidency, and Tom Brady is cheater. What is the world coming to. We also learn that not all dollars are created equal.
Kepler 452-B has been discovered, and the potential for human life outside of Earth has never been more real. Jason from Fully Charged Lawn and Brick's and Board's joins the guys to discuss life outside of this planet, and the pervert that is Bigfoot. The eternal question of what's for dinner remains unsolved.
The guys reminisce about about beaches past as Summer hits its stride. Troy has to flex his management muscle so he can work more hours that he doesn't need.
Inside the Pallet House travels to Folly Beach, SC to do an on location episode from Chico Feo "The Shadiest PLace in Folly" to talk with Sean from Nectar Sunglasses, and Nate and Mark from the band Deadwin.
As the Fourth of July approaches the guys talk Freedom, and even Sullivan Ballou makes an appearance.