This week we lost everybody's favorite Drill Sergeant, R.Lee Ermey, and we remember some of the life lessons he taught us. Something tells me he was a Bud man, and two of us reflect on our first week of being one ourselves. The stories get a bit off track, and like eating a two donut burger this episode needed a break...TBC.
A beer drinkers loyalty to their brand is not something you see often change. Truth is many of these loyalties are formed long before the first sip is taken thanks to marketing, or family and social ties. We wanted to put these beer affinities to the test by blind tasting 5 common American Lagers. This sounds easy but when numbers and unsophisticated palettes get involved all bets are off.
This week a one of a kind gift is received. The question is which gem was the gift deemed one of a kind? Was it the Uber driver's war stories, the giant stye, the rainbow shirt, the joy of no carbs and booze, or the return of The Master's. JR knows the answer.
This week we are out of the Pallet House for RVA Brunch Weekend at one of our favorite restaurants and watering hole, Social 52. We discover that there is no such thing as a graceful tooth fairy, well mannered leprechaun, or an ugly quarterback. We did manage to find at least one guy who won't pee in the lazy river though.
Our mystery benefactor has struck again, and this time from San Diego bearing twice as many gifts. We learn of another helpful provider who showed up in the form of a dirty Air BnB. We also find a way to combine the two most common lazy mans food items into an overly complicated but delicious union.
Richmond Brunch Weekend is on the horizon so naturally we brought in Sara and Cazey from the As Told Over Brunch blog to get us up to speed on all that is going on. While they were here we took advantage of having them in the room to help us answer if cheap champagne or expensive champagne makes a better mimosa. A couple of us even treated ourselves like lab rats to test the latest in hangover prevention.
A trip to New Orleans has once again brought the story of Dan Dan the Shoeshine Man to the show as yet another friend has fallen prey to his scam. A new Uber scam has come to the forefront, and we learn of another Uber rider who managed to scam himself. Enjoy the episode; I have to run I have a phone call at the bar.
When it comes to drinking most people think that the company you keep and the venue are the most important factors, but the argument can be made that time of day is just as important. Daydrinking with your B Squad can still be the best time ever and sometimes better than night drinking with your first teamers. Not this episode though because we recorded it late at night.
Dreams are coming true for Olympic athletes from all over the world, and we also see a dream realized by one of our own. Speaking of dreams come true we hear the story of a man who actually met the greatest baseball player to ever wear a Yankees uniform...you guessed it he met...Mack?
This week we are joined by An Bui from The Answer Brewpub and Mekong restaurant. When you have one of the most sought after beer lists in the country we come to you, and that is exactly what we did. No Zima's were consumed, but An made sure that nobody was lacking for a great beer at anytime during our conversation. Cheers!
The NFL season has come to a close, and it was Vegas that ended up losing money on the big game. Elon Musk on the other hand knew exactly how to line his pockets with fresh cash, and outfit the world with the perfect tool to melt the winter snow. Now if only this bathing suit had pockets for me to put cash in so I could afford all of the things in my Amazon cart.
The hype for the big game is at a fever pitch, but true to form we are focused on all the wrong aspects of the game. We may have found the perfect beer for your party though. We revisit a competition that has been lopsided for many years now, but we will know soon enough if the tables have turned. On top of that...yet another pillow.
We have choices when it comes to where we shop for our food. The reasons we choose the stores we do vary almost as much as the stores themselves. What is often overlooked is how the foods in those stores are affecting the world around us and to what degree.
This week we are joined by The Progressive Liberal Wrestler. If you don't know who he is you will soon enough, because he has the most interesting persona in professional wrestling today. Depending on your political leanings you will either see him as the worst kind of villain or an outspoken hero, and both sides of the fence are showing up to his matches to let him know where they stand. One thing is for sure, the Progressive Liberal Wrestler is coming to a town near you to drop some hard left leaning shots on whoever gets in the ring, or sits outside of it.
This week we get a recap of the Ghetto Ski Trip, and if you stick around until the very end...redemption.
The weather has dipped to all time lows and for many of us this means it is time to plan a trip to the mountains for some boarding and skiing. For others planning a trip to Disney sounds like a much warmer idea. Regardless of where your mind wanders in this cold weather we may have found a coffee that can warm you up. This week we also take a peak beyond the Uber curtain and realize Troy was right all along.