This week we have found where disgraced athletes can still reign supreme despite the fact that the Hall of Fame will never call. An old sports conspiracy theory is revisited, and the more we hear it the more it is starting to just make sense. The phrase locker-room talk has found its way back into lexicon of many American's; while the term pigs in a blanket is being reinvented to sound a lot more expensive than it should be. We are reminded that traveling hundreds of miles just for bad food isn't the brightest plan, but if you can find another excuse to make the journey than we say go for it. If you plan on using your car for these journeys then we lay out a few helpful tips from our younger days to keep your car in perfect shape. See you at the reunion.
Technology continues to change the world we live in for better or worse. Laser technology while not entirely new is being used in places that would seem off limits, but with really youthful results. Finger guns are probably the lowest form of weaponry tech, but can still cause quite a bit of trouble in some settings. Medical advances have come a long way, but we learn about a serious affliction that might actually have some great perks if left untreated. Beer koozie technology is advancing, but like how much personal space one desires, there are a lot of conflicting views on what is needed. The one technology we can all agree on is the "subscribe" button on all of the various podcast apps out there, try it, subscribe to the show, it feels great.
We travel to Myrtle Beach for a few days of golf and drinking, and for the first time in a while we don't have any retail injuries that we have to nurse. Aggressive driving and road rage are nothing new, but the variety of items thrown from the window of a moving car can vary wildly. Liquids are never a safe a bet to reach their intended target, but it turns out chicken is pretty accurate. We learn the real story behind the famous Philadelphia Eagles Santa incident, and I am not sure it has changed anybody's perceptions. We know that Pinterest has invaded many a man's home for better or worse, but we also learn that Pinterest has a few other uses that most don't know about.
An early Sunday morning provides the backdrop for this week's show. Farm Aid has come and gone, but it has done its part to raise money for farmers while giving real and fake farmers alike a chance to hear some great bands. While in the company of real farmers one must be careful not to use the "R" word, even if directed at the fake ones. The pronunciation of words can also cause frustration in those who hear them; while the choice of words can result in revocation of one's man card. A missed connection is delivered to Troy, and it hopefully it was done so in time. We also learn a helpful life pro-tip: Animals with fur are never green...now you know.
This week we are joined by Nick and Joe from Instant Replay Live, and we all learn a little more about world's we don't usually live in. It seems that low brow humor transcends all, but until computers figure this out they will never be self aware. Virtual reality is getting closer to the mainstream, and with it the promise of never having to leave your house to experience the world. Not going out in public may not be a bad idea though, especially in Italy who has managed to pass yet another law that will continue to inch them ever closer to becoming the Florida of the EU. Even burritos have joined the fight to keep you in your home by working hand in hand with Google's drones to come to you. Game over.
After a week of traveling North, South, and West for vacations, we are glad to be back. We talk about how much sugar has invaded the ingredient list of just about everything we eat, and we also learn about the dreaded Mountain Dew Mouth that can strike those that chose to drink nothing but sugar. The #YetiButts trend is upon us, but some of the guys still don't think this makes for a better cooler. A mission long in the works is thwarted during a test run, and the consequences are permanent. Much like Elon Musk though we will probably just reinvest and try again...at least the new Nectars are in to help ease the pain.
We are heading into Labor Day weekend, and as upstanding American's do, we took the week off. We aren't just going to leave you hanging though so here is the collaboration episode that Brendan sat in on with the Cut the Cord Radio DIY guys, and Mike (Hobbit) from Geeks Under the Influence podcast. Enjoy!
We have all told lies over the years, but more often than not it is the cover-up that causes the most resentment. The US Olympic swim team is learning this lesson now, and we talk about times in our lives that we were forced to continue to double down on our lies. We take a look back at the Olympics, and then realize the moments we remember are not the same ones that seemed to get the most coverage. Italy has proposed a few new laws under the guise of protecting children, and it reminds us how far we will all go to win a dispute. In some disputes you simply need to strip down to make a point; it won't help you win the argument but at least you will know you were heard. An unexpected beer ultimately manages to unify the team, and hopefully provide some needed stress relief for a weary bunch.
The spirit of unity is all around us this week, and nowhere is this more apparent then in the symbol of the Olympic rings. Some of us get more excited than others while watching the events, and others can't help but wonder why we are still using outdated tech on the high tech outfits. We recap a collaborative effort by three local podcasts that reminds us how different and alike we all are. A well executed fall from the wagon is facilitated with a little help from our friends in Chicago and FedEx. A pool party is thrown that Troy helps take to the next level, and we share some helpful crack hacks with our friends.
Few things are more precious in a crowded bar then the little bit of real estate you have staked your claim to. The battles for these little corners of the world are often won and lost with subtle shifts on the bar stool, and with tactical elbow placements, even when fought between world class athletes. Ely continues to make time to hang with local law enforcement anytime he gets near water. An early morning mission that would make Harold and Kumar proud unfolds in NJ, and we learn about what may be the world's worst shot. Sláinte
Sometimes you have to take a look back to understand what is happening in front of you. From the opening note of this episode it seemed that a look back was inevitable. An Easter massacre is revisited two years later, and with similar results. A financial windfall leads to some bad decisions, and we are reminded of another who parlayed his hard earned money into hard time. Yet another scam is derailed by greed, and we can't help but think that this one might have just worked if they had learned to play it cool.
Things can look very different depending on your perspective. For instance sitting on a couch in your yard provides a great view, but it looks pretty trashy to your neighbors. Fondue is loved by those who have 5 hours to kill, and despised by a person who is hungry now. Amazon is the perfect way to buy a gift, and their notifications are the easiest way to ruin the surprise. A missing tooth on a child can be adorable, but a missing tooth because you were having a good time is not. Tara Reid...well you get the idea.
The boat season window is a small one, but if you know where to go that small window can yield some amazing results. We hit the PPP festival to see what this party is all about, and I am not sure if the police were crashing our party, or if we crashed theirs. A first date is ruined, and a first tubing trip is as well, but for very different reasons. The face of sports continues to change, and ESPN is trying to find their way in this new world. Let the "fighting" begin...or whatever it is.
In this episode we start 155 years in the past, and somehow end up in the future. From the beginning we are reminded of what is really important, and along the way we are introduced to class of person who simply steals their valor. A Richmond rapper has officially arrived, and it isn't just his wit that people are talking about. This summer has had its fair share of snakes, and they have managed to show their faces yet again this week. One of the greatest players of all time (we aren't talking about his baseball career) has finally stopped playing the game, while another game's characters have pulled out of their retirement and stormed back with digital vengeance. Let the augmented reality begin.
Great news everybody we have done some in depth research, and Brexit has had no negative effect on the economy. We meet a guy who is so fired up about his own independence that he puts together some choice words for the only people in a position to take his. Like magic freedom can be removed, and in other instances magic (when performed poorly) can cause you to have to have something removed. Speaking of illusions do you ever feel your phone ringing even when it is not...what about now? One last word to the wise, when you are trying to impress your boss be really careful about who you take to lunch with them.
The Richmond skyline has made quite an appearance this week, and in the process it has saved an arm from awkward stares. The days are getting longer as we head into summer, which is good because this means Troy can take three road trips in a day and still make it to the lake before the sun goes down. There is another little creature that is enjoying lakes this year as well, and the only way to avoid it is to stay in the boat. Without meaning to we learn more than we ever wanted to about purple drank, and we try another drink that is full of lies conjured up by a marketing team. We also get a visit from a new/old friend that we hope to hear more from in the upcoming weeks. Enjoy your Fourth of July and keep the difficult decisions to whether you should get your ride from Lyft or Uber.
Firefly Music Festival has come and gone, and about half of the memories still remain. A mustache feels the beat, and shows off its sweet moves. We review some of the different camping options at the festival, and get an upgrade on hammock accessories. The Yeti makes another appearance after finally proving its mettle, but the competition never rests. Why is it that the half way point of a vacation is almost as sad as the actual end? Cleveland finally steps up to the plate, and Lebron delivers on a promise that has been long overdue. We learn the trick to buying a women drinks, and it is probably not what you think.
This week we find out that an old "friend" is still up to his same tricks; keep an eye your phone because he may be calling you next. We discover a product that sums up what is great about Capitalism, and another that seems to keep on going despite not being that great of a deal. A new shoe has dropped, and the golden era of orthopedic footwear may just be upon us. Have you ever thought you have had too much to drink to be driving...we meet a guy who that never occurred to. A false alarm has one of us placed on lockdown, but in this day and age you can never be too cautious. It may be safe to go back in the water, but be careful on the beach.
When it comes to jewelry Mr. T's signature necklace is always in style, but bracelets seem to be hit or miss. We discover a very old brewery that has found an interesting way to modernize without sacrificing its past, and another beer that appears to be in the wrong industry all together. An odd talent pops up into the conversation, and gets us a bit sidetracked. The world lost one of the greatest boxers of all time, but the legacy he leaves behind is a bit more complicated than his record in the ring. We also learn that the person who finds you after you pass matters more than you might think to the legacy that you yourself will leave behind. Another conspiracy theory finds its way to the show, but this one comes from one of the smartest people on earth...and from a movie from the 90's.
This week we are joined by Terrence O'Neill of Penny Lane Pub, and we are reminded why so many people regard it as the most authentic British pub in Virginia. Over some Half and Halfs we learn a little about the history of the pub, and what makes it home away from home for many. A lesson in soccer is learned during our time, and a pitch is made to bring the uninitiated into the Liverpool camp, but we are still keeping our options open for now. We learn of a mess created by some sheep that may have been avoided if they just knew how to use a lighter. A caption contest is won, while for one of us it felt like a loss, and a new conspiracy theory is born...are you listening Google, we are talking to you.
The invites have all been sent, and it appears that only some of us were invited to the party. We learn that when it comes to lemon and spaghetti parties it is rarely about the food. One NFL team has placed their bets on the fact that in their stadium it has a lot to do with food, though we don't all agree on if it will matter in the end. We try to get to the bottom of the great cooler debate between Yeti and Rtic, and after all of the facts are weighed we are reminded how fickle preferences can be. We had a big week in the political obituary world, but in the end they just led to more plain vanilla funerals.
It has been raining for weeks, but we are still under the belief that Summer is just around the corner so cutting Winter weight and working out is in order. It may be time to find something to do with some extra hair as well, but we learn that all hair is not created equal. A new tattoo is revealed, and along with it some pros and cons. Sometimes when you try to abstain from vices you end up creating more harm than good. It looks like PastiDip is about to make its rounds again so hide anything you don't want to see blacked out, and don't forget to get your rings blessed. Happy Trails!
Sometimes you want to hear a good country song, and Wheeler Walker Jr. is doing his part to give us a few. A year ago an expensive but basic investment was made, and it appears that it was indeed a good value. We find out Granny was keeping a secret all these years, and we wish she could lend some pointers on how to get rid of horny woodpeckers. For those afraid of commitment we may have found a great option to try their hand at farming. History is apparently a story best told while on two wheels, but some stories heard on the couch are even more anticipated.
Sometimes even when you have a great hand your three of a kind can still be beat with a single Deuce...the legend is back. A friend finally speaks the truth, and it only took just over a year for us to hear about it. We may have found a missed connection that actually worked, and to think people say speaking your anonymous feelings into a keyboard late at night while crying over a drink doesn't help you find true love. The local chicken battle is heating up; while Starbucks may be paying the price for their stupid customers. Catching a fish with a drone is proven to be a really good idea, while a potentially really bad idea is helping other fish catch something else entirely. I don't think I would go back in the water just yet.
This week we say Congratulations to Taylor Carson on the release of his latest album, Go Amaze. We wonder if The Karate Kid was really a victim, or if he was a punk just picking on another misunderstood kid made to look bad in typical 80's movie fashion. It turns out you really can mix a tiger and a lion, but nothing about what can be done in Myrtle Beach should come as a shock anymore. We learn that true wealth is built on a solid foundation of gold...gold chains that is. Too often what is found on Facebook is treated as fact, but sometimes a good old fashioned letter and a notary is the fastest way to the truth. Our Production team is pushed to the limit, and if you take a drink each time you notice a production glitch, you just might have a good time.