We have made it through our first year of doing the podcast, and like big nerds we threw ourselves a party. We are joined by a lot of friends who have helped us make the show over the past year and revisit some of our favorite stories, while also finding time for brand new ones as well. Once again the topic of burritos popped up, and it appears that everybody has an opinion (most of them correct). We get an update on the tinder swipe paintjob, and our faith in the system takes yet another blow. A new mystery rears it ugly head, and despite circumstantial evidence galore the good fight is fought to clear ones name. Pat is Back, and most of us are excited about it. We also remember that life is fragile, and that this past year had some truly blessed moments.
Thanks to all for a great year!
The Tribe as well as the rest of us have lost one of the greats in Phife Dawg, yet somehow we are made to believe that Indiana Jones has not lost a step in his advanced age. We are watching the steady march of commercialism invade yet another holiday, and I doubt we can do much to stop it. We may have found a way to break kids of a jelly bean addiction though. Artificial Intelligence has taken another step forward, but once it really started to become human it immediately took multiple steps back. Our favorite ride sharing service may have found the key to making us fatter than ever.
This week we are visited by Brad from RVA Mag and GayRVA, and the gauntlet about whether pegged pants are coming back has been thrown down. We celebrate one of the greatest Missed Connections of all time; if you listen carefully you can still hear the name Rikki in the wind. Bike weather is fast approaching, and off colors seem to be selling well. Toots has settled out of court, and we notice he still isn't on the list of Summer concerts we are looking forward to. We learn that all fishing holes are not created equal, and neither are signature drinks.
It is a week filled with celebrations, from a 70th birthday to a drink fest in the name of a Patron Saint. The TSA did their part to hold up the birthday party, but in the end a little chicken $hit won't keep you off a plane. A Saint Patrick's party reminds us that just because a car can go on a road does not mean that it should. In an attempt to keep up with the Jones' sometimes one must build a moat. In the world of extreme sports the Iditarod has always been full of peril, but a new enemy has risen from the Tundra. And we learn that Listeria can find a new home pretty quickly, but it may not really feel at home for a couple of months.
We meet two hero's who followed the rule of Big O and Vitamin D; only to be rewarded with a pink slip. Jason has an emergency of his own, and it may have cost him his Chinese food. The "Just Say No" generation remembers Nancy Reagan, while the just say yes crowd may have found their new sunglasses (if that is you please use coupon code "ITPH" when you order them). A chicken and a pig get together at a local Hooters with unexpected results. When it is all said and done it is washed down with a Nitro IPA. Cheers
Motivational speakers can teach us a lot, some with words, and others by example. We meet one who probably wishes what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas. The NFL Combine is here, and one NFL hopeful showed us a lot more than he intended. Bob Sagat has found his way back to the small screen, and we reminisce on his dual personalities. We discover the tropical Jager bomb for better or worse, and that all protein bars are not created equal. A nickname is revisited that for some reason will never stick...yet.
An Uber driver explains a very interesting solution to a problem he has encountered, not a solution to a problem you will ever encounter, but a solution none the less. KFC has shifted the face of their marketing yet again, and we get a review of the new Nashville Hot Chicken. Sports Illustrated has found a new model, and we think this is a move in the right direction. A local Chuck E Cheese has had a disaster that we hope they can recover from; something tells me they have seen this before though. The struggle between nature and technology continues to rage, and this time technology wins.
Love is in the air, and Peyton Manning can hardly contain himself, or his past. The guys celebrate Valentines Day...albeit poorly. A few harmless Tinder swipes turn into a few damaging swipes of another kind. Craigslist has never been considered the most innocent corner of the internet, but a new (to us) site has made us realize how tame it really is. A Vegas trip that is more work than play is on the horizon, while another man has mastered the art of no work and all play.
Another SuperBowl has come and gone, and while it may not have been the most memorable of our time the pounds gained may last forever. The question is raised where the best food can be found: State Fair or a SuperBowl party? An old workout machine is pulled out of storage, and along with it a fresh set of jokes. The BMX world sadly lost one of the greats, and we wonder if this may the first time CTE has reared its head in extreme sports. Mardi Gras is here again, and we can smell it from here.
The week of the Super Bowl is upon us, and the hype machine is rolling. HGH has been a hot seller, but they may need a new face for the product, maybe with less forehead. The line between jocks and nerds is blurring as we loosen the definition of what is sport; we are looking at you drone racing. The guys report back from the Shiver in the River, and we get a first hand report on what it is like to drive an Uber (at least for a bit).
We have made it through Snowpocalypse 2016, and most all of us have it made it out of our homes. We prepare for a Polar Plunge for charity called Shiver in the River. It turns out that some of those noodles that you thought were addictive actually were, and all of us have different forms of milk we would choose to wash them down. We discover that old trucks love to run in the snow, while lazy blood hounds can complete feats of endurance that we can not.
The first rule about your child's daycare is you never talk about daycare. The Summer concert's are shaping up, and it looks like Guns N' Roses are finally going to be getting back together, but not before the Spice Girl's and Backstreet Boys join forces. Troy is joining the ranks of camper ownership. An old dog learns a new trick, and it may have just saved some cash. Chipotle found the answer to all their problems (more training); while Playboy found the answers to theirs (a reverse mortgage and no nudes)...we are not sure either is going to work.
It has been a banner week as a stand that has been taken for 7 years has come to an end, but what may be good for the podcast may not be good for the soul. Self driving cars are yet another step closer to our garages, and Troy may have found a way to use it to his financial advantage. Another Ghetto Ski Trip is in the books, and the biggest crash wasn't even on the slopes. Birth control has taken an interesting turn, and we wonder what other advances may be coming to our oldest bag of tricks. Our old friend Reggie shows up one night, but at least he didn't find any snakes this time.
We'll leave the Nut Light on for you.
2016 is here and we are still on the air! We have finally all seen Star Wars, not because we had to, but so we could browse the internet again safely. We discover a new way to "enjoy" jellybeans, and the story of the Ghetto Ski Trip is revealed as we look forward to the next chapter. When your friends teach you how to punch a bag; take it with a grain of salt or you may hurt more than your wrist. The question of how much money it would take to go away for a few years is discussed.
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.