Phil claims that cat names don't really matter because cats are mostly called "kitty" anyways and they're indifferent to any name you give them. You should just name your cat a word that you enjoy saying into the air.
For the record, ”Atika” means “two” in the language of the Coast Miwok people (Jake couldn’t remember the name of this local Native Bay Area tribe).
Robert’s Western World in Nashville is Jake’s favorite place to get a grilled cheese sandwich. The grill is right there behind the bar, and they totally don’t do the grilled cheeses on the same grill where they do the meat. In-N-Out grilled cheese (animal style) is usually pretty good too if it’s fresh off the grill, and Waffle House’s ain’t bad in a pinch either.
The place in New York City that specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches seems to now be a national chain called Melt Shop.
Main Street Wine & Cheese– also in Ukiah, which is itself of course in Mendocino County– is sadly now either a taqueria or a Quizno’s.
Jake couldn’t remember the fancy French-derived word for an open-faced sandwich. It’s “tartine”.
Are magic erasers made from crab shells? No they're not. Phil was wrong again!
Steve1989MREinfo is the guy Phil mentioned who unboxes old (sometimes extremely old) military rations and eats them.
Canadians wear poppies on Remembrance Day (November 11th).
Tulip mania is a classic case– maybe the classic case– of a speculative bubble. It's been thoroughly documented elsewhere but Phil enjoyed the movie Tulip Fever which takes you inside the tulip futures auctions in a way an economics textbook can't do.
Hetch-Hetchy water is the best water. People who live in San Francisco get it right out of their taps.
Below are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here).
Dolly Parton - person
interspecies animal friends - idea
sex - idea
bicycles - tool
coffee - beverage
Clement Street in San Francisco - location
Prince - person
It’s-It - food
Doctor Doom - fictional character
Cher - person
248. Jon Voight - person 249. Hank Williams, Jr - person 250. British Royal Family - institution 251. Steven Seagal - person 252. McRib - food 253. death - idea 254. war - idea 255. cigarettes - drug 256. QAnon - idea 257. transphobia - idea
Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.