- We mention many of our favorite karaoke songs, including “Last Christmas” by Wham! (we don't cite it specifically, but Jake also likes George Michael’s “One More Try”), “Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins, “Dream A Little Dream of Me” by The Mommas & the Poppas, “To Be With You” by Mr. Big, “Bernadette” by the Four Tops and “Blow the Whistle” by Too $hort.
- Dimples is a San Francisco treasure. If you like karaoke, overpriced drinks, open gambling, a weird sex-work vibe and possibly indoors cigarette-smoking, go there.
- Ali doesn’t mention the song “Last Resort” by name when she brings up Papa Roach in honor of Beth’s hometown of Stockton, CA. The band is actually from about sixty miles away in Vacaville, CA, but hey what’s the difference really?
- We mention “Cherry Pie” by Warrant, but not as an acceptable karaoke song. Also, “November Rain” by Guns ‘n’ Roses has way too much instrumentals to be a good karaoke song. Even the radio edit.
- Phil tells a story about a former student teaching him to mix hot sauce and butter, which is the recipe for buffalo wing sauce (usually made with Frank's Red Hot sauce).
- When Jake refers to Phil’s mom having a “Bucky Walter” in her home, he’s trying to use Boontling, the local dialect of the small town of Boonville, CA. It looks like he misuses the term, though, as a “Bucky Walter” is specifically a payphone (he should've said “Walter Levi”).
- “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” is a country song that Phil listens to when he goes to the hardware store.
- The paint color of the Golden Gate Bridge is neither golden nor red. It’s international orange.
- Here’s a brief video with some clips of the GG Bridge “singing” (as described in the episode by Jake and Ali).
- If you’re in Petaluma, CA and have a bagel-hankering, go to The Bagel Mill.
- The Marble Rye is the king of bagels. It's made by dividing the dough into two piles and mixing cocoa powder into one pile! Strange that it doesn't taste like chocolate.
- When Jake & Beth inexplicitly exclaim “Cram!” they’re referring to the comedy of Tony Baker.
- Googling teaches us that goats are, in fact, ungulates.
- We discuss the use of goats in religion. In Islam it's traditional at the end of Ramadan to slaughter a goat and donate it to the needy. Phil didn't know the word off the top of his head but it's Qurbani and it comes from a story about Abraham. In non-majority Muslim places there's not really a framework for donating and the needy aren't expecting goat meat.
- The scapegoat is a different story from Hebrew tradition in which there were two goats and one was sacrificed while the other one was marked up to carry all of the sins and let go into the wilderness. We're not religious but it seems like the scapegoat got off easy (although it does carry the burden of guilt) which is the opposite of how we'd always understood the expression.
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
1. Dolly Parton - person
2. interspecies animal friends - idea
3. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
4. Prince - person
5. It’s-It - food
6. Cher - person
7. Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character
8. Donald Duck - fictional character
9. Hank Williams - person
10. air - substance
145. carpets - decoration
146. broken glass - substance
147. Jenny McCarthy - person
148. Jon Voight - person
149. Hank Williams, Jr - person
150. McRib - food
151. war - idea
152. cigarettes - drug
153. QAnon - idea
154. transphobia - idea
Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.
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