Every Damn Thing
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With help from percussion specialist Andy Granelli (The Distillers), we add snare drums, the ancient city-state Carthage, and puns to the List of Every Damn thing.
Phil and Jake are joined by
drummer (and friend of the pod) Andy Granelli to add a few measures to the List of Every Damn Thing by ranking
, the ill-fated ancient city-state of
Andy can be found on Twitter (
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). Also check out his side project, hardcore supergroup
You can listen to Andy's historical skin-pounding in his former bands Darker My Love, The Nerve Agents, Fast Asleep and Model American. This week’s TV recommendation is How to With John Wilson (on HBO). We were delighted to discover that the “trap” in trap set (aka drum kit) is short for “contraption”! Phil mentions The Little Drummer Boy but he meant to say the boy from The Tin Drum. One of our favorite movies is Drumline, an underrated sports film about HBCU marching bands. The slaughter of Native Americans by colonists that Andy talks about appears to have happened in 1610 at the Jamestown colony. Here’s a video about Andy’s fave, the Ludwig Black Beauty nickel over brass snare drum. Did Carthage invent purple dye? No! Tyrian purple (aka Royal purple or Imperial purple) is a dye extracted from the murex shellfish & first produced in the Phoenician city of Tyre (modern-day Lebanon). These guys were like kissin’ cousins of the Carthaginians, whose origins traced to the Phoenicians but they had their own Punic culture, etc. Much of our knowledge about Carthage comes from Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History series on the Punic Wars. The documentary Jake watched about the Punic Wars is called Carthage: The Roman Holocaust. A quick look at the YouTube comments reveals that the topic of alleged Carthaginian child sacrifice is still hotly debated. In the episode, Jake claims that the destruction of Carthage was the only time a city was totally destroyed in war. This isn’t quite true. In fact, in the same year that they annihilated Carthage, the Romans also did it to the Greek city of Corinth. But the case of Carthage is distinct in the scale and finality of the erasure of the city, its people and its culture. Here’s a funny short video to convince you that puns are great. Here’s a 30-minute Three Stooges slapstick montage to show you why they’d be just fine without puns.
Below is the List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the most up-to-date list, go
Dolly Parton - person Clement Street in San Francisco - location Prince - person It’s-It - food Cher - person Donald Duck - fictional character Hank Williams - person air - substance Watchmen - comic book onions - food “Midnight Train to Georgia” - music sex - idea Boxer (dog breed) - animal ducks - animal firefighters - people Shakira - person The Three Stooges - comedy act Christmas trees - seasonal decoration Puns - idea Trading Places - 1983 film intro to “Back That Azz Up” - music The Truman Show - movie dilapidated shacks - structures shirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lamé shorts & furry cha-cha heels - idea plants - life form handkerchiefs - accessory nail clippers - tool rye bread - food snare drums - instrument saxophone in rock - music cubed ice - substance Antoni Gaudi - architect Run the Jewels - music group Popeye - fictional character land - substance Carthage - location Charmander - fictional character A-shirts (aka “wifebeaters”) - clothing “Dancing Queen” - music Watchmen - TV series Jessica Rabbit - fictional character Volkswagen “Bug” - vehicle Cheech and Chong - comedy act “Tulsa Time” - music brief - idea cold brew shandy - beverage Jersey Shore - location crows - animal sea - substance coffee - beverage eggs (chicken) - food Whoppers (candy) - food national debt - idea band t-shirts - clothing Crocs - clothing Ice Cube - person wind chimes - decoration / instrument moist - word Nerf guns - toy lightning rounds - idea zipper jeans - clothing generation ships - idea seedless watermelon - food sardines - animal/food Triscuits - food peanut butter ice cream - food Top Ramen - food whale tail - animal appendage Tommy Bahama shirts - clothing commandos - people no-show socks - clothing zipper jeans worn with no underwear - situation Barry Bonds - person man-bun - hairstyle toe shoes - clothing “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” - song Watchmen - movie blood - substance Oreos - food calamari - food The Last Starfighter - movie crushed ice - substance pigeons - animal Daylight Saving Time - idea rats - animal capitalism - idea sports team jerseys - clothing Josta - beverage Gambit - fictional character Surge - beverage Double Stuf Oreos - food Jenny McCarthy - person Hank Williams, Jr - person McRib - food cigarettes - drug QAnon - idea
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Phil and Jake rank everything.
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