Beantown Podcast - 2023 Thanksgiving Special (11172023 Beantown Podcast)Episode Date: November 18, 2023
Quinn comes to you LIVE to discuss Lemony Snicket, fresh vegetables, and learning to play the harmonica
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You know, I was first exposed to the word Hinterlands in the Lemony Snickets series of unfortunate events book series. I think it's maybe the eighth or ninth book. There's this whole, that book series is awesome. The Netflix series that felt did a solid job with it. The Jim Carrey movie was okay, but the you know the books themselves are fantastic. I think it's like oh man let's let's do this before I even search anything. What if we saw what I was going to finish my thought? There's a um one of the books. My shirt fell off my podcasting chair and I want to scrape up the wall here. One of the books in that series towards like the middle slash end, they are like part of a carny crew and a circus.
And they always say that they're set up in the hinterlands outside of town. And I always, you know, there's a lot of good imagery and stuff, evocative, edo, c-a-t-i-b-e. There's a lot of good imagery and stuff, evocative, E-D-O-C-A-T-I-V-E. imagery in those stories, but essentially it's like they get shacked up with Kounolov in the Ersatz elevator and his girlfriend Esme Squalor, and then I think they have to escape or something, and they end up in the hinterlands before they get to the hospital. So I'm not going to be able to tell you the names of all these, but let's just do a fun exercise here.
Let's see, start Thanksgiving up so by the way. We're going to be doing things I'm thankful for. Thankful for being town, Hashtag thankful for being town, and we're drinking a lot of Gnida's Maximus here, colossal IPA 9%. This is the definition of dangerous here, because all I've had today was
toast with eggs and bacon and then I had a couple chips right before I came on. So we're really gonna have to pace ourselves unless I got to work in the morning unfortunately six day work week. That's tough you know it's always tough coming back to work coming off of vacation even tougher when it's a six day work week. So let's see live live now on Quinn David Fernsperons in the Bean Tom podcast, and before we do that, listener discretion is advised. When you're listening to this program,
number one will catch you through some language. Number two, this podcast is objectively terrible. Quinn sits down to start the show, and this will be in place of Palantrum of the Day today. No Palantrums, they do have trivia for you. Thanksgiving related. Quinn attempts to name all, or at least describe, all of the books in the Lemony Snickets,
a series of unfortunate events, book series. And I think the helpful thing I have going for me is it will twofold. One, I believe that there's 13 books because 13 is makes sense. It's a, you know, series. It's all about misery and bad fortune, misfortune, unfortunate events. And really a brilliant series there. I mean, has there ever been anything else quite like that. They're just like black dark comedy that it represents.
Lots of like wholesome moments, but just so much misery But he steers the ship home. He does a good job with it too. It's a it's just a band. I would reread that series if I could like easily access it I don't want to be like looking around 13 books. I read it, you know, when they were coming out, I remember being a kid. I was probably like the only book series, if I recall off the top of my head,
where I was actually like, oh, this new one came out, we gotta go to Barnes and Oble, we gotta get it. I don't think we were waiting around for those to come out to the library. I think we were physically buying those books when they would be released. I don't remember like when I started reading them where exactly they were in this series, but probably towards the middle and then followed it every time, you know, every year one came out,
whatever it was. Okay, so it starts off with the bad beginning. And that's basically like their parents dying the fire while they're at the beach. Who do we got? We got Violet, Klaus and Sonny, the three Bottle Air children. And they have to go live with their count Olaf who is maybe their uncle, but probably not. And Mr. Poe is like a banker who's in charge of the family, basically, family finances. And count Olaf has the eye tattoo in his ankle and he apparently is their guardian now. And he's played by Jim Carrey in the film from maybe, gosh, it's probably already been what,
over 15 years ago, and then what's his name, Broadway guy, from how I met your mother, Neil Patrick Harris in the Netflix series, which is probably what like three years old now But that one was done very well. I thought Okay, so you have the bad beginning Count all of sets of a play with his theatrical troop TRO UPE and We're not gonna do this with every book because I don't remember all of them, but
basically at the climax of the play, Kahnolov is supposed to marry Violet and that hands over the Bodelaire family fortune to Kahnolov, and that's his scheme. There's always a scheme in these books, at least the first, probably like six or seven, follow a very kind of structured narrative, maybe like four or five. And then after that, it really kind of structured narrative, maybe like four or five,
and then after that, it really kind of expands, and it's not just the same kind of thing over and over again. So the second one is the one with the snake, right? The second one is the, what's it called? I don't know, but yeah, they go live with their uncle Monty Who's a herpetologist? There's a word for you. He R P A T O L O G I S T I think I got to write a herpetologist study of reptiles
I don't even remember what it's called, but Yeah, that's that's the second one I think and remember what it's called, but yeah, that's the second one I think, and the Colonel of Murterson. There's this big snake that they think is gonna eat sunny, but it turns out he's perfectly harmless. That one's the probably the most frustrating one because Uncle Monty, he might be portrayed by Tyco or whatever his name is, the New Zealand guy, Whitekeaky. I think he's portrayed by him in the Netflix series, if I recall correctly, he's on to count Olaf, but not in the way that the Baudelaire children are. He thinks that he's
an imposter there to steal reptilian secrets. So he's also like just as suspicious of count Olaf as the children are just for different reasons, but it doesn't matter because he still gets murdered. So it's too bad. The third one I think is the wide window in the Jim Carrey movie. They get Joan Qsack to play their aunt, and that one's pretty sad too because at the climax there's like a hurricane and the window gets knocked out and the aunt goes on a boat to try to find her husband who drowned or something like that and she gets eaten by leeches is pretty Wild stuff man
Count Olaf's alias and that one is captain sham. He always has an alias I don't recall what his alias is in the second one with the with the reptile The reptile room. I think is that what it's called the reptile room the wide window the fourth one is the miserable mill Is that right that one's pretty wild? I think that room, the wide window, the fourth one is the miserable mill. Is that right? That one's pretty wild. I think that's maybe the intro to Esme's squalor. They go work at a lumber mill, and they get hypnotized by this optometrist or something.
And the plot of that one is really kind of fuzzy to me. I don't really remember exactly what happens in the miserable mill. I think that's the fourth one though. Okay, this is where it's going to start to get bad. I think the fifth one, I'm missing one because I think the Erset's elevator is seven. The austere academy is right before that. Cakes, sniff, and orphans in the orphan shack. A great, great line. One of the little kids like the secondary villain
in that book is like this eight year old girl and she keeps yelling that at them. That's when they meet the other triplets, their friends at the Oster Academy. So I'm missing one. I think number five, I'm missing. So we're just gonna, we're gonna plow through this and then see where we messed up and stuff.
But six I think is the Oster Academy. It's bugging me that I can't remember five, but it is what it is. You know, and I'm not going to remember now. Seven, I think, is zero sets elevator. They get like trapped in the bottom of the elevator shaft. And that's where you meet Esme and Jerome's squalor. Jerome's like a good guy and Esme is secretly dating count all upon the side. And I don't know Jerome probably dies But I can't really remember Then there's eight that's got to be the There's it's like it's it's a eight and nine there in the hinterlands
one of them is the one with a carnival and Then the other one is the hospital. I think eight is the one with the town. There's like these weird crow statues in the city. I have no idea what it's called though. We'll find out in a second. Nine I think is the hospital one and then here at 10, 11, 12, 13 is where it gets really fuzzy for me because these are things that just like read once, plowed through them and never really looked back at. 10 after the hospital one is one where they're like driving cars up a cliff the whole time. And it's like icy. I have no idea what it's called.
Then there's three more after that. 11 is like the grim grotto or something like that. 12 I have no idea what it's called. 11, the Grim Grotto, there's like a mushroom outbreak, they're underwater and it like gets in sunny's helmet and she's gonna die, but she doesn't. It's okay. And then 12, I have no idea.
I think the penultimate peril maybe, is that what it's called? I have no idea we're gonna check in a second second year and then the last one just called the end and I think at the end of the books count all off ends up like he's like so he's become such like a deranged shell of himself kind of guy that they like take pity on him and he's not even like trying to hurt them anymore and I don't think they're like buddies or anything but it's like he doesn't go down swinging essentially it's kind of weird okay.
It's worth 11 minutes in here we're gonna wrap this up so we can get to our things I'm thankful for in our trivia. Okay here we go let's see how let's see how I did. Let's get these where are they? Okay number one the bad beginning 1999 is when it started number two the, the reptile room. Number three. Oh, I missed. I was off. Okay, here's, I understand. Okay.
Number one, the bad beginning. Number two, the reptile room. Number three, the wide window. Number four, the miserable mill. Austria Academy was next. It was five, so we didn't miss anything there. Six, the ursets, elevators. So we got the order right.
Here's where I got slightly confused. I thought the village one and the hospital one were the same, but they're not. There's the vial village, which is seven. That's like the first, I guess that's not quite the hinterlands yet. The hinterlands is nine. Eight is the hostile hospital. Nine, the carnivorous carnival. That's the hinterlands one. Ten, the slippery slope, 11 the Grim Grotto, I nailed the ending, 11 the Grim Grotto, 12 the penultimate peril, I have no idea what happens of that one. And then 13 the end, penultimate peril, penultimate peril, I can't say it, is a hotel one I think. And then what do you think happens in the end?
What happens to Count Olaf? He has a long-lost honey kit, Snicket, who is, like, his honey, and maybe has his kid, and Count Olaf dies, it looks like. I don't really know why he dies. Maybe the fungus that they found in the Grim grotto, I don't really know why he dies. Maybe the this fungus that they found in
the Grim Grotto. I don't know. But yeah, if you've never the end the last book in the series came on 2006 by the way. So I probably started reading them. They 13 of them came out and spent seven years. It's pretty, it's pretty hardcore. I probably picked up on them, you know, like 2004, It's pretty hardcore. I probably picked up on them, you know, like 2004, something like that. So, middle towards the end. Uh, boy, I had no plans to, I don't have no recollection of how we got to let many snake at this series of unfortunate events, but we spent the last 12 minutes to open the show, just talking about that. Um, let's shout out to our, because I don't want this show to go too long today. And obviously we say that pretty much every episode and sometimes it's true, sometimes
it's not. But you know what I'm feeling like long week, gotta work tomorrow, just trying to chill a little bit. Give you a little, you know, this is like your Thanksgiving appetizer. Considered the Bean Tom podcast, like some stuffing and you know a nice Fall salad, right? It's not gonna be the main course. Not gonna be what you fill up on right? It's not it's not your it's not trip to phanic if you will there's a good word for you. T. R. Y PTO
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was absolutely crazy at that point. It's like, what do you even do to you? Just like, I mean, he was sitting in the barber shop which is probably what you're not supposed to be doing, but I feel like if I had liced that bad, first thing I would try the Mayo trick, which is where you're supposed to just like, cover your head in mayonnaise.
I guess the nice thing with lice, my understanding is they don't really like, they're not like spreading to the rest of your body, they just like love your hair, love your head, so they just kind of live there, which good things and bad things, but it's nice that they're like, imagine if they just like decided we're going to crawl bound to your toes. That would be pretty tough. I guess you're supposed to just, you know, cover your head in mayonnaise and then put like a plastic bag over your head. Although, I guess it can go all the way because then you'd suffocate. But, and then leave it for like 20 minutes or something, then you wash it out and apparently that kills them.
I think what I would do, I would probably start with that first. I would try that, but then if, you know, push came to shove, I don't value my hair that much. Like, let's just go out into a field, put on some of those, the person with the razor can put on some of those bee keeper suits, the apiarest suits, and just go to town on my head, and then probably burn the razor in the apiarest suit. And the lice can just go from the hair into the field, and they can live a happy, healthy life. I don't know, I don't imagine lice can just go from the hair into the field and they can live a happy, healthy life. I don't know, I don't imagine lice lived that long, but what happens, you know, obviously this is like what most people would probably do.
If you have really bad lice, if you just like go take a shower, do they just like survive? Because I imagine with all the, you know, water and scrubbing and stuff, is it just a situation where it's like, well, you can't get every single one and they'll reproduce. I don't know. I've never really researched this before. Having Lice, Lice, Shower. Having Lice was one of those things you saw
in children's shows or read about in books as a kid, but it never actually happened to me. And let's see, can hot water kill Lice in the shower? It seems like they won't drown. You actually have to burn them to death. And so apparently, just taking a shower doesn't work. So interesting stuff, man. Dude, lights are crazy.
We should have extinked those things a long time ago. Cuts by Q and you need to fresh do something stamp, you're new, call the experts at Cuts by Q and hey, if lights treatment, I know we always advertise a $20 flat rate, but if we're going to go through the hole, getting on the apiary suit, finding an open field, you know, you got to get some kindling to start a fire, if you're going to burn that stuff afterwards. Not to mention a tub of mayonnaise probably runs you what I suppose you'd want to use helmins for something like that. Five bucks, six, seven, if you do the jumbo tub. Now, hey, you might only use half of it, but, you know, we're still talking 3, 4 bucks probably.
So, all things considered doing my math, we're talking like 37, 99, I think, for headlight statement. So, I'll update the website when I get around to it. But, thankful for being down, thankful for the, cuts by Q, barbershop boutique. Okay, let's talk a couple things that I'm thankful for here on our Beentown podcast. Thanksgiving special. First and foremost, fresh vegetables.
Had some really nice carrots, a good crunch in my fried rice that I meal prepped this past Monday and had for supper this week. And you know, it was nice to have those fresh vegetables because when we were in Puerto Rico, it was like a very few fresh vegetables. Now, just kind of fresh much across the board, it's just sort of island living. But you know, it reminded me of how, and I was a kid too, and you know, we never had money to really have fresh vegetables for the most part. And you're constantly just you know it's like it'd be dinner time and you know mom or dad says hey come to the dinner table and you show up and it's really
just kind of like a bag of Doritos, some jolly ranchers and like some diet mountain dukes that's really like all you can afford you know when you're lower income growing up and so I think finally when I got to college, and I learned that there are like, oh, you could actually have tomatoes that were fresh. There's fruit that's fresh, and it doesn't come in like those dull cups with just all the pineapple juice and stuff.
And it's not just like juice concentrate, but you could actually juice vegetables yourself. And so when you can actually get fresh stuff, like grow it yourself from a garden, being able to have, like those fresh vegetables as an adult is something that I really appreciate now. So, you know, it's no shade to anyone. That's just the, you got to do what you got to do to support your family. But fresh vegetables makes a huge difference. The next thing on my list, Artisan Chieses. I was just kind of feeling inspired when I wrote it. I don't buy many Artisan Chieses, although I did buy a wedge of a
Bree at the grocery store this afternoon, get ready to make a nice fall harvest salad for a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. It's just a little spring mix with, excuse me, some chopped walnuts and dried cranberries and well the brie and then a nice little sauce. Got some serious belting going on over here of like honey mustard, like Dijon mustard, and olive oil and apple cider vinegar, you know, that kind of thing, just kind of bright, it's really gonna, it's really gonna elevate the walnuts, I think, and then in apple honey crisp apple and I got a smaller other one, like a Fuji or something to just dice it, slice it, nice and thin, that's a little, uh, you know, bright crunch. And I think that those apples in particular are really gonna soak up
the apple cider vinegar. And it's gonna be very light, very bright, very crisp. It's vegan, it's vegetarian, and it's gonna be delicious. So looking forward to making that tomorrow. But, artisan cheeses. Not just any cheese, it's gotta be artisan cheeses. Not just any cheeses, it's got to be artisanal.
ARTISINAL. I don't really know what makes something artisanal versus nonartisanal. If you ask me to define our, okay, let's do this. Everyone at home, email speedtompodgastatyahoo.com and get this speedtombeantompodgastatyahoo.com and this bean-town BEA-A-N-T-N podcast at yahoo.com without looking anything up. Give us your best definition of artisanal or if it's if the definition of artisanal is like comes from an artisan then give us your best definition
of artisan. I don't know what we're going to find when we do this Google search in a second here. If you I asked me right here right now, the point blank, what does it mean to be artisanal? I would say like made by hand, local, not mass produced, not in a factory. Basically, whatever the opposite of factory production is, that's what I think of when I think of like artisanal. It probably needs to be produced or crafted by the amish or the Menonites or any one of those sex, secs. Okay, define.
Let's find out here. So everyone, get your emails in. Define artisinal. Here we go. Per, oxfordlanguages.com. Relating to, I knew this was going to happen, relating to or character siphon artisan, okay, so we click on artisan, artisan, a worker, and a skilled trade, especially when that involves making things by hand.
Hey, I think we're pretty close. Sometimes there are fancy words like artisan where you try to come up with a definition and it's like halfway there, but you didn't really capture the spirit of it. I feel like we captured the spirit of the artisan with that off the top of my head definition. So I feel pretty good about that. Next thing I'm thankful for here on the Bean Tom podcast, that little thing that maybe has a name I don't know, but you wear, I never worn one, but I imagine I would be thankful for it.
And I am thankful for it, even if I am a used one, when you're for your harmonica, while you're playing piano or guitar, so that you can do like a little Bob Dylan action, you can be strumming and you can be playing. Harmonica is one of those things I got to figure out. First, I got to buy a harmonica. I think there are different kinds of harmonica, though, right? Like different tunings. And then I got to figure out how to actually make it sound good
because I've never tried to be good at playing harmonica and I haven't actually touched one or picked one up in probably 10 years. But I feel like it's one of those things that can't be that hard to at least like get comfortable playing one. There's only so many holes in people play them without their hands even. Your hands aren't even like doing anything
It's all like your mouth and what holes you blow into So it can't I understand there's a big difference between like just being able to produce a sound that you want and like actually being able to play music well, but It can't be that tough, right? like on the scale of Easy instruments to hard instruments. I think is probably at the bottom. I think harmonic is slightly above it. And then you get into like French horns, pretty tough, I've heard piano is a piano, I think is one
of the easiest instruments to like start to play and make sound from obviously, probably the hardest instrument though to master. You show me like a rock monon of piano sonata, like piano sonata 3 by or Concerto number 3 by rock monon off. And compare that to the though this was always my point of contention as a music student. I wasn't trying to like win any battles. I was just saying like I pick the hardest instrument over here. Yeah, anyone can like play jingle bells and ding out some notes and that's great. And it's a very
accessible instrument, which is awesome. But the like peak of the instrument, compare that, you know, to like the peak of any other instrument. I'll go toe- toe with a French horn with a trombone, with a violin, even those kind of like big, long, sappy violin conchertos or sonatas from DuVorac or whatever, like, no dude, you look at like a list son, or the Chopin, the Lads, and Scerity, or the Rockmon and off piano concertos, or Scrabbing, or any of those other Russian guys. It's not even close. The peak of this stuff is so difficult. It's insane.
Many rant over. But yeah, if I bought a harmonica, then I would have to buy one of those little things that hangs around your neck. So you could play the harmonica while you're playing piano without hands-free. Because your hands are going to be busy playing, you know, you could probably do like, what do you know? So when you play piano, it could share those and you're practicing, it's like the orchestra version gets rendered down to another piano component. So it's like, that's how you can practice. He's getting into practice with an orchestra,
if the practice with another pianist. But what if, on the piano, you played the orchestra part by yourself, but then you played the piano part on the harmonic. Now, obviously you can't do, you don't have 10 fingers, you just have one mouth to blow, but you could just do the melody. One mouth to blow sounds like a poor imperative as soap opera, which soap operas don't even really need,
like poor impurities to begin with, because there's a lot of tender smoochin already going on. But yeah, Rockmonon, Piano Concerto number three, on harmonica Curious what would come up if you did a YouTube search. I'll check in on that later. Let's move ahead here Anything barrel aged I don't think I've ever drank Aiton Taste did broadly anything that was aged in a barrel where I said man. I wish this wasn't aged in a barrel
I don't even really know what's going on inside of that barrel. You just put it in there. You have to mix it with other stuff. But man, I still think of the, I don't know why this is really like a formative memory for me, but right when my parents moved out to Oregon, I used to go with, you know, some frequency back when I was in college. And they shoots brewing out there. They used to, their tap room used to just be like, come do a free flight essentially. It wasn't like a full pour, you know, you'd probably get a bunch of like, it's probably like four or four hours pours or something like that.
But you just literally show up and get like a free, whatever it was, 16 ounces of beer. And we did that a couple times, and I remember once they had a release, a limited release of their Abyss beer, two of them, I think. And you could select any of the four in your flight. And I remember one, I think, where I was like an IPA, and then the Abyss, which is, I don't know,
probably like eight or nine percent, and then there are two limited releases where both barrel aged. And one was aged in rye barrels. And one was aged in, oh man, I don't even know something else. But just absolutely delicious rye and scotch, maybe variations on whiskey. And those things were like 12% something like that. And so you go there, you drink a free like 16 ounces total of beer and you're like, you're not drunk by the time you finish, but your your head's feeling pretty toasty as you walk out into the the crisp mountain air.
And ever since then I've been hooked on barrels. Okay, barrels of monkeys, donkey con, you know, whatever, you know, I love when you go to a brew pub and there are no seats, but there's like a barrel and you can just stand next to and put your drink on it. I feel like we don't, you know, we don't do that much with barrels in our society these days, but I would really love it. I feel like we were in, you know, San Juan a couple weeks ago, I guess just last week to the week before and we went to see some of the old Spanish forts there. You know, there's all sorts of cannons and ramparts, A-R-T. And that would be a good spot for some barrels, I think, frankly, to just have,
you know, to have a bunch of barrels rolling up and down would be nice. So yeah, anything barrel aged, I'm a big, big personal fan of moving into your Thursday night football. Look, I recognize the like, hey, I don't want to be like a addicted football is my only passion this time of year kind of guy. Like, Sunday's I got to watch Nights here. I was in football like I want to actively discourage myself from doing that. But I also recognize like, I really love watching football, man.
It fantasies fun. And even like last night, you know, after a kickball game watching with a bunch of, you know, friends and stuff at the bar. And it has like one or two fantasy players going, but I didn't have any money or anything, but it's just like fun to be around them and they're, you know, cheer in and then groaning and, you know, depending on what's happening in the game. And it's, it's Thursday night, man. It's like the start of the weekend almost
Sometimes you get some really crappy games, but even that it's it's kind of fun because there's so many It's look it's obviously fun when a primetime game that's all by itself is like a really solid game and fun to watch and entertaining I get that but there's also some level of charm when you get like bears versus panthers last week Excuse me, and it's just absolutely trash football. Because you're watching and it's like, these two teams do not deserve to be highlighted in prime time in any circumstance or instance, but we're getting to see this just two terrible coaches, two terrible teams and all there,
prime time glory, nothing else to distract you. You can't flip the channel over to the other, you know, Fox or CBS and you get, you know, like, bucking your Saints game, that's at least like high scoring and competitive. You got to, you got to sit through this. So even like last night, Mark Andrews out for the season, Joe Burrow out for the season, they get knocked out last night. Like, pretty terrible. And, you know, teams have to rush to play and get ready and stuff, and that's not fun at all. But you know what?
It's football. I'll watch it. I will say this. I hate when my team has to play in Thursday night. Football, the Vikings just said one game this year, and that was against the Eagles in week two. So we got it right out of the way, which was nice, because I hate.
And I frankly, I don't like having my fantasy players on Thursday night, either because the low of the low feeling of someone performing terribly is so much lower than the high feeling of someone performing very well. That's maybe that's just like a look into my psyche more than anything I don't know. But it's just fun to have on fun to have something to watch I guess especially here in Chicago and it's like This time of year real bad you got the bears not that I'm a bear Santa But just the you know the city who were who were rooting for the bears the
bowls and the black ox. So collectively, probably sitting around like a 250 win percentage, not very strong. Not good. I would say this, my technology is, but then I wanted to add something on top of that. That's not technology, but technologies that have died, that should have died years ago, but they haven't. So number one right here, MacBook Pro, baby, we're well into our, what are we on our 11th year now? Still kicking. I recognize at the beginning of the show, and I can't really control this,
I can't figure out why it is, but it's not new. It's been going on for years. It cuts out a little bit at the beginning of our episodes. So I'm not going to sit here and say, oh, this thing's perfect. No problems. But I think as it goes on and on, as you get into the show, it does just fine. So I don't have an explanation for that. It's not like something happens while I'm recording where I'm like, oh, that's going to be a skip or that's going to cut out. It doesn't look any different or anything. So it just is what it is. But MacBook Pro still going strong. My Amazon Fire tablet. So when I lived in Baltimore, when we started the show, I had a work sponsored iPad or work provided iPad. Obviously, how to give it up. When I moved back to Chicago and I just bought like a like a $35, $40 Amazon fire, I don't
even know what edition, nothing special at all. It's always been kind of slow, especially compared to an iPad. Like I remember talking to a friend of the show, Matthew Fether, like the summer I moved back and I'd had the tablet for like two weeks or something, it was super slow and I was like, this is not normal, what's going on? So can you ever use it to like watch the game
or stream YouTube or something? Absolutely not. But have I been playing tune blast on that thing? Well, I started when I lived in Baltimore on my iPad and then I lost my account. So I had to start a new one, Monty's Revenge and we are on what year five of that right now. Still killing it in tune blast.
And when I'm on flights, all, you know, we're not alive and stuff and I'll have to play my, my word puzzles in my unblock me games, but still going. It's still slow as hell, but it works. Cause it's not like, oh gosh, it's really slow now. No, it's just as slow as it was five years ago and it still works just fine.
The one other thing I want to mention that wasn't actually technology, but it's still going strong, my backpack. In fact, I have no idea who it was, what context it was like a stranger on the street or something, but maybe like a month ago, they were like, that's a nice backpack. Where's that from? And it caught me off-guard, because I don't think anyone has ever commented on my backpack before. But I was like, oh, it's just Swiss gear. And then, you know, we talked for a little bit. And made me think like I went to I think it was a dick sporting goods
with my mom and brother Jack At some point in it was like freshman year for me of high school maybe or sophomore year I remember what it was But we just bought those and they're not like cheap backbacks by any means But I think back then they're probably like 50 bucks a piece something like that.. We had the same backpacks. I think Jax long gone now. Mine is still going though. It was like freshman or sophomore year of high school I bought it and started using it. So I got you know 14, 15 years old something
like that. Half my lifetime ago. Literally half my lifetime ago. And it is still the exact same backpack. Nothing's really wrong with it. All the zippers work. There's like, it's been through a lot. It's been to multiple continents. It's just doing this thing. It's been on just a million flights. So shout out to the Swiss Gear backpack.
Probably the like greatest value I've ever achieved out of any item I've purchased in terms of like how much it costs versus the usage I've got out of it. I mean, that maybe comes on the train with me every single day. There's a, especially, you know, pre-COVID going to work, I would like sometimes bring my laptop home and you know how you have to have a back back sometimes not. Now it's every single day I bring my laptop home and you have to have a backpack sometimes not. Now it's every single day I bring my laptop home. That just changed during COVID.
So every single day it's working, it's doing stuff. Only every gets a break on some weekends. But even tomorrow I have to work that baby's coming downtown with me. So big shout out to Swiss gear, a couple more things here and then we'll finish with trivia. Pockets with zippers, especially as a runner, when you can like put your keys in a pant pocket
and then also zip it up, that's huge. Or even just me, because I'm so like, OCD is not the adjective I want to use, but like anal I guess there's a better word I'm trying to come up with, but like, do I always have my wallet? Always have my keys, I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.
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I've only had AirPods for a year now. Rachel got them for me. I noticed when I run in those pants with my phone in my left zipper pocket or any of the zipper pockets for that matter, it cuts out the Bluetooth, not like the whole time, but it's like every three seconds. It gets choppy. And I don't, I've experienced it like, what happens if I don't zip? What happens if I don't zip at all?
Halfway zip? And you get kind of varying results. But it's my only pair of pants that does that. I can't tell if it's just a zipper thing. It doesn't really make sense that the zipper would completely block it, right? I was a Google search that online. It's like, well, if it has to cross through your body,
well, it's doing cross through your body well. It's uh it's doing the same thing as any other pair of pants I wear so I don't really understand. We'll keep researching it. We got three more here. The cats versus dogs movie. You guys remember that one? What is that like 2002? 2003 something like that? It really was the golden age of live action animals that could talk. Stuart Little comes to mind. Was the cat snowball, a voice by Nathan Lane. But cats versus dogs was a really low budget movie where the kid stumbles into the basement of the house. It's like a secret dog, FBI headquarters, or something.
It's something like that. They're in this big war with the cats. The only thing I really remember from that movie is there's a scene where the cat secretly buys the kid and his parents a take it to a soccer match. And it's just like the two most random countries. It's like equatorial Guinea versus Chile or something. And they show up, they're driving to like the parking lot. And they show up and it's like a set up.
The parking lot attendant is actually a cat. And they get kidnapped. And I am, because I didn't, it just is one of those things that popped in my head when I was on my run today and I had to write it down. Cats versus dogs, trailer, save that for later, because I'm going to watch it and see just how outlandish this thing was. A penultimate item here, Wanka. It's going to be, it's going to be bad. It's going to be rough. Timothy, Shalamet, Hugh Grant plays a new Balloumpa. I don't understand, but I'm
grateful for it because I'm a total Wanka freak. Give me all your everlasting gobstoppers, your Augustus gloups. I always wanted to be in that room. They go into first in the chocolate factory where everything in there is edible. It's such a nice green pasture with like cool flowers and stuff and chocolate river and man, if they took maybe a gussahs cloop, knew something more than we did because maybe after you got sucked up into that pipe, he just got to spend the rest of his day in that room eating candy. Doesn't sound so bad, frankly, but huge wonk ahead over here. I don't know when it comes out, but maybe soon I suppose.
And then finally, because I, again, something random that popped into my head, but I did watch the full like three and a half minute YouTube video of this before we started recording just now. American Idol Finale shows. I was watching oh hello Rachel. Who is your favorite ever American Idol winner when you're grown up? Well you're thinking about that I'll just carry on to it okay. That's a good one. Yeah. What was her like final song do you have any idea? I don't remember her like, who was her runner up in that season? That's okay, that's like something I used to be able to recall all the way through, you know, season 8 or whatever, and I stopped watching, but like, who all the runner ups were carry underway? It wasn't, I don't remember it all,
I'll think of it in a little bit here. But those American Idol Finale shows were crazy. They were like two hours long. They would put them in like the Kodak theater, which is where they host the Oscars and stuff. And it was just, you know, they'd have special guest performances. There was that one season where they had the, the beckoning girl that her audition
and the good judge, Kara, Gugino or whatever name was. She was a judge for like two seasons. She came out in bikini in the crowd on wild. But those, those finale shows, they'd be like 15 minutes in. And Ryan C. Cress would bring the two finalists up and be like, okay, everyone hold your breath.
Here we go. We're going to announce the winner after seven more commercial breaks. And then they'd literally do another hour and a half of a show. And then it would just be, you know, it would just be, that would be the show. So, okay, here we go to wrap it up here before we get to Trivia, because now it's stuck in my head, Carrie Underwood. Let's see, 2005, let's see, what did she sing? She dominated the voting by a large margin per one of the producers after the fact During the finale she sang blessed the broken road by rascal flats
Okay, but this didn't tell me who was actually oh American Idol season four performances and results Wikipedia coming in clutch They know what I'm looking for Top two Bo Bice there we go. That's what I was looking for. Bow Bice. Real name Harold L. Wynn Bice, Jr. Born 1975. Let's see how this Wikipedia articles do. Post-Ital. Better than some. He has three albums, 2005, 2007, 2010.
Boy, I think we could have told you bow He has three albums, 2005, 2007, and 2010. Boy, I think we could have told you, BoBice's career was training in the wrong direction when his third album came out on 2010. It was just called three. And it sold 11,000 albums in the United States. That feels like not very much. 2010 is kind of the end of the BoBice Wikipedia entry with one exception in 2013 by saying the star-spangled banner of the NASCAR Feet of the Children 300
in Spartacan, Tucky. So we're now 10 years removed. Let's just do a last thing here. Quick Google search for a bowbice a seat as anything come up here. He does still have an official artist site that is active. Oh, you got to go to bowbice.com and look at this picture. That's a hell of a hat with the glasses. That's good stuff right there. The thing they're promoting, this is almost as bad as being TompottGas.com. The top thing they're promoting on bowbice.com is a concert on the porch,
Saturday, July 15th, 2023. So best deal day is what they're pushing there on that poster. I guess that was four months ago, okay? So that's not, it could be way worse. But there we go, bobaice. One guy, the website is really just a lot of like pictures of him. Sometimes he's singing, sometimes he's not.
This is very much like a bobebice made this at 2am, the morning kind of website. Good for him though, for keeping up with it. I, you know, it's not like, hey, you get second place in American Idol, then you have a career for life. That's not how that really works. That's always, to be honest, like how I assumed life worked when I was a kid. When you see Taylor Hicks wins American Idol and his Wikipedia article probably stopped after 2006. So this stuff happens. Okay, let's finish up here with our Thanksgiving trivia. It's going to be one of those trivia questions that you just kind of have to take a wild stab at. You can't really reason it out. But I
just came across a tidd I thought it was kind of interesting. The first ever Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there's there's two things and both of them are just wild guesses, but you see how close you can get First ever Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in this year, okay. There's question number one And I guess A clue I could give you would be roaring if we were playing that Whatever the name of that Espionage game is where it's like you have to do word association and your partner has to try to guess the words you were describing with the one word code words, I think is what it's called.
So there's your clue, I mean, that probably gives you a 10 year span that you can guess in. So take your guess, here it is. The bonus question is more interesting. I think the year was 1924, and this is really fascinating to me. So I think it was the first three years of it. There were no balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. It was still a parade, however. So what, who, what, who essentially walked in this parade? It was not people carrying balloons Who, who, what, who essentially walked in this parade? It was not people carrying balloons and your other clue is it wasn't people at all.
There you go. So no balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But this in stead. Okay, if you need a little bit more time, go ahead and pause. But the answer is animals from the Central Park Zoo. And I'll be honest, I didn't do additional research on this, but I want to later, because it's interesting. The parade, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,
from 24 to 27, I think it was first three or four Just animals Excuse me. I guess you had to have people I said it wasn't people You probably had to have people walking the tigers and the giraffes and the lice But yeah, it was animals that they got from the Central Park Zoo to do this stuff Walking all the way from the Brooklyn Bridge to Yankee Stadium. The Polo Ground is actually before Yankee Stadium. So pretty cool stuff. There you go. That's your Bean Tum Podcast. Trivia question of the day. Everyone, happy Thanksgiving.
Emails Bean Tum Podcast. Agahood.com. Let us know what are you thankful for. Go listen to Thanksgiving theme by Vince Garald, the rest in peace. And I've been listening to a lot of Bee Ge, a dare lately, Rest in Peace. She was a great Nashville jazz pianist who died last year. She's kind of, in my opinion, like the heir apparent to Oscar Peterson in terms of like,
she finds all those great American song books, Jerome Kern, and Sinatra, and all that stuff. And she puts them into you know jazz piano form just trios right just her her bassist and her drummer but she's spectacular she was a great artist dressed in pieces well goal is in if you want a suggestion BG Dare I got to New York New York obviously you know that song and then Old Man River which is probably one of the most famous like great American songs all times from a showboat, I think, by Jerome Kern. So good stuff there. Everyone, happy Thanksgiving,
have some trip to fan house from Turkey, watch the Vikings games Sunday night against the Broncos, and do some Black Friday shopping. We'll come at you with a new episode sometime next week, maybe preview some Black Friday deals after the fact. I don't know, could be fun. Everyone stay safe, stay staying, I'm just going to sit here. ndご視聴ありがとうございました