18. Crocs, Barry Bonds, VW Bugs

We add Crocs, Barry Bonds and VW "bugs" to the List of Every Damn Thing.

Phil and Jake continue their record-breaking streak of adding items to the List of Every Damn Thing by ranking the clog-like footwear known as Crocs, controversial home-run king Barry Bonds, and the Volkswagen Type 1 (aka "Beetle" or "Bug").

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SHOW NOTES:
  • In the episode, your humble hosts wonder what material Crocs are made of. It turns out to be a proprietary foam resin called Croslite.
  • Phil and Jake also speculate over where Crocs come from. Phil was closest when he said he thought they're from Boulder, Colorado; Crocs, Inc. is based in the nearby town of Niwot. All their manufacturing is outside of the U.S., though.
  • Here’s a Croc in chill mode, and here’s one in attack mode.
  • We weren't sure about the opening of AT&T Park (now Oracle Park) in relation to Bonds' steroid use and home run record-chase. It looks like Bonds started steroids in 1998, the baseball park opened two years later in 2000, and Bonds started breaking home run records in 2001. Here's an article about a book that traces the timeline.
  • We discuss a number of high-profile athlete doping stories, including Alex RodriguezLance ArmstrongSammy Sosa vs. Mark McGwire, and Jose Canseco (whose Twitter feed is wild).
  • Jake's great-grandfather Arky Vaughan is a hall-of-famer who's been called the second-best shortstop in MLB history (after Honus Wagner).
  • Here’s an article about the 1960s VW U.S. ad campaign that Phil references, and here's some info on the Hozbrenner (wood-burning) Beetles that Jake talks about.
  • The type of hat that Sherlock Holmes wears is called a deerstalker.



Below is the List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the most up-to-date list, go here):

  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. Prince - person
  3. Cher - person
  4. Donald Duck - fictional character
  5. Hank Williams - person
  6. air - substance
  7. Watchmen - comic book
  8. onions - food
  9. “Midnight Train to Georgia” - music
  10. sex - idea
  11. The Three Stooges - comedy act
  12. intro to “Back That Azz Up” - music
  13. dilapidated shacks - structures
  14. shirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lamé shorts & furry cha-cha heels - idea
  15. plants - life form
  16. handkerchiefs - accessory
  17. nail clippers - tool
  18. rye bread - food
  19. cubed ice - substance
  20. Antoni Gaudi - architect
  21. Run the Jewels - music group
  22. land - substance
  23. Charmander - fictional character
  24. A-shirts (aka “wifebeaters”) - clothing
  25. “Dancing Queen” - music
  26. Watchmen - TV series
  27. Jessica Rabbit - fictional character
  28. Volkswagon “Bug” - vehicle
  29. Cheech and Chong - comedy act
  30. “Tulsa Time” - music
  31. cold brew shandy - beverage
  32. Jersey Shore - location
  33. crows - animal
  34. sea - substance
  35. coffee - beverage
  36. Whoppers - food
  37. national debt - idea
  38. band t-shirts - clothing
  39. Crocs - clothing
  40. Ice Cube - person
  41. moist - word
  42. lightning rounds - idea
  43. generation ships - idea
  44. sardines - animal
  45. Tommy Bahama shirts - clothing
  46. Barry Bonds - person
  47. man-bun - hairstyle
  48. toe shoes - clothing
  49. “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” - song
  50. Watchmen - movie
  51. blood - substance
  52. Oreos - food
  53. The Last Starfighter - movie
  54. crushed ice - substance
  55. pigeons - animal
  56. Daylight Saving Time - idea
  57. sports team jerseys - clothing
  58. Josta - beverage 
  59. Gambit - fictional character
  60. Surge - beverage
  61. Double Stuf Oreos - food
  62. Jenny McCarthy - person
  63. Hank Williams, Jr - person
  64. QAnon - idea

The theme song for this episode is by Jade Puget.

Graphic design by Jason Mann.

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