32. Steve Jobs, Wool, Rod Lavers

We add Steve Jobs, wool and Adidas' Rod Laver shoe to the List of Every Damn Thing.

Phil and Jake insert a few new lines of code into of the List of Every Damn Thing by ranking Apple founder Steve Jobs, the fabric wool and the Rod Laver shoe by Adidas.

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SHOW NOTES:
  • The documentary Jake watched is Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. It's pretty good.
  • Here’s the New York Times obituary for Jef Raskin the “Father of the Macintosh” (he died in 2005).
  • When demonstrating his vast knowledge of the cotton gin, Jake forgets that the main function of it was to separate the seeds from the fibers. Here’s an ancient educational film that shows how the machine worked (and plays pleasant music while depicting backbreaking plantation labor).
  • We talk about planned obsolescence (as seen in Apple products), though we never call it that.
  • We mention that Apple contracts with Chinese companies that have poor working conditions. We don’t say it by name, but the company we’re mainly referring to is Foxconn.
  • Much has been written about Stan Lee & Jack Kirby's partnership, by people who know a lot more than we do. One such person is Abraham Reisman, who just wrote a biography of Lee that deals with it.
  • Here’s some pics of Jobs’ car parked in disabled-only spaces.
  • The cashmere worn by Phil was probably mushy to the touch.
  • When Phil says in the episode that he likes moths, he's thinking of the little ones in North America. But he later found this pic of an Australian moth and reconsidered.
  • Rod Laver was one of the first modern athletes (along with René Lacoste & Fred Perry) to have a clothing deal.
  • The Australian Open is one of the major tennis tournaments along with Wimbledon, the US Open & the French Open. Naomi Osaka is the current champion of the Australian open. The French Open is really called the Roland-Garros tournament: it's named after a WW1 fighter ace.  
  • Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter is kind of based on the villain in The Most Dangerous Game.
  • Alex R. Thomas & Co. was a pear-packing company where Phil and Jake (and many other people in our hometown) had summer jobs. The business closed about ten years ago.

ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
salads * Oops! All Berries * Apple Inc. * NeXT * personal computing * Mac vs. PC * iOS vs. Android * iTunes * QWERTY keyboards * tax avoidance * Bob Dylan * Woz * Breakout (video game) * philanthropy * California Buddhists * Ice Cube * Barry Bonds * Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure * Bill & Ted Face the Music * the "Little Bo Peep" look * sheep * synthetic fabrics * eggs * super-submitters * Phil’s creaky chair * Rod Laver Arena * shoe collectors * toe shoes * Boxer dogs


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. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  3. Prince - person
  4. It’s-It - food
  5. Cher - person
  6. Donald Duck - fictional character
  7. Hank Williams - person
  8. air - substance
  9. Watchmen - comic book
  10. onions - food
  11. “Midnight Train to Georgia” - music
  12. sex - idea
  13. Rod Lavers shoes - clothing
  14. Star Wars - media franchise
  15. Boxer (dog breed) - animal
  16. ducks - animal
  17. firefighters - people
  18. Shakira - person
  19. The Three Stooges - comedy act
  20. Christmas trees - seasonal decoration
  21. puns - idea
  22. Trading Places - movie
  23. intro to “Back That Azz Up” - music
  24. The Truman Show - movie
  25. dilapidated shacks - structures
  26. shirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lamé shorts & furry cha-cha heels - idea
  27. plants - life form
  28. handkerchiefs - accessory
  29. nail clippers - tool
  30. rye bread - food
  31. snare drums - instrument
  32. saxophone in rock - music
  33. cubed ice - substance
  34. Antoni Gaudi - architect
  35. Run the Jewels - music group
  36. Popeye - fictional character
  37. land - substance
  38. Carthage - location
  39. Charmander - fictional character
  40. Popeyes chicken - food
  41. wool - material
  42. A-shirts (aka “wifebeaters”) - clothing
  43. “Dancing Queen” - music
  44. Watchmen - TV series
  45. Jessica Rabbit - fictional character
  46. Volkswagen “Bug” - vehicle
  47. Sorry! - game
  48. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - movie
  49. Cheech and Chong - comedy act
  50. “Tulsa Time” - music
  51. sriracha - food
  52. brief - idea
  53. cold brew shandy - beverage
  54. Jersey Shore - location
  55. crows - animal
  56. sea - substance
  57. coffee - beverage
  58. video games - medium
  59. eggs (chicken) - food
  60. Whoppers (candy) - food
  61. national debt - idea
  62. band t-shirts - clothing
  63. Crocs - clothing
  64. Ice Cube - person
  65. wind chimes - decoration / instrument
  66. moist - word
  67. Nerf guns - toy
  68. lightning rounds - idea
  69. zipper jeans - clothing
  70. generation ships - idea
  71. seedless watermelon - food
  72. sardines - animal/food
  73. Triscuits - food
  74. peanut butter ice cream - food
  75. Top Ramen - food
  76. whale tail - animal appendage
  77. Tommy Bahama shirts - clothing
  78. Trouble - game
  79. commandos - people
  80. no-show socks - clothing
  81. zipper jeans worn with no underwear - situation
  82. Monopoly - game
  83. Barry Bonds - person
  84. man-bun - hairstyle
  85. toe shoes - clothing
  86. “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” - song
  87. Watchmen - movie
  88. blood - substance
  89. Oreos - food
  90. calamari - food
  91. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - movie
  92. Steve Jobs - person
  93. Bill & Ted Face the Music - movie
  94. The Last Starfighter - movie
  95. crushed ice - substance
  96. pigeons - animal
  97. Daylight Saving Time - idea
  98. rats - animal 
  99. capitalism - idea
  100. sports team jerseys - clothing
  101. Josta - beverage 
  102. Gambit - fictional character
  103. Surge - beverage
  104. Double Stuf Oreos - food
  105. Jenny McCarthy - person
  106. Jon Voight - person
  107. Hank Williams, Jr - person
  108. McRib - food
  109. cigarettes - drug
  110. QAnon - idea

Theme song by Jade Puget. Audio mastering by Luke Janela. Graphic design by Jason Mann.

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