57. Game of Death, Food Poisoning, Triangle Pizza

We add the Bruce Lee movie Game of Death, food poisoning and triangle pizza to the List of Every Damn Thing.

Phil and Jake rank the posthumously-released Bruce Lee film Game of Death, food poisoning and triangle pizza on the List of Every Damn Thing.

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SHOW NOTES:
  • Throughout the episode, Jake mistakenly refers to the movie production company Golden Harvest as “Golden Era” which is actually the name of a vegan Chinese restaurant in San Francisco which has been around since before veganism went mainstream.
  • As Phil mentions, the recent Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker was produced after Carrie Fisher died. They spliced together various outtakes from the previous movies to make it look like she was in the movie. It didn't really work, how could it? Not much else in the movie did either although one exception was the chimpanzee with a welding torch.
  • We mention Rudolph Valentino. Here's some details about his death & funeral
  • Jake talks about the documentary Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey. Skip to timestamp 58:30 to watch the original Game of Death footage in full.
  • Colleen Camp has had a full Hollywood career including roles in Clue, Apocalypse Now and a couple of Police Academy movies. She was also in Smokey & the Bandit 3, which like Game of Death involved extensive re-shooting for the final product. The original was meant to have Jackie Gleason in both the roles of Smokey and the Bandit, but after the promotional material elicited negative reactions, they re-shot the Bandit scenes with Jerry Reed.
  • Phil started watching The Suicide Squad but it was too much gore for him. He's not prudish about that stuff but it's not fun for him anymore.
  • The Seven Little Fortunes was a group of child performers who included Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. Chan has said they'd get whipped if they didn't act right.
  • Shreddies are similar to Wheat Chex (Phil said Triscuits). Their Diamond Shreddies campaign is very clever and is very similar to Oops! all Berries but with more world-building. 
  • When Phil referred to “Oops! All Burnt Cheez-Its” of course he meant "extra-toasty Cheez-Its". They're the most requested flavor apparently. What we'd like is if they maintained some kind of fictional reason for why they were extra toasty like Oops! All Berries. Maybe something like "Dammit, we burned all the Cheez-Its!"
  • Sector pizza is what most people (except Jake) probably are thinking of when they say triangle pizza. It's a circular pizza that's been cut through the center four times at different angles so that each slice is straight on two sides and curved along the edge.
  • Circle pizza is a pizza that's just a circle with no cuts made into it or I guess if you took a pizza-cutter and cut circles out of a another shape of pizza.
  • The above two notes were written by a malevolent artificial intelligence, and as such are not part of Every Damn Thing canon. The current entry was written by a benevolent artificial intelligence so it’s cool.
  • Pizza in a Cup is from the best scene in The Jerk. It's pizza in a cup that Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin eat. It's sold at the carnival. At one time there were two competing Pizza in a Cup businesses at the carnival, until one drove the other out of business.


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):


TOP TEN:
  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. interspecies animal friends - idea
  3. sex - idea
  4. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  5. Prince - person
  6. It’s-It - food
  7. Cher - person
  8. Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character
  9. Donald Duck - fictional character
  10. Hank Williams - person


BOTTOM TEN:

180. Jenny McCarthy - person
181. Jon Voight - person
182. Hank Williams, Jr - person
183. British Royal Family - institution
184. Steven Seagal - person
185. McRib - food
186. war - idea
187. cigarettes - drug
188. QAnon - idea
189. transphobia - idea


Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.

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