67. In-N-Out Burger, Portmanteaus (w/ Matt Hock)

Matt Hock (Space Cadet / The Explosion) is back once again to help us rank the fast food chain In-N-Out Burger, and word-blending practice known as portmanteau on the List of Every Damn Thing.

Phil and Jake are joined by returning guest Matt Hock (from Space Cadet & The Explosion) to rank In-N-Out Burger, and word mash-ups aka portmanteaus on the List of Every Damn Thing.

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SHOW NOTES:
  • In the episode, Phil talks about @tweakseason on TikTok. Phil doesn't have TikTok but he has a summary of @tweakseason's activities on his desk every Monday morning. Here's a youtube compilation it's in the genre of "guy walking around NYC".
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser is a book about fast food in America. We read it a long time ago but we remember it was heavy on the Carl's Jr. One of the last chapters is about how everything they just said about how bad the industry is doesn't really apply to In-N-Out - they pay their workers better, produce better quality food, etc.
  • Shake Shack is a fast-casual hamburger chain based in NYC (which is now nationwide). According to Phil, the burger is better than In-N-Out but it costs three times as much. 
  • We mention Taqueria Diana in Williamsburg again. Go there.
  • Dick's is the place where the cool hang out. The swass like to play, and the rich flaunt clout. It's a burger place in Seattle. In an alternate universe it took off in popularity instead of In-N-Out.
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot is a Seattle-based rapper and HAM radio enthusiast.
  • Waffle House is an all-day breakfast chain based in the Southeast. When fights happen at Waffle House, they often end up on social media.
  • Veggie Grill is a vegetarian fast food chain on the West Coast, as well as in New York and Massachusetts. It’s pretty much wherever coastal elites like to be, and it’s good food.
  • Taco Time is a Mexican fast food chain in the western U.S., but not California.
  • El Pollo Loco deserves to be ranked later. It's Phil's favorite fast-food chain.
  • "Thighvertising" came up in Phil's search for portmanteaus. He admits Jake was right it should be called “adverthighsing”.
  • James Joyce coined the term “Scandiknavery” in Finnegan's Wake'. It's pretty specific but we’re looking forward to using it. 
  • Phil thinks “pegacorn is” a bad one because "Winged Unicorn" just sounds better.
  • Other portmanteaus discussed include “bodacious”, “throuple”, “guesstimate” and “chillax”.
  • After plugging his own shows, Matt makes sure to plug our good friend Dave Hause’s upcoming shows in November.

ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
Jesus Christ * Animal Style * French fries * anti-vaxxers * * Popeye’s chickenSteven Seagal * QAnon * war * the Jersey Shore * Alice in Wonderland * Pompeii * goats * Jessica Rabbit * skorts * jorts * jeggings * Watchmen (TV series)


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:

204. Jenny McCarthy - person
205. Jon Voight - person
206. Hank Williams, Jr - person
207. British Royal Family - institution
208. Steven Seagal - person
209. McRib - food
210. war - idea
211. cigarettes - drug
212. QAnon - idea
213. 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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