68. Dogs, Cats, Capybaras (w/ Dave Walsh)

Dave Walsh (Space Cadet / The Loved Ones / The Explosion) returns to help us rank dogs, cats and capybaras on the List of Every Damn Thing.

Phil and Jake are joined by EDT second-timer Dave Walsh (from Space Cadet, The Loved Ones & The Explosion) to rank dogs, cats and capybaras on the List of Every Damn Thing.

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SHOW NOTES:
  • We mention Dave’s previous band The Explosion, which he was in with friends-and-guests-of-the-pod and guests Matt Hock and Andrew Black. But we somehow fail to mention The Loved Ones, which he was in with other friend-and-guest-of-the-pod (and other Dave) Dave Hause.
  • We couldn’t find an image of Jake’s monkey-on-a-skateboard The Explosion t-shirt, but you should check out the other incredible artwork of Linas Garsys.
  • Phil has a bestiary, which is a book about all animals, translated from Latin by T.H. White (who wrote The Sword in the Stone and a lot of other things). You can read the bestiary here.
  • If you like dogs, Dave recommends the TV show Lucky Dog.
  • Poochie from The Simpsons is a dog who rocks the telly. He’s half Joe Camel and the third Fonzerelli. He’s a kung-fu hippie from the Gangster City. He’s a rapping surfer. You’re the fool he pities.
  • Here’s the scene from Snatch that Jake refers to.
  • Cats' eyes emit light rays. We don’t know if this is because of science or because of magic. Probably both. 
  • The CDC’s FAQ on toxoplasmosis doesn’t mention attraction to cats as a symptom, but it doesn’t refute it either. Jake suspects the Batman Returns version of Selena Kyle aka Catwoman has toxoplasmosis.
  • We talk about the 1980s cartoon Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats, which Phil only ever saw the second segment of growing up, because of the scheduling. The first segment was about Heathcliff doing the kind of things he does in the newspaper comic strip. The second segment was about a group of cats who lived in a junkyard, led by Riff Raff, an orange cat who wears a big white hat.
  • In South America, guinea pigs are frequently eaten, and are called cuy, probably named after the sound they make. Phil mentions seeing them in the frozen food section at Trade Fair supermarket in Astoria Queens, NY.
  • There was an escaped capybara in California, and friend-of-the-pod Victor made twitter for it.

ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
Boston Terriers * dog training * Boxer dogs * cops * Cherburritos * Pee-Wee Herman * Donald Duckcat scratch fever * dog dicks * Maus by Art Spiegelman * EMTs * rats * goats * E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial * Charmander


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. dogs - animal
  9. cats - animal
  10. Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character


BOTTOM TEN:

207. Jenny McCarthy - person
208. Jon Voight - person
209. Hank Williams, Jr - person
210. British Royal Family - institution
211. Steven Seagal - person
212. McRib - food
213. war - idea
214. cigarettes - drug
215. QAnon - idea
216. 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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