82. Grilled Cheese, Tuna Melt, Turkey / Bacon / Swiss (w/ Andy Granelli)

Andy Granelli (The Distillers, Seized Up) is back to help us rank grilled cheese sandwiches, tuna melts, and turkey / bacon / Swiss sandwiches on the List of Every Damn Thing.
Phil and Jake are joined once again by Andy Granelli (The Distillers, Seized Up) to pump up the sandwich bandwidth by ranking the grilled cheese sandwich, the tuna melt, and the turkey / bacon / swiss sandwich on the List of Every Damn Thing.

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  • Phil claims that cat names don't really matter because cats are mostly called "kitty" anyways and they're indifferent to any name you give them. You should just name your cat a word that you enjoy saying into the air.
  • The Marvel superhero Wolverine will sometimes go undercover by wearing an eyepatch and calling himself “Patch”. This strains credulity because he has the most distinctive hairstyle ever. It's almost as if it's not real.
  • Lots of other types of sandwiches and sandwich-type foods come up in the course of this episode, including cheese sandwiches, melts, quesadillas, crab sandwiches and of course shit on a shingle.
  • The various sandwich fixins that get discussed include rye bread, pickles, onion rings, shredded lettuce and the delicious mouth-wrecking Dutch crunch bread.
  • The grilled cheese sandwich that Jake made in preparation for this episode was Atika cheese from Tomales Farmstead Creamery on Josey Baker Country Bread. He made it in his Breville air-frying toaster oven
  • For the record, ”Atika” means “two” in the language of the Coast Miwok people (Jake couldn’t remember the name of this local Native Bay Area tribe).
  • Robert’s Western World in Nashville is Jake’s favorite place to get a grilled cheese sandwich. The grill is right there behind the bar, and they totally don’t do the grilled cheeses on the same grill where they do the meat. In-N-Out grilled cheese (animal style) is usually pretty good too if it’s fresh off the grill, and Waffle House’s ain’t bad in a pinch either.
  • The place in New York City that specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches seems to now be a national chain called Melt Shop.
  • We shout-out some other sandwich purveyors during the episode, such as Nick’s Rockaway in Pacifica, CA, the Adeline Market deli in Burlingame, CA, The Bottle Shop in Ukiah, CA, and Woodhouse Fish Company & Molinari Delicatessen in San Francisco.
  • Main Street Wine & Cheese– also in Ukiah, which is itself of course in Mendocino County– is sadly now either a taqueria or a Quizno’s.
  • Jake couldn’t remember the fancy French-derived word for an open-faced sandwich. It’s “tartine”.
  • Recipe websites are some of the worst because to game search engines they put the recipes down below and don't let you just scroll to the bottom. They then put a long story about themselves at the top and a lot of javascript ads so that when you're trying to make the recipe, the content keeps moving. It's awful and they should be ashamed. SFgate.com is similarly maddening.
  • We continue the ongoing bread & butter pickle controversy that Jade Puget started back in Episode 78.
  • Tuna on pizza is very good, it gets crispy! Here's an example on a recipe website that's not that bad.
  • Are magic erasers made from crab shells? No they're not. Phil was wrong again!
  • Steve1989MREinfo is the guy Phil mentioned who unboxes old (sometimes extremely old) military rations and eats them.
  • Canadians wear poppies on Remembrance Day (November 11th).
  • Tulip mania is a classic case– maybe the classic case– of a speculative bubble. It's been thoroughly documented elsewhere but Phil enjoyed the movie Tulip Fever which takes you inside the tulip futures auctions in a way an economics textbook can't do.
  • Hetch-Hetchy water is the best water. People who live in San Francisco get it right out of their taps.
  • All the news article headlines about Andy’s bandmate Chuck Platt getting hit by a car cite his other band, not Seized Up (the one he’s in with Andy). We’re glad to hear Chuck is recovering nicely.

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).

  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. interspecies animal friends - idea
  3. sex - idea
  4. bicycles - tool
  5. coffee - beverage
  6. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  7. Prince - person
  8. It’s-It - food
  9. Doctor Doom - fictional character
  10. Cher - person


248. Jon Voight - person
249. Hank Williams, Jr - person
250. British Royal Family - institution
251. Steven Seagal - person
252. McRib - food
253. death - idea
254. war - idea
255. cigarettes - drug
256. QAnon - idea
257. 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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