92. Cops, Strips Clubs That Serve Food, Forest Bathing (w/ Chon Travis)

We're joined by Chon Travis (Love Equals Death) to rank cops, strip clubs that serve food, and the meditative practice of forest bathing on the List of Every Damn Thing.
Phil & Jake are joined by dear old pal Chon Travis (from Love Equals Death) to rank cops, strip clubs that serve food, and the activity known as forest bathing on the List of Every Damn Thing.

Find Chon on Instagram (@therealchontravis) and Facebook (chon.travis), and check out his band Love Equals Death (follow that link to find out their show dates)!

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  • The Cops television show was a reality TV show in which a camera crew followed police around. The police departments got final approval of what was included in the show but it was educational to see what police thought made them look good. 
  • District Attorneys are adjacent to cops, but aren't exactly cops.
  • Training Day is a movie about Denzel Washington as a bad cop.
  • Columbo is TV good cop who is completely non-violent and walks around being an unassuming disheveled genius and catching rich people who do murders.
  • Lethal Weapon is a movie about two cops, one of whom is a "Lethal Weapon" because he's suicidal.
  • Die Hard is a movie about an off-duty cop and an on-duty cop (who shot a child while on duty) learning to trust each other.
  • Beverly Hills Cop a movie about a cop from Detroit who goes to Beverly Hills and puts a banana in the tailpipe of cops there.
  • Movie cops are always good or at least necessary.
  • England is a country where cops don't carry guns.
  • We discuss gun ownership. In the USA, 3 in 10 adults say they own a gun. It's something like 40% of men and 20% of women.
  • RoboCop is another movie about cops in which the police force has been privatized. It's fantastic and Ronny Cox from Beverly Hills Cop is fantastic in it as Dick Jones.
  • The Pinkertons were founded as a sort of private police force to crush labor.
  • Rod Lavers shoes are Adidas sneakers named for the great Australian tennis star Rodney Laver. The Australian Open is played in an arena named for him as well. They're fantastic shoes but the best ones are white and it's hard to keep them clean.
  • Firefighters are people who fight fire. When Phil imagined a fire that hated firefighters he was thinking of a little stinker like this guy.
  • Clowns are people trying to make other people laugh.
  • Commandos are special military units.
  • Theodore Roosevelt was a US President and an extremely colorful character who's personally responsible for a lot of death and pain. 
  • The Last Starfighter was a nice little movie that's somehow never been remade. It's about a kid in a trailer park who, by virtue of being good at video games, gets recruited into an interstellar war.
  • Howard the Duck is a movie about a duck who falls in love with Lea Thompson.
  • Capitalism is the system we live in that makes ethical consumption impossible.
  • Middle school is a necessary evil, a place to put young teens.
  • Gambit is a fictional character, a superhero and member of the X-men. He wears a long trench coat and a weird thing on his head.
  • Hoarders is a TV show in which the pain and mental illness of real people is mined for cheap thrills. 
  • Steven Seagal is a movie star who's been credibly accused of sexual assault and has incredibly accused himself of being a yogi, a holy man, a secret agent, a Navy SEAL & a martial arts master.
  • The British Royal Family are pretty bad.
  • Jon Voigt had been really good in a lot of films. He's as low as he is almost entirely because he said some stuff Phil & Jake didn't agree with. Phil even liked his accent in Anaconda.
  • Jenny McCarthy is pretty low on the list because she has some trash opinions.
  • 48 Hrs. was followed by a sequel, Another 48 Hours. The second sequel, 127 Hours, is a big departure for the franchise.
  • Flashdance is probably underrated by us. Karina Longworth went into why in a recent episode of You Must Remember This.

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


283. cops - people
284. British Royal Family - institution
285. Steven Seagal - person
286. McRib - food
287. Hoarders - TV show
288. death - idea
289. war - idea
290. cigarettes - drug
291. QAnon - idea
292. transphobia - idea

Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.

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