Episode 342 – Essential Industries, Bars and Restaurants, Making Drinks at Home and More

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Week two of the stay-at-home version of our podcast, and we’re diving in on what is and isn’t an essential industry, pondering if the bar and restaurant industries will ever recover, and of course the news, events, and information that caught our eyes over the past week…

 

Speaker 1:

Hey, this is episode 342 of the one and only IT in the D show. We are broadcasting live from our respective rooms. Apparently we have a Corrine pod and we need to come up. We need to come up with a good name. The pod and teen or the the the corner both terrible. Oh, I know is we have a, we have a higher budget that Jimmy Kimmel and we’re going to be, we’ve got like 25 stories this week. It should be a, again, we’re all, we’re all in quarantine and we’re all going a little bit stir-crazy. Randy’s in the white claws and it should be a fun one. Dave, you may fire what’s happening and this is it in the D show, episode 342 we are broadcasting live in our living rooms and our basements and our places. Uh, this is Bob, the sales guy. That is Dave the geek.

Speaker 1:

Randy at do the Twitters is figuring out which camera angle is suitable for him and the D. dot. Com and goose favor. Give us a like on the socials and subscribe to us everywhere. Fine cloud guests are sold yet. Hey, this is usually a where I tell you what are all of our upcoming events and that kind of stuff. And there ain’t none where we’re all, we’re, Oh, I’m sorry. Ready? Were you waving or what do you want? I’m just trying to fix a light. Oh, I didn’t know you were trying to get the mother of God my profile. Yeah. No, no events. We’re not doing anything. It’s not happening. I looked around, there was some people doing virtual networking and it’s, it’s a, it’s a shit show. They’re terrible. They’re terrible. Like it’s one thing. Yeah. I don’t mind. Like, you know, we have a, I have a standing call every morning.

Speaker 1:

I work with like 28 people. Right. And it’s the Brady bunch thing, but it’s like there’s one person talking, you read the speak, you go like this, and then you go, Oh. Then everyone stops. You know what I mean? Yeah. It works. But like for networking it’s like, Oh, here’s Bob. Hi, my name is [inaudible]. Hi everyone. Well, yeah, it’s hard to have, you know, and yeah, you can’t have like 37 random conversations going on in a room cause you no, that’s what I, that’s why I kind of made, made the thing going, Hey, if you haven’t met someone, don’t sell them something. Just you know, invite them to do something like this. Like there’s nothing, you know what the hell else you got to do. Right.

Speaker 1:

Next thing is, um, you know, my wife went for a walk. We have a bike path that’s connected to like a city park and all the playgrounds stuff’s roped off. It’s not like we’re taking our kids though. Right. But just to go for a walk, get some air. I guess the pads were packed like every, like in droves. It was wait and when was this? This was Saturday. Midday. Okay. Cause like I did, I the weirdest thing, like I ran out real quick to grab some smokes today and I’m trying to figure like, I’m trying to figure out like why were there, it seemed like there were a lot more cars on the road than there have been in previous days. And I was like ours and the road that they’re driving crazy, like someone, someone called me and they were driving because they had to go get something and they’re like, I just got passed by someone going a hundred miles an hour down 12 mile. Like

Speaker 3:

it did the same thing. Yeah. Cause I did. I went up to the little seven 11, you know, right at that, right at the corner, 15 mile and, and watched somebody, you’re probably doing a good 70, 80 miles an hour whipping through food. And I’m like, w like did I miss an announcement? Like are there actual zombies now that we’re trying to get away from? Like what, what, what’s going on?

Speaker 1:

There’s no one on the road. Well, yeah,

Speaker 3:

yeah. Don’t, don’t be that guy that was in that car chase. Uh, although Hey, God bless him for a number one stealing a Kia. Uh, and the number two leading the police on an hour long chase that they couldn’t stop before things shattered. Get that tree dude. It basically cut in half. Yeah, it just flew.

Speaker 1:

That’s the, that’s the content. There was another one today, like a red car. It’s almost like they’re going, like the news is like we’re sick of talking about Corona. I’m here, here’s $1,000, go on a high speed. So we got some pull and some viewers. Yeah. What else could do? Um, so speaking of that, like, so you know, I’m a, I’m a pretty die hard sports guy. I love my baseball and my football in my hall and my soccer and my, all the things and they’re talking about doing fabulous sports and I’m, I don’t know what to make of it.

Speaker 3:

So isn’t that like non-alcoholic beer and, and no salt, saltines. And

Speaker 1:

this was WrestleMania weekend. Oh, that’s right. Yeah. Yeah. In my, in my house, it’s the super bowl.

Speaker 3:

Huge as is with that chat the entire weekend. I, I thank God I figured out how to mute messages.

Speaker 1:

No, because it always falls in Mark’s birthday. So we always get together, get us a big, big cheese and we all, you know, maybe like two or three people come over right also. And Oh, I’ve been over for it before. Yeah. But it was, it was, no, hold on. There was one fan. There was actually, it was so it was, so let me paint the picture. If you haven’t seen it. It was done in a WW performance center, which is like their school warehouse where they keep like all the sets and all the stuff. It’s like some meeting room. So at least it wasn’t like in a big empty arena. No, no, no. There was no seating. Um, but there was one, it’s called big ass fans. You’ve seen them right at like industrial, like, um, big, huge, it’s a big huge ceiling fan.

Speaker 3:

Oh, like the uh, like the ones they’ve got at like a Detroit shipping company. The one like those big ass ones that are, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Right. So there was one of those, so that was the running joke is there was actually one fan in it,

Speaker 4:

uh,

Speaker 1:

[inaudible] yourself. I could have been worse. It couldn’t have been worse. Like the people come out, nobody’s cheering or booing. Like, like the one match was like a 35 minute, like iron man, whatever match. Like, you know, whoever doesn’t know pin fall, it’s whoever stays down 10 count and they were hurt so bad, they were grunting. Like all you heard was grunt, eh, and the rips. And it’s like this is awkward. Here’s the kicker. For the first time in history, they put on two cinema cinematic matches. Now what does that mean? So like it went to like a movie set and there was like scary, like the undertaker. Okay, wait past his private like Aja styles, who’s like in his prime, um, was setting like a movie set and like he comes rolling up in a motorcycle and there’s like flames shooting out at the bar and throws them in the ditch.

Speaker 1:

Again, wrestling is soap operas for do to, would never admit they watch soap operas. I, yeah, it was, it was amazing and it was bad. You didn’t know if you should be entertained or if it was the worst thing you’ve ever seen in your life. Well, so, and just everything in between. We have intentionally, just for as much as I’ve been around wrestling, you know, cause of you and been to matches and all that kind of stuff. Like, like I like in my head, I don’t even understand how fabulous matches work because I mean like so much of it for the guys is feeding off the energy of the crowd or playing to the crowd or you know, the whole heel face thing and interacting with the crowd and going through every scenario in my head because I’m like, okay, I hate the laugh tracks.

Speaker 1:

Right. And could I watch like soccer that like the, the, the almost like the best part of the soccer matches when the fans start singing and like jumping and yeah, it just adds like D, D, uh, Detroit city football club, like, uh, UCFC the best part of the game. Like the soccer is good. Yeah. But like the whole fan interaction part is like, makes it a thing. So like that’s why, yeah. So like all of a sudden it’s like, and the winner of the match and like, you know, they crown, like, they changed every belt. So like you expect like just pumping like, Oh my God, everybody’s cheering and you know, and it was crickets and you’re like, that was weird. So I guess segwaying to speak of weird, um, and, and mostly empty places. Uh, I guess Walmart and a few other stores have now put caps on.

Speaker 1:

How many people can be in their store at any given point in time? Target Saturday because I buy groceries and apparently Meyer is closing at 6:00 PM on the weekends now. Uh, target was the only thing open at eight o’clock. So right up front of you, as soon as you walk into the store it says we have unlimited this many people. TP is in stock, hand sanitizer is auto stock. Paper towel is out of stock. Okay. We’ll well D and T to your point. Yeah. To your point, Bob, I mean, I’m glad to see him do it because there are so many idiots that are well on board. Go ahead and just browse around the store. Oh no. Keep your ass home. Yeah. Yeah. Or walk around, walk to the park and back from the block. Walk your dog. I’m like, you know, it shouldn’t a thing like send one person from your family or you know if you’re single, you know what I mean?

Speaker 1:

I don’t understand if you’re a single mom with like three kids under eight, I can understand having to bring, because you can’t get a shipped order to save your life. Right? Yeah. There are no delivery windows ever. Right. That’s like my only thing I would ever be like, okay, like you got a pass from me. But other than that in one person, run in, run out, get in, get out, you know, have a list. There’s a great idea. I have a list. Even, even, even though they might not have half the items on your list, at least.

Speaker 1:

Oh dude. The worst thing I want, I got the worst thing I watched this weekend. I thought WrestleMania was worse. I’m on Fox sports one on Sunday afternoon. They just showed NASCAR on Xbox. Shut up. What? No, they did not. Yeah. So like all you’re seeing is the cars going around and I’m thinking it’s like an old, you know, I don’t watch NASCAR. Right. It’s how I think. And then all of a sudden they show like, like a picture and picture boxers, like a kid in his living room with a steering wheel and like hands and closer. And I’m like, Oh my God, those are digital

Speaker 3:

dude. That is the greatest thing. And I thought there was one of the comments that I saw about WrestleMania is that it would have been better had they just had the wrestlers playing themselves in the deputy [inaudible].

Speaker 1:

Yeah. You know, and then there’s like, then I’m watching another and there’s like Madden, like just kids playing mad and it’s like,

Speaker 3:

and this is where we are in the world today,

Speaker 1:

you know, like, but here’s the thing, like, I don’t get, like, you can’t still, like, why can’t you do NASCAR? You’re in your car. Don’t they have drive-by? Like parents are doing drive by birthdays, but I mean, you got the pit crews and you’ve got, you know, got, you know, God forbid there’s an accident, they’ve got to have a response team and all that kind of stuff. Um, so yeah, I mean, it’s not, yeah. You know, I get why they’re doing what they’re doing. Yeah. Once again though, I got also say, um, thoughts are with, uh, everyone like that got affected financially through all this. And, uh, and you know, uh, keep your heads up to all the medical people out there. I know a lot of them are, got a lot of family members that are frontline, um, losing their minds and, uh, just, you know,

Speaker 3:

yeah. One of the, uh, one of the regular participants, I mean, my niece a is a nurse, uh, who, I mean I’m, I’m proud of her, but I’m scared for her cause I mean, she just passed her critical care certification today. Uh, you know, which means now she can go ahead and dive in on all that nonsense. And you know, one of our, uh, one of our regulars for the zoom bar chat nights that we do, um, is a critical care nurse, uh, at Beaumont. Uh, and just, you know, the stories that you’re hearing, I mean, you know, the got, I mean, nurses walked out of Sinai grace last night downtown or two nights ago.

Speaker 1:

I heard that was a little bit of a little column, a little column B here. That wasn’t a walkout. I heard it was like end of shift and they had like a meeting together. Um, well cause it wasn’t, I think one of the results was the day shift wound up staying on for 24 hours or longer. Yeah. And it was a, it wasn’t a walkout like a strike, but it was like they were wheel reworked. Oh. And I do it and I, and I get it

Speaker 3:

reading, you know, the situations that they’re dealing with and you know, they were talking about, you know, one nurse taking care of at least 20 to 25 patients each. I mean that’s, yeah. I mean it’s these, and yet they’re still people that don’t take this seriously and think it’s all a joke and a hoax and caused by cell towers.

Speaker 1:

Well, at this point, like we talked about like last week, I think when we talked about this week is going to be the week where we’re one away knowing someone that has died from this. Oh no, that hit last week. Yup. Yeah. And I’m, I’m, there’s way more, you know, I’m about a dozen people now that I’m one away from, you know, that they’re their grandma or someone, you know,

Speaker 3:

I mean, there are, there are people that have shown up at our events before that are now no longer with us. I mean, it’s, it’s a thing. I mean, it’s, I, yeah, like I said, I don’t understand. I, I truly don’t understand why people aren’t taking this seriously. I mean, you know, you see, you’ve got, you know, the, you know, I mentioned this last week, you know, if, if them canceling the auto show, uh, and turning Kobo into, you know, a mobile medical unit didn’t hammer it home. Uh, you know, motor city comic con has now canceled and Oh, guess what, they’re turning the suburban showcase into a mobile medical unit. Um, I mean, it’s, this is no joke, especially here in Southeast Michigan. Like, you know, the, I, I can’t remember we dove into this at all last week or not, but like, you know, nobody’s talking about the statistics and the relative percentages and that kind of stuff from a per capita perspective, like, okay, great.

Speaker 3:

Yeah. Like we’re what number three? I believe now we’ve, we’ve bumped up one. Um, and OK, so New York. Yeah, they have a lot more cases, but okay. So you’re, their epicenter is in New York city, which has, you know, six odd million people in it. Um, you know, our epicenter is Detroit, which has 600,000 and change in it. Uh, so we should only have 10% of the cases that they’re seeing. And that’s not what we’re seeing. Uh, and yeah, I mean it’s like Southeast Michigan. I think the latest projection I saw said that the, uh, the peak here in the area is supposed to hit now while I was supposed to be what was supposed to be motor city comic con weekend. They’re projecting it for the 16th, if I recall correctly of may.

Speaker 1:

You know, and I don’t want to be, don’t misconstrue this the wrong way, but you gotta look at what happens when like the day we’re done with all of this and we can go back to our lives, what’s going to be left because what’s going to be the new normal, what? Not just the new normal but like you’re talking about AMC movie theaters might close matches one, all all of them. Yeah. That’s scary. They one of the biggest chains in the nation. Yeah. Yeah. I mean that’s where you go, right? Um, yeah. Logan steakhouse now, but that’s like a hot spot. But they, there’s like what 600 restaurants DBA here. You say that don’t, I said don’t let DBA hear you say that. Oh, he likes the other so good though. They’re gone. Like they’re done. He couldn’t, you know, and I know the government’s trying to do like these loans and like payroll loans and like are the workers going to come back? Like if you were in a super shitty, like is it going to be like just fricking free for all application? Like the one, like if you were like in the service industry, well, I mean, you, you think about it, I mean, well, and here’s the other

Speaker 3:

part of that. I mean, I’ve seen a lot of posts from a lot of people, uh, whether it’s in, uh, just, I mean in my Facebook feed or like in, in different, you know, groups that I’m in where this has been an eyeopening experience for them. And, and not necessarily just service industry people where, Hey, this may not be what I want to do when I grow up after all. And I’m, I’m thinking real hard and heavy about a career change.

Speaker 1:

What else are we doing besides sitting home and thinking like, I can only watch so much shit on. I mean, I’m, I’m experimenting with new drinks. That’s what I’m doing. That’s, I finally made my last playlist on Spotify. I’m spent, I’m done. I got nothing else.

Speaker 3:

So I dunno if you saw, I tagged you in a post, actually speaking of your, of your playlists. Uh, you know, they’re talking about, you know, penguin con, uh, was unfortunately canceled a couple of weeks ago and we talked about that. Uh, but they’re planning on doing a virtual con, uh, that weekend where they want the, uh, you know, if you’re a presenter and you know, you had, you know, submitted a topic and all that kind of stuff, they want you to, um, if you want to still go ahead and do it. Uh, so I responded and said, yes, we would because what else are we going to do? Uh, and, and exactly. Uh, and you know, one of the, and one of the things I asked, I said, Hey, this is what the post I tagged you. And I said, so, Hey, Bob did a killer job and put together the eighties playlist that he would have used at the room party that night. What about our virtual room party? And they were like, Oh my God, yes, yes. Perfect. Great. Yeah. Do that, do that. Do. So, I mean we may do one of these and you know, let’s zoom a couple of people in and throw it out on Facebook live and let people comment and chat and, and, and have your playlist rolling in the background and we’ll see what happens.

Speaker 1:

And again, I think it ended up four hours, 40 minutes. Yeah. I know I missed a couple of songs, but whatever, you know, it was like one of those, like it was another one of those words. You have like the same song playing like five times in a row at the end of the night cause you’re passed out. I went back and forth. I didn’t know how to mix cause I was so drunk and I was doing, it’s tricky and like one other, that’s what it was. Yeah it was cause it’s tricky. Kept coming back over and over and over. The guy looking at me going, dude, what are you doing? I finally snap to and I go, Oh wait, I mixed out.

Speaker 3:

So it is, I mean, keep an eye on, uh, you know, for the penguin con. Dot org. Uh, so that is the last weekend of April that’s going be going on, uh, with a bunch of virtual presentations and uh, yeah, I’m kind of excited. I hope that goes well for him.

Speaker 1:

Have you been watching a late night TV by any chance? And I’m not talking about like channel 38. I’m talking like, like the tonight show and like, you know,

Speaker 3:

did I have know? I’ve been watching um, uh, the daily, a social distancing show. Uh, and that’s painful. Like Kimmel, like them just sitting in there, them just sitting in their living rooms with no audience, no reactions, no anything, but they still have that beat where it’s, Hey, I dropped a funny joke and now I’m waiting for the laugh and there’s no laugh coming. So it’s just an awkward boss.

Speaker 1:

Camel’s like, it was weird because everybody thought he’s in front of a green screen, but it’s just this couch in his shitty wallpaper and like he has like his kids drew crayon for like the intro and I’m like, dude, we have a microphone. We had a bigger budget. Like, like I don’t get like, and he’s like, he sounds hollow, which means he’s talking, they don’t even have a mic. Right. It’s like he’s getting, it’s getting shot with like a, Oh, this is wife with a fricking iPhone. Like I felt stupid just having a webcam on my laptop. Like at least you guys got Mike’s. But like, they got nothing. Nothing. Zero.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, dude, I, I, it’s, it’s bizarre. I mean, and I get it. I mean, everybody’s, you know, kind of trying to, I mean, this was a big crunch and scam a scramble. I mean, look at us. I mean, it was, you know, that Monday night before we closed the studios, you know, I was texting with you, you know, late at night, I was talking with Jamie and Matt till one 30 in the morning and then it was, okay, that’s the decision now what, you know, granted it, you know, and it did, I mean, it took a couple of days to get the kinks worked out with getting all this stuff up and running properly and making sure that everybody was still going. But yeah, you would think people that have like a production crew and all that kind of stuff can pull shit together a little bit better than that.

Speaker 1:

No, but even like Wayne’s world worked in the basement, it wasn’t like you don’t need a laugh track. I was trying to get it like, it just, it just bad. I don’t know what like they, are they trying to like outbound each other? Is that like a joke in Hollywood?

Speaker 3:

Is it, it’s the inside yet. It’s the inside joke that they’re all running.

Speaker 1:

How shitty of a show can we produce? Like they have staff of writers of like a hundred, like, like Fallon and Conan little, it’s not like this is like a, it’s just me. You and Randy like this.

Speaker 3:

Yeah. Just bouncing emails back and forth with each other. Um, but uh, so to speak. I mean, I mean since we’re here on the platform, we might as well talk about it. Um, especially since it happened to our Northville studio. Uh, cause they did it wrong. Um, so something to keep in mind, folks, when you are doing a zoom meeting like this. Uh, and a link gets shared out to you, like through calendar invite or whatever else. Um, do not share that link anywhere else. Like, Hey, like you don’t, that’s not the only if you can, if you’re gonna go like Facebook live, you don’t post that. You don’t post your zoom link on Facebook and go, Hey, join us for a chat. Because that then gives everybody access to your zoom chat, which you don’t want because zoom bombing is, is a thing that’s going on right now.

Speaker 3:

And like I said to the guys down in Northville where, um, they did and it was just a slip, uh, they, they, they thought they were sharing the, the link to their Facebook video. Um, and instead the link to the zoom went out and it took all of a, I believe they said 13 seconds, uh, before they were flooded with, uh, at least eight people that were sharing, uh, streams from PornHub, uh, and other, a porn site and like in like really, really, really hardcore, nasty stuff on, it’d be like Duke was joining and going high. And it’s just not what I ended up. People just catching your link. Oh no. There are coordinated efforts, coordinated efforts to zoom bomb.

Speaker 3:

So, okay. It’s funny, but like their biggest target is schools, dude. Like, you know, you want you, you know, you want your kids sitting there, you know, doing a chat about, you know, art or history or whatever. And some jackass comes in, you know, streaming porn. No, that’s not cool. Like, and if people need to find better hobbies, like I get it, we’re all bored. Take up whittling, like get yourself a knife and a piece of wood, do something. Nobody’s got even like a funny troll. Like what are you gonna Oh, I got this group of kids. Yeah, exactly. I, I violated federal and interstate laws by showing porn to children. Great. And now, now, but yeah, so I mean do, do keep that in mind. Um, and I, and I’ve been talking to our shows about it too, that Hey, you know, if you want, you know, the, the resume room, you know, and like, just people don’t quite get how this stuff works sometimes.

Speaker 3:

And you know, the zoom room is basically the studio. Uh, you know, and so, you know, that’s the people that are supposed to be in the studio are in the studio. Everybody else can comment, you know, from Facebook and everywhere else. And that’s fine. Um, but yeah, it’s, uh, it’s an interesting world these days. I don’t think zoom was ready for this. No, no, no. They were not. No, this was just some little cute little like fit platform down the wrong. No. So I mean, the, the biggest issue that we’re having is, and this happens, I mean with a lot of pieces of software, when it becomes rapidly adopted by the public, um, they’re used to being deployed in corporations, you know, for, you know, that have their own it departments and have firewalls and have policies and rollout, specialized builds and all that kind of stuff.

Speaker 3:

They weren’t ready for grandma load zoom to talk to the grandkids, um, and start figuring that stuff out. Uh, and they are, I mean, they’re, they’re playing catch up, like, you know, they’ve auto enabled, you know, password to join. Uh, they’ve auto enabled, you know, some, some good features, uh, which, you know, probably should have been there all along. Yeah. They have apologized for all their security and privacy issues. Like, uh, everybody’s emails being exposed, things like that. And they’re staying, their next feet builds are not going to be new features, but they’re going to focus on fixes for awhile. Well and good for them. For the apology after he sold off all the stock.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. I stole my thunder. Yeah. Oh sorry. I’m so sorry. We’re so sorry. As he’s calling Charles Schwab

Speaker 3:

sell frozen oranges. Go right clown. Um, and actually we kinda touched on this a little bit. I, dude, I am floored that people, okay. Number one, I’m floored that people aren’t taking this shit seriously. Cause I mean that’s really starting to get on my nerves. Uh, cause like I posted like Archer, the new season of Archer that was supposed to be coming out in a month from today, it was supposed to be coming out. It has now been postponed and so I have anger. Um, but like people are doing what all the conspiracy theories have. Just got to go like, no, this is not caused by 5g. Like that’s, that’s the one that keeps showing up in my Facebook feed. That makes me want it. That makes me want to break quarantine just to go slap people. So it’s kinda like your underpants gnomes thing. Step one, oxygen molecules absorb 60 gigahertz radiation. Step two, three coronavirus

Speaker 1:

I love, uh, I love when I read the BBC cause that’s where the article gave her, was like any conspiracy theories about this is pure rubbish.

Speaker 3:

Yes. That’s pure rubbish. Well dude, I was feeling, I love the queen Elizabeth. Uh, they did a very rare press conference, uh, which basically boiled down to alright, keep being British, keep, keep, keep good humor and, and and carry on. Carry on.

Speaker 1:

Did you like you were talking about like working, I guess people are I guess lucky or glad to be working. Um, so like I guess there was an issue at spectrum. I’m essential like no expense spectrum, which is like the Comcast of like the post to get a technician to go into a house. They basically had to coax them with $25 gift cards, like bonuses or like hazard a um, for them to do. I mean would you, I don’t want to go to someone else’s house. I mean want to anyway. And that’s the thing like I is a cable install really essential right now. Like I mean unless it’s a new, unless it’s a new install or something like that or if your thing’s broken, maybe your cables out and you’re stuck at home, I’m going to throw out that yet. It’s essential central cause like you want it, you want like 40, 4,700 unit bombers.

Speaker 3:

Your only source of communication. You don’t have a landline phone and kids with school and all that kind of stuff. No, I get it. You’re suddenly working from home when your bandwidth isn’t enough so you need to upgrade. Yeah. There’s plenty of reasons that that is legit I think. Okay, fine. Well explain to me why a, the lady that opens and maintains my pool isn’t an essential worker. Cause I’m just gonna warn you guys right now. Apparently she can’t come out. And so I spent a good chunk of this afternoon, um, reading tutorials and watching videos on how to open a salt water pool and then ordering a bunch of chemicals off Amazon. So number one, I guarantee you I’m on yet another watch list. Uh, and number two, I’m probably going to blow up my backyard next week.

Speaker 1:

So here’s, that’s a good question. So like now are you going to continue to pay someone? Yes.

Speaker 3:

You’re the shit that you just did it for like 10 for the call. And here’s, so here’s actually, here’s the weird thing to me. So I think I put this in the thread for this week too. Like I’ve gotten so many emails from people. One in particular, I’ve gotten numerous emails from, um, our, our yard maintenance company, uh, that does like the fertilization and the mowing and all that kind of stuff about, Hey, you know, help us out and sign this change.org petition to get us classified as an essential service cause we can’t come out and service you, um, if we’re not okay, but like, okay, well number one. Yeah, number one, no. Um, but then number two, they were at my house this morning and like kind of woke me up by being there so early and driving around and leaving a bill on my door. Like, and I’m like, wait a minute. You had just got done telling me you couldn’t come because you’re not essential and yet here you are skeptical Davis skeptical.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I thought one maintenance was fine. Why wouldn’t that not be [inaudible]

Speaker 3:

to me, I don’t see an issue with it because I mean, dude, it’s not like I’m going out and chitchatting with the guy. Um, you know, and it’s, yeah, it’s, yeah, it’s, I mean it’s, you’re some still social distancing. Um, and I get what I mean, I guess the issue might be if you have crews of people going out together, you know, you got like three guys in the front of a truck, you know, driving to someplace, I can see where that might be an issue. Um, but yeah, no, I, I mean I, like I said, I don’t have any issue with it. I just, I’m, I’m confused by the double edged sword thing. Yeah,

Speaker 1:

I know it’s kind of like that. It’s that one meme with the two red buttons and it’s like we want this to go away, but you also don’t want to crash the economy so bad where we don’t know what’s going to happen. Like I think everyone’s being safe or at least are getting any, I think at this point everyone gets it that it’s not, cause I remember when the beginning we were like, yay, stupid. And then it was like the stages continued and they’re like, all right, it’s a thing.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, we were, we were all a little cavalier about it in the beginning.

Speaker 1:

Well, I, yeah, cause like we did the last show in our studio that we possibly could before like the midnight, you know, Gretchen Whitmer just cleared, everything was closed. Um, you know, we were debating whether or not we would clean, close the studios or like, I don’t know dude. Like it’s only gonna be four people in a room like, but yeah, no, I’m glad we did.

Speaker 3:

Oh, what else? We

Speaker 1:

a couple of exciting new food products coming out soon. All right. This always worries me. Sadly, this is only in the, I think Australia and New Zealand, but a mountain Dew flavor Doritos. I’m, that’s not, sadly, I’m, I’m perfectly okay with that. Not being here. I’m not going to lie. What do you, how do you make Doritos tastes like mountain Dew. Citrusy. Sweet. I dip them tobacco cha. That’s what mountain Buhl reminds me of like a guide dipping. That’s the one pop I will never drink is mountain Dew. I can’t stand it. I’m so when I saw like all like to me it just tastes like chewing tobacco and it’s all, I envisioned the chips, anything like that. Maybe I’m wrong. Did I talk about the Pringles last week? Uh, bring over a rotisserie chicken. Oh yes you did. Yes you did actually. Yeah, that sounds delicious. My favorite flavor, hands down better than cheese. Just a, the flavor competition leaves the, uh, crispy taco lays. Those are, those are pretty, pretty dang good. Those are all hit and miss. I dunno. Hey, I heard about the fried green tomatoes. This one’s a lemon. No,

Speaker 3:

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Speaker 1:

one bank, USA. N a. So, and I gotta tell ya,

Speaker 3:

you always make fun of me for stumbling and fumbling. Um, I don’t actually don’t even know how this happened, but like I wound up listening to 97 one. Oh. Oh. Cause I was driving somewhere and I wanted to listen to a Whitmer when I was on the road. Um, and I left it on and then I got my car to go out to run out and grab smokes and Pat Caputo was on a and he stumbles and fumbles through prerecorded reads more than I do during the live ones. So I don’t feel bad cause he’s a pro Fashional cause I don’t feel bad.

Speaker 1:

But here’s one of the things that I’m thinking of like my wife made her like one of the best dinners I’ve ever had in this house since we’ve been living here since 2006 people are like posting their food like mad and like, and they’re realizing that shit dinner for the whole family costs $9. Yeah. That’s a thing. There’s going to be a thing when this shit breaks like um, like the restaurant industry, I’m just not worried or concerned because it’s busy. Whatever, you know there’s risk to every business but like are people going to be eating and drink? Like I’ll like, especially like the people drinking at home, like wait a minute, this whole bottle of wine cheaper that I made that I pay for it.

Speaker 3:

Well that’s why I love that. I love the meme I saw other day that said, uh, you know it’s going to be a real pain in the ass to be a bartender when this thing ends. Cause everybody’s been at home pouring themselves quadruples and they’re all going to hit the bar. Being like this doesn’t even have any alcohol in it. I know what it’s supposed to taste.

Speaker 1:

Well, when you’re at home, how do you make it red solo cup half and half. That’s how you make your shit. Well alcohol sales are up 55% too. I felt a little attacked by this article. Hold on a minute. Is it alcohol period or is it packaged alcohol in retail that’s up like that. That was where I was confused because like liquor stores? Yeah, like cause to me, I didn’t know, I thought it was saying alcohol period was up 55% yeah. This is all alcohol. I guess I’m not understanding the distinction you’re trying to make spirits is 75% of that is up. 75% beer is up, 66% in wine is up 42%. So that averages out to a 55%. I think there’s on-premise sales, there’s off-premise. Oh well yeah

Speaker 3:

dude. Yeah. I mean you’re not, I mean like the bar and restaurant industry obviously clearly doesn’t account for this. Another talking about like liquor stores and you know like you know, Meyer and Kroger and that kind of stuff, that or something. It’s not for people to bring home and drink.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Yeah. Oh man, that doesn’t surprise me at all. Cause everywhere. Where else is going to get it? Yeah. Oh yeah, no, I thought it was total all, you know, both combined.

Speaker 3:

Oh yeah, no, no. So yeah, there and then there’s a heavy, very heavy handed reminder in there, uh, that Hey, you know, uh, drinking too much will depress your immune system and uh, so you might want to use up a little

Speaker 1:

Dave. I thought it little SIM, you always, it’s always snobs. You know what I mean? If you’re a to whiskey. Yeah, you’re back. Dave lost you for a minute.

Speaker 3:

Yeah. Sorry. I don’t know what, uh, yeah, don’t know what just happened. Sorry.

Speaker 1:

No worries. No big deal. Um, and so a movie I watched this weekend, that’s a little bit off the, uh, uh, off the radar. It’s a good flick. Uh, uh, angel has fallen. Okay. If you remember, the Olympus has fallen number with the kingly Unitus. Whenever those names Butler, you have the white house terrorism movie? Yeah, yeah, yeah. So this one’s angels fallen, which is, uh, Morgan Freeman’s the president. And, uh, there’s assassination. It’s basically like John wick, if he was a secret service agent. Um, and like I watched 600 ground again. I forgot how, Oh, how amazingly good. That was the first time around. I saw it.

Speaker 3:

That’s one of those ones that’s in my watch list that I haven’t watched it. I did start watching dabs though, which is pretty solid.

Speaker 1:

What’s that?

Speaker 3:

Uh, do you remember? It’s kinda, I won’t spoil it, but it’s kinda, do you remember, um, antitrust with, uh, Ryan Philippi and, uh, Claire Forlani and, uh, what’s his name? Tim. Oh, I can’t remember. You guys are from Jacob’s ladder that played a very bill Gates and character. No, I was just, no, it was very, um, very computer industry. Uh, somebody gets killed, you know. Yeah. It’s, it’s, it’s

Speaker 1:

an, it’s an interesting watch. And then a Bose never seen a Tom Clancy flicked. So we watched, uh, we did them out of order, so he watched clear and present danger and then watch Patriot games. Those is, if you ever, if you’d never sat, I’ve never sat through Adrian games. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen what a great flex. Okay. They did a great job. They actually usually did a pretty good job adapting his books and the movies. They really, really did clear and present danger, I must’ve seen like 40 times, but never front to back. Yeah. I gotcha. Yeah. And then we watched a seven foot towel last night, if you remember that one. Uh, no, it was a Brian diploma flick from 2002 with Rebecca rom, John Stamos and uh, uh, Antonio Banderas and uh, it’s total Brian DePalma. It’s fricking, it’s, it’s awesome. I’ll put that, that goes, it goes a better soundtrack.

Speaker 1:

I’d put that up there with, uh, with um, atomic blonde and all that. Interesting. Yeah. But it was like weird. It was like Conan the barbarian music throughout the whole movie is kind of kind of bizarre. Um, phenomenal written slick. It’s like a dream sequence, deja blue thing, you know. Uh, so I, I felt this was, this was worth mentioning. Um, cause we did, we spent a little bit of time, uh, last week talking about, uh, you know, tiger King, um, and apparently Joe exotic is about to displace Pearl jam on Amazon’s top 100 records sale ranks.

Speaker 1:

Like I, I don’t even know what to do with that information. I don’t, but here’s it. Like, you know, like guys are buying it as a jokes. They want to roll down their pickup truck and blast baby butt, but it’s not even a hymn sing. And we talked about that. Well, so they, they backed off that a little bit. So he did, he hired somebody. I get, from what I understand, he hired somebody that like sang it and then, and then, then he went in and sang over it. Oh, Jesus. So it was still his voice as the, as the vocal that, yeah, I, dude, I don’t, I whatever his voice was on eight, that two one dash assaults, like it’s chef credits on this, right? Eh, it is what it is. Everybody’s got to be famous for something. Um, I’m, I am, we’ve talked about this before, that, you know, the yet another streaming service, you know, HBO max, uh, is getting ready to launch.

Speaker 1:

And I, I was wrong at first. I thought it was their full catalog they were making available. They’re making a limited catalog selection available, uh, four or 500 hours of reviewing, uh, when they launched. And they may have already, I can’t remember the exact launch date, but that was, I thought that was kinda cool. I mean, I think, you know, again, everybody’s story is it 500 hours of catalog content. They’re making available or each account gets locked up to 500, I think it’s, each account gets to watch, gets to watch up to 500 hours. Um, and it is uh Oh it sits a lunch. It’s set to lunch. It says 500 hours programming available free for a limited time. So, okay.

Speaker 3:

Yeah. Which I w yeah, that’s still vague cause I mean it’s, it’s everything. Um, they’ve got so the Soprano’s which if you haven’t watched you should the wire Veep, um, HBO documentaries. Yeah. I mean it’s, you know, it’s worth watching. I mean if you’ve, I mean God knows they’re actually still trying to pump out content on, you know, Netflix and everybody else. Um, difference between HBO go and HBO max is they’re like, dude, I know we talked about this. I think like HBO, I thought originally it was supposed to be like the merger of HBO and Cinemax, but maybe not. Um, T I T dude, I don’t know cause yeah, cause like I think HBO, HBO go is the one that you have to already be an HBO subscriber to access HBO now is the one you can add on to like Hulu, Netflix, those kinds of things. So yeah, I don’t feel max will have additional library content from like Warner media, DC, that type of stuff. Gotcha.

Speaker 1:

Oh, by the way, have you heard about anyone that’s flown in the past week? Uh, no. So there was a couple of people that were stuck in Detroit that had to leave and basically they were allowed to fly home. Um, basically from what everything I’ve heard, you can get plain fare domestic for $14. Like now, I mean, and Southwest and South, basically Southwest is flying empty planes. Like there’s, I think they did 59 flights last week. There were like,

Speaker 3:

um, why, why don’t I just cancel them and stop asking us for bail out money? Like can, can we not give them millions of dollars? Like, like tens of million, hundreds of millions? Can we not like I’m, I’m okay with that.

Speaker 1:

Or any industry for that, you had to give it to one or give it to, you know, that’s the only industry that’s impacted by this bullshit. It’s, it’s, it, this is, you know, this is everywhere. This isn’t, you know,

Speaker 3:

so I think the, uh, possibly want to just because this is the world we live in now, um, wizards of the coast to release a, uh, had to do a press release, uh, because they were, they’re doing, how’s it coast makes magic together. And so this is an announcement about the new upcoming match together. So they have this new set called layer of the behemoths. And one of those sets is one of those cards is space Godzilla. And for those who don’t know, like, so you know, Godzilla has, you know, the fire thing and space Godzilla has the thing, well, the technical name for it through all the movies and books and all that stuff has been the Corona that he shoots out of his mouth. And, and so the, the special power, uh, that space Godzilla has is called the death Corona. And, and they’re like, yeah, Hey, this all went to print before this happened, and so please don’t flame Maura. Like don’t, don’t annihilate us over something we had no control over whatsoever. We’re going to stop printing the physical card after the first printing. Yeah, and we’re going to update all the digital assets to be the new name instead of space. Scuds on death Corona, and it will be space Godzilla

Speaker 1:

void invader. Oh, so go get that card. That’s going to be worth like jillion dollars. Yeah, absolutely. Well, here’s a stupid question and I know it’s worth debate. We’re talking about, is Corona beer ever going to be fine after this is over? Can they still be or are they going to be, are they done?

Speaker 3:

I dude, who knows. I mean, I mean, again, kind of like people buying Joe dirt. I see plenty of people posting on Facebook that they went somewhere and bought a case of Corona, the hood. I got Carota

Speaker 1:

that’s fine. You’re going to get a couple people that are going to be the contrarians or whatever, but I think

Speaker 3:

dude, it, it’ll still be a summer beer. It’ll still, I mean it’s, I, I would hate to think they’d have to go through an entire corporate renaming exercise over this.

Speaker 1:

Well, I mean, you’re not buying each one and one juice. Any type of Sumeria. No, no, probably not. But mine, we do buy swine, you know, SARS, SARS bars. That doesn’t exist.

Speaker 3:

Well, I mean that actually, and so a doubling back on her, know your topic. I mean, Archer had to go through a change because the name of the, uh, intelligence agency they worked for was ISIS when the show launched. Yeah. And so they actually addressed it like I everything it was like the opening of season six, um, where they, they showed them like wheeling the, it was a big globe with ISIS, you know, the international secret intelligence service. And then they were like wheeling it out of the room as they were redecorating. They were like, yeah, we’re just gonna go through a rebranding exercise where we’re going to be, now we’re just going to be this.

Speaker 1:

Oh, by the way, did you, did you see the article about Elon Musk? [inaudible]

Speaker 3:

Oh, in the, uh, the, the things he donated that the, yeah, they were basically C-PAP units.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. So here I’m envisioning these, like the Elon Musk, the worlds are basically like, they have people who probably shot a note saying, Hey, make this happen. I want to donate, go, go, go, here’s fight. You know, they got 5 million bucks, go buy some shit and send it to some reason. That conversation happening like that. Well, apparently the person that bought these, I’m not going to blame you, Elon Musk is, I think his heart was in the right place, did to execute it properly. Um, they bought a 1,255 of these FDA approved ventilators from China. Uh, basically from, uh, one of those, uh, bulk or whatever. What’s the thing where you buy like the basement of Amazon and there’s all this shit leftover? The outlet. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So we bought it off a little off an outlet, um, basically to New York. They shipped them to New York and then mayor was thanking them for donating these hundreds of ventilators to, you know, New York hospitals saying he was deeply grateful. But when they found out they were just fricking, they were like C-PAP machines, five year old C-PAP machines

Speaker 3:

that basically if they tried to use them, they would aerosol aerosolized the virus.

Speaker 1:

Right. So it’s like, thanks. Yeah, you get, you get an a for effort. Well don’t, wouldn’t you, I mean, here’s the thing. Like would you, wouldn’t you ask like, Hey, New York has New York hospitals, what do you need? Give me the model number of the shape. Like what’d you take it upon yourself to spec out medical grade equipment? Like, or like, or just give them a Epping check. Right. Here you go buy whatever you need and yeah, I don’t need to be attached to it. I don’t, yeah, well cause he probably wanted to say the MSRP was 30 million and he probably paid one point and then tax write off. And yeah, of course.

Speaker 1:

Uh, God, I mean that’s, that’s pretty much, I think we’ve run through the list. If a mountain do flavored Doritos don’t catch ya. What about Dunkaroos are you excited? Those are back coming back this summer? No. What the hell are Dunkaroos Randy, the little kangaroo shaped Graham Cracker cookies with the frosting tub that you dunk them in. When was that a thing? Uh, late nineties. Mid to late nineties. Yeah cause I remember them but they were not real shoes. Those were awful [inaudible] thing on the side with the zipper. Oh yeah I remember those cause yeah cause they were ruse cause they had the little pouch and you being it. Cause I had dude, I had a pair of you put your house key in them and I thought those are the stupidest things in the world ever. Well like what’s the point of like now like during this week, like have a PR thing, Hey Dunkaroos are coming back. He’s like Ooh shit. Oh my God, we’re all saved. Tucker bruiser back. Take your mind off things maybe can’t go to the grocery store there now to get them. I true. Hey man. Yeah and good luck with your shipped orders. So yeah.

Speaker 1:

So, I mean is this, is this it though? I mean here’s, I guess, let me ask this question. Are we finally at the point where like where is everyone when they’re just fat up and done? Because like you at least have like if you’re in a house or if you have people like, and you can talk and like you’re watching TV or writing, it’s one thing. Well there’s some people I know that are like single and they’re stuck in the house and like they’re there finally then they’re creatures of habit. They can’t go to the gym. They’re losing their minds. Yeah. I mean is this, is this the week, cause you can always tell like Facebook is getting angrier. Yeah. People are starting to get like political and like just, just, just downright ornery. Um, is, is this the week or is it next week or like what? Like we’re just, it’s done.

Speaker 1:

I’m done. I’m done with this shit. I need to go out. Well, so the original, if I recall correctly, the order it was supposed to expire, uh, on the 13th, so a week from today, um, I believe we’re all well aware that is not going to be the case. That that is not going to be it now. Um, and so yeah, I, I’d say, you know, I think you’re going to see like next week you’re going to see people getting pretty tense. Yeah. Cause even like work, like we’re not, don’t even think about coming back until like the 30th. That’s even a thing. And did not, don’t come back on the one day cause it’s a two week like kind of scattered dagger people back in. Yeah. Yeah. Um, so like I don’t like Randy, you didn’t get laid off did you? No. Okay. I didn’t, you made some comment, I forgot to ask you.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, no, that’s a good thing. But like, um, how are they treating you? Because I know how, like with me, we’re on teams w you know, we’re like, you have to call it, call your, call your employees a couple of times a day to see how they’re doing. A lot of our team and a lot of our company works remotely, two to three days a week anyway. So yeah. Then some of them, some of our, our team members are full time work from home anyway. So this is not abnormal. I mean it’s normal, but it’s not weird. Well this is all new to us. We’re very, they were very anti work from home and it’s kind of funny because it has shown that they’re kind of a little bit more productive. We create, you know, we, we use, we’re using the hell out of teams and I’ll be honest, I’m, I’m becoming a huge fan and we have a chat box open with 30 people in it.

Speaker 1:

And if anybody has any problems, they put in the chat box, what’s going on? 10 people answer, they collab and then they move on. Cool. Um, it’s like, you know, there’s no, uh, water cooler stories. There’s no shoulder tapping, you know what I mean? It’s kind of a, yeah, there’s no, there’s fewer distractions. You can actually focus. Right, right. Especially in the guys and like, you know, the PowerShell people in the coding. And the Azure ha you know, the coders or, or um, apparently in our company they’ve delivered the best code in the last two weeks. Uh, in like the history of the company. It’s done at all. Right. Cause QA always has reports on error rate. Our error rate is the best it’s ever been nice. It’s kind of a, it’s kind of interesting. And like when you talk about, you know, what’s gonna happen with the restaurants coming back?

Speaker 1:

Like what, what about coming back to work is like, is this the new norm now? Like you know, cause I’m not gonna lie, I’m cause I’m kinda digging out, you know, putting on gym shorts and putting up dude, same. Granted I still can’t walk, but it’s not even, it’s not even about that. It’s just, well and you don’t have to worry about walking in from the parking lot and then all around the building and all that crap all day, every day. Oh my God. That camp, that campus is so huge. Yeah. Like my shoulders right now are looking like I’m going to need physical therapy for that. I have when I’m done with my uni. So, uh, I found something interesting when I was looking at blood. The difference between HBO, the various HBS are, uh, the demographics of HBO max is selected and designed based on three core demographics, kids and family, millennials and gen Z and adults as if somehow me as a third going on 37 year old is not an adult. So everyone I know all of our bills, you know, it’s my favorite now that like all the millennials are like, they’re still getting bitched at by happy except me. I leave us, leave us alone. We’re old now. Our backs hurt too. Reinhardt’s thirties got us.

Speaker 1:

Cause you know, you know, media still has to like fricking label everyone, right? You yell at somebody, right? You stop yelling at the boomers, they’re all dead. Um, all right, well Hey, I don’t know if you want to, uh, if you’re ready to rap. Uh, I made the mistake of scheduling another show at 10 o’clock cause I be, I thought based on last week we would be done. Um, you have to see if I can push them back or are we good know this is fine. I don’t want to, I don’t push, you know, you know what? I don’t like pushing this stuff, so we’re good. We’re good. Don’t forget to sign up for your 90 day quippy trial. I want you to feel still what? What the hell is [inaudible] the video I’m aware of. We talked about it.

Speaker 1:

Quick bite. It’s called YouTube. Randy. Exactly off. I didn’t try out the format switching. Where you rotate your phone in, it changes how the video is framed and that’s kind of a neat feature. But I don’t know if I’m going to pay five to $8 a month for this service. I spent 30 seconds watching tick tock and I’m done for the rest of them. What is this toilet shit? I swear to God. All right. Take us out, man. All right, we’re going to wrap things up. This is episode 342 on behalf of a Bob, Dave and Randy do us all a favor. Drink will be drinks. Get your phone numbers. You don’t get to go home. It’s gotta get the hell out of here. I guess. You don’t have to go out of your home. You just got to stay there. Turn that thing off. Bye. See you guys. Bye.

 

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