Show #042: Mullet Hangover and the Inter-Dad Network

1978chevymalibu40tnThe forty-secondst episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: we cede the driver’s seat to our Twitter followers, and run with their suggested topics; the quintessential American-ness of Choco Tacos; musings on the lack of drive-thru Italian and Chinese food, leading to our plans to open a stick-and-cup-based eatery fronted by Dennis De Young; loving memories of our first cars; no Comic-Con for us this year; names are conspicuously dropped; we use any excuse to once again plug Tiny Run t-shirts, and discuss Paul’s pandering nature; and Storm’s surprise carnival midway story.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: Check out our interview with the gang at WhatTheCast;, and another interview with Flain Falcon on his Anthropodcast.

Featured post-show song: “Carnival Ride” – Lojo Russo

Show #042: Mullet Hangover and the Inter-Dad Network (Some content NSFW)


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  1. Tam o'Shanter
    Posted June 4, 2009 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Do the Twitter Subjects every podcast. If you have subjects of your own, do those, but do at least one fan-requested subject every time. That’s my vote at least.

  2. Sayre
    Posted June 4, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    No Chinese drive-thru chains? Certainly Panda Express. Besides that, if you’re ever near Reading, PA we have a local Chinese Restaurant with a drive thru as well.

  3. Posted June 4, 2009 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Paul, you were right; Fazoli’s has drive thrus at some of their locations.

  4. Robin
    Posted June 4, 2009 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Back in high school, I had an unhealthy affection for Choco Tacos. They’re so bizarrely good. 🙂

    I don’t know if McDonald’s itself has attempted pizza, but some industrious British soul has created a pizza with their cheeseburgers and fries as toppings.

    “I love you Lucy Liu Angelina Jolie-bot.” [/Frye]

  5. Posted June 4, 2009 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    dudes…i’m feeling the love. and always glad you like the shirts. when i do more with optional ‘upgrades’ and if you were to both order them…i’d ensure that they were in fact upgraded in completely different and possible conflicting awesome ways….

    just a thought.

    also, working up toward the long awaited ones we talked about months ago…soon…soon…

  6. Posted June 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for discussing the American phenomenon known as the Choco Taco. My friends thought I was crazy to suggest that such a think could possibly exist. I thought they were crazy NOT to know about this dessert delight. Finally! Vindication! Because, you know, if Paul and Storm say something exists, it most certainly does. 😉

  7. Posted June 4, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Definately think the twitter thing should be ongoing….the more interactive the better. Have to agree with Storm on the first car defining the rest of my cars. I was the polar opposite in that my first was a smurf blue 1983 nissan sentra which could barely reach break the speed limit if the wind was at its back and it was going downhill. (most riding lawn mowers have more HP nowadays.) My next was a 1967 Ford Fairlane (with the gas tank under the license) and even though I look for cars that are efficient and not gross polluters I’ve never owned a 4 cylinder since.

  8. DoctorRick
    Posted June 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    In our region at least*, there are some Pizza Hut/Taco Bell combos and you can get pizza via driver thru. Reduced menu though. I believe mostly personal pans pizzas and such.

    *not sure if it’s nationwide.

  9. Jeff Stormer
    Posted June 6, 2009 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    One could posit that Italian and Chinese foods are the main foods you can get delivered, which, in terms of laziness and convenience, is probably above drive-thru.

  10. Jonothan Thrace
    Posted June 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    If you get too reliant on twitter for your podcast, you’ll step on David Maliki’s toes 🙂

  11. Ann
    Posted June 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    My first car was bought through the ‘inter-dad network’ as well and damn, did I love that car: a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, dark blue. It was a freakin’ boat and I loved it so hard; I almost cried when they finally towed it away. By that time, the digital dashboard didn’t always work (you had to give it 3 solid whacks or drive about 2 minutes before it would come on) and the left turn signal didn’t always catch (so you had to pull the lever in, jiggle it up and down, then hold it there while you turned the wheel with your other hand. My next car was the one that was actually 100% in my name but it only survived about 2 years before getting demolished in a flash flood. I take it as a sign that even God hated that car.

    A little late on this, but I really really liked the interview you linked to in the last post from “Stand-up Chronicles”. Found it really interesting, esp. the marketing part (b/c I’m a marketing dork like that).

  12. zackmann
    Posted June 8, 2009 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    have you seen this web comic about the perfect food?

    What ever happened to Rice King? It was a fast food Asian food but maybe only in San Diego and maybe not anymore.
    I remember a Italian fast food place in Fargo/Moorhead but I don’t know national.

  13. Ross
    Posted June 8, 2009 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    I came to say what Sayre already did, Panda Express is a drive-thru Chinese place.

  14. Posted June 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Huh. We have Panda Express all over LA. Haven’t yet seen one with a drive-through. It’s nice to know that despite our modern hyper-connectedness, there are still regional differences. 🙂

  15. Posted June 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    My first car- 1966 white Dodge Coronet 440 4 door- 318 CI automatic. I recently posted photos of all 19 cars I’ve owned in my life (I’m 54). My current car is a 1993 Toyota Tercel so you can see how I’ve climbed the ladder of success over the last 37 years….

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