Library cards & — Episode 27

Sam has some library tips and tricks, and Ross automates his life with a nerdy app.

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Show notes

Bamboo & Pokémon GO walks with my family — Episode 26

Stuff other people like

  • Kat: Blankets, because I haven't gotten to use them all summer
  • Jenny Fisher: Outlander. Book/tv
  • Daniel Warshaw : Marriage; today is my twelfth anniversary with @valerietwarshaw :-)
  • Jeff Mueller: Pumpkin spice. Pumpkin farms. Pumpkin beer. Hay rides. Homemade pancakes.
  • Jason Inofuentes: October baseball
  • shd: Good Morning, RVA longreads with their wide variety of topics. How does Ross find/select them?
  • Matt Fisher: Listening to The Misfits and Boris Pickett non-stop from 10/1 til Halloween day.
  • Robert Sterling: Single serve instant coffee by Café Bustelo
  • Chad Ingold: Portugal. The man
  • Joe Foster: The new Danny Brown record (which Chad says has a song with Portugal. The man)
  • Andy Hunter: Taking pictures with a real camera
  • Sarah SeoYun Choi: Lattes, succulents, book shopping at Chop Suey Books
  • Valerie Catrow: When people admit that they are wrong, GIFs of Winston Bishop, my Black n' Red notebook
  • Kamen Gordon: Postseason baseball
  • Robert Martin: Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, fern bars, Amy Schumer
  • Brandon Wolf: This clown trend
  • Chris Wolf: Turtles
  • Matthew Freeman: A hurricane named after me, and this gloomy weather
  • Andrea Almond: Orange Kittens
  • Phil Williams: Jalapeño margaritas
  • Charles Merritt: Kroger Clicklist
  • Ashley Ray: home-grown tomatoes and pickled corn
  • Johnny Hugel, Jorge Salgado, Chad Brown, Kevin Clay, Lisa Simms, Jenny Fisher, and Ashley Ray: IT Crowd, Luke Cage, and Gilmore Girls on Netflix; Atlanta on FX; Designated Survivor on FOX; Outlander on STARZ, and High Maintenance on HBO.

Quick Hits

Fantastic Four & ASMR videos — Episode 25

On this episode, Sam tells us all about Marvel's first real superhero comic and Ross...likes whispering?

Stuff other people like!

  • Josh Lamm — Audio books narrated by old British men.
  • Max Hepp-Buchanan — Real bagels. Nate's Bagels have been on my mind for the past month. They are good.
  • Richard Hayes — Peter Chang's Noodles & Dumplings
  • Braxton Tindantle — Soft puppy ears.
  • Prabir Mehta — Going to efffffffing bambooooooo!!!!! And Talking about Aladdin!!!!!!
  • Katie Jonesy — I do have a passion for the relaxing British pond filter videos I watch on YouTube. It's time to watch them again, and I could talk about it for days.
  • Valerie a Catrow — Semi-colons

Show notes

Quick Hits

Gardening & "Little Brother" — Episode 24

This week Ross likes to putter in the garden, while Sam recommends a YA novel about privacy rights.

Follow up

Stuff other people like

  • Kat — walking barefoot on a freshly steam-cleaned floor
  • Jeff Green — Turtles
  • Andrew Hunter — Star Wars: Rebels, Mr. Robot, stroopwafels
  • Star Wars: Kanan comic
  • Robert Sterling — Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin
  • Chad Ingold — Twitter
  • Larry Kruger — Board games
  • Valerie Catrow — Rhea Butcher, making poop jokes with her kid, and her job
  • Christine Ring — Babies laughing at farts
  • Wikipedia: Fart
  • Hayley DeRoche — The Lizard People podcast
  • Molly Szkotak Hugel — Instagram stories, Kindle Paperwhite, _The Underground Railroad_ by Colson Whitehead
  • Kindle paper white SARLT episode
  • Phil Williams — "the new Carly Rae Jepsen jawn," the Cybertronic Spree
  • Suzanne Hall — Watermelon, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Jason Inofuentes — Split-flap signs
  • 30th street station Philadelphia
  • Kevin Pious — Cortados, beer with watermelon in it
  • Watermelon wheat
  • Chairman Brando — Chill Bill, not driving a 21-year-old car
  • pastense — The new Regina Spektor single

Stuff we like

Weather radio & Penzys Spices — Episode 23

Stuff other people like

  • Tony Scida: Overly-expensive electronics
  • Richard Hayes & Kristel Poole & Shane Jimison: _Stranger Things_ (Kristel also like NOT dropping my iPhone in a toilet; Shane also liked wireless headphones, yeti coolers, and convention bounces)
  • Larissa Sheehan: Hokies
  • Dean Christesen: The Night Of
  • Valerie Catrow: Babybel Cheese
  • Chris Bopst: Electric Football, the only football good for RVA
  • John Reinhold: Stink cheese, beer, and _Preacher_
  • Robin Harris: Pedicures
  • Phil Barbato: Making furniture instead of buying it
  • Blaine Lay: Building a fort with your nieces and nephews, binder clips, going to eat ice cream on vacation, Marty McFly, and RVA Tonight
  • Maggie Tinsley: My backyard chickens

Star Trek & Yard beers — Episode 22

This week we have new hardware! Plus Star Trek and yard beers and things other people like!

Stuff other people like

  • Garet Prior — Mid 1990s NBA All Stars
  • Thad Williams — Mid 80s ACC all-stars
  • Eva Colen — Polemon Go bringing all sorts of humans together
  • Chad Brown — Pokemon Go
  • JR — Voltron
  • Val — Lacroix pamplemousse
  • Max Hepp-Buchanan — mid-1980s choose-your-own-adventure/role playing books called _Lone Wolf)_
  • Tony — The score to the original Maginicifcent Seven

Show notes

  • Ross has a PO Box!

Ross Catrow!
PO Box 25315
Richmond, VA 23260-5315

Not taking a shower & taking the bus — Episode 20

This week Ross likes not taking a shower (which, does that violate the rules of the show?), and Sam definitely likes taking the bus to work.

Things other people like

  • @germerian: Palomino Blackwing 602 ✏️
  • @valeriecatrow: Magnolias (they’re so big and sassy), how runners give each other head nods/waves in solidarity, and @nprpolitics
  • @mattmoment: first wave Ska music. New Chance the Rapper. Zelda games (for story reasons as well as gameplay reasons).
  • @charlestm: I like carrying an extra clean t-shirt in the bag for warm weather. I also like @CheatsMovement and people who use turn signals.
  • @jeffmueller: The Oregon coast, Sleepytime Extra tea, Tweetbot, pictures of my kids.
  • @karencatrow: Softshell crabs.
  • @ploafmaster: Converse's update to the Chuck Taylor shoe, the Chuck II.
  • @colorsoloud: proselytizing Hamilton successfully, having my body tattooed, watching baking shows with my kids

Poking at the ground with a stick & Ross's Timbuk2 bag — Episode 14

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Texas Beach & The Hunt for Red October — Episode 13

This week, Ross explores Richmond's most superior river hangout spot, while Sam watches (possibly) the best submarine movie of all time.

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Helping people with stuff & Apple Music — Episode 12

Sam likes to help people with things because solving problems is fun, and Ross can't get enough of using Apple Music to listen to all of the music that exists.

Having Gotten a Haircut & Miller High Life — Episode 10