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June 21, 2024 37 mins

Maller & G. have yet another fun Friday for you! They Talk: Yoga Wiz, San Diego Bound, the Crown is Yours, Phrase of the Week, Foodie Fun, & more!

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Kutbooms.

Speaker 2 (00:02):
If you thought four hours a day, twelve hundred minutes
a week was enough, think again. He's the last remnants
of the old Republic, a soul fashion of fairness. He
treats crackheads in the ghetto gutter the same as the
rich pill poppers in the penthouse.

Speaker 1 (00:18):
Wow.

Speaker 2 (00:18):
The Clearinghouse of Hot takes break free for something special.
The Fifth Hour with Ben Maller starts right now.

Speaker 1 (00:28):
In the air everywhere.

Speaker 3 (00:32):
The Fifth Hour with me, Big Ben and Danny g Radios.
We slide into the weekend. And when you hear the
Fifth Hours, it's Friday today, the twenty first day of June,
as we kick off the weekend festivities. No June Globe
in these parts, as we celebrate National Selfie Day to day,

(00:52):
which is how many people have died taking selfies?

Speaker 1 (00:55):
Oh, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not.

Speaker 3 (01:02):
Seven, A lot, right, numbers, A lot. I don't know
the actual number. The numbers high. Every once in a while,
those stories pop up. Somebody's on the edge of the
Grand Canyon and they went a little too far, and.

Speaker 4 (01:15):
They fucked around. They found out, as the meme goes,
if you die like that, God just lets out a chuckle. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (01:22):
Yeah, And just to prove it is a podcast, we
left that. And otherwise, Nandy, you would have bleeped that, right,
the F word.

Speaker 4 (01:26):
I just said there exactly. We don't bleep anything on
this and tomorrow on the Saturday podcast when we each
tell a story about our life. Yeah, our lives. I
actually have a story about selfies.

Speaker 3 (01:39):
Well that's good, so you'll be a day after National
SELVII Day. But here's a fun fact. You want to
fun fact, fun fact, but fact fifth hour fun.

Speaker 4 (01:47):
Fact alert all the affiliates. But this is a podcast,
so we don't have affiliates.

Speaker 3 (01:51):
Oh it's good. I feel like you can embrace the
fun fact, unlike Eddie, who does not enjoy the fun
fact because he doesn't have fun. He's just udge.

Speaker 4 (02:00):
My lips have been on it.

Speaker 3 (02:02):
So, the world's first selfie? You know what it was
taken the world's first selfie? What do you think?

Speaker 4 (02:08):
First selfie? What year did it have to be done
on a cell phone to count as a selfie?

Speaker 3 (02:15):
No, it didn't have to be done on this Well I.

Speaker 4 (02:17):
Was probably done in like the late eighteen hundreds, early
nineteen hundreds.

Speaker 3 (02:21):
Well, the first selfie is It isn't the eighteen hundreds,
but actually the mid eighteen hundreds, eighteen thirty nine, that
kind of counts as the mid eighteen hundreds. The first
selfie was taken by somebody named Robert Cornelius, who I
don't know using.

Speaker 1 (02:38):
The guy that did the first selfie, never heard of him.
He did a method.

Speaker 3 (02:42):
It was the earliest form of photography utilizing natural light
and silver transfers. So that was in the eighteen thirties,
and then you get to wait all the way until
the nineteen seventies. The first digital camera was invented in
nineteen seventy nine, and then the years after that we
know what happened.

Speaker 4 (03:03):
And did he have to wait weeks though for a
wagon to deliver his selfie.

Speaker 1 (03:08):
Yes, he had to.

Speaker 3 (03:09):
He had a wagon and the horses, and they were
out in the Old West, and they worried about getting
robbed by bandits, so it was a big problem. The
first camera phone, this is actually not that long ago.
I guess it has been a while now because it's
twenty twenty four. But the first camera phones, our first
camera phones on a device like was Nokia, the Nokia

(03:30):
seven six point fifty and a Sanyo phone. That was
the first one in twenty two.

Speaker 4 (03:38):
So yeah, remember when it was the Nokia theater in
Los Angeles.

Speaker 3 (03:43):
That was a minute quick minute there, Yeah, not that long.

Speaker 4 (03:47):
What do you remember as your first handheld cell phone?
Do you remember the brand?

Speaker 3 (03:53):
You know?

Speaker 1 (03:53):
I had?

Speaker 3 (03:53):
I had the flip phone for a while. The first
cell phone I had, or I remember my mom had.
It was like the size of a phone book. People
don't even know what that is, but it was a
massive thing and it was like only for emergencies.

Speaker 1 (04:06):
Yeah, I have it, but.

Speaker 4 (04:08):
Oh dude, it was like five dollars a minute.

Speaker 3 (04:10):
Yeah, it was really expensive. So you're like, I don't know,
we can really.

Speaker 4 (04:13):
Use this, say, equivalent to like thirty bucks nowadays.

Speaker 3 (04:16):
Yeah, with the Biden inflation of the Putin price hiker
whatever it might be. Also, it's go skateboarding data. Do
you ever skateboard? Do a skateboarding guy? Bro?

Speaker 4 (04:26):
I have? Yeah. I mean my friends were better than
I was at skating. I was more into sports, but
I did have a skateboard. I tried my best. I
could all eay up curbs, but I would get scared
on those half pipe ramps. Get up on the half
pipe and I'd go down come back up, but I
was too scared to like catch air and do tricks

(04:46):
because you're so high up. Not exactly scared of heights,
but I guess on wheels on a skateboard like that,
I definitely was scared of heights. Yeah.

Speaker 1 (04:55):
Ah, never good at skateboarding. I tried.

Speaker 3 (04:59):
This wasn't my th.

Speaker 4 (05:00):
I was more of a bike guy.

Speaker 3 (05:01):
I liked the bike, but I had control over that.
The skateboard.

Speaker 4 (05:05):
Yeah, you or you were more a mongoose guy.

Speaker 3 (05:08):
I was built more. My body type was more for
a bike. You gotta be lean and mean for a skateboard,
and you.

Speaker 4 (05:15):
Were built for a beach cruiser.

Speaker 3 (05:19):
Yeah, pretty much. Yeah, with a basket in front. You
know that kind of thing. It's international yoga day to
day too. I don't do yoga, but every once in
a while, if I show up to work a little earlier,
there's a yoga studio right across from our studio. Women
I've heard, and I'm not there in rush hours. I'm

(05:39):
not there when you're there, Danny. But I have seen
a few things at night when I've pulled up and
I get there a little early. The night crew. It's
Hot Yoga. Is that that's from India or something like
that Hot Yoga.

Speaker 4 (05:51):
Which famous Rapper attends weekly classes every Thursday.

Speaker 3 (05:57):
I have no idea. I didn't recognize any of the
peace people that I've seen walking out of that studio.
A lot of middle aged women complaining standing in the
parking lot, and I've had to like honk my horn
because they stand in my space. You know, I park
in that front space, Dady, that's my spot. And the
women coming out of the yoga They've got their mats, yeah,

(06:18):
and their water bottles and they stand right in my spot.
And I'm like, hey, you know, come on, pick up
the pacer. Stop stop you yet?

Speaker 4 (06:26):
Yeah, move your melons, your buns, your water bottles, and
your mats to the eighth floor. They're all supposed to
be parking on the eighth but they don't follow directly.

Speaker 3 (06:36):
That's not happy. No, that's not happy.

Speaker 4 (06:39):
So what's the wrap A bunch of yoga bandits. Yeah,
you could brag about this to Coop too. I'm sure
Coop listens to this guy while he smokes. Where's Khalifa smoke?
Offer to him?

Speaker 3 (06:52):
Does he live up in the hills up there in Truman.

Speaker 4 (06:54):
Oaks, black and yellow, black and yellow. Yeah he must, yeah,
he must. He comes every Thursday. Here is that right? Yeah,
it comes to class he carry. I see this dude
blinged out in jewelry and he's got like one of
those phantom cars. He's holding a matt, a yoga mat
as he's walking out of the elevator.

Speaker 3 (07:14):
Okay, well that's puld of him to park in our
lot with that kind of car.

Speaker 4 (07:19):
There's did you know there's a secret underground lot here.

Speaker 1 (07:23):
I did, but we're not allowed in.

Speaker 4 (07:25):
No, he parks there. So yeah, so see he comes
out of the elevator because he's coming out like Batman
from underneath the ground.

Speaker 1 (07:32):
Hey, it's the Batmobile.

Speaker 4 (07:35):
Two hundred three hundred thousand dollars cars all parked underneath
our structure.

Speaker 3 (07:40):
So I'm friends with the security guards. I like the
new guy, the new night guy JB. I believe he
is the guy's name. And the guy that used to
be on at night is now on the evening shift,
so he's on late afternoon evenings. And the old guy
would tell me, he's like, oh yeah, anybody who's parked
there after like a certain hour, if they don't have
the right stay on their car.

Speaker 1 (08:01):
He has to have the cars towed.

Speaker 3 (08:03):
Like they closed that gate up at like nine o'clock
or something like that, and the people that run the
building are like, you got to get the cars out
of there, and you got to have them toad.

Speaker 4 (08:13):
You're telling me they would tow a rolls Royce.

Speaker 3 (08:16):
Wy, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say
that Whiz Khalif or somebody has contacted security and said, hey,
I'm gonna be here and take care of me. Yeah,
I guess we got some money here.

Speaker 1 (08:29):
We have on this pod, the San Diego Bound.

Speaker 3 (08:33):
The crown is yours the phrase of the week, and
we'll have some foody fun as well, if we have
time to get to all that. But we'll start with
this and we start where the surf meets the turf.
Spent part of my free time double dipping. Now, I
was in the San Diego area, not San Diego proper.

Speaker 4 (08:54):
I was in North County, if you will.

Speaker 3 (08:57):
I was hanging out near del Mar, beautiful del Mar
where the del Mar Fair is going on. Oh yeah,
just adjacent to the del Mar Fairgrounds. And as you know,
being a very popular gas bag Danny, we occasionally get
opportunities to appear at kids' birthday parties, church events, social engagements,

(09:20):
bar mitzvah's weddings.

Speaker 4 (09:22):
And so only if they need balloon animals.

Speaker 3 (09:25):
Yeah, so I was their dubal face painting, had the
balloon animals ready to go, did some magic tricks. One
of those opportunities did pop up this past weekend. Our
colleague who I've nicknamed numb Nuts, Brian Finley, is getting
married soon and I was invited to his West Coast sore.

Speaker 4 (09:45):
A daddy and so me and the me wife daddy,
some of you were dressed very casually. I thought it
was wedding pictures. No, it wasn't the actual wedding. No,
I wasn't the actual It was just like a pre
wedding event. The wedding is actually on the East Coast

(10:07):
next month, but they wanted to have an event for
the West Coast people. So it was like a full
wedding for everybody who he knew would not pay for
travel to go out.

Speaker 3 (10:16):
To the exactly exactly the people that did not want
to spend the money to go there. So he's getting
married soon, but this was the West Coast swore. So
me and the wife got dressed up. We made the
pilgrim in South So I did my research. Danny. I
looked on my phone. I said what time do I
need to be there? And then I said, okay, what

(10:37):
time do I need to leave? I looked at the GPS.
I said, estimated traffic on this date at this time
you need to leave. You need to leave a certain
hour before. So I was all right. So the event
started at five to thirty. So I popped into the
GMT GPS. The GBS said to take about ninety minutes
to get there from door to door, so I planned accordingly.

(11:00):
I get in the car exactly the time the GPS
said I needed to leave. We're on time, on time departure.
Everything starts out fine and then bam. Once we got
to the Giant Nipples at the nuclear power plant there
in Santa Nofre, bumper to bumper to bumper to bumper,

(11:20):
traffic all the way from Camp Pendleton, all the way
down I five, absolute gridlock.

Speaker 1 (11:29):
It was so bad. How bad was it?

Speaker 3 (11:30):
It was so bad we could have gone to the
airport and flown to Seattle in the time it took
for me to get from the Malor mansion to this
hooton Nanny in del Mar and I wasn't alone my
guy Rob Parker, who also was paid to make an appearance.
Rob messaged me while I was contemplating my existence sitting

(11:54):
in the traffic and said, hey, you know, he's like, hey,
we were going back and forth. Point out we were
both in horrific traffic. Uh bump. You know, we had
plenty of time to figure out text.

Speaker 4 (12:06):
Whatever did he say, Ben, I'm going to be sitting
in this traffic until June tenth.

Speaker 3 (12:15):
I don't know, but we actually ended up arriving at
this same exact time. Yes, he left way before me
because he's a little further the Mallor Mansion is a
little closer to San Diego. And we hung out and
I saw a few other people, including some old FSR people,
Producer Ethan I don't even know. Do you know who

(12:37):
Ethan is? From Philadelphia?

Speaker 4 (12:38):
Yeah? He like he bailed on our FSR family in
an instant. He was like the Colts moving in the
middle of the night with the Mayflower trucks.

Speaker 1 (12:47):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (12:47):
I didn't even realize he had left, but he was.
He said, Hey, how you doing. I guess he works
at the Roosevelt. I don't know if he wants me
to say that the Hollywood Roosevelt. I guess he got
a job there, famous hotel in Hollywood, and so he
was there. And also I forgot to write the guy's name,
the redheaded guy who used to work at I think

(13:07):
he worked at Power or k Rock in La. He
worked at our place for a minute. Also, I don't
even know if you know who it is.

Speaker 4 (13:16):
I think it was one of our editors.

Speaker 3 (13:17):
But anyway, he was there.

Speaker 4 (13:19):
So many editors I know over the years, revolving. Yeah,
it does not narrow it down.

Speaker 3 (13:25):
It's like a greyhound bus terminal right outside the Plaza
hotel in Vegas. But there was I met, you know,
the family of course, you know, being a big celebrity,
as you know Danny, it's you got to meet people
and shake hands and take pictures of Brian's mom. I
know Justin and Cincinnati's a big fan of Brian's mom,
and several other of the listeners there and uh a

(13:46):
very nice woman, and Brian's a lot of his family
was there, friends, childhood friends, A beautiful setup there right
on the Pacific Ocean.

Speaker 4 (13:55):
Who's cooler, BeFAN or his mom.

Speaker 1 (13:58):
Uh, well mom is cooler than him.

Speaker 3 (14:01):
Yeah, his mom's much cooler than him. She was, she
was like kidding around. I guess she had heard the
story about I don't think you were with me at
the time, but Brian revealed on the air that his
mom was in Playboy and where are the white women
at like the college edition? I yeah, so he told
the story. He gave these vague details, right, So Justin

(14:25):
in Cincinnati and a couple of the other p Ones
somehow found the photos of They found the photos of
the filly's mom and it was meant for very awkward
moments on the show.

Speaker 1 (14:41):
But she was cool about it.

Speaker 3 (14:42):
She was like kidding around about her. She's like, I'm
the only person that was in Playboy, and I had
my clothes on, you know, because he had like a
bathing suit on in the whole thing, and she was
she was having to.

Speaker 4 (14:51):
Get are you really in Playboy if you have your
clothes on?

Speaker 3 (14:55):
Well, her name was in there with the college the
girls of the pack. Oh, I guess it was one
of those deals.

Speaker 4 (15:01):
It was like a college edition.

Speaker 1 (15:03):
Yeah, College Giles.

Speaker 3 (15:05):
All the other girls were naked, but she showed at
least something. Now, bonus fun fact here did you hear
the person who was scheduled to be at this shindig
from the company and had talked openly about plans to
go to the event and then decided at the last

(15:27):
minute to not show up at the event, but did
not tell anyone they were not going to the event
even though they were on the list of attendees.

Speaker 4 (15:34):
Oh, this is easy because he kept talking about it
on TV Colin Cowherd, So close, so close.

Speaker 3 (15:41):
This guy actually works with Colin Coward. The vegan Alex,
the vegan who fills in on the Coward Shows show
Alex Vegan. I love him to death. He fills in
for you sometimes on this podcast. Big fan of Alex Levegan,
but he does have a fatal flaw. He is the
flakiest person I have ever come across, and by adult life,
he must eat a lot of corn flakes. Because I

(16:03):
love Ox, I was looking forward to hanging out with him.
I thought this would be fun. I knew Rob was
going to be there, and I thought, well, I can
hang out with Alex and it's his excuse to have
a good time with Ox. So during the week when
I was in studio, we were talking about our plans.
You know, we're like, okay, so if the food sucks,
we'll get out of there after like you know, forty
five minutes. We had an excess strategy, like the wink.
We had signs ready to go, and he was going

(16:26):
to bring his lady friend who guess lives in San Diego,
the woman he's dating now. So I was like, I'll
meet her. That's great, wonderful. And Alex didn't show you
got crickets, so I don't know. He said he had
some other thing come up. But there's always something that
comes up. Yeah, wild happens. That's amazing that that happens

(16:48):
all the time. Now many people wondering what the food was,
like the menu, and I must tell you, surprisingly good food,
shocking singing food. They had my kind of tacos, Danny.
They had the gringo tacos, the crunchy tacos, not too
much crunch but enough rice. There were enchiladas there, there

(17:13):
were some other stuff. I didn't eat it, beans and whatever, but.

Speaker 1 (17:16):
It was pretty good.

Speaker 3 (17:17):
The only complaint, it's not their fault, it's my fault.
The appetizers. When we got there, they had a big
table with appetizers, and the appetizers were cold, but that's
because I spent three hours driving to the event, so
that's why they were cold. They had an open bar,
eat drink and be merry was the theme. That was
really warm inside. I'm not sure why it was so warm.

(17:41):
It wasn't that hot. It never gets that hot in
San Diego, but in the venue that had the food,
it was very hot. But we sat outside and it
was fine. It was cool in the seventies and beautiful
weather and great to see the ghost of Ferg Dog,
who's a big contributor to this podcast, and Ferg Dog
actually roommates with Ban Finley. And that appearance fee, I'm

(18:03):
very kind, very generous of Brian, and that appearance fee
will help cover some of my summer vacation in July.
So good luck to Brian and his bride to be.
And that's how I spent my Saturday schmoozing, having a
fine time.

Speaker 4 (18:20):
Surprised that he paid you to go to this event
because I've heard you two battling it out on the
air before, so is that all an act?

Speaker 3 (18:27):
Well, we do battle it out, but money fixes a
lot of things. And he decided that he wanted to
scratch my back with a little cash, and I.

Speaker 1 (18:36):
Said, okay, you're fired.

Speaker 3 (18:39):
No, I can for a night. I can be nice.
I can play nice for a night.

Speaker 4 (18:43):
And sure enough, like a Monty Williams situation.

Speaker 3 (18:46):
Yeah, well I wish so turning the page, put a
cap on it. The crown is yours, I added what
Summer saying, is the crown jewel certainly a first round
lottery pick of my burgeoning hat collection. Now, this has
been about a year in the making, this hat, and

(19:06):
I was tipped off that you could buy this. I
didn't even know this thing was available, this kind of
hat was available. It's some Dodger swag, but nobody else
really has access. I'm gonna send this to you, Danny.
I want you to see the latest hat that I have.

Speaker 4 (19:22):
It's Dodger merge, but it's from at It's from the
dark web. Okay, so I'm not now, I'm not on
the dark Web, but I know people who are. And again,
this took a while.

Speaker 3 (19:35):
You find you here, Danny, and I'll send this over
to you. I would describe this as the Mona Lisa
of Dodger hats. This will be my go to Dodger
cap and it's gonna be in high rotation. In fact,
I'm wearing it right now. I'm gonna send this to
you right here, Danny, I want you to get a
close look at that hat there, that beautiful hat that

(19:56):
should be should be there.

Speaker 4 (19:59):
So you know, well, I saw Steve de Sager wearing
a T shirt that was like this. Okay, I've never
seen the hat or the shirt, to be honest, but
this is money. I want a shirt or a hat
like this. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (20:13):
So this is a twenty seventeen when I'm wearing right now.
You can't see because it's a podcast twenty seventeen World
Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers cap. This is the hat
I've been told, as I after you ask, as I
understand it, Danny had been they went to Game seven.

(20:35):
We know what happened in Game seven. Unfortunately I was there.
But this is the hat that would have been worn
by the patch there would have been worn by the
Dodger players had they won the World Series.

Speaker 1 (20:47):
That would have been the actual logo that.

Speaker 3 (20:49):
They used for the World Series and except the other
team was cheating. So it is my most prized hat
in the Dodger wing of my hat collection. It's beautiful.
I think it's pops. I think it does pop. The
gray and the red and the blue and all that.

Speaker 4 (21:06):
I enjoy this movement. I think this should be an
authentic Fanatics and Lids all those other companies. They should
carry a line of twenty seventeen Dodgers World Series Championship
gear to.

Speaker 3 (21:20):
Celebrate because that was the first one since eighty eight,
and then they won again in twenty twenty. So if
they win again this year, that's a dynasty because they
will have well, isn't it they would have.

Speaker 1 (21:31):
Won three borderlinevin.

Speaker 3 (21:33):
Yeah, probably not, but still three championships in a seven
year period. Pretty impressive. So congratulations to the twenty seventeen
World Series champion Dodgers, and I proudly will wear this
hat regularly and thank you so much. I hope to
someday visit Houston so I can wear this hat while
I walk around Houston. I think that would be that
would be a lot of fun. So I hope to

(21:54):
do that at some point time.

Speaker 5 (21:57):
Now for the phrase of the way, phrase of the week,
But the phrase of the week is piggy back ride.

Speaker 4 (22:11):
Say what piggyback round? Yeah?

Speaker 3 (22:14):
Where did the term piggyback ride come from? Does it
actually have anything to do with pigs? Well, the answer
is no, it has nothing to do with piggy pigs,
and it's kind of odd, but that's language for you,
and the language evolves with the original term piggyback ride

(22:39):
came from the sixteenth century phrase that merely implied that
someone's back is involved and has nothing at all to
do with pigs. No pork is involved. Back then, the
word pick could also mean pitch. So the leading theory,

(23:00):
they're not one hundred percent sure, but the leading theory
is that pick pack, which was the term, originally referred
to a pack pitched to your back like a backpack.
They called it though a pick pack, and that was
how you would get stuff around. After a certain amount
of time, people started using it to describe other things,

(23:22):
including people carried on your back, and through the evolution
of language, the term pick pack became piggy back. Now,
how did that happen? There's a couple theories on that
as well. The one of the theories, according to the
Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest written mention of pig in

(23:46):
connection with piggyback dates back to the seventeen hundred seventeen thirties.
And as far as how pig became piggy, that also
is thought to be a miscommunication situation. So when you
say you're gonna give somebody a piggy back ride, you're
really saying pick pack. But over time pick became piggy

(24:10):
and pack became back.

Speaker 1 (24:13):
And that is the phrase of the.

Speaker 4 (24:20):
Like the game of telephone, where words and phrases change
over time.

Speaker 3 (24:24):
And it still happens even in this modern technical world.
Every year there's a list of words that come out.
We do a bit. Everyone on radio does the same bit,
right once, usually near the end of the year, sometime
in early December, they'll send out here a list of
new words we're putting in the dictionary, and they're all
from social media, and they're all like slang terms, and

(24:45):
it's like urban dictionary becomes the real dictionary and all
of that. Let's have some foody fun. You want to
have some foody fun, Danny.

Speaker 1 (24:55):
Let's do it.

Speaker 4 (24:59):
Footy fun. Let's do it.

Speaker 3 (25:03):
All right, let's have some foody fun on this Friday
heading into a weekend.

Speaker 1 (25:07):
I don't know about.

Speaker 3 (25:09):
Where you are listening to this podcast, but the weather
is chef's kiss in Sokel.

Speaker 4 (25:16):
Sure, except the valley it's in the nineties.

Speaker 3 (25:19):
Well, that's why you have air conditioning, that's why you
have eric. Yeah, yeah, so, but nice, much better.

Speaker 1 (25:25):
Not any real June gloom.

Speaker 3 (25:27):
The last few days, I haven't noticed it. Of course
I'm not up in the morning. But usually you can
kind of tell late in the day we get that
June gloom. We have the May gray and the June gloom,
and then it gets nice in July, in August.

Speaker 4 (25:39):
It's supposed to be ninety tomorrow in Malibu, Malibu. Boo yeah,
oh man, that feels like one hundred and ten when
you're on the beach.

Speaker 3 (25:47):
You're gonna hit the beach in Malibu tomorrow.

Speaker 4 (25:49):
Me and a million other people.

Speaker 3 (25:51):
It's too cool, too trendy. You got to go up
north where there's less people a little bit. Go up
to like Ura. There's still a lot of people, but
it's not as bad as Malibu and all that foody fun. Well,
it turns out that AI still has some work to do,
at least for McDonald's. The story this week. You might

(26:13):
have heard about it, maybe not the Golden Arches removing
artificial intelligence powered ordering technology from the drive through restaurants
all over the United States. Why it doesn't work and
it's embarrassing. McDonald's. A trial system developed by IBM uses

(26:36):
voice recognition software to process orders. This was first announced
back in twenty nineteen, and it has not been reliable.

Speaker 1 (26:48):
Clothing.

Speaker 3 (26:50):
It's not good, they said in a prepared statement. After
thorough review, McDonald's has decided to end our current global
partnership with IBM on automated order taking beyond this year,
the restaurant, Shaine said, and they prepared a statement. They
have been embarrassed because of some of the bloopers the

(27:11):
snaffoos that have been well documented on social media. For example,
one video with thousands of views on TikTok showed a
young lady who became exasperated. She attempted to convince the
AI that she wanted a caramel ice cream, only for
to add stacks of butter to her order. There was

(27:32):
another video a person claimed that her order got confused
with one being made by someone else, resulting in nine
orders of tea being added to her bill.

Speaker 1 (27:44):
But wait, there's more.

Speaker 3 (27:45):
Another video online showed two people laughing while hundreds of
dollars worth of chicken nuggets were added to their order.
And there was another story that a person had bacon
added to their ice cream in air, which some people
probably would think is good. There is a cottage industry
of bacon ice cream. But yeah, because of bacon ice cream,

(28:06):
nugget overload, French fry, too many fries and all that,
they have said no moss and they have tossed in
the sponge on.

Speaker 4 (28:15):
A I bacon ice cream sounds like a new menu
item they're trying out in the UK.

Speaker 3 (28:22):
Yeah, well, the people do like the donut burgers where
they combined the donuts with the burger and the doughnuts,
the bun and all.

Speaker 4 (28:30):
That savory and sweet. It's delicious together.

Speaker 3 (28:33):
Absolutely, what else do we have on FOODI fun Taco
Bell testing a new three dollars grilled steak burrito.

Speaker 4 (28:41):
If periord of that. Oh, that sounds good.

Speaker 3 (28:43):
That does sound pretty good. McDonald's is unveaible the new
five dollars meal deal available for a limited time. It
starts June twenty fifth, so this coming week. It's today
is the twenty first, so next week it will begin.

Speaker 1 (28:56):
Now. I did read about what being.

Speaker 3 (29:00):
Called a price war in fast food restaurants, a value
menu war, because so many people have complained about how
expensive fast food is going. But people are wondering how
long will this actually last? Is this just gonna be
a summer thing and then once Halloween comes around, that's it,
game over for meal deals were done. Don't know the

(29:24):
answer to that, don't know the answer. Pizza Hut has
launched a new Chicago tavern style pizza, not to be
confused with the deep dish Chicago pizza, which is my favorite.
The tavern style pizza. It goes back to the nineteen
thirties and it was served at bars, thus the tavern

(29:47):
and it's thin crust, not deep dish like my favorite
Chicago pizza, but thin crust, square cuts, and it was
often given out for free to try to get people
to buy more alcohol. Interesting enough, Pizza Hut not giving
it away for free, Danny, so they've decided to charge
for this. They've got the double Pepperoni tavern Pizza, the

(30:08):
Spicy Chicken Sausage Tavern Pizza, the Ultimate, which is savory sausage, pepperoni,
fire roasted peppers, onions, grape tomatoes, and parmesan oregano seasoning
and the pesto margarita tavern.

Speaker 4 (30:24):
Pizza, the square cut right, yes.

Speaker 3 (30:27):
Square cut. My grandfather's the plumber from Springfield, mass where
Alf the alien O piner Li is. My grandfather loved
burger King whoppers, but he had him cooked twice. He
had him go over the flame twice.

Speaker 4 (30:40):
Oh yeah, oh like extra well.

Speaker 3 (30:42):
Extra well done, which is probably where I get it
from my grandpa. And my grandfather loved Pizza Hut for
some reason. Those were his two favorite plays. So as
a kid, I ate a lot of Pizza Hut and
a lot of Burger King as a kid. When I
was with my grandpa, but we called him Bobo. But
I was with him man, we ate a lot of.

Speaker 4 (31:00):
Did you guys ever get the cheese filled crust from
Pizza's Hut?

Speaker 1 (31:05):
It was so long ago.

Speaker 3 (31:05):
They didn't even have that back then. They just had
the pan. They had the many personal pizza that had
come out.

Speaker 4 (31:11):
They were in black and white pretty much pretty much.

Speaker 3 (31:15):
Here's a good offer, Danny, if you're planning to live
a long time A and W offering free root beer
floats for life. But there is a catch, Danny. You
know what The catch? Is no, you have to be
over one hundred years old.

Speaker 1 (31:26):
Oh, come on, can't they do ninety? What do they
have to do one hundred?

Speaker 4 (31:30):
Come on, with all the anxiety because of inflation, they
should do over fifty for all of us.

Speaker 3 (31:36):
That's right, World's run amuck. That reminds me of my favorite.
One of my favorite John Wooden stories. I have another
one that TJ. Simers, who recently passed away, told me
near the end of his life about how John Wooden
hated being called the Wizard of Westwood and loved that TJ.
Simers would bust his balls. I love that story about

(31:57):
John Wooden. But I also we used to people used
to see John Wooden in the neighborhood we do the
show from in Sherman Oaks, because John lived in the
San Fernando Valley and would go out to eat all
the time, and when he was in his late eighties
early nineties, they I think it was I think it
might have been ladies. I don't know, maybe early nights.
But he was eating like fried food, fried chicken, all this,

(32:21):
like really unhealthy stuff. And it is one of the
great advantages when you get to a certain age, you
don't have to worry about the long term health damage
that these things can do.

Speaker 1 (32:30):
You know what I mean?

Speaker 4 (32:32):
Like you're in pretty good shade. Yes, you know.

Speaker 3 (32:34):
John Woulden was eating fried chicken, lived to be ninety nine.

Speaker 4 (32:37):
Yeah. It's like that lady who said she drank one
doctor pepper every single day of her life. She lived
to be one hundred and six. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (32:44):
And then there's people that eat a healthy diet, a
lot of veggies, and they don't eat certain foods, sugars,
and they die when they're you know, fifty two, And
I was like, what are you doing? What else do
we have?

Speaker 2 (32:56):
Oh?

Speaker 4 (32:56):
Did you see the Arbi's, your legendary one in Hollywood?

Speaker 2 (33:00):
No?

Speaker 4 (33:01):
Fifty five years?

Speaker 3 (33:04):
Many great memories of that Arby's that was right down
the street from Tommy's, and that was the Tommies I
used to hang out at. And the Arby's which is
right near KTLA Channel five in La And that was
my main Arby's experience in my twenties and thirties when
I lived in Hollywood and I had my fast food
rotation and it's what is it going to become now?

Speaker 4 (33:25):
Chick fil Ayers don't know, but they said that they
really should have closed down during COVID. That's when they
got hit hard at that location, and they basically scotch
taped everything together to last this long after COVID, and
so they just had a outside They had a sign
that said, thanks for all the great memories for fifty
five years, but we're out of here now.

Speaker 3 (33:48):
It really was a bubble that Arby's because the whole
area has is it gentrified, It's changed like that was
a throwback to old Hollywood when it was it was
a different time. They had the giant RBS sign out
in front, which will likely go into somebody's collection.

Speaker 4 (34:05):
Yeah, definitely, it was a landmark.

Speaker 3 (34:07):
Yeah, And but everything around there had changed over the years,
even the time I lived there, which has been a
long time since I lived in Hollywood, but even when
I lived in that area, it's changed a lot since
I was there. And it's just, you know, that's the
way way of the world. By the way, I have
a new plan. For years, my plan if I ever
lost the radio job was to just work at Costco.

(34:29):
But I read this featured story about fast food managers,
and in California, as a fast food manager, you can
make one hundred and seventy thousand dollars a year as
a manager of a fast food restaurant.

Speaker 4 (34:45):
Gotta be kidding me, Danny.

Speaker 3 (34:47):
Come on and you get the free food. That doesn't
sound that bad to me. You probably work regular hours.

Speaker 4 (34:54):
Come on, you're rich and you have diabetes. Thank you.

Speaker 3 (34:59):
Well, you don't have to necessarily eat the food.

Speaker 1 (35:01):
But anyway, we'll get.

Speaker 4 (35:02):
Out here, and you're not rich. You just can pay
some bills. Yeah, but that's it's a good wage one.

Speaker 3 (35:07):
Hundred and seventy thousand to work in a fast food place.
All right, we'll get out on that. Have a wonderful
rest of your Friday. We've got fresh pods all weekend.
Danny teased the story about a selfie, so we have
that to look forward to on tomorrow's podcast. And I'll
have to figure out some other things that happened this
week and in my life I don't want to share

(35:28):
with the class.

Speaker 1 (35:29):
We have a great Friday, Danny.

Speaker 3 (35:31):
You're on with Covino on Rich this afternoon. Is that correct?

Speaker 4 (35:34):
Yeah? I'm gonna produce this fine podcast and then get
my ass into the Sherman Oaks Studios for two to
four pm on the West coast. That's five to seven
pm in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts.

Speaker 3 (35:46):
You think Wiz Khalifa wants to come? Have you tried
to get him to come into the studio, Danny, Have
you said, hey, Whiz, why don't you come into a segment?

Speaker 1 (35:52):
He probably would.

Speaker 4 (35:53):
I told Covino, I said, you know what, next time
you see him, let's ask him if he'll come into
the studio for ten minutes. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (36:01):
I've seen a lot of people that are famous, or
society thinks they're famous in that in that area. Who's
the guy the rock and roll guy that used to
go to the ATM with the hat? What's the guy's name?
I don't remember. I think he was it nick Was
it Nicky six? He did a show out of there.

Speaker 4 (36:19):
Nicky six worked here in the building.

Speaker 3 (36:20):
Yeah, yeah, No, there was another guy though, that was
famous for having the hat. I forget.

Speaker 4 (36:26):
Oh you're talking about Slash.

Speaker 3 (36:28):
Oh yeah, Slash, that's it. I used to see Slash
Slash at the ATM. He would be around the building. Yeah,
you can't that was always us.

Speaker 4 (36:36):
Can't miss him.

Speaker 3 (36:38):
You don't think of rock and roll guys is just
needing to go get cash out of the ATM.

Speaker 4 (36:41):
A bunch of hookers and cocaine.

Speaker 3 (36:44):
And there isn't even a bank there is there anymore?

Speaker 4 (36:46):
The banks?

Speaker 3 (36:47):
There are banks. There used to be two banks in
that building.

Speaker 4 (36:49):
Two yeah, none now zero banks. And I felt bad.
Some poor guy last week was he knocked on our window,
on our window door, and he's like, which which way
to the bank. He thought the bank was still in
this building here? Well, yeah, he says bank, He says
bank on the high rise here. There's just no more
bank inside.

Speaker 3 (37:09):
You have to go down the yellow brick road is
you have to go down?

Speaker 4 (37:12):
And Rich Davis he didn't know there's no banking here anymore,
so he sent him in to the main building real
estate office.

Speaker 3 (37:19):
Now he's gonna come by and say, what the bleep?
But he bleeding bleed, what were you doing?

Speaker 4 (37:24):
Andy?

Speaker 1 (37:24):
We have a wonderful rest of your Friday.

Speaker 4 (37:26):
Again.

Speaker 3 (37:26):
We'll be here all weekend long with new podcasts and
we will catch you next time.

Speaker 4 (37:31):
Asta pasta gotta murder, I gotta go
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