Basta! (Enough Already! Things Randy and Carmen hate)

It’s Podcast Friday! And more importantly, the Basta Edition! Listen in this week to hear what Randy and Carmen are sick of and have had too much of. (And what they DON”T want for Christmas this year!)

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  • Carmen:  Welcome to Evolutionaries Podcast, “The Basta Edition” Basta! And I’m Carmen Voilleque.
  • Randy:  I’m Randy Harrington.
  • Carmen:  And we just can’t wait to tell you the things that we have had enough of.
  • Randy:  We’re kind of steamed with it. We’re done with it, we’re over it. And apparently, some people aren’t listening. I remember distinctly December 2012 having the conversation that we were pretty sick and tired of people shooting other people.
  • Carmen:  Yeah, didn’t want that.
  • Randy:  And yet did they listen? No.
  • Carmen:  No.
  • Randy:  No, they don’t. They’re still out there, Chicago, uh, the Washington Shipyard, blah, blah, blah. The list goes on. People just out there taking their, I don’t know, insanity out on others, just Basta!
  • Carmen:  Basta on …
  • Randy:  On shooting people. Golly .
  • Carmen:  Shooting people. Knock it off.
  • Randy:  And you know, uh, well, on, on that one little piece.
  • Carmen:  That’s really …
  • Randy:  I’ll talk about that dude. The, the, I think he’s a Kansas professor, and he tweets. He tweets that he says, you know, that after the Navy Shipyard shooting he said, “You know, well NRA, this is the blood that’s on the NRA’s hands for this.”
  • Carmen:  Mmhmm (affirmative).
  • Randy:  Okay, so that was, all right. Uh, that’s a debatable tweet. That’s, to me, a fair tweet. Then he goes on to say in the same tweet, um, “I hope it’s your sons and daughters that are slaughtered next” Or something to that effect.
  • Carmen:  Wow. Wow.
  • Randy:  And this is a professor and I’m like, “Oh, oh.”
  • Carmen:  He just turned inflammatory and irresponsible.
  • Randy:  Yeah, it’s, it’s just like really, and now of course he’s saying, “I was intending it to be that way to start a debate.” Well …
  • Carmen:  Well.
  • Randy:  That doesn’t, doesn’t fly, I’m, I’m sorry. But also, and he’s on administrative leave. I don’t know how I’ll feel about that either, but I say, “Basta” on that whole situation, in the end this just shows you crap breeds more crap, and I don’t like it a bit. I’m done with it.
  • Carmen:  Yeah.
  • Randy:  Now, let’s get on something important like you’re experience at the fitness center (laughs).
  • Carmen:  Oh, yeah. Yeah, okay let’s talk about fitness there. So I recently joined an athletic club. We’re really excited about it. We love it, love it, love it, love it, love it. But I do have a problem, and [00:02:00] the problem is the walk way from the locker room to the pool is just a stinky feet path. I just know the people …
  • Randy:  Is this you being, is this you being tight ass or is it that, that it’s really … I mean, you feel like slime … ?
  • Carmen:  I can smell the feet. I can feel the slime.
  • Randy:  You could feel it?
  • Carmen:  I had, I ordered special shoes over this.
  • Randy:  Yeah, I can see that special shoes in the gym is a good idea.
  • Carmen:  It’s a big problem. It’s a good idea and, and I know it’s a good idea and I wear them in shower and, you know, that kind of stuff.
  • Randy:  Yeah, yeah.
  • Carmen:  But just like walking to the pool sometimes, you know …
  • Randy:  Sure.
  • Carmen:  You just want, “Oh, well. I did that. I do it not again.”
  • Randy:  That’s not happening, not happening.
  • Carmen:  But,  you know, even with my special shoes, so I don’t have to feel this feet slime anymore …
  • Randy:  (Laughs).
  • Carmen:  I can still smell the feet smell.
  • Randy:  And you know those little microbes are jumping.
  • Carmen:  I’m, I’m just saying if I managed …
  • Randy:  Your whole vaulting over the little rubber [lift 00:02:42].
  • Carmen:  It’s the principle of the thing, too. I’m just if I was in charge of this place there would be hosing that down with bleach every night. How hard can it be?
  • Randy:  (Laughs) How hard can it be. Clean that stuff up.
  • Carmen:  Yeah.
  • Randy:  Yeah, and, you know, and stinky gym is a bad thing.
  • Carmen:  Yeah.
  • Randy:  There’s just no doubt about it. Uh, I, you know, I went to a martial arts school down here in Eugene, and we, we were actually going to go in and take a jiu jitsu. Um, the wife and I, we’re going to go and take a jiu jitsu. Well, we went for our test lesson and they had us flipping and rolling on this mats.
  • Carmen:  (Laughing).
  • Randy:  And I got to tell you I was not afraid of the instructor. I was afraid to the mats.
  • Carmen:  With the mat (laughs).
  • Randy:  Yeah. It was like the cooties here was like new.
  • Carmen:  You just know …
  • Randy:  Don’t want to be rubbing my face into this.
  • Carmen:  There’s extra motivation not to get knocked out.
  • Randy:  Yeah, no, that wouldn’t happen. So we actually didn’t do that.
  • Carmen:  Oh, okay (laughs).
  • Randy:  Yeah, so life was rough. So yeah, so you, you, the other one, uh, you, you wanted to talk about was …
  • Carmen:  Yeah, I have a big thing going around tasteless hummus.
  • Randy:  (Laughs).
  • Carmen:  Okay.
  • Randy:  (Laughs) This is another along with …
  • Carmen:  Hummus …
  • Randy:  A first world problem, “tasteless hummus” but it’s an issue.
  • Carmen:  Hummus needs to be earn apologetic about being hummus, and I just think if you’re not going to really make hummus, I may put the lemon on there put the garlic [00:04:00] do, the, the whole hummus thing. If you’re not going to do it don’t just make this tasteless smeary stuff and set it out and sell it at restaurants as, as a hummus plate because it’s not.
  • Randy:  It’s not, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a glue.
  • Carmen:  Yeah.
  • Randy:  It’s something you could use to fix furniture or something else.
  • Carmen:  Or just hold cucumber [crosstalk 00:04:20].
  • Randy:  Have you every had poi?
  • Carmen:  Poi?
  • Randy:  Yeah, Hawaiian Poi?
  • Carmen:  No.
  • Randy:  It’s a taro root, ground taro root.
  • Carmen:  Hmm.
  • Randy:  And that’s absolutely no taste at all. It’s just a starch.
  • Carmen:  It’s just glue.
  • Randy:  It’s just … yeah. It’s just, you know, we use it to make sure that our paper cups didn’t blow up the, the picnic at Luau.
  • Carmen:  Well, that’s what tasteless hummus is were.
  • Randy:  That’s what tasteless hummus is for. Absolutely.
  • Carmen:  Okay, well, Basta on that. I don’t want to taste it. No, I don’t like it.
  • Randy:  Basta on it. Now, we drive i5 a fair amount. You were just on I-5.
  • Carmen:  Yes.
  • Randy:  You were just on I-5.
  • Carmen:  We’re just on it today.
  • Randy:  Or our local interstate that runs up and down the West Coast.
  • Carmen:  That’s right and that’s …
  • Randy:  You had some issues did you?
  • Carmen:  Well, this, I’m sure everyone has had this issue, but it kind of bothered me this time because it was a person in that cute little cars. There’s a little, uh, creamy, beigy colored mini …
  • Randy:  Which people in Mini Coopers …
  • Carmen:  You know, just adorable …
  • Randy:  In general are perfect people.
  • Carmen:  He says, says the Mini Cooper driver.
  • Randy:  Well that’s, they don’t sell them to just anybody.
  • Carmen:  Yeah, yeah, well (laughs).
  • Randy:  You this, you have to pass a series of test.
  • Carmen:  Okay, so, so this …
  • Randy:  Around coolness.
  • Carmen:  So, this is supposedly cool guy …
  • Randy:  Somebody stole that car, obviously (laughs).
  • Carmen:  Somebody stole this Mini, anyway, that’s obviously what happens. So this, this person who stole this Mini is riding right up my tuckus, and you know how it is. I mean,  you feel like their practically mounted the back of your car, yes. So I am thinking, “All right” and I was, I was in the fast lane. I was passing a car.
  • Randy:  Yeah.
  • Carmen:  I was passing at a,  you know …
  • Randy:  Reasonable speed.
  • Carmen:  A passing speed, and, uh, this guy just zooms right up. So I get passed the car, and I get over, you know, get out of the passing lane now.
  • Randy:  You’re in the right lane, right.
  • Carmen:  I’m back in the right lane, “Okay, go around speed demon, Mr. Mini Super.”
  • Randy:  Mmhmm (affirmative).
  • Carmen:  And, uh, there’s a Semi in front of me [00:06:00] pretty far away.
  • Randy:  200-300 yards.
  • Carmen:  But, you know, looking at it that I’m going to have to get back in that lane again pretty soon now.
  • Randy:  In two minutes, you’re going to need to get over.
  • Carmen:  Yeah, and since you were going 90 it shouldn’t be a problem. You just zip right by and then I’ll get back over.
  • Randy:  Yeah.
  • Carmen:  So the seconds go by, the seconds go by, and now he, and now he has suddenly lost in …
  • Randy:  He’s slowly [dragging 00:06:18].
  • Carmen:  He’s lost interest.
  • Randy:  He’s just …
  • Carmen:  Just a (humming).
  • Randy:  In the left lane.
  • Carmen:  And he’s edging up. You know, he’s now, he’s kind of to just pass my rear wheel.
  • Randy:  But now he’s worried about getting a ticket, yeah.
  • Carmen:  And pretty soon, he’s about level with me, and I’m looking over at him like, “Come one, you know? What are you going … “
  • Randy:  Yeah, this is an unauthorized Mini on it.
  • Carmen:  And here’s what bothers me. I’m on cruise control.
  • Randy:  Oh.
  • Carmen:  I like the cruise control.
  • Randy:  Oh, this stuff is …
  • Carmen:  I’ve been on cruise control successfully now for at least 45 minutes.
  • Randy:  Oh.
  • Carmen:  And this guy is going to to screw it up.
  • Randy:  He’s going to end it.
  • Carmen:  Because I can see that truck coming, and he’s going to ruin the whole thing and he did.
  • Randy:  Yeah. Well, uh, so I, I, I feel your pain on that one, I do. But I’m going to put a slightly different Basta on the list, and that is people who use cruise control like jack ass.
  • Carmen:  (Laughs).
  • Randy:  They’ll be in freaking traffic and trying to just, “Okay, we’re going to put it on cruise control.” (Sound effect) And then for eight seconds, (sound effect) now it’s off. And so the whole experience is this G-Force Yoyo experience of your head flinging forward or spinning back. It is an awful hellish experience.
  • Carmen:  (Laughs) Defeats the purpose of cruise control.
  • Randy:  And I, you know, um, I shouldn’t … yeah. I can’t name any names, but somebody very close to me.
  • Carmen:  (Laughs) We’ll not name in any names, but it’s somebody who likes to do the elliptical.
  • Randy:  Yeah, (laughs) she tends to, she tends to love that little cruise control in the worse … Or she’s the same person who will see the light turn red and then accelerate. I’ve never understood that. It just turned red and you’re going faster now. Why, why?
  • Carmen:  (Laughs).
  • Randy:  That’s enough for today.
  • Carmen:  All right, Basta on cruise control and tailgaters.
  • Randy:  Yeah, yeah, there you go.
  • Carmen:  And that [crosstalk 00:07:55] that all.
  • Randy:  Now, and what about the shoe thing? Let’s cut to the chase.
  • Carmen:  Okay, well, if, if you really want to go there but I’m going to get fired [00:08:00] up.
  • Randy:  Okay.
  • Carmen:  Okay, here’s the thing. Uggs.
  • Randy:  Uggs, U-G-G-S.
  • Carmen:  Definitely, these young women wear the short shorts, and then these moon boots that have, you know, lamb lining inside of them and what is the point of that? And they are the ugliest things that have ever been invented there, true to their name.
  • Randy:  (Laughing).
  • Carmen:  It’s like, it’s like they got together and said, “Let’s create the ugliest shoe we can possibly imagine, and then make young women wear them.” I was telling you like, you just put on like some gunny sack and a paper bag on your head while you’re at it  because it’s just, you’re, you’re just doing, you’re just uglifying yourself.
  • Randy:  (Laughing) Well, what’s funny, we looked at the Uggs website …
  • Carmen:  That’s the new cool thing. It’s ridiculous.
  • Randy:  And you couldn’t even find the classic Uggs.
  • Carmen:  You can’t even find them because …
  • Randy:  They had all these other shoes that actually look pretty nice.
  • Carmen:  That’s because they’re realizing that these shoes are so stupid.
  • Randy:  Oh, my gosh.
  • Carmen:  It’s the biggest trick ever played on, I mean, it’s, it’s a marketing coup. I’m upset now. We, which we have to move on.
  • Randy:  It, well. I, I could see it. You’re intense.But Basta on …
  • Carmen:  Basta on Uggs.
  • Randy:  On Uggs (laughs). Looks like you, and those are going to happen to Chris. You’re going to get like 900 pairs of Uggs from people.
  • Carmen:  (Laugs) They’re so bad.
  • Randy:  Uh, so, you know, we live in the North West, and we’re blessed with many, uh, fermentation location.
  • Carmen:  Yes, yes.
  • Randy:  Uh, we have, uh …
  • Carmen:  No shortage of waste to drink your alcohol here.
  • Randy:  That’s the truth. Uh, you know, or Eugene, one of my favorite cities is now boasting I want to say eight fine beer making facilities in this town.
  • Carmen:  Mmhmm (affirmative).
  • Randy:  Bend has probably 80 and Portland 800, I don’t know.
  • Carmen:  Mmhmm (affirmative).
  • Randy:  But there’s just a lot of them. And here’s my problem, this is where I’m saying, “Basta” to.
  • Carmen:  Mmhmm (affirmative).
  • Randy:  I went beer tasting with a colleague from California who’s actually making beer in San Francisco. So he was allowed to do whatever he wanted, but there is so much bias about beer tasting going on right now.
  • Carmen:  Yeah.
  • Randy:  There’s first of all is 900 beers, okay, so …
  • Carmen:  Well, but leave it to somebody from San Francisco to, to, to [snubify 00:09:55] beer tasting.
  • Randy:  (Laughing) Well …
  • Carmen:  And I, and I live in San Francisco so I can say that.
  • Randy:  Yes, [00:10:00] true.
  • Carmen:  I, I … this is where I learned wine.
  • Randy:  It was, well, see this is my point. It’s completely different than wine. Wine has a standard built into it. People have go taste wine you can go, “Oh, that’s this, this is that, this is that.” It’s got a clear sort of judging scale.
  • Carmen:  And the standards have been controlled for thousand of years.
  • Randy:  Thousand of years, it’s like, you know, judging diving or something.
  • Carmen:  Yes, okay.
  • Randy:  Everybody knows, okay, that was, that was it.
  • Carmen:  What the rules are.
  • Randy:  But beer, and people are just making up these …
  • Carmen:  (Laughing).
  • Randy:  Just ridiculous opinions and it made no sense. It was like, “Oh, this is this all front and of this and a hop of that.” And all of those specific gravity units and all the other bullshit that they’re bringing to. And I’m like, “Please.” It’s a, it’s, it’s fermented … it’s just beer. Of course, that, you know, the really beer people though are all like …
  • Carmen:  (Laughs) He says, yeah, he says in our Darkpod castroom
  • Randy:  Yeah.
  • Carmen:  But he wouldn’t say that anywhere else.
  • Randy:  (Laughing) No [crosstalk 00:10:53]. You see me flying out the window.
  • Carmen:  (Laughing).
  • Randy:  It will be like the old west when they kick out the double doors of the saloon.
  • Carmen:  Yes, and they take their beer very seriously here in North West.
  • Randy:  Yeah, oh, my God.
  • Carmen:  That’s driving you crazy, huh?
  • Randy:  It was just, this, it was this ongoing stream of pretentious horse crap around …
  • Carmen:  See bring that beer and wine and that cannot help. Uh, it have to add a Basta to this.
  • Randy:  Okay.
  • Carmen:  When did we removed stems from wine glasses?
  • Randy:  (Laughs) Well, I …
  • Carmen:  What is up with that?
  • Randy:  I might think why [inaudible 00:11:19] did that I think they might have had a mistake.
  • Carmen:  That’s not okay.
  • Randy:  I don’t even think I’m saying Ridle right. Is it Riddle or Riddle?
  • Carmen:  Riddle.
  • Randy:  Riddle?
  • Carmen:  I don’t know, Riddle.
  • Randy:  I’ve heard it pronounced several.
  • Carmen:  I like Riddle.
  • Randy:  I don’t know. I’ve heard that [crosstalk 00:11:31].
  • Carmen:  Anyway, anyway the, the glasses that you can actually feel flex in your hands when you’re washing them because they’re so thin (laughs).
  • Randy:  They’re so thin. Yeah, I actually kind of liked it.
  • Carmen:  Me, too.
  • Randy:  I think those, those have game …
  • Carmen:  I do, too when they have stems on them.
  • Randy:  But you just don’t like the stems and the reasons you don’t like [crosstalk00:11:46] …
  • Carmen:  (Laughs) So, so some people don’t like them because your hand warms the wine too much, you know, because you’re holding the wine.  This is wine’s numb thing, it’s like you’re holding the wine, it warms it up especially white wine, you don’t want to warm up your white wine with your hand. And I agree with all of that.
  • Randy:  I ..
  • Carmen:  But it’s worse than that.
  • Randy:  I’ll never put the wine between my legs, [00:12:00] don’t do it.
  • Carmen:  (Laughs).
  • Randy:  I’m that kind of guy. I’m …
  • Carmen:  (Laughs) You got to draw the wine somewhere.
  • Randy:  Got to draw the wine (laughs).
  • Carmen:  So, but here’s the problem. You’ve got this beautiful glass and now you’re going to put your fingers all over it, you’re just going to finger print it up. The same finger that was in the tasteless hummus is now touching all over your glass just put your grabbing paws on it and paw it up, and have you ever looked at some … one of those glasses that somebody’s been drinking out?
  • Randy:  Yes, at the end of the day, yeah.
  • Carmen:  It looks disgusting.
  • Randy:  Yeah, I’ve picked it up after party and got, “Oh, my Lord.”
  • Carmen:  It’s not right. It’s disrespectful to the wine glass.
  • Randy:  Now, I am sitting across from people in airplanes with their little iPads.
  • Carmen:  Speaking of fingerprints.
  • Randy:  Oh, my Lord. It is like this human petri dish on people laps.
  • Carmen:  (Laughs).
  • Randy:  I mean, I’ve seen crusty, chunky things on an iPad screen and I’m like, “Dude, get one of the little squirty, wipy things and go to town, man.”
  • Carmen:  Just clean that up.
  • Randy:  And then, you know, where I got this is from Jackson, one of our consultants.
  • Carmen:  Yes.
  • Randy:  He has to use the little rubber [knoby 00:13:09] thing. He will not touch it with his finger because …
  • Carmen:  Jackson’s particular.
  • Randy:  He is particular. He is paranoid. I think he got that from his wife. She won’t even read an airplane magazine because she knows …
  • Carmen:  People touch them.
  • Randy:  Hundreds of people have been sneezed in that.
  • Carmen:  How many people have sneezed on that and touched it.
  • Randy:  See, now it ruined my whole flight experience.
  • Carmen:  Yeah, well, anyway …
  • Randy:  But here you go, so Basta on dirty iPad screens. If you’ve got them, clean them. And, you know, I’m going to defend my wine glass thing, but I will say that I’ll try to keep my hand not in the hummus (laughs).
  • Carmen:  (Laughing) You, You will only use your stemless wine glasses with very clean hands from now on, okay.
  • Randy:  With very clean hands. I’ll be very …
  • Carmen:  Okay, I, I can accept that kind of ..
  • Randy:  Yeah, yeah.
  • Carmen:  Just don’t do it whenever I’m around.
  • Randy:  I’ll [inaudible 00:13:48] that. So that’s our Basta Edition, uh, for today.
  • Carmen:  We would love to hear your Bastas, so please send them out.
  • Randy:  And we know there are things that piss you off.
  • Carmen:  Because … and some of you tell us.
  • Randy:  Yeah.
  • Carmen:  And we do read those e-mails.
  • Randy:  And, and we would, we would [00:14:00] really like to hear it. So, uh, just, uh, shoot us your Basta and, uh, we have some, come cool new, uh, corporate shirts that are coming out.
  • Carmen:  Stay tuned for that.
  • Randy:  Stay tuned for that and we’ll be …
  • Carmen:  It’s a big reveal.
  • Randy:  Yeah, big reveal and then, uh, if you send us some of those things there’s a good chance you might see one of those t-shirts show up.
  • Carmen:  Ooh, nice.
  • Randy:  I know, it’s very exciting. All right.
  • Carmen:  That’s a good offer.
  • Randy:  Thank you for listening.
  • Carmen:  Please join us next time on Evolutionary’s Podcast (music playing).