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Episode · 1 year ago

021 - Poker Face...

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week, Andrew discusses going to look at travel trailers for the first time with Amanda. Additionally, we talk THAT Falcon and the Winter Soldier moment, Mighty Ducks Game Changers, Titans, and charity.

Dad's complicated. Well, Hello and welcome to Episode Twenty One of the Dad Dorian podcast. For those of you who are at home going wait, didn't I just listen to episode nineteen? Or for those of you who might have been going, wait, why did he post episode nineteen twice if you did not read the text from last week's episode, I incorrectly identified last week's episode as the Nineteen episode when in fact our Easter episode was the nineteen episode and that was the twenty episode. So my apologies for that major mess up. But we do have episode twenty one today. I'm not going to continue on the miss numbering. This will be the twenty one episode going forward. So Oh, how are you guys doing? Hey, everybody doing good, doing, good, good, good, good to hear. Good to hear. So yeah, we've been busy, as you can probably guess. I am still working on the headboard for my brother in law and I've got to get that done because I need to get that to my inlaws that they could take it down with them, because they have more cargo capacity than I do and this sucker is not going to fit in the journey and I don't even think it would fit on top of the journey. If I'm being totally honest, like I think it would be a major problem for me to try to transport this using my wife's card. So, yeah, I got to finish that up. This week. We actually did go and look at a travel trailer. I know I'd mentioned it was something that we've been talking about doing. As far as getting one, let me tell you one thing. For Right now, the prices are absurd, and I get that I'm going right into the peak season for this. So this does not surprise me at all. I kind of expect it to be. But you will have to apologize for the dog behind me, or I will have to apologize for the dog behind me, because he is barking at something and goodness knows what it is. I don't think anybody's here, but regardless, yeah, it's just the life of the podcaster and I'm not even going to edit that out. I'm just leaving that there. That's for you. You get maler as the guest appearance this week. So Anyway, Um, yeah, anyway, we went to look at a travel trailer, and let me tell you about how this experience went. So we found a specific for plan that we wanted to get, and that is there is a brand Gulf stream makes that. It's called the enlightened. It is apparently a camping world exclusive wable. So they make basically the same travel trailer in a couple different lines, but this particular one I've only been able to find it at camping world and so we wanted to go see it up close. It's nice because it is light enough that my truck can pull it, but it's got enough cargo capacity that if I upgrade the truck later on down the road, we've still got enough cargo room to be able to carry more stuff in it. Like it's basically rated for seventy six hundred pounds. Grows vehicle weight. My truck can only tow sixty four hundred pounds, but the dry weight on this particular trailer is fifty one hundred pounds. And we're going into peak our V season. So basically you get out there and you know there's sunny weather and everybody's like, you know what I really want an RV. I think camping and nature and all of that will be good for my family. And so they go and they do what we're looking to do, and that's by a travel trailer and for the people who are working in that industry, like this is like the boom time for them. So, like the guy was telling us, you know, yeah, I know, we'll probably be selling down to the last three like an you know all of those horror stories where you're thinking, you know, there's no way there's going to be anything left, I need to buy now. I need to make them an offer, like so here's the deal. This trailer wake we went we looked at that trailer. We look at about three different other trailers and that really solidified for us that the Gulf Stream is the one that we want. And it's a bunk house model. It's got bunk beds in the back. It's got what's called a superslide, which has both the dinet and the couch, both of which convert into sleeping space. In theory, this could do anywhere from eight to ten people in it. It's just under thirty feet on the trailer size, but you know, it's a decent sized trailer and we really loved it. We left the finishes, we loved...

...just the things that they did with it. My wife loves the counter space. You're like two things that my wife wasn't especially keen on. One of them was the distance of the toilet from the wall, because it seemed a little bit fur out compared to the other trail urs we saw. The other thing that we saw it was just the amount of room at the end of the bed in the master area, which I mean there's a wall there and there has to be a wall there and that's totally fine. It just is one of those things where it's there and you're just like, Oh hey, there's a wall, but there's a door on either side of the bed and it's not like you're going to be spending a whole lot of time into the bedroom, like usually when you're traveling, you're going to be out and about doing things. So like it's really the one that we want and we know that it's the one that we want. But the interesting thing for this particular one is Gulf stream with this particular private label one, it is an MSRP of about thirty three thou and they had it listed at I think, thirty one tho. So like it's not a very great discount and obviously you know you can make them an offer, but here's the deal. Looking online found basically the same trailer under one of their other labels, and I mean looking at the pictures on it aside from the outside of it, there is nothing different between one trailer in the other. It looks like it's the exact same trailer. The specs all match. All of that. Wellcome to find out you can pick up this exact same trailer the noncamping World Label version and it's thirteen thousand dollars less. Like there is a dealership in Rockford, Illinois, of all places, that is selling five of them and they are all under twenty Onezero. I think the most expensible one is twenty one or twenty thousand nine hundred ninety five. I asked the manufacture, I asked camping world, I've asked everybody that I can think of. Hey, what is the difference between these that this is such a steeped increase? And I get part of it is going to be the fact that they have to move the freight from the Midwest to Oregon. I get that, but that's not going to account for thirteenzero dollars in a price difference. So I'm sitting here going why is this so expensive here, other than the fact obviously it's very much in demand because Oregonians left their travel trailers and they're trying to get their hands on anything they can get. I don't know. So anyway, a long story short, that there's no way they're coming down to the price that we are willing to pay, because honestly like the price that they're charging for it in the Midwest. I feel like that's reasonable and I think it's one of those things. Looking into it, like the MSRP, I think, is twenty eight. You look at it, woe retail is sixteen and the average retail is about twenty. So like it's reasonably price. Now I would have to move mountains to get myself all the way out there, pick it up, tow it back with a rental truck, all of that stuff. So like there's a lot to take in there, but bottom line, I don't think it's going to take me tenzero dollars to pick up a trailer in another state and have it move here. I haven't done a lot of which just sick research on it, but it does seem like it should be something that I can figure out easily enough, and so that's kind of where we're out on our RV hunt. The camping world people. They're definitely wanting to get at least mid s out of it and I'm just not willing to pay that premium. So we amicably walked away. I think they also knew the funny part about the whole thing was watching them try to get a read on my wife because obviously with covid everybody's wearing masks. You don't get a whole lot of their facial expressions and my wife. My wife does not play poker, and it is a good thing that she does not play poker because if my wife played poker she would probably be world series of poker champion many times over, because you cannot get a read off of her face and like she can be completely unemotional, completely detached in a conversation with this like she's staying attention. Don't...

...get me wrong, it's not that she's not paying attention to what's going on, but she does not react. And so it was one of those things where she was definitely a hard read and you could tell he was trying to figure her out, to figure out what was going to trigger her to go and buy and let's be completely honest, nothing triggered her to buy because my wife is obviously the saver of the family on the spender, but even I was not going in there expecting to buy on Saturday. It was one of those things. I went in there expecting to at least get an idea of what we were looking at and figure out if this was the trailer that we wanted. And so this is definitely the floor plan that we want. I think this is going to be the one that we go with, but we do still have to track one down that is in a price we are willing to pay, which might be difficult in this part of the season, and that's fine. Whit we when we were talking about this, our original thought was probably not even until September. Kind of wait until after you get through season, when you're starting to get people to go into their winter months where they're not necessarily going to be camping, and then at that point, you know, maybe you score one for use, maybe you find one in an Urv show for a good deal because they're trying to clear everything out, like there's so many things going on. I was reading an industry article and that's the fun thing with me is now that I'm like dead set on we're going to do something me doing all of the research and finding out apparently two thousand and twenty one is actually on schedule to be, I think, the highest volume of RV deliveries by the industry. According to the industry website, I think last year they did four hundred and thirty thousand and they're set to do an excess of half a million this year. So that is it's a very interesting like I'm starting to get into all of this information and kind of learning and figuring things out and I'm very, very like I'm ready to go, but I'm also not ready to overpay. So that's kind of where we are at right now, is kind of figuring out how we're going to do that. We've got some other ideas in mind. I'm not going to go into those right now, but definitely there's a lot going on and a lot of parts moving and we're super, super excited to kind of start looking into that. So we're going to take our first break. When we come back we are going to be talking about what we've been streaming this week. Stay tuned and we are back. Thank you again so much for tuning in to the DAD Dolrian podcast. So this week what did we watch. Well, I think it goes without saying that the majority of our time this week is going to be dedicated to Falcon and the winter soldier, because holely cow. So yeah, things getting heated up. Last week we left on the note of the Dora Milaj a showing up and questioning Bucky, and so then this week we get to open with a flashback scene that is going back to when Bucky was in Waconda and he'd been deprogrammed and Ao, the Dora Malaje agent, was reading off his code words that normally would have activated him to show that it had actually been undone and that he was free of the programming, and that was a really touching moment. And then it cuts back to the present day where Ao and Bucky are talking about Zemo and basically she says you've got eight hours then we're coming for him. So then they are going to try to find Harley Morgan Thou and to try to stop her from continuing on with the violence, and Sam is got the plan to try to talk to her. They do their work to try to find the place that she's at. They wind up going to a collective and nobody trusts Sam and Bucky, and Zemo winds up basically using his particular set of skills and getting the children to give him the information on where their memorial service is by hinting out candy.

And folks, if there's ever a reason that you need to remember, do not take candy from strangers, I would say Bearon Zemo was a pretty good example of why. But regardless, he gets the information that they are looking for and they are on their way to the funeral. And who do they run into but everybody's favorite fake Captain America, John Walker, who's obviously a little bit miffed that he's being whipt out of the loop and all of that, but he winds up going with them, but isn't especially happy with Falcon deciding that he wants to go in alone to talk to carly beforehand. And you know from the outset, once he gets in there and is having the conversation with her, they keep cutting back to Walker and Walker is pacing like a caged animal because he's, let's be honest, feeling like he's got something to prove. And sure enough, just as you think that SAM is starting to get through to carly and that they might finally have made a connection in bursts. Walker going you're under arrest, and it all goes downhill from there. They wind up basically bulling the whole thing. They go back to the safe house and Bucky and Sam are talking with Zemo about what to do next. Walkers like hey, you need to turn them over, and then, all of us sudden, the door Milaje show up and the Dora Milach a are all of us because they got to do what everybody has been wanted to do since new cap stuck his smug face out into the world and said he was Captain America. They punched him a lot and it was a very fantastic scene because it really breaks John Walker as the character trying to be captain America and he has a moment where he's like they aren't even enhanced, basically, and he's realizing that he can't do it. Also, going back just a little bit here, carly winds up losing the vials of the Super Soldier Serum and all but one of them get destroyed by Zemo. The last one gets picked up by, guess who, John Walker. So, needless to say, getting his butt handed to him by a couple of Dora Malaje who are just, I don't know, maybe the most amazing fighters known to man in the Marvel Universe and they don't have superpowers. Yeah, it would be a bit breaking for him and he has this whole conversation with battle star about would you take it, and battlestars like yeah, I would, and it wouldn't change you, would make you better. And really you've known from the very beginning with him he's very much got some issues that he's got to sort through in his head and really what is, I think, haunting him the most is the ghost of the real captain America, because Steve Rogers set such a high bar for that persona and to be the one to have to come in and take that over, it's really probably a very stressful job. You kind of have a have a little bit of sympathy for him in that you know that he's got some huge shoes to fill and he doesn't necessarily feel qualified. Well, needless to say, he winds up going and taking the serum and they go after the flag smashers again and whole fight breaks out. Carly Morgan, though, at one point kicks battle star backwards in a swift kick of rage and he snaps his neck and the second he hits the pillar that snaps his neck, you just know. You're like this is not going to end well. This is definitely that dude is dead. And sure enough he was. And so then new cap sees his friend dead and again you feel sympathy for him because you realize he's just lost his best friend. But then he goes and he catches the first one of the flag smashers that he can knocks him down at the shield. The guys basically surrendered, but new cap hasn't...

...had it his way with him yet and he proceeds to beat the living crap out of this dude. He beats him to death with Cap Shield and it ends with this really, I mean it's really an iconic vision of him standing there as cap with this blood soaked shield, and it's kind of the sort of thing you'd almost expect to see like hydracap to be doing. But regardless, like it's one of those it's disturbing because you've had such a squeaky clean image for Steve Rogers going back language, I mean all of that over all of these years, and now you've got this new guy coming in here and the first thing that he does is get blood all over this iconic shield that you know. Really, when you think about it, I don't think Steve Ever got any blood on that shield. He hit a lot of people with that shield, don't get me wrong, but I don't remember there was ever a scene where he had to clean blood off of it. And in the case of John Walker, there's some serious blood to be cleaning off of that. So yeah, that was a interesting episode, to say the least. Definitely looking forward to what is the inevitable confrontation between new APP and Bucky and Sam, which I think we all know is coming, particularly because Disney dropped the midseason, quote unquote, which is like two thirds the way through the season, Disney, but whatever trailer for it, and in doing so wound up basically reviewing what is going to be a scene coming forward where he's saying you don't want to do this, and buck he's like yeah, we do. So you know that there's going to be a fight for that shield and those three are going to be going at it, and it will be it'll be fascinating to see how that all plays out. I'm really excited was to seeing where they take this it's definitely a bunch darker take on cap. I think then I was anticipating because I did not expect to see some dude just get beat. To heck with it. So yeah, that was a that was a fun, quote unquote, episode. Also this week watching the mighty ducks and the game changers again. This is one of those things in particularly after you get done watching Falcon in the winter soldier, like you needed something as almost like a palate cleanser before bed, because we watched it at midnight and it was super late and I'm like, I don't know that I can go to bed with that dude being beaten to death is the last thing that I saw. So we watched game changers and it was a much needed kind of break, just taking away from the whole situation of where you were just and there's some melodrama because the coco girl breaks up with her boyfriend. I want to call him Coco Carl. I don't think Cocoa Carl, it'll co COA Chad. Cocoa Carl was in food her food networks, good eats. Anyway, Cocoa Chad, who is the COCO delivery guy, basically breaks up with the girl who was running the hot chocolate counter at the ice arena. So and it's a great little kind of subplot where nick is trying to comforter and console her. And really, I mean you can tell that nick's got a crush on the cocoa girl and ultimately doesn't get the girl because, let's be honest, there's definitely an age difference there if she's employed by the rank and he's still in school. So yeah, but regardless, it was a cute little kind of side thing. It was also fun because you got to see Lauren Graham trying to coach the kids on what to do and in doing that you saw Gordon Bombay coming in there and seeing everything going on, and then he winds up writing up a play in her playbook for them to use, and that play winds up being it's you think is going to be something like the Flying v but no, it was definitely a trick play, to be honest, where everybody thought that the goalie has the Puck, but it's one of the guys is on top of it and he slides it over and like it basically winds up where the you know, they wind up scoring off...

...of this play and getting the her one point against the ducks, who beat them. I think it was seventeen to one by the time it was all said and done. So they got this final point despite being terrible, and they really got shown up by the girl who is on the team, who's friends with the main character. Why, I'm having trouble married any of these kids names, like it's not like you know back in the old days Averreman, Goldberg all that. Like you know you're trying to remember these new kids and their names don't come quickly. But in any case. So there's the girl that is on the current ducks, who I really have kind of coined as this team's Adam banks, because she's a fantastic player. You weed her in the first episode and she is taking shots from a distance, knocking golf balls off of cones. So like she's accurate. She's really, really good and she plays for the ducks. But the thing about it is you know from the outset that she's wants to be friends and is really not somebody who wants to be as mean as the rest of the ducks are being. And so the end of the episode will the first of all, to back it up just a little bit. The don't bothers are trying to do a charm offensive to recruit her to come to the team, and she keeps blowing them off, keeps blowing them off. Well, then after their game and she dismantles them and she scores the majority of the seventeen points, but then she's also the one who gives up the one point because she can't get back fast enough to stop it from happening. Well, she gets berated by the coach for letting them score one point and decides she's had enough, and so she is going to become one of the don't bothers, and she's that's why I say she's this season's Adam banks. As far as she was the best player on the other team and now she is weaving the other team to come to the ducks. But now we've got another problem, and that's that her parents want her to play for the ducks because they're hyper competitive and they don't see it as something where she should be playing for a lesser team like they at one point are discussing it and basically it's like when that would be crazy, why would you do that sort of thing? So that that is where that winds up, is her going to a men saying I'm really excited to play for the team, but we've got one problem. I still have to tell my parents. And then seeing the episode coming up this week, looks like it will also be an absolute delight. You get to see Lauren Graham facing off in a skills challenge against one of the ducks, soccer mom type people, who's apparently the reigning champion in the parents skills challenge, and so I'm sure that's going to be hilarious, regardless of what happens, because you don't really have a whole lot of hockey experience from Warren Graham's character in this but it'll be it'll be a lot of fun really really enjoying this show and just really enjoy way and kind of how they're handled it so far. One other thing that I do have to say I kind of got a laugh out of this week. So another show that I've kind of been watching on and off that I'm not like super into but I was curious about, is titans, which is something that started out on DC universe and now it's on Hbo Max and basically it's taking the idea of the teen titans only making it like more dark thing. So it's not the comical, Haha cartoon network kind of fair. But it's been a very interesting like. I wouldn't say it's my favorite thing that I've seen as far as DC television goes. I think that's still got to go back to Arrow, because Arrow was such a complete series when it was all sudden done. But the thing that I found funny with this particular thing was with titans and the end of the first episode. You're not the first seven of the first season. You Wind Up Meeting Ravens Dad, who is this being known as Trygne, who is played by none other than Shamus diver of Castle, is what I remember him from. He's been on...

...a ton of stuff, very talented actor, but in this particular case he is playing the villain and I remember Rachel pulls him out of whatever mirror world she has to pull him out of and he steps out and the first thought that comes to my mind, and this is me, somebody who's watched castle for years, Love Castle, sees him come out and the first thought that comes to my mind is about the most obscure castle reference that I could come up with, and it's milk toast because there is an episode. I couldn't tell you what episode, couldn't tell you what season it was even in, but there was an episode where there is something going on and Esposito is heckling his character over milk toast for whatever reason, I don't remember it. If I ever find it, I'm absolutely going to remember where it's at and reference it. But it was just one of those things that I thought was really funny that this is the thing that suck in my brain. I tweeted something out about it thinking, you know, just half funny. Anybody else see this and immediately think that, or am I the only one who's got that many obscure castle references tucked away in my brain? Well, I tagged him on twitter when I did this, not expecting an answer, but I get a response saying you have a keen memory, Andrew, and so James Diva remembers what I was talking about and I hope he doesn't take what I said offensively, because it wasn't like I was like, Oh, this guy's a terrible actor or anything. I love shamous deemer. It was just one of those moments of I don't know why that reference was the one that popped into my head, but here we are. So that was that was interesting for me. I feel like he kind of almost got underutilized. I did well laugh though, because during the episode where he's in the dream sequence with Dick, the first time you see him he's a cop and I'm just like, Oh, this is very metah for me, having only ever known him as playing a cop previously. So yeah, but then of course he plays like the creepy ice cream man and all that. He does a very good job with the character. It was a real shame that they had to replace him with a CGI wooking demony thing at the end. Like, I mean, I did it, that's kind of what he was. But like, it was very fun to get to see him in that role and playing evil when he's somebody that I very clearly never took for evil. So he's got a very great depth and range for that. All right, we are going to head to our last break and then we're going to have our pod decks question of the week. Stay tuned and we are back. Thanks again so much for tuning into the dad to Horrian podcast. I really do appreciate you taken the time to just come and just listen to me talk about stuff. You know, I'm talking about eventually getting some guests on here and I have a couple people in mind that might be good poles on there that I'd like to get in here to have conversations with. But yeah, the bottom line is you guys showing up is what makes me continue to do this. So I really enjoy the conversations that we get about the different things that are on TV, things like that and just overall the it's been a lot of fun. So, regardless. This week's question of the week from our pod decks is you have a hundred thousand dollars to create or donate to charity. What do you do with it? There is a lot of great charities out there, honestly, and it's one of those things like how do you pick just one, because there are so many things in the world that need help, and you know I mean you think about homelessness and habit at humanity, you think about hunger and you think about the Oregon Food Bank. Just there's many different charities that could potentially use that funds. I think if it were me, I probably would do a split between actually those two. have it at for humanity, as well as the Oregon Food Bank, because I think I do really appreciate the work that they do in both combating homelessness and also in helping...

...people who are going through financial instability who may not otherwise have access to food. So I've actually gotten to volunteer at the Organ Food Bank a few times and it was a really, really rewarding experience getting to do that with my coworkers and we go and sort food for them and I mean it's just it's it's definitely a worthwhile thing to kind of be able to help people who are in need. So those, I think, would probably be the two that would wind up getting it. If you've got an idea on who you would give one to, just let me know. You can reach out to me via instagram at the Dadian podcast. That's been are most consistent method of contact. The other ways you can do that via email the Deadlirian podcast at gmailcom, and we are super glad to have you if you want to join the deadlirian covert. That is kind of our private group, as it were, and that's kind of for people who want to help support the podcast. It's three dollars a month or three dollars a year if you want to do that, and there's some benefits to that that we are excited to be all of the off from. The big thing for it is kind of getting a game time together as a group, and so right now, we most recently did a game night of star wars squadrons, and it was Dave and I going out and getting our butts kicked by everybody out there who actually knows what they're doing, which is totally fine. Like, I mean really, for me the experience is more getting to sit there and play a game with a friend and to talk about, you know, different nerd things while we're doing it, and that, I think, is kind of the really rewarding part of that experience. So we got another one coming up this month, later in the month, probably closer to my birthday if I had to guess. And Yeah, so that will be coming up soon. But yeah, hope you are having a great week. Whatever you're doing today, hope you are crushing it. We will be back next week. Remember, parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there, my friends. Take Care.

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