Joe starts out the show with the confession that he has finally fully converted over to battery powered hand tools. A listener text message sends Joe and Allan down the path of work site courtesy, better know known as don’t touch other people’s tools with out asking first. Joe continues talking about his kitchen renovation and how he wishes he had checked behind that dishwasher years ago. Allan’s week was all about replacing counters and installing sinks with an education about joint compound aka wall mud. They wrap up chatting about the The Hanging Temple of Hensan.
Max leads off with a discussion about the science of ant fungus that is behind the concept of the new show “The Last of Us”. Then, Joe needs a little counseling for this season of “The Bad Batch”. Brandon turns out to be a Jedi level therapist. The whole gang agrees that the reboot of “Night Court” has the potential to find its own way. Everyone is waiting to see the parade of crazy characters and cameos that made the show so great.
Allan continues his message of not wasting food by converting the mixed fruit tray from dinner events into pie filling and serving the resulting pies with a graham cracker crust and a dash of whipped cream. The crew also gets into a conversation about the color of chicken eggs.
Joe, Allan, and Max get started with a discussion of the new season of “The Bad Batch” and why a lot of the animated shows are actually great story telling. Max then takes Joe and Allan down a strange rabbit hole as they get into the theories, conspiracies, and science behind the flying rods phenomenon. They explore modern technologies and their eccentricities.
The study of Albert Einstein’s brain leads to the discussion of nature versus nurture about being a genius or just learning new skills at any age. Allan gets into discussing cold related roof repairs, gutter issues, and landscape problems. Allan and Joe disagree over poking holes in the rim of a paint can. The guys wrap up with a discussion about the construction of the Svalbard Global Seed Bank Vault.
Joe and Allan start off the show with a salute to P-22 the celebrity puma of the Hollywood Hills. Next, they tackle the topic of how to remove popcorn finish from a ceiling. Allan tells the story of dry and wet sprinkler systems and replacing a broken sprinkler head. Joe shows off one of his favorite tools, the bar clamp. Both of them are fascinated by the hotel in Sweden made completely of ice and just how you build something like that. They wrap up telling tool tales about routers and coping saws.
Allan brings in the New Year luck with some good old fashioned Hoppin John. The crew enjoys the Southern tradition of spiced rice with black-eyed peas and bacon. Let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with bacon.
As Joe and Allan get ready to leave 2022 behind, they start of the show with a chat about road culture and road-side attractions like Buc-ee’s. Joe also wants to know what is going on with lumber prices these days. Allan tells a cautionary tale of repairing external wiring and lighting damaged by the cold and ice. This leads to a discussion about planning for failure with home features like hot water tanks and tankless water heaters. Great Moments in Building features the astounding Grand Canyon Skywalk. They wrap up as Joe talks about learning the past can come back to haunt you in the form of a burst pipe.
Joe, Brandon, Max, and Allan all ring in the new year and this year starts as the infamous words get issued again, “Allan was right” as Avatar continues to grow. Then, there is a salute to the world’s oldest cat, Flossie. And, they get into a discussion of just what do really old cats eat. Next, Joe wants to know what do we think is going to happen when a lot of our favorite characters enter the public domain. This leads to trying to figure out where all the new and old technology in movie making and story telling is taking us next.
In honor of New Year’s Eve, Allan treats everyone to Blueberry “Bomb” Crumbles. Mini cupcakes taste so good with a little extra brown sugar.