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The Drunken Sportsmen Podcast # 20 aka Making April Fools of Us All

If VCU Rams pull off the unthinkable – greatest sports story ever?

All NCAA tournament, all the time.  Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka, straight from Poland, is the very interesting drink of choice – here’s hoping for “grand power and youthful virility.”  Plus, we discuss Tony’s real age and give our long-awaited World Series predictions.  Tease:  The Orioles may be birds of a different feather this season.  It’s the Drunken Sportsmen.

Cheers!  Thanks for listening!  Also available on iTunes.

The Drunken Sportsmen #20 aka Making April Fools of Us All

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Podcast Music: Hear Us Now by Scott Altham

Photo by VCUAthletics.com via Voteprime

Notes:
-Benzene is an organic chemical compound with the molecular formula C6H6. It is sometimes abbreviated Ph–H. Benzene is a colorless and highly flammable liquid with a sweet smell. Because it is a known carcinogen, its use as an additive in gasoline is now limited, but it is an important industrial solvent and precursor in the production of drugs, plastics, synthetic rubber, and dyes. Benzene is a natural constituent of crude oil, and may be synthesized from other compounds present in petroleum.   See Wikipedia for more.

-Four of the constituent states of the United States officially designate themselves Commonwealths: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  This designation, which has no constitutional impact, emphasizes that they have a “government based on the common consent of the people” as opposed to one legitimized through their earlier Royal Colony status that was derived from the King of Great Britain.  See Wikipedia for more.

-Where’s the Beef?
The phrase first came to public attention as a U.S. television commercial for the Wendy’s chain of hamburger restaurants in 1984. In the ad, titled “Fluffy Bun”, actress Clara Peller receives a burger with a massive bun from a fictional competitor which uses the slogan “Home of the Big Bun”. The small patty prompts Peller to angrily exclaim, “Where’s the beef?” The catch phrase was repeated in television shows, films, magazines, and other media outlets.
First airing on January 10, 1984, the original commercial featured three elderly ladies examining an exaggeratedly large hamburger bun topped with a minuscule hamburger patty. The other two ladies poked at it, exchanging bemused comments (“It certainly is a big bun. It’s a very big bun. It’s a big fluffy bun. It’s a very big fluffy bun.”) before being interrupted by Peller’s outraged, irascible question. Sequels featured Peller yelling at a Fluffy Bun executive on his yacht over the phone and approaching fast food drive-up windows that were slammed down before she could complete the line.  Thanks again Wikipedia!

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