Giovanni’s Superfan Sidebar 08/29/2014 – Ross Tucker
A real time blog where Superfan Giovanni does recap and commentary on the show as it happens and opines on all things ACS
Guest – Ross Tucker
Recorded 08-28-2014 – Release Date 08-29-2014
Production Number #1400
Adam is opening the show fresh from La Palma California and BB immediately proves Adam’s point, BB has a Clint Howard #TopDrop with some confusion as to when it aired, these pre-taped shows are never close to seamless even for the cast.
Alison says she thinks she’s never even heard of La Palma either, Mike August was also confused and wasn’t aware of this place, Adam now describes how to find it, right by ‘Knott’s Berry Farm’ and Adam says you would rather live next to a prison rather than a theme park.
“It’s the happiest place on earth but not outside the gate” – Adam on theme parks like Disneyland being surrounded by less than ideal turf.
BB tells Adam he could have just slept over during filming and saved himself some time, Adam brings up his policy with sleeping over at Westwood One and how it would’ve meant he had no semblance of a life.
Alison is being told about Westwood One and she describes the security guard as resembling Marsha from ‘Night Court’ and Adam has a killer one liner.
Adam is now sharing how he often doesn’t know the rhythm of the traffic in these outlying areas he travels to for his ‘Catch a Contractor’ tapings.
Adam is sharing his policy on not leaving early and how he left at 7:20am for an 8am call time, Adam says he had the super depressing thing of everyone being asleep when he got home at night and still asleep when he left in the morning.
Adam is referencing Orangethorpe and jokes about that being the location of RV sales and he’s now sharing his protective move with the sun visor to illegally use the HOV lanes, hilarious riffing about the imaginary dwarf he was talking to the entire stretch of carpool lane.
Adam is now sharing his slingshot maneuver and how he ended up being a chain a driven Mercedes and Adam is now describing his spiritual punishment for the move and BB shares his own gas station cut through driving karma.
Adam is describing the Highlander that was trying to fuck with him and being aggressive in response to a simple professional move from a professional driver.
Adam says the guy refused to drive and stopped in front of him, he’s joking about his pregnant dwarf and Adam wants to know what would happen if he just fucking rammed him.
Rick Harrison from ‘Pawn Stars’ on the show for his ACS debut in advance of his appearance on the live show this weekend.
Rick is now sharing his expertise and Adam is asking him how the pawn shop business model works as it’s meant, he says that it’s 98% repayment and item retrieval.
Adam is now on a long Super Bowl ring example and he’s telling them about how much he would lend per item, Adam gets him to reveal it’s about half the value.
Adam brings up power tools at pawn shops and his experience with them, BB is now asking Rick about any items he desires more than anything, and he brings up ‘California Island’ maps and now gets into his car and motorcycle collection.
Adam is getting him to give the stats, I smell a future Carcast guest!
They’re talking about his 85,000 dollar silver dollar and taking it back to the production of the show, now in season eleven and with over 100 episodes taped last week, Adam wraps up with Rick.
Adam is doing a live read for Go to Meeting.
Adam is bringing it back to the guy trying to drive him off the road and how he laughed to himself in response, like Chuck Liddell when a bar fight breaks out.
Adam is now teasing some of the Carcast footage and praises Jeff Fox’s work with software that displays his speed, gear and RPM’s.
Adam is taking it back to the douche and how he didn’t want to turn off to his street, the next street coincidentally and how he ended up taking that street anyway.
Adam is bringing up how he was tweeted that it was his mom’s birthday, he shares how he then called Fondiler to check that out, he actually emailed me to find out.
1st Caller Patrick tweeted Adam about it being his mom’s birthday and he references how Adam said it last year and Patrick added it to his calendar, Adam is sharing how he knows when Harry Connick Jr’s birthday is and why, he shares the anecdote.
Adam is thanking Patrick and asking him when he wrote down the date of his mom’s birthday, BB cites collect call phone commercials and Adam recalls he actually did some of those for ‘1-800-Collect’ and Patrick wants to know if Adam would ever consider smoking a nightly pipe over a cigarette.
Adam is wrapping up his reminiscing about analog phone hacks, tricks and no longer used methods for contacting people like emergency breakthroughs on 3rd party lines.
They’re now playing one of Adam’s commercial with Sean Hayes and Adam is explaining how hot it was filming that commercial and now they’re playing another one with Adam in a recliner.
It was ACS #1153 from last year
2nd Caller Rich, he shares the advice he was given by Adam back in Pittsburgh about his job interviews and how people can tend to ramble and leaving more to the imagination is a superior tact.
Rich brings up the diversity training he had to attend and cites the KLSX sessions Adam was scheduled to take, BB is now on mic backing Adam up in response to his story of trying to stage a coup and is bringing up the stupid questions that come up in the meeting.
Adam is sharing his policy on not asking dumb questions during the meeting and his edict ordered for the staff, Adam then stumped the Esther Roll Lookalike with his perfect logic.
“Something robbed a bank” – Adam
Adam is now bringing up the NBC sitcom mandatory sexual harassment training and why he refused to go, he has no history of harassing anyone and thinks you must have a history to need to be put through this training.
Adam is bringing up the facts about the 10 fold increase in sexual harassment filings since they introduced these classes.
Adam is sharing how he was assigned a tutor for his sexual harassment training for a legal requirement, Adam is back to Rich and Adam is launching into a live read.
Adam is doing a live read for Legal Zoom and Alison cites the Donald Sterling riff from a previous show.
They’re heading to break
They’re back from break.
They come back to a slick ‘Definitely Not a Jew’ and Adam is plugging his signing for the Mangria and the ‘Crazy Horse’ appearance they are or are not making, Gary is now on mic trying to explain what’s going on and Adam is bringing up Mike August backing down a driveway and being out of it.
Adam is doing a live read for Life lock
Mmmhmmm edition with mom’s birthday reference, BB calls back a past life lock live read about Adam’s mom having her identity stolen and her credit only improving, Alison remembers it as a callback, BB seems to be presenting it as a new idea, nope.
3rd Question from Jason, he wants to know where to live if it different matter, he’s now asking the gang where they would go.
BB says Italy, the Italian countryside, Alison says northern California and Adam says he would go to Santa Barbara and get a job at a Starbucks, he is explaining himself as Ross calls in.
Ross is now mic and sharing the details of his NFL career and how he first got the ambition to play the game, he’s describing his lack of physical gifts and how the game was able to get him into Harvard and Princeton and he’s now sharing how he finally thought about the NFL after making it to college.
Ross shares how he would have been in the towers working during 9/11 had he not been drafted into the NFL and now Adam is asking him about the changes in the game since his days, he cites the lack of 2 a day practices and how much trauma he endured while practicing.
Adam is bringing up ‘Hard Knocks’ and how Brown is never used as a college nickname in the meeting rooms, everyone would turn around pissed, gold!
Adam and Ross are talking about LaVar Arrington, Adam does a “Ross, Ross, and Ross, Ross…” to stop him and share his take on LaVar Arrington’s physical gifts.
Ross is telling them about trying to rip LaVar’s throat out and how he was pointing at him on the field and in the locker room, he looked at Ross and called him ‘Princeton’ like Adam predicted and how he was praised by LaVar for is intense level of violence in play.
They bring up Darrell Green and take it back to how LaVar never became quite what they hoped, the next L.T.
Adam is asking Ross for some Dark Horse teams for this year’s schedule and he lists off some sound possibilities and Adam brings up the death of ‘Barrel Man’ and now BB is asking for some fantasy sleepers for this year.
Adam is wrapping up with Ross and gets a kind thank you from the man for all of his work in the podcasting community.
Adam and BB are doing a Draft Kings live read
Alison’s is bringing up her late dog Oliver’s demise and how the vet in L.A. missed his early onset kidney disease and she wants to know if she should notify her original vet to let them know a possible hole in their game, to save future dogs.
Adam is now asking some follow up questions about Oliver’s bloodwork and she’s sharing her understanding of what the results mean.
Ada is now bringing up how vets like to talk shit about other vets and uses his own contracting experience and base shoe to make his point.
Adam is now asking her what she is saying and Adam wants to know what would be a plausible reason for them missing this.
Adam is bringing up the “Motivation Trail” and cites the lying contractors on his show who refuse to accept reality.
“I wanted to come back and finish and they wouldn’t let me!” – Random contractor.
Adam brings up Molly and how she’s about to ring the 50,000$ bell in medical bill and how vets want money, hence her original vet wouldn’t be trying to avoid more income, Adam is bringing up the possibly treacherous situation afoot.
Adam brings up his dog Lotzi who died after being spayed and had a preexisting condition as well, Alison has a knowing response, and I wonder if she heard the 1998 episode.
Adam is now trying to figure out if she is implying malice or incompetence and Adam is saying he personally wouldn’t call them, the satisfaction isn’t at the other end of the phone.
Adam is now changing his answer and says to make the call, BB says to move on ASAP, Adam is sharing how their protocol could be modified and Alison could be a hero to other puppies, Adam says she can only put 20min into this, don’t let it snowball.
Adam is now getting Dawson to confirm his rule of thumb about porn viewing using Adam’s rule for dudes.
1st Story is on Joan Rivers latest medical emergency, Adam is praising her and loves her work ethic, he says it’s kind of sad as she seems to be on the hamster wheel of life, he is praising her wit and style of comedy.
Adam says she doesn’t get enough credit for being brave as she should for being so honest and up front, Adam has a killer one liner to wrap up his kind words.
They’re now talking about the documentary about her life and what could possibly be motivating her at this point.
They’re on a protracted “treadmill of life” conversation and Adam explains the danger of the lack of sympathy after someone gets plastic surgery.
2nd Story Is on an ESPN reporter who got in trouble for addressing the showering habits of Michael Sam, Adam is now asking if they must still have group showers, Adam says the biggest morale booster over a gay guy is the kicker with the small dick.
Adam is now describing the group shower after his celebrity dodger game, he’s citing Dennis Haysbert’s soul crushing rhino size dong, he kindly leave Corbin Bernsen out of this one.
They’re now looking at the modern showers and Adam is praising Michael Sam and likes the idea that he might be changing his post-game shower routine to keep his teammates comfortable.
Adam says this is the 2nd part of a story that shouldn’t have been brought up in the first place.
3rd Story Is on the Josh Shaw ankle injuries and Adam is asking if there isn’t more to this story, he wants to know about the suspension and why such a harsh punishment, he predicts a domestic violence backstory to emerge.
Adam is going in depth on how there must be more to this story, Gary gets on mic and Alison re-reads the report.
Alison is distracted by Dawson’s hair, he looks like Mr. Heatmiser and Adam is calling for some images.
Adam does a live read for Prosper.com
Hilarious Heatmiser reference and BB plays the Churro drop from Alison.
Alison wraps the news, Adam is now giving out the plugs and wrapping up the show.