Ep 37 - We All Scream For Monosodium Glutamate
This week we dispense with the usual meat and potatoes fare you might find on other episodes of the Lousy Podcast and serve up nothing but dessert - unfortunately it's fruit cake.
Rather than the usual comedic pinata loaded with Throng members and guests of all flavors, this week the Bomb Shelter is more like a cookie with precious few wholesome ingredients and, what's worse, it has raisins: SK was joined by the angsty side of his brain, KS Notrom; the insistent side of his brain, Babette; and the perplexed side of the Throng, Allen's Wife.
The 1st segment mimicked the light confection known as the macaroon in that it's subject matter of pit-bulls on the bus and pigeon fornication was colorful but ultimately tasteless. Next came the black licorice portion of the show with the discussion of activities in San Francisco for the month of April. (Even when free, these didn't sound appetizing to anyone and, quite frankly, could be poisonous)
Then the piece that should be resisted: The theme for the night - Ice cream. Shops were discussed and rated for taste, creaminess, cost, atmosphere and, most importantly, volume. It was determined that most were too loud - the result of undisciplined children of hipsters. The conclusion drawn by all concerned was that Swenson's is San Francisco's best tasting ice cream, the former Thrifty drug store had the best shaped ice cream, frozen yogurt shop Fraiche had the best alternative to ice cream, and any one using the word "artisinal" in this market should just stop it - it's ice cream.
In the end, Babette takes over the show because she's the Maraschino cherry in SK's ambrosia.
The promised old timey photo of the original