Episode 26: Summer Fashion, OTC Friendship, Unchained Melodies: 90s Hip-hop One-hit Wonder Edition, and Master & Commander

This week Dave and Steel are joined once again by Dave’s nursing compatriot Katie. Together the trio discuss the latest in summer fashions (including the longstanding battle for GOAT between seersucker and white linen), Off the Chain friendships, share great timeless music from Nate Dogg and Warren G, Tag Team, Wreckx-N-Effect, Coolio, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Vanilla Ice, Partners in Kryme, and Wee Papa Girl Rappers, and dave drops some amicable hilarity from Patrick O’Brien’s Master and Commander series.


Summer Fashion Musts

Here’s Steel’s & Dave’s guide to this summer’s must-have’s

  • Seersucker [classic]
  • White Linen Suits [will literally never go out of style. God himself wears these.]
  • Polo shirts with animals embroidered on them (like Izod, Lacoste, etc.)
  • Any male short with at least 4 inches of skin above the knee
  • Espadrilles
  • DIY/Home-made jorts and tank tops
  • Overalls. Just great for people of all ages. But not sexy overalls. Just regular ones.
  • Athletic shorts +black crew socks + slip-on men’s sandals
  • Mom jeans. High waisted, of course. Bonus points for pleats or acid/stone wash.
  • Puff paint t-shirts, XXL or bigger.

OTC Friendship

  • Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin. Who are these guys? Only the greatest friends in all of literature, that’s all.
  • Han Solo and Chewbacca. Renegade and wookie who owes a life debt. What more could you ask for.
  • Seinfeld and Costanza. The very model of neurotic, outraged, nebbish friendship.
  • Elliot and ET. Interspecies comraderie at its finest.
  • Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat. Not all friendships are healthy. Remember that.

Steel also wants to recommend Charlotte Delbo’s amazing Holocaust memoir, Auschwitz and After.

Unchained Melodies

Nate Dogg & Warren G — Regulate

Tag Team — Whoomp, There it Is

Wreckx-N-Effect — Rump Shaker

Coolio featuring L.V.– Gangsta’s Paradise

Sir Mix-A-Lot — Baby Got Back

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony — Tha Crossroads

Vanilla Ice — Ninja Rap

Partners in Kryme — Turtle Power

Wee Papa Girl Rappers — Wee Rule

Book Wisdom

This week Dave (and Steel) read two passages demonstrating the literary friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin in Patrick O’Brien’s Master and Commander series.