Tom discovers a new hashtag and Molly a new source for sleazy stories. And why Tom’s pouring the whiskey.
Big time advertisers on one of the sleaziest websites online.
*Alternate meaning discovered since recording: “ThrowbackThursday”
Molly dishes on why people are dishing about what they are reading. And Tom reveals the source of his Chambray shirt knowledge.
Molly introduces Tom to shrubs in the cocktail world while Tom introduces Molly to artisnal hardware. ARTISNAL HARDWARE?!? Yeah, kind of like that. Also denim shirts and standing desks.
Hot new drink trends
What is a Shrub?
Standing desks? Eff that noise. WALKING desks!
Tom’s standing desk is from Ergotron.
Molly notices more real fur showing up everywhere. Tom spots the kickstarter avalance. And a viewer calls out those fake disposable cup and straw things that aren’t disposable.
Beyonce takes it too far
Veronica Mars Kickstarter
Molly points out the stupendous amount of public art happening in a supposed economic downturn. And Tom just gets old fashioned and crotchety about RSS.
Barbara Kruger’s art, inspiration for Lisa’s It’s A Thing Logo
San Francisco’s Bay Lights
RSS Wikipedia article
Molly notices fewer people putting up with the behavior of trolls. Tom is astounded with the mad scientist methods of brewing amazing coffee.
Example of comment trolls backlash
Crazier and crazier ways of brewing coffee
Molly takes us into the steamy secret world of speakeasies and Tom discovers windshield washer etiquette.
Tom just heard about the windshield washer thing from a friend.
Tom talks stunning burgers and Molly’s taken by children’s Lego reviews.
KidzVuz, where kids review things of all stripes
Sample Lego set review; Molly’s almost 6-year-old not only watches these CONSTANTLY, he now makes me film them.
Movie review: Sugarplum Wreck-it Ralph
Father’s Office burgers
The Counter burgers
Original Tommy’s burgers
Five Guys burgers
Ladies and gentlemen, the premiere episode of It’s A Thing with Molly Wood and Tom Merritt. In this episode Tom talks about new uses for “YOLO”, and Molly discusses the Foodie backlash.
Saturday Night Live YOLO video
An Economist Gets Lunch
Have foodies ruined restaurants?
Molly Wood and I (Tom here) have been scheming to make a podcasting project happen for awhile. Well guess what. Here we are with It’s a Thing. The idea is that each episode we will each bring one thing we’ve identified in the world that we think just might have become a thing. Then we’ll discuss. And then you will too. With us or each other. Sound fun? Come back soon for the first episode, then.