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Inside the Pallet House

Inside the Pallet House gives you a peak into the life and times of the crew that laughs, fights, brainstorms, and drinks in the Pallet House. With a rotating cast of characters who stop by the Pallet House you never know where the conversation is going to go, and who may be on the mic. Stop by and hang out every week. Cheers
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Jun 22, 2017

The Summer of Tom is in full swing, and the North American part of the journey is coming to a close.  So what has been learned; quite a bit actually.  Did you know that blue lights in a bathroom can tell you a lot about the community around you?  How about how mead and your honeymoon go hand in hand?  Apparently some of us still have a lot of unanswered questions about geography, and talking road trips has a way of bringing these to light.  We also learn about the next stops on the tour, and it sounds like Tom's passport is going to get a workout.  Grab a Zima and enjoy the ride.

Jun 15, 2017

Some events and stories are a long time coming, and after too long of a hiatus we can honestly say Pat is back.  A positive DELI rating is one we may still have to wait a little while longer to see, or will we.  The best stories though take years to set up, and then the climax is reached in a matter of seconds.  It is those stories that grow larger each time they are told and become the thing of legend.  Williamsburg has seen its fair share of legends, but this one will loom large for a long time to come.

 

 

 

Jun 8, 2017

This week we are joined by Sean from Nectar Sunglasses, and it sounds like this winter was an amazing one, but not without some close calls.  We learn of another close call when texts are returned without knowing who is really on the other end of the line.  Voices can also be distorted to hide who is really on the line, and we found a new toy that helps us to do just that.  This week we also receive a gift that we didn't see coming, and we couldn't be more excited about it...now if we could just figure out how we are supposed to use it.  Enjoy the show sport.  

 

 

Jun 1, 2017

What you miss can often be more important that what you actually make.  Missing a significant other's birthday should have dire ramifications, but sometimes it can lend itself to unexpected bonuses.  Never getting an ailment fixed means you never have to know all that you were missing by having it rectified.  Motorcycles are usually a blast, but sometimes missing your mark can mean you get to ride yet another day.  Pranks have are often a source of joy among good friends, but as of late these tend to be more about causing harm and that seems to miss the point that made them great to begin with.  Records have always been special because of their impermanence, but this week we learn of a medium that takes this to another level and makes sure you will miss what you once had.  

 

May 25, 2017

This week we are joined by Trae Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester, and Drew Morgan from the WellRed Comedy Tour, WellRed Podcast, and authors of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto : Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark.  During our conversations we are reminded that viewpoints can vary dramatically, and this can be amplified by geography.  What is deemed left leaning in the south can quickly look right if you are on the west coast.  A long standing right of passage in some areas can just be a really crappy liquor in other areas.  We are reminded what is acceptable at a football game may not pass during a Disney movie, but you might just hear song quotes at either of them.   There are good drugs and there are bad drugs, but if either of them makes you lose your appetite for mac and cheese it should be stopped immediately.  We also learn that one man's beef might just hit for another.  

May 18, 2017

All of us dream about taking a summer to travel, party with friends, and basically just take it easy.  The problem is that we all have responsibilities both financial and personal that keep us from taking this epic journey.  This week you will meet a man who was dealt the perfect hand to make this dream summer a reality, and he is going to play it.  If the way the conversation twists and turns is an indication of how the summer is going to go; it should be a wild one.

May 11, 2017

This week we remember a musician who actually died doing what he loved, and those around him just kept on living while doing the same.  As other rock stars continue to age you have to wonder if stories like this one are going to become more commonplace.  Less common is a fight in a church, but even more rare is when the fight involves the Bishop.  Almost as rare are the differences in the big box hardware stores, but we are reminded of how little it takes to shift ones loyalty between them.  For the record I am a Lowes guy now...this week.    

 

 

May 4, 2017

What's old is new again, but does that make it good?  Vinyl has been making a comeback for a while, and we understand some of the logic behind this rise in popularity.  Tape decks are another story all together, but big battery loves the sound of that revolution.  We get our hands on an old style mug made of horn, and the limitations of this medium become obvious pretty quickly.  Gift cards are the gift that rarely gets old, but that is because if they don't get used they are often lost before they can age.  Strap on your drinking sandals because we have found a familiar Cinco De Mayo beer for your enjoyment.  

Apr 27, 2017

Rules can come in written and un-written form, some are more like suggestions, and others are outright ignored.  The rules on charm are often spoken with a southern accent, but in many ways acted upon in the mid-west.  Festival rules are known to be written for the sake of having them to point to and not much more, but you would expect the laws of commerce to still apply.  As a rule of thumb anything fried will taste better, but we learn how far this can be taken and no one is complaining.  The rules of sportsmanship are unwritten, and when bent can often be pretty funny.  What rules do you abide by...we will hang up our flip phones and listen for your response.   

Apr 20, 2017

The world is full of scary things both past and present.  This week we learn about the most popular podcast in America at the moment, but if they found the scary story they were looking for is still very much up for debate.  We are still discovering dinosaurs that are more terrifying than we ever believed them to be.  A Hermit terrorizes the woods in the night, but a simple Blue Apron meal could have easily kept him busy for hours.  The horror of an episode that arrives a day late, and certainly a dollar short is also realized.  The good news is they are still handing out credit to the uneducated every chance they get...and that is scary in its own right.

Apr 14, 2017

Rental cars keep finding their way into the show, and this week we may have found the fastest one yet, or at least the fastest wearing tires.  They can be a necessary evil if you want to travel, but they can also be a welcome end to a difficult journey.  Some missions last forever, and we recall the good and bad of a classic never ending story.  Debating the finest burger coast to coast is a voyage that will probably never be finalized, but is always worth exploring.  At least the story of crazy manatee love has a finale, and it isn't as bad as it seemed at first.

 

Apr 6, 2017

This week we are joined by Ryan from www.MilkAndHoneyLuxuries.com and his story reminds us that the American Dream is alive and well.  Even when you are pursuing a solid career an even better option can always fall in your lap.  The same can be happen if you are on a pilgrimage for the best Nashville Hot Chicken so always keep your options open.  Sometimes we don't want to be open to a new experience or conversation so we pull the old my headphones are on trick, but even then you may have to hear a new take on old story.  We meet another man who even after a potentially life altering tragedy manages to find a fresh outlook on life, or at least his face.  Try the Lengua.  

 

Mar 30, 2017

This week are joined by Sara and Alix from the As Told Over Brunch and Passports and Photographs blogs.  This past weekend was the official Brunch Weekend here in town which means we managed to miss it by one week, or are just the first to let you know about Brunch Weekend 2018.  We learn that sharing a link to an old episode of the podcast, even if it is somewhat relevant, may not be the best way to secure guests.  We probably would have had better luck with a picture of tall dudes with puppies.  The quality of some of the glasses we have been "purchasing" from local breweries comes into question, as well as the meaning behind the name of a certain upstart bike club.  

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2017

This week we recap a road-trip across Costa Rica that a rental Hyundai may never recover from.  Road-trips typically require an address as a final destination, but when the address is as vague as the red door after the big turn things can get tricky.  This is where being able to communicate can be a life saver, but we soon learn that the only true universal language is emojis.  People do tend to want to help people though so if you stick at it you can usually get your hands on plenty of beer and even more chicken to fuel the ride.  Just don't expect the journey to be a fast one because paradise rarely moves at the speed of the rest of world.  Pura Vida.

Mar 16, 2017

It is a big world out there people, and in order to see it you are going to have to travel.  Some people will journey far from home, but still refuse to expand their horizons, while others will experience all that a new place has to offer.  An "easy" way to force yourself to travel is to join the military; you will certainly see and learn some new things this way.  If you do go this route you may also be shocked to learn how much more efficient you can become too.  Whether you stand, sit, or kind of squat, this episode will make for a good traveling companion once you download it to your phone.  As we embark on another journey let us remind you that a wise man once said, “Nothing is as overrated as sex, and as underrated as a good shit”.

Mar 9, 2017

Odds are you have found this episode online which is great news because you can always believe everything online, and what you hear today will be no exception.  The truth is that it can be harder to separate fact from fiction now more than ever, and this week we are tested more than once.  We are getting better at this though because one of us has embraced the shady side of the internet by becoming a bit of a troll.  One thing that we know to be true is that even if you are asleep you can still be capable of some really odd actions typically reserved for the awake.  We also learn that 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon is a much longer journey than it would take to connect many others; guess you can't believe everything.

Mar 2, 2017

Zima is back and most of us are pretty excited!  It sounds like they may take a page out of the McRib playbook though and just let us sample the 90s throwback for a limited time.  Walmart released its own craft beer, but their's was forced into a limited time promotion for other reasons.  We learn a little more about  copper compression sleeves, but it is still not really known if they work or don't.  Speaking of things we think we know:  The Earth is still round right?  It is a debate that we thought was put to rest years ago, but it seems to be making a comeback.  Another comeback is making it's rounds, and for most it is pretty easy to accomplish, while for others a transplant may be required.  One thing that we can all agree on is that Mac and Cheese made from powder is better than the kind that comes with the cheese pre-mixed right...no...maybe.  Some things are just not as clear as they seem.  

 

Feb 23, 2017

Life is full of negotiations.  This week Darrelle Revis was in the news and it caused us to revisit a negotiation that Brendan had with him that turned out better than the news would suggest it should have (Episode: The Legend of Revis Mallort).  The classic indecent proposal is a negotiation that most of us will never be forced to have, but it always begs to question if you have a price.  We learn of a negotiation that was over before it ever began simply because one party assumed it was a done deal.  It is Girl Scout cookie season, and it just may be time for the Boy Scouts to enter negotiations with their counterparts to get some better food to sell.  At the end of the day we have internal negotiations that need to be silenced:  How long should I stare, should I eat a taco wrapped in chicken, is that they guy from the waste water plant, and ultimately only you will know who wins those negotiations.

Feb 23, 2017

Life is full of negotiations.  This week Darrelle Revis was in the news and it caused us to revisit a negotiation that Brendan had with him that turned out better than the news would suggest it should have (Episode: The Legend of Revis Mallort).  The classic indecent proposal is a negotiation that most of us will never be forced to have, but it always begs to question if you have a price.  We learn of a negotiation that was over before it ever began simply because one party assumed it was a done deal.  It is Girl Scout cookie season, and it just may be time for the Boy Scouts to enter negotiations with their counterparts to get some better food to sell.  At the end of the day we have internal negotiations that need to be silenced:  How long should I stare, should I eat a taco wrapped in chicken, is that they guy from the waste water plant, and ultimately only you will know who wins those negotiations.

Feb 16, 2017

Are you looking for a deal; well have we got one for you.  We find a cheap car that shouldn't be hiding any surprises, but mostly because the sales pitch is nothing if not honest.  It is worth noting that being honest and just saying whatever comes to your mind is not the same thing, and often yield very different results.  Using a ride sharing app because it seems like a great deal can cost you a lot more than just money if you are not careful with your login.  We learn that in Russia a lot of guys login's to their favorite site may no longer work thanks to some new laws, and while it is undoubtedly a bad deal it isn't even the worst one they passed.  At least we know of place where the value of a pizza and a keg of beer still works out to be a pretty good deal for everybody involved...well almost everybody.

 

Feb 9, 2017

America's favorite un-official holiday is always the perfect excuse to gorge yourself on foods that are normally only fit for the fair, and this year's SuperBowl was no exception.  Some of these foods only show up once a year, while other's are just the same stuff you have been eating since you were a kid now with a fancy name.  We learn of a way to cure colorblindness if only for a time, and we also discover a way to color your hair that works quite well if you put in the time.  Speaking of time it just may be time to buy one of those overpriced coolers you have been longing for.

Feb 2, 2017

This week we are joined by our friend Mike Jackson who throws down the gauntlet with two of the finest beers in America:  Pliny the Elder and Heady Topper.  With some known Hops haters in the room this could be an uphill battle for the favorites.  When it comes to downhill battles the PineWood Derby is where many of us learn about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.  Some events still till this day give awards for the best Sportsman, and that isn't always a good thing.  We learn a cautionary tail about chasing the dragon, but it isn't what you are thinking.  

 

Jan 26, 2017

Everybody has varying tastes, and often times the more you know the better your taste.  This week we are joined by Brad Kutner the Editor of RVA Mag and Gay RVA to help expose us to some of the best and brightest in the local music scene.  Whether your musical tastes lean more Hip Hop, Metal, Electronica, or somewhere in between you just may find your new local favorite.  Some taste cannot be explained, and we may have found our first fan of the difficult to define Mallort.  We learn a bit more about the ever changing tastes in Pizza, and discover that Brad has a very familiar Egg Nog recipe to one of the crew.  Here's to expanding your knowledge of local music; even if it is only a taste of what there is to find.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 19, 2017

It looks like the circus will no longer be making the rounds after this year so you will have to find other places to meet your friendly neighborhood protesters.  If you find that you need somewhere to spend all of that money you are saving by not going to the circus Brett Favre has a handful of products you can invest in, or we can point you in the direction of even more expensive jeans.  If spending all that cash doesn't help ease the pain of the big top coming down we may have found the perfect shower beer for you to try while rinsing it away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 12, 2017

No matter where you went this week there was a pretty good chance you were going to travel through some snow.  Snow can make it difficult to travel even when you have the perfect truck for the journey.  Sometimes the easy answer is to travel by sled, but when doing so on roads even that can prove to be dangerous.  Other times the mission can be ruined not by the elements, but rather by a lack of attention to detail.  We do learn of a new way to help improve your focus so you don't forget things, but we are not sure we are ready to commit just yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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