Tidal Wave of Douche

Tidal Wave of Douche

Adam and Ray discuss their old high school shop teachers, Adam rants about the refrigerator wine rack, and the guys take your home improvement calls.



Show Summary

As the show opens up, Adam offers a life lesson about being alert and getting rid of the unnecessary parts of your life. In this case, removing the wine rack from the top of the refrigerator. Ray also brought in the guys’ old high school yearbooks, and they spend some time discussing their a-hole shop teachers.


The guys then respond to a video question from someone looking to patch his cement block without leaving a crack. Later they jump to the phones and take a call about replacing plaster and lath with drywall. Adam goes on a rant about correcting people when they mispronounce your name, and the time he told a bitchy nurse to eff off. Other calls include how Adam gets his design inspirations, working with epoxy resin, and repairing doors that were scratched by a dog.

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Show Credits

Producers: Matt Fondiler & Gary Smith
Audio/Post-Production/Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
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15 Responses to “Tidal Wave of Douche”

  1. mnoswad1
    2012/03/18 at 7:48 am #

    Stain grade luan hollow core doors are standard items in the midwest at least, and I think were a staple of mid century modern as well. Even in what these people call “custom” homes.

    Problem is the people that build houses, live in houses, and remodel houses have absolutely no interest in architecture, design or authenticity.

    For most people their house is just another appliance…….just like their car.

    I have never seen an in stock solid core door anywhere. It’s always a special order that costs 40% more than in stock hollow core.

    • Bill
      2012/03/20 at 12:01 pm #

      There is 10x as much actual wood in it, so 40% more is a partly sum to pay.

      At the very least bedroom and bathroom doors should be solid core, for sound insulation value above anything else. If you’re living right then 36″ x 96″ solid core is the way to go. Nothing as satisfying as closing a bathroom door that feels like a fucking vault.

      Thats these are the quality things that separate a $100/sq-ft home from one that is $175+ per-ft.

  2. stnuntrnd
    2012/03/18 at 8:35 am #

    Adam’s use of “They would’ve went …” instead of “They would’ve gone …” : is that for Ray’s benefit?

    • Listener
      2012/03/20 at 5:10 pm #

      For whose benefit was that comment?

  3. Bill
    2012/03/19 at 9:46 am #

    Whomever titled the Miura picture Mira, should be fired.

  4. Zac
    2012/03/20 at 11:22 am #

    mnoswad1 is right! Those doors are the norm here, especially in the more rural communities. Even the fancier estates tend to look like a mobile home once you get inside; we make ‘em big and cheap and there isn’t exactly a design imperative (or appreciation) here.

  5. Scott
    2012/03/20 at 12:15 pm #

    Goddam the porcelain punisher’s voice is so fucking annoying

    • Jen
      2012/03/24 at 8:09 am #

      I agree

  6. Bob
    2012/03/22 at 9:05 am #

    That really must have been a crappy school…

    Ray, talking to Adam: “that photo of you and I” – great grammar, Ray! Tidal wave of douchebagitude, however, is perfectly acceptable.

  7. Nick
    2012/03/22 at 4:05 pm #

    Complisult alert: Ray is actually funny.

  8. Frank Rizzo
    2012/03/23 at 6:02 am #

    How could leave out Mr. Mukai – the auto shop Teacher !?!?!?!

  9. kapppp
    2012/03/29 at 12:17 am #

    When can we get a video tour of the studio? Or maybe some pictures of the progress. There have been no updates in weeks.

  10. Me
    2012/04/23 at 8:48 am #

    …the wine rack in that fridge is meant to go directly underneath one of the shelves, not on the very top. Whoever inserted the shelves into that fridge is a moron.

  11. check 21 software vendors
    2012/06/05 at 1:13 pm #

    How in the heck am I able to change a damaged epoxy home project?

  12. vital check 21202
    2012/06/05 at 1:18 pm #

    Can someone inform me of how to repair a goofed up epoxy floor job?

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