Ham & Egg

Ep5 - DJ Stats coming to America

June 15, 2018 Season 1 Episode 5
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Ep5 - DJ Stats coming to America
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Ham & Egg
Ep5 - DJ Stats coming to America
Jun 15, 2018 Season 1 Episode 5
Steve & JJ / Mark
The two schmoes talk to Marky Mark about his journey to America.
Show Notes Transcript
The two schmoes talk to Marky Mark about his journey to America.
Speaker 1:
0:01
Bitches remaining in the house I'm excited to be here. We've got our first interviewee Stephen Jay Jay and we've got Mark in the hot seat today. We ready.
Speaker 2:
0:11
Good afternoon everybody. June 15th. Beautiful Friday out there today. How Marky Mark. All right. A little cold but it's all right. It's not Africa hot. We start there already. Anywhere where you want to go seems like we're jumping right into it. We're excited about today's podcast. We have not had some interviews as of yet and a new format Marky Mark as you know was going to be our original deejay. But despite you know his efforts and he's got family obligations which we all understand he is not able to do it as often as young Austin so Marky Mark is now a guest today.
Speaker 3:
0:48
And we're going to find out a lot about his background why he works for our fine company. Just a little bit. Everything we're going to go a little bit all over the board but we're going to try to stay within the realm of the show as well with why he works for a high tech company and a small one at that. So first of all cheers to you Marky Mark. They can't see us doing this on air but clink clink. Welcome. And how are you today. Pretty good. Sorry about the weekend. You know World Cup is on. Big soccer fans will be watching a lot of soccer. So let's start there. There's a little common ground there. The three of us were watching the World Cup today at the watch and how was that game played.
Speaker 4:
1:37
So today we had Spain play Portugal pretty good game kind of lived up to the hype. A lot of goals a lot of Cristiano Ronaldo a lot of people know him so it was good game Ronaldo fan are you.
Speaker 5:
1:51
It is a good football player. Yes. Yeah.
Speaker 4:
1:56
Yeah. Sometimes when it's not playing against my team yeah yeah. Who's your team. Manchester United the one and only true soccer team out there.
Speaker 6:
2:05
Who are your other team. Because I feel like just go and live out there. The like across the sports world I like to make fun of other people. Know that's what teams do you follow each of the major sports out there. All right.
Speaker 4:
2:20
All right. Let's go with the cliche ones I'm a Laker fan for basketball.
Speaker 2:
2:25
Just a Laker fan and basketball just like a fan. Stop it. God damn it. Pull the plug already. Let's start this broadcast. If he's not going to be honest I'm going to start. You're a team guy in the NBA. That's that's not accurate.
Speaker 7:
2:37
I used to be raised to help Caputi is the new one.
Speaker 8:
2:40
East Coast West Coast Miami used to be my team in the East Coast like you saw like in Miami they kind of suck.
Speaker 6:
2:47
Oh really. OK. See how that works. You're allowed to just bounce back and forth as your body does. Got it. Yeah we got a good foothold. Now let's go and do like football. We like their American football American football. I'm a big fan. Yeah. And I can't even call you a bandwagon cause that's that's one of the reasons he's hired. Yeah it's true.
Speaker 3:
3:08
It's true that is kind of how I as a writer fan and Steve talk you know obviously that we look fondly upon the writer so I give him credit there.
Speaker 6:
3:17
I'll take it. Yeah I've never owned a DaMarcus jersey though. But Mark did not just one. How did you have to wear. I still have to. If anyone wants to buy what colors are you get the you get the home away. Well they're actually identical ones. One is a large extra large size is anticipating some growth. That work. Well DaMarcus ball DiGRA though. I thought he called you fat boat you got some muscle. Yes. You've been hitting the gym a lot.
Speaker 3:
3:57
So let's back up a sec. So you became a man u fan and this is going to lead us into the history of Marky Mark.
Speaker 1:
4:07
You grew up where I grew up in Nairobi Kenya Nairobi proper city born. Yeah born in Nairobi right in the middle of the city right. City you guys don't have hospitals. Well it was a hospital.
Speaker 9:
4:22
OK. Some questions. I do. I'm fascinated. So like I think it's my own ignorance.
Speaker 10:
4:28
But like I want to know like it without getting too much detail like your parents like middle class lower class like. And what does that equate to like here in America like I grew up in an apartment complex right. You know we were we weren't wealthy I would say we're like lower middle class right.
Speaker 9:
4:45
But you had the audience at apartment come from another apartment complex curious like hey give me give me the lowdown.
Speaker 6:
4:57
You know how to go.
Speaker 7:
4:58
I think it will be considered middle class. OK. You know relative to here you grew up I grew up in a house the same house that my parents still stay and just you know in a neighborhood in a gated community in the city.
Speaker 6:
5:14
OK gated gated being commonplace or like that.
Speaker 1:
5:19
Dr. Midol Yeah yeah the gated part is necessary. Never used twice hated but animals know.
Speaker 9:
5:30
That if the gate that you had to explain after a legitimate request.
Speaker 7:
5:37
No just because of security. A lot of the neighborhoods got together had put a gate like a neighborhood and then they'd hire like you know a couple of security guys to guard the neighborhood all the way around.
Speaker 3:
5:52
OK. So I remember you talking about this so can you tell me have you had a full time security guard employed by your family. Yes. OK.
Speaker 11:
6:02
So can you tell me the wage rate of said security here. And is this like a living thing.
Speaker 12:
6:09
Well yeah we had 24 hour security guard those two of them you know one who worked the day shift and then the night shift for the hood.
Speaker 2:
6:18
No this is for his own house. They had their own security guard.
Speaker 7:
6:22
So before we turned into a gated community you know each House candidate each house but no many of the houses would have their own security guard. But after they put the gate then all of the security guards kind of became the neighborhood security guards. So yeah what did you pay.
Speaker 2:
6:40
You didn't answer the wage rate. What what was security guards paid.
Speaker 1:
6:46
I think it's the equivalent to about fifty dollars a month.
Speaker 9:
6:50
We would have some security guards. Why not just to employ. I think if I could play 50 bucks an hour standing around the building looked like this.
Speaker 10:
7:01
So I had I had young Austin look up the population of Nairobi and it's about three million people today. A lot of people right. But that's like me like Portland ish. I don't see a lot of gated communities smaller than Seattle. I don't see a ton of light gated communities there. So again I'm struggling to understand. Did you guys like play in the streets of such gated community.
Speaker 4:
7:26
Yeah same thing. Like I say the word gated community just means we put a gate like that.
Speaker 6:
7:30
Sure. Sure. That is right. Thank you. But that's another question. What's your first language. What were you raised when did you start to learn suddenly there's been a debate about that this company for some time so you've kind of wavered to your convenience quite frankly. What is your first language. Define for us language. What was the first I like the definition was pretty clear what language were you raised on English. OK. The Queen's English Queen's English. Yeah. So what did your parents speak to you. He spoke in English Swahili a little bit a little was he. When your voice goes up you know we've we've known this for years. That's that's exhausted messing with the dials. He wishes he.
Speaker 9:
8:26
Would go for the skills that he does not yet. OK.
Speaker 10:
8:31
So English is your first language. We've we've said that but then you also know Swahili or new at one point.
Speaker 2:
8:37
No I speak pretty good Swahili ok. Them on Us right now. What do you mean to say. I want you to say that I can't move solutions is the number one software company around kemas solutions.
Speaker 7:
8:53
India Company Numberi more will come.
Speaker 6:
8:58
OK. Somebody that speaks Swahili has got to get back to. Listeners on our Twitter page will release this party I suppose you guys can respond in the comments. All right Hamman egg what is it with your handle it's egg at Hammond to the number who an to handle have an egg was taken.
Speaker 9:
9:16
No idiolect.
Speaker 10:
9:20
So like grammar school he did or. What I mean is that the same set up in the states here elementary pre K Kreager.
Speaker 7:
9:31
Pretty similar. Do you know you go preschool for for a year. You're not really learning anything.
Speaker 6:
9:38
It just really is just your parents getting really had a mouthful there didn't he has a lot of us learn a lot of the other thing. I want to know you were raised from private schools not public. Yeah right let's be real clear.
Speaker 7:
9:52
Correct. I went to a Catholic private schools for primary and secondary education which would be in the Lake Middle School middle school through high school. Did you wear a uniform. Yes we wore a uniform we wore. We had to wear tie a sweater collared shirt and shorts. Can you produce any pictures from the set era.
Speaker 13:
10:17
I'd rather not.
Speaker 1:
10:20
There was no digital cameras back to ride the school bus. I did for a while during high school I did ride the school bus.
Speaker 10:
10:31
What about it. Did you have like a private driver in the younger years.
Speaker 9:
10:37
You have a Tiger too. I mean you tell me you told me you old man used to make the security guard your driver too because he was like he does not feel the tie like that.
Speaker 8:
10:48
Now he had a drive. My dad had a right to drive.
Speaker 9:
10:53
So did you talk about like the last time. Would have kill the fucking raised in Africa Middle Class.
Speaker 6:
11:01
Like it. It's a different skill but she's a white guy like wouldn't I. Like I said it just automatically or is like not cool over there.
Speaker 1:
11:09
How are you. That said you'd also been a pretty good target for the thugs or the thugs first.
Speaker 13:
11:16
People who do thuggery all think that's pretty personal. You're right. Toggery.
Speaker 2:
11:27
I got a phone a friend question Did did the priest ever did tell you I was going to ask the same thing because when he talked about Catholicism I had asked too. So this might be.
Speaker 9:
11:39
Yeah you don't have to go there.
Speaker 1:
11:41
No no no. I could talk about this. No no no. I guess one thing about Africa is like we're kind of behind on the gay thing. Okay. No it.
Speaker 9:
11:54
Is pride fest here boys. So they shout out a lot of that was looked down upon.
Speaker 4:
12:02
Either that or they just didn't like me.
Speaker 9:
12:04
Okay so you had a combat trap. You didn't have to deal with that first.
Speaker 1:
12:10
Now I'll get. Yeah any good experience like as far as the Catholic part of my schooling went. I know how guilty are you about everything.
Speaker 6:
12:24
If you're Catholic I'm not guilty at all.
Speaker 1:
12:27
Okay I should be cool. I mean do any bad things. Did you play sports at all. Growing up it did I played a lot of soccer football and it was called football at the time. Yeah. And then they got to high school. No I never played cricket because it's boring.
Speaker 6:
12:48
It takes ages a month. Just like baseball. Now what we've seen is we can with all that money again. But you're here to defend yourself the times we do have a challenge about that too.
Speaker 1:
13:03
Yeah. And then in high school I played a bit of rugby. I played hook up position. Yeah. We get hooked. Yeah. Pretty good hookah Yeah.
Speaker 14:
13:16
I hooked a trick to you. I don't even think that came out right.
Speaker 9:
13:33
OK. I don't understand with the hookers role is the ball.
Speaker 15:
13:40
But can you explain that. What was your primary goal. My primary goal was when you have a scrum which is kind of like play like a face off but you get down like you're fighting over the ball your neck you know shoulder lock.
Speaker 1:
13:56
So you have the I don't want to see the little guy get the little guy. You get a small guy who is in the middle of like the like like your team whose job is to try and scramble and grab that ball took the ball so much OK. Were you any good. I hope the shit out of that ball. Yeah yeah. I envision the same thing. Yeah but yeah I did that for a while until I got my lights knocked out. Yeah. Yeah. You're done.
Speaker 9:
14:33
Did mom make their way back. He used nights like like he did it properly like a drop of bark is it. Yeah.
Speaker 10:
14:43
So listen the audience from this point forward just keep keep your ear to abide by. Yeah.
Speaker 9:
14:50
He likes to drop but even he likes to take he likes to take things like from the like. It just.
Speaker 10:
14:58
It's beautiful. Kill two birds with one stone that is quickly translated to stones in one fraud.
Speaker 6:
15:04
It could be anything. So do we love that. Just keep Europea anyways so we got through our high school years. No offense. I'm to help Mark out. He just said keep your appealed. So he just pulled the Marxism by saying that because son is like ice. But yeah just get on board. Just ride the trade whoa. The show at Ivoire. Right away. OK.
Speaker 1:
15:32
It is right we will do anything for ratings. Go ahead. Yeah. So that was my high school. Yeah like I was saying it that not.
Speaker 16:
15:43
I can't say but it's knocked out of me. You yell at us to do so.
Speaker 7:
15:54
Yeah I was waiting to tackle this huge dude. Next thing I know people standing over me fanning make me place got my tooth knocked out.
Speaker 6:
16:06
Oh yeah I could see the gap. Oh there were fake. It's like you got a rod yeah. Hey.
Speaker 9:
16:11
So instead of being tough and ruthless are you wrong.
Speaker 16:
16:18
It could have been a hockey player. We got to get used skates. So I got up for it is pride. Was the hardest to tell your parents. What is it. It is. Go ahead.
Speaker 7:
16:44
Yeah. So stop doing that. So focus on schooling arithmetic of arithmetic some science stuff physics OK's this schooling in our country. No.
Speaker 6:
17:00
No. You're still Kenya and you're finished high school you're doing the thing right.
Speaker 10:
17:04
Okay so the meat and potatoes right here. I want to know how you thought you made the decision to come to America.
Speaker 7:
17:11
It's a beautiful story. Well the Kenyan education system at the time was like during your last year of high school you get to pick like what you want to go to school for and then so you get put into a pool and the colleges they pick the students and tell you. Hey. All right. Out of the four top things that you picked. You're going to do this. So I got picked to do law to be a lawyer. Oh my goodness I said fuck that. I'm going to try something else. I look for schools in the U.S. fund a few of them and then my dad meets some dude in the bar from Idaho convinces him that you know it's pretty cheap to come to Idaho and my dad forgot about every other school that I had found of some good schools in Florida and Florida did retail universe.
Speaker 6:
18:07
Yeah yeah Beach right at the beach and so. Oh so Daytona Beach and what city. Pocatello right. Yeah yeah boy.
Speaker 3:
18:19
For those of you in the listening audience and I know you're still few and far between but Pocatello Idaho is eastern Idaho. It's really kind of crap. It it was Eastern Iowa. The wind is blowing as we speak. Okay. It blows all the time. So you make your way to Pocatello you just take a straight flight from Nairobi to poke you right.
Speaker 12:
18:41
No didn't quite work out like that. No.
Speaker 10:
18:44
So what kind of research did you do. So once the school decided it knew what school you go to.
Speaker 9:
18:52
Yeah let's go back to research prep really kind of a microcosm of the other things we've been doing. Just like. Did you check the address about the school or your pamphlets.
Speaker 1:
19:08
Checked it out. Idaho is not going to be quite. I wasn't going to be New York City. Okay. I knew that but I thought that at least have a bullet train. Oh yeah. Yeah. So if they get up on the plane and that plane was Nairobi to where it was Nairobi to Salt Lake City direct nope. Went through Amsterdam. Sure. Yeah. Shout out Amsterdam. Good airport. Yeah that's pretty cool. Met.
Speaker 12:
19:40
Kenyan going back home from the US but being like a bunch of drinks nice and he just gave me this false impression of the US like he made it sound like you know like this.
Speaker 1:
19:53
This was the shit you fell for it was all pumped up and they got into the US.
Speaker 12:
20:01
I think the first place we landed was in Minnesota the Twin Cities. But it was no Khabbaz stop and then fly to Salt Lake City. Got there at about midnight. No clear customs and all that came out and there was nobody nobody at midnight in Salt Lake. Really.
Speaker 6:
20:25
It was like that shock you are going to do at that point.
Speaker 1:
20:30
I had to check and make sure that I was really supposed to come to Salt Lake City. Double check that it was you know that was the right spot because it is the closest major airport to Pocatello. Makes perfect sense. But you know I figured. No it's us. They got 24 hour transit public transportation bullet train will take me right to my dorm.
Speaker 6:
20:51
All the Bagwell. I love it. That's a great story though.
Speaker 8:
20:58
So I looked it up and they couldn't really find any information about the bullet train. I forget maybe.
Speaker 6:
21:04
Look at all of this they have the information kiosk kiosks didn't have a fucking cellphone and there was yeah there was no cell phones. There was year what year was this.
Speaker 1:
21:15
This was 2001. Okay so. Yeah. And how old were you. I was just on 19. That's crazy.
Speaker 6:
21:27
I mean honestly that is great. Yeah you're going from country to country with no other folks like it is crazy. And I always I give you mucho. Yeah I got it.
Speaker 10:
21:39
I don't think blind ignorance is kind of powerful.
Speaker 1:
21:43
So there's no one to talk to no one in the information booth. So I figured hey you know what. I'm tired. I just need to sleep. Get in a cab you know take me to the.
Speaker 15:
21:53
Take me to a motel because motels were cool according to the TVs. Movies to watch. So yeah take me to a motel. Took me to a motel 6. Yes it's pretty decent yeah.
Speaker 1:
22:09
Can't figure out how to turn the shower on.
Speaker 9:
22:16
Okay so here's the deal.
Speaker 17:
22:17
It's called up because I had that same issue where every hotel is fuck at fight with hot water in the shower cold everywhere I stay.
Speaker 9:
22:28
I love my Goderich in Germany.
Speaker 3:
22:33
When we met in Hawaii she sheepishly came out of the tattoo.
Speaker 9:
22:38
Hey I can't do this. Oh God yeah. Shout out.
Speaker 8:
22:45
Yeah that's what I did. I would call the front desk after 10 minutes of just looking at it and you know kind of touching it.
Speaker 1:
22:52
Left-Right. Nothing was working. But yeah the guy came up and Andy hooked me up to the show on. Now I have to figure out like how to get the right balance of late so it's not too hot scalding. Figured Out. Shall I slept woke up the next morning and the it's like you don't have to be right with you.
Speaker 13:
23:13
Did you dig it. Oh I know but I brush my teeth. Oh good. That's always crucial flight 0 6 that I woke up and I called my mom and I said Hey Mom.
Speaker 1:
23:33
I did not talk to my parents OK.
Speaker 13:
23:35
That they would be nice to you though. Hey hey hey pops do you have any idea where I am. It's all right. Go ahead.
Speaker 6:
23:50
OK. Did you have the front desk call you a cab you should up the next morning. Yeah. Look for the train. Yes. I know there's a train. This is a train like I saw the tracks on the cab ride. Of course you can calibrate it. It was like yeah maybe they just don't work late.
Speaker 1:
24:11
All right. So you know I walked up to downtown Salt Lake City.
Speaker 8:
24:17
Yeah sure enough there was a train but it does just kind of goes around the city. They looked up the map and I'm like I said the rest of it. Before we ask someone who's like yeah no that's not how it works.
Speaker 1:
24:35
So back to their towns. I got to get to school right. I called a cab and I told him hey I'm going to Pocatello.
Speaker 3:
24:46
OK listen Mark you explain how far book is from Salt Lake City.
Speaker 4:
24:52
It's two and a half hour drive maybe three hours. That's for sure. So. So he looked at me as like yeah but where are you going right now. I was like you know I need you to take me to get back.
Speaker 17:
25:06
Yeah.
Speaker 8:
25:07
And that was committed. I had a pacto I checked out of the hotel. All my stuff in the cab was like Yeah lets go.
Speaker 1:
25:14
I was like All right listen Lee you know I can't do that but I'm not going to do that is like I'll go home.
Speaker 8:
25:21
Clock out you know put the cab back home I'll bring my truck and I'll take you to Pocatello for 150 bucks of Lake suite. That's a good deal right.
Speaker 9:
25:30
It's a great deal. You had no other option it cost me 60 bucks to get the airport to start which is a 30 minute drive. So yeah I think you get a good deal.
Speaker 6:
25:43
I think the shout out to that dude like I can't believe you're not wander around in some field income right now.
Speaker 9:
25:51
No.
Speaker 10:
25:55
So hold any point up to this time like this time. Have you said you know what fuck it I want the first plane back to Amsterdam to Nairobi like I want out of their shit.
Speaker 12:
26:09
Oh cool I was just confused but wasn't upset.
Speaker 6:
26:14
Oh yeah but you don't get that upset like I don't know if either never you overly upset are fair. I mean I'd pissed you off I know that you have seen me upset but I mean not any Steve degree. Yeah that's true. He doesn't have that model. I don't think so either. It's a weird degree though that we have like 6 or 7 degrees each. It doesn't sound a lot.
Speaker 16:
26:44
Like you just talk to you go to school.
Speaker 7:
26:51
I got to the dorms hooked up with the phrasing.
Speaker 8:
26:59
So I met the R.A. at the building who happened to be an African guy shots.
Speaker 4:
27:05
And so he's like oh I'll put you with with this guy who ended up being a really close friend as best man at my wedding. But is that okay. No he's called Brian.
Speaker 5:
27:17
He yeah he moved back to Kenya because Bryan the dude in Portland. Yeah we party with that dude.
Speaker 9:
27:26
Oh yeah night with the Kenyans one night. That's a let's all go.
Speaker 8:
27:38
We go way back. Yes. And then it turns out like he had the same freakin story the same guy who convinced my dad into his dad to get him to come to school at Pocatello Idaho. Oh man.
Speaker 3:
27:57
So it does sound like a scam. Yeah like military sense. No offense to Pocatello.
Speaker 17:
28:03
I still don't know the name of that college. What college is that Idahosa Bengal's the State Alumni Association needs to track down and pay him some clothes and they might be.
Speaker 5:
28:16
Yeah maybe. I don't think he's retired. He was like Yeah. Or a condom. I think that he just did that so he can get them to pay for his vacation in Kenya. Yeah OK. All right. So you're in college. What was your major. I did math eventually changed it to both math and computer science so I'm OK and they treat you right. Yeah. Yeah. Well you excel at that. Yeah I did. I did. OK. OK. You enjoy it. Yeah. Which part you enjoyed the math you enjoyed the the computer science.
Speaker 12:
28:54
I just it's all it's all the same. A lot of the I and I just saw the shit a lot of the classes they take were computer science like to take from math so you know I'd say Well did you.
Speaker 5:
29:07
We never checked your school records. Did you do well. OK well.
Speaker 9:
29:12
The study everybody the boys have to edit based on that. We did not check references. OK.
Speaker 6:
29:26
I did OK I was a good student. Boy yeah. So hold on. We had some college stories we got to get into there is what brilliant college. I want to know what you did for a work while you were in college how do you pay. You earn money.
Speaker 12:
29:40
Oh it did. You know like the usual college like I worked for like student union building work study program maybe not really a work study but as an international student you only allowed to work on a campus. You had to scramble for those who don't know jobs through campus stuff so yeah that's that's kind of what I did. But my first summer so I moved out of the dorms after a semester.
Speaker 13:
30:12
Holy hell what did you get the audio he asked you what did you do. Tell the audience deejay. Yeah that was pretty good.
Speaker 6:
30:25
Made some good money. Yeah my roommates made some good money so did you go by stage name.
Speaker 18:
30:31
Well yeah I. Why. Did it go though.
Speaker 6:
30:40
Deejay stats. Ooh I like that. Oh yeah. Yeah. That now that you wrote that he will be D.J step forward. MILLER I don't think so. I knew that I did not ask peptalk. OK. So you wiki wiki right. That's your job. Oh yeah. No yeah we just hit you can you give us a sample now please. You've done it before. There's no equipment here. It just shows the most should do the sound now. Just different. Different time tracks so we can get them some time.
Speaker 3:
31:26
So you were a deejay and you met the sweetheart of your life.
Speaker 1:
31:32
My wife and Pocatello Idaho. Yeah we moved out here to Boise with her after being done with school and before that you killed to goat. Yeah we had a lot of go yeah go out there.
Speaker 6:
31:45
Can you just give it a go but please I need the cliff notes version of this where you don't have to go to how your day started. Tell us how you executed or tried to execute a goat.
Speaker 4:
32:00
I guess the most memorable time. This one time went up to the hills because he can just do it in this city right on campus.
Speaker 6:
32:08
I'd be a hate crime. Get that. Well one time we got cops called us in the backyard because we were killing goats. Yeah that's cool. Sorry about biker gang stuff like that.
Speaker 4:
32:24
So yes we went up to the hills to kill the girl. Someone thought it would be humane to shoot it first and then you know right right. And so that's what we did but we didn't expect the goat to survive.
Speaker 14:
32:38
They shot to the head.
Speaker 6:
32:41
What are you guys. Is it a big scam. I don't know guns very well but it was it was huge. You were you were you were at the kill dude. I know he doesn't have that in him. Now we're there for more. I wouldn't do it. You were just sitting there drinking beer.
Speaker 1:
32:58
I may have had one here and I was holding the girl yes with the leash.
Speaker 2:
33:02
So you leg so mortally wounded it and and said Go did what.
Speaker 4:
33:08
And so you know we thought it was done so you know we laid down on the ground thinking All right let's get the knife you know. And so it jumps up and takes off. This is you know late in the evening so we start chasing it down. We couldn't find it. And it's getting dark and there's six Africans up in the the night. There was a white guy the guy who brought the gun on.
Speaker 13:
33:37
The way.
Speaker 8:
33:42
So we were chasing it down. And I think someone said like did you just shoot it. You know you can't really do that you know because the six of us you don't know where it is. So.
Speaker 16:
33:59
Really.
Speaker 8:
34:02
So eventually one guy took a dive and just reached out and tackled nice.
Speaker 6:
34:13
And so we killed him and we had him that night. Good good. That's like you get to the end of that and I forgot I forgot to hang him before we left the continent of Africa. Yes we forgot about there is one story but it is do we want to digress all the way back. I don't think so.
Speaker 3:
34:29
I mean if it weren't for another guest appearance are you sure. Let's tease the audio so that he might have had a bout with some sort of native wildlife and they want to be debated.
Speaker 6:
34:45
No know and you've heard this story yeah. All right. Damn it we've got it. Let's just do it. You have it again don't tell us the Maurice started. OK just jump right here. You were on it date with what we consider probably an average looking woman of some sort. Well faith was not it. Oh. Oh. Do they drop the name beep beep.
Speaker 1:
35:16
Listen I'm sorry but. Camping in at Fisherman's camp if you want to look that up it's pretty cool. Young Austin fisherman's camp in Lake Varsha. Good luck with that one. Yeah and it's pretty cool spot. They have hippos and we were out walking out drinking and you know I was on we had this sound and I turned around and sure enough there's a hippo looking at us and it starts to move and starts to charge. So we take off.
Speaker 9:
35:52
You push faith over my faith has never been heard from again.
Speaker 6:
35:59
We've actually asked him to track down faith without luck. Yeah. Well OK. I took off OK. I did. I didn't push. It was it was instinct like. We both took off right. Maybe I was just fast. Yes no doubt. Now I know we're all like say the canyon and me we can run long distances.
Speaker 9:
36:27
And I'd say I don't know. We're not do this on YouTube yet so I'll take your word for it.
Speaker 6:
36:37
We will listen to the audio. He's not just felt he used to be. But your claim is that you are faster than a hippo.
Speaker 4:
36:46
Yeah because it was running after me and it never caught me so fast it.
Speaker 10:
36:52
I think that's math and we looked up the average lanes.
Speaker 2:
36:56
So first of all yes I know you don't have a bike. But did you find this. Yeah you got ahead. Not a safari camp we're saving pictures. And you outran a hippo and now OK so how fast. Next. Next thing I need you Tell me land how fast can a hippo. I think it was like 32 more. I thought it was too corny and I thought a human at their fastest was 24 something like Oh.
Speaker 9:
37:25
I don't want to bring back the bad.
Speaker 3:
37:28
Just got it. Yeah that's right. 90 miles an hour 19 20 miles an hour. Yeah. No wait. But take a peek bro. You've played you've played the blog let's do it. Well humans don't run that fast. I think the fastest humans about 24 miles 25 miles an hour right. 28.
Speaker 5:
37:49
What's average less than ten right.
Speaker 1:
37:55
Oh bro it can't be. But you're fast and you are fast. Fast. Run that sucker. Yes. Yeah. I think it's self tape later.
Speaker 6:
38:06
Oh really. Talk to me. I wonder why. Yeah it is pretty. I don't even. I would like to highlight the universal. Get drunk and take a walk though because that's like when you're in high school or age. High school today. Yeah of course it's also fun. But the hiphop part you just don't expect don't write nothing.
Speaker 3:
38:30
Yeah. All right. I love it. I've always loved that story. So we got the goat kill story we got the hippo story and we got the travel story. Those are three of your greatest stories right. So you also came here. Well let's let's get serious just for a sec. So now you you went into HB now. How long you worked for it. Did they recruit you. Did you seek a job.
Speaker 12:
38:54
How'd that happen. Yes when I was done with college looking for jobs I was working at a semiconductor company out there in Pocatello so I thought that's what I was going to keep doing. You didn't have a full conductor company out there. No it wasn't some way.
Speaker 6:
39:10
And I apologize. Steve wanted to be pardoned by god they're awful they always have. As J.J. had to pull away from the mike and smile and regroup and get back on Mike. So that's why I do it. ODea go ahead. Yes.
Speaker 4:
39:27
So yeah they actually we've been offered. But that meant staying in Pocatello cells.
Speaker 6:
39:33
So you knew you would need to get out of it. Yes. It's not fair. Everybody needs to know. You don't hang around. It has to be in your rearview mirror.
Speaker 12:
39:40
Yeah yeah yeah. Hey guys look for jobs. Up the HP and you came out here and got the job. Awesome. And what did you do for them. So I did a bunch of different things but my last title was a global process toward what does that mean.
Speaker 13:
39:58
I don't know that such an HP Way.
Speaker 3:
40:03
I love it. HP What was your experience like quickly.
Speaker 1:
40:09
It was good. The typical corporate job lots of red tape. You have to go up the chain to.
Speaker 6:
40:22
The audience CEOs is gonna just flow. Now I'm so conscious about it that's OK.
Speaker 4:
40:30
But yes you know it just to make like a simple change in code for example like it literally would take like a month just to get approved for that kind of thing.
Speaker 1:
40:41
Did you write code. Not really good code.
Speaker 2:
40:46
So we talked about checking references out there listening to audience. Do it do it do it. We've learned. Can I just do it again. That's just a quick segue. Yes go ahead Mark.
Speaker 12:
40:59
Yeah. So did that and then right next to HP there was a bar which turned out to be bar Stubb's.
Speaker 3:
41:08
So back to Episode 6 something like that. We talk about Stubb's at length and how did you get to be introduced to that bar.
Speaker 12:
41:17
So actually a few years back even before I moved to Boise. So I met you know what's a mutual friend of ours. You know we use that term loosely right.
Speaker 16:
41:31
Yeah it's called the D.
Speaker 4:
41:38
Crossing the street in San Diego who had gone out there to watch the rugby sevens and he hears us talking about Idaho is like wait are you guys from Idaho. We're like yeah. You know Pocatello and then another friend Kay you know he says Yeah I live in Boise. And and D like are you always like no no.
Speaker 13:
42:01
Should I be just completely denied it right. That's not like you.
Speaker 8:
42:09
Yeah. And then I think we ended up being like on the same line to another party like right after that. And so we kept talking and then it came out of him that he did live in Boise Idaho. So we exchanged contacts as you know get together at some point. And then when I did move to Idaho you know I was visiting a friend Kay and he showed up there and we're like Oh I'm with this guy. Guy denied being associated with Idaho. So he was he was a mutual friend.
Speaker 12:
42:42
He we met at your bar and he knew you.
Speaker 3:
42:48
He knew me because he worked right behind my bar he has now a personal friend. Obviously we've all tied together now and he is a close personal friend. But yeah the other reason is he used to hang out at our pub because he was directly located behind it so proximity proximity proximity I would have never met him if it wasn't 50 yards away from a bar. Right. And getting to know him. He stood out for a couple of reasons.
Speaker 6:
43:18
He was going to leave with Hagen the soccer fan and we never had a lot of soccer fans and a fucking of noxious Patriots fan. Oh yeah. He rides their Jock like no other. And we didn't have a lot of black people at the bar.
Speaker 2:
43:39
So here's the reality of it. We had a lot of people named Dave and this guy used to go by Dave is a very American name and we had five regulars named Dave. And so I'll be horribly on the set. I didn't want to call him black Dave felt like that was raising the issue of not kosher. So I threw in the gay part. We gay black and he never liked it. So it was you know it's not. But I thought Hey dude can you just black Dave is really racist. So let's not get homophobic let's just call you gay black Dave and Guidi thought he was so were called and we knew him like that at Stubb's and I've dropped that moniker obviously because he's just getting angry about it but he's an awesome dude.
Speaker 3:
44:33
We had a great time just Doug Yes. So he introduced me to Stubb's as me appear. Yeah.
Speaker 12:
44:39
What else. And that's how we knew each other. We came to know each other and Pondo we both played in fans so you know we tried a few great games together.
Speaker 2:
44:51
You know the sad sad times yeah. Yeah. To Marcus states again we talked about that. And then we acquired your company. Now you work for us. Yeah.
Speaker 6:
45:04
Just get out it was a merger. It was not a merger hostile takeover whatever.
Speaker 10:
45:11
So just to bring in the small business side of it yes. Doing bad back in the day online ordering which is a common thing for restaurants.
Speaker 3:
45:19
We actually started before that Marky Mark and I were talking he was dreich mess around websites and I said you know what I kind of see the website thing that we could do website design for restaurants and there's a kind of a niche thing there that we do. And so that's how we started. And the whole idea of hey maybe we can do this online ordering thing and then our old partner am hated the thought of working with anybody else. It is kind of a thought process and bringing the whole thing and so he was opposed to it from day one. And as soon as Sam was out of the picture we started sharing offices.
Speaker 6:
45:56
Yes ma'am. Yep.
Speaker 10:
45:58
Aquisition Ledgewood acquisition a great partnership and now we have a great platform for online ordering something that we did in-house to tie so our point is so fucking awesome. It is also one of the best decisions I think we've made collectively as a group.
Speaker 3:
46:10
No question. So now be on it. So you left HP a whole different culture you worked there what six seven years six years. Okay and you've come to a small company. I mean it's struggling here for how long.
Speaker 10:
46:22
Five six seven I think 5.
Speaker 3:
46:26
So. So you came in right and small struggling company with no promises lots of accountability.
Speaker 14:
46:36
So explain that highlighted that it's Ed. Go ahead.
Speaker 3:
46:47
So be honest. Do you like the corporate world versus this accountability.
Speaker 12:
46:54
No. I love what we're doing right now. You know it's hard work. You guys can attest to that. But yeah this is this is great because you know exactly where your piece of the puzzle fits in the whole big picture. That's good.
Speaker 14:
47:16
We're going to go with that. You got it. So we're going to get a piece of the pie throwing that cog in the wheel.
Speaker 13:
47:30
It could quite work.
Speaker 8:
47:32
That's right.
Speaker 7:
47:36
Yeah it's very clear what the impact that you have on the entire organization on the employees and everybody's life whose livelihood including your own so just makes you work hard and and try to do better things.
Speaker 3:
47:55
And you. And you enjoy that. Yeah absolutely. So and I respect that because it's easy to a lot of people hide it like the big corporations. But just HP but you know what I used to work with and they mail it in. And I hate that. Right. And so we don't do that here. It's controlled chaos at all times. You know begin to take care of the business plan here and I know that was rough for you at first right. I mean just you know that wasn't necessarily because J.J. is kind of a dick to work.
Speaker 6:
48:25
So he's not lying but Steve's a bigger deal.
Speaker 3:
48:34
No we're not easy to work for. We absolutely know that like we want to win man. Yeah. Demand and the like. And so you've bumped into that and to your fucking credit Marky Mark. You take it really well. I appreciate the fact that you take it. It's business. We're friends. We're close friends. All three of us four of us even young Austin. We've all known each other for years. But when it's it's business time it's business time here. We don't we don't. There's no friendship at that point. We yell at each other. We get disappointed sometimes but we all regroup we have a beer and I think I want to make that known out there like. I think people either don't know where you got something or go hard.
Speaker 10:
49:20
I mean but you got it it kind of piggybacks off like the secret truth right. No open mindedness right. Like whatever falls in between that. Right if you're looking for the truth in the end goal and anything that happens between those lines it doesn't fucking matter because it's for the for the best right. And yes sometimes it gets heated. But taking a step back and being able to regroup and understanding that there's a bond here there's an end goal that we're all trying to do the same thing and yes sometimes we get mad. Sometimes we make the wrong decisions sometimes we create more work for each other. Sometimes we nail it out of the fucking park and that's the ultimate thing right. Yeah you got a fucking fail on the way to get there.
Speaker 3:
49:59
And it's that sports analogy right. There's always some infighting. We're all with the same common goal we want to win as you just said and we win the right way and we try. We try to win and again as difficult it has been difficult. None of this is easy. And everyday is a new challenge. But we take it everyday. I mean it's awesome. It's fun stuff right. Yeah absolutely.
Speaker 10:
50:25
So to wrap up Mark's interview unless he's got anything that he wants to get off his tracks I think he's got to defend himself a little bit because I think we can.
Speaker 9:
50:32
Yes. We're going to give them the space right now because last week we might have come down.
Speaker 3:
50:38
Let's be honest. Those who didn't listen to last week's podcast Austin did you. Oh you can't be on Mike but Austin what to look for. Mark for an interview a quick interview at 434 Friday. And Mark was nowhere to be found. Defense.
Speaker 6:
50:57
Happy Hour. Honesty is wonderful. Yes freesheet it.
Speaker 4:
51:04
There was no plans for me to interview that base. If I had known I would have. And the week before you were at like right. Yes. I mean sometimes they need to get out of here early. What was the other reason for.
Speaker 1:
51:17
I don't remember. He was very important obviously. I think it was your lovely wife right. Yeah yeah. Kinda dictates that schedule like when you said that part of it what does that mean. I mean like everything.
Speaker 6:
51:30
Yeah. Where he is. Gigi same boat. I do. A little bit. Oh we get it you guys get a boat. Not everybody's a lonely as fuck. Sorry that's how it killed 150. Not at all lonely. Couldn't be happier. People listening audience I've never been happier. So yeah. So it's a MIF. No. No. No need to sign. Up there. Absolutely not. So meth. Yeah yeah yeah. Yes. I leave the office too early. You work for me or you get here late. Let's do that. Or that you get here. Yeah. I don't get it. No. No. I mean you have for a while. We broke that a lot over the years nine ninety five days to come in the office. It sounds strange and unacceptable but even if it's good if it gets to 8.
Speaker 8:
52:40
Like I feel like I'm late. I feel like I've missed part of the day now.
Speaker 3:
52:44
Absolutely. So another thing the four of us here are the first four people here minus one other guy. Yep that's what we do right now. Because again winning and you get that business. We we worked really hard but we get to have fun doing this kind of stuff and dictate our schedules as well. Absolutely. The other thing I'd like to correct from the previous podcast was you're still a really shitty horseshoe player and will always be. Well don't don't don't start.
Speaker 6:
53:13
Just be honest with yourself right now. So this is the challenge they gave you guys like each time that I had to play a horse to stay alive. MIL takes you back over to look it up and find a black dude laying on issues and being told I told you it was racist that I'm going to tell you it's racist. Now I'm just saying it's just not a thing. It is a thing. It's got to be. It's a thing down in Mississippi bro. Find me a picture and we can write.
Speaker 9:
53:41
We got our guy out right down. You're going to see a big picture on it. He said she got better.
Speaker 8:
53:55
You guys have not seen the improvement over the years but I know I worked it. What does that mean.
Speaker 6:
54:01
That means instead of oh 8. And like old times. Yeah that was 1973. That means generally it's better for a while should be matter find a recent paycheck. Okay. Who's going to look for but you know this game could continue forever. You're not very good at horseshoes but I'm better and I'm willing to prove it.
Speaker 3:
54:24
So okay. On record you're looking forward to when as a company we are going to do this. Absolutely perfect. What else. We've got some questions right. He's got some pointed questions for you. We've been talking about these and we're trying to work you know working it out right now. But you're going to be put on the spot.
Speaker 6:
54:46
You start with the easy one look at the and say look you need to actually go right to what are the questions you speak it already go right. Have you ever cheated a board game. Yeah OK. No all monopoly. Oh yeah. Because it's usually involves drinking and after some time I'm talking as a kid. Did you ever cheat your siblings out.
Speaker 4:
55:14
I don't think so. We played Scrabble a lot.
Speaker 6:
55:17
And snakes and ladders snakes and ladders snakes and now I know chutes and ladders. Oh it's the same thing but we just you know actually he's right there. No no. Like on the continent like it's weird they call it snakes and ladders. We call it chutes and light. OK. I've actually read that. But you talked about cheating at Scrabble like who would fucking do that. JJ V is a cheater. That iPod flea got my head in that bag looking for the good luck sockets. Oh we got some more proof of the picture of day. Oh that looks like a reset. I don't know what actually I have no idea what to show. Horse shoes in the hood. You do it right. Go ahead. Yeah.
Speaker 10:
56:11
Okay. What was your favorite board game growing up. Did you have a did you enjoy playing board games.
Speaker 6:
56:17
Monopoly is kind of like Monopoly. What's the story. I mean just like owning shit. Oh. Oh yeah like slumlord that she likes. I would say security gate guys yeah security guards at work for like yeah like that kind of stuff.
Speaker 1:
56:37
Yeah that's another softball way we ought to know your bucketlist vacation destination or like ideal trip really just eat in the place with a beach where I can just lay down and sipping cocktails. Yeah that's that's all you require. That's all I.
Speaker 10:
57:01
Didn't you do a little boondoggle when you were with HP down to like Puerto Rico or something or.
Speaker 6:
57:06
Oh yeah I did. Couple of weeks in Mexico and the ones that work out.
Speaker 13:
57:09
Oh yeah.
Speaker 11:
57:12
Lot of the work you get to travel to Milwaukee.
Speaker 18:
57:22
Believe. Not anymore. Okay. One thing we don't know. Have you ever missed a flight for work. You know one time well okay. One time with the camel. And then once for HP.
Speaker 1:
57:42
We didn't know the age. Oh beautiful. Tell me more. Yeah right. They just missed it. There was a long line to check. I think it was always a sign. I think it was a San Jose Airport and the lights are amazingly good San Jose like LaGuardia did not.
Speaker 6:
58:01
But that day they were so you know what time did you show up so we drive. So did you invent a game that we make Mark go through now when he travels by himself. What does it take a selfie in front of the gate. Like more than twenty five minutes before the flight's going to leave the boy doesn't want to read it only thrice the right season. It may have been on the same trip. He's just stockpiling it yet but all right yeah I don't miss whites anymore. Okay next question.
Speaker 19:
58:42
I want to know what your favorite childhood toy was childhood toy.
Speaker 10:
58:50
Did you have any. Or were you just constantly in there.
Speaker 3:
58:53
Yeah. He's so hung up on your child like he doesn't have any idea what he wants to know.
Speaker 4:
58:59
Well it does. Video games count.
Speaker 6:
59:00
Sure sure I had a second mega drive to make a Sega Genesis but better but better yet this is a Mega Drive so sonic Sonic is played Sonic all day. All
Speaker 1:
59:12
the kids in my neighborhood came to my house to play sonic that I owned until some schmo bought like Nintendo 64.
Speaker 6:
59:21
Yeah all night and then all of a sudden and you know it's forever. It's cool. I would love it if you're out there. I would love that. What else you got. So I already know the answer to this. Now that we've gone through your privileged life as a child did you ever have to wear Hami downs like him.
Speaker 4:
59:47
Do you know what is. No. Because I was the oldest son. Okay so did your brother have to wear your shirt. No. No. Because his taller than.
Speaker 18:
59:59
Yeah that's hard. Yeah. It is like 6 6 feet and you're how tall me.
Speaker 6:
60:10
I like when you're day Hello. Give us your best 1. 5 5. Okay okay. That's not a lie.
Speaker 10:
60:29
I think the last one is what was the last time you learned or did something new or difficult like that completely got you out of your element like I do that every day.
Speaker 20:
60:40
That's bit like something where you decided and Jay brought the example and on our Twitter account you can see a picture of it this morning. He's learning he played a second round of tennis like a metal plate.
Speaker 6:
60:53
I'm not teaching them how what he is schooling me is formalized was neither here nor there.
Speaker 3:
61:00
But you can go to our Twitter it Hamin egg and have an egg. But he's trying to go out of his element to learn and it's painful right at first so well last time he did something like that or do you want to do something like that.
Speaker 6:
61:15
I really want to like commit to to yoga because yeah just because of that they help you all start going in the mornings. I'll do what we do at the Y. We got that membership all day. We do a wake up yoga for like 7 15 day 15. I think every day since left. OK go ahead. Yeah I could do that if we could even just do two days a week. I'm down on a committee.
Speaker 1:
61:41
I love how to do don't like my daughter loves doing it yeah. Oh yeah I'd love to do that. You can find like a daddy daughter class on the weekend. Oh yeah.
Speaker 16:
61:52
Just don't be late for work. COX What do you have to add.
Speaker 20:
62:01
Marky Mark I mean you can you understand what we're trying to do with having a just what you got. You can. You can do free live free lab whatever you want to call it right now.
Speaker 1:
62:14
Now you know I think save it all for today. You know like I said earlier you know I enjoy what we're doing this is fun. The whole podcast thing I listen to a lot of podcasts so actually being a part of one is is kind of cool. You know all many listeners do we have.
Speaker 6:
62:37
I think for the four of us in this room we we're not hung up on that.
Speaker 1:
62:43
We're having a great time right. Absolutely. It's it's kind of like we have lunch if you guys have learnt different things about me that you didn't know. Correct yes. So and I've learnt a few things about you guys from listening to the previous EP.
Speaker 6:
62:58
So it's it's learning it's cool. Awesome. Well thank you taking the time. It's been great. Thanks for having me. Literally everybody out there peace. It's been great. And again find us on Twitter. Hey our Web site where are we on that. It's up I'm going I should disclose. I told you. No you know you didn't.
Speaker 1:
63:20
I did. You asked me hey what's up with the website. Yeah. OK so what does it tell the audience. Ham and Eggs Buis or ham and eggs online.
Speaker 3:
63:29
Ooh. Yeah yeah. And we're going to keep posting pictures. Yeah we're having fun with this so keep listening right. All right. Peace out. Happy Friday.
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