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Butter Etiquette – Ep. 93

It’s high time someone on the internet took a good hard look at the various butter etiquette nuances out there. I mean, seriously, is it okay to use butter on a chocolate muffin?  How about on a peanut butter and jelly and butter sandwich? How about for shavin’ them man whiskers?

Fortunately, Hugh and Rod have once again heroically stepped in to provide you, the Hungry Dads listener, with the indispensable “Butter Appropriateness Quiz” ©  Rod ranks the following butter scenarios in the order of most appropriate use of butter to the least appropriate use of butter. Feel free to rank them for yourself and see if you’re as smart as Rod!


  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Movie Theater Popcorn
  • On a Steak
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly and Butter Sandwich
  • Ham and Butter Sandwich
  • In Coffee
  • Chocolate Muffin
  • Generously Buttering EVERY Bite of a Dinner Roll
  • Pop Tart
  • Saltine

Oh, and then the guys each perform a butter shave on-air.  Is that appropriate?  Listen to find out!!!

Trader Joes Potato Chips with South African Seasonings

South African Chip Chimp Movies – Episode 25

In episode 25, Hugh revisits his three-day audio juicing journal form episode 24 by reviewing some South African flavored chips, and going on a nonsensical rant about food’s role in evolution. Then, Rod talks about specific snacking strategies, scenarios, and tips for eating at the movies. This is a true hodgepodge of an episode that shouldn’t be missed by any chip enthusiasts, evolutionary historians, movie snack sneakers, or movie snack snackers!


(00:22) Shameless Plugs – Rod orders listeners check out www.hungrydads.com with a new Reviews section, show rundowns,weblinks, articles, infographics and essays.  Check it out! Oh, you already are. Thanks.

(01:00) Of Chips and Chimps – Hugh plays some outtakes from his juice diet audio journal and elaborates on the ramblings of a man woozy from lack of food.

(01:22) Trader Joes Potato Chips with South African Seasonings – The first clip was Hugh’s account of a trip to Trader Joes to buy fruits and vegetables for juicing.  He inevitably bought some potato chips as well, but abstained from eating them until the end of his juice diet.  After three days of no eating, Hugh unsurprisingly liked them.  But then as the week progressed, Hugh was more torn on his review of these crispy South African seasoned chips.

(05:45) Evolving Tastes – The second clip was Hugh pontificating alone in his kitchen about the role food played in human evolution. As Hugh explains, anthropologists found that man’s diverse diet and ability to cook made eating more efficient and helped man evolve his lifestyle beyond the simple needs of eating.

(08:52) Movie Snacking – Rod shares his essential thoughts and tips on moviegoing and movie snacking including a sick enjoyment of overpaying, mostly because the portions are delightfully huge.

(11:32) Snack Sneaks – The popular habit of sneaking contraband food into a movie theater is not Hugh and Rod’s first choice. But they offer up some tips if you’re going to go rogue.  Don’t bother with soda or popcorn.  Pay up for the good stuff. Candy is probably worth it, but does have the smallest movie markup so gains are diminished.  Use side pockets in cargo shorts or purses.  Tight jean pockets will crush the food and be conspicuous.

(13:43) Hugh’s Childhood Fears – Hugh shares his still scarring childhood fear that his mother would be hauled away to jail for sneaking in peanuts and raisins into the movie theater.

(16:14) Pro tips for Optimizing Movie Snacking

  • Go big or go home. Get the big size with the free refills and be prepared to utilize those refills liberally.
  • Arrive early to enjoyably purchase your snacks and to get your free refill before the movie even starts.
  • Ask for sturdy drink holders and have your snack carrying plan organized when you leave the concession stand. It’s a treacherous journey back to your seat and a spill would ruin everything.
  • Know where the bathrooms are.  Those sodas will be passing through you and you don’t want to waste movie/eating time searching for a toilet.
  • Sit on the aisle.  Refills are priority.  You don’t need the middle seat. The special effects will look fine askew by a few degrees.

(19:10) Covert Eating at the Theater – Whether it unauthorized outside contraband snacks or secret purchases you don’t want your fellow movie watchers to know about, you may need to be covert at the theater.

  • The darkness and loudness of the movies are ideal conditions for covert eating. Hold off on covert items until after the movie starts.
  • Holding hands can compromise your covert tactics.
  • Fake bathroom run would allow you to buy and eat a whole candy or soda refill without anybody knowing. But be aware that movie smooching might reveal your sugar breath.

(23:02) Fin – Rod and Hugh agree that the movies are great, but he real priority is the movie snacking.  Next time, they might just hang in the lobby and arcade with free refills until they are kicked out. Out.