Did They Really Just Say That?

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By: Chris and Dave

Two Firefighters raised by Bugs Bunny and shaped by Seinfeld discuss anything and everything in this delicious, conversational guacamole prepared just for you at the Avocado Studio.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

Victim of Circumstance
#79
05/14/2022

Episode 79 - "Victim of Circumstance” We were about to be off to a good start until my wife phoned that she backed into Dave's car in our driveway! Dave immediately grabbed a cervical collar and fell on the floor moaning. Boy did he lay it on thick. We were at least 100 yards away from the vehicles! Now we are scheduled to be on the Peoples Court! Stay tuned because before you can now see our handsome mugs on video! That's right we will now be producing an audio and video version of your favorite podcast! Happening before you can count to...


Something in The Air Tonight
#78
05/07/2022

Episode 78 - "Something in The Air Tonight” Brian joins us for our first official video episode! Trust me, he does not disappoint. Every episode will just keep getting better! Hollywood here we come! Stay tuned because before you can now see our handsome mugs on video! That's right we will now be producing an audio and video version of your favorite podcast! Happening before you can count to avocado! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you ou...


Hollywood Here We Come!
#77
04/30/2022

Episode 77 - "Hollywood Here We Come!” Brian joins us for our first official video episode! Trust me, he does not disappoint. Every episode will just keep getting better! Hollywood here we come! Stay tuned because before you know it you will be able to see our handsome mugs on video! That's right we will now be producing an audio and video version of your favorite podcast! Happening before you can count to avocado! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our be...


We Have Faces for Radio
#76
04/23/2022

Episode 76 - "We Have Faces for Radio” Dave and I with some new beer! We embark on the next leg of this adventure by adding video! This was our first run at adding a video version to the show. You can find the YouTube link below to see a portion of episode 76 on video. Soon it will be available everywhere! It's not much to look at yet as it was just a test run to see how things work. It will get better, but we will still look the same. Stay tuned because before you know it you will be ab...


The Truth About Citrus-Based Eye Treatments
#75
04/16/2022

Episode 75 - "The Truth About Citrus-Based Eye Treatments” Once again, we prove the point that four people are too many for a 100 sq/ft studio. Yoshio and Brain return for what can only be described as an obscene free-for-all! Dave and I were literally exhausted by the end of the show. However, we do learn the ancient Asian art of citrus-based eye treatments. Listen hard because you won't be able to see! Stay tuned because before you know it you will be able to see our handsome mugs on video! That's right we will now be producing an audio and vi...


YOU'RE NOT GIVING AWAY OUR WATER PIK!
#74
04/09/2022

Episode 74 - "YOU'RE NOT GIVING AWAY OUR WATER PIK!” Ode to our favorite on screen Mom, Estelle Costanza. RIP Mrs. Constanza. Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do throw some additional really funny bits out here and there. Skunky beer and all. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a...


When Will Your Dog Lick My Butt?
#73
04/02/2022

Episode 73 - "When Will Your Dog Lick My Butt?” Crazy episode that covers so many different topics! A MUST listen! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do throw some additional really funny bits out here and there. Skunky beer and all. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a fe...


The Random Show
#72
03/26/2022

Episode 72 - "The Random Show” There is now better way to describe this episode other than random. We had a great time and were tired as hell after a hard day. You be the judge, are we truly idiots or did we just blow your mind? Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do th...


The College Boy Fridge
#71
03/19/2022

Episode 70 - "The College Boy Fridge” Brian is back yet again, and he came bearing a gift. Brian was tired of us complaining about where to put the beer, so he brought the college boy fridge to store what makes us talk. Thank you, Brian. We are sorry for what we said about you. Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is...


Jerry the King
#70
03/12/2022

Episode 70 - "Jerry the King” We are joined tonight by Reyes "Jerry" Soto. 23 Year Veteran of the Laredo Metro Fire Department and another former crew member of mine. We talk about old times and how we are now working together again. A "don't miss" episode! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do throw so...


The Spiraling of Brian
#69
03/05/2022

Episode 69 - "The Spiraling of Brian” Finally! It is now safe enough to have a guest (thoroughly vetted), in the studio. We couldn't have picked anyone but Brian. Our little white mouse. I'd like to say we knew him well, but we had no idea what we were in store for. Listen at your own risk and hide your kitties! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's so...


Working 8-5
#68
02/26/2022

Episode 68 - "Working 8-5” In an attempt to recover from some struggling numbers, we record this episode 100% naked. We hope you find it enjoyable. Also, Chris discusses his potential return to the work force and in the end, Dave is disappointed with our current level of consumption Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do...


Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
#67
02/19/2022

Episode 67 - "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?” Let's talk a little bit about racism. We also touch on Fire Service, Dave's upcoming retirement, Archie Bunker, The Jeffersons, politics and maybe even the weather. We refuse to discuss the added Riboflavin, however. Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do throw some additional re...


Execute Order 66
#66
02/12/2022

Episode 66 - "Execute Order 66” Just Dave and Chris conversing about the craziest things! We cover everything from Dave's recent award to the size of my dog's bits and pieces! Don't miss these 60 minutes of hilarity brought to you by the damaged minds of Chris and Dave! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do th...


Daves Not Dead
#65
02/05/2022

Episode 65 - "Daves Not Dead” Dave is back from the Dead, and I am really glad. Nothing hits home like your best friend being ill. Thank God Dave was vaccinated and boosted and was able to pull through with just minor symptoms. A living testament to the importance of getting vaccinated. SUCK IT ANTI-VAXXERS! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is...


Wrap Him in Foil, He's Done
#64
01/22/2022

Episode 64 - "Wrap Him in Foil, He's Done” Finally, together again and back in the studio. After what seems like an eternity, we have managed to put out a new episode in person. We talk celebrity deaths, the end of both our teams' seasons and some Fire Service stuff. No alcohol so we don't even slur our words this week! Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's so...


Back In the Saddle...sort of
#63
01/15/2022

Episode 63 - "Back in the Saddle...sort of” We are finally back in the studio...well sort of. Dave joins me by phone tonight for a somewhat awkward episode. It's much different not being in studio together while recording. Somehow, we muddle through and discuss Covid, politics, sports and so much more. We hope everyone had a great New Year and missed us deeply. Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the cr...


Merry Christmas from Chris and Dave
#62
12/25/2021

Episode 62 - "Merry Christmas from Chris and Dave” Merry Christmas on a sad note. Every day is not joyous. Today we say goodbye to our brother Gary W. Blomquist. Another Firefighter taken way too early. Despite the loss we carry on with all of our usual shenanigans. As much as loss hurts, we must keep moving forward. Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned th...


Brotherhood is for Life
#61
12/18/2021

Episode 61 "Brotherhood is for Life" A special daytime episode! (Daytime EMMY MAYBE?) We are recoding on a balmy December Thursday afternoon in Laredo, Texas. By balmy in December, we mean 84F if you can believe that! We talk about an upcoming fundraiser for our Firefighter brother Ruben Rodriguez (Road Runner). He is undergoing treatment and travelling back and forth to Chicago every few weeks. We discuss the upcoming music festival to raise funds for his expenses. We also send prayers to another brother Firefighter that is currently fighting for his life. On the lighter side we open and early Christmas...


I'm A Traveling Man ...
#60
12/11/2021

Episode 60 - "I’m A Traveling Man …” Joining us tonight is world traveler and Assistant Driver in the Laredo Metro Fire Department Ricky Heard! What a great show! This guy, he’s our kind of guy! (He brought beer). Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This wou...


The Politics of Dancing
#59
12/04/2021

Episode 59 - "The Politics of Dancing” Some weeks it seems like 60 minutes is just not enough time to discuss all of the absurdity that we encounter in a single week! However, we do our best to give you our opinions on all the craziness that is today's society. Be warned that this episode is a bit politically heavy, but we do throw some additional really funny bits out here and there. Skunky beer and all. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much be...


I Can’t Get No, Satisfaction.
#58
11/27/2021

Episode 58 - "I Can’t Get No, Satisfaction” Happy Thanksgiving! We truly have a lot to be thankful for this year! Dave is thankful for his recent family outing to see the Rolling Stones in Austin,TX! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort of entertainment over these last 12 months. We aren't going anyw...


Another One Bites the Dust
#57
11/20/2021

Episode 57 - "Another One Bites the Dust” This week we welcome back our good friend Brian White to the podcast. He does not disappoint with another tragic pet story. Why do we do this to ourselves. Also we discuss Dave’s knack for killing members of his favorite bands just by attending their shows. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we trul...


You Can Call Me Al
#56
11/13/2021

Episode 56 - "You Can Call Me Al” We are joined this week by legendary local radio personality and all-around nice guy, Al Guevara! We discuss his 30 years in radio as well as his deeply rooted philosophies on everything from beer to Russian donkeys! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort of entertainment over th...


The Dead Kennedy's Reunion
#55
11/06/2021

Episode 55 - "The Dead Kennedy's Reunion” Just Chris and Dave Be-Bopping and Skatting all over the place in their complicated shoes! (Insert Seinfeld sound here). That’s right! Just the two of us talking about whatever we want, including the time Chris was an on-duty stripper at a night club and that crazy ass Q event in Dallas! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for...


A Rolling Stone Gathers Many Insurrectionists
#54
10/30/2021

Episode 54 - "A Rolling Stone Gathers Many Insurrectionists” Just Chris and Dave Be-Bopping and Skatting all over the place in their complicated shoes!(Insert Seinfeld sound here). That’s right! Just the two of us talking about whatever we want, including what was in Rolling Stone Magazine! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort...


Brotherhood is Forever
#53
10/23/2021

Episode 53 - "Brotherhood is Forever” This week Dave and I speak to former firefighter and blacksmith Jorge Cuellar. He left the Fire Department after 9 years of service to join the growing family business. Great stories and inspiration abound is this very brotherly episode. You never leave the Fire Service family, it is always your home. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers andletting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we tr...


Inspiration From a G-Man
#52
10/16/2021

Episode 52 - "Inspiration From a G-Man” This week we speak with an actual FBI Professional Staff, Program Manager! Dave’s brother-in-law Gabe Rodriguez! Hear the inspirational story of how he recovered from a devastating high school counseling comment to rise to some amazing heights! A Definite must listen episode. Oh yeah, Dave and I are there as well. We also tell some more tales from the haunted fire station. Tonight’s story is credited to retired Fire Captain Joe Lopez Sr. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. T...


The Haunting of Lupito
#51
10/09/2021

Episode 51 - "The Haunting of Lupito” Welcome to season two! Brian joins us for a cat update and yet another somewhat disturbing story. We talk politics, sports, and finish up with the history of Lupito. Lupito is the ghost that haunts Fire station #2 in Laredo, TX. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort of...


What Are They Going To Do...Fire Us?
#50
10/02/2021

Episode 50 - "What Are They Going to Do…Fire Us?" Welcome to season two! We run a quick recap of season one and recall all of our studio guests and great stories. David Pines over yet another drummer, Carter Beauford from The Dave Matthews Band. We also go back to Chris’ glory days and listen to one of the studio recordings of his old band, Modern Image. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that...


Season 1 Finale
#49
09/25/2021

Episode 49 - "Season 1 Finale" 49 Episodes have now come and gone! We look back on the entire year and all of the great times we have had. Politics, news and Dave’s love for Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. We have some big things planned for Season 2 which will start next week. We take no breaks and noprisoners! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it allout. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening an...


Burnout
#48
09/18/2021

Episode 48 - "Burnout" This week Dave and I discuss the very real phenomenon of Paramedic Burnout. Many suffer from it for various reasons. We also touch on the hilarious political headlines and life in the Fire Service. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort of entertainment over these last 11 months. We aren't going...


A Huge Surprise Guest!
#47
09/11/2021

Episode 47 - "A Huge Surprise Guest!" Holy 90 minute special shows, AGAIN! Sometimes we just can't contain all of the stupid things stuck in our heads and the show goes loooooong. Its good therapy for us, and Lord knows we sure need it. This week we are joined by special guest Guillermo Heard, Laredo Metro Fire Department Fire Chief and City of Laredo Emergency Manager, Holy Crap! We have been trying to get him as a guest for awhile now and BAM! Here he is just in time for the 9/11 remembrances.  There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down w...


UISD - For The Children?
#46
09/04/2021

Episode 46 "UISD - For The Children?"   Just pure Chris and Dave tonight. Chris rants about the hot mess that is currently United Independent School District and their apparent lack of care for children’s safety.  We update on an amazing EMS call where a life was saved, and also discuss some great upcoming news for the podcast!  There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that!   Thank you for listeni...


Ken-Ya Pass Me A Yuengling?
#45
08/28/2021

Episode 45 - "Ken-Ya Pass Me A Yuengling?"   Tonight we welcome back two previous guests, Brian White and Jesse "Taps" Tapia. We discuss tons of things in this extended 1 hour and 41 minute audio salad we prepared just for you in the Avocado Studio.  Thanks to the entire population of Kenya for making us the 158th highest rated comedy podcast in the entire country! I smell a Kenyan Comedy Tour in our future!   Special shout to Southern Distributing for making Yuengling beer available all over the city!  There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and...


The Truth
#44
08/21/2021

Episode 44 - "The Truth" Just me and my Dave tonight. Our favorite format. Just the two of us Bee-bopping and skatting all over the place! We have a long discussion about the struggles dealing with retirement after so  many years of service. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that!   Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort of entertainment over these last 10 months. We aren't going anywhere so stay tuned! Visit our new website to access all of our episodes and re...


Cheers to the FBI !
#42
08/14/2021

Episode 42 - "Cheers to the FBI !" Just me and my Dave tonight. Our favorite format. Just the two of us Bee-bopping and skatting all over the place! We open our gift from our good friend and avid listener in the FBI Gabe Rodriguez! The most amazing Pilsner glasses ever from the Official FBI Gift Shop! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and...


The Rookies
#41
08/07/2021

Episode 41 - "The Rookies" Tonight we are joined by Firefighters Jesus Mendoza and Raul Artolozaga from the most recent Laredo Fire Department Academy. We talk about fire station life and how they are adjusting to the lifestyle. We also touch on Jesus's 1 million plus view he gets on his Tik Tok videos! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope...


Bonus Episode 1
#4101
08/04/2021

Bonus Episode 1 Just a quick thank you to all of our supporters! Chris and Dave bantering for 20 mins about whatever crosses their brains. There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort of entertainment over these last 9 months. We aren't going anywhere so stay tuned! Visit our new https://www.didtheyreallyjustsaythat.com/ (website) to access...


Two and a Half Men
#40
07/31/2021

Episode 40 - "Two and a Half Men" Tonight we are joined by Firefighter Fredo DeLaCruz. We talk about his career in the Laredo Fire Department up to this point. We also touch on what it is like to be the show's #1 fan! There is nothing better for first responders then sitting down with a few cold beers and letting it all out. This would probably be much better if we weren't so darn weird! Not that there is anything wrong with that! Thank you for listening and we truly hope we have provided you some sort of entertainment over these...