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Posts in 2/06: Indian Four
I usually get a full-on Woodrow Wilson... (3.08)

Ira: You know, I usually get a full-on Woodrow Wilson going when I'm billing a client for hundreds of lawyer hours a week. But, uh, every hour I spend with you, I'm aware little by little, you're getting wiped out, and that's even though I'm underbilling you. And then I sign the slips for all the associates putting in time on your cases, and I wind up feeling a little sick.

Chuck: Just keep doing what you're doing. I'll figure it out.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was, obviously, the 28th President of the United States. Why his name is also given to a slang term for a boner, I am unclear to say the least. Maybe just because ‘wood’-row? No doubt somebody will explain…

That's aging well... (9.22)

Donald Thayer: I was renovating anyway, so I said, ‘well, why not dry-age my own?’

Wags: Ohh! All that meat!

Donald Thayer: Don't you be shy. You choose whatever you want, and I'll have Valerie throw it on the grill. We have the Wagyus, Tomahawk ribeye, Fullblood Tenderloin all grass-fed, of course. Ooh. A5 Kobe Strip. That is a nice one. That's aging well.

This is basically a carnivore’s wet dream. Meat has an alphanumerical grading system to denote quality. A5 is, of course, the best of the best. Read all about it here.

I'm about to bust open a bottle of rosé... (12.26)

Wendy: How ya doing?

Chuck: Uh, very well. Quite well.

Wendy: You sure?

Chuck: Mm-hmm. Busy, but, uh, otherwise, I'm crackerjack. And I'm about to bust open a bottle of rosé to prove it. Care to join me?

Wendy: The Wolffer?

Chuck: Yeah. Last bottle.

Wendy: Sure.

“One hundred miles east of New York City, nestled among the country clubs and seven-figure properties of Sagaponack, N.Y., is a picturesque winery that on the surface would suggest idealistic tranquility.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard, founded in 1988 on a 55-acre former potato farm, was the passion project of Christian Wölffer, a German-born venture capitalist who tragically died in 2008 at age 70 in a swimming accident off the Brazilian coast.

Wölffer’s estate was left to his four children—twins raised in Germany and a pair of sisters who grew up in the Hamptons and New York City. They weren’t close because of age and geographical differences, but the loss of their father brought one sibling from each set together. Marc Wölffer (the German) and his sister Joey Wölffer (the American) bought out their siblings and set up Wölffer to be a family winery that they would split control of.

Since the children took over, Wölffer’s sales have boomed, doubling in size about every two years. Wölffer sold nearly 80,000 cases of wine and hard cider last year, mostly of its Long Island–made wines. Summer in a Bottle, its distinctively labeled rosé launched in 2013, is now Wölffer’s bestselling brand.”

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Something that Harry Houdini once said... (30.15)

Chuck: I was just thinking about something that Harry Houdini once said. ‘An old trick well done is far better than a new trick with no effect.’

Connerty: Houdini have any other advice like, how to get out of a straitjacket underwater? I'm gonna look for a way out in there. And when this is over we need to have a talk about my future here.

Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it.

In 1904, thousands watched as he tried to escape from special handcuffs commissioned by London's Daily Mirror, keeping them in suspense for an hour. Another stunt saw him buried alive and only just able to claw himself to the surface, emerging in a state of near-breakdown. While many suspected that these escapes were faked, Houdini presented himself as the scourge of fake spiritualists. As President of the Society of American Magicians, he was keen to uphold professional standards and expose fraudulent artists. He was also quick to sue anyone who imitated his escape stunts.

Is that an Indian Four?

Bobby: Is that an Indian Four?

Hank Flagg: Yeah. I'm restoring the foot clutch on it.

Bobby: Yeah, suicide clutch. That mid-1930s?

Hank Flagg: That's a good guess. It's '30.

Bobby: Ah, four cylinders. God, back in the day, this machine was the epitome of power. You had to be rich enough to afford it and strong enough to handle it.

“The Indian Four Cylinder motorcycles became an American icon along with the V-twin Harley-Davidson’s. Described as “The Dusenberg of motorcycles” the Indian Four was and still is a head turning crowd gatherer second to none…”

As the great Bruce Buffer says... (44.35)

Oliver Dake: And so, now, as the great Bruce Buffer says, "It's time.”

Bruce Anthony Buffer (born May 21, 1957) is the official octagon announcer for UFC events, introduced on broadcasts as the "Veteran Voice of the Octagon". Bruce's catchphrase is "IT'S TIME!", which he announces before the main event of the UFC. He is the half brother of the boxing and professional wrestling ring announcer Michael Buffer, and is the President and CEO of their company, The Buffer Partnership. Both are grandsons of boxer Johnny Buff. Buffer holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do and has fought as a kickboxer.