21R – Facing Facts with J. Keith van Straaten

J. Keith van Straaten

In studio notes by Garon Cockrell
Editing and additional notes by Darryl Asher


00 – Hello! The program is Never Not Funny! 21R! Not pirate day. Jimmy doesn’t need to see that celebrated.

Was anyone like “Yeah Pirates!” growing up?

Talking about dressing up as Pirates. Eliot made a parody V costume.

Jimmy wearing his First In Last Out shirt in honor of the fire fighters.


Burbank Fire Corps is the volunteer force – https://burbankcafc.samariteam.com/Default.aspx/

05 – Jimmy is deathly afraid of fire. None of us are aware of this.

Talking Fire and fireplaces.

Jimmy talks more about his fear of fire.

10 – Jimmy had to drive up yesterday past the fire area. He saw no evidence of fire. Scorched earth though.

Talking about the local fires.

No fire will chase Jimmy away!

Jimmy fascinated by the firefighting but still afraid of the fires so he’ll see movies with fire and tidal waves. Only The Brave.

15 – Jimmy’s in the cross hairs!

5.5 Chino Hills Earthquake in 2008 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chino_Hills_earthquake

Jimmy had to light a candle when he proposed.

20 – Where are the Warren Beatty stories?

Jimmy has mail! ELECTRONIC MAIL!

It’s a letter from our friend Bobby Lester at the Pantages! He fills us in on what happened after he met Eliot.

25 – Happy birthday Karen Esquivel!

Love us more!

Welsh comedic rap group – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldie_Lookin_Chain

Jimmy talks about his love of aisle seats.

30 – Jimmy is unsure if he could hold a candle.

Talking emphasis on words. Fun with words!

NNF curse hit Bel Air And my stockings!

We’re the hulk with this curse. We don’t control it.

Warren Beatty goes out with a puss in his hand.

35 – Talking Trump naming Jerusalem the capital of Israel and his mush mouth speech.

Go Fact Yourself now available at Maximim Fun! Jimmy and Beth Littleford on the first episode.

Josh delivered us a package. He called Matt boss. Jimmy not a fan.

40 – Talking about Matt’s water net idea.

Razor blade talk. Finest German Steel?

Jimmy’s gonna paypal his investment.

45 – J. Keith Van Straaten is here! Jimmy talks about the podcast.

Talking the Angels getting the “Japanese Babe Ruth” Ohtani.


There’s a good reason he’s called ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’ – and Mariners are in running to sign him

50 – We’ll be right back!

We’re back!

J Keith and Matt are talking sunglass clips. He brought a gift for Jimmy!

It’s a signed baseball! We try to figure out names. Matt’s gonna tweet.

55 – Round the horn!

Jim Newman enjoys a sandle.

I’ve been off work the past two days.

Walking Recess/Lunch?

J Keith has a college kickball injury.

60 – Johnny Clunks!

The Roof is on Fire – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roof_Is_on_Fire

Lou Bega – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Bega

1h5m – I saw Die Hard. J Keith lived across from the Fox tower.

1h10m – Ketchup has the best album of the year.

Lionel Richie is my R word!

1h15m – Talking Die Hard, It’s A Wonderful Life and Grammys.


Matt has a take on something.

“I think it’s time for me to accept A-Ha as one of my favorite bands of all time.” – Jimmy one month a go.


Controversy on Eliot’s name. It should be Pompous Strawberry.

Doc Talk! Jim and Andy doc.

Eliot’s R word is nothing that he listed off instead of Kenny Rogers.

1h20m – Matt went with Linda Rondstandt.

J. Keith’s is Kenny Rogers!

1h25m – Listener top five: Leon Redbone, Minnie Ripperton (Maya Rudolph’s mom. Maya cut J Keith’s hair in high school.), Linda Rondstadt, Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers tied. Otis Redding in last place.

Richard Rudolph is Maya’s father – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Rudolph

Stan Ridgeway! No winner!

1h30m – Jimmy talks to J. Keith about concerts he goes to. He enjoys Jazz.

J. Keith is heading to Memphis and Nashville for New Years.

1h35m – Billy Vera – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Vera

Talking Go Fact Yourself – There is an upcoming episode featuring a Goonies round. They got Jeff Cohn: Chunk himself to be the expert.

We’ll be back!

1h40m – We’re back! 21 Ridgeway. Rare second break, Jimmy saw Matt on the phone call and a saw goes off so Jimmy saw Matt’s reaction. He was exasperated.

J Keith looked up what he said on that episode. He said Hollywood couple. It was referring to Michael J Fox and Tracy Pollard (sp?).

1h45m – Fingers crossed for more Playing Games! Listen to Go Fact Yourself!

Speaking of food!


Keith wins.

No one’s happy.


Jimmy gives to J. Keith Van Straaten: 17 pts (Sports)

Jimmy Gives to J. Keith Van Straaten: 21 (80s Music)

J. Keith Van Straaten gives to Jimmy: 24(80s Music)

Matt gives to J. Keith Van Straaten: 14 (Broadway)

J. Keith Van Straaten gives to Jimmy: 19 (Broadway)

We’re done! Thanks for the baseball! Listen to GO Fact Yourself!

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper/Lazy Queen/Sloth