Ep.4 Rockthumpers


Ep.4

Rockthumpers


RR: Ok, can I bowguard you for rock talk? Do you- are you into rocks? I know you’re into rocks. Are you into rocks?


Mike: Into rocks?


RR: Yes.


Dan: Are you a rockthumper?


Mike: No, I should be though, sounds like it.


Dan: You’re fine.


RR: You’re great. ‘Sup Kent?


Kent: Hey, how are you kids doin’?


Mike: Doin’ good, old man.


Kent: I know, right?


RR: So, Dan, tell me about your rocks.


Dan: I don’t even know where to start.


RR: Ok.


Dan: I have boxes of them. I have travelled with them for years and years in all kinds of different places. Um, I’m a geologist, I went to school for geology.


RR: Oh!


Dan: I don’t practice geology, but still enjoy it, but I wouldn’t- I’ve been collecting rocks since I was a little kid. Like it’d be,…even go out and visit my aunt. On her gravel driveway, I’d be pickin’ out agates out of the gravel driveway.


RR: Where are you from?


Dan: Portland. Portland, OR, born and raised.


RR: Willamette?


Dan: Yup.


RR: Yup.


Dan: Willamette, but..


Kent: She’s not from here.


RR: Sorry!


Kent: Willamette Oregon, no such place, but whatever.


Dan: T-guard, Twillateen(sp?), I’ve heard ‘em all.


RR: Whatever.


Dan: I was the exact same way when I moved out here. I’s be pronouncing stuff- I didn’t know how to pronounce Ponderay(sp?) for years.


Kent: That’s how he got his name, Box-o-Rocks.


Dan: I’m about as smart as one.


Kent: Our house is full of rocks.


Dan: Oh, yea?


Kent: We buy ‘em. Collect ‘em and buy ‘em wherever we go.


Mike: Another rockthumper!


RR: Yea! You wanna tell me about your rocks? I…


Kent: They’re hard, and big, and…beautiful.


RR: Cool.


Kent: A lot of ‘em are from South America.


Dan: Oh yea, so like a lot of nice gemstones?


RR: So like, crystals?


Kent: Agates.


RR: Wow.


Kent: The….what’s that green stuff that’s poisonous? Has little swirls in it?


RR: That’s…such a vague….I….


Kent: No,…there’s a lot of green rocks that are poisonous…


Dan: There’s a lot them.


RR: Kryptonite, maybe?


Dan: Malachite, serpentanite,….Serpentanite might be poisonous.


Kent: Yea, the brain’s…..yea, it’s malachite. It’s a big green rock we have. It’s about this big, and it’s polished and it’s gorgeous. But yea, a lot of…a lot of South American stuff.


RR: Why… do you lik