Add to Carl Tart
Nobody gets the power of a little treat better than Carl Tart. He joins the aunties to talk about his favorite delicacy after a night out at the club. Plus, he shows his fashion connoisseur side and takes us to his “shoe room.” Carl also shares some sizzling hot takes about the Internet, like why he’s removing from cart “wholesome” content, and the vast differences between texting “lol” and “HAHAHA.”
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- The secret to Carl’s amazing formal looks? Fitted suits from Indochino
- Don’t forget! Fashion Nova has men’s clothes!
- Grab a slice of birthday cake from Vons for a sweet treat
- Carl loves the look of classic Nike Air Force 1’s
- He uses Jason Markk to keep them clean
- His newest buy: the Undefeated x Air Force 1 Low in Pink Prime
- Want more Carl? He co-hosts the podcasts The Flagrant Ones, XOXO, Gossip Kings, and FOOSBALLZ!
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Carl Tart, Adam Smith, Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak
Kulap Vilaysack 00:10
Carters, welcome back to another episode of add to cart. I’m Auntie Kuku Vilaysack.
SuChin Pak 00:15
And I’m auntie Susu Pak. You know we’re just gotta jump right in. Cause we’re not gotta have enough time to get to everything that we need to get to today. We’re so very exicted about our guest coming up.
Kulap Vilaysack 00:29
Our guest he’s an actor. He’s a writer. He’s a comedian. He’s written for Brooklyn Nine Nine Keenan, the Mad TV. You seen him in the Good Place superstore. And he was one of the stars of the NBC sitcom grand crew. He also loves the LA Clippers and he implores you to fight him over it. These are his words. I’m not just saying this, please Add To Cart. The Wonderful, Carl Tart. Carl we wanna know, first off, like, how do you add to cart?
Carl Tart 01:04
I am a Instagram shopper. Mostly, I think biggest shopper
Kulap Vilaysack 01:09
SuChin Pak 01:10
Wow, wow. And not even any hesitation. Not, Carl like you’re just like stating facts. Like your facial expression. You guys can’t see it. It’s just facts. Like he’s just reading ingredients, you know, off of a juice carton. You know, these are things I shop off of Instagram.
Carl Tart 01:30
They get me the ads get me quite easily. I’m in my stories. I’m just looking at people’s stories and I’m swiping through and then all of a sudden some hat pops up that I don’t have. And I go well, I gotta get that. I gotta get that I don’t have that specific hat. I may have 250 other hats, but I don’t have that one.
SuChin Pak 01:49
No. That’s the art of technology. They know about your other 250 but not about this.
Carl Tart 01:55
You don’t got this one now.
SuChin Pak 01:57
Okay. Is it like, late at night? You’re in bed you’re scrolling or are you just constantly adding to cart from Instagram or wherever?
Carl Tart 02:08
All right, let me let me tell you how I do this. And this is embarrassing. I shouldn’t even.
SuChin Pak 02:12
Now we’re getting into the show.
Carl Tart 02:14
Now making me face some things. You make me You make me face some things. We’re gonna get serious. So I am 100% a like I be on Amazon ,I get to it in on Amazon. I am definitely if I got nowhere to go. I am definitely a I got nothing to wear type of do and I’m jumping and I know what’s bad. I know it’s bad. Don’t cancel me. Don’t cancel me America. But I’m a, I’m a Fashion Nova boy. I’m a and they sent me a box one time I sent me a box, pretty cool. Yeah,
Kulap Vilaysack 02:51
Wait I didn’t know Fashion Nova did guys stuff.
SuChin Pak 02:53
I had no idea.
Carl Tart 02:55
Fashion over men. Yeah.
SuChin Pak 02:56
Like what give me give me just like, for example this one time.
Kulap Vilaysack 03:01
I’ve got to assume they’re all if they’re like the women’s clothes, they’re all deep fees. They’re all body con. They’re all.
Carl Tart 03:10
Showing cleavage they go all the way down my belly but no, I definitely would never wear deep V I’m gonna tighten neck boy. tight neck tees I don’t I don’t do the i right now was really big and style is the heavyweight boxy tees which is great for me a large, a large man. It kind of you know, essentially weights what I’ve been working on in the gym, you know, it makes my shoulders look bigger. The arms get get out there. Really love that. And the stacked Jean is big now where it’s kind of like, I don’t want to say bootcut but it is it reminds you of a bootcut Jean, but it kind of bunches up at the bottom over your shoe. That’s a big thing right now.
Kulap Vilaysack 03:52
Wow. I didn’t know Carl was gonna come in with these fashion tips. I didn’t know that the stacked jean.
SuChin Pak 03:57
I mean periods Fashion Week somewhere in the world. Carl knows that.
Carl Tart 04:02
I only have a couple pairs of those. I’m pretty traditional with the jean, as I will say for a person of my size. The skinny jeans and not the super skinny like but like a fitted like skinny your gene is good because people seem to think that if your waist size is above 36 You are a beluga whale or something. And so I like to put on the gene that accentuates my my legs which are thinner on the thinner side. And people go oh, wow. Like okay, y’all are actors. Have you ever gone through the terrible process of giving your sizes to a wardrobe stylist before you show up on set?
SuChin Pak 04:49
Yes. Knowing that it’s not gonna happen.
Kulap Vilaysack 04:51
It’s gonna hurt when I get there.
SuChin Pak 04:53
Yeah, you’re like, I can’t just give you the sizes. I need to write the paragraphs that go along with the size.
Kulap Vilaysack 05:00
Hey friends I do.
SuChin Pak 05:01
Yeah. So I’m top heavy. But yeah, and here’s the reference picture and.
Carl Tart 05:08
I will also bring my own clothes anything that you feel I haven’t have an issue buying. I will bring my own clothes. These are the brands that I liked the most. These are the places that I shop the most. This is where I add to cart if you will. This fashion over ASOS. I’m not Shein guys Shein is a little bit too fast fashion for me.
Kulap Vilaysack 05:26
But that’s how I feel that way too.
Carl Tart 05:28
Yeah, yes, that’s that that was too fast. I need to slow that fashion down a little bit.
Kulap Vilaysack 05:32
Yeah, that river is too rapid.
Carl Tart 05:35
Our mutual friend John Gabriel gave me a paragraph that he writes because we are of similar bills, whereas we are big guys, but we’re not like these like, you know, huge so big that you can’t find stuff on the shelf for us. Like we’re built like athletes, because we are former athletes who definitely live in the past when it comes to that. And I just.
SuChin Pak 05:58
We know what wait so so because we just had John. So are you are you for the Speedo?
Carl Tart 06:04
Oh, that’s not my that’s not my jam. Because no.
SuChin Pak 06:06
No, because have you seen him in his Speedo? Cool. He loves it.
Carl Tart 06:09
More power to him. I text him every time he posts and I go man, I wish I had that. I wish I had the confidence but you ain’t gonna catch me. You’re gonna catch me out there.
Kulap Vilaysack 06:19
Because John, John did he was a swimmer. He was a lifeguard. Carl used to play football. Yes. So you know that’s different. You know as a different uniform as what I’m trying to say. When I’m illuminate.
Carl Tart 06:33
When I go to the beach I wear shoulder pads.
SuChin Pak 06:40
But I mean I love it. I love the man who just or any person but just like knows what fits knows how to put themselves together but it’s comfortable. And what together Yeah, he is he has 253 hats.
Kulap Vilaysack 06:57
And counting he and he does casual. And then he he also but I’ve seen some great formal looks on him. Some great bold, fitted, tailored looks.
Carl Tart 07:09
Another Add to Cart right there INDOCHINO, I’m promoting all these I should be telling people these brands. They pay me it’s a it’s a suit place that you go, you get you get fitted, they do, they take all your measurements and you pick out the suit that you want. And then it comes to you in about three weeks or so three to six weeks it comes to you. You go pick it up at the store, they refit you and you make the changes to the suit that you want. And then you send it back off and two to three weeks after that. It comes back and it’s ready to go.
SuChin Pak 07:41
Oh it’s like custom tailored suiting.
Carl Tart 07:44
Yes but affordable.
SuChin Pak 07:45
Is it like a store like that you walk into and.
Carl Tart 07:48
They do have Brick -and-mortar stores you can order online if you know your measurements already but that’s ever changing in today’s day and age. So I like to go into the store and pick out the suit that I won’t let them fit me the way I want to the way I want to be fitted and it’s like Christmas Day when when that box comes in.
SuChin Pak 08:06
Like a glove fits like a glove.
Carl Tart 08:07
Yes. And is just for you.
Kulap Vilaysack 08:09
I mean look you are giving us like high level tips here like this is Add to cart to a tee like thank you so much like I’ve never heard of that store. I mean you’re coming in like Paula Tompkins with the suit talk. I love it.
Carl Tart 08:23
I think Paula Tompkins is spending way more money on his suits that I’m spending an INDOCHINO he wears a lot more suits than I do I you know for special occasion. Like I got to save the date for our buddy Kevin Bartelt wedding. That’s coming up next year. I’m gonna hit the INDOCHINO get something get something special for my boys.
Kulap Vilaysack 08:40
Wins show up and show out.
Carl Tart 08:42
Yeah, you got to.
Kulap Vilaysack 08:46
Carl, let’s get into your cart. I’m so excited. All right. You are adding to cart.
SuChin Pak 08:54
I just sorry, I just read it.
Kulap Vilaysack 08:56
Say it, you say it Su. What he’s adding to cart.
SuChin Pak 09:02
Carl is adding to cart. A wedge of Vons grocery store birthday cake and milk.
Carl Tart 09:15
Kulap Vilaysack 09:15
It sounds good. Let’s sounds good.
SuChin Pak 09:18
Start from the beginning. Start from the beginning. I want to know about the discovery. I want to know them the process and then I want to a cream finish. You know what I mean? Walk me through it.
Carl Tart 09:30
Okay, so, Von has got a good bakery, the Von in Toluca Lake, California.
Kulap Vilaysack 09:37
I used to live in that neighborhood. Very good Vons.
Carl Tart 09:41
So they have a wedge of the cake do they make, and that they put them out in the bakery like little fridge section that you can just reach down and grab and I got different flavors and things like that. Well, let me start even even further away from that. I put a wedge birthday cake in there, because and there’s another cancer worthy take that I had If I don’t like chocolate, it’s not my thing. I’m not I’m not a chocolate. Okay. I’m not a chocolate. I don’t I don’t despise it. I can I can do little chocolate things every now and then. But for the most part, I’m ironically not a big chocolate guy.
SuChin Pak 10:18
I’ve met a few of you. I know. Yeah, I’ve heard tales. You know, there’s other things attached to it. We won’t get into it. But okay, sure.
Carl Tart 10:29
I have always been a vanilla cake and buttercream icing. Funfetti type of guy. If I’m at a buffet, if I’m at hometown buffet, or Texas Roadhouse, whatever and, and I go to the dessert section, I’m getting ice cream with sprinkles. And I’m crumbling up a cone on top of it. That’s like my ideal dessert.
SuChin Pak 10:50
Vanilla ice cream.
Carl Tart 10:51
Kulap Vilaysack 10:53
Can’t help but give us little insights. He’s given us who’s gonna who’s gonna give us a little little topping crush a little crunchy topping.
SuChin Pak 11:02
No, by the way, custom topping, Carl tart custom topping that I can already sense. This is the whole reason for this show. It’s like getting into someone’s cart, you start to get a vibe for who this creature is. He’s like, he likes the classics. But there’s a twist. There’s some little twist, a little Funfetti thrown in there.
Carl Tart 11:23
So I was back home in Mississippi last week. And me and my dad went to one of my favorite restaurants from childhood, which is called Cajun – Fish & Chicken is a buffet style, kind of like cafeteria style food. And what was so crazy about this place that the interior, the seats, the way the whole day is built has not changed since I was a little boy, that was like this is crazy. Like and the food is still as good as I remember it. And it was a great time to be in there. But they what I used to do when I was a child with my grandma, my mama whenever we went in there, I would, here’s how I fixed this dessert. I take them take the little boat, they give you a little Styrofoam they still use the styrofoam plates and they give you a little Styrofoam Bo and I scooped a layer of sprinkles on the bottom of it. Then put the ice cream on top of that. And then put the other sprinkles on top of ice cream. Then take the cone that they got the you know the classic cone with the two little white kids on the you know, cartoon Yeah. Yes. And I just crushed it up and put it on top there and that’s we in business when that happens. That’s my favorite.
Kulap Vilaysack 12:32
Sorry, chef Carl. This is like this is a deconstructed ice cream cone.
Carl Tart 12:37
Deconstructed. deconstructed. You don’t want to crush it up. See I’m a strong guy now. I when I was little kid, you want to still leave big pieces you don’t want to crush it up to.
SuChin Pak 12:48
Yeah, yeah. You want the texture. Wow. Okay, got it. Yes.
Carl Tart 12:52
But back to Vons. All right.
SuChin Pak 12:53
Let’s go back to Vaughn. So now we’ve got the backstory. Okay, go.
Carl Tart 12:56
Yes. Yes. So they have these cakes out. They got a good carrot cake. But carrot cake. Carrot Cake is good, but it’s a lot you know. I mean, it’s like a lot going on. Like you know you got the the carrot shreds and the raisins and the nuts. The walnuts in there. And the frosting. Yeah, yeah. So it’s like you got to be in the mood for that. But a classic birthday cake. A classic wedge of birthday. I got one of my friends right now went grocery shopping. The classic is the birthday cake with the sprinkle. And it’s got to be buttercream icing. I don’t do that whipped cream stuff.
Kulap Vilaysack 13:31
Too. fluffed to light not substance Okay.
Carl Tart 13:35
Not enough substance in there. Now for those of you who are listening to this being like, I can’t believe this grown ass man is sitting and eating birthday cake. A lot of times I’ll take a couple bites of it and then it’ll go bad in my fridge. I throw it away. But like it’s like a treat. Just like I just I just came home from the club. I’m gonna pour me up a go little glass of milk and just take a couple of bites of this cake. I’m happy birthday so I could have sweet dreams.
SuChin Pak 14:01
Celebrate the birth .
Carl Tart 14:03
Celebrate the birth. Like I’d take a little bit at cakes so I could have sweet right before I go to sleep so I guess sweet dreams you know I mean.
SuChin Pak 14:13
I mean, there’s a book in here. I don’t know what it is yet. Chapter and I know that’s the that’s the last chapter of the book. How to Have yourself a sweet dream.
Kulap Vilaysack 14:25
He takes up the mantle from Steve Harvey and lifestyle book you know how to book.
SuChin Pak 14:31
A self help book.
Carl Tart 14:33
Yes. self self help go and get you 1000 Calorie wedge of cake.
SuChin Pak 14:39
Just getting a few bites of it.
Carl Tart 14:41
Yeah, you just you eat Miss over time. Friends will come over whatever and they look at my snack pantry because as a bachelor who lives alone and who makes my own money. I’m doing it for myself. My mom has a buy my snacks anymore. So I buy what I want to buy. And she comes over and goes why you got all this stuff in here and I go ma, this is my house you can leave.
SuChin Pak 15:02
You would never say that.
Carl Tart 15:09
Am I? Am I? I will never say that out loud.
Kulap Vilaysack 15:20
Okay, Carl let’s talk to us about Air Force One. Are you a collector are you?
Carl Tart 15:27
So I’m a big hat and shoe guy. Those are my two, like treats for my own. I think there’s a lot of treats for myself. Honestly, I say that, but there’s a lot of treats for myself. But those are like my two big things is hats and shoes. And I got a lot.
Kulap Vilaysack 15:43
Book by the way,Treats for myself.
Carl Tart 15:45
Treats for myself, and sweet treats for myself. That doesn’t just involve food, but the Air Force One, I’m always adding a pair of Air Force ones to the cart. Because I think this coincides with one of my removed from carts as well. Okay, a clean white pair of Air Forces goes with everything. Everything you wear, it’s a classic silhouette. The silhouette has been around since 1982. It has never dyed is still rocks to this day. You can have your different colorways you can have your different ones, but that classic all white pair goes with everything.
Kulap Vilaysack 16:21
Yeah, stacked jeans.
Carl Tart 16:23
Stack jeans, skinny jeans, sweats, shorts, speedo, it goes with everything. They gotta be clean. They gotta be gotta be clean.
Kulap Vilaysack 16:32
Okay, so let’s talk about your remove from cart. You’re like, yeah, you’re saying dirty shoes.
Carl Tart 16:37
The dirty shoe thing that the trend has gone on with not just Gen Z. Because there’s some Millennials my age running around with these dirty shoes on too. And they beat the shoes to hell. And they kind of wear that as like a badge of honor to me. And you know, we have our we have our buzzwords of the day. With everything going on right now politically and things like that. But that to me is privilege.
SuChin Pak 17:03
Ah, I was gonna, in my mind, I have an image of someone with dirty shoes, and it does often equate privilege.
Kulap Vilaysack 17:12
Yeah, I’ve seen a pair of Gucci’s that are made to be dirty sneaks so bad to be dirty, made to be dirty. Right.
Carl Tart 17:20
Right. Like when that trend started happening with the designer shoes where they’re coming out with shoes that are already distressed. I said may get this shit out of here. No, no. I had a woman in a bar one time woman explained to me that when your Air Force is a little bit distressed is how you supposed to wear him I said lady if you don’t get out of my face I know you didn’t come up to me and tell me how I’m supposed to wear it told me that my shoes were to clean white shoes so white. But because I keep them clean. Wow, those must be fresh out the box. I’m gonna be random No, they’re not brand new. I’ve had them for a long time. But I don’t wear them into the ground. Also a friend of mine hit me up and she goes hey, I’m thinking about getting a pair of Air Force ones but is that too basic? I said I will block right now. I block you. Is that too basic? And I said you know what’s basic? What’s basic is you’re going to get them and you’re going to wear them into the ground they’re going to be dirty and she goes yeah, but like that’s like how you’re supposed to like that’s what the girls are doing. I said no, it’s wrong is bad. I don’t like it. Stop doing that. Keep your shoes clean. Now there are certain shoe that you can wear that if they get distressed they have a cooler look I’ll give the the Chuck Taylor that privilege if those get a little bit out here and a pair of vans you know they ain’t got to be icy pair of vans ain’t got to be icy.
Kulap Vilaysack 18:42
You know like a frat fry boot a cowboy boots you know?
Carl Tart 18:45
SuChin Pak 18:47
White pair of Air Force ones.
Carl Tart 18:49
Keep them white.
SuChin Pak 18:50
Keep them white.
Kulap Vilaysack 18:51
Well, I gotta ask how are you cleaning them? Are you Jason Markk sing it Do you have your own formula.
Carl Tart 18:51
Keep them white.
Carl Tart 18:57
I added the Jason Markk kit to my Amazon twice because I thought I thought I lost the other one but it just got and.
SuChin Pak 19:03
And it works and it works.
Carl Tart 19:05
It does work. It does work the kid does work. Also you can take them to the brick and mortar down in Little Tokyo. I’ve done both and it’s pretty cheap. Pretty cheap. It’s like 25 bucks and a fully restoring. I got a few pairs I need to take down there myself. I’ll admit I probably spent too much money on shoes. I probably spend too much on Air Forces specifically. Because once the toe box gets creased, like crease beyond repair, and the shoe kind of starts turning that yellowish tint a little bit. I kind of retire like that’s it.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:35
Do you do a ceremony before you retire them do you.
Carl Tart 19:38
Do are saying it’s so hard to say goodbye bye boys to me. And then I’ll take them I’ll take them and donate them. I’ve donate them.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:46
Getting a picture of your apartment right now your place. So how are you storing your shoes? Are you plastic bin? Are you keeping them in the box? Are you Are they bad? Are they just like Bear?
Carl Tart 19:59
I have so I’m in the box. Currently I’m looking at next to my chart I’m in my living room right now. And I have basically my what I’ve made a makeshift end table out of shoe boxes here. That’s just a couple. There’s also some more in the corner over there. I should probably do something about this stuff. But in my shoe room.
SuChin Pak 20:19
Gonna have that up again.
Carl Tart 20:23
In my office, in my play room when I have all my hats and shoes are stored on shelves. Do I want to see a pair? Yeah, I wanna see a pair I haven’t worn Yeah, I do want to see. Yes. So this is the Air Force One low undefeated.
SuChin Pak 20:47
He’s opening up this very glossy box. I don’t know anything about sneakers.
Kulap Vilaysack 20:51
I was just about to say that.
SuChin Pak 20:53
I couldn’t tell you one thing about one sneaker. Oh, that color blocks. Wow. We like a pattern leather.
Adam Smith 21:03
It is this pattern. It is shiny. Turquoise toe box. Brown around the toe box. Black with a pinkish Nike stripe, purple back with a lime green and kind of sea not not seafoam, but like, yeah, even limier green Yeah. Yeah, […]
SuChin Pak 21:24
I wasn’t expecting that. I wasn’t expecting such a, you know, colorful display of joy on a pair of Air Force ones for me like Air Force ones. I’ve seen the white ones. Now I know what they look like I understand what sneaker you’re talking about. And where are you wearing these beautiful colored glossy sneakers to?
Carl Tart 21:46
I haven’t worn those quite, I got them on sale. Because that’s another way I add to cart is when something all they gotta do is send me an email, say something’s on sale. And I go consider it. So.
Kulap Vilaysack 21:59
I accept your invitation. RSVP? Yes.
Carl Tart 22:02
Exactly. Yeah. I haven’t worn those quite yet. But those you know, special occasions. Cool Open Skies holiday party. You know, I’ll probably pull those out with low fit. It’s a special occasion. You know, just to get my foot off, you know, some light, some simple.
SuChin Pak 22:19
So it’s a conversation starter, Carl? Yeah. You know what I mean? Yeah, it’s a way for, let’s say, a person that wanted to meet, you could just start an easy conversation like, Hey, I liked those sneakers.
Kulap Vilaysack 22:31
Although one person chose violence. That woman who approached Carl at the bar talk.
SuChin Pak 22:37
So, I’m right. I’m giving some advice. I wanted to approach Carl in a in a in a more correct manner.
Kulap Vilaysack 22:44
Yeah. She was nagging. You know, right. Carl. I mean, that’s what it was.
Carl Tart 22:47
She might have been but she nagged wrong. She, it did not work.
SuChin Pak 22:52
There are some lines, Carl doesn’t cross.
Carl Tart 22:53
She came up to me and immediately was like, Those shoes are too clean and say lady, no, not tonight. Not tonight.
Kulap Vilaysack 23:03
Carl, I want to talk about your last thing in your cart, which is being confident and strong.
Carl Tart 23:09
Yes, we are going to add that to our carts. I think we live in a in a world right now, where we are getting, I think confidence is very important. It’s something that I definitely struggled with growing up. And I’ve gotten better at it. And with it over the years. I think if more people had confidence and real confidence, sometimes I read comment sections. And I shouldn’t do that. But it’s it is addictive. And I read the comment sections and people will say something. And then somebody of course will disagree with it in a disrespectful manner, then that person, they’re gonna fight to the death over that. Even if they whatever they said was wrong. They’re not going to be told that they’re wrong. And I’m like, This is what you could argue. Argue with your mama. I’m not gonna it’s like you’re wrong lady. But like, You’re wrong, sir. Like, just be confident yourself. Don’t just too much hateration going on right now, too much hater.
Kulap Vilaysack 23:58
Well, yeah, maybe but you spelled you’re wrong.
Carl Tart 24:02
So yeah. Oh, the grammar police. They really are sitting at home on here. I just did it.
SuChin Pak 24:08
You know, obviously, like, we all work in this business where, you know, I look at my child, I have a son. He’s 11 years old. And just like skating by, you know, always looking for the loophole. But he’s so damn confident. You know, like, confident almost to the point where I’m like, is he like, even lying? You know what I mean? Like, it’s just so confident. And I think to myself, sometimes, if this kid keeps this up, he may become the president of the United States. You don’t even like the confidence. You don’t realize it till you’re older. I think the actual value and weight that confidence has in this society and we work in an industry where these aren’t skills Like, you know, we can’t, we’re not going to survive the apocalypse with what we’ve done with our lives. But if you walk in somewhere into a room with confidence, like the world is yours.
Carl Tart 25:11
Yeah, I fully agree.
SuChin Pak 25:13
Are there tools, tips, things along the way that you’ve learned?
Carl Tart 25:17
I think one of the tools that I’ve learned is cutting out self negating speak, like, speaking poorly on yourself, you know, and that’s hard. That’s the hardest thing because we are our toughest critics. And I think just stopping yourself, when you about to say some mean to yourself, for me, it’s definitely the stop looking in that mirror and saying, You’re bad. Like, what what is happening with you is is wrong, you’re overweight, you’re this, you’re that you can work on yourself. And that’s why I put that that being strong in there too, because I think that’s important, physically and mentally. And as I’ve been working out, this whole year, I’ve been like doing powerlifting, and stuff like that. And, you know, I still live a bachelor’s lifestyle. So the results don’t come overnight. Because I told you all about my snack camp. But it’s I’m going every day and and putting in that work. It’s for me, it’s not about the validation of others, even though sometimes I can’t help but be beholden to that. I think the for me, it’s about constantly telling myself and manifesting for myself, that I am good enough. And I can do this. I’m strong enough. This makes me mentally strong, as well as physically strong. And cutting out the negative speak to yourself is is the big thing to me.
SuChin Pak 26:35
Kulap Vilaysack 26:37
Yeah. Yeah. So being sort of like it. Well, no, I mean, in general, sometimes this it comes from, like, let me make fun of me before I before you do. As comedians, Carl, I know you know about that. Oh, yeah. As people of color. Let me cover your bases. So we don’t even have to go through that. Like, let me hit it first. Is a thing.
Carl Tart 27:00
Yeah. Yeah. And that was me in middle school.
Kulap Vilaysack 27:02
Yeah, it was a way to survive. And then we get to our age and go, we don’t worry, we’re in a place where we want to thrive, where we can get cake when we want to get cake and eat it too. Like yeah.
Carl Tart 27:17
I will say also, like, just know that I nobody thinks about you.
Kulap Vilaysack 27:19
And they’re not thinking about you that deep. It’s heartbreaking isn’t it? You were talking about like comments and things on the internet, like most people are just like after they say vile things. They’re stepping away, clocking out, moved on to the next and while you may be stewing and stewing about what was said that person like is trolling somebody else, or being trolled in their own life. i Who knows why they do that.
Carl Tart 27:46
You gotta be being trolled now, like they, it gives them a level of power. I’ve asked a couple of them. You know, you know how, what happens with the podcasts that we do, and I’ll get messages from people? Well, I’ll give you an example. There’s one guy who listened to the basketball podcast, I host and.
Kulap Vilaysack 28:03
The Flagrant Ones.
Carl Tart 28:04
The Flagrant Ones. Yeah. And I talked about a player on there that I don’t like too much. But it’s a comedy basketball podcast, I’m allowed to do that. I don’t have to be unbiased. I’m not a journalist. This guy, I don’t like the way he plays. He’s good. I don’t like it. And so I talked about that a lot. And this dude, was in my DMs for months, and I didn’t see it because it was in a special box. And so finally, one day, I just opened it up and I go, Hey, man, what are you gaining from this? Like, what are you doing? I haven’t seen this. I have not looked at this. I haven’t seen it. What are you gaining from it? I don’t know. Man, you just said something. This guy is one of my favorite players. And you talk so you talk about about him. So it’s like, bro, what does that have to do with me? Like you sending me these messages aren’t going to make him go? Thanks for defending me dude. Like from call whose life really affects mine. He’ll message me sometimes I will reply to something and he’ll say something. Be like, Wow, that’s crazy that that happened on Yeah, man. That’s what you were doing to me. Alright, man, I get it. Like I was like, are we gonna? Are you gonna steal? A Yes, I’m gonna. I’m gonna never let you forget it. I’m gonna never let you forget what you did. Well, I told you I was sorry. That’s not enough. Because you need to know that it’s not right to behave like that. There’s consequences
SuChin Pak 29:14
Of course. I mean, this is the affliction This is the disease that will kill this generation of young people. Today, right will be the disease of the screen. But you actually have the remedy, Carl.
Carl Tart 29:27
What is it?
SuChin Pak 29:27
Its his birthday cake, birthday cake and your, go out in the world just stink it up. But at the end of the day, you piece of birthday cake and sweet dreams. You know what I mean? Like, I joke about it, but in some ways that is very symbolic of it. It’s like take care of yourself. Right at the end of the day, like be mindful after being out in this like toxic environment to come home and, you know, birthday cake.
Carl Tart 29:57
And also drink that cow’s milk cancel me , I don’t care. Oh, , drink that goddamn cow’s milk.
Kulap Vilaysack 30:11
These are good transitions into what you’ve been removing from cart. Carl’s removing from cart people saying wholesome on the internet and crying at basic things.
Carl Tart 30:23
Oh, I’m not crying you’re crying who cut onions? Because, oh, this little kid picked a flower and put it on the puppy’s head, man. This is so wholesome set up set up. What is this? I hate the word wholesome. It is bothering me because it’s like, we look at so much terrible shit on the internet all day long. That people are like, wow, you wouldn’t believe this dog. Walk through a puddle. Oh, wow, I’m not crying. You’re crying man. Shut up, man. Get off the internet.
Kulap Vilaysack 31:01
What about what about? The tiger and the man who saved him when he was a little tiger pup get reunited.
SuChin Pak 31:12
Oh, the reunited and they come in and the tiger remembers. He remembers the big big tiger paw hugs. Oh, God.
Carl Tart 31:26
Late today camera. Turns out that Tiger is like, wow, I’m sizing you up. I’m gonna put you on this grid.
SuChin Pak 31:30
I’m tenderizing you right now.
Carl Tart 31:33
Salt, pepper, garlic.
SuChin Pak 31:36
If you think it’s because we live in a society where we just like, our emotions are all pent up. And we just need any excuse. You know what I mean? Like, it’s almost like, you know, that is the release valve. And it’s as stupid as you know, a puppy with a flower in a puddle.
Carl Tart 31:52
I see videos online all the time that are like, Man, that was cute. That was that was it was nice to see that but you’re not crying? No. And also like, These people aren’t crying either.
Kulap Vilaysack 32:02
I have to break it to our listeners. I’m gonna say 75% of the time. You’re on the group chat or even chatting with your mom. And she writes lol or hits the Ha ha ha. She stone faced.
Carl Tart 32:16
SuChin Pak 32:16
Carl Tart 32:18
SuChin Pak 32:18
I the only genuine person lol Ling and ha Hi. Because when I hit a ha ha. I ha ha before I haha you know what I mean? That’s awesome. Because I’m probably 48 Oh, wait, hold on. There’s one of those for that.
Carl Tart 32:34
There’s different levels. I’ll give you the levels of LoL haha.
Kulap Vilaysack 32:39
Everyone quiet Quiet quiet. Carl’s telling us the different levels of hahaha.
SuChin Pak 32:43
Kulap Vilaysack 32:44
Okay, go ahead Carl.
Carl Tart 32:45
Alright. lol in all lowercase. That means I acknowledge what you try to do there. It didn’t move me. But I acknowledged.
SuChin Pak 32:57
Oh, but there’s an acknowledgement.
Carl Tart 32:58
That doesn’t acknowledge me. Yeah, it doesn’t acknowledge that you exist. There is capital lol. That means like.
SuChin Pak 33:06
Like all caps.
Carl Tart 33:07
All caps lol that means I chuckled. It didn’t move me it didn’t move me to my core. But I chuckled.
Kulap Vilaysack 33:14
It was a head laugh. It didn’t hit my diaphragm. It was all in my head. Yeah. Okay.
Carl Tart 33:19
There is all lowercase three. Hahaha was like Ha ha ha. all lowercase. And these are all put together. Of course. There’s no spaces.
SuChin Pak 33:30
Yeah, of course.
Carl Tart 33:32
These are all put together three lowercase. That means all right, I gotta you gotta hide me. Yeah, yeah. Okay. And then there is the all caps. Three plus. Hahaha. All caps. That means I’m over here. laughing I’m over here.
SuChin Pak 33:52
By the way, you guys I wish you could see cuz he’s not laughing.
Carl Tart 33:57
I’m over here.
Kulap Vilaysack 33:59
Again, he’s he’s reading out a juicy juicy green.
SuChin Pak 34:04
Yes, juicy ingredients. He’s like, Oh, yeah, you got Okay, so that’s haha. Okay, what about the haha the haha like little you know how you reply to text and then you get.
Carl Tart 34:16
That right there is I’m acknowledging that’s almost the same as the lowercase. But the conversation is over. Like I’m stopping I’m stopping the conversation at this point. We’re changing some.
Kulap Vilaysack 34:27
[…] tag I will not allow.
Carl Tart 34:31
That.That’s it for that.
SuChin Pak 34:31
Now. What is your take on like voice memos? Is that what they’re called? When you like record into your attack? And then you send it and then the person hears that like a voicemail but it’s it’s in text, right? Like do young people do that? Like is that a thing? And can you give me a little context on that?
Carl Tart 34:50
Well, my youngest a different kind of millennial because I’m a millennial. And currently we are getting roasted online. They will run our ads online. They let us have it. They cook in our as is. And so for us voice notes is, I’m just giving one my improv team, the big team formerly known as white women. We are very active in our group chat and we live active lives. And so when it’s a voice note that pop up, we are all here. We listen, we got because the conversation is usually starting off like a yawn. I go believe this. Yeah, so anyway, I bought like, like, like, Alright, so I’m over here. And usually, sometimes, we will preface it by being like, You’re not gonna believe what just happened to me. And then the Blue Voice Note.
SuChin Pak 35:36
You’re pulling, you’re pulling over Yeah.
Carl Tart 35:39
Yeah, we listen to that. Because because sometimes you’ll play the voicemail in the car, you connect it to the Bluetooth, and you’ll play the voice note. But it ain’t the same level as your music. So you can’t really hear so you gotta go. I gotta, I gotta cut the call and figure out what this is. And you don’t want it to disappear. So you don’t want to hit play. And then they accidentally disappeared before you can hit key. But no, it’s not. It’s not adequate to hit key because what if it’s some some real tea? You know, I’m saying.
Kulap Vilaysack 36:02
Always keep okay.
Carl Tart 36:05
I never seen a you know, Voice Note with some tea.
SuChin Pak 36:10
Because I asked that because sometimes I’m laughing so hard. That no ha ha No. lol No sticker. can do it justice. I’m laughing so hard. I got a voice note it and I got a voicemail and and be like, I’m crying. Listen to my voice. The tears rolling down my face. I’m laughing so hard. You’re such an idiot. I hate you. I love you. What was that? Or whatever it is, you know, like that. For me. A lot of voice notes are like something hit me so deep in our group text that I had to just put my voice to it like nothing else could express it.
Carl Tart 36:48
Okay, so you saying using the voice No, as a reply. To show you some time. You don’t do that. But after a good juicy Voice Note. That’s when you get in the all uppercase ha ha ha ha ha. Because we like and we let people know. And then sometimes you might even get a gift of like somebody passing out.
SuChin Pak 37:05
Yeah. Give is like, that’s like I’m doing work because it was so rewarding. Let me put some work into what you just said.
Carl Tart 37:14
Yeah. I also make my own GIFS. What our group uses the giffy cam quite a bit. It’s just a little button that you can tap when you texted somebody. If I go down here to giffy cam, and this pops up this little camera pops up right here. And then I could just like record myself doing something.
Kulap Vilaysack 37:36
I didn’t know I was available, Carl.
Carl Tart 37:39
I don’t know if it is anymore. It’s hard to find that out. I’m hanging on. I’m hanging on to a by thread.
Kulap Vilaysack 37:43
Okay, I’m gonna start to Yeah, that’s something that I because I send GIFS all the time as a way to communicate. And if I could do my own, well, that’s a game changer for me.
SuChin Pak 37:55
Oh, that that’s an app you downloaded. Got it. We went around the world and time. Like I aged. I rolled back in age.
Kulap Vilaysack 38:09
I only incarnated Okay, before we let Carl go, there’s just one last thing one last thing that he’s removed from cart, and you are done with meat substitutes. You tried it? You say no.
Carl Tart 38:23
Get that. No, no, no.
Kulap Vilaysack 38:25
Your be your say tan. You’re all that.
Carl Tart 38:30
Hitting people up and roasting their choices. Health wise, like I got hit up by a friend yesterday. And I hope she’s not listening to this. And I mean No, no harm by it. But I like to collect candles. I like candles quite a bit. Now the sweet treat is candles. And she has to be ever she goes no turn that candle off. It’s got parabens and, and Phil I go man, I don’t care. We breathe every day. Like, if it’s gonna get me it’s gonna get me. And so when it comes to meat and meat substitutes, give me my carcinogens. I’m putting some meat on that grill. I’m gonna do it. And y’all can all come to my funeral and say I told him so. And I’ll have to live with it.
Kulap Vilaysack 39:11
I’ll be dead at that point.
SuChin Pak 39:12
Yeah, he’s smiling. He’s got a smile on his face.
Kulap Vilaysack 39:15
We’ll be singing end of the road. Putting you you know in a raft made of your Air Force ones.
Carl Tart 39:24
Kulap Vilaysack 39:25
Real Viking funeral
Carl Tart 39:27
And put out stack all my hats on top.
SuChin Pak 39:31
That’s dignity. You know what I mean? That’s, that’s, that’s dignified.
Carl Tart 39:35
But yeah, stop hitting people up saying what’s bad for you. You don’t know people’s lives. Don’t do that. And just because I don’t like meat substitutes, don’t mean you ain’t got to like. And don’t be offended that I don’t like. I’m not offended. You don’t like certain things that I like. I’m not offended by your dirty shoes. I think I’m judging you. But I’m not offended by.
Kulap Vilaysack 39:54
Carl please list all of your podcasts. We’ve got the flagrant ones
Carl Tart 39:59
Yes. Okay, so we got The Flagrant Ones that is a basketball podcast I host with two good buddies of mine, Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport. We talk all things basketball in the season starting back up soon, so please, subscribe, get into this Patreon. This this that’s a Patreon exclusive right there. That’s patreon.com/the flagrant ones. And there’s a cool a lot of cool bundles. If you like those guys, you’ll love Hollywood handbook, pro version, all that type of stuff. Also, I host the football podcast. We’re in the middle of football season, and that podcast is called Foozballs and that’s on the public line. But you get bonus content. If you subscribe to the playground, it’s Patreon. But that was hosted by two of my good football buddies Ryan my Harry and Greg glandt to hilarious dudes who love football just as much as I do. And then I got XOXO gossip kings which is my Gossip Girl. Watch slash rewatch podcast host with my best friend Lamar Woods. You’re getting Gossip Girl feedback from to 35 year old black men who that show was written for. From the south to southern middle 30s Black men talking gossip.
SuChin Pak 41:05
And we this is the the original or the rebuild.
Carl Tart 41:08
The original the original. I’ve never seen it. I’ve never seen it. Lamar has seen it. So I’m watching out for spoilers I already got somebody posted a spoiler, and it’s so crazy that that show is 100 years old and people are still posting spoilers from it. I gotta be like, God, if I see if I see anybody pop up from that show. If I see Blake Lively pop up, or watch it goes on because I’m not there yet. We are currently on season five episode 13. And so we almost done we are in the homestretch.
Kulap Vilaysack 41:39
I’ve seen every episode Carl, every episode.
SuChin Pak 41:41
I’ve never seen it. I have to start with this podcast and watch it with you, Carl.
Carl Tart 41:45
Watch it with us. It’s a fun Listen, a lot of people will say that they don’t even watch the show along with us. They just want to hear us talk about it. I don’t know who got some girliest I got theories. One of my favorite bits to do on the show is anytime there’s so few like black people on the show that anytime a black person pops up on the show and like whatever little tiny row because they’re all like black co stars. Like the doctor will see you now. Yeah, Gossip Girl. That’s Gossip Girl that nurses gonna come back. Remember that nurse? Because then there’s gonna come back at the end be like XOXO you know you love me. That’s, that’s that’s called XOXO gossip. You can find that wherever you get your podcast. And I think that’s my last one. You know?
Kulap Vilaysack 42:26
Well, there’s entrepreneur.
Carl Tart 42:28
Oh. I forget about that one every time until Scott texts me and says, Hey, can you do it? Andre Pina were one of them. Like, all right, yeah. But yeah, check out the comedy gaming archives, too. I’m currently ranked number seven in all time with parents. Moving up the list like Lebron James. They thought LeBron was gonna be creamed record, and I probably will not beat Paul atopica who is the Kareem Abdul Jabbar? No Comedy Bang Bang I probably won’t be this record but it’s it feels good to be ranked number seven on the Kobe Bryan of Comedy Bang Bang.
Kulap Vilaysack 43:03
Okay, you heard it here guys. You heard it. This is an exclusive. Wow. Okay. That is all for today. You can find Carl on Instagram at at dammit Carl. Carl, are we did we miss a single thing? Is there anything? I feel like we covered at all. This has been so fun.
Carl Tart 43:21
So much fun. Thank you all so much for having me.
SuChin Pak 43:23
You’re an absolute. It’s just you wisdom. You know this is a master class and just living life.
Kulap Vilaysack 43:29
Well. That’s right. Yes and everything. I think almost everything that Carl uttered will be on our Instagram at Add to Cart pod.
SuChin Pak 43:39
Kulap Vilaysack 43:40
Show notes. We’ll do our best.
SuChin Pak 43:42
We’ll do our best but I mean, it’s not easy to get a masterclass on a screen like that. You know,
Carl Tart 43:47
Keep your shoes clean.
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