"Glass Shark" is the 215th episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me, which was originally released on September 2, 2014, at 10:45 AM.
We're back! And better than ever! Arguably. Well, okay; we're batting about average. Well, maybe Justin's a little rusty, and Griffin's a bit down, and maybe Travis McElroy recorded using an old-timey gramophone. But still - we're back!
Suggested talking points Edit
Dad Goofs, Movie Jelly, Munchables, That Dark Water, Sexting While Driving, The Winning Powerball Numbers
07:24 - My girlfriend and I recently went to a movie. Wanting good seats, we went to a row in the middle of the auditorium and selected seats in the middle of the row. As soon as we sat down, a girl in the seats behind us very loudly said "Seriously?!" I glanced back a minute later to see she had a few seats to her left so that she wasn't directly behind us. Are we good or did we commit a movie faux-pas by sitting directly in front of her? To our credit, it was stadium seating and neither of us are very tall. -- Naïve in North Dakota14:16 - Y - Sent in by Drew Davenport, from Yahoo Answers user Pineapple Lifesaver, who asks:
Why do so many people buy Lunchables?
You could put your own together for a lot cheaper. Just put some meat, cheese and crackers in a gladware container!
Additional Details: It's not cheaper though for the tiny handful of food that you get! Even at $1. They're using the cheapest quality of ingredients ... buying some cheap turkey, american singles and ritz/saltines will give you the same amount of 10 or more Lunchables for half the cost.
21:37 - A few years ago, I took the plunge and moved to Reykjavik, Iceland. It's a beautiful country and it's popularity as a vacation destination has been growing over the past few years. There are frequently cruise ships docked here which discharge a few hundred tourists every few days. When I walk through the city, I encounter a few hundred tourists taking photos. My question is: What's the acceptable social norm when encountering someone taking a photo and your path would lead through their field of vision? Should I wait for the person to take their photo or continue on my way regardless of whether my path would ruin their shot. Any advice you can provide would be much appreciated. -- In Frame in Iceland
26:03 - My wife is terrified of round fish. I love to go outside and I love adventuring in the water but anytime we leave the shore, my wife freaks out because there might be round fish near her. Apparently, flat fish are fine. She agrees it's an irrational fear but just today she went crying to the shore because a four-inch trout swam by her. I don't want to give up my aquatic activities. MBMBaM, what do I do? -- Ichthyophobic In Troutville.
37:44 - Happy Birthday from Steven from Tacoma
Is there a traffic ticket for sexting?
47:26 - I work at call center and part of our job is asking the client if there is anything else we can do for them before hanging up. Maybe four or five times a day, someone will say 'yeah, the winning Power-Ball numbers,' I know they're trying to be funny and nice and I dont begrudge them but after hearing that "joke" infinity times I am incapable of polite laughter and just sit there like a weeping angel looking into a mirror. Are there any funny responses that you can help me add to my repertoire so that I don't feel like a humorless ass five times a day? Is there anything I can do to associate this terrible joke with a good one to make it funny? -- Fake Laugh Failure In Philadelphia
52:39 - Housekeeping
- Recommended Maximum Fun Network podcasts: Lady To Lady.
What is the best moisture of ALL to use for lovemaking?
On The Comedy Timing Of Newborns Edit
- “What's up now old man? ...Are you man enough to just sleep there while my little baby tushy sits in poopy? Are you man enough or are you gonna come over here and pick me up?”
- — Justin
On Lunchable Elitism Edit
- “I knew we loved horses on this podcast, but I did not know we loved high horses quite so much.”
- — Griffin
On Stealthy Shark Fear Edit
- “Glass shark he love da fat kid. You stay out da water fat kid, glass shark comin' for you. He takes you down that deep water, that dark water.... fat kid no go! Glass shark come to da dark water and get you, fat kid. you swim around, he bite your trunks right off, you tubby lil' fish! You swim all you want, flop and flap around - glass shark gon' come! Glass shark behind you, fat kid. You gotta swim! Swim faster! Pretend there's a corn dog at de end a da pool, get out of that dark water! That dark water and glass shark comin' for you fat kid! He make you a snack! He eat your brother! He don't care, he glaaaaaaaass shark. He out there in that dark water. Swim on over here, how about you cool off with a lemonade? Let that glass shark move down to the next pond, get that next fat kid. Don't let him get you. You seem all right though.”
- — Justin