"The Brain Wife" was originally released on January 17, 2011.
Steel yourselves, dear listeners: This week's episode is MBMBaM's most important show to date. Not only are there an unprecedented number of special, memory-making moments, but there's also some big, big news revealed in the first few minutes. Don't panic! We would never do anything to hurt you, only things to please you, and we can confidently say these changes are made in the service of the latter.
Suggested Talking Points Edit
A Brief Big Bad Beetleborgs Phase, The Muffet, Put a Ring Upon It, Urban Legends, On the Wings of Love, Offworlders, Pay it Inward, Corner-Cut Colonoscopy
10:53 - I've been happily married for three years, but I've been noticing something that I no longer think is a coincidence. I've been getting a lot more attention from ladies ever since I got married I was never a real lady-killer in the first place, but I did all right. Since I've been married, however, I've gotten flirted with much, much more than I ever did when I was single. What's up with that? -- Mike
14:36 - Y - Sent in by Maddy B, from Yahoo Answers user Jessica, who asks:
Help with my own urban legend?25:00 - Hey MBMBAM, I have this friend on Facebook who comments on almost every single post people put up, and it's usually just stupid, meaningless things like "lol" or smiley faces. He's starting to get really on my nerves, and I know other people are annoyed too. I don't want to confront him about this, and deleting him as a friend seems... too harsh. Any advice?
In my english class, we're having this huge project on urban legends. My job is to create my own urban legend but I'm having trouble making a good plot. I need suggestions.
I can write: romance/horror/suspense/supernatural/par... etc. so I would prefer one of these topics in it. I know there are non-scary urban legends out there but I like creepy it-can-possibly-happen-to-you stories.
27:34 - Special call-in from Jonathan Anderson:
Hey guys, this is John from Brooklyn, and I'm in need of a bit of advice. I've been dating my girlfriend Katie for the last four years (we met at college) and have been madly in love ever since. I've recently dropped stacks on an engagement ring for her, but just can't think of the best way to do it. Can you guys tell me how to- how I should propose to this- the love of my life? Thanks guys. Bye-bye.32:56 - Y - Sent in by Jonathan Bartram, from Yahoo Answers user Donnie J, who asks:
Does aliens go to heaven and hell also?37:13 - I take city buses to and from my college campus. Last month I noticed a dollar on the floor by my feet. Since no one was near me and no one seemed to be freaking out about lost money, I decided to take it. I feel that if I had asked any other passengers if it were theirs, any unscrupulous individual would have claimed it was theirs, regardless of whether it was or not. What's the proper etiquette in this situation? Is it better to ask around, or is it a reward for the first person that notices it on the ground? -- Victim of Circumstance
There is no way earth is the only planet with life out of billions of planets,so does aliens from other parts of the universe go to hell and heaven also, or is it only strictly for humans
43:53 - Y - Sent in by Shonen413, from a deleted Yahoo Answers user, who asks:
I need to perform a colonoscopy to myself.?
I need a colonoscopy performed on me but unfortunately in these economic times I can not afford a doctor. I'm pretty sure I can do it myself but what should I get to perform it. The only store near me is a home depot so the tools need to be from there. What items should I get. I have a very low budget so don't pick anything too expensive.
48:38 - Housekeeping
55:39 - FY - Sent in by John and Tony Majiggers, from Yahoo Answers user LoisGriffinIsInGermany who asks:
What country is Queen Latifah ruler of?
On Corner-Cut Colonoscopy Edit
- “The tech required is outrageous! I would say the smallest camera I own is my iPhone 4, and even that is going to be (if you'll forgive the term) a stretch!”
- — Griffin
- “The thing that bothers me is not just that he wants to do a home one, but he wants to do a home one on the cheap. You're already cutting the biggest corners. There are no longer other corners to cut. It's oblong now. You can no longer cut corners. You are out of them.”
- — Justin
- “Why is that the plan? How about, 'What are some ways I can get some more money! I need more money!'”
- — Justin
- “I guarantee if you went to any doctor and said, 'I'm thinking about giving myself a self-colonoscopy unless you do it for free,' that doctor would do it for free.”
- — Travis
- “Good news: I appear to be cancer free. Bad news: I'm never not defecating. ”
- — Justin