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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Hello the Internet, and welcome to this episode of The
Weekly Zeitgeist. These are some of our favorite segments from
this week, all edited together into one NonStop infotainment laugh stravaganza. Yeah, So,
without further ado, here is the Weekly Zeitgeist. Miles. We

(00:26):
are thrilled to be joined in our third and fourth seat.
Fourth Bye two legends, legend mate, hilarious stand up comedians
who host one of the great podcasts to ever do it,
The Dollar, an American history podcast which just celebrated Speaking
of American History celebrated its tenth anniversary in existence. Please

(00:48):
welcome to the show, Dave, Anthony and Gareth right on, Ye, welcome,
Thank you guy. Guys.

Speaker 2 (00:57):
How's it Colling is? Happy Prepper Day?

Speaker 1 (01:00):
Yeah?

Speaker 3 (01:00):
Thanks, report to you as well. May everyone with your
spirit booth your details.

Speaker 4 (01:05):
I'm teaching my son how to make homemade claymarsh cool.

Speaker 1 (01:11):
Yeah, that won't blow off in your hands, like oh no, yeah,
I hope not.

Speaker 5 (01:17):
Yeah, that's how I lost.

Speaker 4 (01:18):
That's how I lost my last one. But the first
two if memory yeah too. Okay, yeah, it was two,
but this one's fourteen. The other ones were eight, So.

Speaker 3 (01:28):
I feel good about where this one's yeah, you're tweaking
the property, like introduce them to the plastic explosives like
at eleven.

Speaker 6 (01:34):
That's right, Yeah, right, I get it. I get it.

Speaker 1 (01:37):
Man.

Speaker 3 (01:37):
Ten years though, is pretty I mean, like we were
just Jack and our thinking like we're about to we're
getting into like our seventh year, not later this year,
and like is that forever? But ten also, like from
even from seven years feels like a super long time.

Speaker 1 (01:53):
So just so you get each other on your tenth anniversary,
y podcast co.

Speaker 5 (01:56):
Hosts, Well, tenth tenth is the woods Sacrifice the wooden one. Yeah,
so we jerked off in front of each other there
you go for the first time for the wood Yeah, yeah, exactly, yeah, precisely, precisely. No,
it's absolutely It's really crazy, and I don't even think
it was. I don't know personally, I didn't really think
about it too much until we were actually like doing

(02:18):
a thing for it, and then I was like, this
is really crazy.

Speaker 1 (02:21):
Ten years.

Speaker 5 (02:22):
In general, I've always thought that about like my niece
and nephew. I'm like they now I can tell that
I'm aging because of their existence.

Speaker 2 (02:29):
I'm the same with the dollars, like when.

Speaker 5 (02:32):
We started, I mean the fact that I was like
mid thirties of like I was a kid.

Speaker 6 (02:36):
Right right right, yeah yeah.

Speaker 2 (02:38):
Child, strange child, babe.

Speaker 1 (02:41):
Yeah, but no, it's great.

Speaker 2 (02:42):
We're very happy and glad to move on.

Speaker 1 (02:46):
Yeah, focus on the work, thank you.

Speaker 2 (02:50):
Well yeah, we all bent back to the work talking
about you know, weirdos.

Speaker 1 (02:54):
Yes, right, yeah, I mean you just I gotta say
the most recent episode as of this publishing, is one
of my favorite dolls ever. I've been listening for a
long time, but still got the fastball, you know, some
Lebron James longevity.

Speaker 2 (03:11):
Yeah, I know. We went to Germany.

Speaker 5 (03:12):
We got special injections in Germany. Yeah, that's really helped.

Speaker 1 (03:17):
Loose. Yeah we're loose.

Speaker 2 (03:19):
We're still loose.

Speaker 6 (03:19):
Yeah, stem cells straight into the base of the skull.

Speaker 1 (03:22):
You know, you're good. Yeah, we're good. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (03:25):
Yeah, I mean it is amazing too because even in
the episode, you're like, do we have like another like
a goat side character, and you're and that's ten years
in and it's still finding just the McCormick dude gave
us quite a quite quite a lot for me to
actually envision as you guys were talking about that guy
and all of his you know, contraptions and lifestyle.

Speaker 4 (03:46):
Yeah, really crazy.

Speaker 5 (03:47):
Yeah, there's some that are like, there's somewhere it's like, Okay,
you gotta like, you know, it's historically very interesting and
you maybe need to try to well out a little
more comedy. And then there's somewhere you're like, I gotta
like stop. I mean, this is going to be a
four hour episode. You know, what the fuck is going on?

Speaker 1 (04:04):
Can ribing this guy?

Speaker 7 (04:06):
Actually?

Speaker 6 (04:06):
Yeah?

Speaker 1 (04:08):
Could you read that again?

Speaker 2 (04:10):
Yeah?

Speaker 5 (04:11):
Like I said, I think it was the first time.
I was like, you read like a paragraph one more time.

Speaker 1 (04:14):
To yeah, amazing. Well, we're actually going to talk about
that guy because the premise of this episode, we want
to discuss some of the themes that kind of pop
up time and again on the doll up in American
history that we have seen. Now, this might seem strange
because Americans famously very historically literate people, and that's supposed

(04:39):
to be the cure for having history repeat itself. But
there are a couple things that we see popping up
in the zeitgeist, the modern zeitgeist, So we wanted to
just kind of talk about some of these trends, get
you guys thoughts on some of these trends that you've
covered a couple of times and that are still that
we are covering in our daily his podcast.

Speaker 5 (05:01):
It's funny because it is like history, the saying history
does repeat itself. It was actually extremely lazy because to
your point, it's like, yeah, if people just I mean,
I'm among them, But if people just paid attention, you'd
be like, hey, no, we're like, that's where we get Nazi.

Speaker 2 (05:15):
Yeah, careful, we did this one. Yeah this is bad.
We did this.

Speaker 3 (05:20):
Yeah, you got a lot of unemployed soldiers.

Speaker 1 (05:24):
I don't think that goes well enormous, it doesn't. Yeah,
all right, whatever either way.

Speaker 2 (05:30):
Do you see the Connors this week?

Speaker 8 (05:32):
Yeah?

Speaker 1 (05:32):
But we got Wi Fi now though, that's a difference. Dude. Yeah,
I don't watch the Connors since it went woke. What
is something from your search history that is revealing about
who you are or what you're Oh.

Speaker 7 (05:49):
It's a little controversial.

Speaker 8 (05:50):
My search history is always go wacky though, So I
literally am giving you the most recent thing I looked up,
which is twelve waitresses kidnapped from North Korea.

Speaker 7 (05:59):
Oh, this is literally the last thing I said.

Speaker 1 (06:02):
The new albums is someone's album.

Speaker 7 (06:05):
Yeah, it's USAID sponsored.

Speaker 3 (06:09):
It'll be on Radio America or whatever. Yeah, propaganda news
radio is Wait, so what's dare I ask what this is?

Speaker 8 (06:18):
It's just this story from a few years ago where Okay,
so I don't know if you know this, but in
North Korea they have restaurants in other places around the world,
and like people from North Korea will go work in
the restaurants, and I guess there are these twelve waitresses
who had a manager of this restaurant and they were
all working there and he was like, yeah, we're gonna go.

Speaker 7 (06:36):
It's gonna be so cool.

Speaker 8 (06:36):
We're gonna go to China to work in this restaurant
or South Korea, can't even remember which.

Speaker 7 (06:41):
And when they left the country.

Speaker 8 (06:43):
He was like, hah, psych, you're defectors now and I
just made one hundred k and they were like, what
like horrified. And so you have these twelve women who
were like, we just want to go back home, and
their manager got paid like one hundred thousand dollars to
traffic them out.

Speaker 7 (06:56):
Of the country. Basically, it's a wild story.

Speaker 8 (07:00):
Okay, I'm pretty sure it's by Nis, which is the
South Korean's equivalent, like South Korea's equivalent of like the
CIA or like the FBI, like intelligence services.

Speaker 7 (07:10):
But again, I just cursed. It was like a hasty
like I remember this story, I need to reread this
again so it's not super fresh in the mind. I
pulled it up for later rereading.

Speaker 3 (07:20):
Yeah yeah, yeah, right, right, so you're right, we're not
fully vetting anything right now.

Speaker 1 (07:24):
But wait, so they have.

Speaker 3 (07:26):
I didn't even realize that there are restaurants outside of
North Korea that then like just what service like sort
of like soft propaganda centers.

Speaker 7 (07:33):
I think it's maybe. Yeah, they do like food.

Speaker 8 (07:36):
They also do like song and dance that's like traditional
to North Korea. I mean, North Korea has like a
fairly open trade alliance with China, so people from North
Korea go to China sometimes there's trade that goes back
and forth between them.

Speaker 7 (07:50):
So I'm pretty sure the bulk of the restaurants are
in China.

Speaker 1 (07:54):
Yeah. Oh wow.

Speaker 3 (07:54):
And according to this article, the manager said he according
to him, he said, these tickets to get them to
Malays show.

Speaker 1 (08:00):
We're paid for by the NIS.

Speaker 7 (08:02):
There we go. See my memory wasn't so bad.

Speaker 1 (08:05):
Yeah yeah, yeah, there you go. Okay, interesting right yeah yeah,
And it's controversial because some people say it didn't happen,
or people just don't I don't.

Speaker 5 (08:15):
I think people have like.

Speaker 8 (08:16):
A really people have a this is something I've learned
on the internet s week. People have a real resistance
to learning anything about what happens in North Korea. So
I think it's controversial because people are like, there's no
way a man would be paid one hundred thousand dollars
to smuggle random women out of North Korea to beat
the factors, And you're like, oh, that happened to this
guy and he's like, yeah, you got me.

Speaker 1 (08:36):
Right wild Yeah. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (08:38):
Americans are definitely like when it comes to like a
thing that you're so like hit over the head with
over the years, and like and it's this weird place
where it's all messed up and it probably has nothing
to do with anything America ever did. It's just weird
on its own, on its own, and then you figure
shit out and you're like wait, I think, wait, what
what what's happening here? I don't think this is why
it's weird, but okay, go off, Yeah, are.

Speaker 8 (08:59):
Are involvement is It's like an endless source of fascination
to me. So I'm always like learning new things, and
I'm like, oh, what, right, right.

Speaker 9 (09:08):
Right, totally, Joe, What is something you think is underrated?
I think we underrate the toll and task of the
food delivery driver. And I know there was some discourse
about this recently and food delivery in general online, And
I've always felt this way because I used to drive

(09:29):
for Postmates years ago, and I always felt like the
understanding that food delivery is an extreme luxury had never
really been fully understood by the consumer.

Speaker 1 (09:47):
Yeah.

Speaker 9 (09:47):
Yeah, I just have memories of like picking up truly
like no disrespect but panda express things of this nature,
driving to a disrespect to.

Speaker 1 (10:02):
The people over at Panda.

Speaker 9 (10:04):
Yeah, but then going to like a terribly difficult area
of town to park, like if people know La, like
a place like Korea Town, having to having no choice
but to park in front of a fire hydrant, in
front of a massive tower, going inside the tower, having
to check in with security, having to wait for them

(10:24):
to activate one of the elevators, which is always Yeah,
it's always a thing, and it takes a really long time.
And then you finally get in there, you go up
to whatever floor they're on, you get off, and then
you have to navigate the labyrinth that is the Gigantic
apartment complex, right go to their front door to deliver
Panda Express to their front door, and there is Listen,

(10:49):
I don't need a cheerful thank you necessarily. But then
when you go back in your car, see that you
have a ticket. This has taken twenty minutes off of
the clock and they did not tip you and you
made three dollars.

Speaker 1 (11:04):
Yeah.

Speaker 9 (11:05):
I think it needs to be hammered home that if
you're participating in this charade, if you participating this and
this is so like extremely taxing and stressful activity for
the driver to understand what that's doing and to tip
them like essentially one hundred percent, Like there is no
you know, a lot of people online were like, well,

(11:26):
what if you're neurodivergent and you have to do this,
And it's like, listen, that's not what we're talking about,
because I know most majority Yeah, yeah, Like if if
there's some sort of disability or whatever, that's a different conversation.
But I know that there's just a lot of people
who just feel entitled to get food delivered to their door, yeah,
and not have to pay for the fact that that

(11:46):
is the most luxurious thing Oh, for sure.

Speaker 3 (11:49):
It is wild because people are like, well it said
the delivery few was like forty nine cents plus like
those fees, like that's like isn't that like you're pay
It's like no, man, that's they're getting a fraction of that.
You think about pass do it exactly? Like these apps
are able to skirt minimum wage.

Speaker 1 (12:06):
Yea, yeah, these aren't employees. These are independent contractors that aren't.

Speaker 4 (12:11):
It's also is brutal.

Speaker 10 (12:13):
Also, I just can't imagine the lack of awareness or
the evil balls it would take. I would be horrified
to not tip someone doing that knowing the knowing, like
the way that kind of system has been constructed. Yeah,
to ship on the people working there, for sure.

Speaker 1 (12:35):
But I think that's it.

Speaker 3 (12:35):
That's like the genius of so many of like these
apps and things. It's like they obscure the toll that
it takes on the human being for you to get
your fucking, you know, fucking cell phone case that you
wanted on Prime to say, or you know, getting door dashed.
It just feels like, I don't know, I pressed a
button and then like because I put like, don't even
talk to me, just leave it at the door and

(12:55):
it just appears, and I know not of the person
on the other side who's like to deal with the
same fucking gas prices that everyone else does and just
getting yeah, yeah.

Speaker 9 (13:06):
And if I can, you know, proselytize a little bit,
I would advocate for meeting your driver maybe out on
the road. And if you don't want to do that
and you live in an apartment building at least in
the lobby.

Speaker 1 (13:19):
Just walk down. Yeah, make it easier for them.

Speaker 9 (13:23):
It's also turnover, turnover, turn and it's it's good for
you as well because you don't have to like wonder
if they're going to be able to find your door. Like,
just make it easy so that you can get your
food faster and then come back up. The other thing
I will say is, if you're doing delivery food, really
reconsider getting a drink or a milkshake because those are

(13:45):
very difficult to transport. I don't think people immediately consider that.
But when you have just a bag of food, you
put in the passenger seat or you put it on
the floor, it's easy. But if you have something you're
juggling that could spill, it's very difficult. Well, not only
to place in your car, as you're transporting it, but
then as you're trying to pick it up and then

(14:07):
open your door and then close the car door and
then lock it and then get to then open the
door of the building.

Speaker 1 (14:11):
All this stuff.

Speaker 9 (14:12):
If you're juggling like a big frothy milkshake, that's just
seventeen frappuccinos that you ordered, Yes, exactly. Yeah, there is
a have you seen There's a subreddit called door dash Gremlin,
and it's as people who like when they get the
like the food dropped off, like if they're verifying that
it's dropped off for the photo. It's people that have
been caught getting the bag from the door while the

(14:35):
photo's being taken, so like rather than like the photo
of like a bag by the door, it's like someone
like in just a T shirt like Winnie the Poo style,
like their taco bellt like ah, and so people like
when they end up being a gremlin, they usually upload
it and it's always funny to see and like that's
when you can tell you're like, man, was it really?

Speaker 1 (14:54):
Did you really have to get that delivery?

Speaker 6 (14:56):
But right, I get it sometimes, but look, if you're
gonna do it, at least fu tip and cost.

Speaker 9 (15:02):
Is like that acknowledge the way to do it a luxury, Yeah,
in a in a fair equitable way.

Speaker 1 (15:08):
What is something you think is overrated?

Speaker 11 (15:11):
Okay, this is pretty niche. What is your just general
knowledge of David Mammont the playwright?

Speaker 1 (15:18):
I know, I think I read American Buffalo in college.
I don't even know if that's the right name. Obviously
Glengarry Glen Ross and yeah that's and then his daughter
was in Girls. Yes, that's okay, what I've got for you, perfect, Andrew.

Speaker 12 (15:34):
I was double checking. I I thought he had written
the only movie I'd ever walked out of it, but
I was incorrect.

Speaker 1 (15:40):
So I I think of.

Speaker 12 (15:43):
David Mammott as it's just like every character is David
mammontt I love. I love when everyone has the exact
same voice.

Speaker 1 (15:51):
Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's it. Yeah, all his characters talk
the same way. And I and I remember like making
fun of David Mammont when I was in college was
like a highly like literary, sophisticated thing to do. Like
I remember somebody being like, I just imagine David Mammett
plays as a bunch of chickens up there saying the

(16:13):
lines to each other and everyone like laughed really hard,
and I was like, yes, I get that you've been
owned Mammot, but I don't know. He felt to me
like with just very little context, Like it felt like
one of those people who like gets super big in
literary circles. And then everyone's like, wait, this kind of sucks, right,

(16:35):
we were wrong. We were wrong about this, like really
quickly after that, I had.

Speaker 13 (16:40):
A different I mean, same bit different.

Speaker 11 (16:42):
So unfortunately I went to acting school where David Mammont
plays are taught to you is good. And also he
has things where he's like every like no one can
ever change a word. And not only that, my commas
are so fucking precise if you do not take a breath,
where the comma is like you're a actor.

Speaker 13 (17:00):
So like that was how David Mammick kum.

Speaker 7 (17:02):
In my life.

Speaker 11 (17:02):
Then I was like, oh, he's an EPO daughter. Then
it moved on okay, So he came out with a
new book recently and it entered my worldview because it's
like kind of memoir ish and it's called Everywhere in
Oink Oink, and the tagline is like how everyone in
Hollywood is a fucking pig like poink oink like and
it's like how everyone is like not creative and how

(17:25):
they ruined his projects and how like everyone in a
suit is pig and I was like, I would fucking
love to read that. So I get this book being
like this is gonna this is gonna be a book
I'd like to read.

Speaker 13 (17:35):
Him shit on like shitting on people. That sounds fun.

Speaker 1 (17:38):
Yeah, it sounds like like one of those like William
gold Golden memoirs where he just like spills and it's like,
here's why this sucks, and like he's right half the
time in a way where you're like, oh shit, that's crazy.

Speaker 11 (17:51):
Yeah, that is what I expected. So impossible to understand
even a single sentence. I think the second sentence is
like diversity and equity and have ruined Hollywood. He's full maga.
Like paragraph one is like and Trump was pretty good.
Then I'm like, okay, but let's get I'm gonna try
page two. You can't understand anything. He's choosing high words

(18:13):
he's not using. It's ineligible.

Speaker 13 (18:14):
I go on good raids.

Speaker 11 (18:15):
The famous David Mammont at that point had four Good
Reads reviews. When you were famous, you should at least
get one hundred trolls. Yeah, all four good Reads reviews
are like, this is not even a book.

Speaker 1 (18:27):
Now he's doing an accident. Was this a mistake?

Speaker 11 (18:30):
He's like, it's exactly what you said where it's like,
I guess twenty years ago we were like, isn't he
so smart? And now we've all grown up and we're like, oh,
he's the dumbest man alive. And he's on a full
MAGA tour telling people that diversity and equity imis have
ruined Hollywood. And so anyways, I just in case anyone
out there didn't know that David Mammont is a full
on piece of point point himself.

Speaker 1 (18:52):
I wanted y'all.

Speaker 11 (18:55):
Yeah, I guess he was like liberal toast to the
town and now he's magas.

Speaker 1 (19:03):
Are like kind of getting together and being like this
is uh, this is a real problem. Some would say
the real problem diversity in Hollywood is.

Speaker 6 (19:13):
It's the only one disaster.

Speaker 1 (19:15):
Yeah.

Speaker 11 (19:16):
Oh yeah, even though my daughter was on a huge
TV show, diversity initiatives are blocking her next fame.

Speaker 1 (19:26):
Yeah she was. She was good in Madame Web.

Speaker 13 (19:29):
But I will say, kid, I can't believe you saw that.

Speaker 12 (19:33):
I will say this one of my top cinema experiences
of last of this year. Whenever Yurine was out, it
was really fun. I'll just do the spoiler now, which
is clearly off of that that like the virality of
that insane line from the trailer. They cut it in
the actual cut of the film, and it is like

(19:54):
the biggest tease. The whole theater wet nuts when they
don't finish the line.

Speaker 1 (19:59):
It's amazing.

Speaker 13 (20:00):
Wait, what's the line? Because I actively tried to hide
from any madament.

Speaker 1 (20:04):
Oh my gosh.

Speaker 12 (20:05):
It's something about like this is the villain whatever his
name is. He he was researching spiders in the Amazon
with my mother when she died, right before she died,
right before she died, somewhere like and they say three
quarters of the line and then it just cuts, like
clearly post trailer they cut it, and or maybe the

(20:27):
line was cobbled together for the trailer, but it was
like like everyone in the theater was like mouthing the
words along and then.

Speaker 1 (20:34):
It stops and it was just like, ah, the hits Yeah,
everyone's losing their minds. It's so fun to see in
her theater. He was in the Amazon with my mom
when she was researching spiders just before she died. Now,
you guys are both writers, sometimes you need to get
exposition out and like just get it out there, you know.

Speaker 11 (20:54):
Yeah, that's what I call a studio No. And when
you're ever, you're like watching TV and you're like, why
did that happen? It's almost always because they have to
say something, and if you don't know how to do
the creative part, you only know how to do the
logical part.

Speaker 13 (21:08):
So they'll give notes of like but how and why
is she there? I have really had a big question of.

Speaker 11 (21:12):
That, and I love that the writer was like, he's
there because the Amazon and she died just before the spiders.

Speaker 2 (21:17):
Okay, fuck you.

Speaker 1 (21:18):
Yeah.

Speaker 12 (21:18):
I literally have had lines in scripts that I've like
marked on my side of final draft as like this
is just to get it past you know, the exacts.

Speaker 1 (21:30):
And then there are times when they've almost.

Speaker 12 (21:34):
Made it to air or whatever, I'm just like, no, no, no, no,
no no, I was just giving what you want to
show you how dumb you were?

Speaker 1 (21:39):
Oh no oh no no no oh no oh no
yeah wow, Like that line now that is really the
that's the one that we're gonna want to put in
the fucking trailer like, h this case, like it's wonderful,
highly recommend Lynchpin. That was Yeah, I had no idea
Sydney Sween he was in that movie, like she was

(22:02):
like having a massive moment, but like they don't even
like put her in the trailer.

Speaker 11 (22:06):
Yeah, And why did Dakota Johnson say yes? She is
such a git in Hollywood? Like there's so few young
stars that will green light a movie, get a green
a movie greenlit, like for your budget. I imagine she
could have had any Marvel character, any non Sony Marvel project, any.

Speaker 13 (22:23):
Movie, well even on just not that movie. How did
they get hurt?

Speaker 1 (22:27):
Why did she say yes? She just vi?

Speaker 12 (22:31):
I think she was basically told you're going to be
Spider Man. This is identical the Spider Man. Why are
we speculating this? We could probably yeah, it's I don't.

Speaker 11 (22:40):
Know, but I think listen between, you have to rewatch
Madam Webb or you have to watch all three fifty
shades of Gray?

Speaker 1 (22:47):
Which what do you do? Yeah? I told you I
love Madame Webb? And are you are you disappointed that
it will not be that the saga of Madame Webb
will not be continuing for us?

Speaker 12 (23:00):
I like you know, now it's all headcannon. Now she's
just wearing like Red oak Ley's in the in the
whole universe of my brain.

Speaker 1 (23:07):
And it's wonderful. All right, let's take a quick break
and we'll come back and cover some news, and we're back.
We're back. And as we were talking about up top,

(23:30):
one of the geniuses of the dollar is that we're
hearing these stories that are so outrageous they seem like
everyone should know them, like they should be in their
history books or at least have like a couple movies
made about them. At this point. That's one of the
persistent thoughts in my head when I'm listening to Adopt,

(23:52):
is like, how did I not know this? I think, Gareth,
you say that pretty frequently. But unfortunately, the fact that
they're not well known in some cases seems like one
of the reasons some of these trends that we're about
to talk about never really go away, because there's like
certain things that we just memory whole as a as

(24:15):
a at least as a country. I don't want to
speak for the whole species, but we're just like, yeah,
now that never happened. That's too much, that's too entertaining.
So yeah, we wanted to kind of highlight some of
these trends or details from past dollup episodes that we
keep seeing turn up in our show about the moderns,
Like Ice didn't get you guys thoughts.

Speaker 3 (24:37):
Yeah, because I think it's not so much like their trends, right,
because it's not like racism isn't like a trend misogyny,
but it's just sort of like these constants issues, yeah,
that we like can never grapple with and somehow like
our besting ourselves from three centuries ago, we're like, oh,
you want to see racism cut to late seven?

Speaker 1 (25:00):
He's Boston or some ship. Yeah yeah, oh okay, that
was I thought we got past that phase.

Speaker 3 (25:05):
But I think that's the interesting reminder is how how
little we've actually come, you know, like how like how
how slow progress is because you have these reminders of like,
for as much as we want to, especially in America,
be like, no, we live in like a post racial
uh you know, like more equitable society like no, no, no, no,
no no, yeah, the freaks are still out in fucking
full force.

Speaker 1 (25:25):
We just don't we just ignore them.

Speaker 4 (25:26):
Now, yeah, yeah, we'll we ignore them. We give them
more power.

Speaker 5 (25:32):
Yeah, that's kind of what it is. It's like we've
never really been able to bat in the hatch for
a long time. It's like you have those swings where
you're like, holy shit, you know, we got to like
women need to choice, you know, you get whatever.

Speaker 3 (25:45):
It is.

Speaker 5 (25:45):
The the litany of things that we were like, yeah,
now we're good with that, but there's always that force
that's always.

Speaker 2 (25:51):
Like I'm still coming, motherfucker.

Speaker 1 (25:53):
Yeah yeah, it's like when they regroup. Yeah. Yeah, Well,
speaking of the phrase, how little we've come and I'm coming, motherfucker.
I want to just start with a light one, which
is you've covered it, like from the early days of
the Serial Guys episode about like Kellogg's and Graham and
Post and how focused they were on keeping people from

(26:15):
jacking off to the recent episode that I'm drawing waltz Waaltska.

Speaker 11 (26:22):
Is that.

Speaker 1 (26:24):
Yeah, Yeah, where you covered a Hall of Fame side
character who had a contraption designed to keep himself from
jacking off on our side. We saw this with the
Speaker of the House recently, where I don't know if
this one's worse, it's definitely more convolent.

Speaker 2 (26:47):
Kind of weird involved family.

Speaker 1 (26:49):
Yes, yes, So we're talking about Speaker of the House
Mike Johnson, who currently, as far as we know, has
software on his phone that sends his on a report
if he jacks off to pornography, like his son will
get we'll be told about that.

Speaker 4 (27:08):
Yeah, here, because that's just like father son bonding.

Speaker 2 (27:13):
Right, we get it.

Speaker 1 (27:15):
We get it, Dave. We're parents, you know.

Speaker 4 (27:17):
We Yeah, you guys understand, Like, my kid's fourteen, so
I get like nineteen alert to day.

Speaker 1 (27:24):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (27:24):
Hearing him describe it to a panel of other like
evangelicals is really well, like so proud.

Speaker 1 (27:31):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (27:31):
He talks about how he first heard it during like
a gathering of like the Promise Keepers, which is like
an evangelical like men's group, and he's like, I was
look at early two thousands and I was like, and
I'm not even endorsing it. I don't even make money.
But I'm like, I endorse it because I use it.
But this is him explaining in his own way how
how this technology works.

Speaker 1 (27:49):
But my head, how it works.

Speaker 14 (27:50):
But it scans you. You obviously opt into it, but
it scans every all the activity on your phone or
your devices, your laptop, tablet. What have you, We do
all of it, and then it sends a report to
your accountability partner. So my account accountability partner right now
is Jack, my son, right and so he's seventeen. So
he and I get a report of all the things

(28:11):
that are on our phones or all of our devices
once a week. If anything, your accountability partner gets an
immediate notice. I'm proud to tell you my son is
he's got a clean slate, all right, But we get
we get a report and it says, hey, no, no
activity of concern. And it's really really sensitive. It'll pick
up almost anything. It looks for keywords, search terms, and
also images, and it will send your accountability partner a

(28:33):
blurred picture of the image. And so on occasion I
get one. I was just looking at the one from
this week I got on Jack, and it said this,
this is the only one that may be questionable. And
it's this blurred image of two women talking in a
live screen thing and I zoom in and I have
to unblur it and it's in it's two middle aged teachers.

Speaker 5 (28:51):
Okay, cool, Well, then the technology actually fucking sucks if
it's looking at two teachers talking and it's like pawn.

Speaker 4 (28:58):
Yeah, he didn't say, he didn't say what they were doing.

Speaker 1 (29:00):
I couldn't be teachers genre.

Speaker 5 (29:09):
And then I saw the image and that I had
jacked off to it. And then so I said, Jack
a message that my.

Speaker 4 (29:14):
Son are jerking off together in different rooms. That's what
the that's what the technology is for.

Speaker 1 (29:20):
Yeah, I'm just I'm glad.

Speaker 3 (29:21):
I just I'm glad he's taking you know, him and
his you know, his mother and I we split, but
and I got remarried, and he he actually seems really
close with his stepmother, at least based on what I'm
seeing all these searches.

Speaker 2 (29:32):
Yeah, he walked in on him the other day.

Speaker 3 (29:34):
Yeah, exactly, and decided to teach him, teach him how
it really start actually jerk.

Speaker 2 (29:39):
Off, which I said, to tend me a image of that.

Speaker 4 (29:43):
I wonder, I wonder how his son has figured out
to get around the technology to be able to watch porn,
because you know.

Speaker 5 (29:50):
It's just so fucking clean. It's the dumbest ship in
the world, because it's like it is, it's just like, look,
first of all, just let the a jack off, like
he's not into this.

Speaker 1 (30:02):
Like you you know what I mean.

Speaker 2 (30:04):
He watched the jack off, like let him.

Speaker 1 (30:05):
Figure it out.

Speaker 5 (30:06):
Like, you know, I was able before phones. I was
able to find naked fucking pictures, you know what I mean.

Speaker 3 (30:12):
Yeah, there are ways ripped like physical ripped out pages
from magazines that like held onto like they were the
Dead Sea scrolls and you're.

Speaker 1 (30:21):
Like, oh man, it's all I got.

Speaker 3 (30:24):
But like, also, you could get a burner phone. I'd
imagine you could just get a burner phone. If he
has to jerk off mobiley or whatever, use his friends
go to the library like adults do.

Speaker 4 (30:35):
What would be awesome if your dad was like, hey, man,
I want to set this up and you'll be my
accountability partner, and then you just start just constantly jerking
off until he's like.

Speaker 1 (30:43):
Okay, I don't want to be here. Really disturbing. Man,
all right, you wanted to see what's up? What's going
on in this body town?

Speaker 2 (30:51):
Man, I'm having a real asshole renaissance dad.

Speaker 1 (30:59):
But this is yeah, I mean this is persistent across
I'm sure I'm missing some, but like the the guy
who created like ankle ankle harnesses that I would keep
his hands on his ankles, right.

Speaker 4 (31:14):
Yeah, there's there's entire like there's the Oh God, what
was the sanatorium in Michigan called the Battle Battle Creek
like that? That place was just a myriad of like
ways not to jerk off, like there were just there's
just been there's been tons of these about history of
people just like how can we not do this? And

(31:34):
it all comes out like you said, this is from
the religious uh Promise Keepers, which we did an episode on,
But it all comes out of that because it's just
them talking to each other and they don't realize everyone
else is like, no, that's crazy, but they're just in
their little group and they're like, yeah, we shouldn't be
jerking off, right and everyone else so much it's good.

Speaker 5 (31:54):
What's so great about the male body is that if
you don't jerk it off in your sleep, it will
fucking jerk you off, Like you can't get away from it,
Like you can't tell me that's not part of God's plan.
If I go to sleep and my pen is just
like we're gonna ejaculate to like what is the line here?

Speaker 2 (32:14):
Like my brain is jacking my dick off at night?

Speaker 1 (32:17):
Yeah? Yeah.

Speaker 3 (32:18):
Back to those preppers who are trying to figure out
if the gas and the drums is still good. It's like, no, man,
you got to get rid of that. Yeah, yeah, get
it out, man, Refresh, refresh, exercise really shit. Yeah, It's
just like was that machine though, like I know you
were calling it the hankle machine, I think Gareth and
the show, But like, is was that like an articulated

(32:39):
device like that we knew what it was or was like,
is that is that some custom work?

Speaker 1 (32:43):
No?

Speaker 4 (32:43):
I think I think really he just had a thing
that he could clamp his hands to his ankles, right,
so he yeah, he was like so he must have
slept like bent over, like in a really painful, terrible position.
And yeah, I'm sure he had a horrible back aches.
But but yeah, so it was like a clamping your

(33:04):
likes yeah.

Speaker 1 (33:07):
Jackals, Yeah, wackles, and of course probably people who just
wanted to jag off more than anybody else and assumed
everybody else was struggling with this same issue, right and
so yeah yeah, but yeah, I mean, and it is

(33:30):
like the fact that it's how we got like so
much breakfast cereal. In an indirect way, Graham Crackers is
just like, I don't know, we we let we let
ourselves remember puritanism because you know, people like trying to
be puritanical about sex and you know, stuff like that.

(33:50):
But I think there's just like something so inherently embarrassing
about about.

Speaker 15 (33:55):
People just feeling like, ge't stop jacking off over here,
like let's water spring water that they just gets memoried.

Speaker 4 (34:05):
The Graham cracker thing and the grape nuts thing is
just crazy, like they really thought of food would stop
them from jerking off. Like it didn't work. Yeah, obviously
there's no like they keep eating him and everyone's like, no,
I'm still hard as a rock.

Speaker 1 (34:18):
You know.

Speaker 5 (34:20):
How about they all like, you know, the fact that
he needs a fucking app so like it really is.
It's it's so I never know what that line is
because it's like, well, you have the compulsion to do it.
Why is where is the line on.

Speaker 1 (34:36):
What you know?

Speaker 2 (34:37):
God has created him? What is your own sinful way?

Speaker 1 (34:41):
Like shouldn't you shouldn't you just not want to jack off?
But how we're tested, we're tested with sin you know.

Speaker 2 (34:50):
Yeah, it's like such a weird, bizarre flesh video game.

Speaker 1 (34:53):
I guess.

Speaker 3 (34:54):
Yeah, Well, because it's also just like at the end
of the day, like whether it's Puritans or cereal makers
or Mike Johnson. It's like this weird denial of humanity.
That's like you guys are keeping you're just going to
the next thing. So back in those times, you're like
I need leather straps. And then the next thing was
like what if we ate these fucking crackers And it's
like no, and now it's like, you know, I don't

(35:14):
know anything but acknowledging the like, look, jack off.

Speaker 2 (35:19):
Maybe we don't jack off. There's probably more problems in
the streets period.

Speaker 1 (35:23):
Yeah.

Speaker 4 (35:23):
Yeah, I think for a lot of these guys though,
it's more about what they actually what turns them on.
Like you know, they get in there and they're like, well,
hold on, this dick and balls was kind of nice,
and then they started out like.

Speaker 5 (35:35):
They legislate against gay marriage and all that stuff, and
that I mean, if you really think about like the
Republican Party, the leader of it was a pedophile like
in the two thousands, and you know it was just
like a confirmed, confirmed, fucking pedophile, and we don't ever

(35:56):
look back on that like, hey, maybe these people protest
too much, you know, yeah right right, yeah, well that
sucks all right.

Speaker 2 (36:05):
Anyway, we have an app now where your son knows
you're not beating off.

Speaker 1 (36:09):
All right, All right, let's move on to this. This
was one that we noticed recently with the Caitlin Clark
first press conference, oh god, where she had just been
drafted number one w NBA had either recently or was
about to sign a massive like Lebron James sized deal

(36:33):
with Nike or not Lebron James size, but you know,
a massive deal. And she had her first press conference
at her new team in Indiana, and like one of
the journalists was like flirty with her, was like, oh yeah,
I like you. You keep doing that. We're gonna get
along just fine. And everyone's like fucking gross man, like

(36:54):
the heart symbol I do to my family after the game, Yeah,
we do. That's fine. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (37:02):
I like how he laughed though, too, And you could tell,
like the like, based on how the mic was, you
could tell he's like turning like his head for laughs,
like right, no.

Speaker 2 (37:11):
With a sporting instrument.

Speaker 1 (37:14):
Yeah yeah, I mean there's also the what Women's World
Cup player getting like a forced celebration kiss from one
of their coaches? Oh like them they had to resign.
But I was, you know, re listening to the Boston
Marathon episode that you guys did about the first women

(37:34):
to run the Boston Marathon, and you know, the first
woman kind of does it in secret, and then the
second woman like kind of people people catch on pretty
early and it becomes this massive real world reenactment of
mad Max Fury Road where there's this guy who's just
chasing her around the twenty six mile course like in

(37:58):
a bus, like take her out and try to tackle her. Yeah,
but after she's successfully completed it, there's this quote from
a race official who's like, we need rules. Basically if
that girl was my daughter, I'd spank her and again
like just wildly embarrassing, like but like almost certainly said

(38:19):
with at least three quarters of an erection, you know,
like just what what are you talking about? Yeah, but
it I don't know. It just feels like this is
a consistent trend that we see where specifically in the
on the field of play, like that is where men

(38:40):
like really just like put their foot down and they're like, nope, no,
that not not on my watch. We cannot have impressive
athletic feats. We must find a way to sexualize.

Speaker 3 (38:52):
And diminish you, right, or just like we said that
to be like and I'm the man, and I get
to say this shit to you, even though you may
be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Speaker 2 (39:01):
But anyway, right, it's very weird in a country that
like claims that capitalism is going to show you, you know,
let capitalism rule and all that. You're also like it shows.

Speaker 5 (39:11):
The fragility of the male ego to be like, but
not that because the sheets so women. But that's been
going on. Like we did another episode. It wasn't about sports,
but it's about women wearing pants and running. Oh and
like you know, they were like before they were like
it's just always been something. It's like, you can't you
if it literally they were like if women run, they're

(39:32):
like uterises will drop out. Yeah, like there's no connection
to reality. That's not really necessary. It's always just like you.

Speaker 2 (39:40):
Know, we're doing this for your own good sweetheart, right yeah.

Speaker 5 (39:44):
But but yeah, the way that like a reporter feels
comfortable talking to a woman, I mean it is shocking.
I mean, I guess at least we're shocked by it
and we're not. And it's not like a bunch of
guys smoking cigarettes and be like go on.

Speaker 2 (39:58):
A date with her. Lady come on, go on, you
to date the man he made the hot symbol.

Speaker 5 (40:04):
Yeah, sure he's married, he's only forty years older, but.

Speaker 1 (40:10):
He's got wisdom.

Speaker 2 (40:11):
But it's totally a theme totally in this country.

Speaker 1 (40:14):
It's wild though too.

Speaker 3 (40:15):
I was like just thinking about the oops, my uterus
fell out, kind of like myth that persists in like sports.
And there's an example in twenty ten. This guy Jan
Franco Casper, who is the head of the International Ski Federation,
like doubled down on a thing he said in two
thousand and five. They're like, now, what were you saying
about ski jumping in women? And basically was saying, like,

(40:37):
it's not appropriate for ladies from a medical point of view,
because again, the impacts could be so jarring that the
uterus is dislodged.

Speaker 5 (40:47):
It's like you could say, but like you could very
easily be like a man could rupture his scrow, you
know what I mean. A guy could ruin his ball
skiing too, right, Yeah, I mean I guess thing could happen.

Speaker 3 (40:57):
That shows like the sort of patriarchical nature of being like, well,
I'm looking out for your one value that you have
to society, which is to reproduce. And if if I
don't do that, then I failed as a protector or controller.

Speaker 6 (41:10):
I don't know, that's up to you how you want
to describe that.

Speaker 1 (41:12):
Yeah, immediately imagine a scenario where she's your daughter, you
fucking creep. Yeah, yeah, I wouldn't let her ski exactly.
All right, let's let's take a quick break. We'll come
right back. We got a couple more trends to hit.
We'll be right back, and we're back. And yeah, so

(41:41):
David Busters introducing more gambling to Dave and Busters place
that is an arcade for children, presumably. I mean, I
guess there's always likes bar and ship. Yeah. Yeah, there's
a big barrash Dave Busters. Yeah, but they won't be
like sticking a Roulette ta between ski ball machines. But

(42:01):
they will be allowing social wagering on games played between people.
Oh shit over eighteen mm and only. Yeah, you can't
take a kid for it, but you can get the
parents to co sign. You know, it's a proxy. Yeah, hey, man,

(42:22):
go get your go, get your mom's phone.

Speaker 6 (42:24):
Go get your old man over here. Man, we'll have Yeah,
you have to do it through their d MB rewards.

Speaker 1 (42:29):
App Uh huh, Which why do you need an app
to make bets with friends instead of just handing someone
cash and like shaking hands.

Speaker 3 (42:41):
With them and being yeah, yeah, the old the old
ways where you'd be like, I bet I could beat
you a ski ball.

Speaker 1 (42:48):
Oh yeah, put five on it, all right, put it up.

Speaker 6 (42:50):
But now we need I guess the.

Speaker 1 (42:51):
Issue is nobody has cash anymore. We got Venmo shiit.

Speaker 3 (42:56):
I just I just fucking bet people about the fucking
Arsenal game on Sunday light wagers, but still just do
it on Venmo, allegedly they.

Speaker 7 (43:06):
So I've never been to a Dave Inbusters.

Speaker 8 (43:08):
I had no idea what was I thought it was
an arcade for adults initially, but it's a bar.

Speaker 7 (43:14):
So like theoretically, if you got your kids and.

Speaker 8 (43:16):
You're like, you know what, I hate being a parent,
you could just be like, I'm going to go in
here get trashed.

Speaker 7 (43:22):
Well, my kid plays in a ballpit. Is that kind
of like the idea?

Speaker 1 (43:26):
Yeah? Or it's like like her video games? Yeah, literally
exactly what you just described about a week and a
half ago.

Speaker 7 (43:33):
Now, because you hate being a parent, you love being
a parent, but.

Speaker 1 (43:36):
Sometimes you need a break. Sometimes went to the bar
ordered ordered some boneless wings. They have pretty good boneless
wings there, and watched my kids play Rampage for an
hour and a half. Oh, the old school.

Speaker 3 (43:52):
Arcade game where you're like the mutant animals like sucking
up the buildings and yeah, yeah, yeah, I remember.

Speaker 1 (43:57):
That's like the Rock.

Speaker 3 (43:57):
Movie that came out, And I was like, yeah, this,
y oh, you're just using the characters and trying to
shoehorn the Rock into something again.

Speaker 1 (44:04):
Thinks there's a Lakers game on. There was Rampage that
my kid's playing Rampage. There was a celebrity there for
some reason, and yeah, so I'm changing my.

Speaker 8 (44:14):
Whole position on David Busters immediately. Then I think maybe
David Busters is the third space. Our society has been
really lacking, and I think we should just have a
David Busters on every corner. This is actually making me under.
This is actually a pro family environment, and we need
more places where you can bring your kids and drink
and gamble simultaneously all across.

Speaker 1 (44:34):
The United States. Do you hear that Vegas?

Speaker 7 (44:36):
We need a mini Vegas on every corner.

Speaker 1 (44:38):
I like it exactly.

Speaker 3 (44:40):
We need people need relief, man, so just let their
kids go fight over how many tickets are gonna come
out of a little coin pusher game that everyone you
always think you're gonna win.

Speaker 6 (44:50):
Everything's a racket.

Speaker 3 (44:51):
But yeah, like now they're definitely like making themselves to
be like hey man, it's also like it's a fun
place to have a date. Like you can eat and
you can play. You get the eaton plate combo. Yeah
that's yeah, that's like their new Like.

Speaker 8 (45:05):
I want to say I'm above that, but like, also
I go to Barcade, so I think, really, this is
just selling me on Dave and Busters and I think
I needed a comic.

Speaker 1 (45:14):
Until you go.

Speaker 3 (45:15):
Barcade has a distinctly different vibe than Dave and Busters.
You will go to Dave and Busters and you're like,
I'm in consumer hell.

Speaker 1 (45:22):
Yeah, there's a lot of birthday parties. It's already just
pulsating with anxiety and the screams of children, where like
you can't tell if they're delighted screams or just freaking
being taken.

Speaker 7 (45:37):
Right eighth birthday. That's where I'm doing.

Speaker 3 (45:40):
Yeah, yeah, do a takeover with adults, like do that
thing where like you've ever been like an arcade, like
as a kid, like a bunch of adults come in.

Speaker 6 (45:47):
You're like, they shouldn't be here. There's like our kids space,
and like the vibe shifts, just do that.

Speaker 1 (45:51):
The Dave and Busters and one of my kids birthday
parties that we had at an arcade, it was like
all their friends from kindergarten. And then a guy like
a leather duster and one leather glove on his hand,
who is just there like playing this one one video
game over and over and over again. It's just like
a professional. He's just like all right, like got there

(46:13):
early with his cup of coffee. Just work.

Speaker 8 (46:17):
Wow, I am now humiliated to discover I've probably been
this leather jacket one glove man at various points in
my life, especially the Santa Cruz Beast boardwalk, Miss.

Speaker 7 (46:27):
Pac Man machine. Yeah yeah, there you go, an unhealthy
obsession with that thing for a while.

Speaker 6 (46:33):
Lovely boardwalk though, gotta say beautiful.

Speaker 1 (46:35):
Yeah. But so this is part of a boom and
betting that they've found increases engagement among sports fans. Digital
gamification could have a similar effect within Davembuster's customer base.
But the amount of money they're making let me find
the exact figure. So US commercial gaming revenue which includes

(46:56):
sports betting, online gambling slots, and table games, reach forty
nine point nine billion in the first ten months of
twenty twenty two, up fourteen point seven percent from the
same period in twenty twenty one. So you're over Your
revenue reached an all time high in twenty twenty two.
So they're just like all that legal betting, all the
fact that there's like gambling commercials on TV during like

(47:20):
sporting events, like is working, which makes sense, Like of
course it is. Yeah, it's interesting.

Speaker 3 (47:26):
This company that's doing it is called Lucra, like Lukera
bro get it. It's because it's Lucrat TIV.

Speaker 1 (47:34):
It's like Miles, you drop the TIV it's clean. Oh yeah,
hey what about TIV man? No, man, it's Lucra. All right,
all right.

Speaker 3 (47:42):
I still think TIV is a pretty cool name because
he could be anything. But yeah, started by two former
Goldman Sachs guys, and they're just like but again, like
this is like what's really infuriating about it? Like with
one hand, like sports betting, you understand how that works,
where this one it's like, what exactly is this sir
us you're providing?

Speaker 1 (48:01):
Well, we're careful not to use the term bet or
a wager. We are because that makes us subject to
licenses and regulations gambling, which is what are We merely
facilitate real money contests or challenges.

Speaker 7 (48:18):
Oh those are my favorite things.

Speaker 1 (48:20):
Real money contests or challenges. Yeah, or challenge.

Speaker 7 (48:23):
Yeah.

Speaker 6 (48:23):
I love that.

Speaker 1 (48:24):
Yeah that's perfect.

Speaker 7 (48:25):
I love doing that, and I love doing it on
an app that ostensibly takes a fee. We're doing it.

Speaker 1 (48:32):
Yes, what is their cut on this?

Speaker 7 (48:34):
How much.

Speaker 1 (48:36):
Of every winning winner? Like when somebody wins, they lose
five percent on it and it's all just again could
be replaced with a brief conversation and a handshake, but
instead people get to use this social media app.

Speaker 3 (48:54):
It just feels like super clunky though too, you know,
you know what I mean, Like because the way already,
if you're like a degenerate in you already are like
trying to find action on like anything, Like you're like,
what about Keyball, dude? You want to you want to
gamble on that? Like you're not gonna be like all right,
sign into Lucra, all right, now, find me a right.
Oh oh there's another person, miles great, all right here,
let me get my QR code.

Speaker 1 (49:14):
Okay, grinder for people with gambling problems, you know, yeah,
but also like who around me would be willing to
wager on whether this coin comes up heads three times
in a row?

Speaker 3 (49:27):
Right, It's just like a weird I get like on
paper why they think this is like the wave, But
I also just feel like we always talk about frictionless transactions.
This is introducing way too much friction into just like
people social wagering or doing real life money challenges over
fucking the hoop hotshot hoops game.

Speaker 1 (49:48):
Yeah. Yeah. The the app has like push ups, can Jam,
bar agains, board games, fitness so you can like NBA
k is like the top trending game.

Speaker 7 (50:02):
Oh second, one you read an jam? What is that?

Speaker 3 (50:07):
It's this thing where like you you have cans and
you're trying to throw like a frisbee into like a slot.
It's like it's like part of this new generation of
like games people have just invented. But then everyone's like, oh,
hell yeah, dude, I love hell yeah, I love can Jam.

Speaker 1 (50:22):
Yeah, it's just like carnival games.

Speaker 8 (50:24):
Okay, yeah, this kind of reminds me of when everybody
was really into like disc golf. Yeah, like frisbee golf
and you're like, what is and it was so popular
for like a year and then.

Speaker 1 (50:35):
Just still popular. It's still popular. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 12 (50:39):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (50:39):
There's like a like a frall frisbee golf spot near
like this part I go to in town and there
are people do There's people there every fucking like on
the weekends in the morning.

Speaker 7 (50:49):
Like it's like we're gonna get can jam courses soon.

Speaker 1 (50:53):
Yeah, I mean it's in our parks.

Speaker 2 (50:55):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (50:56):
It is kind of fun because you can like like
smash the and it's just a frisbee game that you
can just do with low stakes. It's easy to understand.
But yeah, we love a new we love a new
backyard game in this country.

Speaker 1 (51:09):
I cleaned out on candy Land, you guys on Lucra Bro. Yeah, Lucra,
I owe my next three paychecks because I just got
on a real bad run where I kept drawing that
ice cream cone one even though I was like right
at the end, so it just kept taking me back there. Yeah.

Speaker 3 (51:30):
That's why I only do shoots and ladders, man. So
I got my Lambo. You're one of the great pushing
that lambeau because it shoots and ladders, bro. People people
said it couldn't be done man, and anyway, just so
just for the listeners, you can take my course I'm
offering right now on Instagram. I'll show you the secrets
on how to use Lucra so you can also have
a lambo.

Speaker 1 (51:47):
I was actually just shot ladders.

Speaker 8 (51:49):
Yeah yeah, if you had some sort of online course,
I could spend roughly one hundred and ninety nine dollars
on well for like a thirty minute YouTube video.

Speaker 7 (51:58):
So I'm so glind to know.

Speaker 1 (51:59):
I'm so bad. I think the parentheses shoots and and
parentheses ladder to success exactly. But I'm glad you asked.

Speaker 3 (52:07):
Actually, I'm not one of these people who's trying to
gouge people for some kind of like you know, impersonal
scam thing like you said, one hundred ninety nine dollars.

Speaker 1 (52:17):
No way, for ninety nine dollars, that's a great deal
actually now, yeah, ninety nine dollars.

Speaker 3 (52:24):
You will get a link to a TikTok playlist of
some videos that just kind of threw together.

Speaker 1 (52:29):
But it's exclusive videos my next week. Yeah, oh you will,
you will. I'm gonna have to pull you in a datedbusters.

Speaker 3 (52:41):
Are you good at any video games? Like do you
think there is something like you feel confident enough. You're like, y'all,
I'll put twenty on that.

Speaker 8 (52:46):
I mean, yeah, but they're all outdated games like the
games I'm really good at with stuff you played like
on Nintendo.

Speaker 7 (52:52):
In the eighties.

Speaker 6 (52:53):
You know, Duck Hunt.

Speaker 8 (52:54):
So the Duck Hunt great. The one game though that
it's like, I'm so good at it. It's stopped being
cool and became embarrassing is Mario Kart. Like you can
tell people socially. Sometimes people will be like, oh haha,
you have a switch you went, do you want to
play Mario Kart?

Speaker 7 (53:09):
And it's so bad.

Speaker 8 (53:10):
I have to do like a pream. We'll have to
be like, okay, we could play Mario Kart. There's some
things you got to know.

Speaker 1 (53:17):
It's not going to be fun for you.

Speaker 8 (53:19):
Number one, I can handicap myself in the game to
make it fun for you.

Speaker 7 (53:24):
For you, it's so embarrassing. And the worst part is
people like, oh ha ha, cool, You're good, and then
you play and.

Speaker 8 (53:31):
Then it reaches this awkward moment where I'm just like
destroyed everyone and I have storing wait for them to finish.

Speaker 7 (53:38):
And it's like not cool. It's like putting everything you like.

Speaker 8 (53:42):
I can tell you did this for many hours in
lou of forming real bombs with human beings.

Speaker 1 (53:47):
They have art. Have you played the arcade version of
Mario Kart? Oh my god, I'm afraid.

Speaker 3 (53:52):
Full sit down with a steering wheel. It's like really
fun anyway, So what do you do?

Speaker 7 (53:59):
I'm going to be clean and up.

Speaker 1 (54:00):
Yeah, let's go. Who do you race with? What character
do you race with? Oh?

Speaker 7 (54:05):
What character? You got to go the midweight characters.

Speaker 8 (54:07):
So if you play on the switch, you can play
with yourself, with your me because it's a midway. Yeah
yeah yeah, but otherwise, yeah, you want to stick to
like Mario's a midweight character. You know, I got the
whole because so embarrassed, God is humiliating. I have the
I do want the vehicle for perfect balance.

Speaker 7 (54:24):
Like it's like it is real embarrassing. Yeah, but that's
the thing. Certain things.

Speaker 8 (54:29):
It's like when you go to karaoke and you watch
someone and they're like so good at karaoke, starts to
get a little depressing.

Speaker 7 (54:35):
You're like, yeah, yeah this is important to you. You're
good at it, Like things could have gone differently for you.

Speaker 8 (54:44):
But like you work in accounting, you know, like it's
like that it's at a certain point you're so good
at things that it's just kind of sad, and yeah
it is unfortunately.

Speaker 7 (54:53):
I mean with Mario Kart, there a.

Speaker 1 (54:54):
Whole demeanor changes. As they sing the first lines of
I Will Always Love You. They're like, oh my god, Okay, no, no,
get out of here.

Speaker 3 (55:05):
Yeah, like the people are coming in crying. They're like,
you're not even part of this party. But the thing
with Mario Kart, it's so funny. Like I was playing
with my nieces and nephews who are like just getting
like they have a switch, and like, I'm really good
at Mario Kart, and I did the opposite of you.

Speaker 6 (55:19):
I said, oh okay, i'n't played in a minute, and I'm.

Speaker 9 (55:22):
Like, you.

Speaker 6 (55:24):
Stupid, stupid, stupid young child.

Speaker 1 (55:28):
I got you right where I want you.

Speaker 6 (55:29):
And the first time I did the boost on them,
like off the off the starting line, they were like.

Speaker 1 (55:35):
And I'm like, I've been down since nineteen ninety two.
Don't even attempt to get with me. The booster has
had you time it with the yeah, yeah, yeah, just you.
It's all Margins, baby.

Speaker 6 (55:50):
When you're racing, you learn that from Formula one, you know,
And yeah I like that, and I fuck with Luigi.

Speaker 7 (55:55):
You know that if you're not drifting, you're not winning.

Speaker 1 (55:57):
That's just how it using a break. So drifting is
a part of it, because I thought I was pretty
good by the by the time I was done playing
in sixty four Mario Kart for a while. But so
drifting do the boost? I think I know those two
tricks got anything else that I should.

Speaker 8 (56:14):
You just want you want your build to be really solid,
Like you want to go with a midweight driver, a
midweight vehicle, and then you want to do a heavyweight
tire and a lightweight they have like the Umberella thing attacked.
I a't fully understand the function of the umbrella. I'm
being perfectly honest.

Speaker 7 (56:29):
Yeah, I have found this is the ultimate build.

Speaker 8 (56:32):
And again this is very this is not making me
look cool at all, where it's like you're too invested
in this for your age.

Speaker 3 (56:43):
But we all have that, Like I have video games too,
where I'm like putting hours of my life away and
my partner, her majesty, she'll be like, what are you doing?

Speaker 1 (56:52):
Like I got to get all the characters to look
the right way She's like, have you've played yet. I'm like, no,
I can't until they look right.

Speaker 7 (57:00):
But yeah, I mean that's fair. I think that's that's real.

Speaker 1 (57:03):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (57:04):
Look, you know, games are important to people in different ways,
so who am I to judge, Especially with a game
like Mario Kart, where I'm I always like to It's
always interesting to see the people.

Speaker 1 (57:12):
Who are like no, I get down with the cart.
So yeah, all right, all right, I got some ideas
for next time you're on.

Speaker 8 (57:19):
So yeah, and I do have some money making opportunities
awaiting me at Dave and Busters, which.

Speaker 1 (57:23):
Is good you could actually, I think so they like
the games that you can play for tickets have like
a certain number of lights, like a certain color of
like lights around them. At the Dave and Busters that
I was going to and my kids played the ones
that like you couldn't win tickets on, and it was
hugely disappointing to everybody involved. So there's a little pro

(57:45):
tip for you. Yeah. By the way, the country, like
experts are saying that America's gambling problem, exacerbated by like
the convenience of apps, is a ticking time bomb, and yeah,
I'm sure, I'm sure it'll be fine.

Speaker 6 (58:00):
But oh yeah, dude, I love that song from Rancid, Like.

Speaker 1 (58:04):
Forty nine point nine billion dollars is so many lost bets.
That's like such such a massive like that's all it is.
That's all money being made off of people losing.

Speaker 3 (58:17):
Bets, right, the same thing as like when you think
of like a crypto millionaire two when it's yeah, right, right,
right right, that's right.

Speaker 8 (58:24):
Yeah, it's it's definitely a sign that an economy is
going really really well.

Speaker 1 (58:28):
I think when society and gym, yeah.

Speaker 7 (58:30):
Daddy's going up.

Speaker 1 (58:32):
I think that's good.

Speaker 6 (58:33):
And you have to win the lottery to be like it.
And now I can treat my illnesses, yes, exactly.

Speaker 1 (58:39):
Yeah, Speaking of which, one of the big powerball winners
is a cancer patient. So it was a one point
three billion powerball jackpot and a immigrant from Laos was
the big winner. Is taking the lump sum of four
hundred and twenty two million after taxes, splitting it with
a friend and claimed that he wants to now quote

(58:59):
find a good doctor with the money. Despite meter reports
that this is a heartwarming story. Winning the powerball jackpot
should in no way be a prerequisite for accessing life
saving health care. But it's like one of those things
where it's like teachers are buying their own or like
this this millionaire like that his kids public school didn't

(59:23):
have books, so he bought it. Isn't that cool? Isn't
that heartwarming? I guess? Yeah?

Speaker 6 (59:30):
Wow, such an American story.

Speaker 8 (59:33):
It really is, especially considering that the person emigrated from Laos,
which is like the most heavily bombed country on the
planet thanks to the United States. So it's like, Okay,
we destroyed your country, come over here, win the lottery
to get access to life saving care.

Speaker 3 (59:46):
It's just like this, and who knows what kind of
chemicals you may have been exposed to in Laos, like
if you're born there, because there's still just a fuck
ton of unexploded munitions just littered everywhere because they're just like, yeah,
fuck it, man, just dumping a louse, keep it moving, Yeah, and.

Speaker 7 (01:00:01):
People are still finding them to this day.

Speaker 1 (01:00:03):
Yeah.

Speaker 8 (01:00:03):
It's really it's just like here's a whore, here's a whore,
here's the exactly back to back compounding horrors.

Speaker 15 (01:00:11):
Wow.

Speaker 8 (01:00:11):
I mean, but it's sad that the like feel good
story thing kind of works on you, right, because I
was like, oh my first instinct like, well, at least
a cancer patient won the money, and you're like.

Speaker 7 (01:00:20):
God, this is so bleak.

Speaker 6 (01:00:22):
Yeah right, and it's like, you know how many other
people have or cancer and are currently trying to treat
it and they're probably in a similar situation.

Speaker 3 (01:00:28):
It's like that's where you're just like horrified, and I
think anyone's had an intersected with cancer and their family
or lives just knows how like just fucking awful like
it is and how destructive it is, like at every
level emotionally, physically, everything, And you're like yeah, and like
just to think that the relief that this person experienced
in the midst of all that is like, well, I.

Speaker 6 (01:00:50):
I won four hundred and twenty two million, so now
I can have a good doctor.

Speaker 1 (01:00:54):
Like, who are you gonna buy an island?

Speaker 6 (01:00:55):
It's like I want medical care?

Speaker 1 (01:00:57):
Yeah, oh wins we get in America. At least it
wasn't like a hedge fund billionaire who won the jackpot.
He's like, I found a system for buying up all
the tickets, right.

Speaker 3 (01:01:09):
Yeah, it's like for ten for fifteen thousand dollars, you're
guaranteed to net thirty at least.

Speaker 1 (01:01:15):
All right, that's gonna do it. For this week's weekly Zeitgeist,
please like and review the show if you like, The
show means the world to Miles. He needs your validation. Folks.
I hope you're having a great weekend and I will
talk to you Monday. By Bass

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