This week Dave and Steel are joined by their old friend Howard. Together the three of them discuss their shared love of water parks and share recent child-related misadventures in public pools, cover some great moments in 1990s advertisements, cover the eight benefits of saunas, what it’s like to write political speeches for a dishonest moron, and the return (to Netflix) of Reading Rainbow. They also introduce a new segment, OTC Money, in which they give advice for buying a car, play a few rounds of would you rather, share heartbreaking melodies of love and loss by Dr. Hook, Van Morrison, Biz Markie, Pepe Aguilar, Phil Collins, and The Contours, and Howard shares some book wisdom from the storyteller Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years about how to make your life into a meaningful story.
Great Moments in Advertising
Wendy’s — Where’s the Beef?
Listerine — Tarzan Song
Mountain Dew — Do the Dew
Honda — The Cog
- Here’s a great article from the Washington Post about what it’s like to write political speeches for a moron (like Mark Sanford), based on a new book by Barton Swaim
- The 8 benefits of Saunas
- Reading Rainbow is coming to Netflix! [Howard]
This week we tackled songs on the theme of ‘unrequited love.’ Watch out, there were some real heartbreakers.
Dr. Hook — Sylvia’s Mother
Van Morrison — Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
Biz Markie — Just a Friend
Pepe Aguilar — Directo al Corazon (Por Unas Monedas)
Phil Collins — Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
The Contours — Do You Love Me?
Howard chose this week’s passage from Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.