Episode 485 – Wet Anus > Dirty Anus

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Scottish girls hung wet sheets in front of the fire on the holiday to see images of their future husband. Young women would also peel an apple, often at midnight, in one strip and throw it over their shoulder. The strip was supposed to land in the shape of the first letter of her future husband’s name. In colonial America, Halloween’s bobbing for apples was a fortune-telling game: the first person to get the apple without using his or her hands would be the first to marry.

People also used to bake Halloween cakes with a ring and a thimble inside. Get the slice with the ring and you would be married within the year. The thimble? You’d be unlucky in love.

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Factoid of the Week:
The history of Halloween includes a lot of romance

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Words of Wisdom:
Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned. -Emily Dickinson

Episode 484 – Grabbin’ The Goozle

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Having children dress up in costume and go door-to-door like little beggars demanding treats is kind of weird. Like several other Halloween activities, the tradition can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the rituals of Samhain. It was believed that ghosts and spirits walked the Earth on the night of Samhain, so people would dress up as spirits themselves in an effort to fool the real deal into thinking they were one and the same.

This act was called “guising.” As the Catholic Church started supplanting pagan festivals with their own holidays (like All Saints’ Day), the act of guising became popular and poor children and adults would go door to door dressed as angels or spirits on Hallowmas begging for food or money in exchange for songs and prayers. This was called “souling.” The earliest known reference to the phrase “trick-or-treat” in North America is from 1927 in Alberta, Canada.  

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Factoid of the Week:
Trick-or-treating comes from“souling”

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Words of Wisdom:
I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, But there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. -Robert Breault

Episode 483 – Traumatized By Meat

Image result for jackolanternLegend has it that Stingy Jack invited the devil to have a drink with him, but Jack didn’t want to pay for the drink so he convinced the devil to turn himself into a coin. Instead of buying the drink, he pocked the coin and kept it close to a silver cross in his house, so the devil couldn’t take shape again. He promised to let the devil go as long as he would leave him alone for a year – and if Jack died that the devil wouldn’t claim his soul.

After a year, Jack tricked the devil again to leave him alone and not claim his soul. Basically, the devil is really gullible in this story. When Jack died, God didn’t want such a conniving person in heaven, and the devil true to his word (what a good guy) would not allow him into hell.

Jack was sent off into the night with only a burning coal to light his path. He placed the coal inside a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the earth ever since. People in Ireland and Scotland began creating their own creations of Jack’s lanterns out of turnips, beets and potatoes. The tradition came to the United States along with the immigrants and people began to use pumpkins, native to North America, for the lanterns instead.

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Factoid of the Week:
“Jack o’lantern” comes from the Irish legend of Stingy Jack. 

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Words of Wisdom:
“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.” – Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)

Episode 482 – Christmas Reach Around

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Have you guys ever tried retying hammock knots? It’s not easy, Man (lawl). But, seriously, I screwed up our hammock real hard core. My dad bought it 30 years ago, and never used it… so he gave it to Jacob and me. It had loosened up over the last several decades, so I decided to give it a bit of a spruce up.

That was dumb.

Now, it lilts sideways because I didn’t make the knots even… so it is constantly trying to flip you out of one direction.

Sigh.

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Factoid of the Week:
Mayans were clever folk. They developed the only known written language in Mesoamerica, gave chocolate a God long before Europeans even knew it existed, and they invented the hammock! Yup, hammocks were originally woven from the Hammack tree, native to Latin America, hence the name, “hammock

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Words of Wisdom:
Your best ideas, those eureka moments that turn the world upside down, seldom come when you’re juggling emails, rushing to meet the 5 P.M. deadline or straining to make your voice heard in a high-stress meeting. They come when you’re walking the dog, soaking in the bath or swinging in a hammock. -Carl Honore

Episode 481 – Better Mammaries

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I really dig the Words of Wisdom for the show tonight. I’m reading a book by Marc Alan Edelheit (that he signed and handed me for free at Dcon – WOOT!) and I am not interested in all things Roman.

I also downloaded the demo for Cadence of Hyrule and I HATE it, but I LOVE it. It is Zelda, but with rhythm? We all know I have no rhythm. I literally cannot even spell the word… spell check keeps flipping out on me.

Anyway, ENJOY THE SHOW! Send us some feedback while you listen 🙂

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Factoid of the Week:
Factoid goes heIt takes about 2.5 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.

Words of Wisdom:
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. -Marcus Aurelius

Episode 480 – Con Crud

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We made it back from Dragon Con ALIVE! Well, if you consider sleeping for a solid 24 hours upon our return surviving. We met so many really amazing people and I can’t wait to rant about it on the show tonight! 

Special guests include The Rock God of Podcasting (and Digital Media Track director) Charles, Bill from RunJumpStomp, and Lisa from I love That Movie! , Scott Moore from the Blood Crow Stories, and the LSD Unicorn that is Scottye Moore from A Load of BS

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Factoid of the Week:
The name “rosemary” has nothing to do with the rose or the name Mary, but derives from the Latin name ros marinus, which literally means “dew of the sea.”

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Words of Wisdom:
It is the destiny of mint to be crushed. -Waverley Lewis Root

Episode 478 – It’s a Eunuchs System

Image result for sleepI have been awake for 18 hours… and I’m sick, and I think I may die because my body will not allow me to sleep… I just lay there, mouth breathing, wishing for the night to take me. Lawl. I’m really tired, guys. Really tired. Jacob asked me if I wanted to go on a walk and I bit him.

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Factoid of the Week:
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Words of Wisdom:
Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later. -Walter Reisch

Episode 477 – The Taco Conversation

Image result for volcanoJacob made the BEST chicken noodle soup I have EVER had. I drank so much of the broth that I think my stomach ruptured. Worth it! What’s your favorite soup?

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Factoid of the Week:
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Words of Wisdom:
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow. -Khalil Gibran

Episode 476 – Skittle Pope

I just repotted my shamrocks, chocolate mint, and rosemary into really awesome pots. They are so cute and happy and make my desk look like a garden ^_^ Also, the chocolate mint smells like Christmas and I want hot coco like you don’t even know!

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Factoid of the Week:
Shamrocks have three leaves – each leaf of the clover represents something: the first is for hope, the second is for faith, and the third is for love.  If there is a fourth leaf, it is for luck.

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Words of Wisdom:
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

Episode 475 – Taco Scotch Beavers

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I got a coupon in the mail for free donuts… three days ago. It is taunting me and I want to use it. To make it worse, the donut shop is less than a mile from my house. I could walk there in 15 mins and get free donuts and be home in 15 mins and have walked 30 whole mins to offset my sugar consumption and I NEED them, you don’t understand.

Please help. I have a problem.

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Factoid of the Week:
Washington Irving was the first writer to describe donuts in print: Best known as the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, described the pastry as “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks.”

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Words of Wisdom:
With a doughnut in each hand, anything is possible. -Jameela Jamil