Once upon a time, Ben was a loser. He’s still a loser, but he’s been one for a very long time. In high school, with so few friends, he was able to pour his meticulous, OCD tendencies into his favorite game, Street Fighter 2. We talk about the one place in his childhood where he was allowed to walk as a god among men: the local arcade. Here, Ben would have people line up for the chance to play him and ultimately lose. Here, when Ben walked down the hall, he was the football hero. Street Fighter gave Ben the chance to experience the feeling of pride. Yes, it’s very, very sad that this was as close as Ben ever came to being skilled at something competitive, but if not for Street Fighter, he’d literally have nothing.
We also discuss pubic etiquette and the pros and cons of messy vs clean style choices. And the magical device known as a bidet comes up as well- as Ben says, “it feels like angels are eating your ass.” We’re very poetic on this week’s episode.