There’s not much to say in the description this week- loneliness, depression, anxiety and many other issues have gotten to a point where they can no longer be ignored or dealt with entirely through humor. Loneliness, depression and anxiety have always been things that haunt Ben, but joking about it helps keep him from the edge. He’s running out of jokes. He’s had some drama in his life lately that seems to be proving his point that there’s not someone out there for everyone, and loneliness might actually be a permanent thing. Even in a case where you’ve found the perfect person, and they feel the same way about you, sometimes logistical circumstances and bad timing still prevent you from ending up with someone you’re meant to… and if it took him this long to find ONE person who seems to be that perfect person, how long would it take to find another? Ben is getting desperate, worn out and starting to spiral down a dark path. You’ll just need to listen to this episode, no description here would really get the point across.
Rudy Giuliani is an interesting specimen. He was and in many ways still is highly respected for his handling of New York City during the attacks on September 11th. Despite that fact that he sounds like some sort of adult swim cartoon character, or that he’s a creep with poor morals, the public loved Rudy Giuliani for his feats on 9/11. What were those feats? Well, um… he was, you know, mayor… and uh, did mayor things… in a mayorly way… pretty much the same things anyone else who was mayor would’ve done. But hey, let’s give Rudy Giuliani a little credit- at least he didn’t screw anything up royally, unlike the rest of government that day. Anyway, in the years since 9/11 Rudy Giuliani seems to be veering off into the gutter of the bowling alley. He seems to say some odd things these days, the latest being his emphatic speech at a republican fundraiser that claims that president Obama doesn’t love America, and more importantly Obama doesn’t love him personally. Now I’ve had my fair share of dealing with the drama of teenage girls… mostly in court, those little teases were asking for it… but tis seems like the worst type of teenage daughter drama. “Why doesn’t he love meeeeee?” Good question Rudy Giuliani, why don’t you post it to your live journal so we can all read about it.
In other news, a liberal arts college is banning a guy who looks like another guy who raped a student from going places on campus where the student might be, because he looks like the other guy and could trigger the girl raped into thinking it’s the other guy even though it’s only this guy. Make sense? Of course not. But we review the story anyway.
Last but not least, we tackle some serious subject matter in a way that only we can. A good friend of Ben’s committed suicide this week, so we take to having a little PSA about dealing with depression and suicidal tendencies. Unlike our usual schlock fest, we seriously explain what it’s like dealing with this sort of existence (since both Ben and Josh have a lot of experience, unfortunately, with this subject) and without sacrificing the jokes and laughter, we take a serious stance on how and why to fight the darkness in your head. Sorry, I know it’s not funny, but once in a great while we can be serious about things that need whatever shitty help we can provide. I know what you’re thinking, “oh my god, what are these assholes going to do next, link to the suicide prevention hotline?” Yes. Yes we are. 1 (800) 273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org – please check it out before deciding anything. You deserve to hear why it may not be in your best interest to commit suicide. At the very least, listen to the episode and see what reasons we use for continuing to hang in there. We don’t want to take this podcast journey without you, even if you’re kind of a dick. You’re OUR dick. And we love you for that.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a sacred childhood memory for us. They represented the best of what the imagination could come up with, from the cutting edge comics from Eastman and Laird to the ground-breaking movie with the magic of Jim Henson’s puppeteer vision. Even the cartoon expanded into a wonderful universe for the ninja turtles that included dimension X and Krang. However, like all things in a capitalist society, the opportunity for money will sooner or later destroy all that you love. Pizza Hut was a big sponsor of the ninja turtles because of their love for pizza, but Pizza Hut’s love for money was too great. It all went too far. Someone decided that the ninja turtles should do a concert. What follows in this week’s episode is a systematic raping of something we held dear. We play the audio and try to cope with what is happening.
This leads us into a permanently depressed state, so we continue discussing depressing thoughts. It keeps going downhill. We end up discussing the death of loved ones, the end of the world, and the destruction of everything you know and love. It’s a feel-good episode for the whole family.
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