Be advised that some of the episodes released before approximately Episode 135: TWENTY-DIRT (released January 7, 2013) may be offensive or problematic in general. The McElroy brothers regret many of the jokes made in these early episodes, and these episodes are not indicative of the people they are today.
"I Hate You, Ron" was originally released on May 14, 2012.
It was a pretty momentous week, wasn't it? We know you're expecting to hear our erudite evaluation of recent events, but we can't do that for you, because we're not erudite, nor are we "news people."
Suggested Talking Points
Independence Gay, Expiration Date, Raccoon Chocolate Heist, Gosling Party, Kara-okay, D for Nachos, Prom Noise, Tumblr Dog
00:40 - Intro - Everybody is gay now.
05:24 - Email - When are little lies okay in a relationship? My husband is very loosy goosy when it comes to adhering to "best before" dates, and he hates wasting food. Sometimes when he's at work I throw things away and tell him I ate it. Am I wrong?
14:56 - Y - Sent in by Emily Wall, from Yahoo! Answers user Kya, who asks:
Does Ryan Gosling party?
So I guess this is kind of a complicated question because there are a lot of different angles here. Like, does he like to party and is down for whatever? Or does he just do something like smoke weed/cocaine? Or maybe just smoke weed when he's tired? Please only answer if you really know.
21:45 - Email - My friends and I are planning to go to a karaoke bar in the near-future. I want to participate and avoid being that guy who sits in the back refusing to have any fun. There's a girl I like who's coming as well, so I wanted to know what song would be best to "sing." I have a higher voice, similar but not nearly as good as Jason Mraz. -- Thunder Waffle
28:09 - MZ - Sponsored by the Aldas Project. Sponsored by Extreme Restraints. Sponsored by Mob Rules Games.
35:45 - Money Zone Jingle - Somebody Once Told Me Your Art Is Old And Boring (to the tune of All Star by Smash Mouth)
36:29 - Email - Advertisement for Stop Podcasting Yourself
37:22 - Email - I just finished my junior year of college. My spring semester would have been satisfactory (A's and B's) were it not for a miserable D. Getting a D is depressing for many reasons. I've never gotten below a C in a class, and now I have to break the news to my parents who are generously paying for my college education. How do I tell my parents and how do I bounce back from this academic misstep. -- A Dumb Person ("that's my new name for myself")
43:30 - Y - Sent in by Kristen McMurtry, from Yahoo! Answers user Maria, who asks:
How loud is prom music? How to prevent ears from damage?
This may sound weird, but I hate loud music and I am scared of it damaging my ears. I have prom next week and I don't want to be the weird one with big ear protectors on... HAHAHAHA... i have never been to a prom before, so I was just wondering if they play the music REALLY LOUD and if so, how to protect my ears.
Is it okay to draw on a dog with magic marker?
Some times when my step dad Ron grounds me I'll write messages on my dog (he is white) with washable marker and send him down stairs. Just little messages like if I need food or about how much I hate my step dad Ron. My mom said it will make the dog sick, is she right?
53:35 - Housekeeping
55:22 - FY - Sent in by Emily Wall, from Yahoo! Answers user Sandy, who asks:
Why do black men LOVE eating chips at the beach? Is it to be energized for us ladies before they take a dip?
Do black men LOVE eating potato chips at the beach so they can have the chips before the dips in the water while covering our faces with lovely kisses?
On Extreme Restraints
- “You know what? I've been thinking I should go there, because my butt plug doesn't stretch my anus in a way that's pleasurable to me anymore.”
- — Justin
On Grading On A Curve
- “At my school, when I was in college, in my major there was some rule like if you got below a C in a majors course you had to take it over, which always frustrated me as to why they even offered grades below a C if that was the case. Why not just fail the person.”
“It should just be A B. C and then Nope!”
- — Travis & Griffin
- “It seriously doesn't matter, and like there's a reverse side of this for if you bust your ass getting like straight A’s… like I worked really hard in college and I graduated cum load…”
- — Griffin
- Followed up upon in Episode 105: Daymare Pile of Watercolor Donors
- The title goof appears in this segment.
References & Links
- Intro was in reference to President Obama coming out in support of gay marriage on May 9, 2012.
- Followed up upon in Episode 200: The Two-Hundredth One