Episode 51

#46 Flowers For Norma


August 18th, 2016

54 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

It's Episode 46 of the Is This A Thing Podcast! 

"Flowers For Norma"

Starring: Marc, Dan, and Akshat! 

Potential Things This Week: 

  • Gifting A Janitor You Know at Work: This is a listener question! Hooray! Is it okay to get a gift a janitor that cleans up your office? How about your favorite barista? And what do you truly get a 65 year old Jamaican woman who is going to leave the country soon?
  • DnD Names: Another listener topic yay! How do you go about naming your DnD character? Is there a formula? Of course there is, dummy! Why would you waste our time with questions like that! Time's precious, and here you are questioning. Ugh. Well anyways, maybe you'd like to be Ink "Bottle" Stevens? Have you heard of the legendary adventures of Wireless "Charger" Johnson? 
  • Makeup For Men: Can men wear makeup? Will other men allow this act to occur? Will there by rioting in the streets? Look, it's all about enacting a change. There was a dark time in our young nation's history where codpieces were as looked down upon as murder or eating at a Burger King. But now every man enjoys the advantages, comforts, and if I can be so bold, pleasures that codpieces bring to our lives. And it all started with Codpiece Jones, a civil rights activist from (what he claimed was) the third dimension. He was from Iowa. He was a hero. 

It's Episode 46 of the Is This A Thing Podcast! Today we're off to a weird start. There's slurping, Akshat's been watching Russian street fight videos, it's all a mess. But we have wonderful listener questions from two different people, and they're asking life's most difficult questions. What do you get a Jamaica-Bound old Jamaican woman you've become friends with at work because you work late often and she comes and cleans out the office? What could even compare to the joy and light she's brought into your life? Well, some shitty empanadas aren't a bad place to start. We also come up with a foolproof way of creating names for your DnD characters. You can try it at home, it's fun! Here's a name: Green "Juice" Roberts. That's a solid DnD character name right there. Finally, we talk about whether men can wear makeup, but mostly talk about whether men should wear makeup, and then mostly really why men can't wear makeup. Spoilers: it's because of society. Society's the worst. 

"Aw Fuck Yeah! Get that bitch a casserole!"

Special thanks to Fletcher Magellan for our theme song, "Oh, No!" off his upcoming album Became a Stranger. Listen to it on his Bandcamp, and follow him on Facebook for more information about show dates and tour info