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Wednesday
Sep102014

126: I'll Take It To Go

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MOVERS & SHAKERS, this one's for you! Ever wondered about the things you bring with you when you're on the go? We share quizzes, trivia, and history about some iconic portable necessities: how the Nintendo Game Boy ruled the world and the genius behind it, we sure love our beverages and Colin's got a quiz about drinks on the go. And of course, FOOD - trivia about Chinese takeout, and the brilliant model of the fast food drive-through window. After you digest that food on the go, maybe stop by a portapottie? Because Dana has a whole quiz on THAT. Of course.

ALSO: Listener shout-outs, Bootylicious Um Actually

RUNTIME: 55 minutes 28 seconds

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According to my brother, Mitch, who is finishing a PhD in Classics (Latin and Greek), the fear of PortaPotties would translate to:

Planetamidophobia. The fear of traveling toilets, of wandering pots!

Thanks, gang, and I hope that works!

Tom

September 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTom Pentzer

The question about the weight of water once again reminds me of how neat the metric system is. Everything is very much related.
1 liter/litre (volume) is a 1 dm x 1 dm x 1 dm cube (distance) and weighs 1 kg (mass).

And water freezes at 0 °C instead of 32 °F. It boils at 100 °C instead of 212 °C. So nice.

September 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlien426

Lutropublicaphobia is the fear of public restrooms. This isn't specific to portapotties though lol. I love you guys, this was a really good episode. I was so syoled when the gameboy advanced came out. I had a slim, purple one with the red pokemon cartidge.

September 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScott

I don't know if I should invoke "Um, Actually" on Karen or on Trivial Pursuit, but Southern Comfort is definitely a liqueur, not a liquor.

September 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterC

When you guys where talking about the GameBoy. Someone brought up that Nintendo still had a patent on the Plus style D-pad. That patent actually expired in 2005. So, any company can use a Plus style D-pad now.

September 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZach

The Greek word for poop is "scubalon." So exoscubalophobia would be "fear of pooping outside," scubaloplanophobia would be "fear of wandering poop," and scubalophoretophobia would be "fear of portable poop."

Whichever of those best describes porta-potty anxiety I will leave to others.

September 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBen Wiles

My husband Corey noticed an "um actually" while you were discussing the Sega Game Gear batteries. Chris said it took 6 AAA batteries but it was actually 6 AA batteries. We love your show, keep it going! Best wishes from Waynesville, NC! We love you guys!

September 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSara H

Hi guys! Awesome show!
Being from Brazil, it is so much fun to listen to you guys talk about very familiar things to the american culture that I have just NEVER heard of! I have lots of fun trying to find out what it is you are talking about before actually looking it up! On this episode, it was Capri Sun! At first, it sounded so much like a fancy summery drink that you would get on the beach in a martini glass! Hahaha! INcorrect!
Keep up the awesome work!
Hugs from Brazil,
Helena

September 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHelena Rati

Was it just me, or did Karen's voice change in the last 45 seconds of the show?

September 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDarren

It's not that big of a deal or "Um Actually"-worthy, but I'm a New Orleans native and it's a personal pet peeve of mine when the city is pronounced "new or-LEENZ" or "new or-LEE-uhns." It should be "new OR-linz."

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEric

I came up with Forito for portable and toualeta for toilet so how about Frito-Lay-aphobio? Though that may be fear of corn chips

September 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdan oresic

Speaking of games, (this is a suggestion) you guys should research the game "Five Nights at Freddy's" and do a podcast about how games are changing some much since when they began, in terms of graphics and genre

September 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

Expanding on Nintendo's patent expiration of the D-pad, just take a glance at the Xbox One controller and you'll find a bona fide Nintendo style D-pad.

September 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBIGmog

For the sports enthusiast, do you know what sport, and which country, holds the longest winning streak? And how long the streak ran?

The sport is sailing,and the race is the Ten guinea Cup (later renamed the American's cup). America held the cup from 1857-1983 when Australia finally defeated the defenders.

September 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Albury

This was an awesome episode. In addition to the Cajun Lo Mein, you should check out St Louis style chop suey: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2006-11-15/news/st-louie-chop-suey/full/

Hey GJB! Just wanted to say that I love the show, and that it got me through a back injury recently, where I was bedridden for a couple weeks. I'm back on my feet now, and feeling better than ever, so I wanted to say thanks for keeping me sane during my ailment, and keep up the good work.

I'd also love it if you could talk in an upcoming show a bit more about some of the websites (or other sources) you check out to find out interesting facts and tidbits. Here are some of mine (that I put together), and I'd love it if you could share some of yours:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitecrow/22-brainy-corners-of-the-internet-for-lovers-of-kn-979j

Much love,

Mychael D.

September 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMychael D.

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