The Best Debate in the Universe - Journalist Kurt Eichenwald recently had a man arrested for sending him a GIF that induced a seizure. That started a debate on whether or not you can assault someone with a GIF. So the debate this week is: CAN YOU ASSAULT SOMEONE WITH A GIF?
Monday April 3rd 2017
Can you kill someone with a GIF? Comedian Ron Babcock joins the debate this week, right on the heels of launching his #1 bestselling comedy album, "This Guy." Ron argues FOR weaponized GIFs, while Southern Lawyer Maddox makes an appearance. Plus we discuss the horrors of seizures and how a Disneyland trip of mine got cut short due to one. Here's Ron's new comedy album, and a certain Armenian satirist's arm made an appearance on the cover of this album. See if you can guess which one:
Here's a great animated clip from the album:
We also received an incredible care package from a long-time listener and fan of the show, Genevieve, all the way from Australia. She sent us a ton of awesome stuff from down under:
And in case you couldn't read it in the image above, here's the first sentence I read from James Joyce's Ulysses when I flipped through the book. Looks like a good read honestly:
The big announcement is coming up, sign up for the book mailing list here:
Bonus episode #2 is coming soon, and here's #1:
We also discovered that our own Mikey Bolts is very photogenic. Check out this Renaissance-like photo of ya boy:
We also introduced a new Rucka drop, his famous "yeah!" I hear him saying this in my head randomly throughout the week. We also discussed our weekly ritual: Fried Chicken Tuesday. Are you part of the Fried Chicken Tuesday Crew (FCTC)? Get on it.
Finally we round out the episode with a really shitty Cristiano Ronaldo bust, rivaling Lucille Ball's from last year. Here they are side-by-side:
And here's my buddy Smearballs' (Nick DenBoer's) video rendering of the bust:
The voicemail number is: 1-562-58-I-RULE (1-562-584-7853).
CNET - Kurt Eichenwald's Twitter assailant arrested
NY Times - Eichenwald's wife found him after he received the GIF and called the cops
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