Oct 17th 14 / by blurbed

35: There Are Two Holes In The Basement Wall

In this episode, we reminisce about how stupid we were before we had kids. And happy. Probably because we could get sleep whenever we wanted. There’s a reason sleep deprivation is used as a torture technique.

We take two brief breaks, one for a commercial and one to talk about Lex’s manscaping.

Basically, everything we thought about having kids was wrong.

The Friedmans used the Moby wrap to carry their kids until they lost one in it.

You’re not going to be able to reason with kids so learn about primal scream therapy.

When you have kids, you must talk about their poop. All the time. If your kid needs a probiotic, the Moltzes use this one which tastes great.

Moltz has Nanoblocks but he’d probably do better with Duplo.

In answer to Jon’s question about what a banshee is a spirit usually seen as an omen of death. Or an X-Man.

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Oct 9th 14 / by blurbed

34: You’ll Never Love a Clown Again

This time we’re going to talk about the stories that get told. Some of them are lies, some of them are just fiction. Which is kind of like lying.

Relevant films for some of Jon’s kid’s lies are The Sixth Sense and Poltergeist. Also, Shakes The Clown.

Speaking of lying, we clear up what’s not a lie but interesting nonetheless: when Lex has talked about riding a bike in past episodes, he’s been talking about a TerraTrike. Just for the record.

As for literature, Moltz’s son likes joke books. Jon recommends Captain Underpants which Moltz seconds. Moltz also recommends Timmy Failure. Harry Potter, of course, is good for kids who are maybe 8 and up.

We also talk about Minecraft. It’s very popular. What’s not popular is guys in Britain dressing up as clowns and standing around in the dark. Holy crap, no.

Our thanks to Ubooly for sponsoring this episode. Ubooly is a free app in the App Store that features fun activities for you kids that features voice recognition and keeps kids from becoming screen zombies. Like Moltz. Save your kids before it’s too late. Don’t let them end up like Moltz. Use the offer code “turningthiscararound” on Ubooly’s web site to save 20 percent on the Ubooly accessories.

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Oct 2nd 14 / by blurbed

33: Mucous Powers Activate!

Let’s get something straight before we get into notes: the fact that Jon Armstrong was able to filter out the DEAFENING SOUND OF GRINDING that was going on on his end is sheer wizardry and he should be feared for his magics. Now, notes.

We’re going to talk about school sickness because it’s that time of year again, but first we discuss the classic late ’70s film Breaking Away and the classic ’80s film Pretty In Pink. That Amazon link there, by the way, has that movie for $4.63 which is a steal.

A good thing to do when you’re home sick is to play Minecraft. Maybe you’ve heard of it.

If you’re not sick and you’re in kindergarten, your biggest concern is when the hell you’re going to get to play with the toy kitchen?

This episode also features a surprise guest who may or may not be Lex’s son who’s adorable and should not have to put up with our crap.

Then Lex and Moltz announce their tech podcast — The Rebound — that doesn’t include Jon and it’s suuuper uncomfortable. You should tune in for at least that part.

We spend a little time talking about new smartphones because nerds.

When the kid is sick, the Moltzes will sometimes go to the Benadryl. And sometimes they’ll even give it to the kid. Frankly, I don’t even want to link to this but we talk about these horrors so I guess I have to: it’s some disgusting syringe to suck snot out of a kid’s head.

And somehow we close with the Swedish bikini team ad. I DON’T KNOW.

Sponsor: Once again, our thanks to DayOne for sponsoring this episode. DayOne is the place to record your daily events, feelings, pictures and more. Get it.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

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Sep 18th 14 / by blurbed

32: Stay Off-Property

Just remember, no podcast starts weirder than this one. That’s our promise to you, the listener.

But on this episode we talk about theme park vacations. Which are crazy expensive. Let’s just be clear about that.

For California Disneyland, Jon recommends the Hyatt Regency. When visiting Universal Florida, stay at the Loews Protofino Bay Hotel because the Expresspass is included in the price.

When going to Disneyworld, Moltz recommends the Magicpass wristband for convenience. Lex uses the AllEars.net web site for Disney tips.

If you’re in marketing or advertising, you might even be able to deduct your trip. Talk to you accountant.

Sponsor: Once again, our thanks to DayOne for sponsoring this episode. DayOne is the place to record your daily events, feelings, pictures and more. Get it.

Follow us: @ttcashow. Lex Friedman can be found @lexfri, John Moltz can be found @Moltz and Jon Armstrong is @blurb.

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