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Would You Rather…

Today’s episode “Would You Rather…” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

We’re back! And this week we follow up our Never Have We Ever episode with a healthy dose of this or that using a mega Would You Rather list of questions. Would you rather have a giraffe neck or an elephant nose? Explore deep space or deep ocean? Burp before every sentence or smile after every sentence? Believe us, the answers are harder than you think in most cases. We had a lot of fun with these questions, and not surprisingly, both of us pretty much had the same responses! So grab a pen and paper to play along and see how well you align with your favorite podcast gurls!

The links for the lists we used are from Mantelligence website and Sign Up Genius website.

As for the other questions that arose during our course of conversation… You know, the “what are those female pee devices called,” “are there such things as Mexican boots with super long toes”, “how creepy was Rodney Alcala on The Dating Game,” and “wasn’t there an Indiana Jones/Crusader Pepsi commercial back in the day?” here are the answers (and one teeny tiny correction):

SheWHAT? The, ah, shenis we were talking about…SheWee? SheGo? Go Girl? Welp, the FUD (feminine urination device) is available by a few different names on Amazon. There is a She Wee (this link is for the military style just in case pink is too cute for you), but the Go Girl is what Kris purchased for camping. Just to clarify, She Go is a song. Sorry we lumped your music in with our pee funnels Hirie.

Is That Your Boot Or Are You Just Happy To See Us Señor? The boots are real, as discussed in this Wikipedia article. They are called Mexican Pointy Boots. Yes. Yes they are. The name in Spanish sounds so much better: Botas Picudas Mexicanas. This unique footwear – which can be up to 5 feet long (that’s one Kris or Kym, btw), became popular around 2009 in the town of Monterrey in the Mexican state of Nuevo León.

That’s a mighty big Bota Picudas Mexicanas, sir. This image was uploaded to Wikipedia Commons using Flickr upload bot on 5 August 2011, 15:05 by Nesnad. On that date, it was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the license indicated. There. Don’t sue us. Please. If you listen to the podcast you’ll know we be broke.

And You Thought Online Dating Is Scary! (It is.) In case you absolutely need to cringe today, watch the infamous The Dating Game clip from 1978 where contestant Cheryl Bradshaw flirted with and later chose as her date Bachelor Number One: Rodney Alcala, a then-unknown vicious serial killer. He somehow got on the show even though he was already registered as a sex offender prior to taping. That’s the 70’s for ya. For Cheryl’s story about that experience, read this article. She got the epic nope-out vibes backstage while talking to him and decided to back out. Thank. Goodness. Unfortunately, despite being sentenced to death, this guy is still breathing as of this writing. We aren’t linking to the YouTube video on this website, because honestly, we don’t want to add to his infamy any more than we already have. We do encourage you to say a prayer for the women who survived this monster, and the families of those women who did not. You can find their names on this Wikipedia page (scroll to the bottom).

Pepsi or Coke? Alas, Kris misspoke. Well, sort of. She got the movie (Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade) correct, and she got the Crusader’s tagline right, but made the gravest of soda rivalry errors when she said it was for Pepsi. If you were yelling “DIET COKE!” during this part of the episode, you, our friend, did indeed choose wisely. And you also have a very good memory. Here’s the 1989 commercial for DIET COKE (all the emphasis tools used here, because we KNOW people. We know. Pepsi fanatics and Coca-Cola fanatics, everybody just calllllllm down):

Some People Call Me Confused. Midnight cowboy, Kris? No. No, Maurice the parrot was actually named after Maurice from the 1973 song The Joker by Steve Miller Band, in which the midnight reference belongs to a toker, not a cowboy. Now, in Kris’ defense, Midnight Cowboy was a critically acclaimed movie from 1969 starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. So, again, mash-up mistakes occur on the regular here in the Mugly Truth coffee shop booth.

Oh, and one last thing. Yes, we realize there’s a huge chunk of a promised blog item missing. Yes. But you see, that ambitious idea about making a list of all our answers and trying to make a story out of it? Believe us when we tell you it’s better not to subject you to that boredom. The list got axed about 1/8 of the way through. You’re so vurrry welcome friends.

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Would You Rather…” on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Never Have We Ever!

Today’s episode “Never Have We Ever!” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

No big post today, we’re just stopping by to say, “HEY! Listen to today’s episode!” We had fun recording our “have you ever?” segment while sitting on a boat in a marina. Even better though, after we recorded we took a quick ride out to the Long Beach Harbor for a water-side view of Queen Mary, our favorite haunted ship. It was truly a wonderful day out in the sun (we have the burns to keep the memory fresh) and fresh air, seeing our local destinations from a new perspective, literally. It was a much needed afternoon after being cooped up for almost 2 months. And yes, we practiced social distancing all day long.

Oh yeah! Links time. Funny how we forget, but gotta give credit to our sources:

Have fun using this next time you Zoom, or meet up with small groups of family or friends, wherever you live. Just stay smart, stay safe, and still try to stay home as much as possible. Most importantly, stay healthy.

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Never Have We Ever!” on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Sound of Music!

Today’s episode “Sound of Music” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Hey folks, let’s get the preliminary 10-minute chitchat out of the away: Covid-19, Quarantine, TikTok, California Jail System. Now let’s get to the meat and potatoes of today’s episode: MUSIC. If you’re like us, music is a big part of your life. Music has a way of getting into your soul, mixing it all up, and afterwards, you’re ever so slightly changed. Want to get pissed, pumped, inspired, uplifted, cry like a baby, tell someone how you feel when you can’t find the words, dance like nobody’s watching? There’s a playlist just waiting to be made for ALL of that. Music is the language of the universe that has the power to bridge the gap between any two (or more) people wherever they meet somewhere in this world of ours. Music reaches into us on a cellular level. That’s powerful. That’s magical.

AND if you’re like us, you need to a shot of positivity right about now. So, today we talk about some of the music that we’ve been listening to lately…music that has helped us connect with our happier selves.

Today’s list is just a mere shaving off the top of the whole library of killer music we love. We could probably do an entire year of just talking about music, but for now, here’s a start.

There’s a method to our madness below. 1. If there’s an official band video, we’ll embed that. You might have to deal with ads. (Just click the Skip Ad option when it pops up.) 2. We’ll use the title for each song to link the page the embedded video is from.

We’ll kick this one off with Kym’s list of booty-shakin’ shower-singin’ songs:

Imagine Dragons: On Top of the World

Imagine Dragons, On Top of the World, from Night Visions album, 2013, Interscope records.

Modest Mouse: Float On

Modest Mouse, Float On, from Good News for People Who Love Bad News album, 2004, Epic records.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: I Won’t Back Down

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I Won’t Back Down, from Full Moon Fever album, 1989, MCA records.

Sam Hunt: House Party

Sam Hunt, House Party, from Montevallo album, 2014, MCA Nashville records.

Ziggy Marley ft. Sean Paul: Three Little Birds

Ziggy Marley ft. Sean Paul, Three Little Birds

Imagine Dragons: Thunder

Imagine Dragons, Thunder, from Evolve album, 2017, Interscope records.

Panic! At The Disco: High Hopes

Panic! At the Disco, High Hopes, from Pray for the Wicked album, 2018, Fueled by Ramen records.

Ylvis: The Fox (yes we did)

Ylvis, The Fox, single, 2013, EMI Norway records.

Now let’s hear with other fox had to sa…. BWAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAA. See? These are the things you get to do when you write the blog.

Anyway, here’s Kris’ list:

The Five Stairsteps: O-o-h Child

The Five Stairsteps, O-o-h Child, from Stairsteps album, 1970, Buddah records.

Garth Brooks: The River

Garth Brooks, The River, from Ropin’ the Wind album, 1992, Liberty records. Garth isn’t readily available in official content on YouTube or iTunes. Kris is vurrrrry sad as she used to have this song on disc but it’s long gone, and she can’t buy it on iTunes. Sad emoji. Anyway. Take the time to listen to his intro, because the song is worth hearing even if it isn’t the original, official version.

Foo Fighters: Times Like These

Foo Fighters, Times Like These, from One by One album, 2003, RCA records.

(Bonus) Foo Fighters: Learn To Fly

Foo Fighters, Learn to Fly, from There is Nothing Left to Lose album, 1999, RCA records. This song is roll-your-windows-down awesome and deserves a spot here not just for that, but because this is still one of the very best videos ever made in videoland ever. EVER.

Alicia Keys: Girl on Fire

Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire, from Girl on Fire album, 2012, RCA records.

Blue Swede: Hooked on a Feeling (Ooga Chaka!)

Blue Swede, Hooked on a Feeling, from Hooked on a Feeling album, 1974, EMI records.

Chuck Ragan: Come Around

Chuck Ragan, Come Around, from Covering Ground album, 2011, SideOneDummy records. LISTEN TO HIS INTRO. Powerful.

X: See How We Are

X, See How We Are, from See How We Are album, 1987, Elektra records.

X: Fourth of July

X, Fourth of July, from See How We Are album, 1987, Elektra records.

David Cook: The Time of My Life

David Cook, The Time of My Life, from David Cook album, 2008, RCA records.

Dishwalla: Far Away

Dishwalla, Far Away, from Dishwalla album, 2005, Orphanage records.

(Bonus) Dishwalla: Counting Blue Cars

Dishwalla, Counting Blue Cars, from Pet Your Friends album, 1996, A&M records.

Jason Mraz: Living in the Moment

Jason Mraz, Living in the Moment, from Love is a Four Letter Word album, 2012, Atlantic records.

All American Rejects: Move Along

All American Rejects, Move Along, from Move Along album, 2005, Interscope records.

(Bonus) Bill Withers: Lovely Day

Bill Withers, Lovely Day, from Menagerie album, 1977, Columbia records. Because we can’t think of a better way to end this blog. I mean, given some time, we could, but WHY? It’s a LOVELY DAY!

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Sound of Music” on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Face Time

Today’s episode “Face Time” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

There is no big blog post today, since today’s podcast episode has no main topic, and we pretty much Siri’d whatever questions we came up with in the course of our catching up. We celebrate successfully recording face-to-face for the first time in over a month…while social distancing. California weather has changed (Friday was DRASTIC with 100 degree temps!) and we both wanted to hang out in Kym’s front yard and decided to record while doing it. Thankfully the early morning hours on Saturday were filled with lovely (and comfortable) sunshine, birds, lizards, dogs barking in the distance, occasional tractor noises, and one fiancé’s vurrrry loud music as he drove away. We maintained safe distancing during the recording, and because we were so excited to catch up, we continued to chat for a few more hours after breaking down the equipment. Kym sat in one shady spot, Kris in the other, both happy as clams. Join us as we revel in our friendship, bitch about Covidiocy, and laugh over our latest obsession: TikTok. Especially Leslie Jordan on TikTok. Oh, and that savage Tiger King.

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Face Time on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Bored in the House!

Today’s episode “Bored in the House” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Are you bored in the house? Are you in the house bored? (thank you Tyga X Curtis Roach) Need a new hobby on the cheap? Want a fresh perspective on that old box of Chutes and Ladders? Today Kym drops some clues on inexpensive hobbies and Kris has trivia about board-games, jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Because singing a song about useless game knowledge on your guitar you just learned to play goes a long way with breaking the ice at your next Zoom par-tay! WHOOP WHOOP! BOARD IN THE HOUSE!

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Kym kicks things off with some great ideas for keeping your mind and body busy (Kris has not broken the couch/tv habit yet, but there is always room for hope). There’s always meditation and yoga, yah yah….but what about baking amazing bread? Go ahead and learn. Your jeans will thank you for giving them time off to pay more attention to your sweatpants. (You might want to channel your inner Great British Baking Show contestant Val, who always got her cardio in whilst whisking, so getting back into your jeans won’t take so long).

When was the last time you read a book? You don’t have to have an actual paper book, there’s always Kindle and iBooks, and if you’re broke – like the over 22 million other people in America on unemployment – you can “borrow” a digital book from your local library.

If reading ain’t your thing, how about starting an herb or succulent garden? No room? No problem…even apartment dwellers can have a tiny box garden to help spice up all those amazing meals they’re learning to cook via YouTube and TikTok. Speaking of, so you think you can dance? Go toe to toe with the rest of the world in 60 seconds or less with the latest TikTok dance craze.

Other ideas include candlemaking, writing, poetry, learn to crochet or knit, and learning calligraphy. And there’s always learning how to pick a lock. We’re just saying, use your newfound power for good.

Kris then gets into her portion of the episode, talking about the greatest American pastime: Crossword puzzles!!! YEAH! Baseball what? That’s right. Live life on the edge, do your puzzle with a pen. Boom. Cruciverbalists can thank Liverpool native Arthur Wayne who immigrated to America, and worked for the New York World as the editor for the “Fun” section of the paper. In 1913, for the Christmas edition, he spiced up the page with a new puzzle: a diamond shaped grid with the word FUN across the top to start readers off. The readers loved it and the rest is, as you know, history.

First crossword puzzle that appeared in the New York World paper Christmas, 1913. Created by Arthur Wayne. Photo from Wikipedia, public domain.

Moving on to more insanely fun and interesting history trivia, yeah, it’s all about jigsaw puzzles! We’ll wait while you catch your breath. It’s ok. We know. It’s almost too much to bear. Anyway, these puzzles have a longer history than our dear crosswords, having been around since the 18th century. Apparently cartographer John Spilsbury thought it would be a grand idea to whip out his hatchet, chop a wooden map into bits, and then ask friends to put the pieces back together. That must have been an amazing party.

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Kris rounds off this episode of majestic trivia with a (truly) fun list of facts about popular board games Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Clue, and Scrabble. For instance…do you know the name of the crook in Monopoly jail or the cop who put him there? Does Mr. Monopoly (not his first name, btw) actually wear a monocle? Do you know the origins of Chutes and Ladders were actually to teach karmic lessons? Yep, your 5 year old is playing a game meant to teach the difference between virtues like Faith or Kindness apart from evil behavior like Theft and Drunkeness. It’s the ol’ desire and destiny playbook for today’s recess boys and girls. Go ahead and read them the origin story of Cinderella for good measure. While the littles are napping and you nip out to buy more boxed wine, just mutter “MUZJIKS” (thank you Scrabble) in a bad Russian accent at people. Don’t forget to sneer. That should keep everyone 6 feet away at all times.

To read the articles we discuss, as well as other information we bring up in the episode, please check out the following links:

Quarantine 12 (11? 13? We can’t count them all) by Kym:

Kris calls Kym’s list, and raises her 6 more!

  • Ya’ll are drinking to that! Apparently American alcohol consumption is WAY up during these heady self-quarantine days.
  • You Say SATOR I Say RASTOR: Details on that cool little 5 word/25 letter palindrome can be found right here.
  • Game on! For all things Hasbro, including the games we mention above, go here.
  • X’s and O’s. For the December 2019 Smithsonian Magazine article by Deb Amien, please read How the Crossword Became an American Pastime. And now you know forever more pastime is not spelled with two t’s. The things you learn on the internet. My word. (See what we did there. That’s slap-your-knee HIIIIIIII-larious that is).
  • Pick Up the Pieces. To piece together the intricate history of the jigsaw puzzle (we’re beside ourselves with amazement at our ability to pun. We are also exceptionally tired), please read this June 2015 article at thegamewhiz.com: Interesting Facts About the Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Board in da House! Definitely check out this buzzfeed.com list of board-game trivia by Adam Ellis, 60 Facts About Board Games That Will Change The Way You Think About Family Game Night

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Bored in the House!” on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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