055 - A Proper Dumpster Fire | Summary and Q&A

February 16, 2018
Dear Hank and John
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055 - A Proper Dumpster Fire


In this episode of Dear Hank and John, the brothers discuss the state of the world, the feeling of sadness, attending conferences, and the latest news from AFC Wimbledon and Mars.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Why do people enjoy sad movies, songs, and books?

There are several theories, including the idea that it allows people to experience emotions without the consequences of real-life situations and the concept of catharsis.

Q: How can I help my best friend decide whether or not to get married?

It's important to approach the topic with empathy and understanding, avoiding blame or guilt. Encourage open and honest conversations about values and goals.

Q: Can you get a caffeine buzz from inhaling the steam of coffee?

While it is possible to inhale water vapor with dissolved caffeine, the steam you smell from coffee does not contain caffeine.

Q: What is a "Messi" in the context of soccer?

Lionel Messi is an Argentine soccer player who is considered one of the best in the world. Calling someone the "Messi" of their country means they are the best player in their respective nation.

Q: Any tips for attending a conference?

Wear comfortable shoes, bring snacks, be open to meeting new people, and make sure to have a balance between planned events and spontaneous experiences.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The world is currently a "dumpster fire," but the brothers find solace in their personal lives and their work on the podcast.

  • It is possible to sell cold fresh potty water, but it is not recommended due to health concerns.

  • The pronunciation of words and the importance of empathy are discussed, along with tips for attending conferences and dealing with difficult situations.

  • The Mars 2020 Rover's design has been completed, and it will be exploring different areas of Mars while collecting samples.

  • AFC Wimbledon will be sponsored by Nerdfighteria, and their beloved striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa, has signed with Wycombe Wanderers.

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