Episode 083: An Unexceptional Episode

President Obama’s State of the Union address? Meh. Practicing all your life one of two classical instruments because your mother says so? Snore. Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes? F***ING AWESOME. Okay, so we couldn’t exactly hit the mediocrity hat trick. BUT on a week when Internets were down in Egypt and Chicago, sickness spread across the nation, and broom closets became our only refuge, we still managed to pull together a whopper of an episode for you peeps. Enjoy it while sitting by a warm fire, sipping some hot cocoa as you await your inevitable frozen fate this fine winter…

This Week’s Post-show Song Pimpage: Jascha Heifetz plays Ibert “Le Petit Âne Blanc”

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7 Comments on "Episode 083: An Unexceptional Episode"

  1. rbzargon
    06/02/2011 at 8:01 am Permalink

    Whoa, Stephen at 53:38 you said it sort of helps to be a gymno-phile if you want to workout at a fitness center a lot. To prevent any future faux pas: gymno= nudity phile=loving

  2. StephenTorrence
    06/02/2011 at 9:54 am Permalink

    @rbzargon Whoa! Definitely didn’t intend that meaning. Thanks for the correction.

  3. kiki
    08/02/2011 at 5:13 pm Permalink

    The modern word “gymnasium” is derived from the words for “nude” and “exercise” because all Greek sporting and physical fitness activities were done in the nude. I have not found a single word that matches Stephen’s original intent. I would love to know if there is one meaning “lover of fitness” or “lover of exercise.” Words are awesome, gang. 😀

  4. KevSaund
    14/02/2011 at 9:54 am Permalink

    Wait, so are we implying that Stephen in *not* a lover of nudity?

  5. StephenTorrence
    14/02/2011 at 12:03 pm Permalink

    Not necessarily. Only that I am a lover of the gym and don’t know how to express that with a single clever Greek word.

  6. Matthew
    06/03/2011 at 12:27 pm Permalink


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