My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 435: The Pasta Poem
November 26, 2018 8:37 AM - Subscribe

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posted by Tevin (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As an MFA graduate and occasional poet, I was so delighted when Griffin started making fun of Ploughshares. I can confirm that burping secrets onto a page and shutting a book remains a popular school of poetry, and sometimes even a successful one, depending on the quality of the secrets and the burps. (Incidentally, I didn't know Rachel was a poet!)

I have read that Queen Elizabeth has her own toilet carried around with her for just such reasons as the McElroys outline. I haven't read that Prince Charles does, but he does apparently have people who guard the hallway on either side so that no one comes near any bathroom that he is in. I am sorry not to cite this important information.
posted by Countess Elena at 10:02 AM on November 26, 2018 [1 favorite]

I love the idea of Clint holding a grudge against Al Roker for making fun of his sons.
posted by meese at 7:32 PM on November 26, 2018 [4 favorites]

Rachel's reaction on twitter
posted by bigendian at 1:39 PM on November 27, 2018 [2 favorites]

As someone with an unused basement toilet, I'm pretty sure the actual answer is that if you have an old house in an old city and the toilet is low enough, gravity works against you for solids and you really don't want someone pooping in there if you're the landlord. But that's not nearly as funny.
posted by lazaruslong at 4:20 PM on November 27, 2018

It was also extremely frustrating that none of them have apparently been to a buffet where you can build your own sandwich, and that neither had the person who sent in the question or anybody who answered the question.

This was like when they were describing Damned Yankees a few episodes ago without any apparent knowledge of damn yankees and then Justin sang songs from Damn Yankees the next episode, or like when they made fun of hot meat beverages until they realized they were talking about soup.
posted by maxsparber at 9:11 AM on November 28, 2018

Fun fact, I was seriously considering using Candlenights in a story I'm working on as a nod to the McElroys but now I definitely won't, even if Justin saying it's trademarked was probably a goof.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:39 AM on December 3, 2018

Also, for a basement bathroom in Michigan it's extremely likely that the toilet drains into a waste sump with a sump pump, and more often than not such pumps can have a hard time pumping the sorts of things that go into a toilet. So if you're a landlord and you don't want to have to fix the pump in the bottom of a fetid hole you might just go ahead and make the toilet off-limits.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:06 PM on December 3, 2018

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