In the time since our last show, the news has been filled with Wikileaks, Podesta emails, Trump, and Clinton. Blech! Like many of you, Lyle and I are just about over this election cycle. For that reason, we decided to veer from the current events and talk about Darwin Awards. So, if you’re ready for a laugh, click play and listen to Episode 32 of Beer & Bros.
For any of you who aren’t familiar with the Darwin Awards, here’s a little info. Charles Darwin was, and remains, one of the most influential people in history, most notably for his contributions to the science of evolution. The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek jab – a joke award – bestowed upon people who do stupid things resulting in their removal from the gene pool. This can be done either by dying or rendering oneself incapable of having children. After all, fewer dumb people makes for a better society. Amirite?
During the show, we talked about a lot of people who died while doing stupid things. Folks, by far, the stupidest and most common way for folks to die involves firearms. Stupid people trying to be cool, badass, or gangster while posing with guns of all manner are the leaders in Darwin Awarddom. Two of the award recipients we talked about died by gun – one who wondered if his bulletproof vest actually worked, and another who thought it would be cool to have a picture of himself with a sawn-off shotgun pointed at his head. Dumb.
We also talked about a guy who decided to rob a building while it was being fumigated – the type of fumigation that required the place to be enclosed in a tent and hazmat signs posted.
Then there was the guy who thought it’d be cool to make an old SCUBA tank into pot-smoking apparatus. Well, while preparing his “SCUBA bong,” he accidentally knocked the tank off of the work bench. When it hit the concrete floor the tank ruptured, launching shrapnel toward the would-be inventor and destroying his testicles.
Have you heard the one about the guy who tried to snap a selfie with a camera that was attached to an explosive device? How about the woman who thought it’d be a good idea to lie on top of a mattress, on top of a moving van? Maybe you heard about the girl who thought she could go half-dead and say goodbye to her friend who’d committed suicide. Or, the best one in my opinion, the guy who had a come to Jesus…
For these and more, Listen to this episode. Click play. Let us know what you think, and thanks for tuning in.
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