Wilson's 24-hour bug lays dormant for now, so he's back on today's episode of The 404 Podcast just in time to usher Hugh Hefner and his gang of co-eds into the studio! Trust me, if we had a magic lamp in the room we'd be rubbing it to no end for that wish to come true, but until that day comes we'll have to settle for Playboy Magazine centerfolds in 3D.
As expected, the only words Wilson can produce are, "Ohhhh my," but Jeff and I are just wondering if this is the last futile flail by a publication made completely obsolete by the Web's generous bounty of free content. And besides, anyone who cares about porn* knows that 3D video porn is already available to anyone with four grand and a set of misdirected priorities.
A new study angrily ripped from the pages of "No $&!# News" suggests that certain four-letter curse words can help alleviate physical pain triggered by receptors in the brain. Research for the study was conducted by Richard Stephens, a psychologist in Massachusetts who was inspired by the waterfall of swear words blurted out by his wife during labor pains.
He found that certain curse words, particularly the most common forms that start with F, S, C, D, B, P, M, and T (use your imagination) allowed both male and female subjects to keep a hand in chilly water longer. At its conclusion, the participants also reported feeling significantly less pain after letting off some verbal steam.
Tune in to hear each of our favorite curse words and a glimpse into why Jeff's mouth is so dirty that it just got sponsored by Dove.
Thanks to everyone who left us Calls from the Public echoing our rants on Facebook's latest blitz on Internet privacy. We're far from finished complaining, so stick around for the second half of the show where we expose more privacy pitfalls and threaten to jump ship back to the original social network: pen friends!