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John Lehr interviewed on Pop My Culture Podcast

John Lehr (“10 Items or Less” and an original Geico Caveman) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Blue Ivy Carter, Evel Knievel, fake choking, Beezow Doo-Doo Zoppitybop-Bop-Bop, baseball vs. football films, Heidi Klum, kid wars, bloody noses, falling in grocery stores viral videos, Noah Baumbach, Angelina Jolie’s wondrous lips, The Andy Griffith Show, junkyard dramas, uncomfortable makeup applications, Portland’s beards, and hanging with the guys from Friends at a secret Bevery Hills club.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first truly dangerous or ill-advised stunt or thing you tried to do as a kid) on our website for a chance to win a super comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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John Lehr with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland


  • Comment by Rob S. — January 26, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    If I’d a known about the making out I’d have found a way to SF. Blue Ivy sounds like a Bond Girl. Does John think that babies come out of the mom’s ass? Chaos theory: An infinite amount of monkeys typing on a infinite typewriters means that at one point you will get Shakespeare.

  • Comment by NL — January 27, 2012 @ 1:52 am

    I was not a daredevil as a kid, so my scariest stunts are limited to, like, jumping on and off the bed.

    Also, I agree with Vanessa about….men’s business downstairs. That whole section had me cringing! So painful and so funny.

  • Comment by Mattamatics — January 27, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Phenomenal as always, and I’m super pumped for Drew Carey.

    The first dangerous thing I did happened when I was 10 or 11. At the middle school near our house, we had what we called the “Roller Coaster”. It was in no way an actual roller coaster. What it was was an imaginary path from the top of the hill where the soccer field was, across the parking lot, then down the hill on to the track. The idea was that you ride your bike as fast as you can across the soccer field, then rocket down the hill, across the lot, and down the hill again, and try not to die. I made it.

    *Although, to be fair, I went back and did it again in high school, flipped over my handlebars down the second hill and blacked out for about a minute. Thank God for helmets, right?

  • Comment by Jim C — January 27, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    It seems Cole and Vanessa aren’t up on their Simpsons:

    Burns: This is a thousand monkeys working at a thousand typewriters. Soon … they will have written the greatest novel known to man.
    (rips sheet out of cigarette smoking monkey’s typewriter)
    Let’s see… “It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times” ?!
    (wads it up and throws it at monkey)
    You stupid monkey!
    (monkey shrieks)
    Oh, shut up.

    Great pod. First dangerous thing? I’d rather not comment.

  • Comment by Rebecca D — February 2, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    This show makes me ridiculously happy.

    The first truly dangerous thing I did was traipse carelessly through the forest and inadvertently anger a wood nymph. I have had mud slowly dripping from my nose ever since, because hey, who could really live with lush below-the-waist fungus?

    Or maybe it was the time I believed in the magic of Mary Poppins so fiercely I jumped from the (albeit quite low) roof confidently clutching an open umbrella…

  • Comment by DJ — February 3, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Another top show. “I’ll just go home and jack-off – you can’t stop me!” Ahh yes, true words spoken from a true bloke. Also enjoyed the Simpsons quote above.

    Two incredibly stupid things we did “round our way” growing up. First – we’d go down these “bogs” as we called it – like a marshy wooded area, to look for cars that joyriders had dumped. Sometimes they’d set them on fire and leave them. Other times, we get in the cars they hadn’t torched, set the car on fire and then sit in it and the last to jump out of the burning car was the winner. I did this like 3 or 4 times. On one of the last times we ever did this, the gas tank exploded after like about 20 seconds after the last of us had got out the car. Stupid, stupid, stupid! Another thing we did at around this time was make each other pass out. You get somebody to stand against a wall and then make them take really deep breaths for like a minute and then after a minute you exhale all the air from your lungs as your friends push on your chest and boom – you drop like Tommy Cooper. You blackout and have a tiny little dream sometimes. It’s stupid! We got this one lad to breathe in and out for like 5 minutes and then we pushed on his chest and he fell on the floor and his body started twitching all over so we legged it! The lad was alright but he never spoke to us again. What a cheek! And yes, I did have a NES and a MegaDrive (Genesis) growing up. Just not many games!

    Thanks again for another awesome show.

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