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PG-003 The Fourth of July Show

In this episode we welcome our new sponsor “Lightnin Buggzzz,” the “Diaper With A Social Conscience.”

Plus, we dive into the following topics:

Fireworks: What would the 4th of July be without fireworks? And what would it be like in a state in which fireworks are completely illegal, so nobody has them at all, right, because everyone is a law-abiding citizen, right? Well, not in our neighborhood. Actually this year was a relatively quiet one, but you’ll hear a few clips recorded in our back yard. Other than that, the safety people are always happy to blow up a watermelon!

The Randy Scuffle Papers: Yes, we pitch the book, but not too hard. Just a brief discussion of the concept and some discussion of bologna and meat as art. You really should check out The Randy Scuffle Papers. Phil also has a blog he updates every once in a while. Check that out too!

ICD-10 Codes: More ICD-10 codes. This time Phil and Rita have a plan to take down the entire healthcare system’s ability to monitor disease. You can help. Project Orca is underway.

Spam Haiku: Rita had a great idea last episode. She thought some of the garbage found in spam emails might contain unintentional haikus. Well, she was right! Phil found a few and reads them to her with love. Even the dirty ones.

Jenny Seay: We say goodbye to Jenny after an 8 year run as the genius behind the Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series. Hear Phil learn to say the word “cafe.” Seriously, Jenny, you will be missed and we will do all we can to keep things entertaining. Bon voyage!

NOTE: we were experiencing some audio distortion on earlier episodes; this episode has been recorded at a higher bitrate, and that should solve any problems. The downside is it is a larger file. You can either have it small and shitty or big and awesome. Right now we’ll try big and awesome.

That’s it for this episode. Share your thoughts at: comments at prehensileandgretel.com, or here on this blog in the comments section.


-Phil and Rita



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PG-001 Geology of the Cranium

Here it is. The very first Prehensile and Gretel show. We cover a lot of ground in just 20 minutes:

ICD-10 Code Mockery

These are the codes used to describe medical conditions. Some of them are funny. If you google “funny ICD-10 codes” or “stupid ICD-10 codes” you can find a whole lot of complaining about it. We reference this book: Struck by Orca: ICD-10 Illustrated. Not by name of course, because Phil couldn’t remember the name of the book. Or half of what he’s trying to talk about here. This particular book is at Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1dXLYKe

Barbie and Ken Heads in Special Places

There’s probably an ICD-10 Code for that too, although no one will admit it.

Kung Fu Fighting

This references an old song that was on the radio all the time in 1974. Rita can’t hear it without thinking of an early crush and the extreme letdown that ensued. (see Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SobQQWTmfbA

Iggy Pop

King of all and possibly related to Rita.

Geology of the Cranium

We randomly pull from our special cigar box of suggested words and ideas, a slip of paper that says “Geology of the Cranium” and go from there.

The Benefits of Dog Math

We selfishly profit from Laszlo the Schnauzer’s ability to target his caloric burn.


Mixed memories for the two of us. Rita’s are benevolent. Phil’s are more traumatic.


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