Friday, September 18, 2009

Hermaphrodites! Running! Australia! Podcast!

If there's one group that doesn't get talked about nearly enough here at Feet Meet Street, it's hermaphrodites. (Oh, and Welcome Back my eastern European traffic!) I've long felt this blog was missing that hermaphroditic touch.* So, in an effort to correct that, we discussed Caster Semenya's sexual identity test results at length on the just issued, hot-of-the-press Banned On The Run podcast episode. Go there. Do it. Especially if you are hermaphrodite-curious.

An even better reason to go there, however, is to hear tales of running in the Australian outback from Kristina the Marathon Mama. She spent nearly three weeks trail running in the bush. She's like Dian Fossey except not gorillas but dingoes. (And I'm sure her fate will be much brighter.) Despite our best and repeated attempts to drag the conversation down to a childish, feces flinging level, Kristina somehow managed to divulge some interesting information. What a jerk. Take your fancy complete sentences and stories that don't end with someone farting in someone else's face to another podcast, will ya'. Try ending a sentence with a preposition once in awhile. I like to.

Of course, Vanilla, RazZ and Amy are there. Nothing I could do about that folks. As The Facts of Life so aptly taught us: "You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life."

So, do yourself a treat this morning and download/listen to the latest podcast. You might laugh and learn, which is great. Or, you might be disgusted and annoyed for wasting your time with such drivel. In that case, won't the rest of your day seem so much better then? You're welcome either way.

We've now featured two guests in a row: John from Hella Sound and Kristina. Who is going to be next? It could be YOU so go do something interesting and/or benefit us in some way. I'm sure John and Kristina would both tell you that the podcast experience with us is completely wonderful. After all, the main feedback we get after taping is either (a) "who should be named in the slander suit I've prepared?" or (b) "how many showers does it take to wash the shame, regret, and humiliation of BOTR off of me?"** Such kidders!

Here's Episode 4 of BOTR.

Thanks to Kristina for joining us. And, trust me, it was no problem at all to include a link to your blog in a post that features HERMAPHRODITES so prominently. Go take another shower.

Happy trails.

* I just teed one up for you all, let's hear what you can do with it. Don't disappoint.
** Answers? (a) Vanilla and (b) Usually several showers combined with a deep period of introspection answering questions such as "How did my life turn out this way?" and "What did I do to deserve this?" plus time. Time heals all wounds.

Folks, my legs are shredded. Not shredded in the steroid-popping, muscle-bulging kinda way but dead dog tired. I guess I will taper for that half-marathon on September 27th. Ten days is a long enough taper for a half right? I could barely maintain a 7:05 pace for 9 miles last night.


Morgan said...

Now I'm going to have the "Facts of Life" theme song stuck in my head for the Thanks.

RazZDoodle said...

1) You *always* capitalize Facts of Life. Always.

2) No reference to the Crying Game?

3) So now we're just choosing anyone? They have to be hot.

Jess said...

Glad to hear you have such high standards for who you feature on the podcast. What's the point of my listening if it's just any old person haha.

Roisin said...

Hermaphrodites? Like the Schwarzenneger movie?

Kristina said...

1. I don't so much mind being included in a post with the word 'hermaphrodites,' since you didn't make a comparison between my podcast appearance and Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman.
2. And yes, Razz, for consistency's sake, they have to be hot.

Rural Runner E said...

Eastern Europe a hotbed of hermaphordites? That is some new informtion to put in my roledex I am sure I do not need.

sRod said...

That is the best two line intro to a blog post ever!!

I'm finally getting around to listening to the BotR episodes. These are awesome! This is (running-dork) gold.

Danielle said...

Can't hermaphrodites reproduce without a partner? Why would they need to touch me?


Danielle said...

Also, I have a 25 hour drive to Seattle coming up. Your podcast better entertain me or else... I'll be bored or something. Do you think you all could do a 25 hour long one for me?

X-Country2 said...

Awww, "I could barely maintain a 7:05 pace". My wallet's too small for my 50s and my diamond shoes are too tight!

Anonymous said...

"Teh Facts of Life" rocked. Jo was my first girl crush. 'Cause her hermaphroditic qualities really did it for me back in the day.

And get tapering. Hoard glycogen and kick some ass this weekend!!

Adam said...

XC2 totally has your number :)

Crazy hermaphrodites. There are about 3 jokes that are rolling around in my mind, but i'll just say that the podcast was great.