162: Grip It And Rip It April 3, 2020 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Jessamyn and I do what we do best: manage to show up and record a podcast despite it all. We talk about (a) a bunch of COVID stuff and (b) a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with COVID and (c) the whole process of trying to navigate that balance. I drink most of a tall beer. Jessamyn is hopped up on decaf coffee. It's wild. Runs about 80 minutes.


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posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 6:38 PM (26 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

please confirm that the post title is a mcelroy ref because that makes me incredibly happy =)
posted by lazaruslong at 6:46 PM on April 3


I was absolutely channeling my inner Justin and my inner Griffin, yes. I make good on it in the first minute or so of audio.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:47 PM on April 3 [3 favorites]


Please explain the above to me.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:57 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]


This is all ya need, jessamyn. (especially starting around :45)
posted by lazaruslong at 6:58 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]


I need someone to explain it to me because what ever that is, I am not listening to it more than the ten seconds I just heard.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:00 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]


ah okay. on the popular podcast My Brother My Brother and Me, the eldest brother justin mcelroy has a bad habit of loudly opening soft drinks on mic which requires editing by Griffin. Griffin has taken to overtly and loudly acknowledging the offense with GRIP IT AND RIP IT as a recurring descriptor.
posted by lazaruslong at 7:01 PM on April 3


I understand so much more now. Thank you!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:08 PM on April 3 [2 favorites]


@Cortex, Animal Crossing: New Leaf was released on the 3DS/DS. Just letting you know.

Thanks for the shout outs. Always appreciated. Cheers.
posted by Fizz at 7:19 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]


Alternate title of this post is STILL BETTER THAN FUCKING CHANDLER!
posted by Fizz at 7:22 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]


It's Friday, Friday
Gonna stay home on Friday
posted by J.K. Seazer at 8:29 PM on April 3 [3 favorites]


Not gonna lie, forgotten books/songs are my favorite kind of Ask. Do we have a consensus tag for that style of question?
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:46 AM on April 4 [1 favorite]


Very nice and comforting on this cold and rainy Saturday to have you in my living room. Thank you.
posted by agatha_magatha at 11:38 AM on April 4 [2 favorites]


I think maybe another call-in show would be in order 'round about now. This podcast is such a community builder, and the call-in shows have always been great. Thank you for this episode. Truly lovely.
posted by hippybear at 12:00 PM on April 4 [4 favorites]


As a side note,"Grip it and rip it" was originally golfing parlance for stepping up to the tee and smashing a gnarly drive.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:20 PM on April 4 [2 favorites]


A little disappointed that y’all discussed a log in the woods that critters can traverse without making an “Animal Crossing” joke.
posted by ColdChef at 1:41 PM on April 4 [4 favorites]


Who else wants jessamyn to buzz her head? *raises hand*

Decades long cycle of buzzing it all off and letting it grow until it annoys me enough to buzz it off again. Only tempered by some random person assuming I was a Nazi skinhead a couple of years ago. (The totally missed the ROGUE NASA T-shirt I was wearing at the time....
posted by zengargoyle at 1:42 PM on April 4


The only other time I've heard "grip it and rip it" was in luging, which makes sense with how they start their runs. Who knew it was such a diverse little phrase?
posted by Sparky Buttons at 6:15 PM on April 4 [2 favorites]


My wife is on Team Buzz It All Off. We cut the sides and back this morning, and she's itching to cut the rest. It's not too short (yet).
posted by filthy light thief at 8:10 AM on April 5 [1 favorite]


Update: the rest is gone. Now I'm feeling extra shaggy.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:12 AM on April 5 [1 favorite]


grip it and rip it.
posted by valkane at 10:40 AM on April 5


Wow, a whole regular season of baseball!
posted by notsnot at 2:29 PM on April 5


Very much enjoyed listening, thanks!
posted by freethefeet at 12:42 AM on April 6 [1 favorite]


I promise I will come back with more to say, but seriously it is such a thrill to have my music on my favorite podcast - thank you! And always cool to hear about music and non-music posts I missed. dorian's Cure spoof made me laugh.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:37 PM on April 6 [4 favorites]


I vote you redeploy user 30000 as a sockpuppet called "Grip It and Rip It"
posted by jazon at 11:43 AM on April 7 [3 favorites]


I drink most of a tall beer. Jessamyn is hopped up on decaf coffee.

Livin' large!
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:20 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]


If stay the fuck inside becomes a song thing I could whip up a dumb video.
posted by xorry at 6:52 AM on April 9


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