E40: STOPPAGE TIME, HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

10/31/2017  |  52 MINUTES

Ben and Lib take a break from the standard guest template to celebrate one of Lib’s least favorite holidays: Halloween (please don’t judge him). A few scary stories are told and these are a must-listen, full of special sound effects…until they realize they aren’t very good. We then learn why this holiday is such a double edge sword, full of Ticks and Tick Offs.

Story Time with Ben:

Ben grew up singing Phantom of the Opera. At one point in the story, the Phantom appears to Christine Daaé in a song that Ben (younger, higher pitched voice, Ben) would sing. That scene frightened young Ben as he feared that the Phantom would be lurking around any corner. Within a few years, Ben's fear for the Phantom disappeared. However, a music box featured in the story would pop up later in life and haunt him when a friend introduced Ben to a lesser-known Michael Jackson song, “Little Susie." The King of Pop was NOT very poppy in this song and the combination of a dark choir, a little child's footsteps and a music box brought back all of those Phantom memories from the past!

Story Time with Lib:

Lib describes his childhood home which was an open-concept home in the Phoenix suburbs. He loved growing up in that house but about a year ago learned of some supernatural events that occurred in this lovely childhood home! Story #1 involves his younger brother using the bathroom early in the morning and seeing his dad getting ready to go on his run…except, he never went on a run that morning. Story #2 is part paranormal activity and part Lib’s niece possibly seeing a ghost…

TICK OFFS:

  • Exclusive to groups (that Lib or Ben don't belong to)
  • Single Person costume ideas – You're always explaining your case and never feel complete
  • Costumes are expensive and time consuming
  • There’s no option (You are expected to celebrate Halloween)
  • One Day!!!
  • Slutty Costumes

TICKS:

  • So many parties!
  • Perfect Fall Holiday
  • Creativity everywhere (costumes, food, decorations)
  • Unofficial Start of the Holiday Season
  • If you celebrate it, own it (2018 Ticked Halloween Party? Dress up as a tick off)
  • #DadLib
  • Favorite Halloween Costume (Spoiler: Ben’s costume was way better)