Pikachu Speaks English - #52

Always Open: Pikachu Speaks English - #52

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Adam Kovic, Lindsay Jones, and Mariel Salcedo as they discuss their bad social media habits, marriage, and answer a question from the Box of Issues! This episode brought to you by HelloFresh (http://bit.ly/2kkP0RG) and MVMT (http://bit.ly/2xJDj8o).

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  • DancinShroom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 days ago

    The cat claw thing is weird to me... If you clip cat claws from when they are young they get used to it. Give them a treat afterwards (my cat loved cheese-wiz, no one else in the family did. Only had cheese-wiz for the express purpose of the cat) and they well be fine with it. No need to declaw and you don't get scratched, just trim the nails every week or so. You can train a dog not to bark you can train a cat to not freak out when you trim its nails. (Only referring to purely indoor cats who don't need nails.)

  • raemigs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    Lindsay looks amazing! Loving her hair here!

  • Kristian.Gal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    That fuckplace you saw in the video Barb is in the Czech Republic. Yuup, I am ashemed to know that. 

  • Nebukadnedzar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    I really like Mariels shirt!!!  thumbsup



  • Loomisam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    Yay more Adam!

  • misfits92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    I had a relationship that ended over the summer and I think part of the reason I even dated her was because of the fact that she was actually upfront and honest with me that she was interested. I hate the back and forth of having to guess if someone is into me. I've just stopped talking to girls before because it felt like my time was being wasted. 

  • user-562c322e81173 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold D35TR0Y3R

    5 days ago

    fucking hell, now more people probably hating on the furries thinking that its only about sex, and is just a fetish, it is just a small minority that do that shit, and its with a specific type fursuit called a murrsuit, and hell, if you happen to wear that suit in public at a con...

    • ExpressSabre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Indeed it seems to be a group that is always being viewed in a negative light even though the actual community is such a nice and welcoming group

  • ycart59 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    About cutting dog (and cat kinda) claws:


    I used to work as a dog groomer, and I also own a cat who I cut her claws once a week. The easiest way to cut a dog's nails is to have them face the opposite direction than you and to scoop your arm up from around and onto their belly, lifting their rear end up to get that control over them where they can't move. After that, grab their paw, back are easier to start with in that position, and don't let them squirm away from you. They will try, but keep a strong grip and keep their body positioned and kind of tight between your armpit and thigh while you work and you can pretty much navigate all of their legs any way you need to.


    With cats, you have to get them used to touching their paws before you can even think about cutting their claws. The younger they are, the better. Back claws, it's pretty much impossible unless you train them as babies. Front paws, they can be weaned into the comfort. Just don't rush them and wait until they're sleeping, especially if they like to sleep on top of you or around you.

  • Grace.Vogt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Adam Kovic is down for some wild butt stuff confirmed adam

  • qwx3- FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    so I been talking to this girl for 2 months and we talked every now and then and she gave me her number, after those 2 months then we started texting and it would be good conversations.it would be paragraph after paragraph and she would responded so fast like right after no exaggeration i would take anywhere from 15min to 6 hours to reply and she would take no more than 5 min to reply and after a week of this. I would try to spice things up for ex it was about to be hollween and i asked her if she wanted to do someting together that night and she said "idk" thats it then she just changed the subject. form there would be the same again then we talked in person and she had makeup on which she doesn't do often so I told her "you looked really pretty with your makeup on" and she said "thanks" so I just tried to take things slow. then when she would start making things spicy and things would start getting hot  and we always talk about family, issues, food, school, really personal stuff and just about anything. whenever something funny or when she's mad or when some guy is hitting on her she'll start blowing up my phone. we been texting each other every single day straight since she gave me her number. we both are kinda have the same personality we both feel the same about most things and when we see each other in person we both get really nervous and we are both are really shy.i see her often but we really rearly talk I really have strong feelings for this girl I just don't know if she feels the same. its been like this for almost a month a half. I don't know if she just wants someone to talk to or if she does have feelings for me and if she does how can I be for sure she does because of her actions I feel that she does but the ways she talks I feel like she doesn't. she lives really close to me so if ask her out and shes says no things would just really awkward when I see her, which would be like almost everyday I don't want things to drag on. what should do should I just go for it or should we just be friends? 

    • Phoenix512 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      You should go for it. Even if she doesn't feel the same way, you will be better off for it that you try instead of regretting what may have been.

  • Nolan11 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    oh god Mariel is talking about newfy screech...goodluck

    • ExpressSabre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Always a fun time

  • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

    6 days ago

    My problem with political and social discussion in entertainment is that discussion inevitably arises among the viewers in the comments and in most cases people with a differing belief, often get harassed by the majority and in Rooster Teeth's case, the majority of employees and viewers are liberal or at least fall on the left of the spectrum and in most cases they aren't very tolerant of differing views because they have a sense of moral superiority even though a lot of stuff isn't so cut and dry (I'm obviously not talking about calling Nazis good people or calling hating on minority groups "free speech"). 


    For example, they were talking about how it's cool that abortion was being discussed in Battlestar Galactica and then later Lindsay said cat abortion is fucked up, I saw someone further down in the comments had brought this up and they were heavily "flamebaited" and I like the fact that it was asked why everyone doesn't say they disagree with the observation but immediately flamebait it.


    I also take issue with it because their "discussion" in videos is mostly skewed to their political bias like their discussion about Notch's tweet. He wasn't doing it to insight rage and stating something like that shouldn't. Yes, you may think everyone knows that there is nothing wrong with being white (or straight, or male or Christian etc) it sadly hasn't been so this year when you have the media constantly playing up hatred against whites or men or Christians by constantly saying things like, "all whites are racist", "all men are rapists" or "all Christians are racists and homophobes." It''s become almost taboo to identify as conservative lest you be lumped in with Trump nuts or Neo-Nazis. As a minority it's great to be proud of your race but if you are white you should be ashamed of it because of misconduct committed against minorities by people decades or even hundreds of years ago who you have no connection with.


    I may get flamebaited for this but if Rooster Teeth can voice their opinions in videos (which they rightly should) I should be able to voice mine in the comments. I would actually love to see other people's opinions on what I've said and welcome a discussion.

    • Rascythe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Very well put, I totally agree. This really is a downvote-happy community, and in that sense I'm not a part of it. 

    • meganmaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      I sometimes think Youtube is a friendlier place to leave a comment. I was even downvoted once because I suggested adding other -1 mod options that weren't so insulting. Even the idea that you could disagree without it being adversarial was crazy to those people.

    • DancinShroom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      Congrats on voicing your opinion, where'd I put that gold star for your snowflake. 

      You can say whatever you want and so can they. But bitching about them by bitching in the comments is a little petty. 

      Yes you'll get down voted for it because people don't agree with you that's life. You get to say whatever you want no one has to agree with you and no one has to pretend to care. And the same applies to the videos you watch. 

      They can and should say whatever bothers them, and that should not bother you, if it does you should grow up a little and learn to deal with people who have different views than you.

      Though yes this community is biased, it is there site you should not expect different. Its like going to Nebraska and bitching about religion. You should see that comeing

    • Rascythe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      @DancinShroom People come here to watch videos they like. When they start to feel slightly alienated by the people onscreen, where else would they go but the comments? If they like the content, they'll try to do something to try to resolve the issue. Civilly expressing your disagreement over a genuine concern isn't bitching. Telling those people to go fuck themselves is bad spirited, pointless and immature. 


      And your first sentence was a bit ironic coming from someone who a few lines lower tells people to grow up. 

    • Psykoma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 day ago

      You bring up a poster further below (holidayhippie) who was flamebaited for a comment, but didn't name them. Maybe because you don't know them or their reputation, or maybe you do.

      But holidayhippie is not an unknown poster to many people, and actually frequently posts on topics with left wing stances.

      And I've never once seem them engage in a single argument in good faith. And yes, I do downvote them to flamebait because I've been seeing them come into left leaning threads with the exact same viewpoints, get corrected, challenged and pointed to actual sources time and time again, and yet never learn or even admit to researching anything brought up to them. 

      They are not just another conservative poster, they are in comment sections purely to troll.


      I have absolutely no tolerance for intolerance, and I can't even pretend to feel bad about that.

      If your conservative values don't have any degree of intolerance for others, and I absolutely do admit that there are conservative values which don't, then we'll get along great! 


      But, to ask that anyone tolerate intolerance just because those are your ideals, is a garbage ideology deserving nothing but spite.

    • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

      1 day ago

      @Psykoma I was unaware of that, thanks for informing me.

    • holidayhippie11

      23 hours ago

      @Psykoma Hello there, and welcome to reality. You've clearly never been here, so let me tell you the #1 rule: You saying it doesn't make it so.


      Point me to a place where my stance has been refuted with sources and facts but I've refused to change my mind?


      Never seen me engage in an argument in good faith? Bullshit. On this thread alone I was talking with someone about abortion and conceded that supporting abortion rights is not the same as supporting abortion, the act itself.


      For the record, I am not a troll. I do not comment simply to stir the pot, and I do not comment nonsense knowing I am wrong. I also rarely down vote anything without commenting on it as well. I stand by my positions and will take all who disagree.


      Also for the record, I research tons of things about which I post. In many cases, that research has proven me wrong on a position, leading me to not post. But you don't care about that, cause that is against your opinion of me as a troll, isn't it?

  • LucentLight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I haven't seen the Pokemon Movie yet, but when I saw the clip of Pikachu talking I thought it was all in Ash's imagination because of the situation they were in.

  • nihilisticpenguin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Kissing a fish and doing a shot, sounds like a Newfoundland screech in to me!

    • ExpressSabre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Ya we try to keep things interesting over here on the rock

  • dwaynead FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Mariel was on point this episode.

  • DelicaTessa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    If that girl sends a fish to them through the mail, my animal crossing childhood will become a lie.

  • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Talking about the craziest thing you could do during sex, trickshotting a dildo into a vagina would be pretty up there.

  • holidayhippie11

    6 days ago

    What the hell is wrong with these people...


    Cat abortion fucked up, human abortion great?

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      You guys can call it flamebait all you want. How bout a reply of why that's not a messed up view of life?

    • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

      6 days ago

      This is what I hate about discussion of social and political issues in videos, when disagreement arises from a viewer in the comments, people are quick to hate on them and their opinions without giving a reason why. This is a problem in society in general, people need to stop shouting "nazi" or "libtard" at every opinion and start having some real discussion.

    • thisloser FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      at what point did any one of them say 'gee whiz i just love me an abortion! can't wait to get that 2-for-1 deal down at planned parenthood!' you are flamebaiting 'cause not once was that issue even brought up

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      @thisloser True, I didn't bring up what you said. But what you said is not at all what I was talking about. The fact is that these people support Planned Parenthood, support abortion rights, and are very liberal on the issue of abortion. You know that's true. If you think it to be false, you're either not paying attention, or you're not being intellectually honest.


      And then in this video, Lindsay speaks badly of cat abortion. Tell me in what universe a cat's life if worth more than a humans'?!

    • hoffm83n FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      supporting abortion rights has nothing to do with supporting abortion. just like supporting the 2nd amendment but personally hating guns or religious freedom but being an atheist.  

    • holidayhippie11

      5 days ago

      @hoffm83n I'll give you that one, supporting abortion rights is not the same as supporting abortion. At the same time, calling cat abortion fucked up while praising the farsightedness of a show that talked about abortion being a woman's choice because it's "her body" is pretty messed up. I have no doubt that they would not describe human abortion as "fucked up." Do you?

    • meganmaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      I'm pretty sure that if a women went in for surgery without realizing that she was pregnant, and that surgery resulted in a surprise abortion, that everyone involved would say that it was 'fucked up'

    • ToxicGecko11 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      Think it's to do with the choice, a cat cannot voice to you that they want an abortion so you are making a choice for them whereas with human abortion the majority of the time the person is making a decision about their own body. I would like to say though I dislike how happily you were downvoted without even a discussion as to why.

    • holidayhippie11

      1 day ago

      @ToxicGecko11 And you nailed exactly why abortion is wrong. Yes, the woman is making a choice about her body, but she is also making a choice about another human being's body. Where is that person's choice?


      Why is making a choice for a cat wrong but not for a human being?

    • Psykoma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 day ago

      Pregnant humans can consent.

      Pregnant cats can't.


      Is that such a difficult concept for you?

    • holidayhippie11

      23 hours ago

      @Psykoma A fetus cannot consent to being killed, how is that difficult to understand?

  • holidayhippie11

    6 days ago

    Studies have actually shown that people who live together prior to marriage have a 33% higher divorce rate, so something about the whole "check stuff out before committing" isn't working.


    Living together before marriage has been linked in general to lower marital happiness and stability.

    • MoonDoggie82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      I call bullshit on that "study" because I lived with my wife before we were married  and we've been together 11 years married for 10 and all of my friends are divorced now none of them last more than 2 years and they never lived together before marriage.

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      @MoonDoggie82 Right, because your very small sample set is more important than the multiple studies that exist that show exactly what I said. Some of the studies I looked at actually found a 50% higher divorce rate. 


      Do some research dude. You will find that by and large, people are happier in their marriage, and have a lower divorce rate if they do not live together before they get married.


      Your case may go against the data, but that does not invalidate the data. In statistics they would call that an outlier.

    • ChrisMog2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Correlation does not equal causation, "linked to" is an extremely weak argument in trying to show a causal relationship, and anecdotes are not data.  Looks like both of you need to try again.   stuck_out_tongue

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      @ChrisMog2 If all you saw was the "Linked to", then I would agree I need to try again. But seriously, do 5 minutes of searching on Google. The data is everywhere, and it's all saying the same thing. People who live together before they get married have a higher divorce rate, and have lower levels of marital happiness.


      Just like people who waited to have sex before they got married report better and more frequent sex.

    • ChrisMog2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      The fact that you won't link to a study (or ideally a meta-analysis of studies) throws doubt on your claims to begin with.  The burden of proof is on you, not me, so asking me to Google it is ridiculous.  As is often the case in weeding out extraordinary claims, "citation or GTFO."

      But since you insist, here's a meta-analysis from 2010.

      https://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/does-premarital-cohabitation-predict-subsequent-marital-stability-and-marital-quality-a-meta-analysis/r/a1CG0000000GTfsMAG

      "Authors' conclusions 'When cohabitation is conceptualized as a step in the mate selection process, it is associated with negative marital outcomes'. But 'cohabiting with the eventual marital partner may not be negatively associated with marital stability'. "

      Basically, if you think/know you're going to get married and decide to move in prior to marriage, there's no association with divorce or other discontent.  That's waaaaay different from what you are claiming, which is combining all cohabiting groups (the gonna-marry-anyway, the we-better-live-together-first, etc.) into a single outcome.

    • SamAlbro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      I've seen discussion of these studies. The distinction wasn't living together before marriage, it was before engagement. What it came down to was that people were more willing to stay in a bad relationship to avoid the hassle of moving out, which eventually led to them entering into marriages with partners they otherwise would have dumped. 

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      @ChrisMog2 The fact that you didn't ask for a study really doesn't put that responsibility on me. But since you have, here you go:

      https://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/06/07/live-together-marriage/

      https://firstthings.org/myths-about-living-together


      Pay close attention to the section called "The Cohabitation Effect" near the top (6 paragraphs down). It lists 8 other studies that lend themselves to my point.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897720/


      There are actually several different classes of of couples moving in together. In many cases the two people in the couple have differing opinions of how quickly (or if) they are moving towards marriage.


      Also, while many have viewed cohabitation as "practice" for marriage, it actually is much more of a balancing point between a college roommate and a marriage partner, and is a lousy approximation of what marriage is actually like.

    • ChrisMog2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      So... your citations consist of the following:


      - A blog with legitimate references, but cherry-picked to support the author's conclusion

      - A blog with NO references, just a listing of "myths/facts"

      - A research article that does not draw a definitive conclusion one way or another, only claiming that such a "cohabitation effect" exists.  Newer evidence contradicts this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000053/

      Really need to read what you're posting, bub.  Strength of evidence isn't exactly there.


    • holidayhippie11

      5 days ago

      @ChrisMog2 Your study states that there is not a great amount of data, and so his findings should essentially be taken with a grain of salt. Also, his findings apply only to more recent birth cohorts. Empirical data still strongly associates cohabitation and marital instability.


      Also, my name isn't bub.


      My evidence is very strong, being that there are studies going back the last 30 years that show exactly what I've been saying. One new research paper that finds that for recent cohorts the trend may be weakening is not definitive.

  • RyanMan12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    So adam is hard nettin

  • Notbatman13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I love this show. Even more when Adam stops by.

  • b.shady FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Always have Lindsay. So funny and the inbetween with everyone else was very entertaining. 

  • naothemagician FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    the thing is that some things CAN be black and white, not everything is a grey area. playing devils advocate isnt always the best thing to do for example person 1: "i hate [marginalized group]!!" person 2: "thats not good, you shouldnt think that" person 3: "i mean lets hear their perspective". letting ppl that hate and oppress others have a platform to speak on and talking to them like they arent harming others doesnt make you a good person for listening to them, if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor

    • meganmaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      I think that the point of person 3 in that argument would be to find out why person 1 feels how they do. Shouting "you're wrong" at someone doesn't change their mind, but maybe you can if you talk through their base reasons. That said, I agree that just letting them spew their hatred out without any rebuttal is just as bad as agreeing with them.

    • Rascythe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      Always let people talk. It's not like it's hard to logically condemn an evil or crazy person. Just telling them to shut up prevents any common ground to be found. Even bad people can have good ideas. And there's always the chance that you could be mislabeling the person you want to silence. 

    • naothemagician FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      @meganmaz @Rascythe if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor

    • meganmaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      @naothemagician I wasn't promoting neutrality, just discourse that includes more than 2 sides shouting at each other.


      That said, I agree that just letting them spew their hatred out without any rebuttal is just as bad as agreeing with them.

    • Rascythe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      @naothemagician Keeping calm when dealing with bad people isn't being neutral. I meant to imply you can condemn them at the same time. If they're crazy or evil, sane or good people will figure it out and move on. 

      You can't just shout people down. Who decides who is silenced? Who decides you won't be next? 

      2 sides talk, try to work something out, and if they can't they can't they walk away. 

    • naothemagician FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      @meganmaz @Rascythe it isnt an argument of free speech its about hate. i shouldnt have to sit and talk to someone that wants me dead to see their side and even if i did all id get are the reasons why they hate me?? like my example was aimed at oppressors hating the oppressed, yah know, people, there isnt an argument of "well maybe they deserved it" its an entire group theyre after for being themselves. and why should we be calm? calmly fighting someone is better for the oppressors bc they can easily ignore whose fighting against them. if they can spit in my face while saying their piece i should be allowed to have emotions bc im human and being 100% calm in that situation is impossible.

    • Rascythe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      @naothemagician I doubt you'd find yourself in a situation that specific. Things are much more complicated generally. You may just be assuming that's what they think, and a calm dialogue could reveal the truth. You can walk away whenever you want, but make sure you know exactly what someone means before you assume they're 100% evil. 

    • naothemagician FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 day ago

      @Rayscythe are you saying racism??? isnt 100% evil?????? bc thats what im talking about. there is no reason or excuse for it and looking at their pov for a middle ground will just be saying that "a little racism is acceptable" lmao

  • azzadtrack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Alright well since Adam brought it up at 28:05 here goes: 


    The whole "it's okay to be white" stuff started because of stuff like this. 

    basically it's as a response to anti-white rhetoric that's become pervasive throughout social media and news media (and academia, scarily enough) this year. 

    the response to the innocuous phrase "It's okay to be white", which is to essentially say "don't be ashamed of your race or roots" or "don't let people get you down because of something you can't control" is usually "well nobody said it wasn't okay to be straight/white/male/etc". 

    But the thing is, they do. they absolutely do with increasing regularity. and it's generally accepted on every social media to the point where even pointing it out gets you labelled as Alt-Right. Take these casual anti white/straight/male interactions here, or people celebrating the deaths of white people in the Texas Flooding here


    kids are being taught (by their peers and now web media) that being white is 'boring', and that white people are inherently racist and evil and they 'have no culture', so much so that young children are now ashamed of their own race. 

    So to assert that anyone saying "it's okay to be white" is trying to be deliberately controversial or 'stir the pot' is more than a little dismissive, and the fact that making a statement like 'you shouldn't be ashamed of your own race' is apparently controversial shows exactly why notch posted it. 

  • PepperG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    They should try a tequila shot with cinnamon instead of salt, and an orange instead of a lime. It’s really good and a nicer finish than a yucky sour lime! beers

  • Astarties FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ex Nihilo

    6 days ago

    It's funny to me when I hear people talk about how their Facebook feeds are primarily their family members arguing politics. None of my family are on FB and my feed is like 45% Warhammer memes, 45% cool paint jobs of Warhammer miniatures, and the rest is random nonsense.

  • iammattpotato FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Matthew

    6 days ago

    Awesome episode. It's great having Adam and Lindsay in the show. I'm looking forward to Lawrence coming to the show!

  • moaibr101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Open Source Forever

    1 week ago

    Am i the only one who thought it was weird that Mariel wore a yellow shirt while on a yellow couch, especially given how meticulous Always Open's production is 

  • luckymina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold luckymina

    1 week ago

    Torrid is great, for fashion and plus size try Ashley steward, Penningtons and Addition Elle

  • Paige.ID FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    The shot that Mariel was talking about is no doubt newfie screech, im from Newfoundland & when a mainlander comes to the island for a visit they can get screeched in as an honorary newfoundlander by kissing a cod fish, taking a shot of screech, its a good o'l time and screech is delicious 

  • privatejoker64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    im sorry barbara but the love guru is a cinematic masterpiece 

  • RWBYUF1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Love love this show. Also Adam was great here and Lindsay is always amazing. Excellent episode. 

  • lytebulb100w FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    First Geof, now Adam! Nice.

  • good2cya FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Horse McDoomkook

    1 week ago

    Shout out to Star Trek: Voyager lol  adam  lindsay

  • jeremythelee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Adam probably has some of the best advice for young males I've seen on this show. Just move on. Side note, Barbara should do a 7 of 9 cosplay. 

  • jeremythelee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    the environment they're talking about that makes them WANT to continue working even after they go home is exactly what companies like google, apple, and amazon all strive to achieve. employees who love their work and have a personal investment are going to be more productive and be excited to come back the next day. 

  • Steepled FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Does it say something bad about me that I know exactly what video Barbara was talking about?

    • BedheadDragon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bedhead Dragon

      1 week ago

      Does it say something bad about me that I want to know what video

    • Pohlster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Green is actually Red

      1 week ago

      Search Czech fantasy

    • lolsmcfee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      czech fantasy

  • kadax FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    "I just want Ketchup"


    There's your shirt Barbara. God that had me rollin

  • JuJuvargas16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Do they still sell the shirt Barbara is wearing? 

  • AutumnOnFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold How may I be of service?

    1 week ago

    Ah, they spoke about the Czech Fuck-Haus.

  • XF0rceRec0nX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    In the segment about Pikachu speaking the person that uploaded that video better have lawyers on stand by when he get sued by the copyright holders.

  • catseye FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    The shot sounds like Newfoundland's 'Getting Screeched in'. I did it a few summers ago, got an official certificate and everything. It's a pretty big thing over there, kiss a freshly caught cod then down a shot of screech.   fish wine_glass stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

    • ExpressSabre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      We Newfoundlander's try to make things interesting for anyone willing to pop over for a time on the rock

  • spuriousspunk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I see you rockin' that Frank shirt Mariel!

  • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

    1 week ago

    Centrist moral relativism, political inaction, and the "don't talk about politics or religion" mindset is exactly whats led to the current climate but its hard to look at it in a macro view considering what seems like an infinite amount of moving parts. It's a strategy that intentionally hides behind the "everybody is entitled to their own opinion" bullshit, but when your views are based on falsehoods and deliberate misinformation, they were never truly your opinions to begin with. 

    • embassy_ii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      well said

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      Agree with all of that, but the problem is who decides what is false and misinformation? That's the problem with the whole "fake news" bullshit going around. Those to the left of the aisle love to talk about how the right is spreading so much fake news (to the point of wanting to create legislation that would force Facebook and Google to censor what they deem "fake news") and yet CNN was the one who faked the video of Trump feeding the Koi fish, and ABC spread the "news" that Mike Flynn was going to testify that candidate Trump directed him to contact the Russians.

    • MoonDoggie82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      @HolidayHippie very good points however ABC corrected the story and suspended the anchor for the screw up whens the last time lets so Fox News retracted a story they got wrong and spread misinformation about or held anchors accountable? They just double down. News should be factual and based of political sides which is all it is now, you have liberal media and conservative media nobody really cares about the facts just shock value and who can one up the other.

    • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

      6 days ago

      @holidayhippie11 I don't know whats more saddening, that you're clearly referring to the donald as "candidate" to minimize the eventual charges being brought towards him, or the classic "whataboutism" demonstrating you don't know that leftists are critical of liberals as well as conservatives. 

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      @honkysachmo The reason I was referring to him as a candidate, is because there is a very important distinction between candidate Trump and President-Elect Trump. Candidate Trump doesn't have much reason to contact the Russians (and there's still zero evidence that he did or instructed anyone on his team to do so). President-Elect Trump has very good reason to contact Russia, since that's part of his job in terms of foreign policy. ABC reported that Flynn said he would testify that candidate Trump directed him to contact the Russians, but what he actually said was that it was after he was elected, and therefore contacting the Russians was part of his job in transitioning from the Obama Administration.


      Show me where leftists have ever broken party loyalty in order to criticize the actions of a liberal.


      Also, there are likely no charges on their way to "The Donald" as you call him, seeing as how collusion is not a crime. Unless money changed hands, asking Russia for dirt on Hillary (which he did not do) is not a crime according to the federal criminal code. Mueller has literally been given an impossible task.

    • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

      6 days ago

      lmfao please look up the difference between a leftist and a liberal and then keep reading and don't stop just for your own sake. 

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      Tell you what, why don't you not tell me what to do, and if you want to explain the difference to me, go ahead.


      Incidentally, I did look up the difference, and it is not a difference of end goals, but of strategy of how to get there.


      Also, would you like to address what I said in my comment rather than glossing over it with semantics?

  • talgirl19 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Yee I love when Lindsay's on the show

  • Jstormborn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Was the shot with the fish thing Mariel was talking about getting Screeched in? It sounds like screech + kissing the cod.... If so it's a Newfoundland thing, not Norway if anyone was curious!

  • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

    1 week ago

    Mariel is an absolute legend I love her even more now
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    • Woiken FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      why call everyone a racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet

  • EzPzi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    35:06. So with that logic, If someone supports ISIS because they hate infidels and want them killed. They're right? I'm confused on that one. 

    • BardicBrad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Yeah, I really loved this episode, but I really don't like the extent to which many people in my generation preach relative morality when they don't mean it. There is objective good and evil and objective right and wrong. And usually the response you get is "well yeah, obviously there are things that are wrong to do". And often people say this to sound tolerant of all people even though they internally believe that some individuals and groups and their actions should not be tolerated. I identify as a liberal in a lot of things, but I don't identify with the lack of backbone. Seems like people want to be against social injustice, but they don't want to put their foot down about those who commit said injustices. I know there is a lot of pressure for these guys to stray away from political/religious/morality discussions, but I don't think that means you should pretend that you believe everyone is right in their own way. 

    • Audemus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      They're right from their point of view. That doesn't make them right, it just means that from their perspective they are. In any case, all Barbara meant was that some people have opinions that stem from growing up in a certain place or around certain people and that can affect the kind of things that they feel passionate about. Politics is complicated and the 'right answer' can change depending on what kind of end result you're looking for.

  • embassy_ii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Relativism defines our perception but it doesn't define reality itself. Someone having an opinion doesn't grant it any magical validity. That's what science, reason, and empiricism is for. So while it's important to respect others, we should never give any of their opinions a free pass.

    • Audemus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"

      ~ Isaac Asimov

    • holidayhippie11

      6 days ago

      Exactly. I made this point on another video recently. Truth is absolute. It does not vary based on opinions, circumstances, or perspective.

  • laurenedensor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold human dump truck

    1 week ago

    I love this episode! Adam is one of my favourite guests you guys bring on, I'm excited for the Lawrence episode! lawrence