Would You Rather?

This episodes the Good Guys take on a bit of a lighter subject and play a game of Would You Rather. The results of the citizenship tests are in and I think everyone who participated is glad that it was not an official test. Lots of listener feedback and a new challenge from Perek that will challenge your brain and teach you one of the nerdiest party tricks known to man!

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Links about Pi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi

http://www.eveandersson.com/pi/digits/

Money

This episode we talk about Money. What is “Money” and where does it come from? How does that translate into what we see with money today? The Guys try out a couple new things and go over some details about their paleo diet challenge. Geo, ever the patriot, provides a fun and enlightening challenge. Email questions and comments to us at goodguys@goodguystoknow.com. Be sure to listen closely to the challenge – there is a reward for our loyal listeners!

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Think you are a better U.S. citizen than the Good Guys?  Prove it by taking our very own GGTK Citizenship test at

http://www.nerdtests.com/mq/uttake.php?id=79360

Mind Tricks

Are you, like Mitch, a little socially awkward?  In this episode the Good Guys discuss a number of interesting studies that show how the mind plays tricks on you.  You can use these studies to be the most fascinating guy at your next awkward holiday party!  Find out who won our $25 gambling challenge and also which Good Guy is the speediest on the Dvorak keyboard.  Finally, we each introduce our special 1-year challenges!

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Brochet Wine Study – How wine experts didn’t notice they were served the same glass of white wine. One glass with food coloring!

– And a nice blog entry of the wine studies for those of us who aren’t crazy science geeks

Blink – By Malcom Gladwell; how we make snap decisions and how these can either be meaningful, or fool us

Malcom Gladwell outlining how to do the “Triangle Challenge,” and trick your friends into giving you money based on how fragile their judgement is!

Wikipedia on the history of New Coke

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think – By Brian Wansink – Packed with cool studies about food and why/when/how we eat.

Priceless – By William Poundstone – Why do prices end in .99? I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but forward was great.

Grammar

This episode Mitch was away on a luxurious Caribbean cruise.  The Good Guys invited another good guy to know, Peter, to the show to discuss the fascinating world of grammar.  Peter is a middle school English teacher and brings some great insight into some common mistakes that frustrate us all.  Chad introduces a much cooler challenge than he did last time – get your rabbit’s foot out and play along with us!

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Hip-Hop

Yo yo yo! This week the guys delve into the world of hip-hop and rap music by interviewing Mike, a ballin’ rap expert. They review life without TV and are challenged to switch over to the the Dvorak Keyboard. Check, check, check it out!

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Big ups to Mike for layin’ down an essentials list of rap and hip hop music. You can download his suggestions HERE.

For instructions on switching to Dvorak on a mac, click HERE

For Windows instructions, click HERE

For a Dvorak typing test check this out!

Google

In this episode the guys have a blind wine taste test, and for the first time we record all in the same location!  We discuss a couple cool items about Google, and Mitch challenges us to be social and productive for two weeks – boo.

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Thanks to Chad for throwing together a recap video of our taste test! Enjoy!

You can read the Bloomberg article here.

For some unique Google projects click here.

Reality TV

This episode the good guys discuss the world of Reality TV.  They also invite their first guest on to the show to reveal the results of last month’s Twilight Book Report Challenge.  All the essays are posted for you to read RIGHT HERE!

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Essays were randomized by LETTER (A,B,C,D) and then ranked by NUMBER (1/4 was the winner and 4/4 was an idiot loser).

Follow us on Twitter for our challenge!

Mitch:  @PingPongMitch

Geo:  @geobeek4

Perek:  @GoodGuyNumroUno

Chad:  @platinumdevteam

*NOTE:  Due to some technical difficulties this episode, Perek’s audio is terrible.  We promise it will be fixed next episode!