Better Off Undead #118 – WHAT FUCKING COLOR IS IT with Monica Leonelle

This week, the guys had the amazing Monica Leonelle on, because apparently, even though Dave is our team artist and graphic designer, Monica is the only one in the group that knows the difference between black and gold!
(By the way, if you’re a writer, or if you want to be one someday, you should totally read Monica’s superb book: Write Better, Faster. It will change your world!)
The show started with a BOU classic trope: Dave complaining about his wife and her one-word text messages. Ah, some things just can’t get old. Monica’s guest appearance started working against Dave from the start, however, when she kind of started siding with Dave’s wife, claiming she does some of the same things in her text messages. Then Dave was stuck in this awkward position: Keep complaining and rail against Monica, too, or be nice to Monica and quit ranting about the wife.
Classic stuff. And that wasn’t even the main topic of the show!
If you haven’t head about it yet, there’s this picture of a dress that appears one color to some people and another color to others. Here’s the picture, so you can judge for yourself:
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Apparently, some people see the dress as blue and black (which it actually is) and others see it as white and gold. Which do you see? Who on the BOU team saw which colors? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Here’s an article explaining how the color trick works.
And here’s a youtube video about it, for the BOU fans that can’t read the big words (meaning most of you).
And here’s the video version of the episode:

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4 Replies to “Better Off Undead #118 – WHAT FUCKING COLOR IS IT with Monica Leonelle”

  1. Greg Thomas

    The garbage disposal broke and water flowed behind the walls and we had some minor water damage the other day while I was at home. I texted my wife about it and then we met at my daughter’s soccer practice that evening (stay with me). We took two separate vehicles and she was home first. While I was driving, she texted me the singular word, “Our.”
    Naturally, my mind came up with two and only two possible conclusions to that incomplete sentence. It was either:
    (A) Our kitchen is flooded because you didn’t take care of the garbage disposal and there’s a foot of water in the house, like in ‘Home Alone.’
    or
    (B) Our house is on fire and everything is lost because you weren’t worried enough about electrical damage from the water running behind our walls.
    I waited and waited and waited for the rest of that sentence the entire drive home, alternating between angry at my wife and worried what those missing words entailed. Images would pass of either an evening’s worth of messy water cleanup, or standing outside watching our house burn to the ground. I was miserable. All because my wife couldn’t take the time to text me more than one word.

  2. Monica Leonelle

    Hey Jacob, thanks for the shoutout to my book!
    Yes, I officially ruined BOU. Unfortunately, Dave is too afraid to rant against a woman in public. His nice side started showing… never good for business 🙂
    Also, to Greg, I had no idea men had so many issues with how their women text, LOL. I can’t say it will make me a better texter, though 🙂

    • Roland Denzel

      My wife and I are pretty efficient texters. We keep things to a minimum and make sure the Q&A is pretty clear.
      However, we DO sometimes just txt ‘hi’ or things like that back and forth, but it’s really just to say hi. It might be the beginning of real life flirting for later, too.
      Either way, it’s like telling her that I’m thinking of her, but we both keep it to one or two texts, then it’s back to work.

      • Monica Leonelle

        Yep, I text Patrick (or GChat him) “I miss you” almost every day when he’s at work. He texts back a smiley. That’s the extent of our text conversations aside from, “What are we doing for dinner tonight?” (the one question that is the bane of every couple’s existence, I’m pretty sure)

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