To send us into the weekend, Pardon My Take welcomed recurring guest Mark Titus back onto the show. The last time he was on, Titus, who works for FOX Sports and Westwood One, was a guest on an all-time PMT episode. That happened to take place last summer, when Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter had an evergreen "life" episode saved with Titus and Ryen Russillo that was set to air when Lil Cat was born. When the foursome recorded this episode, they happened to do a Mt. Rushmore that ended up being one of the most popular ones ever done on the show: "Things We Think We Are Elite At."
Fast forward to today's episode, and Titus is back, and we are doing the exact opposite of that topic: A mt. Flushmore of "Things We Think We Are Elite At." Below are each of the picks from Mr. Cat, Mr. Commenter, Hank, and Titus, along with a little commentary from yours truly.
1. PUTTING TOGETHER FURNITURE
2. TAKING SHOTS
3. PHYSICALLY TEXTING BACK
4. SITTING STILL
Couldn't agree more with the furniture. Putting things together can get very difficult, and even when you tell yourself you can do it, one thing goes wrong and your confidence is totally shot. As for Hank's pick of physically texting back, I can confirm first-hand that Hank is, indeed, very bad at physically texting back. Hopefully quarantine is over sooner rather than later and everybody is safe so I can ask Hank questions about work in the office rather than having to wait hours to physically text me back. Or even worse (dramatic dun dun dunnnnnnnnn)... send a double text.
1. CALL OF DUTY/ROCKET LEAGUE
2. SMALL TALK
3. GIVING TOASTS
4. POST-INTERVIEW FOLLOW UP
The small talk pick is an A+ grade. I think that is universally something that everybody is bad at. "How's it going?" "Good, how are you?" "Good." (Insert line about the weather). Weather is always the default thing to talk about in small talk, and I have no idea why. It is what it is. I'm on board with the Call of Duty/Rocket League pick as well. In fact, I am the WOAT at all shooting video games. I can hang in Madden, Chel, and 2K, but if you take away a ball and trade it in for a gun, things will go very poorly, very quickly.
4. BALANCE SPORTS
I think Mr. Commenter wins the vote here simply based off his first pick. Tehre is literaly no debtae abuot his leevl of spelilng, he is vrey bda at it. I can sympathize with the "apologizing" pick too, but kind of in an opposite way. I usually over-apologize and feel too much guilt in certain situations. So, I guess you can mix Mr. Commenter's level of apologizing with mine and it makes the perfect balance.
1. ENDING TEXT CONVERSATIONS
2. STOPPING THE SAVORY SWEET ROTATION WHILE SNACKING
3. LAZINESS WHILE KEEPING A CLEAN CAR
4. PREDICTING SOMETHING AND THE OPPOSITE HAPPENS
With all due respect to the other competitors in this Mt. Flushmore competition, I saw myself the most in Mr. Cat's selections. I'll always try to be the one to end the text conversation, even if it's not necessary. Feel very bad leaving people hanging. (Side note, I also learned that Mr. Cat is not a fan of the iPhone "Tapback" responses. In fact, he thinks it's a douche move! Will not be providing those anymore, at least when talking to him). The attention to detail he gave when it comes to laziness while keeping a clean car is spot-on. Even if I am passing a garbage after leaving the car, I will be too lazy to bring the wrapper out with me. Fast forward four months later, there are 32 said wrappers in the car. The O/U for empty Poland Spring water bottles in the back of my stranded car in Vermont right now is set at 18.