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Hit the Pickle Button

Who was that masked man? Was it the Barefoot Bandit, the Mummy Bandit, or perhaps the Botox Bandit? Or maybe it was the Bad-Breath Bandit? The hosts discuss the wacky names that law enforcement officers give to suspects. Also, what’s a pickle...

“I Never Was” Riddle

Grant has a riddle: “I never was, am always to be, no one ever saw me or ever will, and yet I am the confidence of all to live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. What am I?” This is part of a complete episode.

prop bet

prop bet  n.— «If placing a bet on either team or the over/under is just not enough to satiate your gambling jones, there are numerous other ways to find action—these wagers are called “prop bets.” Do you have enough confidence...

45

45  v.— «The Wildcats’ confidence has been growing every week. It started with a win over Fox, the No. 2 ranked team in Class B, when Thackerville 45’ed them (a term for the 45-point mercy rule used in 8-man football).» —“Wildcats...

flight to cash

flight to cash  n.— «But there were persistent rumors in 1974 that the banking system was in danger, Mr. Richardson said. Without the boost of confidence from the Lifeboat, those rumors might have become self-fulfilling, and if one major...

cockroach effect

cockroach effect  n.— «It’s sort of like what they call the “cockroach effect” on the financial markets. Every time there’s “hints” of anything going wrong inside a company, everybody starts selling the company’s stock in a knee-jerk vote...

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