A man in Pennsylvania
attempted a robbery, but he used something much
more creative than a gun. Hi, I’m Alessandra from Italy.
Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ – Gooooood Mythical Morning.
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Whew, that shook me up. Ah, we wanna thank all you people who
have submitted video responses saying, “Hi, I’m so-and-so from
whatchimaplace. Let’s talk about that.” We wanna invite more of you
to submit your video response. Here’s how you do that: You just make a
video response to any one of the episodes. Probably pick the most recent episode
of Good Mythical Morning. Make a video response. People are
asking, listen, you get people to say, “I’m so-and-so from whatchamacallit,
let’s talk about that,” then you never talk about that. Well, because they’re
saying “let’s talk about that” about what we said we were gonna talk about
that before they came on the screen. – Yeah, that’s right.
– It’s just like– – No, that’s not right. You’re wrong.
– (dramatic voice) A man in Pennsylvania did a robbery and used something
more interesting than a gun. (higher voice) I’m Rhett from Fuquay-Varina
North Carolina. Let’s talk about that. (normally) The guy with the thing.
That’s what I’m saying. Oh. Maybe we should just change the
format of our show and just talk about where people are from.
That would be awesome. – Yeah, that would never get old.
– So just change your inflection a little bit. I don’t even know how to do it, you
know. You’re on your own there, but just try your best. You kinda know
what we’re going for. When people ask me where I’m from, I still
say– I don’t think I’m ever gonna get to a point where I’m like, “I’m
from Los Angeles California.” Well, “Where do you live?” is one thing,
but where you’re from is another thing. – Yeah.
– News story. Let’s talk about it. Sharon, Pennsylvania. That’s
not a woman; that’s a place. – A what? A share?
– Sharon is the name of the place. – It’s not a woman.
– Oh, Sharon. Police say a man tried to rob a Western
Pennsylvania gambling parlor by threatening to spread a staph infection.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for 41-year-old Fred Parker of
Coolspring Township. Police say he walked into Lucky’s Internet Cafe. There’s
still internet cafes, huh? Internet… well, no,
but don’t tell Lucky. (laughs) That summer, my
formative summer in Slovakia… – Mmhmm.
– I spent a lot of time in internet cafes. – Like, gambling?
– No! Getting on the internet. But it was also a gambling establishment. That’s what they are in Pennsylvania, but
in my day, internet cafes were places were – places where you went to send email.
– Kinda like the public library, but you – can win money.
– Don’t ask me why. I would send an email to my girlfriend at the time, who is now
my wife. I would send an email to her grandmother. Her grandmother would
print it out and give it to her. What? – Because this was, what, the fifties?
– (laughs) It was 1999. – What?
– I don’t know why that’s the way we did – it in ’99, but it was a good year.
– Because it was tangible, you know? (dramatically) Here it is.
(normally) We’ve lost the magic of that. Printing off emails and reading
them. We need more of that! – The grandmother part is also important.
– But he robbed an internet cafe… – In Sharon.
– using a staph infection? – Yeah.
– How do you do that? Well, he came in there on Monday night,
to the internet cafe, and he didn’t get on the internet. He just began touching
the walls and gambling machines claiming he had MRSA. That’s some sort of staph
infection. It stands for something; it’s – an acronym.
– MRSA. Yeah. We call it MRSA. A serious staph
infection that resists antibiotics. So he goes in there with nothing but
himself and his viral-ness, and he’s like, – “Put ’em up, I have a staph infection?”
– It’s not viral; it’s bacterial. – Oh. Bacterial.
– But it was ineffective. Police say Parker left when the cashier refused, but
was arrested a short time later based on his description. Not based on his
infection but based on his description. – So it didn’t work.
– Well, you know, he gets – points for creativity.
– Points. He’s also going by – the point system.
– He also gets points, yes, yes. He gets respect from us, but the
cashier wasn’t going for it, huh? Well, apparently not. I do give the guy
some credit. I won’t say points. I give him some credit. I respect him, because
he was thinking. He was thinking, “If I go in to rob this gambling parlor/internet
cafe…” Which, I guess there’s money there, he is thinking about that. There’s
money there, like a stash of money. “If I use a gun and I get caught, I’ll
get arrested for armed robbery.” – Ahh.
– But if I go in without a weapon other than my own infection, then I’ll just
be arrested forinfestedrobbery, – or, you know…
– They have to invent a new charge! Yeah, yeah. In fact, I believe it’s
completely legal. I think he completely bypassed the system. He found a loophole.
But he was arrested, so maybe he didn’t – find a loophole.
– Yeah, it was still attempted robbery, – but it was just…
– It’s not armed robbery. With points for being creative. I think
the judge might reduce the sentence or something. Leave a comment and let us
know, as we continue to talk about this, what’s the most creative way that you would
rob an internet cafe? Not that you would! – I’m not saying that you people–
– Don’t! aspire to rob internet cafes, and
we’re not saying that you should. – You shouldn’t.
– But, you know, you should probably rob something that has more money. I just
don’t think that they have a lot of money. But I’m also– I’m not even saying that.
I think I’m digging myself a hole here. Yeah. You shouldn’t
rob anyone. We’re not– – Don’t rob anybody, but if you–
– If you decide to rob, don’t use a gun, or a knife, or a weapon.
Use your infection. Use something more creative and tell
us in the comments what that would be. But you still will be arrested, though.
And you probably won’t be successful, especially if– You know what, I bet you
the cashier was just resistant to MRSA and knew it. He’s like, “Oh, I’ve had it.
I’ve already developed natural immunity – to that, punk.”
– I would just think it was a joke, you know? I mean, is this
really serious business? That’s the thing. Have you
seen the movie Contagion? – I’ve seen a billboard for it.
– The one where Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t look like Gwyneth Paltrow, and then you
look at it and you’re like, “Oh, that’s – Gwyneth Paltrow.”
– I thought that was Tilda Swinton. Yeah. It’s not Tilda Swinton,
it’s Gwyneth Paltrow. – Oh, gosh. Don’t do that again, Gwyneth.
– Listen. I’m a student of many things, Link, as you know, and as the people who
watch this show know. I’m a student of the bacterial… I’m a student
of the microbial arms race. – I’m willing to grant you “BS Artist…
– (laughs) … of the Microbial Arms Race” but I’m
not gonna go much farther than that. This is a real threat. Not this man with a
staph infection, but the fact that we have created very resistant bacteria because
we are… you know, there’s lots of talk about this in the news, especially
recently as we’ve gotten more and more resistant bacteria because we’ve overdone
the antibiotic thing. You know, it’s kind of a generational thing, too, because it’s
just like…. growing up, especially my parents’ generation, if you got sick,
it’s like, “I gotta get me an antibiotic. I gotta get rid of this cold.
I gotta get an antibiotic.” Yeah, I can understand that.
I mean, I’ve definitely done that. You hope… because I’ve been to the
doctor and I’ve been like… I’ve been miserable, and it’s just, “Just give
me something to make this better.” And I hate it when they say, “Oh, well,
you know, it’s a virus. I can’t give you anything.” Cause a virus… antibiotics
don’t work on a virus, right? – Exactly.
– But if you take the antibiotic, you – become immune to it?
– No, what happens is, people take antibiotics where they’re not necessary
and those bacteria adapt to that antibiotic and then they become stronger.
And another thing people do is they don’t finish the course of the antibiotics
because they begin taking the antibiotic and they’re like, (silly voice) “I feel
better after the first day! I’m gonna quit now!” (normally) And then they quit,
and that bacteria is left over. It doesn’t necessarily make them sick again,
but it perpetuates the problem. We do it in the population and
then we end up with things like MRSA. You know what? My kid got MRSA. He’s not
the one that robbed this bank. He’s not – robbing banks in Pennsylvania.
– But he got better, right? – I remember this.
– Yeah. We were freaked out, because he – had this boil… this is kinda nasty.
– Oh, gosh. Let’s… He was a two-year-old. A two-year-old with
this infection that wouldn’t heal. We took him to the– whoa! Excuse
me. We took him to the– – You just talked to the mic.
– Yeah. I really respect this microphone. – Excuse me, mic.
– We took him to the pediatrician… – I just bumped you.
– We were really freaked out, and they were like, “This happens all the time.”
I was like, “Really?” They said, “Yeah. Two years ago, we got two cases of MRSA
in children a year. Now we get, on average, nine a month.” And it’s not just
happening with… people are like, “Oh, what are you, letting your kid play
around in the kitty litter? You letting your kid go into the garbage?” No, it’s
happening everywhere. It’s at gyms, it’s at playgrounds. We’ve created it, people. I have seen your children in kitty
litter and garbage dumps, though. He’s fine. He’s now three; he’s fine.
There has not been a recurrent infection. He doesn’t rob banks.
But it’s a serious problem. But did the doctors say, “You know what,
this is a scary situation, but the least you can do is take advantage of it. Go to
your nearest internet cafe and see if you – can round up some dough?”
– Well, when they told us that we had the infection, I seriously thought about
taking the infection, putting it in a vial of some kind, and finding the nearest
internet cafe, but they don’t have – internet cafes anymore.
– The CIA is already coming. – (laughs)
– They’re listening and they’re already on – their way here.
– I think there’s some kind of system the CIA has when they hear, like, “vial” and
“infection” and different things like that it sets some alarm off and then they cue
into this and then we get phone calls. So let me summarize. In this episode,
we’re seemingly advising you to rob internet cafes, and we’re giving
medical advice and, like, how to take or – not take antibiotics?
– No. We are overstepping our
bounds at every turn, people! – (dramatically) Good Mythical Morning!
– Oh, you think it’s a good thing? – I’m just– I’m being facetious.
– Before we dig ourselves in a bigger hole, let’s just spin
the Wheel of Mythicality. (Link grunts) Oh gosh. Here it is. – (Link) I put it down the other way.
– (Rhett) Yeah, don’t do that. – Spin it counterclockwise for me, Link.
– (Link) You know what? I’m gonna– You see what happens? Look.
You see what happens when you– – When you spin it clockwise?
– (Rhett) Improv ending song. Okay, this one was suggested
by… bam! Here we go. That was a little… that was a
little I don’t know what that was. – Here we go. All right, we’re gonna do–
– I didn’t wanna have to do this. – ♪ (guitar strums) ♪
– So you’re gonna improv the song. Just play a little something.
I’ll sing a little something. ♪ (upbeat guitar music) ♪ ♪ Well, this is the end of
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