Why The Cool Kids From High School Die First

The Cracked Podcast #122 May 9, 2016

Why do we think Ned Flanders is so lame? He’s outgoing and nice, is always happy to lend out his lawn equipment and looks amazing in ski-wear. 

Let’s first start off by saying, no, the theme behind this episode is not why left-handed people are lame, but we are talking about giving hugs and high fives, staying away from cigarettes and alcohol, loving thy neighbor and all of the attributes we normally credit to boring people. Unfortunately for many of our dear readers and listeners, it’s actually scientifically proven that working hard and having less fun leads to a longer, healthier life. 

On this week’s episode, Jack O’Brien, Josh Sargent and Alex Schmidt discuss the ways that uncool behavior is actually beneficial to both the individual and society overall. They try to figure out why, despite all this, our culture still loves the bad boy and thinks nice guys finish last.


Allure of the Antihero: http://goo.gl/tNJz7M

Do High Fives Help NBA Players?: https://goo.gl/7OJlY9

LA Times: Why Loma Linda Residents Live Longer: http://goo.gl/S9s5Jk

Wired: Why Some Animals Are Becoming Nicer: http://goo.gl/Lbh3nP

Terror Management Theory: https://goo.gl/2KEAcy

Gizmodo: Why Do People Take Selfies in Emergencies?: http://goo.gl/nUJzBG

Cracked: 5 Sucker Behaviors That Secretly Give You an Advantage: http://goo.gl/40LAcN

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