Episode 7: It’s the wrong time, and the wrong place

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

References and resources

The quote “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” is attributed to the Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw. He was a fascinating man and I love many of his works (particularly and predictably the musical adaptation of Pygmalion, My Fair Lady) but one of the things that’s always tickled me is that his housekeeper and cook released a cookbook of Shaw’s favourite vegetarian recipes.

Sabayon is a dessert thought to have originated in Italy, where it’s known as zabaglione or zabaione. It’s made exactly as the pillow talker describes, by placing egg yolks, sugar and some sort of liquid — usually alcoholic — over hot water and beating constantly until you start screaming uncontrollably or the mixture is thick and fluffy — whichever comes first.

Mondegreens can be hilarious (my favourite is probably “I’ve got shoes/they’re made of plywood” for “I’ve got chills/they’re multiplying”) and the place I go to when I’m wondering if anyone else got the same lyric as me wrong is kissthisguy.com — heaps of fun.

This episode’s stories

Goodbye Sabayon by Someone In Melbourne

The Tan by Walker Raigh of the Scratch and Sniff podcast

A Weekend at A Time by Monique

I Can’t Be The One by Becky from The 101 Podcast and Dungeons and Improv Podcast

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