Barbara Becomes Britney - #45

Always Open: Barbara Becomes Britney - #45

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Max Kruemcke, Maggie Tominey, and Mariel Salcedo as they discuss their favorite Halloween memories, shattered dreams, and self-care! This episode brought to you by Casper (http://bit.ly/2d7S00q) and Lyft (http://lft.to/2xkPlF2)

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  • 8Veronica8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    My school in Virginia also did the car crash thing, but instead of all of them dying one got to get helicoptered out to fake being airlifted to a hospital. The theatre kids would fight to get picked. 


    Also for the sex dream thing, in psychology it says that if you have sex dreams about people you know it's because you admire something about them. Whether they have a talent you enjoy or are very loyal or whatever. That's you're brain going, I wish I was more like this person. Let's pretend we banged them to give us the hint when we wake up! 


    Because this happened a lot in college and I would freak out, but then access why it was happening and realize I just really liked how dedicated they were to doing their projects on time or something. Brains are weird. 

  • ShelleyFriel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Mariel and Max you are not alone, my school did the car crash but they made it about drinking and driving on prom night. It made people want to join drama class because they picked drama students who would be the ones who died. 

  • k.turner

    4 weeks ago

    16:10




    Oh my God, I'm dying.


    I just got fucking kicked out of Starbucks as I watch this cause I started choking/laughing/seizing on the floor. 


    Maggie, Maggie why. I can't breathe

  • Saint_Zen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Florida. I definitely remember shattered glass.

    • Saint_Zen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      P.S. public school

  • publius10

    1 month ago

    it's weird, sometimes i watch this show for insightful conversations and good advice, and then sometimes it's just to be amazed by how trashy and shallow they are.

  • TheeFlamehead FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    My town went all out for the mock accident. Destroyed car, multiple police officers and firefighters, the jaws of life, and even a life flight (though the kid chosen never actually got to board the helicopter, and instead snuck out as a firefighter. The entire high school would sit in the bleachers and watch this, with a timer running to show you how long it took to get them out.

  • SquallyPoet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Did the car crash simulation thing

  • TheJackal25 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I like to think RT gave Barb a show of her own just so she could have a corner where her awful puns are accepted.

  • syddthesloth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    We had that Shattered Dreams thing too! We always did it like right before prom.

  • ItsJUSTred18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    is anyone else have trouble streaming this? It stops and will loop what they said like three times and then play and then loop again. I’ve had trouble with the RT podcast too. How do I fix this? 

  • cheezeblade FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Somewhere in another universe there is a gay version of me that is very confused right now. Good god barb..

  • warmachinedc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I experienced shattered dreams and it was... a thing

  • joules FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    We did Shattered Dreams (but didn't call it shattered dreams) once and they brought in their parents to cry and freak out which was the worst part.  They even cut up the car and just staged a complete rescue. We didn't do the whole casket thing though.  We also did train and canal safety since we lived on the Erie Canal and people think swimming in it is a good idea (it's not). But it was the same presentation every year.

  • AndyxRocket FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I acted in my drama class' rendition of the drunk driving skit. I was in the 'other car' that was driving behind and saw it happen. Was friends with everyone in the car in the crash. The fire department even came out and took the car apart like they would if the car was crushed and the couldn't get in. Some school police and others were there, one stepped in between me and the drunk driver as I was yelling at her and we almost got into a fight bc I was blaming her for everything and hysterical lul.


    Can confirm, my acting career didn't go anywhere.

  • SteveGarbage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    First thought when I saw Maggie was back: "God, she was filthy back in season 1."
    She did not disappoint.

  • Lasor

    1 month ago

    Maggie is fucking hilarious omg

    And that Jesse costume fits perfectly lol

  • rchris48 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold "Burgertime" Chef

    1 month ago

    Max in those eyelashes OMG!...Your eyes! Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • Msd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    my school put a recked car in the middle of the court yard, but we never had someone fake a death. then again, my school is weird; if someone did die, they would do a whole week of "this kid was dumb, dont do it".

  • ameliabox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Holy crap I love Maggie. She's fantastic

  • dannyflock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    first  i think stroke
    second lag from chrome
    then slow ineternet
    and of course it was traffic being stolen thru wpa2 flaw
    except i saw the video was fine
     this took like 2 or 3 seconds
    finally,
    Pavlov's bell

  • BluntObjekt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

     My HS didn't put on a "Shattered Dreams" program for us. So, I missed out on any of my classmates being being "dead" for the day.    Based on my Christian convictions I usually got permission to miss school on Halloween. Until I entered high school.   To date, I still don't participate much in Halloween.related activities.  Like going out to haunted houses or taking in the attractions at a theme park,  I do remember "Fall Festivals",  Apple bobbing, finger painting, horseshoes and a outdoor concert might not be the stuff of legend like both Max and Mariel shared.  The alternative options were a pious attempt at finding new parishioners if you ask me.   Not to many local churches don't make the most of the opportunities to reach out to the public these days. 


      The one fateful Halloween that I went trick or treating stands out.  The people in my old friends' neighborhood had no reservations giving out candy to a plain clothes wearing person like me.  I had no homemade or store bought costume, no bucket, just me dressed in my long shirt/sweater, jeans and sneakers armed with a grocery bag.  I know, it was pretty lame hitting up people for loads of candy looking like that.  But, I enjoyed it, and don't regret a single moment.  .Regarding my friend's costume (The Scream Ghostface killer) and our effort we canvased the neighborhood and even made repeat visits.   In the end our friends piled their dresser drawers and bedroom closets knee high with bags of candy.   astonished  The TP'ing of our beloved school or egging of parked vehicles whether intentional or not were an entirely different matter..  grin


     Similarly to Shattered Dreams,  I distinctly remember  going to a automotive accident prevention assembly at a local high school shortly NBA star and then Charlotte Hornets player Bobby Phills died..  It was altogether a moving and memorable event.  We each got to view the actual mangled up remains of his car outside of the school's main assembly.  Hearing the actual account of what happened produced the sorrow of faculty, parents and students alike.  A lot of care went into the planning and the organizing of the event.  The day long event was conducted on behalf of his widow's foundation in tandem with the local school district with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Drunk Driving.  It was our hope that a lot of the students who were exposed to this harsh reality would pause and reflect before going through the most daunting phases of their lives.  It's sad to hear that there aren't many U.S. schools and programs doing much to influence or provide a safe haven for young adolescents on their way into adulthood.  disappointed 


    Barbara, Maggie, Mariel, Max, and Texas all looked great in their costumes.  thumbsup There was Britney Spears hotness debate between the guys in my college dorm. (before she went off the deep end).  And I remember the news of 3LW's breakup,   (They were playable characters in the first NBA Street game on PS2.)   The Cheetah Girls were a Disneyfied knockoff.  Eh, even so my sister liked them.

    Mad props to the viewer who sent you the new Box of Issues.  clap It looks spot on!     Thank God, I don't have sex dreams about any of my coworkers!      There was a lot TT (Titty talk) in this episode.


       Is it possible to frighten a woman to the point where her nipples become erect?   I'm sure inquiring minds want to know.   I can't really defend the whole reality show fascination, it's a waste of money and time iMO.  I'd rather queue up some chill tunes, entertain my mind with a good audiobook, watch anime or play some video games in my down time.  To each their own I guess.  Thanks for the entertaining episode. 


    Our friendly neighborhood crab demands a fresh plate of succulent meat.  Who'll be the FIRST to take her up on her offer?   barbara       .  

  • KitKat055 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Mariel, the school i went to,  and two schools I have taught at did that, but we call it mock crash. Love the king crab btw, you rock it!

  • DKopansky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    My highschool did the shattered dreams thing every year. Freedom High in Orlando, FL. The "lucky" kid also got to be helicopter lifted out of the area. They always did it right before prom to scare kids into not drunk driving

    • Msd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      so, florida took it. because im in florida to and my highschool does a modifided verson.

  • QueenBee127 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TerryFoldToucher

    1 month ago

    My high school kinda did something like The Shattered Dreams thing. A Grim Reaper would walk around the entire school and go into classrooms, picking one random student from the class. So throughout the entire school day, there would be a scary looking Grim Reaper with 30 something "dead" students behind him, holding posters, explaining how they died ( gun violence, drugs, alcohol, etc).

  • topherbash

    1 month ago

    Her name may be pronounced Metcalf

  • RoseSchneeBelladonnaXiaoLong FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

     Mariel speaks for the entire Bumbleby fandom when it comes to the desperation for gay ladies. 

  • shutupdee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    My (public) high school (in Southern California) did the staged crash too. Like the upperclassmen created a short film every 2 years. The program is called Every 15 Minutes & they'd literally "kill" a student by announcing it over the PA system every 15 minutes from like 8 am to 12 pm. So there were like 15 dead kids, AND another dead kid who was the one who "died" in the staged crash. Apparently they stopped doing it like the year after I graduated because it was fucking people up too much. Like people would be sobbing in the halls even though they knew their friends weren't actually dead and were just chillin in the lecture hall with all the other "dead" kids. One of my best friends was "killed" and I left a note on her locker that was stupid & knew it would make her laugh. Except they never put them in caskets... Also the staged crash was just for juniors and seniors. Freshman and sophomores saw a separate presentation by a lady who lost her son in a drunk/distracted driving incident. But they'd have a totaled car in the middle of the quad and I just remember SO many people making memes of it (including me, lol). 

  • Seigga FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ScruffyLookingNerfHerder

    1 month ago

    Ahh... Shattered Dreams. I also know what Mariel and Max are talking about. One difference for my school though was that, since we were a larger school with a bit more money than most, we actually would have the CareFlight chopper come out and pick up the "dead" kid.

    • Torvauk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      same, we had a person airlifted out, but they also made a video of it, so the people who were in the crash went to the hospital and they filmed their parents coming and crying about their kids who got in a crash and almost died but not really. it was pretty fucked up.

  • valkyriemarie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Mermaid? #dead

  • FerlynnGoldbeard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Boop

    1 month ago

    My school did the Shattered Dreams stuff too every year right before prom. It was usually about drunk driving, and they eventually sprinkled in some distracted driving in as well during my senior year of school. They would ring a bell every few minutes during the first few periods of class and students would leave, followed by a fake crash sound from outside. Everyone in the school had to file to the front of the building where they staged their mock crash. Then we had a two hour presentation about drunk/distracted driving, and they tried to get us to sign a pledge saying we wouldn't drink and drive or text and drive. Signing wasn't mandatory, but we got ice cream if we did. Really fucked up in retrospect. 

  • mistergookey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    We didn't have anything like that Shattered Dreams programme here in the UK (at least not at my school). We did however have some pretty grisly ads on TV. 


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  • KirbStomp74 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    For Mariel and Max my school had the car crash stuff too.  They weren't called the same thing, but we had them. We had one for texting and driving and then one for drunk driving.

  • tecme4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Someone's mic must be right on their throat because there are several swallow sounds and I gag every time lol 

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    And I thought my school's dragon festival was weird...

  • Mixy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    We had Every 15 Minutes at my high school. They picked about 30 students at random and had a guy dressed as the grim reaper go to your class and pull you out in the middle of the day and leave a black rose on your desk. Five of the students got to be staged in a car crash with fake blood and actually put into body bags. Then we all spent the night at a church and went to their funeral the next day. They even made up stories of how each person died. My story was I got alcohol poisoning and died on my parent's door step because my friends just left me there after a party.

  • saramarielec FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    7 minutes in and maggie has won my heart all over again

  • ChampionDaveBacon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That's so bones

    1 month ago

    that mock crash was a thing in my school too and it was always around prom. 

  • m_vivan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I love Maggie she's the best

  • AutumnOnFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold How may I be of service?

    1 month ago

    EYYYY Texas is getting more of his face back in control, hope the progress keeps going!

  • random_viktor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Maggie is so fucking blunt, I love it.

  • JustStatic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    forget the posters of the ladies, i want a poster of sexy max in his hot dog costume.

  • Happilywanderin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Sometimes its too bad we only get to see the costumes when they are sitting down. Maggie this episode had the complete outfit down to the cowgirl pants but we couldn't really see it all. Maybe some standing pics in the link dump to show off all the work for the people who put in the effort. 

  • a5hley FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    My high school did the shattered dreams but it was called every 15 minutes and they only did it for seniors and juniors every two years!!! the grim reaper would come into class and take the kid out of class it was really dark and weird 

  • GideonAH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    maggie is amazing i swear she needs to be in more

  • Guy... FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    34:09 Maggie's confession/explanation about the piercing she got and their reactions was hilarious :D

  • BronwynAlayn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    holy shit, I love texas' wig.

  • bent0saurus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Yeah, I remember the shattered dreams thing they did for Azle High School. They did this thing where during each period, the grim reaper would show up to take the chosen "victims" away. It would usually coincide with a heart beat flatlining over the loudspeaker (Man that shit was loud!).

    The production was grisly, of course, with the flipped cars and the very bloody students and all.  With this all happening on the football field, and the rest of us in the stands, it got pretty loud when the helicopter landed. It took around five minutes to save the "alive" ones, then they took off again. Great production of horrible outcomes.  

    • The_Songbird FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Yep, that's how my school did it, but without the helicopter and the bleachers. We had to stand in the parking lot and wait for an ambulance. 

  • happi_hapa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BOUDICCA

    1 month ago

    The staged crash program for at my school was called "Every 15 Minutes" and they did the exact same thing except they would select....I believe 5-6 students and they would make gravestones to represent themselves and the gravestones would be displayed in the quad.  The whole thing represented how every 15 minutes someone dies as a result of drunk driving. The event would happen every 2 years and only was presented to the juniors/seniors. Due to budget cuts, they stopped the program right before my junior year.

  • XxBlack_SparkxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Can confirm Las Vegas had Shattered Dreams lol We just didnt have the casket and after the performance and speech about drinking/driving the day went back to normal.

  • ceiye FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Oh I remember the crash thing. I think it was called something different, but man that was an experience. I remember a ton of people crying because it was like a huge production


    But more importantly, there was a helicopter and that was cool