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Ep83 - Jack O'Brien (Cracked.com)

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For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! Fortunately, the team from Cracked.com is here to clue you in on the truth. Jack O’Brien, the editor-in-chief of Cracked.com, joins Bryan on the show to share with us the latest book from the popular site. Bringing together six years worth of research, The De-Textbook was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untruths that years of misguided education have left festering inside of you, and leave you a smarter person...whether you like it or not. The De-Textbook is a merciless, brutal learning machine. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are informed. It’s also incredibly entertaining as is this episode of The Bryan Callen Show.The De-Textbook is available from all good booksellers. You can find out more about The De-Textbook at http://www.cracked.com/the-de-textbook/. (Note to attentive readers: You will notice that this write-up is taken almost verbatim from this site. That’s because while Hunter normally does careful episode write-ups, he was so impressed by the lively writing found on the Cracked.com website that he decided he should mostly just copy and paste. As a side note, if you scroll down there’s a fun sneak peak at what the book actually looks like.) By the way, you can also follow Jack O’Brien on twitter @jack_obrien. We just did.