We've been doing this job for a long time and I have spent many-a-blog espousing our passion and joy doing it. We just like what we do but we are still and will always be surprised by the things that resonate with listeners.
Case-in-point, the Dirty Germans. They are now a staple on the show, but usually reserved for birthday requests. How they became what they've become, we don't know, but we love that they are. On some immature level, it's validating.
However, understand that the Dirty Germans are not a good source for marital advice. Sure, you probably already know that because you are not an oxygen-deprived idiot. That's why an off-air call that Mike received before the show is so very troubling.
A guy calls and tells Mike that he "needs" the Dirty Germans to 'tell him something'. Cryptic already, but the guy continues that the Dirty Germans need to tell him AND his wife something. Poor Mike is being patient as this guy builds up to whatever it is he 'needs'.
Finally, the great reveal; this guy 'needed' the Dirty Germans to talk to his wife (off air, mind you) and explain to her that he does NOT need to quit drinking.
Let me just offer this; if you feel you need the Dirty Germans to defend your drinking habits, you most definitely have yourself a legit drinking problem.
We never talked to this pillar of the society ourselves, but I believe that message was conveyed.
It's a strange world we're living in.
Until tomorrow, do what you do best and STAY BEAUTIFUL!