Quick Hits with Chris McCarthy – Ep. 71

Joined by very special guest Chris McCarthy, host and creator of the ground-breaking podcast Step By Stapp, https://stepbystapp.com/ – probably the best podcast analysis of the 90’s sitcom, “Step By Step,” and Creed lyrics to hit the internet in the last forty years.  (Chris is also the creator of the now complete podcast “Family Chatters,” https://www.facebook.com/familychatters/ a retrospective of the 90s sitcom “Family Matters.”). We challenge Chris, a new dad, with some Quick hit questions.  Namely:

  • Burping the baby – annoying chore? Or kind of a cool challenge?
  • Mother’s drinking restrictions (Pregnancy/breastfeeding) – abstain in support? or get loaded as needed?
  • Hospital Food – to be avoided? or actually pretty tasty?
  • Breast milk – drink four ounces straight for $100? or drink a cup of coffee with1/4 ounce in it for free?
  • Most aggravating baby poop – sticky like tar but contained? Or watery and breaching the diaper (up the back)?
  • Wife’s post-baby diet – support by dieting too? or support by lying about what you secretly eat?
  • Family Matters father Carl Winslow’s big appetite – silly sitcom character trait? or sign of clinical food addiction as evidenced by his quick temper?
  • Eating something while changing a diaper – I’ve done it, or no way!

Keep your ears open for some musical bumpers thanks to Family Chatters and the stylings of the very talented, Julian Morena (https://www.facebook.com/AJulianMorena)

Then, they examine the lyrics of the great Creed, Scott Stapp song, “Bread of Shame.”

If you say I’m alive I guess I’m living

 Why should I guess your size, a choice I’ve been given

 Tell me everything’s fine and peace is coming

 I won’t listen to the heartache I’m numbing

 

When the world casts me down and says I’ve changed

 I’ll survive on all the promises you made to me

Guess there’s no one to blame

 When all you’re living on is bread of shame

 Bread of shame

 When the world says I’ve changed

 Bread of shame

 Just promise me fame I’ll survive on the bread of shame

 

As long as you say I’m free

 Then keep these chains off me

 Tell me down is up

 I’ll let you fill this broken cup

 When the world fall down

 Let them fall on me

 Cause no one’s around who believe me

 

When the world casts me down and says I’ve changed

 I’ll survive on all the promises you made to me

Guess there’s no one to blame

 When all you’re living on is bread of shame

 Bread of shame

 When the world says I’ve changed

 Bread of shame

 Just promise me fame I’ll survive on the bread of shame

 

Tell me where I sign my name

 Inside I find no peace of mind to hide behind

 Only bread of shame

 Tell me where I sign my name

 Inside I have no peace of mind

Only bread of shame

 

Bread of shame

 When the world says I’ve changed

 Bread of shame

 Just promise me fame I’ll survive on the bread of shame