224: Gone Girl, and the time Bret thought Ben’s girlfriend died



San Francisco comedian Jane Harrison joins us in the Frot-quarters to talk Gone Girl, as does Ben. In discussing Gone Girl, and crazy Amy, and how over-the-top the third act is, we remember the time Ben dated a girl who looked a lot like Amazin’ Amy and ended up lying about having inoperable brain cancer. Bret then reveals that before he found out she had been lying, he just didn’t hear about her for a while and assumed that she died. And never asked Ben about it, which to me says a lot about how guys deal with each other when one is going through a rough patch. The last act twist to Ben’s cancer-faking girlfriend story is that a year after they broke up, Ben actually got cancer himself. I will never get tired of this story. 
Other things on the Space Docket:- Dad stories, inspired by the ones collated by Mallory Ortberg, and including a few of our own. – Buzzfeed’s “women try whiskey for the first time” video. -Talking whiskey and answering your whiskey questions. – Ben tells us about his book. 
Gone Girl talk starts around 35 minutes. Ben’s cancer etc. story starts at 56 minutes. After that, we answer a few of your emails, and receive probably the best voicemail we’ve ever gotten. Great job! Ass pats all around! 


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