Super Familiar with The Wilsons

Easter's Strange Origins/Give Us Advice

April 05, 2021 The Wilsons Season 2 Episode 15
Super Familiar with The Wilsons
Easter's Strange Origins/Give Us Advice
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Super Familiar with The Wilsons
Easter's Strange Origins/Give Us Advice
Apr 05, 2021 Season 2 Episode 15
The Wilsons

Hello Friends! We return to some favorite segments. Passing Glance at the News teaches us that man cannot live on salmon alone. Also, for reference Garamond is an old-style serif typeface that was created by engraver Claude Garamond in the 16th century. Often used for printing body text and books.  Then, the return of Game Time with our Easter Quiz. Give Us Advice asks for your best Birthday advice to us by next week. Because, you know, we need all the help we can get!

Opening music "Super Familiar" and closing music "Wilson Suite"  by Josh Wilson.

"Steve Theme" and "Spawn from the Powerline" by Andrew Wilson - Find him at electricsheap.bandcamp.com/music

"Out and About" by Daniel Wilson - Find him at bandcamp.com/danielwilsongnv

Super Familiar with The Wilsons 

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wilsonspodcast
on instagram at instagram.com/thewilsonspodcast
on twitter at https://twitter.com/wilsons_do
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Contact us! [email protected]

We are part of a network of Gainesville Podcasts...check it out and listen to more great content. The ImaGNVille Podcast Network: www.ImaGNVille.com

Show Notes Transcript

Hello Friends! We return to some favorite segments. Passing Glance at the News teaches us that man cannot live on salmon alone. Also, for reference Garamond is an old-style serif typeface that was created by engraver Claude Garamond in the 16th century. Often used for printing body text and books.  Then, the return of Game Time with our Easter Quiz. Give Us Advice asks for your best Birthday advice to us by next week. Because, you know, we need all the help we can get!

Opening music "Super Familiar" and closing music "Wilson Suite"  by Josh Wilson.

"Steve Theme" and "Spawn from the Powerline" by Andrew Wilson - Find him at electricsheap.bandcamp.com/music

"Out and About" by Daniel Wilson - Find him at bandcamp.com/danielwilsongnv

Super Familiar with The Wilsons 

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wilsonspodcast
on instagram at instagram.com/thewilsonspodcast
on twitter at https://twitter.com/wilsons_do
and on Youtube
Contact us! [email protected]

We are part of a network of Gainesville Podcasts...check it out and listen to more great content. The ImaGNVille Podcast Network: www.ImaGNVille.com

Josh Wilson:

Louisiana priest walks into a well More on that later.

Amanda Wilson:

Let's go

Josh Wilson:

this is super familiar with the Wilsons. I'm Josh I'm Amanda and now it's time for your weekly deep dive into the minds into the life of the Wilsons Are you ready for that deep dive Amanda?

Amanda Wilson:

I'm not sure how deep of a dive it is but I'm ready

Josh Wilson:

Come on now it's a deep dive it's so deep. Oh wait, I got a light Yes, that's my children lighting up the incense so that we can have a good calm atmosphere here for an interesting subject a little bit later we'll talk about the origins of Easter you think you know but maybe you don't know. But first. Amanda it's time Are you ready to go back into the news?

Amanda Wilson:

I'm so excited.

Josh Wilson:

All right, here we are with our regular feature although we've not done in the past couple of weeks. A passing glance at the news. Alright, Amanda, here we go. So I of course believe that everything you need to know about a new story you can just read in the headline and it gives you all the information that you need. So you ready for these seven headlines.

Amanda Wilson:

I have been missing this for weeks. I am ready.

Josh Wilson:

Alright, here we go. First dateline, Louisiana. Priest to dominatrix charged with vandalism after altar threesome.

Amanda Wilson:

I actually read that story.

Josh Wilson:

Yes. And Church's response was and this is why we can't have nice things. dateline Taiwan Taiwanese official begs people to stop changing their name to salmon for free sushi.

Amanda Wilson:

Okay, I have questions.

Josh Wilson:

It was some sort of promotion that they were running and I guess they made the mistake of saying

Amanda Wilson:

if your name is Salman

Josh Wilson:

but those those smart people they're like, okay, we're just going to change our name. Can you imagine in 20 years there's a bunch of people with the last name hamburger.

Amanda Wilson:

Last last name or first name because I feel like these people just their first name is Seaman

Josh Wilson:

hamburger Smith is actually an amazing name. So next, dateline Ohio. Man calls police after raccoon ransacks Kitchen hides in dishwasher. He's in there officer go get him.

Amanda Wilson:

Could you imagine opening the dishwasher and there being a raccoon in

Josh Wilson:

Washington DC US Court of Appeals discourages lawyers from filing using garamond font. Apparently they've determined that garamond is too hard to read. I say that lawsuits and filings are too hard to read. dateline. Kansas, a man with his hands cuffed behind his back steals Kansas Highway Patrol troopers car and Liza officers on a 30 minute high speed chase

Amanda Wilson:

t shirt with his knees.

Josh Wilson:

I guess? I don't know. I'm not sure that they drive backwards. Why?

Amanda Wilson:

He was backwards, not the carpus

Josh Wilson:

if he could do that for 30 minutes, then set that man free and give him a job with NASA. Here we go. Next one. dateline. Somewhere on the MMA. MMA fight stopped as fans are asked to look for fighter severed finger. Oh, can you imagine? I mean, we've all been there. Oh, stop everyone Don't move. I've lost a contact. Everyone Don't move. I've lost the flange gee.

Amanda Wilson:

I really honestly in my head thought it was gonna be like an earring or something. And that was funny enough to me that we had to stop to look for the earring. But oh god, I don't know that I'd look I was

Josh Wilson:

in my drink. And then immediately around me. Last Washington man arrested for allegedly stealing 400 pounds slide mounting it to his child's bunk bed.

Amanda Wilson:

I saw that. I did not read it. But I mean, that is some commitment to home decoration.

Josh Wilson:

I'm assuming wasn't on the second floor.

Amanda Wilson:

And then the poor kid is like but daddy got me the slide and the police were like sorry, kid. Your dad's a thief. We need to slide back. And that is a passing glance at the news.

Josh Wilson:

That theme music lets us know that it's game. Time man, we haven't done game time in quite a while

Amanda Wilson:

game time.

Josh Wilson:

So I've got a little quiz here for you. And it is a Easter quiz. Now we just had the season of Easter, but we're going to delve into maybe the origin of Easter that people aren't aware of what do you think about that? What are your thoughts on Easter instantly?

Amanda Wilson:

My answers Jesus for every question. Now is Easter The season of regeneration and rebirth and that I like and I just, it felt mandatory in a way that did not feel celebratory to me. So it's, I have I have conflicting feelings about Easter.

Josh Wilson:

Well, good. Let's take those conflicting feelings right into this quiz. Okay, firstly, are you ready? First

Amanda Wilson:

question ready?

Josh Wilson:

Where does the word Easter come from? And I'm going to give you choices for choices. Does it come from and and forgive me for the pronunciations here, but I'm just gonna do it phonetically. As I as I read it, did they come from a star Tay? One of the titles of a Kaldi and Goddess the Queen of Heaven. Does it come from? Oh, stray, a Teutonic Goddess of the rising light of day in spring? Does it come from Ishtar, a Babylonian goddess of fertility? Or does it come from Greg the demigod of lukewarm beverages?

Amanda Wilson:

As much as I wish it were Greg, I happen to know that it's Ishtar because we talked about this yesterday at Easter dinner.

Josh Wilson:

Well, it was kind of a trick question because it could be one of the first. Okay, it could be a start a one of the titles of the Kaldi and goddesses. Oh stray a Germanic or Teutonic Goddess of the rising light or Ishtar Babylonian goddess of fertility. And what we take from this is that many cultures had this this idea of spring this idea of birth or rebirth that they bring to this celebration. Yes, one of the most famous myths about the story of Ishtar is the story of her descent into the underworld. So she descends into the to the underworld and attempt to conquer the domain of her older sister, but instead is deemed guilty of hubris as you wouldn't be right and struck dead. Three days later,

Amanda Wilson:

Oh, interesting.

Josh Wilson:

It says an inch rubber but I'm not quite certain who that is. I think that's another deity pleads with all the gods to bring Ishtar back but they all refuse except for the chief God who sends to beans to rescue Ishtar, so, Ishtar dies, is buried for three days and comes back from the dead. A story which predates all of the stories in the New Testament by quite a long time.

Amanda Wilson:

That's really interesting. And, and I know it meant to be pointing out but what I heard you say was that he said, what I understand you to say was that he said three beings to being two beings. I heard beans. So now in my store my head, it's like vegetales. It's like the Ishtar veggie tale version. And the two beans have gone to rescue is true.

Josh Wilson:

Okay, next question. In ancient Egypt and Persia, friends exchange what at the spring equinox at the beginning of their new year.

Amanda Wilson:

chocolate bunnies, but the hollowed out ones

Josh Wilson:

now? I don't think that's right. Okay, close though. Give me guesses decorated eggs.

Amanda Wilson:

Oh, okay. Well, these

Josh Wilson:

eggs were a symbol of fertility for them. Because the coming forth of a live creature from an egg was so surprising to the people of ancient times. I'm calling bs on that, like surprising how like every time they were gonna happen. What

Amanda Wilson:

happened was a new one. What is it this time,

Josh Wilson:

Christians of the Near East adopted this tradition and the easter egg became a religious symbol representing new life or rebirth. Next, the rabbit is closely associated with which ancient deity? Is it? Hermes? Oh, stray Venus or Abraham Lincoln.

Amanda Wilson:

Okay, well, Greg, my answer is Greg. Venus.

Josh Wilson:

It is Oh, stray. The affer mentioned. Teutonic goddess of rising light of day in spring or the Germanic goddess had a familiar if you will, and and right. Yes,

Amanda Wilson:

this she was like the Disney Princess but that was her animal sidekick.

Josh Wilson:

Yes, exactly. So the most widely practice customs on Easter Sunday or Easter season relate to the symbol of the rabbit or the Easter Bunny and the egg. So the hair was a symbol a symbol was symbolic. I was started as a symbolic animal associated with those stray representing the beginning of springtime, okay, in Germanic mythology. There's this other deity called ostara. That might be actually another name for Australia. They all these folks, they had multiple names. It was crazy. But in Germanic mythology, oh star healed a wounded what that they found in woods.

Amanda Wilson:

I mean Easter Bunny,

Josh Wilson:

is it bunny bird worm or jellyfish?

Amanda Wilson:

No, I mean those damn jellyfish that keep coming back to this podcast no it was it was money. Okay, it was a pretty happening through the, the something Germanic

Josh Wilson:

countryside the Bavarian

Amanda Wilson:

town the bunny trail, right? Yes.

Josh Wilson:

The answer is Berg.

Amanda Wilson:

Well, that's not very eastery

Josh Wilson:

well it is that listen. The egg has come to represent spring fertility and renewal in Germanic mythology of star healed a wounded bird she found in the woods by changing it into a hair. Still partially a bird. The hair showed gratitude to the Goddess by laying eggs this gift

Amanda Wilson:

No, this is weird. This is now this is now what was what were those things that we had them in the 80s? Because I had Bumble lion. What were those things? They were the stuffed animals. There's also a cartoon they were half like mine was Bumble line. It was a half Bumblebee, half lion. What were those things called? drug induced dreams? No, that was Teddy Ruxpin. No, no, there were the animals and then they they match then they became thing. So whatever this your Easter thing is taking a turn for the 80s

Josh Wilson:

Yes, right. Where did the tradition for an egg toting Easter Bunny come from?

Amanda Wilson:

Germanic god of somebody.

Josh Wilson:

It did come from Germany, they had this idea. There was a reference found in a German text dating to 1572 ad and it was a poem and I'm going to read the poem. And I'm going to give you blanks and you have to fill in the blanks as to blanks. Okay. Do not worry if the Easter Bunny escapes you. Should we miss his blanks. We will cook the blank.

Amanda Wilson:

Should we miss his eggs? We'll

Josh Wilson:

click the bunny. Oh, okay. Well, no,

Amanda Wilson:

we'll close he's escaped us so we can't

Josh Wilson:

should we miss his eggs? We will cook the nest.

Amanda Wilson:

Oh, that's also bad. Okay.

Josh Wilson:

Oh no, you

Amanda Wilson:

said here's the bunny. Here's my friend Bumble lion

Josh Wilson:

Bumble line. Okay, so he's a wuzzle was all I remember. If I'm looking at it, it's a lion dog with a B torso and an antenna antenna?

Amanda Wilson:

No but here I need to tell you this very important though. I googled Bumble lion toy and the first thing that popped up like the very very first thing from Etsy was this absent father

Josh Wilson:

what

Amanda Wilson:

it is absent father action figure father not included? That is the first thing that came up when I googled Bumble line.

Josh Wilson:

Okay, that's weird. All right.

Amanda Wilson:

Other than make it about Easter

Josh Wilson:

other related

Amanda Wilson:

he's no longer here he is absent.

Josh Wilson:

But only for three days.

Amanda Wilson:

No was absent after the three days you're not very good at Easter.

Josh Wilson:

is more candy sold on Easter? Christmas Valentine's Day or Halloween?

Amanda Wilson:

Okay, see I feelings. I feel like Valentine's Day is the the kind of like go to answer for this. But that's just chocolate. I feel like it's probably Halloween because people are but not everybody celebrates Halloween and not everybody celebrates Easter so I'm going with Halloween.

Josh Wilson:

Halloween is correct. There you go. The first easter eggs were dyed What color?

Amanda Wilson:

The color of my soul? I don't know. Purple. pink, red. Oh, that's not very Easter either. But it is bloody

Josh Wilson:

in the 13th century the church prohibited eating what during Holy Week.

Amanda Wilson:

Oh, me. You gotta eat the fish eggs. What is wrong with these people?

Josh Wilson:

While the Easter Bunny brings children eggs in the US what sort of critter delivers the goods in Germany?

Amanda Wilson:

labu Fanta the Christmas which?

Josh Wilson:

No, it's Christmas.

Amanda Wilson:

Italy, in Germany. Bumble clothes

Josh Wilson:

close a fox. In Switzerland. What animal delivers easter eggs to kids

Amanda Wilson:

and a reindeer.

Josh Wilson:

The cuckoo

Amanda Wilson:

clock. There is the egg.

Josh Wilson:

Now we've moved on to general trivia because we're done with the origin story of Easter. The bottom line is that it's a pagan holiday pagan celebrations that were appropriated by the church. But when was the first White House Easter Egg Roll?

Amanda Wilson:

Ah,

Josh Wilson:

by the way, Easter Egg Roll is a funny phrase to me.

Unknown:

It's an egg

Josh Wilson:

roll is

Amanda Wilson:

1954 1878 Wow. Why did they roll the eggs?

Josh Wilson:

I just think that they roll it's on a hill or something and they just kind of roll

Amanda Wilson:

and then they get that.

Josh Wilson:

I think it's that they put the eggs down and then they roll

Amanda Wilson:

and then the children go after them

Josh Wilson:

if they want them or they could just leave them.

Amanda Wilson:

Okay. So at your church growing up did you do now I mean, we went to the same church here so I know the traditions behind you know the Easter egg hunt and here it was a big Do we went to a big church and they would separate it out by age group so like the the zero to two year olds, they just threw the eggs on the grass and the kids went picked up the eggs and then they were older. It got harder. Did your church do this growing up in Miami? Yes, they did. Was it just a regular Easter egg hunt? Yeah. Okay,

Josh Wilson:

my I had two tiny children that point so it wasn't a hunt as much as it was clean up these easter eggs that we've dumped on the lawn. That's right. Children go get an Easter egg clean up the church

Amanda Wilson:

that I went to growing now growing up. They didn't do this. But then when my child was little, they dropped candy from a helicopter above the church instead of doing an Easter egg hunt

Josh Wilson:

that feels very dangerous.

Amanda Wilson:

The helicopter hovered above the lawn and threw the candy out and then children went and got it

Josh Wilson:

reminds me of that w Caribbean Cincinnati episode where they did the same thing except for with thanksgiving, turkeys. I should ask you that question. Most Americans bite off what part of a chocolate bunny first?

Amanda Wilson:

For the IRS?

Josh Wilson:

Okay, well, I always bite the ass off first. So that's just that's what continent is Easter Island a part of what? What country? Not what kind of continent? No. One may have but

Amanda Wilson:

surely. Oh, okay. I was in the wrong part of the world. I thought it was near Europe. Maybe I'm just thinking about Stonehenge again. I think about Stonehenge often.

Josh Wilson:

Okay, here's a question I've never heard yourself. What? Bread based snack is associated with Easter?

Amanda Wilson:

Bread based? Yeah. Um,

Josh Wilson:

I've never heard of this.

Amanda Wilson:

All I can think of bread based snacks would be Passover, not Easter.

Josh Wilson:

And those aren't snacks. By the way. Those are just bread, religious symbolism, but whatever. Go ahead. I don't know. pretzel. Why? Well, that's the next question. Why are pretzels considered an Easter food? They're not. Because their design is said to look like praying arms and hands.

Amanda Wilson:

You know, the emoji that everybody uses to look like praying hands? Yeah, send the emoji. It's not really praying. He's

Josh Wilson:

supposed to be high five.

Amanda Wilson:

High five. Yes,

Josh Wilson:

brilliant. Another thing that the question is, how long does it currently take to produce one marshmallow pee?

Amanda Wilson:

I know this six minutes. How do you? How do you know that? It's right. Right? It is right? Because it used to be done by hand. And it used to take something like over 24 hours or two days. And then the guy who owns it or found that the company automated it and now it takes six minutes per peep.

Josh Wilson:

That's great. That actually doesn't answer the question how you know that

Amanda Wilson:

I know this because of Good Mythical Morning and our friends written link when they did the worst Easter candy taste test. They told me that last probably didn't hear that fact. Because the four year old was probably yelling it. Yeah.

Josh Wilson:

I didn't hear that last question. What state held the largest Easter icon ever in the United States?

Amanda Wilson:

Florida because it was probably from the helicopter in Lakeland? I don't. Alaska, lots of places to hide the eggs and snow.

Josh Wilson:

It is Florida is in Florida. It is Florida. You know, we did something right. No, I

Amanda Wilson:

don't know. That's right. Have you seen all the things we're doing wrong this week, like with talks? When Stephen King starts tweeting about your state and how we should all be worried about it. It's time to move.

Josh Wilson:

But we can throw a hell of an Easter party. This is a new segment that we like to call. What are we going to call it? give us advice. Tell us what to do. Boss us around. We're lost. We're confused. We don't know what the hell is going on. That's the title, that whole thing,

Amanda Wilson:

that whole thing. This is our new segment called give us advice.

Josh Wilson:

It's almost like a podcast within a podcast where we will throw out a question on social media, we'll throw out a question on a show and then we'll sit back and wait for all of the answers to come in. And then we will take those answers we will apply them to ourselves or not. And we will share them with you so that you can benefit from the fact that we're just asking for free advice.

Amanda Wilson:

We're crowdsourcing advice.

Josh Wilson:

So what is our first question? Well, we have this is this is something we're going to deal with next week, right? Ask the question now. And then next week, we'll read the answers. So

Amanda Wilson:

here's the question, we're going to ask you to think about it. We're going to ask you to come to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and or send us an email and let us know your best advice. We have a birthday coming up and in the next week or so. And Josh would like to know when I say we Josh has a birthday last month a month from now if you want to think about your advice for that.

Josh Wilson:

I thought you meant it was the birthday for this podcast because we started this on April 14 2020. So bad to birthdays almost a year old. Is that not what you're talking about?

Amanda Wilson:

That is not I'm talking about your birthday, which is three days after the podcast birthday. Our question is what is your best birthday advice? So it can be for the podcast. It can be for Josh. It can be for Greg, the God of lukewarm beverages, but what is your best birthday advice?

Josh Wilson:

And so again, if someone wants to give me birthday advice, how do they go about doing that?

Amanda Wilson:

They are going to probably my favorite way to connect is on twitter at Wilson's underscore do. You can also hit us up at the Wilson podcast on Instagram. And Josh, what's our Facebook handle?

Josh Wilson:

Well, you can just search for super familiar with the Wilsons on Facebook, but it is at Wilson's podcast, Wilson's podcast.

Amanda Wilson:

And then we also have a Gmail address.

Josh Wilson:

It is super familiar Wilson's at gmail.com. Well, that one's pretty

Amanda Wilson:

easy. So hit us up on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and or send us an email and let us know your best birthday advice for Josh.

Josh Wilson:

Oh, righty. Do you have a wreck?

Amanda Wilson:

I don't have a rag. I have a knot rack.

Josh Wilson:

Okay, sure.

Amanda Wilson:

I think we should turn this into Josh Rex things and Amanda and Rex things. Oh, that's funny. If we do it with a Wr. I used a new facemask tonight. Well, I say new like I've had it for a while. And it's the yes tomatoes, detoxifying sheet mask. Don't do it. I'd said it said if it tingles, good, it's working. If it tingles too much take it off. I took it off and I looked like I have been in the sun for a very long time. It

Josh Wilson:

did you say something about tomatoes?

Amanda Wilson:

Yes to tomatoes. The brand is yes to and so it's yes to cucumbers yes to coconut. Yes, tomatoes. Tomatoes are supposed to be detoxifying. So it's natural ingredients.

Josh Wilson:

So this right? took something that was based on a tomato, put it on your face and your face turned red. Am I understanding correctly? You are okay, it sounds like it did exactly what was on the tin.

Amanda Wilson:

Okay, so that's my that's my knot. Right. Josh? Do you have a wreck?

Josh Wilson:

I do. I started listening to a new podcast this week. And actually, I was as I was telling you earlier, maybe I'd like to do at some point a podcast Roundup, because I've listened to a lot of podcasts as I'm driving to work. But I've got a new podcast that I kind of gotten into. It's called fan tie FA n ti fan tie. Now, fan tie is exactly what it sounds like. They take a topic a subject, and they they fan it out for half their episode. And then they they give the the anti for half the episodes. So they present something that that folks are really into that they might even really be into. And they take a deep dive into it. And they especially look at the intersection between sexuality and race. And it's really, really super interesting. And the one that I listened to initially that topic caught my attention and that was they were talking about the Grammys. Of course the Grammys have long been criticized for not recognizing people or color or or basically anyone but white people. So they were talking about that and it was really super interesting. I really enjoyed it. And then I skipped around a little bit and now I'm listening to the Michael Jackson R Kelly episode. Wow. So yeah, and they also have a Bill Cosby episode that I want to listen to

Amanda Wilson:

heavy stuff.

Josh Wilson:

Yeah, but really good, really interesting and actually very funny. Good. Very funny. So I recommend fan tie. It's on the maximum fun Podcast Network, which is also the network that the McElroy has happened to live on which I love their stuff. And I recommend them to my bam bam my brother my brother and me or the adventure zone or any of the other a billion podcasts that they do.

Amanda Wilson:

Well that will do it for today.

Josh Wilson:

We are part of a podcast network called imagine Ville. So go to imagine bill comm on the interwebs and check out us and our friends that is spelled ima GNVI Ll e.com. The music that you've been listening to throughout this podcast are Wilson originals, the Opening Music was by me the middle music there was by both Daniel Wilson my oldest son and Andrew Wilson, my next oldest son, the only son that I have who has not contributed is the four year old and I'm quite certain that he will do something really soon in the in the electronic music vibe.

Amanda Wilson:

Well he's very good at giving advice. He gives me advice a lot. So now that we're going into an AB vise site segment Maybe he can give us some advice.

Josh Wilson:

All right, well, until we talk at you again, be kind to each other,

Amanda Wilson:

and yourselves.

Josh Wilson:

And we'll see you soon. Bye.

Amanda Wilson:

Maybe I'm just thinking about Stonehenge again. I think about Stonehenge often.

Josh Wilson:

Okay, here's a question I've never heard yourself.