The XX Files Podcast – S02E23 – Soft Light
23 Aug. 2016

The XX Files Podcast – S02E23 – Soft Light

In our world, unexplained phenomena are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the mysterious beings who perpetrate these events, and The FBI Agents who investigate them. These are their stories…

Join Courtney and Alison as they recap S02E23 of the X-Files – “Soft Light” – and learn about amazing unsolved mysteries such as how T.V.’s Monk is Alex Mack-ing innocent bystanders, what the Vancouver train station bathrooms smell like, and what truly horrid nickname Alison has come up with for a minor character this week.

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  1. "The Smoking" Anne says:

    Hey Beauties,

    I used to work in a hotel and FYI.. HUMANS ARE MONSTERS! DISGUSTING TERRIBLE MONSTERS! Here is a Buzzfeed article about Hotel Worker Horror Story.

    Here is my horror story though, we had a guest who would pay cash every day. He stayed for two months. He would order Chinese food every day from the same take out restaurant. He wouldn’t let house keeping staff clean the room. He would ask for 7 clean towels on Sunday but they wouldn’t come back.. Anyways.. cut to two months later.. he didn’t pay cash so they locked the room and waited for the prerequisite 24 hours and then we went into the room…..
    All of the towels were in the bathtub and they were DRENCHED IN URINE. there were nail clippings (toe and nail) in piles on the desk. The bed had a human shaped stain. The TV was missing.. and in its place was a fecal drawing ( to this day I don’t think they ever figured out where the TV went.. because we couldn’t find any video evidence of it leaving the room). On the bed there was a kilo of weed and 25$ with a note saying that we are a great hotel…

    They remodeled the room.

    Here.. it is a Pie Keeper

    Quark –
    Quark –

    Also, Courtney, you are breaking my heart. Really… Babylon 5?! *weeps*


    Barbara Walters is still alive..

    The most interesting man in the world was on Star Trek


  2. bastien says:

    Here’s why Fahrenheit is better than Celsius at grading environmental temperature for humans: it’s more precise.

    Let’s take your example of 36° C. Converted to Fahrenheit, it’s 96.8° F. That decimal place is very important, because human bodies are actually capable of telling the difference between seemingly miniscule changes in temperature.

    Decrease the temperature by 1° Celsius, to 35° C, and the temperature in Fahrenheit decreases by 1.8° to 95° F. And while that doesn’t seem like much, our bodies know the difference.

    Think about your optimal setting on the air conditioner. Let’s say about 23° C–or 73.4° F. We’ll say that’s your personal perfect temperature for maximum comfort on a hot day. Change that by a single degree in either direction and suddenly you’re finding yourself feeling either too hot or too cold. I like the AC at about 74°, and at 73° I start to feel chilly. If it were in Celsius and I dropped it by the same digit, I’d be freezing!

    Now consider the human body itself. Our “normal” internal body temperature should be 98.6° F (37° C). Just a few decimal points higher or lower can signal illness. A couple degrees of difference and things become dangerous. A couple degrees in Fahrenheit is very obvious and fairly easy to feel. In Celsius, a couple degrees lower would be more than 3° lower in Fahrenheit, to 95. The other way, you’d go from 98.6° F to a fever of over 102°!

    So while Fahrenheit may *seem* less precise since it doesn’t start with the freezing temperature of water with a clean number like 0 (about 32° F), it’s actually more exact and more easily perceived by the human body when dealing with environmental temperatures.

  3. bastien says:

    This is a odd one, but… yes, condoms come in non-lubed varieties. They can actually be safer than pre-lubricated condoms, because the lubrication can sometimes break down the integrity of the material. Especially condoms with a spermicidal coating.


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