The Curse of the 'Man Cold'
ALISON STEWART, host:
Rachel, I'm so glad you're here. It's a girl power morning because we can…
RACHEL MARTIN, host:
STEWART: …rust this tape. What can reduce the strongest, most macho hunk a man meat to a sniveling pile of pathetic goo?
STEWART: The man cold, an epidemic sweeping the U.K. and of course, YouTube. Just listen.
(Soundbite of YouTube clip)
Unidentified Man #1: Closing.
Unidentified Man #2: Quickly, love. Okay. Son, everything's going to be fine.
Unidentified Man #3: (Unintelligible).
Unidentified Man #2: I don't think we can help it.
Unidentified Man #3: My head is burning.
Unidentified Man #2: How did this happen?
Unidentified Woman: He caught a cold off me.
Unidentified Man #2: You just don't think, do you?
Unidentified Woman: I'm a bit confused, hasn't he just got a cold.
Unidentified Man #2: For God's sake, woman, he's a man. He's got a man cold. Do not under any circumstance move from this bed, okay? You, take this bell. When he rings it, I want you to come to him and rub his head and say, poor, little bunny.
Unidentified Woman: Poor, little bunny?
Unidentified Man #2: Okay. That's good. Let's go.
Unidentified Man #3: We've got a man over on Kent(ph) Avenue with a hurty(ph) knee.
(Soundbite of laughter)
MARTIN: It's the man cold.
STEWART: Cracks me up. Apparently this is a big hit on YouTube. It's been viewed almost two million times. And there's even an urban dictionary entry for the man cold - definition, quote, "true terrible, debilitating disease." Usage: Either I have meningitis, end stage brain cancer, or a man cold. We know what you men are like when you get cold.
STEWART: We'll - let's post it on our blog right now.
MARTIN: Let's do it.
STEWART: By the way that's npr.org/bryantpark.
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