UComm's Dave Blanks and intern Alyssa Rodriguez attempt to guess the often vague meaning of App student's last sent text messages.
Dave Blanks: Uh, hello everybody, it's me, Dave Blanks--
Alyssa Rodriguez: And Alyssa!
Dave Blanks: And our intern Alyssa, and we're hanging out in my office in the bottom of Anne Belk and we're getting ready to go out on a lovely Thursday, October the fourth to do another Dave by the Bell and the Dave by the Bell topic for today is…
Alyssa Rodriguez: Without context, what was the last text message you sent?
Dave Blanks: Yeah, that's it. Without wearing your contacts.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Contacts? I said context!
Dave Blanks: If we want to guess which ones we might get most frequently, what would you guess?
Alyssa Rodriguez: Lol
Dave Blanks: We'll get a lot of “lol”s, we’ll get a lot of “Okay”s. That's probably okay, those are our guesses.
Alyssa Rodriguez: What's yours, Dave?
Dave Blanks: I said okay! Oh, alright. Yeah, yeah, that's a good idea.
Alyssa Rodriguez: What’s your last text message?
Dave Blanks: Okay. I said “Haha well it's weird, but should still work in my favor”.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Words to live by.
Dave Blanks: No explanation needed there. What about you?
Alyssa Rodriguez: I want to give context.
Dave Blanks: You can’t!
Alyssa Rodriguez: But, I want to.
Dave Blanks: Is it—okay—
Alyssa Rodriguez: You’re just going to assume something different. Okay, My last text was “Good morning. Love and miss you too.”
Dave Blanks: Oh, somebody special, huh?
Alyssa Rodriguez: It was my Dad.
Dave Blanks: Alright, well let's go out and ask some students. Should we start up top? Let's start by the bell. All right, so now we're by the actual bell.
Alyssa Rodriguez: What a bell.
Dave Blanks: Let's find somebody to talk to you.
Ciara Sailar: I'm Ciara Sailar.
Dave Blanks: Without giving us context, we're going to attempt to get the context of this. Can you read the last text message that you sent?
Ciara Sailar: Oh god. It says “Haha, that's so weird.”
Dave Blanks: Oh, so you found out something-- we're going to attempt to guess, but that's pretty vague. So, you found out something a strange—
Ciara Sailar: Yes.
Dave Blanks: that you weren't expecting?
Ciara Sailar: Yes.
Dave Blanks: I don't think I can figure it out. So, what was it?
Ciara Sailar: It was um, so, uh, a friends coming up, she used to go to Lees Macrae and she was talking about her GPS, like rerouting them to like, uh, New York City.
Dave Blanks: What?? So, what did she put in there?
Ciara Sailar: I don't know. I mean, I guess like to go back to Lees Macrae, I don't know, but she said they had to reroute to Harrisburg.
Dave Blanks: Well that's weird. Haha that's so weird.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Haha that's weird.
Dave Blanks: Thanks Ciara!
MG: I'm Maggie sexton. I sent yes with two exclamation marks.
Dave Blanks: Oh, you were super excited about something.
MS: Yeah, a little bit.
Dave Blanks: Did you, uh, did they ask you a question that you were excited to answer?
Dave Blanks: Okay. All right. Um, I don't think I can guess that—
Alyssa Rodriguez: Too vague.
Dave Blanks: It's far too vague.
MS: Do I need to --- now?
Dave Blanks: Sure, what was the context?
MS: Uh, they asked if they could call me today and I said, yes.
Dave Blanks: Yes!! Two exclamation points. All right, well congratulations on that.
MS: Well, thank you.
Dave Blanks: Yeah, thanks Maggie!
Alyssa Rodriguez: Oh, we’ll ask her!
Dave Blanks: Alyssa knows somebody, so we'll ask them.
Gaby Romero: I'm Gaby Romero.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Okay, cool. So, without context, we're going to try to guess the context of it. Can you read us your last text message that you sent?
Alyssa Rodriguez: That’s what everybody says
Dave Blanks & Alyssa Rodriguez: Ohhhhhhhhhh.
Dave Blanks: And then they smile.
Gaby Romero: Noo.
Dave Blanks: What?? You can’t read it?
Alyssa Rodriguez: Oh, what is it!
Dave Blanks: C’mon
Alyssa Rodriguez: What is it? What is it?
Gaby Romero: No, I don’t want to say it! It’s embarassing!
Alyssa Rodriguez: Oh, read it!
Gaby Romero: No!
Alyssa Rodriguez: Read it!
Gaby Romero: Oh, okay. So, you know like on twitter, like thoughts of dog.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Yes.
Gaby Romero: So it's this twitter account about like this dog and it's like, it's all of its thoughts. And the dog always says goob morning, like with a b instead of a d.
Dave Blanks: Cause he's a dog.
Gaby Romero: Yeah. So, it’s that.
Dave Blanks: Aweeee.
Alyssa Rodriguez: It just says goob morning?
Gaby Romero: No. It's not anything bad. It's just embarassing.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Goob morning baby!
Dave Blanks & Alyssa Rodriguez: Aweeee.
Gaby Romero: Gross, I hate it.
Dave Blanks: There’s nothing wrong with that!
Alyssa Rodriguez: What’s your boyfriend’s name, give him a shoutout.
Gaby Romero: No, I can't, I can't.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Give a shoutout!
Gaby Romero: His name is Cele.
Dave Blanks: Thanks for sharing.
Gaby Romero: Yeah, no problem.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Thanks Gaby!! I hate you, Alyssa.
Dave Blanks: Well have a goob afternoon.
Alyssa Rodriguez: See you later!
Gaby Romero: Thank you!
Alyssa Rodriguez: Oh, I’m going to say that every time!
Lee Franklin: I'm Lee Franklin
Dave Blanks: Can you read us the last text message that you sent out?
Lee Franklin: Okay, let me see.
Dave Blanks: Sometimes it's mundane.
Lee Franklin: Damn.
Dave Blanks: So, you could guess that maybe you were either disappointed or you were like commiserating with somebody like they had a failure. I don't think you had a failure. I think they had a failure. Right?
Alyssa Rodriguez: Maybe it was like a good thing.
Dave Blanks: Something bad happened to somebody else?
Lee Franklin: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Dave Blanks: They were disappointed.
Alyssa Rodriguez: And you were just like “wow that sucks.”?
Dave Blanks: Damn. I like that. Well thanks. Thanks Lee. So, where are you headed now?
Lee Franklin: I'm going to do voter registration.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Register some voters!
Dave Blanks: Oh, that's important.
Lee Franklin: are you registered to vote?
Dave Blanks: I am. I am. Well, thanks for doing what you’re doing. Where are you doing that? Where can people get signed up to vote?
Lee Franklin: You can get me to do it or anyone else walking around with a clipboard or you can go to the Board of Elections on King Street in the courthouse.
Dave Blanks: Thanks Lee. Have a good day.
Lee Franklin: See you guys.
Megan Kearns: I'm Megan Kearns.
Dave Blanks: Can you read me the last text message that you sent somebody?
Megan Kearns: I know exactly what my last text message is and it's really specific. So, you're going to know. “How is Australia?”
Alyssa Rodriguez: Who’s in Austrailia? We know someone in Australia!!!
Dave Blanks: Is it Liz??? Is it Liz pope?
Megan Kearns: No.
Dave Blanks: Oh, okay.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Awe man.
Dave Blanks: She was our old intern and she moved to Australia.
Megan Kearns: No, that would have been really cool.
Alyssa Rodriguez: That would’ve been literally the coolest thing. Let’s redo it and say YES.
Dave Blanks: Alright, IT’S LIZ!
Megan Kearns: Yes it is!!!
Dave Blanks: Oh, LIZ!! Oh my god! I can’t believe it!
Issac Johnson: Uh, I am Isaac Johnson. The less text message I sent was.
Megan Kearns: That's it.
Issac Johnson: Is that it? No worries.
Dave Blanks: No worries? Excellent.
Alyssa Rodriguez: No worries, Hakuna Matata!!
Issac Johnson: Good luck.
Dave Blanks: But it's like an upbeat attitude.
Issac Johnson: Yeah.
Dave Blanks: Yeah, no worries.
Issac Johnson: It's pretty casual.
Dave Blanks: Were they concerned that they slighted you or something like that, or did they let you down but you're kind of letting them off the hook?
Issac Johnson: Uh, actually. Yeah.
Dave Blanks: Yeah.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Perfect.
Dave Blanks: No worries.
Issac Johnson: Yeah, exactly.
Dave Blanks: Hakuna Matata, is that what you said?
Alyssa Rodriguez: Yeah.
Issac Johnson: I should start saying that instead.
Dave Blanks: Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata. All right, Cool. Excellent. Well thank you all for your answers.
Megan Kearns: You’re welcome.
Issac Johnson: No worries, thank you.
Dave Blanks: I feel pretty good. No worries, you said.
Issac Johnson: Hakuna Matata
Dave Blanks: Yeah, alright.
Karolyn Martin: I'm Karolyn Martin.
Dave Blanks: Where are we, Karolyn, by the way?
Karolyn Martin: You're in the SGA office.
Dave Blanks: Are you a member of SGA?
Karolyn Martin: I am. I'm a freshmen class senator.
Dave Blanks: Alright, Excellent.
Karolyn Martin: Okay. I sent this meme. I'll show it to you.
Dave Blanks: It’s a meme!
Karolyn Martin: It’s a gif, it’s a gif—
Dave Blanks: Well you’ll have to describe the GIF.
Karolyn Martin: It says who's awesome?
It's a guy in a shirt and then it points towards the screen, so if you—
Dave Blanks: It's from-- It's from whose line is it anyway. That's Collin. That's what that show is. Did you ever watch whose line is it?
Karolyn Martin: I just, I just sent.
Dave Blanks: You were encouraging somebody—somebody was saying that they did something that they were supposed to do and then you were saying you're awesome.
Karolyn Martin: No, I—
Dave Blanks: No? darn it.
Karolyn Martin: Okay, it’s okay. So, I wrote a to do list of the things I needed to get done today, but I didn't bring it with me. So, I asked my roommate when you went back to the room to send me a picture of it.
Dave Blanks: And she did.
Karolyn Martin: And she did.
Dave Blanks: Wow. She's good people. Who's your roommate?
Karolyn Martin: Uh, Laura Perrone. She's the best.
Dave Blanks: Thanks, Laura.
Karolyn Martin: Thanks, Laura. Shout out to Laura Perrone.
Dave Blanks : So, who am I speaking with?
DeJon Milbourne: DeJon Milbourne.
Dave Blanks: Okay, so DeJon, you're the—aren’t you the president?
DeJon Milbourne: Yes, yes I am.
Dave Blanks: Of all students?
DeJon Milbourne: Something like that.
Dave Blanks: Something like that? We're going to attempt to guess the context. Can you read us the last text message that you sent?
DeJon Milbourne: The last text I sent was to my older brother. Actually.
Dave Blanks: Wait, wait, wait. Let us guess. Wow. I was going to try to guess the context.
DeJon Milbourne: Oh No. Context?
Dave Blanks: We were going to attempt to guess the context.
DeJon Milbourne: Oh, so you just you want me to just read it?
Dave Blanks: Just read it and then we'll be like, okay.
DeJon Milbourne: So I just said what's up? Give me a call tonight.
Dave Blanks: What's up? Give me a call. Okay. I'm going to guess it was your brother.
DeJon Milbourne: Yeah.
Dave Blanks: Alright, well that's cool. Just one brother?
DeJon Milbourne: I have seven—
Dave Blanks: Seven brothers?
DeJon Milbourne: Well, I have seven siblings. Three brothers.
Dave Blanks: Wow. That's a big family. Well DeJon. thank you for answer. I really appreciate it.
DeJon Milbourne: It was nice to meet you.
Dave Blanks: Nice to meet you too.
Greg Steckbeck: I am Greg. Steckbeck. The last text message I sent was about five seconds ago.
Dave Blanks: Okay. No context. Remember.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Don’t tell us what it was about.
Greg Steckbeck: That was our second date.
Dave Blanks: Oh, you were talking to a significant other.
Greg Steckbeck: No.
Dave Blanks: No. Darn it. I failed. Okay so, you were talking to someone about your significant other.
Greg Steckbeck: Yes! Now you're on the right track.
Dave Blanks: All right. All right.
Greg Steckbeck: They asked if I was dating or if we were dating, and I said, I think, I think this counts, yeah.
Dave Blanks: That was your second date.
Greg Steckbeck: Mhm.
Dave Blanks: Congratulations.
Greg Steckbeck: Well, thank you very much.
Dave Blanks: Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's awesome.
Alyssa Rodriguez: We’ll hope for a third!
Dave Blanks: See ya man.
Greg Steckbeck: See ya! Have a good one!
Dave Blanks: Alright, you too! Yeah, I think we're going to head back. What do you, what do you think? I feel like we got some good answers.
Alyssa Rodriguez: I think we got a LOT of good answers.
Dave Blanks: We got-- I'm going to point out that we got zero “okay”s and zero “lol”s. Yeah, there were none.
Alyssa Rodriguez: That's true.
Chris Grulke: Alyssa I need you!
Alyssa Rodriguez: Why do you need me?
Dave Blanks: We had one girl that had a, a Gif or Jif depending on if you want to be a Weirdo and say Jif, which is actually what you're supposed to say.
Alyssa Rodriguez: My second sent text message is “How is someone attractive and talented?”
Dave Blanks: Mm.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Things to think about.
Dave Blanks: Yeah, I ponder that every morning as I stare at myself in the mirror. Well Alyssa, we had a lot of good answers.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Well like, do you need anything else?
Dave Blanks: Well, thanks Alyssa for your help.
Alyssa Rodriguez: You're welcome.
Dave Blanks: I really appreciate it.
Alyssa Rodriguez: Yeah.
Dave Blanks: You added a lot.
Alyssa Rodriguez: I did.
Dave Blanks: Send me those pictures.
Alyssa Rodriguez: I will.
Dave Blanks: Alright. I’m Dave blanks and this has been—Hey, what's the next Dave by the Bell going to be about?
Alyssa Rodriguez: I don't know. I'll think about it.
Dave Blanks: What are you listening to?
Alyssa Rodriguez: No.
Dave Blanks: You don't want to do that? What are you listening to? And the guy is going to be like I’m listening to a phone call, so stop bothering me.
Alyssa Rodriguez: So, please leave me alone and go away.
Dave Blanks: Alright, well—
Marie Freeman: You’re listening to Dave outside my hallway.
Alyssa Rodriguez: I’m listening to Dave by the Bell!
Dave Blanks: I’m listening to Dave, talk incessantly right now. All right, well, I'm Dave Blanks. This has been Dave by the Bell. Bye everybody!