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Where would comedy be without stereotypes?!? :-) Seeing how popular the Jerry Seinfeld clip was, here is a second helping. This time it is Mark Gungor who sets out to explore the difference between the two sexes, or, to be more precise, the difference between the Male and the Female Brain. Forget what neurosurgeons tell you; the difference can be summed up in two words: 'boxes' vs 'wire'.... Oh, and that's not all folks; Men have something else which Women lack... :-)
Level: B2 -- C1 Topic: Men -- Women / Relationships / Gender / Stereotypes
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We're going to start discussing Men's Brains -- Women's Brains and how they're very different from each other. Now, I wanna start with Men's Brains. Alright -- now, Men's Brains are, are very unique. Men's Brains are made up of little boxes. And we have a box for everything. We have a box for the car, we have a box for the money, we have a box for the job, we have a box for you, we have a box for the kids, we've got a job for your mother -- somewhere in the basement, * we've got -- we've got boxes everywhere! And... and the rule is: 'The boxes don't touch'! * When a man discusses a particular subject, we go to that particular box, we pull that box out, we open the box, we discuss only what is in THAT BOX ** -- alright? -- and.. and then we close the box and put it away being very, very careful not to touch any other boxes. *
Now women's brains are very, very different from men's brains; women's brains are made up of a big ball of wire. * And everything is connected to everything! * zzzzz the money is connected to the car, the car is connected to your job, and your job is connected to your mother...* and everything is connected to everything, it's just like zzzzzz. * It's like the Internet superhighway, ok? And, and it's all driven by energy that we call 'emotion'. zzzzzzz * It's, it's one of the reasons why women tend to remember everything! * Because if you take an event and you connect it to an emotion, it burns in your memory and you can remember it for ever. The same thing happens for men, it just doesn't happen very often because, quite frankly, we don't care. **
Now men, we have a box in our brain that most women are not aware of. This particular box has nothing in it. * It's true! * In fact we call it 'The Nothing Box'. * And of all the boxes a man has in his brain, 'The Nothing Box' is our favourite box. * If a man has a chance, he'll go to his 'Nothing Box' every time. * That's why a man can do something seemingly completely brain-dead for hours on end. * You know, like, fishing! * Women can't do it! They can't do it, their minds never stop -- zzzzzzzzzzzz -- and, and they don't understand 'The Nothing Box'! And it drives them crazy! Because nothing drives a woman more crazy or makes her feel more irritated than to witness a man doing -- NOTHING! **