(elevator bell) – All right guys. Everyone has their computer, right? Remember this is a writer’s retreat. It’s not just a vacation. – Yeah, we’ll do some
writing or something. – Okay, who’s in my car? – Oh, Grant and I just
ordered this sandwich, so we have to be together. – Whoa. And I gotta see that. – Let’s get a party car going! – [Passengers] Yeah! – Wait. What about me? – Oh. Well someone should ride with Katie. (ominous music)
– Oh. – Yeah, she’s nervous in large groups, and we’re a little
crowded in here, you know. – Okay.
– Thanks Raika. – Is your car close? – I don’t… We’ll find it. (sighs) I need gas though. (car starts) (ominous music)
(bird screeches) – [Passengers] Woo! – Open road! – This is gonna be so freakin’ sick. – Hell yeah! Look what I just found. – Whoa!
– Let’s get nasty! – What’s goin’ on?
What? – Oh boy! (air horns blare) (sighs) – It’s crazy they couldn’t squeeze us in that car.
– What? – I said it’s crazy they
couldn’t squeeze us in that car. – Why? – Just ’cause everybody’s in there. Looks like they’re all having fun. – Oh. We can have fun too. See? – Were you gonna suggest something? – Oh, I thought I was opening the door for a conversation to start. (laughter) – Hey, is anyone up for some hot jams. – Oh yeah.
– Yeah. – Oh yeah.
– All right, this is Hot Time Fun Time. It’s a playlist I made
specifically for this trip. ♫ Oh oh – Oh! – Maybe we get some music going? (rock music) – Rock can actually
make me pretty nervous. Is it okay if we try something else? – Yeah, yeah. (R&B music) – R&B actually makes me wistful. Can we try something else? – Should we just turn it off?
– If you, if you want to, yeah. You can go… – Oh. You seem excited.
– I don’t… – What?
– I’ll turn it off. – No, it’s fine.
– You don’t… – Okay. ♫ Love – Ah! – You know, I don’t even
mind how long this ride is. – Oh yeah, totally. We could like, not even get there, I’d be fine. – You guys wanna do a one word story. – [Passengers] Yeah! – Once
– upon – a – butt.
(laughter) – We could try a podcast. – Yes. Anything. – [Broadcaster] 1130 BEZ Chicago. It’s This American Life. Today on our show, 800 short stories by Mike Birbiglia – Oh turn it up. – [Narrator] So strange
things kept happening to me when I was sleeping. – Oh, can you actually rewind? I missed that bit. – [Narrator] I was at a… So strange things kept happening to me when I was sleeping. (laughs) – It’s funny. – [Narrator] I was at a hotel. – Gosh. We have so many inside jokes now, I don’t know how we’ll
ever be able to explain it to Katie and Raika. – Yeah, seriously.
– Oh man, we really should. – We’d have to feed ’em a cranberry. (laughs) – Hey, who wants fun cake? – What?
(cheers) – [Narrator] And now for my 17th story. I was having this crazy thing
happen when I was asleep. There would be… – Ha ha! Very fun! See, we can have fun. – That was the last of the food. – Oh, dang. Whoa! What’s going on up there? – I’m gonna call them. (phone rings) – Hey sorry, we can’t hear you. We’re lighting our friendship fireworks. – Wait. What? – Yeah, we’re all becoming
so close to bonding that we wanna celebrate this
new, deep tier of friendship. – Yeah, we’re getting to
know each other so well that we can communicate
with just our minds. – Yeah.
– Everybody bring it in for a group hug! – [Passengers] Awww!
– Group… – Group hug? – What? We could be deep too. – Yeah! – Katie, how are you? – I’m fine. – Oh, this sucks. – Okay, how do we fix this? We are two very fun people.
– Yes. – How is it that this
is not a very fun car? – Maybe if Grant was here to distract us with his stupid, loud voice. – God, he’s always screaming. It’s so annoying. – Yeah. It is. And Allie… – Oh, when she takes off her shoes, it pisses me off so much
that I can’t talk about it. But I can shit talk about it. – What about Zack and
his dumb ass haircut? – Or Ralph and his dumb ass shirts. – And Trav and his dumb ass life. – I hate all of them. – I do too! – Yes!
(laughs) – [Passengers] Whoa! – More like done cake, right? (laughs) – Oh, you guys don’t mind if
I take my shoes off, do ya? – What? – Oh!
(screams) – Kill your writers. – Eh! Must be the money. – I’ll just come back later. – Hi, I’m Raika from College Humor. Click here to subscribe. Click here for other fun stuff. And thank you so much for watching. I love my job and I’m definitely
not trapped in this video. (exhales) Things are great.