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[Intro music plays]

Hank: Hello and welcome to Dear Hank and John!

John: Or as I prefer to think of it, Dear John and Hank.

H: It's a podcast where two brothers answer your questions, give you dubious advice, and bring you all the weeks news from both Mars and AFC Wimbledon. John!

J: Yep?

H: It's your birthday!

J: I know.

H: You're turning 43 years old today, which means, John, you're in your prime! [intro music ends]

(John laughs)

H: And you will be several more times, I think, between, on average, seven and nine more times you will be in your prime, but enjoy it this year

J: Yep.

H: because you won't be in your prime for another, I think, uh, until you're 47.

J: Right.

H: So enjoy it while you can.

J: I have always wanted to live to a prime number age.

H: M-hmm.

J: But I just want to state for the record that I don't find either 43 or 47 acceptable.

(Hank laughs)

H: Alright.

J: I was thinking more along the lines of an 87, is that prime?

H: (mumbling) ...I don't think it is.

J: A 91? Is that prime?

H: Uhh...

J: I think 91 is prime. 91 smells prime to me...

H: 91...

J: ...when I give it a sniff.

H: Neither 91 nor are p-

J: Oh! I just gave 91 a big sniff and it came up prime, that's weird.

(Hank chuckles)

J: Okay. What about...

H: Give me a... Give me another one!

J: What about... 93's not prime, 97... I don't wanna live to be 97. What about 87?

H: Close! Little older than that.

J: 89?

H: Yea! Is that a good one?

J: Oh, that's perfect!

H: Okay. (chuckles) We've decided.

J: Oh yea. That's where I - uhh, I mean that's where I, uhh, that's where this rocketship is aiming.

H: (mumbles then laughs)

J: I get to see Haley's Comet for a second time

H: Oh!

J: which is one of my great life ambitions

H: Uh-huh.

J: and I would get to die before I'm 100, which is one of my other great life ambitions.

H: And you get to die on a prime. And you can - is there a thing you wanna say? Do you have a, your last words planned out? You seem like the kind of guy who would.

J: No. Uh, I feel like they're always better when they're spur of the moment

H: m-hm.

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