If you’ve follow me or my stuff you know that I am a big fan of everything Nerdist. The closing line to their podcast is: “Enjoy your burrito.” Perry Michael Simon wrote a fantastic article on the BBC America site about how the saying came to be.
“Enjoy Your Burrito” has become a catchphrase of sorts for the Nerdist Podcast, closing every episode, but what does it mean? All was revealed in this episode, which posted on October 4, 2010. The burrito thing comes up at about the 56-minute mark, when Jonah discusses living in San Pedro, trying to get his comedy career going, and getting depressed. He talks about going to his favorite burrito place, and being depressed when halfway done with the burrito because it meant he’d have to go back to his depressing job. And that’s when he decided to “believe in the burrito,” enjoying the rest of the burrito right at that moment and worrying about the other stuff later. That story became, in shorthand form, “Enjoy Your Burrito,” which Nerdist fans have adopted as a motto for life. Nerdist is, at heart, about optimism and creativity
Nerdist Podcast just released it’s 601st episode! Believe it or not, no one has compiled an audio file of people saying “Enjoy Your Burrito.” So starting with episode 39, I will cull out all the “Enjoy Your Burritos.” It’ll be interesting to see when the phrase because the end phrase. So remember, have an excellent! One way to do that is to enjoy your burrito!