In Episode 251 we’re taking your foot off, over-analyzing the mythology of Jason Voorhees, taking a different approach to writing the next Friday the 13th film, revisiting many classic horror movies, eating dinner in a movie theater, comparing the old and new “IT”, letting Stephen King’s mystical magical elements stay on the written page, coin-flip betting, and getting real about out squat game.
This week we’re joined by our friend Aaron to discuss the strategy (or lack thereof) of Donald Trump and his administration, voter suppression and fraud, conservative complacency, changing minds with arguments, Nazis in the streets with torches, acknowledging absurd world-views, staffing the FCC to overturn net neutrality, Russia’s involvement in the election, righteous violence, punching Nazis and running over protesters, trolling the left, training for non-violence, noob tactics of the alt-right, civil resistance via Chenoweth and Stephan, Leo Tolstoy and Kenneth Burke, the privilege of non-violence, accountability to better placed critics, better uses for white masculinity, the shrinking timeline of awareness, creative non-violence, war with North Korea, understanding the other with empathy, substituting a villain for a fool, how Nazis compare to BLM / Antifa / Black Panthers and others, problematic media, human cooperation, tearing down white supremacist iconography in public places, the hardly-subtle KKK, Stetson Kennedy, Linear and Emergent Logic, and more!
We’re kicking in the door on 2017 a day late and a dollar short. In Episode 220, you’ll learn incredible new skills like solving Young Jeezy’s riddles, giving up on Spotify, getting weird and sad on your birthday, catching up on old emails and retractions, forgetting the awful previous year, how to best steal lottery tickets in bulk, how lottery tech probably works, how to exchange Christmas gifts for Whoppers at Burger King if you have a time machine, how to better understand and deal with the Mandela effect, never trusting your memory, kicking cigarettes with placebos, and staying community minded with local police reports.
- Music: Ozomatli | “O Le Le”
- YouTube | Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe
- Palm Beach Post | Man Steals $600 in Scratch Tickets
- Fox News | Burger King Gift Exchange for Whoppers
- Wikipedia | Confabulation AKA “The Mandela Effect”
- Popular Science | Nicotine Only Works because you Believe it does
- Bozeman Daily Chronicle | Police Reports
Topics Discussed: What Spiders and Yoga Pants have in Common, Thanksgiving, Friday Night Tips’, Power-Sliding Through Q4, WHGL Weigh In, New Segment Time!, Woman with BIID Blinds Herself Intentionally, Deep Discounts: Craigslist Record Label, Johnnie Walker’s Platinum Label, Internet Scotch Aficionados Describe Alcohol in a Stupid Way, Selling Booze with Celebrities, Word of the Day, Revisiting Slapping People, Meathead Street Cred: Secret Drunk Meat Eaters, Lamb or Beef, Enabling Bad Behavior, International Relations, America’s Not Talking to their Friends, Elton John Retractions, Citizen Kane, High School Reunions, Never Being Great, and the Ego.
J-Stone and Killer Kyle join Dub and Matt this week! Topics Discussed: Random Gagging, the Push Theme Song, Pros and Cons of Recording Your Dreams, Google’s Deep Dream, Lucid Dream Tech, Time Dilation, Trapped in Your Own Head, Rehabilitating Criminals in 8 Hours, Word of the Day, Tech Section: Stone-o-vations Road Rage Speech-to-Text Marquee, Wayback Machine: Hall and Oates Fight Each Other, Clever Headlines, Stone’s Personal Insight into Rachel Dolezal, Black/Straight/Gay-Face, and Killer’s Going Back to School!