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 just catching up after three weeks off, and we’re discussing why voicemail is now unnecessary, unlimited data packages that aren’t actually unlimited, the S8 vs the Pixel, hindsight tech, lampshade monitors, Bixby hiccups, email, Bladerunner 2049, Dark City, how the pugs locked Dubs keys in his car, Matt introduces his idea for a revolutionary new tail light, Hungry Hustlers: paying it forward, real life fables on social media, revisiting the public library, sneaking Chinese food into the movie theater, Wong’s eggrolls, Palabra del Dia, financing a new bed, back pain, hot bed tech, and rescheduling recording. It doesn’t sound hilarious, but somehow it still is, so download it now and listen to it, and then tell your friends!
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: Ghostriding an oil-less whip, taking care of your car, silent judgements, email, Chick-fil-a, Aristotle, achieving excellence, word of the day, The Jungle Book movie, Jon Favreau, Iron Man, Disney and Marvel, crying at movies, sensitive dudes, CGI, LDSD: genius auto repair meth hustle, Aaron’s take on the current election, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Conspiracies, fun facts about elections, the push to 200, working from home, more Park Lake adventures, and a brief existential crises.