All posts by Andy

20 – Al Franken, Justice League, and Coco

We talk for 40 minutes about Al Franken. We are conflicted. Should he resign or not? Melissa brings perspective from Kate Harding in The Washington Post:  I’m a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don’t want Al Franken to resign. And then we talk about Justice League. [WARNING: some spoilers] We loved it but Andy and Melissa have some complaints. Superman IICoco. Andy missed his screening because of Mike Pence!!! Mark’s personal story is why Pixar is amazing. Pixar makes us cry.

 

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19 – This Week in Sexual Assault

We spend the first 2/3 of the episode discussing sexual harassment and pedophilia. Roy Moore. Last week’s elections give us hope. Louis CK. George Takei. Justice League. Brett Ratner, Steve Mnuchin.  Rian Johnson will make a new Star Wars trilogy! Not letting Mark Hamill spoil Star Wars.

 

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18 – Reclaiming My Time Pt. 2 – Indictments, John Kelly, and Donna Brazille

The indictments are out, and Melissa again wins the Deathpool!. We’re dating ourselves with that Webster reference. John Kelly says lack of compromise caused the Civil War. Donna Brazille needs to shut the f@#$ up. Some heated debate about the future of the Democratic Party.  DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!!

 

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Our closing song comes from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s EP “Acoustic Dance Party”–still Andy’s favorite band.

17 – Reclaiming My Time Pt 1: Coco, Ragnarok, Discovery

We’re back with a supersized episode so giant, it had to be split in two parts! First up, the pop culture part! Melissa saw Coco and it’s amazing! Andy and Mark saw Thor: Ragnarok and loved it, too! And then a long discussion on the ethics of Star Trek: Discovery . Also the ethics of paying for CBS: All Access. Anthony Rapp, Kevin Spacey, and the culture of Hollywood and sexual assault.

 

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16 – Trailers Trump

We start with running down the Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Justice League trailers. Agreements about Porgs, Kylo and Rey, disagreements about Ezra Miller, and Mark mansplains The Flash. A long discussion about the Alamo Drafthouse, sexual harassment, Harvey Weinstein, second chances. Then we start talking about serious stuff. Puerto Rico. Bob Corker. Rex Tillerson.

 

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14 – A Song of Ice Dragons and Incest

SPOILERS (obviously) as we give our immediate reactions to the Game of Thrones finale. Ice Dragons! Melissa wins the death pool. Cersei.  Jaime stands up to her. Tyrion– Peter Dinklage’s poker face. Littlefinger. Sansa a slow learner, isn’t getting her hands dirty. Please don’t let Tormund be dead. Theon! Should we call him Aegon Targaryen, and does this mean anything?

 

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Melissa wins the Deathpool by getting a point for Littlefinger. So, unless Stephen “Dickon” Miller is fired in the next two weeks, Melissa wins. Probably final standings:

Melissa: 3.5 (probably really should be 4– let’s be real, that Sand Snake is DEAD)
Mark: 3
Andy: 1 (finally on the board!)

 

13 – Harvey Danger

We’re preparing to get hit by Hurricane Harvey but all we can think about is Game of Thrones! Thoros of Myr, ice dragons– called it! Why Littlefinger has to go. Deathpool points grubbing. Mark thinks Cersei is dead?!?! The Defenders. We don’t have a lot to say. Joss Whedon. We talk Joss Whedon for a LOONG time. Is he a feminist? James Cameron.

 

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Deathpool update! Mark and Melissa both get a point for picking Thoros of Myr.

Current standings:
Mark:  3
Melissa: 2.5
Andy: 0

This week’s picks:
Andy: Jeff Sessions, Littlefinger
Mark: Stephen “Dickon” Miller, Cersei
Melissa: Gen. Kelly,  Littlefinger

This week’s closing music from Machines of Loving Grace – Butterfly Wings.

 

12 – Bye, Bannon!

Ding! Dong! The Bannon’s Dead! More dangerous now? We’ll take the win. Charlottesville response redux: The Mormoning. Romney, Hatch, and Flake! Oh My! A Purposeful Wife.  Game of Thrones. Mansplaining. Deathpool! Dickon for the win! Why Melissa should really be tied with Mark.

 

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Deathpool update:  Melissa gets a point for Dickon Tarly.

Current standings:
Mark:  2
Melissa: 1.5
Andy: 0

This week’s picks:
Andy: Jeff Sessions, Littlefinger
Mark: Stephen “Dickon” Miller, Thoros of Myr
Melissa: Gen. Kelly,  Thoros of Myr

Melissa and Mark will both be awarded one point for picking Thoros.

11 – Dracarys, Fire and Fury

Apparently, threatening nuclear war isn’t the worst thing someone can do this week. Family in the military. China wins. Charlottesville. Free speech. Should hate speech be outlawed? Google diversity memo. Obama’s failure to tackle hate groups. Taking on the biggest thugs to send a message. Game of Thrones.  Stephen Miller is now Dickon. Is shipping Jon and Daenerys gross? Bonus point: do they get it on in this episode? PICKLE RICK!!!

 

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Deathpool update:  no point changes.

Current standings:
Mark:  2
Melissa: .5
Andy: 0

This week’s picks:
Andy: Jeff Sessions, Greyworm
Mark: Omorosa, Euron Greyjoy
Melissa: Omorosa, Dickon — Melissa will be awarded one point for this correct pick.