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.
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!!!
Game of Thrones! Mark called The Mooch getting fired. Dorne is boring. Grand jury! Predictions for first indictments: Andy: early September, Melissa: Early November, Mark: early January. Trump’s transcripts from his calls with foreign leaders. Andy is racist. Whatever happened to Stephen Miller? Cosmopolitan is white power code for Jewish. He looks like a penis. The importance of migrant labor.
Andy Mansplains Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Cities running on 100% clean energy. #ReadyFor100. Georgetown, Atlanta, San Diego. Republican Mayors. Andy and Toad the Wet Sprocket. What is House Trump’s sigil? Is The Mooch sticking around for long? (Mark called it. Andy and Melissa were wrong.) Why is Jeff Sessions your line in the sand? A gross moment talking about Steve Bannon. Transgender people in the military vs. the border wall. All our fights are connected. A moment of hope? In defense of escapism. PO-tay-tos!
Weekly White House / Game of Thrones Death Pool:
Andy: Rex Tillerson, Yara Greyjoy
Mark: The Mooch, Milesandre
Melissa: Unnamed Communications Staff underlings fired by The Mooch, The Sand Snake
(Mark was right, and almost right with Milesandre! He leads, with Melissa in 2nd place. Andy has a zero.)
We talk about Game of Thrones and casting the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, but first we talk about Donald Trump Jr, Russian collusion, health care, should we just let it burn? Ava DuVernay, Selma. The 13 Doctor. Not worried about Whittaker, worried about Chibnall. Moving on from stuff we don’t like– just keep scrolling. We kick Mark out for Game of Thrones spoilers. Deus Ex Arya. Is Jaime Lannister a good person? Setting up for future episodes. Dragonglass — Melissa is Dragonglass.
This episode’s ending track is The 13th by The Cure from their vastly underrated album Wild Mood Swings.