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 II. Coco. Andy missed his screening because of Mike Pence!!! Mark’s personal story is why Pixar is amazing. Pixar makes us cry.
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!!!
Deathpool update: no point changes.
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.
Ugly American in Chief was overseas this week, and it was so embarrassing. One fight: live together, die alone. White guys committing acts of terrorism. Praise for Walmart? Jared Kushner and Russia. Putin is Baron Zemo. Alamo Drafthouse and women-only screenings. The pie. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor. Mark’s all-male Top Gun screening. Baywatch.
Comey Comey Comey. Eff that guy, but seriously, this is about institutions and principles. John Cornyn for FBI Director? Did Comey flip the election? THIS WEEK IN RACISM: Voter ID and intimidation certainly affected the election. Jeff Sessions. Mandatory Minimums. Watch 13th by Ava DuVernay and Dear White People. The Revolution is racist? Make America Great Again = Make Public Displays of Overt Racism Ok Again. Liberal colleges didn’t turn conservatives into assholes– Andy talks about going to a conservative college. Guardians of the Galaxy!!! There will be spoilers!
We’re back, baby! We feel like <<dermo>>. Andy welcomes our new Russian overlords. We run the first joke of the podcast into the ground. Are we feeling any better? Not really. But rallies give us hope. Let’s see it change things at the ballot box. The San Antonio Mayor’s race.
Comedians vs. the media. Fake news. The media applauding airstrikes on Syria. Bill O’Reilly can go to hell. Props to Shep Smith. Newspapers are getting the job done. Dan Rather. Texas Tribune.
The Handmaid’s Tale. Enjoy is not the right word. Mark can’t enjoy anything anymore because of things like Texas’s “sanctuary cities” bill. We have high hopes that Guardians of the Galaxy will fix that. Concerns about Wonder Woman and if DC is fully supporting it.
The final episode of Who Virgin. Trump wounded us like a nihilistic Dalek, and so we’re taking on a new form… lots of talk about resisting. Podcast name ideas. Damn the Torpedoes. Andy and Mark sing Tom Petty. Peter Capaldi and who we want to see as the 13th Doctor.