Episode 12 – Bon Appétit, It’s Not the Avengers

O Noodles

The responsible pop culture thing for us to do would have been for us to watch the Avengers. We were going to watch Us but then a lot of life stuff got in the way. We had one last chance this weekend but by that point every showing after 1:00 PM at our semi-rural theatre had been Avengered. And guess what? We don’t give a fuck about the Avengers! Or the related demi-plane of superhero content. Instead, we’ve been zoning out to seven to thirty-five minute videos of Bon Appétit’s test kitchen ppl making food, so we talked about that and somehow the gig economy. Enjoy!

Some episodes: Claire makes Peeps, the gang makes pizza, Brad fries baloney, Andy makes halva, Brad and Gabby make empanadas.

Episode 11: Emergent Strategy (2017) (BOOK CLUB)

Joe’s operating system crashed during this one.

This week’s movie is a book. That’s how things go down here sometimes. Cheryl just read adrienne maree brown’s visionary self/society/galactic help book 2017 Emergent Strategy. Joe read it a year ago. We both are thinking about how to be in this f-ed up world, so we hit record and started talking. brown’s 2019 Pleasure Activism is at the top of our pile. Watch out for our conversation about it in 2021. Also, we will watch a movie soon, we promise.

Episode 9: Sorry to Bother You (2018)

After Green Book won an Oscar, we toyed w/hate-watching it since Feb cinema is a dumping ground for lame movies. We decided instead to return to Boots Riley’s powerhouse directorial debut Sorry to Bother You. We talk it over in an end-of-work-week fugue state, get wildly off topic, and work our way back to the point: we loved this movie real hard.

Episode 8: Gravity (from the archives)

george clooney enjoys having his servos rewired
please forgive our podcasting sins

Full disclaimer: we recorded this early-days episode at a McDonald’s after watching Gravity. There are some eating noises. Forgive us Apple o god don’t drop us. Also, we’ll fix our metadata we swear.

Anyway, we wanted to keep all the Cuarón episodes in somewhat close proximity. As for the movie itself: meh.