It’s hard to overstate just how barely the Kirk Cameron “materialism-is-good” explainer Saving Christmas qualifies as a movie. Meanwhile, Stuart talks about his gogurt buying habits, Elliott dramatizes Frank Sinatra’s sexual habits, and Dan is genuinely disturbed by this movie’s theology.
The Squid and the Whale
Flop House Christmas opening theme by John M. Davis and closing theme by Jon Biegen.
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When Starfleet officers that five years previously were all on the same mission as Geordi start returning to the scene of the crime, disappearing crewmen is suddenly more than just a figure of speech. Now Geordi has to contend with the idea that he too may develop a dreaded case of lobster claw. Can Geordi CSI this mystery before it’s too late? Can’t Worf just put The Club on all the Previa’s steering wheels? Can Data stop reminding everybody that he’s an android? Where were they storing that Clip Show Device? It’s the episode that answers the question, why not Zoidberg?
It's the perfect time of year for gingerbread cookies, but what do you do with all that excess ginger? Well, maybe put it in a horse's butt? No, no, don't do that. But some people do. All that and more on this week's history of ginger.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
We're still in Chicago, and it's still pretty magical! We are mesmerized by how clean this windy, cold ass city is, and they have alleys seems to amaze James (there ain't no alleyways in New York). And is everyone in Chicago a champion ice skater? JamKay also sets out to find and save Kwanzatown Village, potentially a new ABC Family/Hallmark Channel holiday movie vehicle for the Minority Korner hosts. In Nnekay's Korner we talk about climate change.. it's real. It's not a hoax, and the first to go will be Florida. So here's a list of what you can do to help save Florida. Come on ya'll... we know it's Florida... but they need our help. Remember 2014's Gamergate? Did it predict the rise of Trump and the Alt Right through it's wishing of "simpler times", flat out racism, sexism, and ultimate trolling through social media, harassment, and chat rooms? In Quizlet Korner we there are some questions, and we'll find out the answers: Is Mark Anthony is on a Man kissing rampage? Did Mike Pence have a life changing experience at Hamilton? Is Senator Barbara Boxer going out of the Senate like a champ with a last minute call to action? Did Black Lives Matter enter into retirement as a result of Trump?! Find out! Also... what are you opinions about Anita Baker?
Biz and Theresa say, "facts schmacts!” Of course sugar makes kids hyper! Who cares if science says otherwise? Of course drool plus fever means teething! No matter that your kid has all her teeth- IT'S TEETHING! Astrology? Ha! Your attempts to deny its accuracy just prove you are a (insert your sign here). Okay, okay, all joking aside, science really is the best. We explore the difference between the “gut truths” that aren’t harmful to anyone and the truths that must be recognized as facts in order to keep us all safe. Plus, Biz is forgetting her homework, Theresa's kids team up for trouble, and we talk to the very cool and very honest Minna Dubin, founder of #MomLists.
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)
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Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans
This past Sunday was TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs), December’s Smackdown exclusive PPV. And between a table match, a ladder match, a chairs match AND and tables, ladders and chairs match, it all got to be a little exhausting.
But The Nation of Conversation breaks down the results and explains why they’re on board for the big moment in the show’s main event between Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles.
Plus: Comic creator Box Brown joins us for the latest installment of our series “My Special Wrestler.” His comic biography “Andre the Giant: Life and Legend” earned him praise from comic and wrestling fans alike.
He’ll tell you all about why Ravishing Rick Rude, one of the most sleazy characters ever to grace the wrestling ring, is actually very under-appreciated.
Brown’s newest comic is entitled Tetris: The Games People Play.
The three count:
Danielle put over The Black Lotus Triad on Lucha Underground.
Mike put over The break-up of Heath Slater and Rhyno on Talking Smack.
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This week Bryan tells us all about his family’s evening with Hannibal Lecter in Vegas, while Erin shares her run in with Rachel Zoe at a rich, rich, rich charity event. Also, a controversial Buzzfeed article speculates about the hosts of HGTVs “Fixer Upper” and their views on LGBTQ people due to their support of an evangelical church. and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has finalized his plans that require abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains at the patients expense. Plus guest TV Land Executive Dana Tuinier is here to discuss the time she screamed at Bryan in public, her involvement with The Trevor Project, and being instrumental in bringing Throwing Shade to TV Land. Happy December Honeybunz!
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This episode, Guy and Margaret are joined by two very special guests to talk about Netflix’s most expensive series The Crown. They talk about Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, whether Prince Philip is hot or not, and who has played the best Elizabeth on screen. Have smart phones ruined bathroom meditation? Did the Gilmore Girls reboot live up to expectations? And is Julio Torres leading the way in writing smart comedy about queer experience?(***hint, the answer is a resounding yes***). And as always, the panel will delight you with their latest jams and what they are all about.
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
While you're using the internet to stream this podcast, Adam and this week's guest Ethan Zuckerman are talking about how we're ruining the Internet. Things are getting meta here. Ethan, who appeared on Adam Ruins the Internet, has studied the internet and its affects for years. He's currently the Director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT and an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists.
On the podcast, Adam and Ethan discuss how people are the products of free services like Facebook and Google, not the consumers. They also go into Ethan's early days working at Tripod where he invented the pop-up ad, and why we need more weirdness like the hamster dance on the internet.
Donny brings the case against his roommate, Glenn. Glenn tends to cook quesadillas in their shared New York City apartment several times a week. Donny finds that the smell of peppers and onions is too powerful to handle and wants Glenn to vary his cooking routine. With Guest Bailiff Jean Grae!
Big thanks to our Guest Bailiff Jean Grae for joining us this week! You can find her on Twitter @JeanGreasy.
You can also catch her Church of the Infinite You at Union Hall in Brooklyn every other Sunday at 3pm. The next Church of the Infinite You takes place on December 18th. December 24th will be a Special Blowout Christmas service at 8pm. Jean is working on getting livestream up for that. If you would like to help, you can join her patreon at patreon.com/jeangrae.
Jean’s live talk show, The Show Show, returns to Union Hall Wednesday Dec 7th with guests Baratunde Thurston, Aparna Nancherla and a special to-be-announced guest. The show is at 8 pm and will be the first Wednesday of every month.
Thank you to Paul Ruh & Tom Brinton for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put a call for submissions.