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May 28, 2018

JOIN JASON, Sion, Gary and Patrick as we discuss the rapidly escalating degrees of crazy in four Netflix documentaries, including...

MERCURY 13 .. in which we learn that the ladies' auxiliary of the space program had to have the same right stuff as the guys, only backwards and in high heels.

THE PUSH .. in which we learn that destroying people's confidence in their own common human decency can be fun!

Check out the controversy on Derren Brown here.

THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR .. in which we learn that even in the 1930s, no matter where you go, there you are. Until you disappear and are mummified at sea.

WILD WILD COUNTRY, in which we learn that you cannot make an enlightened, sex-crazed cult community without breaking a few salmonella eggs over a salad bar.

Special thanks to The Distance for our music!



Apr 14, 2018

Join Jason and Gary as we natter about the 1987 classic buddy cop movie, "The Untouchables," featuring...

KEVIN COSTNER as Eliot Ness, the man who never stops verbing until the verbing's done.

SEAN CONNERY as Jimmy Malone, who is prepared to go all the way and then go all the way to get Capone, but not if it means maintaining an Irish accent.

ANDY GARCIA as George Stone. No, really...George Stone.

CHARLES MARTIN SMITH as Wallace, who finds dying in an elevator much more diverting than accounting.

AND ROBERT DENIRO as Al Capone, who should consider developing an enthusiasm for wiffle ball.

Feb 26, 2018

Join Jason, Gary, Sion and Patrick as we discuss our Netflix picks for February 2018, featuring...

BRIGHT, the film in which fairy lives don't matter. And neither does plot, character motivation or backstory. But character chemistry and fun action do, so there's that.

And be sure to check out Lindsay Ellis' video essay on the apotheosis of lazy worldbuilding in Bright.

RETRIBUTION aka ONE OF US, in which two Scottish families do their best to convince themselves that they're not in a Vince Gilligan series despite the looming presence of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle.


ALTERED CARBON, based on the book that envisioned a future of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, comes a series that envisions a future of sex, drugs and Edgar Allen Poe.

DIRTY MONEY, or "Mr. Robot - The Home Game" in which we learn that Volkswagon are naughty boys, there's a such a thing as a strategic maple syrup reserve and Donald Trump is the president. 

Thanks for listening and be sure to join us next month for more Netflix madness!

Jan 23, 2018

Join Jason, Patrick and Sion as we continue our Summer of Sean Connery (hey, it's summer somewhere!) with bonus discussion of PT Anderson's The Phantom Thread!


IN THE HUNT for Red October, we learn that Russians are not always the bad guys...and Americans are not always the good guys...for example:

MARCO RAMIUS, who chooses a somewhat radical option for protesting his country's health care system

VASYLI BORODIN, whose matrimonial aspirations might work out better in Utah than Montana or Arizona

JACK RYAN, who probably sends a memo every week suggesting that America should just start swiping nuclear submarines. It was bound to eventually be a good idea!

ADMIRAL GREER, who finds your lack of faith disturbing

JONESY, who can hear invisible submarines and has Pavorati coming out of his...wherever

CAPTAIN MANCUSO, whose talent for remembering Playmate of the Month measurements will probably be more applicable in the civilian job market

AND FRED THOMPSON, who takes patriotic pride in dumps of an unplanned nature

Jan 14, 2018

JOIN JASON, GARY AND SION as we discuss our latest binges on Netflix, with in-depth coverage of series 4 of Peaky Blinders!

And be sure to join us on Facebook in our binge-watching, film-loving, stream-addicted group, "I Can't Stop Watching Netflix!"

We open with a short discussion of some of the shows we've been watching, including...

GODLESS, in which we learn that there's nothing a man can do that a woman can't do better, unless that man is Jeff Daniels or Sam Waterson in which case it's an even money bet

WANTED, for those who love Breaking Bad, Thelma & Louise and Australia but just can't seem to pick one.

WORMWOOD, in which we learn that you should probably either drop acid or work for the CIA. It's not good to do both.


And then we continue to our in-depth coverage of Peaky Blinders, featuring...

THOMAS SHELBY, who is not a traitor to his class, just an extreme example of what a working man can accomplish

POLLY SHELBY, who is evidently trying to sleep with everyone on Game of Thrones

ARTHUR SHELBY, who should probably stick to ranching and fixing cars instead of fights

JESSIE EDEN, who is red all over, not just on her right hand

ALFIE SOLOMONS, who is thinking of retiring...maybe to Italy...nah

ABERAMA GOLD, whose red right hand has a finger of unusually small size...little, one might call it

AND LUCA CHANGRETTA, who will make the Blinders an offer they can't understand

Enjoy the show, and be sure to join us soon for the sheckond in our sheries of the Shummer of Sean Connery: The Hunt for Red October

And next month when we begin our tribute to a true San Francisco hero, Dave Toschi (who passed this week at age 86), starting with 1968's class Steve McQueen film, Bullitt.