This week the trio of Don, Harry and Stella discuss “comfort media”, I.E. the things they run to when the walls start to close in. From television shows and romance novels to video games, what does your comfort media say about you?
This week, Kelly returns to the show to challenge the integrity of an old, old, old talking point so often trotted out in the wake of mass shootings (in that impossible space between “let the families grieve” and “politicize the tragedy”). How to explain the epidemic of gun deaths and massacres in this country? I don’t know. Ms. Pac-Man? Even though war veterans will tell you first-person shooters don’t adequately capture the trauma of combat (despite developers’ best… efforts?) and the sleeve-worn biases of ’90s-born moral panic, we’re back with the soft reboot of “video games cause problems,” which fell upon perhaps a new generation of ears, this time uncaring, Fortniting. … More Do Video Games Cause Real World Violence?
*SPOILERS* This episode contains Spoilers for the beginning for Star Trek Discovery In this episode, the guys toss each other two examples of extreme status quos in media. First, Harry takes a look and groans at Star Trek’s final episode “Turnabout Intruder”. Then, Donovan flinches and peeks through his fingers at three episodes from Black … More The Possibilities of Storytelling