If times are changing, how are we changing? Is this anger we feel destructive, or productive? Am I becoming violent?
This week, Donovan and Son Ha-ri watch a down-home favorite: Death Wish III. Join them as they grapple with the Big Questions which spin out of a movie that should be the worst in the world, but simply is not. It’s a film whose politics badly intersect with their lives as a young black male and a time traveling history student respectively, but whose gleaming surface stirs memories of beloved cult classics like Commando and Judge Dredd. Fellas, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride (no girls allowed). … More What Would Charles Bronson Do? (Death Wish III Commentary)
This week the guys discuss the return and mythology of Dave Chappelle, more racism against Asians, language, hatred, and the use of violence in media.
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?
More fun continues as the guys discuss one of anime’s most notorious features: The End of Evangelion. What can we learn, and what can’t we learn?
The following is recorded audio from Donovan’s presentation at BGSU’s Pop Culture Conference, celebrating Batman’s 80th Anniversary.
For their second live recording, the guys look to the 1985 Arnold entry for answers. Do they instead find only more questions?
Don and Harry risk making the most indulgent episode ever, discussing their favorite things and people whilst reconciling with what about them is tough to talk about.
The Red Pill. Incels. Femoids. Chads and Stacies. This is the language of a world Harry and Donovan hover over in observation, but refuse to descend upon. Through the cloud of misunderstanding they lock arms and seek to find an answer, together, before they die of smoke inhalation.