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.
*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