On the way to Grandma's house with a new boyfriend in tow, Lucy (Brittany Snow) steps off the subway into an utter bloodbath on the streets of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Texas is attempting to secede from the Union, and militia forces have descended upon New York City to claim it as an East Coast base of operations and negotiation tool. Faced with a flurry of whizzing bullets and total destruction around every corner, Lucy takes shelter in the basement of Stupe (Dave Bautista), a burly war veteran who reluctantly helps her traverse the treacherous five-block stretch of Bushwick to reach her destination—assuming it's still there.
Contestants' Row: The contestant whose rating is closest to the actual Pitchfork rating of an album without going over advances.
To win Plinko chips: One tour, four cities. Was the average resale ticket price for this tour's stop in this city higher or lower than the price listed?
Hole in One: Order six items from a musical artist's tour rider from least to most expensive.
Cliff Hangers: Three albums. How long is each album, in minutes, rounded up? For every minute you're off, the climber goes up one.
One Away: Five singles by one musical artist, five numbers that are one away from where each single peaked on the Billboard Hot 100.
Range Game: The range is the tracklist for an album. The range finder is three songs. We surveyed 1000 fans of this album. Stop the range finder where most people answered is this album's best three-song stretch.
The Showcase: Name the cost of one of two music videos.
Deadline's interview with Cameron Crowe revealed that Crowe wrote [Jerry Maguire] for … Tom Hanks! Who knew??? That almost broke my brain. (Yes, Hanks turned it down.) Crowe also revealed that Connie Britton nearly ended up with the Renée Zellweger part and that Cuba Gooding Jr. beat out Jamie Foxx for Rod Tidwell. I continue to think that "Hollywood Movie Casting What-ifs" would be a riveting book.
As Hollywood seems to be remaking or rebooting everything, why not remake or reboot projects with actors who passed on the original or were beaten out?
Remake Jerry Maguire with Tom Hanks, Connie Britton, and Jamie Foxx.
Reboot The Sopranos with Ray Liotta as Tony Soprano.
Yes, a remake of White Men Can't Jump is wholly unnecessary, but what if it actualised a parallel universe? Eh?
"'Taking your own life.' Interesting expression. Taking it from who? Once it's over, it's not you who'll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to everybody else. Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it." (Sherlock, S04E02)
"Who's this one? Is this a new person? I'm against new people." (Sherlock, S04E02)
"Stress can ruin every day of your life; dying can only ruin one." (Sherlock, S04E02)
"I'm that predictable?"
"No. I'm just a cock." (Sherlock, S04E02)
"Oh, the posh boy loves the dominatrix. He's never knowingly under-clichéd, is he?" (Sherlock, S04E02)
"Is there nights of passion in High Wycombe?" (Sherlock, S04E02)
"Just text her back."
"Because High Wycombe is better than you are currently equipped to understand." (Sherlock, S04E02)
"I'm so glad we finally found a use for your grandmother's dollhouse furniture collection "
"Yeah, me too. I wish she was here to see it, but she's in Tampa, in her grave." (Son of Zorn, S01E10)
Terrell Owens – huh (Son of Zorn, S01E10)
"Here's my belly button's review of the movie Gone Girl." (Son of Zorn, S01E10)
"How am I supposed to learn about life when you won't let me watch The Good Wife?" (Bob's Burgers, S07E08)
"People who do not know me soon come to understand that I do not have any sense. Now please do not misunderstand the situation. You send me 12 men, I will return you 12 sets of testicles in a bag, and we can watch your little whores devour them together, before I chop off your trotters, and boil them." (Taboo, S01E01)
Jonathan Pryce's use of the F word (Taboo, S01E01)
Minnie Driver's discussing her colourful English family (Speechless, S01E12)
"The American white woman is as fickle as a Pinot noir." (Black-ish, S03E12)
"White women aren't sisters. We hate each other." (Black-ish, S03E12)
"Oh, I'm racist?! I'm a racist?!"
"Please don't say it…"
"I have black friends!" (Black-ish, S03E12)
"AIDS! AIDS! I got AIDS! I got AIDS! We're coming through."
"I'm his doctor. My patient's gotta get to the front of the line because he has AIDS."
"I got the AIDS."
"He got it from a gay guy in the '80s."
"I'm not gay… I mean… There's two kinds of AIDS. There's the vagina AIDS, then the needle-based AIDS. I'm a vagina guy."
"Well, no, actually my test results show that it was the gay AIDS."
"All AIDS are bad! That's… No good AIDS! But I'm telling you, like I said, this is not the gay AIDS." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S12E02)
"What are you guys doing? You guys doing an AIDS thing?"
"Oh, yeah. Yeah. I gave Frank a couple hickeys to sell the lesions."
"Sucked on 'em."
"Yeah, yeah. You doing a fake daughter thing?"
"Cool." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S12E02)
"Your daughter is a special kid, a gifted child who should be treasured. If she were born in China, she'd… Wait, I already did that. Didn't work. If she were born in… What country treasures their women?" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S12E02)
"There's AIDS blood in the pool!"
"There's goddamn AIDS blood?!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S12E02)
"I'm-a need a little help shaving my butthole."
"Shave my butthole, Ders."
"No. If anything, I'm gonna shave my butthole, and I'm gonna eat chowder so that I can have an explosive O."
"I have got a thick, thick mane down there, and my family will be embarrassed by my porno if I don't have a slick butthole. Please. You're a swimmer. I know you shave other men's buttholes often."
"Fine. I'm only doing this because I'm good at it, okay? You trim my chowder, I'll shave your hole."
"Right side's done. Go ahead and give it a feel. I put it at a two. I can take it down to a one. It's gonna be prickly, though." (Workaholics, S07E01)
"I wasn't a failed DJ; I was pre-successful." (The Good Place, S01E11)
Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Stranger Things Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Atlanta
Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" 
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" 
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" 
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
8. Frank Turner – "The Real Damage"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones"
11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share"
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart" 
16. Oneohtrix Point Never – "No Good" 
17. Kanye West – "Ultralight Beam" 
Jon: What is left to say? "Ultralight Beam" is a majestic pop unicorn, teeming with soul, my most desired quality in music nowadays.
Side B (curated by Ben)
1. Outkast – "B.O.B." 
2. Gob – "I Hear You Calling" 
3. Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River" 
4. The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Army"
5. Franz Ferdinand – "Take Me Out"
6. R. Kelly – "Trapped in the Closet"
7. TV on the Radio – "Wolf Like Me"
8. UGK – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) [feat. Outkast]"
9. MGMT – "Time to Pretend"
10. Passion Pit – "The Reeling"
11. LCD Soundsystem – "Dance Yrself Clean"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
14. Daft Punk – "Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)"
15. Duke Dumont – "I Got You (feat. Jax Jones)" 
16. Major Lazer × DJ Snake – "Lean On (feat. MØ)" 
17. G.L.O.S.S. – "Give Violence a Chance" 
In late September, I stumbled upon G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside Society's Shit), a queer hardcore punk band from Olympia. The band has a number of LGBTQ members in it, including a trans woman lead singer. They have released a demo and an EP, Trans Day of Revenge.
The first time I heard "Give Violence a Chance," chills went down my spine. It activated the part of my lizard brain that made me like the Dead Kennedys. It is unapologetically violent, political, and angry, but also really fucking good music. G.L.O.S.S. broke up after TDoR, but I'm holding out hope that, with this radically different political environment, they'll find a way to make new music.