Come Get Some Truth

Previously on Adam Riff™ (Jun 2014):


Rory: How did they do that?
Jon: The fire is computer-generated.
Rory: So he just flailed around…?

From the same director, the most slept-on film scene of 2017:

Just keep watching.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

8. Billionaire Bill Gates Guesses Grocery Store Prices (Ellen, 02-21-18)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

  • Eric pranking African Parisians in the fit from Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain (Eric Andre Does Paris, 02-19-18)

(Eric Andre Does Paris, 02-19-18)

  • "I know you from Lemon Party." (Eric Andre Does Paris, 02-19-18)
  • ♫: Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield – "A Fond Farewell [Elliott Smith cover]" (Crashing, S02E06)
  • "I'm the #1 dad! It's pointing towards me!" (Baskets, S03E05)
  • "I don't want walnutted fudge!" (Baskets, S03E05)
  • "Oh, Chip, we haven't seen you in church in a long time."
    "Yeah, it's nice to be back. Hasn't changed much since the '80s." (Baskets, S03E05)
  • "Hey, it's me, Little Cucumber. Thank you so much for watching. Don't forget to subscribe." (Corporate, S01E07)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Portlandia, S08E06)
  • "I'm aware I'm a boat, but I identify as a male boat." (The Tick, S01E07)
  • "Tick, put the jewelry down and get out of the corpse." (The Tick, S01E07)

(Babylon Berlin, S01E04)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Deuce
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Nathan For You


The Anime Uneducated

According to the World Casino Directory, there are 23 casinos in South Korea scattered throughout the country. But by law, there's only one — the Kangwon Land Casino & Hotel — in which South Korean citizens are allowed to gamble.

Whereas South Koreans can gamble on an array of games including a lottery, horse racing, boat racing and cycling, casino gambling is illegal — even for Koreans who travel outside the country.

Prosecution for overseas gambling is typically part of a larger case against someone. Significant numbers of trips to Las Vegas or Macau could draw the attention of prosecutors and potentially lead to criminal charges.

The Korean government allowed for one casino citizens can patronize, but put it in a remote, woebegone mining area that is difficult to get to from Seoul.

The Kangwon = Del Taco in Northern California.

Are any Koreans gambling in Black Panther's casino scene?

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

7. Kevin Garnett Met Some Contortionists And It Was Great TV (Area 21, 02-13-18)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

  • McMafia Season Grade: B
  • "It's the only candy based on medical equipment." (Crashing, S02E05)
  • ♫: Eleni Mandell – "Girls" (Crashing, S02E05)
  • "Consider this the black signal." (Black Lightning, S01E05)
  • "Hello, Popeyes? Could I get 18 buckets of shrimp?" (Baskets, S03E04)
  • "I gotta get these French clowns. Hey, are you guys French clowns? I guess not." (Baskets, S03E04)
  • "He said to get here A-S-A-P. Those are his words, not mine. I wouldn't say that. I say 'ASAP.'" (Baskets, S03E04)
  • "I'm kinda going for a Pagliacci-type thing mixed in with a San Joaquin Valley earthiness." (Baskets, S03E04)
  • "There is lobster and crudité in the VIP room and vegan food for those with special problems." (Baskets, S03E04)
  • "Everybody who has a Costco card is gonna get a free pair of Kirkland jeans!" (Baskets, S03E04)
  • "So that's how I got this job. How did she find you?"
    "Oh. Between her legs. I'm her son." (Baskets, S03E04)

(Grown-ish, S01E08)

  • "Bruno Mars is here, and he wants a PB&J. Can you make it in the kitchen and bring it to my office?"
    "Amazing. Oh, and by the way, cut off the crusts. I legitimately can't tell how old he is." (Grown-ish, S01E08)
  • "What did you do?"
    "I told Janelle [Monáe] that her last album was a brick, said that she sucked ass in Moonlight, and because grain alcohol should not be legal, I told her to shut her dick trap forever."
    "Mm. All those things, huh?"
    "And then I tweeted a comment that, in hindsight, feels aggressively sus."
    "What did you say?"
    "'Black or white, bitch? Pick a side.'"
    "Whoa! That's…"
    "I was just talking about her choice in fashion. You know, like the tuxedos and the monochrome look."
    "What did you do?"
    "Um, I followed it up with a black middle finger emoji and then a white middle finger emoji."
    "Right, right, 'cause that would be the next logical step, right?" (Grown-ish, S01E08)
  • "What made you stop believing in God?"
    "YouTube comments."
    "Who are the 90% of people who still believe in God?"
    "Professional athletes. They're rich, hot, and their bodies haven't betrayed them yet. Their lives are amazing. Why wouldn't they believe in God?" (Corporate, S01E06)
  • "Hello, Mr. Devil."
    "It's pronounced 'Dev-ill.' But please, call me 'Christian.'" (Corporate, S01E06)
  • "I was going to leave early to go see Pitbull, but at this rate, I won't be able to. I had to forgive my father for those tickets." (Corporate, S01E06)
  • "You're gonna have to make some compromises. You can't have free porn without pop-ups." (Corporate, S01E06)
  • Andrew injecting heroin between his toes while on the phone with American Express (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, S02E05)

(Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, S03E02)

(Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, S03E02)

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Nirvanna the Band the Show, S02E07)
  • "Oh, fuck. Fresh Prince it?"

    "It worked. I knew it. You Will Smith… Had to resort to some of the Will Smith stuff." (Nirvanna the Band the Show, S02E08)
  • "What was that?"
    "I kinda was picturing this as a Street Fighter bonus stage-type situation." (Nirvanna the Band the Show, S02E08)
  • The Joy of Painting re-join (Nirvanna the Band the Show, S02E08)
  • "It's been…"
    "It's been–"
    "Yes, I get it." (Nirvanna the Band the Show, S02E08)
  • Nirvanna the Band the Show Season Grade: B
  • ♫: Spacehog! (Everything Sucks!, S01E01)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Deuce
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Nathan For You


Whiskey and misery and parties and plays


Charlie Robinson? As in…Mac on Night Court?

Wyd Jamie Lee Curtis?

Dead. Tissue. Love.
A female necrophile recounts her life experiences and sexual awakening.

Death Metal Grandma
Follows 97-year-old Holocaust survivor, Inge Ginsberg, who has decided to break out as a singer of Death Metal music.

These are documentaries?!

Narrative shorts:

Pink Trailer
Best friends Lucy and Julie are spending their summer hiding from a terrorizing neighbor until Lucy runs out of her antidepressant, and they're forced to fight for their lives.

Abnie Oberfork: A Tale of Self-Preservation
A 12-year-old girl pickles herself to escape the malaise of childhood.

Hair Wolf
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

Long Distance Relationship
A brief story about a gentleman who's obsessed about having sex with ETs.

The Mangina Exit
Two people. Zero broken hearts. One harmless little mangina.

Olympic Athletes From Russia

Barenaked Ladies will sing the Canadian national anthem prior to tip-off [of the] 2018 NBA All-Star Game. [source]

Is this "hold my beer"-ing Kid Rock?

I feel like the same people play in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game every year. It's like Rolling Loud.

Yup. Over half of this year's participants are returning celebrities. Nine played in last year's game.

This is Nick Cannon's 10th one?! There have only been 15!

I wonder if previous participants get first dibs on roster spots.

Michael B. Jordan played in the 2014 game. I assume he's just coaching because of Creed 2 insurance reasons.

Idea: An NBA Twitter All-Star Game.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

6. Trail Blazers Fans Play the Worst Tic-Tac-Toe Game of All Time (Hornets at Trail Blazers, 02-08-18)

Stray Observations

  • "You tried to use Hanson against me?! They're just boys!"
    "Boys?" (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E16)
  • "I had no choice but to detain him for having unpermitted doves."
    "Doves? But walking in a mesh tank top with fireworks is okay?"
    "It's Florida. That image was almost our state flag." (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E16)
  • "Emery, we need to have a serious talk, which is impossible while you're wearing a mesh tank top." (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E16)
  • "Oh, hey, Black Nanny Two." (Black-ish, S04E13)
  • "You look down on them like I look down on Under Armour shoes."
    "Oh, Dre, I don't have that kind of hate in my heart for anyone."
    "It's not hate. It's just that Steph Curry thinks we can't tell he'd rather be in Jordans." (Black-ish, S04E13)
  • "Okay, it seems as if I've struck a chord with you black side. Is it possible that I can talk to your white side?" (Black-ish, S04E13)
  • "You are not the guy who picketed Subway when they started toasting the bread."
    "Somebody had to stand up for Quiznos."
    "Of course."
    "And Togo's gets no respect." (Black-ish, S04E13)
  • "Was he dressed like Earth, Wind and Fire?"
    "Was the body your boss put in the fire dressed like Maurice White?" (Black Lightning, S01E04)
  • "Hey, real quick, before you knock me out, you think I can get a pic? And can you make sure you light up?"
    "What?! No!" (Black Lightning, S01E04)
  • "Someone should burn this lesbian whorehouse to the ground." (Black Lightning, S01E04)
  • "I know the plane has been cleared. Is there any way I could pop back on and get something?"
    "What do you think this is, September 10?" (LA to Vegas, S01E05)
  • "I'll have what she's having. Like the movie. You're Sally, and I'm old Jewish woman who wants orgasm." (LA to Vegas, S01E05)
  • "The bartender didn't even card me. I might as well start wearing jackets with shoulder pads and posting on Facebook." (LA to Vegas, S01E05)
  • "Sometimes you can be condescending, oblivious, and think you're fancier than you are. You're like the sorbet of people."
    "At least I'm low-fat." (LA to Vegas, S01E05)
  • "Well, I can bring sadness on command. I've seen many people being ripped apart by horses." (LA to Vegas, S01E05)
  • "We did it at Arby's."
    "Did what?"
    "Sex, man."
    "Oh. In the restaurant?"
    "No, man, in the parking lot by the grease tanks." (Baskets, S03E03)
  • "You're destroying families with your courtesan ways!"
    "It's different with Hal. He's not a client. It's real."
    "Mother, he has a wife!"
    "Alice Cooper? That gorgon?" (Riverdale, S02E13)
  • Black-ish and Grown-ish both referencing Zoë Kravitz this week (Black-ish, S04E13 / Grown-ish, S01E07)
  • "I understand the psychology of pathetic people. Just trust me on this." (Alone Together, S01E05)
  • ♫: Phoria – "Evolve" (The Magicians, S03E05)
  • "If you're over 30 and don't have a spreadsheet of everyone you've ever met, you're behind in life." (Corporate, S01E05)
  • "I was a virgin until we had sex."
    "Oh, my God."
    "Yeah. I hated it. I'm never gonna do it again." (Corporate, S01E05)
  • "Yeah! Look at this wet hamster!" (Corporate, S01E05)
  • Post-murder "Pump Up the Jam" (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, S02E04)
  • Aimee Mann (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, S02E04)

(Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, S03E01)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Deuce
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Nathan For You


You like Brazilian music?

Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, RL Grime, REZZ & More to Play #Fest 2018

#Fest (pronounced "The Number Fest") will take place Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21.

If only Jacques had married someone surnamed "Beebaljamm."

Oh, Rocky has a twin named "Shocky"!

Also a Panther – the Rock 'n' Shock connection.

#L1TS8URGH (pronounced "the number luntz ate erg").

This game has been as good as Justin Timberlake

"ALT 105.3 New Music Discovery: MISSIO – 'Everybody Gets High.'"


Once upon a time in a land far away
There lived a little boy and he drank all day
Friends called him stupid and his brothers called him gay
Emptied all the bottles 'til the pain went away

Isn't this the same group behind that "middle fingers in the air" song?

Yup, same group.

I used to drink whiskey, now I'm stuck with Perrier
I'm an alcoholic, middle fingers in the air
I'm a starving artist nowhere close to millionaire
I prefer my Kia, middle fingers in the air

How old is this lyricist?


What was I doing when I was 26?

Previously on Adam Riff™ (March 2009):

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

5. Papa Poutine (Riverdale, S02E12)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

  • Shameless Season Grade: D
  • Justin Forsett and Miesha Tate (Shark Tank, S09E20)
  • "You can't scrub it from the internet. Everything on the internet is permanent. It's digital herpes." (Crashing, S02E03)
  • "Of all the people in the world that you could've pissed off, Bill Burr is the worst. He's out there, he's, he's…MMA! He's involved with the MMA community! He's friends with Joe Rogan!" (Crashing, S02E03)
  • "And after the 11:00 news, it's The Late Show With David Letterman."
    "Louis, you can stay up and watch that old man and his piano gremlin, but I'm going to bed." (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E14)
  • "He's having a panic attack! Breathe into your mother's knock-off purse." (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E15)
  • "Why does he suddenly need to breathe into my authentic Chanel purse?" (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E15)
  • "Oh, no! He's having a panic attack! Who has a knock-off Chanel purse he can breathe into?" (Fresh Off the Boat, S04E15)
  • "How do you shower?" (Black Lightning, S01E03)
  • "Don't sexualize my name, please." (Baskets, S03E02)
  • "Never trust anyone with three names. James Earl Ray. John Wilkes Booth."
    "David Lee Roth." (Baskets, S03E02)
  • "On Law and Order, bartenders are always being evasive for no reason." (Baskets, S03E02)
  • "Could I compensate you for that information? I've got a couple of fives and some Certs." (Baskets, S03E02)
  • "What? He's a shepherd from the Basque region in Bakersfield?"
    "Yeah, there's a big Basque community here, and I met him outside the feed store." (Baskets, S03E02)
  • "Sorry, I got a carrot delivery." (Baskets, S03E02)
  • "What, you gotta pee al fresco or something?" (Baskets, S03E02)
  • "And this is a perfectly acceptable moonwalk!" (Speechless, S02E14)
  • "I'm Hyman – Cooper."
    "Hyman. Did that mean something different when you were born?"
    "Wait, you haven't heard of me? The pervert ghost of Brakebills?" (The Magicians, S03E04)
  • "Oh, Josh is my idol. That man is a vagician." (The Magicians, S03E04)
  • "Imagine the Patriot Act never existed." (Corporate, S01E04)
  • "You spend years fighting corporations and then finally you have to admit to yourself you love Southwestern Eggrolls." (Corporate, S01E04)
  • "The protest is now a pro-fest in Protest Fest, a four-day music festival celebrating protesting. Headliners include: Kanye West, Rage Against the Machine, and LCD Soundsystem, playing their final show on Friday and their reunion show on Saturday." (Corporate, S01E04)
  • "Anyway, I gotta go deejay the Devour mac and cheese rave." (Corporate, S01E04)
  • Post-murder ham (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, S02E03)
  • "Anyway, I took a deep breath, told them I ate a Cheeto, and walked away." (The Good Place, S02E12)
  • Ted Danson tending bar (The Good Place, S02E12)
  • The Good Place Season Grade: B

(A.P. Bio, S01E01)

  • "Boston's not even a real city. It’s a college town with a fishing pier." (Saturday Night Live, S43E13)
  • Max Headroom (Altered Carbon, S01E05)
  • ♫: Sune Rose Wagner – "More Human Than Human" (Altered Carbon, S01E06)
  • "Do you remember when I almost got fired for saying I could see your areolas through your shirt?"
    "Vaguely." (Altered Carbon, S01E08)

(Altered Carbon, S01E10)

  • Altered Carbon Season Grade: B

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Deuce
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Nathan For You