Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

9. What Is Escrow? (Portlandia, S05E08)

Honourable Mention

  • 10-foot-tall Ralph Macchio (New Girl, S04E17)
  • Microhouse (Portlandia, S05E08)
  • Mr. Riot Films (Saturday Night Live, S40E14)

Stray Observations

  • "Maybe you're the only one that can help her and I just lose."
    "I am the only one who can help her, because I have apple sauce, and we all win."
    "I hate apple sauce. My mom used to make me eat foods I didn't like to make me more manly – salmon patties, apple sauce, and onions. She was a very confused woman who tried her damnedest." (The Walking Dead, S05E11)
  • "What are you supposed to be?"
    "I'm Gordon Freeman."
    "And he's like, what, a mailman from the future?"
    "No! He's one of the most popular video game characters of all time. He revolutionized first-person shooter games because you so rarely saw or heard him, you could better imagine yourself in the game."
    "Wait, so your idea of a fun gay is a character with so little personality, he's basically nothing." (Looking, S02E06)
  • "Hey, you're a social media guy, right?"
    "Yeah yeah yeah. I have 3300 Tumblr followers."
    "Isn't that just for porn?"
    "No. What? Well, it's not… It's not not for porn." (Looking, S02E06)
  • "I love your Mega Man costume." (Looking, S02E06)
  • Music: Jungle – "Drops" (Looking, S02E06)
  • Jennifer Hudson singing a song from Smash (The 87th Academy Awards)
  • "You know the difference between us? I don't see the nobility in this job. I see a loaded, lopsided game, full of people justifying their cynicism as a higher calling. It's street fighting in wigs, that's all." (Broadchurch, S02E08)
  • Broadchurch Season Grade: C
  • RT: "Why would gouging out one eye stop their plans?" (Gotham, S01E17)
  • "Smoke on the Water [Butthole Version]" (Better Call Saul, S01E04)
  • "My dad was about to stumble into the biggest restaurant craze of the mid-90s."
    "Fajitas! Orlando can't get enough utility-grade skirt steak delivered in a sizzling skillet."
    "No way. No way white people will eat meat out of a pan."
    "Yes way. Yes way all day. You bring them tortillas, veggies, and steak, and they assemble it themselves. It's like an edible IKEA chair."
    "Or Legos you can eat." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E06)
  • "Why do they put the classifieds so close to the comics? I keep getting distracted by the misfortunes of Cathy. None of those swimsuits are right, Cathy. None of them." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E06)
  • "Come on. Let's celebrate. Hey boys, go ahead. Crank up the AC to low." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E06)
  • RT: "The 9 to 5 videogame was developed but never released (by 20th C Fox Games)" (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E06)
  • "I need to walk out of the MasterChef Junior kitchen with that trophy more than I need to do anything else in my life." (MasterChef Junior, S03E08)
  • MasterChef Junior Season Grade: D

(New Girl, S04E17)

  • "Ugh. I feel like Brenda when Kelly dated Dylan…or the other way around."
    "Now I know those are the characters from the original 90210, but that's about my ceiling. Dylan… Was his nickname the Peach Pit? Because I remember… I remember that being a whole thing."
    "I'm sorry. I'm a little wound up."
    "You should be wound up, because the Peach Pit used to be yours, but now Brenda want a slice. Everybody trying to get a slice of that Peach Pit." (New Girl, S04E17)
  • "How many men you think we've killed? Between the three us, you figure we've got…a hundred?"
    "That sniper guy said he got 255 all by his lonesome. But, you know, take that with a grain of salt, since he was a Seal." (Justified, S06E06)
  • "How come he had your card on him?"
    "He's my realtor." (Justified, S06E06)
  • "You know where I think you went wrong? You hired a bunch of mercs 'cause they look the shit in jungle fatigues. Turns out, they know killing, but they don't know crime." (Justified, S06E06)
  • "Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden of assholes." (Justified, S06E06)
  • "That's the whole point of thrash – gotta be loud enough to drive everything else out of your head." (Justified, S06E06)
  • RT: "Aw Choo-Choo, I thought you were going out by your namesake and then they pulled the rug out" (Justified, S06E06)
  • Jean-Ralphio champagne (Parks and Recreation, S07E12)

(Parks and Recreation, S07E12)

  • Parks and Recreation Season Grade: B-
  • "Hakeem got a thing for the ladies / The ladies got a thing for the Hakeem." (Empire, S01E08)
  • "The best always goes last." (Empire, S01E08)
  • "The joys of being the son of a black man." (Empire, S01E08)
  • "Don't mess with me, Cookie. I'm not one of your jailbird mates, okay?"
    "I wish you were. You probably would've made a good bitch for me. You look like you got a long tongue." (Empire, S01E08)
  • "Adam's Apple is like the balls of the throat." (Black-ish, S01E15)
  • "I've got bad news."
    "Kim Kardashian stopped messing with black guys?"
    "Zoe Saldana stopped messing with white guys?" (Black-ish, S01E15)
  • "It's just science. The dark is the absence of photons. That's it."
    "Wait, so there's no photons?!"
    "Where did the photons go?! Did they go into me? Oh God, I'm full of photons!" (Black-ish, S01E15)
  • "Your breath smells like…like slavery!" (Black-ish, S01E15)
  • Henry asking how Mrs. Beeman is (The Americans, S03E05)
  • Elizabeth crushing a man with a car (The Americans, S03E05)
  • "Now he's doing that thing where he pretend to get a text." (Man Seeking Woman, S01E07)
  • "There, now that's not so hard, is it?"
    "So, do you guys do phrasing, or…?" (Archer, S06E08)
  • "Sorry I tried to spit-roast your mom." (Archer, S06E08)

Steve Buscemi (Portlandia, S05E08)

  • All of the art collection gags in the first scene (Lucas Bros. Moving Co., S02E07)
  • "I'm your biggest fan, Jay Z. I switched to Samsung because of you." (Lucas Bros. Moving Co., S02E07)
  • "Now my butler Memphis Bleek will be here in exactly one minute to pick me up." (Lucas Bros. Moving Co., S02E07)
  • "Et tu, Memphis Bleek?" (Lucas Bros. Moving Co., S02E07)
  • Detour: Feed each other ramen in front of a blowing fan? (The Amazing Race, S26E02)
  • How much Little Caesars do contestants eat during filming? (King of the Nerds, S03E06)

(King of the Nerds, S03E06)

  • Burton is a eunuch? (Banshee, S03E08)
  • Why is the French Quarter so deserted? (Banshee, S03E08)

(Banshee, S03E08)

  • Home Improvement gags (Comedy Bang! Bang!, S04E08)
  • "Now, what's the matter? You usually only make that face when someone's trying to explain Kwanzaa." (The Jack and Triumph Show, S01E02)
  • "Have you ever heard of civet coffee?"
    "Oh, that's what this is?"
    "Not exactly. This has passed through the intestines of a former child star. Even better. It has the special kind of bitterness that only child stars can conjure up. It's rich, like your parents, and dark, like the people you pushed out of this neighbourhood." (The Jack and Triumph Show, S01E02)
  • "Cromuffbabkasant." (The Jack and Triumph Show, S01E02)
  • "Excuse me. Apatow royalty coming through." (The Jack and Triumph Show, S01E02)
  • "Oh, no. He's going to do something horrible to himself."
    "Oh, good lord. He's going to watch an original show on Amazon Prime." (The Jack and Triumph Show, S01E02)


Secrets from our American dreams

Previously on Adam Riff™ (2009):

Our favourite songs. One per year.

After dropping our 2014 audio mixes, I roped Ben into revisiting our decade mixtape half a decade later and expanding it into a 21st century mixtape.

To recap:

Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
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. T.I. – "Whatever You Like"
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones" [2009]

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 feat. Outkast – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
9. MGMT – "Time to Pretend"
10. Passion Pit – "The Reeling"

In retrospect, I'm not sure why I selected "Whatever You Like." I mean, I dug it and still do, but track 9 [2008] is unquestionably The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."

9. T.I. – "Whatever You Like"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."

The additions:

Class of 2010

11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
A funk soul revelation.

11. LCD Soundsystem – "Dance Yrself Clean"

Class of 2011

12. M83 – "Midnight City"

12. M83 – "Midnight City"

Hey now!

Class of 2012

13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
The first time I heard this song, I knew it would be my favourite song of the year.

13. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"

Class of 2013

14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share"
No song really jumped out at me in 2013. I have returned to this one the most, though. It's like soaking in a warm digital bath.

14. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – "Get Lucky"

Class of 2014

15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart"

15. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – "I Got You"


Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
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" [2014]

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 feat. Outkast – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
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 feat. Pharrell Williams – "Get Lucky"
15. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – "I Got You"

See you in five years?

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

8. 50 Shades of Gay (Portlandia, S05E07)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

  • "What's wrong with pictures?"
    "If you love someone, you'll remember what they look like." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S02E16)
  • "I hate those enunciated denunciations." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S02E16)
  • Worst Cooks in America Season Grade: D+
  • "I love you." (Shameless, S05E06)
  • Music: Dawn Golden – "Discoloration" (Shameless, S05E06)
  • Fish's human soap box (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "And I'm like, 'Fine, mom, be a whore. Be a drunken whore, even. But don't be a nagging drunken whore.'" (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "I worked on him in my basement for a couple of weeks." (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "My youth is not relevant." (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "Hey, Cagney, Lacey, when you realize how wrong you are about all of this, I'll take an Edible Arrangement as a sorry. Heavy on the pineapple." (Better Call Saul, S01E03)

(Better Call Saul, S01E03)

  • "My thoughts on dessert, I think they're pretty tedious and annoying." (MasterChef Junior, S03E07)
  • "If you don't let me go to that sleepover, I'm gonna stop eating."
    "I overreached." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "Eddie, what's the thing you always say that the fat brown man says?"
    "Mo' money, mo' problems?" (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "Don't tell mom! She relies on me!" (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "Eddie, half the reason I come to this country is so you could have lots of sex." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "If you pretend like you have a bad back, you don't have to do so much work." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "And most importantly, like we always say during the SNL monologue when a musician hosts, wrap it up." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • The Full Text Of The Johnny Karate Legal Disclaimer (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "This, to me, seems like a *hug moment*."
    "You are mistaken. Remove the graphic!"
    (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "'Phenomenon' means 'to explore a cave.'" (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "John Cena: Martial Arts Superstar." (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "You're my Verizon-Chipotle-Exxon." (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "'Eurotrash.' I like that. It is indeed a garbage continent." (Parks and Recreation, S07E11)
  • "And there's the dance studio where I had my first kiss with the cutest slash only boy in my jazz troupe. Then he came out of the closet – super gay. Then we kissed some more. Then he went to Oberlin." (New Girl, S04E16)
  • "Aplex?"
    "Yeah. 28 points. Boom!"
    "I'm pretty sure 'aplex' isn't a word, Mikey."
    "'Course it is. I don't like that guy. He aplexes me." (Justified, S06E05)
  • "You okay? You look aplexed." (Justified, S06E05)
  • "How about skim milk? You got any skim milk?" (Justified, S06E05)
  • "God only does weird baby stuff." (Modern Family, S06E15)
  • "Naomi Cambell." (Empire, S01E07)
  • "What is a 'bae'?" (Empire, S01E07)
  • Dire Straits, heh (Empire, S01E07)
  • Lucious' clapping (Empire, S01E07)
  • "For her first boyfriend, she's feeling some three-point-shooting, pick-setting point guard – who hustles!"
    "Why can't you just say he's white?" (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "So how long before downtown gets totally gentrified?"
    "It happens fast. When you get to be my age, it's like a Dave Matthews concert down there." (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "Amazing. How did you know that?"
    "He posted it on Instagram, and I was about t–"
    "Damn, son! Are you Jason Bourne?!" (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "What kind of black girl is named 'Becky'?" (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "You were plenty weird before me. What about the underage drinking scheme? I wasn't even here for that." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • "Black people don't do stuff that's not cool." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • "She's called 'Dusty' because she's really into angel dust."
    "I am super into angel dust." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • "A starter car… This car is a finisher car!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • All that Yaz (The Americans, S03E04)
  • Baby Soft ad (The Americans, S03E04)
  • Free association: William Shatner = nipples (King of the Nerds, S03E05)
  • "WIlliam Shatner's chest bothers me." (King of the Nerds, S03E05)
  • Scott's long, deep bows as he rasps out "luggagggggggge" (Comedy Bang! Bang!, S04E07)

(The Jack and Triumph Show, S01E01)

  • "White Food Medley." (Bagboy)
  • "Doctor and Daisy sitting in a tree. Uh, K-R-L-L-letter of snake." (Bagboy)
  • "Mmm. That's good horse. I could eat this horse 'til the cows come home. Little bit of sawdust, but who cares? It's from the stable. Oh, who am I kidding? Doesn't matter how much horse meat I eat, Daisy's still not gonna like me." (Bagboy)


I'm dead when you walk out the door

I can't stop looking at this dead Puerto Rican man propped up in a Green Lantern costume at his wake.

I would totally check out an exhibition of embalmed corpses dressed as superheroes.

Embalmed corpse nativity scene.

Not a Saturday Night Live sketch:

Blues Traveler will release their latest album, Blow Up the Moon, on April 7.

The release sees the band team up with a variety of artists including: Plain White T's, 3OH!3, Hanson, Jewel, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, Bowling for Soup, and Thomas Ian Nicholas. [source]

Yes, Rookie of the Year star Thomas Ian Nicholas.

From "6 must-do strategies attracting millennial diners":

Taco Bell is testing a new fast casual concept, called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom, in California.

"Brown whiskey" is finally starting to outsell vodka because millennial drinkers want more body in their cocktails. Millennial drinkers are also turning to darker liquors because they come with the assumption that they were made in smaller, locally owned whisky distilleries.

I hope it's a hot chick

being-lola-star reblogged this and added:

Damn it. Now I really can't go see Kingsmen.

I hate that society forces me to choose between something that I want (seeing both movies) and something I feel obligated to do (only seeing Jupiter to make my "vote" demonstrate what I want to see more of in society).

carlamlee reblogged this from thestoutorialist and added:

Kingsman = the villain is a black man (Samuel L Jackson)

Jupiter Ascending = villains are 2 white dudes & a white lady.

More and more and more, I need to go see Jupiter Ascending.

Tags: sexism racism queued

We're racist and that's the way we like it

Is there a podcast that just shares entertaining clips of other podcasts – a Pod Soup?

Idea: Kevlar implants. In your forehead. In your chest.

Idea: Pinball jukebox. Instead of accumulating points, you accumulate albums in the playfield, from which you select a song to play after the ball drains.

The dream comedy roastee is Kanye West, right?