Exile on H Street


"Gourmet man food"?


I am chuffed to announce my band The Blond Jews' fourth album, Midlife Vices. I re-learned how to play piano, trombone, double bass, and cello for it.

Track listing:
1. Nerd Preserves (feat. MC Paul Barman)
2. Stick to Sports
3. Fiscal Conservative, Social Liberal
4. No Homo, No Cry
5. Ish Taco
6. Friends with Benadryl
7. Two Paxil a Day
8. Circadian Blues
9. Lung Division
10. Midlife Vices

see also:

Chicken Swastika Masala

Previously on Adam Riff™ (2006):

My mother sent me an e-mail regarding Chinese New Year's Day.

On January 28th, from 11 P.M. onwards to Jan 29, 11 P.M., there are certain restrictions that should be observed, to ensure good luck and prosperity in the new year.

You should not wear these colors: tops should not be green, black or pink. Skirts or pants should not be yellow or grey. You should wear these colors: orange or red tops, and brown or blue pants or skirts.


So today, I'm supposed to wear all brown.

Mom: Do you have any brown underwear?
Jon: Uhh…
Mom: Just don't wear white underwear.



I can't stop looking at this Super Bowl photograph.


Consolation prize.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

6. Dirty Dancing (Saturday Night Live, S41E12)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "Chicago Fire Island." (Shameless, S06E04)
  • ♫: Atlantic Line – "Voyage Home" (Shameless, S06E04)
  • "I told the officers it slithered off that way, but they think I'm on crack."
    "Are you?"
    "Yeah." (The X-Files, S10E03)


(The X-Files, S10E03)

  • "Smartphones…Is Us!" (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • "I was reminded of this tale because of your suspect's delusion that when the moon appears, he would turn into a werewolf. I'm sorry, I meant 'were-lizard.' The werewolf was my patient on Monday." (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • "I'm assuming that 'Guy Mann' is not a real name." (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • "I didn't even get a chance to shoot blood out of my eyeballs!" (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • "Now I possess the one Darwinian advantage that humans have over animals – the ability to BS my way through anything." (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • "I quickly realized that the only way to be happy as a human was to spend all of your time in the company of non-humans." (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • "Fox, man, you've got to put me out of my misery. I don't want to wake up tomorrow and have to go to work!" (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • Mulder's ringtone is The X-Files' theme song (The X-Files, S10E03)
  • "Did you commit a murder in here?"
    "A murder? On carpet? Come on." (Fresh Off the Boat, S02E11)
  • "Tonight, to celebrate, the Huangs are going to Cattleman's Ranch for dinner. And this time, it's personal. Pan pizzas. You each get one." (Fresh Off the Boat, S02E11)
  • Directed by Bruce McCulloch (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E14)
  • "My babies are not stupid. Cagney can write a lowercase L."
    "It's just a line, right?" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E14)
  • "She's very good at lip reading."
    "I wouldn't say I'm very good. I mean, deaf people, they're the real talents." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E14)
  • "Is what Tim Olyphant says true?" (The Grinder, S01E13)
  • "We have tickets to the premiere of I Love Trouble." (The People v. O.J. Simpson, S01E01)


(The People v. O.J. Simpson, S01E01)

  • "O.J., please, do not kill yourself in Kimmy's bedroom." (The People v. O.J. Simpson, S01E01)
  • ♫: Nina Simone – "I Shall Be Released" (The People v. O.J. Simpson, S01E01)
  • "I will slap you in the teeth." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E05)
  • "Seize the gap!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E05)
  • "Children play here, you fat cow!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E05)
  • The holes in the wall covered up (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E05)
  • Urinal cakes on the wall (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E05)
  • "Martha, you're embarrassing me in front of the barista." (Baskets, S01E03)
  • "I want to take an ad out in the yellow pages, but I want it to stand out. That's why I want it to be in the white pages." (Baskets, S01E03)
  • "He's an astronaut – eighth in line to go to space, if NASA ever gets off their rear end."
    "Well, good for him. I'm 20th in line to get a fuckin' corn dog tomorrow." (Baskets, S01E03)
  • "I miss the Reagans. They loved to go to space." (Baskets, S01E03)
  • Charo's son (Baskets, S01E03)
  • "I really want to get you a nectarine."
    "No, I don't want a nectarine."
    "Nectarine are good for the hair."
    "Who gives a shit?" (Baskets, S01E03)
  • Watching the 4K demo disc (Baskets, S01E03)
  • "What mental disease is this?" (Baskets, S01E03)
  • "Before we start the rodeo, please join us in the Lord's prayer, brought to you by Bank of America. Bank of America: Too big to fail." (Baskets, S01E03)
  • "I've got a poo disc in the freezer if you want it."
    "Oh my gosh, I thought that was a Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage." (Workaholics, S06E04)
  • Austin Mayor (Portlandia, S06E03)
  • "How did you know that was a hologram?"
    "I mean, I had seen Tupac in Coachella." (Conan, 02-04-16)
  • "That's a kid? He's got a happy trail! Check his pants! Check for pubes!"
    "No, we are absolutely not doing that!"
    "You're gonna let me drown, but you won't just do a simple pubes check?" (Saturday Night Live, S41E12)
  • "It's his month." (Saturday Night Live, S41E12)
  • Jessica Lange opining on Cam Newton (Horace and Pete, S01E01)

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

#clipoftheweek

Eater's Digest: Des Moines, IA

January 2016
alba / zombie burger / tacopocalypyse / buzzard billy's / fong's pizza / palmer's deli and market


Chorizo Fries (Alba)
grana padano, pickled jalapenos

I didn't think I liked chorizo, but these smothered fries were scrumptious.

Crispy Pig Ears (Alba)
cornbread and buttermilk, house hot sauce, coleslaw

These pig ears à la fried chicken were pretty good too.


Bulgogi Masa Fries (Tacopocalypse)
As approved by Guy Fieri. I prefer the masa fries at Otto's Tacos in New York City, and the bulgogi was tough.


Bacon Parfait (Tacopocalypse)
bacon chorizo sundae [bacon chorizo, adobo crema, sour cream, candied bacon] with fried whole jalapeno poppers, fresh corn chips

This, however… Another delectable chorizo dish! Chips and dip of the gods.

The Tacopocalypse Burrito of the Day when I visited was "braised pork, fry bread, greens, and strawberry jam, topped with thyme gravy" – fry bread inside the burrito.


Zombie Burger is a zombie-themed "burger and drink lab."

Tallahassee Shake (Zombie Burger)
vanilla ice cream, twinkie, blended cherries, cherry kool aid powder

The blended Twinkie in this shake, named after Woody Harrelson's character in Zombieland, adds texture.


Fong's Pizza tops pizza with Asian food – Hunan Pork, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Teriyaki Beef, Kung Pao Chicken.

Sesame Chicken Pizza (Fong's Pizza)
sesame sauce, diced chicken, mirepoix, mushroom, and red pepper tossed stir-fry style with mozzarella, topped with green onions and toasted sesame seed

Disappointingly bland.

Despite being Fong's' most popular pizza, I couldn't bring myself to order its Crab Rangoon pizza, featuring surimi.

Raspberry Cheesecake Egg Rolls (Fong's Pizza)
two delicious rolls sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with chocolate syrup

The chocolate syrup was [gak!] Hershey's.


MISSED CONNECTIONS


The Walking Ched (Zombie Burger)
breaded and deep fried macaroni and cheese bun, bacon, cheddar cheese, caramelized and raw onion, macaroni and cheese, mayo

Deep-fried mac and cheese bun – with mayo.


The Boomstick (Zombie Burger)
deep fried chili, american cheese, onion, pickle

Deep-fried chili.

Ecto-Muler (Zombie Burger)
24 oz. copper mug, 3 olives rang tang, orange, simple syrup, ginger beer

Goat Cheese and Jalapeño Poppers (Zombie Burger)
with raspberry chipotle sauce

Chinese Cheesesticks (Fong's Pizza)
five mozzarella sticks, in egg roll wrappers, served with marinara

Wasabi Brisket Taco (Tacopocalypse)
Seitan Andouille Taco (Tacopocalypse)

#eatersdigest

Eton Mess

Previously on Adam Riff™:
I am chuffed to present Backwash, a podcast by Adam Robot and I.


Episode 8:


iTunes link

1. Jon in Chicago / Air Travel
2. Rattails / Squirrel Cognition / Craigslist Personals / Surgical Masks
3. 13 Hours Premiere / The Incident / Air Bud Entertainment / The Revenant
4. 24: Legacy / South Korea / Pot Comedies / The World Dog Awards

recorded on January 17, 2016

#backwash

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

5. Naughty and Nice (Man Seeking Woman, S02E04)


Stray Observations

  • "It's a social media world out there, kids. It really is. You've got to trend. You've got to post. It's all about the hashtag. Groupon." (Grandfathered, S01E13)
  • "Don't pfff my peril!" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E13)
  • "You found me – drinking seltzer in the shadows." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E13)
  • "I don't want to overstay my welcome if that's gonna stress you out."
    "It will, especially with…Mercury…in…retrograde." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E13)
  • Grieco Charlie (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E04)
  • Warhol Frank (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E04)
  • "I want to feel a little bit of sadness coming from your tits." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E04)
  • "I need a seaweed break." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E04)
  • "Santa Claus is coming to town." (Man Seeking Woman, S02E04)
  • "We all can't be florists or dishwashers. Some of us have to be artists." (Baskets, S01E02)

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

#clipoftheweek


Knickerbocker Glory

Previously on Adam Riff™ (July 2015):
In less than a year, I have moved someone else from New York City to San Francisco, and then from San Francisco to Los Angeles, packing and unpacking all of his stuff by myself.


While in Iowa, my boss decided to move again, this time into the penthouse of his current building.

Boss Pepe: Jon, you moving me will be your birthday gift to me.

[pause]


My work staged a film festival this past weekend in Iowa, timed around the caucuses next week.

I spent the bulk of it changing plane tickets for panelists because of stupid Winter Storm Jonas.

"Current hold time is more than two hours."


Demián Bichir and Chris Weitz somehow agreed to be panelists. The former plays Señor Bob in The Hateful Eight. The latter wrote the screenplay for Star Wars: Rogue One.

I was tasked with picking up Demián from the airport.

[checks arrivals monitor] Shit. His flight arrived early.

I try calling him. No answer.

I scan the baggage claim area and spot him chilling alone on airport seating, casually eating an airport market crudité.

He was wearing black skinny jeans.


Another panelist was Maeve Higgins, an Irish comedian whom I had never heard of.

I knew that she flew in from San Francisco, but learned while chatting with her that she was in San Francisco for StarTalk Live at Sketchfest…because she co-hosts StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

How did we book these people?!


Arturo Castro – Jaimé on Broad City – participated in our final panel.

The night before his arrival, I had to rebook his travel completely because his seats were not in first class.

Co-worker Marin: It's not him. It's his management. He just acted in an Ang Lee film… The optics.

Fast forward 24 hours to Saturday night.

The second leg of his flight to New York City on Sunday morning is cancelled. Delta rebooks him on a direct flight arriving on Monday at 11:30, but he has an important meeting on Monday morning that he cannot miss.

I scramble to find a way to get him to New York City by Sunday night.

Okay! Des Moines to Boston via Minneapolis, and then Boston to LaGuardia, with an Acela ticket from Back Bay to Penn Station as a back-up.

The only problem: First class seats are sold out on the flight from Minneapolis to Boston. The best I can do is an aisle seat in coach.

Co-worker Marin: That's fine. He'll understand. He's a chill dude.

Arturo: [while glowering] I have to be in first class on that flight! I have to! It's the longer one!

I kept waiting for him to go, "Nah, I'm just fucking with you," but he never did.

Jeez. It's just two hours and 40 minutes… [grumbles] Back to the drawing board.


[mobile rings]

Guh. Who is calling me at this hour?!

"Hello! This is a callback from American Airlines for…Jonathan Yu."

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


4. Baskets Career College (Baskets, S01E01)


Honourable Mention

  • Tina singing basic Spanish (Bob's Burgers, S06E06)
  • Charlie sex (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E03)
  • Drive-through (Baskets, S01E01)

Stray Observations


(Shameless, S06E02)


(Grandfathered, S01E12)


(Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E12)

  • "Kase!" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E12)
  • Richard Schiff (The Grinder, S01E11)
  • "Seems like you all have a pretty full cast as it is. Maybe you need a funny black guy and a chubby guy with a beard." (The Grinder, S01E11)
  • Meta "To Be Continued" (The Grinder, S01E11)
  • "This is made from the exact same material as a cocaine straw." (Black-ish, S02E13)
  • "Party Mountain" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E03)
  • "DID YOU CUM IN MY BURRITO?!"
    "I DIDN'T CUM IN YOUR BURRITO! I WOULDN'T DO THAT TO YOU!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E03)
  • "You know what? If you guys are already hard, just go ahead of me, and I'll just circle back." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E03)
  • "French horn?" (Baskets, S01E01)
  • "Why don't you work at the roast beef sandwich shop?"
    "Because the Arby's doesn't hire clowns. I've told you this." (Baskets, S01E01)
  • "This is from France, and they make scooters better, so I want this one back."
    "All due respect to your scooter, we actually make some pretty good ones here in America."
    "What are you, Lee Greenwood?" (Baskets, S01E01)
  • RT: You'll see a lot of Kirkland products in @BasketsFX by design. It was the simplest brand to clear & Costco got on board easily. (Baskets, S01E01)
  • Chip and Dale (Baskets, S01E01)
  • "Now to sing the National Anthem, from the OJ trial, Kato Kaelin." (Baskets, S01E01)

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

#clipoftheweek


The Top 10 Fight Scenes of 2015

It was the year of the single-take, or apparent single-take, fight scene.


10. Banana/Bullets/Abdomen/Testicles (Singham 123)

9. Gene vs. The Falcon (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp)

8. "Hοllywood" Dοnnie Jοhnsοn vs. Leο "The Liοn" Spοrinο (Crεεd)
A single take.

7. Sunny vs. The Widow (Into the Badlands)

6. Glαss vs. Fitzgerαld (Τhe Reνenαnt)
Mostly a single take.


5. Hallway (Daredevil)
An apparent single take.

4. Church (Κingsmαn: Τhe Secret Serνice)
Apparent single takes.

3. Auto Shop (Vengeance of an Assassin)

2. Kit and Chai vs. Ko (SΡL 2: Α Τime for Consequences)
This film also features a single-take prison riot/fight scene.

1. Nola vs. Burton (Banshee)
Partly an apparent single take.


see also:

If You're Reading This

Previously on Adam Riff™:
I am chuffed to present Mad Mix, a croquembouche of audio things 2015.


And if you're not down with that, I've got two words for you: Ben's mix.

STREAM DOWNLOAD YO! MMXV TRAX  [1:09:03]
alternate streak/download link

As Ben's mix is one seamless file, here is a road map:

Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
Robin Schulz – Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates)
Jeremih – Tonight Belongs To U!
Father – Wrist (feat. ILoveMakkonnen and Key!)
Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer (Todd Terry Remix)
Disciples – They Don't Know (Cutdown)
Sons Of Maria – With You (Me & My Toothbrush Remix)
Calvin Harris – Pray To God (feat. HAIM) [Mike Pickering Hacienda Remix]
Ty Dolla $ign – Blasé (feat. Future and Rae Sremmurd)
The Chainsmokers – Let You Go (feat. Great Good Fine Ok)
Passion Pit – Lifted Up (1985)
Martin Solveig and GTA – Intoxicated
Years & Years – King (DJ Amice Remix)
LunchMoney Lewis – Ain't Too Cool
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta (Ken Walker Remix)
Outasight – The Wild Life
Saint Motel – My Type
Coleman Hell – 2 Heads
The Chemical Brothers – Go
Clairity – Velcro
Powers – Loved By You
The Weeknd – Can't Feel My Face
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Zara Larsson – Lush Life
Lil Dicky – $ave Dat Money (feat. Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan)
Major Lazer x DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)
Major Lazer and MOTi – Boom (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid, and Kranium)
Hayden James – Something About You (ODESZA Remix)
Selena Gomez – Same Old Love (Wuki Remix)
The Chainsmokers – Roses (feat. ROZES)
Sigala – Easy Love
Night Safari – Daylight To Midnight (feat. James Newman)
Cheat Codes – Visions (Boehm Remix)
Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive (Michael Calfan Remix)
Katy Tiz – Whistle (While You Work It) [Morlando Remix]
Calvin Harris and Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (Joe Maz 2AM Remix)
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
MNEK and Zara Larsson – Never Forget You
Big Grams – Drum Machine (feat. Skrillex)
The Weeknd – The Hills (RL Grime Remix)
Brandon Flowers – I Can Change


Previously on Adam Riff™:

Our favourite songs. One per year.


Side B (curated by Ben)
1. Outkast – "B.O.B." [2000]
2. Gob – "I Hear You Calling" [2001]
3. Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River" [2002]
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" [2013]
15. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – "I Got You" [2014]
16. Major Lazer x DJ Snake feat. MØ – "Lean On" [2015]

Ben: Hate him or love him (and I love him), Diplo's become one of the most famous names in dance music and this record only seems like the beginning of something even bigger.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


3. Tiffany mistakenly thinks David Gest is dead (Celebrity Big Brother, 01-12-16)

Context: Tiffany "New York" Pollard of VH1 fame is on Celebrity Big Brother in the United Kingdom, along with Angela Bowie, David Bowie's ex-wife, and David Gest, Liza Minelli's ex-husband.


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations


(Shameless, S06E01)

  • "All women beg for more Yanis." (Shameless, S06E01)
  • Carl calling Liam "my nigga" (Shameless, S06E01)
  • Bob Saget (Grandfathered, S01E11)
  • "So where'd you meet him?"
    "On one of those online dating sites – Ratch." (Black-ish, S02E12)
  • "I haven't had the best luck meeting girls."
    "It could be because you call yourself 'The Fortress of Solid Dude.'" (Black-ish, S02E12)
  • ♫: "Gone Till November" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E02)
  • "You are a wrinkled bitch!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E02)
  • "No one in the history of crack has ever woken up in the morning with more crack." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E02)
  • "People in the welfare store are in a pinch." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E02)
  • "Look, they're gonna get two football teams down in Carson." (American Horror Story, S05E12)
  • Sally trades her twinned addictions of heroin and misery for social media (American Horror Story, S05E12)
  • "I was a salesman in another life. In this one, I'm the mother of style. Cut me and I bleed Dior." (American Horror Story, S05E12)
  • Billie from Murder House (American Horror Story, S05E12)
  • ♫: Marianne Faithfull – "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" (American Horror Story, S05E12)
  • American Horror Story Season Grade: C
  • "You make an old condom smile." (Man Seeking Woman, S02E02)
  • We get it. You invested in Uber (Shark Tank, S07E14)
  • Adam Driver as Aladdin (Saturday Night Live, S41E10)
  • "Look at me, I'm Ray Donovan!" (Saturday Night Live, S41E10)

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

#clipoftheweek

Wake up, you need to make money

Off to Chicago for some R&R before heading to Des Moines to hobnob with Señor Bob and Jaime on Broad City.

Against my better judgment, I'm bringing a four-pound mic with me on the road to maintain podcast regularity.

I found a restaurant in Des Moines that makes crab Rangoon pizza. JSS, JSS.

33

It's that belated time of year again.

I am chuffed to present Mad Mix, a croquembouche of audio things 2015.

Thanks to Jon Wilcox and Adam Robot for the artwork, and to Adrian, Matt, Drew, Mike, and Russell for consulting.

[1:35:25]

As a third of the mix is unavailable on Spotify, I have to host a stream myself. Please pardon any lag – or download the mix.

DOWNLOAD MAD MIX
my 70mm roadshow

alternate download link

Notes:

Tony Primo and Nixxie is Joseph Mount (Metronomy) and Robyn.

Evangelist is Gavin Clark and members of UNKLE.

Jeff Rosenstock first appeared on 2005's Dreidel 2 the Grave, and then on 2009's The '09 Sound. It seems he is my musical constant.

Other returnees: Silicon Valley ('14), Chance the Rapper ('13), The Mountain Goats ('06, '08), Vince Staples ('14), Gavin Clark ('07), South Park ('05), and Miguel ('12).


Previously on Adam Riff™:

Our favourite songs. One per year.


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" [2013]
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart" [2014]
16. Oneohtrix Point Never – "No Good" [2015] – as heard on Mad Mix

When I listen to it, I feel the totality of my life.

Kaneda! What do you see?

I need to experience it live, and want it played as I'm cremated. Have fire kick in at 1:30.

Breathe in deep and debride your life

Previously on Adam Riff™:
I am chuffed to present Backwash, a podcast by Adam Robot and I.


Episode 6:

1. White Dudes Wearing Shorts in Cold Weather / "Same Old Love" / Vampire Selfies / Gift Cards
2. Virtual Reality / Auto Shows
3. Fuller House / MADtv's 20th Anniversary Reunion / Guns N' Roses
4. Jon's Ideas
5. What Horrible Things Did We Do to Our Penises Last Year?

I got a new mic, so the sound quality is better.

Oh and Backwash is also available in the iTunes store now!


Expanding on an idea I share in the above podcast…

Idea: One day, all of the guns in the world mysteriously vanish. How do gun owners react, particularly when they realize that everyone's guns vanished?

Law enforcement, gangsters, and terrorists can bluff for only so long.

While hunting lions in a remote location, a poacher's guns disappear, and his mobile cannot pick up a signal.

Two high school students plan to shoot up their school and then commit suicide, but on the day of their planned shooting, they cannot find the guns they planned to use.

Murder weapons in active cases go missing.

Crossbow sales skyrocket. Bombings increase.

As soon as a gun maker finishes making a gun, it vanishes. No new guns.


Television Show Idea: The Wirer. Namond Brice is now a Baltimore detective. He joins a detail investigating Michael Lee's drug-dealing organization. Dukie is an informant for Namond's team.

#backwash

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

2. Accents (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E01)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • Vince McMahon is 70 years old and can still do nightmarish things with his pectoral muscles (WWE Raw, 01-04-16)
  • Dr. Phil playing a doctor (Grandfathered, S01E10)
  • "Please don't dump my sperm on us!" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E11)
  • "Grow up."
    "Grow up? I have a Roth IRA. I eat wheat toast! You grow up!" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E11)
  • "In 4000 feet, stay straight."
    "You interrupted the song for that?!" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S03E11)
  • "It could be very difficult to make a good impression when you suffer from bad necktie behaviours, such as… 'The Peeping Tom.'" [cut to Kevin's tie] (Shark Tank, S07E12)
  • The title of this episode is "The Olyphant in the Room" (The Grinder, S01E10)
  • The part in Junior's hair gotta go (Black-ish, S02E11)
  • The part in Junior's hair disappeared mid-episode (Black-ish, S02E11)
  • Queenie from Coven (American Horror Story, S05E11)
  • "It's my vacation, bitch!" (American Horror Story, S05E11)
  • "Kill me, but screw me first." (American Horror Story, S05E11)
  • "Who do you buy it from?"
    "Frooom Sysco…" (Restaurant Startup, S03E01)
  • The running gag of the gang recording over the same VHS tape (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E01)
  • "We're like Moby. Reeeeeemix!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E01)
  • Frank's flag (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E01)
  • "We're mainlining wine. It's not beer. We switched Level 2 to wine because you can't mainline beer because it's got bubbles in it and shit." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E01)
  • "Shits and Ladders: Each member must take a laxative and get on a ladder. The one who can hold it in the longest wins. Also known as 'Chutes and Splatters.'" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S11E01)

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

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Ixnay on the Hombre

W. Kamau Bell's upcoming CNN series United Shades of America looks interesting.

In [the] series premiere, he uses humor to challenge Klansmen looking to rebrand their message. [source]

Shades of TV Nation.


Bill Burr on WTF with Marc Maron:

You never throw anything out. Everything you've ever owned exists someplace on this planet, unless it was biodegradable. It's out there – your rollerblades, everything that you stopped using.

You know how at the end of Big Fish, all of the characters in Edward's stories show up at his funeral?

Idea: A variation on Big Fish in which the estranged son ends up in the Great Pacific garbage patch at the end and sees stuff from all of his father's fanciful stories floating in the water.

His father lives in Hawaii, is dying, and wants to go on one last boat trip. He reluctantly accompanies his father on the boat trip. They get lost at sea. His father dies. The boat drifts into the Great Pacific garbage patch.