Show Notes

Episode 11 Show Notes

Understandably, listeners don’t always take us seriously, so we have to remind them when we’re being serious. It is true that Brian is addicted to locating unclaimed assets for random people. It’s a thing he started doing and writing about many years ago. He even got a thank you from actress Martha Plimpton after the…

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Episode 10 Show Notes

Jack’s auditions went better than anticipated, so we’ll presumably be doing more of them in the future. Here’s one of the pages from the audition. As Jack mentioned in the podcast, he only had his lines so he didn’t know what any of the responses would be, which was kind of the whole point. We…

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Episode 9 Show Notes

Yelp is a great outlet for humor writing. But it’s an absolute curse to restaurant owners who are the mercy of unappeasable jackasses. Here’s the Most Pretentious Yelp review of one of the country’s best restaurants that Brian read in the episode: Here’s Elon Musk with the broken windows of his space truck, which inspired…

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Episode 8 Show Notes

The Google WiFi kiosks are great in theory — free WiFi, USB ports to charge your phone, 911 button, and the ability to make free phone calls over the internet. Unfortunately, they’re also magnets for urban campers who usually drag a newspaper box over to use as a lounge chair. Here’s an article from USA…

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Episode 7 Show Notes

The movie Brian’s son was obsessed with is called Downfall, a German film with remarkable acting by Bruno Ganz. There’s a good chance you’ve actually seen a part of the film — the scene with Hitler screaming at his officers was a very popular meme for quite some time. You’ll recognize it in this clip,…

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Episode 6 Show Notes

On one hand, we’d like to complain about how long it can take to pare all the audio down to a decent length — but on the other hand, we remember editing on actual magnetic tape. Locating the sound, cutting the tape, splicing the tape — the digital generation has no idea what a colossal…

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Episode 5 Show Notes

Matt Fisher as Dennis Quaid. Matt is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that one can simply say, “Be Dennis Quaid” and he will deliver a brilliant, hilarious, improvised ramble for 30 minutes. A curse in that you have to cut said ramble down by 20 minutes, with absolutely no idea where…

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