#52: Friday and Boyz n the Hood (with Greg Buckman)

DAAAAAAAMMMMNNN, Sean and Matt had quite the adventure with this Snob. Three Snobs, two movies, one incredible theme about the hopes, triumphs, and tragedies of the intercity. O yea, and how Ronald Reagan was a very racist person. 

At the suggestion of fellow Snob and guest for the day, Greg Buckman--a man wise in the way of race relations and the untold narratives of American history--Sean and Matt devote this wonderful Snob to two films: Boyz n the Hood and Friday. One a drama, one a comedy. Both deeply human with moments of sadness and those wonderful aspects of the human spirit that we generally call hope.

These two movies are triumphs of 90s cinema that continue to carry prophetic messages about race in America. What is perhaps most amazing about these movies is how similar they are, considering one is very very sad and the other is very very funny. Like, roll on the effin' floor funny. Like, piss your effin' pants funny. 

Join us listener, because great stories and splendid cultural criticism await you if you would just hit that play button. Many special thanks to Greg for making this Snob possible.

#51: Jurassic Park, Hooray!


Back in the summer of 2015, as Matt and Sean traveled through Cincinnati on an unconscious vision quest, they were greeted with an image: the image of Newman, dying in Jurassic Park. As they recounted this image in detail, they found that the laughter erupting between them was as infinite as is John Hammond's inability to face reality. Next thing they knew, they poured some whiskey beneath the starry sky, and took the fateful step all podcasters must take, hitting the "Record" button on the iPhone. In that moment, General Snobbery came to be. 

In today's episode, Matt and Sean come together in Chicago to reminisce about the importance of Jurassic Park to their lives. Though they are not sure why, they are certain it is the only film that could ever have brought this podcast to be, for amidst its many, many flaws, Jurassic Park is an undoubtedly perfect film. Amidst the Chicago reminiscing, you, dear listener, will hear samples from that original recording, so long ago, as the snobbery unfolded with the crickets of night and spanned through the Dasein of Dr. Grant, Laura Dern, and Mr. Arnold's Arm. Though the sound quality may be lacking, Sean and Matt hope you feel the freedom of authenticity unfolding in this preliminary moment of General Snobbery.