#59: The Last Jedi: Skywalker, Rian Johnson, and the Tit Monster


Hello Listener! We’re so glad to have you around. Have you ever had green milk? Well Luke has. Not long after drinking green milk, Luke blew up. Please don’t blow up. 

Sean and Matt kick it into hyperdrive on this extensive episode that begins in a state of mystery and ends in a state of clarity. That is the miracle that is, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson throws all of Star Wars fandom and Nerdom into a loop(er) with his peculiar take on most people’s favorite myth. And the result is something that peers deep at the dark nature of humanity. 

Don’t be fooled by the bizarreness of TLJ, it has stuff to say. There are touching relationships, self-knowledge, and much less Boyega. Perhaps that is the film’s strength. 

Rey is learning to be a Jedi from Luke, a man who is definitely not her father. Leia flies through space. Po is a douche. Finn is pointless. Dern kicks ass. Kylo wants to wear a mask. Despite these formulaic elements, TLJ speaks broadly about the rise of fascism and charlatans in our society. 

Join us on our Millennium Falcon, brush the dirt from your shoulder, and scream like Chewbacca’s stupid puffin, cuz the shit is about to get totes rizzeal. 

#22: Matt Trolled Spiritual Gangster


“Who’s the #Sandra in your life?” This is one of the many questions that we ask on today’s episode of General Snobbery. As much as we enjoyed critiquing the evil corporation known as "Spiritual Gangster" on last week’s episode, we realized that we’d left out a very important detail: the origin story of our despising of that evil corporation.

It all began on a simple day of Instagram #wanderlust, when suddenly Matt stumbled upon this company’s page. Filled with bafflement, filled with rage, he responded in the only way he could: by trolling Spiritual Gangster. It was only a matter of time before they blocked him, just as it is only a matter of time before they block General Snobbery. But before they blocked him, Matt left behind some shimmering relics of Snobbery-style trolling, which involves not the name-calling and ridicule of a Bro-type approach, but rather the creation of a particular persona that develops comment by comment, gradually leading the social media master of Spiritual Gangster to believe that this created persona is actually completely insane. 

We hope you join us for a laughter-filled episode, Listener. Should you enjoy, would you be so kind as to subscribe to us on iTunes? Or perhaps to leave a kind review? We thank you dearly. Fare thee well. 

#21: Spiritual Gangster

A “gangster” is defined as “a member of a gang of violent criminals.” So what is a “Spiritual Gangster?” On this episode of General Snobbery, we discuss just that. It turns out that “Spiritual Gangster” is a brand of clothing that sells spiritual values that speak to an ever-growing subsect of Western culture. They are interested in taking quotes from ancient sages, printing them in trendy fonts onto tank tops, hoodies, and shirts, and selling that clothing for a whole lot of money. A great business model! 

They also have  quite the Instagram page (@spiritualgangster). We recommend you check it out if you are interested in seeing pictures of aesthetically pleasing white yogis doing postures in exotic locations. Hey, if you scroll through the comments, you might even find one provided by the General himself! 

Come snob with us as we take a tour de force through the capitalist echelons of this company that seeks to fuse ancient wisdom with contemporary culture. Cause hey, who says that snobbery has to be directed at film?  

And if you would be so kind, do check out our Facebook page, Twitter page, or even our Instagram, where you will find many more photos like the ones on this page to come. If you find us amusing, you might even offer us the great treat of subscribing to us on iTunes. We assure you, we are committed to sending as much delightful snobbery your way as we possibly can. 

Fare thee well, Listener.