#62: Blue Velvet

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Blue Velvet is a disturbing movie. The main reason it is disturbing is because of a man named Hopper. Dennis Hopper to be exact. Dennis Hopper plays Frank, a crazy man who inhales nitrous oxide from a ventilator he seems to always have. In reality, Dennis Hopper is playing Dennis Hopper, because when D.H. saw the script, he told filmmaker David Lynch, "I must play Frank, because I am Frank." If that is the case, it's a good thing he's dead. 

Join us for this disturbing snob that gets Freudian real fast. This one takes us out of our comfort zone. That's what David Lynch does. He seems to want to show us that we are all twisted when we dig deep enough, just like protagonist Jeffrey, played by the detective from Twin Peaks. Jeffrey likes Heineken, but Frank likes Pabst Blue Ribbon. We never learn what Ben likes, because Ben is more interested in lip synching Roy Orbison songs and punching Jeffrey in the stomach. Regardless, crack open your beer, pour yourself a coffee, and join us on this snob through the repressed sexuality of the dark unconscious. 

#61: The Waterboy: Adam Sandler Tackles Colonel Sanders

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“Something wrong with his medulla oblongata!” yells Colonel Sanders at Bobby Boucher. Rage fills the innocent Waterboy, and he crushes the fear-stricken Colonel with no restraint. After this, Colonel Sanders respects Boucher and eventually becomes one of his biggest fans. Then he is trampled by a celebrating crowd. This is one of the reasons Colonel Sanders is the best of all side characters in The Waterboy.

But there are many more! Let’s not forget Farmer Fran, who, like Mel Gibson, enjoys twisting his nipples. Then there’s Clint Howard, who is ‘not a handsome man.’ And Captain Insano (The Big Show), who shows no mercy.And of course we get Rob Schneider, who appears at random and repeatedly insists that the Waterboy ‘can do it!'

Does this film hold up, 20 years after its release? How does it stack in the canon of Adam Sandler efforts? Why would two dudes spend an hour talking about it here in 2018? All of these questions and many more are considered in this new schnob, which we know you will enjoy. Get the laugh track ready. Farmer Fran has some wisdom to share.

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

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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.