PODGODZ 312

Podgodz 312

Recorded 22 January 2019

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PODGODZ 311

Podgodz 311

Recorded 08 January 2019

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PODGODZ 310

Podgodz 310

Recorded 23 December 2018

 

Sh*t

Merry Christmas fuckos!

We had a spot of wind.

 

Podcasts

No Agenda 1094, 1095

Omnibus: Patrick Nagel

Do By Friday: The Lady Will Have the Diet Plate & Heavy Petting

Junkfood Cinema: The Long Kiss Goodnight

Skip to the End #110: Aquaman

Reconcilable Differences #93: Forty Gronks

Somehow I manage #38: Nog-A-Sake

No Such Thing as a Fish: Footprints on the Sea

Defocused #221: The Dan Street View Podcast (The Big Lebowski)

The Incomparable #437: Whale Logistics Movie (Star Trek IV)

TV Guidance Counsellor #333: Lamont Price

 

New

50 Things that Made the Modern Economy

Londonist: Rabbit and Pork

Someone called Adam Carolla?

 

Dropping?

None

 

The Show: The IT Crowd (Series 1)

The IT Crowd is a British sitcom originally broadcast by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, and Matt Berry.

 

Set in the offices of the fictional Reynholm Industries, the show revolves around the three staff members of its IT (information technology) department: coding genius Maurice Moss, work-shy Roy Trenneman, Jen Barber, the department head/relationship manager, who knows nothing about IT. The show also focuses on the bosses of Reynholm Industries: Denholm Reynholm (Chris Morris) and later, his son Douglas (Matt Berry). Goth IT technician Richmond Avenal (Noel Fielding), who resides in the dark server room, also features in a number of episodes.

 

The comedy premiered on Channel 4 on 3 February 2006, and ran for four series of six episodes each. Although a fifth series was commissioned, it was not produced. The programme was concluded with a special, one-off episode, that aired on 27 September 2013. The show was critically acclaimed and has become a cult television series.

 

 

1-1  “Yesterday’s Jam”

Jen Barber (Katherine Parkinson) is interviewed for a position at Reynholm Industries. Based on the claim on her CV that she “has a lot of experience with computers”, Denholm Reynholm (Chris Morris) places her in charge of the IT department. She discovers to her dismay that her office is on the basement floor with “standard nerds” Roy (Chris O’Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade). The two are resistant to her leadership, which is affirmed when they discover she knows very little about computers. However, Denholm’s adversity to non-teamwork forces the trio to get along. Jen hosts a party to boost the department’s popularity, but it backfires when Moss accidentally recalls an inappropriate story.

 

1-2  “Calamity Jen”

Denholm mandates his employees to attend a stress seminar, threatening to fire those who still experience stress by the end of the day. Roy, who has annoyed the seminar’s instructor, later steals his stress-measuring machine. Moss tries to make his own version, but when he leaves a soldering iron switched on, he starts a fire in the office. Jen is obsessed with buying and wearing a pair of red high heels that are several sizes too small; she inadvertently tells off a visiting executive who was planning on doing business with Denholm.

 

1-3  “Fifty-Fifty”

Roy’s date with a woman goes horribly wrong after she mistakes some chocolate on his head for faeces. Despite Roy’s insistence that “it’s not shit”, he declares that the woman didn’t like him because women only like “bad boys” and devises a plan to prove his theory by posting a despicable singles ad. After getting many responses, Roy arranges a date with a surprisingly good-looking woman and sets out to act like a “bastard” to progress their relationship. Jen impresses a company security guard by correctly guessing obscure facts; she is later selected as his “phone a friend” on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The security guard asks her out, following which Jen is unable to answer the quiz question correctly. Roy and Jen then take their dates to the same restaurant on Moss’ recommendation. Following a scene in which a restaurant entertainer is assaulted by Jen’s date after mocking him for failing on Millionaire, Roy and Jen’s dates leave together.

 

1-4  “The Red Door”

Frustrated at the repeated theft of his coffee mug, Moss shows off a plain-white one which supposedly has a picture of his head on the bottom; however, he is unable to find it. After heading upstairs to resolve an IT problem, Roy finds himself trapped underneath the desks of two female employees like a “desk rabbit”. As Roy calls Moss away for help to escape, Jen investigates what’s behind a strange red door in the department that Roy and Moss have forbidden her to open. Inside, she discovers Richmond (Noel Fielding), a lonely goth whose job is to watch over some blinky lights on a machine. Richmond shares his back story of how he was Denholm’s right-hand man until the death of Denholm’s father and (coincidentally) Richmond’s discovery of the dark-wave band Cradle of Filth. Touched by his story, Jen sets out to help and restore Richmond to his former glory.

 

1-5  “The Haunting of Bill Crouse”

After a terrible dinner date with co-worker Bill Crouse (Adam Buxton), Jen wants to avoid his asking for a follow-up date, so she tells Moss to lie and say that she is too busy. However, when Bill arrives and is about to uncover Moss’s lie, Moss tells Bill that Jen has died. Things escalate when Bill spreads the rumour that he was the last person to sleep with Jen, while Moss lies to Jen that the flowers and sympathy card are because she was made Employee of the Month. When she starts reappearing in the office, Bill thinks she is haunting him, which is made worse when she later calls him and shows up at his house to take back the rumour. Meanwhile, Roy gets a request from a girl from the fifth floor (a place Roy calls “The Land of the Beautiful People”), but confuses the attractive Julie with the ugly Judy, the latter of whom made the request.

 

1-6  “Aunt Irma Visits”

Following a meeting in which Denholm thanks everyone involved in a successful project except for the IT department, Jen becomes exceptionally moody and irritable. When Moss and Roy ask about it, Jen replies it’s a visit from her “Aunt Irma”, a euphemism for her premenstrual syndrome. Moss has been having therapy sessions with an attractive company psychiatrist, but when the latter wants to halt the sessions, Moss gets angry and starts swearing. After being personally thanked by Denholm for his work, Roy experiences strong emotional feelings. Jen reasons that the recent mood changes must be “Aunt Irma”, but Moss mistakenly shares this insight to the IT community and it goes viral, turning them into Internet celebrities and inciting Aunt Irma riots throughout the world. To settle their emotions, Jen, Moss and Roy have a “girls’ night out” where they watch Steel Magnolias. They then go to the company’s celebration party where they all become drunk and wake up with unexpected partners the next morning.

 

 

Movies

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

 

TV

Top Chef

 

On Tap

Nothing except UK Christmas specials on tap.

The collective Star Trek Movies (all of them. ALL. OF. THEM.)

I’ll probably see Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse again, hopefully in stereo, which because of Aquaman is out of my local theatre.

 

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PODGODZ 309

Podgodz 309

Recorded 11 December 2018

Shit

We had a fuck ton of rain, like 2 inches in 4 hours. Transit flooded.

 

 

Podcasts

No Agenda

Acidental Tech Podcast

Omnibus

Do By Friday

Roderick on the Line

Skip to the End

Junkfood Cinema

Good Place official podcast

The incomparable

Unatended Consequences

 

 

New

None

 

Dropping?

None

 

The Show:

Turner & Hooch (1989)

 

On a scale of 1 to 10 on the Pumps & a Bump (original version) scale, this is a 4 of how much of Tom Hank’s package you are forced to see.

 

Weird things I noticed

 

Turner has a star badge, typical of Sheriff’s in a wallet folder for a shield badge.

 

Hooch breaks the window. When Turner is on scene investigating the death, the animal handlers go through a door with the windows boarded up. Who boarded up those windows?

 

Tom Hanks is super anal and is unreasonably angry

 

I had not seen this since the theatre, didn’t remember much, so why did I know Craig T. Nelson is a bad guy?

 

I think that this is T. Hanks, just after dumping his pre-fame wife, mother of Colin. He thought this was his sexy movie, so that’s why he fired and replaced Fonzie as the director. It’s a challenge to have the nicest man in Hollywood hate you. I remember the early interviews on Roswell with Colin Hanks talking shit about his dad, since he was on his mother’s side and hadn’t yet been won back over by his Dad casting him.

 

The music in this movie is horrible, fuck you Charles Gross!

 

Where did Hooch sleep the first night? I find it unlikely that Turner didn’t bath him immediately.

 

Why during the wacky hijinks is Hooch not pissing on something?

 

Spottiswoode is not a good director.

 

The people on Does the Dog Die need to fix their shit. They say this movie has a clown, a kid who dies, a parent who dies, finger/toe mutiliation

, shaving/cutting, and says there is a shower scene. No…there is a bath scene. Where is the one where a clown breaks in, mutilates a finger or toe and then kills a parent and child?

 

I would prefer this movie with Lea Thompson.

 

Time to get a better view of Hank’s package and taint!

 

I refuse to believe this Turner would wait until the morning of day three to give him a bath.

 

FULL TAINT SHOT

 

So hooch fucked that shoe, didn’t he.

 

VelJohnson cares way too much about Turner getting some.

 

There are some bad leash continuity problems in this movie.

 

Yeah kid, your moms a pussy because she bought a Tercel!

 

That is so not what money laundering is or how money was smuggled out of the country. This is what stupid old white dudes thought was going on, not pallets of money that filled warehouses.

 

VelJohnson is creepy as fuck

 

It’s weird that Turner is using a revolver.

 

Aaaand Hooch gets shot.

 

Aaaaand Turner kills coach.

 

Aaaaaaand Hooch dies

 

Aaaaaaaaand Turner is now the chief.

 

Aaaaaaaaaaand Turner is now shacked up with Not Lea Thompson and they have a little Hooch…I don’t think that’s how dog genetics work.

 

And least it was an easier movie to watch than the one where they teach the chimps to fly and then nuke them.

 

 

 

Movies

Hooper

 

 

TV

Mitchel and Webb Look

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace

The IT Crowd

 

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PODGODZ 308

Podgodz 308: Lax and Gio talk s

Recorded 27 November 2018

 

Shit

Decided to order my own presents this year

 

Podcasts

Cleared all backlogs

 

Enjoying No Agenda

80’s All over is better when an episode is 2 hours

Omnibus: Pumpkin Pie

Do By Friday: The Cool Table at the Magic Convention, The Saw Spa

Top Four: Woodland Creatures

Incomparable Game Show #99

Reconcilable Differences #91: Truck Stop Floor Mat

Incomparable #433: You Like Garbage (Thanksgiving Draft), #434” All Wormholes Go To Heaven (The Black Hole)

The Villain Edit

The Dream

TV Guidance Counselor #328: Kevin Harrington

 

 

New

None

 

Dropping?

None

 

The Show:

Airborne (1993)

 

What is weird, I had not seen the movie but had seen the ending.

 

Why surfing?

 

Did they kill the dog (Slash)

 

They abandon the dream sequences

 

The introduction makes no sense, this is after Christmas not the start of a new term

 

The hockey team idiot is 20, and looks 25. He is also amazingly funny on The Patriot.

 

WOMEN/GIRLS are not PROPERTY

 

Little brown people did not play hockey unless they grew up in Alaska.

 

The hockey game is as out of place as the surfing. For a ‘prep’ team they have shitty gear,

 

If this is a game, where are the refs and coaches?

 

So they just abandon him, passed out, on the ice. Nice. He even dreams about his dog, the one they put down when they moved.

 

Who takes a leisurely shower unrelated to gym and an extended crap with reading material AT SCHOOL.

 

Luckily it was an early spring  in Cincinnati, it’s almost as if they relocated to Kentucky. This is 3 weeks after his arrival! So still January!

 

Weird diversion to the botanical garden and blue eyed soul boner jam #1. Where is the snow!

 

Gee, aren’t rollerblade brand inline skates SO MUCH cooler than skate boards and BMX’s? RADICAL

 

Sorry, I was paid for that interlude.

 

Another weird surfing interlude. Someone has a male foot fetish.

 

And now a fashion show interlude, the rare dude version. I’m too sexy for pants.

 

Gay slur.

 

Enter Alanah Ubach sporting her factory original honker.

 

The car, if you are interested, is a Pontiac Phoenix version of a Chevy Citation, sold 1980-84. so far from a new car on filming.

 

Prep douches spoil everything.

 

I’m not sure that Jack is wearing enough layers. He appears tp be wearing two jackets and a vest.

 

Math does not compute. Been here 3 weeks. Leaving in 3 months, his parents were going for 6 months.

 

He went and ruined everything with his pretty mouth!

 

Why did no one know Nikki was his sister?  She goes to the same school and should have the same name. How much younger is she supposed to even be?

 

He dreams of surfing and looking at his own feet.

 

Time for roller hockey, or contractural obligation #3.

 

So many sheets of plywood to conveniently skate over all the gravel patches!

 

He’s so good at roller hockey she just had a little orgasm.

 

Now he’s one of them!

 

Aggressive inline skating, or contractual obligation #4, racing the Devil’s Backbone.

 

Okay. How did they all get on top of the hill? Why is the “I won’t be skinny for no man” black girl the starter? Is her father the bus driver and she borrowed it to get them all there?

 

Sorry, but the ending choreography is week and the shooting removes the feeling of speed and danger. Perhaps because of contractural obligation #4?

 

Also how the fuck does surfer Johnny even know where he is going? It’s also a shame they couldn’t find a single skate Betty?

 

So Blaine drowned, right?

 

So, how did it work out for them?

 

Surfer Johnny knocks up not Jodie Sweetin. He sells his board, blades, and gear for a car seat after blowing out his knees. He ends up driving a dump truck hauling asphalt scrapings until he had a massive coronary in 2010, and in the process t-boned a school bus, knocking it into the river where they all drowned. Jodie Sweetin has an affair with Blaine, whose uncle owned the trucking company, so that Surfer Johnny gets hired, and keeps his job. To dull the pain she started taking opiates and died of an accidental overdose last year. Their 3 kids then went to live with uncle Jack, who is now out of the closet, and runs an athletic centre in a predominately refugee neighbourhood.

 

Gloria got a nose job, moved to Hollywood, and became a occasional Mexican. Wiley is still living in his parents basement where he is a semi-professional online poker player and Q-anon conspiracy enthusiast.

 

RIP Aggressive Inline skating: 1995-2005

 

Did this movie pass the Bechdel Test: Oh hell no.

 

Movies

Battle Royale

Top Secret

 

 

TV

Rosehaven S1 and 2

MST3K Season 12

Patriot S2

The Hollowmen S1 and 2

Fraggle Rock

Barney Miller

 

On Tap

Mitchell and Webb

Happy Valley

House of Cards?

 

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Time to put the Crown Royal sack back on the microphone.

Music Provided by Rucka Rucka Ali, Check out his work at RukasWorld and possibly commission him for your next project.

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