Saturday, May 18, 2013

S05 E07: You Name It!

It's another grab-bag of topics this episode, so difficult tie together into a grand theme that I think I'll let the New Yorker sum things up:

PLAYLIST (note the subtle thematic link, undercut by my needing to write this)

Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken

The Stills - Lola Stars and Stripes
Arkells - On Paper

Black Lips - O Katrina!
Jim Carrol Band - People Who Died

Yeasayer - Henrieta
Postal Service - Clark Gable

Death Cab for Cutie - We Laugh Indoors
Bon Iver & St. Vincent - Roslyn

Fleet Foxes - Lorelai


The Best of Chris Hadfield on Social Media
A new pro-gun control video
Speaking of raising a child: "Primary Care Giver", The Slope - Season 2, Episode 3
John Krasinski And Jimmy Fallon Competed In The Best Lip-Synching Contest Ever
Makers: Women Who Make America (PBS)

Tough Mudder pledge or deleted scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

S05 E06: Human Nature

This week, we (unknowingly) explore various facets of social psychology: the bombings in Boston and the Internet's response; memes, and how people, shockingly, are unoriginal; the social shift noticeable through the coming out of gay athletes; our fascination with horror films and, for not always unrelated reasons, tattoos. Enjoy!

 Nothing says "Mayday" like 'NSYNC GIFs, right?


Grizzly Bear - Yet Again
Radiohead - Idiotque

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - Rise Up With Fists
Goyte - Eyes Wide Open

Santogold (feat. Trouble Andrew) - I'm a Lady
Sleater Kinney - One Beat

Modest Mouse - Once Chance
Fleet Foxes - Someone You'd Admire

Madonna - Human Nature


The Real People of Your Favourite Memes (Funny or Die)
Mr. Rogers Meme
NBA Player Jason Collins Says He's Gay (via Deadspin)