53. Podcasts, Ranked Lists, Metatextuality
Phil and Jake celebrate the first anniversary of the podcast by adding podcasts, ranked lists, and metatextuality to the List of Every Damn Thing.
EDT is one year old! Phil and Jake celebrate by ranking podcasts, ranked lists and metatextuality on the List of Every Damn Thing.
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- We don’t talk about it in the episode, but we both watched Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, a noteworthy film dealing with metatextuality (though you could get a lot of the same effect from watching YouTube reaction videos or the Bo Burnham video where he reacts to himself). One thing that we enjoyed we enjoyed from Symbiopsychotaxiplasm was when a film crew member says that every husband and wife from the moment of birth are destined to say poorly written cliched banalities at each other and all they want to say is "you're cutting my balls off" and "you're not a real man".
- Phil mentioned a podcast where you can listen to old Knicks games along with commentary. He has no proof that such a podcast exists, maybe he dreamed it. He's listened to commentary of old games on Knicks Film School but not the actual audio broadcast. He's sure such a thing could exist though.
- Other podcasts mentioned include This American Life, Planet Money, Radiolab and WTF with Marc Maron.
- In one scene in Luca, the characters watch Big Deal on Madonna Street. BD on MS is a really influential crime/caper movie. Heist type movies seem like they're all either remakes of this movie or Rififi (which BD on MS itself seems like a response to).
- TV shows discussed include The Office, Fleabag, Moonlighting, Saturday Night Live, Frasier, Batman: The Animated Series and Watchmen.
- Songs discussed include “Something to Ride To” & “Freaky Tales” by Too $hort, “We Got the Beat” by The Go-Gos, “1999” by Prince, “The Ghost of Tom Joad” & “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen, “Tulsa Time” by Don Williams, “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira, “Jackin’ for Beats” by Ice Cube, “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” by Cinderella, “Whiskey Bent and Hellbound” by Hank Williams, Jr. and “Ramblin’ Man” by Hank Williams.
- We talk a bit about the Grant Morrison run on the comic series Animal Man, Phil remembers issue #5 (“The Coyote Gospel”) where Wile E. Coyote is reimagined as a Christ figure who dies over and over again in our world to redeem his own. Bonkers shit. Jake mentions issue #26 (“Deus Ex Machina”), where Morrison himself appears in the comic. Jake also talks about Morrison’s The Invisibles, which he hasn’t read, but has heard about it containing some magic where the author trades places with one of the characters.
- for the record, Phil says that Morrison uses a non-gender binary pronoun but the author’s own website uses he / him / his so Jake probably isn’t guilty of misgendering.
- Jorge Luis Borges also dealt extensively with himself as a character. Here's the short piece we mentioned. He's maybe the most meta writer.
- The idea of Countryman and the Cinematograph seems to be "country people don't know that movies aren't real". The idea of people not knowing movies aren’t real is fun, which is probably why so many people-- including your humble hosts-- repeat the probably-urban-legend of people running for cover during early screenings of Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat.
- In the back of Las Meninas you can see the painter, Diego Velázquez.
- Phil was trying to remember the Hal Hartley movie Flirt in which the same dialogue is used three different times. He tries to remember the name of this movie a couple times a year but It's kind of boring so it's difficult.
- Other movies discussed include The Princess Bride, The Truman Show, Deadpool, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Caddyshack, Watchmen, the Star Wars movies, The Matrix, Trading Places, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, the Wayne’s World movies, Spaceballs, The Last Starfighter and Howard the Duck.
ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
finger quotes * parasocial relationships * jicama * tiered lists * metafiction * simulation theory * rap music * The Treachery of Images by René Magritte * Pee-Wee Herman * Duck Amuck * Watchmen (comic) * gophers * “Weird Al” Yankovic * bagels * The Three Stooges * Run the Jewels * Popeye * cubed ice * Jessica Rabbit * jorts * sriracha * Warner Bros. large-graphic cartoon t-shirts * Spinderella * Chris Gaines * McRib * Double Stuf Oreos * Cookies & Cream Oreos * Oops! All Berries * puns * nail clippers * shirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lame shorts & furry cha-cha heels * video games * saxophone in rock music * Bon Jovi * karaoke
Below are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here):
- Dolly Parton - person
- interspecies animal friends - idea
- sex - idea
- Clement Street in San Francisco - location
- Prince - person
- It’s-It - food
- Cher - person
- Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character
- Donald Duck - fictional character
- Hank Williams - person
168. Jenny McCarthy - person
169. Jon Voight - person
170. Hank Williams, Jr - person
171. British Royal Family - institution
172. Steven Seagal - person
173. McRib - food
174. war - idea
175. cigarettes - drug
176. QAnon - idea
177. transphobia - idea