Welcome to the show!
Our guest and co-host this week is Two-Time World Championship of Public Speaking finalist, storyteller, and partner-in-crime with Melanie in the Las Vegas Improvisation Players, the lovely Carolyn Pelletier!
We start off the show with a heartfelt apology. A mixture of meds and vodka triggered issues with Melanie while live on the air on our last show. Jim’s response was also less than stellar. We aim to make this one of the best podcasts around, and we promise to keep it professional from now on. We know you have your choice of hows to listen to, and we are thrilled to have you with us. And now, on with the show!
Our review of JOKER
JOKER is a hard-hitting and highly original psychological thriller that a lot of people didn’t want made, including many people at Warner Bros. Fortunately, Todd Phillips was able to take the low budget given the film and turn it into something truly memorable. Joaquin Phoenix gives the performance of his career. Robert DeNiro hearkens back to his own role in Martin Scorcese’s THE KING OF COMEDY, and it’s one of the best things we have seen him in for quite a while. The cast and script were top notch, and we both highly recommend it.
We take time to discuss the movie’s success in terms of its ratings with major media outlets and social media mavens, giving yet another example of how out-of-touch they can be with the mainstream. (Don’t be influenced by them. Go see it, with the understanding that this is NOT a superhero movie. it is graphically violent and intended for adults only.)
Hillary is out of her damned mind! In addition to asserting that she could win if she ran in 2020 (HA!), she alleged that Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard and perennial third party candidate Jill Stein were acting for the Russians (this line is getting as old and tired as Clinton herself). Stein’s camp was relatively quiet. Tulsi was not. Ms. Gabbard went on Twitter and took Killary down in epic fashion. We happen to agree with Tulsi about Ms.Clinton, as well as her principled stance against war. (There are other things we don’t agree with her on, but that’s not important for the sake of this discussion.) Ms. Gabbard, frankly, should me much higher in the rankings, but The Powers that Be will never let her win. She’s being Bernied. The main winner here is going to be Donald John Trump. Can’t they get it through their thick skulls?
Speaking of skulls, among the thickest of the lot belongs to one Robert O’Rourke, “affectionately” called Beto. Beto is a malevolent fascist who uses the Constitution as toilet paper. We poke appropriate fun at him with our new ad, “The Mexican.”
News of the Weird and Wonderful
This is why we can’t have nice things
This is not funny, and it’s something we need to talk about
CounterCultureWISE News with Max and Phrytzie
Max gives us hard-hitting news from “Syria,” and then interviews an editor from the UK newspaper the Guardian. Phrytzie then gives a heartfelt eulogy for the late civil rights leader and congressman Elijah Cummings.
Should someone take a job in their chosen profession if they do not agree politically with the owners of the business? Abby gives her thoughtful insight.