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July 29

Steven Universe: Greg the Babysitter  Season 3, Episode 16

Greg tells the story of how he got his job at the the carwash.
posted by Small Dollar at 4:12 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 03: Trinity, Act II

"I am Time grown weary to destroy the world, embarked on a course of world annihilation."
posted by metaBugs at 6:28 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 45. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Five

Now that Refuge's destroyer has been revealed, our heroes work together to discover a way to stop it. But how many more attempts will they get at solving this, their most deadly mystery yet? Merle leads the group in prayer. Magnus plays hardball. Taako gets on his diamond grind.
posted by Tevin at 5:17 AM - 1 comment

BoJack Horseman: Stop the Presses  Season 3, Episode 7

Todd builds a giant papier-mâché Todd head. A customer service rep gives Bojack some good advice when he tries to cancel his newspaper subscription.
posted by Pendragon at 12:54 AM - 1 comment

July 28

Podcast: Reply All: #71 The Picture Taker

Rachel was a faithful user of a photo storage website called Picturelife, until one day all of her photos disappeared. As she investigated, she realized that every Picturelife user was having the same problem. Alex tries to find out if there's any hope of getting her photos back. Also, a preview of the new Gimlet show, Science Vs!
posted by radioamy at 8:17 PM - 1 comment

Steven Universe: Alone At Sea  Season 3, Episode 15

Steven, Greg, and Lapis go on a boat excursion!
posted by Small Dollar at 4:11 PM - 12 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: 70 - Goblin Queen

It's goblin day at the Minotaur again and we're joined by the Goblin Queen herself! She's very approachable! [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 7:49 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Resurrection  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 8

It's the second coming of another Bajoran religious figure believed to have died long ago. This time, it's Vedek Bareil…except it's not, and he is actually dead. Confusing? Well, what do you expect from the MIRROR UNIVERSE… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:07 AM - 2 comments

Mr. Robot: eps2.2init1.asec  Season 2, Episode 4

Elliot befriends Ray, hoping he can finally delete Mr. Robot; Dom makes a discovery; Darlene considers whether the FBI or Dark Army are the bigger threat. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 12:53 AM - 11 comments

July 27

BoJack Horseman: Brrap Brrap Pew Pew  Season 3, Episode 6

Diane's tweet lands Sextina Aquafina in hot water. Prankster and A-list actor Jurj Clooners gets under BoJack's skin.
posted by Pendragon at 11:14 PM - 3 comments

UnREAL: Fugitive  Season 2, Episode 8

As Coleman attempts to get Rachel to help him destroy Quinn and bring down Everlasting, Rachel has an alternative plan in store. Darius and Jay team up to secure their ideal final two contestants, but the alliance is quickly tested. Quinn gets some news that changes her perspective on the show and her life. [more inside]
posted by tjgrathwell at 9:46 PM - 2 comments

Archer: Dial M for Mother  Season 1, Episode 10

Lana with an assist from Pam executes a plan to get revenge on Cyril. Mallory and Archer quarrel when Archer finds out his father isn't whom he thought.
posted by Mitheral at 9:01 PM - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ALIEN FROM L.A.  Season 5, Episode 16

aka Odeon. "The people at the center of the earth are about to get a visitor." Wanda Saknussemm (Kathy Ireland) is a supposedly-geeky young woman whose archeologist father disappears down a deep hole. She goes to look for him and falls down same hole. On the other end is one of those "center of the earth" kinds of places, but instead of finding dinosaurs and prehistoric tribes it's full of Austrialians, living in a weird dystopia! The weirdness from there only escalates. Her improbable adventures cause her to lose the glasses and wear a bikini, making this the most laughable coming-out-of-her-shell story in memory. Another classic outing, with one of the most recent films they ever did. Alien From L.A. was made in 1988, produced by Cannon Group, stomping grounds of Israli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. For those who don't know, "Saknussmm" is the name of the guy from Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, indicating this movie was intended as an homage, though it really doesn't have a lot to do with it. The host segments in this one are particularly great. Dull surprise! Promo! YouTube, with annotations! (1h32m) Premiered November 20, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 8:32 PM - 3 comments

Steven Universe: Monster Reunion  Season 3, Episode 14

Steven uses his healing powers to help out Centipeedle.
posted by Small Dollar at 4:17 PM - 19 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 313: Bone Dry Feeners

We're back from Boston and ready to answer some old, stale-ass questions we left lying around the studio. Seriously, this joint would be haunted by the stench of our neglected egg-mess, if not for the positive spiritual energy projected by our own personal Craig T. Nelson. Suggested talking points: 3 Many Daddies, Mannequin 3: Ramekin, 50/50 Bag, Bilingualism, Best Boy Craig T. Nelson, Rock Climbing Buddies, Chip Dip Slurry
posted by drezdn at 6:44 AM - 4 comments

July 26

Preacher: Finish the Song  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 9

Jesse's in the wind while those close to him face life-changing decisions; the Cowboy comes back to Ratwater seeking his revenge. (from IMDb) (Warning: Gore seems worse this episode) [more inside]
posted by ODiV at 11:47 PM - 17 comments

BoJack Horseman: Love And/Or Marriage  Season 3, Episode 5

Enjoying his newfound fame, bojack decides to crash a wedding.. Rehearsal.
posted by Pendragon at 11:20 PM - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Republican National Committee, and Campaign Songs  Season 3, Episode 18

This week....
  • The 2016 Democratic National Convention, and Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine as her VP pick.
  • David Cameron's successor Teresa May's controversial pick of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.
  • And Now: A Summary of Roger Ailes' Contribution to Our Political Discourse
  • Main story: A recap of the 2016 Republican National Convention. (12m)
  • And Now: A Few More Highlights From the Republican National Convention
  • Referencing both the RNC's unapproved use of Queen's "We Are The Champions" for their convention, and the long history of Americal political parties misappropriating music, often unlicensed and frequently ironically, LWT got Michael Bolton, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Dan Reynolds, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson together to make a music video to speak against the practice. (7m)
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:32 PM - 9 comments

Podcast: SRSLY: SRSLY #52: New Blood / Absolutely Fabulous / Bewitched

Meet your new friends. Anna and Caroline from the left wing UK weekly the New Statesman discuss popular culture. They are awesome.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 6:42 PM - 0 comments

Tyrant: The Dead and The Living  Season 3, Episode 3

Barry and Molly employ every means available to prevent a personal tragedy. Fauzi and Daliyah become close through work. Ahmed makes a dark discovery about Nusrat's past. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 6:18 PM - 1 comment

Steven Universe: Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service  Season 3, Episode 13

Steven helps Kiki Pizza deal with a recurring stress dream.
posted by Small Dollar at 5:18 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: 69 - Halfling Bards

As a special treat for Chunt, Arnie has paid for Foon's biggest band to make an appearance. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 6:48 AM - 0 comments

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: A massive aggrievement boner cheer  Season 1, Episode 20

Samantha Bee wraps up her coverage of the RNC and gets the Sam Squad to talk with the delegates. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 6:40 AM - 3 comments

July 25

Steven Universe: Restaurant Wars  Season 3, Episode 12

When Steven dares to order off-menu from Beach Citywalk Fries, he unwittingly rekindles a feud between them and Fish Stew Pizza.
posted by Small Dollar at 6:46 PM - 16 comments

Longmire: The Cancer  Season 1, Episode 4

A double homicide sets off a chain reaction investigation that involves pot dealers, smugglers, Mexican Cartels, Tribal Police, County Deputies and Forest Rangers. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral at 4:46 PM - 0 comments

BoJack Horseman: Fish Out of Water  Season 3, Episode 4

As Bojack is forced to attend a underwater movie festival to promote his new movie, a series of events and the inability to communicate with underwater life makes sure that not everything goes to plan. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon at 2:31 PM - 14 comments

Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)  Season 1, Episode 5

When the Center for Disease Control has its funding temporarily cut, Luke attempts to reach a compromise to have the money reinstated, but Red's political machinations undermine him at every turn. [more inside]
posted by phearlez at 10:54 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Looking: The Movie

Patrick returns to San Francisco for a friend's wedding, and in search of closure and resolution regarding his relationships with Richie and Kevin. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 8:21 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: You Are Cordially Invited  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 7

ma'wIJ! ma'wIJ iS watlh b'wInghs uS tuH'e'ver to'Day! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:48 AM - 4 comments

BoJack Horseman: Bojack Horseman Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

Discussion post for the entire season [more inside]
posted by Pendragon at 4:18 AM - 17 comments

July 24

UnREAL: Ambush  Season 2, Episode 7

Quinn decides to interfere with Rachel and Coleman's deepening relationship by digging up the past. Meanwhile, when Darius decides to blow off steam by escaping the Everlasting set with Romeo, Rachel makes a decision that could turn the situation deadly. As her choices take a toll on her emotional well-being, Everlasting gets an unexpected visitor. [more inside]
posted by tjgrathwell at 9:26 PM - 2 comments

The Night Of: A Dark Crate  Season 1, Episode 3

Awaiting his formal arraignment at Rikers Island, Naz realizes that his survival, or perhaps his demise, rests with a particular inmate, Freddy.
posted by komara at 8:58 PM - 2 comments

Killjoys: Schooled  Season 2, Episode 4

The team discovers that students have mysteriously disappeared from a school for gifted children on Westerly.
posted by rednikki at 8:24 PM - 2 comments

BoJack Horseman: BoJack Kills  Season 3, Episode 3

Bojack is framed for a murder. Meanwhile, Todd and Mr. Peanutbutter are sprayed by a skunk.
posted by Pendragon at 7:11 AM - 6 comments

July 23

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Book and series spoilers [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 11:32 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Victoria

A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 10:34 PM - 4 comments

Dark Matter: We Were Family   Season 2, Episode 4

Three reconnects with his former crew; the Android finds herself in unique company.
posted by sammyo at 4:00 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: 68 - The Princess and the Eunuch

Princess Trachea Aurealia Belaroth is back to talk about her path to the throne and who might help her make it happen. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 7:12 AM - 3 comments

BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Show  Season 3, Episode 2

It's 2007, and Princess Carolyn works tirelessly to get Bojack to stop basking in the light of the glory days and start working again. Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter meet, and Todd kisses a girl. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon at 6:50 AM - 6 comments

July 22

Podcast: This American Life: #591: Get Your Money's Worth

Stories of people trying to make sure they get what they paid for, from political change to bedroom slippers. We follow a donor as he vets presidential candidates, and go inside a company wrestling with the consequences of its "no questions asked," lifetime return policy.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:43 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

Harry sets on a quest to defeat Voldemort which involves unexpected twists and turns through the wizarding world. Book and series spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 9:57 PM - 1 comment

Book: Waste Lands

Roland continues his quest for the Dark Tower, but he is no longer alone. He has trained Eddie and Susannah-who entered Mid-World from their separate whens in New York City in The Drawing of the Three-in the old ways of the gunslingers. But their ka-tet is not yet complete. Another must be drawn from New York into Mid-World... [more inside]
posted by nubs at 9:35 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Frida

An Academy Award-winning biography of Mexican artist and revolutionary Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage to mentor and fellow artist Diego Rivera into her self-portraits. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit at 8:58 PM - 1 comment

Steven Universe: Beach City Drift  Season 3, Episode 11

When Kevin, the pushy jerk who spoiled Steven and Connie's first night as Stevonnie, shows up at the carwash and doesn't pay, Steven decides to take Greg's new used car out for a spin to beat him at an illegal underground street race.
posted by Small Dollar at 4:59 PM - 11 comments

BoJack Horseman: Start Spreading the News  Season 3, Episode 1

Bojack and goes to New York to be interviewed for his new film. Todd tags along and realizes he bit off a little more than he could chew.
posted by Pendragon at 9:59 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: 67 - Ooze

I stepped on some ooze in the dungeon and then became friends with it...him...them? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 8:11 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Star Trek Beyond

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
posted by Uncle at 7:31 AM - 39 comments

Movie: Tale of Tales

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 1:05 AM - 1 comment

July 21

Steven Universe: The New Lars  Season 3, Episode 10

Steven inadvertently takes control of Lars' body!
posted by Small Dollar at 4:53 PM - 13 comments

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: A very special Full Frontal special  Season 1, Episode 19

Samantha Bee gets a bus and goes with the FF crew to Cleveland. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 1:18 PM - 11 comments

WWE Raw: The Battleground Go-Home  Season 24, Episode 45

Monday night saw a very unclear finish to a WWE Championship match, the reveal of the show GMs, an announcement that RAW was getting a Cruiserweight division, and John Cena trying to keep up with the kids on his lawn. [more inside]
posted by jermsplan at 12:43 PM - 16 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: 66 - The Curse

It feels like this may be it... our last chance to save Chunt. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 12:21 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacrifice of Angels  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 6

In the largest battle of Star Trek history, Sisko leads the attack to recapture Deep Space 9. Meanwhile, on the Dominion-occupied station, the minefield is about to come down—and the only people who can stop it have been preemptively arrested. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 10:46 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 03: Trinity, Act I

The team takes a break.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:41 AM - 4 comments

Mr. Robot: eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd  Season 2, Episode 3

Elliot vows to beat Mr. Robot; Angela gets a glimpse behind the curtain at E Corp; and fsociety stirs up trouble.
posted by Pendragon at 2:06 AM - 28 comments

July 20

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN  Season 5, Episode 15

aka She Was a Hippy Vampire "Beyond Wildest Dreams!" "Her thrills rip forth in wide wild adventure!" Supervillain-in-a-wrestling-mask Ratfink (really) and his henchmen plan to steal an atomic hearing aid (really) and the only one that can stop her is Batwoman (not the DC Comics character!) and her mob of cultish, barely-clothed girls. Really. There's something of a surprise ending, but who cares make it stop im leaving With short Cheating: Teenager John is haunted by both the memory of his cheating on tests, and by his teacher Miss Granby's disembodied head, staring at him from the black void in which he lives. Oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god. This is SUCH A TERRIBLE MOVIE, easily sortable with Robot Monster, Manos and Monster A-Go-Go in the WORST heap. It's not on many people's best-of lists but it's a favorite of mine. The movie wants to partly be a comedy, but is incredibly inept. Badness and wrongness drip from every inch of this film. The short is terrific, a legendary segment. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 13, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 6:24 PM - 8 comments

Steven Universe: Too Short To Ride  Season 3, Episode 9

Steven and Amethyst take Peridot to Funland!
posted by Small Dollar at 6:10 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 312: Face 2 Face: Live from Drowzee City

Here's our live show from the Wilbur Theater in beautiful Boston, MA! We talk a lot about Pokemon Go in this episode, which is only appropriate, because one out of the three of us was also playing Pokemon Go basically the whole time we were on stage.
posted by kmz at 1:37 PM - 2 comments

Archer: Job Offer  Season 1, Episode 9

Archer is mistakenly recruited by ODIN and Mallory has mixed feelings whether to get him back. Cyril expresses trust issues. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral at 12:35 PM - 1 comment

July 19

Steven Universe: Mr. Greg  Season 3, Episode 8

A trip to Empire City inspires Steven, Greg, and Pearl to break into song.
posted by Small Dollar at 6:26 PM - 19 comments